แผนการสนับสนุนด้านบวกของการเดิมพันผ่านกลุ่มผู้ซื้อที่ได้รับการคัดเลือกได้ก่อให้เกิดความขัดแย้งระหว่างการโพสต์เหยียดเชื้อชาติบนโซเชียลมีเดียและข้อกล่าวหาเกี่ยวกับความคล้ายคลึงกันของแคมเปญ “astroturfing” ที่ขัดแย้งกัน เมื่อเดือนที่แล้วเอนเทนเจ้าของแล็ดโบร๊กส์ได้เปิดตัวโครงการที่เรียกว่าแผงผู้เล่นด้วยความช่วยเหลือของ CT Group ซึ่งเป็นที่ปรึกษาทางการเมืองที่นำโดย Lynton Crosby อดีตที่ปรึกษาของ Boris Johnson และ Theresa May คณะกรรมการผู้เล่นซึ่งเผยแพร่บทความสั้น ๆ เกี่ยวกับการพนันที่เขียนโดยลูกค้าของ Entain ระบุว่า ‘มันให้เสียงกับ 99% ของผู้คนในสหราชอาณาจักรที่เดิมพันด้วยความพึงพอใจปลอดภัยและมีความรับผิดชอบ – และมักจะไม่เคยได้ยินมาก่อน “ในขณะที่การมีส่วนร่วมของ Entain ถูกเปิดเผยบนเว็บไซต์ของ Players ‘Panel แต่ในตอนแรกชื่อของ บริษัท ไม่ได้อยู่ในหน้า Facebook ซึ่งยังไม่แสดงโลโก้ Entain รายได้ในขณะนี้สูงสำหรับ บริษัท เกมในระหว่างการตรวจสอบของรัฐบาลเกี่ยวกับกฎหมายการพนันที่ก่อให้เกิด การวิ่งเต้นในอุตสาหกรรมที่เพิ่มขึ้นฟอร์ดฟอสเตอร์ออฟบา ธ ประธานที่ปรึกษาของ Gamblin g Reform กล่าวว่า“ แน่นอนว่ามีคนที่เล่นการพนันโดยไม่ทำอันตราย” แต่หากอุตสาหกรรมเกมต้องการส่งเสริมตัวอย่างของคนเหล่านี้เพื่อพยายามหลีกเลี่ยง ข้อ จำกัด ทางธุรกิจต่อไปเราควรก้าวหน้ากว่านี้ว่าเป็นแคมเปญเชิงอุตสาหกรรม “เราควรทำให้ชัดเจนว่าพวกเขาสุ่มตัวอย่างประชากรอย่างไรและเลือกคนที่จะใช้เป็นตัวอย่าง” การถกเถียงเรื่องการพนันมีความซับซ้อนมากและใน สภาพแวดล้อมในปัจจุบันคงจะดีถ้าอุตสาหกรรมดำเนินการอย่างโปร่งใสและระมัดระวัง” Matt Zarb-Cousin ผู้อำนวยการแคมเปญ Clean Up Gambling ที่กลุ่มผู้เล่นเสี่ยงต่อการดูเหมือนเป็นการริเริ่มจำนวนมากที่จัดตั้งขึ้นโดยสมาชิกของสาธารณชน” นี่เป็นสิ่งที่ชวนให้นึกถึงแคมเปญการเล่นเซิร์ฟเซิร์ฟที่พยายามถ่ายทอดภาพของภาคส่วนที่ค่อนข้างแตกต่างจากความเป็นจริง” เขากล่าว Crosby’s CT Group ซึ่ง Entain กล่าวว่าได้รับความช่วยเหลือจากค่าคอมมิชชั่นของผู้เล่นได้รับการเปิดเผยโดย Guardian ในแคมเปญ astroturfing บน Facebook สมาชิกในทีมกล่าวว่าพวกเขาได้สร้างเว็บไซต์และเพจ Facebook ที่ดูเหมือนจะเป็นแหล่งข่าวออนไลน์อิสระที่มีชื่อเช่น Why Electricity Matters, Yemen’s Report และ Londoners for Transport ซึ่งสามารถใช้เพื่อเผยแพร่ข้อมูลที่เลือกได้ ในนามของลูกค้า CT Group CT Group ยังไม่ได้แสดงความคิดเห็นในเวลานั้นเอนเทนกล่าวว่าเขาเป็นผู้นำกลุ่มผู้เล่นโดยตรงและปฏิเสธข้อเสนอที่ว่ากลุ่มนี้มีลักษณะของการเล่นเซิร์ฟ “ คณะกรรมการจัดขึ้นโดย Entain แต่ความคิดเห็นของคณะกรรมการเป็นของตนเองทั้งหมดและแสดงออกโดยสมัครใจ” บริษัท กล่าวในแถลงการณ์ ในขณะที่การ์เดียนติดต่อเขาเขาได้อัปเดตหน้า Facebook ของผู้เล่นและรวมถึงการเปิดเผยว่าเป็น “การริเริ่มระงับ” สมาชิกในกลุ่มที่เพิ่มเข้ามาบางคนถูกถามว่าพวกเขาต้องการมีส่วนร่วมหรือไม่และต้องเข้าร่วมโดยสมัครใจ แต่ไม่ได้รับ CT Group ไม่ได้ส่งคืนคำขอสำหรับความคิดเห็นในขณะที่ความคิดริเริ่มนี้มีจุดมุ่งหมายเพื่อแสดงด้านที่ดีที่สุดของการพนัน แต่การโพสต์บนโซเชียลมีเดียโดยสมาชิกในคณะกรรมการของผู้เล่นคนใดคนหนึ่งได้ตั้งคำถามเกี่ยวกับความขยันหมั่นเพียรของเอนเทนในการตรวจสอบบุคคลโปรไฟล์ของสมาชิกคนหนึ่งของคณะกรรมาธิการชายคนหนึ่ง จากลีดส์กล่าวว่า “ฉันอยากจะคิดว่าฉันเป็นเสียงของปาร์ตี้ธรรมดา ๆ ” แต่หน้า Facebook ของเขาเปิดเผยรายการ “คำพูดที่ชื่นชอบ” ที่มีชุดของการใส่ร้ายเหยียดเชื้อชาติและปรักปรำเอนเทนกล่าวว่าเขาได้ถูกลบออกไปแล้ว เป็นสมาชิกของสมาคมและลดสมาชิกจากห้าคนเป็นสี่คนโฆษกของ บริษัท กล่าวเพิ่มเติมว่า: “คณะกรรมการของผู้เล่นเป็นสถาบัน เพื่อให้คะแนน 99% ของผู้เล่นในสหราชอาณาจักรที่เดิมพันอย่างน่าพอใจปลอดภัยและมีความรับผิดชอบและมักจะไม่ได้ยินมุมมองเกี่ยวกับอุตสาหกรรมเกมในการอภิปรายในปัจจุบันเกี่ยวกับอนาคต “สมาชิกทั้งหมดของสภาเป็นอาสาสมัครที่ไม่ได้รับค่าจ้างซึ่งไม่ได้รับการปฏิบัติที่ดีใด ๆ จากเอนเทน” นอกจากนี้ Entain ยังปฏิเสธความคิดเห็นของสาธารณชนที่บิดเบือนต่ออนาคตของกฎระเบียบการพนัน ลงชื่อเข้าใช้หน้า Business Today ประจำวันเว็บไซต์ของกลุ่มผู้เล่นที่มีชื่อว่า “การค้นพบ” จะแสดงชุดสถิติที่ชี้ให้เห็นถึงการต่อต้านการแทรกแซงของรัฐบาลในการควบคุมการพนัน ได้มาจากตัวอย่างตัวแทนที่จัดทำโดย CT Group ในเดือนพฤษภาคม 2020 และอื่น ๆ จากการสำรวจลูกค้าของ Entain ที่จัดทำโดย บริษัท ซึ่งรวมถึงการค้นพบเช่น“ 81% เชื่อว่าบุคคลควรมีอิสระในการตัดสินใจว่าจะเล่นการพนันหรือไม่ . “เอนเทนกล่าวว่าผลการสำรวจลูกค้าของตัวเองมีเครื่องหมายดอกจันกำกับไว้เพื่อแสดงว่ามาจากชุดตัวอย่างที่แตกต่างกัน
คาสิโน ออนไลน์ 888
Chelsea have been drawn against Atletico Madrid in the Women’s Champions League last 16 while Manchester City face Fiorentina.WSL leaders Chelsea will come up against a familiar face in Toni Duggan with the England international helping Atletico knock Manchester City out of the tournament at the same stage last season.
