Family matters: Utah Jazz are happy not to be spending an entire week in Sacramento SALT LAKE CITY — Such records aren’t kept, but the number of alley-oop passes the Utah Jazz converted in Thursday night’s blowout victory over Sacramento could very well have been an all-time high for a Jazz team.From Joe Ingles’ lob pass to Rudy Gobert early in the first quarter to Georges Niang’s pass to Tony Bradley late in the fourth quarter, the Jazz were throwing alley-oops all night against the Kings, who had no clue how to stop them.The Jazz had at least eight alley-oops – passes from a smaller player (usually) to a big player, like Rudy Gobert or Derrick Favors, who jumps and throws down a dunk – as well as several layups from good passes near the rim.That was a big reason for the 39-point victory and why the Jazz shot 60 percent from the field as two-foot shots or dunks are always more likely to go down that 20- to 25-foot shots.According to coach Quin Snyder, the lobs didn’t just happen because of Sacramento’s lack of defense.“We’ve had an emphasis on high passes,” Snyder said. “We have that length at the rim with both Rudy and Fave. It has to be a good pass. I’d rather have them throw it high rather than low, at least that gives them a chance to get it. The confidence to throw those passes is a good thing.”Gobert received another three alley-oop passes from Donovan Mitchell in the first half as well as a pair of passes from Ricky Rubio for layups and another from Ingles for a dunk. On the night Gobert finished with a game-high 17 points on 7-of-8 shooting in just 17 minutes of action as he sat out the entire second half. Even backup center Ekpe Udoh was the recipient of a couple of alley-oop lobs in the second half, from Grayson Allen and Dante Exum.“It’s a great weapon that we have and we have to use it,” Gobert said of the lobs. “We’ve been putting an emphasis on it the whole training camp. We’ve got great passers and bigs who can catch lobs. It’s very hard to defend and puts pressure on teams and something that can make us a better team.”Not only were the Jazz extremely efficient around the rim with all their lobs, but they shot well from outside as well, going 14 for 30 from 3-point range as Mitchell hit 3 of 5, Alec Burks 2 of 3 and Ingles and Allen both 2 of 4.It was the best game of the preseason for the Jazz against a young Sacramento team that features eight players with two years or less of experience among its top 10 scorers in the preseason, including rookies Marvin Bagley III and Harry Giles III and first-year players Justin Jackson, De’Aaron Fox and Frank Mason III.Sacramento coach Dave Joerger made a point of that after the game in explaining the discrepancy between the two teams.“Physically we’re at a deficit — we’re smaller, shorter and not as strong,” he said. “Of their top 9 or 10 guys, one guy (Donovan Mitchell) is on his first contract and he’s pretty good. Of our top 9 or 10 guys, one guy is on his second contract. It’s just a difference in age and maturity and it’s going to take a little bit — a lot.”That doesn’t mean the Jazz should expect another 39-point blowout on Wednesday when they make a return visit to Sacramento for the season opener for both teams.“The regular season is a totally different game than tonight,” said Snyder. “We can’t expect anything to be the same. Both teams have some time before the game. Any game, no matter who you play, you’ve got to move forward — you got to be ready to play. That’s the way the NBA is.”After the Wednesday opener, the Jazz return home to play Golden State in their first game at Vivint Arena and then play Memphis at home on Monday night. Related Utah Jazz finish perfect preseason with easy win over woeful Sacramento Kings National media projects the Utah Jazz to be among the best of the best
Ora MungerSumner Newscow report — Ora Munger, 40, of Wichita has been formally charged by the Sumner County Attorney’s office for the July 10 robbery on S. Mayfield Road.In a press release issued through the Sumner County Sheriff’s office, the agency along with the Kansas Bureau of Investigations, the State Fire Marshall and the Barber County Sheriff Office has been working together on the aggravated robbery/arson investigation since the events from that Monday mid-afternoon.Munger is being held on $1 million bond for burglary, aggravated burglary, criminal threat, aggravated assault with a deadly weapon, kidnapping, attempted aggravated robbery, arson to motor vehicle, arson to dwelling, theft, and criminal possession of firearm by a felon. The investigation is still continuing.
