Friendship Baptist Church: “The Garden of Eden Game Show” – June 2

first_imgFaith & Religion News Friendship Baptist Church: “The Garden of Eden Game Show” – June 2 Published on Wednesday, May 23, 2012 | 10:23 pm More Cool Stuff HerbeautyStop Eating Read Meat (Before It’s Too Late)HerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeauty15 Countries Where Men Have Difficulties Finding A WifeHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeauty6 Signs You’re Not Ready To Be In A RelationshipHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeautyInstall These Measures To Keep Your Household Safe From Covid19HerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeautyHe Is Totally In Love With You If He Does These 7 ThingsHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeauty6 Trends To Look Like A Bombshell And 6 To Forget AboutHerbeautyHerbeauty Top of the News Name (required)  Mail (required) (not be published)  Website  EVENTS & ENTERTAINMENT | FOOD & DRINK | THE ARTS | REAL ESTATE | HOME & GARDEN | WELLNESS | SOCIAL SCENE | GETAWAYS | PARENTS & KIDS Community News Pasadena’s ‘626 Day’ Aims to Celebrate City, Boost Local Economy Community News First Heatwave Expected Next Week Business Newscenter_img 6 recommended0 commentsShareShareTweetSharePin it Make a comment Get our daily Pasadena newspaper in your email box. Free.Get all the latest Pasadena news, more than 10 fresh stories daily, 7 days a week at 7 a.m. Home of the Week: Unique Pasadena Home Located on Madeline Drive, Pasadena Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked * Pasadena Will Allow Vaccinated People to Go Without Masks in Most Settings Starting on Tuesday faithfernandez More » ShareTweetShare on Google+Pin on PinterestSend with WhatsApp,Virtual Schools PasadenaHomes Solve Community/Gov/Pub SafetyCitizen Service CenterPASADENA EVENTS & ACTIVITIES CALENDARClick here for Movie Showtimes Friendship Baptist Church’ Marriage Ministry presents a stage play, “The Garden of Eden Show,” on Saturday, the 2nd of June at 5:00 p.m. at the church location.In this hilarious play, three couples compete for $10,000 in a Christian game show. But as they answer questions about their spouse, they learn much more about each other than they ever expected!Whether one is married, engaged or single, they don’t want to miss this! Refreshments will follow immediately after the play. The play is free but donations are appreciated!Friendship Baptist Church, 80 West Dayton Street, Pasadena, (626) 793-1062 or visit www.pfbchurch.net. Subscribelast_img read more

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Favorite Justify wins the 144th Kentucky Derby during an historic day at Churchill Downs

first_img Beau Lund May 5, 2018 /Sports News – National Favorite Justify wins the 144th Kentucky Derby during an historic day at Churchill Downs Written bycenter_img FacebookTwitterLinkedInEmailRobb Carr/Getty Images(LOUISVILLE, Ky.) — Justify took home the Kentucky Derby crown at Churchill Downs on Saturday evening, defeating the competition on the wettest day in the race’s history.Justify ran the race, which is 1 1/4 miles in length, in 2:04:20, according to ESPN. Local meteorologists reported more than two and a half inches of rain fell on Louisville, more than any other Derby race, making it an historically wet day.Justify is the sixth consecutive pre-race favorite to win the Derby, the longest such streak in race history, according to ESPN. It is also the ninth undefeated winner in Derby history.Another record, dubbed a hex by the racing community, was also snapped on Saturday. Justify became the first horse since 1882 to win the Kentucky Derby without racing as a two-year-old, ending a 136 year drought.Hall of Famer Mike Smith was Justify’s jockey in the race.Copyright © 2018, ABC Radio. All rights reserved.last_img read more

