first_imgIn an exclusive interview for Rugby World‘s 60th anniversary issue, Gatland spoke to Tom English about learning lessons, touring South Africa and the Lions. Read it in full here…Warren Gatland was 34 years old when he first coached against the Springboks, an experience that taught him much and still tickles him plenty, despite the severity of what happened to him back in 1998 when he was in charge of a lowly Ireland against the steepling world champions.The Kiwi was three Tests and three losses into his reign in Dublin at the time. In South Africa – where he returns next year as British & Irish Lions coach – Ireland had already lost tour games to South Western Districts Eagles, Western Province and Griquas (who beat the tourists 52-13) before the Test series. Two more losses later and Gatland was zero from five Internationals. A year later Ireland exited the World Cup at their earliest stage ever. Two years after that, he was sacked.From there to here. Rugby World readers have named Gatland, now in charge of the Chiefs, the greatest rugby coach ever, an accolade that he’s grateful for while also saying that the same thing could be done next month with a different answer. “I might not even make the quarter-final,” he says.Fronting up: The Lions will be tested by South Africa’s powerful pack next year (Getty Images)Given that the Lions are heading there in 2021, South Africa seems like a reasonable place to begin the story.“Was I ready for international rugby coaching at that point? I wasn’t,” reflects Gatland now. “Was I expecting to be in the role for a long time? I think I was the fifth Irish coach in the 1990s, so there was no security in the job. Even though we were well beaten in the Tests (37-13 in Bloemfontein and 33-0 in the infamous battle of Loftus Versfeld in Pretoria), what I loved about it was the character of the players. We didn’t give up.”After the on-field anarchy in Pretoria, Ireland tour manager Donal Lenihan was asked if he was citing any South African players. “Yes,” he replied, deadpan. “All of them.” The memory makes Gatland laugh. Those were tough days but they helped shape him, no doubt about it.“We lost the second Test by 33 points and we were leaving the hotel as the Welsh team were arriving and they had a bit of a giggle at our expense, then the following week they nearly had a hundred points put on them,” he says.“I learnt a lot on that tour. They had no respect for us because we hadn’t earned it. We turned up at a training session once and the gates were locked and we were sitting on the bus for 20 minutes waiting for the guy to turn up with the key. They didn’t care.“I toured there as a player with the All Blacks and that wouldn’t have happened to New Zealand and had it happened you would have had the players getting off the bus and kicking the gate down. I think that might have been something I was advocating at the time actually.“The difference between how they treated the All Blacks and how they treated Ireland was fascinating to me. They just looked down their noses at Ireland, so, yeah, we lost the Tests but the character we showed was a starting point. A lot of teams would have thrown the towel in, but we kept fighting until the end – literally.”Those early years in Ireland were incredibly instructive, sometimes in ways he only realised years later. “I look back on Munster and I think a lot of the values I have now came from watching them. Munster didn’t always have the best players but they had great character. When their guys put that jersey on, it really meant something to them.“It’s not always the most talented players you need, it’s the guys with the most heart. That’s been a big part of it for me. I’d rather pick a team of good blokes who would die for each other than superstars with egos who are just in it for themselves.“I think there’s a little bit of a football mentality in rugby in places. Clubs spending money on the big-name players whereas I’ve always felt you’re better off spending the money on the environment. Get that infrastructure right and worry about the players afterwards. I’d rather have an extra analyst, an extra conditioner, an extra coach, the right medical staff, the right facilities, proper food and nutrition than spending money on two or three quality players.