Greensburg, IN—The Greensburg Decatur County Chamber of Commerce played host along with Decatur County REMC to a legislative update on Saturday. Representatives Randy Frye and Cindy Ziemke along with State Senators Jean Leising and Chip Perfect were in attendance and each spoke on the work they have been doing in the 2020 legislative session. Sen. Perfect spoke to us about a bill he is working to get passed in regard to minors and employment laws. The bill would allow children age 16-18 to work 40 hours a week instead of at the current law of 30 hours per week during the school year. If passed it would also change how late children 14-18 years old would be allowed to work during the school year and in the summer. Sen. Leising stated she feels health care topics will be a priority today in session. Leising stated she was surprised that no one asked questions in regards to “surprise billing” or billing transparency when it comes to health care. She and others in both the House and Senate have both passed versions of this and will review for final voted to become a bill. Leising also has questions on the iLearn test in the Indiana schools. She is concerned that no one can really answer whether the iLearn test is a bad test, or if Indiana youth truly are struggling with development with a score of 37% overall. Today is the last day to hear bills in their 3rd reading and be passed before they move to the House and Senate, depending on where they started.
O’Driscoll and Sam Warburton – two men who missed the Lions’ series-clinching win over Australia for contrasting reasons – made their seasonal bows in this round four clash. It was a veritable Lions reunion as seven of the 2013 tour squad were involved, with Jamie Heaslip, another third Test absentee, returning to captain Leinster. Brian O’Driscoll began his final season of rugby on a winning note as he helped Leinster claim a bonus point 34-20 win against Cardiff Blues at the RDS. Matthew Rees’ hacking on of a loose ball led to a foot race between Harry Robinson and Fergus McFadden with the latter forced to concede a five-metre scrum. Cardiff kept up the pressure and a subsequent infringement allowed Halfpenny to split the posts for a second time. Although Cardiff had some decent territory, Leinster showed more cutting edge and penetration when building their attacks and should have added to their tally before the break. A late O’Driscoll surge through the middle, which delighted the home crowd, created an opening but Rob Kearney was crowded out on the left wing. Leinster beat a path to the Cardiff line on the resumption, thanks to muscular carries from Heaslip and Martin Moore, and Blues lock Paulo paid the price for a needless dive over the top of a ruck. His sin-binning left Cardiff under pressure defending a five-metre scrum and worse followed as they collapsed an advancing Leinster set piece, leading referee Marius Mitrea to award a penalty try which Madigan converted. The Blues hit back with an early contender for try of the season. Bustling winger Cuthbert beat Rob Kearney on the outside and evaded the grasp of four more defenders from 40 metres out. Halfpenny’s conversion cut the gap to 20-13 before Leinster had a near miss, McFadden being held up in the right corner. Entering the final quarter, Leinster’s lead was far from comfortable and Robinson almost finished off a smashing counter from the Blues backs – Cuthbert’s final pass was ruled forward. Leinster turned down a kickable penalty – Devin Toner was held back after blocking a Lloyd Williams kick – and it proved the right decision as flanker Ryan crashed over on the end of a maul. Madigan converted and then bagged the bonus point for his side, stepping through a gap and barging through Halfpenny’s last-ditch challenge to touch down. Cardiff did manage a late consolation try with replacement Cory Allen intercepting a Jack McGrath pass to score, with Patchell drop-kicking the conversion. O’Driscoll created the first half’s only try for Sean Cronin, Leinster building a 13-6 interval lead with Ian Madigan and Leigh Halfpenny kicking two penalties apiece. Filo Paulo’s 47th-minute yellow card preceded a penalty try for Leinster, however a tremendous solo effort from Alex Cuthbert kept the Welsh side in the hunt. But Matt O’Connor’s men