Injury to Kevon Looney “a big loss” for Warriors

first_imgOAKLAND — Kevin Durant and Klay Thompson continue to work toward returning to the court in the NBA Finals, but there is no uncertainty around Kevon Looney.The Warriors’ fourth-year big man is sidelined for the rest of the series after suffering a non-displaced first costal cartilage fracture in Game 2 against the Raptors on Sunday night. The injury was initially described as a left chest contusion.“I think it’s closer to the breastbone. It is part of the collarbone, from what I understand, …last_img read more

BroadVision: A 1990s Leader Making its Way in a New World

first_imgA natural curiosity surfaces when a company from a different era starts using API’s and leveraging the cloud. It shows how fast the world is changing as Web oriented architectures become more predominant.Mastercard, Blockbuster and Pitney Bowes are all companies we’ve reported about in the past few weeks that are reinventing themselves to some degree by adopting API infrastructures and developing services and platforms.In many respects these companies benefitted from a generation of companies that pioneered the deployment of API’s and collaborative technologies. These are the companies that developed the social infrastructure now being rapidly adopted in the enterprise.That’s what makes BroadVision’s entrance into the market so interesting.Yesterday, BroadVision announced a new service called Clearvale. It is similar to services that we see in the market from companies such as Socialtext and Jive Software.BroadVision came into the enterprise market in the generation of Web technologies that emerged in the 1990s.BroadVision made its fortune in developing e-business services in the Web 1.0 world. BroadVision is now a publicly traded company on the Nasdaq. The company has 214 employees and a market cap of about $53 million.In launching now, it’s evident BroadVision has learned from the others in the enterprise market. Clervale is a network that a company can use for its employees. It can set up a network for its customers and partners. It has IT admin controls. Companies that establish networks within Clearvale will have the capability to communicate in a manner that BroadVision compares to Facebook. It can be customized to make it look like the company’s own service.Giovanni Rodriguez is Broadvision’s chief marketing officer. He makes this point:“From our perspective, the market is only beginning to heat up, and a number of different approaches have not yet been attempted. We’re building what we believe is the first “network of networks” deliberately designed for the enterprise. The approach enables a business to easily launch any number of networks — ad hoc or permanent — stitch them together, navigate them, and ultimately connect and do business with other companies that are building a presence in Clearvale. We believe that the “network of networks” effect — where you give people the tools to “do it themselves” — is what has helped to accelerate the growth of several popular consumer networks. Our mission is to do it for the enterprise, with enterprise rules and sensibility. Our 17-year history as an enterprise portal software vendor is an advantage here.”And that’s where it seems like we have to take a step back and compare it to other platforms that come from the most recent rounds of innovation.For example, Socialcast is built on an activity stream. is an open-source framework for creating mcroblogging networks. Yammer launched a new version of its service to support a more distributed form of activity streams.Clerarvale feels like a portal. It has a wiki and a blog. It also has a microblog tool but it is not the foundation for the service. It’s a service that offers different tools on one platform. That’s an approach that has worked in the market though we do see activity stream based services getting rapid adoption.We asked Rodriguez about its activity stream. It was not immediately apparent in our first look at the service.Rodriguez:“Actually, there is a microblogging tool that has been incorporated into the latest release. We agree that streams are important, and that they have in fact taught many businesses to understand the value of enterprise social networking. At the same time, we have either built or have integrated with a wide range of communication and collaboration tools with the understanding that the range itself helps to encourage adoption.”In other respects, BroadVision looks like it is on the right path.The company is developing an open API, which it will launch in the Fall. The service is built on open-source. RESTful is built in.BroadVision’s language is of interest. The company uses the term “social commerce,” in reference to its platform, which it calls a “network of networks.” This seems to mean that the platform scan be used in a manner such as what SoftBank is doing. According to BroadVision, SoftBank will use Clearvale as a service to deliver cloud-based services for SoftBank customers.In all, BroadVision seems like it is adjusting well to the new word of the social enterprise. We’re not so convinced Clearvale is a Facebook for the enterprise. To do that would mean having a more core focus on real-time activity streams. Tags:#enterprise#news#Products alex williams Cognitive Automation is the Immediate Future of… 3 Areas of Your Business that Need Tech Nowcenter_img Massive Non-Desk Workforce is an Opportunity fo… Related Posts IT + Project Management: A Love Affairlast_img read more

