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Alab Pilipinas dumps CLS Knights behind Renaldo Balkman, PJ Ramos

MANILA, Philippines -- Defending champion San Miguel Alab Pilipinas had a dominant debut in a 94-67 whipping of CLS Knights Indonesia in the 2019 Asean Basketball League Sunday night at Sta. Rosa Sports Complex in Laguna. Alab was the last team to play this season and its masterful performance made it worth the wait. Returning Alab reinforcement Renaldo Balkman and new import PJ Ramos proved too much for the Knights as they combined for 53 points and 24 rebounds. It was a wire-to-wire win for Alab, which scored the game's first seven points and led by 30 points in the fourth quarter. Ray Parks, the reigning two-time local MVP, had 10 points while newly-acquired Caelan Tiongson did ...Keep on reading: Alab Pilipinas dumps CLS Knights behind Renaldo Balkman, PJ Ramos.....»»

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Bucks edge Raptors in battle of East leaders

TORONTO --- After playing a starring role down the stretch, Malcolm Brogdon called this Milwaukee's best performance of the season. Brogdon hit tying and go-ahead 3-pointers in the final 67 seconds and the Bucks held on to beat Toronto Raptors 104-99 on Sunday night. Brogdon scored eight of his 18 points in the fourth quarter, Giannis Antetokounmpo had 19 points and matched a season high with 19 rebounds, and Brook Lopez had 19 points for the Bucks, the first team to beat Toronto twice this season. "In terms of having a full game, playing hard on both ends and executing at a high level on both ends, executing the game plan, and then finishing strong down the stretch, that is...Keep on reading: Bucks edge Raptors in battle of East leaders.....»»

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Walker, Lamb lead Hornets over Knicks

NEW YORK --- The Charlotte Hornets got off to a strong start and cruised to an easy win. Kemba Walker scored 25 points and Jeremy Lamb added 19 as Charlotte beat the New York Knicks 119-107 on Sunday night in a game it never trailed. Tony Parker scored 16 points, Marvin Williams had 13 and Cody Zeller finished with 12 as the Hornets led by as many as 28 points. "We knew they played last night. We wanted to come out really aggressive on both ends of the floor and it worked out for us," Walker said. "We wanted to jump on them. We really needed this win." Knicks rookie Kevin Knox tied a season high with 26 points and set a career high with 15 rebounds, while Tim Hardaway Jr....Keep on reading: Walker, Lamb lead Hornets over Knicks.....»»

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Best design ever—a grateful heart

Believe it, happiness is a choice. In the case of Swatch's Thanksgiving-at-Christmas party, happiness isn't only a choice; it is also a design, in this case, by Gino Gonzales. And---happiness is by design, meaning you can design your happiness. For the dinner party last November 22, hosted by Virgie Ramos---the out-of-the-box thinker of retail---the Swatch display window lit up in fun, wacky and brilliant colors, and a phalanx of images. Motorists would slow down to glance at the eye-grabbing display of the Swatch building on Arnaiz Avenue, Makati. It was thanksgiving but it also heralded the start of the Christmas season---the Philippines has the longest Christmas celebr...Keep on reading: Best design ever—a grateful heart.....»»

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NBA roundup: Bucks muscle past Raptors again

Malcom Brogdon made two 3-pointers late in the fourth quarter, including the one for the go-ahead points with 40.7 seconds to play, and the visiting Milwaukee Bucks defeated the Toronto Raptors 104-99 on Sunday night. Brogdon finished with 18 points for the Bucks, who have twice defeated the Raptors this season. Giannis Antetokounmpo scored 19 […] The post NBA roundup: Bucks muscle past Raptors again appeared first on Interaksyon......»»

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How much-awaited Coke Studio Homecoming concert ended up being cancelled

The free Coke Christmas Concert with nearly 15,000 attendees was suddenly canceled last Friday due to the rowdy crowd. Artists who were supposed to perform expressed their thoughts online amid the slew of criticisms against them and the management after. This was the second season of the much-awaited Coke Studio Homecoming Christmas concert where many […] The post How much-awaited Coke Studio Homecoming concert ended up being cancelled appeared first on Interaksyon......»»

