Gayle smashes T20 record fifty off 12 balls

first_imgMELBOURNE, Australia (CMC):Mercurial Chris Gayle equalled the fastest ever half-century in Twenty20s with an extraordinary knock as he brought the curtain down on his controversial – and perhaps final – campaign in the Australia Big Bash here yesterday.With Melbourne Renegades needing to overhaul Adelaide Strikers’ 170 in order to have a chance at a semi-final spot, opener Gayle blasted a top score of 56 off 17 deliveries, but wickets fell steadily around him and the hosts came up short at 143 all out in the 16th over to lose by 27 runs.Gayle, who will perhaps best be remembered in this tournament for his controversial ‘Don’t blush, Baby’ remarks to Channel Ten reporter Mel McLaughlin a fortnight ago, set the stage for the run chase by racing to his 50 in record pace.He smashed two fours and seven sixes en route as he equalled the previous record set by Indian left-hander Yuvraj Singh nine years ago against England in Durban during the Twenty20 World Cup.Gayle plundered 26 runs from the first over of the innings sent down by 21-year-old rookie seamer Greg West, which cost 27 runs.After starting with a wide, West watched as Gayle collected a couple to mid-wicket. The left-handed Jamaican blocked the second delivery but then burst to life, clearing the ropes with the remaining four deliveries of the over.The first six was a savage pull over mid-wicket; the second was an even bigger hit into the same area; while the third sailed over backward square leg. Gayle ended the over by depositing a full toss over long on.In the third over from seamer Ben Laughlin, Gayle belted sixes over long off and then over mid-wicket to move into the 40s before punching the right-armer to the long-off boundary.Off the first ball of the next over, he drew level with Yuvraj when he cleared the ropes at long on with off-spinner Travis Head.CAUGHTBEHINDDisappointingly, Gayle fell in Head’s next over, the sixth of the innings, top-edging a catch behind – the last of the bowler’s first three wickets.The half-century was Gayle’s first in eight innings in the Big Bash this season.Despite his fireworks, Renegades capitulated with opener Tom Cooper and West Indies all-rounder Dwayne Bravo suffering the indignity of first-ball ‘ducks’ and captain Cameron White managing just six.Earlier, Tim Ludeman hit 49 and Jono Dean, 48, in an opening stand of 85 off 64 deliveries, which gave Strikers a flying start.At the end, captain Brad Hodge stroked a cameo, unbeaten 37 off just 21 deliveries in a 55-run, fifth-wicket stand off 31 balls with Jake Lehmann (24).Bravo claimed one for 36 from his four overs of medium pace.Renegades’ defeat ensured that AndrÈ Russell’s Sydney Thunder booked their first spot in the BBL semi-finals.last_img read more

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Cuttlefish Inspire Reflective Screens

first_img“Cuttlefish are masters of disguise, able to change their skin color in less than a second to hide from predators or draw in prey for the kill,” begins an article on MSNBC News.  A team at MIT, fascinated with the physics of this capability, tried to imitate it.  They found they could electrically control the spacing of layers of material in an artificial screen and reflect a huge range of colors.  The tuning of the material is “fantastic,” said one researcher, offering a wide variety of potential applications, such as “Electronic ink applications, pressure sensors and advertising billboards,” the article said.    For prior entries about cuttlefish, see 02/09/2005, 12/15/2006, 06/06/2007, and 12/18/2007.Better living through biomimetics – the saga continues.  The cuttlefish actually has a superior design.  The human engineers are only imitating the basic physics of reflectivity of surfaces.  The cuttlefish has exquisite control of its reflecting elements, plus built-in maintenance, plus reproduction, plus feedback response from the environment.  If humans keep trying, they might approach the capabilities of the animals.  (Notice, however, that the animals are not attempting to mimic the science or philosophy of the humans, even if your dog is named Plato.)(Visited 26 times, 1 visits today)FacebookTwitterPinterestSave分享0last_img read more

