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Fernandez thankful for SEAG assignment

Philippine Sports Commission (PSC) commissioner Ramon Fernandez is grateful to the Philippine Olympic Committee for choosing him to lead the way for the national team in the Southeast Asian (SEA) Games later this year in Hanoi. Appearing in a press

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NBA tightens safety measures vs. Covid

The NBA and its players union updated Covid-19 health and safety protocols on Tuesday, adding tougher new rules in the wake of increasing player cases and game postponements. NBA and National Basketball Players Association officials talked Monday and NBA team

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No spectators for Woods foundation’s PGA event

No spectators will be allowed at next month’s PGA Genesis Invitational at Riviera Country Club due to the ongoing Covid-19 pandemic, tournament officials announced Tuesday. The Los Angeles event, operated by the charity foundation of 15-time major winner Tiger Woods,

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POC to lead volleyball polls

The Fédération Internationale de Volleyball has called on the Philippine Olympic Committee (POC) to hold an election for what would look like a new national sports association for volleyball. POC president Abraham Tolentino said the election is needed to take

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Kenin loses to Sakkari in Abu Dhabi

Australian Open champion Sofia Kenin crashed out of the WTA event in Abu Dhabi, losing in three sets to number nine seed Maria Sakkari in the quarter-finals on Monday. After top seed Kenin took the opening set 6-2, the Greek

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12 Gilas players training for FIBA ACQ Feb window

The Gilas Pilipinas Men resumed the training bubble at the Inspire Sports Academy in Calamba ahead of the final window of the FIBA Asia Cup Qualifiers. On Sunday, 12 players, including a Philippine Basketball Association veteran, entered the “Calambubble” to

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Kenin escapes shock in Abu Dhabi WTA

Top seed Sofia Kenin admitted “being a Grand Slam champion” proved crucial as she saved a match point to reach the quarter-finals of the season-opening Abu Dhabi WTA tournament on Sunday. The defending Australian Open champion defeated 13th-seeded Yulia Putintseva

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2022 PGA Championship pulled from Trump course

The PGA of America pulled the 2022 PGA Championship from the Trump National at Bedminster course in New Jersey on Sunday, days after supporters of President Donald Trump attacked the US Capitol. “The PGA of America Board of Directors voted

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REOPENING. Kabankalan Mayor Pedro Zayco Jr. (center) checks upgrading efforts in preparation for the reopening of the Balicaocao Eco-Park on Jan. 15* Kabankalan PIO photo

Biz registration lower than expected: mayor

BY ADRIAN P. NEMES III It was lower than we expected, Bacolod Mayor Evelio Leonardia said on the decrease of business registration in the city last year compared to 2019. Leonardia said the eight percent reduction was lower compared to

Capitol gives farmers P11M incentives

Negros Occidental Gov. Eugenio Lacson and Vice Gov. Jeffrey Ferrer led the distribution of checks worth a total of P11 million to Negrense farmers, who are beneficiaries of the Quick Turn Around/Early Planting Incentives Project under the Office of the

EB Magalona declares state of calamity

BY GILBERT P. BAYORAN The municipality of EB Magalona is the fourth local government unit to declare a state of calamity, following recent flashfloods that hit eight cities and towns of Negros Occidental. Mayor Marvin Malacon said yesterday that the

20.4-MMT palay harvest target in 2021 achievable

An official of the Department of Agriculture said the 20.4-million metric ton (MMT) “palay” (unhusked rice) harvest target set by the Philippine Statistics Authority this year is achievable. In a virtual presser, Undersecretary Ariel Cayanan said the rice industry achieved

Kenin loses to Sakkari in Abu Dhabi

Australian Open champion Sofia Kenin crashed out of the WTA event in Abu Dhabi, losing in three sets to number nine seed Maria Sakkari in the quarter-finals on Monday. After top seed Kenin took the opening set 6-2, the Greek