SunTrust’s Mortgage Servicing Income Surges Amid Positive Earnings Report

first_img  Print This Post Previous: Freddie Mac Kicks Off 2016 With Largest Ever Delinquent Loan Auction Next: DS News Webcast: Monday 1/25/2016 Home / Daily Dose / SunTrust’s Mortgage Servicing Income Surges Amid Positive Earnings Report Governmental Measures Target Expanded Access to Affordable Housing 2 days ago Servicers Navigate the Post-Pandemic World 2 days ago Related Articles Data Provider Black Knight to Acquire Top of Mind 2 days ago The Best Markets For Residential Property Investors 2 days ago Tagged with: Earnings Statements Profits SunTrust Bank SunTrust’s Mortgage Servicing Income Surges Amid Positive Earnings Report About Author: Brian Honea Earnings Statements Profits SunTrust Bank 2016-01-22 Brian Honea January 22, 2016 1,857 Views in Daily Dose, Featured, Newscenter_img Demand Propels Home Prices Upward 2 days ago Data Provider Black Knight to Acquire Top of Mind 2 days ago Sign up for DS News Daily The Best Markets For Residential Property Investors 2 days ago Servicers Navigate the Post-Pandemic World 2 days ago Demand Propels Home Prices Upward 2 days ago SunTrust Bank experienced a 40 percent spike in mortgage servicing income in the midst of what Chairman and CEO William H. Rogers, Jr., deemed a “solid performance” for both the fourth quarter and full year 2015, according to the bank’s earnings statement released Friday.The Atlanta-based bank reported a net income of $484 million as of the end of Q4 ($0.91 per average common diluted share), an increase of 23 percent from the year-ago quarter. For the full year 2015, SunTrust reported a net income of $1.93 billion ($3.58 per average common diluted share), which was 11 percent higher than 2014’s net income of $1.77 billion.The year-over-year spike in income was driven primarily by improved efficiency and credit quality, according to SunTrust. The bank’s income for 2014 was negatively impacted by legal matters; in June 2014, SunTrust reached a settlement for nearly $1 billion with federal regulators and 49 states plus the District of Columbia for “systemic mortgage servicing misconduct,” including failing to promptly and accurately apply borrower payments, robo-signing, and other illegal foreclosure practices. Largely free from those legal costs, SunTrust reported increased earnings for both the fourth quarter and the full year 2015.“Our solid performance in the fourth quarter and strong 11 percent earnings growth for the year are the result of consistent execution of our strategies and the diversity of our business model,” said William H. Rogers, Jr., chairman and CEO of SunTrust Banks, Inc. “Looking ahead, we will further advance our purpose of improving the financial well-being of our clients and communities, thus driving long-term value for our shareholders.”One area in particular that experienced health growth at SunTrust was mortgage servicing income, which increased by 40 percent year-over-year and 6 percent quarter-over-quarter up to $56 million. SunTrust attributes the large over-the-quarter increase to higher servicing fees, improved net hedge performance, and a decline in the servicing asset decay expense.  The over-the-year increase was largely driven by higher servicing fees as a result of a larger servicing portfolio, according to SunTrust.At the end of 2015, the value of SunTrust’s mortgage servicing portfolio was reported at $148 billion, an increase of $6 billion from the previous year, driven by portfolio acquisitions.Meanwhile, mortgage production-related income for Q4 declined to $53 million from $58 million in Q3 and $61 million in Q4 2014. A modest decline in gain-on-sale margins drove the $8 million year-over-year decline, while a decline in production drove the $5 million over-the-quarter decline. A typical seasonal decline in new purchase activity resulted in a 20 percent over-the-quarter decline in mortgage production volume in Q4. Brian Honea’s writing and editing career spans nearly two decades across many forms of media. He served as sports editor for two suburban newspaper chains in the DFW area and has freelanced for such publications as the Yahoo! Contributor Network, Dallas Home Improvement magazine, and the Dallas Morning News. He has written four non-fiction sports books, the latest of which, The Life of Coach Chuck Curtis, was published by the TCU Press in December 2014. A lifelong Texan, Brian received his master’s degree from Amberton University in Garland. The Week Ahead: Nearing the Forbearance Exit 2 days ago Subscribe Share Save Governmental Measures Target Expanded Access to Affordable Housing 2 days agolast_img read more

