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Lone Filipino Olympian Eager For 2018

At the age of just 17 Michael Christian Martinez is the first Filipino to compete as a figure skater at the Olympics and although he came 20th in the competition that ended on Friday (February 14), he has come a long way in…

NBA gears up for 2014 ALL-STAR GAME

The All-Star break has arrived in the National Basketball Association. Various events which will lead up to the 63rd NBA All-Star game this weekend kicked off Friday in New Orleans; the city had previously hosted the event in 2008 in the…

Yankees’ Jeter says 2014 season will be his last

By Larry Fine NEW YORK Wed Feb 12, 2014 6:55pm EST (Reuters) – New York Yankees shortstop Derek Jeter said on Wednesday he would retire from Major League Baseball at the end of the 2014 season, a decision the 19-year…

Farrington joins the halfpipe gold medal club

By Nick Mulvenney ROSA KHUTOR, Russia Wed Feb 12, 2014 3:36pm EST (Reuters) – American cowgirl Kaitlyn Farrington stunned three former champions to win gold in the women’s snowboarding halfpipe by the narrowest of margins at the Sochi Olympics on…

Qatar promises better welfare for World Cup workers

(Reuters) – Qatar’s 2022 World Cup organizers have said they will penalize contractors who violate the welfare of constructionworkers after the Gulf country was widely criticized over its labor rights record. But the measures, which included detailed standards unveiled by the…

NHL expects ruling on 2018 within six months

By Frank Pingue SOCHI, Russia Tue Feb 11, 2014 10:28am EST (Reuters) – A decision on whether to send National Hockey League players to the 2018 Olympics will be made in about six months, the NHL said on Tuesday. It…

Snowboard star White misses medal, mild weather a worry

By Mike Collett-White SOCHI, Russia Tue Feb 11, 2014 3:27pm EST (Reuters) – American snowboarder Shaun White, one of biggest draws at the Winter Olympics and favorite to win his third straight halfpipe title, bowed out without a medal on…