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By Joaquin Henson | Updated January 4, 2018 - 12:10am

Filipinos figured in only 16 world title fights in 2017, winning seven and losing nine in a drop from an 8-4 count the previous year but the silver lining is four are ranked No. 1 with a mandatory championship shot in the horizon and seven are No. 2 contenders as the year ended.

By Joaquin Henson | Updated January 3, 2018 - 12:11am

POC board member and Gymnastics Association of the Philippines president Cynthia Carrion said yesterday it will be a bad omen for 2018 if certain quarters resort to legal action in stalling the recent Pasig Regional Trial Court decision to hold new elections for chairman and president on Feb. 23.

By Joaquin Henson | Updated December 25, 2017 - 12:05am

IBF lightflyweight champion Milan Melindo of Cagayan de Oro is ready to battle a freezing climate in a unification showdown with WBA counterpart Ryoichi Taguchi at the Ota City General Gymnasium in metro Tokyo on Dec. 31.

By Joaquin Henson | Updated December 21, 2017 - 12:18am

Former two-time world boxing champion Gerry Peñalosa said yesterday he wasn’t impressed by WBO welterweight titlist Jeff Horn’s recent 11th round stoppage of British challenger Gary Corcoran in Brisbane but warned Manny Pacquiao that in the event of a rematch, the Filipino icon must be 100 percent ready.

By Joaquin Henson | Updated December 17, 2017 - 1:49am

There are Filipino works of art safely tucked in the inner sanctum of FIBA’s House of Basketball in Mies, a Swiss town near here, and archivist Luis Gonzalez uncovered a prized painting by Manny Garibay during the Philippine delegation’s visit for the awarding of the hosting rights to the 2023 FIBA World Cup last weekend.

By Joaquin Henson | Updated December 15, 2017 - 12:32pm

FIBA sport and competitions director Predrag Bogosavljev of Serbia has advised SBP executive director Sonny Barrios to closely monitor the operations of the FIBA 2019 World Cup in China and learn from the experience so that when Manila hosts the 2023 edition, it will be smooth sailing.

By Joaquin Henson | Updated December 11, 2017 - 12:38am

The Philippines, with partners Japan and Indonesia, will host the 2023 edition of the FIBA World Cup as rivals Argentina and Uruguay withdrew their bid after the FIBA Central Board deliberated in a closed-door session at the governing body’s headquarters in Mies, near this Swiss city, yesterday.

By Joaquin Henson | Updated November 13, 2017 - 12:18am

There will be no disruption of operations in the PBA even as the issue of whether commissioner Chito Narvasa is retained or not by the Board of Governors remains unresolved with the pro league set to arrange six pre-season games before the opening of the 43rd campaign on Dec. 17.

By Joaquin Henson | Updated December 16, 2016 - 1:00am

Pocari Sweat open spiker Myla Pablo yesterday called on the opposing factions in Philippine volleyball to end their rift for the sake of athletes caught in the crossfire of the squabble to the detriment of the national team.

By Joaquin Henson | Updated December 15, 2016 - 12:10am

Barangay Ginebra coach Tim Cone dropped by the Novotel Hotel to talk to the La Salle senior men’s basketball team the night before the Archers beat Ateneo to clinch the UAAP crown via a two-game sweep of the best-of-three finals and spoke about the danger of playing in a winner-take-all knockout showdown.