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Michael Jordan mourns death of 'little brother' Kobe Bryant

Jan 27, 2020 - 8:23 AM

'Words can't describe the pain I'm feeling. I loved Kobe – he was like a little brother to me,' says Michael Jordan

ICONS. Kobe Bryant and Michael Jordan share a bond beyond basketball. Photo by Vincent Laforet/AFP

Jordan to host Olympic boxing qualifier instead of virus-hit China

Jan 25, 2020 - 1:29 PM

The event was originally planned to take place in Wuhan, China, but organizers had to cancel due to the coronavirus outbreak in the city

LOCKDOWN. Police officers and security guards stand outside the Huanan Seafood Wholesale Market where the coronavirus was detected in Wuhan on January 24, 2020. File photo by Hector Retamal/AFP


Take note: Jazz hit 10th straight win since Jordan addition

Jan 15, 2020 - 1:21 PM

The red-hot Utah Jazz still hold a perfect record since acquiring Fil-Am Jordan Clarkson in a trade last December

BIG BOOST. Jordan Clarkson proves to be what the Jazz needed to spark a turnaround. Photo from Utah Jazz

King of Jordan warns Islamic State on rise again

Jan 13, 2020 - 3:23 PM

Jordan, whose stability is seen as vital for the volatile Middle East, hosts some 1.3 million refugees from neighboring war-torn Syria

KING. A handout picture released by the Jordanian Royal Palace on October 21, 2018 shows Jordanian King Abdullah II speaking during a meeting with local political figures in the capital Amman. (Yousef Allan/Jordanian Royal Palace/AFP)

Clarkson, Jazz stretch win streak by toppling Wizards

Jan 13, 2020 - 12:18 PM

Jordan Clarkson provides spark off the bench as the Jazz win 14 of their last 15 games

SPARKPLUG. Jordan Clarkson continues to thrive on an off-the-bench role for the Jazz. Photo from Instagram/@jordanclarksons


Magic, Jordan among NBA stars 'devastated' by Stern's death

Jan 02, 2020 - 9:36 AM

'Without David Stern, the NBA would not be what it is today,' says six-time NBA champion Michael Jordan. 'I wouldn't be where I am without him'

ICONIC. In this file photo taken on May 21, 1996, NBA commissioner David Stern congratulates Chicago Bulls guard Michael Jordan during the 1996 MVP trophy presentation. Photo by Brian Bahr/AFP

Mitchell sizzles, Clarkson debuts as Jazz hold off Blazers

Dec 27, 2019 - 3:25 PM

Donovan Mitchell takes over in the second half as Jordan Clarkson boosts the Utah bench

Cavs mark Clarkson trade with win over Hawks

Dec 24, 2019 - 1:52 PM

The Cavaliers win 3 straight games for their longest winning-streak since LeBron James left for the Lakers

NEW HOME. Jordan Clarkson bids goodbye to the Cavaliers. Photo by Jason Miller/Getty Images/AFP


Cavs agree to trade Jordan Clarkson for Utah's Exum – reports

Dec 24, 2019 - 10:56 AM

This is the first NBA deal since the Russell Westbrook-Chris Paul trade

VETERAN PRESENCE. Jordan Clarkson is set to provide his veteran skills to the Utah Jazz. File photo by Maddie Meyer/Getty Images/AFP

U.N. expert report unmasks Libya arms embargo violations

Dec 14, 2019 - 12:29 PM

The UN experts conclude 'the arms embargo was ineffective, and resulted in regular maritime and air transfers to Libya of military material'

IN RUINS. In this file photo taken on October 14, 2019, Libyans check the site of an air strike in which three children were killed and others wounded on the southern outskirts of the capital Tripoli. Photo by Mahmud Turkia/AFP

PH chemists invent abaca-based fabric to filter toxic pollutants

Dec 04, 2019 - 9:40 AM

The invention was declared as the regional winner for the Outstanding Utility Model Award at the 2019 DOST Regional Invention Contests and Exhibits

DEMO. During a training course hosted by the Philippines under the International Atomic Energy Agency, representatives from the Asia-Pacific observe as a researcher demonstrates radiation grafting procedures at the PNRI Chemistry Research Section. Photo from DOST

Farmers blocked as Israel-Jordan enclave deal expires

Nov 10, 2019 - 11:47 PM

Residents of the affected areas are hoping to eventually regain some sort of access to the lands, or compensation from the Israeli government

