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Hidilyn Diaz skips Asian Championships

MANILA – Tokyo Olympics gold medalist Hidilyn Diaz-Naranjo will skip the forthcoming Asian Weightlifting Championships, a qualifier for the Paris Olympics. It will be recalled that the 32-year-old lifter from Zamboanga had leg cramps while competing in the 59kg category at…

Before Mayweather rematch, Pacquiao to face Buakaw in April

MANILA — After announcing in Japan that he will have a rematch with American boxing icon Floyd Mayweather Jr., Filipino boxing legend Manny Pacquiao disclosed he is set to get in the ring with Muay Thai icon Buakaw Banchamek in an…

Pacquiao announces rematch with Mayweather in Japan in 2024

It appears the much-anticipated rematch of two world boxing icons – former eight-division world champion Manny “Pacman” Paccquiao and his American nemesis Floyd Mayweather Jr. – is happening this 2024. This loomed as Pacquiao made the announcement on the rematch…

Pacquiao celebrates 45th birthday, sees fights in 2024, twits China on WPS

GENERAL SANTOS CITY – World boxing icon and former senator Emmanuel “Manny” Pacquiao turned 45 last week and celebrated his birthday with celebrities, friends and relatives at a party at the Grand Summit Hotel in General Santos City. Pacquiao’s wife,…

Tough road ahead for Gilas in FIBA Olympic qualifiers in Latvia

MANILA – The Philippine men’s basketball team Gilas Pilipinas will be facing a tough task in the FIBA Olympic Qualifying Tournament in Riga, Latvia scheduled in July next year. Gilas Pilipinas, ranked 38th in the world, was drawn in Group…

Pacquiao peps up Paris Olympics-bound Eumir Marcial

MAKATI CITY – World boxing icon and eight-division world boxing champion Emmanuel “Manny” Pacquiao  personally congratulated Paris Olympic-bound fighter Eumir Felix Marcial for winning a silver medal in the  19th Asian Games in China. In their meeting in Pacquiao’s posh…

Pacquiao confirms working on a rematch with Mayweather

MAKATI CITY – Former eight-division champion Manny Pacquiao has confirmed his camp is working on a possible rematch with American rival Floyd Mayweather Jr. in an exhibition targeted for December in Japan. In an interview with Fight Hub TV and…

Asian Games medalists honored, get over P41 million in cash rewards from gov’t

MANILA – President Ferdinand R. Marcos Jr. has  assured Filipino athletes of his administration’s continued support for initiatives and programs aimed at developing the sports industry. Marcos made the commitment, as he led the grand welcome and awarding ceremony for 33…

Pacquiao-Mayweather rematch in Tokyo this December?

MANILA – Filipino world boxing icon Manny Pacquiao in a rematch with American boxing great Floyd Mayweather in December? Pacquiao’s camp confirmed that the highly anticipated rematch is being planned for December 31 in Tokyo, Philippine Star reported. Other reports…

EJ Obiena gets P10-M reward from school, Chinese groups; gov’t to award add’l P3-M

MANILA – World No. 2 pole vaulter Ernest John “EJ” Obiena last week got a hero’s welcome and much-needed financial support totalling an unprecedented  P10 million from the Chiang Kai Shek College (CKSC) where he studied from prep to high school….