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Justin Hartley harassed by overzealous fan

  It was an intrusive moment that "This is Us" actor Justin Hartley couldn't easily forget or dismiss, as a fan unexpectedly went overboard with expressing herself. "This woman---[who was] a stranger to me---recognized me and started screaming, going crazy," Hartley told Good Housekeeping of the incident, which was in a Chicago restaurant. He was accompanied by friends. "She ran over and started kissing me," he added. Hartley, who plays ex-sitcom actor Kevin Pearson in the drama series, recounted that he told the woman of his discomfort immediately. "I said, 'You do not walk up to people you do not know and put your mouth on their face. If I did that to you, I wou...Keep on reading: Justin Hartley harassed by overzealous fan.....»»

Category: newsSource: inquirer inquirerMay 19th, 2018

Steelers clinch first-round bye with 34-6 win over Texans

By Kristie Rieken, Associated Press HOUSTON (AP) — Ben Roethlisberger threw for 226 yards and two touchdowns, and the Pittsburgh Steelers clinched a first-round playoff bye with a 34-6 win over the Houston Texans on Monday. Roethlisberger threw passes to six players as Pittsburgh (12-3) romped over the lowly Texans (4-11) despite missing NFL leading receiver Antonio Brown, who sat out with a calf injury. The Steelers led 20-0 at halftime after taking advantage of two turnovers by the Texans. Le’Veon Bell added a 10-yard TD run late in the third quarter and rookie JuJu Smith-Schuster made it 34-6 with an 18-yard touchdown grab in the fourth. Bell finished with 14 carries for 69 yards and Smith-Schuster had six receptions for 75 yards. T.J. Yates was 7 of 16 for 83 yards and a touchdown for the Texans, who lost their fifth straight game and for the eighth time in nine games. Yates made his second straight start since Tom Savage sustained a concussion. Yates left the game briefly on Monday to be evaluated for a concussion, and his replacement, Taylor Heinicke, sustained a concussion on his only full possession. Roethlisberger was replaced by backup Landry Jones with about six minutes remaining and the game well in hand. The Steelers hurried and harassed Yates all day with Mike Hilton leading the way with three sacks and three quarterback hits, Cameron Heyward adding two and forcing a fumble. The Texans couldn’t do much right on a day their home stadium was overtaken by vocal Steelers fans waving their Terrible Towels. One of the few highlights came on an acrobatic 3-yard touchdown reception by DeAndre Hopkins in the fourth quarter. Hopkins deflected the ball with his right hand, reeled it in with his left and got both feet down before falling out of bounds for his NFL-best 13th touchdown reception. The Steelers took a 10-0 lead when Roethlisberger connected with Justin Hunter on a 5-yard touchdown pass in the first quarter. Alfred Blue had a 48-yard run on the first play of the second quarter to get the Texans to the Pittsburgh 18-yard line. The Texans got to the 1 on second down later in that drive, but couldn’t do anything on the next two plays before Yates was intercepted in the end zone. Pittsburgh added a touchdown on a 1-yard run by Roosevelt Nix on the ensuing possession. Heyward sacked Yates three plays later and caused a fumble recovered by Bud Dupree to give the Steelers the ball right back. Pittsburgh added a 36-yard field goal on the next drive to push the lead to 20-0. Yates was sacked again on Houston’s next possession and injured on the play. He left the game to be evaluated for a concussion, forcing the Texans to play Heinicke. Heinicke finished that possession and remained in the game for the first drive of the third quarter while Yates was being evaluated. But Heinicke took a hard hit on a sack on the last play of that drive and had to be evaluated for a concussion, too. FAMILY TIME J.J. Watt didn’t get to play on Monday as he recovers from a broken leg, but spent some time pregame with his brother, Pittsburgh rookie linebacker T.J. Watt. Houston’s defensive end threw the ball around with T.J. and the brothers also posed for some pictures with their parents before the game. INJURY UPDATE Houston cornerback Kevin Johnson injured his knee in the third quarter and didn’t return. ... Texans safety Corey Moore also injured his knee in the second half and didn’t return. UP NEXT Steelers: Host the Browns on Sunday. Texans: Visit Indianapolis on Sunday......»»

