Official: Pacquiao fight in PH may boost sports tourism

MANILA: Tourism Secretary Wanda Teo wants Senator Manny “Pacman” Pacquiao to stage a boxing bout in the Philippines which will be a big boost to the country’s sports tourism. With the signing of the contract afoot for the country’s hosting of the Miss Universe pageant...

Pacio loses ONE strawweight title to Naito

YANGON: Joshua Pacio of Baguio City's Team Lakay lost in his first mixed martial arts title bid after a submission defeat against ONE strawweight champion Yoshitaka Naito in the main event of ONE Championship: State of Warriors, Friday night at Thuwunna Indoor Stadium...

Filipino runner survives world’s ‘toughest ultramarathon’

BACOLOD CITY: The first Filipino to join the Spartathlon completed the grueling 246.8-kilometer race dubbed the world’s “toughest ultramarathon” on Saturday. He helped the Philippines bag a permanent slot for the country’s flag at finish line, the statue of Leonidas...

Female jiu-jitsu bet bags first ABG gold for PH

MANILA: Thanks to Margarita Ochoa in the women’s -45kg. division in jiu-jitsu, the Philippines has bagged its first gold medal in the 5th Asian Beach Games (ABG). Ochoa, a gold medalist in the 2015 World Jiu-jitsu Championships, displayed her awesome form to beat Thai...

Nietes wins flyweight debut by beating Sosa

Carson, California: Longtime light flyweight champion Donnie Nietes made his flyweight debut by shutting out Edgar Sosa in the main event from StubHub Center in Carson, California. A tentative start by both boxers up until the first half of the second round led to few...

Pacquiao spars with local pug as Las Vegas fight nears

MANILA: With six weeks to go before his November 5 fight against World Boxing Organization (WBO) welterweight champion Jessie Vargas in Las Vegas, Filipino boxing icon Manny Pacquiao sparred for four rounds with fellow Pinoy boxer Leonardo Doronio at the Elorde Gym in...

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