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Source: Bworldonline BworldonlineCategory: NewsJan 11th, 2019Related News

Agut rules Qatar Open

DOHA, Qatar — Roberto Bautista Agut followed up his shock victory over world number one Novak Djokovic by lifting the Qatar Open title on Saturday. The Spaniard ground out a hard-fought victory in three sets against the Czech Republic’s Tomas Berdych, winning 6-4, 3-6, 6-3 in the finals. “It’s been a fantastic week for me,” […].....»»

Source: Tribune TribuneCategory: NewsJan 6th, 2019Related News

Lakers lose LeBron James to groin injury, rout Warriors

By Janie McCauley, Associated Press OAKLAND, Calif. (AP) — The Los Angeles Lakers lost LeBron James in the third quarter to a strained left groin then went out and beat the two-time defending champions without him Tuesday night (Wednesday, PHL time), getting King James’ 17 points, 13 rebounds and five assists before the injury in a surprising 127-101 rout of the Golden State Warriors. James grabbed at his left groin area with 7:51 left in the third after slipping under the Warriors’ basket while trying for a loose ball. He tried to stretch it out, awkwardly walked toward the Lakers bench trying to loosen up before leaving on his own though gingerly out the tunnel for the locker room. Stephen Curry made consecutive three's shortly after James exited, and the Warriors got within 78-76 at the 2:48 mark of the third — but Kyle Kuzma and the persistent Lakers stayed at it every possession. Curry wound up with 15 points but the home fans had seen enough well before the final buzzer and headed out for the rest of Christmas. Kuzma contributed 19 points with a pretty baseline triple late, Ivica Zubac had 18 points and 11 rebounds and Rajon Rondo 15 points and 10 assists off the bench as the Lakers snapped an 11-game losing streak on the Warriors’ home floor since a 118-115 overtime win Dec. 22, 2012. Los Angeles also ended a seven-game skid overall in the rivalry with its first win in the series since March 6, 2016. James made it look easy early on shooting over Jonas Jerebko and Kevon Looney. James hit a turnaround jumper at the 4:39 mark of the second quarter to put the Lakers ahead 52-37 and L.A. led 65-50 at the break. It was James’ second straight Christmas game at Oracle Arena after playing here with the Cavaliers last year and losing 99-92. Lakers coach Luke Walton — a former Warriors top assistant and dear friend of Steve Kerr — got some time with his Hall of Fame dad, Bill, before the game and a few moments to catch up with Curry and share holiday greetings in the hallway after the two-time MVP’s warmup routine. Kevin Durant, playing on a tender left ankle, had 21 points, seven rebounds and seven assists. Andre Iguodala came off the bench and made his initial five shots and 7-of-9 by halftime on the way to a season-high 23 points while also handling some of the load defending James. Golden State shot just 9-for-36 from deep, Curry going 2-of-8 and Durant 3-for-8. MCGEE’s RING DELAYED Lakers center JaVale McGee was still sick with a respiratory infection and missed his fifth straight game, didn’t travel and missed his scheduled moment to receive his championship ring. That will now happen Feb. 2 (Feb. 3, PHL time) when the Lakers return to Oracle Arena. McGee was one of three big men who rotated in Steve Kerr’s rotation on the way to a repeat title. “I’m happy for JaVale. He’s getting more of a chance to play with the Lakers than he did with us,” Kerr said. “We had a lot of centers play a really important role for us the last couple of years. He was fantastic and we loved having him here. Wish he was here and that we could give him his ring today, but we’ll do it next time. Very happy for him and his success this year.” TIP-INS Lakers: Zubac shot 9-for-10. ... The Lakers had lost 3-of-4, so this meant a lot. ... Los Angeles improved to 5-6 on the road vs. the Western Conference. ... Tyson Chandler, who had been questionable with back spasms after he missed Sunday’s (Monday, PHL time) game against Memphis, returned and played 16 minutes. Warriors: Iguodala reached double figures for the fourth time this season. ... Curry and Draymond Green each picked up two early fouls, and Green fouled out with 5:36 left. He was limited to four points, five assists and five rebounds. ... Golden State is 12-16 on Christmas and 6-5 at home. UP NEXT Lakers: At Sacramento on Thursday (Friday, PHL time). Warriors: Host Portland on Thursday (Friday, PHL time)......»»

Source: Abscbn AbscbnCategory: SportsDec 26th, 2018Related News

[OPINION] Philippines-U.S. friendship rings stronger in 2018

Mabuhay, Pilipinas! The holiday season is a time of celebration and reflection. Looking back over the past 12 months, 2018 was a fantastic year for the Philippine-United States relationship. I'm proud of all that we accomplished with our Philippine friends and partners to improve livelihoods, spur greater ........»»

