NBA: Bucks dominate Hornets in first Paris game

first_img The Bucks trailed the Hornets for much of the game but began to turn the screw at the end of the third quarter as George Hill slashed to the basket for an easy layup and reigning league MVP Antetokounmpo imposed himself around the rim on the way to his impressive double-double. Malik Monk top-scored for the Hornets with 31 points but the Eastern Conference-leading Bucks just had too many weapons and Antetokounmpo’s powerful dunk with five minutes remaining felt like the sign that the game was effectively over as a contest. After a quiet first quarter the Greek had shown his teeth in the second when he wrestled the ball from Cody Zeller and reverse-slammed over the hapless Charlotte man to show why he will again captain the Eastern Conference side in the 2020 All-Star Game. Read Also: NBA: Antetokounmpo scores 29 as Bucks cruise past Nets Experienced Bucks guard Eric Bledsoe supplied the ammunition for Antetokounmpo and finished with 20 points himself. Nicolas Batum, the captain of the France national team whose presence in the Charlotte lineup helped ensure their role in his history-making game, had a quiet game with just five points but his every move was cheered loudly by his compatriots. FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmail分享 Milwaukee Bucks forward Giannis Antetokounmpo drives towards the basket The Milwaukee Bucks pulled away to beat the Charlotte Hornets 116-103 in the first ever regular NBA game in Paris Friday as Giannis Antetokounmpo delighted the soldout crowd in the French capital with 30 points and 16 rebounds. Brazil star Neymar and his French Paris Saint-Germain teammate Kylian Mbappe were courtside at the Paris NBA Game The game had a party feel with Paris Saint-Germain football stars Neymar and Kylian Mbappe courtside and NBA legend Kareem Abdul-Jabbar was greeted with thunderous applause when he was presented to the crowd at the AccorHotels Arena. Michael Jordan, the NBA’s greatest ever player who is now the Hornets’ chairman, has done more than anyone to spread the sport’s popularity around the globe and he told reporters before the game: “I’m glad that I was a part of it but I think it will continually get bigger because of the passion for the game of basketball.” NBA Commissioner Adam Silver said before the game that the NBA would return to Paris for “many more years to come”. Promoted ContentCouples Who Celebrated Their Union In A Unique, Unforgettable Way5 Of The World’s Most Unique Theme ParksTop 10 Most Romantic Nations In The WorldWhich Country Is The Most Romantic In The World?Why Do So Many Digital Assistants Have Feminine Names & Voices?The 10 Best Secondary Education Systems In The World9 Facts You Should Know Before Getting A Tattoo8 Ways Drones Will Automate Our Future7 Train Stations In The World You Wish To Stay At Longer8 Things To Expect If An Asteroid Hits Our PlanetThis Guy Photoshopped Himself Into Celeb Pics And It’s HystericalWhat Happens To Your Brain When You Play Too Much Video Games? Loading… last_img read more

Ripley County Girls Basketball Tourney Scores

first_imgRipley County Girls Basketball TourneyOpening Round @ Jac-Cen-DelFriday  (1-10)Game 1:  Batesville  64     Milan  25Game 2:  Jac-Cen-Del  43     South Ripley  16The Ripley County Girls Basketball finale will be on Monday (1-13) at Jac-Cen-Del.Consolation Game @ 6 PM:  Milan vs. South Ripley.Championship Game-Following:  Jac-Cen-Del vs. Batesville.WRBI’s coverage of The Ripley County Tourney begins with our Countdown To Tipoff at 5:30.  Thomas Barnett and Brian Samples will have the call of the action.last_img read more

