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Mighty Esperance melt African hopes of Tanzania’s Azam

first_imgJohannesburg, South Africa | AFP |Esperance of Tunisia demonstrated why they are ranked 342 places above Azam of Tanzania in Africa by winning 3-0 on Tuesday to reach the CAF Confederation Cup play-offs.The Tunis club, winners of all the CAF competitions except the Confederation Cup, qualified 4-2 on aggregate after suffering a surprise first leg defeat in Dar es Salaam nine days ago.After having a first half goal disallowed for offside in the last 16 second leg, Esperance went ahead three minutes into the second half when Saad Bguir converted a free-kick.Haythem Jouini doubled the lead just past the hour and Fakhreddine Ben Youssef put the overall outcome beyond doubt with a third goal nine minutes from time.An ice cream company sponsors Azam, who were handicapped by the absence of three regulars.Injuries ruled out Ivorian striker Kipre Tchetche, whose round of 32 hat-trick is the only one in the competition this year, and compatriot and centre-back Pascal Wawa.Tanzanian full-back Shomari Kapombe is being treated in Johannesburg for a pulmonary embolism after suffering chest pains.Stade Gabesien were another Tunisian club to reach the play-offs, scheduled for May against CAF Champions League last 16 losers.They also triumphed 3-0 at home against Zanaco of Zambia after coming from behind in the first leg two weekends ago to force a 1-1 draw. Ahmed Hosny, who equalised in Lusaka, scored again midway through the opening half in Gabes.Giant Hichem Essifi doubled the lead soon after and completed the scoring during the second half.Gabesien have won two of six qualifiers and drawn the rest in a first Confederation Cup campaign.Sagrada Esperance of Angola have been equally impressive in securing a play-offs place that was clinched through a 2-0 home win over V Club Mokanda of Congo Brazzaville.Guedes Lupapa scored six minutes after half-time in remote mining town Dundo and Osvaldo ‘Joka’ Palana completed a 4-1 aggregate victory with a last-minute goal.Since losing at home to Ajax Cape Town of South Africa in a preliminary round first leg, Sagrada have been unbeaten in five matches, winning four.The matches in Tunisia and Angola were the first in the 13 years of the second-tier African competition to be officially scheduled for midweek.National associations seeking more weekends for domestic fixtures triggered the change and the second legs of the play-offs and three group matchdays are also set for Tuesdays and Wednesdays.Share on: WhatsApplast_img read more

Petrozzi’s amazing 50-footer wins NSW title

first_img2 Feb 2018 Petrozzi’s amazing 50-footer wins NSW title England international Gian-Marco Petrozzi holed a 50ft eagle putt to win the New South Wales Amateur in Australia on the 37th hole of the final.Petrozzi commented: “It feels absolutely great, especially the manner I did it in. To hole a putt like that and win was fabulous.”The 20-year-old from Trentham Golf Club in Staffordshire had been through highs and lows during the final against Australia’s Jed Morgan. He set off playing great golf, firing on all cylinders and was four up after the first 18 holes before extending his lead to six holes in the afternoon.Then, his putter went cold and his opponent found top form. “We ended up all square after 35 and on the last I managed to scrape a half,” said Petrozzi.“On the play-off hole I had 260 yards to the green and hit a three iron to about 50ft – and then managed to hole that 50-footer for an eagle to win.“I’d been down, it’s the end of a long trip and I was mentally tired and feeling almost beaten before I was beaten. But the golfing gods helped me out and I think I did deserve it in the end – and it was great to do it in that fashion.”Petrozzi continues a great English winning tradition in this event, following Scott Gregory in 2017 and Paul Howard in 2015. “The Australians can have the Ashes but not the NSW trophy!” he joked.Petrozzi has been part of a four-man England Golf squad on a month long tour of Australia, alongside Jake Burnage (Saunton, Devon), David Hague (Malton and Norton, Yorkshire) and Matthew Jordan (Royal Liverpool, Cheshire). Other highlights included Hague’s second place in the Avondale Amateur and his quarter final place in the Australian Amateur.“It’s been a fantastic trip,” said Petrozzi, who is also the Welsh open champion. “I will never forget this.Caption: Gian-Marco Petrozzi with the New South Wales Aamateur trophy, courtesy David Tease, Golf NSW Tags: Australia, Gian-Marco Petrozzi, New South Waleslast_img read more


