An imperfect 10

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Real Madrid: Bale’s relationship with Zidane is broken

first_imgThe fractious relationship between Gareth Bale and Zinedine Zidane at Real Madrid is showing no signs of improvement. Promoted ContentWhat Is A Black Hole And Is It Dangerous For Us All?This Guy Photoshopped Himself Into Celeb Pics And It’s Hysterical5 Of The World’s Most Unique Theme ParksPlus-Size Babes Who Will Make Your Heart Race6 Ridiculous Health Myths That Are Actually TrueBirds Enjoy Living In A Gallery Space Created For ThemGreatest Movies In History Since 1982Best & Worst Celebrity Endorsed Games Ever MadeThe Highest Paid Football Players In The WorldThe Very Last Bitcoin Will Be Mined Around 2140. Read More5 Of The World’s Most Unique Theme ParksWho’s The Best Car Manufacturer Of All Time? According to the front page of Tuesday’s edition of Marca, the relationship is ‘broken’ and there are ‘no solutions’ for the situation to improve. It cites the Welshman’s appearance from the bench in Sunday’s 3-1 win over Eibar, in which the player looked demotivated and did not show any warmth to Zidane on the timeline. The 30-year-old has only scored two goals in La Liga this season and none since the 2-2 draw at Villarreal in early September, finding himself a peripheral figure this campaign. Bale remained at Madrid beyond the January transfer window despite reports linking him with a return to Tottenham, while a transfer to China collapsed last summer.Advertisement Loading… A report last month in Marca claimed that Newcastle United will make signing Bale their priority once their Saudi-backed takeover is processed next month. Zidane confirmed Carvajal’s injury and a knock to Hazard. Read Also: Barcelona target Sporting CP goalkeeper A subsequent report in Marca stated that Madrid were desperate to sell the player this summer but are yet to receive any offers. It is claimed that Los Blancos believe they can put the forward in the shop window in the remaining 11 matchdays of the campaign as they attempt to drum up interest in his signature. FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmail分享 last_img read more

Ja Rule’s attempt to curse Kings goes about as well as Fyre Festival

first_imgJa Rule never really learned how to just take an “L” and keep moving.The 42-year-old rapper’s performance at the Timberwolves-Bucks game Saturday night didn’t go all that well. He appeared as part of “’90s night” at Fiserv Forum, joking that the Bucks brought out a 2000s rapper for some reason. He then tried to kick off his set by shouting “Are we ready?” before realizing the clear answer was “I guess not.” MORE: Why Josh Okogie is much more than a James Harden highlightThey did Ja Rule dirty during the Bucks halftime show 😂 pic.twitter.com/Rw7YOd2QT0— HIP HOP UPDATES (@RapAccess) February 24, 2019That gave the Timberwolves an easy alley-oop pass, and they finished off the dunk on Ja Rule with a reference to one of his old Fyre Festival tweets. Ja Rule was a co-founder of the infamous luxury music festival, which failed in spectacular fashion and spawned two documentaries about how the event unfolded and imploded.We too were hustled, scammed, bamboozled, hood winked, lead astray!!! pic.twitter.com/l9rhElC52d— Timberwolves (@Timberwolves) February 24, 2019And thus, the Ja Rule curse was born. You just jinx yourself talking to the GOD this way… your CURSED NOW!!! You won’t win a championship for the next 30 years… AND KAT IS LEAVING!!! Apologize and I’ll lift the CURSE!!! 😘 kiss of death… https://t.co/RzUn4vKx2Y— Ja Rule (@Ruleyork) February 24, 2019Fast forward to Monday’s game between the Timberwolves and Kings. Ja Rule’s curse got off to a rough start with Minnesota capturing a 112-105 victory. Sacramento’s social media team capitalized on the opportunity to blame Ja Rule for the loss.WHERE IS JA?! pic.twitter.com/27BTCbaecD— Sacramento Kings (@SacramentoKings) February 26, 2019Ja Rule tried to clap back, but he must have forgotten which team he was trying to curse because he told the Kings that Karl-Anthony Towns would eventually leave the franchise in free agency. Yeah… Towns doesn’t play for the Kings.Here comes the lob to the rim, and the slam! Hoop knowledge worse than Fyre Fest logistics. pic.twitter.com/BpQ9XOqgiu— Sacramento Kings (@SacramentoKings) February 26, 2019Oh, Kings point guard De’Aaron Fox just happened to be driving by…You need to curse Milwaukee 😂😂 “Are we reeeeaaaddddyyyy…I guess not” facea** https://t.co/AtGz85FSaU— De’Aaron Fox (@swipathefox) February 26, 2019After this Twitter debacle, Ja Rule clarified that both the Kings and Timberwolves are now cursed. Good to [email protected] @Timberwolves you’ve both been hit with the CURSE no CHAMPIONSHIPS for y’all… 😭😂🤣 And @KarlTowns is gonna leave in free agency!!! 😘— Ja Rule (@Ruleyork) February 26, 2019Ja, buddy, just head to the bench for a little bit. Take a seat. This isn’t the game for you.last_img read more

