Mikko Rantanen injury update: Colorado Avalanche forward expected to return Saturday against Chicago Blackhawks

first_imgRantanen suffered the injury Oct. 21 against the St. Louis Blues when his skate appeared to get caught on the ice, forcing his left ankle to twist awkwardly.WELL HELLO THERE 👀#GoAvsGo pic.twitter.com/WbA9V0nucI— Colorado Avalanche (@Avalanche) November 30, 2019Avalanche coach Jared Bednar had predicted Rantanen’s return would come Saturday after Thursday’s practice. The 23-year-old was initially labeled as week-to-week, but the 23-year-old winger ultimately missed more than a month of action. The Avalanche will regain his services for the second of back-to-back games against Chicago.Rantanen produced 12 points (five goals, seven assists) through nine games prior to the injury. The 6-4, 215-pound forward was a big contributor to the Avs’ offense over the previous two seasons, tallying 87 and 84 points, respectively. The Colorado Avalanche will get a key part of their offense back on Saturday.Mikko Rantanen is set to make his return to the team’s lineup against the Chicago Blackhawks after missing 16 games with a lower-body injury, according to The Athletic’s Ryan S. Clark.last_img read more

5 people injured Monday afternoon in 3-vehicle accident west of Oxford

first_img Close Forgot password? Please put in your email: Send me my password! Close message Login This blog post All blog posts Subscribe to this blog post’s comments through… RSS Feed Subscribe via email Subscribe Subscribe to this blog’s comments through… RSS Feed Subscribe via email Subscribe Follow the discussion Comments Logging you in… Close Login to IntenseDebate Or create an account Username or Email: Password: Forgot login? Cancel Login Close WordPress.com Username or Email: Password: Lost your password? Cancel Login Dashboard | Edit profile | Logout Logged in as Admin Options Disable comments for this page Save Settings You are about to flag this comment as being inappropriate. Please explain why you are flagging this comment in the text box below and submit your report. The blog admin will be notified. Thank you for your input. There are no comments posted yet. Be the first one! Post a new comment Enter text right here! Comment as a Guest, or login: Login to IntenseDebate Login to WordPress.com Login to Twitter Go back Tweet this comment Connected as (Logout) Email (optional) Not displayed publicly. Name Email Website (optional) Displayed next to your comments. Not displayed publicly. If you have a website, link to it here. Posting anonymously. Tweet this comment Submit Comment Subscribe to None Replies All new comments Comments by IntenseDebate Enter text right here! Reply as a Guest, or login: Login to IntenseDebate Login to WordPress.com Login to Twitter Go back Tweet this comment Connected as (Logout) Email (optional) Not displayed publicly. Name Email Website (optional) Displayed next to your comments. Not displayed publicly. If you have a website, link to it here. Posting anonymously. Tweet this comment Cancel Submit Comment Subscribe to None Replies All new comments By Shane Farley, Newscow.net — The crash happened just after 2 p.m. on U.S. 160 highway and left the roadway closed to traffic for a time.According to a report from the Kansas Highway Patrol, 58-year-old Catherine Wills, of Mulvane, was eastbound on the highway in a 1999 Jeep Cherokee when she attempted to pass slower traffic.Wills entered the westbound lane where she collided head on with a 2000 Chevy pick-up driven by 76-year-old Bobbie L. Treat, of Oxford. Treat’s truck was then struck from behind by a 2000 Dodge Stratus driven by 28-year-old Samantha Fortner, of Oxford.Wills was taken, by private vehicle, to the hospital in Winfield for treatment. A passenger, 57-year-old John Wills, of Mulvane, was transported to Wesley Medical Center in Wichita.Treat was transported to Winfield for medical treatment. A passenger, 34-year-old Bobbie L. Treat Jr., of Oxford, sustained minor injuries.Fortner was transported, by private vehicle, to the hospital for treatment.All involved were wearing seat belts, according to the highway patrol.last_img read more

