New Portfolio of Inspiron PCs Include Powerful AMD Ryzen

first_imgReaction to our previous systems with Ryzen has been good. Our first offering using these chips was the Inspiron 17 5000, which Digital Trends wrote about last month:“…the Dell Inspiron 17 will provide a good platform for entry-level gaming, able to run some older titles at 1080p as long as you turn down the graphics detail and to run less-demanding recent titles like eSports and the like. At the same time, the notebook should provide better performance in creative apps like image and video editing than you’ll get with machines that rely solely on Intel’s integrated GPU.”Ryzen was also noted by FastCompany as one of the reasons they selected AMD as one of their “World’s Most Innovative Companies 2018.” As we continue to invest in PC innovation here at Dell, we’re excited to work with partners who share that vision. Last week, Dell launched four new notebooks on Dell.com featuring high-performance AMD Ryzen™ Mobile Processors with Radeon™ Vega Graphics or 7th Generation AMD A-Series Processors.These new devices mean big things for Dell consumer and business customers alike. Notebooks powered by the new AMD Ryzen™ Mobile processors deliver the performance for today’s fast-paced and demanding world.“All versions of the notebook get a 256-GB SSD. Some might have trouble fitting everything they need on that amount of space, but we’re happy to not see a sluggish hard-drive-only variant,” Tech Report said of the new 13” Inspiron 7000 2-in1. “All AMD-powered Inspiron 7000 13 2-in-1s get the same 1920×1080 IPS touchscreen display.”They’re built to handle all your day-to-day activities with ease and speedy precision, no matter what you do, from streaming to editing, or where you do it. You get desktop-class performance fit into an attractive ultrathin chassis.AMD Ryzen processors feature true processor level intelligence. The built-in AMD Sense MI technologies are a collection of learning and adapting algorithms enabling these new Dell systems to deliver the power-efficient performance required for a true performance ultrathin notebook.With Dell notebooks powered by the AMD Ryzen Mobile Processor with Radeon Vega Graphics, consumers no longer need to switch to a desktop system in order to perform tasks that were not previously possible with an ultrathin. Delivering a no-compromise system, the Ryzen 7 2700U delivers smooth, playable framerates in games, like you’ve never expected from an ultrathin.With 13” and 15” models available, you can find the Dell Inspiron 5000 and Dell Inspiron 7000 with up to AMD Ryzen 7 2700U performance today on Dell.com. The Inspiron 7000 was the first notebook with the AMD Ryzen 7 2700U to reach retail and launched is available now on at Best Buy.Two new 11” notebook models featuring 7th Generation AMD A-Series processors round out this launch. Both of these systems are exclusively powered by AMD processors and enable customers entry price-point options in exciting clamshell and 2-in-1 formats.Inspiron 5000 15 (launched April 3)Inspiron 13 7000 2-in-1 (launched April 3)Inspiron 11 3000 and 5000 2-in-1 (launched April 3)Inspiron 11 3000 (launched April 3)Inspiron 22” All-in-One (launched February 2018)Inspiron 24” All-in-One (launched February 2018)last_img read more

