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RP wrestlers post wins

By CLYDE MARIANO Wrestling head Juan Alberto Balde said the six Filipino wrestlers training in Iran under coach Ashkan Ghaedlahmat in preparation for the Southeast Asian Games in Myanmar are holding their own against homegrown talent. Incoming search terms:Clyde Mariano (1) Read More »

RP wrestlers seek gold

By CLYDE MARIANO Philippine Sports Commission’s Jolly Gomez said he is optimistic wrestling will deliver in the Southeast Asian Games following the good showing of the Filipinos in local tournaments in Iran where they are undergoing training for the last four months. Incoming search terms:Johnny Morte (1) Read More »

Star athletes found positive for drug use positive for banned drugs

International athletics is in turmoil after some of the biggest names in sprinting returned positive doping tests. Former 100-meters world-record holder Asafa Powell of Jamaica, American champion Tyson Gay and Jamaican Olympic gold medalist Sherone Simpson face suspension for testing positive for banned substances, puncturing the myth that the sport has cleaned up its act.  Read More »

List of candidates for IOC president

LAUSANNE (AFP) –Penpix of candidates to succeed International Olympic Committee president Jacques Rogge ahead of their presentations on Thursday to fellow IOC members with the vote to be held on September 10 in Buenos Aires (in alphabetical order):  Read More »

Chris Paul to stay with Clippers

All-Star point guard Chris Paul agreed to a new deal to stay with the Los Angeles Clippers on the first day NBA free agency opened, agent Leon Rose confirmed on Monday. Paul posted a message on his Twitter account on Monday, saying “I’M IN!!!”(hash)CLIPPERNATION He led the Clippers to their first Pacific Division title last season and his decision to stay is the second big victory for... 

Kendrick Lamar, Gabrielle Douglas among BET Award winners

NEW YORK (Reuters) –Teenage Olympian Gabrielle Douglas, rapper Kendrick Lamar, actor Jamie Foxx as well as singers Rihanna and Nicki Minaj were among the top winners at the annual BET Awards on Sunday. The BET Awards celebrate black musicians, actors and athletes. The program is televised on the cable TV network BET, Black Entertainment Television, part of Viacom Inc.  Read More »

DONAIRE FIGHTS CUBAN PUG TODAY

By NICK GIONGCO Manila, Philippines –For the first time in quite a while, Nonito Donaire will be fighting somebody who has what it takes to knock his head off and not someone who was selected to make him look great. Last year alone, Donaire won all of his four fights in style, dazzling past Wilfredo Vazquez of Puerto Rico, Jeffrey Mathebula of South Africa, Toshiaki Nishioka of Japan and Jorge... 

Phelps rules out Olympic return

RIO DE JANEIRO (AFP) –US swimming legend Michael Phelps said Monday there was no chance of him coming out of retirement to compete in the 2016 Rio de Janeiro Olympics. “I’m done, I’m done,’’ Phelps said after meeting children from Rio’s Rocinha favela on the sidelines of the Laureus Sports Awards.  Read More »

Cuban champ survives Pinoy foe

LAS VEGAS (AP) ­- Former Cuban Olympic gold medalist Yuriorkis Gamboa won his fight Saturday on the Manny Pacquiao-Juan Manuel Marquez undercard, giving rapper 50 Cent a victory in his debut as a boxing promoter. Gamboa, fighting for the first time in more than a year, survived a ninth-round knockdown to take a unanimous 12-round decision over Michael Farenas of the Philippines in the 130-pound fight.  Read More »

Triathlon champion

AUCKLAND, New Zealand (AP) ­- Britain’s Jonathan Brownlee succeeded brother Alistair as triathlon world champion by finishing second in Sunday’s grand final of the eight-race series.  Read More »