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  • Chiefs star Mahomes exits NFL playoff game with concussion
    by mgiongco on January 18, 2021 at 2:24 am

    Kansas City Chiefs star quarterback Patrick Mahomes was knocked out of Sunday’s NFL playoff game against Cleveland in the third quarter with a concussion. The reigning Super Bowl champions hung on to defeat the Browns 22-17 and advance and will host next Sunday’s AFC Championship game against Buffalo. But the status of Mahomes for the The post Chiefs star Mahomes exits NFL playoff game with concussion appeared first on Inquirer Sports.

  • NFL: Chiefs survive Mahomes’ absence, reach AFC Championship
    by mgiongco on January 18, 2021 at 2:17 am

    The reigning Super Bowl champion Kansas City Chiefs beat the Cleveland Browns on Sunday to reach the AFC Championship, but it may have come at a cost as Patrick Mahomes was knocked out of the game during the third quarter due to a concussion. With the winner of next week’s game between the Chiefs and The post NFL: Chiefs survive Mahomes’ absence, reach AFC Championship appeared first on Inquirer Sports.

  • Four more Australian Open participants infected with COVID-19
    by mgiongco on January 18, 2021 at 2:08 am

    MELBOURNE – Four more Australian Open participants, including one player, have been recorded with COVID-19 infections and more cases may come to light as testing continues, officials said on Monday. Health authorities in Victoria state have now reported nine infections among passengers that arrived in Melbourne on charter flights for the Feb. 8-21 Australian Open. The post Four more Australian Open participants infected with COVID-19 appeared first on Inquirer Sports.

  • Tennis: Four more Australian Open participants infected with COVID-19
    by Ian Ransom, Reuters on January 18, 2021 at 1:32 am

    Four more Australian Open participants, including one player, have been recorded with COVID-19 infections.

  • NFL: Chiefs survive loss of QB Mahomes, reach AFC Championship
    by Reuters on January 18, 2021 at 1:16 am

    The reigning Super Bowl champion Kansas City Chiefs beat the Cleveland Browns on Sunday to reach the AFC Championship.

  • NBA postpones Thunder vs. 76ers game
    by Field Level Media/Reuters on January 18, 2021 at 1:04 am

    Just hours before tipoff, the NBA postponed a second game on the day's schedule.

  • NBA: Bulls snap four-game skid with win vs. Mavericks
    by Field Level Media/Reuters on January 18, 2021 at 1:02 am

    The visiting Chicago Bulls snapped a four-game losing streak with a 117-101 victory against the Dallas Mavericks on Sunday afternoon.

  • NBA postpones virus-hit Sixers at Thunder game
    by ggaviola on January 17, 2021 at 11:07 pm

    NEW YORK – Sunday’s scheduled NBA game between the Philadelphia 76ers and Oklahoma City Thunder was postponed by the league hours before tip-off due to Covid-19 safety protocol issues. The visiting Sixers did not have the minimum eight players available for the game due to ongoing Covid-19 contract tracing within the club. Cameroonian star center The post NBA postpones virus-hit Sixers at Thunder game appeared first on Inquirer Sports.

  • NBA: Knicks start fast, blow out Celtics 105-75
    by Field Level Media/Reuters on January 17, 2021 at 11:00 pm

    Julius Randle and RJ Barrett each posted double-doubles Sunday afternoon as the visiting New York Knicks snapped a five-game losing streak in resounding fashion with their most lopsided win in almost five years, a 105-75 rout of the Boston Celtics.

  • NBA: NY Knicks thump Boston Celtics 
    by ggaviola on January 17, 2021 at 10:27 pm

    LOS ANGELES – The New York Knicks snapped their five-game NBA losing streak in emphatic style Sunday, holding the host Celtics to a season-low total in a 105-75 blowout win. Julius Randle scored 20 points and pulled down 12 rebounds and RJ Barrett added 19 points and 11 boards for the Knicks, who spoiled the The post NBA: NY Knicks thump Boston Celtics  appeared first on Inquirer Sports.

  • Stan-ding out
    by besguerra on January 17, 2021 at 9:20 pm

    Described by multititled coach Tim Cone as a game changer, Stanley Pringle on Sunday night won his first Best Player of the Conference (BPC) award, a citation that will go down in Philippine Basketball Association (PBA) history as the most unusual of them all considering how the league was able to get a tournament off The post Stan-ding out appeared first on Inquirer Sports.

