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Cignal-Ateneo flexes muscle in 28-point beatdown of GFG-CSB

Cignal-Ateneo de Manila Univeristy announced its entry to the 2019 PBA D-League with a rousing 103-75 victory versus Go for Gold-College of St. Benilde on Thursday at Ynares Sports Arena in Pasig. Isaac Go got the ball rolling for the Blue Eagles as they went on a 24-3 tear in the second quarter that turned a slim 20-16 lead to a commanding 44-17 advantage, capped off by an Ange Kouame lay-up. The versatile forward topscored for the early favorites with 21 points on a sizzling 4-of-6 shooting from threes, to go with his four rebounds as Cignal-Ateneo gained an early headstart in the Aspirants Group. Adrian Wong also had his way from downtown, drilling five long bombs to notch 17 points, five rebounds, and four assists, as Matt Nieto contributed 14 points, seven assists, and three rebounds in the win. It was a sweet-shooting outing for the Blue Eagles as they went on a 55-percent field goal shooting and 45-percent clip from threes, much to the delight of coach Tab Baldwin. "This isn't how we play in the UAAP. We'll press a lot more, we'll do a lot of other things that we really can't do when our numbers are down. So offensively, I was surprised, we played pretty well," he said. "We're not doing a lot really, but the guys played very efficiently and that's a good thing." Ivorian slotman Kouame did his damage inside on his way to 13 points, 18 rebounds, four blocks, and two steals, including a big rim-rattler to finish the game in the final 81 seconds. Justin Gutang led Foundation Cup champion Go for Gold-CSB with 21 points and three rebounds in the losing effort. Yankie Haruna provided support with his 11 points and three boards for the Scratchers. BOX SCORES CIGNAL-ATENEO 103 -- Go 21, Wong 17, Ma. Nieto 14, Kouame 13, Mi. Nieto 9, Navarro 9, Belangel 9, Daves 6, Credo 5. GO FOR GOLD-CSB 75 -- Gutang 21, Haruna 11, Belgica 9, Pasturan 8, Naboa 7, Young 6, Dixon 6, Carlos 5, Leutcheu 2, Nayve 0. QUARTER SCORES: 20-14, 49-26, 80-55, 103-75......»»

Source: Abscbn AbscbnCategory: SportsFeb 14th, 2019Related News

Google Maps rolling out update to help Manila cars on coding day

MANILA, Philippines – At the Google for Philippines event on Wednesday, February 13, Google announced an update to Google Maps that would help Metro Manila motorists who need to get around but fall under number coding on a given day. This number coding option on Google Maps will be available ........»»

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

Curry heats up late, Warriors roll past Jazz 115-108

By Michael Wagaman, Associated Press OAKLAND, Calif. (AP) — Stephen Curry overcame a sluggish night shooting and made a pair of pivotal three-pointers in the fourth quarter, Kevin Durant had 28 points and seven assists, and the Golden State Warriors rallied from behind for the third consecutive game and beat the Utah Jazz 115-108 on Tuesday night (Wednesday, PHL time). Curry had 24 points on 8-of-19 shooting. The two-time MVP missed his first five shots beyond the arc and finished 5-of-14 on three's. Klay Thompson scored 22 and DeMarcus Cousins added 12 points and 10 rebounds to help Golden State to its fourth straight win and 16th in 17. Donovan Mitchell had 25 points and seven rebounds for Utah. Rudy Gobert added 13 points and 16 rebounds. Gobert's double-double is his 46th of the season. The Warriors came back from 17 down to beat Phoenix on Friday (Saturday, PHL time) and were down 19 to Miami on Sunday (Monday, PHL time) before winning. Both of those deficits were at halftime. This time Golden State fell behind 91-84 early in the fourth before going on a 21-4 run. Andre Iguodala helped spark the surge with a steal and dunk while Thompson had a three-pointer and reverse layup, but it was Curry's burst that was key. Curry made back-to-back three's, then drove around Ricky Rubio for an easy layup that put the Warriors up 105-95. Before the game Curry, Durant and Thompson received their All-Star jerseys from general manager Bob Myers. The Warriors got off to a rough start with their perimeter shooting, going 1-of-9 beyond the arc in the first quarter, and didn't find their stroke until late in the second. Curry made back-to-back triples, Iguodala added one and Thompson — who appeared to dislocate the ring finger on his left hand in the first quarter — made another. Golden State led 62-53 early in the third before Mitchell got Utah rolling with a pair of three's and seven points as part of an 18-7 run. Neto later made consecutive layups to put the Jazz up 84-81. TIP-INS Jazz: Rubio missed an open layup and shot an airball on a three-point try in the first quarter. . Utah committed 16 turnovers that led to 27 points for Golden State. . Six Jazz players scored in double figures. Warriors: Curry got off to another slow start in the first quarter, missing all three of his three-point attempts and shooting 2-of-6 overall. . Coach Steve Kerr said he plans to rest Cousins and Shaun Livingston for the second half of Golden State's back-to-back Wednesday (Thursday, PHL time) in Portland. . Thompson made three triples to move past Dale Ellis into 17th place on the NBA's list for career three-pointers with 1,721. UP NEXT Jazz: Play at Oklahoma City on Feb. 22 (Feb. 23, PHL time). Warriors: Play at Portland on Wednesday (Thursday, PHL time)......»»

