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NBA docks Clippers $50,000 for Rivers' Kawhi injury comments

Nov 08, 2019 - 9:56 AM

The Clippers sit out Kawhi Leonard in a marquee clash due to injury but coach Doc Rivers issues a statement 'inconsistent' to the star's health status

PENALIZED. Clippers coach Doc Rivers gets into trouble for his post-game comments on Kawhi Leonard. Photo by Harry How/Getty Images/AFP

[OPINION] The new documentary film and its role in democracy

Jul 28, 2019 - 9:04 AM

We still have a long way to go before we elevate independent documentary culture in the Philippines, but there is hope

Clippers fined over Kawhi Leonard 'tampering'

Jun 01, 2019 - 11:41 AM

The NBA slaps a $50,000 fine on the Los Angeles Clippers after coach Doc Rivers heaped praise on Toronto star Kawhi Leonard

'MOST LIKE JORDAN.' Clipper coach Doc Rivers compares Raptors star Kawhi Leonard to NBA legend Michael Jordan. File photo

Almost victory: Doc Willie Ong's OFW votes, social media support

May 31, 2019 - 7:14 PM

Ong is the 'phenomenon of the 2019 midterm elections,' a political expert says

Bato dela Rosa, Doc Willie Ong lead overseas race

May 15, 2019 - 3:02 AM

These are based on partial, unofficial counts from select areas abroad which used vote-counting machines

LEADING. Bato dela Rosa and Doc Willie Ong lead the unofficial and partial results of overseas voting. Photos by Angie de Silva/Rappler

Clippers reach terms with Rivers on new coaching deal

May 24, 2018 - 9:03 AM

Doc Rivers gets a contract extension even after the Los Angeles Clippers missed the NBA playoffs for the first time in 7 years

NEW CHALLENGES. Doc Rivers says more work needs to be done after a tough season with the Los Angeles Clippers. Photo by Harry How/Getty Images/AFP

Clippers coach Rivers fined $15K for criticizing refs

Mar 17, 2018 - 12:42 PM

Rivers points out anomalies during the Clippers' game against the Houston Rockets

'A JOKE'. Doc Rivers points out to the reporters that the Clippers attacked the basketball for the most the game while the Rockets attempted 41 from the 3-point line but was sent to the FT line 3 times as often as LA. Photo by Harry How/Getty Images/AFP

Clippers coach Rivers stripped of executive duties

Aug 05, 2017 - 1:42 PM

Doc knows how to win championships That is what he will focus on says team owner Steve Ballmer

FOCUS ON COACHING. Steve Ballmer thinks the franchise is better of with Doc Rivers focusing on coaching duties alone. Photo by Harry How/Getty Images/North America/AFP

Google Docs phishing scam doused after catching fire

May 04, 2017 - 11:14 AM

The scam makes use of a deceptive email that impersonates Google Docs in order to spread malicious code

WATCH: Father and son, Doc and Austin Rivers, get ejected

Dec 31, 2016 - 5:24 PM

Like son like father as Doc and Austin Rivers get tossed in a loss to the Houston Rockets

TOSSED. Clippers coach Doc Rivers (R) and his son Austin Rivers both had issues with the officials. Photo by Jayne Kamin-Oncea/Getty Images/AFP

Thomas scores career-high 52 as Celtics edge Heat

Dec 31, 2016 - 4:44 PM

In other action James Harden records a triple double while the Rivers are ejected in Houston s win over Los Angeles

OVER DRIVE. Isaiah Thomas finishes with 37 points as the Celtics earn the win. File photo by Mike Ehrmann/Getty Images/AFP

Good vibrations: the Hollywood sex toys creating a buzz

May 29, 2016 - 2:55 PM

Doc Johnson makes a staggering 75 000 sex toys a week – many lovingly finished off by hand to employ a phrase largely redundant in the high tech world of intimate pleasure

WATCH: Clippers' Austin Rivers left bloodied by elbow

Apr 30, 2016 - 11:55 AM

Austin Rivers is busted wide open by an accidental elbow from Blazers forward Al Farouq Aminu but somehow returns to the game before halftime

BLOODIED CLIPPER. Austin Rivers was the latest Clipper to go down with an injury, but he showed guts in returning to the court shortly after. Photo by Steve Dykes/Getty Images/AFP

Blake Griffin returns to Clippers practice after injury woes

Mar 27, 2016 - 8:14 AM

The Clippers forward will have to serve a 4 game suspension for punching the team s equipment staffer once he s reactivated

