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San Beda College opened its title-retention campaign in the National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA) Season 93 seniors football tournament with a resounding 10-1 win over Emilio Aguinaldo College (EAC) on Friday at the Rizal Memorial Football Stadium in Manila. The Red Booters netted four goals in the first half then…

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PARIS: Arsene Wenger’s Arsenal secured top spot in Europa League Group H on Thursday (Friday in Manila) despite slumping to a 1-0 defeat at Cologne, while AC Milan reached the last 32 by thrashing Austria Vienna. Frenchman Wenger made 11 changes to the team that beat Tottenham Hotspur in last…

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St. Benilde-La Salle Greenhills completed a Cinderella finish beating the heavily favored Mapua, 75-74, Friday to seize its very first NCAA juniors’ championship at the Filoil Arena in San Juan City. Joshua David finished with a career 27 points, 18 of which he posted in the second half while Joel…

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ROME: Former AC Milan and Real Madrid striker Robinho has been sentenced to nine years in prison in Italy after he was convicted of gang rape, according to local media reports Thursday (Friday in Manila). The alleged incident occurred in January 2013, when the Brazilian was playing for Milan in…

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PARIS: Barcelona and Chelsea progressed to the Champions League last 16 on Wednesday (Thursday in Manila), but Jose Mourinho’s Manchester United must wait to seal their spot after a last-gasp 1-0 defeat in Basel. Barcelona coach Ernesto Valverde rested Argentina star Lionel Messi in Turin, later introducing him as a…

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ABUJA: The Nigeria Football Federation will pay players and officials a total of $2.4 million as a bonus for securing qualification for the World Cup in Russia, a spokesman said Wednesday (Thursday in Manila). “The NFF have agreed to give the team $2.4 million out of the $8 million we…

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RIYADH: The Saudi football federation on Wednesday dismissed Argentinian head coach Edgardo Bauza, just two months after he was appointed to lead the team following their qualification to next year’s World Cup in Russia. Federation chief Adel Ezzat said the decision to sack Bauza came after a “comprehensive technical evaluation”…

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SEVILLE, Spain: Spanish football rallied round Sevilla’s Argentine coach Eduardo Berizzo on Wednesday (Thursday in Manila) after the club confirmed he has been diagnosed with prostate cancer a day after his side staged a dramatic Champions League comeback against Liverpool. “The medical services of Sevilla FC can inform that the…

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BERLIN: Under-pressure Borussia Dortmund coach Peter Bosz admitted a win over Schalke in Saturday’s (Sunday in Manila) Bundesliga derby is now crucial for his precarious position, following his team’s home defeat by Tottenham Hotspur. Second-half goals from Harry Kane and Son Heung-min sealed Spurs’ 2-1 comeback Champions League win, which…

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De La Salle University emerged as the first champion in the Philippine Football Federation Women’s Football League (PFFWL) after sweeping all its matches the inaugural season. Posting 13 wins in as many games, the Lady Booters topped the ten-team tournament with 39 points and a massive goal difference of 52.…

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