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Giannis Antetokounmpo scores 38, but is denied MVP in defeat

CHARLOTTE, N.C. --- Midway through the third quarter, Giannis Antetokounmpo said he began thinking he had a chance to become the first international player to win the NBA All-Star Game MVP. But the thought was fleeting, as Team LeBron mounted a rally and came from behind to defeat Team Giannis 178-164 on Sunday night. While Antetokounmpo finished with 38 points and 10 rebounds, Kevin Durant won the award. "We didn't win and that's why I didn't get it," the Milwaukee Bucks star said. He had taken some advice before the game about how to approach things from his brother, Thanasis Antetokounmpo, who has won the last two MVP awards in the Greek League. He came out aggressiv...Keep on reading: Giannis Antetokounmpo scores 38, but is denied MVP in defeat.....»»

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Group bucks veto of expanded maternity law

Group bucks veto of expanded maternity law.....»»

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Go zooms to 8th in Pulse Asia survey - The Manila Times Online

Bam Aquino makes it to Magic 12 FORMER special assistant to the President Christopher Lawrence Bong Go has leapfrogged to the Magic 12 in a survey of senator wannabes, aREAD The post Go zooms to 8th i.....»»

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Magic: The Gathering, explained

Welcome to the world of Magic: The Gathering. It’s a place filled with dragons, elementals, wizards, psychotic goblins… and, uh, walking fungi. The basic rules of the game are fairly easy to grasp, but quickly escalate in complexity. It is also one of the most addictive games around. ........»»

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Go zooms to 8th in Pulse Asia survey

Bam Aquino makes it to ‘Magic 12’ FORMER special assistant to the President Christopher Lawrence “Bong” Go has leapfrogged to the Magic 12 in a survey of senator wannabes, a…READ The post Go zooms to 8th in Pulse Asia survey appeared first on The Manila Times Online......»»

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Bong Go leaps to ‘Magic 12,’ Poe retains lead in Pulse Asia poll

PRESIDENT Rodrigo R. Duterte’s special assistant Christopher Lawrence “Bong” T. Go has leapt to the top 12 in Pulse Asia’s latest survey on senatorial candidates conducted last January......»»

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Jinggoy out of Du30’s ‘Magic 11’

President Duterte revealed today that he has dropped former Senator Jinggoy Estrada from his senatorial bets. He made the announcement at the campaign sortie of Mayor Sara Duterte’s Hugpong ng Pagbabago in San Jose del Monte City, Bulacan. The president did not give specific reasons why he would not endorse Estrada. He further clarified that […].....»»

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Go in middle of Magic 12

Former Special Assistant to the President and 2019 senatorial candidate has sustained his strong showing in the senatorial race at the onset of the formal campaign period, landing middle of the “Magic 12” or ranking of 6 -12 based on the 26-31 January 2019 Pulse Asia survey. In the 14-21 December 2018 Pulse Asia survey, […].....»»

