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Federer to play French Open next year

Oct 17, 2019 - 10:05 PM

Roger Federer says he needs 'some time away' from tennis but promises to see action in the French Open

FAMILY FIRST. Roger Federer says family will be his priority in the next few months. Photo by Matthew Stockman/Getty Images/AFP

Olympic gold lures Federer to Tokyo Games

Oct 15, 2019 - 4:50 PM

Roger Federer shoots for the Olympic men's singles gold medal – the only major prize he has yet to win

STAR-STUDDED. Roger Federer completed the Big 3 in the Tokyo Olympics as Novak Djokovic and Rafael Nadal also vow to compete next year. Photo by Glyn Kirk/AFP

Gauff salutes Federer for words of wisdom

Oct 14, 2019 - 2:17 PM

Coco Gauff says Roger Federer gave her a pep talk that has helped her on a path which saw her become the youngest champion on the WTA Tour since 2004

YOUNG CHAMP. Coco Gauff claims the Linz Open at 15 years old. Photo from Twitter/@WTALinz


Federer wins Shanghai Masters opener

Oct 08, 2019 - 9:28 PM

Roger Federer cruises past Spain's Albert Ramos-Vinolas in the Shanghai Masters 1st round

CONQUEST. Roger Federer advances to the next round in the 2019 Shanghai Masters. File photo by Don Emmert / AFP

Trade union welcomes creation of anti-child labor council

Sep 28, 2019 - 6:45 PM

President Rodrigo Duterte signs EO 92, which establishes the National Council Against Child Labor

FIGHTING CHILD LABOR. Duterte's EO 92 establishes the National Council Against Child Labor. Photo from Shutterstock

End of Boeing 737 MAX grounding up to individual countries – U.S. FAA

Sep 24, 2019 - 7:00 PM

This statement points to a lack of consensus among regulators on when to clear the Boeing 737 MAX for service

CRISIS. Boeing 737 airplanes are pictured on the company's production line on March 27, 2019, in Renton, Washington. File photo by Stephen Brashear/Getty Images/AFP

Federer teams up with Zverev to secure Europe Laver Cup lead

Sep 21, 2019 - 10:22 AM

Propped up by Roger Federer and Alexander Zverev, Team Europe takes a 3-1 lead over Team World

HOT START. Roger Federer and Team Europe remain favored to defend their Laver Cup crown. Photo by Fabrice Coffrini/AFP

U.S. Fed cuts key interest rate a quarter point, citing 'uncertainties'

Sep 19, 2019 - 12:40 PM

The United States Federal Reserve lowers the benchmark interest rate by 25 basis points to a target range of 1.75% to 2%, but its policy committee is divided

RATE CUT. United States Federal Reserve Chairman Jerome Powell speaks during a press conference after a Federal Open Market Committee meeting in Washington, DC, on July 31, 2019. Photo by Andrew Caballero-Reynolds/AFP

U.S. sees 'modest' growth, businesses show 'near-term' optimism – Fed

Sep 05, 2019 - 9:50 AM

The United States Federal Reserve cites trade concerns, but says majority of businesses remain optimistic about the near-term outlook

BUSINESSES. Buildings, both residential and commercial, give form to the iconic Manhattan skyline on June 13, 2019 in New York City. Photo by Spencer Platt/Getty Images/AFP

Google to pay $170-million fine for sharing YouTube kids data

Sep 04, 2019 - 9:25 PM

The settlement with the Federal Trade Commission and the New York state Attorney General is the largest amount in a case involving the Children's Online Privacy Protection Act, a 1998 federal law

Djokovic quits as Wawrinka advances; Federer rolls at U.S. Open

Sep 02, 2019 - 12:15 PM

After dropping the first two sets, injured Novak Djokovic retires against Stan Wawrinka in a shock end to his title defense bid

IN PAIN. Novak Djokovic’s injury problem resurfaces just a few days after saying he’s 'almost pain-free.' Photo by Matthew Stockman/Getty Images/AFP

