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2017 NBA All-Star Starters: Who’s deserving? Who’s not?

MANILA, Philippines — Less than a month before the 2017 NBA All-Star Game in New Orleans and it's already generating buzz with the reveal of the starters......»»

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Visayas Weather Forecast: January 23, 2017

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Hertha Berlin stumbles in 3-1 loss to Bayer Leverkusen

LEVERKUSEN, Germany (AP) — Hertha Berlin missed out on a chance to go third in the Bundesliga as it slipped to a 3-1 loss at Bayer Leverkusen on two goals from Hakan Calhanoglu on Sunday. There was more than a hint of bad luck for Hertha in two of Leverkusen's goals, with Omer Toprak's opener coming after an attempted clearance hit a Hertha player. For the second, a contentious handball decision against Hertha's Marvin Plattenhardt allowed Calhanogulu to score from the penalty spot. Hertha pulled a goal back just before halftime through Valentin Stocker, who scored on the rebound from John Brooks' effort. But Leverkusen held on well through the second half, and scored a third when Calhanoglu volleyed in Kevin Kampl's cross. Hertha's loss in its first game of 2017 sees the team from the German capital stay fifth. Leverkusen, which had won one of its previous six league games, rises two places to eighth. Cologne and Mainz played out a 0-0 draw which sees the teams remain seventh and 11th respectively. Mainz had some chances saved in the early stages of a game often lacking in excitement, while Cologne's Yuya Osako saw a shot saved by Mainz goalkeeper Jonas Loessl late on. .....»»

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Costa returns to Chelsea side, scores on 100th appearance

ROB HARRIS, AP Global Soccer Writer br /> LONDON (AP) — Still to clear up the ambiguity over last weekend's absence from the Chelsea team, Diego Costa did his talking on the pitch on Sunday. Costa marked his return to the side for his 100th Chelsea appearance by scoring the opener in a 2-0 victory over Hull that sent the Premier League leaders eight points clear. After netting his 52nd Chelsea goal from close range at the end of the first half, the league's joint-top scorer alluded to all the speculation surrounding his Chelsea future by performing a chatter gesture with his hands while celebrating. Publicly, Chelsea said Costa missed last Saturday's game at Leicester due to a back injury. What manager Antonio Conte did not dispute was that the striker was dropped over a dispute with the coaching staff amid suggestions of a big-money offer from China. 'It's important Diego played a good game,' Conte said. 'I hope with this game to finish the speculation about him, about Chelsea, about me and him. We showed we are a team with great unity.' Costa's 15th goal of the campaign came in the seventh minute of stoppage time, the result of a lengthy delay after a clash of heads between Chelsea captain Gary Cahill and Ryan Mason which led to the Hull midfielder being carried off on a stretcher as oxygen was administered before being taken to the hospital. Cahill was able to remain on the field and he headed in Chelsea's second in the 81st minute after getting on the end of a free kick from Cesc Fabregas. While Hull is next from bottom in the standings after a ninth straight away loss, Chelsea opened up an eight-point advantage over Arsenal. ___ ARSENAL 2, BURNLEY 1 It was a fiery end to a game that witnessed two penalties in stoppage time and Arsenal manager Arsene Wenger appearing to push the fourth official. Arsenal went into additional time leading through Shkodran Mustafi's header but with 10 men after Granit Xhaka was sent off for a two-footed lunge on Steven Defour in the 66th minute. 'He has to control his game and not punish the team with a lack of control in his tackling,' Wenger said of Xhaka, who has been sent off twice this season for Arsenal. Wenger's heated confrontation with the fourth official came as he tried to watch the rest of the game from near the tunnel after being sent off. 'I regret everything. I should have shut up, gone in and gone home,' Wenger said. 'I apologize for that.' That came as Andre Gray looked to have snatched a point when he netted from the spot after substitute Francis Coquelin tripped Ashley Barnes. Wenger's mood was lifted in the seventh minute of stoppage time when Arsenal was awarded a penalty for Ben Mee's high foot challenge on Laurent Koscielny. ___ SOUTHAMPTON 3, LEICESTER 0 Leicester has mounted the most feeble defense of a Premier League title and is now in a relegation dogfight. Having lost half of their 22 games, Claudio Ranieri's players are sitting only five points above the drop zone. Not since Manchester City in 1938 have the topflight title winners been relegated the following season. James Ward-Prowse, Jay Rodriguez and Dusan Tadic scored the goals as Ranieri, once known as the 'Tinkerman,' rued switching his team around. 'I tried to help my players in the last two matches, I changed our normal shape against Chelsea, to three at the back and today I played with a diamond, and this led to some misunderstanding,' Ranieri said. 'My players are used to playing 4-4-2, or 4-2-3-1, so for this reason I have made mistakes and it's my fault in the last two matches. 'It's one thing trying it in training and another entirely on the pitch. Today there was something wrong and it's my responsibility. If we make mistakes, yes they make mistakes but also it's myself who has to explain better.' .....»»

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VIsayas Weather Forecast: January 23, 2017

VIsayas Weather Forecast: January 23, 2017.....»»

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Duterte pivot to China may result in more investments

MANILA, Philippines – The Duterte administration’s pivot to China, which has resulted in better relations between Manila and Beijing, is expected to attract.....»»

