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Canada’s MacLennan wins Pan Am women’s trampoline title, Soehn takes men’s gold

TORONTO – Canada swept the gold medals in the trampoline competition Sunday night at the Pan Am Games. Toronto native Rosie MacLennan won the women’ title and Karen Cockburn of Stouffville, Ont., earned the bronze. Later in the evening at the Toronto Coliseum, Keegan Soehn of Red Deer, Alta., won gold in the men’s competition. …

Athletes at Pan Am Games told to watch for signs of heat-related illness

TORONTO – Soaring temperatures proved an added challenge for athletes at the Pan Am Games on Saturday, with at least two seeking treatment for heat-related illness and Games officials warning others to watch for symptoms. It’s hard to know exactly how many athletes have been affected by the heat, since some may have been treated …

Rival Americans surge ahead of Canada in Pan Am gold medal standings

TORONTO — After holding off the United States for most of the first half of the 2015 Pan American Games, the host Canadians slipped behind their archrivals in the gold medal standings for the first time. Canada started slow on Day 8 of the Games before rebounding to win 12 medals, including three gold. But …

Palace congratulates Nonito Donaire Jr. for winning against Settoul

MANILA — Malacañang on Sunday takes pride in Nonito Donaire, Jr.’s second round technical knockout victory against French boxer Anthony Settoul. “Palagi po nating ipinagmamalaki at ipinagbubunyi ang tagumpay—ang bawat tagumpay—katulad nitong pinakahuling tagumpay ni ‘Filipino Flash,’ Nonito Donaire,” said Presidential Communications Operations Office Secretary Herminio Coloma, Jr., in a radio interview with dzRB Radyo …

Pan Am Games: Michelle Li defends badminton title, adds to Canada’s medal count

TORONTO – Canada’s Michelle Li is now a two-time Pan Am Games badminton champion. She thrilled her hometown crowd at the Atos Markham Pan Am/Parapan Am Centre with a 2-0 victory over fellow Canadian Rachel Honderich in today’s women’s badminton final. “It is tough to have to beat a friend,” Li said. “To see her …

Canadian swim team’s gold medal streak snapped at the Pan Am pool

TORONTO – A disqualification interrupted Canada’s run of gold at the Pan American Games pool Wednesday, although the host swim team stayed out front in total medals won. Emily Overholt out-touched Caitlin Leverenz of the U.S. at the wall to finish first in the 400-metre individual medley and to kick off the third night of …

Cone is Genebra’s new head coach

MANILA – The Philippine Basketball Association’s (PBA) ‘winningest’ coach Tim Cone will soon be Barangay Ginebra’s head coach after the PBA Governor’s Cup Finals. The San Miguel group is set to make the announcement in the coming days. Cone, who is currently the coach of Purefoods Star, will be replaced by PBA point guard Jason …

Emotional Caitlyn Jenner accepts Arthur Ashe Courage Award at ESPYs

View image | gettyimages.com LOS ANGELES – Caitlyn Jenner accepted the Arthur Ashe Courage Award at the ESPYs on Wednesday night while urging acceptance for others who are transgender. She received a standing ovation from some of the sporting world’s biggest stars after her 10-minute speech during the annual awards honouring the year’s top athletes …

Memorable moments from the sporting world’s ESPY Awards

LOS ANGELES – Host Joel McHale zinged an audience full of star athletes at the ESPY Awards, using his monologue to skewer the rich and famous at the show honouring the year’s best moments in sports. The actor-comic noted the audience was “all dressed up in the suits you usually wear to your depositions.” McHale …

Mayweather does not want Pacquiao rematch

MANILA – Still undefeated American boxer Floyd “Money” Mayweather Jr. is reportedly not considering a rematch with Filipino boxing icon Manny “Pacman” Pacquiao as he opts for easier fights prior retirement. According to Mayweather’s father, Floyd Mayweather Sr., the American boxing champ’s fight in September this year may be his last one as he plans …

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