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Not over for players who missed cut for volleyball pool

MANILA, Philippines — The 20-something volleyball stars who failed to join the Philippine team tryouts in Subic last month can still join the Nationals' training pool. This was the announcement of the Philippine National Volleyball Federation (PNVF) on Wednesday following the release of the 16-woman training pool. READ: 16-member women’s …

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Surfer Tokong also looking to catch Tokyo Olympic bus

MANILA, Philippines – Surfing would try to duplicate what rowing did when the latter claimed a Tokyo Olympics berth when nobody expected it. And John Mark Tokong is standing at the forefront of the country’s campaign when the six-member squad plunges into action in the World Surf Games set from …

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Iriga Oragons reinforced by US National Master Justus Williams

MANILA, Philippines — The Iriga Oragons of the Professional Chess Association of the Philippines (PCAP) have turned to American National Master and Fide Master Justus Williams to spearhead their Wesley So Cup campaign. Williams, who hails from the Bronx in New York is the youngest African-American to win the title …

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Iranian Grandmaster beefs up Toledo PCAP team

MANILA, Philippines — Iranian Grandmaster Amir Bagheri will reinforce the Toledo Trojans in the upcoming Wesley So Cup that begins on May 15. Bagheri is the second Iranian to attain the GM title and competed for his country’s national team in the Chess Olympiads of 1998, 2000 and 2008. The …

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VisMin Super Cup Mindanao leg allowed to resume

MANILA, Philippines – The Games and Amusements Board (GAB) has given a go-signal for the staging of the previously suspended Chooks-to-Go Pilipinas VisMin Super Cup Mindanao leg starting on May 30. The host city, which was initially Dipolog in Zamboanga Del Norte, will be announced by the league this week. …

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Thirdy Ravena seen as NeoPhoenix franchise player

MANILA, Philippines – San-en aims to build its franchise around Thirdy Ravena in a bid to contend for the Japan B. League championship soon after signing the Filipino import to a multiple-year contract extension. The NeoPhoenix management said they have “high expectations” for Ravena in ushering a new basketball culture …

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