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Sellas Tetteh should be appointed U-20 Coach for good:Frimpong Manso


first_imgFormer Ghana coach Frimpong Manso wants Coach Sellas Tetteh to be handed over the U20 coaching job permanently.Sellas Tetteh over the last six years has established himself at the U20 level having won one gold and bronze medal at the World Cup, a gold and silver at the African Youth Championship and the West African Championship.The Former Liberty Professionals trainer made a return to the Black Satellites team after then substantive coach Maxwell Konadu was assigned to assist with the Black Stars.After Ghana’s performance at the just ended tournament in Turkey, there have been suggestions that Coach Sellas Tetteh should be given the permanent responsibility of grooming the future stars.“If we look back at 2009 and what he did and what he has done this year then I think he has got something good to offer at this level,” said former Ghana coach Frimpong Manso“For me it will be in the right direction if he’s given 4 years or more in charge of the Black Satellites team. “At the U20 level he has done very well so I will agree with anybody who says he should be given let’s say four years mandate at that level.”last_img read more

LeBron James, Lakers outmuscle Giannis Antetokounmpo, Bucks


first_img Lakers practice early hoping to answer all questions AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MOREUCLA alum Kenny Clark signs four-year contract extension with PackersIt was a win that clinched the Lakers’ first playoff berth since 2013, ending an unprecedented run of futility for a franchise that had mostly known success. But the result was a reminder of the potential that they still can reach.“I came here to put this team and put this franchise back where they needed to be,” James said. “The league is not what it is if the Lakers are not winning.”The evening unfolded entirely in James’ comfort zone. The possessions slowed, allowing him to work the half-court offense methodically. The whistles were blown freely, giving James another weapon on his drives as he drew contact time after time – and he even converted the free-throw attempts he got (12 for 15). He finished with 37 points, eight rebounds and seven assists.While James is likely too far behind in key statistics and wins to catch Antetokounmpo for the actual award, throughout the stellar second half, he was bathed by the reverberating cheers in Staples Center: “M-V-P! M-V-P!”James has been here before. And Antetokounmpo still looks up to him. “Whenever you bring the ball down, whenever you go against him, you can feel greatness,” he said. “I’ve said it in the past: that’s what I want to be.”Antetokounmpo got numbers with 32 points, 12 rebounds and six assists, but his night wasn’t efficient, shooting 10 for 21. Whereas in December, he stroked 3-pointers with ease, he was 1 for 6 from deep – a key change in the rematch.Several Lakers pointed to James taking on his MVP counterpart as a turning point in the game. When Anthony Davis racked up three fouls in the first half, leading to a tedious 19-point first quarter, the Lakers realized a change was necessary. James told Davis to take Wes Matthews to start the half – he would take Antetokounmpo.James wound up with three steals. His energy had a trickle-down effect on the Lakers’ roster.“I felt like the way he played tonight, it was like Defensive Player of the Year type of defense,” veteran guard Avery Bradley said. “And whenever he plays with that intensity, I feel like it gets everyone going. We’ve been saying it all year, it’s contagious. When our leaders are able to play at that level, man, it raises everybody’s intensity.”On a night when their 3-point shots were not falling (6 for 32), the Lakers (48-13) made it a fight in a phonebooth, their superior physicality winning out. The Lakers won the rebounding battle (52-46) and had more points in the paint (50-46).It felt very much like a classic playoff game that James, even at 35, still has the power to take over. In the same