BACK ON THE COURT. Blake Griffin returned to practice after missing the past 41 games, but coach Doc Rivers warns that one practice may not be enough to reactivate the perennial All-Star. File photo by Bob Frid/EPA

Donald Trump inspired 'Back to the Future' villain – writer

Oct 23, 2015 - 10:19 AM

Screenwriter Bob Gale says that Biff Tannen was inspired by Donald Trump

BIFF TANNEN. The 'Back to the Future' villain is inspired by Donald Trump. Screengrab from YouTube/Movieclips

Hold on to your hoverboard: 'Back to the Future' is now

Oct 21, 2015 - 8:47 PM

Fans marked October 21 2015 by celebrating some of the movie s predictions that came true

BACK TO THE FUTURE PART II. Micheal J Fox and Christopher Lloyd star as Marty McFly and Doc Brown in 1989 film. Sreengrab from YouTube/UniversalMovies

Coach Doc Rivers doesn't want Clippers to play in China

Oct 08, 2015 - 2:45 PM

The Clippers are expected to fly to China to play the Charlotte Hornets but Doc Rivers says he has no interest in playing there

HOME BODY. Clippers coach Doc Rivers (L) would've had no problem playing in Rome, but isn't a fan of going to China. File photo by Larry W. Smith/EPA

DeAndre Jordan apologizes for jilting Mavericks

Jul 11, 2015 - 9:46 AM

Returning Los Angeles Clippers center DeAndre Jordan started his image rehabilitation by apologizing to the Mavericks organization on Twitter

THE COMEBACK KID. DeAndre Jordan left the Dallas Mavericks at the altar by turning back on his verbal agreement. Photo by Scott Halleran/Getty Images/AFP

DeAndre Jordan ditches Mavericks, re-signs with Clippers

Jul 09, 2015 - 1:05 PM

After initially agreeing to a deal with Dallas DeAndre Jordan has decided to return to the Clippers after a whirlwind of events on Thursday

The day the NBA was rocked by an emoji war

Jul 09, 2015 - 3:27 AM

Just days after DeAndre Jordan agreed to a deal with the Dallas Mavericks it now looks like he will return to the Los Angeles Clippers

PH cites 'growing int'l concern' over China reclamation

Apr 12, 2015 - 12:28 AM

The Department of Foreign Affairs says China s reclamation activities in the South China sea undermine our collective efforts to build regional security and stability

SUBJECT OF PROTESTS. A photo obtained by Rappler shows the status of reclamation activities in Keenan (Chigua) Reef in the West Philippine Sea (South China Sea) as of December 12, 2014.

DOJ charges rebels, DAP reversal, Pope Francis' apology | The wRap

Feb 03, 2015 - 7:55 PM

Charges to be filed against Muslim rebel commanders in the Mamasapano carnage The Supreme Court reverses a DAP provision it declared unconstitutional Pope Francis apologizes for his rushed Leyte visit

Photos show China's 'massive' reclamation in West PH Sea

Jan 22, 2015 - 9:28 AM

The reclaimed Kagitingan Reef is believed to become the site of a runway for China s air assets to be present in a disputed area already dominated by its ships

50% COMPLETE? A runway is believed to be among what China will build at the reclaimed Kagitingan Reef off the coast of Palawan

All in the Family: Clippers acquire coach Rivers's son Austin

Jan 17, 2015 - 6:08 AM

Austin Rivers is poised to make a bit of NBA history after being traded to the Los Angeles Clippers coached by his father Doc Rivers

FAMILY CLIP. Austin Rivers will be coached by his father Doc Rivers with the Los Angeles Clippers in a three-way trade that involved Phoenix and Boston. Photo by Layne Murdoch Jr./NBAE/AFP

Clippers' Griffin faces battery charge in club incident

Nov 13, 2014 - 2:38 PM

Blake Griffin is due to be arraigned on December 8 in Las Vegas and faces up to six months in jail and a 1 000 fine

Blake Griffin doesn't like flash bulbs going off in his face. Photo by Stephen Dunn/Getty Images/AFP

No official funeral for Haiti's Duvalier: lawyer

Oct 09, 2014 - 9:24 PM

The government has reversed its decision The funeral will be organized by the family

'BABY DOC.' Haitian former President Jean-Claude Duvalier. File photo by Andres Martines Casares/EPA

Ex-Haiti president Jean-Claude Duvalier dies – official

Oct 05, 2014 - 12:14 AM

Duvalier died of a heart attack according to officials

'BABY DOC.' Haitian former President Jean-Claude Duvalier. File photo by Andres Martines Casares/EPA

Philippines to upgrade Spratlys airstrip amid moratorium bid

Aug 08, 2014 - 4:19 PM

The Philippines banks on the shared concern among ASEAN countries to convince China to agree to stop provocative activities in the South China Sea

PROVOCATIVE? The Philippines is set to repair the damaged Rancudo Air Field in Pag-Asa island in the Spratlys

Philippines' 'triple action plan' futile without China?

