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CLOY's Son Ye-jin, Parasite's Lee Sun-gyun in talks for Hollywood movie

Jul 06, 2020 - 5:58 PM

The two actors are in talks to star in a movie, set in the future, about a nation divided by a border

HOLLYWOOD DEBUT? The 'Crash Landing On You' actress is in talks to star in a Hollywood production. Photo from Son Ye-jin's Instagram

Johnny Depp libel case in UK can go ahead – judge

Jul 02, 2020 - 10:37 PM

The actor is suing the News Group Newspapers over an April 2018 article in 'The Sun' tabloid, claiming he has been violent to his ex-wife Amber Heard

US actor Johnny Depp poses during a photocall for the film "Minamata" screened in the Berlinale Special Gala on February 21, 2020 at the 70th Berlinale film festival in Berlin. - The 11-day Berlinale, one of Europe's most prestigious film extravaganzas alongside Cannes and Venice, celebrates its 70th anniversary in 2020 and will be running from February 20 to March 1, 2020. (Photo by Tobias SCHWARZ / AFP)

Daanbantayan mayor tests positive for coronavirus

Jun 22, 2020 - 3:58 PM

Daanbantayan Mayor Sun Shimura is the second Cebu mayor to have COVID-19

COVID-19 POSITIVE. Daanbantayan Mayor Sun Shimura told his constituents that he has been infected with the novel coronavirus. Screengrab from Municipality of Daanbantayan official Facebook page

Suns 2020 playoff preview: Season gone supernova

Jun 12, 2020 - 11:12 PM

Stacked with a good mix of vets and breakout stars, the Phoenix Suns may stun some legitimate contenders

RISING SUN. Devin Booker earns an All-Star spot for the first time this season. Photo by Christian Petersen/Getty Images/AFP

LOOKBACK: Ranking Chicago Bulls’ finals opponents

May 14, 2020 - 6:30 PM

The dual three-peat runs cemented the Chicago Bulls’ legacy, but not without some tough challenge

THRILLER. Karl Malone (second from right) and Jazz teammate Greg Ostertag fight for a loose ball with Bulls stars Michael Jordan (right) and Dennis Rodman during Game 4 of the 1997 NBA Finals. Photo by Jeff Haynes/AFP

Chinese swimming star Sun Yang appeals against doping ban

May 05, 2020 - 2:16 PM

Unless he is successful with the appeal, Sun Yang will not be eligible for the Tokyo Games in 2021 and his career will effectively be over

DISGRACED. Sun Yang is set to appeal against his eight-year doping ban ruled by the Court of Arbitration of Sport. Photo by Patrick B. Kraemer/EPA-EFE

WADA wants answers after banned Sun's 'Olympic training call-up'

Apr 24, 2020 - 5:14 PM

Banned Chinese swimming star Sun Yang has reportedly been called up for national training for the Tokyo 2020 Olympics

BARRED. The Chinese Swimming Association insists Sun Yang has been serving his suspension. Photo by Patrick B. Kraemer/EPA-EFE

Top Chinese official for Hong Kong security probed for corruption

Apr 20, 2020 - 5:09 PM

Sun Lijun is being investigated for 'serious violations of discipline and the law' – a euphemism for corruption – according to China's Central Commission for Discipline Inspection

Remy Martin 'always wanted to play' for Gilas Pilipinas

Apr 05, 2020 - 3:18 PM

Filipino-American NBA hopeful Remy Martin says he is going to give 'everything I have' for the national team

HOOP DREAMS. Filipino-American Remy Martin decides to leave Arizona State to declare for the NBA. Photo from Instagram/@sundevilhoops

Johnny Depp UK libel case postponed due to coronavirus

Mar 21, 2020 - 3:36 PM

The Hollywood actor's libel case against Britain's 'The Sun' newspaper over allegations he abused his ex-wife Amber Heard is suspended until further notice

US actor Johnny Depp arrives on the red carpet for the premiere of the film "Minamata" screened in the Berlinale Special Gala on February 21, 2020 at the 70th Berlinale film festival in Berlin. - The 11-day Berlinale, one of Europe's most prestigious film extravaganzas alongside Cannes and Venice, celebrates its 70th anniversary in 2020 and will be running from February 20 to March 1, 2020. (Photo by John MACDOUGALL / AFP)