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Calling the Oscars

first_imgIf it were up to Ben Zauzmer, Disney’s computer-animated “Frozen” would take home the Oscar for best picture this year. But the film isn’t nominated in that category, and he wouldn’t go with his own desires anyway — only his math.For the past three years, the Harvard College junior has employed statistics and percentages to predict winners at the Academy Awards. In his freshman year, Zauzmer, who hails from a suburb of Philadelphia, rightly predicted 15 winners out of the 20 categories he called, including Meryl Streep’s best-actress upset over Viola Davis.“I knew then I was onto something,” he said.Last year Zauzmer nailed 17 out of his 21 calls, pulling data from other awards ceremonies like the BAFTAs, critics’ scores, and historical data. This year, he teamed up with the Hollywood Reporter to announce predicted victories, and has the Sandra Bullock-led “Gravity” winning best picture.“The highest percentage is for ‘Gravity,’” said Zauzmer. “But I will say, if I had to guess, that’s going to be one of the wrong predictions.”He explained that typically the best picture winner at the Director’s Guild has been the best predictor of Oscar gold, and “Gravity” took home the award there for feature film this year. But the number of Oscar nominations for best picture has doubled. And last year, he noted, the Oscars for best director and best picture were split between Ang Lee and Ben Affleck’s “Argo,” categories that have historically correlated. He suggests that “Gravity” director Alfonso Cuarón may take home only best director. That would leave room for other frontrunners “American Hustle” or “12 Years a Slave,” the latter of which Zauzmer thinks will win best picture.“But I have to do what the numbers say,” said Zauzmer. “I don’t look at my predictions as predictions all the time, I look at them as percentages. Sometimes things with lower percentages happen.” And he disregards his own subjectivities, of course. (Zauzmer conceded that he preferred “Captain Phillips” and “Dallas Buyers Club” to the other contenders.)His calculations have garnered considerable publicity, and Zauzmer has bickered with Hollywood publicists and members of the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences alike.“People really, really want to know who’s going to win. People love this stuff,” he said.When the Oscars air this Sunday, Zauzmer will be co-hosting a watching party at a friend’s dorm. If his predictions are right, he anticipates a lot of Monday morning interviews.The applied-mathematics concentrator also announces Harvard basketball and football games when he’s not ensconced in math, which he calls “a great puzzle.”And of course he’s a movie buff. “I’ve now seen the entire American Film Institute’s top 100 movies, and I’m six away from finishing all the best picture winners.”On Sunday, Zauzmer said, “I expect I’ll get quite a few right. But no matter what, it’ll be a fun, crazy night.”Zauzmer will be live tweeting the Oscars on Sunday at @bensoscarmath. View his predictions here.last_img read more

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Croatia Airlines: In extraordinary circumstances, the priority is passengers whose trips should start in 72 hours at the latest