Lady Cardinals Split With Lady Knights

first_imgLast night the 7th grade Lady Cardinals played a good game against South Dearborn, but were unable to pull off the win with a score of 18-13.Scoring for the Lady Cardinals was Betsy 3 points, Harmeyer with 7 points, Sydney Schutte with 4, and Grace Eckstein with 2. Rebounding was a team effort Sydney Schutte with 13, GiGi Dreyer with 7, Grace Eckstein with 6, Chloe Meadows with 3, Grace Mack and Molly Wachsmann with 2, and Mindy Eckstein with 1.St. Louis picked up a home victory Tuesday night by defeating South Dearborn 32 to 12.Avery Roell had a game high 13 points. Hailey Mohr had a strong 4th quarter and finished with 11 points.A strong team defense contributed to the Lady Cardinals win.Courtesy of Cardinals Coach Mike Burkhart.last_img read more

2017 East Central Swimming Lessons and Summer Swimming

first_imgThe East Central Aqua Trojans Swim Team is for all levels of kids ages 5-18 (must be able to swim unassisted one full length of pool.)2017 EC Summer Swimming LessonsYOU DO NOT HAVE TO BE IN THE SUNMAN-DEARBORN DISTRICT TO PARTICIPATE ON THE TEAM!!!You will learn strokes, entries, turns and improve your endurance as well as have the experience of competing as part of America’s Team. ECST is a USA swimming organization.What does this mean? It means that you are on the same team as 300,000 other swimmers nationwide.REGISTRATIONTuesday, April 25 from 5:30-7:00 P.M. (East Central High School Pool). Come ready to swim.FIRST PRACTICEMonday, May 1st at 5:30 P.M (East Central High School Pool) Practices are offered Monday – Friday from 5:30-7:30pm depending on the group assigned and the ability level of the participant.COST$150 per swimmer + $35.50 USA Swimming Fee (If not currently registered).Courtesy of AquaTrojans Coach Brandon Loveless.last_img read more

ICC World Cup Hashim Amla in, Chris Morris not included in World cup squad 2019

first_img For all the Latest Sports News News, ICC World Cup News, Download News Nation Android and iOS Mobile Apps. New Delhi: The South Africa cricket board announced its 15-man squad for the World Cup, becoming the seventh team to do so. Faf du Plessis will lead the side into the World Cup for the first time. The announcement was made public on Thursday and the big name to miss out is Chris Morris who was a part of the team frequently and has also played 2015 World Cup. South Africa will play the opening game of ICC Cricket World Cup 2019 against the host England at Oval, London. The South Africa board has also unvieled the World Cup jersey. On this, the board member said, “It looks good. Gives feel of 1992 World Cup, and I hope we do well.”Here’s South Africa’s 15-member squad for World Cup:Faf du Plessis (c), Aiden Markaram, JP Duminy, David Miller, Dale Steyn, Kagiso Rabada, Imran Tahir, Tabraiz Shamsi, Andile Phehlukwayo, Quinton de Kock, Dwayne Pretorious, Anrich Nortje, Lungi Ngidi, Rassiven, Hashim AmlaHere’s the tweet: highlightscenter_img South Africa becomes the seventh team to announce 15-member squad for World Cup. Faf du Plessis to lead the side for the second time in ICC Cricket World Cup. South Africa will play World Cup opener against England on May 30. last_img read more

