December 3, 2019 /Sports News – Local Prep Sports Roundup: 12/3 Brad James FacebookTwitterLinkedInEmailBoys BasketballNon-RegionBEAVER, Utah-Crayton Hollingshead’s 17 points led the way and Ky Brown added 11 points and 7 rebounds as the Beaver Beavers surged past Bryce Valley 57-45 Tuesday in non-region boys basketball action.JUNCTION, Utah-Sam Orton posted 21 points as the Kanab Cowboys edged Piute 62-59 in non-region boys basketball action Tuesday. Kelby Jessen posted 24 points and 11 rebounds in the loss for the Thunderbirds.RICHFIELD, Utah-Taiven Shepherd stepped up with 24 points and the Pine View Panthers bested Richfield 68-62 Tuesday in non-region boys basketball action. Will Robinson led the Wildcats in defeat with 14 points.GUNNISON, Utah-Harley Hill scored 21 points, including four 3-pointers, as Gunnison Valley knocked off Tintic 83-34 Tuesday in non-region boys basketball action. Creed Mogle scored 13 points and Braxon Sylvester added 11 for the Bulldogs in the win. Cooper Snell scored 11 in the loss for the Miners.Girls BasketballNon-RegionRICHFIELD, Utah-Jarica Steck led the way with 10 points as the Richfield Wildcats mowed over Hurricane 43-23 in non-region girls basketball action Tuesday. Britin Behrmann had 8 points in the loss for the Tigers.MONROE, Utah-Kenzie Jones netted 14 points and the South Sevier Rams pounded Beaver 51-22 Tuesday in non-region girls basketball action. Halle Hutchings had 8 points in defeat for the Beavers.DELTA, Utah-Jayde Peterson posted 10 points and the Gunnison Valley Bulldogs downed Delta 36-30 in non-region girls basketball action Tuesday. Jadee Dutson had 9 points for the Rabbits in defeat.PAYSON, Utah-Madelyn Taylor’s 24 points led the Payson Lions to a narrow 44-41 win over Juab in overtime in non-region girls basketball action Tuesday. Willow Kay posted 15 points and 7 rebounds in the loss for the Wasps.CEDAR CITY, Utah-Grayce Glover led the way with 18 points as Kanab downed Canyon View 48-40 Tuesday in non-region girls basketball action. Brinley Cornell added 16 more points in the win for Kanab. Ashlyn Banks netted 15 points and 12 rebounds in the loss for the Falcons.FILLMORE, Utah-Debra Name posted 19 points and the Wasatch Academy Tigers got past Millard 49-43 in non-region girls basketball action Tuesday. Kobree Penney had 16 points for the Eagles in the loss.MANTI, Utah-Katie Larsen scored 16 points to lead the Manti Templars to a 50-39 win over North Sevier Tuesday in non-region girls basketball action. Macady Goble scored 11 points in the loss for the Wolves. Tags: Roundup Written by
Area Basketball ScoresTuesday (1-8)Boys ScoresOldenburg 44 South Ripley 24Girls ScoresLawrenceburg 66 Jac-Cen-Del 56Milan 44 Rising Sun 26North Decatur 44 Morristown 36Trinity Lutheran 52 Waldron 49Connersville 58 Richmond 35Rushville 54 Shelbyville 21Henryville 59 Shawe Memorial 16Freshman Boys BasketballBatesville 36 Greensburg 27Batesville was led in scoring by Ian Powers (10), Zach Wade (7), Cody Mohr (7), and Eli Pierson (6).Courtesy of Bulldogs Coach Sean Boyce.
