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Asian elite boxing tourney moved to Dubai

The Asian Elite Men and Women Boxing Championships have been transferred to the United Arab Emirates capital of Dubai from May 21 to June 1, 2021. In a news release yesterday, the Association of Boxing Alliances in the Philippines said

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Height among criteria in PH volleyball tryouts

The Philippine national volleyball team coaches are keen on building tall rosters for the upcoming 31st Southeast Asian Games in Hanoi. Men’s coach Dante Alinsunurin said he is looking at height as one of his major factors in setting up

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Tokyo 2020 defends request for nurses

Tokyo Olympics organizers have defended their request for 500 nurses at the pandemic-delayed mega-event, after accusations of diverting crucial medical resources. Reports about their request to the Japanese Nursing Association sparked a furious response among social media users on Monday,

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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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Rebel lair seized, NPA leader nabbed

BY GILBERT P. BAYORAN Army soldiers overran another temporary encampment of the New People’s Army in Kabankalan City Thursday, while pursuit operations against another group of rebels who figured in an earlier encounter in Candoni, all in Negros Occidental, led

Is Sara willing?

Will the Olympic Games go on to the finish? That is one of the supposedly million-dollar questions that nobody can answer right now. It has started, all right, thanks to the hardy spirit of some of its officials, but even

Capitol pays P9.5M crop insurance

The provincial government of Negros Occidental turned over P9,500,400 to the Philippine Crop Insurance Corporation, for the crop insurance and protection of more farmers in the province, through the Negros First Universal Crop Insurance Program. Gov. Eugenio Jose Lacson handed

New HQ for Escalante cops

BY GILBERT P. BAYORAN The Escalante City Police Station in Negros Occidental will soon have a new home. P/Lt. Col. Gil John Despi, Escalante City police chief, said yesterday that they are now preparing to transfer to their new city

More vaccines for areas under ‘Delta’ threat

Additional Covid-19 vaccines will be deployed to areas where the more transmissible Delta variant of the coronavirus was detected. Secretary Carlito Galvez Jr., chief implementer of the National Task Force Against Covid-19, said the inoculation program in Western Visayas, Northern

SSS releases P115M in educational loans

The Social Security System disbursed over P115.53 million for educational loans from January to June 2021, that was 52.5 percent or P39.75 million higher than last year’s releases. Over 6,500 applications for tuition financing assistance were received by the pension