Sports News Weekend Roundup (Week of 14 to 20 August 2016)

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Kirstie Alora (L) lost to Moroccan opponent Wiam Dislam (R) (AFP Photo via Inquirer.net)

Kirstie Alora Loses to Moroccan Opponent, Bows Out of Rio Olympics

Filipina taekwondo jin Kirstie Alora comes up short against her Moroccan opponent Wiam Dislam, losing at 5-7 in the women’s repechage for a chance to fight for bronze medal.

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(Photo via Philstar.com)
(Photo via Philstar.com)

Philippine Basketball’s “The Maestro” Baby Dalupan Passes Away

The Philippine basketball community mourns the death of Virgilio “Baby” Dalupan, who passed away at 92. He’s the winningest coach in amateur and professional basketball with 52 championships all in all.

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(AP/Mike Groll)
(AP/Mike Groll)

Solon Seeks Pledges for Hidilyn Diaz’s Cash Incentive

The Philippine House of Representatives led by Zamboanga City Rep. Celso Lobregat has began asking his fellow lawmakers to pledge cash incentive for the triumphant Olympian, weightlifter Hidilyn Diaz, who won silver in Rio, ending the 20-year medal drought of the country.

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