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Is there savings report that can be provided to management on using power save option? How can we prove to them that we used this many KW of power before and this is the usage after the changes and this is the saving in dollars…..is it possible through Intel/LANDesk combo…. We have LANDesk and vPro. What do we have to do to start using these features? Can we have Jessie’s email address – I am in the planning stage of implementing vPro and it would help if I can get some advice from him…. Response LANDesk supports all current versions of vPro. There are several manufacturers that provide vPro systems. We do not recommend one over another. It is best if you make the choice as to which manufacturer best meets your needs. The vPro implementation is similar across all. The best thing to do is go to the vPro Expert Center and look for the vPro LANDesk Quick Start Guide. That shows you what to do. You can also find demos on both the Intel and LANDesk websites. http://communities.intel.com/community/openportit/vproexpert/activation?view=all&tagSet=1025 Does LANDesk works on windows 7 Yes, in fact you can change from TLS to non TLS mode inside the LANDesk console What difference for at least power management would there be with using vPro to do it or the built in LANDesk functionality to control machines for example to power on a machine, patch it and then shut it back down? Sure! email@example.com 763-287-5490 Yes, the LANDesk solution supports Zero Touch Provisioning and other methods of provisioning clients for Enterprise and Small Business mode with or without TLS. In addition you can update BIOS versions through the LANDesk console. We use the OEMs flash tools and can schedule a job to remotely flash BIOS. Is LANDesk capable to activate vPro bios inside of common MB Bios? Especially HP notebooks have vPro Bios configuration disabled, and you have to do motherboard Bios change to enable “CTRL-P”. Can LANDesk do it remotely on “branded” PC??” What do you define as new PC configuration? What takes 5 minutes that used to take 90? Yes, PCs that are deployed in your environment can be provisioned via the LANDesk agent once you configure the infrastructure to support the remote provisioning (no physical touch). See the quick start guide for details. Is LANDesk as vPro provisioning server able to work without TLS or only with TLS? Regarding vPro manageability, not speaking about provisioning. Thanks. Otto. Yes, there is a quick start guide available on the Intel vPro Expert Center: http://communities.intel.com/docs/DOC-1381 The server side can be VM, absolutely. The client machines need to be physical hardware. 🙂 Not currently, but it will when Windows 7 ships or shortly thereafter Can the test lab be in VM HP would need to have a utility that allows you to change BIOS configurations remotely. Once vPro is enabled, you can use LANDesk to enter the BIOS remotely on reboot and edit BIOS settings. I know Lenovo has a tool that allows remote BIOS changes and this utility can be used with LANDesk technology to change BIOS settings remotely like enabling vPro ME in the BIOS. Activate Today! Realize ROI with Intel® vPro™ Technology and LANDesk is now available for viewing and downloadWe are hosting a series of ROI and activation webinars on Tech Republic; each one is focused on a specific management console – Symantec Altiris, Microsoft System Center Configuration Manager, and LANDesk.Join the team from the Intel vPro Expert Center for an informative Webcast on the ROI savings and activation process for PCs with Intel® vPro™ technology and LANDesk.This live TechRepublic Webcast, featuring Q&A, will be hosted by James Hilliard and feature special guest speakers from Intel Corporation, Jeff Marek, Director of End User Platform Engineering, Digital Office, and Jeff Torello, Staff Architect, Digital Office and Rich Williams, Director of Strategic Alliances, LANDesk. They will discuss the ROI possible with Intel vPro technology usage models activated, a review of the primary usage models supported by LANDesk, and an overview of the activation process using LANDesk. Question You cannot virtualize the vPro client as the vPro functionality is inside