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first_imgWorld Cup contenders Germany came from a goal behind to draw 2-2 with hard-working Cameroon yesterday in their penultimate game before this month’s tournament in Brazil.The Germans, who play Armenia on June 6 in their final warm-up, looked still some way off top form as they seek to end an 18-year title drought, missing several key players including captain Philipp Lahm and first-choice keeper Manuel Neuer.Loew’s side almost got off to a perfect start when Mesut Ozil, completely unmarked in front of goal, somehow managed to shoot wide seconds after the kick-off.The Germans came close again as attacking midfielder Mario Goetze, playing as a lone striker, sent in a low drive which was turned on to the post by Cameroon keeper Charles Itandje.A series of tough tackles from the Africans threw the hosts off balance and gave the visitors the initiative. German keeper Roman Weidenfeller was called into action late in the first half, making a superb save in the 39th minute when Samuel Eto’o sent Ben Moukandjo clear.Cameroon stunned the Germans in the 62nd minute when Eto’o’s shot was saved by Weidenfeller but the forward was in the right place to tap in a subsequent cross. Their joy was short-lived, however, with Thomas Mueller charging into the box to head in a Jerome Boateng cross four minutes later and Andre Schuerrle tapping in a Lukas Podolski pass.But Cameroon refused to lie down and Eric-Maxim Choupo-Moting drilling an left-foot shot past Weidenfeller in the 78th minute.Other results:”ˆSweden vs Belgium 0-2; USA”ˆvs Turkey 2-1;”ˆFrance vs”ˆParaguay 1-1.last_img read more

first_imgFC Zeljeznicar defeated Hungarian Ferencvaros yesterday at the stadium Kosevo, in a re-match of the second qualifying round of the European League with the result of 2:0.Zoran Kokot scored a goal for the celebration of Blues in the 23rd minute of the match, and Ognjen Djelmic scored for 2:0 in the very end of the match.In the next qualifying round of the European League, Zeljo is awaited by Standard de Liege from Belgium.Zeljeznicar played one more tactically perfect match in which, to be honest, Hungarians as well had several opportunities for scoring.Beginning of the match passed in a slight domination of Ferencvaros, which made two opportunities for a goal during the first 15 minutes of the match. In the 9th minute of the match, Hajnal was in a favorable position whose attempt was stopped by the defense of Zeljeznicar.It was the 23rd minute when Zoran Kokot scored for a delirium at the stadium Kosevo. Previously, Hadziahmetovic sent a perfect pass for Kokot, who escaped from his guardian, and scored for a great celebration of fans of Zeljeznicar.Ognjen Djelmic scored for the final result of 2:0 in the injury time, so the great celebration at Kosevo, but also streets of our capital city, could started. Now, the two matches against Belgian Standard from Liege is waiting for Zeljo.(Source: klix.ba/ Photo: slobodna-bosna.ba)last_img read more

first_imgKing also asked Rivera about the recent Washington Post report in which 15 female employess accuse former members of the organization of sexual harassment and verbal use under owner Daniel Snyder. Rivera is confident there will be a culture change, both on and off the field.”When these things came to light, we really had to look at ourselves and dive into it,” Rivera said. “Mr. Snyder has continued to do that.”It’s been a whirlwind month for the Washington Football Team. For the team to become far removed from anything “Redskins,” it will take plenty of time. “Truly, this is going to be a 16-to-18 month process to do it the right way.”MORE: Five options for Washington’s new NFL nameRivera confirmed that the Washington Football Team will continue to sport burgundy and gold as the team’s primary colors, for now and in the future. The organization simply wants to choose a new name wisely, someting it can proudly take into “the next 100 years.” Ron Rivera may be head-coaching an NFL team without a nickname into the 2021 season. In an interview with “CBS This Morning’s” Gayle King on Friday, Rivera said that the rebranding of the Washington Football Team will take longer than expected.”We’re not close to a decision,” Rivera told King.”The biggest thing we’ve learned is that this thing is going to take steps. This can’t happen automatically. We’re going to have to go through the process. We’re going to need to do a thorough background check on everything and it’s going to be a little harder than we anticipated.last_img read more

