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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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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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