  • New volley NSA formed with Suzara looming as president
    by besguerra on January 17, 2021 at 9:10 pm

    Ramon “Tats” Suzara will head a new volleyball association that will be formed in the coming days as the Philippine Olympic Committee (POC) has stepped into the picture and offered a solution seen as a win-win for everyone involved in the sport. Volleyball stakeholders were present in a meeting with POC president Abraham “Bambol” Tolentino The post New volley NSA formed with Suzara looming as president appeared first on Inquirer Sports.

  • To keep Gilas program fluid, Aquino combs the States for talents
    by besguerra on January 17, 2021 at 9:00 pm

    The disruption brought about by the coronavirus pandemic has thrown a monkey wrench into the Philippines’ national basketball program for women, which came into last year looking to top what had been a banner season capped by a gold medal in the Southeast Asian Games. But program director and head coach Patrick Aquino is not The post To keep Gilas program fluid, Aquino combs the States for talents appeared first on Inquirer Sports.

  • Stan is bubble’s best
    by Olmin Leyba on January 17, 2021 at 4:00 pm

    Fil-Am dynamo Stanley Pringle basked in the limelight as the PBA Philippine Cup’s Best Player of the Conference yesterday, earning a sweet reward for his stellar performance throughout the extraordinary bubble tournament in Clark.

  • Suzara to head new nat’l volleyball federation?
    by Joey Villar on January 17, 2021 at 4:00 pm

    Is Philippine Southeast Asian Games Organizing Committee chief operating officer Ramon “Tatz” Suzara going to be the president of the new volleyball group the Philippine Olympic Committee is forming?

  • G League vet keen on playing PBA ball
    by John Bryan Ulanday on January 17, 2021 at 4:00 pm

    Filipino-American stalwart Taylor Statham has declared his jump to the pros, making the 2021 PBA Rookie Draft extra richer with still over a week before the Jan. 27 deadline.

  • Six karatekas seek Tokyo slots
    by Joaquin Henson on January 17, 2021 at 4:00 pm

    Six kumite specialists, three men and three women, will attempt to represent the Philippines when karate makes its Olympic debut in Tokyo this year but it won’t be an easy mission as they’ll go through the World Qualifiers in Paris on June 11-13 with the door shut to book tickets via the ranking route.

  • It has to be done
    by Bill Velasco on January 17, 2021 at 4:00 pm

    Bubbles are popping up (pardon the pun) all over the place. The new standard of training and competition has become a painful necessity for each sport to survive and return to the level that it was functioning at.

  • Durant, Harden team up to power Nets past Magic
    on January 17, 2021 at 12:50 pm

    Los Angeles, United States---Kevin Durant scored a season-high 42 points as the James Harden-era began for the Brooklyn Nets with a triple double and a 122-115 NBA victory over the struggling Orlando Magic on Saturday (Sunday Philippine time).

  • New officials to assume leadership of PH volleyball
    on January 17, 2021 at 12:40 pm

    The top leadership of the Larong Volleyball ng Pilipinas will give way to a new set of leaders and a new body that will govern the sport in the country.

  • Bassino grabs third women’s giant slalom victory
    on January 17, 2021 at 12:30 pm

    Kranjska Gora, Slovenia---Italian Marta Bassino dominated the World Cup giant slalom in Kranjska Gora on Saturday (Sunday Philippine time) to beat France’s Tessa Worley by 0.80 seconds with Swiss skier Michelle Gisin a distant third

  • No delay to Aussie Open despite 4th Covid-19 case
    on January 17, 2021 at 12:25 pm

    Melbourne---Australian Open chief Craig Tiley insisted Sunday the Grand Slam would begin as scheduled next month, while admitting it was “not a great situation” for the 47 players who have been confined to their hotel rooms.

  • PBA: Pringle, Aguilar banner Elite Five awardees
    by blozada on January 17, 2021 at 12:22 pm

    MANILA, Philippines — Stanley Pringle and Japeth Aguilar put the icing on the cake in their Philippine Cup title campaign after the Barangay Ginebra teammates were named into the league’s Elite Five team. Pringle led the Elite Five that included Aguilar, Phoenix’ Matthew Wright and Calvin Abueva, and TNT’s Poy Erram. Along with being named The post PBA: Pringle, Aguilar banner Elite Five awardees appeared first on Inquirer Sports.

  • Rodgers-led Packers, Bills advance in NFL playoffs
    on January 17, 2021 at 12:20 pm

    Los Angeles---Aaron Rodgers threw for two touchdowns and rushed for another as the Green Bay Packers moved to within one win of the Super Bowl on Saturday with a 32-18 victory over the Los Angeles Rams.

