Coach Marum happy with win

first_imgRugby League BY JERRY SEFE The 2018 Intrust Super Cup game 19 of the Country Week Round played at the Lae rugby league ground in Morobe Province between the SP PNG Hunters and Norths Devils was remarkable. The game attracted more than 10,000 spectators from within and around the province, including those from other centres into the city at the weekend for the Sunday match. This is the first time in the history of Lae league to host an he Intrust Super Cup match and it was a thumbs up. Hunters’ coach Michael Marum said he was happy with the results and thanked the Norths Devils for putting a tough challenge to the end despite the weather conditions. “Well, the first half was good but we turned to lose focus on our defence in the first minutes of the second half that resulted in the breakthrough for Norths with two tries” Marum said. “But the boys managed to get back on track following their game plan that saw the win for them.” The Hunters were extremely defensive and victorious after they took out the Devils 32-10 in the final minutes. Hunters’ captain Ase Boas secured two points in the first 10 minutes into the match from a penalty against Norths. Devils’ coach Rohan Smith was quite upset with the result however was impressed with the turnout of the crowd and support towards them. “Hunters placed a very tough challenge and they deserved the win because of their good teamwork,” Smith said. He said despite the loss, they have truly enjoyed their stay in the tropics of PNG and the support from the fans in both Port Moresby and Lae. Devils’ captain Jack Ahearn also congratulated the Hunters for their win and said they will have to work on what went wrong and get the boys back on track. “Above all, I am very happy and I believe all of us have enjoyed the game, atmosphere and people here and we look forward to come back for another game here in PNG,” he said. It was after some 15-20 minutes into the game when the Devils gave away the ball and had to chase Hunters full back Edene Gabbie for the opening try. Gabbie scored a runaway try with smiles from the first half bringing Hunters to 8 points to nil and later secured his second try with a 14-point lead-up. Despite a strong defence in the first half, the Hunters were not able to stop Devils Jack Miers and Luke Pollock who pulled in with two tries with only one successful conversion by Herbie Farnworth bringing them to 10 points from the second half. However, the comeback from Hunters again was exceptional as they tightened their defense with backline Willie Minoga and Gabbie displaying a supporting role into the final minutes of the game. The outcome of the second half teamwork was outstanding that saw Charlie Simon secure his two tries and Moses Meninga with his final best bringing the Hunters to 32 points to 10 against the Devils. Captain Ase Boas had a field day with his boots converting all six tries in the game.last_img read more

