Live updates: Warriors vs. Rockets, Wednesday at 6:30 p.m.

first_imgGet live news and analysis Wednesday at 6:30 p.m. when the sputtering Warriors take on the Rockets in a Western Conference showdown in Houston.The Warriors (45-21) will be operating without star forward Kevin Durant, who’ll sit out Wednesday after rolling his ankle during Sunday’s 115-111 loss to the Suns. That will obviously make things tougher as Golden State looks to avoid a four-game series sweep at the hands of the Rockets.Houston (42-25) has won nine straight games and, with a …last_img read more

Takeaways: Bruce Bochy says he’s sticking with Buster Posey, others

first_imgSAN FRANCISCO — The Giants need to make some hay on this six-game homestand if they are to realistically rejoin the race for the second wild card spot in the National League.It started off on a sour note, as the Giants left 11 runners on base in a 6-4 loss to the equally desperate Arizona Diamondbacks on Monday night.The sixth inning was especially frustrating.On a sharply hit ball by Brandon Crawford, Abiatal Avelino, starting at second base, ran through the stop sign of Giants’ third …last_img read more

Gareth Bale out of Real Madrid’s trip to Athletic Bilbao, Sergio Ramos returns with mask

first_imgReal Madrid forward Gareth Bale has been ruled out of Saturday’s La Liga game at Athletic Bilbao, coach Zinedine Zidane said on Friday, after the Wales international picked up yet another injury on his return to action on Tuesday after 63 days out.The French coach also added that captain Sergio Ramos will play wearing a protective mask after breaking his nose in the Madrid derby a fortnight ago.Bale came on in the 62nd minute of the King’s Cup last-32 second leg match against Fuenlabrada and had an immediate impact, setting up two goals for team mate Borja Mayoral in a 2-2 draw, with Real progressing 4-2 on aggregate.Any hopes that this would be the start of a comeback from Bale were quickly dashed the following day, however, with reports he had been ruled out of the game with Athletic with another calf injury.”It’s not much, just discomfort, but as he’s been out for so long it’s difficult, I hope it’s just a physical problem and is only discomfort,” Zidane told a news conference on Friday.”He needs to be with the team, train with the team and feel like another member of the squad. We keep telling him this, that this is a tough time for him but he’ll come out of it, and we’ll keep supporting him until he is better.”Bale played a pivotal role in Real’s Champions League wins in 2014 and 2016 as well as winning the King’s Cup final against Barcelona in 2014 with a remarkable sprint down the touchline and finish.advertisementHowever, he missed most of last season’s Liga and Champions League double win with a series of injuries.”We can’t forget what he has done for the team. When he is fit he is phenomenal, so we need to be patient with him,” Zidane added.Real are fourth in the league standings but cut the deficit with leaders Barcelona to eight points last week and face an Athletic side in crisis.The Basque side, the only team along with Barca and Real to have never been relegated from the top flight, are two places above the relegation zone. They are also reeling from a humiliating King’s Cup exit to Formentera on Wednesday which lead to their usually loyal fans booing the team off the pitch.”The atmosphere won’t benefit us, their fans will support their team as they always do and even more so when they host Real Madrid,” added Zidane.”It’s going to be a difficult game, we’re going to have to fight.”last_img read more

HapagLloyd Names Its New Neopanamax Boxship

first_imgGerman shipping giant Hapag-Lloyd officially named its Neopanamax containership Santos Express in Brazil on November 21.“On this special occasion, we wish the crew fair seas and a safe return home,” the company said.The 116,000 gross ton Santos Express was delivered to its owner in late April 2017 from South Korean Hyundai Samho Heavy Industries shipyard.The 10,500 TEU boxship, which features a length of 333 meters and a width of 48 meters, will ship cargo between North Europe and South America.The Valparaíso Express class vessel is the last of the five vessels of the newbuilding series with 10,500 TEU capacity in South Korea.World Maritime News Staff; Image Courtesy: Hapag-Lloydlast_img read more