first_imgShare Facebook Twitter Google + LinkedIn Pinterest By Matt Hutcheson, CCA, Product Manager, Seed Consultants, Inc. Typically, this is the time of year when soybeans may begin to show symptoms of Soybean Cyst Nematode (SCN) damage. SCN is a parasitic roundworm that feeds on the soybean root system. The cyst stage of the nematode’s life cycle is when the female nematode is filled with eggs. Cysts are visible throughout the summer on soybean roots and will appear as small, white, and lemon-shaped. After the female matures, these cysts are hard to see. When trying to identify SCN presence on soybean roots, it is important not to confuse cysts with Rhizobium nodules (where N fixation takes place). How can you determine if SCN is causing damage and yield loss to your soybeans? Injury symptoms include yellowing and stunting of plants. These symptoms may appear in patches of a field. These patches may grow from year to year; especially in the direction a field is tilled. Symptoms may become worse when plants are under other stresses in addition to SCN injury and can be confused with other issues, such as nutrient deficiencies. Soil in fields where SCN damage is suspected should be sampled and sent to a lab for analysis. The population level of SCN will determine the specific practices required to manage the problem.Depending on the population level and the amount of damage being done, growers will have a few management options to consider. Planting soybean varieties with resistance to SCN is critical in fields where the parasite is present. Rotation away from soybeans to a non-host crop (such as corn) can also lessen the amount of SCN injury. In high population fields growers should rotate to a non-host crop for multiple years. It is also important to effectively control weeds, some of which can be SCN hosts as well. The list adapted from OSU Extension Fact Sheet AC-39-10 lists other host plants of SCN.From Table 3, Other Hosts of SCN:•Alsike clover •Hemp sesbania •Bird’s-foot trefoil •Common and mouseear chickweed •Green beans •Dry beans •Common mullein •Common and hairy vetch •Henbit •Cowpea •Milk and wood vetch •Crimson clover •Pokeweed •Crown vetch •Common purslane •Lespedezas •Spotted geranium •Pea •Wild mustard •White and yellow lupine •Purple deadnettle •Sweet clover •Field pennycress •Shepherd’s-purselast_img read more

first_imgInvesting in sustainable buildings pays off in the form of higher rental rates, higher occupancy levels, and more interest among tenants in renewing their leases, according to a long-term study by Bentall Kennedy, a real estate investment advisory firm.The 10-year study looked at information gathered from occupants of nearly 300 office buildings representing 58 million square feet of commercial space in the U.S. and Canada.The company said that it used both tangible and intangible measures to study the impact of green certification. Tangible measures included rent and occupancy. The list of intangibles included the cost of rent concessions, lease renewal rates, and tenant satisfaction scores, according to a summary written by Bentall Kennedy sustainability vice president James Gray-Donald and published in Commercial Property Executive.Gray-Donald said that a number of studies published in the last five years found a “remarkably consistent” link between green building certification and financial performance, but property owners and managers remained skeptical.“A new study was designed to address this skepticism,” Gray-Donald wrote. “The recently published findings validate two key points. Firstly, making buildings more sustainable is a wise investment (it pays). Secondly, tenants care about certification (the badge matters).” LEED Posts Top 10 ListAre LEED-Certified Buildings Energy-Efficient?Pitting LEED Against Hopes and ExpectationsJudge Dismisses Gifford’s USGBC LawsuitLEED Gets Tougher Energy Requirements Adding more data to previous studiesPast studies produced plenty of evidence that green certification led to higher rent and occupancy levels, but skeptics complained that results were skewed because green buildings were better managed and in better condition because they were newer. Earlier studies didn’t look closely at the intangibles because “consistent datasets for those metrics are hard to come by,” Gray-Donald wrote.But Bentall Kennedy had more than a decade’s worth of data on energy and financial performance in buildings occupied by its clients and shared it with Devine and Kok. The study covered 24 million square feet of commercial space in Canada and another 34 million square feet in the U.S.In the U.S., LEED-certified properties could command a rent premium of 3.7% and had 4% higher occupancy rates when compared with similar properties that were not certified. Rents in Energy Star certified buildings averaged 2.7% higher, with a 9.5% higher occupancy rates.In Canada, results were even more positive: rents 10.2% higher and occupancy 8.5% higher in LEED-certified buildings. Buildings certified under LEED and a BOMA BEST, a certification program offered by the Building Owners and Managers Association of Canada, had occupancy rates 18.7% higher than non-certified buildings. Tenant satisfaction scores and renewal rates for those buildings were 7% and 5.6% higher respectively.