Enzo Flojo's 2017 NBA wish list

Enzo Flojo's 2017 NBA wish list.....»»

Category: sportsSource: abscbn abscbnJan 12th, 2017

JLL named to Fortune’s 2017 World’s Most Admired Companies list

MANILA, Philippines - Reinforcing its reputation for excellence, JLL has again been named to Fortune magazine’s World’s Most Admired Companies list......»»

Category: financeSource:  philstarRelated NewsFeb 18th, 2017

Filipino beauty queens modeled for New York Fashion Week

MANILA, Philippines – Two Filipina pageant title holders joined the list of beauty queens who walked the runway at New York Fashion Week 2017......»»

Category: moviesSource:  philstarRelated NewsFeb 17th, 2017

Hayward scores 22 as Jazz beat Trail Blazers 111-88

em>By Kareem Copeland, Associated Press /em> SALT LAKE CITY (AP) -- Gordon Hayward scored 22 points and George Hill added 19 as the Utah Jazz ended a three-game losing streak to the Portland Trail Blazers with a 111-88 victory Wednesday night (Thursday, PHL time). The Jazz also ended a three-game overall losing streak heading into the All-Star break. Utah used a 20-4 third-quarter run to take a 15-point lead after Hayward warmed up following a 2-for-9 first half. He scored 13 in the quarter. Joe Ingles scored 18 for the Jazz, and Rudy Gobert had 13 points and 12 rebounds. Damian Lillard and CJ McCollum had torched Utah the six previous games against the Jazz, but were fairly contained most of the night. Lillard finished with 13 and McCollum had 18. The Trail Blazers cut the lead to single digits in the third quarter, but never got closer than seven. The Jazz led 40-37 at halftime despite continuing their shooting woes from the previous game. Utah shot a season-low 33 percent from the field in a loss to the Clippers on Monday (Tuesday, PHL time). Fortunately for the Jazz, their top-ranked defense held the Blazers to 32.5 percent shooting from the floor in the first 24 minutes. A 12-0 first-quarter run gave Utah a 10-point lead that it extended to 14 midway through the second quarter after a three-point play from Hill. The Trail Blazers closed the half on an 11-0 stretch, including seven straight from McCollum. strong>TIP-INS /strong> em> strong>Trail Blazers: /strong> /em> Al-Farouq Aminu did not play due to a left knee sprain. Evan Turner missed his third straight game due to a right hand injury. Lillard has made a three-pointer in a career-high 36 consecutive games, the third-longest streak in the NBA this season. em> strong>Jazz: /strong> /em>Rodney Hood missed his seventh straight game due to a lateral collateral ligament sprain and right knee contusion and will be re-evaluated after the All-Star break. Hayward passed Deron Williams for No. 8 on the Jazz's career scoring list with 7,588. strong>DEBUT /strong> Center Jusuf Nurkic made his debut with the Blazers after being traded from Denver on Jan. 29. The Nuggets sent Nurkic and a 2017 first-round pick for Mason Plumlee, a 2018 second-round pick and cash considerations. Nurkic scored 13 points and had seven rebounds in 21 minutes off the bench. strong>UP NEXT /strong> strong>Trail Blazers: /strong> Travel to face the Orlando Magic and newly acquired Terrence Ross on Feb. 23 (Feb. 24, PHL time). strong>Jazz: /strong>Travel to play the Milwaukee Bucks on Feb. 24 (Feb. 25, PHL time). .....»»