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Anti-Theism Makes Cosmologists Go Crazy

first_imgProfessing themselves to be wise, the professors became fools.This headline is provocative, so let the evidence speak for itself.Near-Earth objects could be used by extraterrestrials ‘to watch our world,’ stunning study suggests (Fox News Science). Sure, aliens could be using NEOs to spy on us. And cows could jump over the moon, a dish could run away with a spoon. If James Benford wants to play hey-diddle-diddle, he can fiddle any tune he wants.“These near-Earth objects provide an ideal way to watch our world from a secure natural object,” the study’s abstract reads. “That provides resources an ETI [extraterrestrial intelligence] might need: materials, a firm anchor, and concealment. These have been little studied by astronomy and not at all by the Search for Extraterrestrial Intelligence (SETI) or planetary radar observations.”Notice that the reporter Chris Ciaccia is complicit in the nonsense, because he calls this a “stunning study.” Stunning, dashing, smashing indeed. Paul Davies justifies the search, saying that even if aliens aren’t there, we might find something interesting. How many vote for Benford going out to a NEO and taking a look for a few years? That would keep him out of the media for awhile.Huge Cosmic Structures Already Existed When the Universe Was a Baby (Live Science). Cosmologists should get worried when huge cosmic structures are found to have already existed with the universe was a baby. They used to think such huge structures took a long time to form slowly and gradually. Like the Cambrian explosion in paleontology, such discoveries should call into question their beliefs. But these astronomers embrace their falsifying evidence, naming the cluster after a mythological Japanese queen, Himiko. Myth-ery loves company.Theorists suggest ‘Higgs Troika’ may have been responsible for disappearance of antimatter (Phys.org). The commonly-accepted big bang theory has numerous problems. Among them is the antimatter problem. Cosmologists have been worried about it for almost a century now: the bang should have formed equal amounts of ordinary matter and antimatter, but antimatter is extremely rare. Earlier attempts focused on possibly tiny asymmetries between some particles, that may have led to annihilation of all the matter in the universe except for extremely tiny amounts of ordinary matter that remained, which became the universe we see. That seems preposterous (and no evidence has been found for such asymmetry).When banging your head on one wall doesn’t alleviate the headache, try another wall. In this article, theorists “suggest” (i.e., make up a story) that maybe there were several kinds of Higgs boson in the early days of the universe. Three in particular might have had a preference for ordinary matter, which streamed out and annihilated the antimatter. They have to ramp up the perhapsimaybecouldness index sky-high to get this ‘scenario’ (myth) to work:For the scenario to work, the researchers note, there would have to have been two as-yet undiscovered Higgs particles, plus the one that has been identified. And they would all have required high enough energies to generate matter when they decayed. Also, the time frame during which the antimatter was being lost would have been short, before the four forces split into their natural states.It’s the old hobo lament, “If we had ham, we could have ham and eggs, if we had eggs.” If it’s crazy for hobos, it’s crazier for cosmologists. Hobos at least know that hams and eggs exist.Most exoplanets are nothing like Earth. Credit: University of Warwick/Mark GarlickGiant planet around tiny star ‘should not exist’ (BBC News). Headlines like this are not new in astronomy. One famous astronomer quipped decades ago, ‘If stars did not exist, it would be easy to show that is exactly what we expect.’ Well, stars do exist, and so do large planets around small stars, like this one, GJ 3512b, a massive planet orbiting a small M-dwarf star. The paper in Science says, “A giant exoplanet orbiting a very-low-mass star challenges planet formation models.”When challenged with falsifying data, an unbiased scientist is supposed to discard his theory. Don’t count on it. Crazy people continue doing what fails. The venerable ‘accretion’ theory, born from Laplace’s nebular model that had no need of the God hypothesis (as he famously told Napoleon), has been falsified by this planet. But astronomers are clever; they keep miracles in their back pockets.We use simulations to demonstrate that the GJ 3512 planetary system challenges generally accepted formation theories, and that it puts constraints on the planet accretion and migration rates. Disk instabilities may be more efficient in forming planets than previously thought.And what is disk instability, you ask? It’s basically a miracle. The one who came up with it called it heresy. Any secular heresy is better than the ‘God’ hypothesis, he figures. Disk instability is a myth that postulates that in a spinning disk of dust and gas, stuff may happen. A wad of stuff may suddenly become unstable, and collapse into a planet. Instant planets. Problem solved!Atheists call theists crazy as a premise. Theists call atheists crazy as a conclusion. (Visited 519 times, 1 visits today)FacebookTwitterPinterestSave分享0last_img read more

