Giroud eyes Chelsea chance after bruising full debut

first_img0Shares0000Chelsea’s French striker Olivier Giroud holds a head bandage after getting caught in a challenge during the English Premier League match against West Bromwich Albion at Stamford Bridge in London on February 12, 2018 © AFP / Glyn KIRKLONDON, United Kingdom, Feb 13 – Olivier Giroud is focused on nailing down a first-team place at Chelsea after a dramatic full debut against West Brom, during which he was forced to have five stitches for a head wound.The France striker, who moved from Arsenal for £18 million ($25 million) last month, impressed during Monday’s 3-0 win against West Brom at Stamford Bridge, where he created the first of Eden Hazard’s two goals before being substituted in the second half. He had been struggling with a calf injury, having already had five stitches for a cut when taking studs to the head, but his manager Antonio Conte expects him to be fit for Friday’s FA Cup fifth-round fixture with Hull.“It’s been a while since I played regularly and that’s why I needed to move,” said Giroud, who was replaced by Chelsea’s summer signing Alvaro Morata. “I needed a new challenge and Chelsea was the perfect club for me.“It’s the Premier League, a club which has won more titles in the past 10 years than any other. It’s a massive club and I am very proud to be here and to carry on my career.“I feel very good. It’s been maybe two months since I started a game so I felt good. I worked hard in training to be physically ready and to do what the coach asked me to do tactically. There is still room for improvement but I take a lot of pleasure from (my performance) and I’m happy to set the first goal for Eden.”The 31-year-old said he was focused on Chelsea after “five amazing years” at Arsenal.“I said at half-time when they put stitches in my head that I wanted to carry on, but the calf was very painful and I couldn’t play the whole game,” he added.0Shares0000(Visited 2 times, 1 visits today)last_img read more

NBA roundup

first_imgat Golden State 109, Seattle 93 AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MOREGift Box shows no rust in San Antonio Stakes win at Santa Anita at New York 90 Troy Hudson scored 16 points including a clinching 3-pointer with 7.3 seconds left, for the Timberwolves. The Knicks’ Stephon Marbury scored 20 points and was injured in a collision with Wally Szczerbiak. X-rays revealed no fracture, and Marbury’s status is not known. Denver 97, at Chicago 94 Carmelo Anthony scored 39 points and Kenyon Martin added 22 points to lead the Nuggets. Kirk Hinrich scored 20 points for Chicago, which has lost 11 of its past 14 games. Baron Davis (25 points, 10 assists and nine rebounds) became the first Warrior since 1964 to get consecutive triple doubles in Golden State’s win. The UCLA product had 24 points, 13 assists and a career-high 11 rebounds Saturday. Minnesota 96, center_img at Atlanta 94, Houston 83 Al Harrington led the Hawks with 20 points in their win. Houston suffered its sixth straight loss, including the oast four without Tracy McGrady, who did not play because of back spasms. at Washington 104, Philadelphia 76 Gilbert Arenas (Grant High of Van Nuys) had 22 points for the Wizards. Washington’s Antawn Jamison added 21 points and 10 rebounds for his 16th double-double of the season. New Orleans 107, at Charlotte 92 Chris Paul had 24 points, seven rebounds and six assists for the Hornets. David West added 22 points and 11 rebounds for New Orleans. at Detroit 94, Boston 84 The Pistons’ Rasheed Wallace scored 18 of his 23 points in the third quarter. Detroit has won 15 of 17 and is an NBA-best 30-5. Richard Hamilton scored 18 points for the Pistons. at New Jersey 97, Indiana 92 Jason Kidd scored 23 points and made a season-high five 3-pointers for the Nets. Vince Carter added 24 points for New Jersey. Austin Croshere led Indiana with 17 points. Tony Parker scored 28 points on 12-of-13 shooting and Manu Ginobili added 15 points to help the Spurs beat the Grizzlis for the second time in three days. Pau Gasol had 25 points for Memphis. at Dallas 114, Milwaukee 95 Dirk Nowitzki scored 35 points for the Mavericks, going 14 of 21 from the field, and Josh Howard had 21 points and 11 rebounds.Michael Redd led the Bucks with 29 points. 160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set!last_img read more

