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No question, Donnie Nietes was the superior fighter as he easily outpointed fading former WBC lightflyweight champion Edgar Sosa of Mexico in their 12-round bout at the StubHub Center in Carson, California, last Saturday (Sunday morning, Manila time).

All told, it takes roughly 15,000 to 25,000 hours of weights and skills training, another few thousand hours of travel, and hundreds of competitions to create a world-class athlete. And that is with little guarantee of success, considering how circumstances can even affect your chances, no matter how brilliant you are.

The 10th Mikhail Tahl Memorial, the strongest invitational tournament in  the year’s third quarter, starts today at the  Museum of Russian Impressionism in the  Kremlin’s capital city of Moscow.

Olympic silver medalist Hidilyn Diaz poses with President Duterte during a courtesy call in Davao City on Thursday night. | Ace Morandante/PPD
Olympic silver medalist Hidilyn Diaz became P2 million richer after President Duterte announced he is giving the weightlifter the said amount for bringing honor to the country.

	Hidilyn Diaz, of the Philipines, competes in the women's 53kg weightlifting competition at the 2016 Summer Olympics in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, Sunday, Aug. 7, 2016. Diaz won the silver medal. | AP Photo/Mike Groll
 Weightlifter Hidilyn Diaz shook up the Philippine sports scene early Monday after winning the country’s first medal at the 2016 Olympics in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil.
Manny Pacquiao works on the mitts with trainer Freddie Roach in this file photo.
Manny Pacquiao and Freddie Roach cap each mitt workout with a 30-second routine wherein the Filipino icon continuously hits the pads in an effort to boost hand speed and reinforce his upper body.
Manny Pacquiao grants an interview upon landing at the Los Angeles International Airport last weekend to resume his training. | Top Rank photo
Manny Pacquiao arrived in Los Angeles over the weekend to resume the rest of his training for his third showdown with Timothy Bradley next month.
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PBA Commissioner's Cup

February 13, 2016 (Saturday)

Game 1: Smart-Araneta Coliseum 3:00 PM


Game 2: Smart-Araneta Coliseum 5:15 PM



 It was an incredible 94-90 win by the Letran Knights over the San Beda Red Lions in Game One of the NCAA Season 91 Men’s Basketball Finals.

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