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Nonito Donaire Jr. said the other day he knows it’ll be a tough challenge facing Carl Frampton in his Belfast hometown but “this is exactly the kind of fight I live for, going against one of the world’s best in the lion’s den.”

It will be a battle of two unbeaten teams when Australia hosts the Philippines in the second home-and-away window of the FIBA Asia/Pacific qualifiers for the 2019 FIBA World Cup at the 7,500-seat Margaret Court Arena in Melbourne on Feb. 22.

There are, to be blunt, so many issues of greed and corruption in our country that can be solved by greater understanding of the spirit and values of sport.

The Wijk aan Zee Festival, which ushers in the chess calendar for the new year, has gotten underway in the Dutch coastal town of Wijk aan Zee.

If parity is one of the PBA’s key objectives this season, early indicators show positive signs of a more balanced competition in the Philippine Cup with previous low-level teams Blackwater, NLEX and Phoenix making strides in their bid to join the league’s elite circle.

The ruling of the Pasig Regional Trial Court nullifying the 2016 Philippine Olympic Committee elections was a moral victory for Messrs.

With Manny Pacquiao now in the twilight of a storybook boxing career, the search is underway for his successor or at least someone who can even come close to mesmerizing the world like the fighting Senator.

Today is the first birthday of Martin Jose Henson Ngkaion. Since his birth, my wife Menchu and I have been over the moon. Joselito is our first grandchild and a wonderful blessing to our family.

There’s talk that celebrities with Filipino roots are getting together to play basketball in a side event during the NBA All-Star Weekend in Los Angeles on Feb. 16-18.

It’s not easy to overwhelm former world boxing champion Nonito Donaire Jr. because nothing fazes him in the ring. He’s won world titles in five weight classes and battled some of the most ferocious punchers in history like Vic Darchinyan, Fernando Montiel, Jorge Arce and Nicholas Walters.

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