All posts tagged: trophies

Blair Kinghorn: ‘The mentality at Toulouse is that we win trophies’ | Champions Cup

Blair Kinghorn: ‘The mentality at Toulouse is that we win trophies’ | Champions Cup

[ad_1] It’s been five months since Blair Kinghorn decided to move from Edinburgh to Toulouse mid-season. He’s played 10 games and won every one of them. Toulouse are second in the Top 14, two points off Stade Français, and have a home semi-final against Harlequins in the Champions Cup on Sunday. Kinghorn has scored six tries and eanred himself a spot in a freewheeling backline that includes Antoine Dupont, Romain Ntamack, and Thomas Ramos. He’s been playing in front of a 20,000 home crowd every other week. And he and his fiancee are settled into their new house, next door to his friend and teammate Jack Willis. Given all that, how do you think it’s working out? “Honestly,” Kinghorn says, “I’m loving it.” The match against Harlequins is another reminder why he made the switch. “You dream about these big knockout European games, or big domestic knockout games, it was a big influence on my decision to come here.” The move caught a lot of people short. Kinghorn had been at Edinburgh for eight years, …

Jokic, Gilgeous-Alexander and Doncic Picked as the NBA’s MVP Finalists. Wemby up for 2 Trophies, Too

Jokic, Gilgeous-Alexander and Doncic Picked as the NBA’s MVP Finalists. Wemby up for 2 Trophies, Too

[ad_1] Nikola Jokic is one step closer to winning a third MVP award in the last four seasons. Victor Wembanyama is surely on his way to a trophy — or maybe two. Shai Gilgeous-Alexander might get a couple of his own as well. The NBA revealed the finalists for most of the league’s postseason awards Sunday — and to no surprise, Jokic, the Denver Nuggets’ star, was one of the three top vote-getters for the top individual honor, the Michael Jordan trophy that gets presented to the league’s Most Valuable Player. The others: Dallas’ Luka Doncic and Oklahoma City’s Gilgeous-Alexander. Last season’s MVP, Joel Embiid of the Philadelphia 76ers, was not eligible this year because of the new league rule saying players must appear in a certain number of games for award participation. If he wins, Jokic would become the ninth player with three or more MVPs, joining Kareem Abdul-Jabbar (six), Jordan and Bill Russell (five), Wilt Chamberlain and LeBron James (four), and Moses Malone, Larry Bird and Magic Johnson (three). Doncic and Gilgeous-Alexander would …

Biden trolls Trump for boasting about golf trophies: ‘Quite the accomplishment’

Biden trolls Trump for boasting about golf trophies: ‘Quite the accomplishment’

[ad_1] President Biden poked fun at former President Trump for boasting about winning two golf trophies at his own golf club’s awards last night on Sunday. “Congratulations, Donald. Quite the accomplishment,” Biden wrote on X, formerly Twitter. Biden attached a screengrab of Trump’s post earlier in the night on Truth Social. “It is my great honor to be at Trump International Golf Club in West Palm Beach tonight, AWARDS NIGHT, to receive THE CLUB CHAMPIONSHIP TROPHY & THE SENIOR CLUB CHAMPIONSHIP TROPHY. I WON BOTH!” Trump wrote in the Truth Social post. “A large and golfing talented membership, a GREAT and difficult course, made the play very exciting. The qualifying and match play was amazing. A large and distinguished group will be there tonight. Very exciting,  thank you!!!” Trump continued. Biden’s post comes nearly two weeks after both presidents clinched their parties’ respective nominations and set their sights on the general election this November. The campaigns have revved up in recent weeks as they prepare for what’s expected to be a rematch between Trump and …

