Pacquiao tests negative for Covid-19

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March 30, 2020
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By Adrian Stewart Co Senator Manny Pacquiao revealed he tested negative for the coronavirus disease, or Covid-19. The boxing champion released a statement indicating he retrieved the results through a rapid test kit from South Korea. “Huwag po kayong mag-alala (Don’t worry),” the senator said. “Gamit ang rapid test kit na approved sa Korea, ako …

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Almost ‘100 percent’ chance NBA resumes without fans

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March 30, 2020
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If the NBA regular season resumes, it is almost “100 percent” the games will be played without fans present, ESPN’s Brian Windhorst reported Friday. Windhorst said the NBA will very likely mimic the plan being used in China for a potential end to the current hiatus, which began March 12. In China, ground zero for …

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Ilongga athlete makes national training pool

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March 30, 2020
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Ilongga athlete Alexie Mae Caimoso Brooks was recently chosen to be part of the national athletics training pool. She will be looking to qualify for the heptathlon at the 2021 Southeast Asian Games in Vietnam. “To be honest, I was surprised when I was told that I was named as part of the national training …

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Thoss, Simon to retire after the Philippine Cup

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March 30, 2020
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Alaska Aces center Sonny Thoss and Magnolia Hotshots guard Peter June Simon earlier this year announced their retirement following the close of the 2020 PBA Philippine Cup, which is currently on hold due to ongoing concerns surrounding the coronavirus disease, or Covid-19. Both are playing in their 16th season. “Yes, it is official, [my] body …

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Azkals developmental team joins PFL

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March 28, 2020
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By Adrian Stewart Co The developmental team for the Philippine men’s national football team, the Azkals, announced they will be competing in the upcoming Philippines Football League (PFL), which is tentatively scheduled to kick off on April 18. “This is one of the answers to the clamor to improve our players before they get into …

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Filipino-Chinese athletics competition postponed

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March 28, 2020
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Bacolod Tay Tung High School will be unable to defend their championship this year after the Filipino-Chinese Amateur Athletic Federation Track and Field Invitational Cup was postponed due to ongoing concerns surrounding the coronavirus disease, or Covid-19. In a statement, the federation said the event will be suspended until further notice. Last year, Tay Tung …

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Bacolodnon gymnast eyes national team spot

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March 28, 2020
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While Bacolodnon gymnast Kiana Marie Alagaban expressed disappointment with the cancellation of this year’s Western Visayas Regional Athletic Association (WVRAA) Meet, the Bacolod Tay Tung High School standout said she is looking to join the national team training pool. “I still do not know if I will still play in provincial meet next year,” she …

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Cone devastated over del Rosario passing

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March 28, 2020
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Following the passing of former University of Santo Tomas (UST) basketball coach Aric del Rosario, who died earlier this week from a cardiac arrest, Barangay Ginebra San Miguel head coach Tim Cone said he was devastated over the news. The late coach served as Cone’s assistant coach when he was at the helm of the …

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Former UST basketball coach dead at 80

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March 27, 2020
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By Adrian Stewart Co Former University of Santo Tomas (UST) basketball coach Aric del Rosario, who steered the team to four consecutive UAAP championships in the 1990s, died yesterday afternoon from a cardiac arrest. He was 80 years old. He led UST to the championship from 1993 to 1996 with now-retired PBA player Dennis Espino …

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Erram: I’m at a team with a chance to win

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March 27, 2020
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By Adrian Stewart Co John Paul Erram called his transfer to TNT KaTropa an opportunity to win his first PBA championship. The center said he was sad to leave the NLEX Road Warriors but said of his move, “At least napunta pa rin ako sa team na may magandang chance na manalo ng championship (At …

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