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Junta chief s bid for prime minister intact after whirlwind week in Thai politics

LOPBURI, Thailand – Junta chief Prayut Chan-O-Cha's grip on power was tossed into doubt by the political cameo of a princess, but a week later his ambitions to rebrand as a civilian leader appear back on track, a survivor – for now – of Thailand's treacherous politics. Princess Ubolratana's candidacy for ........»»

Source: Rappler RapplerCategory: NewsFeb 15th, 2019Related News

Timberwolves hound Rockets

Jeff Teague scored 27 points, Karl-Anthony Towns had 25 and the Minnesota Timberwolves overcame James Harden’s 42 points to beat the Houston Rockets 121-111 on Wednesday night......»»

Source: Philstar PhilstarCategory: NewsFeb 14th, 2019Related News

ABL: HK pounces on Ramos absence to douse cold water on Alab

There was no PJ Ramos and so, Alab Pilipinas had to exert extra effort up against home team Hong Kong. Ray Parks Jr. gave the Filipinos just that but, in the end, the Filipinos succumbed to full-force Eastern, 88-83, on Wednesday at the Southorn Stadium Unable to overcome the absence of their hulking Puerto Rican reinforcement, they saw their seven-game win run come to an end while also suffering their third setback in 16 games in the 2018-2019 Asean Basketball League. The Philippines found itself in a 14-point hole in the opening salvo, but, slowly but surely, clawed their way out. At the forefront was Parks Jr. who had all but two points in the 15-0 run that erased a nine-point deficit late in the third quarter and erected a 77-71 advantage at the six-minute mark of the final frame. Towering Sam Deguara had the answer for Hong Kong, however, imposing his will at both ends to front their own 11-0 spurt for an 82-77 lead. Renaldo Balkman’s triple kept Alab within striking distance, but they were kept at bay once and for all by two free throws from Marcus Elliott. Back-to-back Local MVP Parks Jr. wound up with 29 points, five rebounds, and three assists while Balkman had 14 markers, 12 boards, and five dimes of his own. Clearly, though, the Filipinos missed the presence of Ramos who was out due to food poisoning. Without him, Deguara ran roughshod inside for 18 points and 30 rebounds while fellow import also posted a 19-marker, 20-board double-double for Eastern. BOX SCORES HONG KONG EASTERN 88 – Holyfield 19, Deguara 18, Lee 17, Elliott 13, Chan 9, Lau 6, Tang 3, Lam 3, Siu 0, Yang 0, Xu 0. ALAB PILIPINAS 83 – Parks 29, Balkman 14, Alvano 11, Urbiztondo 11, Tiongson 9, Domingo 6, Alabanza 2, Rosser 1, Javelona 0, Rivero 0, Torres 0. QUARTER SCORES: 27-15, 43-36, 71-64, 88-83 --- Follow this writer on Twitter, @riegogogo......»»

Source: Abscbn AbscbnCategory: SportsFeb 13th, 2019Related News

500,000 openings to be listed on Job Search on Google

MANILA, Philippines – Job Search on Google is coming to the Philippines in February. Stacie Chan, Google's search product partnerships lead in Asia Pacific, announced the upcoming launch on Wednesday, February 13. Chan said Job Search will carry around 500,000 job listings in its initial launch, with help from ........»»

Source: Rappler RapplerCategory: NewsFeb 13th, 2019Related News

Job Search on Google to enhance job hunting process

  MANILA, Philippines --- Job hunting in the Philippines is expected to get a lift from Job Search on Google, an official of the tech giant said on Wednesday. "Job Search will make it easier for Filipinos to find jobs online that meet the requirements as well as match their interests," Stacie Chan, Google's search product partnerships lead in Asia Pacific said in a Google for Philippines forum at The Blue Leaf Filipinas in Paraaque City. Half a million job vacancies, including those from the Department of Labor and Employment, Kalibrr, Jobayan and Jobs Cloud can be accessed via Job Search. When searching for a job, users receive information about preferred jobs such as j...Keep on reading: Job Search on Google to enhance job hunting process.....»»

Source: Inquirer InquirerCategory: Feb 13th, 2019Related News

Mistress’ bro leaks Bezos intimate texts

WASHINGTON — Private investigators working for Jeff Bezos have concluded that the brother of the Amazon CEO’s mistress leaked the couple’s intimate text messages to the National Enquirer, a person familiar with the matter told The Associated Press on Monday. The person wasn’t authorized to discuss the matter publicly and spoke to AP on condition […].....»»

