John Andre Aguja first Filipino in World’s top 10

John Andre Aguja. –HANDOUT PHOTO John Andre Aguja has sustained a consistent climb to the summit of the global rankings after reasserting his mastery in the juniors of the Thailand Mountain Bike (MTB) Cup 1, the first Union Cycliste Internationale (UCI) race of the year. The 18-year-old mountain bike specialist zoomed to eighth overall in…

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Ace Filipino shooters hitting Paris target

Franchette Quiroz and Amparo Acuna are right on track for a stint in the 2024 Paris Olympics. Both lady shooters exceeded the minimum qualification scores (MQS) in four Olympic events at the end of the 2023 Asian Shooting Championships in Changwon, South Korea, on Wednesday. “We’re hopeful and we’re pushing. As we get closer to…

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Joy and pride for Filipino fans as Gilas wins basketball gold again

Philippines’ players celebrate their win against Jordan at the men’s gold medal basketball game between Jordan and Philippines during the 2022 Asian Games in Hangzhou in China’s eastern Zhejiang province on October 6, 2023. (Photo by William WEST / AFP) Filipinos roared in joy and relief as their men’s basketball team ended decades of heartbreak…

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Filipino gymnast Aleah Finnegan also secures Paris Olympics ticket

Filipino gymnastic Aleah Finnegan is Paris-bound.–ALEAH FINNEGAN INSTAGRAM MANILA, Philippines—Aleah Finnegan is going to the 2024 Paris Olympics. Just a day removed from Carlos Yulo’s qualification for the Summer Games next year, Finnegan became the latest Filipino athlete to punch her ticket to Paris. Finnegan tallied 51.366 points for 32nd place in the 2023 Artistic…

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NBA: Dominique Wilkins tells Filipino kids ‘continue to love the game’

Dominique Wilkins conducts a basketball clinic with Filipino kids at NBA Community Court in Mandaluyong City.–LANCE AGCAOILI/INQUIRER.net MANILA, Philippines — NBA legend Dominique Wilkins is best known for his ferocious and electrifying dunks. But the former Atlanta Hawks star, known as the “Human Highlight Film,” believes the greatest highlight of his career was simply making…

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Asian Games 2023: Filipino athletes to watch out for in China (Part 2)

Some of the names expected to deliver for the Philippines in the Asian Games 2022 in Hangzhou. The Asian Games Hangzhou 2022 in 2023 is the next big field of play for Filipino athletes after the Olympics and outside of their respective world championships. From among the 396 athletes from 40 sports who will bring…

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Nonito Donaire reacquires Filipino citizenship – rezal404

Nonito Donaire and his family taking his Oath of Allegiance as he reacquires his Filipino citizenship. –DFA via SF PCG MANILA, Philippines — Former four-division champion Nonito Donaire Jr. reacquired his Filipino citizenship on Monday at Romulo Hall of the Philippine Consulate General in San Francisco. The Filipino Flash, an American citizen whose paternal grandfather…

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Filipino fans witness Philippines’ historic Women’s World Cup debut – rezal404

A man raises a banner during a Women’s World Cup watch party at a mall in Paranaque, Metro Manila on July 21, 2023, for the Women’s World Cup Group A football match between the Philippines and Switzerland in Dunedin. (Photo by JAM STA ROSA / AFP) Local sports fans were tuned into Friday to witness…

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Obiena sets out to become first Filipino to qualify for Paris 2024 – rezal404

EJ Obiena, here thumping the field in the Southeast Asian Games in Cambodia last month, is determined to punch a ticket to Paris 2024 as early as next month. —AFP There will be exactly one figure inside EJ Obiena’s mind when he campaigns in three tournaments starting next week: 5.82 meters. And that’s a height…

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Filipino legend Caloy Loyzaga inducted into Fiba Hall of Fame – rezal404

Caloy Loyzaga. – INQUIRE PHOTO FILE MANILA, Philippines–The man considered by many as the greatest Filipino basketball player of all time is finally getting his due recognition on the world stage. Caloy Loyzaga was posthumously inducted into the Fiba Hall of Fame, joining 11 players and coaches who were also named to this year’s class…

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