made certain of their first home victory of the campaign thanks to further tries from Dominic Ryan and man-of-the-match Madigan – who finished with 19 points. The visitors were smarting from a surprise home defeat to Zebre and made the early headway in Dublin, with Owen Williams and Cuthbert threatening out wide. Halfpenny was unable to land a tricky opening kick but his sixth minute penalty – awarded for a shoulder charge by Heaslip on his opposite number Andries Pretorius – had the Blues deservedly ahead. Rhys Patchell’s fine one-handed feed released Williams once more, but Leinster quickly turned defence into attack as their first serious raid downfield produced a try. Cardiff did well initially to haul down Rob Kearney, only for O’Driscoll’s superbly timed flat pass to send hooker Cronin slaloming through for a 13th minute score. Madigan supplied the conversion. Isaac Boss knocked on near the posts as the province probed for a quick second try, but the scoreline was beefed up by two well-struck penalties from Madigan, a player keen to impress in the number 10 jersey given newcomer Jimmy Gopperth’s strong start to the season. Press Association
Published on April 16, 2016 at 9:16 pm Contact Matthew: firstname.lastname@example.org | @MatthewGut21 Facebook Twitter Google+ With one out and the winning run 60 feet from home plate, it was Andrea Bombace with a chance — her second of the game — to drive in the winning run.She was 0-for-4 when she dug in to the batter’s box in the bottom of the tenth inning. She had already left four runners on base in the game and, down in the count 0-2, was on the verge of leaving another stranded. Corinne Ozanne, the winning run, stood just 60 feet away at third base.But on the 0-2 pitch, Bombace took an inside-out swing that punched an inner-half fastball up the middle. Her soft liner landed just beyond second base and scored Ozanne to give Syracuse (22-18, 7-9 Atlantic Coast) a 5-4 walk-off win over North Carolina State (20-25, 4-10) in game two of a doubleheader Saturday at SU Softball Stadium. In the first game, an NC State win, the score was also 5-4.“What I was thinking is just stay relaxed,” Bombace said. “That’s my thing, relax and stay calm.”Bombace’s walk-off hit was the first of the freshman’s career and SU’s second of the year. The first, a Sydney O’Hara double against Georgia Tech two weeks ago, gave the Orange an 8-7 win in the 13th inning. Saturday’s 10th inning walk-off was SU’s fifth extra-inning win of the season.AdvertisementThis is placeholder textOzanne led off the tenth inning on Saturday by drilling a knee-high pitch into right-center field. She had worked the count to 3-2 before sending the rocket whizzing over the second baseman’s head.“To see her go (opposite field) like that, I think it makes her special,” SU assistant coach Alisa Goler said. “When I saw where the ball was pitched and she put that swing on it, that’s her bread and butter right there, that right-center gap. It was a beautiful swing.”With Ozanne representing the winning run at second base and no outs in the inning, O’Hara was due up. But SU assistant coach Alisa Goler called Hailey Archuleta to pinch hit for O’Hara, who wasn’t feeling well. Syracuse head coach Mike Bosch was ejected for arguing a call at the plate in the first inning, so Goler was the one who sent Archuleta to the plate to try to get Ozanne over to third base.After failing to get a bunt down on her first try, Archuleta laid one down to advance Ozanne, setting up Bombace’s walk-off.“I think she still has a little bit of the jitters sometimes when she gets in there,” SU assistant coach Kristyn Sandberg said of Bombace. “But she’s one that you constantly talk to and keep her relaxed.”Bombace’s first opportunity to drive in runs came in the bottom of the first inning. N.C. State had just scored four runs in the top half, but Syracuse had runners on first and second base. Bombace hit a short dribbler to end the inning.In the fourth, Bombace reached on a fielder’s choice and then scored on a Hannah Dossett single. In the seventh, after O’Hara tied the game at four with an infield single, Bombace had a chance to drive in Ozanne from second base. Bombace fell behind 1-2 and flew out to right field.But she took good swings in the at-bat, fouling two pitches almost straight back and just missing the ball she flew out on, Goler said.In the 10th inning, she got a second chance. Ozanne was on base representing the winning run again, just as she was three innings prior.This time, Bombace delivered. Comments