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‘Fearless Felix’ Historic Space Jump Has Natick Ties

first_img Last weekend, the world watched as “Fearless” Felix Baumgartner made his epic descent from a balloon 128,100 feet above the Earth. But what the world didn’t know at the time is that the technology used to monitor Baumgartner’s heart and respiratory rate has ties to Natick, Massachusetts. The Equivital Life Monitor manufactured by Hidalgo Ltd. in Cambridge, U.K., which Baumgartner strapped on before his record-breaking jump, was supported and developed with the assistance of researchers at the U.S. Army Research Institute of Environmental Medicine’s (USARIEM) Biophysical and Biomedical Modeling Division (BBMD), in Natick. This device monitors a patient’s heart and respiratory rates, skin temperature, oxygen saturation, body position and motion. That data can then be transmitted to a smartphone or computer for analysis. Today, the Life Monitor is used in a wide range of applications, including use by hospital patients, subjects of pharmaceutical studies, athletes and military personnel. This has become possible because of the research conducted at USARIEM. USARIEM began working with Hidalgo in 2000 after conducting a down select process from which Hidalgo was chosen from four potential collaborators. Researchers at USARIEM were looking for a company that could help them develop a wearable monitoring system that could collect physiological data, such as heart and respiration, from Soldiers who did a variety of physical tasks. “We conducted a series of lab comparisons to find out which vendor would meet our research needs the best,” Anthony Karis, a USARIEM research scientist said. “In the end it was Hidalgo that gave us the most flexibility in terms of collecting the data we needed for our mathematical model development.” Research conducted at Fort Polk, Louisiana, by USARIEM in 2003, demonstrated the important role user acceptability and comfort play in the successful development of a wearable life signs detection system. Any successful system must be compatible with the uniform and equipment worn by the military. In other words, Soldiers have to like it. In 2008, USARIEM was contacted by the program manager for the Marine Expeditionary Rifle Squad who was concerned that Marines in Iraq were getting too hot in the blazing desert heat. So USARIEM sent the Life Monitor to Iraq to answer this question. “Our study showed that these Marines were getting so hot, with being overloaded with protective gear, ballistic equipment and flame protection that they were right at the edge of their physical capabilities in terms of heat stress,” Buller said. The results of this study, according to Buller, were used by the Marines to allow heat to be considered as a factor in determining the amount of ballistic protection a Marine would wear during a mission. Buller said that BBMD’s goal going forward is to use this device along with similar devices and algorithms to provide real time health state information to war fighters, commanders, and medics. Karis agrees. “Ultimately, this technology strives to help us decrease heat casualties and optimize the amount of time a person can work at their full potential,” Karis said. “To think that this was the same device that Baumgartner wore during his descent is really cool.” By Dialogo October 31, 2012last_img read more

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Something’s got to give against Boilermakers

