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Biñan DEU nets 8 drug suspects

THE Drug Enforcement Unit (DEU) nabbed eight suspected drug personalities in anti-illegal drug operation in Bgy. Canlalay, Biñan City, Laguna, on Sunday. A report submitted to acting Police Regional Police 4-A director Chief Supt. Edward Carranza by Senior Supt. Kirby John Brion Kraft identified the suspects as Mark Anthony Borbon….....»»

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Mazda chooses Pilipinas Shell as official fuel partner

In Photo: Steven Tan (left), president and CEO of Mazda Philippines, shakes the hand of Anthony Yam, general manager for retail of Pilipinas Shell Petroleum Corp., recently at the Mazda Makati Show.....»»

Source: Manilanews ManilanewsCategory: NewsJul 13th, 2018Related News

Golden State Warriors not just good, they re lucky too

By Shaun Powell, NBA.com LAS VEGAS -- In this town, fates and fortunes can turn drastically any day, hour or minute. A flip of the card, pull of the switch or roll of the dice can make or break souls. Which brings us to NBA Summer League, the Golden State Warriors and the field. The league is holding its annual gathering of executives, coaches and player hopefuls here, and 29 of the 30 NBA teams are wondering about their chances this upcoming season and why the Warriors are the Chosen Ones. Meanwhile, the Warriors, winners of three of the last four championships, are no doubt doing some head-scratching about how a key injury is once again helping their cause and making them stronger. This is about luck, then, and why those chasing the Warriors can’t seem to get a break, and how the Warriors managed to make themselves both good and lucky. There is considerable buzz among the basketball throng in Vegas regarding the Warriors, who are less than a month removed from a convincing sweep of LeBron James and the Cavaliers in the NBA Finals and how they won twice this summer: championship and then free agency. The collective moan from the rest of the NBA seems to say: What the hell? DeMarcus Cousins agreed to a one-year deal with the Warriors for the NBA equivalent of loose change in a sofa: $5.3 million. Just like that, the Warriors added a dominant and versatile center, maybe the best in the game, which made coach Steve Kerr wisecrack about how the Warriors “needed another All-Star.” This was made possible because of a quirky circumstance that caused Cousins a lot of pain, which translated into plenty of gain for Golden State. When Cousins tore his Achilles last spring with the Pelicans, his market value in free agency fell to the floor right along with him. Suddenly, the rest of the league, including the Pelicans, became wary about investing heavily in a hulking center who most certainly would need most of the 2018-19 season to rehab, without any guarantee Cousins would return to form once medically cleared to play. Cousins averaged 25.2 points, 12.9 rebounds, 5.4 assists and 1.6 blocks last season, perhaps the best of his career. He turns 28 in late August. Had he avoided injury, he would’ve been far too expensive for the Warriors to afford. They’re well over the luxury tax and are limited to exceptions, which allow them to sign players but only on the cheap. A healthy Cousins was destined to command in excess of $20 million a season, more had he stayed with the Pelicans. “If he’s healthy, he’s the best player at his position in the league,” said Pelicans coach Alvin Gentry. Well, when free agency opened, Cousins’ phone didn’t ring, and you probably know the story by now: He personally called the Warriors and signed up on the spot. His reasoning: If my only choice in this league is a short-term deal, might as well be with the team in the midst of a dynasty. The Warriors understandably were shocked, but why would they be? This isn’t the first time an injury went their way. Steph Curry’s chronic ankle sprains once threatened his career. He underwent surgery in the summer of 2011 and played only 26 games the next season. At that time, Curry was a good player, but far from the superstar who’d win a pair of MVPs and destroy three-point shooting records. So the Warriors were understandably worried, especially once Curry was due a contract extension. The two sides made a compromise that protected both parties: Four years, $44 million. The risk the Warriors took is Curry would continue having ankle issues and never see a full season. Curry’s risk: He’d remain healthy and see his production swell and spend most of that contract as a bargain. A bargain, for sure: At the end of that deal, Curry was the fourth-highest-paid player. On his own team. The upside for the Warriors and Curry: That contract helped them extend Draymond Green, Klay Thompson and Andre Iguodala and more importantly, add Kevin Durant. When you’re good and lucky -- remember, the Warriors won their first title over the Cavs when Cleveland was largely without Kyrie Irving and Kevin Love, and beat the Rockets last spring after Chris Paul suffered a series-ending hamstring injury -- then you get plenty of rings. The beauty of the Cousins situation is the Warriors don’t need him during the regular season. This was mentioned more than a few times by rival general managers and coaches in Vegas. Cousins’ rehab is expected to require another five or six months -- full recovery form Achilles surgery is usually a year -- yet there’s no rush. Golden State won 73 games a few years ago without him and won 58 games last season on cruise control. They can wait until next spring, where Cousins could return, say, in March and use the final few weeks as a warm-up for the playoffs. After using the likes of the plodding Zaza Pachulia and quirky JaVale McGee in the middle, the Warriors are legit at center. Cousins fits the Warriors’ style because he can shoot 3s and is a willing and efficient passer from the high and low post. “That’s really an area where they’ve struggled and been inconsistent,” said Gentry, a former Warriors assistant coach before taking the top job in New Orleans. “It’s going to be a position where they make an upgrade." Meanwhile, Houston lost Trevor Ariza and Luc Mbah a Moute, a pair of athletic swingmen, this summer from free agency and therefore aren’t a better team on paper than last season, although the Rockets might soon add Carmelo Anthony, for whatever that’s worth. The Lakers welcome LeBron, but they didn’t get Paul George, who stayed in Oklahoma City, and the idea of trading for Kawhi Leonard this season remains a fantasy, at least for now. Which means the Warriors are once again the odds on favorites across town in the Vegas casinos to sip champagne next June. “Hey, that’s the NBA,” said Gentry with a shrug. “It’s supposed to be that way. You’re supposed to put out the best team you can. It’s up to the rest of us to catch them. They’ve put together a great team, drafted great, and guys in free agency wanted to come there. That’s what it’s all about. We have to pick up our game, it’s not that they should say, 'Oh we’re too good, let’s give away players.’ We all have to find a way to catch them, not them coming back to us.” Damian Lillard, the star guard for the Trail Blazers, spoke for the field when he said: “It's just going to get tougher and tougher. It is what it's always been, but just a little tougher. But you know what? Once the season starts, we gotta go. Nobody’s got time to be out there, not having fun and being stressed and all that BS. We gotta find to make it happen.” Twenty-nine teams, and especially the contenders in the West, are at a disadvantage regarding the Warriors because of a lack of All-Stars; not only do the Warriors now have five, but they’re all in their prime years. It’s one thing to try to be as good as the Warriors. Nowadays, you must rise to their level of luck as well. Veteran NBA writer Shaun Powell has worked for newspapers and other publications for more than 25 years. You can e-mail him here or follow him on Twitter. The views on this page do not necessarily reflect the views of the NBA, its clubs or Turner Broadcasting. .....»»

