Ronaldo & Neymar fight with lightsabers

first_imgFootball superstars Cristiano Ronaldo and Neymar have fought with lightsabers in a bizarre advertisement for a Portuguese telecommunications company.The video, which was posted on Ronaldo’s Instagram page , was a paid partnership with Portugal’s MEO, who specialise in services for television, internet and mobile phone.With Neymar, dressed in 18th century attire, featured as the advertisement begins, customers speak of what they wish to see on MEO’s entertainment subscription service. Editors’ Picks What is Manchester United’s ownership situation and how would Kevin Glazer’s sale of shares affect the club? Ox-rated! Dream night in Genk for Liverpool ace after injury nightmare Messi a man for all Champions League seasons – but will this really be Barcelona’s? Are Chelsea this season’s Ajax? Super-subs Batshuayi & Pulisic show Blues can dare to dream Ronaldo, wearing similar clothing to his Brazilian counterpart, then enters the scene with a sword and challenges Neymar to a duel, with the duo engaging in combat at close quarters.The swords that both are holding change into lightsabers as they continue to fight through the advertisement.Ronaldo is no stranger to being involved in unusual promotions, with the Portuguese attacker starring in a commercial for Singapore company Shopee earlier this month.He has also starred in advertisements for an Israel telecommunications company and a Japanese facial fitness tool .The 34-year-old forward is currently preparing for Juventus’ crunch Serie A battle against title rivals Napoli at their home venue on Saturday.Ronaldo will be keen to get off the mark this season, having failed to find the back of the net in the Old Lady’s 1-0 victory against Parma on the league’s opening weekend.He attended the UEFA Awards ceremony in Madrid on Thursday, where he was pipped for Player of the Year award by Liverpool defender Virgil van Dijk .His co-star Neymar is yet to grace the field for PSG this campaign, with the saga surrounding a potential return to Barcelona continuing to roll on as the September 2 transfer deadline approaches.PSG sporting director Leonardo believes time is running out for the Spanish giants to submit an acceptable offer for the Brazilian superstar.”Our position was always clear, they always knew what we wanted, it was clear in every way,” he told reporters. “The first written offer was on August 27th, five days before end of the transfer window, we were even open to talking to other players to do the deal, but we never had an agreement on what we wanted.”It all depends on Barcelona, we are three days from the end of the transfer window. Today, the agreement is not there. We were open but we are [now] three days from the end of the transfer window.”We told the truth, we were open to his departure only if an offer satisfied us. This offer has not arrived – nothing is expected by Monday.”last_img read more

West-leading Nuggets edge Blazers

first_img GO Denver Nuggets center Nikola Jokic, left, looks to pass the ball as Portland Trail Blazers forward Al-Farouq Aminu defends in the first half of an NBA basketball game Sunday, Jan. 13, 2019, in Denver. (AP Photo/David Zalubowski) Photo Gallery Receive latest stories and local news in your email: West-leading Nuggets edge Blazers Jokic scores 40 points to hand Portland 116-113 loss 9 Photos Share: DENVER — Nikola Jokic scored a season-high 40 points, Jamal Murray fought through a bloody lip to add 24 and the Denver Nuggets beat the Portland Trail Blazers 116-113 on Sunday night.Jokic finished a point off his career high. He added 10 rebounds and eight assists, just missing his sixth-triple double of the season.Murray’s lip was bloodied when he took an elbow to the mouth from Jusuf Nurkic on a drive to the basket early in the third quarter. Murray hit both free throws before heading to the locker room to get the injury tended to. He was back in the game within minutes, and grabbed a rebound off his own missed shot in the final moments, hitting both free throws after he was fouled to help the Nuggets stave off Portland.Denver rebounded from a loss at Phoenix on Saturday night for its 12th home win in a row. Share: Denver ran the clock down and Murray let a jumper fly that hit the back of the rim and bounced out. Murray grabbed the rebound, was fouled and made both free throws with 3 seconds left. Portland had just enough time for a long 3-point try by Lillard at the buzzer, but — Paul Millsap in his face — it was off the mark.TIP-INSTrail Blazers: F Maurice Harkless remains sidelined by a left knee injury.Nuggets: G Gary Harris missed a fourth straight game with left hamstring tightness. … F Trey Lyles missed his second game in a row with a right wrist sprain. … Jokic scored a career-best 41 points against Brooklyn on Nov. 7, 2017.UP NEXTTrail Blazers: At Sacramento on Monday night.Nuggets: Host Golden State on Tuesday nightMore AP NBA: https://apnews.com/tag/NBA and https://twitter.com/APSports Published: January 13, 2019, 9:01pm Damian Lillard led Portland with 26 points, and CJ McCollum had 18 points. The Trail Blazers had won four straight.Lillard put in a reverse layup to put the Trail Blazers up by two with 5:48 remaining in the third quarter. But the Nuggets closed the period on a 17-10 run to take a 93-88 lead into the fourth. Jokic had 15 of his points in the period, including two 3-pointers during the Nuggets’ surge and also added an assist on an alley-oop pass that Mason Plumlee finished with a one-handed dunk.Portland, though, scored the first six points of the fourth, moving in front by a point on Evan Turner’s jumper.It was tied at 108 when Jokic hit a floater in the lane to put the Nuggets on top with 1:07 left to play. He added a pair of free throws moments later only to see Lillard drive to the basket for a dunk. With 30.6 seconds, Murray hit a jumper, but McCollum connected on 3-pointer to pull Portland within one with 27.7 seconds left. By signing up you are agreeing to our Privacy Policy and Terms of Service. By DENNIS GEORGATOS, Associated Presslast_img read more