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PBA bans Petron import for life

By Musong R. Castillo/Philippine Daily Inquirer – Renaldo Balkman, Petron Blaze’s talented but temperamental import, has promised to reform himself. But he will have to turn a new leaf on another court, in another country. Philippine Basketball Association commissioner Chito Salud yesterday dropped the axe on the NBA veteran, Read more »

Rockets face Pacers: MOA holds historic NBA pre-season stop

By Joey Villar/The Philippine Star – The NBA will hold a historic first pre-season game in the Philippines with the Houston Rockets, led by All-Star James Harden and Jeremy Lin, and the Indiana Pacers clashing at the MOA Arena in Pasay City in what could well break all turnouts Read more »

Marquez knocks out Pacquiao in 6th round

Referee Kenny Bayless holds back Juan Manuel Marquez (right) as Manny Pacquiao lies face down on the mat after being knocked out by Juan Manuel Marquez on December 8, 2012, at the MGM Grand Garden in Las Vegas, Nevada. / JOHN GURZINSKI/AFP/GETTY IMAGES LAS VEGAS No need for Juan Read more »

For placing last, PH runner gets 14 minutes of fame

By Artemio T. Engracia Jr. – It was Rene Herrera’s 14 minutes of fame. He performed on the biggest stage in the sporting world and got the biggest ovation he will ever get in his career, all for finishing last. Herrera, one of only two Filipinos left competing in Read more »

Olympics: Barriga reaches final 16, keeps PHL medal hopes alive

By Renee Fopalan, GMA NEWS – Filipino boxer Mark Barriga capitalized on a strong first round to emerge victorious against Italian foe Manuel Cappai of Italy, 17-7, to advance to the final 16 of Men’s Light Fly 49 kgs in the 2012 London Olympic games, Tuesday. Barriga was effective Read more »

2012 Olympic Profile: Mark Anthony Barriga

Mark Anthony Barriga Event: Boxing (light-flyweight division) Born: June 11, 1993 Career The Philippines has an impressive record in professional boxing, with world champions like Manny Pacquaio and Nonito Donaire. However, the Philippines has never captured a gold medal since making its Olympic debut in 1924. Mark Anthony Barriga Read more »