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LOOK: You can subscribe to a monthly cheese box from La Petite Fromagerie

Feb 22, 2020 - 7:33 PM

Three surprise cheeses, crostini, grapes, and a bottle of wine delivered to your doorstep every month? Wine not!

Pacquiao camp to get 'best deal available' for next fight

Feb 18, 2020 - 10:55 PM

Paradigm Sports Management and Premier Boxing Champions vie to deliver Manny Pacquiao his first fight in 2020

STILL GOT IT. Manny Pacquiao last fought in July 2019, dominating erstwhile unbeaten Keith Thurman. File photo by Wendell Alinea/MP Promotions

Magramo faces unbeaten Nakatani for title in Tokyo

Feb 17, 2020 - 11:57 PM

Top contender Giemel Magramo will vie for the vacant WBO flyweight crown against Junto Nakatani

ON A ROLL. Giemel Magramo has emerged as the No. 1 contender for a world title after stopping his last 7 opponents. Photo by Alvin S. Go/Rappler

No TRO for now vs ABS-CBN's movie channel KBO

Feb 11, 2020 - 1:12 PM

The Supreme Court settles with a procedural act to require ABS-CBN to submit its comment within 10 days

ABS-CBN CASE. Members of the media stage a rally at the Boy Scout Circle in Quezon City on February 10, 2020, to condemn the move of Solicitor General Jose Calida to ask the Supreme Court for a revocation of ABS CBN's broadcasting franchise. Photo by Jire Carreon/Rappler

'Birds of Prey' tops North America box office but fails to soar

Feb 11, 2020 - 10:13 AM

The R-rated superhero movie, which reportedly cost just under $100 million to produce, rakes in $33 million at the box office

Calida wants to suspend ABS-CBN's movie channel KBO

Feb 10, 2020 - 4:46 PM

ABS-CBN insists that the Kapamilya Box Office (KBO) channel has all 'the necessary government and regulatory approvals'

The ABS-CBN Broadcasting Center in Quezon City. Photo by Jire Carreon/Rappler

Taduran retains world title with draw vs Mexican

Feb 02, 2020 - 5:36 PM

Pedro Taduran settles for a majority draw with Daniel Valladares to keep his IBF mini flyweight belt

AND STILL. Pedro Taduran remains a world champion. Photo by Alvin S. Go/Rappler

Boxing chair Pangilinan 'disappointed' in failed bid to host Olympic qualifiers

Jan 25, 2020 - 5:54 PM

Manny Pangilinan says he was disappointed the IOC Boxing Task Force rejected the Philippine offer to host the Olympic qualifiers

FAILED BID. Nesthy Petecio and other Filipino boxers are set to participate in the Olympic qualifiers that was moved to Jordan. File photo by Alecs Ongcal/Rappler

Boxing Olympic qualifiers in Wuhan cancelled as PH offers hosting

Jan 23, 2020 - 5:14 PM

Wuhan, the center of the coronavirus outbreak, cancels several events including the 2020 Asia and Oceania Boxing Olympic qualifying tournament

PREPARATIONS. Eumir Marcial is one of the Pinoy pugs who are vying for a Tokyo 2020 Olympics berth. Photo by Alecs Ongcal/Rappler

Amid China pneumonia outbreak, PH boxers prepare for Olympic qualifiers

Jan 14, 2020 - 7:00 PM

The 2020 Asia & Oceania Boxing Olympic qualifying tournament in Wuhan, China is still scheduled to push through

OLYMPIC HOPEFUL. World women's boxing champion Nesthy Petecio vies for a maiden Olympic berth in the upcoming continental qualifiers. Photo by Alecs Ongcal/Rappler

Global box office has biggest year ever thanks to Disney hits

Jan 11, 2020 - 9:50 AM

Theaters around the world take in an all-time record of $42.5 billion in 2019, thanks to Disney's mega-hits 'Avengers: Endgame,' 'Frozen 2,' and 'The Lion King,' among others

Petalcorin stopped by Shiro, falls short anew in world title bid

Dec 24, 2019 - 12:17 AM

Randy Petalcorin suffers a technical knockout loss to WBC light flyweight champion Ken Shiro of Japan

