1. Nonito Donaire, Jr. Following Pacquiao's Road Less Travelled, Leaves Top Rank

    When an employee leaves a company, regardless if it’s voluntary or by termination, there should be a proper and professional exit interview to avoid legal difficulties in the near future...

    Jess Matthew Beltran Written by Jess Matthew Beltran about over 3 years ago 1,580 reads 10 comments

  2. Andrei Kirilenko: The Team He Always Wanted

    Andrei Kirilenko watched the Chicago Bulls celebrate their 20th anniversary of its first NBA championship...

    Jess Matthew Beltran Written by Jess Matthew Beltran about over 3 years ago 1,457 reads 6 comments

  3. Ricardo Mayorga-Miguel Cotto: Send in the Clown

    Ricardo Mayorga ripped his shirt off showing his washboard abs towards the engaging press. They took pictures of a 38-year-old fighter who was very game in answering questions...

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  4. Cleveland Cavaliers: The Different Samardo Samuels

    Samardo Samuels knew long before he played basketball, he was already different. A Jamaican who was born in a small town of Trelawny, and played in New Jersey as a high school star at Saint Benedict’s Preparatory School in Newark...

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  5. Miguel Cotto vs. Ricardo Mayorga: Miguel Cotto's Journey

    Miguel Cotto sparred 12 full rounds today. It has been almost two years now since his last devastating loss against boxing’s pound-for-pound king, Manny Pacquiao. Cotto had a great training camp for his upcoming fight on March 12...

    Jess Matthew Beltran Written by Jess Matthew Beltran about over 3 years ago 1,317 reads 0 comments

  6. Detroit Pistons: Richard Hamilton's Mind-Boggling Act

    “The hardest work in the world is being out of work." Detroit has been one of the major cities struck by the recession...

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  7. UFC 127 Fight Card: Jon Fitch May Be Boring, but He Knows How To Defeat B.J. Penn

    It is only hours and minutes before Jon Fitch’s biggest fight on his career. An excited Fitch, shadowboxed and kicked the helpless air with force, like a dance routine waiting for its biggest stage and biggest crowd throughout his career...

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  8. New York Knicks: Amar'e Stoudemire Walks With a Different Swagger

    Amar'e Stoudemire looks at his knees as he slowly walks towards the bright lights of Madison Square Garden. Yes, those are the same knees that not so long ago underwent microfracture surgery...

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  9. Michael Redd and the Milwaukee Bucks: The Sound of Getting Back

    The sound of swish can be heard on an empty court with bleachers already cleaned from all the trash littered during the Milwaukee Bucks' last game...

    Jess Matthew Beltran Written by Jess Matthew Beltran about over 3 years ago 773 reads 4 comments

  10. The San Antonio Spurs: Gary Neal's Destiny

    Gary Neal stared at the ball intently while watching it roll over on the ground during their basketball practice...

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  11. Utah Jazz: When Jerry Sloan Walks Out

    Jerry Sloan walked out from the Utah Jazz as head coach during their loss to the Chicago Bulls yesterday. Everything happened abruptly, Sloan never really like putting himself in the limelight...

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  12. Kevin Love: In Finding the Minnesota Timberwolves' Identity

    Kevin Love towers everyone in the Timberwolves locker room. Even though the two twin towers Darko Milicic and Kusta Koufos (both seven-feet tall) are two inches taller than him...

    Jess Matthew Beltran Written by Jess Matthew Beltran about over 3 years ago 507 reads 2 comments

  13. Monta Ellis: An All-Star in 2012

    Monta Ellis could barely watch the banners that honor all the all-stars in franchise history. Golden State has been on the record of 14 straight years without having an all-star with Latrell Sprewell as their last, way back in 1997...

    Jess Matthew Beltran Written by Jess Matthew Beltran about over 3 years ago 837 reads 6 comments

  14. Phil Jackson and the Los Angeles Lakers: There is Always Life After Basketball

    Phil Jackson has said over and over again that this would be his last season with the Lakers . This is his last and final stand to an unprecedented 12th NBA championship...

    Jess Matthew Beltran Written by Jess Matthew Beltran about over 3 years ago 411 reads 2 comments

  15. Derrick Rose and the Chicago Bulls' Reassuring Situation

    Derrick Rose crosses the dim lit tunnel all the way to the bright lights of the United Center Arena in Chicago. His teammates are moving together with him as they approach the loud cheers and praises of the home town crowd...

    Jess Matthew Beltran Written by Jess Matthew Beltran about over 3 years ago 954 reads 2 comments

  16. Bob Arum: Giving Boxing a Second Chance with Showtime

    The 79-year-old boxing promoter, Bob Arum, closed his eyes and slept for hours. He can’t remember the last time he had been sleeping like this...

    Jess Matthew Beltran Written by Jess Matthew Beltran about over 3 years ago 332 reads 6 comments

  17. Steve Nash's Loyalty To the Phoenix Suns

    Steve Nash never wanted to hear about his name being part of trade discussions. He never wants to flirt about the thought of playing on another team or winning a championship...

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  18. The Los Angeles Clippers Unlikely Attention

    Los Angeles will always be the home of the Lakers. A place synonymous with the NBA’s most storied franchise. However, it isn’t all about the purple and gold...

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  19. LeBron James and the Cleveland Cavaliers: Damage Control

    It was the closing minutes of the L.A. Lakers and the Cleveland Cavaliers game. The game already over by the first half and the Cavs awaiting the final 112-57 crushing and lopsided victory by the Lakers...

    Jess Matthew Beltran Written by Jess Matthew Beltran about over 3 years ago 517 reads 3 comments

  20. Fernando Montiel-Nonito Donaire: Montiel's Edge

    Fernando Montiel remembered the time when he won back his WBO super flyweight title against Ivan Hernandez. He was an underdog, at that time, against an undefeated fighter...

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  21. Chauncey Billups Intends To End His Career with Denver Nuggets

    “Home is a place you grow up wanting to leave and grow old wanting to get back to.” It has been such a long journey for Chauncey Billups. It was like picking up the pieces of a puzzle along a narrow road...

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  22. Yao Ming Should Find Solace in Sitting Down

    Yao Ming droops down on a mid level chair, trying to fit his 7-foot-6 frame with his 310-pound body. He was looking very down, even though he still towers everyone in spite being seated...

    Jess Matthew Beltran Written by Jess Matthew Beltran about over 3 years ago 14,366 reads 3 comments

  23. Juan Manuel Marquez-Erik Morales: Erik Morales's Engine

    Erik Morales shadow boxes around the sweaty gym in Tijuana, Mexico. He was mimicking a silhouette of a younger self when his reflexes were quick and his power was overwhelming...

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  24. Golden State Warriors' Reggie Williams: Push

    Push, push, push: That’s how Reggie Williams put on his mind, whenever he is on the court with the basketball. There were no pressures, no expectations—it’s just Reggie, the ball and a whole lot of future ahead...

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  25. San Antonio Spurs' Tim Duncan: The Big Fundamental's Big Promise

    Tim Duncan sat on the bench for almost the entire fourth quarter as the San Antonio Spurs won their 27th game against the Dirk Nowitzki-less Dallas Mavericks...

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