NewsTalk ZB 28 November 2017Family First Comment: What the….!!!???“She married her New Zealand husband Matt a year ago, but because of their religious beliefs they didn’t live together before marriage. Witt told Mike Hosking that because of this, when she applied for a partner visa it was denied. “They said that our relationship doesn’t count because we weren’t living together. So I couldn’t actually apply for a visa as his wife.””So the government expects couples to shack up before marrying??Immigration has ruled an English midwife has not lived with her Kiwi husband long enough to stay in the country.Fiona Witt has worked in Auckland for three years. Her work visa expires next month just a few days before Christmas.She married her New Zealand husband Matt a year ago, but because of their religious beliefs they didn’t live together before marriage.Witt told Mike Hosking that because of this, when she applied for a partner visa it was denied.“They said that our relationship doesn’t count because we weren’t living together. So I couldn’t actually apply for a visa as his wife.”Witt said she doesn’t want to go.“I really don’t want to leave my husband or my friends. I don’t know what I’m gonna do,” she tearfully told Hosking.Her employers are doing everything they can to help Witt stay in the country and not be separated from her loved ones in the week before Christmas.http://www.newstalkzb.co.nz/on-air/mike-hosking-breakfast/audio/fiona-witt-i-really-dont-want-to-leave-my-husband/
The attorney also released documents via DropBox allegedly showing evidence of payments from Nike to people connected with former Arizona star Deandre Ayton (who now plays for the Phoenix Suns), as well as Oregon’s Bol Bol, and former UNLV player Brandon McCoy.If my claims about @Nike bribing over 100 players, including some of the biggest stars of the last 5 years, was bogus or baseless, Nike would simply say so. They would flatly deny the allegations & call me out. But they can’t bc they are guilty. So instead, they try and distract.— Michael Avenatti (@MichaelAvenatti) April 7, 2019 Celebrity attorney Michael Avenatti is claiming that Nike “bribed over 100 basketball players” in an effort to get them to attend colleges with Nike contracts.Avenatti, who was arrested in March for allegedly trying to extort more than $20 million from the company by threatening to go public with damaging information, also suggested on Twitter that Nike gave the mother of Duke basketball player Zion Williamson “consulting” fees as a “bribe” to get him to choose that school..@DukeMBB – About this denial by Coach K the other day relating to payments by Nike…Can you please ask Zion Williamson’s mother – Sharonda Sampson – whether she was paid by @nike for bogus “consulting services” in 2016/17 as part of a Nike bribe to get Zion to go to Duke? Thx.— Michael Avenatti (@MichaelAvenatti) April 6, 2019 The documents allege that Ayton’s associates received $83,000 in payments, while those connected to Bol received around $57,000, and McCoy, $30,000.Nike says in response, “Nike firmly believes in ethical and fair play, both in business and sports and won’t be commenting further beyond our statement.”
ELLSWORTH — The second annual Downeast Horizons Color Run/Walk is scheduled for Saturday, May 21, and will take place rain or shine.This family-friendly 5K starts at Downeast Horizons, located at 77 Union Street in Ellsworth. More than 250 runners and volunteers are expected to participate.Registration begins at 7:30 a.m., and the race begins at 9.All participants receive a T-shirt, protective glasses, color powder and temporary tattoos. They are also invited to enjoy a pre-party race in the Downeast Horizons parking lot, which will include a DJ and a photo booth.This is placeholder textThis is placeholder textGranola bars, bananas and water will be served after the race.The overall male and female winners will receive awards.Registration is available online at www.dehi.org, or by calling (855) 894-3599. Pre-race day entrance fees are $25 per person, $30 the day of race.Proceeds from the event will support adults and children with development disabilities by funding social groups, activities and public service messages.
