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  • Saso blows bid with 75, settles for money list honors
    by Dante Navarro on November 29, 2020 at 8:21 am

    Staying within three shots off Hara with pars in the first four holes, Saso faded with three straight bogeys from No. 5 on errant shots and a poor short game. Though she fought back with birdies on Nos. 8 and 10, disaster struck the Fil-Japanese, who overshot the par-5 11th on her second shot, needing to use her left hand to extricate herself out of a bad lie from under a tree.

  • FIBA: Young Gilas proud of effort vs. all-pro Thai squad
    by Camille B. Naredo, ABS-CBN News on November 29, 2020 at 8:14 am

    Gilas Pilipinas played beyond its years in an impressive 93-61 victory over Thailand on Friday night.

  • Margielyn Didal snatches silver in online Madrid meet
    by Luisa Morales on November 29, 2020 at 8:10 am

    Competing from Cebu City, World No. 14 Didal bested World No. 8 Gabriela Mazetto to reach the final round where she faced off with Nanaka Fukisawa of Japan.

  • Cavaliers sign Thon Maker to training camp deal
    by mgiongco on November 29, 2020 at 7:44 am

    The Cleveland Cavaliers have agreed to a training camp deal with 7-foot center Thon Maker, according to a report from the Cleveland Plain Dealer. Maker, 23, has averaged 4.7 points and 2.8 rebounds in four seasons with the Milwaukee Bucks and Detroit Pistons. He played in 60 games (14 starts) last season with the Pistons The post Cavaliers sign Thon Maker to training camp deal appeared first on Inquirer Sports.

  • Heat sign Adebayo to mega deal, also ink Haslem
    by mgiongco on November 29, 2020 at 7:37 am

    The Miami Heat reached deals Saturday with two players from their NBA Finals squad, signing center/forward Bam Adebayo to the richest deal in franchise history, while also coming to terms on a one-year deal with veteran forward Udonis Haslem. Adebayo, 23, officially agreed to a five-year, $163 million deal with escalator clauses that could take The post Heat sign Adebayo to mega deal, also ink Haslem appeared first on Inquirer Sports.

  • Ex-NBA vet Nate Robinson gets knocked out by YouTube star Jake Paul
    by mgiongco on November 29, 2020 at 7:33 am

    Former NBA point guard Nate Robinson was knocked out in the second round by YouTube star Jake Paul in a light heavyweight match in the undercard of the heavyweight exhibition bout between former heavyweight champions Mike Tyson and Roy Jones Jr. Robinson, a 5-foot-9 former NBA Slam Dunk champion, is 36, is 13 years older The post Ex-NBA vet Nate Robinson gets knocked out by YouTube star Jake Paul appeared first on Inquirer Sports.

  • Delayed Tokyo Olympics to cost additional $1.9 billion
    by mgiongco on November 29, 2020 at 7:01 am

    The coronavirus-delayed Tokyo Olympics could cost $1.9 billion more than its original budget of $13 billion, a 15 percent increase, a report said Sunday. The Olympics organizers will formally decide the increased budget for the Games as early as mid-December after communicating with the Japanese government and the host city Tokyo, the Yomiuri Shimbun reported, The post Delayed Tokyo Olympics to cost additional $1.9 billion appeared first on Inquirer Sports.

  • Shanghai marathon defies coronavirus with 9,000 runners
    by mgiongco on November 29, 2020 at 6:57 am

    Around 9,000 runners — some wearing face masks — took part in the Shanghai International Marathon Sunday, Chinese media said, a rare mass event in a year when coronavirus laid waste to most such sport. Prior to the race officials touted it as an opportunity to show how China — where the virus emerged late The post Shanghai marathon defies coronavirus with 9,000 runners appeared first on Inquirer Sports.

  • Hamilton puts in record lap to take Bahrain pole
    by mgiongco on November 29, 2020 at 6:55 am

    MANAMA – Seven-times Formula One world champion Lewis Hamilton stormed to pole position for the Bahrain Grand Prix with a record lap in Saturday’s qualifying session, ahead of teammate Valtteri Bottas who completed a front-row lockout for Mercedes. The Briton lapped the 5.4-kilometer floodlit Sakhir desert track in one minute 27.264 seconds, beating his Finnish The post Hamilton puts in record lap to take Bahrain pole appeared first on Inquirer Sports.

