Nineteen dead, 139 infected with coronavirus in Iran: Health ministry

first_imgSeveral of Iran’s neighbors have closed their borders and banned flights from Iran due to fears over the virus, which could hurt the Islamic Republic’s already fragile economy.Kuwait, Iraq, Bahrain, Oman, Lebanon, the United Arab Emirates and Afghanistan have all reported cases of coronavirus involving people who traveled to Iran.President Hassan Rouhani said on Wednesday that coronavirus must not become an enemy weapon that prevents business in Iran, according to the official presidency website.Iran’s economy has been battered since the United States withdrew from a multilateral nuclear deal in 2018 and reimposed sanctions on Tehran.”Corona should not be turned into a weapon of our enemies for shutting down work and production in the country,” Rouhani said. “The Americans and our enemies during this time, around two years of which have passed, have wanted, with their sanctions and propaganda, to shut down production and economic activities in this country and for the people to suffer.” Topics : Nineteen people have died and 139 people have been infected by coronavirus in Iran, health ministry spokesman Kianush Jahanpur said on Wednesday in an announcement on state TV.Iran has had the highest number of deaths from coronavirus outside China, where the virus emerged in late 2019.Iranian officials announced the first deaths and infections from coronavirus in the Islamic Republic last week, and the spike in numbers in a short period of time has led Iranians to criticize authorities online and accuse them of a cover-up, a charge officials have denied.last_img read more

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Buying a new property is about to cost more, this is why

first_imgBuyers of new properties may be hit with higher conveyancing costs.CONVEYANCING costs are about to become more expensive for those who decide to purchase a new home in Queensland.Under new federal laws buyers of new properties would now have to ensure that the GST owed (on the property purchased) by the developer of the project, was paid to the Australian Taxation Office.The Queensland Law Society has already alerted its members about the changes, which came into effect on July 1, and warns it means higher conveyancing costs for buyers.Real Estate Institute of Queensland CEO Antonia Mercorella said once again the ATO was farming out its responsibilities for tax collection.“It’s the everyday person in the street who bears the brunt of this legislation, which is largely a measure targeting developers,’’ she said.REIQ CEO Antonia Mercorella is concerned that buyers will end up spending more on conveyancing.“It adds a level of red tape to the property transaction and the buyers will be faced with additional conveyancing procedures, which, of course, means additional costs.’’Queensland Law Society Property Law committee Chair, Matt Raven, said the situation came about because the ATO was concerned it had been missing out on GST revenue it was owed by developers.“Some developers in the past have completed developments, settled the sales of all their apartments, disposed of all the money or paid it back to the bank and what have you, and then wound the company up without doing their final GST returns,’’ he said.“That is called phoenixing, the company disappears in a puff of smoke with all these debts owing.’’“So the gist of the new law is that now effectively the GST or an estimate of the GST has got to be collected and accounted to the ATO on settlement on each sale. So the way they have done that is they have put the obligation on the buyer to withhold a proportion of the purchase price.“So the buyer has to basically not pay that proportion to the seller at settlement and have to account to the ATO for it.’’Queensland Law Society president Ken Taylor said the move was effectively making solicitors tax collectors.Queensland Law Society president Ken Taylor was concerned it had added another step to conveyancing and said buyers would be the ones who had to pay for this extra work.More from newsNew apartments released at idyllic retirement community Samford Grove Presented by Parks and wildlife the new lust-haves post coronavirus17 hours agoMr Taylor said the move was effectively making solicitors tax collectors.Residential contracts will now have an additional step added to them in relation to the GST and Mr Taylor said solicitors acting for buyers would have to assess whether a client must withhold GST and make a payment to the ATO.The process also involved completing two online forms which had to be lodged with the ATO.These extra steps would add to the time it took to do property conveyancing and therefore there would be additional costs, Mr Taylor said.While the organisation made submissions on the legislation and raised concerns about it Mr Taylor said it had still proceeded.“It is disappointing that we have seen multiple additional administrative duties added to our profession over recent years by both the State and Federal Governments,’’ he said.The new legislation does not apply to existing properties.Ms Mercorella said the REIQ had received significant feedback from members that the changes had not been clearly explained by the ATO.EVERYTHING YOU NEED TO KNOW ABOUT JULY 1 PROPERTY CHANGES“We have produced extensive materials on the issue to educate our membership, including video content, in-room sessions and written material. There has been minimal education rolled out by the ATO, and yet again industry gets left to do the educating. It’s not a real estate agent’s role to give tax advice and yet consumers often expect the agents to be experts on all matters relating to property sale,’’ she said.Ms Mercorella said this was another impost put on the industry.“This GST-withholding legislation follows similar legislative changes in the foreign-buyer space where the ATO has made the assumption that buyers of property valued at $750,000 or more are foreign and required to pay capital gains tax, unless they could produce a clearance certificate to attest otherwise,’’ she said.“With that particular legislation, the threshold started at $2 million and then made a significant leap to the $750,000 threshold which means it has gone from affecting a small group to almost affecting the majority of property transactions. Where will it end?’’last_img read more

