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Trump eager for world final vs. O’Sullivan

Judd Trump said he hoped he could still play in a World Championship final against Ronnie O’Sullivan after advancing into the last eight of this year’s edition on Monday. Six-time world champion O’Sullivan, 45, is already out following a shock

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Ochosa passes away

The Philippine boxing and baseball communities expressed deep sadness on Monday night after one of the well-known personalities in said sports passed away. Longtime boxing analyst Mike Ochosa, who was also known for his contributions in youth baseball, succumbed to

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Gilas resumes training

Gilas Pilipinas is set to return to training after the release of clearance from the Inter-Agency Task Force for the Management of Emerging Infectious Diseases. Headlining those who are called up for training are special Philippine Basketball Association Gilas draft

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Nadal wins 12th Barcelona title

Rafael Nadal saved a championship point to beat Stefanos Tsitsipas 6-4, 6-7 (6/8), 7-5 on Sunday and claim a 12th Barcelona Open title in the ATP’s longest match of 2021. The Spaniard secured his first title of the year and

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Former SEA Games champ Basadre passes away

The Association of Boxing Alliances in the Philippines is saddened about the sudden passing of former Southeast Asian (SEA) Games gold medalist Genebert Basadre. Ed Picson, ABAP’s secretary general, confirmed Basadre’s death on Sunday night. Basadre was 37 years old.

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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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Bacolod fire victims receive additional aid

BY ADRIAN P. NEMES III Fire victims of Purok Neptune in Brgy. Singcang Airport, Bacolod City, received about P400,00 in cash aid from President Rodrigo Duterte and Senator Christopher Lawrence Go on Wednesday. The 61 affected families each received P2,000

‘Well-funded’ – NBI on killing of Cui

BY GILBERT P. BAYORAN The killing of provincial consultant Mariano Antonio “Marton” Cui on April 12 in San Carlos City, Negros Occidental, was well-funded, lawyer Renoir Baldovino, head of the National Bureau of Investigation-Bacolod Field Office, said. While it is

A Many-Splendored Thing

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Photo of the Day

NO WATER. An employee of Baciwa-Primewater replacing the 12″ diameter valve in Handumanan that resulted in water service interruption affecting more than 30 areas in Bacolod City starting yesterday morning* Baciwa-Primewater FB photo

Ombudsman junks graft charges vs. Bing, 2 others

BY ADRIAN P. NEMES III After more than a decade, the Office of the Ombudsman finally dismissed the criminal charges for malversation of funds and graft and corruption filed against Bacolod Mayor Evelio “Bing” Leonardia and two other former City

Burning question

The other day, my wife was complaining about the stink coming from someone burning trash in the neighborhood, which, based on the intensity, was probably being done right beside our property. The strong, acrid smell of leaves burning had become