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Japan PM offers PH drug war support

Japan PM offers PH drug war support.....»»

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Japan PM offers Philippines drug war support - Rappler

Japan PM offers Philippines drug war support - Rappler.....»»

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Japan PM offers PH drug war support

Japan PM offers PH drug war support.....»»

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US Soccer: Trump encouraging a World Cup with Mexico, Canada

Far from impeding a World Cup bid, souring diplomatic relations between the United States and Mexico emboldened those country's soccer leaders to find common ground through pursuing one of the biggest events in sports. The U.S. could have gone it alone trying to host the 2026 World Cup, but it is seeking goodwill from FIFA and its neighbors by joining forces with Mexico and Canada. 'Especially with what's going on in the world today, we believe this is a hugely positive signal and symbol of what we can do together in unifying people,' U.S. Soccer Federation President Sunil Gulati said at Monday's bid launch, 'especially in our three countries.' Gulati didn't directly mention President Donald Trump in that particular remark, but the impact of the policies of the fledging administration on a World Cup bid involving feuding neighbors was a constant theme during the event atop the Freedom Tower in lower Manhattan. Trump has derided Mexico as a source of rapists and criminals, and vowed to build a wall on the border. Mexican President Enrique Pena Nieto recently canceled a trip to Washington over Trump's insistence that Mexico pay for the wall. Such tensions are at odds with the apparent glowing endorsement by Trump of Mexico's participation in a World Cup bid that currently faces no competitors. 'We have very specifically addressed this with the president,' Gulati said of the Trump controversies. 'He is fully supportive of the joint bid, encouraged the joint bid, and is especially pleased with the fact Mexico is participating.' The White House did not immediately respond to a request for comment, and Gulati later clarified that he had not directly spoken to Trump. 'I'm not on the phone with the president or sitting down to dinner with him,' Gulati said. 'But he knows what we want to do.' Gulati maintained that he's 'not at all concerned about some of the issues that other people may raise.' Another of those issues are Trump's plans — since stopped by courts — to bar new visas for people from Iran, Syria, Somalia, Sudan, Yemen and Libya. FIFA President Gianni Infantino said last month that all players, team officials, and support staff from the 48 finalists 'need to have access to the country, otherwise there is no World Cup. That is obvious.' The 2026 World Cup will be the first tournament since FIFA expanded the field from 32 nations. A triple-hosted tournament poses logistical challenges trying to accommodate 48 teams, but the plethora of soccer facilities in North America offers some certainty to FIFA after likely challenging tournaments in Russia in 2018 and Qatar in 2022. 'A good signal to the rest of the world is that this can be done without necessarily building infrastructure or venues specifically for one event,' Gulati said. The U.S., which hosted the World Cup in 1994, would dominate by staging 60 games, including all from the quarterfinals and on. Mexico and Canada would have to settle for 10 games each. As a consolation, Mexico wants the opener at its 87,000-capacity Azteca Stadium if it becomes the first three-time World Cup host. The U.S., Mexico, and Canada all expect to qualify automatically — as the last co-hosts South Korea and Japan did in 2002 — but the FIFA Council has the final decision on the 2026 slots. The quota of finalists for CONCACAF, the North and Central American and Caribbean region, will double to at least six under the new format. The hosting rights are due to be awarded by FIFA in 2020. Africa and South America are eligible to bid but no countries from those continents have publicly declared an interest. 'We heard something about Morocco,' Gulati said, 'but we don't know yet.' Argentina and Uruguay are keen on co-hosting the centenary World Cup in 2030. FIFA rules currently prevent 2026 bidders from Europe and Asia because they will have hosted the previous two tournaments. The U.S. participated in the 2018 and 2022 bidding contest but lost in a hotly disputed vote that sparked corruption investigations. The fallout from the two FIFA executive committee votes included the forced departure of long-standing president Sepp Blatter and the criminal indictments in the U.S. of more than 40 people. The procedure will change for the 2026 World Cup with the entire FIFA membership, which stands at 211, having a vote. Details of the host cities for 2026 are yet to be announced but the U.S. portion of the bid will rely on the gleaming stadiums opened by the NFL in the past two decades. Among the possible venues are MetLife Stadium in East Rutherford, New Jersey (82,500 capacity); AT& T Stadium in Arlington, Texas (80,000); Levi's Stadium in Santa Clara, California (68,500); Gillette Stadium in Foxborough, Massachusetts (66,000); and Lincoln Financial Field in Philadelphia (69,500). Atlanta's Mercedes-Benz Stadium (71,000) is set to open this year and an 80,000-seat stadium for the Los Angeles Rams in Inglewood, California, in 2019. The Washington Redskins also hope for a new home. Chicago's Soldier Field is the only one of the 1994 venues likely to be used, having undergone a complete renovation. Hard Rock Stadium in Miami Gardens, Florida, also has been modernized and a soccer-style roof over the seats was added. As well as the Azteca Stadium in Mexico, there are relatively new venues in Monterrey (BBVA Bancomer, 52,000, 2015) and Guadalajara (Estadio Chivas, 45,000, 2010). Canada's largest arena is Commonwealth Stadium (56,000) in Edmonton, Alberta, which was renovated ahead of the 2015 Women's World Cup. BC Place in Vancouver, British Columbia (54,500) was used in 2015. Montreal's Olympic Stadium (56,000) and Toronto's Rogers Centre (53,000) are less ideal for soccer in their current states. ___ Rob Harris is at www.twitter.com/RobHarris and www.facebook.com/RobHarrisReports ___ AP Sports Writers Eric Nunez and Ronald Blum in New York contributed to this report. .....»»