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

ABL: Alab stays hot, routs Hong Kong anew in Renaldo Balkman s historic night - Inquirer Sports

San Miguel Alab Pilipinas kept rolling after beating Hong Kong Eastern anew, 96-81, in the 2019 Asean Basketball League Friday night at Southorn Stadium in Wan Chai, Hong Kong. Renaldo Balkman had ano.....»»

Source: Philippinetimes PhilippinetimesCategory: NewsFeb 9th, 2019Related News

ABL: Alab stays hot, routs Hong Kong anew in Renaldo Balkman’s historic night

San Miguel Alab Pilipinas kept rolling after beating Hong Kong Eastern anew, 96-81, in the 2019 Asean Basketball League Friday night at Southorn Stadium in Wan Chai, Hong Kong. Renaldo Balkman had another efficient and all-around night with a game-high 32 points on 14-of-20 shooting from the field on top of four rebounds, four assists and three blocks to power Alab to its seventh victory in a row. Balkman, the former NBA veteran, was at his best in the pivotal fourth period, where he fired 10 points alone as Alab outscored Hong Kong, 23-10, after leading by only two at the end of the third quarter. Ray Parks was also red-hot from the field, finishing with 23 points missing o...Keep on reading: ABL: Alab stays hot, routs Hong Kong anew in Renaldo Balkman’s historic night.....»»

Source: Inquirer InquirerCategory: Feb 9th, 2019Related News

MMDA rerouting traffic at NLEX to make way for Skyway construction

THE Metropolitan Manila Development Authority (MMDA) is rolling out a traffic rerouting plan for areas affected by the construction of the Skyway Stage 3 inside the North Luzon Expressway (NLEX). During a press conference on Feb. 8, MMDA officials announced that the traffic plan will be implemented starting 11 p.m. on Feb. 9, Saturday. “We […].....»»

Source: Bworldonline BworldonlineCategory: NewsFeb 8th, 2019Related News

Macedonia takes major step on road to NATO membership

BRUSSELS, Belgium – Macedonia moved a step closer to  NATO membership on Wednesday, February 6, signing accession papers after resolving a long-running name row with Greece. NATO Secretary General Jens Stoltenberg said it was a "historic day" which will lead to Macedonia becoming the 30th alliance member, once the deal ........»»

Source: Rappler RapplerCategory: NewsFeb 6th, 2019Related News

Mighty Sports holds off UAE national team, clinches Dubai quarters

      MANILA, Philippines – Mighty Sports-Philippines kept it rolling in the 30th Dubai International Basketball Championship, this time downing the United Arab Emirates national team, 86-78, on Saturday, February 2. Building on momentum gained from their 87-58 thrashing  of the American University of Dubai, the Charles Tiu-coached squad has now surpassed their ........»»

Source: Rappler RapplerCategory: NewsFeb 2nd, 2019Related News

Justice Zone project gets rolling

To further strengthen the justice system in the country, especially in the Visayas region, Supreme Court Chief Justice Lucas P. Bersamin over the weekend launched the so-called Justice Zone project in Cebu City. This, as Bersamin acknowledged the Cebu City government’s efforts in adhering to his initiatives of promoting swift and fair administration of justice. […].....»»