first_imgPatrick Gallagher1340031%31%$112,120 STELLAR WIND WORKS FOR MEETING WITH ‘THE QUEEN’Anticipation is gaining momentum hour by hour for Santa Anita’s Spring Meet showdown between champions Beholder and Stellar Wind in next Saturday’s Grade I, $400,000 Vanity Mile for fillies and mares, three and up.Three-time Eclipse Award winner Beholder, winner of 12 of 13 races at Santa Anita and 16 of 21 overall, eyes her eighth straight victory for Richard Mandella, who trains the six-year-old mare for owner B. Wayne Hughes’ Spendthrift Farm.“She’s doing great, couldn’t be better,” Mandella said of Beholder Saturday morning in the company of Hughes, who will be on hand for the Vanity. Asked tongue-in-cheek if he would take a walkover in the race, Mandella quipped, “That’s one race I could be confident about.”Stellar Wind, three-year-old filly champion of 2015, makes her first start since finishing second by a neck in the Breeders’ Cup Distaff at Keeneland last Oct. 30. The four-year-old daughter of Curlin worked five furlongs in company Saturday morning under regular rider Victor Espinoza in 59.60. Stablemate Too Fast to Pass was timed in 59.80.“She went good,” said Espinoza of Stellar Wind, whom he has ridden six straight times, all stakes, three of them Grade I’s, since owners Kosta and Peter Hronis purchased the chestnut filly for John Sadler to train over a year ago.“She worked in company and I let her stretch her legs down the lane. It’s been a while since she raced, but she’s ready.“Now she has to against The Queen (Beholder). It should be fun.”Added clocker Toby Turrell of The Yellow Sheet on Stellar Wind: “She’s right on point. She hasn’t missed a beat. Her works have been long, fast and she’s finishing good.”Stellar Wind has never lost at Santa Anita, winning all three of her starts including the Grade I Santa Anita Oaks last April 4.The Vanity is expected to draw a short field headed by the Big Two. Other entrants could include Divina Comedia, Lost Bus, Moyo Honey and Taris. SANTA ANITA STATISTICS Joseph Talamo5110111020%61%$521,603 (Current Through Friday, May 27) TrainerSts1st2nd3rdWin%ITM%Money Won KENT DESORMEAUX TO WORK EXAGGERATOR AT BELMONT Santa Anita Derby winner Exaggerator will have his regular rider, Kent Desormeaux, aboard in his major drill next week at Belmont Park for the final jewel in the Triple Crown, the Belmont Stakes on June 11.“Kent will work him,” said Keith, trainer and part owner of Exaggerator, Saturday morning at Santa Anita. “I just haven’t figured out which day I’m going to breeze him yet (either next Saturday, June 4, or Tuesday, June 7).”                  Kentucky Derby winner Nyquist, meanwhile, remains on the road to recovery from a fever that will prevent him from running in the Belmont Stakes.“He’s back eating, his fever is down, and tentatively he’s scheduled to come back (to Santa Anita) a week from Sunday (June 5), but he’s doing really, really good,” said Dennis O’Neill, brother of Doug O’Neill, who trains the son of Uncle Mo for Paul and Zillah Reddam.QUICK CASABLANCA ON OUTSIDE LOOKING INQuick Casablanca drew the extreme outside post position for Sunday’s Grade II, $200,000 Charles Whittingham Stakes for three-year-olds and up at 1 ¼ miles on turf, but Ron McAnally says it will make no nevermind for the eight-year-old Chilean-bred horse, who captured the Grade III San Juan Capistrano at about 1 ¾ miles on a yielding course April 10.“The horse drops back and makes one run,” said Hall of Fame trainer McAnally, 83, and a contemporary of the legendary Whittingham who died at 89 in April 1999.