A PACE Approach to Commercial Retrofits

first_imgIn many of the jurisdictions that implemented them, Property Assessed Clean Energy (PACE) programs for financing residential energy-efficiency retrofits were well subscribed.Unfortunately, the programs’ popularity didn’t inoculate them against resistance from mortgage companies Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac. The mortgage lenders said they would decline to guarantee mortgages for homes with PACE liens because PACE loans are attached to program participants’ property tax bills and considered senior to mortgage loans. Too risky, Fannie and Freddie said. Baloney, said communities that had to halt their PACE programs because of the guarantors’ objections.PACE proponents have gotten sympathetic hearings in many quarters. This summer, for example, three members of the House of Representatives — California Democrat Mike Thompson and Republicans Nan Hayworth of New York and Dan Lungren of California — teamed up to sponsor the PACE Assessment Protection Act of 2011, which specifies PACE lending criteria that are designed to address risk concerns. The bill has not yet come up for a vote.PACE reconfiguredWhile PACE for residential retrofits awaits legislative rescue or a workaround (the ClimateSmart program in Boulder County, Colorado, is developing an alternative plan), a consortium of investors has been set up to finance PACE programs for commercial-building retrofits in the Miami and Sacramento areas. The consortium leader, Ygrene Energy Fund, founded in 2009 and based in Santa Rosa, California, is administering and marketing the program and managing contractor training.The consortium was established by the Carbon War Room, a project created by billionaire Richard Branson to develop entrepreneurial approaches to carbon reduction in business and transportation. Ygrene, which has a five-year exclusive contract to represent the consortium, will work with city and county officials to identify buildings that are candidates for retrofit. Another partner in the consortium, Lockheed Martin, is expected to do the engineering work on large projects, according to a story recently published by the New York Times. Barclays Capital will provide short-term funding, with loan rates at about 7%; the loans will then be bundled into long-term bonds, which Barclays will market.As has been the case for residential PACE programs, the success of these commercial-property variants is contingent on the potential for the retrofits to reduce energy costs enough to cover the loan payments. Contractors will be required to guarantee both their work and the utility savings the work is expected to yield. Those warranties will be backed by insurance underwriter Energi Insurance Services, which in turn will be covered by reinsurer Hannover Re.Ygrene will be responsible for vetting the contractors as well as ensuring they’re properly trained. If those issues are properly addressed, insurance claims should be few and far between.last_img read more

Alora falls to familiar foe, settles for silver in taekwondo

first_imgDon’t miss out on the latest news and information. Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next View comments Lacson: SEA Games fund put in foundation like ‘Napoles case’ Ethel Booba on hotel’s clarification that ‘kikiam’ is ‘chicken sausage’: ‘Kung di pa pansinin, baka isipin nila ok lang’ Trump signs bills in support of Hong Kong protesters Robredo should’ve resigned as drug czar after lack of trust issue – Panelo JRU fends off Mapua, finishes first round with 4th win NATO’s aging eye in the sky to get a last overhaul Trending Articles PLAY LIST 00:50Trending Articles02:49World-class track facilities installed at NCC for SEA Games03:07PH billiards team upbeat about gold medal chances in SEA Games05:25PH boxing team determined to deliver gold medals for PH03:04Filipino athletes share their expectations for 2019 SEA Games00:45Onyok Velasco see bright future for PH boxing in Olympics02:25PH women’s volleyball team motivated to deliver in front of hometown crowd01:27Filipino athletes get grand send-off ahead of SEA Games00:36Manny Pacquiao part of 2019 SEA Games opening ceremony MOST READ The 6-foot Seavmey, who enjoyed a big height advantage over Alora, also beat the Filipino in the Asian Olympic Qualifying Tournament last year.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSSEA Games: Biñan football stadium stands out in preparedness, completionSPORTSPrivate companies step in to help SEA Games hostingSPORTSBoxers Pacquiao, Petecio torchbearers for SEA Games opening Hotel says PH coach apologized for ‘kikiam for breakfast’ claim Biggest Pogo service provider padlocked for tax evasion Kirstie Elaine Alora of the Philippines (red) competes against Sorn Seavmey of Cambodia (blue) in the finals of the women’s -73 kg category of the 29th Southeast Asian Games competition Tuesday at the Kuala Lumpur Convention Center. Alora lost, 6-13. CONTRIBUTED PHOTO/SEA GAMES POOLRio Olympian Kirstie Alora ran into a familiar tormentor and suffered the same fate to settle for silver in the women’s +67kg class in taekwondo in the 2017 Southeast Asian Games Tuesday in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia.Alora, who was the country’s flag-bearer, fell to Sorn Seavmey of Cambodia, 13-6, in the final.ADVERTISEMENT LATEST STORIES Celebrity chef Gary Rhodes dies at 59 with wife by his sidelast_img read more

