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#DecisionJa2016: Mixture of green, orange as supporters await arrival of James Robertson and Marsha Francis
- Detroit Piston is usually poor shooter from short range
- Effort is NBA’s longest since LeBron James shot in 2007
Andre Drummond isn’t famed for his shooting skills – the Detroit Pistons center is just a 35% free-throw shooter this year (last month he missed an NBA record 23 in one game), and is even worse – 17% – from shots in the 10-15 feet range.
But from 71 feet? He’s not too bad.Continue reading...
Football fans are crying out for a change of culture in the Premier League but, instead of lowering prices, they have invested some of their considerable riches in a new logo. At least the league’s managing director, Richard Masters, is chuffed with the new look. “We are very pleased with the outcome: a visual identity which is relevant, modern and flexible that will help us celebrate everyone that makes the Premier League.” Steady on Richard, it’s just four lions on a page.
The design studio who made the logo, the aptly named DesignStudio, were no less impressed by their work. “Our aim was to create an identity that acknowledges everyone who plays a part in one of the most exciting leagues in the world,” said their founder and CEO Paul Stafford. “With a fresh, new take on the iconic lion, we’ve created an identity that’s purpose-built for the demands of the modern world. While staying true to the Premier League’s history and heritage.”Continue reading...
• Barcelona hold 7–0 advantage in Copa del Rey semi-final
Gary Neville has insisted he is still the right man for the job as Valencia prepare for the impossible task of overcoming a 7-0 deficit in the Copa del Rey against Barcelona on Wednesday night.
“I have faith in myself and the players and the only thing to turn this around is to win games. I know you want to ask me about my job, my future, but I just want to focus on football, on tomorrow’s game,” the Valencia coach said.Continue reading...
Jonathan Mullin has chipped in with a fine sidebar piece in today’s Racing Post in which he names no fewer than seven horses being quoted for races at the Cheltenham Festival for which they are not presently qualified to run. We can all agree that punters must take responsibility for their own gambling but bookmakers should not be offering odds about eventualities that they should know perfectly well cannot happen.Continue reading...
The Scottish Cup quarter-final draw is botched when SFA chief Alan McRae mistakenly opens one of the balls early, revealing the name of the team before it is chosen. The draw is halted and all previous ties void, before the draw is retaken successfullyContinue reading...
Still smarting from last autumn’s Rugby World Cup disappointment, the game’s northern hemisphere giants began the process of regrouping and rebuilding in an attritional first round of Six Nations action. Tournament co-favourites Ireland and Wales slugged it out in Dublin for a tense but thrillingly inconclusive 16-16 draw, while Eddie Jones’ new-look England – bearing a remarkable similarity to the old-look England – emerged 15-9 winners over Scotland in Edinburgh thanks to Jack Nowell’s second-half try. In Paris, France survived an almighty scare from Italy to emerge 23-21 winners, but only after the visitors’ captain, Sergio Parisse, saw what would have been a winning stoppage-time drop goal attempt sail agonisingly wide.Continue reading...
When a few hundred fans marched in the summer sunshine on the Premier League’s headquarters, an expensively understated block in Marylebone, in 2013, one particular banner lodged in the memory.
Nabbing the title of a Manic Street Preachers song, it proclaimed “If you tolerate this, then your children will be next” alongside a picture of a priced out father dragging his son into the pub to watch the match.Continue reading...