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Chelsea make ‘lucrative’ transfer offer to Man Utd’s Angel

first_img The attacking midfielder has been restricted to just six first-team appearances this season so has refused to sign a deal and will be a free agent from July 1. Manager Ole Solskjaer said yesterday: “I’ve not heard from them last night or this morning, it seems like they haven’t managed to agree.” Gomes has represented England at every level from under 16 to under 20 and was captain of the under-17 World Cup winning side in 2016. He was also the youngest winner of United’s prestigious Jimmy Murphy youth player award in 2017, at the age of 15 years 362 days, after scoring 12 goals in 19 appearances for the under-18s. read also:Revealed! How Man Utd’s Angel visited Nigerian prophet in attempt to heal injury London born Gomes’ father Gil was a Portuguese under-21 international. He is also the godson of United legend Nani. FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmail分享 Loading… Chelsea have reportedly made a “lucrative” offer to sign Angel Gomes after Ole Gunnar Solskjaer confirmed he has not extended his Manchester United contract. Angel Gomes set to depart from old trafford after failed talks The playmaker is set to walk out on Old Trafford today, having failed to agree fresh terms with the club. According to the Independent, Gomes rejected an offer of £25,000 plus bonuses, but had more favourable options elsewhere. One of the most interested clubs is Chelsea, as manager Frank Lampard is keen to add the 19-year-old to his crop of homegrown talent. Super-agent Pini Zahavi is involved in the discussion, but Gomes also plenty of other interest from across Europe. It is understood he has been approached by Hamburg, Valencia and Benfica among leading clubs from the continent.Advertisementcenter_img Promoted ContentWhich Country Is The Most Romantic In The World?7 Universities In The World With The Highest Market Value7 Ways To Understand Your Girlfriend BetterBirds Enjoy Living In A Gallery Space Created For ThemInsane 3D Spraying Skills Turn In Incredible Street ArtEverything You Need To Know About Asteroid ArmageddonPlaying Games For Hours Can Do This To Your Body7 Ways To Understand Your Girlfriend Better6 Incredibly Strange Facts About Hurricanes2020 Tattoo Trends: Here’s What You’ll See This Year9 Facts You Should Know Before Getting A TattooCouples Who Celebrated Their Union In A Unique, Unforgettable Waylast_img read more

North East School Chess Championship from December 19

first_imgOur Sports ReporterGUWAHATI: The 8th editions of Raktabh Dutta Choudhury Memorial North East School Chess Championship will kick off in the city on December 19. The four-day meet, to be organized by the Mind Sports Foundation, will be held at the Assam Jatiya Bidyalay campus at Noonmati. The secretary of the Mind Sports Foundation Nayan Kumar Dutta today informed the media that more than 100 players from the different parts of the Northeast are expected to participate in the tournament. The champion will earn a cash award of Rs 10 thousand while the next two position holders will be richer by Rs 7,500 and Rs 5,000 respectively. The organizer will provide cash awards to the first ten position winners of the meet. Meanwhile Dutta today also announced that like the earlier years this time also Mind Sports Foundation will felicitate a Senior Sports Journalists of the state and this time they have selected President of the Sports Journalists Federation of India Subodh Malla Barua.Also Read: DPS, Guwahati bag runners up title in National U-11 Chess ChampionshipAlso Watch: Govt all set to push for the contentious Citizenship Bill in the winter session of Parliamentlast_img read more

