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7-foot-2 Sotto not in Yeng’s Gilas squad for SEA Games

Gilas Pilipinas coach Yeng Guiao is expected to submit his 24-man roster for the 30th Southeast Asian (SEA) Games this weekend. 7-foot-2 Kai Sotto is not one of them. “I think there’s no need,” said Guiao. “First, his availability. I guess Kai’s back in the US for training, and we don’t want to disrupt his […]

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Ramirez eyes another SEAG miracle

TEAM Philippines Chef de Mission (CDM) William Ramirez believes that it is possible to duplicate the  ‘Miracle of SEAG 2005’ with just 106 days to go before the country’s hosting of the 30th Southeast Asian Games. “Para sa akin, hindi imposible na mag-champion tayo kasi host tayo eh, atsaka malaki itong budget na inasikaso natin.” said […]

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Makeover of Rizal Memorial Coliseum under way

THE Rizal Memorial Coliseum, where many of Philippine sports’ finest moments have taken place since 1934, is on its way to a mighty upgrade, according to the Philippine Sports Commission (PSC). While the facade and the original structure won’t be touched since it is a historic landmark, the playing and seating areas as well as […]

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PSC, POC, Phisgoc sign MOA

THE major players of the country’s hosting of the 30th Southeast Asian Games have drawn the line. The Philippine Sports Commission (PSC), Philippine Olympic Committee (POC) and the Philippine Southeast Asian Games Organizing Committee (Phisgoc) yesterday signed a memorandum of agreement outlining the respective roles of the three stakeholders. The signatories were PSC chairman Butch Ramirez, […]

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We don’t make promises in fencing – Gomez

Richard Gomez does not want to raise expectations by coming up with a target for the national fencing team preparing for the 30th Southeast Asian Games the country is hosting in November. “We don’t make promises. We don’t want to add pressure to our athletes,” said Gomez, president of the Philippine Fencing Association. Fencing contributed five […]

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CHIANG MAI, Thailand (AFP) – Thai weightlifter Sarat Sumpradit eats up to 10 egg whites for breakfast, works out four hours a day, and is banned from his smartphone at night as his training shifts into high gear for the world championships. However, the muscle-bound 25-year-old has a problem: Thailand is under a self-imposed ban […]

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