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Patriots, Chiefs stay unbeaten with NFL road victories

Sep 30, 2019 - 3:28 PM

The New England Patriots and Kansas City Chiefs both improve to 4-0 with victories over the Buffalo Bills and the Detroit Lions, respectively

KINGS OF NFL. Defending Super Bowl champions New England Patriots continue to dominate. Photo from Twitter/@Patriots


Brown says he's done with NFL after Patriots drop him

Sep 23, 2019 - 12:37 PM

With rape and sexual assault allegations haunting him, Antonio Brown gets released by the Patriots after just one game into the new NFL season

SHORT-LIVED. Antonio Brown ends his stint with the New England Patriots after just one game. Photo from Twitter/@AB84


New England Patriots dump Brown amid NFL rape investigation

Sep 21, 2019 - 12:38 PM

Controversies continue to unfold as the Patriots release Antonio Brown after just 11 days

Photo by Michael Reaves/Getty Images/AFP

Patriots receiver Brown dropped by Nike, sidesteps questions

Sep 20, 2019 - 2:34 PM

'I'm just here to focus on ball and look forward to getting out there,' says Patriots star Antonio Brown amid a sexual assault case filed by his former trainer

EMBATTLED. The NFL launches an investigation on the allegations against Antonio Brown. Photo by Michael Reaves/Getty Images/AFP

Brown scores in Pats debut as NFL champs thump Dolphins

Sep 16, 2019 - 1:23 PM

The Patriots waste no time in making use of Antonio Brown, who engineered his departure from the Oakland Raiders

WINNING DEBUT. Antonio Brown makes an immediate impact for the New England Patriots. Photo from nfl.com


Brown trains with Patriots as NFL mulls rape probe

Sep 12, 2019 - 2:46 PM

Just days after joining Super Bowl champion Patriots, Antonio Brown gets rocked by a fresh controversy

TUMULTUOUS. New England Patriots receiver Antonio Brown denies accusations of rape in a federal lawsuit filed by his former fitness trainer. Photo by Christian Petersen/Getty Images/AFP

[PODCAST] Love of Country: Is dissent patriotic?

Aug 14, 2019 - 3:50 PM

'Mahirap mahalin' – why is it so difficult to love this country and why is dissent an integral part of that love?

[PODCAST] Love of Country: Can a patriot love two countries?

Aug 09, 2019 - 9:30 AM

‘Love of the country requires a deep understanding of our history and our culture,’ says Fil-Am author Cecilia Manguerra Brainard

[PODCAST] Love of Country: Is today's generation less patriotic?

Aug 06, 2019 - 10:23 AM

In this first episode of Rappler's Love of Country podcast, award-winning writer and activist Butch Dalisay talks about patriotism and the digital age

Brady, Patriots agree on two-year extension – reports

Aug 05, 2019 - 11:56 AM

The 42-year-old Tom Brady has talked of playing until 45 and the new deal could make that a possibility

CAN STILL PLAY. Tom Brady is not stopping anytime soon. Photo from Twitter/@TomBrady


Chooks 3x3 final leg vaults PH to Olympic cutoff

Jul 29, 2019 - 10:43 PM

The country rises to No. 24 in the world rankings, fortifying its bid to at least earn an invite to the Olympic Qualifying Tournament

GETTING CLOSER. The Philippines just needs to maintain its ranking to clinch a spot in the Olympic Qualifying Tournament. Photo from Chooks-to-Go


Franky Johnson sinks million-peso shot in cardiac Chooks 3x3 finals

Jul 27, 2019 - 7:17 PM

Basilan outlasts Balanga in a thrilling finale to bag the 3x3 crown and the P1 million prize

THRILL. Basilan celebrates as Franky Johnson (center) hits the game-winner. Photo release

World no. 15 Delhi drops Basilan in thrilling 3x3 leg final

Jun 23, 2019 - 6:32 PM

Top Philippine bet Basilan bows to the Indian squad by just a point in the title match

CLUTCH. Delhi celebrates after world No. 62 Kiran Shastri (right) knocks in the game winner. Photo release

NCAA stalwarts Ola, Eze all set for 3x3 debut

Jun 22, 2019 - 5:41 PM

Teams reload as the second leg of the 3x3 Patriot's Cup gets going

BIG BOOST. San Beda’s Ola Adeogun and Perpetual’s Prince Eze hope to bring their winning form in 3x3 action. Photo release

Pasig rules 1st leg of 2019 Chooks-to-Go 3x3 Patriot's Cup

Jun 16, 2019 - 6:34 PM

Taylor Statham powers Pasig past Phenom-Basilan Steel, who had a dream start to the tournament

TOP TEAM. Pasig remains to be the country's top 3x3 basketball team as it edges out Phenom-Basilan Steel in the Final of the 2019 Patriot's Cup 1st leg. Photo from release

