SCSU Wins Third Straight

first_imgThe St. Cloud State University men’s hockey team earned their third straight win Friday night against the University of Nebraska-Omaha.After a scoreless opening period, the Huskies got on the board early in the second. Jack Ahcan and Micah Miller each scored one to give SCSU a 2-0 advantage.In the third period, the Huskies continued to be successful at finding the back of the net. Nick Poehling and Easton Brodzinski opened the game up to 4-0. Omaha finally scored their first and only goal in the final minutes of the third period to prevent the shutout. Huskies took it 4-1. 1/1 About Connatix V56490 1080p HD Visit Advertiser website GO TO PAGE Skip About Connatix V56490center_img 720p HD 360p David Hrenak made 25 and allowed just one goal.The Huskies improve to 5-6-4 and 3-4-0 NCHC. SCSU will play game two against Omaha on Saturday. Pre-game starts at 5:30 p.m. on The River 96.7 FM. Auto (360p)last_img read more

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Game Rewind | UK survives Columbia’s scare

first_imgRefresh regularly (or click here) for updates during the University of Kentucky’s 7 p.m. Wednesday basketball game against Columbia at Rupp Arena. Final: UK 56, Columbia 46.Play VideoPlayMuteCurrent Time 0:00/Duration Time 0:00Loaded: 0%0:00Progress: 0%0:00 Progress: 0%Stream TypeLIVERemaining Time -0:00 Playback Rate1ChaptersChaptersdescriptions off, selectedDescriptionssubtitles off, selectedSubtitlescaptions settings, opens captions settings dialogcaptions off, selectedCaptionsAudio TrackFullscreenThis is a modal window. The Video Cloud video was not found. Error Code: VIDEO_CLOUD_ERR_VIDEO_NOT_FOUND Session ID: 2020-09-17:4ae19b90299f46a77379cce4 Player ID: videojs-brightcove-player-960054-3935536500001 OK Close Modal DialogCaption Settings DialogBeginning of dialog window. 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This modal can be closed by pressing the Escape key or activating the close button.“We need people who aren’t afraid to come after us and force us to play,” coach John Calipari told ESPN, before he said, “When you’re down 11, you’re just trying to get out of the gym.” MORE: UK survives tough test against Columbia Aaron Harrison led the Cats with 14 points, while Willie Cauley-Stein posted a double-double with his 10 points and 10 rebounds. The Cats as a team, though, made 22 of 60 shots (36.7 percent) and 2 of 17 3-pointers (11.8 percent). MORE: Sullivan | Against UK, leads don’t last “My other two guards being out affected the energy in the game,” Calipari said, adding that for the Harrison twins, “It’s hard to do a whole game.”“…Without energy, we’re not the best team in the country. We’re not even close.”Watch Calipari’s press conference live: http://cjky.it/14zHOUoSee a full box score: http://bit.ly/1yRW3zlTweet by Tim SullivanTweet by Kyle Tucker 3:07, 2H: Columbia can’t get anything to fall. It’s not as if UK’s had much luck either, especially from 3-point range. The Cats are up 54-41 at the under-four timeout — in no danger of dropping this one — but have converted 2 of 15 from beyond the arc tonight.CBS Sports’ Doug Gottlieb chimed in on that tonight, tweeting, “UK shooting should get better as season progresses. Very normal for younger players to shoot below their level early.”Tweet by Doug Gottlieb 6:29, 2H: A cory Osetkowski layup that didn’t actually go through the cylinder — Karl-Anthony Towns was whistled for goal tending — just marked Columbia’s first bucket in 5:20. It’s 50-41 UK. The Cats also haven’t committed a turnover in the second half.Blue white cheer by @kentuckycheer in @rupp_arena #BigBlueTradition #UKvsColumbia 7:50, 2H: UK’s pulling away, now out to a 48-39 lead as Columbia struggles to even get a shot off every trip down the court. The Lions have attempted 14 of them to UK’s 21 field goal tries this half.The Cats have held each of their opponents to under 40 percent shooting this season. Right on cue, Columbia has made 39.5 percent of its shots. 