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Manny Pacquiao KO’s Luccas Matthysse in 7th round to claim WBA welterweight title

By Dan Rafael/ESPN.com – Questions abounded about what Manny Pacquiao had left. After all, the Filipino legend, winner of world titles in a boxing-record eight weight divisions and one of the greatest fighters in history, is 39 now and has been a professional fighter for 23 years. He was also Read more »

Philippines basketballer Troy Rike gets cash reward for protecting Boomer Chris Goulding during brawl

via abc.net.au – As players wait on the outcome of a FIBA investigation into a brawl during a World Cup qualifier in the Philippines on Monday night, one player has received a cash reward for protecting Boomer Chris Goulding. According to Philippines media, Troy Rike received a commendation and a Read more »

Brawl Mars FIBA Qualifier Between the Philippines and Australia

By Benjamin Hoffman/nytimes.com – It was not quite “The Malice at the Palace,” but a brawl at a FIBA World Cup qualifier game on Monday was one of the crazier scenes in recent basketball history, with haymaker punches and folding chairs thrown, wild kicks attempted, and 13 players eventually being Read more »

Manny Pacquiao v Lucas Matthysse: Filipino’s career ‘not over’

via bbc.com – Former world champion Manny Pacquiao says his fight with Lucas Matthysse will not be his last, and he wants to prove his career “is not yet over”. Pacquiao, 39, faces the 35-year-old WBA world welterweight title holder in Kuala Lumpur on Sunday, 15 July. And the Filipino Read more »

ABL: Justin Brownlee is getting more Pinoy by the day

By Paul Lintag/abs-cbn.com – Justin Brownlee has transformed himself into a cult hero in the Philippines. After leading Brgy. Ginebra to two PBA championships, one following a dramatic championship-clinching buzzer beater, it would be a surprise if Brownlee is still not a cult hero in the Philippines. Everywhere he goes, Read more »

Gilas beats Japan again in FIBA World Cup Asian Qualifiers

By Delfin Dioqiuno/rappler.com – Gilas Pilipinas remained composed in the endgame to repeat on Japan, 89-84, and end the second window of the 2019 FIBA World Cup Asian Qualifiers on a high note at the Mall of Asia Arena Sunday, February 25. Days after absorbing a crushing 68-84 loss to Read more »

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