Category: sportsSource:  abscbnRelated NewsApr 11th, 2017

Japan PM offers Philippines drug ... - Rappler

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Where To Next: Also 'FeedGoals-Friendly, Pensive Kyushu Offers More Beyond 'Industrial Japan'

For those looking for alternatives to Tokyo, Kyoto, or Osaka.....»»

Category: lifestyleSource:  abscbnRelated NewsJul 25th, 2017

Where To Next: Also Instagram-Friendly, Pensive Kyushu Offers More Beyond Just 'Industrial Japan'

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Category: lifestyleSource:  abscbnRelated NewsJul 25th, 2017

Kershaw pitches 7 scoreless innings, Dodgers edge Chicago

CHICAGO (AP) — Clayton Kershaw pitched seven scoreless innings for his major league-leading 15th victory as the Los Angeles Dodgers edged the Chicago White Sox 1-0 Tuesday night for their 10th straight win. Kershaw (15-2) made his first start since the All-Star break, scattering seven hits and a walk to post his 11th win in a row. The Dodgers, with the best record in baseball at 65-29, have won 30 of 34. This is the second 10-game winning streak of the season for the NL West leaders. Relievers Pedro Baez and Kenley Jansen closed it out. Jansen survived a deep fly by Matt Davidson to record his 24th save in 24 chances. Chris Taylor had four hits and scored on rookie Cody Bellinger's single in the first inning off Miguel Gonzalez (4-9). strong>PIRATES 4, BREWERS 3 /strong> PITTSBURGH (AP) — Francisco Cervelli and Josh Harrison homered during a sixth-inning rally and streaking Pittsburgh welcomed outfielder Starling Marte back with a victory over Milwaukee. Marte went 1 for 3 in his return from an 80-game suspension for violating the performance-enhancing drug policy. He also walked in the sixth, coming around to score on Harrison's 11th home run of the season that tied the game. David Freese put the Pirates ahead to stay with an RBI single off reliever Oliver Drake (3-3) later in the inning. Ivan Nova (10-6) survived six innings to get the win. Felipe Rivero worked out of a two-on, one-out jam in the ninth for his eighth save. Pittsburgh won its third straight and pulled within five games of the first-place Brewers in the crowded NL Central. strong>YANKEES 6, TWINS 3 /strong> MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — Bartolo Colon faltered in the fifth inning after a decent start by the burly 44-year-old, whose Minnesota debut ended with a two-run double by Gary Sanchez that sent New York on its way to a victory. Making his 514th major league start and joining his 10th team, Colon allowed eight hits and four runs with no walks and three strikeouts. He left to a standing ovation with no outs in the fateful fifth, despite the lackluster box score line in the end. Aaron Judge added an RBI single and Didi Gregorius hit a two-run home run off Ryan Pressly in the fifth after Colon was removed. Miguel Sano homered and Brian Dozier hit an RBI triple for the Twins, but they left 12 men on base. The sputtering New York bullpen stepped up with 5 1/3 scoreless innings in relief of starter Luis Cessa, with Aroldis Chapman pitching a scoreless ninth for his 10th save. Chasen Shreve (3-1) picked up the win. strong>DIAMONDBACKS 11, REDS 2 /strong> CINCINNATI (AP) — Chris Herrmann capped a six-run fifth inning with a two-run homer, and Arizona slugged its way past Cincinnati, shortly after trading for slugger J.D. Martinez. Rey Fuentes added a pinch-hit, three-run shot in the seventh, All-Star outfielder Jake Lamb had a two-run triple and Arizona ended a five-game skid by tying a season high with nine extra-base hits — one from each spot in the order. The Diamondbacks had four doubles in the fifth, helping overcome Zack Cozart's 10th homer of the season. Arizona acquired Martinez from the Detroit Tigers in exchange for minor leaguers Dawel Lugo, Sergio Alcantara and Jose King. Cincinnati is 0-5 since the All-Star break, and