Daily Archives: November 13, 2015

CSGO ESL ESEA Pro League: Liquid vs Conquest (Result)

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It will be one of the most interesting match-up, though one we’ve already enjoyed several times over the past few weeks.

However, unlike the past games where we watched Conquest take the upper hand, most had doubts about Shahzam and friends, since the map is de_cache.

This is one of their usual vetoes, and overall they played it only a handful of times, always offering very mixed and not so convincing results.

On the other hand while Liquid surely dropped the ball a bit in recent weeks, and they are no longer the tank they were a couple of months ago, they tend to remain consistent in their performance at de_cache.

Here they’ve always provided quite good shows, even against EU teams, so our confidence in them was proved right.

Man of the match also went to Liquid’s Jonathan ‘EliGE’ Jablonowski, with his rating up 0.06 to 1.05 and a kill rate of 0.75.

In the end, Liquid won by 8:7, 8:1.

Minnesota Twins to trade outfielder Aaron Hicks

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The Minnesota Twins outfielder Aaron Hicks will be sent on a trade to the New York Yankees in exchange for catcher John Ryan Murphy, the two clubs announced from the GM Meetings in Boca Raton, Fla., on Wednesday afternoon.

Hicks, 26, has mostly spent his time in center field with the Twins, though he’s seen some action on the corners.

He hit .256/.323/.398 with 11 doubles, three triples, 11 homers and 13 stolen bases in 390 plate appearances last season.

The 2008 first-rounder (14th overall pick), Hicks was long considered a top prospect and has just started to hit the ball better.

For the Twins, though, top prospect Byron Buxton is the future in center field while the corners will have Eddie Rosario and possibly some spill over from their crowded infield corners.

This isn’t even mentioning prospect Max Kepler, who hit .322/.416/.531 with 32 doubles, 13 triples, nine homers and 18 steals in Double A (112 games) last season.

For the Yankees, they have Jacoby Ellsbury cemented in center, while Brett Gardner is in left and Carlos Beltran was playing right. Beltran probably needs to be limited in the field and a move to a corner for Ellsbury could be coming in the next few years.

There’s also now flexibility to move Gardner if the Yankees so choose. It’s a long offseason and only getting started.

Murphy, 24, hit .277/.327/.406 with nine doubles and three homers last season in 172 plate appearances.

The 2009 second-round pick was already stuck behind Brian McCann on the Yankees depth chart, and top prospect Gary Sanchez isn’t far off.

Jason Pierre-Paul: we will get Tom Brady

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Jason Pierre-Paul believes

New York Giants defensive end Jason Pierre-Paul is feeling good, talking about ditching the heavy club wrap he wore on his right hand last week and talking big about his chances to sack Tom Brady on Sunday.

“They’re undefeated, but they have to come through here,” Pierre-Paul said Wednesday, referring to Brady and the Patriots. “We’ll get to the quarterback. I’m sure of it. I know I will.”

Pierre-Paul hasn’t held back much since returning to the Giants following a July fireworks accident that damaged his hand.

The Giants host the New England Patriots on Sunday and Pierre-Paul is confident that it’ll be a good day for Big Blue’s defense.

He told reporters, “We’re going to get to the quarterback, I know I am.”

Big Blue has had success against the Patriots and boast two Super Bowl rings to show for it. The Giants used their stout defensive line and tenacious pass rush to defeat New England in both of their Super Bowl meetings in 2007 and 2011. Pierre-Paul was a major part of the Giants’ 2011 Lombardi Trophy.

Although Pierre-Paul acknowledged that he will have a different cast of characters along the D-line when he faces Tom Brady on Sunday.

“Yeah, it’s a different group. It was me, (Justin) Tuck, Osi (Umenyiora), those are pass rushers,” Pierre-Paul added.

The Giants (5-4) are currently sitting on top of the NFC East. But it might not be the best decision to give Brady and company a little extra bulletin board material. We know Bill Belichick and Brady haven’t forgotten about those two Super Bowl losses. Perhaps they now have a little extra motivation.