Fletcher Joins Stoke on Free Transfer

first_img“It’s all happened incredibly quickly, but I am delighted to be here,” the 78-times capped Fletcher told the Stoke City website.“This is a fantastic Club with a top manager (Mark Hughes) and a great group of players and I am really looking forward to this opportunity.“I loved every moment of my time at West Bromwich Albion and I loved every moment of my time with Manchester United, but this is a new challenge for me now, and I like to think I respond well to new challenges.”Pulis for his part said he held no grudges against Fletcher.“Of course there is a disappointment in seeing Fletch move on and we wish him well,” Pulis told West Brom’s official site.“I was happy that we made him a fair and competitive offer but, as is his right, he has chosen to accept another opportunity.“He has been my captain since he came into the club and he has led the team superbly. But that is football and we move on. Nothing stays the same forever and the game moves on.”Share this:FacebookRedditTwitterPrintPinterestEmailWhatsAppSkypeLinkedInTumblrPocketTelegram Scotland international midfielder Darren Fletcher joined Stoke City thursday on a free transfer after rejecting an offer of a new contract from their Premier League rivals West Brom.The 33-year-old former Manchester United star — who will join fellow former West Brom team-mate Saido Berahino at Stoke — signed a two year contract with his new club ending a two-and-a-half year stay with West Brom.His loss will be keenly felt by the club where he has been captain since he signed from United in 2015.Fletcher, who during his 12 years at United won amongst other silverware four Premier League titles and the 2008 Champions League, said he had enjoyed his time at West Brom but he felt he needed a new challenge.last_img read more

Fair goes unselected in NBA Draft

first_img Facebook Twitter Google+ Published on June 27, 2014 at 12:08 am Contact Phil: pmdabbra@syr.edu | @PhilDAbb NEW YORK — All of the hectic traveling didn’t pay off for C.J. Fair.After a month of working out with half of the NBA, Fair went undrafted in the NBA Draft at the Barclays Center in Brooklyn, N.Y. on Thursday night. The lengthy forward passed up on the NBA Draft last year, when he was considered a borderline first-round pick, and instead returned to Syracuse for his senior year. Fair would have been the third former Orange player taken in this year’s class, after point guard Tyler Ennis and forward Jerami Grant were selected in the first and second rounds, respectively.As Syracuse’s leading scorer for the past two years, Fair developed a deadly mid-range jumper and often flashed his explosiveness at the rim. In his senior year, he averaged 16.5 points per game, 6.4 rebounds and 1.3 steals as the go-to scorer for the Orange.Analysts were unsure of how well Fair would adjust to being an NBA small forward, but now he’ll have to latch on with an NBA team as an undrafted free agent to prove himself.AdvertisementThis is placeholder text Commentscenter_img Related Stories Philadelphia 76ers select Grant with the 39th overall pick in 2nd round Phoenix Suns select Ennis 18th overall, make him 1st SU player taken in 2014 NBA DraftEnnis sees himself fitting into Phoenix’s fast-paced offenselast_img read more