  • Tyson comeback fight at 54 ends with draw against Jones
    by mgiongco on November 29, 2020 at 6:47 am

    Mike Tyson’s return to boxing at age 54 ended in a draw with 51-year-old Roy Jones Jr. on Saturday in an eight-round exhibition battle of former heavyweight champions. Fifteen years after retiring with a 2005 loss to journeyman Kevin McBride, Tyson made his comeback at Staples Center in Los Angeles without spectators in a pay-per-view The post Tyson comeback fight at 54 ends with draw against Jones appeared first on Inquirer Sports.

  • Tyson-Jones Jr. exhibition bout ends in draw
    by Luisa Morales on November 29, 2020 at 6:43 am

    Though the fight ended in a draw and both fighters were way past their primes, Tyson and Jones Jr. were able to give fans a pleasant contest.

  • Boxing: Tyson comeback fight at 54 ends with draw against Jones
    by Agence France-Presse on November 29, 2020 at 6:38 am

    Mike Tyson's return to boxing at age 54 ended in a draw with 51-year-old Roy Jones Jr. on Saturday in an eight-round exhibition battle of former heavyweight champions.

  • Kouame stresses desire to join Gilas program
    by Luisa Morales on November 29, 2020 at 6:08 am

    Kouame's next chance at his first-ever appearance for Gilas Pilipinas will be at the third window slated for February.

  • Delos Santos rules another online karate tourney for 24th gold
    by Joey Villar on November 29, 2020 at 5:51 am

    World No. 1 James delos Santos continued his stellar showing as he reigned supreme in the fifth Sportsdata e-Tournament World Series to hike his total to 24 gold medals Saturday.

  • Ginebra's Thompson ‘blessed' to be compared to legends Abarrientos, Jaworski
    by Luisa Morales on November 29, 2020 at 5:39 am

    In the span of their five-game series in which they won in cardiac fashion in the winner-take-all Game Five, Thompson has drawn comparisons to PBA legends Johnny Abarrientos and Robert Jaworski.

  • Boxing: YouTuber Jake Paul KOs former NBA Slam Dunk champ Nate Robinson
    by ABS-CBN News on November 29, 2020 at 5:31 am

    It took YouTube star Jake Paul just two rounds to dismiss former NBA Slam Dunk champion Nate Robinson in their boxing match, Saturday in Los Angeles.

  • PBA: Cone wary of Castro, TNT's 'difference-maker'
    by Camille B. Naredo, ABS-CBN News on November 29, 2020 at 4:36 am

    Barangay Ginebra is the "slight underdog" against TNT Tropang Giga in their 2020 PBA Philippine Cup Finals series.

  • PBA: Tough series vs. Phoenix Super LPG made TNT better, says coach
    by Camille B. Naredo, ABS-CBN News on November 29, 2020 at 3:37 am

    Even without a long lead-up to the Finals, TNT Tropang Giga is ready for their best-of-seven showdown against Barangay Ginebra.

  • Female kicker makes college American football breakthrough
    by Agence France-Presse on November 29, 2020 at 2:49 am

    Vanderbilt University kicker Sarah Fuller made collegiate American football history Saturday as the first woman to play in a "Power Five" contest.

  • NBA begins daily virus testing ahead of 2020-21 campaign
    by ggaviola on November 29, 2020 at 2:39 am

    NEW YORK – NBA players begin daily COVID-19 tests this weekend ahead of next month’s start of the 2020-21 season under health and safety procedures outlined by the league to clubs. The guide unveiled Saturday details protocols regarding the upcoming campaign, set to start December 22 with pre-season contests opening December 11 and training camps The post NBA begins daily virus testing ahead of 2020-21 campaign appeared first on Inquirer Sports.

  • Football: Neymar reaches milestone, but PSG held ahead of Man Utd showdown
    by Andy SCOTT, Agence France-Presse on November 29, 2020 at 2:03 am

    Neymar scored his 50th league goal for Paris Saint-Germain but warned the Ligue 1 leaders needed to improve quickly.

  • Football: Alaves down Real, as Atletico go level with leaders Sociedad
    by Agence France-Presse on November 29, 2020 at 1:58 am

    Atletico moved level with leaders Real Sociedad after extending their winning run to six matches.

  • NFL: All Broncos QBs ruled out amid COVID-19 concerns
    by Field Level Media/Reuters on November 29, 2020 at 1:55 am

    All three of Denver's remaining quarterbacks were ruled out for the game because of COVID-19 concerns.

