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Wright 'no excuses' as flagrant foul on Rosario dooms Rain or Shine

Sep 28, 2019 - 10:13 PM

Rain or Shine succumbs to TNT as Joel Wright gets forced to sit in the crucial stretch after intentionally tripping Troy Rosario

KEEPING A COOL HEAD. Joel Wright says he needs to play better as Rain or Shine slips to 1-2. Photo from PBA Images


36ers coach assures Philippines-Australia brawl 'just one incident'

Aug 21, 2019 - 4:17 PM

Joey Wright, the former PBA import now coaching Adelaide, says the infamous free-for-all does not entirely represent the brand of Filipino basketball

FRIENDLY GAMES. Joey Wright and the Adelaide 36ers will prepare Gilas Pilipinas for the FIBA World Cup. Photo by Delfin Dioquino/Rappler


Injured Wright to miss 4-5 Gilas training days

Aug 20, 2019 - 11:03 PM

Matthew Wright sustains a foot injury that will sideline him in a crucial stretch before the FIBA World Cup kicks off on August 31

SIDELINED. Matthew Wright is expected to fill in the void left by the injured Marcio Lassiter in the FIBA World Cup. Photo from FIBA


Erram, Wright day-to-day for Gilas due to injuries

Aug 19, 2019 - 10:04 PM

Poy Erram and Matthew Wright will undergo tests to determine their exact injuries

BAD LANDING. Poy Erram suffers a right ankle sprain. Photo from FIBA


Pacquiao ex-rivals pick Manny over Thurman

Jul 19, 2019 - 9:11 PM

Legends Marco Antonio Barrera and Erik Morales, along with Shawn Porter, side with Manny Pacquiao as only Winky Wright goes for Keith Thurman

Frank Lloyd Wright buildings named UNESCO World Heritage sites

Jul 08, 2019 - 12:55 AM

The Guggenheim Museum in New York is among the creations of the late American architect Frank Lloyd Wright which were selected as UNESCO World Heritage sites

GUGGENHEIM MUSEUM. The Frank Lloyd Wright-designed Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum in New York City. File photo from Wikimedia Commons

Phoenix hero Wright endures mild bronchitis: 'This is the playoffs'

Apr 21, 2019 - 11:17 PM

The 28-year-old guard comes up clutch as Phoenix trails 1-2 against San Miguel in the PBA Philippine Cup semifinals

CLUTCH. Matthew Wright prevents another Phoenix meltdown. Photo from PBA Images


'Final Fantasy' and 'The Sims' creators making games for Apple game service

Mar 26, 2019 - 7:09 AM

Apple has gotten videogame luminaries aside from the Hollywood stars for its AppleTV+ service


APPLE ARCADE. Ann Thai, senior product marketing manager of the App Store at Apple Inc., speaks during a company product launch event at the Steve Jobs Theater at Apple Park on March 25, 2019 in Cupertino, California. Photo by Michael Short/Getty Images/AFP

Wright says red-hot Phoenix still has plenty to prove

Feb 01, 2019 - 9:01 PM

The Filipino-Canadian gunner, though, takes pride that the Fuel Masters have now built an identity as they soar to a franchise-best 4-0 start

FRANCHISE PLAYER. Matthew Wright has been one of the key reasons Phoenix has turned into the hottest PBA team right now. Photo from PBA Images


Despite exclusion, Matthew Wright always ready to answer Gilas call-up

Jan 17, 2019 - 3:47 PM

The 27-year-old wishes the team the best in the sixth and final window of the World Cup qualifiers

TOP GUNNER. Matthew Wright remains focused in Phoenix's campaign in the 2019 PBA Philippine Cup. Photo from PBA Images


Matthew Wright eager to shake off suspension 'stigma'

Sep 16, 2018 - 10:10 PM

Known for his outside sniping and scoring, Wright will be a welcome addition for Team Pilipinas against Qatar in the 2019 FIBA World Cup Asian Qualifiers

BACK AT IT. Matthew Wright returns to national team duty after serving a one-game suspension from FIBA. Photo from FIBA.com


