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Balogun: Draw against Charlton not the best we could offer

By on September 24, 2020

first_img Balogun featured for the duration of the game along with Egypt international and Wigan captain Sam Morsy. The Super Eagles defender made two tackles and won five aerial contests in the match. With the draw, the DW Stadium outfit are now 13 points clear of the relegation zone and will hope to secure all three points against Fulham in their last league game on July 22. Balogun joined the Latics in January on a short-term loan after failing to enjoy game time with Premier League club Brighton and Hove Albion. The 32-year-old then teamed up with the DW Stadium outfit until the end of the 2019-20 season and will hope to help them avoid relegation at the end of the season. read also:Wigan’s prospect: Huddersfield Town’s win pushes Balogun out of relegation The defender has spent most of his career in Germany, playing for Hannover 96, Werder Bremen, Fortuna Dusseldorf and Mainz 05, among others. Balogun has been with the Super Eagles since 2014 and has 32 caps for the three-time African champions since making his debut against Mexico. The centre-back was part of Gernot Rohr’s team that finished third at 2019 Africa Cup of Nations in Egypt, behind Senegal and Algeria, who won the title. FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmail分享 Super Eagles defender, Leon Balogun has said that the 2-2 draw Wigan recorded on Saturday against Charlton Athletic was not the best the team could offer their fans this weekend. “Tough one to take. Might not have been the best performance, but I felt like we gave it our all. Just gotta admit that today’s ‘all’ wasn’t enough to get the result everybody wanted.We’ll shake it off and make sure we’re ready to go hard again on Wednesday.” Balogun stated on his twitter handle. This team are 13th in the table and capable of beating anyone whatever is happening off the pitch doesn’t take that away. Every fan is proud of the players’ efforts, just pick yourselves up and go again. Everything else is up to others. Balogun featured as Wigan Athletic played out a 2-2 draw with Charlton Athletic in Saturday’s Championship game to boost their survival hopes. The Latics were recently handed a 12-point deduction after they went into administration which they have appealed but in the meantime, the players have continued to show their resolve to ensure the club survive relegation. After inflicting a heavy 8-0 defeat to Hull City last time out, manager Paul Cook rallied his players to another positive result at the Valley with the Super Eagles star playing a crucial role in the encounter. Balogun was afforded his ninth Championship appearance and made the most of the opportunity with his decent defensive displays. Jamal Lowe put Wigan in front in the ninth minute before Alfie Doughty levelled proceedings two minutes later after benefitting from Adam Matthews’ assist. Kieran Dowell then restored the lead for the Latics, however, Anglo-Nigerian Chuks Aneke set up Macauley Bonne with a timely assist to score the equalising goal. Loading… center_img Promoted Content5 Of The World’s Most Unique Theme Parks8 Superfoods For Growing Hair Back And Stimulating Its GrowthThe 90s Was A Fantastic Decade For Fans Of Action Movies10 Most Praised Historical Movies9 Facts You Should Know Before Getting A TattooWhich Country Is The Most Romantic In The World?The Very Last Bitcoin Will Be Mined Around 2140. Read MoreTop Tastiest Foods From All Over The World10 Risky Jobs Some Women Do2020 Tattoo Trends: Here’s What You’ll See This Year5 Of The World’s Most Unique Theme Parks11 Most Immersive Game To Play On Your Table Toplast_img read more

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John Eugene Eytchison

By on September 23, 2020

first_imgJohn Eugene Eytchison, age 71 of Lawrenceburg, Indiana passedaway October 8, 2019 at Ridgewood Health Campus in Lawrenceburg. He was born August 4, 1948 in Anderson, Indiana to the late John and Mary Chandler Eytchison.He was a proud US Marine veteran. John had lived and worked primarily in the Cincinnati area most of his life.He was blessed with three children who all survive. Robert (Doris) Eytchison of Hamilton, Ohio; John (Kathy) Eytchison of Aurora, Indiana and daughter Michele (Joe) Freyer of South Carolina. Three brothers also survive, Lester, Bud and Larry Eytchison. Several grandchildren also survive.There will be private graveside services.Arrangements handled by Neal’s Funeral Homelast_img read more