  • Stakeholders want to restore ‘Field of Dreams’ to former glory
    on January 17, 2021 at 12:15 pm

    The move to restore the famed Philippines Smokey Mountain baseball field to its former glory is snowballing.

  • Tricycle driver upsets GM Laylo in PCAP rapid chess
    on January 17, 2021 at 12:10 pm

    Unheralded Jake Tasi Tumaliuan, a 31-year-old tricycle driver from Tuguegarao City, is the new chess sensation as he spearheaded his team Cagayan Kings into a cliff-hanging 11-10 victory over heavy favorites Pasig Kings Pirates at the start of 2021 Professional Chess Association of the Philippines (PCAP) Chess League on online tournament on Saturday, January 16, 2021 at the lichess platform.

  • Ginebra wins big in PBA Awards, Aaron Black is top rookie
    by blozada on January 17, 2021 at 12:06 pm

    MANILA, Philippines — Barangay Ginebra won big in the PBA Awards after four of its players–led by Stanley Pringle–were honored following the Gin Kings’ 2020 PBA Philippine Cup triumph. Pringle was named Best Player of the Conference while guard Scottie Thompson and forward Prince Caperal were given the Sportsmanship and Most Improved Player awards, respectively, The post Ginebra wins big in PBA Awards, Aaron Black is top rookie appeared first on Inquirer Sports.

  • Steele fires 61 to swipe lead at PGA Sony Open
    on January 17, 2021 at 12:05 pm

    Los Angeles---Brendan Steele birdied three of the last four holes on the front and back nines to shoot a nine-under par 61 and seize a two-stroke lead after Saturday’s third round of the PGA Sony Open.

  • Youth esports program to open 2nd leg of NICL with DOTA 2
    on January 17, 2021 at 12:00 pm

    Following the opening run of the National Interschool Cyber League, featuring Riot Games’ first-person shooter game Valorant, leading esports organization Mineski Philippines launched NICL’s second run of regional qualifiers last December 28, 2020.

  • PBA: Ginebra's Pringle is Best Player of the Conference
    by Camille B. Naredo, ABS-CBN News on January 17, 2021 at 11:13 am

    For the first time in his PBA career, Stanley Pringle is the Best Player of the Conference.

  • Pringle owes first Best Player of Conference plum to Ginebra teammates
    by blozada on January 17, 2021 at 11:10 am

    MANILA, Philippines — Stanley Pringle capped off his second title run with a Best Player of the Conference award after leading Barangay Ginebra in the 2020 PBA Philippine Cup. The 6-foot-1 guard averaged 18.5 points, on 44.3 percent from the field and 38.3% from three, along with 5.9 rebounds, 3.7 assists, and a steal in The post Pringle owes first Best Player of Conference plum to Ginebra teammates appeared first on Inquirer Sports.

  • PBA: Meralco's Black wins Outstanding Rookie award
    by Camille B. Naredo, ABS-CBN News on January 17, 2021 at 11:00 am

    Meralco's Aaron Black capped a strong freshman campaign in the PBA by winning the league's Outstanding Rookie award.

  • PBA: Scottie Thompson wins Sportsmanship Award, Caperal is Most Improved
    by Camille B. Naredo, ABS-CBN News on January 17, 2021 at 10:50 am

    A pair of Gin Kings took home the first awards in the PBA's special ceremony that recognized the outstanding players in the 2020 All-Filipino Conference.

  • Mouse in hotel room adds to Putintseva’s Melbourne quarantine woes
    by mgiongco on January 17, 2021 at 10:48 am

    If going into strict quarantine ahead of next month’s Australian Open was not difficult enough, Kazakhstan’s Yulia Putintseva has to contend with an unwanted roommate in the form of a mouse. Putintseva is among 47 players and their entourages who have been asked to isolate for two weeks in their hotel rooms after COVID-19 cases The post Mouse in hotel room adds to Putintseva’s Melbourne quarantine woes appeared first on Inquirer Sports.

  • PBA: RR Garcia signs contract extension with Phoenix
    by ABS-CBN News on January 17, 2021 at 10:07 am

    After a solid campaign for Phoenix Super LPG in the 2020 PBA Philippine Cup, veteran guard RR Garcia was rewarded with a two-year contract extension.

  • NFL: Bills ride defense past Ravens, advance to AFC championship
    by Field Level Media/Reuters on January 17, 2021 at 9:15 am

    The Buffalo Bills delivered a 17-3 victory over the Baltimore Ravens in an AFC divisional playoff game on a windy Saturday night.

