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NBA warned stars against participating in clinics in the Philippines

By Brett Pollakoff/probasketballtalk.nbcsports.com – It’s common for the NBA’s biggest stars to spend part of the offseason on promotional tours overseas, which are usually tied to contracts as shoe company endorsers. But there are apparently rules in place as to exactly what types of basketball activities players can undertake while Read more »

Blatche secures Filipino citizenship

By Delon Porcalla/The Philippine Star – President Aquino has approved the Filipino citizenship of 27-year-old American cager Andray Blatche, giving Smart Gilas Pilipinas national team a legitimate big man when it slugs it out with the best centers of the sport in the World Cup in Spain in August. “We Read more »

Manny Pacquiao’s mother appears to put hex on Timothy Bradley

By Jaime Uribarri/ NEW YORK DAILY NEWS – With prayer card and rosary in her left hand, Dionisia Pacquiao glared menacingly while reading aloud a prayer and pointing her right middle finger, presumably in Bradley’s direction, during Saturday night’s fight at the MGM Grand Garden Arena. While Manny Pacquiao Read more »

Pinoy skater to join 2014 Olympic Winter Games

By Chiara Mapa/The Philippine Star – The Philippines will be sending a representative to the 2014 Olympic Winter Games in Sochi City, Russia next month. Michael Christian Martinez, 17, is the country’s first-ever figure skater to qualify for the Olympics. The journey of Martinez to the Olympic games started in Read more »

In a Powerful Comeback, Pacquiao Batters Rios Through 12 Rounds

By GREG BISHOP MACAU — Say this for Brandon Rios: he hardly ever backed away. Manny Pacquiao kept coming at him. He kept striking Rios with left hands to the chin, the nose, the right and left side of his body and both eyes. By the later rounds, Rios’s face Read more »

Roach closes doors as Pacquiao spars

By Abac Cordero/The Philippine Star – Freddie Roach has taken over Manny Pacquiao’s training in General Santos City and first order of the day was to close the doors of the local version of the Wild Card Gym. Roach arrived Thursday morning from the United States and took Read more »