Bangladesh beat England by 2 wickets

first_imgBangladesh relied on their tail-enders to return from the dead and pull off a sensational two-wicket upset victory over England in a World Cup group B match to keep their quarter-final hopes alive at Zahur Ahmed Chowdhury Stadium in Chittagong on Friday. ScoreChasing a modest 226, the hosts were precariously were placed at 169 for eight before Shafiul Islam (24 not out) combined with Mahmudullah (21 not out) to steer their side to a dramatic victory with six balls to spare.It was England’s second upset defeat in the tournament as their experienced bowlers buckled under pressure in the thrilling final moments to make the task easier for the hosts.England had suffered a humiliating three-wicket defeat at the hands of Ireland in an earlier league match.Bangladesh had bowled out England for a modest 225 after electing to bowl as their bowlers, specially the spinners, did a fantastic job.Bangladesh were staring at defeat as they were 169 for eight in the 40th over but Shafiul and Mahmudullah batted with grit under intense pressure with a match-winning 58-run unbeaten partnership for the ninth wicket.With this win Bangladesh have moved to fifth place in the points table with four points and England are standing at third with five points.England now must win their last encounter against the West Indies while Bangladesh have two more match to play against The Netherlands and South Africa. Bangladesh almost messed up the run-chase by slumping to 169 to eight from a comfortable 155 for three, rasing hopes of England, but Shafiul and Mahmudullah ensured that the hard work done by their bowlers does not go waste.advertisementAjmal Shahjad (3/43) and Graeme Swann (2/42) did well for England but could not save their side from defeat. The 33 extra runs, including 23 wides, also cost England dearly.Bangladesh’s chase could not have started better as the openers raised a-run-a-ball 52 stand with Tamim Iqbal playing a quick-fire 38-run knock.Iqbal was cleaned up by Bresnan in the ninth over and his side suffered two more jolts in form of Junaid Siddique (12) and Raqibul Hasan (0) within 30 balls.Imrul Kayes (60) though was rock solid on the other end and was well supported by his skipper Shakib Al Hasan (32) as they raised 82 runs for the fourth wicket.The runs came in singles and twos and there was a time in their partnership when not even a single boundary was scored in nine overs. Yet, importantly for the hosts, the scoreboard was ticking and the asking run-rate was never out of reach.Kayes raised his seventh half-century with a single off James Anderson and then ended the boundary drought with a cover drive off Ravi Bopara. With that boundary he became only the 17th Bangladeshi batsman to score 1000 ODI runs.However, the well-set Kayes ran himself out when he attempted a double, which never was, and that brought a twist in the match, with England now hoping for a turnaround.At that stage, Bangladesh needed 71 runs from 114 balls but wickets fell in a heap after that.Skipper Hasan edged one off Graeme Swann onto this stumps and paceman Ajmal Shahzad bowled Mushfiqur Rahim (6) and Naeem Islam (0) to reduce Bangladesh to 166 for seven.Swann took his second wicket when he had Abdur Razzak caught by Tim Bresnan, much to the shock of the home crowd, but Shafiul hit the same bowler for a four and six to bring back the match alive.Bangladesh took the final powerplay in the 46th over needing 33 from 30 balls. James Anderson leaked 11 runs in the first over of the powerplay which he started by bowling wide.Mahmudullah suppported Shafiul well with his sensible batting and hit the winning boundary four off Bresnan, sparking wild celebration at the packed stadium.Earlier, Jonathan Trott (67) and Eoin Morgan (63) hit fifties and shared a 132-ball 109-run fourth-wicket stand to save England the blushes as they were struggling at 53 for three at one stageThe 24-year-old Morgan, drafted in the team as a replacement for Kevin Pietersen, hit eight fours en route to his 72 ball knock, while Trott’s innings came off 99 balls with two fours.England, however, lost their way, suffering another collapse in the face of a disciplined Bangladeshi bowling and lost their last six wickets for just 63 runs.Naeem Islam, Abdur Razzak and skipper Shakib Al Hasan accounted for two wickets each, while Rubel Hossain, Shafiul Islam and Mohammad Mahmudullah got one apiece.Sent into bat, wicketkeeper batsman Matt Prior walked out with skipper Andrew Strauss to open the England innings and combined for a 32-run partnership before losing his wicket in a bizarre fashion in the seventh over.advertisementStrauss, too, was dismissed in the 11th over with Junaid Siddique taking a brilliant catch at slip off Naeem Islam. A lot was expected of Ian Bell but the right-handed batsman became Mohammad Mahmudullah’s victim as England slipped to 53-3 in 16.4 overs.However, Trott and Morgan steadied the ship, adding 109 runs to lift England to 162.The duo shrugged extravagance and toiled hard on the field, taking singles and twos to keep the scoreboard ticking.Morgan, who is returning from an injury, picked up his first boundary in the 21st over when he lofted Mahmudullah over mid-wicket, before welcoming skipper Shakib Al Hasan with a boundary over mid-off.The left-handed batsman showed excellent footwork and sent Mahmudullah for another four over midwicket, before pulling him along the carpet for another boundary.Trott picked his first boundary in the 28th over off Rubel Hossain, bisecting the fine leg and deep square boundary. Morgan, meanwhile, swept Islam for another four, before using his feet to good result against Rubel.In the 35th over, Morgan brought up his fifty with a single off Shafiul Islam, while Trott cantered to his individual half-century in the next over.However, Naeem Islam brought Bangladesh back into the game, removing Morgan in the 39th over with Imrul Kayes taking a brilliant diving catch running in from deep fine leg.After the 41st over, England took their batting powerplay but couldn’t utilise the five overs. With pressure mounting, Trott went for a big shot and holed out at long off to trigger another collapse.Graeme Swann and Paul Collingwood took England across the 200-mark but, in pursuit of quick runs, wickets kept tumbling, as Bangladesh held things back in the end.last_img read more

