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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 »

Ring Magazine ed sees stoppage

The Philippine Star LAS VEGAS – The editor-in-chief of Ring Magazine, known as the Bible of Boxing, has given Manny Pacquiao his full blessing. Nigel Collins, who joined the magazine in 1972 and became editor-in-chief in 1985, was at Friday’s official weigh-in for Pacquiao’s exciting rematch with Marco Antonio Read more »

A Nation’s Passion Lives in a Rivalry of Green vs. Blue

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By RAPHAEL BARTHOLOMEW QUEZON CITY — Senators, foreign diplomats, cabinet ministers, a smattering of Forbes’s 40 richest Filipinos, movie stars and enough professional basketball players to play five-on-five. They are the elite of Philippine society, and they all gather at Araneta Coliseum in Quezon City to watch the men’s basketball Read more »

Barrera Vs Pacquiao II: The History of the Rematch

By Mike “Rubber Warrior” Plunkett – A generation ago, the rematch was, to a classic and vintage match-up in boxing, what Robin was to Batman. It was a natural response to a fantastic pairing and almost a complete given. The return match usually occurred within six months of the Read more »

Kobe Bryant in Manila

NBA Basketball star Kobe Bryant of the Los Angeles Lakers admires a passenger jeepney (modified jeep) which is decorated with his new ad for a popular sports apparel Nike during his one-day visit to Manila, Philippines Wednesday Sept. 5, 2007 to interact with school children and conduct basketball clinic Read more »

Kobe Bryant to visit Philippines in September

MANILA, Aug. 29 (Xinhua) — Kobe Bryant, the U.S. basketball superstar of the Los Angeles Lakers, is expected to descend on the Philippine capital of Manila on September 5, local media reported Wednesday.