Pregame Q&A with the Daily UW

first_imgJunior quarterback Jacob Eason has made a strong first impression after transferring from Georgia. (Photo courtesy of Conor Courtney / The Daily of the University of Washington) DT: How much do you think it matters that Washington decisively defeated BYU 45-19 while USC lost to the Cougars in overtime? JK: I think it’ll make a much bigger difference for Fink just because he’s the one that’s going to have to deal with the noise at Husky Stadium. This is Eason’s offense to run, and there haven’t really been any growing pains for Washington. He came in with experience playing in the SEC, and he’s got games at home and on the road under his belt this season. I haven’t seen any reason to believe he’s not completely comfortable with the offense and the environment here.  Kirshenbaum: This secondary is pretty young and new, but so far this season it has stepped up to every challenge presented. Despite so much turnover from last season — with three starters drafted and a fourth graduated — I’d say the strength of the group is its depth. Putting six defensive backs on the field has become almost the new normal for [defensive coordinator/defensive backs coach] Jimmy Lake; Washington did it pretty much all game against Hawaii’s run-and-shoot offense, and I could see something similar happening Saturday. I wouldn’t be surprised to see something similar to Washington’s performance against BYU last weekend, where the Cougars had a few shots connect downfield but also had a lot of trouble getting anything done once the field shortened. JK: To start with an easy one, it’s probably junior tailback Salvon Ahmed, just on the basis that he missed the BYU game with a lingering leg injury, and if he’s back, the UW offense goes to a whole new level. Beyond injury developments, I’d say it’s junior tight end Hunter Bryant. He’s probably the most physically gifted option in the UW passing game, and through four weeks he’s quickly become Eason’s go-to option, especially on third downs. Through four games, he’s leading the Huskies with 285 receiving yards, and he’s going to present a matchup problem for pretty much anyone USC puts on him. DT: What is your score prediction and why? DT: With junior quarterback Jacob Eason as well as a talented group of running backs, Washington appears to have a good offensive balance. Do you think the Huskies will rely more heavily on the pass or the run against USC? DT: Eason and USC redshirt junior quarterback Matt Fink are both fairly new to the starting role. How do you think this will factor into their performance in this high-profile matchup?center_img JK: This one’s tough to predict, just because I think so much of the outcome is going to be determined by what happens in the first 10 minutes or so. I’ve thought Washington was going to be in close games each of the past two weeks, and then the Huskies have dominated the first quarter en route to blowouts. I could definitely see this game getting out of hand early. Then again, I could also see USC keeping it close and staying within punching distance into the fourth quarter. I think the second option is a little more likely, but Washington ends up with just enough of a run to emerge with a 33-23 win. After upsetting then-No. 10 Utah last Friday, the No. 21 Trojans face another tough opponent Saturday in No. 17 Washington. The Daily Trojan spoke with the Daily UW managing editor Josh Kirshenbaum to get his insight on the upcoming game. JK: I think the main difference between those two games is how they started. Washington opened last weekend with a 21-point haymaker in the first quarter, while USC found itself in a close game early. Slow starts have been a problem for Washington in recent years, and when opponents can slow down and shorten games and keep it close into the second half, upsets tend to happen (see: Cal in the last two meetings). The fact that the Huskies are getting out to such fast starts, especially on offense, has been one of the most promising developments of this year’s team. That was the difference last weekend, and if Washington can do it this Saturday, it could be again this game. Daily Trojan: USC’s wide receivers dominated a supposedly strong Utah defense last weekend. How do you think Washington’s secondary will match up with USC’s talented receiving corps? DT: Which player do you think will be the biggest X factor for Washington in Saturday’s game? JK: UW’s offense has generally skewed run-heavy, but this iteration may be the most balanced I’ve seen in awhile, or at least since 2016. Last weekend, Washington ran 39 run plays and 28 pass plays, and I’d guess that’s about the balance [head coach] Chris Petersen wants. The key to that on Saturday is going to be getting good yardage on first down. Washington, more than any team I’ve watched, suffers when it’s forced into obvious passing situations. As long as it can stay more balanced, I think the UW offense can have another good game.last_img read more

IMMIGRATION QUESTION & ANSWER

first_imgQuestion: Hi I am a green card holder can I file for my 4 children, 2 under age 18, one age 20 and one age 25?Answer: Yes, as a Green Card holder (U.S. Resident), you can file for your minor children (under age 21), in the F2A Immigration Category and your adult SINGLE children in the F2B Immigration Category. The waiting line for residency for minor children (F2A) is about 1 ½ years, so any of your children age 19 or younger will likely be able to immigrate in the next few years, unless they are married or get married before immigrating. The waiting time for adult, single children (F2B) is about 7 – 8 years, so your 20 and 25 year-old children will have to wait quite a few years more before being able to immigrate.Also, please make sure your adult children understand that if they marry, the Immigrant Visa petition will automatically be cancelled, unless you have naturalized before your child marries.last_img read more