first_imgIn accordance with the new situation related to the coronavirus epidemic, Croatia Airlines, as a national airline, is continuously adapting its business activities to the current epidemiological situation in Croatia and abroad and the recommendations of the Croatian and world public health authorities.  Zbog toga je tvrtka, uz dosadašnje telefonske brojeve Kontakt centra 6676 555  i 072 – 500 505,  otvorila i dodatni broj telefona 0800 – 7777 kako bi se svim putnicima u najkraćem mogućem roku izašlo u susret i regulirala sva njihova prava. Osim toga, mobilizirani su i dodatni ljudski potencijali prodajnog osoblja i to na nekoliko lokacija unutar tvrtke, navode iz CA. “Zbog velikog broja telefonskih poziva, a s ciljem što veće operativne učinkovitosti,  kompanija je u aktualnoj situaciji prisiljena prioritet dati putnicima čija putovanja trebaju početi najkasnije za 72 sata. Svi ostali korisnici usluga mole se za razumijevanje i strpljenje, a pritom treba naglasiti da će svaki putnik i svaka zrakoplovna karta biti obrađeni i to u skladu s prilagođenim pravilima, koje je tvrtka donijela zbog epidemije koronavirusa” naglašavaju u priopćenju iz CA te zaključuju kako svi putnici trebaju kontaktirati prodajno osoblje Croatia Airlinesa prije datuma planiranog putovanja. This is a basic precondition for regulating their travel rights, which includes an agreement on travel arrangements in the post-epidemic period.center_img As the CA points out in a new statement, in these extraordinary circumstances, priority is given to passengers, especially those who have already purchased tickets for domestic and international flights. Photo: CAlast_img read more

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Suspected drug pusher falls in Jaro buy-bust

first_imgThe 19-year-old Mark Arian Billon ofBarangay Democracia, also in Jaro district, was caught around 5:30 p.m., apolice report showed. ILOILO City – Police arrested asuspected drug pusher in a buy-bust operation in Barangay Our Lady of Lourdes,Jaro district. Prior to his arrest, Billon sold asachet of suspected marijuana to undercover officer for P1,000, the reportadded. center_img Detained inside the lockup cell of theJaro police station, the suspect faces charges faces charges for violation of RepublicAct 9165, or the Comprehensive Dangerous Drugs Act of 2002./PNlast_img

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Gourmet Chocolate Truffles, Made in Middletown

first_imgOwner Elyissia Chinchilla, at far right, stands with her chocolatier team in the 2 Chicks WithChocolate kitchen. From left to right: Lori Goldstein, Shariff Higgins and Erica Townes. Photo by Joey DominguezMIDDLETOWN – With edible glitter truffles in an assortment of over 50 colors and wine- infused caramel truffles filled with merlot, a visit to the 2 Chicks With Chocolate boutique is a sweet experience.Elyissia Chinchilla opened the artisanal chocolate shop in Squire’s Plaza at 1300 Highway 35 South in Middletown in November, 2013, after Super Storm Sandy destroyed the original South River factory. The company, named after Chinchilla and her mother, Barbara, the co-founders, has retail locations in East Brunswick, Somerville and Metuchen. But Middletown is now where all the actual chocolate production takes place, and is also sold.“We are very flavor-focused,” said Chinchilla. “Not only does the chocolate look beautiful, but it tastes amazing. That’s really important to us, and we don’t use anything artificial in our line.”There are 70 different flavors of bonbons to choose in 2 Chicks Swiss-chocolate based line. They are made out of high quality ingredients imported from around the world. The types of fillings vary from wine and beer infusions, to classics like peanut butter and caramel, to experimental options like sriracha and cinnamon spice. All of the purées that the chocolatiers use are imported from France.“We are a European House,” Chinchilla said. “We’re kind of snooty in terms of the cocoa that we use.”Even the tempering machine they use to give the chocolate its shine and its snappiness is Italian. “It’s our boyfriend from Italy,” Chinchilla joked. “We love him. We talk nice to him.”Chinchilla and her team strive to supply treats that taste as good as they look. Each candy is hand-painted and splattered with colored cocoa butter, handmade in polycarbonate military-grade molds and then individually inspected by the chocolatiers to ensure its quality. “If they’re not perfect, they don’t go out,” Chinchilla said.With so many flavors, it might be hard to choose a favorite. Lead chocolatier Erica Townes, 22, is partial to the pear purée-filled dark chocolate piece. Even though she has worked in the 2 Chicks With Chocolate kitchens for four years, she still finds it hard to pick a favorite. “I can’t decide,” Erica said. “There are so many good ones and we made so many new, good ones!”Chinchilla says the chocolate company is growing. The Middletown store has gone from producing 2,000 pieces to nearly 10,000 pieces of chocolates, and counting, and Chinchilla is looking for talented recruits to help build inventory.“It’s a very happy industry,” said Chinchilla. It’s continuously fun stuff.”The boutique has kicked of f a loyalty programs for their repeat customers: purchase a $30 box, and it can be refilled for $18. There is also a loyalty program where you get $10 for every $100 you spend.
 2 Chicks With Chocolate is located at 1300 Highway 35 South in Middletown, and is open Monday through Saturday from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. The website is 2chickswithchocolate.com.– By Joey Dominguezlast_img read more

