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Villanueva hopes to extend win streak in IBF title fight

CEBU CITY – Undefeated Arthur Villanueva hopes to continue his winning streak when he takes on fellow undefeated McJoe Arroyo for the vacant International Boxing Federation (IBF) super flyweight belt on July 18 in El Paso, Texas. Villanueva is 27-0 with 14 KOs, while Arroyo is 16-0 with 8 KOs. This is Villanueva’s biggest fight …

Kessel trade to Penguins highlights start of NHL free agency

On the first day of NHL free agency, a blockbuster trade stole the spotlight. The Pittsburgh Penguins acquired high-scoring winger Phil Kessel from Toronto on Wednesday in the biggest move of the day, while a handful of prominent defenseman found new homes in free agency. Mike Green signed a multiyear deal with Detroit, Andrej Sekera …

Lim fined, banned for hitting Abueva on Aces-Ginebra match

MANILA –  After hitting Alaska Aces’ Calvin Abueva, Barangay Ginebra coach Frankie Lim was then fined with P50,000 and was banned from Ginebra’s Game 1 in the PBA Governer’s Cup. Ginebra was unable to win the match against Alaska Aces in the PBA’s quarterfinals. Ginebra played well from the first to third quarter. But before …

PBA semis begin, Alaska Aces to go against Star Hotshots

MANILA – As the PBA Governors’ Cup begins, Tim Cone’s Star Hotshots team will be going against his former team Alaska Aces in Game 1 of the Final Four Series. The Hotshots have won their title last season, while the Aces have come back to the spotlight with a new mentor. It can be recalled …

Moralde to make ring comeback on July 11

DAVAO CITY – Reigning World Boxing Council (WBC) Asian Boxing Council Continental featherweight champion John Vincent “Mulawin” Moralde of Davao City finally makes a ring comeback to fight Fil-American William “Black Slugger” George of Kidapawan City on July 11 at the Robinsons Mall in General Santos City. The 10-rounder bout is the undercard in the …

Former Ginebra import Jackson Vroman dies in car mishap

MANILA – Former Barangay Ginebra import and NBA player Jackson Vroman died at age 34 after a car crash accident on Tuesday, according to several reports. Before playing for the PBA Commissioner’s Cup in 2012, Vroman teamed up with NBA’s Phoenix Suns in 2005 and the New Orleans Hornets in 2006, as well as FIBA’s …

Davao’s Mulatto Pilipinas tops Zone Cup in Vietnam

DAVAO CITY – Team Mulatto Pilipinas from Davao City beat 12 other international frisbee teams to emerge Pool A champion in the prestigious Zone Cup 2015 held in Ho Chi Minh, Vietnam on Sunday. Spearheaded by playing couple Daisy Jane Cimafranca and Joie Monterola, Mulatto crushed early tormentor Whisby Nation of Taiwan, 15-9 in their …

Jung wins regional qualifier, earns exemption into Canadian Open

MILTON, Ont. – Richard Jung fired a 10-under-par 62 to claim the third and final RBC Canadian Open regional qualifier on Monday. Jung, of Markham, Ont., tied a course record at the Copperhead Course at RattleSnake Point, taking medallist honours to earn an exemption into the 106th playing of the Canadian Open at Glen Abbey. …

Globalport import may play for his country in 2015 Fiba

MANILA – Globalport’s Palestinian import Omar Krayem, who played in the 2015 PBA Governors’ Cup quarterfinals, admits that there is ‘very high’ possibility that he will be playing for his country’s national team in the coming 2015 Fiba Asia Championship in China. “It’s a very high possibility… But I need to go home and get …

Katerine Savard, Danielle Hanus win gold at Quebec Cup swimming competition

MONTREAL – Katerine Savard and Danielle Hanus each won gold on Sunday at the Quebec Cup swimming competition. Savard, of Pont-Rouge, Que., finished first in her specialty event – the 100-metre butterfly – with a season best 58.12 seconds. Savard also won the 50 butterfly on Saturday. Montreal’s Mary-Sophie Harvey was second while Hannah Genich …