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Group: No special treatment for Panelo commute

Group: No special treatment for Panelo commute.....»»

Category: newsSource: cnnphilippines cnnphilippinesOct 10th, 2019

All media events before, after Lakers-Nets in Shanghai cancelled

By Tim Reynolds, Associated Press In response to the NBA defending Daryl Morey’s freedom of speech, Chinese officials took it away from the Los Angeles Lakers and Brooklyn Nets. All of the usual media sessions surrounding the Lakers-Nets preseason game in Shanghai on Thursday — including a scheduled news conference from NBA Commissioner Adam Silver and postgame news conferences with the teams — have been canceled. It’s the latest salvo in the rift between the league and China stemming from a since-deleted tweet posted last week by Morey, the general manager of the Houston Rockets. “There will be no media availabilities for tonight’s game between the Brooklyn Nets and Los Angeles Lakers,” the NBA said in a statement Thursday, released a few hours before the game. The game was to proceed as scheduled. “I understand that there are consequences from that exercise of, in essence, his freedom of speech,” Silver said at a news conference in Tokyo earlier this week. “We will have to live with those consequences.” And this move was one of those consequences. Morey’s tweet expressed support for anti-government protesters in Hong Kong, and sparked fallout that has completely overshadowed the NBA’s annual trip to China — which typically takes on a celebratory tone. Not this year. Most events in advance of the game, such as NBA Cares events to benefit educational causes and the Special Olympics, were called off, as was a “fan night” where Lakers and Nets players were to interact directly with some Chinese ticketholders. Signage in Shanghai to promote the game — huge photos of LeBron James, Anthony Davis, Kyrie Irving and other players — was ripped down, and mentions of the game were scrubbed from the arena website. All that comes as many Chinese corporations suspended their business ties to the NBA. China state broadcaster CCTV said it was not going to show the Lakers-Nets games on Thursday or in Shenzhen on Saturday, and NBA broadcast partner Tencent also said it was changing its coverage plans for the league. Silver said earlier this week that Rockets great Yao Ming, a Basketball Hall of Famer and now the president of the Chinese Basketball Association — which has also suspended its ties with Houston as part of the Morey tweet fallout — is angry as well. “I’m not sure he quite accepts sort of how we are operating our business right now, and again, I accept that we have a difference of opinion,” Silver said. “I also think that as part of our core values, tolerance is one of those as well. I think tolerance for differing societies’ approaches, tolerance for differing points of view and the ability to listen. Certainly I don’t come here, either as the commissioner of the NBA or as an American, to tell others how they should run their governments.” In the U.S., there was governmental reaction as well leading up to the game. On Wednesday in Washington, a bipartisan group of lawmakers — including the rare alignment of Republican Sen. Ted Cruz of Texas and Democratic Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez of New York — sent a letter to Silver saying the NBA should show the “courage and integrity” to stand up to the Chinese government. They asked the NBA to, among other things, suspend activities in China until what they called the selective treatment against the Rockets ends. “You have more power to take a stand than most of the Chinese government’s targets and should have the courage and integrity to use it,” the lawmakers told Silver. The Rockets were extremely popular in China, largely because of Yao. But the team’s merchandise has been taken off e-commerce sites and out of stores selling NBA apparel in the country, murals featuring the team’s stars and logo were painted over and even the Chinese consulate office in Houston expressed major displeasure with Morey and the Rockets. Morey has been silent on the matter since a tweet Sunday where he attempted to make some sort of amends with the Chinese. “I have always appreciated the significant support our Chinese fans and sponsors have provided and I would hope that those who are upset will know that offending or misunderstanding them was not my intention,” he wrote Sunday. “My tweets are my own and in no way represent the Rockets or the NBA.”.....»»