Aug 07, 2014 - 2:13 PM

The triple action plan has a snowball s chance in hell of success an analyst says But the Philippines says China might be convinced who knows?

FOREIGN MINISTERS. In January, Philippine Foreign Secretary Albert del Rosario (first from left) and his ASEAN counterparts meet in Bagan, Myanmar for the first time in 2014. File photo by AFP

Philippines: 'Triple action plan' can help China

Aug 06, 2014 - 10:52 AM

The Philippines asserts its new proposal to resolve South China Sea disputes after China said it can build what it wants in the disputed waters

'MORATORIUM' SOUGHT. The Philippines wants a moratorium on activities that raise tensions in the South China Sea. This image dated Feb 25, 2014 shows China's reclamation activities in the disputed waters. Photo courtesy of DFA

Philippines says China sea action plan gaining support

Aug 04, 2014 - 5:19 PM

Vietnam Indonesia and Brunei reportedly support the Philippines triple action plan to ease tensions in the South China Sea

BOOSTING TIES. Philippine Foreign Secretary Albert del Rosario talks to Vietnamese Foreign Minister Pham Binh Minh (not in photo) during a meeting at the Government Guest House in Hanoi, Vietnam, another claimant country in the South China Sea, on July 2, 2014. File photo by Luong Thai Linh/EPA

PH to ASEAN: Curb 'specific' moves in South China Sea

Aug 01, 2014 - 6:07 PM

Positioning itself as a regional leader the Philippines bares the details of the triple action plan it will propose to ASEAN

CLAIMANT COUNTRIES. Philippine Foreign Secretary Albert del Rosario talks to Vietnamese Foreign Minister Pham Binh Minh (not in photo) during a meeting at the Government Guest House in Hanoi, Vietnam, another claimant country in the South China Sea, on July 2, 2014. File photo by Luong Thai Linh/EPA

Philippines' top diplomat hits China for 'expansion agenda'

Jun 05, 2014 - 5:01 PM

Foreign Affairs Secretary Albert del Rosario doubts if China is serious about speedily crafting a binding code of conduct in the disputed South China Sea

'30 HECTARES.' The Philippines slams China for its 'excessive reclamation' as shown in this photo dated March 11, 2014. Photo courtesy of DFA

Indonesia rejects 'military solution' to sea disputes

May 23, 2014 - 7:12 PM

The South China Sea issue is a litmus test for ASEAN Indonesian Foreign Minister Marty Natalegawa tells Rappler s Maria Ressa

Clippers owner Sterling refuses to pay $2.5 million fine

May 16, 2014 - 11:14 PM

Embattled owner Donald Sterling who was banned for life from the National Basketball Association is threatening to sue the league

LA Clippers owner Donald Sterling is banned for life from the NBA for his racial rant. Screen grab from TNT

PH shows 'destabilizing' China moves in Spratlys

May 15, 2014 - 12:43 PM

UPDATED Before and after photos of China s extensive reclamation in the disputed West Philippine Sea show its violation of the Declaration on the Conduct of Parties in the South China Sea

SUSPECTED AIRSTRIP. The Philippines slams China for its 'extensive reclamation' on Mabini (Johnson) Reef in the West Philippine Sea. Photo courtesy of DFA

Westbrook free throws, refs put Clippers on verge of elimination

May 14, 2014 - 4:28 PM

Russell Westbrook sank three clutch free throws with six seconds left as Oklahoma City rallied to beat the Los Angeles Clippers

THUNDER ROLLING. Oklahoma City Thunder players Kevin Durant (L) celebrates a win with teammate Russell Westbrook (R) against the Los Angeles Clippers. Photo by Larry W. Smith/EPA

Holding Court - Sterling family should cut clean

May 12, 2014 - 2:45 PM

With Donald Sterling banned from NBA operations for life the matter of his wife s 50 ownership of the LA Clippers is still to be dealt with What should come of her stake?