Monday December 30th Local Sports

first_imgORLANDO — Ian Books threw for 247 yards and one touchdown to lead 14th-ranked Notre Dame to a 33-9 victory over Iowa State in the Camping World Bowl. Tony Jones Jr. scored on an 84-yard run and finished with 135 yards rushing. Game MVP Chase Claypool had seven receptions for 146 yards and one TD. Brock Purdy threw for 222 yards without an interception for Iowa State. The sophomore quarterback was unable to get the Cyclones in the end zone, though, after throwing for 27 touchdowns during the regular season. EAST PEORIA, ILLINOIS — The NIACC women will play for 5th place later today at the Illinois Central Holiday Classic after dropping their opening game of the tournament on Saturday but bouncing back in the consolation bracket on Sunday. On Saturday, 13th-ranked Bryant & Stratton College of Wisconsin shut down the Lady Trojans in the fourth quarter, outscoring them 19-5 on their way to a 65-59 win. Sierra Morrow had 20 points, nine blocks and eight rebounds to lead NIACC. On Sunday, the Lady Trojans outscored Sauk Valley Community College of Dixon Illinois 54-11 in the middle two quarters en route to a 94-33 win. Freshmen Shinaana Secody and sophomore Autam Mendez both scored 17 points to lead the way for NIACC. The Lady Trojans will face Sinclair Community College of Dayton Ohio at noon today in the fifth place contest. MASON CITY — The North Iowa Bulls had planned to play their first game at the new downtown Mason City multi-purpose arena on Saturday night, but those plans were foiled by the winter weather in Minnesota that prevented their opponent Alexandria from traveling on Saturday. The game against Alexandria will be scheduled for a date to be determined. Those who had purchased tickets for Saturday night’s game may use them for this Friday’s home game against Breezy Point. If you had tickets and are not able to attend Friday night’s game, tickets can be exchanged for tickets to any remaining regular-season home game this season, or can be refunded starting today. The Bulls this weekend will also host Rochester on Saturday night. Both nights’ opening faceoff is scheduled for 7:30. MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — Eddy Piñeiro’s fourth field goal of the game for Chicago came from 22 yards with 10 seconds left, giving the Bears a 21-19 victory over Minnesota. The Vikings rested their regulars for the playoffs. Piñeiro finished the season with 11 straight made field goals, and the Bears went 8-8 to dodge what would have been a fifth losing record in six years. David Montgomery had 23 carries for 113 yards and a touchdown to cap a strong rookie season for the Bears. Mike Boone rushed 17 times for 148 yards and a score for the Vikings. The Vikings will travel to New Orleans for the opening round of the NFC playoffs this coming Sunday. LINCOLN, Neb. — University of Iowa sophomore center Monika Czinano posted a double-double with 17 rebounds and 16 points in a Big Ten women’s basketball opener Saturday, but the Hawkeyes fell to Nebraska, 78-69, at Pinnacle Bank Arena in Lincoln, as you heard on AM-1300 KGLO. The Hawkeyes (9-3 overall, 0-1 Big Ten) lost for just the second time since Nov. 20. Czinano, the nation’s field goal percentage leader, was 6 of 8 from the field. Iowa senior Kathleen Doyle scored a game-high 19 points and made 10 of 14 free throws. Mason City native Makenzie Meyer scored five points and had two steals in 38 minutes of play. Iowa hosts Illinois on Tuesday afternoon at 2 o’clock, a game you can hear on KGLO starting with the pre-game at 1:45. IOWA CITY — Luka Garza had 23 points as 25th ranked Iowa rolled to a 93-51 win over Kennesaw State on Sunday at Carver-Hawkeye Arena, as you heard on AM-1300 KGLO. Backup center Ryan Kriener had a career high 20 points on nine of nine shooting.Kriener and Garza combined to make 18 of 20 shots in the post.The win was Iowa’s fourth straight as the Hawkeyes improve to 10-3.Iowa coach Fran McCaffery on the play of Kriener.Iowa returns to Big Ten play on Saturday afternoon when they face Penn State at The Palestra in Philadelphia. ST. PAUL, Minn. (AP) — Ryan Pulock and Matt Martin scored less than 2 minutes apart early in the third period and the struggling New York Islanders rallied to beat the Minnesota Wild 3-1. Semyon Varlamov had 25 saves for New York, which won for the second time in six games. Ryan Donato scored for the Wild, which lost in regulation at home for just the third time in 15 games. Minnesota, which has played a league-high 24 road games, began a stretch of 18 of 23 contests at Xcel Energy Center.last_img read more

