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HONG KONG: Golf superstars Tiger Woods and Rory McIlroy will expand their already bulging bank accounts with a lucrative, one-round exhibition appearance next month in China. The highly sought-after pair will face off at Hainan island’s giant, 180-hole Mission Hills complex, one of the world’s biggest golf resorts, on October…

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Love him or hate him, Floyd “Money” Mayweather Jr. is the most bankable boxing superstar today. This Sunday, Mayweather will step into the ring against Canelo Alvarez and many people surely want Mayweather to lose. In fact, it is safe to say that a great number of fight fans want…

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NEW YORK: Rafael Nadal claimed his second US Open title and 13th Grand Slam crown on Monday when he defeated world No. 1 Novak Djokovic, 6-2, 3-6, 6-4, 6-1 in a lung-busting finals. Nadal, 27, added the 2013 trophy to his 2010 triumph, when he completed a career Grand Slam,…

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Four Filipino cue masters made it to the knockout stage of the prestigious World 9-Ball Championships being held at the Al Arabi Sports Club in Doha, Qatar. Former world champion Dennis Orcollo and Antonio Gabica advanced to the next round by whipping Tomasz Kaplan of Poland, 9-4, and Dominic Jentsch…

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National University (NU) and Far Eastern University (FEU) are looking to keep their top positions for the important twice-to-beat card when they face separate foes in the University Athletic Association of the Philippines Season 76 men’s basketball tournament at the Mall of Asia Arena in Pasay City. NU battles defending…

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The Wrestling Association of the Philippines (WAP) has expressed elation over the International Olympic Committee-General Assembly (IOC-GA) vote to retain wrestling in the 2020 and 2024 editions of the Olympic Games. “During that seven months of confusion, we did not stop posting messages and sending letters to the IOC to…

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Cyna Rodriguez bucked a shaky windup and Mia Piccio’s strong finish to salvage a one-stroke lead, setting in motion her bid for a second straight championship with a two-under 70 in the P500,000 ICTSI Wack Wack Ladies Philippine Golf Tour at Wack Wack’s West course on Tuesday. Three-up with two…

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Local ace Dawn Albert Uy overwhelmed Kaye Alota, 6-1, 6-1, to capture the girls’ 16-and-under crown while Cebu bet Wyndell Feb Deja swept the boys’ 16- and 18-under titles in the Palawan Pawnshop regional age-group 2013 presented by Babolat at the Senior Sto. Nino Tennis Club in Ubay, Bohol on…

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TOKYO: Japan is to create a sports agency to boost resources for top athletes as it targets 30 gold medals at the Tokyo Olympics, reports and officials said Tuesday. The agency will be overseen by a cabinet minister who will also be tasked with ensuring the smooth delivery of Tokyo…

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WASHINGTON, District of Columbia: Michael Vick threw for three touchdowns as the Philadelphia Eagles spoiled the return of Washington quarterback Robert Griffin with a 33-27 win over the Redskins in the season opener for both teams. Quarterback Vick completed 15-of-25 passes for 203 yards and two touchdowns as the Eagles…