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  • Nadal and Osaka scoop top Laureus awards
    by ggaviola on May 6, 2021 at 10:52 pm

    Spain’s Rafa Nadal was named the 2021 Laureus Sportsman of the year on Thursday, while fellow tennis player Naomi Osaka won the top women’s honour. Japan’s Osaka won her second U.S. Open title last year, while Nadal equalled Roger Federer’s record of 20 Grand Slam titles by claiming his 13th French Open crown. Nadal picked The post Nadal and Osaka scoop top Laureus awards appeared first on Inquirer Sports.

  • ‘Exciting times ahead’: Ed Sheeran to sponsor Ipswich football club shirt
    by Agence France-Presse on May 6, 2021 at 10:33 pm

    Four-time Grammy winner Sheeran will see his logo appear on the men's and women's first-team shirts.

  • VisMin Super Cup: Well-rested Talisay battles Mandaue to begin Visayas finals
    by ABS-CBN News on May 6, 2021 at 9:55 pm

    MJAS Zenith Talisay faces KCS Computer Specialist Mandaue in the best-of-3 Visayas finals of the VisMin Super Cup at the Civic Center in Alcantara town, Cebu, Friday.

  • WATCH: Jake Paul grabs Mayweather’s hat, as Floyd-Logan Paul promo heats up
    by ABS-CBN News on May 6, 2021 at 9:47 pm

    Mayweather and Jake Paul were up in each other's face taunting one another surrounded by cameras when Paul went for Mayweather's cap.

  • Number of playable Batangas city venues to be determined
    by clopez on May 6, 2021 at 9:20 pm

    Philippine Basketball Association (PBA) commissioner Willie Marcial and his staff will do the physical inspection on three venues in Batangas City on Friday to determine whether the league can have all of its 12 teams hold practices there and put a semblance of a start to its 46th Season. There are three venues as candidates, The post Number of playable Batangas city venues to be determined appeared first on Inquirer Sports.

  • Someone owes volley group $80k, but who?
    by clopez on May 6, 2021 at 9:15 pm

    As the game of volleyball in the country tidied itself up with a new governing body fully recognized by the international federation, something, as the old association claims, has been swept under the rug: An $80,000 reimbursement. Larong Volleyball sa Pilipinas (LVPI) gave way for the creation of the Philippine National Volleyball Federation (PNVF) last The post Someone owes volley group $80k, but who? appeared first on Inquirer Sports.

  • Naomi Osaka, Nadal win top Laureus sports awards
    by Agence France-Presse on May 6, 2021 at 9:12 pm

    Nadal and Osaka picked up the Laureus Sportsman and Sportswoman of the Year awards on Thursday.

  • Nievarez last man rowing for PH crew
    by clopez on May 6, 2021 at 9:10 pm

    Cris Nievarez, the reigning Southeast Asian Games lightweight single sculls champion, refused to be cowed by the strong winds and stayed the course on Thursday in his pursuit to gain a spot in the coming Tokyo Olympics. Nievarez convincingly ruled the men’s single sculls repechage, finishing nearly five boats ahead of his closest competitor to The post Nievarez last man rowing for PH crew appeared first on Inquirer Sports.

  • NBA: Jazz, Nuggets in crucial West clash despite injuries
    by Field Level Media/Reuters on May 6, 2021 at 8:57 pm

    Utah's Donovan Mitchell (ankle) and Denver's Jamal Murray (torn ACL) will be absent when the Jazz host the Nuggets on Friday night.

  • Pacquiao in 'final stages' of talks for Mikey Garcia fight: aide
    on May 6, 2021 at 8:00 pm
  • NBA: Embiid, Sixers to meet Pelicans working on top seed
    by Field Level Media/Reuters on May 6, 2021 at 7:06 pm

    The first-place Sixers hold a 2-game lead over Brooklyn and will be in search of their seventh consecutive victory when they host New Orleans on Friday.

  • Different kind of battle, as Myanmar anti-coup MMA fighter arrested
    by Reuters on May 6, 2021 at 6:09 pm

    Phoe Thaw, 36, was arrested in hospital while receiving treatment for leg wounds sustained while testing a home-made bomb late on Wednesday.

  • Tokyo Olympics: Battling cold a challenge for Pinoy rower Nievarez at qualifiers
    by Manolo Pedralvez on May 6, 2021 at 4:52 pm

    Nievarez is the Philippines' remaining rower with a shot at reaching the 2021 Tokyo Olympic Games.

