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Word wars in the analog age were a relatively slow spectator sport. A game of “he-said-she-said” boosts a slow news day, with its recorded exchange of insults and accusations between high-profile protagonists. There was a bit of waiting time for blows to be delivered and returned. With social media, and the coverage of “all media” […] The post You are invited to jump in appeared first on BusinessWorld......»»

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Rain or Shine, Alaska trek back to action

TWO teams that middled in the previous Philippine Basketball Association (PBA) tournament — the Rain or Shine Elasto Painters and Alaska Aces — make their debuts in the just-started Commissioner’s Cup today and are looking to set their campaign to a winning note. Battling each other in the 7 p.m. main game at the Smart […] The post Rain or Shine, Alaska trek back to action appeared first on BusinessWorld......»»

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James lifts Cavs over Pacers into series lead

LOS ANGELES — LeBron James drained a buzzer-beating three-pointer to lift the Cleveland Cavaliers to a 98-95 victory over the Indiana Pacers on Wednesday and within one game of advancing in the NBA playoffs. James scored 44 points to lead the Cavs, who took a 3-2 lead in the best-of-seven first-round series and will try […] The post James lifts Cavs over Pacers into series lead appeared first on BusinessWorld......»»

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Hard lesson for Ceres as it loses group top spot

By Michael Angelo S. Murillo Senior Reporter THE push of Ceres-Negros FC to finish group play in the AFC Cup unblemished was not completed after it bowed to visiting Home United FC of Singapore, 2-0, on its final game in Group F on Wednesday night at the Panaad Park and Stadium in Bacolod City. Needing […] The post Hard lesson for Ceres as it loses group top spot appeared first on BusinessWorld......»»

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DLSU-FEU volleyball finals series fires off

By Michael Angelo S. Murillo Senior Reporter THE best-of-three University Athletic Association of the Philippines (UAAP) Season 80 women’s volleyball finals series fires off this weekend, featuring the back-to-back defending champions De La Salle Lady Spikers against the now-back-in-the-finals Far Eastern University (FEU) Lady Tamaraws. Topped the elimination round with 12-2 and 10-4 records, respectively, […] The post DLSU-FEU volleyball finals series fires off appeared first on BusinessWorld......»»

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BLOGTABLE: What is your lasting memory of Ginobli?

NBA.com blogtable If this is the end for Manu Ginobili, what is your one, lasting memory of the Argentine superstar? * * * Steve Aschburner: There’s no single shot or playoff moment for me. Instead, it’s simply the way in which Ginobili has aged gracefully before our eyes, from rambunctious import to San Antonio Spurs elder statesman. At this late date, he retains the ability to turn playoff games with a clutch bucket, a steal or a charge taken. But he also has been a class act, stellar teammate, willing role player and a glaring oversight by those of us in the Pro Basketball Writers Association who never got him enough votes to win our Magic Johnson Award, presented annually to the great player who is great with the media. I voted for him again this year but, just in case, I’ve got to honor his worthiness here. Shaun Powell: There are plenty of Ginobili highlights in the NBA, but the basketball memory for me is came in Athens at the 2004 Olympics, when he set the tone for Argentina with a buzzer-beater against Serbia and helped his country win gold. It was good to see Manu among his own, getting lots of love and being in his element. He became a national hero then and essentially punched his ticket to the Naismith Memorial Basketball Hall of Fame someday. John Schuhmann: Being in the building for his final game with the national team at the Olympics in Rio two years ago. There's a connection that international fans have with their athletes that we don't have in the United States, and it's always special to witness that first hand. Basketball isn't the No. 1 sport in Argentina, but Argentines have a tremendous pride that one of their own, in addition to having led unprecedented success with the national team, became of the best and most decorated players in basketball history. As an Argentine-American, it was special for me to be in that building for what was an emotional moment for Ginobili and his countrymen. Sekou Smith: Wow. The end of the road for Manu, huh? It is a reality. After all these years, all the wins and spectacular moments with both the Spurs and Argentina, it's hard to pick just one lasting memory. But I'll go with The 2005 Finals, when Manu was on fire in a great series against a Detroit Pistons team trying to win back-to-back titles. He helped those Spurs topple the Pistons in one of the best seven-game Finals we've seen. Tim Duncan was the Finals MVP, and deservedly so, but it could have just as easily been Ginobili. Manu's style and unorthodox ballet on the court always served as a reminder to me how those who perform at the highest level -- the truly special ones, like Ginobili -- are true artists on the court......»»