Category: sportsSource:  abscbnRelated NewsFeb 16th, 2017

Felix Hernandez out to "prove people wrong" after down year

PEORIA, Ariz. (AP) — Felix Hernandez arrived for Seattle Mariners spring training on Tuesday already ahead in his offseason preparation from previous years. It's the result of the World Baseball Classic and his determination to prove last year's struggles were an anomaly. 'I've got to prove people wrong,' Hernandez said after taking his physical with the Mariners. 'I feel fine. I'm healthy. That's the main thing.' How Hernandez approached the offseason was one of Seattle's big questions after watching its ace have a rocky 2016 season that included a lengthy stint on the disabled list due to a leg injury. Hernandez was 11-8 with a 3.82 ERA in 25 starts last season. It was the fewest starts in a full season in his career and his ERA was its highest since 2007. He walked more batters, struck out fewer and was prone to giving up the long ball. It was unlike the Hernandez most have come to expect, which made how he would respond one of the big topics that could ultimately determine how good Seattle is in 2017. 'The offseason has been good to me,' Hernandez said. Hernandez spent most of his time in Miami working out with the same trainer — Iron Glenn — who has worked out teammates Nelson Cruz and Robinson Cano in previous seasons. Hernandez reported at 224 pounds, which is up from last season when he reported at 207, but he believes the increased weight comes via strength that will help him last the season. 'Working on everything. The whole body, to be balanced, left and right side,' Hernandez said. '(We) do a lot of bands. We do a lot of stuff.' Hernandez also had a brief two-game stint in the Venezuelan Winter League to start getting ready for the World Baseball Classic. Hernandez said he still needed to finalize his pitching schedule with the Mariners staff but is likely to throw in two spring training games before joining Venezuela. Hernandez expects to pitch the pool play opener for his country on March 10 against Puerto Rico. Hernandez did not pitch for Venezuela during the 2013 WBC. 'It means a lot. I think we've got a pretty good team to win the whole thing,' he said. Hernandez will also spend the early days of spring training figuring out Seattle's overhauled roster. There are just eight players remaining on the 40-man roster from when general manager Jerry Dipoto took over in September 2015. 'There's a lot of new faces. I have to sit down and see who the guys (are),' Hernandez said. 'But we look different. More athletic.' .....»»

Category: sportsSource:  abscbnRelated NewsFeb 15th, 2017

FULL LIST: Sinag Maynila 2017 lineup

FULL LIST: Sinag Maynila 2017 lineup.....»»

Category: newsSource:  rapplerRelated NewsFeb 14th, 2017

FULL LIST: Winners, Grammys 2017

FULL LIST: Winners, Grammys 2017.....»»

Category: newsSource:  rapplerRelated NewsFeb 13th, 2017

FULL LIST: 2017 Grammy Winners

View the complete list of the winners 59th annual Grammy Awards: Record of the year: "Hello," Adele......»»

Category: moviesSource:  philstarRelated NewsFeb 13th, 2017

FULL LIST: Malasimbo Music and Arts Festival 2017 lineup

FULL LIST: Malasimbo Music and Arts Festival 2017 lineup.....»»

Category: newsSource:  rapplerRelated NewsFeb 8th, 2017

BLOGTABLE: Who do you want to see in the 2017 Slam Dunk Contest?

