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Is Robert Redford retiring from acting? Maybe not, he says

NEW YORK — The Sundance Kid may have a few acting adventures left in him. The post Is Robert Redford retiring from acting? Maybe not, he says appeared first on BusinessWorld......»»

Source: Bworldonline BworldonlineCategory: NewsSep 24th, 2018Related News

Serena Williams keen to move on from US Open row

SYDNEY, Australia – Serena Williams says she is trying to "move on" from the meltdown that overshadowed her US Open final loss but remains perplexed at her coach's admission he illegally signalled to her. The 23-time Grand Slam champion lost the decider in straight sets to Japan's Naomi Osaka after a ........»»

Source: Rappler RapplerCategory: NewsSep 24th, 2018Related News

Drew Brees TD run in OT lifts Saints past Falcons 43-37

By Charles Odum, Associated Press ATLANTA (AP) — On the day he became the NFL's career leader in completed passes, Drew Brees' biggest plays came as a runner. Brees' 1-yard run capped an 80-yard touchdown drive to open overtime that lifted the New Orleans Saints to a 43-37 win over the Atlanta Falcons on Sunday. That came after his 7-yard score late in the fourth quarter forced the overtime. After the Saints won the coin toss, Brees and the Saints held the ball for more than seven minutes. Brees jumped over the pile on a quarterback keeper after his apparent 3-yard TD pass to Alvin Kamara was overturned. A review determined Kamara's knee was down before he crossed the goal line. Brees scored on the following play, giving the Saints (2-1) the win. "This was a wild one," said Brees, who passed for 396 yards and three touchdowns and ran for two scores. Kamara had 15 catches for 124 yards and ran for 66 yards. Brees' biggest play before the winner might have been his improbable 7-yard scoring run with 1:15 remaining that forced overtime. He ran to his left and then spun to avoid tackle attempts by Brian Poole and Robert Alford. "At some point, I felt they were coming to take my head off and I could probably spin out of it," Brees said, adding he now has film evidence to show the youth flag football team he coaches that "spin moves work. Spin moves are good." With his 14th completed pass, the 39-year-old Brees broke the record of 6,300 career completions set by Hall of Famer Brett Favre. Brees set the mark with a 17-yard pass to Michael Thomas in the second quarter. "I'm just very grateful," Brees said. "I hope there's a lot more coming. I just think about all the people who have had a hand in that. A lot of hands have caught a lot of passes. ... They are all a part of this." Atlanta's Matt Ryan had his first career game with five scoring passes. Calvin Ridley became the first Atlanta rookie with three scoring catches. That wasn't enough for the Falcons (1-2) against Brees and the high-scoring Saints, who gained 534 yards. Ryan bemoaned a lost opportunity when the Falcons were forced to punt when stopped at the Atlanta 44 with 25 seconds remaining in overtime. "We had chances to finish the game today and we didn't do that," Ryan said. "That's disappointing." Saints coach Sean Payton called the defensive stop "a huge part of the win." Ryan passed for 374 yards, including 146 to Ridley, who had seven receptions, including a 75-yard TD. Ridley's third scoring catch against the Saints was a 9-yarder early in the third quarter that held up following a review. Ryan's five touchdown passes tied the team record set by Wade Wilson on Dec. 13, 1992, at Tampa Bay. The fifth scoring pass to Mohamed Sanu came after Saints defensive tackle David Onyemata was called for unnecessary roughness on Matt Bryant's 29-yard field goal. With the penalty, the Falcons' offense came back on the field. Ridley beat P.J. Williams on his first two scoring catches, an 18-yarder in the first quarter and the 75-yarder in the second quarter. The Saints made a defensive switch, moving Ken Crawley into coverage on Ridley. Crawley was called for pass interference on a deep incompletion to Ridley early in the third quarter that gave Atlanta a first down at the New Orleans 5. On second down from the 9, Ridley's third scoring catch gave the Falcons a 21-16 lead. Brees completed his first four passes, including a 19-yard scoring pass to Ted Ginn Jr. on the Saints' opening drive. INJURY REPORT Saints reserve cornerback Patrick Robinson was carted from the field early in the third quarter with a left ankle injury. He did not return. Falcons safety Ricardo Allen left early in overtime with a left calf injury. He was helped to the sideline and then driven on a cart to the locker room. ... Reserve cornerback Justin Bethel injured a knee in the third quarter. ... Atlanta rookie linebacker Foyesade Oluokun left in the fourth quarter with an ankle injury. THOMAS THRIVING Thomas had 10 catches for 129 yards. His 38 catches are the most by an NFL player in his team's first three games to start a season. His 28 catches through two games also were a record. PASSING MONTANA Ryan's 75-yard scoring pass to Ridley was his 34th career TD pass against the Saints, the most by any quarterback. He surpassed Joe Montana's 33 TD passes against New Orleans. Ryan added three more, leaving his total at 37. DROPS FOR GINN Ginn dropped a sideline pass on a second-quarter drive that ended with a 49-yard field goal by Will Lutz bouncing off the left upright and over the cross bar. Later in the quarter, Ginn juggled a pass for an incompletion as he ran out of bounds on the Atlanta sideline. He finished with three catches for 12 yards. UP NEXT Saints: At New York Giants next Sunday. Falcons: Play their third straight home game against the Cincinnati Bengals next Sunday......»»

