Behind Carmelo and Amare the Knicks Beat Heat Avoid

Carmelo Anthony had 41 points.It had been a long time since New York Knicks fans could celebrate a playoff victory. They had an NBA postseason record of 13 straight losses spanning 11 years. So, excuse them for dropping streamers from the rafters of Madison Square Garden last night after they extended their first-round series against the Miami Heat.The 89-87 victory likely only postponed the inevitable; Miami still leads the series 3-1 and looks to close out the Knicks at home on Wednesday. But, for New York, it did not matter.“A great win for us, for our fans to finally get over that hump of those consecutive games that we lost. . . over those years in the playoffs,” said forward Amare Stoudemire, who returned after missing a game because of that much-talked-about left hand he cut after Game 2. He was a factor, too, with 20 points and 10 rebounds.But it was all-star Carmelo Anthony who was the catalyst, scoring 41 points in a rousing performance. Anthony made a tie-breaking 3-pointer with 54.5 seconds left. Still, it took a Dwyane Wade missed three-pointer as time expired to give NY some playoff life.LeBron James scored 27 for the Heat, including some spectacular late-game baskets, and Wade added 22.The Knicks’ win was marred by the gruesome injury to starting guard Baron Davis, who dislocated his right knee while running a fast break. He is out for the remainder of the playoffs. read more

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Guardiola reveals how Laporte gives Man City an edge over their

first_imgManchester City boss Pep Guardiola believes that a left-footed defender in Aymeric Laporte gives them an attacking edge over their rivalsLaporte, who arrived at the Etihad Stadium in January from Athletic Bilbao for a club-record transfer fee, has established himself as a key member of the City squad.Expect for the Carabao Cup fixtures, Laporte has started in all of City’s games this season with some solid displays at the back as the Citizens chase even more glory.And Guardiola feels that, as a naturally left-sided player, Laporte can distribute the ball much quicker from the back of the pitch.“First of all his level. In today’s training session, for example, he was so focused, but I would say the same with Vincent [Kompany], John [Stones] and Nico [Otamendi],” Guardiola told reporters on the club website.“But especially because he is left-footed playing on the left side. He gives us an alternative for the build-up, quicker and faster than the other ones with the right [foot].“When you receive the ball to the right you have to go inside because you go to the right foot.norwich city, manchester city, premier leagueReport: City are stunned by Norwich George Patchias – September 14, 2019 Manchester City was stunned by Norwich City in todays Premier League clash.Much has been made in recent days of the potential impact of Aymeric…“On the left, you go to that side. So that helps us to create this build-up and [another] build-up. With the right, it’s always [the same build-up]. It’s a little bit more complicated.“That would be one of the reasons why.”The Catalan coach also feels that Laporte’s lack of action for France will only benefit City as it means he will have more chances for rest over the course of the campaign.“[Laporte] is not going to play all season all the minutes, but he doesn’t go to the national team, he has a break for two weeks,” Guardiola added. “This period he’s fitter and can play regularly.“When the international break is finishing come December, January, February, of course, everyone is going to play.”City will face Tottenham at Wembley tonight at 21:00 (CEST), where they will hope to collect all three points and reclaim top spot in the Premier League from Liverpool.last_img read more

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Apple vs Google Maps Battle Revs Up Local Search Options

first_img min read 1. Expect new ways to market using your location.Apple is already planning a Quick Route function as part of its local search function that can lead customers to stores. Not to be outdone, Google is offering packages for automated business listings, and promotional services as part of its Places for Business product as well as turn-by-turn navigation for bicycle commuters.And where Google and Apple go, so goes Microsoft. The company announced its most aggressive upgrade to its map imagery in July. This will be offered as part of its MapPoint 2013 software product that ties in not only geographic data to maps, but population information and research content aimed at showing businesses location-based opportunities and marketing trends.Related: Google+ Adds New Local Listings Tab for Businesses2. Maps need to become part of your search strategy. Smart businesses will be proactive on how mobile users find and interact with them on maps. Among the new features that businesses can expect to exploit are the expanded role for social content and the ability to offer location-based deals.Apple’s Maps application is stressing local reviews and search content from Yelp, which announced in June that it will be directly built into Apple maps. Google recently upgraded its Google+ integration for maps with Google Map Maker, which builds local content added by users into its maps. And earlier this summer, Microsoft announced new integrations with Nokia as part of its interactive features on Windows phones.The time is now to claim your business page on sites such as Google Places and Yelp, and make sure it has the most up-to-date information. Update Google’s Map Maker with detailed information about your business. Label your business on the map, test and confirm the directions given.3. Explore third party apps.The fast moving map space is also attractive areas for new app developers. Two of the most interesting right now are ForeverMap by Berlin-based Skobbler and OffMaps2 by Cologne, Germany-based iosphere both offer options for offline search using OpenStreetMap, an open, international wiki for maps similar to Wikipedia.Those third parties offer features that Google and Apple do not, such as off-line functionality. And both can be easier to partner with to develop targeted programs for specific business challenges.Related: How the New Google+ Local Tab Could Influence Local SEO @chriscross_uk | ShutterstockIn a move meant to compete directly with Google Maps, Apple is expected to come out with its own mobile maps application this fall. This means big changes are in store for how customers will find and learn about your business.Tech giants are turning maps into location-based experience services. Apple is already bragging that its new maps app will be “the most beautiful, powerful mapping service ever.” It will feature what the company claims will be a new approach to how maps are rendered, including turn-by-turn directions and “Flyover” functions that will blend Google Earth-like capabilities, including 3-D images, with maps.The expectation is that these tools will become extensions of local search options that smaller firms rely on to be found. Here’s our road map for what to expect from the new mobile maps revolution: Enroll Now for Free Opinions expressed by Entrepreneur contributors are their own.center_img This hands-on workshop will give you the tools to authentically connect with an increasingly skeptical online audience. August 31, 2012 Free Workshop | August 28: Get Better Engagement and Build Trust With Customers Nowlast_img read more

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