New Delhi: One of India’s best bets for an athletics gold at the upcoming Asian Games, Neeraj Chopra is determined to focus on the job at hand and not put extra pressure on himself.”It is a great honour for me to lead the Indian contingent and carry the country’s flag at such a prestigious event. As far as my preparations for the Asian Games are concerned, I want to say that I am not thinking about any medal or rank, all I want to do is give my best there,” Chopra said in a statement on Thursday. “These three-four months in Europe have been very productive and I got a chance to compete in a lot of competitions in between. I am feeling good and as I said, my only target is give my best in Jakarta,” he added.Chopra will lead the Indian contingent at the opening ceremony of the Asian Games.The 20-year-old has top class credentials by virtue of being the first Indian to win a gold medal at a World Championships. This came courtesy his victory at the 2016 World Youth Championships. But Chopra has continued with his feats in javelin throw.In 2018, Chopra has maintained his fine form, consistently throwing the javelin beyond the 85m mark this year and also has set a new national record of 87.43 at the Doha Diamond League in May.In fact, the five best throws by an Asian athlete this year are all in his name. He has no shortage of titles too. The most significant of these was the gold medal at the Commonwealth Games at the Gold Coast in Australia which made Chopra only the first Indian javelin thrower to win that competition.Chopra will however not be overconfident in Jakarta. Amongst his competitors is Chinese Taipei’s Chao Tsun-Cheng who holds the Asian record of 91.36m. However Cheng has been very inconsistent and has failed to produce his best throw when it has mattered most. IANS
Today, I was given the impossible task of writing something in a newspaper not relevant or related to the election. So I’m writing about the only thing almost as interesting and important as choosing our next president: choosing the head coach of USC football, of course.Tal Volk | Daily TrojanTop dog · First year head coach Clay Helton has turned his season around after starting 1-3, with all the losses coming away from the Coliseum. Now Helton is preparing the 6-3 Trojans to play undefeated No. 4 Washington.I’ve been wrong plenty of times in my four years as a Daily Trojan columnist — picking USC to lose at Stanford in 2014, endorsing Max Browne as our best bet at quarterback this year and defending former defensive coordinator Justin Wilcox on numerous occasions, just to name a few.But I’ve never been more off in one of my assessments than I was at this exact point in the season last year.It was the Wednesday before USC took on Washington. The Trojans were hosting the Huskies the following day, as part of the Pac-12 conferences Thursday night game schedule. It was the first time Washington head coach Chris Petersen and USC’s then-head coach Steven Sarkisian were set to duke it out from the sidelines after settling in on their new jobs.Both had been considered for the USC job that had been vacant after the 2013 season — when former head coach Lane Kiffin was fired in the middle of the year and Ed Orgeron famously stormed off from the interim job after it was announced he was not in consideration for the full-time gig before the team’s bowl game. Then-athletic director Pat Haden ultimately tapped Sarkisian — who was Washington’s head coach at the time — and Petersen jumped from his mid-major conference job at Boise State to the opening with the Trojan’s northernmost Pac-12 rival about a week later.I had a take on that decision before the game, and offered the following conclusion in hindsight:“Should the Trojans have hired Petersen over Sarkisian? Probably not.”Sure enough, Petersen’s unranked Washington team upset the No. 17 Trojans in the Coliseum 17-12, and Sarkisian was dismissed from his position later that week due to a substance abuse problem. Sarkisian no longer has a head coaching job, while Petersen has led the Huskies to an undefeated season and No. 4 ranking. If the season were to end today, Washington would hold the final spot in the College Football Playoff.I’d be remiss not to mention a third major player in all these decisions: Clay Helton. When Orgeron quit the interim head coaching job before the Trojans’ bowl game in 2014, it was Helton who was given the keys to house-sit the Trojan estate for the month of December, before Sarkisian was given ownership for the start of the 2014 season.Helton was able to take command and earn the respect of the Trojans, as their third head coach that season, and lead the team to a definitive 45-20 victory over ranked, then-11-1 Fresno State team.In a slightly larger sample size, after Sarkisian’s tenure went up in flames in the middle of the 2015 season, Helton got another chance as USC’s interim head coach, and he put together a 5-2 streak. The Trojans fell 41-31 at then-No. 14 Notre Dame, when Helton was given less than a week to prepare the team. The Trojans also lost at then-No. 23 Oregon 48-28. But between those two losses, Helton put together a four-game winning streak in conference play, including a huge 42-24 win at home against then-No. 3 Utah. Then, in the the one truly must-win game for any lifelong Trojan fan, USC beat up on then-No. 22 UCLA, winning 40-21. They won back the Victory Bell for the Trojans for the first time in four years, and despite three loses in conference play, earned the Trojans a Pac-12 South division title and an appearance in the Pac-12 Championship.Then cue the next move by Haden that is still being examined in 20-20 hindsight. Before even playing the Pac-12 championship game later that week, and way before the Trojans’ season would ultimately end after a then-to be determined bowl game, Haden promoted Helton from the interim head coach to the full-time program head. It was a 180-degree turn from his handling of a popular interim head coach in Orgeron.What followed was about the worst possible start Helton or Haden could have imagined. The