Siena looks to extend streak vs Quinnipiac

first_imgSUPER SENIORS: Siena’s Jalen Pickett, Manny Camper and Elijah Burns have combined to account for 60 percent of the team’s scoring this season, including 71 percent of all Saints points over the last five games.KEY CONTRIBUTIONS: Pickett has either made or assisted on 57 percent of all Siena field goals over the last five games. Pickett has 32 field goals and 35 assists in those games.SLIPPING AT 75: Quinnipiac is 0-8 this year when it allows 75 points or more and 12-6 when holding opponents to fewer than 75.PASSING FOR POINTS: The Saints have recently used assists to create buckets more often than the Bobcats. Quinnipiac has 31 assists on 71 field goals (43.7 percent) across its past three outings while Siena has assists on 34 of 68 field goals (50 percent) during its past three games.DID YOU KNOW: Quinnipiac as a team has made 10.1 3-pointers per game this season, which is eighth-best among Division I teams. ___For more AP college basketball coverage: and was generated by Automated Insights,, using data from STATS LLC, February 25, 2020 Share This StoryFacebookTwitteremailPrintLinkedinRedditSiena (15-10, 11-5) vs. Quinnipiac (12-14, 7-9)People’s United Center, Hamden, Connecticut; Wednesday, 7 p.m. ESTBOTTOM LINE: Siena looks for its sixth straight conference win against Quinnipiac. Siena’s last MAAC loss came against the St. Peter’s Peacocks 85-80 on Feb. 2. Quinnipiac lost 89-78 to Monmouth in its most recent game.center_img Siena looks to extend streak vs Quinnipiac Associated Press last_img read more

Samuel Eto Tops the List of 23 African Laliga Goal-Scorers

first_imgThe prolific Cameroon international is just one of the many Africans to have made their goal scoring mark in LaLiga over the years.Many African players have made outstanding contributions to LaLiga over the years, with links between Spanish football and the entire continent growing stronger day by day.Ex-Barcelona and Cameroon legend Samuel Eto’o tops the list of all-time African scorers in LaLiga. Former Sevilla and Mali striker Frederic Kanoute, now an official LaLiga ambassador, is in second spot with 1990s SD Compostela and Nigerian forward Christopher Ohen third. 23 players of 22 different African nationalities have found the net in LaLiga through the years. The first was pioneer Alhaji Momodo Njie – known as Biri Biri – at Sevilla in the 1970s. The connection between the continent and LaLiga looks set to long continue, with young Kenyan international Michael Olunga the latest African to open his goal scoring account with Girona during the 2017/18 season.Top 10 African LaLiga goal-scorers162 – Samuel Eto’o – Cameroon (Real Madrid, Real Mallorca, Barcelona)The top African footballer of all time in LaLiga is of course Samuel Eto’o, who scored 162 goals (108 in 144 appearances for Barcelona and 54 in 128 appearances for Real Mallorca) in the competition. The former Cameroon international, who started his career in Real Madrid’s youth system, won three LaLiga titles during his time at the Camp Nou [04/05, 05/06 and 08/09], as well as the top scorer award in the 05/06 season with 26 goals.89 – Frederic Kanoute – Mali (Sevilla)Frederic Kanoute became a hero at the Sanchez Pizjuan during his seven seasons as a Sevilla player, during which time he scored 89 times in 209 LaLiga appearances. The ex-Mali international’s best season was 2006/07 when he found the net 21 times in 32 games in the competition as Sevilla challenged all season for the LaLiga title before eventually finishing third.48 – Christopher Ohen – Nigeria (SD Compostela)Christopher Ohen came through the youth ranks at Real Madrid, playing for their Castilla