9:55, 2H: Timeout, Columbia. On UK’s second alley-oop of the evening, from Andrew Harrison to Willie Cauley-Stein, the Cats are out to a 44-37 lead — their largest.Tweet by Amy Fadool Kane 10:49, 2H: Even if UK hasn’t been at its best from the field tonight, the Cats are 9 of 15 on free throws while set to shoot a bunch more. Columbia, down 40-37, just committed its ninth team foul. 11:30, 2H: Before the under-12 timeout, Columbia’s Maodo Lo hit yet another 3-pointer — and a well-contested one at that — to bring the Lions back into this one. It’s 38-37, and Lo has 16 points. 12:15, 2H: On back to back possessions, UK’s defense — a source of John Calipari’s frustration tonight — hasn’t given up a shot. And for the third trip up the court offensively, the Cats got to the free throw line, extending their advantage to 38-34. Columbia hasn’t scored in more than four minutes.Tweet by Kyle Tucker 13:18, 2H: Derek Willis pushed UK to its first advantage, hitting both his free throws. It’s 36-34. 14:09, 2H: Willie Cauley-Stein went to the free throw line with a chance at giving UK its first lead. He made 1 of 2 free throws, though, to tie the score again 34-34. Rupp Arena’s getting louder now. 15:56, 2H: Columbia’s lead into the under-16 timeout is 34-31, with German native Maodo Lo starring for the Lions. He has 13 points on 5 of 11 shooting — three of them 3-pointers.Tweet by Tim Sullivan 16:49, 2H: Subs are at the ready for UK. The Cats have had no trouble scoring this half, but trailing 32-31, UK’s allowed a 4 of 8 shooting start by Columbia. 19:28, 2H: Trey Lyles gave up an open shot on Columbia’s end of the court, but a 3-pointer rattled out. He atoned for it on offense, hitting a baseline jumper to tie the score at 25-25. 20:00, 2H: UK has its Blue Platon on the court to open the second half, with one exception. Trey Lyles is on for Alex Poythress at the three spot. Halftime: Columbia 25, UK 23 — seriously. Maodo Lo scored 8 for the Lions and Aaron Harrison the same for the Cats over the first 20 minutes. Both teams made 1 of their final 5 shots. This marks the second game of the season UK’s trailed at the half, the other being to Buffalo. Said Kyle Smith, the Lions’ coach: “I’m tickled. We’re playing great.” Smith has joked that if Columbia won this game, he’d retire. He backtracked on that a bit in an interview with an ESPN reporter before heading into the locker room, saying he’d only quit if he could get an internship at the Worldwide Leader. By the way, per ESPN stats and information, the Lions’ last win over a ranked team came on Dec. 2 1976 against then-No. 19 Rutgers.See a full first half box score: http://bit.ly/1yRW3zlTweet by Dana O’Neil 1:55, 1H: Columbia worked through two shot clocks and got an offensive rebound on a possession but came up empty on offense. The Lions are disciplined offensively but still struggling to get decent looks on UK’s defense. 3:39, 1H: After going much of the first half without a turnover, Columbia now has three in the last 2:07. In turn, the Cats have hit their last three shots and have the ball trailing 22-21 out of the under-four timeout.Tweet by Thomas Beisner 4:43, 1H: The 3-point streak won’t have to wait. It’s now 910 games as UK pulls to within 20-19 of Columbia on an Aaron Harrison triple. 7:05, 1H: Columbia was just called for its third shot clock violation. The strategy there? Let the clock run out before you hand the ball to UK in transition. 7:41, 1H: Before the under-eight timeout, Columbia punched back with some incredible ball movement and a 3-pointer by Maodo Lo. It’s 20-14 UK, which has Aaron Harrison as its scoring leader with 5 points. Lo also has 5 for the Lions.Tweet by Big Blue Insider 8:28, 1H: UK’s getting it done at both ends of the court now. Alex Poythress drove for an essentially uncontested layup, making it 17-14 and forcing a Columbia timeout. The Lions are nursing a scoring drought that’s lasted 3:29 so far. 9:02, 1H: Here come the Cats — maybe. At one end, Karl-Anthony Towns swatted a Columbia layup. Then Willie Cauley-Stein came up with a dunk and foul. UK’s to within 17-12 and able to press.Tweet by Adam Creech 10:43, 1H: The deficit is eight into the under-12 timeout, as Columbia leads UK 17-9. The Cats continue to struggle from beyond the arc, off to an 0 for 4 start on 3-pointers. 12:00, 1H: Aaron Harrison has claimed UK’s first alley-oop dunk of the evening. The Cats finally got in transition, but at the other end Columbia’s Steve Frankoski hit the Lions’ third 3-pointer. It’s 17-7.Tweet by Jon Hood 13:17, 1H: UK trails 14-5, with four of those five points on free throws. Columbia has rarely had to play against the press, and the Lions haven’t committed a turnover. 