Pinay advances to 3rd round at Aussie Open

Credit to Author: Tempo Desk| Date: Tue, 28 Jan 2020 09:06:10 +0000

Top Filipino junior netter Alex Eala kept her Grand Slam title campaign alive by edging past Julie Belgraver of France, 6-0, 3-6, 6-1, to reach the third round of the 2020 Australian Open Junior Championships Tuesday in Melbourne. Like in her opening day match, Eala fired from almost all angles to win the first set […]

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Scrapping of Wuhan qualifiers gives PH boxers more time to prepare

Credit to Author: Tempo Desk| Date: Tue, 28 Jan 2020 08:55:57 +0000

BY NICK GIONGCO   The one-month postponement of the Asia-Oceania Olympic boxing qualifier owing to the Wuhan coronavirus outbreak only proved beneficial for the Philippine boxing team. Head coach Pat Gaspi said the scrapping of the Wuhan slugfest originally scheduled Feb. 3-14 would give the boxers additional time to prime themselves up for the opposition […]

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Basilan, Iloilo down Chooks-MPBL rivals

Credit to Author: Tempo Desk| Date: Tue, 28 Jan 2020 08:07:05 +0000

ANTIPOLO CITY – Basilan is officially in, Iloilo is virtually in, and Caloocan is desperately trying to sneak in. This is the Chooks-to-Go MPBL Lakan Season playoffs situation after Monday’s elimination round games at Ynares Center here. Flaunting their firepower in the fourth quarter, the Basilan Steel routed the Rizal Xentro Mall Golden Coolers, 103-85, […]

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Kobe’s daughter had been set to follow in his footsteps

Credit to Author: Tempo Desk| Date: Tue, 28 Jan 2020 07:58:56 +0000

LOS ANGELES (AFP) – Kobe Bryant’s 13-year-old daughter Gianna, who died alongside her father in the helicopter crash that claimed the life of the NBA legend, had shown signs that she could further her father’s glittering basketball legacy. Her proud father once said the second-born of the Los Angeles Lakers star’s four daughters with wife […]

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For Kobe, basketball is life, his relentless spirit inspired fans, players

Credit to Author: Tempo Desk| Date: Mon, 27 Jan 2020 10:32:46 +0000

WASHINGTON (AFP) – Kobe Bryant used a ferocious competitiveness and uncanny shooting touch to become an NBA icon, leaving behind a legacy that has influenced the newest generation of league talent and fans worldwide. From his 81-point game, the second-best scoring performance in NBA history, to five NBA titles in 20 years of dazzling performances […]

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No dull moment for Black Mamba in 7 trips to Manila

Credit to Author: Tempo Desk| Date: Mon, 27 Jan 2020 10:08:49 +0000

By JONAS TERRADO   The local basketball scene was left heartbroken Monday after waking up to the news of NBA great and frequent Manila visitor Kobe Bryant’s death.  Bryant left a lasting impression among Filipino hoop fans after leaving no dull moment during his seven trips to Manila in 1998, 2007, 2009, twice in 2011, […]

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NBA legend Kobe Bryant killed in helicopter crash

Credit to Author: Tempo Desk| Date: Mon, 27 Jan 2020 01:35:58 +0000

NBA legend Kobe Bryant died Sunday when a helicopter crashed and burst into flames in foggy conditions in suburban Los Angeles, killing all nine people on board and plunging the sports world into mourning. Bryant, 41, was travelling with his 13-year-old daughter Gianna and seven other passengers and crew when their Sikorsky S-76 helicopter slammed […]

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Millet, Lim triumph in drag racing

Credit to Author: Tempo Desk| Date: Sun, 26 Jan 2020 10:54:29 +0000

Arvin Jay Millet set the course for a third successive Driver of the Year title with a solid opening-leg victory in the premier M&H Pro class of the 2020 National Drag Racing Championships at the Clark International Speedway drag strip in Pampanga recently. A 27-year-old speed fanatic, whose family is into the construction and heavy […]

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