LAS VEGAS - Even at 42, Manny Pacquiao's power punching was still there.Yordenis Ugas said he felt the force of the Filipino's granite fists notwithstanding the unanimous decision he pulled off to retain his WBA welterweight belt.While Pacquiao seemed ...
Aug 22, 2021
LAS VEGAS - Enjoy and savor the fight.It could be the final time the boxing world may see the greatness of a Manny Pacquiao as the Philippines' beloved son vies for yet another world championship 23 years after winning his very first ...
Aug 21, 2021
CHICAGO - My direct line to Sean Gibbons was unusually inaccessible yesterday, the Sunday after a big fight.And for good reasons.The affable president of Manny Pacquiao Promotions was temporarily robbed of his cool crooner's baritone. "I lost my voice," ...
Aug 16, 2021
GUILLERMO Rigondeaux insisted his fighting style remains a puzzle to his opponents, vowing not to change anything despite losing a close one against John Riel Casimero Sunday (Manila time) in his latest attempt to win a world title.Like any of his ...
Aug 15, 2021
THE Philippines' Johnriel Casimero retained his World Boxing Organization (WBO) bantamweight title following a split decision win against Cuban Guillermo Rigondeaux in Carson, California on Sunday.Casimero took the fight to Rigondeaux from the opening bell, chasing the two-time Olympic ...
Aug 15, 2021
JOHNRIEL Casimero sees his 12-round title bout against Guillermo Rigondeaux on Saturday as a quick one.Provided of course, the Cuban challenger won't be on his bicycle inside the ring."I have a surprise for Rigondeaux on Saturday night. He ...
Aug 13, 2021
FILIPINO vs. Cuban will be underscored in boxing for the next two weeks.As Yordenis Ugas steps up to the plate to face the legendary Manny Pacquiao, they become the second Pinoy-Cuban pair to battle in a world title fight in ...
Aug 11, 2021
CUBAN import Wilma Salas has made heads turn and jaws drop after leading Petro Gazz to four consecutive wins in the Premier Volleyball League Reinforced Conference.The prolific spiker wasted no time making a good first impression, scoring 20 points as Petro ...
Jun 7, 2019
HAVANA - The Trump administration is moving to end a deal allowing Cuban baseball players to sign contracts directly with Major League Baseball organizations. The change will once again require Cuban players to cut ties with their national program before signing with MLB. ...
Apr 9, 2019
ANDREA RODRIGUEZ HAVANA - Cuban baseball and Little League International said on Wednesday (Thursday, Manila time) that young Cuban players will soon be able to participate in international Little League tournaments.The agreement follows a deal between Major League Baseball and the Cuban ...
Mar 7, 2019
HAMBURG, Germany - Daniel Maamo hurdled his first round assignment in the 17th AIBA World Championships at the Sporthalle here following a split decision win over Mahomed Otukile of Botswana in the 52 kg, division (flyweight) Saturday night.Fighting in his world championship ...
Aug 26, 2017
TOKYO - Nobuhiro Matsuda hit a three-run homer as Japan scored five runs in the fifth inning on its way to an 11-6 win over Cuba in the World Baseball Classic on Tuesday.With two-time champion Japan leading, 3-1, ...
Mar 8, 2017
NBA
HAVANA - The Shaq show came to Havana on Sunday as NBA great Shaquille O'Neal put on a basketball clinic for local youngsters, becoming the latest emissary for American outreach to the people of Cuba.The 2016 Hall of Fame inductee ...
Jun 27, 2016
THE Philippine boxing team is looking at either a U.S. or Cuban training as highlight of its preparation for the coming Rio De Janeiro Olympics.Coach Nolito 'Boy' Velasco said the Association of Boxing Alliances in the Philippines (Abap) is merely ...
May 4, 2016
MEXICO CITY - Luis Scola and Nicolas Laprovittola scored 11 points to lead Argentina to a 96-64 rout of Cuba on Thursday (Friday, Manila time) in the Olympic qualifier.Argentina will be joined in the second by Canada, which also won easily ...
Sep 4, 2015
JUDGING by the way Nonito Donaire Jr. and Guillermo Rigondaeux did their staredown, expect sparks to fly when they finally meet inside the ring Saturday (Sunday morning, Manila time).The two engaged each other in an intense eyeball-to-eyeball gaze during ...
Apr 11, 2013
NONITO Donaire Jr. isn't about to be deceived by the limited fights Guillermo Rigondeaux had as a pro.Despite the Cuban having fought just 11 times since turning professional in 2009, Donaire admitted he's not taking his chances against the ...
Apr 10, 2013
BOB Arum plans to make reigning super-bantamweight champion Nonito Donaire Jr. even more active in the ring by next year.Following the Filipino's remarkable ninth-round stoppage of Japanese challenger Toshiaki Nishioka to retain his World Boxing Organization (WBO) title, ...
Oct 15, 2012
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