Source: Tribune TribuneCategory: NewsFeb 1st, 2019Related News

Sheikh Khalid to grace Brave s Manila event in March

Sheikh Khalid to grace Brave's Manila event in March ESPN His Highness Sheikh Khalid bin Hamad Al Khalifa will be in attendance at Brave CF 22 in Manila......»»

Source: Manilanews ManilanewsCategory: NewsJan 29th, 2019Related News

Sheikh Khalid to grace Brave’s Manila event in March – ESPN

Sheikh Khalid to grace Brave’s Manila event in March  ESPN His Highness Sheikh Khalid bin Hamad Al Khalifa will be in attendance at Brave CF 22 in Manila. Source link link: Sheikh Khalid to grace Brave’s Manila event in March – ESPN.....»»

Source: Manilainformer ManilainformerCategory: Jan 28th, 2019Related News

Sheikh Khalid to grace BRAVE CF 22 | The Manila Times Online

His Highness Sheikh Khalid bin Hamad Al Khalifa of Bahrain will grace the BRAVE CF 22 mixed martial arts (MMA) tournament on March 15 at the Mall of Asia Arena.READ The post Sheikh Khalid to grace BRA.....»»

Source: Manilanews ManilanewsCategory: NewsJan 27th, 2019Related News

PNB plans P100-B bond issue

The Philippine National Bank (PNB) plans to raise up to P100 billion through the issuance of peso-denominated bonds and commercial papers......»»

Source: Philstar PhilstarCategory: FinanceJan 27th, 2019Related News

BDO Leasing cleared to issue P15 billion commercial papers

BDO Leasing and Finance Inc., the leasing arm of BDO Unibank, has received the go signal from the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) to issue P15 billion worth of commercial papers......»»

Source: Philstar PhilstarCategory: FinanceJan 26th, 2019Related News

SEC approves Dennis Uy firm’s P18.5-billion follow-on offering

THE Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) has given the greenlight for the P18.488-billion follow-on offering of PH Resorts Group Holdings, Inc. as well as BDO Leasing and Finance, Inc.’s (BDOLFI) plan to issue P15 billion worth of commercial papers......»»

Source: Bworldonline BworldonlineCategory: FinanceJan 25th, 2019Related News

Adding Cousins gives Warriors big jolt in middle of season

By Stephen Whyno, Associated Press WASHINGTON (AP) — The rest of the NBA isn’t much of an obstacle for the Golden State Warriors right now. But the two-time defending champions have just what they need to test themselves in the doldrums of an 82-game season. Long before the Warriors can go for their third consecutive title and fourth in five years, they’re now in the process of integrating DeMarcus Cousins into the mix. Cousins missed almost a full calendar year after rupturing his left Achilles tendon while playing for New Orleans, and with the All-Star center finally healthy, Golden State gets to use this time to figure out how he fits in. “He’s given us new life, new energy,” coach Steve Kerr said Wednesday. “It’s good timing with where we are in the schedule. The All-Star break is still about three weeks away. These are always difficult days in the NBA season. You’re kind of grinding through, a long way to go. His arrival corresponds pretty well with a time that’s normally tough to get through.” It doesn’t look tough for Golden State, which has matched a season-high with eight consecutive victories. Cousins has been a part of just two of those games so far as he builds back up his conditioning level, and that will continue to evolve. As Cousins gets his workload back to normal, fellow All-Stars Stephen Curry, Kevin Durant, Draymond Green and Klay Thompson and the rest of the Warriors are getting used to what he brings to the table. So far, so good. “It gives us a big jolt of energy just because he’s been working so hard to get back to this point,” Thompson said. “He adds a whole new dimension to our team, and I get really excited thinking about the possibilities.” As Green pointed out, the Warriors are always thinking about winning a championship, and signing Cousins was another step toward that goal. Cousins signed a $5.34 million, one-year contract understanding he could miss half the season, but he can also be fresher for the stretch run and the playoffs. Cousins, who played 15 and 21 minutes in his first two games, can ease his way back in because unlike December when the Warriors lost 3-of-5, they’re on quite the tear as of late. “It’s also kind of lessened the expectations for him, allowed him to properly get back into the flow of things,” Green said. “To come back at a time where we’re kind of rolling, it allows him to come back and get his legs under him, get his feel back for the game after a year off as opposed to kind of coming back and trying to be that piece to right the ship, which could make it a lot more challenging.” The 28-year-old big man doesn’t have to be the piece, but rather another piece of the Warriors’ winning puzzle. Not only can he dominate inside and shoot from the outside, but Thompson said Cousins helped set him up a handful of three-pointers when he tied an NBA record by making his first 10 attempts Monday night (Tuesday, PHL time) — a good sign so early in his time with Golden State. “He can do everything,” Thompson said. “He can pass out of the post, pass out the pick-and-roll, he can lead the break. He’s just one of the most skilled big men I’ve ever been around, and his ability to stretch the floor as well as finish at the rim is nearly unmatched.” Green acknowledged there have been a few times where players have been too anxious to find their new teammate and passed up a shot. That chemistry the Warriors believe will naturally develop with time, but the rest of this season gives them the chance to experiment and see what they have with Cousins before show time in the playoffs. “All of that stuff will come over time,” Green said. “Eventually we’ll just play. But I like to see that because it just shows how it matters to get another guy going, to get him to feeling like he fits and we’re moving in the right direction.”.....»»

