Top end buyers splash their cash on main river

first_img 113 Commodore Drive, Paradise Waters.Features inside the iconic estate include a three-level staircase inspired by the Vatican, arched windows, wrought iron chandeliers and Roman bath-style pool. The 1489 sqm property also enjoys one of the largest water frontages in Paradise Waters, looking across to the grounds of The Southport School and north to the Southport skyline. 113 Commodore Drive, Paradise Waters.The historic house was built in the late 1980s for Keith Williams, the legendary entrepreneur who built Sea World and developed resorts at Hamilton Island.The home was later owned by Dreamworld founder John Longhurst and was most recently sold by Flora and Sep Abedian following a seven-year tenure. 113 Commodore Drive, Paradise Waters.The sale of a historic Surfers Paradise mansion is among a string of high end transactions on main river during the height of the COVID-19 period.An unnamed local buyer paid $5.5 million for the riverfront residence at 113 Commodore Drive in an off-market sale handled by Michael Kollosche and Jay Helprin in June. Untouched time capsules prove irresistible MORE: Virtual buyers bypass bordercenter_img 15 Southern Cross Dr, Cronin Island sold for $12.45m in June.More from news02:37International architect Desmond Brooks selling luxury beach villa7 hours ago02:37Gold Coast property: Sovereign Islands mega mansion hits market with $16m price tag1 day agoMr Helprin said the sale reflected confidence at the top end of town with buyers turning to the security of bricks and mortar.“We’re seeing significant strength in the prestige market,” Mr Helprin said. Kollosche agents report a string of main river sales in recent months, led by the $12.45m deal on 15 Southern Cross Drive, Surfers Paradise in June. Fall asleep in this peaceful island estate 327 Monaco St, Broadbeach Waters sold for $5.7m in July.A grand Broadbeach Waters mansion at 327 Monaco Street sold for $5.7m on July 11.A contract for $2.855m was signed on 25 Ipsley Drive, Broadbeach Waters in June while a vacant 1013 sqm lot at 85 Commodore Drive fetched $3.1m in May.last_img read more

