Heat's Bam Adebayo relishes role of NBA trendsetter, as others seek to emulate his game
The goal from the outset for Bam Adebayo has been to change the game. The versatile Miami Heat big man just wasn’t sure it would happen this soon, this dramatically, that, at 23 and just four seasons into his NBA career, others in the league already would be seeking to emulate his approach. “It just shows respect for my game,” he said Friday, as the Miami Heat continued their training-camp workouts at AmericanAirlines Arena. “I feel like I’m trying to change basketball, being a center, being able to play both sides of the ball and being a passer.” With the Heat advancing to last season’s NBA F...
Fast Start for NC State Leads to Dominating Win over UMass Lowell
Uncasville, Ct. – The NC State men’s basketball team made quick work of UMass Lowell on Thursday, jumping out to an early lead and never looking back in dispatching the River Hawks, 90-59, inside the Mohegan Sun. Leading 8-7, NC State went on a 12-2 run to take a 20-9 lead on a Cam Hayes basket eight minutes into the game. After UMass Lowell cut the deficit to 20-11, the Pack went on a 19-4 run over the next eight minutes. The River Hawks never got closer than 21 points the rest of the game and NC State led by as many as 34 points in the second half. Devon Daniels led the Pack with 18 points w...
Frappart makes history as first woman to referee men's CL game
French referee Stephanie Frappart made history on Wednesday as the first woman to take charge of a men's Champions League game. The milestone was achieved in Juventus' 3-0 win over Dynamo Kiev. "It was about time," Manchester City midfielder Ilkay Guendogan wrote on Twitter. "Great achievement and inspiration to others. Hopefully this will be a regular occurrence very soon." The 36-year-old was the first female referee in France's Ligue 1 and oversaw Liverpool's 5-4 penalty shoot-out victory over Chelsea in the 2019 European Super Cup. She was also in charge of this season's Europa League fixt...
Dave Hyde: Football in a pandemic has become as sketchy as feared
Early in the conference call, a couple of hours before Wednesday afternoon’s kickoff and a day after the San Francisco 49ers became the Arizona 49ers, NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell remained stiff-upper-lip positive. “It will take a partnership and discipline to complete this season,” he said. “I’m confident we’ll be able to do it.” Translation: The show must go on. And that’s fine. It’s just a game. No more and no less. But this past week has been a good lesson for everyone in sports that playing games in the middle of a COVID-19 pandemic is exactly what you’d fear from playing games in the m...
Mizzou basketball outlasts Oregon for marquee early-season win
The Missouri Tigers opened up a large lead, and while it wasn’t always smooth, they defeated the No. 21-ranked Oregon Ducks 83-75 on Wednesday at the CHI Health Center in Omaha, Nebraska. It was a game of runs as the Mizzou lead swelled and shrunk. There were red-hot stretches of made shots for the Tigers but streaks of ice-cold shooting when they couldn’t convert even a wide-open layup. MU was again led by a balanced scoring effort, with five players in double figures. It was the Xavier Pinson and Javon Pickett show late as the pair combined for 30 of Mizzou’s 41 points in the second half. Ma...
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Juventus coach Pirlo 'absolutely not worried' over team inconsistency
Juventus coach Andrea Pirlo insists there's no panic as they battle for consistency this season.Juve meet Dynamo Kiev in the Champions League on Wednesday after a poor draw with Benevento.“I don't think I said such strong words in Benevento," Pirlo said. “You need to have more desire to achieve the result and manage the moments of the match in a better way.“I don't think I was hard, it's just a fact. Tomorrow we will think about putting the best players on the pitch, because all the games are important.“However, Cuadrado and Danilo could rest, they have played a lot.“I'm absolutely not worried...
Mike McCarthy Defends Embarrassing Failed Punt Play During Blowout Loss
The Dallas Cowboys have not had a great season so far. Then, they were served a nice blowout loss on Thanksgiving by the Washington Football Team.The final score between the Cowboys and Washington was a 41-16 loss. It was surprisingly a close game throughout the first three quarters before Washington came out to clobber the Cowboys in the fourth quarter. By the end of the third quarter, the Cowboys were trailing 20-16. However, it was one failed play from Dallas that caused Washington to go on to a run.In the fourth quarter with just 12 minutes remaining in the game, Dallas had to punt the bal...
This ridiculous Overpass boost could change your next game
This one was completely legal, too.
Overpass has a long history of crazy boosts, and players are still finding new ones nearly eight years after its release.Counter-Strike: Global Offensive's Overpass has seen more boosts than players care to count, and it isn't slowing down anytime soon. It's only been six months since players found an overpowered three-man stack in CT spawn, but Triumph pulled out all the stops just to get a free shot at Chaos Esports Club and counter one of the most effective early T-side molotovs on the map. There are several ways for Ts to throw a molotov that prevents CT players from taking early water con...
‘Willian hasn’t had a good game & Arsenal have lost fear factor’ – Merson saddened by regression
Willian is yet to have a good game for Arsenal and the Gunners have lost their fear factor as a collective, says Paul Merson, with Mikel Arteta considered to be overseeing no progress.A north London heavyweight has struggled to establish forward momentum for some time now.Arsene Wenger walked away after acknowledging that he was no longer the man to inspire a club he had previously guided to three Premier League titles.Unai Emery inherited the reins at Emirates Stadium, but the Spaniard failed to make the desired impact and was ushered through the exits after 18 months.Arteta has picked up the...
'He changed the game' - Passion of Jesus makes Fernandinho a believer in Manchester City striker's quality
Fernandinho believes Gabriel Jesus' pace and passion can give Manchester City's attack the cutting edge they have lacked this season.Jesus came off the bench during the second half of City's 0-0 draw at Porto on Tuesday, a result that sealed top spot in Champions League Group C.It was a frustrating outing in front of goal for Pep Guardiola's side, something that has become familiar during a stuttering start that sees them lying 11th in a compressed Premier League table, and City's 18 attempts were their most without scoring in a Champions League match.Jesus looked to have ended their frustrati...