Source: Tribune TribuneCategory: NewsFeb 15th, 2019Related News

10 things to know about NBA All-Star 2019

By Tim Reynolds, Associated Press CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) — With All-Star festivities set to officially begin Friday (Saturday, PHL time), here are 10 things to know going into the weekend: BACK TO CHARLOTTE Charlotte hosted NBA All-Star weekend in 1991, and now gets it back a second time to join 14 other cities that can say it hosted the league’s showcase midseason event on multiple occasions. Atlanta, Boston, Chicago, Denver, Houston, New Orleans, New York, Orlando, Philadelphia, Phoenix, Seattle, St. Louis, Los Angeles and the L.A. suburb of Inglewood, California, are the other previous multi-hosting All-Star cities. The Bay Area, the Detroit area and the Dallas area are also two-time hosts, though never technically twice in the same city. LEBRON’S RECORDS LeBron James now has the record for most All-Star captaincies: Two. He and Stephen Curry had the jobs last year when the captain’s format was first introduced to the All-Star weekend, and he and Giannis Antetokounmpo have the jobs this year. But James’ records revolving around this game hardly stop there. By starting on Sunday (Monday, PHL time), James will tie Kobe Bryant with 15 starts in the All-Star Game. James will also extend his record of consecutive starts, which will also rise to 15. Some of the other All-Star records James already holds include total points (343), field goals (141) and three-pointers (35). And by playing two minutes, James will increase his All-Star total in that stat to 416 — one more than Bryant for No. 2 on the all-time list. Kareem Abdul-Jabbar has played the most All-Star minutes, 449. FOULING OUT Bold prediction: No one will foul out on Sunday (Monday, PHL time). The last player to foul out of an All-Star Game was Hakeem Olajuwon in 1987. Chris Paul was the most recent to come close, when he was whistled for five fouls in the 2008 game. There have been only 14 instances of someone fouling out of an All-Star Game. Rick Barry and Bob Cousy each fouled out twice; 10 others, including Olajuwon, have done so once. MVPs AT HOME Kemba Walker, the lone Charlotte player in this year’s All-Star Game, has suggested that he’s hoping he can wow the home crowd with an MVP-worthy performance. There’s a history of that sort of thing happening. There have been 14 players who have won All-Star MVP honors in their home cities, spanning a total of 15 games. The list of hometown All-Star MVPs: Anthony Davis (New Orleans, 2017), Kobe Bryant (Los Angeles, 2011), Shaquille O’Neal (Phoenix, 2009 and Los Angeles, 2004), Karl Malone and John Stockton (Utah, 1993), Michael Jordan (Chicago, 1988), Tom Chambers (Seattle, 1987), Jerry West (Los Angeles, 1972), Rick Barry (the San Francisco area, 1967), Adrian Smith (Cincinnati, 1966), Bob Pettit (St. Louis, 1958 and 1962), Wilt Chamberlain (Philadelphia, 1960), Bob Cousy (Boston, 1957) and Ed Macauley (Boston, 1951). AGE MARK Assuming he plays, Dallas’ Dirk Nowitzki — one of the special additions to the rosters by NBA Commissioner Adam Silver, who also added Miami’s Dwyane Wade to the list — will become the second 40-something to appear in the All-Star Game. Nowitzki is 40; Kareem Abdul-Jabbar played in the game when he was 40 and 41. Michael Jordan almost pulled off the feat; he was eight days shy of turning 40 when he last played in the All-Star Game in 2003. Jordan, now the owner of the Charlotte Hornets and the unofficial host of the weekend, will turn 56 on Sunday. Wade, also assuming he gets into the game, will become the 12th player to be an All-Star at 37 or older. Wade turned 37 last month. HEROES Jason Weinmann and James Shaw Jr. might not be “celebrities,” at least not in the classic sense. But the NBA rightly believes they should be celebrated. Weinmann and Shaw were invited to play in Friday’s All-Star Celebrity Game to commemorate heroic acts. Weinmann, a retired Marine, used a military transport vehicle — which he bought at a government auction years ago — during Hurricane Florence last September to help rescue flood victims in North Carolina and bring them to safety. Shaw disarmed a man who had opened fire at a Waffle House restaurant near Nashville last April and has been heralded as a life-saving hero since for wrestling the AR-15 out of the alleged shooter’s hands by the barrel. G LEAGUE FIRST Khris Middleton of the Milwaukee Bucks is the first member of a new club. He’s the first G League alum to become an NBA All-Star. Middleton spent a short time during the 2012-13 season in the G League, before blossoming into one of the league’s best players and a key to Milwaukee going into the break with an NBA-best 43-14 record. There will be plenty of G League graduates participating on All-Star Saturday (Sunday, PHL time) as well — Middleton, Seth Curry, Danny Green and Joe Harris are all slated to be in the 3-point contest. CASH MATTERS There is some money at stake during All-Star Saturday (Sunday, PHL time) events, and everybody gets something. Everyone in the dunk contest will receive at least $20,000, everyone in the skills challenge gets at least $15,000 and all participants in the 3-point shootout take home at least $10,000. From there, prize money varies by finish — the skills challenge winner gets $55,000, the 3-point shootout champion wins $60,000 and the dunk contest winner takes home $105,000. In all, the Saturday night (Sunday, PHL time) participants will split $610,000. EASTBOUND This All-Star weekend is the first of four straight in Eastern Conference cities. Chicago gets it next year, Indianapolis in 2021 and Cleveland in 2022. The site for the 2023 game remains unknown; Salt Lake City and Sacramento are two sites often mentioned as candidates for that year, and Orlando is a likely suitor for the 2024 game. THE REFS Sunday’s (Monday, PHL time) All-Star Game will be officiated by Scott Foster, Curtis Blair and David Guthrie. It’s a home game of sorts for Guthrie, who resides in Charlotte. Foster worked the 2010 All-Star Game in Dallas. It’s the first All-Star Game for Blair and Guthrie. The Friday and Saturday (Saturday and Sunday, PHL time) events will be worked by a crew of newer refs — third-year official Aaron Smith and fourth-year officials Mitchell Ervin and Gediminas Petraitis......»»

Source: Abscbn AbscbnCategory: SportsFeb 15th, 2019Related News

Filipina maid flees Dubai over black magic fears

Filipino maid flees Dubai over black magic fears The National Woman found suspicious dolls, scriptures and photos at her employers home......»»

Source: Philippinetimes PhilippinetimesCategory: NewsFeb 15th, 2019Related News

Inner circle hopes to harness Duterte magic in Senate bids - ABS-CBN News

Inner circle hopes to harness Duterte 'magic' in Senate bids ABS-CBN News MANILA - With the campaign period officially started, President Rodrigo Duterte is expected to intensify his endorsem.....»»

Source: Manilanews ManilanewsCategory: NewsFeb 14th, 2019Related News

Stock market bucks Asia rally, falls 1.12%

THE stock market fell to a two-week low on Wednesday as investors took profits and ignored positive developments in US-China trade talks that had boosted regional counterparts. The benchmark Philippine…READ The post Stock market bucks Asia rally, falls 1.12% appeared first on The Manila Times Online......»»

