September 24, 2020
  • 6:34 pm Nine All-Stars make career first starts in Fast Shafts Invitational
  • 6:20 pm Shouse repeats in Sprint Series of Oklahoma action
  • 6:14 pm Wednesday IMCA Modified winner at BVR earns $1,000
  • 6:12 pm Sweigart blasts past PASS foes at Port Royal Speedway
  • 6:10 pm Bag toss teammates are first champions crowned at Super Nationals

first_img“We’re backyard players,” said Staley, explaining their success as a combination of consistency, timing and adjustment. “You have to play to your opponent,” Brooks said.  They also became the first champions crowned at the 37th annual IMCA Speedway Motors fueled by Casey’s. The tourney field was expanded after the planned field of 32 was quickly filled; Boone Speedway’s Coty Mallicoat said he’d received another 20 or so emailed inquiries after that.  BOONE, Iowa (Sept. 1) – Tim Staley and Dustin Brooks came to Boone to enjoy the races and party. Musser and Smith earned $441 for their runner-up efforts. Team Sparky, Cheyenne Hines and Ashton Hubbell, both of Sterling, Ill., finished third and pocketed $294; Fourth place and $147 went to Team Here For the Beer, Darin Nelson and John Thorne, both of Adel. “We’re first annual Super Nationals bag tourney champions,” he added. “We came here to party and watch the races. We’ll go home as Super Nationals champions.  Top four teams in the inaugural Scorezit Bag Tourney presented by BBB Cornhole were from left, champion Team Shocker, Tim Staley and Dustin Brooks; runner-up Team Show me they Money, Dave Musser and Toby Smith; third-place team Sparky Cheyenne Hines and Ashton Hubbell; and fourth-place Team Here For The Beer, Darin Nelson and John Thorne. (Photo by Tom Macht, www.photofinishphoto.com) Forty-nine teams vied and more than 150 games were contested in the inaugural tourney, played out behind the first set of turns at Boone Speedway. Tournament Director Brett Greer oversees about seven such tourneys a year and was impressed with the turnout for the Sunday Fun Day event at Boone.  They defeated the Team Show Me The Money pair of Dave Musser and Toby Smith, both of Boone, 21-11 in a finale broadcast on Facebook Live to earn a $588 top check and a Scorezit scorekeeper  The Muscatine duo, aka Team Shocker, won all seven of their games to capture the title of the first annual Scorezit Fun Day Bag Tourney presented by BBB Cornhole. “It was a good tournament. Hopefully next year it will be even bigger,” he said. All $1,470 received in entry fees was paid back to the top four teams. IMCA, Boone Speedway and MyRacePass also gave prizes to tourney competitors. Scorezit is a division of Wehrs Machine and Racing Products. Pre-orders for The Ultimate Scorekeeper will be taken during the week on Manufacturers’ Row.last_img read more

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first_imgWest Ham boss Sam Allardyce has tipped Andy Carroll to book himself a World Cup adventure after helping to fire his club to the brink of Barclays Premier League safety. Press Association But although Ki Sung-yueng, Connor Wickham, Fabio Borini and substitute Ignacio Scocco went close, the visitors held out to all but secure their own top-flight status. Allardyce, who was booed by his own club’s fans after last week’s 2-1 victory over 10-man Hull, was a satisfied man as he left the north-east. He said: “We have won six of the last nine matches, we are probably in the top four or five in the Premier League for results at the moment. “It got us out of trouble and it’s got us almost safe – not quite mathematically, but I think it would be difficult for anybody to catch us now.” By contrast, opposite number Gus Poyet cut a disconsolate figure as a must-win game ended in a defeat which left his side four points adrift of safety with eight games to play. However, he remained defiant as he considered the task ahead. He said: “Look, if my team gives up, I will leave. Nobody will need to sack me, I will leave on my own, so if you see this team giving up before the end of the season, you won’t see me here.” Sunderland have now won only one of their last nine home league games and taken just a single point from the last 18 they have contested. Asked if the Black Cats could stay up, Poyet said: “Well, if we play like we played against Liverpool and today in the next eight games, we are going to have a great chance. “Now the crystal ball, I can tell you, is not in my house, so I am not going to try to read the future because I’m not very good at