Omagbemi Doles Out N.2m, Balls, Jerseys to Former Club

first_imgFormer Super Falcons Coach Florence Omagbemi made a surprise appearance at the camp of Invincible Leopards Football Club of Warri, Delta State at the weekend, showering a cash gift of N200,000 sets of jerseys and soccer balls among other items to players and officials of the club.In her early football playing days, Omagbemi played for Invincible Leopards in Warri, where she rose to become the first captain of the Super Falcons in 1991.After participating at the France 2019 FIFA Women’s World Cup as Match Commissioner, Omagbemi came to Nigeria to spend some time with members of her family. Before she departed for her base in the United States of America on Sunday, the former Super Falcons captain visited Invincible Leopards FC and gave out series of items.Among the items were N200,000 cash, 32 soccer T-shirts, 18 soccer socks, five soccer balls, boots and traveling bags.Omagbemi told journalists shortly before she left for USA that the donations to Invincible Leopards FC of Warri was her little way of giving back to the club.A pioneer member of Invincible Leopards FC, Napoleon Aluma described Omagbemi’s donations as ‘heartwarming and encouraging’.Omagbemi won the 2016 Women’s Africa Cup of Nations with the Super Eagles in Cameroon. The feat earned her place in the nominations for the FIFA Coach of the Year.She was however sidelined by the Nigeria Football Federation in a reshuffle of the technical department of the various national teams in 2017.As a player, Omagbemi enjoyed a success-laden career, winning the Women’s AFCON five times in 1998, 2000, 2002, 2004 and 2006.She was also part of the historic Falcons team that made it to the Round of 16 stage of the Women’s World Cup in 1999.Omagbemi has also made tremendous strides in the football administration circle, serving on various FIFA and CAF committees.In 2012, Omagbemi was part of the Nigerian U-20 Women team’s technical crew that got to the semifinal in Japan. She worked with former Falcons coach, Edwin Okon in Japan.That same year, FIFA listed Omagbemi as a member of Women’s U-17 World Cup organizing committee held in Azerbaijan. She was also a member of the FIFA Women’s U-17 World Cup organizing committee at Costa Rica in 2014.In 2015, Omagbemi was elevated to the senior rank, as she was listed as a member of FIFA’s Technical Study Group (TSG) for Canada 2015 Women’s World Cup.Omagbemi was the second ex-Falcons player to handle the women senior team. The first was ex-striker, Uche Eucharia.Share this:FacebookRedditTwitterPrintPinterestEmailWhatsAppSkypeLinkedInTumblrPocketTelegram Florence Omagbemi last_img read more

Women’s World Cup 2019: Will defense be the downfall of Team USA?

first_imgWhen Jill Ellis speaks of what’s ahead for the United States women’s national team and herself as coach for the next month — hopefully, the entire month — there’s no word she uses more frequently than “attack.”That is her approach to the 2019 FIFA Women’s World Cup: The Americans will attack the tournament and attack within every game. This team may be the reigning champions, but please do not ask if they’re defending their title. When Ellis was building the team throughout 2018 in the attacking style she imagined — playing a 4-3-3 formation with veteran forwards Megan Rapinoe, Alex Morgan and Tobin Heath at the front — the U.S. won 18 games, lost none and drew twice while scoring 64 goals and conceding only 10. Against top-10 opponents, they allowed five goals in seven games.“Individually, I think all the defenders are brilliant,” Christie Rampone, a veteran of five World Cups and now an analyst for Fox Sports, told SN. “It’s just about when they come together collectively.“Going up against Alex and Tobin and Megan Rapinoe and Christen Press and the other dynamic forwards in practice, I think they should be prepared and ready for those tougher opponents. The starting back four hasn’t had a whole lot of time together. So I think game by game they’ll be getting stronger and they’ll be playing their best soccer when needed, further out into the tournament.” There’s a catch, though. There’s going to be some defending required.MORE: Julie Ertz’s support goes beyond USWNTAnd in the space of two months at the start of this year, the USWNT played a series of games that engendered substantial concern about whether this team has the sort of defense of which World Cup champions are made. They played World No. 4 France in a friendly and yielded three goals. They played No. 7 Japan in the SheBelieves Cup and let in another two, then two more against No. 3 England. When they played No. 6 Australia in another friendly, the Matildas banged in three (although the Americans did win the game by attacking and netting five).