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Uruguay president curses Fifa ‘sons of bitches’ after Suarez ban

A U.S. soccer fan pretends that Uruguay's soccer striker Luis Suarez is biting him as he takes a selfie next to an Adidas advertisement featuring Suarez near Copacabana beach in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, Thursday, June 26, 2014. FIFA banned Suarez from all football activities for four months on Thursday for biting an opponent at the World Cup, a punishment that rules him out of the rest of the tournament.  AP

Uruguay’s President Jose Mujica has slammed Fifa leaders as “sons of bitches” for banning the country’s star striker Luis Suarez over his infamous World Cup bite.

Posted: June 30th, 2014 in Featured Gallery,Football,Latest Sports Stories,Photos and Videos | Read More »

House colleagues frown on Pacquiao as PBA coach

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Manny Pacquiao (left) addresses the media after being named head coach of Kia Monday in a press conference. MARK GIONGCO/INQUIRER.net FILE PHOTO

House leaders are not celebrating the foray into professional basketball of one of their colleagues, boxing champion Manny Pacquiao, saying Pacquiao’s boxing career, his core competency, and legislative work, his official preoccupation, are likely to suffer.

Posted: June 12th, 2014 in Basketball,Latest Sports Stories,PBA | Read More »

Murray ‘disliked’ Salmond’s Scottish flag-waving at Wimbledon

Britain's Andy Murray. AP

Andy Murray has revealed he “didn’t like it” when Scottish First Minister Alex Salmond pulled out a Scottish flag to celebrate his historic Wimbledon victory last year, in an interview out Sunday.

Posted: June 8th, 2014 in Featured Gallery,Latest Sports Stories,Photos and Videos,Tennis | Read More »

Ukraine boxing hero Klitschko claims Kiev mayor seat

Vitaly Klitschko AFP FILE PHOTO

Ukraine’s burly boxing hero and strident protest leader Vitali Klitschko claimed victory Sunday in Kiev mayoral vote that cements his role as a statesman for the country’s post-Soviet generation.

Posted: May 26th, 2014 in Boxing / MMA,Latest Sports Stories | Read More »

Klitschko dedicates knock-out to Ukraine’s struggles

World boxing champion Wladimir Klitschko of Ukraine, left, knocks down Samoan-born Australian challenger Alex Leapai during their IBF, IBO, WBO and WBA heavyweight title bout in Oberhausen, Germany, Saturday, April 26, 2014. AP

Undisputed world heavyweight champion Wladimir Klitschko has dedicated his fifth-round knock-out of challenger Alex Leapai to his countrymen embroiled in the ongoing political crisis in Ukraine.

Posted: April 27th, 2014 in Boxing / MMA,Featured Gallery,Latest Sports Stories,Professional | Read More »

Obama denounces ‘ignorant’ alleged racism by Clippers owner

US President Barack Obama AFP

US President Barack Obama interrupted his diplomatic initiative in Asia Sunday to condemn “ignorant” and “incredibly offensive” racist remarks allegedly made by the owner of the NBA Los Angeles Clippers.

Posted: April 27th, 2014 in Basketball,Latest Sports Stories,NBA | Read More »

FIBA denies Ukraine to give up 2015 Euro basket

: A Ukrainian officer checks documents at the border crossing of Uspenka on the Ukrainian-Russian border, eastern Ukraine, Wednesday, March 19, 2014. Ukraine's leadership simmered with a mix of hopelessness and anger at losing Crimea, tempering an influx of eager young men signing up as reservists with the growing certainty that no savior would deliver them from the Russian takeover. (AP Photo/Sergei Grits)

The European basketball federation denied reports on Wednesday that Ukraine has pulled out of hosting next year’s continental championship amid political and economic turmoil.

Posted: March 20th, 2014 in Latest Sports Stories | Read More »

Palace unmoved by Pacquiao backers

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Sarangani Representative Manny Pacquiao. FILE PHOTO

Unreasonable. No amount of support from his peers in Congress would convince Malacañang to spare the boxing hero-turned-legislator from ever paying taxes.

Posted: December 6th, 2013 in Boxing / MMA,Featured Gallery,Latest Sports Stories,Pacquiao Files,Photos and Videos,Section | Read More »

Boxing champ turns opposition leader in Ukraine

In this Thursday, Nov. 21, 2013 file photo Ukrainian lawmaker and chairman of the opposition party Udar (Punch), WBC heavyweight boxing champion Vitali Klitschko speaks during the parliament session in Kiev, Ukraine. Towering over his fellow protest leaders, reigning world heavyweight boxing champion Vitali Klitschko has emerged as Ukraine's most popular opposition figure and has ambitions to become its next president. As massive anti-government protests continue to grip Ukraine, Wednesday Dec. 4, 2013, Klitschko is urging his countrymen to continue their fight to turn this ex-Soviet republic into a genuine Western democracy. Slogan on jersey reads "Ukraine is Europe". AP

Towering over his fellow protest leaders, Vitali Klitschko, the reigning world heavyweight boxing champion, has emerged as Ukraine’s most popular opposition figure and has ambitions to become its next president.

Posted: December 5th, 2013 in Boxing / MMA,Latest Sports Stories,Photos and Videos,Professional | Read More »

Les Bleus — or the Blues? World Cup stakes high for France

French national football team's defender Patrice Evra takes part in a training session on November 18, 2013, on the eve of the World Cup 2014 qualifying football match against Ukraine, at the stade de France in Saint-Denis, outside Paris. AFP FILE PHOTO

There will be a lot more than a World Cup place on the line when France take on Ukraine in the decisive second-leg of a qualifying play-off here on Tuesday.

Posted: November 19th, 2013 in Football,Latest Sports Stories,Other Sports,Photos and Videos | Read More »

Sochi becomes rallying cause for gay rights activists

NORTH POLE : A handout picture taken during the Sochi 2014 Winter Olympic torch relay on October 25, 2013, and released by the Sochi 2014 Winter Olympics Organizing Committee shows the torch relay on the North Pole. Russia has lit the Olympic flame at the North Pole for the first time as part of a spectacular relay ahead of the Sochi Winter Games, organisers said on Friday. AFP

To the surprise and displeasure of the Kremlin, the Winter Olympics in Sochi have become a rallying cause for the gay rights movement after Russia adopted a law slammed around the world as homophobic.

Posted: October 28th, 2013 in Latest Sports Stories,Photos and Videos | Read More »

Ukrainian boxer Klitschko to run for president

Vitaly Klitschko AFP FILE PHOTO

Ukrainian world boxing champion and opposition leader Vitali Klitschko said Thursday he would challenge President Viktor Yanukovych in elections due in March 2015.

Posted: October 24th, 2013 in Latest Sports Stories | Read More »

Pacquiao eyes establishment of PH Boxing Commission

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Boxing icon and Sarangani Representative Emmanuel “Manny” Pacquiao has proposed the creation of a Philippine Boxing Commission (PBC).

Posted: September 15th, 2013 in Amateur,Boxing / MMA,Latest Sports Stories,Pacquiao Files,Professional | Read More »

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