Trojans were blown out by Stanford for the second time that season in the Pac-12 title game, and then were defeated by Wisconsin in the Holiday Bowl. The 2016 season was even more brutal, featuring a 52-6 beatdown against the defending national champion in Alabama, another definitive defeat to Stanford and a last minute loss to divisional rival Utah all in the span of four games.But then Helton and the Trojans turned it around. Despite some mounting pressure and questioning of his credentials, the Trojans won five conference games in a row and jumped right back into the divisional title picture.And that leaves us right where we are today. The Trojans have a chance for a big conference win, playing the one team in the conference sitting in a playoff spot. Though it’s not in the friendly confines of the Coliseum, it has to bring back memories of last year’s Utah game, which the Trojans won by three possessions.The matchup begs a new set of big 20-20 hindsight questions: Should the Trojans have gone for Petersen when they first had the chance in 2014, or is Helton the right guy for the job long-term?Of course, the hiring of Sarkisian went through less vetting than it needed, but it’s too hard to guess whether Petersen really would have been the best fit here. No one besides Petersen and Haden really know how much interest was on either side.What we can say at this point is that if a guy like Petersen is the key to leading Washington to prominence, we have a pretty comparable man leading our program. Of course, Helton’s tenure as an interim head coach is no comparison to Petersen’s success at Boise State, which maybe would give him an edge over Helton on recruiting trails.But both are likable, trustworthy men who players like to play for, and parents like to see their kids sign with. If the Trojans can prove that they really stack up with Washington this Saturday, it could be a great sign of what’s to come in the near future with Helton in charge.Luke Holthouse is a senior majoring in policy, planning and development and print and digital journalism. His column, “Holthouse Party,” runs on Wednesday.
Newsroom GuidelinesNews TipsContact UsReport an Error HOUSTON — Clippers reserve guard Austin Rivers was averaging 6.9 points in 16.0 minutes through eight games of the playoffs ahead of Game 2 Wednesday against the Houston Rockets in the Western Conference semifinals.Those numbers don’t knock anyone dead. But his performances in Game 4 against the Spurs in the first round and Game 1 against the Rockets have “money player” written all over them.After the Clippers lost 100-73 to the Spurs in Game 3 in San Antonio, they were in desperate need of a victory. Rivers went out and scored 16 big points on 7-of-8 shooting in 17 minutes, helping his father’s team to a 114-105 victory and, more importantly, avoiding a 3-1 deficit as that victory tied the series 2-2.Both Chris Paul and Blake Griffin said were it not for Rivers, the Clippers would have lost that game. “Austin has always been confident, but I think all of them are confident,” the elder Rivers said. “I can’t imagine a player in the NBA that doesn’t have great confidence. If he is, he’s not going to be here very long.” Austin Rivers, just 22, said the key to his play Monday was being himself, as his pops suggested.“I can only be myself,” he said. “I can’t run the same sets he (Paul) runs, there are sets I run that he can’t run. We’re two different players and two different people.” Road warriorsThrough eight games of the postseason, the Clippers had won three games on the road – two at San Antonio and the one Monday at Houston. That is not so astonishing because the Clippers tied the Rockets with the second-best road record during the regular season at 26-15. Only Golden State was better at 28-13.Doc Rivers can’t quite put his finger on that, but he tried.“Yeah, I don’t know,” he said. “We have been good on the road all year and I don’t know why. You never know why. You have teams some years that you think will be good road teams and are not and you have teams … I’ve never figured out why.“This team just likes to play basketball, I think, is why, to me. They just like the game and it doesn’t matter where they’re playing and they just enjoy playing.”Fun with fansThe Clippers’ coach had some fun back-and-forth banter with Rockets fans behind him after they chided him for intentionally fouling Dwight Howard. When Rockets coach Kevin McHale later did the same thing to DeAndre Jordan, Rivers wanted to know from the fans whey they weren’t booing their coach.Some fans were laughing. Apparently, Doc Rivers knows where and when he can get away with this. “I like to engage because they’re going to engage you anyway, so get it over with is the way I look at it,” he said. “Sometimes you know not to when they’re in mean spirit. I have always found the fans, for the most part, to be … you know, they want to cheer for their team and enjoy the game and there are places where I don’t ever turn around because they’re just … and then there are some places you can have some fun.”He wouldn’t say which fans he doesn’t mess with. Fast-forward to Monday’s Game 1 against the Rockets. Paul was out with a hamstring injury, Rivers started in his place – he did so again Wednesday when Paul was ruled out for Game 2 – and scored 17 points in the Clippers’ 117-101 victory. He was 5 of 12 from the field, 4 of 6 from 3-point range. He also had four steals and doled out three assists in 28 minutes.Teammate J.J. Redick, who like Rivers played his college ball at Duke, is not one bit surprised at what the younger Rivers has done. “As a player at this level, you have to have something, whether it’s enormous physical talent or size or length or athleticism,” Redick said. “Or you have to be, you know, I don’t know how to put this without using profanity, but you have to be a mother (expletive), you know?“You’ve gotta have an edge. You do, and he has that. He has a belief in himself and that goes a long way.”Coach Doc Rivers believes his son simply has what every player in the NBA possesses.
