San Diego St. faces Boise State in MWC semis

first_img March 6, 2020 .OFFENSIVE THREAT: Malachi Flynn has either made or assisted on 53 percent of all San Diego State field goals over the last five games. Flynn has 37 field goals and 29 assists in those games.WINLESS WHEN: Boise State is 0-5 when scoring fewer than 61 points and 20-6 when scoring at least 61.ASSIST RATIOS: The Aztecs have recently created buckets via assists more often than the Broncos. San Diego State has 42 assists on 73 field goals (57.5 percent) across its previous three games while Boise State has assists on 35 of 68 field goals (51.5 percent) during its past three games.DID YOU KNOW: The stout San Diego State defense has held opposing offenses to a field goal percentage of 38.5 percent, the 10th-lowest mark in Division I. Boise State has allowed opponents to shoot 44.6 percent through 31 games (ranking the Broncos 267th). Share This StoryFacebookTwitteremailPrintLinkedinRedditBoise State (20-11, 12-7) vs. San Diego State (29-1, 18-1)Mountain West Conference Tournament Semifinals, Thomas & Mack Center, Las Vegas; Friday, 9 p.m. ESTBOTTOM LINE: A ticket to the MWC championship game is ready to be punched as Boise State and San Diego State are set to square off. In the regular season, San Diego State won both of the head-to-head matchups. The teams last played on Feb. 16, when the Aztecs outshot Boise State 55.6 percent to 41.2 percent and had seven fewer turnovers en route to a 17-point victory. San Diego St. faces Boise State in MWC semiscenter_img Associated Press ___For more AP college basketball coverage: and was generated by Automated Insights,, using data from STATS LLC, https://www.stats.comlast_img read more

Senior leader could be sidelined 3 to 6 months

first_imgJEFF SCHORFHEIDE/Herald file photoAs his team practiced Tuesday afternoon at the Kohl Center, hockey senior co-captain Ben Street was reduced to watching from the other side of the glass. After suffering an injury in Saturday’s 7-4 loss to Denver, Street will be sidelined for anywhere from three to six months.Street suffered what head coach Mike Eaves classified only as a “lower body injury” after being hit into the boards in the first period Saturday night. It didn’t take long for the forward from British Columbia to realize the extent of the injury.“When it happened, I knew something was wrong,” Street said. “When I tried to take a stride, I realized that it’s not quite right. It wasn’t just a little tweak or anything like that. It’s one of those things where I kind of knew it was serious.”After meeting with doctors since returning to Madison, Street and his team learned just how serious it was. At this point, it’s uncertain when — or if — he will return to the ice this season.“Obviously, it’s terrible news,” said junior forward Blake Geoffrion, Street’s co-captain. “He’s obviously one of our better players, one of our veteran guys. He’s been here for four years. It’s going to be a huge loss for us, for sure.”With Street out, the on-ice responsibility will fall entirely on the shoulders of Geoffrion, whose feisty personality served as a counterbalance to Street’s calming demeanor.“Obviously on the ice, the torch is kind of passed to him,” Street said of Geoffrion. “He’s plenty capable of taking this team. It’s his team now.”Geoffrion, who scored 30 goals last season, doesn’t see his role shifting much with his fellow captain unable to join him on the ice.“I don’t think a lot of things change,” Geoffrion said. “I’ve still got to do my job as a leader and as a player.”In the few days since suffering the injury, Street said he’s already heard a lot of support from teammates — both past and present.“It’s just been support from all over,” Street said. “There’s been guys from past teams calling, and all the guys on this team are supportive. … There’s not a whole lot you can really say, I guess. It’s kind of one of those unfortunate things that happens sometimes.”In the fashion one would expect a captain to react to a situation such as Street’s, he continues to remain optimistic. He hasn’t ruled out coming back this season and is holding out that the timetable for his return will be shorter than initially expected.“I’m guessing it will be somewhere in the timeline of three to six months,” he said. “I’m hopeful for less than that, but I’m kind of preparing for the worst. … It’s a tough break, but those sorts of things happen. You just have to take it in stride and go with it.”Despite not being out on the ice, Street will still have the chance to fill his captain’s duties from the locker room, something he and Eaves have already discussed.“We have talked about ‘How do I stay involved with the team? What becomes my role now?’” Eaves said. “I said, ‘Let’s find out what’s going to happen in terms of what they need to do, and we’ll go from there.’”“I’ll still be around off the ice, but on the ice or on the bench, there’s not a whole lot I can do,” Street added.If Street could find any positives from the situation, it is that the injury took place early in the season. Having played in just four games, he may still be eligible to take a medical redshirt, giving him another chance to play for Wisconsin.“All I know is that if you don’t play very many games and you get a season-ending injury, you’ve got a chance to [redshirt],” Street said. “We haven’t even explored that yet. … Once we find out exactly what’s going on, we’ll get a final decision and timeline.“We’ll explore that option, and it’s nice that it could be an option for me. If that works out and that’s the best option, that’s where we’ll go. … I definitely don’t want to leave this place.”last_img read more