GAA NEWS: MALIN RELEGATED DESPITE SUPER WIN OVER ST MICHAELS

first_imgMALIN GAA NOTESALL COUNTY LEAGUE DIVISION ONEMalin beat St. Michael’s at the weekend on a scoreline of Malin 1-20 St. Michael’s 0-16, Unfortunately Four Masters also secured victory at the weekend which means Malin are relegated and will be playing in Division 2 next year. They have one remaining match in Division 1 away to Kilcar. OPERATION TRANSFORMATIONWell done to all participants on last week’s weight loss. The weekly meetings and information sessions are held every Monday from 7.30-8.30pm upstairs in the Clubhouse, with weekly walking sessions on Tuesday & Thursdays at 7.30pm and Sundays at 11.30am, meeting at Malin Parish Hall. This is part of the health and well-being initiative of the club’s and is completely FREE. For more information please contact Kate Kelly on 0861708279, Linda McGonagle 0861555616 or Rosemary McColgan 0863966016.UNDERAGE LADIESTraining for the under 12 girls and under 14 girls is on Wednesdays from 4.00pm to 5.00pm, Bring €2, water, gumshields, boots and runners. New members welcome. Under 8 and 10 training has also started back up again every Saturdays from 11.00am to 12.00pm – bring football boots and runners. LOTTOThere was no winner of this weeks jackpot of €700. The numbers drawn were 1-5-6-3-2-7-4 and the €50 winner was Jim Quigley, Malin Head with the €20 sellers prize going to Seamus Doherty, Middletown,Malin Head . Next weeks jackpot is €750.JIVING LESSONSFollowing on from our hugely successful Strictly Come Dancing (DVD’s still available) the club are delighted to announce that Jiving Lessons will be starting upstairs in the Clubhouse from Monday 2nd November 8.30pm to 9.30pm and will run for 6 weeks every Monday at €5/person. What a great way to get active and just in time for the Christmas Party Season.SAVE THE DATE(s) There is a change of date for the annual Know Your Parish Quiz, it will now be on Saturday the 7th of November, keep this date in your diary for local townland bragging rights. This years dinner dance will be held on Saturday the 30th of January.SHOPThe club shop is open every Saturday from 12.00 – 2.00 and Sunday from 11.20 – 2.00 or alternatively contact Susan Byrne on 9370638 or 0867832242 . The shop also has a great range of stock in all sizes including coats, jackets, hoodies, tracksuits, socks, shorts, hats and much more club merchandice.Malin Parish CEP Ltd 2015-2016 have vacancies for the following posts commencing November 2015.1Administrator, 5 General Workers (Malin Parish ), 1 General Worker ( Malin Head ), 2 Cooks (Malin Town ), 1Caretaker (GAA) . Department of Social Protection (CE) rates and conditions apply. Garda vetting may be requiredfor some of the positions on offer. If interested please contactMalin Parish CEP Ltd 2015-2016 have vacancies for the following posts commencing November 2015.1Administrator, 5 General Workers (Malin Parish ), 1 General Worker ( Malin Head ), 2 Cooks (Malin Town ), 1Caretaker (GAA) . Department of Social Protection (CE) rates and conditions apply. Garda vetting may be requiredfor some of the positions on offer. If interested please contactGet Fit With CharlieFitness classes with Charles Byrne are on Monday, Wednesday and Friday evenings at 6.30pm for women and 8.00pm for men in the Malin Gaa centre. €5 per class. This fitness class caters for beginners and people of every fitness level. GAA NEWS: MALIN RELEGATED DESPITE SUPER WIN OVER ST MICHAELS was last modified: October 19th, 2015 by StephenShare this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pocket (Opens in new window)Click to share on Telegram (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)Click to share on Skype (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window)Tags:Malin GAA Club noteslast_img read more

