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Rappler's latest stories on comeback


LOOK: JM de Guzman set for comeback at Star Magic

Dec 05, 2017 - 3:49 PM

JM is set to make a return on TV and film

Sharapova back in business, like it or not

Apr 24, 2017 - 10:36 AM

The poster girl of women s tennis won t necessarily be welcomed back with open arms by rivals

RETURN IMMINENT. Maria Sharapova, seen playing in the World TeamTennis Smash Hits charity tennis event in October, will return at the Stuttgart claycourt tournament on April 26 after her 15-month ban elapses. Photo by John Gurzinski/AFP

Sharapova to return after ban in Stuttgart tournament

Jan 10, 2017 - 8:24 PM

Maria Sharapova who was banned for testing positive for meldonium will play her first match in Stuttgart on April 26 – the day her ban expires

COMEBACK. Tennis star Maria Sharapova, seen here in the World TeamTennis Smash Hits charity tennis event benefiting the Elton John AIDS Foundation on October 10, 2016 in Las Vegas, is set for a return to competitive play after her 15-month ban. John GURZINSKI / AFP

Tiger Woods turns 41 with comeback plans for 2017

Dec 31, 2016 - 1:35 PM

In addition to finding his form Tiger Woods will face in 2017 a new generation of players such as top ranked Filipino Australian Jason Day

Tiger Woods of the United States hits his tee shot on the 13th hole during the final round of the Hero World Challenge at Albany, The Bahamas on December 4, 2016 in Nassau, Bahamas. Christian Petersen/Getty Images/AFP

2016 in sports: A year of comebacks

Dec 23, 2016 - 6:00 PM

Rappler takes a look back at the biggest most memorable sports comebacks that made the year

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Nov 18, 2016 - 10:52 PM

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Floyd Mayweather throws cold water on comeback rumors

Nov 18, 2016 - 12:42 PM

I m only human I m not perfect God only made one thing perfect: my boxing record says Floyd Mayweather Jr

RETIREMENT. Floyd Mayweather Jr says he's happy with his life after boxing and has no interest in returning to the ring, though he admits to contradicting himself frequently. Photo by Michael Reaves/Getty Images/AFP

Marcos Jr: Watch out, I'll be back!

Nov 07, 2016 - 8:40 PM

The only son and namesake of the late dictator Ferdinand Marcos talks about his political ‘resurgence’ a day before the Supreme Court decides on a hero’s burial for his father

'THIS IS TEMPORARY.' Former Senator Ferdinand 'Bongbong' Marcos Jr (shown here in a campaign rally in May 2016), says despite his unsuccessful vice presidential bid, he has been going around the country to thank his supporters. He vows to make a political 'resurgence.' File photo by Rob Reyes/Rappler

WATCH: Goldberg makes WWE return after 12 years

Oct 18, 2016 - 1:20 PM

Goldberg who was last seen in a WWE ring when he competed at WrestleMania XX in 2004 makes a comeback on the October 17 episode of Monday Night Raw

WHO'S NEXT? Goldberg makes his comeback to the WWE. Photo from

Aga Muhlach on ABS-CBN comeback, movie with Lea Salonga

Aug 18, 2016 - 10:09 PM

Aga is set to appear as a judge in the upcoming reality show Pinoy Boyband Superstar

Jessie Vargas wants first shot at comebacking Manny Pacquiao

Jul 30, 2016 - 5:45 PM

Manny has never faced someone like me says WBO welterweight titleholder Jessie Vargas

SUITOR LINED UP. Jessie Vargas, seen during his 2015 fight against Timothy Bradley Jr, wants to personally greet Manny Pacquiao back from retirement. File photo by Stephen Dunn/Getty Images/AFP

Pacquiao’s boxing return set for Thomas & Mack Center - report

Jul 21, 2016 - 11:10 AM

Manny Pacquiao s return fight against a yet unnamed opponent will be his first fight outside of a casino since 2010

FIGHTING SENATOR. Manny Pacquiao will return to the ring on November 5 at the Thomas & Mack Center. File photo by Wendell Alinea/Rappler

