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Spurs earn largest win of the season, beat Clippers 125-87

By Raul Dominguez, Associated Press SAN ANTONIO (AP) — LaMarcus Aldridge scored 27 points and the San Antonio Spurs won their fourth straight, topping the Los Angeles Clippers 125-87 on Thursday night (Friday, PHL time) for their largest win of the season. Rudy Gay added 21 points and DeMar DeRozan had 14 points and seven assists for San Antonio. The Spurs held an opponent under 100 points for the third straight game while winning the first four games of a six-game homestand. Tobias Harris had 17 points for Los Angeles and Danilo Gallinari and Avery Bradley added 15 apiece. The Clippers have lost two straight and 4-of-5. San Antonio held Los Angeles to 20 points in the third quarter, extending its lead to 24 points and enabling Spurs coach Gregg Popovich to rest his starters in the fourth. The Clippers' only lead came in the opening 2.5 minutes of the game. TIP-INS Clippers: Harris was cut across the bridge of his nose when DeRozan swiped down in an attempt to strip the Clippers forward of the ball. Harris had to have a bandage placed on his nose before re-entering. . Guard Lou Williams missed his second straight game after injuring his left hamstring Dec. 10 against Phoenix. Williams is expected to miss two weeks. . Forward Luc Mbah a Moute has sat out 24 straight games with a sore left knee. . The Clippers are 13-71 against the Spurs in San Antonio. Spurs: San Antonio forward Davis Bertans returned after missing two games following the birth of his first child. Bertans had five points and four rebounds in 17 minutes. . The Spurs' 38 points in the first quarter were two shy of matching their season high of 40, which they set Oct. 22 (Oct. 23, PHL time) against the Lakers. . Bryn Forbes joined Danny Green and Gary Neal as the only Spurs players to score 1,000 points and make 150 three-pointers in their first 150 games with the team. UP NEXT Clippers: At Oklahoma City on Saturday night (Sunday, PHL time). Spurs: Host Chicago on Saturday night (Sunday, PHL time)......»»

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Harden s 50-point triple-double leads Rockets over Lakers

By Kristie Rieken, Associated Press HOUSTON (AP) — James Harden had 50 points, 10 rebounds and 11 assists, scoring 11 points during a big fourth-quarter run to lead the Houston Rockets to a 126-111 victory over the Los Angeles Lakers on Thursday night (Friday, PHL time). Harden grabbed his 10th rebound with less than 90 seconds left to give him his second triple-double this season and the 37th of his career. LeBron James finished with 29 points for the Lakers, who had won their previous two games. Houston's lead was three after Kyle Kuzma's soaring dunk, but Harden was fouled on a three-pointer and made all three free throws to make it 112-106. Harden then made three-pointers on consecutive possessions to push the lead to 12 and cause Lakers coach Luke Walton to call a timeout. James was in Harden's face on the second one and Harden fell to the court as the ball rolled around the rim for a couple of seconds before dropping in. James added a dunk before Clint Capela and Harden made consecutive baskets to compete the 13-2 run and make it 122-108 to put the game out of reach. It was the first meeting between these teams since Chris Paul and Rajon Rondo got into a fight on Oct. 20 (Oct. 21, PHL time) that led to suspensions for both players and Brandon Ingram. There wasn't an altercation this time around in a game where Rondo sat out as he recovers from surgery to repair a broken right hand. But there was a spate of technical fouls late in the third quarter that led to the ejection of Nene. The Lakers scored six straight points, highlighted by a dunk from James, to get within 74-72 midway through the third quarter. Los Angeles ran off six in a row later in the period to tie it up before Harden ended the run with a jump shot. Nene then received a foul after being knocked to the ground trying to defend Kuzma as he drove to the lane. He yelled at officials and received a technical foul. Kuzma made his free throws but Kentavious Caldwell-Pope missed the technical shot. Nene made a hook shot before fouling Kuzma again on the next possession. He continued to scream at officials and was hit with a second technical foul and was ejected. Harden attempted to calm him down, but Nene continued to be agitated until he was escorted to the locker room. Kuzma made all three foul shots and added a three-pointer with Harden in his face after a triple by Harden to leave the Lakers up 88-87 with 9.9 seconds left in the quarter. Kuzma was called for a foul after that and Walton got a technical for arguing about that call. Harden made the technical shot and Paul added two more free throws to leave Houston up 90-88 after three. TIP-INS Lakers: Kuzma received a technical foul in the first quarter for arguing about a foul call. ... Brandon Ingram missed his fourth straight game with a sprained left ankle. ... Kuzma had 24 points to give him 20 or more points in a career-best six straight games. Rockets: Brandon Knight played in his first game since Feb. 15, 2017, after recovering from surgery to repair a torn left anterior cruciate ligament. He came in with about four minutes left in the first quarter and played about four minutes with one assist and one rebound. ... James Ennis sat out with a strained right hamstring. UP NEXT Lakers: Visit Charlotte on Saturday night (Sunday, PHL time). Rockets: Visit Memphis on Saturday night  (Sunday, PHL time)......»»

