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A NINE-YEAR-OLD girl whose legs have been paralyzed since birth stole the limelight on Sunday at the 52nd Philippine Swimming League (PSL) Leg Series, dubbed The Manila Times College (TMTC) Swimming Championship, at the Rizal Memorial Pool in Manila. Calistha Jillianne R. Salazar swam the 50-meter breaststroke event in 2:21.13…

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LOS ANGELES: Philippine ring legend Manny Pacquiao will get a chance to avenge his controversial split decision defeat by Timothy Bradley in a rematch set for April 12 in Las Vegas. Bob Arum’s Top Rank promotions announced the bout, in which Bradley will be defending his World Boxing Organization welterweight…

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Tony Lascuña stresses the need to seize early momentum, driven to snap a long spell in The Country Club (TCC) Invitational and nail a second championship in the P5 million event slated on February 6 to 9 at the windswept TCC layout in Laguna. “Given the depth of the competing…

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MELBOURNE: Open champion Li Na paid tribute to her coach Carlos Rodriguez after she came through a slump and even considered retirement before winning her second Grand Slam title. Li hired Rodriguez, the former mentor of multiple Grand Slam champion Justine Henin, in mid-2012 after conflicts with her previous coach—husband…

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PHILADELPHIA: Kevin Durant picked up right where he left off on Saturday Sunday in Manila), scoring 32 points in a triple-double to lead Oklahoma City to a 103-91 NBA win over Philadelphia. Durant, back on court after skipping Friday’s win over Boston to rest his sore shoulder, became the sixth…

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LA JOLLA, United States: On a day when Tiger Woods’s woes were the talk of Torrey Pines, Gary Woodland kept mistakes to a minimum to take the Farmers Insurance Open third-round lead. World number one Woods— whose eight triumphs at Torrey Pines include seven titles in this US PGA Tour…

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PARADISE ISLAND, Bahamas: South Korea’s Choi Na-Yeon birdied three of her last four holes on Saturday (Sunday in Manila) to seize a one-shot third-round lead at the season-opening Bahamas LPGA Classic. Choi posted a seven-under par 66 for a 15-under total of 204 and had a one-stroke lead over American…

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WASHINGTON: American Lamont Peterson kept his International Boxing Federation light-welterweight title on Saturday (Sunday in Manila) with a unanimous 12-round decision over previously unbeaten Canadian Dierry Jean. Judges gave Peterson the triumph by scores of 118-111, 116-112 and 115-113, improving his record to 32-2 with one draw. AFP