  • Tennis: Nadal makes Madrid last eight as Barty eases into women's final
    by Agence France-Presse on May 6, 2021 at 4:48 pm

    Rafael Nadal swept into the Madrid Open quarter-finals on Thursday with a 6-3, 6-3 victory over Alexei Popyrin, while Ashleigh Barty booked her spot in the women's final by ending the run of wildcard Paula Badosa.

  • Boxing: Casimero says him beating Rigondeaux will scare off Inoue
    by Dennis Gasgonia, ABS-CBN News on May 6, 2021 at 4:39 pm

    WBO bantamweight king John Riel Casimero believes he is capable of handling an elite counter puncher like Guillermo Rigondeaux of Cuba.

  • Chelsea outplays Madrid to reach CL final
    by Associated Press on May 6, 2021 at 4:09 pm

    LONDON: Chelsea’s decision to fire a club legend suddenly doesn’t seem so callous after all. While Frank Lampard’s name has hardly been forgotten by the Chelsea fans — there were chants outside Stamford Bridge before kickoff on Wednesday (Thursday in Manila) — new manager Thomas Tuchel is quickly creating his own legacy after leading the

  • Talks of golf super league resurface
    by Associated Press on May 6, 2021 at 4:08 pm

    CHARLOTTE, N.C.: Rory McIlroy returned to the site of his first PGA Tour victory and made it clear Wednesday (Thursday in Manila) he is more interested in creating his place in history than chasing Saudi-backed money in a proposed super league. Justin Thomas wasn’t far behind in that line of thinking. The topic occupying most

  • Verdejo’s fall from grace
    by Ed C. Tolentino on May 6, 2021 at 4:07 pm

    Felix Verdejo was supposed to be Puerto Rico’s next boxing superstar. In 2014, ESPN named Verdejo its boxing prospect of the year. ESPN called Verdejo a “hell of a boxer” and back then he seemingly had it all: an Olympic background, an exciting style and innate charisma. One of five children, Verdejo grew up in

  • Olympics: India's badminton team to miss Tokyo qualifier due to travel ban
    by Reuters on May 6, 2021 at 4:04 pm

    India's badminton team has been forced to withdraw from the Malaysian Open due to a travel ban, potentially impacting the players' hopes of qualifying for the Tokyo Olympics.  

  • Football: Barca aim to leapfrog Atletico but Real lie in wait
    by Reuters on May 6, 2021 at 4:03 pm

    BARCELONA - After staging a stunning revival to rein in leaders Atletico Madrid, Barcelona can finally go top of La Liga when they host Diego Simeone's side on a mouthwatering weekend as the four teams in the title race come face to face.

  • Marcial, staff meet Batangas officials
    by Joaquin Henson on May 6, 2021 at 4:00 pm

    PBA commissioner Willie Marcial and his staff will confer with Batangas fifth district Rep. Marvey Marino, Batangas City Mayor Beverley Dimacuha and Batangas State University president Dr. Tirso Ronquillo in a meeting in Batangas City this morning preparatory to laying out protocol, security and sanitation procedures in anticipation of teams practicing in three facilities in the province with IATF approval.

  • Nievarez is rowing’s last hope
    by Joey Villar on May 6, 2021 at 4:00 pm

    Cris Nievarez topped the men’s singles sculls repechage of the 2021 Asia Oceania Continental Qualification Regatta in Tokyo, Japan yesterday, and remained Philippine rowing’s one last hope for the Tokyo Olympics in July.

  • Dreams are not impossible to achieve – Kiefer
    by John Bryan Ulanday on May 6, 2021 at 4:00 pm

    From a high school and collegiate phenom to a national team mainstay, Milo ambassador, PBA superstar and now a world staple as the first Filipino athlete to join the elite Jordan Brand family, Kiefer Ravena has achieved it all.

  • Taiwan hoops on the rise
    by Joaquin M. Henson on May 6, 2021 at 4:00 pm

    There are two ongoing basketball leagues in Taiwan and next season, a third might emerge. Doug Creighton, a 6-5 Taiwanese-American, said yesterday it’s a positive sign of growth with more players getting the opportunity to land a job but at some point, the SBL, P-League and the third entity might need to come together, merge and consolidate.

  • Talisay, Mandaue start best-of-3 title showdown
    by John Bryan Ulanday on May 6, 2021 at 4:00 pm

    Unbeaten and well-rested MJAS Zenith Talisay looms as a heavy favorite when it troops to battle against KCS Mandaue in Game 1 of the Chooks-to-Go Pilipinas VisMin Super Cup Visayas leg finals today at the Alcantara Civic Center in Cebu.

