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SEA Games women’s football gets boot in 2015

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After excluding karate, wrestling and weightlifting from the 2015 Southeast Asian Games in Singapore, the SEA Games Federation kicked out women’s football as well.

Posted: May 2nd, 2014 in Editors' Picks,Headlines,Other Sports | Read More »

Floorball to debut in 2015 SEA Games, karate out

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Floorball, a hockey-like game popular in Singapore, will make its debut in the 2015 Southeast Asian (SEA) Games hosted by the city-state, while karate, weightlifting and wrestling are out, organisers said Tuesday.

Posted: April 29th, 2014 in Latest Sports Stories | Read More »

8 wrestlers out of meet after lynching photo

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An attorney for eight young U.S. wrestlers kicked out of a tournament after a photo surfaced of team members apparently simulating a lynching says the boys only intended to show school spirit.

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

Boxing needs a makeover

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For A very long time, boxing had no real challenge on its hold on the imagination of fight fans. “Pro” wrestling lingered around but serious battle followers came to terms with the truth that the matches were rigged, scripted and manipulated for entertainment. The stars of the game were amusing and fun but questions remained if the behemoths of that ring could wage any real contests.

Posted: January 18th, 2014 in Boxing / MMA,Commentary,Featured Columns,Headlines,One Game at a Time,Section | Read More »

WWE wrestling star comes out as gay

The testosterone-fuelled world of professional wrestling marked a notable first on Thursday as Darren Young became the sport’s first openly gay active athlete.

Posted: August 16th, 2013 in Latest Sports Stories | Read More »

PH wrestlers leave for long Iran training

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A six-man wrestling team led by defending Southeast Asian Games champions Margarito Angana Jr. and Jason Balabal left for Iran over the weekend for an intensive, four-month training for the SEAG in Myanmar (Burma) in December.

Posted: August 15th, 2013 in Headlines | Read More »

SEA Junior: Filipino wrestlers seek 3 golds in Thailand

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With a goal of coming home with at least three golds, 17 Filipino wrestlers will compete in the 6th Southeast Asian Junior and Cadet Wrestling Championships starting tomorrow in Suphanburi, Thailand.

Posted: May 1st, 2013 in Headlines | Read More »

Wrestling hopes for provisional Olympic status

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Wrestling has two opportunities left at a return to the Olympic program. U.S. wrestling officials appeared to have settled on which one they think is the best bet.

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

OCA president backs Olympic wrestling

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EVEN the highest sports official in the continent doesn’t agree with the removal of wrestling from the Olympics.

Posted: March 10th, 2013 in Headlines | Read More »

WAP joins clamor for Olympic wrestling

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Greco-Roman wrestling at the 2012 Summer Olympics in London. (Credit: AP/Paul Sancya)

The Wrestling Association of the Philippines has joined the clamor lodged by its international federation to convince the International Olympic Committee to reconsider its decision to strike off the sport from its calendar starting the 2020 Games.

Posted: February 17th, 2013 in Editors' Picks,Featured Gallery,Headlines,Other Sports,Section | Read More »

Wrestling out of Olympic program for 2020—IOC

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The International Olympic Committee (IOC) on Tuesday opted to remove wrestling from the program of sports at the 2020 Games, a spokesman said.

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

QC wrestlers 2012 Buno Q4 overall champs

National team mainstay Alvin Lobreguito captured the freestyle gold medal in the 55-kg division to lead Quezon City to the overall title of the recent Wrestling Association of the Philippines 2012 Buno 4th Quarter National Wrestling Championship at New Era University Gym.

Posted: December 30th, 2012 in Headlines | Read More »

Gray, Abastillas bag 5 swim golds; Laguna pulls away

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Courtney Melissa Gray and Justine Ann Abastillas shone brightest in the pool with five gold medals each yesterday even as runaway overall leader Laguna also flexed its might in karatedo and wrestling in the Southern Luzon leg of the Philippine Olympic Committee-Philippine Sports Commission Batang Pinoy Games.

Posted: October 28th, 2012 in Featured Gallery,Headlines,Section | Read More »

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