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Team RP embarks on Beijing mission

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The Philippine Star – The main bulk of athletes and officials in the 37-member Team Philippines depart for Beijing on Aug. 5, three days before the Olympic Games fires off in glittering rites. Chef de Mission Monico Puentevella and Olympic attaché Arturo Macapagal head the 27 athletes, coaches and officials Read more »

Philippines offers $220,000 for first gold

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MANILA, Philippines (AP) — An official says the Philippine government and the private sector are offering $220,000 to any athlete who brings home the country’s first-ever Olympic gold medal.

Pinoy bowler receives 3rd Guinness award

The world’s greatest bowler has received yet another honor, a third one from the Guinness Book of World of Records. The 51-year-old Rafael “Paeng” Nepomuceno was recognized by Guinness for having the most number of career championships worldwide.

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 »