FOLLOW US ON FACEBOOK Queensland’s biggest home sales of 2019 This seven-bedroom house at 51 Mandalay St, Fig Tree Pocket is for sale with offers over $2.35 million invited.FROM a vacant block of land and a few pieces of blank paper, Julie Donaghey and her family designed and built this palatial riverfront home in 2008.“We gave each of the children a piece of paper and said, okay, let’s design something to suit all of us,” Ms Donaghey said. MORE REAL ESTATE STORIES The house at 51 Mandalay St, Fig Tree Pocket.With her husband, Brett Shepherd, as the main builder, the house at 51 Mandalay St, Fig Tree Pocket took shape.A games room, theatre, a place to put computers so they weren’t in the bedrooms, and an adult area downstairs were top of the list. This was the room the kids wanted, a space to relax with games and the television, and a hub for all electronic devices.“Everyone took ownership on the build because everyone had their input,” Ms Donaghey said.As their five boys grew up, they moved into teenage retreats. The two pack kitchen has 900mm AEG appliances and dual dish drawers.McGrath Estate Agent Frazer Watson said the riverfront property had uninterrupted views along the river and with seven bedrooms, was one of the largest riverfront homes on the market.More from newsParks and wildlife the new lust-haves post coronavirus10 hours agoNoosa’s best beachfront penthouse is about to hit the market10 hours ago Brisbane River views from the house.“The upstairs parent retreat is really lovely, we really wanted a space where we could get away by ourselves and you can just shut the doors and that end of the house is great for down time,” Ms Donaghey said. The master bedroom.But with the children moving away from home, the property has been listed for sale and offers over $2.35 million are being invited. “What I will miss is probably the peace. I know wherever we go it’s not going to be as peaceful as it is here. There’s no through traffic.” Inside the tiny home trend
— Browns star wide receiver Odell Beckham has fully participated in the early stages of Cleveland’s training camp. This comes after he expressed reservations whether the NFL should forge ahead and have a season with the coronavirus still spreading. — The Falcons have signed former Cincinnati Bengals cornerback Darqueze Dennard. A first-round pick by the Bengals in 2014, Dennard has made 24 starts in 77 games. FOOTBALL-XFL-JOHNSONThe Rock acquires XFLUNDATED (AP) — Former wrestling star Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson said he has acquired the XFL. The 48-year-old actor made the announcement on Twitter. Reportedly the price is $15 million. The XFL had eight franchises and played five games out of a planned 10-game schedule before canceling the remainder of its season in March because of the COVID-19 pandemic. August 3, 2020 Update on the latest sports Associated Press UNDATED (AP) — The Carolina Hurricanes couldn’t beat the New York Rangers during the NHL regular season, but they find themselves up two-games-to-none in their best-of-5 qualifying series.Andrei Svechnikov recorded the first playoff hat trick in franchise history to lead the Hurricanes to a 4-1 verdict over the Blueshirts. The game was tied 1-1 until he and Jordan Martinook tallied 71 seconds apart early in the second period. Svechnikov got his third goal of the day on a sweet two-one-one breakaway with 5:58 remaining.Petr Mrazek (muh-RA’-zehk) stopped 23 shots for the Hurricanes, who can complete a sweep Tuesday in Toronto.In other NHL action:— Nikita Kucherov (KOO’-chah-rahv) scored the shootout winner in the Lightning’s 3-2 win against the Capitals in Eastern Conference round-robin play. Kucherov also scored in regulation, opening the scoring 12:53 into the first period. Andrei Vasilevskiy (va-sih-LEHV’-skee) stopped two of the three Capitals players he faced in the shootout after making 31 saves in regulation and overtime. Share This StoryFacebookTwitteremailPrintLinkedinRedditMLB-VIRUS OUTBREAK-CARDINALSMore Cardinals test positive, games against Tigers postponedUNDATED (AP) — Seven St. Louis Cardinals players and six staff members have tested positive for COVID-19, causing Major League Baseball to postpone the team’s four-game series at Detroit. The series was to have been played at Comerica Park from Tuesday through Thursday. Both the New York Jets and Giants previously announced they would play without fans this season. Most other