Govt, Opposition strike deal on smooth conduct of Parliament

first_imgThe monsoon session of Parliament will not be a washout like previous sessions. In a major compromise struck between the government and the opposition, both sides have agreed on a way out.  The government has agreed for a debate under rule 184 on price rise. There is a provision for voting under this rule. As a result, Parliament will function normally from Wednesday. The breakthrough was announced by JD(U)’s Sharad Yadav after a series of interactions.  The first two days of the monsoon session have gone the winter session way. The government has a huge number of bills that is awaiting parliamentary clearance, but the House hasn’t been able to conduct any business so far. For the second day in a row, there was turbulence in both Houses, which were adjourned after three disruptions. NDA convenor Sharad Yadav told reporters, “Samjhaauta ho gaya (We have reached a compromise).”   Earlier, a torrent of issues ranging from price rise to demand for dismissal of Mayawati government and immediate execution of Ajmal Kasab and Afzal Guru on Monday drowned the second day of the monsoon session of Parliament. The Lok Sabha and the Rajya Sabha were adjourned for the day at 1400 hrs after two earlier adjournments with BJP, BSP, SP and Shiv Sena members storming the Well on diverse issues. The Left and the Right raised the issue of price rise with the BJP led by M. Venkaiah Naidu making a strong pitch in the Rajya Sabha for suspension of Question Hour to discuss the matter. Inflation in June stood at 9.44 per cent. Left parties in the Lok Sabha had given a notice for an adjournment motion on the issue of price rise. In the melee, Sports Minister Ajay Maken made a statement on the irregularities in the hosting of Commonwealth Games last year in which he sought to drag in the erstwhile NDA regime. Maken said the then NDA government had bypassed the Delhi government and made the Centre responsible for all financial and infrastructural obligations which was against established norms. It was trouble from the beginning in both Lok Sabha and Rajya Sabha as BJP members in the Upper House and those from the BSP, SP and Shiv Sena in the Lower House raised several issues simultaneously by storming the well. Both the Houses were first adjourned for nearly an hour till noon and then till 2 PM because of the ruckus.  – With inputs from PTIadvertisementlast_img read more

