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Jerry Buss, Lakers’ flamboyant owner, dies at 80

first_img‘Showtime’–In this Aug. 13, 2010 photo, Basketball Hall of Fame inductee, Los Angeles Lakers owner Jerry Buss, foreground, speaks as, from background left to right, Magic Johnson, Kareem Abdul Jabbar and Pat Riley react during the enshrinement ceremony in Springfield, Mass. (AP Photo/Elise Amendola, File) by Greg BeachamAP Sports WriterLOS ANGELES (AP) — Jerry Buss, the Los Angeles Lakers’ playboy owner who shepherded the NBA team to 10 championships from the Showtime dynasty of the 1980s to the Kobe Bryant era, died Monday. He was 80.Buss had been hospitalized for most of the past 18 months while undergoing cancer treatment, but the immediate cause of death was kidney failure, Steiner said. With his condition worsening in recent weeks, several prominent former Lakers visited Buss to say goodbye.“The NBA has lost a visionary owner whose influence on our league is incalculable and will be felt for decades to come,” NBA Commissioner David Stern said. “More importantly, we have lost a dear and valued friend.”Under Buss’ leadership since 1979, the Lakers became Southern California’s most beloved sports franchise and a worldwide extension of Hollywood glamour. Buss acquired, nurtured and befriended a staggering array of talented players and basketball minds during his Hall of Fame tenure, from Magic Johnson and Kareem Abdul-Jabbar to Bryant, Shaquille O’Neal and Dwight Howard.“He was a great man and an incredible friend,” Johnson tweeted.Few owners in sports history can approach Buss’ accomplishments with the Lakers, who made the NBA finals 16 times during his nearly 34 years in charge, winning 10 titles between 1980 and 2010. With 1,786 victories, the Lakers easily are the NBA’s winningest franchise since he bought the club, which is now run largely by Jim Buss and Jeanie Buss, two of his six children.“We not only have lost our cherished father, but a beloved man of our community and a person respected by the world basketball community,” the Buss family said in a statement issued by the Lakers.“It was our father’s often-stated desire and expectation that the Lakers remain in the Buss family. The Lakers have been our lives as well, and we will honor his wish and do everything in our power to continue his unparalleled legacy.”Buss always referred to the Lakers as his extended family, and his players rewarded his fanlike excitement with devotion, friendship and two hands full of championship rings. Working with front-office executives Jerry West, Bill Sharman and Mitch Kupchak, Buss spent lavishly to win his titles despite lacking a huge personal fortune, often running the NBA’s highest payroll while also paying high-profile coaches Pat Riley and Phil Jackson.Always an innovative businessman, Buss paid for the Lakers through both their wild success and his own groundbreaking moves to raise revenue. He co-founded a basic-cable sports television network and sold the naming rights to the Forum at times when both now-standard strategies were unusual, further justifying his induction to the Pro Basketball Hall of Fame in 2010.Buss was a “cornerstone of the Los Angeles sports community and his name will always be synonymous with his beloved Lakers,” Los Angeles Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa said. “It was through his stewardship that the Lakers brought ‘Showtime’ basketball and numerous championship rings to this great city. Today we mourn the loss and celebrate the life of a man who helped shape the modern landscape of sports in L.A.”Johnson and fellow Hall of Famers Abdul-Jabbar and Worthy formed lifelong bonds with Buss during the Lakers’ run to five titles in nine years in the 1980s, when the Lakers earned a reputation as basketball’s most exciting team with their flamboyant Showtime style.The buzz extended throughout the Forum, where Buss used the Laker Girls, a brass band and promotions to keep Los Angeles fans interested in all four quarters of their games. Courtside seats, priced at $15 when he bought the Lakers, became the hottest tickets in Hollywood — and they still are, with fixture Jack Nicholson and many other celebrities attending every home game.Worthy tweeted that Buss was “not only the greatest sports owner, but a true friend & just a really cool guy. Loved him dearly.”After a rough stretch of the 1990s for the Lakers, Jackson led O’Neal and Bryant to a three-peat from 2000-02, rekindling the Lakers’ mystique, before Bryant and Pau Gasol won two more titles under Jackson in 2009 and 2010. The Lakers have struggled mightily during their current season despite adding Howard and Steve Nash, and could miss the playoffs for just the third time since Buss bought the franchise.