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Congress tells GAB: Collect PBA dues at once

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PBA Commissioner Chito Salud. FILE PHOTO

he Lower House urged the Games and Amusement Board (GAB) to immediately collect its share from television and radio revenues of the Philippine Basketball Association (PBA) or force the country’s biggest sports entertainment event to suspend its operations.

Posted: February 13th, 2014 in Editors' Picks,Headlines | Read More »

GAB board member denies PBA games getting more violent

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Saying that getting physical was not new in the Philippine Basketball Association, a former PBA player now sitting on the Games and Amusement Board denied Tuesday that professional basketball games in the Philippines were becoming more violent as alleged in newspaper reports.

Posted: February 5th, 2013 in Latest Sports Stories | Read More »

Don’t wait for P-Noy to save boxing

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The proposal—carried here in the Inquirer —for aspirant boxers to be strictly equipped with proper defensive basics before they could take out a professional license has gained wholehearted support from various sectors.

Posted: February 23rd, 2012 in Bare Eye,Commentary | Read More »

‘Give our boxers a chance’

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Unlike the luckless Karlo Maquinto, Johnriel Casimero returns to a grand welcome today after capturing the IBF light flyweight crown and escaping from a rioting, barbaric Argentine mob over the weekend. The unbeaten Maquinto never stood a chance. He fell victim to a barbarity perpetuated by incompetent officials who worked his fateful bout. You don’t [...]

Posted: February 14th, 2012 in Bare Eye,Commentary | Read More »

Boxer Karlo Maquinto’s death sparks calls for inquiry

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Undefeated Flyweight Boxer Carlo Maquinto (in yellow trunk) knock down during the fight against Joseph Acosta. Maquinto was dropped twice in the opening round but came back strong. The fight ended in a majority draw. Maquinto collapsed in the ring and was rushed to the nearest hospital.  AUGUST DELA CRUZ

Boxer Karlo Maquinto passed away Friday, five days after falling into a coma because of a blood clot in his brain after a bout in Caloocan City. He was 21.

Posted: February 3rd, 2012 in Amateur,Boxing / MMA,Featured Gallery,Latest Sports Stories | Read More »

Comatose: Nothing went wrong?

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It’s not his duty, but here comes Manny Pacquiao warning boxers and aspirant pugs against the grave, deadly dangers of the brutal sport.

Posted: February 2nd, 2012 in Bare Eye,Commentary | Read More »

GAB’s 4 problem sports

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They say you can spot a boxer just by looking at his hands. The hands are big, the palms are wide and the knuckles appear to be knotty and enlarged. New GAB chair Ramon Guanzon, who replaced Eric Buhain, has such hands. If you look at him, your eves will inevitably be drawn to  his [...]

Posted: May 19th, 2011 in Commentary,In Huddle | Read More »

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