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Leicester preparing £30m bid for Celtic striker

first_img The Celtic academy graduate went on to sign a new five-year deal in November. Rodgers raved about Edouard’s ability after his permanent signing in a £10m deal in 2018. At the time, he said: “Odsonne’s a game-changer. No question. He’s a wonderful player. “He’s already shown that — speed, intelligence, power at all the levels and the finishing. “He can occupy defences, and he’s got a lot of tools in his locker with a lot more development to come. Read Also:Premier League celebrates Ndidi three year stint with Leicester City “You can’t deny Edouard’s ability. He’s been questioned since he came here, but I’ve always said what a huge talent he is. FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmail分享 Promoted Content10 Risky Jobs Some Women Do5 Of The World’s Most Unique Theme ParksWhat Happens To Your Brain When You Play Too Much Video Games?What Is A Black Hole In Simple Terms?2020 Tattoo Trends: Here’s What You’ll See This YearPortuguese Street Artist Creates Hyper-Realistic 3D Graffiti6 Ridiculous Health Myths That Are Actually True6 Extreme Facts About HurricanesWhich Country Is The Most Romantic In The World?Playing Games For Hours Can Do This To Your Body6 Incredibly Strange Facts About HurricanesDid You Know There’s A Black Hole In The Milky Way? Loading… The Daily Record claims Brendan Rodgers wants to raid his old club to sign the 21-year-old, who he brought to Glasgow in August 2017. It’s claimed the Scottish champions have warned the Foxes that their star man is not for sale. But Rodgers, 46, is said to be willing to put the record-breaking offer on hold until the end of the season. A Leicester swoop for Edouard would enrage the Parkhead faithful, with supporters still furious at the manner of their old boss’ exit from the club last February. The Foxes’ interest in the France U-21 star comes five months after they failed in a transfer deadline day move for his Hoops teammate Callum McGregor. Reports claimed Rodgers was willing to pay up to £20m for the Scotland international but was shut down by Parkhead chief Dermot Desmond.Advertisement Leicester City are preparing a £30million bid for Celtic striker Odsonne Edouard, according to reports.last_img read more

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EGL

first_imgWhat is EGL?  According to an Indy Star story, EGL stands for Elite Gaming Live.  It is a program introduced in the Indianapolis School system for video game players.  It evidently was introduced in the Lawrence School system and has now spread to 5 other schools in Indy.  It is an after-school program just like all other extra-curricular activities.  There will even be a city championship.According to the article, it was devised by Kerwin Rent.  This young man is a tech school graduate, and he wanted a program that kids would enjoy.  He proposed it to the school systems.  In order to be in this club, you must keep up your grades.  The programs available for the students do not contain violence.  You do not need to worry that your child will be playing a game where shooting a cop (or something similar) is the goal of the player.  They are simply fun video games.last_img read more