Emma Hayes’ side have been in stunning form over the past year, going on a record-breaking 33-game unbeaten run which was only recently ended by a shock home defeat to Brighton.Meanwhile, Gareth Taylor’s City side will also play their first leg at home, against a Fiorentina side that finished second in Serie A last season but is off the pace this term, lying fourth and 16 points off pacesetters Juventus.Holders Lyon, who have won a record seven titles and made it five in a row last season, face Norwegian side Brondby.
First legs are scheduled to be played between March 3 and 4, with the return fixtures expected to take place between March 10 and 11.
Manchester City were knocked out of the competition at the Round of 16 stage by Atletico Madrid and Toni Duggan last season
Full draw as follows:
Wolsburg (GER) vs LSK Kvinner (NOR)Barcelona (ESP) vs Fortuna Hjørring (DEN)Rosengård (SWE) vs St. Pölten (AUT)BIIK-Kazygurt (KAZ) vs Bayern München (GER)Manchester City (ENG) vs Fiorentina (ITA)Sparta Praha (CZE) vs Paris Saint-Germain (FRA)Lyon (FRA) vs Brøndby (DEN)Chelsea (ENG) vs Atlético de Madrid (ESP)More to follow….Watch the Women’s Football Show on Friday at 6pm on Sky Sports Football.
February 16, 2021
Tetris® combines with Spin & Go tournaments at PokerStars in a fun promotion that sees $1.5 million paid out between February 15 and March 28.
Head to the Spin & Go lobby in the PokerStars client and you’ll see there are Tetris® Spin & Go games with buy-ins of $0.25, $1, $2, $5, $10, $25, $50, $100, $250, and $500. They all play out the exact same way as a traditional Spin & Go, meaning they’re three-handed hyper-turbo tournaments where the prize pool is randomly determined before the first hand is dealt.
It’s still possible to win up to $1 million in some of these game, but there are a few notable differences.
First, the virtual felt is made up of Tetris® blocks, which actually looks pretty cool. Also, the dealer button is now a Tetris® block too, and other blocks fall down the screen.
The Tetris® part of the promotion comes in the form of leaderboards. There’s a separate leaderboard for each Tetris® Spin & Go buy-in level, so 10 in total. You need to opt-in and then fire up some Tetris® Spin & Go tournaments.
Play your tournaments as you would ordinarily, but do so knowing the aim of the game is to clear lines, just like in Tetris®. The number of lines you clear depends on your Spin & Go multiplier and your finishing position in the tournament.
Your level increases each time you clear five lines. This results in you earning even more points so you can climb up your leaderboard faster.
The 2021 Guide to PokerStars Spin and Go Poker
How Many Lines Do I Clear?
As you can see from the table above, finishing in 1st place in a Tetris® Spin & Go that has a 2x multiplier clears four lines. Just playing a tournament earns you points.
How Do You Earn Points?
The number of leaderboard points you earn is based on your finishing position and your current level. You start off earning 40 points for clearing one line when you’re at Level 0, but this increases to 840 points if you manage to climb to Level 20, which is the highest level you can achieve.