Source: Rappler RapplerCategory: NewsDec 22nd, 2018Related News

‘Aquaman’ and ‘Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse’ dominate December box office

Long-awaited superhero flicks “Aquaman” and “Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse” won the hearts of the moviegoers in December 2018, as revealed by their startling performance at the year-end box office. DC Films’ “Aquaman” on Thursday December 19 reached the $300 million mark in worldwide revenues and is expected to beat “A Star is Born” and “Fantastic […] The post ‘Aquaman’ and ‘Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse’ dominate December box office appeared first on Interaksyon......»»

Source: Interaksyon InteraksyonCategory: TopDec 20th, 2018Related News

‘Aquaman’ sees off ‘Spider-Man’ to retain top spot at global box office

The DC superhero holds on to the top spot at the global box office, adding $126.4 million to its total grosses. "Aquaman" is followed by "Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse" in second place and "The Grinch" in third. Now out in some 40 countries, "Aquaman" has grossed $261.3 million since opening in China Dec. 7. This week, the superhero, played by Jason Momoa, sees off competition from "Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse" which grossed $56.4 million. "The Grinch" comes in third place with $34.9 million. "Bohemian Rhapsody" and "Fantastic Beasts: Crimes of Grindelwald" are both still hanging on in the top 10, totaling $636 million and $596 million respectively since release. T...Keep on reading: ‘Aquaman’ sees off ‘Spider-Man’ to retain top spot at global box office.....»»

Source: Inquirer InquirerCategory: Dec 17th, 2018Related News

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Source: Manilainformer ManilainformerCategory: Dec 1st, 2018Related News

UAAP Women s Basketball: Lady Tamaraws back in the Finals after four years, eliminate UST

After four years, the Far Eastern University is back in the UAAP Women's Basketball Finals after overcoming the hungry University of Santo Tomas, 68-66, in a thrilling step-ladder semifinals match Wednesday afternoon at the Araneta Coliseum. It was nip and tuck in the first three quarters but a Clare Castro triple with 1:50 left brought FEU ahead by five points, 47-42. It was the shot that turned the momentum around as the Tamaraws stretched the lead to 10 points. However, UST did not let go without a fight. Courtesy of Season MVP Grace Irebu's three triples and Sai Larosa's fast breaks, the Tigresses chopped the lead down to one, 59-60, with four minutes left. It was a dogfight since then but in the end, FEU held on to their 68-66 lead as they the Tigresses' Jastine Capilit failed to convert a game-tying shot in the game's final play. As the final buzzer sounded, the Tamaraws all jumped in glee as the Tigresses collapsed in despair. UST settled with another third place finish while FEU advanced to the Finals. Castro carried the Lady Tamaraws with 32 points and 15 rebounds. She was heavily credited by FEU head coach Bert Flores for their fantastic run this Season 81. "Hindi namin ine-expect na umabot kami ng Finals. Yung team kasi namin, anim ang nawala," shared Flores, "Pag wala si Clare, ang liliit namin, para kaming minions. Parang may rebounder kami, may [Junemar] Fajardo. Ang laking bagay ni Clare, pasalamat ako sa kanya." He also mentioned how Castro's presence empowers other players to perform as well. Fatima Quiapo produced 12 points and six rebounds while Nina Antiola scored nine points, four rebounds, and four assists. UST's Irebu scored 28 points, 13 rebounds, and four assists. Tantoy Ferrer added 11 points and four rebounds while Sai Larosa had 10 points, eight rebounds, and five assists. Castro credited her experience guarding Irebu in the semifinals as something she can use to sharpen her skills as she faces National University's Rhena Itesi and Jack Animam in the Finals. "Siyempre si Irebu yung katapat ko na pwera pa sa NU eh, so yung mga post-ups ko kanina, parang ano rin siya na preparation na rin siya sa NU kasi kung sa ibang team seal ako ng seal, pasa lang sa akin. Eh yun malalaki so kailangan ko gawan ng paraan para makakuha ako ng bola," Castro shared. The Lady Tamaraws will face the dynastic Lady Bulldogs for the best-of-three Finals series starting on December 1, Saturday at the Mall of Asia Arena. The Scores: FEU 68 -- Castro 32, Quiapo 12, Antiola 9, Mamaril 7, Taguiam 5, Bahuyan 3, Vidal 0, Bastatas 0, Abat 0, Adriano 0, Payadon 0. UST 66 -- Irebu 28, Ferrer 11, Larosa 10, Capilit 9, Portillo 5, Rivera 3, Aujero 0, Tacatac 0, Sangalang 0, Magat 0, Gonzales 0. Quarters: 16-12, 31-30, 53-43, 68-66......»»