“I think it’s a legitimate concern that the U.S. overextends themselves and leaves themselves vulnerable,” soccer journalist Caitlin Murray told Sporting News. She is the author of “The National Team,” the definitive history of the U.S. women’s program.“Because we’ve seen it time and time again when that happens. That’s what happened in 2016 when they got eliminated from the Olympics. It was three quick passes, and all the midfielder players got bypassed. They do take risks. I also think the defense hasn’t looked as good. The U.S. played top-10 teams five times this year; in four of those games, they conceded multiple goals. So who are they going to be facing? Who are they going to have to get through to win a World Cup? They have to get through those top-10 teams.”It is possible to counter by pointing out that the lineup expected to take the field in Reims on Tuesday to open the World Cup against Thailand — Ellis’ 11 preferred starters — was not the one that faced France. There were five missing starters, and Crystal Dunn was playing right midfield rather than left back. Becky Sauerbrunn, who excelled at the 2015 World Cup and is America’s most experienced center back, did not play alongside new partner Abby Dahlkemper in either the Japan or England games, and Alyssa Naeher was not in goal against the Lionesses.The explanations begin to run thin, though, when examining the Australia game. The only missing regular was right back Kelley O’Hara. They just weren’t good. They were good enough to win, but no one expects to be marauding through the knockout rounds at a World Cup winning 5-3 games. In 2015, the average winning team from the round of 16 on scored twice and yielded a shade more than half a goal. Eight of 15 teams that advanced won by shutout. The U.S. did not allow a goal until the final.“I feel exceedingly confident,” Sauerbrunn told Sporting News. “There’s always, I think, a narrative needs to be found to be talked about so people have something interesting to say. Our attack is the best in the world, and they’re going to score goals. So then it’s like: Where is the weakest part of the team? And people are going to say the defense. I don’t agree with that.“Everyone is responsible for the attack, and everyone is responsible for defending. So if we do let in goals, it’s not usually the back line that you can just pinpoint and say, ‘Oh, the back line is the weak spot.’ Everyone, when a goal goes in, is responsible at some point: for not breaking up the play, for losing the ball, for not being in the right spot. I’ve never felt the back line — and if you’re including the goalkeeper — is considered a weak link in this team.”Naeher stepping in for Hope Solo is a significant change. This will be her first major tournament in goal for the U.S. Solo was a controversial player suspended multiple times before being terminated by the squad in 2016. But she also was a great player. The U.S. was blessed with extraordinary goalkeeping from Briana Scurry and Solo for two decades. It’s not yet clear Naeher is on that level.“I think she was put into a difficult position; that’s a big hole to fill because Hope is an extraordinary goalkeeper,” Sauerbrunn told SN. “Alyssa’s done a very formidable job filling in that presence. She’s a different type of player. Hope would talk just to have her voice heard. She was almost like an overcommunicator, which is not a good thing or a bad thing. It made her feel better to make sure she was speaking. I think with Alyssa, she’s very to the point, gets what she wants to have said very quickly and then relies on us that we’re doing the job we need to do.“I think physically Alyssa is an excellent goalkeeper. She’s gotten more and more confident as this phase has gone and continued on.”MORE: Ranking biggest threats to repeat title for USWNTUltimately, though, the best defense may come from a proficient offense — and not just a productive one.”I just think they have to do a better job of controlling the game and dictating it when they have the ball so they’re not put on their heels as much,” Fox Sport lead analyst Aly Wagner told SN. “They have to know when to hold up and filter numbers forward in a controlled matter. Your offensive shape oftentimes is also a preventative defensive shape. When they control the ball, they can have better awareness of their defensive responsibilities.”last_img read more

