SPORTS NEWS WEEKEND ROUNDUP (WEEK OF 20 to 26 SEPTEMBER 2015)

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Gilas Pilipinas Ends First Round on a High Note

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Baldwin in Gilas Huddle | Photo from FIBA via interaskyon.com
With a win against Kuwait to end the first round of eliminations, the Philippine men’s national basketball team hopes to carry its momentum to the next round, facing much tougher squads in Japan, India, and defending champion Iran.
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 Fil-Aussie Golfer Jason Day Becomes World No. 1

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Screencap from espn.go.com video
ESPN writes: “The world’s newest No. 1-ranked player overcame the loss of his father at a young age and rose from poverty to attain his current success. If you’re into the whole “athletes as role models” idea, you could do a lot worse than choosing Day as an example for certain standards.”
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Tennis Ace Clarice Patrimonio Wins First PCA Open Title

Clarice Patrimonio | Photo by June Navarro via Inquirer.net
Clarice Patrimonio | Photo by June Navarro via Inquirer.net
Top seed Clarice Patrimonio defeated Maia Balce at the finals of the Philippine Columbian Association-Cebuana Lhuillier Open championships, winning her first ever women’s singles title after finishing runner up in 2013.
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