teams are hoping to be able to have at least limited crowds.Elsewhere in the NFL:— Eagles coach Doug Pederson says he feels great and has no symptoms after testing positive for the coronavirus. Pederson is quarantining at home away from family members. He plans to run the team virtually while assistant head coach Duce Staley handles leadership duties during training camp. Pederson didn’t want to comment on how he contracted the virus but is comfortable with the safety measures at the team’s practice facility. — Broncos right tackle Ja’Wuan James has decided to skip the 2020 season over concerns about the coronavirus. James says he already has one family member who was infected by the virus and he doesn’t want to risk bringing the virus home to his wife and newborn son. — Panthers linebacker Christian Miller has informed the team he has opted out of the 2020 season. The 2019 fourth-round pick out of Alabama played in seven games last year. — Results of Covid-19 testing conducted Sunday show there were no new positive results for the Philadelphia Phillies. The team was traveling to New York to resume its schedule against the Yankees in a Monday night game. The Phillies have not played since July 26. Their opponent in that opening series, the Miami Marlins, had at least 18 players test positive for the coronavirus. — Brewers manager Craig Counsell says bench coach Pat Murphy has been released from the hospital after suffering a heart attack during a team workout Saturday. Milwaukee doesn’t plan to bring in an additional staff member while Murphy recovers. — Indians manager Terry Francona will not be with the club for its series opener in Cincinnati as he deals with a gastrointestinal issue. Francona was scheduled for an exam at the Cleveland Clinic to address his condition. Coach Sandy Alomar Jr. is running the team in Francona’s absence.— Cubs star Kris Bryant is back in the starting lineup against Kansas City after missing two games with a stomach ailment.NBA-SCHEDULE St. Louis has been in quarantine since Thursday in Milwaukee, where the Cardinals’ series last weekend was postponed, and the team is being tested daily. The Cardinals are the second team sidelined by the novel coronavirus since the season started July 23. The Miami Marlins are set to resume play Tuesday in Baltimore.In other MLB news:— Tonight’s game between the Yankees and visiting Phillies was postponed because of the approach of Tropical Storm Isaisas. The game has been rescheduled as part of a doubleheader Wednesday in Philadelphia, where the teams had been scheduled to play single games Wednesday and Thursday.— Marlins CEO Derek Jeter blames the team’s coronavirus outbreak on a collective false sense of security that made players lax about social distancing and wearing masks. Infected were 21 members of the team’s traveling party, including at least 18 players. Jeter says none is seriously ill, and he expects all to return this season. With more than half of the team sidelined, Jeter said the Marlins still can be competitive when their season resumes Tuesday at Baltimore. — Nikolaj Ehlers (NIH’-koh-ly EE’-lurz) scored a third-period power-play goal to give the Winnipeg Jets a 3-2 win over the Calgary Flames. Adam Lowry led the Jets with a goal and an assist as the Jets evened the NHL qualifying series at a game apiece. Vezina Trophy finalist Connor Hellebuyck (HEH’-leh-buhk) made 28 saves for the win.VIRUS OUTBREAK-NFL-RAIDERSNo fans for Raiders’ first season in Las VegasLAS VEGAS (AP) — The Raiders will play their first season in Las Vegas without any fans at their home games because of the COVID-19 pandemic. The team sent a letter to season ticket holders saying that after discussions with health care officials and local leaders, the decision was made not to allow fans. VanVleet scores career-best 36, Raptors top Heat 107-103LAKE BUENA VISTA, Fla. (AP) — The Toronto Raptors have opened their NBA restart schedule with back-to-back wins over division leaders.Fred Van Vleet poured in a career-high 36 points and the defending champions followed their win over the Los Angeles Lakers by downing the Miami Heat, 107-103. He finished 7 of 12 from 3-point range and was a perfect 13 of 13 from the line.Pascal Siakam (see-A’-kam) added 22 points and Kyle Lowry had 14 with eight rebounds for Atlantic Division leaders.Goran Dragic had 25 points for the Heat. Also around the NBA:— Michael Porter Jr. contributed a career-high 37 points and Nikola Jokic (nee-KOH’-lah YOH’-kihch) had a triple-double to help the Nuggets top the Thunder, 121-113 in overtime. Jokic had 30 points, 12 rebounds and 10 assists to help Denver strengthen its hold on third place in the Western Conference standings.— T.J. Warren followed his career-high 53-point performance by providing 34 in the Pacers’ 111-100 victory over the Wizards. Warren had 16 points in the third quarter to spark a 22-2 run after Washington had fought back into the game. NHL-SCHEDULECanes beat Blueshirts on Svechnikov’s trick