14:47, 1H: It took UK until the under-16 timeout to score, with Aaron Harrison driving for a basket and foul. The rest isn’t good for the Cats, who trail 11-2 and missed their first seven shots. Columbia is playing mostly within itself, aside from an attempt early in the shot clock a possession before Harrison’s bucket. 16:03, 1H: The Dominique Hawkins-Derek Willis experiment didn’t last. In come the Harrison twins. 16:8, 1H: At 9-0. it’s UK largest deficit of the season. The Cats are off to an 0 for 5 shooting start with 3 turnovers.Tweet by Tim Sullivan 17:28, 1H: Upset alert? We kid. But it’s timeout, UK, as Chris McComber’s 3-pointer extended the Lions’ lead to 7-0 early. A picture of this scoreboard may hang somewhere in the school soon. In comes the White Platoon, with Dominique Hawkins and Derek Willis in for Tyler Ulis and Devin Booker. 18:52, 1H: So, how about that? Columbia took a lead on UK with a pair of free throws, then forced a steal and made the deficit 4-0 on a soaring Isaac Cohen dunk. Coming into this game, the Cats had trailed for only 36 minutes this season. 19:47, 1H: This one opened with, surprisingly enough, a Karl-Anthony Towns 3-pointer. He missed it off the front rim. Now look for Columbia to try and slow this game down. 20:00, 1H: John Calipari announced on his Twitter page that freshmen — both White Platooners — Tyler Ulis and Devin Booker will sit tonight’s game out with “minor injuries.” Calipari did not specify what type of injuries the players had.“They should both be fine,” the coach added.Ulis also sat out of Sunday’s EKU game with what was announced as an illness. Missing both members of the White Platoon’s backcourt should open up more chances for Derek Willis and Dominique Hawkins to see the court.Jason Marcum’s post on Vine PREGAME: Willie Cauley-Stein starred for UK against Texas and then Karl-Anthony Towns versus Eastern Kentucky. Who’s next up for the Cats, who face a 5-2 Ivy League team tonight in Rupp Arena? We’ll be live-blogging what happens on the court, as well as searching for highlights and what national writers and college basketball experts are saying throughout. Also, if viewing this on a desktop computer, you’ll see the latest Twitter postings from The Courier-Journal’s Kyle Tucker and Tim Sullivan from Lexington.Now, for some pregame reading…• Columbia, at 5-2, has lost this season already to Stony Brook and Loyola — yet the Lions’ coach insists a bit of past experience will help his team cope with the pressure of playing the No. 1 team in the country.Last year, Columbia played at Michigan State in a game the Spartans had to win to become the top-ranked team in the country.“There’s no doubt that that should help, but we’ll see,” coach Kyle Smith told ZagsBlog.com. “But they’e a unique team in that they block nine shots a game and they play two centers and a power forward on the floor at all times.”• Before tipoff Wednesday, ESPN’s Jeff Goodman and Jay Bilas debated what type of team — if any — matches up well against the Cats.“The easy answer to which team can beat Kentucky is obviously Duke, and vice versa,” Goodman wrote.See their full conversation here: http://es.pn/1AfNMDI• For more, check out a Towns-centric game preview (http://cjky.it/1Gjzwfi) as well as story lines (http://cjky.it/1sdZWhA) and assistant coach Barry Rohrssen’s Q&A with the media Tuesday (http://cjky.it/1yRsrCd).Tweet by Tim SullivanProjected Columbia StartersG Lo MaodoG Isaac CohenG Kyle CastlinF Cory OsetkowskiF Chris McComberUK Blue PlatoonG Andrew HarrisonG Aaron HarrisonF Alex PoythressF Willie Cauley-SteinF Karl-Anthony TownsUK’s White PlatoonG Tyler UlisG Devin BookerF Trey LylesF Marcus LeeC Dakari JohnsonUK's Wiliie Cauley-Stein is congratulated by teammate Karl-Anthony Towns during the University of Kentucky men's basketball game against Texas at Rupp Arena in Lexington, Ky. Friday, December 5, 2014.UK’s Wiliie Cauley-Stein is congratulated by teammate Karl-Anthony Towns during the University of Kentucky men’s basketball game against Texas at Rupp Arena in Lexington, Ky. Friday, December 5, 2014.last_img read more

