Dear Kobe ... LeBron animated over Bryant scoring Oscar

By Tom Withers, Associated Press INDEPENDENCE, Ohio (AP) — LeBron James watched Kobe Bryant score big again. But he’s focused on a different shiny trophy than the one his former rival snagged Sunday night (MOnday, PHL time). James joined Magic Johnson, Shaquille O’Neal and other current and former NBA players to congratulate Bryant after the Los Angeles Lakers superstar won an Academy Award in the animated short film category. Holding his Oscar, Bryant later said, “I feel better than winning a championship, to be honest with you. I swear I do.” On Monday (Tuesday, PHL time), James said he watched Bryant’s film, “Dear Basketball,” which was based on a poem the five-time champion wrote in 2015 in advance of his retirement from playing, the night it debuted. “It was phenomenal,” James said. But while he and Bryant had a fierce on-court rivalry, James, who won acclaim for a supporting role in the comedy “Trainwreck” and owns a film production company, said he isn’t driven to match Bryant’s Hollywood haul. “Nah, it’s never been one of my goals,” he said of winning an Oscar. “But now that I’m in a movie and film and TV business and doing so many things, if at some point we can be nominated and win the Oscar, that would be something that I never thought that would happen for sure. We’ve got some things in the works, so we’ll see what happens.” James has served an executive producer for several TV series and his company is working on documentary about Muhammad Ali. He’s also planning a sequel to “Space Jam,” which starred Michael Jordan. During his acceptance speech, Bryant took a swipe at conservative commentator Laura Ingraham, who recently lectured James and Kevin Durant after they were critical of President Trump. “As basketball players we’re supposed to shut up and dribble,” Bryant said. “I’m glad we do a little but more than that.” Salute @kobebryant on that Oscar!! #WeAreMoreThanShutUpDribble #UJustContinueToSitBackAndWatch — LeBron James (@KingJames) March 5, 2018 James acknowledged Bryant’s line on Twitter, posting: #WeAreMoreThanShutUpDribble......»»