Tough times encourage change

first_imgShare Facebook Twitter Google + LinkedIn Pinterest By Matt ReeseIt is no secret that times have been tough for the dairy industry — so tough that change is inevitable. Some dairies have shut their doors. Others have grown larger or found a niche and specialized. MVP Dairy in Mercer County has reinvented the dairy supply chain.The jaw-dropping facility right on U.S. 33 has garnered plenty of attention in the last few months. The new dairy is home to nearly 4,500 cows that live in 6 freestall barns built for optimum cow comfort. The cows are milked in a state-of-the-art carousel milking parlor that is open for the public to see, first-hand, the origins of their dairy products from the soil to the grocery store.The impressive operation is a partnership between McCarty Family Farms and VanTilburg Farms and a close collaboration with the Danone facility in nearby Minster, the largest yogurt-making plant in the U.S., which produces leading brands such as Activia, Danimals, Dannon, Light & Fit and Oikos. Between 350,000 to 360,000 pounds of milk per day is produced at MVP Dairy. The milk is Non-GMO Project Verified for Danone North America and it all makes the 18-mile trip to begin the process of yogurt making within hours of leaving the cows. MVP’s milk accounts for nearly 10% of the milk processed in Minster. Danone-Minster also receives milk from nearly 40 other dairies within 100 miles of the plant.The project got its start with the intersection of the vision of two families working several states away from each other. VanTilburg Farms has a rich history in the Mercer County area. In addition to grain farming, the VanTilburg family business has grown and evolved into an agricultural service provider in northwestern Ohio, specializing in multiple services including cover crops and custom fertilizer and chemical application, poultry litter, soil sampling and trucking. Other business ventures include a commercial grain elevator, crop insurance business, trucking division and an excavation company.“Five years ago our family was looking to diversify. We were grain farmers and riding the roller coaster of the commodity markets up and down. We’d been doing a lot of value addedKyle VanTilburg, co-owner of MVP dairy, welcomes guests to the farm.cover crops and sustainability practices. We wanted to find a way to get some financial benefit from doing those practices. We researched some projects and came across the Dannon pledge and realized the things they were looking for from their dairy farmers we were already doing on the farm side, but we didn’t know anything about dairy farming,” said Kyle VanTilburg, co-owner of MVP dairy. “We started researching dairy farming and happened to meet up with the McCarty family. They were in Ohio actually looking at building or buying a dairy. We decided to partner up. We vetted each other for a while and decided to build a new facility close to our land base. That is how we got to where we are today.”The McCarty family has been milking for four generations. They operate dairies across the country in Beaver City, Neb.; Bird City, Kan.; Rexford, Kan.; Scott City, Kan.; and now MVP Dairy. The McCarty family built a relationship with Danone through their work with dairy and the VanTilbergs had the land base and conservation practices in place near the Minster plant, so they decided it made sense to team up to serve the Minster production facility.“Dannon is a very important part of the project. What they want to see is from the soil to the yogurt cup now and we can provide that transparency all the way through the food chain and that is really what the partnership is all about. We want to provide a quality product from the soil to a cup of yogurt,” VanTilburg said. “We are in a unique situation witThe cows are at ease in the impressive free-stall facilities at MVP.h this partnership. We provide non-GMO milk to Dannon for their non-GMO line of products. This was a new product line they added to the Danone Minster plant. With that scenario we are a cost plus operation, so we basically absorb those highs and lows all the time. [The McCarty family] already had a partnership like this with Dannon and they brought that to the table. We were able to negotiate off of that existing contract that they had. We miss out on the highs, but we also miss out on those lows. We wanted to figure out a way to avoid the big fluctuations in the market.”The facilities were designed with the latest technology to maximize animal comfort and minimize environmental impacts.