  • NBA: Knicks signing Michael Kidd-Gilchrist
    by Field Level Media/Reuters on November 29, 2020 at 1:11 am

    The New York Knicks are signing forward Michael Kidd-Gilchrist to a one-year contract.

  • NBA: Cavaliers sign Thon Maker to training camp deal
    by Field Level Media/Reuters on November 29, 2020 at 1:10 am

    The Cleveland Cavaliers have agreed to a training camp deal with 7-foot center Thon Maker.

  • Golf: Mickelson and Barkley beat Curry and Manning in golf match
    by Agence France-Presse on November 29, 2020 at 1:02 am

    Phil Mickelson and retired NBA star Charles Barkley defeated NBA guard Stephen Curry and retired NFL quarterback Peyton Manning in a charity golf match on Friday.

  • NBA begins daily virus testing ahead of 2020-21 campaign
    by Agence France-Presse on November 29, 2020 at 1:00 am

    NBA players begin daily Covid-19 tests this weekend ahead of next month's start of the 2020-21 season under health and safety procedures outlined by the league to clubs.

  • PBA: Without much of a break, TNT and Ginebra begin PH Cup finals
    by ABS-CBN News on November 28, 2020 at 10:54 pm

    Game 1 tips off is at 6 p.m., Sunday, at AUF Sports Arena in Angeles City, Pampanga.  

  • Barangay Ginebra, TNT kick off battle many predicted they would fight—and both teams will be...
    by racosta on November 28, 2020 at 9:00 pm

    Barangay Ginebra came into the PBA Philippine Cup bubble with a couple of standouts either out of shape or coming off health problems. They somehow got off to a great start, ran into a bad patch and a controversial loss to a sister team, before correcting its course to nail the No. 1 spot. TNT, The post Barangay Ginebra, TNT kick off battle many predicted they would fight—and both teams will be going after more than just a trophy appeared first on Inquirer Sports.

  • Nepomuceno adds to his legend—and plans to keep going
    by racosta on November 28, 2020 at 8:00 pm

    At 63, Paeng Nepomuceno admitted that he no longer has a regular bowling practice routine. And that these days, he chooses his tournaments. But once he picks an event, “I make sure I’m ready for it,” the bowling legend said. In that sense, Nepomuceno fits the description of an “active legend,” the likes who continuously The post Nepomuceno adds to his legend—and plans to keep going appeared first on Inquirer Sports.

  • Boxing: Ex ALA coaches continue boss’ legacy with startup gym
    by ABS-CBN News on November 28, 2020 at 4:22 pm

    Brothers Edito and Edmund Villamor set up an eponymous boxing gym in Mandaue City hoping to continue the tradition of defunct ALA Boxing Promotions.

  • Thirdy recovering from COVID-19 in Japan
    by Joey Villar on November 28, 2020 at 4:00 pm

    Thirdy Ravena, who has tested positive for COVID-19 in Japan, is slowly but surely recovering.

  • Carlsen, So on track
    by Edgar De Castro on November 28, 2020 at 4:00 pm

    Magnus Carlsen and Wesley So posted contrasting victories at the Skilling Open Online semifinals the other day as each took the lead and pulled within one set of a potential grand finals showdown.

  • Gilas too good for Thai squad
    on November 28, 2020 at 4:00 pm

    Dwight Ramos is as good as advertised.

  • Battle of the bubble
    by Joaquin M. Henson on November 28, 2020 at 4:00 pm

    From 12 teams to eight to four and now, only two are left standing in the fight to the finish for the PBA Philippine Cup crown in the Clark bubble.

  • Mickelson and Barkley beat Curry and Manning in golf
    by mgiongco on November 28, 2020 at 1:23 pm

    Five-time major winner Phil Mickelson and retired NBA star Charles Barkley defeated NBA guard Stephen Curry and retired NFL quarterback Peyton Manning 4 and 3 in a charity golf match on Friday. The made-for-television spectacle, “The Match: Champions for Change,” was staged at Stone Canyon Golf Club in Oro Valley, Arizona, to benefit historically Black The post Mickelson and Barkley beat Curry and Manning in golf appeared first on Inquirer Sports.

  • Phogat wants to showcase new skills against Torres
    on November 28, 2020 at 1:20 pm

    Ritu “The Indian Tigress” Phogat vows to surprise martial arts fans when she squares off with Jomary “The Zamboanginian Fighter” Torres at ONE: BIG BANG next Friday,  December 4.

