Hidilyn’s Malaysian foster dad touched by call from Tokyo after gold medal win

- July 30th, 2021

Malaysian Weightlifting Federation deputy president Ahmad Janius Abdullah said he was touched when Hidilyn Diaz called him from Tokyo to inform him that she had won the Olympic gold medal, a report said. The foster father of the Philippines’ first Olympic champion said the weightlifter had yearned for the gold and had proven herself now. […]

PH rower Cris Nievarez wraps up maiden Olympics stint at 23rd

By: Bong Lozada - July 30th, 2021

MANILA, Philippines—Cris Nievarez ended his first Summer Games with a 23rd overall finish in the men’s single sculls in the rowing competition of the Tokyo Olympics Friday at Sea Forest Waterway. The 21-year-old Filipino bet clocked in with a time of 7:21.28 to finish fifth in Finals D, the classification race for the 19th to […]

Fil-Am Jalen Green picked 2nd overall by Rockets in NBA Draft

By: Bong Lozada - July 30th, 2021

MANILA, Philippines—Houston selected NBA G-League Ignite alum Jalen Green second overall in the 2021 NBA Draft as it hopes to bounce back from a disappointing campaign in the 2020-21 season. The Fil-American Green, a highly-touted prospect since high school, will boost a Rockets team that has largely dealt with injuries throughout the year. The Rockets […]

Wizards trade Russell Westbrook to Lakers in blockbuster

- July 30th, 2021

The Washington Wizards have agreed to send superstar Russell Westbrook to the Los Angeles Lakers for three players and the No. 22 pick in Thursday night’s NBA draft, The Athletic and ESPN reported. In addition to the first-round pick, the Wizards are getting Kyle Kuzma, Kentavious Caldwell-Pope and Montrezl Harrell, per the reports. The Wizards […]

Pistons select Cade Cunningham first overall in NBA draft

- July 30th, 2021

The Detroit Pistons selected Oklahoma State guard Cade Cunningham with the No. 1 overall choice of Thursday’s NBA Draft at New York. The Pistons had been projected to pick Cunningham since winning the lottery last month. Cunningham averaged 20.1 points, 6.2 rebounds and 3.5 assists and was Big 12 Player of the Year during his […]

Lee grabs gymnastics all-around gold for U.S. as Biles watches on

- July 30th, 2021

TOKYO  – Sunisa Lee came to Tokyo thinking the best she might do was win an all-around Olympic silver but the youngest member of the U.S. gymnastics team grabbed the gold on Thursday after Simone Biles dropped out of the event over mental health concerns. With Biles watching from the front row at the Ariake […]

Eumir Marcial has grand Olympics debut–albeit an abbreviated one

By: Francis T.J. Ochoa - July 30th, 2021

TOKYO—Eumir Marcial did a few skips after speaking with a few members of the international press during a post-bout interview in the Tokyo Olympics men’s boxing competitions here. The highly-rated middleweight finished his Games debut in less than one round and looked like he was shaking off a lot of leftover energy. “I wanted [the […]

After dusting off the defending champions, Hotshots aren’t about to take Dyip lightly

By: Denison Rey A. Dalupang - July 30th, 2021

Knowing they’re in no way out of the woods yet, Magnolia is hoping to stay on an even keel when it goes up against a winless, but interestingly dangerous Terrafirma side in the PBA Philippine Cup eliminations at Ynares Sports Arena in Pasig City. The Hotshots, coming off an impressive victory over defending champion Barangay […]

Juvic Pagunsan upstages some of the biggest names in golf

By: Jong Arcano - July 30th, 2021

Not really regarded as a strong bet to win gold in men’s golf in the Tokyo Olympics with some of the biggest names in the world taking part, Juvic Pagunsan handled the challenges of a demanding course with the ball-striking talent of someone digging for gold as the Philippine bet fired a five-under-par 66 to […]

Tashkent letdown drove Hidilyn to Olympic glory

By: June Navarro - July 30th, 2021

Hidilyn Diaz and Team HD saw the immediate need to go back to the drawing board after winding up medal-less in Tashkent three months ago.

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