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Best Gift This Holiday Season? Check Out These Hot New Deals From Honor

It’s that time of the year again when you have to think of the best gifts not only for yourself, but for friends and family. Worry not – Honor’s holiday offerings are just around the corner for those of you who are looking to give phones as your gift for even more affordable prices! Check […].....»»

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Año Calls Reds’ Holiday Truce ‘Meaningless, Propaganda Only’

Department of the Interior and Local Government (DILG) Secretary Eduardo Año said the temporary ceasefire declaration of the Communist Party of the Philippines-New People’s Army-National Democratic Front (CPP/NPA/NDF) during the holiday season is “meaningless” and is simply for propaganda purposes. “Ito po ay isang malaking kalokohan. Huwag na nilang gamiting dahilan ang Kapaskuhan sa pagkukunwari […].....»»

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DeRozan s 26 points leads Spurs past Jazz 110-97

By Raul Dominguez, Associated Press SAN ANTONIO (AP) — DeMar DeRozan had 26 points and eight rebounds and Rudy Gay added 23 points and 15 rebounds to lead the San Antonio Spurs to a 110-97 victory over the Utah Jazz on Sunday night (Monday, PHL time). LaMarcus Aldridge scored 20 points for San Antonio, which won its second straight after dropping 4-of-5. Donovan Mitchell scored 27 points, all in the second half, and Ricky Rubio added 26 for the Jazz. Rudy Gobert was the only other player in double figures, with 12 points, as Utah had its two-game winning streak halted. The Spurs held the Jazz to 18 points in the first and second quarter and set a season-low for points allowed by an opponent in the first half. TIP-INS Jazz: Mitchell missed all six of his shot attempts in going scoreless in the first half. . Every Utah player was healthy and available with the exception of the three players in the G League. Spurs: San Antonio coach Gregg Popovich tied Pat Riley for fourth all-time in league history with 1,210 career victories. . Davis Bertans missed the game due to an undisclosed personal reason. . Dante Cunningham also missed the game, sitting out due to abdominal soreness. .. The Spurs previous low points by an opponent in the first half was 39 points, which happened twice. UP NEXT Jazz: At Oklahoma City on Monday night (Tuesday, PHL time). Spurs: Home against Phoenix on Tuesday (Wednesday, PHL time)......»»

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Walker, Lamb lead Hornets to 119-107 win over Knicks