  • Gin Kings, Tropang Giga begin championship duel
    on November 28, 2020 at 1:10 pm

    It's time.

  • Parks making his father proud
    on November 28, 2020 at 1:00 pm

    The back of his jersey reads Parks Jr.---not just Parks.

  • Verstappen beats Hamilton in final Bahrain practice
    by mgiongco on November 28, 2020 at 12:58 pm

    Max Verstappen topped the times ahead of Lewis Hamilton in Saturday morning’s third and final practice at the Bahrain Grand Prix. The Red Bull driver clocked a best lap of one minute and 28.355 seconds in the closing minutes to outpace Mercedes’ newly-crowned seven-time champion by 0.263 seconds. Valtteri Bottas, in the second ‘black arrow’, The post Verstappen beats Hamilton in final Bahrain practice appeared first on Inquirer Sports.

  • Tyson plans fast start in ring return at 54 against Jones
    by mgiongco on November 28, 2020 at 12:41 pm

    Mike Tyson says he never imagined as a heavyweight boxing champion that he would climb into the ring with Roy Jones Jr. at age 54 as he does on Saturday. Fifteen years after retiring with a 2005 loss to journeyman Kevin McBride, Tyson makes a comeback after dropping 100 pounds and returning to training. “I The post Tyson plans fast start in ring return at 54 against Jones appeared first on Inquirer Sports.

  • Big-spending Chelsea under pressure to win title, says Spurs boss Mourinho
    by mgiongco on November 28, 2020 at 12:35 pm

    Tottenham Hotspur manager Jose Mourinho said Chelsea’s lavish spending spree ahead of the 2020-21 season has raised the heat on manager Frank Lampard to deliver the Premier League title. Chelsea spent over 200 million pounds to bring in Edouard Mendy, Timo Werner and Kai Havertz among others, instantly making them contenders in Lampard’s second year The post Big-spending Chelsea under pressure to win title, says Spurs boss Mourinho appeared first on Inquirer Sports.

  • Mara and Dona: Argentine twins a living tribute to football great
    by mgiongco on November 28, 2020 at 12:27 pm

    BUENOS AIRES – In the Rotundo household in Buenos Aires, the spirit of Diego Maradona has a living tribute: twin nine-year-old girls, Mara and Dona, named after the football legend who died this week. The diminutive playmaker, one of the world’s best ever who led Argentina to World Cup glory, inspired avid support through his The post Mara and Dona: Argentine twins a living tribute to football great appeared first on Inquirer Sports.

  • Greg Slaughter raring to return after sabbatical
    by mgiongco on November 28, 2020 at 11:25 am

    MANILA, Philippines — Greg Slaughter can’t wait to be back on the court after taking a surprise sabbatical last February. Slaughter, like many Filipino basketball fans on Friday night, was revved up after being treated to a series of games that started with a pair of do-or-die Philippine Cup semifinals clashes and ended with Gilas The post Greg Slaughter raring to return after sabbatical appeared first on Inquirer Sports.

  • Dwight Ramos backs up hype with breakout game for Gilas
    by mgiongco on November 28, 2020 at 10:04 am

    MANILA, Philippines — Much has already been said about Dwight Ramos, one of Ateneo’s top recruits this year. All the talk surrounding the Fil-American guard grew louder after his breakout performance for Gilas Pilipinas on Friday night. The 22-year-old Ramos delivered a perfect offensive game to lead a promising start for the young Philippine team The post Dwight Ramos backs up hype with breakout game for Gilas appeared first on Inquirer Sports.

  • Young Gilas shows promise in rout of Thais
    by mgiongco on November 28, 2020 at 9:09 am

    MANILA, Philippines — Gilas Pilipinas’ early concerns were nowhere to be found, at least after a hard-fought opening quarter in its lopsided win over Thailand in the second window of the Fiba Asia Cup 2021 Qualifiers on Friday night in Bahrain. By halftime, the young Philippine side already had a commanding lead, 53-29, that ballooned The post Young Gilas shows promise in rout of Thais appeared first on Inquirer Sports.

  • Parks takes top spot in PBA stats race, Abueva second
    by mgiongco on November 28, 2020 at 7:47 am

    MANILA, Philippines — There’s a new leader in the statistical race for the top individual honor in the PBA Philippine Cup. Ray Parks emerged at the top with 38.3 statistical points through the semifinals after averaging 22.5 points, 8.1 rebounds, 3.1 assists, and 1.3 steals to lead TNT. Parks took the helm and unseated Phoenix’s The post Parks takes top spot in PBA stats race, Abueva second appeared first on Inquirer Sports.