Proline host Kitara in FUFA Big League second round opener

first_imgProline and Kitara shared spoils in the first round game (file photo)FUFA Big League 2018//19Thursday, 31-01-2019-Proline FC vs Kitara FC R-Kira United FC vs Kansai Plascon R-Dove FC vs Kabale Sharp R-JMC Hippos vs Bukedea T/C E-Entebbe United vs UPDF FC E-Light SS vs Kataka FC E-Wakiso Ginats vs Amuka Bright Stars Proline will open their FUFA Big League second round account at home to Kitara FC on Thursday afternoon.Shafic Bisaso’s side were arguably the stand out performers of the first round, accumulating 23 points from 10 games and holding a two point caution atop the Rwenzori Group standings.Coming up against Kitara, they face a side that is also in contention for a spot in the top two of the Group as they currently occupy 5th with 15 points.However, Bisaso is optimistic his side will get the job done.“We have prepared well like we always do ahead of our games, said Bisaso ahead of the game.“It is our first game in the second round and we are not fully aware of the situation at our opponents but we know our qualities, so we will go out for all three points.“We finished the first round on top and we aim to continue in the same vein.About Kitara, Bisaso had this to say.“We expect Kitara to pose a serious threat as they are one of the sides competing at the top of the group but we are ready for them.Proline will be without Saidi Keni who opted to depart the club for StarTimes UPL side SC Villa.When Proline and Kitara faced off in the first round, they played out to a goalless draw.Elsewhere in the Rwenzori Group, 9th placed Kira United at host Kansai Plascon Namboole while Dove FC and Kabale Sharp tussle it out at the Kabale Municipal Stadium.In the Elgon Group, leaders Wakiso Giants host Amuka Bright Stars at Bugembe.Wakiso have made several acquisitions in the mid-season break with the latest being Norman Ojik from Police FC.Since the start of the current campaign, they have been among the favourites to win the division and don’t look like they will take the foot off the peddle anytime soon.At home to Amuka, they come up against a side that sits 7 points behind them and one they failed to defeat in the first round as they played out a 2-2 draw.In the other Rwenzori Group games, JMC Hippos host Bukedea Town Council at Kakindu, Entebbe entertain UPDF in Wankulukuku, while Light SS and Kataka lock horns at Amuria.Comments Tags: fufa big leagueKitara fcproline fcWakiso Giantslast_img read more

Super 8: Wakiso Giants, URA FC eye 5th spot

first_imgWakiso defeated Tooro 2-1 in their last game. (PHOTO/Courtesy)Pilsner Super 8Wakiso Giants vs URA FC Wakissha Resource Center, WakisoMonday, 19-08-2019 @4pmWAKISO – Wakiso Giants will take on URA FC at the Wakissha Resource Centre on Monday afternoon.With 7th and 8th spot already sorted, the two sides will be vying to finish 5th in this year’s preseason tournament.After losing their opening fixtures in the competition, both sides won their first classification games last week to set up this contest.Wakiso lost 2-0 to KCCA FC in the last 8 but then defeated Tooro United in their first placement game.This will be the second meeting between these two sides with the first coming in a friendly last week, one that URA won 1-0.Ahead of the game, Wakiso Giants head coach Kefa Kisala underlined the importance of the duel.“It’s an important game since it helps us check where we need to improve ahead of the season,” said Kefa Kisala.“We have played them (URA) here before but that was just a friendly game. It will be a good game against a good side and will give us a good test.”For URA, they lost 2-0 away to Mbarara before defeating Proline 5-4 on penalties.“It’s so unfortunate that we did not start off so well in our opening match against Mbarara. We should have done better,” noted URA FC’s fullback Yeseri Waibi.“That is done now, we have to keep working hard so we can finish off [the Pilsner Super 8] on a good note.”For Wakiso, Ivan Kiweewa is suspended after accumulating two yellow cards. Ayub Kisaliita remains on the side-lines while Ibrahim Kiyemba is back in contention after missing the game against Wasswa Bbosa’s side.Super 8 latest resultsSunday, 18-08-2019-Proline FC 0-1 Tooro UnitedPilsner Super Eight Prize Money:Champion (winner between KCCA/Vipers) – Sh20MRunner up (loser between KCCA/Vipers) – Sh12MThird (winner between Mbarara/Onduparaka) – Sh10MFourth (loser between Mbarara/Onduparaka) – Sh8MFifth (winner between Wakiso/URA) – Sh6MSixth (loser between Wakiso/URA) – Sh5MSeventh (Tooro United) – Sh4MEighth (Proline FC) – Sh3MComments Tags: Pilsner Super 8topURA FCWakiso Giantslast_img read more

Wait ’til you see Warriors’ ticket prices for Oracle finale

first_imgA close-up look at history comes at a historic price as some premium tickets for the Warriors’ last game at Oracle on Thursday night are selling for as much as $56,500 apiece on the secondary market.Don’t scoff. There are people pulling the trigger on those prices.JUST IN: A pair of floor seats was just purchased on the @warriors website for game 6 of the NBA Finals in Oakland on Thursday for $106,066.26. pic.twitter.com/DDqsi4QVCK— Darren Rovell (@darrenrovell) June 11, 2019 I …last_img

