Pacquiao: Sneaking in for one final glorious moment

Manny Pacquiao trumps his latest world title conquest even if he's now called "legendary," with a pan on his age. (photo from Top Rank Boxing)


(Editor’s note: The fight was viewed via pay per view.)


MANILA—Manny Pacquiao tinkered with being a forgotten global sports icon. He aged. He pummeled Timothy Bradley in their third encounter last April. He “retired.”

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PHL wushu snares two golds at 8th Sanda World Cup

Arnel Mandal of the Philippines wins his gold medal match against  India's Uchit Sharma to win one of two Philippine gold medals at the Eighth Sanda World Cup (photo taken from Arnel Mandal's Facebook page)


MANILA (The Filipino Connection)–The Philippines’ two reigning world champions in the sanda event of wushu towed the country to two gold medals at the recent Eighth Sanda World Cup held in Xi’an, China.

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Ginebra’s buzzer-beating title feats that brought the PBA house down

Justin Brownlee helped make a nation of Ginebra fans scream with a memorable buzzer-beating triple that ended an eight-year title drought for Barangay Ginebra San Miguel in the PBA.

(photo by Keith LeBron Jacob for the PBA, through the PBA's Facebook account)


QUEZON CITY–The dream ending’s fit for national rejoicing, for Tweeting, even for ending a career fittingly.

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[PBA season ender] ‘Never-say-die’ Ginebra seeks end to its dry spell

Starting guard LA Tenorio and his Ginebra Gin Kings want to end it all tonight in Game 6 of the PBA Governor's Cup finals and grab its first PBA title in eight years (photo from the PBA's Facebook account).



QUEZON CITY–Robert Jaworski, Sr.’s names continues to echo in modern-day Philippine basketball.

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[UAAP basketball] Cage dominance a picture frame Green Archers want to hang on ’till the end

Abu Tratter eludes Alfred Aroga in a fastbreak play, helping the De La Salle University Green Archers drub a fiery National University Bulldogs challenge en route to a fourth win in the ongoing UAAP season. La Salle, analysts say, is posied to win it all this 79th season. (photo from the Tiebreaker Times.)


QUEZON CITY–Fashionable title favorites De La Salle University fanned off some of the UAAP men’s basketball tournament’s toughest contenders two weeks into the season. And images of the Archers’ games all but point to the direction that season 79 of the UAAP may be theirs.

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Pinoy fencers bag 3 golds in Asean fencing tilt

The Philippine men's foil team in fencing regained its lofty place in Southeast Asia after upsetting Singapore in the recent Southeast Asian Fencing Championships (photo from the Facebook account of national player Nathaniel Perez)


(Editor’s Note: This story came out of the Facebook page of the author who works for DZSR Sports Radio 918, which is under the Philippine Broadcasting Service.)


MANILA–The Philippines ended years of frustrations against neighboring Asean countries by capturing three gold, two silver and five bronze medals haul en route to a third place overall finish in the just-concluded Southeast Asian Fencing Championships held in Singapore.

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Filipino triathletes shine in Portugal Cup series

Nikko Huelgas wins the gold in the senior elite category of the VI Triatlo Montemor that is a stage in the ongoing Portugal Cup Triathlon Series. (photo from Nikko Huelgas' Facebook account)


MANILA–The Philippines’ top triathletes posted top performances at the Sixth Triatlo Montemor that’s part of the Portugal Cup Triathlon series in Portugal.

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The search for new cage stars is on

Aaron Black towed the new-look Blue Eagles to their first win in the new UAAP season. The league finished five years in which old stars made the league a hit. Newer stars are wanted. (photo by Tiebreaker Times)

QUEZON CITY–A major collegiate league that began hostilities today entered a new chapter after a five-year cycle of young basketball players helped divert most of Pinoy hoop popularity to the league.

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[2016 World Chess Olympiad] Pinay woodpushers upset Georgia


MANILA–The 46th-seeded Philippine women’s chess team upset fourth seed Georgia 2.5-1.5 in the second round of the 2016 World Chess Olympiad in Baku, Azerbaijan.

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[Finally!] Hidilyn Diaz wins a weightlifting silver for PHL


(Editor’s note: The competition was watched on television)


MANILA (Updated 9:48 am)–Hidilyn Diaz only expected a bronze medal but she snatched a silver after a favored Chinese lifter missed all her three attempts in the clean and jerk at the women’s 53 kg. weightlifting competitions of the Rio de Janeiro Olympic Games.

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