NO. 1: NBA: CLIPPERS at LAKERSDetails/TV: Staples Center, Friday, 7:30 p.m., ESPN, Prime, TWCS:Commissioner Adam Silver’s silver lining to swapping out Donald T. Sterling for Steve Ballmer in the NBA hierarchy is that everyone wants a piece of the new guy now – but in a good way. During an appearance on Jim Rome’s Showtime show recently, Ballmer tried to explain why he’s trying to get fans to commit to arriving early and helping the players get all geeked up before the game starts, even if there’s this tradition of arriving late because of difficult traffic around Staples Center: “We’re comin’ baby – we’re committed, we’re focused, we’ve got one of the most outstanding teams and we have one of the most outstanding coaches, we’re gonna support this team, starting with me and through the fan base, we’ll be the best can be and we’re gonna get after it totally, 100, 200, 600 percent – boom – and we will have the best year we know how.” There has been no rebuttal posted from the current Lakers ownership family – maybe only a subtle reminder that this is a Lakers’ home game, so not even Ballmer will get that customary courtside seat he’s been getting used to in the preseason. Ballmer’s $2 billion payoff may be personal – it’s allowed him to squeeze into a Clippers jersey (with a heavily bandaged right shoulder) and get on the cover of Bloomberg Businessweek magazine under the headline “Basket Ballmer.” Get it? The 6-foot-5 Detroit native may not be ready to ask Doc Rivers for some playing time – at 58, he’s no doubt a little Microsoft on defense. So let’s see how many Clippers fans come to this one on Halloween night dressed up as him. The rest of Staples Center is convinced they’ll see Kobe Bryant dressed as the Black Mamba. “I think Kobe is going to have an unbelievable year,” said TNT analyst Greg Anthony. “I don’t know if we’ve ever had a player whose skillset has evolved as well as his has. You go back before his injury and he had his most efficient season ever. He’s at a state in his career where he can match his intellectual talents with his athletic ability to compensate for what he’s lost individually. He is up there in years, but his skillset will offset what he has lost athletically.” So if the Lakers open against Dwight Howard and Houston on Tuesday (Staples Center, 7:30 p.m., TNT), you’d guess Bryant would sit out the next night in Phoenix (Wednesday, 7 p.m., TWCS) before this first of four meetings with the Clippers during the regular season. This game turns out to be on the wrong end of a season-opening back-to-back scheduling trap for Ballmer’s ballers, after they start Thursday against Kevin Durant-deficient Oklahoma City (Staples Center, 7:30 p.m., TNT).NO. 2: HORSE RACING: 31st BREEDERS’ CUP CLASSIC: KANSAS CITY vs. SAN FRANCISCO: GAME 6Details/TV: At Kansas City, Tuesday, 5 p.m., Ch. 11:According to MLB record books, the Giants needed only four games in 2012 and five in 2010 to win the World Series. The 1985 Royals lost the first game of that series at home, but came back to win Games 6 and 7 in Kansas City. Which of those series does this one look like it might mirror most?If necessary: Game 7 at Kansas City, Wednesday, 5 p.m., Ch. 11NO. 4: COLLEGE FOOTBALL WEEK 10UCLA vs. ARIZONADetails/TV: The Rose Bowl, Saturday, 7:30 p.m., ESPN:A year ago was Myles Jack’s coming-out party against the Wildcats, as he made eight tackles with a fumble recovery on defense and ran the ball six times for 120 yards and a TD in a 31-26 win at Tucson. Ishmael Adams’ interception with 1:46 to play sealed the Bruins’ victory.NO. 5: COLLEGE FOOTBALL WEEK 10USC at WASHINGTON STATEDetails/TV: Saturday, 1:30 p.m., Pac-12 Network:Remember way back when – the second game of the 2013 season – when the Cougars last faced the Trojans and pulled off a 10-7 triumph at the Coliseum? Neither do we. The last time the Trojans were forced to travel to the Palouse was four years ago, resulting in a 50-14 victory before some 24,000 fans who saw three TD passes (and two picks) by Matt Barkley. After this