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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 »

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 »