Google to pay out $150-200 million over YouTube privacy claims – reports

Aug 31, 2019 - 1:56 PM

The US Federal Trade Commission is expected to announce its decision on this settlement in September

Federer, Serena breeze into U.S. Open last 16 but Nishikori out

Aug 31, 2019 - 8:56 AM

Roger Federer plays 'no-error tennis' as Serena Williams continues her quest for a 24th career Grand Slam title

Federer overcomes poor start to advance at rain-hit U.S. Open

Aug 29, 2019 - 9:00 AM

'When it happens like this, back-to-back matches, it's just a bit frustrating more than anything,' says Roger Federer after rallying yet again to reach the next round

COMEBACK. Roger Federer pulls through after struggling early against world No. 99 Damir Dzumhur. Photo by Don Emmert/AFP

Early U.S. Open struggles no concern for Federer

Aug 27, 2019 - 2:44 PM

Roger Federer rallies back to dominate Sumit Nagal in the 2019 US Open 1st round

SLUGGISH. Roger Federer drops the opening frame, but makes a comeback in the last 3 sets of his first round matchup. Photo by Matthew Stockman/Getty Images/AFP

Djokovic motivated by talk of catching Federer in Slams

Aug 26, 2019 - 1:00 PM

Having won 4 of the last 5 Grand Slam singles titles, Novak Djokovic is in good position to break Roger Federer's mark

DEFENDING CHAMP. Novak Djokovic will defend his throne in the US Open. File photo by Ben Stansall/AFP


Federer puts Wimbledon near-miss behind him ahead of U.S. Open

Aug 25, 2019 - 4:14 PM

'I'm not putting extra pressure on myself. I know it's going to be tough,' says Roger Federer as he seeks a 21st Grand Slam

Photo by Glyn Kirk/AFP

NASA investigating 1st crime committed in space – report

Aug 25, 2019 - 10:47 AM

The estranged wife of astronaut Anne McClain accuses her of identity theft and improperly accessing her wife's private financial records

THE ACCUSED. Ground personnel carry NASA astronaut Anne McClain shortly after landing in a remote area outside the town of Dzhezkazgan, Kazakhstan, on June 25, 2019. Photo by Alexander Nemenov/Pool/AFP

Trump heads to G7 with potshot at French hosts over taxes

Aug 24, 2019 - 1:30 PM

'I don't want France going out and taxing our companies.... And if they do that, we'll be taxing their wine,' says US President Donald Trump ahead of the G7 summit in France

US President Donald Trump gestures as he speaks to the press while departing the White House in Washington, DC, on August 23, 2019, for the G7 Summit in France. (Photo by Alastair Pike / AFP)

Federer falls into Djokovic's half of U.S. Open draw

Aug 23, 2019 - 10:10 AM

World No. 1 Novak Djokovic may face Roger Federer in the semifinal and Rafael Nadal in the title match of the 2019 US Open

FACE-OFF. After a blockbuster Wimbledon title showdown last month, Novak Djokovic and Roger Federer may face in the US Open Final Four. Photos by Ben Standall and Glyn Kirk/AFP

IMF tells Trump: It's not working

Aug 22, 2019 - 10:31 AM

In unusually blunt language, the IMF blog post says US policy moves are counterproductive, won't achieve the desired results, and will slow the global economy

NOT WORKING. File photo of US President Donald Trump. Photo by Saul Loeb/AFP

Federer won't let Cincy setback spoil U.S. Open prep

Aug 16, 2019 - 5:21 PM

Roger Federer isn't exactly worried despite absorbing a shock loss a week before the US Open

Photo by Matthew Stockman/Getty Images/AFP

Nadal, Federer make joint decision to re-enter ATP politics

Aug 09, 2019 - 9:03 PM

Rafael Nadal and Roger Federer have been on the opposite side of ATP Council president and world No. 1 Novak Djokovic on various controversial issues