Wow. Look at this…

first_img 13,075 Prev Followers 0 Members At least the jersey matches the country it represents …… they both suck. Link to post Share on other sites Share on other sites Share this post DG_ThenNowForever Members 1 2,035 posts 1,717 posts 98 Recommended Posts tohasbo 3,353 Members 629 13,833 2,669 posts 629 0 Look at the jersey. Then look at the face. Seems to me like he is crying or taking a Yeah, I don’t see why all the hate…Normally, I hate jerseys with big pictures on them, but the two shades of green are close enough to each other that it works. Share this post 0 Share on other sites mike2sana Go To Topic Listing mike2sana Share this post Favourite Logos:Barcelona DragonsHartford WhalersUS Soccer RattlesnakeJoliet Slammers “J-Bird”NBA All-Star New Orleans Crawfish Followers 0 Posted June 10, 2006 Location:St. Catharines, ON Prev Posted June 12, 2006 404 posts makes me want azteca! Share on other sites 4,184 posts 0 The 1998 Mexico kits were simply awesome, with the Aztec sublimation. Nike put some elements of it on the chest stripe of the 2006 kit. I, IV, V Location:Tampa, FL 4 Members Share on other sites Location:Effington what the hell is ccslc? 139 posts See Red In all kinds of weather Share on other sites Link to post Spearhead 54 3,425 posts 1,454 posts Share this post 0 I’m usually more for moderation but in this case the subtle tone on tone is quite nice. In addition, it’s kind of refreshing to see some individuality and uniqueness in a country’s look. Would like to see them bring it back, but with the pattern being made of the same color as the shirt, but with a gloss vs the shirt matte. Sport 37 totc At least the jersey matches the country it represents …… they both suck. Classy… Phenomenal Posted June 15, 2006 0 Link to post 0 Share on other sites At least the jersey matches the country it represents …… they both suck. Watch it! We aztecs used to take out the hearts of those who said we sucked. Would you like to experience it? Posted June 10, 2006 Members 5,159 Share on other sites hawk36 Share this post Share this post Some animals are more equal than others. 0 54 Link to post Share this post Link to post 0 Wow. Look at this… 2 Location:Republic of Texas Link to post Share on other sites Link to post 13,075 Location:Right behind you Frylock 0 0 swilson160 0 Posted June 15, 2006 At least the jersey matches the country it represents …… they both suck. blah, blah, blah, I’m liberal and you make me madWith that out of the way, the Aztec jerseys are unique and relatively handsome. I wonder what the US equivalent would be? Statue of Liberty, a cowboy, or maybe some huge fat guy waddling through Wal-Mart. Any of those would work, really. The bad one was the alternate: Wow. Look at this… 98 Members Link to post 195 Link to post Link to post Members Phoenix is a bangwagon town Share this post Share on other sites Posted June 17, 2006 6 Link to post 489 posts 195 Posted June 10, 2006 Share this post 30 That jersey is awesome.All their kits with either the Aztec Calendar or the Icon are just sweet. Posted June 14, 2006 Share this post Sodboy13 2,699 posts Braden 37 13,833 26,439 posts Page 1 of 2   Members Share this post Sport 2 0 195 Sodboy13 Forums Home 3,353 Share on other sites See Red Members Link to post hawk36 Link to post dat guy on the jersey looks like hes autistic or something Sign in to follow this   Share on other sites 0 30 I’m not much of a fan. I think I’d love it if the two greens were closer together in shade, though, to the point where’d you’d have to be relatively close to the uniform to notice the pattern. Kind of like the old Orlando Magic jerseys, where you really couldn’t see the star pattern on the jerseys from a distance — but maybe make it a little more noticable than that. Posted June 10, 2006 Posted June 17, 2006 0 Forums Home center_img 0 4 Share on other sites Members Spearhead Link to post Members 30 SportsLogos.Net Share on other sites Members Posted June 14, 2006 Braden steiny_ramone Sports Logo News steiny_ramone 0 Members Location:Cincinnati 1,844 37 OCE 0 0 Share this post Share this post Link to post Posted June 10, 2006 5,923 posts Page 1 of 2   3 Phenomenal 0 Posted June 12, 2006 Share on other sites Share this post Share this post 0 SportsLogos.Net You know that jersey with the Aztec design isn’t too far off of what alot of the teams sporting Puma jerseys with woodmarks sport.It’s definitely too much, but it was definitely wasn’t that bad. In fact, they probably would have pulled it off well if it wasn’t for the cheezy white collar. Share this post Share on other sites 54 Members I keep seeing things that say that this was one of the worst world cup jerseys ever, but I love it. OCE Go Rock Go! 0 98 Share this post Members Location:44N55 122W02 (aka Salem, OR) At least the jersey matches the country it represents …… they both suck. NOT COOL! My friend is Mexican and he, madame, does not suck. 6 3 All Activity Share on other sites Link to post SDX I was in Toronto on Sunday and I saw someone wearing the double-green one. Up close it’s actually pretty cool. 273 273 Location:Seattle 0 luisart47 Share this post 0 DG_ThenNowForever 0 273 Location:City of Champions Link to post What if there were no hypothetical questions? Share on other sites 0 5,159 Members Link to post 629 swilson160 Posted June 15, 2006 1 0 Members 4,411 posts 0 Sports Logos 106 posts Next 3,353 0 3 SDX 1,844 0 14,123 posts Sports Logos 4 Location:Chelan Seattle Posted June 10, 2006 Sports Logo News Link to post tohasbo 5,159 Sign in to follow this   All Activity Location:Manchester, England 96 posts 1,844 By tohasbo, June 10, 2006 in Sports Logo News Posted June 12, 2006 luisart47 Link to post Posted June 10, 2006 Posted June 16, 2006 0 Members Posted June 17, 2006 1,358 posts Location:Denver, CO 13,075 0 nwtrailtrekker Posted June 12, 2006 Share this post Members 19,561 posts Campos the mexico keeper used to design his own kits. TO say he was extravengant would be an understatement.JOrge Campos page The green/red one was the last one done along w/ the green/green one with the stripes on the collar. The originals were worn for a concacaf tourney the year before or maybe 1996. They were dark green on green, dark red on crimson and grey on white (3 sets) all w/ the plain white collar and a very unusual cut that’s surprisingly comfortable – instead of the sleeves being sewn onto the body the whole shirt (minus the collar & cuffs) is just 2 t-shaped pieces, one for the front and one for the back. The sleeves are integrated w/ the body of the shirt. totc 13,833 Operator, number, please; it’s been so many years Share this post Frylock cupie 0 Favourite Logos:Portland Buckaroos 1960/61 – 1973/74 Location:Querétaro, México This topic is now closed to further replies. Share on other sites nwtrailtrekker That would make for a decent alt jersey for the Canucks, IMO. Shoot… It stands on it’s own as a pretty cool jersey! 1,136 posts Share on other sites 0 Next Avenger 0 Location:Toronto, ON 33,394 posts 0 6 Victoria Concordia Crescit Members Avenger cupie Wow. Look at this…last_img read more

