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The Philippine government has officially withdrawn its interest in hosting the 30th Southeast Asian Games (SEAG) in 2019. The Philippine Sports Commission sent a letter to the Philippine Olympic Committee Friday, informing them of the executive branch’s decision. This means that, regardless of what stage the bidding process is in, the Philippines will no longer participate, for now.

Purists are scandalized at the way Floyd Mayweather Jr. and Conor McGregor are showing disrespect for the sport in promoting their 12-round showdown at the T-Mobile Arena in Las Vegas on Aug. 26. The fighters have gone beyond the limits of decency in trying to draw attention to what has been described as a circus show.

It gets increasingly rare to find someone who started playing basketball before I was born, or even someone who was part of the PBA in its early years. Yet, those of us who have been fans of the game and the league for more than 20 years still seek out some connection with its past.

Manny Pacquiao, left, and Jeff Horn pose for a photo after weighing in, Tuesday, July 1, 2017, in Brisbane, Australia. Pacquiao, is putting his WBO welterweight world title on the line Sunday, July 2, against the 29-year-old Horn. | AP Photo/John Pye
All is set for the Battle of Brisbane as both Manny Pacquiao and Jeff Horn made the weight.
Jeff Horn will fight Manny Pacquiao on July 2 in Brisbane, Australia.
Does Jeff Horn, Manny Pacquiao’s upcoming opponent, remain a mystery to you? Get a glimpse of his fighting style!
Kobe Paras failed to enter the semifinals of the FIBA 3x3 World Cup dunk contest in Nantes, France. | FIBA.com
Kobe Paras failed to advance in the FIBA 3x3 World Cup Dunk contest in Nantes, France on Monday (Tuesday in Manila).

	Jeff Horn is sparring with Filipino boxer Czar Amonsot as part of his preparation for Manny Pacquiao.
While cellphones and cameras are usually prohibited during Manny Pacquiao’s sparring sessions, the same isn’t the case for the camp of Jeff Horn.
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Philippine Cup

Feb. 24, 2017 (Friday)

MOA Arena

Finals Game 1 |  7:00 PM

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The Ateneo de Manila University Blue Eagles exacted revenge on the Adamson Falcons with a 73-67 win to close out the elimination round and bag the second seed and the twice-to-beat advantage in the Final Four.

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