Photo by Philippe Lopez/AFP

Nadal 'ready to play' despite absences of Djokovic, Federer

Aug 05, 2019 - 6:18 PM

Rafael Nadal will be seeking to retain his title in the Montreal Masters as Novak Djokovic and Roger Federer put a return to action on hold

ELITE THREE. Roger Federer, Rafael Nadal, and Novak Djokovic are all gearing up for the US Open – the final Grand Slam event of the season. Photos courtesy of Glenn Kirk/AFP (Federer and Nadal), Ben Stansall/AFP (Djokovic)


Canelo loses IBF belt after title defense deal collapses

Aug 02, 2019 - 10:31 PM

Middleweight world champion Canelo Alvarez has been forced to relinquish his IBF belt after negotiations with Sergiy Derevyanchenko fell through

FURIOUS. The camp of Canelo Alvarez (left) – who won the IBF belt after beating Daniel Jacobs – calls the incident as an 'insult' to boxing. Photo from DAZN

U.S. Fed cuts key interest rate to 'insure' against global uncertainties

Aug 01, 2019 - 8:15 AM

US President Donald Trump wastes no time in attacking on Twitter, saying the US Federal Reserve's move falls far short of the 'aggressive rate-cutting cycle' he wants

US Federal Reserve Chairman Jerome Powell speaks during a press conference after a Federal Open Market Committee meeting in Washington, DC on July 31, 2019. - The US Federal Reserve cut the benchmark lending rate on Wednesday for the first time in more than a decade, moving to stimulate the economy after a year of sustained pressure from President Donald Trump. Powell signaled Wednesday that the US central bank is not launching a new round of interest rate cuts to boost the economy. With many economists expected at least one more rate cut this year, Powell said the move Wednesday was to "insure" the economy against global uncertainties (Photo by ANDREW CABALLERO-REYNOLDS / AFP)

U.S. Fed to join ranks of other central banks in stimulating economy

Jul 31, 2019 - 2:45 PM

United States President Donald Trump will certainly cheer a rate cut, but economists are torn

After a year of Trump pressure, U.S. Fed struggles to communicate

Jul 28, 2019 - 11:20 PM

The United States Federal Reserve suffers a number of awkward stumbles in communications, while facing repeated attacks from US President Donald Trump

US Federal Reserve Board Chairman Jerome Powell addresses a dinner following the Conference "Bretton Woods: 75 years later - Thinking about the next 75 years" at the Banque de France headquarters in Paris on July 16, 2019. (Photo by ERIC PIERMONT / AFP)

Ex-WWE wrestler Ho Ho Lun is new MWF champion

Jul 28, 2019 - 1:00 PM

Ho Ho Lun defeats longtime rival and inaugural Manila Wrestling Federation champion Robin Sane at MWF 10: Republika

NEW CHAMPION. Ho Ho Lun (center) celebrates with HKWF colleague Bitman (left) and MKW Champion Michael Su after winning the MWF Championship at MWF 10: Republika on Saturday, July 27. Photo by Miggy Hilario via MWF's Facebook page

The Estate Makati: an ultra-luxury development above the rest

Jul 26, 2019 - 12:21 PM

Why The Estate Makati stands out from other luxury properties

U.S. slaps $5 billion fine, curbs on Facebook in privacy probe

Jul 24, 2019 - 10:04 PM

The Federal Trade Commission says the penalty is the largest ever imposed on any company for violating consumers' privacy and one of the largest penalties ever assessed by the US government for any violation

No mention of federalism in Duterte’s meeting with governors, mayors

Jul 24, 2019 - 11:34 AM

Instead, President Duterte reminds local chief executives of the anti-drug campaign and warns them about supporting communist rebels

CHIEF EXECUTIVE MEETS LOCAL CHIEFS. President Rodrigo Duterte addresses local chief executives at the Manila Hotel on July 23, 2019. ALBERT ALCAIN/PRESIDENTIAL PHOTO