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Universal Access to Data Repositories

first_imgUniversal access to any structured repository is a compelling concept and something that truly warrants the description of being a ‘disruptive technology’.  It’s still a dream, but it has become the goal behind many new technologies now operating under the name of Enterprise Information Integration (EII).  A commonality behind all or most of the EII approaches is an attempt to create a single unified interface that can provide virtual access to many different data stores and repositories that may have implementations spanning vastly different data structures.The same trend towards creating a virtual interface spanning heterogeneous systems has also been happening in the world of enterprise content management (ECM).  The last twenty years have seen many many companies take their stab at the content management space, all creating products with different subsets of the ECM-space feature list and all of them with competing architectural and data models.  This is to be expected. Formtek is one of these many vendors — we’ve concentrated on our customers and created  quality solutions for the niche industries of their businesses.  Like many vendors, we feel that the unique solutions we’ve created address very specialized customer requirements.But concepts within ECM have been evolving over time and a lot of concepts have matured.  Some areas still continue to evolve today, especially in the areas of search and compliance.  But because of the ever on-going evolution, there never was an industry-wide shared vision for ECM with a detailed blueprint for how to achieve that vision.  This approach has been a healthy one, one that lets products and ideas compete, leading to solutions that address real-world problems.The result of this proliferation of systems is that large enterprises are finding that their data is being managed by multiple systems.  Creating and providing access to enterprise-wide Business Intelligence is hampered by the disparate systems.  Collaborative and Convergence technologies are attempting more and more to create consolidated views of all information across the enterprise.In the world of Java, one standard has come about for specifying a common method for accessing content repositories across multiple systems.  It is JSR-170 and is also known as the Content Repository API for Java or JCR.  Day Software has been the main proponent behind hammering out this standard.  Day’s visionaries Roy Fielding and David Nuescheler (spec lead) have been authors and promoters of the new approach towards standardizing the access across repositories.  They have made great attempts of trying to be inclusive by bring more than 60 vendors into the standardization process, including vendors like IBM, Oracle, Stellant and Filenet.  Day clearly outlines the benefits of a standard approach towards accessing content, and with broad support, this could be very disruptive.Day has also been leading a reference implementation of JSR-170 called the JackRabbit project.  It is being hosted as an Apache incubator project.The JackRabbit project, perhaps for portability reasons, is a non-DB based implementation of the JSR-170 spec.  It serves the purpose well as a reference implementation, but some question whether this implementation can be ‘industrial strength’ enough for enterprise applications — DB vendors have spent years wrestling with problems related to high-volume transactions and scalability. Other factors that have impeded acceptance of JSR-170 to date have been no major commercial vendors offering JSR-170 connectors for their repositories, the fact that the specification was frameworked within Java, the level of difficulty in creating a JSR-170 interface for an existing product, and the implications of being a lowest-common-denominator technology. Undoubtedly many ECM vendors view JSR-170 as a threat to their installed base and have been reluctant to move forward with the technology.  Day has helped to accelerate the process by creating connectors for two major vendors, Documentum/EMC and Filenet.  Day has also pledged to create JSR-170 connectors for OpenText LiveLink, Microsoft SharePoint, IBM Domino.doc, Software AG Tamino, and Interwoven. The availability of connectors to existing ECM systems will be a major decision point for determining whether or not the technology can be useful for customers or not.  Maybe a decision by Day (and others) to Open Source a collection of JSR-170 connectors for popular ECM vendor systems would truely accelerate the disruptive power of this technology — but this does not yet seem to be their current business strategy.Then there is the choice of Java.  The ‘J’ of JSR-170 is ‘Java’.  While the overall concept of JSR-170 need not be limited to Java, that was how it was framed, but it may be limiting to any kind of cross-over acceptance.  Over the last decade Java has had many successes and can clearly be called an enterprise-level technology.  Most of the major ECM vendors are heavily, if not predominantly, Java based in their implementations. But there are competitors to Java.  Java is most commonly compared against the .Net equivalent language, C#.  Actually Java has reached a phase where it is being questioned.  Some well-known Java proponents have even recently defected to newer technologies, like Ruby.  There are issues with Java as having poor performance, being too complex and just too ‘heavy’.  Especially in the area of web development, the Java-based solutions have not been too nimble, leading to an explosion now of Java-based ‘frameworks’ that try to fill the short-comings.Because of the wide range of web technologies available for thin-client development, JSR-170, a technology framed within the Java community, may not seem to be very compelling for Web Content Management systems that aren’t Java-based.  One open-source attempt to create a PHP equivalent implementation of JSR-170 does not seem to have gotten much traction.There is the issue of the difficulty in implementing technology.  Implementation may not be ‘difficult’, but it is certainly not trivial.  And as with all specifications, it often takes a lot of time to ensure true compliance with and complete understanding of a specification document.  More template connector code and more examples might help better seed the vendor community to motivate them to create/contribute connectors.Finally, there is the issue that the technology is lowest-common-denominator.  If you want to build an application on top of XYZ vendor’s technology, you’d be able to access a much richer level of functionality by using that vendor’s API rather than using the somewhat limited capabilities of JSR-170.Formtek has great interest in JSR-170.  The capabilities of JSR-170 could lead to some very interesting applications.  It has great potential, but it still seems to lack momentum, and needs to become more widespread to become very useful.  Day’s continuing contributions to the list of available connectors may change that.The jury is out on that, but JSR-170 and Jackrabbit has certainly generated a lot of interest.The approach that Formtek has taken towards EII has been SOA and Web Services.  We believe the momentum behind SOA technology is there today and at least in the short-term that this is the best approach.last_img read more