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No tampering, says NBA

LOS ANGELES — The National Basketball Association said Tuesday it had found no evidence of tampering following an investigation into remarks involving Philadelphia 76ers star Ben Simmons and Los Angeles Lakers president Magic Johnson. The league announced on Monday it was probing reports of possible contact between Simmons and Johnson. Simmons had reportedly requested talks […].....»»

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Priyanka magic draws thousands at debut rally in India

LUCKNOW, India – India's powerful Nehru-Gandhi dynasty on Monday, February 11, unleashed its newest star with thousands turning out to see Priyanka Gandhi Vadra speak at her first rally as the country gears up for a general election . Crowds showered rose petals on the great-granddaughter of India's founding leader ........»»

Source: Rappler RapplerCategory: NewsFeb 12th, 2019Related News

Magic says NOLA did not negotiate in good faith

Magic says NOLA did not negotiate in good faith.....»»

Source: Thestandard ThestandardCategory: SportsFeb 11th, 2019Related News

Vucevic leds Magic to 3rd straight win, 124-108 over Hawks

By Paul Newberry, Associated Press ATLANTA (AP) — All-Star Nikola Vucevic scored 19 points and grabbed 12 rebounds, leading the Orlando Magic to a 124-108 victory over the Atlanta Hawks on Sunday night (Monday, PHL time). Despite getting into Atlanta around 2:40 a.m. after a 20-point victory at East-leading Milwaukee the previous night, Orlando looked like the fresher team by far in recording its third straight victory, matching its best run of the season. The Magic began to pull away late in the first half, ripping off an 11-2 run that sent the road team to the locker room with a 63-48 lead — its biggest of the game to that point. D.J. Augustin finished off the spurt, racing the length of the court after a couple of Atlanta free throws to lay one in with 1.2 seconds left. Atlanta's Trae Young hit a desperation shot from just inside the halfcourt line, but he clearly released the ball after the buzzer. The officials gave the replay a quick look before ruling no basket. That pretty much epitomized the night for the Hawks, who lost their third straight game at State Farm Arena. Orlando kept up the onslaught after halftime, scoring 12 of the first 14 points and pushing the lead as high as 26 points in the third quarter. The Magic led 98-74 at the end of the period, sending plenty of fans to the exits. Vucevic, who will be making his first All-Star Game appearance next weekend, led seven Orlando players in double figures. Jonathan Isaac and Evan Fournier each had 17 points. Isaac also had five blocks — three on one Atlanta possession. Alex Len led the Hawks with 16 points, despite picking up four fouls in the first half. TIP-INS Magic: It was the first time in nearly five years that Orlando has won road games on back-to-back days. The last occurred on April 3-4, 2014, when the Magic defeated Minnesota 97-90 and Milwaukee 97-84. ... Eight players connected from beyond the three-point arc, led by Isaac's 3-of-7 performance. ... Augustin had 10 assists to go with 14 points. Hawks: The starting frontcourt had a rough night. John Collins led the way with 15 points on 5-of-12 shooting, while Taurean Prince was held to eight points and Dewayne Dedmon managed only five. ... Atlanta was outrebounded 49-33. UP NEXT Magic: Travel to New Orleans to face the Pelicans on Tuesday night (Wednesday, PHL time).  Hawks: Continue a seven-game homestand Tuesday (Wednesday, PHL time) against LeBron James and the Los Angeles Lakers......»»

Source: Abscbn AbscbnCategory: SportsFeb 11th, 2019Related News

Former Star Magic talent vies for Miss Global crown

Former Star Magic talent vies for Miss Global crown.....»»

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Giannis Antetokounmpo, Bucks win 6th straight, outplay Luka Doncic, Mavs - Inquirer Sports

Giannis Antetokounmpo got the best of fellow Euro star Luka Doncic again, and Milwaukee's All-Star captain has help on the way. The post Giannis Antetokounmpo, Bucks win 6th straight, outplay Luka.....»»

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Giannis Antetokounmpo, Bucks win 6th straight, outplay Luka Doncic, Mavs

DALLAS-- Giannis Antetokounmpo got the best of fellow Euro star Luka Doncic again, and Milwaukee's All-Star captain has help on the way. Doncic, the 19-year-old Dallas rookie sensation, is all that's left from the starting lineup the Mavericks put together in the offseason. Antetokounmpo had 29 points and 17 rebounds and the Bucks rolled to their sixth straight victory, beating the retooling Mavericks 122-107 on Friday night. The Bucks outscored the Mavericks 80-26 in the paint, led by Antetokounmpo going 13 of 19 from the field while repeatedly powering his way to dunks and layups. Brook Lopez scored 20 points for the Bucks, who have surged to the best record in the NBA ...Keep on reading: Giannis Antetokounmpo, Bucks win 6th straight, outplay Luka Doncic, Mavs.....»»

Source: Inquirer InquirerCategory: Feb 9th, 2019Related News