Source: Tribune TribuneCategory: NewsFeb 12th, 2019Related News

Healthy Rose, Teague lead Timberwolves past Clippers 130-120

By Joe Ziemer, Associated Press MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — Derrick Rose and Jeff Teague gave a beleaguered backcourt a needed boost and lifted the Minnesota Timberwolves to a 130-120 victory over the Los Angeles Clippers on Monday night (Tuesday, PHL time). Rose scored 22 points and Teague added 19 for the Timberwolves, who played without the ill Andrew Wiggins. Rose and Teague both have missed significant time with injuries recently. Karl-Anthony Towns had 24 points and 10 rebounds for Minnesota, while Dario Saric had 19 points. Lou Williams scored a season-high 45 points off the bench for the Clippers, making a season-best 16 free throws while going perfect from the line. Montrezl Harrell added 18 points off the bench for Los Angeles, part of an 89-point effort from the reserves. The Clippers came in leading the league in bench scoring at 51.6 points per game. Minnesota had lost its previous four games and six of its previous seven while struggling with injuries at the point guard position. On Monday night (Tuesday, PHL time), the Timberwolves had both Rose and Teague on the court at the same time for the first time since Jan. 20 (Jan. 21, PHL time) against the Phoenix Suns. Teague returned to the lineup Friday (Saturday, PHL time) in New Orleans. He had missed the previous eight games with soreness in his left foot. Rose played Monday (Tuesday, PHL time) after missing six of the previous seven games with soreness in his right ankle. The Timberwolves had played nine games without having both Teague and Rose available. Neither team led by more than eight points in the first half. The Timberwolves closed the half on a 10-2 run to take a 63-55 lead into the locker room. Rose scored 12 of his 22 points in the first half, including a difficult layup just before the halftime buzzer. Minnesota then scored the first 10 points of the third quarter to open up a double-figure lead. The Timberwolves would go on to lead by as many as 23 points. TIP-INS Clippers: Williams scored a team-high 11 points in the first half and made only one field goal. His first nine points came from the free-throw line, where he was 9-for-9. Coach Doc Rivers remains close friends with former Timberwolves coach Tom Thibodeau, who was fired on Jan. 6 (Jan. 7, PHL time). "We talk a lot," Rivers said. "I tried to get him today a lot to get the scouting report, but he wouldn't give it to me." ... Los Angeles is currently on a 12-day, six-game roadtrip that will cover 6,659 miles. It's the fifth-longest road trip in the NBA this season. ... F Wilson Chandler (right quad strain) and F Luc Mbah a Moute (sore left knee) were sidelined. Timberwolves: Luol Deng started in Wiggins' place. It was Deng's first start since Oct. 19, 2017, the first game of last season, when he was a member of the Lakers. That was his only appearance of the season. ... The Timberwolves were still without F Robert Covington (bone bruise in right knee) and G Tyus Jones (sprained left ankle). ... G Isaiah Canaan was signed to a second 10-day contract Sunday (Monday, PHL time). UP NEXT Clippers: Host Phoenix on Wednesday (Thursday, PHL time). Timberwolves: Host Houston on Wednesday (Thursday, PHL time)......»»

Source: Abscbn AbscbnCategory: SportsFeb 12th, 2019Related News

Bezos probe concludes mistress’ brother was Enquirer source

WASHINGTON, United States --- Private investigators working for Jeff Bezos have concluded that the brother of the Amazon CEO's mistress leaked the couple's intimate text messages to the National Enquirer, a person familiar with the matter told The Associated Press on Monday. The person wasn't authorized to discuss the matter publicly and spoke to AP on condition of anonymity. The findings add to the intrigue surrounding the clash between the pro-Trump tabloid and the world's richest man. Bezos' investigators have suggested the Enquirer's coverage of his affair was driven by dirty politics. Trump has been highly critical of Bezos over his ownership of The Washington Post and Ama...Keep on reading: Bezos probe concludes mistress’ brother was Enquirer source.....»»

