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This was the last movie review Roger Ebert filed. by Roger Ebert Released less than two years after his "The Tree of Life," an epic that began with the dinosaurs and peered into an uncertain future, Terrence Malick's "To the Wonder" is a film that contains only a handful of important characters and a few crucial moments in their lives. Although it uses dialogue, it's dreamy and half-heard, and essentially this could be a silent film — silent, except for its mostly melancholy music.RogerEbert Headlines
by Richard Roeper We begin the movie by following a tattoo-spangled man as he makes his way through a carnival crowd, arriving in a tent containing a few hundred cheering fans and a globe-shaped metal cage. This audacious, extended tracking shot will be familiar to fans of Martin Scorsese (and before that, Orson Welles), and it immediately tells us we are about to experience of film of considerable ambition. You don't even try to make a play like that unless you have confidence in your creative arsenal.RogerEbert Headlines
by Richard Roeper For some 30 years now, small clusters of movie teenagers have made the journey to various cabins in various woods. The return ratio for such trips is one surviving, bloodied, traumatized, hospitalized teenager for every 10 dead friends left behind. And the ratio of entertaining, original movies about attractive young people and the hideous monsters that stalk them is about the same. For every clever remake or freshly twisted spin, there are innumerable gore fests with nothing original to say.RogerEbert Headlines
by Ignatiy Vishnevetsky "Trance", Danny Boyle's new thriller, is slick, silly, and frequently very entertaining. Its vibe is twisty and pulpy. Its style is candy-colored visual escapism — every shot hyped up for maximum pop. Viewers who get hung up on story logic — or prefer movies that feature at least one sympathetic character — will spend much of "Trance"'s 101 minutes gritting their teeth.RogerEbert Headlines
"Upstream Color" (NR, 96 minutes). 'Upstream Color," Shane Carruth's follow-up to "Primer," is every bit as good as its predecessor. The protagonists, a young couple played by Carruth and Amy Seimetz, are connected by a singular, mysterious experience. The experience in question, a strange form of hypnosis caused by body-snatching maggots, leaves them alienated from everyone around them. Being consistently thrown off-balance by a narrative that doesn't even ultimately reveal what happens during its many elisions can be frustrating. But the best thing about 'Upstream Color' is seeing that Carruth is still capable of being intelligently suggestive without being obtuse or frustratingly vague." Three and a half starsRogerEbert Headlines
by Jim Emerson What is "Room 237" really about? On the surface, Rodney Ascher's documentary exhibits the theories a few obsessive fans have put forward to reveal what they think Stanley Kubrick's "The Shining" is really about. According to them, Kubrick stashed "hidden meanings" in the vacancies, hallways, ballrooms, bathrooms, walk-in storage areas and hedge-mazes of the Overlook Hotel in his 1980 horror film.RogerEbert Headlines
by Nell Minow Back in 1993, what was astonishing in "Jurassic Park" were the special effects that seemed to bring dinosaurs back to life. Two decades later, rediscovering Steven Spielberg's mastery of cinematic storytelling is the best reason to go see it again.RogerEbert Headlines
by Simon Abrams "Simon Killer," a maddeningly short-sighted character study about a disturbed young American in Paris, is consistently unsettling, but not always for the right reasons. Writer-director Antonio Campos ("Afterschool") takes great pains to establish his antihero protagonist, Simon (Brady Corbet), as a voyeur with a very limited field of vision. The film's rocky first half hour establishes Simon as a socially awkward, self-involved character with a myopic worldview.RogerEbert Headlines
by Richard Roeper Seeing as how "G.I. Joe: Retaliation" is a live-action cartoon, I wish we could have seen thought balloons above the heads of Channing Tatum, Dwayne "The Rock" Johnson and Bruce Willis, among others, as they filmed this ridiculous and overblown debacle.RogerEbert Headlines
"The Host" (PG-13). Based on a new novel by Stephane Meyer, author of the Twilight saga, about a time in the not-distant future when human minds have been colonized by an alien race called "souls." Stephane Meyer stars as a human whose original mind has somehow survived and co-occupies the space with a soul mind; their converesations can be intriguing ("No Melanie! Wrong! No! He's from another planet!"). With William Hurt, Diane Kruehe, Grancis Fisher and okeem Wodbnine. Two and a half starsRogerEbert Headlines
"Tyler Perry's Temptation" (PG-13. 111 minutes). Tyler Perry's drama of a young woman tempted to stray from her safe marriage by a rich and handsome stranger is actually funnier than most straightforward comedies. One star.RogerEbert Headlines
by Simon Abrams American filmmaker Derek Cianfrance takes on too much at all at once in "The Place Beyond the Pines," an over-stuffed, hyper-pulpy, and mostly trite trifurcated drama about family, crime, and moral ambiguity. Cianfrance's film, his follow-up to the similarly lop-sided, but otherwise superior "Blue Valentine," follows four men: a daredevil motorcyclist who becomes a bank robber, a mealy-mouthed smalltown cop who's not the hero his peers think he is, and their respective sons.RogerEbert Headlines
"Starbuck" (Rated R, 108 minutes). Starbuck is one of those high-concept yet formulaic, sitcom-like comedies that gets by on charm and speed. It is manipulative and ingratiating but totally worth your time if you manage to pass one crucial test: Does French-Canadian actor Patrick Huard's smile make you happy? For me, it does. Mash up Francois Truffaut, Daniel Auteuil and Judd Nelson, and you get Huard's homely/handsome/comical face. It's those kind Truffaut eyes, radiating warmth and passionate concern, that sell this movie's humanist spirit, despite its lack of bite or great surprises. Two and a half starsRogerEbert Headlines
by Nell Minow What if the Supremes had been born Down Under? A very conventional story of a '60s Australian girl group gains extra power from its context and setting in this fact-based story set to the beat of Motown soul.RogerEbert Headlines