Wisconsin all set for rivalry game with Marquette

first_imgIt’s time for a little Interstate 94 rivalry.The Wisconsin men’s soccer team looks to bounce back to its winning ways today, as the team travels just down the highway to take on No. 10/7 Marquette. The Badgers (2-3-3, 0-1-0) will look to win their second road game of the year as they head to Valley Fields Wednesday night to take on the unbeaten Eagles (8-0-0).The rivalry between the two teams proves to result in great matches year after year. Just a season ago, the teams battled to a 1-1 draw after two overtimes at the McClimon Complex. In 2010, the Golden Eagles defeated the Badgers at Valley Fields by a final score of 1-0. On top of all that, the teams have competing childhood friends, which will ensure spirited competition for the match.“I think we are ready. This is a big rivalry, a big game for us,” junior forward Nick Janus said. “I have a lot of friends on Marquette from my hometown – kids I played with in high school, and in club. I think our whole team is excited to play this game.”In the Big Ten Conference opener against the Penn State, the Badgers’ offense struggled to find the back of the net in a 1-0 loss. Marquette’s defensive line, along with goalkeeper, Charlie Lyon, has posted five shutouts in eight games this season, making it Wisconsin’s second straight opponent with a reputable defense. But the Badgers feel they can use their size to their advantage against the Golden Eagles.“We have been trying to get out wide, and get services in. We have some big players that we can get in the box,” Janus said. “We are going to use set pieces a lot, and try to float some in to our big guys.”Head coach John Trask is looking for his team to come out with a competitive fire. Both teams have proven to be strong offensively and defensively, which to him seemingly indicates the potential for a close match.“It’s going to be a battle royale tomorrow. I think our guys are up for the challenge, and I am sure their players feel they are up for the challenge,” Trask said. “I do not think it’s going to be a high-scoring affair unless we get some crazy weather between now and tomorrow night. I think it’s going to be a tight defensive, tough battle between two very good teams.”The Golden Eagles have started their season on a hot streak, recording the best start in program history with a perfect 8-0-0 record, giving them the second-longest regular season winning streak in the nation. Marquette has been outscoring its opponents by large margins, including a 5-0 victory over DePaul last Saturday.The Badgers’ defense plays a vital role in the team’s ability to contend with high-scoring teams such as Marquette. The defense has been successful in the past few weeks in limiting the number of goals it allows opponents.“I think our experience has helped us,” junior defenseman Paul Yonga said. “Another thing I would say is our size. We are big and strong in the back, so that has definitely helped us out in the past year.” With a solid and experienced back four, the defense is confident it is ready for Marquette’s high-scoring offense. The unit’s preparation in practice has been increasingly concentrated.“We are working on the smaller things, working on our set pieces and making sure we are staying sharp in the back. We have done well the past few games to not give up a lot of goals,” Yonga said.In addition to keeping a firm back line, the Wisconsin defense wants to play a supportive role for the offense in the final third of the field. The defense is looking to help the offense by penetrating Marquette’s 18-yard box from the flanks.“We have to give our forwards a little more help. We have not had many opportunities in the past games,” Yonga said. “I definitely think getting our outside backs, Trevor Wheeler, Jerry Maddi and Nick Janus up higher on the field will help us get scoring opportunities.”The Badgers found success two weeks ago against Indiana University – Purdue University Indianapolis when freshman midfielder Anders Kristensen found the back of the net in the first six minutes of the game. Wisconsin defeated IUPUI with a final of 2-0 after an aggressive start to the game.“The opportunity presented itself against IUPUI. Just like a good boxing match, it is two teams feeling each other out. I am sure Marquette would like to think they could jump on us tomorrow,” Trask said. “If we get the opportunity to score something early, great, but we are looking to try to win the game over 90 minutes.”last_img read more

