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The next Pacquiao

With Manny Pacquiao now in the twilight of a storybook boxing career, the search is underway for his successor or at least someone who can even come close to.....»»

Category: sportsSource: philstar philstarJan 12th, 2018

Pacquiao fight vs Lomachenko in the works?

MANILA, Philippines —  Philippine boxing legend Manny Pacquiao said on Wednesday he was in talks for a blockbuster bout with world champion Vasyl Lomachenko,.....»»

Category: sportsSource:  philstarRelated News4 hr. 11 min. ago

Pacquiao, Ancajas fights most viewed on cable in 2017

A couple of Filipino fighters became the highest draws in US cable television in 2017 when Manny Pacquiao and Jerwin Ancajas combined for more than six million viewers in one day alone. Pacquiao is undoubtedly on the last few pages of his storied boxing career, but his drawing power hasn’t waned one bit. According to… link: Pacquiao, Ancajas fights most viewed on cable in 2017.....»»

Category: newsSource:  manilainformerRelated News13 hr. 11 min. ago

Pacquiao to return in Crawford-Horn undercard?

MANILA, Philippines – Manny Pacquiao as an undercard fighter?.....»»

Category: sportsSource:  philstarRelated News16 hr. 37 min. ago

Creation of 8th town in Sarangani gets House committee nod

GENERAL SANTOS CITY (MindaNews / 16 January) — Sarangani officials expect the passage by the House of Representatives before yearend of a bill that seeks the creation of another municipality in the province. Sarangani Rep. Rogelio Pacquiao said House Bill 1013 or “An Act Creating the Municipality of Malandag in the Province of Sarangani” has […].....»»

Category: newsSource:  mindanewsRelated NewsJan 16th, 2018

Khan not giving up on Pacquiao fight

MANILA, Philippines – British fighter Amir Khan is still hoping to get in the ring with Manny Pacquiao someday......»»

Category: sportsSource:  philstarRelated NewsJan 15th, 2018

Pacquiao may pasabog sa lovelife!

May pasabog si Senador Manny ­Pacquiao, isang araw bago ang ika-39 kaa­rawan ng asawa nitong si Jinkee. Ang rebelasyon ay ginawa ni Pacquiao nang mag-guest ito noong Biyernes, Enero 12, sa isang programa sa PTV-4. Dahil magbi-birthday ang misis ay inusisa si Pacman sa lovelife ng host ng show. Pero ikinagulat ng mga televiewer at… link: Pacquiao may pasabog sa lovelife!.....»»

Category: newsSource:  manilainformerRelated NewsJan 14th, 2018

Lacson cautions Pacquiao on death penalty bill

SENATOR Panfilo Lacson yesterday advised Sen. Manny Pacquiao not to rush a vote on the death penalty bill as he urged him to first get the pulse of their colleagues. At the moment, Lacson said, the death penalty bill will likely lose in the plenary. “Kung ako si Senator Pacquiao,….....»»

Category: newsSource:  journalRelated NewsJan 12th, 2018

The next Pacquiao

With Manny Pacquiao now in the twilight of a storybook boxing career, the search is underway for his successor or at least someone who can even come close to.....»»

