Cauley-Stein’s putback dunk lifts Kings past Pacers

first_imgIndiana continues to play without leading scorer Victor Oladipo, who missed his seventh straight game while recovering from a sore right knee.McDermott, Myles Turner and Thaddeus Young scored 14 apiece for Indiana.The Pacers trailed early in the fourth quarter then went ahead after Domantas Sabonis and Doug McDermott combined for 12 consecutive points capped by McDermott’s driving layup.Sacramento took over after that and outscored Indiana 8-3 while holding the Pacers to 1 of 9 shooting down the stretch“There were some stretches where some things didn’t go well for us, made some mistakes, but we kept coming and we were relentless,” Kings coach Dave Joerger said. “We got some stops at the end, which was critical.”TIP-INSPacers: Former Kings first-round draft pick Tyreke Evans had 12 points and four assists while starting in place of Oladipo. … Indiana hadn’t lost to Sacramento since Jan. 23, 2016. . The Pacers had a season-high 24 turnovers, six in the fourth quarter.Kings: Rookie Marvin Bagley III missed his first game of the season because of back spasms. The second overall pick is averaging 13 points and 6.8 rebounds while coming off the bench in Sacramento’s first 21 games. … Hield and Iman Shumpert were both called for technical fouls. … Kosta Koufas had seven rebounds in 15 minutes in his return after missing eight games with a calf strain.IT’S NOT SMITH VS. SMITHBogdan Bogdanovic is from Belgrade, Serbia, and Bojan Bogdanovic is from Mostar, Croatia. and the two are not related. 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(AP Photo/Rich Pedroncelli)SACRAMENTO, Calif. — The Sacramento Kings have already established themselves as a fairly solid offensive team this season with their quick-paced scoring attack.Every now and then, they show signs of being pretty good on defense, too.ADVERTISEMENT Castro back for Gilas Pilipinas in crucial duel vs Iran Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew LATEST STORIES Willie Cauley-Stein scored on a putback dunk with 16.1 seconds left, Sacramento held Indiana to one bucket over the final 3 minutes and the Kings held on to beat the Pacers 111-110 on Saturday night.“At the end of the game we were able get the stops that we needed, Willie made a big play and we got another stop,” Kings guard De’Aaron Fox said. “That’s all it comes down to. When we’re able to buckle down and get stops when we need them, we put ourselves in pretty good shape.”FEATURED STORIESSPORTSGinebra beats Meralco again to capture PBA Governors’ Cup titleSPORTSJapeth Aguilar wins 1st PBA Finals MVP award for GinebraSPORTSGolden State Warriors sign Lee to multiyear contract, bring back ChrissBogdan Bogdanovic had 20 points and Cauley-Stein finished with 17 points and 13 rebounds to help the Kings end a four-game losing streak to the Pacers. Buddy Hield added 18 points, five rebounds and four assists.Both teams exchanged leads throughout the game until Sacramento closed the fourth quarter on an 8-3 run capped by Cauley-Stein’s dunk. Ginebra beats Meralco again to capture PBA Governors’ Cup title Both wound up having big games.“He won in points, I won the game,” Bogdan Bogdanovic joked afterward. “Both of the Bogdanovic’s are great players. We are just different. He is a better scorer, I am more about getting my players (going) and getting better plays.”UP NEXTPacers: Return to Indiana to host Dallas on Tuesday.Kings: Begin a four-game road trip at Phoenix on Tuesday.Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Nextcenter_img Japeth Aguilar embraces role, gets rewarded with Finals MVP plum Gretchen Barretto’s daughter Dominique graduates magna cum laude from California college Darren Collison made a tiebreaking 3-pointer with 1:12 remaining to put Indiana up 110-107. Fox followed with a steal and layup to pull Sacramento within one. After a turnover, Fox missed a short jumper that Cauley-Stein caught and jammed back in for the game-winner.“I just trusted the play,” Cauley-Stein said. “Shaking through gave me that position on the back side to where I was able to make a play on a missed shot. I thought it was going in, to be real. It was one of those things where I need this, we need this.”Indiana had multiple chances to win but Bojan Bogdanovic and Collison both missed jumpers in the final 15 seconds.“We turned the ball over way too much,” Collison said. “We didn’t necessarily keep things simple. We have to be precise in everything you do. You have to be strong with the ball and it’s something we didn’t do, including myself.”Bojan Bogdanovic had a season-high 27 points for the Pacers. Collison added 11 points and 12 assists.ADVERTISEMENT MOST READ ‘Mia’: Rom-com with a cause a career-boosting showcase for Coleen Garcia After winning title, time for LA Tenorio to give back to Batangas folk No.13 lucky for Orlando Bloom Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. View commentslast_img read more