Source: Abscbn AbscbnCategory: SportsNov 28th, 2018Related News

New & lsquo;Fantastic Beasts& rsquo; film casts a winning box-office spell

New & lsquo;Fantastic Beasts& rsquo; film casts a winning box-office spell.....»»

Source: Thestandard ThestandardCategory: MoviesNov 20th, 2018Related News

5 reasons why ‘Fantastic Beasts’ is next best thing to ‘Harry Potter’

“Fantastic Beasts, the Crimes of Grindelwald” is the second chapter to “Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them,” which debuted two years ago......»»

Source: Philstar PhilstarCategory: NewsNov 19th, 2018Related News

Fantastic Beasts: The Crimes of Grindelwald review: Grounding the magic

There is a lot happening in David Yates’ Fantastic Beasts: The Crimes of Grindelwald, the sequel to Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them (2016), which in turn is the precursor to the events that surrounded the seven novels about an orphan who attends a magic school and becomes ........»»

Source: Rappler RapplerCategory: NewsNov 18th, 2018Related News

Knowledge Channel screens & lsquo;Fantastic Beasts& rsquo; to raise funds for children

Knowledge Channel screens & lsquo;Fantastic Beasts& rsquo; to raise funds for children.....»»

Source: Thestandard ThestandardCategory: MoviesNov 14th, 2018Related News

Filipino illustrators join comic book world in farewell to Stan Lee

Filipino comic book creators are bidding thanks and farewell to legendary comic book creator Stan Lee, who passed away early on Tuesday, November 13 at the age of 95. The famed comic book writer who co-created beloved characters such as Spider-Man, the X-Men, Captain America, the Hulk, the Fantastic Four, Daredevil and Iron Man who […] The post Filipino illustrators join comic book world in farewell to Stan Lee appeared first on Interaksyon......»»

Source: Interaksyon InteraksyonCategory: TopNov 13th, 2018Related News

Threeforall: Bucks become latest team to set a 3-point mark

By Tim Reynolds, Associated Press The best 3-point shooter who ever lived, at least in terms of volume, is Ray Allen. Boston used to have him. Milwaukee used to have him. And he doesn’t figure into either franchise’s greatest single-game 3-point barrage. With NBA records being set from 3-point range this season — Golden State’s Klay Thompson has already busted the mark for 3s in a game with 14, one more than the standard his fellow Warriors sharpshooter Stephen Curry established in 2016, the league is well on its way to making more shots from beyond the arc than ever before. The record, set last season, is 25,807. The NBA is on pace this season to make about 27,300 shots from 3-point land. Now, not even three full weeks into this season, five teams have broken their own franchise record for 3s in a game. The most recent entry into that club was Milwaukee, which connected on 22 3s — on 56 tries, as opposed to 39 from inside the arc — in its 144-109 win over Sacramento on Sunday (Monday, PHL time). The Bucks used 13 players, with everyone trying at least one shot from 3-point range and 11 connecting on at least one triple. It was the second time this season the Bucks tried more 3s than 2s. Number of times in Bucks history that happened before this season? Zero. “We’ll just hopefully keep pushing that record, whatever it is,” Bucks coach Mike Budenholzer said. “See if we can get more. ... Good for us to know that we’re pushing that envelope and we want to be great behind that 3-point line.” The Bucks aren’t alone in their quest for 3-point greatness. Boston, which has had 3-point stars like Larry Bird, Paul Pierce, Antoine Walker and Allen in its rich history, made a team-record 24 3-pointers last week against the Bucks. The Celtics came into this season with 19 3s in a game being their franchise mark; they’ve made 19 or more twice already this season. “We took what the defense gave us,” Celtics coach Brad Stevens said after the barrage of 24 3s. Fueled by Thompson’s 14 3s in Chicago, the Warriors set a team record that night with 24 makes from deep. Atlanta set a team mark with 22 3-pointers against Cleveland, and Utah connected on its record of 19 in a loss to Golden State. “This is the NBA right now,” Miami coach Erik Spoelstra said. Curry is shooting more 3s per game than ever, making more 3s per game than ever — and doing it more accurately than ever. He’s already made 59 3s through the Warriors’ first 10 games, and is shooting 51 percent from deep. Curry is fifth all-time in 3-pointers made with 2,188. Allen is the record-holder with 2,973, a mark Curry is on pace to get in about two years. MUST GET 100 In this NBA, if a team doesn’t score 100 points, they’re not winning. Then again, getting to 100 doesn’t guarantee anything either. Teams that score 100 points or more are 134-99 this season, meaning they win 57.5 percent of the time. Those who don’t score 100 are 5-40, or winning 11.1 percent of the time. That’s a big change from recent years. Last season, teams over 100 won 62.2 percent of the time, and teams that didn’t score 100 won 20.8 percent of the time. A decade ago, those scoring 100 won at a 69.4 percent clip, and those not reaching the century mark won 30.8 percent of the time. THE WEEK AHEAD A six-pack of games to watch this week ... — Minnesota at L.A. Clippers, Monday (Tuesday, PHL time): Jimmy Butler had the Clippers among those on his radar when this trade saga started. — Philadelphia at Indiana, Wednesday (Thursday, PHL time): Joel Embiid’s numbers are fantastic, but Myles Turner is another great young big guy. — Milwaukee at Golden State, Thursday (Friday, PHL time): Bucks have been one of the season’s top early stories, and now get the ultimate test. — Boston at Utah, Friday (Saturday, PHL time): This will be Gordon Hayward’s 262nd time playing in Salt Lake City, and his first in a Celtics uniform. — Houston at San Antonio, Saturday (Sunday, PHL time): Spurs are 14-7 in last 21 with Rockets, and the teams play three times before Christmas. — Atlanta at L.A. Lakers, Sunday (next Monday, PHL time): Hawks rookie Kevin Huerter was LeBron James’ scrimmage teammate at a Nike camp in 2015. ON THE MOVE Now that the Tyson Chandler buyout by the Phoenix Suns has been completed, he’s expected to be on the Los Angeles Lakers’ roster later this week once he clears waivers. Portland coach Terry Stotts, who was a Dallas assistant when Chandler was with the Mavericks, said it’ll be a good move for the Lakers. “I like Tyson Chandler,” Stotts said. “Great teammate, obviously that was a few years ago but he impacts the game at the defensive end. He’s a great locker room guy. ... He’s all about winning. So, any team that has Tyson is going to be better for it.” ___ AP Sports Writer Anne M. Peterson in Portland, Oregon contributed......»»

