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Spoelstra first Pinoy NBA head coach

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Eric Celino Spoelstra, is the first ever Filipino-American head coach to call the shots for an NBA team. The 2006 NBA Champions Miami Heat chose the 37-year-old to replace outgoing coach Pat Riley. Spoelstra who traces his roots to San Pablo, Laguna is the first mentor with Filipino roots Read more »

Manila misses out on torch relay for Beijing

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By ROY MEDINA abs-cbnNEWS.com Except for that event during the period leading to the 1964 Tokyo Games, Manila has yet to repeat its hosting of the Olympic torch relay, now winding its way down to Jakarta, Indonesia in Southeast Asia, Canberra in Australia, and back to mainland China.

Stage set for Liga Pilipinas

THE stage is set for the Liga Pilipinas, a newly-formed regional basketball tournament that starts with a weekend bash on May 23 to 25 in three key cities of Luzon, the Visayas and Mindanao. The league, which aims to develop talents in different regions, will be made up of 16 Read more »

Philippines celebrates Pacquiao’s WBC super featherweight victory

Manila (dpa) – The Philippines on Sunday celebrated the WBC super featherweight victory of Filipino boxer Manny Pacquiao over Mexican Juan Manuel Marquez. Filipinos watched the 12-round fight in the malls, their homes and public gyms where huge screens were set up by local officials.

Philippine Boxers Forfeit at SEA Games

Philippines’ Junie Tizon gestures after surrendering after the first round during the Men’s middle weight 75kg boxing final at the SEA Games in Nakhon Ratchasima December 13, 2007. Thailand’s Suriya won to take the gold. REUTERS/Chaiwat Subprasom (THAILAND) By VOA Sports – Larry Semillano (blue) was the only Philippine Read more »

Manny Pacquiao wins rematch vs. Antonio Barrera

Associated Press LAS VEGAS – Though Marco Antonio Barrera kept his feet, Manny Pacquiao kept his supremacy. Pacquiao beat Barrera on Saturday night for the second time, winning a gritty, unanimous decision nearly four years after the Philippines’ favorite son became a boxing superstar with an upset victory against Read more »