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What Jodie Foster loves about her role in latest flick

Jodie Foster in 'Hotel Artemis' LOS ANGELES--Jodie Foster does not often act in movies these days because, as she says, it takes her years to find something that she is really interested.....»»

Source: Philippinetimes PhilippinetimesCategory: NewsMay 27th, 2018Related News

Wizards’ Meeks banned for 25 games for doping violation

NEW YORK, United States (AFP) — Washington Wizards guard Jodie Meeks was suspended 25 games without pay by the NBA on Friday after testing positive for growth hormones in violation of the league’s anti-drug policy. The league announced Meeks had tested positive for banned substances ipamorelin and growth hormone releasing….....»»

Source: Journal JournalCategory: NewsApr 14th, 2018Related News

NBA bans Wizards guard Meeks 25 games for doping violation

NEW YORK, USA – Washington Wizards guard Jodie Meeks was suspended 25 games without pay by the NBA on Friday, April 13, after testing positive for growth hormones in violation of the league's anti-drug policy. The league announced Meeks had tested positive for banned substances ipamorelin and growth hormone releasing peptide-2. The ........»»

Source: Rappler RapplerCategory: NewsApr 14th, 2018Related News

Wizards comeback casts spell on Celtics

LOS ANGELES — The Washington Wizards fought back from a 20-point deficit to jolt the injury-hit Boston Celtics with a 125-124 victory in double overtime on Wednesday. A Jodie Meeks three-pointer with two seconds remaining tied it for the Wizards at 106-106 to send the game into the first period of overtime after the Celtics […] The post Wizards comeback casts spell on Celtics appeared first on BusinessWorld......»»

Source: Bworldonline BworldonlineCategory: NewsMar 15th, 2018Related News

Wade hurt, but Heat roll past Wizards 129-102

By TIM REYNOLDS ,  AP Basketball Writer MIAMI (AP) — An easy win still presented the Miami Heat with some potential issues. James Johnson scored 20 points on 8-for-9 shooting, the Heat piled up 76 points in the paint and rolled past the Washington Wizards 129-102 on Saturday night. Miami's starting five shot 77 percent, with Johnson and Josh Richardson — the Heat starting forwards — connecting on a combined 14 of their 15 shots. "We were very detail-oriented," Johnson said. But the postgame mood was at least somewhat tempered by injury concerns. Dwyane Wade left early in the fourth with a mild hamstring strain, and doesn't expect to play on Monday when the Heat start a three-game road trip in Portland. Justise Winslow left the floor with the final seconds running off the clock after appearing to have some sort of problem with his right knee, but the Heat believe he's fine. And those were preceded by Hassan Whiteside being unable to play at all because of hip soreness. "I won't be in the lineup against Portland," said Wade, who described the strain as feeling like a slight cramp that wouldn't go away. "I can probably guarantee that. I'll have time to get treatment, take it day-to-day and see when I can get back. Hopefully I'm not out too long. These things suck, no question about it." Wayne Ellington scored 17 for Miami. Kelly Olynyk had 13 points and 11 rebounds, while Tyler Johnson, Rodney McGruder and Richardson all scored 13 for the Heat, who never trailed and outscored Washington 43-28 in the third. That was Miami's highest-scoring quarter in a regular-season contest since Oct. 30, 2013 — 394 games ago. "Our depth, and multiple guys being able to contribute, is the strength of our team," Heat coach Erik Spoelstra said. Jodie Meeks scored 23 for the Wizards, whose five-game winning streak was snapped. Bradley Beal scored 14 for Washington, which needed overtime to beat Miami on the second night of a Heat back-to-back earlier in the week and was coming in off a win Friday at New Orleans. "It's definitely embarrassing," Meeks said. "There's no excuses for being tired." Washington was within two points at 46-44 with 3:51 left in the second quarter, and from there it was all Heat. Over the next 16 minutes, Miami outscored the Wizards 71-35. "I'm disappointed," Wizards coach Scott Brooks said. "I'm disappointed in myself. I'm disappointed in our guys. ... Not too many guys in the history of this game can go out and play the way we did tonight and have success. It's not acceptable." It was Miami's 11th consecutive game scoring at least 100 points, tying the third-longest such streak in team history. Miami (36-31) carved out a split of the four-game season series with Washington, plus got within two games of the Wizards (38-29) in the Eastern Conference playoff race. A loss on Saturday and the Heat's chances of catching the Wizards would have taken a serious hit — since they would have been four games down and with no hope of winning a tiebreaker. "Everybody's on the same page," said Heat guard Goran Dragic, who scored 10 points and was one of eight Miami players in double figures. "Every night, somebody else is going to have a big scoring. It's awesome to have this kind of rotation." TIP-INS Wizards: Washington plays only three games in the next 10 days, and two of those are on a back-to-back. ... The Wizards waved the white flag in the third, and both benches were emptied for the fourth. Heat: Richardson now has 890 points this season, which is 10 more than he had in his first two seasons combined. ... Miami's only longer streaks of scoring 100 points were a 14-game run in 1994, and a 12-game streak last season. The Heat also had an 11-game streak in 2016. ... The Heat were averaging 100.4 points before Wade returned. In his 12 games back, they've averaged 111.5 per game. WADE MILESTONE Wade's first basket of the night was the 8,000th of his career. He's also now six points shy of 22,000. GRINDING Washington is now eight games through a stretch of 13 consecutive games against teams with winning records — all without All-Star guard John Wall. The Wizards are now 4-4 in those games, and won't face a sub-.500 team again until hosting New York on March 25. UP NEXT Wizards: Host Minnesota on Tuesday. Heat: Visit Portland on Monday......»»

