French football club Marseille pays tribute to late Eddie Van Halen

French Ligue 1 side Olympique Marseille paid tribute to American rock star and guitar wizard Eddie Van Halen who passed away Tuesday morning, October 6, following a long battle with cancer......»»

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Silva, the City wizard who helped to redefine English soccer

Silva, the City wizard who helped to redefine English soccer.....»»

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DeBlass Marks His Return With ONE Championship

After seven years in retirement, Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu wizard Tom DeBlass just announced his comeback to mixed martial arts – and it only took one event from ONE Championship to lure him back. .....»»

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Amit in semis of World 9-Ball

Pool wizard Rubilen Amit yesterday boosted her bid to become world champion in the year that’s about to end......»»

Source: Philstar PhilstarCategory: SportsDec 18th, 2019Related News

Red-hot Amit barges into semis of world 9-ball tourney

Another potential Filipino world champion is emerging this year. Her name is pool wizard Rubilen Amit......»»

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Women are having a greater impact on NBA than ever before

By Kyle Hightower, Associated Press Practice is over and Boston Celtics assistant coach Kara Lawson is still working. She stands under the basket rebounding and giving feedback to rookie guard Carsen Edwards as he shoots from different spots on the court. After swishing his final three attempts he jogs over to her. “Thanks, coach,” Edwards says before exchanging a high-five with Lawson. Welcome to the new-look NBA, in which women’s footprints are directly impacting every aspect of the game — from broadcasting booths, to officiating, coaching on the sidelines, front-office executives to ownership. Lawson is one of a record 11 women serving as assistant coaches in the NBA this season. While former WNBA star Swin Cash and Sue Bird are working in NBA front offices. “It’s not a fad,” said Basketball Hall of Famer Nancy Lieberman. “It’s opportunities going to very accomplished women who have given their life to the game.” While it may not be a fad, it is a recent trend. Lieberman remembers a time when the presence of women was hard to spot, or at best found only behind the scenes. The 61-year-old — who has broken barriers as a player, as a coach in the WNBA, head coach in NBA G League and in the NBA as assistant — learned quickly that building relationships was the skeleton key to erasing gender hurdles and opening opportunities in the league. That, along with an occasional assist from forward thinking men like former coach Don Nelson, who in 2009 hired her as the head coach of the Texas Legends, the Dallas Mavericks’ G League affiliate. Several have continued Nelson’s vision, including San Antonio Spurs Gregg Popovich, who made Becky Hammon the NBA’s first full-time assistant in 2014; current Mavericks’ coach Rick Carlisle (he hired Jenny Boucek as assistant in 2017) and the Sacramento Kings organization, which has been responsible for hiring three women as assistants (Lieberman, Boucek and Lindsay Harding). Even the BIG3, spearheaded by founder and entertainer Ice Cube, is helping normalize the idea of women leading men, Lieberman said. “I remember Donnie did an interview and he said, ‘Maybe the best man for the job isn’t a man at all.’ He had a list of criteria he wanted to hit for his head coach. And I hit those,” Lieberman said. The women who have broken into the NBA ranks are garnering respect from players for their experience and basketball knowledge. Celtics guard Gordon Hayward said Lawson has already made her presence felt. “She’s been good as far as just the experience she has as a basketball player,” Hayward said. “Reading the game and kind of little things she sees coaching on the sideline. Having somebody that well-versed in basketball, that experience is good.” Earlier this month, Wizards assistant Kristi Toliver was on the court helping the Mystics win their first WNBA championship. On the sideline, Washington NBA All-Stars John Wall and Bradley Beal were wearing the Wizard assistant’s WNBA jersey and dancing from the stands . NBA players are treating the feedback from Toliver and the other women in the league with the same reverence they give their male counterparts. “The biggest thing I learned is to share your voice and what you’ve learned,” Toliver said. “Doing that has helped me communicate with my guys.” Toliver is in a unique salary situation since she coaches for the Washington Wizards and plays for the Washington Mystics — both owned by same franchise. She was only paid about $10,000 with the Wizards last year because of WNBA salary cap rules. WNBA teams can only pay all their players a combined $50,000 in offseason to supplement pay and Washington only had $10,000 left to pay Toliver. There are no such hiccups in New Orleans, where Pelicans guard Frank Jackson said he always expected to benefit from Cash and Teresa Weatherspoon, who was hired as a New Orleans assistant this season. “They were ballers,” Jackson said. “They were good at their craft and I’ve taken a lot from both of them. ... I’ve always had open eyes and open ears to anyone who plays this game.” The 21-year-old Jackson knows of the women’s exploits because he has witnessed it firsthand. And he is not alone. The WNBA has been around since most players were teenagers, and is older than others; the league was launched in 1996. “As the years go on, they’re going to get more and more recognition,” said Jackson, in his third year out of Duke. “Girls can hoop, too. ... I just think as times change, you’ll see more and more.” Cash believes the NBA is realizing having more women is important to growing the league’s overall brand, business and bottom line. “The reality is and the statistics prove it, is that having women included in your business helps you get more inclusion, helps you get the diversity you need,” she said. “Diversity of thought, not just Black, White, Asian, Latino, whatever.” Stephanie Ready, a former assistant in the then D-League, said a big factor in the opportunities women are getting are coming because the younger generation of NBA executives, such as 76ers general manager Elton Brand. She said the new crop of hiring managers are doing a better job of recognizing what women bring to the table and as the older generation retires, it will get even better. “Some people will age out,” said Ready, one of the first women to be a men’s assistant on the collegiate level with Coppin State and a former broadcaster with the Charlotte Hornets who now currently covers the NBA for TNT and Yahoo. “By that I mean the old regime of men who thought that only men could do these jobs.” Richard Lapchick, who tracks racial and gender hiring numbers for the NBA, NFL, NHL and MLB, has long lauded the NBA as being the leader in gender hiring practices. He credits the leadership of Commissioner Adam Silver, who said the league needed to increase the number women coaches and referees in the NBA. Along with the record number of female assistants, five women referees will be working NBA games this upcoming season. Lapchick also believes the NBA will soon have its female head coach. Whether that is Hammon in San Antonio remains to be seen. But whoever it is, Lapchick said the move would go a long way in putting even more women in position to make basketball decisions. “I’d be surprised if it doesn’t happen before the next season,” he said, “or during the next season.” ___ AP Basketball Writer Brian Mahoney and AP Sports Writers Doug Feinberg in New York and Brett Martel in New Orleans contributed to this report......»»