Mayweather made 'special advisor' to China boxing team

Jul 24, 2019 - 11:12 AM

China hopes to boost its boxing medal count at the 2020 Tokyo Olympics with retired superstar Floyd Mayweather

NEW CHALLENGE. Floyd Mayweather, whose perfect 50-0 record includes a conquest of Filipino legend Manny Pacquiao, reportedly plans to 'go all-out' with the Chinese team. Photo by John Gurzinski/AFP

Gov't to still pursue Cha-Cha, federalism despite non-mention in SONA

Jul 23, 2019 - 2:33 PM

Interior Secretary Eduardo Año says the charter change task force he heads will continue its work, believing the President still thinks federalism is a 'priority'

FOR NEUTRALITY. DILG Secretary Eduardo Año distances himself from the Liga ng mga Barangay, which allegedly used government funds for shirts promoting administration Senatorial bet Bong Go. File photo by Rambo Talabong/Rappler

Trump attacks US Fed, demands rate cut

Jul 19, 2019 - 11:51 PM

In another Twitter outburst, Trump calls on the US Federal Reserve to 'Correct!' its overreach

DONALD TRUMP. US President Donald Trump speaks to the media as he walks to Marine One prior to departing from the South Lawn of the White House in Washington, DC, July 5, 2019. Photo by Saul Loeb/AFP

Rappler Talk Sports: Manila Wrestling Federation

Jul 19, 2019 - 4:20 PM

Rappler talks to some of local wrestling's top storytellers: MWF champion Robin Sane, 'Danger' Rex Lawin, and Fabio Makisig

Djokovic vows to win fans' love with Federer record in view

Jul 15, 2019 - 1:02 PM

Novak Djokovic is now just 4 behind the all-time men's Grand Slam record of 20 held by Roger Federer

BACK-TO-BACK. Novak Djokovic wins his second straight Wimbledon title. Photo from Twitter/@Wimbledon


Federer rues 'missed opportunity' to win 9th Wimbledon title

Jul 15, 2019 - 9:48 AM

Roger Federer falls short to Novak Djokovic in the longest Wimbledon singles final after wasting two match points

SHORT. Roger Federer misses out on what could have been his 21st Grand Slam crown. Photo from Twitter/@Wimbledon


Djokovic reflects on 'unreal' Wimbledon 2019 final victory

Jul 15, 2019 - 9:10 AM

The 32-year-old Serbian, winning back-to-back Wimbledon titles for the second time, prevails in an epic duel, the longest ever final and the first decided by a deciding set tie-break

Serbia's Novak Djokovic raises the winner's trophy after beating Switzerland's Roger Federer during their men's singles final on day thirteen of the 2019 Wimbledon Championships at The All England Lawn Tennis Club in Wimbledon, southwest London, on July 14, 2019.  Daniel LEAL-OLIVAS / AFP

Djokovic saves match points to claim fifth Wimbledon title in record-breaking final

Jul 15, 2019 - 7:21 AM

At 4 hours and 57 minutes, it was the longest Wimbledon final ever played and settled by a final set tiebreak for the first time

Serbia's Novak Djokovic kisses the winner's trophy after beating Switzerland's Roger Federer during their men's singles final on day thirteen of the 2019 Wimbledon Championships at The All England Lawn Tennis Club in Wimbledon, southwest London, on July 14, 2019.  Laurence Griffiths / POOL / AFP

'Stars align' as Federer seeks to break Djokovic spell

Jul 14, 2019 - 2:01 PM

Crowd favorite Roger Federer vies to become the oldest Grand Slam winner against world No. 1 Novak Djokovic

SUPER SHOWDOWN. Novak Djokovic holds the edge in their head-to-head battle, but Roger Federer boasts of a ‘rock solid year.’ Photos by Ben Stansall/AFP

Sad Nadal sees chances of third Wimbledon title slipping

Jul 13, 2019 - 12:56 PM

'I am sad for the loss because for me it was another opportunity,' Rafael Nadal admits after losing to great rival Roger Federer