"From Up on Poppy Hill" (PG, 91 minutes). This was a day I didn't see coming. The new film from Japan's Studio Ghibli is a disappointment. Gore Miyazaki's first collaboration with his father centers on two likable and perfectly straightforward college students, who so nothing very extraordinary and are in a romance that remains platonic. The story involves a campaign to rescue the Latin Quarter, center of student amitosis and bohemian life, from razing to make room for the 1964 Tokyo Summer Olympics. Some romantic suspense, a few ploy twists, mostly weak tea. Two and a half stars.RogerEbert Headlines
by Ignatiy Vishnevetsky "Wrong" is a surreal shaggy dog story about a loser who wakes up one morning to find that his beloved pooch has disappeared. Composed of skit-like scenes and populated by gimmicky characters, the movie is flimsy, glib, and occasionally pretty funny.RogerEbert Headlines
by Richard Roeper Just about everyone in "Gimme the Loot" seems to be yelling, even when they're just talking. Maybe that's because you have to raise your voice to make it heard above the constant din of life in New York City. If you don't speak up and make your mark, you'll be swallowed up and lost in the vast massive noise of it all.RogerEbert Headlines
"The Iran Job" (Unrated, 91 minutes). An Iranian basketball team with designs on the playoffs hires African-American basketball player Kevin Sheppard to play for them. "The Iran Job" covers this territory, complete with real life game situations that mirror the best sports movie clichés, but it also takes more interest in viewing Iran through the eyes of two Iranian women Sheppard befriends. There is much to be found in both halves of this documentary, but I found myself on the fence when trying to reconcile them. I was pumped up for one, introspective for the other. Couple that with some sloppy work by the filmmakers, and I have to come down on the not recommended side of the fence. -- OH Two and a half stars.RogerEbert Headlines
by Richard Roeper Has Tiny Fey ever played a character we weren't rooting for? In smart features such as “Mean Girls,” “Baby Mama” and “Date Night,” on the just-completed NBC series “30 Rock,” on “Saturday Night Live” and in her book “Bossypants” or even co-hosting the Golden Globes, Fey's either likable or lovable. We're on her side, through all her pratfalls and fashion faux pas and quick, self-deprecating quips.RogerEbert Headlines
by Nell Minow At least in some respects all children are Neanderthals. It is the grand challenge of parenthood to civilize these sometimes savage little creatures by teaching them language, manners and safety. Some of the most difficult choices parents must make come when we try to encourage children to be strong, brave, independent and adventuresome when it comes to accomplishing goals in school, sports and chores while protecting them from mistakes that could be hurtful or even devastating.RogerEbert Headlines
by Roger Ebert Phil Spector remains an enigma after his 2009 conviction for the death of actress Lana Clarkson six years earlier. He's in prison today. Clarkson, dead of a gunshot wound, was found in his mansion. Was it suicide, an accident or murder?RogerEbert Headlines
by Richard Roeper A candy-colored fever dream is the most unforgettable movie of the year so far. Yes, I'm talking about "Spring Breakers," that movie where those former Disney stars spend every waking moment on the verge of bursting out of their bikinis and short-shorts as they gyrate their way through a week of drinking, snorting, sniffing, tonguing, robbing, laughing and sometimes crying in St. Petersburg, trying to create the all-time memorable experience before they have to return to their drab lives in Kentucky.RogerEbert Headlines
by Bill Zwecker It's almost a given that the White House is the most secure place in the nation — possibly in the world. So when a North Korean terrorist plot can be executed with frightening precision — circumventing the seemingly impenetrable defenses surrounding the U.S. president and everyone around him — it boggles the mind.RogerEbert Headlines
"Ginger and Rosa" (P-13, 89 minutes). Ginger (Elle Fanning) and Rosa (Alice Englert) grow up in a London of brown weary shortages of food, living space and cheer. Who could have guessed Swinging London and the Beatles were on the way? Ginger becomes completely swept up in the Ban the Bomb movement's marches and in her youthful fatalism that becomes convinced the earth is on the brink of nuclear annihilation. With Alessandro Nivola as Ginger's dad, Hendricks as her mom, Annette Bening as a leftist friend, and Timothy Spall and Oliver Platt as a friendly avuncular couple. Written and directed by Sally Potter ("Yes," "Tango Lesson"). Three starsRogerEbert Headlines
"The Angel's Share" (Unrated, 101 minutes) "The Angel's Share" finds director Ken Loach doing as he's done for 45 years, filming mercurial human beings like a wildlife cinematographer, tracking their spontaneous behavior from afar, through an extreme telephoto lens mounted on a loose tripod head. He didn't invent the technique. It goes at least as far back as Akira Kurosawa's rain storm battle in Seven Samurai. And Loach doesn't even claim credit for originating the British flavor of that style: He says one of his earliest cinematographers, fellow improvisatory genius Chris Menges, copped it from the Czech cameraman Miroslav Ondricek ("If ..."). Yet there is no mistaking when Loach employs it, no matter the decade, the setting, the actors or who's manning the camera. -- SB Three and a half starsRogerEbert Headlines
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Logo of German carmaker Volkswagen is seen on a wheel at a showroom of AMAG in DuebendorfA high-ranking employee warned senior Volkswagen managers in May 2014 that U.S. regulators might examine car engine software as part of an investigation into pollution levels, two sources familiar with the matter said on Sunday. The warning came in the form of a letter, which was sent more than a year before the German carmaker's public admission that its cars had been equipped with software to manipulate emission test results, the sources said, raising questions about how much senior managers knew about the scandal. The U.S. Justice Department is suing the company for up to $46 billion for alleged violations of environmental law while regulators and prosecutors are looking to establish what role, if any, had been played by senior managers, including former Chief Executive Martin Winterkorn.