highlights New Delhi: Sri Lanka’s head cricket coach Chandika Hathurusingha has been asked to step down after the ongoing ODI series against Bangladesh. Sources in Sri Lanka Cricket said SLC Secretary Mohan de Silva has written to Hathurusingha asking him to resign. Hathurusingha was under pressure to quit after Sri Lanka’s dismal showing in the recent World Cup.The island nation won just three preliminary round games and failed to make it to the semifinals. However, after returning to the country, Hathurusingha said he was keen to continue until the expiry of his contract, which was until the end of the next year.The 51-year-old was appointed in December 2017 after he left his job with the Bangladesh team. However, he was not able to turn around Sri Lanka’s dismal performances and the team lost 13 out of the 20 ODIs played in the run-up to the World Cup under his charge, which left them at No.8 in international rankings.Sources said Hathurusingha was expected to return to coaching Bangladesh after the sacking of Steve Rhodes by that team. Sports Minister Harin Fernando had earlier announced that he expected the entire Sri Lankan coaching staff to step down, taking responsibility for poor World Cup performance.Sri Lanka speedster Nuwan Kulasekara who has featured in over 260 International games has officially called it a day. Kulasekara, who made an instant impression in his first ODI, against England at Dambulla in November 2003, after being selected from relative obscurity has alway been skipper’s trump card.Having featured in the International set up in 2017, the future for the 37-year-old was looking slim. Sighting this, on Wednesday Kulasekara announced retirement from International Cricket. Reportedly, he requested SLC for farewell game. Sports Minister gave the green signal but selectors weren’t convinced as he hasn’t played domestic cricket for longtime. Nuwan Kulasekara announced retirement from International Cricket.Lasith Malinga is set to retire from International Cricket post first ODI against Bangladesh.Chandika Hathurusinghe was asked to quit after World Cup stint. For all the Latest Sports News News, Cricket News News, Download News Nation Android and iOS Mobile Apps.
March 24, 2020 Share This StoryFacebookTwitteremailPrintLinkedinRedditTOKYO OLYMPICS POSTPONEDVirus forces postponement of Summer OlympicsTOKYO (AP) — The Tokyo Olympics have been postponed until 2021. The International Olympic Committee has decided that the Tokyo Games cannot go ahead as scheduled this year because of the coronavirus outbreak. Associated Press The school says O’Brien provided free massages on campus to the general student population through the university’s Alumni Association’s finals dinner beginning in 2011 and as recently as last fall.COLLEGE BASKETBALL-OBIT-GREENEx-Red Storm player diesNEW YORK (AP) — A former St. John’s basketball player has died, reportedly of the coronavirus. Lee Green was a defensive standout who played on two NCAA Tournament teams.The Big East Conference school announced the death Tuesday without identifying a cause. The New York Post quoted former teammate and friend Lamont Middleton, linking Green’s death to the coronavirus. Toppin, Grant bring top honors to DaytonUNDATED (AP) — Dayton’s Obi Toppin and Anthony Grant have claimed top honors from The Associated Press after leading the Flyers to a No. 3 final ranking.Toppin was voted the AP men’s college basketball player of the year. Grant is the AP coach of the year. They led the Flyers to a program-record 29 victories.Toppin won the player award with 34 votes from AP Top 25 poll voters. Iowa’s Luka Garza was runner-up with 24 votes.Grant won the coaching honor with 30 votes in his third season at his alma mater. Baylor’s Scott Drew was second with 13 votes. The IOC says the games will be held “not later than summer 2021” but they will still be called the 2020 Tokyo Olympics. The announcement was a nod to the reality that training and qualifying schedules have been ruptured beyond repair as the coronavirus spreads.Next up for the organizers is picking a date when it might be safe again to hold such a massive event. They’ll also have to rearrange the 2021 global sports calendar.SPORTS-VIRUS OUTBREAKTrack world championships could be delayed a year — North Carolina freshman point guard Cole Anthony says he’s delaying any announcements about whether he’ll enter the NBA draft amid the spread of the virus. Considered a likely one-and-done prospect, Anthony averaged 18.5 points for the Tar Heels, though he missed 11 games due to knee surgery and UNC went just 14-19.— The NHL is extending its recommendation for players and staff to self-isolate and stay away from team practice facilities until at least April 6. Multiple people with knowledge of the update say the NHL has recommended players and staff extend their self-quarantine 10 days beyond the original March 27 timeline. The decision further pushes back the earliest date team facilities can reopen.