the chipset of the machine, not in the Operating System software. For a lab, there would be no benefit to virtualizing the client systems as you need physical machines in order to test the vPro features. Previously at any given time, there were usually 20% of the machines turned off and on weekends even higher. With ‘green’ initiatives, many companies are requiring most PCs to be turned off. However, to patch machines, LANDesk needs the PCs turned on. So they either have to be left on or be turned on remotely. The savings comes from being able to turn machines on to patch them and turn them back off. If they are on, LANDesk can patch them and then turn them off if the corporate policy allows this. I hope that addresses your question. Where is that inventory script to identify vPro capable computers? You can visit this site: click here Is this guide specific to vPro and LANDesk? Is LANDesk agent able to provision vPro Bios? LANDesk has a power savings estimation tool you can use to predict power savings. (http://pmdb.cadmusdev.com/powermanagement/quickCalc.html) There is a product that is part of the LANDesk management suite called LANDesk Power Manager that can assist with this. LANDesk uses its Unmanaged Device Discovery to find vPro machines. After a discovery of devices, vPro enabled systems will show up in the vPro system field and then you can drop an agent onto these machines. There are also reports and database queries you can run to show all vPro systems. Is LANDesk capable to overtake text boot screen and also keyboard remotely. Like press “F1″,”F2” etc… remotely We have customers who are using Intel vPro and LANDesk to image new machines. With certain hardware, these customers are using LANDesk to image those machines which used to take 90 minutes for the various steps, to just 5 to 10 minutes when the steps are automated. Yes. However, some key sequences do not work on certain systems due to BIOS issues. Note: As part of vPro Remote Boot Manager in LANDesk, you can enter a client’s BIOS during restart by checking a box and then remotely change settings in the BIOS via the LANDesk console Is there a step by step guide to configuring LD for vPro Have questions that aren’t covered here? Please post them in the Ask An Expert forum and we’ll get them answered for you. Are all AMT type computers considered vPro and how can I tell the management engine is enabled There are a few generations of AMT and the latest versions will qualify for the vPro logo. The latest versions are AMT 4 & 5. If you don’t need the additional features that were added in these versions, you can buy a version referred to as Intel Standard Manageability. So there are two versions to look for. The 2nd question about the management engine state. I’d suggest looking for a utility on the vPro Expert Center called iAMT Scan. This runs an application at the client called MEINFO and puts the info into the registry. You can then query the registry to see what version of the Management Engine (ME), its state – enabled or not, as well as versions of supporting software on the client. You need to provision the VPro config on the PC’s. Is there an easy way to do this for PC’s that are already in company? Yes, that is correct. If you’re looking for additional information on vPro, please see: http://www.intel.com/go/vproexpert How can we tell what machines are vPro capable in the ld console? What if I convert a vPro machine to virtual – will it still not work in vm environment… Is there a specific vPro client recommended when using LANDesk LANDesk with 8.8 sp2 using wol has power management features(setting policy, waking machines up and patch for example) so we are looking at that and I was wondering what benefit using vPro for that functionality would provide if any. In the LANDesk console when you check the wake up box as part of patch management or software distribution, LANDesk will automatically wake up a system via vPro first. Since vPro works over TCP/IP it is more reliable than Wake On LAN. After LD tries to wake up systems via vPro, it then automatically sends out a WOL packet. There are not separated check boxes inside LANDesk to send out vPro and WOL packets, the software does this automatically.
