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SPORTING CHANCE
Last day for tender offers
by Joaquin M. Henson - July 19, 2024 - 12:00am
For 48 players picked in last Sunday’s PBA draft, the last day to receive tender offers from the teams that chose them is today.
Make way for Slam Dunk King
by Joaquin Henson - July 18, 2024 - 12:00am
Ginebra’s Justin Brownlee will once more be the import yardstick in the PBA Governors’ Cup which opens the league’s 49th season on Aug. 18 but wait, there’s someone who’s touted to challenge...
The unexpected roommate
by Joaquin M. Henson - July 17, 2024 - 12:00am
A funny story that the late Chino Trinidad once told was about his father Recah, a respected sportswriter and columnist now retired at 81. It was during the 1972 Olympics where the Philippines was represented by...
Passion was Chino’s trademark
by Joaquin M. Henson - July 16, 2024 - 12:00am
ne thing you couldn’t deny about the late Chino Trinidad was he did everything with passion.
Sweet 16 for Gilas?
by Joaquin M. Henson - July 14, 2024 - 12:00am
There is reason for Gilas head coach Tim Cone to stick to a compact pool of 12.
Phl Paris Olympians by numbers
by Joaquin M. Henson - July 12, 2024 - 12:00am
Here’s a rundown of the Philippine athletes in the coming Paris Olympics by the numbers.
Three for the road
by Joaquin M. Henson - July 11, 2024 - 12:00am
WBC minimumweight champion Melvin Jerusalem is the only Filipino reigning world boxing titlist at the moment but three countrymen are out to join him in the firmament with Vincent Astrolabio gunning for the WBC bantamweight...
Salute to patriots
by Joaquin M. Henson - July 10, 2024 - 12:00am
There were 19 FIBA Olympic Qualifying Tournament players on NBA opening-day rosters last season.
PBA connections
by Joaquin M. Henson - July 9, 2024 - 12:00am
In the four recent FIBA Olympic Qualifying Tournaments, four teams showed PBA connections other than Gilas.
Brownlee cut above the rest
by Joaquin M. Henson - July 7, 2024 - 12:00am
There are at least 10 naturalized players not born in the countries they represent with no blood line in the four FIBA Olympic Qualifying Tournaments that end today in Latvia, Greece, Puerto Rico and Spain.&nbs...
Making the impossible happen
by Joaquin M. Henson - July 5, 2024 - 12:00am
Oddsmakers bit the dust when Gilas shocked Latvia, 89-80, in the FIBA Olympic Qualifying Tournament before a stunned hometown crowd last Wednesday night.
Exceptions to the rule
by Joaquin M. Henson - July 4, 2024 - 12:00am
Reviewing the rosters of the 24 teams competing in the FIBA Olympic Qualifying Tournament in four cities this week, you notice there are more and more exceptions to the rule on the eligibility of foreign-born players...
No Unicorn, no problem
by Joaquin M. Henson - July 3, 2024 - 12:00am
Kristaps Porzingis, known as the Unicorn, isn’t playing for Latvia in the FIBA Olympic Qualifying Tournament in his home country this week but his absence doesn’t seem to be a cause for concern with coach...
Making and defending the triple
by Joaquin M. Henson - July 2, 2024 - 12:00am
There were valuable lessons that Gilas learned from playing Turkey and Poland in friendlies on the way to the FIBA Olympic Qualifying Tournament in Latvia starting today up to Sunday.
The silent assassins
by Joaquin M. Henson - June 30, 2024 - 12:00am
For 12 years, Bobby Parks roamed the PBA courts like a sheriff in the Wild West, upholding the rule of law with a basketball simulating a six-shooter.
What makes Betancourt tick
by Joaquin M. Henson - June 28, 2024 - 12:00am
While Joe Betancourt, the former Charlotte Hornets scout who nearly brought Johnny Abarrientos to the NBA in 1997, is busy investing his millions in the stock market, guaranteed commercial paper and IPOs, he’s...
Georgia on Gilas’ mind
by Joaquin M. Henson - June 27, 2024 - 12:00am
There’s a classic blues song “Georgia On My Mind” that was recorded in 1930 as a tribute to the US state and eventually inducted into the Grammy Hall of Fame twice.
Lessons from the Mustangs
by Joaquin M. Henson - June 26, 2024 - 12:00am
Gilas treated the hometown fans with a rousing 74-64 win over the Taiwan Mustangs at the PhilSports Arena last Monday but the send-off game before leaving for the FIBA Olympic Qualifying Tournament in Latvia wasn’t...
Night of fireworks
by Joaquin M. Henson - June 25, 2024 - 12:00am
There were 10 fights in the bill and only two went the distance as over a thousand fans witnessed the action on sandy ground in “Bakbakan Sa Masbate 2,” the first-ever boxing show to be staged on the...
Honoring Walton
by Joaquin M. Henson - June 23, 2024 - 12:00am
Starting in Game One of the recent NBA Finals, the Boston Celtics wore a black memorial band with WALTON in caps on the left shoulder of their jerseys
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