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Nadal hopes to fine tune form ahead of clay swing

Rafael Nadal, of Spain, returns the ball to Novak Djokovic, of Serbia, during the Sony Open Tennis in Key Biscayne, Fla., Sunday, March 30, 2014. Djokovic won 6-3, 6-3. AP

Rafael Nadal says he still has work to do on his game as he gets set to launch his claycourt season which the Spaniard hopes culminates with his ninth French Open title.

Posted: April 1st, 2014 in Latest Sports Stories,Photos and Videos,Tennis | Read More »

GAB urged to scrap licenses of cagers who refused to join Gilas

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Should Barangay Ginebra’s prized rookie center Greg Slaughter and San Miguel Beer athletic wingman Marcio Lassiter be stripped of their licenses to play in the Philippine Basketball Association (PBA) for turning down an invitation to join the Gilas Pilipinas national team for the FIBA (International Basketball Federation) World Cup in Spain and the Asian Games in Korea?

Posted: March 9th, 2014 in Basketball,Latest Sports Stories,PBA | Read More »

Diego Costa set to make Spain debut against Italy

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Atletico Madrid striker Diego Costa could make his debut for Spain after being named in Vicente del Bosque’s 22-man squad for the world champions’ friendly at home to Italy on March 5.

Posted: February 28th, 2014 in Latest Sports Stories | Read More »

1st-time Olympic gold medalist likely

Yuzuru Hanyu, from Japan, performs his short program in the men's short program figure skating competition at the Iceberg Skating Palace during the 2014 Winter Olympics, Thursday, Feb. 13, 2014, in Sochi, Russia. AP

Barring a shocking result in the free skate, a country will celebrate its first men’s Olympic gold medal in figure skating Friday night.

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

Michael Christian Martinez skates Feb. 13

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Basketball-loving Filipinos are so focused on the Fiba World Cup in August, hardly anybody is paying attention to the 17th Asian Games, which is scheduled only five days after the closing of the World Cup.

Posted: February 12th, 2014 in Commentary,In Huddle | Read More »

No easy group for Gilas five in 2014 World Cup elims

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Bracketed in a tough group headed by powerhouse Argentina, Gilas Pilipinas would need to win at least two games to make it past the preliminary round of the 2014 Basketball World Cup in Spain.

Posted: February 10th, 2014 in Basketball,Editors' Picks,Headlines | Read More »

FIBA World Cup draw: Philippines joins Argentina, Greece in Group B

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The Philippines will join Argentina and Senegal in Group B in the 2014 Fiba Basketball World Cup Tuesday at the Palau de la Musica Catalana in Barcelona, Spain.

Posted: February 4th, 2014 in Basketball,Editors' Picks,Featured Gallery,Latest Sports Stories,Photos and Videos | Read More »

Messi feeling ‘low’ over injury – Pique

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Barcelona superstar Lionel Messi is feeling down after being sidelined for up to eight weeks with a leg injury, teammate Gerard Pique said in an interview published Thursday.

Posted: November 14th, 2013 in Latest Sports Stories | Read More »

Spain, England, Bosnia qualify for World Cup

Bosnia's  Emir Spahic celebrates victory during the World Cup group G qualifying soccer match between  Lithuania and Bosnia in Kaunas, Lithuania, Tuesday, Oct. 15, 2013. AP

Spain, England and Russia sealed spots in next year’s World Cup finals on Tuesday as Bosnia-Herzegovina delivered the feel-good story of European qualifying by also topping its group to reach a major tournament for the first time as an independent nation.   After a nervy final night of group-stage play across the continent, France and [...]

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

Nadal ousted by del Potro in Shanghai Masters

Rafael Nadal of Spain reacts after losing a point against Juan Martin del Potro of Argentina. AP

Top-ranked Rafael Nadal was eliminated in the semifinals of the Shanghai Masters on Saturday, losing 6-2, 6-4 to Juan Martin del Potro.

Posted: October 13th, 2013 in Latest Sports Stories,Multimedia,Photos,Photos and Videos | Read More »

Spain beats Belarus to inch a point from World Cup

FC Barcelona's Lionel Messi from Argentina, left, and Xavier Hernandez, right, celebrate after scoring during a Spanish La Liga soccer match against Real Valladolid at the Jose Zorrilla stadium in Valladolid, Spain on Saturday, Dec 22, 2012.  (AP Photo/Israel l.Murillo)

Xavi Hernandez and Alvaro Negredo scored second-half goals to give Spain a 2-1 win over Belarus on Friday, leaving the world and European champions one point away from sealing their place in the 2014 World Cup.

Posted: October 12th, 2013 in Latest Sports Stories | Read More »

France beats Lithuania to win 1st basketball title

France's Tony Parker, center, celebrates with supporters, after the EuroBasket European Basketball Championship Final match against Lithuania at the Stozice Arena, in Ljubljana, Slovenia, Sunday, Sept. 22, 2013. France won 80-66. AP

France won its first major basketball title by beating Lithuania 80-66 in the final of the European championship on Sunday, despite Tony Parker having a quiet game for once.

Posted: September 23rd, 2013 in Latest Sports Stories | Read More »

France to play Lithuania in Eurobasket final

France's Florent Pietrus reaches for the ball during the EuroBasket European Basketball Championship semifinal match against Spain, in Ljubljana, Slovenia, Friday, Sept. 20, 2013. AP

France ended Spain’s reign as European basketball champion Friday with a 75-72 overtime victory behind 32 points from Tony Parker to set up a final against Lithuania.

Posted: September 21st, 2013 in Basketball,Latest Sports Stories | Read More »

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