first_imgWhoever first used the expression “the grass is always greener on the other side” clearly didn’t mean for it to apply this weekend for the University of Wisconsin men’s basketball team. The Badgers (15-6, 5-3 Big Ten) will visit Purdue Saturday (7-13, 1-8 Big Ten) at Mackey Arena in West Lafayette, Ind., for the only regular season meeting between the two schools. As bad as things have gotten for UW since Jan. 18, when they lost Greg Stiemsma and Marcus Landry for the season due to academic ineligibility, they can look across the pasture and say with great confidence that the Boilermakers have it worse. Much worse. Wisconsin has lost four of its last five contests. Well, Purdue has lost nine of their last ten. The Badgers have had to deal with a depleted roster and players playing hurt, leaving them with a shaky eight-man rotation. The Boilermakers have only nine healthy players left on the roster. And while the last thing UW and its fans has had to worry about is its coach, Bo Ryan, Purdue is in its first season after the departure of Gene Keady, the face of the program for the past quarter century. In his place is Matt Painter, who is a disciple of Illinois head coach Bruce Weber.In short, Purdue has problems.”They’ve had some turnover,” Ryan said, though the coach in his fifth-year at UW refused to call Purdue a rebuilding team or a team in a down year, citing the close games they have been in.”They’ve had some teams on the ropes,” Ryan said. “We’ve always been impressed with how Purdue is playing [other teams], knowing that they are young and going through some things with length of bench and all that.”Purdue has had the opportunity to win several more games than they have won. The Boilermakers have lost four games by 10 points or less and Wednesday night they looked primed to take down Iowa, who is tied for first in the conference. The Boilermakers have lost three of their top players this season, including Nate Minnoy (knee injury), freshman Korey Spates (dismissed from team) and all-conference performer Carl Landry (knee injury), brother of UW’s Marcus. In their place, senior forward Matt Kiefer has stepped up and is one of the Big Ten’s most improved players this year. “Apparently he really worked on his game in the offseason, it’s his senior year and he is determined to make it work for them,” said senior Ray Nixon.Kiefer is averaging a team-high 12.2 points and 7.6 rebounds a game and has improved upon both numbers in the Big Ten season. “You’ve got some experience in Kiefer,” Ryan said. “You’ve got a post player that can shoot the ball.” Kiefer has not only improved his game statistically, but has taken it upon himself to try and lead the struggling Boilermakers through the season.”Kiefer is one of those go-to guys and he is really stepping it up now in his senior year,” Flowers said. “He’s done a real good job of getting his players under him and his coach has given him the freedom to go out there and lead the team.”The only other Boilermaker averaging double-figures in points is Connecticut transfer Marcus White, who is averaging 10.8 points a game, mostly coming off the bench.The triumvirate of Chris Lutz, Chris Hartley and Dillion Bryant leads the Purdue guards. All three have started at least six Big Ten games and are considered good perimeter defenders. Bryant leads the team in assists, posting an average of 2.8 a game.”Their guards are really unselfish. They look for openings for other guys and they are really solid,” sophomore guard Michael Flowers said. “There are still some names on there that people remember as being pretty good players,” Ryan said. “They’ve had games where they have played extremely well. But, sometimes records aren’t indicative of that. Purdue’s a good team, especially at home.”Purdue has especially played well at home against Wisconsin, where until last year’s 77-68 win in Mackey Arena, the Badgers had lost 29 straight in West LaFayette, a streak that dated back to 1972. “We were fortunate to win there last year. Right now, we we’re kind of struggling, but this is going to be a great game to come back and try to rebound on,” Nixon said. “They have a couple key players out, but they are still a good team. They can still give anybody a good run.”last_img read more

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Wellington City Council meeting to start at 5 p.m. instead of 6:30 p.m. on Feb. 4

first_imgSumner Newscow report — The February 4, 2014 Wellington City Council meeting will begin at 5 p.m. at the City Administration building, 317 S. Washington, Wellington, Kansas.  The regular start time of 6:30 p.m. for the City Council meetings will resume with the February 18, 2014 meeting.There is a Wellington High School basketball game scheduled that night when Rose Hill is in town.last_img

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‘Dr. Gwenigale’s Blood Pressure Is 197/90’