CLOSED. An Israeli soldier closes a border gate on the Israeli side of the border at the Jordan Valley site of Naharayim, also known as Baqura in Jordan, east of the Jordan river on November 10, 2019, a site which has been leased to Israel as part of the Israel-Jordan peace treaty. Photo by Menahem Kahana/AFP

United Nations report finds Jordan, Turkey, UAE violated Libya arms embargo

Nov 08, 2019 - 9:00 AM

The 3 countries 'routinely and sometimes blatantly supplied weapons with little effort to disguise the source,' a summary of a year-long study by UN experts says

LIBYA. This picture taken on June 29, 2019 shows smoke plumes rising in Tajoura, south of the Libyan capital Tripoli, following a reported airstrike by forces loyal to retired general Khalifa Haftar. Photo by Mahmud Turkia/AFP

When Jordan Rakei says something, you listen

Sep 14, 2019 - 5:16 PM

At Karpos’ Mix Live 6 in Manila, Jordan Rakei and Unique Salonga take audience members to a journey through their souls

JRAKZ IN MANILA. The Kiwi musician, singer, and song writer impresses in an intimate concert. Photo by Colin D. Castor/Rappler

Q&A: What would Israel annexing the Jordan Valley mean?

Sep 12, 2019 - 10:46 AM

Benjamin Netanyahu's pledge, a week ahead of a closely fought general election, is controversial but what would it actually mean?

Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu points at a map of the Jordan Valley as he gives a statement in Ramat Gan, near the Israeli coastal city of Tel Aviv, on September 10, 2019. - Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu issued a deeply controversial pledge on September 10 to annex the Jordan Valley in the occupied West Bank if re-elected in September 17 polls. He also reiterated his intention to annex Israeli settlements throughout the West Bank if re-elected, though in coordination with US President Donald Trump, whose long-awaited peace plan is expected to be unveiled sometime after the vote. (Photo by Menahem KAHANA / AFP)

Israel's Netanyahu faces criticism over annexation plan

Sep 11, 2019 - 9:27 PM

'Any Israeli decision to impose its laws, jurisdictions and administration in the occupied West Bank is without any international legal effect,' says UN spokesman Stephane Dujarric

JODRAN VALLEY. A photograph taken on September 11, 2019 shows a sign leading to the Palestinian village of Marj Ghazal in the Jordan Valley in the Israeli-occupied West Bank. Photo by Ahmad Gharabli/AFP

Anger at Netanyahu's West Bank annexation pledge

Sep 11, 2019 - 1:00 PM

(3rd UPDATE) The preelection promise draws immediate condemnation from Arab powerhouses with many warning of disastrous consequences for the stagnant Israeli-Palestinian peace process

Netanyahu vows to annex West Bank's Jordan Valley if reelected

Sep 11, 2019 - 12:20 AM

The prime minister also repeats his intention to annex Israeli settlements throughout the West Bank if re-elected

BENJAMIN NETANYAHU. Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu gives a statement in Ramat Gan, near the Israeli coastal city of Tel Aviv, on September 10, 2019. Photo by Menahem Kahana/AFP

Jamie Foxx, Michael B. Jordan tackle Deep South racism in Oscar-tipped film

Sep 08, 2019 - 5:00 PM

The two star in 'Just Mercy,' based on the story of a black man put on death row in Alabama in 1988 for the murder of a young white woman he did not commit

La Salle’s Jordan Bartlett shows heart on and off the court

Aug 23, 2019 - 10:34 PM

Before he gets fully locked in with La Salle this UAAP season, Jordan Bartlett finds time for his newfound passion

HELPING HAND. La Salle's Jordan Bartlett plans to give kids school supplies at his own ball camp. Contributed photo

Nike's Jordan Brand inks rising star Zion to shoe deal

Jul 24, 2019 - 9:32 AM

Five months after suffering an injury when his Nike shoe blew apart, No. 1 draft pick Zion Williamson inks a multiyear deal with the Jordan Brand

IN DEMAND. Michael Jordan believes that the much coveted Zion Williamson can ‘shock the world.’ Photo by Ethan Miller/Getty Images/AFP

Clarkson included in Gilas pool for FIBA World Cup

Jul 15, 2019 - 8:51 PM

Gilas Pilipinas eyes to have Filipino-American NBA player Jordan Clarkson play as a local, but if not, he may serve as a backup to naturalized player Andray Blatche

ANOTHER LEVEL. Jordan Clarkson could be a difference-maker for the Philippines in the FIBA World Cup. File photo by Adrian Portugal/Rappler