Totally focused

first_imgHotel management clarifies SEAG footballers’ kikiam breakfast issue Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Is Luis Manzano planning to propose to Jessy Mendiola? Fernandez was promoted to chief trainer when Pacquiao clashed with Argentina’s Lucas Matthysse last year, but the rehiring of Roach for the Broner bout has obviously put his best buddy in the back seat again.Pacquiao, though, was quick to dismiss this, saying that his team is stronger than ever.“We know each other very well. Team Pacquiao is strong,” said Pacquiao when somebody asked why he rehired Roach for the Jan. 19 fight despite dropping him following a disastrous loss to Jeff Horn in 2017.Pacquiao said he wanted to give Fernandez a chance to become the head trainer for the fight against Matthysse. And Fernandez passed with flying colors as Pacquiao scored his first knockout win in nine years to revive his career.Roach said he was willing to yield the reins to Fernandez, who was his lieutenant in so many triumphs.ADVERTISEMENT Even his rumored bid for the Philippine presidency is far from his mind at the moment.Buboy Fernandez, Pacquiao’s best friend, sat in the far corner of the crowded Wild Card Gym while Freddie Roach held the mitts for the world’s one and only eight-division champion.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSPrivate companies step in to help SEA Games hostingSPORTSUrgent reply from Philippine ‍football chiefSPORTSWin or don’t eat: the Philippines’ poverty-driven, world-beating pool starsClearly, something is wrong.And when Pacquiao noticed this, he asked Fernandez to join them in the ring, although the Hall-of-Fame trainer Roach continued holding the mitts. PH Azkals, China Dragons coaches put friendship aside MOST READ LATEST STORIES SEA Games: Biñan football stadium stands out in preparedness, completion “Manny told me ‘I want him (Fernandez) to be better known as a trainer and when he (Pacquiao) retires, he will have a future in boxing,” said Roach. “So I said I have no problem with that. We will work on that, we have worked together as a team.”Meanwhile, Pacquiao played down reports linking him to a bid for the presidency, insisting he remained solely focused on the twilight of his boxing career.The 40-year-old, already a member of the Philippine Senate, has been repeatedly linked to a future run for the presidency in his homeland where he remains a national hero.However, Pacquiao told reporters on Wednesday he had put any future political aspirations on hold as he prepares to defend his World Boxing Association (WBA) regular welterweight title against Broner at MGM Grand Arena in Las Vegas.“A lot of people are saying that I can be the next president,” Pacquiao told Agence France-Presse.“But I’m not thinking about that. Whatever path that God gives to me, I will fulfill it.”“I haven’t spoken to him about running for president but he wants to help the people and the best way to help people is to be the boss,” Roach told reporters.For the time being though, Pacquiao insists he is not looking past Broner.Broner on Wednesday put a touch of drama to his upcoming fight with Pacquiao by not showing up for media workout day.Broner, the 29-year-old nicknamed “The Problem,” flew over from South Beach, Florida, where he had his training camp. —WITH A REPORT FROM AFP SEA Games hosting troubles anger Duterte Trending Articles PLAY LIST 00:50Trending Articles02:11’Not just basketball’: Circumcisions, pageants at Philippine courts00:50Trending Articles02:42PH underwater hockey team aims to make waves in SEA Games01:44Philippines marks anniversary of massacre with calls for justice01:19Fire erupts in Barangay Tatalon in Quezon City01:07Trump talks impeachment while meeting NCAA athletes02:49World-class track facilities installed at NCC for SEA Games02:11Trump awards medals to Jon Voight, Alison Krauss Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Private companies step in to help SEA Games hosting LOOK: Joyce Pring goes public with engagement to Juancho Triviño SEA Games: Biñan football stadium stands out in preparedness, completion Manny Pacquiao, right, works out with trainer Freddie Roach at a boxing club in Los Angeles, Wednesday, Jan. 9, 2019. Pacquiao is scheduled to defend his WBA welterweight title against Adrien Broner on Jan. 19, 2019, in Las Vegas. (AP Photo/Damian Dovarganes)HOLLYWOOD—Manny Pacquiao doesn’t want to be distracted by the antics of Adrien Broner.Neither is he paying much attention to a seeming animosity brewing in his corner.ADVERTISEMENT TS Kammuri to enter PAR possibly a day after SEA Games opening View commentslast_img read more

