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Golden plans to celebrate ‘Thrilla in Manila’
by Joaquin Henson - April 20, 2024 - 12:00am
A grand celebration is in the works to mark the 50th anniversary of the “Thrilla In Manila” on Oct. 1 next year with MP Promotions head Sean Gibbons announcing that eight-division world champion Manny...
Rowers chase dream
by Joaquin Henson - April 19, 2024 - 12:00am
It’s sink or stay afloat for four Philippine rowers vying for Paris tickets at the World Rowing Olympic Asia-Oceania Continental Qualifier on Tangeum Lake, Chungju, South Korea starting today. The regatta ends...
Value of trust
by Joaquin Henson - April 18, 2024 - 12:00am
Rarely does a team, whether in the NBA or PBA or whatever league, generate 80 percent of its offense from the bench. But last Sunday, Magnolia’s relievers scored 86 points in the Chicken Timplados Hotshots’...
Suarez closer to title shot
by Joaquin Henson - April 18, 2024 - 12:00am
IBF No. 5 and WBO No. 9 superfeatherweight Charly Suarez endured testy moments in pounding out a unanimous eight-round decision over tough Luis Coria in Corpus Christi, Texas, last weekend but never complained, offering...
Dy confirms Gilas pool set at 14
by Joaquin Henson - April 15, 2024 - 12:00am
After Gilas head coach Tim Cone expanded the national pool from 12 to 14 with the addition of Japeth Aguilar and Mason Amos, SBP executive director Erika Dy has ruled out bringing in more players to the group. Dy...
No lottery in PBA draft
by Joaquin Henson - April 13, 2024 - 12:00am
A plan to hold a special no-order, computer-generated lottery for PBA draft applicants who would’ve been eligible to join at least four years earlier isn’t pushing through after all. According to PBA...
Charly’s change of plans
by Joaquin Henson - April 6, 2024 - 12:00am
IBF No. 5 and WBO No. 11 superfeatherweight Charly Suarez was booked to face Puerto Rican Henry Lebron in a 10-round title eliminator in Corpus Christi, Texas on A
Olympic slots wide open for athletics
by Joaquin Henson - April 2, 2024 - 12:00am
Three months are left for PATAFA hopefuls to hit the entry standard or rack up qualifying points from competitions in claiming tickets to the Paris Olympics with six athletes and a 4x400m men’s relay team in...
Pacquiao disappointed by IOC rejection
by Joaquin Henson - March 31, 2024 - 12:00am
Boxing icon Manny Pacquiao said the other day he was serious in making a bid to fight in the Paris Olympics at the age of 45 and expressed disappointment that the International Olympic Committee denied his petition...
In Papa’s footsteps
by Joaquin Henson - March 28, 2024 - 12:00am
The late Lope Sarreal Sr. is the only Filipino who wasn’t a fighter inducted in the International Boxing Hall of Fame in Canastota, New York.
Sulaiman leaves with Pinoys in his heart
by Joaquin Henson - March 26, 2024 - 12:00am
World Boxing Council president Mauricio Sulaiman left Manila yesterday to return home to Mexico with fond memories of his five-day visit where he experienced Filipino hospitality, warmth and friendship. He said there...
Perfect practice for Paris
by Joaquin Henson - March 25, 2024 - 12:00am
It played out like a script. Olympic qualifier Eumir Marcial treated a cheering hometown crowd to a spectacular knockout win over Thailand’s Thoedsak Sinam, celebrated a sentimental homecoming and provided...
Eumir faces ‘heavy’ test tonight
by Joaquin Henson - March 23, 2024 - 12:00am
Olympic qualifier Eumir Marcial will take on a heavier opponent Thoedsak Sinam of Thailand in an eight-round bout at the Ninoy Aquino Stadium tonight as MP Promotions head Sean Gibbons said it’s a prelude to...
Nesthy leaves fate to God
by Joaquin Henson - March 22, 2024 - 12:00am
Kapit kay Lord” was what Nesthy Petecio said when asked if she felt pressure heading to her make-or-break bid to qualify for the Paris Olympics against Turkey’s Esra Yildiz in Busto Arsizio, Italy, last...
Hidilyn in final push for Paris
by Joaquin Henson - March 22, 2024 - 12:00am
Hidilyn Diaz has a chance to become only the second athlete from the Philippines to participate in five Olympics but it will take a major lift to clinch a ticket to Paris in the final qualifying event at the World...
Vargas hopeful of more Olympics spots
by Joaquin Henson - March 19, 2024 - 12:00am
ABAP chairman Ricky Vargas said yesterday he’s hoping for at least two more Olympic slots from boxing to add to the list of Paris entries Eumir Marcial, Nesthy Petecio and Aira Villegas with Rogen Ladon, Carlo...
Pacquiao unretiring for Benn?
by Joaquin Henson - March 19, 2024 - 12:00am
There’s a strong possibility that eight-division world boxing champion Manny Pacquiao will come out of retirement to face undefeated British welterweight Conor Benn sometime this year and the fight could be...
POC aims to surpass Tokyo tickets
by Joaquin Henson - March 17, 2024 - 12:00am
It’s a long shot but POC president and Tagaytay City Mayor Bambol Tolentino is hoping to outnumber the Tokyo Olympic athletes for Paris with six tickets booked so far and 14 to go to eclipse the 19 2020 Games...
When legends meet
by Joaquin Henson - March 14, 2024 - 12:00am
Eight-year NBA veteran and once the highest-paid basketball player in Europe Josh Childress wasn’t born yet when Yoyong Martirez played on the Philippine team at the 1972 Munich Olympics. But when they met...
Five cities eye next EASL Final Four
by Joaquin Henson - March 12, 2024 - 12:00am
EASL CEO Henry Kerins said yesterday the league has received feelers from five cities offering to host the next Final Four with the expectation that more will join the bandwagon after the success of the inaugural...
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