Blazers beat Heat 115-99 for 10th straight victory

By Erik Garcia Gundersen, Associated Press PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) — Damian Lillard had 32 points and 10 assists, and the Portland Trail Blazers beat the Miami Heat 115-99 on Monday night (Tuesday, PHL time) for their 10th straight victory. Jusuf Nurkic added 27 points and 16 rebounds for the Blazers, who have the longest current winning streak in the NBA and a two-game lead over Oklahoma City for the No. 3 seed in the Western Conference. The Heat used an 18-2 run to start the fourth quarter to trim a 19-point deficit to three, but Lillard took charge for the Blazers, just as he has throughout the winning streak. The All-Star guard broke Portland's drought of over five minutes with a three-pointer midway through the period to put Portland back in front by six, and the Blazers stayed safely ahead from there. Lillard scored 21 points after halftime. He leads the league in second-half scoring. Goran Dragic scored 23 points for the Heat, who were without two key players in starting center Hassan Whiteside and sixth man Dwyane Wade. The Blazers closed the first quarter on a 14-4 lead to take a 34-25 lead, capped by a buzzer-beating three-pointer from rookie Zach Collins. Another three-pointer by Collins with 7:03 left in the second quarter put Portland up 45-33, forcing the Heat to call time. TIP-INS Heat: Monday (Tuesday, PHL time) was the deadline for the Heat to use a $5.5 million trade exception they were granted after shooting guard Dion Waiters underwent season-ending surgery on his ankle. The Heat would have had to release a player already on their roster to open up a roster spot to use the sizable exception. Trail Blazers: Lillard came in averaging nearly 33 points during the streak, which includes two victories over the NBA champion Golden State Warriors. "I think this might be the best level that he's played," coach Terry Stotts said. "I thought what he did last year after the All-Star break was amazing. He carried us to the playoffs last year, showing great leadership and a high quality of play. It might be better this year, but we still have 16 games to go." UP NEXT Heat: Miami continues its three-game road trip in Sacramento on Tuesday (Wednesday, PHL time). Trail Blazers: Welcome LeBron James and the Cleveland Cavaliers on Thursday (Friday, PHL time).  .....»»

Source: Abscbn AbscbnCategory: SportsMar 13th, 2018Related News

Whiteside, Wade carry Heat past 76ers, 108-99

By Tim Reynolds, Associated Press MIAMI (AP) — Hassan Whiteside scored 26 points, Dwyane Wade added 16 and the Miami Heat moved a step closer to the playoffs by beating the Philadelphia 76ers 108-99 on Thursday night (Friday, PHL time). Josh Richardson scored 13 points, Tyler Johnson had 12 and Kelly Olynyk added 10 to help the Heat stay No. 7 in the Eastern Conference and move within a game of No. 6 Philadelphia. Dario Saric had 20 points and 10 rebounds for the 76ers, who got 19 points from JJ Redick and 17 from Joel Embiid. Marco Belinelli added 14. It came down to the fourth — Miami shot 13-for-18, Philadelphia 7-for-22. And in the end, the Heat and 76ers split their four meetings this season. Combined score: Heat 409, 76ers 407. The Heat used 10 players — all 10 scored, all 10 had at least two rebounds, and eight of the 10 had at least two assists. Miami controlled the fourth and led by 11 with 2:01 left, before the 76ers had one last gasp. Redick was fouled by Whiteside before an inbounds pass came in, giving him one free throw. Redick added a jumper on the ensuing possession, and after a stop Belinelli connected on a three-pointer — and just like that, after six points in 37 seconds, Miami's lead was 101-96. The drama essentially ended there. Whiteside made two foul shots, and Wade slammed home a lob from Richardson with 50.6 seconds left for a nine-point edge. Embiid banked in a three from the wing to get Philly within six, but the outcome wasn't in doubt again. Miami was up 12 late in the first half, before Redick willed the 76ers right back into things. He was 3-for-3 from three-point range in the final 2:42 of the half, helping Philadelphia get within two late before Wade made a spinning jumper with one second left that sent Miami into the break with a 53-49 lead. No separation was to be had in the third quarter, either. Miami led by four early, Philadelphia led by five twice — both times after three-pointers by Belinelli — and the 76ers wound up leading 74-73 going into the fourth. TIP-INS 76ers: Robert Covington missed all 10 of his shots. In the last 50 years, only two 76ers have gone 0-for-11 in a game — one of them being Covington, on Dec. 29, 2016. The other was Evan Turner, in 2013. ... Embiid's 5-for-17 night was his second-worst shooting effort of the season. His previous low was a 4-for-16 game against Boston on Oct. 20. ... Heat: Miami's one player from Philadelphia — Dion Waiters — missed all four Heat-76ers games this season because of his ankle surgery. Waiters got his cast removed earlier this week. ... Wade is 23-4 in home games against Philadelphia. ... Whiteside made 9 of his 12 shots. SWING GAMES Double-digit leads have meant almost nothing in this Heat-76ers season series. Miami let an early 12-point lead get away Thursday (Friday, PHL time) — and that was no big deal compared to what happened in the first three matchups. Philadelphia won a game where Miami led by 24, the Heat won a game where they trailed by 13, and the 76ers had to scramble to win a game by six — after seeing a 28-point lead cut to four later. EASY FINISH The 76ers have 18 games left, and at least 13 will be against opponents who aren't in the playoff picture. They still face Brooklyn three times, New York and Atlanta twice. And they have only seven road games remaining — zero against teams with winning records. UP NEXT 76ers: At Brooklyn on Sunday (Monday, PHL time). Heat: Host Washington on Saturday (Sunday, PHL time)......»»