Cardiff City player could entertain transfer, offer has already been made

first_imgTurkish website Haber claim Cardiff City striker Kenneth Zohore could be interested in signing for Fenerbahce following his struggles with the Bluebirds this season. The Danish striker is reportedly a target for the Turkish club ahead of the winter transfer window, but the Istanbul club may wait until next summer when the Cardiff City player will become a free agent.According to Haber, Zohore’s main objective is to remain in the Premier League but if this doesn’t happen then he could entertain joining the Turkish club. It’s claimed an offer has been made by the Yellow Canaries for the attacker.Fenerbahce loaned Leicester City’s Islam Slimani in the summer but the Algerian international has only scored one goal this season. The club are unhappy with Slimani’s performances since his arrival in Istanbul and subsequently are targeting other strikers, with Zohore on their shortlist.Embed from Getty ImagesThe Danish striker has played seven league games for Cardiff City this season, but is yet to Taboolaby TaboolaSponsored LinksSponsored LinksPromoted LinksPromoted LinksTrending TodayForge of Empires – Free Online GameChallenge Your Brain With This Must-Play Strategy Game. No Install.Forge of Empires – Free Online GameUndoRaid: Shadow Legends | Free DownloadEven Non-Gamers Are Obsessed With This RPG Game (It’s Worth Installing!)Raid: Shadow Legends | Free DownloadUndoKeto减肥1個簡單的妙招一夜「融化」腹部贅肉(今晚試試)Keto减肥UndoPerfect-Dating.comReveal Tung Chung As The Best City to Date for Love & RomancePerfect-Dating.comUndoDating.comThe Most Handsome Men In Hong Kong On This Dating SiteDating.comUndoCoworking Space | Search AdsThe cost of shared office in Hong Kong might surprise youCoworking Space | Search AdsUndoTheTopFiveVPNEnjoy Netflix Now Without Any RestrictionsTheTopFiveVPNUndo熱門話題小心會長過頭…網友推爆:「真的長得超誇張!」熱門話題UndoSingles50Hong Kong: A 40+ Dating Site That Actually Works!Singles50Undolast_img read more

