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Good luck Team PH; foreign coach sent home for suspected COVID

By TITO S. TALAO TOKYO  — The coronavirus health scare, which has reportedly affected more than 70 individuals so far inside the Olympic Village, has caught up with Team Philippines, forcing sports officials to send home a foreign head coach 24 hours before the opening of the pandemic-delayed 2020 Olympic Games. Rather than risk intervention from […].....»»

Source: Tempo TempoCategory: NewsJul 22nd, 2021Related News

Tokyo Games: All set for strangest Olympics in history

TOKYO (AFP) – One of the strangest Olympics in history will get off to an equally unusual start when the Tokyo 2020 opening ceremony takes place in front of thousands of empty seats on Friday. Just 1,000 dignitaries will be present at the 68,000-seat Olympic Stadium for the traditional extravaganza, usually a time of celebration […].....»»

Source: Tempo TempoCategory: NewsJul 22nd, 2021Related News

3 PH athletes picked by wire services to win Olympic medals

By JONAS TERRADO Two of the world’s top wire services have listed weightlifter Hidilyn Diaz and boxers Eumir Marcial and Nesthy Petecio as among the athletes to watch in the Tokyo Olympics which officially starts today. Diaz was listed as among the five weightlifters to watch by the AFP while the Associated Press is projecting […].....»»

Source: Tempo TempoCategory: NewsJul 22nd, 2021Related News

For gymnast Yulo, Russian rival is one to beat for gold medal

By TITO S. TALAO TOKYO — Acrobatic wonder Carlos Yulo may have to dispense with his most potent weapon — the triple back double front move — when he takes the floor in the gymnastics competition of the 2020 Olympic Games on Saturday at the Ariake Center. Cynthia Carrion-Norton, president of the Gymnastics Association of […].....»»

Source: Tempo TempoCategory: NewsJul 22nd, 2021Related News

Ramirez: PH Olympic dream on brink of reality

TOKYO – Philippine Sports Commission chairman William “Butch” Ramirez and Chief of Staff Marc Velasco arrived here on Thursday and expressed their readiness to cheer the country’s 19 Filipino athletes when they head to battle in the Summer Olympic Games. Ramirez, who owns the distinction as the only chairman since the PSC’s establishment in 1990 […].....»»

Source: Tempo TempoCategory: NewsJul 22nd, 2021Related News

Puregold Channel scores major hit with ‘GVBoys’

Laughter is indeed the best medicine and Puregold Channel proved this recently with the landslide success of “GVBoys” – its first-ever digital series. Directed by veteran TV and film director Don Cuaresma as written by Sherwin Buenvenida and Joaquin Acosta, “GVBoys” is a laugh-a-minute online comedy series that stars Jerome Ponce, Dave Bornea, and Nikko […].....»»

Source: Tempo TempoCategory: NewsJul 22nd, 2021Related News

Eala caps glorious week in Milan with singles crown

By KRISTEL SATUMBAGA Teen sensation Alex Eala highlighted a wondrous week in Milan by winning the JA Milan 2021 Tennis Tour girls crown over the weekend. Still on cloud nine after winning the girls’ doubles title victory with American partner Madison Sieg, the top-seeded Eala did not waste time in routing Czech Republic’s Nikola Batunkova, […].....»»

Source: Tempo TempoCategory: NewsJul 19th, 2021Related News

‘Ikaw At Ako At Ang Ending,’ something new for KimJe

By NEIL RAMOS Fresh from their successful team up in “Ang Babaeng Walang Pakiramdam,” real-life sweethearts Kim Molina and Jerald Napoles otherwise known as #KimJe, team up for their second movie this year titled “Ikaw At Ako At Ang Ending.” This time, Kim and Jerald collaborate with hit movie maker Irene Emma Villamor. Note some […].....»»

Source: Tempo TempoCategory: NewsJul 19th, 2021Related News

Lovi Poe, Rhen Escaño fight over Joem Bascon in ‘The Other Wife’

By NEIL RAMOS Lovi Poe said she accepted her role in “The Other Wife” deeming the whole vehicle “different,” “unique.” Same with Rhen Escaño, who actually believes it is something never done before. “Wala ako matandaan personally na ganitong kind of film, or at least yung treatment namin, shown locally,” she maintained. Joem Bascon, thought […].....»»

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Ando raising bar as Hidilyn’s heir apparent

By TITO S. TALAO TOKYO — Let it not be said that Cebuana Elreen Ando never lifted a finger to gain entry to the Olympic Games which starts on July 23, Friday. The 22-year-old did, raising enough iron to win the bronze medal in the 2020 World Weightlifting Championships in Rome. She then earned two […].....»»