Women’s basketball opens season with victory over UC Riverside

first_imgJunior guard Minyon Moore dribbles in an offensive attack in the Trojans 2018 home opener against UC Riverside. Moore scored 16 points, 12 of which came in the second half, to aid in USC’s 73-55 win. (Emily Smith | Daily Trojan)An aggressive third quarter spearheaded by junior point guard Minyon Moore helped the Women of Troy defend home court in a season-opening 73-55 victory Tuesday.A 13-0 run from UC Riverside before halftime led to a 30-30 tie at the half. The Trojans came out of halftime with an attack mindset as they switched to a 1-2-2 full court press and focused more on speeding up the game. USC managed to outscore UC Riverside 27-12 in a third quarter that came to define the game; not even a 2-3 zone could contain the flow the Trojans managed to play with in the second half. Head coach Mark Trakh credited the game’s momentum swing to the Moore sisters, junior guard Minyon and senior guard Mariya.“[Minyon] knew, ‘[I’ve] got to turn it up and everybody will turn it up with me,’” Trakh said. “Mariya came out and hit a couple of 3-pointers … and that was the difference.”Minyon Moore scored 12 of her 16 points in the second half and served as a constant spark on both sides of the ball as she screamed out instructions on defense and looked to push the pace after each of her 12 rebounds. The 2017-18 Pac-12 All-Defensive Team member kicked off the season with a near triple-double, as she posted a stat line of 16 points, 12 rebounds and seven assists. Despite accompanying a near triple-double effort with a block and three steals, Minyon Moore still believed there was room for improvement. “I had a couple of stupid errors that I usually don’t have,” Minyon Moore said. “On defense, it’s a new group so sometimes I tried to help too much.”One of the key additions in that new group is her older sister Mariya, who transferred from the University of Louisville. After sitting all of last season due to transfer eligibility guidelines, Mariya Moore knocked down three 3-pointers en route to 11 points and five assists in her USC debut. “I was just trying to get back into the flow of things,” Mariya Moore said. “It felt good to be back.”Trakh had a similar reaction to the team’s performance.“To start how we started and win by 18 points,” Trakh said. “I think we’ve got a lot of potential on the team.”However, the Trojans start to the season was far from pretty, as they posted nine turnovers in the first half alone. Turnovers paired with anxious play on the defensive end led to a sloppy first 20 minutes of basketball.At one point in the second quarter, USC mishaps helped UC Riverside go on a 13-0 run and take its only lead of the night. However, the constant efforts of the Moore sisters accompanied by solid interior performances from junior forwards Kayla Overbeck and Ja’Tavia Tapley helped keep USC from falling in the team’s season opener to an overmatched UC Riverside team.Trakh and the Women of Troy suited up Tuesday without senior point guard Aliyah Mazyck. Defensive miscommunications and errant offensive passes were prominent in the senior floor general’s absence. Mazyck was a 2017-18 Pac-12 Defensive Player of the Year finalist and is expected to bring that same level of production along with her savvy veteran point guard presence when she returns.“I was happy with the win,” Trakh said. “We won that game tonight without Aliyah and Aliyah’s one of the top players in the Pac-12.”Next, Trojans will head south to face Long Beach State University Sunday at 2 p.m.last_img read more

Riflewoman Jamuna Boro strikes Gold for India after beating Italy’s Giulia Lamagna 5-0 at President’s Cup

