By Michael Angelo S. Murillo, Senior Reporter KAI Sotto will play for Gilas Pilipinas in the third and final window of the FIBA Asia Cup Qualifiers (ACQ) next month. This was announced by the 7’3” Sotto himself in an Instagram video post, saying that he is heading back home soon to play for the national team in the ACQ window ...

COLLIN Sexton hit the game-tying 3-pointer with 1.2 second left in the first overtime (OT) and scored 15 of his career-high 42 points in the second overtime as the host Cleveland Cavaliers outlasted the Brooklyn Nets for a 147-135 victory on Wednesday night. Sexton gave Cleveland the lead for good at 128-127 on a free throw early in the second ...

FILIPINO FIGHTER Lito Adiwang faces off with Japanese Namiki Kawahara at ONE: Unbreakable on Friday. — ONE CHAMPIONSHIP By Michael Angelo S. Murillo, Senior Reporter ONE Championship rolls off its first offering this year on Friday, which includes a match featuring Filipino fighter Lito “Thunder Kid” Adiwang; a bout that one local fight analyst sees as a “high risk, great ...

TOKYO — As embattled Tokyo Olympics organizers enter the final six months of preparations for the delayed Games on Saturday, virus experts believe hosting the world’s biggest sporting event may be too big a gamble. The Olympics are due to start on July 23, but with much of Japan in a state of emergency and growing public opposition, organizers are ...

THE Philippine Sports Commission (PSC) will push through with the National Sports Summit this year online. Originally set for February last year at the Philippine International Convention Center, the summit this time around will take the form of a weekly conference-type online session, titled “Sports Conversations,” beginning Jan. 27, the sports agency said. The summit was one of the many ...

SPORTS trailblazers Billie Jean King, Megan Rapinoe and Lewis Hamilton were among those hailing the inauguration of US President Joe Biden and Vice President Kamala Harris on Wednesday, saying they hoped the new administration can foster a more inclusive society. Former President Donald Trump was critical of athletes who used their platforms to highlight issues such as police brutality, especially ...

CRISTIANO Ronaldo was hailed as the most prolific professional goalscorer in the history of the game on Wednesday after notching his 760th senior goal to help Juventus beat Napoli 2-0 in the Italian Supercup. The title of greatest goalscorer is much contested, and global governing body FIFA does not keep an official record, but several media outlets reported that Ronaldo’s ...

GOALS from Cristiano Ronaldo and Alvaro Morata helped Juventus to beat Napoli 2-0 to win the Italian Supercup on Wednesday, the annual meeting between the Coppa Italia winners and Serie A champions. Napoli, who beat Juventus in the final to win last season’s Coppa Italia, came close to taking the lead midway through the first half, but Hirving Lozano’s bullet ...

As James Harden’s second game with the Nets resulted in both personal and collective triumphs, speculation grew rampant on how the returning Kyrie Irving would accept being downgraded. Pundits logically believed he would be last in the pecking order of the Big Three that also counts Kevin Durant. Considering how he chafed at playing second banana to LeBron James during ...

  Six years ago, Liliana Rojas-Suarez, senior fellow and director of the Latin American Initiative, researched and published for the Center for Global Development (CGD) an interesting study of emerging markets’ resilience to external shocks. She compared their performance in 2007, before the Global Financial Crisis (GFC), and seven years later in 2014 covering 21 countries. Rojas-Suarez used as determinants ...