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Fans say Pacquiao was robbed of victory over Bradley (Video by Nikki Arriola)

Fans say Pacquiao was robbed of victory over Bradley – Video by Nikki Arriola/Weekend Balita
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Fil-Am coach Spoelstra lead James and the Heat to win second NBA title

By Greg Heakes MIAMI, June 21, 2012 (AFP) – The Miami Heat clinched their second NBA title by routing Oklahoma City 121-106 on Thursday thanks to a balanced attack and 26 points, 13 assists and 11 rebounds from superstar LeBron James. James was named the Most Valuable...
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U.S. to halt deportations of young illegal immigrants

WASHINGTON, June 15, 2012 (AFP) – The United States will stop deporting young law-abiding illegal immigrants who satisfy broad criteria, in a move that will be seen as a concession to Hispanic voters ahead of November’s election. The scheme applies to minors brought to the...
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Pacquiao wants re-match after split-decision stunner

LAS VEGAS, Nevada, June 10, 2012 (AFP) – Manny Pacquiao wants another shot at Timothy Bradley, and next time he doesn’t plan to give the American a chance to win over any judges. “I want a re-match,” Pacquiao declared after Bradley claimed his World Boxing Organization...
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Arum: I don’t believe there was corruption

LAS VEGAS, Nevada, June 9, 2012 (AFP) – Promoter Bob Arum was outraged by a split decision giving Timothy Bradley a win over Filipino superstar Manny Pacquiao Saturday, but said it was the result of incompetence, not corruption. “The one thing I refuse to even consider is...
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Obama backs Philippines on sea freedom

WASHINGTON, June 8, 2012 (AFP) – The United States and the Philippines on Friday called for freedom of navigation in the tense South China Sea as the White House offered a robust show of support for President Benigno Aquino. President Barack Obama welcomed Aquino to the White...
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Aquino gets rousing welcome from L.A. Fil-Ams

By Rhony Laigo/Weekend Balita LOS ANGELES, June 8 – A rousing welcome greeted President Benigno Aquino III in Los Angeles on Friday when about a thousand Filipino-Americans came to see a glimpse of who could be the best president to lead the country out of poverty by just doing...
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Pacquiao ‘robbed’ as Bradley wins via split decision

LAS VEGAS, Nevada, June 9, 2012 (AFP) – Unbeaten American Timothy Bradley ended Manny Pacquiao’s long unbeaten run with a controversial split decision victory over the Filipino ring icon on Saturday. One judge scored the bout 115-113 for Pacquiao, while two others saw...
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Pacquiao aims to silence doubters by defending title

By Rebecca Bryan LAS VEGAS, Nevada, June 7, 2012 (AFP) – Manny Pacquiao has more at stake than his World Boxing Organization welterweight title when he takes on unbeaten American Timothy Bradley on Saturday—he has his reputation on the line. Pacquaio trainer Freddie Roach...