Source: Abscbn AbscbnCategory: SportsJul 12th, 2018Related News

Michele Roberts re-elected executive director of NBPA

NBPA press release NEW YORK -- Michele Roberts was re-elected as Executive Director of the National Basketball Players Association (NBPA) at Tuesday's (Wednesday, PHL time) annual summer meeting of the Board of NBA Player Representatives. The Board of Player Representatives and the Executive Committee voted unanimously to approve another four-year term for Ms. Roberts, who has served as Executive Director since September 2014. “I am honored that the players have put their trust in me for another four years,” said NBPA Executive Director Michele Roberts. “It has been a pleasure to work on their behalf and I believe we as a union have accomplished a lot in addition to negotiating the latest collective bargaining agreement. I look forward to continuing to serve the best interests of the players by using my voice and my position to advocate on their behalf.” Ms. Roberts will continue to work alongside NBPA President Chris Paul, who himself was recently re-elected to a second four-year term in 2017. “Our goal when we hired Michele was to take back our union,” said NBPA President Chris Paul. “With her leadership and guidance, we have not only accomplished that but we have also established the NBPA as one of the strongest and most active unions in all of professional sports. She is truly an invaluable asset and I am thrilled that we will get to continue our work together.” Paul leads the NBPA’s Executive Committee whose other members include First Vice President LeBron James, Secretary-Treasurer Anthony Tolliver and Vice Presidents Carmelo Anthony, Stephen Curry, Pau Gasol, Andre Iguodala, CJ McCollum and Garrett Temple......»»

