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Man who pleaded guilty in Dodger Stadium beating of Giants fan denied bail on firearms charges

LOS ANGELES—A man who badly beat a San Francisco Giants fan at Dodger Stadium will be held without bail on federal firearms charges. U.S. Magistrate Judge Frederick Mumm’s decision Wednesday stopped the pending release of Marvin Norwood, who was sentenced to four years in prison for the beating of Brian Stow. The sentence came last …

Burning Passion for the Ice: Three reasons to love Michael Christian Martinez even more

  Michael Christian Martinez has certain become a household name to many Filipinos with his history-making stint at the 2014 Sochi Winter Olympics. As the sole delegate of a tropical country to the Winter Olympics, millions were curious how Martinez would fair in the games. The mere fact that he qualified to the Olympics is …

Austrian Olympic Committee says cross country skier Johannes Duerr tests positive for EPO

KRASNAYA POLYANA, Russia – The Austrian Olympic Committee says cross-country skier Johannes Duerr has been suspended after testing positive for EPO. It is the fifth doping case of the Sochi Games and the first involving the blood-boosting drug. Duerr finished eighth in the men’s skiathlon on Feb. 9 and was tested seven days later in …

PH’s Martinez makes history at Sochi 2014

UPDATE: 1:12 AM, Feb 15) As of posting, Michael Christian Martinez is currently in seventh place in men’s free skate event in Sochi 2014 Winter Olympics late Friday night (Feb 14, Manila time). Skating to the tune of Ernesto Lecuona’s “Malagueña,” Martinez earned a score of 119.44 for his routine, which lasted four minutes and …

A third devastating knee injury derails Kara Lang’s soccer comeback bid

Kara Lang’s brave bid to return to Canada’s women’s soccer team is over. The 27-year-old from Oakville, Ont., has suffered a third devastating knee injury, ending an attempted comeback she started nearly a year ago. Lang tweeted the news early Thursday morning. “2 days after being cleared to train w/ #CanWNT my knee literally exploded …

Former US captain Thomas Dooley appointed head coach of Philippines national team

MANILA, Philippines—Former U.S. captain Thomas Dooley was hired as head coach of the Philippines national team on Friday. Philippine Football Federation President Mariano Araneta announced that Dooley will start immediately preparing the team for the Challenge Cup in May in the Maldives. The 52-year-old Dooley was selected ahead of four unnamed European candidates on the shortlist. Dooley spent much …

Pacquiao says he is out to show Bradley his ‘killer instinct’ in April rematch

NEW YORK—Manny Pacquiao is out to show Timothy Bradley that he still has a “killer instinct.” Pacquiao was in New York on Wednesday as part of a media tour to promote his rematch with Bradley on April 12 in Las Vegas. Bradley beat Pacquiao in 2012 in a hotly disputed split decision. At a news …

Roma has 2 sections of stadium closed for 2 matches after territorial chants by fans

ROME—Roma has had two sections of its stadium closed for two matches following anti-Neapolitan chants by the clubs’ fans. The sections behind both goals, where the ultras sit, will be closed for Roma’s Serie A matches against Sampdoria and Inter Milan. The sentence was announced Thursday after territorial chants of a discriminatory nature against Naples …

Russian Winter Olympics in Sochi 2014: 10 Amazing Facts About The Most Expensive Games Ever

The Winter Olympic Games set to unfold in the Russian beach resort town of Sochi was plagued by controversy right from the start.   When organizers struck down a request by NGO Pride House to set up shop in Sochi, Russia’s policies on lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender rights came under close scrutiny. Then there …

Ahead of Super Bowl, police target NYC sex ring that advertised on TV, took credit cards

NEW YORK—New York law enforcement authorities cracked down Thursday on a prostitution ring that they said advertised on public access cable TV, took credit cards and used text messages to market “party packs” of cocaine and sex to clients. New York Attorney General Eric Schneiderman said the gang had been under surveillance for 11 months, …

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