Japeth Aguilar, Matthew Wright back in Gilas final 12 vs Qatar

Sep 16, 2018 - 3:46 PM

The two Team Pilipinas mainstays finish serving their respective one-game suspensions from FIBA

BACK AT IT. Japeth Aguilar (second to the right) and Matthew Wright (rightmost) return to national team duties. Photo from FIBA


'House of Cards' cast 'surprised' by Kevin Spacey allegations

Jul 10, 2018 - 10:41 AM

Actress Robin Wright says she and the cast were surprised and saddened over the allegations against the actor

The week in photos: June 30-July 6, 2018

Jul 07, 2018 - 1:55 PM

This week's selection of photo highlights here and around the world

A football fan with his face painted with the flags of England and Colombia cheers before the Russia 2018 World Cup round of 16 football match between Colombia and England at the Spartak Stadium in Moscow on July 3, 2018. / AFP PHOTO / Alexander NEMENOV / RESTRICTED TO EDITORIAL USE - NO MOBILE PUSH ALERTS/DOWNLOADS

Wright all riled up over technical foul

Jun 20, 2018 - 8:33 PM

The Phoenix guard expresses disappointment over the officiating after picking up a foul despite getting clotheslined by Malcolm White

UNFAIR. Matthew Wright believes that the league should do something about Malcolm White's behavior during the game. Photo by PBA Images

Phoenix faces tough road to playoffs with PBA heavyweights waiting

Jun 10, 2018 - 10:28 PM

The Fuel Masters will be meeting juggernauts in Rain or Shine and Alaska in the final stretch of their elimination campaign

PURSUIT FOR PERFECTION. Matthew Wright and the Phoenix Fuel Masters need to win all of their final 3 games to secure a sure seat in the quarterfinals. Photo from PBA Images


'Mad' about LeBron's buzzer-beater on his Raptors, Wright hits own winner

May 06, 2018 - 11:47 PM

The Filipino-Canadian says he tried to channel his 'inner Mamba' in his clutch performance against the Magnolia Hotshots

COLD-BLOODED. Matthew Wright proves he is clutch in games held at the Mall of Asia Arena. File photo by Jerrick Reymarc


WATCH: Claire Underwood takes over in ’House of Cards’ season 6 teaser

Mar 05, 2018 - 2:24 PM

The political thriller returns for a final season, minus Kevin Spacey

CLAIRE UNDERWOOD. Robin Wright takes the lead in the upcoming season of 'House of Cards.' Photo courtesy of Netflix

Matthew Wright not cheering for other teams to win PH Cup title

Mar 05, 2018 - 10:18 AM

'I don't care who wins,' says Matthew Wright, who is set to return to Canada to spend the break after the Phoenix Fuel Masters crashed out of the 2018 PBA Philippine Cup

RESTART. Matthew Wright says he needs the long break to refresh his mind from basketball. Photo by PBA Images


Matthew Wright gets perfect birthday gift in Phoenix's win over TNT

Feb 07, 2018 - 9:21 PM

The Phoenix Fuel Masters take down the TNT KaTropa for the first time in franchise history

BIRTHDAY. Phoenix Fuel Masters' Matthew Wright celebrates his birthday with a win over the TNT KaTropa. Photo by Jerrick Reymarc

Magnolia stretches win streak to 3, nips Phoenix in come-from-behind fashion

Jan 20, 2018 - 10:14 PM

The Hotshots hack out a come-from-behind win over the Fuel Masters

BIG NIGHT. Paul Lee had 20 points and 5 rebounds for the Hotshots. Photo by PBA Images

Present meets the future as Gilas Pilipinas practice resumes

Jan 08, 2018 - 9:27 PM

Players from the PBA, collegiate and high school ranks gather as practice resumes for Gilas' next game against Australia

PRESENT MEETS FUTURE. National team players gathered in what Chot Reyes called 'perhaps the largest gathering of multi-generational talent' in the country's history. Photo from Chot Reyes' Twitter account

Phoenix avoids 4th quarter collapse, hands NLEX first loss

Jan 07, 2018 - 6:48 PM

Both teams now hold a 2-1 record in the 2018 Philippine Cup

FUEL. Matthew Wright fuels Phoenix with 19 points, 7 assists and 5 rebounds. Photo by PBA Images

