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HOUSTON: Atlanta Hawks sharpshooter Kyle Korver, one game shy of matching the NBA’s longest streak of games with a 3-point basket, had his bid for history put on hold on Wednesday (Thursday in Manila). Korver suffered a rib contusion on Tuesday’s game against Orlando, when he went 1-of-6 from 3-point…

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PARIS: France’s world triple jump champion Teddy Tamgho has been hospitalized after fracturing his shin during training on Wednesday (Thursday in Manila), his agent told Agence France-Presse. The 24-year-old picked up the injury after a series of practice jumps and “there was fatigue involved,” explained Ollière. AFP

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American Brandon “Bam Bam” Rios promised a funeral, but the boxing world instead witnessed a resurrection. With his boxing career on the line, Filipino ring icon Manny “Pacman” Pacquiao pulverized the highly-ambitious but extremely limited Rios in 12 rounds to salvage his reputation that was left in ruins by a…

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Homegrown Filipino fighter Dave “The Scarecrow” Galera will see action in the Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC) Fight Night 34 on January 3, 2014, at the Marina Bay sands in Singapore. The “Father of Philippine Mixed Martial Arts (MMA)” and Universal Reality Combat Championship (URCC) founder Alvin Aguilar told The Manila…

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The women’s volleyball competitions of the University Athletic Association of the Philippines (UAAP) Season 76 will begin on Sunday at the Araneta Coliseum with four teams aiming to jumpstart their bids on a high note. Last year’s runner-up Ateneo de Manila University battles National University (NU) at 2 p.m. while…

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JESUS MELLIZA notched two goals to power Far Eastern University’s (FEU) 3-0 win over defending champion Ateneo De Manila University on Tuesday in the University Athletic Association of the Philippines (UAAP) Season 76 men’s football tourney at the FEU-Diliman football field. The Tamaraws now have six points after winning back-to-back…

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The national tennis team settled for one silver and two bronze medals in the 2013 Southeast Asian Championships–Invita-tional Tournament held at the Lawn Tennis Association of Thailand (LTAT) tennis center in Bangkok, Thailand. The Filipinos placed second in the team event as they lost to host Thailand, 1-2, in their…

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THE Senate has approved the proposed annual budget of the Philippine Sports Commission (PSC) for 2014. After Sen.Pia Cayetano threatened to give them a zero budget, PSC Chairman Richie Garcia told reporters that the Senate approved their proposed budget amounting to P182 million on Monday.

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NEW YORK: Seattle Seahawks cornerback Walter Thurmond was suspended without pay for four games on Tuesday (Wednesday in Manila) by the NFL for violating the league’s substance abuse policy. No details regarding the substance involved were revealed as part of the NFL and union policy on dealing with drug bans,…

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LONDON: Former world light-heavyweight champion Nathan Cleverly’s proposed return to the ring has been scuppered by a back injury just days before the Welshman was due to make his cruiserweight debut. The 26-year-old former World Boxing Organization belt-holder was due to step into the ring at London 2012’s Copper Box…