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WASHINGTON: Defending champion New England booked a third Super Bowl trip in four seasons on Sunday (Monday in Manila), edging Jacksonville 24-20 to reach an NFL championship showdown against the Philadelphia Eagles. Five-time Super Bowl champion Tom Brady’s two fourth-quarter touchdown passes rallied the Patriots into Super Bowl 52 against…

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Clyde Mondilla hopes to turn his brief Asian Tour stint into a positive drive as he resumes his hunt for a second Philippine Golf Tour Asia crown in the ICTSI Pradera Verde Classic beginning on Wednesday in Lubao, Pampanga. Mondilla skipped last week’s PGTA’s sixth leg at Eagle Ridge to…

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ABU DHABI: England’s Tommy Fleetwood played flawless golf in gusting winds to successfully defended his title at the $3 million Abu Dhabi Championship on Sunday (Monday in Manila). At the Abu Dhabi Golf Club, the 27-year-old Englishman shot a seven-under par 65 round – with six of his birdies coming…

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SINGAPORE: Masters champion Sergio Garcia sealed an emphatic victory at the Singapore Open on Sunday and said he was “extremely happy” with a rousing start to his 2018 campaign. The Spaniard carded a three-under-par 68 for a commanding five-shot win as the weather cleared after two days of rain-disrupted play…

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Ceres Negros FC battles the formidable Brisbane Roar FC in the second round of the Asian Football Confederation (AFC) Champions League qualifying stage on Tuesday at the Queensland Sport and Athletics Center in Australia. The Yellow Busmen clash with the Roar at 7 p.m. (5 p.m. in Manila). Though pitted…

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MADRID: Real Madrid moved back into the top four of La Liga by thumping lowly Deportivo La Coruna 7-1 on Sunday (Monday in Manila), with Cristiano Ronaldo ending a miserable run of league form with a late double. But Barcelona still extended their lead to 11 points — and 19…

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PARIS: Memphis Depay struck a dramatic late winner as Lyon beat 10-man Paris Saint-Germain 2-1 on Sunday (Monday in Manila) to move within eight points of the Ligue 1 leaders. Nabil Fekir gave the hosts a shock second-minute lead at Groupama Stadium with a brilliant free kick, but PSG snatched…

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Roger Pogoy has been thriving in his off the bench role early in the season, providing the firepower for a TNT side that won back-to-back games last week. Named Rookie of the Year this past season, Pogoy played like a grizzled veteran for the Katropa, who hammered the Blackwater Elite…

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CÓRDOBA, Argentina: Spanish veteran Carlos Sainz clinched overall victory in the 2018 Dakar Rally on Sunday, finishing safely after the 14th and final stage around Cordoba in Argentina for his second win in the race. The 55-year-old, the father of Renault Formula One driver Carlos Sainz Jr, ended atop the…

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LOS ANGELES: The Houston Rockets ended the Golden State Warriors’ 14-game road winning streak Saturday (Sunday in Manila), thwarting the NBA champions’ comeback bid in an impressive 116-108 victory. Chris Paul scored 33 points and James Harden cemented his return from injury with 22 for the Rockets, who also saw…