  • PBA to inspect Batangas gyms for suitable practice venues
    by ABS-CBN News on May 6, 2021 at 1:48 pm

    Philippine Basketball Association (PBA) commissioner Willie Marcial and his staff will visit several wooden floor basketball courts in Batangas City that could be viable practice venues for PBA clubs while the league prepares for its 46th season.

  • PBA inspects three Batangas gyms for potential use
    by blozada on May 6, 2021 at 1:46 pm

    MANILA, Philippines—PBA Commissioner Willie Marcial and his staff inspected three possible venues in Batangas that could host practices if the league gets the necessary government clearance to push through with the 2021-22 season, as per PBA.ph. Marcial conducted ocular visits at Lyceum-Batangas Gym, Batangas City Coliseum, and Batangas State University Gym on Friday as the The post PBA inspects three Batangas gyms for potential use appeared first on Inquirer Sports.

  • Brandon Vera enjoys being a dad as he braces for ONE title defense
    by blozada on May 6, 2021 at 1:02 pm

    MANILA, Philippines—ONE World heavyweight champion Brandon Vera has taken no shortcuts in his title defense against Arjan Bhullar but that doesn’t mean he’s slacking off at the most important duty of all—being a father. While he has his team helping him for his fight in the cage at Singapore Indoor Stadium on May 15, Vera The post Brandon Vera enjoys being a dad as he braces for ONE title defense appeared first on Inquirer Sports.

  • Alora, 3 other jins eye Olympic seats
    on May 6, 2021 at 12:40 pm

    All four national taekwondo team members training under a bubble in Calamba, Laguna since January are in the final stages of their preparations, fuelled by the goal of making it to the Tokyo Olympic Games.

  • New Zealand weightlifter 1st transgender Olympian
    on May 6, 2021 at 12:30 pm

    WELLINGTON—New Zealand weightlifter Laurel Hubbard is poised to become the first transgender athlete to compete at the Olympic Games, in a move that will reignite the often vitriolic debate over the ethics of trans sport.

  • Pfizer, BioNTech to provide COVID-19 vaccine to Olympic athletes
    by blozada on May 6, 2021 at 12:25 pm

    Pfizer Inc and its German partner BioNTech SE said on Thursday they would donate doses of their COVID-19 vaccine to help vaccinate athletes and their delegations participating in the Tokyo Olympic and Paralympic Games. The companies said initial doses are expected to be delivered to participating delegations at the end of May with the goal The post Pfizer, BioNTech to provide COVID-19 vaccine to Olympic athletes appeared first on Inquirer Sports.

  • Bhullar: I’ve been ready for Vera for a long time
    on May 6, 2021 at 12:20 pm

    When Indian wrestling champion and rising heavyweight star Arjan “Singh” Bhullar came to ONE Championship in 2019, he had one goal on his mind, and that was to earn the right to challenge reigning ONE Heavyweight World Champion Brandon “The Truth” Vera for the belt.

  • Boxing: Pacquiao in 'final stages' of talks for Mikey Garcia fight, aide says
    by Agence France-Presse on May 6, 2021 at 12:19 pm

    Philippine boxing great Manny Pacquiao is in the "final stages" of talks for a bout against American star Mikey Garcia, an aide to the Filipino fighter said Thursday.

  • Pfizer/BioNTech to supply vaccines for Olympic athletes
    by Agence France-Presse on May 6, 2021 at 12:16 pm

    US drugs giant Pfizer and its German partner BioNTech on Thursday announced a deal with the International Olympics Committee to provide vaccines to competitors and staff at the Tokyo games.

  • Plenty of time for Sotto, Gilas to build chemistry
    on May 6, 2021 at 12:10 pm

    Kai Sotto is expected to spend more time with the Gilas Pilipinas national men’s basketball team this month.

  • Talisay fights Mandaue in Game 1 of VisMin finals
    on May 6, 2021 at 12:00 pm

    ALCANTARA—After a weeklong break, MJAS Zenith-Talisay City returns to the Civic Center but with much higher stakes in play as it takes on KCS Computer Specialist-Mandaue City in Game One of the Visayas Leg best-of-three finals in the Chooks-to-Go Pilipinas VisMin Super Cup on Friday.

  • Kings of Lagos: children learn chess to seek escape from Nigeria’s slums
    by blozada on May 6, 2021 at 11:27 am

    A dozen children crowd around plastic tables in the Majidun neighborhood of Lagos. Intently focused on plastic mats printed with chess boards, the children thoughtfully move pieces on the board as supervisors observe their moves. The waterside shanty town is just across the lagoon from the mansions and towering office blocks of Nigeria’s commercial capital. The post Kings of Lagos: children learn chess to seek escape from Nigeria’s slums appeared first on Inquirer Sports.

