Category Archives: Sports

Pacquiao wants a rematch with Mayweather Jr.

GENERAL SANTOS CITY (MindaNews/18 July) – Just two days after scoring a knockout victory in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia, Senator Emmanuel “Manny” Pacquiao reiterated his desire for a rematch with undefeated American boxer Floyd Mayweather Jr. Pacquiao aired on Tuesday his wish to have another fight with the now retired Mayweather, who defeated him via unanimous […]

Duterte on Pacquiao: “not just a public servant but one of the greatest boxers of all time”

DAVAO CITY (MindaNews/ 15 July) -– Boxing icon and public servant Emmanuel “Manny” Pacquiao won Sunday’s “Fight of the Champions” in Kuala Lumpur, with President Rodrigo Duterte and Malaysian Prime Minister Mahathir Mohamad at the ringside. In a statement, Duterte said the Filipino boxer and politician gave the country pride and brought the Filipino nation […]

Duterte at Pacquiao fight ringside; Mahathir invited

KUALA LUMPUR (MindaNews / 15 July) — Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte is among the very important personalities who will be at the ringside when Manny Pacquiao, a senator in his home country, tries to wrest the World Boxing Association (WBA) welterweight crown from Argentinian champion Lucas Matthysse on Sunday. Fight time is around 11:15 a.m. […]

PACQUIAO WATCH: Manny in the company of many

GENERAL SANTOS CITY (MindaNews / 10 July) – A few months back, I wrote about the three great athletes that broke into the sporting world at about the same time. That was in 1996. Kobe Bryant, Tiger Woods and Derek Jeter. Soon thereafter, they became iconic figures in their respective pro sports disciplines. Kobe would […]

BODY AND SOLE: Mind games

MALAYBALAY CITY (MindaNews / 5 June) – Game 1 of the NBA Finals between Cleveland Cavaliers and Golden State Warriors could have gone either way had Cleveland’s George Hill made his second free throw with just 4.7 seconds left and with the score tied. Teammate J.R. Smith got the rebound after the missed free throw, […]

BODY AND SOLE: Faded glory

MALAYBALAY CITY (MindaNews / 27 May) – In years past when he took the sporting world by storm by defeating boxing greats, including Golden Boy Oscar de la Hoya, Manny Pacquiao always kept the Filipinos glued to their TV screens every time he went up the ring. Waiting for his fight was like anticipating the […]

BODY AND SOLE: Run for your life

MALAYBALAY CITY (MindaNews/30 April) – A multiple fracture in my left shin caused by a road mishap in 1996 forced me to stop playing basketball, my favorite sport since high school. For a long while, it left me feeling useless and longing for the good old times on the hard court. I tried badminton, but […]

Region 12 targetting 35 golds in 2018 Palaro

GENERAL SANTOS CITY (MindaNews / 13 Apr) – The Region 12 or Soccsksargen Regional Athletic Association (SRAA) is targeting to get at least 35 gold medals in the 2018 Palarong Pambansa in Vigan City. Magdaleno Duhilag, sports coordinator of the Department of Education-Region 12, said Friday their goal is nine more than the region’s 26 […]

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Japanese diplomat joins Davao triathlon to foster PH-Japan friendship

DAVAO CITY (MindaNews / 26 March) – A Japanese diplomat joined the Ironman 70.3 triathlon in Davao City for the last time on Sunday, five days before retiring from his job, to foster Philippines-Japan friendship. Consul Tomoko Dodo, who called herself a senior, joined the race consisting of a 1.9-km swim, 90-km bike and 21.1-km […]

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Senate adopts resolution congratulating Mindanawon boxer Ancajas

DAVAO CITY (MindaNews / 08 February) —  The Senate on Wednesday adopted Senate Resolution 606  commending and congratulating Mindanawon boxer Jerwin Ancajas for retaining his International Boxing Federation Junior Bantamweight title at the American Bank Center in Corpus Christi, Texas, United States last Sunday. Born and raised in Panabo City, Davao del Norte, the 26-year […]

“Pinoy Aquaman” finishes 17.83-km Bohol swim

PANGLAO, Bohol (MindaNews/13 November) – Environmental lawyer and marathon swimmer Ingemar “Pinoy Aquaman” Macarine bucked strong currents on Sunday to complete his swim from Pamilacan Island (not Balicasag Island as reported earlier) to Panglao Island in this province. He finished the swim despite suffering a sore shoulder after being in the water for almost two hours. “All […]

Pinoy Aquaman’ to swim from Balicasag Island to Panglao in Bohol

SURIGAO CITY (MindaNews / 11 Nov) — Endurance swimmer and environmental lawyer Ingemar “Pinoy Aquaman” Macarine will endure another record-setting 15-kilometer open water swim in Bohol Sea on Sunday, November 12. Macarine will kick off from the fish-rich island of Balicasag to the tourist haven of Panglao island in Bohol. He is gunning for his […]

Pinoy Aquaman’ to swim from Balicasag Island to Panglao in Bohol

SURIGAO CITY (MindaNews / 11 Nov) — Endurance swimmer and environmental lawyer Ingemar “Pinoy Aquaman” Macarine will endure another record-setting 15-kilometer open water swim in Bohol Sea on Sunday, November 12. Macarine will kick off from the fish-rich island of Balicasag to the tourist haven of Panglao island in Bohol. He is gunning for his […]

