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Lorena Ochoa considers the short game as key to churning out a good score and stresses the need to work on a variety of shots to develop ball control. “The short game is the most important part of scoring well. But there should be a variety in shot selection and…

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FILIPINO rising star Rey Loreto showed impressive punching power to dethrone former world champion Nkosinathi Joyi of South Africa on Saturday and seized the vacant International Boxing Organization (IBO) junior flyweight world title at The Salle des Etoiles in Monte Carlo, Principality of Monaco. Loreto, 25, delivered a massive combination…

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BARCELONA: Gilas coach Chot Reyes said now that the International Basketball Federation (FIBA) Central Board has named the four wildcard countries to play in the World Cup, he is even more convinced there will be no weak bracket in the 24-nation conclave where the preliminaries are set in four Spanish…

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PHOENIX: Bubba Watson, seeking his first win since his 2012 Masters Triumph, fired a three-under 68 on Saturday (Sunday in Manila) to take sole possession of the Phoenix Open lead. Watson had shared the lead after each of the first two rounds of the $6.2 million US PGA Tour event.…

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PARIS: Anastasia Pavlyuchenkova made it through to the Paris WTA Open final at the expense of her Russian compatriot and top seed Maria Sharapova on Saturday (Sunday in Manila). Pavlyuchenoka, ranked 26th in the world, ended the 2012 French Open champion’s run at the Stade Coubertin 4-6, 6-3, 6-4. The…

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NEW YORK: After 30 years as commissioner of the NBA that saw the league become a global sports powerhouse, David Stern’s reign ended not with a bang but with a tweet. The league announced on Saturday (Sunday in Manila) morning on its Twitter page that Adam Silver had officially replaced…

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DUBAI: Stephen Gallacher set out on a quest to become the first player to successfully defend the Dubai Desert Classic title on Sunday at the Emirates Golf Club’s Majlis Course. The 39-year-old Scot went 10 under through his last 10 holes on Saturday for a 63, which gave him a…

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NEW YORK: Michael Strahan, who helped the New York Giants win the 2008 Super Bowl, and ironman linebacker Derrick Brooks headline the Pro Football Hall of Fame 2014 class named on Saturday (Sunday in Manila). Other inductees included Walter Jones, Andre Reed, Aeneas Williams, Claude Humphrey and Ray Guy. AFP

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SYDNEY: Australia A-League champions Central Coast Mariners on Sunday signed experienced South Korean attacker Kim Seung-yong to the end of next season. Kim, 28, spent the last two seasons with 2012 AFC Champions League winners Ulsan Hyundai, and scored in their 3-0 win over Saudi Arabia’s Al-Ahli in that year’s…

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