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Dario makes go-ahead trey as UP subdues EAC to keep record

MANILA— Diego Dario hit the go-ahead basket as UP stays unbeaten in the FilOil Flying V Preseason Premier Cup with a 61-59 win against EAC at the FilOil Flying V Centre in San Juan City on Wednesday. Dario hit a triple with only seven seconds left as the Fighting Maroons preserved their strong finish over …

Volcanoes stay in ARC Division 1, sends UAE back to Division 2

MANILA— The Philippine Volcanoes kept their status in Division 1 of the Asia Rugby Championship after beating UAE, 34-26, in a do-or-die playoff in Ipoh, Malaysia on Saturday. Justin Coveney quickly put the Volcanoes up with a try in just 28 seconds. But UAE went ahead afterward as Edward Talbot scored the equalizing try followed …

Canadian men finish World Series on high note, claiming bronze at London Sevens

LONDON –Canada capped off a stirring World Series season with a bronze medal Sunday at the London Sevens. The Canadian men rallied from a 14-5 halftime deficit to defeat the U.S. Eagles 22-19 at Twickenham, the home of English rugby. Coach Damian McGrath’s team also downed the Americans 26-19 last month to take the title …

TNT rallies twice to down Alaska

LOS BAÑOS— TNT fought back from 15 points down to stun Alaska, 119-110, in their PBA Commissioner’s Cup match at the Ibalong Centrum in Legazpi on Saturday night. The KaTropa actually erased double-digit leads by the Aces twice in the game, but the last one eventually decided the match as Joshua Smith got a win …

Younghusband drills lone goal as Meralco Manila beats JPV Marikina

BIÑAN CITY–James Younghusband kept Meralco Manila unscathed as the club walked away with a 1-0 victory over JPV Marikina in a special PFL match at the Biñan Football Stadium on Saturday night. While credited as a Marikina home game with the Marikina Sports Complex is still unavailable, it seemed like Manila is comfortable playing at …

Gilas sits out Blatche but still mauls Vietnam

MANILA–Coach Chot Reyes decided to go all-Filipino on Wednesday night, giving Andray Blatche the night off and even shuffling his starting five although keeping Junemar Fajardo as the slotman. No problem! Gilas extended its domination in the SEABA Men’s Championship, blasting Vietnam, 107-52, at the Smart Araneta Coliseum. In a game where Reyes opted to …

Mountain bike becoming more popular in Asia

HEFEI–Mountain bike is becoming more and more popular in Asia, especially among young people, according to Onkar Singh, secretary general of Asian Cycling Confederation(ACC). Singh is optimistic about the future development of mountain cycling in Asia in an exclusive interview with Xinhua as the 23rd Asian Mountain Bike Championships & 9th Asian Junior Mountain Bike …

Gilas waxes hot in Q2 to maul Thailand

MANILA—Gilas pulled off a second quarter domination to maul Thailand, 108-53, in their SEABA Men’s Championship tie at the Smart Araneta Coliseum on Tuesday night. Gilas outscored Thailand, 33-12, in the second quarter to break out of a close first quarter and pull away for good. Japeth Aguilar went for a perfect 10-for-10 shooting for …

NBA: Celtics cruise past Wizards in Game 7 to Eastern Conference finals

WASHINGTON–Isaiah Thomas scored 29 points and had 12 assists, Kelly Olynyk scored a career playoff high 26 points as the Boston Celtics beat the Washington Wizards 115-105 in Game 7 of the Eastern Conference semifinals on Monday. Celtics advances to the Eastern Conference finals, where it will host the Cleveland Cavaliers in Game 1 on …

Federer to skip Roland Garros, focus on grass and hard court seasons

PARIS–The 18-time Grand Slam winner Roger Federer on Monday announced his absence from the French Open later this month, and has turned his attention to the grass and hard court seasons. “Regrettably, I’ve decided not to participate in the French Open,” said the Swiss tennis superstar in a statement on his Twitter page. “I’ve been …

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