21/07/2017 IN SPORT.ES Upd. on 22/07/2017 at 04:01 CEST Álvaro Morata has passed his medical at his new club Chelsea according to Sky Sports News. The player is expected to fly to Singapore to join the rest of the squad on their pre-season tour. Morata pasa la revisión médica con el Chelsea EFE Morata, who will cost €80 million could make his debut for the Blues on Tuesday against Bayern Munich. Last season, the Spanish striker scored 20 goals in 43 appearances for Real Madrid and won league and Champions League winners medals. He has been signed by Chelsea to replace Diego Costa, who is not in manager Antonio Conte’s plans for next season. Morata, however, has a better relationship with the Chelsea manager: “I feel indebted to him because he’s the coach that most trusted in me, most wanted me, who made me feel I could perform at the highest level” Morata told the British newspaper The Guardian in April.
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print WhatsApp Facebook Twitter Email Tipperary v WaterfordPáirc Uí Chaoimh, 5.30pm, O Elliott (Antrim)This is a mouth-watering prospect with Tipperary looking to go one step further than last year, when they fell at this hurdle without showing their best against Galway, and Waterford aiming to prolong what has already been a successful and history-making season.It could easily be characterised as a battle between the Championship’s top two scorers. Though that might be a trifle simplistic, it would not be inaccurate to say that curbing the influence of Tipp’s Cáit Devane (3-37 from five games) and Waterford’s Beth Carton (2-32 from four) would go a long way to neutralising the opposition.Tight marking will be one aspect of that. Cutting out the supply another. And just as important will be keeping the concession of frees to the minimum as both Devane and Carton are pure strikers of the sliotar.The first signs that Donal O’Rourke was working well with the Déise arrived during the League when they missed out on qualification to the Semi-Finals on score difference, losing only to Kilkenny but drawing twice.Championship progress would tell all though and that has been achieved already, with Waterford winning two games for the first time since moving up to Senior in 2016 and securing a Quarter-Final berth.If Carton is the talisman, O’Rourke has built a strong squad, with the likes of Shauna Kiernan and Áine Lyng impressive in defence and providing a strong launch pad for attacks, Minors Kaiesha Tobin and Annie Fitzgerald proving a thorn in any rearguard with their speed and elusiveness, and the experienced Niamh Rockett always good for a score.Tipp are captained by dual star Orla O’Dwyer and along with Miriam Campion and Grace O’Brien, will want to provide scoring support to Devane. The experienced Mary Ryan is an inspirational figure for the Premier County crew, and Karen Kennedy a strong defender.Meanwhile, the gifted Sarah Fryday might be expected to play some part having been back a month now after spending three weeks volunteering in Uganda.The greater experience at this level of competition probably edges the odds in favour of Bill Mullaney’s charges but given the upward trajectory of their Munster neighbours, a Waterford win would not be classed as a shock. REPRO FREE***PRESS RELEASE NO REPRODUCTION FEE*** EDITORIAL USE ONLYCamogie Association Announcement of New Liberty Insurance Sponsorship of All-Ireland Camogie Championships, Dublin 31/5/2018The Camogie Association are delighted to announce that Liberty Insurance has agreed a new sponsorship deal to extend their partnership of the All-Ireland Camogie Championships and Camogie All-Stars Awards by a further three years.Liberty Insurance first came on board as sponsors of the All-Ireland Camogie Championships in 2013, during which time the competition has experienced huge growth in popularity with both attendances and media coverage growing significantly.All knockout matches in this year’s All-Ireland Senior Championship will once more be broadcast live on RTÉ beginning with the Quarter-Finals on Saturday August 4th.The Camogie Association also confirmed today that it will be launching a marketing campaign targeting increasing attendances across the Championship and in particular the All-Ireland Finals in Croke Park on Sunday September 9th with further details of the campaign to be revealed over the coming weeks and months.Liberty Insurance added to the excitement by announcing that it will run an innovative summer campaign – ‘Camogie Made Me Ready for the Real World’ which will focus on a number of key Camogie players and how their dedication to the sport has helped them throughout every aspect of their lives.Pictured today (L-R) Orla O’Dwyer (Tipperary), Fionnuala Carr (Down), Fiona Hickey (Limerick), Louise Donoghue (Meath), Jackie Horgan (Kerry), Orlaith Duggan (Clare), Arlene Watkins (Offaly), Collette Dormer (Kilkenny), Aoife