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WeatherPhilippines Daily Graphical Satellite Analysis from 12pm Aug 01 until 12pm Aug 02, 2015

Here is the latest daily graphical satellite analysis showing all tropical systems in and around the Philippines and the Western Pacific Basin. This is valid for the next 24 hours. Important no…Read More

Posted on Aug 01, 2015 under Payong Panahon

WeatherPhilippines Daily Graphical Satellite Analysis from 12pm July 31 until 12pm August 01, 2015

Here is the latest daily graphical satellite analysis showing all tropical systems in and around the Philippines and the Western Pacific Basin. This is valid for the next 24 hours. Important no…Read More

Posted on Jul 31, 2015 under Mata ng Bagyo

Tropical Cyclones in the Philippines during July and August

Have you ever wondered why tropical cyclones are more frequent during the months of July and August? Figure 1 – Monthly frequency of Tropical Cyclones entering the PAR and crossing the Philippine…Read More

Posted on Jul 31, 2015 under Payong Panahon

WeatherPhilippines Daily Graphical Satellite Analysis from 12pm July 30 until 12pm July 31, 2015

Here is the latest daily graphical satellite analysis showing all tropical systems in and around the Philippines and the Western Pacific Basin. This is valid for the next 24 hours. Important no…Read More

Posted on Jul 30, 2015 under Payong Panahon

WeatherPhilippines Daily Graphical Satellite Analysis from 12pm July 29 until 12pm July 30, 2015

Here is the latest daily graphical satellite analysis showing all tropical systems in and around the Philippines and the Western Pacific Basin. This is valid for the next 24 hours. Important no…Read More

Posted on Jul 29, 2015 under Payong Panahon

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> Paul Pierce, Josh Smith or Lance Stephenson? Who will have the biggest impact on the Clippers next season?

Steve Aschburner, NBA.com: Lance Stephenson, because he has the most to prove. I’m an admirer ofPaul Pierce, but enough already with the “He’ll show them how to win” claims — the Clippers’ main guys shouldn’t need those lessons or a motivational coach at this point. Josh Smith sounds like he’s bummed that his semi-redemptive stay in Houston didn’t pay off bigger and might start rationalizing his downward career arc. That leaves Stephenson, who is hitting his prime and desperately needs to put last year’s Charlotte embarrassment behind him. If Doc Rivers, Chris Paul and Pierce have the patience, and Stephenson finds the dedication, there’s remarkable talent there in need of focusing and tapping.

Fran Blinebury, NBA.com: For the Clippers’ sake, they’d better hope it’s Paul Pierce. Intelligence,

veteran leadership, postseason success and clutch play are all things that could help take the Clippers to the next level. The kind of impact they could get from Josh Smith or Lance Stephenson might sound like a pumpkin dropped off a roof.

Shaun Powell, NBA.com: From a psychological standpoint I’ll go with Pierce, if only because he has “it” and as we know to this point, the Clippers don’t (Raptors joke there). That said, Stephenson is better equipped to give better on-court production provided he’s the Indiana Lance and not the Charlotte Lance. Or rather, Lance-A-Lot instead of Lance-A-Little.

John Schuhmann, NBA.com: Stephenson could have the biggest negative impact if he shoots as poorly as he did last season in Charlotte and becomes a locker room distraction like he was two years ago in Indiana. But though he’s also a poor shooter, Smith could help the Clippers where they need it most: on defense. The Clips had the No. 1 offense in the league last year, but ranked 15th defensively. And the

defense was at its worst with reserves on the floor. So if Smith can help shore it up in key moments, that could go a long way in helping the Clips contend for a top seed in the West, while keeping the starters fresh.