  • Fil-Am Taylor Statham joins PBA Draft
    by blozada on January 17, 2021 at 9:07 am

    MANILA, Philippines — Filipino-American Taylor Statham has declared for the coming 2021 PBA Draft, joining an already deep pool of talent. The 6-foot-6 forward announced his intention on his Twitter account with a simple message. “Declared for the 2021 PBA Draft. All in God’s hands now,” posted Statham. Statham, 28,  already amassed experience both in The post Fil-Am Taylor Statham joins PBA Draft appeared first on Inquirer Sports.

  • Joane Orbon confident of securing slot in Tokyo Games
    by Camille B. Naredo, ABS-CBN News on January 17, 2021 at 8:50 am

    Filipina karateka Joane Orbon is confident she can qualify for the Tokyo Olympics later this year.

  • Fil-Malaysian freestyle baller wears Filipino heritage with pride
    by Luisa Morales on January 17, 2021 at 8:15 am

    Speaking to Philstar.com, Nethanial shared his desire to always keep his Filipino identity in everything he did — even while he stays in Malaysia.

  • Durant hails Harden for triple-double on Nets debut
    by mgiongco on January 17, 2021 at 8:06 am

    Brooklyn Nets forward Kevin Durant described new teammate James Harden as “incredible” after the guard recorded a triple-double on his debut for the team in their 122-115 NBA victory over the Orlando Magic on Saturday night. Harden joined the Nets from the Houston Rockets on Thursday to reunite with Durant — his former teammate at The post Durant hails Harden for triple-double on Nets debut appeared first on Inquirer Sports.

  • ‘Iron Man’ Tenorio has no plans of slowing down
    by blozada on January 17, 2021 at 8:01 am

    MANILA, Philippines — LA Tenorio is keen on continuing his mythical streak of consecutive games played, and the key to his success, he says, is a more holistic approach to the sport. The fourth overall pick in the 2006 PBA Draft, Tenorio has played 663 consecutive games for San Miguel, Alaska, and then current team The post ‘Iron Man’ Tenorio has no plans of slowing down appeared first on Inquirer Sports.

  • Garcia, Rain or Shine taking wait-and-see approach ahead of draft
    by blozada on January 17, 2021 at 7:49 am

    MANILA, Philippines — With the new season just a few months away, Rain or Shine head coach Caloy Garcia is taking things slowly and steadily ahead of the upcoming PBA Rookie Draft. Garcia already boasts a formidable lineup and he’s in no rush to make any moves at this point of the offseason. “As of The post Garcia, Rain or Shine taking wait-and-see approach ahead of draft appeared first on Inquirer Sports.

  • Suzara to lead new Philippine volleyball governing body?
    by Joey Villar on January 17, 2021 at 7:12 am

    Suzara, which represented Alliances of Philippine Volleyball, Inc., was among the volleyball stakeholders herded by POC president Abraham Tolentino to meet at the Shangri-La Hotel in Makati and is reportedly running for the top position in the election set next week (January 25) at the East Ocean Seafood Restaurant in Paranaque.

  • Commissioner tells pro chessers: 'Make history but be responsible'
    by Rick Olivares on January 17, 2021 at 7:06 am

    Attorney Paul Elauria, the Commissioner of the Professional Chess Association of the Philippines, enjoined the 250 players who comprise the country’s first pro chess league to conduct themselves with an air of professionalism and responsibility during simple online opening rites on Opening Day, January 16.

  • Young artist makes portrait of ‘Bata’ Reyes, meets his idol
    by blozada on January 17, 2021 at 7:00 am

    MANILA, Philippines — Efren “Bata” Reyes was an undeniable artist when it comes to billiards, so it’s no surprise that “The Magician” was also an artistic inspiration for a 19-year-old Industrial Technology major from Pampanga. The billiards legend became the model for John Marko David Dadulo’s charcoal portrait that paved the way for the young The post Young artist makes portrait of ‘Bata’ Reyes, meets his idol appeared first on Inquirer Sports.

  • Olympic hurdles champion McNeal denies testing positive for banned substance
    by mgiongco on January 17, 2021 at 6:48 am

    American Olympic 100 meters hurdles gold medallist Brianna McNeal has denied testing positive for any banned substance in a statement released by her management agency on Saturday. The 29-year-old, who won gold at the 2016 Rio Olympics and was world champion in 2013, was charged with “tampering within the results management process” and provisionally suspended The post Olympic hurdles champion McNeal denies testing positive for banned substance appeared first on Inquirer Sports.

  • Volleyball elections set for January 25
    by ABS-CBN News on January 17, 2021 at 6:47 am

    The POC will oversee the elections of new officers of the country's new federation for volleyball on January 25 at the East Ocean Seafoods Restaurant in Parañaque City.