MyCityWay: Portals Are Back, This Time For Mobile

first_imgWhy IoT Apps are Eating Device Interfaces A plan for the near future is to offer a platform for content curators. To that end, MyCityWay is building something it calls City Hacks. It will feature 100 hacks a city, along with a leaderboard. MyCityWay hopes that it will be able to sell some of this data, or enable the curators themselves to sell access to it.Another upcoming feature is personalization – based on whether you’re a tourist or local, the app will serve up relevant information about a city. In other words, it will marry location with context.As of now, MyCityWay is available in 7 cities – London was added at the end of last week. Others are NYC, San Francisco, Las Vegas, LA, Washington DC and Boston. The next release will add 3 more: Chicago, Orlando and Portland. Toronto is also coming soon. The goal is to reach 40 cities within the next 6 months.Currently the NYC version is available on iPhone, iPod, iPad and Android. A Blackberry version is coming soon. The product also integrates with popular social networks Facebook and Twitter, and emerging ones like Foursquare.Perhaps in 5 years we will look back on MyCityWay as akin to Excite in the 90s – a portal that was eventually usurped by more focused services like Google. But for now, MyCityWay is showing the way for practical location-based services on mobile devices.Disclosure: MyCityWay was a sponsor of the recent RWW Mobile Summit. I ran into them independently in NYC last week.See also: The Man on Your iPhone: 3 Government Apps Done Right Role of Mobile App Analytics In-App Engagement Related Posts The Rise and Rise of Mobile Payment Technology What it Takes to Build a Highly Secure FinTech … richard macmanus Last week in New York, I met up with two of the founders of MyCityWay. It’s a portal for location-based mobile applications for city navigation, available on iPhone, iPod, iPad and Android. Around 50 different services are currently available in the MyCityWay app. Despite the 90’s style user interface, in some ways MyCityWay points to the future of mobile apps – because it offers up contextual and useful information to your mobile device, based on your location. The company’s latest release was launched last Friday and it’s focused on discoverability. I met with two MyCityWay co-founders, Puneet Mehta and Sonpreet Bhatia, to find out more (the third co-founder, Archana Patchirajan, wasn’t present).MyCityWay started out as a New York City iPhone app, but it has plans to be available in 40 cities on iPhone as well as other smart phone platforms. In effect, MyCityWay is a modern-day guidebook for cities. The current apps features 50 “hyper-local apps” and they’re presented in a portal-like interface that reminds me of what Yahoo or Excite used to offer on the Web in the 90s. The app targets both city locals and tourists. I first became aware of MyCityWay when it was pointed out to me by Mobile futurist Adam Greenfield, when I interviewed him earlier this year. Despite it’s retroactive portal interface, there is something very compelling about this app. As it states on the product’s About page, MyCityWay offers information about upcoming events, city landmarks, free things to do in a city, tickets to shows, restaurant inspection results, shopping, live traffic cameras, dining reviews, and much more. In short, the app is a one-stop shop for city data on your mobile phone. It’s the Web in your pocket in the real world.Version 2 of MyCityWay was released last Friday and it features the ability to purchase event tickets, reserve restaurants using OpenView, and book tours. Co-founder Puneet Mehta told me that MyCityWay receives spikes of activity on Fridays – from restaurants, bars and clubs. Saturdays are also busy for the same reason. Another spike of activity is experienced during lunchtimes, for example from users looking for street food vendors near their location.The founders describe MyCityWay as a “discoverability portal.” Indeed, one of the things I like about this app is the amount of data it has – and not just the raw data that attracts users to the application in the first place, but data about how people actually use the app.MyCityWay is moving to give some of this data back to businesses. For example, if it gets a lot of user requests for an Indian restaurant in a given location, it can advise potential businesses that an Indian restaurant might prove popular in that location. MyCityWay can do this because it iscollecting usage data every minute of the day, about what people want to do in cities and where.According to the founders, the first version of MyCityWay was about search and the current second version is about discoverability. The next iteration, version 3, will be focused on providing “an experience.” Version 3 will take advantage of the next generation of the iPhone, 4G, which will feature apps running in background. When that functionality is available, MyCityWay will be able to push information to users.At that point, MyCityWay will have a number of different drivers: the user’s location, their profile, and “situational awareness.” Tags:#Location#mobile#web last_img read more

