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By Joaquin Henson | Updated September 21, 2017 - 12:09am

High-flying Fil-Am Chris Ellis said yesterday non-stop muscle twitching is keeping him sleepless at night as he battles the effects of leptospirosis, a bacterial disease, but vowed to come back as “the best player in the world” with his PBA contract expiring this month.

By Joaquin Henson | Updated September 14, 2017 - 12:24am

Two-time UAAP Finals MVP Jeron Teng said yesterday he’s excited to suit up for Chooks To Go under Gilas head coach Chot Reyes at the FIBA Asia Champions Cup in Chenzhou, China, on Sept. 22-30 with the goal of not only contributing to win the crown but also to prepare for his entry into the PBA next season.

By Joaquin Henson | Updated September 8, 2017 - 12:08am

Sen. Manny Pacquiao said yesterday his rematch with WBO welterweight champion Jeff Horn of Australia remains under negotiation and he’s optimistic of finalizing a deal to make it happen at the 55,000-seat Philippine Arena in Bulacan late this year.

By Joaquin Henson | Updated September 8, 2017 - 12:08am

SBP executive director Sonny Barrios is hoping that someday, FIBA will allow DNA testing as a way to establish heritage in granting eligibility for a dual citizen to play for the country of choice as a local, regardless of when a passport was issued, and not as a naturalized import.

By Joaquin Henson | Updated September 6, 2017 - 12:14am

Reigning UAAP senior men’s basketball MVP Ben Mbala may miss up to two games in Season 80 that starts Saturday but said his experience with the Cameroon national team in the FIBA AfroBasket Cup will go a long way in preparing him for La Salle’s bid to win back-to-back crowns.

By Joaquin Henson | Updated September 5, 2017 - 12:17am

The schedule of the FIBA six-window, home-and-away qualifiers for the 2019 FIBA World Cup may force Gilas to consider forming a Fil-foreign pool from which to pick a naturalized player.

By Joaquin Henson | Updated September 4, 2017 - 12:18am

GAB chairman Abraham Mitra yesterday set a target date of Sept. 18 for the effectivity of the Memorandum of Agreement (MOA) that the government agency signed with the Department of Health (DOH) to provide free medical examinations for boxers applying for a license or a renewal.

By Joaquin Henson | Updated September 2, 2017 - 12:05pm

Southeast Asia’s first and only Winter Olympic figure skater Michael Martinez said the other day he took a huge risk in introducing his new routine with fresh choreography at the recent SEA Games in Kuala Lumpur and while the performance didn’t merit the gold medal, it was a significant upgrade in terms of degree of difficulty to prepare for the future.

By Joaquin Henson | Updated September 1, 2017 - 12:13am

Sen. Manny Pacquiao said the other day he’s exploring the possibility of staging his rematch with WBO welterweight champion Jeff Horn in the country on Nov. 12 and disclosed a training timetable to start next week.

By Joaquin Henson | Updated August 31, 2017 - 12:46am

Veteran WBA-licensed boxing referee/judge Silvestre Abainza said yesterday Manny Pacquiao will beat Jeff Horn decisively in their planned rematch if it’s officiated according to the rules without tolerating the Australian’s illegal roughhousing tactics.