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An exclusive interview about China with USDA Secretary Perdue

first_imgShare Facebook Twitter Google + LinkedIn Pinterest As part of his third “Back to Our Roots” RV Tour in Michigan, Ohio and Kentucky, USDA Secretary Sonny Perdue made a stop at the Columbus Zoo and Aquarium Wednesday to meet with USDA employees during the zoo’s OneUSDA Family Day.The Ohio Ag Net’s Ty Higgins was invited to tag along for the afternoon and had the chance to visit exclusively with Secretary Perdue about the topic of the day, China, as well as other trade possibilities, positive changes for the dairy industry and concerns the head of USDA heard from farmers as he traveled through Ohio.last_img

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How the Law of Attraction Really Works

first_imgI believe deeply that the law of attraction works. With one major caveat.What the Law StatesThe law of attraction is the idea that your thoughts, positive or negative, are what bring positive or negative experiences into your life.People with a positive, optimistic, future-oriented, abundance mindset tend to experience a life and world that looks a lot like what they believe, while people with negative, pessimistic, cynical, scarcity mindsets experience a world in line with their very different belief structure.But beliefs alone aren’t enough to attract success into your life.Caveat: The Catalyst for AttractionThe catalyst for attraction is action. Having a positive, optimistic, future-oriented, abundance mindset isn’t enough by itself to generate success. Without matching your actions to those beliefs, you aren’t going to attract anything of value.Idleness attracts nothing of value. Hope isn’t enough to generate results, and neither is a strong belief that you can have what you want by simply wishing and waiting. Your beliefs structures are the foundation on which your all your results are built, but you have to do the building yourself.The real catalyst for attraction is the actions that you take. Attraction doesn’t work if you don’t.Your Actions Are Aligned with Your BeliefsPeople with positive, optimistic, future-oriented, abundance mindsets tend to take action. They tend to believe that their success is individual and not controlled by outside forces. They act in accordance with those beliefs.People with negative, pessimistic, cynical, scarcity mindsets tend to believe that the world is acting on them, and so they act from a place of fear. If there is nothing you can do to change your lot in life, why bother? And so they don’t.Yesterday I wrote a post about Success being an auditor. It looks for evidence, for proof that you are investing the time, investing the hard work, and investing in the growth necessary to produce success. Success is something you pay for in advance and something for which you have to pay in full before you can have it.Wishing, waiting, and hoping for the results you want isn’t going to produce them. The only way to attract what you want in life is to hold it firmly in your mind while applying enough effort over a long enough time that it yields to you. Get the Free eBook! Learn how to sell without a sales manager. Download my free eBook! You need to make sales. You need help now. We’ve got you covered. This eBook will help you Seize Your Sales Destiny, with or without a manager. Download Now What are you attracting?What do you want badly enough that you are willing to apply enough effort and energy over a long enough period of time to attractlast_img read more

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Jiu-jitsu expert Ochoa delivers PH’s 1st gold in Aimag

first_imgBSP sees higher prices in November, but expects stronger peso, low rice costs to put up fight Brace for potentially devastating typhoon approaching PH – NDRRMC Nonong Araneta re-elected as PFF president LATEST STORIES Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Read Next PH jiu-jitsu team. Apryl Jessica Eppinger (extreme left), Margarita Ochoa (third from left) and Annie Ramirez (fourth from left).ASHGABAT—Jiu-jitsu specialist Margarita Ochoa captured the first gold medal for the Philippines in 5th Asian Indoor and Martial Arts Games.The 27-year-old Ochoa overwhelmed Le Thu Trang Du of Vietnam, 5-0, in the finals of the women’s Ne-waza -45kg category on Tuesday held at Martial Arts Arena here.ADVERTISEMENT Letran snaps 3-game skid, holds off Arellano PH boxing team determined to deliver gold medals for PH PLAY LIST 05:25PH boxing team determined to deliver gold medals for PH03:07PH billiards team upbeat about gold medal chances in SEA Games00:45Onyok Velasco see bright future for PH boxing in Olympics01:37Protesters 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 Fire hits houses in Mandaluyong City LOOK: Loisa Andalio, Ronnie Alonte unwind in Amanpulo for 3rd anniversary Frontrow holds fun run to raise funds for young cancer patients  MOST READ E.T. returns to earth, reunites with grown-up Elliott in new ad  Besides Ochoa’s feat, the Philippines has one silver courtesy of jiu-jitsu’s Marc Alexander Lim and a bronze from wrestler Alvin Lobreguito.This medal output already surpassed the production of Filipino athletes (1 gold and two bronzes) in the previous AIMAG in 2013 Incheon.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 shutout Kammuri turning to super typhoon less likely but possible — Pagasa View commentslast_img read more