  • Footage of Hazard laughing with Chelsea players upsets Real Madrid fans
    by blozada on May 6, 2021 at 11:17 am

    Real Madrid forward Eden Hazard has upset supporters by appearing to laugh with Chelsea players after his former club knocked the Spanish team out of the Champions League. Chelsea beat Real 2-0 on Wednesday in their semi-final second leg, securing a 3-1 victory on aggregate. Hazard, who joined Real from Chelsea in 2019, failed to The post Footage of Hazard laughing with Chelsea players upsets Real Madrid fans appeared first on Inquirer Sports.

  • Lakers aim to have LeBron healthy for playoffs
    by blozada on May 6, 2021 at 11:04 am

    LeBron James will miss the Los Angeles Lakers’ crosstown duel with the Clippers on Thursday as the reigning NBA champions aim to get their superstar healthy for the playoffs. “He’s out for the Clippers. He’ll be day-to-day after that,” Lakers coach Frank Vogel told reporters on Wednesday, two days after James sat out the Lakers’ The post Lakers aim to have LeBron healthy for playoffs appeared first on Inquirer Sports.

  • NBA’s Hachimura gets racist messages ‘almost every day’
    by blozada on May 6, 2021 at 11:02 am

    Japanese NBA rising star Rui Hachimura said he receives racist messages “almost every day,” as uproar grows over the abuse directed at top athletes online. His revelation comes after England’s Premier League led a social media boycott to protest against racist taunts suffered by footballers including Marcus Rashford and Reece James. Hachimura, 23, a forward for The post NBA’s Hachimura gets racist messages ‘almost every day’ appeared first on Inquirer Sports.

  • Solskjaer says Man Utd fans’ protest went ‘too far’
    by blozada on May 6, 2021 at 10:57 am

    Ole Gunnar Solskjaer said the anti-Glazer protest that forced the postponement of Manchester United’s clash against Liverpool went “too far” but reiterated his call for supporters’ voices to be heard. Anger at American owners the Glazers, who took charge of the club in 2005, spiked after their recent attempt to join the breakaway European Super The post Solskjaer says Man Utd fans’ protest went ‘too far’ appeared first on Inquirer Sports.

  • After Valorant, AcadArena moves on to Wild Rift collegiate tourney
    by Michelle Lojo on May 6, 2021 at 8:36 am

    The first Wild Rift collegiate tournament in the country, it will follow the recently concluded UAC-Valorant where rivals De La Salle University's (DLSU) Viridis Arcus and Ateneo de Manila University's (ADMU) LG Esports locked horns in the finals.

  • Real Madrid defeat raises fresh doubts around old guard
    by blozada on May 6, 2021 at 8:08 am

    Real Madrid were not just beaten but outplayed, their defeat by Chelsea on Wednesday clear enough to spell the end of a team that has gone on and on but can no longer match the best in Europe. After a historic run that has seen Zinedine Zidane’s grandees win three consecutive Champions League titles and The post Real Madrid defeat raises fresh doubts around old guard appeared first on Inquirer Sports.

  • Nievarez books semis slot in Olympic rowing qualifier
    by Joey Villar on May 6, 2021 at 7:50 am

    Cris Nievarez topped the men’s singles sculls repechage of the 2021 Asia Oceania Continental Qualification Regatta in Tokyo, Japan Thursday to remain the Philippines’ one last hope of ending a two-decade Olympic drought in rowing.

  • Tuchel salutes Chelsea’s desire as Blues reach Champions League final
    by blozada on May 6, 2021 at 7:36 am

    Thomas Tuchel hailed the hunger of his “fantastic” Chelsea stars as they reached the Champions League final with a 2-0 win against Real Madrid on Wednesday. Goals from Timo Werner and Mason Mount booked Chelsea’s first Champions League final appearance since they won the competition for the only time in 2012. Tuchel’s side will face The post Tuchel salutes Chelsea’s desire as Blues reach Champions League final appeared first on Inquirer Sports.

  • Chelsea dominate Real Madrid to set up all-English Champions League final
    by blozada on May 6, 2021 at 7:32 am

    Chelsea set up an all-English Champions League final against Manchester City as goals from Timo Werner and Mason Mount beat Real Madrid 2-0 in a dominant display on Wednesday to seal a 3-1 aggregate victory at Stamford Bridge. If anything, the scoreline flattered Madrid as the 13-time European champions had no response to Chelsea’s greater The post Chelsea dominate Real Madrid to set up all-English Champions League final appeared first on Inquirer Sports.

  • San Juan Predators tap Spanish GM
    by Rick Olivares on May 6, 2021 at 7:15 am

    The arms race in the Professional Chess Association of the Philippines is officially on.

