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Warriors cool off high-flying Bucks, Nets surprise Raptors

LOS ANGELES: Stephen Curry and Klay Thompson combined for 40 points as the Golden State Warriors avenged a November loss to the Milwaukee Bucks with a 105-95 victory on Friday…READ The post Warriors cool off high-flying Bucks, Nets surprise Raptors appeared first on The Manila Times Online......»»

Source: Manilatimes_net Manilatimes_netCategory: NewsDec 8th, 2018Related News

Curry carries Warriors over Cavs, Thunder roar back | The Manila Times Online

LOS ANGELES: Stephen Curry scored 42 points to lead the Golden State Warriors to a 129-105 victory over the Cleveland Cavaliers on Wednesday (Thursday in Manila) in an NBA FinalsREAD The post Curry ca.....»»

Source: Manilanews ManilanewsCategory: NewsDec 7th, 2018Related News

Curry scores 43 as Warriors roll past Cavs in faux Finals rematch

Stephen Curry made nine 3-pointers and scored 42 points, and Golden State returned to face a very different-looking Cleveland team for the first time since winning another NBA title and beat the Cavaliers, 129-105,.....»»

Source: Philstar PhilstarCategory: NewsDec 6th, 2018Related News

NHL adds Seattle as league s 32nd team, play begins in 2021

By Stephen Whyno, Associated Press SEA ISLAND, Ga. (AP) — Seattle is getting a National Hockey League team. It will just have to wait a little bit longer to drop the puck. The NHL Board of Governors unanimously approved adding Seattle as the league's 32nd franchise on Tuesday, with play set to begin in 2021 instead of 2020 to allow enough time for arena renovations. The as-yet unnamed franchise will be the Emerald City's first major winter sports team since the NBA's SuperSonics left town in 2008. "Today is a day for celebration in a great city that adores and avidly supports its sports teams and for our 101-year-old sports league," Commissioner Gary Bettman said. "Expanding to Seattle makes the National Hockey League more balanced, even more whole and even more vibrant. A team in Seattle evens the number of teams in our two conferences, brings our geographic footprint into greater equilibrium and creates instant new rivalries out west, particularly between Seattle and Vancouver." The announcement came a few moments after Seattle Mayor Jenny Durkan let the news slip at a watch party in Seattle, prompting cheers: "I got a call from a mole in the room and it was a unanimous vote. We're getting hockey." The decision was widely expected after the Seattle Hockey Partners group impressed the board's executive committee in October with a plan that had all the ingredients the NHL was looking for. Strong ownership led by billionaire David Bonderman and producer Jerry Bruckheimer, a downtown arena in a sports-crazed city and a season-ticket drive that drummed up 10,000 orders in 12 minutes all cleared the way for the NHL to add another team less than three years after approving a franchise in Las Vegas. Seattle Hockey President and CEO Tod Leiweke joked that he'd have to throw out some Seattle 2020 business cards because of the pushed-back timing. But all sides agreed 2021 was the best time to start. "They've always felt that we should have a little more time to build the arena right," Bruckheimer said. "We wanted to bring it to 2020-21 because we want to get going right away, but it's not fair to the fans or to the players to not have a 100 percent finished arena when we start." The owners will pay a $650 million expansion fee, up from the $500 million the Vegas Golden Knights paid to join the league just two years ago. Leiweke said arena renovations will cost $800 million and the addition of a state-of-the-art practice facility makes it a total investment of over $1.5 billion. "(That's) a few bits of change which aren't around anymore," Bonderman said of the spending. "Seattle is one of my favorite cities and it's a pleasure to be here. If it was someplace else, I wouldn't have done it." The NHL will also realign its two divisions in the West for the 2021-22 season: Seattle will play the Pacific, home to its closest geographic rivals like Vancouver, Calgary and San Jose, and the Arizona Coyotes will move to the Central Division. "It was at the end of the day the simplest, most logical and least disruptive option we had available to us and I think it'll work well for the Coyotes," Deputy Commissioner Bill Daly said. The remarkable debut by Vegas in 2017, which included a run to the Stanley Cup Final, gave the league more confidence about moving forward so