first_img Koushik Narayanan Hearty Congratulations#JamunaBoro (54 kg), @Simranjitboxer (60 kg) and Monika (48 kg) for winning gold at the 23rd #PresidentCup in Indonesia🥊 https://t.co/5joKlQrmz6— Kiren Rijiju (@KirenRijiju) July 28, 2019 COMMENT WATCH US LIVE Gold medal for me and for my country at #PresidentCup Indonesia. Winning means you’re willing to go longer,work harder & give more effort than anyone else. I sincerely thanks to all my Coaches and support staffs of @BFI_official @KirenRijiju @Media_SAI pic.twitter.com/R9qxWVgw81— Mary Kom (@MangteC) July 28, 2019 Mary Kom’s winning trot continuesMary Kom (51 kg) defeated Australia’s April Franks in their bout that ended with a 5-0 victory for the 2018 World Championship gold medallist. The boxer took to Twitter to celebrate her victory and thanked Union Minister for Sports Kiren Rijiju along with her coaching staff for supporting her. Read Kom’s tweet below: FOLLOW US Sports Minister Kiren Rijiju couldn’t contain his happiness as he congratulated Mary Kom on her win and said that she was the pride for India. Read Rijiju’s tweet here: SUBSCRIBE TO US She had also won a gold medal at the 2nd India Open International Boxing Tournament held in Guwahati from 20 to 24 May 2019 where she defeated her rivals Meena Kumari Maisnam in semifinals and Y Sandhyarani Devi in the finals. She participates in boxing through the All India Police.READ | MC Mary Kom, Simranjit Win Gold As Indian Boxers Grab Nine Medals In President’s CupA spokesperson from the Assam Rifles spoke to Republic World about how soldiers in the paramilitary regiment were given endless opportunities to pursue and excel in sports and world-class facilities provided to ensure a good stage for the athletes to perform at. center_img First Published: 29th July, 2019 15:09 IST LIVE TV “The regiment gives us equal opportunity to pursue  We are trained for conventional and non-conventional warfare. Along with this, they give us opportunities for pursuing sports. Everything is taken care of by the regiment – particular diets, fitness routines, trainers are hired (both Indian and foreign) in order to train the athletes better. All support is provided in order to ensure that our soldiers can bring laurels, not just for the Assam Rifles but for the entire country”, said the spokesperson.   Magnificent Mary Kom wasn’t the only one to strike gold for India at the 23rd President’s Cup in Labuan Bajo, Indonesia – Simranjit Kaur and Riflewoman Jamuna Boro also made India proud by bagging gold medals in the boxing events.How Riflewoman Jamuna Boro triumphedIn the 54 kg category, Assam Rifles Riflewoman Jamuna Boro dominated the fight against Italy’s Giulia Lamagna, beating her 5-0. Boro started her career as a Wushu player, coached by John Smith Narzary. In 2009, during the State Wushu Championship held at Udalguri, she was spotted by the observers of Sports Authority of India (SAI), and later, she started boxing and was selected for the SAI Regional sub-center, based in Guwahati. Going on to be included in the Elite Women team, she won a silver medal in the 56th Belgrade Women’s Boxing Tournament.  Sports Minister Kiren Rijiju congratulated Boro for striking gold at the 23rd President Cup in Indonesia on 28 July.  Last Updated: 29th July, 2019 17:11 IST Riflewoman Jamuna Boro Strikes Gold For India After Beating Italy’s Giulia Lamagna 5-0 At President’s Cup In the 54 kg category, Assam Rifles Rect/GD Jamuna Boro dominated the fight against Italy’s Giulia Lamagna, beating her 5-0. READ | CWG 2022 | Shooter Heena Sidhu And National Rifle Association Back IOA’s Call To Boycott Event Over Non-inclusion Of Shooting Dear, @MangteC you are always a huge pride for India🇮🇳!Hearty congratulations to you on winning the Gold Medal for India at #PresidentCup Indonesia! https://t.co/8jYp0Gz3T6— Kiren Rijiju (@KirenRijiju) July 28, 2019 Written Bylast_img read more

Eagles announce tickets for wild card round NFL game vs Seahawks

first_imgLast Updated: 30th December, 2019 17:45 IST Eagles Announce Tickets For Wild Card Round NFL Game Vs Seahawks The Eagles, who racked up their second division title in three years, will take on the Seahawks in the NFL wild card round. Tickets sale has been announced With the opportunity to host the Wild Card Round, the Eagles officials have announced ticket sales for the game. The Seahawks vs Eagles game will be played at Lincoln Financial Field on either January 4 or January 5. Tickets for the NFL Wild Card Round playoff game at Lincoln Financial Field will go on sale Monday, December 30 at noon ET. Tickets can only be bought online at www.Ticketmaster.com. There is a four ticket limit per household and will be available on a first-come, first-served basis.Also Read: Eli Manning Inching Closer To Retirement After Losing Starting Spot In Giants’ Line-up First Published: 30th December, 2019 17:45 IST COMMENT Sreehari Menon This will be the third successive time where the Philadelphia Eagles are headed for the postseason. The Eagles marked their second division in three years with their win over the Giants. The Seahawks, on the other hand, failed to secure their division title after their loss to the San Franciso 49ers in Week 17. The Seahawks would look to draw inspiration from their victory against the Eagles early in the season, where the Seattle franchise won the match 17-9 when the two teams meet for the Wild Card Round.Also Read: Marshawn Lynch Emulates Superman For 1st Touchdown Since 2015 In 49ers Vs Seahawks: WATCHOfficials announce Seahawks vs Eagles tickets  LIVE TV See you on Sunday at 4:40 PM, @Seahawks.#FlyEaglesFly pic.twitter.com/Qukad3iNZl— Philadelphia Eagles (@Eagles) December 30, 2019 SUBSCRIBE TO UScenter_img The Philadelphia Eagles continued their recent winning streak and notched up an impressive victory over the New York Giants in their Week 17 NFL game on Sunday. The Eagles have now won four games on the bounce after defeating the Giants 34-17. The Eagles will now face the Seattle Seahawks on Monday in the NFL Wild Card Round.Also Read: Antonio Brown Impresses New Orleans Saints With Workout But No Deal ImminentEagles claim the title with a win in NFL Week 17, advance to wild card round  Tickets for our Wild Card Round playoff game will go on sale tomorrow at 12 PM ET. Tickets can only be purchased online at https://t.co/aAJilXvucB. There is a four ticket limit per household and all tickets will be available on a first come, first served basis.#FlyEaglesFly— Philadelphia Eagles (@Eagles) December 30, 2019 Your 2019 NFC East Division Champions!#FlyEaglesFly pic.twitter.com/QkbiWEF7Ph— Philadelphia Eagles (@Eagles) December 30, 2019 Written By FOLLOW US WATCH US LIVE Also Read: Penalty Costs Lynch Chance At Winning TD In Seattle ReturnNFL Wild Card Round: Seahawks vs Eagles ticketslast_img read more