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Mourinho plays down title chances

By on September 21, 2020

first_imgChelsea manager Jose Mourinho maintains his side remain the outsiders in a three-horse race for the Barclays Premier League title despite their 1-0 victory over favourites Manchester City. “Two horses and a little horse that still needs milk and to learn how to jump. A horse that next season can race,” was the Portuguese’s assessment of their chances. “I don’t agree (with their title credentials). We lost points at home against West Brom, against West Ham, we lost at Stoke, we lost at Newcastle. “We are a team in evolution but this is the kind of performance that helps the team to grow up a lot, tactically, mentally, I think it was fantastic.” Chelsea became the first team to do the double over City since Everton in 2010-11. “We beat them twice but they are the best team,” added Mourinho, who revealed masseur Billy McCulloch gave his team-talk in the dressing room. “I didn’t speak. It was Billy the masseur that spoke to the team. He was screaming so much in Scottish I didn’t understand him but the players were clapping. It was Billy’s team-talk.” “Today we won because we were the best team. We defended very well, we were very compact, we deserved it. “A victory is a victory but a victory against a very good team is better than a victory against an ordinary team. More credit to my players. Branislav Ivanovic’s solitary goal in the 32nd minute not only ruined City’s 100 per cent home Premier League record but also ensured the visitors became the first side since Birmingham in November 2010 to keep a clean sheet in the league at the Etihad Stadium. But despite drawing level on points with their second-placed opponents, just two behind leaders Arsenal, Mourinho continues to stress his team are still some way behind their rivals. Press Association “We love the big games. Obviously when you love it maybe you feel extra motivated for that and I keep saying, the best thing for the evolution of this team is not to play Europa League, not to be 15-20 points behind the leader but with pressure to be there, to be close to the leaders. “When we played Arsenal at the Emirates Arsenal were the leaders. “(This weekend) City were the leaders. This is the best thing that can happen to this team. “Maybe Arsenal deserve it more than us. They are top of the league and they are the favourites. We go behind them and play and watch.” City boss Manuel Pellegrini played down the significance of the defeat. “For Chelsea it was a decisive game, not for us,” he said. “If we won we were six points ahead of them. Now we are two points behind Arsenal. We have 39 points to play for. “Nobody is thinking about records, we are just thinking about winning the games.” last_img read more

