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Kulot buried sans new DNA test - Philippine Star

Kulot buried sans new DNA test - Philippine Star.....»»

Category: newsSource: googlenews googlenewsSep 13th, 2017

Kulot buried sans new DNA test

MANILA, Philippines — After a tug-of-war over the remains and a dispute even over the state of his genitals, a slain boy believed to be Reynaldo de Guzman wa.....»»

Category: newsSource:  philstarRelated NewsSep 13th, 2017

DOJ orders new DNA test on Kulot - Philippine Star

DOJ orders new DNA test on Kulot - Philippine Star.....»»

Category: newsSource:  googlenewsRelated NewsSep 12th, 2017

Cone gets shot at Gilas in PBA All-Star

Tim Cone tries to test the mettle anew of the Philippine men’s team when he calls the shot for the Mindanao selection during the kickoff leg of the PBA All-Star week later this month......»»

Category: newsSource:  philstarRelated NewsMay 3rd, 2018

The curse of the Western Conference '4 seed

Here's a reminder for the Western Conference teams next season when they start jockeying for playoff seeding: Avoid the fourth seed at all costs. Sure you'll get home court advantage against the fifth seed, but that hasn't meant anything since the 2012 Playoffs. For the past seven years, all fourth seeds have lost to the fifth seeds, with the latest victims being the Oklahoma City Thunder, who were ousted in six games by the Utah Jazz. Is it sheer coincidence? A hardwood hex? A sign of parity? We'll run through the aforementioned seven series and let you decide for yourself. 2012 Playoffs - #5 LA Clippers (40-26) defeat #4 Memphis Grizzlies (41-25) in seven games The setup: It feels appropriate that this "curse" began during the lockout-shortened 2011-12 season. The Clippers were in year one of Lob City, having acquired Chris Paul during the offseason, while the Grizzlies were looking to build on their epic #8 vs #1 upset of the San Antonio Spurs from the previous postseason. What happened: The Grizzlies began this series in the worst possible way. In game one, they led by as much as 27 points, and were up 95-71 with 9:13 left to play. But then Nick Young happened. Swaggy P came off the Clippers bench and buried three straight triples, helping LA win game one, and build a 3-1 series lead. The Grizzlies won the next two though, sending things back to Bluff City for a game seven. Ultimately though, home court didn't help, as the Clippers broke the game wide open in the fourth, outscoring the Grizzlies 27-16, for an 82-72 victory. "That guy was on the team?": Reggie Evan led the Clippers in rebounding with 8.7 a night, while Gilbert Arenas played in six out of the seven games, totaling 23 minutes and four points for the Grizzlies. What next?: The Spurs swept the Clippers in the semis. 2013 Playoffs - #5 Memphis Grizzlies (56-26) defeat #4 LA Clippers (56-26) in six games The setup: The Clippers won their division for the VERY FIRST TIME in franchise history, while the Grizzlies were in full Grit 'N Grind mode, with Marc Gasol winning Defensive Player of the Year that season. What happened: Things started off well, with the Clippers winning the first two games in LA. However, the Grizzlies stood firm at home, knotting the series at 2-all. Things turned dire for LAC when star forward Blake Griffin suffered an ankle sprain during practice, limiting him to just 19:34 minutes in game five, which they lost. With their season on the line in the City of Angels for game six, Griffin could only play 13:56, and not even a career postseason-best 30 points by Matt Barnes could save the Clips. To add insult to injury, Chris Paul was ejected with 2:29 left, before the game ended with a 118-105 score. "That guy was on the team?": Tayshaun Prince was Memphis' starting small forward, while Grant Hill and Lamar Odom, both with the Clips, played their last NBA seasons. What next?: The Grizzlies dispatched the OKC Thunder in five games in the conference finals, before losing to the Spurs via a sweep in the West Finals. 2014 Playoffs - #5 Portland Trail Blazers (54-28) defeat #4 Houston Rockets (54-28) in six games The setup: The Houston Rockets added Dwight Howard to a roster that already had James Harden, Jeremy Lin, and Chandler Parsons, making them one of the top teams in the West. The Portland Trail Blazers meanwhile built on Damian Lillard's 2013 Rookie of the Year campaign and snapped a two-year postseason drought. What happened: While things were tightly contested, three of the first four games went to overtime, the Blazers seemingly had the Rockets' number, winning two of those OT games, en route to a 3-1 series lead. The Rockets managed to stave off elimination at home in game five, but in game six, Lillard truly made a name for himself, by canning a series-winning shot, allowing Rip City to advance for the first time in 14 years. "That guy was on the team?": Mo Williams was Portland's sixth man (8.2 ppg, 1.8 rpg, 1.8 apg), while Omer Asik teamed up with Howard in the Houston frontcourt. What next?: The Blazers managed to take one game from the Spurs, before bowing out in the conference semifinals. 