Source: Inquirer InquirerCategory: Feb 12th, 2019Related News

Ben Chan to build office tower in Dennis Uy s Clark Global City

MANILA, Philippines – Ben Chan of clothing line Bench is expanding his real estate presence by constructing an office tower for lease in Dennis Uy's Clark Global City . Chan, chairman and chief executive officer of Suyen Corporation, and Uy's Global Gateway Development Corporation inked a memorandum of ........»»

Source: Rappler RapplerCategory: NewsFeb 11th, 2019Related News

PNP files assault charges vs taho-throwing Chinese | Midday wRap

Today on Rappler: The Philippine National Police or PNP files assault complaints against Chinese passenger Jiale Zhang who threw taho at a policeman in the MRT. National Enquirer lawyer El-kan Abra-mowitz denies allegations by Jeff Bezos that the National Enquirer tabloid had tried to extort and blackmail him, insisting that embarrassing photographs were obtained from a ‘reliable’ source. Singer ........»»

Source: Rappler RapplerCategory: NewsFeb 11th, 2019Related News

Espejo to join nat’l team tryout after Japan stint

Even with his credentials, Marck Espejo signified his intentions to join the tryouts for a spot in the men’s national volleyball team. Larong Volleyball sa Pilipinas, Inc. president Peter Cayco said that the five-time UAAP Most Valuable Player, who is currently playing in the Japan V. Premier League, has communicated with head coach Dante Alinsunurin regarding his interest to don the tri-colors. “Si Marck Espejo nakipag-communicate kay coach Dante, na he is willing to undergo tryouts pagbalik niya,” Cayco told reporters Sunday. Espejo, who last played for the national team back in 2015 Singapore Southeast Asian Games and Asian men’s U-23 in Myanmar, has been one of Oita Miyoshi Weisse Adler’s go-to-guy. However, despite the efforts of Espejo, Oita Miyoshi continues to struggle and is currently ranked ninth in the 10-team field with only four wins and 19 losses. The Weisse Adler will close their elimination round on February 24 against FC Tokyo.   “Ngayon kung hindi raw sila pumasok sa semis, mukhang hindi eh, baka pauwiin siya ng maaga. Same case with the Santiago sisters (Jaja and Dindin),” said Cayco. Espjeo is one of the many hopefuls looking to land a spot in the national team that will compete in the AVC Men’s Club Championship, Asian Men’s Senior Championship in Iran and in the 30th Southeast Asian Games that the Philippines will host in November.     Almost 90 players joined the two-day national pool tryouts last weekend at the University of the East gym in Recto supervised by Alinsunurin, who steered National University to the UAAP throne last year and the country’s breakthrough gold medal in the ASEAN University Games. Alinsunurin was tapped by LVPI selection committee composed of the association’s vice president Joey Romasanta, treasurer Jeff Tamayo and chaired by Rod Roque as replacement for Sammy Acaylar.   The composition of the 20-man pool will be announced this week. “Next week ipo-forward na nila sa akin. Ang dami kasing nag-tryout. First was around 72 tapos kanina may nadagdag pang 15. ‘Yung Ateneo six of them nag-tryout together with their assistant coach,” said Cayco. LVPI is also finalizing an arrangement with a sponsor to form an U-23 team as well as forming a pool for the national beach volleyball team.     --- Follow this writer on Twitter, @fromtheriles     .....»»

Source: Abscbn AbscbnCategory: SportsFeb 11th, 2019Related News

Jeff Bezos case: Billionaires not safe from hackers

NEW YORK, United States -- The stunning revelation that a tabloid obtained below-the-belt selfies of Amazon founder Jeff Bezos -- the world's richest man -- suggests that even billionaires are not out of the reach of hackers. Bezos came out fighting this week, accusing the National Enquirer of blackmailing him with lurid pictures of him and his mistress, and pre-empting the threat to publish by releasing details of the images himself. But for Mark Johnson, CEO of Sovereign Intelligence, the incident makes clear that "no one is beyond the reach of cyber exploitation." "It's a curious irony that billionaires demonstrate astounding acumen related to their own industries, and ye...Keep on reading: Jeff Bezos case: Billionaires not safe from hackers.....»»

