CPBL match fixer Wu Chien-pao arrested in Manila - Taipei Times

CPBL match fixer Wu Chien-pao arrested in Manila Taipei Times Wu Chien-pao (), a former council speaker in what was then Tainan County who was convicted of fixing professional baseball games, was arr.....»»

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Pistons hold on without Drummond, beat Heat 98-93

By NOAH TRISTER,  AP Sports Writer DETROIT (AP) — Blake Griffin had 32 points and 11 rebounds, and the Detroit Pistons overcame an early exit by injured Andre Drummond to beat the Miami Heat 98-93 on Friday night (Saturday, PHL time). Dwyane Wade scored 20 points for the Heat, but missed badly on an off-balance 3-pointer in the final seconds that could have tied the game. Detroit led by 16 in the first half and was up 53-39 at halftime, but the Pistons were outscored 30-12 in the third quarter. They rebounded in the fourth and held on. Drummond left with a nasal injury after being hit in the face in the first quarter by the arm of Miami's James Johnson. Drummond finished with no points in 7:14, and backup Zaza Pachulia scored only two — on a tip-in that put Detroit up 94-91 with 26.7 seconds remaining. The Heat were done in by their abysmal foul shooting. They went 5 of 19 at the line, with center Hassan Whiteside missing all eight of his attempts. Luke Kennard scored 22 points for the Pistons, and Reggie Bullock added 19. Griffin finished an assist shy of a triple-double. TRIBUTE Wade received a nice ovation when he checked into the game in the first quarter, and a message went up on the scoreboard congratulating him on his career. This is Wade's final NBA season, and the Heat won't come to Detroit again unless the teams meet in the playoffs. TIP-INS Heat: Miami was without G Josh Richardson (illness). Pistons: G Ish Smith, who missed 19 games after a right adductor tear in December, left with adductor tightness in his third game back. UP NEXT Heat: Visit the Chicago Bulls on Saturday night. Pistons: Host the Sacramento Kings on Saturday night......»»

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Popovich ties Riley for road wins; Spurs beat Wolves 116-113

By BRIAN HALL,  Associated Press MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — LaMarcus Aldridge scored 25 points, Rudy Gay added 22 and the San Antonio Spurs held on to give coach Gregg Popovich another milestone victory in a 116-113 win against the Minnesota Timberwolves on Friday night (Saturday, PHL time). The win was the 520th on the road in Popovich's career, tying him with Pat Riley for the most in NBA history. It also continued San Antonio's mastery of Minnesota. The Spurs have won 16 of the past 18 games between the teams. Marco Belinelli added 19 points off the bench for San Antonio, which was playing without leading scorer DeMar DeRozan because of left ankle soreness. Karl-Anthony Towns had 23 points for the Timberwolves, but was limited to 21 minutes because of foul trouble. Derrick Rose chipped in 23 points and Taj Gibson added 14 points and 11 rebounds. Minnesota lost for the third time in four games. Another matchup between the familiar foes was tight throughout, with 27 lead changes and 17 ties. It also featured a heavy dose of fouls on both sides. The teams combined for 53 personal fouls and 67 free throws. Towns played only 6:13 in a scoreless first quarter, but Minnesota's bench helped make up for his absence. Towns re-entered and had 14 points in the second. He picked up his fourth foul less than two minutes into the second half, and again went to the bench. Josh Okogie had six points and Jeff Teague added five as Minnesota used a 14-1 run to take a 77-67 lead. The Spurs responded with a 13-2 spurt of their own as Davis Bertans hit a pair of 3-pointers. The Wolves led 90-88 to start the fourth, but Bertans opened the quarter with another 3. San Antonio led by seven in the fourth, but Minnesota clawed back to within one with 30.3 seconds left on Rose's layup. Belinelli hit two free throws and Rose's 3 at the buzzer was off the mark. TIP-INS Spurs: Popovich is third in NBA history with 1,224 wins overall. He passed Jerry Sloan for third place on Jan. 10. . San Antonio entered 4-17 this season when trailing after three quarters. Timberwolves: Tyus Jones missed the game with a left ankle sprain sustained Tuesday at Philadelphia. Robert Covington missed his eighth straight game with a right knee bone bruise. . Andrew Wiggins passed Sam Mitchell (7,161) for second place on the franchise's career scoring list. Wiggins has 7,174 points. Kevin Garnett is first with 19,201 points in a Wolves uniform. . After scoring his 10,000th career point on Tuesday, Rose got his 3,000th assist on Friday. . Minnesota announced that Jerry Sichting was hired as an assistant coach. It is Sichting's third stint with the Wolves. He spent 10 years with the team from 1995-2005 and two seasons from 2007-09. UP NEXT Spurs: Return home against the Los Angeles Clippers on Sunday. Timberwolves: Host the Phoenix Suns on Sunday......»»