  • Clarkson scores 30, Jazz alone atop West after whipping Spurs
    by blozada on May 6, 2021 at 7:14 am

    Jordan Clarkson scored 30 points and Bojan Bogdanovic chipped in with 24 as the Utah Jazz crushed the San Antonio Spurs 126-94 on Wednesday night in Salt Lake City for their third consecutive win. Combined with the Atlanta Hawks’ 135-103 win over the Phoenix Suns, Utah regained first place in the Western Conference and the The post Clarkson scores 30, Jazz alone atop West after whipping Spurs appeared first on Inquirer Sports.

  • Nikola Jokic helps Nuggets cool off Knicks
    by blozada on May 6, 2021 at 7:11 am

    Nikola Jokic had 32 points and 12 rebounds, Austin Rivers tied his season high with 25 points against his former team, and the host Denver Nuggets beat the New York Knicks 113-97 on Wednesday night. Michael Porter Jr. scored 17 points and Facu Campazzo had 16 points, nine rebounds and, for the second straight game, The post Nikola Jokic helps Nuggets cool off Knicks appeared first on Inquirer Sports.

  • Bucks eke out win over Wizards
    by blozada on May 6, 2021 at 7:08 am

    Jrue Holiday recorded 29 points, six assists and five rebounds to help the Milwaukee Bucks post a 135-134 victory over the visiting Washington Wizards on Wednesday night. Giannis Antetokounmpo added 23 points, nine rebounds and eight assists as the Bucks (42-24) won their fourth consecutive game. Milwaukee has defeated the Wizards eight straight times. Bradley The post Bucks eke out win over Wizards appeared first on Inquirer Sports.

  • Grizzlies stave off Timberwolves behind Ja Morant’s 37
    by blozada on May 6, 2021 at 7:04 am

    Ja Morant scored 37 points, Desmond Bane hit a pair of clutch 3-pointers in the final minute and the Memphis Grizzlies weathered 42 points from Anthony Edwards to hold off the Minnesota Timberwolves, 139-135, Wednesday in Minneapolis. Memphis (33-32) scored 73 first-half points and took a 10-point lead into halftime, but Minnesota battled back on The post Grizzlies stave off Timberwolves behind Ja Morant’s 37 appeared first on Inquirer Sports.

  • Marvin Bagley III, Kings defeat Pacers for 4th straight win
    by blozada on May 6, 2021 at 7:01 am

    Marvin Bagley III finished with 31 points and 12 rebounds to help the Sacramento Kings cap a perfect four-game road trip with a 104-93 victory over the host Indiana Pacers on Wednesday night. The Kings (29-37) won their fourth in a row since Bagley returned after missing over a month due to a fractured hand. The post Marvin Bagley III, Kings defeat Pacers for 4th straight win appeared first on Inquirer Sports.

  • Hawks’ bench too hot for Suns in blowout win
    by blozada on May 6, 2021 at 6:55 am

    The Atlanta Hawks’ reserves, sparked by 16 points apiece from Lou Williams and Danilo Gallinari, overpowered the visiting Phoenix Suns in the fourth quarter and ran away with a 135-103 win on Wednesday. The Hawks, with the second unit on the floor, scored the first 16 points of the fourth quarter and took a 25-point The post Hawks’ bench too hot for Suns in blowout win appeared first on Inquirer Sports.

  • 76ers roll past seven-man Rockets
    by blozada on May 6, 2021 at 6:52 am

    Joel Embiid posted his 29th double-double as the Philadelphia 76ers extended their winning streak to six games with a 135-115 road victory over the short-handed Houston Rockets on Wednesday. Embiid paired 34 points with 12 rebounds to pace an efficient offensive effort for the 76ers, who shot 53.2 percent from the floor, including 15 of The post 76ers roll past seven-man Rockets appeared first on Inquirer Sports.

  • Blazers too much for listless Cavaliers
    by blozada on May 6, 2021 at 6:49 am

    Damian Lillard scored seven of his game-high 32 points in a game-breaking run in the final 2:10 of the third quarter Wednesday night, propelling the Portland Trail Blazers to a 141-105 triumph over the host Cleveland Cavaliers. Enes Kanter and Carmelo Anthony came off the bench to contribute double-figure scoring to an attack that featured The post Blazers too much for listless Cavaliers appeared first on Inquirer Sports.

  • Celtics welcome back Kemba Walker, crush Magic
    by blozada on May 6, 2021 at 6:45 am

    Kemba Walker led all scorers with 32 points in his return from injury to help the Boston Celtics strengthen their playoff positioning with a 132-96 win over the host Orlando Magic on Wednesday night. Walker, who missed four games because of a left oblique strain, scored 18 of his points in the first half and The post Celtics welcome back Kemba Walker, crush Magic appeared first on Inquirer Sports.