South Barber beats Caldwell on its homecoming night

first_imgCaldwell homecoming king Kyler Bruey and queen Karlee Schmidt.by James Jordan, Sumner Newscow — Caldwell put together a strong rally in the third quarter, and got to within four points, but ended up losing to South Barber 60-36 at the Caldwell Bluejay homecoming game.In the third quarter Caldwell adjusted to the South Barber offense and got some stops. But third and longs were a problem for Caldwell all night. South Barber was four of four on third and 10 plays, and six of six on third down in the second half.Caldwell football players do double duty at halftime, playing in the band.Caldwell had trouble stopping South Barber most of the night, and the Chieftans built a 26-6 lead in the second quarter behind the running of quarterback Grant Cantrell and running back Neal Gugelmeyer.A key moment came in the second quarter with Caldwell trailing 20-6 and South Barber again had the ball. Caldwell seemed to have gotten a stop by getting a sack on third and ten, but the team was flagged for a late hit, and that allowed South Barber to put together another scoring drive.Caldwell had its moments though. South Barber scored on its first possession when Gugelmeyer scored from five yards out.  Caldwell’s Colten Ward returned the ensuing kick 78 yards for a touchdown, and after a two point try failed, Caldwell trailed 8-6.South Barber dominated from that point and led 26-6 with 5:44 left in the second quarter.Colten Ward tries to elude South Barber defenders.Ward scored again for Caldwell on a 29-yard run, and he ran in a two point conversion to cut the deficit to 26-14.South Barber responded with a touchdown, scoring with 26 seconds left in the half.Ward threw a long pass to Kyler Bruey, who made an acrobatic catch in the endzone with no time left to cut the margin to 34-22 at the half.Caldwell got two stops in the third, with a pass from Ward to Jalen Risely on a fourth down, from 25 yards out. Ward ran in for two and with 3:12 left in the third, Caldwell trailed 34-30.South Barber’s Cantrell broke off some nice runs on the next drive and led his team to a touchdown as the quarter ended, but the deficit was at 10 heading into the final quarter.South Barber scored on its next two possessions, and Caldwell got one more score – a 14-yard run by Ward – but the Chieftans were in control at that point.With less than a minute left South Barber threw a touchdown pass on fourth down from 33 yards out to make the final 60-36.South Barber moves to 6-1 while Caldwell falls to 2-5.Cantrell rushed for 166 yards for South Barber and scored five touchdowns rushing and one passing. Gugelmeyer had 60 yards rushing and two touchdowns.For Caldwell, Ward had 156 yards passing, three touchdowns and two interceptions. He rushed for 71 yards and two touchdowns, and had 78 return yards for another score. As far as the district standings are concerned, this is a killer. South Barber and A&A now have the upper hand for the playoffs. Statistics for the game can be found here: Box Scores for South Barber @ CaldwellFollow us on Twitter. Close Forgot password? Please put in your email: Send me my password! Close message Login This blog post All blog posts Subscribe to this blog post’s comments through… RSS Feed Subscribe via email Subscribe Subscribe to this blog’s comments through… RSS Feed Subscribe via email Subscribe Follow the discussion Comments Logging you in… Close Login to IntenseDebate Or create an account Username or Email: Password: Forgot login? Cancel Login Close WordPress.com Username or Email: Password: Lost your password? Cancel Login Dashboard | Edit profile | Logout Logged in as Admin Options Disable comments for this page Save Settings You are about to flag this comment as being inappropriate. Please explain why you are flagging this comment in the text box below and submit your report. The blog admin will be notified. Thank you for your input. There are no comments posted yet. Be the first one! Post a new comment Enter text right here! Comment as a Guest, or login: Login to IntenseDebate Login to WordPress.com Login to Twitter Go back Tweet this comment Connected as (Logout) Email (optional) Not displayed publicly. Name Email Website (optional) Displayed next to your comments. Not displayed publicly. If you have a website, link to it here. Posting anonymously. Tweet this comment Submit Comment Subscribe to None Replies All new comments Comments by IntenseDebate Enter text right here! Reply as a Guest, or login: Login to IntenseDebate Login to WordPress.com Login to Twitter Go back Tweet this comment Connected as (Logout) Email (optional) Not displayed publicly. Name Email Website (optional) Displayed next to your comments. Not displayed publicly. If you have a website, link to it here. Posting anonymously. Tweet this comment Cancel Submit Comment Subscribe to None Replies All new commentslast_img read more

