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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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  • Lee pulls out of Gilas pool

    Lee pulls out of Gilas pool

    PBA Commissioner’s Cup Finals hero Paul Lee of Rain or Shine formally pulled out of the Gilas Pilipinas training pool for the Olympic Qualifying Tournament (OQT) yesterday as he is set to undergo another treatment on his knee injury that …

  • Player injuries shadow Gilas OQT preparation

    Injuries plaguing the Gilas Pilipinas pool in training for the Manila FIBA Olympic Qualifying Tournament this July may have triggered tremors of concern to those involved in forming the team, but the local organizing committee under Samahang Basketbol ng Pilipinas …

  • Olympians step up Rio preparations

    Ian Lariba of table tennis and Elaine Alora of taekwondo are scheduled to compete in tournaments abroad within the next two months as part of their respective preparations for the Rio Olympics in August. Lariba will play in the Japan Open …

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  • Mongolian battler too much for Magno

    Irish Magno became the first Filipino casualty in the AIBA World Women’s Boxing Championships after yielding in the first round Friday night in Astana, Kazakhstan. Magno, the 2015 Singapore Southeast Asian Games silver medalist lost on points to Mongolian Bolortuul Tumurkhuyag …

  • Arum hopes to see 2nd fight

    Last week while presiding over a show in Hong Kong, Hall of Fame promoter Bob Arum relayed his desire to speak to retired boxing champion and newly elected Philippine senator Manny Pacquiao about what is left of his boxing future. Already …

  • Pagara ready to go 12 rounds vs Juarez

    Pagara ready to go 12 rounds vs Juarez

    Unbeaten super-bantamweight prospect Prince Albert Pagara has vowed not to violate a cardinal rule in boxing when he faces Mexican banger Cesar Juarez in his second fight on US soil on July 9. Pagara (26-0-0 with 18 KOs) assured scribes yesterday …

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  • Roger Federer withdraws from French Open

    Roger Federer withdraws from French Open

    PARIS, France – Roger Federer withdrew from the French Open on Thursday after failing to recover from a back injury, bringing to an end the 17-time major winner’s run of 65 consecutive Grand Slams. “I regret to announce that I have made the …

  • Gonzales gains Mexico semis

    Fil-American Ruben Gonzales continued his impressive run of form overseas after he and American partner Brandon Anandan barged into the semifinals of the Torneo Profesional Future Berimbau tennis tournament in Mexico City. Gonzales and Anandan cruised past the Brazilian duo of …

  • Murray gets a big birthday present

    Murray gets a big birthday present

    Rome — Andy Murray celebrated his 29th birthday by beating Novak Djokovic on clay for the first time to win the Italian Open title Sunday in a match that Djokovic argued should have been stopped due to rain. Gaining a measure …

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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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  • Officials confident more bets will qualify in Rio

    The number of Filipino athletes competing in the Rio Olympics could reach as many as 15 in the event boxing delivers the heavy blows and a few others step up to the plate heading into the final days of qualification. Chief …

  • Ceres battles South China in round of 16

    Game Today (Panaad Stadium, Bacolod City) 7:30 p.m. – Ceres vs South China Ceres-La Salle is out to prove that its entry in the knockout stage of the AFC Cup was no fluke as it battles Hong Kong side South China tonight in …

  • What about sports, Digong?

    Nothing seems to animate Rodrigo Duterte than talking about killing criminals. In two press conferences last week, one of them held at 2 a.m., Duterte reiterated his campaign line that beating crime will be the number one priority of his …