Antetokounmpo’s 2nd half explosion leads Bucks past Pistons for 2-0 lead

first_imgDA eyes importing ‘galunggong’ anew After scoring 10 points and playing only 14 minutes in the first half, Antetokounmpo scored Milwaukee’s first seven points in the third quarter.“It is about will,” Antetokounmpo said. “I knew they were going to put guys in the paint, crowd me. I just tried to have patience.”FEATURED STORIESSPORTSPrivate companies step in to help SEA Games hostingSPORTSPalace wants Cayetano’s PHISGOC Foundation probed over corruption chargesSPORTSSingapore latest to raise issue on SEA Games food, logisticsAs the Bucks took the court after halftime, Eric Bledsoe had some words of advice for the team’s leader.“Eric told me, ‘Be aggressive, it is going to come.’ That is what I tried to do,” Antetokounmpo said. PH underwater hockey team aims to make waves in SEA Games PLAY LIST 02:42PH underwater hockey team aims to make waves in SEA Games01:44Philippines marks anniversary of massacre with calls for justice01:19Fire erupts in Barangay Tatalon in Quezon City01:07Trump talks impeachment while meeting NCAA athletes02:49World-class track facilities installed at NCC for SEA Games02:11Trump awards medals to Jon Voight, Alison Krauss “For the most part, we came out and competed and we definitely made them feel us,” Jackson said.Game 3 is Saturday night in Detroit.Detroit clawed within seven in the fourth before the Bucks put it away, capped by a hard drive by Antetokounmpo on a break. He banked in an awkward reverse-angle shot while crashing to the floor after being fouled by Drummond. He completed the three-point play to make it 105-87.After falling behind early, Detroit battled back in the second quarter, finally taking a 57-56 lead on Jackson’s jumper with 28 seconds left. Bledsoe briefly put the Bucks back in front, but Jackson closed the half with a layup to give Detroit a 59-58 lead.“I thought we set the tone in the second quarter,” Detroit coach Dwane Casey said. “Our challenge has been extending hard play, not getting bored with fundamentals, not getting bored kicking the ball out, doing those things offensively.”TIP-INSPistons: Griffin took part in light drills at the morning’s shootaround while wearing a heavy brace on his leg. … Thon Maker, acquired from Milwaukee near the trading deadline, started in Griffin’s place for the second straight game. … Detroit committed two turnovers in the first half.Bucks: G Tony Snell, who continues to deal with a left ankle sprain, was inactive. Snell has been sidelined since rolling his ankle March 24 against Cleveland. Sterling Brown started at shooting guard in place of Snell. … Pau Gasol (left foot soreness) and Malcolm Brogdon (right foot plantar fascia) also remained out. … F Nikola Mirotic, who played 15 minutes and scored four points Sunday, had two points in 11 minutes in Game 2. Mirotic missed the last 11 games of the regular season after fracturing his left thumb March 19.LONG DISTANCEAntetokounmpo made a 3-pointer as part of his personal 7-0 run to start the third quarter. Ethel Booba twits Mocha over 2 toilets in one cubicle at SEA Games venue Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. The Bucks outscored Detroit 35-17 in the period to take a 93-76 lead into the fourth.“I don’t think he felt great about how he played in the first half,” Bucks coach Mike Budenholzer said about Antetokounmpo. “When he feels that way, he’s going to do something to change it.”Bledsoe led the Bucks with 27 points, and Khris Middleton had 24. Milwaukee is trying to win a series for the first time since 2001.“We knew they was going to come out with fight,” Bledsoe said. “We just had to match their intensity.”Luke Kennard had 19 points for Detroit. Reggie Jackson and Andre Drummond each added 18, and Drummond had 16 rebounds. Detroit star Blake Griffin sat out again with a left knee injury, but received a technical for the second straight game for arguing from the bench.ADVERTISEMENT Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Cayetano: Senate, Drilon to be blamed for SEA Games mess SEA Games hosting troubles anger Duterte MOST READcenter_img Hontiveros presses for security audit of national power grid Milwaukee Bucks’ Giannis Antetokounmpo gives high-fives to his teammates during the first half of Game 2 of an NBA basketball first-round playoff series against the Detroit Pistons on Wednesday, April 17, 2019, in Milwaukee. (AP Photo/Aaron Gash)MILWAUKEE — Saddled with early foul trouble and faced with an aggressive defensive scheme that kept him in check for the first two quarters, Giannis Antetokounmpo set the tone immediately in the second half.Antetokounmpo scored 13 of his 26 points in Milwaukee’s big third quarter and the Bucks beat the Detroit Pistons 120-99 on Wednesday night to take a 2-0 lead in the first-round playoff series.ADVERTISEMENT Celtics rally past Pacers to pull ahead 2-0 in first round series “I have been working on it a lot,” he said. “It is a part of my game now. That one went in and we were able to make a run. I know they are going to give me those shots the whole game. I’ve just got to be able to be mentally prepared and get to my rhythm and take those shots.”Detroit’s plan was to keep Antetokounmpo out of the paint and force him to shoot from deep. “That’s the shot right now in his career, you want him to shoot those threes. But the day is going to come when Antetokounmpo is going to make that shot consistently and we are all going to be in trouble.”KENNARD GETS STARTAfter Luke Kennard scored 21 points off the bench in Game 1, Casey inserted into the starting lineup.“Starting or coming off the bench, either way is fine with me,” Kennard said. “We wanted to create a little bit more space on offense. I thought we did that and got some good looks.”PACKERS SHOW SUPPORTGreen Bay Packers quarterback Aaron Rodgers and girlfriend Danica Patrick attended the game. Packers left tackle David Bakhtiari, sporting a Bucks cap, guzzled can of Spotted Cow beer while being shown on the scoreboard.BREWERS CHEERING SECTIONSeveral members of the Milwaukee Brewers also cheered on the Bucks, including reigning National League MVP Christian Yelich, pitchers Jhoulys Chacín and Jeremy Jeffress, manager Craig Counsell and president of baseball operations and general manager David Stearns. 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Clinical Australia outplayed us in both games: Virat Kohli after India’s T20I series loss

