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INCHEON, South Korea—Days after setting an Asian record in the 100 meters, Qatar’s Femi Ogunode powered to victory in the Asian Games 200 on Wednesday. Next on his list: The best sprinters in the world. “One hundred meters, 200 meters, I can take on anyone,” the Nigerian-born Ogunode said, singling...

Next: Rio Games                    

INCHEON, South Korea—Now Incheon, tomorrow Rio! Daniel Caluag, winner of the country’s first gold medal in cycling’s BMX at the 17th Asian Games, is looking forward big time. His goal? Achieve in the 2016 Rio de Janeiro Olympics what he failed to accomplish in the London 2012...

Jin settles for bronze

INCHEON, South Korea—The Philippines went down to only two more chances at a taekwondo gold medal in the 17th Asian Games after Benjamin Keith Sembrano settled for a bronze and Jane Rafaelle Narra was booted out in her first fight on Thursday. Despite being slightly...

Lhuillier happy with Blu Girls’ 4th-place finish

INCHEON, South Korea—The Blu Girls may have missed the podium at the 17th Asian Games, but their fourth-place performance earned them softball John Henri Lhuillier’s nod to continue the program. That meant Lhuillier, president of the Amateur Softball Association of the Philippines, will keep the...

Suarez nears gold medal

INCHEON, South Korea—Charly Suarez moved closer to fulfilling his dream—and, more important, the Filipinos’ clamor for a second gold medal at the 17th Asian Games—after disposing of a pesky foe from Jordan in men’s lightweight semifinals of boxing on Thursday at the Seonhak Gymnasium. Suarez, the most...

Title chasers

FOR the first time since 1992, there will be neither Ateneo nor La Salle in the finals of the University Athletic Association of the Philippines (UAAP) men’s basketball. National University (NU) and Far Eastern University (FEU) this time will take the limelight of the...

Caluag ends country’s drought, bags 1st gold

INCHEON, South Korea—The Philippines finally hit gold three days before the 17th Asian Games come to a close in this bustling port city close to the capital Seoul, where the mint became as scarce as ever in the quadrennial sports gathering among the continent’s...

BMX rider hits gold

INCHEON, South Korea—Team Philippines is going home with at least one gold medal, thanks to a world-class BMX cyclist who preferred to train in seclusion and surprise an unsuspecting opposition that was reduced to eating his dust at the Ganghwa Track. Daniel Patrick Caluag...

Gilas 5 ends Asiad campaign with ‘W’

INCHEON, South Korea—The bleeding stopped and the victory finally came. The Philippines closed out its 17th Asian Games men’s basketball campaign with a seventh-place finish in an original field of 16 nations following a pride-saving 84-68 rout of Mongolia on Wednesday. There were less Filipino fans at...

Big guns top track events

INCHEON, South Korea—The big guns of athletics bullied their way past Filipinos with Olympian Henry Dagmil finishing 11th in long jump, Jesson Ramil Cid salvaging a decent finish in decathlon and Eric Shauwn Cray hoping to pull off a surprise in the men’s 400...

Filipino boxers continue country’s search for more golds

INCHEON, South Korea—The quest for more gold medals for a relieved Team Philippines resumes with four boxers climbing the ring on Thursday with hopes of making the finals of their respective divisions in the 17th Asian Games. Wednesday was rest day for boxing, giving all protagonists in the...

Blu Girls lose to Chinese

INCHEON, South Korea—The Blu Girls wound up with a modest but fighting fourth-place finish in the 17th Asian Games by limiting powerhouse China to a 0-3 victory in the page system semifinals of softball on Wednesday. The Filipinas made sure they weren’t routed this time...
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