game, USC takes a bye week, then its last three games are all in Southern California.NO. 6: COLLEGE FOOTBALL: WEEK 10:AUBURN at OLE MISS:Details/TV: Saturday, 4 p.m., ESPNSTANFORD at OREGONDetails/TV: Saturday, 4:30 p.m., Ch. 11NOTRE DAME at NAVYDetails/TV: Saturday, 5 p.m., Ch. 2AIR FORCE at ARMYDetails/TV: Saturday, 11:30 a.m., Ch. 2UTAH at ARIZONA STATEDetails/TV: Saturday, 8 p.m., FS1Since the AP writers’ poll (it means nothing) and the USA Today Coaches’ poll (it doesn’t mean much more) have been only moderately helpful to date, the first College Football Playoff Selection Committee Top 25 rankings will lay down the law on Tuesday (ESPN, 4:30 p.m.), following the ninth week of the regular season. There’s no need to even wait for the outcome of these games to start any heated discussion about which team should be the No. 4 seed. Yet, the process continues for the next five weeks until the final four teams are announced and paired up on what has been called Selection Sunday on Dec. 7. Then, and only then, will be know which bowl Navy, based on its strength of schedule, has won the right to participate in.NO. 7: NFL: WEEK 8WASHINGTON at DALLASDetails/TV: Monday, 5:30 p.m., ESPN:NFL: WEEK 9NEW ORLEANS at CAROLINADetails/TV: Thursday, 5:25 p.m., NFL NetworkARIZONA at DALLASDetails/TV: Sunday, 10 a.m., Channel 11SAN DIEGO at MIAMIDetails/TV: Sunday, 10 a.m., Ch. 2DENVER at NEW ENGLANDDetails/TV: Sunday, 1:25 p.m., Ch. 2BALTIMORE at PITTSBURGHDetails/TV: Sunday, 5:30 p.m., Ch. 4If you’ve been paying attention to the CBS promos, its Thursday night sit-com lineup anchored by “Big Bang Theory” gets back into synch this week, because the network’s run of eight Thursday night simulcast games with the NFL Network has thankfully expired.NO. 8: NHL: KINGS at PHILADELPHIADetails/TV: Tuesday, 4 p.m., FSW:It was bound to happen, considering the Kings took full advantage of playing seven of their first eight games this season at home. Now, a brutal five-game journey starts here and continues this week through Pittsburgh (Thursday, 4 p.m., FSW), Detroit (Friday, 4:30 p.m., Prime Ticket) and Carolina (Sunday, 2 p.m., FSW). Remember to pack a clean set of false teeth.NO. 9: COLLEGE BASKETBALL:UCLA vs. AZUSA PACIFICDetails/TV: At Pauley Pavilion, Friday, 7:30 p.m.:The fact a game can be played in Pauley Pavilion just a few months after that disastrous water main break is enough to check it out. No life jackets required – it’s just an exhibition.NO. 10: FORMULA 1: UNITED STATES GRAND PRIXDetails/TV: At Austin, Tex., Sunday, noon, Ch. 4:The first two years of this event at the Circuit of The Americas course had the 100,000-seat-plus facility packed, but they found the cooler temperatures in mid-November a bit too challenging. This year’s event is moved up two weeks to try to capture warmer conditions. Germany’s Sebastian Vettel won the event a year ago in his Red Bull Racing Renault, his eighth victory in a row at the time, en route to capturing his fourth straight F1 championship. Britain’s Lewis Hamilton, winner of the inaugural U.S. Grand Prix in Austin in 2012, has won nine of the 16 races this season and easily leads the driver ’14 standings in his Mercedes, while the winless Vettel is fifth with two races left after this one. Qualifying is Saturday (10 a.m., Ch. 4)BONUS EVENT:SPECIAL: “SKYSCRAPER LIVE WITH NIK WALLENDA”Details/TV: Sunday, 4 p.m., Discovery:The guy who has already gone tight on a rope over Niagara Falls without falling and traversing part of the Grand Canyon without a grand failure now has a two-part high-wire walk that could blow away any Windy City veteran inhabitant. On what’s likely a likely chilly November evening, the acrobat/entertainer is daring enough to first go the length of two city blocks up a 15-degree angle 50 stories up over the Chicago River. In part two, he’ll wear a blindfold and go from the west to the east tower of the 65-story Marina City building on State Street in downtown Windy City. Why wouldn’t you want to see this? “The public is fascinated with