“That’s his style and we don’t want to change it now.”The field for the Whittingham, race eight of nine: Blingo, Alex Solis, 8-1; Patentar, Alonso Quinonez, 15-1; A Red Tie Day, Mario Gutierrez, 6-1; Montego Bay, Drayden Van Dyke, 10-1; Bal a Bali, Flavien Prat, 5-2; Royal Albert Hall, Rafael Bejarano, 6-1; Si Sage, Mike Smith, 15-1; Play Hard to Get, Kent Desormeaux, 20-1; Finnegans Wake, Victor Espinoza, 5-1; and Quick Casablanca, Tyler Baze, 4-1. Hector O. Palma833038%75%$59,490 JockeyMts1st2nd3rdWin%ITM%Money Won Jerry Hollendorfer3763816%46%$499,280 Santiago Gonzalez64912814%45%$459,365 Richard Mandella1733318%53%$198,415 SONGBIRD TO WORK FIVE FURLONGS EARLY SUNDAY MORNINGUndefeated and untested champion Songbird is scheduled to work at 6:30 a.m. Sunday for a possible return to the races in the Grade II, $200,000 Summertime Oaks at 1 1/16 miles on June 18.“She’s going to go five-eighths,” trainer Jerry Hollendorfer said of the daughter of Medaglia d’Oro owned by Rick Porter’s Fox Hill Farm. Rafael Bejarano6814111021%51%$709,645 FINISH LINES: Racing rarity: Jerry Hollendorfer, The Man of a Thousand Horses and winner of more than 7,000 races in his Hall of Fame career, does not have one horse entered on today’s Gold Rush Day card exclusively for California-bred or sired horses at Santa Anita. He does have four entered at a track where he made his bones, Golden Gate Fields in the Bay Area. “I’ll have to try and buy some more Cal-breds,” Hollendorfer said . . . Through 14 racing days, there is a three-way tie in the race for leading jockey between Tyler Baze, Edwin Maldonado and Rafael Bejarano. Each has 14 victories, with Flavien Prat in hot pursuit , one behind at 13 . . . Bob Baffert was pleased with Friday’s four furlong breeze in 47.60 by San Felipe Stakes winner Danzing Candy. It was the son of Twirling Candy‘s first work for Baffert since being transferred to him from trainer Cliff Sise Jr. “It was an easy half,” Baffert said. “I’m just trying to figure him out. I have no plans yet (for a race), but he’s a beautiful horse.” . . . Multiple graded stakes winner Kobe’s Back, prepping for the Grade I Triple Bend Stakes on June 25, worked four furlongs Saturday for Peter Eurton in 47.60 . . . Former jockey Corey Black has taken the book of Jaime Theriot . . . Santa Anita races through this Monday, Memorial Day, which also is Dollar Day. Fans can enjoy draft beers, hot dogs and sodas for just a buck. First post time Memorial Day is 2 p.m. Admission gates open at 11:30 a.m. Santa Anita presents a festive Carnival today through Monday from 12 noon until 7:30 p.m. The entire family can share Carnival rides, games and prizes in additional to exciting Thoroughbred racing . . . Early Pick 3 no secret: Friday’s first three winners were Secret House ($12), Secret Room ($4.20) and Secreto Primero (it means first secret, $11.40), producing a Pick 3 worth $79.40. The “Secret” daily double paid $26.20. Richard Baltas2536312%48%$164,243 Brayan Pena3133710%42%$81,385 Chad Lindsay2241118%27%$76,230 Martin Garcia4164615%39%$377,440 Flavien Prat47137528%53%$517,010 Peter Eurton1650131%38%$197,025 Tiago Pereira4948108%45%$186,648 Edwin Maldonado651412922%54%$501,021 Fernando Perez3032310%27%$139,250 Philip D’Amato391110428%64%$578,715 Mario Gutierrez1835017%44%$251,460 Mike Puype2963221%38%$212,685 John Sadler3162319%35%$378,705 Drayden Van Dyke2933310%31%$160,205 Simon Callaghan1231125%42%$142,830 Martin Pedroza3663517%39%$199,390 Tyler Baze7114141420%59%$612,255 Ignacio Puglisi1331223%46%$79,918 CHAMPS BEHOLDER, STELLAR WIND SET FOR VANITYEXAGGERATOR TO BREEZE AT BELMONT NEXT WEEKSONGBIRD DUE TO WORK AT SANTA ANITA TOMORROWOUTSIDE POST NO DETERENT FOR QUICK CASABLANCA Steven Miyadi1033030%60%$86,155 Edward Freeman931233%67%$95,585 Mark Glatt2544416%48%$144,246last_img read more