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Jazz dominate Cavaliers in 115-99 victory

By JOHN COON,  Associated Press SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — Donovan Mitchell scored 24 points, Rudy Gobert had 19 points and 15 rebounds and the Utah Jazz cruised to a 115-99 victory over the Cleveland Cavaliers on Friday night (Saturday, PHL time). Royce O'Neale added 16 points and 11 rebounds, and Derrick Favors had 12 points and 10 rebounds in Utah's sixth straight win and eighth in nine games. Ante Zizic and Collin Sexton each scored 15 points, while Cameron Payne had 14 to lead the Cavaliers. Cleveland shot just 21 of 68 (.309) from the field over the first three quarters, allowing the Jazz to pull away early. The Cavaliers took their only lead at 7-6 when Cedi Osman stole a pass from Jae Crowder and set Sexton up for a layup. Utah took the lead for good on back-to-back 3-pointers from Mitchell and O'Neale that sparked a 12-4 run. Gobert finished it off with a dunk off a lob pass from Mitchell, giving Utah an 18-11 lead. The Cavaliers closed within two at 20-18 on a pair of free throws from Payne. Utah then got going from the perimeter near the end of the first quarter and put the game out of reach. Joe Ingles, Crowder, Kyle Korver, and Grayson Allen rattled off four 3-pointers over four straight possessions spanning the first and second quarters. Their outside baskets gave the Jazz a 32-20 lead. It sparked a second quarter during which Utah hit 12 of 20 shots and held Cleveland to just five total baskets. The Jazz capped it with back-to-back baskets from Gobert and O'Neale to take a 61-37 halftime lead. The Cavaliers could not keep up with the Jazz after missing their first 12 3-point shot attempts. They didn't score an outside basket until Jordan Clarkson knocked one down with 1:34 left before halftime. Utah didn't ease up after halftime, extending its lead to as many as 38 points in the third quarter, going up 87-49 on another 3-pointer from Crowder. TIP INS Cavaliers: Tristan Thompson did not play because of left foot soreness. ... Cleveland scored 19 points off 19 Jazz turnovers. ... Alec Burks and Rodney Hood combined for 10 points on 4-of-17 shooting from the field in their first game back in Utah since being traded by the Jazz. Jazz: Mitchell is averaging 29.0 points per game over his last eight games and has scored at least 24 points in each contest. ... Ingles totaled a team-high eight assists. He has led Utah in assists 21 times this season. ... Gobert collected his seventh straight double-double. He's averaging 16.1 points and 17.9 rebounds over those contests. UP NEXT Cavaliers: visit the Nuggets on Saturday. Jazz: host the Trail Blazers on Monday......»»

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January 19, 2019 Visayas Weather Forecast

VALID BEGINNING: 6:00 AM today until 6:00 AM tomorrow SYNOPSIS: Northeast Monsoon (Amihan) affecting the country Forecast: Sunny periods, mostly cloudy skies with isolated light rains Winds: 20-30 KPH NE Coastal Waters: Slight-Mod (0.5-1.25) Temp: 25-31°C Maximum Heat index: 34°C PAGASA.....»»