No. 8 Syracuse (7-4, 2-2 Atlantic Coast) will host Binghamton (4-7, 2-2 America East) at 7 p.m. on Wednesday in the Carrier Dome in its final game before the ACC tournament.SU beat then-No. 11 North Carolina, 13-7, on Saturday to bounce back from a stretch of four losses in five games including three blown fourth-quarter leads.Binghamton is coming off a 12-8 loss to No. 6 Albany on Saturday. The Bearcats clawed within two goals at the beginning of the third and fourth quarters before Albany finally pulled away.Syracuse will face No. 13 UNC in the semifinal of the ACC tournament on April 29 in Kennesaw, Georgia, as either the second or fourth seed.All-time series: Syracuse leads 4-0AdvertisementThis is placeholder textLast time they played: The then-No. 7 Orange beat Binghamton, 10-8, on April 2, 2014, in the Carrier Dome. SU was coming off its first ACC win against then-No. 7 Notre Dame, 11-10, four days earlier and nearly suffered a letdown loss to the Bearcats on a Wednesday night.Syracuse trailed Binghamton by one goal at the end of the first quarter and went into halftime with only a one-goal lead. But three straight goals in the third quarter pushed SU’s lead to three heading into the final frame. The Bearcats climbed back to within one with 7:22 left in the game only for a Kevin Rice tally to ice the game just 38 seconds remaining.Binghamton held the advantage at the faceoff X, 12-10, and had eight different players each score at least a goal. Rice led Syracuse with two goals and two assists. Derek Maltz, Dylan Donahue, Randy Staats and Nicky Galasso had two points each. The Binghamton report: The Bearcats started its season with four straight losses, to Colgate, Marist, Hobart and Delaware, losing by an average of four goals per game. Since then, Binghamton improved from the rocky start, but is still winless in six away games this season while going 4-1 at home.Senior midfielder Zach Scaduto leads the Bearcats offense with 23 goals and 33 points — both career highs. He’s scored at least three goals and taken at least seven shots in each of the team’s last three games. Scaduto is in a starting role for the first time in his career and had previously started just one game over the last three seasons. He picked up three groundballs and had one caused turnover when Syracuse and Binghamton played in 2014.Defensively, Garrett Waldron leads the way with 10 caused turnovers. The defender and Syracuse native played at West Genesee (New York) High School with Syracuse players Tim Barber, Dylan Donahue and Nick Mellen.Tanner Cosens starts in goal for the Bearcats, saving 44.2 percent of shots and letting in 11.5 goals per game. Dan Mazurek is the team’s primary option at the faceoff X and is winning 53.8 percent of draws.Binghamton’s best weapon is its ability to clear the ball. The Bearcats rank 12th in the nation with an 89.2 percent success rate on clears. It ranks in the bottom half of the America East in nearly every other statistical category.How Binghamton beats Syracuse: It’ll take a nearly perfect game from the Bearcats to take down the Orange. It’ll have to keep turnovers to a minimum, win the majority groundballs and capitalize on every opportunity. Binghamton played close with Albany, outshooting the Great Danes and nearly matching them in groundballs and turnovers, but failed on two clears in the fourth quarter on the way to the loss. The margin of error will be even smaller for the Bearcats on Wednesday though, with Syracuse faceoff specialist Ben Williams likely to control the X.Numbers to know:89.2 – Binghamton clears the ball with an 89.2 percent success rate, which is 12th best in the country.6 – The Bearcats have six losses in six games on the road this season. Their trip up Interstate 81 will mark the fifth time they face Syracuse in the Carrier Dome.55-24 – Syracuse has outscored Binghamton 55-24 in the four games between the two squads.Player to watch: Zach ScadutoScaduto is Binghamton’s biggest offensive threat. He scores the most goals and only one player on the team has more assists. Scaduto is in the best stretch of his career, averaging 3.8 points per game over the last four games. The Bearcats are 3-2 when he scores at least three goals, but just 1-5 when he’s held to less than that. Comments Published on April 19, 2016 at 10:48 pm Contact Jon: email@example.com | @jmettus Facebook Twitter Google+