Banned swimmer Sun Yang's Australian coach cuts ties – report

Mar 09, 2020 - 9:03 PM

Denis Cotterell, who had worked with Sun Yang since the 2008 Olympics, says he is now 'retired' after the swimmer was banned for 8 years

NOT GIVING UP. Sun Yang is expected to appeal his eight-year ban. File photo from Twitter/@fina1908

Sun Yang lawyer blasts 'lies' after 8-year drug ban

Feb 29, 2020 - 8:24 PM

As Olympic swimming champion Sun Yang threatens legal action, his rivals celebrate the lengthy suspension

Photo by Patrick B. Kraemer/EPA-EFE

Sun Yang vows to appeal 'unfair' 8-year doping ban

Feb 28, 2020 - 8:02 PM

'I will fight to the end to defend my legitimate rights and interests,' says world swimming record-holder Sun Yang

Photo by Christian Bruna/EPA-EFE

Olympic swimming star Sun Yang banned for 8 years for doping offense

Feb 28, 2020 - 6:23 PM

Chinese superstar Sun Yang has been accused of smashing a vial of his own blood sample during a drug testing session

Sun Yang. Photo from Twitter/@fina1908

Raptors rout Suns; Pacers hold on to beat Knicks

Feb 22, 2020 - 3:35 PM

'I just feel energized,' says Pascal Siakam as the Raptors roll to their 16th win in the last 17 games

ON FIRE. Pascal Siakam pumps in a double-double for the red-hot Raptors. Photo by Gregory Shamus/Getty Images/AFP

Lakers overpower Suns to hold Western Conference No.1

Feb 11, 2020 - 3:31 PM

Anthony Davis and 5 others finish with double-digit tallies to blow past the Phoenix Suns

NO.1. The Los Angeles Lakers stay on top fo the NBA Western Conference standings. File photo by Chris Graythen/Getty Images/AFP

In sickness and in health: Mass wedding in South Korea defies virus fears

Feb 07, 2020 - 2:43 PM

The Unification Church founded by Sun Myung-Moon distributed face coverings to the 30,000 crowd, but only some donned them

MASS WEDDING. Couples wearing protective face masks attend a mass wedding ceremony organized by the Unification Church at Cheongshim Peace World Center in Gapyeong, South Korea on February 7, 2020. Photo by Jung Yeon-Je/AFP

Sun Life celebrates 125th anniversary with 5 million insured Filipinos

Jan 24, 2020 - 5:28 PM

A grand concert musical written and directed by Floy Quintos was also held to celebrate this milestone

LeBron posts triple double as Lakers hold off Suns

Jan 02, 2020 - 3:58 PM

With the Lakers reserves struggling, LeBron James and Anthony Davis take over in the second half

Photo by Katharine Lotze/Getty Images/AFP

Resurgent Warriors blast Suns for 4th straight win

Dec 28, 2019 - 4:12 PM

The Warriors – the former champions now running dead last in the Western Conference – rally from a double-digit deficit to escape the Suns

WATCH: GMA releases full trailer of 'Descendants of the Sun' PH adaptation

Dec 22, 2019 - 9:37 PM

The show is set to air in the 1st quarter of 2020

LOOK: GMA 7 teases PH adaptation of 'Descendants of the Sun'

Dec 17, 2019 - 6:32 PM

The show stars Dingdong Dantes, Jennylyn Mercaod, Rocco Nacino, and Jasmine Curtis-Smith

Chinese swim idol Sun Yang fights prospect of lengthy ban

Nov 16, 2019 - 3:32 PM

Sun Yang faces a ban of up to 8 years after being accused of using a hammer to smash a vial containing his own blood sample

CAREER ON THE LINE. Should the 27-year-old Sun Yang be banned for 8 years, the career of China's most successful ever swimmer would effectively be over. Photo from Twitter/@fina1908

The purrfect crime: Chinese pet detective seeks lost animals

Nov 15, 2019 - 3:59 PM

The man dubbed by China's media as the nation's first pet detective is a stony-faced animal lover who solves cases with the help of high-tech gear worth thousands of dollars

PET DETECTIVE. This photo taken on October 23, 2019 shows pet detective Sun Jinrong pointing to cat paw prints at a underground parking area in a residential compound in Beijing. Photo by Noel Celis/AFP

Kuzma late show as Lakers eclipse Suns

Nov 13, 2019 - 2:44 PM

Kyle Kuzma knocks in clutch treys as the Lakers bounce back on the road against the Suns

