The Manila Times

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HOUSTON: James Harden bounced back in a big way on Monday (Tuesday in Manila), scoring 45 points to lead the Houston Rockets to a 110-98 NBA victory over the Indiana Pacers. Harden was one point shy of his career high set on February 20, 2013 against Oklahoma City. Harden, the…

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MELBOURNE: World number one Novak Djokovic got his quest for a fifth Australian Open title off to a winning start in straight sets on Tuesday. The Serb top seed eliminated Slovenia’s Aljaz Bedene 6-3, 6-2, 6-4 in 1hr 49min on Rod Laver Arena and will next play either Russian Andrey…

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MONGOMO, Equatorial Guinea: Algeria and Senegal secured come-from-behind victories on Monday (Tuesday in Manila) as the Africa Cup of Nations group of death sprang to life with seven goals in a Mongomo double-header. Title favorites Algeria trailed South Africa and could have been even further behind before an own-goal set…

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CANBERRA: Palestine coach Ahmad Alhasan invited Australia to visit the Palestinian territories for a rare and unlikely friendly set against the backdrop of Israeli occupation. The Palestinians overcame complications of the blockade to reach their first Asian Cup by winning the AFC Challenge Cup last year.

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DOHA: Spanish star Sergio Garcia will aim to become the first player to win back-to-back titles in Doha when the $2.5 million (2.1million euros) Qatar Masters begins at the wind-battered Doha Golf Club on Wednesday. The 35-year-old took the Mother of Pearl trophy last year following a thrilling playoff against…

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LOS ANGELES: Former heavyweight champion Bermane Stiverne was released from a Las Vegas hospital on Monday after being treated for dehydration in the wake of his title loss to Deontay Wilder. At a press conference on Monday afternoon, Stiverne said dehydration hindered him during the bout, in which Wilder claimed…

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A high-ranking official from the US State Department arrived in Manila on Tuesday to hold a series of bilateral talks on a wide range of topics, including defense. Daniel Russel, US Assistant Secretary for East Asian and Pacific Affairs, is traveling from Manila to Kuala Lumpur to Bangkok to Phnom…

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GUIGUINTO, Bulacan: Different teams of government investiga- tors on Tuesday swooped down at the construction site of a warehouse being constructed here after its high-wall collapsed, crushing to death 11 persons and seriously injuring four others on Monday afternoon. Initially, the product standard team of Trade and Industry Provincial Director…

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The Civil Aviation Authority of the Philippines (CAAP) lifted the notice to airmen at the Daniel Z. Romualdez airport in Tacloban City on Tuesday dawn, allowing all flights back to its normal operations. CAAP Deputy Director General Rodante Joya said that all commercial flights are now allowed on runway 18,…

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LA TRINIDAD, Benguet: The Cordillera Police Region Office has started training 180 recruits to fill up the posts vacated by policemen due to death, dismissal, retirement and re-assignment. Cordillera Police Chief Isagani Nerez gave the new trainees the rank of Police Officer 1 in temporary status. The status will be…