“The findings and their application are powerful as they point directly to overall improved valuations for certified office assets relative to their non-certified competitors,” Gray-Donald said.Combining U.S. and Canadian results, he continued, a LEED and BOMA BEST level 3 certification would give office space 3.7% higher rental rates, 4% higher occupancy levels, and 5.6% higher tenant renewal probability.“Credible data is extremely important to real estate investors and their advisors,” he said. “Decisions to buy, sell or commit capital to assets have to be based on solid numbers that show return. We can all agree that resource efficiency and sustainability are worthy goals. However, the findings of this study validate the financial case for prioritizing strategies that lead to green building certifications.”Energy consumption in LEED-certified buildings has been a contentious issue in the past, but in this study LEED-certified properties in the U.S. showed 14% less energy consumption per square foot than non-certified buildings.In Canadian buildings, the study found certified buildings used more energy than non-certified buildings.“One explanation may be that newer buildings use and house more energy-centric technology,” the report says. “Also, higher people density in certified buildings may explain this finding.” Incremental costs of certification not crystal clearIn a telephone interview, Gray-Donald said that the authors of the report had made an attempt to find out how much certification added to construction costs.“The study was retrospective, so we tried to look at all the data we could find that was consistent and could be broken down month to month, and we did try to find the construction costs,” he said, “but it became very complicated to figure out what was truly incremental.”In the end, they estimated the added costs typically ranged from zero to 4% or 5%, although it could be somewhat higher in cases where building owners tried to hit LEED Platinum standards and the market wasn’t well developed.“Typically, in mature markets where you make a decision fairly early to pursue LEED, or in an existing building that has been fairly well maintained, the incremental cost is minimal,” he said.Finally, the level of LEED certification (certified, silver, gold, or platinum) didn’t seem to change the results in any significant way. In other words, tenants seemed just as happy and rents were just as high no matter what the level of LEED certification might be. With the BOMA BEST standard, however, Gray-Donald said higher levels of certification seemed to nudge results upward.center_img The full text of the report, written by Avis Devine of the University of Guelph in Canada and Nils Kok of Maastricht University in the Netherlands, is also available online. RELATED ARTICLES last_img read more

first_imgHome to many young, promising designers, Hyderabad is fast making its mark on the fashion map. Classic saris rub shoulders with opulent Indo-Western wear even as young designers are going green with recycled materials or luring the modern fashionista with experimental and creative innovations. Join us for a tete-a-tete with,Home to many young, promising designers, Hyderabad is fast making its mark on the fashion map. Classic saris rub shoulders with opulent Indo-Western wear even as young designers are going green with recycled materials or luring the modern fashionista with experimental and creative innovations. Join us for a tete-a-tete with some of the city’s coolest, most innovative designers.Uber chic: Sagar TenaliHe launched his label, Sagar Tenali in 2006 and since then, has been on a roll. A NIFT graduate, he worked with the brand XLNC in Hyderabad, designing men’s clothing before he started his own studio in 2008.With his creations displayed in most leading studios throughout India, he’s carved a niche in the genre of western wear, club wear, resort wear and wedding trousseau. ‘Confident subtlety’ is his mantra and his latest collection titled Oh Bahamas reflects that rather stylishly. Essentially resort wear with a lot of linen jackets, chinos, ponchos and kaftans thrown in, he’s experimented with the embellishing and has used European style stones, crystals and other such adornments. “Expect to see a lot of silver, and black this season is blended with other shades,” he says. Other hot colours this season are slated to be dark emerald green, olive greens, brick red, shades of yellow, and blues like ultramarine and midnight. Layers are back. Like a kurta emerging out of a sherwani, paired with churidars.Style tip: Men can do away with the stoles and dupattas and go in for the pagdi or turban while sporting ethnic