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I did not attack Jágr. But I stand by what…

first_imgHe was expected to reverse. But the opposite is true, and basketball player Tomáš Satoranský prepared a real shock for the fans. The Czech hockey god Jaromír Jágr really caught it from him a few days ago. The only Czech representative in the NBA leaned heavily on the legend because he advertises e-bikes. By claiming that Jágr had disappointed him and that he had ended up for him, he caused a complete crack. Now the basketball player for Blesk repeated his claims, but emphasized that he had not attacked Jágr. “I didn’t want it to be an affair,” he said.last_img

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Porziņģis: With our attack we can beat everyone – Basketball –…

first_img2019./20. The 2006 season of the NBA regular championship has come to an end and it has become known that the Mavericks team has shown the best attack in the league ‘s history – 115.9 points per 100 attacks.The previous record was 115.0 points per 100 attacks. This was achieved last season by the Golden State Warriors team, which has become NBA champions three times in recent years – in 2015, 2017 and 2018.The Mavericks have reached the NBA playoffs after a three-year hiatus. Dallas club leaders Slovenian Luck Dončič and Porziņģis will have their first experience in “play-off” matches.The first game in the first round of the Western Conference is scheduled for Tuesday night (4.00 Latvian time). The Mavericks will face off against the strong Los Angeles Clippers.“With our attack we can defeat everyone,” Porziņģis is quoted on the club’s website.“I think our next step is to raise the other nuances to such a level. We are working on it. However, we want to continue to progress in the attack as well,” said the Liepaja resident.“Attack is one of our trump cards. It’s just the way we play. We are a team that is dangerous in an attack every night. We can surprise people with it,” the Latvian basketball player continued.In Orlando’s “bubble” in six matches, Porziņģis averaged 30.5 points per game, which is the fourth best score in the league.Before the season was interrupted due to the Covid-19 pandemic, Porziņģis averaged 19.2 points in 51 games. Productivity increased by 11.3 points.“It’s nice to play at a better level than at the beginning of the season. As I said before, I needed time. I knew that by investing my work, I would play like this. I had no doubts,” said the resident of Liepaja.“But now that I’m really playing at a better level, I’m still looking for things I can do better. I’ll never settle down. Of course, it feels good to be noticed, but I feel like I can still grow and progress.”The Mavericks and Clippers competed three times in the NBA regular season this season. All three duels were won by the Los Angeles team.“A very difficult fight is expected, which will be physical and full of challenges, but this is a great opportunity for us,” said Mavericks head coach Rick Carlisle, who promised that the team would be well prepared to fight the Clippers.The Mavericks basketball players broke the club’s record this season, scoring at least 140 points in four matches. For the first time in history, Dallas players have scored at least 135 points in three consecutive matches.Western Conference Play-Off Round 1: Dallas Mavericks (7) – Los Angeles Clippers (2)Game 1, August 17, at 4.00Game 2, August 20, at 4.00Game 3, August 22, at 4.00Game 4, August 23, at 10.30 pmThe Mavericks won 43 in the regular championship and suffered 32 losses, finishing 7th at the Western Conference.The Clippers, on the other hand, took 2nd place in the overall standings of the Western Conference with 49 wins and 23 losses, behind only the Los Angeles Lakers (52-19).last_img read more

