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US fans buy most World Cup tickets outside Brazil

The FIFA World Cup 2014 Brazil logo is displayed on a giant screen during its official launch of the FIFA WC2014 Brazil Logo on July 8, 2010 at the Sandton Convention Center in Johannesburg, South Africa. AFP

FIFA says people in the United States have bought more than three times more World Cup tickets than any other nation except for tournament host Brazil.

Posted: April 2nd, 2014 in Latest Sports Stories,Multimedia,Photos,Photos and Videos | Read More »

Beckham makes pitch for Miami MLS franchise

David Beckham speaks during a news conference, Monday, March 24, 2014 in Miami. Beckham's architects and advisers have recommended the Port of Miami as the stadium site for the Major League Soccer expansion team that will be owned by the former English national team captain. The plan announced Monday would have an open-air stadium with views of the bay and the downtown skyline. The capacity could be as low as 21,000 or as high as 35,000. AP

David Beckham brought his international star power to the halls of the Florida Capitol on Tuesday, trying to rally support from the governor and legislators for the Major League Soccer franchise he plans to bring to Miami later this decade.

Posted: March 26th, 2014 in Featured Gallery,Football,Latest Sports Stories,Other Sports,Photos and Videos | Read More »

Louisville comes alive late, beats Manhattan 71-64

Louisville guard Terry Rozier (0) drives for the basket as Manhattan forward Rhamel Brown (5) defends during the first half in a second-round game in the NCAA college basketball tournament Thursday, March 20, 2014, in Orlando, Fla. AP

Luke Hancock hit two huge 3-pointers in the final 1:19 to help Louisville finally shake free from tenacious Manhattan, 71-64 in the NCAA tournament Thursday night.

Posted: March 21st, 2014 in Latest Sports Stories | Read More »

Defending champ Murray seeks consistency in Miami

Andy Murray of Great Britain. AFP FILE PHOTO

Andy Murray will have to solve the problem of his patchy play quickly if he hopes to defend his Miami ATP Masters title against a star-studded field.

Posted: March 18th, 2014 in Latest Sports Stories,Tennis | Read More »

Murray passes Vesely test, Federer wins

Andy Murray, of Great Britain, chases down a hit by Jiri Vesely, of Czech Republic, during a third round match at the BNP Paribas Open tennis tournament, Monday, March 10, 2014, in Indian Wells, Calif. AP

Two-time Grand Slam champion Andy Murray survived the determined challenge of young Czech Jiri Vesely to reach the fourth round of the Indian Wells ATP Masters on Monday.

Posted: March 11th, 2014 in Latest Sports Stories,Photos and Videos,Tennis | Read More »

Pacquiao winds up camp, off to US Saturday

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Manny Pacquiao will conclude his training in General Santos and fly to the United States Saturday for the second phase of his preparations for a grudge rematch with Timothy Bradley on April 12 in Las Vegas.

Posted: March 8th, 2014 in Boxing / MMA,Editors' Picks,Featured Gallery,Headlines,Multimedia,Pacquiao Files,Photos,Photos and Videos,Professional,Section | Read More »

US beats Russia 3-2 in Olympic hockey thriller

USA forward T.J. Oshie prepares to take a shot against Russia goaltender Sergei Bobrovsky during a shootout in a men's ice hockey game at the 2014 Winter Olympics, Saturday, Feb. 15, 2014, in Sochi, Russia. Oshie scored the winning goal and the USA won 3-2. AP/Mark Humphrey

A full 65 minutes of intense hockey weren’t enough to decide the latest chapter of Russia’s Olympic rivalry with the United States.

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

Filipinos draw tough Fiba U17 bracket

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The Philippines Under-17 team was bracketed with two former champions but the young Nationals welcomed the challenge in the Fiba U17 World Championship slated Aug. 8 to 16 in Dubai.

Posted: February 15th, 2014 in Basketball,Headlines,Section | Read More »

PH squad bracketed with USA in Fiba U17 World Championships

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The Philippines, bracketed with basketball-powerhouse United States, faces a tough preliminary round in the Fiba Under-17 World Championship slated in June.

Posted: February 13th, 2014 in Latest Sports Stories | Read More »

Newly-appointed Dooley relishes task of leading PH in Challenge Cup

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Finally confirmed as national team coach after weeks of speculation, World Cup veteran Thomas Dooley is relishing the challenge of leading the Philippines to glory in the AFC Challenge Cup in May.

Posted: February 8th, 2014 in Football,Headlines,Other Sports,Section | Read More »

US official: ‘Number of specific threats’ at Sochi

An armed Russian security guard stands at the ski resort Rosa Khutor, where the snow and sliding sports venues for the 2014 Winter Olympics are located, Tuesday, Feb. 4, 2014, in Krasnaya Polyana, Russia. AP

A top U.S. counterterrorist official says there are “a number of specific threats” aimed at the Winter Olympics that start this week in Sochi, Russia — with the greatest danger coming from the Caucasus Emirate, which has threatened to attack the games.

Posted: February 5th, 2014 in Latest Sports Stories,Photos and Videos | Read More »

US skiing star Lindsey Vonn out of Sochi Olympics

In this Feb. 17, 2010, file photo, Lindsey Vonn of the United States, reacts in the finish area after completing the Women's downhill at the Vancouver 2010 Olympics in Whistler, British Columbia. Vonn is going to skip the Sochi Olympics because of a right knee injury. Her personal publicist, Lewis Kay, says in a statement Tuesday, Jan. 7, 2014, that Vonn "will have surgery shortly." The 29-year-old American won two medals at the 2010 Vancouver Olympics, including a gold in the downhill. She is also a four-time overall World Cup champion and the biggest name in Alpine skiing. AP

Less than two weeks after reconstructive right knee surgery in February 2013, Lindsey Vonn already was sounding a positive note, saying she was “really looking forward to Sochi” and defending her Olympic downhill gold medal.

Posted: January 8th, 2014 in Featured Gallery,Latest Sports Stories | Read More »

BIR explains why Pacquiao’s tax liability reached P2.2B

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The Bureau of Internal Revenue said on Wednesday, it took into account the taxes paid by boxing icon Manny Pacquiao to the US government, but in the end, it still calculated a remaining tax liability of P2.2 billion.

Posted: November 27th, 2013 in Latest Sports Stories | Read More »

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