— NASCAR has informed its staff that pay cuts will be imposed across the company until the series returns to racing. NASCAR President Steve Phelps announced the moves in a memo to employees, a copy of which was obtained by The Associated Press from a person who requested anonymity because of the sensitivity of the situation. The memo said series executives, including the presidents of NASCAR-owned tracks, will see a 25% reduction in salary. All other employees will have their salary reduced by 20%.NFL-BUCCANEERS-BRADYSix-time Super Bowl champ Brady looking forward, not behind TAMPA, Fla. (AP) — Tom Brady says one day he’ll have time to reflect on a historic 20-year run with the New England Patriots.Right now the six-time Super Bowl champion and newest member of the Tampa Bay Buccaneers is focused on the challenge of helping the Bucs end the NFL’s second-longest playoff drought.The 42-year-old quarterback declined during a conference call to discuss specifics about his decision to leave the Patriots. Instead he reiterated that while he cherishes what he accomplished in New England, he’s just as committed to helping Tampa Bay be successful.NFL-NEWSAs expected, Panthers release Newton — The Chargers have agreed to a one-year contract with free agent linebacker Nick Vigil. He spent the last four seasons with the Bengals and started every game last year, finishing second on the team with 111 tackles.— Receiver Isaiah McKenzie has reached an agreement to re-sign with the Bills.— The Cardinals have agreed to terms on one-year deals with offensive lineman Max Garcia and safety Charles Washington.MLB-METS-SYNDERGAARDSyndergaard needs Tommy John surgery NBA-CLIPPERS-FORUMClippers own buying L.A. ForumLOS ANGELES (AP) — Los Angeles Clippers owner Steve Ballmer is buying the Forum for $400 million. That clears the way for the billionaire to build a new arena down the street in Inglewood, California.Ballmer, the former Microsoft executive, and Clippers vice chairman Dennis Wong are making the cash purchase through a newly formed corporation that will continue to operate the Forum as a live music venue.The Forum has been owned by Madison Square Garden Company, which had been in litigation to block Balmer and Wong from building a new arena nearby. — Packers general manager Brian Gutekunst says he’s signed tight end Marcedes Lewis, who is back for a third year in Green Bay. The 35-year-old Lewis caught 15 passes for 156 yards and one touchdown last season.— Journeyman cornerback Rashaan Melvin and the Jaguars have agreed to terms on a one-year contract worth $2.25 million. Melvin had 68 tackles and 11 pass breakups in 13 games for Detroit last season.— Saints general manager Mickey Loomis says the club has agreed to free-agent contracts with defensive end Noah Spence and XFL interception leader Deatrick Nichols. Spence was a 2016 second-round draft choice by Tampa Bay and returns to the Saints after joining New Orleans for three regular season games and one playoff game last season.— The Chiefs have agreed to a one-year contract with Jordan Ta’amu, the highest-rated quarterback during the abbreviated XFL season. He will compete with veteran Chad Henne for a backup job next season.— Case Keenum has reunited in Cleveland with the coach who brought out the best in him. The veteran quarterback signed a three-year, $18 million free agent contract with the Browns. He’ll again be working with coach Kevin Stefanski. The pair spent 2017 together in Minnesota. UNDATED (AP) — The track world championships in Eugene, Oregon, could be moved from 2021 to 2022 after the Olympics were postponed.World Athletics says it is talking with organizers about “alternative dates, including dates in 2022.”The championships in Eugene are due to run from Aug. 6-15, 2021. That would conflict with the Olympics if the same July-August slot as originally planned for 2020 is used next year.In other news concerning the outbreak:— A Boston Red Sox minor league player has tested positive for the coronavirus, prompting the team to close down its training complex in Fort Myers, Florida. The team didn’t identify the player, but said he was doing well. The New York Yankees announced earlier this month that two of their minor leaguers had the virus. NEW YORK (AP) — If the New York Mets ever start their season, they’ll do it without Noah Syndergaard (SIHN’-dur-gahrd).The flame-throwing right-hander will undergo Tommy John surgery Thursday after being diagnosed with a torn elbow ligament. General manager Brodie Van Wagenen says Syndergaard underwent an MRI after experiencing discomfort in his elbow before spring training was suspended due to the pandemic.The right-hander received a second opinion on the damaged ulnar collateral ligament from the Los Angeles Dodgers’ head team physician.The 27-year-old Syndergaard is coming off his worst major league season, going 10-8 with a 4.28 ERA and 202 strikeouts in 197 2/3 innings.COLLEGE BASKETBALL-PLAYER AND COACH OF THE YEAR The purchase abruptly wraps up the litigation fight and allows the Clippers to move ahead on their goal to open a new arena when their Staples Center lease expires in 2024. The Clippers currently share the downtown arena with the Los Angeles Lakers and the NHL’s Los Angeles Kings.COLLEGE SPORTS-KANSAS-MASSAGE THERAPISTKansas massage therapist accused of misconduct with athletesWICHITA, Kan. (AP) — A massage therapist charged with a sex crime involving a girl also engaged in inappropriate behavior toward at least six female athletes at the University of Kansas, including unwanted touching during massages.Chancellor Doug Girard and Athletic Director Jeff Long said in a joint statement that investigators also found an athletic trainer was aware of at least some of the alleged incidents involving Shawn P. O’Brien but failed to appropriately report the conduct. Green was with St. John’s from 1991 to 1994. He played his first season under Lou Carnesecca and his final two for Brian Mahoney.Green was from New York City. He was 49 years old.,Tampa Bay Lightning advance to face Dallas Stars in Stanley Cup finals, beating New York Islanders 2-1 in OT in Game 6 Update on the latest in sports: — Oft-injured tight end Tyler Eifert has ended his seven-season run with the Bengals by accepting a two-year package with the Jaguars. Eifert played in 16 games last year for the first time in his seven NFL seasons, catching 43 passes for 436 yards and three touchdowns.