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Eumir Marcial assured of silver, but eyes gold at World Boxing Championships

The Philippines’ Eumir Marcial outpointed Kulakhamet Tursynbay of Kazakhstan to advance to the gold-medal match in the 2019 AIBA World Boxing Championships in Yekateriburg, Russia on Friday. Marcial, who is assured of a silver medal, takes on hometown bet Bakshi ...

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Basketball: USA retains No. 1 FIBA world ranking

USA Basketball remains No. 1 in the FIBA world men’s rankings despite a shocking seventh-place finish at this month’s World Cup in China. World Cup gold medalist Spain remained at No. 2, with Australia jumping eight spots to No. 3, ...

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FIBA: Journey to 2023 World Cup begins for PH

Yao Ming turns the FIBA flag over to Manny V. Pangilinan. SBP photo MANILA, Philippines – The Philippines, Indonesia and Japan formally received the FIBA flag from China on Sunday night, at the half of the gold medal game of ...

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FIBA: Spain World Cup win, US woes blow Olympic basketball wide open

Spain’s players celebrate with the trophy after winning the FIBA World Cup. Kim Kyung-Hoon, Reuters BEIJING — The Tokyo 2020 Olympics basketball suddenly looks wide open after reigning champions the United States suffered their worst World Cup, Spain triumphed and ...

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Gasol gets historic double, Spain dominates Argentina for Fiba World Cup gold

Argentina’s Luis Scola (L) fights for the ball with Spain’s Marc Gasol during the Basketball World Cup final game between Argentina and Spain in Beijing on September 15, 2019. (Photo by WANG ZHAO / AFP) BEIJING — Spain has captured ...

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Miss International’s daughter is PH bet to Miss World

Newly-crowned Miss World Philippines Michelle Marquez Dee (Photo by ARMIN P. ADINA / Contributor) MANILA, Philippines — Michelle Marquez Dee, daughter of Miss International Melanie Marquez, now has the task of regaining the Philippines’ glory in the global Miss World ...

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FIBA World Cup: Spain is champion after beating Argentina 95-75

Spain’s Ricky Rubio in action in Beijing Sept. 15, 2019. Thomas Peter, Reuters BEIJING – (UPDATE) Spain beat Argentina 95-75 to win the FIBA Basketball World Cup for the first time since 2006 on Sunday, completing a stunning campaign for ...

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Marcial, Paalam advance in Aiba World Boxing Championships

MANILA, Philippines—Two Filipinos moved on to the next round while a couple dropped out of contention in the 2019 Aiba World Boxing Championships in Ekaterinburg, Russia. Flyweight Carlo Paalam of Cagayan de Oro and Zamboanga’s Eumir Marcial both advanced in ...

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FIBA World Cup: Calls for Bogut ban after Australia’s crushing World Cup loss

Australia’s Andrew Bogut reacts. REUTERS/Aly Song Outspoken Andrew Bogut faces possible punishment from basketball’s governing body FIBA after Australia’s acrimonious exit from the World Cup semi-finals in Beijing. Video footage showed Bogut — who was booed by Chinese fans throughout ...

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Like lolo ‘Flash’? Elorde grandson takes crack at boxing world title

Juan Miguel “Mig” Elorde and father Johnny at Barry’s Boxing Gym in Las Vegas. Elorde challenges Mexican champion Emmanuel Navarette for the world superbantamweight title in Las Vegas on Sunday (Manila time). Handout He may not be one of those ...

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