NBA: Westbrook triple-double streak ends in Thunder win

Posted On Jan 20 2020 by

first_imgTaal Volcano evacuees warned against going home Prince Harry: ‘No other option’ but to cut royal ties View comments Russell Westbrook #0 missed out on a fifth straight triple-double Saturday, March 18, 2017, in Oklahoma City Thunder’s 110-94 victory over the Sacramento Kings. AFPLOS ANGELES, United States — NBA scoring leader Russell Westbrook netted a game-high 28 points but missed out on a fifth consecutive triple-double Saturday in Oklahoma City’s 110-94 home victory over the Sacramento Kings.Westbrook, averaging a league-high 31.7 points a game, also passed off 10 assists but managed only eight rebounds before being removed with 58 seconds remaining and the outcome not in doubt.ADVERTISEMENT ‘Time will come’ when FEU will finally beat Ateneo Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. MOST READ Filipinos turn Taal Volcano ash, plastic trash into bricks PLAY LIST 01:40Filipinos turn Taal Volcano ash, plastic trash into bricks01:32Taal Volcano watch: Island fissures steaming, lake water receding02:14Carpio hits red carpet treatment for China Coast Guard02:56NCRPO pledges to donate P3.5 million to victims of Taal eruption00:56Heavy rain brings some relief in Australia02:37Calm moments allow Taal folks some respite ‘It’s not my shame’: Why Filipino women are calling out sexual misconduct on social media ‘Bad Boys for Life’ debuts so good with box office top spot Duterte promises to look for funds to establish rail transport in Cebu Marcos monument beside Aquino’s stirs Tarlac town The Thunder’s fifth consecutive victory improved the team’s record to 40-29 to match the Los Angeles Clippers for fifth in the Western Conference.READ: Westbrook’s Thunder stop Spurs’ winning streakFEATURED STORIESSPORTSEnd of his agony? SC rules in favor of Espinosa, orders promoter heirs to pay boxing legendSPORTSBreak new groundSPORTSMcGregor blasts Cerrone in 40 seconds in UFC returnWith 13 games remaining in the regular season Westbrook has so far this season managed 34 triple-doubles — double-digit performances in three statistical categories in one game.That leaves Westbrook seven triple-doubles shy of Oscar Robertson’s record of 41 in a single season from the 1961-62 campaign. ‘1917’ takes top honor at the Producers Guild Awards Panelo: Duterte only wants to emulate strong political will of Marcos That season was also the one in which Robertson became the only player in NBA history to average a triple-double for an entire season.Robertson scored 30.8 points, pulling down 12.5 rebounds and passing off 11.4 assists a game for the Cincinnati Royals, who moved to Kansas City in 1972 and again to Sacramento in 1985.Westbrook could become the second NBA player to average a full season triple-double. In addition to his top point total, the 28-year-old American guard is averaging 10.5 rebounds and 10.4 assists a game. CBBADVERTISEMENT Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Palace: Crisis over ABC-CBN franchise unlikely LATEST STORIESlast_img read more