GREGORY DIXON/Herald photoErika Lawler may be the smallest person on the ice, but she often has the biggest impact.Listed generously at an even five feet, Lawler has consistently made her presence felt on the ice, despite her small stature. “If you watch us play, you will notice her,” head coach Mark Johnson said. “And that is a good thing.”Even though Lawler often plays against opponents who are more than a foot taller than her, she hardly notices the difference.”I never think about how much shorter I am than someone else,” Lawler said. “Although on a faceoff it can be kind of funny when I am lining up against someone a lot bigger than me and I am at their stick length. But usually, I really never think about it, and if I did think about it, it would probably just hurt me rather than help me.”Though she was never the tallest kid growing up, Lawler has been destined to play hockey from a young age.”I come from a family that plays a lot of hockey,” Lawler said. “My dad played hockey in college, and my aunt played hockey in college, so it is just a family thing I guess. My dad coached me when I was younger, and I have just loved playing hockey ever since I can remember.”The Badgers were lucky Lawler committed to Wisconsin. Originally from Fitchburg, Mass., Lawler never thought she would come to UW. However, she visited Madison by chance when she came to watch the Badgers play the Gophers and figured she should give Wisconsin a look.”Wisconsin was my fifth choice originally,” Lawler said. “When I came here I was like, ‘Wow. This place is amazing.’ Whether it is the coaching staff, the facilities or the campus, everything about this place had a great feel to it.”Ever since coming to UW, the junior has experienced plenty of success. During her freshman campaign, Lawler scored 32 points, sixth best on the team. The next season, she led all sophomores with 38 points. But perhaps best of all, her team won the NCAA Championship both years.Despite her success, Lawler is not concerned with her point totals.”I am not thinking about how many stats I am putting up,” Lawler said. “As long as I can look myself in the mirror after the game and know that I tried my hardest, I consider it a good game. I try not to let points scored define me as a player.””She always seems to be in attack mode,” Johnson said. “She is a very good skater. She likes to have the puck, and when she doesn’t have the puck, she will go and get it.”Equally important has been Lawler’s leadership on and off the ice. As a junior and one of the team’s more experienced players, Lawler has embraced the increased responsibility.”Erika is definitely a leader,” fellow linemate Meghan Duggan said. “Not only is she an upperclassman, but she is a really vocal person on the ice. She knows hockey probably better than anyone on this team. Often times before coach comes in the locker room, she will say ‘Guys, we really need to do this,’ and then Coach (Johnson) will come in and say the exact same thing.””If you look at our forwards, she has probably been our most consistent forward since the beginning of the year,” Johnson said. “She plays every game like it is her last one and she plays tenaciously. I think that rubs off on the other players and helps them learn.”Besides her play on the ice and her leadership off it, Lawler may have helped UW with a little recruiting of her own. Duggan, a sophomore and last year’s WCHA Rookie of the Year, went to the same boarding school as Lawler — Cushing Academy — and roomed with Lawler during high school.”Just because I am here, it does not mean that [Meghan] decided to come here,” Lawler said. “However, I would always talk to her about how much I loved it. So when she is talking to someone who keeps raving about their school, she might have thought that it was worth checking out.”Once you get here and see how amazing this place is, it is an easy decision.”
