‘Keep going Lucky Lefty’: LeBron James gives Romeo Travis another shoutout for 50-point night

first_imgDon’t miss out on the latest news and information. LATEST STORIES Athletes treated to a spectacle as SEA Games 2019 officially ends PLAY LIST 08:07Athletes treated to a spectacle as SEA Games 2019 officially ends06:27SEA Games 2019: No surprises as Gilas Pilipinas cruises to basketball gold03:24PH’s James Palicte boxing light welterweight final (HIGHLIGHTS)02:14Carpio hits red carpet treatment for China Coast Guard02:56NCRPO pledges to donate P3.5 million to victims of Taal eruption00:56Heavy rain brings some relief in Australia02:37Calm moments allow Taal folks some respite03:23Negosyo sa Tagaytay City, bagsak sa pag-aalboroto ng Bulkang Taal01:13Christian Standhardinger wins PBA Best Player award Gov’t to employ 6,000 displaced by Taal Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Japeth Aguilar embraces role, gets rewarded with Finals MVP plum View comments Magnolia’s import added that he didn’t want to play another game in the semifinals and he wanted to make sure he would spend time with his wife before she leaves the Philippines on Sunday—the day that was set for a supposed Game 5 in the series and would be played in Biñan.“I just wanted to win you know, I didn’t want to travel for a road game,” said Travis. “My wife is leaving on Sunday and I just didn’t want to play again honestly. I don’t know if I could physically play again so I just gave it all I had, I just put it all out there.”Travis secured a medical clearance to play from famed orthopedic surgeon Dr. Raul Canlas on Thursday morning and he said that the pain he experienced made the victory even sweeter.“I went through a lot of pain to play today and it was worth it,” said Travis. “That was emotional, to be able to make it through, get through the pain and make it worth it. It meant a lot to me.”And the allure of the finals was just a radiant treasure tempting Travis to push himself to the limit.Travis first played in the PBA with Alaska in the 2015 Governors’ Cup where he was able to lead the Aces to the finals only to lose to San Miguel in four games.“Last time I was here I laid an egg,” said Travis. “I played very bad last time I was in the finals. I want redemption and that’s why I came back. I looked at the roster and I see they had good veterans and hungry guys. I don’t want to take over, I just wanted to be part of the team.”“These guys have allowed me to be part of the team and that’s what makes this team special, it’s the chemistry, they know I’m not a guy that’s going to demand the ball and curse at somebody if I don’t get the ball. That’s not who I am as a person and as a player. We’re one unit right now, we’re totally clicking.” Kings no more Different time zones won’t stop friends from having each other’s backs and NBA superstar LeBron James continued to show his appreciation for longtime buddy Romeo Travis, who is having quite a performance in the PBA. MOST READcenter_img Will you be the first P16 Billion Powerball jackpot winner from the Philippines? Tim Cone, Ginebra set their sights on elusive All-Filipino crown Nadine Lustre’s phone stolen in Brazil ADVERTISEMENT Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew Gretchen Barretto’s daughter Dominique graduates magna cum laude from California college Allen Durham still determined to help Meralco win 1st PBA title Travis carried Magnolia on his back, putting up 50 points and 13 rebounds to lead the Hotshots to their 112-108 Game 4 win over Barangay Ginebra to advance to the Governors’ Cup finals.James took to Instagram against to show his love for his high school teammate in St. Vincent St. Mary, where they were part of the group called the Fab Five.READ: Travis gets shoutout from ‘brother’ LeBron after big game for Magnolia“Headed to the finals on a 50-piece nugget! Congrats my brother,” posted LeBron. “Keep going Lucky Lefty.”Travis, who had 21 of his points in the fourth quarter, played through pain after he suffered a grade 2 strain on his left hamstring in Game 3 of the series.ADVERTISEMENTlast_img read more

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QPR eye pre-deadline deal

first_imgQPR are looking to complete the pre-deadline signing of forward Nasser El Khayati from Burton later today.West London Sport revealed on Saturday that Rangers had had a £350,000 bid for El Khayati,  26, accepted by the League One leaders.He played under Jimmy Floyd Hasselbaink at Burton and has scored 11 goals in 44 appearances since joining the Brewers a year ago.Hasselbaink, who has won just one of his 11 matches since taking over as Rangers manager, is keen to bring him to Loftus Road.Rangers have also been linked with Oxford United’s Kemar Roofe but are not looking to sign the midfielder.Follow West London Sport on TwitterFind us on Facebooklast_img read more