Source: Abscbn AbscbnCategory: SportsMar 6th, 2018Related News

Ten takeaways from NBA All-Star 2018 weekend

By Sekou Smith, There's a certain flair and pageantry that gets added to any sporting event when Los Angeles is the host city. When it came to the 2018 NBA All-Star festivities, Hollywood did not disappoint in living up to its standard.   From the arrival of a handful of players late last week to the throng of celebrities, NBA legends and, of course, actual All-Stars on the court for Sunday night's All-Star Game, big and bold moments marked this All-Star weekend that was. This is by no means the be-all, end-all list for the weekend. But, if you somehow missed them, these 10 moments and events -- listed in no particular order -- will stand out in NBA All-Star lore for years to come: AN ALL-STAR (GAME) COMEBACK The format change for the 67th All-Star Game, with captains LeBron James and Stephen Curry choosing their rosters, proved to be a rousing success. And the game itself, with its final frantic minutes, were worth all of the hand-wringing. The defense-wins-when-it-matters final seconds living up to all of the promise that accompanied the reset for both the players involved and all of us watching. Team LeBron’s furious 28-12 comeback in the final six minutes made the game an actual, real life competition. Both sides going at it and wanting to win in the worst way is all anyone was asking for -- well that and a televised player draft (which may be coming soon ...). POKE THE PROCESS? First-time All-Stars Bradley Beal (Washington Wizards), Victor Oladipo (Indiana Pacers), Karl-Anthony Towns (Minnesota Timberwolves) and Joel Embiid (Philadelphia 76ers) all acquitted themselves quite well in Sunday night’s (Monday, PHL time) game. Embiid stood out among the crowd, though, and might have taken home MVP honors if Team Stephen had held on to their late lead. He gave as good as he got from Team LeBron (see his back and forth with Russell Westbrook early and physical tussles with LeBron late), which is exactly what you expect from The Process. BIG GIRLS DON'T CRY(?) What we can say about Fergie’s soulful rendition of the national anthem that NBA Twitter (and the rest of humankind) haven’t already said? Barkley: Can we talk about Fergie's National Anthem... 😂 — Dime on UPROXX (@DimeUPROXX) February 19, 2018 LIVING LEGENDS ABOUND One thing that never gets old during All-Star weekend is seeing the living legends of the game in the flesh, usually in groups and basically everywhere. And from the Legends Brunch to All-Star Saturday Night (Sunday, PHL time) to Sunday’s (Monday, PHL time) game, the stars were out all over Los Angeles. No sport celebrates its rich history better than the NBA. 'THE BROW' REPS FOR 'BOOGIE' Anthony Davis represented the the right way for his All-Star New Orleans Pelicans teammate DeMarcus Cousins at the start of the game by wearing Boogie’s No. 0 jersey for Team LeBron. The Big Easy bromance between the superstar big men is real. NEW WAVE OF FUTURE STARS Friday night’s (Saturday, PHL time) Mtn Dew Kickstart Rising Stars contest lived up to its billing, as the Boston Celtics' Jaylen Brown headlined the game filled with some of the league’s most exciting young stars, several of whom could be making appearances on Sunday night (Monday, PHL time) in Charlotte next year and Chicago in 2020. L.A. SHINES BRIGHT As we mentioned, the city of Angels didn’t disappoint as the host for All-Star weekend and this marked the sixth time the league’s showcase event was held here. From the party scene that seemed to stretch all over the Southland to the concentration of stars that made the Staples Center, LA Live and the downtown area the epicenter of the basketball universe for the long weekend, LA delivered. SHOOTER’S PARADISE For all of the great shooters who have captured the hardware over the years, none have ever done what Phoenix Suns guard Devin Booker did to take home the JBL Three-Point Contest title Saturday night (Monday, PHL time). Booker’s 28 points in his final round duel with Splash Brother and 2016 champion Klay Thompson was an event record. He knocked down a wicked 20 of his 25 shots in that monster final round. LEBRON AN MVP ON AND OFF COURT The oldest player in Sunday’s (Monday, PHL time) game turned out to be the best on and off the court. LeBron James collected his third Kia All-Star Game MVP trophy on the strength of his near triple-double performance (29-points, 10 rebounds and eight assists). Some of his best work came in his response to a battle LeBron and his peers have been fighting all season. “Shut up and dribble,” as Fox News anchor Laura Ingraham suggested LeBron and Kevin Durant should do after they dared to discuss social and political issues in our current climate, was met with the ultimate clap back from the face of the league. His nuanced and eloquent words during Saturday’s media day session was the perfect response. A STAR IS BORN ON SATURDAY NIGHT If you didn’t know Donovan Mitchell’s name before State Farm All-Star Saturday night (Sunday, PHL time), you do now. The Utah Jazz rookie stole the show in the Verizon Slam Dunk contest, introducing himself to the world that doesn’t have NBA League Pass with a masterful performance in the event known for launching new stars. Mitchell’s use of family (his little sister Jordan), newfound friends (comedian Kevin Hart and his son) and history (Jazz dunk champ and legend Darrell Griffith/a Vince Carter Toronto Raptors jersey) proved timely. Mitchell out-dueled the Cleveland Cavaliers' Larry Nance Jr. for the title, securing the title with his ode to Carter on his final dunk. Sekou Smith is a veteran NBA reporter and NBA TV analyst. You can e-mail him here, find his archive here and follow him on Twitter. The views on this page do not necessarily reflect the views of the NBA, its clubs or Turner Broadcasting......»»

Source: Abscbn AbscbnCategory: SportsFeb 20th, 2018Related News

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Source: Philstar PhilstarCategory: NewsFeb 18th, 2018Related News

Workers win $194K in back wages from care home owners

SAN FRANCISCO -- Following a U.S. Department of Labor investigation, Laura and Carole Nobis -- owners of Nobis Care Homes -- have paid $194,275 in back wages to 13 caregivers and cooks to resolve Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA) violations. Investigators with the Department's Wage and Hour Division found that Laura and Carole Nobis failed to pay employees for hours they worked beyond 40 in a work week. The Department's investigation found that the employees regularly worked an average of 60 hours per week, but payroll records showed workers were paid only for 40 hours. "This investigation demonstrates our determination to ensure that employees receive their rightfully earned ...Keep on reading: Workers win $194K in back wages from care home owners.....»»

