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Negotiations are now underway for ALA fighters Donnie Nietes and Milan Melindo to figure in world title bouts sooner than later with April the probable month when they make their bids for the throne.

The Blackwater team in the PBA is called the Elite and in the last two seasons, owner Dioceldo Sy’s squad has hardly lived up to its nickname. Blackwater’s record in the past six conferences has been abysmal. The squad posted an overall mark of 4-19 in its maiden campaign in 2014-15, going 0-11 in the Philippine Cup, 3-8 in the Commissioner’s Cup and 1-10 in the Governors Cup.

Once again, Top Rank founder Bob Arum has managed to turn the sporting world on its head, announcing a demanding four-fight “farewell tour” for WBO welterweight champion Sen. Manny Pacquiao. In a surprising statement, Arum said the plans are to have Pacquiao fight at four different sites in four different countries between now and the end of the year.

	Kiefer Ravena, who is currently training in the US, recently suited up in the Drew League, a popular pro-am league. | Photo from Drew League's Twitter account
Kiefer Ravena continues to grind it out in practice with the NBA D-League’s Texas Legend, which enlisted him as a “developmental player.”

	Manny Pacquiao, left, and Jessie Vargas face each other during a news conference in Beverly Hills, Calif., on Thursday, Sept. 8, 2016., about their WBO welterweight title fight scheduled for November 5. | AP Photo/Damian Dovarganes
In a little over a week, Manny Pacquiao is returning to the ring against WBO welterweight champion Jessie Vargas.
Manny Pacquiao works the mitts with Freddie Roach in this file photo.
Some may think that Manny Pacquiao has already seen better days. Freddie Roach disagrees.
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.
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Philippine Cup

Jan. 14, 2017 (Saturday)

Iloilo City

1st Game |  7:00 PM



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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