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first_imgNew Delhi: Ramkumar Ramanathan notched up a straight set win over Canada’s Vasek Pospisil to reach his first ever ATP semi-finals but veteran Leander Paes bowed out after losing his doubles quarterfinal at the Hall of Fame Open grasscourt tournament in Newport.The 23-year-old from Chennai took one hour and 18 minutes to get across Pospisil 7-5, 6-2 in the quarterfinals on Thursday.The 161-ranked Indian will meet American Tim Smyczek in the last four of the tournament.Ramanathan, who had stunned world No. 8 Dominic Thiem at the Antalya Open last year, sent down five aces and converted the three break points that came his way.Paes, who is playing his first match since creating the Davis Cup world record in February for most number of wins in doubles, and his American partner Jamie Cerretani suffered a 3-6 6-7 (3) loss to giant-killers Jeevan Nedunchezhiyan and Austin Crajicek in the doubles quarterfinals.Jeevan and Austin, who had toppled top seeds Nicholas Monroe and John-Patrick Smith in the first round, will face fourth seeds Spain’s Marcelo Arevalo and Mexico’s Miguel Angel Reyes-Varela in the semifinals.In-form Divij Sharan and his partner Jackson Withrow, seeded second, defeated Australia’s Matthew Ebden and Ukraine’s Sergiy Stakhovsky 7-6 (4) 6-3 to set up a semifinal clash with New Zealand’s Artem Sitak and Israel’s Janathan Erlich.Artem and Janathan saw off third seeds India’s Purav Raja and British Ken Skupski 4-6 6-3 10-8 in a thrilling quarterfinal contest. For all the Latest Sports News News, Tennis News News, Download News Nation Android and iOS Mobile Apps.last_img read more

first_img How athletes protesting the national anthem has evolved over 17 years AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MOREUCLA alum Kenny Clark signs four-year contract extension with PackersTaking aggressive lanes to the rim, James looked to score early. He poured in 33 points, 19 in the first half alone, thanks to his array of offense from layups in traffic, to deep 3-pointers that taunted the deep-rooted Spurs tradition of going under on his screens.The fourth quarter sealed the Lakers’ case: James scored or assisted on the first 21 points of the period, including the first 10 points in the fourth after checking into the game. After ending their last three games with some suspense in the final minute, the hot streak from James, who finished with 14 assists (12 in the second half), gave the Lakers (15-2) enough of a cushion to ease to their eighth consecutive win.James finished 13 for 24 from the field and 4 for 7 on 3-pointers in 35 minutes. On an earlier night this season, it’s the kind of performance that would have been labeled “vintage LeBron James.” But leading the league in assists while providing nightly aerial highlights has rendered the term obsolete until further notice – he’s still in his prime.Even Coach Frank Vogel admitted he’s running out of meaningful things to say about James’ MVP-level performances.“He was unbelievable tonight,” he said. “I’m gonna need a thesaurus or something for more adverbs.” PreviousReferee Eric Lewis, left, and Los Angeles Lakers forward LeBron James (23) crash into the scorer’s table during the first half of an NBA basketball game against the San Antonio Spurs, in San Antonio, Monday, Nov. 25, 2019. (AP Photo/Eric Gay)Lakers forward Anthony Davis tries to pass the ball as he falls in font of Spurs guard DeMar DeRozan during the first half of Monday’s game in San Antonio. (AP Photo/Eric Gay)San Antonio Spurs guard DeMar DeRozan (10) shoots past Los Angeles Lakers forward Anthony Davis (3) during the first half of an NBA basketball game, in San Antonio, Monday, Nov. 25, 2019. (AP Photo/Eric Gay) SoundThe gallery will resume insecondsLos Angeles Lakers guard Rajon Rondo (9) shoots past San Antonio Spurs guard Dejounte Murray (5) during the first half of an NBA basketball game, in San Antonio, Monday, Nov. 25, 2019. (AP Photo/Eric Gay)San Antonio Spurs center LaMarcus Aldridge (12) shoots past Los Angeles Lakers forward Anthony Davis (3) during the first half of an NBA basketball game, in San Antonio, Monday, Nov. 25, 2019. (AP Photo/Eric Gay)Los Angeles Lakers forward LeBron James (23) scores past San Antonio Spurs forward Rudy Gay (22) during the first half of an NBA basketball game, in San Antonio, Monday, Nov. 25, 2019. (AP Photo/Eric Gay)Los Angeles Lakers forward LeBron James (23) and San Antonio Spurs guard DeMar DeRozan (10) during the second half of an NBA basketball game, in San Antonio, Monday, Nov. 25, 2019. (AP Photo/Eric Gay)Lakers forward LeBron James hangs on the rim after dunking for two of his game-high 33 points during the first half of Monday’s game against the Spurs in San Antonio. James added 14 assists in the 114-104 win. (AP Photo/Eric Gay)San Antonio Spurs guard Patty Mills (8) drives around Los Angeles Lakers forward Anthony Davis (3) during the first half of an NBA basketball game, in San Antonio, Monday, Nov. 25, 2019. (AP Photo/Eric Gay)Los Angeles Lakers forward LeBron James (23) is fouled as he drives to the basket between San Antonio Spurs guard DeMar DeRozan (10) and center Jakob Poeltl (25) during the second half of an NBA basketball game, in San Antonio, Monday, Nov. 25, 2019. (AP Photo/Eric Gay)San Antonio Spurs head coach Gregg Popovich, left, argues a call with referee Eric Lewis (42) during the first half of an NBA basketball game against the Los Angeles Lakers in San Antonio, Monday, Nov. 25, 2019. (AP Photo/Eric Gay)Los Angeles Lakers guard Talen Horton-Tucker (5) shoots past San Antonio Spurs guard Dejounte Murray (5) during the second half of