Source: Abscbn AbscbnCategory: SportsSep 24th, 2018Related News

Blakely powers KaTropa past Painters

Marqus Blakely had 26 points and 14 rebounds for his new team as TNT shrugged off a shaky and slippery first half to hold off Rain or Shine, 110-104, Saturday in the PBA Governors' Cup in Iloilo City.   Blakely almost notched a triple double and had eight assists as the KaTropa also leaned on the 24 points and seven rebounds of Troy Rosario and the 22 points of Terrence Romeo to give new head coach Bong Ravena and consultant Mark Robert Dickel a winning start to their partnership at the TNT bench.   Blakely, who made nine of his first 10 shots, had a dunk that gave TNT a 72-66 lead in the third and triggered a huge second half run after trailing several times in...Keep on reading: Blakely powers KaTropa past Painters.....»»

Source: Inquirer InquirerCategory: Sep 22nd, 2018Related News

Is Robert Redford retiring from acting? Maybe not, he says

The Sundance Kid may have a few acting adventures left in him. Last month, screen legend Robert Redford said he was finished with acting, and planned to focus on directing in his golden years. But in an interview published Friday, Redford says he may have spoken too soon. "That was a mistake. I should never have said that," the 82-year-old actor told the entertainment publication Variety late Thursday at the New York premiere of his latest film, "The Old Man & the Gun." "If I'm going to retire, I should just slip quietly away from acting, but I shouldn't be talking about it because I think it draws too much attention in the wrong way.I want to be focused on this film ...Keep on reading: Is Robert Redford retiring from acting? Maybe not, he says.....»»

Source: Inquirer InquirerCategory: Sep 22nd, 2018Related News

Wendy Williams’ new hot topic: Helping substance abusers

NEW YORK --- Talk show diva Wendy Williams feels lucky to be alive after more than a decade of cocaine abuse and now wants to help others be present in their own lives. Williams has been giving back through the Hunter Foundation, created with husband Kevin Hunter, since 2014. The two recently added a new anti-drug initiative, BeHere.org. Their goal is to raise $10 million (almost P541.1 million) in five years to fund such things as drug treatment facilities and research, the latter focused on K2. "It's very pretty packaging," Williams told The Associated Press recently of the popular and potentially deadly synthetic marijuana. "It looks like a pack of Pop Rocks. The kids are sm...Keep on reading: Wendy Williams’ new hot topic: Helping substance abusers.....»»

Source: Inquirer InquirerCategory: Sep 22nd, 2018Related News

Is Robert Redford retiring from acting? Maybe not, he says

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Source: Manilainformer ManilainformerCategory: Sep 22nd, 2018Related News

Trump s ex-lawyer Cohen cooperating in Mueller probe

WASHINGTON DC, USA – President Donald Trump's former personal lawyer and fixer Michael Cohen has provided "critical information" to Special Counsel Robert Mueller's investigators, his attorney said Thursday, September 20. Cohen, once one of Trump's top aides, began talking with the Mueller investigation after he pleaded guilty on August 21 ........»»