Sekou Smith, NBA.com: While I believe both Josh Smith and Lance Stephenson will average more minutes than Paul Pierce, I don’t think there is any doubt that Pierce will have the biggest impact on the Clippers next season. His leadership skills and the things that he brings to a team, both tangible and intangible, far outweigh whatever the other two guys will bring to the situation. Just look at the tone he set in the locker room in Washington if you need proof. Pierce is the ultimate competitor and still has enough left . continue reading in http://hangtime.blogs.nba.com/2015/07/29/blogtable-biggest-impact-for-clippers/

For the Clippers’ sake, they’d better hope it’s Paul Pierce. Intelligence, veteran leadership, postseason success and clutch play are all things that could help take the Clippers to the next level. The kind of impact they could get from Josh Smith or Lance Stephenson might sound like a pumpkin dropped off a roof.

Shaun Powell, NBA.com: From a psychological standpoint I’ll go with Pierce, if only because he has “it” and as we know to this point, the Clippers don’t (Raptors joke there). That said, Stephenson is better equipped to give better on-court production provided he’s the Indiana Lance and not the Charlotte Lance. Or rather, Lance-A-Lot instead of Lance-A-Little.

John Schuhmann, NBA.com: Stephenson could have the biggest negative impact if he shoots as poorly as he did last season in Charlotte and becomes a locker room distraction like he was two years ago in Indiana. But though he’s also a poor shooter, Smith could help the Clippers where they need it most: on defense. The Clips had the No. 1 offense in the league last year, but ranked 15th defensively. And the defense was at its worst with reserves on the floor. So if Smith can help shore it up in key moments, that could go a long way in helping the Clips contend for a top seed in the West, while keeping the starters fresh.

Sekou Smith, NBA.com: While I believe both Josh Smith and Lance Stephenson will average more minutes than Paul Pierce, I don’t think there is any doubt that Pierce will have the biggest impact on the Clippers next season. His leadership skills and the things that he brings to a team, both tangible and intangible, far outweigh whatever the other two guys will bring to the situation. Just look at the tone he set in the locker room in Washington if you need proof. Pierce is the ultimate competitor and still has enough left in the tank to serve as a crunch-time assassin. He’s fearless, even in the twilight of his career. And with a three-year deal, he knows he’s in this for the duration and not just a one-year rental. His impact could be the difference between a Clippers team that falters in the conference semifinals and one that finally breaks

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New England Patriots Rumors: ex-Indianapolis Colts Reggie Wayne intends to play with Tom Brady?

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Former Indianapolis Colts star receiver wants to play for another year before retiring. One of the teams that could acquire the receiver would be the New England Patriots. Is it possible?

Wayne told the Indianapolis Star that he intends to play the 2015 season and that teams have interest on him. Wayne fought many battles against rival New England Patriots and there’s no secret that coach Bill Belichick admires the widereceiver. Last season, Belichick lauded Wayne as “really one of the best route runners obviously in the game now –maybe ever in the game”.

Wayne is going into his 15th season with the Colts but his diminishing role with the team might be the cause of him getting out of the boat. T.Y. Hilton, Coby Fleener and Dwayne Allen have been the front runners of the Colts when it comes to the passing game. Despite of that, Wayne was able to catch 64 receptions for 779 receiving yards.

Wayne will make the Patriots formidable in the wide receiver position. The Patriots have Brandon LaFell, Danny Amendola and Julian Edelman as the top receivers but the addition of Wayne would produce immediate impact. Also the Patriots are still settling the No. 4 spot in the wide receiver’s chart.

Will the Patriots be able to acquire the service of Reggie Wayne?

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2K is reportedly bringing college basketball back to its games

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For the first time in years, college basketball teams may soon be playable in a video game. ESPN’s Darren Rovell reports that 2K Sports has licensing deals in place with ten schools and plans to include them in an upcoming title. That list of teams includes Arizona, Kansas, Louisville, Michigan, UCLA and more according to SB Nationsome of college basketball’s big-name programs. If you’ll recall, EA cancelled the 2014 installment of its college football title after a lawsuit over the use of player likenesses and the NCAA pulling its licensing deal. When it comes to college hoops, though, there hasn’t been a game in several years, so this would be a welcome release for folks who’ve been waiting.