“Today is a very sad day for all the Lakers and basketball,” Gasol tweeted. “All my support and condolences to the Buss family. Rest in peace Dr. Buss.”Although Buss gained fame and fortune with the Lakers, he also was a scholar, Renaissance man and bon vivant who epitomized California cool his entire public life.Buss rarely appeared in public without at least one attractive, much younger woman on his arm at USC football games, high-stakes poker tournaments, hundreds of boxing matches promoted by Buss at the Forum — and, of course, Lakers games from his private box at Staples Center, which was built under his watch. In failing health recently, Buss hadn’t attended a Lakers game this season.Buss earned a Ph.D. in chemistry at age 24 and had careers in aerospace and real estate development before getting into sports. With money from his real-estate ventures and a good bit of creative accounting, Buss bought the then-struggling Lakers, the NHL’s Los Angeles Kings and both clubs’ arena — the Forum — from Jack Kent Cooke in a $67.5 million deal that was the largest sports transaction in history at the time.Last month, Forbes estimated the Lakers were worth $1 billion, second most in the NBA.Buss also helped change televised sports by co-founding the Prime Ticket network in 1985, receiving a star on Hollywood Walk of Fame in 2006 for his work in television. Breaking the contemporary model of subscription services for televised sports, Buss’ Prime Ticket put beloved broadcaster Chick Hearn and the Lakers’ home games on basic cable.Buss also sold the naming rights to the Forum in 1988 to Great Western Savings & Loan — another deal that was ahead of its time.Born in Salt Lake City, Gerald Hatten Buss was raised in poverty in Wyoming before improving his life through education. He also grew to love basketball, describing himself as an “overly competitive but underly endowed player.”After graduating from the University of Wyoming, Buss attended USC for graduate school. He became a chemistry professor and worked as a chemist for the Bureau of Mines before carving out a path to wealth and sports prominence.The former mathematician’s fortune grew out of a $1,000 real-estate investment in a West Los Angeles apartment building with partner Frank Mariani, an aerospace engineer and co-worker.Heavily leveraging his fortune and various real-estate holdings, Busspurchased Cooke’s entire Los Angeles sports empire in 1979, including a 13,000-acre ranch in Kern County. Buss cited his love of basketball as the motivation for his purchase, and he immediately worked to transform the Lakers — who had won just one NBA title since moving west from Minneapolis in 1960 — into a star-powered endeavor befitting Hollywood.“One of the first things I tried to do when I bought the team was to make it an identification for this city, like Motown in Detroit,” he told the Los Angeles Times in 2008. “I try to keep that identification alive. I’m a real Angeleno. I want us to be part of the community.”Buss’ plans immediately worked: Johnson, Abdul-Jabbar and coach Paul Westhead led the Lakers to the 1980 title. Johnson’s ball-handling wizardry and Abdul-Jabbar’s smooth inside game made for an attractive style of play evoking Hollywood flair and West Coast sophistication.Riley, the former broadcaster who fit the L.A. image perfectly with his slick-backed hair and good looks, was surprisingly promoted by Buss early in the 1981-82 season after West declined to co-coach the team. Riley became one of the best coaches in NBA history, leading the Lakers to four straight NBA finals and four titles, with Worthy, Michael Cooper, Byron Scott and A.C. Green playing major roles.Overall, the Lakers made the finals nine times in Buss’ first 12 seasons while rekindling the NBA’s best rivalry with the Boston Celtics, and Buss basked in the worldwide celebrity he received from his team’s achievements. His womanizing and partying became Hollywood legend, with even his players struggling to keep up with Buss’ lifestyle.Johnson’s HIV diagnosis and retirement in 1991 staggered Buss and the Lakers, the owner recalled in 2011. The Lakers struggled through much of the 1990s, going through seven coaches and making just one conference finals appearance in an eight-year stretch despite the 1996 arrivals of O’Neal, who signed with Los Angeles as a free agent, and Bryant, the 17-year-old high schooler acquired in a draft-week trade.Shaq and Kobe didn’t reach their potential until Buss persuaded Jackson, the Chicago Bulls’ six-time NBA champion coach, to take over the Lakers in 1999. Los Angeles immediately won the next three NBA titles in brand-new Staples Center, AEG’s state-of-the-art downtown arena built with the Lakers as the primary tenant.After the Lakers traded O’Neal in 2004, they hovered in mediocrity again until acquiring Gasol in a heist of a trade with Memphis in early 2008. Los Angeles made the next three NBA finals, winning two more titles.Through the Lakers’ frequent successes and occasional struggles, Buss never stopped living his Hollywood dream. He was an avid poker player and a fixture on the Los Angeles club scene well into his 70s, when a late-night drunk-driving arrest in 2007 — with a 23-year-old woman in the passenger seat of his Mercedes-Benz — prompted him to cut down on his partying.Buss owned the NHL’s Kings from 1979-87, and the WNBA’s Los Angeles Sparks won two league titles under Buss’ ownership. He also owned Los Angeles franchises in World Team Tennis and the Major Indoor Soccer League.Buss’ children all have worked for the Lakers organization in various capacities for several years. Jim Buss, the Lakers’ executive vice president of player personnel and the second-oldest child, has taken over much of the club’s primary decision-making responsibilities in the last few years, while daughter Jeanie runs the franchise’s business side.Jerry Buss still served two terms as president of the NBA’s Board of Governors and was actively involved in the 2011 lockout negotiations, developing blood clots in his legs attributed to his extensive travel during that time.Buss is survived by six children: sons Johnny, Jim, Joey and Jesse, and daughters Jeanie Buss and Janie Drexel. He had eight grandchildren.Arrangements are pending for a funeral and memorial services.Associated Press writer Andrew Dalton contributed to this report.last_img read more