SkillCorner: Morgan Jacquin – The industry must keep offering a betting experience that keeps players coming back

first_img Related Articles David Webb, BetConstruct: Why meeting new regulations is the industry’s big challenge for 2019 April 4, 2019 Football and technology appear to go hand-in-hand with one another, especially given the increasing use of VAR technologies across a number of UK and international fixtures. In the run up to this year’s Betting on Football, SBC caught up with Morgan Jacquin, Head of Business Development at SkillCorner, to discuss technological innovation in the world of football. Jacquin tells SBC readers about SkillCorner’s AI-powered video tracking technology which is set to improve match visualisation and data collection across a number of football leagues. SBC: For those who are not yet familiar with SkillCorner, can you tell us a little bit about what it is you specialise in?Morgan Jacquin: SkillCorner is a computer vision startup specialized in automatic football data collection. While most of today’s football data is collected manually, we have built an AI-powered video tracking technology based on deep learning capable of recognizing, positioning and following in real time, the football players, the referee and the ball from any broadcasted game.Thanks to our technology, we are now able to bring a new depth of data that was previously unavailable. From the millions of data points we collect per match, our goal is to provide the football betting industry with innovative products such as our first live match visualization.SBC: How does SkillCorner plan to stand out in the sports betting market with your live match visualization product? And how do you ensure your technology does not become outdated?MJ: We have won the ICE VOX Supplier Challenge back in 2017 when we were only at the R&D stage. It was a sign early on that using tracking technology to create innovative live match visualization will make us stand out from existing products.Almost all sports betting platforms offer a football visualization tool for their bettors. Still today, none of these visualizations can offer live tracking data as we do. This is a true innovation and we are convinced that it will become a must-have in the near future. It is setting a new standard for this product range and represents today the best alternative to live streams, whether they are restricted for specific competitions or too expensive for a limited gain.As far as your second question is concerned, it is only thanks to recent breakthroughs in artificial intelligence and cloud computing that building algorithms such as ours have been possible. It is the future of sports data collection and our research team is making sure SkillCorner and its technology are staying ahead of the curve.SBC: Can you tell us a bit about the AI technology involved in your video tracking technology?We have worked for more than two years with top Machine Learning and Computed Vision scientists to build our technology. It first starts with object detection methods based on deep learning followed with automatic camera calibration to know exactly where the players and the ball are located. We then track and apply our player recognition algorithms to know the identity of every player. We do all this in real-time with a delay of only 2 seconds. It is important to note that we have the same performance on a Champions League match than on a French Ligue 2 one – even if our algorithms have never seen a player and the jersey from Ligue 2 teams before the start of the match.  SBC: As the desires of sports fans continue to evolve, how important is tracking technology in engaging with a team’s fan base?MJ: In a fast-paced digital era, sports fans are always in demand for live and innovative content. Live player tracking is bringing the fans closer to what is happening on the pitch when they can’t have access to the live images. It also opens up for new in-play products and innovative statistics that fans can engage with. The key to success lies in offering a betting experience that keeps players coming back, and we believe our technology will help operators achieve this.SBC: Can you give us a sneak peek about what it is you will be showcasing at Betting on Football 2019MJ: Our presentation during the betting on innovation track will be quite visual, from how we collect the data live from the broadcast to how we can use this data for generating innovative products. The best is not to miss it!SBC: And finally, what in particular you’re looking forward to at this year’s Betting on Football?There are so many things on this year’s agenda that we’re looking forward to. But if we have to narrow it down to one thing, I would say networking with people interested in innovation and developing successful partnerships. Morgan Jacquin will be speaking on the “How automated data collection is bringing innovation to live betting” panel at this year’s Betting on Football. The event is due to take place at Stamford Bridge from the 19-22 March, and will feature over 40 different panel discussions between 200 industry experts. Find out more here. Sportradar: Embracing the “next generation” for collecting sports data May 8, 2019 StumbleUpon Share OPTIMA: Taking an operator-led approach to R&D April 12, 2019 Submit Sharelast_img read more

