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When Root reached hundred, off the 154th

in Clan- und Funwars 16.10.2019 08:27
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OAKLAND, Calif. -- Kevin Durant tk a moments break from his own shting work and glimpsed over at the adjoining court as Stephen Curry ran around the 3-point arc launching long jumpers as part of his regular post-practice routine.Two of the brightest young faces of the NBA will team up for the first time together Tuesday night, when the Golden State Warriors begin another championship quest with huge expectations and Durant the new star in the middle of it all.KD knows its going to be a little strange -- and he is not talking about his new No. 35 uniform or debut with the Warriors this time -- when he lks to the opposite bench Tuesday night and Tim Duncan wont be there . Not for tipoff at midcourt, either.When the Lakers come to town, no Kobe. Kevin Garnett is long gone, t.Three of the leagues best over recent decades retired after last season, and now Durant, LeBron James, two-time reigning MVP Curry, Russell Westbrk, two-time defending Defensive Player of the Year Kawhi Leonard and others must continue to carry the NBA going forward.Leonard and San Antonio open the season without Duncan against the defending Western Conference champions at sold-out Oracle Arena.Its going to be weird not seeing him, KG, Kobe out there on the court -- pioneers of my era of basketball, I guess, Durant said after Tuesdays shtaround. His basketball spirit always lms over top of the Spurs. His DNA is always engrained in that culture. You can appreciate what hes done, but its definitely going to be weird not seeing 21 on the court for them.Durant, who will face his former Oklahoma City team next week, couldnt wait to finally get going in games that matter. He and the Thunder beat the Spurs in the Western Conference semifinals before squandering a 3-1 lead to the Warriors in the West Finals.This summer, Durant shined while playing at Oracle with the U.S. team ahead of the Rio Olympics. He did so again for his preseason home debut against the Clippers on Oct. 4.I dont really think of it as an opening moment, Durant said. Its just another game to me. Its easy for me to approach it that way if its just another chance to step between the lines and do what I love. Not put t much pressure on myself to go out there and be great. I put the work in, I prepared the right way. Ill let that stuff take over. Ive got to get out of my own mind and just play, and thats what Ive been doing.Golden State dealt with its own disappointment in giving up a 3-1 advantage in the Finals and losing Game 7 at home against the Cavaliers .Not that Curry is afraid to talk about that disappointment.In fact, on Tuesday morning he discussed his new Under Armour advertisement that faces head-on the missed championship -- thats fresh, Curry notes in the video.It goes on with: 73-9. ... Missed championship. ... Make That Old.The first unanimous MVP selection last season, Curry said he had a say in the theme focused on pushing on from defeat because theres no perfect journey in any situation, so you try to sweep stuff under the rug or try to paint a picture thats not 100 percent accurate, I think its doing whoevers following our journey a disservice.Theres a powerful story in it, a relevancy to it, whats going on right now, Curry said. A lk into the mindset I have going into this year ... to see certain chapters weve gone through -- gd and bad. With every opportunity you have to lk forward about what youre going to do next. Its pretty empowering. Im excited about the opportunity thats in front of me individually and us as a team. Fake Angels Jerseys . The incident occurred at 19:56 of the second period of the Kings 4-2 road win over Edmonton on Sunday. Nolan punched Oilers forward Jesse Joensuu in the jaw in front of the Kings goal during a scrum. Custom Los Angeles Angels Jerseys .ca. Hey Kerry, big fan of yours, just finished reading your bk. I think that we all saw the Canucks/Flames line brawl just after puck drop. It was obvious that something was about to happen, even to the referees because the fourth lines were on to start. https://www.cheapangels.com/ . Note: The Calgary Flames announced Tuesday that Sean Monahan would not be made available to Canadas World Junior team. 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Moeen Ali ended the day one short of another.The two added 179 - the longest and highest partnership by a visiting team since the start of the 2015-16 season - to restore England from a tricky 102 for 3 as they became the first visiting time to score 300 in the last 20 innings in India.England will hope Rt has set the tone for yet another series. Since his recall in 2014, he has scored 200 not out, 154 not out, 83, 98, 134, 85, 24, 0, 48, 40, and now 124 in his first innings of the series. Moeen brought a touch of maturity to go with his usual grace. The duo hardly put a ft wrong after lunch, but the role of the toss cannot be overstated. This was the first time in Virat Kohlis captaincy that India had lost a toss at home where the changing pitches have made the toss crucial. If watching at