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Graduating Tamaraws leave mark at FEU

first_imgThe names Axel Iñigo, Richard Escoto, Jasper Parker, and RJ Ramirez would never get into a conversation about being the best players in the UAAP for the past five years.ADVERTISEMENT But if there was ever a Tamaraw for almost his school educational life it has to be Richard Escoto who went to FEU Diliman in high school.“I want to thank FEU for giving me the eight years I had, from high school to college I was already here,” said Escoto who also played with older brother Russell in college, in Filipino “To the coaches, the bosses, the community, and of course the students, thank you for the support.”“Axel is one of my smartest players and I wouldn’t be surprised if he coaches someday,” said Racela. “You can’t discount Richard’s heart, he’s undersized but he makes up for it with hard work and a fighting heart.” LATEST STORIES Guiao on Kai Sotto: ‘He’s a fighter, he doesn’t get intimidated’ Parker and Ramirez didn’t spend the whole five years with the Tamaraws in the UAAP as both were transferees from Southwestern University in Cebu and Humber College in Toronto, respectively.“I thank FEU for giving me the things to take to the next level,” said Parker. “My teammates and I created a brotherhood off the court that you can take for the rest of your lives, they’re friends for life, so I’m thankful.”“I’m super thankful for playing with these guys, playing under coach Olsen,” said Ramirez. “I learned a lot of new things, just being patient and learning a lot from him.”Iñigo also didn’t play the whole five-year UAAP eligibility with FEU since he started his collegiate career with Adamson University but he was already there when the Tamaraws lost to the Blue Eagles in the Season 79 Final Four, which started a string of three straight semifinal losses to Ateneo.“Right now I have mixed emotions because I’m sad and happy because it feels so good to wear that FEU uniform because I was with Adamson for the first two years,” said Iñigo in Filipino. “When I got to FEU I became a better student, a better person, and FEU really gave me everything.”ADVERTISEMENT Will you be the first P16 Billion Powerball jackpot winner from the Philippines? For the complete collegiate sports coverage including scores, schedules and stories, visit Inquirer Varsity. Tim Cone, Ginebra set their sights on elusive All-Filipino crown Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew Japeth Aguilar embraces role, gets rewarded with Finals MVP plum UAAP Season 81: Racela says he’ll be ‘surprised’ if Ateneo loses a game in elims PLAY LIST 01:32UAAP Season 81: Racela says he’ll be ‘surprised’ if Ateneo loses a game in elims08:07Athletes treated to a spectacle as SEA Games 2019 officially ends01:02Fans fill up Philippine Arena for SEA Games opening02:14Carpio hits red carpet treatment for China Coast Guard02:56NCRPO pledges to donate P3.5 million to victims of Taal eruption00:56Heavy rain brings some relief in Australia02:37Calm moments allow Taal folks some respite03:23Negosyo sa Tagaytay City, bagsak sa pag-aalboroto ng Bulkang Taal01:13Christian Standhardinger wins PBA Best Player award Gov’t to employ 6,000 displaced by Taal Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Gretchen Barretto’s daughter Dominique graduates magna cum laude from California college MOST READ Those names are sure stable players when they play their roles but they’re no superstars.Still those four helped construct the Tamaraws’ backbone for several years in the UAAP.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSGinebra beats Meralco again to capture PBA Governors’ Cup titleSPORTSJapeth Aguilar wins 1st PBA Finals MVP award for GinebraSPORTSGolden State Warriors sign Lee to multiyear contract, bring back Chriss“I already thanked them earlier,” said FEU head coach Olsen Racela after the Tamaraws exited the UAAP Season 81 Final Four following an 80-61 loss to Ateneo 80-61 Sunday at Smart Araneta Coliseum.“JR [Parker] is one of the quickest guards we have in the UAAP, RJ provided us with so much energy and it just so happened that we have so many guards in this roster and that cut off his playing time but I appreciate his patience,” added Racela. Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Nadine Lustre’s phone stolen in Brazil Allen Durham still determined to help Meralco win 1st PBA title View commentslast_img read more