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RED CARPET MOMENTS FROM THE CANADIAN SCREEN AWARDS ON MAR0618

first_img LEAVE A REPLY Cancel replyLog in to leave a comment On Tues. March 6th, the 2018 Canadian Screen Awards commenced with the Gala Honouring Excellence in Non-Fiction Programming, sponsored by Boat Rocker Media and Eagle Vision, at Toronto’s Westin Harbour Castle.Hosted by Canadian Screen Award nominee and co-anchor of The Comedy Network’s The Beaverton, Miguel Rivas, everything non-fiction, from news shows to sports, documentaries and reality TV, creators, journalists and storytellers were spotlighted to highlight their winning achievements.   For a list of last night’s winners – CLICK HEREHere are some red carpet moments – Photos by George Pimentel Jann Arden and Marilyn Denis The Social and Jann Arden The Social, Marilyn Denis and Jann Arden Amanda Parris Anne-Marie Mediwake Anne-Marie Mediwake and Ben Mulroney Austin Delaney Ben Mulroney Ben Mulroney Beth Janson Call of the Forest Cheryl Hickey Cheryl Hickey Christine Cushing Christy Garland Drew Scott Drew Scott Fabienne Colas Frederic Bhbot Glen Suitor Glen Suitor Heather Hiscox Jack Armstrong James Duthie Jann Arden Karyn Pugliese Kevin Newman Logan Staats Marilyn Denis Martin Katz Matty Matheson Michelle Dube Michelle Latimer Peter Mansbridge The Host of The Goods The Girls from The Social The Girls from The Social The Girls from The Social with Jann Arden The Hosts of The Zone The Hosts of The Zone Tracy Moore Advertisement Facebook Advertisement Twitter Login/Register With:last_img read more

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Jack Taylor Sets NCAA Record After Scoring 138 Points

Division III Grinnell point guard Jack Taylor, set an NCAA record Tuesday night, scoring 138 points in a 179-104 victory over Faith Baptist Bible.“I gotta thank the man upstairs,” Taylor told ESPN. “I was able to multiply my talents tonight.”Taylor went 52-for-108 from the field, while shooting 27-for-71 from the 3-point line to establish the new collegiate record.The previous NCAA scoring record was held by Bevo Francis of Rio Grande, who had 113 points against Hillsdale in 1954. In 1953, Francis dropped 116 points against Ashland Junior College. Frank Selvy is only other person to come close to Francis’ record; he scored 100 points while playing at Furman against Newberry.As the 5-foot-10, 170-pound sophomore entered the locker room at halftime, he was under the assumption that he had managed to drop 30 points in the first half. But coach David Arseneault informed Taylor otherwise, after taking a look at the first half stats.“Coach walked in with a stat sheet and said I had 58,” Taylor said. “You could see the team’s eyes light up.”After the half, Taylor was given the green light to shoot by Arseneault and his teammates to break the record set by Francis. He came out focused and in the zone.“There was a point during the second half where I hit a number of threes in a row — maybe seven or eight — I felt like anything I threw up was going in,” Taylor said. “I’ve been in the zone before but I’ve never taken so many shots.”One of the underlying stories in Taylor’s spectacular performance was Faith Baptist Bible’s David Larson, who scored 70 points on 34-for-44 shooting.Taylor said that their focus was to stop Larson, which they did, but Bible could not stop Taylor.Before entering Tuesday’s game Taylor was in a shooting slump, only making 11 of 41 shots for the season. After taking a “couple hundred” shots before practice on Sunday and Monday, he seemed to have found his stroke.“I was able to, I guess, find my shot again,” Taylor said.Despite receiving the attention for the Pioneers win, he was the ultimate sport by sharing the victory with his teammates. Taylor acknowledged his teammates for being unselfish the whole night.He still has not been able to take in his record breaking performance.“I don’t think it’s settled in yet,” he said. read more

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What Happens To Injured NBA Stars Like Paul George