— The Falcons have agreed to a contract with free-agent linebacker LaRoy Reynolds. Reynolds played in 15 games with Cincinnati in 2019. He is expected to add depth and contribute on special teams.— The Lions have agreed to terms with offensive lineman Oday Aboushi to add depth. Aboushi started two games and was a backup in five other games last season in Detroit.— The Seahawks have made a significant addition to their wide receiver group by agreeing to a one-year deal with Phillip Dorsett. Dorsett addresses another need for Seattle, providing depth and additional speed on the outside for quarterback Russell Wilson. — The 49ers have officially announced a deal to re-sign safety Jimmie Ward to a three-year contract. The sides came to an agreement on the deal worth a reported $28.5 million last week but the team had to wait until Ward passed a physical before announcing. The 49ers also have agreed to a one-year deal with free agent receiver Travis Benjamin, according to a person familiar with the contract. UNDATED (AP) — The Cam Newton era is officially over in Carolina. The Panthers have released the quarterback after nine seasons.The move became a formality after the Panthers made it clear last week they were moving on from Newton, giving him permission to seek a trade before agreeing to a three-year, $63 million contract with free agent quarterback Teddy Bridgewater.In other NFL moves:— A person familiar with the situation says free agent wide receiver Robby Anderson has agreed to a two-year contract worth $20 million with the Panthers. He scored five touchdowns for the Jets last season and finished with 52 catches for 779 yards, both second-best totals for his career.— The Jets quickly responded to losing Anderson by giving speedster Breshad Perriman a one-year contract. The 26-year-old wide receiver had his best season in the NFL last year, setting career highs with 36 catches, 645 yards receiving and six touchdowns for Tampa Bay.
Mikel only joined the club as a free agent last summer, having penned a two-year deal, but parted ways with the Super Lig side by mutual consent.His post on Instagram earlier this week read: “There is more to life than football. I do not feel comfortable and don’t want to play football in this situation.“Everyone should be home with their families and loved ones at this critical time. Season should be cancelled as the world is facing such turbulent times.”But Turkey’s Sports Minister, Muharrem Kasapoglu, has since suspended matches indefinitely, bowing to pressure from players and coaches after many other countries called off sports events.Mikel has since returned to London with his family and has vowed not to return to Turkey.The Nigerian told The Athletic: “They were really upset about the whole thing. I was told to meet with the president in his office one-on-one.“He asked me to take it down (his statement). I told him I wasn’t going to do that. It’s my opinion. This is how I feel. We live in a free world. I have freedom of speech. I can express my opinion.“I wanted to win the league too but at this point in time, we have to think about what is more important: to save peoples’ lives.“I want to help in any way that I can to defeat this virus. For us to be out there playing; I don’t think we are helping the global situation. I don’t feel it is right for us to play football.“I told them I wanted to go home. They said, “If you go home, you’re not coming back.” I said, “OK, I’m going home.”‘Galatasaray striker Radamel Falcao offered his support to Mikel after the social media statement, saying that “life is more important than football.”But Mikel’s decision resulted in criticism from some Trabzonspor supporters, with the midfielder’s girlfriend choosing to share a shocking message she received on social media.Her Instagram post confirming Mikel would soon be returning home was responded to by an unnamed user, who abused the player.Action has come to a halt across the top five leagues in Europe to help prevent the spread of the virus and the domestic campaign in Turkey has now followed suit just as Mikel had suggested.Share this:FacebookRedditTwitterPrintPinterestEmailWhatsAppSkypeLinkedInTumblrPocketTelegram By Femi Solaja with agency reportAfter former Super Eagles Captain, John Obi Mikel, left Trabzonspor for his refusal to take down his post on social media calling on Turkish League authorities to put the season on hold due to the spread of COVID-19, the Super Lig was eventually suspended yesterday.Now, the former Chelsea star is insisting he won’t return to Trabzonspor when the season resume from the forced vacation.
