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Witness says no gun pointed at US tankers

RIO DE JANEIRO – A man who helped translate conversations between Olympic swimmer Ryan Lochte, his teammates and armed security guards at a gas station says.....»»

Category: sportsSource: philstar philstarAug 20th, 2016

Towns, Timberwolves return home in big hole against Rockets

By Dave Campbell, Associated Press MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — The first taste of the NBA playoffs for Timberwolves All-Star Karl-Anthony Towns has been rather bitter, thanks to the three-point-happy Houston Rockets. The two-game totals tell a frustrating story for the 22-year-old: just 13 points, 5-for-18 shooting and a 2-0 deficit in the series against the Rockets. Towns has found himself the subject of pointed criticism from analysts, fans and even his own team. The switch-heavy Rockets have double-teamed Towns to a stifling effect, and the Timberwolves sure haven’t helped their seven-footer out by getting him the ball in favorable situations in the post. “They’re coming to double. He knows that. He has to face up, be strong with the ball, make quick moves,” point guard Jeff Teague said. “But we have to figure out how to get him running, get him some easy buckets.” The team’s struggles have taken a little luster off Minnesota’s first postseason home game in 14 years, but the fans who remember the Timberwolves reaching the Western Conference finals in 2004 will surely be eager to witness the playoffs in person no matter the daunting challenge in this first round. “This organization, all of our fans, they deserve this moment,” Towns said. And they want a win. The Timberwolves host the Rockets on Saturday night (Sunday, PHL time) in Game 3. Earlier in the day, Miami takes on Philadelphia in the Eastern Conference and New Orleans hosts Portland, both in Game 4. Later, Utah visits Oklahoma City in Game 3. Towns tried his best to shrug off the bad vibes and stinging rebukes when speaking with reporters on Friday (Saturday, PHL time). “You dwell too much on the past, you forget that you’ve got to take care of the present,” Towns said. The chatter on TV and Twitter, he said, has escaped him. “I live my life very Amish-like,” Towns said. “Other than video games, I don’t think I have a reason for electronics. It’s a life that I’ve always loved.” ___ 76ERS AT HEAT 76ers lead 2-1. Game 4, 2:30 p.m. EDT (2:30am, PHL time) NEED TO KNOW: It’s simple: The team that has imposed its will is 3-0 in this series. Philadelphia took the pace where it wanted it in Games 1 and 3. Miami out-toughed the 76ers in Game 2. The Heat have to find a way to keep Philadelphia’s 3-point shooting in check; the 76ers made 18 shots from beyond the arc in Game 3. Joel Embiid is back from a concussion and a broken bone around his eye, and an already-confident Philadelphia bunch seems to have even more swagger now. KEEP AN EYE ON: 76ers guard Marco Belinelli. The 76ers are 25-6 when he plays and 14-1 when he scores at least 15 points. In this series, he’s 13-for-27 on shots from 20 feet and deeper, and many of those makes have been daggers for Miami. PRESSURE IS ON: Heat center Hassan Whiteside . Backups Kelly Olynyk and Bam Adebayo have played a combined 145 minutes in this series, while Whiteside has played only 41, with 11 points, nine fouls, seven turnovers and three field goals in the three games. There’s no room for error now for Miami, so either Whiteside will figure it out fast in Game 4 or the Heat will get someone else into his spot. HISTORY LESSON: This is the fourth time in Dwyane Wade’s career that the Heat have trailed an Eastern Conference opponent 2-1. In the three previous Game 4s in that scenario, Miami has won all three with Wade averaging 26.7 points in those second-round games against Indiana (2004 and 2012) and Toronto (2016). ___ TRAIL BLAZERS AT PELICANS Pelicans lead 3-0. Game 4, 5 p.m. EDT (5am, PHL time) NEED TO KNOW: The sixth-seeded Pelicans are on the cusp of a surprising sweep of the third-seeded Blazers, and their margin of victory has grown in each game. They dominated Game 3, leading by as many as 20 points in the first half and 33 in the second. Veteran guard Rajon Rondo has masterfully run