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Globalport withstands PJ Ramos, Kia in Commissioner’s Cup opener »

MANILA, Philippines—Globalport overcame Kia Motors and its hulking import PJ Ramos to win, 100-89, at the start of the 2015 PBA Commissioner’s Cup on Tuesday at the Mall of Asia Arena. The Batang Pier led by as much as 24 points in the second quarter and took an 88-69 lead early in the fourth quarter but needed to survive the Ramos-powered Carnival down the stretch. Ramos, the 7-foot-4 Puerto Rican giant, single-handedly…

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Pacquiao on Mayweather fight: It will happen now or never—report »

Floyd Mayweather (left) and Manny Pacquiao. AP file photos

MANILA, Philippines -- It's going to happen now or never.   Boxing's only eight-division champion Manny Pacquiao thinks now is the right time for the long-awaited superfight between him and current pound-for-pound king Floyd Mayweather Jr.   Negotiations have been ongoing for the top two fighters to finally meet in the ring and a potential agreement between opposing camps has never been this close to happening. But as the reported May 2 target date…

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Pacquiao plans to fight Amir Khan if Mayweather says no—report »

Manny Pacquiao and Bob Arum. File Photo

  LAS VEGAS, United States – Filipino boxing star Manny Pacquiao has a plan in place if yet another bid to fight Floyd Mayweather fails -- a May 30 bout, possibly against England's Amir Khan.   Pacquiao promoter Bob Arum told ESPN that a backup plan if a hoped-for May 2 blockbuster against unbeaten US star Mayweather falls through is a fight four weeks later in Las Vegas, New York, London or Abu…

23 hours ago / Read More »
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