It is possible to earn up to 25,200 points per Tetris® Spin & Go tournament, as you can see in this table.
LevelPoints for 1 LinePoints for 2 LinesPoints for 3 LinesPoints four 4 Lines
Tetris® Spin & Go Payout Table
The leaderboards payout $33,000 every day throughout the promotion making for a combined total of $1,500,000 just for playing Tetris® Spin & Go tournaments.
The $0.25, $1, $2, and $5 leaderboard payout the top 100 points earners, so you have a decent chance of walking away with a cash prize. The prizes don’t have any restrictions on them meaning you’re free to do with them as you wish.
Spin & Go Your Way to a PokerStars Sunday Million Seat
The Tetris® Playing Field – Avoid Hitting Game Over
There’s an extra element to this promotion that you have to be aware of at all times. PokerStars calls it the Playing Field.
Just like in a game of Tetris® where it is Game Over when the blocks reach the top of the screen, it can be game over for you if you go on a streak of out of the money finishes!
Finishing in first place either improves your Playing Field status or makes zero change to it. Finish in second place, however, and your Playing Field status either stays the same or actually worsens, which is also the case when you finish in third place.
Your table, or playing field, is green in color when your Playing Field is in a good state. It turns amber when it is worsening and turns red when you’re in big trouble. Failing to win when your playing field is red could see you reach Game Over which means you cannot earn any more leaderboard points until the next day!
The changes to your playing field status depend on your current level.
1st place 2nd place 3rd place
LevelImproveNo ChangeNo ChanceWorsenNo ChangeWorsen
Get Involved in the Tetris® Spin & Go Promotion
With $33,000 waiting to be won every day until March 28 there’s no time to waste if you want to win some free cash.
Download PokerStars via PokerNews, enter the bonus code “STARS600” when making your first deposit and PokerStars will match your deposit 100% up to $600. In fact, your first three deposits in a 90-day window are matched 100% up to a combined maximum of $600.
All you need to do then is opt-in and fire up some Tetris® Spin & Go tournaments and see if you can pad your bankroll with some of the $1.5 million that’s guaranteed to be won. That and try not to spend the rest of the day humming the famous Tetris® tune!
The Stars Group is a majority shareholder in Oddschecker Global Media, the parent company of PokerNews.
Alexander Zverev’s ex-girlfriend Brenda Patea has slammed the German for using their unborn child to boost his own public image despite not being in contact with her during her pregnancy.Patea, a German model, announced in October 2020 that she was pregnant with Alexander Zverev’s daughter. She was in a relationship with Zverev until July of last year, and is currently 36 weeks into the pregnancy.Patea had declared at first that she had no plans of sharing custody of their child with Zverev, before subsequent public statements made it seem like the two were on amicable terms.But in her recent interview with German tabloid ‘Bild’, Patea revealed that the pair have had no contact for two months. The 27-year-old claimed that they last spoke when another ex-girlfriend, Olga Sharypova, accused Zverev of domestic violence during their relationship.”I’ve been reading many of Alex’s (Zverev) interviews and I ask myself what he wants to achieve by saying these things,” Patea said. “‘Highlight of his life’? ‘He’s extremely happy’? ‘Highest priority’? I can hardly believe that because we aren’t in contact thus far and he hasn’t reached out.”(Patea’s interview with Bild was in German, and the quotes were translated into English by Twitter users fluent in both languages).Someone asked me to translate this so I’ll share it here too. Brenda is asked in her latest stories about Zverev. I translated her answers. In the background she shows excerpts of his latest interview. My summary: Zverev is full of lies and he’s shown it time and time again. pic.twitter.com/Xq2H1pYuXW— Nawal (@NawalNadal) February 15, 2021Brenda Patea was further asked if she shares the details of the pregnancy and of their unborn daughter with Alexander Zverev. But the model said there had been no contact of any kind and no initiative from Zverev’s side. Patea added that she was tired of people assuming otherwise based on the tennis star’s interviews.