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Sun, Feb 14 07:30 AM

Federal Reserve Board Chair Janet Yellen testifies before a Senate Banking, Housing and Urban Affairs Committee hearing on the "Semiannual Monetary Policy Report to Congress" in Capitol Hill, WashingtonThe Federal Reserve's rate path "dot plot" has become increasingly detached from financial markets' interest-rate projections and risks sending an overly hawkish message that may undermine the central bank's credibility. Despite falling inflation expectations and turmoil in financial markets this week as concerns about growth mounted, the Fed hewed to its message that it could build on December's rate rise with further hikes in 2016. Quite how many rises is unclear, and there is just one tool economists can use to get an idea: a chart in the Fed's quarterly "Summary of Economic Projections" known colloquially as the dot plot.

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Sun, Feb 14 08:28 AM

Nigerian Oil Minister Emmanuel Ibe Kachiwku speaks during an interview with Reuters in AbujaThe mood inside the Organization of the Petroleum Exporting Countries (OPEC) is shifting from mistrust to a growing consensus that a decision must be reached on how to end the global oil price rout, Nigeria's oil minister told Reuters. Oil prices have slumped by more than 70 percent to near $30 a barrel over the past 18 months as OPEC, led by top producer Saudi Arabia, sought to drive higher-cost producers out of the market by refusing to cut production despite a supply glut. The price crash has crippled some economies that depend heavily on oil sales for income, such as Nigeria and Venezuela, and even Saudi Arabia is shoring up its resources to withstand the painful revenue drop.

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Fri, Feb 12 05:31 PM

A specialist trader works at his post on the floor of the NYSEThe S&P 500 is down about 13 percent from its record high in May, as oil remains mired below $30 a barrel, while concerns about stability among banks and uncertainty about the U.S. Federal Reserve's path of rate hikes have pushed investors away from risk assets. Jack Ablin, chief investment officer at BMO Private Bank in Chicago, views that as a positive sign. "My suspicion is that you are seeing institutions nibble at extremely compressed valuations," said Peter Kenny, equity market strategist at Kenny & Co LLC in Denver.

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Sat, Feb 13 09:51 PM

South Korea's Black Eagles aerobatics team perform a maneuver during a preview of the Singapore Airshow at Changi exhibition center in SingaporeAerospace leaders gathering for this week's Singapore Airshow face conflicting pressures as they juggle growing concerns over jetliner demand while keeping record production plans on track. Worries about the effects of a faltering global economy and tensions in the South China Sea overshadow the two-yearly event in Singapore, which is both a major commercial travel hub and home to Southeast Asia’s most potent and best-trained air force.