that.” The 25-year-old former Newcastle frontman headed the Hammers into an early lead at Sunderland and turned in a fine individual display as Allardyce’s men ran out 2-1 winners at the Stadium of Light. Victory on Wearside left the men from Upton Park 11 points clear of the drop zone with just six games to play, but left Carroll with a new target ahead of him. Asked if there was enough football left for the frontman to force his way into Roy Hodgson’s England squad, Allardyce said: “I think there is. “There are six games to go and I think if he continues to score, if he scores anything like he did last season – he scored eight in the last 12, I think – if he gets another two or three or four goals, I think it will hopefully be difficult for Roy to ignore him. “There are not a lot of them today, unfortunately. I used to play against them every week, Andy Carrolls, when I played many years ago. There used to be one in every side “But there’s a quality with the size and the stature of the man. It’s not just a heading ability, it’s an all-round quality that he has. “He’s quicker than he looks, some good hold-up play off the chest at times, takes the ball with his feet, he’s got a terrific shot on him. “He’s superb in the air and he’s young, so hopefully he keeps on not growing stature-wise, but growing in terms of his experience and his ability to stay fit and be an even better player than he already is.” The Hammers looked to be cruising when, after Carroll had headed them into a ninth-minute lead, Mohamed Diame doubled their advantage fives minutes into the second half. However, substitute Adam Johnson gave Sunderland, who saw strong appeals for a first-half penalty turned down, hope when he pulled a goal back 25 minutes from time to prompt a late assault. last_img read more

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first_img Press Association This was one of the best performances of the Pochettino era and sets Spurs up nicely for Wednesday’s trip to rivals Chelsea, a game their match-winner will approach with the weight off his shoulders. Having seen Eriksen level six minutes after Mirallas’ early strike, Soldado put the hosts on course for victory on the stroke of half-time – the £26million striker’s first goal in 593 minutes. It was a goal met by wild celebrations by all those connected to Tottenham and proved the difference as Everton’s eight-match unbeaten run in all competitions came to an end, with Roberto Martinez’s men irked to see a late penalty appeal against Federico Fazio rejected. Both sides came into this match fresh from securing progress to the Europa League knockout stages on Thursday. There were a string of changes and one of those, Ross Barkley, soon showed his quality to wriggle free, with the ball falling kindly for Romelu Lukaku to test Hugo Lloris from close range. Everton were looking the brighter side in the early stages and Tottenham’s well-documented Europa League hangover looked set to hit again. Mirallas, guilty of a wild early effort, showed more poise with his next, controlling the ball impressively and turning past Soldado, before curling an exquisite strike into the top corner from the edge of the box. Pochettino was infuriated by the sixth goal conceded inside the opening 15 minutes this season and was further frustrated when Vlad Chiriches almost gifted Everton a second with a weak back pass. Roberto Soldado’s barren run came to a timely end as Tottenham rallied to secure a much-needed 2-1 comeback win against Everton. The Mauricio Pochettino revolution has yet to fulfil expectations at a club symptomatic with style, with four defeats from six league games on home turf ratcheting up the pressure further. It was a miserable record which looked set to be extended when Kevin Mirallas curled home early on, yet Spurs responded impressively to eke out a narrow win thanks to efforts from Christian Eriksen and Soldado. The frustration inside White Hart Lane was audible, but the emotion of the majority here soon turned to elation. Harry Kane, so impressive this season, struck a fizzing, low drive which Tim Howard could only parry to Eriksen, who intelligently clipped home the rebound from an acute angle. Buoyed by that 21st-minute leveller Spurs attacked in numbers, with Ryan Mason having an effort from distance before Kane attempted to score with an audacious 20-yard chip and then rolled a tame effort straight at Howard. Eriksen would have had his second of the afternoon was it not for a narrow