Alexa Romero pitches perfect game in 8-0 win over Sacramento State

first_imgUPDATED: Feb. 18, 2018 at 3:25 p.m.Syracuse split its games on Saturday night against Utah and Sacramento State in the Mary Nutter Classic in Palm Springs, California. In the nightcap, Alexa Romero tossed a five-inning perfect game, the second in SU’s history.In its first game of the day, the Orange (3-2) was defeated by No. 21 Utah (3-3), 6-0, tallying just two hits and moving one runner past first base in a game dominated by the Utes. AnnaMarie Gatti started in the circle for SU and did not allow a runner on base for the first two innings before surrendering two runs in the third. After a single and hit by pitch, Utah’s Alyssa Barrera singled up the middle to give her team a 2-0 advantage.In the circle for the Utes was Katie Donovan, who allowed two hits and struck out seven in five innings. Hailey Hilburn took care of the final two innings and allowed just one runner on base. The only Orange players to record a hit were Neli Casares-Maher and Toni Martin.In the bottom of the fifth, Utah’s BreOnna Castaneda broke open the game with a two-run home run. Four batters later, Julia Noskin drove in Heather Bowen to extend the Utes’ lead to five. Halfway through the fifth inning, Baylee Douglass, who has been recovering from UCL surgery for the past 12 weeks, made her season debut. Gatti now owns an 0-2 record on the season.AdvertisementThis is placeholder textSyracuse bounced back in its second game, defeating Sacramento State (2-4), 8-0, behind Romero’s historic nine-strikeout performance. The last no-hitter by an SU player came on Feb. 7, 2014, when Sydney O’Hara no-hit Austin Peay.The Orange got on the board early after a two-RBI double from Casares-Maher. Two innings later, SU’s first three batters helped load the bases, and with two outs, freshman Miranda Hearn hit a bases-clearing single. After another RBI single from Hearn in the bottom of the fifth, runs driven in by Martin and Hailey Archuleta helped round out an 8-0 win for Syracuse.SU’s fielding helped Romero preserve her perfect game by committing zero errors. In its loss to Utah, an error from shortstop Sammy Fernandez led directly to a run for the Utes.The Orange resumes play in the Mary Nutter Classic tomorrow at 5:30 p.m. and 8 p.m. when it will face Grand Canyon and No. 5 UCLA.CORRECTION: In a previous version of this post, the number of perfect games in Syracuse program history was misstated. Alexa Romero pitched the second perfect game in program history on Saturday. The Daily Orange regrets this error. Comments Published on February 18, 2018 at 2:28 am Contact David: Facebook Twitter Google+last_img read more

Chelsea take Premier League title

first_imgManchester City will move into third for a day at least, by avoiding defeat against Leicester at lunchtime.From three, Swansea could take a huge step towards top-flight safety with victory at relegated Sunderland.Middlesbrough – who are also down – host Southampton, and Bournemouth play Burnley.The late game sees Arsenal continue their late push for a Champions League spot with a trip to Stoke. Chelsea are the new Premier League champions.A 1-nil win at West Brom’s secured the title with two games to spare – in Antonio Conte’s first season in charge.Elsewhere Everton beat Watford 1-nil.last_img read more

