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  • Head of Russian tennis says Sharapova could end career

    Head of Russian tennis says Sharapova could end career

    MOSCOW — The head of the Russian Tennis Federation says Maria Sharapova's failed doping test could spell the end of her career. Shamil Tarpishchev tells Russian news agency R-Sport that Sharapova's situation is "bad" and that it is "very doubtful" that …

  • Boxing: ‘Madness!’ Legendary Arum rips into Olympic pros plan

    Boxing: ‘Madness!’ Legendary Arum rips into Olympic pros plan

      by Daniel HICKS Hong Kong, China - Legendary boxing promoter Bob Arum has slammed as "total madness" a proposal to allow professional boxers to fight against amateurs in the Rio Olympics. The 84-year-old American, who has arranged fights for ring greats from Muhammad Ali …

  • Foton deals Petron-XCS first defeat

    Foton reigned supreme in Pool C of the 2016 Philippine Superliga Beach Volleyball Challenge Cup as it ran through erstwhile unbeaten Petron-XCS, 21-9,21-8, yesterday at the Mall of Asia Sands By the Bay in Pasay City. The hard-hitting pair of University …

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  • Cavaliers return to NBA Finals

    Cavaliers return to NBA Finals

    Toronto –  For LeBron James, it’s six straight trips to the NBA Finals. Maybe this one will end Cleveland’s long wait for a championship. James scored 33 points, Kevin Love had 20 points and 12 rebounds, and the Cavaliers advanced to their …

  • Cadets win SEABA Cup

    Cadets win SEABA Cup

    The Gilas Cadets finally showed their true potential yesterday after banking on a huge fourth quarter to defeat host Thailand, 97-80, in an anti-climactic final to capture the SEABA Stankovic Cup crown at the Stadium 29 in Bangkok. Unlike in their …

  • E-Painters want McKines

    If Rain or  Shine (ROS)  can have its way, coach Yeng Guiao said he would want to see import Wendell McKines put on the Elasto Painters jersey in the season-ending PBA Governors’ Cup slated on July 15. However, with the 6-4 …

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  • Nietes keeps WBO crown

    Nietes keeps WBO crown

    BACOLOD CITY— Donnie Nietes made what was thought to be a hard fight into a walk in the park late Saturday night in retaining World Boxing Organization (WBO) light-flyweight crown for the ninth time at the St. La Salle Coliseum. …

  • Nietes eyed for US return

    Bacolod City — After testing the waters last year, ALA Boxing will be back in the US with two shows lined up in the San Francisco Bay Area on July 9 and Los Angeles in July and on Sept. 24. Michael …

  • Tyson lands knockout blow against professionals at Rio

    Tyson lands knockout blow against professionals at Rio

    By Guan Yongning, Reuters BEIJING - Mike Tyson has branded the Amateur International Boxing Association's (AIBA) decision to let professional fighters take part in the 2016 Rio Olympics as "ridiculous" and "foolish". Professional boxers would feature at the Olympic games as …

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  • Nadal pulls out of French Open

    Paris — Nine-time champion Rafael Nadal rocked the French Open on Friday when he pulled out with a left wrist injury as Andy Murray and defending champion Stan Wawrinka moved closer to a semi-final showdown. Nadal, 29, said he had been …

  • Huey, pal advance

    Fil-American Treat Huey and Belarusian partner Max Miryni dumped Lithuania’s Ricardas Bernakis and Czech Republic’s Lukas Rosol, 6-3, 6-4, on Thursday to reach the third round of the French Open men’s doubles at Roland Garros in Paris. The 10th-seeded Huey and …

  • Djokovic, Nadal reach milestones

    Djokovic, Nadal reach milestones

    Paris — World number one Novak Djokovic and nine-time winner Rafael Nadal racked up personal Grand Slam milestones at the French Open Thursday as Serena Williams coasted into the third round. Top seed Djokovic, looking for a Roland Garros title to …

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  • PH golfers advance to 4-ball round of 16

    PH golfers advance to 4-ball round of 16

    Princess Superal and Pauline del Rosario sustained fierce form and eased out Mikayla Fitzpatrick and Alisa Snyder of Phoenix, 3&2, to roll into the second round of the upset-marred US Women’s Amateur Four-Ball Championship Match Play at the Streamsong Blue …

  • Spectacular finish earns McIlroy Irish Open title

    Straffan, Ireland — Rory McIlroy eagled the final hole to cap his first victory of the season Sunday at the Irish Open, his home tournament where he’s famously struggled over the years. McIlroy’s three-shot triumph over Scotland's Russell Knox and Bradley …

  • Masters champ, Lowry call for action against slow play

    Dublin — New Masters champion Danny Willett and Irishman Shane Lowry believe the PGA Tour needs to act on curbing slow play. Willett has returned to Europe to tee-up in this week's Irish Open at the K. Club and will be …

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  • NU beats Laoag in V-L opener

    NU beats Laoag in V-L opener

    Games Tomorrow (The Arena, San Juan) 4 p.m. – Air Force vs Baguio 6:30 p.m. – Bali Pure vs Iriga National University (NU) leaned on the all-around performance of setter Jasmine Nabor to beat Laoag, 25-21, 20-25, 25-23, 25-21, last night in the opener …

  • Global takes on Cambodia today

    Game Today (Jalan Besar Stadium) 7:30 p.m. – Nagaworld vs Global UFL Cup champion Global launches its bid to finally win the title in the Lion City as it battles Cambodian side Nagaworld tonight in the Singapore Cup at the Jalan Besar Stadium. Global, …

  • Pocari vs UP kicks off Shakey’s V-L

    Games Today (The Arena, San Juan) 1 p.m. – Navy vs IEM (Spikers’ Turf) 4 p.m. – NU vs Laoag (Shakey’s V-L) 6:30 p.m. – Pocari vs UP (Shakey’s V-L) Pocari Sweat and University of the Philippines (UP) start their respective title bids today when …