wear.advertisementUrbane hues: Asmita MarwaAsmita Marwa’s creations fuse the traditional with the contemporary, producing a chic urbane sensibility. An extensive traveller, Asmita draws inspiration from anything ranging from exotic spice markets to things lying on her desk in her studio. In 2008, she was featured among ‘Nine Designers to Look Out For’ by Vogue and now she’s already got a number of fashion weeks to her credit. Though having received no formal training in fashion, Asmita, a Psychology graduate was always interested in clothing design and has learnt designing through observation and experimenting besides her numerous travels abroad. Besides clothes, she also designs spaces and furniture as a hobby. Her label Asmita Marwa was launched in 2003 and for a few years following that, she retailed from a few stores.Her big break came in 2008 when she showcased her kalamkari collection at Lakme India Fashion Week, Mumbai. “One of the most fascinating aspects of contemporary fashion is the liberty of expressing yourself the way you like without any rigid set of style mantras,” says Asmita. Her latest collection, titled La Vi En Rose, showcased at the Blender’s Pride Fashion Tour this month is all about viewing life through rose tinted glasses even though everything around is affected by corruption, recession, violence and negativity. Her inspiration for this collection came from Woodstock and the times of the 60s and 70s that she keeps going back to.Her designs reflect a hippie chic look with a kaleidoscope of colours and prints. There are two distinct looks for this season-a boyish androgynous look and a more feminine bohemian kind of look,” she says. “Solid colours are the ‘in’ thing with a focus on deep tone shades of primary colours-burnt red, indigo, dirty mustard or military green. The last season’s obsession with purple is certainly over. The silhouettes are more structured and no-fuss. In India, a draped look still works. This translates into kaftan dresses and stuff like that.”Style tip: For evening wear, go in for a crisp white asymmetrical shirt with a pair of black leggings or pyjama pants or even palazzo trousers.Natural pizzazz: Sashikant NaiduEngineering didn’t quite agree with his more creative inclinations and Sashikant Naidu decided to follow his calling when he took up a diploma in designing at NIFT and debuted on the fashion week circuit at Lakme India Fashion Week, 2010. Listed among the top 50 upcoming designers of India in the Femina Book of Fashion 2003, he launched his label, Sashikant Naidu in the same year, but not before facing his fair share of struggles. He still thinks of himself as a struggling designer since he isn’t a cut throat businessman and can’t be one. “I like doing things my way and it’s been good so far-step by step with no overnight breakthroughs.” He started out really small in his father’s garage and not only had to work hard, but also face jibes like ‘After all you’re just a tailor!’ Inspired by Indian culture, heritage, tribes, and colours, Sashikant’s designs are subtle and classy. This season too he continues to work with ikat and kalamkari in silks apart from khadi that keep you cool in summer and warm in winter. When it comes to trends he says, “Burnt oranges, reds, deep purple, dull gold, royal blue, deep teal, primrose yellow are hot on the ramp and peach is the new neutral this season.” According to him, prints and colour blocks with structured cuts, carrying just a hint of sparkle and layering sums up the current look.Style tip: Aclassy shirt dress will always work since you can dress it down for work and up for the evening.advertisementClassy appeal: Archana RaoShe’s among the youngest of the lot and among the most promising too, going by the impressive looks in her look book. Archana Rao made a stunning debut on the fashion circuit this year, launching her label Frou Frou-a name inspired by the rustling sound of fabric-at the Gen-Next show, Lakme Fashion week, March 2012. After a bachelors degree at NIFT, Archana attended Parsons school of Design, New York and was selected to showcase her graduation collection at the prestigious Parsons Line Debut 2009 at Lord and Taylor, New York. That was followed by an internship at Kaufman Franco, New York, and after getting back to India, she started working as a menswear designer. The look for her latest collection Prologue is very androgynous. Classic masculine designs have been tweaked with a romantic, feminine twist. The structured, uniformed style of menswear has been made fluid with the use of oversized garments. “Inspired by the basic principles of line and form, silhouettes this season will be streamlined,” says Archana. Structured clothing with bold fabrics and simplistic style details are the forecast for the season.Style tip: Women should experiment with detachable