Source: Inquirer InquirerCategory: Feb 10th, 2019Related News

Old School Power Rankings 2018-19: Weeks 15-16

By Scott Wraight, NBA.com It almost happened. The King almost surrendered the throne and his crown. But thanks to an impressive performance, the kingdom avoids disarray -- for now. Over the past month or so, it's becoming clear that we have a slight separation of powers, with the Big Three putting some distance between themselves and the field. But that could change depending on how a certain big man responds to his new surroundings in Toronto. And now that he's back and healthy, that gritty guard in Houston could quickly ascend the ranks. - NOTE: Statistics are through games of Feb. 8 (PHL time) - Any player who turns 32 during regular season can be added to rankings. - Check out previous rankings. 1. LeBron James (34), Los Angeles Lakers Previous rank: 1 Latest stats: 3 games, 23.3 ppg, 11.0 rpg, 10.0 apg Season stats: 27.0 ppg, 8.5 rpg, 7.4 apg James must have sensed he was about to lose his spot at the top of the mountain, as he quickly responded with an impressive triple-double against the Celtics (we'll overlook the 1-for-5 from the free-throw line). The King hasn't shown much rust since returning from a long-term groin injury, but others have elevated their game. 2. LaMarcus Aldridge (33), San Antonio Spurs Previous rank: 2 Latest stats: 7 games, 24.4 ppg, 11.6 rpg, 2.6 apg Season stats: 21.1 ppg, 8.9 rpg, 2.5 apg If not for James' triple-double on Thursday (Friday, PHL time), Aldridge would've claimed the throne. That's what happens when you grab double-doubles in five of the last seven, and go for 30-9 and 22-9 in the other two. In fact, over his last 10 games, he's only had one subpar performance (13 points and five rebounds on Jan. 24, PHL time). 3. Lou Williams (32), LA Clippers Previous rank: 3 Latest stats: 8 games, 23.3 ppg, 4.0 rpg, 6.9 apg Season stats: 19.3 ppg, 3.0 rpg, 5.2 apg We didn't forget. Williams started the stint with his first career triple-double. If that wasn't enough, he poured in a career-high 39 four games later. If that wasn't enough, he added 31 two games after that. Despite closing out the period with a relative stinker (10 points in 17 minutes), Williams is averaging 24.5 in February after 20.4 in January. 4. Marc Gasol (34), Toronto Raptors Previous rank: 5 Latest stats: 6 games, 18.0 ppg, 8.0 rpg, 3.7 apg Season stats: 15.7 ppg, 8.6 rpg, 4.7 apg It was another mixed bag for Gasol, who managed two games of 24 or more, two games of 18-19 points and two games between 8-11 points. We fully expect Gasol to step up now that he's playing on a team in the Raptors with serious title aspirations, as he should be able to integrate nicely with both the offense and defense. 5. Rudy Gay (32), San Antonio Spurs Previous rank: 8 Latest stats: 8 games, 16.5 ppg, 6.0 rpg, 3.1 apg Season stats: 14.4 ppg, 6.3 rpg, 2.5 apg Shooting 50.5 from the field and 52.2 from beyond the arc, Gay turned in six games of 15 or more points. He's now managed to score in double figures in 12 straight while shooting better than 50 percent in eight of those contests. No wonder he's shooting a career-best 52.2 percent from the field. 6. J.J. Redick (34), Philadelphia 76ers Previous rank: 4 Latest stats: 3 games, 16.7 ppg, 1.3 rpg, 2.7 apg Season stats: 18.3 ppg, 2.2 rpg, 2.8 apg A small sample size is the reason for Redick's slip, as he failed to make any big impressions in his three games. He did, however, shoot 42.3 from deep (11-for-26) while scoring 13 or more in all three. But he'll need to pocket more 20-point games if he hopes to climb back to where he was. 7. Kyle Lowry (32), Toronto Raptors Previous rank: 6 Latest stats: 5 games, 14.2 ppg, 4.4 rpg, 8.4 apg Season stats: 14.2 ppg, 4.5 rpg, 9.3 apg In three wins, Lowry averaged 17.3 points and 9.3 assists. In two losses, he averaged 9.5 points and 7.0 assists. But the shooting remains a big issue. Lowry's 40.6 FG% is his lowest since 2012-13 (40.1) and his 32.5 3PT% is his lowest since '09-10 (27.2). On a positive, Lowry's 9.3 assists per game easily rise to a career-best mark. 8. Jeff Green (32), Washington Wizards Previous rank: Just missed Latest stats: 7 games, 19.9 ppg, 3.9 rpg, 3.1 apg Season stats: 12.6 ppg, 4.5 rpg, 1.9 apg Shooting 50.0 percent from the field and 42.3 from three-point range, Green went for 20 or more points in five of seven games, including four straight -- his longest such stretch all season. Green's stellar run has been boosted by increased playing time; he's averaging 35.7 minutes in three February games after averaging 30.5 minutes in 14 January games. 9. Chris Paul (33), Houston Rockets Previous rank: NA Latest stats: 5 games, 15.0 ppg, 3.8 rpg, 7.2 apg Season stats: 15.5 ppg, 4.0 rpg, 7.9 apg Paul finally returned to action Jan. 27 (Jan. 28, PHl time) after missing 17 games with a hamstring injury. He's managed to turn in five straight double-figure scoring games to go along with six or more assists in four of the games. There's a little rust, but we like what we see, especially the 2.4 steals and 47.2 FG% during the span. 10.  Al Horford (32), Boston Celtics Previous rank: 10 Latest stats: 7 games, 14.6 ppg, 7.9 rpg, 5.1 apg Season stats: 12.6 ppg, 6.6 rpg, 3.8 apg Horford started the stint on fire, turning in back-to-back double-doubles for the first time this season. Yes, you read that right. In addition to the double-doubles, he shot 60.3 percent from the field and 2.3 blocks, including a season-best six blocks in last Monday's win over the Nets. Just missed the cut: Rajon Rondo, Dwyane Wade, Trevor Ariza, Marco Belinelli The views on this page do not necessarily reflect the views of the NBA, its clubs or Turner Broadcasting......»»