em> blogtable /em> Who are four players you’d love to see in this year’s Slam Dunk contest? strong>David Aldridge: /strong>If we are truly going to be deprived of the pleasure of Zach LaVine's Hammer: u> strong>Larry Nance, Jr /strong> /u>(Los Angeles Lakers); u> strong>Aaron Gordon /strong> /u>(Orlando Magic); u> strong>Jonathon Simmons /strong> /u>(San Antonio Spurs); u> strong>Derrick Jones, Jr. /strong> /u>(Phoenix Suns). strong>Steve Aschburner /strong>: u> strong>Zach LaVine, /strong> /u> u> strong>Aaron Gordon /strong> /u>, u> strong>Larry Nance Jr. /strong> /u>, and u> strong>Andrew Wiggins /strong> /u>. This is a wish list, right, not limited to those actually willing to participate? Good. Then we definitely need LaVine, the two-time defending champion, who has taken dunking as an art form to a new level. His showdown opponent from last season, Gordon, was right there and if we can enjoy Golden State-Cleveland rematches, we certain could enjoy LaVine-Gordon. Nance simply jumps higher than almost anyone I’ve ever seen (since his Pop anyway), so all that hang time allows for extra creativity. As for Wiggins, his dunking ferocity needs to be on full display, and perhaps some of it could bleed into his overall game on 82 nights. strong>Fran Blinebury: /strong> Last year's real winner u> strong>Aaron Gordon /strong> /u>, u> strong>Zach LaVine /strong> /u>, u> strong>Giannis Antetokounmpo /strong> /u> and the whining u> strong>LeBron James /strong> /u>, who has ducked out his entire career. strong>Scott Howard-Cooper: /strong> u> strong>Zach LaVine /strong> /u> and u> strong>Aaron Gordon /strong> /u> in the rematch the public demands. Pick any two names after that. Giannis Antetokounmpo. Andrew Wiggins. As long as it’s LaVine-Gordon. strong>Shaun Powell: u>Zach LaVine, Aaron Gordon, Terrence Ross, LeBron James /u> /strong>. The first two engaged in the best dunk contest I've ever seen. The third was the 2013 champ and still has hops. The fourth admittedly is a pipe dream in terms of his participation, but you did ask whom I'd love to see, right? strong>John Schuhmann: /strong> Start with u> strong>Zach LaVine /strong> /u> and u> strong>Aaron Gordon /strong> /u>, of course. I still don't believe what we saw last year in Toronto. I want to see from how far u> strong>Giannis Antetokounmpo /strong> /u> can dunk, so put him in there, too. Now give a spot to the winner of the NBA D-League dunk contest to have someone who will really be motivated to show out. strong>Sekou Smith: /strong> We can start with u> strong>Zach LaVine /strong> /u> and u> strong>Aaron Gordon /strong> /u>. We owe them that much after the show they put on in Toronto last year. Some fresh blood is needed in the other two slots. And I want someone hungry enough to show up and believe in his heart of hearts that he can dethrone the champ and the other favorite. San Antonio Spurs swingman u> strong>Jonathan Simmons /strong> /u> has everything I'm looking for and is just crazy enough to show up and pull off the upset. My fourth candidate is u> strong>Giannis Antetokounmpo /strong> /u>. I'm intrigued by what he could deliver on that stage in New Orleans. That size and wicked length could come in handy during a dunk contest strong>Ian Thomsen: /strong> I tend to not be a fan of this contest. However, out of respect for your question, I nominate u> strong>David Thompson /strong> /u>, u> strong>Maurice Stokes /strong> /u>, u> strong>Michael Jordan /strong> /u> and u> strong>Wilt Chamberlain /strong> /u>. These are the four players I would love to see. But I don’t think it’s going to happen strong>Lang Whitaker: /strong> Well, I want a reprise of last season's incredible finale, so I'd force u> strong>Zach LaVine /strong> /u> and u> strong>Aaron Gordon /strong> /u> to be in the contest, no matter if they want to do it or not. Then I'd want to raise the profile of the contest a little, so who better to add than u> strong>Joel Embiid /strong> /u>? He is wildly athletic, a genius with social media, and one of the most popular players in the entire league. Finally, we need a wild card. I don't think there's a Spud Webb out there in the NBA right now, a little man who could shock the world, so instead I'd go with someone relatively unknown but with untamed athleticism, like maybe Houston Rockets forward u> strong>KJ McDaniels /strong> /u>. .....»»

Category: sportsSource:  abscbnRelated NewsFeb 2nd, 2017

FULL LIST: Winners, SAG Awards 2017

FULL LIST: Winners, SAG Awards 2017.....»»

