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  • Same old problems for new-look Chelsea in draw with Fulham
    on February 4, 2023 at 4:01 am

    LONDON – Chelsea’s Enzo Fernandez shone on his debut and some other new faces hinted at their potential but, after a 300 million pounds ($361.53 million) January spending spree, the same problems weighed on the Blues in their 0-0 draw with Fulham on Friday. With only 22 goals scored in 21 […]

  • Cristiano Ronaldo nets first goal for Al Nassr to snatch 2-2 draw
    on February 4, 2023 at 3:51 am

    Cristiano Ronaldo scored his first goal for Al Nassr with a last-gasp penalty to salvage a 2-2 draw at Al Fateh in a thrilling Saudi Pro League match on Friday. The 37-year-old Portugal international, a five-times Ballon D’Or winner, converted from the spot three minutes into added time, having […]

  • Only 38% of students grade 1 to 3 prefer local language as medium of instruction — Pulse Asia
    on February 4, 2023 at 3:51 am

      MANILA, Philippines — In a Pulse Asia survey commissioned by Senator Sherwin Gatchalian, the local language in an area was found to be the least preferred medium of instruction for students in grade 1 to grade 3 at 38%. The national language Filipino was found to be the most preferred at […]

  • NBA: Pistons beat Hornets despite 23 turnovers
    on February 4, 2023 at 3:47 am

    Jaden Ivey had 24 points and seven assists and the host Detroit Pistons downed the Charlotte Hornets 118-112 on Friday night. Saddiq Bey contributed 22 points, including a go-ahead 3-pointer in the late going. Bojan Bogdanovic had 21 points and Alec Burks added 16. Jalen Duren collected a […]

  • NBA: Suns hand Celtics first double-digit home loss
    on February 4, 2023 at 3:41 am

    Despite having a thin bench, the Phoenix Suns used a strong fourth quarter to pick up a 106-94 road win against the Boston Celtics on Friday night. The Celtics outscored the Suns 29-17 in the third quarter and trailed 74-73 with 12 minutes to play, but Phoenix began the fourth with a 14-2 run. […]

  • NBA: Blazers dig out of 20-point hole to defeat Wizards
    on February 4, 2023 at 3:29 am

    Anfernee Simons scored 20 of his 33 points in the third quarter on Friday, helping the visiting Portland Trail Blazers overcome a 20-point deficit in a 124-116 victory over the Washington Wizards. Simons drained nine 3-pointers and added six assists as the Trail Blazers outscored the Wizards […]

  • ACT slams Edca on 124th anniversary of PH-American war: ‘Tila hindi umalis ang mananakop’
    on February 4, 2023 at 3:18 am

      MANILA, Philippines — The Alliance of Concerned Teachers (ACT) party-list decried the revival of the Enhanced Defense Cooperation Agreement (Edca) on the 124th anniversary of the beginning of the war between the Philippines and the United States (US), saying that it was like the colonizers […]

  • NBA: Nets’ title odds plummet in wake of Kyrie Irving trade demand
    on February 4, 2023 at 2:57 am

    The Brooklyn Nets appeared to have turned around their season when they won 12 straight games in December and early January. The star-studded Nets settled into fourth place in the Eastern Conference, just 5 1/2 games out of first entering Friday’s play. But now, Kyrie Irving has decided he wants […]

  • Pokwang admits she lied about cause of split with Lee O’Brian: ‘Umasa akong aayusin pa niya’
    on February 4, 2023 at 2:48 am

    An emotional Pokwang has broken her silence on the reason behind her split with Lee O’Brian, admitting she initially defended him in hopes they would still mend their relationship. The comedian narrated how their misunderstanding rooted from a confrontation about their now-defunct business, […]

  • NBA: Tomahawk dunk? Skyhook? LeBron has options for breaking record
    on February 4, 2023 at 2:46 am

    LOS ANGELES – LeBron James’ steady march to the top of the NBA’s all-time scorers list has been assured for so long that the biggest drama remaining is seeing what type of shot he will deploy to etch his name into the history books. James needs 63 points to surpass fellow Lakers great Kareem […]