the offense, and the Pelicans have played unselfishly with a different scoring leader in each game: Anthony Davis with 35 in Game 1, Jrue Holiday with 33 in Game 2 and Nikola Mirotic with 30 in Game 3. KEEP AN EYE ON: Portland’s body language, intensity and aggressiveness. Guard Damian Lillard challenged the Blazers to ramp up those aspects of their game, stressing that the Pelicans were “a lot more aggressive than we were and we didn’t dish it back out. I think in the playoffs and in a situation like this, when a team is coming for you like that, you’ve got to maybe go out of your way to do it back, even if that means foul trouble or some altercations happen out there.” PRESSURE IS ON: Lillard. The Pelicans have sold out to stop the Portland star, who missed 9-of-14 shots in Game 3. “It’s either going to be a tough shot, or I’ve got to give the ball up,” Lillard said. “I’ve got to trust making the right play, and when it comes time I’ve got to take my chances and I’ve got to take those tough shots.” INJURY UPDATE: Blazers starting forward Evan Turner missed Game 3 because of a toe injury in Game 2. The team did not update his status on Friday (Saturday, PHL time). ___ ROCKETS AT TIMBERWOLVES Rockets lead 2-0. Game 3, 7:30 p.m. EDT (7:30am, PHL time) NEED TO KNOW: The Rockets cruised to a 20-point victory in Game 2 despite only 12 points on a staggering 2-for-18 shooting performance by James Harden. After squandering their chance to steal Game 1 on the road in a three-point loss, the Wolves are back home in a big hole against the team with the best record in the NBA. They’ll need a big boost from a home crowd celebrating the team’s return to the postseason to send the series back to Houston for a Game 5. KEEP AN EYE ON: Gerald Green. The 32-year-old journeyman, once acquired by the Wolves in the franchise-altering 2007 trade that sent Kevin Garnett to Boston, made five three-pointers in Game 2 for postseason career-high 21 points. PRESSURE IS ON: Timberwolves coach Tom Thibodeau. Though cornerstones Towns and Andrew Wiggins are getting their first taste of postseason, Thibodeau and veterans Jimmy Butler, Jamal Crawford, Taj Gibson and Teague he brought in last summer have plenty of playoff experience. The Wolves have been largely directionless on offense against the Rockets and their underrated defense. INJURY UPDATE: Rockets forward Ryan Anderson, who has sat out the first two games with a sprained ankle, is likely to play in Game 3. Forward Luc Mbah a Moute, who dislocated his shoulder in the second-to-last game of the regular season, said this week he wouldn’t rule out a return in this series. ___ THUNDER AT JAZZ Series tied 1-1. Game 3, 10 p.m. EDT (10:00am, PHL time) NEED TO KNOW: In the first two games, the higher-rebounding team has been the winning team, with Game 1 going to Oklahoma City and Utah taking Game 2. A critical part of this trend will be Thunder center Steven Adams and his presence on the floor. He played just 22 minutes in Game 2 before fouling out. The Thunder will have to do better against Utah center Rudy Gobert and forward Derrick Favors, who combined for 31 rebounds in Game 2. KEEP AN EYE ON: Russell Westbrook. He has taken a secondary role at times in this series, but that might change. With Oklahoma City’s inability to close in Game 2 after leading in the fourth quarter, Westbrook could look to be more of a scorer in Game 3. He’ll need more help from Carmelo Anthony, who has made just 11 of 31 field goals in the series. PRESSURE IS ON: George. The man who called himself “Playoff P” before the series began came out with 36 points and eight three-pointers in the opener. He followed that with a dud, just 18 points on 6-for-21 shooting. INTRIGUING MATCHUP: Jazz guard Donovan Mitchell vs. Thunder guard Corey Brewer. Mitchell used his speed to slice through the Thunder defense for 13 of his 28 points in the fourth quarter of Game 2 . He was essentially unstoppable once he decided to stop shooting three-pointers. The Thunder could be forced to put George on him more if Brewer struggles defensively again. ___ AP Basketball Writer Tim Reynolds in Miami and AP Sports Writers Cliff Brunt in Oklahoma City and Brett Martel in New Orleans contributed to this report......»»

