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Pacman returns April 9 vs Bradley

Las Vegas—Manny Pacquiao will return to the ring April 9 for the first time since losing to Floyd Mayweather Jr., and it will be against a familiar foe. 

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Warriors maintain upper hand vs Cavs with Christmas win

Oakland, California—The Golden State Warriors relied on their defense, rather than their trademark sharp-shooting, in beating the Cleveland Cavaliers, 89-83, on Friday (Saturday in Manila) in a Christmas Day reprise of last season’s National Basketball Association (NBA) Finals. 

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World’s top golfers on major moments, shots for this year

By Doug Ferguson / The Associated Press Jason Day’s drive. Jordan Spieth’s flop shot. Zach Johnson’s putt. 

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Warriors avenge only loss by downing Bucks, 121-112

Oakland, California—Stephen Curry scored 26 points and Draymond Green fueled a key fourth-quarter run that helped the Golden State Warriors avenge their only loss of the season by beating the Milwaukee Bucks, 121-112, on Friday night (Saturday morning in Manila).

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Warriors now 24-0 after beating Celtics, 124-119

Boston—Stephen Curry scored 38 points as the Golden State Warriors improved to 24 wins with loss this season by outlasting the Boston Celtics, 124-119, in double overtime on Friday night (Saturday morning in Manila). 

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Can World Cup vote be clean at Fifa?

By John Leicester / The Associated Press Paris—Perhaps, the only thing scarier than the scale of corruption that United States investigators are uncovering in football is the thought that a sizeable chunk of those indicted administrators might soon also have laid paws on the sport’s crown jewel, the World Cup. 

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Harden scores 25 after rough start, Rockets top Mavericks, 100-96

Dallas, Texas—James Harden scored 25 points after another rough shooting start against Dallas as the Houston Rockets beat the Mavericks, 100-96, on Friday (Saturday in Manila).

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Coe passes leadership test, on second time of asking

By John Leicester / The Associated Press Monaco—Sebastian Coe won Olympic gold and silver medals for running very fast in circles. Now, as the chief administrator of his sport, he’s proving to be skilled in the art of U-turns, too. 

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James scores 25 points to lead Cavaliers over Hornets, 95-90

Charlotte, North Carolina—LeBron James had 25 points and 13 rebounds to lead the Cleveland Cavaliers to a 95-90 victory against the Charlotte Hornets on Friday (Saturday in Manila).

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Hopes for Singaporean resurgence as Malaysian partnership ends

By John Duerden / The Associated Press Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia—Fifty years ago, Malaysia and Singapore parted ways to form two separate countries, a decision that helped initiate the economic miracle that subsequently took place in the Lion City.

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