Murray (Cork), Sarah Dervan (Galway), Shelley Kehoe (Wexford), Laura Twomey (Dublin) andShauna Kiernan (Waterford)Mandatory Credit ©INPHO/Dan Sheridan Galway v DublinPáirc Uí Chaoimh, 7.15pm, L Dempsey (Kilkenny) It was reasonable to assume that they would look to build on that achievement this year, with David Herity incorporating some fresh blood to augment an already strong group.The Dublin manager has done just that but the turnover has been greater than he would have liked with the loss of at least seven players due to retirement, injury and opting out to go travelling. Key among the latter group were All-Stars full-forward Aisling Maher and All-Stars nominee Eva Marie Elliott.That made their task far more difficult but it says much for the depth of their group that they have navigated the group stages well, although they will bemoan letting a lead slip to draw with Tipperary in the last group game. That denied them runner-up spot in Group 2 and means that it is Galway who stand in their way of another Semi-Final appearance.Orla Beagan and Siobhán Kehoe have been scoring heavily, Eimear McCarthy is an inspirational midfield presence and Hannah Hegarty is continuing her form from last term alongside Laura Twomey, the captain who missed 2017 with a cruciate knee ligament injury.Sadly, Twomey’s younger sister Miriam suffered the same injury in the early minutes of that Tipp game and is ruled out.Galway never seem to do things easily. A supremely talented squad, they always leave you thinking they should achieve more. Sarah Dervan is the type of captain anyone would follow into battle, while Lorraine Ryan remains a key leader, five years after lifting the O’Duffy Cup.Niamh Kilkenny is as smooth a stickwoman as you could ever wish to see, while Ailish O’Reilly, Aoife Donohue and Niamh Hannify have all prospered this year, while the young prospect Carrie Dolan has contributed significantly from both placed balls and play. The McGrath sisters are in the mix too.Having been on their fourth manager in four seasons, the players decided that another change was required at the end of the National League. Tony O’Donovan stood down and Cathal Murray came into the fold.It started well for Murray as they won the Interprovincial Series representing Connacht and moved serenely through Group 1 until coming up against Kilkenny, with direct progression to the last four up for grabs. They failed to fire and though showing plenty of determination, never looked like getting the better of the argument.They are still favourites to get over Dublin, but the Metropolitans are sure to provide stern opposition. Dublin were possibly the story of last year’s Liberty Insurance All-Ireland Senior Camogie Championship, having reached the Semi-Final for the first time since 1990, and it’s 1984 since they secured the last of the county’s 26 All-Ireland titles.
WASHINGTON – Wyoming Sen. Craig Thomas, a three-term conservative Republican who stayed clear of the Washington limelight and political catfights, died Monday. He was 74. The senator’s family issued a statement saying he died Monday evening at National Naval Medical Center in Bethesda, Md. He had been receiving chemotherapy for acute myeloid leukemia. Just before the 2006 election, Thomas was hospitalized with pneumonia and had to cancel his last campaign stops. He nonetheless won with 70 percent of the vote, monitoring the election from his hospital bed. Two days after the election, Thomas announced that he had just been diagnosed with acute myeloid leukemia. Gov. Dave Freudenthal, a Democrat, will appoint a successor from one of three finalists chosen by the state Republican Party. “Wyoming had no greater advocate, taxpayers had no greater watchdog, and rural America had no greater defender than Craig Thomas,” Senate Republican Leader Mitch McConnell said Monday night. “The Senate is a lesser place without Craig here, but the state of Wyoming and our nation are much better places because he was here.” Thomas was a low-key lawmaker who reliably represented the interests of his conservative state, often becoming involved in public lands issues. He worked in behind-the-scenes posts to oversee national parks, including Yellowstone in Wyoming. He was also an advocate for domestic energy and minerals production. He worked to protect Wyoming’s mining industry from foreign competition and backed efforts to get a federally funded coal gasification plant built in the state. Thomas entered Congress in a special election in 1989 to replace Dick Cheney when the future vice president was named defense secretary by the President George H.W. Bush. Thomas won that race with 52 percent of the vote. In 1994, Thomas won his first Senate race by beating former Gov. Mike Sullivan 59 percent to 39 percent. He is survived by his wife, Susan, and four children.160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set!