Brazil : Seria ACorinthians SP vs Vitoria Ba (1x & u 4.5)This tie can easily be ticked as a home win without much analysis by most football pundits. Corinthians SP are a very good team in the Brazilian league and their opponents for this tie (Vitoria Ba) have not been in good form this season.Corinthians SP are the overwhelming favourite for this fixture but my crystal ball tells me that this will not be easily won by Corinthians SP. So my call for this will be 1x and under 4.5.Scotland : League OneAlloa Athletic vs Queens Park (1x/12)Fresh from a good cup win, Alloa Athletic will fancy their chances of winning this tie. Playing at home is a factor in this league and most home teams which are favourite in their ties end up winning.Queens Park will be hoping to surprise the home team and judging from the history of this match-up, one cannot rule such outcome out.My call for this will be a home win or draw in the first half and the entirety of the game should not end in a draw.France : Ligue 1Stade Rennes vs Dijon (1x/12)For Stade Rennes, playing at home is a big factor which they use to their advantage majority of the time. This encounter will see the home team playing against a Dijon side that just gained promotion to French Ligue 1.Dijon lost their last match 1:4 against Monaco last weekend and they will be hoping to improve this time around playing away from home. The team has a bad away form of late.My call for this tie will be a home win or draw in the first half and the entirety of the game should not end in a draw.England : Premier LeagueSwansea vs Manchester United. (away win)Having won their first tie this season, Manchester United will be hoping to consolidate on that result by winning this against Swansea. The reverse fixture saw both teams settling for a draw.The optimism in the Manchester United camp is high and this game should be a straight forward win for Manchester United. Swansea just sold arguably their best player in sigursson to Everton and this should count as something against them in this fixture.My call for this tie is an away win for the Red Devils.All odds amount to a 3-odd multiplier.The mastermindRelatedBetting Odds For August 12, 2017August 12, 2017In “Europe”Betting Odds For August 11, 2017August 11, 2017In “Europe”Betting Odds For August 13, 2017August 13, 2017In “England”
AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to FacebookFacebookShare to TwitterTwitterShare to MoreAddThisALPENA, Mich. — Alpena Public Schools is kicking off the One District One Book program for reading month.This year, elementary school students are reading the book, Friendship According to Humphrey. Every student and staff member in the district will receive a copy of the book. Special Projects Manager for the district, Jennifer Marceau, says they chose the book for its ability to connect with the students.“Many of the characters in the story are very relatable to children attending elementary school. What Humphrey is struggling with in this story is friendship, and that is something that children deal with every single day.”School activities will directly correspond with daily readings the children will do at home with their families. Students will also have a chance to get excited about literacy with this Friday’s series of reading kick off assemblies.If you want to learn more or get involved, you can visit the Facebook page Friendship According to Humphrey APS March is Reading Month.AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to FacebookFacebookShare to TwitterTwitterShare to MoreAddThis Tags: Friendship According to Humphrey, Humphrey, March, Reading, reading monthContinue ReadingPrevious State of Michigan joins investigation of Juul Labs, maker of e-cigaretteNext Text messages of former Alpena County Undersheriff indicate corruption