Source: Inquirer InquirerCategory: Feb 5th, 2018Related News

Wozniacki wins 1st major title at Aussie Open

JOHN PYE, AP Sports Writer MELBOURNE, Australia (AP) — It took Caroline Wozniacki 43 majors and two failed attempts in finals before finally claiming her first Grand Slam singles title. One of the first things she did as a champion was apologize to top-seeded Simona Halep following her 7-6 (2), 3-6, 6-4 win in the Australian Open final on Saturday night. "I'm sorry, I'm just taking a second to hug Daphne," Wozniacki said as she clutched the winner's trophy in the on-court ceremony. "I dreamt of this moment so many years, to be here now it's a dream come true." More than seven years after appearing in her first Grand Slam final at the 2009 U.S. Open, Wozniacki can finally erase the "but never won a major" footnote that has long been attached to her resume. "I'm never going to get the question again about being a world No. 1 without a Slam," she said after leaving the court. Wozniacki will regain the top ranking next week for the first time in six years — beating Serena Williams' record of 5 years, 29 days between stints at No. 1 on the women's tour — in another benefit of beating the top-seeded Halep. Neil Diamond's "Sweet Caroline" played over the stadium speakers as the 27-year-old Danish player carried the Daphne Akhurst Memorial Cup around Rod Laver Arena. Wozniacki lost two U.S. Open finals — in 2009 and 2014 — and Halep lost two French Open finals before their meeting at Melbourne Park. It was the first time in the Open era that players ranked No. 1 and 2 were meeting in a major final without either having won a Grand Slam title. So the pressure was on. It was the first time in the Open era that both Australian Open finalists had saved match points before reaching the final, also, so in some ways the pressure was off. In Halep's case, she was the first player who had saved match points in multiple matches to have reached the final. She saved triple match point and rallied in the third set to beat Laura Davis 15-13 in the third set of her third-round match, and also needed to save match points in her semifinal against Angelique Kerber. Wozniacki saved match points in her second-round win over Jana Fett and later said she was relaxed because for the rest of the tournament she was "playing with the house money." So both players rolled the dice in the 2-hour, 49-minute final, which featured some long, absorbing rallies and 10 service breaks — including six in an eight-game run in the third set. "I know that today is a tough day," Wozniacki said to Halep. "I'm sorry I had to win today but I'm sure we'll have many matches in the future. Incredible match, incredible fight. And again, I'm sorry." Halep, who was playing with an injured left ankle and had rallied from a break down in the third set to lead 4-3 when Wozniacki took a medical time out to have her left knee taped, just ran out of steam. "It's not easy to talk now, she played amazing," Halep said. "It's been a great tournament for me. I started not very well with the ankle injury. I just wanted to give my best every match, which I did. Of course I'm sad I couldn't win today but Caroline was better than me. "Sad that I couldn't make it the third time, maybe the fourth time will be with luck." Wozniacki is the third first-time major winner in the four Grand Slam tournaments since Serena Williams won the 2017 Australian Open for her record 23rd Grand Slam title. Serena Williams, who beat her older sister, Venus, in last year's final, took time out for her pregnancy and the birth of her first child in September, and is preparing to return to competition next month......»»

Source: Abscbn AbscbnCategory: SportsJan 27th, 2018Related News

Siargao review: Low-key loving

Paul Soriano’s Siargao is a film that is content making ripples instead of waves. Paean to a place Diego (Jericho Rosales) is a beleaguered rock star. Laura (Erich Gonzales) is a heartbroken vlogger. The two individuals serendipitously meet on a plane ride to the island and over a series ........»»

Source: Rappler RapplerCategory: NewsDec 27th, 2017Related News

South African beauty crowned Miss Universe

LAS VEGAS---South Africa's Demi-Leigh Nel-Peters, who helps train women in self-defense, won the Miss Universe crown on Sunday (Monday in Manila). The Top 10 finish of the Philippines' Rachel Peters sustained the country's semifinal streak in the global pageant, which started in 2010. Nel-Peters, 22, who recently earned a business management degree, was crowned at Planet Hollywood Resort and Casino on the Las Vegas Strip. The first runner-up was Miss Colombia Laura Gonzalez, while the second runner-up was Miss Jamaica Davina Bennett. Biggest number ever Ninety-two women from around the world participated in the decades-old competition. This year's edition had the biggest n...Keep on reading: South African beauty crowned Miss Universe.....»»

Source: Inquirer InquirerCategory: Nov 28th, 2017Related News

Jamaica, Colombia, South Africa in Miss Universe Top 3

JAMAICA’s Davina Bennett, Colombia’s Laura Gonzalez, and South Africa’s Demi-Leigh Nel-Peters have earned a spot in the Top 3 and the chance to be the next Miss Universe. As of posting time, the candidates are in the Question and Answer portion of the competition. They were asked: What quality in yourself that you are most [...] The post Jamaica, Colombia, South Africa in Miss Universe Top 3 appeared first on The Manila Times Online......»»

