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Horn’s ‘Heist of The Century?’ By Al S. Mendoza   MANNY Pacquiao has officially started his training for his July 2fight against Australia’s Jeff Horn. Let us all welcome that. If you ask me, I think Pacquiao’s a bit late. Most fighters need at least eight weeks—two months—to really be in tiptop shape for a 12-round […]

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‘Digongmacy’ at work By Al S. Mendoza   CHINA is untouchable, indeed. That was proven once again in the just-ended Asean Summit in Manila. The 11-nation Asean ending last weekend snubbed China’s incursions into disputed islands in the West Philippine Sea (WPS). Screaming calls for a common Asean stand to protest China’s build-up of military […]

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Stories to tell from Palaro By Al S. Mendoza   NCR aka Metro Manila again topping the Palarong Pambansa is not the story in San Jose, Antique. It never is since NCR had practically topped all Palaros—always, in runaway fashion yet. Why, because NCR (National Capital Region) athletes are the most pampered before, during and […]

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Football & chess deliver for the country By Al S. Mendoza   WE just had a double-barreled celebration. One, our women’s football team advanced to the prestigious Asian Football Confederation proper—a first for the country. This is a watershed in Philippine sports. Football not being popular among Filipino women, the feat catapulted the country to […]

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Fernandez & Pacquiao grab sports headlines By Al S. Mendoza   TWO screaming sports stories this week: One, Ramon Fernandez did not make an empty threat, proceeding to sue Jose “Peping” Cojuangco for libel. Two, Manny Pacquiao is fighting Jeff Horn of Australia after all. Fernandez filed the case in Cebu City on Tuesday. The […]

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