first_imgBrief scores – Australia (194/3) beat India (190/4) by 7 wickets to sweep series 2-0 in Bengaluru. Maxwell (113*), Short (40), Shankar (2/38). Scorecard | HighlightsIndia captain Virat Kohli didn’t mince his words and conceded that his team was completely outplayed by Australia in all three departments throughout the two-match T20I series on Wednesday.Australia rode on Glenn Maxwell’s unbeaten 113 to chase down the target of 191 set by India in the second T20I and sweep the series 2-0 at the M Chinnaswamy stadium in Bengaluru.Kohli did feel that his bowlers were hard done by the dew on the field in the second innings but also admitted that Maxwell’s knock was just too hot to handle for the hosts.”Australia outplayed us in both games, they were more clinical with bat, ball and on the field. We put up a decent total, 190 is a good score on any ground, but there was too much dew around, and when Maxy plays an innings like that, you can’t do too much,” Kohli said at the post-match press conference.An outstanding knock of 113* from Maxwell guides the visitors to a 7-wkt victory in the second T20I.Australia win the series 2-0 #INDvAUS (@BCCI) February 27, 2019″We would have liked to get across the line in at least this game but I can’t be too hard on the bowlers due to the amount of dew.Bangalore wicket was back to normal, you could trust your technique and game and just go for it, tonight was one night where it came off, but it doesn’t matter because we lost.”advertisementThis was Kohli’s first bilateral T20I series loss at home since he took over the captaincy from MS Dhoni in the limited-overs formats in 2017. India had lost the first match by 3 wickets in Vizag.In fact, India have lost just four bilateral series at home in the shortest format.Kohli now has the five-match ODI series to look forward to where India will be looking to fine-tune their 15-member squad for the upcoming ICC World Cup in May.”Every team will look to fine-tune whatever they need to before the World Cup, and we’ll keep doing that in the ODI series too, but we still want to win every match we play.”We wanted to give everyone some game time, we’ve seen how these guys react in different situations, and we have a few more games to see how they keep doing under pressure,” Kohli said.Earlier, India posted 190 for 4 after being put into bat with Kohli top-scoring for the hosts with 72 off 38 balls while KL Rahul (47) and MS Dhoni (40) also made significant contributions.The focus now shifts to the five-match ODI series which will begin on March 2 with the first match, which will be a day-night game, to be played at the Rajiv Gandhi International stadium in Hyderabad.Also Read | Glenn Maxwell’s 3rd hundred delivers historic T20I series win for Australia vs IndiaAlso Read | India vs Australia: MS Dhoni stretches 2.14 metres to foil Handscomb stumping attemptAlso Read | India vs Australia: Virat Kohli, MS Dhoni hit 50th career sixes in T20 InternationalsAlso Read | India vs Australia: Shikhar Dhawan 6th Indian to feature in 50 T20Islast_img read more