  • Four NBA players test positive for COVID-19
    by blozada on May 6, 2021 at 6:42 am

    Four unidentified NBA players tested positive for COVID-19, the league and the National Basketball Players Association said Wednesday. In all, 492 players were tested in the most recent reporting period, which began April 28. In the period from April 21-28, two new players returned confirmed positive tests of 488 tested. Anyone who returns a confirmed positive test, The post Four NBA players test positive for COVID-19 appeared first on Inquirer Sports.

  • Knicks signing Argentina’s Luca Vildoza to 4-year deal
    by blozada on May 6, 2021 at 6:38 am

    The New York Knicks and Argentine point guard Luca Vildoza have agreed in principle on a four-year, $13.6 million deal, the player’s agent told ESPN. Alex Saratsis of Octagon Sports said his client will fly to New York from Spain, where he plays for Baskonia in the Spanish ACB League, once he clears the immigration The post Knicks signing Argentina’s Luca Vildoza to 4-year deal appeared first on Inquirer Sports.

  • Fil-Am Remy Martin honored by Arizona State
    by Luisa Morales on May 6, 2021 at 4:52 am

    The plum, named after notable alumni Bill Kajikawa, is awarded to athletes who demonstrated academic excellence, athletic accomplishment, leadership, and service in the community.

  • Clarkson drops 30 as Utah regains top spot in West standings
    by Luisa Morales on May 6, 2021 at 3:11 am

    The Jazz held control of the game virtually throughout the 48 minutes of the game save for a couple of lead changes in the opening quarter where the Spurs led by a bucket.

  • Nets’ Kyrie Irving fined $35k for refusing reporters interviews
    by ggaviola on May 6, 2021 at 1:42 am

    LOS ANGELES – The National Basketball Association slapped Kyrie Irving with a $35,000 fine on Wednesday, because the Brooklyn Nets player continues to violate media access rules by refusing to attend news conferences and give interviews. Irving is a repeat offender having been fined $25,000 earlier this season for declining to speak to reporters during The post Nets’ Kyrie Irving fined $35k for refusing reporters interviews appeared first on Inquirer Sports.

  • Sources confirm Pacman to come out of inactivity and slug it out with Garcia in about 10 weeks
    by clopez on May 5, 2021 at 9:20 pm

    Manny Pacquiao, who hasn’t fought in almost two years and may call it quits altogether after a few more fights, is locked in for a legacy fight against American Mikey Garcia in the last week of July. That is according to a Team Pacquiao insider who told the Inquirer that the fight is “10 on The post Sources confirm Pacman to come out of inactivity and slug it out with Garcia in about 10 weeks appeared first on Inquirer Sports.

  • Vera stakes heavy belt against Bhullar
    by clopez on May 5, 2021 at 9:15 pm

    Brandon Vera, ONE Championship’s heavyweight king, is finally making a return to the promotion’s circle this month. The Filipino-American mixed martial artist is slated to defend his title against Arjan Bhullar in the main event of ONE’s “Dangal” showpiece at Singapore Indoor Stadium on May 15. The match was originally scheduled for Manila in May The post Vera stakes heavy belt against Bhullar appeared first on Inquirer Sports.

  • Foul weather blows away rowing qualifying opener
    by clopez on May 5, 2021 at 9:10 pm

    Members of the Philippine rowing team seeking berths to the Olympics were forced to abandon their boats at Sea Forest Waterway in Tokyo, Japan, during the 2021 World Rowing Asian-Oceania Olympic Qualification Regatta after ugly weather threatened the safety of participants. Melcah Jen Caballero and Joanie Delgaco, the PH lightweight sculls women’s tandem, Cris Nievarez The post Foul weather blows away rowing qualifying opener appeared first on Inquirer Sports.