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Live playoff updates: Warriors beat Rockets in tight Game 5

first_imgJoin us Wednesday at 7:30 p.m. for live scoring, news and analysis from Game 5 of the Western Conference semifinals as the Warriors and Rockets battle at Oracle.The Warriors come into Wednesday knowing they’ll need to match the physicality the Rockets used to lead them to two victories in Houston that have tied the second-round series at 2-2. Golden State dropped Game 4 on Monday night as Houston escaped … Click here if you’re unable to view the video or gallery on your mobile device.last_img read more

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Why The CBS-Hulu Deal Is The Future Of Old & New Media

first_imgCBS is boldly going where it has never gone before: Online. Well, sort of.Up until now, if you wanted to stream video from the old media giant’s amazing collection of television shows, you had to go onto its own site. But that’s all going to change in 2013. On Monday the media company announced a licensing deal with Hulu to stream its storied library of 2,600 shows on Hulu Plus. This makes Hulu the only other online site where will this content will be officially available. Financials were not released although the deal is reportedly multi-year. The service will debut in January, and  a selection of CBS library shows will also rotate through the free Hulu service. CBS.com already lets users stream some full episodes.Only Old Shows – For NowThe caveat – and it’s a big one – is that the shows will come only from previous seasons of newer shows like “Medium,” “Numb3rs” and “CSI: Miami,” as well as classics such as “Star Trek,” “I Love Lucy” and “The Twilight Zone.”That decision is designed to protect CBS from losing viewers, making sure they don’t tune out from their televisions.People watching on living room networks or traditional cable will not be affected, according to CBS executives with knowledge of the deal who asked to withhold their names. This new distribution outlet is just  “another way to enhance exposure.” Brian Norgard, the co-founder and chief executive of social video discovery site Chill say it’s a smart experiment for CBS. “It’s a way of driving additional revenue around library content that’s chilling dormant.”Experimenting with library content is a simple and low risk way to get increase exposure, Norgard says. “For Hulu, it’s more long-form content for Hulu Plus which in the end will drive more subs and ads. Smart move. This is yet another sign how important the digital window will be in a multi-device, Internet first world.”Hulu already streams many NBC shows.Why Stream?Last year CBS reached a deal with Hulu Japan to stream its content in a subscription service model. That was the first international online distribution deal for CBS, and a primer for this move. The new deal is likely another step towards fully embracing an online culture that digital marketing and media research site eMarketer expects to account for $3.58 billion in digital ads this year – and an estimated $6.19 billion by 2016. The strategy behind the deal was to get old content in front of more eyeballs; content that no one is watching right now. This takes advantage of Hulu’s large online audience, not necessarily CBS’ bread-and-butter demographic. (The average age of a CBS viewer is 57 – even older If not for 2 Broke Girls and Big Bang Theory.)But those numbers are also why the network does so well in the Nielsen rating system, because older folks tend to watch television in the way the system was intended: The old fashioned way. But CBS knows where the future of viewership is going as more and more people cut their cable cords and turn to the Internet and smart TVs to watch content. (For more on cord cutting, see Drowing Cable Industry Grabs At Tech Lifeline = Big Mistake?) CBS knows it has to get a piece of that action – and sooner is better than later. These Shows Weren’t Being SeenHulu basically gives CBS’ static content a whole new audience. And Hulu, which is owned by Comcast, gets a major chunk of desirable new material to stream, complementing the NBC content the cable giant already owns.This marriage of old content and new distribution methods should increasingly be a model for other major television networks and film studios looking to monitize their back catalogs. More licensing deals are only a matter of time. Photo courtesy of Shutterstock. Tags:#content#social#TV Related Posts Top Reasons to Go With Managed WordPress Hosting A Web Developer’s New Best Friend is the AI Wai…center_img Why Tech Companies Need Simpler Terms of Servic… 8 Best WordPress Hosting Solutions on the Market adam popesculast_img read more