RESURGENT. Kyle Kuzma and the Lakers stay on top of the Western Conference. Photo by Christian Petersen/Getty Images/AFP

Suns scorch Sixers to topple NBA's last unbeaten club

Nov 05, 2019 - 3:38 PM

Devin Booker unleashes 40 points as the Phoenix Suns shock one of the Eastern Conference favorites

PHOENIX, ARIZONA - NOVEMBER 04: Tobias Harris #12 of the Philadelphia 76ers handles the ball under pressure from Devin Booker #1 of the Phoenix Suns during the second half of the NBA game at Talking Stick Resort Arena on November 04, 2019 in Phoenix, Arizona. The Suns defeated the 76ers 114-109. NOTE TO USER: User expressly acknowledges and agrees that, by downloading and/or using this photograph, user is consenting to the terms and conditions of the Getty Images License Agreement Christian Petersen/Getty Images/AFP

NBA fines Suns' Oubre $10K for harsh words to ref

Oct 28, 2019 - 10:29 AM

Despite being penalized, Kelly Oubre has helped steer the Phoenix Suns to a 2-1 start, including a stunning win over the Los Angeles Clippers

HOT START. Kelly Oubre and the Suns are off to an impressive start in the NBA. Photo from Instagram/@suns

Clippers on shock defeat to Suns: ‘We deserved to lose'

Oct 27, 2019 - 5:47 PM

'They were the Clippers, but we were pretty good,' says coach Monty Williams after his Suns' stunning win over the Kawhi Leonard-led squad

UPSET. The Clippers fall short even with Kawhi Leonard dropping 27 points. Photo from NBA

Suns' Ayton suspended 25 games for banned diuretic

Oct 25, 2019 - 11:21 AM

DeAndre Ayton, the 2018 No. 1 overall pick, will miss almost one-third of the regular season

SUSPENDED. The Suns will miss the scoring and inside presence DeAndre Ayton provides. Photo from Twitter (@NBA)

LOOK: Behind the scenes of the Pinoy adaptation of 'Descendants of the Sun'

Oct 04, 2019 - 6:00 PM

Dingdong Dantes and Jennylyn Mercado star as Captain Lucas and Dr Maxine in the show

Jennylyn Mercado is Dingdong Dantes' leading lady in 'Descendants of the Sun'

Oct 03, 2019 - 8:36 PM

Jennylyn is set to play Dr Maxine de la Cruz in the Pinoy adaptation of the hit K-drama

ROUNDTABLE: How partnerships enrich lives

Sep 30, 2019 - 4:02 PM

No one makes it through life alone – having a partner can make life more fulfilling! Watch our roundtable discussion on September 30, 4 pm onwards.

Ghosts of China's past haunt former capital Nanjing

Sep 27, 2019 - 11:14 AM

Nanjing locals still remember when Mao Zedong's Nationalist rivals controlled China from their city, and some hint at dismay over its lost stature

This picture taken on September 4, 2019 shows tourists walking past a portrait of nationalist leader Sun Yat-sen at the Nanjing Chinese modern history museum, which once housed the presidential palace of the Republic of China from 1927 to 1949, in Nanjing, China's Jiangsu province. The eastern city of Nanjing contains vestiges of China's past that represent an inconvenient truth for the government today: the Chinese world has not always revolved around the Communists and Beijing.  STR / AFP

'Temptation Island' actress Deborah Sun arrested in buy-bust operation

Sep 09, 2019 - 12:49 PM

Sun and her daughter Angela are arrested in a joint operation by the QC Police and PDEA

Police release 3 alleged Chinese kidnappers after victim left PH

Aug 07, 2019 - 9:20 PM

The victim, 24-year-old Lei Kun, already left the country, according to the Chinese consulate

Why you need a life partner – and not necessarily the romantic kind

Aug 06, 2019 - 2:40 PM

We all value independence. But there are some things we can’t do alone.