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Sun, Feb 14 04:20 AM

German Transport Minister Dobrindt arrives for the weekly cabinet meeting at the chancellery in BerlinGermany wants to carry out unannounced emissions tests on all carmakers, Transport Minister Alexander Dobrindt said on Sunday, aiming to reinstate confidence in the industry that was shattered by the Volkswagen cheating scandal. It would also call on the government to present plans to encourage motorists to switch to electric cars. Volkswagen, Europe's largest carmaker, admitted in September it had cheated U.S. emissions tests by installing software capable of deceiving regulators in up to 11 million diesel vehicles worldwide.

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Sun, Feb 14 03:53 AM

A general view of a section of the capital NairobiBy Joe Brock JOHANNESBURG (Reuters) - Africa's biggest economies have been hammered by the collapse in commodity prices over the past 18 months but there are still investment bright spots to be found. In cities such as Lagos, Nairobi, Accra, Kinshasa and Johannesburg, growth remains robust and investors are prospering in the retail, financial services, technology and construction sectors. This means investors can now re-adjust their strategy for Africa.

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Sun, Feb 14 08:17 AM

The company logo of Noble Group is displayed at its office in Hong KongSINGAPORE/LONDON (Reuters) - Three liquefied natural gas (LNG) traders at Asia's biggest commodity trade house, Noble Group Ltd , including two co-heads of the team, are leaving to join rival trader Glencore , sources familiar with the matter told Reuters. Noble and Glencore declined to comment. The sources said that Noble will continue to trade LNG, having restarted its London-based trading desk in 2014.

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An Airbus A350 flies past during a preview aerial display of the Singapore Airshow at Changi exhibition center in SingaporeRecord plane orders placed by ambitious Southeast Asian airlines could be at risk in an environment of intense competition, low profitability and turmoil in financial markets, the head of the International Air Transport Association (IATA) said on Sunday. "The budget carriers have captured a lot of market share but one has to ask how profitable are they and are the growth plans that some of them have realistic," IATA Director General Tony Tyler told journalists ahead of the Singapore Airshow. The Geneva-based group said profitability for Asian airlines in general was weak compared with other regions.

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Sun, Feb 14 04:17 AM

A BAE Systems sign is seen at the naval dockyards in PortsmouthBritish defense company BAE Systems has picked former oil industry executive Charles Woodburn as heir apparent to Chief Executive Ian King, a source close to the situation said on Sunday. Woodburn, who has worked at oilfield services company Schlumberger and is currently chief executive at private equity-backed Expro, is likely to be appointed as BAE Systems' chief operating officer this week before taking the top job in 12 to 18 months, the source said. Reports last year said that BAE Systems had started a search to find the replacement for King, who has been in the role since 2008 and has had to navigate cuts in defense spending by the British and United States governments, BAE's biggest customers.

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Apple to release iPhone 5se, iPad Air 3 on March 18: ReportThis could serve as a new upgrade cycle for Apple.

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Dell XPS 12, Galaxy S7 and LG G5 rumors, BlackBerry Priv update (MobileTechRoundup show #365)Kevin sent along the Dell XPS 12 and I'm considering it as a Surface Pro 3 replacement. New smartphones are also coming soon while older ones get better with updates.

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Robots could push unemployment to 50% in 30 years, prof saysTechnically Incorrect: A computational engineering professor paints a miserable picture of a leisured future.

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Scalia's death lights up TwitterThe death of Supreme Court Justice Antonin Scalia inspires tweets from conservatives, liberals, famed names and regular Joes.

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Macro trick: How to highlight multiple search strings in a Word documentWord's Find And Replace feature is handy, but it has certain limitations. Here's a macro that will let you highlight multiple search strings.