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Cool Baines rescues Everton

By on September 20, 2020

first_img A tight contest remained in the balance until the final whistle, with keepers Pantilimon and Tim Howard both producing important saves before the goals started to go in, although James McCarthy’s injury-time clearance denied Wes Brown a last-gasp winner. Sunderland were more than value for a point, but Everton, who had midfielder Gareth Barry carried off with what looked like a serious injury early in the first half, would have felt aggrieved if they had left empty-handed after a full-blooded encounter. The Wearside club paid their own Remembrance Day tribute before kick-off by inviting more than 2,000 military personnel, representatives of veterans’ groups and families of those killed on active service to the game, and the locals among them would have been delighted with much of what they saw in the opening 45 minutes. Gus Poyet’s men looked rejuvenated by their 3-1 victory at Crystal Palace on Monday and, while Everton, a club with loftier ambitions for the season, enjoyed more than their fair share of possession before the break, the Black Cats created just as promising many openings as the visitors. They might have taken the lead twice within the opening six minutes in similar circumstances, with Wickham glancing a header from a Larsson corner just wide of the far post and then powering another on to the roof of the net from the same source. Everton, for whom Ross Barkley tested Pantilimon with a shot from distance seconds after Wickham’s second near miss, were forced to make an early change when Barry left the field on a stretcher after being caught by Jordi Gomez in a seemingly innocuous challenge. Gomez, who was booked for the tackle with Barry, was fortunate to survive after going to ground on the edge of the area as he lunged towards Phil Jagielka. Clear-cut chances were few and far between until the half entered its final 15 minutes, with play switching rapidly from end to end. The full-back scuffed his 76th-minute spot-kick under home goalkeeper Costel Pantilimon following Connor Wickham’s illegal challenge on Seamus Coleman. It came nine minutes after Sebastian Larsson had fired the Black Cats ahead with a superb free-kick, his first league strike from a set-piece since December 2011. Wickham and his team-mates, as well as the home fans among a crowd of 43,476 at the Stadium of Light, were incensed at referee Lee Mason’s decision to award a penalty, although replays suggested they had little cause to be. Leighton Baines snatched a point for Everton as Sunderland were denied back-to-back Barclays Premier League victories by a late penalty. Sylvain Distin distinguished himself with a vital clearance after Gomez had played in full-back Anthony Reveillere down the left to cross, but holding midfielder Liam Bridcutt had to produce a fine block to deny Barkley after the England man had raced half the length of the pitch and exchanged passes with Aiden McGeady before going for goal. But Sunderland produced their best opening of the half seconds later when Howard blocked Gomez’s shot with his legs after another incisive attack. Everton returned from the break in determined mood and went close twice within seconds when first Pantilimon claimed Barkley’s curling shot and then denied Romelu Lukaku one on one after he had run