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Former England and Chelsea midfielder Lampard retires at 38

first_img(REUTERS) – Former Chelsea and England midfielder Frank Lampard announced his retirement from professional soccer yesterday, after spending last year with New York City in Major League Soccer in the United States.Lampard, who started his career at West Ham United, established himself as one of Europe’s finest midfield players during a 13-year spell at Chelsea.“After 21 incredible years, I have decided that now is the right time to finish my career as a professional footballer,” Lampard said in a statement.“Whilst I have received a number of exciting offers to continue playing at home and abroad, at 38 I feel now is the time to begin the next chapter in my life.“Looking forward, I’m grateful to the FA for the opportunity to study for my coaching qualifications and I look forward to pursuing the off-field opportunities that this decision opens.”Lampard, who was capped 106 times for England, is also Chelsea’s all-time top goalscorer with 211 goals in over 400 appearances in all competitions.The midfielder won three Premier League titles, four FA Cups and the Champions League during a trophy-laden spell at Chelsea.last_img read more

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Q&A Enfield optimistic about second year with USC

first_imgAfter a rough first season, USC men’s basketball head coach Andy Enfield feels optimistic about the future of his team. USC was able to land some exciting prospects that could help the team compete immediately in the difficult Pac-12 conference. Daily Trojan staff writer Nick Barbarino recently had the chance to sit down with the second-year coach to get his thoughts on the upcoming season.Dunk City LA · Head coach Andy Enfield led USC to an overall record of 11-21 in his first season, with just two wins in Pac-12 play. Enfield guided Florida Gulf Coast to the Sweet Sixteen of the NCAA tournament in 2013. – Ralf Cheung | Daily Trojan DT: Last season, Byron Wesley led the team in scoring with points per game. After losing him, who do you expect to step up this season?AE: We have a very talented freshman class, along with some sophomores that have experience. We have two new sophomores that were transfers that sat out (last season). So the bulk of our team is freshmen and sophomores. The advantage we have is that it’s a balanced group, meaning that we’re not relying on one player to score 20-something points a night for us. We have a lot of players capable of scoring in double figures, and we need everyone to step up in a different night. I think we have enough depth and enough potential scorers [that] it’ll be harder for opposing teams to design defenses just to stop one player.DT: Speaking of the incoming freshman class, this was the first time since 2010 that USC had brought in a top 100 recruit. Can you talk about that?AE: Well we have four guys who are top 100 players. Jordan McLaughlin, the point guard, was ranked No. 36 in the country. Shooting guard Elijah Stewart was ranked as high as 40th in one scouting service. Forward Malik Marquetti was in the 60s in one scouting service. And forward Malik Martin was in the top-100 in one scouting service. So we really have four guys that were in the top 100 in different scouting services. So to answer your last question, the advantage is bringing in talented players. Disadvantages, we’re going to rely upon our sophomores, the two transfers and the two players, Nikola [Jovanovich] and Julian Jacobs that played a lot last year, as well as Kahlil Dukes. And we have our juniors that provide leadership and depth at certain positions.DT: Speaking of the young team, how are you planning on keeping them focused throughout a long season that has many obstacles?AE: Well this is college basketball, they are here for a reason and that’s to be student athletes and have the opportunity of a lifetime. So if they’re not focused or ready to play, well then they need to be.DT: You were really famous for Dunk City two seasons ago in the NCAA Tournament. Are we going to see that type of play this year or is that in the past?AE: Dunk City was a name that someone else gave our team at Florida Gulf Coast. I was fortunate to coach a terrific group of young players that developed quickly and were able to execute a system in a very effective way on both ends of the floor. They were an excellent defensive and offensive team. There are particular parts of that system that I believe in and it starts on the defensive end and there are things that we want to do on the offensive end here at USC. Give our assistant coaches a ton of credit because those two transfers and the four freshmen that we’ve recruited and brought in as a staff are excellent players and they are able to fit what we’re trying to do on both ends of the floor. We also plan on bringing players in from the 2015 class that are able to do what we would like to do on the offense and defensive end.DT: With such a young team, what are you expecting to see this season? A lot of growth among the players or is this team ready to compete with the Arizona’s and UCLA’s of the Pac-12 conference?AE: We’re expecting to compete every game and every night out on the floor. I don’t set goals as far as wins and losses as a coach. And our coaching staff, our goal is to develop our players and make them better every week. As we go through the season, our young players need to mature and develop quickly because we don’t have any seniors. Our goal is to compete, get better and, if we do the things that we’re capable of doing on the offensive and defensive end, we should have a successful season.DT: You were able to bring in Jordan McLaughlin over many rival schools. What do you attribute that to?AE: We recruit for USC and what we’re trying to do. We recruited Jordan [McLaughlin] because we loved him as a player and he’s also a great kid. He comes from a wonderful family, and we think he has potential to be a big-time leader and just a terrific player at USC for the near future. We’re extremely excited about having Jordan [McLaughlin], and at the same time, we understand that he’s a freshman and it’s a great opportunity for him to come to a young team and develop quickly.USC kicks off their preseason schedule next Saturday, Nov. 15, against the Portland State Vikings. The game will be at the Galen Center with a tip-off time of 7:30 PST.last_img read more