Source: Abscbn AbscbnCategory: SportsMar 9th, 2018Related News

FEU solves Sisi Rondina puzzle

Far Eastern University had one simple game plan against University of Sto. Tomas. Make Sisi Rondina bleed for her points. The Lady Tamaraws followed their battle plan to a tee as FEU collected its fourth straight win with a 25-16, 25-22, 25-20, demolition of the Tigresses Saturday in the 80th UAAP women’s volleyball tournament at the MOA Arena. Rondina, who terrorized their previous six opponents with 23.33 points average per game, was limited to a season-low 11 points on a 11-of-30 spiking clip. “Nu’ng training pa lang namin, nag-usap na kami lahat. Kasi alam naman namin kung ano yung palo ni Sisi. More on crosscourt sya eh,” said FEU skipper Bernadeth Pons. “Mas lalamangan namin yung block namin sa cross, which is naging effective naman sya kanina,” Pons added. “Na-block namin sya kasi minsanan lang talaga sya nagdo-down the line. Kaya mas lamangan namin yung cross pero may tao pa rin kami, basta ready pa rin kami palagi sa likod.” Aside from shackling Rondina, FEU also silenced Dimdim Pacres. The opposite spiker was limited to only five points and sat out the third frame.              “Pinag-aralan namin ‘yun. Sabi ko nga 70% kay Sisi. But di natin pwedeng pabayaan sina Pacres saka yung core ng team nila kasi baka na-check natin ito, yung iba naman (gumawa). So kailangan balansehin lang,” said FEU coach George Pascua. Fortunately for the Lady Tams no other Tigresses aside from Carla Sandoval, who paced UST with 12 points, stepped up.     “Priority si Sisi sa block then itinapat namin si Sisi kay (Celine) Domingo saka kay Kyle (Negrito)," he added. It didn’t help that the Espana-based squad committed 29 errors and had a poor outing on service reception as UST allowed FEU to land 12 service aces. The win came a lot sweeter as the Lady Tams snapped a two-game slide against the Tigresses as FEU climbed to second spot with a 5-2 slate.    --- Follow this writer on Twitter, @fromtheriles.....»»