  • Mike Magpayo leads UC Riverside to sweep of California Polytechnic
    by Luisa Morales on January 17, 2021 at 6:46 am

    The Highlanders bounced back from a close 62-67 non-conference loss against the USC Trojans in overtime last Tuesday (Wednesday, Manila time) with a whopping 25-point beating of the Mustangs in their first meeting on Friday (Saturday in Manila).

  • Zango leaps into record books with world indoor triple jump mark
    by mgiongco on January 17, 2021 at 6:39 am

    Hugues Fabrice Zango became the first athlete from Burkina Faso to set a world record when he posted the longest ever indoor triple jump with a leap of 18.07 meters at an event in Aubiere in France on Saturday. Zango, who won bronze at the World Championships in 2019, added 15 centimeters to the previous The post Zango leaps into record books with world indoor triple jump mark appeared first on Inquirer Sports.

  • LeBron James leaves behind Coke for deal with Pepsi
    by mgiongco on January 17, 2021 at 6:30 am

    LeBron James is changing teams in the cola wars. The Los Angeles Lakers superstar, a pitchman for Coca-Cola since entering the NBA in 2003, is set to land a new deal with PepsiCo. The news was first reported Friday by Front Office Sports, then confirmed by ESPN. James reportedly will endorse Mountain Dew’s new “Rise The post LeBron James leaves behind Coke for deal with Pepsi appeared first on Inquirer Sports.

  • PSC's case against alleged payroll cheats heads to Imus RTC
    by ABS-CBN News on January 17, 2021 at 6:22 am

    It was recommended that charges be filed against the three individuals responsible for the alleged payroll padding scheme.

  • Manila wins via Armageddon, Palawan scores upsets in pro chess tourney opener
    by Rick Olivares on January 17, 2021 at 6:16 am

    Romps. Close-shaves. Upsets. And the Armageddon penalty shootout to determine a game winner.

  • Popoy Juico vouches for PSL's Ian Laurel as president of volleyball NSA
    by Camille B. Naredo, ABS-CBN News on January 17, 2021 at 5:53 am

    Philippine Superliga president Ian Laurel is the best person to take charge of the country's sports association for volleyball, according to PSL Chairman Popoy Juico.

  • De La Hoya eyes Pacquiao-Garcia bout this year
    by blozada on January 17, 2021 at 5:27 am

    MANILA, Philippines — Oscar De La Hoya is ready to flex his powers as a promoter and he’s looking at an inter-generational bout between legend Manny Pacquiao and rising star Ryan Garcia. The President of Golden Boy Promotions, in an interview with YouTube personality Snowqueen LA, said he is looking to quickly book the Pacquiao-Garcia The post De La Hoya eyes Pacquiao-Garcia bout this year appeared first on Inquirer Sports.

  • Olympic hopefuls' bubble training in full swing
    by ABS-CBN News on January 17, 2021 at 4:42 am

    National athletes from the boxing, karate, and taekwondo teams arrived at the Inspire Sports Academy in Calamba, Laguna this weekend.

  • Harden posts triple double in NBA debut with Brooklyn Nets
    on January 17, 2021 at 4:30 am

    Kevin Durant scored a season-high 42 points as the James Harden-era began for the Brooklyn Nets with a triple double and a 122-115 NBA victory over the struggling Orlando Magic on Saturday.

  • Harden posts triple double in debut with Brooklyn Nets
    by mgiongco on January 17, 2021 at 4:00 am

    Kevin Durant scored a season-high 42 points as the James Harden-era began for the Brooklyn Nets with a triple-double and a 122-115 NBA victory over the struggling Orlando Magic on Saturday. The 31-year-old Harden finished with 32 points, 14 assists and 12 rebounds in his debut with the Nets, who will have to wait a The post Harden posts triple double in debut with Brooklyn Nets appeared first on Inquirer Sports.

  • No delay to Australian Open after 47 players hit by coronavirus chaos
    by dlejano on January 17, 2021 at 2:43 am

    MELBOURNE — Australian Open chief Craig Tiley insisted Sunday the Grand Slam would begin as scheduled next month, while admitting it was “not a great situation” for the 47 players who have been confined to their hotel rooms. The tournament was thrown into disarray on Saturday when three people tested positive to Covid-19 on two The post No delay to Australian Open after 47 players hit by coronavirus chaos appeared first on Inquirer Sports.