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NCAA Season 93’s Best 7: Week 13

first_imgView comments Frontrow holds fun run to raise funds for young cancer patients  LATEST STORIES For the second straight week, and fourth time overall, the energetic Lyceum forward tops this week’s rankings.Though the Pirates are facing what could be their toughest stretch yet, Perez is still keeping his numbers up as he leads his team’s bid to sweep the elimination round.Photo by Tristan Tamayo/ INQUIRER.net(2) Jed Mendoza – G, JRU Heavy Bombers16.5 points (4/10 3PT), 5.0 rebounds, 3.0 assistsLast Week: N/AChurning out consistent numbers in JRU’s Final Four drive, Jed Mendoza takes the cake in the team’s 2-0 week.The playmaker’s poise, coupled with his stupendous sniping from downtown was really a big shot in the arm for the Heavy Bombers as they move a win away from clinching a seat in the Final Four.Mendoza has shown that he can be the perfect compliment to Tey Teodoro all season long, but his biggest test will be in its next two games as JRU seeks to formalize its entry to the postseason.Photo by Tristan Tamayo/ INQUIRER.net(3) Andoy Estrella – G, Mapua Cardinals22 points (2-4 3PT), 4 rebounds, 4 assists, 1 steal Trump talks impeachment while meeting NCAA athletes PLAY LIST 01:07Trump talks impeachment while meeting NCAA athletes00:50Trending Articles00:50Trending Articles01:37Protesters burn down Iran consulate in Najaf01:47Panelo casts doubts on Robredo’s drug war ‘discoveries’01:29Police teams find crossbows, bows in HK university01:35Panelo suggests discounted SEA Games tickets for students02:49Robredo: True leaders perform well despite having ‘uninspiring’ boss02:42PH underwater hockey team aims to make waves in SEA Games Typhoon Kammuri accelerates, gains strength en route to PH It’s not for the lack of effort, though, as the Golden Stags lost a heartbreaking 60-58 thriller to JRU on Friday.With three games left in its schedule, San Sebastian should have the heightened sense of urgency in the coming weeks if they want to advance to the big dance.Photo by Tristan Tamayo/ INQUIRER.net(7) Rey Nambatac – G, Letran Knights12 points, 15 rebounds, 1 assist, 1 steal, 1 blockLast Week: N/AAlso on the losing end this week was Rey Nambatac.The senior guard tried his hardest to help Letran dent Lyceum’s armor, but in the end, the Pirates were just too much as the Knights fell, 81-69.Though defeated, Letran’s showing was respectable to say the least, with Nambatac being the engine that keeps the team going.But the 23-year-old vowed to not just churn out solid numbers, but also deliver victories, especially with games against San Beda and St. Benilde next in the Knights’ schedule. For the complete collegiate sports coverage including scores, schedules and stories, visit Inquirer Varsity. Read Next LOOK: Loisa Andalio, Ronnie Alonte unwind in Amanpulo for 3rd anniversary Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Photo by Tristan Tamayo/ INQUIRER.net(5) Kent Salado – G, Arellano Chiefs16 points, 11 assists, 1 rebound, 1 steal, 1 blockLast Week: N/AKent Salado just brought Arellano out of the depths of elimination, doing it all in the team’s 95-65 beatdown of College of St. Benilde.Fighting for survival, the speedy playmaker’s double-double