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CULTIVATING AND MAINTAINING THE HABIT OF THANKFULNESS (GRATITUDE (PART THREE): HOW TO GIVE THANKS

first_imgIn this third article of the series centered on the mechanics and necessity of thanksgiving particular attention will be paid to the question,“How should we give thanks to God and one another? Is thanksgiving an art? How then may it be mastered? How can one learn, maintain and teach others the art of thanksgiving? How may we adults teach our children to make thanksgiving a lifetime habit? Why is it important to know how to give thanks? These questions and others will be explored in this article. The second article on why is it essential to give thanks to God and one another observed the following: All human beings are encouraged and in fact commanded to give thanks to God in all circumstances and situations because God Almighty is the Source of all that each person is and has. The writer of Psalm 24 puts it accurately: “The earth is the Lord’s and all that is in it, the world and all who dwell therein” (14:1). The basis of all thanksgiving to God is that God is the Owner of us all and we are all mere stewards of his bounty. As stewards we manage what does not belong to us and are therefore accountable to the Owner. Our life and whatever comes with it is given on trusteeship. When we give him thanks in thought, word, and in deed we acknowledge that fact.We give and ought to give God praise and thanks because we depend on him for every success and blessing of life. Our ingenuity, great planning and industry would amount to nothing if God does not give the rain and sunshine. Where would we be if he does not give health and strength? As Paul the Apostle right confessed: “I plant and Apollos waters but it is God alone who gives the increase” (1 Corinthians 3:6).It is also our bounding duty to give thanks to one another for the good things we enjoy from one another (advice, guidance, encouragement, practical support that gives real relief in time of need, and the various ways others come alongside us to keep us going on in life). We depend on God and one another for whatever we have and enjoy in life. Ingratitude hurts. Conversely thanksgiving brings joy and warmth to God and the human heart. It ignites and propels the divine spark in each one of us. It begets more desire for goodness in the human thought and motivates for positive actions. We give thanks to express our dependence on God and on one another and this simple art of gratitude geminates goodness in ourselves and in others. While thanksgiving is essential to the health and wellbeing of individual and communal life, it has to be learnt and maintained by a conscious effort of the will, mind and strength. It is a simple art with profound effects on self and others and yet it is rare and has to be learned. Like most things it is learnt by practice. We show gratitude by saying “thank you” sincerely when anybody is kind to us in many different ways such as giving us food, clothes, a place to stay, direction, advice, school fees, and any kind of support. We should tell God Almighty “thank you” in the morning first thing, in the evening last thing, midday and whenever we remember to do so all through day for all the good as well as the bad things we receive and experience, for being alive and for strength to carry in spite of all problems and obstacles.We can thank God and other people by being kind to those who need our help desperately. When we seek out those who are in most need and provide care for them we show our gratitude to God whom we do not see physically. But when we are mean and nasty to others then we are ungrateful to God who is most kind to us; for we are returning evil for good. Some people help us and do not need our help in terms of money or other material kind, we return them thanks by giving and caring for those who are less fortunate than us.Thanksgiving emanates from an attitude and we can pray and fill our hearts and minds with thoughts of thankfulness even amid difficulties and problems in life. One expert, Warren Wiersbe says, “Outlook determines outcome. If we see only the problems, we will be defeated; but if we see the possibilities in the problems, we can have victory.” In other words it is not so much what happens but how one interprets and one can choose to think positively about lots of things including the ugly ones. We can choose to see and acknowledge the good in people and situations which are thought to be unfortunate. We can consciously choose to find reasons to thank God and others even when times and things are tough with us. This will help us get rid of some of the negativity and make us cheerful amid trials and tribulations.We can also help others, especially those we have influence over (our children and dependents) by setting example and by gently teaching and encouraging them to be grateful to God and others in various situations of life. By learning and keeping the good habit of thankfulness we free ourselves of bitterness, envy, jealously and cultivate a positive attitude of faith, hope and goodwill towards all. Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)last_img read more