a guy on TV that could die at any second,” Wallenda told Outside magazine. “Look at these high-speed chases in L.A. Huge coverage. Now, do they wanna see me die? I don’t think so.” The 35-year-old grandson of the late, great Karl Wallenda said he got the idea of doing this second walk with the blindfold after having Lasik surgery last year. That would give anyone a new perspective on life, eh? So, from the channel that gives you Shark Week, “Fast N’ Loud,” and “Dude, You’re Screwed,” comes this giant GoPro-friendly event also streaming on www.skyscraperlive.com Newsroom GuidelinesNews TipsContact UsReport an Error Details/TV: At Santa Anita Park, Saturday, 5:35 p.m., Ch. 4:Even though both are 3-year-olds, California Chrome and Shared Belief have never raced against each other. Trainer Jerry Hollendorfer has the favorite in the $5 million Classic – that’s Shared Belief, the Jim Rome-owned thoroughbred unbeaten in seven starts. Trainer Art Sherman has the major contender, California Chrome, the Kentucky Derby and Preakness winner who, in his last two races, hasn’t hit the pay window. Now, they finally go from the same starting gate. “Horse of the Year is going to be on the line in this race, and a lot of horses can win it,” Sherman said. “Jerry, my old buddy, is going to be 6-to-5. He’s absolutely the one to beat.” As for Chrome’s sixth-place finish at the recent Pennsylvania Derby after going fourth at the Preakness: “Every time a horse throws in a clunker you get concerned,” Sherman said. “He hasn’t had the trip at all in his last two races. You hate to cry wolf, but you haven’t seen the Chrome that I know. … He needs to be in the clear turning for home. If he is, then let’s see who the best horse is down the stretch.” Fifteen of the record 201 horses entered in the two-day event are signed up for the 1¼-mile Classic, including Belmont winner Tonalist. During Friday’s first day, it’s the $1 million Juvenile Turf (2:25 p.m.), the $1 million Dirt Mile (3:05 p.m.), the $1 million Juvenile Fillies Turf (3:50 p.m.) and the $2 million Distaff (4:35 p.m.)Saturday’s schedule leading to the Classic includes: $2 million Juvenile Fillies (12:05 p.m.), $2 million Filly and Mare Turf (12:45 p.m.), $1 million Filly and Mare Sprint (1:20 p.m.), $1 million Turf Sprint (2:05 p.m.), $2 million Juvenile (2:45 p.m.), $3 million Turf (3:20 p.m.), $1.5 million Sprint (4 p.m.) and $2 million Mile (4:40 p.m.)NBC’s coverage of the Classic goes from 5-to-6 p.m. on Channel 4; All other races are on NBCSN on Friday (2-to-5 p.m.) and Saturday (11:30 a.m.-to-5 p.m.)NO. 3: 110th WORLD SERIES
Maybe Lonzo Ball of the Los Angeles Lakers can do it all.Fans have seen him play basketball, heard him rap and seen him promote the Big Baller Brand.Now it is time to see the Lakers rookie perform as an actor.Ball made his acting debut on the Season 3 finale for the show ‘Fuller House,’ a spin off of the 90s show ‘Full House,’ that airs on Netflix. Lonzo Ball makes an appearance on Fuller House 😂😂pic.twitter.com/3KGNUUAuM3— NC 🎄☃️ (@NCommentarys) December 23, 2017While Lonzo’s professional basketball career and popularity continues to grow, so could many more acting opportunities in future.REACTION: Newsroom GuidelinesNews TipsContact UsReport an Error AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MOREUCLA alum Kenny Clark signs four-year contract extension with Packers My God, it’s Lonzo Ball @fullerhouse— Bruno Campos (@brunorsrap) December 22, 2017 Lonzo Ball is definitely the last person I expected to see on an episode of Fuller House lmfao— Michaela (@mfmii) December 22, 2017 Earlier this month, Ball was also in this Twitter video below. The video encourages viewers to sign up for the social media platform. How in the world is lonzo ball on fuller house— kelly (@_kellytrann) December 24, 2017 Lonzo ball is in fuller house 😂😂— chad konik (@chadkonik9) December 23, 2017