Source: Abscbn AbscbnCategory: SportsNov 5th, 2018Related News

Fil-Am Hernando Plannels named New Zealand U-17 Women s Basketball coach

Basketball New Zealand announced that they have hired Fil-Am Hernando Planells as the head coach of the Women's U-17 National Basketball squad. Planells, an associate head coach and recuiting coordinator for the Duke Blue Devils women's basketball team, was a consultant for the UE Red Warriors program a few years ago.  His mother, Carmen, is a Filipina from Cagayan de Oro, while his father, Hernando, Sr., is from Spain. "We are extremely fortunate to attract these high-quality coaches to New Zealand for our junior national team program. Not only will we tap into the knowledge of these well credentialed, well-connected and experienced coaches, but more importantly they will also be fantastic mentors for a group of aspiring coaches who have been eager for more development opportunities," says High Performance director Leonard King.   "We are going to be strategic in our approach, and target some up-and-coming Kiwi coaches and place them beside Aaron and Hernando. The plan is to have those assistants taking that knowledge into their own head-coach roles down the track." Planells has an extensive resume in basketball, and has coached in the sport for two decades. He has handled players in both the women's and men's scene, including Elizabeth Williams, Lexie Brown, and Chelsea Gray of the WNBA, and Avery Bradley of the L.A. Clippers. Hailing from Los Angeles, Planells has also dabbed with work in Hollywood, serving as choreographer in some of the big sports movies of the past decades. Unforgettable scenes which involved basketball in movies such as The Longest Yard, Spider-Man 3, Semi Pro, and Coach Carter's were overseen by Plannels himself. "I’d like to thank Basketball New Zealand, Leonard King, Coach Guy Molloy and Coach Paul Henare, for giving me this amazing opportunity. And many thanks to Duke and my head coach Joanne P McCallie and staff for supporting me in this exciting venture," shared Planells......»»

Source: Abscbn AbscbnCategory: SportsNov 5th, 2018Related News

Nikki Haley suddenly resigns as Trump s UN ambassador

WASHINGTON, DC, USA (3rd UPDATE) – Nikki Haley abruptly resigned Tuesday, October 9, as the US ambassador to the United Nations, in the latest departure from President Donald Trump's often shifting national security team. Meeting Haley in the Oval Office, Trump said she had done a "fantastic job" and would stay ........»»