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Vucevic leads Magic over Bulls 97-91 in Mexico City

By Carlos Rodriguez, Associated Press MEXICO CITY (AP) — Nikola Vucevic scored 26 points, including a tie-breaking jumper with 28 seconds remaining, and the Orlando Magic snapped a three-game losing streak with a 97-91 victory over the Chicago Bulls on Thursday night (Friday, PHL time) in their first of two games in Mexico. Vucevic shot 11-for-21 from the field and grabbed 10 rebounds, while D.J. Augustin added 15 points for the Magic. Zach LaVine scored 23 points but the Bulls (6-23) lost for the 10th time in their last 11 games and remained with the worst record in the Eastern Conference. After Lauri Markkanen tied it at 91 with 1:06 left to play, Vucevic nailed a 15-foot jumper to put the Magic ahead and Augustin iced the game with four free throws in the final seconds. The game was the NBA's 27th in Mexico, and Orlando will play Utah on Saturday (Sunday, PHL time). Only the United States and Canada have hosted more. Eight of the last 26 games in Mexico have been regular-season contests......»»

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La Salle s eye in coaching change turns to NBA G-League

De La Salle University will be handled by a foreign head coach for next year's UAAP 82 Men's Basketball Tournament – just not by the name initially reported. Rather than British Tim Lewis, several sources said on Friday that now, the Green Archers are focused on bringing in American Jermaine Byrd as their new mentor. The development was first reported by Matthew Li of Tiebreaker Times. Late last night, it was reported that Lewis, formerly of the Qatar national team, was poised to take over from Louie Gonzalez. Just hours later, however, sources clarified that nothing was set in stone. “’Di pa final yan,” a source was quoted in saying. Not long after, it was revealed that the Taft-based team has decided to go with Byrd who gets the job instead of Lewis, Topex Robinson, and Jimmy Alapag – all of whom declined due to prior commitments. Byrd’s most extensive coaching experience comes from the NBA G-League where he served as assistant coach for the Tulsa 66ers, Sioux Falls Skyforce, and LA Defenders. After that, he had stints in the Korean Basketball League with the Samsung Thunders and Goyang Orions. Now in La Salle, he will have Mythical selection Justine Baltazar, team captain Andrei Caracut, and scoring dynamo Aljun Melecio leading the charge. Byrd is the second new head coach for the Green Archers since Aldin Ayo moved on in 2017. He replaces Gonzalez who goes one-and-done as head coach after going 8-6 and missing out on the Final Four. --- Follow this writer on Twitter, @riegogogo......»»