an NBA basketball game, in San Antonio, Monday, Nov. 25, 2019. (AP Photo/Eric Gay)Los Angeles Lakers forward LeBron James (23) drives to the basket over San Antonio Spurs center Jakob Poeltl (25) during the first half of an NBA basketball game, in San Antonio, Monday, Nov. 25, 2019. (AP Photo/Eric Gay)San Antonio Spurs center LaMarcus Aldridge (12) drives around Los Angeles Lakers center Dwight Howard during the second half of an NBA basketball game, in San Antonio, Monday, Nov. 25, 2019. (AP Photo/Eric Gay)Los Angeles Lakers forward LeBron James (23) is fouled by San Antonio Spurs center Jakob Poeltl (25) during the first half of an NBA basketball game, in San Antonio, Monday, Nov. 25, 2019. (AP Photo/Eric Gay)San Antonio Spurs guard Dejounte Murray (5) shoots past Los Angeles Lakers forward LeBron James (23) during the second half of an NBA basketball game, in San Antonio, Monday, Nov. 25, 2019. (AP Photo/Eric Gay)Referee Eric Lewis, left, and Los Angeles Lakers forward LeBron James (23) crash into the scorer’s table during the first half of an NBA basketball game against the San Antonio Spurs, in San Antonio, Monday, Nov. 25, 2019. (AP Photo/Eric Gay)Lakers forward Anthony Davis tries to pass the ball as he falls in font of Spurs guard DeMar DeRozan during the first half of Monday’s game in San Antonio. (AP Photo/Eric Gay)NextShow Caption1 of 16Lakers forward Anthony Davis tries to pass the ball as he falls in font of Spurs guard DeMar DeRozan during the first half of Monday’s game in San Antonio. (AP Photo/Eric Gay)ExpandSAN ANTONIO — From the sharp tone LeBron James struck on Monday morning, it didn’t seem like his Lakers were preparing for a team that had lost eight of its nine previous games.While the Lakers have let other struggling teams hang around in the last week before winning anyway, James was wary of making the same mistake against the San Antonio Spurs.“It’s the same Spurs team I’ve played throughout my whole career,” he said. “They’re extremely well-coached. If you don’t go in with the mental side, they’ll beat the hell out of you.”On Monday night, it wasn’t the same old Spurs (6-12). But it was definitely the same LeBron James, who beat the hell out of a franchise that’s been one of the great foes of his career in the Lakers’ 114-104 victory. Lakers practice early hoping to answer all questions Lakers, Clippers schedules set for first round of NBA playoffs Trail Blazers beat Grizzlies in play-in, earn first-round series with the Lakers center_img Davis said he has a good idea of what to expect.“I’m pretty sure every time I catch the ball, it’s probably going to be boos and stuff like that,” he said. “As long as we stay locked in, as I stay locked in, and play the game the right way, and come out with a win, the rest of it doesn’t really matter.”That’s been the pattern so far three games into a four-game trip, which has been largely powered by James. He hit 30 for the second straight game, and passed Peja Stojakovic among all-time 3-point shooters on his final deep 3-pointer of the night to seize No. 18 with 1,761.It was the Spurs who sowed those seeds long ago, inspiring James to grow his game: In three NBA Finals clashes, two won by San Antonio, James felt challenged to seal up his weaknesses. Monday night was just the latest of that bitter harvest.“My first Finals appearance in ’07, they went under everything and I didn’t shoot the ball,” James said on the Spectrum broadcast. “I wasn’t comfortable with shooting the ball at that point in time in my career. I give a lot of thanks to their scheme, a lot of thanks to teams that I went against. Just trying to be the most complete basketball player I can be.” Trail Blazers, Grizzlies advance to NBA play-in game; Suns, Spurs see playoff dreams dashed Notably, James’ performance came on a cool night for Anthony Davis, who started just 2 for 10 from the field, looking hesitant to drive and settling for jumpers. But even he found his footing late, finishing with 19 points and 12 rebounds to help close out the game.On the other end, Davis helped shut down LaMarcus Aldridge late, as the Lakers held the Spurs star to a scoreless fourth after he went off for 30 in the first 36 minutes. DeMar DeRozan (24 points) matched James’ 12 points in the final frame, but couldn’t produce the same kind of playmaking – James had five assists in the fourth, from a sailing lob for a JaVale McGee dunk, to a closing dunk for Davis.The Lakers haven’t lost a game away from Staples Center, starting the season 7-0 when they leave their own building. The win Monday helped build momentum for a much-anticipated game on Wednesday night, when Davis returns to New Orleans to play the Pelicans, who traded him to the Lakers this summer.Related Articles Newsroom GuidelinesNews TipsContact UsReport an Errorlast_img read more

first_imgThe seventh international sixth April tournament of the city of Sarajevo for young basketball players will be held from4 to 6 April at KSC Skenderija, organized by the Basketball Club ‘Koš’, under the sponsorship of the City of Sarajevo and the Mayor of Sarajevo Ivo Komšić.The tournament will be attended by 18 men’s teams, with the participation of two state teams B&H (U-16 and U-18), and local teams KK ”Spars”, KK ”Gen” and KK ”Koš”.Also, there will be the young basketball players of BC Fenerbahce (Turkey), BC Tofas (Turkey), KK Cibona (Croatia), KK Jolly (Croatia) and KK Kvarner (Croatia), which guarantees that the tournament will give the city a large number of high quality games, announced the City of Sarajevo.The tournament will be opened on 4 April by the Deputy Mayor of Sarajevo Ranko Čović.(Source: Fena)last_img read more