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Sotto inks 2-year deal with Aussie team

Philippine basketball star Kai Sotto is set to join the Adelaide 36ers of Australia’s National Basketball League (NBL). The 36ers announced yesterday that it agreed on a two-year deal with the seven-foot-three former Ateneo High School center with an option

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Siegemund, Barty clash in Stuttgart

Former Stuttgart champion Laura Siegemund will face world number one Ashleigh Barty of Australia in the second round of the clay-court WTA tournament after seeing off qualifier Mona Barthel on Tuesday. Siegemund, 33, who won the Stuttgart tournament in 2017

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Vaccination of PBA players, staff up

The Philippine Basketball Association is looking to vaccinate everyone from the players and coaches to the league employees before looking to begin its 46th season. PBA board vice chairman Bobby Rosales said on Tuesday the plan has been discussed during

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Federer to play at Roland Garros

Roger Federer confirmed that he will play the French Open at Roland Garros this year having skipped the 2020 edition to recover from knee surgery. “Hi everyone! Happy to let you know that I will play Geneva and Paris. Until

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Diaz qualifies for Olympics

Weightlifter Hidilyn Diaz clinched a spot in the Olympics by participating in the Asian Weightlifting Championship in Tashkent, Uzbekistan on Sunday evening. Diaz, a silver medalist in the 2016 Rio de Janeiro Olympics, barely missed the podium in the Tashkent

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Tsitsipas captures maiden Masters title

Stefanos Tsitsipas crushed Andrey Rublev 6-3, 6-3 on Sunday in a one-sided final in the Monte Carlo Open for his first Masters 1000 title and put his success to “learning to breathe”. The Greek 22-year-old world number five took just

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Virus surges fuel fears 100 days before Olympics

The Olympic flame is on its way across Japan and athletes around the world are ramping up training, but 100 days before Tokyo 2020 opens, organizers still face monumental challenges. Virus surges, including in Japan, are playing havoc with preparations

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Torch relay barred from Osaka roads

The Olympic torch relay will be barred from public roads across Japan’s Osaka region as virus cases there spike, prompting officials to declare a medical emergency, the governor said yesterday. A decision to keep the flame away from public view

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‘Give EO on imported pork tariff a chance’

President Rodrigo Duterte has urged the Senate to reconsider his order on reducing tariff rates on imported pork products, Malacañang said yesterday. Duterte stood firm on his decision to keep Executive Order (EO) 128 that temporarily modifies the rates on

Imported vehicle sales up 7% in Q1

Sales of imported vehicles for the first quarter of the year increased by 7 percent to 15,857 units from 14,554 units sold in the same period in 2020, the Association of Vehicle Importers and Distributors said yesterday. Avid said all

Oil firms to increase prices this week

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EOC amps up plans as Bacolod cases continue to increase – Ang

Intensify. Expand. Maximize. These words sum up the plans tackled during the regular huddle of the Bacolod City Emergency Operations Center cluster heads yesterday. The cluster heads – though some of them are on quarantine themselves – continue to hold

Making daily resolutions

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Bacolod pilot city anew

Mayor Evelio Leonardia said Bacolod is one of the 11 pilot cities of “Act Now for Diabetes”, a project spearheaded by AstraZeneca. Other pilot cities are Manila, Makati, Quezon, Taguig, Pasig, Marikina, Valenzuela, Davao, Iloilo, and Ormoc, a press release