The Manila Times

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THE Wushu Federation of the Philippines (WFP) will host for the first time the Asian Junior Wushu Championships slated on August 8 to 12 at the Makati Coliseum. WFP Secretary General Julian Camacho said that the Philippines is aiming to win at least seven gold medals in the first major…

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Harden returns to haunt Thunder as Rockets stay alive OKLAHOMA CITY, Oklahoma: James Harden scored 31 points as Houston kept their National Basketball Association (NBA) first-round play-off hopes alive with a 107-100 win over Oklahoma City in game five on Wednesday. Playing against his former Thunder team-mates, Harden drained his…

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The Amateur Boxing Association of the Philippines (ABAP) is sending a six-man team to the Konstantin Korotkov Memorial International Boxing tournament slated on May 14 to 20 in Khabarovsk, Russia. Rogen Ladon (49kgs), Ian Clark Baustista (52kgs), Mario Fernandez (56kgs), Junel Cantancio (60kgs), World Youth champion Eumir Felix Marcial (64kgs)…

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MANNHEIM, Germany: Undefeated challenger and cancer survivor Francesco Pianeta has vowed to shock undisputed world heavyweight champion Wladimir Klitschko when the pair meet on Saturday with the Ukrainian’s four world titles on the line. The 37-year-old Klitschko will defend his World Boxing Association (WBA), World Boxing Organization, Iinternational Boxing Federation…

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Former world champion Dennis Orcollo is all set to defend his crown in the 2012 China Open 9-Ball tournament scheduled on May 12 to 19 in Shanghai, China. Orcollo is coming off an impressive campaign in the United States circuit. He won three titles—2013 Derby City Classic Bigfoot 10-Ball Challenge,…

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THE Wushu Federation of the Philippines (WFP) will host for the first time the Asian Junior Wushu Championships slated on August 8 to 12 at the Makati Coliseum. WFP Secretary General Julian Camacho said that the Philippines is aiming to win at least seven gold medals in the first major…

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YOUNG BRUCES PACE LADIES PGT QUALIFIER Two young sisters trying to gauge their strength in a ladies tournament found themselves on top of the heap in the ICTSI Ladies Philippine Golf Tour Qualifier as Samantha Bruce fired a two-under 70 to wrest a one-stroke lead over Nikki at Canlubang’s South…

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Mexican Juan Manuel “Di-namita” Marquez is either lost in the dark or is just playing his cards right when he decided to turn down a me-gabuck fifth showdown with Filipino Manny Pacquiao for a September 14 date with World Boxing Organization (WBO) welterweight (147 pounds) champion Timothy Bradley Jr. From…

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By Mayvelin U. Caraballo and Catherine S. Valente Reporters Credit rating agency Standard & Poor’s (S&P) on Thursday upgraded the Philippines’ sovereign long-term foreign currency rating from BB+ to BBB+. This is the second investment grade rating the country received this year after the upgrade from Fitch Ratings in March.…