Lakers likely to draft a guard with coveted big men gone

Oregon guard Chris Duarte shoots over USC forward Evan Mobley during an NCAA tournament game in March. (Jeff Roberson / Associated Press) The player the Lakers will select in the NBA draft on Thursday night in many ways remains a mystery. For starters, picking at No. 22 in the first round probably means the player the Lakers want will be long gone by the time comes for them to draft. Then it comes down to what the Lakers need on their roster and how a draft prospect fits. They could…

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Great Britain men secure 2nd win of the games

Match report: Great Britain 3 (0) Ansell (33’, FG & 55’, FG), Ward (41’, PC) Canada 1 (0) van Son (51’, FG) Great Britain were looking threatening from the off with a succession of penalty corners coming within the opening minutes of the half. Phil Roper twice looked to have given GB an early lead when his initial drag flick was blocked on the line by the last remaining defender before his next effort smacked into the crossbar. As GB ramped up the pressure, Chris Griffiths conjured a sublime strike…

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Olympics hockey: Australia survive Japan test, Belgium men move into gear

If the opening match of the Tokyo Olympics is a barometer for how this competition will pan out, then we are in for a thrilling two weeks after Australia survived a huge scare against hosts Japan at the Oi Stadium. Japan, without the 12th man of the 10,000 crowd, were behind 2-0 in the first quarter before a stunning turnaround from the Samurai as they led 3-2 at the break with three goals in six minutes and a double from Kenta Tanaka. Already a subscriber to our website? Login Source…

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Scotland Men Welcome Ireland for a 3 match series

The Scotland men’s squad has been announced for a three-match series against Ireland at Titwood this week. The uncapped series will start on Thursday 22 July at 7:30pm, before the teams take to the pitch on Saturday 24 July at 4pm, and Sunday 25 July at 11:30am. Due to Covid restrictions, the maximum capacity is 50 spectators; Clydesdale Hockey Club is managing a ‘first come first served’ entry process for the matches, with doors open from one hour ahead of push back. These matches come as the Scots build towards…

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India Men at the top of their game for Tokyo 2020- Graham Reid

Graham Reid, chief coach of the Indian men’s hockey team, believes that his squad is in the top mental shape heading into the Tokyo Olympics. ANTWERPEN – 2019 Test Matches: India Belgium v India (M) Photo: Graham Reid WORLDSPORTPICS COPYRIGHT WILLEM VERNES The COVID-19 pandemic and the ensuing nationwide lockdown saw the Indian hockey team holed up at the Sports Authority of India (South Centre) in Bengaluru for the majority of the past 16 months with very little exposure to the outside world. The Australian thinks that the challenging times…

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Tokyo Olympics hockey: Canada men buoyed by financial boost

Canada men were buoyed by a financial boost ahead of their Olympics tilt where they are aiming for a “giant killing” in Tokyo. The part-time squad received the news that players would each be handed $6,000 (£3,450) from the CAN Fund, a non-profit organisation which has raised millions for Canadian athletes over the last 18 years. Already a subscriber to our website? Login Source link

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Tokyo Olympics hockey: Japan men aiming to land shock medal

Japan men’s coach Siegfried Aikman believes the Samurai can cause a seismic upset at the Tokyo Olympics – despite the world’s top nine having the luxury of the Pro League as Games preparation. Devoid of playing international Test matches since the pandemic, Japan will have the 2018 Asian Games to fall back on, a tournament where they were trounced by India early on before winning the tournament in sensational style. In these Olympics where anything is possible, Japan, the lowest-ranked men’s side, will be no pushovers on home soil. “Nobody…

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O’Dea nets in first series with Irish senior men

Senior men’s test match  Great Britain 3 Ireland 1 (K O’Dea)  Cork teenager Kevin O’Dea netted his first senior international goal for Ireland in their 3-1 defeat at the hands of Olympic-bound Great Britain at Bisham Abbey.  Kevin O’Dea in action for Cork C of I. Picture: Adrian Boehm Just a few days since completing his Leaving Cert exams at Ashton School, he fired home with 10 minutes to go to raise hopes of nicking a result from the uncapped test match which forms part of their build-up to the…

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Ireland Men take on Great Britain in pre Olympic 3 match series

Ireland’s men will look to build on their encouraging series win over Scotland last weekend as they test themselves against Olympics-bound Great Britain at Bisham Abbey next week. Those were their first games since November 2019, and coach Mark Tumilty handed 14 players a first taste of senior international hockey, running up two wins out of three games. Sean Murray and Michael Robson celebrate, June 13 2021, Ireland v Scotland, Senior international test match, Jordanstown And Tumilty will again take the opportunity to have a look at some new faces.…

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Euro Hockey: Netherlands men lift title to break Germany hearts and resolve

Holland had no time, quite literally, for Germany’s steely resolve for a second match at this enthralling EuroHockey Championships as, amid a febrile atmosphere generated by the maximum 3,000 Oranje support to end a golden battle royale, Max Caldas’ side turned the fortunes and broke their continental rivals’ rollercoaster tournament in quite dramatic style to win a third European Cup in four editions. A moment of dazzling skill through his legs from Constantin Staib had, for all the world, looked set to hand Germany their first title in eight years.…

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