“Waste of Time”: West Ham fans criticize Andre Ayew’s time at club

first_imgOne of those who wasn’t by any means a bad signing just not wroth the £20m he cost, I’ll never forget Wembley however!— Jack (@Jack_hobson12) May 21, 2020 If he scored he would turn into Messi for the rest of the game. When most of the time he didn’t score, he was like Charlie Adam.— fcmarknoble (@fcmarknoble) May 21, 2020 Waste of time to be fair— Terry Connelly (@TheBov1959) May 21, 2020 huge disappointment. At times I felt like he was not giving 100 pct, although he came up with the occassional big goal.— UK Media Is The Problem (@ExpatInEssex) May 21, 2020 Lethal from 4 yards. Absolutely useless from anywhere else.— Robby (@Rob_S_Wilcock) May 21, 2020Ayew joined West Ham from Swansea City in August 2016, scoring 12 goals in 50 appearances for the Hammers.center_img It is safe to say that Black Stars captain, Andre Ayew’s, time at West Ham wasn’t his most memorable, but fans of the club seem not to have forgiven nor forgotten his poor performances during that period.Hammers fans took to twitter and ripped into the Black Stars captain, criticizing his attitude and performances during his time at the club.West Ham fan page, COYIrons, asked supporters for their opinions on the Ghanaian’s time at the club, which had lots of fans commenting – most of which were negative.Nothing against the guy but wasn’t a fan of him. Bottled challenges/headers, didn’t give 100% very often, seemed to sulk at times and ultimately, I didn’t think he was very good. I couldn’t believe we got £18m back on him!— JammyCOYI (@Behindt96848231) May 21, 2020 Missed chances my 89 year old mum could have scored 😂— tim_g (@w4hammer) May 21, 2020 Lazy.. Seen aspirins do more work, TBH..— ⚒ 𝑻𝒐𝒏𝒚 ⚒ ⚽️ (@1ammer) May 21, 2020last_img read more