youth team before joining second tier side SD Compostela in 1991. An immediate hit with the Galicians, he helped them to promotion three years later before hitting 48 goals in 117 games during four seasons in the top flight. To this day he remains Compostela’s record goal-scorer in LaLiga.43 – Youssef El Arabi – Morocco (Granada)Youssef El Arabi joined newly promoted Granada from Saudi side Al-Hilal in the summer of 2012 and quickly settled in as a key member of the team, spending four seasons in LaLiga. The Morocco international’s 43 goals in 130 games included hat-tricks against Malaga and Levante and a fine strike against Real Madrid in his final season at the club.34 – Valdo – Cape Verde (Real Madrid, Osasuna, Espanyol, Malaga, Levante, Racing Club)Valmiro Lopes Rocha – known as Valdo – is another ex-Real Madrid youth teamer who scored 19 times in five seasons at Osasuna from 2002 to 2007. The twice capped Cape Verde international also represented Espanyol, Malaga, Levante and Racing Club as an attacking midfielder. Now aged 37, he is still turning out for Peña Sport in Spain’s third tier.33 – Rodolfo Bodipo – Equatorial Guinea (Racing Santander, Alaves, Deportivo La Coruna)Seville-born Rodolfo Bodipo forged a long and successful career as a centre-forward for six different Spanish sides. The Equatorial Guinea international starred in particular at Racing Santander with 16 goals across the 2002/03 and 2003/04 seasons, while his famous header for Deportivo La Coruna in a 1-1 at the Camp Nou in 2009 is also well remembered.31 – Cedric Bakambu – DR Congo (Villarreal)Cedric Bakambu was a firm favourite with Villarreal’s fans during his two and a half seasons at the club during which time he scored 31 times in 75 LaLiga appearances. A hat-trick against Eibar in October 2017 saw the pacy international centre-forward become the first African winner of the LaLiga Player of the Month award.24 – Manucho Gonçalves – Angola (Real Valladolid and Rayo Vallecano)Powerful centre-forward Manucho landed in LaLiga after joining Real Valladolid from Manchester United in 2008 and is most remembered for his brace against Real Madrid in December 2012. In the summer of 2014 he joined Rayo Vallecano, where he is currently a LaLiga 1l2l3 cult hero at the age of 35.24 – Mohammed Tchite – Burundi (Racing Club)Mohammed Tchite racked up three excellent LaLiga campaigns with Racing Club, scoring 11 goals in his final season of 2009/10. A double strike from the Burundi international against neighbors Sporting Gijon on the final day of the 2009/10, which saved his side from relegation, will live long in the memory of football fans in Santander.22 – Sofiane Feghouli – Algeria (Almeria, Valencia)After an initial year on loan at Almeria, Sofiane Feghouli became a key member of the Valencia team during four seasons in the first team at Mestalla. The attacking midfielder’s best campaign was 2013/14, when his performances brought him the official award as the top African player in LaLiga.Other African scorers include:16 – Arouna Kone – Ivory Coast (Levante)10 – Thomas Partey – Ghana (Atletico Madrid)10 – Ibrahima Balde – Senegal (Atletico Madrid, Osasuna)10 – Benni McCarthy – South Africa (Celta Vigo)10 – Lassad Nouioui – Tunisia (Deportivo La Coruna)9 – Biri Biri – Gambia (Sevilla)8 – Alhassane Keita – Guinea (Real Mallorca)8 – Thievy Bifouma – Congo (Espanyol, Almeria, Granada)5 – Emmanuel Adebayor – Togo (Real Madrid)4 – Mido – Egypt (Celta Vigo)3 – Jonathan Zongo – Burkina Faso (Almeria)3 – Michael Olunga – Kenya (Girona)3 – Simao Mate Junior – Mozambique (Levante)Share this:FacebookRedditTwitterPrintPinterestEmailWhatsAppSkypeLinkedInTumblrPocketTelegramlast_img read more

