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Sports Plymouth Raiders' coach Jay Marriott praises David Evans as a 'special player'

In a decidedly bitter-sweet opening weekend of the BBL season, Raiders were beaten in the south-west derby by league newcomers Bristol Flyers and then bounced straight back against Surrey United.Their win was inspired by a truly Herculean effort from Evans who also doubles up as the Raiders’ assistant coach.

In a decidedly bitter-sweet opening weekend of the BBL season, Raiders were beaten in the south-west derby by league newcomers Bristol Flyers and then bounced straight back against Surrey United.

Their win was inspired by a truly Herculean effort from Evans who also doubles up as the Raiders’ assistant coach. He racked up a devastating 28 points after making an extraordinary 10 of his 11 shots.

“I know what he is capable of since he has been a scorer at every level of his career and it's the outstanding efficiency he does it with, which makes him a special player,” said Marriott.

“It's a statistical line to behold and I was actually really proud of the response from all my guys.

Bristol was a very tough place to go to and they are very organised, talented and confident.

“We must now continue growing as a group and building all the time as we are trying to build something special here at Plymouth.

“But we understand that Rome wasn't built in a day, so we’re very happy with our start.”

As for Evans himself, his head is spinning from a hectic few days and weeks, both on and off the court. His wife and five children have all moved with him from the States and are still settling in.

 

 “Yes, I have a wonderful family and am so grateful for them,” he said.

 

“I am excited to be here and Coach Marriott has done a great job putting together a team of high character individuals.

 

“We struggled against Bristol but still played well defensively.

 

“I think it just takes time to gel as a team and we will continue to gel throughout the year,” added Evans.

Express
29/09
1 Points

Arts EXCLUSIVE: Let Luke Evans (successfully) convince you to check out Dracula Untold

Luke Evans tells makes a very persuasive case for why you should see Dracula Untold in this exclusive interview.Evans plays Vlad in upcoming dark blockbuster Dracula Untold, which he describes as ‘epic’.‘The film has this immense pace to it from the second it starts and I can’t wait to see in IMAX’ he said.‘It really is one of those films you should see on the big screen, no doubt.’Take a look at the trailer below .

Luke Evans tells makes a very persuasive case for why you should see Dracula Untold in this exclusive interview.

Evans plays Vlad in upcoming dark blockbuster Dracula Untold, which he describes as ‘epic’.

‘The film has this immense pace to it from the second it starts and I can’t wait to see in IMAX’ he said.

‘It really is one of those films you should see on the big screen, no doubt.’

Take a look at the trailer below ? you can totally see what he means.

So what’s so ‘untold’ about the film? The Welsh actor explains: It’s a story that most people won’t know of. We always revert back to Bram Stoker’s “old man” Dracula, which is fantastic, but how did that man become that creature? How did that creature happen?

‘So we go back to what inspired the whole thing in the first place, Vlad the Impaler, and we follow his journey. You see the whole spectrum of his life. The human story which has never been seen before which I think is exciting.’

Us too, Luke.

Dracula Untold is out October 3.

MORE: 8 of the worst movie vampires

Metro
27/09
6 Points
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Sports Man Utd in defensive CRISIS with Jonny Evans set for SCAN on leg injury

"I don't know how bad it is. We have to wait and see. He's on crutches, we will have to have a scan on Monday."I think [Luke] Shaw shall be fit enough to play and [Marcos] Rojo and [Chris] Smalling can play.

United flopped to a stunning 5-3 defeat to Leicester yesterday, letting a 3-1 lead slip in dramatic fashion.

Van Gaal is already short of cover at the back despite spending over £150million on new signings this summer.

And with Evans limping off after half an hour at the King Power Stadium and later seen on crutches, it is reaching crisis point for the Dutchman.

The 26-year-old is United's most experienced defender, with Van Gaal already missing Phil Jones.

But the 63-year-old believes his side can cope without Evans, who will have a scan on his leg today.

"He got a kick," Van Gaal said. "I don't know how bad it is. We have to wait and see. He's on crutches, we will have to have a scan on Monday.

"I think [Luke] Shaw shall be fit enough to play and [Marcos] Rojo and [Chris] Smalling can play. We can manage."

Express
22/09
10 Points
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Sports Luke Shaw will become the world's BEST left-back at Man Utd - Jonny Evans

The manager knows him well and he's come through the Ajax youth system, which is something the manager had a lot of input into so he'll understand the manager's way of playing really well.".

Shaw is yet to feature for United in the Premier League this season following his move from Southampton over the summer.

But Evans saw enough in pre-season to convince him that the 19-year-old's £30m price tag will prove excellent value.

He told United Review: "I had the chance to work with Luke in pre-season and there is no doubt he is going to be the best left-back in the world."

Evans is also pleased to see Marcos Rojo join the club having been impressed by the defender during the World Cup.

He added: "I watched Marcos [Rojo] at the World Cup and thought he was excellent for Argentina whether he played at left-back or left wing-back - and he can play centre-back too."