IPL 2019: KKR’s Kuldeep Yadav reveals Andre Russell’s only weakness

first_imgAndre Russell has showed signs of weakness against the turning ball, feels Kuldeep Yadav, insisting he has enough tricks up his sleeves to outwit the big-hitting West Indian in the World Cup.Russell has been a picture of consistency for Kolkata Knight Riders, amassing 257 runs from just 121 balls with a stunning ball striking rate of 212.39 in this IPL.However, his KKR teammate Kuldeep said he has found a chink in Russell’s armour which he will look to exploit during the May 30-July 14 showpiece event.”He has some problems facing a turning ball. If the ball is turning, then he has a weakness,” the 24-year-old told PTI in an interview.”It’s not just this, I’ve different plans to unleash against him in the World Cup. I know how to stop him and I’m very clear in my mind,” he added.He has been sharing the dressing room with Russell but Kuldeep conceded that he has never bowled to him at the nets.”He does not take chance against spinners. He’s a terror for pacers. And I’ve never bowled him at the nets. You are always under pressure when you’re hit for two sixes in a row,” he said.”It’s important how you comeback. All it takes is one ball to get the batsman out. You can assess a player’s character by that.”Kuldeep has so far taken just three wickets from six matches but the India wrist spinner said he is happy with his performance and he has matured as a cricketer.advertisement”If I’m not getting wickets it does not mean I’m not bowling well. Now I play as a matured cricketer and think more about the team. Even as I’m not taking wickets, my economy rate is tight,” he pointed out.”I feel in this IPL batsmen are not attacking me so much. The batsmen are no more hitting big shots against me. I’m conceding three-four boundaries in every match which means batsmen are trying to play safe barring one match against Delhi.””It’s such a format, you may have a bad day where you’re hit for runs. I’m not a magician who will do well in every match. You cannot say I will take so many wickets,” he said.The 24-year-old from Kanpur went on to cite the example of his fellow India spinner Yuzvendra Chahal, who has taken nine wickets from six matches but his team Royal Challengers Bangalore are yet to win a match.”Chahal performing well but team is not doing well. You have to play according to your plan. It does not matter if you take nine wickets when your team is at the bottom. I don’t think I’m not bowling well,” he reiterated.Kuldeep will have a role to play when KKR takes on Delhi Capitals at the Eden Gardens Friday.He, however, blamed the Eden wicket for not aiding spinners anymore.”The wicket does not help spinners anymore as it used to three-four years ago. It has become batting-friendly wicket. Good for T20 cricket,” he said.The World Cup is immediately after the IPL and late night matches and a hectic schedule is taking a toll on players but Kuldeep said they’re smart enough to handle themselves.”IPL is very different than World Cup. There’s no pressure in franchise cricket. You are under a lot of pressure when you play for India. Someone doing well in IPL also struggles for India. But of course you carry that confidence,” Kuldeep signed off.Also Read | Self-doubt creeps in when I don’t pick wickets, like in this IPL: Kuldeep Yadavlast_img read more

IPL 2019: Kuldeep Yadav breaks down after Moeen Ali onslaught at Eden Gardens

first_imgKuldeep Yadav was a broken man after Moeen Ali hit him for 3 sixes and 2 fours in his final over during the Kolkata Knight Riders vs Royal Challengers Bangalore match at the Eden Gardens on Friday. Kuldeep gave away 27 runs in the over but dismissed Moeen in the final ball of his spell. | KKR vs RCB – Live score |Kuldeep Yadav, who has had a nightmarish 2019 IPL campaign, finished with forgettable figures of1 for 59 off his 4 overs. This is now the joint-most expensive spell by a spinner in IPL history. What followed after the end of his final overs would have broken the hearts of even the RCB fans – Kuldeep, talked up by Virat Kohli as a major threat in the 2019 Cricket World Cup, broken down.Kuldeep Yadav was distraught and his eyes welled up as he crouched to recover from Moeen Ali’s furious assault. Nitish Rana went up to console Kuldeep but he was clearly distressed even as he took his position near the boundary ropes.In 9 matches in the 2019 Indian Premier League, Kuldeep Yadav has picked up only 4 wickets at an average of 71.50. Over the last year, Kuldeep and Yuzvendra Chahal have been India’s first choice spinners in the shorter formats. Chahal watched from the RCB camp as Moeen Ali took Kuldeep Yadav to the cleaners.Kuldeep Yadav had recently told India Today he starts to doubt himself when he does not pick up wickets for his team like in the IPL.”If you look at this IPL, I am not getting as many wickets as expected and then you start doubting yourself but I think the others are playing safe and they don’t want to give me wickets,” Kuldeep said.advertisementKuldeep Yadav, a talented chinaman bowler, admitted the Eden Gardens pitch wasn’t very helpful for spinners but even he would not have imagined going for 59 runs in 4 overs.Also Read | Virat Kohli hits 5th Indian Premier League hundred, 1st since 2016Also See:last_img read more