Pacquiao’s return fight targeted for November 5, says Arum

Jul 20, 2016 - 10:28 AM

The Fighting Senator has narrowed down his potential opponents with 3 locations in Las Vegas being eyed for the venue

COMEBACK KID. Manny Pacquiao will return to the ring this year, says Bob Arum. File photo by Ted Aljibe/AFP

Pacquiao 'passionate' about boxing again as he eyes comeback

Jul 14, 2016 - 3:20 PM

Manny Pacquiao is set to become the fighting senator as he says he s still physically fit to box at age 37

PAC IS BACK. Manny Pacquiao isn't yet ready to let go of the sport. Photo by Noel Celis/AFP

Kris Aquino in talks for TV comeback

Jul 12, 2016 - 2:22 PM

Kris Aquino says she has met with ABS CBN executives for her return to television

TV COMEBACK. Kris Aquino shares that she is in talks with ABS-CBN executives to discuss her return to television. Screengrab from Instagram/kriscaquino

Pacquiao gets October 15 reserved as date for ring return

Jul 01, 2016 - 1:45 PM

Top Rank chief Bob Arum has booked a date at the Mandalay Bay in case Pacquiao decides to fight again this year

COMEBACK? Manny Pacquiao hasn't announced a comeback but already has a date reserved for one. File photo by Wendell Alinea/Rappler

Georges St-Pierre ready for UFC return

Jun 21, 2016 - 3:05 PM

The former welterweight champion talks about his plans for a UFC comeback after a self imposed 3 year hiatus

READY TO RETURN. Georges St-Pierre reveals his plans for a UFC comeback. Photo by Mark Blinch/Getty Images for Heineken/AFP

Brock Lesnar to represent Canada in UFC return

Jun 13, 2016 - 6:40 PM

Lesnar s Reebok fight kit is decked out in Canada s colors with the country s signature maple leaf

THE BEAST IS BACK. Former heavyweight champion Brock Lesnar will be back in the Octagon. Photo by Jon Kopaloff/Getty Images/AFP

Floyd Mayweather teases comeback from retirement

May 01, 2016 - 4:47 PM

Floyd Mayweather says he s had conversations with CBS and Showtime but says it d take a 9 figure payday and a championship fight to bring him back

A COMEBACK? Floyd Mayweather teases about a potential comeback if it was a '9-figure payday' and 'a championship fight.' File Photo from AFP

Pacquiao leaves door open to boxing comeback

Mar 31, 2016 - 9:18 AM

I cannot say yes or no My decision is to go back to the Philippines and help the people says Pacquiao

HEAVY HITTER. Manny Pacquiao insists he wants to dedicate himself to politics but admits he can't definitively say he'll never come back. Photo by Wendell Alinea/Rappler

Garcia shrugs off shoulder injury for career game

Feb 17, 2016 - 9:39 PM

The Phoenix guard did not look like he injured his shooting arm at all when he set a new career high of 33 points

SPLENDID COMEBACK. RR Garcia comes back strong from injuring his shooting arm with a career-high performance. Photo by Josh Albelda/Rappler

Missing basketball bad, De Ocampo comes back strong for TNT

Feb 10, 2016 - 8:54 PM

Ranidel De Ocampo visibly swells with relief gratitude and joy after successfully playing his first PBA game since suffering a terrifying back injury last year

STRONG AS EVER. Ranidel De Ocampo comes back strong for TNT after a back injury that sidelined him for almost 4 months. Photo by Josh Albelda/ Rappler

Boxing: Beefed-up David Haye makes heavyweight return

Jan 14, 2016 - 3:32 AM

David Haye returns to the boxing ring after more than 3 years out of the ring and with a few more pounds of muscle on him

HAYEMAKER. David Haye, seen after his most recent fight in 2012, will return to the ring against Australian Mark de Mori. Photo by Nick Potts/EPA

[Full lineup] Cinema One Originals Film Festival 2015: The 9 films in competition

Nov 04, 2015 - 4:51 PM

Check out the films in competition watch the trailers and plot your Cinema One game plan