Another rumor about Kevin Durant’s future (hint: It was the only one left)

first_imgFr … CLICK HERE if you are having a problem viewing the photos on a mobile deviceYou knew it had to happen at some point.The Athletic is reporting that there is a sense within “Warriors circles” that Kevin Durant will re-sign with the team this summer.Hey, it was the only rumor left. Shabbily sourced reports have had him going to the Knicks, Nets, Lakers, Clippers, Cirque du Soleil, the Audubon Society, the Fraternal Order of Masons and the cast of NPR’s “Wait, Wait … Don’t Tell Me!”last_img read more

Nvidia Plans New HQ For Its Expansion Beyond The GPU

first_img12 Unique Gifts for the Hard-to-Shop-for People… 5 Outdoor Activities for Beating Office Burnout nick statt Tags:#AMD#gaming#microprocessors#Nvidia Related Posts center_img 4 Keys to a Kid-Safe App 9 Books That Make Perfect Gifts for Industry Ex… We’re only two months into 2013, but it has already been a big year for graphics-processing giant Nvidia. At the Consumer Electronics Show in January, the company unveiled Project Shield, its first foray into console gaming hardware. And in February, it was revealed that Nvidia is helping the team behind the Ouya, the wildly successful Kickstarter campaign for an Android-based $99 gaming console, max out its Tegra 3 processor.Now Nvidia, which started as a 3-person team 20 years ago, has announced that it’s outgrown its headquarters in Santa Clara, Calif. In a post on the company’s blog, co-founder Jen-Hsun Huang unveiled plans to build a new complex across the street from the current HQ, designed by architecture firm Gensler with a team headed by prominent architect Hao Ko.Losing Ground To AMDIts no secret in the industry that by purchasing rival graphics chip-maker ATI, chip-giant AMD has in recent years been steadily pushing Nvidia out of one of its prime markets – gaming GPUs. The Gamecube, Wii U and the Xbox 360 all went AMD in that respect (and the Xbox 360’s successor will reportedly follow the same path).With the pressure mounting, Nvidia gambled big and moved fast this year, attempting a home-console disruption with its partner Ouya. So far, the plan seems to be working. The Ouya, which runs solely on a souped-up Nvidia Tegra processor, has everyone talking, be it about the system’s launch games or the fact that CEO Julie Uhrman wants to release a hardware update every year. And Project Shield, a strange hybrid device that fits a flip-out screen to a full-sized controller, has generated some well-earned buzz.New Markets?Beyond gaming, Nvidia is also expanding into vehicle add-ons – driver assistance technology, navigation and in-car entertainment hardware – and has its units in space through a partnership with NASA.The new HQ is meant to signify the company’s new aggressiveness – and free up some desks in the old office, which Huang wrote is getting a little tight now that the company has grown to 8,000 employees across more than 40 sites.In a mock-up provided by Gensler, the new office looks like something out of one of the many science-fiction games Nvidia chips have powered over the years. Featuring two large triangular heaps of glass and what looks like a sprawling hedge-filled perimeter, the new design looks flashy enough to represent the company’s confidence. An even cooler reason behind the three-sided geometry: the triangle represents the fundamental building block of computer graphics.last_img read more