Foreign players to intensify Chooks 3x3 Patriot's Cup

Jun 15, 2019 - 8:12 PM

Two foreign guest teams will be competing the Chooks-to-Go Pilipinas 3x3 Patriot's Cup

INTENSE COMPETITION. World No. 14 VetHealth-Delhi 3BL will be one of two foreign guest teams for the Patriot's Cup. Photo from release

On eve of 2019 polls, 'Patriot Act with Hasan Minhaj' criticizes Duterte's 'drug war,' allies

May 12, 2019 - 10:59 PM

'Normally midterms act as a check on the president. But there's nothing normal about President Rodrigo Duterte,' says the comedian

PH SPOTLIGHT. Comedian Hasan Minhaj puts a spotlight on Duterte's bloody 'drug war' the day before the 2019 midterm elections. Screenshot from the Patriot Act's YouTube page

LOOK: Tom Brady joins Twitter by 'retiring' on April Fool's Day

Apr 02, 2019 - 11:07 AM

'I'm retiring. In my spare time, I'll be tweeting,' tweets 41-year-old NFL legend Tom Brady

FOOLED. Tom Brady makes fans believe that he's retiring at the moment he joins Twitter. Photo from New England Patriots Twitter

Patriots' Gronkowski retires from NFL

Mar 25, 2019 - 3:21 PM

The star tight end brings down the curtain on a nine-year career highlighted by 3 Super Bowl triumphs

RETIRED. Rob Gronkowski hangs up his spurs after an injury-plagued NFL career. Photo from Gronkowski's Instagram account (@gronk)


The week in photos: February 2-8, 2019

Feb 10, 2019 - 12:08 PM

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

NAKED RUNNERS. Members of the Alpha Phi Omega fraternity participate in the 42nd Oblation Run at the University of the Philippines, Diliman on February 8, 2019. Photo by Lisa David/Rappler

Edelman caps injury, drug ban with Super Bowl glory

Feb 04, 2019 - 3:18 PM

Sidelined in the Super Bowl last year, the wide receiver makes up for lost time be becoming jut one of the 7 wide receivers to win Super Bowl MVP

RACKING IT UP. Julian Edelman wins his third Super Bowl with the New England Patriots. Photo from Instagram (@edelman11)


WATCH: Tom Brady, Patriots set Super Bowl records

Feb 04, 2019 - 1:13 PM

The 41-year-old becomes the oldest quarterback to win a Super Bowl while the Patriots tie the Pittsburgh Steelers for most Super Bowl triumphs

GOAT. Tom Brady becomes the first player in NFL history with 6 Super Bowl wins. Photo from Twitter (@NFL)


History for Brady as Patriots down Rams to win Super Bowl

Feb 04, 2019 - 11:14 AM

The 41-year-old quarterback becomes the first player ever to win 6 Super Bowls

LEGEND. Tom Brady makes his case for greatest of all time with 6 Super Bowl wins. Photo from Twitter (@NFL)


Patriots, Rams ready for Super Bowl generation game

Feb 03, 2019 - 10:18 PM

Patriots star Tom Brady looks to become the only NFL player in history to win 6 Super Bowls against a youthful Rams side

FAVORITES. Tom Brady and the New England Patriots are tipped to win their sixth title. Photo by Timothy A. Clary/AFP

Patriots edge Chiefs to book Super Bowl date with Rams

Jan 21, 2019 - 11:49 AM

New England seeks its third title in 5 seasons after winning Super Bowls in 2016 and 2017

OLD BUT GOLD. Tom Brady (12) leads the New England Patriots to their ninth Super Bowl appearance in 18 seasons. File photo by Adam Glanzman/Getty Images/AFP


Netflix draws flak for blocking satire episode critical of Saudi Arabia

Jan 04, 2019 - 10:36 AM

The move by Netflix to remove the 'Patriot Act with Hasan Minhaj' episode was criticized by human rights groups, saying it could further erode freedom of expression in Saudi Arabia

Netflix drops satire episode critical of Saudi Arabia

Jan 02, 2019 - 11:10 AM

The Saudi Arabian kingdom ordered the episode of satirical comedy show 'Patriot Act with Hasan Minhaj' to be taken down, saying it violated the cybercrime law

Patriots, Cowboys grab NFL playoff berths as Eagles alive

Dec 24, 2018 - 11:09 AM

New England became the first team in NFL history to reach the playoffs for 10 consecutive seasons

10TH STRAIGHT PLAYOFF. The New England Patriots make history as the first team clinch a 10th striaght playoff berth. Photo from Tom Brady's Instagram

U.S. approves $3.5B Patriot missile sale to Turkey

Dec 20, 2018 - 11:20 AM

'The proposed sale will increase the defensive capabilities of the Turkey military to guard against hostile aggression and shield NATO allies who might train and operate within Turkey's borders,' says the US State Department

