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Local ace Bong Fernando (center) poses with runner-up Swede Atte Kappel (second from right) and third placer Jay Ortiz (second from left) after topping the Master’s Twin Tip Racing in the fifth ICTSI Philippine Kiteboarding Tour’s kickoff leg in Lakawon island off the coast of Cadiz Viejo, Negros Occidental recently.…

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LOS ANGELES: American skiing star Lindsey Vonn voiced dismay on Tuesday (Wednesday in Manila) over the backlash that has followed her remarks last week concerning the United States government and President Donald Trump. In a lengthy post on Instagram, Vonn said she had been hurt by some of the responses…

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CHICAGO: Gymnastics has banned a highly decorated coach, after an investigation found he had violated sexual misconduct rules, the sport governing body confirmed Wednesday. The revelation of coach Todd Gardiner’s banishment from the sport came as the gymnastics world was still reeling from the athlete sexual abuse scandal that sent…

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SYDNEY: Australia will bid to host the 2021 women’s and 2027 men’s World Cups, Rugby Australia said on Wednesday, building on government plans to construct new stadiums in Sydney. Australia successfully hosted the men’s edition in 1987 and co-hosted the 2003 event with New Zealand, but has never staged a…

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Members of the Philippine Team (left of podium) Jeufro Emil “Jag” Lejano, Wilfredo Martin Jr., Bernardo Mari V. Alejandro and William Magalong have won silver medals in the Team Classic category (overall) of the 2017 IPSC Handgun World Shoot XVIII held at Châteauroux, France, from August 28 to September 3.…

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PÉRIGUEUX, France: An amateur cyclist caught riding a motorised bicycle could be charged with fraud, a local French public prosecutor said on Monday (Tuesday in Manila). The 43-year-old, who hasn’t been named, was snared in a targeted sting operation on Sunday run by the Perigueux public prosecutor alongside French cycling…

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PARIS: Controversial world 100-meter champion Justin Gatlin was left off the list of nominees for the IAAF’s World Athlete of the Year awards. Gatlin, who has served two doping bans, was a surprise winner of the 100m in London in August as Jamaican great Usain Bolt bowed out of his…

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Russia and China were banned from international weightlifting, ruling them out of the world championships, after reanalyzed drugs tests from the 2008 and 2012 Olympics returned at least three positive results each. In all, nine nations were suspended by the International Weightlifting Federation (IWF) for a year with Armenia, Azerbaijan,…

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