Dodgers manager Don Mattingly said that Puig did not report any problems with the hamstring since he missed his last game Sunday against the Colorado Rockies. The disabled list “is always on the table but we didn’t have to make a decision tonight,” Mattingly said.If Puig requires a disabled-list stint this time around, the Dodgers can at least take solace in the fact that they did not lose any of the four games he missed.In his fourth start of the season, Zack Greinke (3-0) threw seven shutout innings, allowing only four hits and three walks while striking out seven. “Really good fastball command, then the off-speed was at least solid,” he said. “It was kind of a perfect game pitching, defense — everything was flawless. It was a good game all around.”Greinke worked out of a bases-loaded, none-out situation in the second inning without allowing a run by striking out Alexi Amarista and Cashner. With two outs, Wil Myers hit a line drive back up the middle, but second baseman Howie Kendrick was shifted into position to extend his arm and snag the line drive. SAN DIEGO >> The Dodgers won the game but lost their right fielder Friday.Yasiel Puig re-aggravated the left hamstring strain that caused him to miss four games last week running out a ground ball in the sixth inning of a 3-0 win over San Diego Padres.After pulling up gingerly, Puig jogged back to the dugout and was replaced in the field by Andre Ethier in the bottom of the sixth. A 96-mph Andrew Cashner fastball hit Puig on the side of his left knee in the first inning Friday, but he remained in the game. Puig did not speak to reporters before limping out of the visiting clubhouse at Petco Park after the game. Greinke owns the lowest career ERA and opponents’ batting average of any active pitcher against the Padres.“He’s probably one of the best righties I’ve caught in terms of command,” catcher Yasmani Grandal said. “I think when I was with the Padres, the one thing we looked at was movement — get him up in the zone, everything down just let it go, because he works a lot off of movement. That’s one of the things he’s got going for himself now. He can use movement when he wants to, but he’s got that four-seam fastball that rides the bottom of the zone, it kind of looks like a ball and it’s a strike. He gets a lot of strikes by doing that.”An RBI single by Juan Uribe in the second inning, and a solo home run by Carl Crawford in the seventh, gave Greinke all the runs he needed.Pedro Baez relieved Greinke in the eighth inning and survived a tense few minutes thanks to shortstop Jimmy Rollins.Rollins made the first out, on a ground ball by Myers, by ranging far to his right and making a perfect throw from the outfield grass. With Matt Kemp on second base, Rollins stopped a hard-hit ground ball by Justin Upton from going into left field, forcing Kemp to hold at third. With two outs, Rollins preserved the shutout by denying Yonder Alonso a hit on a grounder up the middle.The Dodgers tacked on an insurance run in the top of the ninth when Grandal walked, Crawford doubled, and Joc Pederson belted a sacrifice fly to center field to score Grandal.Crawford went 2 for 4 and Grandal went 2 for 3, accounting for half of the Dodgers’ eight hits.Yimi Garcia was chosen to pitch the ninth inning, his first career save opportunity coming in his 17th career game. The 24-year-old retired all three batters he faced in becoming the third Dodger to record a save this season.Mattingly said after the game that he would not “anoint” a closer until Kenley Jansen returns from the disabled list. Garcia, who’s pitched three straight games, has been the Dodgers’ best relief pitcher, striking out 16 batters and allowing just three hits in 9 2/3 innings.The Dodgers (10-6) had lost three straight games, all to the Giants in San Francisco. The win allowed them to take a half-game lead over the Colorado Rockies (10-7) in the National League West. Newsroom GuidelinesNews TipsContact UsReport an Error
