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Retract remark to bomb lumad schools, Rody urged - Philippine Star

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James Yap on missed game winner and chance at 10k career points: Sayang!

James Yap's quest for 10,000 career points continues, but it would have ended on Wednesday during Rain or Shine eventual double-overtime loss to NLEX in the 2017 PBA Governors' Cup. Tied at 110-all with two seconds to go in the first overtime, Yap ended up missing a straightaway three at the buzzer. Not only was that supposed to hand the Elasto Painters a strong victory, those three points would have allowed the former two-time league MVP to reach an incredible milestone. Seventeen points short of 10,000 entering the game, Yap only managed 14 against the Road Warriors. And although he already stated in previous interviews that he doesn't think about it much, Yap was definitely triggered after he was reminded that his missed game-winning three would have allowed him to finall reach 10k. 'Three points away na lang ako?' Yap said post-game. 'Yun pala, yung dapat yung last shot. P****, sayang! Wala eh, buti sana kung pumasok, nagulat sana ako. Panalo na tapos nakuha ko pa [10,000],' he added. Missing out on capturing the elusive milestone, Yap is looking forward to ending his chase in Rain or Shine's next game three days from now at Antipolo City. But still, his focus is on helping the Elasto Painters win and not scoring 10,000 points. However, he admits that he's actually pretty excited now that he's oh so close. 'Sayang nga. Yung last shoe sana, sayang di ko napasok. Sa Ynares [Center] na lang pero hindi ko dapat isipin yun,' Yap said. 'Three points na lang tapos mamaya hindi pa tayo maka-shoot di ba? Yan yung mahirap, pag palapit nang palapit, minsan masama e. Magkakagigil pa. Na-experience na natin yan e,' he added.   --- Follow this writer on Twitter, @paullintag8 .....»»

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Stunner in Budapest: Ledecky loses for 1st time at worlds

em>By Paul Newberry, Associated Press /em> BUDAPEST, Hungary (AP) — Katie Ledecky reached for the wall. Someone else was already there. For the first time ever at the world championships, Ledecky knows what it's like to lose. Bidding to become only the second female swimmer to win six golds at a single worlds, Ledecky settled for silver in the 200-meter freestyle Wednesday evening when Italy's Federica Pellegrini surged to a stunning victory on the final lap. Pellegrini, the world-record holder, avenged a close defeat at the hands of Ledecky two years ago in Kazan, Russia. This time, it was the Italian touching first in 1 minute, 54.73 seconds. Ledecky and Australia's Emma McKeon tied for the silver at 1:55.18. 'I just didn't really have it today,' Ledecky said. 'I can't complain really with the silver medal.' While Pellegrini covered her mouth in delight and climbed atop a lane rope to celebrate, Ledecky stared blankly at the scoreboard. She had never seen a '2'' beside her name at the world championships. It was there in Budapest, where Ledecky's unbeaten streak in the second-biggest swimming competition after the Olympics finally ended. 'I didn't really feel at the end that I had that extra gear that I normally have,' said the 20-year-old Stanford student from the Washington, D.C., suburbs. Ledecky had been 12 of 12 over the last three world championships, including three golds in this stately European capital. But her most audacious schedule yet — six freestyle events covering distances ranging from 100 meters (on a relay) to 1,500 (the grueling metric mile) — finally caught up with her along the banks of the Danube. Missy Franklin will remain the only female swimmer to win a half-dozen events at worlds, while Ledecky can take comfort in being the winningest female swimmer overall. Twelve golds leave her trailing only fellow Americans Michael Phelps and Ryan Lochte for the most victories. Now she's got a silver, too. 'It happens,' said Ledecky, who will be a heavy gold medal favorite in her last two events, the 4x200 free relay and the 800 free. 'It happens to every athlete at some point. I know this race will really motivate me moving forward and the rest of the week as well.' Of course, losing to Pellegrini was hardly an embarrassment. The 28-year-old became the first swimmer in the history of the championship to capture seven medals in a single individual event. Pellegrini's incredible run in the 200 free began at the 2005 worlds in Montreal, where she grabbed a silver. She was third in 2007 at Melbourne, and then had back-to-back victories, including a world-record performance at Rome in 2009 (1:52.98) that still stands from the rubber-suit era. Pellegrini was runner-up at the last two worlds, finishing behind Franklin in 2013 at Barcelona and Ledecky two years ago. On Wednesday, the Italian was back on top in what she called the last 200 of her career. 'I honestly thought the one to win the race would be Katie,' Pellegrini said. 'It wasn't.' McKeon got off to a blistering start, making the first turn more than a half-second below the record pace, while Ledecky — normally a slow starter because of her distance background — was lagging in fifth. Ledecky turned on the speed and was just one-hundredth of a second behind the Aussie when they made the final flip. But the two leaders, having spent so much energy dueling each other, didn't have anything left for the final lap. Pellegrini sure did. Her closing 50 was a blistering 28.82 — nearly a full second faster than both Ledecky and McKeon. 'Everything seemed to be in slow motion to me in the water,' Pellegrini said. 'At 150 meters on the turn we were all there, so I closed my eyes.' She paused for a moment, as if trying to convince herself that it really happened. 'I didn't believe I would make it.' Pellegrini said. 'I still can't believe it.' She wasn't the only Italian atop of the medal podium. Gabriele Detti rallied to win the men's 800 free, racing past both teammate Gregorio Paltrinieri and Poland's Wojciech Wojdak after those two put on a thrilling back-and-forth duel. Detti finished in 7:40.77, holding off Wojdak by less than a second while Paltrinieri faded to bronze. Standing in the aisles and screaming furiously, the packed house at Duna Arena came to cheer for Katinka Hosszu, who also was in the 200 free final, and Laszlo Cseh, one of the favorites in the 200 butterfly. Hosszu wasn't a factor, finishing seventh. Cseh rallied furiously over the final lap but couldn't catch South African star Chad le Clos, who took the gold in 1:53.33. Cseh settled for silver, though that didn't prevent him from pausing on deck to salute the raucous crowd. The bronze went to Japan's Daiya Seto. Britain's Adam Peaty cruised to victory in the 50 breaststroke, a non-Olympic event, but his time was a bit of a letdown. After breaking the world record in both the preliminaries and the semifinals — the latter in 25.95 — Peaty settled for only the second-fastest time ever (25.99) in the final. Brazil's Joao Gomes Junior claimed the silver and South Africa's Cameron van der Burgh took bronze. After Ledecky's disappointment, the U.S. finished on a strong note with its second world record of the day in the 4x100 mixed medley relay. Matt Grevers, Lilly King, Caeleb Dressel and Simone Manuel won gold with a time of 3:38.56, easily beating the mark of 3:40.28 put up by an entirely different U.S. foursome — Ryan Murphy, Kevin Cordes, Kelsi Worrell and Mallory Comerford — in the morning preliminaries. Australia took the silver, while Canada and China tied for bronze in an event that will be part of the Olympics for the first time in Tokyo. 'It's pretty cool,' Grevers said, 'that we had two relays that would've won tonight.' .....»»

