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NEWS \ Philippine Sports
Today's Date: 4/29/2017


Puerto Rico beats China, 84-76, at World Basketball Championships
ANKARA—China suffered another disappointing day at the World Basketball Championships on Tuesday, letting go of an early lead to fall 84-76 to Puerto Rico.

Jankovic struggles into second round of US Open
NEW YORK—Former world number one Jelena Jankovic, still seeking her first Grand Slam title, struggled past Romania`s 96th-ranked Simona Halep 6-4, 4-6, 7-5 on Tuesday to reach the second round of the US Open.

Pacquiao says Margarito aware of illegal wraps
LOS ANGELES, California, United States--Manny Pacquiao says he believes Antonio Margarito intentionally tried to use illegal hand wraps in his last US fight which resulted in the Mexican boxer being banned from the sport for one year.

Spain eye Euro 2012 treble as major powers rebuild
PARIS, France--Conquerors of Europe and then the world, Spain will be seeking to complete an unprecedented treble when they embark upon their qualifying campaign for the 2012 European Championship in Poland and Ukraine.

Sharapova advances to second round at US Open
NEW YORK, United States--Russian 14th seed Maria Sharapova advanced to the second round of the US Open on Tuesday, outlasting 60th-ranked Jarmila Groth of Australia 4-6, 6-3, 6-1.

US Open: Women’s matches update
NEW YORK - Results of Tuesday`s women`s matches at the US Open tennis championships (x denoes seed):

Nadal wins tough opener in New York
NEW YORK - Top seed Rafael Nadal reached the second round of the US Open on Tuesday with a 7-6 (7/4), 7-6 (7/4), 6-3 win over Teymuraz Gabashvili of Russia.

Son of boxing promoter Arum goes missing
The son of Bob Arum has been reported missing in the mountains near Seattle forcing the international boxing promoter to abandon a three-city promotional tour to help in the search.

Red Lions secure Final Four slot, Stags assured of playoff
(UPDATE) Defending champion San Sebastian came alive in the fourth quarter to carve out a 64-59 come-from-behind victory over Jose Rizal University and assured itself of a playoff in the Final Four race.

So, Laylo rebound, beat rivals in ‘Campomanes’ chess
Filipino grandmasters Wesley So and Darwin Laylo rebounded with victories over their respective rivals to remain in contention in the sixth round of the first former Fide president Florencio Campomanes Memorial Cup chess championships at the Ninoy Aquino Stadium Tuesday night.

Basketball: USA escape in Istanbul thriller
ISTANBUL—The United States narrowly avoided a shock upset at the hands of Group B rivals Brazil to come through 70-68 winners at the World Basketball Championships here on Monday.

Clijsters wobbles but reaches second round at US Open
NEW YORK—Defending champion Kim Clijsters survived a second-set wobble to reach the second round of the US Open on Monday by defeating Greta Arn of Hungary 6-0, 7-5.

Soderling struggles but advances at US Open Origin
NEW YORK, United States--Roger Federer nearly saw the highest-ranked obstacle in his path to the US Open semi-finals eliminated in the first round, but Robin Soderling survived a Monday struggle against a Grand Slam debutante.

Venus Williams into 2nd round at US Open
NEW YORK, United States--Third seed Venus Williams reached the second round of the US Open on Monday by defeating Roberta Vinci of Italy 6-4, 6-1.

Talk ‘N Text suspends trade talk for center, to keep Peek, De Ocampo
Chot Reyes and Talk ’N Text are done with the wheeling and dealing for now, with the Tropang Texters giving up their hunt for a big man and will just await the arrival of Japeth Aguilar.

Vietnamese GM edges So, Zhao zooms in Campomanes chess
Vietnamese Grandmaster Le Quang Liem lived up to his top seeding on Tuesday, besting second-ranked Filipino GM Wesley So in the fifth round of the first Florencio Campomanes Memorial Cup chess championship at the Ninoy Aquino Stadium.

Air21 sign up Baclao, Al Hussaini, Guevarra
Showing its commitment to strengthen the squad weakened by trades last season, the Air21 Express wasted little time in signing up its top three picks in the 2010 PBA Draft.

Athletics: Rudisha sets new 800m world record
Kenya`s David Lekuta Rudisha set a new world record of one minute 41.09 seconds in the 800 meters on Sunday at Berlin`s Olympic Stadium and insisted he can go faster still.

Federer outlasts Fish for fourth Cincinnati crown
World number two Roger Federer won his second ATP Cincinnati Masters crown in a row on Sunday, outlasting American Mardy Fish 6-7 (5/7), 7-6 (7/1), 6-4 for his 63rd career title.

US swimmers claim open water Pan Pacs gold
LONG BEACH—The United States, already dominant in the Pan Pacific Championships pool, closed out the meeting Sunday with victories in the men`s and women`s 10-kilometer open water races.

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