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Pacquiao retires from boxing

By Ivan Stewart Saldajeno   Filipino boxing legend Manny Pacquiao (Photo from Pacquiao’s Facebook page) MANILA (Philippines News Agency) – Manny Pacquiao, the only eight-division champion in boxing history, has officially called it a career in boxing after announcing his retirement from the sport on Wednesday. In a 14-minute video, the 42-year-old Pacquiao said “goodbye boxing,” signaling an … Continue reading

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EJ Obiena breaks Asian pole vault record for gold

By Ivan Stewart Saldajeno   Filipino pole vault start Ernest John “EJ” Obiena (File photo) MANILA (Philippines News Agency) – Ernest John “EJ” Obiena has reset the Asian record for the highest leap in pole vault en route to capturing the gold medal in the Golden Roof Challenge in Austria early Sunday (Philippine Time). Obiena breached past 5.93 … Continue reading

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Emma Raducanu wins 2021 US Open in her first Grand Slam title

  ANKARA (Anadolu/PNA)– Emma Raducanu, the hope of British tennis, won the 2021 US Open women’s singles title on Saturday, her first Grand Slam championship. Raducanu, 18, beat her 19-year-old Fil-Canadian opponent, Leylah Fernandez, in straight sets 6-4, 6-3 in the all-teen final at Arthur Ashe Stadium in New York City. Near the end of the … Continue reading

US Open to see all-teen final in women’s singles
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US Open to see all-teen final in women’s singles

  ANKARA (Anadolu/PNA) – The 2021 US Open will see an all-teenage final in women’s singles as 18-year-old Emma Raducanu will play against 19-year-old Leylah Fernandez on Saturday. UK’s Raducanu beat Greek 17th seed Maria Sakkari 6-1, 6-4 on Thursday in the semifinal held at Arthur Ashe Stadium. Earlier in the day, Fil-Canadian Fernandez booked her … Continue reading

Fil-Canadian teen Fernandez makes US Open quarterfinals
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Fil-Canadian teen Fernandez makes US Open quarterfinals

  ANKARA (Anadolu/PNA) – Canadian teenage tennis player Leylah Fernandez reached her first Grand Slam quarterfinal, eliminating 2016 champion Angelique Kerber in the US Open round four match on Sunday. Fernandez, 19, beat her 33-year-old German opponent 2-1 with sets of 4-6, 7-6 (7-5), 6-2 at Louis Armstrong Stadium, New York City. The Canadian player previously … Continue reading

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PSC lauds Tokyo Paralympians

  Philippine Sports Commission Chairman William “Butch” Ramirez (File photo) MANILA – Philippine Sports Commission (PSC) Chairman William “Butch” Ramirez and the PSC Commissioners thanked all of the six Filipino Paralympians, coaches, officials, and support staff after the delegation wrapped up its Tokyo Paralympic Games campaign Sunday. “They were exceptional and dedicated Paralympians caught in a pandemic. … Continue reading