deflection taking his effort from the edge of the box just wide. Seamus Coleman had an effort saved at the other end on a rare voyage forwards by the visitors, who were almost caught out immediately afterwards when Soldado tried to latch onto an undercooked Muhamed Besic header. Everton got away with that one and looked set to go in level at the break until Soldado ended a goal drought which stretched back to September. Slid through by Aaron Lennon, the Spaniard took a touch and produced an assured finish that beat Howard and sent White Hart Lane into remarkable celebrations. The crowd chanted Soldado’s name right through until he walked down the tunnel for half-time, from which he returned strongly. Coleman did well to get back and thwart the striker before he soon flicked a header wide, with Kane then forcing Howard into action. Fazio almost turned in a dangerous ball from Eriksen and Mason flashed a fierce drive just over – missed chances Everton looked to punish in a dominant last 20 minutes. The best effort came from Coleman, with only a wonderful save from Lloris denying him after being slipped through impressively by Barkley. Lukaku hit wide as Everton continued to push on, with the Belgium international angered after his header came off Fazio’s arm late on. Besic was fortunate not to give away a spot-kick at the other end for bringing down Kane as an entertaining clash came to an end. last_img read more

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first_imgCarrying 611 crew and no guests, Rotterdam departed from Puerto Vallarta, Mexico, on Sunday and is scheduled to meet with MS Zaandam’s crew on Thursday evening off the coast of Panama.The U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, the Florida Department of Health in Broward County, U.S. Coast Guard, and U.S. Customs & Border Protection and the Port Everglades Pilots Association are assessing the situation.Broward County had 412 confirmed cases of coronavirus, officially known as COVID-19, as of Wednesday evening. Holland America Line, a subsidiary of Carnival Corporation, has deployed one of its ships to deliver coronavirus test kits to its sister ship, the MS Zaandam, which is en route to Port Everglades.The MS Zaandam’s voyage has continued with 1,829 people on board, including 30 guests and 47 crew members who have reported coronavirus symptoms and have been on the ship since March 14 in Chile.As all ports along Zaandam’s route are closed to cruise ships, Holland America Line has deployed Rotterdam from Puerto Vallarta to rendezvous with Zaandam and provide extra supplies, staff, COVID-19 test kits and other support as needed. Read more >> https://t.co/ImxkYYkwCT— Holland America Line (@HALcruises) March 24, 2020 “Holland America Line has deployed Rotterdam to rendezvous with Zaandam and provide extra supplies, staff, COVID-19 test kits and other support as needed,” a representative wrote in a statement.The officers and crew of Rotterdam came together to thank medical professionals and first responders who are working around the clock, taking care of our friends, neighbors and communities. #WeApplaud #CruiseStrong #WeWillBeBack pic.twitter.com/JxEgRkfMiW— Holland America Line (@HALcruises) March 23, 2020last_img read more

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first_img Published on April 6, 2013 at 10:07 am Contact Maddy: mjberner@syr.edu ATLANTA — Under the warm Atlanta sun, Brandon Triche’s family sipped drinks and took pictures in front of a bright orange Syracuse University banner.“I don’t know how to put it in words,” Triche’s brother Melvin said of this weekend. “It’s been amazing. Just looking forward to [today], the big game and another step further to the championship.”The Triche family, along with Michael Carter-Williams’ father, were among a wave of Orange fans who stopped by the Hudson Grille on Friday. The Syracuse University Alumni Club of Atlanta (SUACOA) hosted a Happy Hour for graduates, fans and natives to mingle and celebrate Syracuse’s advance to the Final Four — the first time in 10 years. The Orange will play Michigan in the semifinals of the NCAA Tournament on Saturday night.Late in the afternoon, Syracuse fans trickled into the sports bar dressed in various team apparel. Old friends reunited and families gathered to enjoy drinks, pom-poms and memories. By dinnertime, the outside terrace was ebbing with waves of Orange as fans of different ages took shots and cheered.As the evening went on, the Syracuse University marching band, cheerleading team and Otto joined in the fun — playing songs and leading classic Orange cheers.AdvertisementThis is placeholder textFor Ian Thompson, president of SUACOA, the band was one of the more exciting parts of the afternoon. But overall, he was pleased with the outcome.