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Former NFL quarterback Erik Kramer tries to commit suicide

 AUGUST  21 (Reuters) Former National Football League quarterback Erik Kramer tried to commit suicide by shooting himself at a motel in the Los Angeles area, NBC News reported. Kramer’s former wife, Marshawn Kramer, told NBC News late on Wednesday (August 19) that he suffered from depression, which she thought was linked to his playing days in what could be another case of a retired player being plagued by head injuries after retirement. She could not […]

Murray downs Djokovic to win Rogers Cup

Aug 17 (Reuters)  Andy Murray ended a long drought against Novak Djokovic when he beat the Serbian 6-4 4-6 6-3 in the final of the Rogers Cup in Montreal on Sunday. The British world number three ended an eight-match, 25-month slump against the world number one. He had not beaten Djokovic since the 2013 Wimbledon final. They embraced at the net after their three-hour match that left them exhausted because of lengthy games and courtside […]

IOC confident over Rio games amid water quality issue

AUGUST 13 (Reuters) — Rio de Janeiro can be “proud” of the four Olympic test events held so far in the city, the head of the Rio 2016 coordinating committee said on Wednesday (August 12), as officials once again played down concerns over athletes’ safety in the city’s polluted waterways. Recent tests commissioned by the Associated Press found levels of disease-causing viruses as much as 1.7 million times the level that would be considered hazardous […]

Olympian skater wins Asian Open Figure Skating Competition

MANILA, Philippines, August 10 (Eagle News) — Filipino Olympian skater Michael Christian Martinez won the Asian Open Figure Skating competion which was held in Bangkok, Thailand. He won 188.53 in the Senior Men’s Category, beating skaters from Japan, Australia and others. Martinez was the sole representative of the Philippines in the recently held Sochi Winter Olympics in Russia. (Eagle News Service Jay Paul Carlos, Jericho Morales, MRFaith Bonalos)

China beats Phl bid to host 2019 FIBA basketball World Cup

  (Eagle News) — China will host the 2019 FIBA World Cup for Basketball. This was the announcement earlier this evening as China won over the Philippines in the bid to host the prestigious international basketball competition. China has made a pitch making use of its vast experience in hosting international sporting events, having  hosted the Summer Olympics in 2008 and being set to host the 2015 FIBA Asia Championship. In its bid, China featured […]

“I am still a part of boxing, it’s just my last fight,” says Mayweather, announcing upcoming bout

AUGUST 7 (Reuters) — Undefeated boxing legend Floyd Mayweather announced his upcoming September 12 fight against Andre Berto in Los Angeles on Thursday (August 6). Floyd “Money” Mayweather (48-0) will put his unbeaten record on the line in what could be the final fight of his career. “Andre Berto is going to push Floyd Mayweather to the limit, that’s one thing that I do know,” ‘Money’ Mayweather said at a news conference. Mayweather, who beat […]

Alapag ready to re-join Gilas Pilipinas

MANILA, Philippines, August 5 (Eagle News) — Due to the several injuries experienced by Gilas Pilipinas players, retired basketball player Jimmy Alapag said that he is ready to return to the national basketball team if ever he is called. (Eagle News Service Jay Paul Carlos, Jericho Morales, MRFaith Bonalos)

ICYMI: Here are the highlights of the first-ever Unity Games International!

Members of the Iglesia Ni Cristo from all over the globe gathered for the first-ever Unity Games International. Said sporting event marked the end of the centennial year of the Iglesia Ni Cristo. In an astounding show of sportsmanship, camaraderie and brotherhood, the 2015 International Unity Games truly is proof that the members of Iglesia Ni Cristo remain united under the Church administration and ready to face the challenge of the new century.

Sjostrom sets women’s 100 meters butterfly world record

AUGUST 1 (Reuters) — Sweden’s Sarah Sjostrom set a world record for the women’s 100 meters butterfly at the world championships in Kazan, Russia on Sunday (August 2). Sjostrom’s time of 55.74 seconds in the semi-final broke the previous record of 55.98 set by Dana Vollmer of the United States at the 2012 London Olympics.  

Rio racing against the clock in one-year Olympic countdown

(Reuters) — Rio de Janeiro is up against the clock to finish preparations for the 2016 Olympic Games as the one year countdown begins amidst construction setbacks and the discovery of harmful viruses in the water at one of the main venues. The first of three phases of test events is already underway. The test events focus on open-air events for athletes to acclimatise to conditions similar to those of the August Games and is […]

Beijing to host 2022 winter Olympic Games

  (Reuters) —  Beijing was chosen by the International Olympic Committee (IOC) to host the 2022 Winter Olympics on Friday (July 31), becoming the first city to be awarded both summer and winter Games. The Chinese capital beat Almaty, Kazakhstan in a secret ballot of 85 IOC members, held at a convention centre in downtown Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia with IOC president Thomas Bach opening an envelope to announce the decision. Beijing bid officials, towered over […]