quickly. Seattle will benefit from the same expansion draft rules Vegas had. Its front office is expected to be led by Dave Tippett, a former coach who would lead the search for the club's first general manager and staff. Tippett signed on to the project because of a connection to Leiweke, a major force in delivering an NHL team to Seattle. Leiweke got his start in hockey with the Minnesota Wild. He also worked in Vancouver and most recently helped build Tampa Bay into a powerhouse in the Eastern Conference. Leiweke left the Lightning in 2015 to become the COO of the NFL and didn't have any interest in leaving the league office until the project in Seattle began to gain traction. Leiweke's job will be to capitalize on a market whose demographics have changed significantly since he left the NFL's Seahawks in 2010 after being largely responsible for the team hiring coach Pete Carroll. Seattle is the largest market in the country without a winter pro sports franchise and has seen an influx of wealth in recent years. Even when he was running the Seahawks, Leiweke believed Seattle was ripe for the NHL and the response to the season-ticket drive only strengthened that belief. "I woke up today thinking about the fans," Leiweke said. "What did they feel on March 1 when they put down deposits without knowing anything? No team name, an ownership group they didn't know very well, a building plan that was back then somewhat defined but fairly vague. Today is a great day for the fans and we owe them so much. That's why today happened." The NHL's launch in Seattle will show how starved fans are for another team. Basketball is embedded in the DNA of the region thanks to 41 years of the SuperSonics and a lengthy history of producing NBA talent. When the rain of the fall and winter drive young athletes inside, they grab a basketball and head for the nearest gym to play pickup games. Basketball courts and coffee shops seem to be on every corner, but ice rinks are scarce. A lot about Seattle is different from 2008, when the Sonics moved to Oklahoma City. The skyline is filled with construction cranes. Amazon has taken over an entire section of the city, joined nearby by satellite offices of Google and Facebook. The amount of wealth now in the Seattle market is part of the reason Tim Leiweke, Tod's older brother and the CEO of event facilities giant Oak View Group, has regularly calls the city one of the most enticing expansion opportunities in pro sports history. Seattle has become a city of transplants due to the booming local economy. A hockey franchise would provide those newcomers a team to rally around, much like what happened when the Sounders of Major League Soccer arrived in 2009 — the last team added to the city's sport landscape. The Sonics were the first, joining the NBA in 1967, followed by the arrival of the Seahawks in 1976 and Mariners in 1977 after construction of the Kingdome. There have been several attempts at solving Seattle's arena issues and landing either an NHL or NBA team in the years since the Sonics left, but none had the support of the city or the private money attached until now. Asked Tuesday about possibly adding an NBA team, Bonderman responded: "One miracle at a time." While Seattle basks in the news, it's not clear the NHL will be satisfied at 32 teams even with the new team providing balance between the conferences and a natural, cross-border rival for the Vancouver Canucks. Daly said recently that there's no magic number, even though no major North American sports league has ever grown beyond 32 teams. Houston, Quebec City and Toronto have all been touted as possible new homes someday, but they'll also have to wait. "We're not looking right now and I think for the foreseeable future at any further expansion," Bettman said. ___ AP Sports Writer Tim Booth in Seattle contributed......»»

Source: Abscbn AbscbnCategory: SportsDec 5th, 2018Related News

Curry leads charge as Warriors cruise past Hawks

LOS ANGELES, USA - Stephen Curry, Kevin Durant and Klay Thompson combined for 85 points as the two-time defending champion Golden State Warriors used a balanced offense to roll over the Atlanta Hawks 128-111 on Monday, December 3.  Curry was playing in just his second game after missing 11 contests with ........»»

Source: Rappler RapplerCategory: NewsDec 4th, 2018Related News

Big Three takes over as Warriors hunt down Hawks

Stephen Curry scored 30 points, Kevin Durant had 28 and Klay Thompson chipped in with 27 as the Golden State Warriors cruised past the Atlanta Hawks, 128-111......»»