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Refixed U21A hurling final down for decision

first_imgPhoto: Stephen Gleeson The big game of the day in local Gaelic Games sees Kiladangan go up against Holycross/Ballycahill in the County Under 21 A Hurling final.Throw in is at 1.30pm in Templederry.Tipp FM’s Stephen Gleeson looks ahead… Meanwhile, the Tipperary senior footballers have an early outing – as they take on Limerick in a challenge game this afternoon.Throw in in Golden is at 2pm.last_img

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Stromsgodset suffer 15-0 crashing without goalkeeper Adam Kwarasey

first_imgThe importance of Ghana goalkeeper Adam Kwarasey to Stromsgodset was brought into sharp focus as they suffered a humiliating 15-0 walloping to Lokomotiv Moscow in his absence.The 26-year-old was given a rare rest in their pre-season game against the Russian giants in Spain.The Norwegian champions however suffered perhaps their worst ever loss in their 107 year history – and all due to the absence of their inspirational captain Kwarasey.The Ghana international has been the safest pair of hands since arriving from Valerenga in 2007.Stromsgodset contemplated selling off the Black Stars goalkeeper after their victorious domestic campaign but will be revising their notes following Sunday’s humiliating defeat to Lokomotiv Moscow.Russian striker Roman Pavluchenko and Senegalese foward Dame Ndiaye led the rout against the clueless Stromsgodset team who were coming from a 3-0 loss to another Russian side CSKA Moscow. Both teams are preparing for the resumption and start of their various domestic leagues and the qualifying round of the next season’s Champions League.last_img read more

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Astros walk over Angels in a record-setting slog

