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05 Jan 2017
Former Manila Mayor Mel Lopez.
A simple bunch of the vegetable malunggay, trusted health enhancer among poor folks around the wet market, now costs P10. It used to be only P5.
“Wala ng limang piso,” cried the thin, d
Unfinished business next for Pacquiao
03 Jan 2017
TRAINER Freddie Roach calls it a tough, dangerous fight but, strictly speaking, the famous handler of Manny Pacquiao has directly tagged world light welterweight king Terence Crawford as one big unfinished business.
Who’s our biggest sports newsmaker?
31 Dec 2016
THE year in Philippines sports was a heady high-and-low mix of victory and defeat, triumph and tragedy, but what remained to be determined was whether or not lifter Hidilyn Diaz, who snatched a silver medal
Heroism shines through holiday storm
28 Dec 2016
There was an advice, a request actually, for one joyful sports item in time for the holidays: Try something less scathing, confrontational, in keeping with the Christmas spirit.
Well, the closest event available was the
Tragic Hopkins, 51, still the big story
20 Dec 2016
BERNARD Hopkins crashed out of boxing in tragic fashion. The Executioner was slaughtered, knocked out from the ring by a killer barrage in the neutral corner. He landed on his head against the concrete floor.
It was a d
Pacquiao vs Crawford: Next, later or never?
18 Dec 2016
There are many fans of Manny Paquiao who have started wondering if the Filipino boxing superhero is still interested in fighting the unbeaten WBO junior welterweight champion Terence Crawford (30 wins, 21 KOs).
Does Pacman want ‘TC’ too?
14 Dec 2016
Lead Fighter of the Year candidate Terence Crawford, with his vast edge in skill and power, could’ve turned his third fight this year into a clinical punching picnic. He instead opted to thrill the home crowd in his nati
Come catch the Last Full Show
10 Dec 2016
THERE’S a color portrait of the late National Artist for Literature Franz Arcellana, sparkling in its uniqueness, that will be worth digging for in the Last Full Show retrospective exhibit of the premier multi-awarded painter Danilo Dalena that opens today at the Cultural Center of the Philippines.
Is Philippine boxing really dying?
07 Dec 2016
THE new chairman of the Games and Amusements Board, Abraham Mitra, has been quoted as saying Philippine boxing was dying.
It could not be determined if that was an official declaration; or if he made the statement upon his retur
Twin Vegas shame and scandal
03 Dec 2016
There was the hideous partisanship of the judges that dealt the sharp and strong Russian boxer Sergei Kovalev his first defeat. Kovalev, who scored a knockdown and was dominant, also got robbed of his world light heavyweight