Category: sportsSource:  abscbnRelated NewsOct 10th, 2019

NBA postpones media sessions in Shanghai amid China rift

By Tim Reynolds, Associated Press NBA Commissioner Adam Silver told the Brooklyn Nets and Los Angeles Lakers on Wednesday that the league is still expecting them to play as scheduled this week, even while the rift between the league and Chinese officials continued in ways that clearly suggested the two planned games in Shanghai and Shenzhen were anything but guaranteed. The NBA called off scheduled media sessions Wednesday for both teams. At least two other NBA events to be held Wednesday before the start of the China games were canceled as part of the fallout that started after Houston Rockets general manager Daryl Morey posted a since-deleted tweet last week that showed support for anti-government protesters in Hong Kong. "Given the fluidity of the situation, today's media availability has been postponed," the league said. They were not rescheduled Wednesday, though having them on Thursday — game day in Shanghai — remains possible. Later Wednesday in Washington, a bipartisan group of lawmakers — including the rare alignment of Republican Sen. Ted Cruz of Texas and Democratic Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez of New York — sent a letter to Silver saying the NBA should show the "courage and integrity" to stand up to the Chinese government. They asked the NBA to, among other things, suspend activities in China until what they called the selective treatment against the Rockets ends. "You have more power to take a stand than most of the Chinese government's targets and should have the courage and integrity to use it," the lawmakers told Silver. The NBA did not have any immediate comment on the letter, and it was unclear if Silver had even seen the document. In Shanghai, the mood surrounding the game that — if played — will feature LeBron James, Kyrie Irving and other big NBA names was anything but festive. An NBA Cares event that was to benefit the Special Olympics was called off, as was a "fan night" celebration that was to be highlighted by the league announcing plans to refurbish some outdoor courts in that city. And workers in multiple spots around Shanghai were tearing down large outdoor promotional advertisements for Thursday's Lakers-Nets game. The teams are also supposed to play Saturday in Shenzhen. Chinese smartphone maker Vivo has joined the list of companies that have suspended ties with the NBA for now, only adding to the uncertainty surrounding the China games. Vivo was a presenting sponsor of the Lakers-Nets games, and on Wednesday there was no reference to the game in Shanghai on the list of upcoming events scheduled at Mercedes-Benz Arena. Other firms such as apparel company Li-Ning announced similar moves earlier this week, as the rift was just beginning. Silver said Tuesday in Tokyo that he supports Morey's right to free speech. Several Chinese companies have suspended their partnership with the NBA in recent days, and Chinese state broadcaster CCTV said it will not broadcast the Lakers-Nets games. "I'm sympathetic to our interests here and to our partners who are upset," Silver said. "I don't think it's inconsistent on one hand to be sympathetic to them and at the same time stand by our principles." All around China, stores that sell NBA merchandise were removing Rockets-related apparel from shelves and many murals featuring the Rockets — even ones with Yao Ming, the Chinese great who played for Houston during his NBA career — were being painted over. Effects were even felt in at least one NBA arena Tuesday night. In Philadelphia, where the 76ers were playing a Chinese team — the Guangzhou Loong Lions — two fans were removed by arena security for holding signs and chanting in support of Hong Kong. The signs read "Free Hong Kong" and "Free HK." The sentiment was not different from Morey's since-deleted tweet last week of an image that read, "Fight For Freedom. Stand With Hong Kong." The 76ers and Wells Fargo Center, the team's home arena, released statements Wednesday confirming that the fan removal took place and explaining why. "During the second quarter of last night's 76ers game, Wells Fargo Center security responded to a situation that was disrupting the live event experience for our guests," the arena's statement said. "After three separate warnings, the two individuals were escorted out of the arena without incident. The security team employed respectful and standard operating procedures." The NBA is not the first major corporation to deal with criticism from China over political differences. Mercedes-Benz, Delta Air Lines, hotel operator Marriott, fashion brand Zara and others also have found themselves in conflicts with China in recent years. After Morey's tweet was deleted, Rockets owner Tilman Fertitta said Morey does not speak for the organization. Joe Tsai, who recently completed his purchase of the Nets and is a co-founder of Chinese e-commerce giant Alibaba, has said the damage to the NBA's relationship with China "will take a long time to repair." ___ Reynolds reported from Miami. AP Sports Writer Dan Gelston in Philadelphia and Associated Press writer Yanan Wang in Beijing contributed to this report......»»

