Ilonggo MMAer Catalan removed from One FC card due to COVID

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January 14, 2022
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By Adrian Stewart Co Ilonggo mixed martial arts (MMA) fighter Robin Catalan will have to wait for his comeback fight with ONE Championship after he tested positive for coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19). The Iloilo City-native Catalan was found to be infected with the deadly virus following his swab test, according to a report by International …

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Negrense boxer Nietes retains Ring Magazine rating

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January 14, 2022
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By Adrian Stewart Co Reigning World Boxing Organization (WBO) International super flyweight champion Donnie Nietes maintained his place in the latest Ring Magazine ranking released on Wednesday, January 12. The Murcia, Negros Occidental-native Nietes, who is now under the Probellum Boxing Promotions, ranked eighth among super flyweight division fighters following his two matches last year. …

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Ilongga Brooks joins Patafa nat’l training pool

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January 13, 2022
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By ADRIAN STEWART CO Ilongga Alexie Mae Caimoso Brooks could soon represent the country in international events after being named as part of Philippine Athletics Track and Field Association (Patafa) national training pool. According to National University athletic director Otie Camangian, the Leon, Iloilo-native Brooks will be included in the heptathlon team along with 2019 …

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Negrense boxer Aldea pulls out from title bout due to injury

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January 13, 2022
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By ADRIAN STEWART CO An unexpected injury has hampered the scheduled World Boxing Association (WBA) Asia super featherweight title defense of Negrense boxer Roldan Aldea this March. In a Facebook post by VSP Promotions, it said that the Kabankalan City, Negros Occidental-native was forced to withdraw from his upcoming defense due to an injury. The …

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Blackwater picks up free agent Ambulodto

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January 12, 2022
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By Adrian Stewart Co Blackwater Bossing added size to its frontline after picking up free agent center John Ambulodto ahead of the resumption of the 2021-2022 PBA Governors’ Cup. Bossing head coach Ariel Vanguardia said the former St. Clare Saints big man was given a playing contract after making a strong impression when he served …

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Davao picks Negrense chess player in PCAP draft

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January 12, 2022
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By Adrian Stewart Co Negrense FIDE Master Sander Severino is set to suit up for newcomer Davao in the Professional Chess Association of the Philippines (PCAP) Season 2, which will kick off with All-Filipino Conference later this month. The Silay City, Negros Occidental-native Severino was made by Davao as their first round selection in the virtual …

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Iloilo, Negros bolster roster in PCAP draft

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January 10, 2022
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By Adrian Stewart Co Iloilo Kisela Knights and Negros Kingsmen added depth to their roster during the Professional Chess Association of the Philippines (PCAP) virtual draft on Saturday evening, January 8. The Kisela Knights, who had one championship, one runner up and one third place finish in the first season, nabbed two homegrown players in …

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Ilongga Maizo-Pontillas, Negrense Sabete join Petro Gazz

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January 10, 2022
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By Adrian Stewart Co Ilongga Aiza Maizo-Pontillas and Negrense Jonah Sabete have quickly found a new home after their former team Sta. Lucia Lady Realtors opted to take a leave of absence in the Premier Volleyball League (PVL). The Passi City, Iloilo-native Maizo-Pontillas and Escalante City, Negros Occidental-native Sabete have come to terms with the …

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Bienvenido Marañon leaves United City FC

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January 7, 2022
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By Adrian Stewart Co Naturalized player Bienvenido Marañon is making a career move after parting ways with the United City Football Club (UCFC) ahead of the 2022 Philippines Football League season. The departure of the Cadiz, Spain-native Marañon, who recently made his debut with the Philippine Azkals, was announced by the United City FC on …

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Standhardinger, Aguilar to sign extensions with Ginebra

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January 7, 2022
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By Adrian Stewart Co Barangay Ginebra San Miguel Kings are set to keep their frontcourt for the next three years as Christian Standhardinger and Japeth Aguilar both agreed to contract extensions. In separate reports by Spin.ph, it said that both Standhardinger and Aguilar have agreed to fresh three-year contract extensions with the defending PBA Governors’ …

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