Stanley Cup Final 2019: Bruins’ David Krejci makes unbelievable block to save goal Stanley Cup 2019: Blues’ Ivan Barbashev suspended one game for high hit on Bruins’ Marcus Johansson This one was not without controversy, though.On Perron’s goal, Tyler Bozak appeared to not be called for a trip on Noel Acciari, which led directly to the Blues finding the back of the net. Related News The second period begins with some great chances from the Blues, and then Zach Sanford and Ryan O’Reilly connected for this beauty. #stlblues #WeAllBleedBlue pic.twitter.com/dX5i9ebO65— St. Louis Blues (@StLouisBlues) June 7, 2019The special teams differenceIn Game 2 the Blues let the Bruins get going with a power-play goal on their first chance of the night. In Game 3, they allowed them to score four times in four power plays on four shots.Over and over again, it was said the Blues had to be better against the Bruins’ power play to get a leg up in this series. Well, in Game 4, St. Louis held Boston to 0 for 2 on the power play, and in Game 5, it held them to 0 for 3.It isn’t a coincidence the Blues won those two games. On prime scoring opportunities, St. Louis kept the Bruins from scoring. That’s how teams compete and win. That is what leads our three takeaways.Here are three takeaways from the Blues’ Game 5 winReferees point of discussion once againIt simply keeps happening. Game after game after game in these Stanley Cup playoffs, the referees are becoming the focus. In the Western Conference semis the Avalanche had a game-tying goal disallowed on a controversial offsides, then in the Western Conference finals, the Sharks scored against the Blues immediately following an uncalled hand pass.Now, in Game 5, of the Stanley Cup Final, the Blues took a critical 2-0 lead after Tyler Bozak appeared to get away with a trip on Noel Acciari. We can say that all we want, but watch the play for yourself and decide whether it was a trip or not.Bozak upends Noel Acciari#STLBlues #NHLBruins #StanleyCup pic.twitter.com/LSA8Ghk1ra— Lucas 🔁 Luke (@LucasOrLukeIDC) June 7, 2019That was an absolutely pivotal play because Boston found the net just minutes later to cut the lead to 2-1. If a penalty is called on Bozak, the game is at least tied going into the closing minutes.We don’t really have a solution for this situation ourselves, we just wanted to point out what happened and let you come up with your own conclusion. Was this a trip? Or wasn’t it?Ryan O’Reilly appreciation postNo, Ryan O’Reilly hasn’t put the puck in the net all that much this postseason. Coming into Game 5 he had five goals in 23 games and that might get some to suggest he hasn’t been all that good. Those people don’t know what they’re talking about.While O’Reilly has been very good in the passing game, assisting on 13 goals in 23 games, his defense has truly been where he has excelled. That was glaringly evident in Game 2 when Patrice Bergeron was rendered virtually useless and it has once again been on display in Games 4 and 5, which the Blues have controlled much of the way.O’Reilly’s greatness can’t be measured by how many goals he scores, but that doesn’t mean he can’t put the puck in the net. In fact, he was the player to break the scoreless tie in Game 5. Now does he have your attention? The Blues are one win away from their first championship.Thanks to goals from David Perron and Ryan O’Reilly and 38 saves from Jordan Binnington, the Blues defeated the Bruins in Boston to take a 3-2 series lead.
B&H tennis player Mirza Bašić has qualified for the second round of the qualifications for the ATP tournament in Bucharest, which is being played for an award of 426.605 Euros.In the first round of qualifications, Bašić beat Victor Crivoi with 7:5, 4:6, 6:4.In the second round of qualifications, the 22 year old from Sarajevo will play Pere Riba and Rumun Andrei Patrui from Spain.Damir Džumhur and Aldin Šetkić were defeated at the start of qualifications.The best B&H tennis player Damir Džumhur, who was fifth in the qualifying carrier, was defeated in the first round by Swiss Henri Laaksonen with 4:6, 1:6, while Šetkić lost to Egor Gerasimov from Belaraus with 4:6, 4:6.(Source: klix.ba)