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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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Taekwondo official upbeat on PHL Olympic qualifying bid

Taekwondo fans will have another chance to see the world’s top jins showcase their skills anew should the Philippines gets to host the Olympics qualifying event for the second time since 2000.

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Filipino chess prodigy making waves after life-changing decision

Sebastian Santiago Not a few may have considered as ill-advised Wesley So’s decision to drop out of school and go full-time professional. But only a year after making that controversial choice, the Filipino chess prodigy has shown that it made sense after all.

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Imports dribble back to PBA hardcourt

A Kawhi Leonard play-alike gets to strut his wares tomorrow as the bigger, power playing reinforcements return to the local hardcourt at the start of the Philippine Basketball Association’s Commissioners Cup at the Mall of Asia Arena.

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Despite Ariza’s pronouncements: Arum positive May-Paq is going to happen

While Manny Pacquiao’s former strength and conditioning coach Alex Ariza is painting a grim scenario of the ongoing Mayweather-Pacquiao talks, Top Rank promoter Bob Arum believes the contract will be signed this week.

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Mayweather wants Pacquiao more than ever

LAS VEGAS—Floyd Mayweather Jr. wants a fight with Manny Pacquiao more than ever, a top Showtime executive said Thursday, and negotiations continue to make the long anticipated bout a reality on May 2.

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