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By Joaquin M. Henson | Updated January 23, 2018 - 11:33pm

Sen. Manny Pacquiao is rumored to be returning to the ring in April this year but nothing’s set in stone for the moment.

By Joaquin M. Henson | Updated January 23, 2018 - 12:22am

Since taking over the Alaska reins in the 2014 PBA Governors Cup, coach Alex Compton has piloted the Aces to four Finals in 10 conferences, a respectable batting clip.

By Joaquin M. Henson | Updated January 21, 2018 - 12:37am

It’s not often that a basketball coach never had the inclination to play the game on a competitive basis. But in newly designated La Salle coach Louie Gonzalez’ case, coaching was what consumed him since his late father Tanny exposed him to the art and science of calling – not hitting – the shots when he was only 14.

By Joaquin M. Henson | Updated January 14, 2018 - 12:38am

If parity is one of the PBA’s key objectives this season, early indicators show positive signs of a more balanced competition in the Philippine Cup with previous low-level teams Blackwater, NLEX and Phoenix making strides in their bid to join the league’s elite circle.

By Joaquin M. Henson | Updated January 9, 2018 - 11:52pm

There’s talk that celebrities with Filipino roots are getting together to play basketball in a side event during the NBA All-Star Weekend in Los Angeles on Feb. 16-18.

By Joaquin M. Henson | Updated January 8, 2018 - 11:43pm

It’s not easy to overwhelm former world boxing champion Nonito Donaire Jr. because nothing fazes him in the ring. He’s won world titles in five weight classes and battled some of the most ferocious punchers in history like Vic Darchinyan, Fernando Montiel, Jorge Arce and Nicholas Walters.

By Joaquin M. Henson | Updated January 5, 2018 - 12:39am

For years, the row in swimming has remained dead in the water, unmoving and unresolved. The NSA is the Philippine Swimming Inc. but its president Mark Joseph appears to be managing things by remote control from an unknown location. The rival Philippine Swimming League , led by former Sen. Nikki Coseteng, is moving forward to develop young homegrown talents even as the PSI refuses to consider the prodigies for the national team.

By Joaquin M. Henson | Updated January 4, 2018 - 12:11am

Here are the next five of our 20 wishes for 2018.

By Joaquin M. Henson | Updated January 3, 2018 - 12:12am

It’s the year of the dog and we’re hoping 2018 will open a lot of doors for Philippine sports to prosper with bark and bite.

By Joaquin M. Henson | Updated January 1, 2018 - 12:02am

There are two brothers in the late Flash Elorde’s bloodline preserving the family’s tradition in boxing.