Chelsea Ladies closer to WSL title

first_imgJi So-yun’s late goal gave leaders Chelsea Ladies a 3-2 victory at Arsenal and took them a step closer to winning the Women’s Super League.Danielle Carter put the home side ahead at Boreham Wood and Casey Stoney missed a chance to double their lead when she fired a penalty over the bar.Yuki Ogimi equalised from the penalty spot and Jackie Groenen then put Chelsea ahead, but Arsenal were level at the break courtesy of Leah Williamson’s goal.The game looked to be heading for a draw when South Korean midfielder Ji capitalised on a mistake by Emma Byrme and netted what could prove to be a crucial goal in the title race.Follow West London Sport on TwitterFind us on Facebooklast_img read more

Live preseason updates: Warriors vs. Lakers, Wednesday night

first_imgScroll down to get insights and news updates from the Warriors’ preseason rematch against the Lakers in Los Angeles, where Stephen Curry and Anthony Davis will be watching from the bench.GAME ESSENTIALS: Warriors (1-2) vs. Lakers (2-2) at Staples Center, Los Angeles, Wednesday at 7:30 p.m. (PT). TV: ESPN.ODDS: Warriors -1 (opened at Warriors -1).2019 SERIES: Third meeting. LAST MEETING: Lakers d. Warriors in preseason, 104-98 on Monday at Staples Center in L.A.WARRIORS …last_img

Mamata Banerjee to go live on Facebook

first_imgA day after massive outpouring of criticism against the ruling Trinamool Congress for turning violent to stop the Opposition from filing nomination papers and targeting journalists, party chief and West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee has decided to go live on Facebook on April 24 evening.She is expected to take direct questions and provide an argument related to violence in the run up to State’s rural polls.She did live chat on Facebook earlier during the 2016 Assembly election. Ms. Banerjee has over 27 lakh ‘likes’ on her Facebook page.While the dates of the rural polls are yet to be announced, the nomination filing process was completed on April 23. Many of her Facebook followers have already posted comments on her page on various issues ranging from State’s development hurdles, the Trinamool’s role in national politics to poll-related violence in Bengal, following her announcement.last_img read more

