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  • Serena Williams to miss Madrid Open because of illness

    Serena Williams to miss Madrid Open because of illness

    MADRID — Serena Williams will miss the Madrid Open because of illness. The tournament says Williams won't be able to play at the tournament that starts this weekend because of a fever that has left her feeling "less than 100 percent." Williams …

  • Olympics: Tokyo 2020 unveils new logo after plagiarism claim

    Olympics: Tokyo 2020 unveils new logo after plagiarism claim

      PAL Tokyo, Japan - Tokyo 2020 Olympic organisers on Monday announced a new logo nearly eight months after the original choice was scrapped over a plagiarism scandal, but faced immediate criticism that it was 'dull'. The new design, chosen from a short list …

  • Pacquiao ’50-50′ but vows to retire

    Pacquiao ’50-50′ but vows to retire

      by Rob Woollard Las Vegas, United States-- Manny Pacquiao admitted he was "50-50" about retirement after bidding farewell to boxing Saturday with a vintage performance to defeat long-time rival Tim Bradley. The 37-year-old had promised to deliver an explosive display and did not disappoint …

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  • Bolts, Aces break tie today

    Bolts, Aces break tie today

    Game Today (Smart Araneta Coliseum) 7 p.m. – Alaska vs Meralco (Series tied 1-1) The Meralco Bolts are intent on not putting to waste their come-from-behind victory the last time as they aim for a 2-1 lead against the Alaska Aces tonight in …

  • Even without Curry, Warriors win easily

    Even without Curry, Warriors win easily

    Oakland, California — Klay Thompson scored 27 points with seven 3-pointers, and the Golden State Warriors rolled into the second round of the playoffs without injured superstar Stephen Curry, thoroughly embarrassing the Houston Rockets 114-81 on Wednesday night in Game …

  • Lakers eye Warriors’ Walton

    Oakland, California – The Los Angeles Lakers received permission from the Warriors to interview top assistant Luke Walton for their coaching vacancy. Golden State coach Steve Kerr said before Game 5 of the playoffs against Houston that Lakers general manager Mitch …

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  • Nietes tries to score ‘twin’ win in Bacolod

    Long-reigning world champion Donnie Nietes gets the rare opportunity to complete a double kill when he defends the World Boxing Organization (WBO) light-flyweight title against Raul Garcia of Mexico on May 28 in Bacolod City. Raul is the twin of Ramon, …

  • Top amateurs spar with pros

    The Philippine boxing team, revving up for the last two chances at making the Rio Olympics, is neck-deep in training at the famed ALA Boxing Club in Cebu. Sparring sessions have been held the past few days with flyweight Ian Clark …

  • Donaire wins over Bedak via TKO in 3rd round

    Cebu City – Nonito Donaire sent Hungarian Zsolt Bedak to the canvas thrice on his way to retaining the WBO super bantamweight title via a third round technical knockout Saturday night, at the Cebu City Sports Center here. Making his first …

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  • Huey, partner gain quarters

    Huey, partner gain quarters

    Treat Huey and Belarusian partner Max Mirnyi overpowered the Italian duo of Thomas Fabbiano and Paolo Lorenzi, 6-2, 6-3, and advanced to the quarterfinals of the Millennium Estoril Open yesterday. Huey and Mirnyi, seeded second in this Association of Tennis Professionals …

  • Nadal in final versus Japanese

    Barcelona — Top two seeds Rafael Nadal and Kei Nishikori will face each other in the final of the Barcelona Open on Sunday after comfortably easing past Philipp Kohlschreiber and Benoit Paire respectively in Saturday's semi-finals. Nadal continued his perfect start …

  • Huey, partner drop semis tiff

    Fil-American netter Treat Huey and Belarusian partner Max Mirnyi bowed to multi-titled American pair Bob and Mike Bryan, 6-4, 3-6, 10-7, in the semifinal of the Barcelona Open BancSabadell in Spain late Saturday. The second-seeded Bryan brothers, owner of 16 Grand …

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  • Thai golfer fires 64, grabs Sherwood lead

    Thai golfer fires 64, grabs Sherwood lead

    Trece Martirez, Cavite — Thailand’s Kasidit Lepkurte grabbed the lead in style after firing a bogey-free eight-under-par 64 to storm to a four-stroke lead with one round left in the ICTSI Sherwood Hills Classic yesterday. Lepkurte strung five birdies on the …

  • Golfers frustrated but hopeful

    Golfers frustrated but hopeful

    The country’s top guns set out for the ICTSI Sherwood Hills Classic tomorrow, hard-pressed to come up with a victory or be at the receiving end of another sweep by the Asian Development Tour campaigners for the second straight year. “We …

  • O’Toole grabs S’woods lead

    O’Toole grabs S’woods lead

    CARMONA, Cavite — American John Michael O’Toole shot a sparkling 61 in the weather-delayed second round and added a 69 hours later for a one-shot lead after a wild and wooly third round of the ICTSI Manila Southwoods Championship ADT …

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  • Cray still to receive notification

    Is Eric Shauwn Cray in or out? As early as a year ago, the Fil-Am hurdler had been advertised as the Philippines’ first qualifier for the Rio Olympics but the Philippine Track and Field Association (Patafa) has yet to receive an …

  • La Salle rues lack of focus, errors for loss

    La Salle rues lack of focus, errors for loss

    The meltdown in Game 2 will forever haunt the La Salle Lady Spikers if they can’t produce a magical show in tomorrow’s deciding Game 3 of the UAAP women’s volleyball best-of-three series against Ateneo. The five-set loss was very painful for …

  • Game 3 is going to be mind over matter – Valdez

    Game 3 is going to be mind over matter – Valdez

    If there was any question last Wednesday about the legacy that Alyssa Valdez will be leaving behind in the UAAP, then those questions can now finally be put to rest. Finding themselves in a desperate situation against the La Salle Lady …