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Boxing: Manny Pacquiao ‘in negotiations’ to fight Amir Khan

MANILA, Philippines (AFP) — Philippine boxing hero Manny Pacquiao on Thursday said he was “in negotiations” to face British fighter Amir Khan, after weeks of conflicting reports over his next bout. “My team and I are in negotiations with Amir Khan for our next fight. Further announcements coming soon,” Pacquiao, 38, said on his official Twitter feed. Pacquiao’s post follows various accounts from different sources over who he will be facing next and where the […]

Kings crush Hotshots in do or die PBA semis

(Eagle News) —The Ginebra Kings on Tuesday pulled a sweet victory over the Star Hotshots in a do-or-die semifinals match at the Mall of Asia Arena in Pasay City. The indefatigable team scored an overall 89 points, far more than the 76 the Hotshots managed to pull off by the end of four quarters. The Kings are now set to face off with their sister team, two-time defending champions San Miguel Beermen, in the first […]

Beermen enter PBA finals after beating TNT in their semis do or die game

(Eagle News) — The defending champions San Miguel Beermen made it once again to the finals of the PBA Philippine Cup after they defeated Talk N’ Text Katropa in game 7 of the heart-stopping series in Mall Of Asia on February 20, 2017. The Beermen scored a crucial victory thanks to the excellent performances of June Mar Fajardo and Arwind Santos, who had a combined 44 points and 32 rebounds. The Beermen crushed the Katropa with […]

Ginebra Kings defeat Star Hotshots; force Game 7

The Barangay Ginebra Kings defeated the Star Hotshots on Sunday, February 19, forcing a winner take-all game 7 for both teams vying for the much-coveted Oppo Philippine Basketball Association Cup. The Gin Kings tied the series after they ended game 6 with 91 points, vis a vis their rival’s 67, Sol Mercado headed the Kings, who made 21 points. LA Tenorio contributed 19 points. Joe Devance also added 14 points, Jervy Cruz, 11 points and […]

Golf Tournament ng Sorok Uni Foundation para sa mga Leproso, inilunsad

Muling inilunsad ang 6th Sorok Golf Tournament sa pangunguna ng Sorok-Uni Foundation. Layon ng Sorok-Uni Foundation na makatulong sa mga walang tahanan at kinalimutang indibiduwal dahil sa pagdurusa sa sakit na leprosy o ketong sa Pilipinas. Ang ginanap na golf tournament ay naglalayong matulungan ang  mga may ketong sa Culion Island sa lalawigan ng Palawan. Ayon kay Mr. Jae J. Jang, chairman and founder, Sorok Uni Foundation, ang ganitong mga aktibidad ay pagpapakita ng suporta […]

Donaire frustrated after Magdaleno refuses their rematch

(Eagle News) — Former boxing champion Nonito “The Filipino Flash ”Donaire confirmed that Jessie Magdaleno had refused a rematch with him. According to Donaire, he received the call coming from the top rank promotions executive Todd Duboef that Magdaleno refused his request for their rematch. Magdaleno got the WBO Super bantamweight champion title from Donaire last November wherein their undercard was the Pacquiao vs. Vargas showdown (Eagle News Service)

TNT wins over Beermen in series

(Eagle News) — Talk N’ Text Katropa defeated San Miguel Beermen in the best of seven semi-finals series on February 16, 2017 with a score of 101-94. Kelly Williams and Ranidel De Ocampo of TNT both scored 18 points while Roger Pogoy had eleven points and seven rebounds. Because of their victory against Beermen, TNT needs only one more game to enter into the semi-finals. The next game of the series will be on February 18, […]

Gin Kings evens the series vs. the Hots Shots, 2-2

Barangay Ginebra Kings evened out the game into a 2-2 draw in their best of seven semifinal games after defeating the Star Hot Shots with the score of 93-86. Jervy Cruz became the top scorer in the said game with his 21 points while Japeth Aguilar got 18 points and 10 rebounds. In the last minutes of the game, the Hot Shots tried to reach the score of their opponent with their player Allein Maliksi’s […]

Beermen ties 2-2 series vs. TNT

San Miguel Beermen tied with TNT Katropa, with a 2-2 game in the  best of seven semi-finals after beating TNT Tuesday, 97-86, at the Moa Arena. Chris Ross of Beermen led the game by scoring 31 points while June Mar Fajardo had 15 points and 15 rebounds. Alex Cabagnot and Marcio Lassiter scored 12 points. Beermen had a chance at revenge after winning the game in the series.   Before this, they lost in their two […]

Ginebra finally wins over Star Hotshots in PBA semis over Star, 73-62

Barangay Ginebra San Miguel beat the Star Hotshots on game 3 of the best-of-seven Philippine Cup semi-finals. With a score of 73-62, the Gin Kings broke away from a possible 3-0 HOLE and will continue to fight for their lives as the semis continue on at 2-1. Ginebra dominated from the first quarter, until the Star challenged on the second half. Game 4 is set on Wednesday at Smart Araneta Coliseum. Scores: Ginebra (73): Mercado […]

ONE Championship chairman sees Eduard Folayang as Philippines’ next global sports icon

IF there is one athlete who put the Philippines on the map of the international sporting scene, it is Filipino boxing superstar Manny Pacquiao. Pacquiao has captured 13 world titles in eight different weight classes and was hailed “Fighter of the Year” three times by both The Ring Magazine and the Boxing Writers Association of America (BWAA). In addition, the BWAA body recognized Pacquiao with the “Fighter of the Decade” citation for the 2000s. Aside […]

Boxing: Pick my opponent, Pacquiao asks fans

MANILA, Philippines (AFP) — Manny Pacquiao on Monday asked his legions of Twitter followers to choose his opponent after announcing his next world title defence will be in the United Arab Emirates. “See you in UAE for my next fight. #TeamPacquiao” the WBO world welterweight champion tweeted, appearing to scupper reports that he would next fight Australia’s Jeff Horn in Brisbane in April. Pacquiao then posted a poll on his official Twitter feed asking his […]