home, Williamson must be wondering why he didnt have this luck. His England counterpart, Alastair Ck, went on to enjoy more luck before two overs were bowled than Williamson had in the whole series.Ajinkya Rahane and Kohli dropped Ck once each off the opening bowlers. Expecting low bounce the cordon had crept closer at the start of the match. The first one perhaps went t fast to Rahane at gully, the second reached Kohli on the full only because he was well in but it didnt stick. To make it worse for India, M Vijay dropped a sitter at first slip, reprieving the 19-year-old debutant Haseeb Hameed, who otherwise lked like a solid old-fashioned opener who didnt mind the new fashion of cutting in the air when the ball was short.Having missed three catches by the time Englands openers had reached 24, India had lost a chance to cancel out some of the toss disadvantage, but Ck and Hameed didnt go on to hurt India t much. To the first ball after drinks, Ck fell to Jadeja. Hameed fell to Ashwin after a 29-run stand with Rt. Both had used the ploy to get outside the line of off to face balls breaking back in. Ck fell to one that turned past the inside edge, and Hameed to a change of angle. From round the wicket, Ashwin trapped him with an offbreak that didnt turn as much as expected. Ben Duckett chanced his arm, hit three boundaries and fell to what turned out to be the last ball before lunch.The non-strikers role in both of the first two dismissals left a lot to be desired. Hameed discouraged Ck from reviewing when the ball was headed down leg, and Rt made Hameed review a dead plumb lbw. That was perhaps the only absolute error Rt made before he finally fell in dramatic circumstances in the final session. He was in silken touch, batting on a first-day pitch and without scoreboard pressure. In two balls, in the 23rd over, he displayed his mastery with two drives. Ashwin, who was not shy of asking the batsmen to drive, pitched the first ball up but not right up. At the last moment in that drive, Rt used his wrists a little to open the face and beat cover slightly to his left.dddddddddddd The next ball was a touch fuller, and he unfurled an orthodox cover drive to beat the same man to his right.That Rt was even being asked to beat the man at cover was a sign of the challenge India were facing. During the series against New Zealand, Ashwin hardly availed the services of a cover fielder. He often had just three men on the off side, sometimes even two. Now he needed a fourth man. The pitch was not turning as much as it had for him against New Zealand, and because there were no runs on the board he couldnt afford to be driven t often.Ashwin bowled 18 overs on the trot either side of lunch, but couldnt draw half a false stroke from Rt after his two early wickets. Early after lunch the ball kept low twice, but he found Rt watching it like a hawk. Moeen played one false stroke, on nought, jabbing at one after stepping out. This one fell short of short leg.At the other end India tried the pace of Mohammed Shami and Umesh Yadav, lking to break through with reverse swing available, which should encourage England. Rt and Moeen were equal to it, not committing to shots early, and waiting for balls that were overpitched. Rt drove Yadav beautifully to celebrate reaching his fifty. Amit Mishra, the extra bowler India played, kept offering the odd full toss without making an impression with his legbreaks.Against New Zealand and South Africa, India could afford to bowl with in-and-out fields because hitting the ball to even mid-on could be risky at times, but now with spread-out fields the two could pick the ones and twos easily. With Ashwin having to bowl so much, England could now pick on three men in the field: Gautam Gambhir, Mishra and Ashwin. To make it worse for India, Shami struggled with what at first lked like a hamstring issue but may have been cramps because he kept coming back.Whenever India lked to plug the singles, Moeen would dance down and loft the spinners over the infield, even Ashwin and against the turn. Rt did it once t, hitting Jadeja over long-off for a six. That was almost a celebration of his hundred, but just before that he had a close call. With Rt on 92, Yadav reversed one into his pad, catching him in front of middle, but the reviews returned the slightest of umpires calls to keep it with the on-field call of not-out. When Rt reached hundred, off the 154th ball he faced, England were 222 for 3. Moeen had himself reached 54 by then.England were now in the mod to dominate a tiring attack. Fifty-eight runs came in the next 12 overs. The new ball was available now, but India chose to continue with the old reversing ball. A contentious dismissal followed: a return catch in which Yadav seemed to have lost control while throwing the ball up in celebration. Real-time replays suggested he hadnt controlled, but the slow-motion stayed with the soft signal of out.In the 12.1 overs that led into stumps, Moeen and Ben Stokes, who had scored three ducks in three innings against India before this, put their heads down and made sure they didnt give India any opening on a day they had dominated. ' ' '

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