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NFL security chief says he never received Ray Rice video

(Reuters) – The security chief for the National Football League said on Thursday he never received the video of former Baltimore Ravens star Ray Rice punching his fiancée, after a news report said it had been sent directly to him in April. “I unequivocally deny that I received at any time a copy of the video and I had not watched it until it was made public on September 8,” Jeffrey Miller said in a […]

Phelps could make big splash in Rio, says Naber

(Reuters) – Michael Phelps could win two or three individual gold medals at the 2016 Rio Olympics and again return home as America’s top swimmer, former U.S. swimming great John Naber believes. Already the most decorated Olympian of all-time with 18 gold medals, Phelps’ return to competition after a two-year retirement was greeted with apprehension and skepticism but the tide has quickly turned. While no one expects Phelps to come close to his eight gold […]

Olympic champion Adams has shoulder, elbow surgery

(Reuters) – Two-time Olympic shotput champion Valerie Adams had surgery on her right elbow and left shoulder in Auckland on Friday. The injuries affected the 29-year-old New Zealander throughout the season, though she clinched her third Commonwealth Games gold in Glasgow and extended her four-year winning record to 56 successive competitions. “Valerie’s surgeries have been completed successfully,” her manager Nick Cowan said in an Athletics New Zealand statement. “They were reasonably straightforward and the medical […]

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.

USA, FIBA World Cup Champion

USA was hailed as the 2014 FIBA World Cup champion. This is after their win against Serbia by 37 points. The game ended with a score of 129-92 which was held in Madrid, Spain. USA was also the champion last 2010.

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 […]