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The West takes NBA All-Star Game!

The West beat the East last night in the NBA All-Star Game 192-182. Anthony Davis of the New Orleans Pelicans passed Wilt Chamberlain’s record by scoring 52, the most points in an All-Star Game.

Photo: Bleacher Report

The other highlight for Suga was the alley-oop from KD to Russ early in the game after their bad break up. Their ongoing squabbles and avoidance of each other has been the talk for a while now and this was the first sign of them putting their feelings aside as they were forced to be teammates in the All-star game

Watch “KD Lobs to Westbrook, West’s Bench celebrates” on YouTube here:

Westbrook was visibly competitive and serious throughout the game. The commentators had to say it seemed like a Playoff game to him.

That alley-oop dunk did not mend the split with him and KD based on his post-game interview though as he played with the reporters.

Poor Russ. Deeply wounded.

In other news, it was announced last night that DeMarcus Cousins has been traded to the New Orleans Pelicans to join Anthony Davis in exchange for Buddy Hield, Tyreke Evans, Langston Gallaway and a furture 1st and 2nd round pick!

By: Gabrielle Burgess

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Brady and the Patriots Win Super Bowl with Epic Comeback!

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Patriots QB Tom Brady celebrates with the Super Bowl LI trophy [Photo: AMP – Koin 6]
What a game!

Punt after Punt for both the Falcons and the Patriots left the 1st Quarter scoreless.

The Falcons then went on a 21-0 run and dug a 25-point hole for the Patriots to be ahead 28-3 in the 3rd. The Patriots answered with a Touchdown but missed the Field Goal (FG) kick to reach 9-28.

The Patriots went on a roll in the 4th and although they were unable to make it to the endzone, they got the score to 12-28, never quit and went after each play.

I think the turning point of the game was a rookie mistake by Falcons’ QB Matt Ryan and their coach not to run the ball when they were in FG range that led to a fumble and him getting sacked. They missed the chance of a 3-point cushion that would have sealed the deal for them. The Patriots already have the record for the biggest comeback in Super Bowl history versus the Seahawks, where Falcon’s Head Coach, Dan Quinn was on Seahaeks’ coaching staff and the Seahawks lost after they did not run the ball. Quinn clearly did not learn his lesson. So now the Patriots had a chance to tie the game with a Touchdown and run for 2 which they achieved.

Another highlight and defining moment was the Patriots’ Julian Edelman’s catch off a defender’s shoe. He had been double teamed by defenders all night and was surrounded by 3 defenders for that play and was finally able to make a spectacular catch. That definitely pumped up their esteem and deflated that of the Falcons.

Then of course, Tom Brady went on a roll. After underthrowing then overthrowing the ball all night, he finally got his mojo back after erasing a 25-point deficit. Which star QB wouldn’t?!  The game was now tied at 28-28 with 57s left in the final quarter after a 19-0 run.

Falcons failed to reach FG range and for the first time in Super Bowl history, the game would go into Overtime (OT).

Patriots had the option to choose first and won the coin toss. The current OT rules give both teams the opportunity to possess the ball at least once in OT unless the team that receives the OT kickoff scores a touchdown on its first possession.

So, if the team that received the OT kickoff, which would be the Patriots scored on its first possession, they would the winner.

Brady’s pass to James White created a 2 yard TD run in OT and just like that the Patriots won 34-28, the largest comeback in Super Bowl history.

James White scored 3 TDs and a 2-pointer. Tom Brady scored a record 466 yards, 2 TDs and got his 5th ring and Bill Belichick is now the 1st Coach with 5 Super Bowl Crowns.

Well done Patriots. Well done. A win well deserved. Congrats to Tom Brady, Belichick and the Patriots!

By: Gabrielle Burgess

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No Andre Russell for CPL T20 this Year!

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Photo: cricketcountry.com

One of the most favoured and popular Cricketers for CPL season will not be playing this year.

A missed drug test is considered a failed drug test by the World Anti-Doping Agency (WADA). Andre Russell failed to file his whereabouts for missed tests in 2015 for 3 occasions. As a result, he is now banned for a year from playing All Cricket by the Jamaican Anti-Doping Commission.

By: Gabrielle Burgess

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#tbt to this Steamaz from 100!

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A few weeks ago I had the Steamed Fish from 100 that came with mashed potatoes, vegetables and water crackers. Some more pepper was needed but it was satisfying nonetheless.

