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Nonito Donaire Jr.’s New Burden

Nonito Donaire Jr.’s New Burden

The time has come, and beyond all the praises and adoration, Nonito will carry a different burden ─“National icon” a label that pays a very hefty price. [...]

December 20, 2012 Jess Matthew Beltran boxing, Pacquiao, Pinoy sports 0

Pacquiao-Marquez IV Aftermath: Pac will bounce back

Pacquiao-Marquez IV Aftermath: Pac will bounce back

It wasn’t quite a surprise, when the 33-year-old fighter lost to Timothy Bradley last June in a controversial decision. Although it was clearly a Pacquiao victory, however, Manny’s aura of invincibility has slowly diminished. He wanted to know if he still got it, and decided to fight Juan Manuel Marquez, and got a bold answer [...]

December 9, 2012 Jess Matthew Beltran boxing, Pacquiao, Pinoy sports 2

Manny Pacquiao-Juan Manuel Marquez IV: Bigger Marquez aims one thing…

Manny Pacquiao-Juan Manuel Marquez IV: Bigger Marquez aims one thing…

Juan Manuel Marquez is busy preparing for their fourth and final battle against his arch nemesis Manny Pacquiao. His added weight and muscle are not a surprise. Marquez is aiming for a win…, and that means no judges will ever get to show their cards. [...]

November 26, 2012 Jess Matthew Beltran boxing, boxing download, Pacquiao 0

Los Angeles Lakers: Mike D’ Antoni’s ultimatum

Los Angeles Lakers: Mike D’ Antoni’s ultimatum

Mike’s Lakers is a whole lot different from the Suns or even the New York Knicks. He got a championship team, from Dwight Howard all the way to Steve Nash and Kobe Bryant. [...]

November 18, 2012 Jess Matthew Beltran Basketball, NBA, NBA files 0

Houston Rockets: James Harden and Jeremy Lin’s team

Houston Rockets: James Harden and Jeremy Lin’s team

This seems to be the perfect Cinderella story, two phenomenal players who never got the chance to prove what they are worth. The Rockets knew that getting Lin and Harden would give them a deeper back court that adds youth and energy to the team. [...]

November 6, 2012 Jess Matthew Beltran Basketball, NBA, NBA files 0

Brooklyn Nets: What Deron Williams want to become

Brooklyn Nets: What Deron Williams want to become

Deron Williams took the loss really hard. Everything the Celtics do seem seamless and effortless. Lots of ball rotations, team work and they all execute it with smiles on their faces. [...]

October 25, 2012 Jess Matthew Beltran Basketball, NBA, NBA files 0

NBA 2012-2013 Preview Part three: Southeast Division

NBA 2012-2013 Preview Part three: Southeast Division

For all the Eastern Teams, the Southeast division is the weakest – you got one defending champion in Miami and one playoff team in Atlanta [...]

October 18, 2012 Jess Matthew Beltran Basketball, NBA, NBA files 0

NBA 2012-2013 Preview Part two: Central Division

NBA 2012-2013 Preview Part two: Central Division

(A continuation of NBA 2012-2013 Preview Part one: Atlantic Division) The Atlantic Division during the off season showed little progress in getting significant players to boost up their teams. Aside from Chicago, the Milwaukee Bucks would be a big surprise on this division. They gave up their ailing center, Andrew Bogut for a much quicker [...]

October 8, 2012 Jess Matthew Beltran Basketball, NBA, NBA files 0

NBA 2012-2013 Preview Part one: Atlantic Division

NBA 2012-2013 Preview Part one: Atlantic Division

When “Green day” vocalist Billy Joe Armstrong sung “Wake me up when September ends," he may be referring to an up-and-coming NBA season. [...]

October 3, 2012 Jess Matthew Beltran Basketball, NBA, NBA files 0

Manny Pacquiao’s fight against Juan Manuel Marquez is just another wasted opportunity

Manny Pacquiao’s fight against Juan Manuel Marquez is just another wasted opportunity

When you are the number-one fighter in the world, you know your days are short lived. The harsh reality of boxing is that the champion necessarily gets beaten by a hungry and young fighter. It wasn’t the case of Manny Pacquiao; he was still the alpha male, but it was having more alpha males rooting [...]

October 1, 2012 Jess Matthew Beltran boxing, Pacquiao 0