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Will home-course advantage help Rory win Open?

Rory McIlroy‘s triumphant homecoming. (Getty) More When he was a young lad of just 16, Rory McIlroy set the course record at Northern Ireland’s Royal Portrush with a 61. Put aside the fact that a 16-year-old shot a 61 — this is Rory McIlroy we’re talking about here — and …

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Khan claims Pacquiao has agreed to Saudi Arabia bout

By AGENCE FRANCE-PRESSE July 18, 2019 LONDON: British boxer Amir Khan claims he has agreed a deal to fight Manny Pacquiao in Saudi Arabia in November. Khan won the WBC international welterweight title with a fourth round stoppage of Australian Billy Dib in Jeddah on Friday. Now the 32-year-old plans …

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Roach, Jackson praise boxing training to fight Parkinson’s

By ASSOCIATED PRESS July 18, 2019 Fight trainer Freddie Roach and the Rev. Jesse Jackson — a recent convert to boxing training — talk about how their sessions together have helped both men offset some of the devastating effects of Parkinson’s disease. Training consultant Freddie Roach (left) drills pupil Manny …

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Red Lions eye solo lead vs host EAC

By JEREMIAH M. SEVILLA July 18, 2019 San Beda University guns for a third win and the solo lead when it faces host Emilio Aguinaldo College (EAC) at 4 p.m. today in Season 95 National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA) seniors basketball tournament at the EAC Gym in Manila. The four-peat …

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Sixers star Simmons out of Aussie World Cup bid

By AGENCE FRANCE-PRESSE July 18, 2019 LOS ANGELES: Ben Simmons, newly signed to a five-year, $170 million contract extension with the NBA’s Philadelphia 76ers, confirmed Tuesday (Wednesday in Manila) he won’t play for Australia at the World Cup. In a statement posted on Twitter, the Melbourne-born star said he wouldn’t …

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LA Angels snuff Houston Astros 7-2

By ASSOCIATED PRESS July 18, 2019 ANAHEIM, California: The Houston Astros expected the Angels to retaliate against Jake Marisnick in his first game versus Los Angeles since his violent home plate collision with catcher Jonathan Lucroy. So while the pitch that hit Marisnick in the back in the sixth inning …

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Tayongtong tows QC to comeback win

By JEREMIAH M. SEVILLA July 18, 2019 John Tayongtong led home team Quezon City-Wemsap to a 91-85 comeback win over erstwhile unbeaten Makati-Super Crunch in the Maharlika Pilipinas Basketball League (MPBL) Lakan Cup on Tuesday night at the Ateneo Blue Eagle Gym. The former Jose Rizal University star Tayongtong poured …

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Pole vaulter EJ Obiena: GM Wesley So, Part 2?

By ROMY P. MARIÑAS July 17, 2019 Ernest John “EJ” Obiena last week leaped 5.76 meters to win the pole vault gold medal at the ongoing 2019 Universiade or University Games in Naples. Obiena, 23, the reigning Asian champion in the event, edged Germany’s Torben Blech (also 5.76 meters to …

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