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PARIS: World and Olympic champions Usain Bolt of Jamaica and Mohamed Farah of Britain have both been named among those on the 10-man shortlist for the International Association of Athletics Federations (IAAF) 2013 World Athlete of the Year Award. Both men starred at the recent World Athletics Championships in Moscow…

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For love of the game . . . how many athletes really play for the love of the game, putting that on top of having to win at all cost? And in the process of giving into the pressure to win, athletes forget usually about fair play, and how the…

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Ateneo de Manila University reigned supreme in the men’s division while De La Salle University got its first title in the women’s category of the University Athletic Association of the Philippines (UAAP) Season 76 judo tournament held at the Blue Eagle Gym in Katipunan, Quezon City. Matt Jao and Anjo…

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Like a leader of a band trying to bring back the songs which brought fame and glory, Filipino boxing icon Manny Pacquiao has decided to bring back his old team together to prepare for the most critical bout of his boxing career. Yesterday, after training at the MP Towers gym…

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Genesis Servania is keen on proving he is the next big thing in Philippine boxing, when he battles former world champion Rafael Concepcion of Panama on October 26 at the Waterfront Hotel in Cebu City. Servania, 22, who survived a tough fight against Japanese Konusuke Tomiyama in July in Macau,…

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EVEN without Paul Lee, Rain or Shine vowed to level the best-of-five semifinals series when it battles anew top seed Petron Blaze at 7:15 p.m. today in the 2013 Philippine Basketball Association Governor’s Cup at the Cuneta Astrodome in Pasay City. The Blaze Boosters escaped with a 91-83 win in…

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BEIJING: Chinese prodigy Guan Tianlang, 14, will take on world No. 1 Tiger Woods and Rory McIlroy in a “skills challenge” before an 18-hole showdown between the two pros, organisers said Monday. In April Guan became the youngest to compete at the Masters, and despite being penalised a stroke for…

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BEIJING: Reigning China Open champion Victoria Azarenka lamented her lack of preparation after crashing out of Beijing in the first round on Monday (Tuesday in Manila)—her second early exit in a week. The world No. 2 also blamed her mental fragility for the 6-4, 2-6, 6-4 loss to Andrea Petkovic,…

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TORONTO, Canada: The National Basketball Association (NBA) announced on Monday that Toronto has been selected to host the 2016 all-star game, the first time the showcase event has been held outside the United States. The game will be played on February 14 at Air Canada Center, home of the Toronto…

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DALLAS: Ace David Price went the distance and Evan Longoria clubbed the deciding homer as Tampa Bay beat Texas 5-2 in a winner-take-all contest to send the Rays into the playoffs. Tampa Bay and the Rangers came into Monday’s game with identical 91-71 records with the winner earning the right…