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Energetic City to hold 2nd annual Energy Expo

first_imgTaking place at the Pomeroy Hotel Sept. 21 and 22 is the second annual Fort St. John Energy Expo, being presented by the Canadian Association of Petroleum Producers and Energy Services B.C.The expo will feature over 50 exhibitors from across the oil and gas industry and offers B.C. businesses the opportunity to interact with producers regarding the future operations of the industry.It will also provide the chance to gain insight into a variety of issues such as health, safety and environmental requirements.- Advertisement -The expo will begin on Wednesday, Sept. 21 and will run from 12 p.m. until 6 p.m. Thursday, Sept. 22 the expo will take place from 10 a.m. until 5 p.m.last_img read more

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Mountain lions attack pets in L.A. foothills

first_imgThat incident, just northeast of the Jet Propulsion Laboratory, was one of 200 or so domestic animals lost to mountain lions in California every year, a state Department of Fish and Game biologist told the newspaper. Mountain lions live in the rough country above Malibu, Santa Clarita and the entire San Gabriel range, flanking the Los Angeles basin’s north fringe. And with a record-setting drought causing deer to edge into suburban areas browsing for food, the lions are following. “People with rose gardens are going to attract deer like you wouldn’t believe,” said Michelle Roache, deputy director of special enforcement for the Los Angeles County Animal Control Department. Deer are No. 1 on the lions’ menu. By City News Service More dogs and cats in the San Gabriel Mountain foothills are being eaten by mountain lions, and residents of the hills are again being warned to watch out for the big cats, it was reported Sunday. One Altadena resident heard a neighbor’s dog bark for 10 minutes in the middle of the night, then the bark turned into a growl. That was the last ever heard from the 60-pound Labrador-mix dog, who was hauled over a 5-foot-high fence by the cat, the Pasadena Star-News reported. 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

