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Basketball mourns for Celtics legend Jo Jo White

Jan 17, 2018 - 1:23 PM

White's daughter says the basketball great died of an illness brought on by dementia

CELTICS LEGEND. Jo Jo White leaves his legacy with the Celtics franchise.

Marcial wanted to win boxing gold to avenge Paalam's controversial loss

Aug 25, 2017 - 3:59 AM

Eumir Marcial was motivated to avenge Carlo Paalam whom he believes was cheated out of a victory against a Malaysian opponent

PAYBACK. Eumir Felix Marcial of the Philippines (R) wanted to avenge the questionable loss of teammate Carlo Paalam to a Malaysian foe by winning the gold medal and knocking out another Malaysian opponent in the semis. Photo by PSC-POC Media

Marcial fights through injured knuckle for SEA Games boxing gold

Aug 24, 2017 - 11:13 PM

Eumir Marcial a southpaw threw all he had into every punch despite suffering from a nagging left knuckle injury

THROUGH PAIN. Eumir Felix Marcial of the Philippines (R) competes against Pathomsak Kuttiya of Thailand and wins gold despite fighting through a left knuckle injury. Photo by PSC-POC Media

Hero's welcome for Indonesian Olympic gold medalists

Aug 24, 2016 - 11:40 AM

They arrived at Jakarta airport to enthusiastic scenes from the waiting crowd before traveling through the capital in an open top double decker bus

Judo gold medalist sets aside MMA to help victims of sexual abuse

Aug 12, 2016 - 2:29 PM

Punching people in the face can wait for US Olympian Kayla Harrison as she looks forward to devoting time to a higher calling

Record-breaking runner from Davao gets offers from UCLA, USC

Apr 11, 2016 - 9:15 PM

Mia Meagey Niñura the first gold medalist of the 2016 Palarong Pambansa has recruitment offers from two US universities

RECRUITMENT OFFERS. Davao Region runner Mia Meagey Niñura receives offers from US universities UCLA and USC. Photo by Roy Secretario/Rappler

Palaro silver, bronze medalists to get incentives for first time

Apr 11, 2016 - 4:32 PM

Silver and bronze medalists this year will get P1 500 and P750 respectively

INCENTIVES. Student-athletes who bag silver and bronze medals will receive cash incentives for the first time at this year's Palarong Pambansa. Photo by Roy Secretario/Rappler

Adopted gymnast blossoms into gold medalist

May 07, 2015 - 3:16 PM

Given up for adoption at birth Palarong Pambansa’s most bemedalled rhythmic gymnast refused to let her past define her future

GRACEFULNESS. Arielle Orella, given up at birth, makes the most of the opportunity presented to her. Photo by Franz Lopez/Rappler

Tour de France champ in hospital after getting hit by a car

Nov 08, 2012 - 11:44 AM

Tour de France champion and Olympic gold medalist Bradley Wiggins was in the hospital on Wednesday November 7 after being hit by a car while riding his bike

ROAD ACCIDENT. British cycling champ Bradley Wiggins was rushed to the hospital after a collision with a car. Screengrab from YouTube.