Source: Philstar PhilstarCategory: NewsDec 4th, 2018Related News

Pistons beat Warriors to win fifth straight, Raptors roll on | The Manila Times Online

LOS ANGELES: Blake Griffin scored 26 points as the Detroit Pistons spoiled the return of Golden State Warriors star Stephen Curry by beating the two-time defending NBA champions, 111-102, onREAD The p.....»»

Source: Manilanews ManilanewsCategory: NewsDec 3rd, 2018Related News

Vince Carter enjoying his decision to go to Atlanta

By Tim Reynolds, Associated Press Vince Carter could have gone anywhere. To a contender, to chase a ring. To retirement, because he has nothing left to prove. To television, which seems like it will be his next vocation whenever his playing days end. Instead, he chose Atlanta — a young team, a rebuilding team, a team that probably has minimal chance of making the playoffs. And he’s happy. “I’m with a great bunch of guys,” Carter said. “I enjoy helping young guys who want to learn, who are willing to be coached and let you coach them and ask questions. It’s a small thing, but it’s a major thing — because if you’re asking questions, that means you’re trying to learn and grow. And these guys are all great.” He’s the NBA’s oldest active player, someone who turns 42 next month. When he was drafted in June 1998, neither Trae Young nor Kevin Huerter had been born yet. And they’re the starting backcourt for the Hawks this season, Carter’s 21st in the league, with Atlanta being the eighth team he’s played with. Carter talked with Dwyane Wade during the offseason about their options; Wade was considering retirement, and Carter was deciding where to play next. Wade said Carter doesn’t need a ring to complete any sort of legacy, and applauded the decision to go to Atlanta. “It’s very cool,” Wade said. “I think everybody on the outside has what they think someone should do. I was like, ‘Man, it’d be cool if he went back to Toronto.’ I had my story for him. But he decided to continue to do things the way that he’s done it, and I think it’s him understanding the importance of what he has to offer to the game and young players, and an organization that wanted him to come in and give that.” There are no regrets. Barring a change of address or another season — which is possible — Carter’s career will end with him getting to the conference finals only once, and never appearing in the NBA Finals. The closest he got was with Orlando in 2010, when the Magic lost the Eastern Conference finals to Boston in six games. “It’s easy to go sit on the bench and watch your team win and not really contribute,” Carter said. “Yeah, with my voice, I could contribute. But I want to do both.” So Carter is hanging with the kids. “It’s good for me,” Carter said. “Keeps me young.” RAPTORS RISING Toronto is off to the best start in the NBA at 20-4, four games clear of Milwaukee in the Eastern Conference already (and four games in the loss column ahead of Philadelphia as well). The scary thing is, it could have been better. It’s been forgotten, but the Raptors’ season also includes a three-game losing streak — all in a five-day span last month. They lost by 16 against New Orleans to fall to 12-2, then wasted a 19-point lead and lost to Detroit, then watched Kawhi Leonard miss late in regulation in what became an overtime loss to Boston. They’re 8-0 since, and first-year coach Nick Nurse has his team rolling. “Nick has done a really good job with this team and the way they play,” New Orleans coach Alvin Gentry said. THE WEEK AHEAD A game per day to check out this week: Oklahoma City at Detroit, Monday (Tuesday, PHL time): Former teammates Russell Westbrook and Reggie Jackson seem to like going head-to-head. San Antonio at Utah, Tuesday (Wednesday, PHL time): The Spurs struggled with the Jazz last season, and this opens a tough road back-to-back. Philadelphia at Toronto, Wednesday (Thursday, PHL time): The Raptors have opened up a sizable lead in the East, and face a good test here. New York at Boston, Thursday (Friday, PHL time): After a sluggish start, the Celtics are starting to look like the team many envisioned. Golden State at Milwaukee, Friday (Saturday, PHL time): Stephen Curry, Kevin Durant and Giannis Antetokounmpo on the same floor is must-watch. Miami at L.A. Clippers, Saturday (Sunday, PHL time): Wade is eager for this — his wife and their newborn daughter are currently staying in Los Angeles. Milwaukee at Toronto, Sunday (next Monday, PHL time): A matchup of two of the East’s best teams, and it’s never too early to think about positioning. HISTORIC WARRIORS Not even two months into the season, and the Golden State Warriors have already done something that no team in more than 50 years has accomplished. The Warriors are the second team in NBA history, joining the 1961-62 Los Angeles Lakers, to have three different players with a 50-point game in the same regular season. Kevin Durant, Stephen Curry and Klay Thompson have reached 50 already this season. The 1961-62 Lakers’ trio to do so: Jerry West, Elgin Baylor and Rudy LaRusso. Could Golden State get a fourth into the 50-point column? Who knows, but remember, DeMarcus Cousins — who hasn’t played yet this season — has a pair of 50-point games in on his career resume......»»