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Sizing up the 2013 Ravens roster after the second preseason game

first_img(This blog brought to you by Atlantic Remodeling. Visit www.atlanticremodeling.com to learn about their Red Cent Guarantee!)As the Ravens regroup from a poor performance by their starting units in the second preseason game against Atlanta, it’s difficult to determine how much has really changed since the last look at the roster following the preseason opener.The free-agent additions of veterans Brandon Stokley and Dallas Clark have altered the landscape of the wide receiver and tight end positions, but coach John Harbaugh insisted no guarantees have been made for either in terms of spots on the 53-man roster and we haven’t seen enough of them to get an accurate read on their current ability level. However, the performance of the other options on the roster would suggest Stokley and Clark are safe bets to make the team.My current look at the roster suggests 41 healthy players are locks if the deadline to trim the roster to 53 took place today. My rough assessment of the 90 players currently on the roster lists 25 players on the bubble with at least some decent chance of making the final roster. Not all bubble players are on equal footing, with certain positions lacking quality depth and others enjoying an abundance of talent.Though general manager Ozzie Newsome, Harbaugh, and the remainder of the coaching staff and front office are cognizant of the number of players at each position, trying to pinpoint a specific number of wide receivers or linebackers isn’t the most accurate way of projecting the roster. The Ravens will always look carefully at players’ special-teams abilities in addition to what they bring to their specific positional group.The Ravens must trim the roster from 90 players to 75 on Aug. 27 and will go down to the regular-season number of 53 on Aug. 31.The numbers in parentheses indicate the total number of players currently on the roster at that given position. Bubble players’ names that are underlined are currently on my projected 53-man roster as of Aug. 17. Players listed as injured or suspended are not projected to count against the 53-man roster when final cuts are made on Aug. 31.QUARTERBACKS (3)LOCK: Joe Flacco, Tyrod TaylorBUBBLE: NoneLONG SHOT: Caleb Hanie Skinny: Nothing to see here other than another solid performance by Taylor in the second preseason game, further strengthening his hold on the backup quarterback spot. Hanie didn’t even play against Atlanta, another indication that his chances of sticking as a third quarterback are remote at best.RUNNING BACKS & FULLBACKS (7)LOCK: Ray Rice, Bernard Pierce, Vonta Leach, Kyle JuszczykBUBBLE: Anthony Allen, Bobby RaineyLONG SHOT: Damien Berry Skinny: Allen is too valuable as a special-teams player and Rainey is too one-dimensional in that capacity because he won’t unseat Jacoby Jones as the return specialist, likely landing him on the practice squad if he’s not claimed by another team.WIDE RECEIVERS (12)LOCK: Torrey Smith, Jacoby Jones, Tandon DossBUBBLE: Brandon Stokley, Deonte Thompson, LaQuan Williams, David Reed, Aaron Mellette, Marlon BrownLONG SHOT: Tommy Streeter, Rashaad Carter, Gerrard Sheppard Skinny: The wide receiver and tight end positions have given everyone headaches trying to project who’s in and out. While the second tier of receivers will jockey for roster spots, Streeter is easily one of this camp’s biggest disappointments as he’s not even receiving many reps with the second-team offense during practices.TIGHT ENDS (7)LOCK: Ed DicksonBUBBLE: Dallas Clark, Visanthe Shiancoe, Matt Furstenburg, Billy BajemaLONG SHOT: Alex SilvestroINJURED: Dennis Pitta (will eventually be placed on injured reserve with a chance that he’ll receive the designation to return) Skinny: Included as a lock in my last projection, Shiancoe can’t feel good about the addition of Clark or his disappointing performance in the first two preseason games, which has put him on the bubble. The Ravens need a tight end with a better ability to block, making Furstenburg the surprising pick here over Shiancoe for now, but much will depend on the status of Dickson when final decisions are made at the end of the month.OFFENSIVE LINEMEN (17)LOCK: Marshal Yanda, Michael Oher, Bryant McKinnie, Kelechi Osemele, Gino Gradkowski, A.Q. Shipley, Jah ReidBUBBLE: Ramon Harewood, Rick WagnerLONG SHOT: Jack Cornell, Antoine McClain, Jordan Devey, Rogers Gaines, David Mims, J.J. Unga, Reggie StephensINJURED: Ryan Jensen (will likely be placed on injured reserve after suffering a broken foot in the first week of camp) Skinny: Gradkowski appeared to take a clear advantage in the center competition after a poor showing from Shipley, who received the start with the first-team offensive line Thursday night. Despite dealing with swelling in his knee, Harewood has performed well this summer to solidify his roster standing.DEFENSIVE LINEMEN (10)CONTINUE ON NEXT PAGE >>>>>last_img read more