Hotel says PH coach apologized for ‘kikiam for breakfast’ claim READ: Ayo bids La Salle goodbye, hints at differences in handling teamAyo is reportedly signing a six-year contract with UST, giving him ample time to turn around a basketball program which is in dire need of a reboot.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSSEA Games: Biñan football stadium stands out in preparedness, completionSPORTSBoxers Pacquiao, Petecio torchbearers for SEA Games openingSPORTSPrivate companies step in to help SEA Games hosting EXCLUSIVE: Former La Salle coach Aldin Ayo confirms he will coach the Growling Tigers for the next six years. Ayo said IPEA officials will make official announcement on Jan. 11. pic.twitter.com/cKLVqhMk3q— The Varsitarian (@varsitarianust) January 4, 2018 Photo by Tristan Tamayo/INQUIRER.netAldin Ayo has formalized his transfer to University of Santo Tomas and reportedly signed a long term deal.The Varsitarian, the school’s official publication, broke the news early Friday, finally ending speculations on the mentor’s next destination after he left La Salle.ADVERTISEMENT SEA Games: PH still winless in netball after loss to Thais LATEST STORIES The biggest challenge, however, is turning the fortunes around of UST, which finished on a humiliating 1-13 run under Boy Sablan last UAAP Season 80.Ayo will have Marvin Lee, Jordan Sta. Ana, and Cameroonian big man Steve Akomo, as well as returnees Renzo Subido and Mario Bonleon in the new chapter of his career. MOST READ Jordan delivers on promise: 2 Cobra choppers now in PH BeautyMNL open its first mall pop-up packed with freebies, discounts, and other exclusives PH military to look into China’s possible security threat to power grid For the complete collegiate sports coverage including scores, schedules and stories, visit Inquirer Varsity. ‘We cannot afford to fail’ as SEA Games host – Duterte Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Defending champ Serena Williams withdraws from Australian Open ‘A complete lie:’ Drilon refutes ‘blabbermouth’ Salo’s claims The official announcement is expected to be made next week, the report also said.The 40-year-old mentor will now be in charge of his third school in four years as he seeks to recapture UST’s lost glory while also eyeing to sustain his triumphant streak which saw him win titles in Letran in the NCAA and La Salle in UAAP.Ayo garnered a 30-5 record in his two-year stay with the Green Archers, including the UAAP Season 79 championship back in 2016.READ: Boy Sablan out as UST coach ADVERTISEMENT Ethel Booba on hotel’s clarification that ‘kikiam’ is ‘chicken sausage’: ‘Kung di pa pansinin, baka isipin nila ok lang’ Trending Articles PLAY LIST 00:50Trending Articles00:50Trending Articles00:50Trending Articles02:49Robredo: True leaders perform well despite having ‘uninspiring’ boss02:42PH underwater hockey team aims to make waves in SEA Games01:44Philippines marks anniversary of massacre with calls for justice01:19Fire erupts in Barangay Tatalon in Quezon City01:07Trump talks impeachment while meeting NCAA athletes02:49World-class track facilities installed at NCC for SEA Games View comments
Read more Rugby union Share on Twitter Share on LinkedIn Share on Facebook Read more Gatland will spend the rest of this week getting his team ready for the last international match of the autumn, against South Africa on Saturday. It is outside the international window and he could well be without some of his key players, since Owen Williams, Taulupe Faletau, Jamie Roberts and Tomas Francis are all due to be back with their Premiership clubs. On top of that Jake Ball and Rhys Webb picked up injuries against the All Blacks. It will be a test of Wales’ strength in depth.This has been a theme for Wales, New Zealand and every other team this autumn. Hansen and his side are off back home now. Their year is over. And if the last 12 months were a little rougher, their progress less smooth, than they have been used to in recent years, they have at least discovered their next great winger – just like the folks down at Ponsonby RFC have been saying all along.Wales Halfpenny; Amos, S Williams (Roberts, 57), O Williams, S Evans; Biggar (Priestland, 63), Webb (G Davies, 8); R Evans (W Jones, 57), Owens (Dacey, 76), Francis (Brown, 76), Ball (Hill 19), AW Jones (capt), Shingler (Tipuric, 70), Navidi, Faletau.Tries S Williams, G Davies. Con Halfpenny. Pens Halfpenny 2.New Zealand McKenzie; Naholo (Sopoaga, 71), Crotty (Lienert‑Brown, 19), Williams, Ioane; B Barrett, Smith (Perenara, 63); Hames (Crockett, 59) Taylor (Harris, 71), Laulala (Tu’ungafasi, h-t), Tuipulotu (S Barrett, 46), S Whitelock (capt), Squire, Cane, L Whitelock (Todd, 46). Sin-bin S Whitelock 68.Tries Naholo 