Campbell could join Holloway at Millwall

first_imgMillwall boss Ian Holloway is interested in taking DJ Campbell to The Den on loan from Blackburn Rovers.The Shepherd’s Bush-born 32-year-old played under Holloway at Blackpool prior to joining QPR in 2011.He signed for Blackburn after his Rangers contract expired during the summer but is yet to score this season.His stay at QPR was unsuccessful and he spent much of the time training with the club’s Under-21 squad managed by Marc Bircham, who recently left Loftus Road to join former Rangers man Holloway as first-team coach.Campbell’s career has also included spells at Yeading and Brentford.Holloway expressed an interest in taking him on loan from QPR when he was in charge at Crystal Palace last season.See also: Bircham faced challenges at QPR and can leave with his head held highSee also:Campbell joins Holloway at MillwallFollow West London Sport on TwitterFind us on Facebooklast_img read more

Revamped Aids council launches

first_imgThe South African National Aids Council has responded to recommendations for a new structure, and has reformed and relaunched. (Image: MediaClubSouthAfrica.com. For more free images, visit the image library) Deputy President Kgalema Motlanthe addresses the inaugural South African National Aids Council plenary meeting held at the Royal Showgrounds in Pietermaritzburg on 4 October.(Image: GCIS)MEDIA CONTACTS • Fareed Abdullah  CEO, South African National Aids Council  +27 12 395 9103 RELATED ARTICLES • Aids activist gets Clarins award • Board game makes Aids education fun • HIV testing drive for SA students • Taking HIV testing to the masses • Software speeds HIV diagnosisSource: Plus NewsAfter a troubled past, a revamped South African National Aids Council (Sanac) was recently unveiled, coinciding with the announcement that the country has achieved universal access to HIV treatment. South Africa must now ramp-up prevention, said Dr Fareed Abdullah, the new Sanac CEO.The newly reformed body has embarked on a wide range of initiatives to improve its effectiveness and the country’s HIV prevention efforts, including increasing national funding for prevention activities, reinvigorating provincial Aids councils and broadening representation within the body’s leadership.In 2010, Sanac released a mid-term review of the country’s national strategic plan on HIV, which found that the national Aids body was not user-friendly, failed to coordinate provincial HIV responses, and faced shortcomings in provincial monitoring and evaluation. The report proposed a new Sanac structure to make it “fit for purpose”.Responding to these recommendations, and to criticism by civil society, Sanac was reformed over the last 18 months.The body will now hold a new, annual meeting comprised of representatives from the research community, labour unions and people living with HIV. At this meeting, participants will discuss major policy issues and review progress on the country’s current national plan to address the twin epidemics of HIV and tuberculosis.Sanac leaders, representing diverse groups including women, sex workers and businesses, approved the restructuring on 17 August 2012. New leaders, following nomination and selection, will undergo an orientation at the end of October, according to South African deputy president Kgalema Motlanthe, who chairs the body.The inaugural session of this plenary body took place on 4 October in Pietermaritzburg, the capital of South Africa’s KwaZulu-Natal province, which Motlanthe has described as the epicentre of the country’s HIV epidemic. Treatment grows but prevention lags At the meeting, Sanac announced new figures showing that two million South Africans are now on antiretrovirals; this figure covers about 80% of those estimated to need treatment in the country, surpassing the country’s 2006 universal access target, according to a UNAids report.The country funds about 80% of its HIV response domestically, and about 70% of this is earmarked for treatment – leaving less than 20% for prevention. In the first quarter of 2012, the country only met about 30% of its condom distribution target, handing out 84-million condoms – about one condom per month for each of South Africa’s estimated 24-million males.According to Abdullah, Sanac has begun negotiating with the treasury department to try to allocate more money towards prevention. Resurrecting provincial AIDS councils? Provincial AIDS councils have been historically ineffective, but Sanac will be helping to strengthen these, Motlanthe said in a statement.“Each province has unique economic, social, infrastructural and cultural characteristics. There are population dynamics, health and community systems, and human resource issues that determine the impact of programmes, thus requiring context-specific approaches… for success,” he said. “This underpins the importance of having functional and efficient Provincial Councils on Aids to better monitor the provincial responses.”According to Abdullah, Sanac will now be providing resources to provincial Aids councils and has been advocating for high-level politicians to join these groups. Already, KwaZulu-Natal premier Zweli Mkhize has begun taking an active role in his province’s council, drawing the attention of several other premiers, Abdullah told Irin News.last_img read more

