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Real Gold wins Triple Crown third leg in runaway fashion

Real Gold got back at its second-leg conqueror Boss Emong in winning the third leg of the 2019 Philippine Racing Commission’s Triple Crown series in a thrilling night race before an enthusiastic Sunday crowd at the MetroTurf Racing Complex in Malvar, Batangas......»»

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Gilas belles open Jones Cup campaign vs Kiwis

After Mighty Sports, Gilas Pilipinas women’s squad takes its turn to play in the Jones Cup as part of its buildup for the 2019 SEA Games the country is hosting in December......»»

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The STAR Cover (July 24, 2019)

The STAR Cover (July 24, 2019).....»»

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Zion Williamson signs multi-year deal with Jordan brand

According to Forbes' Adam Zagoria, the No. 1 pick of the 2019 NBA Draft inked a 7-year deal worth $75 million with the brand......»»

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RIACAT-VAWC Caraga sets activities for 2019 WDAT celebration

BUTUAN CITY, July 23 (PIA) - The Regional Inter-Agency Committee Against Trafficking - Violence Against Women and Children (RIACAT-VAWC) Caraga has once again lined-up activities for this year's ce.....»»

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NE, Bulacan students top Regional NDRM 2019 contests

CITY OF SAN FERNANDO, Pampanga, July 23 (PIA) -- Students from Nueva Ecija and Bulacan topped the regional contests in line with the observance of the 2019 National Disaster Resilience Month (NDRM).....»»

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Need for change

Still awaiting approval by President Duterte is a bill that would grant a company called Solar Para sa Bayan (SPSB), owned by former senator Loren Legarda’s son Leandro Leviste, a 25-year renewable energy distribution franchise......»»

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Report: Lillard latest to withdraw from FIBA World Cup

NBA.com staff report All-Star point guard Damian Lillard has withdrawn from Team USA and FIBA World Cup play, according to a report from Shams Charania of The Athletic. Trail Blazers All-NBA star Damian Lillard has withdrawn from Team USA’s training camp and FIBA World Cup play this summer, sources tell @TheAthleticNBA @Stadium. — Shams Charania (@ShamsCharania) July 23, 2019 Lillard, who averaged 25.8 points and 6.9 assists last season, joins a growing number of players who, either for personal reasons or to focus on the rapidly approaching NBA season, have decided not to participate this summer with USA Basketball. With Lillard's withdrawal, the Celtics' Jaylen Brown and the Knicks' Julius Randle have been added to the training camp roster for World Cup, Shams Charania reports. Boston’s Jaylen Brown and New York’s Julius Randle have been added onto USA Basketball’s training camp roster for World Cup, league sources told @TheAthleticNBA @Stadium. Team USA assembling young, talented squad comparable to 2010 gold medal team. — Shams Charania (@ShamsCharania) July 23, 2019 During the previous week or so, James Harden, Anthony Davis, Eric Gordon, Zion Williamson and CJ McCollum reportedly decided not to compete in the World Cup this year. Although the guard ranks will be somewhat depleted of NBA superstars, Team USA continues to have a deep pool of players available......»»

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1 forecast shows US topping medal table at Tokyo Olympics

By Stephen Wade, Associated Press TOKYO (AP) — If the Tokyo Olympics were opening today, the United States would top the overall medal count and the gold-medal count. That's the forecast released Tuesday by Gracenote Sports, which supplies statistical analysis for sports leagues around the world. Simon Gleave, the head of sports analysis at Gracenote, said his model has the United States winning 51 gold medals, 34 silver, and 41 bronze for 126 overall. China is picked to finish second with 38 gold and 81 overall. Host nation Japan is third, which would be a strong showing for a country with a much smaller population than China or the United States. Japan is predicted to win 29 gold medals, 67 overall and take advantage of the "home-field advantage" that almost always goes to the host nation. Spain got a boost back in the '92 Barcelona Olympics, China jumped in 2008 in Beijing, as did Britain in London in 2012. The Tokyo Olympics open on July 24, 2020. The next seven countries ranked in order of overall medals are: Russia (65), Britain (43), Australia (43), France (41), Germany (38), Netherlands (34), and Italy (32). This is fifth forecast Gleave has put together and the record is solid. "Sometimes countries over-perform, or under-perform, and that's not to do with our model," Gleave told AP in an interview. "That just happens in sport." Three years ago in Rio de Janeiro, Gracenote picked the order of the top three countries correctly, and picked eight of the top 10 medal-winning countries. In the 2018 Pyeongchang Winter Olympics, it correctly picked Norway to win a record number of medals and finish ahead of No. 2 Germany. It also picked the top four countries correctly, and in the correct order. Its predictions for seven of the top 10 countries were within one or two medals of their final totals. Russia is a major headache. Its track and field athletes are still banned from Tokyo following a widespread doping scandal. The governing body of track and field, the IAAF, has had a ban on the Russian athletics federation since 2015. Russia's medal total of course will be impacted by any change in eligibility. "If just before the Olympics, Russia is allowed to enter again it's going to be a bit of an issue," Gleave said of the medal predictions. Other highlights. — Britain finished in the top three in the last two Olympics, but is expected to fall out of that ranking. Look for Australia and Britain to be vying for a spot in the top five. — The Netherlands is picked to surpass its best overall medal total of 25 — that was 2000 in Sydney — and reach 34. — The second 10 in overall medal totals predicted are: South Korea (30), Hungary (27), Canada (25), Kenya (20), Spain (20), New Zealand (18), Ukraine (16), Brazil (15), Poland (14), and Turkey (14). — Women's participation in Tokyo will almost reach parity with men. Countries not promoting women's sports are sure to suffer in the medal standings......»»