game he became the third man ever to score at least 34,000 points, he also hammered a dunk onto the face of Brook Lopez, an all-defensive team candidate.James broke his team out of a halftime deadlock with nine points in the first four minutes, then fanned that spark into a control-clinching 18-0 run. While he led his team in scoring, it was his ability to uncork Anthony Davis (30 points) in a blistering two-man game that showcased how dangerous their pick-and-roll will be even against the NBA’s best.Davis closed with a flourish, scoring 25 points in the second half (as did James). After a foul-plagued first half, Davis said the big difference was simply “being in the game.”Four other Bucks (53-10) scored in double figures, notably Donte DiVincenzo with 17. But Milwaukee’s 3-point-centric scheme faltered, as they too shot a subpar 28 percent from deep.Related Articles [email protected] spoke postgame with @LakersReporter about trusting in his game after getting in early foul trouble to finish with 30 PTS & 9 REB. #Lakers pic.twitter.com/r0MxX3obUL— Spectrum SportsNet (@SpectrumSN) March 7, 2020 How athletes protesting the national anthem has evolved over 17 years Trail Blazers, Grizzlies advance to NBA play-in game; Suns, Spurs see playoff dreams dashed Trail Blazers beat Grizzlies in play-in, earn first-round series with the Lakers Lakers, Clippers schedules set for first round of NBA playoffs The air in Staples Center crackled with electricity on the possessions when James and Antetokounmpo were matched up one-on-one. Among the more memorable sequences came one in the third quarter: James backed down the Greek Freak, scoring on a goaltending call when Antetokounmpo reached a gigantic hand through the net. The Bucks star knocked down a 3-pointer on the other end, momentarily quieting the chants starting to circulate Staples Center. But they only grew again, as James drove in for a tough layup against Antetokounmpo and Middleton.James got the last laugh, a dunk in the game’s final 30 seconds before subbing out.It will be the final word between these teams until at least June, the earliest time they could meet in the NBA Finals. Evening the series offered a look at what the Lakers would bring to the table in that tantalizing hypothetical.“A lot of times in the playoffs, that’s what the playoff games feel like: You’re exerting so much energy on the defensive end, that it’s not just a track meet, and you don’t get as many easy buckets in transition,” Coach Frank Vogel said. “But down the stretch, you have to control the pace and make sure you get a good shot every time down. And our guys were great at just executing at crunch time while they made their runs.””I came here to put this franchise back where they needed to be. The league is not what it is if the Lakers are not winning.” @KingJames postgame with @LakersReporter on the #Lakers clinching a playoff spot. pic.twitter.com/vn4EcNUQbq— Spectrum SportsNet (@SpectrumSN) March 7, 2020 LeBron ⚔️ Giannis @KingJames (37 PTS) & The Greek Freak (32 PTS) DUEL as the @Lakers prevail in the battle of conference No. 1’s! pic.twitter.com/PQdghAhJ8A— NBA (@NBA) March 7, 2020 PreviousMilwaukee Bucks center Robin Lopez, left, and Los Angeles Lakers center JaVale McGee greet each other after an NBA basketball game Friday, March 6, 2020, in Los Angeles. (AP Photo/Mark J. Terrill)Lakers forward Anthony Davis is defended by Bucks center Brook Lopez during Friday’s game at Staples Center. (Photo by Scott Varley, Daily Breeze/SCNG)Milwaukee Bucks forward Giannis Antetokounmpo #34 brings the ball up the court at Staples Center in Los Angeles on Friday, Mar. 6, 2020. (Photo by Scott Varley, Daily Breeze/SCNG) SoundThe gallery will resume insecondsLos Angeles Lakers forward LeBron James #23 is defended by Milwaukee Bucks forward Khris Middleton #22 at Staples Center in Los Angeles on Friday, Mar. 6, 2020. (Photo by Scott Varley, Daily Breeze/SCNG)Milwaukee Bucks forward Giannis Antetokounmpo #34 is fouled by Los Angeles Lakers center JaVale McGee #7 as he tried to drive the ball between