Source: Abscbn AbscbnCategory: SportsOct 17th, 2019Related News

ONE Championship: Honorio Banario finally gets shot at Shinya Aoki

For years, Honorio "The Rock" Banario has been itching to test his mettle against Japanese submission wizard Shinya "Tobikan Judan" Aoki.   The Baguio City native always dreamed of standing across the Circle with Aoki ever since “The Rock” won the inaugural ONE Featherweight World Title by technical knockout against Eric "The Natural" Kelly at ONE: RETURN OF WARRIORS in February 2013. It was that same year that Aoki defeated Kotetsu "No Face" Boku by second-round submission at ONE: KINGS AND CONQUERORS to become the ONE Lightweight World Champion. Six years later, the Team Lakay representative will finally know what it is like to lock horns with Aoki. The two tangle at ONE: CENTURY on 13 October at the Ryogoku Kokugikan in Tokyo, Japan. "He is a legend," Banario said. “He’s still on the top of his game and his skills never change. I’m a fan of how he was able to stay on top ever since he was younger.”   Banario was surprised at first when he got the news because he comes off back-to-back loses against Lowen Tynanes at ONE: HERO’S ASCENT last January and "Crazy Dog" Dae Sung Park at ONE: DAWN OF HEROES this past month. Aoki, meanwhile, also lost in his previous outing when he dropped the ONE Lightweight World Title to Christian "The Warrior" Lee at ONE: ENTER THE DRAGON last May.   With the golden ticket in the palm of his hands, he vows to cash it in. “At first I was shocked because my losses are piling up one after the other, yet they gave me Aoki - so I took it. This is an opportunity to bounce back and face a legend of this sport.” Banario said. “If I win, maybe I’ll shoot back up the rankings. I’ll definitely prepare for this and test my skills with Aoki.”   For Banario, it is all about confidence and knowing that anything can happen inside the Circle. “For me it can really go either way,” Banario said.   “We all know the level that he’s on, but I believe that we can pull it off if we execute our game plan. I see that he sometimes looses focus when he gets hit, so if we manage to execute our game plan, then we’ll have a chance.” Watch ONE Championship’s next event, ONE: IMMORTAL TRIUMPH, on 6 September in Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam. It will be the organization’s first ever all-Super Series event. To catch all the action, download the ONE Super App. More From ONE Championship Dae Sung Park Clubs His Way To Victory Over Honorio Banario Honorio Banario Credits His Toughness To Life On The Farm Honorio Banario: ‘A Champion Is Nothing Without Honor'    .....»»

