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FILIPINO rising star Genesis Servania will clash against Panamanian Rafael Concepcion on October 26 in ALA Promotion’s Pinoy Pride at the Waterfront Hotel and Casino in Cebu City.

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NATIONAL University outlasted University of Santo Tomas, 21-16, 21-17, for a second straight men’s beach volleyball crown in the University Athletic Association of the Philippines Season 76 at the University of the East-Caloocan sand court on Thursday.

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Karen Janario of Leyte Sports Academy-Smart crowned herself the fastest girl in the meet even as she led several others who starred in the track yesterday in the 2013 Batang Pinoy Visayas qualifying leg in Leyte. Janario stormed to the 100-meter dash victory in 13.05 seconds.

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GAVA, Spain: Barcelona superstar Lionel Messi appeared in court Friday to answer charges of evading 4.16 million euros ($5 million) in taxes in a case that stunned the sporting world.

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RIO DE JANEIRO: An audit into the finances of the 2016 Rio Olympics shows preparations are behind schedule with earmarked state cash largely unspent, Brazilian press reported on Thursday (Friday in Manila). The Brazilian sports ministry has set aside a budget of 1.6 billion raise ($712 million) towards the staging…

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The Henry Moran Foundation (HMF) will hold a charity golf tournament on October 17 at Valley Golf and Country Club in Antipolo to raise funds for the handicapped footballers vying in the Special Olympics in Australia later this year.

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TOKYO: Venus Williams was denied a new record for the world’s fastest serve on Friday after tennis chiefs said a bullet delivery clocked at 209 kilometres (129.9 miles) per hour was not measured by the right equipment. Willaims hit the rocket serve during Thursday’s 6-3, 6-7 (4), 6-3 quarterfinal win…

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FOR head coach Juno Sauler, the De La Salle University Green Archers need to play better and better in the University Athletic Association of the Philippines (UAAP) Season 76 men’s basketball tournament. The Green Archers scored a come-from-behind 71-68 victory against the Far Eastern University (FEU) Tamaraws last Wednesday in…

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SECOND-seed San Mig Coffee and no. 7 Alaska Aces dispute the semifinal slot in a do-or-die battle Friday in the 2013 Governor’s Cup at the Mall of Asia Arena in Pasay City. The Aces forged the rubber match following a 112-105 win over the Coffee Mixers last Wednesday. Coach Tim…