2-time NBA champ Pau Gasol ends career

Spanish legend Pau Gasol announced his retirement Tuesday from basketball at the age of 41. Gasol began his career with Barcelona in 1998 before moving to the NBA in 2001 to play for the Memphis Grizzlies. He later moved to the Los Angeles Lakers and won two NBA titles with the storied franchise in 2009…

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Leyte athletes shine in 2021 World Classic Powerlifting

Two Leyte Sports Academy (LSA) scholars brought home gold and bronze medals in the recently concluded 2021 World Classic Powerlifting Championships in Halmstad, Sweden. Veronica Ompod and Jane Erasmo from Matag-ob, Leyte bested other powerlifters worldwide when they represented the country during the event on Sept. 23 to 28. Ompod, a Philippine Team member bagged…

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Pacquiao retires from boxing

Manny Pacquiao, the only eight-division champion in boxing history, has officially called it a career in boxing after announcing his retirement from the sport on Wednesday. In a 14-minute video, the 42-year-old Pacquiao said “goodbye boxing,” signaling an end to his illustrious career that lasted for 26 years. “It is difficult for me to accept…

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Meralco seals QF bonus after edging NLEX

Meralco secured the second seed in the PBA Philippine Cup quarterfinals after beating NLEX, 104-101, on Wednesday at the Don Honorio Ventura State University Gym in Bacolor, Pampanga. Only needing to win just one game out of their last two to clinch the second spot, which means a twice-to-beat advantage in the next round, the…

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