‘Anatomy of a Fall’ wins six trophies including best film

‘Anatomy of a Fall’ wins six trophies including best film

[ad_1] David Thion, left, Justine Triet, center, and Marie-Ange Luciani speak as they were awarded the Best Movie Cesar Award for the movie “Anatomie d’une chute” during the 49th Cesar Awards ceremony in Paris, Friday, Feb. 23, 2024. MICHEL EULER / AP Actress Judith Godrèche received a standing ovation at the Césars Awards on Friday, February 23, as she spoke out against sexual violence in the French film industry. Thriller Anatomy of a Fall dominated France’s premier cinematic honors with six trophies, including best film, giving it new momentum ahead of the Oscars, in which it has five nominations. But the evening’s winners and losers were eclipsed by the speech from Godrèche, who took the stage to denounce the “level of impunity, denial and privilege” in the industry. Godrèche, who has become a leading figure in France’s #MeToo movement, has accused directors Benoît Jacquot and Jacques Doillon of sexually assaulting her while she was a teenager. Both deny the allegations. Read more Subscribers only Will the second wave of #MeToo in France disrupt the Césars …

Grammys: Killer Mike arrested at awards ceremony hours after winning three trophies

Grammys: Killer Mike arrested at awards ceremony hours after winning three trophies

[ad_1] Sign up to Roisin O’Connor’s free weekly newsletter Now Hear This for the inside track on all things music Get our Now Hear This email for free Killer Mike was arrested at the Grammy Awards just hours after winning three prizes. The Atlanta-born rapper, real name Michael Render, won Best Rap Album award for Michael and both Best Rap Performance and Best Rap Song for “Scientists & Engineers”. However, shortly after, a video posted on social media by The Hollywood Reporter showed Render being led away from the ceremony in handcuffs by police. While no official explanation was been given as to why Render had been detained at the time, it has since been revealed by the Los Angeles Police Department that the rapper was arrested and booked for “misdemeanor battery” after a physical altercation backstage at the Crypto.com Arena. A spokesperson for the LAPD said: “On Sunday, 4 February, just after 4pm, a male adult was detained and handcuffed for a physical altercation that occurred at the 700 block of Chick Hearn Court. …

Trophies matter but Postecoglou is playing the long game at Tottenham | Tottenham Hotspur

Trophies matter but Postecoglou is playing the long game at Tottenham | Tottenham Hotspur

[ad_1] It is FA Cup third round time, the start of another shot at silverware and for the Tottenham manager, it can mean only one thing – questions about the club’s trophy drought and his thirst to put it right. And put it right Ange Postecoglou would love to do. Yet as he prepared for Friday night’s home tie against Burnley, his idea was for a more fundamental step change, a deeper kind of victory. The elephant in the press conference room was the gap to Spurs’ previous trophy – the 2008 League Cup; how it has been the only silverware of Daniel Levy’s 22-year chairmanship. At one point, Postecoglou was asked whether he ever pictured himself lifting trophies. “I’ve got real pictures,” he shot back. “Quite a few. I just look at the ones I have got.” “You’re lucky enough to be able to do that …” the questioner continued. “I earned them – it’s not lucky,” came another punchy response. Point made. Wherever he has been, Postecoglou has won titles, whether that be …

Why You Might Want to Toss Out Your Trophies

Why You Might Want to Toss Out Your Trophies

[ad_1] Want to stay current with Arthur’s writing? Sign up to get an email every time a new column comes out. From time to time, I visit a friend who has been enormously successful in business. He has an office in New York City that is decorated top to bottom with memorabilia of his many achievements. On the wall are framed magazine covers with his smiling face—CEO of the Year! On the bookshelves are dozens of knickknacks engraved with the dates of when he bought or sold a company. His office is like a shrine to past glories, and an obvious source of pride. Recently, however, he surprised me by saying he plans to get rid of all of these trophies. I asked why, and he told me that his business has struggled of late, and the trophies are only making his troubles seem worse. “I feel as if they’re mocking me.” This phenomenon has been called the “Ozymandias problem,” an allusion to Percy Bysshe Shelley’s 1818 poem about the once-great ancient-Egyptian pharaoh (also known …