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NFL players union unhappy at Brady, Wilson workouts

Jun 29, 2020 - 9:46 PM

Buccaneers star Brady and Seahawks signal-caller Wilson have both faced scrutiny recently after conducting throwing sessions with receivers

HIGH EXPECTATIONS. All eyes will be on Tom Brady when he debuts for the Buccaneers in the NFL. Photo from Instagram/@buccaneers

LOOKBACK: Top athletes who spoke out against oppression

Jun 07, 2020 - 8:52 PM

These superstar athletes bravely fought bigger battles outside their sport

THE GOOD FIGHT. NBA legend Bill Russell (left) and LeBron James prove to be champions even off the court. Photo by Ezra Shaw/Getty Images/AFP

Rockets' Westbrook donates 650 computers to needy kids

Apr 14, 2020 - 5:17 PM

Russell Westbrook helps children have access to online education as schools remain shut down

GIVING ACCESS. Russell Westbrook donates computers to help children have access to online education. Photo from NBA Twitter

NBA fines Timberwolves $25,000 for resting D'Angelo Russell

Feb 28, 2020 - 11:39 AM

The league continues its crackdown on teams trying to use the term 'load management' to sit out players

NEW CHAPTER. Traded by the Warriors, D'Angelo Russell averages over 25 points a game with the Timberwolves. Photo by Michael Reaves/Getty Images/AFP

Westbrook says he's unfairly branded 'bad guy'

Feb 22, 2020 - 9:38 AM

After another ejection hiked his tally of techs to a league-leading 13, Russell Westbrook finds it all 'unfair'

HOUSTON, TX - OCTOBER 24: Russell Westbrook #0 of the Houston Rockets reacts after a dunk in the second half against the Milwaukee Bucks at Toyota Center on October 24, 2019 in Houston, Texas. NOTE TO USER: User expressly acknowledges and agrees that, by downloading and or using this photograph, User is consenting to the terms and conditions of the Getty Images License Agreement. Tim Warner/Getty Images/AFP

Westbrook's 41 points shoot Rockets past Lakers

Feb 07, 2020 - 3:46 PM

Russell Westbrook and the Rockets drop a 16-3 bomb against a stunned Lakers to close out the game

ON FIRE. Russell Westbrook reaches a scoring milestone in the Rockets’ big win. Photo from NBA

Westbrook, Paul highlight NBA All-Star reserves

Jan 31, 2020 - 10:22 AM

Traded for each other in the offseason, Houston's Russell Westbrook and Oklahoma City's Chris Paul headline the All-Star reserves

Lakers shoot down reeling Rockets

Jan 19, 2020 - 2:24 PM

LeBron James and the Lakers rally to overcome the combined 69-point game of Russell Westbrook and James Harden

BACK TO WINNING. The Lakers rebound from a shock loss as LeBron James drops a double-double. Photo from NBA

Negros town councilor, pastor gather 62,000 face masks for Taal eruption victims

Jan 16, 2020 - 2:46 PM

Dubbed 'From Negros and Panay with Love,' Councilor Jason Tupas and Pastor Russell Ban also distribute a generator set, hand towels, used clothes, toiletries, water containers

HELP. Hinobaan, Negros Occidental Councilor Jason Tupas (right), Pastor Russell Ban of Roxas City, Capiz (2nd from left) meet Batangas Governor Hermilando Mandanas after they arrive in Batangas on Thursday, January 16. Photo courtesy of Jason Tupas

Chris Paul, Thunder spoil Westbrook's return

Jan 10, 2020 - 3:48 PM

Oklahoma City pays tribute to former team star Russell Westbrook but shows no mercy on the floor as the Thunder rout the Rockets

Harden, Westbrook combine to stop Nuggets

Jan 01, 2020 - 12:42 PM

The Rockets score a payback win over the Nuggets as James Harden and Russell Westbrook team up for 63 points

Westbrook scores 40 in Rockets' win over the Clippers

Dec 20, 2019 - 5:00 PM

Russell Westbrook finishes with a double-double of 40 points and 10 rebounds

STUNNING. Russell Westbrook tallies a double-double of 40 points and 10 rebounds in the Rockets' win over the Clippers. Photo from NBA Twitter

Westbrook triple-double fuels Rockets over Raptors

Dec 06, 2019 - 4:31 PM

Ben McLemore unloads a season-high 28 points in helping the Houston Rockets blast the Toronto Raptors