collars, embellished neck pieces, oversized cuffs and metal belts.Ethnic elan: Ganesh NallariGanesh Nallari’s passion for fashion may have been a late discovery, but is certainly enriched with all that he’s done before, in line with his design philosophy of varied styles and inspirations coming together eclectically. Since art is known to show up in unexpected and often unpredictable ways, the painter, trained Bharatanatyam and Kuchipudi dancer, theatre actor, and once even a qualified dentist eventually took to dressing up the fashion conscious in the city. After having studied at Domus Academy, Milan and NIFT, he launched his label, Ganesh Nallari in 2007 that specialises in wedding trousseau for women and men. Over the last few years, he’s designed clothes for weddings, styled for several Telugu movie projects and dance productions and also finds his creative expression in theatre. “My brand celebrates the luxury of clothing, originating from the classic Indian art forms,” he explains. Ganesh finds Indian ethnic wear dominating this season in India. Apart from saris and anarkalis, which have been safe bets all through, the half-sari is becoming popular for its mix of fusion elements and diversity in style, allowing women of all ages to adapt to the new interpretation of this traditional attire with easy grace. Traditional fabrics like chanderi, kota tissues, kanchivaram and shaded Benaras georgettes are evergreen and the year 2012 celebrates color in contrasts, with warm hues like golden yellow, cadmium orange, Indian red, bright hyacinth, hot pink, light fuchsia, sea blue-green and royal ink blue dominating.Style tip: Pick the style and colour of your outfit based on your body type. Ink blue, for instance, can make you look slimmer. Larger prints on a bigger body type should be avoided. Shaded colours tend to give you a leaner look.advertisementEarthy femininity: Ishita SinghChic, elegant and comfortable-the words that best describe Ishita Singh’s sense of design. It’s the mantra she follows when dressing film stars and style divas. A NIFT graduate, Ishita has already been around for a decade in the fashion industry and her label, Anhad is all about the use of lots of colour, loads of Indian sensibility, style and simplicity. Ishita has also been designing extensively for films and her designs for actor Genelia D’Souza Deshmukh got her quite a lot of recognition. A socially conscious youngster, she happens to be the first designer in south India to have single handedly organised a fashion show to promote breast cancer awareness in Hyderabad in 2008. Talking about the trends this season she says, “A lot of bubblegum colours like pinks and oranges along with neutrals like dull grays will be in. More fitted silhouettes and sleek cuts will also be seen this season.”Style tip: Let accessories be minimal. A pair of big earrings should be good enough. Or a set of bangles in gold or silver are equally good.Clean cuts: Shravan KumarShravan’s self confessed “ramp to road” creations are a hit with wedding households and high society wardrobes alike. A NIFT graduate, he has been in the fashion industry for about 18 years now with his first breakthrough show being Design 04 at Pragati Maidan, Delhi in 2004. His re-diffusion couture with a definite love for traditional fabrics like kalamkari and namikari has earned him clients all over India and several shows; the latest being the Punjab and Kochi International Fashion Weeks. His collection showcased at the recently concluded Kochi Fashion Week has been inspired by the female matriarchal system in Kerala. While he works closely with weavers, he’s also associated with two NGOs-Passionate Foundation that works towards better education and Impact, which is associated with the treatment of cancer among children. Talking about this season, he says, “There seems to be a colour confusion of sorts, with shades from last season lingering on. So there’s a little bit of everything happening. The look, however, is a clean one with straight lines. Asymmetry is surely out. Frills and flounces are back and so are sheers, laces and net. For the future, the focus is quite certainly shifting rapidly to health fashion.”Style tip: If you’re wearing earrings, do away with the neckpiece; if it’s a statement clutch, go easy on the wrist-allow the focus to be on one eye-catching accessory.The saree soiree: Gaurang ShahHis designs are all about celebrating India and the sari. Perhaps that’s why actor Kiron Kher walked the ramp for Gaurang Shah at the Mumbai Fashion Week Winter Fest by Lakme in August this year. It was a rich collection which won him the Best Indian Designer Award for his kanjeevarams, kalamkari and zardozi saris in festive reds, yellows, pinks and oranges. At the July 2012 Berlin Fashion Week at Lavera Showfloor -Eco Designs Platform, he used a lot of whites