A global brand, Premier League looks to tend local roots

LONDON - English soccer's Premier League put a fraction of its riches into a scheme to support youth sport on Tuesday, seeking to underline a commitment to local communities its clubs are accused of taking for granted.

Reds' Bailey tosses second career no-hitter

CINCINNATI - Cincinnati pitcher Homer Bailey threw the second no-hitter of his career Tuesday as the Reds blanked the San Francisco Giants 3-0 at Great American Ball Park.

Players face blood tests as UEFA gets tough on doping

Players will undergo blood tests next season as part of UEFA's new anti-doping detection regime in all competitions run by European soccer's governing body.

'Rampage' Jackson graces King of Cage card

MANILA, Philippines - Former Ultimate Fighting Championship king Quinton “Rampage” Jackson will be the main guest when the King of the Cage-Philippines (KOTC-Phl) fires off on Friday night at the Mall of Asia arena in Pasay.

Saludar outpoints Japanese foe

MANILA, Philippines - Rey Saludar pulled off a close win over Japanese Hayashida Syota to kick off Team PLDT-ABAP’s campaign in the 27th Asian Men’s Boxing Championships in Amman, Jordan Monday.

Coaches agree to contract extension with Aces

MANILA, Philippines – The members of the Alaska Aces’ coaching staff have verbally agreed to contract extensions with the team, the Philippine Basketball Association (PBA) website reported Wednesday.

Lisicki, Radwanska into Wimbledon semis

MANILA, Philippines – Sabine Lisicki, the shock winner over Serena Williams in the fourth round, eased into the Wimbledon semi-finals with a win over Kaia Kanepi.

Cuello still determined to win a world title

MANILA, Philippines – Filipino boxer Denver Cuello refuses to give up on his dream of becoming a world champion after coming on the wrong end of a split decision in a championship fight in Dubai.

Sam Perkins in Manila to promote Global Games

MANILA, Philippines – NBA legend Sam Perkins visited Manila to help promote the upcoming NBA pre-season game between the Indiana Pacers and the Houston Rockets this October.

Melindo vows to surprise Estrada on fight night

MANILA, Philippines – Unbeaten Filipino boxer Milan “El Metodico” Melindo is ready to challenge Mexico’s Juan Francisco Estrada for the World Boxing Association and the World Boxing Organization flyweight titles.