Source: Abscbn AbscbnCategory: SportsSep 3rd, 2019Related News

ONE Championship: Eddie Alvarez believes he has Eduard Folayang figured out

Eddie “The Underground King” Alvarez says he has Eduard “Landslide” Folayang figured out ahead of their highly-anticipated showdown at ONE: DAWN OF HEROES. The pair of explosive strikers is scheduled to lock horns on Friday, 2 August at the Mall of Asia Arena in Manila, Philippines in a battle between two of the best strikers from both ends of the world. Easily the most decorated opponent that Folayang has to face, “The Underground King” sees the flaws in Folayang’s game, which he hopes to expose on Friday. “Eduard is very strong, very tricky, and explodes into his combinations. I am not a wushu fighter, if we made this a wushu fight, Eduard will probably win - but this is not a wushu fight. This is MMA,” Alvarez said. “We can go to the ground, we can go stand up, wrestle, box, this is everything. And I have been doing MMA longer than anybody on this whole card. I am the better fighter by far. I can go more places for a longer period of time.” The former UFC and Bellator Lightweight World Champion believes that Folayang is a fish out of water whenever a match goes to the ground. Folayang is coming off a first-round submission loss to Shinya “Tobikan Judan” Aoki in the main event of ONE: A NEW ERAlast March where he dropped his ONE Lightweight World Title to the Japanese submission wizard. Notorious for his striking power in both hands, Alvarez says that he is willing to mix it up if that is what it will take to get the victory. “Eduard throws a lot of surprise attacks. Ideally you take him down, and none of that works, right? Take him to the ground and nothing he’s done for his whole life works,” the 35-year-old from Philadelphia, Pennsylvania said. “We’ve seen what happened with Aoki, he was lost on the ground. That’s an option. Also an option is to use my boxing, I feel like I have better boxing.” While he is thinking of ways to beat Folayang, Alvarez still has nothing but praise and respect for the man touted as the face of Philippine mixed martial arts. Pleasantries aside, Alvarez made it clear that he flew all the way to Manila to break the hearts of Filipino fans. “I’m a championship killer, man. Look at my resume. I can rattle off name upon name of champions that I’ve demolished,” Alvarez said. “This is another champion. Eduard doesn’t have the belt, but he’s a champion. Once a champion, always a champion. So to me this is another champion that I can put around my necklace. Knockout or submission, the fight will be finished.”   Want to catch ONE: DAWN OF HEROES? Get your tickets here and use the codeword ONEHERO for a 25 percent discount. A special limited-edition Eduard Folayang - Eddie Alvarez shirt will be sold on event night. Catch ONE: DAWN OF HEROES live on ABS-CBN S+A channel 23 starting at 8:30 PM. Livestream will be available on the ABS-CBN Facebook Page and on iWant  .....»»

Source: Abscbn AbscbnCategory: SportsAug 1st, 2019Related News

Lizquen lihim na kasal na nga ba?

Sa mga love team sa ngayon, kakaiba ta-laga ang sweetness nina Enrique Gil at Liza Soberano. Kahit saang okasyon, inseparable sila and they seem to have eyes for each other only. Heto ang narrative ng isang tao na seemingly aware sa kanilang most intimate activities. Hindi naman ako isang internet wizard kaya basahin n’yo na ........»»

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Westbrook, the wizard of OKC

Posts 4th triple-double in row as Thunder rip Wiz.....»»

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The wizard has landed again

Film review: Fantastic Beasts.....»»

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Kickstarter campaign aims to save Dorothy’s fading ruby slippers

Wishful thinking and three heel-clicks whisked Dorothy back home in "The Wizard of Oz," but it will take hard cash to restore her ruby red slippers......»»

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MATH WIZARD. A resolution was passed by the Sangguniang Panglunsod of Naga congratulating and commending Rania Maxine T. Savilla of Blessed Light International Christian Academy (BLICA), for winning the Bronze Prize in the 12th International Mathematics C.....»»

Source: Bicolmail BicolmailCategory: NewsOct 13th, 2016Related News

Enchanted Kingdom treats all Teachers FREE on October 2, 2016

Sta. Rosa, Laguna, Philippines - Enchanted Kingdom’s royal characters Eldar, the Wizard and Princess Victoria have decreed October 2, Sunday as a magical day for teachers, treating them to free passes, fun games, raffles, prizes and surprises on Su.....»»

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Daniel Radcliffe not interested in revisiting Harry Potter role

Pottermania may be alive and well thanks to upcoming Harry Potter spinoff film "Fantastic Beasts and Where To Find Them" and a hit London play, but actor Daniel Radcliffe says he has no interest in revisiting his role as the boy wizard......»»

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SNEAK PEEK: 'Wicked' Manila stars sing 'For Good,' 'The Wizard and I'

SNEAK PEEK: 'Wicked' Manila stars sing 'For Good,' 'The Wizard and I'.....»»

Source: Rappler RapplerCategory: NewsSep 2nd, 2016Related News

Second ‘Fantastic Beasts’ movie coming in Nov 2018, studio says

The second movie in the Harry Potter spin-off series “Fantastic Beasts” will be released in November 2018, Hollywood movie studio Warner Bros said on Wednesday, promising “much more on the horizon” from the boy-wizard franchise......»»

Source: Tempo TempoCategory: NewsAug 4th, 2016Related News

Draymond and KD better watch out for Wizard Westbrook

Draymond and KD better watch out for Wizard Westbrook.....»»

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Wizard magic: JK Rowling hopes Harry Potter play goes global

LONDON — London is under Harry Potter's spell once more — and J.K. Rowling hopes the rest of the world will eventually follow......»»

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Rowling bids farewell to Harry Potter at gala

A new "Harry Potter" play that opened to swooning reviews and delighted gasps from the audience marks the end of the journey for the beloved boy wizard, his creator J.K. Rowling said at the play's premiere in London on Saturday......»»

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