Source: Abscbn AbscbnCategory: SportsMar 11th, 2018Related News

Without Davis, Pelicans win streak ends at 10 vs Wizards

By BRETT MARTEL,  AP Sports Writer NEW ORLEANS (AP) — Otto Porter Jr. scored 19 points and the Washington Wizards cruised to a 116-97 victory Friday night over the New Orleans Pelicans, who couldn't overcome the absence of All-Star Anthony Davis and had their 10-game winning streak snapped. Markieff Morris scored 17 and Bradley Beal added 16 for the Wizards, who led by as many as 27 points en route to their second straight victory. Without the 6-foot-10 Davis' ability to affect opponents' shots or prolong Pelicans possession with offensive rebounds, New Orleans looked overmatched on the boards. Washington outrebounded New Orleans 49-38, and converted 10 offensive rebounds into 18 second-chance points. The Pelicans, by comparison, managed just two offensive rebounds and four second-chance points. Darius Miller scored 20 points and Cheick Diallo a season-high 14 for the Pelicans, who'll hope to have Davis back for their next game against Utah. Jrue Holiday, who averages 19.4 points, was held to four points on 2-of-8 shooting while contending with constant double-teams. Nikola Mirotic also labored through a sharp downturn in production from his 26-point outburst in the Pelicans' previous game in Sacramento. After making 10 of 12 shots — including four 3s — against the Kings, Mirotic shot 3 of 11 against Washington — including 0 of 4 from deep — and finished with nine points. New Orleans also missed 14 of its 20 3-point attempts. New Orleans fell behind by as many as 19 points during a dismal first half in which the Pelicans missed all 10 of their 3-point attempts, turned the ball over 10 times and did not have a single offensive rebound. Porter scored 16 during the first half, hitting an array of layups, floaters and jumpers, including a 27-foot 3 that made it 50-33 late in the second quarter. The Wizards took their largest lead in the third quarter, when Beal's five straight points on a 3-pointer and a pair of free throws capped an 11-0 run that made it 77-50 late in the period. At that point, fans who may well have been enthralled by New Orleans' franchise record-tying 10-game winning streak seemed to be losing interest in the way the Pelicans were performing against Washington, and many began heading toward the exits. TIP-INS Wizards: Improved to 14-11 against Western Conference teams, including 7-6 on the road. ... Swept the season series and have now defeated New Orleans in five straight and 12 of 13. ... Improved to 26-7 when outrebounding an opponent. ... Wizards came in averaging 34.5 points per game from reserves and got 50 in New Orleans, including 14 from Mike Scott, 11 from Kelly Oubre Jr. and 10 from Jodie Meeks. ... Oubre, a New Orleans native, arrived at the game wearing the Saints jersey of running back Alvin Kamara, who attended the game. He scored 11 points. Pelicans: Fell to 3-4 without Davis in the lineup, but all three victories came before All-Star DeMarcus Cousins went out for the season with a torn Achilles tendon on Jan. 26. This marked the first game New Orleans played without either Cousins or Davis this season. ... Failed to score 100 for the first time since their last loss, 100-86 in Philadelphia on Feb. 9. UP NEXT Wizards: At Miami Saturday night. Pelicans: Host Utah Sunday afternoon......»»