Irving doesn’t mention LeBron in his goodbye to Cleveland

first_imgLATEST STORIES Typhoon Kammuri accelerates, gains strength en route to PH “You understand the magnitude of decisions that you make in your life can affect a lot of people all at once,” Irving said in the more than 4-minute video . “And when you get to that point and you understand that the best intentions for you and ultimately to be in your truth, and find out what you really want to do in your life and how you want to accomplish it — that moment comes and you take full advantage of it.“And there are no other ulterior reasons other than being happy and to be somewhere you feel like it’s an environment that’s conducive for you maximizing your potential.”Irving apparently felt it was time to get out from under the colossal shadow cast by James. The pair won an NBA title together — the first for any Cleveland team since 1964 — in 2016, but Irving did not single out James in his video or the accompanying note.When the Cavs first announced Irving’s trade on Aug. 22, James offered praise to his younger teammate on Twitter , saying: “Special talent/guy! Nothing but respect and what a ride it was our 3 years together.”Irving’s comments were his first since the trade. He was sent to the Celtics for All-Star guard Isaiah Thomas, forward Jae Crowder, center Ante Zizic and the 2018 first-round pick Boston acquired from Brooklyn.ADVERTISEMENT Arellano’s Lervin Flores crowned new NCAA slam dunk king SEA Games in Calabarzon safe, secure – Solcom chief In a meeting last month with Cleveland owner Dan Gilbert, Irving said he wanted out. Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Kammuri turning to super typhoon less likely but possible — Pagasa UPLB exempted from SEA Games class suspension Catriona Gray spends Thanksgiving by preparing meals for people with illnesses Brace for potentially devastating typhoon approaching PH – NDRRMC 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 MOST READ VIDEO: A (fresh-faced) @KyrieIrving speaks, now that the deal to the Celtics is finally done. Thanks Cleveland, says “the journey continues” pic.twitter.com/leFoxAIkX2— Rachel Nichols (@Rachel__Nichols) August 31, 2017CLEVELAND — Kyrie Irving did not mention LeBron James, now his former teammate, while thanking Cleveland fans after his trade to Boston was finalized.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 shutoutIrving, who is now officially a member of the Celtics after the teams completed a blockbuster deal that had stalled, posted a lengthy thank-you note and video on his Instagram account Thursday. While somewhat vague about his intentions, the All-Star guard explained some the reasons that led to him requesting the Cavaliers trade him following six seasons — and three straight trips to the NBA Finals.ADVERTISEMENT Read Next WATCH: Streetboys show off slick dance moves in Vhong Navarro’s wedding After the Cavaliers had concerns about Thomas’ hip injury, they asked for more and obtained a 2020 second-round pick from the Celtics, completing the deal.In his video, Irving thanked Gilbert and Cleveland’s ownership group for taking “a chance on a 19-year-old kid that was coming off a stubbed right toe, of being in a very, very immature place at the time.”The Cavaliers selected Irving with the No. 1 overall pick in 2011 after he played in just 11 games at Duke because of injury.He was a four-time All-Star with Cleveland and made the biggest basket in franchise history, a 3-pointer in the closing moments of Game 7 in the 2016 Finals that propelled the Cavs to the title.While Irving and James had their differences, the two seemingly managed to work through them. After the Cavs were beaten by Golden State in this year’s Finals, Irving spoke at length about what it meant to play with James and how much he had learned.But as he closed his video, Irving didn’t acknowledge their relationship.“And to my teammates: crazy stories, crazy experiences and just unbelievable human beings, man,” Irving said. “You all know how this brotherhood goes, man. All love.” LOOK: Venues for 2019 SEA Games View commentslast_img read more

