March 2, 2022 2:53 p.m.
It’s showtime for Pinoy hoops fans, especially Lakers supporters, as SKY brings HBO’s newest sports drama series chronicling one of the world’s most popular basketball teams in “Winning Time: The Rise of the Lakers Dynasty,” premiering exclusively on HBO and HBO GO starting March 7 (Monday), 10.00 a.m., same time as the US on HBO, and will be available to stream on HBO GO.
Based on the book “Showtime: Magic, Kareem, Riley, and the Los Angeles Lakers Dynasty of the 1980s” by New York bestselling author Jeff Pearlman, the ten-episode HBO Original series executive produced by award-winning filmmaker Adam McKay depicts the iconic rise of the Los Angeles Lakers as the most dominant and revered basketball dynasty in the ’80s.
Relive how American business mogul Jerry Buss, portrayed by actor-comedian John C. Reilly, helped steer the franchise to basketball greatness, winning title-after-title during the team’s historic Showtime era with the help of head coach Pat Riley (Adrien Brody), superstar big man Kareem Abdul-Jabbar (Solomon Hughes), and the charismatic floor general Earvin “Magic” Johnson (Quincy Isaiah).
In addition to their on-court success, follow the team’s off-court drama that made headlines and defined their legacy throughout the years.
Also starring in this star-studded HBO Original are Jason Clarke, Norm Nixon, Sally Field, Hadley Robinson, Jason Segel, Gabby Hoffman, Rob Morgan, Tamera Tomakili, Michael Chiklis, Sean Patrick Small, and more.
Relish some of basketball history’s greatest years and stars in “Winning Time: The Rise of the Lakers Dynasty,” beginning March 7 at 10 AM the same time as the US, with a same-day encore at 10 PM on HBO via SKYcable (SD Ch. 54 and HD Ch. 168 in Mega Manila; SD Ch. 402 and HD Ch. 710 in regional areas). Following its premiere, new episodes will air every Monday at 9 a.m.
Fans can also stream the series on-demand on HBO GO, also available via SKY subscription for as low as P99 a month.
Existing SKYcable subscribers with an HBO PAK subscription can automatically enjoy HBO GO at no extra cost. To learn more on how to avail, visit mysky.com.ph/hbogo.
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Satisfy your cravings with these best-selling Nanyang drinks
September 15, 2023 3:30 p.m.
Nanyang isn’t only known for its Laksa Prawn, Cheesy Chicken Chop Noodles and Singapore’s best selling Hainanese Chicken Rice and Kopi.
It also has several best-selling drinks to whet your appetite and satisfy your sweet tooth, such as Iced Teh Melaka, Kopi Jelly Milk Tea, Milo Dinosaur and Kopi O.
Head over to your nearest Nanyang branches nationwide.
USA back on top; Germany takes Top 3 spot in FIBA World Ranking
September 15, 2023 1:28 p.m.
MIES (Switzerland) – The recent completion of the prestigious FIBA Basketball World Cup 2023 has produced some eye-catching positive climbs in the latest FIBA World Ranking Men, presented by Nike.
USA reclaim pole position with 786.6 points after benefiting from their consistency at major tournaments over the last three summers. Finishing in fourth place at the FIBA Basketball World Cup where they outperformed former number one nation Spain, their run to the Semi-Finals came off the back of winning an Olympic title at Tokyo in 2021 and also taking bronze at the FIBA AmeriCup 2022.
Recently crowned FIBA Basketball World Cup 2023 champions Germany have another slice of history to enjoy as they step into the top three of the rankings for the very first time after moving up a massive eight places and onto 759.7 points. Their stunning success made all the more incredible because of the fact they made the journey to the top step of the podium without tasting defeat.
Canada also have another reason to celebrate too, with their maiden FIBA Basketball World Cup medal fueling an even bigger rise of nine spots. They now occupy sixth position with 745.5 points.
Serbia performed in outstanding fashion to make the title game and their second-placed finish gave their fans something to be proud of. Those supporters can also now enjoy and reflect on their country being a top five nation again as they move up a place and into fifth position on 755.6 points.
Meanwhile, when it comes to the scale and impact of climbing the rankings in the upper echelon, nobody can match Latvia. They have rocketed up a staggering 22 places and into the top 10 after their heroic underdog displays which ensured they took fifth place at the FIBA Basketball World Cup. They now sit in 8th position on 743.7 points.
There were many other teams who impressed at the flagship event, including Brazil who recorded three wins in five games and moves up a place into 12th in the rankings on 660.5 points. The Americas region can also boast a nice move upwards of five places into 16th for Puerto Rico on 611.1 points, while Dominican Republic rise six spots into 18th place on 561.9 points.
There were also notable improvements for Georgia who move up 10 positions and into 23rd on 465.9 points, Japan jump 11 spots to 26th on 432.2 points and Lebanon claim an uplift of 16 places into 28th on 423.3.
One nation that truly made everyone sit up and take notice at the FIBA Basketball World Cup 2023 were first-timers South Sudan. They made history by beating China to claim a first win at the event, then pushing on to beat the Philippines and Angola. This has resulted in a sensational climb of 32 spots in the rankings. They now find themselves in 31st place with 375.5 points.
For more information about the method used in the calculation of the FIBA World Ranking Men, please refer to the “How It Works” section.
Click here to view the full FIBA World Ranking Men, presented by Nike.