2, Liernert-Brown, Ioane 2 Cons B Barrett 4.Referee W Barnes (Eng). Attendance 74,000. Share via Email Support The Guardian Share on Pinterest New Zealand’s Rieko Ioane cuts loose to punish unfortunate Wales New Zealand rugby union team Wales rugby league team features For all of Wales’ huffing and puffing the All Blacks refuse to be denied One would have to go back to the 90s, when Ponsonby had Inga Tuigamala, Joe Stanley and Carlos Spencer on the books, to find the last time they had such a talent. And the way Ioane is shaping up he could become more successful than any of them. Wingers tend to burn bright and fast, especially in New Zealand, where a lot have come and gone. The All Blacks have used 22 in the last decade alone, and 13 of them scored at least 10 tries for the team. But Ioane, only 20, looks as if he will be a fixture there for a long while yet.On Saturday night the Welsh fans got a first good live look at him. He scored two tries and set up two more in the All Blacks’ 33-18 win. He did it in style. He conjured New Zealand’s first try with nothing more than a step and a shrug, as he brushed off Steff Evans in midfield and sprinted deep into the Welsh 22 before releasing Aaron Smith. Then he made their second by skinning Hallam Amos, then spitting out an off-load to Anton Lienert-Brown even as he was buried in a gang tackle from Amos, Leigh Halfpenny and Owen Williams.Ioane scored one by picking off Dan Biggar’s pass for an interception and his other by ghosting through a gap in Wales’ midfield, in a burst of acceleration that left Scott Williams exasperated, standing, staring at Ioane’s back as he slid past. “Every time he gets the ball you think: ‘Wow, what’s going to happen?’” said Steve Hansen after the match. “He only needs half a yard as he’s so quick and he’s strong with it, he’s a big man with it. He’s phenomenal. If we can keep his feet on the floor, he could go anywhere, that kid.”Hansen need not worry too much about Ioane’s ego. Ioane’s mother memorably took home a random fan to stay at their house during the Lions tour last summer, just because she did not like to see him sleep in a van. They are not the kind of family to get carried away with themselves. And he is not that kind of kid. Back when Ioane was playing for New Zealand’s Sevens team in 2015 he still found the time to help out with coaching the kids back at Ponsonby and he was training with their senior side the day after he got back from the London Sevens because they needed him for a game that weekend.Ioane has scored 11 tries in 13 Tests now and 10 in 11 since he made his first start for the All Blacks against the Lions in Auckland. Warren Gatland must already be sick of the sight of him. “He’s not bad is he? There’s not many weaknesses in his game. He’s quick and powerful with great footwork and he scores tries,” the Wales coach said on Saturday. “There’s no doubt he’s pretty special and any team in the world would like to have a player of that quality.” Gatland has a good young wing himself, in Evans, but Ioane is another class. Share on Messenger … we have a small favour to ask. More people, like you, are reading and supporting the Guardian’s independent, investigative journalism than ever before. And unlike many news organisations, we made the choice to keep our reporting open for all, regardless of where they live or what they can afford to pay.The Guardian will engage with the most critical issues of our time – from the escalating climate catastrophe to widespread inequality to the influence of big tech on our lives. At a time when factual information is a necessity, we believe that each of us, around the world, deserves access to accurate reporting with integrity at its heart.Our editorial independence means we set our own agenda and voice our own opinions. Guardian journalism is free from commercial and political bias and not influenced by billionaire owners or shareholders. This means we can give a voice to those less heard, explore where others turn away, and rigorously challenge those in power.We hope you will consider supporting us today. We need your support to keep delivering quality journalism that’s open and independent. Every reader contribution, however big or small, is so valuable. Support The Guardian from as little as $1 – and it only takes a minute. Thank you. Share on WhatsApp Autumn internationals Topics Since you’re here… Just a couple of years ago one could catch Rieko Ioane down at Auckland’s Western Springs stadium most weekends, playing for Ponsonby RFC. He was still a kid then but one did not need to be much of a judge to pick him out as a prospect. It could be seen in the ease and speed with which he beat bigger, older men. And besides one could not talk to anyone long in the bar without them saying how good he already was and how much better he would get. They have made 46 All Blacks at Ponsonby but it has been a while since they have had one as good as Ioane. Reuse this content