Source: Abscbn AbscbnCategory: SportsMar 10th, 2018Related News

Equal pay for female ‘Doctor Who’

English actress Jodie Whittaker, who will play the time-traveling alien hero in "Doctor Who," confirmed recently that she demanded the same salary as the previous main actor, Peter Capaldi. "I don't imagine you're going to meet a woman this evening who is unenthusiastic about the prospect of equal pay," Whittaker told reporters at the National Television Awards. "It's an incredibly important time, and [equal pay is] a notion that should be supported." Whittaker's casting last year as the first female Doctor, after a dozen male actors in the long-running show, was met with support and disapproval---the latter from viewers who wanted the regenerating hero to stay a man.---OLIVER ...Keep on reading: Equal pay for female ‘Doctor Who’.....»»

Source: Inquirer InquirerCategory: Feb 4th, 2018Related News

Nets rout Wizards 119-84 to end four-game losing streak

NEW YORK (AP) -- Rondae Hollis-Jefferson had 21 points and 11 rebounds to lead the Brooklyn Nets to a 119-84 victory over the Washington Wizards on Friday night. (To be updated) Caris LeVert scored 17 points, while DeMarre Carroll, Spencer Dinwiddie and Nik Stauskas added 15 apiece to help the Nets snap a four-game losing streak. Kelly Oubre Jr. had 13 points for the Wizards. The Nets never trailed in the game, taking an early 10-point lead before settling for a 26-23 advantage after the first quarter. A layup by Hollis-Jefferson with 2:36 left in the second quarter gave the Nets an 11-point lead, and they went into halftime ahead 53-43. Hollis-Jefferson finished the first half with 15 points and eight rebounds. Dinwiddie, who did not score in the first half, scored 11 straight to give the Nets a 64-47 lead with 9:24 left in the third quarter. That was followed by a three-point play by Carroll as Brooklyn went up by 20. Later in the quarter, Jarrett Allen put together a six-point streak to put the Nets up by 30 points and they went on to an 88-61 lead heading into the final quarter. Dinwiddie scored all of his points in that decisive third quarter. The lead continued to grow, this time with Stauskas taking the lead role. He made three consecutive 3-pointers, added a free throw and hit a driving layup with 3:32 remaining to give the Nets a game-high 40-point lead, 116-76. Allen finished with 10 points. John Wall, who played only 16 minutes for the Wizards, scored 10 points on 4-of-11 shooting. Bradley Beal only scored four points, shooting 2 of 15 from the field. Overall, Washington shot 36.6 percent, while Brooklyn connected on half its shots. TIP-INS: Wizards: Washington has dropped both games to the Nets this season. They defeated Brooklyn in all four meetings last season and in all three games during the 2015-16 campaign. Nets: Brooklyn hadn't won since beating the Wizards 103-98 on Dec. 12. The Nets hadn't beaten Washington in consecutive games since March 8 and April 15, 2013. . The Nets are 7-0 this season when holding opponents under 100 points. WIZARDS WITH WALL Wall did not play in the first meeting between the teams. "We're like a different team tonight," the Wizards' Markieff Morris said before the game. "I hope they prepared for us." Wall missed nine games (Nov. 25-Dec. 12) with a sore left knee and Washington went 4-5 during that span. SEE YOU NEXT YEAR Friday's game was the Nets' last home contest of 2017. They will play five road games before returning to Barclays Center on New Year's Day to host Orlando. STANDING ALONE LeVert is the only Net to play in each of the team's 31 games this season. In contrast, four Wizards (Beal, Oubre Jr., Marcin Gortat, Jodie Meeks) have played in all 32 of Washington's games. UP NEXT Wizards: Hosts Orlando on Saturday. Nets: Visit Indiana on Saturday......»»