McGee and LeBron James, left, at Staples Center in Los Angeles on Friday, Mar. 6, 2020. (Photo by Scott Varley, Daily Breeze/SCNG)Los Angeles Lakers guard Danny Green #14 and Milwaukee Bucks guard Wesley Matthews #9 wrestle for a loose ball resulting in a jump ball at Staples Center in Los Angeles on Friday, Mar. 6, 2020. (Photo by Scott Varley, Daily Breeze/SCNG)Milwaukee Bucks forward Giannis Antetokounmpo #34 brings the ball up the court at Staples Center in Los Angeles on Friday, Mar. 6, 2020. (Photo by Scott Varley, Daily Breeze/SCNG)Milwaukee Bucks center Robin Lopez #42 commits an offensive foul on Los Angeles Lakers forward Markieff Morris #88 as he dunks at Staples Center in Los Angeles on Friday, Mar. 6, 2020. (Photo by Scott Varley, Daily Breeze/SCNG)Los Angeles Lakers forward Anthony Davis #3 tries to find a way around Milwaukee Bucks forward Giannis Antetokounmpo #34 at Staples Center in Los Angeles on Friday, Mar. 6, 2020. (Photo by Scott Varley, Daily Breeze/SCNG)Los Angeles Lakers forward Kyle Kuzma #0 shoots over Milwaukee Bucks center Brook Lopez #11 at Staples Center in Los Angeles on Friday, Mar. 6, 2020. (Photo by Scott Varley, Daily Breeze/SCNG)Los Angeles Lakers forward LeBron James #23 scores a 3-pointer over Milwaukee Bucks guard Wesley Matthews #9 at Staples Center in Los Angeles on Friday, Mar. 6, 2020. (Photo by Scott Varley, Daily Breeze/SCNG)Milwaukee Bucks forward Giannis Antetokounmpo, knocks down Los Angeles Lakers forward Anthony Davis as he drives to the basket during the first half of an NBA basketball game Friday, March 6, 2020, in Los Angeles. (AP Photo/Mark J. Terrill)Los Angeles Lakers forward LeBron James, left, knocks the ball from the hands of Milwaukee Bucks forward Giannis Antetokounmpo, center, as center JaVale McGee defends during the first half of an NBA basketball game Friday, March 6, 2020, in Los Angeles. (AP Photo/Mark J. Terrill)Milwaukee Bucks forward Giannis Antetokounmpo dunks during the first half of an NBA basketball game against the Los Angeles Lakers Friday, March 6, 2020, in Los Angeles. (AP Photo/Mark J. Terrill)Los Angeles Lakers forward LeBron James, left, tries to pass as Milwaukee Bucks forward Giannis Antetokounmpo guards him during the first half of an NBA basketball game Friday, March 6, 2020, in Los Angeles. (AP Photo/Mark J. Terrill)Los Angeles Lakers forward Anthony Davis, right, shoots as Milwaukee Bucks forward Giannis Antetokounmpo defends during the first half of an NBA basketball game Friday, March 6, 2020, in Los Angeles. (AP Photo/Mark J. Terrill)Milwaukee Bucks forward Giannis Antetokounmpo, right, drives to the basket as Los Angeles Lakers forward Anthony Davis defends during the first half of an NBA basketball game Friday, March 6, 2020, in Los Angeles. (AP Photo/Mark J. Terrill)Los Angeles Lakers forward LeBron James, center, shoots as Milwaukee Bucks center Robin Lopez, left, and forward Giannis Antetokounmpo defend during the first half of an NBA basketball game Friday, March 6, 2020, in Los Angeles. (AP Photo/Mark J. Terrill)Los Angeles Lakers forward Anthony Davis, left, shoots as Milwaukee Bucks forward Giannis Antetokounmpo defends during the first half of an NBA basketball game Friday, March 6, 2020, in Los Angeles. (AP Photo/Mark J. Terrill)Los Angeles Lakers forward LeBron James, left, knocks the ball from the hands of Milwaukee Bucks forward Giannis Antetokounmpo during the first half of an NBA basketball game Friday, March 6, 2020, in Los Angeles. (AP Photo/Mark J. Terrill)Rapper Jay-Z, left, looks over at soccer player Chicharito during the first half of an NBA basketball game between the Los Angeles Lakers and the Milwaukee Bucks Friday, March 6, 2020, in Los Angeles. (AP Photo/Mark J. Terrill)Los Angeles Lakers forward LeBron James #23 celebrates a 3-pointer at Staples Center in Los Angeles on Friday, Mar. 6, 2020. (Photo by Scott Varley, Daily Breeze/SCNG)Los Angeles Lakers forward LeBron James #23 scores on a fadeaway jumper at Staples Center in Los Angeles on Friday, Mar. 6, 2020. (Photo by Scott Varley, Daily Breeze/SCNG)Los