  • Bucks rally in 4th to stop Nets, earn playoff spot
    by Associated Press on May 5, 2021 at 4:13 pm

    MILWAUKEE: Milwaukee’s late-season schedule has given the Bucks plenty of opportunities to measure themselves against the two teams they’re chasing in the Eastern Conference standings. The results have been encouraging. Giannis Antetokounmpo scored 36 points and the Bucks used a fourth-quarter rally to beat the Brooklyn Nets for the second time in three days, winning

  • Rise of PH weightlifting: Hidilyn started it all
    by Niel Victor C. Masoy on May 5, 2021 at 4:12 pm

    Whatever success the Philippines is achieving in weightlifting today, Hidilyn Diaz started it all, according to Samahang Weightlifting ng Pilipinas (SWP) president Monico Puentevella. “Nobody cares about weightlifting before. Nobody knew what was weightlifting. No one understands until we win in Rio, everybody starts to wake up. Hidilyn went through two Olympics before she finally

  • Rowers vie for Olympic slots
    by The Manila Times on May 5, 2021 at 4:11 pm

    The national rowing team starts its campaign in the 2021 World Rowing Asian-Oceanian Olympic Qualification Regatta at Tokyo, Japan on Wednesday with a “thank you” to the Philippine Sports Commission (PSC) for supporting their efforts for Olympic slots. PSC Chairman William “Butch” Ramirez said he hopes for more qualifiers from the national team and assured

  • Mertens knocks out Halep in Madrid Open
    by Agence France-Presse on May 5, 2021 at 4:10 pm

    MADRID: World No. 3 Simona Halep was dumped out of the Madrid Open on Tuesday (Wednesday in Manila), losing 4-6, 7-5, 7-5 in the last 16 to Belgian Elise Mertens, while Dominic Thiem claimed a straightforward win in his first match since March. Romania’s Halep, who won the Madrid title in 2016 and 2017, is

  • Man City ousts PSG to reach first Champions League final
    by Associated Press on May 5, 2021 at 4:09 pm

    MANCHESTER, England: By the time Riyad Mahrez completed the counterattack that sealed Manchester City’s spot in a first Champions League final, it looked so effortless overcoming a Paris Saint-Germain lineup that lost its cool and composure. “Then they lost their nerve and started to kick us and it was good,” Mahrez said. It was the

  • Few spots remaining for British Open
    by Associated Press on May 5, 2021 at 4:08 pm

    PALM HARBOR, Florida: The PGA Championship field will start to take shape after this week with the top 70 on a special PGA Tour money list getting into the field. For the US Open, anyone not already eligible who doesn’t crack the top 60 in the world ranking can go to one of 10 final

  • La Liga probes Messi’s Barca party
    by The Manila Times on May 5, 2021 at 4:07 pm

    BARCELONA: Spain’s La Liga is investigating whether a party organized by Barcelona players at their captain Lionel Messi’s home broke Covid-19 protocol. “We’re looking into it,” La Liga sources told AFP on Tuesday (Wednesday in Manila). Monday’s meal brought together Barca players, some accompanied by their partners, at the Argentinian star’s house, despite social distancing

  • PBA hopes to begin scrimmages by May 16, awaits IATF approval
    by mgiongco on May 5, 2021 at 2:22 pm

    MANILA, Philippines — The PBA on Wednesday said it is eyeing the approval of the Inter-Agency Task Force to allow its teams to hold scrimmages in Batangas City by May 16. “Hopefully, the IATF will grant our request,” league commissioner Willie Marcial said on the PBA website. Batangas City has already agreed to host practices The post PBA hopes to begin scrimmages by May 16, awaits IATF approval appeared first on Inquirer Sports.

  • PH Azkals to set up training camp in Qatar
    by mgiongco on May 5, 2021 at 1:21 pm

    MANILA, Philippines — The Philippine Azkals are set for a training camp in Qatar as part of their preparations for the Joint 2022 FIFA World Cup and 2023 AFC Asia Cup qualifiers in China next month. The camp, which will be hosted by the Qatar Football Association, will be held from May 18-31 in Doha The post PH Azkals to set up training camp in Qatar appeared first on Inquirer Sports.

  • PH Azkals resume bid for World, Asian Cups
    on May 5, 2021 at 1:10 pm

    Seventeen months since their last game, the Philippine Azkals resume their search for qualifying slots to 2022 FIFA World Cup and the Asian Cup.

  • Bucks make playoffs as Giannis stuns Brooklyn duo
    on May 5, 2021 at 1:05 pm

    ​Los Angeles---Giannis Antetokounmpo scored 36 points as the Milwaukee Bucks punched their playoff ticket with a 124-118 win over the Brooklyn Nets on Tuesday.

  • ‘Don’t watch’: Fans warned off Tokyo Olympics marathon test
    by ccolina on May 5, 2021 at 1:02 pm

    Spectators were urged to stay away as a subdued Tokyo Olympics marathon rehearsal took place under strict anti-coronavirus conditions in Sapporo on Wednesday, as officials grapple with a rise in infections and public antipathy to the Games. Scattered onlookers in facemasks clapped but refrained from cheering, to avoid spreading droplets, as Kenya’s Hillary Kipkoech won The post ‘Don’t watch’: Fans warned off Tokyo Olympics marathon test appeared first on Inquirer Sports.