on to Bridcutt’s woefully under-hit back pass. The Romanian had to be even more resilient with 56 minutes gone when, after Wickham had been robbed by McCarthy on halfway, the Republic of Ireland international combined with Samuel Eto’o to find Lukaku on the left. The Belgian stepped inside full-back Santiago Vergini to blast in a shot which Pantilimon somehow managed to turn on to a post. Sunderland’s keeper was grateful to see Lukaku’s header drop nicely for him seven minutes later when the striker connected with Baines’ cross after substitute Darron Gibson had got the better of Vergini in a 50-50 challenge. But it was opposite number Howard who was picking the ball out of his net with 67 minutes played when, after Baines had been penalised for a foul on substitute Will Buckley, Larsson curled a fine free-kick over the wall and into the far corner. However, the lead last just nine minutes. Coleman was felled inside the area by Wickham and Baines remained calm as the home side remonstrated with Mason before slotting past Pantilimon from the spot, although in less convincing fashion than that to which his team-mates have become accustomed. Brown was denied an injury-time winner when McCarthy hacked his header from Bridcutt’s cross off the line with Howard beaten as the visitors managed to hang on. Press Associationlast_img read more

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Football News Bengaluru FC lose 3-0 to Barcelona B, end 2018 tour of Spain

By on September 19, 2020

first_imgNew Delhi: Bengaluru FC wrapped up their 2018 tour of Spain with a 3-0 defeat in the hands of FC Barcelona B at the Mini Estadi in Barcelona, Spain on August 15, 2018. The Blues were cautious in their approach in the early minutes of the first half as the Spanish outfit attacked in their usual possession-based style. The Indian club showed great resilience as they were compact in shape and defended extremely well.ALSO READ: Remove all-rounder tag from Hardik Pandya, says Harbhajan SinghBengaluru FC worked hard off the ball ad threw Barcelona B on the back foot with successive chances around the 20-minute mark.Skipper Sunil Chhetri was at his usual best as he created a goal-scoring chance for Miku, but was denied by a reflex save from Ezkeita. A few minutes later, the Indian skipper fired a left volley just wide of the post.FC Barcelona B upped their game in the second half as they went 2-0 up in just seven minutes around the hour mark.ALSO READ: Facebook to air LaLiga matches for free in Indian subcontinentMonchu opened the scoring for Barca B with a screamer from distance in the 55th minute followed by a cool Carles Perez finish from a narrow-angle in the 62nd minute.Perez doubled his tally in the 73rd minute as the hosts completely took advantage off a fatigued Bengaluru FC backline.Few half chances fell for Bengaluru following a bunch of changes in the final quarter, but Barcelona B managed to bag the victory with a 3-0 scoreline.A total of 23 players were utilised by coach Carles Cuadrat as the Blues played four friendly games in their 2018 tour of Spain.Bengaluru FC return to India on August 16 and is set to host Altyn Asyr FK in the first leg of the AFC Cup Inter-Zone semi-final at the Sree Kanteerava Stadium on August 22. For all the Latest Sports News News, Football News News, Download News Nation Android and iOS Mobile Apps.last_img read more

