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Djokovic, Murray face question time over dogs, politicians, Buddhists

Novak Djokovic and Andy Murray. AP PHOTOS

Novak Djokovic and Andy Murray are widely expected to contest Sunday’s Wimbledon final and as the world’s best players are constantly in demand by the media.

Posted: July 4th, 2013 in Latest Sports Stories,Section,Tennis | Read More »

Vargas accepts TV5 top post

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I WASN’T sure if I was to take the text message lightly since it came from someone inside Manny V. Pangilinan’s inner circle. “Ricky Vargas is going to join show biz very, very soon,” the message read. “This is a scoop you might want to write in your Sunday column, but please don’t mention where it came from.”

Posted: March 17th, 2013 in Commentary,Featured Columns,Headlines,In Huddle,Section | Read More »

Armstrong tops Forbes most disliked US athletes list

Lance Armstrong. AP FILE PHOTO/Courtesy of Harpo Studios, Inc., George Burns

Disgraced US cyclist Lance Armstrong, who confessed last month to doping after being stripped of his seven Tour de France titles last year, tops the new Forbes magazine list of most disliked US athletes.

Posted: February 7th, 2013 in Latest Sports Stories | Read More »

Media union hits assault on photog by Manny’s men

A PHILIPPINE media union demanded Thursday that Manny Pacquiao punish two members of his camp after they allegedly assaulted a photographer moments after his brutal knockout by Mexican rival Juan Manuel Marquez in Las Vegas last Sunday.

Posted: December 15th, 2012 in Boxing / MMA,Headlines,Professional,Section | Read More »

Media: Beckham might play 10 games in Australia

David-Beckham

Australian media carried unconfirmed and sketchy reports Friday that David Beckham could be the next football superstar to play in the A-League.

Posted: November 16th, 2012 in Football,Latest Sports Stories,Other Sports | Read More »

Lance Armstrong’s cancer charity faces doping fallout

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The impact of doping allegations leveled at cycling great Lance Armstrong do not end on the cycling circuit. The fallout encircles Livestrong, the charity he founded after recovering from cancer.

Posted: October 12th, 2012 in Latest Sports Stories | Read More »

‘Bote’ and his gang

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He preferred an Olivetti over an Underwood when PCs and notebooks were mere glints in their makers’ eyes. He ripped and read news and sports stories straight from the AP teletype, a necessary evil in the high-pressure world of broadcast news.

Posted: September 29th, 2012 in Commentary,Featured Columns,Headlines,Section,Southpaw | Read More »

Sponsorship play big part in Olympic Games

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BREATHLESS publicity, whether on television, radio or in the written press, will continue to play an essential role in sports. The sports community as a whole depends on it as does the survival of the Olympic Movement.

Posted: August 12th, 2012 in Clean Living,Commentary,Featured Columns,Headlines,Section | Read More »

21,000 journalists swarm into London

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With less than two weeks to go before the Olympic Games, hordes of competitors are pouring into London from across the globe and limbering up – but they’re not athletes.

Posted: July 16th, 2012 in Latest Sports Stories | Read More »

California baseball game inspires first-ever ‘news mob’

Los Angeles Angels' Albert Pujols runs out during introductions prior to a baseball game against the Kansas City Royals, Friday, April 6, 2012, in Anaheim, Calif. (AP Photo/Mark J. Terrill)

US baseball frenzy inspired a Southern California newspaper to field scores of reporters as part of a “news mob” to cover the Los Angeles Angels opening season game on Friday.

Posted: April 7th, 2012 in Baseball,Latest Sports Stories,Photos and Videos | Read More »

ESPN fires employee over ‘offensive’ Lin headline

US sports network giant ESPN says it has fired an employee responsible for an ‘offensive’ headline about National Basketball Association star Jeremy Lin.

Posted: February 20th, 2012 in Latest Sports Stories | Read More »

Bishop: Telecast of Pacquiao fight promotes violence

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Retired Lingayen-Dagupan Archbishop Oscar Cruz. INQUIRER file photo

While millions of Filipinos will be glued to their TV sets on Sunday to watch international boxing icon Manny Pacquiao slug it out with Mexican Juan Manuel Marquez in Las Vegas, a Catholic prelate reminded the faithful on Saturday that the live telecast of the fight indirectly promotes violence.

Posted: November 12th, 2011 in Featured Gallery,Latest Sports Stories,Pacquiao Files,Photos and Videos | Read More »

Money good for PGA despite hurt Tiger, no Rory

Economic issues are going well for the US PGA, tour commissioner Tim Finchem said Wednesday, even with Tiger Woods injured, and top-ranked European stars skipping most US events.

Posted: June 30th, 2011 in Latest Sports Stories | Read More »

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