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DE La Salle University and National University defeated their respective foes to begin their campaign on a high note in the University Athletic Association of the Philippines Season 76 women’s volleyball Sunday at the Araneta Coliseum. Defending champions La Salle defeated Adamson University, 25-14, 25-22, 25-19, while NU routed Ateneo…

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RIO DE JANEIRO: Just six months before 32 teams arrive for the World Cup in Brazil and a week before the draw, the giant nation still has work to do to prepare 12 venues worthy of the occasion. Wednesday’s fatal accident at the Sao Paulo Arena, scheduled to host the…

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KANSAS CITY: Peyton Manning threw four of his five touchdown passes to Eric Decker and Denver thwarted a Kansas City rally to beat the Chiefs 35-28 on Sunday (Monday in Manila) in a key NFL division clash. Manning connected with Decker for three straight touchdowns to open the second half…

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JOHANNESBURG: Charl Schwartzel produced a masterclass of consistent golf to win his second consecutive Alfred Dunhill championship on Sunday as he held off Englishman Richard Finch by four strokes. The Johannesburg native did not record a bogey over the final three rounds as he followed up on his 12 shot…

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BANGKOK: Team Philippines continued its impressive run in the 2013 Royal Bangkok Sports Club (RBSC)—Invitational Swimming Championships as it chalked up 14 more gold medals on Sunday at the RBSC swimming pool. Palarong Pambansa standout Zean Terrence Zamora made another dazzling performance as he grabbed three more gold medals in…

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FILIPINO mixed martial arts fighter Eric “The Natural” Kelly beat Chinese Jianbo Lu via first-round submission to bag the Superfight title of the Universal Reality Combat Championship (URCC) 24 Uprising at the Mall of Asia Arena in Pasay City on Saturday. Kelly, who loss his One Fighting Championship featherweight belt…

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BOSTON: Jordan Crawford notched a triple-double with 11 points, 11 rebounds and 10 assists Friday as the Boston Celtics routed the Cleveland Cavaliers 103-86 in an NBA contest. Jeff Green poured in 31 points and Avery Bradley scored 21 for Boston, who shot 61 percent in the first quarter as…

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DONNIE “Ahas” Nietes scored a third round technical knockout against Mexican challenger Sammy Gutierrez in Pinoy Pride 23: Filipinos kontra Latinos at the Araneta Coliseum on Saturday. Nietes, 31, finished the fight with a solid left followed by a devastating right cross to retain the World Boxing Organization (WBO) light…

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SYDNEY: Double Major-winner Rory McIlroy won the Australian Open on Sunday with a birdie at the final hole, pipping home favorite Adam Scott, to secure his first tournament victory of 2013. Scott was leading by a stroke with one hole to play and looked certain to become only the second…

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PARIS: A Russian nongovernmental organization called on International Olympic Committee chief Thomas Bach to launch an independent investigation of Russia’s anti-gay legislation ahead of the Sochi Winter Olympics. “We are deeply worried about the absence of a clear statement and action by the IOC that would support the values of…