Angeles Lakers forward LeBron James #23 winces as he grabs his hip after getting fouled at Staples Center in Los Angeles on Friday, Mar. 6, 2020. (Photo by Scott Varley, Daily Breeze/SCNG)Los Angeles Lakers head coach Frank Vogel and assistant Jason Kidd watch the action at Staples Center in Los Angeles on Friday, Mar. 6, 2020. (Photo by Scott Varley, Daily Breeze/SCNG)Los Angeles Lakers forward LeBron James #23 scores as he drives into the lane at Staples Center in Los Angeles on Friday, Mar. 6, 2020. (Photo by Scott Varley, Daily Breeze/SCNG)Los Angeles Lakers forward Anthony Davis #3 moves to the basket at Staples Center in Los Angeles on Friday, Mar. 6, 2020. (Photo by Scott Varley, Daily Breeze/SCNG)Los Angeles Lakers forward LeBron James #23 looks up at the scoreboard during a free throw at Staples Center in Los Angeles on Friday, Mar. 6, 2020. (Photo by Scott Varley, Daily Breeze/SCNG)Los Angeles Lakers guard Rajon Rondo #9 scores on a layup at Staples Center in Los Angeles on Friday, Mar. 6, 2020. (Photo by Scott Varley, Daily Breeze/SCNG)LOS ANGELES, CALIFORNIA – MARCH 06: LeBron James #23 of the Los Angeles Lakers drives to the basket between Giannis Antetokounmpo #34 and Wesley Matthews #9 of the Milwaukee Bucks during the first half at Staples Center on March 06, 2020 in Los Angeles, California. NOTE TO USER: User expressly acknowledges and agrees that, by downloading and or using this photograph, User is consenting to the terms and conditions of the Getty Images License Agreement. (Photo by Harry How/Getty Images)LOS ANGELES, CALIFORNIA – MARCH 06: LeBron James #23 of the Los Angeles Lakers drives to the basket between Donte DiVincenzo #0, Giannis Antetokounmpo #34 Robin Lopez #42, and Wesley Matthews #9 of the Milwaukee Bucks during the first half at Staples Center on March 06, 2020 in Los Angeles, California. NOTE TO USER: User expressly acknowledges and agrees that, by downloading and or using this photograph, User is consenting to the terms and conditions of the Getty Images License Agreement. (Photo by Harry How/Getty Images)LOS ANGELES, CALIFORNIA – MARCH 06: Brook Lopez #11 and Wesley Matthews #9 of the Milwaukee Bucks reacts to an offensive foul of LeBron James #23 of the Los Angeles Lakers during the first half at Staples Center on March 06, 2020 in Los Angeles, California. NOTE TO USER: User expressly acknowledges and agrees that, by downloading and or using this photograph, User is consenting to the terms and conditions of the Getty Images License Agreement. (Photo by Harry How/Getty Images)LOS ANGELES, CALIFORNIA – MARCH 06: LeBron James #23 of the Los Angeles Lakers is guarded by Wesley Matthews #9 of the Milwaukee Bucks during the first half at Staples Center on March 06, 2020 in Los Angeles, California. NOTE TO USER: User expressly acknowledges and agrees that, by downloading and or using this photograph, User is consenting to the terms and conditions of the Getty Images License Agreement. (Photo by Harry How/Getty Images)LOS ANGELES, CALIFORNIA – MARCH 06: LeBron James #23 of the Los Angeles Lakers dribbles around the screen of Danny Green #14 as Wesley Matthews #9 of the Milwaukee Bucks chases during the first half at Staples Center on March 06, 2020 in Los Angeles, California. NOTE TO USER: User expressly acknowledges and agrees that, by downloading and or using this photograph, User is consenting to the terms and conditions of the Getty Images License Agreement. (Photo by Harry How/Getty Images)LOS ANGELES, CALIFORNIA – MARCH 06: Mike Budenholzer of the Milwaukee Bucks argues for a foul during the first half against the Los Angeles Lakers at Staples Center on March 06, 2020 in Los Angeles, California. NOTE TO USER: User expressly acknowledges and agrees that, by downloading and or using this photograph, User is consenting to the terms and conditions of the Getty Images License Agreement. (Photo by Harry How/Getty Images)LOS ANGELES, CALIFORNIA – MARCH 06: LeBron James #23 of the Los Angeles Lakers backs in on Giannis Antetokounmpo #34 of the Milwaukee Bucks during the third quarter