“I suppose my values centre around family. That’s massive. I keep stressing it, whether it’s Wasps, Wales, the Lions or wherever I am. There are more important things than rugby. If things are right at home, then I get a player who gives me more in training. I’ve seen coaches completely mess those sorts of things up by not being flexible enough. A player needs a day off to go to a baby scan or a brother’s graduation or a parent’s birthday, whatever – give him the day off. If it’s important to him, do it, because you get so much more back from him when you do.” Red army: Lions supporters on the 2009 tour to South Africa (Getty Images)These are the man-management skills that have propelled him into the pantheon. European and domestic glory with Wasps, Grand Slams with Wales, back-to-back Lions tours, winning one and drawing the other. And next summer it goes full circle when Gatland returns to the place where his days as a touring coach started.He had two cracks at the Boks in their own backyard when he was in charge of Ireland and another four on the road when he was coaching Wales. The closest he got to victory – and it was painfully close – was 2014 when the Welsh lost two men to the sin-bin, gave up a 30-17 lead and got done 31-30.“We won it twice and lost it twice.”Related: 2021 British & Irish Lions schedule confirmedGatland says he hasn’t, and won’t, engage in the game of picking his Lions squad. “I’m too afraid to do it. It’ll only change a million times between now and then. Players will come out of nowhere, other players will really ramp it up because it’s a Lions year, there’ll be injuries.“I have no idea who the captain will be either. It’s about picking the squad and then saying who do we think will be captain material. Ideally, it’s somebody who has come from a team that’s been pretty successful. The next question is if we were picking the Test team now, is there a good chance this person would make that Test team?”Who, at this remove, are the nailed-on Test players, injury and form permitting? Owen Farrell, Jamie George, Maro Itoje, Billy Vunipola, Tom Curry? Itoje is the name that keeps cropping up.“You look at that and go, well, there are some pretty good second-rows around and he’s not bad. You have Courtney Lawes and George Kruis. How’s Alun Wyn Jones going at that time? There’s James Ryan. There’s no doubt about Itoje’s quality. He’s an intelligent player and an intelligent man and has been incredibly successful in his career. He would definitely be in contention as one of the possibilities as captain.”Front-runner: Maro Itoje makes a break for England (Getty Images)The coronavirus has changed a few things around announcements, he says. “The plan was to start talking to back-room coaching staff during the November window and then make an announcement in early December. We’ll see how that goes now. I need to go around the CEOs of the national teams and ask them if they’d prefer that we didn’t approach a coach in their set-up.“There were one or two last time in New Zealand that we made inquiries about and who subsequently weren’t available. I have to make sure we don’t end up in that situation again. Gregor (Townsend) was one of them. He’d have loved the opportunity to go. Personally, I think it would have been great for him, but he was just appointed as Scotland coach and it was a little contentious because he was replacing Vern Cotter, who had done well.“Maybe Gregor reassessed the situation and thought it better that he went on tour with Scotland. I understand that. I don’t want to be in that situation again where we’ve had a conversation and somebody is initially keen and then it doesn’t happen.”He’ll take a smaller squad this time around. He reckons 36 or 37 players should be enough and controversy is guaranteed. He’s had his share of it. The Brian O’Driscoll affair in 2013 was followed by uproar and ludicrous allegations of anti-Scottishness in 2017 when he picked just two Scots.“Look, I’m a great believer that the Lions have to represent four nations. I kept going back to their performance at Twickenham that season. I’m not saying they needed to win that game but they needed to be a lot closer than a 50-pointer. That stuck in my mind.“I remember selecting the team and we only had a couple of Scottish players – Stuart Hogg and Tommy Seymour – and the other coaches came to me and said, ‘Can we revisit the wing selection?’ and I said, ‘No, we can’t, we’ve only got two Scots and we cannot go down to one. We’re going to get absolutely crucified as it is’. That wasn’t easy but you have to do what you think is right.”Top two: Ian McGeechan and Warren Gatland worked together on the 2009 Lions tour (Getty Images)He was Ian McGeechan’s assistant in 2009 (only the second time in his career he’s been a number two) and head coach in 2013 and 2017. Why go again given the New Zealand tour was so hard?“The last one was disappointing. I had this romantic view of the Lions, coached by a New Zealander, going back to New Zealand. Let’s celebrate that. And it was celebrated by most people, to be fair, but sections of the New Zealand media were incredibly hostile and personal about me. That took me by surprise.“What was written by that element of the press wasn’t what we experienced in New Zealand. The hospitality was incredible, the atmosphere was electric. I had a huge amount of Kiwis getting in touch with me afterwards to say they were embarrassed by how I was treated by elements of the New Zealand media.