BOUNCE BACK. Randy Petalcorin fails to add to the list of Filipino boxing champions. Photo by Alvin Brian S. Go/Rappler

Filipino Tepora suffers first-round KO to Colombian foe

Dec 22, 2019 - 5:06 PM

The loss puts serious doubts on Jhack Tepora's ability to become a world champion as his foe was inactive for 15 months prior to their bout

MAIDEN DEFEAT. Jhack Tepora absorbs his first professional career loss. File photo by Alvin Brian S. Go/Rappler

Charlo stops Harrison to reclaim super welterweight title

Dec 22, 2019 - 1:19 PM

'I got that belt back,' says Charlo after winning the bout in 11 rounds

REDEMPTION. Jermell Charlo takes back the world title with no judges needed. Photo from Instagram (@twincharlo)

John Marvin shock exit lit Marcial fire to capture SEA Games boxing gold

Dec 16, 2019 - 4:41 PM

With friend and teammate John Marvin in mind, Eumir Marcial barely breaks a sweat as he clinches his third straight SEA Games gold medal

DOMINANT. Eumir Marcial makes short work of his Vietnamese foe in the middleweight finals of the 2019 SEA Games. Photo by Alecs Ongcal/Rappler

Ancajas’ next fight in March vs Japanese or Mexican

Dec 13, 2019 - 7:20 PM

Filipino champion Jerwin Ancajas gears up for another busy year with 3 fights likely in the calendar

READY. Jerwin Ancajas immediately returns to training after the Christmas break. Photo by Alvin S. Go/Rappler

Arnis, 3 other sports account for quarter of PH SEA Games gold haul

Dec 12, 2019 - 7:07 PM

Filipino athletes put on a dominant SEA Games show in arnis, dancesport, athletics, and boxing

GOLDEN. Philippine bet Villardo Cunamay (left) captures the gold after overpowering Mengly Yong of Cambodia in the SEA Games arnis men's lightweight finals. Photo by Mark R. Cristino/EPA-EFE

'Frozen 2' still leads North American box office

Dec 10, 2019 - 5:28 PM

Disney's 'Frozen' sequel continues to ice out the box office competition, staying at number one

Marcial, Suarez bolster PH boxing gold haul

Dec 09, 2019 - 9:42 PM

Eumir Marcial stops his opponent in 71 seconds as 5 Filipino boxers wrap up the country’s ring campaign in resounding fashion

LETHAL. Eumir Marcial rocks Vietnamese foe Nguyen Manh Cuong to the core. Photo by Alecs Ongcal/Rappler

Pinay boxers Gabuco, Petecio strike SEA Games golds

Dec 09, 2019 - 8:21 PM

Josie Gabuco and Nesthy Petecio enthrall the crowd as the Filipina boxers ace their final assignments

Josie Gabuco of the Philippines brings home the gold during the finals of the Women’s light Welter (64kg) boxing event of the 30th SEA Games at the PICC Forum on December 9, 2019.

Palicte, Suarez banner PH boxing semis sweep

Dec 08, 2019 - 8:14 PM

Charly Suarez, James Palicte and 3 other Filipino boxers reach the gold medal match in their respective divisions

GOLD QUEST. Charly Suarez will have a chance to win his third SEA Games gold medal. Photo by Alecs Ongcal/Rappler

Ruiz rues three-month party as Joshua avenges loss

Dec 08, 2019 - 3:46 PM

Andy Ruiz weighs in 15 pounds heavier than his fighting weight 6 months ago as he fails to defend his heavyweight titles

REGRET. Andy Ruiz admits he trained too late for his title-retention bout against Anthony Joshua. Photo by Fayez Nureldine/AFP

Ancajas retains world crown by 6th round TKO in Mexico

Dec 08, 2019 - 3:25 PM

Jerwin Ancajas defends his IBF super flyweight title for the eighth time with a stoppage win over Miguel Gonzalez

AND STILL. Jerwin Ancajas stretches his run as IBF super flyweight champion. Photo by Alvin Brian S. Go/Rappler

Joshua defeats Ruiz to reclaim heavyweight crowns

Dec 08, 2019 - 2:01 PM

Anthony Joshua takes back his IBF, WBA, and WBO titles with a masterclass over Andy Ruiz in their rematch