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Former Ravens receiver Michael Jackson killed in motorcycle crash

first_imgFormer Ravens wide receiver Michael Jackson was killed in a motorcycle crash in Louisiana early Friday morning.The organization has confirmed the 48-year-old’s death, which was first reported by TMZ. According to Louisiana State Police, Jackson was killed in his hometown of Tangipahoa, where he served as mayor from 2009-13. Police say he was riding at a high rate of speed when his 2013 Kawasaki struck a 2014 Chevrolet Malibu backing into a road from a parking space, a collision that killed both drivers.Jackson was one of the first standout performers for the Ravens when they arrived in Baltimore in 1996. In that inaugural season, the 6-foot-4 wideout caught 76 passes for 1,201 yards and 14 touchdowns, setting franchise single-season records in receiving yards and touchdown receptions that still stand today.“Today, our hearts are saddened by the awful news involving Michael,” general manager Ozzie Newsome said in a statement released by the Ravens. “He was a vibrant person who became one of the first Ravens heroes and a popular player among Baltimore fans. Well known for his big smile and welcoming nature, it was easy to feel a special connection with Michael.”In his three years with the Ravens, Jackson amassed 183 receptions for 2,596 yards and 18 touchdowns. The 1991 sixth-round pick of the Cleveland Browns retired from the NFL after his final season with Baltimore in 1998.A Southern Mississippi product and a college teammate of Hall of Fame quarterback Brett Favre, Jackson caught 353 passes for 5,393 yards and 46 touchdowns in eight NFL seasons.last_img read more

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Sporting talents need conscious efforts to develop

first_imgThe Deputy Volta Regional Minister, Mr. Joseph Kwaku Nayan has said that the country’s sporting talents can be harnessed and developed “if only we all make conscious efforts and carefully strategise towards achieving such a goal of success”.Mr. Nayan said sports has the potential of creating job avenues for the youth and also “take off a greater number of children off our streets if their talents in the various sporting disciplines are identified and developed”.The Deputy Minister made the observation when he addressed theopening session of a five-day training of trainers workshop at Ho for 50 coaches and Physical Education Instructors drawn from second cycle and tertiary institutions in the Volta Region on Monday.The workshop was organised by the National Sports Council (NSC) incollaboration with the Australian Sports Outreach Programme.Mr Nayan said that the international fame achieved by individual sports personalities and the honour they brought to their countries were driven by deliberate and conscious efforts made at unearthing and developing their talents at the grassroots level.He said the Volta Regional Coordinating Council in collaboration with the NSC would soon launch and implement a strategic Sports Development Plan for the Region. Prince Ernest Oduro-Mensah, Chief Executive Officer of the NSC saidmany factors contributed to the country losing its enviable position in the various sporting disciplines in the world.He said some of the factors include the gradual withdrawal of PhysicalEducation as a subject from the school curricula, low capital injection into sports development and poor infrastructure and encouragement.Prince Oduro-Mensah however said with proper planning, strategizing,consistency and motivation and “with everybody lending his or her shoulder to the wheel, Ghana can regain her past glory”.He said the NSC has drawn up a four-year development plan to unearthand train people in the various sporting activities, adding that the Council would monitor and assist those trained to achieve the desired results.Reverend Samuel Amankwah, Volta Regional Director of Education whochaired the function appealed to the participants to impart the skills they acquire at the workshop positively to the young ones. Dr. Henry Augustine Pufaa, Chairman of Board of Directors of the NSCappealed to sportsmen and women to be disciplined so as to be able toreach the apex of their careers.Source: GNAlast_img read more