Vegas Computer’s Final Score Prediction For Alabama-Clemson

first_imgHead coach Nick Saban of the Alabama Crimson Tide and head coach Dabo Swinney of the Clemson Tigers.NEW ORLEANS, LA – JANUARY 01: Head coach Nick Saban of the Alabama Crimson Tide and head coach Dabo Swinney of the Clemson Tigers greet after the AllState Sugar Bowl at the Mercedes-Benz Superdome on January 1, 2018 in New Orleans, Louisiana. (Photo by Sean Gardner/Getty Images)We are only hours away from the Alabama-Clemson rubber match in the CFP National Championship Game.Prior to the game, Vegas computer OddsShark released a final score prediction for the game.OddsShark’s prediction is remarkably close, with Alabama projected to win by a razor-thin, 41.6-41.0 margin.Alabama and Clemson both come into the game with unbeaten 14-0 records.The two teams both went 12-0 in the regular season, won their respective conference title games, and the CFP semi-final games back in December.The two teams have split the previous meetings in the national title game. Alabama won the title 45-40 in the first meeting, with Clemson winning the second one 35-31.Last year, Alabama beat Clemson in the Sugar Bowl as part of the CFP semi-finals.The Crimson Tide come into the game as 5.5-point favorites.Alabama has scored 47.7 points per game while allowing 16.2, while Clemson has scored 44.3 points per game while allowing 12.9.last_img read more

Celebrate Nova Scotias Forests

first_imgWoodland owners and Nova Scotians interested in the outdoors are invited to enjoy the province’s forests through a series of field days, beginning Saturday, Sept. 17, to help celebrate National Forest Week. “I invite families and individuals to take part in the field day activities and to learn, explore, and enjoy the forests,” said Natural Resources Minister Lloyd Hines National Forestry Week runs from Sept. 18 to 24. The field days, held Saturdays between 9 a.m. and 4 p.m., will be hosted by a different 2016 Woodland Owner of the Year each week. Visitors to the woodlots can enjoy family-friendly activities, experience trails and learn about forests and being a woodland owner. Lunch will be available for purchase. The award winners were recognized earlier this year as outstanding woodland stewards who encourage sustainable woodland management and increase public awareness of the importance of private woodlands. Award presentations will begin around 12:30 p.m. on the following dates: — Sept. 17, eastern region recipients Frank and Lelia Machnik will welcome visitors to their woodland in Bayfield, Antigonish Co. — Sept. 24, central region and provincial recipients Matthew and Bonnie Harrison and family will host a field day on their property in Lynn Mountain, Cumberland Co. — Oct. 1, western region recipients Larry and Greta Goodwin of Hillgrove, Digby Co., will share their woodland with visitors To be eligible, nominees must own 20 to 2,000 hectares of woodland in Nova Scotia. Nominations are evaluated by a committee of foresters, wildlife specialists, industry representatives, previous winners and environmental or forestry students. Evaluation criteria include integrated resource management with an emphasis on wood production, commitment to sustainable goals, wildlife habitat protection, enhancing recreation opportunities, forest knowledge, and their woodland’s health. For more information, visit read more