Manchester United winger Nani ruled out until April

first_imgManchester United winger Nani will miss up to three weeks with a leg injury.The Portuguese star was forced out of the 3-1 defeat at Liverpool on Sunday after sustaining a deep gash in a first-half tackle by Jamie Carragher.“It is difficult to say exactly when he will be ready to return but we won’t get him back for the Bolton match next Saturday,” boss Sir Alex Ferguson said.He is definitely out of Saturday’s FA Cup quarter-final against Arsenal, as well as Tuesday’s match with Marseille.“We’ve managed to stitch it which is great news, what we’re guarding against, of course, is infection,” Ferguson added.“The swelling has gone down a great deal which is good news but to give you a date for when he is coming back is very difficult to say. “On the plus side we’ve got a two-week international break from next Saturday, so he’ll be ready for the return after that obviously, that’s for sure.”The 24-year-old Nani, who moved to United in June 2007 from Sporting Lisbon, was felled just before half-time in their Premier League match against Liverpool on 6 March which prompted an ugly clash between both sets of players.Many observers felt Carragher’s challenge warranted a straight red card rather than the yellow received from referee Phil Dowd. Former England defender Carragher made a personal apology to Nani immediately after the game.The Portuguese winger injured his groin in November and also missed last summer’s World Cup after picking up an injury to his collarbone shortly before the start of the tournament in South Africa.With crucial games coming up for Ferguson’s team, Nani’s absence is another big blow with 10 first-team members likely to be unavailable for Saturday’s match with the Gunners in the FA Cup at Old Trafford. Despite the increasing injury list and a Football Association charge of improper conduct hanging over the United boss, Ferguson remained excited for the campaign’s finale.“You have to look forward,” the 69-year-old Scot stated. “We have big opportunities at the club and there are a lot of challenges ahead for the rest of the season.“It is terrific to be involved in the middle of March. Every game you play is of importance. We have Tuesday’s game against Marseille and Bolton in a league game next weekend. It goes on and on.“That is why you get to March and hope you are involved in all these things. We are.”Ferguson also revealed centre-half Rio Ferdinand (calf) and South Korean midfielder Park Ji-sung (hamstring) needed more time in the treatment room. There was better news, though, as their Ecuador winger Antonio Valencia is closing in on a return after breaking his ankle in the Champions League clash at home to Rangers last September.“Antonio is difficult to assess because he has been out for such a long time,” said Ferguson.“He has been training very well and is taking part in a few practice matches between the players. It is deciding when we can put him into the cut and thrust of a game. It won’t be Saturday. Hopefully it will be quite soon.”Source: BBClast_img read more

Six Nations 2019: Ruthless Wales seals Grand Slam with emphatic victory

first_imgOPTA FACTS— Wales won its 12th Grand Slam and its fourth in the Six Nations, more than any other side.— Larmour’s late try meant Ireland avoided being “nilled” in a Test for the first time since it was hammered 60-0 by New Zealand in June 2012. Ireland had not failed to score in the Five or Six Nations since a 23-0 defeat to England in 1990. Ruthless Wales sealed a record third Grand Slam under departing head coach Warren Gatland with an emphatic 25-7 victory over lackluster Ireland at a raucous Principality Stadium.Wales rose to the occasion with the roof open and rain lashing down in Cardiff on Saturday to end a six-year wait for a Six Nations title and claim a first clean sweep since 2012. Hadleigh Parkes set the tone with an early try that was set up by the excellent Gareth Anscombe, who was on target with three penalties to give Wales a 16-0 halftime advantage.Ireland was undisciplined and a shadow of the team that pulled off a Grand Slam last year and Wales took full advantage, Anscombe adding another three penalties in the second half in a perfect kicking display to take his tally to 20 points.Nothing went right for disjointed Ireland as it relinquished its title with a whimper, Gatland — who will end his long reign after the World Cup — becoming the first coach to lead three Grand Slams in the tournament.Ireland — which scored a late consolation through Jordan Larmour — finishes third behind England in their final Six Nations with Joe Schmidt in charge, while Wales’ winning run now stands at 14 matches after they got the job done in emphatic fashion.#Wales win the Six Nations Grand Slam!A try from Hadleigh Parkes and 20 points from the boot of Gareth Anscombe sealed a resounding 25-7 win over Ireland in Cardiff.#WALvIRE #GuinnessSixNations pic.twitter.com/OEaRv9N5db— Omnisport (@OmnisportNews) March 16, 2019Wales eased the nerves by making a dream start, all-action center Parkes plucking Anscombe’s deft kick over the top to score inside two minutes.George North made an early exit with a wrist injury and Alun Wyn Jones had treatment on his knee, but a long-range penalty from Anscombe -— shifted to full-back with Dan Biggar on at fly-half and Liam Williams moving to the wing — extended the lead.Ireland applied some pressure but a rock-solid Wales defense kept it scoreless and Anscombe punished the lack of discipline from the defending champions with two penalties to put Gatland’s men 16-0 up at the break.Wales carried on where it left off after the interval, Anscombe again making no mistake from the tee after Cian Healy was deemed to have come from the side of a maul.Ireland continued to struggle in tricky conditions, summed up when Johnny Sexton threw a pass straight into touch in a promising situation after the holders were finally able to put phases together.There was no let-up from relentless Wales — led by the immense Jones — and two more Anscombe strikes put them well out of sight.Ireland finally breached the Wales defense when Larmour stepped outside to score after the ball was moved swiftly from left to right and Jack Carty added the extras, but the party had already got underway by then.CLASSY ANSCOMBE RISES TO THE OCCASIONAnscombe has been under pressure to deliver after being preferred to Biggar and he showed why Gatland has so much faith in him. The number 10 took an early change of position in his stride and hardly put a foot wrong, keeping Wales ticking with his boot, showing great hands and positional sense throughout.INSPIRATIONAL JONES LEADS BY EXAMPLEThere was concern when Jones went down early on following North’s departure, but the talismanic captain picked himself up to drive Wales to glory. The lock made a statement by rising to take a lineout right at the start before Parkes went over. He went on to make 16 tackles, seven carries and an outstanding display, leading by example yet again.last_img read more

