Wayne Rooney: Watch Man United legend score stunning goal for DC United

first_imgWayne Rooney is proving to be a big hit in the United States.Manchester United and England’s record goalscorer, Rooney moved to America to sign for DC United in the summer after being deemed surplus to requirements at Everton. 1 Wayne Rooney has ten goals in 17 MLS games center_img When the 32-year-old joined DC, they were sitting bottom in the Eastern Conference of the MLS.But Rooney’s arrival has helped rejuvenate the club and he has led them – as captain – to the verge of a play-off spot.On Wednesday night, he scored his tenth goal of the season, and in some style too, bending a glorious free-kick from 35 yards out into the back of the net against Toronto FC.Rooney’s brilliance earned his side a 1-0 win and means they need just one more victory from their final two matches to be assured of a play-off spot.Check out the stunning strike below…last_img read more

Giannis’ Double-Double Leads Bucks Past Rockets, 108-94

first_imgMILWAUKEE (AP) — Eric Bledsoe stole the show in a marquee matchup between the Milwaukee Bucks and Houston Rockets on Tuesday night.With top-billing going to MVP front-runners Giannis Antetokounmpo and James Harden, the feisty Bucks’ guard turned in one his best all-around performances of the season as the Bucks pulled away for a 108-94 victory on Tuesday night.Bledsoe poured in 23 points, including 16 in a decisive third quarter, and tightly guarded Harden for most of the game.“I just try to play to my strengths,” Bledsoe said.Bucks coach Mike Budenholzer praised Bledsoe’s all-around performance.“To do what he did on both ends of the court, pretty special,” Budenholzer said. “I think he loves that challenge. I think he’s an incredible defender.”Antetokounmpo had 19 points and 14 rebounds for Milwaukee, which improved to an NBA-best 56-19.Houston Rockets’ Gary Clark and Milwaukee Bucks’ Khris Middleton go after a loose ball during the second half of an NBA basketball game Tuesday, March 26, 2019, in Milwaukee. The Bucks won 108-94. (AP Photo/Morry Gash)Harden scored 23 points and Chris Paul had 19 for Houston, which lost for just the third time in 17 games. Harden shot just 9 of 26, including 1 for 9 from 3-point range with Bledsoe closely guarding him throughout most of the game.“We had our open shots. We couldn’t know them down,” Harden said. “We competed but they went on a run in that third quarter and that was it.”After a tightly contested first half, the Bucks grabbed control in the third, sparked by Bledsoe’s clutch shooting. Leading by five at halftime, Milwaukee built a 19-point lead in the third. Bledsoe went 4 of 5 on 3-pointers in the period after missing his only two attempts in the first half. His third-quarter output, which included a single-handed 11-0 run, nearly matched the 18 points scored by Houston.“Everybody got energy out of that and we played even harder,” Antetokounmpo said.Milwaukee held the Rockets at bay for most of the final quarter, maintaining a double-digit lead throughout before clearing the bench with about a minute left.The Rockets jumped out early, building a 10-point first-quarter lead without Harden doing the bulk of the scoring. Danuel House Jr. paced Houston with nine points in the period, making all three of his 3-point attempts. The Bucks struggled in the opening period, shooting just 8 of 25, including 3 for 13 from deep. Khris Middleton missed all six of his shots in the first quarter.Milwaukee fought back in the second and eventually grabbed the lead. A key sequence came midway through the quarter when, after a basket by Ersan Ilyasova, Bledsoe stole the inbounds pass, scored and then stood face-to-face with Harden under the basket as the crowd roared.Milwaukee Bucks’ Sterling Brown shoots past Houston Rockets’ Danuel House Jr. during the second half of an NBA basketball game Tuesday, March 26, 2019, in Milwaukee. The Bucks won 108-94. (AP Photo/Morry Gash)The Bucks led 58-53 at the break, paced by Antetokounmpo’s 13 points and eight rebounds.Houston coach Mike D’Antoni blamed an uncharacteristic rash of turnovers in the second quarter for allowing the Bucks to grab the lead.“We got sloppy,” D’Antoni said. “We turned the ball over four times in transition, errant passes that they capitalized on.”INJURY BUGThe Bucks have been beset with injuries that have altered their lineup. When starting guard Malcolm Brogdon went down with a partial plantar fascia tear earlier this month, Budenholzer replaced him with Nikola Mirotic, who then injured his left thumb and likely is sidelined for the rest of the regular season. Tony Snell, who stepped in for Mirotic, is out with a sprained ankle. Sterling Brown, who sat out 13 games with right wrist soreness before returning to the lineup last week, started against the Rockets. And now, rookie Donte DiVincenzo is expected to miss the rest of the regular season and playoffs due to heel bursitis that has forced him to miss 28 games. DiVincenzo, the 17th overall pick in the draft, is expected to get an injection to address the problem.TIP-INSRockets: Gordon started despite dealing with an injured right ankle sustained Sunday. … F/C Kenneth Faried sat out with a sore left knee. … G/F Gerald Green is expected to be out for seven to 10 days with a strained adductor.Bucks: G Donte DiVincenzo (bilateral heel bursitis), C Pau Gasol (left ankle soreness) remained out, along with Mirotic and Brogdon.UP NEXTRockets: Host the Denver Nuggets on Thursday.Bucks: Host the Los Angeles Clippers on Thursday.___By RICH ROVITO Associated PressTweetPinShare0 Shareslast_img read more