night against the Blazers kept the Chiefs’ flailing hopes alive as they seek to make a late rally to the Final Four.But the job won’t be easy, as Arellano will have no other choice but to win its next games, starting on Tuesday against San Sebastian.Photo by Tristan Tamayo/ INQUIRER.net(6) Michael Calisaan – F, San Sebastian Golden Stags15 points, 13 rebounds, 1 blockLast Week: N/AAnother solid showing went down the drain for Michael Calisaan as San Sebastian suffered another loss to drop to 7-8. Finally, we get some sense of clarity two weeks away from the end of the eliminations.Lyceum and San Beda have already punched their tickets to the playoffs and JRU seems to be following suit after moving a win away from nabbing the third spot.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSWATCH: Drones light up sky in final leg of SEA Games torch runSPORTSSEA Games: Philippines picks up 1st win in men’s water poloSPORTSMalditas save PH from shutoutThree more teams are duking it out for the last Final Four spot, making every game for Letran, San Sebastian, and Arellano do-or-die duels.Individually, players are also doing last-ditch efforts on not just helping their respective teams progress, but also put themselves in the conversation for the end of season awards. But as for this past three game days, here are the week’s best performers.Photo by Tristan Tamayo/ INQUIRER.net(1) CJ Perez – F, Lyceum Pirates24 points, 3 rebounds, 3 assists, 3 stealsLast Week: 1CJ Perez continues to prove that he is one of the best, if not the best collegiate player in the country today.ADVERTISEMENT Kammuri turning to super typhoon less likely but possible — Pagasa Brace for potentially devastating typhoon approaching PH – NDRRMC MOST READ Ginebra ousts TNT, faces Meralco in PBA Finals rematch Last Week: N/AHope may be lost, but that won’t stop Andoy Estrella from giving Mapua its first winning streak of the season.The senior guard was clutch once again as he lifted the Cardinals to a gutsy 76-71 win over Perpetual on Thursday.Mapua may already be out of the running for the Final Four, but that doesn’t mean that Estrella couldn’t get the graceful exit he’s pining for.Photo by Tristan Tamayo/ INQUIRER.net(4) AC Soberano – G, San Beda Red Lions13 points (7-12 3PT), 2.5 reboundsLast Week: N/AAnother sharp-shooter enters this week’s list as AC Soberano unfurled a pair of standout outings in a 2-0 week for San Beda.Already considered as one of the deadliest snipers in the amateurs, the stocky guard showed how lethal he could be as he fired 5-of-7 threes to pour in 17 points in the Red Lions’ 88-51 rout of EAC.That’s exactly the performance coach Boyet Fernandez was looking for as San Beda gears towards its final elimination game against league-leader Lyceum. BSP sees higher prices in November, but expects stronger peso, low rice costs to put up fight Fire hits houses in Mandaluyong City Nonong Araneta re-elected as PFF president With the collegiate season in full swing, INQUIRER lists the week’s top seven performers in the ongoing NCAA Season 93 men’s basketball tournament. From their game statistics to their overall impact in the outcomes, everything is weighed to come up with the best players from the week that was.ADVERTISEMENTlast_img read more