With season winding down, Knicks avoid new franchise low for wins

first_imgBoylen took over for Fred Hoiberg, who was fired in December. He said he came to understand the stress of being an NBA coach. “I learned that when you become the head coach, you don’t sleep as well. I learned that when you become the head coach it’s your responsibility to coach every guy regardless of his past, or his salary or whatever as hard as you can. And that’s what I’m trying to do,” Boylen said.UP NEXTKnicks: Finish the season Wednesday night by hosting a Pistons team that’s trying to hold off Charlotte for the final Eastern Conference playoff spot.Bulls: At Philadelphia on Wednesday night to conclude their season. The 76ers are locked into the No. 3 spot in the East playoff bracket.Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Duterte wants probe of SEA Games mess Cayetano: Senate, Drilon to be blamed for SEA Games mess June Mar Fajardo close to 6th PBA Best Player award SEA Games hosting troubles anger Duterte Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. PH underwater hockey team aims to make waves in SEA Games PLAY LIST 02:42PH underwater hockey team aims to make waves in SEA Games01:44Philippines marks anniversary of massacre with calls for justice01:19Fire erupts in Barangay Tatalon in Quezon City01:07Trump talks impeachment while meeting NCAA athletes02:49World-class track facilities installed at NCC for SEA Games02:11Trump awards medals to Jon Voight, Alison Krauss Private companies step in to help SEA Games hosting Hontiveros presses for security audit of national power grid Ryan Arcidiacono led the Bulls (22-59) with 14 points and Shaquille Harrison added 13.Smith scored 19 points in the first half and Knox added 11 as the Knicks led by as many as 20 in the first quarter.The Bulls cut into the lead late in the second quarter. They trailed 57-50 at halftime.For the second straight game, Smith played with a sore lower back. He was originally slated to come off the bench, but that changed when guard Mario Hezonja came down with an illness and was a late scratch.Smith showed no sign of pain.“That’s the thing, it’s just the only way that I know. I just go hard, that’s all I know,” Smith said.TIP-INSKnicks: Fizdale wasn’t sure if G Kadeem Allen, who is out with a concussion, will be available for the finale. … G Allonzo Trier missed the game with a strained left calf. … G Emmanuel Mudiay was ruled out for the final two games because of a sore left shoulder.Bulls: Zach LaVine (bruised right thigh, right knee tendinitis), Kris Dunn (strained back), and Otto Porter Jr. (right rotator cuff), didn’t suit. … Before the game, Dunn admitted he struggled to find his role with the Bulls this season. “I guess you can say that. Earlier in the season I was being aggressive. I kind of defer away from Lauri (Markkanen) a little bit, kind of sacrifice my role to see how it went. … It allowed me to figure out who I was as a player. That’s to be aggressive,” Dunn said.LEARNING ON THE JOB “It’s a playoff game. The fact that a young team, we only have so many wins and we have an opportunity to play in a playoff game, I think it’s an incredible opportunity for us. I want to see us rise to the challenge,” Fizdale said. “It’s not as much about trying to spoil someone else’s dream as much as it us trying to achieve ours.”The Bulls, meanwhile, lost for the 32nd time at United Center this season, a franchise record. Chicago’s previous worst home season was in 2000-01.“I feel for the fans and I’m disappointed for the fans that we didn’t play better at home, and we have to fix that. We’re going to talk to the team about it. We got to honor our home court better next year,” Bulls coach Jim Boylen said. “We need to have a winning record at home. We have to establish that. We’re going to do everything we can to do that.”The Knicks, who led by as many as 20 against a depleted Bulls lineup, needed a late 5-0 run to pull away. Smith hit a pair of free throws and Damyean Dotson made a 3 to put the Knicks up 89-79 with 2:42 left.Kevin Knox added 17 points and 10 rebounds and Dotson finished with 12.ADVERTISEMENT Philippine Arena Interchange inaugurated Panelo: Duterte ‘angry’ with SEA Games hosting hassles DA eyes importing ‘galunggong’ anew New York Knicks guard John Jenkins reacts after scoring against the Chicago Bulls during the second half of an NBA basketball game Tuesday, April 9, 2019, in Chicago. (AP Photo/Kamil Krzaczynski)CHICAGO — With an embarrassing predicament in sight, Knicks coach David Fizdale implored his team to treat the end of another lost season like a playoff series.The Knicks responded, escaping the possibility off finishing with their worst-ever record by beating the Chicago Bulls 96-86 on Tuesday night. Dennis Smith Jr. scored 25 points and Mitchell Robinson added eight points and 17 rebounds for New York.ADVERTISEMENT LATEST STORIES MOST READ With one game remaining, the Knicks (17-64) can only tie for the worst season in franchise history. A loss to the Detroit Pistons, who are seeking to lock up a playoff spot, would give New York a record matching only its ugly 2014-15 campaign.“Our guys really wanted this game. I issued a challenge to them with seven games to go, just kind of look at how the season was coming down and it kind of played out like a playoff series, so I challenged them to use this as our playoffs, seven games and we got down 0-1, we ended up down 1-3 and now we’ve won two in a row to have a home-court Game 7 on our court,” Fizdale said. “I’m really trying to train their minds on what you have to do to be a team that plays in the playoffs. They really took the challenge and really wanted to win this game.”FEATURED STORIESSPORTSPrivate companies step in to help SEA Games hostingSPORTSPalace wants Cayetano’s PHISGOC Foundation probed over corruption chargesSPORTSSingapore latest to raise issue on SEA Games food, logisticsNew York, which had already secured the NBA’s worst record and a draft position no worse than fifth, won back-to-back games for the first time since late February.The Knicks will face a plenty motivated Pistons team on Wednesday. View commentslast_img read more