Turkish soldiers stand near a Turkish flag in Istanbul on May 1, 2017. Police tried to stop around 200 protesters in the Gayrettepe district on the European side of Istanbul who wanted to walk to the famous square in spite of the ban by city authorities. The protesters -- made up of left-wing groups -- unfurled anti-government banners against the result of the April 16 referendum, which handed President Recep Tayyip Erdogan expanded powers. / AFP PHOTO / GURCAN OZTURK

Second Chinese underground bishop steps aside

Dec 19, 2018 - 4:46 PM

There are an estimated 10 million Catholics in China, divided between a government-run association whose clergy are chosen by the Communist Party, and the unofficial church loyal to the Vatican

Chinese tourists take pictures in front of the Sacred Heart Cathedral, also known as the Cathedral of the Sacred Heart of Jesus, or Shishi Catholic Church, in Guangzhou, in Guangdong province on September 22, 2018. China and the Vatican will push to improve bilateral ties after the two sides signed a "provisional" agreement on the appointment of bishops, the Chinese foreign ministry said on September 22, 2018. Johannes EISELE / AFP

[OPINION] What 'Goyo' teaches us about leadership, youth, and patriotism

Sep 11, 2018 - 8:58 PM

'Watch it because we are all Goyos in a way: young, foolish, idealistic, uncertain, selfish, imperfect, vain, and incompetent'

Tom Brady says 'ridiculous' linking trainer to Edelman ban

Jul 29, 2018 - 11:46 AM

The New England Patriots superstar gets irked at suggestions that link teammate Julian Edelman's drug suspension to his personal trainer

IRKED. Five-time Super Bowl champion Tom Brady cuts short a press conference following questions on trainer Alex Guerrero and wide receiver Julian Edelman. Photo by Jim Rogash/Getty Images/AFP

The week in photos: June 2-8, 2018

Jun 09, 2018 - 11:52 AM

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

INDEPENDENCE DAY DISPLAY. Mall goers in Rizal on June 8, 2018, look on the 120 miniature jeepneys arranged to form a Philippine Flag in celebration of the country's 117th Independence Day. Photo by Inoue Jaena/Rappler

Documentary | Fake news in the Philippines: Dissecting the propaganda machine

Apr 21, 2018 - 12:22 PM

In this documentary, Rappler looks into the Philippine propaganda machine – where it started and how it operates – and its chilling similarities around the world

Basagan ng Trip with Leloy Claudio: 5 times nationalism goes overboard

Mar 21, 2018 - 9:55 PM

Are you a nationalist or an internationalist? Re-examine old paradigms with Leloy Claudio and find out that some concepts taken to the extreme can be dangerous

Eagles honor accidental hero Nick Foles after Super Bowl triumph

Feb 05, 2018 - 5:46 PM

Foles goes toe-to-toe with New England Patriots counterpart Tom Brady in a thrilling 41-33 upset victory for the Philadelphia Eagles at the US Bank Stadium

A SPECIAL PLAYER. Nick Foles #9 of the Philadelphia Eagles celebrates with his daughter Lily Foles after his 41-33 victory over the New England Patriots in Super Bowl LII at U.S. Bank Stadium on February 4, 2018 in Minneapolis, Minnesota. Photo by Kevin C. Cox/Getty Images/AFP

'I'll be back,' vows downcast Brady after Patriots loss in Super Bowl 2018

Feb 05, 2018 - 3:24 PM

'I expect to be back,' Brady tells reporters. 'It's 15 minutes after the game ended, so I would like to process this. I don't see why I wouldn't be back.'

DOWN NOT OUT. Tom Brady #12 of the New England Patriots reacts after fumbling the ball during the fourth quarter against the Philadelphia Eagles in Super Bowl LII at U.S. Bank Stadium on Sunday, February 4, in Minneapolis, Minnesota.The Philadelphia Eagles defeated the New England Patriots 41-33. Photo by Rob Carr/Getty Images/AFP

Blame me, says Patriots coach Bill Belichick

Feb 05, 2018 - 1:11 PM

'Obviously we didn't do a good enough job coaching,' says Bill Belichick of New England's Super Bowl loss

UPSET. New England Patriots head coach Bill Belichick takes the blame for their Super Bowl loss to the Philadelphia Eagles. CJ Gunther/EPA

NFL: Eagles upset Patriots 41-33 to win Super Bowl

Feb 05, 2018 - 11:25 AM

(UPDATED) The Philadelphia Eagles pull off an upset over the New England Patriots for their first ever Super Bowl

REJOICING. The Philadelphia Eagles celebrate defeating the New England Patriots in Super Bowl LII at U.S. Bank Stadium on February 4, 2018 in Minneapolis, Minnesota. Gregory Shamus/Getty Images/AFP

