Paris: Paris suffers a pollution spike (B)

first_imgWashington : Pearl Harbor 75th anniversary commemoration (B) Washington : Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell of Ky. meets with Defense Secretary-designate, former Gen. James Mattis (A) New York: File- Linda McMahon talks with reporters (A) St. Petersbur : A light show marking the Day of Hermitage(A) Mexico City: Fenix Ibero American Film Awards (A) New York : Kate McKinnon during “Saturday Night Live,” (B) College Station : Pearl Harbor remembrance ceremony (A) Winnipeg : People push a stuck car after two days of snow(B) New York: Vice President-elect Mike Pence and Jared Kushner (A) Nairobi : A giraffe bends over to take food pellets (A) San Diego : A man takes a picture of two Chinese Navy frigates (A) Dallas : Former President George W. Bush during an NCAA college basketball game (B) Seoul : Lawmakers and members of opposition Justice Party with signs stand during a rally (B) Bali : Opening of Bali Democracy Forum (A) Los Angeles : Emma Stone and Ryan Gosling during a ceremony (B) Ulim : Earthquake survivors sleep on the ground (B) New York : Fan Bingbing attends the De Beers flagship store opening (B) SPORTS Madrid : Champions League soccer match (B) Ottawa : Chess grandmaster Garry Kasparov appears (B) Windsor : FINA World Swimming Championships (A) Mumbai: Ind vs Eng 4th Cricket Test Match (B+A) Guwahati: Senior Mens Boxing Championship (B+A) PTI PHOTO HS AKN UPTO 104 AKNlast_img read more

Weve Stopped Talking About Domestic Violence And The NFL

The fleeting public outrage was enough to force the NFL to reconsider its personal conduct policy, but the league hasn’t yet codified many policies. Public pressure to do so, meanwhile, along with the media spotlight, has largely disappeared. In early September, the story of Ray Rice assaulting his then-fiancée in an Atlantic City casino exploded in the media, sparking a debate about how to prevent — and respond to — domestic violence in the NFL and society at large. But why September? The actual assault happened in February, and yet it took almost seven months for media coverage to reach its height, according to a search of Lexis-Nexis.The answer is simple: On Sept. 8, TMZ released the video of the assault, which brought the story back into the news. But even then, our attention spans — perhaps unsurprisingly — are short. Here’s a more detailed look at the media coverage that Rice, as well as the overall issue of domestic violence in the NFL, has received since the beginning of September.For the week following the video’s release, articles mentioning “Ray Rice” averaged about 1,900 per day, according to Lexis-Nexis; articles mentioning both “domestic violence” and “NFL” averaged nearly 1,120 per day. The past week, however, pales in comparison: “Ray Rice” has been written about 37 times per day, and “domestic violence” and “NFL” have been mentioned in 44 articles per day. This is despite news that Rice could be reinstated as soon as next month.Rather, NFL news is back to covering on-the-field events. For example, Google Trends shows news about Peyton Manning has been chugging along at about the same rate (not including the recent surge in coverage of his breaking the career touchdown record) and has overtaken headlines about Rice. read more

Last Years Warriors Werent The Best Ever But This Years Might Be

4Warriors2014-156/16/15103✓1822.3 10Pistons1988-896/13/8999✓1788.1 1Bulls1995-966/9/9697✓1853.1 There was plenty of “greatest of all time” speculation swirling around the Golden State Warriors at this time last year, as they tore through the Western Conference after breaking the 1995-96 Chicago Bulls’ record for regular-season victories. As it turns out, though, the Warriors weren’t even the greatest team of the 2015-16 season, since they lost to the Cleveland Cavaliers in the NBA Finals. I suppose we all learned our collective lesson, because there hasn’t been anywhere near as much GOAT chatter this time around.The irony, of course, is that this version of the Warriors might actually be the best NBA team ever. Although they “only” won 67 games during the regular season, the 2016-17 Warriors had a better schedule-adjusted point differential than they did in their 73-win season, and then they rattled off what is so far the most dominant postseason of any team in recent memory (including the fabled 2001 L.A. Lakers).And if they can take care of Cleveland without much trouble in Game 1 of the NBA Finals, they’ll officially become the GOAT — at least, according to the Elo ratings, our pet system for judging an NBA team’s strength at any given moment.As my boss wrote on Saturday, the LeBron James Cavaliers have had a tendency to make Elo look silly. But by now, Elo has learned from its mistakes and is (mostly) giving Cleveland its due. The main reason our prediction system is still giving the Cavs a minuscule 10 percent chance of defending their championship, then, is that the Warriors are just so ridiculously dominant.Golden State’s Elo rating is currently 1850.5, which ranks second in NBA history to the peak rating of the ’96 Bulls (1853.1) — which was set after Chicago took a 3-0 lead over the Seattle SuperSonics in the NBA Finals. (The Bulls’ Elo would dip to a final rating of 1823 after they lost two of the next three games to the Sonics.) TEAMSEASONDATEGAME NO.DURING PLAYOFFS?ELO 3Warriors2015-1612/11/15241838.6 The best peak Elo ratings in NBA history 6Bulls1996-972/4/97471811.3 9Bulls1997-986/10/98101✓1788.3 8Lakers2008-096/14/09105✓1790.0 7Spurs2015-163/19/16691800.1 2Warriors2016-175/22/1794✓1850.5 5Celtics1985-865/29/8696✓1815.7 To surpass those Bulls and set a new peak-Elo record of 1853.2, the Warriors would need to prevail by eight or more on Thursday night. That’s far from an unreasonable goal; Golden State has the superior rating and is at home, so Elo actually considers them nine-point favorites for Game 1. (The Las Vegas betting line for Game 1 has the Warriors winning by seven.) According to research by Wayne Winston and Jeff Sagarin, the probability of a nine-point NBA favorite winning by at least eight is about 54 percent.But even if Cleveland plays the Warriors close in Game 1, a new Elo record is inevitable as long as Golden State keeps winning. A string of one-point victories in Games 1 through 3 would be enough to push the Warriors past the Bulls’ mark with at least a game to spare in the series. But any loss could be a major setback for the record-breaking bid. Even a three-point loss in Game 1 would need to be followed by four straight four-point wins to pull Golden State ahead of Chicago; a stray double-digit loss would require four 10-point wins in a row. And two losses in the series might prove too much for the Warriors to overcome unless they also rack up offsetting blowout wins, particularly if the Cavs’ wins are spaced apart in the series (Elo gives more weight to more recent games).Then again, it’s also possible that the Warriors could set an all-time peak Elo record after Game 1 and then the Cavs could rally back to win the series. In that scenario, Golden State’s season would parallel that of the 2007 New England Patriots, who set the NFL’s peak Elo record when they rattled off 18 straight wins before losing the Super Bowl. We’re guessing the Warriors would probably rather have the title. Source: ESPN, read more

