Commonwealth Receives Federal Aid for Severe Storms in August

first_img Economy,  Environment,  Human Services,  Infrastructure,  Press Release,  PSA Harrisburg, PA – Governor Tom Wolf today announced that the federal government has granted his request for Public Assistance to reimburse state agencies, county and municipal governments and other eligible private non-profits for costs associated with severe storms that brought heavy rainfall and severe flash flooding to parts of Pennsylvania from August 10 to 15, 2018.“Historic rainfall this summer created a financial disaster for many communities across the state,” Governor Wolf said. “We hope that our request for Individual Assistance, which was submitted at the same time, is also granted.”Public Assistance was awarded to the following counties: Bradford, Columbia, Lackawanna, Lycoming, Montour, Schuylkill, Sullivan, Susquehanna, Tioga and Wyoming. The governor’s request for Individual Assistance, which would make a variety of programs available to citizens to meet their recovery needs, is still under review by the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA).Through the Public Assistance program, applicants can be reimbursed up to 75 percent of the costs incurred on eligible expenses, such as but not limited to: costs associated with paying overtime, repairs to damaged infrastructure, equipment rentals and materials.Over the coming weeks, staff from the Pennsylvania Emergency Management Agency will hold meetings with applicants to thoroughly review all application documentation before forwarding it to FEMA. The process is expected to take several weeks, and all reimbursements are handled electronically.In order to request Public Assistance, the commonwealth overall must meet a threshold of $19,053,569. Estimated costs associated with this incident period total nearly $62.8 million. The governor signed a Proclamation of Disaster Emergency, which is a required step in order to request federal aid, for this storm on August 17 Commonwealth Receives Federal Aid for Severe Storms in August SHARE Email Facebook Twittercenter_img November 27, 2018last_img read more

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Gold Coast Hamptons home sells for almost $1.4 million

first_imgFancy a swim?More from news02:37Purchasers snap up every residence in the $40 million Siarn Palm Beach North4 hours ago02:37International architect Desmond Brooks selling luxury beach villa1 day ago“Our last home was pretty similar and it was only a couple of blocks from where we are now on 13th Avenue,” Mrs Todd said.“Chris and I have been living in Palm Beach all our lives and we have just watched as the market is getting crazier and crazier.” How would you like to cook in this kitchen?The house was vendors Belinda and Chris Todd’s “dream design”.In less than eight weeks, the couple transformed an original 1970s house into a breathtaking Hamptons-style home.Built by Rick Addinsall from Addinsall Constructions, Mrs Todd told the Gold Coast Bulletin they were keen to create a Hamptons home in Palm Beach. This stunning Hamptons home at 25 Denawen St, Palm Beach sold for $1.39 million on the weekend.A PICTURE perfect Hamptons-style home in Palm Beach has sold for $1.39 million.The four-bedroom, three-bedroom house at 25 Denawen St sold under the hammer on the weekend through McGrath agents Andy Hogarth and Laura Dean. The facade is classic Hamptons style.The stunning residence exudes luxury on both levels. White and bright living spaces are paired with timber flooring and high ceilings. Other features include an entertaining area, timber joinery and American oak floors.center_img No expense was spared in the design of this Palm Beach home.Mrs Todd said the couple were inspired by the suburb and the beach lifestyle.“We didn’t want to do a modern Hamptons — instead we had our minds on a really classic style,” she said.“The style is really on trend and it suits the Coast so well.” Inside is just as stylish.The couple said they bought the home last year in May and began to transform it, starting with knocking down the old home.“I think we only took a break around Christmas,” Mrs Todd said. “It all happened pretty quickly.”last_img read more