TD NIGHT. File photo Russell Westbrook of the Houston Rockets during a game against  the Los Angeles Clippers. Photo by Sean M. Haffey/Getty Images/AFP

Warriors lose Russell for 2 weeks to thumb injury

Nov 17, 2019 - 10:04 AM

Hard luck continues to follow the former champions as the Warriors – already toting an NBA-worst 2-11 record – lose another star in D'Angelo Russell

MAJOR BLOW. Team top scorer D'Angelo Russell (left) won't see action during the Warriors' four-game road trip. Photo by Harry How/Getty Images/AFP

Westbrook passes Magic for career triple-doubles

Oct 27, 2019 - 4:56 PM

Russell Westbrook posts his 139th career triple-double to bump off Magic Johnson at No. 2 in the all-time list

Tim Warner/Getty Images/AFP

WATCH: Harden, Westbrook take responsibility for Rockets defeat

Oct 25, 2019 - 9:54 PM

New Rockets star duo James Harden and Russell Westbrook fail to launch in their first game versus Giannis Antetokounmpo’s Bucks

BETTER JOB. Former MVPs James Harden and Russell Westbrook still think they need to be better. Photos by AFP

WATCH: New Warriors star Russell takes Green advice

Oct 25, 2019 - 8:43 PM

'I've always just wanted to be better and apply myself better going into this new year,' says new Warriors guard D'Angelo Russell

NEW TEAM. D'Angelo Russell impresses in his Warriors debut. Photo from Twitter/@warriors

Harden, Westbrook want to play for USA at Tokyo Olympics

Sep 28, 2019 - 11:28 AM

Rockets stars James Harden and Russell Westbrook hope to bring their explosive tandem to Team USA's Olympic campaign

ROCKET MEN. Russell Westbrook and James Harden add their names to the list of NBA superstars committing to play in the 2020 Tokyo Olympics. Photo from Houston Rockets

Russell Crowe slams 'joke' seating at USA-Australia basketball

Aug 23, 2019 - 4:54 PM

The pre-World Cup showdown between the US and Australia draws a lot of flak from basketball fans, including A-list actor Russell Crowe

Kemba Walker (center) leads the NBA-powered US team that lacks the usual firepower. Photo by Harry How/Getty Images/AFP

WATCH: Westbrook 'to sacrifice' for Rockets in Harden reunion

Jul 27, 2019 - 5:13 PM

Fans and pundits have been skeptical of the pairing of NBA's most ball-dominant players, but Russell Westbrook and James Harden believe it will work

MOST VALUABLE PLAYERS. James Harden and Russell Westbrook form a deadly duo for the Houston Rockets. Photo from Twitter/@HoustonRockets

Labor officer is DSWD's 'outstanding partner' in Catanduanes livelihood program

Jul 21, 2019 - 8:40 AM

Labor officer Russel Ulysses Nieves says addressing poverty is a collaborative effort and cannot be done by one government agency alone

AWARDEE. DOLE Catanduanes officer-in-charge Russel Ulysses Nieves during the awarding ceremony. Photo courtesy of DOLE Bicol

Westbrook 'eternally grateful' to OKC, Harden vows 'fun'

Jul 13, 2019 - 10:01 AM

'It's been a dream and a whirlwind,' Russell Westbrook writes as he leaves the Oklahoma City Thunder after 11 seasons

SCORING POWERHOUSE. The Houston power pairing of Russell Westbrook and James Harden unites the NBA's two top scorers over the past 5 seasons. Photo by Bob Levey/Getty Images/AFP

Thunder trade Westbrook to Rockets for Chris Paul, draft picks

Jul 12, 2019 - 9:23 AM

(UPDATED) The blockbuster deal reunites former MVPs Russell Westbrook and James Harden

OLD TIMES. Russell Westbrook forms another  power duo with former teammate James Harden. Gene Sweeney Jr./Getty Images/AFP

Rockets eye deal for Thunder star Westbrook – reports

Jul 08, 2019 - 11:15 AM

The Rockets are interested in Russell Westbrook as the Thunder look to rebuild after Paul George asked for a trade to the Clippers to join Kawhi Leonard

BYE BRODIE? Russell Westbrook could reunite with his former Thunder teammate James Harden with the Rockets. File photo from NBA's Twitter account (@NBA)

