JOSEF T. RAMOS, TMT

A sportswriter and sports journalist since 2003.

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Manny Pacquiao Manny Pacquiao ended his eight-week training on a bright note three days before his fight against reigning World Boxing Organization (WBO) welterweight champion Jessie Vargas on Saturday (Sunday in Manila), coach Freddie Roach’s assistant trainer Jonathan Peñalosa said. Peñalosa is among Pacquiao’s long-time trainers, a group that includes…

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Purefoods Star Hotshots’ Ricardo Ratliffe battles for the ball against Phoenix men during a PBA Commissioner’s Cup game at the Cuneta Astrodome in Pasay City. FILE PHOTO New Star Hotshots coach Chito Victolero said that his wards would use a defensive strategy in the Season 42 of the Philippine Basketball…

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Meralco’s guard Jimmy Alapag (center) defends the ball against Alaska’s center Rob Dozier during a PBA game at the Smart Aranera Coliseum in Quezon City. FILE PHOTO Veteran playmaker Jimmy Alapag of the Meralco Bolts will retire in the Philippine Basketball Association (PBA) after 14 years in the league. Meralco…

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Bob Arum admitted that it would be very difficult to predict the outcome of Manny Pacquiao’s fight against World Boxing Organization (WBO) welterweight champion Jessie Vargas on Saturday (Sunday in Manila) at the Thomas & Mack Center in Las Vegas, Nevada. But regardless of the winner, Arum said that the…

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Reigning champion San Miguel Beer expects tougher opposition in the Philippine Basketball Association (PBA) Season 42 Philippine Cup that will begin on November 20. With less than 20 days before the opening day, SMB coach Leo Austria and the Beermen returned to practice with their new recruits; the 6’7 Arnold…

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QUICK and powerful. This was how Top Rank Promotion head Bob Arum described Manny Pacquiao who continues to train hard for his title bout with American Jessie Vargas on November 5 in Las Vegas, Nevada. READY TO RUMBLE Manny Pacquiao shows his speed during training. AFP PHOT Arum congratulated seven-time…

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Four days after emerging as top overall pick in the 2016 Philippine Basketball Association (PBA) annual rookie draft, forward Mac Belo will be signing a three-year contract with the Blackwater Elite today. “We’re going to sign him (Belo) up tomorrow (Wednesday),” Blackwater team manager Johnson Martinez told The Manila Times…

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Far Eastern University standout Mac Belo (center) with Blackwater officials during the PBA Special Draft for Gilas Pilipinas members. Blackwater also picks Raphael Banal of Racal Tile Masters in the Regular Draft.BOB DUNGO JR. Blackwater made power forward Mac Belo and combo guard Raphael Banal on Sunday as the Elite’s…

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Manny Pacquiao receiving instructions from American trainer Freddie Roach. CONTRIBUTED PHOTO Despite his failure to score a knockout win in the last seven years, Manny Pacquiao is not rushing to get one against World Boxing Organization (WBO) welterweight champion Jessie Vargas on November 5 (November 6 in Manila) at the Thomas…

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De La Salle University’s Ben Mbala tries to score against Andrew Harris of University of the Philippines during the elimination round of the University Athletic Association of the Philippines Season 79 men’s basketball tournament.RUSSELL PALMA No long weekend for De La Salle University as coach Aldin Ayo resumes the team’s…

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