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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.

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

Palace unmoved by Pacquiao backers

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.

December 6th, 2013 | Posted 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.

December 5th, 2013 | Posted 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.

November 19th, 2013 | Posted 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.

October 28th, 2013 | Posted 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.

October 24th, 2013 | Posted 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).

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

Ukraine boxer Klitschko hints at presidential run

Vitali Klitschko, center, attends a rally in front of parliament building in Kiev, Ukraine, in this Tuesday, April 2, 2013 file photo. Klitschko plans to run for his country's presidency in 2015 the WBC said on its web-site Wednesday Aug 14 2013. AP/Sergei Chuzavkov

Ukrainian world boxing champion and opposition leader Vitali Klitschko strongly hinted on Tuesday that he will challenge President Viktor Yanukovych in elections due in March 2015.

August 21st, 2013 | Posted in Latest Sports Stories,Multimedia,Photos,Photos and Videos | Read More »

Boxer Klitschko eyes Ukraine presidency—report

Vitaly Klitschko AFP FILE PHOTO

A leading sports association says world boxing champion and key Ukrainian opposition leader Vitali Klitschko plans to run for his country’s presidency in 2015.

August 14th, 2013 | Posted in Latest Sports Stories,Photos and Videos | Read More »

Pacquiao dreams of presidency

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Boxing great Manny Pacquiao is harboring thoughts of running for president in his beloved Philippines when he finally hangs up his gloves.

July 28th, 2013 | Posted in Boxing / MMA,Editors' Picks,Featured Gallery,Headlines,Pacquiao Files,Photos and Videos | Read More »

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