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Djokovic’s poise guided him to Wimbledon victory

Novak Djokovic and Roger Federer had a match for the ages at the Wimbledon men’s final. (AP Photo/Tim Ireland) More WIMBLEDON — In the moments that were the most tense, it was Novak Djokovic who was too cool for even calmness personified himself, Roger Federer. First, when Federer looked in …

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Pacquiao’s fruitful training camp ends

By EDDIE G. ALINEA July 15, 2019 LOS ANGELES: Everything that took place in the two month and-a-half build up program that started in Manila ended at the Wild Card Gym here on Saturday. This, chorused Manny Pacquiao’s chief trainer Buboy Fernandez, training consultant Freddie Roach and strength and conditioning …

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Serena has lost ‘intimidation’ factor, says Halep

By AGENCE FRANCE-PRESSE July 15, 2019 LONDON: Simona Halep believes that Serena Williams has lost the intimidation factor that once condemned rivals to defeat even before they set foot on court. Halep handed the American legend a 6-2, 6-2 rout in the Wimbledon final on Saturday (Sunday in Manila) to …

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Davis confident Lakers will hit ground running

By The Manila Times July 15, 2019 LOS ANGELES: Anthony Davis said the Los Angeles Lakers will be capable of challenging for the NBA championship immediately next season as the six-time All-Star was formally unveiled by the organisation on Saturday (Sunday in Manila). The 26-year-old superstar is set to form …

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Simmons ‘doubtful’ for Aussie World Cup campaign

By AGENCE FRANCE-PRESSE July 15, 2019 LOS ANGELES: Philadelphia 76ers ace Ben Simmons is set to skip Australia’s World Cup campaign in favour of pre-season preparations, ESPN reported on Saturday (Sunday in Manila). The Melbourne-born star’s agent, Rich Paul, told ESPN he was “doubtful” to play for Australia in the …

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