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England’s Steve Lewton (right) receives his trophy from Solaire President and Chief Operating Officer Thomas Arasi after bagging the Solaire Philippine Open crown with a playoff victory over Johannes Veerman at The Country Club last Sunday.

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JAKARTA: The Olympic Council of Asia (OCA) warned Monday Indonesia faces “huge” challenges to prepare for the Asian Games slated on August 18 to September 2 next year, criticizing a lack of coordination between different bodies organizing the event. Jakarta was awarded the games in 2014 after the original host…

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PARIS: France’s Kristina Mladenovic announced Sunday that her women’s doubles partnership with compatriot Caroline Garcia has ended despite the pair winning the Roland Garros title last year. Mladenovic and Garcia, ranked three in the world, were also runners-up at the US Open in 2016 but were beaten in the semi-finals…

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WASHINGTON: Former Olympic 110m hurdles champion Aries Merritt signaled a return to form after a 2015 kidney transplant by winning the 60m hurdles crown Sunday at the US Indoor Track and Field Championships. Merritt captured his first US Indoors title since 2012, the year he also won the world indoor…

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The Sta. Elena Golf & Country Club has received another fleet of equipment that includes irrigation systems, precision mowing equipment, golf cars and other utility vehicles from The Turf Company. President and COO Mario Lopez and Sales Manager Ernie Mozo represented The Turf Company while Sta. Elena was represented by…

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BERLIN: NBA star Dirk Nowitzki says he could retire as early as next year, but admits his dream is to play until 2018 and celebrate 20 years with the Dallas Mavericks. Nowitzki has played for the Mavericks since joining from DJK Wurzburg in 1998. The German was the NBA Finals’…

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LONDON: Britain’s heavyweight world champion Anthony Joshua says beating Ukrainian veteran Wladimir Klitschko in their mouthwatering showdown for the IBF and WBA crowns next April would entitle him to be called a legend. The 27-year-old 2012 Olympic champion — who defended his IBF title successfully last Saturday against American journeyman…

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NEW YORK: Los Angeles Lakers head coach Luke Walton has been fined $15,000 (14,280 euros) for verbally abusing a game official and failing to leave the court promptly when he was tossed from Monday’s loss to the Sacramento Kings. The NBA announced the fine on Wednesday, two days after Walton…

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LOS ANGELES: Minnesota running back Adrian Peterson is officially back at practice with the Vikings after he was designated for return from injured reserve on Thursday. Peterson participated in walk-throughs Wednesday morning. He had said on Monday he would return to practice this week and hopes to play on Christmas…

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