Aussie swimmer Horton says no regrets over Sun podium protest

Aug 05, 2019 - 2:28 PM

Mack Horton snubbed Sun Yang for a photo-call and refused to shake his hand after a medal ceremony in the recent world championships

TAKING A STAND. Mack Horton says he and several athletes are frustrated with doping in sports. File photo by Manan Vatsyayana/AFP

'I'm just protecting athletes,' insists China swim star Sun

Jul 27, 2019 - 5:50 PM

Amid the heated podium protests due to doping suspicions, Sun Yang says he has 'nothing to prove' and doesn't deserve the insults from fellow swimmers

Sun Yang. Photo from Twitter/@fina1908

FINA threatens bans as swimming image hurt by Sun protests

Jul 26, 2019 - 3:51 PM

Swimmers may be stripped of their medals or face a ban if Sun Yang podium protests continue

SWIMMING ROW. Silver medalist Mack Horton of Australia (left) refuses to stand on the podium with gold winner and Chinese star Sun Yang (center) and bronze medalist Italy's Gabriele Detti. Photo by Manan Vatsyayana/AFP

Sun, Scott warned by FINA over world swim medal clash

Jul 24, 2019 - 1:25 PM

'You're a loser, I win!' Chinese swimming star Sun Yang rages at British rival Duncan Scott after another salty medal snub

CONTROVERSY. Britain's Duncan Scott (right) walks out during the podium ceremony in protest of gold medallist Sun Yang (center), the Chinese star competing under doping suspicions. Photo by Oli Scarff/AFP

Swimmers 'don't trust' Sun as doping row boils over

Jul 22, 2019 - 3:10 PM

Sun Yang is facing allegations, outlined in a leaked FIBA doping panel report, that he smashed vials of blood with a hammer when testers visited him last year

GOLD MINE. Sun Yang wins another gold medal. Photo from Twitter/@fina1908

5 memorable Song-Song scenes from 'Descendants of the Sun'

Jun 27, 2019 - 4:13 PM

We're here to remember their best on-screen moments with you

ICONIC. This is one of the memorable scenes in 'Descendants of the Sun.' Screenshot from YouTube

TIMELINE: The last 4 years of the Song-Song couple

Jun 27, 2019 - 1:35 PM

(UPDATED) Here’s a quick lookback at the story of 'Descendants of the Sun' stars Song Joong-ki and Song Hye-kyo

HIT DRAMA. One of many memorable scenes from the hit Korean drama 'Descendants of the Sun' that stars Song Joong-ki and Song Hye-kyo. Photo from KBS World

Song Hye-kyo on divorce: 'Differences in personality'

Jun 27, 2019 - 11:42 AM

'We urge you to refrain from making scandalous posts and speculative comments,' says the actress' management

SONG-SONG. The two actors married in 2017 following the wildly popular 'Descendants of the Sun.' Photo from Song Kye-kyo's Instagram

'Descendants of the Sun' stars Song-Song couple file for divorce

Jun 27, 2019 - 9:21 AM

'I hope that the divorce process can be wrapped up amicably,' says Song Joong-ki, who filed for divorce on June 26

DIVORCE. Song Joong-ki files for divorce from wife Song Hye-kyo following months of speculation. Photo from Song Joong-ki's Instagram account

Suns name 76ers assistant Monty Williams as new coach

May 04, 2019 - 12:51 PM

The former NBA forward will take over a team that had its worst campaign in franchise history since its inaugural season

NEW MENTOR. Monty Williams is the fifth head coach for the Phoenix Suns in the last 5 years. Photo from

Sun sets on Kokoskov's brief time as Phoenix head coach

Apr 23, 2019 - 3:54 PM

The firing of the first European-born head coach in the history of the NBA leaves the Suns searching for their seventh head coach in 8 years

FAREWELL. Igor Kokoskov bids goodbye to the Phoenix Suns after just one season. Photo from Phoenix Suns' Twitter account (@Suns)

Dingdong Dantes to star in 'Descendants of the Sun' Philippine adaptation

Apr 22, 2019 - 3:10 PM

Dingdong Dantes is set to play the male lead role, which was played by Korean actor Song Joong-ki in the original version

Devin Booker hits 3rd 50-point game in another loss

Mar 28, 2019 - 2:24 PM

Devin Booker makes back-to-back 50-point games, but both end up in losses

BIZARRE. The Phoenix Suns lose all their games when Devin Booker makes a 50-point game. Photo from NBA Twitter

WATCH: Devin Booker scores 59 in Suns loss to Utah

Mar 26, 2019 - 1:31 PM

22-year-old Booker is only the fourth player in NBA history to post multiple 50-point games before his 23rd birthday

SCINTILLATING. Devin Booker drops 59 points despite absorbing a loss to the Utah Jazz. Photo from NBA Twitter