first_img Newsroom GuidelinesNews TipsContact UsReport an Error Angels’ Shohei Ohtani spending downtime working in outfield Jose Suarez’s rocky start sinks Angels in loss to Astros The Angels struggled throughout the 2019 season to extend their starting pitchers deep into games. Over the winter they added Andriese, Dylan Bundy and Julio Teheran to a rotation that used 19 different pitchers last season. Teheran has yet to pitch as he recovers from COVID-19. Andriese, a swingman for most of his five-year career, was hoping to be part of the solution.“My stuff was working,” he said. “I didn’t have that one pitch that was really going to get me out of that (second) inning and allow me to go deeper into the game.”Besides the absence of star center fielder Mike Trout, who is on paternity leave, Maddon attributed the Angels’ sloppy play to the unusual 2020 calendar. Players were expected to report to an abbreviated summer camp when the calendar turned to July. That was a month ago. Now is the equivalent of mid-March in a typical spring training.Andriese admitted that Friday didn’t feel like July 31 – the date of MLB’s trade deadline in a traditional season.“It’s definitely different,” he said. “Being that it’s a short season, you can’t feel your way through outings. You’ve really just got to hit it hard from the get-go and treat it hard like it’s mid-season. Command-wise, all of us are struggling just a bit.”The Astros augmented their seven walks with 12 hits, including three doubles. Tucker finished 3 for 5 with four RBIs. George Springer and Jose Altuve drove in two runs apiece. Houston went 5 for 16 with runners in scoring position as a team.For the Angels, time is of the essence. Eight days into the season, the Angels are already three games out of first place in the American League West. In theory, that’s a surmountable deficit, but a 60-game season is uncharted territory for everyone.“I want to believe it’s going to turn and come back to us,” Maddon said. “It was actually really good energy in the dugout. It was great right up until the last out. We’re constantly fighting from behind, and that makes it difficult. We have to grab a lead and hold onto it.”Related Articles Angels’ Mike Trout working on his defense, thanks to Twitter ANAHEIM – Matt Andriese slammed his glove to the bench in the second inning Friday, his first start of the season over much earlier than he had hoped. He couldn’t find the strike zone. At least he wasn’t alone.The Angels and Houston Astros combined for 19 walks in a nine-inning game that lasted four hours and 21 minutes, an Angel Stadium record. The Angels batted 18 times with runners in scoring position, but collected only three hits and lost 9-6.Andriese, the first of nine Angels pitchers, walked three batters in 1 2/3 innings. Home plate umpire Cory Blaser was even stingier to the Astros, who issued 12 walks to the Angels’ 7. Yet only two of the Angels’ free passes resulted in runs.PreviousLos Angeles Angels catcher Jason Castro, left, catches a ball that was fouled off the ground by Houston Astros’ Martin Maldonado, upper right, as home plate umpire Cory Blaser watches during the ninth inning of a baseball game Friday, July 31, 2020, in Anaheim, Calif. Houston Astros’ Myles Straw advanced to second on the play. (AP Photo/Mark J. Terrill)Los Angeles Angels third baseman Anthony Rendon catches a ground ball hit by Houston Astros’ Alex Bregman during the ninth inning of a baseball game Friday, July 31, 2020, in Anaheim, Calif. Houston Astros’ Jose Altuve was thrown out at second on the play to end the half inning. (AP Photo/Mark J. Terrill) SoundThe gallery will resume insecondsLos Angeles Angels’ Brian Goodwin, second from left, is congratulated by David Fletcher, left, as Houston Astros catcher Martin Maldonado, right, stands by and home plate umpire Cory Blaser wipes the plate after Goodwin hit a two-run home run during the fourth inning of a baseball game Friday, July 31, 2020, in Anaheim, Calif. (AP Photo/Mark J. Terrill)George Springer #4 of the Houston Astros is unable to hold onto the ball while attempting to catch a two-run homerun hit by Brian Goodwin #18 of the Los Angeles Angels during the fourth inning of a game at Angel Stadium of Anaheim on July 31, 2020 in Anaheim, California. (Photo by Sean M. Haffey/Getty Images)Houston Astros’ Kyle Tucker, right, scores on a sacrifice fly by George Springer as Los Angeles Angels catcher Jason Castro takes a late throw during the fourth inning of a baseball game Friday, July 31, 2020, in Anaheim, Calif. (AP Photo/Mark J. Terrill)Los Angeles Angels right fielder David Fletcher can’t handle a ball hit by Houston Astros’ Yuli Gurriel during the seventh inning of a baseball game Friday, July 31, 2020, in Anaheim, Calif. (AP Photo/Mark J. Terrill)Michael Hermosillo #21 of the Los Angeles Angels catches a fly out hit by Alex Bregman #2 of the Houston Astros during the first inning of a game at Angel Stadium of Anaheim on July 31, 2020 in Anaheim, California. (Photo by Sean M. Haffey/Getty Images)Los Angeles Angels’ Shohei Ohtani, right, runs to first as he grounds out while Houston Astros