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Day loses top ranking

Day loses top ranking

PINOZ Jason Day relinquished golf’s world No 1 ranking – just short of one year at the top – to America’s Dustin Johnson at the 2017 Genesis Open in California in February 2017. Day’s grip on the top spot had been slipping going in to the Genesis Open because he has battled injuries which forced […]

Ian’s arrow finds gold

PINOZ archer Ian Asidera wore the Aussie jersey at the 2016 Oceania Archery Games and won for Australia three gold medals and one silver. It’s a feat for someone who took archery originally as a hobby. But the competitive spirit soon drew Ian to become one of a few Filipino-Australians doing well in sports. By […]

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End of the road, Jack

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End of the road, Jack

THE man boxing aficionados called ‘The Assassin’ and who rose from the bottom of the pit to the top of his game is retiring.  Queensland-based International Boxing Organisation (IBO) world super-featherweight champion Jack Asis has announced his retirement from professional boxing. “This decision was not an easy one,” pinoz Asis said. “But in my heart […]

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Blest be Benedictos

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Blest be Benedictos

DENNIS Benedictos is an ideas man who knows how to do the hard organisational work to put his thoughts into action for the benefit of the Australian and Philippine sporting communities. By GLORIA ROSS in Canberra ACT ____________________ Benedictos is well organised, articulate and he possesses the great respect of players and fellow organisers. The man […]

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Bid for a second title

STEPPING up to lightweight division may be Jack Asis’ next move. Or as Asis’ trainer-manager Brendon Smith puts it: “We’re giving it serious consideration.” It will mean a bid by the IBO (World Boxing Organisation) super-featherweight champion to capture a second world title. And if Asis makes the move to lightweight he could return to the […]

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Oz thunders home, 12-5

AUSTRALIA’s Thunder Downunder outclassed South Africa, 12-5, at the 2016 World Baseball Classic Qualifier on Valentine’s Day, Sunday, February 14, to book a spot in the world Major League Baseball international tournament in 2017. Australia heads back to Major League Baseball’s international tournament after leaving winless at the event three years ago. The “Thunder Downunder” will take […]

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Conlan’s homer not enough

TEAM Philippines’ Brady Conlan blasted the first over-the-fence home run of the 2016 World Baseball Classic Qualifier tournament in the fourth inning but it wasn’t enough as New Zealand pulled off a rout to eliminate the underdogs, 17-7, on Friday, February 12. By JAIME K PIMENTEL ____________________ Conlan’s two-run shot tied the game up, 4-4, […]

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Pinoys go down game-one

OVERCOMING an early deficit and a slow start in its first game of the World Baseball Classic Qualifier, Team Australia took down Team Philippines, 11-1, in seven innings on Thursday night at Blue Sox Stadium in Blacktown’s International Sportspark. Aussie shortstop and Minnesota Twins minor leaguer James Beresford led the offensive charge with four hits in […]

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Torn between two lovers

AUSTRALIA’S Filipino community families could find themselves “torn apart” when the Philippine national baseball team steps up to the plate against Australia at 7:30pm on Thursday, February 11, for the opening day of the 2016 World Baseball Classic (WBC) Qualifier at Blacktown International Sportspark’s Blue Sox Stadium. By JAIME K PIMENTEL ___________________ Households will understandably […]

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Bravehearts’ Brandt clinic

MORE than 100 young hoopsters took part in a basketball clinic organised by Bravehearts basketball club at Rooty Hill Leisure Centre on Monday, February 8, 2016. By JAIME K PIMENTEL ___________________ The clinic on basketball fundamentals such as dribbling and shooting was run by National Basketball League’s Sydney Kings power-forward Angus Brandt. Bravehearts’ head coaches […]

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