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RTE’S NATIONWIDE TO FEATURE DONEGAL THIS EVENING

first_imgA Nationwide special featuring some of Donegal’s most famous characters and sites is to feature on RTE this evening.The three items to feature on this evening’s porgramme on RTE 1 at 7pm features the story of Fr.James McDyer of Glencomcille, the cliffs at Sliabh League and also the story of Kilcar yarns.Viewers can hear the story of Fr McDyer – a remarkable man who many say was ahead of his time and who would love to have around today. He came to Glencolmcille, Co. Donegal in the early 1950s to a glen scourged by emigration and set about transforming the lives of its people – creating jobs and much more besides. Using footage from the RTÉ archives and some recently discovered film shot by the man himself, Eileen Magnier tells the story of Father James McDyer. The team also finds out about the beauty of what has been described as the jewel in the Crown of Co. Donegal, the highest cliffs in Europe on the Sliabh League Peninsula.The show also features the fascinating story of Donegal tweed. It’s renowned worldwide and used by some of the world’s top fashion designers and it came from a little village in south west Donegal. Call it Donegal Yarn or Donegal Tweed – it’s a unique yarn used for spinning and knitting and it’s made in Kilcar in one of the few traditional wool spinning mills left. Coming in as raw wool, it’s worked through to a finished multicoloured fleck yarn and despite challenging economic times – business is booming!EndsRTE’S NATIONWIDE TO FEATURE DONEGAL THIS EVENING was last modified: August 19th, 2011 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:donegalKilcar yarnsNationwideRTESliabh Leaguelast_img read more

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Every 2018/19 Champions League home kit rated and ranked

first_imgOf course, with so many people watching, teams have got to dress to impress.The Champions League is the chance for clubs to show off their kits on the biggest stage, but which team will have the best kit on display in Europe this season? talkSPORT.com have rated and ranked the home shirts for all 32 teams qualified for the 2018/19 Champions League, and you can see the results below… Stop with the gradients! Suffering from the same problems as Man United’s kit, even if Spurs at least have workable colours. 33 31. Manchester United 33 on target 27. Manchester City 33 19. Bayern Munich 33 33 33 30. Galatasaray 33 Atletico handed huge boost for Liverpool tie with Diego Costa returning from injury Guessing the printer smudged as PSG’s shirts were getting made? 33 33 Like Brugge, Inter mix blue and black excellently. They don’t even get marked down for their narrow stripes because of just how eye catching their famous sponsor is. 33 33 The colours don’t really go together which means Gala’s kits never look particularly great. BOOST 33 Real Madrid are the reigning champions having defeated Liverpool in last season’s Champions League final 33 33 Boringly dull and completely forgettable. 29. Tottenham Hotspur 20. Porto Top scorer in 2019: Messi, Mbappe and Sterling trailing Europe’s top marksman 1. Young Boys 7. PSV Eindhoven A classic design that will go down well every year. Still the hipster choice. 33 25. Viktoria Plzen Seemingly unable to decide whether it’s beautiful or horrible, this shirt falls somewhere towards the latter. The colour combination is woeful, but the horizontal stripes are awesome. So close to perfection, yet so far. 3. Crvena Zvezda 22. Real Madrid Blandness to the extreme. And a sponsor that is placed far, far too high. 18. Club Brugge Boringly dull and completely forgettable. That armpit-high green and white line takes a boring shirt and makes it rather brilliant. There’s something very militant about the design. 33 ready? Lucky enough to utilise a brilliant colour scheme, Dortmund are never not going to have good kits 17. Shakhtar Donetsk 33 28. Schalke 04 33 Aiming high The Champions League is coming ever closer with all 32 participants confirmed and the draw taking place later today.It is the pinnacle of European club football, and people from all across the globe are glued to every match of the competition. Brilliant colour, brilliant sponsor, and a pattern bizarre enough to be regarded as cool. Oh, and there’s a panther. Monaco will always rank high for having such an individual shirt design. 33center_img Brilliantly iconic, if slightly boring in relation to some of this year’s finer efforts. 5. Ajax 21. CSKA Moscow 33 Striking red and white stripes made even better by the inclusion of the white band across the front. It’s iconic for Shakhtar, but it would be nice to see them try something different for once. 33 33 24. Paris Saint-Germain 12. Lokomotiv Moscow Again, boringly dull and completely forgettable. At least the red is nice enough to earn some extra marks. The gold embellishment on this centenary kit turns another plain shirt into something of masterpiece 33 14. Internazionale Horrible logo, dreadful gradient and the mixing of two colours that hardly ever look good together. 32. Hoffenheim 15. Roma 9. Valencia 33 Liverpool set for Champions League boost as Takumi Minamino will be available 33 Classic colours but stripes that are few too narrow. 4. AEK Athens A nice use of stripes and a brilliant colour combination produce a striking effort. 33 26. Benfica Ancelotti tells fans he has Champions League dream for Everton Not as good as the shirt they wore last season, but Liverpool have still knocked it out the park with another retro effort. Another kit using something of a military theme, Lyon’s shirt is definitely one of the most eye catching in the competition. There’s something just so striking about CSKA’s red and blue combination. And the sponsor looks fantastic. The gold trim on the stripes ties Red Star’s shirt in brilliantly with their badge. This would take first place if only the sponsor was smaller. Eye catching colours in brilliantly sized stripes, though the sponsor looks a bit out of place. 10. Borussia Dortmund 33 33 33 33 6. Juventus 11. Liverpool 23. Barcelona 33 Improving on their usual efforts with the lovely narrow lines that extend from the centre of the shirt. 33 8. Lyon There’s something very 1980s about AEK’s kit, which can only be a good thing. This is how stripes should be done from now on. This is just such a classy design. Latest Champions League news 33 The faded chevrons turn a plain kit into something much, much nicer. 2. Napoli 16. Atletico Madrid 13. Monaco It might by plain, but Roma’s colour combination is just outstandingly beautiful. Now this is a shirt. The central stripes look amazing and contrast so well with the yellow, and the sponsor gives the kit a real 1970s vibe. What better way to celebrate a return to the European Cup than go seriously retro.last_img read more