The following is official information provided by the Cerro Gordo County Department of Public Health: (Mason City) – A case of novel coronavirus (COVID-19) has been confirmed in Cerro Gordo County. According to the Iowa Department of Public Health (IDPH), the individual is self-isolating at home.“While this is Cerro Gordo County’s first case, it may not be the last, and that’s why we encourage all residents to continue to make prevention a priority,” said Brian Hanft, Director of CG Public Health. “It’s important to remain calm and practice basic infection prevention measures.” Those infection prevention measures include:Washing hands often with soap and water for at least 20 seconds each time.Covering coughs and sneezes with a tissue or elbow/upper arm.Staying home when ill.Approximately 80% of Iowans infected with COVID-19, will experience only a mild to moderate illness. Most mildly ill Iowans do not need to go to their healthcare provider or be tested to confirm they have COVID-19. Sick Iowans must stay home and isolate themselves from others in their house. Stay home and isolate from others in the house until:You have had no fever for at least 72 hours (that is three full days of no fever without the use of medicine that reduces fevers)ANDother symptoms have improved (for example, when your cough or shortness of breath have improved)ANDat least 7 days have passed since your symptoms first appeared.If you think you may need healthcare because you have a fever, cough, or shortness of breath, call the MercyOne Health Line at 641-428-7777. A nurse can assess whether you need to be seen or if you can recover at home. If you have mild symptoms, or may have come in contact with someone confirmed with COVID-19, please read our isolation instructions at https://cghealth.com/wp-content/uploads/2020/03/COVID-19-Isolation-Instructions.pdf.There may also be options for you to talk to a medical provider from home using technology. To help you make decisions about seeking appropriate medical care, visit https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/symptoms-testing/index.html to complete the ‘Coronavirus Self-Checker’. If you have general questions about COVID-19, call the COVID-19 Call Center Monday through Friday 8 a.m. – 4:30 p.m. Call the state hotline at 2-1-1 when the call center is not open.A status report of monitoring and testing of COVID-19 in Iowa provided by IDPH can be found at https://idph.iowa.gov/Emerging-Health-Issues/Novel-Coronavirus. For more information about COVID-19, please visit CG Public Health’s website at cghealth.com. Follow CG Public Health on Facebook and Twitter (@CGPublicHealth).
Trade and Industry Minister Mandisi Mpahlwa said the government’s response to the tightening economic conditions was to speed up industrial development, continue promoting small, medium and micro enterprises (SMMEs), and further strengthen the state’s capacity to unlock the country’s economic potential. They further expressed their continued confidence in the country and commended the government for demonstrable efforts and stepping up implementation of the policies and programmes it has adopted in the course of the evolution of the IIC. In a statement released after a two-day meeting of the council in Mossel Bay, IIC members emphasised the need to communicate South Africa’s achievements to the global investor community, especially the country’s economic potential and attractiveness as an investment destination. President Kgalema Motlanthe, accompanied by other Cabinet ministers, met with the council for the first time this weekend after being elected President a month ago. On the current global financial crisis, it noted that South Africa’s regulatory environment and policy choices made by the government had shielded the economy to a large extend from the turmoil that has swept across financial markets around the world. Among the challenges facing the country’s economy are insufficient energy to meet rising demand, a shortage of skills, and the need to increase productivity and boost infrastructure development. “The council also advised us that we need to have backup plans for our skills shortage plans,” he said. Established in 1999, the IIC has drawn on the wisdom and insights of distinguished international business leaders on how to meet the challenges of economic growth and development in South Africa. Source: BuaNews “While the South African financial system and banks remain intact, the potential impact on the South African economy from the imminent global slowdown was a matter of concern,” said the IIC, adding that South Africa would be able to weather the adverse global environment, and that continued investment growth, especially ongoing public sector investment, would assist. South Africa should actively communicate its economic achievements and potential to the global investor community, says the country’s International Investment Council (IIC). The deliberations over this weekend included a review of experiences and the lessons from the work of the IIC over the past years, as well as reflections on the present global economic challenges. The IIC has also stressed need to pay attention to energy challenges, in particular the electricity supply emergency and the challenge of climate change. Economic growth and development 20 October 2008 They have concentrated their advice on practical ways in which South Africa should position itself as an investment destination of choice globally. Facing up to challenges