Los Angeles Clippers rally from 16 points down in fourth to beat Oklahoma City Thunder 101-99

first_img Newsroom GuidelinesNews TipsContact UsReport an Error Wow, and double wow.The Clippers had to have a victory in Game 4 of their Western Conference semifinals series Sunday against the Oklahoma City Thunder. When they got down by 22 points in the first quarter, it looked like the Clippers might lose by 50.No way.Still down by 16 points with 9:18 to play, the Clippers rallied all the way back for a more-than-thrilling 101-99 victory over the Thunder before 19,365 delirious fans at Staples Center. Jamal Crawford hit a 3-pointer for a 97-95 Clippers lead with 1:23 to play. Russell Westbrook came back with a basket to tie the game, but back-to-back layups by Darren Collison gave Los Angeles a 101-97 cushion.Westbrook came through with another bucket for OKC to get his team within two points, but Westbrook missed a 3-pointer at the end, and a tip-in by Serge Ibaka also did not fall, and the Clippers celebrated.The series is tied 2-2. Game 5 is Tuesday at Oklahoma City.Blake Griffin led the Clippers with 25 points, Chris Paul had 23 and Crawford and Collison scored 18 apiece.Kevin Durant led OKC with 40 points and Westbrook had 27.center_img The Clippers were down 17-3 before the seats – some of them still empty – were even warm. Griffin made two free throws and DeAndre Jordan had a dunk to cut that to 17-7. But the Clippers and their fans were still flat and when Westbrook made a basket with just over three minutes to play in the first quarter, OKC held a 22-point lead at 29-7.There were boos.The Clippers still trailed by 17 (32-15) at the end of the quarter, and they finally got it going in the second. Trailing 38-23 with 9:15 left in the half, they embarked on a 12-1 run that was started by a 3-point play by Griffin and culminated with a two free throws by Crawford to get the Clippers within 39-35 at the 6:17 mark.OKC responded and eventually took a 57-46 lead into the locker room at halftime. But the Clippers still seemed to have stolen quite a bit of that early Thunder momentum away.Paul scored 13 first-half points for Los Angeles, Griffin and Crawford scored 11 apiece.At one point the Clippers were shooting just 22.1 percent in the half; they finished at 39.6. OKC shot 51.4 percent in those first 24 minutes of play.last_img read more

NBA All-Star weekend schedule 2020: Times, TV channels, lineups for Dunk Contest, 3-point Contest, Skills Challenge

