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Pacquiao now official RP flag-bearer for Olympics

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By ROY MEDINA It’s official. Filipino boxing icon Manny Pacquiao, fresh from his ninth round knockout of David Diaz in their June 28 title fight in Las Vegas, will carry the country’s colors in the opening ceremonies of the Beijing Olympics on August 8. “Yes, it’s official. Miguel Molina Read more »

Pacquiao KOs Diaz in 9th, wins lightweight crown

By GREG BEACHAM LAS VEGAS (AP) — Although Manny Pacquiao is the new 135-pound champion, he’s no mere lightweight. At any weight, in any ring, the Filipino phenomenon looks like the best pound-for-pound boxer in the world. Packing five new pounds of power in his usual stunning hand speed, Read more »

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.