Source: Abscbn AbscbnCategory: SportsJul 11th, 2018Related News

Rockets lose Cameroon s Mbah a Moute, seek Carmelo-report

FILE - Carmelo Anthony #7 of the Oklahoma City Thunder cheers from the bench in the first half during Game Three of Round One of the 2018 NBA Playoffs against the Utah Jazz at Vivint Smart Home Are.....»»

Source: Philippinetimes PhilippinetimesCategory: NewsJul 10th, 2018Related News

PBA: Gutsy Grey rescues Globalport from elimination in Commissioner’s Cup

With Ed Daqioag all over him, Jonathan Grey launched the shot that would end or extend Globalport’s campaign in the 2018 PBA Commissioner’s Cup. Grey’s corner triple found the bottom of the net and proved to be the difference for the Batang Pier who rallied from as much as 12 points down to stun top-seeded Rain or Shine, 114-113, on Tuesday at the Araneta Coliseum. The second-year swingman wound up with a conference-high 22 points, the last three of which rescued his team from elimination. Eighth-seeded Globalport found itself chasing down the Elasto Painters for majority of the matchup. Rain or Shine even had a 12-point lead at the midway mark of the third quarter and was still ahead, 112-110, inside the last two minutes. Grey and Maverick Ahanmisi then traded splits from the stripe to put the score at 113-111 in favor of E-Painters with 16.2 ticks to go on the clock. Off a timeout, head coach Pido Jarencio put the ball, and his trust, on his starting guard who did nothing but come through. Rain or Shine still had 11.2 seconds to make something happen, but reinforcement Reggie Johnson bobbled the inbound pass from Chris Tiu and both of Johnson and Ahanmisi missed their game-tying tries. When the buzzer sounded, Jarencio and his wards were celebrating a stunning upset of the top seed that forces a do-or-die matchup for a semifinals spot on Thursday. Grey had the heroics, but Malcolm White showed the way for the Batang Pier all game long and totalled 28 points and 16 rebounds. Stanley Pringle was also all over the court and finished with 21 markers, nine boards, and nine assists. For the Elasto Painters, Johnson topped the scoring column with 24 points on top of 15 rebounds and six assists. Five other teammates were also in double-digits, including Raymond Almazan who had his own 17-point, 11-rebound double-double. Without an answer for Grey’s heroics, though, they have just lost their twice-to-beat advantage in the quarterfinals. BOX SCORES GLOBALPORT 114 – White 28, Grey 22, Pringle 21, Anthony 11, Elorde 7, Taha 6, Tautuaa 6, Javelona 4, Espinas 3, Guinto 3, Teng 3, Arana 0 RAIN OR SHINE 113 – Johnson 24, Almazan 17, Yap 16, Ahanmisi 15, Daquioag 14, Tiu 10, Norwood 9, Belga 8, Torres 0 QUARTER SCORES: 24-26, 52-60, 83-91, 114-113 —— Follow this writer on Twitter, @riegogogo......»»

Source: Abscbn AbscbnCategory: SportsJul 10th, 2018Related News

Trump nominates Brett Kavanaugh to the US Supreme Court – Al Jazeera

US President Donald Trump has nominated federal appeals Judge Brett Kavanaugh to replace retiring Justice Anthony Kennedy on the Supreme Court. Trump made the […].....»»

Source: Mindanaoexaminer MindanaoexaminerCategory: NewsJul 10th, 2018Related News

Rockets seek Carmelo Anthony after losing Mbah a Moute

LOS ANGELES, USA – Facing a major frontline talent loss, the Rockets are hoping to add 4-time US Olympian Carmelo Anthony, who is expected to have his contract bought out by Oklahoma City and become a free agent before the end of next week. Cameroonian free agent forward Luc Mbah a ........»»

Source: Rappler RapplerCategory: NewsJul 10th, 2018Related News

‘Ant-Man and the Wasp’ review: Bite-sized marvels

Coming at the heels of the enormity of scope of Anthony and Joe Russo’s Avengers: Infinity War (2018), Peyton Reed’s Ant-Man and the Wasp feels modest and minuscule, which is surprisingly a very good thing. Comedy, caper and camp Given that the trajectory of superhero movies seems ........»»