  • Argentine prosecutors probe Maradona death
    by ccolina on November 28, 2020 at 7:24 am

    Argentine prosecutors were investigating Friday the circumstances surrounding the death of Diego Maradona and whether it could have involved medical negligence, judicial sources said. “There are already irregularities,” a close family member told AFP. Maradona’s lawyer, Matias Morla, had earlier called for an investigation into claims that ambulances took more than half an hour to The post Argentine prosecutors probe Maradona death appeared first on Inquirer Sports.

  • Barcelona players set for 122 million euros salary cut
    by ccolina on November 28, 2020 at 7:21 am

    Barcelona was close to securing an agreement on Friday for a 122 million euros ($145 million) cut in players’ salaries this season to help offset the financial hole left by the coronavirus pandemic. The deal, announced in a statement by the club, must now be ratified by the players “in the coming days”. The reduction The post Barcelona players set for 122 million euros salary cut appeared first on Inquirer Sports.

  • Thirdy Ravena ‘all good’ after positive COVID-19 test
    by mgiongco on November 28, 2020 at 6:36 am

    MANILA, Philippines — Filipino basketball star Thirdy Ravena alleviated any worries over his health after testing positive for COVID-19 in Japan. Ravena, who plays for SanEn NeoPhoenix in the Japanese B League, showed symptoms of sore throat, malaise and fever of 38.2 on November 26, as per his team. “All good over here. Appreciate all The post Thirdy Ravena ‘all good’ after positive COVID-19 test appeared first on Inquirer Sports.

  • Michael Jordan donates $2 Million from ‘The Last Dance’ to food banks
    by ccolina on November 28, 2020 at 6:18 am

    LOS ANGELES —Michael Jordan has donated $2 million of earnings from his “The Last Dance” docuseries to local food banks in the Carolinas and Chicago. Jordan reportedly made $3 million to $4 million for his participation in the Emmy-winning, 10-part ESPN docuseries detailing his last season with the Chicago Bulls. “In these challenging times and The post Michael Jordan donates $2 Million from ‘The Last Dance’ to food banks appeared first on Inquirer Sports.

  • NBA books 49-game pre-season schedule from Dec. 11-19
    by ggaviola on November 27, 2020 at 11:01 pm

    NEW YORK –  The defending champion Los Angeles Lakers will open the NBA pre-season schedule against the Los Angeles Clippers as part of a 49-game exhibition slate announced Friday. The league booked tuneup games from December 11-19 ahead of the planned December 22 start of the 2020-21 campaign to be played at team arenas. Each The post NBA books 49-game pre-season schedule from Dec. 11-19 appeared first on Inquirer Sports.

  • Tyson plans fast start in ring return at 54 against Jones
    by ggaviola on November 27, 2020 at 10:55 pm

    LOS ANGELES  – Mike Tyson says he never imagined as a heavyweight boxing champion that he would climb into the ring with Roy Jones Jr. at age 54 as he does on Saturday. Fifteen years after retiring with a 2005 loss to journeyman Kevin McBride, Tyson makes a comeback after dropping 100 pounds and returning The post Tyson plans fast start in ring return at 54 against Jones appeared first on Inquirer Sports.

  • Barangay Ginebra and TNT are where everyone expected them to be: the Finals
    by racosta on November 27, 2020 at 9:00 pm

    Scottie Thompson buried a game-winning triple and, before he could even catch his breath, made it clear there would be no celebrations just yet. “The job is not yet done,” the dynamic Barangay Ginebra guard said on national television. He did a pretty good job completing part of the task, though. His triple sealed Ginebra’s The post Barangay Ginebra and TNT are where everyone expected them to be: the Finals appeared first on Inquirer Sports.

  • Elected to a full term, Tolentino faces big challenges–but he’ll have deep war chest
    by racosta on November 27, 2020 at 8:00 pm

    Abraham Tolentino finally gained a full four-year term on Friday as Philippine Olympic Committee (POC) president. And the challenges he faces is huge, the least of which is how to unite a highly politicized organization. “But with the help of this team, we can focus on [those challenges],” Tolentino said. “In the end, this is The post Elected to a full term, Tolentino faces big challenges–but he’ll have deep war chest appeared first on Inquirer Sports.

