18 Nov
2019

Antetokounmpo Leads Bucks Past Timberwolves 134-106

first_imgMINNEAPOLIS (AP) — The start to the game was unusual. Giannis Antetokounmpo’s final stat line was not.After waiting out a long delay, Antetokounmpo had 34 points and 15 rebounds as the Milwaukee Bucks beat the Minnesota Timberwolves 134-106 on Monday night.Antetokounmpo, the reigning NBA MVP, has posted a double-double in all seven games this season.“Once you go out there, you have a mindset that you’re going to play a game, you’re going to go hard,” Antetokounmpo said. “Once you cannot go hard, you’ve got to almost switch mindsets.”The game was delayed 50 minutes so one of the baskets could be fixed before tipoff. During pregame warmups, the rim the Bucks were shooting on was discovered to be crooked.“I was making shots,” Antetokounmpo joked. “So I was happy. Once they said the rim is crooked, I was like, ‘Oh yeah, that’s why I was making a lot of shots.’ Yeah, it was disturbing, because everybody was ready to go. We had to wait, like, probably, what was it, an hour?”Milwaukee Bucks’ Giannis Antetokounmpo (34), of Greece, drives as Minnesota Timberwolves’ Gorgui Dieng, right, of Senegal, watches in the first half of an NBA basketball game Monday, Nov 4, 2019, in Minneapolis. (AP Photo/Jim Mone)If the Bucks were thrown off by the delay, it didn’t show. Milwaukee shot 53.8 percent from the field.Khris Middleton added 26 points to match his season high, and Eric Bledsoe set a season best with 22. Bledsoe also had nine rebounds and six assists.“There’s just no excuses,” Middleton said. “We just had to stay professional and be as ready as we could.”Andrew Wiggins led the Timberwolves with 25 points. Minnesota played without center Karl-Anthony Towns, who served the second game of his two-game suspension for his part in an altercation with Philadelphia big man Joel Embiid last week. Robert Covington added 15 points.The Bucks outscored the Towns-less Timberwolves 62-38 in the paint.“They’re a good team,” Minnesota coach Ryan Saunders said. “You know, the credit goes to them. They overwhelmed us a little bit in the third quarter.”Milwaukee broke open the game with a 38-point third that included a 22-6 run.Antetokounmpo scored 11 points and grabbed five rebounds in the period.“We didn’t make shots. We got stagnant,” Covington said. “We didn’t come out with the urgency that we know we needed to. Just too much playing catch-up.”The Bucks were up seven at halftime thanks in part to coach Mike Budenholzer winning a coach’s challenge with 0.2 seconds left in the second quarter. That overturned an offensive foul on Antetokounmpo and resulted in a layup for him.Donte DiVincenzo scored a season-best 17 off the bench for Milwaukee.“A little bit of a strange night between the beginning and different things during the game,” Budenholzer said. “I thought the guys had a great focus. I thought the third quarter was really good.”TIP-INSBucks guards Wesley Matthews and Pat Connaughton returned to action. Connaughton (right shoulder strain) sat out Saturday’s win over Toronto, while Matthews injured his ankle Saturday and played only nine minutes.Timberwolves center Gorgui Dieng made his second consecutive start in place of the suspended Towns. Backup point guard Shabazz Napier left in the fourth quarter with a strained right hamstring. He is day-to-day.KILLING TIMEThe Bucks spent the delay in the locker room, telling stories about odd events they’d experienced in their careers or watched on TV.“The first thing that came to mind for me was back when prime Shaq was breaking backboards every other game,” Bucks center Brook Lopez said.UP NEXTBucks: At the Los Angeles Clippers on Wednesday, the second stop on a four-game road trip. Milwaukee is in the middle of playing nine of 11 away from home.Timberwolves: At the Memphis Grizzlies on Wednesday. The Grizzlies have won 27 of 37 meetings in the last decade.___By JOE ZIEMER Associated PressTweetPinShare0 Shareslast_img read more

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16 Nov
2019

India vs Australia Live Streaming: When, where and how to watch IND v AUS 1st ODI

first_imgIndia capped their memorable tour of Australia, where they registered their first ever Test series victory Down Under, by claiming the three-match ODI series 2-1 in January.Chief selector MSK Prasad told reporters last month that most of the players in the current India side pick themselves and it was a matter of finalising a couple of slots before the World Cup in England and Wales.The five-match series against Australia is naturally important for a handful of Indian players who want to nail down their places with solid performances against the tourists who have slipped to sixth in world rankings.What time does the 1st ODI between India vs Australia start?The 1st ODI between India and Australia starts at 01.30 PM IST on March 2, Saturday at the Rajiv Gandhi International Stadium in Hyderabad.What TV channel and live stream is the 1st ODI between India and Australia Live Streaming on?Star Sports 1 and Star Sports 1 HD in English commentary and Star Sports 3 and Star Sports 3 HD in Hindi Commentary. Hotstar, JioTV and Airtel TV will live stream India vs Australia match.Where will the 1st ODI between India and Australia be played?The 1st ODI between India and Australia will be played at the Rajiv Gandhi International Stadium in Hyderabad from 01.30 PM IST.Where can I watch India vs Australia 1st ODI live?The match will be shown in Star Sports network and can also be streamed on hotstar.com.Where can I check the online live updates of the India vs Australia 1st ODI?advertisementYou can follow our ball-by-ball-updates of the match between India vs Australia from our live blog on indiatoday.in/sports.What are the squads for the 1st ODI between India and Australia?India: Virat Kohli (captain), Shikhar Dhawan, Rohit Sharma, Ambati Rayudu, Mahendra Singh Dhoni (wk), Kedar Jadhav, Vijay Shankar, Jasprit Bumrah, Mohammed Shami, Kuldeep Yadav, Yuzvendra Chahal, Rishabh Pant, Siddarth Kaul, KL Rahul, Ravindra Jadeja.Australia: Aaron Finch (captain), D’Arcy Short, Shaun Marsh, Marcus Stoinis, Usman Khawaja, Alex Carey, Peter Handscomb, Ashton Turner, Adam Zampa, Jason Behrendorff, Jhye Richardson, Pat Cummins, Andrew Tye, Nathan Coulter-NileAlso Watch:last_img read more

