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Pacquiao returns to Kia sidelines but not on the court »

Coach Manny Pacquiao of KIA. PBA IMAGE by Nuki Sabio

  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 off a 12-round demolition of Chris…

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Pacquiao laments Kia’s conditioning in loss to Purefoods »

PBA 40 Opening Manny Pacquiao 2

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 final frame alone. "Maganda yung laro namin…

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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

      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 the return of their playing-coach Manny…

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