opponents have reached double figures in runs in three of the games. Amid muggy conditions and a 90-degree first-pitch temperature, Robbie Ray (9-4) lasted six innings for Arizona. Reds starter Sal Romano (1-2), recalled from Triple-A Louisville earlier Tuesday to make his third career start, failed to retire a batter in the fifth. strong>ORIOLES 12, RANGERS 1 /strong> BALTIMORE (AP) — Chris Davis homered in a six-run first inning, added a grand slam in the fourth and finished with a career-high six RBIs to help Baltimore breeze past Texas. It was the 19th career multihomer game for Davis, making his fifth start since coming off the disabled list with an oblique strain. Baltimore's cleanup hitter hadn't gone deep since June 10 and has 16 home runs after hitting 38 last season. The Orioles scored six runs against Tyson Ross (2-2) before making an out, and that was enough to send Baltimore to its second straight win over Texas following a three-game sweep by the Chicago Cubs. Dylan Bundy (9-8) allowed one run and four hits in six innings to earn his first victory since June 24. strong>ASTROS 6, MARINERS 2 /strong> HOUSTON (AP) — Evan Gattis homered twice to back up a solid start by Brad Peacock and help Houston over Seattle. Gattis hit solo shots in the second and sixth innings off Sam Gaviglio (3-5) for the eighth multihomer game of his career. Peacock (8-1) allowed three hits and one run while fanning nine in seven innings to tie the longest start of his career and earn his fifth straight win. Luke Gregerson got the last four outs for his first save. Jose Altuve had three hits and drove in a run for the AL West-leading Astros, and Marwin Gonzalez added a hit in his first game at shortstop since All-Star Carlos Correa was placed on the disabled list with a torn thumb ligament on Tuesday. strong>TIGERS 9, ROYALS 3 /strong> KANSAS CITY, Missouri (AP) — Nicholas Castellanos homered twice and drove in five runs, and Detroit scored five times in the second inning and cruised from there past Kansas City. After trading slugger J.D. Martinez to Arizona for a package of prospects before the game, the Tigers proved they didn't need him in the lineup — at least for one night — to win their fourth straight game. Castellanos also tripled to finish a double shy of the cycle. Victor Martinez drove in a pair of runs, and the Tigers, who began selling ahead of the July 31 trade deadline, still managed to give fill-in starter Matt Boyd (3-5) plenty of support in his return from the minors. He outperformed Travis Wood (1-3), who allowed six runs and nine hits in 4 1/3 innings. strong>PHILLIES 5, MARLINS 2 /strong> MIAMI (AP) — Maikel Franco had three hits, including a tiebreaking home run in the eighth inning, to help lift Philadelphia over Miami. National League home run leader Giancarlo Stanton hit his 29th for the Marlins, who have lost four of five. Franco's homer to left field off Dustin McGowan (5-1) was his 14th of the season and it broke a 2-all tie. Nick Williams added a two-run homer in the ninth to cap the scoring. Cameron Perkins drove in two runs for the Phillies and Pat Neshek (3-2) pitched a scoreless seventh for the victory. Hector Neris pitched a perfect ninth for his ninth save in 12 opportunities. strong>CARDINALS 5, METS 0 /strong> NEW YORK (AP) — Michael Wacha threw a three-hitter for his first career shutout, Matt Carpenter had four hits, and St. Louis beat New York. Wacha (7-3) has won his last four starts. He struck out eight and walked one in his 99th career start. The 26-year-old right-hander, who was ineffective last season, had not won four straight starts since the 2013 playoffs when he helped lead St. Louis to the World Series. Wacha and the Cardinals capitalized on a shoddy Mets defense that let down starter Rafael Montero (1-6) with three errors. Montero allowed four runs, two earned, in six innings. New York has lost three straight and eight of 11.   .....»»