2015 Kingman Tournament Classic starts this week

first_imgA2 Boys vs. B2 Boys 3:00Haven vs. Sterling (girls)Haven vs. Sterling (boys) A3 Boys vs. B3 boys NEW GYM (VARSITY GAMES)OLD GYM (JUNIOR VARSITY GAMES) POOL B:  Haven, Sterling, Sunrise Academy Sumner Newscow report — The 2015 Kingman Eagle Classic Basketball tournament will start this week.Wellington and Conway Springs will be playing in the tournament. Wellington starts Tuesday, Dec. 8 against Kingman in its season opener. Conway Springs and Wellington will play one another on Thursday.  NEW GYM (VARSITY GAMES)OLD GYM (JUNIOR VARSITY GAMES) A2 Girls vs. B2 Girls 4:40Haven vs. Sterling (boys)Haven vs Sterling (girls)        6:20Conway vs. Kingman (girls)Conway vs. Kingman (boys) NEW GYM (VARSITY GAMES) 8:00Wellington vs. Kingman (boys)Wellington vs. Kingman (girls) 8:00Conway vs. Kingman (boys)Conway vs. Kingman (girls) NEW GYM (VARSITY GAMES)OLD GYM (JUNIOR VARSITY GAMES) 1:10A3 BOYS VS. B3 BOYS Thursday, December 10, 2015 11:30A3 GIRLS VS. B3 GIRLS Friday, December 11, 2015 3:00Conway vs. Wellington (girls)Conway vs. Wellington (boys) 2:50A2 GIRLS VS. B2 GIRLS A1 Boys vs. B1 Boys POOL A:  Conway, Kingman, Wellington A3 Girls vs. B3 Girls GAME SCHEDULE Tuesday, December 8, 2015 Follow us on Twitter. 8:00Sunrise vs. Haven (boys)Sunrise vs. Haven (girls) Saturday, December 12, 2015 OLD GYM (JUNIOR VARSITY GAMES) 6:10A1 GIRLS VS. B1 GIRLS A1 Girls vs. B1 Girls 6:20Wellington vs. Kingman (girls)Wellington vs. Kingman (boys) 4:30A2 BOYS VS. B2 BOYS 6:20Sunrise vs. Haven (girls)Sunrise vs. Haven (boys) 4:40Sterling vs. Sunrise (boys)Sterling vs. Sunrise (girls) 4:40Conway vs. Wellington (boys)Conway vs. Wellington (girls) whoever their Varsity Boys are playing the JV Girls will play whoever their Varsity Girls are playing. 3:00Sterling vs. Sunrise (girls)Sterling vs. Sunrise (boys) PLEASE NOTE:  Each teams JV opponent on Saturday will be whoever the respective varsity team is playing.  Jv Boys will play 7:40A1 BOYS VS. B1 BOYS 2015 KINGMAN EAGLE CLASSIC     Close Forgot password? Please put in your email: Send me my password! Close message Login This blog post All blog posts Subscribe to this blog post’s comments through… RSS Feed Subscribe via email Subscribe Subscribe to this blog’s comments through… RSS Feed Subscribe via email Subscribe Follow the discussion Comments Logging you in… Close Login to IntenseDebate Or create an account Username or Email: Password: Forgot login? Cancel Login Close WordPress.com Username or Email: Password: Lost your password? Cancel Login Dashboard | Edit profile | Logout Logged in as Admin Options Disable comments for this page Save Settings You are about to flag this comment as being inappropriate. Please explain why you are flagging this comment in the text box below and submit your report. The blog admin will be notified. Thank you for your input. There are no comments posted yet. Be the first one! Post a new comment Enter text right here! Comment as a Guest, or login: Login to IntenseDebate Login to WordPress.com Login to Twitter Go back Tweet this comment Connected as (Logout) Email (optional) Not displayed publicly. Name Email Website (optional) Displayed next to your comments. Not displayed publicly. If you have a website, link to it here. Posting anonymously. Tweet this comment Submit Comment Subscribe to None Replies All new comments Comments by IntenseDebate Enter text right here! Reply as a Guest, or login: Login to IntenseDebate Login to WordPress.com Login to Twitter Go back Tweet this comment Connected as (Logout) Email (optional) Not displayed publicly. Name Email Website (optional) Displayed next to your comments. Not displayed publicly. If you have a website, link to it here. Posting anonymously. Tweet this comment Cancel Submit Comment Subscribe to None Replies All new commentslast_img read more