35 dead as bus falls into gorge in JK

first_imgJammu: At least 35 people died and over a dozen were injured when an overcrowded bus skidded off a hilly road and fell into a deep gorge in Jammu and Kashmir’s Kishtwar district on Monday morning, officials said.The minibus, which was on its way from Keshwan to Kishtwar, skidded off the Keshwan-Thakrai road and rolled down into the deep gorge around 7.30 am, officials said. Kishtwar Deputy Commissioner A S Rana said that the 28-seater bus was carrying 52 passengers when the accident occurred, adding that a probe would be ordered. Also Read – Balakot strikes show major shift in govt’s handling of terror attacks: IAF chiefThirty-five people died and 17 others were injured, district Senior Superintendent of Police Shakti Pathak said. The police, security agencies and the locals launched a rescue operation and shifted the injured to the hospital. Choppers were flown in and three passengers were airlifted from the site to the Jammu Government Medical College Hospital here, officials said. Governor Satya Pal Malik expressed grief over the incident and announced an ex-gratia of Rs 5 lakh each to the next of the kin of the deceased. He directed the administration to provide the best medical treatment to the injured and wished them a speedy recovery. Also Read – Pak activated 20 terror camps, 20 launch pads along LoCMalik said the reasons for such incidents would be probed thoroughly and strong decisions would be taken in the next state administrative council (SAC) meeting to ensure strict action. A few months ago, the governor had directed the Transport Department officers to take away unfit vehicles and untrained drivers off the road, according to a Raj Bhawan spokesperson. Prime Minister Narendra Modi condoled the loss of lives. “The accident in Jammu and Kashmir’s Kishtwar is heart-wrenching. We mourn all those who lost their lives and express condolences to the bereaved families. May the injured recover at the earliest,” Modi tweeted. Union Home Minister Amit Shah also expressed sorrow over the deaths.last_img read more

Annan deplores loss of life during Israeli military incursions

He urged Israel to abide by its obligations under international law, including stopping the use of disproportionate force in densely populated areas and taking greater care to avoid injuring innocent civilians, his spokesman Fred Eckhard said.More than 50 Palestinians were reported injured, including several critically wounded children, he said.

Funeral arrangements set for retired state prosecutor

Visitation is scheduled for Thursday, August 29 at 4:00 p.m. at Croley Funeral Home Chapel located at 103 S. 2nd Street in Williamsburg with the funeral to begin immediately following at 7:00 p.m.Burial will be in Highland Memorial Gardens in Paintsville.To learn more, click here.Related Article: Whitley County Welcome Center on I-75 closing October 4 Retired Commonwealth’s Attorney for Whitley and McCreary counties, Allen Trimble, died 8-24-19 at Baptist Health in Corbin. He retired in 2018. He was a Paintsville-native WILLIAMSBURG, Ky. (WTVQ) – Funeral arrangements are set for retired state prosecutor Allen Trimble, who died Saturday at Baptist Health in Corbin at the age of 71.The Paintsville-native served as Commonwealth’s Attorney for Whitley and McCreary counties for more than 30-years before retiring last year.- Advertisement – read more

Motorcycle Concept Speeds Into The Future

first_imgLooking for a little bit of Tron with your motorcycle racing? A group of French design students, in what is sure to go down as the coolest final project in history, has put together a concept bike that has clearly been stolen from the future via time-traveling DeLorean.  The Saline Bird concept bike has a carbon-fiber frame and uses a compressed-air engine to hit speed-record level quickness. As part of the bike’s sleek, smooth style, the body work is just a leather slip fitted over the internal parts. Switching it out just means taking one bit of leather off and putting another on. The bike is made for the group Les Triplettes de Bonneville, who already hold four world speed records. Judging by their website, the team hits these mind-bending speeds on the Bonneville salt flats, regularly attending the SpeedWeek competitions. So, if you want to catch a glimpse of the closest thing to a light-bike, Nevada is a lot easier to get to than The Grid.AdChoices广告[via DesignBuzz]last_img read more