Like Mike: Cone compares Brownlee to Jordan in Clasico explosion

Jul 07, 2019 - 11:11 PM

Barangay Ginebra import Justin Brownlee puts on a scoring clinic against Magnolia and almost finishes with a triple-double

BEST IMPORT. Justin Brownlee dazzles as Barangay Ginebra punches playoff ticket. Photo from PBA Images


Jordan bans online game PUBG over 'negative effects'

Jul 06, 2019 - 11:39 PM

A source in Jordan's Telecommunications Regulatory Authority warns the game 'had negative effects on its users, which led to its being officially blocked'

BANNED. Jordan bans PUBG. AFP file photo

Beauty queen April Love Jordan dies at 31

Jun 24, 2019 - 9:50 PM

The beauty queen joined a number of pageants including Miss World Philippines 2012 and was the winner of the International Beauty & Model Festival 2009

Miss USA 2015 Olivia Jordan opens up about being molested, raped

May 21, 2019 - 9:16 AM

'When men make laws that govern women’s body without their consent, I feel like I am being assaulted all over again'

Jordan says Tiger comeback 'greatest I have ever seen'

Apr 19, 2019 - 9:36 AM

'He's probably the only person who believed he could get back,' Michael Jordan says of fellow sporting great Tiger Woods

ICONS. Basketball legend Michael Jordan thinks there’s no telling now what golfing great Tiger Woods can do. Photo by Streeter Lecka/Getty Images/AFP

SBP continues Clarkson talks for FIBA World Cup

Apr 09, 2019 - 5:26 PM

The country's national basketball federation remains determined to get Jordan Clarkson as a local player for the 2019 FIBA World Cup

KEY PLAYER. Jordan Clarkson remains to be one of Gilas' key players as seen in the 2018 Asian Games. Photo by Adrian Portugal/Rappler

Jordan over LeBron for NBA G.O.A.T title

Apr 09, 2019 - 10:14 AM

Michael Jordan remains to be the fan favorite over LeBron James and Kobe Bryant

GOAT. Michael Jordan of the Chicago Bulls celebrates June 14 after winning game six of the NBA Finals against the Utah Jazz for their sixth NBA title. File photo by Robert Sullivan/AFP

Jordan Peele's 'Us' creeps to top of box office

Mar 26, 2019 - 1:39 PM

Peele's latest thriller 'Us' rakes in $71.1 million on its opening weekend, making it one of the best debuts for a horror film

WATCH: Kobe reveals his all-time top 5 USA players

Mar 16, 2019 - 5:01 PM

The two-time Olympic gold medalist is quick to acknowledge the greats who came before him

PLAY FOR EACH OTHER. Kobe Bryant believes Team USA will be hard to beat in the 2019 FIBA World Cup if players leave their egos at the door. File photo by Mark Ralston/AFP


Clarkson, Blatche prove Guiao wrong: 'Pusong Pinoy sila'

Mar 08, 2019 - 6:52 PM

Contrary to his expectations, the Gilas Pilipinas mentor admits both players are 'really humble guys'

ONE-TWO COMBO. Andray Blatche (left) and Jordan Clarkson (right) impress Gilas Pilipinas head coach Yeng Guiao. Photos from FIBA (Blatche), Jerrick Reymarc/Rappler (Guiao) and Adrian Portugal/Rappler (Clarkson)


WATCH: 'I always wanted to be like Jordan,' says LeBron

Mar 08, 2019 - 4:16 PM

'You guys have no idea what MJ did for me and my friends growing up,' LeBron James on NBA great Michael Jordan

BASKETBALL GODS. LeBron James says he’ll always revere Michael Jordan. Photo by Streeter Lecka/Getty Images/AFP

U.N. rights chief: PH's 'drug war' not a model for any country | Evening wRap

Mar 07, 2019 - 9:00 PM

Watch Rappler’s Evening wRap with Quita Chuatico

WATCH: LeBron passes Jordan for 4th in NBA career points

Mar 07, 2019 - 2:47 PM

'It's just an honor to have my name be mentioned among all the greats,' says LeBron James after moving past Michael Jordan on the NBA all-time scoring list

LEGEND. The next record target for LeBron James is fellow Lakers legend Kobe Bryant. Photo by Sean M. Haffey/Getty Images/AFP

China denies Panelo statement on illegal Chinese workers | Evening wRap

Feb 28, 2019 - 9:19 PM

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Reality check: ‘No guarantee’ Gilas can get Clarkson back on board

