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Heisman Survey: Derrick Henry leads, Deshaun Watson up to No. 2

first_imgOhio State’s Ezekiel Elliott is third in the Heisman survey and in national rushing with 1,425 yards. LSU’s Leonard Fournette, the Heisman leader for the first month of the survey, dropped to fourth this week. He nonetheless leads the nation in rushing with 1,475 yards in one fewer game than Henry and Elliott (the Tigers’ opener was against an FCS team was canceled because of weather).Watson is coming off a 37-27 win at Syracuse in which he completed 34 of 47 pass attempts for 360 yards and two touchdown. He also ran for 101 yards and a touchdown. He is the second player in school history to rush for 100 yards and throw for 350 in a single game.If the current playoff rankings hold through the end of the season (the next installment is Tuesday at 9:30 p.m. ET on ESPN), the Tigers and Tide could only meet in the title game Jan. 11 in Glendale, Ariz. By then the Heisman will have been decided. The announcement is Dec. 12 in New York. .oembed-asset-photo-image { width: 100%; } USA TODAYNovember scores wreak havoc on NCAA 1-128 Re-rank Based on the current College Football Playoff rankings, No. 1 Clemson and No. 2 Alabama would appear headed toward spots in the national championship game. The star players from each team seem are set for a showdown of their own.Alabama running back Derrick Henry strengthened his lead in the weekly USA TODAY Sports Heisman Trophy survey while Clemson quarterback DeShaun Watson jumped from fifth to second.The nation’s top three running backs have settled into the top four spots in the survey of reporters and editors with Heisman votes who work for properties owned by Gannett, the parent company of USA TODAY.Henry is second in rushing among major colleges with 1,458 yards and 19 touchdowns. He is coming off a 204-yard rushing performance in Saturday’s 31-6 win at then-No. 20 Mississippi State. That helped him double his first-place mentions from last week to 20. He was named on all but two of the 30 surveys. .oembed-asset-link { background: #fff; border-bottom: 1px solid #e1e1e1; }.oembed-link-anchor { display: block; clear: both; }.oembed-link-thumbnail{ float: left; padding: 14px; }.oembed-link-thumbnail img { max-width: 78px; max-height: 60px; display: block; }p.oembed-link-title { font-size: 75%; color: #009BFF; margin: 0 14px; padding-top: 12px; font-weight:normal; text-align: left; line-height: 120%; }p.oembed-link-desc { font-size: 100%; color: #666; font-weight: normal; margin: 0 14px 14px 14px; font-family: ‘Futura Today Light’; text-align: left; line-height: 120%; }last_img read more

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Juve v Chelsea player ratings

first_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 Chelsea’s 3-0 defeat against Juventus means they are in serious danger of failing to reach the knockout stage of the Champions League. Here’s how we rated the Blues players on a hugely disappointing night in Turin.Petr Cech: 5Made two good saves in the first half but overall it was not a good night for the Chelsea keeper. He might have done better for Juventus’ first goal and should definitely have done better for the third, when he rushed from his goal despite Ashley Cole appearing able to deal with the situation.Branislav Ivanovic: 5Usually so solid but had a difficult night at right-back, where he was caused problems by the likes of Fabio Quagliarella.AdChoices广告David Luiz: 5Avoided the kind of glaring errors he can be prone to but generally endured a nervy evening and at times was dragged out of position by the movement of Juve’s attacking players.Gary Cahill: 6Did nothing particularly wrong but never looked comfortable and his partnership with Luiz doesn’t look convincing.Ashley Cole: 7Made a welcome return from injury. Known for his attacking forays but again showed he’s a top-class defender, tucking in from left-back to provide cover through the middle when needed. Also did superbly to clear off the line late in the first half.César Azpilicueta: 5Played in a more advance role on the right and made a strong start, using the ball well and offering good cover to Ivanovic. But his performance deteriorated before he was taken off on the hour mark.John Obi Mikel: 6A resolute display, but Juve unquestionably won the midfield battle.Ramires: 5Produced a couple of trademark bursts forward and cannot be blamed for the second goal, which came via a deflection off the Brazilian. But he can certainly be blamed for the first goal, when he allowed Andrea Pirlo to get away from him in the build-up. Great when covering ground but struggled over short distances to cope with Juve’s slick passing and movement.Eden Hazard: 6Deployed as Chelsea’s main forward and gave it a go, producing good movement off the ball and getting into some good positions in the first half. Missed a great chance though after being set up by Oscar.Juan Mata: 5Failed to impose himself in a game in which his role was absolutely pivotal.Oscar: 7Dangerous in the first half, attacking the home defence and creating a good chance for Hazard. Also performed an unfamiliar defensive role, dropping deep to try to pick up Pirlo on several occasions.Victor Moses: 6Full of running after coming on, but Juve’s second goal soon after his introduction was a hammer blow.Fernando Torres: 5Things aren’t getting any better for the Spaniard, who was brought on for the final 20 minutes and failed to trouble Juventus’ defence. See also:Defeat in Turin leaves Blues on the brinkDi Matteo accepts blame for Chelsea losscenter_img Follow West London Sport on TwitterFind us on Facebooklast_img read more