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Associations Partner Up on Digital Platform for Future Ships

first_imgUK-based engineering company Rolls-Royce, The Norwegian University of Technology Science (NTNU), research organisation SINTEF Ocean, and classification society DNV GL have joined forces to create an open source digital platform for use in the development of new ships.Under a memorandum of understanding (MoU), the parties would develop the platform which would allow the creation of the so called “digital twins”, which are digital copies of a real ship, including its systems, that synthesizes the information available about the ship in a digital world.This allows any aspect of an asset to be explored through a digital interface, creating a virtual test bench to assess the safety and performance of a vessel and its systems, both before its construction and through its lifecycle.“We are entering a new era with the accelerated uptake of more IT-technology in shipping. Digitalization of information flows will have a positive impact on safety and environmental performance,” Remi Eriksen, Group President and CEO, DNV GL, said.“By creating ships and ship technology in a virtual environment new ideas and technology can be realized and tested in a shorter time frame. A platform like this could form the basis for future class services,” Eriksen added.The project partners intend to open the platform for use by other parties, with some core aspects built on an open source framework – enabling designers, equipment and system manufacturers, yards, ship owners, operators, research institutes and academia to work together to co-create and innovate together.The platform is also designed to serve as a model library for different ship concepts, where concepts can be made generally available or kept part of projects with limited access.Following the signing of the MoU, the project partners are now working to form a steering group that will define and govern the development of the core platform system and its deployment.last_img read more

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Bales named ‘Youth of the Month’

first_imgGreensburg, In. — The South Decatur High School Optimist Club’s Youth of the Month for May is senior Nick Bales.Nick is the son of Tim and Lee Ann Bales and wants to attend Indiana University with the goal of becoming a pediatrician. He is a member of the South Decatur Varsity Golf Team, SADD, Key Club and has participated in highway clean up and peer mentoring.His favorite teacher is Mrs. Gross because of her ability to push him to learn about the medical field. He admires her for the time she spends with students explaining concepts and procedures.last_img read more

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Catherine “Katie” Ledford, 73

first_imgCatherine “Katie” Ledford, 73 of Greensburg, passed away on Wednesday, March 18, 2020 at the Our Hospice Facility in Columbus. Katie was born on July 28, 1946 in Decatur County, the daughter of Casper and Claris (Hawkins) Wilmer. She was a 1964 graduate of Burney High School. On May 21, 1965 she married Ronald “Gar” Ledford, and he preceded her in death on November 11, 2015.Katie worked as a nurse for Dr. Domingo in Greensburg for 10 years. She was co-owner of Gimme Yogurt in Greensburg and later owned Katie’s Shoppe in Columbus from 1990 – 2000.Survivors include her daughters – Betzi (Kevin) Vires of Greensburg and Mandy Ledford of Greensburg; her grandchildren – Kristopher (Tasha) Ledford and Baili (Matt) Laudick; her great grandchildren – Linkin Laudick, Mia Laudick, Chesnie Lewellyn, Harper Ledford; three sisters – Sherry Israel, Martha Sneed and Rita Veerkamp; and two brothers – Bert Wilmer and Casper Wilmer II. She was preceded in death by her parents, her husband, two sisters – Margaret Kroger and Marianna Beckett, and two brothers – Chuck Wilmer and Lowell Wilmer.The family has made the difficult decision to postpone services because of the current health climate. There will be no calling at this time, instead a celebration of life will be held at a later date. Memorial contributions may be made to Our Hospice of South Central Indiana. Online condolences may be made to the family at www.gilliland-howe.com.last_img read more

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Tigers secure promotion

first_imgHull have been promoted to the top flight for just the second time in their 109-year history on a dramatic afternoon at the KC Stadium in which they were forced to wait 20 minutes before their fate was determined. Steve Bruce’s men were unable to secure the three points against the champions which would have guaranteed them second spot, yet they had a helping hand from Yorkshire rivals Leeds who beat third-placed Watford 2-1. Former Hull loanee Fraizer Campbell had threatened to derail the Tigers’ hopes by breaking the deadlock just after half-time, but two goals in five minutes through Nick Proschwitz and Paul McShane looked to have turned Hull’s entire season back around. Andrew Taylor was then sent off for Cardiff before Nicky Maynard levelled from the spot. Watford’s automatic promotion dream turned into a nightmare after losing goalkeeper Jonathan Bond to a horror injury. Bond was taken to hospital after a sickening collision while the Hornets could not take advantage of Hull’s late slip-up. The Bluebirds’ last-gasp penalty equaliser against second-placed Hull raised the roof at Vicarage Road, where there were still some 10 minutes to play following the lengthy treatment required by Bond. But Watford, who had also lost striker Troy Deeney to a red card, could not find the goal which would have taken them up. Instead, Ross McCormack broke away down the other end and grabbed a late winner for Leeds. Almen Abdi had earlier cancelled out Dominic Poleon’s opener. center_img Press Associationlast_img read more