Category: sportsSource:  abscbnRelated NewsJul 19th, 2017

Kershaw pitches 7 scoreless innings, Dodgers edge Chicago

The Associated Press   CHICAGO (AP) — Clayton Kershaw pitched seven scoreless innings for his major league-leading 15th victory as the Los Angeles Dodgers edged the Chicago White Sox 1-0 Tuesday night for their 10th straight win. Kershaw (15-2) made his first start since the All-Star break, scattering seven hits and a walk to post his 11th win in a row. The Dodgers, with the best record in baseball at 65-29, have won 30 of 34. This is the second 10-game winning streak of the season for the NL West leaders. Relievers Pedro Baez and Kenley Jansen closed it out. Jansen survived a deep fly by Matt Davidson to record his 24th save in 24 chances. Chris Taylor had four hits and scored on rookie Cody Bellinger's single in the first inning off Miguel Gonzalez (4-9). PIRATES 4, BREWERS 3 PITTSBURGH (AP) — Francisco Cervelli and Josh Harrison homered during a sixth-inning rally and streaking Pittsburgh welcomed outfielder Starling Marte back with a victory over Milwaukee. Marte went 1 for 3 in his return from an 80-game suspension for violating the performance-enhancing drug policy. He also walked in the sixth, coming around to score on Harrison's 11th home run of the season that tied the game. David Freese put the Pirates ahead to stay with an RBI single off reliever Oliver Drake (3-3) later in the inning. Ivan Nova (10-6) survived six innings to get the win. Felipe Rivero worked out of a two-on, one-out jam in the ninth for his eighth save. Pittsburgh won its third straight and pulled within five games of the first-place Brewers in the crowded NL Central. YANKEES 6, TWINS 3 MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — Bartolo Colon faltered in the fifth inning after a decent start by the burly 44-year-old, whose Minnesota debut ended with a two-run double by Gary Sanchez that sent New York on its way to a victory. Making his 514th major league start and joining his 10th team, Colon allowed eight hits and four runs with no walks and three strikeouts. He left to a standing ovation with no outs in the fateful fifth, despite the lackluster box score line in the end. Aaron Judge added an RBI single and Didi Gregorius hit a two-run home run off Ryan Pressly in the fifth after Colon was removed. Miguel Sano homered and Brian Dozier hit an RBI triple for the Twins, but they left 12 men on base. The sputtering New York bullpen stepped up with 5 1/3 scoreless innings in relief of starter Luis Cessa, with Aroldis Chapman pitching a scoreless ninth for his 10th save. Chasen Shreve (3-1) picked up the win. DIAMONDBACKS 11, REDS 2 CINCINNATI (AP) — Chris Herrmann capped a six-run fifth inning with a two-run homer, and Arizona slugged its way past Cincinnati, shortly after trading for slugger J.D. Martinez. Rey Fuentes added a pinch-hit, three-run shot in the seventh, All-Star outfielder Jake Lamb had a two-run triple and Arizona ended a five-game skid by tying a season high with nine extra-base hits — one from each spot in the order. The Diamondbacks had four doubles in the fifth, helping overcome Zack Cozart's 10th homer of the season. Arizona acquired Martinez from the Detroit Tigers in exchange for minor leaguers Dawel Lugo, Sergio Alcantara and Jose King. Cincinnati is 0-5 since the All-Star break, and opponents have reached double figures in runs in three of the games. Amid muggy conditions and a 90-degree first-pitch temperature, Robbie Ray (9-4) lasted six innings for Arizona. Reds starter Sal Romano (1-2), recalled from Triple-A Louisville earlier Tuesday to make his third career start, failed to retire a batter in the