Foreign surfers boot out 2 Filipino ex-champs

CLOUD NINE, General Luna, Siargao Island (MindaNews / 27 Sept) – Two former Filipino surfing champions fell short in their bid in the 23rd Siargao International Surfing Cup here Wednesday morning. John Mark “Marama” Tokong, who was highly expected to pull through after making waves in the earlier elimination rounds, lost in the hands of […]

2 Pinoy surfers remain unbeaten in Siargao int’l surfing tilt

CLOUD NINE, General Luna, Siargao Island (MindaNews/26 September) — Two of the country’s surfing stars on Tuesday continued to shine in the 23rd edition of the Siargao International Surfing Competition by eking out convincing wins against foreign rivals. The Filipino duo of John Mark “Marama” Tokong and Edito “Piso” Alcala continued their dominant run on day three of the competition, both […]

Champ from Siargao, other Pinoy surfers fall in int’l surfing tilt

GENERAL LUNA, Surigao del Norte (MindaNews/25 September) — Dismay greeted local spectators when a strong hometown bet failed to advance against foreign competitors in the 23rd Siargao International Surfing Cup on Monday afternoon. Philmar Alipayo, 25, who bagged the championship in the 19th Siargao National Surfing Cup last Saturday, bowed to Kiron Jabour of Hawaii and Raoni Montereiro of Brazil. “I […]

My Awesome New York Yankee Stadium Delta Sky360 Suite Experience

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I may not be a huge baseball fan but I do understand the game and I am familiar with some of the previous and current baseball stars. I think it’s a thrilling game to watch and it’s an easy, fun way to spend several hours. So imagine my joy when…

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Filipino surfers draw first blood in 2017 Siargao International Surfing Cup

CLOUD NINE, General Luna, Siargao Island (MindaNews) – Filipino surfers vying for the 23rd Siargao International Surfing Cup have drawn first blood in the series of elimination rounds while some foreign surfers from different countries have managed to advance for the next rounds here at the surfing capital of the country. The opening day Sunday […]

Injured surfer wins 19th Siargao Surfing Cup

GENERAL LUNA, Siargao Island (MindaNews/22 September) — A homegrown talent bucked an injury in his lower back to reign supreme in the 19th Siargao Surfing Cup Thursday. “I’m really glad to win this competition. My preparation and training helped me a lot to capture the championship crown,” Philmar Alipayo told MindaNews Friday. “I have an injury in my lower back. It’s […]

1st Tandag Triathlon champ collapses at finish line

TANDAG CITY (MindaNews / 19 Sept) – The overall champion in last Sunday’s 1st Tandag Triathlon competition collapsed just as he crossed the finish line of the grueling race, but got back on his feet shortly after when the rescue team immediately administered medical care. The 25-year-old Juanito “Jongjong” Mahinay, an elite triathlete from Tagum City in […]

Bad weather bars ‘Pinoy Aquaman’ from crossing English Channel

LONDON, United Kingdom (MindaNews/18 August) — For the second time around, environmental lawyer and marathon swimmer Ingemar “Pinoy Aquaman” Macarine will return to the Philippines empty-handed this weekend after failing to cross the English Channel due to bad weather. Last Sunday, Macarine was determined to complete the 21-mile (33.8 kilometers) swim across the channel, dubbed the “Mt. Everest” for swimmers, from […]

Pinoy Aquaman’s English Channel swim stopped due to weather changes

DOVER, United Kingdom (MindaNews / 13 August) — Environmental lawyer and endurance swimmer Ingemar “Pinoy Aquaman” Macarine was pulled out of the waters early Sunday after almost an hour of swim due to safety reason. Macarine was determined to complete the 21-mile (33.8 kilometers) the English Channel swim which started from Samphire Hoe Beach in […]

Pinoy Aquaman to swim English Channel on Sunday

DOVER, United Kingdom (MindaNews/11 August) — Environmental lawyer and endurance swimmer Ingemar “Pinoy Aquaman” Macarine will test his swimming prowess when he attempts to cross the English Channel from the United Kingdom on Sunday (August 13). Macarine met yesterday with his boat pilot Eric Hartley of Pathfinder Charter including his observer Keith Oiller of Channel Swimming Association (CSA) in Dover for […]

Pinoy Aquaman to leave for UK to prepare for English Channel swim

MANILA (MindaNews / 26 July) – Endurance swimmer Ingemar “Pinoy Aquaman” Macarine is ready to set a record by crossing the 21-mile (33.8km) English Channel next month. Macarine, an environmental lawyer, is set to fly to the United Kingdom this weekend to start his acclimatization in the cold waters of the English Channel. The triathlete-lawyer […]

Pacquiao makes weight easily, Horn a pound heavier

BRISBANE, Australia (MindaNews / 01 July) — Defending World Boxing Organization (WBO) welterweight champion Manny Pacquiao breezed past the weighing scale on his first try a pound lighter than his challenger at 146 pounds during the weigh in early Saturday morning for the “Battle of Brisbane.” Australian Jeff Horn checked in at the 147-lb limit […]