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Young Banal named Rizal-Xentro Mall coach in MPBL

Young Banal named Rizal-Xentro Mall coach in MPBL

Rizal-Xentro Mall will have a youthful tactician in Jonathan Banal in the coming fourth season of Chooks-to-Go Maharlika Pilipinas Basketball League (MPBL). The team announced the signing through its Facebook page, Thursday. The 31-year-old will be replacing former Ginebra star JV Gayoso at the helm. “It felt surreal when the team owner told me the […]

Dodgers player proposes home run derby to decide tied games

LOS ANGELES (AFP) – Major League Baseball’s 2020 season promises to look a lot different, and Los Angeles Dodgers slugger Justin Turner has an idea to keep games short in a campaign compressed by coronavirus. Opening Day, originally scheduled for March 26, now won’t come before mid-May. Even if teams won’t play a full 162-game schedule, it seems likely […]

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Olympic chiefs bracing for extra costs in rescheduling Tokyo Games

Olympic chiefs said Thursday they were bracing themselves for the extra costs incurred by rescheduling the Tokyo Games by a year to 2021. The historic decision to postpone the summer Olympics by 12 months was taken this week amid the ongoing coronavirus pandemic. It was the first peacetime postponement of the Games. According to the […]

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Donations show ‘togetherness’ against virus

LONDON (AFP) – The public response in donating to charity to help feed deprived children after an appeal by Marcus Rashford has impressed the Manchester United forward. The 22-year-old England international teamed up with FareShare, a food distribution charity, after schools in the Manchester area were closed due to the coronavirus pandemic. Donations as of […]

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Wimbledon chief fears ‘no more tennis this year’

Wimbledon chief Richard Lewis admitted on Thursday that he feared the remainder of the 2020 tennis season could be wiped out. Tennis has been in lockdown since early last month and is not scheduled to return until July 13 at the earliest following the cancellation of Wimbledon for the first time since World War II […]

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No pool, no problem for PH swimmers; labor of love for PSI head

BY WAYLON GALVEZ         Despite the difficulties and challenges following the implementation of lockdowns here and abroad due to coronavirus pandemic, members of the swimming national team continue to find ways to stay in shape. Philippine Swimming Inc. (PSI) President Lani Velasco said Thursday that the federation is closely monitoring the safety […]

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