1. Manny Pacquiao vs. Antonio Margarito: Opposites Do Attract

    After months of anticipation, we are within days before witnessing the clash of two of the top boxers in the world today, Manny Pacquiao and Antonio Margarito. Two opposite sides of the pendulum, two different sides of the spectrum...

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  2. A Plea for Informed Analysis: Fans Deserve Better Sports Writers

    This may not be the proper forum to address my dismay over what was supposed to be professional sports writing. On the other hand, I cannot resist the temptation of relating to you what I consider as "unbecoming of a sports writer...

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  3. Boxing In Particular: The Price of Prizefighting

    Hidden beneath the veil of fame and fortune, under the cloak of glitz and glamor and buried underneath the pinnacle of greatness, there is a loud exclamation. A bitter story of small proportions bearing colossal significance...

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  4. Boxing in Particular: Manny Pacquiao's Ambitious Climb

    The ingenious Don Quixote of La Mancha once live in a make-believe world wherein chivalric romance and knightly ventures come side by side with cruel deception and cold-hearted truth...

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  5. Boxing In Particular: Floyd's Camp, Calzaghe Comeback and More...

    In this week's edition of Boxing In Particular, we'll take a sneak peak at Floyd Mayweather Jr's training camp in Las Vegas. According to reports Mayweather has been consistently knocking out his sparring partners...

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  6. Boxing In Particular: Hopkins' Sweets, Hayemaker, Roach and More...

    Because of the fact that there were so many things that happened in the supposedly-dying sport of boxing this special edition of Boxing in Particular is released earlier than expected...

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  7. Boxing In Particular: Morales' Return, Overhyped Hurricane, and More...

    As you might know, last week was a pretty busy week for boxing—a lot of bouts, a lot of buzz, and a lot of bizarre happenings...

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  8. Opinion: Made Of Wood, Not Expensive But Priceless

    I must confess It's made of wood, not expensive but priceless nonetheless. The 23-year title drought does not hurt the University of the East Red Warriors in anyway, whatsoever...

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  9. Giant Killers: Green Archers Outlast The Invincible Red Warriors (PT 1)

    When we talk about "Giant Killers", there's always two sides of the coin-- the giants and of course the killers. Killers may be great nonetheless giants also have their own story that deserves recognition...

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  10. JLR Presents: The Saga of the NBA Finals

    Last Thursday, basketball-loving creatures (or at least the ones who fancy purple and gold) were once again treated to another grandiose display of skill and talent: Game One of the 2009 NBA Finals...

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  11. Cavaliers-Magic: Cleveland Stays Alive in Game Five

    The Cleveland Cavaliers played, won and lived to see another day in front of the jam-packed Quicken Loans arena, Thursday night...

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  12. Lakers Inch Closer To Finals; Nips Nuggets 103-94

    I'll lay it out simple—Phil Jackson must have been drunk when he wrote the book, "L.A. Lakers: A team in search of it's soul." Maybe yes, maybe no...

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  13. Magic Stuns Cavs in OT, 116-114

    LeBron James finally got much-needed help from his teammates. However, it still wasn't enough to disappoint the hometown crowd in Orlando, as they fell short in tying the series against the rampaging Orlando Magic...

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  14. Bryant's 41 Lifts Los Angeles Lakers over Denver Nuggets, 103-97

    From Los Angeles to Cleveland and now to Denver. The nail biting continues. Stars will always shine on any given night thus the brightest will always bloom on the darkest hours...

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  15. LeBron James' Buzzer-Beating Three Pushes The Cavaliers Over Magic, 96-95

    Game Two of the NBA Eastern conference finals plays out almost the same story line as Game One. The Cleveland Cavaliers jump off to a great start, firing on all cylinders, leading by as many as 23 points halfway in the second quarter...

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  16. Lakers Outlast Nuggets 105-103 In Series Opener

    It was a tale of two stellar performances from world class athletes trying to outplay each other. In the end, the Kobe Bryant-led Los Angeles Lakers proved to be too much for the visiting Carmelo Anthony-fueled Denver Nuggets...

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  17. AJ Banal, Czar Amonsot and The Challenge That Lies Ahead

    This coming weekend, the euphoria of boxing madness will once again cross borders and take center stage, setting foot in the Philippine archipelago at the historic Cebu coliseum...

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  18. Manny Pacquiao--Floyd Mayweather: An In-Depth Preview (Part One of Four)

    A week ago, Filipino sensation Manny Pacquiao once again solidified his grasp at the top spot in boxing's immaculate pound-for-pound list, courtesy of a vivacious display of god-like ...

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  19. Manny Pacquiao-Floyd Mayweather Jr.: The Epitome of a Real Dream Match

    This past weekend boxing enthusiast were once again treated with another stellar showing from pound for pound king and now five-division world champion Manny Pacquiao...

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  20. Manny Pacquiao: "Who Will Stop the Pacific Storm?"

    The dawn of a new day starts with the sun rising in the east. Eventually, when the day ends, that same heavenly body can be seen slowly setting in the west. Fortunately, it really did, Saturday night...

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  21. The Undertaker: From Texas Red To Worldwide Phenom

    Six-time world champion, 17-0 Wrestlemania record, an array of gimmicks, millions of admiring fans and a lot of tired and exhausted opponents. Mark William Callaway better known as the Undertaker has been special all along...

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  22. Rodel Mayol: Does He Have What it Takes?

    All men are entitled to his own 15 minutes of fame. Hence for Rodel Mayol his own shining moment is within striking distance...

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  23. A Requiem For a Boxer: The Tragedy That Was Lito Sisnorio

    It's never a mortal sin to dream big, much less to wish for a good, happy life. Food at the table, education for the children. A comfortable, warm house, financial security, the joy of having a family of your own...

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  24. Gerry Penalosa: Nothing to Be Ashamed Of

    Courage can be found even at the most unlikely predicament. He who surrenders to live and fight another day displays the biggest deed of bravery. It takes a man to win a battle. On the other hand, it takes more than being a man to accept defeat...

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  25. Penalosa-Lopez, an Epic Duel of Styles and Cultures

    Absolute differences are key ingredients of classic plots. This coming weekend the boxing limelight will shine anew as Filipino pride Gerry Penalosa will give his best and probably last endeavour ...

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