“I feel really great,” he said. “The energy, just everything about my experience with Syracuse kind of all culminated to what happened today, everyone coming together, all the alumni, the students.”Syracuse’s fan base has made itself known, he said, and now, it’s the team’s turn to complete its goal.“On Tuesday, we will send the trophy back to Central New York,” he said.The Triche family, who occupied a far corner of the bar patio, left their home in CNY to travel 15 “long hours” to Atlanta to support Brandon’s last season.“We get to see our little brother win a championship,” Melvin said. “We got him in our prayers for him to have a safe game and play well and everything so, it’s kind of like an extension of us. When he wins, we all win. When he loses, we all lose.”Middle brother Michael said seeing Brandon’s hard work come to fruition has been exciting. After falling short of the championship so many times, he said, they can finally win it all and bring it home to Syracuse.But first, they have to win it in Atlanta, where SU 2002 alumnus Ellen Terchila currently lives. She said she was with about 150 Atlanta alumni when the Orange won against Marquette in the Elite Eight. At the end, she said, everyone went crazy and immediately started booking seats.“It’s insane,” she said of having the Final Four located in Atlanta. “It’s so crazy to be a block away from the Dome and see flags flying for Syracuse and all the Syracuse Orange T-shirts.”Terchila also attended the 2003 national championship game. While the New Orleans celebrations were undoubtedly memorable for the then-recent graduate, this year’s tournament has a whole new meaning.Her condo is just across town. Her fellow locals and alumni are already here. Her brother, a fellow graduate, is trying to fly back from London.Calvin Goddard, a Syracuse native, didn’t have to travel far to attend the alumni event. He currently lives in Atlanta, which has made the celebration all the more special.“Just the whole atmosphere is beautiful. It’s awesome — ATL slash Syracuse,” he said. “It actually feels at home, you really feel at home.”Earl Williams, Carter-Williams’ father, stopped by the event, as well. He said he and the family are excited for the weekend, but emphasized how hard Carter-Williams has worked to reach this point.“We’re very proud of Michael and his accomplishments and what he’s doing,” Williams said.And with that pride comes unwavering confidence in Syracuse’s ability to win.“Yeah, we’re going to do it,” he said. “I have utmost confidence in that.” Comments Facebook Twitter Google+center_img Related Stories Syracuse fans turn out to attend team’s open practiceGallery: Fans celebrate before the NCAA Tournament in Atlantalast_img read more

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first_imgSyracuse head coach Leonid Yelin noticed something was different as he watched Jalissa Trotter in high school and club volleyball. Trotter was playing almost every position on the court, and excelled in each spot.He wasn’t really sure what he was getting when recruiting Trotter.“All of a sudden, we came to watch her and she was playing defense, a libero, even a hitter,” Yelin said, “And we saw how good she was doing on defense, and she was setting for them.”The Texarkana, Texas native has made an immediate impact on an extremely young SU squad. The 5-foot-7 freshman has seen action in every game this season, amassing 84 assists and 61 digs in the 10-game span for the Orange (9-2). Her versatility has proven to be her most valuable asset.Trotter comes from a volleyball family. Her mother played collegiate volleyball at Henderson State University, and SU head coach Leonid Yelin thinks that Trotter’s talent and athleticism came directly from her.AdvertisementThis is placeholder text“She has always been a hardworking lady, and she’s done whatever she could to give me the best support,” Trotter said of her mother. “That has pushed me to become the person I am today.”As one of the more versatile athletes on the Orange, Trotter has been able to lean on her past experiences with four other sports to help her in volleyball.Trotter says basketball helped her jumping skills, cross country and track helped her endurance and quickness, and softball helped her strength.