9 9 2. Manchester United cannot stop conceding late goals – Leighton Baines last-minute penalty saw Manchester United drop two points at Goodison Park their third consecutive draw in the league. Jose Mourinho will be alarmed by the fact his side have already dropped eight points courtesy of conceding goals in the last 10 minutes of games this season. 9 9 8. The difference between the bottom teams will be goalscorers – Without Jermain Defoe, Sunderland probably would have been dead and buried at the bottom of the Premier League table. The 34-year-old knows where the net is he has scored eight goals in 14 league appearances this term, with three of them coming at vital moments in their three wins. Elsewhere, Christian Benteke took his tally for club and country this season to ten with a double in Palaces win over Southampton. Top strikers do not come cheap but over the course of the season, they often come to the rescue. 3. Alexis Sanchez IS world class – Contrary to what Alan Shearer says, the Arsenal forward is world class. The Match of the Day pundit has previously said Sergio Aguero is the Premier Leagues only world-class player and he stuck by his words at the weekend although he described the Chilean as unplayable. Sanchez, 27, assisted Mesut Ozil for the Gunners opening goal at West Ham before going on to net a brilliant hat-trick. Shearer says Sanchez will only be classed at that level if he wins Arsenal the title but this performance shows how well the former Barca attacker can perform. 5. Tottenham’s defence has been underrated in Toby Alderweireld’s absence – When Toby Alderweireld was ruled out with a knee injury in mid-October, Spurs fans feared for the worst. In his absence compatriot Jan Vertonghen has stepped up to ensure his side continues their good work. The north Londoners have lost just one league game this term and Mauricio Pochettinos men deserve credit. 9. Leicester cannot use the Champions League as an excuse – The Premier League champions title defence has been dismal, with the loss at Sunderland leaving them 15th in the table. They are 16 points worse off than last season and they cannot keep relying on their Champions League exploits as an excuse. Claudio Ranieris Foxes have a meaningless trip to Porto in midweek, having already won their group and qualified for the knockout stages, so they cannot say they were distracted. They are yet to win away from home this term and, as great as their record has been in Europe, they need to get points on the board to avoid the embarrassment of a relegation fight in 2017. Matchday 14 proved to be another exciting round of games in the Premier League, as Chelsea extended their lead to three points.Arsenal’s 5-1 win over West Ham means the Gunners finished matchday 14 in second, after Liverpool were beaten 4-3 at Bournemouth.Tottenham bounced back from their first defeat of the season to hammer Swansea 5-0 at White Hart Lane, to keep hot on the heels of the top four.READ MORE: Premier League results: Tottenham thrash struggling Swansea, while Crystal Palace and Sunderland register much-needed winsThe gap between fifth and sixth opened up to six points as Manchester United conceded late on to draw at Everton, while West Brom are now seventh after extending their unbeaten run to four matches with a 3-1 win over Watford.Stoke City saw off Burnley, while Alan Pardew’s Crystal Palace ended a seven-match winless run when they scored three past Southampton at Selhurst Park.But what can we take from the latest round of fixtures?Click the right arrow, above, to see ten talking points from the weekend’s Premier League matches and comment with your thoughts below…There is one more match to be played yet as Middlesbrough host Hull – tune in to Kick Off from 7pm for live updates from the Riverside. 