Category: sportsSource:  abscbnRelated NewsOct 9th, 2019

Parojinog’s transfer to BJMP facility sought

State prosecutors have asked a Quezon City court to transfer the custody of former Ozamiz City vice mayor Nova Princess Parojinog to end the alleged special treatment accorded to her at the Philippine National Police Custodial Center......»»

Category: newsSource:  philstarRelated News22 hr. 47 min. ago

No special treatment for Espenido – Año

Interior Secretary Eduardo Año said Lt. Col. Jovie Espenido will still have to go through the adjudication process, despite Malacañang’s vouching for the controversial police official who was allegedly included in the government’s narco list......»»

Category: newsSource:  philstarRelated NewsFeb 16th, 2020

They re victims too: Advocacy group calls for prevention of sexual abuses on boys

MANILA, Philippines – Advocacy group Center for the Prevention and Treatment of Child Sexual Abuse (CPTCSA) said on Friday, February 14, that boys, like girls, also experience forms of sexual abuse and they need interventions too.  The group conducted the study “Caring for Boys Affected by Sexual Violence” with ........»»

Category: newsSource:  rapplerRelated NewsFeb 16th, 2020

Prosecutors want Nova Parojinog transferred to BJMP facility from Crame

“She should not be given special privileges or treatment distinct from all other detainees,” state prosecutors said......»»

Category: newsSource:  philstarRelated NewsFeb 14th, 2020

Special Mighty-Pilipinas gave glimpse of future of national team

For the first time ever, the trophy of the Dubai International Basketball Tournament is moving away from West Asia - and it’s all thanks to Mighty Sports-Pilipinas. The Filipinos completed a clean sweep of the 2020 edition of the regional tournament to be crowned kings - the first-ever team outside the Middle East to do so. For head coach Charles Tiu, all of this was just a fulfillment of a promise. “It’s a great, great feeling. Of course, our semis loss last year taught us a lot,” he shared. He then continued. “This year, it feels nice. This is for all the fans who have supported us.” Of course, the Philippine team also did nothing less than live up to the hype - especially with NBA veterans Andray Blatche and Renaldo Balkman powering a young yet talented core. “This team is special. We just got a great group of guys,” their youthful mentor said. He then continued, “We’ve got guys who we will see play for the national team one day. We’re a young team, but we were able to find a way.” Indeed, young guns such as Thirdy Ravena and Juan Gomez de Liano have only gained valuable experience in international play - and those two, alongside Isaac Go and Javi GDL, are part of the Gilas Pilipinas pool. Without a doubt, though, they wouldn’t have done it if not for the leadership of Blatche and Balkman. As Coach Charles put it, “Andray and Renaldo were great. They led this team. They were true pros.” —— Follow this writer on Twitter, @riegogogo......»»

Category: sportsSource:  abscbnRelated NewsFeb 4th, 2020

Duterte nagpatupad na ng temporary ban sa lahat ng Chinese mula sa mainland China, Hong Kong at Macau

INIHAYAG ng Palasyo na inaprubahan na ni Pangulong Duterte ang rekomendasyon na magpatupad ng temporary ban sa lahat ng Chinese national mula sa mainland China at Special Administrative Regions nito na kinabibilangan ng Hong Kong at Macau. Sa isang pahayag, sinabi ni Presidential Spokesperson at Chief Presidential Legal Counsel Salvador Panelo na batay sa direktiba […] The post Duterte nagpatupad na ng temporary ban sa lahat ng Chinese mula sa mainland China, Hong Kong at Macau appeared first on Bandera......»»