It’s unclear whether there will be a standalone game or if the teams that have opted in will be playable in the upcoming NBA 2K16 that’s set to arrive in September. It would also make for a rather compelling post-launch DLC. As Rovell points out, to avoid any potential legal troubles, 2K will likely only use the school names, uniforms and logos while leaving the players themselves generic. You’ll have to create players yourself if you want to use the current rosters. What’s more, Rovell says that any rumors of EA reviving its licensed college football franchise soon aren’t true.

[Image credit: Brad Barket/Getty Images for 2K]

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Denver Broncos Rumors: Peyton Manning shows declining stats , career nears end

Is Denver Bronco’s 18-year trusted quarterback Peyton Manning declining in his prowess (as his records have shown during the recent Super Bowl) signifying an end of his Hall of Fame career?

The thirty-nine year old veteran is undeniably nearing the stage where a successor is most likely to take his place; further, this issue is already being looked into by General Manager John Elway, who says that planning for the team’s future in the absence of the veteran quarterback seems a pressing concern.
As far as Peyton Manning’s record is concerned, his decline is so clear and can be said that he is no longer the same quarterback he was before. Previously on his final five battles that include his playoffs, Manning had so far managed a satisfactory stats which rated him at 79.9 with a ratio of 4;6 in terms of touchdowns to interceptions. The most recent record is undoubtedly a disappointing slump given a previous 97.5 and 530:234 TD-INT ratio.

Exacerbated by thigh injury, Peyton Manning is clearly shedding signs of hanging up and his fans are dying to know if the team shall survive with him at the center.

As ESPN Radio reports, “The window on Manning is closing. Around him, they have a fairly young team including five Pro Bowl guys on defense. The key question other than Manning is what happens with Von Miller who is a free agent next year. They have a young team but have to answer the QB question in a fairly short window.”

Brock Osweiler serves as Manning’s back-up and is also being anticipated as one contributing much for the approaching demise of the veteran quarterback’s career. This offseason, Denver is likely to extract what Osweiler has got in order for the team to get going.
With things turning upside down fast for Manning, his record must nonetheless turn out right for this season.

Washington State Coach Mike Leach says college football should have a 64-team playoff

Most of us would agree that the first-ever College Football Playoff was a resounding success, especially in the sense that it was long past time for top-level college football to have any kind of playoff. Of course, if some is good, more is better, right?

Well, that’s certainly what Mike Leach thinks, except that he isn’t looking for some more, he wants a lot more than the current four-team tournament. How does a 64-team playoff sound? December-January Madness, anyone?

Leach, the coach at Washington State, was visiting ESPN’s Bristol, Conn., campus Wednesday, along with his Pac-12 colleagues. Always known to be an outside-of-the-box thinker, he shared his concept with the network’s Heather Dinich.

Leach mentioned that he’s been advocating for a college football playoff for almost 20 years, but now that it’s finally here, it should be greatly expanded. He pointed out the controversy that predictably erupted in the CFP’s very first year, when TCU and Baylor were passed over in favor of Ohio State (which went on to win the whole thing).

“There’s an easy answer to that — add more teams,” Leach told ESPN. “Because the notion of pinpointing and selecting four perfectly, well, that’s not going to happen.”

The coach also noted that playoffs exist elsewhere in football, from the NFL to lower rungs of college football to high schools. “You could easily do eight [teams],” he said, “you could easily do 16, you could easily do 32, and with only slightly more adjustment, you could do 64.”

Here is how Leach’s plan would work:

  • Make the regular season 10 games
  • Have the first playoff round be a home-and-home series
  • For the following rounds, bring the existing bowls to host games
  • Teams that don’t make the playoffs can schedule their own extra games against other non-participants
  • The ultimate winner would play 16 games

The CFP championship game was the 15th played last season by both Ohio State and Oregon, so they were not far off of Leach’s calculation. However, his proposal would require a drastic overhaul of the current — and highly lucrative — college football postseason structure, beginning with conference championship games.