Maradona Slaps Journalist for bothering spouse Veronica

first_imgArgentine football great Diego Maradona punched one of the reporters who crowded around him as he left a show with his younger son Diego Fernando.The incident occurred Saturday afternoon at the door of the El National theatre where Maradona attended a children’s show “Panam” with his son and the boy’s mother Veronica Ojeda, reports EFE.”This is my gift for the Day of the Child: it’s the first Day of the Child I’m going to spend with my son,” Maradona, surrounded by reporters, said from inside his vehicle.”What are you doing, idiot? Why are you bothering my wife?” Maradona then asked one of the reporters present before getting out of his car and punching him in an incident that was caught on television cameras.last_img read more

James Harden, Clint Capela lead Rockets to easy win over Hawks

first_imgHouston Rockets center Clint Capela dunks in front of Atlanta Hawks forward Vince Carter, left, during the second half of an NBA basketball game Tuesday, March 19, in Atlanta. Houston won 121-105. (AP Photo/John Amis)ATLANTA— Chris Paul wasn’t concerned that Houston would keep struggling to hit shots.“In the first half we weren’t making anything,” he said. “We looked, and it was tied up and we were down two at some point. Once we started making stops, we can blow this game open, man. That’s what I always say. ‘If we’re not making shots, you better go on a run on us.’ ”ADVERTISEMENT SEA Games hosting troubles anger Duterte James Harden had 31 points and 10 assists, Clint Capela added 26 points and 11 rebounds and the Rockets won their third straight game with a 121-105 victory over the Atlanta Hawks on Tuesday night.Clint Capela patrols the paint with 26 PTS (11-13 FGM), 11 REB as the @HoustonRockets win in Atlanta!#Rockets 121#TrueToAtlanta 105FEATURED 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, logisticsJames Harden: 31 PTS, 10 AST, 8 REBDanuel House Jr: 19 PTS, 6 3PMChris Paul: 13 PTS, 11 ASTTrae Young: 21 PTS, 12 AST pic.twitter.com/G81RQtGNmh— NBA (@NBA) March 20, 2019 MOST READ View comments Miguel Romero Polo: Bamboo technology like no other Atlanta took a two-point lead early in the third on Dewayne Dedmon’s 3, but it lasted just a few seconds. P.J. Tucker, Paul and Harden each followed with a 3 to make it 68-61. The Hawks called timeout before Harden and Tucker each hit a 3 to push the lead back to double digits.Harden fed Capela for a dunk that made it 78-67, and Atlanta coach Lloyd Pierce asked for another timeout. It did little to slow Houston, which went up 104-84 on Paul’s 3.Capela’s three-point play in the second quarter made it 53-42 for the game’s first double-digit lead on an 11-1 Houston run.“We have a lot of knockdown shooters,” Harden said. “Offensively, we can get it going at any moment. If we can sustain our defensive pressure for an entire game, then we can put a lot of pressure on the other team’s defense.”TIP-INSRockets: Danuel House Jr. had six 3s and 19 points. … Houston finished with 19 3s, two nights after getting 21 against the Timberwolves. .. Coach Mike D’Antoni continued his pattern of resting players. C Nene sat out Tuesday and will do so on Wednesday. G Iman Shumpert was given Tuesday off. … Harden has at least 10 assists in his last five games.Hawks: Rookie G Kevin Huerter went 2 for 9 from the field and finished with four points in 27 minutes. … 41-year-old Vince Carter, a reserve, had 14 points and nine rebounds in 27 minutes.UP NEXTRockets: At Memphis on Wednesday.Hawks: Host Utah on Thursday. JJ Redick just misses triple-double as 76ers hold on to beat Hornets Bloomberg: US would benefit from more, not fewer, immigrants Trump tells impeachment jokes at annual turkey pardon event Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Nextcenter_img Private companies step in to help SEA Games hosting The Rockets have won 12 of 13 and have 10 wins in their last 13 road games.It was a lopsided matchup. The Hawks, led by Trae Young’s 21 points and 12 assists and John Collins’ 20 points 10 rebounds, are rebuilding and likely headed for the NBA draft lottery. Houston is third in the Western Conference and has plenty of star power.Harden, the league’s scoring leader, is trying to become the first player since Michael Jordan in 1988-89 to average at least 30 points, seven assists, six rebounds and two steals.Atlanta had no player able to defend him for long as he finished 8 for 18 from the field and 11 of 12 from the foul line. Harden set a new NBA single-season high of 890 attempts beyond the arc, four more than Stephen Curry took in 2015-16.ADVERTISEMENT Trending Articles PLAY LIST 00:50Trending Articles00:50Trending Articles00:50Trending Articles02:42PH 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 LATEST STORIES Paul, who last month joined Oscar Robertson, Magic Johnson, John Stockton and Jason Kidd as the only players with at least 17,000 career points, 9,000 assists and 4,000 rebounds, had 13 points, 11 assists, three steals and just one turnover.“We get most of the shots that we want every night,” Paul said. “It’s just a matter of whether or not they go in. We just keep trying to turn the defense and push the tempo and we feel like we can make shots.”UNGUARDABLE. pic.twitter.com/xHYuWv6hVT— Houston Rockets (@HoustonRockets) March 20, 2019Capela got his sixth straight double-double and 37th overall.“Their second-half execution was tough,” Collins said. “I think they turned it up a little bit, hit a lot of tough shots and that pushed the lead out. With a team like that, if they get a lead, they know how to keep it.”Houston struggled beyond the arc in the first half, missing 13 of its first 15 attempts, and entering the third was just 4 for 21.But just as they did Sunday with 21 3s in a win over Minnesota, the Rockets came out of the break quickly, finishing the period with eight 3s to take charge of the game.The Hawks never had a chance the rest of the way, letting Houston push the lead to 93-78 early in the fourth when Paul fed Kenneth Faried for a layup. Colombia protesters vow new strike after talks hit snag Wintry storm delivers US travel woes before Thanksgiving Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Google Philippines names new country directorlast_img read more

