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MADRID: International Cycling Union (UCI) president Pat McQuaid has sharply criticized a Spanish court’s decision to destroy bags of blood seized in a major doping case. In an interview with sports daily Marca published on Friday, the cycling chief said he disagreed with Judge Julia Patricia Santamaria’s ruling in one…

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MIAMI: LeBron James scored 16 of his 30 points in a pivotal third quarter on Thursday (Friday in Manila) to lead the Miami Heat to a 90-79 victory over Indiana and to within one win of returning to the NBA finals. The reigning NBA champion Heat took a 3-2 lead…

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MAYNILAD President Ricky Vargas and business tycoon Manny Pangilinan were reelected president and chairman of the Association of Boxing Alliances of the Philippines (ABAP) on Friday at the Quezon City Sports Club. The ABAP, formerly Amateur Boxing Association of the Philippines, removed the word “amateur” from its name in compliance…

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University of Santo Tomas (UST) bagged three gold medals in women’s judo while swimmer Jessie Khing Lacuna hiked his gold medal haul to five in the 2013 Philippine Olympic Committee-Philippine Sports Commission (POC-PSC) Philippine National Games. UST, the reigning University Athletic Association of the Philippines overall judo champion, topped the…

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Filipino-American Treat Huey and British Dominic Inglot whipped Germany’s Tobias Kamke and Florian Mayer, 7-6 (5), 6-4, to advance to the men’s doubles second round of the prestigious 2013 Roland Garros being held in Paris, France. The seasoned pair of Huey and Inglot combined for a total of 81 points…

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PARIS: World No. 1 Novak Djokovic moved effortlessly closer to a first French Open crown on Thursday (Friday in Manila) while 2011 women’s champion Li Na crashed out at a rain-ravaged Roland Garros. Four rain stoppages, and then a final call-off, meant that there was only around five hours of…

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THE Philippine Olympic Committee (POC) will form a national women’s volleyball team to compete in the Southeast Asian Zonal Qualification Tournament in Vietnam on July 14 to 16. POC First Vice President Jose Romasanta said that the purpose of the initiative is to keep the Philippines’ good standing with the…

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DUBLIN, Ohio: South Africa’s Charl Schwartzel piled up 10 birdies in a seven-under par 65 on Thursday (Friday in Manila) to seize the first-round lead at the US PGA Tour’s Memorial, where defending champ Tiger Woods was six adrift. Former Masters champion Schwartzel bounced back from a double-bogey at his…

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SAINT-PETERSBURG: Pakistan and Ecuador have been threatened with suspension from the Olympic family due to political interference in their national Olympic Committees. Neither country has been suspended but the International Olympic Committee (IOC) released a statement on Thursday saying they wanted to see changes in both countries to avoid an…

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WASHINGTON: American shot putter Adam Nelson was officially awarded the 2004 Athens Olympic gold medal on Thursday following the doping disqualification of Ukraine’s Yuriy Bilonoh. The International Olympic Committee and the International Association of Athletics Federations, the global governing body for athletics, approved the change, which finally rewards Nelson for…