fifth. ORIOLES 12, RANGERS 1 BALTIMORE (AP) — Chris Davis homered in a six-run first inning, added a grand slam in the fourth and finished with a career-high six RBIs to help Baltimore breeze past Texas. It was the 19th career multihomer game for Davis, making his fifth start since coming off the disabled list with an oblique strain. Baltimore's cleanup hitter hadn't gone deep since June 10 and has 16 home runs after hitting 38 last season. The Orioles scored six runs against Tyson Ross (2-2) before making an out, and that was enough to send Baltimore to its second straight win over Texas following a three-game sweep by the Chicago Cubs. Dylan Bundy (9-8) allowed one run and four hits in six innings to earn his first victory since June 24. ASTROS 6, MARINERS 2 HOUSTON (AP) — Evan Gattis homered twice to back up a solid start by Brad Peacock and help Houston over Seattle. Gattis hit solo shots in the second and sixth innings off Sam Gaviglio (3-5) for the eighth multihomer game of his career. Peacock (8-1) allowed three hits and one run while fanning nine in seven innings to tie the longest start of his career and earn his fifth straight win. Luke Gregerson got the last four outs for his first save. Jose Altuve had three hits and drove in a run for the AL West-leading Astros, and Marwin Gonzalez added a hit in his first game at shortstop since All-Star Carlos Correa was placed on the disabled list with a torn thumb ligament on Tuesday. TIGERS 9, ROYALS 3 KANSAS CITY, Missouri (AP) — Nicholas Castellanos homered twice and drove in five runs, and Detroit scored five times in the second inning and cruised from there past Kansas City. After trading slugger J.D. Martinez to Arizona for a package of prospects before the game, the Tigers proved they didn't need him in the lineup — at least for one night — to win their fourth straight game. Castellanos also tripled to finish a double shy of the cycle. Victor Martinez drove in a pair of runs, and the Tigers, who began selling ahead of the July 31 trade deadline, still managed to give fill-in starter Matt Boyd (3-5) plenty of support in his return from the minors. He outperformed Travis Wood (1-3), who allowed six runs and nine hits in 4 1/3 innings. PHILLIES 5, MARLINS 2 MIAMI (AP) — Maikel Franco had three hits, including a tiebreaking home run in the eighth inning, to help lift Philadelphia over Miami. National League home run leader Giancarlo Stanton hit his 29th for the Marlins, who have lost four of five. Franco's homer to left field off Dustin McGowan (5-1) was his 14th of the season and it broke a 2-all tie. Nick Williams added a two-run homer in the ninth to cap the scoring. Cameron Perkins drove in two runs for the Phillies and Pat Neshek (3-2) pitched a scoreless seventh for the victory. Hector Neris pitched a perfect ninth for his ninth save in 12 opportunities. CARDINALS 5, METS 0 NEW YORK (AP) — Michael Wacha threw a three-hitter for his first career shutout, Matt Carpenter had four hits, and St. Louis beat New York. Wacha (7-3) has won his last four starts. He struck out eight and walked one in his 99th career start. The 26-year-old right-hander, who was ineffective last season, had not won four straight starts since the 2013 playoffs when he helped lead St. Louis to the World Series. Wacha and the Cardinals capitalized on a shoddy Mets defense that let down starter Rafael Montero (1-6) with three errors. Montero allowed four runs, two earned, in six innings. New York has lost three straight and eight of 11. .....»»

Category: sportsSource:  abscbnRelated NewsJul 19th, 2017

Japan PM Abe's support dips to lowest level – polls

Japan PM Abe's support dips to lowest level – polls.....»»

