Sports News Weekend Roundup (Week of July 17 to 23, 2016)

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Edwin Cray at the SEA Games (Photo via Philippine Daily Inquirer)
Edwin Cray at the SEA Games (Photo via Philippine Daily Inquirer)

What Are Fil-Am Eric Cray’s Chances for a Medal in Rio?

Inquirer reports: “The fastest man in Southeast Asia is just a fraction of a second away from reaching the podium in the men’s 400m hurdles in the Games with his 48.98-second clocking.”

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Joshua Sinclair from Batang Gilas (via Fiba.com)
Joshua Sinclair from Batang Gilas (via Fiba.com)

Philippines Defeats Iraq to Remain Competitive in Fiba Asia U-18

Batang Gilas got back on the winning track after losing to Chinese Taipei in their opening game, by defeating Iraq last Saturday, 96-79, in Fiba Asia U-18 Championship in Tehran, Iran.

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Dr. Ferdinand Brawner (via Rappler.com)
Dr. Ferdinand Brawner (via Rappler.com)

PH Olympians Receive Briefing on Zika

On July 18, Dr. Ferdinand Brawner of the PH Olympic delegation gave counter-measures on health to the athletes, coaches and officials. “In Brazil right now, a lot of what is being talked about is preventive medicine. The primary concern is the Zika virus that is transmitted by mosquitoes. The symptoms between dengue and Zika are the same except that the intensity is greater for dengue.”

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