Category: sportsSource:  abscbnRelated NewsDec 26th, 2017

Army, NPA hostilities in Guihulngan up anew

BACOLOD City – Hostilities between government forces and the New People’s Army (NPA) flared up again in Guihulngan City, Negros Oriental during the weekend. NPA rebels allegedly harassed Army soldiers engaging in community support programs at Brgy. Tacpao, Guihulngan City Saturday morning. Brig. Gen. Ignacio Madriaga, 302nd Infantry Brigade commander, said 10 NPA members opened […] The post Army, NPA hostilities in Guihulngan up anew appeared first on The Daily Guardian......»»

Category: newsSource:  thedailyguardianRelated News6 hr. 20 min. ago

Body punches key to Filipino champ Manny Pacquiao’s win

Strength and conditioning coach Justin Fortune said WBA welterweight champion Sen. Manny Pacquiao’s body punches took the starch out of challenger Adrien Broner in their 12-round battle at the MGM Grand Garden Arena last Saturday night......»»

Category: sportsSource:  philstarRelated News8 hr. 46 min. ago

PBA: Sean Anthony cops year s first Player of the Week award

Fil-Canadian forward Sean Anthony emerged as the first Cignal-PBA Press Corps Player of the Week for the 2019 season after contributing huge numbers in NorthPort’s strong start in the Philippine Cup. A known hardworker on both ends of the floor, the 6-foot-4 Anthony registered averages of 20.5 points 7.0 rebounds, 5.0 assists and 4.0 steals as NorthPort beat Blackwater followed by NLEX in its first two assignments in the All-Filipino conference. In the Batang Pier’s opening game, Anthony came off the bench and scored 19 points, hauled down five rebounds, issued the same number of assists and one steal as they ripped the Elite, 117-91 last January 16. Four days later, the PBA’s sixth overall pick in the 2010 rookie draft sizzled with 22 points, nine rebounds, seven steals and five assists to power NorthPort to a 95-90 win over NLEX. NorthPort’s back-to-back wins marked the franchise’s best season start in two years. “We know Sean, laban lang ng laban,” NorthPort coach Pido Jarencio said after his team’s five-point win over NLEX on Sunday.  “Sixth man nga namin, pero nag-deliver, nag-double double, tapos 'yung hustle di tumitigil.” Anthony bested teammates Mo Tautuaa and Robert Bolick, along with Phoenix’s Jason Perkins, Alex Mallari and Justin Chua for the weekly citation. NorthPort will be gunning for a third straight win this Friday when it collides with Columbian Dyip at the Ynares Center in Antipolo. .....»»

Category: sportsSource:  abscbnRelated News9 hr. 33 min. ago

PBA: Miranda fined P30k, suspended 1 game

Mike Miranda’s latest shenanigans have been met with strong consequences right off the bat. For his late hit on Phoenix’s Justin Chua late in TNT’s overtime loss last Saturday at the Ynares Center in Antipolo, Miranda has been fined P30,000 and suspended one game by PBA Commissioner Willie Marcial. With the Fuel Masters closing in on an overtime victory, Miranda practically punched Chua in the stomach following a made basket. The new TNT forward was promptly hit with a disqualifying foul and was ejected. On Monday, the Commissioner’s office slapped Miranda with a hefty fine and an automatic suspension. Miranda will now miss the KaTropa’s next game Wednesday against NLEX, his former team. TNT is sitting at 0-2 in the 2019 Philippine Cup.   — Follow this writer on Twitter, @paullintag8.....»»

Category: sportsSource:  abscbnRelated News9 hr. 33 min. ago

Why *NSYNC reunion ‘trickier’ now

With the success of the Backstreet Boys' ongoing residency in Las Vegas, many 1990s kids who grew up listening to boy band pop, are now clamoring for *NSYNC to reunite and do the same. Is there a possibility? "Never say never," said member Joey Fatone. However, an *NSYNC residency will prove to be trickier, because Justin Timberlake has a solo career to focus on. "You know, that would take a lot of time, a lot of effort. I'm sure it would take a lot of money since Justin is always on tour... But you know what, you never know," Joey said in an interview with Fox News. Joey, who got together with Justin and the rest of *NSYNC---JC Chasez, Chris Kirkpatrick and Lance Bass---...Keep on reading: Why *NSYNC reunion ‘trickier’ now.....»»