2015 Playoffs - #5 Memphis Grizzlies (55-27) defeat #4 Portland Trail Blazers (51-31) in five games The setup: The Blazers won the Northwest Division, but the next two teams in the standings, the Grizzlies and the Spurs, both had notched 55 wins, four more than them. Portland's main problem though was swingman Wesley Matthews tearing an achilles tendon early in March, a season-ending injury. What happened: Portland struggled to find someone who could take the starting SG spot on their roster with Matthews out, cycling through CJ McCollum, Allen Crabbe, and Arron Afflalo. That trio, as starters, combined to shoot 4-of-22 for 10 points over five games, allowing the Memphis D to concentrate on Lillard and LaMarcus Aldridge. The Grizzlies won the first three games, before picking up the clincher in game five, despite starting point guard Mike Conley suffering a facial fracture in game three and missing the rest of the series. "That guy was on the team?": Nick Calathes wound up assuming the point guard duties for the Grizzlies, in what turned out to be his final NBA stint (he went back to playing in Greece after the season). What next?: The Grizzlies lost in six games in the next round to the Golden State Warriors, after the Dubs made their famous adjustment to use Andrew Bogut to guard Tony Allen. 2016 Playoffs - #5 Portland Trail Blazers (44-38) defeat #4 LA Clippers (53-29) in six games The setup: The LA Clippers came really close to losing center DeAndre Jordan to the Dallas Mavericks in the offseason, but you all know what happened instead. As for the Portland Trail Blazers, the team rebuilt after losing LaMarcus Aldridge and Nic Batum, among others, pairing Lillard with Most Improved Player winner CJ McCollum in the backcourt. What happened: The Paul-Griffin-Jordan trio looked splendid early on, going up 2-0 after games in LA. The Blazers struck back and won game three, but then disaster waylaid LA in game four, with BOTH Paul (broken hand) and Griffin (quad) exiting the game and the series. That paved the way for the Blazers to complete their run and advance. "That guy was on the team?": It was Chris Kaman's final NBA season, and he spent it as a locker room guy for the Blazers. It was also Clippers guard Pablo Prigioni's last stint in the NBA (not counting several preseason games with the Rockets the next season, before he got cut and returned to Europe). What next?: The Blazers advanced to the West semis, where they lost in five games to the Warriors, despite Stephen Curry missing the first three matches. 2017 Playoffs - #5 Utah Jazz (51-31) defeat #4 LA Clippers (51-31) in seven games The setup: It was a battle between two teams looking to go far in the postseason in the hopes of enticing their future free agents to re-up. For the Jazz, Gordon Hayward was the player in question, while for the Clippers, both Chris Paul and Blake Griffin had the ability to depart in the offseason. What happened: Iso-Joe Johnson did Iso-Joe things, stealing game one for the Jazz on the Clippers' home court. Undeterred, the Clippers proceeded to win the next two, for a 2-1 advantage, but game three turned out to be costly. The team the next day announced that Blake Griffin was out for the rest of the season due to a toe injury. Still, things went to a game seven, in LA, but the Clippers did not have the firepower to win out, and the Jazz were able to get the victory and advance. What next?: The Jazz got swept by the Warriors in the West semis. And ironically, both Hayward and Paul wound up departing their respective teams. In addition, Griffin did sign an extension with the Clippers, but they wound up trading him mid-way through the 2017-18 campaign. 2018 Playoffs - #5 Utah Jazz (48-34) defeat #4 Oklahoma City Thunder (48-34) in six games The setup: The Jazz equaled their postseason rank from last season, thanks to the brilliance of rookie Donovan Mitchell, while the Thunder formed a "Big Three" comprising Russell Westbrook, Paul George, and Carmelo Anthony. What happened: Paul George sizzled for 36 points to help the Thunder win game one, but Ricky Rubio and Donovan Mitchell teamed up to help the Jazz win the next three. On the brink of elimination, Russell Westbrook led a dominant third quarter effort in OKC to force a game six, but in Salt Lake City, the Jazz managed to hold on, and earn the series victory. What next?: The Jazz will now test themselves against the top-seeded Houston Rockets. Should be a good one. The views on this page do not necessarily reflect the views of the NBA, its clubs or ABS-CBN Sports......»»

Category: sportsSource:  abscbnRelated NewsApr 29th, 2018

Acosta: State prosecutors, not PAO, handle Carl-Kulot slay case - Philippine Star

Acosta: State prosecutors, not PAO, handle Carl-Kulot slay case - Philippine Star.....»»

Category: newsSource:  googlenewsRelated NewsApr 18th, 2018

Koko suggests standardized college admission test - Philippine Star

Koko suggests standardized college admission test - Philippine Star.....»»

Category: newsSource:  googlenewsRelated NewsMar 18th, 2018

Batang Pier ready even sans Terrence Romeo

By Michael Angelo S. Murillo Senior Reporter WHILE they would rather have guard Terrence Romeo playing for them in the ongoing PBA Philippine Cup, still GlobalPort Batang Pier expressed their readiness to compete and go deeper in the tournament even sans the All-Star guard. Out with a knee injury, there is no definite time yet […] The post Batang Pier ready even sans Terrence Romeo appeared first on BusinessWorld......»»