first_imgOne of Liberia’s renowned medical doctors has written and informed the Liberian Senate that the blood pressure of Health and Social Welfare Minister, Dr. Walter T. Gwenigale, is currently reading 197/90, and the Minister has been advised to avoid stressful situations.According to a medical report dated October 27, 2014 under the signature of Dr. Robert M. Kpoto of the Medlink Kassas Clinic in Monrovia, Minister Gwenigale is suffering from hypertension cardiovascular disease, which is associated with cardiac-related complications.According to Dr. Gwenigale’s medical report read before plenary yesterday, Dr. Kpoto wrote: “I have monitored Dr. Gwenigale’s blood pressure since October 16, 2014, which according to him sky-rocketed during his briefing at the Senate the previous day October 15, 2014.”Dr. Kpoto noted in his report that his colleague, Dr. Gwenigale is a known hypertensive since 1985 (29 years ago), but his pressure has been under control on medications until his recent encounter with the Senate. The pressure he said has since been unstable still ranging between high and normal, inspite of medications.“This morning, I checked him and his blood pressure is 197/90; his pulse is 88 per minute, but irregularly irregular.I have therefore, asked him to avoid stressful situations, continue his medications and take it easy at work.”Dr. Kpoto, concluding the medical report, wrote: “I will continue to monitor him until his pressure is stable, hopefully within the next 14 days; if his condition is not improved, then I will recommend a cardiologist’s assessment.”Dr. Kpoko’s report indicated that the embattled Minister is currently on prescribed medication.In a brief communication that accompanied the medical report, Dr. Gwenigale, who turns 80 next February (1935) wrote: “Attached,  please find a medical report that shows that my blood pressure is still elevated, and my appearance will make it even worse. I am kindly requesting that you allow me to appear when my health improves. I thank you for your understanding and cooperation…”Dr. Gwenigale was recently cited by the Senate to appear before the Senate with his lawyer to show reason why he should not be held in contempt after he accused members of the Senate Committee on Health of being in support of health workers’ strike action.Since then, his blood pressure has interfered with schedules to appear before members of the upper house.Following yesterday’s communication, retiring Grand Kru County Senator Cletus Segbe Wotorson proffered a motion that the letter be sent to the Health Committee, which is headed by Senator (Dr.) Peter Coleman, who is a medical doctor and a surgeon, to better advise the plenary. “Senator Coleman will advise us so as not to put Dr. Gwenigale in a precarious situation and will caution us as to whether we need to continue with this process, because at 197/90, Dr. Gwenigale shouldn’t be walking around.”The motion was passed despite the expressions of un-readiness by Senators who were suggesting amendments.Bomi County Senator Sando Dazoe Johnson, before the final motion, warned his colleagues that the appearance of Dr. Gwenigale has become a political issue, and that there are attempts by the Executive to make the Liberian Senate look ridiculous. “In order to save our faces, I will suggest that instead of the Minister (Dr. Gwenigale) coming here, and since he says he is sick and can no longer make it, we just forget about him now and let him go on, because this is a delay tactic by Dr. Gwenigale and his boss…we’ve got many things to do for the Liberian people instead of wasting time behind somebody who is stubborn and arrogant.So please accept my amendments that the Liberian Senate drop all charges against Dr. Gwenigale and let him go and sin no more,” Senator Johnson recommended.       Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)last_img read more

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Once In A Lifetime – the 2010 movie

first_img10 June 2011 2010 – Once In A Lifetime: The Movie had its world premiere in Johannesburg on Wednesday night, and broadcasts on local television this weekend to mark the anniversary of South Africa’s successful hosting of the 2010 Fifa World Cup. Co-produced by Anant Singh and directed by Junaid Ahmed, the film captures the passionate commitment and vision of South Africa and its people and the continent of Africa to the beautiful game, celebrating the spirit and the magic the first ever African World Cup. The film integrates inspiring visuals, exhilarating music and compelling interviews with a range of people – Fifa and LOC officials, government representatives, high-profile personalities and the man in the street – and is narrated by international football commentator John Helm. “It was fantastic!”, Sports Minister Fikile Mbalula said after Wednesday’s premiere. “This film is something that every household should keep and it is good for others around the world too, as it allows them to experience South African-ness and African-ness in the hosting of the 2010 World Cup. “Every game and every moment of the World Cup was special, as those who will watch the movie will see,” Mbalula said. “Fantastic work has been done in ensuring that we don’t forget and that we keep the memory of the World Cup alive for many generations to come – the 2010 FIFA World Cup in South Africa like it has never been anywhere else in the world.” Imtiaz Patel, who co-produced the film with Singh, said: “It all started when Anant and I were on a bus from one of the World Cup matches at Soccer City. We were so emotional and caught up in the excitement, and we looked at each other and it was almost as though the thought entered our minds at the same time – that we had to capture this excitement. “The film gives everyone an opportunity to relive the spirit of the World Cup as we look at the event a year later.” Co-produced by Videovision Entertainment and SuperSport, the film will have its television premiere on Friday, 10 June at 8.00pm on DSTV’s SuperSport 3, with broadcasts over the weekend as follows: Friday 10 June 2011: SS3 / SS3A/ SS3N 20:00 – 21:30 Saturday 11 June 2011: SS3 / SS3A/ SS3N 09:30 – 11:00 15:00 – 16:30 21:00 – 22:30 CSN 17:30 – 19:00 Sunday 12 June 2011: SS3 / SS3A /SS3N 00:00 – 01:30 10:00 – 11:30 15:30 – 17:00 21:30 – 23:00 SAinfo reporter Would you like to use this article in your publication or on your website? See: Using SAinfo materiallast_img read more