Category: newsSource:  rapplerRelated NewsJan 30th, 2017

Federer savors unexpected title over long-time rival Nadal

JUSTIN BERGMAN, Associated Press br /> MELBOURNE, Australia (AP) — Roger Federer always believed he had more Grand Slam titles left in him. He just didn't think it would happen like this, playing in his first tournament following a six-month injury layoff. Or against his biggest rival in the game, Rafael Nadal. 'I said that also before the finals: if I were to win against Rafa, it would be super special and very sweet because I haven't beaten him in a Grand Slam final for a long, long time now,' Federer said after beating Nadal in the Australian Open final 6-4, 3-6, 6-1, 3-6, 6-3. A decade, to be exact. Federer's last win over the Spaniard in a major final came at Wimbledon in 2007. Nadal had beaten him in four consecutive slam finals since then. Both Federer and Nadal also didn't expect to be in this position at the Australian Open, coming off long layoffs last season to recover from injuries. Federer has rarely missed significant stretches with injuries throughout his career. This is the man, after all, who played in a record 65 consecutive Grand Slams — a streak that was broken when he withdrew from last year's French Open with a back injury. In recent years, however, he's acknowledged making mistakes by playing through pain instead of taking time off to heal. Last year, he did things differently — he took an extended break for the first time. And after six months off to fully heal his knee, he came back stronger than ever. 'What I've just come to realize is when you don't feel well, you have too many problems going on, you just won't beat top-10 players,' Federer said after his semifinal win over Stan Wawrinka. 'That's where both, I guess, Rafa and myself said, 'OK, enough of this already. Let's get back to 100 percent, enjoy tennis again, enjoy the practice.'' Hoisting his first major trophy in five years, Federer is certainly enjoying the tennis again. Here is what else we learned from the 2017 Australian Open: SERENA'S NEXT GOAL?: Serena Williams felt like it took a 'really long time' to win her 23rd Grand Slam title and break her tie with Steffi Graf on the all-time major winner list, so she wants to enjoy the victory and not look ahead. How about winning No. 24 and pulling even with Margaret Court, who holds the record for most major titles? She doesn't know, and doesn't want to talk about it yet. The elusive calendar year Grand Slam? 'I don't think about that either,' she said. 'Just one at a time.' THE 30-FUN FACTOR: Serena proved it's possible to keep winning majors at 35 — or as she likes to call it, '30-fun.' Indeed, the 30-somethings were having fun at the Australian Open this year. Venus Williams, 36, and Mirjana Lucic-Baroni, 34, joined Serena in the semifinals, becoming the oldest three women to reach the final four in Melbourne in the Open era. The old guard did well on the men's side, with 30-somethings Federer, Nadal and Stan Wawrinka all making the semis, too. DJOKOVIC'S SLIDE: Novak Djokovic hasn't been himself since capturing last year's French Open. Just what's bothering him, though, remains unclear. The six-time champion seemed to lack intensity in his defeat to Uzbek wild card Denis Istomin in the second round, his earliest loss at a Grand Slam since 2008. And he was tight-lipped afterward, too. Asked what he takes away from the loss, he responded: 'Take my bags and I go home.' SECOND CHANCES: It was the slam for heart-warming comeback stories. Lucic-Baroni had Rod Laver Arena in tears with her emotional interview after returning to the semifinals of a slam for the first time in 18 years. Mischa Zverev, not his highly touted brother Alexander, pulled off one of the biggest upsets, stunning No. 1 Andy Murray. And then there's Venus Williams, back in an Australian Open final after 14 years. 'She's my inspiration,' sister Serena said. Few could disagree. YOUNG AMERICANS: There was much to be excited about for American tennis fans. Nine American men advanced to the second round — the most since 2008 — including promising young players Frances Tiafoe, Ernesto Escobedo and Noah Rubin. On the women's side, CoCo Vandeweghe had the tournament of her life, upsetting former major winners Angelique Kerber and Garbine Muguruza and reaching her first slam semifinal. In a post-Williams world, the future certainly looks bright. .....»»

Category: sportsSource:  abscbnRelated NewsJan 30th, 2017

Australian Open 2017: Roger Federer bags 18th Grand Slam title

Roger Federer won his 18th Grand Slam title and put some extra distance on the all-time list between himself and Rafael Nadal, the man he beat 6-4, 3-6, 6-1, 3-6, 6-3 in a vintage Australian Open final Sunday......»»