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Volleyball: Badgers set to bounce back from HotelRED

first_imgThe No. 9 Wisconsin Badgers volleyball team (2-2) isn’t used to losing streaks. In their 2018 campaign, the Badgers strung together consecutive losses only once and followed up those losses with nine consecutive victories. Those victories carried them all the way to their heartbreaking loss in the NCAA regional final against Illinois.The Badgers hope to start a similar streak Friday night against the South Carolina Gamecocks (4-3).South Carolina has rattled off a few wins following a losing streak of their own against Kansas, Albany and Charlotte. The Gamecocks also made an appearance in the NCAA Tournament last year and return all their usual starters from a year ago.Women’s Volleyball: Wisconsin looks to take a step forward after Elite Eight exit last seasonThe University of Wisconsin women’s volleyball team just got their season underway following the Big Ten/ACC Challenge against Florida State Read…The Badgers are in a similar position of maintaining depth from a year ago, but a brutal non-conference schedule caught up to them with consecutive losses against No. 7 Marquette Golden Eagles and No. 5 Baylor Bears.Their schedule lightens up with the Gamecocks, but the Badgers can’t take an experienced team like South Carolina for granted.Wisconsin will look to assert their dominance through their size. Two-time All-American middle blocker Dana Rettke will have plenty of opportunities against a South Carolina front without significant size opposite the 6-foot-8 Rettke.Despite monster performances in their first three contests, Rettke notched only 11 kills in the loss to Baylor on Friday, a stat line only average for a player of her caliber.Volleyball: Wisconsin falls to Marquette, Baylor in HotelRED InvitationalThe No. 9 University of Wisconsin women’s volleyball team (2-2) struggled at the HotelRED Invitational this past week, falling to Read…After South Carolina, Wisconsin will finish off their weekend against the Clemson Tigers (5-2). Clemson will face the Badgers Saturday afternoon but not before their own contest with the Gamecocks on Thursday.Clemson enters the tournament following a sweep at home against Appalachian State on Tuesday. The duo of Kaylin Korte and Brooke Bailey lead the offensive charge for the Tigers with each of them averaging more than 2.5 kills/set.Korte missed the entire 2018 season with a knee injury after a successful 2017. Korte and Bailey transferred to Clemson from Illinois and Ohio State, respectively.The Badgers will look to maintain their blocking prowess while improving their poor back row defense. Wisconsin currently ranks 15th in blocks/set but 267th in digs/set out of the 332 eligible teams.Badger volleyball to take on Marquette, Baylor at homeThe No. 4 University of Wisconsin volleyball team will be participating in the HotelRED Invitational at the UW Field House Read…Head coach Kelly Sheffield spoke about his team’s weaknesses.“The areas we were exposed [were] defensively,” Sheffield said. “We felt like we got a lot of blocks this weekend, but teams were still scoring at too high of a clip. Our ball control was probably a little shaky at some big moments.”Wisconsin will look to show its resilience and turn this losing streak around starting with a renewed defensive effort.The Badgers take on South Carolina at 5 p.m. on Friday and Clemson at 2 p.m. Saturday. Both games will be broadcast on 100.9 FM.last_img read more

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Nikhat Zareen on bout against Mary Kom: I am excited and I will give my best

