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PARIS: Novak Djokovic believes destiny can help fire him past German veteran Tommy Haas and into the French Open semifinals on Wednesday. The top-seeded Serb needs a Roland Garros title to complete a career Grand Slam. If he gets past 35-year-old Haas, he could meet seven-time champion Rafael Nadal in…

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HOST Philippines will be the 13th to draw in the 27th FIBA-Asia Men’s Basketball Championship draw for squad groupings today at the Centennial Hall of the Manila Hotel. Because of the privilege, Gilas Pilipinas can now avoid being lured into a group of stronger teams in the elimination round because…

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TOKYO: Keisuke Honda was elevated to national hero Wednesday with banner front pages hailing his last gasp equalizer against Australia that secured Japan’s berth to the World Cup. The CSKA Moscow midfielder banged home a stoppage time penalty at Saitama Stadium near Tokyo to give the Asian champions the draw…

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BERLIN: Olympic swimming great Michael Phelps said Tuesday he was enjoying his retirement from the sport and had no future plans for a return to competition. Asked whether his retirement was permanent, Phelps, who bowed out after becoming the most decorated Olympian in history at London 2012 where he took…

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NEW YORK: Major League Baseball will seek doping suspensions on about 20 players, including New York Yankees star Alex Rodriguez, in the wake of a probe at a Miami clinic, ESPN reported Tuesday. If so many bans are imposed for performance-enhancing drugs, it would be the largest drug scandal in…

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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…