“They all kind of work well together, and at the end of the day it all worked out and helped me out,” Trotter said.Trotter’s versatility has helped helped ease her transition into SU’s core.Yelin decided to play the freshman as a setter and a defensive specialist, and she’s exceeded the tempered expectations SU’s head coach had for the freshman.“Serving wise, we did not think of her as a setter,” Yelin said. “But that’s a great bonus for us.”In her first collegiate game against Rhode Island, Trotter tallied 14 assists for the Orange. Against Auburn in game four, she put 14 digs on the board, helping the Orange to a 3-2 victory over the Tigers.The smaller veteran contingency on SU has taken Trotter and fellow underclassmen beneath their wing to acclimate them to the higher level of competition.“It’s been really great, especially with my teammates,” Trotter said. “The transition wasn’t nearly as bad as I originally thought it would be because I’ve had so much help.”Senior Monika Salkute said that Trotter’s a great all-around player, and her amenability helps the team in multiple facets.“She’s great to have on the court,” Salkute said. “You can really depend on her, even though she’s a freshman, we all have a lot of confidence in her.”While Trotter has begun her collegiate career with a string of quality matches, Yelin said she could still work on being more verbal with her teammates on the court.“I think she’s a little bit too quiet,” Yelin said. “She’s competitive. I can see this by the way she does things.”Salkute sees the value in Trotter settling down into one position so she has less to focus on as a freshman. But her versatility has served her well early in her career for Syracuse, a valuable trait that could find her in several positions over the next three seasons.“I could see in the next four years how she’s going to be a very important player on the team,” said Salkute. Comments Facebook Twitter Google+ Published on September 24, 2015 at 10:29 pm Contact Matt: mjfel100@syr.edulast_img read more

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first_imgRobbie Henshaw and Jared Payne renew their centre partnership, with kick off in Hamilton at 8.35 this morning. Five Irish players have a final chance to put their hands up this morning for a starting berth in the Lions side that plays the All Blacks on Saturday.A meeting with the Chiefs is the final hurdle for the Lions en route to Eden Park.Rory Best captains today’s side, and he’s joined in the pack by his Ulster team mate Iain Henderson and Munster number 8, CJ Stander. Photo: © lionsrugby.comlast_img

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first_img Submit Share StumbleUpon Related Articles BGC lauds success of whistle to whistle ban August 21, 2020 Share SBC Magazine Issue 10: Kaizen Gaming rebrand and focus for William Hill CEO August 25, 2020 UK gambling adopts toughest online advertising code to protect underage audiences August 27, 2020 UK Bookies have raised £250,000 for Cancer and Covid-19 charities after taking a beating on Thursday’s Britannia Stakes race at Royal Ascot.Earlier this week, Betting and Gaming Council (BGC) members vowed to donate all profits, after levy and duties were deducted, from win and each-way bets made on the race to charity.Participating bookmakers included Paddy Power Betfair, bet365, Ladbrokes Coral, William Hill, Sky Bet, Betway, BetVictor, Kindred Group, Grosvenor Sport, Virgin Bet, Fitzdares, Genting Bet and JenningsBet.Michael Dugher, the BGC’s chief executive, said: “It was a great day for punters, though not such a good one for the bookies.“However, it’s brilliant to see that despite bookmakers not making a profit in the race, they will still make a large donation of a quarter of a million pounds to four fantastic charities, who undoubtedly deserve every penny. I’d like to thank those BGC members for this wonderful gesture.”Alastair Warwick, chief operating officer at Ascot Racecourse, added: “This initiative was a tremendous gesture by the betting industry and reflects the ongoing contribution being made throughout the pandemic. The beneficiary charities will be most appreciative of this invaluable funding.”The funds will be donated to Prostate Cancer UK, Marie Curie, The Care Workers Charity and the Berkshire Community Foundation Coronavirus Fund after Khaloosy – the bookie’s second favourite – won the heritage handicap.The BGC also highlighted Royal Ascot’s #StyledWithThanks charity appeal, which encouraged festival fans to ‘dress-up’ in their best Ascot attire at home, sharing photos to raise money for the National Emergencies’ Trust Relief and NHS Charities – Royal Ascot has backed the #StyledWithThanks appeal with a £100,000 donation.Tracey Pritchard, Prostate Cancer UK’s Director of Fundraising & Supporter Engagement, said: “I would like to thank everyone at the Betting and Gaming Council and their betting operator members for this incredible donation to Prostate Cancer UK.