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NORCROSS: The Harlem Globetrotters, the comedy basketball squad formed in 1926 that has taken their show around the world, has been purchased by a firm based in suburban Atlanta. Herschend Family Entertainment (HFE), which 26 amusement park properties across the United States include Dollywood and Silver Dollar City, announced the…

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Perhaps it’s time for Julio Cesar Chavez Jr. to drop his surname and use his middle name Carrasco instead. Judging from his miserable performance against journeyman Bryan Vera in his most recent fight, Chavez Jr. may have inherited his killer instinct and dedication to boxing from the distaff side of…

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COLUMBUS: Top-ranked Tiger Woods has found camaraderie on the US Presidents Cup squad, the 14-time major champion bonding over jokes from and about his teammates as he ponders playing partners. “Whoever is playing well,” Woods said. “Whoever can carry me is great.” The US PGA Tour Player of the Year,…

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EMILIO Aguinaldo College Generals continue its effort to enter the Final Four when they battle host College of Saint Benilde Blazers at 4 p.m. today in the 89th National Collegiate Athletic Association basketball tournament at The Arena in San Juan City. A victory of the Generals (7-7 win-loss slate) of…

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The Samahang Basketbol ng Pilipinas (SBP) wants top players from the University Athletic Association of the Philippines (UAAP) and National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA) to join the tryout for the Philippine basketball team competing in the Southeast Asian Games (SEAG) in Myanmar in December. SBP Executive Director Sonny Barrios said…

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BEIJING: World No.1 Novak Djokovic says it will be at least five years before Asia can produce a top-ranking men’s player, and greater support for emerging players is the key. Only one Asian is currently among the men’s top 40, number 13-ranked Kei Nishikori from Japan, and he has trained…

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PITTSBURGH: Russell Martin blasted two home runs and Marlon Byrd smashed another to give the Pitts-burgh Pirates a 6-2 Major League Baseball playoff triumph over Cincinnati on Tuesday. It was the first playoff game for the Pirates, or in Pittsburgh, since 1992 and the victory put them into a National…

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MIAMI: Michael Jordan says that in his prime, he could have taken LeBron James in a one-on-one showdown and might only have lost to Kobe Bryant because “he steals all of my moves.” The comments came on a promotional video for the “NBA 2K14” video game released Tuesday, in which…