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Police search for missing Asian Games athletes in Korea

Oct 08, 2014 - 10:07 PM

The seven include three from Nepal two from Sri Lanka and one each from Bangladesh and Palestine

Fireworks light up the sky at the closing ceremony of the 2014 Asiad. File photo by Pornchai Kittiwongsakul/AFP

North, South Korea show unity as Asian Games close

Oct 04, 2014 - 8:55 PM

Top leaders of North and South Korea made a rare show of unity as the Incheon Asian Games closed in celebratory mood

ALL OF THE LIGHTS. Fireworks light up the sky at the closing ceremony of the 2014 Asiad. Photo by Pornchai Kittiwongsakul/AFP

North Korea seeks sporting boost after standout Asiad

Oct 04, 2014 - 5:20 PM

North Korea finished with 11 gold medals their best Asian Games performance since 1990 in Beijing

NORTH VS SOUTH. North Korean defender Jang Song-hyok contests a ball against South's forward Lee Jong-Ho. South won on a late score to take the gold. Photo by Prakash Singh/AFP

South Korea defeats Iran to win Asian Games basketball gold

Oct 03, 2014 - 9:31 PM

South Korean wins their fourth Asian Games basketball title and their first since stunning Yao Ming s China at the 2002 Asian Games in Busan

HOOPS CHAMPS. TJ Moon of South Korea puts up a shot over Iran's Asghar Kardoustpoustinsaraei. Photo by Yonhap/AFP

Kazakhs lords of the Asian Games ring with six golds

Oct 03, 2014 - 7:46 PM

South Korea grabbed two early boxing golds before Kazakhstan topped their gold tally and Mongolia grabbed its first ever boxing gold

Kazakhstan's Adilbek Niyazymbetov celebrates after winning the light heavyweight gold at the Asian Games. Photo by Indranil Mukherjee/AFP

Asiad gold medalist Caluag to get more rewards, recognition

Oct 03, 2014 - 7:26 PM

Gold medalist Daniel Caluag is set to receive more cash incentives for his performance at the 2014 Asian Games

THE AIR UP THERE. Daniel Caluag, seen during the 2012 Summer Olympics, brought home the first gold for the Philippines at the 17th Asiad. Photo by Odd Anderson/AFP

Indian boxer Devi apologizes for Asian Games medal snub

Oct 03, 2014 - 5:09 PM

Indian boxer Sarita Devi has made an unconditional apology for her refusal to accept her Asian Games bronze medal in protest at judging decisions AIBA says

Sarita Devi refuses her bronze medal on the podium. File photo by Indranil Mukherjee/AFP

Charly Suarez drops decision to Mongolian, settles for Asiad silver

Oct 03, 2014 - 3:39 PM

Charly Suarez settled for silver after losing a split decision to his Mongolian opponent as the Philippines fails to win boxing gold for the first time since 2002

RUNNER-UP. Charly Suarez of the Philippines lands a left jab on his Mongolian opponent. Photo by Indranil Mukherjee/AFP

PH boxing head infuriated by 'hometown decisions' at Asian Games

Oct 03, 2014 - 4:06 AM

ABAP president Ricky Vargas slammed hometown decisions at the Asian Games after three of his team s fighters lost debatable verdicts in the semifinals

Mark Anthony Barriga, seen during an Asian Games preliminary match against a Japanese foe, lost a highly debated decision to a hometown fighter in the semifinals. File photo by Bay Ismoyo/AFP

South Korea tops North Korea in Asian Games football cliff-hanger

Oct 03, 2014 - 12:06 AM

Hosts South Korea overcame North Korea 1 0 with virtually the last kick of extra time to win a cliff hanging Asian Games men s football final in a matchup of nations technically at war

FOOTBALL WAR. South Korea celebrates after winning the 2014 Asian Games football final over North Korea. Photo by Prakash Singh/AFP

Charly Suarez emerges as lone PH boxing gold hope at Asian Games

Oct 02, 2014 - 6:48 PM

Lightweight Charly Suarez will be the lone Filipino to compete for boxing gold after his 3 teammates dropped decisions in the semifinals

Charly Suarez (R) lands a right jab on Jordan's Alkasbeh Obada Mohammad Mustafa during the semifinals. Photo by Indranil Mukherjee/AFP

Organizers urge boxing 'fair play' at Asian Games

Oct 02, 2014 - 2:21 PM

Asian Games organizers urged boxing s world body to ensure fair play after an Indian fighter tearfully refused her bronze medal in a row over judging