By Jeffrey Bernstein, Associated Press NEW YORK (AP) — Kemba Walker scored 25 points and Jeremy Lamb added 19 as the Charlotte Hornets beat the New York Knicks 119-107 on Sunday night (Monday, PHL time). Tony Parker scored 16 points, Marvin Williams had 13 and Cody Zeller finished with 12 as Charlotte led by as many as 28 points in a game it never trailed. Knicks rookie Kevin Knox tied a season-high with 26 points and set a career-high with 15 rebounds, while Tim Hardaway Jr. added 21 points. Lamb's layup with 8:50 left in the third quarter gave the Hornets their biggest lead at 77-49. New York pulled within 18 on Knox's three-pointer before Walker's long triple pushed the lead to 99-78 heading to the fourth. The Knicks opened the fourth with a 7-0 run to pull within 14 on Frank Ntilikina's jumper with 10:47 remaining. However, the Hornets scored the next 12 points to put the game out of reach. During that run, Ntilikina, who finished with 18 points — all in the second half — fouled out with nine minutes left and Knicks coach David Fizdale was accessed two technical fouls and ejected with 8:33 remaining. Zeller scored 10 points in the first quarter as the Hornets opened up a pair of seven-point leads. Parker came off the bench to score eight and Charlotte led 27-24 after the first 12 minutes. The Hornets opened the second quarter on a 7-0 run, but the Knicks responded by scoring the next six points to pull to 34-30. The Hornets followed with an 18-4 stretch to take an 18-point lead. New York closed within 10 by scoring the next eight points, but the Hornets went on to lead 61-47 at halftime. Damyean Dotson added 12 points for the Knicks, who have lost four straight. TIP-INS Hornets: Three Charlotte players (Walker, Nicolas Batum, Jeremy Lamb) have started all of their 26 games this season, while two others (Marvin Williams, Cody Zeller) have started 25. Michael Kidd-Gilchrist and Willy Hernangomez have each started once. Knicks: New York had defeated Charlotte four consecutive times at Madison Square Garden. The Knicks hadn't been beaten by the Hornets at home since April 6, 2016. ... Allonzo Trier, who strained his left hamstring in Saturday's (Sunday, PHL time) loss to Brooklyn, did not play. BALANCING ACT The Hornets have not been more than one game above .500 or more than two games below .500 all season long. Their longest winning streak is two games (five occasions) and they have one three-game losing streak (Dec. 1-6, PHL time) KNICKS' ACHING BACK The Knicks have now played six back-to-back sets this season. They are 1-11 in those games, with their only victory coming at Boston, 117-109 on Nov. 21 (Nov. 22, PHL time). BRIEF LAYOVER The Hornets begin a five-game homestand on Wednesday (Thursday, PHL time) when they host the Pistons, and end it when they play Detroit again on Dec. 21 (Dec. 22, PHL time). It is part of a stretch in which Charlotte plays 10-of-12 games on its home floor, with the only away games having taken place in Minnesota (Thursday, PHL time)) and New York. UP NEXT Hornets: Host Detroit on Wednesday night (Thursday, PHL time). Knicks: At Cleveland on Wednesday night (Thursday, PHL time)......»»

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Longtime friends James, Wade prepare for last meeting as opponents