first_img Written By WATCH US LIVE READ | Time Paine Baffled With DRS As Review Grants Taylor Lifeline In Boxing Day Test(With ANI Inputs) FOLLOW US First Published: 27th December, 2019 23:20 IST Nikhat Zareen, who has been demanding a bout against ace Indian boxer Mary Kom to ensure ‘transparent’ qualifications for the upcoming Tokyo Olympics, finally got one as she advanced to the finals of trials for Olympic Qualifiers on Friday. Zareen, defeated Jyoti Gulia, a youth world gold-medallist and the reigning national champion, in a unanimous verdict in the opening bout of the two-day competition, which will end on Saturday, December 28. Ahead of the bout against Mary Kom on Saturday, Zareen said that she is eagerly waiting for the clash and will give her 100 per cent. READ | Nikhat Zareen Advances To Finals Of Trials For Olympic Qualifiers’I am excited and I will give my best’Nikhat Zareen, a gold-medallist from the prestigious Strandja Memorial in Bulgaria, when queried about the pressure ahead of the big match said, “There is no pressure right now because I was demanding the fight against her (Kom), which is now happening. I’m excited and I will give my best. Irrespective of the result, I will get an opportunity to face her.”Earlier, Zareen had demanded a ‘fair chance’ to contest the Tokyo Olympic qualifiers as she wrote to the Union Sports Ministry challenging the Boxing Federation of India’s (BFI) decision to accommodate world champion Kom by changing its rule of exempting gold and silver medallists from the World Cup.Kom had won a bronze in the 51kg semi-final at the Women’s World Boxing Championships in Ulan-Ude in Russia losing out to Busenaz Cakiroglu of Turkey on October 12 this year.READ | I Want Fair Olympic Trials, Which Should Be Televised Live: Nikhat ZareenZareen demands trials to be televisedNikhat Zareen had also demanded a fair Olympic selection trial and asked the national federation (BFI) to telecast live the fight after her much-anticipated showdown against MC Mary Kom in the Indian Boxing League was cancelled. “I wanted to play the league just because everyone would have seen the bout on TV and know me. Now I have to prepare for the trails but I want the trials to be televised live on TV and not in close doors so that people can know what happened in the bout,” she added.READ | Now, Mohammed Yousaf ‘condemns’ Discrimination Claim By Danish Kaneria & Shoaib Akhtar LIVE TVcenter_img COMMENT Last Updated: 27th December, 2019 23:21 IST Nikhat Zareen On Bout Against Mary Kom: I Am Excited And I Will Give My Best Ahead of the bout against Mary Kom, Nikhat Zareen said she is eagerly waiting for the clash and added that she has no pressure since she has been demanding it Jitesh Vachhatani SUBSCRIBE TO US When asked that the trails will be videographed by the federation, Nikhat said, “Yes, it will be videographed but it will be under BFI’s custody. I am not worried but still someone where down the line there remains a doubt whether it will be a fair decision. Being a boxer and after going through such troubles you can’t easily trust anyone.”last_img read more

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Lakers come to Lonzo Ball’s aid in OT win over John Wall’s Wizards

