Hollywood icon Clint Eastwood backs Bloomberg: Report

first_img“The best thing we could do is just get Mike Bloomberg in there,” he said in the interview released late Friday, referring to the US media tycoon who jumped into the Democratic presidential nomination race in November.Bloomberg, 78, is the former mayor of New York, meaning the two men have a sliver of political experience in common.While Eastwood is best known for his Hollywood career — starring in popular westerns and as the rogue cop “Dirty Harry” Callahan, and directing “Unforgiven,” “Gran Torino” and last year’s “Richard Jewell” — he also served for two years as mayor of Carmel, California.He puzzled the American political establishment in 2012 when he took the stage at the Republican National Convention, where the party was nominating Mitt Romney, and struck up a conversation with an empty chair featuring an imaginary Barack Obama.Topics : Clint Eastwood, the iconic actor and director who infamously delivered a speech to an empty chair at the 2012 Republican convention, is endorsing Michael Bloomberg for president and not Donald Trump, whom he supported four years ago.In a wide-ranging interview, the 89-year-old multiple Oscar winner told The Wall Street Journal that while he appreciates some of the good that Trump has done, he laments the bad and the ugly nature of today’s “ornery” politics in America.Trump should act “in a more genteel way, without tweeting and calling people names,” said Eastwood, who endorsed the brash billionaire over Hillary Clinton in 2016 because, as he said at the time, he feared she would “follow in (president Barack) Obama’s footsteps.”last_img read more

Syracuse falls to No. 25 Pittsburgh, 23-20, on last-second field goal

first_img Facebook Twitter Google+ Published on October 24, 2015 at 3:30 pm Contact Sam: sblum@syr.edu | @SamBlum3 The Syracuse defense slowly jogged back onto the field. The type of play that Syracuse had become accustomed to making had just been done to them. Ryan Winslow was set to punt and then he wasn’t. A harmlessly lofted throw landed in the hands of linebacker Matt Galambos, who had a first down. Syracuse, futile in it’s third-down abilities, had finally made the play it needed to. But it was erased by a trick out of its own playbook. The play extended a Pittsburgh drive that started at its own 5-yard line with 9:20 to play. And it finished with a game-winning field goal as time expired. The Orange (3-4, 1-2 Atlantic Coast) lost its fourth game in a row, 23-20, to No. 25 Pitt (6-1, 4-0) and second on the game’s final play. Its inability to make late defensive plays again erased a chance to win the game. In the first half the Orange and Panthers repeatedly traded scores. After a five-minute first drive that ended with just three points, it took Syracuse only two plays to respond with seven of its own. Quarterback Eric Dungey handed it off to fellow freshman Jordan Fredericks on the first play, and he took it up the gut before cutting past the secondary for 55 yards. Moments later, Dungey found Ervin Philips on a screen pass. The sophomore juked a defender and had nothing but space that separated him from the early score. AdvertisementThis is placeholder textSU’s second touchdown drive to close the first half went nearly as quickly. Following a Pittsburgh touchdown, the Orange took 71 seconds to retake the lead. Dungey hit Steve Ishmael who stopped and rose up for a 40-yard catch before corralling the touchdown a few plays later. Syracuse lost its momentum closing out the half. Kicker Ryan Norton booted a short kickoff and was called for a late hit before the Panthers got in field goal position. The Orange offense couldn’t get on track in the third quarter. Dungey broke free of a tackle in the backfield but was brought down with helmet-to-helmet contact. He was taken off the field and into the locker room. His replacement, walk-on Zack Mahoney, threw one complete pass but Dungey returned later in the quarter. But on two consecutive passes, he threw interceptions. The first was a pass over the middle that was picked off by Galambos. On the first play of the next drive, Dungey’s deep ball attempt was snagged by Lafayette Pitts. It took only one minute at the start of the fourth quarter for Pittsburgh to take its first lead since the opening moments. Running back Qadree Ollison burst through the middle on two straight plays to flip the momentum. But Syracuse drove right back down to tie it up on a field goal. The final drive was again the nail in Syracuse’s coffin. The final field goal was just a chip shot. A quick finish to lengthy, 89-yard buildup. The roar of the crowd in anticipation of a miss was silenced the second the kick went through the middle of the uprights. Commentslast_img read more

Gottlieb Cavs deadline deals confirm they lost the Kyrie Irving trade

first_imgDoug Gottlieb in for Colin:Cavs have deals confirm they lost the Kyrie Irving tradeThe Cavs turned over most of their aging, listless roster with a series of trade deadline deals, including shipping Isaiah Thomas to the Lakers. Gottlieb thinks the Cavs upgraded their roster, but with Thomas and Jae Crowder now gone, they have nothing left to show for their Kyrie Irving trade with Boston other than the Nets first round pick.Some argued the Cavs got a good haul for Irving, but after today it’s impossible to argue that Boston didn’t win the deal.Jimmy G worth every penny of biggest NFL contract everAfter acquiring Jimmy Garoppolo in a midseason trade with the Patriots, the Niners finished the season as the hottest team in the NFL, and today inked Jimmy G to to an NFL record 5-year $137 million contract.Even though Garoppolo doesn’t have a long NFL resume, Doug has seen enough to believe he’s worth every penny of the record contract. The price tag for franchise QB’s is always going up and John Lynch was smart to lock up the face of the franchise, even if it meant overpaying a little. Guests:Chris Broussard – FS1 NBA Insider is in-studio talking LeBron shipping Isaiah Thomas to the Lakers; and why Thomas will never have a big NBA payday.Chris Mannix – Yahoo! Sports NBA writer joins the show to talk Cavs housecleaning; why the moves make them better make Cleveland better but not a title contender.Jim Jackson – FS1 NBA Analyst and 14 year NBA veteran is in-studio talking Cavs trade deadline moves; why they needed to change the locker room; and his experience getting dealt.last_img read more