Carrie Fisher Debbie Reynolds HBO Documentary Set to Air in January Now

first_img The Fool Who Follows Him: 9 Solo Spin-Offs Disney Should Make NextEpisode IX Gets a New Screenwriter and John Boyega Discusses Leia’s Sendoff Stay on target In light of recent tragic events, a documentary starring Carrie Fisher and Debbie Reynolds, who died within a day of each other this week, will be premiering earlier than anticipated.Bright Lights: Starring Debbie Reynolds and Carrie Fisher, an HBO documentary that was initially slated for a March premiere date, has been pushed up to Jan. 7.The 95-minute film chronicles a moment in the lives of the mother and daughter, who were both Hollywood stars in their own rights. Fisher, who died at the age of 60 after complications from a heart attack, was obviously most famous for the Star Wars franchise. Reynolds, who died at the age of 84 after suffering a stroke just a day later, was known for classic musicals like Singin’ in the Rain.Fisher wanted to make the documentary as a tribute to her mother and her decades-long career“Carrie wanted to make Bright Lights for Debbie and Debbie wanted to make it for Carrie,” said Sheila Nevins, the president of HBO Documentary Films. “It’s a love story.”The documentary, which was filmed mostly in 2015, chronicles the relationship between the two actresses. In the clip below, you can see that the bond is beyond just blood: the two lived next door to each other in Beverly Hills and would often visit (or according to Fisher, she was doing the visiting).Reynolds, who was 83 at the time of filming, still had a Las Vegas act, which meant that Fisher was often expressing worry at her mother’s exhaustion. However, in typical Fisher fashion, it’s funny, punny, and heartwarming.At times, the documentary promises to be emotional too. Towards the end, Fisher, who suffered from bipolar disorder, has a manic episode in response to her mother’s physical health.Directors Fisher Stevens and Alexis Bloom paid tribute to the pair in a statement:“[They] were supremely kind human beings, and unusually perceptive. And when either one entered a room, the energy changed. Quite simply, we were iron filings to their magnets,” they said. “These women were more than mother and daughter; they were an expression of exquisite humanity in all its travail and triumph. They lived their days boldly. They sang every song worth singing (often together.) Carrie and Debbie loved each other profoundly. We are devastated they’re gone. And so very fortunate to have known them at all.”Fisher had previously worked with HBO on an adaptation of her one-woman show Wishful Drinking. The network will air an encore screening of it this Sunday at 9 p.m.last_img read more

Report Juventus reject AC Milans swap offer for Higuain

first_imgAC Milan’s proposed swap deal involving their captain Leonardo Bonucci for Gonzalo Higuain has been rejected by Juventus, reports Calcio MercatoThe Rossoneri are resigned to losing Bonucci this summer with the defender believed to have been unsettled by the ongoing uncertainty surrounding Milan’s financial future with club owner Li Yonghong having recently lost control of his shares to American Hedge fund Elliot Management due to his failure to pay off his loan debts.Milan boss Gennaro Gattuso has recently admitted that he is currently unsure if Bonucci will remain at the San Siro this summer or not.“It will be up to Leo and the club to decide, but I hope that Bonucci can stay here. I think that when a player expresses a desire, the coach must do all he can to convince him to stay,” he said on Bonucci.But it appears that Milan have decided to act first and have now reportedly offered Juventus the chance to resign the 31-year-old in return for their out-of-favour striker Higuain.Franck Ribery, FiorentinaFiorentina owner: “Ribery played better than Ronaldo!” Andrew Smyth – September 14, 2019 Fiorentina owner Rocco Commisso was left gushing over Franck Ribery’s performance against Juventus, which he rates above that of even Cristiano Ronaldo’s.The Argentina international appears almost certain to leave Turin this summer following Cristiano Ronaldo’s arrival from Real Madrid, which has deemed Higuain surplus to requirements.However, Juventus have rejected the offer but have not closed the door on reuniting with Bonucci this summer.The Old Lady feel that Milan should offer cash in the swap deal with Bonucci believed to be valued at €35m.The Serie A champions are asking Milan to come back with €25m included in their next offer and, in return, they will get Higuain.last_img read more

Klopp is not interested in Evertons stats

first_imgThe Liverpool manager wants his team to return to their winning path today against the Blues in the English Premier LeagueLiverpool and Everton will face off tonight in the English Premier League.And for the Reds manager Jurgen Klopp, he’s not interested in the Blues’ stats or their past encounters.“I’m not interested even for one second in records or stats from the previous meetings,” he told the club’s official website.“I’m not interested for one second about expectations or predictions. I’m not interested for one second who is favorite and who isn’t.”Jadon Sancho, Borussia DortmundCrouch: Liverpool could beat Man United to Jadon Sancho Andrew Smyth – September 14, 2019 Peter Crouch wouldn’t be surprised to see Jadon Sancho end up at Liverpool one day instead of his long-term pursuers Manchester United.“It’s a derby: two clubs who share a city and are separated by meters. The intense desire to win is something we can guarantee every supporter inside Anfield will have,” he added.“So for us as ‘the team’ it’s about delivering: go and channel the positive energy of this encounter; take extra juice from it.”“These games make you run harder, jump higher and give beyond what sometimes you realize yourself is possible,” he explained.“I trust my players entirely that they understand what is needed from them today. They’ve proved themselves over and over in this respect.”last_img read more

