By Matt Young Published 10:02 pm CST, Saturday, January 26, 2019 BEIJING, CHINA - JUNE 24: Xu Can of China celebrates his victory over Corey McConnell of Australia during their WBA Super Featherweight Title battle match at Capital Indoor Stadium on June 24, 2016 in Beijing, China. (Photo by Lintao Zhang/Getty Images) less BEIJING, CHINA - JUNE 24: Xu Can of China celebrates his victory over Corey McConnell of Australia during their WBA Super Featherweight Title battle match at Capital Indoor Stadium on June 24, 2016 in Beijing, ... more Photo: Lintao Zhang/Getty Images Photo: Lintao Zhang/Getty Images Image 1 of / 1 Caption Close Image 1 of 1 BEIJING, CHINA - JUNE 24: Xu Can of China celebrates his victory over Corey McConnell of Australia during their WBA Super Featherweight … [Read more...] about Xu Can takes Featherweight title from Jesus Rojas with unanimous decision
By John Shea Published 7:59 pm PST, Friday, January 25, 2019 Jesus Luzardo says he’s ready to fill a spot in the A’s rotation, and the A’s say they’re open to the possibility. With spring training fast approaching, the A’s have just two set starting pitchers, Mike Fiers and Marco Estrada, who was signed Friday. The other spots are up for grabs, and the 21-year-old Luzardo is officially in the mix for one of them. “I’m going to go for it even if there aren’t spots,” Luzardo said Friday on the eve of the team’s FanFest at Jack London Square. “It’s not really if there are or there aren’t. it’s my mentality. I’m going to try to get at it and push my way there.” When pitchers and catchers report to the A’s training facility in Mesa, Ariz., on Feb. 10, Luzardo will enter his first big-league camp after dominating last season in Class A and Double-A but scuffling in four … [Read more...] about Big question for A’s: Will Jesus Luzardo open season in rotation?
Atlas Film Studios is a 322,000 square-foot studio in southwestern Morocco that is considered to be the largest film studio in the world. More than 200 major films and television shows have filmed there, including “Gladiator,” “Ben Hur,” “Kingdom of Heaven,” “The Mummy,” “The Passion of the Christ,” and, most recently, “Game of Thrones” and “Aladdin.” Located in a stunning red desert landscape, Atlas is often used for its dramatic landscapes, the relative cheap cost of production, and its promixity to the striking medieval ksar of Aït Benhaddou, also a popular filming location. I recently visited and it was a strange place strewn with the elaborate replicas of biblical towns, Egyptian temples, Tibetan monasteries, and more. It’s very weird, but definitely worth the visit. Think about any biblical or historical epic you’ve ever seen. There’s probably a barren landscape of … [Read more...] about I visited the world’s largest film studio, where Moroccan locals are cast as everyone from Osama Bin Laden to Jesus and the desert is littered with the wreckage of ‘Game of Thrones’ and ‘Gladiator’
(Reuters) - Striker Gabriel Jesus is targeting more game time following a four-goal salvo in Manchester City's 9-0 thrashing of Burton Albion in Wednesday's League Cup semi-final. Jesus, who has played second fiddle Sergio Aguero in the Premier League but has started more frequently in domestic cup and European games, showed what he was capable of with a lethal display in the first-leg clash against the League One side. "Players like me want to play more to help the team and we went out to win," the Brazil international told Sky Sports. "I have never scored four before in my career, I'm so happy. We played well and with respect to Burton, that's important." Jesus has scored 12 goals in all competitions this season and the 21-year-old is well on course to better his 17-goal tally from last season. "Last year I didn't score a lot so that is difficult because I am a striker and I need to score," Jesus added. City manager Pep Guardiola was pleased to have the young striker firing on all … [Read more...] about Jesus eyes more game time after four-goal salvo in City win
By Simon Evans MANCHESTER, England (Reuters) - Gabriel Jesus scored four as defending champions Manchester City destroyed third tier Burton Albion 9-0 in their League Cup semi-final first leg, a record margin of victory in the competition's last four. League One Burton, managed by Nigel Clough, the son of former Nottingham Forest boss Brian, must endure another 90 minutes at their own ground on Jan. 23 before City formally book their place in the final. Hundreds of Burton fans arrived late after their buses were stuck in motorway delays and after this mauling, they might well wish they had turned around and gone home. City, who beat Championship (second tier) side Rotherham United 7-0 on Sunday, are set to face the winners of the other semi-final between Chelsea and Tottenham Hotspur, which Spurs lead 1-0 from the first-leg. Manager Pep Guardiola fielded a strong starting line-up and City quickly established their dominance with Kevin De Bruyne steering in a header from an excellent … [Read more...] about Jesus hits four as City crush Burton 9-0 in League Cup semi-final