Source: Rappler RapplerCategory: NewsJul 8th, 2018Related News

Shawn Pyfrom on surviving depression

Shawn Pyfrom--INSTAGRAM In his official website, former 'Desperate Housewives' actor Shawn Pyfrom recently revealed his serious bouts of depression, and the impact the late Anthony Bourda.....»»

Source: Philippinetimes PhilippinetimesCategory: NewsJul 8th, 2018Related News

Thunder, Anthony to part ways before NBA season-report

FILE - This is an April 25, 2018, file photo showing Oklahoma City Thunder forward Carmelo Anthony (7) during Game 5 of an NBA basketball first-round playoff series against the Utah Jazz, in Oklaho.....»»

Source: Philippinetimes PhilippinetimesCategory: NewsJul 7th, 2018Related News

Thunder, Anthony to part ways before NBA season—report

Carmelo Anthony and the Oklahoma City Thunder will part ways before next NBA season begins, ESPN reported Friday, saying the move could save the Thunder more than $100 million. The 34-year-old forward from Brooklyn opted into his $27.9 million deal for next season knowing that plans to scale back his role to a reserve doesn't fit with his desires. Anthony, a four-time Olympian and three-time gold medalist, is the all-time US scoring and rebounds leader but the 10-time All-Star has struggled in 15 NBA seasons, never playing in the NBA Finals. Anthony averaged a career-low 16.2 points, 5.8 rebounds and 1.3 assists last season for Oklahoma City, which went 48-34 but lost to U...Keep on reading: Thunder, Anthony to part ways before NBA season—report.....»»

Source: Inquirer InquirerCategory: Jul 7th, 2018Related News

Bourdain leaves bulk of $1.2M estate to 11-year-old daughter

        NEW YORK --- Globe-trotting chef, author and TV host Anthony Bourdain was worth $1.2 million when he died last month and left most of the estate to his 11-year-old daughter, according to court papers filed this week in New York. Bourdain's will and related papers show assets including $425,000 in cash and savings, $250,000 in personal property, $500,000 in intangibles like royalties and residuals, and $35,000 in a brokerage account. The documents also list a $1.1 million mortgage. The 61-year-old Bourdain was found dead June 8 in an apparent suicide in his hotel room in Kaysersberg, France, an ancient village where he was working on hi...Keep on reading: Bourdain leaves bulk of $1.2M estate to 11-year-old daughter.....»»

Source: Inquirer InquirerCategory: Jul 7th, 2018Related News

Trump weighs mulls 2 or 3 for court, to meet with Pence

The list of contenders to fill a Supreme Court vacancy by retiring Justice Anthony Kennedy is narrowing, with President Donald Trump telling reporters that he’s focused on two or three people ahead of his Monday announcement. Trump weighs mulls 2 or 3 for court, to meet with Pence The list of contenders to fill a… link: Trump weighs mulls 2 or 3 for court, to meet with Pence.....»»

Source: Manilainformer ManilainformerCategory: Jul 6th, 2018Related News

PBA: Ginebra enters playoffs with a 5-game winning streak

Brgy. Ginebra's comeback is complete. The Gin Kings smashed Globalport Friday at the Cuneta Astrodome, scoring a 116-98 win in the 2018 PBA Commissioner's Cup. The Gin Kings already advanced to the quarterfinals earlier by virtue of Alaska's win over Phoenix but Ginebra will now enter the playoffs with a five-game winning streak for a 6-5 record. Just a couple of weeks ago, Ginebra was at 1-5 and in the brink of elimination. Now, they somehow found a way to avoid a twice-to-beat disadvantage. "I thought we scored well, we hit shots but I thought we created a lot of offense off our defense," head coach Tim Cone said. "That's what we're trying to do for the last five games," he added. With a top-6 spot on the line, the Gin Kings came out firing, scoring the first seven points of the game. That set the tone early as Ginebra dominated the rest of the way, leading by as many as 23 points in the second half, 81-58. Justin Brownlee had a big performance, firing 36 points to go along with 11 rebounds and six rebounds. Four locals scored in double figures led by 19 from Japeth Aguilar while Scottie Thompson posted a triple-double of 10 points, 10 rebounds, and 11 assists. The Batang Pier dropped to 5-6 and will like have a twice-to-beat disadvantage in the quarterfinals. Malcolm White led the team in scoring with 19 points.   The Scores: Ginebra (116): 36, Aguilar 19, Devance 16, Tenorio 11, Thompson 10, Slaughter 8, Ferrer 4, Chan 4, Mercado 3, Cruz 3, Caguioa 2, Manuel 0, Caperal 0, Mariano 0 GlobalPort (98): White 19, Tautuaa 15, Pringle 14, Anthony 14, Taha 10, Grey 6, Espinas 6, Elorde 4, Guinto 4, Teng 3, Arana 3, Javelona 0, Flores 0 Quarter scores: 30-25, 58-45, 88-72, 116-98   --- Follow this writer on Twitter, @paullintag8.....»»