ECOWAS Commission Praises Pres. Sirleaf for Visit to Headquarters

first_imgDr. Babatunde O. Ajisomo, the Special Representative of the President of the ECOWAS Commission in Liberia, has praised President Ellen Johnson Sirleaf for being the first head of authority of ECOWAS to visit the Commission’s headquarters in Abuja, Nigeria.In the regional body’s more than 40-year history, President Sirleaf is the first sitting Head of Authority to pay a visit to the Commission in order to know and see the work being done there, according to Dr. Ajisomo.“We were very glad to receive Her Excellency. Past Heads of Authority have just worked from their countries’ capitals and have just attended meetings but never did they come to visit with the Commission in Abuja,” he said on Wednesday.Madam Dr. Fatimata Dia Sow, ECOWAS Commissioner, Social Affairs and Gender, presented a symbolic check of US$70,000 to the Liberian Government, through the Ministry of Gender, for additional support to Ebola orphans and others in Liberia.Earlier, the ECOWAS Commissioner for Social Affairs and Gender, recognized the leadership role played by Madam Sirleaf in the fight against the deadly Ebola virus disease. Dr. Sow, who was joined by Dr. Ajisomo to present the check to Gender and Social Welfare Minister Julia Duncan Cassell, added: “As the challenge abated, we continued to monitor the doggedness of the President to get rid of Ebola and also address the challenges coming from it. As a mother, the passion Mama put into the struggle is well acknowledged not only in the ECOWAS region, but the world at large.”She used to occasion to call for a moment’s silence for the nearly 5,000 persons who lost their lives in Liberia, adding: “We lost people to Ebola. The pain of the loss is still fresh in our minds.”In spite of a two year absence, Dr. Sow stated that the challenge created by Ebola remains one of the nightmares for the ECOWAS Commission; and although they continue to discuss how best to assist the victims, she indicated that they are still discussing with their partners on preparedness to deal with such challenges should they occur again in the region. Gender Minister Duncan Cassell praised ECOWAS for standing with Liberia during the fight against the deadly disease. She assured the organization that the 9,000 Ebola orphans will be reached and informed about the ECOWAS gesture. Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)last_img read more

This stat shows how England struggled to create from open play

first_imgGareth Southgate mastered the art of playing to England’s strengths at the World Cup.No team had more shots on target from set-plays and their efficiency from the dead ball took them all the way to the semi-finals. 1 But, to some extent, this hid the Three Lions’ attacking deficiencies from open play.The stats make for grim reading: England had an average of 0.9 shots on target from open play per 90 minutes. Only Iran had fewer.Here’s a game-by-game breakdown: Croatia: 0; Sweden: 1; Colombia 0; Beglium 1; Panama 2; Tunisia 2.In ten hours of game time at the World Cup, Southgate’s men had six shots on target from open play (one of which deflected off Harry Kane’s heel).Saudi Arabia managed the same amount in 180 minutes of football.England are the second-top scorers at the tournament and Harry Kane looks likely to go home with the Golden Boot.But take set-pieces out of the equation and it is clear this young, promising side still lacks that extra bit of creativity in the final third.center_img England’s midfield did not create much from open play last_img read more