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14 Nov
2019

Guardiola delighted with clinical Man City as title nears

first_imgGuardiola Clinical Man City delight Guardiola as Premier League title decider nears Russell Greaves 03:37 4/1/18 FacebookTwitterRedditcopy Comments(0) Pep Guardiola Manchester City Getty Guardiola Manchester City Premier League Everton v Manchester City Everton A win over Everton on saw the league leaders move ever closer to becoming champions, and they could wrap it against Manchester United next week Pep Guardiola revelled in Manchester City’s dominant 3-1 win over Everton as his side closed to within one victory of the Premier League title.First-half goals from Leroy Sane, Gabriel Jesus and Raheem Sterling wrapped up the victory, ensuring Yannick Bolasie’s strike after the break was merely a consolation.City – beaten 4-0 in this fixture last season – can now claim the title by beating bitter rivals Manchester United next weekend, with a Champions League quarter-final first leg against Liverpool to negotiate before that. Article continues below Editors’ Picks Lyon treble & England heartbreak: The full story behind Lucy Bronze’s dramatic 2019 Liverpool v Man City is now the league’s biggest rivalry and the bitterness is growing Megan Rapinoe: Born & brilliant in the U.S.A. A Liverpool legend in the making: Behind Virgil van Dijk’s remarkable rise to world’s best player A delighted Guardiola, who sealed his 50th Premier League victory , told BT Sport : “We knew we must win all games. We did our job in the first half – it was so, so good.”We controlled the game and it was a huge victory. It was the first time as a manager I was able to beat Everton.”It was a long time we weren’t together [during the international break] so you always think ‘what could happen’, but it was good.”We were clinical especially in the first half. Everybody committed to win the game. Now it is one more game and we will be champions.”[For] the fans it is significant. It is special. It is important we win – no matter where. Of course the most important thing is these two games.”Happy 50th @premierleague win, boss!   #mancity pic.twitter.com/GVdND5q2Dm — Manchester City (@ManCity) March 31, 2018 With the Carabao Cup in the trophy cabinet and the top-flight crown imminent, conquering Europe is the key to City’s treble dreams and Guardiola knows his side face a tough challenge against Liverpool, the only team to beat them in the league this season.”We have to go to Anfield with good feelings,” he added. “Now we have a few days to prepare for this game.”last_img read more

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5 Sep
2019

Bombay Stock Exchange halts trading due to network outage

first_imgBombay Stock Exchange halts trading due to network outage1.4K views00:00 / 00:00- 00:00:0000:00Bombay Stock Exchange halts trading due to network outage1.4K viewsBusinessMumbai, July 3 (ANI): Bombay Stock Exchange (BSE) halted trading on Thursday morning across all of its markets, including shares, currencies and indexes due to a network outage. Reportedly, all orders placed before the network outage would be cancelled. The exchange operator network service vendor HCL Technologies Ltd was working to resolve the issue. Stock Market Expert, Sunil Shah, said that the authorities are addressing the problem and have assured that trading will start soon.Ventuno Web Player 4.50Mumbai, July 3 (ANI): Bombay Stock Exchange (BSE) halted trading on Thursday morning across all of its markets, including shares, currencies and indexes due to a network outage. Reportedly, all orders placed before the network outage would be cancelled. The exchange operator network service vendor HCL Technologies Ltd was working to resolve the issue. Stock Market Expert, Sunil Shah, said that the authorities are addressing the problem and have assured that trading will start soon.last_img read more

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3 Sep
2019

Indonesia wins UN council seat along with Germany Belgium

first_imgGerman foreign minister Heiko Maas votes during a General Assembly meeting to elect the five non-permanent members of the Security Council June 8 at the United Nations in New York. Photo : AFPIndonesia has defeated the Maldives in the only contested election for a seat on the Security Council starting 1 January and will join the UNs most powerful body along with Germany, Belgium, South Africa and the Dominican Republic.General Assembly president Miroslav Lajcak announced the results of the secret ballot vote Friday.The four countries running without opposition in the 193-member General Assembly all received over 180 votes. Indonesia defeated the Maldives by a vote of 144-46.The Security Council has five permanent members and 10 members elected by the assembly for two-year terms. Five countries are elected every year.Winning a seat on the Security Council is a pinnacle of achievement for many countries because it gives them a strong voice in matters dealing with international peace and security.last_img read more

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