Source: Abscbn AbscbnCategory: SportsJul 6th, 2018Related News

Joshua lines up Wembley for fights in September and April

FILE - In this file photo dated Tuesday, Jan. 16, 2018, World Heavyweight boxer Anthony Joshua walks in front of his own picture after a media conference in London. Joshua's next two fights ar.....»»

Source: Philippinetimes PhilippinetimesCategory: NewsJul 6th, 2018Related News

DOST to help build wastewater treatment facility in Davao

DAVAO CITY (MindaNews / 4 July) — The Department of Science and Technology (DOST) 11 will assist the city government in constructing a vertical helophyte filter system (VHFS), a technology that treats wastewater, at the city-run Maa slaughterhouse this year. DOST 11 director Anthony C. Sales told a press briefing on Wednesday that the agency […].....»»

Source: Mindanews MindanewsCategory: NewsJul 4th, 2018Related News

Lana decries piracy of Urian screeners

'Anino sa Likod ng Buwan' (from left): LJ Reyes, Anthony Falcon and Adrian Alandy Filmmaker Jun Robles Lana took to Twitter recently to complain that two of his films, 'Mga Kuwentong.....»»

Source: Philippinetimes PhilippinetimesCategory: NewsJul 3rd, 2018Related News

FIBA WORLD CUP ASIAN QUALIFIERS: Boomers regret ugly brawl with Gilas Pilipinas

BOCAUE, BULACAN --- In the immediate aftermath of the ugly brawl between Gilas Pilipinas and Australia Monday at the Philippine Arena here during the first round of the 2019 FIBA World Cup Asian Qualifiers, the Australian Basketball Federation has released another statement. Anthony Moore, the Chief Executive of Basketball Australia regrets what happened in the highly-anticipated match. [Related: FIBA WORLD CUP ASIAN QUALIFIERS: Gilas-Australia match ends in ugly brawl] Late in the third period, a free for all broke out sparked by an incident involving the Philippines' RR Pogoy and Australia's Chris Goulding. The Gilas bench was cleared as the Pinoys went after the Boomers. After the dust settled, four Australians were ejected and Gilas lost nine players. The game continued until the Philippines only had Baser Amer eligible. Australia ended up winning by default with the final score of 89-53. [Related: FIBA WORLD CUP ASIAN QUALIFIERS: Gilas loses to Australia by default after fight-marred game] "Basketball Australia deeply regrets the incident in tonight’s match between the Boomers and the Philippines in Manila," Moore said in the statement. "We are extremely disappointed with what happened and our role in it," he added. FIBA is yet to release any official statement on the matter although initial word is that basketball's world governing body will review everything. A decision should come out in the next couple of days. “This is not the spirit in which sport should be played and certainly not in the spirit in which we aim to play basketball," Moore said. "We apologise to our fans and will await the penalties to be handed down," he added.   --- Follow this writer on Twitter, @paullintag8 .....»»

Source: Abscbn AbscbnCategory: SportsJul 2nd, 2018Related News

PH, Papua New Guinea sign up for more flights

The Philippines and Papua New Guinea sealed a new air deal increasing flights between the two countries. Carmelo Arcilla, executive director of the Civil Aeronautics Board, said the agreement signe.....»»

Source: Philippinetimes PhilippinetimesCategory: NewsJul 2nd, 2018Related News