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Thorpe’s gay revelations earn praise, support

In this Aug. 16, 2004 file photo, Ian Thorpe of Australia, smiles with his gold medal after winning the 200-meter freestyle at the Olympic Aquatic Centre at the 2004 Olympic Games in Athens.  AP FILE PHOTO

Swimming giant Ian Thorpe received support and glowing praise Monday for revealing he is gay in a move advocates believe will help remove the stigma of homophobia in sport.

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

Ian Thorpe reveals he is gay in interview

ian thorpe

Five-time Olympic swimming gold medalist Ian Thorpe for the first time publicly confirmed that he is gay during a television interview on Sunday, ending years of speculation about his sexuality.

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

Schumacher out of coma, has left Grenoble hospital

Map locating the spot where former F1 champion Michael Scumacher fell on the slopes of Meribel on 29 December 2013. AFP FILE PHOTO

Formula One champion Michael Schumacher is out of a coma and has left the French hospital treating him since a devastating ski accident in December, his spokeswoman said Monday.

Posted: June 16th, 2014 in Latest Sports Stories | Read More »

World leaders expected at World Cup kick-off

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A dozen heads of state and government and UN Secretary General Ban Ki-moon will watch the opening match of the World Cup in Brazil on Thursday.

Posted: June 12th, 2014 in Featured Gallery,Latest Sports Stories,Photos and Videos | Read More »

Pacquiao is new face of disaster preparedness

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From the way Manny Pacquiao is talking these days, one would think he has forgotten his duties as a member of Congress.

Posted: May 23rd, 2014 in Boxing / MMA,Featured Gallery,Latest Sports Stories,Pacquiao Files | Read More »

Ex-tennis player Baltacha dies after cancer fight

This is a Thursday June 28, 2012 file photo of Elena Baltacha of Britain as she returns a shot  to Petra Kvitova of the Czech Republic during a second round women's singles match at the All England Lawn Tennis Championships at Wimbledon, England.  AP

Former top-50 professional tennis player Elena Baltacha, who had been fighting liver cancer since retiring from the game, died Sunday. She was 30.

Posted: May 5th, 2014 in Latest Sports Stories | Read More »

Dennis Rodman checks into alcohol rehab—report

Dennis Rodman AP FILE PHOTO

Former basketball star Dennis Rodman, facing a backlash for a series of visits to North Korea, has checked himself into an alcohol-rehab facility, according to US media.

Posted: January 19th, 2014 in Latest Sports Stories | Read More »

Chris Tiu leads 2013 TOYM awardees

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Chris Tiu. FILE PHOTO

Professional basketball player Chris Tiu and eight others were feted as The Outstanding Young Men (TOYM) for 2013 at a ceremony in Malacañang on Thursday.

Posted: December 19th, 2013 in Featured Gallery,Latest Sports Stories | Read More »

British diver Tom Daley says he is dating a man

Tom Daley

Olympic diver Tom Daley says he is in a relationship with a man.

Posted: December 2nd, 2013 in Latest Sports Stories | Read More »

PBA dreams fulfilled for Slaughter, Sangalang and Almazan

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(From left) Greg Slaughter, Ian Sangalang and Raymond Almazan: Dreams fulfilled. PBA IMAGES by Nuki Sabio

There was little anxiety to say the least and just merely for the sake of formality as PBA commissioner Chito Salud one by one called out the names of the first three picks in the 2013 PBA Draft Sunday.

Posted: November 4th, 2013 in Basketball,Featured Gallery,Latest Sports Stories,PBA | Read More »

Love, marriage, divorce in air at Wimbledon

Maria Sharapova, Grigor Dimitrov, Serena Williams. AP

LONDON — Black hearts, messy divorces, mixed doubles blossoming into marriage and a day pass which also ended in a lifetime commitment.   At Wimbledon 2013, there are seismic shocks on the courts and love in the air.   Serena Williams started it with some ill-timed comments about the love life of Maria Sharapova.   [...]

Posted: July 3rd, 2013 in Latest Sports Stories | Read More »

Salud ‘humbled, inspired’ by PSA Executive of the Year award

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PBA Commissioner Atty. Angelico T. Salud PBA IMAGE / Nuki Sabio

The recognition of Atty. Chito Salud as Executive of the Year in the 2013 Philippine Sportswriters Association awards is a “validation” of the PBA’s success in instilling a culture of sportsmanship among its players.

Posted: March 17th, 2013 in Latest Sports Stories | Read More »

‘Old’ Larry Fonacier nails 500th career triple

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Talk 'N Text's Larry Fonacier  PBA IMAGE/ Nuki Sabio(file)

With eight minutes left to play on Wednesday night, Larry Fonacier nailed his 500th career three-pointer in less than a decade’s stay in the PBA.

Posted: March 14th, 2013 in Basketball,Featured Gallery,Latest Sports Stories,PBA | Read More »

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