Source: Abscbn AbscbnCategory: SportsDec 3rd, 2018Related News

Team Lakay honored with ‘Champions Parade’ after title-laden year

BAGUIO CITY --- Members of the Team Lakay were hailed by the local government Sunday afternoonhere following their impressive showing this year. Eduard Folayang, Kevin Belingon, Geje Eustaquio, Joshua Pacio, Stephen Loman, together with ringmaster Mark Sangiao marched around Baguio City to celebrate their unprecedented feat that saw them hoist an unprecedented five world titles. NOW: @TeamLakay's victory parade from SM Baguio to People's Park. The Cordillera fight stable now has 4 champions in @ONEChampionship and one in Brave FC. Talk about domination. #MixedMartialArts | @INQUIRERSports @inquirerdotnet pic.twitter.com/8IKR3NpnY4 --- Denison Rey Dalupang (@sonrdINQ) December 2,...Keep on reading: Team Lakay honored with ‘Champions Parade’ after title-laden year.....»»

Source: Inquirer InquirerCategory: Dec 3rd, 2018Related News

Pistons pummel Warriors to win 5th straight, Raptors roll on

    LOS ANGELES, USA – Blake Griffin scored 26 points as the Detroit Pistons spoiled the return of Golden State Warriors star Stephen Curry by beating the two-time defending NBA champions, 111-102, on Saturday, December 1 (Sunday, December 2, Manila time). Andre Drummond finished with 16 points and 19 rebounds for Detroit ........»»

Source: Rappler RapplerCategory: NewsDec 2nd, 2018Related News

Griffin, Drummond power Pistons over Curry, Warriors

DETROIT --- Golden State got Stephen Curry back on Saturday night. Even that wasn't enough for the Warriors against Detroit's Blake Griffin and Andre Drummond. Griffin scored 26 points and Drummond added 16 points and 19 rebounds as the Pistons extended their winning streak to five games with a 111-102 victory over the Warriors. "That's obviously a great win," Griffin said. "You could tell by the crowd and the atmosphere tonight that we were facing a big team, and we protected our home floor." Drummond finished with eight offensive boards. "It is so tough to play Andre, because when they get some penetration, the bigs normally try to help, but if you take your body o...Keep on reading: Griffin, Drummond power Pistons over Curry, Warriors.....»»

Source: Inquirer InquirerCategory: Dec 2nd, 2018Related News

Drummond, Griffin lead Pistons in rout of Bulls

DETROIT --- Andre Drummond had 19 points and 19 rebounds and Blake Griffin added 20 points and 10 rebounds as the Detroit Pistons beat the Chicago Bulls 107-88 Friday night. Reggie Jackson added 20 points for the Pistons, who have won four straight. Just as important for Detroit, coach Dwane Casey was able to use his reserves for most of the fourth quarter in the first game of a back-to-back. Detroit hosts Golden State on Saturday, with Stephen Curry expected to return to the Warriors' lineup. Wendall Carter scored a career-high 28 points for the Bulls, who lost their fifth straight. Chicago also plays Saturday, traveling to Texas to face the Houston Rockets. Jackson set the...Keep on reading: Drummond, Griffin lead Pistons in rout of Bulls.....»»

