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Rafael Nadal romps to 11th Barcelona title

Apr 30, 2018 - 7:13 AM

The world number one claims his 77th overall crown and hikes his career clay-court match record to 401 wins

UNSTOPPABLE. Spain's Rafael Nadal only needed 77 minutes to claim victory. Photo by Josep Lago/AFP

Messi hat trick seals Barca's 25th La Liga title in style

Apr 30, 2018 - 6:55 AM

Barcelona bags its 7th title in 10 seasons and extends its unbeaten streak to 41

TOYING WITH DEFENSE. Lionel Messi displayed his offensive prowess in the final, scoring all but one of Barcelona's goals. Photo by Miguel Riopa/AFP

Unstoppable Nadal racks up 400th clay court win

Apr 29, 2018 - 7:43 AM

The world number one sweeps Belgium's David Goffin to clinch record and reach the Barcelona final

TITLE ROUND. Rafael Nadal shoots for his 77th overall career title in the Barcelona final. Photo by Josep Lago/AFP

Rafael Nadal one win away from 400 record on clay

Apr 28, 2018 - 8:34 AM

The world number remains on track of becoming the fourth male tennis player to win 400 matches on clay surface

ON A ROLL. As Rafael Nadal goes for a record, the Spaniard also looks poised to win his 11th Barcelona crown. Photo by Joseph Lago/AFP

Iniesta breaks hearts with Barca farewell

Apr 27, 2018 - 11:14 PM

The 2010 World Cup hero boasts a decorated career that includes 4 Champions League and 7 Spanish league titles

GIFTED. Barcelona's Spanish midfielder Andres Iniesta is tagged as one of the most gifted midfielders of all time. Photo by Lluis Gene/AFP

Messi scores in EU court battle to trademark name

Apr 26, 2018 - 5:27 PM

The ruling comes just as the Argentine star moves past Cristiano Ronaldo as the highest earner in world football

WINNER. Barcelona's star forward Lionel Messi wins a 7-year legal fight. Photo by Pau Barrena/AFP

Iniesta says 'emotional' final may be his last for Barca

Apr 22, 2018 - 3:21 PM

After a sublime performance, the Barcelona captain weighs an offer from a China club

ONE LAST TIME. Andres Iniesta celebrates Barcelona’s Copa del Rey title romp, but admits it’s possibly his last. Photo by Luis Gene/AFP

Roma dumps Barca out after miracle comeback

Apr 11, 2018 - 11:28 AM

Roma goes through to the UEFA Champions League semis for the first time since 1984

COMEBACK. AS Roma's Greek defender Kostas Manolas celebrates after winning the UEFA Champions League quarter-final second leg football match between AS Roma and FC Barcelona. Photo by Isabella Bonotto/AFP

Spain's King Felipe VI backs judges during Catalonia visit

Apr 09, 2018 - 11:37 PM

The Spanish monarch's firm stance against independence angers some who say he should not take sides

HIS HIGHNESS. Spain's King Felipe VI and Queen Letizia attend a memorial mass marking the 25th anniversary of the death of Felipe's grand-father Juan de Bourbon, Count of Barcelona on April 3, 2018 in San Lorenzo del Escorial, Madrid. Photo by Ballesteros/pool/AFP

Messi hat trick helps Barcelona equal record unbeaten streak

Apr 08, 2018 - 12:57 PM

Barcelona wins its 38th straight game and will look to break the longest unbeaten record set by Real Sociedad in the 1979-1980 season

MAN OF THE HOUR. Leo Messi's hat trick powers Barcelona to equal a record unbeaten streak in La Liga history. File Photo by Ben Stansall/AFP


Two own-goals help Barca take charge of quarter-final against Roma

Apr 05, 2018 - 12:10 PM

Luis Suarez restores the 3-goal cushion with a late goal in the 87th minute

DAGGER. Barcelona's Uruguayan forward Luis Suarez (R) celebrates a goal with Barcelona's Argentinian forward Lionel Messi during the UEFA Champions League quarter-final first leg football match between FC Barcelona and AS Roma at the Camp Nou Stadium in Barcelona. Photo by Pau Barrena/AFP

Messi, Busquets set for Barcelona return against Roma

Apr 04, 2018 - 12:08 PM

Barcelona are bidding to reach the last 4 of the Champions League for the first time in 3 years after falling at the quarter-final stage both in 2016 and 2017

RETURN. Lionel Messi and Sergio Busquets will be in better shape in Wednesday's match against Roma. Photo by Gabriel Bouys/AFP (Messi) and Jorge Guerrero/AFP (Busquets)

Argentina has a 'debt' to settle at World Cup, says Leo Messi

Mar 30, 2018 - 6:13 PM

'The debt we owe is to ourselves, not to the people. We always give our all, we reached three finals. We haven't been far off,' says Messi

