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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 »

In Philippines, Passion for NBA runs deep

By Fran Blinebury/NBA.com(blog) – It could have been the high-pitched busload of school kids that shrieked its giddy joy and approval as they passed by on the traffic circle while All-Stars Dwight Howard, James Harden and the rest of the Rockets were lining up for a team photo in Read more »

Brawl mars Mixers win vs B Pier

By Nelson Beltran/The Philippine Star – A rugged rebound play early in the third quarter ignited an ugly free-for-all among San Mig Coffee and Globalport players in a brawl that shocked the Wednesday crowd, constantly replayed on TV and went viral over the internet for the kind of hard-court violence Read more »

Philippines ends Korea heartbreak, books ticket to FIBA World Cup

By Mark Giongco/INQUIRER.net – In what could be one of his final moments donning the country’s colors, Jimmy Alapag saved his best for last. Alapag, the Philippine team captain, hit a huge three late in the fourth quarter as Gilas Pilipinas finally got by South Korea, 86-79, in the Read more »