By Shaun Powell, NBA.com LOS ANGELES — Friendships are never formed totally by choice, because fate demands a say-so in the process by creating the time and the place and in the curious case of LeBron James and Dwyane Wade, the basketball court. It was in Chicago, June of 2003, site of the NBA’s annual draft combine, the meet market for young players gathered to someday change the game, when Wade and LeBron had each other at wassup. In some ways, it was an unlikely pairing: Teenaged phenom from Akron, Ohio, fresh from the cover of Sports Illustrated and the high school prom who already had a national following; and an overlooked underdog from the Chicago suburbs who only became an acquired basketball taste weeks earlier after a searing run through the NCAA tournament. That day, Wade and LeBron went through the checkup lines for height and weight, vertical leap and whatever else the combines put rookies through and then during a break came the only measurement that counted, when one future Hall of Famer sized up the other. LeBron said: “Some things you can’t explain. Sometimes it’s just chemistry.” Wade said: “When you’re young and coming into the league, you find guys you have something in common with, then you continue to link and that’s what we did. It’s organic how we built this friendship.” Some 15 years later, the bond will endure, likely forever. The basketball part, however, ends Monday night (Tuesday, PHL time) after the game when Wade, who’s calling it a career after this season, peels off his sweat-soaked Heat jersey and swaps it for a Laker top belonging to LeBron. It might qualify as the best trade of the NBA season, or at least the most emotional. "It's sweet and sour,” said LeBron, anticipating the moment at Staples Center. “The sweet part about it is I've always loved being on the same floor with my brother. And the sour part about it is that this is our last time sharing the same court.” Brother? How many folks with different blood can call each other that? True friendship is answering the phone at 3 a.m. instead of letting it ring, and reaching for the tab with longer arms, and above all, becoming a mattress when the other guy falls. Those tests were aced throughout the LeBron-Wade bromance that stretched through two Olympic teams, four years in Miami, two NBA championships and even 46 games in Cleveland together but of course was always put on hold whenever they were on opposite benches. This is best placed into proper context by Gabrielle Union, the actress and wife of Wade, who says ever so delicately about her husband in those friend vs. friend moments: “He wants to kill him. Drop three-balls on him.” Perhaps so, because as Wade says, “you always want to beat your best friend,” yet their competitive spirit is confined within the baselines and between the jump ball and buzzer. Then the teasing and bragging rights begin by text or call, almost instantly. This arrangement irked the old-school basketball culture, long cringing at the chummy ways of a new generation, believing that most if not all interaction should cease until the offseason, or even better, when careers are done. Wade and LeBron then turned up the volume on that subject when they linked up as teammates with the Heat in 2010, angering the purists and creating, at least initially, a team to be despised as well as respected. Not that Wade and LeBron regret that experience at all, or the noise that followed; this was, as Union observed, “far bigger than basketball.” The chance to be neighbors and watch their kids grow up together and celebrate championships on South Beach until well past sunrise was a priceless part of the bonding process, something neither will be able to duplicate as they begin a new phase of their relationship. The chance to let their hair down (well, Wade anyway) and loosen up, away from the crowds and the media, is something they could keep to themselves. Although: Mrs.Wade spilled a few friendship secrets the other day, with an ohmigod and a roll of the eyes. “They laugh a lot,” she said. “LeBron is silly. Dwyane is silly. They’re silly and goofy together. When they’re around each other it’s like a never-ending sleepover. That’s what it feels like when you’re in their orbit. They have an unspoken language and jokes and it’s like a show and everyone’s watching.” It helped that, in addition to being in the same sport, both LeBron and Wade became all-time greats, because like-minded and like-talented people tend to magnetize. It was LeBron who collected MVP awards and a huge social media flock at first, then Wade followed up by winning a championship first, and this created a mutual respect for each other’s abilities. It also allowed them to walk through the same exclusive doors together, for example, making a pair of Olympic teams and a batch of All-Star Games, therefore putting them in close company even before the Heat experience. From those moments, a relationship tightened. And when life threw airballs in their direction, one was there to help the other. “When I was going through the custody of my kids and that battle, he was someone I talked to constantly and told him what I was going through,” said Wade. “And vice versa, when he was going through things family-wise, I could talk to him and try to relate. You lean on guys who have similar stories and have gone through similar things in their lives to help with advice or just be there to listen.” Curiously, one of their few awkward moments happened when they became teammates in Miami initially. The transition, Wade admitted, was friction-free but not totally smooth. Superstars have egos. Adjustments were needed and were done and this was made possible by LeBron’s game, which is built on unselfish play. “It would’ve been easier if we went to a neutral site,” Wade said. “But because he came to Miami, it was my team before he got there. It was a little hard because of that, but once we got through the first year it was easy. He can play with anybody. He can go out and score or he can get 17 points and 20 assists. He knows if a guy hasn’t shot the ball in a while and how to get him going.” Their on-court chemistry was astonishing to witness at times, the best entertainment in basketball back then. They knew each other’s tendencies, spots on the floor and how to mesh. How many times did Wade toss a lob to a streaking LeBron for a dunk, or vice-versa? Along with Chris Bosh, this was one of the most productive link-ups in NBA history. Four years and four trips to the NBA Finals don’t lie. And true friendship is following your pal to Cleveland in winter, as Wade did last year in an awkward attempt to re-create the past. To this, Wade shook his head and laughed: “Yeah, yeah, you right about that.” While Wade is putting a bow on this retirement season, he marvels at his friend’s staying power and salutes LeBron’s decision to sign up with the Lakers and take on Los Angeles. “I think it’s great, something he wanted to do,” Wade said. “For a player to be able to map out his career the way he has been able to do, he’s doing it his way. This is the way he wanted, to end it here in L.A., on and off the court. His career is not over, but this is the last layer of his career.” And LeBron, reflecting on Wade’s NBA imprint, said: “D-Wade has definitely had a helluva career, obviously. A first-ballot Hall of Famer, a three-time champion and so on and so on. I mean, it speaks for itself. But what he's done for that franchise and what he's done for that community since he's been drafted has been a pretty good story.” This is curious timing, how the NBA schedule has Wade making his last trip to Los Angeles and against LeBron not long after Wade and Union, who have a home in L.A., recently welcomed a newborn daughter. The families spent Sunday (Monday, PHL time) together at the baby shower, then the farewell game tips 24 hours later. Union calls it the “end of a basketball brotherhood but the beginning of a real friendship with basketball gone” and Wade agrees. “When we first came into the league people couldn’t understand how we could be friends during the season," Wade said. "When I was in Cleveland for a game I’d go to his house the night before, we’d go to the movies and hang out and then we’d go at each other in the game. We’d laugh about that. We enjoy having a different relationship than what was done before us, but then going out and playing against him, I’d always want to whup his you-know-what. And vice versa. Just the times we shared. The moments when it’s not all been great, but to be able to have somebody to talk to and run things by. A lot of people don’t have a LeBron James to call up and say, 'Hey, I’m thinking about this, what do you think about it?’ That’s special.” What will also be special Monday night (Tuesday, PHL time) is when Wade, as has been his routine after every game this season, swaps jerseys with an opposing player; this will be the 1,001st game of Wade’s dwindling NBA career. “Obviously this is something I wanted to do in my last year,” Wade said. “But of all the players in the league, LeBron is one of my closest friends so this one will mean a little more, because of the paths that we both went down as competitors against each other and as teammates. We’ll be linked together forever.” And what might be said between friends and competitors caught up in that moment? Wade offers this: “We’ll look at each other and say, 'Yo, this is it.’ It’s crazy that it happened so fast. We remember the night we got drafted like yesterday. But it comes fast. Just an ending of a chapter in both of our lives.” Veteran NBA writer Shaun Powell has worked for newspapers and other publications for more than 25 years. You can e-mail him here or follow him on Twitter. The views on this page do not necessarily reflect the views of the NBA, its clubs or Turner Broadcasting. .....»»

