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The race to the crown intensifies as the last remaining four teams—F2 Logistics, Petron, Foton and Cocolife—collide in the sudden-death semifinals of the Chooks to Go-Philippine Superliga (PSL) Grand Prix today at the Mall of Asia Arena. Heavyweight Cargo Movers will shoot for a slot in the finals when they…

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Christmas couldn’t have come any sooner for Filipino basketball fans as they were given a treat by the ultimate collegiate rivals: the Ateneo Blue Eagles and De La Salle Green Archers. It was the first Sunday of December when these superb teams extended the championship series to a final do-or-die…

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College of Saint Benilde (CSB) retained its lead with an 11-1 beatdown of Emilio Aguinaldo College (EAC) while Arellano University pulled off a 2-1 stunner over reigning champion San Beda College in the National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA) Season 93 seniors football tournament on Thursday at the Rizal Memorial Football…

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Battling for a spot in the Asian Football Confederation (AFC) Cup, Global Cebu FC and FC Meralco Manila go all-out in the second leg of their Finals Series tie in the Philippines Football League (PFL) today at the Rizal Memorial Football Stadium in Manila. The People’s Club and the Sparks…

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PARIS: Portuguese star Cristiano Ronaldo won a record-equaling fifth Ballon d’Or award for the year’s best player on Thursday (Friday in Manila). The Real Madrid forward’s second successive win drew him level alongside Barcelona rival Lionel Messi on five Ballons d’Or, after the Argentinian took second in the vote, with…

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To whom would the Philippine Azkals lose in their next friendly or international? It would not be unlikely if it got clobbered by Papua New Guinea. That scenario looms based on the country’s national football team’s latest disappointing performance in the Chinese Taipei Football Association International Tournament that ended on…

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PARIS: Jack Wilshere starred as Arsenal romped to a 6-0 thrashing of BATE Borisov at a half-empty Emirates Stadium in their final Europa League group game on Thursday, while Marseille booked their place in the last 32. Arsene Wenger made 11 changes to the team that were beaten by Manchester…

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LOS ANGELES: Kevin Durant finished with 35 points, 11 rebounds and 10 assists for his ninth career triple double on Wednesday (Thursday in Manila) as the under-manned Golden State Warriors defeated the Charlotte Hornets 101-87. The Warriors won their fifth straight and the seventh in their last eight games despite…

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BEIJING: Filipino boxer Manny Pacquiao hopes to discover the next Chinese world champion and help grow the sport with an academy in the largely untapped country. The 38-year-old, who controversially lost his World Boxing Organization (WBO) welterweight title to Australian Jeff Horn in July, was in Beijing this week. He…

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TOKYO: Tokyo Olympic organizers unveiled a shortlist of three official 2020 Games mascots Thursday — from bug-eyed cartoon heroes to cuddly raccoons. The Olympic and Paralympic designs, which celebrate the themes of harmony, diversity and resilience, were unveiled by pupils at a Tokyo elementary school. After a bungled rollout of…

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