“I just wanted peace and quiet. But so many people are telling me, ‘It’s great that you’re in contact (with Zverev) and that he’s interested’. I’ve had enough of his ‘perfect’ interviews. Be honest for once,” Patea added.”If Alexander Zverev is saying these things in interviews then I can finally say something about it too” – Brenda Patea Brenda Patea cheers on Alexander Zverev during the couple’s happier timesJust hours after Brenda Patea announced her pregnancy in October, another of Alexander Zverev’s ex-girlfriends – Olga Sharypova – accused the US Open finalist of being physically and emotionally abusive towards her during their time together.Sharypova dated Zverev for a year before the NextGen star got together with Brenda Patea. The Russian claimed that Zverev had been physically abusive several times, and specifically mentioned an episode during the 2019 Laver Cup. The incident, in her words, drove Sharypova towards an attempt at ending her life, before she was rescued by hotel staff.Also read: Djokovic’s sympathetic support of Zverev, and the silence of Federer & Nadal, highlight tennis’ insensitivity towards abuse
At the time, there was speculation that Brenda Patea’s refusal to share custody of their future child with Alexander Zverev was an indication that he had been unpleasant towards Patea too. But the German model quickly denied any such rumors.Following the denial, there was a tacit understanding in the media that Alexander Zverev and Brenda Patea were planning to raise their daughter together. That, however, was a misconception, as revealed now by Patea.”We had contact two months ago when the thing with his ex (Sharypova) came out but that was it,” Patea said. “It’s stupid to do this in the media. But if he’s saying these things in interviews then I can finally say something about it too.”If the tone of Patea’s answers is anything to go by, it seems like Alexander Zverev has been using his “happiness” on becoming a father as a way to repair his public image after Olga Sharypova’s accusations. It remains to be seen how the 23-year-old reacts to this new development, especially since he is still alive in the ongoing Australian Open.
Published 16 Feb 2021, 12:22 IST
In 2020, Clayton Kershaw and the Los Angeles Dodgers were able to exorcise their postseason demons. The franchise won its first World Series Championship in more than three decades, while Kershaw was able to shed the ‘can’t win the big one’ label that had previously followed him around his entire career. Now, with his legacy firmly intact, the three-time Cy Young Award winner is openly contemplating his future. In a recent interview with the Los Angeles Times, Kershaw, who is in the last year of his current contract, had this to say when asked about an extension, “I don’t know. Honestly, I wish I had an answer.” Surely, that’s not the response the Dodgers faithful were hoping to hear, but at least the team brought in some reinforcements for when No. 22 does ultimately decide to hang ’em up. Which brings us to today’s quiz of the day. Kershaw has not gotten the ball for L.A. on Opening Day the last two years, but prior to that, he was a fixture on the mound, having pitched in eight consecutive Opening Days from 2011 to 2018, a franchise record. So with that in mind, how many of the pitchers with the most Opening Day starts for every MLB franchise can you name in five minutes?Good luck!
At 23, Rublev is two years younger than Medvedev and grew up playing junior tournaments against him in Russia. For a long time Rublev, seeded No. 8, and Karen Khachanov, 24, the third member of Russia’s latest golden generation, were better than Medvedev. The rise for Medvedev came in 2018 and 2019, when he nearly beat Rafael Nadal in the 2019 United States Open final.“He reads the game really well,” Rublev said of Medvedev. “It’s amazing, the patience he has to stay so long in the rallies, to not rush, to take the time, because in the end these little details, they make him who he is.”Russia is the only country with two players in the top 10. Khachanov gives it three in the top 20. Aslan Karatsev, 27, another Russian ranked No. 114, came out of nowhere to make the quarterfinals here in his first Grand Slam tournament.Medvedev comes into the quarterfinal on perhaps the best roll of his career. He has won 18 consecutive singles matches. He won the ATP Tour finals in London in November, pulling off the nifty trick of beating the world’s top three players — Novak Djokovic, Nadal and Dominic Thiem — in a single tournament. For Russia at the ATP Cup, he beat Alexander Zverev of Germany, a 2020 U.S. Open finalist, in a tight, three-set match in the semifinal round.Medvedev spent his early childhood in Moscow and played few sports other than tennis growing up. He worshiped Russia’s last golden generation, which included Marat Safin and Yevgeny Kafelnikov, who were in their prime when he was a young child. He moved to France to train as a teenager and became fluent in English and French.Medvedev could be heard screaming at his coach, Gilles Cervara of France, in French during his third-round match against Filip Krajinovic of Serbia, as he frittered away a two-set lead before recovering to win the final set, 6-0.