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Northeast monsoon bringing rain to Luzon on December 14

What's the weather like in your area? Report the situation through Rappler's  Agos  or tweet us at  @rapplerdotcom . MANILA, Philippines – The northeast monsoon or hanging amihan is affecting Luzon on Friday, December 14. In a bulletin issued 4 am on Friday, the Philippine Atmospheric, Geophysical, and Astronomical Services Administration (PAGASA) warned that ........»»

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Miss USA apologizes over xenophobic remarks vs Miss Cambodia, Miss Vietnam

MANILA, Philippines – Miss USA Sarah Rose Summers apologized early Friday, December 14, following backlash over what many deemed a "mean girls" moment when she talked about candidates at the Miss Universe competiton who are not fluent in English.   "In a moment where I intended to admire the courage of a ........»»

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Raptors Valanciunas out at least 4 weeks after surgery

    LOS ANGELES, USA – Toronto Raptors center Jonas Valanciunas will be out at least 4 weeks after undergoing surgery to repair a dislocated left thumb on Thursday, December 13 (Friday, December 14, Manila time), the National Basketball Association team announced on Twitter. Valanciunas was hurt in the 2nd quarter of Wednesday's ........»»

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Cops arrest son of Nicanor Faeldon, 3 others in Naga drug operation

LEGAZPI CITY, Philippines – Police arrested the son of Bureau of Corrections chief Nicanor Faeldon and 3 others in a drug operation in Naga City, Camarines Sur, on Friday, December 14. Bicol Regional Director Chief Superintendent Arnel Escobal said in a spot report that police found Nicanor Faeldon Jr and two ........»»

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Taylor Swift brings her Reputation stadium tour to Netflix

MANILA, Philippines – Are you ready for it? The girl with the big reputation, Taylor Swift, celebrated her 29th birthday on Thursday, December 13 (Friday, December 14 in the Philippines) by giving her fans a birthday gift to remember – the announcement that her Reputation Stadium Tour is ........»»

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Balangiga Bells back in Eastern Samar for handover

MANILA, Philippines – The historic Balangiga Bells returned to its home region of Eastern Samar on Friday, December 14, a day before it is formally handed over to the local parish that owns the historic artifacts. The 3 bells of Balangiga arrived at Guiuan airport in Eastern ........»»

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Malacañang: Cabinet members can leave Congress hearings if shown disrespect

MANILA, Philippines – Malacañang will not let lawmakers "disrespect" another Cabinet member like they supposedly did with Budget Secretary Benjamin Diokno last Tuesday, December 11. "We will not allow a similar incident from taking place," said Presidential Spokesman and Chief Presidential Legal Counsel Salvador Panelo on Friday, December 14. He said ........»»

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U.N. climate summit set for tense finale as nations sound alarm

KATOWICE, Poland – UN talks aimed at averting catastrophic climate change are set to wrap up in Poland Friday, December 14, after two weeks of heated disputes between rich and poor nations that saw countries most at risk plead for action. Sources close to the COP24 talks told Agence ........»»

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ABS-CBN targets Hollywood-level productions with P700-M sound stages

Media giant ABS-CBN Corp. inaugurated two sound stages in Bulacan province last Friday, a development that marked the beginning of a production hub that will be used to churn out content faster and more efficiently.   Sound stages are massive hangar-like, sound-proof structures. ABS-CBN chair Mark Lopez said the facilities, which span about 1,500 square meters each with a height of 30 feet, were similar to those used by the world's largest media and entertainment companies.   "What I'm most proud of about this project is that we're creating Hollywood-level sound stages, which puts us [on] par with the rest of the world," Lopez said in a statement.   ABS-C...Keep on reading: ABS-CBN targets Hollywood-level productions with P700-M sound stages.....»»

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All hands on deck

  Fines were slapped and suspensions didn't come, and Alaska will continue to square off with a full force Magnolia side when they break a 2-2 tie in their PBA Governors' Cup title series on Friday night at Smart Araneta Coliseum.   Magnolia guard Mark Barroca escaped with a P50,000 fine for hitting Alaska's Chris Banchero in the groin late in Game 4, while Alaska coach Alex Compton was slapped a P20,000 penalty for postgame statements the league called "detrimental."   And with no one axed for even a game, both squads will have all hands on deck for the crucial tiff slated at 7 p.m.   Compton had said after Wednesday's physical game that he c...Keep on reading: All hands on deck.....»»