Liverpool given rush on signing – Need to activate clause well…

first_imgThis week’s edition of SportBild once again linked Liverpool with a move for Timo Werner. That would appear to be part of the clause, and would enable the Bundesliga side to have plenty of time to find a replacement.Despite all of that, and all the hype this week, the situation seems to be the same as Jadon Sancho to Manchester United. Lots of noise, old claims dragged up, people trying to push the story forward, but no real sign of anything actually Taboolaby TaboolaSponsored LinksSponsored LinksPromoted LinksPromoted LinksTrending TodayForge of Empires – Free Online GameIf You Like to Play, this Strategy Game is a Must-HaveForge of Empires – Free Online GameUndo聽多多 Hearmore.asia1969年前出生的香港居民現可免費試戴頂尖的歐洲助聽器聽多多 Hearmore.asiaUndoSmart Tech TrendOver 60? You Have to Try Those Revolutionary Glasses!Smart Tech TrendUndoCNN with DBS BankThe New Role Banks Are PlayingCNN with DBS BankUndoHero WarsGetting this Treasure is impossible! Prove us wrong!Hero WarsUndoLoans | Search AdsNeed a loan? Search hereLoans | Search AdsUndoKeto减肥1個簡單的妙招一夜「融化」腹部贅肉(今晚試試)Keto减肥UndoCosmoHealthyMag21 Celebs Who Are Gay – No.13 Will Shock MenCosmoHealthyMagUndoSingles50Hong Kong: A 40+ Dating Site That Actually Works!Singles50Undo They’ve been doing so for more than a year, with Anfield presented as the right place for the RB Leipzig striker to continue his career.It was once again explained Jurgen Klopp’s style is ideal for Werner, and that the player would have great chances of winning trophies with the Premier League club.Some doubt was added, with it not being certain Werner wants to leave Germany that quickly, and getting into Liverpool’s team looking like a real battle.Bild’s Christian Falk now has an update on Liverpool’s potential signing of the player.It’s stated that should the Reds want to activate his release clause of €55-60m (amount dependent on RB Leipzig success) then they’ll need to do so before the end of April.last_img read more

Corruption: ICPC Declares Former NFF Scourge Obono-Obla Wanted

first_imgThe allegations in question against Obono-Obla, the ICPC said, were “levelled against him by members of the public” and stem from his time as head of the SPIP which was tasked with recovering looted government assets from public officials.In his role as SPIP chairman, Mr. Obono-Obla targetted the Nigeria Football Federation (NFF) and sought at different times to prosecute the leadership of the NFF even though the SPIP had no prosecutorial powers as per its charter.His overreach eventually led to his suspension “with immediate effect” by President Muhammadu Buhari in August “with immediate effect” by President Muhammadu Buhari in August amid on-going investigations pertaining to “falsification of records and financial impropriety” against Mr Obono-Obla. With a myriad of allegations hanging over his head, Mr. Obono-Obla is suspected to have fled the country rather than answer multiple invitations from the anti-graft agency.The ICPC through its investigations established that Mr. Obono-Obla “left the country to an undisclosed location on 17th August, 2019, through the Murtala Mohammed International Airport, Ikeja, and has not returned two months after.”The anti-graft agency has now declared him wanted whilst they await his return.ICPC Statement In Full“ICPC has declared the suspended Chairman of the Special Investigation Panel for the Recovery of Public Property (SPIP), Mr. Okoi Ofem Obono-Obla, wanted due to his repeated failure to appear before it to answer questions bordering on allegations of fraud and corruption.“Mr. Obono-Obla is facing series of allegations leveled against him by members of the public on his role as head of the government panel on asset recovery.“The Commission is in receipt of petitions accusing him of abuse of office, falsification of admission records, living above his income and collection of gratification from suspects under his investigation.“The suspended chairman is also facing allegations of working outside the guidelines governing the panel by investigating unauthorized petitions and prosecuting suspects without recourse to the office of the Attorney General of the Federation,” the statement read in part.“ICPC said after they have conducted series of investigations on the allegations with preliminary findings showing that some provisions of the Corrupt Practices and Other Related Offences Act, 2000 and extant laws of Nigeria had been allegedly violated by Mr. Obono-Obla.“Consequently, ICPC had extended several invitations to him, which he had failed to honour without giving any reason. Attempts to track and make him appear before the Commission also failed leading ICPC to contact other law enforcement agencies for assistance concerning his whereabouts.“One of such contact has yielded results as records from the Nigeria Immigration Service (NIS) show that Mr. Obono-Obla had travelled out of the country.“The NIS records revealed that he left the country to an undisclosed location on 17th August, 2019, through the Murtala Mohammed International Airport, Ikeja, and has not returned two months after.”RelatedPresident Buhari Relieves SIP Chairman Okoi Obono-Obla Of PositionAugust 15, 2019In “NFF”Pinnick Has Been Banned from Travelling and will be Prosecuted – Obono-OblaJanuary 8, 2019In “News”NFF: Pinnick, 4 Others Discharged, Acquitted On Alleged $8.4million, N4billion Corruption ChargesNovember 5, 2019In “NFF” The Independent Corrupt Practices and Other Related Offences Commission (ICPC) on Tuesday declared the suspended Chairman of the Special Investigation Panel for the Recovery of Public Property (SPIP), Okoi Obono-Obla who is suspected to have fled the country wanted.The ICPC in a statement signed by its spokesperson Rasheedat A. Okoduwa and published on Twitter declared ex-Presidential aide, Mr. Obono-Obla wanted due to “his repeated failure to appear before it to answer questions bordering on allegations of fraud and corruption” last_img read more