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Man City player reveals fan criticism pushed him to train harder,…

first_imgSitting down with RMC Sport in France ahead of Manchester City’s Champions League fixture against Shakhtar Donetsk, the left-back discussed various topics, including his ability to cross the ball, which has won him a lot of praise recently.Explaining it all started with luck, in that he’s fortunate to have ‘a really good left foot’, the 25-year-old also revealed where the motivation to improve that particular aspect of the game came from.He said: “The first year, when I arrived at Marseille, it’s hard in the Vélodrome. You put in a cross at the back post or even further, it happened a lot, often even, and they were saying ‘he doesn’t know how to cross’. That’s what pushed me to think ‘Oi, wake up!’, and that I had to train to show my true ability.”Embed from Getty ImagesMendy also revealed that the one thing about his role he learned from Pep Guardiola is an ability to play in different positions around the pitch, as the defender has been often spotted popping up in the middle of the field as Manchester City try and destabilise the opposition’s defence.As for what the secret of a good cross is: “When the ball finds the back of the net afterwards (chuckles).”by Taboolaby TaboolaSponsored LinksSponsored LinksPromoted LinksPromoted LinksTrending TodayForge of Empires – Free Online GameChallenge Your Brain With This Must-Play Strategy Game. No Install.Forge of Empires – Free Online GameUndoRaid: Shadow Legends | Free DownloadEven Non-Gamers Are Obsessed With This RPG Game (It’s Worth Installing!)Raid: Shadow Legends | Free DownloadUndoKeto减肥1個簡單的妙招一夜「融化」腹部贅肉(今晚試試)Keto减肥UndoCNBC InternationalHere’s How Big Businesses in Singapore Are Managing the Impact of COVID-19.CNBC InternationalUndoStanChart by CNBC CatalystWill Blockchain Reduce the Global Trade Finance Gap to Reach the UN’s Sustainable Development Goals?StanChart by CNBC CatalystUndoPerfect-Dating.comReveal Tung Chung As The Best City to Date for Love & RomancePerfect-Dating.comUndoDating.comTung Chung is actually full of single men. Check them out on this premium dating site!Dating.comUndoTheTopFiveVPNEnjoy Netflix Now Without Any RestrictionsTheTopFiveVPNUndo熱門話題小心會長過頭…網友推爆:「真的長得超誇張!」熱門話題Undo Benjamin Mendy is back, and he’s making sure everyone knows about it on the pitch, picking up five assists in six Premier League appearances, including one against Burnley at the weekend.last_img read more

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Podcast Topics?