Category: newsSource:  inquirerRelated NewsJan 20th, 2019

Justin Fortune says Adrien Broner will quit

WBA welterweight champion Sen. Manny Pacquiao’s Australian strength and conditioning coach Justin Fortune minced no words in calling Adrien Broner “a dog and a coward who beats up women” so when the challenger from Cincinnati feels the Filipino icon’s power in their scheduled 12-round title bout at the MGM Grand Garden Arena this morning (Manila time), he’ll quit......»»

Category: sportsSource:  philstarRelated NewsJan 19th, 2019

Irving scores 38 points, Celtics beat Grizzlies 122-116

By DOUG ALDEN,  Associated Press BOSTON (AP) — Kyrie Irving scored 20 of his 38 points in the third quarter and the Boston Celtics held off the Memphis Grizzlies 122-116 on Friday night (Saturday, PHL time). Marcus Smart had 20 points and Al Horford finished with 18 for the Celtics, who have won two straight since a three-game losing streak. Irving also had 11 assists and seven rebounds for Boston, which beat the Grizzlies for the seventh consecutive time but had to hang on down the stretch. Memphis trailed only 111-108 with 3:13 left, but the Celtics responded with a 10-2 run. A few late 3-pointers by the Grizzlies came too late. Memphis has lost 10 of 11 overall, and six in a row on the road. Mike Conley led the Grizzlies with 26 points. Jaren Jackson Jr. scored 23, and Marc Gasol had 11 rebounds and 12 assists. Boston led 96-91 after three, but the pesky Grizzlies would not go away. Conley's three-point play with 4:53 remaining pulled Memphis to 106-104. Irving finally sealed it when he hit a 3 with 1:22 left to put the Celtics up 118-110. Jaylen Brown had 12 points and Terry Rozier scored 10 for Boston. Rozier hit a 3 to start an 11-0 run that put the Celtics up 35-24 after the first quarter. Then he made another from beyond the arc while drawing a foul and converted the four-point play. The Grizzlies rallied late in the period, tying it 52-all on a layup by JaMychal Green and taking a 62-58 halftime lead on Conley's layup just before the buzzer. TIP-INS Grizzlies: Justin Holiday had 14 points, his highest-scoring game since arriving in a trade with Chicago on Jan. 3. ... Shelvin Mack scored 15 points. Green and Omri Casspi had 12 apiece. . Shot 59 percent (13 for 22) in the second quarter while outscoring Boston 38-23. . Had five turnovers in the first quarter. Celtics: Aron Baynes had 12 rebounds in his second game back since missing a month with a broken bone in his left hand. . Turned the ball over seven times in the second period. . Irving was called for a technical with 3:27 left in the third quarter after getting tangled up in front of the Memphis bench with Mack, who also got a technical. UP NEXT Grizzlies: At the Toronto Raptors on Saturday night. Celtics: Visit the Atlanta Hawks on Saturday night......»»

Category: sportsSource:  abscbnRelated NewsJan 19th, 2019

Fortune sees Broner quitting

Manny Pacquiao’s strength and conditioning coach Justin Fortune said he believes Adrien Broner will quit before the completion of his world title fight against the Filipino World Boxing Association welterweight…READ The post Fortune sees Broner quitting appeared first on The Manila Times Online......»»