Source: Inquirer InquirerCategory: Dec 1st, 2018Related News

9-year-old girl helps Stephen Curry fix online shoe access

TORONTO --- A letter from a 9-year-old girl has helped Stephen Curry fix online access to his shoes for kids. Riley Morrison of Napa, California, wrote to Curry to tell him she couldn't buy his Curry 5 shoes because they weren't available on the Under Armour website. They were only marketed to boys. She wrote "I know you support girl athletes because you have two daughters and you host an all girls basketball camp. I hope you can work with Under Armour to change this because girls want to rock the Curry 5s too." The two-time MVP and five-time All-Starreplied with an apology, saying in a hand-written response he's been working with Under Armour to remedy the situation. Curry ...Keep on reading: 9-year-old girl helps Stephen Curry fix online shoe access.....»»

Source: Inquirer InquirerCategory: Dec 1st, 2018Related News

Four Iloilo City Council bets withdraw from 2019 polls

By: Emme Rose Santiagudo FOUR bets eyeing seats in the Sangguniang Panlungsod of Iloilo City officially withdrew their certificates of candidacy (COC) for the 2019 May polls on Nov 29, 2018. As of 4:30 p.m. Thursday, Joemarie Barredo, Renan Gonzales, Ceasar Hablero, and Stephen Denaga, who are running under Nacionalista Party (NP), have withdrawn their COCs, […] The post Four Iloilo City Council bets withdraw from 2019 polls appeared first on The Daily Guardian......»»

Source: Thedailyguardian ThedailyguardianCategory: NewsNov 30th, 2018Related News

SpongeBob SquarePants creator Hillenburg, 57

LOS ANGELES — SpongeBob SquarePants creator Stephen Hillenburg, who brought the zany cartoon marine underworld of Bikini Bottom to television, the movies, and the stage, has died at the age of 57, the Nickelodeon television network said on Tuesday......»»

Source: Bworldonline BworldonlineCategory: NewsNov 29th, 2018Related News

Curry returns this week, Cousins still on hold | The Manila Times Online

Golden State Warriors point guard and two-time MVP Stephen Curry could be coming back in action this week. The NBA.com reported Curry will go through a full practice on TuesdayREAD The post Curry retu.....»»

Source: Manilanews ManilanewsCategory: NewsNov 29th, 2018Related News

Warriors injured star Steph Curry to return in Detroit

    LOS ANGELES, USA – Golden State Warriors star Stephen Curry will return from injury against the Pistons in Detroit on Saturday, December 1, coach Steve Kerr said Wednesday. Kerr ruled Curry out of the two-time defending champions' marquee matchup against the league-leading Raptors in Toronto on Thursday, despite the fact that ........»»

Source: Rappler RapplerCategory: NewsNov 29th, 2018Related News

Hillenburg, SpongeBob SquarePants creator, dies at 57 | The Manila Times Online

LOS ANGELES: Stephen Hillenburg, the biology teacher turned creative genius behind the wildly successful SpongeBob SquarePants childrens animation series has died, Nickelodeon announced Tuesday. He wa.....»»

Source: Manilanews ManilanewsCategory: NewsNov 29th, 2018Related News

Duterte names Lucas Bersamin Chief Justice | Evening wRap

Today on Rappler: President Rodrigo Duterte chooses Supreme Court Associate Justice Lucas Bersamin to be Chief Justice. Leftist congressmen from the Makabayan bloc denounce President Rodrigo Duterte's bid to create a death squad against communist rebels. Esports will be a medal event at the 30th SEA Games in 2019. Spongebob Squarepants creator Stephen Hillenburg passes away ........»»

Source: Rappler RapplerCategory: NewsNov 28th, 2018Related News

Filipino fans mourn passing of Spongebob Squarepants creator Stephen Hillenburg

The sudden passing of Stephen Hillenburg, creator of Spongebob Squarepants, saddened many fans in the world, including Filipinos. Nickelodeon, the channel that airs the popular series, announced his death in the morning of November 28. Hillenberg was 57 years old and was suffering from amyotrophic lateral sclerosis or ALS, a neurodegenerative condition better known as […] The post Filipino fans mourn passing of Spongebob Squarepants creator Stephen Hillenburg appeared first on Interaksyon......»»

Source: Interaksyon InteraksyonCategory: TopNov 28th, 2018Related News