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Ababa 3-up as rain suspends play

DANAO City, Cebu: Jhonnel Ababa needed just a par on the first hole to hike his lead to three as Kim Joo Hyung opened with a bogey before heavy rain suspended play in the third round of the ICTSI Club Filipino de Cebu Invitational here on Friday. Dark cloud settled …

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Tiger sees contending as next step to regaining top form

NORTON, United States : Tiger Woods says the secret to recapturing the dominating form that made him a 14-time major champion in an era of younger rivals is to keep putting himself in contention. The 42-year-old American tees off in today’s (Saturday in Manila) opening round of the US PGA …

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NLEX takes on undermanned SMB side

Northern Luzon Expressway (NLEX) remains cautious when it battles an undermanned San Miguel Beer side in the Philippine Basketball Association Season 43 Governors’ Cup tonight at the Araneta Coliseum. The Road Warriors, fresh from a 116-104 drubbing of Columbian Dyip last week, tackle the Beermen at 7 p.m. while unbeaten …

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West retires from NBA after 15 seasons

SAN FRANCISCO: Golden State Warriors All-Star David West announced his retirement from basketball on Thursday (Friday in Manila) after 15 seasons in the NBA. West, 38, who played for the Warriors in their two most recent NBA Finals-winning seasons in 2017 and 2018, confirmed his decision to quit in a …

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Gutang cops NCAA Slam Dunk crown

College of St. Benilde’s Justin Gutang redeemed himself and emerged as the new slam dunk king in Season 94 of the National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA) All-Star festivities on Friday at the FilOil Flying V Centre in San Juan City. Gutang, who finished runner-up last season, came up with two …

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Paddlers enter canoe finals as Pinay spikers fall

PALEMBANG, Indonesia: Hermie Macaranas and Ojay Fuentes finished third in the preliminaries to advance to the final round of canoe’s 200-meter men’s doubles in the 18th Asian Games on Friday at the Jakabaring Sports City Lake. The Filipinos clocked 41.441 seconds, finishing behind China (38.473) and Kazakhstan (38.762) in Heat …

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Inflation likely rose to 5.9% in Aug – BSP

Inflation could have hit hit a fresh five-year high of 5.9 percent last month with food and non-food consumer items driving the acceleration, the Bangko Sentral ng Pilipinas (BSP) said on Friday. “The BSP Department of Economic Research projects inflation in August 2018 to settle at around 5.9 percent, with …

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PH, China ink $13.4-M grant for bridge project

The Philippines and China have signed a $13.4-million grant agreement for the feasibility study of a proposed bridge that will link the islands of Panay, Guimaras and Negros in the Visayas. In a statement on Friday, the Department of Finance (DoF) said the Exchange of Letters for the Panay-Guimaras-Negros Island …

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15-year transition urged for federalism

A shift to a federal system of government should be carried out over 15 years to avoid disrupting the economy, the National Economic and Development Authority (NEDA) said on Friday. The NEDA, which has warned of the economic costs of rushing into a change in government, said in a statement …

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