Phoenix sends Kia to 14th straight defeat with 23-point romp

Dec 27, 2017 - 6:52 PM

Kia's losing streak continues as Phoenix runs up the score

FUELED UP. Matthew Wright, plus Justin Chua and JC Intal each scored 15 points each in the balanced effort. Photo from PBA Images

Ex-wife arrested for murder of former NBA player Lorenzen Wright

Dec 17, 2017 - 10:57 AM

Sherra Wright-Robinson is charged with conspiracy, first-degree murder and criminal attempt first degree murder

ARRESTS MADE. The arrest of Wright's ex-wife on conspiracy and first-degree murder charges comes on the heels of another man's indictment in connection with his death. File photo/AFP

#ThewRap: Things you need to know, December 5, 2017

Dec 05, 2017 - 9:40 AM

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Robin Wright becomes star of 'House of Cards' final season

Dec 05, 2017 - 7:12 AM

The show's finale is now set to focus on the character of Claire Underwood, played by Robin Wright

NEW 'HOUSE' LEAD. This file photo taken on May 18, 2017 shows US actress Robin Wright as she arrives for the screening of the film 'Loveless' (Nelyubov) at the 70th edition of the Cannes Film Festival in Cannes, southern France. Valery Hache/AFP

'Baby Driver' review: Love at first beat

Aug 06, 2017 - 1:30 PM

The film wears its heart on its sleeve

NLEX survives Phoenix, Wright's 42 to end Comms Cup with back-to-back wins

May 27, 2017 - 6:03 PM

The Road Warriors gain some rhythm and win back to back outings to close out this conference strong

TEAM HIGH. Alex Mallari takes a shot in a game against Phoenix. He posts a team-high 22 points in a win for NLEX. Photo from PBA Images

Terrence Romeo is again a rockstar as Malaysian players idolize him

May 15, 2017 - 7:31 PM

Terrence Romeo was seen granting photo opportunities to several Malaysian players on the court

PHOTO OP. Terrence Romeo grants a photo opportunity to a member of the Malaysian team after Gilas Pilipinas' win. Photo by Josh Albelda/Rappler

WATCH: Ryan Gosling, Harrison Ford in 'Blade Runner 2049' full trailer

May 09, 2017 - 6:03 PM

Ryan Gosling leads the new cast while Harrison Ford reprises his role in the original film

Star soars to 4-0 with lopsided win over Mahindra

Apr 05, 2017 - 6:32 PM

The Hotshots pull away in the second quarter and go on to lead by as many as 21 points

JAM. Tony Mitchell slams it home as the Star Hotshots rout the Mahindra Floodbuster. Photo from PBA Images

The top 5 rookies in the PBA so far

Jan 18, 2017 - 6:30 PM

Which top PBA rookies have shined the most early into the season?

Never satisfied, rookie Matthew Wright continues to learn the PBA game

Dec 29, 2016 - 6:11 PM

The Fuelmasters rookie also discusses his team s impressive comeback against GlobalPort

Photos courtesy of PBA Media Bureau

Porno-trolling is a thing, and two lawyers are indicted in one scheme

Dec 20, 2016 - 6:16 PM

Federal prosecutors prepare an 18 count indictment against Paul R Hansmeier and John L Steele for conspiracy to commit mail and wire fraud among others

This character makes a shocking 'Game of Thrones' return

May 30, 2016 - 12:51 PM

This week s episode Blood of My Blood has a hopeful moment and features the return of a character that hasn t been seen in a while

Photo by Helen Sloan/HBO, courtesy of HBO Asia

'Hold the door': 'Game of Thrones' star Kristian Nairn on the latest shocker

May 23, 2016 - 3:51 PM

Kristian Nairn aka Hodor speaks up on the latest happenings on Game of Thrones Isaac Hempstead Wright aka Bran Stark and the showrunners David Benioff and Dan Weiss weigh in as well

HODOR. Kristian Nairn, actor and DJ, plays the gentle giant on 'Game of Thrones.' Screengrab from YouTube/GameOfThrones

Australian refuses to give more proof he created Bitcoin

May 05, 2016 - 10:16 PM

Craig Wright says his qualifications and character were attacked and he is not strong enough

