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Pacquiao scores; Donaire absorbs KO »

Manny Pacquiao of Kia Sorento at the Philippine Arena.
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SACRAMENTO, California—Manny Pacquiao scored a knockout of sorts while his once heir-apparent Nonito Donaire Jr. suffered a powerful one Sunday. Pacquiao made a safe debut in the Philippine Basketball Association, entertaining an opening-day crowd of close to 53,000 by starting and playing for less than seven minutes. He led his KIA Sorentos to an 80-66 win over Blackwater Elite by primarily staying on the bench. Heeding the desire of his trainer Freddie Roach,…

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More jeers than cheers for cager Pacquiao »

PBA 40 Opening Manny Pacquiao 2

MANILA, Philippines — There were 52,612 people during the opening of the PBA’s 40th Season at Philippine Arena in Bocaue, Bulacan, on Sunday afternoon and they were either cheering or jeering boxing icon Manny Pacquiao every time he touched the ball. People wanted to see if the 5-foot-6 Pacquiao has what it takes to play professional basketball and many of them were convinced the Sarangani congressman shouldn’t be there. “Lumabas ka na…

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Manny Pacquiao no big deal as cager »

Manny Pacquiao leaves Larry Rodriguez
of Blackwater completely unmarked in the first quarter. AUGUST DELACRUZ

BOCAUE, Bulacan—The novelty of Manny Pacquiao playing in the PBA was well-applauded Sunday, but the world’s only boxer to win titles in eight divisions realized—the hard way— that basketball is one sport he will find hard to excel in as a player. The 5-foot-6 Pacquiao got all the boost he needed from the record opening-day crowd at Philippine Arena here, playing close to seven minutes in starting out at the off-guard…

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PunchStat Report
Juan Manuel Marquez vs. Manny Pacquiao 2
03/15/2008 LAS VEGAS
Winner by Split Dec: Pacquiao
Total Punches Landed
PunchStat Report
Juan Manuel Marquez vs. Manny Pacquiao
05/08/2004 LAS VEGAS, NV
Winner by Draw: DRAW
Total Punches Landed
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