Blow for Arsenal as Ramsey ruled out until mid-April

first_imgArsenal midfielder Aaron Ramsey is likely to be sidelined for four weeks with a thigh complaint, Gunners boss Arsene Wenger has confirmed.The Welshman hobbled off after just 16 minutes during the 4-0 FA Cup victory over Hull City in midweek – with early speculation suggesting he could be ruled out for the season. However, Wenger allayed those fears and said he hoped to have Ramsey back for the run-in.”No, I don’t think he’s out for the season,” said Wenger. “The clinical signs are quite positive. “As a start I would say four weeks. It’s a bit worse than I thought at the time. I thought it would be just a precaution and he would be available for Sunday.” The injury also rules Ramsey out of Wales’ pre-Euro 2016 friendlies against Northern Ireland and Ukraine later in March.Which Arsenal games will Ramsey miss?– March 13: Arsenal v Watford (FA Cup)– March 16: Barcelona v Arsenal (Champions League)– March 19: Everton v Arsenal (Premier League)– April 2: Arsenal v Watford (Premier League)– April 9: West Ham v Arsenal (Premier League)EXPERTS’ VIEW Arsenal’s slim title hopes now rest on unlikely duo Francis Coquelin and Mohamed Elneny in central midfield – and that’s got to concern Mr Wenger. Sure, they will provide adequate cover for the defence, with the duo quite happy to play a simple pass and maintain the midfield shape. But without a driving runner from deep – a la Ramsey – are the Gunners really going to unlock defences? They are eight points behind leaders Leicester City. They have to take risks. With only Coquelin, Elneny and Mathieu Flamini to pick from in the middle, Wenger no longer has that option. —last_img read more

LA Clippers win again without Blake Griffin

first_img Newsroom GuidelinesNews TipsContact UsReport an Error The Clippers (24-13) built an 11-point lead in the third quarter, but the Hornets did well to trail by just six (70-64) heading into the fourth.When Jamal Crawford buried a 3-pointer with 3:03 to play, the Clippers led 91-79 and had all but sealed Charlotte’s fate.The Hornets (17-19) have lost six in a row.Chris Paul led the Clippers with 25 points on 11-of 19 shooting, 3 of 5 from beyond the arc. He also had seven rebounds and seven assists, as well as five of L.A.’s nine turnovers. Afterward, Paul talked about why the Clippers are playing so well without Griffin, who averages 23.2 points, 8.7 rebounds and 5.0 assists.“I think because we all had to step up by committee,” he said. “We’re moving the ball and we’re putting a huge emphasis on defense. The only way we can score without the big fella is if we defend and get out in transition.” Crawford contributed 19 points off the bench on 9-of-20 shooting from the field, but he was just 1 of 7 from long distance. J.J. Redick had 17 points and DeAndre Jordan came through with 11 points, 19 rebounds and four blocks.Redick also chimed in on the team’s play without Griffin, who has a partially torn left quad tendon and figures to be out at least two more games.“Offensively, I think there’s a lot of spacing, there’s a lot of room to operate,” Redick said. “The DJ-Chris (Paul) pick-and-roll has been really good. Having Paul (Pierce) as a stretch 4 has been really good. It’s a different look. It’s not better, per se, than having Blake at the 4. But it’s a different look, it’s given teams problems.“The second reason, I think, is we’ve really embraced the defensive side of the basketball and really before Blake got hurt, we had done that. … And the third thing, I think, is just the bench playing with more consistency and getting that rotation right. Those guys have been great.”Reserve post Cole Aldrich had another nice game, scoring eight points and grabbing four rebounds.Pierce, who has had some good shooting games of late, started and had just four points on 2-of 10 shooting. He missed all eight of his 3-point attempts. Wes Johnson scored just three points and shot 1 of 7. He made one of his five 3-point shots.The Clippers have been shooting well of late from the 3-point line. In this one, they made just 25.8 percent (8 of 31) from there.The Clippers did not shoot a free throw in the first half, but made 9 of 10 in the second.Charlotte’s Jeremy Lin led all scorers with 26 points. He shot 9 of 16, but his team shot just 36.9 percent.“We didn’t shoot the ball as well as we wanted to,” Lin said. “We just have to will (our) way out of this funk that we are in right now.” The Clippers had one poor quarter — the second — but they quickly put that behind them. The bench played the first half of that quarter. When most of the reserves went out, the Hornets were within 35-33.“We do not have residual effect of bad play, we just get out of it,” coach Doc Rivers said. “At halftime, you can see the guys were upset, the bench was upset. What else do I need to say? They are policing themselves on that end.”center_img Make that eight consecutive victories, the past seven sans Blake Griffin.The Clippers on Saturday continued their winning ways without their leading scorer, rolling to a 97-83 win over the Charlotte Hornets before an afternoon sellout crowd of 19,060 at Staples Center.It wasn’t easy.The Clippers led 27-18 after one quarter. But they went cold in the second — shooting just 36.4 percent overall and missing all eight of their 3-point attempts — to trail 46-43 at halftime.last_img read more