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Lowry s British Open win caps off big year in majors

By Doug Ferguson, Associated Press PORTRUSH, Northern Ireland (AP) — Winning the British Open didn't sink in right away for Shane Lowry. It apparently didn't take long. A celebration that began on the 18th fairway of Royal Portrush extended well into the night in Dublin. The European Tour posted a video on Twitter of Lowry, still dressed in all black from his final round with his cap flipped back. He was holding the claret jug in his right hand and a beer in his left as he belted out "The Fields of Athenry," an Irish folk ballad that has become popular for Irish sports fans. About last night...@ShaneLowryGolf #TheOpen pic.twitter.com/zdXW66yetz — The European Tour (@EuropeanTour) July 22, 2019 It might as well have been a celebration for all the majors this year. Nothing could top Tiger Woods in the Masters, which dwarfed an otherwise four-month stretch of compelling outcomes. Brooks Koepka had a major season not seen since before Woods began having surgeries, and the run is not over. He joined Woods as the only back-to-back PGA Championship winners in stroke play. He had chances in the final hour at the Masters and U.S. Open. And he was three strokes behind going into the weekend at the British Open, where he wound up in a distant tie for fourth. Thanks to the PGA Championship moving from August to May, all Koepka has done in the last 12 months is win two majors, finish runner-up in two others and tie for fourth. Along the way, he joined some elite company. Koepka, Woods, Jordan Spieth and Jack Nicklaus are the only players to finish no worse than fourth in all four majors in the same year. "This week is disappointing, but the rest of them ... it's been great," Koepka said Sunday. "I'm not going to lie. It's been fun." Lowry and Gary Woodland were first-time major champions, making it five straight years of at least two players winning majors for the first time. Their victories were special in their own right. Already popular with his peers, Woodland won over golf fans around the world with his gracious support of Amy Bockerstette, the 20-year-old with Down syndrome who played one hole with him in the Phoenix Open pro-am and made par from a bunker on the 16th hole. She also inspired him with three words that he kept thinking about in the final round of the U.S. Open at Pebble Beach: "You got this." Lowry wrote the perfect ending to the return of the British Open to Northern Ireland after 68 years. Sure, the focus of a sellout crowd at Royal Portrush was on Rory McIlroy, Graeme McDowell and Darren Clarke at the start. But as Lowry so beautifully and simply said when his name was on the claret jug, "Everyone knows we're all one country when it comes to golf." Woods should win anyone's award for best performance, even in the year of a World Cup when England's victory in cricket was amazing. It just doesn't seem that way. Rewind to April and find Woods trailing by two shots going into the final round of the Masters, a position from which he has never won. It had been two years since he suggested at the Champions Dinner he was done, only to fly across the Atlantic in a desperate search for help before realizing fusion surgery — the fourth procedure on his lower back — was the only route to a healthy life. Then he capped off his comeback with a flawless back nine to win a fifth green jacket and a 15th major, three short of the record set by Nicklaus. And then he took a month off and missed the cut at the PGA Championship. He tied for 21st in the U.S. Open at Pebble Beach, but only because of six birdies on his last 12 holes. He took a vacation to Thailand, spent a month away from golf and then missed the cut in the British Open. It was a reminder that while Woods is able to win on the biggest stage — none bigger than Augusta National — he also has weeks where his back or his game, and sometimes both, don't allow him to contend. "Things are different," he said before leaving Portrush. "And I'm going to have my hot weeks. I'm going to be there in contention with a chance to win, and I will win tournaments. But there are times when I'm just not going to be there." It doesn't look great now. It will later. Golf now waits nearly nine months until the next major. The longer the year goes on, the stronger memories will be of what he did at the Masters far more than the other three. If there was disappointment, look no further than McIlroy, who finished a combined 25 shots behind in the Masters, PGA Championship and U.S. Open, and lasted only two days at Royal Portrush. Ditto for Dustin Johnson, still stuck on one major, which stings even more considering he had a pair of runner-up finishes. A generation ago, Colin Montgomerie said it was tough to win majors because of Woods, which meant fewer opportunities for everyone else. That's truer now than it was then. Spieth has gone two years without winning anything. Justin Thomas was slowed by injury. It's tough to win. Tougher still is waiting 263 days from the end of the British Open to the start of the Masters......»»