“But you reflect over time, don’t you? You come back to Wales, do pretty well, the negatives diminish and you get the buzz for it again. I wouldn’t have forgiven myself had I turned it down. I feel hugely privileged to have the opportunity again. The Lions concept is special and it’s a massive fight to preserve it.”Everybody says they love the Lions but not everybody is of a mind to give them the best chance to succeed. We’re talking about the vexed problem of preparation time now.“We all love the Lions but there’s an element in the UK, with certain club owners and PRL (Premiership Rugby), that I find strange. There’s surely nothing better than a player from your club being selected for the Lions. They go away, they win a series, they return as superstars that all the young fans will look up to. Isn’t that what it’s all about? You create heroes for the next generation.“What Pro14 have done next season is brilliant. They’ve moved their final to give us two weeks’ preparation. So thanks so much to Pro14 and the Celtic nations for doing that. It’s a generous thing to do.“I mean, 2017 was incredibly tough. Two finals on the Saturday, assemble on the Sunday, fly to New Zealand on the Monday, arrive Wednesday and play Saturday. It makes it really difficult.“I remember the 2001 and 2005 tours, people were talking whether this was the end of the Lions. My first involvement, with Geech, was about putting respect back in the jersey and we’ve done it, but it’s so easy to lose it again.”Next year a Lions squad will be picked. Even the thought of the chosen ones facing the Boks quickens the pulse. “It’s just very, very special,” says Gatland, with a smile of anticipation, a knowing look from a man who’s been there, done it and is thrilled by the chance of doing it again. All smiles: Warren Gatland has been voted the greatest ever rugby coach (Getty Images) LATEST RUGBY WORLD MAGAZINE SUBSCRIPTION DEALS Can’t get to the shops? You can download the digital edition of Rugby World straight to your tablet or subscribe to the print edition to get the magazine delivered to your door.Follow Rugby World on Facebook, Instagram and Twitter. Warren Gatland voted the greatest ever rugby coachThis year marks the 60th anniversary of Rugby World magazine and we want to reflect on the key movers and shakers in the sport over the past six decades.That includes determining the greatest ever rugby coach – and we asked you to help us do it.We created a ‘bracket’ listing the best of the best. Those in the running had to have coached at men’s international 15s level since 1960. Most were head coaches but we included a few assistants because of their impact.The votes of Rugby World readers on Twitter then decided the winners of 31 head-to-head polls – see below – with Warren Gatland beating Ian McGeechan in the final to be crowned the greatest ever rugby coach.Gatland’s CV is hugely impressive. At Wasps, he won three successive English Premiership titles as well as the Heinken Cup and European Challenge Cup.He won three Six Nations Grand Slams as Wales coach and guided the British & Irish Lions to a series win in Australia in 2013 – the tourists’ first triumph in 16 years – as well as a drawn series in New Zealand in 2017. Next year he will take charge of the Lions for a third time as they travel to South Africa to face the world champions. The New Zealander talks to Rugby World about learning lessons, touring South Africa and the Lions in an exclusive interviewlast_img read more

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first_img  366 total views,  4 views today AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis20 Tagged with: environment Search Technology Search engine plants 40 million trees Melanie May | 31 October 2018 | News AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis20center_img  365 total views,  3 views today About Melanie May Melanie May is a journalist and copywriter specialising in writing both for and about the charity and marketing services sectors since 2001. She can be reached via www.thepurplepim.com. A search engine that uses its profits to plant trees has now planted 40 million, with the aim of reaching 50 million by 2019.Ecosia.org shows ads next to the search results, both of which are powered by Bing, and uses at least 80% of the profits it generates through ad revenue to support reforestation projects. Ecosia can be used on most devices and has browser extensions for all major browsers, such as Firefox, Safari, and Chrome. However it can also be manually added to smaller browsers, and there is also an iOS app, an Android app, and a Windows phone app for mobile devices. A counter in the corner of the search engine shows how users are contributing to the planting of a new tree through their searches. Headquartered in Berlin, Germany, Ecosia says it is the world’s largest not-for-profit search engine. A certified B Corporation, it has planted 40 million trees across 19 planting sites worldwide, including Burkina Faso, Madagascar, Indonesia and Peru. It is also what is known as a steward-owned company, which means shares cannot be sold at a profit or owned by people outside of the company, and no profits can be taken out of the company.In October, Ecosia also made an unsolicited one million euro offer to save the last remaining stretch of the 12,000-year-old Hambach Forest in Germany. A regional court has temporarily halted German energy company RWE’s plans to demolish the Forest for the expansion of the country’s largest coal surface mine, but RWE has formally rejected the offer, refusing so far to enter into any further negotiations.  