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Just 2 PH pugs to Rio: Marcial blows bid

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Felix Eumir Marcial bowed out of the race to the Rio de Janeiro Olympics on Saturday night, June 18, leaving the Philippines with only two pugs for the Summer Games.

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Pacquiao has until May 27 to decide on Olympics bid

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Manny Pacquiao has less than a week to make up his mind if he wants to join the Philippine contingent for the 2016 Rio Olympics.

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Filipino teen Chezka Centeno rules 9-Ball tilt in Taipei

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Filipino teen Chezka Centeno stunned decorated veteran Kelly Fisher of England, 11-8, to win the title in the Amway eSpring International 9-Ball Championship Sunday, June 19, at Banqiao Gymnasium in Taipei.

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PH boxing team hires Donaire Sr. as ‘foreign coach’

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Veteran trainer Nonito Donaire Sr. has been tapped to serve as the national boxing team’s “foreign coach” for the Rio Olympics.

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Sweetest NBA title for LeBron James, Cavaliers

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OAKLAND, California -- LeBron James cradled the shiny gold trophy and struggled to sum up what might be his sweetest championship yet, the one he is so proudly bringing home to his native northeast Ohio just as he promised to do when he returned to the Cavaliers two summers ago.

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Rio dream still alive for Alkhaldi, Lacuna

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Swimmers Jasmine Alkhaldi, Jessie Khing Lacuna and Joshua Hall have until the end of June to meet the standard qualifying clockings for another tour of duty in the Olympics.

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UFC’s Dodson proud of Filipino roots, wants to fight in Manila

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Bantamweight John Dodson is hopeful to fill the gaps left by Mark Muñoz in the Ultimate Fighting Championship.

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Olympian Lariba finds inspiration in Athlete of the Year award

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Call Ian Lariba a trailblazer. At just 21 years old, the La Sallian paddler became first Filipino to qualify for the Olympics in table tennis.

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Asians in US are healthier than most Americans, study finds

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SAN FRANCISCO - Asian Americans are healthier than other U.S. adults, according to federal health survey. Compared with other Americans, most Asian Americans also are less likely to report their health conditions or serious psychological problems, according the report cited by Healthday.com.

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Heavier is now ‘healthier’ than in 1970s - study

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MIAMI -- Being on the heavier side may not be as dangerous as it was in the 1970s, at least when it comes to the risk of dying, according to a study May 10.

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