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Cybercriminals are using a new information-stealing malware program to target companies from the automobile industry in Europe, security researchers warned.Computerworld Malware and Vulnerabilities News
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A growing tendency by business units and workgroups to sign up for cloud services without asking their IT organization creates serious risks for enterprises.Computerworld Malware and Vulnerabilities News
Fri, Aug 22 02:48 PM
More than 1,000 major enterprise networks and small and medium businesses in the U.S. have been compromised by a recently discovered malware package called "Backoff" and are probably unaware of it, the U.S. Department of Homeland Security (DHS) said in a cybersecurity alert on Friday.Computerworld Malware and Vulnerabilities News
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A week after Microsoft pulled a Patch Tuesday update that crippled some Windows 7 PCs, the company has yet to provide a working fix for either the original flaw or the resulting problem.Computerworld Malware and Vulnerabilities News
Wed, Aug 20 05:52 PM
Credit and debit card information belonging to customers who did business at 51 UPS Store Inc. locations in 24 U.S. states this year may have been compromised.Computerworld Malware and Vulnerabilities News
Wed, Aug 20 02:22 AM
A type of malware called Reveton, which falsely warns users they've broken the law and demands payment of a fine, has been upgraded with powerful password stealing functions, according to Avast.Computerworld Malware and Vulnerabilities News
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    Barcelona's forward Luis Suarez (R) shoots to score past Celta Vigo's goalkeeper Sergio Alvarez during a Spanish league football match at the Camp Nou stadium in Barcelona on February 14, 2016Barcelona maintained their grip on the Spanish title thanks to a wonderful Luis Suarez hat-trick to see off a spirited Celta Vigo 6-1 on Sunday. Atletico Madrid remain three points behind as they were 1-0 winners at Getafe thanks to Fernando Torres's first minute goal. Real Madrid slip down to third, a further point adrift of Barca, who also have a game in hand on both clubs from the capital.

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    FILE - In this Saturday, Feb. 6, 2016 file photo, Cleveland Cavaliers' LeBron James, right, steals the ball from New Orleans Pelicans' Anthony Davis in the second half of an NBA basketball game Saturday, Feb. 6, 2016, in Cleveland. (AP Photo/Tony Dejak, File)TORONTO (AP) — On the night that he entered the NBA in 2003, someone asked LeBron James to assess the potential of the draft class that he was headlining as the No. 1 pick.

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    Race officers inspect the finish area of an alpine ski, women's World Cup downhill, in Crans Montana, Switzerland, Sunday, Feb. 14, 2016. (AP Photo/Gabriele Facchiotti)CRANS-MONTANA, Switzerland (AP) — The rescheduled women's World Cup downhill race in Crans-Montana has been canceled because of safety reasons due to soft snow conditions.

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    Quarterback Peyton Manning of the Denver Broncos following victory over the Carolina Panthers in Super Bowl 50 at Levi's Stadium in Santa Clara, California February 7, 2016A 20-year-old sex assault accusation against Super Bowl champion quarterback Peyton Manning of the Denver Broncos reportedly was cited by six former female students in a new lawsuit against the University of Tennessee. The Tennessean newspaper said the alleged incident was among those outlined in a suit filed last Tuesday in Nashville claiming the school has violated regulations requiring equal support for men's and women's athletic programs. The women claim the college's athletics department has condoned a "hostile sexual environment" since the mid-1990s, citing nearly a dozen instances of former student athletes accused of sexual assault.

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    Charl Schwartzel of South Africa, pictured on October 16, 2015, shot a seven-under-par 63 to finish on 16 under and clinch his eighth European Tour win on home soilFormer Masters champion Charl Schwartzel stormed to a sensational eight-shot triumph at the Tshwane Open on Sunday to claim his 11th career title and second of 2016. The 31-year-old South African shot a seven-under-par 63 to finish on 16 under and clinch his eighth European Tour win on home soil. Denmark's Jeff Winther finished second on eight under, with South Africa's Anthony Michael another two shots further back in third.

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    South Africa’s Charl Schwartzel claimed an 11th European Tour title as he cruised to an eight-shot victory at the Tshwane Open on Sunday. “I played well the whole week, today was a bit iffy at stages, but the difference was I putted really well,” Schwartzel said at the trophy presentation. “I spent a lot of hours on the practice greens in the last few days and it was a good time to find something.” Only 20 players finished under-par for the tournament and Schwartzel said it was testament to the challenge that the tough Pretoria Country Club course presents.Sports News Headlines - Yahoo! News
    Sat, Feb 13 10:33 PM

    Zach LaVine of the Minnesota Timberwolves dunks watched by other NBA players, during NBA All-Star Weekend at Air Canada Centre in Toronto, on February 13, 2016Minnesota Timberwolves forward Zach LaVine earned a second straight NBA All-Star Slam Dunk title in Toronto in a scintillating showdown with Orlando's Aaron Gordon. LaVine, fresh from earning Most Valuable Player honors in Friday's Rising Stars Challenge exhibition game, earned his fifth maximum score of 50 on the night with a through the legs dunk from just within the free-throw line to seal the win. "We should share the trophy, because (Gordon) did some stuff I've never seen before," LaVine said.

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    Sat, Feb 13 10:09 PM

    Ivan Johnson (R) played with the Atlanta Hawks from 2011-2013The Philippines' professional basketball league has banned former NBA player Ivan Johnson for life after he cursed at its commissioner during a game, a spokesman said Sunday. Johnson, who plays with local team Talk 'N Text Tropang Texters, was banned mid-game after he used "the F-word" in an argument with Philippine Basketball Association (PBA) commissioner Chito Narvasa, said PBA media officer Willie Marcial.