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She’s Only Sixteen performs today

Popular local indie-alternative rock band She’s Only Sixteen is set to conquer the Shangri-La Plaza stage today, 19 January, 7 p.m., at the Grand Atrium, Level 2. The four-man breakout band, which celebrated their 10th anniversary last September, will be performing top-rated songs from their latest 11-track album, Whatever That Was. After their 2012 self-titled […].....»»

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Campaign period for Bangsamoro Organic Law ends

Today is the last day of the campaign period for Monday’s plebiscite on the ratification of the Bangsamoro Organic Law, the Commission on Elections (Comelec) said yesterday......»»

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Campaign period for Bangsamoro Organic Law ends

Today is the last day of the campaign period for Monday’s plebiscite on the ratification of the Bangsamoro Organic Law, the Commission on Elections (Comelec) said yesterday......»»

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Para athletes special needs top of mind in New Clark City

  TARLAC, Philippines – The special needs of para athletes have been top of mind as the New Clark City, where the 10th ASEAN Para Games will be held in 2020, nears its completion. Specific adjustments will be made in the planned community in Capas, ........»»

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‘Help me’ – alleged mastermind of Batocabe murder to Duterte | Evening wRap

Today on Rappler Alleged mastermind of Batocabe murder surfaces, asks Duterte for help Thousands of cops, soldiers given send-off for Bangsamoro plebiscite duty UK's Prince Philip 'shocked and shaken' after car crash Twitter patches Android bug that made private tweets public Probe into Tony Labrusca 'procedural' – immigration {module 3998}.....»»

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Rockwell Bridge off-limits starting Saturday

The Department of Public Works and Highways (DPWH) will close down the Estrella-Pantaleon Bridge, also known as the Rockwell Bridge, for more than two years starting at 4 a.m. today, officials said yesterday......»»

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GUV HAS POWER TO RELEASE WRAA FUNDS: No need for SP nod for problematic fund transfer scheme

INSTEAD of pressuring the Sangguniang Panlalawigan and demoralizing Ilonggo athletes to suit his political purpose, Iloilo Gov. Arthur Defensor Sr. should try harder in looking for ways to release funds for the province’s participation in the Western Visayas Regional Athletic Association (WVRAA) games in February 2019. After getting stumped on the rehiring of contractual and […] The post GUV HAS POWER TO RELEASE WRAA FUNDS: No need for SP nod for problematic fund transfer scheme appeared first on The Daily Guardian......»»

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Cartel whistleblower program set in motion

The Philippine Competition Commission (PCC) will start enforcing today (Jan. 19) its Leniency Program, a mechanism that allows cartel insiders to come forward in exchange for immunity from prosecution and lighter penalties under the competition law......»»

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Alab Pilipinas re-ignites in ABL after repulsing Macau

Once more in the continuation of their title defense in the 2018-2019 Asean Basketball League, Alab Pilipinas came off a loss, came through in the next game, and came away with a big-time triumph over another contender. Renaldo Balkman’s game-long brilliance coupled with total team effort in the endgame proved to be the difference on Friday at the Filoil Flying V Centre as the Filipinos turned down the lights on visiting Macau, 106-99. The two teams were going at it for majority of the matchup until Balkman, PJ Ramos, and Pao Javelona got together for a 10-1 run bridging the third and fourth quarters that built up an 82-73 edge for the home team. Of course, the Black Bears would only battle back and pulled within two points inside the last six minutes only to see Balkman and Ramos connive yet again, this time alongside Ray Parks Jr., Ethan Alvano, and Caelan Tiongson in a 16-3 answer that re-increased the Alab lead to 106-91. Both the lead and the momentum would remain with them until the final buzzer. In the end, Balkman 37 points, nine rebounds, four steals, and three assists while fellow Puerto Rican reinforcement Ramos contributed his own 21-marker, 14-board double-double. Parks Jr. also did damage with 13 points and 10 assists while point guards Javelona and Alvano merged for 16 markers, 14 dimes, and eight rebounds. This strong showing was nothing but a welcome development as, just five days ago, the Filipinos fell for the second time in the last four games. With the bounce back win, though, the defending champions remained alone atop the leaderboard now at 7-2. On the other hand, Macau dropped to 6-5 in the standings despite the best efforts of Anthony Tucker who had 22 points, 10 assists, and six rebounds to his name. BOX SCORES ALAB PILIPINAS 106 – Balkman 37, Ramos 21, Parks 13, Domingo 13, Javelona 9, Alvano 7, Tiongson 6, Urbiztondo 0, Rosser 0. MACAU BLACK BEARS 99 – Watkins 24, Tucker 22, Yu 20, McKinney 18, Liu 12, King 3, Lai 0. QUARTER SCORES: 20-19, 47-48, 79-73, 106-99. --- Follow this writer on Twitter, @riegogogo......»»

