Antonio rules online blitz chess tourney

Credit to Author: Tempo Desk| Date: Sat, 28 Mar 2020 08:16:23 +0000

By KRISTEL SATUMBAGA     Grandmaster Joey Antonio drew with Rolzon Roullo in the 11th and final round to win the the Cesar Orbe Memorial Cup Chess 960 blitz which was held recently using an on online application chess.com. The 58-year-old Antonio, a 13-time national champion, finished the event undefeated with eight wins and three draws […]

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PSC donates mattresses to volunteers, hospitals

Credit to Author: Tempo Desk| Date: Sat, 28 Mar 2020 08:09:32 +0000

By Kristel Satumbaga     Support continued to pour in the wake of the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic as sports officials, doctors and volunteers joined hands in helping the needy ones. The Philippine Sports Commission recently donated hundreds of mattresses for health workers and volunteers, including 120 through Philippine Swimming Inc. president Lailani Velasco. In her […]

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Fake news peddlers hunted

Credit to Author: Tempo Desk| Date: Sat, 28 Mar 2020 07:52:57 +0000

The National Bureau of Investigation is investigating 12 persons for concocting fake news concerning the COVID-19 pandemic. “There are around 12 under investigation,” NBI spokesman and Deputy Director Ferdinand Lavin said yesterday. Lavin said that they were placed under investigation for allegedly making and posting fake news concerning COVID-19 in social media, mostly on Facebook. […]

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Curfew violator kills 2, wounds 4 in Negros

Credit to Author: Tempo Desk| Date: Sat, 28 Mar 2020 07:50:33 +0000

BACOLOD CITY – A village councilor and a curfew violator were killed while four barangay watchmen or “tanods” were wounded after they were shot by another curfew violator in a checkpoint in Barangay Minoyan, Murcia, Negros Occidental last Thursday. Police identified the fatalities as Barangay Minoyan Councilor Rex Dalmacio, a retired soldier; and curfew violator […]

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Diaz stays in shape with daily workout

Credit to Author: Tempo Desk| Date: Sat, 28 Mar 2020 05:40:29 +0000

BY WAYLON GALVEZ Despite the postponement of the Tokyo Olympics due to Covid-19, Rio Olympics silver medalist Hidilyn Diaz remains focused on training in an effort to stay in shape and ready once action resumes with international tournaments.  Diaz is in Kuala Lumpur for a training camp since mid February as part of her preparation […]

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NBA matches without fans

Credit to Author: Tempo Desk| Date: Sat, 28 Mar 2020 05:33:09 +0000

  If the NBA regular season resumes, it is almost “100 percent” the games will be played without fans present, ESPN’s Brian Windhorst reported Friday. Windhorst said the NBA very likely will mimic the plan being used in China for a potential end to the current hiatus, which began March 12. In China, ground zero […]

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Baseball jerseys being turned into hospital gowns, masks

Credit to Author: Tempo Desk| Date: Sat, 28 Mar 2020 05:21:03 +0000

Major League Baseball jerseys are being turned into desperately needed hospital masks and gowns to help health care workers combat the coronavirus pandemic, thanks to the league’s uniform manufacturer. MLB and official apparel maker Fanatics are absorbing all costs associated with converting machinery at the Easton, Pennsylvania, factory from uniform manufacturing to production of up […]

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New date for Tokyo Olympics ‘won’t satisfy everybody’, says Coe

Credit to Author: Tempo Desk| Date: Sat, 28 Mar 2020 05:16:26 +0000

World Athletics president Sebastian Coe admitted Friday that settling on a new date for the Tokyo Olympics in 2021 will not satisfy everybody. “All sports have made it pretty clear they have particular challenges at particular times of the year,” said Coe. “We are probably not going to reach a solution that meets with the […]

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Delayed Olympics will be a relief for sponsors in current chaos, experts say

Credit to Author: Tempo Desk| Date: Sat, 28 Mar 2020 05:10:08 +0000

The decision to postpone the Tokyo Olympics until 2021 will be welcomed by the sponsors who pay hundreds of millions to be associated with the event, British advertising veteran Martin Sorrell has told AFP. Faced with growing international pressure, the International Olympic Committee on Tuesday delayed the July 24-August 9 Games, a move never before […]

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