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Manny B. Angeles / Out of bounds In 1975, at the height of his career, the great Bobby Fischer walked away from chess and became a recluse. In 1993, Michael Jordan, considered the greatest basketball player of all time, left the NBA and tinkered with baseball for a while. He came back to lead the Chicago Bulls to their second …

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‘Difficult but possible’: Former track star Unso says of PHL SEA Games mission in Singapore

Clyde Mariano Formidable the task may seem, Filipino tracksters competing in this year’s Southeast Asian Games in Singapore are hoping history would be kind to them.

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Boycott threatens Palaro in Tagum

Sebastian Santiago Disgruntled technical officials have threatened to boycott the Palarong Pambansa, a multi-sports competition for elementary and high school students, set May 3 to 9 in Tagum City, Davao del Norte.

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Pangasinan out to revive glorious past in cycling

Can Pangasinan regain its lofty billing as home of cycling champions? This will be answered in the 5th Ronda Pilipinas multi-stage race which hits the road on Feb. 11 and offering a hefty P1 million to the individual champion.

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Nearer than ever: HBO, Showtime resolve broadcast issues for May-Paq fight

Tim Dahlberg / AP Boxing Writer HBO and Showtime have agreed on how they would broadcast a fight between Floyd Mayweather Jr. and Manny Pacquiao, promoter Bob Arum said on Thursday, leaving only two remaining issues to be settled before the much anticipated May 2 fight can be signed.

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Pinoy wins APT Poker Series main event

CEBU—Filipino John Tech got the better of Russian Alexey Gatsko in their classic heads up duel Wednesday to win the APT Asian Poker Series Cebu 2015 Main Event at the All In Poker Sports Club inside the Waterfront Hotel and Casino here.

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‘So, this is how the press room looks like!’

Noel A. Albano / The Spectator One would expect the strapping Anthony Davis, the New Orleans’ Pelicans sophomore center who plays with the poise of a veteran, to be closer to the basket. Dunking an alley-oop, maybe, which was temptingly spectacular but risky. But with just over one second left, they didn’t have the luxury of time.

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Surprise players to star anew?

Phoenix—The New England Patriots and Seattle Seahawks wouldn’t be in the Super Bowl on Sunday if it weren’t for their superstars. But both teams got here with lesser-known players coming up big at key times.

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Is chess now a game for the young?

Sebastian Santiago Don’t look now, but five of the top six finishers in the recently-concluded 77th Tata Steel Masters tournament in Wijk an Zee, The Netherlands are all below 24 years old.

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Tiger stumbles with chipping woes in return to golf

Scottsdale, Arizona—Tiger Woods helped attract a record, raucous crowd to the Phoenix Open on Thursday, the first big event in a week that concludes with the Super Bowl.

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