A DurantLed Thunder May Be Better Without Ibaka

One more piece of the Oklahoma City Thunder’s 2012 NBA Finals run was cast to the wind during Thursday night’s draft. The Thunder dealt Serge Ibaka to the Orlando Magic for Victor Oladipo, Ersan Ilyasova and the rights to No. 11 overall pick Domantas Sabonis. For those of us who look back fondly on the 2012 Thunder’s killer Big Four of Kevin Durant, Russell Westbrook, James Harden and Ibaka, it was a reminder of how OKC broke up one of the great what-might-have-been young cores in NBA history.But putting aside one of the internet’s favorite pastimes of 2015 — second-guessing the Harden trade — the truth of the matter is that the roster the Thunder sent to the 2016 Western Conference finals had already surpassed the edition that went to the NBA Finals four years earlier, at least according to advanced metrics such as our Box Plus/Minus talent ratings:1Essentially a lo-fi version of ESPN’s Real Plus-Minus ratings, with the benefit that they can be computed for historical seasons. We’ve used them a few times in the past. And a big reason why was the emergence of Steven Adams, who was selected with one of the picks that came to OKC in return for Harden and has become an excellent defender and rebounder. Adams’s strong play made Ibaka expendable, but so had Ibaka’s own downturn over the past couple years. And although comparing shooting guards and stretch fours is a bit apples-to-oranges, Oladipo posted better numbers than Ibaka last season, at a younger age, for less than half the money. As currently constructed, the Thunder are better off now than they were a day ago.Of course, none of that matters if Durant doesn’t opt to re-sign with Oklahoma City in free agency. Despite a bit of a down playoff campaign — and the fact that he probably isn’t even OKC’s best player anymore — KD is still one of the top handful of players in the NBA, and it will be his decision that determines the Thunder’s future far more than Sam Presti’s draft-day machinations. If Durant does re-up with Oklahoma City, the addition of Oladipo would edge the Thunder ever closer to the Warriors and Spurs at the top of the West. If not, they’ll be just another mid-level team in one of the most top-heavy conferences ever. read more

Phil Jackson Rules Out Any Return To Coaching

Phil Jackson had interest in returning to the Los Angeles Lakers, but that was it. No other team interests him. So let go of any hopes of luring him back, Washington Wizards or any other team soon to be seeking new leadership.After a brief flirtation with a comeback after the Lakers fired Mike Brown, Jackson said to that the chances are “slim and none, probably” that he would return to the profession he won 11 NBA championships as coach.“I really wasn’t looking to coach again,” he said. “That one was happenstance, and it just came about.”Jackson, 67, interviewed with the Lakers following Brown’s firing, but was eventually passed over in favor of Mike D’Antoni — a move that confounded many, including Jackson and D’Antoni.Jackson had two stints with the Lakers, winning five championships with the team and 11 overall as a coach — six others with the Bulls. As a player, Jackson won two titles with the Knicks.“Well, we never discussed any terms, so there was never anything that was unfair,” Jackson told TMZ. “It was just a midnight coup. It was kind of weird.”While Jackson is trying to be diplomatic, he did call the Lakers’ handling of the situation, “slimy.” In a statement, though, Jackson was a bit more cordial.“I was awakened at midnight on Sunday by a phone call from Mitch Kupchak. He told me that the Lakers had signed Mike D’Antoni to a 3-year agreement and that they felt he was the best coach for the team. The decision is of course theirs to make. I am gratified by the groundswell of support from the Laker Fans who endorsed my return and it is the principal reason why I considered the possibility.”According to reports, which were disputed by other reports, Jackson was seeking unprecedented power over the team with the ability to veto roster moves as well as special travel considerations to help with his health issues — as well as a massive contract somewhere in the range of $10 million-$15 million. read more

Leicester defender open to United move

first_imgLeicester City defender Harry Maguire has opened the door to a move to Manchester United by revealing it would be hard to down a move to club participating in the UEFA Champions League.Maguire has been a transfer target for United during the summer transfer window after an impressive 2018 World Cup with England, but Leicester’s refusal to let him leave ultimately meant he had to commit his immediate future to the club.The former Hull City defensive stalwart signed a new five-year deal with Leicester last month, but United are still said to be interested in the England international, who has refused to rule out a move to a Champions League outfit.harry maguire, manchester UnitedMaguire says United need to build on today’s win George Patchias – September 14, 2019 Harry Maguire wants his United teammates to build on the victory over Leicester City.During the summer, Harry Maguire was referred to as the ultimate…“Yes, definitely it would be a difficult one (to reject a move to a ‘giant’ club). I’m an ambitious player. If you’re not an ambitious footballer, you’re in the wrong game really,” Maguire told BBC Sport.“Everyone wants to play at the top level, everyone wants to play in the biggest tournaments in the world, so obviously the Champions League is one.”Maguire joined the Foxes from Hull City in 2017 and has featured 52 times in all competitions for the Foxes.last_img read more