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According to Newman, president and business chair of the organization, planning for MIA began in May 2018. During a Design@USC lab program, they proposed their idea to their peers and professor Jay Clewis. “[He said] people don’t watch films because there are Hispanic people, black people or women in it,” Tran said. “He kind of just shut off and completely dismissed any kind of topic in regards to race or gender, and it made me very uncomfortable that it wasn’t even open to my perspective on it at all.” Tran tried to report the professor to the director of her program but was told nothing could be done. “I knew that creating this wasn’t really about me, I know that I’m going to [be] graduating soon, so I’m not going to be able to see what [MIA] will be like in two years or even a year,” Newman said. “[MIA] is not about what am I getting, its about what can I help provide for others. ” With the help of fellow graduate classmates Angela Newman and Deon Reid she decided to take matters into her own hands by forming the Multicultural Innovators Association, a student-run club within the Design@USC program. Tran said MIA aims to start conversations about microaggressions and the challenges students of color face at USC. Tran is the club’s vice president and technology chair. Newman, Tran and Reid created a document with thoughts and concerns about the disadvantages that they had faced as students of color and emailed it to Iovine and Young Academy Dean Erica Muhl. Design@USC is an 18-month program, and most members of MIA’s executive board are set to graduate in May, but Newman said the organization was formed with future students in mind. Graduate student Angela Newman helped the Multicultural Innovators Association within the mostly-online Design@USC program as a space for marginalized students to feel more comfortable. (Tucker Judkins/Daily Trojan) “It was an actual project assignment that we were getting graded on,” Newman said. “We had to do surveys, we had to do interviews. We had to make sure that [there was] sound evidence to prove that [MIA] was something that [students at Design@USC] need and wanted.” “Our [Design@USC] program is mostly online,” Tran said. “And to be experiencing unconscious bias and microaggression over a computer [in a classroom setting] was kind of crazy for [me and my friends] — that’s when we started meeting up to discuss what to do about it.” But by the end of the meeting, Newman said no official plan had been made, so they decided to start a club. They then met with Muhl, department heads and advisors to have a conversation about diversity and inclusion in the Academy. Design@USC, also known as the Masters in Integrated Design, Business and Technology, is a program in the Iovine and Young Academy. According to Iovine and Young’s faculty page, its faculty is composed primarily of white men. There are only two women and three people of color out of 20 instructors listed on the page. According to Tran, MIA launched in January as a diversity and inclusion initiative — one of the first in Iovine and Young. “I really appreciated that the dean did that,” Newman said. “[She] took the time to say ‘Hey, I was reading your email, let’s sit down and have a talk about this’ … she could have said nothing.” According to MIA’s website, the club’s purpose is to protect the educational rights and needs of Design@USC students of color. Meetings take place on the first Monday of every month on Zoom, a video conferencing app that is also used in the Academy’s online courses. Design@USC has students from around the world, including Chicago and Canada. According to Newman, MIA is meant to be inclusive of those students who do not have the opportunity to participate in events that take place on campus. “When you think of the idea of being with people online, it sounds a little bit isolating,” Valenzuela said. “You [think that if] you’re alone in a room and you’re far away from everyone, [you can’t] interact with anyone. In actuality, [MIA] does a really good job [of creating social connections] … It’s more comforting than it is isolating.” Katia Valenzuela, a graduate student in the Design@USC program and MIA’s graphic design chair, said the online aspect of the club allowed her to build relationships with her peers. “We started with texting and just conversations in class,” said Newman, a graduate student in the Design@USC program. “Then we started to meet up … and started brainstorming on the board and starting throwing up all the things that we’re bothered by, or things that we wanted to change, or things that we don’t have … as minority students.” When Design@USC student Tawny Tran decided to discuss Asian American representation in media for an online class assignment, the comment she got from her professor wasn’t one she expected.
Senior captain Joe De Pinto is tired of hearing about the USC baseball team’s struggles during his three seasons.“That’s always in the back of our minds, but the important thing is to forget about it,” De Pinto said. “It’s a new year.”Shouldering the load – USC will rely heavily on its power-hitting first baseman Ricky Oropesa, a preseason All-American, who finished with 20 home runs as a sophomore in 2010. | Daily TrojanWith a new year comes the opportunity to put the past to rest and start afresh, which is exactly what the Trojans will try to do in 2011.The 12-time national champions have gone five years without a winning season. Previously, USC had never managed more than three consecutive seasons without playing above .500.The mood, however, is different this year at Dedeaux Field, where the Trojans will open their season against Missouri tonight at 6 p.m.The placement of Frank Cruz as the interim head coach has breathed new life into what had become a stale program.“We’re really looking for energy on the field,” Cruz said. “The biggest difference you’ll see is the energy level that their playing with right now.”Cruz was a volunteer coach the past two seasons after being the head coach at Loyola Marymount for 12 seasons from 1997 to 2008. He replaces Chad Kreuter, who was 111-117 during his four seasons as head coach.