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‘Pacquiao has been set up’

By CONRAD M. CARIÑO July 16, 2019 That statement came from Peter Kahn, a 25-year veteran of the fight game as a manager, promoter and advisor, who at this point is one of the very few fight analysts/observers who believes that Keith Thurman would beat Manny Pacquiao this coming weekend. …

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Stealing first? MLB players aren’t feeling it

Stealing first base might never become a thing in the big leagues, but you can currently do it in the Atlantic League. (Getty Images) More ANAHEIM, Calif. — A 33-year-old outfielder for the Southern Maryland Blue Crabs of the independent Atlantic League on Saturday surrendered his at-bat after a single …

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NBA notebook: Warriors GM saw no way to retain Durant

FILE PHOTO: Durant of the Golden State Warriors warm up before his NBA pre-season game against the Denver Nuggets at Oracle Arena in Oakland, California More Golden State general manager Bob Myers was hopeful his team would retain Kevin Durant since it could offer a five-year, $221 million contact but …

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Djokovic wins 5th Wimby in longest ever final

By AGENCE FRANCE-PRESSE July 16, 2019 LONDON: Novak Djokovic saved two match points to clinch a fifth Wimbledon title and 16th major on Sunday (Monday in Manila), shattering Roger Federer’s bid to become the oldest Grand Slam champion in the longest final ever played at the tournament. Despite being outplayed …

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CSB, Perpetual help eye share of lead in NCAA

By JEREMIAH M. SEVILLA July 16, 2019 College of St. Benilde (CSB) and University of Perpetual Help System DALTA clash for a second straight win in Season 95 National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA) seniors basketball tournament today at the FilOil Flying V Centre in San Juan City. The Blazers (1-0) …

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Mojdeh breaks two PH junior records in PSI Nationals

By THE MANILA TIMES July 16, 2019 Swimming Pinas standout Micaela Jasmine Mojdeh once again broke two Philippine national junior records in the 2019 Philippine Swimming Incorporated (PSI) Long Course Grand Prix National Championships held at the Rizal Memorial Sports Complex swimming pool in Vito Cruz, Manila. Mojdeh, an incoming …

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Smith replaces Blair as Elite import

By JOSEF T. RAMOS, TMT July 16, 2019 Former Blackwater reinforcement Gregory Smith returns to play for the Elite in the quarterfinal playoff round of Season 44 Philippine Basketball Association Commissioner’s Cup starting on Saturday. Smith, 28, a former National Basketball Association player who played for Houston Rockets in three …

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Johnson, Angels relish PVL success

By THE MANILA TIMES July 16, 2019 American Janisa Johnson has one “good” problem to mind after helping provide the answer to ending Creamline’s dominance in the Premier Volleyball League – how to fit his Finals MVP trophy into her stuff when she leaves for France this Saturday for another …

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True Detective, NBA and PBA edition

By MICHAEL ANGELO B. ASIS July 15, 2019 The dominoes in the NBA have fallen in place, except for Chris Paul whom the OKC Thunder might have to trade again. One wonders why they even traded for him in the first place. Was it really that difficult to get out …

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