Ecosia’s CEO and Co-founder, Christian Kroll, said users had been vocal on the topic of finding a way to permanently save the Hambach Forest. “We are offering one million euros to RWE to take the fate of this 12,000 year old forest out of limbo land. With their ability to mine for lignite under the remaining stretch of the forest in question, we ask RWE to consider this offer.”The offer was to remain open until the end of this month, with Ecosia also considering making a second offer. Advertisementlast_img read more

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first_img Related Articles Subscribe Home / Daily Dose / Fannie Mae Prices First Credit Risk Sharing Transaction Under Actual Loss Framework October 21, 2015 4,451 Views Governmental Measures Target Expanded Access to Affordable Housing 2 days ago The Best Markets For Residential Property Investors 2 days ago Demand Propels Home Prices Upward 2 days ago Share Save Tagged with: Connecticut Avenue Securities Credit Risk Transfer Fannie Mae Previous: DS News Webcast: Wednesday 10/21/2015 Next: Single-Family Rental Securitizations Surpass $13 Billion in Issuance in Just Two Years The Best Markets For Residential Property Investors 2 days ago Demand Propels Home Prices Upward 2 days ago Servicers Navigate the Post-Pandemic World 2 days ago Data Provider Black Knight to Acquire Top of Mind 2 days agocenter_img in Daily Dose, Featured, News, Secondary Market Servicers Navigate the Post-Pandemic World 2 days ago Connecticut Avenue Securities Credit Risk Transfer Fannie Mae 2015-10-21 Brian Honea About Author: Brian Honea The Week Ahead: Nearing the Forbearance Exit 2 days ago Brian Honea’s writing and editing career spans nearly two decades across many forms of media. He served as sports editor for two suburban newspaper chains in the DFW area and has freelanced for such publications as the Yahoo! Contributor Network, Dallas Home Improvement magazine, and the Dallas Morning News. He has written four non-fiction sports books, the latest of which, The Life of Coach Chuck Curtis, was published by the TCU Press in December 2014. A lifelong Texan, Brian received his master’s degree from Amberton University in Garland. Fannie Mae announced on Wednesday the pricing of the latest risk sharing transaction under the Connecticut Avenue Securities (CAS) Series at $1.45 billion. The latest transaction is Fannie Mae’s ninth under the CAS Series and first CAS transaction structured for an actual loss framework.The standard for the CAS program going forward will be transactions structured using an actual loss framework, according to Fannie Mae. This transaction, CAS Series 2015-C04, is scheduled to settle on October 27.“The move to an actual loss structure for CAS places even greater importance on how Fannie Mae manages credit risk, as investors now directly benefit from our comprehensive credit risk management approach,” said Laurel Davis, VP for credit risk transfer at Fannie Mae. “Because we are actively involved from pre-loan delivery through property disposition, investors have greater confidence in the loans in the CAS reference pools and their opportunity to invest in them. The fact that we are setting strong standards and managing the credit risk of loans throughout the lifecycle has helped investors become comfortable and re-enter the residential credit market. We look forward to another strong year for the CAS program in 2016.”Fannie Mae has completed nine CAS transactions since the program began in October 2013. With those nine transactions, Fannie Mae has issued $12.44 billion in notes and transferred a portion of the credit risk to private investors on single-family loans with $437.55 billion in outstanding unpaid principal balance.The CAS series, the Credit Insurance Risk Transfer (CIRT) reinsurance program, and other forms of risk transfer help Fannie Mae achieve its goal of increasing the role of private capital in the mortgage market and reducing taxpayer risk. By the end of 2015, Fannie Mae estimates that through all of its risk transfer programs, it will have transferred a portion of credit risk on single-family mortgage loans for approximately half a trillion dollars in UPB.”The fact that we are setting strong standards and managing the credit risk of loans throughout the lifecycle has helped investors become comfortable and re-enter the residential credit market.”