Evans - now one of the longest-serving players at United - has also been impressed with how Ander Herrera has settled in following his move from Athletic Bilbao and was similarly full of praise for Daley Blind.

He said: "Ander has settled in brilliantly. He's a great lad and the way he played in pre-season showed just what a good player he's going to be.

"I watched Daley in the World Cup and he was very impressive. The manager knows him well and he's come through the Ajax youth system, which is something the manager had a lot of input into so he'll understand the manager's way of playing really well."

Express
18/09
1 Points

Tech Is this women’s cycling team kit a triumph for sexism or feminism?

The designer of the uniform for the Colombian women’s cycling team decided to put a flesh colour in the most awkward place, which has caused some people to question whether it’s sexist.The skin-toned colour on the kit was located around the groin area and stomach, which made it look like the outfit was see through.‘Not sure what to make of the Colombian women’s cycling team’s gear .

The designer of the uniform for the Colombian women’s cycling team decided to put a flesh colour in the most awkward place, which has caused some people to question whether it’s sexist.

The skin-toned colour on the kit was located around the groin area and stomach, which made it look like the outfit was see through.

‘Not sure what to make of the Colombian women’s cycling team’s gear ? sexist or feminist?,’ said Twitter user Fidelma Carolan after the photo was posted online by @Ultimo_km1.

Hilary Evans was more concerned about the way it looked and added: ‘I’m no fashion expert but even I know that the Colombia women’s cycling team kit seen here is a genuine disaster.’

The athletes had been pictured in the kit while taking part in a race in Italy.

Metro
14/09
7 Points
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People 'The most beautiful man' Twitter goes into meltdown as Strictly fans swoon over Thom Evans

I'm disappointed in myself but it's undeniable #StrictlyComeDancingThom Evans is the reason I'm watching strictlyOn the show Claudia also left Thom's partner Iveta Lukosiute speechless.In an interview she joked that she was sorry Iveta had been paired with someone so "physically repulsive" which left the dancer blushing.  The 42-year-old then teased that she had never seen the dancer speechless and the 33-year-old just went bright red.

The muscly model's name was trending on the social networking site as head-over-heels admirers tweeted in droves about Kelly Brook's hunky ex-boyfriend.

Some described the ex-Scottish international star as the "most beautiful" man they had ever seen after the BBC One show made it's long awaited return to our screens.

Twitter user Sally Newall wrote: "Thom Evans is devastatingly hot. I'm disappointed in myself but it's undeniable #StrictlyComeDancing".

Jessica Smith tweeted: "Thom Evans is the reason I'm watching Strictly".

Tweeter Issy posted: "@ThomEvans11 on Strictly, taking it to a new level".

While Rachel Hart added: "Thom Evans is possibly the worlds most beautiful man".

Fans of Strictly weren't the only ones left with a crush on the 29-year-old.

During one segment in tonight's show presenter Claudia Winkleman said that Thom seemed to be "very popular" with the ladies on Strictly.

She asked all of the female dancers who they wanted to be paired with and the former rugby winger easily came top.

Thom Evans is possibly the worlds most beautiful man

Thom Evans is devastatingly hot. I'm disappointed in myself but it's undeniable #StrictlyComeDancing

Thom Evans is the reason I'm watching strictly

On the show Claudia also left Thom's partner Iveta Lukosiute speechless.

In an interview she joked that she was sorry Iveta had been paired with someone so "physically repulsive" which left the dancer blushing. 

The 42-year-old then teased that she had never seen the dancer speechless and the 33-year-old just went bright red.

Express
08/09
16 Points
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Sports Man Utd defender reveals buzz in squad when Louis van Gaal landed Radamel Falcao

Despite having the day off on deadline day, many of the United players watched closely to happenings off the pitch as manager Louis van Gaal sensationally secured the loan deal of Falcao, as well as landing defender Daley Blind.

And Evans described the buzz in the squad when the Falcao move was confirmed, which overshadowed the departures of Danny Welbeck to Arsenal and Tom Cleverley to Aston Villa.

"All the lads were talking about it when we got back into training, particularly the fact that we'd signed [Radamel] Falcao and Daley Blind, while Danny Welbeck and Tom Cleverley had gone," Evans told manutd.com.

"It will change the dressing room dynamics but while we've got two good players going out, we've got two good players coming in.

"That's how football works, things move on. We must make sure we concentrate on welcoming the new lads and start winning games."

Evans also revealed how the uncertainty of the transfer window affects players, especially in the mad rush of deadline day when families are involved in last-minute decisions.

"One day you might be playing somewhere and the next day you can be playing in another country and have to move your whole family or you move from one side of the country to the other.

"Looking at it from that aspect, it's a big thing.

"It's obviously exciting and crazy to watch all the transfers happening between clubs, especially those that you maybe didn't see happening, but they could be good moves for a club or a player."

Express
06/09
14 Points
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