Plania to test his boxing ‘magic’ in bid to take WBA interim super bantam belt

Glendale G. Rosal 05/12/2022

CEBU CITY, Philippines — World-rated “Magic” Mike Plania will get his mettle tested as he faces undefeated World Boxing Association (WBA) interim world super bantamweight champion Ra’Eese Aleem in the co-main event of Showtime Boxing at the…

US reverend slams Trump ‘wickedness’ at George Floyd funeral

AFP 06/10/2020

HOUSTON, United States — A civil rights leader at Tuesday’s funeral for George Floyd, whose death in custody sparked worldwide protests, accused US President Donald Trump of “wickedness” for cracking down on demonstrators instead of police brutality. Reverend…

LeBron powers Lakers over Rockets

01/19/2020

HOUSTON — The Los Angeles Lakers were determined to start the second half of their season on a high note following a loss that snapped a nine-game winning streak. They were able to do that by riding…

Lillard leads Trail Blazers to victory over Rockets

01/16/2020

HOUSTON — Damian Lillard scored 25 points and CJ McCollum added 24 as the Portland Trail Blazers withstood a late surge from the Houston Rockets to get a 117-107 win Wednesday night (Thursday morning, January 16, 2020,…

Green, Lee help short-handed Warriors beat Rockets

12/26/2019

SAN FRANCISCO  — Damion Lee made a statement on a rare big stage this season for injury-ravaged Golden State. Lee had 22 points and a career-high 15 rebounds, Draymond Green scored 16 of his 20 points in…

Rockets survive sloppy fourth quarter, beat Kings 113-104

12/24/2019

SACRAMENTO, California — James Harden scored 34 points, Russell Westbrook had 28 and the Houston Rockets overcame one of their worst fourth quarters of the season to beat the Sacramento Kings 113-104 on Monday night (Tuesday morning,…

Rockets beat Clippers behind Harden’s 47 points

11/14/2019

HOUSTON  — James Harden was pestered and harassed on defense by Patrick Beverley for most of Houston’s game against the Los Angeles Clippers on Wednesday night (Thursday morning, November 14, 2019, Philippine Time). Despite all of Beverley’s…

James Harden leads Rockets rout of Warriors

11/07/2019

HOUSTON — James Harden had 36 points and 13 assists and the Houston Rockets routed Golden State 129-112 on Wednesday night (Thursday morning, November 7, 2019, Philippine time), sending the short-handed Warriors to their sixth loss in…

Harden scores 59 points as Rockets outlast Wizards

10/31/2019

WASHINGTON  — James Harden needed every one of his 59 points against the Washington Wizards. Harden made one of two free throws with 2.4 seconds left to give the Houston Rockets a 159-158 victory over Washington on…

Fans at Rockets opener show support for Hong Kong protesters

10/25/2019

HOUSTON — A group of 30 fans at the Houston Rockets’ season opener against Milwaukee held signs and wore shirts in support of anti-government protesters in Hong Kong on Thursday night (Friday morning, October 25, 2019, Philippine…

Bucks beat Rockets 117-111 in Westbrook’s Houston debut

10/25/2019

HOUSTON— When Giannis Antetokounmpo fouled out with more than five minutes left after putting up a triple-double against the Houston Rockets, the rest of the Milwaukee Bucks didn’t panic. “These guys in this locker room, we’re fighters,…

LeBron: Rockets’ Morey ‘wasn’t educated’ on China tweet

10/15/2019

LOS ANGELES  — LeBron James believes Houston Rockets general manager Daryl Morey “was either misinformed or not really educated on the situation” regarding the potential consequences of his actions when he tweeted in support of Hong Kong’s…

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