REDEMPTION. Joshua Anthony exacts revenge on Andy Ruiz, the only man to beat him in the professional ranks. File photo Fayez Nureldine/AFP

Tapales taking taller Japanese foe seriously

Dec 07, 2019 - 7:24 PM

Marlon Tapales promises to be careful when he fights Japan's Ryosuke Iwasa, who has a 3-inch height advantage over him

Ancajas stakes crown vs Gonzalez in Mexico

Dec 07, 2019 - 6:28 PM

After a postponement a month ago, the Filipino champ finally defends his IBF super flyweight against Chilean Miguel Gonzalez

Fil-Brit boxer John Marvin after shock loss: 'I’ll be back'

Dec 07, 2019 - 5:26 PM

John Marvin admits he’s 'gutted, heartbroken' after failing to defend his SEA Games light heavyweight title

Filipino boxer Marvin John Nobel loses to Truong Dinh Hoang of Vietnam in the men's light heavyweight boxing of the 30th SEA Games on December 5, 2019 at the PICC Forum. Photo by Alecs Ongcal/Rappler

Eumir Marcial destroys Malaysian foe, barges into boxing final

Dec 06, 2019 - 8:53 PM

Transforming into a non-stop punching machine, Zamboanga City native Eumir Marcial stops Malaysia's Mohamed Aswan Bin Che Azmi via first-round stoppage

Eumir Felix Marcial of the Philippines stops Azmi Mood Aswan Che of Malaysia in the first round after referee stops contest in the 30th SEA Games Boxing middle weight division bout on December 6, 2019, at the PICC Forum. Photo by Alecs Ongcal/Rappler

PH boxers Suarez, Ladon advance as Marvin absorbs shock loss

Dec 05, 2019 - 11:24 PM

Charly Suarez and Rogen Ladon score convincing wins, but Fil-Brit standout John Marvin fails to make it a perfect night for Filipino boxers

Filipino boxer Marvin John Nobel loses to Truong Dinh Hoang of Vietnam in the men's light heavyweight boxing of the 30th SEA Games on December 5, 2019 at the PICC Forum. Photo by Alecs Ongcal/Rappler

Female pugilists shine in SEA Games boxing opener

Dec 05, 2019 - 11:35 AM

The women take centerstage as the Philippine boxers put their speed and power into good use

DOMINANT. Philippine bet Irish Magno (right) overpowers Singapore’s Leona Hui Xin Yee in the women’s flyweight quarterfinals. Photo by Alecs Ongcal/Rappler

WATCH: PH boxing team eyes golden rush

Nov 29, 2019 - 9:45 PM

Filipino sluggers look to draw inspiration and strength from a supportive home crowd in their quest for gold in the 2019 SEA Games

GO FOR GOLD. Reigning SEA Games champions Eumir Marcial (right) and John Marvin lead the men's team. File photo by PSC-POC Media Group

'Frozen 2' ices out competition in North American box office

Nov 25, 2019 - 10:44 AM

The movie takes in an estimated $127 million according to industry watcher Exhibitor Relations

'Ford v. Ferrari' zooms to top of North American box office

Nov 19, 2019 - 12:36 PM

Starring Matt Damon and Christian Bale, 'Ford v. Ferrari' portrays how a team at Ford built a car to challenge Ferrari's dominance at France's 1966 Le Mans race

World War II film 'Midway' tops North American box office

Nov 12, 2019 - 4:51 PM

'Midway' tackles the pivotal naval 4-day battle between the US and Japan in the Pacific during World War II

Australian boxer Dwight Ritchie dies in sparring accident

Nov 10, 2019 - 11:45 AM

Middleweight boxer Dwight Ritchie collapsed and died while sparring. He was 27

LOOK: Donaire borrows trophy from Inoue to fulfill promise to sons

Nov 08, 2019 - 2:19 PM

Nonito Donaire says the Muhammad Ali trophy will serve as a reminder to him and his sons to win and lose 'graciously'

MISSED CHANCE. Nonito Donaire falls short of the Muhammad Ali trophy against Naoya Inoue. Photo from Twitter/@filipinoflash

Dozens of endangered turtles disappear from Japan zoo

Nov 07, 2019 - 10:07 PM

Officials fear the turtles may have been stolen for sale on the black market, where they are valued as exotic pets