Susan Russell, 59, Wellington: Feb. 19, 1956 – Jan. 14, 2016

first_imgSusan RussellSusan Elaine Russell, age 59, of Wellington, died on January 14, 2016, at Via Christi St. Francis Hospital in Wichita.  She had been the Manager of the Lancome  Cosmetics Department at Dillard’s for 21 years before retiring.Susan Elaine (Wulf) Russell was born on February 19, 1956 in El Paso, TX to Woodrow Wilson Wulf and Elizabeth Ann (Regnary) Wulf.  She was a lifelong resident of the Wellington area and was a graduate of Wellington High School with the Class of 1974.Susan married Dean B. Russell on September 10, 1977 in Mayfield.Susan bravely battled health issues for the last few years.  She cared for others more than herself.  She enjoyed cooking and caring for her grandchildren. She was preceded in death by her parents.Survivors include her husband, Dean Russell of Wellington, KS; two children, Aaron Russell and his wife Rachel of Wichita, KS and Adrienne O’Donnell and her husband Tim of Bel Aire, KS; one brother, David Wulf and his wife Cindy of Minneapolis, MN; five grandchildren, Braden O’Donnell, Taylor O’Donnell, Brody O’Donnell, Jaxon Russell, and Jace Russell.There will be a private family memorial service on Friday.Visitation will be held at the funeral home on Thursday, January 21, 2016 from 3 to 8 p.m.  The Family will be present to greet friends from 6 to 8 p.m.A Memorial has been established with the Wellington Food Bank.  Contributions can be left at the funeral home.Frank Funeral Home has been entrusted with the arrangements.To leave condolences or sign our guest book, please visit our website at www.frankfuneralhome.netlast_img read more

Sports Today: Wellington Middle School volleyball teams overpower opponents….

first_imgby Tracy McCue, Sumner Newscow — The following are sports results that we have for Tuesday, Sept. 13:———Wellington eighth grade volleyballWellington over Mulvane, win: Set 1: 25-17 WLexi Clift  2 assists, 2 aces, 1 dig.Kayleigh Smalley  7 aces, 2 digs.Allison Buresh  2 kills, 1 dig.Mykiland French  2 assists, 1 ace. Draven Warnock  1 kill, 1 ace, 3 digs.Myriland French  1 kill, 5 digs.Kadin Brown  1 dig. Set 2: 25-21 WLexi Clift  1 kill, 2 assists.Kayleigh Smalley 2 kills, 1 ace, 2 digs.Allison Buresh  1 ace.Mykiland French 1 kill, 5 assists.Draven Warnock  4 digs.Myriland French  3 kills, 2 digs.Kadin Brown  2 digs. Wellington A Team vs. Rose Hill, win: Set 1: 21-25 L Lexi Clift 3 kills, 2 assists, 1 ace, 1 dig.Kayleigh Smalley 1 ace, 3 digs.Allison Buresh 1 kill.Mykiland French 1 dig.Draven Warnock 2 kills, 3 digs .Myriland French 2 digs.Kadin Brown 3 digs.Set 2: 25-20 WLexi Clift  2 kills, 1 Assist, 1 ace, 1 dig.Kayleigh Smalley 1 kill, 2 aces, 2 digs.Mykiland French 1 Assist, 3 aces.Draven Warnock 1 kill, 4 digs.Myriland French 2 aces, 2 digs.Kadin Brown 1 dig.Set 3: 15-10 WLexi Clift  1 Assist, 1 dig.Allison Buresh 1 kill.Mykiland French 1 ace.Draven Warnock 3 digs.Myriland French 1 ace, 1 dig.A Team Season Record 3-1    A Team League Record: 0-0.———Wellington B Team vs. Mulvane – WONSet 1: 18-25 LSet 2: 25-21 WSet 3: 15-6 W Wellington B Team vs. Rose Hill – LOSTSet 1: 25-11  LSet 2: 25-21  L B Team Season Record: 3-1   B Team League Record: 0-0———Wellington seventh volleyball: 7A25-14 Wellington over Rose Hill25-13 Wellington over Rose Hill25-21 Wellington over Mulvane25-15 Wellington over Mulvane25-19 Mulvane over Rose Hill25-21 Rose Hill over Mulvane15-10 Mulvane over Rose Hill7B25-23 Wellington over Rose Hill25-18 Wellington over Rose Hill25-23 Wellington over Mulvane25-17 Mulvane over Wellington15-4 Mulvane over Wellington25-16 Mulvane over Rose Hill25-21 Mulvane over Rose Hill———Wellington Middle School tennis: The Wellington Middle School Girls tennis team traveled to Haysville yesterday and dominated their opponent winning every match.  “Way to go ladies, awesome job,” said WMS girls tennis coach Terri Driskell. “Good luck this Thursday at Goddard Ike.:———Freshman-Sophomore football: El Dorado 20 Wellington 14. Follow us on Facebook.Follow us on Twitter. Close Forgot password? Please put in your email: Send me my password! Close message Login This blog post All blog posts Subscribe to this blog post’s comments through… RSS Feed Subscribe via email Subscribe Subscribe to this blog’s comments through… RSS Feed Subscribe via email Subscribe Follow the discussion Comments Logging you in… Close Login to IntenseDebate Or create an account Username or Email: Password: Forgot login? Cancel Login Close WordPress.com Username or Email: Password: Lost your password? Cancel Login Dashboard | Edit profile | Logout Logged in as Admin Options Disable comments for this page Save Settings You are about to flag this comment as being inappropriate. Please explain why you are flagging this comment in the text box below and submit your report. The blog admin will be notified. Thank you for your input. There are no comments posted yet. Be the first one! Post a new comment Enter text right here! Comment as a Guest, or login: Login to IntenseDebate Login to WordPress.com Login to Twitter Go back Tweet this comment Connected as (Logout) Email (optional) Not displayed publicly. Name Email Website (optional) Displayed next to your comments. Not displayed publicly. If you have a website, link to it here. Posting anonymously. Tweet this comment Submit Comment Subscribe to None Replies All new comments Comments by IntenseDebate Enter text right here! Reply as a Guest, or login: Login to IntenseDebate Login to WordPress.com Login to Twitter Go back Tweet this comment Connected as (Logout) Email (optional) Not displayed publicly. Name Email Website (optional) Displayed next to your comments. Not displayed publicly. If you have a website, link to it here. Posting anonymously. Tweet this comment Cancel Submit Comment Subscribe to None Replies All new commentslast_img read more

