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Sotto files resolution commending Michael Martinez

  A resolution commending Michael Christian Martinez for being the first skater from Southeast Asia to qualify for Winter Olympics and for finishing 19th place in the 2014 winter Olympics held in Sochi, Russia has been filed  at the  Senate. Senator Vicente “Tito”  Sotto III , who filed Senate Resolution No. 505, said the Senate should …

FIFA panel officially allows turbans, hijabs in soccer after Quebec controversy

Photo: Facebook Page of FIFA MONTREAL – Soccer’s international rule-making body has given a final go-ahead to allow players to wear religious head coverings during games, clarifying an issue that stirred controversy in Quebec last summer. A FIFA panel known as the International Football Association Board made the decision Saturday, extending a two-year trial period …

Leaders of Paralympics hope Russia, Ukraine will observe peace in Crimea during Winter Games

  LONDON – Leaders of the Paralympics expressed hopes Saturday for a peaceful outcome in Ukraine after Russia executed a de facto military takeover of the Crimea region as athletes arrived in nearby Sochi for next week’s start of the Winter Paralympics. Russia’s intervention in Ukraine has escalated in the days since the end of …

Tiger Woods has 65 at Honda Classic and waits to see if that helps him

  PALM BEACH GARDENS, Fla. – Tiger Woods had his lowest score on the PGA Tour in seven months and left the Honda Classic on Saturday assured of only one thing. At least he gets to play on Sunday. As it turned out, he at least made up a little ground. Woods, who missed a …

PBA Finals update: Rain or Shine to pay P2 million after staging a partial walkout

Photo: Facebook Page of Yeng Guiao It was a double whammy for the Rain or Shine Elasto Painters. After failing to extend the PBA Philippine Cup championship series Wednesday night, the Guiao-mentored ballclub is facing a P2-million fine for the partial walkout of the whole team. This was announced by PBA Commissioner Chito Salud on …

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 …