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NBA viewing guide: Dec. 11-17, 2018

The 2018-19 NBA season is in full swing. Keep up with all of the exciting moments and top plays with the help of our viewing guide for Week 9, Dec. 11-17, PHL time. TUESDAY, Dec. 11 8:00AM - DET @ PHI - BTV, NBA Premium 8:30AM - NOP @ BOS - NBA Premium (cut to live) 9:00AM - UTA @ OKC - NBA Premium (delayed - 2:00PM) 11:30AM - MIA @ LAL - BTV, NBA Premium League Pass only 8:00AM - WAS @ IND 9:00AM - SAC @ CHI 9:00AM - CLE @ MIL 10:00AM - MEM @ DEN 10:00AM - LAC @ PHX 11:30AM - MIN @ GSW WEDNESDAY, Dec. 12 9:00AM - POR @ HOU - BTV, NBA Premium 9:30AM - PHX @ SAS - BTV (delayed - 11:30AM), NBA Premium (delayed - 2:00PM) 11:30AM - TOR @ LAC - NBA Premium THURSDAY, Dec. 13 8:00AM - MIL @ IND - BTV 8:00AM - BOS @ WAS - NBA Premium (delayed - 11:30AM) 9:00AM - POR @ MEM - NBA Premium 9:00AM - OKC @ NOP - FOX Sports 11:00AM - MIN @ SAC - BTV 11:30AM - TOR @ GSW - FOX Sports League Pass only 8:00AM - DET @ CHA 8:00AM - NYK @ CLE 8:00AM - BKN @ PHI 9:30AM - ATL @ DAL 10:00AM - MIA @ UTA FRIDAY, Dec. 14 9:00AM - LAL @ HOU - BTV, S+A, NBA Premium 11:30AM - DAL @ PHX - NBA Premium League Pass only 9:30AM - LAC @ SAS 10:30AM - CHI @ ORL SATURDAY, Dec. 15 8:00AM - NYK @ CHA - BTV, NBA Premium 8:30AM - WAS @ BKN - ABS-CBN ch. 2 (delayed - 8:30AM) 8:30AM - IND @ PHI - FOX Sports 11:00AM - TOR @ POR - BTV, NBA Premium League Pass only 8:00AM - ATL @ BOS 8:30AM - MIL @ CLE 9:00AM - MIA @ MEM 11:00AM - OKC @ DEN 11:00AM - GSW @ SAC SUNDAY, Dec. 16 6:00AM - UTA @ ORL - NBA Premium 8:00AM - LAL @ CHA - NBA Premium (cut to live) 9:00AM - HOU @ MEM - BTV 10:00AM - LAC @ OKC - NBA Premium (cut to live) 10:00AM - MIN @ PHX - S+A League Pass only 8:00AM - BOS @ DET 9:30AM - CHI @ SAS MONDAY, Dec. 17 7:00AM - LAL @ WAS - NBA Premium 8:00AM - MIA @ NOP - BTV 9:00AM - TOR @ DEN - S+A, NBA Premium (cut to live) League Pass only 4:00AM - ATL @ BKN 4:30AM - PHI @ CLE 6:00AM - NYK @ IND 8:00AM - SAC @ DAL.....»»