Source: Abscbn AbscbnCategory: SportsFeb 10th, 2019Related News

Untraded Davis scores 32, Pelicans beat Wolves, 122-117

By BRETT MARTEL,  AP Sports Writer NEW ORLEANS (AP) — Anthony Davis didn't need long to win back the crowd after being booed during his pregame introduction and the first few chances he had to handle the ball. But the Pelicans sought to close out a close game without Davis on the court anyway — and narrowly pulled it off. Playing for first time since asking to be traded, Davis had 32 points, nine rebounds and three blocks in 25 minutes, and the New Orleans Pelicans beat the Minnesota Timberwolves 122-117 on Friday night. Jrue Holiday had 27 points and nine assists and Kenrich Williams had 19 points — and they led the Pelicans offense in the fourth quarter, when Davis was kept on the bench despite the fact that the teams were separated by as little as one basket several times in the waning minutes. Instead of playing Davis, Pelicans coach Alvin Gentry sent in Julius Randle, who came through with a pair of inside baskets and clutch free throws in the final minutes. Karl-Anthony Towns scored 32 points for Minnesota, and his driving dunk pulled the Timberwolves as close as 114-112 in the final minute. But Randle responded with one of his late baskets inside and then rebounded Towns' missed jump hook with 16 seconds left. Davis looked determined from the outset to justify his continued presence on the court, however awkward it may be for a franchise that had seemed inclined to move on without him. Pressured by the NBA not to sit a healthy star they had refused to unload by Thursday's trading deadline for this season, the Pelicans announced that Davis would return to the starting lineup. He scored 10 points in the first seven minutes. In the opening minutes, he went strong to the rim while being booed and dunked, at which point a segment of the crowd cheering largely drowned out the boo-birds. Later, as Davis stood on the foul line taking free throws, part of the crowd booed while others chanted, "A-D, A-D!" By halftime, Davis had 24 points and his highlights included a reverse alley-oop tip at the front of the rim while being foul and crashing to the floor on his back. Davis was fine, and reached the 30-point mark before the middle of the third quarter. Andrew Wiggins had 23 points for Minnesota, which shot and rebounded marginally better than New Orleans, but was outscored 27-16 at the free throw line. Randle and Time Frazier each scored 12 points for New Orleans, which has won two straight. TIP-INS Timberwolves: Jerryd Bayless sat out with soreness in the big toe on his right foot. ... Jeff Teague was available coming off the bench after missing eight games with a left foot injury. He played x minutes and had 12 points, five assists and four rebounds in 17 minutes. Pelicans: Randle finished with 12 points. Center Jahlil Okafor sat out with a left ankle sprain that occurred late in New Orleans' victory at Chicago on Wednesday night. ... Guard E'Twaun Moore also was ruled out shortly before tipoff with a left thigh bruise that also had sidelined him the previous five games. UP NEXT Timberwolves: Host the Los Angeles Clippers on Monday night. Pelicans: At Memphis on Saturday night......»»