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MBB : Syracuse to play in 2013 Maui Invitational

By on September 17, 2020

first_imgSyracuse will compete in the EA Sports Maui Invitational in 2013. The Orange is among the eight-team field announced in a tournament press release Monday.SU won its only two previous appearances in the highly competitive early-season tournament in 1990 and 1998.The 2013 field also includes Arkansas, Baylor, California, Gonzaga, Dayton, Minnesota and host Division-II Chaminade. The eight teams announced Monday are a part of the Championship Round of the tournament. Four more teams will play in the opening and regional games as part of the tournament, too. Those schools will be announced at a later date, according to the tournament release.The games will be played at the Lahaina Civic Center in Maui, Hawaii. The tournament is often held in late November.The 2013 tournament will be the 30th in the event’s history. In addition to Syracuse, Dayton and Gonzaga both won the Maui Invitational in 2003 and 2009, respectively.AdvertisementThis is placeholder textrjgery@syr.edu Facebook Twitter Google+ Commentscenter_img Published on March 5, 2012 at 12:00 pm Contact Ryne: rjgery@syr.edulast_img read more

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Foyt doing his part to bring fans back to Indianapolis 500

By on September 8, 2020

first_img First Published: 20th August, 2020 08:28 IST Written By A.J. Foyt climbs into his golf cart and speeds from his motorhome to the same garage stall he has called home every May for decades.Only now, it is August and Indianapolis Motor Speedway looks virtually unrecognizable to one of the sport’s greatest drivers.The number of yellow-shirted safety patrol team members who normally clear paths for Foyt’s short trip has been trimmed to a handful. The throngs of fans clogging the entrance to Gasoline Alley for an autograph, a photo or a mere glance of Indy’s first four-time winner are missing. The seemingly indestructible 85-year-old tough guy is reluctantly wearing a mask.Sure, it’s the Indianapolis 500 but someone who reveres this race as much as Foyt knows it’s not the same amid the pandemic.“Well, I miss all my fans,” Foyt told The Associated Press. “It’s kind of lonely out here by yourself. I never thought I’d see something like this but the whole world has changed so much you don’t know what you’re going to see or what to believe any more. It’s spooky in a way.”Foyt doesn’t often speak in wistful tones.The missing fans and easy traffic around the historic 2.5-mile oval have Foyt and racing fans longing for the good old days, when people packed the track.Then again, Foyt didn’t become a fan favorite by being soft. He did it with an feisty driving style, an insatiable desire to win and a Houdini-like ability to escape death.The list sounds like an implausible Hollywood script cast, starting with the January 1950 boating accident Foyt survived by clinging to a buoy for nearly eight hours. a friend on the boat drowned.On the track, the scares mounted through the years.— In January 1965, Foyt’s brakes failed, sending him over an embankment in Riverside, California. After he was pronounced dead, Parnelli Jones, the 1963 Indy winner, pulled Foyt out of his crashed car, cleared the dirt out of his mouth and saved his life.— In June 1966, fearful his burning car would explode in Milwaukee, Foyt climbed out by putting his golf glove-covered hands directly into the fire. He suffered second- and third-degree burns on his hands, feet and face.— In 1969 at Du Quoin, Illinois, Foyt was attacked by a lion on the infield. Bruised and scratched, Foyt simply changed driver’s suits and raced later that day.— In May 1972, also at Du Quoin, Foyt’s car caught fire during a pit stop and when Foyt jumped out, the car ran over him.— In September 1990, a broken brake pedal at Road America’s first turn sent him careering over a gravel catch pit, down a hill and into a dirt embankment where he barely avoided hitting a large rock. It took rescue workers 30 minutes to free Foyt, and he needed surgery to save his left leg.The harrowing ordeals continued into retirement.Foyt survived two different rounds with Africanized killer bees at his Texas ranch , three heart surgeries, three staph infections and another near-drowning when his bulldozer overturned near a pond. His right knee has been replaced twice and the left knee once. He’s had back surgery twice and a hip replacement.The most serious issue came in November 2014 when Foyt developed complications from triple bypass surgery. At one point, the outlook was so bleak, Foyt’s longtime wife, Lucy, told the doctors she would respect her husband’s wishes to not use extraordinary measures to keep him alive.When he woke up, Foyt insisted he was in his adopted hometown of Indianapolis.It was enough to entice a local Indianapolis reporter to print sweatshirts two years ago that read: Foyt 83, Grim Reaper 0.“You don’t know what’s going to kill you,” Foyt said. “When the man upstairs calls you, you’re gone. It doesn’t matter how rich you are or how famous you are, you’re gone. That’s how I’ve always lived my life.”Foyt has hesitantly taken some precautions. He’s encased all of the tractors on his ranch with cages to keep out the bees and he’s skipping the Kentucky Derby to avoid the large gathering. And though he’s no fan of masks, he’s here for Sunday’s race, doing his part to help the 500 and his beloved speedway return to its old ways as soon as possible.“I hate to miss it, don’t get me wrong,” he said of the Derby. “But everything’s changing so much every day in this world, you don’t know what it’s going to be like. If you’re going to live in this world, you’ve got to change with it. You might not like it, but you’ve got to change with it.”Image credits: AP FOLLOW US Last Updated: 20th August, 2020 08:28 IST Foyt Doing His Part To Bring Fans Back To Indianapolis 500 A.J. Foyt climbs into his golf cart and speeds from his motorhome to the same garage stall he has called home every May for decades WATCH US LIVEcenter_img COMMENT SUBSCRIBE TO US LIVE TV Associated Press Television News last_img read more

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LeBron James, Lakers steamroll Kemba Walker and the Hornets

