THE hottest and latest issues in basketball,, boxing and marathon will be the main topics in the 9th "Usapang Sports on Air" by the Tabloids Organization in Philippine Sports (TOPS) via Zoom today.
Blackwater Elite coach Nash Racela and manager Jacob Munez, boxing champion Mark "Magnifico" Magsayo and former Philippine Air Force captain Joenel Pogoy will headline the guest list in the weekly public service program sponsored by the Philippine Sports Commission (PSC) and Philippine Amusement and Gaming Corporation (PAGCOR).
Racela and Munez will talk about the NBA-inspired bubble being planned by the PBA for a possible restart in October.
Magsayo will discuss his chances against American fighter Jose Haro in their closed-door fight at Microsoft Theater in Los Angeles on Sept.23
This will be Magsayo's first fight under the MP Promotions.
Pogoy will announce his plans for the pandemic-disrupted Laban ng Lahi races.
TOPS president Ed Andaya of People’s Tonight is inviting all officers and members to join the session.
Veteran sportscaster Ernest Leo Hernandez is the moderator.
TOPS is composed of editors, reporters and photographers of the country’s leading national tabloids.
TOPS “Usapang Sports” started to turn to a new platform only last July 2 in response to the COVID-19 pandemic.
Past TOPS “Usapang Sports on Air” guests were PSC commissioner Ramon Fernandez and Philippine Taekwondo Association (PTA) official Stephen Fernandez last July 2; Games and Amusements Board (GAB) Chairman Baham Mitra and Youth Football League president Mike Atayde last July 9; Congress of Philippine Aquatics (CPA) president Eric Buhain and Philippine Olympic Committee (POC) secretary–general Atty. Edwin Gastanes last July 16; GM Eugene Torre, National Chess Federation of the Philippines (NCFP) executive director Atty.Cliburn Orbe and University of the East coach Jean Alabanza last July 23; Milo AVP Lester Castillo, PTA coach Igor Mella and SEA Games champion Pauline Lopez last July 30; football legend Anton del Rosario, triathlon champion Kim Remolino and Pilipinas Sambo secretary-general Paolo Tancontian last Aug. 6; Milo Marathon champion Mary Joy Tabal, Isolation Basketball Champion (IBC) founder Justin Tan and the Philippine Pole and Aerial Sports Association (PPSA) president Ciara Sotto and vice-president Ayjell Acejas last Aug. 13; and SEA Games dancesport champions Sean Aranar and Ana Nualla of the Philippine Dancesport Federation (PDSF) and GAB golf consultant Oliver Gan last Aug. 20.