Source: Abscbn AbscbnCategory: SportsFeb 9th, 2019Related News

Streaking Alab Pilipinas still has Hong Kong s number in ABL

Alab Pilipinas has had all the answers to the problems put up by Hong Kong in the 2018-2019 Asean Basketball League. Following the lead of Renaldo Balkman as always, the Filipinos re-asserted their mastery over home team Eastern in a 96-81 decision on Friday at the Southorn Stadium. Puerto Rican reinforcement Balkman had 32 points, four rebounds, and four assists while back-to-back Local MVP Ray Parks Jr. had 23 markers and seven boards of his own. Hulking Puerto Rican PJ Ramos also posted an 11-point, 14-rebound double-double for the Philippines which has now won seven games in a row. They were joined by Ethan Alvano, Lo Domingo, and Josh Urbiztondo in the 15-5 run to begin the final frame that turned a two-point edge into an 88-76 advantage in their favor. The home team would not be able to cut down the deficit to single-digits for the remaining three minutes. With that pivotal push, Alab hiked its record in its head-to-head matchups with Hong Kong to 3-0. More importantly, they improved their overall standing to 13-2 – still tops in the tournament. BOX SCORES ALAB PILIPINAS 96 -- Balkman 32, Parks 23, Ramos 11, Tiongson 8, Alvano 7, Domingo 6, Urbiztondo 4, Javelona 3, Rosser 2. HONG KONG EASTERN 81 -- Bassett 24, Deguara 20, Elliott 18, Siu 8, Chan 5, Lee 3, Lau 3, Tang 0, Yang 0, Xu 0. QUARTER SCORES: 28-20, 53-53, 73-71, 96-81. --- Follow this writer on Twitter, @riegogogo......»»

Source: Abscbn AbscbnCategory: SportsFeb 8th, 2019Related News

Jeff Bezos accuses magazine of extortion

Amazon founder and the richest man on Earth, Jeff Bezos, has accused the publication National Enquirer of extortion and blackmail. In his blog post on Medium, Bezos said the chief content officer of Enquirer publisher AMI, Dylan Howard, emailed him threatening to release intimate and personal photos and text messages of Bezos and his alleged […].....»»

Source: Tribune TribuneCategory: NewsFeb 8th, 2019Related News

Antetokounmpo, Bledsoe pace Bucks past Wizards

By Charles F. Gardner, Associated Press MILWAUKEE (AP) — Giannis Antetokounmpo scored 43 points, Eric Bledsoe had 22 points and 11 assists, and the Milwaukee Bucks beat the Washington Wizards 148-129 on Wednesday night (Thursday, PHL time) for their fifth consecutive victory. The Bucks shot 60 percent (56-for-93) from the field and placed six players in double figures while becoming the first NBA team with 40 victories. Malcolm Brogdon had 18 points, and Khris Middleton finished with 16. Washington trailed by as many as 25 in the first half, but closed to 120-113 on Chasson Randle layup with 10:22 left. Bledsoe helped finish off the Wizards with 10 points in a quick scoring flurry, including a dunk off a missed free throw by Antetokounmpo. He made a three-pointer with 7:07 remaining to make it 138-118. Bradley Beal led Washington with 30 points, and Thomas Bryant had 26. Jeff Green finished with 22 points for his fourth straight game with 20 or more. The Wizards (22-32) played without Otto Porter Jr. after he was traded to the Chicago Bulls for Jabari Parker and Bobby Portis. A person familiar with the situation confirmed the move on condition of anonymity because the deal had not been announced. Antetokounmpo went 17-for-21 from the field in Milwaukee's highest scoring game of the season. He also had six rebounds, four assists and three steals. The Bucks (40-13) rolled to 50 points in the first quarter on 20-for-27 shooting. They led 85-65 at the break. It was the highest scoring quarter of the season for Milwaukee. The halftime total was two shy of the franchise record for points in a half set on March 14, 1979, versus the New Orleans Jazz. TIP-INS Wizards: Porter was with his teammates preparing for the game when he was informed of the trade less than an hour before tip-off. He was averaging 12.6 points and 5.6 rebounds for the Wizards this season. ... Former University of Wisconsin star Sam Dekker had 12 points in 21 minutes. Bucks: C Thon Maker was traded to Detroit for 6'7" wing Stanley Johnson. A person confirmed the deal to The Associated Press on condition of anonymity because it had not been announced publicly. The 7'1" Maker was the 10th pick in 2016. He started 34 games as a rookie in 2016-17 but has mostly come off the bench since then. UP NEXT Wizards: Host Cleveland on Friday night (Saturday, PHL time). Bucks: At Dallas on Friday night (Saturday, PHL time)......»»