first_img AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MOREUCLA alum Kenny Clark signs four-year contract extension with Packers“We defend each other,” Walton said he told his players. “So if people want to talk about our players, we should be offended. We should go into that game saying, that’s not all right. We’re not going to stand for that. We’re not just going to … let that happen.”Walton added: “I don’t know if that was part of it, but our guys were much more locked in tonight.” Metta World Peace joins South Bay Lakers as player development coach For Lakers teammates, it’s all about sharing court with Lonzo Ball The victory came hours after Coach Luke Walton addressed his team about the war of words that began on Sunday when LaVar Ball guaranteed a Lakers victory against the Wizards. Washington center Marcin Gortat responded that Wall would “torture” Ball. PreviousLos Angeles Lakers guard Kentavious Caldwell-Pope, center, and Los Angeles Lakers forward Julius Randle, right, celebrate Randle’s dunk during the second half of an NBA basketball game against the Washington Wizards in Los Angeles, Wednesday, Oct. 25, 2017. The Lakers won, 102-99. (AP Photo/Kyusung Gong)Los Angeles Lakers guard Josh Hart defends Washington Wizards forward Mike Scott in the second quarter during a game at Staples Center in Los Angeles on Wednesday, October 25, 2017. (Photo by Matt Masin, Orange County Register, SCNG)Washington Wizards guard John Wall and Los Angeles Lakers guard Jordan Clarkson reach for a loose ball in the second quarter during a game at Staples Center in Los Angeles on Wednesday, October 25, 2017. (Photo by Matt Masin, Orange County Register, SCNG) SoundThe gallery will resume insecondsLos Angeles Lakers forward Brandon Ingram is defended by Washington Wizards forward Kelly Oubre Jr. during a game at Staples Center in Los Angeles on Wednesday, October 25, 2017. (Photo by Matt Masin, Orange County Register, SCNG)Washington Wizards guard John Wall is fouled by Los Angeles Lakers forward Julius Randle in the third quarter during a game at Staples Center in Los Angeles on Wednesday, October 25, 2017. (Photo by Matt Masin, Orange County Register, SCNG)Washington Wizards guard Bradley Beal shoots while Los Angeles Lakers guard Lonzo Ball defends in the third quarter during a game at Staples Center in Los Angeles on Wednesday, October 25, 2017. (Photo by Matt Masin, Orange County Register, SCNG)Washington Wizards guard John Wall puts up a reverse layup over Los Angeles Lakers forward Kyle Kuzma during a game at Staples Center in Los Angeles on Wednesday, October 25, 2017. (Photo by Matt Masin, Orange County Register, SCNG)Washington Wizards center Marcin Gortat drives the lane and is fouled by Los Angeles Lakers forward Julius Randle during a game at Staples Center in Los Angeles on Wednesday, October 25, 2017. (Photo by Matt Masin, Orange County Register, SCNG)Los Angeles Lakers guard Corey Brewer smiles after a foul call in the third quarter during a game at Staples Center in Los Angeles on Wednesday, October 25, 2017. (Photo by Matt Masin, Orange County Register, SCNG)Washington Wizards forward Otto Porter Jr. puts up a shot in the paint in the third quarter during a game at Staples Center in Los Angeles on Wednesday, October 25, 2017. (Photo by Matt Masin, Orange County Register, SCNG)Los Angeles Lakers guard Lonzo Ball defends Washington Wizards guard John Wall during a game at Staples Center in Los Angeles on Wednesday, October 25, 2017. (Photo by Matt Masin, Orange County Register, SCNG)Washington Wizards center Marcin Gortat is double teamed by Los Angeles Lakers center Brook Lopez and K. Caldwell-Pope during a game at Staples Center in Los Angeles on Wednesday, October 25, 2017. (Photo by Matt Masin, Orange County Register, SCNG)Washington Wizards center Marcin Gortat celebrates after a foul is called on Los Angeles Lakers forward Brandon Ingram during a game at Staples Center in Los Angeles on Wednesday, October 25, 2017. (Photo by Matt Masin, Orange County Register, SCNG)Washington Wizards guard John Wall shoots over Los Angeles Lakers center Brook Lopez in the second quarter during a game at Staples Center in Los Angeles on Wednesday, October 25, 2017. (Photo by Matt Masin, Orange County Register, SCNG)Los Angeles Lakers guard Lonzo Ball gestures down court after an assist in the second quarter during a game at Staples Center in Los Angeles on Wednesday, October 25, 2017. (Photo by Matt Masin, Orange County Register, SCNG)Los Angeles Lakers guard Lonzo Ball wears his signature shoes during a game at Staples Center in Los Angeles on Wednesday, October 25, 2017. (Photo by Matt Masin, Orange County Register, SCNG)Los Angeles Lakers forward Kyle Kuzma has his shot blocked by Washington Wizards center Ian Mahinmi during a game at Staples Center in Los Angeles on Wednesday, October 25, 2017. (Photo by Matt Masin, Orange County Register, SCNG)Los Angeles Lakers guard Jordan Clarkson dunks in the first quarter during a game at Staples Center in Los Angeles on Wednesday, October 25, 2017. (Photo by Matt Masin, Orange County Register, SCNG)Washington Wizards center Marcin Gortat talks with Los Angeles Lakers center Andrew Bogut in the first quarter during a game at Staples Center in Los Angeles on Wednesday, October 25, 2017. (Photo by Matt Masin, Orange County Register, SCNG)Los Angeles Lakers guard Jordan Clarkson