UW opens spring with trip to nation

first_imgDEREK MONTGOMERY/Herald PhotoWith Lake Mendota still frozen over and snow still lingering on the ground, it seems a bit goofy to be discussing soccer. But for the UW men’s soccer team, it is never too soon to get the ball rolling on its spring schedule, and that’s just what they did on a trip to Washington D.C. last week.While the trip certainly offered the Badgers a chance to get back into action, it wasn’t necessarily all business. The team intertwined action on the pitch — including its first shot at actually playing on grass — with trips to the White House, Capitol and Pentagon.”When we go on the spring trips we like to combine some of the soccer stuff with some of the tourist, educational component as well,” Wisconsin head coach Jeff Rohrman said. “It was great for our guys to play some competitive games, and, at the same time get a chance to meet Senator Kohl and do a couple of tours. It was fantastic.”Wisconsin opened play last Sunday, falling to the Richmond Kickers club team in a 1-0 game, but battled back later that same day, coming through with a 3-0 victory over the University of Richmond Spiders.But perhaps the soccer highlight of the trip came in a Tuesday matchup with defending-champion Maryland. While playing with a different format — four 30-minute periods instead of two 45-minute halves — the Badgers played to a draw with the Terrapins.”I thought they played quite well in all three games … considering we hadn’t even been outside — our first time on grass was at one of the parks there,” Rohrman said. “When you’re with the team for five or six days you certainly get time to talk to each other and get to know each other. A lot of positives come from the [trip].”Another one of those positives included getting Eric Conklin and Scott Lorenz — the two freshmen who redshirted this past fall — into action with the team.”I think the two freshmen that we redshirted showed well,” Rohrman said. “They met our expectations for what they could do and I know they were excited to finally get a uniform on and get out there.”Overall, the head coach who is heading into his fifth season at UW was impressed with the team’s play on the defensive end.The Badgers gave up 30 goals in 19 games last season while going 8-11-0 overall. But with seven of those 11 losses coming by one goal or less, the defense — led by captain Aaron Hohlbein — is looking to step things up, starting right away this spring.”I think we’ve taken a few steps forward on the defensive side,” Rohrman said. “That’s certainly been a point of emphasis with us, in terms of not giving up goals. We have enough fire power to create some things, we just have to be sure we’re taking care of the defensive side of it.”Victor Diaz, who will be a sophomore next fall, led the way as far as goal-scoring on the trip to the nation’s capital, scoring twice. The Spaniard really came on down the stretch in his first year as a Badger.Diaz has been joined by a fellow Madrid native this spring, freshman Pablo Delgado. While it may take the 21-year old some time to get used to the college game, his resume speaks for itself.Delgado has played for some of the top amateur teams in Spain and twice played in the COTIF international tournament. Diaz, who had to make the same transition less than two years ago, will probably be a key factor in helping Delgado gear his game more towards college play.”Being from the same country and having known each other a few years, there’s obviously a great connection there,” Rohrman said. “Victor is such a wonderful personality and a good person. I’m sure he’s going to help Pablo in any way he can. It’s just a natural thing for Pablo to migrate towards Victor.”Just how much Delgado will have to lean on Diaz is the question. Rohrman is encouraged by what he’s seen from the incoming freshman already in his first few weeks with the team.”To be honest, Pablo has done very, very well these first few weeks,” Rohrman said. “He’s a very mature young man and he’s made the adjustment rather quickly from what I can see right now.”The Badgers spring season continues April 1, when they will host a round-robin tournament including UW-Green Bay, UW-Parkside and Northwestern at McClimon Soccer Complex.”Hopefully the weather will cooperate — on April 1 you never know what you’re going to get,” Rohrman said. “You really have to take advantage of every playing opportunity.”last_img read more

Pittsburgh continues up-and-down season with strong effort against No. 4 Notre Dame

