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SPORTS ROUNDUP: Basketball, rowing, boxing at PSA Forum

KENNETH DUREMDES

It’s a loaded Philippine Sportswriters Association (PSA) Forum on Tuesday (May 11) as matters concerning rowing, boxing, and the coming new season of the Maharlika Pilipinas Basketball League (MPBL) will be discussed in the virtual public sports program.

MPBL Commissioner Kenneth Duremdes is going to talk about preparations being done by the league about its forthcoming season tentatively to fire off on June 12, while Philippine Rowing Association (PRA) President Patrick Gregorio will be with paddler Cris Nievarez, who is fresh from becoming the latest Filipino to clinch a berth in the Tokyo Olympics.

Capping 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) led by Secretary-General Ed Picson who will be discussing about the national team’s campaign in the ASBC Asian Men’s and Women’s Boxing Championships in Dubai.

Powered by Smart and Upstream Media as the official webcast partner, the weekly Forum is livestreamed via the PSA Facebook page and also shared by Radyo Pilipinas 2 Facebook page.

3 more gold medals for De los Santos

World No. 1 James De los Santos continued his winning ways as he pocketed three gold medals in a span of five days to raise his collection to 18 this year in the E-Kata tournaments.

The 30-year-old De los Santos ruled the third leg of the Budva Winner-Adria Cup last May 5, and four days after topped the first edition of the Euro Grand Prix and the fourth leg of the Katana Inter-Continental League.

Overall, the former national team member now has a total of 54 gold medals won since he joined the online meets last April 2020 when face-to-face events here and abroad were prohibited because of the COVID-19 pandemic.

McIlroy snaps PGA title drought

 WASHINGTON (AFP) – Rory McIlroy snapped an 18-month US PGA victory drought on Sunday, overcoming a tense last-hole dilemma to win his third Wells Fargo Championship by one stroke.

The 32-year-old from Northern Ireland defied windy conditions to win his 19th career US PGA title, firing a final-round three-under par 68 to finish 72 holes at Quail Hollow in Charlotte, North Carolina, on 10-under 274.

It was the first victory by McIlroy since the WGC HSBC Champions at Shanghai in November 2019 and it comes with the start of the year’s second major tournament, the PGA Championship, looming on May 20.

Sports Summit: Law and Sports with Agra

Sports legislation in the Philippines takes center stage in the National Sports Summit 2021’s 13th session with Pilipinas Obstacle Sports Federation (POSF) President and Philippine Reclamation Authority Chairman of the Governing Board Atty. Alberto C. Agra this Wednesday.

The sports leader and decorated lawyer, who also heads the Obstacle Sports Federation Asia Pacific and serves as the Chairman of the Governing Board of the Philippine Reclamation Authority, puts law and sports into focus as the nationwide online sports-fora opens its fourth batch.

 “The sphere of sports legislation in our country is a much-needed area of discussion and sports educators, athletes, coaches, and local government units should take an active role on. We are beyond privileged to have the POSF leader and PRA chair of the governing board himself to guide us through,” expressed Philippine Sports Commission Chairman William Ramirez.

Zverev triumphs at Madrid Open

MADRID (AFP) ‒ Alexander Zverev recovered from a set down to defeat Matteo Berrettini 6-7 (8/10), 6-4, 6-3 and win the Madrid Open for a second time Sunday as he clinched a fourth Masters 1000 title.

The German fifth seed recorded his third consecutive top-10 victory this week, having eliminated five-time Madrid champion Rafael Nadal and Dominic Thiem to reach the final.

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