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Start of SEA Games training discussed

A waiting game ensued as to when the national athletes can finally begin their training for the 31st Southeast Asian (SEA) Games set to be held in Hanoi, Vietnam from Nov. 21 to Dec. 2 this year. But Philippine Sports

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Irving says he needed a pause

Kyrie Irving returned to the Brooklyn Nets on Tuesday after missing the NBA club’s past seven games, saying he “just needed a pause” due to personal issues. Irving practiced with the Nets on Tuesday and coach Steve Nash said he

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Djokovic hit, Australian Open tensions run high

Australia’s Nick Kyrgios dismissed world number one Novak Djokovic as a “tool” as a backlash grew against tennis players flown in for the Australian Open during a raging pandemic. Kyrgios joined a wave of criticism of the Serb for reportedly

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Fight sport athletes in ‘Calambubble’ 99% complete

Almost everyone called up to the national team training for three combat sports are now at the Inspire Sports Academy in Calamba City in Laguna, Philippine Sports Institute national training director Marc Velasco said yesterday. During the Philippine Sportswriters Association

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Suga vows to go ahead with Olympics

The Japanese Diet opened yesterday with Prime Minister Yoshihide Suga vowing to go ahead with preparations to hold the Tokyo Olympics this summer, in the face of growing public opposition amid a surge in coronavirus infections across the country. In

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Tennis tactics for Aussie isolation

From bitter social media posts to workouts using mattresses as hitting partners, dozens of the world’s best tennis players confined to Australian hotels for two weeks are dealing with their confinement in contrasting ways. The Australian Open in Melbourne has

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Nadal hits 800 straight weeks in ATP Top 10

Rafael Nadal yesterday became the first player to be ranked in the ATP top 10 for 800 consecutive weeks, a run spanning more than 15 years. The world number two broke Jimmy Connors’ previous record of 789 straight weeks in

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Pringle best player of 2020 PBA Cup

Stanley Pringle put a cherry on their championship cake as the Barangay Ginebra spitfire emerged victorious in the tight fight for the coveted top individual award in the 2020 PBA Philippine Cup. A little over a month after their team

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New volleyball NSA polls on Jan. 25

The framework for a new national sports association (NSA) for volleyball has been placed as Philippine Olympic Committee (POC) president Bambol Tolentino met with top officials from three major groups. On Saturday, Tolentino, Alliances of Philippine Volleyball Inc.’s Tats Suzara,

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Rebel linked to slay of 3 soldiers nabbed

BY GILBERT P. BAYORAN The hunt for members of the New People’s Army responsible for the ambush-slay of three Army soldiers, including a junior officer, led to the arrest of one suspect in Purok 1, Brgy. Carabalan, Himamaylan City, Negros

Gov’t to procure 1M doses of Sinovac

The government will procure 1 million doses of CoronaVac, produced by China’s Sinovac Biotech pharmaceutical company, this month, National Task Force Against Covid-19 chief implementer, Secretary Carlito Galvez Jr., said yesterday. Galvez, who is also the country’s vaccine czar, said

2 drug dens dismantled, 15 arrested

BY GILBERT P. BAYORAN The Philippine Drug Enforcement Agency said yesterday that it has dismantled another drug den during a buy-bust operation in Brgy. Banago, Bacolod City. The buy-bust operation resulted in the arrest of seven suspects and the recovery

DA 6 on guard vs. rice grain bug infestation

The Department of Agriculture in Western Visayas is on guard against the rice grain bug (RGB) infestation sighted in 548 hectares of rice areas in Antique that resulted in the decline in palay production yield and quality. Formerly tagged as

Graduating

It will already be March in a couple of days. That means our dear country will have been in lockdown or various stages of community quarantine for almost one year. It also means that one fourth of 2021 has already

P5B in loans released to MSMEs

The Land Bank of the Philippines has approved loans totaling P6.95 billion for 227 borrowers composed mostly of micro, small and medium enterprises (MSMEs) and cooperatives that are affected by the Covid-19 pandemic. Under the I-Rescue lending program, Land Bank