Category: sportsSource:  philstarRelated NewsJan 12th, 2018

HEADS UP: 10 sporting events to watch out for in 2018

2017 has come and gone, and it delivered some exciting sporting moments that has every sports fan clamoring for more. Worry not, though, as 2018 looks primed to satisfy even the most die-hard Pinoy sports aficionado with its bevy of local and international sporting events. Let's welcome the upcoming year with 10 of the most exciting sporting events to watch out for this 2018.   NCAA 93 & UAAP 80 VOLLEYBALL The cagers are out, and the spikers are in. Volleyball season begins this January 4 with NCAA season 93, followed by the 81st season of the UAAP this February. NCAA volleybelles are once again ready to take center court, and the defending women's champion Arellano University Lady Chiefs, led by heavy hitters Jovie Prado and Regine Arocha are banking on their undisputed team play to propel them to another title. Playing inspired volleyball throughout the season, the Lady Chiefs stunned the thrice-to-beat San Sebastian Lady Stags in the Finals last year, ultimately ending Grethcel Soltones' collegiate career with a dud. Rising stars like San Beda's Ces Racraquin, JRU's Karen Montojo also make the upcoming NCAA volleyball season worth waiting for. UAAP volleyball begins a month later the NCAA tournament, but expect the field to be even more tumultuous. With no clear-cut number 2 team to challenge the two-time defending champions DLSU Lady Spikers, it will be a toss-up against basically the other seven schools to step up. Dangerous squads include the much-improved Adamson Lady Falcons, last year's pleasant surprise UST, the dynastic Ateneo Lady Eagles, and the intact NU Lady Bulldogs and FEU Lady Tamaraws. NBA ALL-STAR GAME & 2018 NBA FINALS The annual showcase of the NBA's brightest stars just got a major revamp. That's right, the league has done away with the traditional East-West teams, and will now have a playground-type pool selection of players between its two captains when the exhibition tips off in Los Angeles. This raises a lot of interesting questions: Will the captains pick their teammates or will they go with a more controversial pick and select a rival? Will we able to know the order of the draft? Will this actually work in making the game better? While answers to those questions might not be answered until a few months, one thing's for sure, the NBA Finals, the spectacle that actually counts, will be epic. Will we be treated to Golden State Warriors vs Cleveland Cavaliers Pt. 4? Or will another squad swoop in to spoil the party? The league has indeed improved, with surprising teams like the Milwaukee Bucks, the Indiana Pacers, the Detroit Pistons out in the East already staking claim to playoff spots, and the Wild, Wild, West staying true to its monicker. The Houston Rockets and the perennial powerhouse San Antonio Spurs are still the favorites to pull the rug under the Warriors, while the Oklahoma City Thunder is right behind. Either way, with months of hoops already invested in it, the NBA Finals will surely be another explosive one, as it always is.   HOMECOMING QUEEN Alyssa Valdez spent the majority of 2017 overseas, spreading her wings in Taiwan with volleyball club Attack Line. This 2018 though, The Phenom plans on staying in the Philippines, armed with two year’s worth of international experience to focus on her home club team in the Creamline Cool Smashers.  "Next year, I'm planning to focus sa Creamline. Just this year, I travelled a lot talaga. They supported me throughout, esepcially doon sa National Team stint ko. They sacrificed a lot for me talaga. I think I have to focus sa team ko talaga,” she said last week.Alyssa Valdez just got scarier.   PINOY HOOP DREAMS: REMY MARTIN, KOBE PARAS  Two proudly Pinoy ballers based in the U.S. set out this 2018 to continue shooting for our island nation’s humble hoop dreams. Kobe Paras is still serving residency this 2017-2018 season with the California State University-Northridge Matadors, but his development is sure to be a joy to watch. The 6’6” Pinoy swingman accomplished a tour of duty with Gilas Pilipinas earlier in the year, and many Pinoys saw why we should all be excited about high-flying forward. Remy Martin, a 5’11” point guard dazzled in his first few games with the Arizona State Sun Devils, with his athleticism, explosiveness and feisty defense. The Filipino-American cager is proud of his roots and hopes to represent flag and country with Gilas Pilipinas in the future.   WHO (OR WHAT) IS NEXT FOR MANNY PACQUIAO? The never-ending saga of what’s next for Manny Pacquiao looks like it'll seep into 2018.  Following a rather controversial loss to Australian boxer Jeff Horn, Pacquiao has been “courting” the likes of Floyd Mayweather Jr. for a rematch, even taking to Instagram to ”greet” MMA superstar Conor McGregor before finally admitting that he’s been in talks with the Irish fighter’s camp. Whether he actually retires from boxing for good, or takes on another foe in the squared circle, one thing’s for sure: we’ll all have our eyes on Manny Pacquiao’s next move.   2018 WORLD CUP RUSSIA™ After four years, the best of world football will once again converge, this time in Russia to crown the Kings of the beautiful sport. The stage is set, the groups are finalized, and the 32 squads are promising the best 30-day football extravaganza in the hopes of dethroning defending champions Germany this June. Some group stage clashes to look out for are Germany vs Mexico, England vs Belgium, Portugal vs Spain, to name a few. June couldn’t come soon enough.   CHRISTIAN STANDHARDINGER'S PBA DEBUT No PBA rookie has probably come into the league as pro-ready as the Filipino-German standout Christian Standhardinger. The 6’9” big man was the consensus top overall pick of the 2017 PBA draft, and was also at the center of the controversial trade that sent Kia Picanto’s rights to the number 1 selection to the already-dominant San Miguel. While the trade did go down, so did former commissioner Chito Narvasa. Standhardinger’s entry to the PBA has come at a cost, but San Miguel is more than ready to wait one more conference to bulk up their already stacked squad. Seeing Standharinger play alongside 6’11” center and reigning MVP June Mar Fajardo, versatile forward Arwind Santos, and the Beermen’s bevy of guards in Alex Cabagnot, Marcio Lassiter, and Chris Ross, is definitely a sight to see, just look at how he's tearing it up in the ASEAN Basketball League.    2018 ASIAN GAMES INDONESIA The Philippines’ less than stellar performance at the 2017 Southeast Asian Games was met with widespread flak. Not directed at our athletes however, but aimed at our sports development and governing body for its subpar work in getting our sports representatives ready. While the 2018 Asian Games isn’t so far away, a handful of Pinoy medalists from the SEA Games are going into the continental meet with high hopes. After dominating the SEA Games’ triathlon event, our Filipino endurance athletes, led by gold medalists Kim Mangrobang, and Nikko Huelgas, are once again primed to take home hardware. Marathoner Mary Joy Tabal, and boxers John Marvin, and Eumir Marcial, all gold medalists at Malaysia, are all bright spots that could soon unravel into full-fledged stars come 2018.   GILAS PILIPINAS IN THE FIBA WORLD CUP QUALIFIERS It’s official, basketball is coming home to the Philippines this 2023 by way of the FIBA World Cup, but Gilas Pilipinas will first have to try its luck in the 2019 meet. After dealing with Chinese Taipei and Japan this 2017 for a perfect 2-0 slate in the qualifiers, Gilas Pilipinas still has to face the Japanese anew, and the powerhouse Australian team early in 2018. A good showing against these squads will help Gilas strengthen its bid to international basketball’s biggest stage before we actually host the event in six years’ time.   UAAP 81 BASKETBALL UAAP season 80 just came to an end, but the next season just got way more interesting. Aside from the title defense of the intact Ateneo Blue Eagles and their ongoing rivalry with La Salle, a certain move by a coach has shaken up the league. With Aldin Ayo reportedly accepting the job as the new head coach of the struggling University of Sto. Tomas, we might just be witnesses to the rebirth of the once proud basketball program under the fiery mentor. That, and the way the DLSU Green Archers can adjust from the departure of Ayo and former two-time MVP Ben Mbala, key cogs to their season 79 championship run. The tight race for the MVP award will also be one to watch, with Mbala gone, it’s up to the local stars to step up to the challenge......»»