catcher Martin Maldonado, center, and home plate umpire Cory Blaser watch during the third inning of a baseball game Friday, July 31, 2020, in Anaheim, Calif. (AP Photo/Mark J. Terrill)David Fletcher #22 congratulates Brian Goodwin #18 of the Los Angeles Angels after his two-run homerun as Martin Maldonado #15 of the Houston Astros looks on during the fourth inning of a game against against the Houston Astros at Angel Stadium of Anaheim on July 31, 2020 in Anaheim, California. (Photo by Sean M. Haffey/Getty Images)Los Angeles Angels manager Joe Maddon, left, takes starting pitcher Matt Andriese out of the game during the second inning of a baseball game against the Houston Astros Friday, July 31, 2020, in Anaheim, Calif. (AP Photo/Mark J. Terrill)Brian Goodwin #18 of the Los Angeles Angels rounds third base after hitting a two-run hjomerun during the fourth inning of a game against against the Houston Astros at Angel Stadium of Anaheim on July 31, 2020 in Anaheim, California. (Photo by Sean M. Haffey/Getty Images)Houston Astros starting pitcher Lance McCullers Jr. throws to the plate during the first inning of a baseball game against the Los Angeles Angels Friday, July 31, 2020, in Anaheim, Calif. (AP Photo/Mark J. Terrill)Los Angeles Angels’ Shohei Ohtani adjusts his gloves during an at-bat din the first inning of a baseball game against the Houston Astros Friday, July 31, 2020, in Anaheim, Calif. (AP Photo/Mark J. Terrill)Kyle Tucker #30 of the Houston Astros steals second base as Luis Rengifo #4 of the Los Angeles Angels applys the tag during the fourth inning of a game at Angel Stadium of Anaheim on July 31, 2020 in Anaheim, California. (Photo by Sean M. Haffey/Getty Images)Los Angeles Angels starting pitcher Matt Andriese throws to the plate during the first inning of a baseball game against the Houston Astros Friday, July 31, 2020, in Anaheim, Calif. (AP Photo/Mark J. Terrill)Houston Astros’ Kyle Tucker, center, scores on a sacrifice fly by George Springer as Los Angeles Angels catcher Jason Castro, right, takes a late throw and home plate umpire Cory Blaser watches during the fourth inning of a baseball game Friday, July 31, 2020, in Anaheim, Calif. (AP Photo/Mark J. Terrill)Keynan Middleton #99 of the Los Angeles Angels pitches during the ninth inning of a game against the Houston Astros at Angel Stadium of Anaheim on July 31, 2020 in Anaheim, California. (Photo by Sean M. Haffey/Getty Images)Brian Goodwin #18 of the Los Angeles Angels is congratulated at the dugout after his two-run homerun during the fourth inning of a game against the Houston Astros at Angel Stadium of Anaheim on July 31, 2020 in Anaheim, California. (Photo by Sean M. Haffey/Getty Images)Cam Bedrosian #32 of the Los Angeles Angels pitches during the second inning of a game against the Houston Astros at Angel Stadium of Anaheim on July 31, 2020 in Anaheim, California. (Photo by Sean M. Haffey/Getty Images)Matt Andriese #35 of the Los Angeles Angels pitches during the first inning of a game against the Houston Astros at Angel Stadium of Anaheim on July 31, 2020 in Anaheim, California. (Photo by Sean M. Haffey/Getty Images)Los Angeles Angels catcher Jason Castro, left, catches a ball that was fouled off the ground by Houston Astros’ Martin Maldonado, upper right, as home plate umpire Cory Blaser watches during the ninth inning of a baseball game Friday, July 31, 2020, in Anaheim, Calif. Houston Astros’ Myles Straw advanced to second on the play. (AP Photo/Mark J. Terrill)NextShow Caption1 of 20Los Angeles Angels catcher Jason Castro, left, catches a ball that was fouled off the ground by Houston Astros’ Martin Maldonado, upper right, as home plate umpire Cory Blaser watches during the ninth inning of a baseball game Friday, July 31, 2020, in Anaheim, Calif. Houston Astros’ Myles Straw advanced to second on the play. (AP Photo/Mark J. Terrill)ExpandHouston, meanwhile, took advantage of nearly every physical and mental error it was given. Angels’ poor pitching spoils an Albert Pujols milestone In the seventh inning, Michael Brantley reached base when Luis Rengifo couldn’t field a ground ball cleanly in shallow right field. It was scored a one-base error. The next batter, Yuli Gurriel, hit a fly ball to shallow right field that glanced off David Fletcher’s glove as he charged in. Both runners scored on a Kyle Tucker single, and the Astros extended their lead to 8-6. Those runs proved to be the difference in the game.Angel pitchers also hit two batters, and second baseman Tommy La Stella misfired a routine throw wide of first base, though these miscues did not result in any runs.Brian Goodwin’s two-run home run off Lance McCullers Jr. highlighted his 2-for-3, three-RBI performance. Fletcher went 2 for 3 with a double.Cam Bedrosian, Keynan Middleton, Ryan Buchter, Noe Ramirez, Mike Mayers, Hoby Milner, Kyle Keller and Jacob Barnes allowed only three earned runs over 7 1/3 innings of relief.“It’s hard to piece together that many guys and hold the other team in check,” Maddon said. “Normally something is going to occur.” Angels offense breaks out to split doubleheader with Astros last_img read more

