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Pacquiao will charter private jet to catch Duterte’s SONA

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Manila Standard Digital

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Two important dates are on Manny Pacquiao’s calendar this July.

Coming first of course, is his bout with undefeated Keith Thurman Jr. at the MGM Grand in Las Vegas on July 20 (21 Manila time).
The second, is President Duterte’s State of the Nation Address the very next day on the 22nd

With the uncertainty and the delays of a commercial flight, Manny’s camp says they have leased, a G8, similar to what Floyd Mayweather has. The plane, which reaches a top speed similar to that of the speed of sound, will bring Manny back in Manila Monday afternoon, a couple of hours before the SONA in the afternoon.

This, if Pacquiao doesn’t stay for too long in Las Vegas.

That’s why Pacquiao will go straight to the runway and charter a private jet right after his fight just to catch the President’s pronouncements on the state of the Philippines.
Those close to Manny says that they have already booked the direct flight so that Pacquiao can join the proceedings in Congress in the afternoon of July 22, Manila time.

This is less than 24 hours after his 12-rounder, less if by any circumstance a stoppage is done, with Thurman.
Manny, being a Philippine Senator and PDP-Laban (the President’s party) campaign manager, Pacquiao has no choice but to fly straight away back to the country on the account of his important policital affiliation.

But knowing the eight-division world champion, he won’t be one to complain. Though does this indicate that he’ll make easy pickings out of Thurman?

Let’s just see a couple of days from now if that will be the case.

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NBA All-Star 2023 starters revealed

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NBA All-Star 2023 starters revealed

The 10 players from the Eastern and Western Division that will start the 2023 NBA All-Star has been named.

As expected, LeBron James will spearhead another game as he dominated in the voting.

Joining him in the west are Stephen Curry, Luka Doncic, Nikola Jokic and Zion Williamson.

Out East, Giannis Antetokounmpo topped Kevin Durant for being the captain. Jayson Tatum, Kyrie Irving and Donovan Mitchell completed the five.

James and Antetokounmpo will do the honor of drafting hours before the actual ASG.

The festivities in Utah will mark James’ 19th All-Star appearances in his 20-year career. 

Curry will made his ninth All-Star, fourth for Luka Magic, fifth for the reigning back-to-back MVP Nikola Jokic and second All-Star for Williamson.

The Greek Freak will see his seventh ASG, Durant with his 13th, Kyrie with his eighth, and Tatum and Mitchell both their fourth appearances.

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Jordan Poole wins it for the Dubs, goes 2-0 in season series vs. Memphis 

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In a much-anticipated NBA rivals week, Golden State faced off against the gritty Memphis Grizzlies and Jordan Poole may have caused Stephen Curry to get ejected, but he bounced back by hitting the game-winner for the Warriors. Up by two with less than two minutes left, Poole decided to release a 30-footer off a huge offensive rebound by Donte DiVincenzo with still 12 seconds left on the shot clock. Curry, who was asking for the ball, got frustrated on the shot that he threw his mouthpiece on the floor while going back to defense and with the referee in front of him, the two-time MVP got slapped with a technical and ejection in a clutch-situation game. But despite missing their best player, Klay Thompson made a huge triple off Poole's assist to give the Warriors up with 14.1 seconds. Brnadon Clark though, tied the game off a beautiful setup from Ja Morant. Thompson missed the following shot but the Warriors grabbed an offensive rebound that paved the way to an inbound game-winning play as Poole went backdoor for the layup. He finished with 21 points while Thompson had 24. Curry top scored with 34 points. With the win, the Warriors are now 2-0 against the Grizzlies in the regular season.

In a much-anticipated NBA rivals week, Golden State faced off against the gritty Memphis Grizzlies and Jordan Poole may have caused Stephen Curry to get ejected, but he bounced back by hitting the game-winner for the Warriors.

Up by two with less than two minutes left, Poole decided to release a 30-footer off a huge offensive rebound by Donte DiVincenzo with still 12 seconds left on the shot clock. Curry, who was asking for the ball, got frustrated on the shot that he threw his mouthpiece on the floor while going back to defense and with the referee in front of him, the two-time MVP got slapped with a technical and ejection in a clutch-situation game.

But despite missing their best player, Klay Thompson made a huge triple off Poole’s assist to give the Warriors up with 14.1 seconds. Brnadon Clark though, tied the game off a beautiful setup from Ja Morant.

Thompson missed the following shot but the Warriors grabbed an offensive rebound that paved the way to an inbound game-winning play as Poole went backdoor for the layup.

He finished with 21 points while Thompson had 24. Curry top scored with 34 points.

With the win, the Warriors are now 2-0 against the Grizzlies in the regular season. 

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Damian Lillard drops fourth 60-point career game 

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Damian Lillard drops fourth 60-point career game

Top 75 of all-time in full display for Damian Lillard as he put on an incredible 60-point show in Portland’s 134-124 win over the Utah Jazz.

The Trail Blazer superstar was off to a hot start scoring 26 first half points before becoming even hotter, delivering 24 points in the third quarter alone including a personal 20-point run.

He finished the quarter with 50-piece before adding 10 more in the final frame to reach 60.

This is Lillard’s fourth 60-point game of his career and a point shy to tie his career-high.

He is now third in the most 60-point output in NBA history.

Lillard shot the ball very efficiently at 21-out-of-29 field goals. He drained nine triples, dished out eight assists, grabbed seven boards and picked up three steals.

This also marked his 15th 50-point game, proving everyone he is a professional bucket-getter.

Portland’s back-to-back wins gave them a 23-25 record, fourth in the Northwest division, 12th overall in the West.

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