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The Truth: Brandon Vera crowned as inaugural ONE Championship heavyweight king

Tuesday, 15 December 2015 | Written by
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Filipino-American fighter Brandon “The Truth” Vera turned his pre-fight disappointment into a spectacular 26-second finish of his replacement opponent Paul Cheng of Taiwan, to grab the inaugural heavyweight championship belt of the ONE Championship mixed martial arts (MMA) promotion’s “Spirit of Champions” event last December 11, 2015 at Mall of Asia Arena, Pasay City. Vera, who strongly expressed his disgust…Read More »

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[ONE Championship] Pinoy fans will see biggest fighting event of 2015

Sunday, 29 November 2015 | Written by
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Filipino-American fighter Brandon “The Truth” Vera will return to Manila to fight, but this time for something much bigger at stake – to make history as the first ONE Championship heavyweight champion. Standing in his way inside the cage come December 11, 2015 at the Mall of Asia (MOA) Arena is Chi “Chopper” Lewis-Parry, the 6’9 ft. fighter from London.…Read More »

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UAAP Midseason Report

Friday, 9 October 2015 | Written by
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Fans had to wait for a while before the UAAP season began, but once it did, the league did not disappoint. Teams have played exciting basketball right from the get go, and the games are only going to get better from here on out.  The first round is officially over, and teams are now left with only seven games to…Read More »

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Gilas bows to host team China in FIBA Asia finals

Sunday, 4 October 2015 | Written by
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Gilas Pilipinas ended their resilient FIBA Asia Cup campaign in a heartbreaking loss last Saturday against host team China, 78-67, settling for their second straight silver medal in the competition. The Chinese squad meanwhile took the gold medal and secured a ticket to the 2016 Rio Olympics as they successfully kept the Philippine national team at bay throughout the four…Read More »

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On the rise: Wrestling in the Philippines

Monday, 20 July 2015 | Written by
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by Karlo Silverio Sevilla While still far from world-class, the sport of Olympic-style wrestling in the Philippines has been on a steady climb in recent years. Recently, the Team Philippines wrestling team took home four gold, seven silver, and two bronze medals in the Southeast Asian Wrestling Championships in Singapore.  (The championships were “only” held simultaneously with the 28th Southeast…Read More »

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Mayweather calls Pacquiao ‘sore loser’, withdraws rematch offer

Monday, 11 May 2015 | Written by
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After initially proposing a rematch with Manny Pacquiao, Floyd Mayweather Jr. is now singing a different tune. In quite a turnaround, Mayweather called Pacquiao a “sore loser” and “coward” as he ruled out a second mega fight against the Filipino boxing champ. “Did I text [ESPN’s] Stephen A. Smith and say I will fight him again? Yeah, but I change…Read More »

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NBA rivalries we’d like to see

Friday, 27 March 2015 | Written by
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In a clash between potential championship contenders, the Cleveland Cavaliers visited the Houston Rockets in Texas early this month. They were not loaded with superstars, but they were also led by two best players — James Harden and LeBron James. The game saw James fill the stat sheet with 37 points, eight rebounds, four assists, three steals, and three blocks.…Read More »

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Pacquiao, Mayweather to clash in ‘fight of the century’

Sunday, 22 February 2015 | Written by
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The most anticipated boxing match in history is on as pound-for-pound icons Manny Pacquiao and Floyd Mayweather Jr. announced Saturday their much awaited clash on May 2. The welter weight duel, which has been more than five years in the making, is seen to break financial record and to draw in the biggest viewership in the history of sports. Showtime…Read More »

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Chot Reyes ends stint as Gilas head coach

Wednesday, 12 November 2014 | Written by
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Former Philippine national basketball team head coach Chot Reyes has asked the Samahang Basketbol ng Pilipinas (SBP) selection committee to strike out his name in the shortlist for the next Gilas head coach. In a statement posted on his Twitter account, Reyes said “it is time for me to hand over that wheel.” “I understand the Search Committee is scheduled…Read More »

NU Bulldogs pounce Tams, clinch first UAAP title in 60 years

Thursday, 16 October 2014 | Written by

The National University (NU) Bulldogs basketball team made history on Wednesday night as they defeated the Far Easter University (FEU) Tamaraws 75-59 before a record crowd at the Smart Araneta Coliseum, ending their 60-year championship title drought in the UAAP. NU’s 6-foot-7 Alfred Aroga was named as the Finals MVP, chalking up a double-double (24 points, 18 rebounds) in the…Read More »

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