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2-day chess tryout for Online Olympiad set

  BY KRISTEL SATUMBAGA         The National Chess Federation of the Philippines will hold a two-day tryout this weekend with the top four performers comprising the Philippine team in the first FIDE Online Olympiad 2020 slated July 22 to August 30. NCFP Executive Director Cliburn Orbe announced in the group’s official Facebook […]

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No job is safe at SBP – Barrios

BY JONAS TERRADO     The Samahang Basketbol ng Pilipinas sees no reason why Tab Baldwin’s job as Gilas Pilipinas program director is in danger despite coming under fire for comments made against the PBA and local coaches. “Is he in danger? Hindi naman sa palagay ko,” SBP Executive Director Sonny Barrios said in Tuesday’s […]

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No penalties for Thirdy, Go

By JONAS TERRADO       The Samahang Basketbol ng Pilipinas won’t impose penalties on amateur cagers caught playing in a five-on-five game which is still prohibited under the current quarantine guidelines imposed by the government. SBP Executive Director Sonny Barrios said Gilas Pilipinas pool member Isaac Go and Japan league-bound Thirdy Ravena, were reprimanded […]

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SBP referees, table officials  get assistance

BY WAYLON GALVEZ         The Samahang Basketbol ng Pilipinas (SBP) has provided financial assistance to referees nationwide following the lockdown of government due to coronavirus outbreak. SBP executive director Sonny Barrios said in Tuesday’s PSA Forum online that assistance to displaced referees were distributed from the 16 identified regions of the federation. “We […]

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Aguilar, ROS rookie fined P20,000 each

By JONAS TERRADO       Barangay Ginebra San Miguel star Japeth Aguilar and Rain or Shine rookie Adrian Wong were fined P20,000 each and told to undergo swab testing after taking part in a five-on-five game prohibited under General Community Quarantine regulations. Aguilar and Wong were penalized after Monday’s meeting PBA Commissioner Willie Marcial, […]

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Stranded fencers at ULTRA getting bored, but training continues

  BY WAYLON GALVEZ   Southeast Asian (SEA) Games gold medalist Hanniel Abella said boredom and longing for family members are things that stranded athletes have to deal with at the Philsports Complex (formerly ULTRA) in Pasig City. “Walang ibang gagawin, training lang kami dito,” said the 27-year-old Abella. “Siyempre nakakalungkot din kasi nakaka-miss ang […]

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