first_imgPittsburgh gave No. 4 Notre Dame all it could handle on Saturday afternoon. It scraped and clawed its way into a first overtime. And a second. And then a third.But the win-loss column shows no mercy, and the Panthers came a few plays short of finishing the job.“There were a lot of plays in that game,” Pittsburgh head coach Paul Chryst said during the Big East coaches’ teleconference on Monday. “There were probably 200-something plays that all had an outcome. Sometimes it goes your way, and sometimes it doesn’t.”Despite its valiant effort, Pittsburgh succumbed to the Fighting Irish in triple overtime 29-26. After Pitt kicker Kevin Harper missed a game-winning 33-yard field goal attempt in the second overtime, Notre Dame kept Pitt out of the end zone in the third extra frame and won on quarterback Everett Golson’s sneak from inside the 1 yard line.A win could have been season-defining for Pitt (4-5, 1-3 Big East) and its rookie head coach. The team has struggled to find consistency in 2012, mixing highlights like an 18-point win over Virginia Tech with disappointments like a season-opening loss to Football Championship Subdivision foe Youngstown State.AdvertisementThis is placeholder text“I think we can play with anybody, as long as we come ready to play,” Pittsburgh senior running back Ray Graham told The Associated Press. “One thing we do is play to our opponents’ level, and I think we have to just play our game every time.”Entering the game at 4-4 overall, Pitt had a chance to move a win closer to bowl eligibility if it could pull off the upset in South Bend, Ind. Now, Chryst and his team need to bounce back quickly. The Panthers must win two of their final three matchups against Connecticut, Rutgers and South Florida to reach the postseason.“Each week, you’ve got challenges, and each challenge is an opportunity,” Chryst said during the teleconference. “You’ve got to rebound, and it’s no different than during the course of a game. If something bad happens, or it doesn’t turn out the way you want it, you have to regroup.”On Saturday, the Panthers were on the verge of shocking the college football world. The Pitt defense held strong well into the second half, limiting Notre Dame to two field goals through three quarters. Going into the fourth, the Panthers held a 20-6 advantage.But Golson threw for two touchdowns in the fourth, Pitt couldn’t score and the game went to overtime tied at 20. From there, Notre Dame survived.The outcome spoiled a strong effort by Graham, who has played well this season in a comeback from a torn anterior crucial ligament suffered against Connecticut last year. Graham rushed for 172 yards on 24 carries on Saturday, an average of 7.2 yards per carry, including a 16-yard scamper that gave Pitt a 10-6 lead late in the second quarter.Pitt quarterback Tino Sunseri played well in the hostile environment, throwing for 164 yards and a touchdown without committing a turnover. The Panthers won the turnover battle 3-0.“I thought our guys prepared well,” Chryst said. “They put themselves out there and competed. By no means were we clean all the time, but I think it was just our players respecting the process of preparation and enjoying the opportunity to play against a heck of a defense.”Notre Dame has its sights set on earning a national title game appearance this season. At 9-0 after the win over Pitt, Notre Dame has three more tests on its regular season schedule, with the last being a trip to Southern California on Nov. 24.If Harper had made his game-winning attempt in the second overtime, or if the Pitt defense had come up with one more late-game stop, Notre Dame’s lofty hopes could have come to an abrupt end.But the Irish came out on top as the Panthers suffered another loss.“In the end, each player has got to take ownership of anything that happens, good or bad,” Chryst said. “That’s how you grow as a team, it’s how you grow as a person and in some ways it’s the ironic beauty of sport.”South Florida snaps skidSouth Florida has experienced a frustrating pattern in recent years, with promising preseason hopes giving way to a disappointing campaign. USF dropped seven of its final eight games last season and carried a six-game skid into Saturday’s matchup with Connecticut.Needing the win to keep its slim bowl hopes alive, the Bulls came through with a 13-6 win over the Huskies. B.J. Daniels scored on a 5-yard run in the first quarter for the only touchdown of the game, and USF won despite being outgained 327-283.Still, the Bulls need to win their final three games to achieve bowl eligibility. Comments Facebook Twitter Google+ Published on November 7, 2012 at 1:24 am Contact Kevin: kmprisei@syr.edulast_img read more

SISAL Italia secures ‘big win’ through SuperEnalotto contract

first_img Submit Italian bookmakers face cruel summer as ADM sanctions shop closures July 27, 2020 TVBET passes GLI test for five live games in Malta and Italy August 25, 2020 CT Gaming bolsters Italian profile with The Betting Coach  August 27, 2020 Related Articles Share StumbleUpon Share Italian gambling operator Gruppo SISAL has confirmed that it will continue to operate Italy’s ‘SuperEnalotto’ lottery concession for a further nine years.SISAL continues to service its lead lottery contract having submitted to Italy’s Customs & Monopolies Agency (AAMS) a €222 million tender combined with a further 0.5% commission on ticket sales.Italian industry news source AgiproNews reports that SISAL’s SuperEnalotto concession far outmatched reported offers of €130 million submitted by Lottomatica and €100 million tendered by Czech gambling conglomerate SAZKA.First established in 1997, SuperEnalotto is Italy’s popular ‘six numbers draw game’, which features three weekly draw formats and to date has distributed player winnings of approximately €7 billion.In its update, SISAL revealed that its concession offer had won both best technical (45pts) and economic (55pts) proposal by the AAMS.Updating stakeholders, SISAL group Chief Executive Emilio Petrone described the concession as an ‘important result’ for its business.“I am extremely satisfied and think that Sisal is the best company to manage the SuperEnalotto concession,” said Petrone.“This is a very important result for our Company, for its history and for all its employees, and comes after a structured process undertaken by the Italian Ministry of the Economy and Finance, the Customs and Monopolies Agency, and the Tender Commission.”last_img read more

