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BOSTON: Ethiopia’s Buze Diriba won the women’s 3,000 meters at the Boost Boston Games trac k and field meeting on Friday night (Saturday in Manila) with a winning time of eight minutes, 45.44 seconds. Diriba, who placed fifth in the 5,000m at the 2013 Moscow World Championship, shattered Rosemary Wanjiru’s…

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SAN FRANCISCO: World record-holder Katie Ledecky blazed to victory in the women’s 1,500m freestyle at the Santa Clara Pro Swim on Friday in 15min 35.65sec — the fifth-fastest time in history. It’s also the fifth-fastest time ever by Ledecky herself — who now owns the six fastest swims in the…

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LAUSANNE: A program aimed at improving parity between men and women at the 2020 Games in Tokyo will be discussed by the International Olympic Committee (IOC) on June 9, a spokesperson told Agence France-Presse on Friday. The IOC’s executive committee will also discuss how to incorporate the new sports on…

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Filipino Jason Canoy battles South African Mzuvikile Magwaca today for the vacant World Boxing Federation (WBF) bantamweight belt in Cape Town, Western Cape, South Africa. Canoy, who is holding a 26-6-2 win-loss-draw record with 19 knockouts, is coming off two straight wins over fellow Jetly Purisima via referee technical decision…

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Former Balita and Kabayan Sports Editor Celeste ‘Letlet’ Viana Terrenal-Maring passed away last March 28 due to hyperthyroidism at St. Dominic Hospital in Bacoor, Cavite. She was 47. She is survived by husband Ruverindo and children Caillie and Raevenne, parents, brothers and sisters. Letlet, graduated in University of Sto. Tomas…

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NATIONAL media practitioners will do “battle” – not with their pens but with cue sticks—as they slug it out on the First Centro News National Billiards Tournament at the pool tables of the Rolling Stones in Thomas Morato, Quezon City on April 1. Game Organizer and Centro News Editor-In-Chief Erick…

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NEW YORK: Free agent safety T.J. McDonald was issued an eight-game suspension to start the 2017 season Wednesday (Thursday in Manila) by the NFL for violating the league’s substance abuse policy. The ban comes from a May arrest after McDonald crashed into a parked car. He received a misdemeanor charge…

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HELSINKI: Russian starlet Evgenia Medvedeva coolly fired the first shot in her women’s title defense by leading Wednesday’s (Thursday in Manila) short program at the world figure skating championships in Helsinki. The 17-year-old — on a winning streak in nine consecutive competitions and favorite to become the first skater since…

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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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