คาสิโน ฝาก ถอนไม่มีขั้นต่ำ
FILE PHOTO– Manny Pacquiao Photo by Tristan Tamayo/INQUIRER.net
MANILA, Philippines — Manny Pacquiao showed a glimpse of what boxing fans have been missing since he last made an appearance in the ring 19 months ago.
The Filipino boxing legend on Monday posted a video of himself on social media flashing his killer hand speed and footwork as he makes his seemingly impending ring return later this year.
“Month by month, week by week, day by day. Always focused and ready to fight,” said Pacquiao in the caption.
Month by month, week by week, day by day. Always focused and ready to fight. #TeamPacquiao 👊🏼 pic.twitter.com/wJCKMkGnCa
— Manny Pacquiao (@MannyPacquiao) February 15, 2021
Pacquiao has been idle since his impressive win over Keith Thurman back in July 2019 in Las Vegas for the WBA (Super) welterweight title.
The 42-year-old, whose inactivity largely due to the COVID-19 pandemic was relegated by the WBA as its “champion in recess,” is reportedly in talks for a fight against phenom Ryan Garcia.
In a separate post last week, Pacquiao hinted at a “big news coming soon” that had fight fans speculating about his next bout.
Don’t miss out on the latest news and information.
Subscribe to INQUIRER PLUS to get access to The Philippine Daily Inquirer & other 70+ titles, share up to 5 gadgets, listen to the news, download as early as 4am & share articles on social media. Call 896 6000.
For feedback, complaints, or inquiries, contact us.
The Golden State Warriors made the most of a second-quarter burst to eventually down the Cleveland Cavaliers 129-98. Stephen Curry and Draymond Green made several highlight plays to get the job done for the home side at the Chase Center.The duo didn’t even have to feature in the fourth quarter with six Golden State Warriors scoring in double digits to close out the game with ease. They even restricted the Cleveland Cavaliers well who shot less than 40% from the field.Cleveland Cavaliers get going early but Golden State Warriors eventually take controlIt was a fairly close affair in the first quarter. Stephen Curry stepped up for the Golden State Warriors and scored a quickfire 16 points but the Cleveland Cavaliers responded well. The likes of Collin Sexton and Jarrett Allen kept them in the running.Things changed towards the end of the second quarter where the Golden State Warriors went on a 23-8 lead to finish the first half with a 10-point advantage. The Cleveland Cavaliers couldn’t recover from there as the Dubs extended their advantage in the third quarter thanks to the playmaking of Draymond Green.The Warriors have held their opponent to 105 points or less, and 40.6% FG shooting or less, in 4 of the last 5 games— Grant Liffmann (@GrantLiffmann) February 16, 202128 games into the season, the Warriors are the 8th seed in the West with a 15-13 record.Not too bad for the projected 14th seed ahead of the season. pic.twitter.com/GYc8ifhLdt— r/Warriors (@GSWReddit) February 16, 2021I’d say it’s not the Cavs night. But not their month might be more accurate— 𝙅𝙪𝙨𝙩𝙞𝙣 𝙍𝙤𝙬𝙖𝙣 🇨🇦 (@Cavsanada) February 16, 2021
Weird to see the Cavs down 20 against the Warriors. Usually doesn’t happen until June— Rashad (@rashadalaiyan) February 16, 2021Whispers* the nets showed how to stop a lot of the warriors plays….. (continues to whisper) but hopefully the rest of the league didn’t watch— IN THE LAB (@DevInTheLab) February 16, 2021Stephen Curry and Draymond Green too hot to handle for Cleveland Cavaliers The two veterans rose to the occasion again