Seahawks, Russell Wilson agree to record 4-year, $140M extension, reports say

first_img Russell Wilson free agency rumors: Seahawks think quarterback eventually ‘would like to play elsewhere’ SEATTLE. Let’s get it. @Seahawks #GoHawks— Russell Wilson (@DangeRussWilson) April 16, 2019In the video, posted after midnight on the West Coast, the couple appears to be in bed. Wilson closes the 20-second announcement with, “I’ll see you all in the morning, time for you all to go to bed.”The deal secures Wilson through 2023 and appears to end speculation that he wanted to play for the Giants. According to NFL Network, $107 million of the deal is guaranteed and it has a no-trade clause.Under Wilson, the Seahawks are 75-36-1 in the regular season, reaching the playoffs in six of his seven seasons and winning the Super Bowl after the 2013 season. He has averaged 28 touchdown passes and has a career passer rating of 100.3 while being named to the Pro Bowl five times. Russell Wilson rumors: Seahawks QB won’t sign extension past midnight deadline And leave it to Wilson to involve his wife, Ciara, and social media in the announcement in the wee hours Tuesday morning.”Hey, Seattle, we got a deal,” says a shirtless and tired-sounding Wilson, his wife resting on his shoulder, in a video posted on Twitter.center_img “At the end of the day, my guy wants to live, work, thrive in Seattle. Loves this town and its fans,” agent Mark Rodgers told of the deal reached after midnight PT. “He compromised to stay here. I respect that.”The average annual value of the contract, $35 million, pushes Wilson, 30, past Packers quarterback Aaron Rodgers as the highest-paid player in the league. Related News Seahawks quarterback Russell Wilson says he and the team have “got a deal” to keep him in Seattle, and multiple reports say it’s a record-breaker.According to NFL Media and, the extension is the richest in NFL history, running four years and worth $140 million, including a record $65 million signing bonus.last_img read more