first_imgThe NBA’s best players are ready for Chicago. Yep, All-Star weekend is finally here.While some basketball fans will be most intrigued by the new structure of the All-Star Game, there should be plenty of highlights from the Rising Stars Game and Saturday night events prior to the main show. The Skills Challenge, 3-point Contest and Dunk Contest each feature previous winners and worthy challengers hoping to take the trophies back home. Here are the 2020 Skills Challenge participants, including defending champion Jayson Tatum:PlayerTeamBam AdebayoHeatPatrick BeverleyClippersSpencer DinwiddieNetsShai Gilgeous-Alexander*ThunderKhris MiddletonBucksDerrick Rose*PistonsDomantas SabonisPacersPascal SiakamRaptorsJayson TatumCeltics* Gilgeous-Alexander named injury replacement for Rose Now that the participants for each event have been revealed, here’s a breakdown of All-Star weekend, including the full TV schedule for Friday, Saturday and Sunday.MORE: Appreciating greatness in this year’s All-StarsNBA All-Star schedule 2020The NBA’s Rising Stars and Celebrity Games kick off All-Star weekend on Friday night.The primary events will be held on Saturday, with coverage starting at 8 p.m. ET. The 3-point Contest follows the Skills Challenge, and as usual, the Slam Dunk Contest closes out the evening. Each All-Star event will be broadcast live on TNT except for Friday night’s Celebrity Game, which airs on ESPN. In Canada, the Saturday night events will be broadcast on SN1 and the All-Star Game will be broadcast on TSN.Friday, Feb. 14TimeEventTV channelNoon ETRising Stars practiceNBA TV5 p.m. ETHall of Fame Class of 2020 announcementNBA TV7 p.m. ETCelebrity GameESPN9 p.m. ETRising Stars GameTNTSaturday, Feb. 15TimeEventTV channel10:30 a.m. ETAll-Star practice and Media DayNBA TV7 p.m. ETAdam Silver media availabilityNBA TV8 p.m. ETAll-Star Saturday Night events (Skills/3-point/Dunk)TNT (U.S.), SN1 (Canada)Sunday, Feb. 16TimeEventTV channel8 p.m. ETAll-Star GameTNT (U.S.), TSN (Canada)Slam Dunk Contest participants, rulesThe 2020 Slam Dunk Contest features four players competing in two rounds. Each player attempts two dunks apiece in the first round, then the two highest scorers advance to the final round. The remaining players then perform two more dunks to determine a winner. Each dunk will be scored on a scale of 6-10 by five judges, allowing for a minimum score of 30 and maximum score of 50.Here are the 2020 Slam Dunk Contest participants, including 2008 winner Dwight Howard:PlayerTeamPat ConnaughtonBucksAaron GordonMagicDwight HowardLakersDerrick Jones Jr.Heat3-point Contest participants, rulesThe eight 3-point Contest participants will shoot under a new format this year. The contest includes the typical five locations along the arc with four racks of four regular balls (one point) and one money ball (two points), plus one special rack of five money balls. Players can choose their favorite spots for the money ball racks.For the 2020 edition, there will also be two “MTN DEW Zones” sitting six feet behind the 3-point line. Each zone holds one green ball worth three points. With the addition of these zones, the NBA has increased the time limit from 60 seconds to 70 seconds and the maximum score from 34 points to 40 points. (You can take a look at the new 3-point Contest layout HERE.)ALL-STAR 2020: Rosters for Team LeBron, Team GiannisThe contest is separated by two rounds with the three highest-scoring players from the first round advancing to the finals. The player with the highest score in the final round will be crowned the winner.Here are the 2020 3-point Contest participants, including reigning champion Joe Harris:PlayerTeamDavis BertansWizardsDevin Booker*SunsDevonte’ GrahamHornetsJoe HarrisNetsBuddy HieldKingsZach LaVineBullsDamian Lillard*Trail BlazersDuncan RobinsonHeatTrae YoungHawks* Booker named injury replacement for LillardSkills Challenge participants, rulesThe Skills Challenge puts eight players through an obstacle course that tests their dribbling, passing and shooting abilities. Players will compete against each other one-on-one over three rounds. The player that finishes each individual matchup in the fastest time advances to the next round, leading to a one-on-one final round for the Skills Challenge trophy.last_img read more

Seahawks offseason guide 2020: Key free agents, team needs, targets, salary cap & draft picks