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Don’t Mistake the Example for the Principle

first_img Essential Reading! Get my 3rd book: Eat Their Lunch “The first ever playbook for B2B salespeople on how to win clients and customers who are already being serviced by your competition.” Buy Now Every day for the last several weeks, I receive an email or a message on LinkedIn or Facebook Messenger from someone who has read Eat Their Lunch: Winning Customers Away From Your Competition. Most of these notes are to inform me that the contents of the book are helping them to produce better sales results, and a good many of them are around the language I used to demonstrate how one might prospect effectively.The language goes something like, “I am calling to ask you for a 20-minute briefing where I can share with you the four trends that we see having the biggest impact on businesses like yours over the next 18 to 24 months.”The language is my attempt to share what works now, making it practical and tactical. One of my biggest complaints as a reader is when authors who teach provide a concept without demonstrating it in a way that makes it easy to put to use. I have endeavored to make all three books something like field books, something you can use. However, that said, I don’t want you to cheat yourself of the principle behind the practical and tactical application.The principle that undergirds the sample language above is the Trading Value Rule. The Trading Value Rule says that one must provide an equal or greater amount of value for the commitment they are seeking to gain. You violate this rule when you say, “I’d like to stop by, introduce myself, tell you about my company, and learn a little about you and your business.” I didn’t decide that this offer trades too little value; the prospective clients we call on concluded it offers too little value in trade for their time.Here’s what you need to know. The language works now, in part, because it is a new and novel approach and one that now indicates that the person making the ask has something worth trading twenty-minutes to obtain. But the real power is in the principle: Trading Value.When you realize the principle, you open up more opportunities to trade value. You could offer to analyze your dream client’s current processes and give a report on what they might need to do differently to produce better results. You could offer to share an assessment of the industry to show where the industry is going and what makes one a leader or a laggard in the industry. You could do something as simple as inviting your dream client to a customer forum to listen to you, and some of your existing clients share the changes you believe are necessary to do better work together in the future.The principle here is more than the the example in Eat Their Lunch. Moreover, it applies broadly across all the commitments you need from your clients, which is why I published a chapter on Trading Value in The Lost Art of Closing before releasing Eat Their Lunch.last_img read more

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Dembele arrives with potential to step into Neymar’s shoes