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Laura Lehmann fails to make it to Miss World top 15

Miss Philippines Laura Lehmann failed to enter Miss World 2017's top 15 during the pageant's grand finale held in Sanya, China on Saturday evening. Following are the candidates who advanced to the top 15: El Salvador: Fatima Cuellar England: Stephanie Hill France: Aurore Kichenin India: Manushi Chhillar Indonesia: Achintya Holte Nielsen Jamaica: Solange Sinclair Japan: Haruka Yamashita Kenya: Magline Jeruto Macau: Cloe Lan Wan-Ling Mexico: Andrea Meza Mongolia: Enkhjin Tseveendash Nigeria: Ugochi Ihezue Russia: Polina Popova South Africa: Ad van Heerden South Korea: Ha-eun Kim The 24-year-old former UAAP courtside reporter was earl...Keep on reading: Laura Lehmann fails to make it to Miss World top 15.....»»

Source: Inquirer InquirerCategory: Nov 18th, 2017Related News

India’s Manushi Chhillar crowned as Miss World 2017

Miss India Manushi Chhillar bagged the Miss World 2017 crownon Saturdayevening at the pageant's grand finale held in Sanya, China. She defeated England's Stephanie Hill who won as first runner-up and Mexico's Andrea Meza as second runner-up. Aurore Kichenin of France and Magline Jeruto Kenya also made it to the top five. Besting 118 candidates from all around the world, Chhillar succeeds Miss World 2016 Stephanie Del Valle of Puerto Rico. Meanwhile, Philippines' bet Laura Lehmann was part of the pageant's top 40 but she wasn't able to advance to the top 15. READ:Laura Lehmann fails to make it to Miss World top 15 Despite this, her milk bank project for the Jose Reyes Me...Keep on reading: India’s Manushi Chhillar crowned as Miss World 2017.....»»

Source: Inquirer InquirerCategory: Nov 18th, 2017Related News

PH s Laura Lehmann ends her journey in Miss World 2017

MANILA, Philippines – The Philippines' Laura Lehmann ended her journey in Miss World 2017 held in Sanya, China on Saturday, November 18. Laura was part of the top 40 but did not make it to the top 15. She, however, was one of the 5 winners of the Beauty with ........»»

Source: Rappler RapplerCategory: NewsNov 18th, 2017Related News

Lehmann s project among top 5 in Miss World

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Pinoy nagdarasal para kay Laura sa Miss World

The post Pinoy nagdarasal para kay Laura sa Miss World appeared first on Abante News Online. Source link link: Pinoy nagdarasal para kay Laura sa Miss World.....»»

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Philippines enters Miss World 2017 Top 40

MANILA, Philippines — Miss Philippines Laura Lehmann has officially entered the Top 40 of the Miss World 2017 beauty pageant to be held on November 18 at the.....»»

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Laura Lehmann’s ‘Beauty with a Purpose’ project makes it in Top 5

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Daily Diaries: What It Was Like Working With The Unpretentious Laura Lehmann

ABS-CBN Lifestyle's associate editor, who used to work with the beauty queen on 'Listed,' reminisces......»»

Source: Abscbn AbscbnCategory: LifestyleNov 18th, 2017Related News

In Focus: Meet The Team Who Shot Laura Lehmann s Breathtaking Miss World Intro Video!

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Beauty Inspo: How Beauty With A Purpose Laura Lehmann Readies Herself For The World

With a seamless combination of beauty, smarts, and heart, our Miss World Philippines 2017 is the total package!.....»»

Source: Abscbn AbscbnCategory: LifestyleNov 17th, 2017Related News

Style Inspo: Young Beauty Kweens Rachel Peters And Laura Lehmann Slay No Matter Where They Go!

Our Miss U and Miss World bets make for seriously effortless fashion pegs!.....»»

Source: Abscbn AbscbnCategory: LifestyleNov 11th, 2017Related News

Laura Lehmann is ready for the world

  Laura Victoria Lehmann, 24, is no stranger to fashion shoots with Inquirer Lifestyle. "I love Inquirer shoots," said the Miss World Philippines 2017 titleholder. Since her days as a University Athletic Association of the Philippines (UAAP) courtside reporter for Ateneo, she has been a darling of Inquirer To be You's collegiate sports section. She even agreed to be co-emcee at an Inquirer Lifestyle Face-Off fashion show featuring the top fashion design schools in the country. Now she has a new endeavor and title, Miss World Philippines, and will vie for the Miss World 2017 title in Sanya, China, on Nov. 18. It's been over a month since her Miss World Philippines ...Keep on reading: Laura Lehmann is ready for the world.....»»

Source: Inquirer InquirerCategory: Nov 10th, 2017Related News