Ryan Garcia looks to get one step closer to landing a world title shot Saturday night, when he headlines a card against Jose Lopez at the Fantasy Springs Resort Casino in Indio, Calif., live and exclusively on DAZN.The undefeated super featherweight and Golden Boy darling is coming off a fifth-round KO of Braulio Rodriguez on the Canelo Alvarez-Rocky Fielding card at Madison Square Garden in New York City back in December, when he thoroughly pummeled his brash opponent and looked razor-sharp doing it. That impressive showing had plenty to do with Garcia making the switch to training with Canelo’s trainer, Eddy Reynoso. • Meet DAZN, the first dedicated live sports streaming service• Join DAZN and watch more than 100 fight nights a yearWhere can I stream DAZN online?DAZN can be live-streamed via smartphone, computers/laptops, tablets, smart TVs, set-top boxes and video game consoles, as well as DAZN.com. Here is a list of DAZN-supported devices: Mobile DevicesTV & Streaming DevicesGame ConsolesiPhone, iPadAmazon Fire TVPlaystation 3Android phones, tablesAmazon Fire TV StickPlaystation 4, ProAmazon Fire tabletAndroid TVXBox One, One S..Apple TVXBox One X..Google Chromecast….LG Smart TV, Smartcast….Panasonic Smart TV….Samsung Smart TV….Sony Smart TV.. Join DAZN and watch Garcia vs. Lopez on March 30Now, a convincing win over the older, slightly more-seasoned Lopez, 25, on Saturday night would inch the 20-year-old babyfaced sensation even closer to a world title shot. And Garcia (17-0, 14 KOs) and his Golden Boy team know it. This Saturday, @KingRyanG Returns To The Ring 💪#WatchOnDAZN pic.twitter.com/LqARbSizq1— DAZN USA (@DAZN_USA) March 25, 2019 Lopez (20-3-1, 14 KOs) enters the ring coming off a TKO loss to Jonathan Oquendo in October and is just 2-2 in his last four fights. But he does sport an identical 14 knockouts to Garcia, perhaps signaling that the Puerto Rican fighter has enough punching power to test “The Flash” and give Garcia’s 2.3 million Instagram followers something to be concerned about. There’s no doubt that Garcia will look to put on a show for them by flashing his sweet science skills further.Here’s everything you need to know about Garcia vs. Lopez.How to watch Garcia vs. LopezGarcia vs. Lopez is available on DAZN, the global live-sports streaming service.A new subscriber to DAZN can sign up for a monthly subscription or annual pass to watch the fight. The annual pass — which includes access to all of DAZN’s live events, as well as highlights, replays, behind-the-scenes features, original shows and live reports — is $99.99, which averages out to a little over $8 a month. For those who want a monthly-plan instead of the longer-term value, fight fans can sign up for a monthly option for $19.99.For current subscribers, the fight is already included as part of your plan.What time does Garcia vs. Lopez start?The Garcia vs. Lopez fight undercard is set to begin at 7:30 p.m. ET, with the main card slated for a 9 p.m. start, both on DAZN. 🗣 “That was sensational!”#WatchOnDAZN @KingRyanG This Saturday 👉 https://t.co/j4BIUfmyff pic.twitter.com/0few8bdNbZ— DAZN USA (@DAZN_USA) March 26, 2019 Garcia vs. Lopez fight cardMain cardMain event: Ryan Garcia vs. Jose Lopez; Super featherweightsCo-main event: Angel Acosta vs. Ganigan Lopez for Acosta’s WBO light flyweight titleAntonio Orozco vs. Jose Rodriguez; Super lightweightsRocky Hernandez vs. Ibrahim Class; Super featherweightsJoet Gonzalez vs. Rodrigo Guerrero for vacant WBO Latino featherweight titleSwing bout: Danielito Zorrilla vs. TBA; Super lightweightsUndercardHerbert Acevedo Jr. vs. Alfonso Olvera; Super lightweightsNeeco Macias vs. Jeremy Ramos; Super welterweightsRommel Caballero vs. Luis Lizarraga Jr.; Super featherweightsSwing bout: Aaron McKenna vs. Loretto Olivas; WelterweightsWhat other sports are on DAZN?In addition to boxing, DAZN also live-streams MMA, offering over 100 fight nights per year between the two sports in the United States. MMA includes Bellator MMA and Combate Americas events.The sports streaming service also live-streams soccer and cricket matches and “ChangeUp,” a live whiparound MLB show.Globally, DAZN has rights to other major sports, depending on the region. For example, in Canada, DAZN offers the NFL, Champions League, MLS and MLB Network, along with other sports.MORE ABOUT DAZN