—Laurel DavisPrior to CAS Series 2015-C04, CAS transactions have operated on a fixed severity schedule in calculating write-downs. Credit events typically occurred when reference pool loans become 180 days delinquent. Under the actual loss framework, any losses are passed through based on the realized losses of the loans after the final disposition. With the move to the actual loss framework for the CAS series, Fannie Mae has enhanced CAS disclosure data for investors and made historical data available to support the transition. The enhanced monthly disclosures will help investors monitor the ongoing performance of their investments in CAS securities, according to Fannie Mae.A diversified group of new and existing investors participated in the CAS Series 2015-C04 transaction. The reference pool for CAS Series 2015-C04 contains more than 200,000 single-family mortgage loans with an aggregate UPB of approximately $45 million. The loans in the reference pool were acquired by Fannie Mae from September through November 2014 and it is part of the Enterprise’s new book of business using strong credit standards and enhanced risk controls.Click here for more information on the CAS Series 2015-C04 transaction. Fannie Mae Prices First Credit Risk Sharing Transaction Under Actual Loss Framework  Print This Post Governmental Measures Target Expanded Access to Affordable Housing 2 days ago Sign up for DS News Daily Data Provider Black Knight to Acquire Top of Mind 2 days agolast_img read more

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first_img Leigh Roche gets the nod to partner fellow Al Maktoum-owned runner Tahaany, who stepped up to this level last time out when fourth in the Athasi Stakes at the Curragh. Euphrasia, who served up a 33-1 shock when making all in this race last year, is back to defend her crown but she has concede upwards of 3lb to the field. Trainer Joseph Murphy said of the five-year-old: “I’m expecting a big run. It was yielding to soft last year when she won and hopefully it is the same. “She’s a filly who is very good on her day. I’m happy with her since Gowran Park (where she ran last month). Gary Carroll rides Cristal Fashion so we had to go hunting for a jockey so Wayne Lordan rides her.” Mizzava, the highest-rated filly in the race off a mark of 105, represents Mick Halford. The four-year-old was fifth in both the Irish 1,000 Guineas and the Coronation Stakes last year and she holds an entry in the Pretty Polly Stakes in the Curragh at the end of June. Halford said: “I was happy with her in Gowran. She has come on a lot since then. This looks a good opportunity for her. I’m hoping she will progress as the season goes on. She settles in her races and I’ve no worries about her getting the trip.” Des McDonogh’s Morga is an intriguing contender, having finished fifth in a Group Three at the Curragh in March before winning a maiden hurdle at Cork and then a novice hurdle at the Punchestown Festival. McDonogh said: “She’s in such good form that we have decided to run. There’s nothing to run her in over hurdles now. She’s in good heart and has come on from Punchestown. This is my first ever runner in a Group race. She’s owned by Jim Bolger’s wife and Kevin Manning is on board. It would be great to get some black type with her.” Champion trainer Aidan O’Brien runs Dazzling, who holds engagements in the Irish 1,000 Guineas and Irish Oaks and is likely to go off favourite. Cristal Fashion for Ger Lyons and Paul Deegan’s Achnaha also line up. Earlier on the card, O’Brien’s War Envoy goes head to head with the Lyons-trained Cappella Sansevero in the Fishery Lane Race. Both impressed on their debuts, with War Envoy winning at Naas, while Lyons’ runner scored at Dundalk. The Rosewell House trainer relies on three-year-old fillies Tarfasha, who is making her seasonal reappearance, and Tahaany, a winner already during this campaign, in the mile-and-a-quarter heat at Naas. Tarfasha won her juvenile maiden in Galway last July before signing off in September with a third-placed finish to My Titania in a Curragh Group Three. Pat Smullen takes the mount on Hamdan Al Maktoum’s filly. Dermot Weld holds a strong hand in Wednesday’s Group Three Irish Stallion Farms E.B.F. Blue Wind Stakes.center_img Press Associationlast_img read more