  • Pacers’ guard Caris LeVert sidelined due to mass on kidney
    by ggaviola on January 17, 2021 at 1:53 am

    Newly acquired Indiana Pacers guard Caris LeVert will be sidelined indefinitely after a small mass was found on his left kidney during his physical, the team announced Saturday. The mass was discovered during an MRI exam. The club said LeVert will undergo further medical tests. LeVert was acquired from Brooklyn earlier this week in the The post Pacers’ guard Caris LeVert sidelined due to mass on kidney appeared first on Inquirer Sports.

  • Hallasgo, SEAG gold winners to train inside bubble
    by racosta on January 16, 2021 at 9:00 pm

    The Southeast Asian Games (SEAG) champions led by marathon queen Christine Hallasgo are joining the training bubble for the national tracksters starting Jan. 27. From her hometown of Malaybalay, Bukidnon, Hallasgo will join fellow gold medalists Melvin Calano (javelin) and Sarah Dequinan (heptathlon) along with 17 other Filipino athletes. The bubble camp, to be held The post Hallasgo, SEAG gold winners to train inside bubble appeared first on Inquirer Sports.

  • Rike, Santillan say 3×3 stints prepared them for PBA
    by racosta on January 16, 2021 at 8:00 pm

    Troy Rike and Leonard Santillan, two of the country’s leading 3×3 stars, believe that the specialized circuit has primed them well for the action that awaits them in the Philippine Basketball Association (PBA). “It allowed me to work on my skills … Hopefully, it gets me to the point where I’m able to make an The post Rike, Santillan say 3×3 stints prepared them for PBA appeared first on Inquirer Sports.

  • Masters plans for a reduced audience
    by Associated Press on January 16, 2021 at 4:12 pm

    Some volume is returning to the Masters, just maybe not the head-turning roars. Augusta National Chairman Fred Ridley said Wednesday the club intends to allow a limited number of spectators for the Masters on April 8 to 11, provided it can be done safely amid the Covid-19 pandemic. In other areas, the Masters in April

  • Brooklyn breaks the bank
    by Raffy Ledesma on January 16, 2021 at 4:11 pm

    After weeks of toxicity, which include avoiding preseason practices, ducking league-wide Covid protocols and making statements detrimental to the Houston Rockets, three-time scoring champion and former MVP James Harden finally got his wish. The Brooklyn Nets pulled the trigger, acquiring the disgruntled superstar in a four-team trade. The price for Harden: Caris LeVert, Jarret Allen,

  • Antetokounmpo plans to shoot more to fix free-throw woes
    by Associated Press on January 16, 2021 at 4:10 pm

    MILWAUKEE: Giannis Antetokounmpo has a plan to end his growing struggles from the foul line. “It’s simple,” the reigning two-time MVP said Friday (Saturday in Manila) after making just one of his 10 free throws in a 112-109 victory over the Dallas Mavericks. “Just go back. Shoot more. Focus on your technique. Take it step

  • Mitchell scores 26, Jazz use 21-0 run to beat Hawks
    by Associated Press on January 16, 2021 at 4:09 pm

    SALT LAKE CITY: Donovan Mitchell made six 3-pointers on his way to 26 points and the Utah Jazz used a 21-0 second-half run to power past the Atlanta Hawks 116-92 on Friday (Saturday in Manila). Bojan Bogdanovic scored 17 points, Rudy Gobert had 15 points and 13 rebounds, and Jordan Clarkson scored all 16 of

  • Bucks survive shaky free-throw shooting to edge Mavs
    by Associated Press on January 16, 2021 at 4:08 pm

    MILWAUKEE: Khris Middleton made a couple of huge 3-pointers and the Milwaukee Bucks overcame poor free-throw shooting to snap the Dallas Mavericks’ four-game winning streak. Middleton scored eight points of his 25 points in the final 2 1/2 minutes of the Bucks’ 112-109 victory Friday (Saturday in Manila). Middleton took over after James Johnson’s corner

  • Gilgeous-Alexander’s 33 lead Thunder past Bulls in OT
    by Associated Press on January 16, 2021 at 4:07 pm

    OKLAHOMA CITY: Shai Gilgeous-Alexander scored a career-high 33 points to help Oklahoma City beat the Chicago Bulls and former Thunder coach Billy Donovan 127-125 in overtime Friday (Saturday in Manila). Oklahoma City rallied from 22 points down in the second half. Zach LaVine, who led the Bulls with 35 points, could have won it in

  • Lindor, Bryant, Bellinger, Seager get big-money deals
    by Associated Press on January 16, 2021 at 4:06 pm