Category: sportsSource:  abscbnRelated NewsApr 21st, 2018

Sandigan court denies Napoles transfer to WPP custody

  A Sandiganbayan division has denied the plea of alleged pork barrel scam mastermind Janet Lim-Napoles to be released from detention and transferred to the custody of the government's witness protection program.   In a four-page resolution, the court's First Division pointed out that Napoles is "presently under detention for a lawful cause" as it already denied her bail petition in connection with the P224.5-million plunder case of former Senator Bong Revilla.   Her protective custody under the witness protection program would be "contrary to the clear and express import" of Article XI, Section 1 of the 2012 implementing rules and regulations of the Wit...Keep on reading: Sandigan court denies Napoles transfer to WPP custody.....»»

Category: newsSource:  inquirerRelated NewsApr 10th, 2018

Gunman in slay of Surigao del Sur broadcaster identified

  The Presidential Task Force on Media Security (PTFOMS) has identified the gunman in the murder of Surigao del Sur broadcaster Christopher Iban Lozada.   PTFOMS Executive Director Usec. Joel Sy Egco said a witness had pointed to Rolly Mahilum, former driver and aide of Bislig City Mayor Librado Navarro, as the gunman.   Egco said the witness positively identified the suspect on February 25 when the latter was going through photos of Lozada on a laptop of the slain broadcaster's staffer.   "It turned out, that the photo is that of Rolly Mahilum. So our next step is that, we are going to file appropriate charges against Rolly Mahilum. We cannot giv...Keep on reading: Gunman in slay of Surigao del Sur broadcaster identified.....»»

Category: newsSource:  inquirerRelated NewsMar 12th, 2018

Witness identifies 2 cops in Kian slay

MANILA, Philippines — A witness pointed toward two members of the Philippine National Police when asked to identify those who were with 17-year-old Kian Loyd.....»»