  • NBA: Dillon Brooks suspended, Donovan Mitchell fined after fight
    on February 4, 2023 at 2:41 am

    Memphis Grizzlies guard Dillon Brooks was suspended one game without pay on Friday and Cleveland Cavaliers guard Donovan Mitchell was fined $20,000 due to their on-court altercation during Thursday’s game. Brooks will serve the suspension Sunday when the Grizzlies host the Toronto Raptors. […]

  • NBA: Kyrie Irving requests trade from Nets—report
    on February 4, 2023 at 2:37 am

    Kyrie Irving’s tumultuous NBA career is set to take another dramatic turn after multiple outlets reported Friday the Brooklyn Nets guard has requested a trade. According to the report, the Nets have been made aware of Irving’s request and the eight-time All-Star is hoping to find a new landing […]

  • China’s mega-rich move their wealth, and partying, to Singapore
    on February 4, 2023 at 2:35 am

      Singapore —Singapore is seeing an influx of ultra-wealthy families from China looking to protect their wealth from a Communist Party that increasingly views them with suspicion. Beijing’s recent crackdowns on tech billionaires and tax-shy celebrities, as well as three years of […]

  • NBA: Kareem Abdul-Jabbar to attend Lakers games as LeBron closes on record—source
    on February 4, 2023 at 2:29 am

    LOS ANGELES – Kareem Abdul-Jabbar will be in the stands for two Lakers home games in which LeBron James is likely to surpass him and become the NBA’s all-time leading scorer, a source close to the Lakers great told Reuters on Thursday. Abdul-Jabbar and James have had a frosty relationship amid a […]

  • US House plans vote to end foreign air traveler COVID vaccine mandate
    on February 4, 2023 at 2:12 am

      WASHINGTON — The US House of Representatives plans to vote next week on a bill that would end a requirement that most foreign air travelers be vaccinated against COVID-19, Majority Leader Steve Scalise said on Friday. The Biden administration in June dropped its requirement that […]

  • 2 suspects yield P1.2 million worth of marijuana in Rizal
    on February 4, 2023 at 1:53 am

      LUCENA CITY — Police anti-narcotics operatives busted two alleged big-time traffickers of marijuana early Saturday, Feb. 4, and seized more than P1.2 million worth of the illegal hemp in Rodriguez town in Rizal province. The Regional Office 4A in a report said members of the Rizal […]

  • Ukraine wins EU pledges of support, no promise of fast-track accession
    on February 4, 2023 at 1:42 am

      KYIV— The European Union offered strong support for Ukraine at a summit in Kyiv as air raid sirens wailed on Friday, but set “no rigid time lines” for its accession to the wealthy bloc. President Volodymyr Zelensky had hoped the EU would put Ukraine on a rapid road to membership. He […]

  • Partly cloudy skies with isolated rains to prevail over PH
    on February 4, 2023 at 1:29 am

      MANILA, Philippines — The entire country is forecast to have partly cloudy skies with chances of rain on Saturday, said the Philippine Atmospheric, Geophysical and Astronomical Services Administration (Pagasa). According to the agency, there are no low pressure areas inside the […]

  • Alleged NPA rebel surrenders in Quezon
    on February 4, 2023 at 1:15 am

    LUCENA CITY — An alleged New People’s Army (NPA) rebel surrendered to police and Army soldiers in Lopez town in Quezon province Friday, Feb. 3, after he got separated from his comrades, the military reported. The 85th Infantry Battalion said in a report Saturday, Feb. 4, that the rebel […]

  • Around 70% of Haitians back international force to fight gangs, survey says
    on February 4, 2023 at 12:45 am

      Around seven in 10 people in Haiti back proposed creation of an international force to help the national police fight violence from armed gangs who have expanded their territory since the 2021 assassination of President Jovenel Moise, according to a survey carried out in January. Some 69% […]