tries to get past Washington Wizards guard John Wall in the first quarter during a game at Staples Center in Los Angeles on Wednesday, October 25, 2017. (Photo by Matt Masin, Orange County Register, SCNG)Lakers forward Brandon Ingram tries to drive the lane while being pressured by Washington Wizards guard John Wall during the first quarter of Wednesday’s game at Staples Center. (Photo by Matt Masin, Orange County Register, SCNG)Los Angeles Lakers guard Lonzo Ball shoots over Washington Wizards forward Otto Porter Jr. in the first quarter during a game at Staples Center in Los Angeles on Wednesday, October 25, 2017. (Photo by Matt Masin, Orange County Register, SCNG)Los Angeles Lakers forward Larry Nance Jr. shoots over Washington Wizards forward Otto Porter Jr. during a game at Staples Center in Los Angeles on Wednesday, October 25, 2017. (Photo by Matt Masin, Orange County Register, SCNG)Los Angeles Lakers guard Lonzo Ball warms up before a game against the Washington Wizards at Staples Center in Los Angeles on Wednesday, October 25, 2017. (Photo by Matt Masin, Orange County Register, SCNG)Los Angeles Lakers guard Lonzo Ball, left, blocks the shot by Washington Wizards forward Kelly Oubre Jr. during the first half of an NBA basketball game in Los Angeles, Wednesday, Oct. 25, 2017. (AP Photo/Kyusung Gong)Washington Wizards forward Mike Scott, top, shoots over Los Angeles Lakers forward Julius Randle during the first half of an NBA basketball game in Los Angeles, Wednesday, Oct. 25, 2017. (AP Photo/Kyusung Gong)Washington Wizards center Marcin Gortat, left, shoots the ball over Los Angeles Lakers center Andrew Bogut during the first half of an NBA basketball game in Los Angeles, Wednesday, Oct. 25, 2017. (AP Photo/Kyusung Gong)Los Angeles Lakers guard Jordan Clarkson, right, slams a dunk as Washington Wizards guard John Wall looks during the first half of an NBA basketball game in Los Angeles, Wednesday, Oct. 25, 2017. (AP Photo/Kyusung Gong)Washington Wizards forward Mike Scott, top, shoots over Los Angeles Lakers forward Julius Randle during the first half of an NBA basketball game in Los Angeles, Wednesday, Oct. 25, 2017. (AP Photo/Kyusung Gong)Los Angeles Lakers forward Larry Nance Jr., right, shoots under pressure by Washington Wizards forward Otto Porter Jr. during the first half of an NBA basketball game in Los Angeles, Wednesday, Oct. 25, 2017. (AP Photo/Kyusung Gong)Los Angeles Lakers forward Larry Nance Jr., right, dunks as Washington Wizards center Marcin Gortat, left, looks during the first half of an NBA basketball game in Los Angeles, Wednesday, Oct. 25, 2017. (AP Photo/Kyusung Gong)Los Angeles Lakers guard Lonzo Ball, right, defends Washington Wizards guard John Wall during the second half of an NBA basketball game in Los Angeles, Wednesday, Oct. 25, 2017. (AP Photo/Kyusung Gong)Washington Wizards guard John Wall celebrates his shot during the second half of an NBA basketball game against the Los Angeles Lakers in Los Angeles, Wednesday, Oct. 25, 2017. (AP Photo/Kyusung Gong)Los Angeles Lakers guard Kentavious Caldwell-Pope, top right, and forward Larry Nance Jr., left, leap to intercept a pass as Washington Wizards guard John Wall watches during the second half of an NBA basketball game in Los Angeles, Wednesday, Oct. 25, 2017. (AP Photo/Kyusung Gong)Los Angeles Lakers head coach Luke Walton yells instructions to his players during the second half of an NBA basketball game against the Washington Wizards in Los Angeles, Wednesday, Oct. 25, 2017. (AP Photo/Kyusung Gong)Los Angeles Lakers guard Jordan Clarkson, left, loses handle of the ball under pressure by Washington Wizards forward Jason Smith during the second half of an NBA basketball game in Los Angeles, Wednesday, Oct. 25, 2017. (AP Photo/Kyusung Gong)Los Angeles Lakers forward Kyle Kuzma, right, shoots as Washington Wizards guard John Wall defends during the second half of an NBA basketball game in Los Angeles, Wednesday, Oct. 25, 2017. (AP Photo/Kyusung Gong)Los Angeles Lakers forward Julius Randle, right, slams a dunk past Washington Wizards guard Jodie Meeks during the second half of an NBA basketball game in Los Angeles, Wednesday, Oct. 25, 2017. The Lakers won, 102-99. (AP Photo/Kyusung Gong)Los Angeles Lakers guard Lonzo Ball, center, goes up for a basket as Washington Wizards center Marcin Gortat, left, and forward Kelly Oubre Jr. look during the second half of an NBA basketball game in Los Angeles, Wednesday, Oct. 25, 2017. The Lakers won, 102-99. (AP Photo/Kyusung Gong)Los Angeles Lakers guard Kentavious Caldwell-Pope, left, shoots a three-pointer during the second half of an NBA basketball game against the Washington Wizards in Los Angeles, Wednesday, Oct. 25, 2017. The Lakers won, 102-99. (AP Photo/Kyusung Gong)Los Angeles Lakers forward Brandon Ingram, right, tips the ball for a basket over Washington Wizards guard Bradley Beal, center, during the second half of an NBA basketball game in Los Angeles, Wednesday, Oct. 25, 2017. The Lakers won, 102-99. (AP Photo/Kyusung Gong)Washington Wizards guard Bradley Beal, left, blocks the shot by Los Angeles Lakers guard Lonzo Ball during the second half of an NBA basketball game in Los Angeles, Wednesday, Oct. 25, 2017. The Lakers won, 102-99. (AP Photo/Kyusung Gong)Los Angeles Lakers forward Kyle Kuzma, right, tries to defend Washington Wizards guard John Wall shooting during the second half of