Category: newsSource:  philstarRelated NewsSep 5th, 2017

What the Qatar crisis means for Hamas – CNN News

When Palestinian militant group Hamas announced its new charter to the world, it wasn't from Ramallah or Gaza City, but from the Sheraton hotel's gilded Salwa Ballroom in Doha. It was no surprise that Hamas chose Qatar. It's the home of outgoing Hamas leader, Khaled Meshaal, and much of his senior leadership. &'8220;Qatar is quite important for Hamas,&'8221; said H.A. Hellyer, a senior non-resident fellow at the Atlantic Council. &'8220;Qatar provides strong financial aid to the occupied Palestinian territories and is a safe haven for a number of Hamas leaders.&'8221; The recent crisis in the Persian Gulf region is putting that relationship in jeopardy. Earlier this month, nine countries including Saudi Arabia, the UAE, Egypt, and Bahrain cut diplomatic ties with Qatar and imposed financial embargoes of varying severity. The announcement was the culmination of a feud that had been simmering for years. The nine countries accused Doha of assisting terrorist organizations, providing support for the Muslim Brotherhood and of being far too cozy with Iran. Ironically perhaps, Qatar's relationship with Hamas had not been among the biggest issues dividing the region. Unlike the US, Britain, and Europe, all of which designate Hamas as a terrorist organization, Arab states &'8212; including Qatar &'8212; do not. This was something Qatar's Foreign Minister sought to remind people in an interview with Russia's RT, in response to a call from his Saudi counterpart that Qatar stop supporting Hamas. &'8220;The US views Hamas as a terror organization. But to the rest of the Arab nations, it is a legitimate resistance movement. We do not support Hamas, we support the Palestinian people,&'8221; Sheikh Mohammed bin Abdulrahman Al Thani said. &'8220;Hamas' presence [in Doha] is coordinated with the US and the countries in the region, and it's part of our effort to mediate between the Palestinian factions to reach reconciliation.&'8221; For its part, Hamas says it is being squeezed unreasonably. &'8220;The Gulf Countries are pressuring Qatar to cut relations with resistance organizations. This is unacceptable and we refuse this pressure,&'8221; Hamas spokesman Fawzi Barhoom said in a statement to CNN. &'8220;We are a resistance movement and the whole world is a witness to this.&'8221; Hamas is seen as having been under a series of pressures for the last few years, reflected in some significant internal changes. Last month, a new leader was announced &'8212; Ismail Haniya taking over from long-time leader Meshaal &'8212; at the same time as the militant group issued its new charter. While Israel pointed to the fact the new document continued to espouse violent resistance, and a commitment to the &'8220;rejection of the Zionist entity,&'8221; others observers said the document's description of a Palestinian state with the borders existing on the eve of the Six Day War in 1967 provided evidence of a new moderation. As Hamas rank and file were digesting those changes, so the leadership was suddenly forced to pay careful attention to diplomatic developments. Hellyer sees two main reasons the nine regional allies are turning their attention towards Hamas. &'8220;First, Hamas has ties to the Muslim Brotherhood organization, which puts it in the firing line of Abu Dhabi and Saudi Arabia,&'8221; Hellyer says. &'8220;But I think this has more to do with a western audience. The Saudi rulers took advantage of Trump's recognition of them as a powerful actor in the region and that might have encouraged them.&'8221; Al Jazeera, based in Qatar, has been a thorn in the side of regional autocrats for years. Qatar's regional influence also comes from support for Islamists, whether it is the Muslim Brotherhood and Hamas at one end of the spectrum, or Al Qaeda at the other. Doha has used this sway to negotiate with various groups including the Taliban, as well as to help negotiate ceasefires between Israel and Hamas. In late 2010 and into 2011, Qatar saw its influence throughout the Middle East rise sharply. Al Jazeera, already a thorn in the side of Arab autocrats, reported extensively on the Arab Spring. The Al Jazeera Arabic channel grew additional roots in Egypt after the uprising and election of Mohamed Morsy who hailed from the Muslim Brotherhood. The international community praised the new Egyptian president for bringing a swift end to a war between Gaza militants and Israel that same year. In the long run, though, as it unraveled across the region, the Arab Spring proved to be disastrous for Hamas, which saw the number of countries it could call a friend whittled away. &'8220;Hamas had very strong relations with Syria, Egypt, Qatar, Turkey and Iran,&'8221; says Mustafa Barghouti, an independent Palestinian politician. &'8220;Things have changed over time so they had to diversify relations.&'8221; Before 2012, the Hamas leadership was based out of Damascus. Tensions grew between the militants and the regime of Syrian President Bashar Al Assad as revolution gripped the country. Eventually, Hamas sided with the rebels and cut ties to some extent with Syria, Hezbollah, and Iran. &'8220;Hamas lost a lot in the uprisings,&'8221; says Hellyer. &'8220;This is one of the reasons why Qatar stepped in.&'8221; Qatar, a strong supporter of both the Muslim Brotherhood in Egypt and Hamas, took advantage of the situation. In the fall of 2012, the head of Qatar, Sheikh Hamad bin Khalifa Al Thani, visited the Gaza Strip becoming the first world leader to do so under Hamas control. The emir inaugurated projects worth hundreds of millions of dollars. In the vacuum left [&'].....»»

Category: newsSource:  mindanaoexaminerRelated NewsJun 13th, 2017

Regine Velasquez set to join ABS-CBN

MANILA, Philippines – It’s long been rumored that Regine Velasquez would be jumping the GMA-7 ship to join ABS-CBN, and Wednesday, October 17, may be the day that the star and her new network confirm the news. “8 hours to go and we will witness the return of a comebacking KAPAMILYA,” ........»»