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ABL: DPoY Balkman on 7-5 Deguara: ‘I can’t wait to see him (again)’

STA. ROSA, LAGUNA – Alab Pilipinas dropped Game 2 of the 2017-2018 Asean Basketball League Finals at home to Mono Vampire. And just like everybody else, Filipino head coach Jimmy Alapag knew the biggest difference between the two teams. “[Sam] Deguara really hurt us tonight. A 30-20 game in a 40-minute game is a heck of a game,” he told reporters post-game. Deguara, Thailand’s 7-foot-5 reinforcement, towered above all of Renaldo Balkman, Lo Domingo, and JR Alabanza to pound in 30 points, 20 rebounds, and five blocks. It was also him who made good on the basket and bonus that proved to be the go-ahead basket for his team. “I thought they did a great job of finding him. We allowed him to establish himself in the pain and every time we did, he made us pay,” Alapag said. “We just gotta be better on Saturday.” Being better in Game 3 of the best-of-five series starts and ends with Balkman, who has done nothing but an admirable job of mixing it up with Deguara’s height and heft. And true to his self, the Filipino team’s reinforcement from Puerto Rico is only looking forward to having another crack at his latest challenge. “I can’t wait to see him on Saturday. He played a good game, that’s all I can say,” he said. He then continued, “But it’s all good, man. Let’s wait to see what happens in Game 3.” If needed, Balkman said he can go another full game without rest. “I’ll play another 40 minutes, that’s how I feel right now. It’s all good,” he said, after collecting 37 points, 12 rebounds, six assists, two blocks, and two steals while playing all 40 minutes of Game 2. Alapag knows his big man is only telling the truth. Asked about not resting Balkman, he answered, “He’s built for it. That’s the least of my concerns.” As always, Game 3 of the ABL Finals will still be LIVE and EXCLUSIVE on S+A, S+A HD, and livestream. --- Follow this writer on Twitter, @riegogogo......»»

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Zark s-LPU forces winner-take-all for PBA D-League title vs Che Lu-Baste

CJ Perez proved why he is the Conference MVP as he towed Zark’s Burger-Lyceum of the Philippines University to a 98-90 Game 2 conquest of Che’Lu Bar and Grill-San Sebastian College-Recoletos in the 2018 PBA D-League Aspirants’ Cup Finals. The 24-year-old forward scattered 15 points, seven rebounds, and four assists to anchor the Jawbreakers in forcing the winner-take-all Game 3, slated next Tuesday. “Again, we just have to battle our way. Just to have the peace of mind that we know we did our best, we’ll be at peace whatever the outcome is,” said coach Topex Robinson. Jaycee Marcelino also put up 13 markers off the bench while Cameroonian big man Mike Nzeusseu registered a double-double of 11 points, 11 boards, two assists, and two blocks. MJ Ayaay also wound up with 11 points, six rebounds, and five assists. More than the offense, Zark’s-LPU got things done on the defensive side, holding Che’Lu-San Sebastian to just 37-percent shooting from the field compared to its 44-percent clip. It also helped that the Jawbreakers got off to a strong 21-8 start, setting the tone and taking a 20-point lead by halftime, 52-32. The Revellers did make a run behind Allyn Bulanadi and RK Ilagan in the fourth period, closing in to within six, 90-96, with 6.7 seconds left, but Jayvee Marcelino put the nail in the coffin with his pair of foul shots in the final 5.4 to extend the series to a do-or-die Game 3. “For us, it’s about us inspiring others and we’ll not get away from that. We’ll never get out of our mantra of honoring the game, playing it the right way, value integrity, and do the right things,” he said. Game 3 is scheduled at the Ynares Sports Arena. Bulanadi led Che’Lu-San Sebastian with 23 points and 10 rebounds, while Ilagan shot 2-of-7 from threes to pour 13 markers. Samboy de Leon, the team’s Game 1 hero, was limited to just five points on a 2-of-10 shooting. BOX SCORES ZARK’S BURGER-LPU 98 — Perez 15, Jc. Marcelino 13, Ayaay 11, Nzeusseu 11, Baltazar 10, Yong 9, Pretta 8, Ibañez 7, Caduyac 6, Jv. Marcelino 6, Tansingco 2, Serrano 0. CHE’LU BAR AND GRILL-SAN SEBASTIAN 90 — Bulanadi 23, Ilagan 13, Batino 12, David 12, Costelo 11, Calisaan 7, De Leon 5, Ablaza 4, Siruma 3, Capobres 0, Collado 0, Faundo 0, Taganas 0. QUARTER SCORES: 27-16, 54-34, 75-56, 98-90......»»