first_img 201 1,149 3,760 9,114 posts 8,670 Sports Logo News Posted July 12, 2012 0 353 Share this post Moderators Sports Logos An easy topic: fauxbacks. Best and worst. How they’re comparable to actual throwbacks. TATC. That would be a funny one. Share on other sites I thought it would be cool to interview some designers, or just have some guys from here that would be fun to hear from 3,760 8,670 Next 0 353 Share on other sites how attached are you to “the logocast”?. not really feeling that namei would actually say the longer, the better. i have no problem listening to a 2 hour podcast. longer podcast also grab more hits, people come back to finish listening. if its only 30 mins, i really dont see the point. most on the 5by5 network (my favorite podcast site) are an hour long. i would say do a 2012 review. go over everything (or most important things) we’ve seen this year. Blue Jays, Orioles, Oregon’s Rose Bowl helmets, whatever.definitely 1 episode dedicated to Oregon branding. 0 Sign in to follow this   Followers 1 Favourite Logos:I have some. Members Location:Cheyenne, WY 201 Alright, so later this week, and I’ll be sure to post when it’s up, we’re launching the first ever (as far as I can tell) sports logo/uniform related podcast, the Logocast.The hosts are going to be myself, Infared41, and possibly raysox.The first part of the show will be discussing news, recent unveilings and what not, with our reactions.The second part, I think will be just as much fun, and that will be random uniform-related topics.These can be more broad, like just our favorite uniform sets/logos, to something far more esoteric (just off the top of my head, best use of… purple in sports).So give us suggestions, and if we like them, we’ll discuss them and give you credit for it!You can either reply here, hit us up on Twitter, on Facebook, or send them via email to thelogocast@gmail.com. Favourite Logos:”Tradition and simplicity; there’s a fine line between the two. You can’t manufacture tradition but you can empathize simplicity.” – John Viola I thought it would be cool to interview some designers, or just have some guys from here that would be fun to hear fromi like that idea too 5 0 8,670 1,149 Members Chawls 𝐋𝐄𝐓 𝐌𝐄 𝐈𝐍 Posted July 13, 2012 Share this post 7,535 posts By mania, July 10, 2012 in Sports Logo News 3,760 Location:St. Petersburg, FL Link to post 2,000 Share this post 3,760 0 Nah, don’t stick to just 30 minutes. Stick with whatever the content is. The length will largely be determined by your release rate.It’s going to help if you attach images to your podcast or create a separate video podcast alongside it. It’ sabout logos and uniforms after all, it’s almost kind of required to see what you are talking about to really get the most out of it. 1,149 353 1,149 All Activity Share on other sites Share this post Link to post Share on other sites infrared41 Share on other sites Share this post There’s no pleasing people… 8,670 Members Members BrandMooreArt SportsLogos.Net Posted July 10, 2012 2 6 $1 Cans of PBR 5 sounds awesome guys. ill listen as soon as its up Moderators infrared41 201 Share this post Link to post 2,000 Members 9,114 posts Favourite Logos:I have some. Chawls 0 SportsLogos.Net Posted July 11, 2012 12,366 posts 1,149 4 2,271 0 Share this post 0 13,501 posts Share this post Share this post 8,670 8,670 Moderators Prev 2,271 Share this post 3,760 Podcast Topics? Link to post how attached are you to “the logocast”?. not really feeling that nameI like “the logocast.” Chawls Share on other sites Guilty pleasures in uniforms/logos that aren’t commonly praisedThat’s a great idea. mania There’s no pleasing people… 0 phutmasterflex raysox Share on other sites This topic is now closed to further replies. BrandMooreArt Location:West Coast 0 BrandMooreArt Posted July 10, 2012 oddball raysox infrared41 𝐋𝐄𝐓 𝐌𝐄 𝐈𝐍 BrandMooreArt 3,760 8,670 5,835 posts Forums Home 2,271 Recommended Posts Location:St. Petersburg, FL There’s no pleasing people… 6 Link to post Location:New Orleans metro area oddball 0 infrared41 Share on other sites Members 8,670 Posted July 11, 2012 Moderators Posted July 11, 2012 Members Location:Location Location BrandMooreArt Share on other sites An hour is a perfect length for a podcast IMO. 1 3,760 0 1,149 Location:St. Petersburg, FL BrandMooreArt Location:New Orleans metro area Link to post 0 Location:15 minutes due west of Disneyland. 3,760 infrared41 There’s no pleasing people… 4 posts Link to post Favourite Logos:”Tradition and simplicity; there’s a fine line between the two. You can’t manufacture tradition but you can empathize simplicity.” – John Viola 2 Location:Location Location 3 Favourite Logos:”Tradition and simplicity; there’s a fine line between the two. You can’t manufacture tradition but you can empathize simplicity.” – John Viola 353 2,271 Posted July 11, 2012 GFB Podcast Topics? Link to post Members Favourite Logos:I have some. Yeah, the interviews are definitely something I have planned. I want to go a few episodes guestless, to let the on-air chemistry kind of get right, and then introduce one every couple of weeks, depending on who we can get and their schedule. Definitely have a wish list that I’d want to talk to right away.Building this week’s agenda as we speak. 