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Croatia makes Argentina cry

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NIZHNIY NOVGOROD, Russia (AFP) - Lionel Messi’s World Cup hopes hung by a thread on Thursday after Argentina were humbled 3-0 by Croatia on a dramatic day at the World Cup that saw the European side join France in the…

Vital PVL games on the line

BANKO-Perlas and Pocari Sweat-Air Force try to assure themselves of a playoff for a Final Four berth while Petro Gazz seeks to complicate further the race for the last two Final Four seats in a key PVL Reinforced Conference tripleheader…

Uruguay, Russia gain KO rounds; Ronaldo dazzles

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MOSCOW (AFP) - Uruguay and host nation Russia progressed to the World Cup knockout rounds on Wednesday as Cristiano Ronaldo took an early lead in the race for the Golden Boot. A single goal from Luis Suarez was enough to…

Pinoy prodigy Buto in 5th straight win

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CHILD prodigy Al-Basher Buto of the Philippines is fast becoming the scourge of Vietnam chess. Buto made it five wins in a row when he toppled fifth seed Nguyen Vuong Tung Lam of Vietnam in a keenly-watched fifth round showdown…

F2, Foton, Petron picked

Games tomorrow: (Smart Araneta Coliseum) 3 p.m. -- Opening Ceremonies 4 p.m. -- Generika-Ayala vs. UA-UP 6 p.m. -- Foton vs. F2 Logistics F2 LOGISTICS, Petron and Foton loom as the teams to beat when the Chooks to Go-Philippine Superliga…

Go for Gold remains unbeaten

Games Monday: (Ynares Sports Arena) 1 p.m. -- AMA vs. Batangas 3 p.m. -- Marinerong Pilipino vs. CEU GO for Gold withstood a late Marinerong Pilipino stand to fashion out a 93-88 win and stay perfect in the PBA D-League…

PVL: 3 teams in s’final hunt

THE race for the two remaining semifinal berths in the PVL Reinforced Conference is turning out to be a three-way fight. With three losses in the quarterfinals, Iriga-Navy and Tacloban have been already eliminated, while BaliPure-National University’s fate of making…

Heated chase

MERALCO takes on sister team Talk ‘N Text while Globalport collides with Columbian Dyip as the heated chase for quarterfinal berths resumes today in the PBA Commissioner’s Cup at the Smart Araneta Coliseum. The Bolts try to move ominously close…

Russia amazes; Japan surprises

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SAINT PETERSBURG, Russia (AFP) - Host nation Russia planted one foot in the last 16 of the World Cup after a resounding 3-1 win over Egypt on Tuesday despite the return from injury of Mohamed Salah. After a tight first…

Davao star Moulic shines

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DAVAO pride Ella Grace Moulic authored the biggest upset win when she toppled No. 2 seed WIM Nguyen Thanh Thuy Tien of Vietnam in the featured second round encounter in the19th ASEAN+ Age Group chess championships at the Royal Mandaya…

Fuel master prevail

Games tomorrow (Smart Araneta Coliseum) 4:30 p.m. -- Globalport vs. Columbian 7 p.m. -- Meralco vs. Talk N Text PHOENIX snapped its four-game losing skid in explosive fashion, routing Globalport, 135-108 in the PBA Commissioner’s Cup at the Smart Araneta…

Cebu to host WUWC qualifying tilt

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THE search for the next Hidilyn Diaz continues as the Federation of the School Sports Association of the Philippines (FESSAP) tapped the Cebu Weightlifting Association (CWA) to organize the qualifying tournament for the Philippine representatives to the coming 6th World…

PhilCycling to form ‘Super Team’ -- Tolentino

THE cream of the country’s crop of elite road cycling would be banded in what the PhilCycling would call a “Super Team” whose principal objective is to qualify a Filipino to the Tokyo 2020 Summer Olympics. PhilCycling President Abraham “Bambol”…

T'boli clinches 4 IPG golds in Cotabato

THE Municipality of T'boli clinched four gold medals in the recently-concluded 2nd Indigenous People’s Games (IPG) held in Lake Sebu, South Cotabato. The Municipality of T'boli ruled the meyon kuda law event, likened to horse racing but using wild grass…

Petron, F2 renew rivalry

Games Saturday: (Smart Araneta Coliseum) 3 p.m. --Opening ceremonies 4 p.m. --Generika-Ayala vs. UA-UP 6 p.m.-- F2 Logistics vs. Foton AFTER figuring in a dramatic championship duel, Petron and F2 Logistics vowed to be more competitive when the Chooks to…
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