Canada’s Auger-Aliassime, Hurkacz win men’s doubles title at Paris Masters

PARIS — Canada’s Felix Auger-Aliassime and Poland’s Hubert Hurkacz defeated Brazil’s Bruno Soares and Croatia’s Mate Pavic 6-7 (3), 7-6 (7), 10-2 on Sunday to win the men’s doubles title at the Paris Masters.

The unseeded duo defeated four seeded teams en route to their first title together.

Auger-Aliassime, from Montreal, and Hurkacz saved five match points before completing the victory over their second-seeded opponents.

Auger-Aliassime and Hurkacz reached the quarterfinals at the ABN AMRO World Tennis Tournament last February in their team debut.

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PBA: San Miguel takes down top seed Ginebra

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MANILA, Philippines — Defending champion San Miguel Beer pulled away in the second quarter en route to an 81-66 win over Barangay Ginebra in the PBA Philippine Cup Sunday night at AUF Sports Arena & Cultural Center in Angeles, Pampanga.

The Beermen zoomed to a 19-point lead in the second period after a tight opening quarter and never looked back for a masterful win over the top-seeded Gin Kings.

Moala Tautuaa muscled his way to an efficient 20-point night that went with 11 rebounds and a block.

The 6-foot-8 big man had a field day, missing just four of his 12 attempts on the floor.

Guard Chris Ross also notched a double-double with 11 points and 14 rebounds with four assists and four steals to boot as the Beermen improved to 6-4 and created a four-way tie in fourth place.

The closest the Gin Kings came in the second half was within nine, 57-66, early in the final frame, but the Beermen were quick to restore order as Ross and Tatuaa made timely baskets to douse any hopes of a comeback.

Scottie Thompson flirted with a triple-double, collecting 12 points, nine rebounds and 10 assists, but Ginebra couldn’t get much production from its other usual hitters with Stanley Pringle and LA Tenorio struggling.

The Gin Kings had their three-game winning snapped as they settled into a first-place tie with TNT at 7-3.


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LOOK: Iza Calzado shows fit figure months after beating COVID-19

Iza Calzado is back in fighting form after she battled the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) in March.

The actress, wearing a black sports bra and leggings, showed off her toned figure while hanging on to gymnastic rings, as seen in her Instagram post on Friday, Nov. 6.

Compliments poured in from fellow celebs. “Skinny legend,” wrote Isabelle Daza. Bea Alonzo called her “sexy” while Ruffa Gutierrez had heart-eyes emoji for the “hottie.”

Calzado has been a constant health and fitness buff, which is also why her COVID-19 diagnosis came as a surprise to many. The “Ang Sa Iyo Ay akin” star suffered from pneumonia and had to be hospitalized prior to her recovery.

She said part of what helped her fight the disease was a “good mindset.” The actress has since been using her platform to share lessons learned from her experience, like advocating for better healthcare access. JB

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