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

UAAP VOLLEYBALL: FEU eyes fourth straight win to end the first round

After a huge morale-boosting win over erstwhile unbeaten team National University, Far Eastern University sets its sights on closing the first round of eliminations on a high note Saturday in the 80th UAAP women’s volleyball tournament at the MOA Arena. The Lady Tamaraws will take on a fierce University of Sto. Tomas side at 2:00 p.m. The match will air live on ABS-CBN S+A Channel 23, ABS-CBN S+A HD Channel 166, LIGA on SkyCable Channel 86, LIGA HD on SkyCable Channel 183 and via livestream. FEU started the season shaky before sparking a three-game winning streak capped by a 25-22, 25-27, 25-13, 25-20, win over the Lady Bulldogs Wednesday in a shocking upset. The Lady Tams are on a three-way tie with two-time defending champion De La Salle University and Ateneo de Manila University at second to fourth spots with 4-2 win-loss slates. Bernadeth Pons, Toni Rose Basas and Celine Domingo, who all logged in double-digit productions the last time out, are expected to provide the firepower needed to suppress the Tigresses’ arsenal led by the explosive Sisi Rondina.  UST, on the other hand, is coming off back-to-back setbacks at the hands of NU and University of the Philippines. The Espana-based squad bowed to the slumping Lady Maroons, 33-31, 23-25, 16-25, 12-25, Wednesday despite the 23-point effort of Rondina. Dimdim Pacres, Tin Francisco and Carla Sandoval need to step up big time to help UST improve its 2-4 slate it shares with UP.     ---        Follow this writer on Twitter, @fromtheriles.....»»

Source: Abscbn AbscbnCategory: SportsMar 2nd, 2018Related News

Celine Domingo sympathizes with former team UE s woes

MANILA, Philippines – Far Eastern University's (FEU) middle blocker Celine Domingo left no mercy for her former team, the Univeristy of the East (UE) Lady Warriors, with a 19-point production on Saturday, February 24.  Domingo last played for UE in Season 78 and served her residency in Season 79 before ........»»

Source: Rappler RapplerCategory: NewsFeb 26th, 2018Related News

Inquirer 7 top UAAP 80 women’s volleyball players: Week 4

Every week, INQUIRER Sports will be ranking the seven best performers in the UAAP Season 80 women's volleyball tournament. The author will base the rankings on the players' team standings, statistics, and the intangibles that don't appear on the stat sheets. It was the week when the prodigal kids faced their former teams, and promptly wreaking havoc on the hopes of their once teammates. Eli Soyud crushed La Salle while Celine Domingo became a thorn on the side of University of the East. The Lady Spikers have lost two in three games, the first time since they forfeited 13 games in Season 70. And oh, National University is still undefeated. That said, here are the best performers in...Keep on reading: Inquirer 7 top UAAP 80 women’s volleyball players: Week 4.....»»

Source: Inquirer InquirerCategory: Feb 26th, 2018Related News

FEU posts 2nd straight win at expense of UE

Far Eastern University earned its first string of back-to-back games after brushing off winless University of the East, 25-20, 25-17, 24-26, 25-22, in the UAAP Season 80 women's volleyball tournament Saturday at Filoil Flying V Centre in San Juan. The Lady Tamaraws improved to 3-2 and took a share of third place with Ateneo while the Lady Warriors, who played their first match without beleaguered former head coach Francis Vicente, dropped to 0-6. Celine Domingo, who is a former Lady Warrior, got going in the clutch for FEU when she first gave the Lady Tamaraws a 23-19 lead after a block on Mary Ann Mendrez. She then followed it up with an off-balanced kill that gave the Lady...Keep on reading: FEU posts 2nd straight win at expense of UE.....»»

Source: Inquirer InquirerCategory: Feb 24th, 2018Related News

FEU didn’t play its best in four-set win over UE, says coach

Far Eastern University head coach George Pascua said that his players did show a little bit of mercy when they beat University of the East in four sets in the UAAP Season 80 women's volleyball tournament. It might have been that middle blocker Celine Domingo used to don the red of the Lady Warriors, but skipper Bernadeth Pons echoed her mentor's words. Pons admitted what they displayed in their victory over UE, 25-20, 25-17, 24-26, 25-22, wasn't their best and they vow to do better in the future games. "We all know that the way we played wasn't in the level on what we are capable of," said Pons in Filipino Saturday at Filoil Flying V Centre. "We weren't at one hundred percen...Keep on reading: FEU didn’t play its best in four-set win over UE, says coach.....»»

Source: Inquirer InquirerCategory: Feb 24th, 2018Related News

One more night for Celine’s PH fans

Due to demand and to give more fans a chance to catch the show, local promoter Ovation Productions has decided to add a second show to the Manila stop of Celine Dion's coming Australasian tour. According to a statement from Ovation, tickets to the pop diva's July 19 show were "sold-out within days." "Celine Dion: Live 2018" is now set on July 19 and 20 at the SM Mall of Asia Arena. Tickets for the July 20 show are now on sale (call 470-2222). ALLAN POLICARPIO...Keep on reading: One more night for Celine’s PH fans.....»»