“We are looking at a 4,500 freestall dairy facility, an 80-stall rotary, six free-stall barns, a milking parlor, and a learning center. The total construction was around 14 months,” said Jetse Boersma with Homan, Inc. that helped design and construct the facility. “They are milking 4,000 cows a day, around 600 cows an hour, three times a day. We all had the same vision, but it took a little different design. We started with the first floor, the second floor is offices and the beginning of the learning center, and the third floor is the viewing area. We needed a little more height in the building to make sure we had enough room for the viewing area for the public. The parlor is pretty standard.”The visitor-friendly facilities are designed to reduce odor and runoff by carefully managing the manure.“These are flush barns. The floors are on a 2% slope. From the back of the barn to the front of the barn is a 12-foot difference. We recycle all of the manure. It goes through separators. The water gets pumped into tanks and that recycled water is used to flush the barns,” Boersma said. “This was one of the more tricky designs we have ever done. It was a challenge but it was fun. The whole permitting process took 9 months before we could start moving dirt. We started with the feed area and worked our way up to the parlor and the freestall barns. They have every technology that is available right now in this facility.”The farm uses sand bedding that is reclaimed and reused as bedding. The manure and bedding is flushed from barns using recycled water multiple times per day. Using a four-step process, sand bedding is separated from the manure and reused, which removes approximately 15% of the manure volume.The processed manure moves to settling basins where 60% of the remaining solids settle and are then removed as nutrient-dense slurry. The remaining liquid flows into an anaerobic treatment cell, resulting in water with little to no odor. About 50% of this water is recycled daily for flushing of the barns. The remaining wastewater is reused for irrigation on no-till crop ground with rotations including cover crops, so there is always a growing crop on the land. The solids are variable-rate applied to area crops according to soil tests.The barns on the farm are tunnel ventilated to aid wind speed and cooling for the animals, with exhaust out the back of the buildings. The sides of the barns are constructed with a transparent polycarbonate siding that allows natural light in, benefitting the cows and reducing pests.MVP Dairy works with top experts in animal nutrition and well-being, with all McCarty Family Farms locations already having earned certification by Validus, an independent firm with the most stringent requirements for socially-responsible, scientifically-based, economically-viable and long-term solutions for dairy animal care. To help ensure the strictest animal welfare standards are followed, cameras monitored by a third party company for compliance review are installed throughout the dairy.“We are constantly striving to provide our cows with first-class care,” said Ken McCarty, co-owner of MVP Dairy.” “We know our cows’ well-being and sustainable farming practices bring value to the foods produced by Danone that are made with our milk so it’s important that we continue to push ourselves to do even better.”And, that philosophy especially applies when times are tough for the dairy industry.last_img read more