0 Share on other sites Share on other sites 1,005 Posted July 12, 2012 8,670 7,535 posts Share on other sites 9,114 posts 0 0 Share on other sites 0 Prev I hope you guys all have two hours of your time you’re willing to give up to hear 3 guys talk about the Vikings purple and the Texas Rangers uniforms.We covered more than that…I think…didn’t we mention something about the Rams in there somewhere? Seriously though, other than us stepping on each other and me talking too much, I thought it went pretty well. I thought you did a particularly good job. You really know your stuff.Thanks man! It was pretty cool talking with you and mania. Mania is mixing and cutting out bits we don’t want and it’ll be out soon!Also we name dropped a lot of people on here, so prepare to be flattered! Also there’s language if you’re offended or whatever. But the language basically gave me an OK to talk about the anus in the Rays fauxbacks Gotta discuss Oregon football. Dedicate one episode just for that. Another can be the best and worst uniforms of each of the major uniform manufacturers (NIKE, Reebok, UnderArmour, Adidas, Russell, etc.)Best custom color (For me personally, it’s Volt)Really any of the topics we discuss here, but especially the two above.The shorter the episodes (30 minutes or less) the better. Just keep it simple. A topic you could hit on is the over-abundance or even overuse of alternates to the fact that you really can’t tell what are alternates and sometimes who is playing. Another thing is the ridiculous “los” Stupidio or whatever nationality uniforms. And a third would be throwback baseball uniforms that are not only wrong, but sized for King Kong Bundy, one size does not fit all! Location:Location Location Share this post Sports Logos 353 (Paul, if you’re reading this, that was MY idea to invert the Maryland Terps football/flag shoulder patterns to mimic the flag better. Give me proper due next time. )good luck with that, lol BrandMooreArt mania Link to post 37,657 posts 0 Posted July 10, 2012 2,271 7,283 posts Share on other sites Graphic Designer JDK Members GFB Sports Logo News 3,760 Graphic Designer The Invisible Share on other sites 0 Share on other sites Posted July 13, 2012 I’m not sure how CCSLC-centered this podcast is, but it would be kinda cool (at least to me) if you perhaps read some of the worthwhile posts on the topics you are talking about. Not the stupid stuff like the Nike-adoring youth fan posts from nuordr (sorry for singling you out buddy ) or any Cleve-jacking nonsense, but if a board member makes a good point or interesting idea (like the poster that turned the Astros current cap 90 degrees), I think you could give them some on-air props. Kind of like how Paul Lukas steals little tidbits for his UniWatch blog.At the very least, it may give the average CCSLC user a reason to tune in and help boost your listens a little. (Paul, if you’re reading this, that was MY idea to invert the Maryland Terps football/flag shoulder patterns to mimic the flag better. Give me proper due next time. ) 1 Share this post Link to post Share on other sites Link to post Members 8,670 Favourite Logos:I have some. Posted July 13, 2012 raysox Link to post Link to post Link to post Go To Topic Listing $1 Cans of PBR Chawls Followers 1 0 Share this post Chawls 4 Location:Indiana > Miami 0 $1 Cans of PBR Graphic Designer 2,271 Posted July 11, 2012 1,149 infrared41 Share this post 37,657 posts Page 1 of 9   Graphic Designer infrared41 Podcast Topics? 3,760 8,670 𝐋𝐄𝐓 𝐌𝐄 𝐈𝐍 Posted July 13, 2012 1,005 Posted July 10, 2012 Members 3 37,657 posts Share on other sites I hope you guys all have two hours of your time you’re willing to give up to hear 3 guys talk about the Vikings purple and the Texas Rangers uniforms. Link to post Share this post Members 7,535 posts Page 1 of 9   Sign in to follow this   Next 353 Forums Home Posted July 13, 2012 Share this post Members Share on other sites Location:Location Location raysox 1,149 Gotta discuss Oregon football. Dedicate one episode just for that. Another can be the best and worst uniforms of each of the major uniform manufacturers (NIKE, Reebok, UnderArmour, Adidas, Russell, etc.)Best custom color (For me personally, it’s Volt)Really any of the topics we discuss here, but especially the two above. 0 phutmasterflex Chawls Members Share this post Location:Indiana > Miami infrared41 Link to post Members 2,271 12,366 posts 0 Posted July 13, 2012 1,149 Location:New Orleans metro area Share this post Nah, don’t stick to just 30 minutes. Stick with whatever the content is. The length will largely be determined by your release rate.It’s going to help if you attach images to your podcast or create a separate video podcast alongside it. It’ sabout logos and uniforms after all, it’s almost kind of required to see what you are talking about to really get the most out of it.That’s exactly what Mania plans on doing. Pictures will accompany whatever uniform we’re talking about. Besides, no one wants to look at our ugly mugs, right? Location:Indiana > Miami Link to post 37,657 posts raysox JDK Share this post Location:Cheyenne, WY Location:Indiana > Miami 9,114 posts Link to post Posted July 13, 2012 mania 1,005 I hope you guys all have two hours of your time you’re willing to give up to hear 3 guys talk about the Vikings purple and the Texas Rangers uniforms.We covered more than that…I think…didn’t we mention something about the Rams in there somewhere? Seriously though, other than us stepping on each other and me talking too much, I thought it went pretty well. I thought you did a particularly good job. You really know your stuff. Posted July 10, 2012 mania 2,000 Link to post Share this post 12,366 posts Members 2,271 Link to post 13,501 posts 3,760 Guilty pleasures in uniforms/logos that aren’t commonly praised 2,271 Share on other sites 3,760 All Activity raysox 8,662 posts 8,670 BrandMooreArt Posted July 13, 2012last_img read more