Category: newsSource:  inquirerRelated NewsFeb 2nd, 2020

Duterte orders entry ban on all foreigners coming from China

By ARGYLL B. GEDUCOS   President Duterte has banned the entry of all nationalities, excluding Filipinos, from China, as the government tries to contain the spread of the 2019-novel coronavirus acute respiratory disease (2019-nCoV ARD). According to Presidential Spokesman Salvador Panelo, the ban now covers the entire China, including its Special Administrative Regions Hong Kong […].....»»

Category: newsSource:  tempoRelated NewsFeb 2nd, 2020

PNP: No special treatment for Parojinog

The hospital furlough given to former Ozamiz City vice mayor Nova Princess Parojinog in November 2018 was legal, the Philippine National Police said yesterday......»»

Category: newsSource:  philstarRelated NewsJan 29th, 2020

PETA, nanawagang isama ang mga hayop sa mga rescue missions

Manila, Philippines – Nanawagan ang animal welfare group na People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals (PETA) Asia nitong Martes, Enero 28, sa mga mambabatas at mga awtoridad na may kaugnayan sa mga rescue mission sa oras ng kalamidad na isama ang mga hayop imbes na iwan ang mga ito sa mapanganib na kondisyon. Sa […] The post PETA, nanawagang isama ang mga hayop sa mga rescue missions appeared first on REMATE ONLINE......»»

Category: newsSource:  remateRelated NewsJan 28th, 2020

Duterte okays probe of Ayala-UP technohub deal

PRESIDENT Rodrigo Duterte has given the green light for the review of the lease contract between the Ayala Group and the University of the Philippines (UP), Malacañang said on Thursday, following allegations that the state university may be on the losing end of the deal. Speaking to reporters, Palace spokesman Salvador Panelo said on Thursday […].....»»

Category: newsSource:  manilatimes_netRelated NewsJan 23rd, 2020

Celebrate the best of PH Wrestling with PWR’s first show of the year, PWR: Mabuhay Ang Wrestling

2019 was wildly successful for Philippine Wrestling Revolution with unmissable shows, iconic in-ring moments, and glorious homecomings being key highlights for a historical year! And with the Philippine pro wrestling scene being positioned for even greater heights, PWR welcomes 2020 with literal slammin’ and bangin’ festivities featuring the country’s best wrestling talent with PWR Mabuhay Ang Wrestling happening on January 26, 2020, at 2 p.m. at the Power Mac Center Spotlight, Circuit Makati.  Championship Fireworks Chris Panzer faces his past when he puts this PWR Championship on the line in a Three-Way Dance, taking on the former champion, “The Lightbringer” QUATRO, as well as the man he betrayed to kickstart his championship journey, one-half of the #PWOGs, Ken Warren, for the right to kickstart 2020 as the Kampeon ng Pilipinas!    Last Man Standing No pinfalls, no submissions, no mercy! The Philippine Excellence Championship will be disputed in a “Matira, Matibay” match to end the blood feud as “The Blessed One” Chino Guinto invokes his rematch clause against the behemoth that is Vlad Sinnsyk to have the right to be called the undisputed PHX champion.   More Party Favors With the Mr. Sy Group of Talents (MSG) terrorizing PWR to get more gold on their hands, Mr. Philippine Wrestling’s interesting #PWOGs recruitment drive, the Naughty Boys’ bizarre adventures, more matches are set to be scheduled for PWR’s first outing of the decade!    Take your Mabuhay Ang Wrestling experience to a whole new level with the special Mabuhay Ang Wrestling bundle of an event ticket and t-shirt for just PhP 850! Award-winning Filipino illustrator Rob Cham lends his artistic view on the best of Philippine Wrestling with a limited-edition Mabuhay Ang Wrestling tee!      Shirts are available at the venue for just PhP 600.   Mabuhay Ang Wrestling Tickets are available at bit.ly/PWRMabuhayAngWrestling. Early bird tickets are available at PhP 399 each or in barkada bundles of three (3) tickets for PhP 1,099. Regularly priced tickets will still be available at the venue for PhP 450 each. Tickets can also be purchased through the PWR Facebook page, via pwr.tickets@gmail.com, and official PWR retail partners.     Philippine Wrestling Revolution is the premier professional wrestling promotion in the Philippines featuring the top Filipino wrestling talent in the country. PWR was established in December 2013, and has since gained a strong following in Manila, and Southeast Asia, even gaining the attention of World Wrestling Entertainment. Philippine Wrestling Revolution aims to become the premier wrestling promotion in Southeast Asia. Follow PWR on social media on Facebook, Twitter, Instagram. For further inquiries, please email us at philippinewrestlingrevolution@gmail.com Official event hashtag: #MabuhayAngWrestlin.....»»