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Leeds dealt further blows as trio ruled out days after Bamford injury

first_img Hull defender MacDonald given all-clear after battle with bowel cancer “So we have four players missing, three of them are offensive players and I have to take this into account.“But we have solutions to face these problems. I have to contend with that on Saturday. We’ve designed the group so that we can solve these kind of problems.” stalemate Berardi is also a big loss, having played every minute of Leeds‘ league season so far at the heart of their defence.Speaking in his press conference, Bielsa said: “He [Roofe] received a kick that does not allow him to play. Latest Championship news Every Championship club’s best signing of the decade, including Taarabt and Dack goalless Roofe is Leeds’ leading scorer with four goals in six games Strugglers Wigan hold Blackburn to goalless draw in Championship Berahino hits back at b******t Johnson criticism – ‘I was in a dark place at Stoke’ 2 EFL result Leeds lose at Fulham, West Brom held, Charlton’s winless run continues 2 Leeds are without three attacking players, including Hernandez (above) ROUND-UP Cardiff and Preston play out stalemate in Championship early kick-off GREAT NEWS Leeds have been dealt a string of further injury blows following the news Patrick Bamford will be out of action until the new year.Earlier this week it was confirmed Bamford, the forward, will miss around four months of football due to knee ligament damage, and manager Marcelo Bielsa has now revealed further woes.Kemar Roofe, Pablo Hernandez and Gaetano Berardi are all to miss this weekend’s clash at Millwall, meaning Leeds are without their big-money signing (Bamford), their top scorer (Roofe) and their joint-second top scorer (Hernandez). Bannan penalty helps Sheffield Wednesday strengthen grip on play-off place impact REPLY Hernandez, who has three goals and two assists this season, is expected to be out of action for up to five weeks, while Berardi could be back before the end of the month.last_img read more

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SNOW FALLS IN DONEGAL AS COUNTY IS BATTERED BY HIGH WINDS AND DRIVING RAIN

first_imgThe snow is here!Donegaldaily.com readers have contacted us to say there is sleet close to the entrance of Glenveagh National Park stretching back to Dunlewey.There were also very high winds reported in Gaoth Dobhair. The readers told us “It was freezing when I was traveling over to Letterkenny this morning from Gaoth Dobhair.“But I couldn’t believe it when we were driving past the gates of Glenveagha nd the side of the road was white. It was covered in sleet.”The county is currently being battered and bruised by high winds, hail and driving rain from ex-hurricane Ophelia.Did you see snow or sleet on your travels this morning? Let us know at info@donegaldaily.com. EndsSNOW FALLS IN DONEGAL AS COUNTY IS BATTERED BY HIGH WINDS AND DRIVING RAIN was last modified: October 6th, 2011 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)last_img read more