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PBA DL: CafeFrance, Tanduay clash in opener

Cafe France and Tanduay renew their rivalry when two of the longest tenured teams square off today in the 2017 PBA D-League Aspirants’ Cup at Ynares Sports Arena in Pasig......»»

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Huey, pal get door in doubles

MANILA, Philippines – Filipino ace Treat Huey bombed out of his last event in the 2017 Australian Open as he and Slovenian partner Andreja Klepac took an ear.....»»

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10-day World Slasher Cup on at Big Dome

MANILA, Philippines – Ten straight days of world-class cockfighting begin at the air-conditioned Smart Araneta Coliseum today as the 2017 World Slasher Cup I.....»»

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So retains chess lead

Grandmaster Wesley so was held to his second straight draw but still maintained the solo leadership after seven rounds in the Tata Steel Masters 2017 in Wijk aan Zee, Netherlands......»»

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BIR officials moved

Eighteen regional directors of the Bureau of Internal Revenue were reshuffled over the weekend in a bid to boost the chances of hitting the readjusted 2017 collection target of P1.8 trillion......»»

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Economists’ 2017 inflation forecasts in line with BSP target

Economists’ 2017 inflation forecasts in line with BSP target.....»»

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Ilocos bettor wins P107-M lotto pot

MANILA, Philippines – A bettor from Candon City in Ilocos Sur won the jackpot in the 6/55 Grand Lotto’s Jan......»»

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Dureza to return PhP 977,000 of disallowed fund release while MEDCo chair

DAVAO CITY (MindaNews/22 January) &'8212; Presidential Adviser on the Peace Process Jesus Dureza will return nearly a million pesos to the national treasury after the Commission on Audit (COA) ruled with finality that he and other officials of the defunct Mindanao Economic Development Council (MEDCo) are liable for authorizing what turned out to be an [&'].....»»

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COMMENTARY: Questions that Davao youth ask about Martial Law

DAVAO CITY (MindaNews / 22 January) &'8212; What are the questions that the youth of today, 30 years removed from directly experiencing Martial Law, want to know about that dark period in our history? I had the opportunity to ask and listen to young people from Davao when I got invited by the Assumption School [&'].....»»

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Supplemental Guidelines

Government peace panel chair Silvestre Bello III and National Democratic Front peace panel chair Fidel Agcaoili at the signing Saturday, January 21, 2017 of the supplemental guidelines for the full operation of the Joint Monitoring Committee under the Comprehensive Agreement on Respect for Human Rights and International Humanitarian Law. The two panels are on their [&'].....»»

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Opening dance

Members of the sales force of a department store in Kidapawan City dance to welcome customers on Sunday, 22 January 2017. It also serves as exercise for those who have to stand for hours while attending to their customers. MindaNews photo by GEONARRI O. SOLMERANO &'160;.....»»

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Horoscope, January 23, 2017

Horoscope, January 23, 2017.....»»

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Tumbok Karera Tips, January 23, 2017 (@METROTURF)

Tumbok Karera Tips, January 23, 2017 (@METROTURF).....»»

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Lady Stags seek to inch closer to an outright Finals seat

strong>Games Monday: /strong> (The Arena, San Juan) 8:00 p.m. --- EAC vs Letran (jrs) 9:30 a.m. --- EAC vs. Letran (m) 11:00 a.m. --- EAC vs. Letran (w) 12:30 p.m. --- SSC-R vs. LPU (w) 2:00 p.m. --- SSC-R vs. LPU (m) 3:30 p.m. --- SSC-R vs LPU (jrs)   San Sebastian College stakes its unbeaten record as the Lady Stags try to move a step closer to an elimination round sweep and an outright pass to the Finals in a clash with the desperate Lyceum of the Philippines University Lady Pirates Monday in the 92nd NCAA women’s volleyball competition at The Arena in San Juan. The Lady Stags, who turned back the Perpetual Help Lady Altas, 25-22, 25-13, 25-13, last January 11 for their seventh straight win, shoot for win No. 8 in their 12:30 p.m. duel. A victory will put SSC-R to just a win away from clinching a spot in the Finals with a thrice-to-beat edge. The Lady Stags will close the elims on Wednesday in a rematch against defending champion College of St. Benilde. LPU, for its part, is coming off two straight defeats to Perpetual Help, 21-25, 27-29, 23-25, and semis-bound Arellano University, 23-25, 23-25, 20-25, to fall to 5-3 win-loss record tied with idle Perpetual Help. The Lady Pirates are on the brink of elimination and are desperate for a win that will give them a playoff for the last two Final Four slots. SSC-R head coach Roger Gorayeb is wary that LPU will now put all their cards out to stay alive. 'Mas mahirap kalaban ang team na may hinahabol. Hindi kami pwedeng mag-relax dito kasi kami rin may hinahabol,' said Gorayeb. In the other women’s game, Letran and Emilio Aguinaldo College, tied at 1-7, look to end their season on a high note at the 11:00 a.m. match. In the men’s division, eliminated teams EAC (0-8) and Letran (2-6) square off at 9:30 a.m. while SSC-R (3-4) and LPU (3-5) faceoff at 2:00 p.m.      In juniors play, LPU guns for a sweep and an outright finals appearance as it tackles an already ousted SSC-R at 3:30 p.m. EAC and Letran battle at 8:00 a.m.       .....»»

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