What’s on this week? – Ooh arr, It’s farming time – February 26th –…

first_img“What’s on this week?” is ESI’s weekly feature letting you know just what’s going on in the wonderful world of esports in the next seven days. Each week, ESI picks a selection of events and provides a brief overview of what’s going down, where it’s taking place and how you can watch it.This week we see the final week of the Katowice CS:GO Major, we hop back into the CWL Pro League and we don our finest straw hat as we head to Stardew for some farming esports. We are certainly spoiled again this week and we don’t even want to think of the prospect of a week without top-level CS:GO, so we’re all going to enjoy it and hope for another CS:GO classic. Pro League heads into the final week before the league takes a month break and Twitch brings us another esports out of left-field in the form of the popular indie farming sim Stardew Valley.IEM Katowice Major 2019 – Grand Final We’ve been following the Major since it started three weeks ago and although it feels like just yesterday that it started, the Major enters its final week. With only eight teams left battling it out in the ‘New Champions Stage’, we’re sure to see more upsets, more explosive CS:GO and a Grand Final champion before we head back to work next Monday.Natus Vincere, FaZe Clan, Team Liquid, ENCE eSports, MIBR, Renegades, Astralis and Ninjas in Pyjamas are the teams we have left. Starting February 28th we will see the event follow a Single-Elimination Bo3 format (Including the final). We will see the two Quarterfinals split over the 28th of Feb and 1st of March with both Semifinals taking place on March 2nd, before we head into the arena on March 3rd to crown the latest Major champion in CS:GO.Stream: ESL CS:GO – Location: Katowice, Poland – Date: 28/2 – 1/3  – Sponsors: Intel, Vodafone, Acer Predator, HyperX, Betway, paysafecard, NEEDforSEAT, MTN Dew  – Organiser: ESL – Prize pool: $1m (£770,000)CWL Pro League 2019 – Week Four We head back to Call of Duty this week to check in on the Pro League. As of publishing, we join proceedings on day two of week four. So far in Division B, Heretics, Splyce, eUnited and 100 Thieves are holding onto the top four spots, with Heretics and Splyce have 70% + game win rates, putting them in a commanding position heading into the big break between weeks four and five.This week features Division B teams – Team Heretics, Splyce, eUnited, 100 Thieves, Excelerate Gaming, Team Envy, Enigma6 Group and Denial Esports (teams listed in current standing order as of writing). The format sees teams play 2 matches against teams in their own division and one against the opposite group, matches are Bo5 with the top four teams advancing to the playoffs and bottom four falling into the play-ins.Stream: CallofDuty – Location: Columbus, USA – Date: 26/2 – 1/3  – Sponsors: ASUS, Scuf Gaming, ASTRO Gaming, Mtn Dew AMP Game Fuel – Organiser: MLG/Activision/Treyarch  – Prize pool: $710,000 (£550,000)Twitch Rivals: Stardew Valley ChallengeBack in January this year, Farming Simulator announced plans to launch a €250,000 (£217,833) esports league. Whilst it’s not time for us to get our Farming Sim fix just yet, maybe another popular game in the farming simulator world can give all us budding virtual farmers our esports kick – rise Stardew Valley and Twitch Rivals for the 3-year anniversary of the game’s release.The format is similar to how most Twitch Rivals events play out, with a group of 10 teams made up of four players’ each having 6 hours on a brand new map to earn the most points. The Stardew Valley twist will see teams’ earning points for: earning the most gold, mine deep diving, catch the five legendary fish, hand in the most bundles to the community centre and finally the best farm. The final vote on the best farm will be handed to Twitch chat, with each team captain giving the stream a tour of their teams finished farm.Stream: TwitchRivals – Location: Online – Date:  26/2 – Sponsors: Twitch – Organiser: Twitch – Prize pool: $35,000 (£26,700)That’s a wrap on this week’s picks, be sure to check back next week for another edition of the ESI weekly picks.We want to feature at least one smaller event each week on the ESI weekly picks. If you want an event included in a future edition, send an email to read more