2014-15Cleveland Cavaliers61.1Detroit Pistons38.9 SEASONWIN VS. GOOD TEAMOPP WIN %LOSS IN NEXT GAME VS. BAD TEAMOPP WIN % 2012-13New York Knicks65.7%Phoenix Suns31.6% 2014-15Houston Rockets69.7Utah Jazz34.3 The mind-boggling stat raises two questions: Why have the Bulls been so inconsistent for this long? And can this new group of players eventually find a way to break the troubling pattern?Several premises might help explain the Bulls’ bizarre showings in recent years.Although the injury bug didn’t necessarily bite Chicago way more frequently than other teams, the ailments hampered the Bulls in a way that few clubs could relate to.Derrick Rose and Joakim Noah, now with the New York Knicks, suffered devastating injuries with the Bulls. But beyond those two, basically every other regular starter — Luol Deng, Kirk Hinrich, Richard Hamilton and even Butler last season — battled something at one point that kept him out for a significant time. The locker room looking more like an infirmary often threw the club out of rhythm and prevented Thibodeau from being able to make full use of arguably the NBA’s best bench.It’s also fair to wonder whether the Bulls’ smothering, precision-based defense, ingrained by Thibodeau, might have left players worn down for their next game.“He loved to have his players go lay it all on the line,” Bulls power forward Taj Gibson said. “Everybody knew what kind of team we were: a hard-nosed, defensive team that was going to play hard till the last minute of the game.”The blood and sweat paid dividends: The Bulls were regularly among the NBA’s best defenses during Thibodeau’s five seasons, which started in 2010-11 and ended in 2015. Chicago also ranked near the top in terms of how much ground they covered each night despite playing at one of the slowest per-possession paces in the league. That means they moved considerably farther and faster than the average club on each play. (Looking at Minnesota’s repeated second-half meltdowns this season, the Wolves may be suffering some of the same fatigue problems.)The human nature part of all this: that a player, or a team, might get more amped to play some teams as opposed to others, as former Bull Pau Gasol surmised about his old team last week. “The Bulls usually get up against good teams,” he said. “The challenge is getting up against the not-so-good teams and winning those games.” (No one was more tightly wound than Noah when he’d play against LeBron James — a whopping 14 percent of Noah’s career technical fouls have come against James and his teams, according to ESPN Stats & Information Group.)To be clear, it’s not out of the question that the Bulls could turn over a new leaf and start playing more consistently, regardless of the quality of their opponent. That trend of beating good teams and then immediately losing to bad ones occurred almost entirely under a previous regime, of which just a handful of players remain.Even with that in mind, it’s hard to ignore some of the unusual tendencies that started under Thibodeau and, at least for now, have continued under second-year coach Fred Hoiberg. Consider, for example, that the Bulls have won an astonishing 16 consecutive home games on TNT’s Thursday-night broadcasts since February 2013, beating, among others, the Heat, Rockets, Spurs, Thunder, Clippers and Cavs over that span.Since March 2013, the Bulls have snapped Miami’s 27-game win streak, the Knicks’ 13-game win streak, Golden State’s 19-game win streak at home and, last week, the Spurs’ 13-game win streak on the road — all in nationally televised games, either on ESPN, TNT or NBATV.Wild inconsistency has played a role in the national TV success, too. Fans often joked that Hinrich, the ex-Bull, seemed to morph into Michael Jordan whenever Chicago played on national television. But there appeared to be some truth to that. Hinrich’s best performances during each of his last three seasons as a pro — per Basketball-Reference.com’s Game Score stat — were during nationally televised games: a 14-point showing at Phoenix on ESPN last season, a 20-point night against Cleveland on ESPN in 2014-15, and a 19-point explosion on TNT during a blowout win over Houston in 2013-14.It probably isn’t a great omen, then, that one of Hinrich’s replacements once carried around a similar reputation, with at least a little statistical backing.As for these Bulls, sitting at 13-10 nearly a third of the way through the season, no one would say they’re without flaws.The perimeter shooting, red hot to