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Filipino-American Treat Huey and British Dominic Inglot whipped Germany’s Tobias Kamke and Florian Mayer, 7-6 (5), 6-4, to advance to the men’s doubles second round of the prestigious 2013 Roland Garros being held in Paris, France. The seasoned pair of Huey and Inglot combined for a total of 81 points…

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PARIS: World No. 1 Novak Djokovic moved effortlessly closer to a first French Open crown on Thursday (Friday in Manila) while 2011 women’s champion Li Na crashed out at a rain-ravaged Roland Garros. Four rain stoppages, and then a final call-off, meant that there was only around five hours of…

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THE Philippine Olympic Committee (POC) will form a national women’s volleyball team to compete in the Southeast Asian Zonal Qualification Tournament in Vietnam on July 14 to 16. POC First Vice President Jose Romasanta said that the purpose of the initiative is to keep the Philippines’ good standing with the…

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DUBLIN, Ohio: South Africa’s Charl Schwartzel piled up 10 birdies in a seven-under par 65 on Thursday (Friday in Manila) to seize the first-round lead at the US PGA Tour’s Memorial, where defending champ Tiger Woods was six adrift. Former Masters champion Schwartzel bounced back from a double-bogey at his…

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SAINT-PETERSBURG: Pakistan and Ecuador have been threatened with suspension from the Olympic family due to political interference in their national Olympic Committees. Neither country has been suspended but the International Olympic Committee (IOC) released a statement on Thursday saying they wanted to see changes in both countries to avoid an…

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WASHINGTON: American shot putter Adam Nelson was officially awarded the 2004 Athens Olympic gold medal on Thursday following the doping disqualification of Ukraine’s Yuriy Bilonoh. The International Olympic Committee and the International Association of Athletics Federations, the global governing body for athletics, approved the change, which finally rewards Nelson for…

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EUGENE, Oregon: Olympic 800m champion and world record-holder David Rudisha pulled out of this weekend’s Prefontaine Classic Diamond League athletics meeting on Thursday with a knee injury, organizers said. An MRI scan performed on Wednesday in Eugene, Oregon revealed the injury, which Rudisha’s manager James Templeton told organizers was to…

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EUGENE, Oregon: Olympic champion Kirani James will try to build on his sizzling Shanghai performance when he leads a talent-loaded 400m field on Saturday at the Prefontaine Classic Diamond League athletics meeting. James, who became Grenada’s first Olympic medalist in any sport when he won the 400m gold in London…

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MOSCOW: A renowned Kremlin critic on Thursday accused President Vladimir Putin’s government and its allied tycoons of stealing tens of billions of dollars assigned for construction of the 2014 Winter Olympic Games in Sochi. Opposition leader and former top cabinet member Boris Nemtsov and his report’s co-author Leonid Martynyuk —a…

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Promising wrestlers Kristine Jambora of New Era University and Richelle Piollo of Makati led the double-gold medalists in the wrestling event of the 2013 Philippine Olympic Committee-Philippine Sports Commission (POC-PSC) Philippine National Games at the Robinsons Manila in Malate. The 17-year-old Jambora, a bronze medalist in the 2013 Southeast Asian…