Marcus Smart has always defied statistics. The Boston Celtics guard, in London for tonight’s sell-out game against the Philadelphia 76ers, is one of the NBA’s great conundrums because it seems that the worse he shoots the better his team perform. “It’s a freak,” he says, but to gain an understanding of why the 23-year-old has become one of the league’s most intense competitors you must rewind back. Life was not easy growing up in Flower Mound, Texas.
Manchester United feel they are not being shown much goodwill in this festive season. First their flight to Bristol before Wednesday’s defeat in the Carabao Cup was diverted to Cardiff because of fog. Then they had to return by bus because of the weather. And now they have pointed out that they face “a harder time of it than our rivals towards the top of the table” when it comes to the Christmas fixture schedule.
To save your favourite articles so you can find them later, subscribe to one of our packs. The scars may never heal fully but this season has gone a long way to exorcising the demons. Cork City, a club who even in times of previous success seemed in a perpetual state of near-crisis, may not be used to this level of comfort but they can at least take solace that this time, the future should be markedly brighter.
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Selecting a term
Start searching tweets, articles from media outlets, articles mentioned in tweets, journalists'
names, titles and bios with some suggested searches:
Companies or Topics (e.g. iPhone, Microsoft)
Phrases (e.g. "cloud computing") — use quotes to keep the terms together
Twitter handles (e.g. @username) — returns those who have mentioned or replied to
Names (e.g. "David Pogue")
Hashtags (e.g. #sxsw, #london2012)
Bio details (e.g. vegan, Olympics, father)
Muck Rack's Advanced Search allows for many boolean operators.
Find results that mention multiple specified terms, use AND or
+. For example, ensure each result contains both Elon Musk and Mark Zuckerberg by
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Use the operators OR or , to broaden your search when you'd like either of
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Use NOT or - to subtract results from your search. For
example, searching Disney will yield results about the Walt Disney Company as well as Walt Disney
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Exact case matching or punctuation
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An asterisk can be used to search for any variation of a root word truncated by the asterisk. For example, searching for admin* will return results for administrator, administration, administer, administered, etc.
A near operator is an AND operator where you can control the distance between the words. You can vary the distance the near operation uses by adding a forward slash and number (between 0-99) such as strawberries NEAR/10 "whipped cream", which means the strawberries must exist within 10 words of "whipped cream".