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ASEAN+3 think tank cuts economic growth forecasts

THE ASEAN+3 Macroeconomic Research Office (AMRO) has revised downward its Philippine economic growth forecast for 2020 to 6.5% from its previous outlook of 6.6% in May, according to the July Monthly Update of the ASEAN+3 Regional Economic Outlook released on Tuesday that showed the 2019 projection retained at the 6.3% pencilled in June but down from 6.4% in May......»»

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USC Warriors log crucial win against USJ-R Jaguars

Cebu City, Philippine—The Cebu Landmasters-University of San Carlos (USC) Warriors brightened their chances of advancing to the Final Four after they beat the University of San Jose -Recoletos (USJ-R) Jaguars, 71-66, in the 2019 Cesafi Partner’s Cup on Tuesday, July 23, at the Cebu Coliseum. The win improved the Warriors’ record to 5-6 (win-loss) and […] The post USC Warriors log crucial win against USJ-R Jaguars appeared first on Cebu Daily News......»»

Source: Inquirer InquirerCategory: News12 hr. 11 min. ago Related News

UC ties SWU-PHINMA in second place

  Darrell Shane Menina shoots against the Southwestern University-Phinma Cobras. CDN Digital photo | Gerard Vincent Francisco Cebu City, Philippines—The Joemangs Surplus-University of Cebu (UC)!Webmasters hung on to beat the Southwestern University (SWU)- Phinma Cobras, 83-80, in the 2019 Cesafi Partner’s Cup on Tuesday, July 23, 2019, at the Cebu Coliseum. The win was a […] The post UC ties SWU-PHINMA in second place appeared first on Cebu Daily News......»»

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11 ‘communist’ rebels to be charged for ambush-slay of 4 cops in Negros Oriental

CEBU CITY, Philippines―At least 11 members of the Communist Party of the Philippines (CPP) and its armed wing, New People’s Army (NPA), will be facing multiple murder and robbery charges for the deaths of four policemen in Sitio Yamot, Barangay Mabato, Ayungon, Negros Oriental on July 18, 2019. Police Brigadier General Debold Sinas, director of […] The post 11 ‘communist’ rebels to be charged for ambush-slay of 4 cops in Negros Oriental appeared first on Cebu Daily News......»»

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Enzo Pineda, plaster lang ang suot sa Cinemalaya film na ‘Malamaya’

  KARAKTER ng isang adventurous young man na isa ring striving artist ang role na ginagampanan ni Enzo Pineda sa 2019 Cinemalaya film na Malamaya na idinirek ng dalawang baguhang babaing filmmaker na sina Danica … Read More The post Enzo Pineda, plaster lang ang suot sa Cinemalaya film na ‘Malamaya’ appeared first on Pinoy Parazzi......»»

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Ramirez grateful for Duterte s national sports academy backing

MANILA, Philippines – Philippine Sports Commission (PSC) chairman William "Butch" Ramirez expressed his gratitude to President Rodrigo Duterte for announcing his support for the establishment of a national sports academy during the 2019 State of the Nation Address (SONA) on Monday, July 22.  "There might be bigger priorities but President ........»»

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Pacquiao wants death penalty by firing squad for drug traffickers

MANILA, Philippines – Evangelical Senator Manny Pacquiao believes that the reimposition of capital punishment will serve as a lesson to drug traffickers. On his first day back to work, Pacquiao said that he wants them to be executed by a firing squad, if the proposed death penalty bill is passed. ........»»

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Quick point-by-point summary of Duterte s SONA 2019

MANILA, Philippines – President Rodrigo Duterte used his 4th State of the Nation Address (SONA) on Monday, July 22, to tell Congress what laws he wants passed and what Filipinos can expect in the last half of his term. It lasted an hour and 33 minutes, making it his 3rd longest ........»»

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Ginebra blows out Magnolia to punch semis ticket

MANILA, Philippines – Barangay Ginebra booked its semifinals ticket and sent Magnolia packing for vacation with a 106-80 blowout win in the 2019 PBA Commissioner's Cup quarterfinals at the Araneta Coliseum on Tuesday, July 23. A blistering third-quarter surge was what the Gin Kings needed to sweep the best-of-three series ........»»

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DOTr order permanently allows hatchbacks as TNVS

MANILA, Philippines — In its latest order, the Department of Transportation (DOTr) permanently allowed  hatchback and sub-compact vehicles to operate as public transport. The July 19 Department Order (DO) 2019-013 amended its 2017 DO on the transport network vehicle services to include the units. Now part of public transport, hatchbacks ........»»

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