CINEMA ONE ORIGINALS FILM FESTIVAL. There are 9 films in the competition this year, including Ara Chawdhury's 'Miss Bulalacao,' Sari Dalena's 'Dahling Nick,' Bor Ocampo's 'Dayang Asu,' and Carl Joseph Papa's 'Manang Biring.' Screengrabs from YouTube/Film Police Reviews, 'Dayang Asu' screengrab from Facebook/DayangAsuIndieFilm

Pinoy MMA vet Jessie Rafols loses comeback bout at PXC 49

Aug 08, 2015 - 2:14 PM

Shane Alvarez forces Jessie Rafols who was sidelined for nearly two years due to injuries to wave the white flag

SPOILED COMEBACK. Filipino veteran Jessie Rafols suffered a defeat at the hands of Shane “Pikaboo” Alvarez in his return to active competition. Photo from Wikipedia

Oscar De La Hoya says no to comeback bid at age 42

Jun 30, 2015 - 5:19 AM

I am retired and after speaking to my family and following a great deal of introspection I have decided to stay retired De La Hoya wrote on his Facebook

HAPPILY RETIRED. Oscar De La Hoya has decided to stay out of the boxing ring. File photo by Andrew Gombert/EPA

Oscar de la Hoya considering comeback at age 42

Jun 23, 2015 - 2:40 PM

De la Hoya said that he is clean and sober after twice undergoing rehabilitation for drugs and alcohol and as fit as ever

GOLDEN COMEBACK? Oscar De La Hoya is considering writing a new ending to his boxing career. File photo by Andrew Gombert/EPA

Alaska rallies from 22 points down to nip Barako Bull

Jun 13, 2015 - 6:08 PM

The Aces are now tied for first place after the huge character win

Travis Romeo showed leadership as Alaska posted a come-from-behind victory over Barako Bull. Photo by Czeasar Dancel/Rappler

Rain or Shine survives NLEX comeback for third straight win

Jun 11, 2015 - 2:53 AM

Rain or Shine blew a 29 point lead late in the third quarter and had to stave off a furious NLEX rally

Paul Lee drops 20 points on the Road Warriors to help save the Elasto Painters from disaster. Photo by Czeasar Dancel/Rappler

Claudine Barretto on Julia, Marjorie, Raymart

Mar 30, 2015 - 3:12 PM

Plus news on Claudine s movie comeback

WATCH: Paul George steadily getting in shape for Pacers

Mar 10, 2015 - 6:45 PM

In the video George is seen dunking already and defending

COMEBACK. Paul George is hard at work hoping to return for Indiana this season. Screenshot from

Critics rave as John Galliano makes London comeback

Jan 17, 2015 - 8:42 PM

His first show took place in London which according to some circles is a snub to fashion capital Paris

Denver Cuello wins comeback bout vs Thai foe

Oct 13, 2014 - 6:13 AM

Denver Cuello puts himself back on the winning track after layoffs due to injury

COMEBACK KID. Denver Cuello returned to action with a TKO win. Photo by Ryan Songalia/Rappler

All you need to know about Pacquiao-Rios

Nov 23, 2013 - 4:06 PM

Rappler compares both fighters and tells you why this fight is important and what to expect for the showdown between Manny Pacquiao and Brandon Rios

CLASH IN COTAI. Manny Pacquiao and Brandon Rios will step in the ring Sunday, November 24 for the WBO International Welterweight Championship. Photo by Dale de la Rey/AFP

Phelps: I'm not coming back

May 19, 2013 - 9:43 AM

Olympic great Michael Phelps quashed reports that he is returning to compete in the 2016 Rio Olympics

No swim comeback for Armstrong - reports

Apr 05, 2013 - 9:29 AM

Disgraced US cyclist Lance Armstrong has scrapped plans to enter a swim race in Texas following objections from FINA

Nadal launches comeback with doubles win

Feb 06, 2013 - 10:48 AM

Spain s Rafael Nadal launched his return from a seven month injury break by teaming with Argentina s Juan Monaco for an emphatic doubles victory in the ATP clay court

Hatton returns to ring after Pacquiao loss, promises more control

Nov 23, 2012 - 9:06 AM

Ricky Hatton has pledged to keep his emotions in check when the British boxer makes his comeback against Ukraine s Vyacheslav Senchenko on Saturday November 24