Feb 28, 2019 - 4:39 PM

Despite the challenges, SBP remains 'committed to get' Jordan Clarkson for the 2019 FIBA World Cup

FIBA WISH. If Jordan Clarkson doesn’t get FIBA clearance, Gilas coach Yeng Guiao says he’s happy with his current roster. Photo by Adrian Portugal/Rappler

Clarkson fuels Gilas #LetJordanPlay World Cup clamor

Feb 27, 2019 - 1:16 PM

Andray Blatche says if Gilas can get Jordan Clarkson to play, the Philippines 'can definitely go and make some noise' in the 2019 World Cup

Jordan Clarkson. Photo by Adrian Portugal/Rappler

Duterte: End of PH drug menace in 3 years | Evening wRap

Feb 26, 2019 - 8:08 PM

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Jordan Clarkson hopes to join Gilas in FIBA World Cup

Feb 26, 2019 - 1:50 PM

'Such an honor for the country qualifying for the World Cup, so hyped! Hope to see you guys in China!' says Jordan Clarkson

CUT ABOVE THE REST. Jordan Clarkson lives up to the billing as a member of the Philippine team. Photo by Adrian Portugal/Rappler

Gilas to 'do everything' to have Clarkson for FIBA World Cup

Feb 25, 2019 - 7:24 PM

The challenge for the Philippines is convincing FIBA that the Cleveland Cavalier should play as a local and not as a naturalized player

ONE-TWO PUNCH. If cleared by FIBA, Jordan Clarkson could form a deadly pair with Andray Blatche for Gilas Pilipinas. Photo by Adrian Portugal/Rappler


Al Pacino signs up for Nazi hunter TV series

Feb 16, 2019 - 10:25 AM

Amazon Prime's 'The Hunt' is about Nazi hunters in the 1970s and is produced by Jordan Peele of 'Get Out' fame

Michael Jordan impressed by Harden, Westbrook records

Feb 13, 2019 - 10:24 AM

The legendary Michael Jordan praises the record-breaking NBA stars, but quips: 'Which is harder from a player's standpoint? Six championships probably'

10 striking sports moments on social media in 2018

Dec 26, 2018 - 7:02 PM

From the shocking 'basketbrawl' to the inclusion of esports as a medal event in the 2019 Southeast Asian Games, here's a roundup of the most interacted sports events on Rappler's social media accounts this year

The Jordan Effect

Dec 23, 2018 - 11:39 AM

The Philippines records its best finish in 16 years in the Asian Games with Filipino-American NBA player Jordan Clarkson leading the way

CUT ABOVE THE REST. Jordan Clarkson lives up to the billing as a member of the Philippine team.. Photo by Adrian Portugal/Rappler


WATCH: LeBron says seeing Michael Jordan for first time like 'meeting God'

Dec 19, 2018 - 10:10 AM

The Los Angeles Lakers superstar recalls his first meeting with the NBA legend

Photo from Los Angeles Lakers

Jordan over LeBron: Allen Iverson reveals his GOAT

Dec 07, 2018 - 2:43 PM

The 2001 NBA MVP says statistics won't change his mind on the Greatest of All Time debate

HIS AIRNESS. Allen Iverson (middle) picks Michael Jordan (left) over LeBron James in the GOAT conversation. Photos from Wikipedia (Jordan and Iverson) and Harry How/Getty Images/AFP (James)


Why did Jordan walk out from tuneup game vs Gilas?

Nov 22, 2018 - 4:11 PM

Jordan head coach Joey Stiebing alleged that Philippines mentor Yeng Guiao cursed at his players

WORD WAR. Things got heated between Gilas Pilipinas coach Yeng Guiao and Jordan tactician Joey Stiebing. Photo from Delfin Dioquino


Guiao on word war vs Jordan coach: 'I just didn't want to be bullied'

Nov 22, 2018 - 12:24 AM

The tuneup game between Gilas Pilipinas and Jordan was abruptly ended following a verbal altercation between coaches Yeng Guiao and Joey Stiebing

FURIOUS. Yeng Guiao feels that Jordan should have given the Philippine team a little bit more respect. Photo by Jerrick Reymarc /Rappler


Gilas wins by default as Jordan walks out of tuneup game

Nov 21, 2018 - 10:10 PM

The game ended with more than 6 minutes left to play

ABRUPTLY ENDED. Christian Standhardinger and Gilas Pilipinas win by default over Jordan. File photo by Jerrick Reymarc/Rappler