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NBA suspends season after player diagnosed with Covid-19

WASHINGTON — The US National Basketball Association (NBA) announced Wednesday that it is suspending the remainder of the season after a Utah Jazz player tested positive for the novel coronavirus. The decision came after a delay in the Jazz's game against the Oklahoma City Thunder at Chesapeake Energy Are ...

PNA | 3 weeks ago


Ramirez: No Olympic cancellation yet but PH preparing for the worst

DAVAO CITY -- There has not been an official announcement by the Japanese Olympic Committee (JOC) or International Olympic Committee (IOC) regarding the potential cancellation of the 2020 Tokyo Olympics. However, PSC chairman William ‘Butch’ Ramirez said they are “preparing for the worst.” ...

PSC chairman William 'Butch' Ramirez speaks at the DSA Forum at the Annex of SM City Davao on February 27. Photo by Arjoy M. Ceniza

Daniel Joaquin | 1 month ago


PSC sees long-term grassroots sports program as best legacy

DAVAO CITY -- The country’s top sports official believes a strong grassroots sports program is the best legacy in sports the Duterte administration can give the Philippines -- much better than an Olympic gold medal. Philippine Sports Commission (PSC) chairman William ‘Butch’ Ramire ...

PSC chairman William 'Butch' Ramirez speaks to the media at the DSA Forum on February 27. Photo by Arjoy M. Ceniza

Daniel Joaquin, Romeo Braceros | 1 month ago


DRFA loses to NOFA in PFF U15 Nat’l Championship semis

DAVAO CITY -- The Davao-South Regional Football Association (DRFA) under 15 boys football team has bowed out of contention for the championship in the Philippine Football Federation (PFF) U15 Boys National Championship after suffering a heartbreaking 0-1 semifinal loss at the hands of the Negros Oriental Football Assoc ...

Romeo Braceros | 1 month ago


Ironman 70.3 Davao postponed

The 2020 Ironman 70.3 Davao triathlon, initially scheduled to take place on March 22, has officially been postponed to May 10 to avoid the potential risks of the recent novel coronavirus (2019-nCoV) outbreak. This was announced by organizer Sunrise Events, Inc. through the event’s official Facebook page in the ...

Daniel Joaquin | 1 month ago


PICPA fun run targets P500k for scholarship fund

DAVAO CITY -- The Philippine Institute of Certified Public Accountants (PICPA) here is organizing a fun run set for February 16 that will seek to raise funds for its 10 scholars. PICPA official Ross Luga said the group hopes to raise P300,000 to P500,000 in the fun run to help the schooling of their ...

Romeo Braceros | 1 month ago

The Nation

Go: Duterte to give additional incentives to Filipino medalists in SEA Games

President Rodrigo Duterte wants to give additional incentives to Filipino athletes who will bag medals in the coming 30th Southeast Asian (SEA) Games in addition to the incentives provided by law, according to Senator Christopher Lawrence Go. “Maliban doon sa mandated by law, willing po ang Pangulo na bigyan sila ng award to enco ...

Ruth Palo | 4 months ago

The Nation

Go wants most SEA Games events free to the public

Senator Christopher Lawrence Go on Thursday suggested making the 2019 Southeast Asian (SEA) Games events free to the public to encourage more local support and attract a bigger local crowd to watch. In an interview on November 28, Go said he has suggested to House Speaker Alan Peter Cayetano, also the chair of the Philippine Southeast ...

Senator Christopher Lawrence Go is interviewed by reporters on November 28. Contributed photo

MDM | 4 months ago

The Nation

Pacquiao 2.0: Hunting for boxing's next big thing

Manila | AFP | -- In the boxing-obsessed Philippines, scores of young fighters dream of becoming the next Manny Pacquiao, but it takes a sharp eye and vast experience to pick out a potential world champion. That expertise comes from the scouts and trainers who scour amateur matches at dusty town "fiestas," re ...

WHO’S NEXT? Boxing legend Senator Manny Pacquiao celebrates his split-decision victory over Keith Thurman in their WBA welterweight title fight in t ...

Agence France Presse | 4 months ago


Favorites prevail in 2019 DCAA chess

DAVAO CITY -- Local chess favorites were the big winners in the chess tournament of the 2019 Davao City Athletic Association (DCAA) meet at the Kapitan Tomas Monteverde Sr. Elementary School on November 19-21. Ruth Literatus representing Unit 3 won two golds for individual blitz chess and team blitz ...

Romeo Braceros | 4 months ago