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Brick Traders’ Club presents PlayWell Toy Market this Christmas season!

There are more than 65 online toy sellers to amaze you with their Christmas offers and deals. Come and shop from these toy enthusiasts and learn something new from them! Brick Traders’ Club presents PlayWell Toy Market this Christmas season! Source link: Brick Traders’ Club presents PlayWell Toy Market this Christmas season!.....»»

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40 airports on red alert for Xmas passenger rush – manilastandard.net

40 airports on red alert for Xmas passenger rush  manilastandard.net The Civil Aviation Authority of the Philippines said on Sunday the 40 airports under its management is all set for the passenger influx this holiday season. Source link link: 40 airports on red alert for Xmas passenger rush – manilastandard.net.....»»

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PCCI to mobilize local chapters to stabilize prices

The Philippine Chamber of Commerce and Industry has offered to mobilize its chapters and business organizations nationwide to assist the government’s program allowing retailers to import rice and sugar provided they sell at pre-inflation levels and ensure that the lowering of prices can be felt as soon as possible, especially during the Christmas season. PCCI… link: PCCI to mobilize local chapters to stabilize prices.....»»

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PBA set to introduce new rules in Season 44

It appears likely that when the PBA opens the 44th season at the Philippine Arena on Jan. 13 next year, new rules will be implemented to make the game even more exciting while taking advantage of technology available to assure the right calls......»»

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Sweet, savory Christmas delights from Discovery Suites

THIS Holiday season, indulge in Christmas goodies, or make your gift-giving extra special with sweet and savory treats from Discovery Suites. Choose from a fine selection of pastries such as…READ The post Sweet, savory Christmas delights from Discovery Suites appeared first on The Manila Times Online......»»

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CAAP on heightened alert for holiday rush

Starting today, the Civil Aviation Authority of the Philippines (CAAP) will be on heightened alert in anticipation of the expected surge in the number of passengers at the airports during the holiday season......»»

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Zobel regains UAAP crown

De La Salle-Zobel unseated National University with a 25-21, 25-23, 15-25, 16-25, 15-8 victory in the University Athletic Association of the Philippines Season 81 high school volleyball tournament Sunday at the Filoil Flying V Centre. It was the Junior Lady Spikers’ 10th crown overall — the most in the league — and first since 2013. […].....»»

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Huelgas eyes 3rd SEAG gold

Champion triathlete Nikko Huelgas of Team Go For Gold is thrilled at the prospect of retaining his Southeast Asian Games title in front of his countrymen. I was surprised with my own performance because I really had a bad season this year and I don’t know why The back-to-back SEA Games gold medalist showed a […].....»»

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