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COLORADO SPRINGS: The United States named its largest ever delegation for a Winter Games on Monday (Tuesday in Manila) by announcing it is sending 230 athletes to the Olympics in Sochi, Russia. Five-time Olympic medalist Shani Davis, slalom skier Mikaela Shiffrin and 36-year-old Bode Miller highlight the 230-member team that…

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ADAMSON University grabbed the solo lead in the men’s division, while defending women’s champion De La Salle University strengthened its hold of the top spot after notching a wins in the sixth round of University Athletic Association of the Philippines (UAAP) Season 76 chess tilt. Adamson scored a 2.5-1.5 victory…

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OKLAHOMA CITY: Kevin Durant scored 30 points or more for the 11th consecutive game as Oklahoma City Thunder rallied to beat the Atlanta Hawks 111-109 on Monday (Tuesday in Manila). Durant finished with 41 points, hitting the go-ahead jumper with 1.5 seconds left for the Thunder who were down by…

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WASHINGTON: Survivors of the Boston Marathon bombing and openly gay NBA player Jason Collins have been invited to President Barack Obama’s State of the Union address, the White House said Monday. A statement named Collins and Boston survivors Carlos Arredondo and Jeff Bauman among the first round of invitees to…

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NEW YORK: Seattle Seahawks coach Pete Carroll said on Monday (Tuesday in Manila) that it is high time the National Football League explores how now-banned marijuana could medically help players cope with pain from injuries. Carroll will guide the Seahawks against the Denver Broncos on Sunday in Super Bowl 48,…

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PATTAYA, Thailand: Top seed Sabine Lisicki struggled to reach the second round of the Pattaya Open on Monday, taking two hours to overcome Croatia’s Donna Vekic 7-5, 2-6, 6-4. Second seeded Russian Svetlana Kuznetsova eased through by defeating China’s Zhang Shuai 6-0, 7-6 (3) and Chinese eighth seed Peng Shuai…

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FILIPINO ring icon Manny Pacquiao is scheduled to start his training in February in preparation for his rematch against unbeaten American Timothy Bradley set in April at the MGM Grand in Las Vegas Nevada. “Manny’s training and streng and conditioning will most likely begin eight weeks before the fight night…

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MELBOURNE: Stanislas Wawrinka insisted he is a deserving winner of the Australian Open after upsetting injury-hit world number one Rafael Nadal to gatecrash the established order of men’s tennis. The Swiss eighth seed was on top of Nadal from the off, eventually winning in four sets, but there will be…

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LA JOLLA, United States: Scott Stallings erased a three-shot deficit and birdied the 72nd hole on Sunday to break out of the pack and win the US PGA Tour Farmers Insurance Open. Stallings secured his third win in three years on the PGA Tour with a four-under par 68. It…

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NEW YORK: Forecasters predict the coldest Super Bowl and a chance of rain or even snow at next Sunday’s National Football League title showdown, but players say they don’t fear sub-freezing conditions. The Denver Broncos and Seattle Seahawks arrived Sunday in suburban New York for Super Bowl 48, what will…