By Barbara O’Neill, Ph.D., CFP®, Rutgers Cooperative ExtensionShould a military family planning to move to their next duty station sell their home or keep it as a rental property? Like many financial planning questions, the best answer is “it depends.” There are many factors to consider when a service member is deciding whether to sell a home or turn it into rental property. Here are some key questions for Personal Financial Management Program (PFMP)staff to ask:What is the housing market like in the area?Are houses selling quickly or staying on the market for months (or years)?Is there a strong rental market?Is the service member prepared to be a long-distance landlord or able to afford to hire a local property manager to manage the property?Can enough rent be charged to cover both the mortgage and any property management fees?How much money is currently owed on the mortgage?Does the service member owe more than the house is currently valued at?Will a property insurance company insure the residence when it is vacant (some companies will not)?Most importantly, can a service member afford to carry two homes if the first home can’t be rented or there are sporadic vacancies when tenants move?Photo by james.thompsonThese are just a few factors that service members must consider when deciding whether to sell or rent. For more information, see cbsnews.com/8301-505146_162-57443734/if-you-cant-sell-your-house-should-you-rent-it/If service members decide to become absentee landlords, they should expect to pay a property management fee of around 10% of the cost of the monthly rent to the agency. They may also have to pay a set-up fee to open an account and keep a specific amount of money in the account with the property manager for emergency repairs costing a minimal amount, such as fixing a leaky sink. Major repairs, such as replacing a refrigerator or other appliance, should require authorization from the property owners.Absentee landlords should consider purchasing a home warranty on the house for major components that could break (e.g., air conditioning). For a rental property, the cost is tax-deductible. Another recommended step is hiring a lawyer to review all rental agreement contracts.Where can military families find a property manager who caters to rental units for military families? They can start with the Realtor who sold them the house. A good Realtor in a community with a large population of military families will have a network that includes local property managers who specialize in marketing to military families. The service member can also ask around among military friends and colleagues. Chances are someone will be able to recommend a property manager in the area who caters to military families.Service members should interview at least three property managers before they decide which one to use. Cases have been reported of service members paying management companies only to find out later that they only did one drive-by in a year and/or never even walked into the house to check on the inside. Military families may also want to check out the websites militarybyowner.com and ahrn.com (Automated Housing Referral Network). They cater to service members who want to rent or sell a house to other service members.This post was published on the Military Families Learning Network blog on March 30, 2015.
LATEST STORIES 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 PDEA chief backs Robredo in revealing ‘discoveries’ on drug war Ponds faced relentless pressure all day from Jones, and a couple of his five turnovers led directly to breakaway dunks by Williamson.“We had live-ball turnovers that, to me, just turned the game, turned the whole atmosphere of the game,” coach Chris Mullin said.BIG PICTURESt. John’s: The Red Storm knocked off one Duke team full of one-and-done freshmen — stunning last year’s group 81-77 in Madison Square Garden behind 33 points from Ponds — but with Jones neutralizing him this time, they couldn’t do it again. If nothing else, though, they’re still the answer to a trivia question: St. John’s was the last non-ACC team to beat Duke at Cameron Indoor Stadium, pulling it off in 2000.Duke: The Blue Devils’ 3-point shooting remains an enigma. Duke entered shooting just 31 percent from long distance — the worst percentage in school history — even after a 10-for-19 performance five nights earlier at Notre Dame. The Blue Devils promptly made their first four 3s against the Red Storm’s 2-3 zone — and then hit just 3 of 22 after that.ZIONLIGHTWilliamson’s defining dunks came late in the first half. With Jones pestering Ponds, Williamson picked the Red Storm guard’s pocket and the lefty went the other way for a thunderous breakaway