Super-Sized PV Installations

first_imgResidential photovoltaic systems often have a capacity of less than 10,000 watts, or 10 kW — which is usually enough to cover the needs of a single family. Commercial PV installations, on the other hand, are big and getting much bigger.At a data center in Maiden, N.C., Apple says it has finished a 20-megawatt array that covers 100 acres of land and produces 42 million kWh of energy per year. The company is adding a second 20 MW array that’s expected to be operating by late this year plus a 10 MW fuel cell.Apple says the PV system is the largest “end user owned” array in the country. In all, the company’s renewable energy production in Maiden will produce 167 million kWh of electricity a year, enough to power 17,600 homes. In Mexico, an even bigger installationIn La Paz, Baja California Sur, a 30 MW solar project is expected to be finished by August, according to an article in Power Engineering International.It is Mexico’s first utility-scale solar project to be built under an agreement between a private company and the country’s federal power company, the publication said.The 132,000 PV modules will be able to produce 82 gWh of electricity per year and will cover about 240 acres (100 hectares) of land. It will be the biggest solar electric facility in Latin America.Power Engineering International said Mexico’s total PV capacity is currently about 13 MW.last_img read more

Nadal wins 6th title of year in Beijing; Garcia beats Halep

first_imgNonong Araneta re-elected as PFF president LOOK: Loisa Andalio, Ronnie Alonte unwind in Amanpulo for 3rd anniversary This was Nadal’s second China Open title in four trips to the final. He won his first in his Beijing debut in 2005.“In 2005, I never will believe that I will keep playing tennis in 2017,” Nadal said.Nadal leads Kyrgios 3-2 in career meetings, and 2-1 this season. Kammuri turning to super typhoon less likely but possible — Pagasa Typhoon Kammuri accelerates, gains strength en route to PH Trending Articles PLAY LIST 00:50Trending Articles00:50Trending Articles00:50Trending Articles01:37Protesters burn down Iran consulate in Najaf01:47Panelo casts doubts on Robredo’s drug war ‘discoveries’01:29Police teams find crossbows, bows in HK university01:35Panelo suggests discounted SEA Games tickets for students02:49Robredo: True leaders perform well despite having ‘uninspiring’ boss02:42PH underwater hockey team aims to make waves in SEA Games LATEST STORIES “I was playing very high intensity the whole match, changing the directions and not making many mistakes,” Nadal said.Kyrgios offered Nadal eight break points in the first set with Nadal taking two service breaks.Kyrgios was angered by a line call in the first set and his complaints eventually cost him a penalty point at the start of the eighth game.Kyrgios didn’t make it onto the board in the second set until he was serving with Nadal already leading 5-0.“In the semifinal I played well, obviously beating Alex (Zverev),” Kyrgios said. “It’s a typical type of week for me: beat a player well, then pretty much no-show.”ADVERTISEMENT Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Frontrow holds fun run to raise funds for young cancer patients  Garcia also won her final in straight sets.“She played amazing tennis,” Halep said of Garcia. “She deserved to win today. She was better.”For Halep, the loss was particularly disappointing as she was unable to back up her guaranteed debut in the No. 1 ranking on Monday. She secured the top spot on Saturday with her semifinal victory over French Open champion Jelena Ostapenko.Halep’s best opportunity to rebound against Garcia ended when she failed to make good on any of the nine break points she had at 3-3 in the second set.“For sure it definitely turned the second set,” Garcia said. “This game was definitely very important.”In the second-set tiebreaker, the unseeded Garcia jumped out to 4-1, and on a first match point at 6-3 with Halep serving, the Romanian netted a forehand. Garcia fell to her knees in celebration.She is enjoying an 11-match winning streak, having captured her first title of the season at Wuhan last week. This is the second time she’s won a career-best 11 straight matches.“It was such an amazing two weeks,” Garcia said. “It went so fast.”Garcia saved a match point in her three-set quarterfinal victory over third-seeded Elina Svitolina of Ukraine.The last time Kyrgios played a No. 1 it was also against Nadal. In that 2014 fourth-round encounter at Wimbledon, the then 144th-ranked Kyrgios emerged a four-set winner.center_img Brace for potentially devastating typhoon approaching PH – NDRRMC Read Next MOST READ Hamilton wins Japanese GP to move closer to F1 title Rafael Nadal of Spain returns a shot to Nick Kyrgios of Australia during the men’s singles final match of the China Open tennis tournament at the Diamond Court in Beijing, China. APRafael Nadal beat Nick Kyrgios of Australia 6-2, 6-1 Sunday(Monday Manila time) in the China Open final to win his sixth ATP title of the year, and Caroline Garcia defeated soon-to-be-No. 1 Simona Halep 6-4, 7-6 (3) in the women’s event.Top-ranked Nadal, who was tied with Roger Federer and Alexander Zverev at five titles this season, picked up his 75th career singles trophy with the win in Beijing.ADVERTISEMENT Fire hits houses in Mandaluyong City The 15th-ranked Garcia, who lost to Halep the two previous times they played, won her second consecutive WTA title. The Frenchwoman will make her top-10 debut when the new rankings come out on Monday.The 31-year-old Nadal’s six trophies this year include a record 10th title at the French Open and a third at the U.S. Open. The last time the Spaniard won at least six titles in a year was in 2013 when he captured 10 trophies for the season.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSWATCH: Drones light up sky in final leg of SEA Games torch runSPORTSSEA Games: Philippines picks up 1st win in men’s water poloSPORTSMalditas save PH from shutoutKyrgios started Sunday struggling with his serve and never found a confident range throughout the match. His first-serve percentage mostly languished under the 50 percent mark.In contrast, Nadal always looked in charge and saved all four break points he faced. BSP sees higher prices in November, but expects stronger peso, low rice costs to put up fight View commentslast_img read more