Jacking Up Buildings in Fairbanks

first_img This article is only available to GBA Prime Members Sign up for a free trial and get instant access to this article as well as GBA’s complete library of premium articles and construction details. Start Free Trial Already a member? Log incenter_img How do you build a residential foundation in Fairbanks, Alaska? The answer depends on site conditions — especially soil conditions and the presence or absence of permafrost. The answer may also depend on whether or not you think the climate is warming. Juggling all these factors is tricky, which is why some Fairbanks builders who followed best practices for foundation design ended up with buildings that are now leaning or sinking.From a construction viewpoint, Fairbanks has terrible soils. Some neighborhoods are underlain by permafrost that is hundreds of feet thick; in these areas, only the top few feet of soil ever thaw. Other sites formerly had stable permafrost — permafrost which is now melting. Still others never had permafrost — they just have unstable soils that are tricky to build on.Even builders who have sought the advice of engineers have learned the hard way that an expensive foundation won’t always keep you out of trouble.If you drive through certain Fairbanks neighborhoods, you’ll see lots of examples of buildings that appear to have sunk or settled unevenly. There is no single explanation for all of these foundation failures; each failure is unique. But taken together, these failures represent a cautionary tale for foundation designers.According to a 2017 news article by Emily Gertz on a web site called News Deeply, “Soils in Alaska’s second-largest city are marred by discontinuous permafrost. They’re unpredictable and dynamic and they shift and change, sometimes dramatically from season to season. … ‘There’s a lot of bad things happening with soils,’ said [structural engineer Tim] Henry. ‘I mean, compared to just four or five years ago, there’s a lot more [problems]. Seeing the properties that have been there for a long time and then move after 20 years, that’s real scary, because no one is… last_img read more

Wordstream Acquired for $150 Million by Gannett

first_imgToday Wordstream was acquired for $150 million by Gannett. This was confirmed by it’s founder Larry Kim via Linkedin. Kim started Wordstream when he was in his 20’s and grew it till around a year or so ago when he exited to start Mobile Monkey.Here is a little more information about Wordstream being acquired by Gannett. The purchase was for $130 million cash, net of cash acquired, plus $20 million earn-out in 2019 and 2020 based on revenue targets. Meaning this deal is more like $130 million plus some aggressive goals to have a higher earnout over the coming years.Gannett has entered into an agreement to acquire @WordStream, which will expand our digital marketing services with its self-service platform and complement @ReachLocal as part of USA TODAY NETWORK Marketing Solutions. Welcome to the family, WordStream! https://t.co/Xvcv0hudmM— Gannett (@Gannett) May 10, 2018This acquisition is a good win for Gannett that will lend a hand to it’s existing digital marketing services ReachLocal and SweetIQ.Robert Dickey, president and chief executive officer of Gannett, says:”WordStream’s technology, extensive data and analytics capabilities together with an experienced executive team will bring tremendous value to Gannett’s expanding digital marketing services business.”The McLean, Va.-based company Gannett recently reported a year-to-year revenue decline of 7.2 percent for the first quarter at properties it owned both this year and last. It operated at a small net loss of $400,000, essentially break-even on revenues of $723 million. Last year, the company reported a net loss of $2.08 million, or 2 cents per share, in the same period.Gannett stock is up nearly 2% or over $11.64 for the day.In the first year, WordStream is forecasted to contribute approximately $55 million in digital marketing services revenue and approximately $16 million of Adjusted EBITDA.Wordstream has 279 employees and had $32.6 Million in revenue in 2016.WordStream will continue to be headquartered in Boston, MA. Brad is the editor overseeing contributed content at ReadWrite.com. He previously worked as an editor at PayPal and Crunchbase. You can reach him at brad at readwrite.com. Tags:#gannett#money#wordstream Brad AndersonEditor In Chief at ReadWrite Related Posts Harver is on the Way to Reinvent High-Volume Hi… 4 Painless Ways to Pay off Small Business Loans… Venture Capital Is Just One Funding Option, Rem… Pyze Announces $4.6 Million Funding Round for A…last_img read more