How athletes protesting the national anthem has evolved over 17 years Lakers, Clippers schedules set for first round of NBA playoffs PreviousCharlotte Hornets guard Dwayne Bacon, left, and Los Angeles Lakers center Dwight Howard battle for the rebound during the second half of an NBA basketball game in Los Angeles, Sunday, Oct. 27, 2019. The Lakers won 120-101. (AP Photo/Kelvin Kuo)Charlotte Hornets guard Dwayne Bacon, left, and Los Angeles Lakers center Dwight Howard battle for the rebound during the second half of an NBA basketball game in Los Angeles, Sunday, Oct. 27, 2019. The Lakers won 120-101. (AP Photo/Kelvin Kuo) SoundThe gallery will resume insecondsCharlotte Hornets forward Cody Zeller, right, shoots while Los Angeles Lakers center Dwight Howard, center, defends as Kentavious Caldwell-Pope looks on during the second half of an NBA basketball game in Los Angeles, Sunday, Oct. 27, 2019. The Lakers won 120-101. (AP Photo/Kelvin Kuo)Los Angeles Lakers center Dwight Howard, left, speaks with David Beckham prior to an NBA basketball game against the Charlotte Hornets in Los Angeles, Sunday, Oct. 27, 2019. (AP Photo/Kelvin Kuo)Charlotte Hornets guard Dwayne Bacon, right, and Los Angeles Lakers center Dwight Howard battle for the rebound during the second half of an NBA basketball game in Los Angeles, Sunday, Oct. 27, 2019. The Lakers won 120-101. (AP Photo/Kelvin Kuo)Los Angeles Lakers center Dwight Howard, center, goes up for a shot while Charlotte Hornets guard Malik Monk, right, and PJ Washington defend during the second half of an NBA basketball game in Los Angeles, Sunday, Oct. 27, 2019. The Lakers won 120-101. (AP Photo/Kelvin Kuo)Charlotte Hornets guard Terry Rozier, right, goes up for a shot while Los Angeles Lakers center JaVale McGee, left, and Anthony Davis defend during the first half of an NBA basketball game in Los Angeles, Sunday, Oct. 27, 2019. (AP Photo/Kelvin Kuo)Charlotte Hornets guard Devonte’ Graham, right, loses the ball while Los Angeles Lakers guard Quinn Cook defends during the first half of an NBA basketball game in Los Angeles, Sunday, Oct. 27, 2019. (AP Photo/Kelvin Kuo)Los Angeles Lakers forward Anthony Davis, right, drives to the basket while Charlotte Hornets forward Cody Zeller defends during the first half of an NBA basketball game in Los Angeles, Sunday, Oct. 27, 2019. (AP Photo/Kelvin Kuo)Los Angeles Lakers forward Anthony Davis, right, is fouled by Charlotte Hornets guard Terry Rozier while driving to the basket during the first half of an NBA basketball game in Los Angeles, Sunday, Oct. 27, 2019. (AP Photo/Kelvin Kuo)Los Angeles Lakers forward Anthony Davis (3) dunks the ball while Charlotte Hornets forward Miles Bridges (0) looks on during the first half of an NBA basketball game in Los Angeles, Sunday, Oct. 27, 2019. (AP Photo/Kelvin Kuo)Charlotte Hornets forward Miles Bridges, front, dunks the ball past Los Angeles Lakers guard Avery Bradley, left, and JaVale McGee during the first half of an NBA basketball game in Los Angeles, Sunday, Oct. 27, 2019. (AP Photo/Kelvin Kuo)Los Angeles Lakers guard Kentavious Caldwell-Pope, left, steals the ball away from Charlotte Hornets guard Terry Rozier during the first half of an NBA basketball game in Los Angeles, Sunday, Oct. 27, 2019. (AP Photo/Kelvin Kuo)Los Angeles Lakers forward LeBron James, center, goes up for a shot past Charlotte Hornets guard Dwayne Bacon, left, during the first half of an NBA basketball game in Los Angeles, Sunday, Oct. 27, 2019. (AP Photo/Kelvin Kuo)Los Angeles Lakers forward Anthony Davis, right, speaks with head coach Frank Vogel during the first half of an NBA basketball game against the Charlotte Hornets in Los Angeles, Sunday, Oct. 27, 2019. (AP Photo/Kelvin Kuo)Charlotte Hornets guard Dwayne Bacon, left, and Los Angeles Lakers center Dwight Howard battle for the rebound during the second half of an NBA basketball game in Los Angeles, Sunday, Oct. 27, 2019. The Lakers won 120-101. (AP Photo/Kelvin Kuo)NextShow Caption1 of 15Charlotte Hornets guard Dwayne Bacon, left, and Los Angeles Lakers center Dwight Howard battle for the rebound during the second half of an NBA basketball game in Los Angeles, Sunday, Oct. 27, 2019. The Lakers won 120-101. (AP Photo/Kelvin Kuo)ExpandLOS ANGELES — If he plays this way against all his former teams, that’s seven victories right there.Dwight Howard was the puddle-jumper version of Superman Sunday night. He hit all eight shots, got 10 rebounds, blocked four shots and scored 16 points in not quite 23 minutes for the Lakers against Charlotte, which was Superman’s next-to-last stop on what looked like a farewell tour.He was reduced to a return to the Lakers, cape in hand, and he had to promise that he would stay in a narrowly defined lane, and keep in mind that other Lakers were in charge of the flight plan.Few groups are louder than Laker fans scorned, but the peevish booing they hurled at Howard has now turned to rejoicing. He did exactly what he was supposed to do and nothing more Sunday night. “All of that stuff before, the way I played and the way I used to act, that’s not me anymore,” Howard said. “I kept telling myself that if it was 30 seconds, two minutes, 15 minutes, I was going to do whatever it took to help my team win.”