Stephen Curry continued his tremendous campaign with another outstanding performance. He had 36 points for the Golden State Warriors tonight on 13-of-19 shooting including seven made threes. He’s on course to become only the third player in NBA history to record a 5-40-90 clip in multiple seasons alongside Larry Bird and Steve Nash.Curry was aided in his efforts by Draymond Green who’s been flawless as the primary playmaker for the Golden State Warriors. He’s averaged 11.6 assists per game since the start of February and had 16 dimes against the Cleveland Cavaliers.Steph Curry is averaging 30/6/5 on 50/44/94 splits.He’s carrying a team missing Klay Thompson and ALL 3 big men to a playoff spot in the West. Stop saying he’s in the MVP conversation…he IS the MVP. pic.twitter.com/sXHbJSB6mA— Guru (@DrGuru_) February 16, 2021
Steph Curry and Draymond Green, it turns out, are good basketballers.— Golden State of Mind (@unstoppablebaby) February 16, 2021Curry is very nearly doing 50 40 90 on 30ppg while teams main goal is to harass him as much as possible since his star teammates are goneThis is going to be funny forever— Dom2K☘🤦🏾♂️ (@Dom_2k) February 16, 202110 straight games with 27+ points for Steph Curry is the longest such streak of his career— Grant Liffmann (@GrantLiffmann) February 16, 2021Draymond’s passing x Steph’s gravity is the most lethal offensive combo in basketball— Antonin (@antonin_org) February 16, 2021
Draymond is avg’ing more assists (8apg) than points (5.2ppg). Who is the last qualified starter to do that?— sam esfandiari (@samesfandiari) February 16, 2021The Golden State Warriors will now take on the Miami Heat on Wednesday. Meanwhile, the Cleveland Cavaliers will look to end their eight-game losing streak against the San Antonio Spurs.Also read: “Do you not think that affects someone mentally?” Draymond Green blasts the NBA for differential treatment of teams and players in trade situations
Published 16 Feb 2021, 12:08 IST
Clayton Kershaw is about to enter his 14th season in the Major Leagues, and the final season of his current three-year, $93M deal with the Dodgers. Could it also be the final season of what will surely be a Hall Of Fame career?
“I’ll just say, I don’t know,” Kershaw told Jorge Castillo of the Los Angeles Times. “I have no idea. I do know that I still love it and I have a blast.”
The Dodgers have yet to discuss a potential contract extension with their longtime ace, and Kershaw was again non-committal when asked if he wanted a new deal: “I don’t know. Honestly, I wish I had an answer.” The left-hander said his goals are simply to earn “my teammates’ respect and I just want to pitch well as long as I can. So all that other stuff will take care of itself.”
Kershaw is still relatively young, as he doesn’t turn 33 until next month. However, he has already dealt with a number of injury problems during his career, while pitching a combined 2522 innings in the regular season and postseason. There’s also the fact that Kershaw’s baseball bucket list could hardly be more complete now that he has finally won a World Series and erased some past struggles in the playoffs. Kershaw’s championship ring is the latest addition to a resume that includes three NL Cy Young Awards, eight All-Star appearances, the 2014 NL MVP Award, and a reputation as one of the best pitchers of all time.
