WBA regular welterweight champion Lucas Matthysse (39-5, 36 KOs) was trying to make sense of his 7th round blowout loss to Manny Pacquiao (60-7-2, 39 KOs) last Saturday night. The fight took place at the Axiata Arena in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia.
Alexander Gustafsson couldn’t help but praise Daniel Cormier for his knockout win over Stipe Miocic at UFC 226.
Despite Alexander Gustafsson being one of Daniel Cormier’s biggest rivals in the light heavyweight division, ‘The Mauler’ had no problem giving credit to ‘DC’ after his historic win over Stipe Miocic at UFC 226.
Next step, get them inside the Octagon.
The world tuned in to see France and Croatia in the 2018 FIFA World Cup Final at the Luzhniki Stadium in Moscow, Russia. In an absolutely thrilling contest, France defeated the surprise first-time finalists 4-2, giving them their second World Cup triumph in their history.
The Lakers may have signed LeBron James, but that didn't immediately guarantee a title for Los Angeles. They still need to get past the rest of the West and that means going through the Warriors. The entire NBA has been spending the last couple of seasons trying to figure out a formula to take Golden State down.
While the 19-year-old is the poster boy for France’s new crop of talent, the make-up of the squad suggests they have the youth and firepower to dominate international football for years to come.
The average age of a fine back four of Benjamin Pavard, Raphael Varane, Samuel Umtiti and Lucas Hernandez is just 23.
Former eight division world champion Manny Pacquiao (60-7-2, 39 KOs) scored his first knockout in nine years since 2009 in stopping a completely shot looking WBA ‘regular’ welterweight champion Lucas Matthysse (39-5, 36 KOs) in the 7th round on Saturday night to win the World Boxing Association secondary 147 lb. title at the Axiata Arena in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia.
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Gatorade Philippines recently welcomed Scottie Thompson of Barangay Ginebra as the latest addition to their growing roster of star athletes. Sports’ biggest names such as Thompson’s Ginebra teammate LA Tenorio, UP Fighting Maroons Guard Ricci Rivero, NU Bulldogs Alumnus Jjhay Alejandro, and Volleyball Superstar Alyssa Valdez are just some of the names representing the popular sports drink.
July 1 2018, MANILA, PHILIPPINES – Back-to-back NBA champion and Finals MVP Kevin Durant of the Golden State Warriors is scheduled to visit Manila on Sunday, July 8 and share his stories of self-belief and uncompromising drive to Filipino basketball fans no matter what circumstances they face in life.
Filipino Jelvis Arandela Calvelo settled for 3rd overall in the 2017 Canadian Open Chess Championship (Under 2200 section) at the Sault College in Sault Ste. Marie, Ontario, Canada.
The Dasmarinas, Cavite native Calvelo tallied 7.0 points on six wins, 2 draws and a loss in 9 outings. The said event was held last July 6 to 16, 2017.Read more ...
Running Olympian sets new Philippine record for 21K race
Ottawa, Canada – Logging another record-breaking feat, MILO Marathon Queen Mary Joy Tabal has clinched first place in the women’s division of the half marathon category of the Ottawa Race. The elite runner from Cebu not only bested her personal record, she also marked a significant milestone for breaking the Philippine record time for the 21K race. The Ottawa Race slot was Tabal’s grand prize for winning the 40th National MILO Marathon National Finals in Iloilo last 2016.Read more ...
VANCOUVER, CANADA - The new year always brings new hope, opportunities, and changes. “Move” looks like the theme of 2017.
In Vancouver, British Columbia, Filipinos and Canadians make their new year’s resolutions and express their hopes for the year of the fire rooster.
OPM star Joey Albert who is now based in Canada prays for more concerts in Manila and more quality time for her two daughters who are both athletes.Read more ...
Top Rank promoter Bob Arum is interested in moving several of his top fighters – Terence Crawford, Vasyl Lomachenko and Tim Bradley – to Showtime Boxing in order to get them fight dates. According to Arum, HBO doesn’t have the available budget to get fight dates for all of these guys.
THIS is a match-up of the highest calibre. After winning a world title at lightweight against Ricky Burns, and subsequently defending in style against Yuriorkis Gamboa and Ray Beltran, Terence Crawford stepped up to super-lightweight to win the WBO title there.
SISMUNDO READY FOR THE BIGGEST FIGHT OF HIS LIFE ON JULY 30
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19 July 2016 - MANILA: Mario Sismundo, who will fight on July 30 for the World Series of Fighting Global Championship 3: Philippines vs. the World card at the Smart Araneta Coliseum, says that he is more than just Manny Pacquiao’s doppelgänger.
Mario, who once doubled for Manny Pacquiao for a TV commercial, and also hails from General Santos City, also has plans of his own to be a world-renowned fighter.
The resemblance is striking, in fact, when he trains at Fitbox Gym in Makati, he is often mistaken as Manny Pacquiao.