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John Isner advances to Atlanta Open quarterfinals

ATLANTA (AP) — Second-seeded John Isner beat Canada's Vasek Pospisil 6-3, 6-4 on Wednesday night in the 6-foot-10 former University of Georgia star's opening match in the BB& T Atlanta Open. Coming off a victory Sunday in the Hall of Fame Open in Newport, Rhode Island, Isner is seeking his fourth Atlanta title in five seasons. He lost to Nick Kyrgios in the final last year. Isner set up a quarterfinal match at Atlantic Station against Slovakia's Lukas Lacko, a 6-3, 6-1 winner over sixth-seeded Donald Young. The American has 11 career titles, all at the ATP World Tour 250 level. Third-seeded Gilles Muller of Luxembourg and Tommy Paul also reached the quarterfinals. Muller beat France's Quentin Halys 6-4, 6-7 (1), 6-3, and Paul topped Tunisia's Malek Jaziri 6-7 (5), 6-4, 6-3. In the top half of the draw, top-seeded Jack Sock will open play Thursday with a second-round match against Israel's Dudi Sela.   .....»»

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WNBA: Clarendon loses triple-double to stat correction

em>By Doug Feinberg, Associated Press /em> NEW YORK (AP) — For the third time in just over a year the WNBA took a triple-double off the record books. Layshia Clarendon appeared to be the sixth player in league history to achieve the statistical feat on Tuesday night when she had 15 points, 11 assists and 10 rebounds in Atlanta's overtime win over Phoenix. Two of her assists were later taken away in a league review when they were discovered to be stat errors. The WNBA confirmed to The Associated Press that both the stat corrections were accurate. Temeka Johnson still has the last triple-double, garnering 13 points, 10 rebounds and 11 assists for the Seattle Storm in 2014. Last year Brittney Griner and Angel McCoughtry both had triple-doubles rescinded in July after stat errors were found in their games. All three games occurred in Atlanta. 'Though we are disappointed to see Layshia lose her triple-double, we appreciate the hard work put in by the league office to make sure everything is correct,' Atlanta Dream spokesman Dan Goldberger said. 'We will continue to look at ways to equip our stat crew with the tools necessary to provide a clean box score at the end of the evening.' Clarendon took the stat change in stride. 'For me, last night was always about the win,' she said. 'To get one on a great team first game back from the All-Star break after being down in the first half showed a lot of team character. Individual accolades are never the main goal. I'm most excited about this playoff push we are making.' The victory moved Atlanta a game under .500.   .....»»

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'Men Who Matter' ngayong 2017, kinilala ng isang lifestyle magazine

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'Philippines not giving up territory to China' - Philippine Star

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Storm Gorio disrupts classes - Philippine Star

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Comelec eyes new voting technology for 2019 polls

MANILA, Philippines -  The Commission on Elections (Comelec) is considering six options in picking the automated election system (AES) that will be used in t.....»»

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NoKor official in Manila for Asian security meet - Philippine Star

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Promotion for CIDG's Marcos? Senators smell cover-up - Philippine Star

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NPA torches road equipment, disarms Surigao vice mayor - Philippine Star

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Cyberattacks and cyber security

More than 200,000 computers in 150 countries were hit by the largest ransomware attack the world has seen last  May 12, 2017.  Cyber terrorism  has become a.....»»

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PH judo team expects at least 5 medals in 2017 SEA Games

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