Category: sportsSource:  abscbnRelated NewsJan 21st, 2020

Animal welfare group seeks Army help in Taal rescue

Animal welfare group People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals is asking help from the Armed Forces of the Philippines to rescue surviving animals that were affected by the explosion of Taal Volcano on Sunday......»»

Category: newsSource:  philstarRelated NewsJan 16th, 2020

PETA comes to rescue of abandoned animals

Animal rights group People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals has started rescuing animals left abandoned by their owners in the areas affected by Taal Volcano eruption......»»

Category: newsSource:  thestandardRelated NewsJan 15th, 2020

Look who got a special carol from Asia& rsquo;s Songbird

What started as a normal-looking group of carolers turned extraordinary when the Asia’s Songbird Regine Velasquez suddenly joined in on a beautiful rendition of the classic Christmas carol “O Holy Night” before PLDT Home gives its loyal subscribers an exclusive smart home upgrade......»»

Category: entertainmentSource:  thestandardRelated NewsJan 6th, 2020

Kyrgios serves up funds for Australia at debut of ATP Cup

By John Pye, Associated Press BRISBANE, Australia (AP) — Nick Kyrgios served 20 aces in a win that cost him $4,000 in local currency and helped set up Australia’s opening ATP Cup win over Germany. It was all for a cause. Kyrgios, so often considered the bad boy of tennis for his emotional behavior and outbursts, promised to donate 200 Australian dollars ($140) for every ace he serves this month to go toward the recovery effort from the wildfires that have devastated parts of Australia, leaving at least 19 people dead and 1,400 homes destroyed. He opened and closed his 6-4, 7-6 (4) win over Jan-Lennard Struff on Friday in Brisbane with booming, high-value serves — including a second-service ace down the middle to close it out. Alex De Minaur followed that up with an upset over No. 7-ranked Alexander Zverev, trailing a set and a break before rallying to win 4-6, 7-6 (3), 6-2 on Pat Rafter Arena. Australia also won the doubles to clinch a 3-0 sweep of Germany. Kyrgios devised the cash for aces idea earlier in the week, and inspired other fundraising efforts from other players and from organizers of the ATP Cup and the Australian Open. He said he was lifted by the crowd, and motivated by the plight of people struggling in parts of the country impacted by the fires, including his hometown of Canberra. A tournament had to be relocated from the Australian capital to Victoria state earlier Friday because of poor air quality related to the proximity of the fires. "It’s tough,” Kyrgios said, choking back tears and wiping his face with his towel in an on-court interview. "(The money raised) is going to the families, fire fighters, animals, everyone who is losing homes, losing family - it’s a real thing. It’s bigger than tennis, you know. "It's tough to go out there and concentrate on tennis, to be honest. Every ace I was hitting that's all I was thinking about. Every time I stepped up to the line that's all I was thinking about.” Canada registered the first victory of the new international team tournament, and the