Source: Abscbn AbscbnCategory: SportsDec 23rd, 2017Related News

Meeks, Mac lead Wizards to 126-96 win over Guangzhou

WASHINGTON — Jodie Meeks scored all 19 of his points in the first half and Sheldon Mac added 17 as the Washington Wizards opened their preseason schedule wit.....»»

Source: Philstar PhilstarCategory: NewsOct 3rd, 2017Related News

Meeks, Mac lead Wizards to 126-96 win over Guangzhou

em>By Benjamin Standig, Associated Press /em> WASHINGTON (AP) — Jodie Meeks scored all 19 of his points in the first half and Sheldon Mac added 17 as the Washington Wizards opened their preseason schedule with a 126-96 win over Guangzhou Long-Lions of the Chinese Basketball Association on Monday night. Tomas Satoransky had 13 points and Jason Smith 12 for the Wizards, who were without four-time All-Star John Wall (rest). Bradley Beal, Washington’s other starting guard, had six points in eight minutes. That left plenty of minutes for the backups. “We have some firepower off the bench,” Meeks said. “Guys are ready to play and ready for the season to start.” Tyler Hansbrough, a seven-year NBA veteran and a member of North Carolina’s 2009 national championship team, led the Long-Lions with 29 points and 11 rebounds. Guangzhou missed all nine of its 3-point attempts in the first half and finished 3 of 19 in its sole exhibition game against an NBA team on this trip. “It’s a great opportunity for a lot of these guys who have never been in an NBA arena,” Hansbrough said. “It’s good for us to come over here and play against one of the best teams in the world. We can grow from this.” Meeks, one of the Wizards’ primary offseason additions, made four of five 3-pointers as Washington led 57-38 at halftime. He finished 7 for 9 overall from the field. “He gives us a knockdown-shooter off the bench,” Wizards coach Scott Brooks said. Hansbrough had 12 points and eight rebounds in the first half against a Wizards team that came within one game of reaching the Eastern Conference finals last season. “We’ve watched them on TV. Now we get to come to the court to play against them, ” Long-Lions coach Cui Wanjun said. “It (helps) not only the understanding of NBA Basketball but also helps to improve (our) basketball skills. strong>TIP-INS /strong> em> strong>Long-Lions: /strong> /em>Former Arizona guard Kyle Fogg had 27 points and 11 assists. Sani Sakakini scored 18 points. em> strong>Wizards: /strong> /em> Point guard Tim Frazier, expected to serve as Wall’s primary backup, did not play after suffering a left groin strain during last week’s training camp in Richmond, Virginia. Washington is also without starting forward Markieff Morris (sports hernia surgery) and rookie Devin Robinson (left foot stress fracture). strong>UP NEXT /strong> em> strong>Wizards: /strong> /em> Host the New York Knicks on Friday and Cleveland Cavaliers on Sunday before going on the road for its final two preseason games. .....»»

Source: Abscbn AbscbnCategory: SportsOct 3rd, 2017Related News

LOOK: Paulo Avelino, Jodie Elizabeth Tarasek make red carpet debut

LOOK: Paulo Avelino, Jodie Elizabeth Tarasek make red carpet debut.....»»

Source: Rappler RapplerCategory: NewsSep 30th, 2017Related News

Jodie Whittaker is first female 'Doctor Who'

Jodie Whittaker is first female 'Doctor Who'.....»»

Source: Rappler RapplerCategory: NewsJul 16th, 2017Related News

Aussie teen surfer rules Siargao Cup

MANILA, Philippines - Sixteen-year old Australian surfing sensation Sandon Whittaker pulled off an upset over local favorites to snatch top honors and bring.....»»

Source: Philstar PhilstarCategory: SportsSep 30th, 2016Related News