MOVING ON. Doc Rivers, Chris Paul and Blake Griffin have returned to the business of playing ball after the Donald Sterling controversy. Photo by Larry W. Smith/EPA

NBA: Strong action against Sterling buoys Clippers past Warriors

Apr 30, 2014 - 4:36 PM

With the rapturous support of home fans the Clippers came through for a 113 103 triumph over the Warriors for a 3 2 series lead

EMOTIONAL VICTORY. Jamal Crawford (R) celebrates with fans, who came out and supported the Clippers amid emotional turmoil, after Clippers owner Donald Sterling was banned for life from the NBA for race remarks. Photo by Paul Buck/EPA

WATCH: Clippers make silent protest amid race storm

Apr 28, 2014 - 5:53 PM

Watch video and read reactions from the Los Angeles Clippers bold protest of their team owner s alleged racial remarks prior to Game 4 loss to the Golden State Warriors

CLIPPED. Los Angeles Clippers forward Blake Griffin (L) and Los Angeles Clippers forward Glen Davis (3-L) sit on the bench with their warm-up jerseys inside out in protest of their team owner’s alleged racial remarks. Photo by John G. Mabanglo/EPA

LeBron, Shaq, Kobe among those outraged by Clippers owner's racial remarks

Apr 27, 2014 - 12:47 PM

LeBron James Kobe Bryant and other NBA stars joined the Los Angeles Clippers in outrage at racist comments purportedly from Clippers owner Donald Sterling

Los Angeles Clippers point guard Chris Paul is among those distraught by the team owner's remarks. Photo by Mike Brown/EPA

Alleged racist remarks by LA Clippers owner Sterling spark uproar

Apr 27, 2014 - 3:29 AM

The NBA has launched an investigation after a recording surfaced purported to be of LA Clippers owner Donald Sterling chastising his girlfriend for associating with African Americans

SOUND CLIP. LA Clippers Blake Griffin, Chris Paul and the rest of the team will try to remain focused on the playoffs amidst a storm of bad publicity. Photo by John G. Mabanglo/EPA

Lakers, Knicks, Celtics miss playoffs, seek help‎

Apr 19, 2014 - 8:33 AM

The Lakers Celtics and Knicks have serious decisions and changes to make after missing the NBA playoffs this year

OUTSIDE LOOKING IN. The respective teams of Kobe Bryant (L), Rajon Rondo (C) and Carmelo Anthony (R) will miss the playoffs for the first time as a collective. Photos by Christian Petersen, Jared Wickerham, Maddie Meye/Getty Images/AFP

Holding Court - Returning the Celtics to NBA glory

Apr 07, 2014 - 5:30 PM

Boston Celtics coach Brad Stevens has a lot to be upset about as do the franchise s fans Columnist Bert Ramirez examines what the Celtics have to do to return to their glory days

CELTIC STRUGGLE. Boston head coach Brad Stevens, seen her with Rajon Rondo, Jeff Green and Jared Sullinger, have a tough road ahead to bringing the Celtic franchise back to prominence. Photo by Shawn Thew/EPA

China to PH: ‘Friends avoid lawsuits’

Apr 03, 2014 - 2:05 PM

China says it is part of its culture and tradition to avoid a lawsuit especially one involving a long standing friend like the Philippines

Holding Court - NBA gets bizarre as fortunes reverse

Mar 10, 2014 - 6:47 PM

March 6 was a bizarre days in NBA history as columnist Bert Alvarez analyzes

FULL CLIP.  Los Angeles Lakers Pau Gasol is pressured by Los Angeles Clippers Willie Green (L) and DeAndre Jordan (R) during the Lakers embarrassing defeat to crosstown rivals the Clippers. Photo by Robyn Beck/AFP

NBA: Crawford's long-range barrage lifts Clippers‎ over Pelicans

Feb 25, 2014 - 2:27 PM

Jamal Crawford drained seven of the Los Angeles Clippers 16 three pointers on Monday as the Clippers wrapped up a three game road trip with a 123 110 victory over New Orleans

SHOOTING CLIP. Jamal Crawford's 7 three-pointers helped propel the Clippers past the Pelicans. Photo by Michael Nelson/EPA

NBA: Chris Paul returns as Clippers rout Sixers

Feb 10, 2014 - 3:30 PM

The Los Angeles Clippers celebrated the return of point guard Chris Paul on Sunday with a 123 78 romp past the Philadelphia 76ers

CP3 IS BACK. The Clippers celebrated the return of Chris Paul with an alley-oop filled rout of the 76ers. Photo by Mike Brown/EPA

[Two Pronged] Please help and also please don't judge

Dec 22, 2013 - 10:30 AM

Effective birth control methods – for any age

Rivers is X-factor in Clippers' title dreams

Oct 17, 2013 - 9:08 AM

Rappler previews the Los Angeles Clippers 2013 14 season

SIDELINE BOOST. Rivers will patrol the coaching position for LA. Photo by EPA/Andrew Gombert.