Lakers, without Rajon Rondo about a month, seek solutions

first_img“Just trying to learn to control the game better,” Ball said. “When (Rondo) comes in, the pace goes however he wants it to go, gets everybody in their spots, so that’s what I try to do.”Sign up for Home Turf and get exclusive stories every SoCal sports fan must read, sent daily. Subscribe here.Ball’s production has dipped slightly with his minutes (8.7 ppg, 4.8 apg, 4.9 rpg), but figure to rise in Rondo’s absence. The more pressing question might be who takes over a second unit that has been particularly strong the past seven games, when the Lakers (8-6) have been 6-1. During that stretch, the Lakers’ bench has the fifth-best plus-minus rating in the league (plus-2.3 average), which Walton attributed largely to Rondo’s discerning leadership.There’s no obvious candidate to take over Rondo’s minutes, although Walton mentioned Lance Stephenson and Svi Mykhailiuk could take on more ball-handling duties. The most compelling candidate as an out-of-position point guard is Brandon Ingram, who played that role for the Lakers in spurts last season.Ingram said in the immediate aftermath of Rondo’s injury Wednesday night that he was open to playing more point guard. But Walton pointed out that the cast around him has changed, so it wouldn’t necessarily be an easy transition for Ingram.“That group has kind of gotten in a nice rhythm of being able to run certain sets and knowing how to play out of it, and Rondo kind of orchestrating that whole deal,” he said. “It’ll be a little different from that, from BI’s experience last year, but knowing that he can do that I think is something that will make it easier without Rondo this time around.”The Lakers are still hoping to have Rondo on an upcoming three-game trip through Florida and Ohio. Even though Rondo is slated for surgery, Walton said Rondo has been making his case to travel. His biggest obstacle to being cleared is swelling in his hand – when the inflammation settles, he’ll fly out to join the Lakers.Since an unsightly fist fight in the Lakers’ first home game of the season, Rondo has gradually worked his way into being an indispensable voice in the locker room and on the court. Even as the Lakers deal with playing without him for the next stretch, they hope to squeeze out as many contributions from him as they can get.“Him and ’Bron are two leaders on this team, so obviously we’re going to miss him,” Ball said. “We know he has surgery coming up soon, so hopefully a speedy recovery gets him back on the court, but his presence is still going to be felt. Just the person he is, he’s always going to be with us.” Lakers, Clippers schedules set for first round of NBA playoffs AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MOREUCLA alum Kenny Clark signs four-year contract extension with Packers But no amount of off-court vocal leadership will replace the points, assists and rebounds Rondo brought to the floor as he helped whip the Lakers’ second unit into shape the past few weeks. The veteran point guard had surgery later Thursday and is expected to be out for 4-5 weeks, while the team begins the difficult process of assessing how best to make up for his absence.Much of that role will fall to Lonzo Ball, already the starter, who is likely to see his minutes increase. That’s not new for Ball, who averaged more than 34 minutes per game last season as a rookie, but he acknowledged he’s also found parts of Rondo’s game he’d like to better emulate. Trail Blazers, Grizzlies advance to NBA play-in game; Suns, Spurs see playoff dreams dashed Trail Blazers beat Grizzlies in play-in, earn first-round series with the Lakers Lakers practice early hoping to answer all questions center_img TAKING THE HITSAfter shooting 15 times from the free-throw line on Wednesday night, LeBron James was asked if he was bothered by the physicality Portland’s defense showered on him.“I don’t know,” he said. “See how I feel in the morning.”Related Articles EL SEGUNDO — Even after an early morning session in the film room, Luke Walton couldn’t precisely pinpoint when Rajon Rondo broke a bone in his right hand.The best he could offer with total certainty was that at some point midway through the fourth quarter, he noticed Rondo wasn’t using it. Rondo quietly walked to the tunnel with head athletic trainer Mario Nunez in tow, away from a crowd whose furor was being stoked by LeBron James.Characteristically, Rondo was back at work Thursday morning, standing in for 5-on-0 work in street clothes and with a wrap around his injured hand. Even as team officials told the media the 32-year-old would undergo surgery to repair a fracture in his third metacarpal in the next 24 hours, Rondo was trying to help.“That’s one of the things I love about coaching him,” Walton said. “He had a little splint on his hand, but he was still out there being involved and helping our group get better.” How athletes protesting the national anthem has evolved over 17 years Maybe “bothered” isn’t the right term for a night when James scored a season-high 44 points, but he certainly welcomed rest. Even though Walton said James said he felt “great” on Thursday morning, he was excused from a shortened practice to get treatment with team trainers.With one of his veterans already shelved for a while, Walton isn’t in the mood to take any risks he doesn’t need to.“Seemed like he was in good spirits,” he said. “We held him out of practice just to get treatment and keep him fresh for this road trip coming up.”The Trail Blazers grabbing and hitting James on the way to the rim sparked some discussion after the game about the way defenses play him and officials call him. Walton said, “he takes a beating.” But even though James protested several calls (and non-calls) throughout the contest, he said he still takes pride in finishing through contact.“That’s my makeup of the game,” he said. “My little league coaches always told me don’t, stop crying or complaining about a foul, just play through it. Try to make the bucket and worry about or control what you can control.” Newsroom GuidelinesNews TipsContact UsReport an Errorlast_img read more

Three medals for young BiH judokas in Zagreb

first_imgBiH judokas won 2 gold and 1 silver medals at the Europe Top Cup for Cadets which was held in Zagreb, reports FENA.Petar Zadro (-66 kg) and Harun Sadiković (+90 kg) won gold medals while Aleksandra Samardžić won bronze medal (-63 kg).With this result BiH team is the 5th team among 30 teams and 580 judokas that participated at the completionBy the end of the year, BiH cadet team will participate at EYOF in Utrecht, European Tournament in Tallinn and World Tournament in Miami, said BiH Judo Association.last_img read more