Daily Archives: November 27, 2015

Claudio Raneiri plays down title hopes

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Claudio Ranieri with Jamie Vardy leads a frightening Leicester City.

Leicester manager Claudio Ranieri plays down his side’s chances of winning the Premier League this season.

Arsenal boss Arsene Wenger had said league leaders Leicester “cannot be ruled out” as contenders but Ranieri says survival is the immediate aim.

“Thank you to Arsene but he’s a joker. He knows the truth very well,” said the Italian.

“The league is very strange and open but our goal is 40 points.”

He is also hopeful about keeping Jamie Vardy since the player could challenge the top without leaving the club.

“I think we are building a very good construction. I understand if somebody wants to go but I believe in the next year Leicester, slowly, slowly, can grow up and battle with the top.”

“At moment we’re very happy and also Jamie is happy with us and he can continue to show his strength with us. Jamie, Riyad, everyone.”

Vardy is now the league’s top scorer with 13 goals, and will break former Manchester United striker Ruud van Nistelrooy’s record of scoring in 10 consecutive Premier League matches if he adds a 14th on Saturday.

“I hope for him he can break it. Jamie deserves it,” Ranieri said.

Meanwhile, Leicester have confirmed they will be enforcing strict security measures for Saturday’s match following the Paris terror attacks on 13 November.

There will be a no readmission policy, no storage within the stadium will be available for baggage, while fans must have photo identification to collect tickets.

The club have also asked supporters to arrive early at the King Power Stadium and no cans or bottles will be allowed into the ground.

Stephen Curry compares himself to Messi

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The NBA Superstar likes to watch Messi play.

Golden State Warriors superstar Stephen Curry revealed his admiration for Lionel Messi and likened the Argentine’s playing style to his own.

The point guard believes he has the same “creative flair” as Messi.

When asked if he was NBA’s Messi or if Messi was football’s version of himself, Curry replied: ‘I don’t know – it’s like a chicken or the egg kind of conversation. We both have a creative style, where it’s just about a feel when you’re out on the pitch or the court.

“I try to do some fancy things out there with both hands, making crossover moves and kind of having a certain creativity and flair to my game.

“And that’s definitely the style that Messi has when he’s out there in his matches. I love watching him play. I’m a big fan. You never know what he’s going to do at any particular moment.

“When he’s on TV, everybody is glued in because, as soon as he gets a touch with the ball, something special could happen. And you’ve got to appreciate that kind of talent.”

Earlier this year, Curry broke the NBA’s three-pointer record by landing 286 in the regular season – surpassing his own record of 272.

The 27-year-old scored 24 of 111 points against the Lakers on Tuesday, leading the Warriors to a record unbeaten run of 16.

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Lionel Messi scored two goals on his first start after injury.

Meanwhile, Messi scored a brace against Roma on his first start since recovering from a knee injury, and looks set to win back the FIFA Ballon d’Or from rival Cristiano Ronaldo.

Steam steps up CS GO item trade security

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Trading items in CS GO will be safer.

Steam will be introducing Trade Holds on December 9th, a new trade feature that will enforce further protection on CSGO item trade.

With the new system, Steam will hold on to your items for up to three days to give you time to review the transaction should you be unable to use Mobile Authenticator.

However, trading parties can still speed things along; trades will complete immediately if both parties confirm the transaction on the Steam Guard Mobile Authenticator.

Users can also abort all outstanding trades on hold and prevent new unwanted trades in their account for as long as one week.

So users should ensure they have Steam Guard Mobile Authenticator to all of their accounts by December 2nd for instant trade confirmations.

And as a limited time bonus, from now until December 16th if Steam Guard Mobile Authenticator is enabled for any account, the user will receive at least a 5% discount on Market purchases!