Category: newsSource:  manilatimesRelated NewsJan 17th, 2019

Antetokounmpo leads streaking Bucks past Grizzlies 111-101

By Clay Bailey, Associated Press MEMPHIS, Tenn. (AP) — Giannis Antetokounmpo had 27 points and 11 rebounds as the Milwaukee Bucks used a third-quarter outburst to capture their third straight win, 111-101 over the Memphis Grizzlies on Wednesday night (Thursday, PHL time). Eric Bledsoe added 16 points and D.J. Wilson scored 13 for the Bucks, who won for the 14th time in 17 games. Omri Casspi led the Grizzlies with 17 points. Marc Gasol, Mike Conley and JaMychal Green scored 14 points apiece for Memphis, which lost its ninth in the last 10. The Grizzlies took their only lead of the game at 59-58 early in the second half on a three-pointer by Gasol. The Bucks made sure any Memphis excitement was short-lived. Milwaukee ran off 19 straight points to extend its lead to 18. By that point, the Grizzlies returned to uninspired play as the Bucks outscored Memphis 41-28 in the quarter. Memphis committed eight turnovers in the third, leading to 20 points. The Bucks took an early lead thanks to anemic shooting by Memphis. The Grizzlies starters seemed lackadaisical and not up to the task of challenging one of the better teams in the NBA as Milwaukee stretched its lead to as many as 14 points. The Memphis reserves brought more energy and steadily chipped away at the Bucks advantage. Casspi and Green led the rally. But the Bucks used 15 points from Antetokounmpo to hold on for a 50-45 lead at the break. The third-quarter rally led to Milwaukee building the advantage to as many as 31 points in the fourth. TIP-INS Bucks: Milwaukee leads the series 23-22. . The Bucks lead the league in scoring differential at 10 points per game and have 23 double-digit victories this season. . Antetokounmpo recorded his 30th double-double of the season. . Memphis defeated the Bucks 116-113 on Nov. 14 (Nov. 15, PHL time). Milwaukee is now 5-0 facing teams that it lost to in its previous meeting. Grizzlies: Memphis played its only home game in a five-game stretch. .F/G Justin Holiday, obtained from the Chicago Bulls in a Jan. 4 (Jan. 5, PHL time) trade, started his first game for Memphis. . Memphis missed 10 of its first 11 shots in the game, part of the Grizzlies shooting 26 percent in the opening quarter. . The Bucks' 41 points in the third quarter was the most given up by Memphis in any period this season. UP NEXT Bucks: At Orlando to face the Magic on Saturday (Sunday, PHL time). Grizzlies: Face the Celtics in Boston on Friday (Saturday, PHL time)......»»

Category: sportsSource:  abscbnRelated NewsJan 17th, 2019

PBA: Abueva saves Chua’s career game

Justin Chua had Calvin Abueva to thank for saving his career game. Chua almost saw his best scoring night go down the drain with a defensive lapse late in regulation but Abueva, who was throwing bricks for most of the game, came to the rescue with the game-winning putback that helped Phoenix escape Meralco, 93-92, in overtime Wednesday in the 2019 PBA Philippine Cup at the Big Dome. The big man breathed a sigh of relief as Abueva nailed his last of only two field goals in 13 attempts in the closing stretch of the extension. “Unang-una nagpapasalamat ako kay Calvin kasi kung hindi n’ya na-shoot ‘yun yari ako kay coach,” said Chua, who posted a career-best 24 points. “For me I feel like I lost that game for the team buti na lang nandoon talaga si Calvin.” Chua shot 9-of-17 from the field and pulled down six boards. But his night could’ve turned sour with a bad defensive play that forced the extra five minutes. Phoenix was protecting an 83-81 advantage with under a minute left in regulation when Chua’s defensive lapse on Ranidel De Ocampo almost cost them the game. Chua failed to box out De Ocampo after Reynel Hugnatan missed on his long range shot, allowing the Bolts forward to haul the offensive board for a putback that tied the game at 83. The Fuel Masters failed to convert on the other end. “Medyo napagalitan namin kanina kasi na-shoot ni Ranidel, he stopped, talagang pinanood niya 'yung sitwasyon,” said Phoenix coach Louie Alas. “Sabi ko, wala tayong pinag-uusapan from start to finish kun'di one possession, one possession, and you blew that one possession. Binawi naman niya ng overtime.” Chua admitted that he struggled on defense. “Actually the whole game medyo ang sama ng depensa ko talaga eh. Talon ako ng talon sa mga fakes tapos hindi ako buma-box out,” said Chua. “Ilang beses na akong sinasabihan ni coach pero parang ang tigas ng ulo ko this game. I’ll review the tape and try to be better next game para di na maulit.”     --- Follow this writer on Twitter, @fromtheriles.....»»