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FRONT PAGE — Friday, 14 December 2018

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Fashion mogul Berge’s radical chic library goes on sale

Revolutionary tomes by Karl Marx and the Russian anarchist Mikhail Bakunin from the library of one of richest men in fashion go under the hammer Friday in Paris. The fourth part of the sale of the late style mogul Pierre Berge's collection of rare books --- one of the richest in private hands--- is expected to make several million euros. It includes the first edition of Bakunin's seminal"Statism and Anarchy" which was secretly printed in Switzerland in 1873, the only one of his books published during his lifetime. It will be sold alongside a proof of his old rival Karl Marx's "Das Kapital" which includes the communist thinker's corrections. The publisher's contract for t...Keep on reading: Fashion mogul Berge’s radical chic library goes on sale.....»»

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Duterte says he will skip Mass during the Balangiga bells turnover

MANILA, Philippines --- President Rodrigo Duterte confirmed Friday that he would attend the turnover rites for the Balangiga bells in Eastern Samar on Saturday but would not attend the Mass. "I'd like to order the protocol now. Ngayon lang pumasok sa isip ko (It has crossed my mind only now). There's going to be a High Mass. I will not be there. I will just float along the coastal shores of Samar," he said in a speech in during the unveiling of the marker of Mella Hotel in Las Pias. Presidential Spokesperson Salvador Panelo earlier said Duterte would not attend the turnover ceremony for the bells, citing that the President needs to attend "pressing matters of governance that requir...Keep on reading: Duterte says he will skip Mass during the Balangiga bells turnover.....»»

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Court set to rule on 2016 floating shabu lab case

A local court is expected to rule Friday on the case of a floating shabu laboratory seized off the coast of Subic in Zambales on July 2016......»»

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Irving scores Boston s last 12 in 130-125 OT win at Wizards

By Howard Fendrich, Associated Press WASHINGTON (AP) — Kyrie Irving scored Boston's last 12 points, including back-to-back 3-pointers in the final 40 seconds of overtime to outduel John Wall in a point-guard showdown, and the Celtics extended their winning streak to seven games with a 130-125 victory over the Washington Wizards on Wednesday night (Thursday, PHL time). With his team serenaded by "Let's go, Celtics!" chants on the road, Irving even got his own "M-V-P!" chorus late, finishing with 38 points and seven assists. Marcus Morris added 27 points and nine rebounds for Boston, which played without Al Horford, Gordon Hayward and Jaylen Brown — its No. 4-6 leading scorers. No matter how many players they were missing, and no matter how disjointed their offense looked for a half, the Celtics had too many interchangeable parts to get beaten by an opponent that has been inconsistent all season. Wall returned after missing a game with an aching left heel to pour in 34 points with 13 assists. But his seven points in OT weren't enough to keep pace with fellow All-Star Irving. The Wizards led 123-122 when Irving made a triple with just under 40 seconds to go, and after Wall tied it at 125, Irving hit another shot from beyond the arc — this one from 31 feet. That gave Boston the lead for good, because Bradley Beal (22 points; zero in OT) and Wall them missed three's. This sure was a close one: The clubs kept trading the lead and neither was ahead by more than three points over the final 10 minutes of regulation. Up 113-110, Boston opted to foul Beal on purpose with 13 seconds left, but that backfired, because after he made the first free throw, he missed the second — but grabbed the rebound and put it in for the tie. Irving blew by Beal at the other end but missed a layup right before the buzzer, sending the game to an extra period. And then he really took over. Down by nine at halftime, the Celtics turned things around in a hurry — although not before that deficit grew to 57-46 early in the third quarter. Soon enough, Boston put together a 10-0 spurt, capped by a pair of free throws by Marcus Smart, to take the lead at 65-62 midway through the period. When Morris made a triple and, after Washington turned over its inbounds pass, Terry Rozier sank another to cap a 27-9 run, suddenly the Celtics held their biggest lead at 73-66. The lopsided third quarter ended with Boston ahead 84-77. But the Wizards opened the fourth with an 8-0 run despite resting Beal and Wall, and when Markieff Morris — Marcus' twin — hit a three, it gave the hosts an 85-84 lead with about 9.5 minutes left. Horford sat for the third consecutive game — he's expected to miss at least a few more because of an injured left knee — and Brown and Hayward were out because of illness. The Celtics made only 19-of-50 shots in the first half, going 4-of-20 on three-pointers, and managed a grand total of six assists during that time. No wonder the Wizards led by as many 10 during the first two quarters and were up 55-46 at the break. Didn't last long, though. Boston outscored the Wizards 38-22 in the third quarter, when the Celtics had 10 assists and shot better than 60 percent. TIP-INS Celtics: Daniel Theis fouled out after just 14 minutes of game action. He had eight points and six rebounds. ... Boston went 25 for 25 at the free throw line. ... Semi Ojeleye was 1-for-7 on three-point attempts. Wizards: Kelly Oubre Jr. scored 20 of their 32 bench points. ... Rebounding has been a problem all season and this was no different. Washington was beaten 50-41 on the boards and outscored 24-8 in second-chance points. UP NEXT Celtics: Host Atlanta on Friday (Saturday, PHL time). Wizards: At Brooklyn on Friday (Saturday, PHL time)......»»