United States went down in the first major upset despite being one point from clinching a win over Norway. The 24-team tournament kicked off the men's tennis season for 2020, with matches Friday in Brisbane and Sydney on Australia's east coast and Perth in Western Australia state. The Canadians swept Greece 3-0, with Denis Shapovalov holding off No. 6-ranked Stefanos Tsitsipas 7-6 (6), 7-6 (4) after 19-year-old Felix Auger-Aliassime beat Michail Pervolarakis in the first singles victory of the tournament. They the combined to win the doubles. The No. 15-ranked Shapovalov now has a 3-1 lead in career meetings over ATP Finals champion Tsitsipas, who was unable to convert his break-point chances in the seventh and 11th games of the second set and then had a double-fault on match point. “He had an unbelievable end to the season and he's definitely one of the top players in the world right now,” Shapovalov said. “So to beat a guy like this first match of the year, it's really special for me." In Perth, Russia beat Italy 3-0 after Norway rallied to edge the United States in Group D. Taylor Fritz beat Viktor Durasovic 6-2, 6-2 to give the Americans the lead and John Isner had two match points in the second-set tiebreaker of the second singles match before Casper Ruud rallied to win 6-7 (3), 7-6 (10), 7-5 to level it. Ruud combined with Durasovic to beat Rajeev Ram and Austin Krajicek 4-6, 6-3, 10-5 to seal Norway's 2-1 win. “What I need to do is really just put this match behind me as best as I can, because at times it wasn't pretty out there,” Isner said. “So hopefully I can fix some things and try to play a little bit better on Sunday.” Fifth-ranked Daniil Medvedev gave Russia an unbeatable 2-0 lead against Italy when he beat Fabio Fognini 1-6, 6-1, 6-3 in the second singles match. In Sydney, Belgium beat Moldova 3-0, with Steve Darcis holding off Alexander Cozbinov 6-4, 6-7 (4), 7-5 and David Goffin beating Radu Albot 6-4, 6-1. The Moldova team got a formal apology from tournament organizers after the wrong national anthem was played before the match. And just after 2:45 a.m. local time, Bulgaria finally beat Britain 2-1 when Grigor Dimitrov and No. 477-ranked Alexander Lazarov saved two match points before finishing off a 7-6 (5), 6-7 (2), 11-9 win over Jamie Murray and Joe Salisbury in the deciding doubles match. Dimitrov had earlier beaten Dan Evans 2-6, 6-4, 6-1 in the second singles match to pull Bulgaria level at 1-1. The winners from each of the six groups and the two best runners-up will advance to the quarterfinals, which will start in Sydney on Jan. 9......»»

Category: sportsSource:  abscbnRelated NewsJan 4th, 2020

P1.8-M shabu nasamsam sa mag-live in partner sa Dumaguete

Dumaguete City – Laglag sa otoridad ang dalawang itinuturing na high-value targets sa iligal na droga matapos masamsaman ng P1.8 milyon halaga hinihinalang shabu Sa ikinasang operasyon nitong Martes sa bisa ng search warrant na inisyu ng Regional Trial Court, naaresto ng Provincial Intelligence Branch-Special Operations Group (PIB-SOG) ang maglive-in partner na kinilalang sina Kevin […] The post P1.8-M shabu nasamsam sa mag-live in partner sa Dumaguete appeared first on REMATE ONLINE......»»

