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QUEBEC CITY: Canadian southpaw Adonis Stevenson retained his World Boxing Council light-heavyweight world title Saturday with a sixth-round technical knockout of Britain’s Tony Bellew. Stevenson dropped Bellew in the sixth with a heavy left to the jaw. Bellew beat the count, but Stevenson landed another left that sent the challenger…

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SYDNEY: Australia’s Bernard Tomic has fallen back on a wildcard entry to make the rankings cut-off and defend his only ATP Tour title in Sydney in January. Tomic’s 51 ranking fell just outside the cut-off point of 49 for the men’s field at the Sydney International from January 5 to…

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LAKE LOUISE, Canada: Italy’s Dominik Paris won the first downhill of the men’s alpine World Cup season on Saturday, clocking 1 minute 49.90seconds on the Lake Louise Olympic course to edge Austrian Klaus Kroell. Kroell was second at snowy Lake Louise in 1:49.93, and France’s Adrien Theaux was third in…

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ZURICH: A new test for the presence of anabolic steroids has resulted in 260 positive cases which in the past would have been undetectable, a researcher from the Cologne anti-doping laboratory revealed on Friday. The test can more effectively detect Stanozolol, the steroid found in the urine sample of Ben…

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MIAMI: Jonathan Martin, the Miami player whose allegations of bullying prompted an NFL probe, won’t play again this season. The Dolphins placed Martin on the reserve/nonfootball illness list on Saturday, ending the offensive tackle’s season. Safety D.J. Campbell was promoted from the practice squad to fill his roster spot. Martin…

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INSPIRED by the recent triumph of their compatriot Manny Pacquiao, mixed martial arts (MMA) fighters Honorio “The Rock” Banario, Kevin “The Silencer” Belingon and Eduard “The Landslide” Folayang vowed to conquer their respective foes in One Fighting Championship: Moment of Truth on December 6, at the Mall of Asia Arena…

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Rolando Gabriel Dy Navarette, the son of former world boxing champion Rolando “The Bad Boy from Dadiangas” Navarette is among the emerging stars of mixed martial arts (MMA) in the Philippines today. The featherweight fighter Navarette, 23, beat Kyle Reyes in the undercard of PXC 39 on September 14, at…

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Being whacked on the hand in a stick fight means serious trouble. A story on one of the duels fought by the late Grandmaster Angel Cabales published in Dan Inosanto’s book The Filipino Martial Arts reads, “Stick fights never last very long and this one ended when Cabales broke open…

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BANGKOK: The Philippines made waves at the start of the 2013 Royal Bangkok Sports Club (RBSC)–Invitational Swimming Championships, winning eight gold, six silver and three bronze medals on Saturday at the RBSC swimming pool here. Palarong Pambansa champion Sean Terrence Zamora and University Athletic Association of the Philippines multi-gold medalist…

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ZURICH: Football world governing body FIFA called on Friday (Saturday in Manila) for an overhaul in the approach to the fight against doping in sport. Just two weeks after the World Anti-Doping Agency’s (WADA) conference in Johannesburg, FIFA held their own conference at the organization’s headquarters in Zurich. And their…