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Sports

  • First stage

    Students wave flags as cyclists pass during the first stage of the International Tour de Banyuwangi Ijen 2015 in Banyuwangi, East Java, on Wednesday. As many as 99 cyclists from 25 countries are taking part in the 167-kilometer race from RTH Glenmore to Taman Blambangan. (Antara/Zabur Karuru)

  • Jubilation

    Juventus goalkeeper and captain Gianluigi Buffon (right) celebrates with teammates after winning the UEFA Champions League semi-final first leg football match 2-1 against Real Madrid on Tuesday at the Juventus stadium in Turin, Italy. (AFP/Marco Bertorello)

  • Putting it briefly: Senayan Lions outplay Fez Rebels

    Senayan Lions secured their place in Division 1 next season with an eight-wicket thrashing of Division 2 winners Fez Rebels at GMIS in an elimination round fixture over the weekend.

  • With no ambition and a revolt by fans, Newcastle in freefall

    There was a time when Newcastle owner Mike Ashley gave the impression, in public at least, that he cared about the team and that it was more than just a profit-making offshoot of his sports retail empire.

  • Warriors' Stephen Curry voted NBA's Most Valuable Player

    His voice cracked first. Then, his eyes got red. Finally, Stephen Curry cried.

  • On fire

    Austin Dillon's car catches fire during the Talladega 500 NASCAR Sprint Cup Series auto race at the Talladega Superspeedway, on Sunday, in Talladega, Alabama, the US. (AP/Butch Dill)

  • Celebration

    David Braz of Santos celebrates at the end of the final match of the Sao Paulo State soccer league against Palmeiras in Santos, Brazil, on Sunday. Santos won in a penalty shootout after tying 2-2. (AP/Andre Penner)

  • Welsh rugby player dies after suspected cardiac arrest

    A Welsh international rugby league player has died after suffering a suspected cardiac arrest during a club game.

  • Barcelona faces Bayern, old coach Guardiola in CL semifinal

    Pep Guardiola, the former player who coached Barcelona to 14 titles including two European Cups, makes his highly anticipated return to Camp Nou on Wednesday at the helm of new club Bayern Munich in the Champions League semifinals.

  • Chelsea secures Premier League title with 3 games to spare

    Chelsea won the Premier League for the first time in five years on Sunday, securing the title with three games to spare with a 1-0 victory over Crystal Palace.

  • Sadness, disappointment in Philippines after Pacquiao defeat

    Sadness and disappointment gripped Filipinos after Manny Pacquiao's defeat in his much-anticipated fight against American Floyd Mayweather Jr. but they still considered the boxing icon a national hero.

  • Pacquiao says shoulder injury limited him in Mayweather loss

    Manny Pacquiao said a right shoulder injury prevented him from fighting at his best in his loss to Floyd Mayweather Jr.

  • What will Mayweather and Pacquiao do the day of the fight?

    Manny Pacquiao will get up sometime late Saturday morning in his hotel suite and eat some steamed rice and chicken, washed down with water that his aides make sure is room temperature or warmer.

  • Floyd Mayweather, Manny Pacquiao make weight for megafight

    Floyd Mayweather Jr. and Manny Pacquiao weighed in below the welterweight limit Friday before a packed arena of screaming, singing fans anticipating the landmark bout.

  • Soccer Friday: Injured Southeast Asian pioneer itches for new adventure

    Even though it will be remembered as a groundbreaking stint in the A-League, there is still a lingering sense of what might have been after Safuwan Baharudin’s enforced return to Singapore from Melbourne City.

  • Big club visits good for Asia, says official

    Visits by big European clubs to Asia are good for soccer in the region, a senior Asian official has insisted, dismissing concerns over the trips.

  • McIlroy rallies to survive, Spieth eliminated in Match Play

    Rory McIlroy won the last two holes with birdies to force overtime and beat Billy Horschel on the second extra hole to make it to the weekend of the Match Play Championship.

  • Richest fight ever is also a gold mine for Vegas bookies

    Days before the fight, one Manny Pacquiao believer had already put $500,000 on his man in the MGM Grand sports book.

  • Sao Paulo confirmed as football host in 2016 Olympics

    Olympic organizers have confirmed Sao Paulo as one of the host cities of the football tournament at the 2016 Rio Games.

  • Ready to fight

    Boxers Floyd Mayweather Jr. (left), and Manny Pacquiao pose with a WBC belt during a press conference on Wednesday, in Las Vegas, Nevada, US. Mayweather will face Pacquiao in a welterweight title fight in Las Vegas on Saturday. (AP/John Locher)

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