Evan Fournier’s buzzer beater lifts Magic past Pistons

first_imgTS Kammuri to enter PAR possibly a day after SEA Games opening Is Luis Manzano planning to propose to Jessy Mendiola? Two days later, he downplayed the impact of the 20-minute team meeting he had with players after the game.“Nothing came out of the meeting that hasn’t been said before,” Casey said before Sunday’s game. “When you walk across the black lines, if you have your hard hat on and your boots tied, that is what this game is about. We haven’t exemplified that enough consistently and until we do, we’re going to be on a roller coaster.”UP NEXTPistons: Continue a four-game road trip Tuesday night at Milwaukee.Magic: Start a six-game road trip in Charlotte on Monday night.Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next LATEST STORIES “Evan wants the ball at the end, he has courage,” Magic coach Steve Clifford said. “That was not an easy shot, but if he can get a shot like that, you’re comfortable he’s going to make it.”D.J. Augustin had 26 points and eight assists, and Nikola Vucevic and Aaron Gordon each scored 22 points to help the Magic win their second straight. Fournier finished with 13.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSPrivate companies step in to help SEA Games hostingSPORTSUrgent reply from Philippine ‍football chiefSPORTSSEA Games: Biñan football stadium stands out in preparedness, completionWith the clock winding down, Fournier was the easy call for the potential winning shot attempt. He had a 3-pointer to beat Cleveland at the buzzer earlier this season.“I really embrace those moments,” Fournier said. “It’s everyone’s dream to have one buzzer beater in the NBA so having two is even better.” BREAKING: Corrections officer shot dead in front of Bilibid Fournier’s winning basket ended a wild finish in which Detroit wiped out an eight-point deficit in the final three minutes only to lose for the 11th time in their last 14 games.Luke Kennard scored 16 points to lead the Pistons. Reggie Bullock and Blake Griffin had 15 apiece and Andre Drummond had 14 points and 15 rebounds.Detroit thought it had pushed the game into overtime when Bullock was fouled on a 3-point attempt with 2.5 seconds to go and made all three free throws to tie the score at 107.However, the Pistons couldn’t come up with a stop when they needed one.“Games don’t come down to just one play,” Detroit coach Dwane Casey said. “There were way too many possessions before that when we did things that get you beat. We just have to learn to do the simple things.”ADVERTISEMENT Hotel management clarifies SEAG footballers’ kikiam breakfast issue Return to sender: Roger Federer looking forward to Serena Williams’ serve SEA Games: Biñan football stadium stands out in preparedness, completion From left to right, Orlando Magic’s Nikola Vucevic, Evan Fournier, Wes Iwundu, Jonathan Isaac and Isaiah Briscoe celebrate after Foruneir made the winning basket at the buzzer to defeat the Detroit Pistons in an NBA basketball game, Sunday, Dec. 30, 2018, in Orlando, Fla. (AP Photo/John Raoux)ORLANDO, Florida — Even when he’s not having a big game, Evan Fournier is still the Orlando Magic’s best option at the end of games.Fournier took an inbounds pass outside the 3-point arc, dribbled to the free throw line and shot a floating jumper that dropped through the nets as the buzzer sounded on Orlando’s 109-107 win over the Detroit Pistons on Sunday.ADVERTISEMENT SEA Games: Biñan football stadium stands out in preparedness, completion 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 View comments MOST READ Private companies step in to help SEA Games hosting Neither team led by more than six points in the second half until Augustin sparked an 8-0 run with back-to-back 3-pointers and fed Jonathan Isaac for a fastbreak layup that gave Orlando a 95-87 lead with 7:07 left in the game.Later in the quarter, Augustin stole a rebound from Drummond, drove the lane and whipped a wraparound pass to Vucevic for an uncontested layup that made it 104-95 with 3 1/2 minutes to go.Detroit rallied quickly. A layup by Reggie Jackson cut the deficit to 105-104 with 8.9 seconds remaining.Orlando’s Terrence Ross got loose for a breakaway dunk with 5.4 seconds to go but Bullock’s free throws tied it.Fournier took the inbounds pass and immediately drove into the lane, lofting his shot just before the buzzer sound to give Orlando the win.TIP-INSPistons: Detroit came into the game off a season-worst 37-point loss to Indiana. … Detroit is No. 1 in offensive rebounding advantage over opponents with a plus-110 margin coming in. The Pistons added to that, grabbing 17 rebounds to 10 for the Magic. … Griffin took a nasty fall when he slipped on a wet floor while trying to inbound the ball after a turnover. Griffin lay on the floor for 15 seconds before getting up and continuing play.Magic: PG D.J. Augustin badly sprained his ankle after stepping on Griffin’s foot with 1:44 left in the game, but stayed in the game. … Orlando came in off as season-best 29-point win over Toronto. … F Jonathon Simmons left the game in the second quarter with an ankle injury and did not return. … The Magic outscored the Pistons 22-8 in points in the paint in the first quarter.MUCH ADO ABOUT NOTHING?Casey was upset enough with Detroit’s performance in a 125-88 loss at Indiana on Friday to apologize to fans for “one of the worst exhibitions we’ve put on the floor.” Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. LOOK: Joyce Pring goes public with engagement to Juancho Triviñolast_img read more