In other words, the 64-team scheme will likely never happen. However, some expansion of the current four-team field does seem inevitable.

Leach said his plan would ensure that the title of best college team “was settled on the field. … And there’s no debate.” Then he added with a smile, “It would be great fun to watch — just like it is at all the other levels.”

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NBA Playoffs 2015: Known Schedule, Bracket Picture Before Final Games of Season

There’s only one game left in the NBA regular season. A few seedings will be determined on the final day, but there are already a few playoff spots and a matchup etched in stone. The Atlanta Hawks and Golden State Warriors have locked up the top seeds in the Eastern and Western Conferences, respectively.

Neither team knows what opponent it will face in the first round of the playoffs.

The Indiana Pacers are tied with the Brooklyn Nets heading into the final day of the season. The same can be said for the Oklahoma City Thunder and New Orleans Pelicans in the West.

The Hawks will face either the Pacers or Nets, and the Warriors will draw the Thunder or Pelicans.

Here’s a look at the current playoff matchups. The series that are highlighted are the ones that are confirmed.

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Tom Brady throws Samsung under the bus, iPhone reaps $733K benefit

There were probably a few panic attacks at Samsung’s headquarters on Wednesday morning after Tom Brady released his Deflategate statement — And that’s because Brady basically blamed everything on Samsung.

Part of the reason Brady was suspended is because he wouldn’t turn over his cell phone. The thing is, Brady couldn’t have turned over the cell phone if he wanted to because according to him, it was broken.

In his statement, the Patriots quarterback made sure to mention the particular brand of his broken cell phone and that brand was Samsung.

The news actually got worse for Samsung after that because Brady didn’t go out and buy another Samsung, he made sure to mention that he switched to an iPhone.

According to the Apex Marketing Group, Samsung took a “negative value” hit of over $600,000 for the mention in Brady’s statement.

 

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PGA Tour Expert Picks: Quicken Loans National

We’re entering a pretty intense stretch of golf with the Quicken Loans National followed by the Bridgestone Invitational and PGA Championship in consecutive weeks. The Quicken Loans National will be played at a different course than normal this week. Let’s take a look at this event.

What: Quicken Loans National
Where: Gainesville, Virginia
When: July 30 – August 2
How to watch (all times Eastern): Golf Channel (Thursday and Friday from 2:30-6:30 p.m., Saturday and Sunday from 1-2:30 p.m.), CBS (Saturday and Sunday from 3-6 p.m.)

Participants and odds

Justin Rose: 8-1
Rickie Fowler: 9-1
Jimmy Walker: 25-1
Tony Finau: 28-1
Bill Haas: 35-1
Brendan Steele: 40-1
Danny Lee: 40-1
Gary Woodland: 40-1
Shawn Stefani: 40-1
Russell Knox: 40-1
Tiger Woods: 50-1

Field strength: C+

Tiger doesn’t even elevate the strength of these fields anymore. If anything, he brings them down. It’s a strange time. Also, the only big names here are Rose, Fowler and Walker as one would expect with the Bridgestone and PGA Championship lingering.

Story to watch: This would be a good week for a first-timer to get a win. There have only been nine first-timers this season so far and, surprisingly, none has been either of the bigger favorites here in Justin Thomas and Tony Finau. Both are bombers, and this is a long track with a relatively weak field. I like.

When will Justin Thomas get his first win? (USATSI)
When will Justin Thomas get his first win? (USATSI)

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Woods said on Tuesday he’s not been having very much fun. Neither have we. What is success this week? I suppose a made cut and a top 30 finish. That leaves one tournament left on his 2014-15 calendar.

Past winners

2014: Justin Rose
2013: Bill Haas
2012: Tiger Woods
2011: Nick Watney
2011: Nick Watney
2010: Justin Rose

Let’s pick this event.