Anthony Davis scores 50 to lead Lakers past Timberwolves

first_imgPreviousLos Angeles Lakers’ LeBron James (23) is defended by Minnesota Timberwolves’ Robert Covington (33) and Andrew Wiggins (22) during the first half of an NBA basketball game, Sunday, Dec. 8, 2019, in Los Angeles. (AP Photo/Ringo H.W. Chiu)Los Angeles Lakers’ LeBron James (23) shoots against Minnesota Timberwolves’ Andrew Wiggins (22) during the first half of an NBA basketball game, Sunday, Dec. 8, 2019, in Los Angeles. (AP Photo/Ringo H.W. Chiu) SoundThe gallery will resume insecondsLos Angeles Lakers’ Anthony Davis (3) and Minnesota Timberwolves’ Robert Covington (33) fight for a rebound during the first half of an NBA basketball game, Sunday, Dec. 8, 2019, in Los Angeles. (AP Photo/Ringo H.W. Chiu)Los Angeles Lakers’ LeBron James (23) goes to basket while defended by Minnesota Timberwolves’ Andrew Wiggins (22) and Robert Covington (33) during the first half of an NBA basketball game, Sunday, Dec. 8, 2019, in Los Angeles. (AP Photo/Ringo H.W. Chiu)Los Angeles Lakers’ Anthony Davis (3) drives to basket while defended by Minnesota Timberwolves’ Robert Covington (33) during the first half of an NBA basketball game, Sunday, Dec. 8, 2019, in Los Angeles. (AP Photo/Ringo H.W. Chiu)Minnesota Timberwolves’ Andrew Wiggins (22) shoots under pressure from Los Angeles Lakers’ JaVale McGee (7) during the first half of an NBA basketball game, Sunday, Dec. 8, 2019, in Los Angeles. (AP Photo/Ringo H.W. Chiu)Los Angeles Lakers’ Anthony Davis (3) shoots under pressure from Minnesota Timberwolves’ Andrew Wiggins (22) during the first half of an NBA basketball game, Sunday, Dec. 8, 2019, in Los Angeles. (AP Photo/Ringo H.W. Chiu)Minnesota Timberwolves’ Jarrett Culver (23) shoots against Los Angeles Lakers’ Danny Green (14) during the first half of an NBA basketball game, Sunday, Dec. 8, 2019, in Los Angeles. (AP Photo/Ringo H.W. Chiu)Los Angeles Lakers’ Dwight Howard (39) dunks against Minnesota Timberwolves during the first half of an NBA basketball game, Sunday, Dec. 8, 2019, in Los Angeles. (AP Photo/Ringo H.W. Chiu)Los Angeles Lakers’ Anthony Davis (3) shoots against Minnesota Timberwolves’ Jordan Bell (7) during the first half of an NBA basketball game, Sunday, Dec. 8, 2019, in Los Angeles. (AP Photo/Ringo H.W. Chiu)Los Angeles Lakers’ Danny Green (14) celebrates with teammates Dwight Howard (39) and Kentavious Caldwell-Pope (1) after making a 3-pointer during the first half of an NBA basketball game, Sunday, Dec. 8, 2019, in Los Angeles. (AP Photo/Ringo H.W. Chiu)Minnesota Timberwolves’ Robert Covington (33) goes to basket under pressure from Los Angeles Lakers’ Danny Green (14) during the first half of an NBA basketball game, Sunday, Dec. 8, 2019, in Los Angeles. (AP Photo/Ringo H.W. Chiu)Minnesota Timberwolves’ Jarrett Culver (23) and Los Angeles Lakers’ Dwight Howard (39) fight for a ball during the first half of an NBA basketball game, Sunday, Dec. 8, 2019, in Los Angeles. (AP Photo/Ringo H.W. Chiu)Minnesota Timberwolves’ Josh Okogie (20) goes to basket under pressure from Los Angeles Lakers’ Danny Green (14) during the first half of an NBA basketball game, Sunday, Dec. 8, 2019, in Los Angeles. (AP Photo/Ringo H.W. Chiu)Los Angeles Lakers’ LeBron James (23) dunks against Minnesota Timberwolves’ Gorgui Dieng (5) during the first half of an NBA basketball game, Sunday, Dec. 8, 2019, in Los Angeles. (AP Photo/Ringo H.W. Chiu)Los Angeles Lakers’ LeBron James (23) is defended by Minnesota Timberwolves’ Robert Covington (33) and Andrew Wiggins (22) during the first half of an NBA basketball game, Sunday, Dec. 8, 2019, in Los Angeles. (AP Photo/Ringo H.W. Chiu)NextShow Caption1 of 15Los Angeles Lakers’ LeBron James (23) is defended by Minnesota Timberwolves’ Robert Covington (33) and Andrew Wiggins (22) during the first half of an NBA basketball game, Sunday, Dec. 8, 2019, in Los Angeles. (AP Photo/Ringo H.W. Chiu)ExpandLOS ANGELES — “Well, you know, we’re confident,” Lakers coach Frank Vogel surmised before Sunday’s 142-125 victory over the Minnesota Timberwolves at Staples Center.“We’ve been putting up some big numbers. And obviously the plan of having two superstars offensively that are both willing passers, putting shooting around them and lob threats at the rim so far is working for us.“But,” Vogel concluded, in his best coachspeak, “it all comes down to the defensive end.”Turns out, even when the Lakers are not at their sharpest defensively, and even when LeBron James gets himself in foul trouble early and their other floor general Rajon Rondo is out with a tight hamstring — having Anthony Davis counts for a lot. AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MOREUCLA alum Kenny Clark signs four-year contract extension with PackersHe counted for 50 on Sunday.Davis’ 39-point effort Friday at Portland was just an appetizer for Sunday, when he enjoyed the fourth 50-point game of his career and his first as a Laker, making his first six shots to put his new squad on his back before carrying them the rest of the way with another sterling performance.“My teammates kept giving me the ball,” said Davis, who said they were urging him to go for 50 at halftime. “I was still trying to play the right way, but I was being ultra-aggressive.”Davis delivered what Vogel termed an “old-school, smash-mouth” performance. The Lakers’ 6-foot-10 superstar finished 20 for 29 from the field and 10 for 10 from the free-throw line, where fans serenaded him with “M-V-P” chants.He added seven rebounds, six assists, four steals and a block in 39 minutes (the most this season with the exception of the Lakers’ overtime win Nov. 1 in Dallas). Every time the Lakers (21-3) needed to turn the tide, Davis was there to spin past defenders for a bucket, to throw down a lob, to flick a shot rimward or to back up and bury a jumper.“He’s great,” James said. “I mean, there’s nothing more you can say than that.”Davis’ prolific, proficient output — combined with James’ 32 points in 28 minutes — mitigated a productive night offensively by the Timberwolves, who shot 51.8 percent, had eight players score in double-digits and needed only until the start of the fourth quarter to exceed opponents’ 103.7 points-per-game scoring average against the Lakers.“I yelled at them for giving up 125 points tonight,” Vogel said. “I don’t think anybody really heard me. But, we gotta do better than that at that end of the floor — or if we score 142 points, we don’t.”After trailing by as much as 11 points early, Minnesota took their first lead with 5:46 to play before halftime, 52-51, on a 3-pointer by Andrew Wiggins.And when the Lakers built a 19-point lead in the third quarter, again the T-wolves surged, cutting it to 105-95 with 2:25 to go in the period.But Minnesota never got closer than 112-105 early in the fourth, as the Lakers outscored their guests, 32-22 in the final period. It was the Lakers’ fourth consecutive victory and Minnesota’s fourth straight defeat.James also recorded 13 assists despite being limited by four first-half fouls. He picked up No. 4 when he was called for a block on a Robert Covington drive, returning to the bench because of it with 2:27 to go in the first half.That event might have felt foreboding, especially without Rondo’s services available — except, you know, Davis.Minnesota didn’t score again in the first half after James went to the bench, as the Lakers launched on an 11-0 run — with Davis contributing six of his 27 first-half points in that span. L.A. went into the break in front, 73-65.“Tonight we had a challenge because our two primary quarterbacks, Rondo and LeBron — in foul trouble — were out,” Vogel said. “So we had to figure out how to impact the game, and obviously AD impacted the game on the defensive end, helping us get stops and get out on the break, and then the other guys stepped up. We know how to play through AD when we need to. That was a critical stretch in this victory.”Alex Caruso came off the bench to score 16 points on 6-for-11 shooting, Danny Green had 12 points and eight rebounds and And Dwight Howard celebrated his 34th birthday with eight points, two rebounds.center_img Newsroom GuidelinesNews TipsContact UsReport an Errorlast_img read more

