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Omer Asik of the Houston Rockets used to be the starting center but ever since the arrival of All-Star Dwight Howard in the off-season, Asik has been relegated to the bench. Coach Kevin McHale experimented with playing both centers at the same time in the first few games but clearly…

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Argentinean slugger Marcos “Chino” Maidana became the latest “Cinderella Man” of pro boxing after he recently tamed previously unbeaten and extremely cocky American Adrien “The Problem” Broner for the World Boxing Association (WBA) welterweight (147 pounds) championship. Maidana has been the recipient of several heartbreaking decision losses in the past…

Peter Cariño

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A 16-year old high school student dying days after an amateur boxing bout is a grim reminder of the dangers of boxing. Amid fans cheering pugilists to punch their opponents to dreamland, and also cheering their fighter to “get it on” in the ring, the fighters themselves forget the dangers…

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With the quarter of the regular season over, it is quite a surprise that the Portland Trail Blazers are on top of the tough Western Conference. Sporting an 18-4 record, the Trail Blazers have finally built a team that can contend. It was not too long ago that the Blazers…

Peter Cariño

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(Last of two parts) The second part of this series on why Manny Pacquiao could not beat Floyd May-weather anymore comes out a few days from the date Juan Manuel Marquez knocked out the Filipino in Las Vegas a year ago. As Pacquiao hit the canvas unconscious, I told to…

"MUMBAKKI" DANIEL FORONDA

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When Chris Weidman and Anderson Silva met inside the Octagon, they were both undefeated. At least Weidman is. Silva had 5 losses in his career but it doesn’t actually mean anything compared to his 33 total victories, while Weidman has 10. In their recent match, Anderson Silva’s horse playing (or…

Peter Cariño

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(First of two parts) After Manny Pacquiao completed a one-sided beating of Brandon Rios in Macau on November 24, there were calls, also from some boxing writers, that a showdown between Pacquiao and Floyd Mayweather should be in order. But judging the recent fights of Pacquiao and Mayweather, I wonder…

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American Brandon “Bam Bam” Rios promised a funeral, but the boxing world instead witnessed a resurrection. With his boxing career on the line, Filipino ring icon Manny “Pacman” Pacquiao pulverized the highly-ambitious but extremely limited Rios in 12 rounds to salvage his reputation that was left in ruins by a…

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