Source: Rappler RapplerCategory: NewsSep 21st, 2018Related News

San Beda now 20-0 against EAC in NCAA

No doubt about it, San Beda University still has the number of Emilio Aguinaldo College in the 94th Season of the NCAA Men’s Basketball Tournament. Robert Bolick stuffed the stat sheet to show the way, but all of the Red Lions were also on-point as they overwhelmed the Generals in the second half en route to a 76-57 decision on Thursday at the Filoil Flying V Centre. Bolick scored 20 points while also collecting 10 rebounds, five assists, and three steals in the defending champions’ sixth win in a row and 12th overall in 13 games. Javee Mocon chipped in 11 points, seven rebounds, and two assists and six different players scored either six or five points for streaking San Beda. More than the current win run, however, the decision let the Red Lions remain undefeated against EAC through 20 games in the first and oldest collegiate league in the country. “Natiyempuhan lang siguro na nananalo kami sa EAC. They are really improving right now,” head coach Boyet Fernandez said post-game. The Generals joined the NCAA in 2009 and ever since then, have been unable to solve the riddle that is San Beda. That didn’t change in this one as even though the two teams were neck-and-neck at halftime, the Red Lions roared in the third quarter and outscored their opponents, 21-9. “We are happy we got this win versus EAC because we started flat in the first half,” coach Boyet said. They would not look back from there and moved closer to a playoff berth. “Credit to the players because we stepped up our defense in the second half,” their mentor said. EAC was paced by Hamadou Laminou who had 15 points and 10 rebounds. JP Maguliano also added 12 markers and nine boards, but they still saw their team drop to 2-10 in the standings. BOX SCORES SAN BEDA 76 – Bolick 20, Mocon 11, Tankoua 6, Oftana 6, Soberano 6, Doliguez 5, Canlas 5, Tongco 5, Nelle 4, Presbitero 3, Carino 3, Cuntapay 2, Abuda 0, Cabanag 0, Toba 0 EAC 57 – Laminou 15, Maguliano 12, Mendoza 10, Garcia 9, Bautista 4, Cadua 3, Cruz 2, Bugarin 2, Gonzalez 0, Fuentes 0,Natividad 0, Corilla 0, Neri 0 QUARTER SCORES: 23-17, 38-36, 59-45, 76-57 --- Follow this writer on Twitter, @riegogogo......»»

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

Why Robert Redford wants uplifting ‘Old Man’ to be his swan song

  LOS ANGELES---Robert Redford may have made his last film as an actor. But the Hollywood legend himself was quick to stress that "The Old Man & the Gun" "could be" his swan song.   "You want to be careful of being too final because sometimes you have to change your mind," said Robert, seated in a room at the Royal Fairmont York Hotel in Toronto. A charming comedy-crime drama, "The Old Man & the Gun" was screening at the Toronto International Film Festival---that was why he was in town.   At 82, one of Hollywood's golden boys still sports his famous tousled blonde hair, but his sideburns have turned silver. The familiar face, which lit up many sc...Keep on reading: Why Robert Redford wants uplifting ‘Old Man’ to be his swan song.....»»

Source: Inquirer InquirerCategory: Sep 19th, 2018Related News

Asian American media coalition bolsters diversity lobbying with new officers

LOS ANGELES -- Asian Pacific American Media Coalition (APAMC) has elected three new vice chairs to bolster its advocacy efforts, following the recent successes of "Crazy Rich Asians," "Searching," and "To All the Boys I've Loved Before," which cap nearly two decades of community advocacy work Named as new vice chairs were Robert Chan, president of media watchdog group Media Action Network for Asian Americans (MANAA); Milton Liu, writer/producer/director and director of programs and artist services for Los Angeles arts nonprofit Visual Communications; and Lisa Thong, representing OCA-Asian Pacific American Advocates. They will serve one-year terms through fall 2019. Longtime leader...Keep on reading: Asian American media coalition bolsters diversity lobbying with new officers.....»»

Source: Inquirer InquirerCategory: Sep 18th, 2018Related News

Roberto Fung Kuan, founder of Chowking, dies aged 70

MANILA, Philippines – Chowking founder Roberto Fung Kuan died on Saturday, September 15, at the age of 70. Robert Kelvin Kuan, Roberto's son, revealed the news over the weekend in a Facebook post.  Said Robert Kelvin, "Today I bid goodbye to my father... Roberto Fung Kuan... born August 6, 1948. He ........»»

Source: Rappler RapplerCategory: NewsSep 17th, 2018Related News

Hayley Williams bares struggle with depression

If you feel darkness, I hope you will wait for joy. It will come again, and it's worth it." Thus said Paramore lead vocalist Hayley Williams, who recently opened up about her struggles with depression, in light of the recent World Suicide Prevention Day.   There was a point in her life, she admitted, where her mind was "dark and hopeless;" where being "cynical" somehow made her feel safe. And while the 29-year-old singer has been taking steps to be healthier, she admitted that it wasn't always easy.   "It's a lifestyle shift. Sometimes, it feels uncomfortable and I don't always do it well," she wrote. "But I hope that, if you struggle with darkness, you will ...Keep on reading: Hayley Williams bares struggle with depression.....»»

