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Jimmy Alapag to play in Asian Games

MANILA — One more time for the Philippines! Jimmy Alapag finally gave in to the pressure from supporters and announced that he will be playing for the national team in the Asian Games to be held in Incheon, South Korea. Via his Twitter account, Alapag posted this message on September 11 to the delight of his …

Incheon prepares to take stage with Asian Games amid worries over outsized costs, Olympic prep

SEOUL, South Korea—As the port city of Incheon prepares to host the Asian Games, some are worried about what happens when the party leaves town. Aside from looming potential debt, the games will also double as an expensive rehearsal for the 2018 Winter Olympics at the ski resort town of Pyeongchang. Incheon could either be …

TV networks largely shelving to disturbing video involving football player Ray Rice

NEW YORK—At least six television networks said Thursday they plan to stop or minimize airings of video showing Baltimore Ravens running back Ray Rice striking his then-fiancee and knocking her unconscious, footage that has called into question how the NFL disciplines players involved in domestic violence. The move comes after the video from a casino …

League sponsors weigh options as NFL begins investigation into Rice video

Major brand sponsors are watching closely to make sure the National Football League doesn’t fumble the investigation into how its executives handled evidence in the Ray Rice domestic violence case. For big companies like Anheuser-Busch, General Motors and Procter & Gamble, an NFL sponsorship is a coveted prize. The deals can cost up to $10 …

The Unpredictable Race to the Final Four

MANILA — The exciting elimination round of the University Athletics Association of the Philippines (UAAP) paved the way for the unpredictable and wide race to the Final Four of the men’s senior basketball category with twice-to-beat incentives are still up for grabs. After the elimination rounds, there will be a playoff for the No.2 spot …

Canadian teen Brooke Henderson moves to top spot in world amateur golf ranking

Canadian teen Brooke Henderson has taken top spot in the world women’s amateur golf ranking. The 17-year-old from Smiths Falls, Ont., moved up one spot Wednesday after Australian Minjee Lee turned professional earlier this month. Lee and Aussie teammates Su Oh and Shelly Shin beat Henderson’s Canadian team by two shots at the recent world amateur team championship in …

Civil rights leaders say they are offended after Hawks cancel scheduled meeting with team CEO

ATLANTA—The Atlanta Hawks cancelled a scheduled meeting between their CEO and city civil rights leaders Wednesday, prompting one of the group’s leaders to say his community was greatly offended. The Rev. Markel Hutchins said the meeting with CEO Steve Koonin was called off “at the last minute.” He later said he received a call from …

Goodell says NFL didn’t see video before this week

ATLANTIC CITY, N.J. — As questions arose about how the NFL investigated domestic violence allegations against Ray Rice, Commissioner Roger Goodell said Tuesday the league asked for, but was not given, video showing the ex-Ravens running back punching his then-fiancee on an elevator. Goodell told CBS that “no one in the NFL, to my knowledge” …

PABA explains unfair practice allegations

MANILA — Recently, the Philippine Amateur Baseball Association (PABA) are under scrutiny because of allegations regarding unfair practice selection in the recent Asian 12-under Baseball Championships. PABA President Marty Eizmendi and manager of the Philippine team Nayda Mitschiener aim to set the record straight through the letters below, as published in the Philippine Daily Inquirer …

DLSU, NU eyes final four stint

MANILA — De La Salle University and National University are both close to claiming their respective spots in the Final Four of the University Athletic Association of the Philippines (UAAP) senior men’s basketball category, but both need to win their games today at Smart Araneta Coliseum. The Archers will be facing the University of the East …

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