MLB trade rumors: Athletics have explored deals for Mets’ Zack Wheeler, Reds’ Tanner Roark

first_img MLB trade news: Athletics acquire lefty Jake Diekman from Royals Oakland is 58-47, eight games back of the Astros in the American League West and a 1/2-game back of the Rays who possess the second wild-card spot.The Athletics earned the second wild-card spot in 2018 by virtue of a great second half, but they had to go with an opener in the wild-card game against the Yankees and lost that game after Liam Hendriks got the team off to a rough start by allowing two runs in the first inning. The A’s already acquired starter Homer Bailey from Kansas City this season, but they don’t appear to think they have enough depth in their rotation.#Athletics do not figure to stop with Diekman and Homer Bailey, both of whom they acquired in separate trades from #Royals. Per sources, they have explored adding another starting pitcher, with #Mets’ Zack Wheeler and #Reds’ Tanner Roark among their targets. @TheAthleticMLB.— Ken Rosenthal (@Ken_Rosenthal) July 27, 2019Both Wheeler and Roark are free agents after this season, so the Athletics will not have to give up the same haul for guys like Noah Syndergaard and Marcus Stroman who have two years and one year remaining on their deals, respectively. Related News The Athletics acquired lefty Jake Diekman from the Royals on Saturday but they may not be done yet.Oakland has explored deals for Mets starter Zack Wheeler and Reds righty Tanner Roark, according to The Athletic. MLB trade rumors: Mets exploring 3-team deal sending Noah Syndergaard to Padres, netting Blue Jays’ Marcus Stroman MLB trade rumors: Astros ‘mounting push’ for Blue Jays’ Marcus Stroman Oakland went on to lose 7-2.The team has some good starters in Mike Fiers, Chris Bassitt, Brett Anderson and Bailey, but Anderson has dealt with injury issues as has Bailey, Bassitt is young and Frankie Montas — who is the team’s best pitcher — can’t pitch in the playoffs due to a PED suspension.They need help in their rotation and they need it immediately. Both Wheeler and Roark would give them that.last_img read more