Category: sportsSource:  abscbnRelated NewsJan 16th, 2019

Stronger and Faster at 40: Manny Pacquiao works out in Las Vegas

It didn't take long for Manny Pacquiao to get work in as he arrived in Las Vegas, Nevada.  The eight-division boxing world champion and reigning WBA (Regular) Welterweight World Champion immediately resumed training, less than a day after he and his entourage touched down at the boxing capital of the world, just days ahead of his world title defense against Adrien Broner.          View this post on Instagram                   Pacquiao starts 1st vegas workout #pacquiaobroner A post shared by Dyan Castillejo (@dyancastillejo) on Jan 15, 2019 at 12:53pm PST Manny footwork pic.twitter.com/c6KVCjC3pA — DYAN CASTILLEJO (@DYANCASTILLEJO) January 15, 2019           View this post on Instagram                   Coach Freddie , BUBOY , Justin after this : You’re there Manny 👍 #pacquiaobroner A post shared by Dyan Castillejo (@dyancastillejo) on Jan 15, 2019 at 1:39pm PST It was a light day in the gym for the 40-year old, doing some shadow boxing and hitting the mitts, as training usually tapers down as the fight nears.  In an interview with ABS-CBN's Dyan Castillejo after the workout, Pacquiao said that he was ready to go.   "It’s all set, I’m ready for the fight, nothing to worry about," said the Filipino boxing icon.  With regards to his opponent, Manny says that it's all about utilizing what was worked on in training.  "Kung ano yung style niya, napag-handaan na natin, yung focus and then kailangan wag kalimutan yung ginawa sa training." At 40 years old, Pacquiao is definitely on the older side, especially in boxing. But as can be seen in his training, it doesn't seem like he's lost too much oomph in his hands and pep in his step, which he says is nothing short of a blessing.  "Yes, I feel that [I punch harder], andiyan pa yung lakas natin and yung footwork nandiyan parin, bihira lang yung ganito. We’re so blessed by God kasi iilan lang yung boxer na umabot ng 40 and ganito pa din ka-liksi gumalaw," Pacquiao shared.  In Broner, Pacquiao will be facing a man who's eleven years his junior.  The two square off at the MGM Grand Garden Arena on Saturday, January 19th (January 20th, Manila time). .....»»

Category: sportsSource:  abscbnRelated NewsJan 16th, 2019

Uneasy twosome: Golf and politics at Saudi Arabia tournament

By Doug Ferguson, Associated Press Golf usually isn't all that complicated for Dustin Johnson. He decides where he's going to play and tries to post the lowest score. The newest addition to his schedule involved a little more than that. Johnson is among several of golf's biggest stars who are scheduled to play the Saudi International at the end of the month. Johnson and Masters champion Patrick Reed were among the first to sign up last April for the European Tour event, long before Saudi Arabia came under even greater scrutiny over the killing of journalist Jamal Khashoggi. Johnson said he talked to his corporate sponsors to make sure they didn't have a problem with him playing. He will be joining a field that features Justin Rose, Brooks Koepka and Bryson DeChambeau — that makes four of the top five players in the world ranking — at Royal Green Golf and Country Club on Jan. 31. "Obviously, that was a concern with our team," Johnson said. "I'm going over there to play a sport I'm paid to play. It's my job to play golf. Unfortunately, it's in a part of the world where most people don't agree with what happened, and I definitely don't support anything like that. I'm going to play golf, not support them. "I'm not a politician. I play golf." He also said it might have been a tougher decision if not for so many others going. Along with four of the top five in the world, the Saudi International includes the last two Masters champions — Reed and Sergio Garcia — and former British Open champion Henrik Stenson. "I think any time we're trying to grow the game and expose the game in a positive way, that's what we're trying to do," said DeChambeau, a four-time winner on the PGA Tour last year. "I don't think it's a bad decision as long as they want us there. That's what I've heard — they want us there. And they want to have a little bit more exposure in the game of golf. And that's what I'm trying to do." It's not all goodwill, of course. The purse is $3.5 million, though the primary income for these players is appearance money, likely to be in the $1 million range for the biggest names. That's common for some European Tour events, especially early in the year in the Middle East, which hosted its first golf tournament in Dubai in 1989 and now has six on the Arabian Peninsula. Johnson and Koepka start their journey this week at the Abu Dhabi HSBC Championship, an event that in years past has featured top players like Tiger Woods, Rory McIlroy and Phil Mickelson. Saudi Arabia's human rights record has come under intense scrutiny since the killing in October of Khashoggi, who wrote critically of Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman in columns for The Washington Post. He had been living in self-imposed exile before he was killed and dismembered inside the Saudi Consulate in Istanbul, according to Turkish media and officials. European Tour chief executive Keith Pelley deflected concerns when he introduced the Saudi International to the schedule in November. "As like many global companies, we monitor the situation in the areas countries, areas we play and the viability of the golf tournament, and I can simply say that the Saudi International is on our schedule in 2019," Pelley said. "And I really don't have anything more to add than that." Among those not going is Paul Casey, who last April was listed as "confirmed" for the tournament with Johnson and Reed. He says that was never the case, only that he had entertained the idea of going. "But there were a lot of questions," Casey said. "Do I want to go to Saudi? That was the main question." There also was the matter of Casey being an ambassador for UNICEF, with the logo on his golf bag. "There are a lot of places in the world that I have played and continue to go, which you could question ... some human rights violations that governments have committed," he said. "I thought I'd sit this one out." PGA Tour Commissioner Jay Monahan has granted releases for his members to play the tournament, held the same week as the Waste Management Phoenix Open. He said the U.S. tour's only involvement was making sure the trip was safe for its players. "Those are all terrible things that have happened, and that's what gives us concern about our players' safety," Monahan said about recent developments in Saudi Arabia. "Our players are independent contractors. Ultimately, they're going to make their own choice. Our job is to make them as informed as they can be." Koepka, who won two majors last year and was the PGA Tour player of the year, also said he received no pushback from his sponsors. Like Johnson, it was another offer to play golf in a new spot. The PGA Tour runs a developmental tour and sponsors a World Golf Championship event in China. The European Tour has had Turkey on the schedule since 2013. "People are always going to have different views on politics wherever you go," Koepka said. "All these places, there's a bit of conflict if you want to get into it. I'm not going to get into it. It's going to be an unbelievable field of golf there. Hopefully, you can spread some goodwill through golf when you're there.".....»»