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Man City have player ‘underlined in red’, would sign and loan…

first_imgGirona are very keen on signing Alberto Soro, report El Periodico de Aragon, and Manchester City look their best chance of getting the player. The 20 year old is currently at Real Zaragoza, where he has a contract until 2022 with a €9m buyout clause.He’s an attacking midfielder and has made 24 appearances this season for the Spanish second tier side.Girona are said to be considering making a €2m offer. Eintracht Frankfurt are also said to be keen, although not quite as determined as the Catalans.And there’s another club who are interested… Manchester City.Pep Guardiola’s side have the player’s name ‘underlined in red’.Embed from Getty ImagesThe €2m isn’t thought to be enough for Zaragoza, so the Manchester club would sign him, presumably for a bit more, and then loan him to their City Football Group partners. That’s what El Periodico de Aragon believe would be the way to ‘facilitate’ the move.Another factor helping the potential transfer is Soro’s agent, who is none other than Pere Guardiola.Barcelona and Real Madrid have been following the youngster for a while, but there’s no suggestion they’re about to swoop.by Taboolaby TaboolaSponsored LinksSponsored LinksPromoted LinksPromoted LinksTrending TodayForge of Empires – Free Online GameIf You Like to Play, this Strategy Game is a Must-HaveForge of Empires – Free Online GameUndoRaid: Shadow Legends | Free DownloadEven Non-Gamers Are Obsessed With This RPG Game (It’s Worth Installing!)Raid: Shadow Legends | Free DownloadUndoDating.comWhere do attractive singles meet in Tung Chung?Dating.comUndoPerfect-Dating.comReveal Tung Chung As The Best City to Date for Love & RomancePerfect-Dating.comUndoKeto减肥1個簡單的妙招一夜「融化」腹部贅肉(今晚試試)Keto减肥Undo熱門話題小心會長過頭…網友推爆:「真的長得超誇張!」熱門話題UndoSingles50Hong Kong: A 40+ Dating Site That Actually Works!Singles50UndoCoworking Space | Search AdsThe cost of shared office in Hong Kong might surprise youCoworking Space | Search AdsUndoInstant Voice Translator43 Languages Instant Voice Translator Flying Off Shelves in Hong KongInstant Voice TranslatorUndolast_img read more

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NBA roundup: Harden scores 41, Rockets stay hot