at Staples Center on March 06, 2020 in Los Angeles, California. NOTE TO USER: User expressly acknowledges and agrees that, by downloading and or using this photograph, User is consenting to the terms and conditions of the Getty Images License Agreement. (Photo by Harry How/Getty Images)LOS ANGELES, CALIFORNIA – MARCH 06: JaVale McGee #7 of the Los Angeles Lakers grabs a rebound in front of Brook Lopez #11 of the Milwaukee Bucks during the first half at Staples Center on March 06, 2020 in Los Angeles, California. NOTE TO USER: User expressly acknowledges and agrees that, by downloading and or using this photograph, User is consenting to the terms and conditions of the Getty Images License Agreement. (Photo by Harry How/Getty Images)LOS ANGELES, CALIFORNIA – MARCH 06: Donte DiVincenzo #0 of the Milwaukee Bucks looks over his shoulder for the ball during the first half against the Los Angeles Lakers at Staples Center on March 06, 2020 in Los Angeles, California. NOTE TO USER: User expressly acknowledges and agrees that, by downloading and or using this photograph, User is consenting to the terms and conditions of the Getty Images License Agreement. (Photo by Harry How/Getty Images)LOS ANGELES, CALIFORNIA – MARCH 06: Anthony Davis #3 of the Los Angeles Lakers posts up Giannis Antetokounmpo #34 of the Milwaukee Bucks during the first half at Staples Center on March 06, 2020 in Los Angeles, California. NOTE TO USER: User expressly acknowledges and agrees that, by downloading and or using this photograph, User is consenting to the terms and conditions of the Getty Images License Agreement. (Photo by Harry How/Getty Images)LOS ANGELES, CALIFORNIA – MARCH 06: Anthony Davis #3 of the Los Angeles Lakers attempts a shot over Giannis Antetokounmpo #34 of the Milwaukee Bucks during the first half at Staples Center on March 06, 2020 in Los Angeles, California. NOTE TO USER: User expressly acknowledges and agrees that, by downloading and or using this photograph, User is consenting to the terms and conditions of the Getty Images License Agreement. (Photo by Harry How/Getty Images)LOS ANGELES, CALIFORNIA – MARCH 06: Giannis Antetokounmpo #34 of the Milwaukee Bucks fouls Anthony Davis #3 of the Los Angeles Lakers during the third quarter against the Los Angeles Lakers at Staples Center on March 06, 2020 in Los Angeles, California. NOTE TO USER: User expressly acknowledges and agrees that, by downloading and or using this photograph, User is consenting to the terms and conditions of the Getty Images License Agreement. (Photo by Harry How/Getty Images)LOS ANGELES, CALIFORNIA – MARCH 06: LeBron James #23 of the Los Angeles Lakers is guarded by Giannis Antetokounmpo #34 of the Milwaukee Bucks during the third quarter at Staples Center on March 06, 2020 in Los Angeles, California. NOTE TO USER: User expressly acknowledges and agrees that, by downloading and or using this photograph, User is consenting to the terms and conditions of the Getty Images License Agreement. (Photo by Harry How/Getty Images)Los Angeles Lakers forward LeBron James #23 and forward Anthony Davis #3 questions a foul with a referee at Staples Center in Los Angeles on Friday, Mar. 6, 2020. (Photo by Scott Varley, Daily Breeze/SCNG)LOS ANGELES, CALIFORNIA – MARCH 06: Eric Bledsoe #6 of the Milwaukee Bucks is is called for a charge on Avery Bradley #11 of the Los Angeles Lakers behind Anthony Davis #3 at Staples Center on March 06, 2020 in Los Angeles, California. NOTE TO USER: User expressly acknowledges and agrees that, by downloading and or using this photograph, User is consenting to the terms and conditions of the Getty Images License Agreement. (Photo by Harry How/Getty Images)Los Angeles Lakers head coach Frank Vogel signals to his players at Staples Center in Los Angeles on Friday, Mar. 6, 2020. (Photo by Scott Varley, Daily Breeze/SCNG)LOS ANGELES, CALIFORNIA – MARCH 06: LeBron James #23 of the Los Angeles Lakers backs in on Giannis Antetokounmpo #34 of the Milwaukee Bucks during the third quarter at Staples Center on March 06, 2020 in Los Angeles, California. NOTE