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Pele’s replacement in lighting cauldron

After Pele relinquished his starring role in the opening ceremony in slightly mysterious circumstances, marathon runner Vanderlei de Lima only had an hour’s notice that he would carry the flame to light the Olympic cauldron on Friday.

Venus finds Olympic tennis no Samba Pa Ti

When Venus Williams pushed one last forehand long to lose in the first round for the first time in her record five Olympic singles tournaments, her opponent celebrated as if having claimed a gold medal, dropping down on the green hard court to plant a kiss on the white five-ring logo.

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US dominates China

Durant picked up right where he left off in the 2012 Olympics with 25 points, and the US men’s basketball team routed China 119-62 on Saturday night in its opening game.

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3 PH athletes take  a beating on Day 1 of Olympic Games

A stunning setback in boxing sent the Philippine Olympic team reeling on the first day of its campaign in the Rio Olympics which also saw two other Filipino athletes fail miserably in their outings on Saturday held at the Riocentro Pavillion.

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Fil-American Eric Cray vowed to put on a good show in Rio and hoped to make it to the finals of the men’s 400m hurdles in his first Olympics.

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The Philippines kicks off its campaign in the Rio Olympics on three fronts Saturday with a young table tennis player, a dedicated swimmer and a seasoned boxer hoping to provide the spark for the 13-strong delegation

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