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PARIS: The International Paralympic Committee (IPC) said on Tuesday that it would take no action against Dutch hand-cyclist Monique van der Vorst for misrepresenting her impairment. Van der Vorst, now 28, used a wheelchair for nearly 13 years after her left leg was paralyzed and her right knee stopped working…

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MIAMI: LeBron James scored 32 points and the defending champion Miami Heat advanced to the NBA finals for the third year in a row on Monday with a 99-76 rout of the Indiana Pacers. The Heat captured the best-of-seven Eastern Conference final four games to three and booked a championship…

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The Duel—North vs. South unwraps today at the Alabang Golf and Country Club in the second regional showdown featuring the country’s finest and a host of future stars with skippers of both teams stressing the need for a quick start in local pro golf’s version of the Ryder Cup. “With…

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PARIS: Roger Federer will on Tuesday attempt to claim another record and at the same time shatter French hopes of ending a 30-year wait for a men’s singles champion at Roland Garros. Federer, the champion in 2009, will be playing in a 36th consecutive Grand Slam quarterfinals and victory will…

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Baguio City bets Raymart Gutierez and Claire Donga-as bagged three gold medals each in the 2013 Philippine Olympic Committee-Philippine Sports Commission (POC-PSC) Philippine National Games arnis anyo (form) competitions. Gutierez scored 66.0 points to dominate the men’s individual single weapon while Elmer Batani of Igorot Team settled for silver with…

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PRETORIA: A South African court on Tuesday postponed until August 19 the pre-trial hearing of Oscar Pistorius, who has been charged with murder, to give police time to wrap up their probe into his Valentines’ Day shooting of girlfriend Reeva Steenkamp. Magistrate Daniel Thulare also extended bail for Pistorius, South…

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ROCHESTER, New York: World No. 2 Rory McIlroy is off to Merion for two US Open practice rounds this week after a talk with coach Dave Stockton to try and help his golf game before next week’s major showdown. The 24-year-old from Northern Ireland, who won his first major title…

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Filipino-American Treat Huey and British partner Dominic Inglot lost to the French duo of Michael Llondra and Nicolas Mahut, 3-6, 4-6, in the third round of the 2013 Roland Garros in Paris, France. Nonetheless, Huey and Inglot pocketed a 15,000-Euro consolation purse.

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The third Felipe S. Juico Memorial Cup will be played on Saturday (June 8) with a long list of invited guests from various fields, including those in the government and private sectors, expected to see action at Wack Wack Golf and Country Club’s West Course. To accommodate the expected big…

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DUBLIN, Ohio: World No. 1 Tiger Woods is close to signing a new endorsement deal with Nike that would keep him as golf’s highest-paid pitchman, Woods agent Mark Steinberg told ESPN. Endorsement deals with Gillette, Accenture, AT and T and Gatorade ended in the wake of the scandal and Woods’…