Category: newsSource:  rapplerRelated NewsJul 10th, 2017

Government assured of funding for drug rehab centers

MANILA, Philippines - The House of Representatives has assured the Duterte administration of financial support for the construction of rehabilitation centers.....»»

Category: newsSource:  philstarRelated NewsJul 10th, 2017

LA, Paris arrive for Olympic meetings; 2024 deal must wait

em>By Graham Dunbar, Associated Press /em> LAUSANNE, Switzerland (AP) — The United States is going to host its first Summer Olympics since 1996. France is going to host its first Summer Olympics in at least 100 years. Just don't expect the International Olympic Committee to announce this week which of Los Angeles or Paris will host the 2024 Olympics and which will get the 2028 edition. Bid leaders from LA and Paris arrived this weekend in the Olympic capital city Lausanne ahead of their Tuesday morning presentations to the full IOC membership. France's President Emmanuel Macron arrives Monday to offer his charismatic support. Both bid teams declined official comment Sunday about an expected decision to prepare for a double hosting award in September, when the IOC's annual meeting is held in Lima, Peru. A consensus deal between the bid cities and IOC leadership seems likely before anyone arrives in the Peruvian capital. Paris has been seen as favorite for 2024 — the centenary of its last Olympics — after recent comments by LA Mayor Eric Garcetti and LA 2024 bid chairman Casey Wasserman acknowledging their openness to look ahead to 2028. Still, the cities must first complete the required presentation Tuesday of their technical plans for staging more than 300 medal events across more than two weeks. An IOC evaluation panel hailed them last week as outstanding. In a normal Olympic hosting race, the Swiss midsummer event would be a key stage in a fiercely fought campaign. However, the 2024 Summer Games bidding stopped being normal last December when IOC President Thomas Bach said the existing selection process produced too many losers. A double award — due on Sept. 13 — has seemed increasingly likely in the seven months since Bach's statement upended calculations. It offers the IOC stability with two world-class cities for the next decade after years of busted budgets for hosts and political defeats to sink potential candidates. It also guards against a 2024 loser refusing to bid again for 2028. The plan must be approved by the full IOC of up to 95 members on Tuesday afternoon, hours after LA and Paris present on stage at a convention center on the outskirts of Lausanne. It would be a stunning upset if the typically conservative IOC, including members of European and Arab royal families, fails to ratify a formal proposal made last month by the Bach-chaired executive board. The board opened a two-day meeting Sunday that will focus on other Olympic business.   .....»»

