Neymar reaches milestone but PSG held ahead of Man Utd showdown

Agence France Presse 11/29/2020

Neymar scored his 50th league goal for Paris Saint-Germain but warned the Ligue 1 leaders needed to improve quickly as they prepared for a crunch European clash with Manchester United by drawing 2-2 with Bordeaux on Saturday.…

Pele mourns Maradona: ‘I hope we’ll play together in the sky’

Agence France Presse 11/26/2020

SAO PAULO, Brazil  – Brazilian football great Pele mourned his fellow legend Diego Maradona after the Argentine died Wednesday, saying he hoped they would “play together in the sky” one day. “Sad news today. I have lost…

Meralco, TNT force decider

Denison Rey A. Dalupang 11/26/2020

They say the greatest two words in sports are “Game Seven.” For a Meralco squad that faced the end of its season twice in the stretch, Game 5 sounds just as sweet. The Bolts, after all, have…

Yong Larrazabal launches virtual race for typhoon victims

Mars G. Alison 11/24/2020

Talisay City, Cebu — As part of its tradition, the Run for Sight Foundation headed by Dr. Potenciano “Yong” S.D Larrazabal, III, will spearhead the “iRun for Luzon” which is a virtual race for a cause whose…

Ronaldo double lifts Juve, Atalanta stall before Liverpool trip

Agence France Presse 11/22/2020

Cristiano Ronaldo scored his third brace in five games as champions Juventus moved up to second place in Serie A on Saturday with a 2-0 win over Cagliari in Turin. Andrea Pirlo’s side are one point behind…

Figueiredo defends title, submits Perez in Round 1

Reuters 11/22/2020

Saturday night’s UFC 255 was a flyweight division showcase, as both the men’s and women’s 125-pound champions defended their titles at the UFC Apex in Las Vegas. In the evening’s main event, Deiveson Figueiredo (20-1) lent credence…

Medvedev beats Nadal to set up Thiem title match at ATP Finals

Agence France Presse 11/22/2020

Daniil Medvedev sent Rafael Nadal packing after a grueling slugfest at the ATP Finals in London on Saturday to set up a title match against Novak Djokovic’s conqueror Dominic Thiem. The Spanish world number two, who has…

Nadal overpowers Tsitsipas to reach ATP semis

Reuters 11/20/2020

LONDON—Rafa Nadal’s hopes of winning the year-ending ATP Finals for the first time live on after the Spaniard beat defending champion Stefanos Tsitsipas 6-4 4-6 6-2 on Thursday. The last round-robin match in the London Group had…

NBA champion Lakers face ‘balancing act’ in fast-approaching season

11/20/2020

Los Angeles, United States—The quick turnaround from the Los Angeles Lakers’ NBA triumph in October mean the team will face a “balancing act” in keeping veteran superstar LeBron James at his best, Lakers vice president Rob Pelinka…

Thompson out for season after torn Achilles: Warriors

11/20/2020

San Francisco, United States—Golden State Warriors star Klay Thompson was ruled out of the entire 2020-2021 season after suffering a torn Achilles tendon, the team said Thursday, in a shattering blow to the five-time All-Star who was…

Messi says I’m tired of being blamed for everything at Barcelona

Reuters 11/19/2020

A frustrated Lionel Messi said he is tired of being blamed for problems at Barcelona after he was accused by Antoine Griezmann’s former agent of making life difficult for the French striker at the La Liga club.…

Djokovic says he has mixed feelings about ending 2020 as No. 1

Reuters 11/16/2020

Novak Djokovic has said he had mixed feelings about ending a “strange year” as the world number one for a sixth time after the season was hit hard by the novel coronavirus pandemic. Djokovic won a record-extending…

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