Toronto Maple Leafs trade grade: Much-needed goaltending, grit come over from Los Angeles Kings

first_imgA rental player (he’ll be a UFA on July 1), Clifford also brings with him two Stanley Cup rings. Like his reunited teammate Jake Muzzin, he has driven deep into the postseason, knows how physical the playoffs are and has tasted success. That’s key inside the locker room.He may only have 129 career points (60 goals, 69 assists) in 660 games, but he’ll add a nice layer to a roster that has missed that element.A quick note: Dubas knew what he was getting in the trade, aside from what each player brings. The Leafs GM’s first deal with the OHL’s Soo Greyhounds was to acquire Campbell from Windsor. John Shannon also pointed out that Dubas represented Clifford when he was an agent. Backup Michael Hutchinson, who has struggled mightily this season, entered the net and allowed three goals on 13 shots as the Leafs let a 3-1 lead slip away in the third period. Against the Rangers, he wasn’t any better as he misread chance after chance and gave up four goals on 34 shots. NHL TRADE TRACKER 2020: List of deals completed before the deadlineWith Toronto having a playoffs-or-bust mentality, general manager Kyle Dubas finally pulled the trigger on a trade that had reportedly been in the works for a while.Here’s how the Leafs did.Maple Leafs received from Los Angeles:Goaltender Jack Campbell, forward Kyle CliffordKings received from Toronto:Forward Trevor Moore, Columbus’ third-round draft pick in 2020 (previously acquired from Ottawa on July 1, 2019) and a conditional third-round draft pick in 2021. Los Angeles will retain 50 percent of Clifford’s salary as part of the transaction. According to TSN’s Pierre LeBrun, the conditional pick is based on whether UFA Kyle Clifford re-signs and a number of wins by Campbell. That conditional third in ‘21 becomes a 2nd RD pick if either Clifford re-signs with the Leafs OR Campbell wins a certain amount of games …. Kings are guaranteed at least the 3rd Rd pick if neither of those conditions are met https://t.co/2GHoMyPFOJ— Pierre LeBrun (@PierreVLeBrun) February 6, 2020For more on the deal, click here.Leafs grade: A-Toronto coach Sheldon Keefe was noncommittal after the Rangers loss about Hutchinson starting Friday when the Anaheim Ducks visit Scotiabank Arena. “It’s too early to tell and there’s a lot going on obviously with Fred and some other things too,” he said.Well, now we know what those “other things” were. The Maple Leafs got their backup goalie — and possible starting goalie — for the foreseeable future.Campbell doesn’t have good numbers this year, but to be fair, the Kings are not a good hockey team. In 20 games, he is 8-10-2 with a .900 save percentage and -4.82 GSAA. Last season, he went 10-14-1 in 31 games with a .928 save percentage and a 15.16 GSAA on a Kings team that was just as bad. For perspective: Campbell has a 109 Goals Against percentage (league average is 100) and a -4.82 GSAA. Quick has a 116 Goals Against percentage and a -13.70 GSAA (and he looks better than he did last year). These Kings are HARD to play behind.— Catherine Silverman (@catmsilverman) February 6, 2020Despite the poor numbers, he’s a definite upgrade from Hutchinson. He may only have 58 NHL games under his belt, but considering just how bad the Kings have been in front of him — they are 0-20-1 when trailing after one period — he has done an admirable job, and from watching this clip of saves, it’s easy to see he tracks the puck and reads the play well above Hutchinson’s level.50 seconds of crazy Jack Campbell saves #LeafsForever pic.twitter.com/w8y1SYgODh— Rink Rat Report (@RinkRatReport) February 6, 2020Sportsnet’s Chris Johnson also notes that Crawford has two more years on his contract and could be exposed in the Seattle expansion draft.As for Clifford, he’ll be a bottom-six forward but will add a