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Manny Pacquiao selects unbeaten American Chris Algieri as next opponent

MANILA (Mabuhay) – Filipino boxing icon Manny Pacquiao will return to action on November 22 in Macau. His next opponent will be a dangerous one: unbeaten American light-welterweight champion Chris Algieri. Pacquiao’s promoter Bob Arum of Top Rank confirmed the […]
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Brazil traumatized after German humiliation

RIO DE JANEIRO, July 9, 2014 (AFP) – Brazil licked physical and mental wounds on Wednesday after its World Cup humiliation by Germany, struggling to make sense of the heaviest defeat in the nation’s 100-year footballing history. The epic 7-1 […]
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Giants ace Fil-Am Lincecum no-hits Padres again

SAN FRANCISCO (AFP) – Tim Lincecum held San Diego hitless Wednesday in a 4-0 San Francisco victory as the righthander recorded his second career no-hitter – with both coming against the Padres. Lincecum also no-hit the Padres last July as […]
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US goes soccer crazy as team eyes second round

(LOS ANGELES-AFP) – Record numbers of football fans in the United States are bracing for another edge-of-the-seat match Thursday as their team battles to make the World Cup second round — and prove the sport’s growing popularity. Nearly 25 million […]
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2014 World Cup ball has better aerodynamics: NASA

(LOS ANGELES-AFP) – The official 2014 World Cup game ball should make players happy, NASA said after its own aerodynamics testing showed the new design avoided the pitfalls of the unpopular 2010 version. Players complained the official Jabulani ball from […]
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De la Hoya inducted into Hall of Fame

CANASTOTA (AFP) – Ten-time boxing world champion Oscar de la Hoya was inducted into the International Boxing Hall of Fame on Sunday, using the occasion to call for unity in the sport. The 41-year-old Mexican-American earned his place in the […]
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Brooklyn Net Blatche gets Filipino citizenship

MANILA, June 11, 2014 (AFP) – American NBA star Andray Blatche became a Filipino on Wednesday after President Benigno Aquino rushed through a special citizenship law to ensure the powerful centre could play for the Philippines at this year’s World […]
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‘Sports diplomacy’ for PHL, Vietnam troops

MANILA (AFP) – Filipino and Vietnamese troops will engage in a light-hearted round of sports diplomacy on contested islands in the South China Sea, the Philippines said Thursday, as tensions worsen with China. Basketball, beach volleyball and tug-of-war games will […]
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Pacquiao seeks to become basketball champ

MANILA (AFP) – Being world boxing champ, a heavyweight politician, an actor and a preacher is not enough for the Philippines’ irrepressible Manny Pacquiao – now he wants to be a professional basketballer. The pint-sized 35-year-old has caused shockwaves and […]
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Donaire takes world featherweight title

MACAO (AFP) – Nonito Donaire became the new world featherweight champion Saturday after defeating South Africa’s Simpiwe Vetyeka in Macau in a fight that saw the Filipino boxing star take victory after an anti-climactic technical decision. The bout was stopped […]