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Converge launches PBA’s newest team FiberXers

By Raymond Carl Dela Cruz  NEW PBA FRANCHISE. Fiber broadband provider Converge launches the newest franchise, FiberXers, in the Philippine Basketball Association at the EDSA Shangri-La on Tuesday (April 5, 2022). Converge recently acquired the retired Alaska Aces. (PNA photo by Raymond Carl Dela Cruz) MANILA – Fiber broadband provider Converge on Tuesday launched the newest franchise in … Continue reading

Philippines / Sports

PATAFA endorses EJ Obiena for SEA Games as mediation ends

By Ivan Stewart Saldajeno  World-ranked Filipino pole vaulter Ernest John “EJ” Obiena (Photo from EJ’s FB page) MANILA – The Philippine Athletics Track and Field Association (PATAFA) and world-ranked pole vaulter Ernest John “EJ” Obiena have finally settled their misunderstandings as Philippine Sports Commission (PSC) chairperson Butch Ramirez succeeded in reconciling the two parties through the mediation … Continue reading

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Matching donations for sport, recreation programs

News ReleaseMatching donations for sport, recreation programs Alberta’s government is matching up to $350,000 in donations to eligible provincial sport, physical activity and recreation programs beginning April 1.  This donation-matching campaign is part of Creative Partnerships Alberta, an initiative to find new ways to support non-profits. It will leverage private donations to help boost revenue for … Continue reading

FC Edmonton acquires trio from Halifax Wanderers FC
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FC Edmonton acquires trio from Halifax Wanderers FC

News ReleaseFC Edmonton acquires trio from Halifax Wanderers FC Edmonton  — FC Edmonton has confirmed they have acquired fullbacks Ousman Mahese and Wesley Timoteo as well as winger CJ Smith on loan from the Canadian Premier League’s Halifax Wanderers FC, today. Mahese, 19, played this past season with the NAIT Ooks (Alberta Colleges Athletic Conference), where he primarily played forward.In six … Continue reading

FC Edmonton signs forward Marcus Simmons
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FC Edmonton signs forward Marcus Simmons

News Release FC Edmonton signs forward Marcus Simmons Edmonton, AB – FC Edmonton has signed forward Marcus Simmons for the 2022 season. The 21-year-old Edmonton product is a former member of FC Edmonton Academy.Last year, Simmons played nine games (five starts) with the University of York Lions, scoring one goal and recorded 11 shots on goal.Simmons played … Continue reading

FC Edmonton signs 2022 CPL-U SPORTS Draft first round pick Kairo Coore
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FC Edmonton signs 2022 CPL-U SPORTS Draft first round pick Kairo Coore

News Release FC Edmonton signs 2022 CPL-U SPORTS Draft first round pick Kairo Coore Edmonton, AB– FC Edmonton has signed forward Kairo Coore to a CPL-U Sports contract for the 2022 Canadian Premier League season. Coore was selected in the first round (second overall) in the 2022 CPL U Sports draft in January. The 20-year-old player finished his … Continue reading

Philippines / Sports

Solon wants to defund PATAFA after Obiena’s non-inclusion in WIC

By Filane Mikee Cervantes  Pole vault Ernest John “EJ” Obiena (Photo from EJ’s Facebook page) MANILA – A party-list lawmaker on Monday called on the Philippine Sports Commission (PSC) to defund the Philippine Athletics Track and Field Association (PATAFA) after its non-endorsement of pole vaulter Ernest John “EJ” Obiena for the World Indoor Championships (WIC) in Serbia. … Continue reading

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Senator Go rues wasted chance of not having Obiena in pole vault worlds

By Ivan Stewart Saldajeno  Pole vault star Ernest John “EJ” Obiena (Photo from EJ Facebook page) MANILA – Senator Christopher “Bong” Go on Sunday expressed his disappointment after Ernest John “EJ” Obiena confirmed the night before that he will not be in the World Indoor Championships next week in Belgrade. His absence means Obiena, the world No. 5 … Continue reading

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IOC EB recommends no participation of Russian and Belarusian athletes and officials

NEWS RELEASE IOC EB recommends no participation of Russian and Belarusian athletes and officials The Executive Board (EB) of the International Olympic Committee (IOC) discussed again today the dilemma the Olympic Movement is currently facing after the breach of the Olympic Truce by the Russian government and the government of Belarus through its support in … Continue reading