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Filipinos can play in the NBA, says Heat’s Fil-Am coach Spoelstra

NBA playoff-bound Filipino-American coach Erik Spoelstra can no longer hide his feelings. He said Filipinos can play in the NBA. His stock in assessing the ability of Filipino players rose last week when he guided the lowly regarded Heat to the NBA playoffs.

Pacquiao voted ‘Fighter of the Year’

By Ronnie Nathanielsz – Filipino boxing hero Manny Pacquiao has once again been voted as “Fighter of the Year” for 2008 while his celebrated trainer Fredde Roach was voted “Trainer of the Year” by the prestigious Boxing Writers Association of America (BWAA).

Frenchman brings ancient Filipino martial arts back

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By Pia Gutierrez – Frenchman Fred Evrard has come to the Philippines to bring the almost-forgotten Filipino martial art of Kali back to the Filipinos.

Pinoy ice skaters seek slots to Winter Olympics

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GMANews.TV– Two veteran ice skaters with Filipino blood will try to earn spots in the 2010 Vancouver Winter Olympics and represent the Philippines.

Conditioning, speed to propel Pacquiao to victory vs ‘Hitman’

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MANILA, Philippines – Filipino boxing icon Manny Pacquiao is undaunted in facing a fighter who claims to be “too big” for him, saying his conditioning and speed would overturn whatever advantage Ricky Hatton appears to have.

Pacquiao relinquishes WBC lightweight title

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By Ronnie Nathanielsz – World’s No. 1 pound-for-pound fighter Manny Pacquiao has decided to relinquish the World Boxing Council (WBC) lightweight title he won from Chicago’s David Diaz, saying that he won’t be fighting at the 135-pound division anymore.