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Mt. Hamiguitan Range Wildlife Sanctuary Inscribed on UNESCO's World Heritage List

Mount Hamiguitan Range Wildlife Sanctuary was officially inscribed in United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization's (UNESCO's) World Heritage List on June 23, 2014. Image Source:

Spurs dethrone the Heat, win 5th NBA title

A year after their heartbreaking seven-game defeat, their only loss in six finals appearances, the San Antonio Spurs win the 2014 NBA title with a 104-87 win over the Miami Heat in Game 5. Kawhi Leonard wins NBA Finals MVP. Source: San Antonio erased an early 16-point deficit and routed Miami for the fourth time in the series, denying the Heat's quest for a third straight championship. Lebron James had 17 first-quarter points to help the Heat get off to a strong start. But it wasn't enough. He finished with 31 points, 10 rebounds and five assists for the Heat, who lost their spot atop the NBA to the team that had it so long. Bosh finished with 13 points and Wade just 11 on 4-of-12 shooting for the Heat, providing James nowhere near the help he needed. “They were the better team", said Lebron . That’s how team basketball should

Spurs rout Heat in Game 4 to take a 3-1 lead

The San Antonio Spurs proved they are more determined this season and didn't let the Miami Heat take advantage of their home-court beating the defending champions in Game 4, 107-86 to take a commanding 3-1 lead in the 2014 NBA Finals. Source: It is the first time the Heat have trailed a series by two games since losing the 2011 Finals 4-2 to the Dallas Mavericks. The San Antonio Spurs now have three more chances to grab the championship trophy that slipped away last year. The way they're dominating the Miami Heat, they might need just one.

Leonard fuels Spurs in Game 3 to lead series 2-1

Kawhi Leonard was sensational for the San Antonio Spurs in Game 3 of the 2014 NBA Finals and scored his career-high 29 points, enough to beat the Miami Heat 111-92 and lead the series 2-1. The Spurs also shot 76 percent in the first half, a new NBA Finals record. Source: After the Heat even the series in Game 2 in front of San Antonio's crowd, the Spurs returned to the arena where they were oh-so-close to winning a fifth championship last year and came out playing like they were trying to build a lead that was impossible to blow. The Spurs led by as much as 25 and were only briefly challenged in their second lopsided victory in the series. The Spurs have done all of this without huge games from either Parker, Duncan, or Ginobili who just scored 15, 14 and 11 respectively. LeBron James just had 22 points, five rebounds and seven assists. He also had seven turnovers. Dwya

James and the Heat tie the series, beat Spurs 98-96 in Game 2

After being down 0-1 in the series, the Miami Heat bounced back behind the heroics of the back-to-back finals' MVP Lebron James to beat the San Antonio Spurs in Game 2 of the 2014 NBA Finals 98-96 and even the series at 1-1. The Heat had  16 consecutive playoff series with a road win and 13 straight wins after playoff loss in the big 3 era. Source: James had 35 points and 10 rebounds in a powerful bounce back from cramps that knocked him out of the key part of Game 1, leading the Miami Heat to a thrilling win over the San Antonio Spurs at a cooled-down AT&T Center.

Spurs handle Heat and the heat, win Game 1 of the NBA Finals

After meeting in the last year's NBA Finals, the San Antonio Spurs and the Miami Heat are back on court again to play against each other.  The Spurs stole Game 1 of the NBA Finals, not only beating the two-time defending champion Miami Heat 110-95 but surviving an in-house malfunction that made for a memorable and surreal setting.  Source: A power outage allegedly killed the air conditioner, bringing the temperature on the court to a balmy 89 degrees.  Eventually, it killed LeBron James' night too. James ended up with 25 points and six rebounds but wasn't a factor anymore on the fourth quarter due to cramps.  "They're trying to smoke us out of here," he told teammates during one stoppage in play.  Like the rest of them, James kept asking for more water.  But he could go no further with 7:31 left in the fourth, his left leg cramping so badly that he asked coach Erik Spo

Spurs set rematch with Heat, eliminate Thunder in Game 6

The San Antonio Spurs advanced to the NBA Finals for the second straight year after defeating the Oklahoma City Thunder 112-107 in overtime, Game 6 of the Western Conference Finals despite Tony Parker being out in the second half due to a sore left ankle. Source: But the Spurs responded well despite being down in the first half 49-42 and get back on track leading most of the second half with Boris Diaw playing well and ended as the top scorer for the Spurs with 26 points. Oklahoma City tried to answer every shot of the Spurs and they even tied the score, 91 to end the fourth quarter and force an overtime. But Tim Duncan, after having a quiet game came up big and played as a veteran leading his team to a victory with 10 points in the extended five minutes alone and all in all had 19 points and fifteen rebounds to seal the victory. Russel Westbrook was the lead