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ULTIMATE Fighting Championship (UFC) welterweight champ Georges St-Pierre retained his belt against challenger Johnny Hendricks via controversial split decision in a five-round bout on Saturday (Sunday in Manila) at the UFC 167 main event at the MGM Grand in Las Vegas Nevada USA. St-Pierre struggled in the first three rounds…

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THE Philippine Swimming League, headed by president Susan Papa, and the South African humanitarian mission have joined together to help the victims of the typhoon-ravaged Leyte province. PSL Chairman Buddy Cunanan and PSL Medical Director Dr. Rodrigo Ong, M.D. will also work hand in hand with the Philippine Coast Guard,…

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Regaining his winning ways, Cassius Casas now feels more comfortable, confident of his game as he heads to the final leg of this year’s International Container Terminal Services, Inc. (ICTSI) Philippine Golf Tour—the P2.5 million ICTSI Wack Wack Championship at Wack Wack’s East Course firing off on Wednesday. “I feel…

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Two more sports will be played as demonstration sports in the 2014 edition of the Palarong Pambansa. They are wushu and billiards. The Department of Education (DepEd) earlier approved the inclusion of wrestling in the Palarong Pambansa which will be held in Laguna. The three demonstration sports will be staged…

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MELBOURNE: World No. 2 and defending champion Adam Scott won the Australian Masters at Royal Melbourne on Sunday for back-to-back tournament victories. The US Masters champion held off American Matt Kuchar by two shots to continue his red-hot form after claiming last week’s Australian PGA event on the Gold Coast.…

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CHARLOTTE: LeBron James scored 30 points while reserve Michael Beasley added 15 to spark the reigning NBA champion Miami Heat over host Charlotte 97-81 on Saturday (Sunday in Manila). James, who played 32 minutes, went 13-of-18 from the field and added seven assists to help lead Miami to a third…

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AUSTIN: A supreme Sebastian Vettel produced a dramatic last-gasp surge in the dying seconds to snatch pole position as Red Bull swept the front row of the grid for Sunday’s (Monday in Manila) United States Grand Prix. In a tense qualifying session run in windy conditions on Saturday, the 26-year-old…

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MONACO: Jamaican sprint duo Usain Bolt and Shelly-Ann Fraser-Pryce were on Saturday (Sunday in Manila) named as the IAAF’s male and female World Athletes of the Year (AOY) for 2013. The 27-year-old Bolt, who also won the award in 2008, 2009, 2011 and 2012, successfully defended both his 100 and…

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MOSCOW: The countdown has started to Russia’s Winter Olympic Games in Sochi starting on February 7 and the build-up promises to be nearly as dramatic as the event itself as Russia parades the Olympic flame around the vast country and controversy rumbles over controversial Russian security measures. The Olympic torch,…