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first_imgALREADY anticipated to be the biggest Guyana Cup in history, the 2019 edition, which is set for August 18 at the Rising Sun Turf Club, has gained the sponsorship of betting company– iBet supreme.In a statement to the media, the entity revealed “iBET is proud to sponsor this event since horse racing is an important past time in Guyana and at iBet, we’re looking for all avenues to further build the sport of horse racing in Guyana. The parent company of iBet Supreme, which is Supreme Ventures, also owns the Caymanas Park Track in Jamaica and is responsible for the resurgence of horse racing in Jamacia”.It further read “iBET Supreme will also have our other products on display so that turfites can also enjoy them as well. As part of our promotion for this event, punters who bet on racing in the United Kingdom at our Stabroek location will win tickets when they bet over a certain amount”. Meanwhile, Chairman of the Jumbo Jet Thoroughbred Racing Committee, Nazrudeen Mohamed, noted that he is looking forward to building a bigger and better partnership with iBet Supreme.The iBet Supreme stake race will see the horses and jockeys vying for supremacy over 1400m.In terms of the Guyana Cup itself, Mohamed pointed out that he expects this year to be bigger and better than any of the previous editions with a concert to be staged after the day of racing. Thus far, eight international artistes have been confirmed along with a number of local acts.   The feature race (C Class and Lower One Mile) will see the winner pocketing $2million while the race for three-year-old Guyana-bred horses will see the winner running away with $1million.The prize money for the races are as follows:– C Class and lower feature race over a distance of one mile for – $2million,– Three-year-old Guyana Bred – $1million– G3 and lower – $400,000– L3 and lower (open to non-winners from Trinidad & Tobago) – $350,000– Two-year-old Guyana bred over – $300,000.– J3 and lower over seven furlongs – $300,000.– L Class for Colts – $250,000– L Class Philly and Mare – $250,000Some of the top horses that will clash on race day will include Just Call Me Boss, Crown the King (Jamaica), Doublin Fashion (USA), Chameli (Jamaica), Safara (Jamaica), Southern Express (T&T), Silver & Things (T&T), Sitarr (T&T), Kentucky Woman (T&T), Super Easy (T&T) and She’s a Princess.last_img read more

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first_imgFor a long while, it didn’t appear that the Warriors would have to worry about any late stress.Forcing turnovers and controlling the boards, Liverpool steadily worked its way to a 27-20 lead by halftime. Only the hot shooting of Proctor’s Cam Johnson (13 first-half points, nine of them in the second quarter) kept things close.So it came down to Liverpool, clinging to a 52-51 lead, needing to make one more stop as the clock wound down. But Johnson worked his way open and, from 3-point land, found the net as time ran out. Liverpool’s regular season had concluded last Monday with a 66-59 defeat to Nottingham, a result nearly identical to the 69-63 loss it took to the Bulldogs on Jan. 10.Christian Otis and Aiden Wroblewski each had 10 points, with Jacob Works adding seven points. Nottingham was led by 27 points from Jaden Ezomo and 22 points from Mazi Jackson.With his last basket, Jackson reached 1,000 career points, just like his mother, Sameerah Aiken, and father, Derek Jackson, did in their high school careers at Corcoran. It’s the only time in Section III history that a mother, father and son has each earned 1,000 points.That same night, Liverpool’s girls basketball team saw its post-season dreams dashed when it lost 74-67 to Nottingham.An 18-7 second-quarter surge had erased an early deficit and put the Warriors in front 35-27 at halftime. And it still led until the fourth quarter, when the Bulldogs moved back in front and stayed there.Naveah Wingate did all she could for Liverpool, amassing 32 points and 16 rebounds, while Karlyssa Shifflett had 17 points and Sarah Miles added 10 points.Nottingham had four players hit double figures as Amaya Williams led with 24 points, helped by Zyohna Glen (14 points), Nazjae Howard (13 points) and Lauryn Withrow (11 points).Liverpool was out but Cicero-North Syracuse held down the no. 2 seed, waiting for Tuesday’s quarterfinal with no. 7 seed Auburn, the winner advancing to the semifinal Sunday at SRC Arena against West Genesee or Fayetteville-Manlius.Share this:FacebookTwitterLinkedInRedditComment on this Story Tags: basketballliverpoolcenter_img Given all of the drama that surrounded its 2019-20 season – no home games, a string of contests decided on last-second shots or in overtime – the Liverpool boys basketball team almost had to count on the pattern to hold up all the way to a very bitter end.The Warriors plunged into the Section III Class AA playoffs, holding the no. 9 seed and heading east to face no. 8 seed Utica Proctor in last Friday’s opening round.With a berth in the quarterfinals against no. 2 seed Corcoran (whom it beat twice this winter) at stake, Liverpool was mere moments from advancing – only to get burned at the end in a 55-53 defeat to the Raiders.last_img read more