  • MATCHDAY: Newcastle plays Palace after back-to-back losses
    by Associated Press on November 27, 2020 at 4:09 pm

    A look at what’s happening around European soccer on Friday, November 27 (Saturday, November 28, in Manila): England Newcastle looks to avoid a third straight Premier League loss when it plays at Crystal Palace. Newcastle will welcome back top scorer Callum Wilson. Since signing from Bournemouth over the summer, the striker has scored six goals

  • Belinelli signs deal to return to his native Italy
    by Associated Press on November 27, 2020 at 4:08 pm

    BOLOGNA, Italy: Marco Belinelli is going back to Italy, announcing on Thursday (Friday in Manila) that he has signed a three-year contract to play for Virtus Bologna. The 34-year-old guard spent 13 seasons in the NBA, playing for nine different teams — Golden State, Toronto, New Orleans, Chicago, Charlotte, Sacramento, Atlanta, Philadelphia and, most recently,

  • Arozarena released in Mexico’s Yucatan
    by The Manila Times on November 27, 2020 at 4:07 pm

    MEXICO CITY: Tampa Bay outfielder Randy Arozarena was released by Mexican authorities on Thursday (Friday in Manila) after his former partner told a judge in Yucatan state that she did not want to press charges. Arozarena had been arrested Tuesday for a situation involving custody of his daughter, just two weeks after he won the

  • Bam Adebayo and Giannis Antetokounmpo hold the future of the NBA
    by Michael Angelo B. Asis on November 27, 2020 at 4:06 pm

    Bam Adebayo was the big name in the playoffs. While Giannis rested on his couch after the Milwaukee Bucks got eliminated, Adebayo battled with the best big man in the NBA on a dislocated shoulder. Bam is now a top 5 center in the league, (it was a pretty thin field to begin with), and

  • French, Polish golfers lead in South Africa as Nienaber battles
    by Agence France-Presse on November 27, 2020 at 4:05 pm

    JOHANNESBURG: Poland’s Adrian Meronk and Richard Roussel from France shared the Alfred Dunhill Championship first round lead on 65 on Thursday (Friday in Manila), while South African big-hitter Wilco Nienaber carded a disappointing 71. Meronk and Roussel shrugged off modest recent European Tour form with seven-under rounds over the Leopard Creek Country Club course near

  • Argentines bid a raucous farewell to Maradona amid clashes
    by Associated Press on November 27, 2020 at 4:04 pm

    BUENOS AIRES: Soccer superstar Diego Maradona was buried Thursday (Friday in Manila) in a private ceremony attended by only two dozen people — a stark contrast to earlier in the day when tens of thousands of weeping fans filed past his coffin for hours in an observance that mixed head-of-state-like honors with the chaos of

  • Road to NFL for Jets’ Castillo began with one repeated dream
    by Associated Press on November 27, 2020 at 4:03 pm

    NEW YORK: Sergio Castillo had the same dream a few times every year since sixth grade. The New York Jets kicker is on the field at a stadium when he looks into the stands and sees his mother and future girlfriend in the stands cheering him on. Castillo never told anyone about his repeated visions

  • Reports: Ravens QB Lamar Jackson tests positive for Covid-19
    by Associated Press on November 27, 2020 at 4:02 pm

    BALTIMORE: Baltimore Ravens quarterback Lamar Jackson has tested positive for Covid-19, according to multiple media outlets. Last year’s NFL MVP is the biggest star to become infected by the virus. The Baltimore Sun and ESPN, both citing unidentified sources, reported that Jackson was among four more Ravens players to test positive Thursday (Friday in Manila).

  • Only half of EPL clubs allowed fans when restrictions eased
    by Associated Press on November 27, 2020 at 4:01 pm

    LONDON: Only half of the Premier League stadiums — mainly in London — will be allowed the return of some fans when coronavirus restrictions are relaxed next week, according to new government measures announced Thursday (Friday in Manila). Another 10 top division clubs are in areas classified as the highest risk for Covid-19 infections so

  • Thompson’s dagger trey sends Ginebra to Philippine Cup Finals
    by Richiel S. Chavez on November 27, 2020 at 3:20 pm

    SCOTTIE Thompson sent the Barangay Ginebra Gin Kings to the Philippine Cup Finals with a clutch three-pointer that broke the hearts of the Meralco Bolts in the sudden-death Game Five semifinals, 83-80, in the PBA Season 45 Philippine Cup 2020 at the Angeles University Foundation Sports and Cultural Center in Angeles, Pampanga on Friday night.