Category: sportsSource:  abscbnRelated NewsJul 10th, 2017

Hacking shows Mo Farah flagged for suspicious blood data

em>By James Ellingworth, Associated Press /em> MOSCOW (AP) — Data posted by Russian-linked hackers show four-time Olympic gold medalist runner Mo Farah's blood readings were once flagged by track's governing body. The findings were part of his biological passport. Such passports, unlike traditional drug tests, track athletes' blood data for signs of doping over a long period. A single suspicious passport sample on its own isn't considered grounds for a ban and doesn't mean any trace of a banned substance was found. The data posted by the Fancy Bears group include alleged IAAF correspondence from April 2016 that lists Farah among athletes whose blood data was considered suspicious. Farah's profile is flagged as 'likely doping' in one document attached to the April 2016 email, allegedly following analysis by an unidentified expert. Another file attached to the same email says the British runner's profile is 'now flagged as 'normal' with the last sample.' It isn't clear exactly why there was any change or exactly what evidence may have been behind any suspicion. 'Any suggestion of misconduct is entirely false and seriously misleading. Mo Farah has been subject to many blood tests during his career and has never failed a single one,' according to an email from a public relations firm representing Farah. 'We have never been informed of any of Mo's test results being outside of the legal parameters set by the relevant authorities, nor has Mo ever been contacted by the IAAF about any individual result. It is totally incorrect and defamatory to suggest otherwise.' The data appeared to be genuine and hacked from the IAAF in April, according to the track body, which apologized later Thursday to athletes whose confidentiality had been breached. 'The IAAF offers its sincerest apologies to the athletes who believed their personal and medical information was secure with us,' the Monaco-based body said. IAAF President Sebastian Coe acknowledged that security needed to be reviewed, though urged against casting suspicion on athletes named in the hack. 'It would be wrong to make assumptions based upon leaked documents without the full evidence and that evidence being put in context,' Coe said. The U.S. Anti-Doping Agency is investigating Farah's coach, Alberto Salazar. He has been accused of skirting anti-doping rules while training some of his athletes at the Nike Oregon Project, a high-profile group that promotes distance running. The 2013 world race-walk champion Robert Heffernan of Ireland also appears in the documents with the note: 'Profile Suspicious flagged 'Normal' since the very recent sample.' Heffernan's agent, Denny McVeigh, told The Associated Press that Heffernan had been investigated because of a blood sample he had given shortly after surgery on a hernia. The effects of the operation, and a related dose of an anti-blood clotting agent, caused Heffernan's blood to appear abnormal, McVeigh said. The IAAF said the data — including numerous emails purportedly written by top IAAF managers — was apparently obtained in a hack the organization reported in April. At least four athletes whose biological passports were listed as suspicious have received doping bans for offenses unrelated to the passport data. Some were already banned at the time the email containing the data was apparently sent. Assessing biological passport data is 'a dynamic process in which the status of an athlete's profile can change at any time,' the IAAF said Thursday. Almost all the athletes named in the documents are from endurance events, where biological passports are particularly good at identifying the effects of drugs that boost the blood's ability to transport oxygen. But one prominent athlete from a throwing event also is listed as 'likely doping.' The Associated Press has not been able to verify whether the documents are accurate. Fancy Bears, known under a variety of other names, has been tied to the Kremlin by U.S. and German intelligence, as well as private researchers. The group has previously mixed fake data with genuine records, the World Anti-Doping Agency said after it became the victim of a hack last year. WADA has said the hackers come from Russia, contending the hacks are 'retaliation' for investigations into Russian drug use, which led to sanctions on Russia from WADA and the IAAF. .....»»

Category: sportsSource:  abscbnRelated NewsJul 7th, 2017

Support drug war, Alvarez prods Asian lawmakers

Support drug war, Alvarez prods Asian lawmakers.....»»

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UPDATE: Alvarez calls on Asean lawmakers to support Duterte's drug war - The Manila Times

UPDATE: Alvarez calls on Asean lawmakers to support Duterte's drug war - The Manila Times.....»»

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UPDATE: Alvarez calls on Asean lawmakers to support Duterte’s drug war

UPDATE: Alvarez calls on Asean lawmakers to support Duterte’s drug war.....»»

Category: newsSource:  manilatimes_netRelated NewsJul 5th, 2017

Alvarez calls on Asean lawmakers to support Duterte’s drug war

Alvarez calls on Asean lawmakers to support Duterte’s drug war.....»»

Category: newsSource:  manilatimes_netRelated NewsJul 5th, 2017

Houston Astros pitcher David Paulino gets 80-game drug ban

em>By Kristie Rieken, Associated Press /em> HOUSTON (AP) — Astros pitcher David Paulino received an 80-game suspension without pay Saturday after testing positive for a performance-enhancing substance. Major League Baseball announced the rookie right-hander tested positive for Boldenone. His penalty began with Saturday night's (Sunday, PHL time) game against the New York Yankees. 'He feels bad about it and feels bad that he's put the organization in this position,' Houston general manager Jeff Luhnow said. 'He'll learn from it and I'm sure David's going to have a long and fruitful major league career. ... He's got a lot of talent.' Paulino was called up from the minors May 30 to fill a hole in Houston's injury-ravaged rotation. He is 2-0 with a 6.52 ERA in six starts. Astros manager A.J. Hinch said he spoke to the 23-year-old pitcher and had a meeting with the team to give players the news. 'It's disappointing because of all the good that he's done in his career to get to this point to be effective. But it's the nature of the business sometimes when you try to find a competitive edge,' Hinch said. 'The program is in place to catch these types of actions and it worked.' Despite all the injuries to key pitchers, Houston began the day with the best record in the majors at 54-27. Paulino could return for the final game of the regular season, but is ineligible for the postseason this year. Luhnow doesn't expect Paulino back in 2017. 'It's a shame because he was off to a good start with us this year and proved that he could pitch and help at this level, and now he's not able to do that this year or in the postseason,' Luhnow said. 'So we'll have to wait until next year.' Paulino made his big league debut in 2016, going 0-1 with a 5.14 ERA in one start and two relief appearances. 'We hope this is a one-time incident and something David can learn from as he continues his career,' Luhnow said in a statement. 'The Astros will continue to fully support Major League Baseball's Joint Drug Prevention and Treatment Program.' .....»»

