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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


Athletes Serving as Influencers amid Coronavirus Crisis

May 3, 2020

Tokyo- Japanese athletes who have been deprived of opportunities to play sports due to the spread of the new coronavirus now have a huge presence on social media and video distribution websites. Some athletes are putting out training videos, while


Tokyo Olympics set to be postponed until 2021

March 25, 2020

TOKYO –The Tokyo Olympics, originally slated for this summer, is now set to be postponed until next year, due to the COVID-19 pandemic, it was learned Tuesday.     Japan and the International Olympic Committee agreed the same day to put