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A father’s dream fulfilled for taekwondo’s Barbosa

By TITO S. TALAO TOKYO – Given his own way, taekwondo jin Kurt Bryan Barbosa of Bangued, Abra would probably be draining three-point shots today and then whooping, instead of delivering Olympic-qualifying double roundhouse kicks — and then, well, whooping. But then that was what his father, a stern-minded police officer in their town, wanted […].....»»

Source: Tempo TempoCategory: NewsJul 19th, 2021Related News

PH athletes: Calm before the storm

By KRISTEL SATUMBAGA Filipino athletes in Tokyo are already feeling the Olympic vibe at the Games Village with only four days left before the grandest stage in sports officially opens. Weightlifter Hidilyn Diaz, who arrived from her training camp in Malaysia over the weekend, posted a photo of the PH team room balcony emblazoned with […].....»»

Source: Tempo TempoCategory: NewsJul 19th, 2021Related News

Tempo 18 July 2021, Sunday issue

Tempo 18 July 2021, Sunday issue.....»»

Source: Tempo TempoCategory: NewsJul 18th, 2021Related News

Gumabao, Valdez, Santiago sisters shine in PVL opener

By KRISTEL SATUMBAGA Creamline started its title campaign in the Premier Volleyball League Open Conference with a 25-18, 25-20, 25-27, 25-18 victory over the Sta Lucia Lady Realtors Saturday night at the PVC Socio-Cultural Civic Center in Bacarra, Ilocos Norte. The Cool Smashers once again drew strength from hard-hitting Michele Gumabao and Alyssa Valdez in […].....»»

Source: Tempo TempoCategory: NewsJul 18th, 2021Related News

PBA fans furious over confusion on TV coverage

By JONAS TERRADO PBA fans were up in arms over confusion with the broadcast of Philippine Cup doubleheader on Saturday. Complaints were rampant and harsh on social media after TNT’s 86-79 victory over Terrafirma and Magnolia’s 80-73 win against Phoenix Super LPG at the Ynares Sports Arena in Pasig City was only seen on PBA […].....»»

Source: Tempo TempoCategory: NewsJul 18th, 2021Related News

First coronavirus case hits Tokyo Olympics Village

TOKYO (AFP) – Tokyo Olympics organiZers revealed the first Covid-19 case in the Games Village on Saturday as they sought to reassure competitors that the pandemic-delayed event would be safe. Six days before the opening ceremony, organiZers said an unnamed person had tested positive for coronavirus in the Village, where thousands of athletes and officials […].....»»

Source: Tempo TempoCategory: NewsJul 17th, 2021Related News

New ROS coach out to build a culture of excellence

By JEREMIAH SEVILLA Chris Gavina was wearing a quite unique face mask in his head coaching debut for Rain or Shine in the 2021 PBA Philippine Cup on Friday. Gavina donned a black face mask with the word “culture” spelled in capital letters and printed in white during the Elasto Painters’ gritty 83-82 victory over […].....»»

Source: Tempo TempoCategory: NewsJul 17th, 2021Related News

NBA FINALS: Game 5 is all will and grit for Suns coach

PHOENIX (AFP) – Upstart rivals Milwaukee and Phoenix battle in Saturday’s fifth game of the NBA Finals but only one title-hungry team will emerge on the brink of a historic championship. With the best-of-seven series level at 2-2, the Bucks are halfway to their first crown in 50 years while the Suns haven’t won a […].....»»

Source: Tempo TempoCategory: NewsJul 17th, 2021Related News

Marcial, 4 other PH bets arrive in Tokyo

By KRISTEL SATUMBAGA  Five athletes from boxing and rowing were among the first from the Philippine contingent to arrive in Tokyo, Japan Saturday for the Tokyo Olympics set to officially fire off July 23. Boxers Nesthy Petecio, Carlo Paalam and Irish Magno, along with their coaches arrived from their training camp in Thailand while Eumir […].....»»

Source: Tempo TempoCategory: NewsJul 17th, 2021Related News

Pagadian cruises to 3rd straight win in Chooks Mindanao leg

PAGADIAN, ZAMBOANGA DEL SUR – Home team Pagadian rolled to its third-straight win at the expense of Kapatagan, 95-67, in the 2021 Chooks-to-Go Pilipinas VisMin Super Cup Saturday at the City Gymnasium here. The Explorers banked on a balanced offensive with seven players scoring at least seven points led by Rich Guinitaran’s 16 points on […].....»»

Source: Tempo TempoCategory: NewsJul 17th, 2021Related News