desperately needed gritty, tough, physical element. Toronto is a finesse team with the likes of Auston Matthews, Mitchell Marner and John Tavares. It has the second-best offensive numbers (193 goals for) in the NHL, but it also averages just 16.9 hits per game (the league average is around 21.6); against the Rangers, they were outhit 29-12.NHL POWER RANKINGS: Toronto Maple Leafs dropSpeaking of Tavares, he was tagged for roughing at the end of the game after tangling with Ryan Lindgren, something the team’s captain and one of its top scorers should not have to do.”He cross-checked me and then I thought he just shoved me and I couldn’t stand there and take it,” Tavares said, adding that he was fighting for his ice. The tussle came 40 seconds after Zach Hyman dropped the gloves with ex-University of Michigan teammate Jacob Trouba and was left bloodied. Those two have five fights between them, as per hockeyfights.com.In the postseason — which is not guaranteed for Toronto at this juncture — physical, big bodies are needed. The Leafs entered Wednesday’s contest with only two fights on the season — and the first one wasn’t until Travis Dermott dropped the gloves in early December. According to hockeyfights.com, Clifford has three himself this season and 80 in his career. NEW YORK — The Toronto Maple Leafs’ future between the pipes was officially murky until approximately 50 minutes after they lost a second consecutive game, 5-3 to the New York Rangers.Two nights earlier, No. 1 netminder Frederik Andersen was injured and left the game after the first period in the team’s 5-3 loss to the Florida Panthers. Andersen is out with a neck injury and the time frame for his return is unknown. That doesn’t help a team that’s on the outside looking in at the postseason.last_img read more

Lakers’ LeBron James, Anthony Davis left stunned by David Blaine’s incredible card trick

first_img (ABC) https://images.daznservices.com/di/library/sporting_news/d/f2/anthony-davis-lebron-james-david-blaine-040220-ftrjpg_1c5x9a6rhup6q1fv3zgt24yook.jpg?t=1000470921&w=500&quality=80 MORE: Carmelo Anthony shares crazy boat story about LeBron JamesBlaine started with the standard “pick a card, any card” bit, allowing Davis to select his card and show it to James, JaVale McGee and other members of the organization. Blaine told Davis to sign the card, a process both Davis and James took very seriously by walking into the other room for a private discussion. (Spoiler: They didn’t fool the professional magician.)In order to prove he wasn’t using sleight of hand to find the correct card, Blaine told Davis and James to hold his wrists with the full deck in his possession. Rather than simply pulling Davis’ card out of the deck, Blaine eliminated other suits until he only had hearts left, including the signed card that Davis and James desperately tried to hide from him.”You was holding his damn hands, bruh,” Davis said to James.If you’ve ever seen a Blaine special before, you already knew the reaction was coming. Everything is captured in one moment.Davis is still trying to figure out what’s happening. McGee is just baffled. James completely rejects the idea of magic. The spectators in the back can’t help but laugh. LeBron James’ basketball IQ and brilliant passing ability make him an on-court magician, but even he couldn’t comprehend this particular trick.James and fellow All-Star Anthony Davis were featured in David Blaine’s ABC special “The Magic Way” on Wednesday night. The popular illusionist visited the Lakers’ practice facility — this happened before the coronavirus pandemic, so don’t freak out about social distancing — to perform a classic card trick with a twist.center_img Now it’s time for Blaine to take his act to the next level.He needs to hire Magic Johnson as his assistant and steal the title of Johnson’s old talk show, “The Magic Hour.”last_img read more