and off-whites with splashes of colour. “I cannot work without colour. It’s how we Indians are and it’s who I am.” With no formal education in fashion or textile design, Gaurang learnt pretty much on the job, growing up among saris since his father had been running a textile business for years. Gaurang Shah was raised in Hyderabad and although his roots are in Gujarat, he draws immensely from the aesthetics of the south. Floral motifs are his all time favourite. Another signature motif is the peacock that he uses often in his creations. He believes in first understanding a weaving technique and then coming up with a design accordingly. The result-a healthy dose of texturing that his saris are enriched with. Expect to find unusual creations like a khadi Andhra sari with a pure silk border.Style tip: Choose simple, no-fuss blouses to go with your saris since the focus should remain on the sari, rather than shift to the blouse.last_img read more

first_imgView comments Buddy Hield had a career-best 37 points, including 7-of-14 shooting from 3-point range, and De’Aaron Fox added 28 points and 12 assists for the Kings, who have given up 130 or more points in four of their last five games.“It’s not exciting for me, watching guys just tee it up and go right down the lane over and over and over,” coach Dave Joerger said. “We’ve got to get better individually guarding the basketball, and we’ve got to get a little bit more active in our help.”Fox said the Thunder turned things around after two losses to the Kings by using their height advantage.“We see teams trying to crash (the boards) a lot more than they did earlier in the season because they were worried about us running,” Fox said. “We just have to stop giving up offensive rebounds and second-chance points.”It was a matchup of short-handed teams. The Kings were missing Iman Shumpert, Marvin Bagley III and Bogdan Bogdanovic because of injuries, while Oklahoma City guards Raymond Felton and Dennis Schroder were serving one-game suspensions for leaving the bench area during a scuffle with the Chicago Bulls on Monday.ADVERTISEMENT Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. George had 19 points, Westbrook scored 17 and Adams added 14 in the first half, and the Thunder held a 71-52 lead at the break. Oklahoma City maintained a double-digit advantage for most of the third quarter, though the Kings pulled within nine entering the fourth quarter.The Thunder opened the final period with a 9-0 run — with all the points coming from George — and had a comfortable lead the rest of the way.“We were getting some really good stops, so we didn’t have to do anything tricky,” Adams said. “We were just more disciplined than they were and they missed a lot of shots.”TIP-INSThunder: Westbrook also had six steals. … Adams had a double-double by halftime with 14 points and 15 rebounds. … OKC missed seven of its first 14 free throws, including five straight misses in less than two minutes of the second quarter by Westbrook. … The Thunder broke a three-game road losing streak. … Jerami Grant had 22 points.Kings: Had won their two previous games this season against the Thunder, by 131-120 in Oklahoma City on Oct. 21 and 117-113 in Sacramento on Nov. 19. The teams meet for the final time this regular season Feb. 23 at Oklahoma City.AILING KINGSShumpert (bruised right hip) and Bogdanovic (sore right foot) were both listed as day-to-day, while Bagley (bruised left knee) is expected to miss about another week.REBOUNDING PROBLEMSThe Thunder’s 66 rebounds were the most by a Kings opponent in regulation since the Portland Trail Blazers also had 66 in a 1993 game. Private companies step in to help SEA Games hosting SEA Games: Biñan football stadium stands out in preparedness, completion PH underwater hockey team aims to make waves in SEA Games PLAY LIST 02:42PH 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 Games02:11Trump awards medals to Jon Voight, Alison Krauss UP NEXTThunder: At Utah on Saturday. Oklahoma City has won four straight against the Jazz.Kings: Play the second game of a three-game homestand when they host Memphis on Friday. Joerger coached the Grizzlies from 2013-16.Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Oklahoma City Thunder center Steven Adams (12) and guard Russell Westbrook (0) celebrate after the Thunder take the lead during the second half of an NBA basketball game against the Sacramento Kings in Sacramento, Calif., Wednesday, Dec. 19, 2018. The Thunder won 132-113. (AP Photo/Steve Yeater)SACRAMENTO, Calif. — Oklahoma City coach Billy Donovan thought his team spent too much time shooting 3-pointers in two losses earlier this season to the Sacramento Kings. But on Wednesday night, the Thunder focused on their inside game and came away with a win.Paul George scored 43 points, Russell Westbrook had a triple-double and Steven Adams grabbed a career-high 23 rebounds in a 132-113 victory over the Kings. Oklahoma City had a season-best 66 rebounds, compared to 43 for Sacramento.ADVERTISEMENT TS Kammuri to enter PAR possibly a day after SEA Games opening “Steven was phenomenal on the glass,” Donovan said. “One of the things we wanted to do is play closer to the rim. I felt we needed to play closer to the basket.”George hit four 3-pointers and went 9 of 10 from the free throw line. Westbrook had 19 points, 17 assists and 11 boards for the 112th triple-double of his career.