Category: newsSource:  rapplerRelated News57 min. ago

Young PSL tankers overall champs in Tokyo Invitational swimming

The Philippine Swimming League (PSL) bagged 33 gold, 35 silver and 12 bronze medals to claim the overall championship in the 2018 Tokyo Invitational Swimming Championship held at the St. Mary’s International School swimming pool in Tokyo, Japan......»»

Category: sportsSource:  philstarRelated News9 hr. 56 min. ago

5 candidates for 5 seats: How Philippines got a seat on UN Human Rights Council

After Malacañang lauded the Philippines’ election on the United Nations Human Rights Council, critics pointed out that there wasn’t any opportunity for competition as every country is given the chance to become a member. Presidential spokesperson and chief legal counsel Salvador Panelo said that the country’s inclusion in the UNHRC meant that the international community […] The post 5 candidates for 5 seats: How Philippines got a seat on UN Human Rights Council appeared first on Interaksyon......»»

Category: newsSource:  interaksyonRelated News15 hr. 56 min. ago

Kevin Ferrer sees UST s fabled 3Ps in super rookie CJ Cansino

University of Sto. Tomas’ past and present converged last Sunday. Kevin Ferrer, once a stalwart for the Growling Tigers, was present to witness firsthand the budding stardom of their super rookie in CJ Cansino. And after just one game, the now Ginebra Gin King was left nothing but impressed. “Sobrang aggressive niya. Ang sarap niyang panoorin,” he told reporters while his alma mater was pulling off an upset over Far Eastern University. So impressed was he that, in his eyes, Cansino would have fit in quite nicely with the UST teams of his day. “Sobrang tapang niya. Nandun yung tinatawag namin na ‘3 Ps’ – yung puso, pride, palaban,” he shared. He then continued, “Sana, mahawa niya yung teammates niya sa aggressiveness niya.” When he was still donning the gold and white, Ferrer lived by the three pillars instilled by then head coach Pido Jarencio – puso, pride, and palaban. And according to the two-time PBA champion himself, UST’s new super rookie is more aggressive than he himself. “Mas aggressive siya, ako magulang lang e,” he kidded. For his part, Cansino was modest as always and expressed gratitude for hearing nothing but good words from one of the greats of their school. As he put it, “Sobrang saya ko kasi si Kevin Ferrer, PBA na and naabot na niya yung pangarap ng kahit sinong player. Grateful lang ako na masabihan niya nang ganun.” For the super rookie to continue fulfilling his destiny, the now PBA star had this piece of advice. “Wag siyang mapagod mag-improve. Kung nasaan siya, dapat higitan pa niya kasi kailangang nag-iimprove siya every day dahil future King Tiger siya,” he said. Along with the “3 Ps” and being King Tigers, Ferrer and Cansino also share the similarity of being former MVPs from their school’s Juniors program who then decided to stay. And in that light, both of them wanted nothing more than to give their all for the Growling Tigers. “Ako po, gusto ko lang talaga ibigay yung best ko for UST,” Cansino said. Knowing exactly how that feels, Ferrer is urging the faithful over at Espana to do nothing but support their resurgent squad. “Sobrang saya ko na nag-stay siya at ‘di na nga siya umalis sa tahanan namin. Sana, full support pa ang UST sa kanya para mas ma-boost pa yung game niya,” he said. --- Follow this writer on Twitter, @riegogogo......»»

Category: sportsSource:  abscbnRelated News18 hr. 56 min. ago

Pia Cayetano mum on Duterte’s remarks vs women

  House Deputy Speaker Pia Cayetano refused to comment on the remarks made by President Rodrigo Duterte against women --- including that of kissing an overseas Filipino worker in South Korea --- saying she is not his spokesperson.   The issue was raised when Cayetano, who claims to be an advocate of women's welfare, filed her certificate of candidacy (COC) for senator in the 2019 polls on Tuesday.   She was asked by a reporter to comment on Duterte's actions against women.   But instead of answering the question, Cayetano pointed at her track record of pushing for certain bills that she said aims to help women in the country.   "I think...Keep on reading: Pia Cayetano mum on Duterte’s remarks vs women.....»»

