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Goodell tackles NFL domestic abuse crisis with vow to reform

(Reuters) – A chastened NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell said on Friday that the league’s poor response to its domestic violence crisis will prompt an overhaul of how it deals with player behavior and punishment in America’s most popular sports league. Goodell has been under fire since the NFL’s slow and fumbled response to the domestic violence incident involving Baltimore Ravens star Ray Rice, whose knock-out punch to his then-fiancee was captured in a video that […]

Philippines hopes for gold in bowling, taekwondo in Asian games

(Reuters) — The Philippines is pinning its hopes on ten-pin bowling and combat sports for gold medals at the 2014 Asian Games in South Korea. Among the line-up for the Philippine bowling team is Engelberto Rivera, the 2010 Guangzhou Asian Games gold medallist and 2006 World Ten-pin Bowling Champion. “There’s actually a lot of pressure for me to defend my singles gold medal four years ago, but I’ve been preparing for this tournament for many years now and I’m expecting […]

Dragon Boat Team bags 2 gold medals in Italy

The Philippine Dragon Boat Team bagged two gold medals in the 9th International Dragon Boat Federation World Championship held at Ravenna, Italy. Said gold medals are in the 200 premiere open and the 500 premiere open in the small boat category which was participated in by 29 countries. According to Lt. Col Harold Cabunoc, their toughest competition came from Germany, UAE and Netherlands. Cabunoc lead the Philippine Army team which is composed of 18 soldiers.

Pacquiao fight, ‘let’s make it happen’ says Mayweather

(Reuters) – It took just minutes after Floyd Mayweather Jr had scored a dominant win over Argentine Marcos Maidana on Saturday before the undefeated welterweight champion faced the inevitable question. Will Manny Pacquiao be his next opponent? Still in the ring, still covered in sweat, Mayweather had barely time to catch his breath following a bruising 12-round battle with the hard-hitting Argentine when he was asked about the fight that has fascinated and obsessed the […]

Pistorius convicted, but awaits sentence

(Reuters) – Olympic and Paralympic track star Oscar Pistorius was convicted of culpable homicide on Friday, escaping the more serious charge of murder for the killing of his girlfriend, and will now battle to avoid going to prison. The 27-year-old double amputee, who became one of the biggest names in world athletics, stood impassively in the dock, his hands folded in front of him, as Judge Thokozile Masipa delivered her verdict. Pistorius was also convicted […]

Mayweather to retire in 2015

Undefeated American boxing champion . confirmed that he is going to retire in 2015. Mayweather said that after his fights in May and September, as stated in his contract with Showtime Network, he will finally retire from boxing. The boxer also denied that there are talks between his camp and Pacquiao’s camp regarding a match between the two. As such, there is no more possibility of a Pacquiao-Mayweather fight.

Spain wins over France in FIBA World Cup

Spain defeats France in the FIBA World Cup quarter-finals, with a score of 65-52. France was lead by Boris Diaw, Thomas Heurtel and Rudy Gobert while Spain was lead by NBA stars Marc Gasol, Pau Gasol and Serge Ibaka. France’s Gobert gave a powerful interior defense but in the end, it was not enough against Spain’s star players. Pau Gasol was the game’s highest scorer, with 17 points, 8 rebounds and 3 reblocks.

Gilas confident at Asian Games

Gilas is full of confidence that they will be able to give a good game despite the all Filipino line-up in the Asian Games. According to Coach Chot Reyes, they are ready to fight with an all-Filipino line-up even if naturalized Filipino player, Andray Blatch is not included. There is also a possibility that another naturalized Filipino player, Marcus Doughit, will not be able to join, as his name is not included in the final […]

Ray Rice’s wife rips media as video puts NFL on defensive

(Reuters) – Ray Rice’s wife defended the former Baltimore Ravens running back on Tuesday after a video showed him knocking her out and assailed the media for its handling of an incident that put the National Football League on the defensive. Janay Rice, who married Ray Rice shortly after the February incident, accused the media of using the episode to pump up audience ratings. “No one knows the pain that the media & unwanted options […]

U.S. and Lithuania storm into World Cup semi-finals

(Reuters) – Holders the United States ran riot in a 119-76 win over Slovenia while Lithuania beat Turkey 73-61 on Tuesday to set up a mouth-watering basketball World Cup semi-final. Hosts Spain take on European champions France and Brazil clash with dark horses Serbia in the other two quarter-finals in Madrid on Wednesday. The Slovenians held their own valiantly in the opening half against the Americans and were only 49-42 down at the interval as forward Domen Lorbek produced a superb performance. The […]