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LOS ANGELES: Top draft pick Jared Goff is to make his first competitive start for the Los Angeles Rams as the struggling side attempt to ignite their stumbling offense, the club confirmed Tuesday (Wednesday in Manila). Goff joined the Rams after a blockbuster deal with the Cleveland Browns in the…

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LONDON: Irish boxing heroine Katie Taylor will make her eagerly anticipated professional debut against Karina Kopinska at London’s Wembley Arena on November 26, promoters Matchroom announced. The 30-year-old Taylor enjoyed a brilliant amateur career that yielded five world titles, six European titles and gold at the 2012 London Olympics. However,…

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LONDON: Gangs are using instant messenger services to pass on match information to illegal gamblers and sport needs to act to catch up, the head of world cricket’s anti-corruption united told Agence France-Presse. Ronnie Flanagan, former chief constable of the Royal Ulster Constabulary (RUC) and its successor the Police Service…

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DUBLIN: Government ministers from north and south appeared together as the Irish Rugby Football Union officially launched its candidacy to host the 2023 Rugby World Cup at Lansdowne Road on Tuesday (Wednesday in Manila). Supporting the ‘Ready for the World’ slogan, Irish Prime Minister Enda Kenny and Northern Ireland deputy…

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LONDON: Kei Nishikori avenged his painful US Open loss to Stan Wawrinka as the Japanese star routed the world number three 6-2, 6-3 in his opening match at the ATP Tour Finals on Monday (Tuesday in Manila). Nishikori was denied a second Grand Slam final appearance in September when Wawrinka…

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PARIS: Amelie Mauresmo stepped down Monday (Tuesday in Manila) as French Fed Cup captain saying that she was pregnant, a day after the team lost in the final to the Czech Republic. The former world number one took over as team captain in 2012, leading France to promotion from the…

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SYDNEY: Former world No.1 Jordan Spieth says he feels rejuvenated entering his first event in seven weeks at the Australian Open in Sydney starting Thursday. The 23-year-old double major winner hasn’t played since last month’s Ryder Cup and is the headline act at the Royal Sydney Golf Club along with…

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EAST RUTHERFORD, United States: New York Giants quarterback Eli Manning threw three touchdown passes, including the game-winner to receiver Sterling Shepard as the Giants toppled the Cincinnati Bengals 21-20 at MetLife Stadium on Monday (Tuesday in Manila). With the win, the Giants improved to 6-3 on the season and retained…

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LOS ANGELES: Los Angeles Dodgers shortstop Corey Seager and Detroit Tigers pitcher Michael Fulmer were named the respective National and American League Rookies of the Year on Monday (Tuesday in Manila). A first-round pick in the 2012 Major League Baseball entry draft, the 22-year-old Seager was unanimously selected for the…

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PBA Governor’s Cup Finals MVP LA Tenorio (second from left), and PBA courtside reporter Apple David (third from left) lead the ribbon cutting ceremonies of Gerry’s Restaurant and Bar’s 79th branch at the Mandala Park along Shaw Boulevard in Mandaluyong City. The homegrown Filipino restaurant, which is celebrating its 20th…

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