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Embiid fined $25,000 for attack on refs

NEW YORK (AFP) – The National Basketball Association slapped Joel Embiid with a $25,000 fine on Wednesday after the Philadelphia 76er player openly criticized the referees following a loss to the Boston Celtics. Embiid was wrapping up a post-game news conference with reporters after a 112-109 defeat on Tuesday night when he leaned into the […]

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SEA Games on time, on target – Cayetano

Despite delays in the passing of the budget and the eventual budget cuts from the Senate, Philippine Southeast Asian Games Organizing Committee (PHISGOC) Chairman Alan Peter Cayetano said that preparations for the country’s hosting of the biennial sports extravaganza are on time and on target. The former DFA Secretary explained that there is no delay […]

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Bacoor puts one over Imus in MPBL

The Bacoor Strikers put one over their crosstown rival Imus Bandera with a 90-79 win in the MPBL Datu Cup at the Cuneta Astrodome. Rocky Acidre and comebacking Gab Banal combined forces down the stretch as the Strikers picked up their third straight victory and improved their win-loss record to 11-9. The win bolstered Bacoor’s […]

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Garcia blames ”emotional” news for Saudi tantrum

LOS ANGELES (AFP) – Sergio Garcia apologized for his spectacular meltdown at the Saudi Arabia International on Wednesday, blaming his tantrum for “emotional, personal news” that he had received earlier in the week. The Spanish star was thrown out of the tournament after damaging several putting greens in frustration and caught on camera wildly attacking […]

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Fans stabbed in Rome ahead of football match

ROME (AFP) – At least three people were stabbed in a brawl Wednesday between Lazio and Sevilla fans in Rome, with one suffering serious injuries, Italian media reported. Two Spanish fans and an American were hurt in the fight, which broke out ahead of Thursday’s UEFA Europa League match, La Repubblica daily said. ”Everything was […]

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SEA Games budget cut by 33 percent

Phisgoc chairman Alan Peter Cayetano told reporters during a sponsorship signing at the SM Aura yesterday that from P7.5-billion, the Phisgoc was told to make the most out of a P5-B budget to run the Nov. 30-Dec. 11 sportsfest.

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