Daily Archives: March 4, 2016

Warriors tie Bulls’ record of 44 home wins streak

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Warriors tie Bulls' record of 44 home wins streak

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Clinching another feather for their already down-filled hat, the Golden State Warriors breaks yet another record by tying the Bulls’ 96 record of a 44 home wins streak, beating the Oklahoma City Thunders by 121-106 at the Oracle Arena in Oakland.

MVP Steph Curry, recently named the Kia NBA Western Conference Player of the Month for his February performance scores 33 point and goes five for fifteen from long range in what was a rematch of last week’s epic.

The Warriors were trailing 80-71 to the Thunders playing the back-half of a back-to back. Taking control of the game, Golden State cuts their gap to one and lead during the fourth, scoring the first seven points thanks to a Marreese Speights 3-pointer and a firm game from Shaun Livingston.

They immediately widened the gap when the starters returned, pushing up to 106-97 with Curry’s 3-point play with little more than 4 minutes left. Andrew Bogut then managed to steal the ball from Kevin Durant which then led to a dunk by Thompson, making it a 12-point gap.

Steph Curry merely added two late 3s to seal the Thunders’ fate.

Showing few effects after being rested for a sprained ankle, Curry beat Durant with a crossover for his first basket, and hits two 3-pointers in the first quarter to extend his streak to 130 straight games with a 3.

Every Chinese Team eliminated from Dota 2 Shanghai Major

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Every Chinese Team eliminated from Dota 2 Shanghai Major

It was not a pretty sight for the locals as every Chinese Dota 2 squad were eliminated from the Shanghai Major tournament.

Newbee, champions of The International 4 were the last of them to fall down to the lower bracket, after fellow teams LGD Gaming and tournament favourites EHOME were taken down in their respective matches.

EHOME, who six weeks ago had just a $275,000 prize-pool by downing The International 5 Champions Evil Geniuses 3-0 in the MarsTV Finals grand final. They were the heavy favourites in the tournament, but fell short against an Alliance team who showed them some Swedish patience in holding on against the odds.

LGD Gaming had made it through the tournament and into the upper bracket after the group stages, but was forced out by a full-Korean MVP Phoenix team in one of the tournament’s biggest upsets yet.

Meanwhile, Fnatic were victorious against Newbee as they were kicked out from the tournament unceremoniously in a 29-minute match.

Anyone would have expected every Chinese teams in this Valve Major to do better especially after losing to Western teams in every major event in 2015. With 30 percent of all tournament simulations placing them as the teams to come out on top of the game, their elimination were a shock to every pundit.

Marcus Rashford for England’s Euro 2016 Squad

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Marcus Rashford for England's Euro 2016 Squad

Roy Hodgson, manager for the England National Squad had hinted at the possibility of including Marcus Rashford into the team ahead of their Euro 2016 campaign.

The Manchester United teen was just 18 when he scored twice in his Europa League debut against FC Midjytlland and 2 more against Arsenal in his Premier League debut.

However, he did not score in the mid-week match against Watford, and has only featured for England in their under-18 squad.

“I would neither rule him in or rule him out, I just hope he can do well,” Hodgson said.

“I have been watching Rashford for two years, so I have known about him for a long time. He is in our system.”

He added he was delighted that an England Under-18 player was getting chances in Manchester United’s first team.

“Most of all, I hope he is allowed to develop as an 18-year-old should and people don’t try to put him under enormous pressure,” he said.

“Scoring four goals in three games is a great achievement and if he can keep that up, it is great for Manchester United and England.”

Rashford came into Louis van Gaal’s Manchester United amidst an injury plagued team, with forwards Wayne Rooney and Anthony Martial unable to play. Still, he looks set to remain a part of the first team at Old Trafford as he impresses everyone with his skill and unprecedented maturity.