Patriots, Brady eye records vs underdog Eagles in Super Bowl

Feb 04, 2018 - 12:05 PM

Tom Brady is the oldest recipient of the NFL's Player of the year award

MVP. Tom Brady bags his 3rd MVP award in the NFL at 40 years old. Photo by Elsa/Getty Images/AFP

Tom Brady, New England Patriots eye record-book rewrite in Super Bowl 2018

Feb 02, 2018 - 12:11 PM

A sixth win for Tom Brady would give him more Super Bowl victories than any other player in history

EYE ON HISTORY. In this file photo taken on February 5, 2017 New England Patriots' quarterback Tom Brady holds the Vince Lombardi Trophy as Head coach Bill Belichick (right) looks on after defeating the Atlanta Falcons 34-28 in overtime during Super Bowl 51 at NRG Stadium in Houston, Texas. Photo by Timothy A. CLARY / AFP

Patriots will defend Super Bowl crown against Eagles

Jan 22, 2018 - 12:10 PM

The Patriots could match Pittsburgh's record 6 Super Bowl triumphs on Sunday, February 4

TITLE DEFENSE. The Patriots are looking to defending the Super Bowl Crown against the Philadelphia Eagles. Photo by Jim Rogash/Getty Images/AFP

Patriots roll past Titans in NFL playoffs, Eagles clip Falcons to advance

Jan 14, 2018 - 2:56 PM

The Patriots will face either the Jacksonville Jaguars of Pittsburgh Steelers for a berth in the Super Bowl

HANDOFF. It was another milestone night for superstar quarterback Tom Brady as the Patriots roll past the Titans and into their seventh straight American Football Conference title game. Photo by Adam Glanzman/Getty Images/AFP

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Sep 26, 2017 - 1:10 PM

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Tom Brady disapproves of Trump's 'divisive' comments

Sep 26, 2017 - 1:51 AM

'I thought it was just divisive,' Brady says after Trump called on NFL owners to fire athletes who protest.

NOT HAPPY. Five-time Super Bowl champion Tom Brady, who is on friendly terms with Trump, said he was unhappy with the president's comments. Photo by Jim Rogash/Getty Images/AFP

Wave of protests grip NFL after Trump urges fan boycott

Sep 25, 2017 - 8:10 AM

Trump ignites a firestorm of criticism after comments on Friday, September 22, in which he described NFL players who chose to take a knee through renditions of 'The Star-Spangled Banner' as 'sons of bitches' who should be fired

IN PROTEST. Maurice Smith #27 and Julius Thomas #89 kneel with Jarvis Landry #14 of the Miami Dolphins during the National Anthem prior to an NFL game against the New York Jets at MetLife Stadium on September 24, 2017 in East Rutherford, New Jersey. Steven Ryan/Getty Images/AFP

Ex-NFL player Aaron Hernandez found to have advanced CTE

Sep 22, 2017 - 1:37 PM

Hernandez had stage 3 CTE, with stage 4 being the most severe form of the disease, researchers say. The illness is believed to be caused by repeated blows to the head.

HEAD TRAUMA. Hernandez was sentenced to life in prison in April 2015 for the murder of Odin Lloyd, a semi-pro football player whose bloodied body was found less than a mile from Hernandez's luxury Massachusetts home in 2013. Hernandez was appealing the conviction at the time of his suicide. File photo by Jared Wickerham/Getty Images/AFP

Diokno defined courage for the Martial Law generation

Sep 19, 2017 - 10:19 AM

On the 45th anniversary of martial law and some 30 years after his death, Jose Diokno lives on, his ideals and his dreams, and his deeply held belief that it is worth building 'a nation for our children'

HUMAN RIGHTS DEFENDER. Statesman Jose 'Ka Pepe' Diokno during one of the anti-Martial Law demonstrations. Photo from Diokno Foundation

Japan deploys missile defense over North Korea threat to Guam

Aug 12, 2017 - 3:02 PM

The defense ministry deploys the Patriot Advanced Capability 3 PAC 3 system in Shimane Hiroshima and Kochi in western Japan which North Korea had warned could be along its missiles flight path NHK and Kyodo News say

MISSILE DEFENSE. A PAC-3 surface-to-air missile is transported into Japan Ground Self-Defense Forces' Kaita base in Kaita town, Hiroshima prefecture on August 12, 2017. Photo by Jiji Press/ AFP

Kagame poised for 3rd-term win in Rwanda election

Aug 04, 2017 - 2:34 PM

Some 6 9 million Rwandans have registered to vote in the poll which pits Paul Kagame 59 against two little known candidates seen as unlikely to pose any threat to his Rwandan Patriotic Front s tight control of the country

ELECTIONS. Polling station staff prepare polling material at a polling station in a Kigali school, on August 3, 2017 on the eve of the country's presidential election. Photo by Marco Longari/AFP