WINNING. Argentina's forward Lionel Messi attends a training session in Madrid on March 25, 2018 ahead of an international friendly football match between Spain and Argentina.  Photo by Gabriel Bouys/AFP

Arrest of Catalan leader in Germany ignites wave of protests

Mar 26, 2018 - 10:08 PM

Former Catalan President Carles Puigdemont spent the night in a German jail cell following his arrest after he crossed the border from Denmark, under a European warrant issued by Spain

PRISON. Police officers walk out of the prison of Neumuenster, where former Catalan regional president Carles Puigdemont is detained, in Neumuenster, northern Germany, on March 26, 2018. Photo by Patrik Stollarz/AFP

Messi hits Champions League century in emphatic Barca win over Chelsea

Mar 15, 2018 - 12:27 PM

Messi becomes only the second player to reach the milestone in Europe's premier tournament, following Real Madrid's Cristiano Ronaldo

100. Lionel Messi's brace marks his centurial honor in the Champions League. Photo by Lluis Gene/AFP

5 cool gadgets at Mobile World Congress that aren't phones

Feb 28, 2018 - 7:34 PM

Phones are the star of the show but there is no lack of interesting devices found at MWC 2018

BISECU. A host holds a mobile phone used to lock a Bisecu Smart Bike Lock on a bycicle at the Mobile World Congress (MWC), the world's biggest mobile fair, on February 26, 2018 in Barcelona. Photo by Josep Lago/AFP


WATCH: The new ASUS ZenFone 5 unveiled

Feb 28, 2018 - 3:30 AM

ASUS' flagship for 2018 arrives with an iPhone X-like notch, and AI capabilities

ZENFONE 5. ASUS is ready for 2018 with their new device. Photo by Gelo Gonzales/Rappler


LIVE: ASUS' ZenFone 5 event at MWC 2018

Feb 27, 2018 - 5:23 PM

The stream starts at 2:30 am, Wednesday, February 28

Huawei launches new tablet, laptop in flagship phone hiatus

Feb 27, 2018 - 12:07 PM

Huawei will be launching the P20 smartphone on March 27 instead

Huawei Mate 10 Pro drives a Porsche at MWC 2018

Feb 27, 2018 - 11:17 AM

Huawei's AI-powered smartphone flexes its muscle at the world's biggest phone show

PHONE SMARTS. Picture taken of a Porsche Panamera car driven by the Huawei Mate 10 Pro smartphone outside the Camp Nou stadium in Barcelona on February 26, 2018, on the first day of the Mobile World Congress (MWC). Photo by Pau Barrena/AFP


Specs, prices: Alcatel’s 5 new phones unveiled at MWC 2018

Feb 26, 2018 - 8:34 PM

Alcatel licensee TCL has officially revealed its phones for 2018 – the Alcatel 5, 3V, 3X, 3, and 1X

NEW FROM ALCATEL. Alcatel renews its aim at the budget to midrange market with their phones for 2018. All photos from official Alcatel website


Vivo shows off APEX concept with retractable cam, half-screen fingerprint sensor

Feb 26, 2018 - 3:38 PM

The concept phone called the Vivo APEX ambitiously repositions the front-facing camera, fingerprint scanner and earpiece, eliminates any need for bezels

APEX CONCEPT. The concept phone touts a retractable camera and half its screen being capable of identifying fingerprints. Photo from Vivo


Aquino in Dengvaxia hearing, People Power anniversary, Samsung Galaxy S9 | Midday wRap

Feb 26, 2018 - 12:55 PM

Watch the midday newscast with Marguerite de Leon

Specs, price: The Samsung Galaxy S9 and S9+

Feb 26, 2018 - 3:18 AM

Check here for a listing of the product specifications and features of Samsung's Galaxy S9

SAMSUNG GALAXY S9. Will you be grabbing one? Photo by Franz Lopez/Rappler

Samsung unveils Galaxy S9, announces starting price of P45,990

Feb 26, 2018 - 1:02 AM

Samsung shows off the new Galaxy S9 in the Philippines alongside its global launch at the Mobile World Congress in Barcelona, Spain

GALAXY S9. While physically identical to the S8, the S9 carries various improvements such as a variable aperture feature and 960 frames-per-second slow-mo video capture ability. Screenshot from Rappler video


The Nokia 8110 4G: Here's what you need to know

Feb 26, 2018 - 12:15 AM

Yes, folks, it'll come with Snake, but that's not all it's packing!

NOKIA 8110 4G. It's the banana phone, reloaded! Screen shot from YouTube.