Category: sportsSource:  abscbnRelated NewsDec 31st, 2017

Manny Pacquiao and Topex Robinson headline part two of “The Final Score”

Filipino boxing legend Sen. Manny Pacquiao and LPU head coach Topex Robinson headline the second part of ABS-CBN S+A’s two-part year-ender special “The Final Score” which will air on New Year’s Day (January 1) at 10 pm on S+A and S+A HD. Anchored by TJ Manotoc and Dyan Castillejo, the special looks back at the momentous championships and memorable athletic performances that made 2017 a memorable year in sports with exclusive in-depth interviews withPacquiao, LPU Pirates head coach Topex Robinson for the episode airing on New Year’s Day (January 1).  The second part, dubbed “#Redemption,” features Topex and “People’s Champion” Pacquiao, who will share the challenges they faced in their respective disciplines. The former SSC-R Stag will recount the hard work they put in ahead of the Pirates’ historic season, his unusual coaching methods off the court, and the pain and lessons learned after their Finals loss to defending champions San Beda Red Lions. Manny, on the other hand, will reminisce about the highs of his career and how his stinging defeat at the hands of Jeff “The Brisbane Hornet” Horn this year made him tougher in life and inside the ring. Aside from that, “#Redemption” will also give spotlight to the biggest upsets in the sporting world this year, and the NBA Finals last June that saw the Golden State Warriors take the NBA crown back from the Cleveland Cavaliers. In the special's first part "#Trending" that aired on Christmas night (December 25), "The Final Score" talked to two of the most talked about athletes this year --- Thirdy Ravena, Ateneo De Manila’s King Eagle, and Ricci Rivero, the most tweeted athlete of 2017 in the entire Philippines and gave a rundown of the trending moments in the UAAP Season 80 Men’s Basketball Tournament. Don’t miss the second and final part of S+A’s year-end special, “The Final Score,” airing on New Year’s Day (January 1) at 10 pm on S+A and S+A HD with sports anchors TJ Manotoc and Dyan Castillejo . For more information, schedules, and stories, go online visit ABS-CBN’s sports hub sports.abs-cbn.com, and follow their official social media accounts on Facebook and Twitter (@ABSCBNSports)......»»

