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Bacolod City, Philippines Monday, February 4, 2019
Marcial stops Czech
opponent in Prague

National boxer Eumir Felix Marcial, bucking below zero degrees weather here, scored a sensational third round RSC (Referee Stopped Contest) victory over hometown boy Milos Bartl in the Europe vs. Asia Boxing Tournament at the Prague Hilton Saturday evening.

The strapping Zamboanga middleweight (75 kg) dropped his foe twice, once in the dying seconds of the first round and then again in the third with a sharp left-right combination that forced referee Tomas Smid of the host country to wave the fight off despite protest from Czech boxer.

The 23-year-old Marcial was awarded a beautiful handcrafted trophy made by the famous crystal and glass artisan of Prague.

Harden extends streak

James Harden posted his 26th game with at least 30 points for the third longest streak in NBA history as the Houston Rockets rolled over the Utah Jazz, 125-98, yesterday.

James finished with 43 points to extend his streak and break a tie with legendary Wilt Chamberlain. Hall of Famer Chamberlain also had the two longest streaks in history, runs of 65 and 31. "He has great hands and great anticipation," said Houston coach Mike D'Antoni.

"We ask him to do a lot and he just buckled down and did it tonight.'" Harden added 12 rebounds, six steals, five assists and four blocks. He was 12 of 22 from the field, making four of 12 three-pointers, and made all 15 of his free throws.


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