Boxer pleads not guilty in slay of lover

Puerto Rican former Olympic boxer Felix Verdejo pleaded not guilty Tuesday to the killing of his pregnant lover and their unborn child, in a case that has fanned outrage over violence against women in the US territory. Verdejo entered his


Mandaue wins VisMin Cup Visayas

Mandaue defied the odds and won the championship of the Pilipinas VisMin Super Cup Visayas leg. Mandaue clinched the best-of-three series on Sunday night after pipping Talisay, 89-75, at the Alcantara Civic Center in Cebu. Down by as much as


2nd Madrid Open title for Zverev

Alexander Zverev recovered from a set down to defeat Matteo Berrettini 6-7 (8/10), 6-4, 6-3 and win the Madrid Open for a second time Sunday as he clinched a fourth Masters 1000 title. The German fifth seed recorded his third


8th Pinoy nails Olympic berth

Rower Cris Nievarez became the eighth Filipino who will see action in this year’s Tokyo Olympics. The Philippine Rowing Association confirmed the development yesterday. “We are happy to share that the Philippine Rowing Association received confirmation from World Rowing that


PH rowing team vying for Olympic slots

The national rowing team starts its campaign in the 2021 World Rowing Asian-Oceanian Olympic Qualification Regatta in Tokyo, Japan yesterday with a thank you to the Philippine Sports Commission for supporting their efforts for Olympic slots. PSC chairman William “Butch”


Garcia wins PCAP best player plum

International Master Jem Garcia has been named the PCAP All-Filipino Cup Best Player of the Conference award Sunday night after a sensational stint during the recently concluded inaugural tournament of the premier professional chess league. Garcia was among the revelations


Dumaguete wins over Tabogon in VisMin Cup

Dumaguete survived a fourth quarter blast from Tabogon and held on to a 67-65 overtime win in their knockout Pilipinas VisMin Super Cup playoff game Saturday night at the Alcantara Civic Center in Cebu. The fifth seeded Warriors got the


Barty, Swiatek set up Madrid clash

The last two women’s French Open champions will meet at the Madrid Open after Ashleigh Barty and Iga Swiatek both made it through to the third round on Saturday. World number one Barty survived a scare to beat Tamara Zidansek

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Negros Occidental remains ASF-free: Lacson

BY GILBERT P. BAYORAN/ADRIAN P. NEMES III Negros Occidental remains free of the African swine fever, Governor Eugenio Jose Lacson said yesterday. Lacson said the ASF task force, which is now on its second year of existence, succeeded in prevention

Duterte’s performance 8 out of 10: NegOcc dads

BY GILBERT P. BAYORAN/ADRIAN P. NEMES III From a scale of one to 10, the five years performance of Rodrigo Duterte as president got a rating of 8 from Negros Occidental officials. Giving him a performance rating of 8, Governor

Bacolod Eagles Club marks 2nd anniversary

The Fraternal Order of Eagles (Philippine Eagles), with its local chapter, the Bacolod Eagles Club, will celebrate their second anniversary on August 4, and has lined up a series of activities, its press release said. These include a mass, caravan

Covid hits prov’l incident mgmt team head

BY GILBERT P. BAYORAN Provincial Incident Management Team head Zeaphard Gerhart Caelian again tested positive for Covid-19. Caelian said yesterday that he experienced fever on July 23, and this prompted him to isolate and undergo swab testing on Monday that

Silay mayor supports Sara for president

Silay City Mayor Mark Golez (center) joins members of the Alliance Broadcasting Committee in supporting mounting calls for presidential daughter Sara Duterte-Carpio to run for president in next year’s election*