By on August 17, 2020

first_img Trail Blazers, Grizzlies advance to NBA play-in game; Suns, Spurs see playoff dreams dashed Lakers, Clippers schedules set for first round of NBA playoffs AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MOREUCLA alum Kenny Clark signs four-year contract extension with Packers“After the game, I said we picked a hell of a time to have a good rhythm,” James said with a pained grin. “But at the end of the day we’re having fun, we’re playing the way we wanted to play all year.”There still might have been a good reason to play well: This summer, Hornets star Kemba Walker could be in the pool of free agents the Lakers will try to lure to Los Angeles to play alongside James. The three-time All-Star (25.2 ppg, 5.9 apg) has long been rumored to favor signing an extension with Charlotte, but if the franchise misses the playoffs for a third straight time, it might be grounds to start looking for an exit.The loss placed the Hornets two games out of eighth place in the East with just seven games left.Said James: “We would love to see a couple of those guys on the same vacation trips as us.”If it was an exhibition for a future residence, it wasn’t Walker’s best. Identified by the Lakers as the “head of the snake,” Walker had 24 points and six assists, but he was just 1 for 7 from 3-point range (which also happens to be the Lakers’ area of greatest need). But perhaps just as relevant was his supporting cast wasn’t great, either: the Hornets shot just 39 percent from deep. Then again, Walker’s teams never do well against James: He’s 28-0 against the 28-year-old Hornets guard all-time, a stat that James didn’t even know before a reporter read it back to him.Related Articles Newsroom GuidelinesNews TipsContact UsReport an Error How athletes protesting the national anthem has evolved over 17 years Luke Walton offers his post-game thoughts after tonight’s victory over Charlotte. pic.twitter.com/Vj4qwnfBof— Spectrum SportsNet (@SpectrumSN) March 30, 2019 PreviousTennis great Billie Jean King watches during the first half of an NBA basketball game between the Los Angeles Lakers and the Charlotte Hornets on Friday, March 29, 2019, in Los Angeles. (AP Photo/Mark J. Terrill)Lakers guard Rajon Rondo lays the ball in the basket as Hornets forward Marvin Williams looks on during the first half of Friday’s game at Staples Center. (AP Photo/Mark J. Terrill)Charlotte Hornets center Bismack Biyombo, right, shoots as Los Angeles Lakers center JaVale McGee defends during the first half of an NBA basketball game Friday, March 29, 2019, in Los Angeles. (AP Photo/Mark J. Terrill) SoundThe gallery will resume insecondsLos Angeles Lakers forward Kyle Kuzma, center, goes up for a dunk as Charlotte Hornets guard Dwayne Bacon, left, and forward Miles Bridges watch during the first half of an NBA basketball game Friday, March 29, 2019, in Los Angeles. (AP Photo/Mark J. Terrill)Charlotte Hornets guard Dwayne Bacon, center, shoots as Los Angeles Lakers guard Kentavious Caldwell-Pope, left, and Hornets forward Miles Bridges watch during the first half of an NBA basketball game Friday, March 29, 2019, in Los Angeles. (AP Photo/Mark J. Terrill)Los Angeles Lakers forward LeBron James, center, goes up for a dunk as Charlotte Hornets guard Kemba Walker, left, and center Bismack Biyombo defend during the first half of an NBA basketball game Friday, March 29, 2019, in Los Angeles. (AP Photo/Mark J. Terrill)Los Angeles Lakers guard Rajon Rondo, right, reaches in on Charlotte Hornets forward Miles Bridges during the first half of an NBA basketball game Friday, March 29, 2019, in Los Angeles. (AP Photo/Mark J. Terrill)Los Angeles Lakers forward LeBron James smiles as he returns to the bench after being replaced during the first half of the team’s NBA basketball game against the Charlotte Hornets on Friday, March 29, 2019, in Los Angeles. (AP Photo/Mark J. Terrill)Lakers forward LeBron James yells after dunking as Hornets guard Devonte’ Graham watches during the first half of Friday’s game at Staples Center. (AP Photo/Mark J. Terrill)Charlotte Hornets guard Jeremy Lamb, right, shoots as Los Angeles Lakers forward Johnathan Williams defends during the second half of an NBA basketball game Friday, March 29, 2019, in Los Angeles. The Lakers won 129-115. (AP Photo/Mark J. Terrill)Los Angeles Lakers forward LeBron James, left, shoots as Charlotte Hornets guard Devonte’ Graham defends during the second half of an NBA basketball game Friday, March 29, 2019, in Los Angeles. The Lakers won 129-115. (AP Photo/Mark J. Terrill)Los Angeles Lakers forward Johnathan Williams, left, shoots as Charlotte Hornets guard Jeremy Lamb defends during the second half of an NBA basketball game Friday, March 29, 2019, in Los