Category: newsSource:  remateRelated NewsDec 19th, 2019

Giannis, Bucks visit prison with Laker showdown looming

By Keith Jenkins, Associated Press STURTEVANT, Wis. (AP) — Giannis Antetokounmpo and the Milwaukee Bucks chose to recover from the end of their 18-game winning streak at a medium-security Wisconsin state prison. Two days before an anticipated showdown with the Los Angeles Lakers, the team was scheduled for a “player individual day” Tuesday (Wednesday, PHL time) — usually used for individuals to get extra training or medical treatment. Instead, the players opted to hear stories from inmates at the Racine Correctional Institution. “I wasn't seeing guys that made mistakes,” Antetokounmpo said. “I was just seeing humans, humans that were laughing, that were trying hard, humans that shared their stories. That really touched me and I realized sometimes we take things for granted. That's not going to happen again.” Antetokounmpo, his older brother, Thanasis, and other Milwaukee teammates Sterling Brown, Kyle Korver, George Hill, Pat Connaughton and D.J. Wilson traveled about 30 miles south of Milwaukee to the prison to take part in the “Play for Justice” initiative, which brings together NBA teams and inmates at correctional facilities across the country. The event, organized by Represent Justice, One Community and the Anti-Recidivism Coalition, sets out to break down stigmas associated with individuals — disproportionately people of color and the poor — who are impacted by the criminal justice system. The event was launched alongside the upcoming film, “Just Mercy,” about a wrongfully convicted black man on death row in Alabama. The Sacramento Kings held the first “Play for Justice” event last week at Folsom State Prison in California. Milwaukee coach Mike Budenholzer, some of his assistants and former NBA player Caron Butler — born in Racine — also attended as some of the more than 1,600 incarcerated men shared stories of crimes and mistakes that changed their lives. “Whenever you're around anything that's powerful, that's bigger than you, that makes you think about how do we make a difference in life and other people's lives, and makes you think about other people, I think it makes our team think about their teammates or how they could be doing something maybe better for each other and be more empathetic toward each other," Budenholzer said. Each player also shared stories of their respective journeys, recalling childhoods in broken homes or impoverished environments. Brown has a federal civil rights lawsuit against the Milwaukee Police Department and the city that stems from a January 2018 incident where a group of officers took him to the ground, tasered and arrested him after a parking violation at a Walgreens. The incident prompted an internal investigation that ended with several officers suspended and others retrained. Brown, who was not charged in the incident, opened up about that night and his mission going forward. “I'm not doing it for myself," he said. “I'm being that voice for those that don't have a platform.” Antetokounmpo said he didn't always make the best decisions while growing up in Greece. He said his family, specifically his father Charles, helped him straighten out his life. Charles died of a heart attack at 54 years old in 2017. Antetokounmpo said he spoke with his family after the visit and told them it was an eye-opening experience. “It’s crazy how many things you take for granted,” he said. “Obviously, they made mistakes. But at the end of the day, you have to realize they're human.” Budenholzer, Bucks front office personnel, Wisconsin Gov. Tony Evers and Wisconsin Lt. Gov. Mandela Barnes played a game of basketball alongside some of the inmates. Antetokounmpo and his teammates served as honorary coaches. The Milwaukee players laughed and cheered with each possession. Antetokounmpo even took jabs at Budenholzer for his lack of effort on defense. “He made a big 3 and gave us a lot of momentum," Antetokounmpo said. “So I was happy with him and kept him in the game for like 25 more seconds because I realized defensively he wasn't that good." The Bucks return to the court Thursday (Friday, PHL time) against the Los Angeles Lakers in a showdown of teams tied for the NBA's best record. It will be Antetokounmpo against LeBron James — and possibly a preview of the NBA Finals. With all of that looming, the Bucks thought getting out of the training facility would be the best way to prepare. “It's means a lot," Antetokounmpo said. “Just seeing one another off the court, especially when you go and do something for a good purpose and try to change people's lives, it's always good. That definitely brings the team together. And when you have each other's backs off the court, you have each other's backs on the court. It's a lot easier.".....»»

Category: sportsSource:  abscbnRelated NewsDec 19th, 2019

Momoland agaw-eksena sa ABS-CBN Christmas Special; may pasabog sa GGV, TWBA

  Opisyal nang babalik sa K-pop scene ang sikat na Korean girl group na Momoland dahil bukod sa isang bagong album na lalabas ngayong buwan, papasayahin din nila ang kanilang Pinoy fans dahil mapapanood ang K-pop stars sa iba’t ibang Kapamilya shows. Unang sumabak sa pagpe-perform ang sikat na Korean girl group sa ABS-CBN Christmas […] The post Momoland agaw-eksena sa ABS-CBN Christmas Special; may pasabog sa GGV, TWBA appeared first on Bandera......»»

Category: newsSource:  inquirerRelated NewsDec 14th, 2019