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COSTA DO SAUIPE, Brazil: Global football chief Sepp Blatter insisted preparations for the 2014 World Cup in Brazil were on track Tuesday despite construction delays and a deadly accident which mean three stadiums will miss an end-of-year deadline to be ready. As the football world geared up for Friday’s eagerly…

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(First of two parts) After Manny Pacquiao completed a one-sided beating of Brandon Rios in Macau on November 24, there were calls, also from some boxing writers, that a showdown between Pacquiao and Floyd Mayweather should be in order. But judging the recent fights of Pacquiao and Mayweather, I wonder…

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NAYPYIDAW, Myanmar: Empty seats and security concerns top the list of worries as Myanmar gears up for the Southeast Asian Games, the biggest sports event ever held in the former pariah state. Thousands of athletes, officials, fans and media will converge for the Games, which are slowly getting under way…

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CHICAGO: Ryan Anderson scored an NBA career-high 36 points and Jrue Holiday made the deciding 3-point play with 2.6 seconds remaining in triple overtime Monday (Tuesday in Manila) as New Orleans edged Chicago 131-128. Eric Gordon added 23 points for the Pelicans, who were playing their first game without injured…

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The Philippine Swimming League (PSL) is bracing for another busy schedule next year in an effort to give ample exposure to the young athletes. PSL President Susan Papa said the association is mapping out a concrete program for the promising swimmers, which she considers as the future of Philippine swimming.…

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DEFENDING champion Adamson University gets to sit out softball’s opening day today (Thursday, December 4) but action is expected to be hot as National University (NU) opens its campaign against De La Salle and University of Santo Tomas (UST) kicks off its bid in UAAP Season 76 at the Rizal…

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IT’S now Petron Blaze’ turn to stake its unbeaten slate as it goes up against Barako Bull while Alaska battles Air 21 Express on Wednesday in the 39th Philippine Basketball Association (PBA) Philippine Cup elimination round at the Araneta Coliseum. The Blaze Boosters face Barako Energy Cola at 5:45 p.m.…

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Arnold Villacencio blew a three-under card with three bogeys at the back but still took a one-stroke lead with a 72 at the start of the International Container Terminal Services, Inc. (ICTSI) Philippine Golf Tour Q-School yesterday as the rest wavered in tough condition at Eagle Ridge’s Norman Course in…

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Seven Filipinos and 13 foreigners will battle it out on Friday in the ONE Fighting Championship (ONE FC) dubbed as “Moment of Truth” at the Mall of Asia (MOA) Arena in Pasay City. Filipino Team Lakay striker Honorio “The Rock” Banario will attempt to get back his ONE FC Featherweight…

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THE Philippines is aiming to sweep the men and women’s basketball gold medals in the 20013 Southeast Asian Games in Myanmar slated on December 11 to 22 in Myanmar. The men’s team won the gold in 2011 edition while the owmen’s squad settled for silver.