first_imgJames Harden scored 41 points as the red-hot Houston Rockets held off the host New Orleans Pelicans 108-104 on Saturday night.Harden had his third straight game with at least 40 points and his seventh straight with at least 35 as the Rockets won for the ninth time in 10 games.Eric Gordon added 21 points, Danuel House Jr. scored 15 and recently signed Austin Rivers came off the bench to score 10. Julius Randle had 23 points and 11 rebounds to lead the Pelicans, who lost for the sixth time in seven games. Anthony Davis, who scored a season-high 48 points and grabbed 17 rebounds while playing nearly 43 minutes a night earlier, had 22 points and 11 rebounds. E’Twaun Moore scored 21 and Jrue Holiday had 20.Warriors 115, Trail Blazers 105Klay Thompson scored 32 points and Stephen Curry and Kevin Durant added 25 apiece as visiting Golden State downed Portland. Damian Lillard put in 40 points for the Trail Blazers, who beat the Warriors 110-109 in overtime two nights earlier. Jusuf Nurkic added 21 points, 10 rebounds and seven assists for Portland.Golden State’s Andre Iguodala was assessed a technical foul and ejected for throwing the ball into the stands after time expired in the first half.Spurs 122, Clippers 111 LaMarcus Aldridge scored a season-high 38 points and keyed a mid-third quarter run that cemented the game and helped propel visiting San Antonio to a win over Los Angeles.Both teams were playing the second games of a back-to-back and it showed, especially from the Clippers, who beat the Los Angeles Lakers on Friday but had no energy in the second half when San Antonio ran away with the game.San Antonio busted open a game that was tied at the half by outscoring the Clippers by 20 points in the third period. Wizards 130, Hornets 126Trevor Ariza scored 24 points and converted a crucial three-point play with 1.8 seconds remaining, and injury-riddled Washington snapped a three-game losing streak with a home victory over Charlotte.Ariza came to the rescue after the Wizards nearly blew a nine-point lead in the final 24 seconds. He was fouled on a layup and hit the ensuing free throw to give the Wizards their final four-point victory margin.The Wizards were playing their first game since learning that All-Star guard John Wall would miss the remainder of the season because of upcoming heel surgery. The Wizards also were without Otto Porter (knee), Markieff Morris (back/neck) and Dwight Howard (spinal surgery). Bucks 129, Nets 115Giannis Antetokounmpo scored 14 of his 31 points in the fourth quarter and added 10 rebounds and 10 assists to record his third triple-double as Milwaukee built a big lead and warded off a late comeback attempt by visiting Brooklyn.Antetokounmpo helped the Bucks finish off their seventh win in eight games by scoring eight straight points down the stretch after the Nets were within 116-109 on a short jumper by Shabazz Napier with 4:51 remaining. The Bucks finished the game with a 13-6 run highlighted by Antetokounmpo. He hit two mid-range jumpers, two layups, including one when he made a crafty move around Napier, and hit the right-handed layup around Jared Dudley with 1:58 left for a 126-113 lead.Celtics 112, Grizzlies 103Marcus Morris put Boston ahead for good with a jumper with 2:41 remaining and Al Horford buried a crucial 3-pointer a little more than a minute later, rallying the visitors to a victory at Memphis. In the first head-to-head meeting of star point guards Kyrie Irving of Boston and Mike Conley of Memphis since March 2015, they matched game-high, 26-point efforts in a game that featured five late lead changes.Horford finished with 18 points and five 3-pointers as the Celtics outscored the Grizzlies 48-21 from beyond the arc.Nuggets 122, Suns 118 Jamal Murray ignited a 46-point performance with a pair of early 3-pointers as Denver scored the game’s first eight points and never trailed en route to a victory over host Phoenix.Murray’s total was his second-highest of the season. He went for 48 points last month against Boston.The Nuggets bolted out to a 36-16 advantage after one quarter and went up by as many as 25 in the second period. Jazz 129, Knicks 97Rudy Gobert scored 24 points and had 13 rebounds — in the first half alone — as Utah scored 71 points in the first 24 minutes and waltzed to a win over visiting New York.As the score indicates, it was all Jazz all night, except for a six-minute stretch in the third. But Utah closed the quarter on a 15-6 run to take a 97-66 lead heading into the fourth quarter.Utah opened up the fourth period on a 16-2 run and went up 113-68 on Georges Niang’s 24-foot, 3-point jumper. Utah’s largest lead of the game was 46 points.Hawks 111, Cavaliers 108Veteran Vince Carter came off the bench to score 21 points and Atlanta won for the fifth time in six games, beating visiting Cleveland.Carter, at 41 years, 337 days, became the oldest player in NBA history to lead (or tie for the lead) his team in scoring. Carter had been tied with Kareem Abdul-Jabbar at 41 years, 331 days, after he had a season-high 18 points on Dec. 23 at Detroit.Cleveland tied the score at 106 when Collin Sexton made a pair of free throws with 57.9 seconds remaining. John Collins reclaimed the lead for Atlanta when he scored on a putback with 47.9 seconds left. —Field Level Medialast_img read more