“Money raised by this fantastic initiative will go towards life saving research into treatments and better tests to stop the disease being a killer, and men and their families accessing our support service during these challenging times.”last_img read more

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first_imgPreviousLos Angeles Clippers forward Paul George, center, goes to the basket between Sacramento Kings’ Buddy Hield, left, and Richaun Holmes during the first half of an NBA basketball game in Sacramento, Calif., Tuesday, Dec. 31, 2019. The Clippers won 105-87. (AP Photo/Rich Pedroncelli)Clippers forward Kawhi Leonard, center, gets past the Kings’ Nemanja Bjelica, left, Harrison Barnes and Richaun Holmes, right, on his way to the basket during the first half of Tuesday’s game in Sacramento. (AP Photo/Rich Pedroncelli)Los Angeles Clippers center Ivica Zubac, right, dunks over Sacramento Kings guard Buddy Hield, left, during the first half of an NBA basketball game in Sacramento, Calif., Tuesday, Dec. 31, 2019. (AP Photo/Rich Pedroncelli) SoundThe gallery will resume insecondsLos Angeles Clippers forward Paul George, left, has his shot blocked by Sacramento Kings guard Bogdan Bogdanovic during the first half of an NBA basketball game in Sacramento, Calif., Tuesday, Dec. 31, 2019. (AP Photo/Rich Pedroncelli)Los Angeles Clippers forward Kawhi Leonard, left, and Sacramento Kings guard Cory Joseph, right, go to the floor after the ball during the first half of an NBA basketball game in Sacramento, Calif., Tuesday, Dec. 31, 2019. (AP Photo/Rich Pedroncelli)Los Angeles Clippers center Ivica Zubac, left, and Sacramento Kings forward Nemanja Bjelica, right, go for the rebound during the first half of an NBA basketball game in Sacramento, Calif., Tuesday, Dec. 31, 2019. (AP Photo/Rich Pedroncelli)Los Angeles Clippers center Ivica Zubac dunks as Sacramento Kings’ Harrison Barnes, left, Richaun Holmes, second from left, and De’Aaron Fox watch during the first half of an NBA basketball game in Sacramento, Calif., Tuesday, Dec. 31, 2019. The Clippers won 105-87. (AP Photo/Rich Pedroncelli)Los Angeles Clippers forward Paul George, center, goes up for a shot between Sacramento Kings’ Richaun Holmes, left, and Cory Joseph, right, during the first half of an NBA basketball game in Sacramento, Calif., Tuesday, Dec. 31, 2019. (AP Photo/Rich Pedroncelli)Sacramento Kings forward Richaun Holmes, left, tries to block the shot of Los Angeles Clippers forward Montrezl Harrell during the first half of an NBA basketball game in Sacramento, Calif., Tuesday, Dec. 31, 2019. The Clippers won 105-87. (AP Photo/Rich Pedroncelli)Sacramento Kings forward Harry Giles III goes to the basket against Los Angeles Clippers forward Montrezl Harrell, rear, during the second half of an NBA basketball game in Sacramento, Calif., Tuesday, Dec. 31, 2019. The Clippers won 105-87. (AP Photo/Rich Pedroncelli)Los Angeles Clippers coach Doc Rivers, left, talks with referee Derek Richardson during the first half of the team’s NBA basketball game against the Sacramento Kings in Sacramento, Calif., Tuesday, Dec. 31, 2019. The Clippers won 105-87. (AP Photo/Rich Pedroncelli)Sacramento Kings guard Bogdan Bogdanovic, center, battles for the ball with Los Angeles Clippers’ Jerome Robinson, left, and Paul George, right, during the first half of an NBA basketball game in Sacramento, Calif., Tuesday, Dec. 31, 2019. The Clippers won 105-87. (AP Photo/Rich Pedroncelli)Sacramento Kings guard Buddy Hield, right, drives against Los Angeles Clippers guard Landry Shamet during the second half of an NBA basketball game in Sacramento, Calif., Tuesday, Dec. 31, 2019. The Clippers won 105-87. (AP Photo/Rich Pedroncelli)Los Angeles Clippers center Ivica Zubac, left, and Sacramento Kings guard De’Aaron Fox, right, go for the ball during the first half of an NBA basketball game in Sacramento, Calif., Tuesday, Dec. 31, 2019. The Clippers won 105-97 .