Kings Birthday Honours list 2024: Mark Cavendish awarded knighthood while Graeme Souness and Katherine Sciver-Brunt also honoured

Cyclist Mark Cavendish has been awarded a knighthood in the King’s Birthday Honours. The 39-year-old from the Isle of Man has won a joint-record 34 Tour de France stages and won the world road race title in 2011, the same year he was made an MBE. Cavendish is also a silver medallist in the omnium…

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Bolts force Game 7 with Kings, vow to change script this time

Meralco Bolts’ Bong Quinto during the PBA Philippine Cup semifinals game against Ginebra Gin Kings. –PBA IMAGES Meralco made everyone in the PBA arrange their travel plans after derailing Barangay Ginebra’s march to the Philippine Cup Finals. And with the semifinal series going to the limit and the deciding seventh game set on Friday in…

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Gin Kings take first of two closeout chances

Chris Banchero (with ball) and the Bolts hope to hold on better to lead this time around. —PBA IMAGES Barangay Ginebra has won two straight games against Meralco in their PBA Philippine Cup semifinal series, and the crowd darlings intend to keep their streaking ways knowing all too well what lies beyond. The Gin Kings…

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Kings, in typical style, rally to trim Bolts for 3-2 lead

Christian Standhardinger (center) pops out a pass to an open teammate. —PBA IMAGES From enduring the midweek misery in Cavite, Barangay Ginebra is suddenly feeling the excitement of being close to getting back to the PBA’s biggest stage. And the way the Gin Kings won two in a row, capped by Sunday’s pivotal Game 5…

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Beermen go for imposing 3-0 lead; Gin Kings, Bolts break 1-1 tie

San Miguel coach Jorge Gallent and the Beermen in the PBA Philippine Cup. –MARLO CUETO/INQUIRER.net As much as they have proven to be heads and shoulders above everyone else at this point of the PBA Philippine Cup semifinals, coach Jorge Gallent insists that his San Miguel Beermen can’t take any shortcuts in the process of…

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Bolts find jolt of energy late, rekindle rivalry with Gin Kings

Chris Banchero (No. 6) shone as Meralco ousted NLEX. —PBA IMAGES Whatever struggles Meralco had earlier in the PBA Philippine Cup feels like a distant memory now. The Bolts, after opening the crown jewel tournament with a 1-3 win-loss record, have now won five straight games. Their current winning streak features a tough victory over…

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Knockout Kings: The Greatest Boxing Matches of All Time

In the world of boxing, there have been countless historic matches that have captivated audiences and solidified the legacies of some of the greatest fighters of all time. From the golden age of heavyweight boxing in the 1970s to the rise of global superstars in the modern era, the sport has produced some unforgettable moments…

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Cone looks to Cu, next man as injury bug bites Kings anew

FILE PHOTO–Ginebra coach Tim Cone. –PBA IMAGES Can’t blame Barangay Ginebra if scraping past a hard-fighting NorthPort squad on Sunday night hardly felt like a win. The crowd darlings pulled out a 95-88 win in a Philippine Basketball Association (PBA) Philippine Cup showdown at Ninoy Aquino Stadium in Malate, Manila, but saw one of its…

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NBA: Knicks come back from 21 points to beat Kings, end skid

New York Knicks’ Jalen Brunson, right, steals the ball from Sacramento Kings’ Domantas Sabonis during the first half of an NBA basketball game Thursday, April 4, 2024, in New York. (AP Photo/Frank Franklin II) NEW YORK — Jalen Brunson had 35 points and 11 assists, Josh Hart scored a season-high 31 points and the New…

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LA Tenorio: Loss to Bolts, Scottie Thompson injury forced Kings to dig deep

Japeth Aguilar (middle) of Barangay Ginebra gets struck down by the double team of Magnolia’s Ian Sangalang (left) and Calvin Abueva. —PHOTOS BY AUGUST DELA CRUZ An embarrassing loss to a traditional victim and the continued absence of its ace playmaker, in a way, turned out fortuitous for Barangay Ginebra, according to its elder statesman…

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