Category: newsSource:  bworldonlineRelated NewsJan 29th, 2018

Maliksi admits looking forward to meeting Star in semis

Basketball gods work in mysterious ways. For some reason, Star and Blackwater ended up in the same bracket for the 2017 Governors' Cup playoffs. And both teams almost met in the next round. Allein Maliksi, Blackwater's new hotshot, buried two go-ahead buckets in the final 30 seconds of his team's first do-or-die matchup against no. 1 Meralco early last week, setting up a sudden death against the Bolts. Speaking of that sudden death, the Elite were in control or three and a half quarters before Meralco powered through. Maliksi, who has been sensational for Blackwater, was admittedly looking forward to meeting Star in the semifinals, the team he won a Grand Slam with in 2014 and the team that traded him away barely a month ago. 'Oo naman. Di ko itatago yung ganon, baka nga si God na yung gumagawa ng way na ka-bracket namin yung Star tapos nanalo kami ng first game,' Maliksi said following their season-ending loss last Sept. 28. The most unlikely semis pairing almost came through before ultimately falling apart. And that's okay for Allein for now. His focus is with his new team and has no more regrets about what he could have done if he was still with the Hotshots. 'I'm over it na. Bakit ako manghihinayang sa dati kong team na nasa semis, sila at kami... I don't care about that anymore,' he said. 'Yung pinaka concern ko is to help yung team at yung teammates ko na makapunta sa semis. Kaso yun nga, di nagawa. Sana may natutunan kami dito,' Maliksi added. After an inspiring run to the playoffs, Blackwater looks primed for better things next season starting with the Philippine Cup. With Maliksi at the lead, Mac Belo returning to peak performance, Roi Sumang taking the next step of his career, and a collection of scrappy role players, the Elite finally look like an actua; playoff contender. Blackwater just has to put it together without the help of an import. 'Nakakahinayang kasi sa isang quarter lang natalo kami. Siguro kailangan pa namin mag-work as a team,' Maliksi said. 'Di ko alam kung paano, pero i-try ko pang kausapin sina coach about it. Yung mga suggestions ng bawat isa, yung mga observations from this [Meralco] game.' he added.   br /> --- Follow this writer on Twitter, @paullintag8 .....»»

Category: sportsSource:  abscbnRelated NewsOct 1st, 2017

'Cabbie in Carl, Kulot slays not credible state witness' - Philippine Star

'Cabbie in Carl, Kulot slays not credible state witness' - Philippine Star.....»»

Category: newsSource:  philstarRelated NewsSep 27th, 2017

More public school teachers undergo surprise drug test - Philippine Star

More public school teachers undergo surprise drug test - Philippine Star.....»»

Category: newsSource:  googlenewsRelated NewsSep 12th, 2017

PNP taking Kulot s DNA sample sans lawyers may be illegal, PAO says

MANILA, Philippines — The Philippine National Police's taking of DNA sample from 14-year-old Reynaldo ".....»»

Category: newsSource:  philstarRelated NewsSep 12th, 2017

Where's cabbie? Kulot's pals terrified - Philippine Star

Where's cabbie? Kulot's pals terrified - Philippine Star.....»»

Category: newsSource:  googlenewsRelated NewsSep 9th, 2017

Kian buried amid calls to end drug killings - Philippine Star

Kian buried amid calls to end drug killings - Philippine Star.....»»

Category: newsSource:  googlenewsRelated NewsAug 26th, 2017

Spread of malware is first big test for Philippine cybersecurity plan - Philippine Star

Spread of malware is first big test for Philippine cybersecurity plan - Philippine Star.....»»

Category: newsSource:  googlenewsRelated NewsMay 14th, 2017

'Exhume whatever was buried in Libingan' - Philippine Star

'Exhume whatever was buried in Libingan' - Philippine Star.....»»

Category: newsSource:  googlenewsRelated NewsNov 22nd, 2016

Duterte in Peru; Marcos 'cadaver' is buried - Philippine Star

Duterte in Peru; Marcos 'cadaver' is buried - Philippine Star.....»»

Category: newsSource:  googlenewsRelated NewsNov 20th, 2016

Two not around: Mandaue execs submit to drug test - Philippine Star

Two not around: Mandaue execs submit to drug test - Philippine Star.....»»

Category: newsSource:  googlenewsRelated NewsSep 21st, 2016

Philippines eyes talks with China sans preconditions - Philippine Star

Philippines eyes talks with China sans preconditions - Philippine Star.....»»

Category: newsSource:  googlenewsRelated NewsSep 18th, 2016

Hontiveros: Marcos unfit to be buried at Libingan - Philippine Star

Hontiveros: Marcos unfit to be buried at Libingan - Philippine Star.....»»

Category: newsSource:  googlenewsRelated NewsAug 9th, 2016

FM buried in Libingan on September 18 - Philippine Star

FM buried in Libingan on September 18 - Philippine Star.....»»

Category: newsSource:  googlenewsRelated NewsAug 5th, 2016