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Philippines so far sixth out of 10 countries in Kuala Lumpur SEA Games

  (Eagle News) – The Philippines is ranked sixth out of the 10 ASEAN countries based on the medal tally as of 10 p.m. August 21, with a haul of three gold, six silver and six bronze medals so far. The country got two of their gold medals on Monday, August 21, one each in the men’s and women’s triathlon with by Nico Bryan Huelgas and Kim Mangrobang leading their respective events. Huelgas, who also […]

NBA: Antetokounmpo says farewell to Eurobasket-bound Greek teammates

ATHENS, Greece (AFP) — An emotionally-charged Giannis Antetokounmpo bid farewell and good luck to his Greece teammates on Monday, putting aside the controversy behind his decision to miss the Eurobasket tournament. “I am really disappointed that I will not help the team in the upcoming Eurobasket. I do not want to say anything now about my decision,” he told sports reporters covering the national team’s training session at the indoor Athens Olympic Stadium facility. The […]

NFL: Veteran Boldin retires after 14 seasons

LOS ANGELES, United States (AFP) — American Anquan Boldin announced his retirement from the National Football League on Sunday, less than two weeks after signing with the Buffalo Bills. The 36-year-old wide receiver played 14 seasons in the NFL, ranking ninth all-time in receptions (1,076) and 14th in receiving yards (13,779). He had 82 receiving touchdowns and won a Super Bowl with the Baltimore Ravens in the 2012 season. Boldin’s retirement came as a surprise […]

Football: Policeman, poet, farmer — and now Southampton owner

SHANGHAI, China (AFP) — The self-made Chinese millionaire who bought an 80 percent stake in Southampton was once a farmer, spent his formative years in the armed police and fancies himself as a poet. Gao Jisheng became just the latest Chinese tycoon to plough money into English football when he stumped up a reported £200 million ($256 million) for “a partnership” at the Premier League club last week. He adds to a growing cast of colorful overseas owners […]

3 gold medals for Team Philippines in SEA Games

  (Eagle News) – The Philipines now has three gold medals after the win today by Nico Bryan Huelgas and Kim Mangrobang in the men’s and women’s triathlon, respectively. The two golds bagged on Monday, August 21, came after Saturday’s first gold medal win for the Philippines by Cebuana and former Rio Olympics athlete Mary Joy Tabal, in the marathon event, with a time of 2 hours, 48 minutes and 24 seconds. Huelgas, who also […]

NBA: League probes charge Lakers improperly wooed George

LOS ANGELES, United States (AFP) — The NBA has launched a probe of the Los Angeles Lakers after Indiana complained they improperly approached Pacers star Paul George while he was still under contract to the team. “At the request of the Indiana Pacers, the NBA opened an investigation into alleged tampering by the Los Angeles Lakers,” the league said in a statement from spokesman Mike Bass. “The independent investigation is being conducted by the law […]

Boxing: Mayweather and McGregor bout a farce: Lennox Lewis

LONDON, United Kingdom (AFP) — The bout between American boxing legend Floyd Mayweather and Irish Mixed Martial Arts star Conor McGregor is not so much a superfight as a farce, said Britain’s former undisputed heavyweight world champion Lennox Lewis on Sunday. Mayweather and McGregor go toe to toe next weekend in Las Vegas — the unlikely but lucrative clash brought the undefeated former welterweight king out of retirement — but Lewis told the BBC he […]

Chinese fans tell ‘Homesick Boy’ Tevez to stay away

SHANGHAI, China (AFP) — Chinese football fans and media are urging under-performing Carlos Tevez not to return from a trip to Argentina, nicknaming him “Very Homesick Boy,” as speculation swirls that he wants out of China. The 33-year-old Argentine former international has been a flop since moving this year to Shanghai Shenhua on a fat salary, scoring only twice, missing half the games through injury and having his commitment repeatedly questioned by fans. Tevez, who has previously suggested […]

Boxing: Mayweather unfazed by ‘dirty’ McGregor

LOS ANGELES, United States (AFP) — Floyd Mayweather has accused Conor McGregor of “fighting dirty” in training but is confident of a clean battle when the two men meet in their August 26 superfight. Mayweather told reporters on a conference call on Thursday he believed mixed martial arts star McGregor had used illegal tactics in sparring sessions. The undefeated former welterweight king, who is coming out of retirement to fight McGregor in Las Vegas, said […]

NBA: Durant says will boycott White House, slams Trump

WASHINGTON, United States (AFP) — Golden State Warriors star Kevin Durant said Thursday he would boycott the White House if the NBA champions are invited, accusing President Donald Trump of escalating racial tensions in the country. In an interview with ESPN, 2017 NBA Finals MVP Durant said if the Warriors were invited to Washington in keeping with recent tradition of honoring sports teams, he would skip the event in protest. “Nah, I won’t do that,” […]

Tennis: Nadal’s advice for injured stars — accept, keep going

                        CINCINNATI, United States (AFP) — Once and future world number one Rafael Nadal has some advice for men’s tennis stars in danger of missing the US Open due to injury — accept it and keep going. The 31-year-old Spaniard defeated France’s Richard Gasquet 6-3, 6-4 on Wednesday to reach the third round at the ATP Cincinnati Masters, the last major US Open tuneup with the year’s […]

SEA Games: Philippine ‘Mighty Ducks’ skate for gold and history

MANILA, Philippines (AFP) — A shopping mall in tropical Manila closes for the night but a once ragtag team of skaters is hitting the rink aiming to make history in the Southeast Asian Games. Dubbed “The Mighty Ducks” after the 1992 Disney film, the Philippine men’s ice hockey team are targeting gold in Malaysia where the SEA Games begin on Saturday — a far cry from the days when their players knew only of the sport from watching movies. “‘The […]