start the season, has regressed to where many thought it would. In a league that prioritizes spacing and shooting more than ever before, Chicago ranks dead-last in 3-pointers made, 3-pointers attempted and 3-point percentage. (Things may get a bit better now that Doug McDermott, one of the precious few competent shooters on the team, is back after suffering two concussions. But it’s troubling that Nikola Mirotic’s game continues to oscillate between that of Channing Frye and a late-career Andrea Bargnani, who now finds himself playing overseas at age 31.)Crunch-time offense should be a concern for the Bulls, too, even if it hasn’t truly cost them yet.Despite the worries about the range-impaired backcourt featuring three players who each need the ball, Rondo, Wade and Butler haven’t gotten in each other’s way for the most part. The trio has handled opponents comfortably overall, winning by 6.3 points per 100 plays in 353 minutes.But things have played out far differently in clutch moments, when the game slows down and spacing gets cramped because teams refuse to guard Rondo near the arc. CHICAGO — After dealing a former most valuable player, letting a fiery, ex-defensive player of the year walk in free agency and signing a future, yet aging Hall of Famer, the Bulls were bound to change. We just didn’t know whether it’d be for better or for worse.But, ironically, even with a mostly new cast surrounding star swingman Jimmy Butler, one of the most bizarre tendencies from past Bulls’ teams persists: the baffling ability to take down some of the league’s best teams one night but lose to its very worst the next. Many have tried to explain the phenomenon, and the explanations range from an unfortunate run of injuries to team style and composition influencing consistency to the general wear and tear of life under the exacting rule of former coach Tom Thibodeau, who’s set to storm the opposing sideline in Chicago for the first time Tuesday night as coach of the Minnesota Timberwolves.The Bulls’ puzzling, two-faced play stands out most when it happens in consecutive games, as it did earlier this month. The club beat the defending-champion Cavaliers the night before getting drilled by the Dallas Mavericks, who, along with the Wolves and Sixers, have the worst record in the NBA.The showing wasn’t out of the ordinary. During the past five full seasons and what’s been played so far this year,1The data from Elias covers games from the start of the 2011-12 season through games played Sunday night. the Bulls have had nine instances — more than any other club2Five teams had eight. — in which they knocked off a team with a pre-game winning percentage of at least .600, only to then lose to an opponent with a .400 winning percentage or worse the next game, according to the Elias Sports Bureau. The Bulls narrowly escaped laying another egg by holding on to beat a lowly Miami unit this weekend after an impressive win over San Antonio. 2016-17Cleveland Cavaliers76.5Dallas Mavericks16.7 2014-15Golden State Warriors85.7Los Angeles Lakers26.1 2012-13Golden State Warriors63.4Washington Wizards24.4 2014-15Toronto Raptors60.3Detroit Pistons35.3 2014-15Toronto Raptors87.5Indiana Pacers30.0 2012-13New York Knicks66.2Toronto Raptors38.5 Bulls wins against teams with .600 winning percentages or greater that were followed by a loss to a team with a .400 winning percentage or lower, since the 2011-12 seasonSource: Elias Sports Bureau That explains why the Bulls own the NBA’s worst field-goal percentage during the last five minutes of close games and how the same three players are losing by 12 points per 100 plays in fourth quarters.Nevertheless, the Bulls have been able to survive many of their late-game scares with solid defense. They’ve been surprisingly good on that end of the floor, limiting opponents to 18 free throws a game, second-fewest in the NBA, while also forcing turnovers at a better rate than last season.And for how horrible their shooting is, the Bulls make up for some of that with their newfound ability to draw fouls — never much of a strength of the old-look Bulls and their star. Their free-throw attempts — more consistent than relying on someone like Butler’s jump shot — are up more than 21 percent from the same point last season. Another welcome source of scoring: the offensive glass. Chicago, similar to the Bulls teams that Thibodeau coached, owns the best offensive-rebounding rate in the NBA and scores more second-chance points per night than any other club.By no means are these improvements enough to make the Bulls real contenders again, like they were under Thibodeau before Rose’s injuries took root. But they at least give Chicago a shot to find consistency with Butler and Hoiberg, both on national TV and otherwise.Check out our latest NBA predictions. Chicago Bulls: The NBA’s Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde