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Seattle Seahawks Rumors: quarterback Russell Wilson’s contract still on negotiation

The Seahawks and quarterback Russell Wilson are still on negotiation about signing a contract of extension or until the end of the month of July this year, when his rookie term expires.

Rumors just keep on circulating even in the midst of silence made by both parties. It has been reported that the Seahawks have made an offer to Wilson of a package value of $21 million every year. The existing offer may be sound good but Wilson seemed to wish for more than the said offer. With this news, Wilson may want to be paid higher.

The two sides have a lot of terms and conditions to work on within few days before the expiration of the current contract. Aside from the major issue on cash up front, the negotiation includes the possible additional guarantees and yearly salary.

At this point of time, Wilson has not declined anything yet from the Seahawks. He has been thoroughly reviewing the offer with Mark Rogers, his agent.

The Seahawks and quarterback Wilson are expected to come up with a deal that will surely satisfy both parties.

According to NFL.com, the Panthers gave Cam Newton $30 million cash up front in his new extension. By contrast, sources familiar with the situation say Wilson would make (under the latest offer) below $20 million cash up front. Those in Seattle say there are significant guarantees, but most of the guarantees are simply for injury only.

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2015 British Open Live Stream: Watch Final Round on TV, Online Coverage Monday

The British Open Championship 2015 Final Round is underway and Jordan Spieth is looking for his third straight major win for the year. Spieth bounced back from a disappointing EVEN-par in the second round into a 6-under-par in the third round, 11-under-par, just one shot behind three leaders.

The Final Round of the British Open was pushed to Monday because of the severe weather over the weekend that hampered some of the players to bring out their best, including Spieth. Eleven players are within three strokes of the three co-leaders (Jason Day, Paul Dunne, Louis Oosthuizen).

The British Open 2015 is one of the most promising Monday sports spectacle because of the history that Spieth chases. The Final Round kicks off Monday at St Andrews but everybody must know what time to watch on television at home or wherever a fan go. Tiger Woods and Rory McIlroy may not be playing the final round but with the Spieth on the rise, all will love to tune in. The first pair will tee off at 2:45 AM ET while ESPN will start the television coverage at 6:00 AM ET. The British Open Live Stream Online is available on WatchESPN.com.

Here are some of the tee times of the golfers for the final round:

Leaderboard
POS START CTRY PLAYER TO PAR TODAY THRU R1 R2 R3 R4 TOT
T1 1 Louis Oosthuizen -12 – 9:30 AM 67 70 67 – 204
T1 1 Paul Dunne -12 – 9:30 AM 69 69 66 – 204
T1 1 Jason Day -12 – 9:20 AM 66 71 67 – 204
4 4 Jordan Spieth -11 – 9:20 AM 67 72 66 – 205
5 5 Padraig Harrington -10 – 9:10 AM 72 69 65 – 206
T6 6 Marc Leishman -9 – 9:10 AM 70 73 64 – 207
T6 6 Jordan Niebrugge -9 – 9:00 AM 67 73 67 – 207
T6 6 Sergio Garcia -9 – 9:00 AM 70 69 68 – 207
T6 6 Justin Rose -9 – 8:50 AM 71 68 68 – 207
T6 6 Retief Goosen -9 – 8:50 AM 66 72 69 – 207
T6 6 Robert Streb -9 – 8:40 AM 66 71 70 – 207
T6 6 Zach Johnson -9 – 8:30 AM 66 71 70 – 207
T6 6 Adam Scott -9 – 8:40 AM 70 67 70 – 207
T6 6 Danny Willett -9 – 8:30 AM 66 69 72 – 207
T15 15 Eddie Pepperell -8 – 8:20 AM 72 70 66 – 208
T15 15 Charl Schwartzel -8 – 8:20 AM 67 72 69 – 208
T15 15 Steven Bowditch -8 – 8:10 AM 70 69 69 – 208
T18 18 Rickie Fowler -7 – 8:10 AM 72 71 66 – 209
T18 18 Patrick Reed -7 – 8:00 AM 72 70 67 – 209
T18 18 Ryan Palmer -7 – 8:00 AM 71 71 67 – 209
T18 18 Stewart Cink -7 – 7:45 AM 70 71 68 – 209
T18 18 Anthony Wall -7 – 7:45 AM 70 71 68 – 209
T18 18 Hideki Matsuyama -7 – 7:35 AM 72 66 71 – 209
T18 18 Marc Warren -7 – 7:35 AM 68 69 72 – 209
T18 18 Dustin Johnson -7 – 7:25 AM 65 69 75 – 209
T26 26 Jim Furyk -6 – 7:25 AM 73 71 66 – 210
T26 26 Ashley Chesters -6 – 7:15 AM 71 72 67 – 210
T26 26 Greg Chalmers -6 – 7:15 AM 70 71 69 – 210
T26 26 Brooks Koepka -6 – 7:05 AM 71 70 69 – 210
T26 26 Matt Jones -6 – 7:05 AM 68 73 69 – 210
T26 26 Anirban Lahiri -6 – 6:55 AM 69 70 71 – 210
T26 26 Paul Lawrie -6 – 6:55 AM 66 70 74 – 210