10 months agoSevilla attacker Luis Muriel wants Fiorentina over AC Milan

first_imgSevilla attacker Luis Muriel wants Fiorentina over AC Milanby Carlos Volcano10 months agoSend to a friendShare the loveSevilla attacker Luis Muriel is ready to move to Fiorentina.Muriel was expected to join AC Milan in January, thanks to his agent Alessandro Lucci’s good relationship with the Rossonero.However, Muriel would prefer to move to the Viola.Fiorentina have already offered a first proposal of €12m, which has fallen short of Sevilla’s valuation.Milan coach Rino Gattuso, meanwhile, confirmed yesterday: “I don’t know if we’ve got him, but we have talked about him.“We talked about him, as we did about other players.“Muriel can play wide, but you need to make the most of his characteristics and get him to attack the goal. He can play as a support striker too.” TagsTransfersAbout the authorCarlos VolcanoShare the loveHave your saylast_img read more

10 months agoReal Madrid target Eriksen sends Tottenham message: They know what I want

first_imgTagsTransfersAbout the authorFreddie TaylorShare the loveHave your say Real Madrid target Eriksen sends Tottenham message: They know what I wantby Freddie Taylor10 months agoSend to a friendShare the loveChristian Eriksen says Tottenham know what he wants from a new contract amid interest from Real Madrid.The Spurs ace has less than 18 months to run on his current deal and talks over an extension have stalled.It is believed the club will hold out for £225 million for the Real Madrid target. However, Eriksen is seemingly keen to re-sign with Tottenham, but only if they meet his demands.He told TV3 Sport: “[The future is] not something I’m thinking of. I focus on playing football, and there are many battles you have to think about which must be won.”Responding specifically to Madrid’s interest, he added: “It is not the first time that there have been rumours, and when the newspapers write something, it is not something we are masters of. If there is nothing concrete, then I just comment on rumours.”I think people know what I want, and I know what they [Tottenham] would like. There is a nice dialogue so there is nothing [new] there.” last_img read more