Category: newsSource:  tempoRelated NewsJan 29th, 2017

Trump’s executive order lists ‘enforcement priorities’ of those who will now be targeted for removal

On Jan. 25, 2017, President Trump issued an executive order on “Enhancing Public Safety in the Interior of the United States.” In that executive order, he lists those people who would now be considered “enforcement priorities,” and would be put on the top of the list for deportation/removal. It is truly a scary and chilling document, as many Filipinos could now be affected or subject to priority removal......»»

Category: newsSource:  philstarRelated NewsJan 28th, 2017

Alex Mallari on missed triple-double: "Sayang"

Alex Mallari almost had two career milestones Friday after his Mahindra Floodbuster beat NLEX in the 2017 PBA Philippine Cup. The 29-year-old forward scored a career-high 30 points for the Floodbuster in a 106-96 win over the Road Warriors. He narrowly missed out on his first career triple-double after he fell one assist short. He also grabbed 10 rebounds. Despite not getting that pretty 30-10-10 stat line, the former PBA Grand Slam champion with Star is happy regardless especially since he got to cross out one item in his basketball bucket list during a great team victory. 'I didn't even know I was close until they told me with a minute left,' Mallari said. 'Sayang, triple-double. We got the win, it's all that counts,' he added. Obviously having more freedom with Mahindra compared to his stint with the Hotshots, Mallari has been on a more aggressive pace in the All-Filipino. However, even his new expanded role is not enough to sustain his gaudy stat line he says. '30-10-9 a night? No. I'm not [Russell] Westbrook,' Mallari said. 'Just be aggressive and help our team in any way. Yun lang.' While he's taking his new career-high of 30 points for now, Mallari hopes to get that triple-double soon enough. In fact, he plans on watching some game tape to see who among his Mahindra teammates failed to get his that elusive 10th dime. 'I've never even had 30. 23 is my career-high. Maybe one of these days,' he said on him finally recording a triple-double. 'Sayang. I'm going to look at the tape to look who missed a layup,' Mallari joked.   --- Follow this writer on Twitter, @paullintag8 .....»»

Category: sportsSource:  abscbnRelated NewsJan 27th, 2017

PRIVILEGE SPEECH: Giving Value to Traditional Art

(Privilege speech delivered by Anak Mindanao party list Representative Sitti Djalia A. Turabin-Hataman at the House of Representatives on January 23, 2017) Assalamu alaikum warahmatullahi taala wabarakatuh. Madame Speaker, fellow members of the People’s House, I beg your indulgence as this representation, a daughter of the province of Basilan, Autonomous Region in Muslim Mindanao, bring [&'].....»»