(AP Photo/Rich Pedroncelli)Sacramento Kings guard Cory Joseph, left, goes up for the shot against Los Angeles Clippers guard Derrick Walton Jr., right, during the second half of an NBA basketball game in Sacramento, Calif., Tuesday, Dec. 31, 2019. The Clippers won 105-87. (AP Photo/Rich Pedroncelli)Sacramento Kings head coach Luke Walton referee Kevin Scott about a call during the second half of an NBA basketball game against the Los Angeles Clippers in Sacramento, Calif., Tuesday, Dec. 31, 2019. The Clippers won 105-87. (AP Photo/Rich Pedroncelli)Los Angeles Clippers forward Paul George, center, goes to the basket between Sacramento Kings’ Buddy Hield, left, and Richaun Holmes during the first half of an NBA basketball game in Sacramento, Calif., Tuesday, Dec. 31, 2019. The Clippers won 105-87. (AP Photo/Rich Pedroncelli)Clippers forward Kawhi Leonard, center, gets past the Kings’ Nemanja Bjelica, left, Harrison Barnes and Richaun Holmes, right, on his way to the basket during the first half of Tuesday’s game in Sacramento. (AP Photo/Rich Pedroncelli)NextShow Caption1 of 16Clippers forward Kawhi Leonard, center, gets past the Kings’ Nemanja Bjelica, left, Harrison Barnes and Richaun Holmes, right, on his way to the basket during the first half of Tuesday’s game in Sacramento. (AP Photo/Rich Pedroncelli)ExpandSACRAMENTO — Paul George and Kawhi Leonard had far more success passing the ball in the first half than they did shooting it – and the Clippers still put up nearly 60 points.That, as Leonard pointed out afterward, bodes well for a franchise in serious pursuit of its first NBA championship.George had 21 points with season-highs of 11 rebounds and nine assists to shake off a slow start, and the short-handed Clippers thumped the Sacramento Kings 105-87 on Tuesday afternoon.Leonard scored 14 of his 24 points in the third quarter to help the Clippers to their 14th consecutive win in Sacramento dating to 2013. Newsroom GuidelinesNews TipsContact UsReport an Error Clippers hope they can play to their capabilities, quell Mavericks’ momentum What the Clippers are saying the day after Luka Doncic’s game-winner tied series, 2-2 The Clippers played without Patrick Beverley and sixth man Lou Williams. Beverley is expected to miss several games while nursing a sprained right wrist he injured during Saturday night’s loss in Utah, while Williams missed the game because of personal reasons.Richaun Holmes had 22 points and 10 rebounds for Sacramento, which has lost eight straight.“They pushed us around out there and they had their way,” Sacramento coach Luke Walton said. “We have to come together and we’ve got to be mentally stronger, physically stronger and fight our way out of it. That’s the only way to get out of this type of slump that we’re in, and we’ve done it before.”Three days after a 13-point loss to Utah, the Clippers took control in the first half despite both George and Leonard struggling offensively. The All-Stars missed 17 of their first 24 shots combined.Both got going after the break.Leonard made five of seven shots in the third quarter, and George – who missed eight of his first nine shots beyond the arc – made a 3-pointer to open the fourth. George added another 3-pointer later that put the Clippers ahead 103-86.“I had the mindset of just go and attack, be aggressive, be physical,” George said. “I got the spots I wanted to. I got to the shots I wanted to. But it’s just that stretch for me right now where the ball’s not going down.”Related Articles Game 4 photos: Luka Doncic, Mavs shock Clippers in overtime center_img Even with Leonard and George struggling most of the first half, the Clippers still built a big lead on the slumping Kings late in the second quarter. Shamet’s 3-pointer gave the Clippers a 57-40 halftime lead.Leonard got going in the third and the Clippers went on a 9-2 run to extend their lead to 19. Montrezl Harrell tipped in an offensive rebound then made a pair of free throws that made it 85-66.WIN, THEN LOSE, THEN WINThe Clippers have alternated wins and losses over the past nine games. George said that’s indicative of a team with new players still trying to adjust.“We’ve probably got one game under our belt where everybody’s been healthy,” George said. “We’re still learning each other. Our winning streak’s going to come, sooner than later I believe.”UP NEXTThe Clippers host Detroit on Thursday at Staples Center. For Lakers’ LeBron James, Jacob Blake’s shooting is bigger issue than a big Game 4 victory Clippers’ Paul George: ‘If I make shots, this series could be a little different’ “That’s what championship teams are about,” said Leonard, who led Toronto to the title a year ago before signing with the Clippers in hopes of bringing them their first championship.