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

Nikki Haley suddenly resigns as Trump’s UN ambassador

WASHINGTON, United States -- Nikki Haley abruptly resigned Tuesday as the US ambassador to the United Nations, in the latest departure from President Donald Trump's often shifting national security team. Meeting Haley in the Oval Office, Trump said she had done a "fantastic job" and would stay on to the end of the year. "She told me probably six months ago," Trump told reporters, that '"I want to take a little time off.'" A successor will be named "in the next two or three weeks," he said. However, Haley was coy on her reasons for quitting, saying only that it was "important to understand when it's time to stand aside" after a string of challenging jobs. US media repor...Keep on reading: Nikki Haley suddenly resigns as Trump’s UN ambassador.....»»

Source: Inquirer InquirerCategory: Oct 9th, 2018Related News

Nagini s reveal in Fantastic Beasts hints future Voldemort appearance

Weekly , the prequel will show Nagini's humble beginnings as a woman performing at the Circus Arcanus. Claudia told the publication that we can expect a new side of the villain. 'You'.....»»

Source: Philippinetimes PhilippinetimesCategory: NewsSep 26th, 2018Related News

The final Fantastic Beasts: The Crimes of Grindelwald trailer has finally dropped

MANILA, Philippines - As the premiere of the highly-anticipated fantasy sequel nears, many Fantastic Beasts fans couldn’t contain their excitement over the recent release of the Fantastic Beasts: The Crimes of Grindelwald final trailer and the mystery clues they say lurk within it.  Did you catch them? ........»»

Source: Rappler RapplerCategory: NewsSep 26th, 2018Related News

ONE Championship: Danny Kingad motivated by friend Joshua Pacio s title win

In August of 2017, Team Lakay strawweight star Joshua Pacio hit a bump on his road back to title challenger status.  Pacio was fresh off a fantastic unanimous decision win over former champion Dejdamrong Sor Amnuaysirichoke, and looked to continue his momentum by taking out then-newcomer Hayato Suzuki in Macau.  The larger Suzuki instead overpowered Pacio en route to a submission win in the first round.  It was a tough pill to swallow for Pacio, who suddenly saw his hopes of fighting for a world championship once more get derailed.  Consoling him every step of the way was his Team Lakay brother and training partner Danny Kingad, who wasn't booked to fight on the card, but was there to help his buddy out.  It was a testament of just how close these two young guns from Baguio were.  Fast-forward over a year later, Pacio had finally earned another shot at the ONE Strawweight World Championship, and he was able to capture it by beating Yoshitaka Naito in the main event of ONE Championship: Conquest of Heroes in Jakarta, Indonesia.  Just as he was there in the tough times, Kingad was also there in what is the pinnacle of Pacio's career so far. Kingad was also victorious earlier that night, defeating Japanese newcomer Yuya Wakamatsu via unanimous decision.  But as happy as he was with his own victory, it seemed like he was even happier for his training partner's title win.  "Yun yung hinihintay ko," Kingad said with a smile. "Kasi bago kami nung nag-debut, yung gusto naming dalawa yung kami lang dalawa, kaya ayun, natupad din, talagang binigay ni God yung panalo." Considered by many as the futures of Philippine MMA, Pacio and Kingad, both 22 years old, made their ONE Championship debuts back on the same card in 2016. Since then, the two have put their respective divisions on notice.  Kingad has also challenged for a world championship once before, but then-champion Adriano Moraes made quick work of the young Team Lakay star.  Now, with his training partner ruling over the strawweight division, Kingad says he's more motivated than ever to get back to title contender status.  "Very happy ako kay Joshua, kasi yung pagka-bata niya pa, nakuha na niya yung belt." Kingad shared. "Parang na-motivate ko na mag-training ng mag-training."  Kingad is currently riding a three-fight winning streak of his own, and says he's targeting a matchup against former flyweight title holder Kairat Akhmetov, who was also victorious in Jakarta against China's Ma Hao Bin.  A win over Akhmetov certainly puts him back into contender status.  Ruling over the flyweight division, however, is another one of Kingad's teammates in Geje Eustaquio.  Kingad has already made it clear that out of respect, he won't be fighting his senior. "Syempre, di ako papayag na kalabanin ko siya. Senior ko siya eh," Kingad said. "Bago pa man ako pumasok sa ONE, andun na siya na tinuturuan ako. Parang malaking respeto ko na lang sa kanya 'yun, kasi pag wala siya, di ako makaka-aral ng techniques sa kanya." .....»»

Source: Abscbn AbscbnCategory: SportsSep 24th, 2018Related News