LIVE: Galaxy S9 and S9+ unveiling at Samsung Unpacked

Feb 25, 2018 - 11:55 PM

Watch Samsung show the world its new flagship at 1 am, Monday, February 26, Manila time

UNPACKED. Screenshot from Samsung official website


Messi gives Barcelona last-16 edge in Champion's League

Feb 21, 2018 - 11:24 AM

Chelsea must now score when they travel to the Camp Nou on March 14 to have any chance of making the last eight

JUBILATION. Barcelona's Argentinian striker Lionel Messi celebrates after scoring their first goal during the first leg of the UEFA Champions League round of 16 football match between Chelsea and Barcelona at Stamford Bridge stadium in London on February 20, 2018. Photo by  Ben Stansall/AFP

The week in photos: January 27-February 2, 2018

Feb 03, 2018 - 7:45 PM

This week's selection of photo highlights here and around the world

A super blue blood moon behind a mountain is seen from Longyearbyen, Svalbard, Norway, on January 31, 2018. / AFP PHOTO / NTB scanpix AND NTB Scanpix / Heiko JUNGE / Norway OUT

Samsung sets Galaxy S9 reveal for February 25

Jan 25, 2018 - 4:35 PM

How does Samsung plan to build on the Samsung Galaxy S8's success?

Screenshot from Samsung Twitter page


Barcelona not panicking after seeing unbeaten run end

Jan 19, 2018 - 2:05 PM

It was Barcelona's first defeat in 30 games in all competitions for Ernesto Valverde's side, who have still not lost in La Liga

DO YOU LIKE MESSI. Lionel Messi missed a penalty as the Catalans lost 1-0 away to Espanyo, but the holders can still turn the tie around in the second leg next week. Photo by Josep Lago/AFP

Barcelona signs Coutinho to 3rd richest deal in football history

Jan 07, 2018 - 1:40 PM

The Brazil star signs for $192 million

BIG MONEY. Signing Coutinho allows Barcelona to move on from the bitter experience of losing his Brazil teammate Neymar last summer. Photo by Paul Ellis/AFP

Real Madrid dibungkam Barcelona 0-3, ini jawaban Zidane

Dec 24, 2017 - 9:11 AM

“Kami menciptakan peluang-peluang yang bagus, kami hanya tidak mencetak gol.”

Pelatih Real Madrid Zinedine Zidane. Foto oleh @officialZZidane/Twitter

Barcelona drubs Real Madrid 3-0 in lopsided El Clasico

Dec 23, 2017 - 10:02 PM

Barcelona opens a 14-point lead over Real Madrid and moves 9 points clear of Atletico Madrid in La Liga

HOT FEET. Luis Suarez, Lionel Messi and Aleix Vidal score as Barcelona hands hosts Real Madrid a bitter defeat. Photo by Curto De La Torre/AFP

Real Madrid 'obliged' to keep title race alive in El Clasico

Dec 23, 2017 - 3:24 PM

Real Madrid is on their way to defend their La Liga title over their rivals Barcelona

OBLIGATION. Real Madrid promises a win against their rivals Barcelona. File photo by Javier Soriano/AFP

Values kids can learn from sports

Dec 21, 2017 - 11:32 AM

These life lessons will remain long after you’ve left the field

Surveys show Catalan separatists could lose absolute majority in vote

Dec 15, 2017 - 11:22 PM

Catalonia is currently under direct rule from the national government in Madrid, which called new elections after a banned independence referendum led to Spain's worst political crisis in a generation

CATALAN POLLS. Ines Arrimadas (2nd left), Ciudadanos (Citizens) party candidate for the upcoming Catalan regional election, stands with other members of the party outside the Dali Museum during a tour as part of her political campaign in Figueres on December 15, 2017. Photo by Pau Barrena/AFP

Neymar heads to Brazil for 'personal matters'

Dec 11, 2017 - 3:56 PM

Neymar might miss Wednesday's clash with Strasbourg

PERSONAL MATTERS. Neymar heads home to Brazil for personal reasons. Photo from AFP

La Liga: Bungkam Villarreal, Barcelona pimpin klasemen

Dec 11, 2017 - 9:59 AM

Barcelona hanya melawan 10 pemain Villarreal dalam 30 menit terakhir pertandingan

Lionel Messi dan Luis Suarez merayakan kemenangan atas Villarreal dalam laga lanjutan La Liga, Senin (11/12). Foto diambil dari @FCBarcelona/Twitter

Real Madrid forward Cristiano Ronaldo wins 5th Ballon d'Or award

Dec 09, 2017 - 7:54 AM

The second successive win drew Real Madrid's Ronaldo level alongside Barcelona rival Lionel Messi with 5 Ballons d'Or (Golden Ball), after the Argentinian took second in the vote, with Brazilian Neymar 3rd