Sismundo says, “Sobrang na inspire ako na kamukha ko si Manny Pacquiao kasi yung kamukha ko o kahawig ko ay di ordinaryong tao, kungdi, sikat sa buong mundo dahil sa kanyang galing sa boxing, at isa pa siyang Senador ngayon. Baka sa pagtiyatiyaga at sipag sa mga laban ko, isang araw, masundan ko rin ang yapak ng idolo ko.”
Sismundo continues, “Malaking bagay na nakasali ako sa ganitong kalaking organization, na galing pating Amerika. Tulad sa akin, na galing sa General Santos City na matagal nang naghintay ng pagkakataon makalaban sa malaking audience, malaking bagay po talaga. Matagal ko po itong pinangarap at dinasal.”
This will be Mario Sismundo’s biggest fight in his entire boxing and MMA career, fighting for the first time in a 15,000-seater stadium in Quezon City, alongside fighters from all over the world.
Sismundo says that his family, specially his father, has been supportive of his career all this time.
It is bittersweet though that at the biggest fight of his life, wherein his fight will be the co-main event on July 30, that his father won’t be able to watch it since he passed away just weeks ago.
“Sa pinakamalaking laban ng buhay ko, na matagal niyang hinintay, wala na siya…pero hindi iyon hadlang para ako manghina o mawalan ng gana lumaban, bagkos, lalo ko pang pag-iigihan ang training ko para manalo sa laban na ito, dahil inaalay ko sa kanya ang laban na ito”, Sismundo says.
“At alam ko kahit wala na ang aking ama, manonood siya kahit nasa ibang mundo na siya”, adds Sismundo.
WSOF-GC will host WSOF-GC 3 Philippines at Smart Araneta Coliseum on July 30, 2016. Tickets start at PHP300 with ringside seats available for PHP4000. Tickets are now on sale at http://www.etix.com/ticket/p/2988982/wsof-global-championship-3philippines-quezon-city-smart-araneta-coliseum. Smart Araneta Coliseum has been host to many great events over the years, but is most notably known for Ali vs Frazier III ‘The Thrilla in Manila’.
Top Rank Boxing CEO Bob Arum recently took a handful of swipes at the UFC, claiming not only that the promotion is paying off lobbyists to avoid added government regulation but also that drug use in the sport far outweighed that of boxing.
The Philippines' Blu Girls Softball Team beat strong opponent Czech Republic to remain in the top 16.
The team is in Surrey, BC to compete against 30 other counties.
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Maple Grove City, Minnesota - DUHA ka mga NBA players ang gipili-an si Jimmy Butler o si D'Angelo Russell, kini ang gitutokan karon pag-ayo ni Tom "Thibs" Thibodeau ang bag-ong head coach ug president sa Basketball Operations sa Minnesota Timberwolves.
Sa ni-aging semana nagbansiwag sa mga Mantalaan sa Minnesota State ug Online news ang taho nga si Chicago Bulls guard/forward Butler ang gitinguha sa Timberwolves management nga mahitapo sa Land of Ten Thousand Lakes Minnesota team bugti sa no. 5 overall pick sa rookie drafting sunod semana.
By Robbie Pangilinan
Robert Gerard Nazal II, president of YSA Skin Care Corporation, is the new President of Rotary Club of Sta. Mesa, Quezon City. He will assume leadership following the awards night at the One Shangri-la Place, Ortigas on July 27.
The month-long festivities capped off with the inauguration and oathtaking of Mayor-elect Cristina Gonzales-Romualdez and the members of the local city government on June 30.
By Michael Angelo S. Murillo
ITS second game against Australia in the FIBA World Cup Asian Qualifiers does not come until after its match against Chinese Taipei on Friday but Gilas Pilipinas has its sights on the Boomers, vowing to give the latter a better showing when they next meet.Read more ...
THE Rain or Shine (ROS) Elasto Painters are already assured of finishing at no. 1 at the end of the elimination round of the Philippine Basketball Association (PBA) Commissioner’s Cup after securing their ninth win in 10 matches with a 106-99 overtime victory over the Meralco Bolts on Sunday at the Smart Araneta Coliseum.Read more ...
TOP streetball action takes front and center starting today as the FIBA 3×3 World Cup begins at the Philippine Arena in Bocaue, Bulacan.
Forty teams, 20 each for the men’s and women’s division, take part in the tournament happening until June 12 for the right to be called world champions.Read more ...
SEEMINGLY found their footing after a rough start to the Philippine Basketball Association (PBA) Commissioner’s Cup, the defending champions San Miguel Beermen look to extend the winning run they are currently having when they collide with the Columbian Dyip in the 7 p.m. main game today at the Smart Araneta Coliseum.Read more ...
By Michael Angelo S. Murillo
THE NLEX Road Warriors played their first game in the Philippine Basketball Association (PBA) Commissioner’s Cup without prized rookie Kiefer Ravena on Wednesday night but still managed to book a win on a collective effort, defeating and keeping the Blackwater Elite winless, 93-89.Read more ...
By Michael Angelo S. Murillo
FEARS of Gilas Pilipinas player Kiefer Ravena failing a doping test by FIBA were confirmed last night as the Samahang Basketbol ng Pilipinas made the formal announcement.Read more ...