Nets trade D'Angelo Russell to Warriors

Jul 01, 2019 - 12:15 PM

D'Angelo Russell is coming off his first All-Star selection and a runner-up finish for the Most Improved Player award

D-LOADING. D'Angelo Russell will join the Warriors, his third NBA team. Photo from Brooklyn Nets' Twitter account (@BrooklynNets)

Senior high school student pays tribute to taxi driver father

Jun 16, 2019 - 11:08 AM

‘Lahat ng medalyang nakamit ko ay para lamang sayo. Walang tatalo sa tatay na katulad mo!’ says Ryan Russel Reyes

FATHER AND SON. "Presensya at pagmamahal mo pa lang, busog na busog na ako," said Ryan. Photo taken from Ryan Reyes' Facebook page

Thunder stars Westbrook, George undergo surgery

May 08, 2019 - 2:53 PM

Russell Westbrook is expected to return to basketball activities in 3 weeks, but Paul George's return remains indefinite

RECOVERING. Paul George and Russell Westbrook look forward to the next season after the Thunder's first-round playoff exit. Photo by Streeter Lecka/Getty Images/AFP

Westbrook shrugs off critics after playoff exit

Apr 26, 2019 - 10:18 AM

'If you want to determine my career and what I've done over two, three games, you go ahead,' says Thunder star Russell Westbrook

UNRUFFLED. Russell Westbrook doesn’t care about all the talk after the Thunder fall short anew. Photo by Al Bello/Getty Images/AFP

Westbrook, Thunder trim Blazers’ series lead

Apr 20, 2019 - 1:31 PM

The Thunder cut their series deficit to 2-1 as Russell Westbrook outduels Damian Lilliard and the Blazers

EXPLOSIVE. Russell Westbrook puts the Thunder back in the series with the Blazers. Photo by NBA Twitter

Westbrook posts triple-double average for 3rd straight season

Apr 06, 2019 - 2:08 PM

The former MVP hits another NBA milestone as the Thunder sink the Pistons in a crucial duel

UNPRECEDENTED. Russell Westbrook becomes the only player to average a triple-double in consecutive seasons. Photo from NBA Twitter

Westbrook becomes NBA's second 20-20-20 man

Apr 03, 2019 - 11:54 AM

Former MVP Russell Westbrook records an astonishing 20 points, 20 rebounds and 21 assists as the Thunder roll past the Lakers

HISTORIC. Russell Westbrook joins the legendary Wilt Chamberlain in the record books. Photo from NBA Twitter

Workers jump to their deaths as Dhaka office block fire kills 19

Mar 28, 2019 - 5:49 PM

(4th UPDATE) Officials say at least 6 people died after jumping from the 22-floor building

DHAKA BLAZE. Bangladeshi firefighters try to extinguish a blaze in an office building in Dhaka on March 28, 2019. Photo by Munir Uz Zaman/AFP

Westbrook, George power Oklahoma's bounce-back win

Mar 28, 2019 - 2:38 PM

The Thunder rebound from a shock defeat with a convincing win over the Indiana Pacers

TRIPLE-DOUBLE. Russell Westbrook claims  his 29th triple double of the season before a delighted home crowd. Photo from NBA Twitter

Virtuoso Harden, Westbrook efforts go in vain

Mar 21, 2019 - 3:14 PM

James Harden erupts for 57 points and Russell Westbrook also scatters 42 points but both fail to lead their teams to victory

NOT ENOUGH. Russell Westbrook and Paul George deliver the numbers but fall short in leading the Thunder past the Raptors. Photo by Ezra Shaw/Getty Images/AFP

Thunder star Westbrook hit with suspension

Mar 18, 2019 - 1:06 PM

The former MVP incurs his 16th technical foul, which automatically earns a suspension under NBA rules, after charging on Klay Thompson

SIDELINED. Russell Westbrook will miss one game for the Oklahoma City Thunder. File photo by Gene Sweeney Jr./Getty Images/AFP

WATCH: Jazz ban fan for life, but Westbrook also fined $25,000 over bust-up

Mar 13, 2019 - 9:41 AM

Utah issues a permanent ban on Shane Keisel, the Jazz fan who figured in an expletive-laden altercation with Thunder star Russell Westbrook