Category: newsSource:  inquirerRelated NewsOct 16th, 2018

Meteor showers seen next week – Pagasa

Weather permitting, Filipinos can witness up to 15 shooting stars per hour every night from Oct. 17 to 25, the state weather bureau said yesterday. Source link link: Meteor showers seen next week – Pagasa.....»»

Category: newsSource:  manilainformerRelated NewsOct 15th, 2018

Meteor showers seen next week – Pagasa

Weather permitting, Filipinos can witness up to 15 shooting stars per hour every night from Oct. 17 to 25, the state weather bureau said yesterday......»»

Category: newsSource:  philstarRelated NewsOct 15th, 2018

Negros police name 5 LGUs as poll hotspots

BACOLOD CITY: The Philippine National Police (PNP) in Negros Occidental has identified five local government units as election hotspots, the provincial police director said. Senior Supt. Rodolfo Castil Jr., PNP-Negros provincial director, said these hotspots are the municipalities of Moises Padilla, Isabela, Toboso, Salvador Benedicto and Escalante City. He pointed out that these are almost… link: Negros police name 5 LGUs as poll hotspots.....»»

Category: newsSource:  manilainformerRelated NewsOct 14th, 2018

Old School Power Rankings 2018-19: Preseason

By Scott Wraight, NBA.com As the old cliche states: The more things change, the more they stay the same. He may have changed duds and locale, but LeBron James remains the King when it comes to our Old School Power Rankings. Can anyone snatch his throne or will we witness our first back-to-back OSPR champion? Since the last time we saw you, some big names have joined the 32-and-over club: George Hill, Goran Dragic, Al Horford, Rudy Gay and Wes Matthews. And Lou Williams will throw his hat onto the court later this month. Here's a quick look at all the OSPR champs: Pau Gasol (2015-16), Dwyane Wade (2016-17), LeBron James (2017-18). Also, we're trying something new this season. If you have something to say (clean version, please) about these rankings, send over an e-mail. If it's solid, we may include it in the next rankings. Just make sure to include your first name and city. - Notes: Preseason statistics are through games of October 11 - Any player who turns 32 during regular season can be added to rankings. - Check out previous rankings +++ 1. LeBron James (33), Los Angeles Lakers Ranking at end of '17-18: 1 Last season stats: 27.5 ppg, 8.6 rpg, 9.1 apg It's hard to fathom James slowing down now that he's in Hollywood. Heck, the bright lights might even mean another gear. We'll go out on a fat limb and say someone will have to have an extra special season to overthrow him. And if the preseason is any indication (I know, I know), James is ready -- averaging 13.8 points in 15.8 minutes on 60 percent shooting from the field. 2. Chris Paul (33), Houston Rockets Ranking at end of '17-18: 4 Last season stats: 18.6 ppg, 5.4 rpg, 7.9 apg How will Paul's numbers carry over this season with the addition of volume-shooter Carmelo Anthony? Dare we say he goes for less than 16 points for the first time since 2010-11? The other big question that seems to follow Paul every season is whether he can stay healthy. The gritty All-Star point guard has failed to play 70 games in each of the past two seasons. 3. LaMarcus Aldridge (33), San Antonio Spurs Ranking at end of '17-18: 2 Last season stats: 23.1 ppg, 8.5 rpg, 2.0 apg Tony Parker is gone. Manu Ginobili retired. Lonnie Walker IV, Dejounte Murray and Derrick White are injured. So ... Aldridge and DeMar DeRozan will be doing some heavy lifting at the start of the season. And based on what the big man did last season (averaging more than 23 points for the first time since '14-15), he'll be up for the challenge. 