LeBron’s late defense helps Cavs edge Heat without Love

first_imgRead Next LATEST STORIES John Lloyd Cruz a dashing guest at Vhong Navarro’s wedding Cleveland shot just 35 percent and got outrebounded, but for the first time in a long time, the defense was solid. The Cavs hadn’t held a team under 90 points since Nov. 20.“The way we’ve been playing defense lately, we probably would have lost by 30, but we just stayed in the moment,” coach Tyronn Lue said. “I thought guys stayed in tune.”Goran Dragic scored 18 and Josh Richardson had 15 to lead the Heat.FINALLY FEBRUARYThe Cavs are happy to see the calendar turn after going 6-8 to start 2018.“I’m happy January is over,” Dwyane Wade said. “Move on to February, which hopefully is a better month. In this league, you have to have a short memory.”DRAMA KINGSThe Cavs have been enveloped in theatrics all season. There have been injuries, blowout losses, persistent trade rumors and more story lines than a day-time soap opera.“As The Land Turns,” Lue said with a sigh following his pregame media availability.TROUBLED THOMASPlaying his first back-to-back games this season, Cavs guard Isaiah Thomas went 2 of 15 from the floor. He was 0 for 6 on 3-pointers but made all nine free throws.He’s still struggling because of a serious hip injury, but felt good about finishing January on the floor.“My body felt good,” he said. “My legs (are) not there and it’s obvious. But my body is good, my hip felt good and those are positive steps for me mentally to be able to practice back-to-back days and then play in back-to-back games, so it has been a positive month in that aspect.”MIAMI MISSES Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. 2 ‘newbie’ drug pushers fall in Lucena sting NEXT BLOCK ASIA 2.0 introduces GURUS AWARDS to recognize and reward industry influencers Kammuri turning to super typhoon less likely but possible — Pagasa MOST READ Slow and steady hope for near-extinct Bangladesh tortoises The Heat were ice cold, and nearly won anyway.“That’s why we really wanted to get this game,” Spoelstra said. “This would have been such a great game to win when we played horribly offensively. To be there at the end, shooting what we did from the 3-point line, free throw line and turnovers on top of that, these are the real gratifying wins if you can find a way — but we didn’t.”TIP-INSHeat: The tragic death of former NBA player Rasual Butler devastated Spoelstra and forward Udonis Haslem. Butler was drafted by Miami and played three seasons there. “It’s horrible, horrible news for all of us,” said Spoelstra, who got emotional talking about Butler, who was killed along with his wife in a single-vehicle rollover in Los Angeles. “He’s one of our favorite people that’s come through the organization.” Haslem is the only player left with the Heat who played with Butler. “Blindsided me,” he said. “I immediately took to Rasual when I got here. Another competitor, guy like myself, fearless.” … Miami fell to 17-6 when holding opponents under 100 points.Cavaliers: James committed six of his seven turnovers in the first half and didn’t get his first assist until 11:16 remained in the third quarter. … Lue started Crowder because he wanted to match up with Johnson, but Cleveland’s lineup could change on a game-to-game basis. … James has scored in double digits in 841 consecutive games — 25 shy of Michael Jordan’s record.UP NEXTHeat: Continue a four-game trip Friday in Philadelphia.Cavaliers: Host the Houston Rockets on Saturday.center_img Globe Business launches leading cloud-enabled and hardware-agnostic conferencing platform in PH D-League: Che’Lu-San Sebastian bucks slow start, stuns AMA LeBron James scored 24 points and turned away Miami’s James Johnson before he could get off a shot in the final seconds as Cleveland began a long stretch without injured All-Star Kevin Love by holding off the Heat 91-89 on Wednesday night.“I was going downhill against him. I liked what I was doing. The only thing is, he’s LeBron,” Johnson said.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSWATCH: Drones light up sky in final leg of SEA Games torch runSPORTSLillard, Anthony lead Blazers over ThunderSPORTSMalditas save PH from shutoutWith the Cavs clinging to a two-point lead after Kyle Korver made one of two free throws, the 6-foot-8, 240-pound Johnson drove the right side for a potential game-tying shot, but was stopped in his tracks by James on the baseline. Johnson then fumbled the ball away as the horn sounded.“I don’t know if there’s anybody else back there that would have stopped J.J. from getting to the rim,” Heat coach Erik Spoelstra said. “We’ve seen it before. LeBron met him and was able to stop him basically in the paint. I don’t think there’s anybody else in the league who could do that.” Brace for potentially devastating typhoon approaching PH – NDRRMC Cleveland Cavaliers’ LeBron James drives past Miami Heat’s Tyler Johnson in the second half of an NBA basketball game, Wednesday, Jan. 31, 2018, in Cleveland. The Cavaliers won 91-89. (AP Photo/Tony Dejak)CLEVELAND — A dramatic, disturbing month for the Cavaliers ended with a defensive stop.Go figure.ADVERTISEMENT Typhoon Kammuri accelerates, gains strength en route to PH Jae Crowder made a go-ahead 3-pointer with 1:21 left for the Cavs, who came in as the NBA’s worst defensive team. Cleveland, though, buckled down in big spots and held the Heat to 3-of-28 shooting on 3-pointers.“To win a game on the defensive side with the struggles we’ve had, that’s pretty impressive,” James said. “And versus this team, who’s had one of the best records in the NBA in January. It was a big win for us.”The Cavs rebounded from a troubling loss Tuesday at Detroit — the undermanned Pistons scored 125 points — and prevented the Heat from overtaking them for third place in the Eastern Conference standings.It was Cleveland’s first game since Love broke his left hand. The five-time All-Star is consulting with surgeons in New York, and it’s possible he’ll undergo an operation as early as Thursday. Love, who could miss two months, already has screws in the hand from a previous procedure after he broke it in 2009 with Minnesota.While he’s out, the Cavs have to hold themselves together.ADVERTISEMENT Trending Articles PLAY LIST 00:50Trending Articles00:59Sports venues to be ready in time for SEA Games01:27Filipino athletes get grand send-off ahead of SEA Games01:29Police 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 Games01:44Philippines marks anniversary of massacre with calls for justice01:19Fire erupts in Barangay Tatalon in Quezon City View commentslast_img read more

