This is a busy Philippine Sportswriters Association (PSA) forum on Tuesday, May 11 as issues regarding rowing, boxing and the upcoming new season of the Maharlika Pilipinas Basketball League (MPBL) will be discussed in the virtual public sports program.
MPBL Commissioner Kenneth Duremdes will speak on the league’s ongoing preparations for its next season to kick off on June 12, while Philippine Rowing Association (PRA) President Patrick Gregorio will be with paddler Cris Nievarez, who just became the last Filipino to clinch a spot at the Tokyo Olympics.
To cap off a busy session presented by San Miguel Corporation (SMC), MILO, Amelie Hotel Manila, Braska Restaurant and the Philippine Amusement and Gaming Corporation (PAGCOR) is the Association of Boxing Alliances in the Philippines (ABAP) headed by the Secretary General Ed Picson who will discuss the national team campaign at the ASBC Asian Men’s and Women’s Boxing Championships in Dubai.
Powered by Smart and Upstream Media as an official webcasting partner, the Weekly Forum is streamed live via the PSA Facebook page and also shared through the Radyo Pilipinas 2 Facebook page.
3 more gold medals for De los Santos
World No.1 James De los Santos continued his momentum by pocketing three gold medals in five days to bring his collection to 18 this year in E-Kata tournaments.
De los Santos, 30, led the third stage of the Budva Winner-Adria Cup on May 5, and four days after having dominated the first edition of the Euro Grand Prix and the fourth stage of the Katana Inter-Continental League .
Overall, the former national team member now has a total of 54 gold medals won since joining online dating in April 2020, when face-to-face events here and at the foreigners have been banned due to the COVID-19 pandemic.
McIlroy stops PGA title drought
WASHINGTON (AFP) – Rory McIlroy snapped off an 18-month win with the US PGA on Sunday, overcoming a tense last hole dilemma to win his third Wells Fargo Championship in one fell swoop.
The 32-year-old Northern Ireland defied the windy conditions to win his 19th career American PGA title, shooting a par 68 from three under the final to complete 72 holes at Quail Hollow in Charlotte, North Carolina, with a score of 10 under 274.
It was McIlroy’s first victory since the WGC Champions HSBC in Shanghai in November 2019 and it comes with the start of the second major tournament of the year, the PGA Championship, looming on May 20.
Sports Summit: Law and Sport with Agra
Sports legislation in the Philippines takes center stage at the 13th session of the National Sports Summit 2021 with the President of the Pilipinas Obstacle Sports Federation (POSF) and the Chairman of the Board of Directors of the Philippine Recovery Authority, Atty. Alberto C. Agra this Wednesday.
The sporting leader and decorated lawyer, who also heads the Asia-Pacific Obstacle Sports Federation and is chairman of the board of the Philippine Recovery Authority, puts law and sport at the center of attention as national online sports forums open their fourth round.
“The sphere of sports legislation in our country is an indispensable area of discussion and sports educators, athletes, coaches and local administrations should play an active role. We are more than privileged to have the head of POSF and the chairman of the board of PRA himself to guide us, ”said William Ramirez, chairman of the Philippine Sports Commission.
Zverev triumphs at the Madrid Open
MADRID (AFP) – Alexander Zverev recovered from a set to beat Matteo Berrettini 6-7 (8/10), 6-4, 6-3 and win the Madrid Open for the second time on Sunday by winning a fourth title in Masters 1000.
The fifth seed from Germany recorded his third consecutive top 10 victory this week, after knocking out five-time Madrid champion Rafael Nadal and Dominic Thiem to reach the final.