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‘Araw ng Kagitingan’ ultra-marathon scheduled on April 8-9

MANILA–All is set for the staging of the 32nd “Araw ng Kagitingan” ultra-marathon, an event that pays tribute to the veterans of World War II. The race, slated to be held on April 8-9, will cover the stretch of the Death March from Mariveles, Bataan to San Fernando, Pampanga. Founding organizer, Ed Paez, said on …

Sharapova to be in full-swing by October after her comeback — Russian tennis chief

MOSCOW –Russian tennis star Maria Sharapova would need at least six months to get back into shape to display decent results at international tournaments following her comeback next month in April, Shamil Tarpishchev, the president of the Russian Tennis Federation (RTF), told TASS on Monday. Currently sitting out a provisional suspension, the female tennis star …

Davis leads Pelicans past Timberwolves, 123 109

NEW ORLEANS –Anthony Davis wore his old, blue Kentucky jersey to Sunday night’s Pelicans game against Minnesota. He said he wore it for good luck, adding: “We needed it.” By “we,” Davis meant Kentucky, not the Pelicans, who finally seem to have adjusted to the seismic lineup shift caused by the acquisition of All-Star big …

PHL archers to compete in Thailand

MANILA–The Philippines is sending a 16-member archery team to the prestigious Asia Cup slated to be held in Thailand on March 19-26. The tournament, which gathers the best archers in the Asian region, will be held at the Hua Mark Sports Complex in Bangkok. Florante Matan, Allen Andrei Raquipo, Luis Gabriel Moreno, Syd Nerickzon Franginal, …

Harden’s triple double helps Rockets top Cavs 117 112

HOUSTON –James Harden and the Houston Rockets have shown at times this season that they could be title contenders. Lately, however, they’ve failed to rise to the occasion against the NBA’s elite. That changed on Sunday night when Harden had a triple-double of 38 points, 11 assists and 10 rebounds to outduel fellow MVP candidate …

Past champs Djokovic, Federer, Nadal win at Indian Wells

INDIAN WELLS, Calif. –Novak Djokovic, Roger Federer and Rafael Nadal – owners of a combined 44 Grand Slam titles and 12 of the past 13 trophies at Indian Wells – all earned straight-set victories Sunday to get started at the BNP Paribas Open. A day after No. 1 Andy Murray was upset by 129th-ranked qualifier …

Westbrook has another triple double, Thunder beat Jazz

OKLAHOMA CITY –Russell Westbrook broke a tie with Wilt Chamberlain and inched closer to Oscar Robertson. Westbrook had 33 points, 14 assists and 11 rebounds for his 32nd triple-double of the season, leading the Oklahoma City Thunder to a 112-104 victory over the Utah Jazz on Saturday. “Just being able to attack the basket,” Westbrook …

Gilas begins SEABA buildup through training camp

MANILA –The road to the 2019 FIBA World Cup officially begins for Gilas. Coach Chot Reyes announced on Tuesday that a three-day national team training camp will take place just before the start of the PBA Commissioner’s Cup. “Gilas campaign officially kicks off with 3-day training camp from March 14-16, with all members of the …

Iguodala scores 24 to lead Warriors past Hawks, 119 111

ATLANTA –Andre Iguodala scored a season-high 24 points on a subpar shooting night for the Splash Brothers, carrying the Golden State Warriors to a 119-111 victory over the Atlanta Hawks on Monday. Bouncing back from their first regular-season losing streak in nearly two years, the Warriors won for the second day in a row without …

Bogut breaks left leg in debut with Cavaliers

CLEVELAND –Andrew Bogut didn’t make it through one minute of his debut with the Cavaliers. The team’s new centre broke his left leg in the second quarter and had to be assisted off the floor and to Cleveland’s locker room. The 7-footer could not put any weight on his leg as he was helped by …

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