NBA-leading Milwaukee Bucks hold off Boston Celtics 98-97

first_imgUS judge bars Trump’s health insurance rule for immigrants Private companies step in to help SEA Games hosting Jusuf Nurkic had 27 points and 12 rebounds, new backup Enes Kanter added 18 points and nine boards in his Portland debut, and the Trail Blazers beat Brooklyn.The center tandem was so good that the Trail Blazers didn’t even need a big night from All-Star guard Damian Lillard, who was just 5 for 21 from the field.He finished with 13 points, eight rebounds and eight assists. Kanter, who signed last week with the Blazers after losing his job with the Knicks, made his first seven shots and finished 8 for 9, missing only a 3-pointer.Allen Crabbe had 17 points for the Nets. / gsgSports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next 76ERS 106, HEAT 102Tobias Harris had 12 of his 23 points in the fourth quarter, JJ Redick hit a late 3-pointer and Philadelphia overcame All-Star center Joel Embiid’s absence to beat Miami.ADVERTISEMENT PH underwater hockey team aims to make waves in SEA Games PLAY LIST 02:42PH underwater hockey team aims to make waves in SEA Games01:44Philippines marks anniversary of massacre with calls for justice01:19Fire erupts in Barangay Tatalon in Quezon City01:07Trump talks impeachment while meeting NCAA athletes02:49World-class track facilities installed at NCC for SEA Games02:11Trump awards medals to Jon Voight, Alison Krauss Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Urgent reply from Philippine ‍football chief Boston Celtics’ Kyrie Irving (11) forces a jump ball against Milwaukee Bucks’ Giannis Antetokounmpo, center, during the first half of an NBA basketball game Thursday, Feb. 21, 2019, in Milwaukee. (AP Photo/Aaron Gash)MILWAUKEE – Giannis Antetokounmpo scored 12 of his 30 points in the fourth quarter, Khris Middleton hit a 3-pointer in the closing seconds and the NBA-leading Milwaukee Bucks held off the Boston Celtics 98-97 on Thursday night.On the second-to-last position, Marcus Smart forced a jump ball with Antetokounmpo. Antetokounmpo tipped the jump to Brook Lopez, who deflected it toward the basket, but missed as the shot clock expired.ADVERTISEMENT View comments The referees huddled during the timeout and put 3.5 seconds on the clock for the Celtics.Smart inbounded the ball over the towering Lopez and dropped a pass into Kyrie Irving’s hands at the top of the key.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSPrivate companies step in to help SEA Games hostingSPORTSUrgent reply from Philippine ‍football chiefSPORTSPalace wants Cayetano’s PHISGOC Foundation probed over corruption chargesWith Eric Bledsoe draped all over him, Irving drove the lane, seemed to stumble and missed an awkward shot as time expired. The Bucks won the season series 2-1, their first over the Celtics since 2014-15.Antetokounmpo added 13 rebounds, Middleton had 15 points and a season-high 13 rebounds, and Malcolm Brogdon had 15 points for the Bucks. ‘We are too hospitable,’ says Sotto amid SEA Games woescenter_img LATEST STORIES MOST READ They have won 15 of the last 17 games, including nine of the last 10, to improve to 44-14.Horford added 21 points and a season-high 17 rebounds for Boston. 76ers overcome Joel Embiid’s absence to beat Heat SEA Games hosting troubles anger Duterte Oil plant explodes in Pampanga town Grace Poe files bill to protect govt teachers from malicious accusations Ben Simmons added 21 points, Boban Marjanovic had 19 — including three free throws in the final 1 1/2 minutes — and Jimmy Butler 18. Embiid will be out at least a week with a sore left knee.Dwyane Wade scored 19 points for Miami, and Dion Waiters added 18.Miami led 99-98 after Wade’s runner with 1:56 left. Marjanovic made two free throws to put Philadelphia ahead 100-99. Following Wade’s missed jumper, Redick made the 3 from the top of the key to make it 103-99 with 1:04 left.Kelly Olynyk then missed a 3-point attempt, and Marjanovic made the first of two free throws with 38.3 ticks left to put Philadelphia up five.CAVALIERS 111, SUNS 98Cedi Osman scored 19 points, Kevin Love had 16 points and 11 rebounds and Cleveland sent Phoenix to its franchise-record 16th straight loss.NBA-worst Phoenix (11-49) topped the record of 15 set March 2- April 1, 2018. The Suns’ last victory was Jan. 12 over Denver.Love played 22 minutes in his third game since returning from foot surgery. He was 6 of 13 from the field.Devin Booker scored 30 points for Phoenix, and Kelly Oubre Jr. had 23.TRAIL BLAZERS 113, NETS 99 PDEA chief backs Robredo in revealing ‘discoveries’ on drug warlast_img read more

