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Blue Jays’ Russell Martin, Jose Bautista joining Donaldson at MLB all star game

Canadian Russell Martin and Jose Bautista will represent the Toronto Blue Jays as reserves at the MLB all-star game on July 14. The league announced pitchers and reserves that will represent both the American and National Leagues on Monday. Martin, a Montreal native, was selected by AL manager Ned Yost as one of two reserve …

15-year-old Cebuana wins silver, bronze in Philippine National Games cycling

CEBU – Cebuana ace rider Ana Patricia Maximo of the Sacred Heart School-Hijas de Jesus won a silver and bronze medal in the 2015 Philippine National Games (PNG) cycling event in Rizal. On the other hand, the Cebu Lady Dragons added another trophy to their growing collection after winning the gold medal in the women’s …

Aces beat Hotshots, get Finals slot

MANILA – Doing everything as planned; Alaska Aces outsmarted and defeated former champs Star Hotshots with 82-77, earning them the first slot into the PBA Governor’s Cup Finals. “I love my guys, I just love ‘em,” Alaska coach Alex Compton said after the match. Romeo Travis scored 10 points in the fourth quarter, leading the …

Canada’s Pospisil beats Troicki to advance to Wimbledon quarter finals

LONDON – Unseeded Canadian Vasek Pospisil rallied for a five-set victory over Viktor Troicki on Monday to reach the Wimbledon singles quarter-finals for the first time in his career. Pospisil needed two hours 39 minutes to complete the 4-6, 6-7 (4), 6-4, 6-3, 6-3 win over the No. 22 seed from Serbia. The 25-year-old from …

Alaska’s forward picked as week’s best in PBA Governor’s Cup

MANILA – Alaska forward Vic Manuel may not always be mentioned in the same breath as energetic wingman Calvin Abueva, Cyrus Baguio or JV Casio. But that hardly mattered for the undersized Manuel, who gets the job done anyway the moment he steps on the court. The former Philippine School of Business Administration standout came …

Messi fails again when Argentina needs him the most, can’t win title with national team

SANTIAGO, Chile — Lionel Messi has come up short again in his attempt to succeed with Argentina’s national team. Messi looked nothing like the star that he is with Barcelona on Saturday, and Argentina lost the Copa America final to Chile 4-1 on penalties, extending its 22-year title drought. The four-time world player of the …

PH triathlon aims to compete in 2020 Olympics

MANILA – After bagging gold medals in the recently concluded 28th Southeast Asian (SEA) Games, the Triathlon Association of the Philippines’ (TRAP) next goal is to get a slot in the 2020 Tokyo Olympics. “Let’s move to the next level, as our coach (Sergio Santos) would say,” TRAP President Tom Carrasco said in the Philippine …

Canada’s Milos Raonic eliminated from third round of Wimbledon

LONDON – Canadian tennis star Milos Raonic has been eliminated from Wimbledon. The No. 7 seed lost 5-7, 7-5, 7-6 (3), 6-3 to 26th-seeded Nick Kyrgios of Australia. Raonic was a semifinalist at last year’s tournament. He appeared to be struggling with a possible injury in the final set. Raonic had surgery for an inflamed …

Blue Bombers lose home opener and quarterback Drew Willy against Tiger Cats

WINNIPEG – Drew Willy’s night didn’t go as planned. The Winnipeg Blue Bombers quarterback was forced to watch most of his team’s home opener from the players’ tunnel as they lost 52-26 to the Hamilton Tiger-Cats on Thursday night. Willy left the game with 20 seconds remaining in the first quarter with a suspected head …

Filipina teen wins in US golf tournament

Golfer Pauline De Rosario recently placed first  in the  Southern California Professional Golfer Association (SCPGA). The 16-year-old Filipina earlier won at the US Girls qualifiers in North Carolina, advancing her to the US Girls Tournament in Oklahoma. Holding her trophy with pride, Rosario dedicated her win to the association. “This is for the SCPGA, the one I won yesterday,” she said in …

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