Les Miserable to be shown at Regent Theater

first_img(Movie trailer is below)This week at the Regent Theater: “Les Miserable”When: Friday, 7 p.m., Saturday, 7 p.m., Sunday, 7 p.m.Rated: PG-13. Length: 2 hours 30 minutes.Movie Synopsis:Set against the backdrop of 19th-century France, Les Misérables tells an enthralling story of broken dreams and unrequited love, passion, sacrifice and redemption-a timeless testament to the survival of the human spirit. Jackman plays ex-prisoner Jean Valjean, hunted for decades by the ruthless policeman Javert (Crowe) after he breaks parole. When Valjean agrees to care for factory worker Fantine’s (Hathaway) young daughter, Cosette, their lives change forever. In December 2012, the world’s longest-running musical brings its power to the big screen in Tom Hooper’s sweeping and spectacular interpretation of Victor Hugo’s epic tale. — (C) UniversalRotten Tomatoes rating (movie critics collective approval ratings): 70%. Audience review: 82% approval.Next week at the Regent: Mama. Feb. 22-24. Close Forgot password? Please put in your email: Send me my password! Close message Login This blog post All blog posts Subscribe to this blog post’s comments through… RSS Feed Subscribe via email Subscribe Subscribe to this blog’s comments through… RSS Feed Subscribe via email Subscribe Follow the discussion Comments Logging you in… Close Login to IntenseDebate Or create an account Username or Email: Password: Forgot login? Cancel Login Close WordPress.com Username or Email: Password: Lost your password? Cancel Login Dashboard | Edit profile | Logout Logged in as Admin Options Disable comments for this page Save Settings You are about to flag this comment as being inappropriate. Please explain why you are flagging this comment in the text box below and submit your report. The blog admin will be notified. Thank you for your input. There are no comments posted yet. Be the first one! Post a new comment Enter text right here! Comment as a Guest, or login: Login to IntenseDebate Login to WordPress.com Login to Twitter Go back Tweet this comment Connected as (Logout) Email (optional) Not displayed publicly. Name Email Website (optional) Displayed next to your comments. Not displayed publicly. If you have a website, link to it here. Posting anonymously. Tweet this comment Submit Comment Subscribe to None Replies All new comments Comments by IntenseDebate Enter text right here! Reply as a Guest, or login: Login to IntenseDebate Login to WordPress.com Login to Twitter Go back Tweet this comment Connected as (Logout) Email (optional) Not displayed publicly. Name Email Website (optional) Displayed next to your comments. Not displayed publicly. If you have a website, link to it here. Posting anonymously. Tweet this comment Cancel Submit Comment Subscribe to None Replies All new commentslast_img read more