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Conley leads late rally as Grizzlies defeat Portland 92-83

By Clay Bailey, Associated Press MEMPHIS, Tenn. (AP) — Mike Conley scored 23 points and keyed a fourth-quarter outburst as the Memphis Grizzlies pulled away for a 92-83 victory over the Portland Trail Blazers on Wednesday night (Thursday, PHL time). Jaren Jackson Jr. finished with 14 points, and MarShon Brooks added 13 as the Grizzlies snapped a two-game losing streak. C.J. McCollum matched his season high with 40 points, while Damian Lillard was held to a season-low 14 points, connecting on only 4-of-18 shots. The Trail Blazers' 83 points were a season low. Portland had pulled within 79-78 on a reverse layup by Lillard with 5:27 left. But Memphis rattled off 13 straight points, including eight by Conley, stretching the lead to a game-high 14 points at 92-78, and the Grizzlies coasted home. Neither team shot particularly well, but Lillard's misfires contributed to the Trail Blazers shooting 38 percent. Memphis led 42-40 after a spirited first half that included jawing between players and coaches complaining to officials. Portland held an early 11-point lead, but a strong second quarter from Memphis that included a 17-2 rally erased the advantage. Neither team was shooting well - both at 36 percent - and that included three-point range, where the teams were a combined 6-of-27. TIP-INS Trail Blazers: Maurice Harkless did not play, sitting out the game for rest. ... Portland is in the midst of playing three games in four nights. ... McCollum missed all five of his three-pointers in Tuesday's (Wednesday, PHL time) loss to Houston. And he missed two more before connecting from long range late in the second quarter. That was only the second three-pointer in the half for Portland. ... Lillard, the league's fourth-leading scorer, has reached double figures in every game this season. Grizzlies: Coach J.B. Bickerstaff drew a technical in the first quarter when he complained about a no-call he believed was goaltending. ... Marc Gasol started 2-of-11 from the field, and ended the game 4-of-15. ... The Grizzlies have held all but three opponents this season under their scoring average, including the Trail Blazers, who entered the game averaging 112 points a game. UP NEXT Trail Blazers: Host Toronto on Friday (Saturday, PHL time). Grizzlies: Host the Miami Heat on Friday (Saturday, PHL time)......»»

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