“Coach Cruz has really focused on everybody being really accountable for things,” said preseason All-American junior first baseman Ricky Oropesa. “He’s really picky about doing the little things right.”Cruz said attention to detail and executing the small tasks are the Trojans’ keys to success.“It might be a corny phrase but we’re really trying to play the games one pitch at a time,” Cruz said. “I think we have improved our small ball execution, but you have to be with the new bats.”The new Batted Ball Coefficient of Restitution bats the NCAA has mandated are designed to cut down on the “pop” of aluminum bats, making them more like wood bats.Hitters and pitchers have seen a noticeable difference in the way the ball comes off the new bats.“Everyone is complaining about the pop,” Oropesa said. “All the pitchers love it. It’s going to be a pitcher dominant season all across the season.”For the Trojans, that puts the onus on a pair of juniors at the front of the weekend rotation.Andrew Triggs will again be USC’s Friday night starter. He earned All-Pac-10 honorable mention honors last season with a 3.95 ERA and 62 strikeouts in 70 2/3 innings despite compiling only a 2-7 record.Behind him will be newcomer Austin Wood, who spurned an offer from the Tampa Bay Rays after he was drafted out of St. Petersburg Community College in the fourth round of last year’s MLB draft.Wood is a prototypical power pitcher constantly in the 92-96 miles per hour range, according to Cruz. He spent the summer pitching in the Cape Cod Baseball League, where he was named an All-Star thanks to a 3-0 record and a 0.58 ERA.Senior Logan Odom will round out the rotation while junior Ben Mount and senior Chris Mezger will likely be Cruz’s top options as midweek starters.At the backend of the game, Cruz is hoping more defined roles will help the bullpen perform better this season. The closer’s role has been handed over to junior Chad Smith after he bounced back and forth between the rotation and bullpen last season.On the offensive side, the Trojans will lean heavily on Oropesa, who lead the team with a .353 batting average, 20 home runs and 67 RBI last season.“He is our power source,” Cruz said.But the left-handed slugger will need protection in the lineup. Cruz said he is hoping the combination of De Pinto and infielder Matt Foat and outfielder Alex Sherrod — both juniors — can do the job.“In the past, Joe [De Pinto] has batted first and second,” Cruz said, “But he is really one of our better hitters so we want to put him in position to drive in some more runs.”With De Pinto moving into the middle of the lineup, Cruz hopes his corner outfield trio of sophomore Alex Glenn, senior Matt Hart and junior Garrett Houts will be able to set the table batting in the top two spots of the lineup.James Roberts and Omar Cotto Lozada are two freshman that could make an immediate impact for the Trojans. Roberts will start the season as the starting shortstop, while Lozada could be used in a variety of ways late in the game, as one of the fastest players in college baseball.Unlike in years past, USC isn’t one of the Pac-10 favorites, picked ninth in the preseason poll.“I think we’re going to surprise some guys in the conference and the country. I expect a lot of things from these guys,” Oropesa said.USC is scheduled to play North Carolina tomorrow at 7 p.m. and Cal Poly San Luis Obispo Sunday at 3 p.m. as part of the round-robin USC Tournament that will begin today at 10 a.m.
Ollie Jung | Daily TrojanWelcome, friends. It’s the best time of the year.That might sound like a strange thing to say to sports fans when we just finished watching March Madness and the Masters Tournament and are still two weeks away from the NFL Draft. But it’s true: The Stanley Cup Playoffs kicked off on Wednesday, meaning one of the greatest, purest spectacles in the sporting world is now underway.It’s hard to describe the breakneck pace of playoff hockey — it’s really something you have to witness yourself to fully appreciate. The quest for Lord Stanley’s Cup shifts the sport to a new gear, transforming it into a completely different game for the next two months.The changes are universal, affecting teams, fans and broadcasters alike. I’ll never forget the unintentional hilarity of commentator Doc Emrick’s constantly cracking voice during triple overtime in Game 1 of the 2013 Finals. And despite Nashville’s loss to Pittsburgh last year, the Predators’ crowd was spellbinding: A choir of nearly 20,000 fans sang in unison at Penguins goalie Matt Murray whenever he conceded a goal, alternating between chants of “Murray! Muuuuuurray! YOU SUCK!” and “IT’S ALL YOUR FAULT! IT’S ALL YOUR FAULT!”The best part? The atmosphere rubs off on the players. Unlike during the regular season, both teams pursue almost every chipped puck into the offensive zone, and each shot is released with purpose. The hits have an added edge, too. There’s nothing more fun than a playoff line brawl, when tempers boil over and the game devolves into a five-on-five round of fisticuffs.Fortunately for viewers, this additional speed and intensity also increases the potential for upsets. Los Angeles Kings fans know this better than anyone: Their team lifted the Cup in 2012 as the bottom overall seed in its conference and again in 2014 with the third-worst record out of qualifying teams from the West. Pittsburgh’s back-to-back titles have bucked this trend for the past two seasons, but this year’s championship race appears as open as any in recent memory.The Kings hope that proves to be true after sneaking into the playoffs as a wild card. At the same time, however, they are looking to avoid getting bulldozed by arguably the biggest Cinderella story in sports — the Vegas Golden Knights.It may sound like a questionable take after Loyola Chicago just captivated the nation with its journey to the Final Four. But the Knights, who are playing their