Sarita Devi refuses her bronze medal on the podium. Photo by Indranil Mukherjee/AFP

Boxer snubs bronze, places medal on opponent after controversial Asiad loss

Oct 02, 2014 - 5:56 AM

I said This is for you and all Korea because you only deserve a bronze Indian boxer Sarita Devi told her Korean foe after losing a controversial decision

Sarita Devi of India celebrates her victory during the Asian Women Boxing Championship in September of 2008. She lost a controversial decision in the 2014 Asian Games semifinals to home country fighter Park Ji-Na. Photo by EPA/STR

Iran to face South Korea in Asian Games basketball final

Oct 01, 2014 - 11:35 PM

Iran overcame a near scare against Kazakhstan while South Korea handled Japan to advance to the Asian Games basketball final

South Korea and Iran will meet in a basketball final between the consensus two best teams from Asia. File photos from AFP

PH runner Cray finishes sixth in Asian Games 400m hurdles

Oct 01, 2014 - 10:31 PM

Incorrect race tactics cost Eric Cray in the 400m hurdles finals after he set a new Philippine record in the previous round

Eric Cray of the Philippines fell short of the Philippines first medal in track and field in 20 years. File photo by Yuri Kadobnov/AFP

Gilas closes chapter with victory over Mongolia at Asiad

Oct 01, 2014 - 4:26 PM

Gilas Pilipinas closed a chapter in its basketball history with a victory over Mongolia to finish seventh place in the Asian Games tournament

Gilas Pilipinas closed the Asian Games with a seventh place finish. File photo by Josh Albelda

Philippines wins first 2014 Asiad gold as Daniel Caluag tops BMX event

Oct 01, 2014 - 1:23 PM

Fil Am rider Daniel Caluag won all three heats in the BMX event to earn the Philippines its first gold medal at the 2014 Asian Games

THE AIR UP THERE. Daniel Caluag, seen during the 2012 Summer Olympics, brought home the first gold for the Philippines at the 17th Asiad. Photo by Odd Anderson/AFP

North Korea to meet South Korea in Asian Games football final

Oct 01, 2014 - 1:50 AM

North Korea and South Korea two countries which are technical still at war will meet in the Asian Games football championship match

South Korea will meet North Korea in a football finale full of interesting story lines. Photo by Mohamed Messara/EPA

Four PH boxers headed to Asian Games semis after perfect Tuesday

Sep 30, 2014 - 10:17 PM

With the Philippines sputtering in other events at the Asian Games four Filipino boxers are guaranteed at least a bronze medal after a perfect 3 for 3 Tuesday

ON TO THE NEXT. Wilfredo Lopez (L) dumps his Mongolian opponent on the canvas during their semifinal match. Photo by Bay Ismoyo/AFP

Controversial boxing decision at Asian Games sparks scuffles, protest

Sep 30, 2014 - 5:31 PM

Scuffles broke out and Mongolia threatened to withdraw its fighters after a pair of controversial decisions favoring Korean boxers sparked outrage at the Asian Games

Sarita Devi of India celebrates her victory during the Asian Women Boxing Championship in September of 2008. She lost a controversial decision in the 2014 Asian Games semifinals to home country fighter Park Ji-Na. Photo by EPA/STR

PH runner Eric Cray enters 400m hurdles finals at Asiad

Sep 30, 2014 - 5:06 PM

Eric Cray set a new Philippine record to become the first Filipino to reach the 400m hurdles finale at the Asian Games since 1982

Eric Cray of the Philippines competes during the men’s 400 meters hurdles event at the 2013 IAAF World Championships in Moscow. File photo by Yuri Kadobnov/AFP

Malaysian wushu winner fails dope test at Asiad

Sep 30, 2014 - 1:52 PM

Tai was tested after winning the Chinese martial art s women s nanquan and nandao all round event Malaysia s first gold medal of the Games

PED ROW. Tai Cheau Xuen (C) has been expelled for a positive dope test. File photo by AFP

PH boxers Suarez, Lopez defeat Iraqis to advance at Asiad

Sep 29, 2014 - 9:14 PM

Charly Suarez is guaranteed a medal after making it to the lightweight semis while Wilfredo Lopez advanced to the middleweight quarters

