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Young Pacman: Jimuel Pacquiao looking like a young Manny in training

How serious is Jimuel Pacquiao in following the footsteps of his dad? Pretty serious, it looks like.  The first-born son of eight-division boxing world champion and reigning WBA (Super) Welterweight World Champion Manny Pacquiao, Emmanuel Pacquiao Jr., or Jimuel for short, is looking really sharp in his boxing training, reminiscent of a young Manny.  Now, obviously, there's still ways to go before young Jimuel can compete at a high level, but with the pedigree of people around him to help with his training - especially his dad - it won't be surprising if the 19-year old can carve his own name in the world of boxing soon.  "The most important thing I've learned since training with my dad is positioning and balance," Jimuel shared on the video posted on Manny Pacquiao's social media pages. "He says that's where power comes from, balance, so that's the secret of a fighter."  "So, I'm always trying to apply that everytime. When I throw, I've got to be balanced," he continued.  Jimuel has regularly joined his father in training during fight camps, and appears to be intent in pursuing a career in boxing.  (READ ALSO: Jimuel Pacquiao could be following in father Manny's footsteps)  In early 2019, Jimuel made headlines because he dropped his opponent during an amateur bout.  Will we see a second-generation of Pacquiao making a name for himself inside the boxing ring soon? It sure looks like it.   .....»»

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NBA Restart Team Overview: New Orleans Pelicans

RECORD: 28-36, virtually tied with the Portland Trailblazers and the Sacramento Kings for ninth-place in the Western Conference, 3.5 games behind the eighth-seeded Memphis Grizzlies (32-33).  OVERVIEW: Led by a young core bannered by Brandon Ingram, Lonzo Ball, veteran Jrue Holiday, and rookie sensation Zion Williamson, the New Orleans Pelicans have recovered from a 6-22 start to the season, posting a 22-14 record in their last 36 contests to put them in contention for a playoff berth. The Pels play fast and score a lot thanks to the playmaking skills of Ball and Holiday, while leading scorer Ingram is having himself an All-Star year, putting up 24.3 points per game. Veteran sniper JJ Redick (14.9 PPG, 2.9 3P) is also leading the charge behind the arc. In his first 19 games, the high-flying Williamson has averaged 23.6 points while shooting an astounding 58.9% from the field.  NUMBER TO KNOW: The Pelicans are averaging 116.2 points per game, which is tied with the Los Angeles Clippers for fourth place in the NBA (behind the Milwaukee Bucks, the Houston Rockets, and the Dallas Mavericks) KEY ADDITIONS/LOSSES: N/A SEEDING GAMES: vs Utah Jazz (7/31) vs Los Angeles Clippers (8/2) vs Memphis Grizzlies (8/4) vs. Sacramento Kings (8/7) vs Washington Wizards (8/8) vs San Antonio Spurs (8/10) vs. Sacramento Kings (8/12) vs. Orlando Magic (8/14).....»»

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Sermon led to Arwind making Coach Yeng his 'ninong'

It's no secret that coach Yeng Guiao is a straight shooter. The current NLEX mentor is one of the fiercest coaches in the PBA ever and he's not afraid to let you know how he feels whether you're an opponent or a league official. Even his own players are not safe from his tongue lashings. Arwind Santos got his signature coach Yeng moment over a decade ago when he played for Guiao's Powerade-Pilipinas national team that saw action in the 2009 FIBA-Asia Championships.  "Natalo kami, sa dugout nagalit si coach Yeng. Sabi niya sakin,  'Ikaw Arwind [expletives],'" Santos recalled during a PBA Kamustahan episode. "Gusto ko na umuwi sa Pilipinas nun dahil pinagalitan ako ni Coach Yeng," he added. Shocked by the sermon he received, Arwind was naturally shocked. However, he came to understand Coach Yeng's style through his veteran teammates with previous experience playing for Guiao. "Pero sabi sakin nila Willier Miller, Ranidel [De Ocampo], ganun lang talaga si Coach Yeng. Yun nga, si Coach Yeng pag kilala mo, masasabihan ka talaga ng masakit pero hindi naman personal, dahil lang sa game," Arwind said. "Dun ko siya nakilala ng husto kaya ginawa ko siyang ninong sa kasal, para di na ako masabihan ng [expletives]. Yun ang di ko makalimutan," Santos added.     — Follow this writer on Twitter, @paullintag8.....»»

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Gattuso s Napoli draws 2-2 against AC Milan

Gattuso s Napoli draws 2-2 against AC Milan.....»»

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Thirdy, NeoPhoenix open home campaign against powerhouse Jets

We'll be seeing Thirdy Ravena take flight in Japan sooner rather than later. San-en NeoPhoenix plays its first pair of home games of the 2020-2021 B.League season on October 3-4 at the Hamamatsu Arena.         View this post on Instagram                   . HOME OPENING GAME???????? . . ???? 2020?10?3?????4???? ?????????? ????#?????? . ?????????2????????????????????????????????????????? . . #?????????? #B??? #?????? A post shared by ???????????? (@neophoenix_official) on Jul 12, 2020 at 9:34pm PDT NeoPhoenix will take on the powerhouse Chiba Jets, who finished the COVID-19 shortened 2019-2020 season with a 28-12 record. The Jets were also runners-up to champion Alvark Tokyo to end the 2018 and 2019 seasons. Ravena signed with the NeoPhoenix last month, becoming the first Asian import in the B.League after the initiative was first announced in 2019. [Related: Get to know San-en NeoPhoenix, Thirdy Ravena's team in Japan] Thirdy looks to boost San-en's campaign as NeoPhoenix finished in last place in the Division 1 with a 5-36 record. The team would have been up for relegation if not for the shortened season. — Follow this writer on Twitter, @paullintag8.....»»

