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Long time coming: U Sports basketball season sees nine minority head coaches

TORONTO – Charles Kissi has guided Brock’s men’s basketball team to an undefeated season so far, and his team holds down the No. 2 spot in this week’s Canadian university rankings. But Kissi still gets mistaken for anybody but the Badgers’ head coach. Chris Cheng assembled a Nippising squad from scratch when he was hired …

Scherzer, Kluber win Cy Young Awards by wide margins

Max Scherzer heard his name and thrust his arms in the air, shouting and smiling big before turning to kiss his wife. Corey Kluber, on the other hand, gulped once and blinked. Two aces, two different styles – and now another Cy Young Award for each. The animated Scherzer of the Washington Nationals coasted to …

No. 23 UCLA escapes with 106 101 win over Central Arkansas

LOS ANGELES – Kris Wilkes scored 20 points, including five straight in overtime, and No. 23 UCLA rallied past stubborn Central Arkansas 106-101 on Wednesday night, hours after three of the Bruins’ freshmen confessed to shoplifting in China and were indefinitely suspended. Wilkes, a freshman, had 12 rebounds in salvaging the home opener for the …

Dizon, Bejosano reach 2nd round in Phinma-PSC junior netfest

MANILA – Filipino netters Melanie Faye Dizon and Virvienica Isearis Bejosano won their respective matches on Wednesday to forge a second-round meeting in the Phinma-PSC International Juniors 1 at the Manila Polo Club indoor claycourt in Makati City. Dizon pulled off a 1-6, 6-1, 6-4 upset victory over Indian Annika Kannan, while Bejosano eliminated compatriot Raiana …

Mantha, Athanasiou lead Red Wings to 8 2 win over Flames

DETROIT – Anthony Mantha and Andreas Athanasiou each scored twice as the Detroit Red Wings routed the Calgary Flames 8-2 on Wednesday night. Gustav Nyquist, Dylan Larkin, Justin Abdelkader and Luke Glendening also scored for the Red Wings, who raced out to a 4-1 lead in the first period. Micheal Ferland and Johnny Gaudreau had …

Pantino advances in Phinma-PSC juniors tourney

MANILA — Second seed Arthur Craig Pantino defeated Malaysian Jiang Keong Takeshi Koey, 6-1, 6-0, late Tuesday afternoon to reach the second round of the ongoing Phinma-PSC International Juniors 1 at the Manila Polo Club indoor clay court in Makati City. Pantino’s victory sent him up against Japanese Nowa Matsubayashi, who prevailed over Filipino Manuel Balce …

Paralympian Medina eyes 2018 World Championships berth

MANILA— Paralympian Josephine Medina hopes to make it to next year’s World Para Table Tennis Championships in Slovenia. The bronze medalist in the 2016 Rio Paralympic Games is among the world’s Top 10 players in the women’s Class 8 category. Medina has a total of 160 points, which is 30 points more than the ranking factor …

Peñalosa becomes WBC Asia silver champ; Borres takes ABF belt

PUERTO PRINCESA, Palawan — Carlo Peñalosa took home the WBC Asia silver flyweight title after subduing fellow Cebuano Salatiel Amit in the headliner of Battle of Palawan: Night of Champions at the Puerto Princesa City Coliseum on Friday night. The nephew of boxing legend turned fight promoter, Gerry Peñalosa, took charge late in the 10-round main …

PH bowler Tabora bags World Cup women’s title

MANILA — Filipino bowler Krizziah Lyn Tabora defeated Malaysian Siti Safiyah Amirah Abdul Rahman in the women’s final of the 53rd QubicaAMF World Cup in Hermosillo, Mexico. In a news report posted on the tournament website on Sunday (Manila time), the 26-year-old Tabora scored 236 against Siti Safiyah’s 191 to claim the championship trophy after their …

Henzan, Kongsang settle for draw in OPBF bout

MANILA — The Oriental and Pacific Boxing Federation (OPBF) female bantamweight belt remains without a holder. Japan’s Yuko Henzan and Thailand’s Phannaluk Kongsang fought to a split draw for the still vacant title during the Battle of Palawan: Night of Champions, held at the Puerto Princesa City Coliseum on Friday night. Kongsang showed heart down the …

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