TO USER: User expressly acknowledges and agrees that, by downloading and or using this photograph, User is consenting to the terms and conditions of the Getty Images License Agreement. (Photo by Harry How/Getty Images)LOS ANGELES, CALIFORNIA – MARCH 06: Giannis Antetokounmpo #34 of the Milwaukee Bucks attempts to get open as LeBron James #23 of the Los Angeles Lakers defends during the third quarter at Staples Center on March 06, 2020 in Los Angeles, California. NOTE TO USER: User expressly acknowledges and agrees that, by downloading and or using this photograph, User is consenting to the terms and conditions of the Getty Images License Agreement. (Photo by Harry How/Getty Images)LOS ANGELES, CALIFORNIA – MARCH 06: Anthony Davis #3 of the Los Angeles Lakers scores over Brook Lopez #11 and Giannis Antetokounmpo #34 of the Milwaukee Bucks during a 113-103 Laker win at Staples Center on March 06, 2020 in Los Angeles, California. NOTE TO USER: User expressly acknowledges and agrees that, by downloading and or using this photograph, User is consenting to the terms and conditions of the Getty Images License Agreement. (Photo by Harry How/Getty Images)LOS ANGELES, CALIFORNIA – MARCH 06: Director Malcolm Washington reacts after a basket by LeBron James #23 of the Los Angeles Lakers during the game against the Milwaukee Bucks at Staples Center on March 06, 2020 in Los Angeles, California. NOTE TO USER: User expressly acknowledges and agrees that, by downloading and or using this photograph, User is consenting to the terms and conditions of the Getty Images License Agreement. (Photo by Harry How/Getty Images)LOS ANGELES, CALIFORNIA – MARCH 06: LeBron James #23 of the Los Angeles Lakers celebrates his basket with Danny Green #14 during a 113-103 Laker win over the Milwaukee Bucks at Staples Center on March 06, 2020 in Los Angeles, California. NOTE TO USER: User expressly acknowledges and agrees that, by downloading and or using this photograph, User is consenting to the terms and conditions of the Getty Images License Agreement. (Photo by Harry How/Getty Images)LOS ANGELES, CALIFORNIA – MARCH 06: Khris Middleton #22 of the Milwaukee Bucks attempts a layup in front of LeBron James #23 of the Los Angeles Lakers during a 113-103 Laker win at Staples Center on March 06, 2020 in Los Angeles, California. NOTE TO USER: User expressly acknowledges and agrees that, by downloading and or using this photograph, User is consenting to the terms and conditions of the Getty Images License Agreement. (Photo by Harry How/Getty Images)LOS ANGELES, CALIFORNIA – MARCH 06: LeBron James #23 of the Los Angeles Lakers reacts to Avery Bradley #11 after an injury during a 113-103 Laker win over the Milwaukee Bucks at Staples Center on March 06, 2020 in Los Angeles, California. NOTE TO USER: User expressly acknowledges and agrees that, by downloading and or using this photograph, User is consenting to the terms and conditions of the Getty Images License Agreement. (Photo by Harry How/Getty Images)LOS ANGELES, CALIFORNIA – MARCH 06: Eric Bledsoe #6 of the Milwaukee Bucks is fouled by Avery Bradley #11 of the Los Angeles Lakers during a 113-103 Laker win at Staples Center on March 06, 2020 in Los Angeles, California. NOTE TO USER: User expressly acknowledges and agrees that, by downloading and or using this photograph, User is consenting to the terms and conditions of the Getty Images License Agreement. (Photo by Harry How/Getty Images)Milwaukee Bucks forward Giannis Antetokounmpo, right, looks as Los Angeles Lakers forward LeBron James as he runs up court during the second half of an NBA basketball game Friday, March 6, 2020, in Los Angeles. (AP Photo/Mark J. Terrill)Los Angeles Lakers forward LeBron James, tries to get past Milwaukee Bucks forward Giannis Antetokounmpo during the second half of an NBA basketball game Friday, March 6, 2020, in Los Angeles. (AP Photo/Mark J. Terrill)Los Angeles Lakers forward LeBron James, tries to get past Milwaukee Bucks forward Giannis Antetokounmpo during the second half of an NBA basketball game Friday, March 6, 