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Golden State makes a statement in walloping Clippers at Oracle Arena

first_imgAfter three quarter, the Warriors (4-0) were shooting 66.1 percent overall, 68.4 (13 of 19) from beyond the arc. Some of that was pure deadly shooting, some of it was too many open looks. Golden State eventually shot 58.1 percent from the field, 60 percent (15 of 25) from 3-point range.The Clippers didn’t shoot badly, making 46.3 percent of their shots, 36.8 percent (7 of 19) from beyond the arc. They got 24 points from Jamal Crawford, 17 from DeAndre Jordan, 15 from Chris Paul, 14 from Blake Griffin and 12 from J.J. Redick.But the Warriors (4-0) did whatever they wanted on offense during the first three quarters. Steph Curry led them with 28 points, Draymond Green had 24, Klay Thompson 19 and Leandro Barbosa 13. Bogut led Golden State with 14 rebounds, Jordan had 13 for the Clippers.Afterward, coach Doc Rivers was about as peeved as he could be. He said the Warriors were looking hard at this game because they were “angry” about the aforementioned playoff loss.“They ran to the game, we ran away from it,” Rivers said. Backup post Spencer Hawes agreed.“They dictated pretty much everything, every facet of it from the beginning,” Hawes said. “Played at their tempo, defensively disrupted what we wanted to do and got whatever they wanted offensively, so I’d say his assessment was pretty fair.”The Clippers (3-2) played their fifth game in seven nights to start the season. Rivers said he didn’t mind admitting his team may have been tired, but he said that doesn’t account for its lack of heart.“They played tougher, they executed better, I think they pretty much won every facet of the game tonight,” Crawford said.When it was noted to Chris Paul that his team was out-toughed, he shouldered the blame.“Man, that’s a great question,” said Paul when asked why his team is having trouble matching others’ intensity. “As a point guard and one of the leaders of this team, that’s something I’ve got to figure out.”The Clippers were outrebounded 39-30. Griffin, who is 6-foot-10 and powerfully built, had one measly rebound for the Clippers.Rivers also noted that his team committed one foul in all of the first half, and used the term “soft” to describe that statistic.Indeed, this has become a hotly contested rivalry. Whereas the Clippers lacked toughness, the Warriors had more than enough.“Absolutely, we have to attack, we have to stay in attack mode and continue to move the basketball like we have been doing, and attack,” said Green, who, by using that word “attack” three times, summed up what his team did to the Clippers all night long.First-year Warriors coach Steve Kerr liked what he saw.“It was very intense,” he said. “Right from the beginning our guys were ready. Newsroom GuidelinesNews TipsContact UsReport an Errorcenter_img OAKLAND >> It was almost as if the Golden State Warriors thought Wednesday was Game 8 of their first-round playoff series with the Clippers. After all, the Clippers barely beat the Warriors in a hotly contested seven-game first-round playoff series last season, and they didn’t have injured post Andrew Bogut for even one game.Of course, the Donald Sterling saga happened right in the middle of that series, so it wouldn’t be unfair to say the Clippers were having difficulty keeping their minds on the task at hand, even though they never used that as an excuse.Still, Golden State played like a pack of hungry wolves on Wednesday night in the first matchup of this new season. The Clippers were its prey. When it was over, the Warriors had rolled up as much as a 29-point lead in the third quarter on their way to a 121-104 victory over the Clippers before a very loud and appreciative crowd of 19,596 at Oracle Arena.The Warriors in the first half shot 67.5 percent overall, 69.2 percent (9 of 13) from 3-point range. They led by 23 points at that point, the Clippers could not recover.last_img read more

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