Source: Inquirer InquirerCategory: Feb 15th, 2018Related News

Second concert added to Manila stop of Celine Dion’s Asian tour

CANADIAN SONGSTRESS Celine Dion has added another date to her much-awaited Manila concert on July 19 at the SM Mall of Asia Arena. The second date, July 20, was announced by the concert promoters Ovation Productions and AEG on Monday with the statement saying that due to the fact that tickets to the July 19 […] The post Second concert added to Manila stop of Celine Dion’s Asian tour appeared first on BusinessWorld......»»

Source: Bworldonline BworldonlineCategory: NewsFeb 12th, 2018Related News

UAAP VOLLEYBALL: Pons cherishes first opening day win

Bernadeth Pons bore witness to Far Eastern University’s season-opening woes. Now on her last playing year with the Lady Tamaraws, the graduating open hitter made sure that the drought would end Sunday.     Pons provided an all-around effort to will the Morayta-based squad to a thrilling 19-25, 25-21, 18-25, 25-20, 15-9, victory over Ateneo de Manila University in the 80th UAAP women’s volleyball tournament at the MOA Arena.       The star spiker delivered down the stretch, scoring 14 points with 12 off attacks while playing a vital role on FEU’s floor defense with 16 excellent receptions and 13 digs.  The victory snapped the five-year, opening day win drought of the Lady Tams. FEU’s last first game win was against University of the East back in Season 74. “Sobrang happy. Napag-usapan din namin noong last set na in my past four years sa UAAP never pa kaming nanalo ng first game sa UAAP, ito pa lang ang first time sa pang fifth year ko na,” said Pons. But the chance of clinching a debut match win looked bleak when FEU went behind, 1-2, in the match. Working with Toni Rose Basas and Celine Domingo, Pons led the Lady Tams' blazing run in the fourth set to force a deciding frame. FEU went into trouble early in the fifth frame, 1-6, before shocking the stunned Lady Eagles with a blistering rally. Pons pounded the down the line kills that pushed the Lady Tams at match point, 14-9.           “So napag-usapan namin na hopefully mangyari siya (opening day win) ngayon, ayun nangyari naman,” she said. “A win is a win pa rin although madami pa rin kaming sobrang daming mga errors and lapses pero good thing naman is naka-recover kami,” Pons added. “Medyo slow start, I don’t know, good thing lang naka-recover.” As an added bonus, the win ended FEU's losing slump to Ateneo since the second round of Season 75.   --- Follow this writer on Twitter, @fromtheriles.....»»

Source: Abscbn AbscbnCategory: SportsFeb 4th, 2018Related News

WATCH: Pinoy transwoman wows everyone on Korea’s I Can See Your Voice

MANILA, Philippines – A Filipino transwoman wowed the Korean audience of I Can See Your Voice Korea, when she performed the song "The Prayer" by Andrea Bocelli and Celine Dion. Sephy Francisco did both the male and female vocals of the song, which surprised the celebrity panel composed of Block B, Kim Jong ........»»

Source: Rappler RapplerCategory: NewsJan 27th, 2018Related News

MMDA suspends number coding traffic scheme for Wednesday

THE Metropolitan Manila Development Authority (MMDA) suspended the number coding scheme today, Wednesday, to help commuters who may be affected by the transport strike. MMDA Spokesperson Celine Pialago said that Unified Vehicular Volume Reduction Program for all public and private vehicles was suspended  except in Makati and Paranaque. Pialago said that some 49 government vehicles, [...] The post MMDA suspends number coding traffic scheme for Wednesday appeared first on The Manila Times Online......»»