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V Hotel,Wang’s clash

Game today: (CCP gym) 7 p.m. -- V Hotel-La Consolacion vs Wang's Ballclub-Asia Tech THE 2018 MBL Open basketball championship finally comes off the wraps today (April 27) with an early battle between defending champion V Hotel-La Consolacion College Manila and title contender Wang's Ballclub-Asia Tech at the CCP gym….....»»

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All even

Game Tuesday (Pasig Sports Center) 4 p.m. -- Zark’s vs. Che’Lu PLAYING with a sense of urgency, Zark’s Burgers-Lyceum of the Philippines University took control early and fashioned out a 98-90 Game 2 victory and even the PBA D-League Aspirants’ Cup Finals series to one game apiece yesterday at the….....»»

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Solution for cramps? Pickle juice, says Phoenix import James White

MANILA, Philippines – The Filipino remedy for cramps? Bananas. But that was not the case for Phoenix import James White when the Fuel Masters gave him pickle juice instead after he cramped up with more than 10 minutes left in their game against the Blackwater Elite on ........»»

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LeBron game-winner lifts Cavs to 3-2 series lead over Pacers

  CLEVELAND, United States (3RD UPDATE) – LeBron James drained a buzzer-beating three-pointer to lift the Cleveland Cavaliers to a 98-95 victory over the Indiana Pacers on Wednesday, April 25, and within one game of advancing in the NBA playoffs. James scored 44 points to lead the Cavs, who took a ........»»

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George RR Martin: ‘Winds of Winter’ is not coming this year…but another book is

MANILA, Philippines – Game of Thrones author George RR Martin has come clean about the long- (long, long) awaited 6th installment in his A Song of Ice and Fire series, euthanizing fans’ hopes by confirming that the book will not be coming any time soon. “No, winter is not coming… not ........»»

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F2 coach bracing for Foton comeback try

F2 Logistics played like a well-oiled machine when it clobbered Foton in Game One of their Philippine Superliga best-of-three semifinals series last Tuesday.....»»

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DeRozan scores 32 points, Raptors beat Wizards in Game 5

DeMar DeRozan scored 32 points, Kyle Lowry had 17 points and 10 assists and the Toronto Raptors beat the Washington Wizards 108-98 on Wednesday night (Thursday in Manila) in Game 5 of the first-round series......»»

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LeBron blocks shot, hits game-winning 3 as Cavs edge Pacers in Game 5

LeBron James hit a 3-pointer at the buzzer, a crowning moment for another brilliant performance, to give Cleveland a 98-95 victory over the Indiana Pacers......»»

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BBC World Service brings its “The Arts Hour” to Manila

“The Arts Hour” from the BBC World Service will be featuring Manila for its upcoming episode.  Its host, Nikki Bedi had a chat with some members of the media toThe post BBC World Service brings its “The Arts Hour” to Manila appeared first on DZRH News......»»

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PBA: Phoenix holds on against Blackwater despite losing 22-point lead

Phoenix's first win of the 2018 PBA Commissioner's Cup didn't come easy. The Fuel Masters had to fight off a charging Blackwater Elite to score a 107-102 victory Wednesday at the Big Dome, starting off the mid-season joust on the winning column. Phoenix lost a 22-point lead and was tied with Blackwater inside the lost two minutes. Fortunately, import James White came up clutch for the Fuel Masters as his follow-up, two-hand slam gave Phoenix a 100-98 lead with 1:41 to go. Willie Wilson then completed an and-one play 20 seconds later to give the Fuel Masters the room they needed to hold on. "Very hard win yun guys but we'll take it," head coach Louie Alas said. "Good character ano kasi we're playing Saturday against TNT," he added. Phoenix didn't waste any time establishig control against the Elite, opening up a 31-17 lead in the first period. The Fuel Masters led by as many as 22 points, 42-20, in the first half before the Elite started to come back. Blackwater had several chances of taking over but never did take the lead as White was all over the floor hitting timely baskets. The 24-year-old import, in his thrid tour of duty in the PBA, fired 31 points on top of 14 rebounds, five assists, and five blocks. Backing him up was Matthew Wright with 19 points and eight assists while Justin Chua finished with a career-high 17 points. For the Elite, who dropped to 0-2, it was Roi Sumang that led the way with 20 markers. Import Jarrid Famous and Mac Belo scored 19 each.   The Scores:  Phoenix (107) -- White 31, Wright 19, Chua 17, Chan 11, Wilson 10, Jazul 9, Revilla 3, Mendoza 3, Perkins 2, Kramer 2, Eriobu 0 Blackwater (102) -- Sumang 20, Famous 19, Belo 19, Maliksi 11, DiGregorio 11, Palma 7, Erram 6, Jose 6, Pinto 3, Marcelo 0, Sena 0 Quarter Scores: 31-17, 56-39, 75-69, 107-102     --- Follow this writer on Twitter, @paullintag8.....»»

