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Alaska leaned on a solid performance of Vic Manuel and Calvin Abueva to crush Mahindra, 107-91, on Sunday to strengthen its chances for a quarterfinal playoff bid in the Philippine Basketball Association Season 42 Philippine Cup at the Philsports Arena in Pasig City. The former Philippine School of Business Administration…

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LOS ANGELES: Kawhi Leonard finished off a dunk in the final seconds of overtime, capping a career high 41-point performance as the San Antonio Spurs outlasted the Cleveland Cavaliers 118-115 on Saturday (Sunday in Manila). “I am in a groove,” Leonard said. “My players are getting me the ball in…

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SINGAPORE: Veteran Thai Prayad Marksaeng won the Singapore Open by a single stroke on Sunday after tournament favourite Adam Scott blew his chances of a fourth title by hitting into water twice. Prayad, who turns 51 later this month, became the second oldest winner on the Asian Tour, just missing…

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NEW YORK: Having Gregg Popovich coach the US Olympic basketball team is a major consideration for LeBron James as he ponders seeking 2020 Tokyo gold, the NBA superstar said on Saturday (Sunday in Manila). “It factors a lot,” the Cleveland Cavaliers superstar said. “He’s just a great mastermind in the…

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San Sebastian College seeks the first of the needed two victories to sweep its way straight to the finals as it clashes with Lyceum of the Philippines University today in the women’s division of the National Collegiate Athletic Association Season 92 volleyball tournament at The Arena in San Juan City.…

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Filipino Grandmaster (GM) Wesley So stayed on top after seventh round of the 2017 Tata Steel Masters Chess Tournament being held in Wijk aan Zee, Netherlands. So scored another draw, this time against GM Pavel Eljanov of Ukraine to keep his solo lead with five points. Eljanov is still in…

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All seven former winners gear up for what promises to be another spirited battle when the elite P5 million The Country Club Invitational is fired off on February 2 at the TCC course in Laguna. “It’s going to be a thrilling fight, not only among us winners but also the…

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NEW YORK: Michael Goldberg, long-time executive director of the union for NBA coaches, has died, the league and National Basketball Coaches Association (NBCA) announced on Saturday (Sunday in Manila). No details of his passing or age were given in the announcements or listed in his biographies on the union website…

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Reigning Male Swimmer of the Year Sean Terence Zamora and Philippine junior record holder Jerard Dominic Jacinto led the gold medallists in the 107th Philippine Swimming League (PSL) National Series held at the Diliman Preparatory School swimming pool in Quezon City. Zamora, a University of Santo Tomas standout, dominated the…

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MELBOURNE: Ageless Venus Williams powered into an amazing 37th career Grand Slam quarterfinal on Sunday to set up an Australian Open showdown with dogged Russian Anastasia Pavlyuchenkova. The American, 36, needed all her big-match experience to dismantle determined German qualifier Mona Barthel on Rod Laver Arena 6-3, 7-5. Williams’ victory…

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