  • Gilas Pilipinas clobbers Thailand in Fiba Bahrain qualifiers
    by ccolina on November 27, 2020 at 3:04 pm

    Gilas Pilipinas overwhelmed Thailand, 93-61, in the Fiba Asia Cup Qualifiers at Khalifa Sports City in Manama, Bahrain late Friday (Manila time). The young Philippine squad made up of collegiate standout had no problems against an all-pro Thai side, quickly breaking the game wide open in the second quarter and leading by as much as The post Gilas Pilipinas clobbers Thailand in Fiba Bahrain qualifiers appeared first on Inquirer Sports.

  • Thirdy Ravena tests positive for COVID-19 in Japan
    by ccolina on November 27, 2020 at 2:04 pm

    Thirdy Ravena has tested positive for coronavirus, his Japanese team announced Friday night. According to SanEn NeoPhoenix, Ravena’s club in the Japanese B.League, the Filipino basketball star started showing symptoms of sore throat, malaise and fever of 38.2 last November 26. He was then tested for COVID-19 at a medical institution in Toyohashi and yielded The post Thirdy Ravena tests positive for COVID-19 in Japan appeared first on Inquirer Sports.

  • Bambol vows to do more with fresh 4-year mandate
    on November 27, 2020 at 1:45 pm

    Tagaytay Rep. Abraham “Bambol” Tolentino promised to do more for Philippine sports after getting a fresh mandate from his Philippine Olympic Committee peers.

  • Tropang Giga advance to PBA finals
    on November 27, 2020 at 1:40 pm

    TNT built a slight edge, then leaned on a fourth-quarter explosion fueled by Parks to trounce Phoenix Super LPG, 91-81, yesterday, Friday, November 27 at the Angeles University Foundation Sports Arena & Cultural Center Powered by Smart 5G.

  • Argentina bids final farewell to favorite son Maradona
    on November 27, 2020 at 1:35 pm

    Buenos Aires—Huge crowds bade a grief-filled adieu Thursday to Argentina’s favorite son Diego Maradona before he was buried on the outskirts of the capital after a farewell that at times descended into chaos.

  • Hamilton focused despite achievement
    on November 27, 2020 at 1:30 pm

    Manama—Lewis Hamilton revealed on Thursday that he feels he has not yet processed the impact of his achievement in claiming a record-equalling seventh title to become F1’s most successful driver.

  • NFL MVP Jackson tests positive for coronavirus
    on November 27, 2020 at 1:25 pm

    Los Angeles---Baltimore Ravens star player Lamar Jackson has tested positive for the coronavirus, US media reported Thursday.

  • Thompson hits winner as Ginebra escapes Meralco, enters PBA Finals
    by ccolina on November 27, 2020 at 1:07 pm

    MANILA, Philippines—Scottie Thompson hit a game-winning 3 to send Ginebra to the PBA Philippine Cup Finals, ousting Meralco, 83-80, in a thriller on Friday night at Angeles University Foundation Gym. Thompson nailed the triple from the corner off a pass from Prince Caperal with 0.6 seconds left to play, ending what had been a thrilling fourth The post Thompson hits winner as Ginebra escapes Meralco, enters PBA Finals appeared first on Inquirer Sports.

  • Tokyo Olympics test events to resume in March
    by ccolina on November 27, 2020 at 11:50 am

    Tokyo Olympics test events will resume in March and a decision on fan attendance will come in the spring, an official said on Friday, as preparations continued for the postponed Games despite ongoing coronavirus fears. The comments from Yasuo Mori, deputy executive director of the Games Operations Bureau, come after International Olympic Committee chief Thomas The post Tokyo Olympics test events to resume in March appeared first on Inquirer Sports.

  • TNT books PBA PH Cup finals spot, ousts Phoenix
    by ccolina on November 27, 2020 at 10:22 am

    MANILA, Philippines—TNT booked a spot in the finals of the 2020 PBA Philippine Cup after extinguishing Phoenix, 91-81 in Game 5 of the semifinals on Friday at Angeles University Foundation Gym. Tropang Giga ended the Fuel Masters’ dream run inside the PBA bubble to return to the championship round where it will face either Ginebra The post TNT books PBA PH Cup finals spot, ousts Phoenix appeared first on Inquirer Sports.

  • Fine Guard sport mask scientifically proven by experts as best for athletes, fitness buffs
    on November 27, 2020 at 10:10 am

    Coming from the successful launch of their Comfort mask that takes personal protection to a higher level, Fine Guard introduces another groundbreaking innovation and product---the Sports mask. This latest variant is a highly effective anti-virus face mask for athletes and those with an active lifestyle.