Category: newsSource:  mindanewsRelated NewsJan 27th, 2017

Towns, Embiid headline 2017 BBVA Compass Rising Stars Challenge

em>NBA press release /em> NEW YORK -- The Minnesota Timberwolves’ strong>Karl-Anthony Towns, /strong> last season’s unanimous Kia NBA Rookie of the Year, and the Philadelphia 76ers’ strong>Joel Embiid, /strong> who has won both Kia NBA Eastern Conference Rookie of the Month awards this season, highlight the list of 20 players selected by the league’s assistant coaches to play in the BBVA Compass Rising Stars Challenge on Friday, Feb. 17 (Feb. 18, PHL time) during NBA All-Star 2017 in New Orleans. For the third consecutive year, the league’s annual showcase of premier young talent will pit 10 first- and second-year NBA players from the U.S. against 10 first- and second-year NBA players from around the world.  The game will be televised live by TNT at 9 p.m. ET and will also be available on the Watch TNT App and on TNT Overtime. In addition, ESPN Radio will broadcast the event from Smoothie King Center, with audio also available on the ESPN app.  BBVA Compass, the Official Bank of the NBA, maintains its role as title partner for the BBVA Compass Rising Stars Challenge. Towns, who helped the U.S. Team defeat the World Team 157-154 in last year’s BBVA Compass Rising Stars Challenge, is one of two NBA players averaging at least 22.0 points and 11.0 rebounds this season (the New Orleans Pelicans’ Anthony Davis is the other). The U.S. Team also features the Phoenix Suns’ strong>Devin Booker /strong>, who is averaging 20.6 points and has scored at least 20 in each of his last 10 games, and the Indiana Pacers’ strong>Myles Turner /strong>, who ranks third in the NBA in blocked shots (2.30 bpg) to go with 15.7 points and 7.6 rebounds.   Joining Towns, Booker and Turner on the U.S. Team are strong>Malcolm Brogdon /strong>of the Milwaukee Bucks, strong>Marquese Chriss /strong> of the Suns, strong>Brandon Ingram /strong>and strong>D’Angelo Russell /strong> of the Los Angeles Lakers, strong>Frank Kaminsky /strong>of the Charlotte Hornets, strong>Jahlil Okafor /strong>of the 76ers and strong>Jonathon Simmons /strong>of the San Antonio Spurs. The World Team is anchored by Embiid (Cameroon), who leads all rookies in scoring (19.8 ppg), rebounding (7.8 rpg) and blocks (2.47 bpg), as well as two members of the 2015-16 NBA All-Rookie First Team in Serbian center strong>Nikola Jokic /strong>of the Denver Nuggets (15.2 ppg, 8.4 rpg, 3.9 apg this season) and Latvian forward strong>Kristaps Porzingis /strong>of the New York Knicks (18.9 ppg, 7.1 rpg, 1.92 bpg).  Jokic is one of three Nuggets players on the World Team, along with strong>Emmanuel Mudiay /strong>(Democratic Republic of the Congo) and strong>Jamal Murray /strong> (Canada). Rounding out the World Team are strong>Danté Exum /strong>(Australia) and strong>Trey Lyles /strong>(Canada) of the Utah Jazz, strong>Buddy Hield /strong>(Bahamas) of the Pelicans, strong>Domantas Sabonis /strong>(Lithuania) of the Oklahoma City Thunder and strong>Dario Saric /strong>(Croatia) of the 76ers. The World Team features three players who have participated as campers in Basketball without Borders, the NBA and FIBA’s global basketball development and community outreach program: Embiid (BWB Africa 2011), Murray (BWB Global 2015) and Saric (BWB Europe 2010). NBA opening night rosters for the 2016-17 season featured a record 113 international players from a record 41 countries and territories. This marked the third consecutive season that opening night rosters included at least 100 international players and that all 30 teams had at least one international player. The NBA’s assistant coaches chose the rosters for the BBVA Compass Rising Stars Challenge, with each of the league’s 30 teams submitting one ballot per coaching staff.  Coaches selected four guards, four frontcourt players and two players at either position group for each team. They also picked a minimum of three first-year players and three second-year players for each team. The head coaches for the BBVA Compass Rising Stars Challenge will be lead assistant coaches from the 2017 NBA All-Star Game coaching staffs. The East and West coaching staffs are determined by the best record in each conference through games played on Sunday, Feb. 5 (Feb. 6, PHL time). Golden State Warriors head coach Steve Kerr and his staff have earned the honor for the West, while the East coaching staff has yet to be determined. Below are the rosters for the BBVA Compass Rising Stars Challenge and a list of past results: em> strong>U.S. Team Roster /strong> /em> br /> Devin Booker (Suns) br /> Malcolm Brogdon (Bucks) br /> Marquese Chriss (Suns) br /> Brandon Ingram (Lakers) br /> Frank Kaminsky (Hornets) br /> Jahlil Okafor (76ers) br /> D’Angelo Russell (Lakers) br /> Jonathon Simmons (Spurs) br /> Karl-Anthony Towns (Timberwolves) br /> Myles Turner (Pacers) em> strong>World Team Roster /strong> /em> br /> Joel Embiid (76ers) br /> Danté Exum (Jazz) br /> Buddy Hield (Pelicans) br /> Nikola Jokic (Nuggets) br /> Trey Lyles (Jazz) br /> Emmanuel Mudiay (Nuggets) br /> Jamal Murray (Nuggets) br /> Kristaps Porzingis (Knicks) br /> Domantas Sabonis (Thunder) br /> Dario Saric (76ers) strong>BBVA Compass Rising Stars Challenge Results /strong> br /> 1994 - Phenoms 74, Sensations 68 br /> 1995 - White 83, Green 79 (OT) br /> 1996 - East 94, West 92 br /> 1997 - East 96, West 91 br /> 1998 - East 85, West 80 br /> 2000 - Rookies 92, Sophomores 83 (OT) br /> 2001 - Sophomores 121, Rookies 113 br /> 2002 - Rookies 103, Sophomores 97 br /> 2003 - Sophomores 132, Rookies 112 br /> 2004 - Sophomores 142, Rookies 118 br /> 2005 - Sophomores 133, Rookies 106 br /> 2006 - Sophomores 106, Rookies 96 br /> 2007 - Sophomores 155, Rookies 114 br /> 2008 - Sophomores 136, Rookies 109 br /> 2009 - Sophomores 122, Rookies 116 br /> 2010 - Rookies 140, Sophomores 128 br /> 2011 - Rookies 148, Sophomores 140 br /> 2012 - Team Chuck 146, Team Shaq 133 br /> 2013 - Team Chuck 163, Team Shaq 135 br /> 2014 - Team Hill 142, Team Webber 136 br /> 2015 - World Team 121, U.S. Team 112 .....»»