Angeles. The Lakers won 129-115. (AP Photo/Mark J. Terrill)Los Angeles Lakers forward Kyle Kuzma, center, reaches for a rebound along with forwards Michael Kidd-Gilchrist, right, and Frank Kaminsky during the second half of an NBA basketball game Friday, March 29, 2019, in Los Angeles. The Lakers won 129-115. (AP Photo/Mark J. Terrill)Los Angeles Lakers forward Johnathan Williams, dunks as Charlotte Hornets guard Kemba Walker watches during the second half of an NBA basketball game Friday, March 29, 2019, in Los Angeles. The Lakers won 129-115. (AP Photo/Mark J. Terrill)Los Angeles Lakers guard Kentavious Caldwell-Pope, left, shoots as Charlotte Hornets guard Kemba Walker defends during the second half of an NBA basketball game Friday, March 29, 2019, in Los Angeles. The Lakers won 129-115. (AP Photo/Mark J. Terrill)Los Angeles Lakers forward LeBron James laughs as he waits to check in to the team’s NBA basketball game against the Charlotte Hornets during the second half Friday, March 29, 2019, in Los Angeles. The Lakers won 129-115. (AP Photo/Mark J. Terrill)Tennis great Billie Jean King watches during the first half of an NBA basketball game between the Los Angeles Lakers and the Charlotte Hornets on Friday, March 29, 2019, in Los Angeles. (AP Photo/Mark J. Terrill)Lakers guard Rajon Rondo lays the ball in the basket as Hornets forward Marvin Williams looks on during the first half of Friday’s game at Staples Center. (AP Photo/Mark J. Terrill)NextShow Caption1 of 16Lakers guard Rajon Rondo lays the ball in the basket as Hornets forward Marvin Williams looks on during the first half of Friday’s game at Staples Center. (AP Photo/Mark J. Terrill)ExpandLOS ANGELES — Even for a team eliminated from the playoffs, some wins matter: In hurting the odds for the Charlotte Hornets, the Lakers might have helped themselves.It was a desperate Charlotte squad that came into Staples Center on Friday night, the Hornets winners of four straight to help revive their dreams of getting to the postseason in the much weaker Eastern Conference. But something else seized the Lakers (34-42) – be it free-agency résumé-building or maybe just weariness of losing – who were blistering for the final three quarters of a 129-115 win over the Hornets (35-40).It was the third straight home victory for the suddenly resurgent Lakers, who are playing the way they would have liked to play when there were actual stakes.For once, the team that can’t shoot 3-pointers had no problem from deep, making 18 of them. LeBron James (27 points) knocked down four of them himself in a tight 32-minute appearance. It was the most points the Lakers had scored since their Feb. 7 win in Boston. Summer ambitions might be more in mind for Kentavious Caldwell-Pope, who was 6 for 10 from long range. The 26-year old finished with 25 points. It was a similarly big night for Lance Stephenson, another free-agent-to-be who had 14 points and 13 rebounds for his first double-double of the season and one of his better games as a Laker. Kyle Kuzma added 20 points.“Every team that plays us, they just get up to play us,” Kuzma said. “It feels like random guys have their best night against us, so just returning the favor.”After the Lakers ceded a nine-point deficit to start, the ball began to fly around on offense, with the Lakers finishing with 34 assists. James did a lot of his work as a passer with nine assists, but Rajon Rondo outdid him, notching a season-high 17 assists (and five steals) as the Lakers rolled up the points.There was time for fun, too: After nearly crashing into a courtside seat while trying to save an out-of-bounds ball, Rondo grabbed a piece of popcorn from a surprised fan.Getcha popcorn ready for the #LakeShow 🍿 pic.twitter.com/4WWfNIzWws— Los Angeles Lakers (@Lakers) March 30, 2019Facing their last road trip out of Staples Center this season, the Lakers have a chance to see if their resurgence can translate to an unfriendly arena with games in New Orleans and Oklahoma City on Sunday and Tuesday. The Lakers have lost five in a row on the road.“It’s good to see the guys having that type of fun and joy out there,” Coach Luke Walton said. “We talk about every day in practice that kind of being one of the main things we want to do. And even through a tough season, we continue to preach, ‘Look, we’re playing basketball. This is meant to be fun.’ ”For the first time in a while for the Lakers, it’s looking like it..@KingJames on the #Lakers 34 assist night, playing spoiler against teams in the playoff hunt and more. pic.twitter.com/OvcZzPpiMU— Spectrum SportsNet (@SpectrumSN) March 30, 2019 Trail Blazers beat Grizzlies in play-in, earn first-round series with the Lakers Lakers practice early hoping to answer all questions last_img read more