Lloris sendoff vs PSV leaves Tottenham nearly eliminated

first_imgA red card after a foul on Hirving Lozano, leave Hugo Lloris as the man responsible for Tottenham Hotspur’s near elimination in the Champions League.Tottenham Hotspur is very close to getting eliminated in the Champions League, all thanks to a red card to goalkeeper Hugo Lloris that allowed PSV Eindhoven to tie the game near the final whistle.Mauricio Pochettino’s side was very close to getting a vital victory at Phillips Stadium on Wednesday, a win that the desperately needed after not getting the expected results in the first two matches of the competition against Internazionale Milano and FC Barcelona.The Spurs played the early match on Wednesday, which they began losing thanks to an individual play that Hirving Lozano completed against the English club’s defensive line near the first half hour of the match.Fortunately for Pochettino and his squad, Lucas Moura scored the equalizer before halftime after Kieran Trippier’s assist.FULL-TIME: A late equaliser for the hosts sees us leave Eindhoven with a point.— Tottenham Hotspur (@SpursOfficial) October 24, 2018During the second half, Harry Kane was able to score Tottenham’s second goal with a header after Eriksen’s clinical cross from the left.Victor Wanyama, Tottenham Hotspur, Premier LeaguePochettino admits Wanyama remains in his Spurs plans Manuel R. Medina – September 14, 2019 Kenyan international, Victor Wanyama, was the protagonist of a summer transfer saga, but in the end, he is set to stay at Tottenham Hotspur.This provisional victory was able to withstand until the 79th minute of the match, which was exactly when Hugo Lloris made his second mistake of the game in front of Mexican winger Hirving Lozano.This time it was an irresponsible slide, one that the referee show Hugo Lloris a red card with 10 minutes still on the clock.This was more than enough time for PSV to equalize the game, which they did through Luuk de Jong in the 87th minute of the game.This result leaves Spurs closer to getting eliminated from the competition, which was completely expected given that they are part of the Group of Death.PSV Eindhoven is in the same situation, both clubs only have a point and they desperately need to win their last three matches of this group stage.Your feeling right now? 😶#PSVTOT— PSV International (@psveindhoven) October 24, 2018last_img read more

Sarri Guardiola and I learned from Sacchi

first_imgMaurizio Sarri said both he and Pep Guardiola were students of Arrigo Sacchi and went on to recall the dinner they had together last June.The former Napoli boss opened up on his close rapport with Guardiola ahead of Chelsea’s trip to Manchester City on Sunday.🗣 “We have a good relationship. In the summer, we normally go for dinner together.”Maurizio Sarri discusses his relationship with Manchester City manager, Pep Guardiola, and says Chelsea have the resources to challenge the Citizens.(via @HaytersTV)— The Coaches’ Voice (@CoachesVoice) February 8, 2019“We have a good relationship. Very, very good,” Sarri said in today’s Press conference via Football Italia.“Usually during the summer, we have dinner together. I hope he speaks very well about me as a Coach, as a friend.“Usually we learn from Arrigo Sacchi because Arrigo is always with us. So it’s very interesting to speak to Arrigo. Both Guardiola and I are all children of Sacchi, as it started with him.”Cristiano Ronaldo, JuventusSarri: “Cristiano Ronaldo is the strongest player in the world” Andrew Smyth – September 14, 2019 Maurizio Sarri has no doubts that Cristiano Ronaldo is the main man at Juventus, and plans to the star give more freedom to exploit his talents to their fullest extent.There is photographic evidence of the dinner, which took place in June at the Perla Verde Hotel in Milano Marittima.Maurizio Sarri said both he and Pep Guardiola “learned from Arrigo Sacchi” and mentioned the dinner they had together in June #CFC #MCFC #EPL #ACMilan— footballitalia (@footballitalia) February 8, 2019Guardiola speaks excellent Italian thanks to his time as a player at Brescia and Roma.He also held a fascinating panel in Italy in October with Sacchi and current Napoli Coach Carlo Ancelotti.“It’s no coincidence that so many players who worked under Sacchi and Cruijff are now Coaches, because their minds were opened.“They gave us a new love for the sport,” said Guardiola at the Festival dello Sport event.”Sarri emerged victorious in their first encounter at the Bridge this season and with both sides challenging for a place in Europe and the title respectively, the clash is touted to be explosive.last_img read more