NBA 2K League goes international with Gen.G Shanghai franchise

first_imgThe NBA 2K League will go international in 2020 with a Shanghai franchise launched by Chinese organisation Gen.G esports. The Shanghai franchise will join the other 22 NBA 2K League teams at the start of the 2020 season and act as the first team outside of North America.Screenshot via: NBA 2K LeagueThe international presence is said to be the focal point of a “long-term strategic relationship” between the NBA 2K League and Gen.G esports to help build the organisation’s multicultural brand and expand the global footprint of the U.S. operated professional league. The team will practice at the organisation’s Los Angeles headquarters – which opened for business in July – for the upcoming 2020 season.Gen.G esports will work alongside the league on player development and talent identification in Asia, while structuring brand development and awareness in the mostly-untapped region. As a result, the two are hoping to foster “a world-class pipeline for the next generation of great Asian players” to compete in the NBA 2K League.Brendan Donohue, Managing Director of NBA 2K League commented on the expansion: “This is a historic moment in the NBA 2K League’s journey to becoming a truly global league with fans, franchises and players from all over the world. Gen.G is the ideal organization to launch our first team from outside of North America, and we look forward to working with Gen.G to reach new fans in Shanghai and identify elite talent across Asia.” The move marks the organisation’s second franchise in esports, already owning Seoul Dynasty in the Overwatch League. Moreover, the organisation already swaggers basketball in its bloodline; LA Clippers alternate governor Dennis Wong contributed towards a $46m investment round for Gen.G esports in April. Chris Park, CEO of Gen.G esports also spoke on the venture: “We are honored to help lead the NBA 2K League’s expansion into Asia and proud to represent Shanghai on behalf of the hundreds of millions of Chinese fans who love basketball and video games. Gen.G’s unique core mission — to connect esports fans and athletes across the U.S. and Asia — is meant for ambitious ventures like this. We have big plans to help grow the NBA 2K League in communities around the world that are passionate about basketball and video games.” More details around the Shanghai franchise are said to be announced at a later time.Esports Insider says: The international edge of Gen.G esports’ Shanghai franchise will undoubtedly generate a lot of buzz around this venture. Beyond that, utilizing the organisation’s rich ties in Asia will be great for the league’s planned expansion into the region.Follow ESI on Instagramlast_img read more

