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Federer to skip Roland Garros, focus on grass and hard court seasons

PARIS–The 18-time Grand Slam winner Roger Federer on Monday announced his absence from the French Open later this month, and has turned his attention to the grass and hard court seasons. “Regrettably, I’ve decided not to participate in the French Open,” said the Swiss tennis superstar in a statement on his Twitter page. “I’ve been …

Fil-Can reaches the PBA and shines

TORONTO –Filipino-Canadian Matthew Wright was only a PBA prospect last November. Philippine news outlets questioned if he was prepared for the PBA and if he had the potential to become a game changer on the team that acquired him. Now after being drafted, Wright has made a name for himself in the PBA. Before landing …

DOJ files drug raps vs ex-PBA player

MANILA—A former Philippine Basketball Association (PBA) player is facing raps for violation of the Republic Act 9165 or the Comprehensive Dangerous Drugs Act before a Mandaluyong court. In a six-page page resolution dated May 12, the Department of Justice (DOJ) said Dorian Alan T. Peña was specifically charged for violation of Section 15, Article II …

Thailand muscles way past Myanmar ahead of Gilas showdown

MANILA–Thailand bounced back from a stinging defeat to Indonesia by pummeling Myanmar, 102-35, in Day 4 of the SEABA Men’s Championship at the Smart Araneta Coliseum in Quezon City on Monday. Wutipong Dasom showed who is the boss in the wire-to-wire win by burying an all-tournament best 40 points with 11 rebounds, one block, and …

Indonesia grab fourth win in SEABA 2017

JAKARTA –The men’s basketball team of Indonesia registered its fourth consecutive win after crushing Vietnam in the SEABA 2017 tournament being held in the Philippines, Monday. Playing at the Smart Araneta Coliseum, Manila, the Indonesian team drubbed the Vietnamese squad with a score 95-52, as updated on the International Basketball Federation (FIBA) website. Earlier, Indonesia …

Feyenoord celebrate long-awaited Dutch title with fans in Rotterdam

THE HAGUE–Around 140,000 fans of soccer club Feyenoord celebrated the Dutch championship on Monday in the center of Rotterdam. Players and staff appeared at the balcony of the town hall at the Coolsingel street around noon and were applauded by a massive audience of around 140,000. When captain Dirk Kuyt and coach Giovanni van Bronckhorst …

Melbourne roads “too dangerous” for cyclists: survey

SYDNEY–Victoria’s roads are “too dangerous” for cyclists, a study published on Monday has found. The survey, undertaken by comparison website Finder, found that two in five motorists had recently experienced at least one near-miss with a cyclist. More than half of 2,000 Victorian motorists polled supported mandatory registration and insurance for cyclists with 70 percent …

Indonesia pips Malaysia for second win

MANILA–Indonesia leaned again on its tough defense to maul Malaysia, 63-42, in the SEABA Men’s Championship at the Smart Araneta Coliseum on Saturday night. The Indonesians limited the Malaysians to less than 10 points in the first and the fourth quarters en route to the blowout. Abraham Grahita exploded for 26 points with three rebounds, …

PHL archers to join World Cup in China

MANILA–The Philippine will send a 16-member archery delegation to the World Cup in China. The World Archery Philippines (WAP) said the World Cup slated May 17 to 21 in Shanghai, will serve a tune-up tournament for the athletes who will see action in the Southeast Asian Games in Malaysia this August. The delegation is headed …

PHL netter Otico triumphs in China

MANILA–John Bryan Decasa Otico gave the Philippines another honor after clinching the boys’ doubles crown at the China Junior Tennis Championships Saturday. The second-seeded pair of Otico and Japanese Seita Watanabe won the title over Chinese Taipei’s Chang-Lin Tsai and Ming-yuan Yang, 6-4, 6-2, at the Potter’s Wheel International Tennis Center in Beijing. Arthur Craig …

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