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I’m not going anywhere, fires indignant Messi

Manila Times (Original link) BARCELONA: Four-times World Player of the Year Lionel Messi shot back angrily Sunday at rumours that he could leave Barcelona after clashing with coach Luis Enrique and the club’s board. The Argentine was in top form with a goal and two assists as the Catalan giants ended and unsettling week off […]

’Twas AIBA who selected our bets not us — Picson

by Nick Giongco Manila Bulletin (Original link) The Philippine Olympic Committee (POC) is putting enormous pressure on the Association of Boxing Alliances of the Philippines (ABAP) to defend its decision to field a pair of substitutes to the 28th Southeast Asian Games in Singapore this June. POC First Vice-President Joey Romasanta told the Bulletin yesterday […]

Gasol hits career-high 46 points

by AP Manila Bulletin (Original link) Chicago — Pau Gasol had a career-high 46 points to go along with 18 rebounds as the Chicago Bulls bounced back from two ugly losses with a 95-87 victory over the Milwaukee Bucks on Saturday. Gasol was 17 for 30 from the field and 12 for 13 at the […]

Djokovic laid low by aces high Karlovic

Manila Times (Original link) DOHA: World number one Novak Djokovic’s hopes of preparing for another Grand Slam bid with the 49th title of his career were shattered by giant Croatian Ivo Karlovic at a windswept Qatar Open on Thursday. The six-foot 11-inch, 35-year-old Karlovic, the tallest and oldest player on the main tour, won 6-7 […]

WBC getting impatient over delay of Floyd, Manny fight

By Nick Giongco Manila Bulletin (Original lin) Money and the fact that Floyd Mayweather and Manny Pacquiao are alpha males are reasons why the two camps have been unable to reach an accord despite the enormous pressure for them to make a deal. The World Boxing Council (WBC), the world’s leading organization for the sport, […]

Fajardo humbled, praises Alaska defense

By Waylon Galvez Manila Bulletin (Original lin) “Release the Kraken.” These were the words of Zeus – the god of sky and thunder in Greek mythology – when he unleashed the sea monster that wrecked mayhem in the 2010 blockbuster movie Clash of the Titans. San Miguel Beer coach Leo Austria hopes to do the […]

Federer survives almighty scare

Manila Times (Original link) BRISBANE: Swiss tennis star Roger Federer won his 997th match on the ATP Tour on Thursday, but not before surviving an almighty scare from Australian wildcard John Millman at the Brisbane International. Playing his first match of the year after receiving a first round bye, world number two Federer had to […]

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