Wayne wonder lifts United

Posted On Jan 11 2020 by

first_imgRobin van Persie had been the star that night with a hat-trick, but he was also injured in that game, allowing Rooney to regain top billing with a brace at Upton Park.And he did so with an opening goal worthy of a Hollywood script by emulating former United hero David Beckham by beating the goalkeeper from astonishing range.It was not quite as far out as Beckham’s famous halfway-line lob against Wimbledon in 1996, but the former England captain just so happened to be in the stands to watch it go in.Moyes’s starting line-up caused plenty of eyebrows to be raised as Alexander Buttner, Shinji Kagawa and Ashley Young all started and Michael Carrick, a former West Ham midfielder, was employed in central defence.Carrick was drafted in to replace the suspended Nemanja Vidic, with Marouane Fellaini detailed to help him cope with home striker Andy Carroll at set-pieces.Rio Ferdinand, who also began his career at Upton Park, was ruled out by a back injury, while England forward Danny Welbeck could only make the bench.United started strongly. Carroll stopped Fellaini’s header on the line in the third minute after the Belgian had been picked out in the box by Young and it was not long before home goalkeeper Adrian was required to stop a shot from Juan Mata.Then came Rooney’s moment of genius in the eighth minute as he nudged Hammers defender James Tomkins out of the way just inside the hosts’ half on the right before lofting a shot over Adrian from almost 60 yards.– Rooney reaches milestoneWest Ham replied with high balls aimed at Carroll, who headed a free-kick just wide and found United goalkeeper David de Gea with another header after Stewart Downing had got the better of Rafael da Silva.Kagawa had the chance to double United’s lead, but fired straight at Adrian, as did Mata soon afterwards. Mata was operating in the hole behind Rooney and was a constant menace to the West Ham back-line.West Ham captain Kevin Nolan felt he should have had a penalty when he went down under Darren Fletcher’s challenge, but play continued, allowing United to score on the counter-attack in the 33rd minute.Young fired in a cross from the right that Mark Noble hoofed away from goal, but the ball hit the onrushing Rooney on the shin and flew into the net.It was Rooney’s 212th United goal, taking him above Jack Rowley into third place on the list of the club’s all-time leading scorers, behind only Bobby Charlton (249) and Denis Law (237).The home side were visibly deflated by the setback and allowed Rooney a chance to claim his hat-trick before half-time.This time, however, his connection from the edge of the box was wild and the ball almost went out for a throw-in.The second half was not so memorable as West Ham won a series of corners, but could not turn them into goals.United, for their part, were content to keep possession whenever possible, but the urge to add to their lead was only intermittent.Fellaini burst through late on and went down in the box under a challenge from Antonio Nocerino, the West Ham substitute, but no penalty was awarded.0Shares0000(Visited 1 times, 1 visits today) 0Shares0000LONDON, March 22- Wayne Rooney posted a goal of the season contender as Manchester United ended a memorable week by winning 2-0 at West Ham United in the Premier League on Saturday.A week ago, manager David Moyes had seen his players humiliated 3-0 at home by Liverpool, but United recovered to overturn a 2-0 first-leg deficit against Olympiakos in mid-week to reach the Champions League quarter-finals.last_img read more


Town Looking To Add A Case Worker To Assist Its Veterans  Seniors

Posted On Sep 11 2019 by

first_imgWILMINGTON, MA — During his Annual Budget Presentation earlier this week, Town Manager Jeff Hull announced his intention to add a full-time case worker position to be shared between the Wilmington Veterans Department and Wilmington Elderly Services Department.“The Veterans Services and Elderly Services Departments have expressed concern about their ability to meet the demands of their clients for timely service and follow-up,” said Town Manager Jeff Hull in his annual budget message. “In many instances, both departments are responding to the same constituency — seniors are who veterans.”Hull stressed that both departments are being confronted with growing workloads. The Veterans Department is currently managing more than 400 active cases, involving a variety of claims at both the state and federal levels. The Elderly Services Department, meanwhile, is seeing the senior population in town boom — a 27.9% increase (4,045 to 5,176) between 2010 and 2017 — with the trend projected to continue. As a result, the Department, which currently only has one case manager on staff, has seen its request for case management rise dramatically.“The new case worker will split their time between both departments in making home visits to seniors and Veterans and conducting follow-up visits or calls to ensure that residents are obtaining their medications, attending doctor’s appointments, and identifying other assistance that may be available,” explained Hull. “The case worker will assist by working with residents to complete documentation to obtain benefits such as fuel assistance, food through the supplemental nutrition assistance program (SNAP), financial assistance and medical coverage.”This full-time position would cost $43,898.The Town Manager and Veterans Director will discuss the proposal with the Finance Committee on Thursday, February 14, 2019 at 7pm at Wilmington Town Hall.Voters will ultimately have the final say over the Fiscal Year 2020 budget at the Annual Town Meeting on Saturday, May 4, 2019 at 10:30am in the Wilmington High School Auditorium.Like Wilmington Apple on Facebook. Follow Wilmington Apple on Twitter. Follow Wilmington Apple on Instagram. Subscribe to Wilmington Apple’s daily email newsletter HERE. Got a comment, question, photo, press release, or news tip? Email wilmingtonapple@gmail.com.Share this:TwitterFacebookLike this:Like Loading… RelatedSELECTMEN NEWS: Public Buildings Dept. Outlines Projects This Summer, Including School ImprovementsIn “Government”Town To Launch New Substance Abuse Prevention & Support Programs, Commits $80KIn “Government”SELECTMEN NEWS: Selectmen To Discuss Senior Center, Palmer Park, WHS Gym Floor At September 9 MeetingIn “Government”last_img read more