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Turning point: Australia vs New Zealand World Cup tie

first_imgThe golden rule in cricket is – always chose to bowl first under overcast conditions and that’s what the Aussies skipper Ricky Pointing did against the Kiwis at the Vidarbha Cricket Association Ground in Nagpur on Friday.Considering this the toss was the ‘turning point’ in the game. Ponting won the toss and eventually won the match after his pacemen – Mitchell Johnson (4-33) and Shaun Tait (3-35) scalped seven wickets between them.Needing only 207 to win, the openers Shane Watson and Brad Haddin put on 133 runs for the first wicket to spell the doom for the New Zealanders.Man-of-the-MatchWithout doubt it has to be Mitchell Johnson. He ended with impressive figures of 9.1-3-33-4 to rip apart the New Zealand batting line-up.last_img

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11 days agoReal Madrid veteran Luka Modric eases injury fears

first_imgAbout the authorCarlos VolcanoShare the loveHave your say Real Madrid veteran Luka Modric eases injury fearsby Carlos Volcano11 days agoSend to a friendShare the loveReal Madrid veteran Luka Modric has played down an injury suffered in action for Croatia last night.He left the Wales clash injured with two minutes remaining. Modric collided with Harry Wilson while attempting to halt a counter-attack by the hosts.The Madrid midfielder was able to get back onto his feet and after receiving treatment from Croatia’s medical team, asked to be taken off. He limped off the field without hardly being able to walk on his right leg.But he has since stated this morning: “I have a bruise, which hurts a little and is swelling. It’s big, but I think it’s not serious and I’ll be fine in a few days.”It is an injury that Dr. Jankovic (the Croatian national doctor) said was unpleasant, but should not be long. He immediately communicated it to the doctors of Real Madrid.” last_img read more

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Clemson Football Tweets Hype Vine For Notre Dame Game Featuring Drake And Future’s “Big Rings”

first_imgQuarterback Deshaun Watson of the Clemson Tigers reacts after defeating the Alabama Crimson Tide 35-31 to win the 2017 College Football Playoff National Championship Game.TAMPA, FL – JANUARY 09: Quarterback Deshaun Watson #4 of the Clemson Tigers reacts after defeating the Alabama Crimson Tide 35-31 to win the 2017 College Football Playoff National Championship Game at Raymond James Stadium on January 9, 2017 in Tampa, Florida. (Photo by Ronald Martinez/Getty Images)The No. 12 Clemson Tigers host No. 6 Notre Dame on Saturday night in Death Valley. It promises to be a raucous environment for a crucial match-up for both team’s prospective College Football Playoff hopes. Clemson tweeted out a hype vine earlier this afternoon featuring quarterback DeShaun Watson and other Tigers donning headphones while lines from Drake and Future’s song “Big Rings” play in the background. The lyrics that are heard –“What a time, to be alive/You and yours, vs. me and mine”–are appropriate for the upcoming showdown.What a time to be alive… What a time to be a Tiger. #NDvsCLEM #ALLIN  #Clemson https://t.co/mu4rnARHAG— Clemson Football (@ClemsonFB) September 28, 2015 This game is shaping up to be a good one. The Tigers and Fighting Irish square off at 8 PM EST on ABC Saturday night.last_img read more

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