first_img (Getty Images) (Getty Images) Sporting News has them taking Penn State edge rusher Yetur Gross-Matos in Round 1, with Iowa’s A.J. Epenesa possibly being in play at the same position. Two other defensive targets might be Florida cornerback CJ Henderson and Oklahoma defensive tackle Neville Gallimore.For the offensive line, they can consider Houston tackle Josh Jones and Wisconsin guard/center Tyler Biadasz. Also don’t sleep on Arizona State receiver Brandon Aiyuk, maybe even with one of the second-rounders. Notre Dame edge-rusher Julian Okwara and Auburn tackle Prince Tega Wanogho are more Day 2 names to monitor.The Seahawks will give us plenty of surprises in playing the best player available (to them) game. It’s hard to argue with their results, given their ability to find gems in later rounds. The Seahawks went 11-5 and returned to the playoffs as a strong NFC wild-card team in 2019. But they have to make a few key moves with who’s going and coming to make it to the postseason again this season.Coach Pete Carroll and general manager John Schneider have been together for a decade and are good at recognizing what positions are in need of mass change, and which simply need timely tweaks. Although unorthodox at times, they stick to the script of finding players they know will fit well in their offensive and defensive schemes. Seahawks’ top priority: Revamp the pass defenseThe Seahawks were tied for 31st in the NFL in sacks (28) last season, and were 27th in pass defense (263.9 yards per game). It also wasn’t like the team was dominant against the run, finishing 22nd in that category (117.7 ypg).The bottom line is they need to get deeper, with increased disruption up front and fewer big plays allowed downfield. They want to be a run-heavy, ball-control offense, but Russell Wilson had to throw more than they would have liked with teams forcing their hands into passing duels.The Seahawks were good at making plays on the ball, with 16 interceptions. But they gave up too many key chunks and finished 17th in third-down defense (38 percent success rate) as a result. They need a better pass rush and secondary harmony to get closer to “The Legion of Boom” days.Seahawks free agents 2020Here’s a look at the Seattle Seahawks’ key unrestricted, unsigned players for next season:QB Geno SmithRB Marshawn LynchRB C.J. ProsiseRB Robert TurbinWR Jarson BrownWR Josh GordonTE Luke WillsonOT Germain IfediOT George FantG Mike IupatiC Joey HuntDE Jadeveon ClowneyDE Ezekiel AnsahDE Quinton JeffersonDE Branden JacksonDT Jarran ReedDT Al WoodsOLB Mychal KendricksOLB Dekoda WatsonCB Neiko ThorpeCB Kalan ReedCB Akeem KingThe Seahawks are good moving forward with their regular running back options, when healthy, and Brown and Gordon won’t be back at wideout. There’s a fair chance they bring back Iupati at left guard, but they are set to lose both tackles in Ifedi and Fant.The priority defensively with all the line concerns is Clowney, who will get plenty of other suitors to help him hit the top of the edge pass-rusher market. The next guy up front they want to keep is Reed, who would be an affordable no-brainer should Clowney leave.Seattle Seahawks salary capThe Seahawks have $40.4 million in cap space, per To create a little more room, the easiest cut candidate would be tight end Ed Dickson, who comes with a cap savings of $3 million. He is expendable after the team signed another former Panther in Greg Olsen.Two wild cards for bigger savings are center Justin Britt ($8.5 million) and outside linebacker K.J. Wright ($7.5 million). The team would need to feel really comfortable about replacements to make those moves.Biggest team needsEdge pass-rusher: This easily tops the list with Clowney and Ansah unsigned.Offensive tackle: Should Ifedi leave, they need an option on the right side opposite Duane Brown, who will turn 35 heading into his 13th NFL season.Cornerback: They need subpackage help behind Shaquill Griffin and Tre Flowers.Defensive tackle: Beyond keeping Reed, they need to strengthen their rotation.Guard: There could be some interior reshuffling, depending on what happens with Iupati and at center.Outside linebacker: Kendricks may not be back and this rises should they surprisingly cut Wright.Wide receiver: They need to get better spreading the field to support Tyler Lockett and DK Metcalf. Top free agent targetsThere’s a good chance Clowney won’t be returning, and with the Jaguars franchise-tagging Yannick Ngakoue, the Seahawks would need to trade for him. Another couple edge rushers who fit Carroll’s defense are the Rams’ Dante Fowler Jr., a former Jaguar, and the 49ers’ Arik Armstead. For a bit of a reclamation, there’s the Falcons’ Vic Beasley Jr.For right tackle to replace Ifedi, the Seahawks’ could go for the top and the Titans’ Jack Conklin, or older and a little cheaper with the Packers’ Bryan Bulaga. For a true slot receiver, the Cowboys’ Randall Cobb has some appeal.The Seahawks have been looking into T.J. Carrie, formerly of the Browns, for nickel back. The Cowboys’ Anthony Brown is a possibility there, as is the Jets’ Brian Poole. A former Seahawks defensive end, Michael Bennett, could be picked up again to replace Ansah.MORE: NFL franchise tag tracker: Which players have received the tag in 2020?Seahawks draft picks 2020Round 1, Pick No. 27Round 2, Pick No. 59Round 2, Pick No. 64 (from Kansas City Chiefs)Round 3, Pick No. 101 (compensatory)Round 4, Pick No. 133Round 4, Pick No. 144 (compensatory)Round 5, Pick No. 162 (from Pittsburgh Steelers)Round 6, Pick No. 214 (compensatory)NFL Mock Draft 2020The Seahawks have eight picks with which to work. Carroll and Schneider tend to go against the grain early — see running back Rashaad Penny and defensive end L.J. Collier the past two first rounds. Sporting News takes a deep dive into the Seahawks’ to-do list from before NFL free agency through the 2020 NFL Draft:NFL FREE AGENCY 2020: Ranking top 50 playerslast_img read more