slam with his right hand. Williamson did the same thing a few minutes later — stealing the ball from Ponds and soaring in for a right-handed slam — in the final minute of the half to give Duke its first double-figure lead at 47-37.HE SAID IT“To the fans I appreciate the love that they’re showing and want me to come to their team. But I’m still in college and I’m enjoying the process and whichever team that drafts me, I’ll be ready to work.” — Williamson, who has not declared his intentions for next season, when asked about the concept of NBA teams tanking for the chance to draft him.END OF THE STREAK Williamson stuffed the stat sheet in this one — hitting 13 of 17 shots while finishing with five steals, two blocks and a couple of his customary highlight-reel dunks.He scored 12 points — all either at the rim or the free-throw line — during the 26-6 run that bridged the halves and pushed the lead into the 20s. Cameron Reddish capped the run with his fourth 3 of the game, making it 61-39 with about 16½ minutes left.LJ Figueroa had 14 points and Marvin Clark II added 12 for the Red Storm (16-6), who fell behind by 20 points before they hit a shot in the second half while losing their third in four games.Ponds, the hero of last year’s upset win over Duke and a 20.9-point scorer, had all 11 of his in the second half.“I knew that he was a key to their team,” Jones said. “So for myself, I knew that I had to come out stronger than him and set the tone early for our entire team.”ADVERTISEMENT Grace Poe files bill to protect govt teachers from malicious accusations US judge bars Trump’s health insurance rule for immigrants Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Duke backup Jordan Goldwire hit a 3-pointer in the final minute of garbage time, but it was anything but meaningless to him. He had been 0 for 15 for the season from long range, and no player in Division I missed more 3s without making one.UP NEXTSt. John’s: Faces another daunting road challenge Tuesday night at No. 10 Marquette — coached by former Duke assistant and player Steve Wojciechowski.Duke: Plays host to Boston College on Tuesday night. MOST READ Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next View comments Williamson scored 29 points in the second-ranked Blue Devils’ 91-61 rout of St. John’s on Saturday while creating the latest set of highlights for the most visible player on arguably the nation’s most visible team.“Nobody has brought in the exposure that he brought in,” Krzyzewski said, pointing to Williamson’s 2.3 million followers on Instagram. “When does that happen? It may never happen, and it’s happening for him. And we are such high profile. Everything is looked at closely, and his excellent play is looked at by everybody.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSPrivate companies step in to help SEA Games hostingSPORTSUrgent reply from Philippine football chiefSPORTSPalace wants Cayetano’s PHISGOC Foundation probed over corruption charges“And the thing about that kid is, he doesn’t want all that attention, and he handles it so well,” he added. “We have a good group, so I’m not sure many groups would handle it the same way.”Tre Jones flirted with a triple-double with 13 points, seven rebounds and seven assists while playing lockdown defense on Shamorie Ponds. And RJ Barrett added 15 points and 14 rebounds for the Blue Devils (19-2), who shot 56 percent while winning their fifth straight. Oil plant explodes in Pampanga town For the complete collegiate sports coverage including scores, schedules and stories, visit Inquirer Varsity. Private companies step in to help SEA Games hosting SEA Games hosting troubles anger Duterte ‘We are too hospitable,’ says Sotto amid SEA Games woes Duke’s Zion Williamson, center, reacts with Marques Bolden (20), Cam Reddish (2) and RJ Barrett (5) following a play against St. John’s during the second half of an NCAA college basketball game in Durham, N.C., Saturday, Feb. 2, 2019. Duke won 91-61. (AP Photo/Gerry Broome)DURHAM, N.C. — Zion Williamson stole the ball and soared for dunks. He blocked shots with authority. And once again, he scored points in bunches.In other words, just a typical game for Duke’s must-see freshman phenom.ADVERTISEMENT Donald Trump on golf course with Jack Nicklaus, Tiger Woods ‘We are too hospitable,’ says Sotto amid SEA Games woes
TagsTransfersAbout the authorFreddie TaylorShare the loveHave your say BVB turn sights on Wolves midfielder Campbellby Freddie Taylor10 days agoSend to a friendShare the loveBorussia Dortmund are interested in signing Wolverhampton Wanderers midfielder Chem Campbell.Football Insidersays the German giants are eyeing the 16-year-old as one of the most promising talents in his age group.The Wales U17 star has not signed a contract renewal at Wolves, which means that he can move on for a modest fee in the winter or summer.He is eligible to sign pro terms when he turns 17, which is in December.The club will be hoping they can convince him to stay.However, Dortmund believe they can offer him a better path to the first team, which may be tempting for the teenager.