Bitcoin claim ripples through virtual currency world

May 03, 2016 - 4:19 PM

The shockwaves are clear as cypto currency specialists gather in New York for a conference on the blockchain technology behind Bitcoin and similar virtual forms of money

Australian entrepreneur Craig Wright says he created Bitcoin

May 02, 2016 - 3:50 PM

UPDATED Wright has technical proof to back up his claim including coins known to be owned by the creator of the bitcoin system

CRAIG WRIGHT. The man who says he is Satoshi Nakamoto wants to be left alone. Screen shot from BBC interview video

WATCH: NFL draft pick celebrates by jumping in pool

May 02, 2016 - 9:15 AM

Scooby Wright celebrates being drafted by the Cleveland Browns by hopping a fence and landing in a pool fully clothed

BIG PLUNGE. Scooby Wright takes a dip after getting picked. Photo by Christian Petersen/Getty Images/AFP

WATCH: 'GoT' star Isaac Hempstead Wright shares dream Bran Stark love team, favorite character, and more

Apr 24, 2016 - 10:02 AM

Isaac Hempstead Wright aka Bran Stark on Game of Thrones reveals the character he would love to be paired with his favorite one and more in this Q A with Asian media in Singapore

BRAN STARK. Isaac Hempstead Wright, who plays Bran Stark on 'Game of Thrones,' sits on an Iron Throne replica at 'The Game of Thrones Experience: Worlds of Westeros' in ION Orchard, Singapore, April 2. The actor talked with members of the Asian press as part of his stop in the city-state. Screengrab from HBO Asia video

WATCH: Isaac Hempstead Wright talks Bran Stark's return, 'GoT' deaths

Apr 23, 2016 - 10:14 PM

Isaac shares about Bran Stark s return to Game of Thrones season 6 and more

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Robin Wright in talks to join 'Blade Runner' sequel

Apr 01, 2016 - 11:07 AM

House of Cards star Robin Wright is in talks to join Harrison Ford and Ryan Gosling in the sequel to Blade Runner

Jeffers fires 38 as Ginebra routs Rain or Shine for first win

Feb 21, 2016 - 7:37 PM

Import Othyus Jeffers explodes for 38 points and 20 rebounds as Barangay Ginebra arrests a two game skid to start the 2016 PBA Commissioner s Cup

NEVER SAY DIE. Import Othyus Jeffers leads Barangay Ginebra to its first victory of the 2016 PBA Commissioner's Cup. Photo from PBA Images

Australian identified as suspected Bitcoin founder

Dec 09, 2015 - 3:37 PM

Two publications investigations suggest Craig Wright is the man behind the bitcoin cryptocurrency

Resensi 'Pan': Keajaiban tanpa jiwa

Oct 12, 2015 - 1:35 PM

“Adegan demi adegan berlompatan dengan liar meninggalkan adegan sebelumnya Meskipun begitu film ini mampu menampilkan Neverland yang sangat indah ”

Photo courtesy of Warner Bros Pictures

Pinoy underdog boxers Alibio, Delos Reyes upset undefeated Australians

Jul 05, 2015 - 10:17 PM

Jonel Alibio and Joebert Delos Reyes defeated previously unbeaten Australians to win regional title belts

NEW CHAMP. Jonel Alibio has dealt with hard times in his career, but he scored another big win by stopping Nathan Wright (R). Photo by Team Alibio

Dead Boston suspect planned to behead police – prosecutors

Jun 04, 2015 - 12:10 PM

A 26 year old security guard shot dead by police and the FBI in Boston planned to behead American police officers at random to wage violent jihad court papers say

RAID. Everett and Massachusetts Police assist federal authorities in an investigation in Everett, Massachusetts, USA, 2 June 2015. Dominick Reuter/EPA

Man arrested in Boston after terror suspect shot dead

Jun 04, 2015 - 3:22 AM

The FBI refused to comment on specific media reports that one or both suspects allegedly conspired to behead a police officer

TERROR PLOT. Police and FBI search the home of a man who was under investigation by the U.S. Joint Terrorism Task Force in Everett, Massachusetts. Photo by CJ Gunther/EPA