PARIS (AP) — World Cup champion Lionel Messi edged Kylian Mbappé again, this time to take FIFA’s best men’s player award on Monday. The 35-year-old Messi also beat Mbappé — who was seeking his first best player award from FIFA — to the Golden Ball trophy awarded by FIFA for the World Cup’s best player. Messi broke a record he shared with Ronaldo by making the men’s world best XI for the 16th time. Messi voted for former Barcelona teammate Neymar as his choice for best player. Mead was the joint top scorer at the Euro, and was named the tournament’s best player.
NEW YORK (AP) — Drops in big tech companies including Google’s parent company and Microsoft weighed down the stock market in early trading on Wall Street. Alphabet and Microsoft each fell about 8% in the early going Wednesday after reporting disappointing results. The tech-heavy Nasdaq fell 1.7%, while the broader S&P 500 index fell 0.7%. Wall Street pointed lower before the opening bell Wednesday after some tepid earnings from major tech companies. In energy markets, benchmark U.S. crude gained 93 cents to $86.25 per barrel in electronic trading on the New York Mercantile Exchange.4 months ago KSTP
The Minnesota Timberwolves official esports team will build out their new facility at Wisdom Gaming Studios at Mall of America®BLOOMINGTON, Minn., Dec. 20, 2022 /PRNewswire/ — The Minnesota Timberwolves and Wisdom Gaming, the emerging leader in esports and gaming entertainment, today announced the company’s flagship gaming and esports venue, Wisdom Gaming Studios, will be the new home for T-Wolves Gaming, the official esports team of the Minnesota Timberwolves. “We’re thrilled to partner with T-Wolves Gaming and establish their new home at Wisdom Gaming Studios,” said Steve LaCroix, President of Wisdom Gaming. “We are excited for what this partnership means for the future of T-Wolves Gaming and professional esports.”T-Wolves Gaming will begin building out their new space in Wisdom Gaming Studios ahead of the 2023 NBA 2k season. For more information on Wisdom Gaming Studios and T-Wolves Gaming, please visit wisdomstudios.gg. ABOUT WISDOM GAMING STUDIOSHeadquartered in Mall of America, Wisdom Gaming Studios is a 18,000 sq.3 months ago KSTP
MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — Rudy Gobert had 25 points and 21 rebounds, D’Angelo Russell also scored 25 and the Minnesota Timberwolves cruised to a 128-115 win against the short-handed Los Angeles Clippers on Friday night. Los Angeles was playing without stars Paul George and Kawhi Leonard on the second night of a back-to-back. Reserve forward Norman Powell had a team-high 21 points for Los Angeles, which lost its fifth game in a row. Without George and Leonard, the Clippers’ usually stout defense struggled against the Timberwolves. Los Angeles Clippers forward Norman Powell (24) steals the ball from Minnesota Timberwolves guard Jaylen Nowell (4) in the second quarter of an NBA basketball game Friday, Jan. 6, 2023, in Minneapolis.2 months ago KSTP
NEW YORK (AP) — Julius Randle and Immanuel Quickley each scored 23 points, and the surging New York Knicks knocked the Boston Celtics out of the top spot in the NBA with their sixth straight victory, 109-94 on Monday night. Jalen Brunson added 17 points for the Knicks (36-27), who inched ahead of Brooklyn into fifth place in the Eastern Conference. Boston Celtics guard Malcolm Brogdon (13) shoots over New York Knicks center Isaiah Hartenstein (55) during the first half of an NBA basketball game, Monday, Feb. 27, 2023, in New York. (AP Photo/John Minchillo) Photo: ASSOCIATED PRESS/John Minchillo Previous NextNew York took control in the second quarter and never gave it up. Brunson’s three-point play capped an 8-0 run and gave the Knicks a 47-27 lead midway through the second quarter.22 days ago KSTP
Russia freed WNBA star Brittney Griner on Thursday in a dramatic high-level prisoner exchange, with the U.S. releasing notorious Russian arms dealer Viktor Bout, American officials said. The deal, the second such exchange in eight months with Russia, procured the release of the most prominent American detained abroad. Griner is a two-time Olympic gold medalist whose monthslong imprisonment on drug charges brought unprecedented attention to the population of wrongful detainees. The men had made multiple trips abroad in the last year to discuss swap scenarios with Russian contacts. Whelan was not included in the Reed prisoner swap, escalating pressure on the Biden administration to ensure that any deal that brought home Griner also included him.3 months ago KSTP
Senior central bank officials and prominent academics participated in four panels that address central bank independence from various angles – climate, payments, mandates and global policy coordination. Senior central bank officials and prominent academics participated in four panels that address central bank independence. That move and other speeches about climate change by Fed officials had come under sharp criticism from congressional Republicans. At the same time, Powell’s stance on climate change is more cautious than those of many of his counterparts overseas. The European Central Bank and Bank of England, for example, have been more outspoken about climate change risks.2 months ago KSTP
McCarthy coached the Packers to their most recent Super Bowl title after the 2010 season and posted a 125-77-2 record with Green Bay before getting fired in 2018. This was his first game against the Packers since he took over as Dallas’ coach in 2020. Rodgers was McCarthy’s quarterback for most of his time with the Packers. The Cowboys (6-3) blew a 14-point lead heading into the fourth quarter for the first time in franchise history. Watson had a 58-yard touchdown — the Packers’ longest completion of the season — in the second quarter.4 months ago KSTP