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Saso two shots behind leader after first round of US Women’s Open

December 11, 2020

Yuka Saso of the Philippines led after the first nine holes of the US Women’s Open golf championship but collapsed with two bogeys to tie from fifth to 11th places after the first round at the Champions Golf Club in


PBA postpones bubble games; waits for new IATF protocols

October 30, 2020

The Philippine Basketball Association (PBA) has indefinitely postponed the games in its Pampanga bubble starting Friday. In a statement, the PBA said the postponement was in compliance with the recommendation of the Inter-Agency Task Force for the Management of Emerging


Resumption of PBA games a big step in going to “new normal,” says Dizon

September 18, 2020

The possible resumption of the Philippine Basketball Association (PBA) can be a sign that the country is moving forward to “new normal,” an official said on Friday. Bases Conversion and Development Authority president and CEO Vivencio Dizon, who is also


Japanese ambassador lauds Saso for historic JLPGA victories

August 31, 2020

Japanese Ambassador to the Philippines Koji Haneda lauded the historic twin victories of Yuka Saso in the Japan Ladies Professional Golf Association ( JLPGA) circuit. In his Twitter account, Haneda said Monday: “Congrats!!! JPN-PHL rookie golfer Ms. Saso Yuka makes


Japan Pro Baseball Game Canceled due to Coronavirus

August 2, 2020

The Fukuoka SoftBank Hawks said Saturday that outfielder Yuya Hasegawa has been infected with the new coronavirus, forcing the baseball club to call off its game scheduled for Sunday. Hasegawa, 35, is the first player from the 12 Japanese professional


IATF prohibits spectators in sports activities

July 17, 2020

Spectators are prohibited in all outdoor and indoor non-contact sports and exercises both in areas under general community quarantine and modified GCQ, Malacañang said on Friday. In a statement, Presidential Spokesperson Harry Roque said the prohibition was reached during a


Ravena to play for San-en Neo Phoenix in Japan pro basketball league

June 25, 2020

Thirdy Ravena, a three-time Most Valuable Player in the Universities Athletic Association of the Philippines for Ateneo, will be playing  for San-en Neo Phoenix in the Japanese professional basketball league. The news was announced in the team’s website. San-en Neo


Duterte OKs creation of National Academy of Sports

June 10, 2020

President Rodrigo Duterte has signed into law a bill establishing the National Academy of Sports, Malacañang said on Wednesday. Duterte approved Republic Act No. 11470 on June 9 in Davao City. RA No. 11470 seeks to establish the NAS in