Category: sportsSource:  abscbnRelated NewsJul 2nd, 2017

Say hello to the NBA G League

em>NBA G League press release /em> NEW YORK, June 20, 2017 – The NBA and Gatorade announced that beginning today the NBA Development League (NBA D-League), the NBA’s minor league, will officially become the NBA G League. Beginning with the 2017-18 season, the NBA G League will feature 26 teams, an expansion of four teams since last season, 22 of which are owned and operated by NBA franchises. For the first time this coming fall, NBA teams can sign up to two “two-way” players to NBA contracts. These contracts allow “two-way” players to be with their NBA parent team for up to 45 days, spending most of the season in the NBA G League. br /> The NBA G League has more than tripled in size since it debuted with eight teams during the 2001-02 season. Last season, nearly 1.5 million fans attended games, marking the eighth straight year the league has surpassed 1 million fans. For the 2017-18 season, the NBA G League will unveil new on-court uniforms and collaborate with the Gatorade Sports Science Institute (GSSI) on programs to enhance player sports performance and recovery. Gatorade will begin to incubate its latest product and equipment innovations into NBA G League locker rooms, and teams will have the opportunity to collaborate with Gatorade to help players maximize their athletic potential and on-court performance. “This is a pivotal moment for the NBA G League,” said NBA G League President Malcolm Turner. “The league is experiencing unprecedented success both on and off the court, and our partnership with Gatorade is helping to drive momentum and create exciting opportunities for innovation, sports performance and player development.” Forty-four percent of players on 2016-17 end-of-season NBA rosters had NBA G League experience, while 65 percent of players selected in NBA Draft 2016 presented by State Farm® spent time in the NBA G League last season, including more than half of the first-round picks. To support today’s launch, the NBA G League debuted its new website, NBAGLeague.com, an updated NBA G League app, a slate of updated social media accounts on Twitter, Facebook, Instagram and Snapchat, and a new official handle (@nbagleague) and hashtag ('NBAGLeague). Additionally, NBA G League merchandise is now available at GLeagueStore.NBA.com. Gatorade was a founding partner of the league, dating to the inaugural 2001-02 season. strong>About Gatorade /strong> The Gatorade Company, a division of PepsiCo, provides sports performance innovations designed to meet the needs of athletes at all competitive levels and across a broad range of sports. Backed by a 50-year history of studying the best athletes in the world and grounded in years of hydration and sports nutrition research at the Gatorade Sports Science Institute, Gatorade provides scientifically formulated products to meet the sports fueling needs of athletes in all phases of athletic activity. For more information and a full list of products, please visit www.gatorade.com. strong>About the NBA G League /strong> The NBA’s official minor league, the NBA G League prepares players, coaches, officials, trainers and front-office staff for the NBA while acting as the league’s research and development laboratory. Featuring 26 teams with direct affiliations with NBA franchises for the 2017-18 season, the league offers elite professional basketball at an affordable price in a fun, family-friendly atmosphere. An all-time-high 44 percent of all NBA players at the end of the 2016-17 season boasted NBA G League experience. In fostering the league’s connection to the community, its teams, players and staff promote health and wellness, support local needs and interests, and assist in educational development through NBA Cares programs. NBA G League games are available on ESPN’s family of networks and NBA TV. .....»»

Category: sportsSource:  abscbnRelated NewsJun 20th, 2017

Volkswagen Japan executive arrested on drug charges

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