Weekend Roundup

SPORTS NEWS WEEKEND ROUNDUP (WEEK OF 27 SEPTEMBER to 03 OCTOBER 2015)

What’s Next for Gilas Pilipinas After FIBA Asia Despite failing to get the gold in the FIBA Asia Championship against China yesterday, Gilas will still have a chance to earn a slot in the 2016 Rio Olympics, as the other three semifinalists (Iran, Japan and Philippines) have earned tickets to join one of three FIBA …

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SPORTS NEWS WEEKEND ROUNDUP (WEEK OF 20 to 26 SEPTEMBER 2015)

Gilas Pilipinas Ends First Round on a High Note With a win against Kuwait to end the first round of eliminations, the Philippine men’s national basketball team hopes to carry its momentum to the next round, facing much tougher squads in Japan, India, and defending champion Iran. Read more here.  Fil-Aussie Golfer Jason Day Becomes World No. …

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SPORTS NEWS WEEKEND ROUNDUP (WEEK OF 13 to 19 SEPTEMBER 2015)

2015 Sports Industry Awards Asia finalist named According to the Philstar report, “More than 40 groups, events, and initiatives from the Philippines made it to the shortlist of 101 finalists vying for accolades” in 10 categories, at the upcoming 2015 Sports Industry Awards (SPIA) Asia to be held on October 2 at the New World …

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SPORTS NEWS WEEKEND ROUNDUP (WEEK OF 06 to 12 SEPTEMBER 2015)

After Big Loss versus Uzbekistan, Azkals Face North Korea Next After a 5-1 loss to FIBA Asia’s overall sixth ranked team Uzbekistan, the Philippine national men’s football team’s next challenge is to face North Korea at their home stadium on October 8. Read more here. NSAC: Mayweather Took Performance-Enhancing Drugs Before Pacquiao Fight On the eve before …

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SPORTS NEWS WEEKEND ROUNDUP (WEEK OF 30 AUGUST to 05 SEPTEMBER 2015)

2 Filipinos Win Silver in the Asian Boxing Championships Light-flyweight Rogen Ladon and welterweight Eumir Felix Marcial end their respective campaigns representing the country in the ASBC Asian Boxing Championships with gallant runner-up performances in Bangkok, Thailand last Thursday. Read more here. Gilas Pilipinas Bags Silver in Jones Cup The Philippine national men’s basketball team Gilas Pilipinas …

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SPORTS NEWS WEEKEND ROUNDUP (WEEK OF 23 to 29 AUGUST 2015)

Future Stars Shine in Batang Pinoy Visayas Philippine Star reports: “Romblon – Philippine Sports Commission chairman Richie Garcia yesterday congratulated the new stars of the just-ended Batang Pinoy Visayas leg which featured athletes from three regions.” Among the sports showcased in the said leg included boxing, athletics, swimming and chess. Read more here. FIBA Asia Women’s Championship …

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SPORTS NEWS WEEKEND ROUNDUP (WEEK OF 16 to 22 AUGUST 2015)

Azkals Boost Lineup in Time for Match Against Uzbekistan The Philippine national football team adds goalkeeper Roland Muller, UFL players Paul Mulders and Jun-Jun Badelic to its lineup ahead of its World Cup qualifying match against Uzbekistan on September 8 at the Philippine Sports Stadium in Bocaue, Bulacan. Removed from the squad are Mark Hartmann …

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SPORTS NEWS WEEKEND ROUNDUP (WEEK OF 29 JUNE TO 05 JULY 2015)

Young Tacloban Native Hopes to Fulfill Basketball Dreams with Nike Campaign Tacloban native Jair Borne Marabe, 17, was one of several standouts during the Cebu tryouts of the Nike documentary basketball program “Rise,” headed by former national team coach Chot Reyes. Read more here. Congressman Pacquiao Supports Push to Increase the PSC Budget “Kung hindi magaganda ang …

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SPORTS NEWS WEEKEND ROUNDUP (WEEK OF 21 TO 28 JUNE 2015)

2015 FIBA Asia Championship: Gilas Grouped with Kuwait and Palestine Interaktv.ph reports: “Gilas Pilipinas was drawn with Middle East teams Kuwait and Palestine — not really known to have strong basketball teams — and a squad from East Asia yet to be determined in Group B of the 16-team tournament slated from September 23 to …

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SPORTS NEWS WEEKEND ROUNDUP (WEEK OF 14 TO 20 JUNE 2015)

5 Filipino Surfers Compete in the Asian Surfing Championship Tour in Bali Five of the country’s best surfers will be joining the Quicksilver Canggu Challenge, an Asian Surfing Championship-sanctioned competition in Bali, Indonesia this weekend. Read more here. What’s Wrong with Having Fil-Foreign Athletes, Says Juico Amid SEAG Criticisms Philippine Athletics Track and Field Association (Patafa) president …

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