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NBA: New Cav Jae Crowder recalls mother’s passing the same day he was traded

first_imgLOOK: Venues for 2019 SEA Games Lacson: PH lost about P161.5B tax revenue from big trading partners in 2017 PLAY LIST 03:46Lacson: PH lost about P161.5B tax revenue from big trading partners in 201700:50Trending Articles01:17DTI to cemetery goers: Buy candles and bottled waters in grocery stores, supermarkets01:37Protesters burn down Iran consulate in Najaf01:47Panelo casts doubts on Robredo’s drug war ‘discoveries’01:29Police teams find crossbows, bows in HK university01:35Panelo suggests discounted SEA Games tickets for students02:49Robredo: True leaders perform well despite having ‘uninspiring’ boss02:42PH underwater hockey team aims to make waves in SEA Games Although that day would forever be tragic in Crowder’s eyes, the Marquette-product remains grateful to have an opportunity to play for the top team in the Eastern Conference.“Yeah, that day was tough,” he added. “But it was a good day for my basketball career to move on to an organization like this, like the Cleveland Cavaliers, and be able to put myself in position to play for it all. I couldn’t ask for nothing else.”Crowder enjoyed his best statistical season in the league last year, averaging 13.9 points, 5.8 rebounds and 1.0 steals on 46.3 percent shooting from the field and a career-high 39.8 percent shooting from behind the arc.  Khristian Ibarrola /raADVERTISEMENT Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. “There was a lot going on that day, obviously,” Crowder said, in a video uploaded by Def Pen Hoops on Twitter. “The good thing about the whole ordeal was I was able to whisper it to my mom before she passed. I was with her. I just told her, ‘We’re going to Cleveland.’ And like five minutes later she passed.”Jae Crowder talks about telling his mom about his trade to the #Cavs five minutes before she passed away… pic.twitter.com/UVfZ7dISazFEATURED STORIESSPORTSWATCH: Drones light up sky in final leg of SEA Games torch runSPORTSSEA Games: Philippines picks up 1st win in men’s water poloSPORTSMalditas save PH from shutout— Def Pen Hoops (@DefPenHoops) September 7, 2017Thompson died of cancer on her hospital bed last Aug. 22, the same night the Celtics shipped Thomas, Crowder, Ante Zizic and a 2018 first round pick to the Cavaliers, according to Cleveland.com’s Joe Vardon. WATCH: Streetboys show off slick dance moves in Vhong Navarro’s wedding LATEST STORIES View comments MOST READ Catriona Gray spends Thanksgiving by preparing meals for people with illnessescenter_img SEA Games in Calabarzon safe, secure – Solcom chief Read Next Brace for potentially devastating typhoon approaching PH – NDRRMC Boston Celtics forward Jae Crowder (99) drives past Brooklyn Nets forward Quincy Acy (13) during the fourth quarter of an NBA basketball game, Friday, March 17, 2017, in New York. The Celtics won 98-95. (AP Photo/Julie Jacobson)The Cleveland Cavaliers and Boston Celtics megatrade centered around elite point guards Kyrie Irving and Isaiah Thomas, but versatile forward Jae Crowder was included in the package as well.Speaking to the media during the Cavs’ introductory press conference, the 27-year-old wing player shared how he informed his sick mother, Helen Thompson, that he was going to Cleveland, just minutes before she lost her life.ADVERTISEMENT LOOK: Loisa Andalio, Ronnie Alonte unwind in Amanpulo for 3rd anniversary UAAP Season 80 Preview: Expect the ‘unpredictable’ from La Salle Green Archers E.T. returns to earth, reunites with grown-up Elliott in new ad  UPLB exempted from SEA Games class suspensionlast_img read more