HEAVY MEDAL. Charly Suarez (R) is already assured of a medal after qualifying for the Asian Games boxing lightweight semis. File photo from AFP

China defeats Gilas in Asian Games battle for sixth

Sep 29, 2014 - 6:17 PM

Gilas Pilipinas suffered its fourth loss in five games falling to China as it now looks to beat Mongolia for seventh place in the Asian Games basketball tournament

Gilas Pilipinas will now look to win the game for seventh place. File photo by Josh Albelda/Rappler

African athletes have 'unfair' advantage at Asian Games, say runners

Sep 29, 2014 - 4:31 PM

I think it s unfair because they are taller and have a longer stride men s 100 meter silver medalist Su Bingtian says of African born runners

Nigerian-born Femi Ogunode (C) of Qatar crosses the finish line to win the men's 100m final at the 17th Incheon Asian Games. Photo by Valdrin Xhemaj/EPA

Bahrami wants Iran to host FIBA Asia Championship

Sep 29, 2014 - 3:53 PM

FIBA should give the Asian championships to us for sure said Iran s captain Nikkhah Bahrami as his team advances unbeaten to the Asian Games semis

Iran captain Nikkhah Bahrami says his country deserves to host an edition of the FIBA Asia Championship. File photo from FIBA.com

China eliminated from Asian Games basketball contention after Iran loss

Sep 29, 2014 - 5:06 AM

The new look China was eliminated after losing to Iran leaving Japan South Korea Iran and Kazakhstan as the last teams standing

Seven-time Asian Games gold medalists China were eliminated before the medal round. File photo by Kimimasa Mayama/EPA

Gilas-Kazakhstan and why the FIBA quotient is hurting basketball

Sep 28, 2014 - 9:53 PM

In most games intentionally scoring in your own goal and air balling free throws would seem weird In this game it was absolutely essential

Gilas coach Chot Reyes holds his face in his palm as he realizes what his team must do to have a chance at advancing. Screen shot from YouTube

Chot Reyes’ fate rests in management’s hands as Cone lends support

Sep 28, 2014 - 9:01 PM

“If they still want me and still ask me to be the coach I will continue to make that commitment said Reyes as Tim Cone calls him the right guy for the job

Head coach Chot Reyes says he'll continue to coach Gilas Pilipinas if team management wants him to. Photo from FIBA.com

Japan, China into women's basketball Asian Games semis

Sep 28, 2014 - 5:36 PM

Maya Kawahara top scored with 10 points as Japan thrashed India 70 37 to reach the Asian Games women s basketball semi finals

The Japanese women's national basketball team. File photo from Agence France-Presse

Gilas defeats Kazakhstan but drops out of contention

Sep 28, 2014 - 4:30 PM

Gilas Pilipinas will not advance to the Asian Games semis after failing to win by at least 11 points for a superior quotient

File photos from AFP

HIGHLIGHTS: Gilas Pilipinas vs Kazakhstan

Sep 28, 2014 - 1:36 PM

Live blog of the Gilas Pilipinas vs Kazakhstan Asian Games quarterfinal match

Marcus Douthit will play in critical Kazakhstan game

Sep 28, 2014 - 1:12 PM

Naturalized center Marcus Douthit will play against Kazakhstan after being benched by Gilas coach Chot Reyes against South Korea

BACK IN ACTION. Marcus Douthit will play against Kazakhstan after being benched vs South Korea by Chot Reyes. File photo by Josh Albelda

Chot Reyes takes blame for disappointing Asian Games stint

Sep 27, 2014 - 3:57 PM

“The entire responsibility falls on my shoulders I want to apologize to our people ” Chot Reyes told the media after Gilas loss to South Korea

Chot Reyes shouldered the blame for Gilas Pilipinas' shortcomings at the Asiad. File photo by Rappler

Gilas falls to South Korea as Asian Games medal hope fades

Sep 27, 2014 - 3:12 PM

Gilas Pilipinas loses a must win game against South Korea as they face an unceremonious exit from Asian Games contention

June Mar Fajardo of Gilas vies for a rebound. Photo by Bay Ismoyo/AFP

LIVE BLOG: Gilas Pilipinas vs South Korea

Sep 27, 2014 - 11:20 AM

Live updates of the Gilas Pilipinas vs South Korea Asian Games semifinal match

Marcus Douthit deserves better than this

Sep 27, 2014 - 2:38 AM

He can’t be Kuya Marcus when we win and not a true Filipino when we lose

File photo by Josh Albelda

Chot Reyes blasts Marcus Douthit, claims he 'quit' on Gilas

Sep 26, 2014 - 8:56 PM

Gilas Pilipinas coach took Marcus Douthit to task after their shocking defeat to Qatar claiming he quit on the team and inviting him to go home