Since the Olympics last summer, the service and food at 100 has really improved and I now enjoy going, especially to watch sports on the biggest HDTV Video Wall on the Island.

Suga endorses 100 for Super Bowl LI!

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By: Gabrielle Burgess

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You’re next Margaret Court! Serena beats sister, Venus for 23 Grand Slam Titles!

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The match had an extremely tense start. 1st serve percentages were low for both sisters and Serena had to change her racquet after what she did to it in frustration.

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Photo: http://www.theguardian.com

After numerous double faults on both sides, break for break and repeat at 2-2 with Serena being very tight, Serena found a way to eventually break Venus once more and serve out the set, taking the 1st set 6-4.

Venus missed a lot of chances that she couldn’t afford, because to beat Serena she had to be perfect. Serena does not get beaten at her best and her best is better than Venus’ best. So you can see where it got mental and emotional for Venus as she knew she had to elevate her game and it was not happening.

2nd Set Highlights

Venus held serve to start off the 2nd set. Serena followed. Venus was then in trouble down love-40 and saved 3 break points to hold serve and go up 2-1 in the 2nd.

Venus then had a game of many missed opportunities, mainly failure to return weak 2nd serves by Serena resulting in Serena holding to even the set at 2-2.

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Photo: http://www.theguardian.com

At 3-3 there was negative body language from Venus. Serena capitalised on sharp angled 2nd serve returns and finally broke Venus to go up 4-3. Serena then served a perfect game to go up 5-3.

Venus held her serve to move to 4-5, followed by Serena serving for the Championship. Venus won the longest rally of the match in that game but Serena kept fighting and converted her Championship point!

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Photo: http://www.theguardian.com

Serena won 6-4, 6-4 falling to the floor in joy. Venus walked over to her side of the court and they shared a warm embrace.

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Serena now has the Open era record of 23 Grand Slam titles and will return to the #1 ranking in the world next week.

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By: Gabrielle Burgess

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Vintage Men’s Final for the Australian Open!

 

Photo: telegraph.co.uk/tennis/2017

Vintage Men’s Final it is! Federer vs Nadal!

After nearly 5 hours and 2 tiebreaks, Rafael Nadal has defeated Grigor Dimitrov 6-4, 5-7, 7-6, 6-7, 6-4!

The Final will be this Sunday! Stay tuned.

By: Gabrielle Burgess
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It will be an ALL-WILLIAMS Final at the Australian Open!

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A Williams will win the Australian Open this year!

Serena’s serve was much better last night and she dominated Lucic-Baroni 6-2, 6-1.

It was all about Venus Williams making the Final last night though! She surely took centrestage. Her match was before Serena’s and must have helped to further inspire and fire up Serena to win her match.

Vintage Venus was on the move! It was such a beauty to watch. Quite inspirational.

The match started off with Venus being broken in her 1st game and that never occurred again. The 1st set went back and forth with Venus up 6-5. At this point Coco raised the level of her game to force the tiebreak. Venus tightened up during the tiebreak and lost the 1st set. She was visually upset with herself and if looks could kill! She expressed her wrath in the 2nd set with controlled aggression and took it easily, 6-2.

Of course at that point, the edge was still given to the younger player, Coco to have enough gas left for 3 sets. But the momentum stayed on Venus’s side with her entering the 3rd set with the same attitude, breaking Coco early. Coco went a bit loco throwing her racquet but she did not go down without a fight. I remember her asking out loud early in the 1st set what was going on. Well by the 3rd set it must have hit her that she was playing the experienced Venus Williams who was one of her 4 idols growing up. The other 3 included Venus’s sister, Serena, Jennifer Capriati and Lindsay Davenport.

It has been years since Venus has played like this. I was pleasantly surprised that she pulled this off. She saved 12 of 13 break points faced and scored 11 aces. Her movement was phenominal, she made necessary adjustments such as hugging the baseline to accommodate hard hitting by Coco and beat her mentally. Her serve was clutch and she won 6-7, 6-2, 6-3. It was spectacular tennis by both players.

Her winning moment is a must see. The 36 year old could not contain her excitement and emotions. She looked like a 6 year old and deservedly so. She had more twirls going than Serena.

Watch “Venus Williams Victory Dance + Interview after reaching Australian Open Final” on YouTube here:

Venus hasn’t reached a Grand Slam Final since 2009 and her last Australian Final was in 2003 vs Serena.

Here are the stats between the Williams sisters heading into the Final this Saturday at 3am!

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By: Gabrielle Burgess
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