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DepEd to hold 2017 National Schools Press Conference - GMA News

DepEd to hold 2017 National Schools Press Conference - GMA News.....»»

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Pagadian hosts 2017 National Schools Press Conference - Minda News

Pagadian hosts 2017 National Schools Press Conference - Minda News.....»»

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T-wolves' Rubio to miss Nuggets game for personal reasons

em>By Jon Krawczynski, Associated Press /em> MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — Minnesota Timberwolves point guard Ricky Rubio will miss the game on Sunday (Monday, PHL time) against the Denver Nuggets, but it has nothing to do with the trade rumors that have surrounded him of late. Rubio left the team on Friday (Saturday, PHL time) for personal reasons and will not rejoin the Wolves until late Sunday or Monday, coach Tom Thibodeau said Saturday after practice. Rubio had to return home to Spain, and his brother posted on Instagram that their grandmother had passed away. Rubio did not play in the second half against the Los Angeles Clippers on Thursday (Friday, PHL time) because of tightness in his left hip, but Thibodeau said Saturday (Sunday, PHL time) that was not a concern going forward. Kris Dunn and Tyus Jones filled in admirably, helping the Wolves defeat the Clippers, 104-101. Rubio said after the game he was not concerned about the injury, though it did interrupt an impressive run for the pass-first point guard. In his previous five full games, Rubio was averaging 13.2 points and 14.0 assists, looking more like the playmaker he was earlier in his career. 'I'm playing better, feeling better and the results are there,' Rubio said last week after a win over Oklahoma City. 'But I don't want it to be just a four-game stand. I want to be all season long like that. It's hard. We have a lot of games, but my expectations are high and I keep them high because I work hard to do it.' It has taken time for Rubio to acclimate to a new system in Thibodeau's first year as coach, leading many across the league to believe that the sixth-year pro could be traded to make room for Dunn, the fifth overall pick in last summer's draft. Thibodeau has historically preferred a point guard who is more of a scorer than Rubio, a career 37 percent shooter and a 31 percent shooter from 3-point range. But shooting has never been Rubio's strong suit. He excels at getting others involved, playing good defense and controlling the tempo of the game. With the trade deadline less than a month away, and Rubio on a hot streak, trade chatter has expectedly picked up. The Wolves are just 15-28, though they are 9-10 since a 6-18 start. Still, it's clear that they have a lot of improving to do to become a factor in the Western Conference, and Rubio appears to be one of the few assets they are willing to part with that could fetch a decent player in return. ESPN reported that the Wolves and Detroit Pistons had discussions about a Rubio-for-Reggie Jackson trade, but Pistons coach and team president Stan Van Gundy shot that down on Saturday (Sunday, PHL time). Van Gundy told reporters in Detroit that he texted Jackson to tell him 'this is the crazy season. We're not trading you for Ricky Rubio.' Dunn hasn't been any better as a shooter in his rookie season, making 37.6 percent from the field and shooting a ghastly 27 percent from three-point range. But he had played more than 20 minutes in a game just three times in the previous two months before Rubio's injury on Thursday night (Friday, PHL time). 'When you have shorter minutes, you have to try to be more ready,' Dunn said Saturday (Sunday, PHL time). 'Try to go out there and impact the game right away. You can get the feel when you have more minutes, but I understand. Ricky's a great player. I'm just trying to learn off him.' Dunn likely will start against the Nuggets, with Jones serving as the backup point guard. Dunn said he has been getting more and more comfortable in his first season and will be ready when Thibodeau calls on him. 'I'm starting to understand who I am as a player (and) what's my role on the team,' Dunn said. 'Just figuring out guys, what's their tendencies and trying to understand coach's philosophy.' .....»»

Source: Abscbn AbscbnCategory: SportsJan 21st, 2017Related News

Pinky Webb reveals dream interviews

CNN Philippines senior news anchor Pinky Webb has said that President Rodrigo Duterte and former US President Barrack Obama were some of the personalities she really wanted to do interviews with......»»

Source: Tempo TempoCategory: NewsJan 21st, 2017Related News

Claims Board vows swift processing of human rights reparation —Palace - GMA News

Claims Board vows swift processing of human rights reparation —Palace - GMA News.....»»

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Fire destroys 50 houses in Zamboanga City - ABS-CBN News

Fire destroys 50 houses in Zamboanga City - ABS-CBN News.....»»

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Erap orders intensified probe into Quiapo 'skeleton house' - GMA News

Erap orders intensified probe into Quiapo 'skeleton house' - GMA News.....»»

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Good news, bad news for culture

Good news, bad news for culture.....»»