Gilas suffers shock loss to Qatar at Asian Games

Sep 26, 2014 - 7:39 PM

Gilas Pilipinas suffers a shocking loss to Qatar in their Asian Games quarterfinal match with 2 games still to play

June Mar Fajardo puts up a shot against Qatar. Photo by Ed Jones/AFP

FIBA denies 'religious connotation' to headscarves ban

Sep 26, 2014 - 2:37 AM

FIBA denies that their ban on headscarves is due to religious reasons as they revealed they could begin easing that regulation next year

Qatari players wearing Islamic headscarves especially designed for women sit on the bench during their 2011 Arab Games basketball match against Lebanon in 2011. File photo by Marwan Naamani/AFP

HIGHLIGHTS: Gilas Pilipinas vs Qatar

Sep 26, 2014 - 1:54 AM

Live blog of the Gilas Pilipinas vs Qatar Asian Games quarterfinal match

Gilas to face Qatar, Korea, Kazakhstan as Asian Games quarters begin

Sep 25, 2014 - 9:14 PM

The Philippines resumes its quest for Asian Games gold when it faces Qatar South Korea and Kazakhstan in back to back to back quarterfinal games beginning Friday

Yaseen Musa and Qatar will seek revenge against Marc Pingris and Gilas Pilipinas. File photo by FIBA Asia/Nuki Sabio.

PH boxers march through Asian Games opening round

Sep 25, 2014 - 8:40 PM

Five of the first six boxers from the Philippine team advanced to the next round with victories in the Asian Games boxing tournament

Filipino boxer Charly Suarez lands a left hand on Uzekistan’s Elnur Abduraimov during Wednesday's lightweight bout. Photo by Roslan Rahman/AFP

Qatar basketball players slam headscarf 'insult' at Asian Games

Sep 25, 2014 - 6:04 PM

Qatar s women basketball team called a ban on their headscarves an insult as they forfeited a second game in protest

Qatari players wearing Islamic headscarves especially designed for women sit on the bench during their 2011 Arab Games basketball match against Lebanon in 2011. File photo by Marwan Naamani/AFP

Gilas takes a step back with Iran loss

Sep 25, 2014 - 5:48 PM

Gilas didn t live up to their post FIBA World Cup expectations in a heartbreaking loss to Iran

LA Tenorio of Gilas dribbles past Mahdi Kamrani of Iran. Photo by Bay Ismoyo/AFP

Medals not mankinis for Kazakh swimmers at Asiad

Sep 25, 2014 - 5:16 PM

Two swimmers from Kazakhstan are helping make the former Soviet state cool with some dazzling performances at the Asian Games blowing the backward image portrayed by the movie Borat out of the water

VERY NICE. Silver medalists Yekaterina Rudenko (L) of Kazahkstan poses with her medal on the podium after the women's 50m backstroke swimming event, while Kazakhstan's gold medalist Dmitriy Balandin poses with his medal after the men's 100m breaststroke. File photo by Philippe Lopez/AFP

Gilas Pilipinas falls to mighty Iran in Asian Games

Sep 25, 2014 - 3:15 PM

Gilas led by as many as 7 in the fourth before Iran streaked to win their fourth straight over the Philippines in this nonbearing Asian Games match

DENIED. Iran downs Gilas for the fourth straight time. File photo by Nuki Sabio

Match-fixing claim hits Asian Games men's football

Sep 25, 2014 - 1:36 PM

Match fixing suspicions hit the Asian Games men s football competition after a betting analysis company said there were strong indications of manipulation

HIGHLIGHTS: Gilas Pilipinas vs Iran

Sep 25, 2014 - 12:03 PM

Live blog of the Gilas Pilipinas vs Iran 2014 Asian Games match

Qatar women's basketball team quits Asiad over headscarf ban

Sep 24, 2014 - 6:44 PM

FIBA didn t let our players play with the headscarves and so we had to withdraw from the tournament said a Qatar official

Qatari players wearing Islamic headscarves especially designed for women sit on the bench during their 2011 Arab Games basketball match against Lebanon in 2011. Photo by Marwan Naamani/AFP