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  • Phoenix eyes 5th D-L win

    Games Today (Ynares Sports Arena, Pasig City) 4 p.m. – Topstar ZC vs Phoenix 6 p.m. – Blustar vs AMA  Phoenix aims for its fifth win in as many games when it battles Topstar ZC Mindanao today in the PBA D-League Foundation Cup at …

  • Chiefs outlast Altas

    Chiefs outlast Altas

    Games Today (The Arena, San Juan) 9 a.m. – Mapua vs JRU (Jrs) 10:45 a.m. – San Beda vs Letran (Jrs) 12:30 p.m. – Perpetual vs Arellano (Jrs) 2:15 p.m. – San Sebastian vs CSB (Jrs) 4 p.m. – EAC vs Lyceum (Jrs) With Jio Jalalon and …

  • Gilas ‘schooled’ by taller Italy

    Gilas Pilipinas absorbed another lopsided defeat in its ongoing Olympic Qualifying Tournament (OQT) preparation in Europe on Saturday by losing to host Italy, 106-70, in a pocket tournament in Bologna. Led by NBA veterans Marco Belinelli, Danilo Gallinari and Andrea Bargnani, …

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  • Will Pacquiao bite Arum’s Oct. 15 offer to fight again?

    Will Pacquiao bite Arum’s Oct. 15 offer to fight again?

    Hall of Fame promoter Bob Arum has booked the Mandalay Bay Events Center in Las Vegas for a possible Manny Pacquiao Oct. 15 headliner, the Las Vegas Review-Journal reported over the weekend. While Pacquiao is officially retired from the sport, Arum, …

  • Alvarez to take on unbeaten ‘Beefy’ Smith

    Los Angeles — Hard-hitting Saul “Canelo’’ Alvarez will attempt to claim a third middleweight world title when he takes on the undefeated Liam “Beefy’’ Smith of Britain on September 17, promoters said Friday. No venue was named for the bout in …

  • Barriga makes pro boxing debut

    London Olympian Mark Anthony Barriga makes the first step towards a fast-tracked program meant to award him a world title shot with the least number of fights when he makes his professional debut tonight. Barriga, 23, meets Mark Anthony Florida in …

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  • Djokovic, Federer drawn to meet in Wimby semis

    London — Defending champion Novak Djokovic and seven-time winner Roger Federer were on Friday drawn to meet in the semi-finals of this year’s Wimbledon which starts on Monday. World number one Djokovic, who is bidding to take another step closer to …

  • Federer ousts Goffin to reach Halle semis

    Federer ousts Goffin to reach Halle semis

    Halle, Germany — Roger Federer beat Belgium’s David Goffin 6-1, 7-6 (12/10) on Friday to reach the ATP Halle grass court semi-finals and move to within one win of an 11th appearance in the final. The Swiss world number three, a …

  • Ex-tennis star’s son also rises

    Ex-tennis star’s son also rises

    Matthew Castillejo Garcia, son of former national team standout and sports broadcaster Dyan Castillejo, is making waves in the local tennis circuit. Garcia, 13, took part in nine tournaments stretching back to February and won five titles, including Palawan Pawnshop, Henry …

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  • Ko matches course record

    Rogers, Arkansas — Lydia Ko is comfortable on any golf course she steps onto these days. The top-ranked player feels exceptionally at home at Pinnacle Country Club in the LPGA Tour’s NW Arkansas Championship, and that comfort level has shown in …

  • Tiger Woods calls Dustin Johnson’s US Open fiasco ‘awful’

    Tiger Woods calls Dustin Johnson’s US Open fiasco ‘awful’

    By Stephen Whyno, AP Sports Writer BETHESDA, Maryland - Tiger Woods says the rules controversy that followed Dustin Johnson down the stretch at the U.S. Open was "awful'' and wasn't fair to the eventual tournament champion or his fellow competitors.   Woods was …

  • Lascuña cools off, but pads lead to 8

    Lascuña cools off, but pads lead to 8

    Antonio Lascuña, who burned the course with sterling play in the first two rounds, was brought down to earth yesterday, firing a one-over-par 72 in the third round of the ICTSI Forest Hills championship. After shooting 65-64 the first two days, …

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  • Pocari goes for sweep of Shakey’s elims

    Pocari goes for sweep of Shakey’s elims

    Games Today (Philsports Arena) 10 a.m. – Air Force vs IEM (S. Turf) 1 p.m. – Cignal vs Sta. Elena (S. Turf) 4 p.m. – UP vs Laoag (V-League) 6:30 p.m. – Pocari vs Air Force (V-League) Pocari Sweat guns for a sweep of the elimination …

  • Poland, Portugal gain Euro quarters

    Poland, Portugal gain Euro quarters

    Paris — The quarterfinal lineup at the European Championship started to take shape on Saturday after three drab matches that will live forever in the record books but not in the memory. The start of the round of 16 saw Poland, …

  • Geisler-Matos draw begs for a Round 3 brawl

    Geisler-Matos draw begs for a Round 3 brawl

    The crowd was impressive, but the show was not. That’s because Baron Geisler and Kiko Matos failed to live up to the expectations of fight fans and curious observers after the two actors settled for a draw in their two-round bout …