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New Guinness World Records for planking: 4 hours, 20 mins

New Guinness World Records for planking: 4 hours, 20 mins

There’s new Guinness World Records for holding a plank and it’s from Dana Glowacka, a yoga instructor and a mother who held on for a total of 4 hours and 20 minutes. The previous world record was held by Maria Kalimera, who reportedly clocked 3hrs and 31 minutes. No...

ABA opens 2019 Interschool Tournament

ABA opens 2019 Interschool Tournament

Dubai- Architects Basketball Association (ABA) officially opened the 2019 Interschool Tournament last Friday, June 21 at the Al Ahli Club Gymnasium in Dubai. The tournament format showcases the camaraderie and friendly rivalry of hundreds of Architect players hailing...

Luka Doncic wins NBA Rookie of the Year award

Luka Doncic wins NBA Rookie of the Year award

Luka Doncic of the Dallas Mavericks has won Rookie of the Year at the NBA Awards. The other finalists were Deandre Ayton of Phoenix and Trae Young of Atlanta. The 20-year-old small forward from Slovenia accepted his trophy from RJ Barrett, who went to the New York...

Murray completes comeback with doubles title

Murray completes comeback with doubles title

Andy Murray completed his extraordinary comeback to tennis  when the Scot and his partner, Feliciano Lopez, defeated Joe Salisbury and Rajeev Ram 7-6 (6), 5-7, 10-5 in the Queen's doubles final. The victory marked a second title in one day for Lopez, who was crowned...

‘Don’t blame drivers if races are boring’ – Hamilton

‘Don’t blame drivers if races are boring’ – Hamilton

Lewis Hamilton said Formula One’s rule makers should take the blame for boring races, rather than drivers, after Sunday’s French Grand Prix served up a strong contender for most soporific of the season. “If you say that it’s boring... I totally understand it,” the...

Curry sights Tokyo Olympics 2020 as next goal

Renowned NBA player Stephen Curry announced that he’s now aiming not just to participate at the upcoming 2020 Tokyo Olympics, but to get the gold medal in the biggest sporting festival in the world as a highlight of his career. The three-time NBA champion and Golden...

Pacquiao undergoes intense preps for bout vs. Thurman

Boxing trainer Freddie Roach says Manny Pacquiao is in the  final phase of training for the match with Keith Thurman and is fired up by his opponent's trash talk, Agence France Presse (AFP) reported. Pacquiao arrived in Los Angeles last weekend to work with Roach at...

Vargas quits post as POC boss

Citing “corporate responsibilities and family sentiments” as having played a big role in his decision to do so, Philippine Olympic Committee President Ricky Vargas has called it quits. “After much introspection, I have determined that there would be other sports...

Pacquiao coming to Dubai

DUBAI: It’s final. Sen. Manny Pacquiao will be in Dubai this September for a fun exhibition game with the Maharlika Pilipinas Basketball League (MPBL). This was confirmed to The Filipino Times by MPBL Commissioner Kenneth Duremdes, himself a retired professional...

Sharapova says she has ‘expectation’ on her return

Maria Sharapova said she has “expectations” for herself when she returns from a five-month injury absence in Mallorca, media reported. The five-time Grand Slam champion has not been swinging the tennis racket since withdrawing from the St Petersburg event in January...

It’s a draw: Ceres, Hanoi FC 1-1

MANILA, Philippines – It’s a 1-1 draw between Ceres Negros FC 1-1 and Hanoi FC in the 2019 AFC Cup Zonal semifinals held at the Pana-ad Park and Stadium in Bacolod. The Busmen are currently at a disadvantage as Hanoi leads on away goals thanks to Pape Omar Faye's 67th...

Soccer’s Messi, sports world’s highest paid

NEW YORK, USA – Forbes has released its annual sporting rich list and guess who’s on top? Move over Floyd Mayweather because Lionel Messi has just dethroned you. According to Forbes, Barcelona and Argentina star Messi raked in $127 million in salary and endorsement...

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UAE Pinoys, 3rd top money senders

UAE Pinoys, 3rd top money senders

DUBAI: Overseas Filipino workers (OFW) sent home the third biggest remittances among other expatriates working in the UAE last year. Filipino workers in the UAE sent Dh3.2 billion or around 7.9 percent of the entire remittances from the emirates. This is the third...

LOOK: Cargo vessel capsizes off San Fernando, Cebu

LOOK: Cargo vessel capsizes off San Fernando, Cebu

A cargo vessel capsized off SEDC Port in San Fernando, Cebu at around 4:40 pm, Tuesday, June 25. All of its 12 crew were rescued by the Philippine Coast Guard (PCG)-Central Visayas. Lt. Jr. Grade Michael John Encina, spokesman of the Philippine Coast Guard in Central...

Biggest PH Independence Day celebration in UAE’s history

Biggest PH Independence Day celebration in UAE’s history

DUBAI: For the first time in UAE’s history, two of the country’s top tourist destinations, namely Burj Khalifa, the world’s tallest tower; and Dubai Festival City Mall, displayed a light show on Philippine Independence Day. For the first time as well, major parks in...

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