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Wesley wins anew, rises to world No. 12

FILIPINO Super Grandmaster Wesley So downed Canadian champion Anton Kolyakov Thursday night to grab the solo lead in the 9th Edmonton Chess Festival in Alberta, Canada.

Posted: June 28th, 2014 in Headlines | Read More »

Canada wins gold in women’s Olympic curling

Canada's skip Jennifer Jones celebrates after winning the women's curling gold medal game against Sweden at the 2014 Winter Olympics, Thursday, Feb. 20, 2014, in Sochi, Russia. (AP Photo/Wong Maye-E)

Her gold medal-clinching rock wasn’t even halfway to the house when Canada skip Jennifer Jones put her hands to her face, soaked in the moment, then jumped up with her broom hoisted in the air.

Posted: February 21st, 2014 in Latest Sports Stories,Photos and Videos | Read More »

Russia ousted in Olympic men’s hockey quarterfinal

Russia forward Alexander Ovechkin skates off the ice after the 3-1 loss to Finland in the men's quarterfinal hockey game in Bolshoy Arena at the 2014 Winter Olympics, Wednesday, Feb. 19, 2014, in Sochi, Russia. AP

The home team is out of the Olympic men’s hockey tournament.

Posted: February 20th, 2014 in Latest Sports Stories,Photos and Videos | Read More »

1st-time Olympic gold medalist likely

Yuzuru Hanyu, from Japan, performs his short program in the men's short program figure skating competition at the Iceberg Skating Palace during the 2014 Winter Olympics, Thursday, Feb. 13, 2014, in Sochi, Russia. AP

Barring a shocking result in the free skate, a country will celebrate its first men’s Olympic gold medal in figure skating Friday night.

Posted: February 14th, 2014 in Latest Sports Stories,Photos and Videos | Read More »

Canada to host 2016 NBA all-star game

NBA commissioner David Stern smiles as he speaks during a press conference Wednesday Sept. 25, 2013, in New Yor,k. AP FILE PHOTO

The National Basketball Association announced Monday that Toronto has been selected to host the 2016 all-star game, the first time the showcase event has been held outside the United States.

Posted: October 1st, 2013 in Basketball,Latest Sports Stories,NBA,Section | Read More »

PH wins over Canada, yields to Germany in Homeless World Cup

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Team Philippines at the Homeless World Cup in Poznan, Poland. Photo from HWC- Team Philippines official Facebook account.

Philippines settled for a 1-1 card in the penultimate day of the secondary stages of the 2013 Homeless World Cup at Lake Malta in Poznan, Poland.

Posted: August 16th, 2013 in Latest Sports Stories | Read More »

Tennis: Ferrer deals Spain new Davis Cup blow

Spain's David Ferrer returns the ball to Serbia's Janko Tipsarevic during their Mubadala World Tennis Championship play-off match for third place in the Emirati capital Abu Dhabi on December 29, 2012. AFP/MARWAN NAAMANI

Spain’s 2013 Davis Cup hopes, already hit by Rafael Nadal’s injury-hit absence, were dealt another blow on Saturday when world number five David Ferrer said he would skip the opening tie of the season against Canada.

Posted: December 30th, 2012 in Latest Sports Stories | Read More »

Hernandez beats Ross to keep IBF cruiser belt

Dapd, Michael Will / AP

BAMBERG, Germany — Yoan Pablo Hernandez of Cuba successfully defended his IBF cruiserweight title with a unanimous decision against Troy Ross of Canada on Saturday. Apart from the opening round, which Hernandez dominated, Ross appeared livelier throughout and clearly thought he had done enough to win. “I pretty much pumped the floor with him today,” [...]

Posted: September 16th, 2012 in Boxing / MMA,Latest Sports Stories,Professional | Read More »

Thailand, Canada advance to Round of 16 in World Cup of Pool

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Nitiwat Kanjanasri. AFP FILE PHOTO/Bay ISMOYO

Thailand’s Nitiwat Kanjanasri and Kobkit Palajin defeated their Malaysian counterparts Patrick Ooi Fook Yuen and Ibrahim Bin Amir, 8-4, Tuesday in the PartyPoker.net World Cup of Pool 2012 at the Midtown Activity Center of the Robinson’s Mall Ermita in Manila.

Posted: September 4th, 2012 in Latest Sports Stories | Read More »

Cancer community rallies around Lance Armstrong

Lance Armstrong, right, chats with other riders at the start line of the Power of Four mountain bicycle race at the starting line in Snowmass Village, Colo., early Saturday, Aug. 25, 2012. The race is the first public appearance for Armstrong since the U.S. Anti-Doping Association stripped him of his seven Tour de France championships and banned him for life from the sport.  (P Photo/David Zalubowski

Lance Armstrong, branded a drug cheat and banned from cycling by the US Anti-Doping Agency, can still count on support from the cancer community, the head of the Union for International Cancer Control said Monday.

Posted: August 28th, 2012 in Latest Sports Stories,Photos and Videos | Read More »

This ‘Pinoy’ archer shoots for Canada

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There’s a second Filipino competing in the men’s division of the archery competitions in the 30th Olympic Games here, but though he’s proud of his heritage, he cannot represent the Philippines.

Posted: July 29th, 2012 in Headlines,Other Sports,Section | Read More »

This ‘Filipino’ archer shoots for Canada

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Crispin Dueñas

There’s a second Filipino competing in the men’s division of the archery competitions in the 30th Olympic Games here, but, while he’s proud of his heritage, he cannot represent the Philippines.

Posted: July 28th, 2012 in Featured Gallery,Latest Sports Stories | Read More »

Double leg amputee scales Mount Kilimanjaro

This handout photograph obtained June 22, 2012 courtesy of Free the Children shows double amputee Spencer West after ascending Mount Kilimanjaro, at 5,895 meterss (19,341 feet), the highest mountain in Africa, June 19, 2012 in Tanzania. West, 31, of Canada, lost the use of both legs at the age of five. AFP PHOTO / Free the Children

A double leg amputee has pulled himself up Africa’s highest mountain, disproving doctors who said he would never be a functioning member of society.”

Posted: June 24th, 2012 in Latest Sports Stories,Photos and Videos | Read More »

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