Deandrea remembers Michael Jackson moment

first_imgFacebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsAppProvidenciales, 25 Jun 2015 – This day in history Michael Jackson died at the age of 50; that was in 2009.Regrettably, I never got to meet or interview this musical icon but I did get to see him playful and guarded by about 30 Royal Bahamas Police Officers as he tried to make it to the stage at the opening of the Atlantis Resort on Paradise Island. Squatting beneath that canopy of officers, on assignment at that star-studded opening, I too dropped to the ground in a squat just to peep the King of Pop… he hailed me with a wide grin, covered his mouth as he laughed and then hit the stage transforming from a child-like genius to a musical master. If you are in the mood for some Michael J today; go to my FB page for a YouTube playlist of little known hits belted out by Jackson. Better yet, we’ve also got links to YouTube video of the opening in 1998 of the Royal Towers at Atlantis where he sang a song all of us could use these days, ‘Heal the World.’ WATCH NOW: Related Items:michael jackson TWO SWORN IN AT FINANCE TO COVER HARVEY’S JOB Facebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsAppcenter_img Recommended for you OVER 300 SUPPORT CRIME STOPPERS MICHAEL JACKSON BALLlast_img read more

Murray feels Brighton should have won

first_imgBrighton and Hove Albion drew 1-1 against Leicester City on Saturday, even after having one more man in the field for more than half the matchBrighton and Hove Albion didn’t take advantage of having one more man during the 1-1 draw against Leicester City.The Foxes saw how James Maddison was sent off at the 28th minute and played to a draw even with the disadvantage.“It was tough in the second half – we were much better against 11 men than we were with 10,” Seagulls’ Glenn Murray said to the club’s official website.Webster knows there’s a lot of competition before he debuts Manuel R. Medina – August 24, 2019 Brighton and Hove Albion defender, Adam Webster, hasn’t debuted in the English Premier League because he knows the competition is fierce.“They ran us down, they pressed and they were brave. We got sucked into their tempo and let them back in.”“We feel like we should have won, but it’s our own doing. We let Leicester back into the game even though they played with 10 men for a long time and, if we assess the game, I think it was a fair result.”“We got into good positions in the second half, we just made wrong decisions in those positions, which let us down,” he added.“It would have been nice to get the eighth [goal of the season] as well. But it’s not about that – it’s about the points we get, and we need to do a little bit better.”last_img read more

Weather Eye Its cold and dry in the lowlands and should continue

first_imgWe’ve had quite chilly weather, I would say, at least here in the lowest elevations. Early Monday morning was in the mid-20s in most of Vancouver, while at 1800 feet elevation in Portland’s West Hills, it was 41 degrees. Classic inversion. Amazingly, the afternoon freezing level was at 11,000 feet, which shows how high the warmer air aloft extended.I recorded a low of 23 degrees under clear skies early Monday morning, then the fog rolled in, making for some dicey black ice on the roadways. There was enough moisture falling from the freezing fog that a dust of white could be seen blowing around on some roads, almost like a light snowfall.Not much change to the weather pattern the rest of the week — maybe over the weekend we may see changes and things could go back to a wet pattern by the middle of the month. After all, it can’t stay dry forever, especially in December.At least we managed to get out of the 30s Monday with the weak sunshine, topping off at 44 degrees. Most cities from Kelso northward up I-5 remained in the 30s for highs.The heavy mountain snow fall in late November helped boost the snow water equivalent above normal in the Washington Cascades. Dec. 1 measurements were: 142 percent of normal in the north Cascades, 179 percent of normal in the central Cascades and 105 percent of normal in the southern Cascades. Of course, our dry spell is cutting into that early snow pack and I could see some barren spots appearing on the southern flank of Mount St. Helens on Monday afternoon.last_img read more

2 men shot in Oakland Park gated condo 1 dead

first_imgOAKLAND PARK, FLA. (WSVN) – One man is dead and another has been left fighting for his life after someone shot them inside a gated condominium in Oakland Park.According to police, two men got shot inside a guarded condo complex, near Northwest 44th Street and 31st Avenue.One of the men died on the scene. The other man was rushed to the hospital with life-threatening injuries.Police said the men were targeted.No arrests have been made.Copyright 2019 Sunbeam Television Corp. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.last_img read more