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PSC gets full control of P7-billion Southeast Asian Games budget

Philippine Sports Commission chairman Butch Ramirez yesterday said the government sports body is ready to take a more active role in the preparations for the 2019 Southeast Asian Games hosting after the Senate put the P7.5 billion warchest under its direct management......»»

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January 18, 2019 Visayas Weather Forecast

REGIONAL WEATHER FORECAST Forecast Areas: Visayas, Palawan, Occidental Mindoro Issued at: 6:00 AM, 18 January 2019 Valid Beginning: 6:00 AM today until 6:00 AM tomorrow SYNOPSIS: Northeast Monsoon (Amihan) affecting the country. FORECAST: Visayas, Palawan, and Occidental Mindoro will have partly cloudy to cloudy skies with isolated light rains due to Northeast monsoon. Moderate to […].....»»

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How interior sliding doors help you beat stress

Today's ideal home is one that suits a non-ideal lifestyle---which is busy, always on the go and multi-tasking, prone to clutter, highly segmentized into various interests. This is where space planning comes in. It is the judicious, yet stylish use of space---maximizing it for function while at the same time creating ambiance. That is why glass doors and walls become the miracle space solutions and ambiance enhancers in today's homes. On this page are living areas that best illustrate the use of interior sliding doors: they create privacy walls that serve their function while enhancing the design statement; they increase natural lighting and flexibility; they help declutter th...Keep on reading: How interior sliding doors help you beat stress.....»»

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SAG Awards on Jan. 28

  The Screen Actors Guild (SAG) Awards silver anniversary ceremony will broadcast live on Jan. 28, 9 a.m. on Blue Ant Entertainment. Nominees in the outstanding performance by a female actor include Emily Blunt ("Mary Poppins Returns"), Lady Gaga ("A Star Is Born"), Glenn Close ("The Wife"), Olivia Colman ("The Favourite") and Melissa McCarthy ("Can You Ever Forgive Me?"). 'Popcorn Day' today Get a chance to receive free popcorn today as SMCinema celebrates International Popcorn Day. At SM Megamall, join the popcorn-eating contest or choose a team and vote for your favorite popcorn flavor. Be on the lookout as well for the mascot Poppy the Popcorn, representing th...Keep on reading: SAG Awards on Jan. 28.....»»

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Sandiganbayan chief scolds Andaya over comment on Malampaya scam case

MANILA, Philippines – House Majority Leader Rolando Andaya Jr got on the nerve of another justice as anti-graft court Sandiganbayan Presiding Justice Amparo Cabotaje-Tang scolded the lawmaker over a statement he made to the media. “You mentioned your arraignment being nice timing today, what did you ........»»

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Gio Tingson: Don’t use youth commission as Bong Go’s billboard | Midday wRap

Today on Rappler: National Youth Commission has become Bong Go’s ‘billboard’ – ex-chief Controversial former Cebu fiscal killed in ambush Facebook removes 471 Russian-linked pages for using fake accounts {module 3998}.....»»

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