Category: sportsSource:  abscbnRelated NewsJan 15th, 2019

Afghan talent show singer finds fame as Justin Trudeau s look-alike

  KABUL, Afghanistan –  An Afghan talent show contestant's striking resemblance to Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau has turned him into an unlikely celebrity in the war-torn country – and potentially given him the winning edge. Abdul Salam Maftoon, a wedding singer from a village in the remote and impoverished northeastern province ........»»

Category: newsSource:  rapplerRelated NewsJan 14th, 2019

Britney Spears puts family first before career

Britney Spears has decided to put her career "on hold" to take care of her father, who reportedly "almost died" after suffering a ruptured colon.   "Everything is on hold right now until Jamie is better," Britney's manager, Larry Rudolph, said in a recent statement sent to Variety.   That includes Britney's upcoming album on which she had been working with producer Justin Tranter.   "But once he is [better], she will resume working on the album with Justin. Right now, she's taking some time off to deal with these family issues," Larry added.   The pop star was forced to postpone her second Las Vegas residency "Britney: Domination," which wa...Keep on reading: Britney Spears puts family first before career.....»»

Category: newsSource:  inquirerRelated NewsJan 14th, 2019

Heat hang on late, top Grizzlies 112-108

Associated Press MIAMI (AP) — Justise Winslow scored 26 points, Dwyane Wade had a huge blocked shot in the final seconds and the Miami Heat beat the Memphis Grizzlies 112-108 on Saturday night. Josh Richardson and Tyler Johnson each scored 14 for Miami, which reached the midpoint of the season at 21-20. Bam Adebayo and Derrick Jones Jr. scored 11 apiece for the Heat and Wade had 10, but arguably the two biggest plays of his night came in the final 4 seconds. Wade blocked a potentially game-tying layup by Shelvin Mack, then won a jump ball to help the Heat escape. JaMychal Green scored 24 points and grabbed 11 rebounds for the Grizzlies, who went 0-2 this season against Miami — losing the two games by a total of seven points. Mike Conley scored 22 and Marc Gasol had 15. Conley made a 65-footer as time expired, though it was waved off and would have been irrelevant anyway. No lead was safe: Memphis blew a pair of double-digit leads in the first half, and Miami was up by 13 midway through the third. Conley's 3-pointer with 6:31 left knotted the game at 99, ending a 12-minute stretch where the Grizzlies outscored the Heat 32-19. It was tied twice more after that as well, but the Grizzles never reclaimed the lead. Conley tried a runner for the lead with 56 seconds left, and Gasol had a wide-open 3-point try as the shot clock was running down with 32 seconds remaining. Both missed — Conley's bounced off and Gasol's missed everything, going wide left. With Miami up one, Wade missed a jumper with 14 seconds left and Richardson grabbed the rebound for Miami before getting fouled. He made one of two free throws, and Memphis called time with 9 seconds left. Mack tried to drive on Wade, only to get his shot blocked and a jump ball was called. Wade won the tap to Richardson, who made a pair of free throws with 1.1 seconds left. TIP-INS Grizzlies: Memphis opened on a 19-7 run, then had a 17-4 run later in the half — yet still went into the break down 63-61. ... It was the first game at Miami for Joakim Noah since Dec. 6, 2016. ... As the Grizzlies were playing in Miami, Justin Timberlake tweeted out a video showing him making half-court shots on their practice court in Memphis. He had a concert in their building Saturday night. ... Mack and Jaren Jackson each had 13 points for Memphis. Heat: It was kids' day at the Heat game, and coach Erik Spoelstra