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSPrivate companies step in to help SEA Games hostingSPORTSSEA Games: Biñan football stadium stands out in preparedness, completionSPORTSUrgent reply from Philippine ‍football chiefGeorge and Adams had double-doubles — George pulled down 12 rebounds and Adams scored 20 points — as the Thunder won for the eighth time in 11 games. Nine of Adams’ rebounds came on the offensive end.“(Adams) has been doing that all season,” Westbrook said. “There’s nobody that’s going to stop him from doing what he’s doing every night.” Hotel management clarifies SEAG footballers’ kikiam breakfast issue Lacson: 2019 budget delay due to P75-B House ‘insertion’ MOST READ Fred VanVleet hits go-ahead 3-pointer as Raptors escape Pacers LATEST STORIES SEA Games: Biñan football stadium stands out in preparedness, completion Is Luis Manzano planning to propose to Jessy Mendiola? LOOK: Joyce Pring goes public with engagement to Juancho Triviñolast_img read more

first_imgFILE – This Wednesday, March 20, 2019, file photo shows a basketball with March Madness 2019 in a rack before Michigan practice at the NCAA college basketball tournament in Des Moines, Iowa. An Ohio man has made history with a March Madness bracket that’s perfect through 48 games on the NCAA.com’s “Bracket Challenge,” according to the NCAA. (AP Photo/Nati Harnik, File)COLUMBUS, Ohio — An Ohio man has made history with a March Madness bracket that’s perfect through 48 games on the NCAA.com’s “Bracket Challenge,” according to the NCAA.Gregg Nigl of Columbus told The Columbus Dispatch he almost didn’t fill out his bracket last week, saying he was home sick just hours before the deadline. But he felt bad about not entering a bracket in his friend’s tournament group.ADVERTISEMENT Colombia protesters vow new strike after talks hit snag Google Philippines names new country director View comments LATEST STORIES MOST READ In addition to his historic bracket, two of Nigl’s other three brackets are in first place in their groups, the Dispatch said.Nigl has been watching the games closely, stopping on a recent trip with his wife at a brewery in Erie, Pennsylvania, to watch Michigan beat Florida in the Round of 32. Nigl, who grew up in Michigan, is a lifelong Wolverines fan.In his perfect bracket, Nigl has No. 1 Gonzaga beating No. 2 Kentucky for the national title. Duke and Virginia round out his Final Four.While Nigl likes how he picked the remaining games, he isn’t counting on his bracket to stay perfect.“Seeing the odds of a perfect bracket up until this point, I’m not very confident that it will stay that way,” Nigl said. “But anything can happen.”ADVERTISEMENT Wintry storm delivers US travel woes before Thanksgiving Trump tells impeachment jokes at annual turkey pardon event Bloomberg: US would benefit from more, not fewer, immigrantscenter_img Heat raise Chris Bosh’s No. 1 jersey to the rafters Panelo: Duterte ‘angry’ with SEA Games hosting hassles PH underwater hockey team aims to make waves in SEA Games PLAY LIST 02:42PH 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 Games02:11Trump awards medals to Jon Voight, Alison Krauss Instead, he correctly predicted every game through the first two rounds of the 2019 NCAA tournament.The NCAA bracket tracker says the bracket is the only perfect one remaining across all major online bracket games, including Yahoo, ESPN, CBS, Fox, Sports Illustrated and the NCAA’s own contest. It’s the longest streak of correct bracket picks, breaking the reported record of 39 games, which happened in 2017.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSPrivate companies step in to help SEA Games hostingSPORTSPalace wants Cayetano’s PHISGOC Foundation probed over corruption chargesSPORTSSingapore latest to raise issue on SEA Games food, logisticsThe NCAA says the odds of a perfect bracket are 1 in 9.2 quintillion — so bettors, take the under.Nigl, 40, said he researched his picks, doing his homework after the tournament field was unveiled, including watching some of the bracket shows on TV. Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Private companies step in to help SEA Games hosting Cayetano: Senate, Drilon to be blamed for SEA Games mess Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Nextlast_img read more