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Philippines’ Kong Te Yang is the oldest athlete competing in 2018 Asian Games

By Pauline Verzosa/CNN Philippines – At 85 years old, Filipino Kong Te Yang is the oldest athlete competing in the 2018 Asian Games in Indonesia. Born in 1933, Yang stands as the oldest competitor among more than 11,500 athletes in the quadrennial showpiece. Yang leads the Philippine bridge team in Read more »

Cayetano says Philippines plans to bid for 2030 Asian Games

By Camille B. Naredo/ABS-CBN News – Foreign Affairs Secretary Alan Peter Cayetano on Sunday revealed that the Philippines intends to bid for hosting rights for the 2030 Asian Games, even as the country is still preparing for the Southeast Asian Games (SEA) next year. “Maybe you should be the first Read more »

Manny Pacquiao KO’s Luccas Matthysse in 7th round to claim WBA welterweight title

By Dan Rafael/ESPN.com – Questions abounded about what Manny Pacquiao had left. After all, the Filipino legend, winner of world titles in a boxing-record eight weight divisions and one of the greatest fighters in history, is 39 now and has been a professional fighter for 23 years. He was also Read more »

Philippines basketballer Troy Rike gets cash reward for protecting Boomer Chris Goulding during brawl

via abc.net.au – As players wait on the outcome of a FIBA investigation into a brawl during a World Cup qualifier in the Philippines on Monday night, one player has received a cash reward for protecting Boomer Chris Goulding. According to Philippines media, Troy Rike received a commendation and a Read more »

Brawl Mars FIBA Qualifier Between the Philippines and Australia

By Benjamin Hoffman/nytimes.com – It was not quite “The Malice at the Palace,” but a brawl at a FIBA World Cup qualifier game on Monday was one of the crazier scenes in recent basketball history, with haymaker punches and folding chairs thrown, wild kicks attempted, and 13 players eventually being Read more »

Manny Pacquiao v Lucas Matthysse: Filipino’s career ‘not over’

via bbc.com – Former world champion Manny Pacquiao says his fight with Lucas Matthysse will not be his last, and he wants to prove his career “is not yet over”. Pacquiao, 39, faces the 35-year-old WBA world welterweight title holder in Kuala Lumpur on Sunday, 15 July. And the Filipino Read more »