You probably get the general sense for how the chart works — green numbers are good and red ones are bad — but there’s some terminology to sort out:Injured Season refers to the season in which the player was limited to 20 or fewer games because of an injury. This holds even if his actual injury came late in the prior season: For instance, Derrick Rose tore his ACL during the 2011-2012 season’s playoffs, but 2012-13 is listed as his Injured Season because that’s the year he sat out.2The table also excludes Kobe Bryant, who tore his Achilles tendon in April 2013, because 2013-14 counts as his Injured Season. The idea is to compare a player’s performance before and after his injury — and Bryant has yet to play his 2014-15 season, his first comeback year.Recovery Rate represents how much of his value the player retained after his injury. It’s calculated by dividing a player’s average WAR in the three seasons after his Injured Season by the three seasons before it. The higher the Recovery Rate the better. I exclude seasons from the average if they haven’t yet occurred3For instance, Kevin Love has yet to play the second and third seasons after his 2012-13 injury. or if the player was not yet in the NBA at the time.4I also exclude Bill Walton’s 1975-76 season because our database does not cover it. However, I include seasons — and list the player as having zero value — if the player was forced into retirement by the injury.This is not a list of every NBA star who suffered a severe injury — for instance, my selection process will tend to miss star players whose injuries came in the middle of a season instead of toward the beginning or the end. So there are some false negatives. But there shouldn’t be any false positives — I screened out players who missed time due to illness, suspension, a retirement not forced by injury, or some other reason.5There are some ambiguous cases about whether players retired because of injury or other reasons. The general principle is that retirement counts as voluntary if the player retired without an acute injury, even if he had some chronic injury problems. For instance, Larry Bird was healthy enough to play in the 1992 NBA playoffs and the 1992 Olympic Games before announcing his retirement later that summer. Although Bird had chronic back problems, I do not consider his retirement to be because of injury. Charles Barkley’s retirement, however, was largely because of an acute knee injury that he suffered in December 1999. All these players were producing at an All-Star level at the time of their injuries.It’s a noisy set of examples. Six of the 25 players, like Jordan and Webber, had Recovery Rates above 100 percent, which means that they were actually better after their injuries than before. Another six, like Arenas and Yao Ming, had Recovery Rates of 10 percent or below, meaning that they lost almost all their value (although some, like Grant Hill, recovered to be productive role players later in their careers).The average Recovery Rate is just 55 percent, meaning that the typical player was only about half as good after his injury as beforehand. But that paints too pessimistic a picture for George and the Pacers.The reason is that there’s a correlation between Recovery Rate and age. With some exceptions, the players who returned to have productive careers after their injuries were young at the time they got hurt, while the ones who didn’t were in the middle to late stage of their careers:George recently turned 24. The regression line in the chart above implies that the average player who is injured at that age will come back to be 75 percent to 80 percent as productive as he was before. If George came back at 75 percent to 80 percent of his former self, that would not be such a bad outcome for the Pacers. Between 2011-12 and 2013-14, George was worth an average of 11 wins per season; 80 percent of that would make him a 9-win player instead between 2015-16 and 2017-18, the last three guaranteed years of his contract. Wins above replacement in the NBA are worth about $3 million a pop, so that means he’d be producing $27 million worth of value per season for the Pacers — on a contract that will pay him about $18 million per year instead.But we haven’t accounted for how George would project if he hadn’t been hurt. For that matter, we haven’t compared our injured stars against a control group of other All-Star-caliber NBA players.Take David Robinson, who missed almost all of the 1996-97 season with a back injury.6Conveniently enough, this helped allow the Spurs into the draft lottery, where they snagged Tim Duncan. His Recovery Rate is calculated at 65 percent, which implies that he lost something after returning from the injury. But Robinson was already 31 years old at the time — most basketball players are in decline at that age even if they stay relatively healthy. Was Robinson’s decline worse than what we would have expected without the injury?That’s the calculation I’ve made in the chart below. It compares the Recovery Rate for injured stars against the same calculation for all NBA players who had a 7.5 WAR season, whether or not they got hurt the next year.7The calculation of the Recovery Rate for the healthy players otherwise follows the same procedure as for the injured players. For example, take a player who produced 12.2 wins in 2003-04; he qualifies for the control group. To calculate his Recovery Rate, I compare how he performed in the three seasons from 2001-02 through 2003-04 against the three seasons from 2005-06 through 2007-08. What happened to 2004-05? We ignore it because that year would be considered the player’s Injury Season had he been hurt. Sports fans have selective memories. Most of us NBA geeks know that Bernard King, the former New York Knicks forward, was never the same after tearing his anterior cruciate ligament in a 1985 game. We remember that Grant Hill’s ankle injury in 2000 permanently dimmed his star status, and that Gilbert Arenas’s career went into a downward spiral after he blew out his knee in 2007.But we forget the cases where a serious injury was just a footnote to a long career. Mark Price, the Cleveland Cavaliers’ point guard, tore his ACL early in the 1990-91 season and was out most of the year. He returned to make the NBA All-Star team in each of his next three seasons. A shoulder injury, and eventual shoulder surgery, cost Chris Webber more than a season’s worth of games between 1994-95 and 1995-96, but he wound up as a borderline Hall of Famer. Michael Jordan broke his foot in his second NBA season, missing 64 games in 1985-86. His career turned out pretty well.If we want to get a better sense of the future of Paul George, the Indiana Pacers star who fractured his right leg while scrimmaging with Team USA last week, we need a more comprehensive way of identifying star players who got hurt. I searched our NBA database for players since 1976-77 to whom the following happened:First, the player had an All-Star-caliber season. I define this as a player worth at least 7.5 wins above replacement (WAR) as based on statistical plus-minus (see more about that statistic here). There are about 25 players who meet this threshold each year in the NBA, about as many as make one of the league All-Star teams.Then, the next season, he played in 20 or fewer games for reasons having principally to do with his injury.Price, for instance, produced 9.7 wins in 1989-90 then played in just 16 games in 1990-91, so he qualifies. So do 24 other players, counting the oft-injured Anfernee Hardaway twice. Those players are listed in the chart below, which tracks how their careers progressed before and after their injuries.1In screening the players, I prorated wins and games-played totals to 82 games for seasons shortened by a labor dispute. In Robinson’s case, a player at his age would typically retain 60 percent of his value. Robinson retained 65 percent instead. The injury didn’t really have any lasting effects; Robinson resumed a typical aging curve after missing most of 1996-97.This also tells us a more nuanced story about George. It’s not that young players like him recover better from injury so much as that they were on more of an upward trajectory to begin with. In fact, the two lines in the chart are almost parallel. That implies the impact of a severe injury is fairly constant regardless of a player’s age. More specifically, it reduces his long-term value by 30 percent, on average. George is projected to be about 80 percent as good as he was before his injury. But if he hadn’t gotten hurt, he’d project to be about 110 percent as good as he was instead.8That would make him about a 12-win player from 2015-16 through 2017-18, worth about $36 million per season in market value.In other words, young players can suffer a setback and still be very good. A player who was already in decline and then suffers a serious injury often has too much working against him.But each of these outcomes describes an average — and there’s a huge amount of variation around those averages. It’s entirely plausible that George will never again be a productive player in the NBA. And it’s entirely plausible that he’ll come back even better than before. Perhaps in April 2017 Zach Lowe will be writing about how George was forced to become a better spot-up shooter while his mobility was limited after his initial return from injury — but then his quickness came back, making him a more multidimensional player than before. Here’s hoping that 10 years from now the injury won’t be the first thing we think about when we think about Paul George. read more