Will Spieth end up the winner of the British Open 2015?

Detroit Red Wings vs Chicago Blackhawks: TV Channel Schedule, Game One Time, NHL Stanley Cup Playoffs 2013

Detroit Red Wings vs Chicago Blackhawks: TV Channel Schedule, Game One Time, NHL Stanley Cup Playoffs 2013

Monumental collision. Red Wings vs Blackhawks Game One of the Eastern Conference Semifinal Round in the NHL playoffs unfolds tonight. Both teams possess the prominent players who can make the difference in the series.

Jonathan Toews and Patrick Kane lead the Blackhawks in search for an immediate victory to have the advantage. Toews leadership in the game cannot be neglected at all as he has to be given credit because of his impact in the game. He can alter the energy of the Blackhawks to play at their best with intensity and determination. Of course Kane is vitally important complimenting the effort of his teammates.

The Blackhawks entered into this round by beating Minnesota Wild in a 4-1 lopsided series. Marian Hossa displayed is prowess by scoring two goals in their clinching Game 5 while Marcus Kruger, Patrick Sharp and Andrew Shaw had a goal each. Because of the firepower of the Blackhawks, they are the favorites to win not only Game One but the entire series.

Goalie Corey Crawford will again be the crucial element of the Blackhawks for their success. He has to be sharped in blocking the shots of the Red Wings for Chicago be decisively on top of the game. Crawford knows that he is part of the strength of his team and that he has to deliver his game to bring forth the win.

Blackhawks defense is as important as their offense to topple Detroit in Game One. Not to forget that Blackhawks have the homefield advantage that they can hang on in the series. Furthermore, the offense that can be ignited by the Blackhawks at the start of the game can create the wildfire of energy.

The Red Wings will not be intimidated by the Blackhawks dominance in the first round because they have their own arsenals and ingredients of trampling down their opponents. Detroit’s Jimmy Howard can be the determining factor of the Red Wings to succumb the Blackhawks in this game. Howard was tough in the Game 7 against the Ducks in which he saved 31 shots and allowed only 2 goals.

Aside from Howard, the imminent presence of Johan Franzen and Pavel Dasyuk will carry the Red Wings into a position of trouncing the Blackhawks. Adding up is Henrik Zetterberg who can be deadly in attacking the defense of the opponents.

For the Red Wings, the NHL Playoffs has been a tradition for them to play as they are in their 22nd straight season. Thus, the Red Wings understand that they can maneuver this series by pulling off an upset to eventually advance to the next round.

Detroit Red Wings vs Chicago Blackhawks game time is at 8:00 PM ET. Looking for the Red Wings vs Blackhawks tv channel schedule? Who will win Game One? This is televised on NBC Sports Network.