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first_img 10 months ago Women are having a greater impact on NBA than ever before NBA 2019-20 Golden State Warriors: Team NewsKevin Durant, Shaun Livingston and Andre Iguodala, who were an integral part of the Golden State Warriors’ run all these years, are no longer a part of the team. However, Kevon Looney and Alfonzo McKinnie will be returning. The Golden State Warriors will have a bunch of young players in their team – D’Angelo Russell, Willie Cauley-Stein, Glenn Robinson III, Jordan Poole, Eric Paschall, Alen Smailagic, Jacob Evans and Omari Spellman. Apart from Alec Burks, no other new addition is over the age of 26. LIVE TV 1…2…3…4-point play for SC30#StephGonnaSteph pic.twitter.com/CgeqfMXim6— Golden State Warriors (@warriors) October 19, 2019 “I’ve been a fan of a lot of these guys — to get the opportunity to work with them I think is going to be fun.“@dloading, let’s get to work 💪 pic.twitter.com/GlfuQq1fJk— Golden State Warriors (@warriors) October 20, 2019 FOLLOW US 10 months ago NBA, China feud over Houston Rockets official’s controversial tweet Written By WE RECOMMEND Last Updated: 21st October, 2019 17:41 IST NBA 2019-20: Golden State Warriors’ Profile And Season Preview The Golden State Warriors have their first season game against Los Angeles Clippers on Friday, October 25. Here is team preview for the NBA 2019-20 season. Devika Pawar center_img WATCH US LIVE The Golden State Warriors will start their NBA 2019-20 season with a new-look roster. Steph Curry, Draymond Green and Klay Thompson, who were signed long term, will remain a part of the original core team. However, the team has a lot of new players as well. The team’s previous seasons have seen them make it to five consecutive NBA Finals and winning three championships. Golden State Warriors will open their season with their much-anticipated game against the Los Angeles Clippers. Also read | Lakers, Clippers Set To Star In Wide-open NBA Season COMMENT SUBSCRIBE TO US 10 months ago Chicago Bulls forward Luol Deng retires from the NBA after 15 years 10 months ago NBA: Lakers beat Warriors 126-93 to secure a dominating pre-season win Also read | NBA, China Feud Over Houston Rockets Official’s Controversial TweetThe 23-year-old D’Angelo Russell could prove to be a valuable asset for the team. Russell, as well as Stephen Curry, steered the Warriors to a 124-103 victory over the LA Lakers during their pre-season game on Saturday, October 19. As a lot of changes are being made to their roster, the Warriors will have to stay at the top of their game. Durant and Iguodala’s loss has had quite an effect on the team’s game and identity as both were a crucial part of the team’s growth. Steph Curry, who started the pre-season with a 40-point game, is also a key player for the team. The Golden State Warriors vs Los Angeles Clippers encounter is scheduled for Friday, October 25 at the Chase Center, California (8:00 am IST).Also read | Women Are Having A Greater Impact On NBA Than Ever BeforeAlso read | Chicago Bulls Forward Luol Deng Retires From The NBA After 15 Years First Published: 21st October, 2019 17:41 IST 10 months ago Dream11: DAL vs LAC NBA pre-season predictions, squad updates & newslast_img read more

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first_imgBayern Munich defender Dante believes the rivalry with Borussia Dortmund will make for a spectacular Champions League final.The two German powerhouses meet at the Wembley showdown on Saturday, with Bayern hoping to make up for the heartbreak suffered last season when they were beaten by Chelsea in the final on home soil having lost out to Dortmund in both the Bundesliga and DFB-Pokal final.While victory over Jurgen Klopp’s men on Saturday would certainly go some way to easing the pain endured 12 months ago, Dante has warned that the result will not come easy against the Schwarzgelben.“Games against Borussia are always hard. The rivalry is huge, so I’m sure both teams will be ready for the match,” he told Goal.“I imagine it will be a great game and that the two teams will be really focused. Of course the sides know each other very well, that’s why we need to be extra careful. We have to be at our best on the day.“Bayern is one of the biggest clubs in the world. This year we became even stronger and that’s why we had such a great season so far. “The fact that the team missed out on the title in the last few years made the players even hungrier for the victory, and that’s what we’re seeing right now.“The final will be tough because it’s a German derby, but I hope that, even though it’s one game only, we can leave London as winners.”Bayern are looking to complete an historic treble this season, having wrapped up the Bundesliga title in record time and with a DFB-Pokal final against Stuttgart to come.last_img read more

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