Category: sportsSource:  abscbnRelated NewsDec 29th, 2017

Pacquiao named Seoul Global Ambassador, to have boxing match on ‘Infinite Challenge’

Senator and boxing champ Manny Pacquiao has been named Seoul Global Ambassador to strengthen ties between Seoul and the Philippines. #BeFullyInformed Pacquiao named Seoul Global Ambassador, to have boxing match on ‘Infinite Challenge’ Senator and boxing champ Manny Pacquiao has been named Seoul Global Ambassador to strengthen ties between Seoul and the Philippines. Source link: Pacquiao named Seoul Global Ambassador, to have boxing match on ‘Infinite Challenge’.....»»

Category: newsSource:  manilainformerRelated NewsDec 28th, 2017

Pacquiao named Seoul’s global ambassador

MANILA, Philippines – Manny Pacquiao has been appointed as Seoul global ambassador for his leading role in enhancing the relationship and exchanges between S.....»»

Category: sportsSource:  philstarRelated NewsDec 27th, 2017

The next Manny Pacquiao? No, he s the first Jerwin Ancajas

MANILA, Philippines – It isn’t often that you’ll find the best boxer in the building in the corner, handling a spit bucket like an upstart assistant paying his dues. But that’s where Jerwin Ancajas was for much of this night in mid-December, helping out young prospects who are ........»»

Category: newsSource:  rapplerRelated NewsDec 27th, 2017

Manny Pacquiao mulls next opponent for comeback

MANILA, Philippines — Manny Pacquiao stating that he wants to fight in April has put Jeff Horn’s immediate plans, momentarily, on hold......»»

Category: sportsSource:  philstarRelated NewsDec 26th, 2017

Manny Pacquiao delivers in Senate, too

MANILA, Philippines — It’s not easy juggling roles as a Senator and professional boxer but somehow, Manny Pacquiao has come across as a proficient time manag.....»»

Category: sportsSource:  philstarRelated NewsDec 25th, 2017

Gerry Peñalosa warns Manny Pacquiao about Aussie champ

MANILA, Philippines — Former two-time world boxing champion Gerry Peñalosa said yesterday he wasn’t impressed by WBO welterweight titlist Jeff Horn’s recent.....»»

Category: sportsSource:  philstarRelated NewsDec 20th, 2017

Remembering Pacquiao-Marquez 4

It’s been about five years and two weeks since the day Manny Pacquiao got knocked out by archrival Juan Manuel Marquez in Las Vegas, in what was their pivotal fourth showdown. After Pacquiao took a wicked right from Marquez who looked like he was losing, the Filipino boxing great lay motionless and the whole nation [...] The post Remembering Pacquiao-Marquez 4 appeared first on The Manila Times Online......»»

Category: newsSource:  manilatimesRelated NewsDec 20th, 2017

Duterte Thinks Pacquiao Should Be the Next Philippine President

Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte repeated statements he made a year ago regarding boxing legend and current senator, Manny Pacquiao: ”Gusto kita gawing presidente” adding, “alam mo kaya mo” (I want to make you president—you know you can handle it). It was at Pacquiao’s 39th birthday celebration, held at the packed KCC convention center in General Santos City ........»»

Category: newsSource:  philnewsRelated NewsDec 19th, 2017

Marquez claims turning down $100M for 5th Pacquiao fight

MANILA, Philippines — No amount of money can convince Juan Manuel Marquez to fight archrival Manny Pacquiao for the fifth time......»»

Category: sportsSource:  philstarRelated NewsDec 19th, 2017

Duterte to fire 90 police for corruption

PRESIDENT Rodrigo Duterte plans to fire 90 police officers over allegations of corruption, saying this was a continuation of his government’s purge of the ranks of law enforcers. Addressing guests during the birthday party of Sen. Emmanuel “Manny” Pacquiao in General Santos City on Sunday night, Duterte said he would not tolerate “gangsters” at the [...] The post Duterte to fire 90 police for corruption appeared first on The Manila Times Online......»»

Category: newsSource:  manilatimes_netRelated NewsDec 19th, 2017