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With the NBA season just around the corner, discussions have mostly centered on a few superstars. Can the Carmelo Anthony-Phil Jackson tandem finally turn the New York Knicks?  Can LeBron James and the new-look Cavaliers bring home the franchise’s first title? Can the Bulls be relevant again with the return…

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While a clearly undersized Manny Pacquiao is trying to find a niche in pro basketball, a former player for the National Basketball Association (NBA), Darko Milicic, is all set to take off his jersey and put on the gloves for a shot at professional kickboxing. The 29-year-old Milicic, a native…

Peter Cariño

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(First of three parts) While I felt a sense of satisfaction over how the Gilas Pilipinas basketball team performed at the recent 2014 FIBA World championships in Spain, the reality is the outcome reflects the sad saga Philippine basketball. I would rather call it a sad saga than a sad…

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“You can run,  but you can’t hide,” so goes the popular adage from former world heavyweight boxing champion Joe “The Brown Bomber” Louis. For the last five years or so, American Floyd Mayweather Jr. has been playing cat and mouse with Filipino ring superstar Manny Pacquiao. For the most part,…

Peter Cariño

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I more or less expected the out come of the rematch between still undefeated Floyd May-weather Jr. and Marcos Maidana, which is a unanimous decision win for the American. I even wrote in a previous column that a rematch between Mayweather and Maidana would amount to taking boxing fans for…

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Argentinean slugger Marcos Maidana ardently believes that he beat the hell out of American Floyd Mayweather Jr. the first time they met in May. Though a 12-to-1 underdog, Maidana took the fight to Mayweather and refused to go out of his shell. When the rosin settled, Mayweather unified the World…

Peter Cariño

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It somehow puzzles me that Nonito Donaire and Ni-cholas Walters, who will square off on October 18, are both recognized as titleholders by the World Boxing Association (WBA) for the featherweight (126 pounds) division. But there is a big difference: Donaire is recognized by the WBA as the Super World…

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The “ALS Ice Bucket Challenge” was destined to be a hit from the moment Hollywood celebrities started doing it. However, lost in the frenzy created by the challenge is the purpose behind the undertaking. ALS stands for Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis, a disease that causes the motor neurons in the brain…

Peter Cariño

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I normally do not watch the Philippine Basketball Association (PBA) draft live on television, but since the television at the office was tuned in to that event last Sunday I decided out of curiosity to see how it unfolded (Sorry, I am not a fanatical PBA fan even if I…

Peter Cariño

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The reel of Paul George of the Indiana Pacers breaking (literally) his right leg during a USA Basketball exhibition game on August 1 is one ugly scene I will never want to watch again, ever. What happened to George should remind all those aspiring to be professional cagers that a…

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