  • Avelino leads newest esports company
    on May 5, 2021 at 1:00 pm

    ​Veteran film and TV actor, Paulo Avelino, takes his passion for gaming into business as the newest partner at LuponWXC, the country’s premier esports, and streaming company. 

  • Rowers eye Olympic slots, thank PSC
    on May 5, 2021 at 12:55 pm

    ​The national rowing team started its campaign in the 2021 World Rowing Asian-Oceanian Olympic Qualification Regatta in Tokyo, Japan on Wednesday with a “thank you” to the Philippine Sports Commission for supporting its efforts to gain Olympic slots.

  • LeBron James ‘Chosen One’ jersey, Maradona boots head to auction
    by ccolina on May 5, 2021 at 12:20 pm

    LOS ANGELES — A high-school basketball jersey worn by LeBron James on a famous Sports Illustrated cover will go up for auction in July among 500 other pieces of sports memorabilia, Julien’s Auctions said on Wednesday. James was 17 when he wore the St. Vincent-St. Mary High School jersey on a 2002 cover of Sports The post LeBron James ‘Chosen One’ jersey, Maradona boots head to auction appeared first on Inquirer Sports.

  • Saunders fury over ‘phone box’ ring for Canelo bout
    by ccolina on May 5, 2021 at 11:34 am

    British boxer Billy Joe Saunders on Tuesday threatened to withdraw from his super middleweight title unification clash with Saul “Canelo” Alvarez after blasting the size of the ring set up at the fight venue in Texas. Saunders is set to face off against Mexican star Alvarez at the Dallas Cowboys’ AT&T Stadium in Arlington on The post Saunders fury over ‘phone box’ ring for Canelo bout appeared first on Inquirer Sports.

  • Grateful Thirdy rues missing games for NeoPhoenix as B.League campaign ends
    by mgiongco on May 5, 2021 at 11:16 am

    MANILA, Philippines — Thirdy Ravena couldn’t be more grateful for the opportunity to play for the San-en NeoPhoenix in the Japan B.League. Ravena’s first season in the B.League ended on Wednesday with the NeoPhoenix wrapping up their campaign with a narrow loss to the Shinshu Brave Warriors. “Season’s officially over. Wish I was able to The post Grateful Thirdy rues missing games for NeoPhoenix as B.League campaign ends appeared first on Inquirer Sports.

  • Injured Thirdy Ravena misses San-En NeoPhoenix’s final game
    by mgiongco on May 5, 2021 at 10:17 am

    MANILA, Philippines — Still recuperating from a knee injury, Thirdy Ravena saw his maiden Japanese B.League season with San-en NeoPhoenix come to an end while on the bench. With their key cog Ravena sidelined, the NeoPhoenix wrapped up their campaign with an 80-75 loss to the Shinshu Brave Warriors at Kotobuki Arena Chikuma. Ravena’s first The post Injured Thirdy Ravena misses San-En NeoPhoenix’s final game appeared first on Inquirer Sports.

  • La Liga launches virus probe after Messi’s Barca party
    by ccolina on May 5, 2021 at 10:07 am

    Spain’s La Liga is investigating whether a party organized by Barcelona players at their captain Lionel Messi’s home broke COVID-19 protocol. “We’re looking into it,” La Liga sources told AFP on Tuesday. Monday’s meal brought together Barca players, some accompanied by their partners, at the Argentinian star’s house, despite social distancing rules in the Catalonian The post La Liga launches virus probe after Messi’s Barca party appeared first on Inquirer Sports.

  • MLB roundup: Astros get earful in loss at Yankee Stadium
    by ccolina on May 5, 2021 at 9:57 am

    Giancarlo Stanton had four hits and drove in three runs, and DJ LeMahieu hit a tiebreaking infield single with two outs in the sixth inning that turned into three runs for the New York Yankees in a 7-3 victory over the visiting Houston Astros on Tuesday. It was the first meeting between the teams since The post MLB roundup: Astros get earful in loss at Yankee Stadium appeared first on Inquirer Sports.

  • Mayweather says Pacquiao ‘best fighter I ever fought’
    by mgiongco on May 5, 2021 at 9:11 am

    MANILA, Philippines — Floyd Mayweather Jr. fought many of boxing’s greats throughout his flawless 21-year pro career. But of them all, Filipino legend Manny Pacquiao stood out the most as the best one he shared the ring with. “The best fighter I ever fought probably was Manny Pacquiao,” Mayweather told The Million Dollaz Worth of The post Mayweather says Pacquiao ‘best fighter I ever fought’ appeared first on Inquirer Sports.