NUMERO 5. This combination of pictures created on December 8, 2017 shows file photos, at right of Portuguese winger Cristiano Ronaldo holding his four European footballer of the year award "Ballon d'Or" (Golden ball) trophies in (from top left to bottom right) 2008, 2013, 2015, 2016 and, at left, his fifth award on December 7, 2017. AFP

Real deal Ronaldo set for Ballon d'Or No. 5

Dec 07, 2017 - 10:02 PM

Portugal's Cristiano Ronaldo looks set to match his great rival Lionel Messi of Argentina by claiming a fifth Ballon d'Or as recognition for leading Real Madrid to a La Liga and Champions League double last season

FAVORED. Real Madrid's Portuguese forward Cristiano Ronaldo thumbs up during the UEFA Champions League group H football match Real Madrid CF vs Borussia Dortmund at the Santiago Bernabeu stadium in Madrid on December 6, 2017. Photo by Javier Soriano/AFP

La Liga: Real Madrid dan Barcelona sama-sama meraih hasil imbang

Dec 03, 2017 - 9:57 AM

Real Madrid dipaksa bermain imbang tanpa gol oleh Athletic Bilbao

Pemain Real Madrid Karim Benzema memainkan bola saat melawan Athletic Bilbao dalam laga La Liga, Sabtu (2/12). Foto diambil dari @realmadrid/twitter

La Liga: Ditahan imbang Valencia, Barcelona tetap kuasai puncak klasemen

Nov 27, 2017 - 8:29 AM

Barcelona sempat tertinggal lebih dulu saat gawang mereka dibobol Rordrigo pada menit ke-60

Pemain Barcelona merayakan gol ke gawang Valencia. Foto diambil dari @FCBarcelona/twitter

Lionel Messi maturing with age as he picks up 4th Golden Shoe

Nov 25, 2017 - 1:33 PM

The 30-year-old Argentine wins the prize for being the top scorer in Europe's leading leagues last season after netting 37 times for Barcelona

GETTING BETTER. Barcelona's Argentinian forward Lionel Messi poses with his four Golden Shoe awards after receiving the 2017 European Golden Shoe honoring the year's leading goalscorer during a ceremony at the Antigua Fabrica Estrella Damm in Barcelona on November 24, 2017. Photo by Josep Lago/AFP

Jailed Catalan leaders could be freed as probe changes hands

Nov 24, 2017 - 10:41 PM

Judge Pablo Llarena of Spain's Supreme Court is now taking full responsibility for the probe into the heads of two Catalan pro-independence associations accused of sedition

SUPPORT. Firefighters stand to form the shape of a giant ribbon at the Montjuic Castle in Barcelona on November 20, 2017 during a protest calling for the release of jailed Catalan separatist leaders. Photo by Josep LagoAGO / AFP

Liga Champions: Ditahan imbang Juventus, Barcelona masuk 16 besar

Nov 23, 2017 - 9:25 AM

Satu poin di laga ini sudah cukup untuk mengantarkan Barcelona ke babak 16 besar Liga Champions

Duel antara pemain Barcelona dengan Juventus di laga penyisihan Grup D Liga Champions, Kamis (23/11). Foto diambil dari @FCBarcelona_es/twitter

Catalans flood Barcelona to demand leaders' freedom

Nov 12, 2017 - 8:15 AM

8 members of the axed Catalan cabinet are currently detained on charges of sedition, rebellion, and misuse of public funds

UNITED. A man holds an Catalan pro-independence Estelada flag while others hold placars reading 'Freedom' during a demonstration in Barcelona on November 11, 2017 calling for the release of jailed separatist leaders. Josep Lago / AFP

Pro-independence activists block roads, trains in Catalonia strike

Nov 08, 2017 - 5:30 PM

Spanish law prohibits going on strike for political motives, and the work stoppage is led by the pro-independence CSC union to protest job insecurity and a central government decree

STRIKE. A Catalan regional policewoman (Mossos d'Esquadra) talks to riders as picketers block the nudo de la Trinidat access road to Barcelona on November 8, 2017 as part of a regionwide strike called by a pro-independence union. Photo by Pau Barrena/AFP

Ousted Catalan leader blasts Spain after Belgium frees him

Nov 06, 2017 - 8:15 PM

After his release, Carles Puigdemont tweets: 'Released without bail. Our thoughts are with colleagues unjustly imprisoned by a state that is far from democratic norms'

ON BAIL. This file photo taken on October 31, 2017 shows dismissed Catalonia's leader Carles Puigdemont arriving to address media representatives at The Press Club in Brussels. Photo by Nicolas Maeterlinck/AFP

Barca seeks 'justice' for jailed Catalan ministers

Nov 05, 2017 - 12:26 PM

Fans in Camp Nou clamor for freedom and justice for Catalan

CALL FOR CALM. FC Barcelona calls for solidarity of the affected families due to the prison sentences. File photo by Josep Lago/AFP