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Kathy Griffin’s mother Maggie dies at 99

first_imgPhoto by Barry King/WireImage(LOS ANGELES) — Comedian Kathy Griffin announced on social media late Tuesday evening that her mother, Maggie, has died. She was 99.“I am gutted,” Griffin wrote on Instagram. “She was my best friend. She was my family. You knew her. She appreciated you guys so much. I’m shaking. I won’t ever be prepared.”Griffin, 59, starred alongside her mother on many TV shows and projects including Kathy Griffin: My Life on the D-List and Kathy.  Her mother was also a frequent topic of Griffin’s stand-up.“Her point of view. So unique. We just GOT each other,” Griffin said. “I’m so grateful you got to be part of her life. You loved her. I know it. She knew it. She’s irreplaceable.”The Emmy and Grammy Award-winning comedian went on to describe how difficult she’s finding it to cope with the news.“I’m telling you right now, I am not doing well with this,” said Griffin.  “I’m rambling now. Sorry. It truly feels like the end of an era. Oh, and OF COURSE she went on St Patrick’s Day.”Copyright © 2020, ABC Audio. All rights reserved.last_img read more

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Lonzo Ball shines wearing Nike shoes

first_img Related Phil Ellsworth/ESPN Images(LAS VEGAS) — In Lonzo Ball’s third NBA summer league game with the Los Angeles Lakers, the second overall pick in the 2017 NBA Draft certainly seemed like he lived up to the hype. After missing the team’s last game with groin injury, Ball dropped 36 points with 11 assists, eight rebounds, five steals and two blocks in the team’s one-point win over the Philadelphia 76ers.If that wasn’t a big enough story, Ball was wearing Nike Kobe Bryant A.D. shoes, which have not yet been released, as opposed to his own Big Baller Brand (BBB) shoes created by him and his father, LaVar Ball.  The Kobe A.D.s hit the shelves on July 1. Built For This. pic.twitter.com/0MyxiIenYz— Big Baller Brand (@bigballerbrand) July 13, 2017Many believed this was Ball’s way of showing he was in negotiations with Nike for a shoe deal, but his father said that was not the case. LaVar added that Lonzo could wear whatever shoe he wanted to as a member of BBB, as long as the NBA allowed it.LaVar Ball demanded a $1 billion deal to license Big Baller Brand from the top shoe companies, including Nike, before the NBA Draft but was turned down. LaVar said there are currently no negotiations with Nike.Copyright © 2017, ABC Radio. All rights reserved.Powered by WPeMaticolast_img read more

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Two car accident at 9-mile corner leaves 4 people dead, sheriff office reports

first_imgAn unidentified worker cleans up after two-car fatality accident Saturday evening.(Updated 12 a.m., Sunday) Sumner Newscow report — A two-car head-on collision automobile accident has left four people dead at the 9-mile corner on U.S. 81, about 10 miles north of Wellington tonight, according to the Sumner County Sheriff’s Office.Sheriff spokesperson Mike Westmoreland said a northbound car with two occupants hit a car going southbound who also had two occupants, just on the south-end curve of the intersection of U.S. 81 and 90th St., commonly known as 9-mile corner.There were no survivors.The Sumner County Sheriff Office is not releasing names at this time until family members are notified.Westmoreland said the wreck occurred sometime between 6:30 and 6:45 p.m. The sheriff office received the call at 6:45 p.m. At 10 p.m., one car had been removed while a red Chevrolet Cruze sporting a Sumner County license plate was just about to be towed.The Kansas Department of Transportation had closed U.S. 81 from 70th Street north for three hours so law enforcement officials could clean up at the accident.last_img read more

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