inaugural season in the NHL, are on an even unlikelier run. Consider this: The Ramblers were the fourth No. 11 seed in NCAA history to reach the national semifinals (the first since VCU in 2011). Vegas, on the other hand, is the first expansion team in the history of professional sports to win its division in its maiden campaign.In fact, no other team has even debuted with a winning season, let alone the Knights’ sparkling 51-24-7 mark, which was third-best in the Western Conference. Vegas had the sixth overall pick in the entry draft, but hockey prospects rarely make an immediate impact (the franchise’s first-round selection, Cody Glass, is still playing juniors), meaning the roster had to be assembled from NHL benchwarmers during June’s expansion draft. Yet somehow, the Knights enter their first-ever playoff series as the higher seed.They certainly looked to be the favorite when the Kings visited the T-Mobile Arena to open the series on Wednesday. Going toe-to-toe against a host of former Stanley Cup champions — including 2012 Conn Smythe Trophy winner Jonathan Quick between the pipes — the Knights stood tall to battle to a 1-0 victory.They leaned on the postseason experience of their own in winger James Neal and goalie Marc-Andre Fleury (who were on opposing ends during last year’s Finals), but 22-year-old Shea Theodore provided the game winner, firing a wrist shot that deflected past Quick for the first postseason goal in the Knights’ history. The roof nearly blew off the arena, and it was clear Vegas would be a difficult rink to steal a win at during the playoffs — which L.A. will have to do in order to advance.But as usual, the Kings have the squad to pull it off and make a run. The roster’s core is made up of two-time Cup winners, and budding stars Adrian Kempe and Tyler Toffoli will be eager to make an impact in their first taste of postseason action. Despite the loss in Game 1, Quick looked sharp, turning away 27 of 28 shots. That bodes well after he struggled in the regular season finale, especially given his postseason track record. The truest cliche in hockey is that you need a hot goaltender to win the Stanley Cup, and if Quick is on his game, there are few stoppers better than him on the planet.This series is a paradox of sorts. After two unlikely championship runs, the Kings suddenly find themselves looking to bring a premature end to a different underdog story — except technically, they are the underdogs. But given L.A.’s wealth of playoff experience, you’d have to pick it over Vegas, even after the opening game.Then again, that’s the narrative the Knights have been bucking all season. They are a Cinderella story in the truest sense: Not only are they crashing a party they have no right to attend, but they also look the part in every way. The clock won’t strike midnight on its own. The Kings — or whichever teams come after them — will have to call time.Ollie Jung is a senior majoring in print and digital journalism. His column, “Jung Money,” runs Fridays.
Oshae Brissett earned Atlantic Coast Conference Rookie of the Week honors after a strong two games for Syracuse (18-9, 7-7 Atlantic Coast) this past week. Brissett shared the honor with Virginia’s De’Andre Hunter.The 6-foot-8 freshman starred last Wednesday for the Orange in a losing effort. While the Orange fell to North Carolina State, 74-70, Brissett torched the Wolfpack for a game-high 25 points. That came with a season-best-tying 4-for-7 from beyond the arc and a season-best-tying three steals.On Saturday in Coral Gables, Florida, Brissett helped SU bounce back on the road. Syracuse defeated Miami, 62-55, as the forward tallied the 10th double-double of his SU career. His final statline included 16 points, 12 rebounds and two more made 3s.Overall, Brissett shot 6-for-13 from 3-point land in two games last week, an improvement from the beginning of the season that has diversified his offensive profile.Hunter, the Cavaliers redshirt freshman, put up 22 points in UVA’s defeat of Miami last Tuesday.AdvertisementThis is placeholder textSyracuse is back in action Wednesday night in the Carrier Dome against No. 10 North Carolina. Comments Published on February 19, 2018 at 5:01 pm Contact Billy: email@example.com | @Wheyen3 Facebook Twitter Google+
Certain uncertainty involves the future of Alberto Jiménez. The central contract ends on June 30 and nothing knows the protagonist himself of what will happen. “Time will tell where I will be”said the one from Fuerteventura in the press room. Yes, He already had a first meeting with Juan Carlos Cordero, the new sports director.“We sat down and explained my situation. I don’t get into those things, that’s for me representative. I have to be focused for Saturday and finish my best “, added the footballer, with a very good present. “I can’t say anything, you have to see everything, put it on a scale and see where it decants. With Cordero I only talked about how I was and little else, for the rest there are the representatives “he insisted. The defense was asked if he felt valued in the entity and by the fans. “People talk and always want the team to be fine. We can all have downturns, even personal ones like me because of what happened with my brother. I will not say anything to people, it is free to comment and I am calm. Within the club I have found myself comfortable many times, others not so much, but like everyone else in our work “he explained.Focusing on sports, Alberto knows that on Saturday comes an Elche who is in a very good moment of form. “We are working well, with strong training and with enthusiasm to make good point of the other day before a team of the high zone and that makes good soccer “, analyzed.In front, there will be a myth like Nino, much loved on the Island too. “Here is a legend and it will be a nice match for him and the fans. He is in a good moment, we must not let him score and keep them for another occasion. I saw it before Lugo and it’s very good. Our defense will have to do everything possible so that it does not have the day, “he said.
