Sports News Weekend Roundup (Week of 18 to 24 May 2015)


Perlas Pilipinas’ Ewon Arayi Longs for Gold in Her Last National Stint

Photo from Arayi’s Facebook page via

Now in her eighth and final year as a Philippine national women’s basketball team member, 29-year-old Merenciana ‘Ewon’ Arayi only hopes to finally capture the coveted title to cap her career with a bang. When she leaves the national program, the former Adamson Lady Falcon plans to put up a sustainable basketball league for women to continue her passion for her country and sport.

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SEAG Update: POC Official Sees Team Philippines Bagging at Least 50 Gold Medals

Chef de mission Julian Camacho by Jerome Ascano via

Philippine delegation Chef de mission Julian Camacho predicts a strong outing for the Philippines in the upcoming Southeast Asian Games in Singapore. The SEA Games to be held starting June 5 to 16 will witness the participation of 466 Filipino athletes, which looks to improve its last tournament performance of 29 gold medals in 2013.

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Pacquiao Could Fight Amir Khan Next in Dubai

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According to promoter Bob Arum, since the megafight in early May, Manny Pacquiao’s stock rose despite his loss to Floyd Mayweather, Jr.. Organizers in Dubai are looking at a possible big-time fight against English boxer Amir Khan to be held there early next year, given Pacquiao fully recovers from his shoulder surgery. “The worldwide attention on this fight was tremendous. As the gentleman from Dubai said, it was Manny Pacquiao who was the star. He was the guy people were interested in watching, not particularly Floyd Mayweather,” Arum added.

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