Ryan Gosling previews “Blade Runner 2049”: “It’s a lot more bleak”

first_img Related (L-R) Denis Villenueve, Ridley Scott, Harrison Ford, Ryan Gosling/Warner Bros.(LAS VEGAS) — At CinemaCon in Las Vegas Monday night, Sony executive Tom Rothman treated the audience to an extended look at Blade Runner 2049, the upcoming sequel to the classic 1982 sci-fi film Blade Runner.The sequel’s star, Ryan Gosling, introduced the footage, noting the tremendous visual influence of the original. “I saw everything that stole from it first and when I was old enough, I think I was 13 or 14 I saw it for the very first time. I was just blown away by how influential this film had been,” Gosling said, according to The Hollywood Reporter.In a new interview with Entertainment Weekly, Gosling spilled more details on the new movie.“It’s the same iconic universe, but it’s changed over the course of the 30-year gap,” Gosling said. “It’s a lot more bleak in some ways. The director describes it as toxic. But it’s still the Blade Runner universe.”Gosling had kind words for co-star Harrison Ford, who is back as Rick Deckard — the lead character in the original film, a man charged with chasing down and killing android “replicants” only to find himself falling in love with one of them.“He came in and rolled up his sleeves and he just got to work,” Gosling told EW of Ford. “He was such a great partner to all of us, and such a great actor and a great guy.”Blade Runner 2049, directed by Denis Villeneuve, arrives October 6.Copyright © 2017, ABC Radio. All rights reserved.Powered by WPeMaticolast_img read more

Alex Rodriguez admits he’s dating Jennifer Lopez: ‘We’re having a great time’

first_imgABC News(NEW YORK) — Alex Rodriguez finally confirmed that he’s dating Jennifer Lopez after weeks of speculation.Under direct questioning, he told The View co-hosts Friday, “It’s obvious. We’ve been having a great time…she’s an amazing, amazing girl, one of the smartest human beings I’ve ever met, and she’s an incredible mother.”When pressed to reveal something about the singer that fans don’t already know, the former Yankee offered, “She just likes simple things. I mean she’s a very very simple person, loves family, is a great sister, is a great daughter.”View co-host Sarah Haines then pressed Rodriguez for more dirt, demanding to know, “What’s her guilty pleasure, eating-wise? Make me feel better about my food choices!”After noting that Lopez, 47, would “kill him” if he said too much, A-Rod spilled that her weaknesses are chocolate-chip cookies and chocolate-chip ice cream.Lopez, who shares twins Max and Emme with her ex-husband Marc Anthony, was most recently rumored to be dating rapper Drake, but she denied they were together romantically.The star’s most recent confirmed relationship was with dancer Casper Smart, whom she dated on and off from 2011 through 2016.Copyright © 2017, ABC Radio. All rights reserved.Powered by WPeMatico Relatedlast_img read more