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Ronaldo Strikes Record-Breaking Goal To Eliminate Morocco From Russia 2018 World Cup

first_imgPortuguese superstar Cristiano Ronaldo scored his 4th goal in the 4th minute at the ongoing World Cup tournament in Russia to help the European champions to a 1-0 win over Morocco, who suffer early elimination after losing a second successive defeat in Group.Real Madrid talisman Ronaldo produced a bullet header from Joao Moutinho’s 4th minute corner kick to give his side the lead to edge ahead.The headed strike was his 85th international goal which makes him the record European goalscorer in the history of football ahead of Hungarian legend Ferenc Puskas (84).Herve Renard’s team thereafter seized control of the game but failed to really trouble Rui Patricio in the Portugal goal except for the outstanding save he made in the second off a Younes Belhanda header.The result takes Portugal ahead of Iran at the top of Group B ahead of this night’s meeting between the Asians with former winners Spain.Bottom team Morocco will now attempt to salvage some pride in their last group game against Spain, while a win for Portugal in their last game against Iran will guarantee last 16 qualification for head coach Fernando Santos and his players.Relatedlast_img read more

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Trump’s slam against kneeling NFL players was ‘attack on our brotherhood’: Ravens player

first_imgABC News(NEW YORK) — A Baltimore Ravens player who locked arms with teammates in a game Sunday in response to President Donald Trump’s criticism of players who kneel in protest during the national anthem said Trump’s remarks were a “direct attack on our brotherhood.”Ben Watson, tight end for the Baltimore Ravens, was among the players who stood arm in arm during the “Star-Spangled Banner” ahead of the team’s game against the Jacksonville Jaguars in London on Sunday.Watson told ABC News’ Michael Strahan on “Good Morning America” Monday that the protest by Ravens players was “organic.”“When we got on the field, some guys kneeled, some guys decided to kneel that didn’t before,” he said. “Some guys locked arms.”“I locked arms,” he said.Players and team owners across the league responded yesterday and over the weekend to Trump’s slamming players such as former San Francisco 49ers quarterback Colin Kaepernick for kneeling in protest during the national anthem. Kaepernick, who began the silent action in the 2016 preseason, told the media he was protesting against the treatment of blacks in the United States.Trump at a rally Friday night in Huntsville, Alabama, said teams should fire players who kneel during the anthem.“Wouldn’t you love to see one of these NFL owners, when somebody disrespects our flag, to say: ‘Get that son of a b—- off the field right now, out,’” the president said.Watson said Trump’s words “cut deep” for the Ravens.“We felt as many others did that this was a direct attack on our brotherhood,” he told Strahan.Watson said he hadn’t previously agreed with Kaepernick’s decision to take a knee during the national anthem, but he said the president’s remarks suggested players don’t have the right to speak out on important issues.“There was a tremendous amount of emotion and a tremendous amount of hurt” over Trump’s words, Watson said. “Obviously, the name-calling is something we don’t [stand] for but even to imply that we don’t have the right to express ourselves in that way is something that we really took to heart.”Watson added that he has long been concerned about the same issues that prompted Kaepernick’s protest.“I haven’t kneeled, but the reasons [Kaepernick] decided to kneel — the police brutality the excessive force, as he said, the impression of different people of color — those are all concerns of mine since even before he decided to kneel… my feelings have not changed about those issues.”Copyright © 2017, ABC Radio. All rights reserved.Powered by WPeMatico Relatedlast_img read more

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Fight against ISIS in eastern Syria slowing down as some Kurds leave battlefield