Category: sportsSource:  abscbnRelated NewsJan 26th, 2017

FULL LIST: Nominees, Oscars 2017

FULL LIST: Nominees, Oscars 2017.....»»

Category: newsSource:  rapplerRelated NewsJan 25th, 2017

FULL LIST: Winners, People's Choice Awards 2017

FULL LIST: Winners, People's Choice Awards 2017.....»»

Category: newsSource:  rapplerRelated NewsJan 19th, 2017

Swoopes headlines Women's Basketball Hall of Fame finalists

KNOXVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Sheryl Swoopes headlines the 12 finalists for the Women's Basketball Hall of Fame. The list was announced Monday. The six-member class of 2017 will be revealed Feb. 12 and enshrined this summer. Swoopes was inducted into the Naismith Memorial Basketball Hall of Fame last fall. She starred at Texas Tech and in the WNBA. Swoopes also won three Olympic gold medals for the U.S. Other finalists include Kara Wolters of UConn, Crystal Robinson of the ABL and Yelena Baranova, who helped Russia win an Olympic gold medal in 1992. Coaches Joan Bonvicini, Rick Insell, Evelyn Blalock and Rose Marie Battaglia also are in the final 12. Nora Lynn Finch, who was the first chair of the NCAA women's basketball committee, and Christine Grant — the founding member of the Association for Intercollegiate Athletics for Women — are up as contributors. Louise O'Neal is on the list as a veteran's pick and official Sally Bell rounds out the group. .....»»

Category: sportsSource:  abscbnRelated NewsJan 17th, 2017

Cabagnot hataw pa rin maglaro kahit basag ang ilong

INAKALA ng lahat na sa pagsisimula ng taong 2017 ay malalagay muna sa injured list si Alex Cabagnot dahil sa nagkaron ito ng injury noong Disyembre 28 sa laro ng San Miguel Beer kontra sa Meralco Bolts. Nasiko kasi ni Cliff Hodge sa mukha si Cabagnot. Bunga ng insidenteng iyon ay nabali ang ilong ng ........»»

Category: moviesSource:  hatawtabloidRelated NewsJan 16th, 2017