Source: Abscbn AbscbnCategory: SportsFeb 7th, 2019Related News

Hawks fly to 137-129 win over Wizards

By Ian Quillen, Associated Press WASHINGTON (AP) — Taurean Prince scored 12 of his 21 points in the fourth quarter and hit five of Atlanta's 20 three-pointers, helping the Hawks defeat the Washington Wizards 137-129 on Monday night (Tuesday, PHL time). Rookie guard Kevin Huerter added 19 points and also hit five three's in his return to the region where he played college ball at Maryland. Two of those three's came during an early 16-2 run that put Atlanta up 28-16 late in the first quarter, a lead they did not give back. Vince Carter scored 16 points in 16 minutes after halftime. John Collins had 15 points and 11 rebounds despite exiting at halftime with a cut on his face. Trae Young added 10 points and 10 assists as nine Hawks reached double figures. Atlanta outrebounded the Wizards 51-39 and finished 20-of-41 from beyond the arc to close a 4-3 road trip. Bradley Beal had 18 of his 27 points in the fourth for the Wizards, who slipped into a 10th-place tie with Orlando in the Eastern Conference playoff race, three games back of eighth-place Miami. Jeff Green scored 26 points, Trevor Ariza had 25 and Jordan McCrae added a season-high 20 off the bench. But the Wizards never got within a possession after halftime. STILL GOT IT Carter entered to a notable ovation in the third quarter. The 42-year-old, who is 12 years removed from his 10th and final All-Star appearance, then hit his first three shots — including two three's. He finished 6-of-8 from the floor and 4-of-6 from beyond the arc. TIP-INS Hawks: Are 9-7 when grabbing at least 50 rebounds. . Collins' double-double was his 21st of the season. . C DeWayne Dedmon fouled out with 5:30 remaining. Wizards: Started 0-for-10 from three-point range before Tomas Satoranksy made one with 9:18 left in the first half. They finished 12-of-38. . Beal picked up his third foul with 8:41 left in the first half and sat until the break. . Reserve F Troy Brown sat out and will miss at least one more game with an ankle injury. UP NEXT Hawks: Host the Toronto Raptors on Thursday night (Friday, PHL time). Wizards: At the Milwaukee Bucks on Wednesday night (Thursday, PHL time)......»»

Source: Abscbn AbscbnCategory: SportsFeb 5th, 2019Related News

1 deputy killed, another wounded in 12-hour Ohio standoff

BATAVIA, Ohio --- A sheriff's deputy was shot and killed during a 12-hour standoff at an apartment complex in Ohio that left another deputy wounded and a suspect in custody, authorities said Sunday. Capt. Jeff Sellars of the Clermont County Sheriff's Office said officers responded about 7 p.m. Saturday to the Royal Oaks Apartments in Pierce Township, about 20 miles (32 kilometers) east of Cincinnati, following a 911 call from a man who said he believed someone was inside of his residence. Authorities say the caller then said that he was armed and eventually told the dispatcher that he was suicidal. But it was unclear from authorities' statements whether the caller was referr...Keep on reading: 1 deputy killed, another wounded in 12-hour Ohio standoff.....»»

Source: Inquirer InquirerCategory: Feb 3rd, 2019Related News

Cone relieved to have game-changer Chan back for Ginebra

MANILA, Philippines – Veteran shooter Jeff Chan returned to action for Barangay Ginebra and Tim Cone couldn't be any more relieved.  Chan debuted in the 2019 PBA Philippine Cup on Saturday, February 3, and helped Ginebra snap a two-game skid with a dominant 97-85 win over Columbian in Antipolo City.  Although ........»»

Source: Rappler RapplerCategory: NewsFeb 3rd, 2019Related News