4. Marc Gasol (33), Memphis Grizzlies Ranking at end of '17-18: 6 Last season stats: 17.2 ppg, 8.1 rpg, 4.2 apg After averaging 19.5 points two seasons ago, Gasol took a couple big steps back, slipping to 17.2. One huge reason for that was the absence of stud point guard Mike Conley, who missed all but 12 games last season. A healthy Conley should mean an energized and engaged Gasol, and a likely return to 19 points per game. 5. Dwight Howard (32), Washington Wizards Ranking at end of '17-18: 3 Last season stats: 16.6 ppg, 12.5 rpg, 1.3 apg Howard hasn't played in any preseason games, dealing with a piriformis injury that may or may not linger into the start of the regular season. That said, Howard proved to be reliable last season, playing in 81 games while averaging more than 12 rebounds for a second straight season. With Bradley Beal and John Wall around, Howard's scoring will likely slip from last year's 16.6. 6. Al Horford (32), Boston Celtics Ranking at end of '17-18: NA Last season stats: 12.9 ppg, 7.4 rpg, 4.7 apg Horford's scoring has gone down in each of the last three seasons (15.2 in '15-16, 14.0 in '16-17 and 12.9 last season), and that should continue to be the case as both Kyrie Irving and Gordon Hayward enter the season healthy. As long as Boston's talented unit stays healthy, we're likely looking at 11 and seven from Horford this season. 7.  Paul Millsap (33), Denver Nuggets Ranking at end of '17-18: 7 Last season stats: 14.6 ppg, 6.4 rpg, 2.8 apg Millsap's first season in Denver didn't go according to plan, as he missed 44 games with a wrist injury. With the wealth of young talent surrounding him, Millsap may not average more than 14 this season. But he should be able to chip in solid production on the boards, some steals and blocks and knock down a fair share of 3-pointers. 8.  Kyle Lowry (32), Toronto Raptors Ranking at end of '17-18: Just missed Last season stats: 16.2 ppg, 5.6 rpg, 6.9 apg With his longtime buddy DeMar DeRozan shipped out to San Antonio, will Lowry quickly find chemistry with new stud Kawhi Leonard? Whether or not that happens will have a huge impact on the Raptors' season -- and Lowry's stats. After averaging 21 or more points in the previous two seasons, Lowry slipped to 16.2 last year. We expect that to ascend to about 18 per game. 9.  Goran Dragic (32), Miami Heat Ranking at end of '17-18: NA Last season stats: 17.3 ppg, 4.1 rpg, 4.8 apg It's hard to believe Dragic is on this list, considering he still looks like a baby-faced 25-year-old. But aging hasn't slowed the Slovenian guard, who has averaged better than 17 points in each of the last two seasons. Judging by four preseason games in which he averaged 12.3 points and 46.2 FG% in 20.6 minutes, he's ready to roll. 10. J.J. Redick (34), Philadelphia 76ers Ranking at end of '17-18: 5 Last season stats: 17.1 ppg, 2.5 rpg, 3.0 apg Talking about preseason games, Redick has been dialed in, averaging 15.8 points, 58.8 FG% and 56.5 3PT% in 21 minutes. With the 76ers' abundance of young talent ready to take another step, it'll be interesting to see if Redick can repeat his offensive surge from last year in which he averaged a career-best 17.1. Just missed the cut: Carmelo Anthony, Dwyane Wade, Rajon Rondo, Trevor Ariza, Pau Gasol, Rudy Gay Will turn 32 this season: Lou Williams (Oct. 27), Ian Mahinmi (Nov. 5) The views on this page do not necessarily reflect the views of the NBA, its clubs or Turner Broadcasting......»»