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    Sat, Feb 13 09:17 PM

    NBA: All-Star Saturday NightZach LaVine of the Minnesota Timberwolves overcame Aaron Gordon of the Orlando Magic to repeat as the NBA Slam Dunk champion on Saturday after both impressed with gravity-defying displays of athleticism and imagination. In one of the most riveting slam dunk contests in recent years, LaVine and Gordon went toe-to-toe in the first two rounds of the final round then needed a pair of tie-breakers, where the former sealed it with his fourth consecutive perfect 50 score.

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    Sat, Feb 13 07:03 PM

    NBA Commissioner Adam Silver speaks at a press conference ahead of the All-Star Game at Air Canada Centre on February 13, 2016NBA commissioner Adam Silver likes the idea of playing a future All-Star Game in Europe, but emphasized such a move was at least five years away. On the eve of the 65th NBA All-Star Game in Toronto, the first to be staged beyond US borders, Silver said the extra distance to Asia compared to Europe would have him looking across the Atlantic Ocean for an overseas host rather than the Pacific. "It's something we would love to do one day," Silver said.

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    Sat, Feb 13 06:37 PM
    Feb 14 (Infostrada Sports) - Scores from the U.S. PGA Tour Pebble Beach Pro-Am on Saturday in Pebble Beach, California -16 Phil Mickelson (U.S.) 68 65 66 -14 Hiroshi Iwata (Japan) 66 66 69 -13 Fredrik Jacobson (Sweden) 65 69 68 Kang Sung-Hoon (Korea) 72 60 70 -12 Roberto Castro (U.S.) 66 70 67 Jonas Blixt (Sweden) 67 69 67 -11 Chez Reavie (U.S.) 63 70 71 -10 Jason Day (Australia) 71 66 68 Matt Jones (Australia) 68 70 67 Vaughn Taylor (U.S.) 70 68 67 -9 Jimmy Walker (U.S.) 72 71 63 Padraig Harrington (Ireland) 68 71 67 Bill Haas (U.S.) 69 68 69 Mark Hubbard (U.S. ...Sports News Headlines - Yahoo! News
    Sat, Feb 13 06:36 PM

    NBA: All-Star Saturday NightBy Frank Pingue TORONTO (Reuters) - The NBA is considering bringing its All-Star Weekend overseas and Europe would be the likely host over Asia given the shorter amount of travel involved for players, Commissioner Adam Silver said on Saturday. With Toronto currently hosting the league's first All-Star Weekend outside of the United States, Silver acknowledged that finding ways to bring its midseason showcase overseas was being discussed. "It's logistically more difficult than it may seem because there's a ripple effect in terms of the number of days we take off on the rest of the schedule." The NBA currently plays its 82-game regular season schedule in about 162 days and has recently made strides in reducing the number of times a team plays on consecutive days or a more gruelling stretch of four games in five nights.

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    Sat, Feb 13 05:56 PM

    Phil Mickelson plays a shot from the bunker on the fourth hole during round three of the Pebble Beach Pro-Am on February 13, 2016 in CaliforniaPhil Mickelson was poised to strike for a record-tying fifth Pebble Beach Pro Am crown after seizing a two-shot lead with a third-round 66. Mickelson's six-under effort on the par-72 Pebble Beach Golf Links -- one of three courses in use over the first three rounds of the US PGA Tour event -- gave him a 54-hole total of 16-under 199. "It's fun to just have a chance going into Sunday," said Mickelson, the five-time major winner who hasn't won a US tour title since lifting the 2013 British Open trophy.

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    Sat, Feb 13 05:04 PM

    PGA: AT&T Pebble Beach National Pro-Am - Third Round(Reuters) - Phil Mickelson, aiming to end a PGA Tour title drought of 31 months, relied on his magical short game to move two shots clear after the third round of the Pebble Beach National Pro-Am in California on Saturday. The American left-hander, chasing a record-equalling fifth victory in the pro-am event held on the picturesque Monterey Peninsula, fired a flawless six-under-par 66 on the Pebble Beach host course, one of three venues being used for this event. Mickelson broke clear of a congested leaderboard with three consecutive birdies on his back nine on the way to a 16-under total of 199, two ahead of Japan's Hiroshi Iwata, who carded a 69 at Spyglass Hill.