Source: Inquirer InquirerCategory: Sep 17th, 2018Related News

‘Notorious’ nerves make Osaka cry

TOKYO — Naomi Osaka has put her US Open tears down to shredded nerves and her natural awkwardness, rather than the tantrum thrown by Serena Williams that overshadowed a historic Japanese win. The 20-year-old melted hearts when she burst into sobs as boos rang out following her emphatic 6-2, 6-4 thrashing of Williams in a […].....»»

Source: Tribune TribuneCategory: NewsSep 17th, 2018Related News

Japan s Naomi Osaka blames US Open tears on notorious nerves

TOKYO, Japan – Naomi Osaka has put her US Open tears down to shredded nerves and her natural awkwardness, rather than the tantrum thrown by Serena Williams that overshadowed a historic Japanese win. The 20-year-old melted hearts when she burst into sobs as boos rang out following her emphatic ........»»

Source: Rappler RapplerCategory: NewsSep 17th, 2018Related News

Player of the Week Tankoua put San Beda on his shoulders vs Letran

In what could be his final San Beda-Letran rivalry game, Donald Tankoua made sure that he and the Red Lions would come out on top. Last Tuesday, San Beda held an imposing 22-point lead, 67-45, on archrival Letran with 6:19 left in the game. The Red Lions forgot one thing, however, and let their guards down and saw the Knights storm back with a 19-0 blast. "If we lost this game, I should probably blame myself for that because I gave everybody a chance to play and the other guys who came in just simply didn’t want to really step up," lamented head coach Boyet Fernandez. "They thought it was already a won game for us." With Robert Bolick fouling out with less than a minute left, San Beda needed someone it could lean on to stop the bleeding. It was Tankoua who heeded the call, knocking down a clutch basket that eventually gave the Red Lions a 74-68 win. Because of his herculean effort that saw him finish with 19 points and nine rebounds, the 6-foot-6 Cameroonian was hailed as the Chooks-to-Go/NCAA Press Corps Player of the Week. Though getting the victory, last season's Finals MVP hopes that this serves as a wake up call for his teammates that they could never sleep on anyone the rest of the way. "What happened happened and I think that we should realize that we really have to work hard in every game," the 23-year-old big man said. Tankoua bested Lyceum's Jaycee Marcelino, Mapua's Laurenz Victoria, and San Sebastian's Michael Calisaan for the weekly citation handed out by print and online sportswriters covering the beat......»»

Source: Abscbn AbscbnCategory: SportsSep 16th, 2018Related News

Serena Williams talks fashion, not fouls at Las Vegas event

LAS VEGAS --- Serena Williams talked about her fashion business and her family, but not tennis fouls during a Friday appearance before a business trade group in Las Vegas. The 23-time Grand Slam champion wasn't asked about gender equality in sports or an argument she had last weekend with the chair umpire at her U.S. Open finals match in New York during about 25 minutes onstage with Sarah Robb O'Hagan, chief executive of Flywheel Sports, at the National Retail Federation trade show. Williams, who took no questions from the audience, said previously she felt she had been treated more harshly than a male player would have been for smashing her racket and arguing with match official Car...Keep on reading: Serena Williams talks fashion, not fouls at Las Vegas event.....»»

Source: Inquirer InquirerCategory: Sep 16th, 2018Related News

Manafort avoids 2nd trial, pleads guilty

WASHINGTON — President Donald Trump’s former campaign chairman Paul Manafort agreed Friday to cooperate with the special counsel’s Trump-Russia investigation as he pleaded guilty to federal crimes and avoided a second trial that could have exposed him to more time in prison. The deal gives special counsel Robert Mueller a key cooperator who steered the […].....»»

Source: Tribune TribuneCategory: NewsSep 16th, 2018Related News

The debate continues

EDDIE G. ALINEA Was Serena Williams right in protesting chair umpire Carlos Ramos calls that cost her the US Open crown? Is there a double standard for men and women regarding on-court behavior? These questions persist as debate over controversy that marred the Open finale won by Japanese Naomi Osaka continued a week after it… link: The debate continues.....»»

Source: Manilainformer ManilainformerCategory: Sep 16th, 2018Related News

The debate continues

Was Serena Williams right in protesting chair umpire Carlos Ramos calls that cost her the US Open crown? Is there a double standard for men and women regarding on-court behavior? These questions persist as debate over controversy that marred the Open finale won by Japanese Naomi Osaka continued a week after it happened. Serena Williams [...] The post The debate continues appeared first on The Manila Times Online......»»

Source: Manilatimes_net Manilatimes_netCategory: NewsSep 16th, 2018Related News