Category: sportsSource:  abscbnRelated NewsOct 14th, 2018

Binay siblings: To each his own style of governance

The Binay siblings -- Jejomar Erwin Jr., or Junjun, and Abigail, or Abby -- have different styles of leadership, and each of them is hoping to apply his or her particular leadership style in Makati, where they will run against each other for the mayoral seat in the 2019 elections. "We are apples and oranges. You cannot compare him and me there are differences in styles," Abby said in an interview with Inquirer last Thursday, Oct. 11. Junjun was served as city mayor for two terms from 2010 to 2015, but his second term was cut short due to pending corruption cases. Elder sister Abby replaced him in 2016. Directly approaching people In a separate interview, Junjun pointed out...Keep on reading: Binay siblings: To each his own style of governance.....»»

Category: newsSource:  inquirerRelated NewsOct 13th, 2018

KISSAH AND DAWAT: Bangsamoro vision or visions?

DAVAO CITY (MindaNews / 12 Oct) – Moros are living in interesting time. At the national level, we have a president who claims Moro ancestry and by signing the Bangsamoro Organic Law (BOL) into law drives his point of having a heart for Moro’s welfare. At the regional level, we are about to witness the […].....»»

Category: newsSource:  mindanewsRelated NewsOct 12th, 2018

Matrix of perdition

Shortly after President Rody Duterte assumed office, he released a list of high officials who he pointed to as protectors and operators in the local drugs trade that has spread like an epidemic during the previous administration. The list provided a commitment that the administration of Rody will not relent on the anti-drugs effort since […].....»»

Category: newsSource:  tribuneRelated NewsOct 11th, 2018

Leading Brazil presidential poll bet stumbles

RIO DE JANEIRO, Brazil – The far-right frontrunner to be Brazil’s next president, Jair Bolsonaro, stumbled Wednesday by spooking previously supportive investors, while a spate of violent incidents pointed to deep polarization caused by the election race. The Brazilian stock market fell, pulled lower by steep plunges in state-run energy companies, after Bolsonaro made clear […].....»»

Category: newsSource:  tribuneRelated NewsOct 11th, 2018

PVL: ‘Yung attack siguro (ang kulang) -– Galanza on former team Adamson

Former Queen Falcon Jema Galanza played against Adamson University for the first time since serving all her collegiate playing eligibility. Judging from her first meeting with the Lady Falcons under the Creamline banner, Galanza pointed out the Adamson’s Achilles’ heel in the Premier Volleyball League Season 2 Open Conference.    “‘Yun attack siguro (ang kulang) kasi nandoon na ‘yung floor defense,” said Galanza on Wednesday after the Cool Smashers’ 25-16, 25-9, 25-20, win that improved their record to 3-1. Creamline added to the woes of Adamson-Akari as the Cool Smashers handed the Lady Falcons their fourth loss in as many games. Adamson-Akari did great in keeping the ball alive but lacked the same finish it had during the Collegiate Conference a few months back that landed the Lady Falcons a third place finish. “Nabubuhay parati (ang bola) pero ‘di napapatay ‘yun lang siguro,” said Galanza, who scored 11 points with all but one coming off attacks. It could be due to Adamson-Akari losing two veteran scorers in opposite hitter Eli Soyud, who is nursing a knee injury, and Joy Dacoron, who is playing for unbeaten BanKo. It didn’t help that sophomore Chiara Permentilla is struggling in form while rookie Trisha Genesis is down with a sprained right ankle.      But despite the Lady Falcons’ disappointing results as of late, Galanza still saw the upside in her former teammates. “Nakakatuwa kasi nakikita ko ang improvement nilang lahat kahit wala ako, talagang lumalaban sila,” she said. “Actually, napapagod kami kasi ang floor defense nila sobrang hirap,” added Galanza. “Kahit gaano kalakas ang palo namin, nakukuha nila. Sobrang nakaka-proud na nabalik ‘yung trademark ng Adamson na maganda ang floor defense.”   --- Follow this writer on Twitter, @fromtheriles.....»»

Category: sportsSource:  abscbnRelated NewsOct 10th, 2018

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