Deerfield Beach warehouse catches fire again

first_imgDEERFIELD BEACH, FLA. (WSVN) – Firefighters returned to a Deerfield Beach warehouse to put out another fire.7Skyforce HD hovered over the scene as officials tried to put out the fire as the roof collapsed, along West Sample Road, near Southwest 10th Street.The warehouse has been vacant since fire caused significant damage there on July 3.Copyright 2019 Sunbeam Television Corp. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.last_img

Gold holds near sixmonth peak on weak risk appetite

first_imgDonald Trump holds three bars of gold bullion in New York, U.S., September 15, 2011.Reuters file [Representational Image]Gold prices inched lower on Wednesday as the dollar firmed but hovered near a six-month high, supported by political instability in the United States and concerns about a global economic slowdown.FUNDAMENTALS* Spot gold XAU= slipped 0.2 per cent to $1,265.46 per ounce as of 0052 GMT. The metal touched $1,270.50 in early trade, its highest level since June 25.* U.S. gold futures GCv1 were down 0.3 per cent at $1,268.10 per ounce.* The dollar index .DXY, a gauge of its value versus six major peers, was steady at 96.583 in early Asian trade. * U.S. President Donald Trump on Tuesday said the partial shutdown of the federal government was going to last until his demand for funds to build a wall on the U.S.-Mexico border is met.* Trump expressed confidence on Tuesday in Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin amid worries over a weakening economy and a stock market slump, but repeated his criticism of the U.S. Federal Reserve, saying it has raised interest rates too quickly.* A U.S. court on Monday ordered North Korea to pay $501 million in damages for the torture and death of U.S. college student, a ruling that comes at a sensitive time in U.S.-North Korea diplomatic relations.* Asian stocks were shaky early on Wednesday after a widespread tumble gripped global markets earlier in the week, with concerns over the state of U.S. politics prompting investors to turn away from risk assets. * China plans to remove import and export tariffs in 2019 on a range of goods, including import taxes on alternative meals used in animal feed, to secure supplies of raw materials amid trade tensions with the United States and boosting outbound cargoes.* China’s soybean imports from the United States plunged to zero in November, marking the first time since the trade war between the world’s two largest economies started that China, the world’s largest soybean buyer, has imported no U.S. supplies.* Russia’s VTB Capital, one of the country’s biggest gold traders, reduced gold exports in 2018 due to higher demand from Russia’s central bank and lower demand in China, its commodities head said.last_img read more

Despite Broad Support John Cornyns Bipartisan Gun Bill Could Be In Danger

first_img Share Mengwen Cao/KUTSen. John Cornyn.The U.S. House has passed a bill allowing gun owners with licenses to carry firearms to carry those firearms weapons across state lines. It’s a bill the National Rifle Association has dubbed a “legislative priority.”Following the deadly mass shootings in Sutherland Springs and Las Vegas, legislators in Washington are also looking for a consensus on improving the national background check system for gun purchases, as well as banning a device known as “bump stocks.”Katie Zezima, a national correspondent for the Washington Post, says the new “concealed reciprocity” bill would essentially treat a concealed carry permit like a driver’s license.“You could take it across state lines no problem,” she says. “Right now, you can’t. You have to just use your concealed carry permit in the state that you got it.”In part, the legislation is controversial because gun permit laws vary so much from state to state.“Some states have very strict criteria, like New York and Maryland,” she says. “They require safety training, that sort of thing. Other states have much less strict permitting regulations. In Texas, you have to be over 21, you have to have been a citizen of the state for six months. There are a few other things, you can’t have felonies.”In a separate bill, Texas Republican Sen. John Cornyn co-authored a plan to strengthen the background check system. That legislation comes in the wake of the Sutherland Springs massacre, in which the shooter’s offenses were not reported to this database by the Air Force, which allowed him to obtain a weapon.Zezima says that Cornyn’s background check bill had support from both sides of the aisle, but now that could change because the House GOP has paired it with the concealed reciprocity bill.“[The concealed reciprocity bill] was very controversial when it was introduced and it’s become even more controversial now because the House has linked it to one of the few, if only, bipartisan gun bills to be before Congress in a very long time,” she says.Zezima says the background check legislation was expected to pass easily through Congress, but now that the House has linked it with the controversial concealed reciprocity bill, the fate of both bills rests in the Senate.Written by Jen Rice.last_img read more