Derrick Rose returns to Chicago, leads Wolves over Bulls

first_imgTS Kammuri to enter PAR possibly a day after SEA Games opening LATEST STORIES SEA Games: Biñan football stadium stands out in preparedness, completion Private companies step in to help SEA Games hosting The 30-year-old is hoping Wednesday night began a new chapter in his relationship with his hometown.Rose had 24 points and eight assists in just his second career game in the United Center against his former team, lifting the Minnesota Timberwolves to a 119-94 victory.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSPrivate companies step in to help SEA Games hostingSPORTSSEA Games: Biñan football stadium stands out in preparedness, completionSPORTSUrgent reply from Philippine ‍football chiefHe was cheered loudly throughout by the sellout crowd of 21,852.“It was great, man,” he said. “I didn’t expect it to be like this — overwhelming at some points. You can tell the support is still here.” Hotel management clarifies SEAG footballers’ kikiam breakfast issue Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. View comments Rose, the top pick in the 2008 draft, was named the NBA’s most valuable player in 2011. He had missed Minnesota’s previous game with a sore left ankle.Because of an assortment of injuries, this was just his fourth career game against the Bulls. He said he got 50 tickets for family and friends.“I’m happy I didn’t change throughout this whole process,” he said. “I remained myself. I stayed true to my family. There was a lot of people that jumped off the boat when I was going through things. I (saw) who they were. I know what’s fake love and what’s real love.”Karl-Anthony Towns had 20 points and 20 rebounds as the Timberwolves won their second straight on the road.Zach LaVine had 28 points in 26 minutes off the bench and Lauri Markkanen added 16 for Chicago, which had won two straight and three of five before Wednesday. LaVine had missed the previous five games with a sprained left ankle.ADVERTISEMENT Wolves coach Tom Thibodeau said Rose (averaging 18.7 points on 48.9 percent shooting) is playing at an All-Star level. When asked if he thought that was possible when Minnesota picked up the guard late last season — after he was waived by Utah — Thibodeau said:“I did. The thing that people forget about Derrick is he was MVP at 22. He was still young and that was the biggest thing. I always felt if he got back to being healthy that he could be very productive.”TIP-INSTimberwolves: Gibson finished with 16 points in 26 minutes . G Jeff Teague missed his fifth straight game with a left ankle injury.Bulls: LaVine had been sidelined since injuring the ankle late in the Bulls’ 97-91 loss to the Orlando Magic in Mexico City on Dec. 13. He originally was expected to be sidelined two to four weeks. “Ankle hurt a little bit,” he said. “I got tired of sitting down. It still hurts a little bit, but I’ll be OK.”UP NEXTTimberwolves: Host the Atlanta Hawks Friday night.Bulls: At the Washington Wizards Friday night. Minnesota Timberwolves guard Derrick Rose (25) drives to the basket past Chicago Bulls forward Justin Holiday (7) during the first half of an NBA basketball game Wednesday, Dec. 26, 2018, in Chicago. (AP Photo/Matt Marton)CHICAGO — For much of his seven seasons with the Bulls, Derrick Rose was a favorite son of Chicago. He was native born and virtually universally beloved.Things, though, soured towards the end as injuries mounted. The former franchise player was traded in 2016 and serenaded with boos upon his return a few months later.ADVERTISEMENTcenter_img LOOK: Joyce Pring goes public with engagement to Juancho Triviño Is Luis Manzano planning to propose to Jessy Mendiola? “I thought he looked good and aggressive,” Bulls coach Jim Boylen said of LaVine. “I like when he drives the ball. He attacked on his first two touches and sometimes that can get you going.”Both Rose and fellow former Bull Taj Gibson received loud ovations when they were announced during player introductions.Towns scored the game’s first basket, but it was Rose who set the tone early. He repeatedly attacked the basket — showing the form of earlier in his career before the rash of leg injuries — and had 10 points (5-for-8 shooting) and five assists in the first quarter as Minnesota took a 29-18 lead.The Timberwolves’ advantage was up to 60-37 at halftime.Rose had 19 points through three quarters as Minnesota took an 83-65 edge into the fourth.The Bulls pulled within 91-74, but Rose stopped the momentum with a jumper and Dario Saric added a 3-pointer on the next possession for a 96-74 lead with just over seven minutes remaining.Later in the fourth, the UC crowd started chanting, “MVP… MVP… MVP…” when Rose stepped to the foul line to complete a 3-point play.“I had to crack a smile a little bit,” he said. “It made me reminisce about some of the old days and how grateful I was to be in that position at a young age.“With the year I’m having, it’s very special to come back here and play.”GOOD HEALTH Rafael Nadal looks to Australian Open with confidence after surgery BREAKING: Corrections officer shot dead in front of Bilibid MOST READ Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next 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 Krausslast_img read more