an NBA basketball game in Los Angeles, Wednesday, Oct. 25, 2017. The Lakers won, 102-99. (AP Photo/Kyusung Gong)Los Angeles Lakers forward Brandon Ingram, left, drives the ball as Washington Wizards center Marcin Gortat defends during the second half of an NBA basketball game in Los Angeles, Wednesday, Oct. 25, 2017. The Lakers won, 102-99. (AP Photo/Kyusung Gong)Los Angeles Lakers guard Kentavious Caldwell-Pope, center, and Los Angeles Lakers forward Julius Randle, right, celebrate Randle’s dunk during the second half of an NBA basketball game against the Washington Wizards in Los Angeles, Wednesday, Oct. 25, 2017. The Lakers won, 102-99. (AP Photo/Kyusung Gong)Los Angeles Lakers guard Josh Hart defends Washington Wizards forward Mike Scott in the second quarter during a game at Staples Center in Los Angeles on Wednesday, October 25, 2017. (Photo by Matt Masin, Orange County Register, SCNG)NextShow Caption1 of 44Los Angeles Lakers guard Josh Hart defends Washington Wizards forward Mike Scott in the second quarter during a game at Staples Center in Los Angeles on Wednesday, October 25, 2017. (Photo by Matt Masin, Orange County Register, SCNG)ExpandLOS ANGELES — John Wall had one last shot at vindication. His previous effort had been wrested from his grip by Julius Randle. The one before that Kentavious Caldwell-Pope answered with a 3-pointer.But at the end of overtime on Wednesday, it was just Wall and the rookie he had vowed to show “no mercy.”Lonzo Ball hounded Wall into hoisting a half-hearted 3-point attempt as time expired, preserving a thrilling, albeit unlikely, 102-99 victory over the previously undefeated Wizards (3-1) – just like LaVar Ball promised.Related Articles With the Lakers (2-2) in baby blue and gold Minnesota throwback uniforms that evoked memories of the duds Lonzo Ball sported at UCLA, the Lakers point guard finished with six points on just 2-of-11 shooting, but added 10 assists and eight rebounds.“Even when he misses his shot he still impacts the game in such a positive way,” Walton said.Wall finished with 18 points and nine assists, while Bradley Beal led all scorers with 28 points.The Lakers vowed to have Ball’s back after hearing Gortat’s comments, and Ball said that “100 percent” made a difference Wednesday.“Started at practice,” he said. “Everybody bought into it, we were ready for this game. You could see it on the court. The way we were guarding tonight we were all playing for one another, no one was playing selfish.”For the second consecutive game, the Lakers stormed back from a double-digit hole. Unlike Sunday against New Orleans, in an eventual loss, Ball was on the court this time.The Lakers forced overtime when Brandon Ingram put back his own miss with under one second left in regulation. Ingram overcame a sluggish start to finish with 19 points and tied a career-high with 10 rebounds. Luke Walton says it ‘would be silly’ for Lakers to alter Lonzo Ball’s shot Jordan Clarkson steps into Lakers’ sixth man role with confidence After Wall gave Washington a two-point lead with just over a minute left in overtime, Ball rifled a pass to Caldwell-Pope in the corner for a 3-pointer that gave the Lakers a one-point lead. With 15 seconds left, Randle greeted a driving Wall in the paint, stripping the ball from the All-Star.The Lakers trailed, 85-75, with 7:08 remaining, but rattled off 10 straight points, tying the score on a jump shot by Ingram less than four minutes later.Larry Nance Jr. tied his career high with 18 points, adding 10 rebounds in 24 minutes. In the fourth quarter, however, Randle and Kyle Kuzma were on the floor, with Randle hitting the 3-pointer with 20 seconds left in regulation to pull the Lakers within one at 91-90.“Julius was great for us,” Walton said. “Last year he did the same thing in a lot of those types of games we needed to win. He’s just got that inside of him.” When Wall tried to beat the shot clock with the score tied at 94 two minutes into overtime, it was Randle, rejuvenated as a reserve, who forcefully rejected his shot to force the violation.Randle finished with 11 points and nine rebounds in 19 minutes. Kuzma scored 15 points and Caldwell-Pope added 14.LaVar Ball watched from a baseline seat, grinning widely as the Lakers stole the win. His usual perch is outside the tunnel to the visitors’ locker room, and he warmly greeted Wizards players as they headed to the bus.Earlier in the day, Walton again shrugged off the notion that LaVar Ball’s loaded remarks affect the Lakers’ progress.“Doesn’t make my job tougher,” Walton said. “Makes Lonzo’s job tougher. … Why should (Wall) show another player mercy? That’s everyone’s mentality. When you get to be as good as John Wall is you don’t get there by showing other players mercy.”Washington Coach Scott Brooks recited the story of his own father leaving when he was 2, leaving his mother in charge of seven children.“I think everybody’s missing the boat,” Brooks said. “Does he say some crazy things? Yeah. Does he really believe he could beat Michael Jordan in a one-on-one. No. But I guarantee over dinner his sons are killing him for saying things like that and they’re having fun.“To me laughter is an important part of life, and I think they get it. They probably laugh a lot at the dinner table and probably a lot of them are laughing at all of us.” Newsroom GuidelinesNews TipsContact UsReport an Errorlast_img read more