DISRESPECTED. Former NBA MVP Russell Westbrook says the incident was ‘completely disrespectful’ and ‘racial.’ Photo by Will Newton/Getty Images/AFP

WATCH: Russell Westbrook revives beef with Utah Jazz fans

Mar 12, 2019 - 1:57 PM

'The young man and his wife in the stands told me to get down on my knees like you used to,' says Westbrook

'INAPPROPRIATE'. Russell Westbrook gets into a verbal war with two Utah fans. File photo by Gene Sweeney Jr./Getty Images/AFP

WATCH: Top 3 NBA plays

Mar 05, 2019 - 8:21 AM

James Harden cooks both Kyrie Irving and Jayson Tatum with his patented stepback jumper

THE BEARD. James Harden shows no mercy on the Boston Celtics as the Houston Rockets cruise. File photo from Twitter (@NBA)

Hanoi police hold Trump, Kim impersonators for questioning

Feb 23, 2019 - 3:03 PM

About 10 police officers show up at a local TV station where Kim Jong-un and Donald Trump impersonators Howard X and Russell White were giving an interview

DEADRINGERS. Kim Jong Un and Donald Trump impersonators Howard X (L) and Dennis Alan (R) shakes hands during a promotional event on June 9, 2018 in Singapore.  TOH TING WEI / AFP

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'

Westbrook salutes 'unbelievable' teammates after triple-double record

Feb 13, 2019 - 9:59 AM

'I've got some unbelievable teammates that make my job easy,' Russell Westbrook says of the Thunder after smashing a 51-year-old NBA record

HISTORIC. Former league MVP Russell Westbrook eclipses one of the many records of legendary Wilt Chamberlain. Photo from NBA Twitter

Westbrook ties NBA record as Thunder shock Rockets

Feb 10, 2019 - 2:07 PM

The Thunder roar back from a 26-point deficit against the Rockets behind Russell Westbrook's record-tying triple-double and Paul George's 45 points

HISTORIC. Russell Westbrook ties Wilt Chamberlain for most consecutive triple-doubles in history with 9 straight.Photo from NBA Twitter

Nets guard Russell replaces Oladipo at NBA All-Star Game

Feb 02, 2019 - 5:41 PM

Brooklyn Nets guard D'Angelo Russell gets his first NBA All-Star nod as replacement for injured Pacers star Victor Oladipo

SIZZLING SEASON. D'Angelo Russell boasts career-high averages of 19.6 points and 6.4 assists this season. Photo by Sarah Stier/Getty Images/AFP

Westbrook, Lowry named NBA All-Star 2019 reserves

Feb 01, 2019 - 6:06 PM

Russell Westbrook and 13 other players join the 10 starters who will be selected by captains LeBron James and Giannis Antetokounmpo

PRIME PICK. Former MVP Russell Westbrook receives his eighth All-Star selection. Photo by Matthew Stockman/Getty Images/AFP

IN NUMBERS: Westbrook, Rondo shake up NBA all-time assists list

Jan 30, 2019 - 6:33 PM

Averaging a league-leading 10.8 assists this season, OKC Thunder star Russell Westbrook can move up the ranks in a game or two

ONE OF A KIND. Russell Westbrook is the youngest active player in the top 25 of the NBA's all-time assists list. Photo by Twitter (@NBA)

WATCH: Westbrook, George power Thunder past Blazers

Jan 23, 2019 - 2:47 PM

The Thunder roll as Paul George drains 36 points and Russell Westbrook records another triple-double

Russell soars as Nets rally from 21 down to beat Magic

Jan 19, 2019 - 1:07 PM

Russell equals his career high total and buries the clutch three-pointer for the win

Wizards zap Thunder, spoil Westbrook's triple-double effort

Jan 07, 2019 - 1:46 PM

Bradley Beal and the Wizards put to waste Russell Westbrook's 12th triple-double of the season

Red-hot Harden lifts Rockets, Westbrook bounces back

Jan 01, 2019 - 1:42 PM

MVP James Harden joins Michael Jordan and Kobe Bryant as the only NBA players in the last 30 years to score at least 400 points in a 10-game span

HOAX: 'US diplomat' says Balangiga Bells were returned 'because of Duterte'

Dec 14, 2018 - 9:43 PM

“Nobody but nobody should ever claim success for that," President Rodrigo Duterte says