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Pacquiao fight vs Algieri ‘boring, a mismatch’ »

Political adviser Pastor “Boy” Saycon and Purefoods diehard Farley Aguila, who both flew to Macau this weekend for “Clash in Cotai II” featuring eight-division world champion Manny Pacquiao against Chris Algieri, went home a bit disappointed, just like many others, I suppose, who spent a huge sum of money expecting to witness a bruising fight between two warriors.   “It was boring. It was a mismatch,” said Farley, who was still in…

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Look who compromised Yankee honor »

There was one brief, shining moment in Macau last Sunday when Chris Algieri strutted out, boots on the ground, and started firing sharply in the direction of Manny Pacquiao at mid-ring after the bell signaling the 11th round had been rung. Algieri was suddenly a fearless warrior, shooting firm and mean, daring to stand within hitting distance.   It was the first time in his scheduled 12-round duel with Manny Pacquiao that…

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Pacquiao returns to Kia sidelines but not on the court »

Coach Manny Pacquiao of KIA. PBA IMAGE by Nuki Sabio

[embed width="600" height="344"]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YgRDv3t3CF0[/embed] Video by INQUIRER.net's Ryan Leagogo       RIZAL, Philippines — Kia Sorento playing-coach Manny Pacquiao was in complete uniform and even participated in the shootaround prior to their game against the Purefoods Hotshots on Wednesday. The sellout crowd at the Ynares Center in Antipolo expected Pacquiao to play his second PBA game but it never happened with the Fighter of the Decade opting not to field himself in. The 35-year-old boxing icon, fresh…

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Pacquiao laments Kia’s conditioning in loss to Purefoods »

Manny Pacquiao PBA appreciation with PBA Commissioner Atty. Chito Salud and Antipolo City Mayor Junjun Ynares. PBA IMAGE by Nuki Sabio

[embed width="600" height="344"]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YgRDv3t3CF0[/embed] Video by INQUIRER.net's Ryan Leagogo       RIZAL, Philippines — Kia playing-coach Manny Pacquiao on Wednesday rued his team's conditioning following its loss to Purefoods. The Sorento stayed in step with the heavily-favored Hotshots through three quarters and even led by nine late in the third period. But the fourth quarter was a different story for Kia, which allowed only 34 points in the first half but gave up 38 points in the…

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Purefoods delivers KO punch in 4th, staggers Kia to another loss »

Mark Barroca of Purefoods (dark) vs Eder Saldua of KIA (light). NUKI SABIO/PBA

[embed width="600" height="344"]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YgRDv3t3CF0[/embed] Video by INQUIRER.net's Ryan Leagogo       RIZAL, Philippines — Purefoods Star needed a big run in the fourth quarter to beat an inspired Kia side, 88-77, in the 2015 PBA Philippine Cup Wednesday night at the Ynares Center in Antipolo. The Hotshots went on a 23-6 run to highlight their blistering fourth quarter, where they scored 38 points alone to break loose from the Sorento, who got a major boost with…

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PBA gives Pacquiao tribute in his return »

Manny Pacquiao. AFP FILE PHOTO

RIZAL, Philippines — The PBA honored Filipino boxing legend Manny Pacquiao on Wednesday prior to the game between the Kia Sorento and the Purefoods Star Hotshots at the Ynares Center in Antipolo. The league recognized Pacquiao and was given the game ball by commissioner Chito Salud and Mayor Junjun Ynares at center court. The game marked Pacquiao's return as Kia's playing-coach after missing seven games since suiting up in the season opener…

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Pacquiao back for KIA Sorento Wednesday vs P’foods »

Just three days after putting on a boxing clinic in whipping Chris Algieri in Macau, Manny Pacquiao resumes his pro basketball career today for a KIA Motors side that is gasping for air in the PBA Philippine Cup.   After retaining his World Boxing Organization welterweight title at Cotai Arena last Sunday, Pacquiao will play his second PBA game at Ynares Center in Antipolo when the Sorento battle defending champion Purefoods, according…

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Pacquiao gives self a ‘7’ against Algieri »

HONG KONG—Satisfactory but not exemplary.   That was how Manny Pacquiao assessed his performance against Chris Algieri on Sunday at Cotai Arena of the The Venetian Macao.   “If I rate myself, I’ll give myself a 7,” Pacquiao said in Filipino at the masters bedroom of his suite before his departure for General Santos City on Monday.   “I’m satisfied with what I did. However, I felt I could have done better had Algieri not run.”   Algieri…

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