What time is the ‘NBA 2K’ tournament today? TV schedule, live stream for ESPN’s players-only semifinals, finals

first_imgThe “NBA 2K” Players Tournament is down to the final four.While the broadcast format has been far from perfect, the tournament continues to fill a gap in the live sports programming schedule as leagues face uncertain futures. If nothing else, basketball fans have been able to watch Patrick Beverley do Patrick Beverley things. TV schedule, live stream for semifinals, finalsESPN holds the exclusive rights to the live broadcast. All of Saturday night’s games can be watched on ESPN or streamed through the ESPN app. The Semis & The Finals are TONIGHT. Who’s getting the chip? 🏆📺 ESPN⌚️ 5pm ET— NBA 2K20 (@NBA2K) April 11, 2020Saturday, April 11MatchupStart timeTV channelMontrezl Harrell vs. Devin Booker5 p.m. ETESPNDeandre Ayton vs. Patrick Beverley7 p.m. ETESPNHarrell / Booker vs. Ayton / Beverley9 p.m. ETESPN’NBA 2K’ Players Tournament resultsAfter an uncompetitive opening round, the quarterfinals brought a little bit more drama. Three of the previous four tournament games were decided by seven points or less.Booker is the highest remaining seed and the favorite to take home the title. He has won both of his “2K” matchups by double-digits and is known as a hardcore gamer.First roundMatchupWinnerFinal scoreKevin Durant vs. Derrick Jones Jr.Derrick Jones Jr.78-62Zach LaVine vs. Deandre AytonDeandre Ayton57-41Trae Young vs. Harrison BarnesTrae Young101-59Hassan Whiteside vs. Patrick BeverleyPatrick Beverley84-54Donovan Mitchell vs. Rui HachimuraRui Hachimura74-71Devin Booker vs. Michael Porter Jr.Devin Booker85-75Andre Drummond vs. DeMarcus CousinsAndre Drummond101-49Montrezl Harrell vs. Domantas SabonisMontrezl Harrell73-51QuarterfinalsMatchupWinnerFinal scoreDevin Booker vs. Rui HachimuraDevin Booker71-55Montrezl Harrell vs. Derrick Jones Jr.Montrezl Harrell71-66Trae Young vs. Deandre AytonDeandre Ayton73-66Andre Drummond vs. Patrick BeverleyPatrick Beverley69-62Our four semi-finalists are locked. Who predicted these 4 guys in their #NBA2KTourney bracket?🎮🏀@DevinBook vs @MONSTATREZZ🎮🏀@DeandreAyton vs @patbev21⌚📺 Semi-Finals & Finals start tomorrow 4/11 at 5PM ET on ESPN— NBA 2K20 (@NBA2K) April 10, 2020 .@patbev21 was too hyped on his W 😤”Who next?”— NBA 2K20 (@NBA2K) April 10, 2020Who will be crowned the first-ever “NBA 2K” Players Tournament champion? If you’re trying to figure out how to watch all of the action live, you’ve come to the right place.Here is everything you need to know ahead of Saturday’s games.MORE: That time Deandre Ayton broke his PS4 because he was so mad at “NBA 2K”What time is the ‘NBA 2K’ Players Tournament today?The semifinals of the “NBA 2K” Players Tournament will begin at 5 p.m. ET on Saturday, April 11, with the first contest between Montrezl Harrell and Devin Booker. The other semifinal game between Beverley and Deandre Ayton will follow at 7 p.m. ET, setting the stage for the finals at 9 p.m. ET. last_img read more

Emergency Preparation Tips From Olympia Fire Department

first_imgSubmitted by Olympia Fire DepartmentIt’s Time to PrepareDaylight savings time is a great time to make a few simple efforts to protect you and your family. A little preparation now can make a power outage or other disaster more manageable.Turn your clocks back for daylight savings.Inspect your smoke detector and change the battery.Take a look at your emergency supplies.  Kits should have a minimum of 72 hours of food, and water for each member of your family and supplies for pets.  Don’t forget medications, flashlights, blankets and radio.In the event of a natural disaster, severe storm event or other emergency visit for news and updates.For more emergency preparedness information you can call the Olympia Fire department, 360.753.8348 or check out one of the web sites listed Facebook10Tweet0Pin0last_img read more