Then-Temple-forward Anthony Lee (3) shields the ball from a defender during a game against Louisville at the Liacouras Center Feb. 14. Temple lost, 82-58.Courtesy of MCTAfter taking multiple hits to his roster, it appears as if Ohio State basketball coach Thad Matta has started filling the void left by four players who are no longer with the program.Per a Saturday report by ESPN College Basketball Insider Jeff Goodman, Matta has received a commitment from Temple transfer redshirt-junior forward Anthony Lee. Lee can as early as next season per NCAA transfer rules, as he is set to graduate in May.An OSU athletic spokesman did not immediately respond to The Lantern’s request for comment Saturday.Lee — who posted a video to his personal Twitter and Instagram accounts — @AntLee_3, of his tour at Ohio Stadium Friday, averaged 13.6 points per game last season while collecting an American Athletic Conference best 8.6 rebounds per game.Lee also sent a tweet from that account at 2:24 p.m. Saturday, saying how he is looking forward to playing at OSU.“Buckeye Nation! Too blessed, been thru 2 much an Coach Matta and the Buckeye family knows what I need for this last year. Blessed! !!!” the tweet read.Listed at 6-feet-9 inches tall and 230 pounds, Lee is likely to bring stability to OSU’s post game. Junior centers Amir Williams and Trey McDonald only tallied averages of 9.8 points per game and 7.5 rebounds per game between them last season, as OSU went 25-10 and bowed out to Dayton, 60-59, in the second round of the NCAA Tournament March 20.The report comes one day after forward LaQuinton Ross announced his intentions to leave OSU one year early to pursue a professional career. Guard Amedeo Della Valle also decided to leave the program March 22, to head back home to Europe and pursue a professional career of his own. OSU is also having to replace guards Lenzelle Smith Jr. and Aaron Craft, who it loses to graduation.The addition of Lee brings OSU’s scholarship players count to 11, two below the maximum 13 allotted by NCAA rules.
One of the most controversial football figures over the past decade or so once against demonstrated his lucidity and audacity.After numerous sources reported that the Serie A heavyweights AC Milan consider a potential January swoop for Los Angeles Galaxy talisman Zlatan Ibrahimovic, former Sweden international reached out to the press with some statement.The United States-based news outlet, TMZ Sports, have broadcasted the words of the 37-year-old striker regarding the rumored interest of the Rossoneri.“There is always rumors. The whole world wants me. It’s okay.”It’s not the first time (and probably not the last) that the ex-Manchester United superstar came out with such a comment. Just a reminder – when Zlatan landed in Los Angeles, he welcomed the NBA bigwig LeBron James in “Zlatan way.”Serie A Betting: Match-day 3 Stuart Heath – September 14, 2019 Considering there is a number of perfect starts so early in the Serie A season, as well as a few surprisingly not-so perfect ones….Now LA has a God and a King!Zlatan welcomes @KingJames pic.twitter.com/4gYooOpURD— Zlatan Ibrahimović (@Ibra_official) July 2, 2018Although AC Milan sporting director Leonardo has recently stressed the 7-time Champions League winners won’t try to take Ibra back at the Stadio San Siro, anything could happen by January.
VfB Stuttgart sporting director Michael Reschke is confident Benjamin Pavard will rediscover his best form in timeThe 22-year-old defender made a name for himself at the recent World Cup, where his impressive displays helped France on their way to a second world title at Russia.Due to this, Pavard had been a target for some of Europe’s biggest clubs in the summer. But the Frenchman remained loyal to Stuttgart.Although Pavard’s poor display in Stuttgart’s 0-4 defeat to Borussia Dortmund last Saturday, which involved a costly individual error, capped off a bad start to the season.Merson believes Arsenal should sign Sancho Manuel R. Medina – September 14, 2019 Borussia Dortmund winger Jadon Sancho might be the perfect player to play for the Gunners, according to former England international Paul Merson.“We knew ‘Benji’ would need some time to get back to his top level after his trumphant World Cup. But we believe he is on the right path,” Reschke told Bild.Pavard has not missed a minute of Stuttgart’s eight Bundesliga games this season.Although his dip in form also coincides with Stuttgart’s own domestic struggles as they are 17th in the league table with just five points.
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