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Freddie Roach not training Manny Pacquiao for his fight against Argentine knockout artist Lucas Matthysse is definitely bad news. I will not go into detail as to what led to the split between Roach and Pacquiao, but the world-class trainer was right when he said that the Filipino cannot juggle…

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Paging the Philippine Olympic Committee and the Philippine Sports Commission: The Philippines should not send a women’s volleyball team to the 2018 Asian Games in Indonesia in August, for a number of good reasons. Let us count them. With this year’s Asiad just about four months away, local volleyball honchos…

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Joan Mojdeh, mother of Philippine Swimming League swimmer Jasmine, who recently broke national junior records, wrote to Malacañang regarding the discriminatory and unfair selection process of the Philippine Swimming Inc. (PSi), the National Sports Association in swimming. In the letter, Joan said she learned through a Singaporean friend that the…

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As the regular season comes to a close, it is that time again to choose the best players and executives in the NBA. Here is my fearless forecast as to the winners of the NBA’s top awards: 1) Most Valuable Player (MVP)—James Harden of the Houston Rockets will finally have…

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When Nonito Donaire Jr. squares off against Carl Frampton of Ireland in Belfast on April 21, he will also have in his corner former world champion Clarence “Bones” Adams, which will hopefully give him an edge over his opponent from Ireland. Having a former fighter in your corner has its…

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A day after Thailand shamed the Philippines before a home crowd in the two Southeast Asian countries’ Asia-Oceania Group 2 Davis Cup tie, the Filipinos’ non-playing team captain Chris Cuarto was quoted on Monday as saying that his wards lacked “exposure and experience,” thus, the 4-1 walloping from the visiting…

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When President Rodrigo Duterte delivers a speech, I often hear him saying, “If you destroy my children, I will kill you!” The most recent speech I heard him say it was during the induction of Philippine Anti-Corruption Commission Chairman Dante Jimenez at Malacañang Palace. Our dear President is referring to…

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For the first time in 18 years, the San Antonio Spurs will not reach 50 wins in an NBA regular season. In those 18 seasons, the Spurs reached the playoffs winning five championships in the process. This incredible professional sports record speaks of a strong culture of winning and consistency.…

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The much-anticipated heavyweight title fight between Anthony Joshua and Joseph Parker turned out to be a disappointment, because it lacked the action typical of the division’s championship fights during the 1970 up to 1990s. If you look the pace and intensity of the Joshua-Parker fight and the Muhammad Ali-George Foreman…

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A heavyweight title fight pitting two undefeated boxers is one of the much-awaited events in the sport. Whether both are champions or not, two big men trying to knock out each other will always be a spectacle to behold. The first Muhammad Ali vs Joe Frazier fight, and the Frazier…

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