2020, in Los Angeles. (AP Photo/Mark J. Terrill)LOS ANGELES, CALIFORNIA – MARCH 06: LeBron James #23 and Kyle Kuzma #0 of the Los Angeles Lakers react after a James score, in front of Giannis Antetokounmpo #34 of the Milwaukee Bucks during a 113-103 Laker win at Staples Center on March 06, 2020 in Los Angeles, California. NOTE TO USER: User expressly acknowledges and agrees that, by downloading and or using this photograph, User is consenting to the terms and conditions of the Getty Images License Agreement. (Photo by Harry How/Getty Images)Milwaukee Bucks guard Donte DiVincenzo, left, shoots as Los Angeles Lakers guard Dion Waiters defends during the second half of an NBA basketball game Friday, March 6, 2020, in Los Angeles. (AP Photo/Mark J. Terrill)Los Angeles Lakers forward Anthony Davis, right, knocks down Milwaukee Bucks forward Giannis Antetokounmpo as he tries to shoot during the second half of an NBA basketball game Friday, March 6, 2020, in Los Angeles. (AP Photo/Mark J. Terrill)Milwaukee Bucks forward Giannis Antetokounmpo, right, shoots as Los Angeles Lakers forward Anthony Davis defends during the second half of an NBA basketball game Friday, March 6, 2020, in Los Angeles. (AP Photo/Mark J. Terrill)Los Angeles Lakers forward Anthony Davis, right, shoots as Milwaukee Bucks forward Giannis Antetokounmpo defends during the second half of an NBA basketball game Friday, March 6, 2020, in Los Angeles. (AP Photo/Mark J. Terrill)LOS ANGELES, CALIFORNIA – MARCH 06: LeBron James #23 of the Los Angeles Lakers reacts after his basket in front of Giannis Antetokounmpo #34 of the Milwaukee Bucks at Staples Center on March 06, 2020 in Los Angeles, California. NOTE TO USER: User expressly acknowledges and agrees that, by downloading and or using this photograph, User is consenting to the terms and conditions of the Getty Images License Agreement. (Photo by Harry How/Getty Images)Los Angeles Lakers forward LeBron James #23 questions a called foul with a referee at Staples Center in Los Angeles on Friday, Mar. 6, 2020. (Photo by Scott Varley, Daily Breeze/SCNG)Milwaukee Bucks center Robin Lopez, left, and Los Angeles Lakers center JaVale McGee greet each other after an NBA basketball game Friday, March 6, 2020, in Los Angeles. (AP Photo/Mark J. Terrill)Lakers forward Anthony Davis is defended by Bucks center Brook Lopez during Friday’s game at Staples Center. (Photo by Scott Varley, Daily Breeze/SCNG)NextShow Caption1 of 63Lakers forward Anthony Davis is defended by Bucks center Brook Lopez during Friday’s game at Staples Center. (Photo by Scott Varley, Daily Breeze/SCNG)ExpandLOS ANGELES — Perhaps it should have been taken as an omen when, on his very first drive, Giannis Antetokounmpo realized he had broken the skin of his lip.NBA teams have spent the season so far searching for any small sign of weakness and have found precious few in the 6-foot-11, muscle-bound forward’s game. They’ve had an even harder time cracking his Milwaukee Bucks, who entered Staples Center on Friday night with the best record in the league and a budding reputation as the title favorite.That still might be the case. But at the very least, for one night. LeBron James made the Bucks – and their star – bleed.A hotly anticipated battle of the top teams in the Eastern and Western conferences ended in a 113-103 Lakers win, as James and Anthony Davis combined for 67 points in a slow-paced, possession-by-possession game that mirrored the feel of the postseason. And while the regular-season series ended with a 1-1 split with each team successfully defending its home court, the final meeting surely felt like a counterpoint to the case that’s been building in Milwaukee for a historically great title-contender. Frank Vogel reflects on a back-and-forth first half and the key players down the stretch for the #Lakers in a 113-103 win. pic.twitter.com/oopZ7NrL1M— Spectrum SportsNet (@SpectrumSN) March 7, 2020 Newsroom GuidelinesNews TipsContact UsReport an Errorlast_img read more

After 4 tries, Oxford upsets Udall when it counted the most – the postseason!


