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IMs Nava, Pascua press on in Pacquiao Cup

International Masters Roderick Nava and Haridas Pascua came through with strong results to lead the country’s charge after three rounds of the 7th Asian Continental Chess Championships (2nd Manny Pacquiao Cup) at the Tiara Hotel in Makati City Wednesday. Nava, 33, caught a big fish in IM Novendra Priasmoro of …

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Phoenix deals 4th pick to NLEX for Mallari, Marcelo

Phoenix traded its No. 4 pick in the first round of the Philippine Basketball Association 2018 Rookie Draft in exchange of Alex Mallari and Dave Marcelo of Northern Luzon Expressway (NLEX) on Thursday. Also part of the deal was Phoenix’s second round pick in next year’s rookie draft. “We just …

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Magnolia-Alaska title series tied at 2-2

On the day Alaska’s Mike Harris was crowned the PBA Governors’ Cup Best Import and Magnolia’s Paul Lee the Best Player of the Conference, the Aces trounced the Hotshots, 90-76 on Wednesday’s Game 4 of the best-of-seven title series at the Smart Araneta Coliseum. Harris showed why he deserves the …

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Year-end flurry

ED TOLENTINO The Yuletide season is in the air, but don’t tell that to some boxing champions who are trying their best to stay away from the buffet table. While the year is about to come to a close, there are still some good title fights left in the boxing …

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Curry says moon landing conspiracy comments a joke

LOS ANGELES: Golden State Warriors star Stephen Curry walked back his moon-walk skepticism on Wednesday (Thursday in Manila), saying he was joking when he suggested the lunar landings were a hoax. “Obviously, I was joking when I was talking on the podcast,” Curry told ESPN on Wednesday, after his causal …

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Irving shines as Celtics beat Wizards for 7th straight win

LOS ANGELES: Kyrie Irving drained a clutch three pointer with 16 seconds left as the short-handed the Boston Celtics used a variety of interchangeable parts on offence to beat the Washington Wizards, 130-125, in overtime on Wednesday (Thursday in Manila). Irving delivered a game-high 38 points, including consecutive three pointers …

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Sports world must join climate change crusade – IOC

KATOWICE, Poland: The world of sports must join the effort to tame global warming, and the International Olympic Committee intends to lead the way, it said on Tuesday (Wednesday in Manila) at UN climate talks in Katowice, Poland. At the 195-nation negotiations, the IOC and UN launched an initiative aimed …

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IMs Garcia, Dimakiling stay in contention

International Masters Jan Emmanuel Garcia and Oliver Dimakiling downed FIDE Master Stephen Rome Pangilinan and IM Angelo Young, respectively, to bounce back to contention after two rounds of the 7th Asian Continental Chess Championships (2nd Manny Pacquiao Cup) at the Tiara Hotel in Makati City Tuesday night. Garcia, who made …

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Fortune recalls battle against the ‘Big C’

When Manny Pacquiao’s strength and conditioning coach was diagnosed to have been suffering from throat and neck cancer in 2014, he came close to despair. “There were a couple of times when I wanted put a bullet in my head and I’m no pussy,” the tough, heavy built Justin Fortune …

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Curry’s moon theory leaves NASA baffled

LOS ANGELES: Golden State Warriors ace Stephen Curry is no stranger to the occasional moon shot. But the NBA star’s suggestion that the lunar landings may have been an elaborate hoax has left NASA puzzled. Curry raised eyebrows on Monday (Tuesday in Manila) when he became the latest basketball player …

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