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Our fascination with Manny

By Bill Velasco/The Philippine Star – Once again, Manny Pacquiao made a sincere effort to restore his credibility as a fearsome world champion. His domination of an over-hyped and under-inflated Chris Algieri showed long glimpses of the brilliant boxer that he has been, and Filipinos continue to rally around him Read more »

Philippines wins Most Valuable Fans award at FIBA World Cup

via rappler.com – Gilas Pilipinas fans, stand up and take a bow. The outpouring of support for the Philippine men’s national basketball team earned the nation the Most Valuable Fans (MVF) Best Country award at the FIBA World Cup. The Philippines, which competed at the FIBA World Cup for the Read more »

Pinoy archer Moreno wins Philippines first ever Olympic gold

By David Lozada/rappler.com – Young Filipino archer Gabriel Moreno made history on Sunday, August 24, as he won a gold medal in the mixed team event of archery in the Nanjing Youth Olympic Games (YOG). The 16-year-old teamed up with Chinese archer Li Jiaman and beat Cynthia Freywald (Germany) and Read more »

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 »