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INTO THE MYSTIC, TIZ A KISS, PRIZE EXHIBIT & DO THE DANCE ALL PROMINENT IN WIDE OPEN GRADE III MEGAHERTZ STAKES AT ONE MILE ON TURF MONDAY AT SANTA ANITA

By on August 2, 2020

first_imgDo The Dance–Tyler Baze–120Prize Exhibit–Mike Smith–118Poster Girl–A.O. Solis–118Jeremy’s Legacy–Mario Gutierrez–118Kenriya–Julien Auge–118Tiz A Kiss–Kent Desormeaux–118Into The Mystic–Flavien Prat–118 PRIZE EXHIBIT: A back to back graded stakes winner at age three, 5-year-old Prize Exhibit has been keeping good company but is winless in her last 10 starts. Squeezed at the break in the Grade I Matriarch, she ran well to be beaten five lengths by Miss Temple City while finishing eighth. A three-time graded winner, English-bred Prize Exhibit is trained by Jim Cassidy and has three wins from 12 tries at a mile on turf. Owned by D P Racing, she is 30-6-3-2 overall and is the leading money earner in the field with $577,045. ARCADIA, Calif. (Jan. 13, 2017)–Irish-bred Into The Mystic, an impressive one mile turf winner in her U.S. debut for trainer Richard Mandella three starts back, will seek her first graded stakes victory as she, along with Tiz a Kiss, Prize Exhibit and Do The Dance, all figure prominently in Monday’s Grade III Megahertz Stakes, to be contested at one mile over the Santa Anita turf. DO THE DANCE: A restricted stakes winner at 1 1/16 miles on turf at Del Mar Nov. 11, this 4-year-old daughter of Discreet Cat seeks her third win in a row in what will be her third graded stakes assignment. A gate to wire winner on Nov. 11, Do the Dance rallied from off the pace to take a one mile turf allowance here on Oct. 21. With regular rider Tyler Baze back aboard, the Gary Sherlock trainee can go to the front or stalk, depending upon the way the race sets up. Owned by Tom Mansor, Purple Shamrock Racing or Sherlock, she is 12-3-1-1 at a mile on turf and has four wins from 19 overall starts. TIZ A KISS: Although she had laid close to the pace in four previous starts, the Richard Baltas-trained Tiz a Kiss lagged far back early and ended up seventh, beaten four lengths by highly regarded Miss Temple City in the Grade I Matriarch Stakes going one mile on turf at Del Mar Dec. 4. A sharp second two starts back here in the Grade II Goldikova Stakes at a mile on turf Nov. 6, this hard knocking 7-year-old California-bred mare by Cee’s Tizzy rates a big look with Kent Desormeaux back aboard. Owned by Cicero Farms, LLC, she is 23-4-7-1 overall and seeks her first graded stakes win.center_img THE GRADE III MEGAHERTZ STAKES WITH JOCKEYS & WEIGHTS IN POST POSITION ORDERRace 7 of 10                                                                                        Approximate post time 3 p.m. PST There is a special early first post time on Monday, Martin Luther King, Jr. Day at Santa Anita of 12 noon. Admission gates will open at 10 a.m. For scratches, surface condition updates, late changes and complete morning line information, please visit santaanita.com. INTO THE MYSTIC: Originally entered to run a mile and one half on turf Sunday, this 5-year-old mare has a win and a second at a flat mile on turf and appears to be primed for a top effort in her fourth stateside start. Most recently fourth, beaten 2 ¼ lengths, in the Grade III Red Carpet Handicap at Del Mar Nov. 24, she’ll be cutting back in distance from 1 3/8 miles on grass and will be ridden for the fourth consecutive time by Flavien Prat. Owned by Rick Porter’s Fox Hill Farms, Inc., the daughter of Galileo has four wins from 10 overall starts–all of them on turf. Devoid of early foot, she would be flattered by a fast early pace on Monday.last_img read more

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