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Taekwondo Olympian from Jamaica tests positive

In this Oct. 18, 2011 file photo, Jamaica's Kenneth Edwards fights Canada's Francois Coulombe during a quarterfinal men's taekwondo +80 kg match at the Pan American Games in Guadalajara, Mexico. Edwards said on Tuesday, Oct. 15, 2013 he has tested positive for a banned substance and will challenge the findings. His announcement comes as the world's anti-doping authority launches a sweeping audit of Jamaica's drug-testing agency amid allegations of inconsistent testing. AP

A Jamaican who competed in taekwondo at the London Olympics said Tuesday he has tested positive for a banned substance.

Posted: October 16th, 2013 in Latest Sports Stories,Photos and Videos | Read More »

Athletics: Medal-hunter Bolt still in legendary quest

Jamaica's Usain Bolt celebrates winning gold in the Men's 100-meter final at the World Athletics Championships in the Luzhniki stadium in Moscow, Russia, Sunday, Aug. 11, 2013. AP

No sooner did Usain Bolt happily pocket the 100m world gold than his focus was promptly switched to snagging two more golds in his never-dying quest to become a “real legend” of modern day track and field.

Posted: August 12th, 2013 in Latest Sports Stories,Photos and Videos | Read More »

It’s South Korea vs Philippines in Fiba Asia semis

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A familiar opponent stands in the way of Philippines’ title bid in the 27th Fiba Asia men’s championships. South Korea handily put away Qatar, 79-52, Friday night at the Mall of Asia Arena, to arrange a rendezvous with the Filipinos in the semis on Saturday.

Posted: August 10th, 2013 in Featured Gallery,Latest Sports Stories,Multimedia,Photos,Photos and Videos | Read More »

Athletics: Farah and Bolt to blow away doping blues

Workers make final preparations on the eve of the World Athletics Championships start at the Luzhniki stadium in Moscow, Russia, Friday, Aug. 9, 2013. AP

MOSCOW – The first day of the World Athletics Championships on Saturday could not have been better organized, with two of the biggest stars lined up for action after a doping-tainted run-up to competition. Britain’s Mo Farah is odds-on favorite to claim gold in the men’s 10,000m while Jamaican sprint star Usain Bolt faces his [...]

Posted: August 9th, 2013 in Featured Gallery,Latest Sports Stories,Photos and Videos | Read More »

Murray relaxed, unburdened ahead of new season

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Andy Murray of Britain talks to the media at a press conference during the Brisbane International tennis tournament in Brisbane, Australia, Tuesday, Jan. 1, 2013. AP/Tertius Pickard

People have been treating Andy Murray differently since he won his first major and ended that long, long drought for British men at tennis’ Grand Slam events.

Posted: January 1st, 2013 in Latest Sports Stories,Multimedia,Photos,Photos and Videos | Read More »

Wiggins, Ainslie knighted by Queen Elizabeth II

Queen Elizabeth II. AP FILE PHOTO

Cyclist Bradley Wiggins and sailor Ben Ainslie were honored with knighthoods by Queen Elizabeth II in her New Year list after their gold medal-winning performances at the London Olympics.

Posted: December 29th, 2012 in Latest Sports Stories | Read More »

Learning from London 2012

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THE WHOLE of Brazil and not just 2016 Olympic host city Rio de Janeiro are in a race against the clock to build the required Olympic infrastructure for the quadrennial Games.

Posted: September 15th, 2012 in Clean Living,Commentary,Headlines,Section | Read More »

Venus gets chance to avenge Olympic defeat by Jim Slater

Venus Williams returns a shot to Bethanie Mattek-Sands in the first round of play at the 2012 US Open tennis tournament, Tuesday, Aug. 28, 2012, in New York. AP/Kathy Willens

Venus Williams has a chance to avenge her ouster from the London Olympics at the US Open, but sixth seed Angelique Kerber hopes to send the seven-time Grand Slam champion packing in the second round.

Posted: August 29th, 2012 in Latest Sports Stories,Multimedia,Photos,Photos and Videos | Read More »

Crowds cheer Japan’s Olympic medalists in parade

Japan's medallists (R) at the London 2012 Olympic Games wave to a crowd of people from open-top buses during a parade at Tokyo's upmarket Ginza street on August 20, 2012.  The Japan Olympic Committee (JOC) held the first ever Olympic medallists parade hoping it will boost the city's bid to host the 2020 Summer Games.     AFP  / Yoshikazu TSUNO

Thousands of fans have screamed, cheered and snapped photos as Japan’s Olympic medalists paraded through downtown Tokyo.

Posted: August 20th, 2012 in Featured Gallery,Latest Sports Stories,Photos and Videos | Read More »

Too much cultural baggage?

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AS EXPECTED, our sports pages are teeming with postmortems of the failed Philippine London Olympics campaign and the state of sports in the country. Critiques and analyses are hot topics on the social networks. Sports associations are either vocal or mum about the whole hullabaloo.

Posted: August 19th, 2012 in Commentary,Headlines,One Game at a Time,Section | Read More »

Focus more on sports, says Lopez

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If the trend of ignoring sports as a priority issue continues, Philippine Olympic Committee first vice president Manny Lopez believes an even smaller contingent of athletes will qualify for the 2016 Rio de Janeiro Olympics.

Posted: August 15th, 2012 in Headlines | Read More »

The Who, One Direction in all-ages Olympic closer

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The Spice Girls perform during the Closing Ceremony at the 2012 Summer Olympics, Sunday, Aug. 12, 2012, in London. AP/Hassan Ammar

“I’m talking ’bout my generation,” sang The Who, capping a raucous, rock ‘n’ roll Olympic closing ceremony

Posted: August 13th, 2012 in Featured Gallery,Latest Sports Stories,Photos and Videos | Read More »

US settles for silver in women’s volleyball

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US Lindsey Berg (L) and Nicole Davis comfort each other after losing to Brazil in the gold medal by defeating the US in the women's volleyball gold medal match of the London 2012 Olympics Games, in London on August 11, 2012.   / MANAN VATSYAYANA

A second-straight volleyball gold inspired summersaults from Brazil. It brought tears to the United States.

Posted: August 12th, 2012 in Featured Gallery,Latest Sports Stories,Photos and Videos | Read More »

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