Before the second meeting, Maradona hesitated to the press with a possible exit (he made a joke with the sponsor of the club Mars and ‘Marseille’) while Tapie harassed Ferlaino by phone to sell him to Maradona. “It drives me crazy. I called the Italian Federation to call UEFA, and the French Federation to calm Tapie down.” stated publicly the president of Naples. The second meeting was in Milan. Marseille went with everything. Maradona asked them the same salary as in Naples and Hidalgo promised that Tapie would give him double (€ 600,000 a month) and all his whims he asked for: a villa in an exclusive area, a garage for all his cars and even private security. Maradona looked strong and hesitated. “He threw the keys to the car at me and said” Will you come to get my Ferraris? “Tapie and I would have crawled on all fours if he had asked us to,” said Hidalgo in L’Equipe.With Maradona everything was fine but Ferlaino ended the story. “Maradona will stay in Naples as long as I want him to stay in Naples,” he said in this French newspaper, and Maradona never changed the ‘azzurro’ for the white and blue of the French team.Success for bothThe paths of Maradona and OM did not cross but both were successful. Diego won his second Scudetto with Napoli in 89/90 and Marseille became European champion in 93, before being relegated to the Second Division for arranging the pre-final match with Valenciennes so that they would not injure any player before the final. In 91, Maradona left Naples and in 95, Tapie left the OM, just when Diego returned to Boca. Diego Armando Maradona was able to leave Naples before 1991. In the late spring of 1989, Agent Michel Basilevich called the office of the recently deceased Michel Hidalgo, then sports director of Olympique de Marseille, to offer to sign 10. Hidalgo did not believe it, but the intermediary insisted and called Bernard Tapie, then owner of the Marseille, to tell him about it. Maradona, they assure, wanted to meet him.Tapie, a controversial character in France who has been a singer, actor, businessman, owner of Marseille and even a deputy and MEP associated with the left, was not encouraged. Basilevich bit him by calling L’Equipe to tell the whole story that this newspaper collects these days in chronological order.After a cover of this newspaper assuring that Maradona could land in Marseille, everything started. The first fear they had in Marseille, a city with a reputation for being dangerous, was the Neapolitan mafia. The good relationship between Maradona and Carmine Giuliano, a member of the Camorra, was known and that someone wanted to take Diego, who generated uncontrolled love between the Partenopeos, they believed that it could cause a rather difficult situation for them. Thus, confirmed his personal safety by an Italian contact that was never revealed, Hidalgo went to Italy with a premise: offer him whatever it was to Maradona.Negotiate with DiegoHidalgo arrived at Diego’s house ready to meet but on the 10th, according to L’Equipe, he had other chores and had the sports director waiting for hours while taking a photo session with his newborn daughter to sell it for solidarity purposes. “He came with us for about five minutes and left for an hour,” they say. When the session ended, they sat down to negotiate and Maradona was only interested in one thing: living well. “House, sea and pool, eh, Mr. Hidalgo?”, They assure that he answered. Maradona asked for player references and said he did not know any. Nor did he care. Naples loved him but he felt shut up. After the Camorra, the second fear of the people of Marseilles was Ferlaino, president of Nápoles and “owner of Maradona”. Diego assured that he would convince him to leave.