first_img Related iStock/Thinkstock(AFRIN, Syria) — Offensive ground operations against ISIS in eastern Syria have slowed down as hundreds of Kurdish fighters have left the battlefield to potentially assist Kurdish forces in Afrin, in western Syria, who are fighting the Turkish military.Meanwhile, the U.S. is monitoring the build-up of a pro-Assad regime force massing in the same area, where in February, another similar force attacked Kurdish and U.S. forces. U.S. airstrikes used to repel that attack killed up to 100 pro-regime fighters, including dozens of Russian private military contractors. CNN was first to report the massing of the pro-Assad regime force.Since retaking Raqqa from ISIS last fall, the U.S-backed Syrian Democratic Forces (SDF) have pushed the shrinking number of ISIS fighters further eastward along the Euphrates River towards the border with Iraq. The SDF is a Kurdish-led force of 60,000 anti-ISIS fighters evenly split between Syrian Kurdish and Arab fighters.As the military fight against ISIS has wound down the shrinking battlefield in eastern Syria has become more complex as the risks increase that Kurdish, American, Russian and Assad military forces could come into potential conflict.In late January tensions increased as Turkey launched a military operation into the Kurdish-held area of Afrin in western Syria. Turkey said its military operation was targeting the YPG that it has branded a Kurdish terrorist force. The YPG make up a large number of the Syrian Kurdish forces fighting for the U.S.-backed Syrian Democratic Forces that are fighting ISIS.In February, small numbers of Kurdish SDF fighters who had been fighting ISIS in eastern Syria headed westward to help Kurdish forces in Afrin.At the time U.S. officials said the movements were not having an overall effect on the SDF’s military campaign against ISIS.But that changed last week as the Pentagon acknowledged the SDF was carrying out an “operational pause” in eastern Syria.According to U.S. officials, a contributing factor for the pause was that the number of SDF fighters who had left the fight in eastern Syria had swelled to 1,500. That included Arabic SDF fighters who have been doing the bulk of the fighting against ISIS in eastern Syria. But they left the fight against ISIS as they lost the battlefield support provided by the better trained Kurdish forces who had moved west.Most of the Kurdish SDF fighters who left the eastern battlefields have headed towards the western city of Manbij that is close to Afrin. U.S. officials do not have a good grasp on how many Kurdish fighters may have actually moved from Manbij towards Afrin.On Tuesday, the Syrian Democratic Forces formally said in a statement that it was moving its forces from Dayr Az Zawr Province, in eastern Syria, towards Afrin to counter the Turkish incursion.A U.S. official said another contributing factor to the significant decrease in the SDF’s offensive operations against ISIS was a shift towards a defensive posture to maintain the SDF’s major territorial gains in eastern Syria.Also in eastern Syria a U.S. official says the U.S. is monitoring the buildup of a pro-Assad regime force in the same area as the unprovoked attack on February 7 against a SDF base.U.S. military advisers working at the headquarters called in airstrikes to repel a force of 300 to 500 pro-regime forces. About a hundred pro-regime fighters were killed in the fighting, including dozens of Russian military contractors.According to the U.S. official the pro-regime force has been gathering on the eastern side of the Euphrates River, the dividing line between U.S.-backed and Russian-backed pro-regime forces.The U.S. military has been using the phone hotline to the Russian military to raise concerns about the group. The contacts mirror those made prior to the February 7 attack with the Russian military who said there were no Russian military personnel in the area.A Pentagon spokesman stressed that coalition forces are prepared to defend themselves if needed.“While we do not seek confrontation with pro-regime forces, as we have demonstrated repeatedly, Coalition forces will not hesitate to protect themselves when they are threatened,” said Major Adrian Rankine-Galloway.“Coalition forces maintain good situational awareness of military developments throughout Syria and take appropriate force protection measures to ensure our forces are safe and can carry out their combat missions to rid Syria of ISIS.”Copyright © 2018, ABC Radio. All rights reserved.Powered by WPeMaticolast_img read more

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Zion Williamson’s first open scrimmage with Pelicans draws more than 10K fans

first_imgZion Williamson is helping New Orleans break records before the season even begins.Pelicans officials estimated the rookie phenom drew a crowd of more than 10,000 fans for Saturday’s open scrimmage at Smoothie King Center, which surpassed the previous record of 7,500 attendees set last season. Related News “Last year, I was very impressed with the number of people who came out, but this year was a completely different animal,” Pelicans coach Alvin Gentry said, per the team’s official website. “The whole atmosphere, the energy in the building, the number of fans we had. The fact that there were people sitting in the upper deck is really a surprise. The enthusiasm in the building was really good.”Great crowd – thank you #Pelicans fans! #WontBowDown pic.twitter.com/2he5znNhcN— New Orleans Pelicans (@PelicansNBA) October 5, 2019Williamson wowed with an alley-oop to Lonzo Ball that got fans cheering. Lakers react to Anthony Davis’ impressive preseason debut with L.A. Celtics’ Enes Kanter says he, Tacko Fall were harassed outside local mosque Trail Blazers’ Damian Lillard on load management: ‘I don’t think we have the luxury’ ZION BLOCK 🚫LONZO TO ZION FOR THE SLAM 💪#WBD pic.twitter.com/XECqkfC4q5— New Orleans Pelicans (@PelicansNBA) October 5, 2019″I feel like I’ve had a lot of new experiences that have been great, but to actually walk onto the court that we’ll be playing on a lot, it was great,” Williamson said. “I think we’ll have a lot of great memories here.”Williamson, who turned 19 this summer, was selected first overall in the 2019 NBA Draft after averaging 22.6 points, 8.9 rebounds, 2.1 assists, 2.1 steals and 1.8 blocks per game in his lone season at Duke.The Pelicans open regular-season play Oct. 22 against the defending-champion Raptors.last_img read more

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