Sunday, July 29, 2012 - 01:29 a.m.
LONDON — Tokyo wants to host a second Summer Olympics so that the games can again help speed up Japan's recovery from a national crisis.
Leaders of the Tokyo 2020 bid used their one official campaign event during the London Olympics to compare the March 2011 earthquake and tsunami with the devastation of Japan during World War II.
Sunday, July 29, 2012 - 08:13 p.m.
MANILA - Cebuano bigman Greg Slaughter produced 20 points and hauled seven rebounds as he led Ateneo de Manila in thwarting pesky old rival La Salle, 71-61, in the 75th University Athletic Association of the Philippines (UAAP) men’s basketball tournament.
Continuing their rivalry at the state-of-the-art Mall of Asia Arena in Pasay City, the Blue Eagles leaned on a strong fourth quarter on Saturday night to notch its third win in four outings at the expense of the Green Archers.
Saturday, July 28, 2012 - 07:30 p.m.
LONDON — About 300 people critical of the economic impact of London's Olympics are marching in protest to an east London park.
A dozen police are watching Saturday's trouble-free march by the hard-left activists, who decry the games as a corporate juggernaut rolling over residents and their civil rights. Their placards include such slogans as "Corpolympics."
Saturday, July 28, 2012 - 07:20 p.m.
MANILA (Updated) -- The state weather bureau has placed five areas in northern Luzon under storm signal number 1, as tropical depression "Gener" intensified rapidly into a storm Saturday afternoon.
The Philippine Atmospheric Geophysical and Astronomical Services Administration (Pagasa) raised the storm warning signal over the provinces of Isabela and Cagayan, including Calayan, Babuyan, and Batanes Group of Island, as Tropical Storm "Gener" moves north northwest of Luzon at 15 kilometers per hour (kph).
Saturday, July 28, 2012 - 05:03 p.m.
CEBU CITY (Updated) -- More than 2,000 residents of Barangay Guadalupe, the most populous village here, cast their vote Saturday on Republic Act (RA) 9905, the Act creating a new barangay in this city.
The plebiscite started around 7 a.m. after all the ballots were delivered to around 79 clustered precincts at the Guadalupe Elementary School. The voting was closed around 3 p.m.
Saturday, July 28, 2012 - 11:10 a.m.
MANILA (Updated 11:10 a.m.) -- The state weather bureau said the active low pressure area northeast of Borongan, Eastern Samar, has developed into tropical depression named "Gener."
At 10 a.m. Saturday, Gener was monitored 250 kilometers (km) east of Virac Catanduanes, moving at a speed of 55 kilometers per hour in a north northwest direction towards Casiguran, Aurora.
Saturday, July 28, 2012 - 10:25 a.m.
TORONTO (AP) — Carlos Villanueva won his fourth straight start, Travis Snider hit a two-run home run and the Toronto Blue Jays beat the Detroit Tigers 8-3 on Friday night.
Jeff Mathis drove in three runs with a bases-loaded double and Omar Vizquel had two hits as Toronto won for the fifth time in seven games.
Saturday, July 28, 2012 - 07:45 a.m.
Paul McCartney and piano take center stage, singing "The End" from "Abbey Road."
The party spirit is evident all over the host city, miles from the stadium. In the Camden section of north London, people can be heard singing along ("Na, na na na ...") loudly to McCartney's rendition of "Hey, Jude," at the end of the opening ceremony.
Saturday, July 28, 2012 - 07:00 a.m.
LONDON (AP) — Seven young athletes representing Britain's hopes for the future have lit the Olympic cauldron at the opening ceremony of the London Games.
British Olympic hero Steve Redgrave carried the torch into the stadium — its final stop after a journey around the country. The five-time rowing gold medalist handed it off to the teenagers, who ignited copper "petals" on the ground.
Saturday, July 28, 2012 - 06:37 a.m.
LONDON (AP) — Britain opened its Olympics with a royal entrance like no other.
London greeted the world in a celebration of Old England that was stunning, imaginative, whimsical and dramatic — and cheeky, even featuring a stand-in for Queen Elizabeth II parachuting into Olympic Stadium.