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Tuesday, December 10, 2013
Buoyed by the success of the Philippine youth team in international 3×3 competitions, the Samahang Basketbol ng Pilipinas will focus on pursuing programs in the discipline with guidance from world governing body FIBA.
“It’s the in the Philippines where 3×3 basketball became popular, and in fact FIBA wants us to play a more active role in this and wants to use us as model, probably by hosting future international tournaments,” Barrios said in a telephone interview.
Pop superstar Justin Bieber arrived in the country on Tuesday, as part of his efforts to help raise funds for victims of super typhoon "Yolanda".
Bieber arrived via a private plane, which landed at a private hangar near Ninoy Aquino International Airport Terminal 2.
High-leaping forward Japeth Aguilar is beginning to win the hearts of Barangay Ginebra fans with his strong play so far in the PBA Philippine Cup, and point guard LA Tenorio said the big man should now work on being more consistent and mature.
Aguilar was the star in the Gin Kings’ 97-95 victory over Talk 'N Text last week, hitting the go-ahead triple and then blocking Ranidel De Ocampo as time expired to preserve the win.
The Philippine national men’s basketball team cruised to their second straight victory in the 27th Southeast Asian Games after blowing out Cambodia, 107-57, on Tuesday at the Zeya-thiri Stadium in Naypyidaw, Myanmar.
Mac Belo and Ronald Pascual led six Filipino players in double-figures in what was an easy assignment for the Philippines.
The 27th SEA Games will be hosted by Myanmar from 11 to 22 Dec 2013. The venue will be at the Capital Naypyitaw, Yangon, Mandalay and Ngwe Saung Beach. With the supports of the ASEAN friends Myanmar has the opportunity to host the game again after 44 years.
Myanmar was the host for 1961, 2nd SEAP Game and 1969, 5 th SEAP Game. 2013 is a remarkable year for Myanmar as the main venue for the Games will be at her new State Capital Naypyitaw for the first time. Wunna Theikdi Stadium will be the venue for the opening and closing ceremonies of the Games. Most of the major events will be held in Naypyitaw Sports Facilities.
Sunday, December 8, 2013
Russian junior welterweight Ruslan Provodnikov may possibly agree to fight his former sparring partner Manny Pacquiao.
But according to his manager, it will come with a hefty price.
Vadim Kornilov reasoned out to Ring TV that his client will have to sacrifice a lot of things if he agrees with Bob Arum’s proposal to fight the Filipino superstar.
For one, Provodnikov will have to do away with coach Freddie Roach, who has maintained a close working relationship with the fighting congressman.