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Judge hits long homer, Gregorius lifts Yanks over Mets 5-3

NEW YORK — Aaron Judge launched a titanic homer, Didi Gregorius snapped a seventh-inning tie with a two-run double and the New York Yankees beat the Mets 5-3 on Wednesday night for their third straight victory in the Subway Series. After taking the first two matchups in the Bronx this week, the Yankees kept up …

Rams hope rookie TE Everett can lead revival in red zone

IRVINE, Calif. — Line up Los Angeles Rams tight end Gerald Everett in a red zone or goal line drill and the rookie will find ways to score touchdowns. The second-round draft pick is demonstrating the build to muscle past defenders, the speed to dart past them and the hands and footwork to make contested …

Gilas blasted out by South Korea in FIBA Asia Quarterfinals

MANILA — Gilas once again hit the Korean roadblock. South Korea banked on a hot shooting streak and a huge defensive stand in the third quarter to eliminate Gilas, 118-86, at the Nouhad Nawfal Sports Complex in Beirut early Thursday (Philippine time). The Koreans began pummeling the Filipinos from 22 feet early to counter the …

IOC official to Filipino athletes: Strive to do your best

MANILA –   International Olympic Committee (IOC) Representative  to the Philippines, Mikee Cojuangco-Jaworski, rallied our national athletes  participating in the 29th Southeast Asian  Games  (SEAG) to  do their best and carry the values of Olympism -respect, friendship and excellence. “I’m a true Filipino, and I’m very excited to our athletes,” she said.  “Syempre naalala ko rin  yung …

PH netters target 2 golds in SEA Games

MANILA — The Philippine tennis delegation hopes to win at least two gold medals in the 29th Southeast Asian Games which will be held from August 19 to 31 in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia. Two years ago in Singapore, Filipino-Americans Treat Huey and Denise Dy ruled the mixed doubles event — the country’s only gold in tennis. …

High-level training abroad boosts Tabal’s confidence in SEA Games

MANILA —  Filipino ace marathoner Mary Joy Reyes Tabal’s confidence in competing at the upcoming 29th Southeast Asian Games in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia was boosted with her training abroad side-by-side world-class runners and sustained government support. The 28-year-old Tabal, who hails from Barangay Guba, Cebu City, is the first Filipino marathoner to qualify in the Olympics with …

FESSAP officials meet Universiade-bound athletes

MANILA— Sportsman and philantrophist, Alvin Tan Lian, has lifted the spirit of the Filipino athletes joining the 29th edition of the Summer Universiade that will be held in Taipei City, Chinese Taipei on August 19-30. Tan Lian, who chairs the Federation of School Sports Association of the Philippines (FESSAP) and head of the Philippine delegation …

Filipino muay fighters confident of winning gold in SEA Games

MANILA— Filipino muay players have the heart of a warrior. Pearl Managuelod, secretary-general of Muay Association of the Philippines  told Philippine News Agency that local muay players are confident to win gold in the 29th Southeast Asian Games to be held in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia. “Our players have trained hard. They have the heart of a warrior,” said …

Manny Machado, Orioles slam past slumping Mariners, 11 3

SEATTLE— Tim Beckham hit the first pitch of the game out for his first career leadoff homer, Manny Machado hit the sixth grand slam of his career an inning later, and the Baltimore Orioles routed the Seattle Mariners 11-3 on Monday night. Baltimore pounded Seattle’s pitching, scoring double-digit runs for the second time in three …

Encarnacion homers twice, Indians beat Red Sox 7 3

BOSTON— After popping out with the bases loaded in the second inning, Edwin Encarnacion went into the Cleveland clubhouse, threw his bat in anger and broke it. “You know, normal stuff like that,” he said with a smile Monday night after homering his next two times up  a pair of two-run shots to lead the …