Kershaw admitted that he “wasn’t as enthused to get back going again” for his winter training regiment in the wake of the Dodgers’ title, though he sees it as more of a change in motivation rather than a lack thereof. “It’s a great problem to have,” he explained. “I think every offseason in the past it’s been, ’I just want to get this done. I just want to do it, do it, do it.’ And there’s this passion and it just constantly builds and builds and builds. And now the pressure is just because we have a great team and we’re supposed to win. That’s awesome.”
As Castillo noted, the fact that the interview at Kershaw’s home even took place represented a shift in the left-hander’s perspective, given how Kershaw has been very private over the years. Kershaw and his wife Ellen have three children, and while the family often traveled together in pre-COVID times, Ellen Kershaw said that “it’s not as easy to pull [the kids] out of school and get us to L.A. during the season” as the children get older.
One possible bridge between family and baseball endeavors would be a free agent deal with the Rangers next offseason — Kershaw’s family lives in his hometown of Dallas throughout the offseason. It isn’t clear, however, whether Kershaw would consider the Rangers or any other team besides the Dodgers if he does continue his career, as he stressed how much he has enjoyed playing in Los Angeles.
Let me give you some valuable background info first: I live at home with my Dad & my girlfriend (she’s between houses). They’re both my best friends. I am currently going through a chronic pain type disorder that appeared in both wrists & forearms since July 2020. In & out of appointments/checks every fortnight. I am unable to do much in my day, it hurts to do normal things in my day – so I am unable to work or study anymore. Painkillers are not helping. Thursday was the day, the day I basically lost my entire life savings. Since then, I’ve been using every single dollar I can get my hands on to recover this loss & I’m sure you know where I’m at now. $8 in debt & unemployed with no income. But how did I get here? I got caught gambling when I was 17/18, lost all my money then too but it was less than $1000 (my Dad was the only one who knew). Since then, I vowed to never gamble again & I didn’t until 2 weeks ago. My Dad & I were watching the cricket & he placed a $100 multi (he rarely gambles) & won $450. We both thought this was great so I put in $50 myself for the next game. I ended up losing $25 & won it back in the darts later on. I then decided to move on & not do any more as my girlfriend of 2 years (the one I’ll marry) did not approve of me gambling again. So I stopped – until my Dad persuaded me to lie & just gamble anyway behind her back. It was innocent losses, $5-$10 here & there for the next 2 weeks. It wasn’t until last week, the day after my girlfriend’s birthday, that everything went downhill. She had to work Wed & Thu which left me to be alone for 2 days. I was very down in the dumps & just felt like I had all this money & didn’t use it (which is the stupidest thing ever, I know). So I started gambling on the races. With high $1000 bets & spent hours & hours, got up $10k then back down to $5k before I bet my whole bank to get back where I started at $15k. I stopped, went in my room & realised what I did, I almost lost my ENTIRE bank. Did I stop there? Nope, you guessed it. Eventually, one thing led to another & now I’m $15k down & $9 in debt. I confessed everything to my girlfriend & Dad on Thursday. Which they were both very supportive. I had $2000 in my bank then & said I’d stop. But I didn’t, Iost $1500 yesterday & $500 today. So yes in $9 debt. Although I do not have an addiction (oddly enough I studied psychology for 2 years before this chronic pain stopped me), I have definitely fallen into the trap of gambling once again & I only risked losing my last $2000 to not win the money back, but rather I looked at it as an outlet to make money so I can provide my girlfriend & I with a future. But this was such a bad mindset to approach everything. $9 in debt. I am stopping here. I vow to, right here, right now. I have not told my girlfriend or Dad about the last $2000, but I think I will hang onto this one for now as I can make that back in selling some of my collectables that have been collecting profit over the years. So thank god for that at least. Additionally, I may receive a pension for my condition so if that’s approved, must lock my money away. I had to get all this out & it has put me in an awful lot of PHYSICAL pain to even write this due to my chronic pain condition. I don’t expect anyone to read this all as this is rather for me. Thank you. C. submitted by /u/codesfrost [comments]
เกมส์ คาสิโน ออนไลน์