SPORTS NEWS WEEKEND ROUNDUP (WEEK OF 29 JUNE TO 05 JULY 2015)

weekend news roundup


Young Tacloban Native Hopes to Fulfill Basketball Dreams with Nike Campaign

JB Marabe | Photo via spin.ph
JB Marabe | Photo via spin.ph

Tacloban native Jair Borne Marabe, 17, was one of several standouts during the Cebu tryouts of the Nike documentary basketball program “Rise,” headed by former national team coach Chot Reyes.

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Congressman Pacquiao Supports Push to Increase the PSC Budget

Photo by AFP via telegraph.co.uk
Photo by AFP via telegraph.co.uk

“Kung hindi magaganda ang gamit nila, hindi rin sila ma-inspire to work hard. Saka kailangan din may mag-encourage sa kanila. Ang sports naman hindi lang puro pisikal,” Pacquiao said.

“Kulang tayo sa facilities. I agree na kailangan kausapin yung nakakataas para makahingi ng suporta yung mga atleta natin.”

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Donaire, Jr. Comeback Scheduled in July Versus Settoul

Photo via boxingsocialist.com
Photo via boxingsocialist.com

Headed for Macau in his return fight after his last match in March, Nonito Donaire, Jr. is staging to regain his bantamweight division title, by facing former French and European Union title holder Anthony Settoul in a 10-rounder match on July 18 at the Venetian in Macau.

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