ON FOOTBALL: Rams pull off another draft trade shocker

first_imgIn this April 18, 1999 file photo, New Orleans Saints first-round draft pick Ricky Williams, left, checks out his New Orleans Saints jersey as coach Mike Ditka, wearing a dreadlock wig, looks on in Kenner, La. (AP Photo/File)Whether in St. Louis or now back in Los Angeles, the Rams are all about big trades.They made a huge splash in their deal Thursday with the Tennessee Titans, one of the biggest draft-choice transactions in NFL history. Just like the one they pulled off four years ago with the Redskins that landed Robert Griffin III in Washington.Of the four major pro sports in America, football features the fewest monster trades. Except, that is, when mostly draft choices are involved.And certainly in recent times, except for when the Rams are involved.St. Louis’ grab bag for sending the second overall spot in 2012 to the Redskins was plentiful, including No. 6 overall that year, plus two more first-rounders and a second-rounder. St. Louis didn’t exactly turn around the franchise with its selections: defensive tackle Michael Brockers, cornerback Janoris Jenkins, running backs Isaiah Pead and Zac Stacy; linebacker Alex Ogletree; tackle Greg Robinson; receiver Stedman Bailey; and offensive lineman Rokevious Watkins.Only Brockers, Ogletree and Jenkins made much of an impact, and Jenkins left for the Giants in free agency this year. Meanwhile, the Rams have gone 27-36-1 since that deal.The Redskins, of course, got an Offensive Rookie of the Year performance and an NFC East title out of RG3 in 2012, but he’s been injured and benched since, and now is with Cleveland.Tennessee, meanwhile, now has the bevy of picks, something new general manager Jon Robinson, who previously worked in New England, foresees being transformational for the franchise.“That’s the philosophy and the team-building process I cut my teeth on and that I came up in,” he said Thursday, “and I’m taking that same approach. It’s worked out pretty well for those guys up there.”How did some other massive draft deals work out for the parties?Hershel Walker (AP Photo/File)DALLAS AND MINNESOTAUnquestionably the greatest heist in NFL trade annals.Dallas already was 0-5 in 1989 while shopping star running back Herschel Walker, by far the Cowboys’ most sellable commodity. Minnesota was thinking Super Bowl and that Walker would be the final piece on a championship roster.Basically, the Cowboys sent Walker, their third-round and 10th-round picks in 1990, and their third pick in 1991 to the Vikings for running back Darrin Nelson, cornerback Issiac Holt, linebackers Jesse Solomon and David Howard, defensive end Alex Stewart and Minnesota’s 1990 first-, second- and sixth-round picks in 1990.But Cowboys coach Jimmy Johnson had no intention of holding onto most of those veterans. Each of them had a draft pick attached so if Dallas released the player before Feb. 1, 1990, it would get those draft choices instead.Most of the players were, indeed, cut _ Nelson never even reported and was dealt to the Chargers for a second-round and a sixth-round selection.Among those the Cowboys took with the draft choices: career rushing leader Emmitt Smith; stud DT Russell Maryland; ace safety Darren Woodson; solid cornerback Kevin Smith; and special teams standout Clayton Holmes.Dallas won three Super Bowls in a four-season span after that. Minnesota still hasn’t sniffed another Super Bowl.NEW ORLEANS AND WASHINGTONTheater of the absurd, courtesy of Mike Ditka.In 1999, then coaching New Orleans, Ditka was so enamored of Texas running back Ricky Williams that he moved the Saints up to fifth overall. In return, he sent all seven of the Saints’ selections, beginning with the 12th overall slot, plus a first-round and third-round choice the next year, to Washington. Then Ditka allegedly lit up a cigar and headed for the golf course.Williams was a good, not great, player for the Saints, hardly worth an entire collection of picks. The Redskins wound up, through other moves, getting cornerback Champ Bailey and linebacker LaVar Arrington.Who got the best of that one? Washington and Denver: Bailey built Hall of Fame numbers with both franchises.NEW YORK GIANTS AND SAN DIEGOThis one doesn’t have the quantity, but, boy, the quality.Eli Manning was top dog in 2004, but his family didn’t want San Diego taking him with the first overall selection. The Chargers seemingly called the Mannings’ bluff and took him anyway, and Eli couldn’t have been more sour or dour when he came on stage at Radio City Music Hall to be greeted by Commissioner Roger Goodell.Three picks later, though, the Giants announced they’d acquired Manning in exchange for another highly regarded college QB, Philip Rivers. Suddenly, Eli was all smiles.It turned out to be a great deal for New York as Manning has led the Giants to two Super Bowl titles and also could be Hall of Fame material. Rivers has been a long-time star for the Chargers, even though they don’t have a Lombardi Trophy in their possession.___AP Pro Football Writer Teresa M. Walker contributed to this report.___Online:AP NFL websites: and read more