“He scored the way we wanted him to score,” Vogel said. “He was crashing, going to the basket, but defensively was where he was dominant. He was getting that above-everybody-else types of rebounds. He has shown bursts throughout camp. Tonight he was off the charts.”The Lakers were shoddy defensively, particularly in transition, for much of the game, against a team that has a seat reserved at the 2020 lottery table. They didn’t guard the 3-pointer well, and they missed 20 of 31 three-pointers, with Danny Green going 1 for 5.But they have a lot of Plan Bs, and a very reliable AD. Anthony Davis had 29 points and 14 rebounds, beat people off the dribble, swished 3-pointers, brought the ball downcourt, blocked shots, and kept the Lakers afloat in the first half. No matter how good you thought Davis was, he is better than that. To see him stretch himself amid all this other help, particularly when Kyle Kuzma returns, will be revelatory.Caruso, the G League veteran and the sacrificial point guard in so many what’s-the-point Lakers games last year, had a major effect for the second consecutive game. He came into the third quarter, and somehow the Lakers started flowing. If you like plus-minus, he was plus-17 in 13 minutes.“He is creating good problems for me,” Vogel said, smiling.Related Articles Newsroom GuidelinesNews TipsContact UsReport an Error Lakers practice early hoping to answer all questions AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MOREUCLA alum Kenny Clark signs four-year contract extension with Packers“He was a star in his role,” coach Frank Vogel said.“I told him at one point that we needed more energy from him,” Alex Caruso said, “and he said he knew it, and he went out there and gave it to us. We see him every day. He’s dunking like he is 21 again.”The Lakers needed Howard, and a late punch from Caruso, and a solid fourth quarter from LeBron James to dispose of the Hornets, 120-101. They only led by a point going into the fourth quarter, but they shot 62 percent the rest of the way, and that’s when Howard got three of his blocks.Howard would be far from the first bounce-back star to win an NBA championship, but few have been asked to overcome such revulsion. In Houston, he and James Harden could barely fit into the same arena. He passed through Atlanta, Charlotte and Washington, where he missed all but nine games with a bad back that needed surgery.Before that, of course, he was a towering figure with Orlando, having led the Magic to the 2009 NBA Finals. Eight times he was an NBA All-Star, and his rebounding and blocked-shot numbers are better than many Hall of Fame residents. But he was damaged goods, and not just physically. Trail Blazers, Grizzlies advance to NBA play-in game; Suns, Spurs see playoff dreams dashed But Howard put the buzz in the building Sunday.“The fans and I have been through a lot,” he said brightly. “I’m trying to keep the fans up with the hype at this point. I’m the hype man.“The joy comes from being out on the court after missing the whole year with back injuries, and not being able to do nothing but be in the bed. I’m going to express it the best I can. But in order for us to win, we have to play that fourth quarter in every quarter. We can’t play around with teams like this. You saw what happened with the Clippers and Phoenix last night. They didn’t take the game as seriously as they should, I didn’t think, and they lost.”At some point a player sees that he’s closer to the descent than the takeoff.“Every moment counts,” Howard said. “It counts from the weight room to the training room to everywhere else. If I do my job 100 percent every night, it will put us in a good position.” Trail Blazers beat Grizzlies in play-in, earn first-round series with the Lakers
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