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PSG boss breaks his silence on Adrien Rabiots future

first_imgNew Paris Saint-Germain manager Thomas Tuchel would like to keep a hold on Adrien Rabiot, but admits that it is something that is completely out of his controlThe French midfielder has under 12 months left on his contract at the Parc Des Prices and has been heavily linked with Barcelona this summer.But the interest from the La Liga champions appears to have cooled with Ernesto Valverde’s side in need of a new midfield option now after the departures of club legend Andres Iniesta and Paulinho.While Juventus have emerged as another possible destination for Rabiot and are reportedly prepared to wait until next summer to sign the highly-rated 23-year-old.Franck Ribery, FiorentinaFiorentina owner: “Ribery played better than Ronaldo!” Andrew Smyth – September 14, 2019 Fiorentina owner Rocco Commisso was left gushing over Franck Ribery’s performance against Juventus, which he rates above that of even Cristiano Ronaldo’s.“Of course, I would love to see him stay. Everyone has seen his potential and there’s room for improvement,” said Tuchel, according to Calcio Mercato.“When it comes to his contractual situation, it’s he who has the last word. It’s all up to him, he could stay and adapt to our style or leave the club to start a new experience,” Tuchel concluded.Juventus have recently signed a new midfielder in Emre Can on a free transfer from Liverpool and will likely be prepared to wait for Rabiot as a free agent after spending €112m on the signing of Cristiano Ronaldo from Real Madrid.last_img read more

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