‘Assassin’s Creed’ trailer: Valhalla, Vikings and everything we know about the game

first_imgI had the opportunity to work on one of my favorite video game franchises this year and I’m excited to finally share this with you! The official debut trailer for the new @assassinscreed will drop worldwide tomorrow, don’t miss it! @Ubisoft #AssassinsCreedThank you for watching pic.twitter.com/C4H0UUy0Gw— BossLogic (@Bosslogic) April 29, 2020 “Assassin’s Creed” remains an Ubisoft game staple as it enters its third decade, and a trailer for a new title called “Assassin’s Creed: Valhalla” was released Thursday.The company on Wednesday provided hints of what to expect from the trailer, publishing a teaser image of a Viking torso. Ubisoft then put out a four-minute cinematic trailer on YouTube that revealed the game would be released in late 2020.MORE: ‘Battlefield 6’ confirmed, but details remain sparseHere’s what to know about “Assassin’s Creed: Valhalla”:Watch ‘Assassin’s Creed’ trailer onlineHere’s a look at the trailer, which focuses on the legacy of the Vikings in a nuanced perspective that manages to be battle-heavy while offering a glimpse into how Ubisoft might portray the Norse people beyond mere brutes.What is the name of the announced ‘Assassin’s Creed’ game?The next edition of the game will be called “Assassin’s Creed: Valhalla.”What does ‘Valhalla’ mean?Valhalla is the mythological setting in which heroic Norse combatants are chosen to go following their deaths. It is considered heaven-like.Odin, the Viking god who presides over Valhalla, is referenced in the trailer.”Odin is with us!” shouts a Viking to his fellow warriors amid a battle scene in the clip.center_img What is else is known about the game?In addition to the name, which gives clues of its own about the game’s setting, the teaser image released Wednesday shows what appears to be a muscular, axe-wielding Viking warrior. There’s a raven flying in the upper left-hand corner of the picture and a split of a ship scene and a land battle.The trailer expands on that imagery, showing the Vikings sailing into an epic battle scene.What is the release date for ‘Assassin’s Creed: Valhalla’?The trailer announced the game would be released during the holiday season at the end of this year. The last “Assassin’s Creed” game — “Assassin’s Creed: Odyssey” — hit stores in October 2018.last_img read more

ESPN fast-tracks documentary on the 1998 MLB home run chase on the heels of ‘The Last Dance’

first_imgFrom ESPN’s PR department: In ESPN’s new 30 for 30 film “Long Gone Summer,” director AJ Schnack takes viewers back to the landmark 1998 baseball season — its tremendous highlights, massive impact, and undeniable complications. Featuring in-depth interviews with both McGwire and Sosa, talking at length for the first time in over two decades, the intimate portrait carries viewers through every twist and turn of the sluggers’ historic chase of Roger Maris’s iconic record of 61 home runs in a single season. MORE: ‘The Last Dance’ — A complete guide to the ESPN docuseriesThe 1998 season is often credited as the year that “saved” baseball, considering fans had been left wanting and jaded following the 1994 strike. The home run chase between Mark McGwire and Sammy Sosa — and burgeoning use of performance-enhancing drugs across the league — is seen as the turning point for many baseball fans getting back into the sport.June 14th: “Long Gone Summer”ESPN’s newest 30 for 30 that is going to air about MLB’s 1998 HR race between Sammy Sosa and Mark McGwire. Exclusive interviews, footage, and more directed by @ajschnack.Must watch TV. The home run race that saved baseball. Mark your calendars. pic.twitter.com/LMxEV8Devu— Cubs Live (@Cubs_Live) May 6, 2020How the documentary handles the PED use of McGwire and Sosa will be something to monitor, though ESPN does a very good job with their documentaries. The networks 30-for-30 series is critically acclaimed, with “The Last Dance” pulling in record numbers while the sports world is halted. Time to hop in the wayback machine.If you’re a fan of baseball, “The Last Dance,” documentaries or all three, then ESPN’s got something coming your way soon. The network announced that it’s moving up the premiere date of “Long Lost Summer,” a documentary that chronicles the 1998 MLB season and the home run chase between Mark McGwire and Sammy Sosa. last_img read more