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This handout photo taken and released on April 26, 2018 by the Asian Tour shows Jin Daxing of China playing a shot during round one the China Open in Beijing. / AFP PHOTO / ASIAN TOUR / Paul LAKATOS / BEIJING: China’s world-ranked 1,426 Jin Daxing grabbed a shock…

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OAKLAND, UNITED STATES: Kevin Durant scored 25 points as the Golden State Warriors powered into the Western Conference playoff semi-finals with a 4-1 series victory over the San Antonio Spurs on Tuesday (Wednesday in Manila). The reigning NBA champions, jolted by the Spurs in game four on Sunday, booked their…

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Nonito Donaire’s loss to Carl Frampton via a shutout decision at Belfast over the weekend is another sad case of an elite fighter reaching a point of decline. For much of the fight, Donaire was slow, no longer had fearsome power, and lacked perfect timing in losing to Frampton, whom…

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Manu Ginobili sank a victory-clinching three-point shot in the San Antonio Spurs’ 103-90 triumph over the Golden State Warriors in Game 4 that extended the two teams’ first round series in the NBA playoffs Sunday night. The shot that was heard in all four corners of the post season made…

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Reigning Male Swimmer of the Year Marc Bryan Dula will spearhead the Philippine Swimming League’s (PSL) campaign in the prestigious 2018 Bolles School Sharks Swimming Meet to be held from May 4 to 6 at the Cecil Aquatics Center in Jacksonville, Florida. Dula, a Wisenheimer Academy standout, has been a…

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Che’Lu Bar and Grill-San Sebastian aims to become the seventh team to win the crown while Zark’s Burger-Lyceum is going all-out to force a winner-take-all in Game 2 of the 2018 PBA D-League Aspirants’ Cup Finals today at Ynares Sports Arena in Pasig. The Revellers are coming off a 107-103…

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The Philippine Sports Commission (PSC) will award a P5M cash incentive to the local government unit (LGU) that will win the overall title in the 2018 Philippine National Games (PNG) that will be held from May 19 to 25 in Cebu. PSC Chairman William Ramirez said that the second, third,…

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STUTTGART, GERMANY: Maria Sharapova crashed out in the opening round of the Stuttgart Grand Prix on Tuesday (Wednesday in Manila) as French sixth seed Caroline Garcia staged a fightback to win 3-6, 7-6 (8/6), 6-4. “This was not the result that I wanted, but I can take a lot out…

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BAGHDAD: Masked gunmen on Tuesday (Wednesday in Mnaila) kidnapped the chief of Iraq’s boxing federation and vice president of its Olympics Committee, seizing him from a car south of Baghdad, an official said. The group of around 20 men in masks and military uniforms abducted Bashar Mustafa at a fake…

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LOS ANGELES: New England Patriots star Rob Gronkowski on Tuesday (Wednesday in Manila) vowed to return for the 2018 season, quashing speculation he may quit the National Football League. The towering tight end’s future has been the subject of intense scrutiny after he indicated he was mulling retirement in the…