SPORTS NEWS WEEKEND ROUNDUP (WEEK OF 25 TO 31 OCTOBER 2015)

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Donnie Nietes Wins Eighth World Title Defense

Photo from Donnie Nietes' Facebook
Photo from Donnie Nietes’ Facebook
“Donnie Nietes, the only reigning world Filipino champion, successfully defended his WBO junior flyweight title” against Mexican fighter Juan Alejo.
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Bobby Ray Parks Gets “Right Opportunity” As He Is Drafted in NBA D-League

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According to Memphis Grizzlies Scout Mike Schmidt, “I think it’s a great stepping stone (for him). I actually spent sometime in the league myself scouting on the coaching side of things.” Parks was drafted 26th overall on Sunday by the Texas Legends, an affiliate of the Dallas Mavericks in the D-League.
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Three Cebuana Triathletes Win in Hong Kong

Aaliyah Ricci Mataragnon | Photo via SunStar.com.ph
Aaliyah Ricci Mataragnon | Photo via SunStar.com.ph
Cebu Star reports: “THREE of Cebu’s top junior women triathletes—Aaliyah Ricci Mataragnon, Issa Priagula and Catherine Angeli Yu—shone in the 2015 Hong Kong ASTC Sprint Triathlon Asian Cup after snagging a silver medal apiece yesterday in the Lantau Island, Hong Kong.”
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