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Former Brazilian volleyball star, senator Leila Barros tested positive for COVID-19

Former Brazilian women’s national team standout Leila Barros tested positive for the coronavirus (COVID-19). The now senator Barros showed symptoms of the dreaded virus and took a real-time reverse transcription polymerase chain reaction (rRT-PCR) test which turned out positive. Barros, who endeared to Filipino volleyball fans during the country’s hosting of the World Grand Prix in the early 2000s, suffered from fever and body aches. Imaging exams detected no changes in her lungs. The three-time World Grand Prix champion and two-time Olympic bronze medalist in a statement posted on her Instagram account is confident of her full recovery.         View this post on Instagram                   Após apresentar febre e dores no corpo, a senadora Leila Barros fez o exame RT-PCR que atestou positivo para covid-19. Os exames de imagem não detectaram alterações nos pulmões. Embora esteja confiante na plena recuperação, a parlamentar do DF apresenta indisposição devido à forte dor de cabeça. Leila cumprirá o isolamento domiciliar conforme orientação médica. #EquipeLeila A post shared by Leila Barros (Leila do Vo?lei) (@leiladovolei) on Jul 11, 2020 at 10:43am PDT Although still suffering from headaches, the parliamentarian will carry out home isolation as per medical advice. Barros in another post thanked all who prayed and wished her well saying 'This network of positive energy fills me with disposition. I have faith that soon I will recover. I pray that everyone who fights against this disease will have strength at this moment.'         View this post on Instagram                   De ontem para hoje recebi inúmeras mensagens de carinho e solidariedade aqui nas redes sociais. Gostaria de agradecer a todos que dedicaram parte do seu dia para me desejar melhoras. Essa rede de energia positiva que se formou me enche de disposição. Tenho fé que, em breve, estarei recuperada. Faço minhas preces para que todos que lutam contra essa doença tenham força neste momento. Um bom domingo a todos! A post shared by Leila Barros (Leila do Vo?lei) (@leiladovolei) on Jul 12, 2020 at 10:06am PDT Next to the USA, Brazil is the second most heavily hit country by the global health pandemic with a total of 1,866,176 positive cases with 72,151 deaths as of July 13......»»

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Allies and antis

When I was younger and none the wiser, I used to simplistically draw an imaginary line separating two types of people in the political sphere: the allies and the antis. In my mind, the line that divided my black-and-white view where there are only winners and losers was definite and sacrosanct. In fact, for me, it was unthinkable, even reprehensible, to think of crossing that line......»»

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Why ABS-CBN lost

The House of Representatives committees of legislative franchises, and good government and public accountability, voted a resounding “no” to the renewal of the 25-year franchise of the Lopez-owned ABS-CBN radio and television network. The vote was 70-11......»»

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Grazie, Maestro Ennio

Before the break of dawn on July 7, loads of poignant goodbyes and Grazie, Maestros were all over media worldwide......»»

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Why gender equality should be at the heart of the COVID-19 recovery

Globally, some 650 million women and girls alive today were married as children. Another 33,000 children are forced into marriage every single day......»»

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It never was about press freedom

With the decision of the House of Representatives to deny television network giant ABS-CBN its franchise, the network’s four thousand workers have now been effectively added to the list of the unemployed. And for that, I extend them my sincerest sympathy......»»

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Growing resistance to Beijing aggression

Tensions have reached new levels four years after the arbitral decision declared unlawful and without basis Beijing’s absurd “nine-dash line” territorial claim of 1.3 million square miles in the South China Sea (SCS)......»»

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Bato and his visa

I should have returned to the Philippines by this day.  Originally, I was told the plane would land in Mactan, where after a PCR test at the international airport, I would proceed to my hotel of choice, there to await the results......»»

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Friendships and prerogatives

In a Netflix documentary, political consultant and lobbyist Roger Stone extolled the value of disinformation......»»

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P10B set for Manila housing

The Manila City government will allot a budget of about P10 billion for more housing projects in the nation’s capital and medical equipment for the Ospital ng Maynila......»»

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New drug spurs oil price hike

Oil prices will likely go up this week, and by as much as P0.70 per liter, amid the optimism on a new treatment for the coronavirus disease, a supplier said Sunday......»»

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More Filipinos exit from Saudi amid pandemic

A total of 10,369 Filipinos stranded abroad were sent back to the Philippines last week, the Department of Foreign Affairs said Sunday......»»

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3 of 4 Filipinos want ABS-CBN to reopen& mdash;poll

A Social Weather Stations survey found that three out of four Filipinos, or 75 percent of those polled, favored renewing ABS-CBN's franchise, and over half of those polled considered a non-renewal a major blow to press freedom......»»

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World Roundup: Virus cases rise globally in July

The coronavirus pandemic, which has killed more than 565,000 people out of nearly 13 million registered cases worldwide, has been accelerating sharply since the start of July, according to a count carried out by AFP from official sources......»»

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Local Roundup: Health relaxes rules on burials of virus fatalities

The remains of COVID-19 fatalities can now be buried in cemeteries provided proper measures are in place, Health Undersecretary Maria Rosario Vergeire said Saturday......»»

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