Undefeated Algieri tests mettle of Pacquiao

Undefeated Algieri tests mettle of Pacquiao

WBO welterweight champion Manny Pacquiao puts his title and his legacy on the line as he takes on the undefeated Chris Algieri in the morning of November 23 at The Venetian Macao.

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The 35-year old Pacquiao sports a record of 56 wins, 38 of them by knockout, five losses, and two draws. On the other hand, the 30-year old American challenger has won all of his 20 bouts, eight of them finishing…

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Can Gilas win gold at the 2014 Asian Games?

Can Gilas win gold at the 2014 Asian Games?

Philippines Men`s Basketball Team  (Photo taken from Smart Gilas FB Page)

After an inspiring run at the recent 2014 FIBA Basketball World Cup, the Philippine men’s basketball team returns to action once more as the Gilas Pilipinas compete at the 17th Asian Games Incheon 2014.

The Philippines is grouped with Asian champion Iran and Group B top qualifier India. A win here propels the Gilas to the next round.

Taking the place of Andray Blatche and Jayson William from the…

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Takeaways from the Gilas Pilipinas’ performance at the 2014 FIBA Basketball World Cup

Takeaways from the Gilas Pilipinas’ performance at the 2014 FIBA Basketball World Cup

Photo screen shot from Davey Langit Twitter Account

Photo screen shot from Davey Langit Twitter Account

  • The lineup is designed to dribble-drive and kick as well as to push the ball when the opportunity presents itself. Kamikaze small ball is what I call it. Nevertheless, forcing it inside in a halfcourt situation is a death sentence because of our obvious height mismatch, and that is why slashers like Paul Dalistan and Jayson William are forced to…

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Stanley Pringle lands as first pick of 2014 PBA draft

Stanley Pringle lands as first pick of 2014 PBA draft

Photo by Jerome Ascano | Spin.ph

Photo by Jerome Ascano | Spin.ph

 

 

 

 

Save for some draft day trades, the 2014 PBA rookie draft did not elicit much drama as Stanley Pringle was expectedly taken off the board by GlobalPort as this year’s first overall pick. The Batang Pier followed this up by trading for San Mig Coffee’s first round pick to nab Anthony Semerad.

Pringle was followed by Gilas Cadet players Kevin Alas…

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Shaquille O’Neal Once Made a 3-Pointer in the NBA

Shaquille O’Neal Once Made a 3-Pointer in the NBA

Originally posted on NESN.com:

Shaquille O’Neal has made 11,196 career baskets. Not surprisingly, 11,195 of which have been 2-pointers.

On Feb. 26, 1996, in a game against Milwaukee Bucks, Shaq received the ball well beyond the arc and hurled it towards the hoop. The ball somehow went in off the glass — not that he called it.

O’Neal has taken just 22 3-point attempts over the course of his…

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2014-15 NBA season tips off on October 28

2014-15 NBA season tips off on October 28

The new NBA season is just less than two and a half months away as the 2014-15 regular season kicks off with three games on October 29, Philippine time.

Photo screenshot from NBA Philippines

Photo screenshot from NBA Philippines

Opening the hostilities are a pair of matches involving the reigning champions San Antonio Spurs going up against Texas rival Dallas Mavericks and the New Orleans Pelicans hosting the Orlando Magic. Then, it…

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Allen Iverson returns to PHL with “All In” charity event

Allen Iverson returns to PHL with “All In” charity event

Former NBA all-star Allen Iverson will return to the Philippines this November 3-5 for the “All In” charity tour. This will be his second trip to the country after his visit back in 1998.

“The Answer” was one of the most prolific scorers at the NBA and is considered by ESPN as the fifth best NBA shooting guard of all time.

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Iverson’s itinerary include a basketball clinic at the…

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Where will Gilas finish at the 2014 FIBA World Cup?

Where will Gilas finish at the 2014 FIBA World Cup?

Just a few more weeks before the much anticipated 2014 FIBA Basketball World Cup begins, and the discussions about the tournament has picked up now that the teams taking part in that competition are deep in preparation. How far can our Gilas Pilipinas go?

Photo credits: Jerome Ascano | spin.ph

The Philippines starts off its campaign against Croatia, followed by another European contender in Greece. The Filipinos will then go up…

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