4. Liverpool and Manchester City’s back lines are NOT good enough to win the title – The Reds attacking talent is unquestionable, but people have often raised concerns about their defence and they showed just why at the weekend. In Joel Matips absence, Lucas Leiva dropped in to partner Dejan Lovren, and surrendering a 3-1 lead to lose 4-3 at AFC Bournemouth in the last quarter is unacceptable. They conceded two at Crystal Palace and their defensive frailties including errors from goalkeeper Loris Karius – means they often face a tough task to outscore their opponents. Meanwhile at the Etihad, Chelsea carved open Citys defence with ease and this was far from the first time they’ve been exposed this season. With a central defensive partnership of John Stones and Nicolas Otamendi costing £80m, this should not be happening to Pep Guardiolas side. 9 9 1. Cesc Fabregas should be a regular starter for Chelsea – The 29-year-old made his first Premier League appearance since September after an injury to Nemanja Matic. The Blues good form has been down to a consistent line-up in their previous seven wins, but the Spaniard showed just what he offers at the Etihad. His through-ball for Diego Costas equaliser was inch-perfect the assist of the weekend. But Fabregas may have to wait for his regular run of games if the FA decides to take action for his part in riling Fernandinho during the fracas in the closing stages of the game. 9 6. The poor standard of refereeing has returned – At the start of the season, it appeared officiating may be stricter in the Premier League but that theory seems to have gone out of the window. The leniency in the penalty box seems to have returned and referees have often been the topic of post-match analysis after glaring errors. Michael Oliver should have dismissed Marcos Rojo for his two-footed lunge on Idrissa Gueye at Goodison Park and Jon Moss failed to reprimand Dele Alli for simulation, instead awarding Spurs a penalty. Meanwhile, Anthony Taylor missed some big calls at the Etihad, including a possible sending off for David Luiz, with Match of the Day pundit Chris Sutton saying he bottled the decision. We’re sure they do their best, but it has to be better. 9 9 7. The Premier League is good for goals – After the amazing 5-4 result between Swansea and Crystal Palace last week summed up the craziness of English football’s top tier in recent seasons, this weekend saw more high-scoring clashes: Bournemouth 4-3 Liverpool, five goals scored each by Arsenal and Tottenham, Palace netting three at Selhurst and West Brom v Watford producing four goals.
The qualifying campaign for Euro 2020 has now come to an end but some countries across the continent who failed to make the tournament still have a second chance.The inaugural UEFA Nations League was a huge success last summer, providing competitive football during international breaks and culminating in an exciting Finals weekend which Portugal went on to win. Getty Images – Getty on target LATEST Pep Guardiola gives Man City injury update and talks Christmas schedule update 2 Scotland could yet reach Euro 2020 thanks to the UEFA Nations League Tony Cascarino backs Everton to sign two strikers for Carlo Ancelotti Video Player is loading.Play VideoPlayMuteCurrent Time 0:00/Duration 0:47Loaded: 20.70%Stream Type LIVESeek to live, currently playing liveLIVERemaining Time -0:47 Playback Rate1xChaptersChaptersDescriptionsdescriptions off, selectedCaptionscaptions settings, opens captions settings dialogcaptions off, selectedAudio Tracken (Main), selectedFullscreenThis is a modal window.Beginning of dialog window. Escape will cancel and close the window.TextColorWhiteBlackRedGreenBlueYellowMagentaCyanTransparencyOpaqueSemi-TransparentBackgroundColorBlackWhiteRedGreenBlueYellowMagentaCyanTransparencyOpaqueSemi-TransparentTransparentWindowColorBlackWhiteRedGreenBlueYellowMagentaCyanTransparencyTransparentSemi-TransparentOpaqueFont Size50%75%100%125%150%175%200%300%400%Text Edge StyleNoneRaisedDepressedUniformDropshadowFont FamilyProportional Sans-SerifMonospace Sans-SerifProportional SerifMonospace SerifCasualScriptSmall CapsReset restore all settings to the default valuesDoneClose Modal DialogEnd of dialog window.Close Modal DialogThis is a modal window. This modal can be closed by pressing the Escape key or activating the close button.PlayMuteCurrent Time 0:00/Duration 0:00Loaded: 0%Stream Type LIVESeek to live, currently playing liveLIVERemaining Time -0:00 Playback Rate1xFullscreen LATEST FOOTBALL NEWS Euro 2020 play-offs: Fixtures datesThe semi-final ties in each Path will be played on or around March 26, 2020. The finals will then be held on or around March 31, 2020.The better-ranked team in each semi-final based on their performance at the Nations League will host the match.The locations for the finals will be decided by a draw.Euro 2020 play-offs: Competing countriesThis is how the Paths look:Path A: Iceland, Bulgaria / Israel / Romania / HungaryPath B: Bosnia and Herzegovina, Slovakia, Northern Ireland, Republic of IrelandPath C: Scotland, Norway, Serbia, Bulgaria / Israel / Romania / HungaryPath D: Georgia, North Macedonia, Kosovo, Belarus* A draw will take place to decide which of Bulgaria, Israel, Romania or Hungary go into Path C with the other three going into Path A. getty Spurs investigation into alleged racial abuse of Rudiger is so far ‘inconclusive’ Top scorer in 2019: Messi, Mbappe and Sterling trailing Europe’s top marksman Steve Round reveals how Mikel Arteta convinced him to join Arsenal staff statement Euro 2020 play-offs: How it worksThe 16 remaining teams will be sorted into four ‘paths’ depending on their rankings at the Nations League.It means Path A will be made up of traditionally stronger countries while Path D will include lower ranked sides thus giving smaller nations the chance to reach the tournament.Each play-off path will feature two single-leg semi-finals and one single-leg final to determine the four countries to progress to the Euros. Ian Holloway thinks Arsenal have made a mistake in hiring Mikel Arteta Arsenal transfer news LIVE: Ndidi bid, targets named, Ozil is ‘skiving little git’ Liverpool transfer news live: Mbappe latest, Lille star wants to join Reds in future 2 stalemate Dean Ashton on Sterling-Gomez bust-up PEP TALK Chelsea fan arrested for allegedly racially abusing Heung-min Son appointed targets Strugglers Wigan hold Blackburn to goalless draw in Championship The Nations League will also come into play when deciding the 24 teams who will compete in Euro 2020 next summer.Following the international break, 20 teams have secured qualification to the tournament through the usual group phase.But unlike previous years, the teams competing for the final places in the play-offs will not be decided based on their results from the group stage.Instead, 16 teams have progressed to a new format of play-offs and will be put into groups based on their performance in the Nations League. rookie error Portugal won the UEFA Nations League last summer latest
A bomb at a pop concert in Manchester has killed 22 people and injured a further 59 in a suspected terror incident. It is thought that children are among the fatalities in the explosion which occurred at around 10.30pm last night.Many parents were gathered in the area waiting to collect their children after the concert when the bomb detonated. Ariana Grande’s fans are predominantly young people, and many are teenagers or younger. Around 21,000 people are reported to have been at the concert in the Manchester Arena when the blast occurred. There were scenes of chaos as thousands immediately ran from the building in fear for their lives.The suspected attacker died at the scene. Reports say the man entered the foyer of the arena and detonated an improvised explosive device. Greater Manchester Police believe is was a lone attacker, but are investigating to determine if they operated as part of a wider network.Police say the explosion is being “treated as a terrorist incident until we have further information”.“We would ask people not to speculate on his (the attacker’s) details or to share names. There is a complex and wide-ranging investigation under way, ” said Chief constable Ian Hopkins of the Greater Manchester Police. Victims were rushed to hospitals across Manchester as the death toll rose overnight.Many people are today waking up to the news of the attack and horror video footage from eye witnesses. Flags are flying at half-mast at official buildings in the UK.BREAKING NEWS: 22 dead in explosion at Ariana Grande concert in Manchester was last modified: May 24th, 2017 by Rachel McLaughlinShare this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pocket (Opens in new window)Click to share on Telegram (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)Click to share on Skype (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window) Tags:manchester
Donegal race walker Brendan Boyce has qualified for the 2020 Olympic Games in Tokyo after a career-best performance in the 50k European Race Walking Championships in Lithuania.The Letterkenny athlete finished in fifth place overall with a personal best time of 3:48:13.The race for third was a three-way battle between Boyce, Portugal’s Joao Vieira and Polish athlete Artur Brzozowski for much of the second half of the race. Vieira finished third with Brzozowski in fourth.Tokyo will be Boyce’s third Olympic games, having previously competed at London 2012 and Rio 2016.