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(First Lead) Palarong Pambansa Athletics – Partial Results

SAN JOSE DE BUENAVISTA–Here are partial final results in athletics competition of the Palarong Pambansa being held at the Binirayan Sports Complex here. 3,000 meter run (Secondary-Girls): Gold – Jay Ann Labasano (Northern Mindanao), 10:36.67 minutes; Silver – Jie Ann Calis (NCR), 10:44.15; Bronze – Maria Junaliza Abutas (Ilocos Region), 10:44.68. Shot Put (Elementary-Girls): Gold …

NBA: James leads Cavs sweep Pacers into second round

WASHINGTON–LeBron James scored 33 points on Sunday as he helped the Cleveland Cavaliers enjoy a series-clinching 106-102 win over the Indiana Pacers, moving into the playoff second round. “They were giving it all they had. You have to mentally challenge yourself every year and go out and try to do what’s right,” James, who had …

Pacquiao says Horn fight will show he’s not done yet

BRISBANE –Manny Pacquiao says his July 2 world title bout with Jeff Horn is his chance to tell the boxing world “I’m not done yet.” The 38-year-old Pacquiao, an 11-time champion across eight weight divisions and now a member of the Philippines senate, had intended the fight in Brisbane with local school teacher Horn to be a …

Ginebra blasts TNT in second half for fourth straight win

MANILA–Ginebra used a second half defensive juggernaut to pip TNT, 107-89, in the final game of the PBA Commissioner’s Cup before the league goes on an All-Star break at the Smart Araneta Coliseum in Quezon City on Sunday night. After conceding 61 points in the first half, the Barangay limited the KaTropa to only 28 …

Despite Romeo’s absence, GlobalPort too much for Mahindra after blowout result

MANILA–No Terrence Romeo? No problem! GlobalPort leaned on its defense to topple Mahindra, 105-86, in their PBA Commissioner’s Cup match at the Smart Araneta Coliseum in Quezon City on Sunday night. The Batang Pier limited the Floodbusters to less than 20 points in each of the first three quarters, while their balanced attack helped them …

Olympian lifter Diaz to grace PRISAA opening ceremony

IBA, ZAMBALES–Olympian bronze winner Hidilyn Diaz hopes to inspire the participants of the 2017 Private Schools Athletic Association Sports Foundation, Inc. (PRISAA) National Games when she delivers a speech on Sunday’s opening ceremony scheduled late in the afternoon at the Zambales Sports Complex here. Diaz, the only medalist in Philippine contingent during the 2016 Summer …

Love game for Serena: Spox says Williams is pregnant

It’s another love game for Serena Williams: She is pregnant –and, based on the timeline she offered, she already was when she won the Australian Open. A spokeswoman for Williams, Kelly Bush Novak, wrote in an email to The Associated Press on Wednesday: “I’m happy to confirm Serena is expecting a baby this Fall.” Earlier …

Over 80 Ilocos Norte athletes to compete in Palarong Pambansa ‘17

LAOAG CITY–More than 80 student-athletes from Ilocos Norte are set to join around 470 athletes to represent Region 1 in the Palarong Pambansa 2017 in Antique. Together with 19 coaches and chaperones, most of the province’s athletes came from the Schools Divisions of Laoag City, Batac City and Ilocos Norte. They are set to represent …

Ginebra sizzles in Q3 to keep NLEX winless

MANILA–Ginebra needed a huge third quarter lift to outgun NLEX, 101-92, in the nightcap of the PBA Commissioner’s Cup twinbill at the Cuneta Astrodome in Pasay on Wednesday. The Barangay outscored the Road Warriors, 42-14, in the third canto to break out of a close first half en route to the rout. Justin Brownlee and …

Ex NFL star Aaron Hernandez hangs himself in his prison cell

BOSTON –Hours before his former New England Patriots teammates were due to visit the White House to celebrate their Super Bowl victory, prison officials say, Aaron Hernandez tied one end of his bedsheet to a window and the other around his neck and hanged himself. In a maximum-security prison outside Boston, about an hour from the stadium where …

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