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James carries Cavs to OT win over Warriors, evens NBA Finals

OAKLAND, California — The final buzzer sounded, and LeBron James wasn’t done. As fans filed out of the quieting arena, James grabbed the ball and spiked it with all his might. He flexed his arms and pounded his chest, letting out a roar that echoed from California to Cleveland. James turned in a triple-double to …

Kobe Paras, 3 others off to Hungary for FIBA 3×3

MANILA — Kobe Paras and Co. face rough sailing when the Philippines plunge into action on Thursday in the 2015 FIBA U18 3×3 World Championship in Debrecen, Hungary, located 231 kilometers east of the Budapest capital. The quartet of Paras, Mike Nieto of Ateneo, Ricci Rivero of De La Salle-Greenhills and Richard Escoto of Far …

Soldier-athletes to give all this SEA Games

MANILA — The Armed Forces of the Philippines (AFP) is expecting its soldier-athletes to perform well in this year’s Southeast Asia (SEA) Games which will be held in Singapore from June 5 to 16. Around 50 active-duty troopers are part of the 459 Filipino contingent to the 2015 SEA Games. “We have high hopes (that) …

Col. Chris Hadfield carries Pan Am Games torch through Toronto’s rainy downtown core

TORONTO — Fierce thunderstorms caused havoc for the start of the Pan Am Games torch relay in Toronto, but the wet weather didn’t appear to dampen the spirits of the hundreds of people who looked on as the torch started a journey on Saturday that will take it across Canada. The severe weather delayed the …

Roach: ‘Most fans told me we got robbed’

MANILA — Boxing champ Manny Pacquiao’s trainer, coach Freddie Roach said most of the fans he talked with said Pacquiao won in the match. “Most of the people and the fans told me we got robbed, then the next day at the airport 99 percent of the people told me that we won the fight,” Roach …

Warriors eliminate Rockets, end 40-year NBA Finals drought

View image | gettyimages.com OAKLAND, California — After a generation of wishing and waiting, the Golden State Warriors have finally arrived on basketball’s biggest stage again. Stephen Curry had 26 points and eight rebounds, Harrison Barnes added 24 points and the Warriors advanced to the NBA Finals for the first time in 40 years with …

Organizers: U20 World Cup unaffected by FIFA investigation

View image | gettyimages.com WELLINGTON, New Zealand — Football New Zealand doesn’t expect the arrests of some leading FIFA executives on corruption charges to have any impact on the Under-20 World Cup, which kicks off Saturday. CONCACAF president Jeffrey Webb, who chaired the FIFA organizing committee for the Under-20 tournament and visited New Zealand in …

Six FIFA officials detained pending extradition

GENEVA — Six FIFA officials were arrested in Zurich on Wednesday and detained pending extradition as the United States authorities suspect them of having received bribes totaling in the millions U.S. dollars, the Federal Office of Justice of Switzerland (FOJ) said. The arrest took place one day before FIFA’ s 65th congress is due to …

Pacquiao remains sole billionaire at House of Representatives

MANILA — For the fifth consecutive year, eight division champion and Saranggani Rep. Emmanuel “Pacman” Pacquiao remains as the richest and the only billionaire-member of the House of Representatives. According to the summary of the statements of assets, liabilities and net worth (SALN) released by the lower chamber on Thursday, Pacquiao had a net worth …

No Pacquiao-Mayweather rematch talks — Arum

MANILA — There are no negotiations for the rematch between Floyd Mayweather Jr. and Manny Pacquiao, Top Rank Inc. chief Bob Arum said. Arum denied the issues of ongoing talks for the big rematch in a statement to the boxing scribe Steve Kim of the boxingscene.com. “There have been no negotiations, what everybody is saying is with the …