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Pascal Siakam scores career-best 44 as Raptors beat Wizards

first_imgToronto Raptors forward Pascal Siakam celebrates scoring a 3-pointer against the Washington Wizards during the second half of an NBA basketball game Wednesday, Feb. 13, 2019, in Toronto. (Frank Gunn/The Canadian Press via AP)TORONTO — Pascal Siakam isn’t pleased to be taking it easy over All-Star weekend and took out his frustration Wednesday night.Siakam scored a career-high 44 points and grabbed 10 rebounds, OG Anunoby scored a career-best 22 points, and the Toronto Raptors beat the Washington Wizards 129-120 for their sixth straight win.ADVERTISEMENT “If he keeps playing like this, he’s a 2020 All-Star,” Wizards coach Scott Brooks said of Siakam.Toronto’s third-year forward was asked whether his big night was a message to those who passed him over for an All-Star spot this year.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSPrivate companies step in to help SEA Games hostingSPORTSUrgent reply from Philippine ‍football chiefSPORTSPalace wants Cayetano’s PHISGOC Foundation probed over corruption charges“Take it as you want,” Siakam said. “I wish I was going to Charlotte.”Newly signed Raptors guard Jeremy Lin said he was impressed with Siakam’s diverse skill set. Private companies step in to help SEA Games hosting MOST READ US judge bars Trump’s health insurance rule for immigrants Joel Embiid, 76ers send Knicks reeling to 18th straight loss ‘We are too hospitable,’ says Sotto amid SEA Games woes SEA Games hosting troubles anger Duterte PH underwater hockey team aims to make waves in SEA Games PLAY LIST 02:42PH underwater hockey team aims to make waves in SEA Games01:44Philippines marks anniversary of massacre with calls for justice01:19Fire erupts in Barangay Tatalon in Quezon City01:07Trump talks impeachment while meeting NCAA athletes02:49World-class track facilities installed at NCC for SEA Games02:11Trump awards medals to Jon Voight, Alison Krauss Oil plant explodes in Pampanga town LATEST STORIES Grace Poe files bill to protect govt teachers from malicious accusations Down 103-93 to begin the fourth, Washington cut it to 112-111 on a 3-pointer by Bobby Portis with 4:55 left. Lowry replied with a 3 for Toronto, and Siakam made back-to-back baskets, putting Toronto up 119-111 at 3:44.Toronto faced its biggest deficit, 80-68, at 8:48 of the third. The Raptors answered with a 15-0 spurt, reclaiming the lead at 83-80 before Washington called timeout at 4:43. Siakam scored 19 points in the third, and Toronto closed the quarter on a 35-13 run, taking a 103-93 lead into the final quarter.Washington led 65-59 lead at halftime.LINSANITY IN THE NORTHLin played 25 minutes in his Toronto debut after signing earlier in the day. He was recently waived by the Atlanta Hawks.“I almost feel like I’m cheating, jumping into a 40-something win team,” Lin said. “I’m happy to be here.”Lin received a brief ovation when he checked in for Norman Powell at 4:05 of the first. He finished with eight points, five assists and five rebounds.“Even though I was trying to be stoic and figure out what we were going to do on the defensive end, it was very heartwarming,” Lin said. “Every time I’ve come to Toronto, it’s always felt like a home game.”Lin can expect plenty of action when play resumes after the All-Star break. Before the game, the Raptors said guard Fred VanVleet had surgery in New York to repair ligament damage in his left thumb. VanVleet, who was hurt in Saturday’s win at New York, is expected to miss at least three weeks.TIP-INS Wizards: G Tomas Satoransky was inactive because of personal reasons. … The Wizards missed nine of their first 10 attempts from 3-point range. … Washington is 7-23 on the road.Raptors: F Patrick McCaw was inactive because of a sore right shoulder. … Ibaka has scored at least 10 points in 20 straight games, the second-longest streak of his career. He did it in 21 games in 2014. … Siakam made a career-best four 3-pointers, and Anunoby also had a season-high four.THIS IS 40Siakam is the 11th player in Raptors history to reach the 40-point plateau.UP NEXTWizards: Visit Charlotte on Friday, February 22.Raptors: Host San Antonio on Friday, February 22.Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Oil plant explodes in Pampanga town ‘We are too hospitable,’ says Sotto amid SEA Games woes “I knew he was good but tonight was something special,” Lin said. “He showed the full package tonight.”Toronto improved to 13-3 without All-Star Kawhi Leonard, who sat for the second time in four games because of a sore left knee. Leonard also missed last Thursday’s win at Atlanta. Coach Nick Nurse said he wouldn’t mind if Leonard played in Sunday’s All-Star Game.Serge Ibaka had 10 points and 13 rebounds, and Kyle Lowry had 14 points and 13 assists as the Raptors used a big third quarter to overcome a 12-point deficit and post their fifth straight victory over the struggling Wizards.Bradley Beal has 28 points and 11 assists, Jeff Green scored 23 and Jabari Parker 22 as Washington lost for the fifth time in seven games.“We’re down right now,” Brooks said. “We’ve got a lot of work ahead of us.”ADVERTISEMENT Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. View commentslast_img read more