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    Sat, Feb 13 01:29 PM

    NBA: Los Angeles Lakers at Boston CelticsBy Steve Keating TORONTO (Reuters) - A frigid Sunday night in winter-locked Canada may be the perfect place for a hockey player to take a bow, but for Kobe Bryant the NBA's most northern outpost would seem an odd setting to wave farewell. The NBA All-Star Game on Sunday, the first ever held outside the United States, will not represent Bryant's last goodbye - that will come on April 13 back home in sunny Los Angeles in the Lakers' regular season finale against the Utah Jazz. Reporters from across North America along with 336 international media outlets from 40 countries have made the trip to Toronto while 17 international television and radio networks including China, Japan and France will carry Sunday's showcase live.

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    Sat, Feb 13 10:15 AM

    Golf - Schwartzel storms to eight-shot win at Tshwane OpenCharl Schwartzel carded an excellent four under par 66 on Saturday to take a one shot lead ahead of the final day of the Tshwane Open in Pretoria. Home hope Schwartzel started the third round two strokes adrift of overnight leader Anthony Michael, but picked up a shot at the second before holing his eight foot eagle putt at the ninth to join Zander Lombard and Michael in a share of the lead at the turn. The 2011 Masters champion is now nine under overall, one better than compatriot Lombard, who hit a best-of-the-day 63 to catapult himself into contention.

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    Sat, Feb 13 07:06 AM
    South African Charl Schwartzel is poised to mark his first appearance of the year with a win after taking a one-shot lead in the Tshwane Open third round on Saturday. The 2011 U.S. Masters champion bagged an eagle and three birdies in a four-under-par 66 that earned a nine-under tally of 201, one ahead of compatriot Zander Lombard who carded the best round of the day with a scintillating 63. Schwartzel dropped his first shot since Thursday after finding a bunker at the 18th, ending a run of 40 holes without a bogey.Sports News Headlines - Yahoo! News
    Sat, Feb 13 06:51 AM
    Feb 13 (Infostrada Sports) - Scores from the European Tour Tshwane Open at the par-70 course on Saturday in Waterkloof -9 Charl Schwartzel (South Africa) 71 64 66 -8 Zander Lombard (South Africa) 72 67 63 -6 Anthony Michael (South Africa) 64 69 71 Haydn Porteous (South Africa) 70 66 68 -4 Toby Tree (Britain) 70 71 65 Dean Burmester (South Africa) 70 68 68 -3 Richard Sterne (South Africa) 68 70 69 Nino Bertasio (Italy) 68 71 68 Jamie McLeary (Britain) 68 70 69 -2 Jeff Winther (Denmark) 73 66 69 George Coetzee (South Africa) 68 72 68 -1 Theunis Spangenberg (South Africa) 65 71 73 Andrew Curlewis ...Sports News Headlines - Yahoo! News
    Sat, Feb 13 05:37 AM

    Thitiphun Chuayprakong of Thailand plays a shot during the final round of the Bangladesh Open golf tournament at the Kurmitola Golf Club in Dhaka on February 13, 2016Thailand's Thitiphun Chuayprakong clinched his maiden Asian Tour title when he carded four-under-par 67 in the final round to claim a two-shot victory at the $300,000 Bashundhara Bangladesh Open on Saturday. The 23-year-old Thai, who went to the final round with a three-shot lead, kept his composure to hit five birdies against a lone bogey for a winning total of 21-under-par 263 at the Kurmitola Golf Club. India's Shubhankar Sharma signed off with a splendid 65 to take the third place on his own on 270, while compatriot Chikkarangappa S. (73) shared fourth with Phachara Khongwatmai of Thailand (68) on 272.

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    Fri, Feb 12 11:36 PM

    Zach LaVine of the Minnesota Timberwolves and the United States team holds up his MVP trophy after defeating the World team at the NBA Rising Stars Challenge in Toronto on February 12, 2016Minnesota forward Zach LaVine scored 30 points and pulled down seven rebounds to lead the United States to a 157-154 victory over the world team in the NBA's Rising Stars Challenge in Toronto. LaVine was named Most Valuable Player of the contest featuring many of the NBA's top rookies and second-year players, which launched the festivities of All-Star weekend. Sunday's All-Star Game will cap the action at Air Canada Centre, but before then LaVine will defend the title he won last year in Saturday's Slam Dunk contest.

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    Fri, Feb 12 05:35 PM

    Japan's Hiroshi Iwata during the second round of the Pebble Beach National Pro-Am at the Pebble Beach Golf Links on February 12, 2016South Korea's Kang Sung fired a scintillating 60 to seize a share of the second-round lead in the Pebble Beach Pro-Am on Friday, never realizing how close he was to golf's magic number of 59. Kang had nine birdies and an eagle in his 11-under effort on the Monterey Peninsula course, one of three in use over the first three rounds of the PGA Tour event. Kang, who notched two victories in Asia in 2013 -- in the C.J. Invitational and Kolon Korea Open -- said he didn't realize Monterey Peninsula played to par-71, unlike the par-72 layouts of Pebble Beach and Spyglass Hill.