    NEW YORK: Francisco Lindor, Kris Bryant, Cody Bellinger and Corey Seager were among 112 players who agreed to one-year contracts Friday (Saturday in Manila), leaving just 13 to swap salary arbitration figures during a slow offseason in the aftermath of the financial carnage caused by the coronavirus pandemic. The deals came on the deadline day

  • Bellinger agrees to $16.1M, 1-year contract with Dodgers
    by Associated Press on January 16, 2021 at 4:05 pm

    LOS ANGELES: Dodgers star Cody Bellinger agreed to a $16.1 million, one-year contract Friday (Saturday in Manila) with the World Series champions that avoided salary arbitration. Los Angeles also agreed to one-year deals with shortstop Corey Seager for $13.75 million and left-hander Julio Urías for $3.6 million, but couldn’t come to terms with ace Walker

  • AP source: Yankees reach deals with Kluber, LeMahieu
    by Associated Press on January 16, 2021 at 4:04 pm

    NEW YORK: The New York Yankees made a pair of big moves on the free agent market, reaching a deal with right-hander Corey Kluber worth $11 million for one year and agreeing to a $90 million, six-year contract to keep AL batting champion DJ LeMahieu, a person familiar with the negotiations told The Associated Press.

  • NBA star Towns confirms positive virus case
    by Agence France-Presse on January 16, 2021 at 4:03 pm

    Minnesota Timberwolves star Karl-Anthony Towns said Friday (Saturday in Manila) he had tested positive for Covid-19, vowing to overcome the disease that last year claimed the life of his mother and six other family members. The 25-year-old power forward confirmed news of his positive case in a statement on Twitter, shortly after the NBA confirmed

  • McGregor: I want a boxing world title before I retire
    by blozada on January 16, 2021 at 1:11 pm

    MANILA, Philippines—Though Conor McGregor’s set for a highly-anticipated rematch with Dustin Poirier in the UFC, the Irish superstar is already looking ahead for his next fight and a different sport. McGregor believes that his fight against eight-division World champion Manny Pacquiao will happen sometime this 2021. Talking to The Mac Life, McGregor said he’s determined The post McGregor: I want a boxing world title before I retire appeared first on Inquirer Sports.

  • Ryan Garcia to Pacquiao: ‘Please pass the torch to me’
    by blozada on January 16, 2021 at 12:09 pm

    MANILA, Philippines—Ryan Garcia is barely on the precipice of being an all-time great but he’s already looking at bigger things ahead. In an interview with the Rich Eishen Show, the 22-year-old lightweight bared one simple wish, and that is for Manny Pacquiao to hand over the torch. “Manny is that inspiration that makes you a The post Ryan Garcia to Pacquiao: ‘Please pass the torch to me’ appeared first on Inquirer Sports.

  • 47 players quarantined after COVID-19 cases on Australian Open flights
    by ccolina on January 16, 2021 at 11:17 am

    MELBOURNE —Forty-seven players have been forced into two weeks of hotel quarantine in Melbourne after three coronavirus infections were reported on two chartered flights carrying them to the year’s first grand slam, the tournament organizers said on Saturday. Two dozen players who arrived from Los Angeles entered strict hotel quarantine after an aircrew member and The post 47 players quarantined after COVID-19 cases on Australian Open flights appeared first on Inquirer Sports.

  • LeBron leads Lakers past Pelicans
    by ccolina on January 16, 2021 at 9:23 am

    Four-time NBA champion LeBron James took on former first overall draft pick Zion Williamson and after the slow start the host Los Angeles Lakers rolled to a 112-95 win over the New Orleans Pelicans on Friday. James had 21 points, 11 assists and eight rebounds, Anthony Davis finished with 17 points and a half dozen The post LeBron leads Lakers past Pelicans appeared first on Inquirer Sports.

  • Uichico says Gilas mentally ready as bubble grind picks up
    by blozada on January 16, 2021 at 9:14 am

    MANILA, Philippines—Gilas Pilipinas head coach Jong Uichico said the team’s preparations inside the bubble for the 2021 Fiba Asia Cup qualifying window next month are starting to pick up. The first batch of players, composed mostly of amateurs, led by captain Kiefer Ravena entered the training bubble in Calamba, Laguna last Sunday while additional pro The post Uichico says Gilas mentally ready as bubble grind picks up appeared first on Inquirer Sports.