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When it comes to preparation, Virat is similar to Tendulkar: Shastri

first_imgNottingham, Aug 22 (PTI) Virat Kohli’s passion is unmatched and his game sense could only be compared to the legendary Sachin Tendulkar, feels Indian team’s head coach Ravi Shastri. Kohli has so far scored 440 runs with two hundreds in three Tests as India made a comeback with a 203-run win in the Trent Bridge game. “He (Kohli) is very passionate about the game. He loves batting. He loves to do the hard yards. His work ethic is second to none and I have not seen any cricketer. I will put (Sachin) Tendulkar in that bracket when it comes to preparation, visualising situations, how he goes about planning, ability to stay in present — great qualities in any human being,” Shastri told Mike Atherton during an interview for Sky Sports. Shastri said that despite two classic Test match innings 97 and 103 in Nottingham, Kohli will start with a clean slate in the next game. “I promise you that these two innings, he has forgotten. He will take guard as if he has not got runs in this series,” Shastri said. The former all-rounder reiterated that the current fast bowling unit is “best by a mile” in the history of Indian cricket. “Oh by a mile (if they are best group of fast bowlers) and (also in terms of) bench strength. If you look, the two potently best bowlers for English conditions would have been Jasprit Bumrah and Bhuvneshwar Kumar. “We didn’t have them at all right through the ODI series (Bumrah had a fractired wrist and Bhuvneshwar had back issue) and also not at the start of the Test series. So we couldn’t play as a unit, then we have Ishant, and Shami and we have Umesh in the reserves, who is bowling beautifully. They can come into play anytime.”advertisement Terming this as India’s most clinical performance since he took over, Shastri said that the aim will be to be the “best travelling side.” “We know we will thrash teams at home. There’s no chance for opposition if they come to India and if we prepare tracks that suit us. But we want to go outside and win and I think this side can be the best travelling side in the world.” PTI KHS SSCSSClast_img read more

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