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Back to the grind
by Joaquin M. Henson - May 19, 2019 - 12:00am
It was less than a week ago when the PBA Philippine Cup came to a dramatic close with San Miguel Beer clinching the crown via a 72-71 win over Magnolia in Game 7 of the Finals before 12,871 fans at the Smart Araneta...
Bucking the trend
by Joaquin M. Henson - May 17, 2019 - 12:00am
San Miguel Beer threw the stats out the window, reversed the trends and leaned on its experience under pressure to beat Magnolia, 72-71, in Game 7 of the PBA Philippine Cup Finals at the Smart Araneta Coliseum last...
Squashers gird for SEA Games
by Joaquin M. Henson - May 16, 2019 - 12:00am
After capturing a breakthrough gold medal in men’s singles at the 5th Southeast Asian Squash Cup here last month, the Kayod Pilipinas squad continues to work harder on the court with more international exposure...
Now or never
by Joaquin M. Henson - May 15, 2019 - 12:00am
It ends tonight. The PBA Philippine Cup Finals will reach a dramatic conclusion in Game 7 of the best-of-7 series at the Smart Araneta Coliseum tonight with San Miguel Beer intent on bagging its fifth straight title...
Dream could be a nightmare
by Joaquin M. Henson - May 14, 2019 - 12:00am
The training period for the WBA welterweight unification title showdown between “regular” champion Manny Pacquiao and “super” ruler Keith Thurman will likely kick off on Monday, May 27, after...
Will it end tonight?
by Joaquin M. Henson - May 12, 2019 - 12:00am
There’s a 58 percent chance that the PBA Philippine Cup Finals will go to a Game 7 at the Smart Araneta Coliseum on Wednesday.
Turnaround for San Miguel
by Joaquin M. Henson - May 10, 2019 - 12:00am
There were major adjustments that San Miguel Beer coach Leo Austria made in bowling over Magnolia, 114-98, in Game 4 of the PBA Philippine Cup best-of-7 Finals at the Smart Araneta Coliseum last Wednesday night....
Moloney no baloney
by Joaquin M. Henson - May 9, 2019 - 12:00am
When Top Rank chairman Bob Arum mentioned that Moloney will be IBF superflyweight champion Jerwin Ancajas’ next challenger if he turns back No. 1 contender Ryuichi Funai, I thought it was the Australian who...
Support from Fil-Am community
by Joaquin M. Henson - May 8, 2019 - 12:00am
The outpouring of support from the Fil-Am community in this California port city was a huge source of inspiration for IBF superflyweight champion Jerwin Ancajas who didn’t let his countrymen down in halting...
Music to calm Ancajas
by Joaquin M. Henson - May 7, 2019 - 12:00am
While waiting in the locker room to warm up for his title defense against Japanese challenger Ryuichi Funai, IBF superflyweight champion Jerwin Ancajas listened to music on his headphones at the Stockton Arena here...
Highway to Hell
by Joaquin M. Henson - May 5, 2019 - 12:00am
When IBF superflweight champion Jerwin Ancajas makes his way from the dressing room to the ring to defend his crown against Japanese challenger Ryuichi Funai at the Stockton Arena this morning (Manila time), he’ll...
Listening to legends
by Joaquin M. Henson - May 3, 2019 - 12:00am
I recently came across a special issue of Esquire Magazine featuring quotes from several iconic figures on the “Meaning of Life.” The cast of characters was impressive, broken down into seven categories...
Pinoys in Alaska Sports Hall of Fame
by Joaquin M. Henson - May 2, 2019 - 12:00am
An American friend from way back Bob Homans tipped me off the other day on a pair of Filipino basketball-playing brothers who were recently inducted into the Alaska Sports Hall of Fame with their Kodiak High School...
Battle lines drawn
by Joaquin M. Henson - May 1, 2019 - 12:00am
Only one team has scored at least 100 points against Magnolia in the PBA Philippine Cup and that was San Miguel Beer.
Inoue tipped to be Donaire’s next foe
by Joaquin M. Henson - April 30, 2019 - 12:00am
The winner of the May 18 duel between “regular” WBA bantamweight champion Naoya Inoue of Japan and IBF beltholder Emmanuel Rodriguez of Puerto Rico will advance to face “super” WBA titlist...
Live or die
by Joaquin M. Henson - April 28, 2019 - 12:00am
Rain or Shine coach Caloy Garcia is a win away from registering his PBA Finals debut and standing in the way to make it happen is Magnolia.
Thurman likely next Manny foe
by Joaquin M. Henson - April 26, 2019 - 12:00am
It appears that “super” WBA welterweight champion Keith Thurman will be the next opponent of “regular” WBA titleholder Manny Pacquiao and there are plans to stage the unification showdown...
Alas not giving up
by Joaquin M. Henson - April 25, 2019 - 12:00am
It’s not easy digging out of a 1-3 hole in a best-of-7 series but despite the odds, Phoenix coach Louie Alas isn’t giving up the fight against San Miguel Beer in their semifinal duel to book a ticket...
Disqualification or TKO?
by Joaquin M. Henson - April 24, 2019 - 12:00am
In a bizarre ending, former Manny Pacquiao sparmate Amir Khan surrendered after taking a low blow from defending WBO welterweight champion Terence Crawford at 0:47 of the sixth round in Madison Square Garden, New...
Has tide turned?
by Joaquin M. Henson - April 23, 2019 - 12:00am
Phoenix was lucky to beat San Miguel Beer, 92-90, in Game 3 of their PBA Philippine Cup best-of-7 semifinal series at the Smart Araneta Coliseum last Sunday but a win is a win and coach Louie Alas is hoping the squeaker...
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