Kiwanuka at the double as Proline move four points clear

first_img Tags: fufa big leagueKira Unitedproline fc Proline are now four points clear at the top of the Rwenzori Group (Photos by Proline Media)FUFA Big League 2018/19Proline FC 5-0 Kira UnitedStarTimes Stadium, LugogoThursday, 21-03-2019LUGOGO – Proline moved four points clear at the top of the 2018/19 FUFA Big League-Rwenzori Group thanks to a 5-0 thrashing of Kira United on Thursday.In the game played at Lugogo, Hakim Kiwanuka helped himself to a brace, his first of the season.Captain Noordin Bunjo, Bright Anukani and Ivan Bogere also scored once each to complete the riot.Proline dominated the early exchanges and it was Kiwanuka who scored first, converting from close range to hand the home side the lead inside 9 minutes.Four minutes later, Kiwanuka calmly struck a penalty to increase Proline’s advantage.On 29 minutes, Bunjo scored a third which ensured Shafick Bisaso’s side go into halftime with a healthy three goal caution.Proline looked to have eased their approach at the start of the second half while Kira tried to hold on and not concede more.With 14 minutes to play, Anukani drilled home a fourth off a Kiwanuka assist to put Proline 4-0 up.Inside the last 10 minutes, Bogere joined in on the party, scoring off another Kiwanuka assist to compound Kira’s misery.Bunjo celebrates scoring the third goal against KiraThe visitors’ chance to pull at least a goal back fell on a dead end when Muhammed Ssenyonga hit the upright from 12 yards after a penalty awarded by the referee Shamira Nabadda, in the closing exchanges.The win sees Proline move onto 33 points for the season, four ahead of second placed Kansai Plascon with five games to play.For Kira United, they are 9th on the 11 team log with 12 points accumulated so far.Elsewhere in the Rwenzori Group, Ntinda defeated Bumate 2-1, Kabale Sharp were 2-0 winners at home to Kansai Plascon while Water beat Kireka United 1-0 away from home.In the Rwenzori Group, Wakiso Giants maintained their six point lead at the top of the standings following a 0-0 draw at home to second placed Kyetume.Kataka defeated Nebbi Central 2-1, Amuka Bright Stars won 1-0 against Entebbe, UPDF were 1-0 winners away to Bukedea Town Council while Dove All Stars ran out 2-1 winners against JMC Hippos.Wakiso are top of the Elgon Group with 33 points, six ahead of second placed Kyetume with 5 minutes to play.The winners of each Group are promoted to the StarTimes Uganda Premier League. The second and third in each (Group), take part in a playoff that determines the third team to attain promotion to the top tier.FUFA Big League (Match Day 15 Results):Rwenzori Group:-Proline 5-0 Kira United-Ntinda United 2-1 Bumate United-Kabale Sharp 2-0 Kansai Plascon-Kireka United 0-1 WaterElgon Group-Wakiso Giants 0-0 Kyetume FC-Kataka 2-1 Nebbi Central-Amuka Bright Stars 1-0 Entebbe-Bukedea Town Council 0-1 UPDF-JMC Hippos 1-2 Doves All StarsComments last_img read more

Raiders of the Lost Cache — Geocache of the Week

first_imgRemarkably, there’s even a geocache in the exact same spot as the sacred Ark with 700 Favorite points and superb directions to it. Just beware of rubber snakes, skulls, and spider webs covering the concealed lair.The geocache, ahem, Ark is hidden less than a mile up the White Diamond Trail from the ranger’s station. Its hidden less than 100 feet from the trail inside a large cave. Significant climbing and bouldering may be required to access the sacred ground. Although climbing gear is not required, it is recommended that you bring at least two other treasure seekers with you and possibly a rope (whip?) for support. SharePrint RelatedThe top 10 “best” geocaching songsMarch 5, 2018In “Community”Top 10 Geocaches of the Week 2017December 27, 2017In “Geocache of the Week”Unleash Your Inner Indiana — Raiders of the Lost Cache (GC2HN2H) — Geocache of the WeekAugust 14, 2013In “Community” “Snakes. Why’d it have to be snakes?”So geocachers… grab your friends, your sense of adventure, and maybe a rope or whip. Treasure awaits you.“I think it’s time to ask yourself; what do you believe in?”Continue to explore some of the most amazing geocaches around the world.Check out all of the Geocaches of the Week on the Geocaching blog. If you would like to nominate a Geocache of the Week, fill out this form.Share with your Friends:More Location:Pennsylvania, United StatesN 40° 14.642 W 076° 27.032 Raiders of the Lost Cache“Fortune and glory, kid. Fortune and glory.”Admit it. Deep down, you want to be Indiana Jones. We ALL want to be Indiana Jones. Full-time treasure hunter, part-time archeologist, and darn handy with a whip — what geocacher hasn’t gotten the Raiders of the Lost Ark theme song stuck in their head?Dut du dut DAH… Dut du DAH… Dut du dut DAH, Dut du DAH DAH DAH!Well good news, adventure seekers. Recently, declassified files, photos, and GPS information has allowed the discovery of a new location for The Ark of the Covenant. It now resides in a large cave, deep in the woods of Pennsylvania!“Trust me.“ 12345<> I think it’s time to ask yourself; what do you believe in? Treasure awaits you. Dut du dut DAH… Dut du DAH… Dut du dut DAH, Dut du DAH DAH DAH! Beware of rubber snakes, skulls, and spider webs covering the concealed lair. Geocachers… grab your friends, your sense of adventure, and maybe a rope or whip. 123<> TraditionalGC2HN2Hby mikehoffman Difficulty:1.5Terrain:4.5 Snakes. Why’d it have to be snakes?last_img read more