Williams, Čilić to defend US Open singles titles

Serena Williams shoots for history as she looks to complete a calendar year Grand Slam, while Marin Čilić wants to double his Grand Slam trophy collection as they defend their respective singles titles at the US Open on September 1-14, Philippine time.

Aside from a chronological Grand Slam, Williams is also on track to tie Steffi Graf-Agassi in the all-time Grand Slam champions list as well as a fourth consecutive title in Flushing Meadows, New York. Out to challenge the 33-year old Florida native are Simona Halep, Maria Sharapova, Caroline Wozniacki, Petra Kvitová, Lucie Šafářová, Ana Ivanovic, Garbiñe Muguruza, and Angelique Kerber.

Things won’t be easy as well for Čilić as men’s singles world number one and 2015 Australian Open and Wimbledon winner Novak Djokovic is out grab his third Grand Slam of the year, while Stan Wawrinka plans to add on to his victory at the French Open. Others who might pose as a threat include Roger Federer, Andy Murray, Nishikori Kei, Tomáš Berdych, David Ferrer, and Rafael Nadal.

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Max Holloway vs Charles Oliveira spearheads UFC Fight Night this weekend

Featherweight MMA fighters Max Holloway and Charles Oliveira will be under the spotlight as they headline UFC Fight Night at the SaskTel Centre in Saskatoon, Canada this weekend.

Fifth-ranked Holloway boasts of a 13-3 win-loss card with seven of his victories via stoppages. His conquests include Cub Swanson, who he submitted with a guillotine choke, and Cole Miller.

Meanwhile, 25-year old Brazilian Oliveira already has 25 bouts under his belt, his record currently stands at 20-4 and one no contest. His most recent victory is against Nik Lentz, who he beat via guillotine choke in the undercard of the UFC Fight Night in Brazil on May 30.

Other bouts in the main card are the following:
Erick Silva vs Neil Magny (welterweight)
Patrick Côté vs Josh Burkman (welterweight)
Chad Laprise vs Francisco Trinaldo (lighweight)
Olivier Aubin-Mercier vs Tony Sims (lightweight)
Maryna Moroz vs Valérie Létourneau (strawweight)

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Serie A, La Liga season kick off this weekend

Two of the biggest top flight football leagues in Europe, Italy’s Serie A and Spain’s La Liga, kick off with their respective new seasons this weekend.

Contrary to popular belief, La Liga is far from a two-club contest. Although Barcelona dominated the competition last season by completing a treble, another Spanish club in Sevilla topped the UEFA Europa League. Meanwhile, Copa del Rey runnerup Athletic Bilbao ran roughshod over Barça at the 2015 Supercopa de España.

Over in Italy, Juventus was one UEFA Champions League victory away from a treble. Alas, the Turin-based club succumbed to the rampaging blue and red squad from Spain. Le Zebre will unearth a new era starting this season as statesman Andrea Pirlo played his final match for the club.

Catch Serie A matches on beIN Sports. Odds for Serie A and La Liga matches are available on WWW.MSW.PH

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Belgian Grand Prix starts off 2015 Formula 1 season second half

The 2015 Formula 1 season resumes with the Shell Belgian Grand Prix on Sunday at the Circuit de Spa-Francorchamps.

Mercedes leads the constructors championship standings at the halfway point with 383 points. Ferrari is the closest pursuer with 236.

Teammates Lewis Hamilton and Nico Rosberg are one-two in the driver standings with 202 and 181 points, respectively. Nico Rosberg of Ferrari, the only other driver to have won a race aside from the two frontrunners, is running third with 160.

Catch the practice sessions, qualifying, and the race proper live on Fox Sports. Odds for the race are available on WWW.MSW.PH

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McIlroy sets to defend PGA Championship crown

Rory McIlroy returns to action as he defends the PGA Championship at Whistling Straits in Haven, Wisconsin on August 14-17. A win by the 26-year old Irish will net him his third tournament trophy and his fifth Major title.

Aside from McIlroy, the field includes 2015 Masters Tournament and 2015 US Open victor Jordan Spieth and The Open Championship 2015 champ Zach Johnson. Odds for this tourney is available on WWW.MSW.PH

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Barcelona, Sevilla in all-Spain tossup at 2015 UEFA Super Cup

La Liga clubs Barcelona and two-time reigning UEFA Europa League champion Sevilla clash this Wednesday early morning, Philippine time, for the UEFA Super Cup.

A year ago, Sevilla was defeated by Real Madrid, 0-2, as Los Blancos put the cherry on top of the “La Décima” cake. This time it will be other half of the famed El Clásico rivalry that the Sevillistas will go up against at the Boris Paichadze Dinamo Arena in Tbilisi, Georgia.

A victory by Barça will tie them with AC Milan with five Super Cups. This also marks the 12th occasion a Spanish team will bring home the trophy.

Odds for this match are available on WWW.MSW.PH

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PSG leads way in new Ligue 1 season

Last season, Paris Saint-Germain did the improbable by becoming the first club to sweep all major domestic competitions in France. Aside from topping Ligue 1, the club also won the Coupe de France, Coupe de la Ligue, and the Trophée des Champions.

With manager Laurent Blanc at the helm, PSG is tasked to repeat the feat with strikers of Zlatan Ibrahimović and Edinson Cavani, captain Thiago Silva, defenders Gregory van der Wiel and David Luiz, and midfielder Angel di Maria.

Paris already started off the season by beating Olympique Lyonnais, 2-0, at the Trophée des Champions last weekend. Will the fortune continue for Paris SG?

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