9 months agoHuddersfield manager Wagner: I’ve got owners support

first_imgHuddersfield manager Wagner: I’ve got owners supportby Freddie Taylor9 months agoSend to a friendShare the loveHuddersfield Town manager David Wagner insists he has the support of owner Dean Hoyle.The Terries face a huge battle to stave off relegation this summer. After 21 games, the Yorkshire club are rock bottom with two wins and fifteen losses.Asked if was being supported from within the club, Wagner said: “Absolutely, I can’t ask for more support than I’ve got from the board and especially from Dean, our chairman.”We are always, and we are at the minute, in very tight and honest conversations about everything, so I can’t ask for more.” TagsTransfersAbout the authorFreddie TaylorShare the loveHave your saylast_img read more

a month agoLampard insists Chelsea were better than Liverpool

first_imgAbout the authorFreddie TaylorShare the loveHave your say Lampard insists Chelsea were better than Liverpoolby Freddie Taylora month agoSend to a friendShare the loveFrank Lampard was happy with Chelsea’s performance in Sunday’s 2-1 loss to Liverpool.Liverpool went 2-0 up within 30 minutes against the hosts, thanks to goals from Trent Alexander-Arnold and Roberto Firmino.N’Golo Kante struck back late in the second half but it wasn’t enough for Chelsea to rescue a point.He told Sky Sports:”Performance wise we were the better team. We had more energy in our game, character and spirit.”That’s why the crowd applauded at the end. Let’s take this forward.”The Blues did have a goal disallowed by VAR due to an offside, which Lampard was happy to accept after the game.”I like to think we might get a couple in our favour, but you can see Mason is a tiny bit offside,” he added.”We have to get on with it. It is a sad thing for the celebration and the moment but if we are looking for correct decisions that is where we are at. It changes the atmosphere in the crowd, on the pitch. We are slightly deflated and they get a boost. We deserved to be level at that point.” last_img read more

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