“Going through playoff runs, the best players aren’t going to play great some nights. It might be somebody off the bench or somebody (else) starting that has a big game that propels us to win.”Ivica Zubac added eight points and 13 rebounds and Maurice Harkless scored 12 points for the Clippers. The visitors also got a big lift from Larry Shamet and Derrick Walton Jr., who combined for 19 points.That was pivotal on a night when George shot 6 for 25 and Leonard was 8 for 21.“We just kind of hung in there,” Clippers coach Doc Rivers said. “We went zone a little bit and changed our look. I just like our defense.”last_img read more

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first_imgJoin DAZN and watch more than 100 fight nights a yearThe event is almost here so keep checking back here as the card continues to fill up.Plus, Sporting News will have plenty of WrestleMania 35 coverage including on-site reports on the day of the event. When is WrestleMania 35?WrestleMania 35 will air live on Sunday, April 7, 2019. The pre-show will start at 5 p.m. ET with the main card beginning at 7 p.m. ET.MORE: 10 great moments that define WrestleMania like no otherHow to watch WrestleMania 35, buy pay-per-viewWrestleMania 35 will be available via the WWE Network and on pay-per-view.The WWE Network app is available on certain smart TVs — including Samsung, LG, Sony, and Panasonic —  as well as Apple TV, Amazon Fire TV, Kindle Fire, Roku, Google Play, and Chromecast. You can also watch the network on your Xbox 360, Xbox One, PS3, and PS4 by downloading the app through its stores. You can also purchase WWE WrestleMania 35 on pay-per-view through cable and satellite providers including Spectrum, Cox, Xfinity, Verizon FiOS TV, Cable One, Dish Network and DirecTV for $59.99-$69.99.SN Q&A: Rob Van Dam talks return to Impact Wrestling, Vince McMahon, more How much are tickets for WrestleMania 35?Tickets for WrestleMania 35 are available at Ticketmaster.com and Stubhub. They range in cost from the cheapest, around $450, to the most expensive tickets above $2,500.WWE WrestleMania 35 matchesMain card• Ronda Rousey vs. Charlotte Flair vs. Becky Lynch in a “winner takes all” match for both the “RAW” and “SmackDown” women’s championships• Brock Lesnar vs. Seth Rollins for the WWE Universal championship• Daniel Bryan vs. Kofi Kingston for the WWE Championship• Triple H vs. Batista in a No Holds Barred match; if Triple H loses, he must retire as a wrestler• Roman Reigns vs. Drew McIntyre• Bobby Lashley vs. Finn Balor for the Intercontinental championship• Shane McMahon vs. The Miz in a Falls Count Anywhere match• Randy Orton vs. AJ Styles• Kurt Angle vs. Baron Corbin in Angle’s retirement match• Samoa Joe vs. Rey Mysterio for the WWE United States championship• Fatal four-way match for the “RAW” women’s championship: The Boss ‘n’ Hug Connection (Bayley and Sasha Banks) vs. The Divas of Doom (Beth Phoenix and Natalya) vs. The IIconics (Billie Kay and Peyton Royce) vs. Nia Jax and Tamina Snuka• Fatal four-way match for the “SmackDown” tag team titles: The Usos vs. Ricochet and Aleister Black vs. The Bar vs. Shinsuke Nakamura and RusevPre-show cardCruiserweight Championship Match: Buddy Murphy (champion) vs. Tony NeseAndre the Giant Memorial Battle Royal including Braun Strowman and “Saturday Night Live” cast members Colin Jost and Michael CheWomen’s Battle Royal including Asuka, Carmella, Naomi, Lana, Mandy Rose, Sonya Deville, Nikki Cross, Dana Brooke, Ruby Riott, Liv Morgan, Sarah Logan, Mickie James, Zelina VegaWWE WrestleMania 35 rumored matches— The Revival vs. Curt Hawking and Zack RyderBrian Fritz can be reached at btrfritz@gmail.com. Follow him on Twitter @BrianFritz and listen to his Between The Ropes podcast on iTunes. Get ready for WrestleMania 35, the WWE’s annual extravaganza and the biggest wrestling event of the year. WWE takes over the New York area for this year’s festivities Sunday, April 7, inside MetLife Stadium in East Rutherford, N.J. The road to WrestleMania 35 got underway in January at the Royal Rumble event where Becky Lynch and Seth Rollins each won their respective Royal Rumble matches, earning championship matches at WrestleMania.last_img read more

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