Source: Manilatimes ManilatimesCategory: Jan 24th, 2018Related News

Carroll scores 26, leads Nets past Heat, 101-95

NEW YORK -- DeMarre Carroll scored 26 points, Spencer Dinwiddie had 15 and the Brooklyn Nets beat the Miami Heat 101-95 on Friday night. Brooklyn snapped a five-game losing skid at Barclays Center and a seven-game home losing streak to the Heat. Caris LeVert and Joe Harris each added 12 points for the Nets. D'Angelo Russell played 14 minutes and went 0-for-5 from the field for Brooklyn in his first action after missing 32 games following left knee surgery. Hassan Whiteside had 21 points and 13 rebounds, and Goran Dragic scored 17 points for the Heat. LeVert made an acrobatic layup to give the Nets a 95-91 lead with 57.8 seconds remaining and then made a step-back jumper to ice the game at 97-91. Carroll hit a 3-pointer from the wing to give Brooklyn an 89-86 lead with 4:19 left. Brooklyn took a 79-77 lead with 8:57 remaining on a corner 3-pointer from LeVert. It was Brooklyn's first lead since the 5:41 mark of the first quarter. Miami took a 69-67 lead into the fourth quarter. Carroll helped Brooklyn slice the deficit with seven points in the third quarter. Whiteside led Miami with 15 points and eight rebounds at the half as the Heat took a 53-43 lead into the locker room. Carroll led Brooklyn with 11 points at the half. TIP-INS Heat: Coach Erik Spoelstra praised Dragic before the game. "He means everything to our team. In our eyes, he's having an All-Star season. There's a reason why we are where we are in the East, and he's a big part of it." ... Isaiah Whitehead (G-League assignment) and Jeremy Lin (ruptured patella tendon) were out for Brooklyn. Nets: Coach Kenny Atkinson said Russell will play in short stints as he works his way back from left knee surgery. ... Tyler Johnson (left ankle), Dion Waiters (left ankle), Okaro White (left foot) and Rodney McGruder (left tibia) were out for Miami. UP NEXT Heat: Visit Charlotte on Saturday in the fourth of a five-game trip. Nets: Begin a five-game trip at Detroit on Sunday......»»

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

Celine Dion holding first Manila concert in July

Celine Dion holding first Manila concert in July.....»»

Source: Cnnphilippines CnnphilippinesCategory: EntertainmentJan 19th, 2018Related News

WATCH: Celine Dion invites Filipino fans to Manila concert

MANILA, Philippines — World-renowned singer Celine Dion has invited her fans to watch her first Manila concert on July 19 at the Mall of Asia Arena......»»

Source: Philstar PhilstarCategory: MoviesJan 17th, 2018Related News

Celine Dion says sorry for 2014 cancelled shows

LAS VEGAS -— Whether singing or simply talking, Celine Dion has a magical way of charming and endearing herself to people, so down-to-earth.....»»

Source: Philstar PhilstarCategory: MoviesJan 16th, 2018Related News

Celine Dion is coming to Manila

CANADIAN songstress Celine Dion will finally hold a concert in the Philippine capital, four years after she was originally scheduled to perform in the Philippines. Her show on July 19 at the SM Mall of Asia Arena is part of the Celine Dion Live 2018 tour which will take her to seven cities across the […] The post Celine Dion is coming to Manila appeared first on BusinessWorld......»»

Source: Bworldonline BworldonlineCategory: NewsJan 16th, 2018Related News

Celine Dion to serenade PH fans on July 19

Pop diva Celine Dion is set---yet again---to hold her first Manila concert on July 19 at the SM Mall of Asia Arena, according to local promoter Ovation Productions. The one-night show will be part of the Canadian singer's world tour, "Celine Dion Live 2018," which will take place after her ongoing residency at The Colosseum at Caesars Palace in Las Vegas ends in June. The concert series will be her first in the Asia-Pacific region since her "Taking Chances" tour back in 2008. "We're playing some countries for the very first time ever---in my whole career. I will also be returning to some places that I have loved and been in before," Celine said in a video posted on her Facebook...Keep on reading: Celine Dion to serenade PH fans on July 19.....»»

Source: Inquirer InquirerCategory: Jan 15th, 2018Related News

SEEN IN THE CITY: Celine Dion Asia Tour 2018 Media Round Table in Vegas – Manila Video

(LAS VEGAS, NV) – Ovation Productions brought Manila-based Philippine Star’s Ricky Lo, ABS-CBN’s MJ Felipe and San Francisco-based Bradford Adkins and Richard Lao of ‘Scenes In The City’ to The Colosseum at Caesar’s Palace in the Sin City for the Celine Dion Live 2018 Asian Tour Round Table together with the rest of the Asian… link: SEEN IN THE CITY: Celine Dion Asia Tour 2018 Media Round Table in Vegas – Manila Video.....»»

Source: Manilainformer ManilainformerCategory: Jan 14th, 2018Related News