McGregor blasts Cerrone in 40 seconds in UFC return — NBA (@NBA) August 3, 2017 Kawhi Leonard, Clippers rally to beat Pelicans The New York Knicks’ big man spoke to NBA.com’s Shaun Powell and revealed that he was indeed studying McGregor’s mind-game routine and antics.“I want to improve the mental side. I’m actually amazed by Conor McGregor,” he said. “I’ve been watching so many of his videos, trash talking, how mentally strong he is. I’ve been really interested in that kind of stuff.”FEATURED STORIESSPORTSEnd of his agony? SC rules in favor of Espinosa, orders promoter heirs to pay boxing legendSPORTSRedemption is sweet for Ginebra, Scottie ThompsonSPORTSMayweather beats Pacquiao, Canelo for ‘Fighter of the Decade’The 22-year-old center has shown flashes of superstardom in his first two seasons in the league, but the team’s constant losing has taken a toll on the promising player.He averaged 18.1 points and 7.2 boards for the Knicks last season, but was briefly involved in trade talks after skipping the team’s customary exit interview. .@kporzee & @swish41 get up some shots together in Johannesburg#BWBAfrica #NBAAfricaGame pic.twitter.com/ZI8unwSwSr— NBA.com (@NBAcom) August 3, 2017 Kristaps Porzingis #6 of the New York Knicks Elsa/Getty Images/AFPUFC Lightweight Champion Conor McGregor’s stock has certainly risen in recent months, and he has garnered a string of new fans along the way.Among these new admirers is 7’3″ Latvian center Kristaps Porzingis, who is seeking some inspiration to gain a mental edge for the next NBA season.ADVERTISEMENT Filipinos turn Taal Volcano ash, plastic trash into bricks PLAY LIST 01:40Filipinos turn Taal Volcano ash, plastic trash into bricks01:32Taal Volcano watch: Island fissures steaming, lake water receding02:14Carpio hits red carpet treatment for China Coast Guard02:56NCRPO pledges to donate P3.5 million to victims of Taal eruption00:56Heavy rain brings some relief in Australia02:37Calm moments allow Taal folks some respite LATEST STORIES End of his agony? SC rules in favor of Espinosa, orders promoter heirs to pay boxing legend Indian national gunned down in Camarines Sur ‘I’m out!’: PewDiePie releases last video before taking break from YouTube LeBron James scores 31 points, Lakers beat Rockets View comments Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. MOST READ Marcosian mode: Duterte threatens to arrest water execs ‘one night’ 787 earthquakes recorded in 24 hours due to restive Taal Volcano “I’m still 22 and still really young, but I’m trying to learn as much as I can on the court and trying to learn as much as I can off the court as well,” he said.Porzingis, meanwhile, is currently in Johannesburg, South Africa, to participate in the Team World vs. Team Africa exhibition game.A recent video of him training alongside NBA veteran Dirk Nowitzki—whom he’s been compared to in numerous occasions—has been a viral hit online. Khristian Ibarrola /raLearning from the legend!Dirk Nowitzki & Kristaps Porzingis swishing from downtown during a Johannesburg workout. #NBAAfricaGame pic.twitter.com/FBjFpmg5hpADVERTISEMENT Pistorius under observation in hospital—official Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next OSG plea to revoke ABS-CBN franchise ‘a duplicitous move’ – Lacson
Transfers Zidane rubbishes Isco exit rumours amid Chelsea links: I want him here for life! Dom Farrell Last updated 1 year ago 21:55 2/9/18 FacebookTwitterRedditcopy Comments(2) Getty Images Transfers Chelsea Real Madrid Primera División Premier League Isco Zinédine Zidane The midfield playmaker has been linked with a move to the Premier League but the Frenchman insists he is going nowhere in the summer Zinedine Zidane wants Isco at Real Madrid for “his whole life” and insists claims the player could leave at the end of this season are false.Spain playmaker Isco dazzled at the end of last season, starring as Zidane’s side collected Champions League and La Liga titles.But as their title defence has stumbled domestically this term, the 25-year-old has found starts harder to come by. Article continues below Editors’ Picks Lyon treble & England heartbreak: The full story behind Lucy Bronze’s dramatic 2019 Liverpool v Man City is now the league’s biggest rivalry and the bitterness is growing Megan Rapinoe: Born & brilliant in the U.S.A. A Liverpool legend in the making: Behind Virgil van Dijk’s remarkable rise to world’s best player Isco was an unused substitute as Madrid slumped to a 3-0 Clasico loss against Barcelona before Christmas, while last weekend’s goalscoring contribution to the 2-2 draw at Levante also came from the bench.The likes of Chelsea, Manchester City and Liverpool have been linked with a move for the former Malaga man but speaking ahead of Saturday’s match against Real Sociedad, Madrid’s head coach categorically denied he could leave.”I’m glad you’ve asked me. I was asked before [during the January transfer window] why weren’t we going to sign anyone,” Zidane told reporters.”I said I’ve always believed in my team and I will do until the very end. When I start something I get involved, I believe where I’m going, what I should be doing and I back the people I’m working with.”Isco’s one of them. He a very good footballer. He’s proven that in the past and will do that again”I want Isco [in my team] and I want him to spend his whole life here.”It’s a lie that I want Isco to be sold in the summer. Hopefully we won’t hear any more of this.”66 – Isco Alarcon has played more La Liga games than any other Real Madrid player under Zinedine Zidane (44 starts, 17 goals and 16 assists). Essential. pic.twitter.com/deIrAx7wqh — OptaJose (@OptaJose) February 7, 2018 Nevertheless, Zidane was keen to point out that his backing for Isco did not mean a guaranteed run of starts, given the competition for places in his Madrid squad.”There’s 25 of us. Everyone is important,” he said. “I get asked this question by you, by somebody else – why Isco? Why [Marco] Asensio?”The most important thing for me is the team. Isco won’t play every game between now and the end of the season but he’s part of the squad.”I have to pick a team. There are many games.”I get asked about Isco and I’m pretty sure I’ll get asked about Asensio and [Dani] Ceballos and players who might play less than their team-mates”These questions are common. I’m the one with a tough decision to make.”Isco has started 14 games and come on four more times in La Liga this season, scoring five times, and started all but one of their Champions League group games.