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SAN ANTONIO, Texas: Tim Duncan had 14 points and 11 rebounds and Tony Parker carried the load in a dominant second half as San Antonio beat Golden State 109-91 in game five of their NBA playoff series. France’s Parker scored 16 of his 25 points in second half and had…

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Pacific X-treme Combat (PXC) bantamweight champion Crisanto “The Slugger” Pitpitunge will defend his title against Japanese Michinori Tanaka in PXC 37 on Saturday at the Ynares Sports Center in Pasig City. Pitpitunge told reporters during a press conference that he is prepared for his first title-defense despite an eight-month training…

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NEW YORK CITY: The United States, Iran and Russia on Tuesday forged an unlikely heavyweight alliance to keep the ancient sport of wrestling in the Olympic Games. While political differences between the three are deep, the national teams from the three wrestling superpowers will grapple with each other in New…

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Veteran cue master Lee Van Corteza scored two straight victories to advance to the main draw of the 2013 China Open 9-Ball Championships being held in Shanghai, China. Corteza outclassed Marcus Chamat in the opening round, 9-5, then toppled Naoyuki Oi in the next round, 9-3, in Group G to…

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“Sport is big business and a definable global economy of itself. However, the governance of sport has not kept pace with its marketing and promotion, making sport a big and juicy plum for the greedy, the unscrupulous and the criminal.” Chris Eaton, one of the world’s leading experts on corruption…

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Cyna Rodriguez hit a late birdie to fire a three-under 69 in near-perfect condition at rain-drenched The Country Club yesterday then watched fellow amateur Miya Legaspi fumble with a bogey on No. 16 to grab a one stroke lead at the start of the inaugural ICTSI Ladies Philippine Golf Tour…

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PHILIPPINE PUG TAPALES TO FACE ARGENTINE FOE FILIPINO super flyweight boxer Marlon Tapales (21-2 win-loss with eight knockouts) will face Carlos Ruben Dario Ruiz (16W-2L, 10 KO’s) of Argentina in a 12-round non-title bout on May 26 in Kanazawa, Japan. JOSEF T. RAMOS DJOKOVIC, SERENA WIN IN ROME ROME: Two-time…

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Malacanang appealed to the Taiwanese people to treat Filipinos in that country decently in the midst of new tensions triggered by the killing of a Taiwanese fisherman off Batanes last week.There are reports that some Filipino workers in Taiwan were being harassed by some Taiwanese. Presidential spokesman Edwin Lacierda said…

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By Johanna Sampan Reporter THE slow transmission of Certificates of Canvass (COCs) from the Provincial Board of Canvassers prompted the Commission on Elections (Comelec) to defer the proclamation of winning senatorial candidates on Wednesday. The poll body said the Magic 12 will be proclaimed today. The Comelec, sitting as the…

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By Tessa Mauricio-Arriola Lifestyle And Entertainment Editor While Senator-elect Grace Poe’s surprise leap to the No. 1 spot in the senatorial race may be attributed to the Filipino’s penchant for electing showbiz personalities and their close relatives into public office, a closer look into her campaign strategy reveals that more…