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Is the Philippines Ready for One True National Basketball Championship?

An Opinion Article by Mark Daniel Chan We have recently seen an exciting conclusion to the US NCAA Basketball Championship.  For both the Men’s and Women’s Division 1 programs, the month of March provided a great backdrop for some of the most exciting basketball the world has seen. In the Men’s Division, perennial powerhouse North …

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Sports News Weekend Roundup (Week of 11 to 17 December 2016)

          Ardina Joins ICTSI Philippine Ladies Masters Dottie Ardina has confirmed her participation in the upcoming the ICSTSI Philippine Ladies Masters led by top players Lee Jeong-hwa and Lin Tzu-chi. Read more here. Filipino Boxer Jonas Sultan Shocks African Opponent Rappler reports that the Zamboanga del Norte native Jonas Sultan “scored an upset knockout …

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Sports News Weekend Roundup (Week of 18 to 24 September 2016)

          Perlas Pilipinas Bags 2016 Seaba Championship The Philippine women’s national basketball team Perlas Pilipinas defeated host Malaysia 77-73 to clinch the Seaba Championship for Women yesterday. Read more here. – Bronze Medalist Paralympian Josephine Medina Returns to PH Josephine Medina, who recently bagged a bronze medal at the 2016 Rio …

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Sports News Weekend Roundup (Week of 04 to 10 September 2016)

Gilas 5.0 Falls Short in First Game at the FIBA Asia Challenge The newly assembled Gilas Pilipinas couldn’t overcome the height disadvantage against India, losing 91-83 in their debut game at the Fiba Asia Challenge. Read more here. PH Chess Teams Hit a Snag in 42nd Chess Olympiad Inquirer reports that both the men’s and …

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Sports News Weekend Roundup (Week of 14 to 20 August 2016)

Kirstie Alora Loses to Moroccan Opponent, Bows Out of Rio Olympics Filipina taekwondo jin Kirstie Alora comes up short against her Moroccan opponent Wiam Dislam, losing at 5-7 in the women’s repechage for a chance to fight for bronze medal. Read more here. – Philippine Basketball’s “The Maestro” Baby Dalupan Passes Away The Philippine basketball community mourns …

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Sports News Weekend Roundup (24 to 30 July 2016)

Chinese Club Offering Castro P14M to Play in CBA According to Inquirer, a Chinese team in the Chinese Basketball Association (CBA) league is willing to pay Jason Castro P14M to play for them for five months, excluding won-game bonuses and perks. Read more here. – Pinoy Weightlifters Continue Preparations for Rio Olympics PH representatives Nestor Colonia and …

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Sports News Weekend Roundup (Week of July 17 to 23, 2016)

Edwin Cray at the SEA Games (Photo via Philippine Daily Inquirer) What Are Fil-Am Eric Cray’s Chances for a Medal in Rio? Inquirer reports: “The fastest man in Southeast Asia is just a fraction of a second away from reaching the podium in the men’s 400m hurdles in the Games with his 48.98-second clocking.” Read more here. …

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Sports News Weekend Roundup (Week of 10 to 16 July 2016)

38th William Jones Cup Bid Underway for PH-Mighty Sports The Philippine team Mighty Sports faces a tought first assignment at the tournament as they go against host country Taiwan on Sunday at New Taipei City. Read more here. _ Fiipina golfer Wins at Symetra Tour in New York According to Spin.ph, Filipino golfer Clariss Guce “made a …

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