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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...
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.
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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...
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.
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MASON, Ohio (AP) – Olympic gold medalist Andy Murray was brought back to earth on Thursday with a surprise defeat by unseeded Jeremy Chardy at the Western & Southern Open.
While his regular rivals Roger Federer and Novak Djokovic won through to the quarterﬁnals, Murray lost 6-4, 6-4 to Chardy, an opponent he’d beaten easily the four previous times they’d played.
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Michael Phelps has had a busy Olympics and now he’s settling into retirement with some quality family time.
The 27-year-old U.S. swimming star who won his last-ever Olympic race on Saturday tweeted on Sunday afternoon that he was spending the day with his family.
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LONDON, England - Usain Bolt stormed to a successful defense of his Olympic 100m crown in the second-fastest time ever recorded Sunday as the Jamaican superstar confirmed his status as the greatest sprinter of all time.
Bolt made a hesitant start but left the field for dead from 60 meters to win by two meters in 9.63 seconds, slower only than his world record of 9.58 seconds set in...
PHILADELPHIA (AP) – Boxing great Muhammad Ali, known for his unabashed self-confidence inside and outside the ring as well as his outspokenness on social and humanitarian causes, is the recipient of the 2012 Liberty Medal.
Ali, 70, will receive the medal in a ceremony on Sept. 13 in Philadelphia at the National Constitution Center. The three-time world heavyweight champion was not...
By KRISTEL SATUMBAGA
Manila, Philippines – The Philippine Badminton Association has tapped Olympic gold medalist Rexy Mainaky to coach the national team and serve as anchor for development of future national players.
The 44-year-old Indonesian mentor arrived from Manila three days ago and met up with badminton officials to map up plans of bringing in more talented players in the...
INDIANAPOLIS (AP) – Michael Phelps wants to prove he’s still the world’s best swimmer.
Ryan Lochte believes he can still beat Phelps head-to-head.
Welcome to the next installment of the world’s hottest swimming rivalry, which will be replayed three times over the next three days at the Indianapolis Grand Prix. While the meet is ﬁlled with past Olympic medalists and future...