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Craig Kimbrel on track to join Cubs by end of June

first_img Yankees’ Clint Frazier calls demotion to Triple-A ‘a tough pill to swallow’ Noah Syndergaard injury update: Mets place pitcher (hamstring) on IL Veteran reliever Craig Kimbrel is set to join the Cubs’ Triple-A Iowa affiliate and make his debut Tuesday against the Sacramento River Cats, according to The Athletic.Kimbrel, 31, earlier this month signed a reported $43 million deal with the Cubs that runs through the 2021 season but has yet to pitch in live games. He has made it clear he won’t rush back to the field. Although Cubs president of baseball operations Theo Epstein has not provided a timetable for when Kimbrel might make his Cubs debut, the Des Moines Register reported that the right-hander is expected to appear in around five games with Iowa before heading to Chicago. He has been at the Cubs’ Arizona training facility, getting ready for live games after missing spring training and the start of the 2019 regular season as an unsigned free agent. Related News Justin Upton injury update: Angels slugger to be activated, make season debut Monday “It’s not about getting on the field as quickly as possible,” he said at his introductory press conference in Chicago. “It’s about being the best that I can.”  Kimbrel had 42 saves and a 2.74 ERA en route to his seventh All-Star selection last season, his third with the Red Sox after previous stints with the Padres and Braves.He owns a career 1.91 ERA and ranks 14th all-time in saves with 333.last_img read more

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