Carlo Bumina-ang recalls tough journey as ONE debut nears

ONE Championship fighter Carlo Bumina-ang of Team Lakay. –CONTRIBUTED PHOTO With his ONE Championship debut drawing closer, Carlo Bumina-ang is eager to test his mettle against the best after his challenging journey to be officially part of the promotion. Bumina-ang steps on the cage against Asa Ten Pow in a bantamweight clash at ONE Fight…

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Alas women draw tough first FIVB assignment

Alas Pilipinas during a VNL meet and greet at Mall of Asia Arena.–MARLO CUETO/INQUIRER.net The popular Alas Pilipinas national women’s volleyball team returns to action next week, and right off the bat, the squad will be playing a do-or-die game against a formidable foe in Vietnam when the FIVB Challenger Cup gets off the ground…

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Xander Schauffele: Rory McIlroy in ‘tough spot’ after US Open heartbreak due to intense microscope | Golf News

As someone who has held the unofficial title of ‘best player yet to win a major’, Xander Schauffele can empathise with Rory McIlroy’s decision not to compete at this week’s Travelers Championship. On the heels of missing a pair of short putts over the final three holes on Sunday to finish second by a stroke…

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Abalos salvages fourth in tough US Kids Euro tilt

Celine Abalos proudly displays her fourth-place trophy. CONTRIBUTED PHOTO Seeing action as one of the youngest in the centerpiece 15-18 division for girls and playing sick from the second round on, the Philippines’ Celine Abalos closed out with a four-over-par 76 on Thursday to finish fourth in the prestigious US Kids European Championship at the…

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Charles Schwab Challenge: Tough start for Scottie Scheffler as Charley Hoffman leads after first round | Golf News

Charley Hoffman carded a bogey-free 65 to claim a one-shot lead after the first round of the Charles Schwab Challenge. The 47-year-old American made the best of the blustery conditions at Colonial Country Club in Fort Worth, birdieing two of his first three holes to get off to a strong start. He added further birdies…

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Tough Terrafirma series ‘good grind’ for San Miguel

Coach Jorge Gallent during a huddle with the San Miguel Beermen in the PBA Philippine Cup quarterfinals against Terrafirma Dyip. –PBA IMAGES San Miguel Beer coach Jorge Gallent agrees that surviving Terrafirma may bode well for his talent-laden lineup now that it goes to the semifinals of the PBA Philippine Cup facing another underdog in…

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As Creamline nears PVL title, Jema Galanza recalls tough road

Creamline Cool Smashers’ Jema Galanza in the PVL All-Filipino Finals game against Choco Mucho Flying Titans. –MARLO CUETO/INQUIRER.net MANILA, Philippines — Capturing their fourth consecutive PVL All-Filipino Conference championship would be extra special for Jema Galanza after a challenging campaign for the Creamline Cool Smashers. Galanza, who sizzled in the semifinal round, continued to rise…

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Elina Svitolina says war at home in Ukraine has made playing tennis ‘really tough’ | Tennis News

Elina Svitolina says competing amid the ongoing war in Ukraine has been difficult, telling the Sky Sports Tennis Podcast that news from her home country “makes me cry”. Svitolina’s family has been affected by the war in Ukraine, with her grandmother – who she remains in constant contact with – still based in her hometown…

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Thomas Frank exclusive interview: Brentford head coach says Bees’ tough season is a reminder of football’s brutality | Football News

Thomas Frank is in a jovial mood as he leaves his press conference and walks through to a back room at Brentford’s Jersey Road training ground for his sit-down with Sky Sports. The camera operator asks him to say a few words to ensure his microphone is working correctly. “Soon we need some sun so…

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Chery Tiggo gets semis spot with tough win over Galeries

Eya Laure and the Chery Tiggo Crossovers in a PVL All-Filipino Conference game. –MARLO CUETO/INQUIRER.net MANILA, Philippines–Chery Tiggo notched its seventh consecutive win in the PVL All-Filipino Conference and along with it a ticket to the semifinals. The Crossovers survived the gallant stand of Galeries Tower, 26-24, 23-25, 19-25, 25-12, 15-9, on Thursday at PhilSports…

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