  • Grand Slam box ticked, Thiem targets Tokyo podium
    by ccolina on November 27, 2020 at 9:25 am

    Having fulfilled his dream of joining the Grand Slam winners club by taking the U.S. Open title this year, Austrian Dominic Thiem is setting out his goals for 2021 and hopes to be standing on the podium at the Tokyo Olympics. The 27-year-old lost three Grand Slam finals before finally winning at Flushing Meadows in The post Grand Slam box ticked, Thiem targets Tokyo podium appeared first on Inquirer Sports.

  • Maradona wanted to be embalmed and put on show, friend says
    by ccolina on November 27, 2020 at 9:05 am

    BUENOS AIRES—Few people had the power to say no to Diego Maradona in life but his family appears to have put their foot down on an unusual last request. Maradona, who died from a heart attack on Wednesday aged 60, told friends during the coronavirus lockdown that when he died he wanted to be embalmed The post Maradona wanted to be embalmed and put on show, friend says appeared first on Inquirer Sports.

  • Bambol Tolentino reelected POC president
    by ccolina on November 27, 2020 at 8:30 am

    Cycling chief Bambol Tolentino was elected president of the Philippine Olympic Committee Friday receiving a full mandate from the body that named him chief last year in a special poll. Tolentino, who is also a congressman, vowed to unite the POC which has been polarized for several years despite the country capturing the overall championship The post Bambol Tolentino reelected POC president appeared first on Inquirer Sports.

  • Mbappe condemns Paris police violence
    by ccolina on November 27, 2020 at 7:35 am

    Star footballer Kylian Mbappe on Thursday joined French national teammates and other athletes in condemning police filmed beating a black music producer in Paris, calling a video of the incident “unbearable”. “Unbearable video, unacceptable violence,” Mbappe wrote on Twitter next to a picture of the injured producer, named as Michel. “Say no to racism,” the The post Mbappe condemns Paris police violence appeared first on Inquirer Sports.

  • ASEAN club competition launch pushed back to 2022
    by ccolina on November 27, 2020 at 7:12 am

    HONG KONG— South East Asian football officials have delayed the launch of a new flagship regional club competition until 2022, the ASEAN Football Federation (AFF) said on Thursday, with the prospect of a congested calendar next year prompting the decision. The ASEAN Club Championship (ACC), which was due to feature 12 teams from around the The post ASEAN club competition launch pushed back to 2022 appeared first on Inquirer Sports.

  • Argentina fans, police clash over access to Maradona wake
    by ccolina on November 27, 2020 at 6:28 am

    BUENOS AIRES—Argentine police and fans who were lined up to see the casket of football icon Diego Maradona clashed on Thursday as authorities moved to shut down access to the Casa Rosada presidential palace ahead of a planned 4pm shutoff for the public wake. Images on local TV appeared to show canisters of tear gas The post Argentina fans, police clash over access to Maradona wake appeared first on Inquirer Sports.

  • Maradona funeral cortege heads to cemetery near Buenos Aires
    by ggaviola on November 26, 2020 at 10:39 pm

    BUENOS AIRES, Argentina  – A hearse bearing the flag-draped coffin of Argentine football legend Diego Maradona rolled through the center of Buenos Aires Thursday as thousands of fans bade him a final farewell. Amid blaring sirens and surrounded by motorcycle police outriders, the funeral cortege swept quickly through the streets around the presidential palace, where The post Maradona funeral cortege heads to cemetery near Buenos Aires appeared first on Inquirer Sports.

  • The PH Cup will decide its two finalists with rubber matches
    by clopez on November 26, 2020 at 9:25 pm

    TNT coach Bong Ravena sounded relieved when he walked into a postgame interview on Wednesday night and said, “It’s anybody’s ball game now.” His Barangay Ginebra counterpart, Tim Cone, wished it weren’t so: “We hoped to not play this game, but Meralco had a different idea.” Ravena and Cone, coaches of squads many had predicted The post The PH Cup will decide its two finalists with rubber matches appeared first on Inquirer Sports.

  • PBA Philippine Cup Finals slots up for grabs
    on November 26, 2020 at 1:10 pm

    Today is do-or-die Friday for four teams which will be gunning for a place in the Finals of the 2020 Philippine Basketball Association Philippine Cup.