  • Joshua Munzon signs up for PBA Rookie Draft
    by blozada on January 16, 2021 at 8:20 am

    MANILA, Philippines—Joshua Munzon, the Philippines’ top 3×3 player,  has officially joined the 2021 PBA Draft after he submitted his application papers to the league’s office. Also a PBA D-League standout, Munzon joined Chooks to Go Pilipinas teammates Alvin Pasaol, Santi Santillan, and Troy Rike in the draft pool with the league set to select its The post Joshua Munzon signs up for PBA Rookie Draft appeared first on Inquirer Sports.

  • Brown takes charge as Celtics rout Magic
    by ccolina on January 16, 2021 at 7:45 am

    Jaylen Brown scored 21 points to lead the Boston Celtics 124-97 in a home victory over the Orlando Magic on Friday night. Semi Ojeleye chipped in with 18 points, while Jeff Teague added 17, Payton Pritchard 16 and Marcus Smart 14 for the Celtics, who have won seven of their past eight games. We demonstrated The post Brown takes charge as Celtics rout Magic appeared first on Inquirer Sports.

  • Thunder pull off comeback OT win vs Bulls
    by ccolina on January 16, 2021 at 7:32 am

    Shai-Gilgeous Alexander’s career-high 33 points led Oklahoma City Thunder to a stunning, come-from-behind overtime victory 127-125 at Chicago on Friday night. OT in OKC! @shaiglalex 33 pts in regulation pic.twitter.com/BxJZdJrdOg — OKC THUNDER (@okcthunder) January 16, 2021 Timely shooting from Mike Muscala (11 points) and Luguentz Dort (21 points, six steals) also helped the Thunder The post Thunder pull off comeback OT win vs Bulls appeared first on Inquirer Sports.

  • Efren ‘Bata’ Reyes reacts to death hoax: I’m okay
    by blozada on January 16, 2021 at 7:17 am

    MANILA, Philippines—Efren “Bata” Reyes is alive and well and not the other way around as fake news peddlers had him to be. In his daughter Chelo Reyes’ post on Saturday, the billiards legend was seen watching the game between the Milwaukee Bucks and the Dallas Mavericks after false news on his death had spread. “Okay The post Efren ‘Bata’ Reyes reacts to death hoax: I’m okay appeared first on Inquirer Sports.

  • Two test positive for virus on Australian Open plane
    by ccolina on January 16, 2021 at 6:54 am

    Two passengers on one of the charter flights that brought players and their entourage to Melbourne for the Australian Open have tested positive for COVID-19, officials said Saturday. One of them was a member of the flight crew and the other an Australian Open participant, but not a player. All 66 passengers must now stay The post Two test positive for virus on Australian Open plane appeared first on Inquirer Sports.

  • Antetokounmpo propels Bucks over Doncic, Mavs
    by ccolina on January 16, 2021 at 6:39 am

    Giannis Antetokounmpo scored 31 points and had nine rebounds to power the Milwaukee Bucks to a 112-109 victory over Luka Doncic’s Dallas Mavericks in a battle between the two early frontrunners for NBA Most Valuable Player honors. Two-time MVP winner Antetokounmpo hit 14-of-21 shots from the floor and Khris Middleton finished with 25 points for The post Antetokounmpo propels Bucks over Doncic, Mavs appeared first on Inquirer Sports.

  • Timberwolves star Towns COVID-19 positive
    by ggaviola on January 16, 2021 at 2:31 am

    LOS ANGELES – Minnesota Timberwolves star Karl-Anthony Towns said Friday he had tested positive for COVID-19, vowing to overcome the disease that last year claimed the life of his mother and six other family members. The 25-year-old power forward confirmed news of his positive case in a statement on Twitter, shortly after the NBA confirmed The post Timberwolves star Towns COVID-19 positive appeared first on Inquirer Sports.

  • James Harden ready for ‘unselfish’ Nets role
    by ggaviola on January 15, 2021 at 10:52 pm

    NEW YORK– James Harden said Friday he is confident of fitting in alongside new Brooklyn Nets team-mates Kevin Durant and Kyrie Irving after completing his blockbuster trade from the Houston Rockets. The eight-time All-Star stunned the NBA this week after completing a move to the Nets after an acrimonious end to his time in Texas. The post James Harden ready for ‘unselfish’ Nets role appeared first on Inquirer Sports.

  • Le Tour champ yearns for training after ‘slowdown’
    by racosta on January 15, 2021 at 9:00 pm

    El Joshua Cariño was disappointed that it took him two hours to get to his home in San Mateo, Rizal, from his Philippine Navy base in Cavite City—a distance of approximately 60 kilometers. A car would have covered the route in the same time, so it should have been nothing to fret about. But Cariño The post Le Tour champ yearns for training after ‘slowdown’ appeared first on Inquirer Sports.