Source: Abscbn AbscbnCategory: SportsJan 24th, 2019Related News

Twitter rolls out simplified web redesign

MANILA, Philippines – Twitter announced Wednesday, January 23, it was gradually rolling out a new web-based redesign that would allow for some new features and functionality, despite there still being no edit button in sight. Accessible via Twitter.com for people given an option to opt-in, the redesign includes ........»»

Source: Rappler RapplerCategory: NewsJan 23rd, 2019Related News

UAAP juniors: NU Bullpups clinch 1st Final Four spot

    MANILA, Philippines – The NU Bullpups kept it rolling in the UAAP Season 81 juniors basketball tournament after an 82-67 rout of the gutsy La Salle Zobel Junior Archers at the FilOil Flying V Centre on Wednesday, January 23. With their 10th win in 11 games, the Season 80 runners-up clinched ........»»

Source: Rappler RapplerCategory: NewsJan 23rd, 2019Related News

2,628 passengers stranded in Visayas, Mindanao

MANILA, Philippines --- As of 8:00 p.m. on Sunday, Tropical Depression Amang stranded a total of 2,628 passengers, 38 vessels, 222 rolling cargoes, and 8 motorbancas in Central Visayas, Northern Mindanao, Eastern Visayas and Southern Visayas due to Tropical Depression Amang. The Philippine Coast Guard posted the figures at 8:23 p.m. on its Facebook timeline. Following is the breakdown of those figures. Central Visayas: 65 passengers, 8 vessels, 15 rolling cargoes, and 8 motorbancas Northern Mindanao: 1,413 passengers, 15 vessels, and 39 rolling cargoes Eastern Visayas - 1,103 passengers, 9 vessels, and 146 rolling cargoes Southern Visayas -- 47 passengers, 6 vesse...Keep on reading: 2,628 passengers stranded in Visayas, Mindanao.....»»

Source: Inquirer InquirerCategory: Jan 20th, 2019Related News

Chiefs vs Patriots – Chiefs’ Rolling Into Mighty Patriots at Arrowhead

KANSAS CITY, Missouri --- It seems football fans everywhere are suddenly on the Kansas City Chiefs' bandwagon, enthralled by their record-setting young quarterback and exciting playmakers and hopeful their amiable old coach can finally win the big one. Then again, maybe they're just fans of anybody facing New England. Let's explore tonight's matchup, the Chiefs vs Patriots. The Patriots have dominated the AFC for nearly two decades, and the coach-quarterback combination of Bill Belichick and Tom Brady will be playing in an eighth consecutive conference title game Sunday night when New England visits the Chiefs at frigid, hostile Arrowhead Stadium. But whereas Brady& Co. once in...Keep on reading: Chiefs vs Patriots – Chiefs’ Rolling Into Mighty Patriots at Arrowhead.....»»

Source: Inquirer InquirerCategory: Jan 20th, 2019Related News