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DOJ to seek change of trial venue for Mamasapano encounter case - GMA News

DOJ to seek change of trial venue for Mamasapano encounter case - GMA News.....»»

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Pangilinan: LP still willing to support Duterte's policies - GMA News

Pangilinan: LP still willing to support Duterte's policies - GMA News.....»»

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Beermen clinch no. 1 behind Arwind's MVP outing

Looks like Arwind Santos is truly serious about challenging teammate June Mar Fajardo for this season's PBA Most Valuable Player award. The 2013 PBA MVP came away with his biggest performance of the 2017 Philippine Cup so far and led two-time defending champion San Miguel Beer past Globalport, 106-100, Saturday at the Hoops Dome in Lapu-Lapu City, Cebu. Santos finished with a season-high 31 points on an efficient 58 percent shooting from the field. The Spider-Man also added 10 rebounds and two dimes as the Beermen won an eight straight game to officially clinch no. 1 with a near-perfect 9-1 record. With the Batang Pier keeping things close, Arwind scored seven points in the last three minutes that helped turn a 95-93 San Miguel lead into a 105-100 advantage with eight seconds left. Aside from Santos, Marcio Lassiter came through for the champs, finishing with 22 points, while Fajardo dropped a 19-point, 15-rebound double-double in front of his hometown crowd. Stanley Pringle led Globalport with 21 points but running mate Terrence Romeo, who came into the game averaging a league-best 27.6 points per game, struggled for only 16 on 4-of-14 shooting. The loss also put a damper in the Batang Pier's quest for a top-2 spot as they are now stuck in a five-way tie behind the Beermen with a 5-4 mark.   br /> The scores: SAN MIGUEL 106 - Santos 31, Lassiter 22, Fajardo 19, Heruela 10, Garcia 8, Tubid 8, Espinas 5, Ross 2, De Ocampo 1, McCarthy 0. GLOBALPORT 100 - Pringle 21, Romeo 16, Canaleta 14, Cortez 11, Aban 10, Quinahan 9, Pessumal 8, Mamaril 6, Urbiztondo 3, Andrada 2, Maierhofer 0. Quarters: 22-21, 51-50, 81-81, 106-100   --- Follow this writer on Twitter, @paullintag8 .....»»

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Sueno on South Korean's kidnap-slay: Heads will roll - GMA News

Sueno on South Korean's kidnap-slay: Heads will roll - GMA News.....»»

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Malacañang welcomes Trump's foreign policy direction - GMA News

Malacañang welcomes Trump's foreign policy direction - GMA News.....»»

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'Fake news and trolls are not mercy' – Balanga bishop

'Fake news and trolls are not mercy' – Balanga bishop.....»»

Source: Rappler RapplerCategory: NewsJan 21st, 2017Related News

Zipper lane traffic scheme on EDSA put on hold —MMDA chief - GMA News

Zipper lane traffic scheme on EDSA put on hold —MMDA chief - GMA News.....»»

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Agusan River level under red alert - GMA News

Agusan River level under red alert - GMA News.....»»

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DFA vows speedy resolution of Jee Ick Joo case - GMA News

DFA vows speedy resolution of Jee Ick Joo case - GMA News.....»»

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Kapuso stars to brighten Dinagyang Fest this weekend - GMA News

Kapuso stars to brighten Dinagyang Fest this weekend - GMA News.....»»

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Abella: Duterte not expecting Catholic Church's adversarial approach vs. drug war - GMA News

Abella: Duterte not expecting Catholic Church's adversarial approach vs. drug war - GMA News.....»»

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Williams shoots Lakers over Pacers

LOS ANGELES (AP) Lou Williams scored 27 points, Nick Young hit five 3-pointers and the Los Angeles Lakers snapped their five-game losing streak with a 108-96 victory over the Indiana Pacers on Friday night. Julius Randle scored 16 points while Young and rookie Brandon Ingram added 15 apiece as the Lakers made a prolonged second-half surge to win for just the sixth time in 27 games since November. The Lakers even did it without D'Angelo Russell, who left after slipping on their second possession of the game, mildly spraining a ligament in his right knee and straining his right calf. Paul George scored 21 points and Al Jefferson added 20 for the Pacers, who had a dismal second half in just their second loss in nine games. The Lakers improbably thrived without their point guard, showing off excellent ball movement and balanced scoring in their best effort in two weeks. Williams hit four 3-pointers in another prolific outside shooting performance, and Young put on his usual theatrics while peppering the Pacers with big buckets. Young also went to the locker room after hyperextending his left knee late in the first half, but he returned for the second half with a remarkable performance. The Lakers played without veteran forward Luol Deng, who has a sprained right wrist. .....»»

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