first_imgBiggest Pogo service provider padlocked for tax evasion Dortmund’s French midfielder Ousmane Dembele walks over the pitch during a press event of German first division Bundesliga football club Borussia Dortmund on August 9, 2017 in Dortmund, western Germany. / AFP PHOTO / PATRIK STOLLARZMADRID, Spain—Only two years ago, Ousmane Dembele was playing in France’s lower divisions with modest club Rennes.On Friday, he became the second-most expensive player in soccer history when Barcelona picked him to replace Neymar in a deal that could reach 147 million euros ($173 million).ADVERTISEMENT Robredo should’ve resigned as drug czar after lack of trust issue – Panelo NATO’s aging eye in the sky to get a last overhaul Hotel says PH coach apologized for ‘kikiam for breakfast’ claim “He didn’t choose to be in one of the biggest transfers in the history of football, but I think that he is strong enough mentally to bear this burden,” Stephan said. “We will continue to follow his evolution with great attention and pleasure.”Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Robredo: True leaders perform well despite having ‘uninspiring’ boss PLAY LIST 02:49Robredo: 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 City01:07Trump talks impeachment while meeting NCAA athletes02:49World-class track facilities installed at NCC for SEA Games Trump signs bills in support of Hong Kong protesters The talented 20-year-old French forward suddenly turned into a star by joining the Spanish powerhouse in a transfer surpassed only by the Brazilian star’s recent move to Paris Saint-Germain.Now the pressure is on Dembele to prove his worth and show that Barcelona did the right thing by choosing him to play alongside Lionel Messi and Luis Suarez.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSSEA Games: Biñan football stadium stands out in preparedness, completionSPORTSPrivate companies step in to help SEA Games hostingSPORTSBoxers Pacquiao, Petecio torchbearers for SEA Games openingBarcelona is hoping to re-establish its successful attacking trio, so it’s probably no coincidence that there is a lot of Neymar in the young Dembele — from the quickness to the nifty skills to the audacity to the ability to dazzle.Barcelona is already calling him the “prince of the dribble,” someone who can amaze fans with his “sublime skill and gutsy flair.” The club boasted Dembele as one of the “most promising young stars in European football,” a player who has a “golden future.” And it praised him as being “versatile, spectacular and efficient,” someone “almost impossible” to be stopped by the rival defenses. Uyloan says D-League stint with Cignal ‘rejuvenated’ his career It’s been a rapid rise for the lean forward since he was first spotted by a Rennes scout as an 8-year-old in the northern city of Evreux. The club monitored him closely and brought him to its youth academy by the time he was 13.Coaches were quickly impressed, and he was promoted to Rennes’ reserve team in the beginning of the 2014-15 season.“Everyone was talking to me about another player his age, but I only saw him,” said Armand Djire, the Rennes recruiter who got a first look at Dembele. “We brought the family to Rennes and took care of their professional and personal needs. We did everything possible so Ousmane could arrive at (main team) in the best possible conditions.”By the time he was 17, Dembele had already made his first-team debut in the French league, scoring his first goal as a professional in a match against Girondins only two weeks after his debut.In his two seasons as a professional in with the club from northern France, Dembele played 78 matches, scoring 22 goals and setting up 25 others.He became a top prospect for European clubs, and Borussia Dortmund signed him last year in a transfer worth 15 million euros (about $16.7 at the time). He scored six goals and set up 13 others in 32 Bundesliga games, turning into Barcelona’s top target the moment Neymar left for Paris Saint-Germain in a deal worth more than 220 million euros ($260 million).Neymar had arrived as a possible successor to Messi, and when he left, the club had to find someone else to take on that difficult desk.Dembele, who will wear Neymar’s former No. 11 jersey, became Barcelona’s most expensive transfer ever, costing 105 million euros ($124 million) plus possible add-ons that could increase the value up to 40 percent of the original fee. Rennes will be entitled to about 40 million euros ($47.2 million) of the amount paid to Dortmund, meaning he’s also the club’s biggest transfer all-time.“The market has been shooting up in the last few days. It seems that every club will be signing their most expensive player from now on. The prices have gone up a lot since Neymar’s buyout clause was paid,” Valverde said, adding that he hopes Dembele “will be prepared” to handle the pressure that comes with a move of this magnitude.Dembele, whose mother is from Mauritania and his father is from Mali, was making his professional debut only 21 months ago, and now all eyes will be on him every time he steps on the field. Lacson: SEA Games fund put in foundation like ‘Napoles case’ MOST READ Ethel Booba on hotel’s clarification that ‘kikiam’ is ‘chicken sausage’: ‘Kung di pa pansinin, baka isipin nila ok lang’ Celebrity chef Gary Rhodes dies at 59 with wife by his side Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. LATEST STORIES “He is a player who generates a lot of excitement and a lot of expectations,” Barcelona coach Ernesto Valverde said. “We expect a lot from him.”Dembele has already shown signs that he has the potential to shine and one day reach the same heights of someone like Neymar.He scored the winner when France defeated England 3-2 in a friendly back in June, in what was his seventh appearance with the French national team. One dazzling moment in that game gave fans a glimpse of Dembele’s talent. Early in the second half, he picked up a loose ball on defense and flicked it past England defender Kyle Walker — one of the quickest in the Premier League — and left him trailing on a pulsating 60-meter run toward the goal.Although slight in build, Dembele has huge upper-body strength, enabling him to ride heavy challenges and use his body to hold off opponents running alongside him. He is a constant threat with his assists, and can play well on both flanks of the field and through the middle.“You can’t tell if he’s right-footed or left-footed, he can strike with both feet,” Julien Stephan, Dembele’s coach in Rennes’ reserve team, said in an interview on the club’s website. “He’s a great competitor and he is not bothered by the pressure. He plays naturally whether it’s in front of 3,000, 30,000 or 100,000 people.”ADVERTISEMENT View commentslast_img read more

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Credit ratings agency Moodys has downgraded Virgi

first_imgCredit ratings agency Moody’s has downgraded Virgin Media two notches, citing the firm’s “weakened credit profile” following the completion of its takeover by Liberty Global.Moody’s downgraded Virgin from Ba1 to Ba3  – both are long-term ratings that are generally considered to be speculative and risky to investors.The firm said that Virgin’s weakened credit profile as well as the alignment of Virgin Media’s financial policy with the “more debt-tolerant stance” of Liberty Global, were the reasons for the downgrade.Moody’s added that Liberty Global remained under review from a ratings standpoint.last_img read more

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