The Manila Times

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AS expected members of the national pool dominated the triathlon event on Sunday in the 2013 Philippine Olympic Committee-Philippine Sports Commission (POC-PSC) National Games at the Philsports Complex in Pasig City. The 22-year-old John Chicano posted a total of 1:00:56 in the swim-bike-run competition to rule the men’s over 20-year-old…

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LOS ANGELES: Robbie Rogers, who thought coming out as a gay man would spell the end of his dream of a football career, has signed with the LA Galaxy and will be Major League Soccer’s first openly gay player. “For 25 years, I’ve been afraid to share a secret with…

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MADRID: The former head coach of the Spanish female gymnastics team Jesus Carballo has strongly denied claims that he sexually abused one of the gymnasts under his supervision over 30 years ago. Carballo has been accused by former Olympic gymnast Gloria Viseras of abusing her between 1977 and 1980 when…

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WENTWORTH, United Kingdom: England’s Lee Westwood believes he is perfectly placed and primed for a final day assault on the European PGA Championship after finishing round three just a stroke behind leader Alejandro Canizares of Spain. Canizares’ strong finish enabled him to steal a one-shot advantage over Westwood with his…

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LONDON: Carl Froch enjoyed sweet revenge by unanimously out-pointing Mikkel Kessler in an epic world super-middleweight title unification fight on Saturday (Sunday in Manila). The English boxer avenged a 2010 points defeat to the Dane after a disciplined display behind his jab earned scores of 118-110, 116-112 and 115-113.

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SAO PAULO: Brazil’s Neymar announced on Saturday (Sunday in Manila) on his Instagram account that he is to join FC Barcelona, who have edged out their great Spanish rivals Real Madrid in a tussle for the young striker’s services.

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NASSAU, Bahamas: Colombia’s Paola Moreno was closing in on a first LPGA title on Saturday (Sunday in Manila), firing a four-under par 41 in the 12-hole second round of the inaugural Pure Silk Bahamas LPGA Classic.

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TRE CIME DI LAVAREDO, Italy: Italian Vincenzo Nibali virtually secured his maiden Giro d’Italia triumph with his second win of this year’s race on the snow-hit 20th stage from Silandro to Tre Cime di Lavaredo on Saturday (Sunday in Manila). Nibali crossed the line in 5:27:41, 17 seconds ahead of…

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The presence of a flotilla of Chinese fishing ships on the Ayungin Shoals is clearly an affront to Philippine sovereignty. And the fact that these poachers are escorted by warships indicate that China has no respect whatsoever for another country’s borders. The United States, with whom we regularly hold military…