Lifesize cutouts of breastfeeding moms popping up around northern Ontario city

first_imgFour women and their nursing infants have become the poster children for a northern Ontario community’s campaign to reduce the stigma around breastfeeding in public.The Porcupine Health Unit in Timmins, Ont., launched a campaign this week that will have life-size metal cut-outs of the local women nursing their children displayed around the city.The initiative is to remind people that breastfeeding is healthy and natural, and that women shouldn’t be discouraged from nursing in public spaces, health unit nurse Meagan Potvin said.“I think there is some misinformation about nursing in general,” Potvin said. “(Some) have that belief that if a mother is nursing her baby, then we see it all, and that really is not the case. If a mother is comfortable and nursing, she is fully protected by law.”About 80 per cent of women in the Timmins area start breastfeeding after giving birth, Potvin said, but that number starts to decline after a few months partly because of fear of being asked to cover up.“This campaign wasn’t necessarily just to push the idea of breastfeeding, but to make sure all mothers feel supported and that they have the information to make the best decision for their families when it comes to feeding their infant — whether that be breast milk, formula or both,” she said.As part of the campaign, the cut-outs are being placed in front of public places such as restaurants, retailers and government buildings.Potvin said the campaign so far has received plenty of local support, with businesses signing up to display the cut-outs and promote themselves as breastfeeding-friendly spaces.Nancy Lebrun, who works at Jorie’s Fine Clothing, said the downtown shop has always allowed mothers to breastfeed inside, so it was fitting that it take part in the campaign.She said the business will get its cut-out later this month, but so far there has only been positive reaction from people in the community.“Nobody was really fazed by it,” Lebrun said. “It was something that was accepted, and ‘maybe it’s about time’ is the response that a lot of people had.”Kate Durst, one of the four women lending her image to the campaign, said she has also mostly received positive feedback.But the 42-year-old mother of two added there were some comments online that criticized her about breastfeeding her two-year-old son.“I try not to let opinions sway my decision on a personal level,” said Durst, who owns a gym in the city. “I have to respect them, I just don’t share the same opinions.”Durst said she was selected for the campaign because of her decision to breastfeed her son until the age of three. She also said health officials wanted women who represented different demographics, so a young mother and indigenous women were also chosen.Durst said the campaign marked her first professional photoshoot, even though she had plenty of opportunities in the past as an amateur body builder.“I think that this has so much more meaning to me,” she said. “Feeding my child is something I do every day.”The Porcupine Health Unit said the cut-outs will stay in Timmins for the summer, but the plan is to eventually move them to smaller towns in the region.Note to readers: This is a corrected story. A previous version incorrectly said the cut-outs are made of cardboard.last_img read more