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    Fri, Feb 12 04:39 PM
    (Reuters) - South Korea's Kang Sung-hoon fell one stroke shy of becoming only the seventh player to shoot a 59 on the PGA Tour as he surged into a tie for the lead after the second round of the Pebble Beach National Pro-Am on Friday. Needing a birdie on his final hole at Monterey Peninsula Country Club to dip under 60, Kang hit his "worst shot of the day" off the tee and had to settle for a par three there and a career-best score of 11-under 60. Four-times champion Phil Mickelson was a further stroke back in a three-way tie for third, having also raised hopes of a magical 59 after making an electric start before he lost momentum on his back nine to card a 65 at Monterey Peninsula.Sports News Headlines - Yahoo! News
    Fri, Feb 12 04:33 PM
    South Korea's Kang Sung-hoon fell one stroke shy of becoming only the seventh player to shoot a 59 on the PGA Tour as he surged into a tie for the lead after the second round of the Pebble Beach National Pro-Am on Friday. Needing a birdie on his final hole at Monterey Peninsula Country Club to dip under 60, Kang hit his "worst shot of the day" off the tee and had to settle for a par three there and a career-best score of 11-under 60. Four-times champion Phil Mickelson was a further stroke back in a three-way tie for third, having also raised hopes of a magical 59 after making an electric start before he lost momentum on his back nine to card a 65 at Monterey Peninsula.Sports News Headlines - Yahoo! News
    Fri, Feb 12 04:30 PM

    New York Mets Jenrry Mejia delivers a pitch during the first inning against the Miami Marlins at Citi Field in New YorkMajor League Baseball (MLB) on Friday issued a lifetime ban to former New York Mets closer Jenrry Mejia after he tested positive a third time for a performance-enhancing substance. Mejia, 26, tested positive for anabolic steroid Boldenone. The lifetime suspension is the longest drug-related ban MLB has issued.

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    Fri, Feb 12 04:13 PM

    NBA: All Star Game-Media DayBy Steve Keating TORONTO (Reuters) - The NBA got a frosty welcome as it brought its All-Star Game north to Canada for the first time where fans and players were greeted by an Arctic blast on Friday but a forecast for plenty of heat over a party packed weekend. Mother Nature and the host Toronto Raptors provided the stereotypical bone-chilling Canadian winter weather as A-list celebrities, industry kingpins and the world's best basketball players, including LeBron James, Kobe Bryant and Stephen Curry took over the frost-bitten city. Really cold," shivered Los Angeles Lakers great Bryant, who arrived for Media Day on Friday with a toque pulled down snuggly over his head.

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    Fri, Feb 12 03:09 PM

    Al Horford of the Atlanta Hawks reacts during a game against the Miami Heat on December 14, 2015 in Atlanta, GeorgiaAtlanta Hawks forward Al Horford was named Friday by NBA commissioner Adam Silver to replace injured Miami forward Chris Bosh in Sunday's 65th NBA All-Star Game. Bosh, named a reserve for the Eastern Conference squad that will face the Western Conference in Toronto, will be sidelined with a strained calf. "What a privilege to be named to the #NBAAllStarTO team," Horford posted on Twitter.

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    Fri, Feb 12 02:51 PM

    Jenrry Mejia pitches for the New York Mets during a game against the Detroit Tigers on March 6, 2015 in Port St. Lucie, FloridaMajor League Baseball issued the toughest doping ban in its history Friday, imposing a life ban on New York Mets pitcher Jenrry Mejia after a third positive test for steroids. Mejia was already in the midst of a 162-game suspension for both Boldenone and Stanozolol from a positive test last July. The life ban is the longest ban issued by Major League Baseball for using banned performance-enhancing drugs.

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    Fri, Feb 12 02:49 PM

    USA'S SHERYL SWOOPES FOULS SPAIN'S LAIA PALAU IN NANJING.TORONTO (Reuters) - Shaquille O'Neal and Allen Iverson headlined a list of 14 finalists for the Naismith Memorial Basketball Hall of Fame announced on Friday. Three-time NBA Finals MVP O'Neal, nine-time NBA All-Star Iverson, three-time NBA All-Star Kevin Johnson and four-time WNBA champion Sheryl Swoopes joined eight coaches, a referee and a record-setting team as finalists for election in 2016. They were nominated from the North American and women's committees. Absent from the All-Star announcement was China's Yao Ming, whose nomination falls within the Direct Elect International Committee. ...

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