PHL routs Japan

AFTER that loss against Chinese Taipei, a lot of questions were raised against the Philippines. Last night, Gilas Pilipinas answered them all, showing tremendous defense and tenacity in offence in routing Japan, 90-71, in the second round of eliminations in the Fiba Asia Men’s championships.

The Philippines is now 2-1 in Group E—where the top three teams of Groups A and B are pooled—trailing Qatar (3-0) and Chinese Taipei (3-0), which won earlier. (READ MORE)

1,700 seeds planted at La Mesa Watershed

IN A bid to promote environmental awareness, protection and sustainability, Ayala-led Manila Water has linked arms with the Department of Environment and Natural Resources-National Capital Region (DENR) and the La Mesa Watershed Multi-Sectoral Management Council (LMWMMC) to rehabilitate portions of the La Mesa Watershed in Quezon City. Manila Water headed by its Operations Group Director

Cobra Ironman’s new king

ALL he wanted was a romantic getaway in a tropical island, but two-time Olympian Courtney Atkinson ended up beating fellow Australians to rule the pro men’s division of the Cobra Energy Drink 70.3 Ironman Philippines yesterday at the Shangri-La Mactan Resort and Spa in Lapu-Lapu City.

Atkinson, a veteran of the 2008 and 2012 Olympics who has seven International Triathlon Union titles, finished the 1.9-kilometer swim, 90-kilometer bike and 21-kilometer run in 3:58:07. He was more than a minute ahead of three-time champion Pete Jacobs (3:59:09), who settled for second despite slashing some seven minutes from his time last year. David Dellow was third in 4:02:22, while two-time world champion Chris McCormack was fourth in 4:02:22. Brent McMahon got fifth place in 4:04:05. READ MORE