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Rios rumor claims he’s easy target

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There’s this rumor from Los Angeles that Manny Pacquiao’s training staff may have heard and ignored but would be devoured by the hangers-on who are just too eager to whisper something in the fighting congressman’s ear.

Posted: November 22nd, 2013 in Editors' Picks,Featured Columns,Southpaw | Read More »

Netizens nuke unkindest cut

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Don’t ever mess with netizens. They can’t part the Red Sea, but they are capable of taking a tribe of their choice to the promise land, wherever that may be.

Posted: November 9th, 2013 in Featured Columns,Southpaw | Read More »

New King living Manny V. Pangilinan’s dream

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Bales of hay topped with pumpkins not only formed a decorative wall this week at the Truxel Road entrance to the Sleep Train Arena, home of the Sacramento Kings.

Posted: November 1st, 2013 in Basketball,Featured Columns,NBA,Southpaw | Read More »

Back to domestic diplomacy for the NBA

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After its lucrative global games, a.k.a. pre-season matches in several world cities including Manila, the NBA is back tackling diplomacy at home.

Posted: October 26th, 2013 in Featured Columns,Southpaw | Read More »

Tim Tebow’s game gets POC OK

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WE’VE read and heard so much about Philippine-born American football superstar Tim Tebow, probably the most evangelical and among the more philanthropic of the world’s athletes.

Posted: August 3rd, 2013 in Commentary,Featured Columns,Headlines,Other Sports,Section,Southpaw | Read More »

Skutniks vs sports in the Sona

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“I LIKE some of what P-Noy has said and what he is doing,” Mike M. Keon said during lunch at Max’s Restaurant in Candon City, Ilocos Sur, earlier this week.

Posted: July 28th, 2013 in Commentary,Featured Columns,Headlines,Section,Southpaw | Read More »

Go softens up; POC sticks to its guns

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ATHLETICS chief Go Teng Kok appears to turn from hawk to dove in his dealings with the Philippine Olympic Committee. While we chatted early this week, I sensed he was extending the olive branch to the country’s Olympic governing body.

Posted: July 20th, 2013 in Commentary,Featured Columns,Headlines,Section,Southpaw | Read More »

Boxing for pesos

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I HOPE only egos get bruised when amateur boxing’s veterans of foreign wars tangle with fresh recruits during the Philippine National Games now ongoing until June 2.

Posted: May 26th, 2013 in Boxing / MMA,Commentary,Featured Columns,Headlines,Section,Southpaw | Read More »

Sportsmen in politics

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I TEXTED Manny Pacquiao’s top aide about the bills his boss sponsored and shepherded into law during the 15th Congress.

Posted: May 18th, 2013 in Boxing / MMA,Commentary,Featured Columns,Headlines,Section,Southpaw | Read More »

NSAs catch election fever

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TO ERASE the perception that they are desperately clinging to power, a number of national sports association (NSA) leaders are calling for elections this month.

Posted: May 11th, 2013 in Commentary,Featured Columns,Headlines,Section,Southpaw | Read More »

PH a world golf stop amid leadership turmoil

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“IF THE prize is right, they will come,” gushed my friend Joaquin “Jake” Ayson, a former national golf official, while ticking off the dueling golf Opens that have turned or will turn PH into a tantalizing stop for the world’s touring pros this year.

Posted: April 28th, 2013 in Commentary,Featured Columns,Golf,Headlines,Section,Southpaw | Read More »

Michael M. Keon–running again

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I POPPED over to the political battleground of Laoag City recently. Unpredictably, I didn’t get to the front line because the most reluctant of the combatants consumed much of my time and attention.

Posted: February 3rd, 2013 in Commentary,Featured Columns,Headlines,Section,Southpaw | Read More »

Are POC planning sessions a load of nonsense?

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A dear friend, Leo S. Reyes, who died almost two months ago, must be smiling in his grave at the Sanctuary of Peace memorial park here.

Posted: January 13th, 2013 in Commentary,Editors' Picks,Featured Columns,Section,Southpaw | Read More »

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