first_imgOxford 4 Udall 1#4 Oxford  0  0  2  0  1  0  1  4#1 Udall    0  1  0  0  0  0  0   1Winning pitcher: Oxford – Camren Clements (Win) 7 IP, 8 Ks, 6 BB, 2 hits, 1 run, 1 ER. Losing pitcher:  Udall – Billy Barnett, 5 IP.  Nolan Williams, 2 IP. by Tracy McCue, Sumner Newscow — The beauty of post season is things don’t go accordingly to plan. Somewhere, someplace a team is going to lose to a team it is supposed to beat.So was the case in Burden, in Tuesday’s semifinal game between Oxford and Udall. The No. 1 seed Eagles were 18-2 against the fourth seed Wildcats who were 9-11. The Eagles had beaten the Wildcats all four times during the regular season.But Tuesday  when the final out was tallied, Oxford pulled off a 4-1 upset over Udall. The Wildcats are in the regional championship.Oxford is awaiting the winner of Cedar Vale-Dexter vs. Central Burden in the other semifinal game which was delayed because of rain yesterday. The games for today have been postponed for 24 hours. Central vs. CV-Dexter is scheduled at 4 p.m. Thursday with the winner playing Oxford at 6 p.m. That’s tentative, of course.Suffice it to say, the Oxford team probably won’t mind savoring this victory a little longer against its most heated rival. “I can’t say enough about these kids,” said Kyle Green, Oxford head boys baseball coach. “We are probably the youngest team in the league, some nights we are starting five or six freshmen surrounded by two seniors and two sophomores.”Udall opened with a 1-0 lead in the bottom of the second. But Oxford scored two runs in the top of the third and would never relinquish the lead thereafter. Oxford would add one run in the fifth and one in the seventh to clinch victory.Freshman Camren Clements was spectacular on the mound getting eight strikeouts, six walks, two hits, and allowing one run for a 1.00 ER for the game.“You talk about a gut check,” Green said. “What a tough performance we got out of Cam. He was just magnificent on the mound. He was just magnificent mixing his pitches up all day keeping Udall off balanced.”Green said Oxford’s defense was just as awesome and did not commit an error in the field. In the first inning, sophomore Grant Smith thwarted a Udall scoring threat with a double play. Senior catcher Oggie Shimkus threw a kid out attempting to steal second to end the inning.“All of that just set the tone for the day,” Green said. “The boys were just solid in the field.”Offensively, Oxford took advantage of some Udall errors early in the game to take the lead and got timely hitting out of O. Shimkus, Smith, Cal Shimkus and Derek Willims.“All four of those boys drove in key runs throughout the game,” Green said.Oxford came into this game as significant underdogs. The Eagles had shared the Walter Johnson League (SCBL) regular season titles with Flinthills.“We knew how good they were going in,” Green said. “To hold that lineup to just one run all day speaks about how well our kids played. They played like a seasoned team.” Batting Highlights for Oxford:Grant Smith: 1-3, single, 1 stolen base 2 runs scored.Oggie Shimkus: 2-4, 2 singles, 2 RBI’s 2 runs scored.Derek Williams: 1-3, 1 single, 1 RBI, 1 BB.Cal Shimkus: 1-4, single, 1 RBI.Follow us on Twitter.center_img Close Forgot password? Please put in your email: Send me my password! Close message Login This blog post All blog posts Subscribe to this blog post’s comments through… RSS Feed Subscribe via email Subscribe Subscribe to this blog’s comments through… RSS Feed Subscribe via email Subscribe Follow the discussion Comments Logging you in… Close Login to IntenseDebate Or create an account Username or Email: Password: Forgot login? Cancel Login Close WordPress.com Username or Email: Password: Lost your password? Cancel Login Dashboard | Edit profile | Logout Logged in as Admin Options Disable comments for this page Save Settings You are about to flag this comment as being inappropriate. 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