Photo by Adrian Dennis/AFP

Federer feels 'strange' returning to Wimbledon final with Serena

Jul 13, 2019 - 11:35 AM

Sixteen years after his Grand Slam breakthrough, Roger Federer vies for the Wimbledon crown again along with Serena Williams

EVERGREEN. Two decades on, Serena Williams and Roger Federer remain at the top of their game. Photo by Michael Reaves/Getty Images/AFP

Federer downs Nadal to set up Djokovic duel for Wimbledon title

Jul 13, 2019 - 3:36 AM

'I'm exhausted, it was tough at the end,' says Roger Federer after winning the blockbuster semifinal match against rival Rafael Nadal

ONE MORE. Roger Federer gets past long-time adversary Rafael Nadal but needs to dispose world No. 1 Novak Djokovic next to secure a 21st major title. Photo by Daniel Leal-Olivas/AFP

Federer, Nadal brace for Wimbledon epic

Jul 12, 2019 - 11:12 AM

'Rafa really can hurt anybody on any surface,' Roger Federer says of long-time rival Rafael Nadal

(COMBO) This combination of file pictures created on July 11, 2019 shows Spain's Rafael Nadal (L) and Switzerland's Roger Federer returning the ball during the 2019 Wimbledon Championships at The All England Lawn Tennis Club in Wimbledon, on July 4, 2019. - Roger Federer and Rafael Nadal meet for the fourth time at Wimbledon on July 12, 2019 in the semi-finals, 11 years after their last clash at the All England Club. (Photos by Adrian DENNIS and GLYN KIRK / AFP) / RESTRICTED TO EDITORIAL USE RESTRICTED TO EDITORIAL USE

Federer racks up 100th Wimbledon match, Nadal next

Jul 11, 2019 - 8:51 AM

Long-time rivals Roger Federer and Rafael Nadal arrange a blockbuster Wimbledon semifinal showdown

Switzerland's Roger Federer celebrates winning a point against Japan's Kei Nishikori during their men's singles quarter-final match on day nine of the 2019 Wimbledon Championships at The All England Lawn Tennis Club in Wimbledon, southwest London, on July 10, 2019. (Photo by Daniel LEAL-OLIVAS / AFP) / RESTRICTED TO EDITORIAL USE

Federer eyes 100th Wimbledon win and Nadal showdown

Jul 10, 2019 - 2:30 PM

Another record is in sight for Roger Federer, and so is a potential 40th career match-up with long-time rival Rafael Nadal

ALL GOOD. A confident Roger Federer looks to get past Kei Nishikori to secure a Final Four slot. Photo by Ben Stansall/AFP

Federer closes in on 100th Wimbledon victory

Jul 09, 2019 - 1:50 PM

The trio of Roger Federer, Novak Djokovic and Rafael Nadal cruises into the 2019 Wimbledon last 8

NATURAL HABITAT. Roger Federer eases into the men's singles quarterfinals in the 2019 Wimbledon. Photo from Wimbledon Instagram

Federer, Nadal, Djokovic share Wimbledon 'Manic Monday' with Gauff

Jul 08, 2019 - 2:27 PM

Roger Federer, Novak Djokovic and Rafael Nadal all play their last 16 ties, while Coco Gauff looks to advance against a former world No. 1

STAR-STUDDED DAY. Roger Federer, Rafael Nadal, Novak Djokovic, Coco Gauff will see action on the same day in Wimbledon. Photos courtesy of Glenn Kirk/AFP (Federer and Nadal), Ben Stansall (Djokovic), and Twitter/@Wimbledon (Gauff)


Federer posts new Slam record as favorites cruise into Wimbledon last 16

Jul 07, 2019 - 11:57 AM

Roger Federer registers his 350th singles win in Grand Slam matches

BOUNCING BACK. Roger Federer rallies back to dominate South African debutant Lloyd Harris. Photo from Wimbledon Instagram