GONE. This handout photograph taken in 2006 and released by the Okinawa Zoo and Museum on November 6, 2019, shows a Ryukyu leaf turtle at Okinawa Zoo. AFP PHOTO / OKINAWA ZOO & MUSEUM

'Maleficent' sequel tops North America box office but underwhelms

Oct 22, 2019 - 11:55 AM

'Maleficent: Mistress of Evil' debuts as number one but still falls short of box office expectations, earning only $36.9 million with a projection of $45 million

Boxer Errol Spence faces drunken driving charge after crash

Oct 17, 2019 - 12:25 PM

Unbeaten boxer Errol Spence – a potential Manny Pacquiao foe next year – gets charged with drunk driving after last week's frightening car crash

INJURED. Errol Spence figures in a car accident just two weeks after unifying the WBC and IBF welterweight belts. Photo by Jayne Kamin-Oncea/Getty Images/AFP

'Joker' tops North American box office for second week

Oct 15, 2019 - 4:33 PM

'Joker' gets the last laugh once again, dominating the box office on its second weekend with $55.9 million

Nesthy Petecio strikes gold in women's world boxing

Oct 13, 2019 - 7:38 PM

Featherweight boxer Nesthy Petecio rules in the Women's World Boxing Championships to become the second Filipina world titlist

ON TOP. Nesthy Petecio (back row, second from left) becomes the latest boxer to bring glory to the Philippines. Photo from AIBA

Undefeated boxing champ Spence hospitalized after car crash

Oct 11, 2019 - 9:31 AM

Welterweight champion Errol Spence figures in a car crash just two weeks after beating fellow American Shawn Porter

WELL WISHES. Boxing rival Shawn Porter (left) wishes for Errol Spence’s quick recovery weeks after their thrilling slugfest. Photo by Jayne Kamin-Oncea/Getty Images/AFP

'Joker' gets last laugh, sets record on North American screens

Oct 08, 2019 - 10:06 AM

Joaquin Phoenix's 'Joker' sets a box office record for an October release, raking in over $96.2 million on its opening weekend

Golovkin survives scare to regain IBF title

Oct 06, 2019 - 5:32 PM

'It's a bad day for me but a huge experience,' says Gennady Golovkin after defeating Sergiy Derevyanchenko to reclaim the IBF middleweight belt

GRUELING. Gennady Golovkin (left) endures Sergiy Derevyanchenko's volley of punches. Photo from DAZN

Marcial heads PH boxing lineup for SEA Games

Sep 30, 2019 - 11:36 PM

Eumir Marcial targets a third gold medal, while Carlo Paalam, Rogen Ladon, Ian Clark Bautista, and Charly Suarez look to impress

BACK-TO-BACK. Eumir Marcial looks to defend his middleweight gold medal in the SEA Games. File photo

Spence drops Porter by split decision in Staples Center slugfest

Sep 29, 2019 - 3:25 PM

The winner of the Errol Spence-Shawn Porter fight may face Manny Pacquiao, but promoter Al Haymon quickly pours cold water on the mega showdown

TRADING BLOWS. ErrollSpence Jr left) and Shawn Porter exchange punches in a thrilling welterweight title unification bout. Photo by Jayne Kamin-Oncea/Getty Images/AFP

Filipina actress plays lead role in Broadway's 'The Sandalwood Box'

Sep 25, 2019 - 2:00 PM

Dorothea Gloria stars in the Broadway production 'The Sandalwood Box,' set to premiere on the New York stage on Thursday, September 26

Marcial settles for silver in World Boxing Championships

Sep 22, 2019 - 12:45 AM

Eumir Marcial becomes only the third Filipino to win a silver in the Worlds

FILIPINO PRIDE. Eumir Marcial deliver another medal for the Philippines. Screengrab from Youtube/AIBA Boxing

Cannes-winning 'Parasite' sets French box office record

Sep 21, 2019 - 2:46 PM

Bong Joon-ho's hit South Korean drama 'Parasite' is the most successful Cannes-winning film at the French box office in 15 years, with more than 1.6 million viewers to date

'IT Chapter Two' creeps to top of box office

Sep 10, 2019 - 12:36 PM

The 'IT' sequel takes in $91.1 million at the North America box office on its opening weekend