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ABL: Alab has no answer for 7-5 Deguara as Mono evens Finals series

STA. ROSA, LAGUNA - Sam Deguara has been, literally, the biggest difference in the 2017-2018 Asean Basketball Finals. Fouling out in the endgame the last time around, the 7-foot-5 made sure to wreak havoc all game long in this one to tow Thailand’s Mono Vampire to a gritty 103-100 victory versus Alab Pilipinas on Wednesday at the Sta. Rosa Multi-Purpose Complex. Deguara towered above all of Renaldo Balkman, Lo Domingo, and JR Alabanza to pound in 30 points, 20 rebounds, and five blocks and ultimately lifted the Thais into evening the best-of-five series at 1-1. It was also the reinforcement from Malta who made good on the basket and bonus that broke off a tied tally of 98-all and built up a 101-98 advantage in his team’s favor with 1:10 remaining. Balkman came right back with a short stab in the next possession, but that would be the last bucket the Filipinos would hit as Ray Parks Jr. and Justin Brownlee botched their attempts in the dying moments. Deguara had backup as American import Mike Singletary and Filipino import Paul Zamar scored 26 and 12 points, respectively. Filipino-American Jason Brickman also masterfully quarterbacked their offense and totaled 15 points, 11 assists, six rebounds, and two steals. Now, both momentum and homecourt advantage are with Mono as the series swings to Bangkok. Nonetheless, the Philippines will go all out to overcome the odds. Freshly-crowned Defensive Player of the Year Balkman showed the way for Alab with 37 points, 12 rebounds, six assists, two blocks, and two steals while newly-minted Local MVP Parks Jr. contributed 21 markers, eight boards, four dimes, three pilfers, and two rejections. Brownlee got off to a strong start with 11 points in the first quarter, but only wound up with 14. He also battled an apparent leg injury that forced him to the bench near the end of the third quarter. He missed majority of the final frame and was clearly not 100 percent when he launched his triple tries in the last 15 seconds that would have forced overtime. —— Follow this writer on Twitter, @riegogogo......»»

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PBA: James White out there still learning

In his latest stint in the PBA, the still young James White is setting different goals for himself. Aside from the obvious goal of winning a lot of games, the 24-year-old reinforcement is looking to stock up on some precious basketball knowledge. And with Phoenix, he has the perfect mentor in head coach Louie Alas. "Attain knowledge on the game of basketball," White said when asked what's his personal goal for his third tour of duty in the PBA. "We have coach Louie, one of the best basketball coaches in the Philippines, I just wanna get the proper knowledge on how to be a great basketball player. At the same time, I wanna become a coach as well so I'm learning a lot of things from him. You know, I'm just blessed," he added. While he's looking to gain some basketball knowledge, White's work on-court remains as good as it has been since he first got here two years ago. Perhaps it's even better now. In his first game with the Fuel Masters, White scored 32 points on 67 percent shooting. He also had 14 reounds, five assists, and five blocks. More importantly, as Phoenix lost a 22-point lead to Blackwater, White was always the one to hit the timely dunks to help the Fuel Masters pull through. "First game was a great lesson for us, we learned how to keep a lead and how to lose a lead. Coming into practice tomorrow, we just gotta work on situations to you know, get that mindset where we have a lead, we should keep it," he said. "Blackwater, compliments to them, they were playing hard, making shots. That's the game of basketball. I think for us, we gotta stick to our philosophy, play aggressive and stay consistent with our plays. But credit to Blackwater, they played hard," White added.     --- Follow this writer on Twitter, @paullintag8.....»»

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