A CHANCE FOR TOUCH GROWTH

first_imgThe presence of NSW Country at the 2004 Australia Cup has been a great addition to the competition, as well as a development experience for the NSW Country players. Riley Sohier, NSW Country tour manager and a NSW touch development officer for the Hunter-Western Hornets believes the Australia Cup has been a really positive experience for their players. NSW Country brought four teams to the Australia Cup, a Women’s Open, Senior and 23 years, as well as a Mens Senior. It is the first time that a NSW side has attended an ATA event in Victoria since 1985. “It’s been a great tournament and the players are all really enjoying the trip,” Mr Sohier said. “Everyone’s really feeling like it’s a special occasion; it’s really great to be able to represent NSW.” While the weather in Melbourne has been a little frosty, literally, the competition has been tight. The Senior Men have struggled, yet to win a match, while the Women have proved to be stronger. “We’ve been quite surprised by the standard of competition from the developing states. We don’t actually get to see them a lot, so it’s good to see their improvement,” Mr Sohier said. “I believe that for the game of touch football to develop in Australia we have to break away from the NSW and Queensland focus and help with development Australia wide,” he continued. The Senior Women have performed well, with a close 2-1 loss to the ACT 23’s and another close 4-2 loss to SA Open. A cold early morning match against Tasmania today saw them break through for their first win of the tournament. The Open Women are also playing well, with a 7-4 win over SA Open and a 10-2 win over the ACT 23’s. They will certainly find the finals tough though, with Victoria, the ACT and the NSW 23’s all looking strong. The young NSW girls have scored freely throughout the tournament, with easy wins to date. They opened the Cup with an 11-2 victory over the Victorian 23’s and 12-0 win over the EPTA Seniors. Nicole Beck scored five touchdowns in the match against the Victorian 23’s, while Ashleigh Dobbins scored four times against the EPTA side. Despite the weather, the Australia Cup has certainly been a valuable trip away for the NSW Country sides and given them the chance to grow against some good touch competition. By Rachel Moyle, [email protected]last_img read more

a month agoArsenal boss Unai Emery: Our identity WILL be playing out from the back

first_imgAbout the authorPaul VegasShare the loveHave your say Arsenal boss Unai Emery: Our identity WILL be playing out from the backby Paul Vegasa month agoSend to a friendShare the loveArsenal boss Unai Emery insists their future is tied to playing out from the back.Emery reassured nervous fans that his players will mix things up and occasionally resort to an old fashioned long ball when the time is right.But there is no danger of him ditching a key part of his philosophy altogether despite all the heart-in-the-mouth moments it has caused.Emery said: “The last match, Watford, was maybe the worst in our build up. But we are going to try, to work, to improve, to achieve our style.”To build up with the goalkeeper and centre back is going to be our identity but we are going to share sometimes with long balls.”Against Frankfurt we were different and decided more times to do long ball, earn metres on the pitch and after attack the space. We are going to decide what to do on Sunday, depending on Aston Villa.” last_img read more