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MMA fighters Ben Askren and Nikolay Aleksakhin face off during ONE Championship: Global Rivals press conference.

MMA: Ben Askren set to defend welterweight gold in ONE: Global Rivals

Ben Askren faces his latest challenge against Nikolay Aleksakhin in the main event of ONE Championship’s Manila return By Diego de la Paz MANILA, PHILIPPINES (Eagle News) – Ben “Funky” Askren is putting both his undefeated streak and his welterweight title on the line against Nikolay Aleksakhin in the main event of ONE Championship: Global Rivals at the Mall of Asia Arena on Friday night. Askren, a former Olympic freestyle wrestler for Team USA in […]

Warriors earn record-setting 73rd regular season victory

OAKLAND, CALIFORNIA, United States (Reuters) – The Golden State Warriors earned a National Basketball Association record-setting 73rd regular season victory on Wednesday (April 14) with a 125-104 blowout win over the Memphis Grizzlies. The victory came in the final game of the 82-game regular season and snapped the previous record of 72 wins set by Michael Jordan’s Chicago Bulls during the 1995-96 season. To reach the once unthinkable 73-win plateau, the Warriors made a record […]

Pacman retires from boxing

MANILA, Philippines – According to Pambansang Kamao Manny Pacquiao, it is now impossible to have a rematch with Floyd Mayweather because he is retiring from boxing after his match with Timothy Bradley last April 9. Pacquiao added that his retirement is in response to the wishes of his family. (Eagle News Service Described by Jay Paul Carlos, Video Editing by Jericho Morales, Uploaded by MRFaith Bonalos)

Pacquiao returns from his fight with Bradley

MANILA, Philippines – Pambansang Kamao Manny Pacquiao has returned to the country after his last fight held at Las Vegas. He will hold a press conference as well as a motorcade. In his fight, Pacquiao was able to knock down Bradley twice and won by unanimous decision. (Eagle News Service Described by Jay Paul Carlos, Video Editing by Jericho Morales, Uploaded by MRFaith Bonalos)

Lakers fans scramble for Kobe Bryant merchandise in Los Angeles

LOS ANGELS, CALIFORNIA, United States (Reuters) – LA Lakers legend Kobe Bryant is set to enter the court as a player for the final time on Wednesday (April 13) as his team face off against the Utah Jazz at the Staples Center in Los Angeles. Bryant, 37, has had a memorable two-decade career in the NBA with the Lakers, notching up more than 1,500 appearances and 33,5834 points for the team. Ahead of Wednesday’s game, […]

Nike commercial pays homage to Bryant ahead of his last game for the LA Lakers

Reuters – LA Lakers legend Kobe Bryant is set to enter the court as a player for the final time on Wednesday (April 13) and to mark the occasion, Bryant’s shoe sponsor, Nike, has released a commerical to honor the player. The commercial, entitled “The Conductor,” features Bryant conducting a chorus of chants of hatred towards him from supporters of the teams that he has played over the years, including fans of the Boston Celtics, Detroit […]

NBA: Bryant prepares for emotional send-off

by Jérôme RASETTI / Rob Woollard LOS ANGELES, Unites States (AFP) — Los Angeles was gearing up to bid an emotionally charged farewell to NBA icon Kobe Bryant on Wednesday as the Lakers legend prepared for the final game of his 20-year career. Hollywood celebrities and legends of the sport were expected to be among a sell-out crowd of 18,000 fans packed into the Staples Center as Bryant laces up for the 1,566th and last […]

Manny Pacquiao returns to the Philippines, considers joining the Olympics

MANILA, Philippines (Reuters) – Filipino boxer Manny Pacquiao returned to the Philippines on Thursday (April 14) after his victory against Timothy Bradley in Las Vegas. Pacquiao, who bounced back from a controversial split-decision defeat to Bradley in 2012 with a decisive win two years later, delivered the final blow in their welterweight clash as all three judges scored it 116-110 in his favour. Family members accompanied the Filipino boxer at Manila’s international airport as he […]

PBA: Barangay Ginebra routs Meralco, assured of best-of-three in quarters

  CUBAO, PHILIPPINES (Eagle News) – Barangay Ginebra San Miguel put a damper on Meralco’s elimination round finale with a coast-to-coast victory in Wednesday’s PBA Commissioner’s Cup action at the Smart Araneta Coliseum. LA Tenorio brought out a vintage performance of 20 points off a perfect six-for-six from the foul line and seven-for-12 shooting from the field in 34 minutes on the floor. Othyus Jeffers also flirted with a triple double, finishing with 11 points, […]

PBA: Twin Marks provide spark for Star’s playoff-clinching win over Mahindra

QUEZON CITY, Philippines (Eagle News) – Two Marks personified the fighting spirit of the Star Hotshots to secure an 86-73 victory over the Mahindra Enforcers in the 2016 PBA Commissioner’s Cup eliminations on Wednesday at the Smart Araneta Coliseum. Playing with its backs against the wall, guards Mark Barroca and Mark Cruz delivered when it mattered for the Hotshots of Jason Webb to give the rookie head coach his first playoffs appearance. Cruz, the rookie […]

NBA: Bryant prepares farewell, Warriors chase history

by Rob Woollard LOS ANGELES, United States (AFP) — The eyes of the basketball world will turn to California on Wednesday as the NBA regular season draws to a close with Kobe Bryant preparing to bid farewell to the sport as the Golden State Warriors chase a place in history. A perfectly scripted finale will see Bryant play his 1,566th and final game as the Lakers host the Utah Jazz at the Staples Center for what […]

Boxing: Vintage Pacquiao wins farewell fight against Bradley

  by Rob Woollard LAS VEGAS, United States (AFP) — Manny Pacquiao scored an emphatic victory over American Tim Bradley here Saturday, sealing his 21-year professional career with a vintage performance in his farewell to boxing. Pacquiao, fighting for the first time since his defeat to Floyd Mayweather last May in the “Fight of the Century”, knocked down Bradley twice on his way to a comfortable unanimous decision. The judges’ scorecards at the MGM Grand Garden […]