got into the act by holding his 9-month-old son Santiago as he stood for the national anthem. ... Hassan Whiteside missed the game with an illness. ... The game was a rare 5 p.m. home tip, just the second in a regular-season contest for Miami since Christmas 2014. ... The Heat made 15 3-pointers, giving them 33 in their last two games — the best two-game run from deep this season. Their previous best was 28 3s in a two-game span, done on six occasions. DAUNTING SCHEDULE Miami plays only four home games in the next six weeks — and three of those are in a four-day span between Jan. 30 and Feb. 2. After that, the next Heat home game is Feb. 23. In all, 12 of Miami's next 16 are on the road and 11 of those games are against likely playoff teams. TURKEY TURNAROUND At Thanksgiving, Memphis was 12-5 and leading the Western Conference. The Grizzlies are 7-18 since, and have fallen to 14th in the West. UP NEXT Grizzlies: Visit Houston on Monday. Both of Memphis' games against Miami this season were followed by one with the Rockets. Heat: Visit Milwaukee on Tuesday. It's the start of a four-game trip for the Heat, who are 10-8 on the road this season......»»

Category: sportsSource:  abscbnRelated NewsJan 13th, 2019

Despite solid imports, preparation cause of concern for Mighty Sports ahead of Dubai tilt

  Mighty Sports has the tools with reinforcements in Lamar Odom, Justin Brownlee and Randolph Morris teaming up with bright young stars and former pros. But coach Charles Tiu knows talent alone isn't enough to win. Tiu said his team still has a ton of work to do while also being pressed for time ahead of the Dubai International Basketball Tournament slated on February 1. He said with roughly three weeks left before the tournament, the squad has yet to practice together. "That's a big challenge, while other teams have been playing together for a couple of years now we will only have at least seven practice days. I think we need a miracle this time," said Tiu, who is preparing fo...Keep on reading: Despite solid imports, preparation cause of concern for Mighty Sports ahead of Dubai tilt.....»»

Category: newsSource:  inquirerRelated NewsJan 12th, 2019

Former DFA chief Yasay sheds light on passport data breach

MANILA, Philippines --- Former Foreign Affairs Secretary Perfecto Yasay shed some light on the "passport mess" and called for a thorough investigation of the matter. In a Facebook post, also shared by current Foreign Affairs Secretary Teodoro Locsin Jr. on Twitter, Yasay said he believed that requiring "the already harassed and exasperated applicant to bring their birth certificates and other supporting documents for the renewal of their passports because the outsourced passport producer allegedly took all the data when its contract was unduly terminated, is most likely only part of the whole true story" that Locsin was being informed about by "certain DFA officials involved in th...Keep on reading: Former DFA chief Yasay sheds light on passport data breach.....»»

Category: newsSource:  inquirerRelated NewsJan 12th, 2019

No way but down for Broner, says Team Pacquiao

      HOLLYWOOD, USA – For Justin Fortune, there’s no way for Adrien Broner to go but down. It may take some time, but it may also come in no time. According to Fortune, the fate of the American challenger will depend on what form and condition he will bring ........»»

Category: newsSource:  rapplerRelated NewsJan 12th, 2019

Trudeau raps Abe over commercial whaling | The Manila Times Online

OTTAWA: Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau on Tuesday (Wednesday in Manila) took issue with Japans plan to resume commercial whaling in a telephone call with his Japanese counterpart Shinzo Abe.RE.....»»

Category: newsSource:  manilanewsRelated NewsJan 10th, 2019