Women’s World Cup 2019 preview: What to know, how to watch USWNT vs. Spain

first_imgWho is the Spain player to watch?Jennifer Hermoso: The forward leads Spain with 30 career goals, nine assists and 71 caps, making her one of the most experienced players on Spain’s roster. She was impressive during World Cup qualifying as she scored seven goals, and she was even more impressive through the group stage as she netted a brace in Spain’s match against South Africa. She created 11 chances during the group stage, the third most of any player in the tournament.Spain finally break through thanks to a Jennifer Hermoso penalty kick! pic.twitter.com/otprjeRHMl— FOX Soccer (@FOXSoccer) June 8, 2019What are three Opta facts to know?The Americans have never lost in the quarterfinal stage of the Women’s World Cup (6W-1D), outscoring opponents 21-4 in the round.Spain’s Marta Corredera has taken six shots from outside the box, tied for the second-most during the group stage. She has yet to score from one of those shots and has put just two on target.The US has scored 18 goals through the group stage, tied for their second most at a World Cup. They need seven more goals to tie their biggest haul at a World Cup and eight to set a new World Cup record for an entire tournament.PredictionUSA 3, Spain 0Spain is certainly growing into its talent with a young yet experienced roster, but it still won’t be a match for the United States. The Americans bring more experience and likely will keep another clean sheet through the first game of the knockout stage. The Americans, on the other hand, set several records during the group stage and have the momentum entering the round of 16 after big wins against Thailand, Chile and Sweden.Here’s what you need to know: Related News The U.S. is coming off a dominant performance after sweeping the group stage 3-0 as the players shift their focus toward the knockout stage of the 2019 FIFA Women’s World Cup.Spain finished second in Group B behind Germany and has shown a tremendous amount of growth over the past decade as it entered France’s tournament with one of the nation’s most talented teams. Spain beat South Africa 3-1, but lost to Germany and its game against China ended in a draw.  Women’s World Cup 2019: Full bracket, dates, times, TV channels, results for every match What time does the USA vs. Spain match start?The match kicks off noon ET at Stade Auguste-Delaune in Reims, France.How to watch or stream the USA vs. Spain game?FS1 will broadcast the USA vs. Spain game. It can also be live-streamed on the Fox Sports Go app.How many times has the U.S. played Spain?The United States and Spain have met only once in their history. Their first meeting was January 22 in Alicante, Spain, during an international friendly. The U.S. won 1-0, though the game was scoreless at halftime.last_img read more