English Premier League Standings

first_imgPoint STANDINGSPOS LP CLUB P W D L GF GA GD PTS1 (3) Arsenal 16 10 3 3 29 13 16 332 (1) Man City 16 10 2 4 32 17 15 323 (2) Leicester 15 9 5 1 32 21 11 324 (4) Man U 16 8 5 3 21 12 9 295 (5) Tottenham 16 6 8 2 26 14 12 266 (6) Crystal P 16 8 2 6 21 15 6 267 (7) Watford 16 7 4 5 18 16 2 258 (8) West Ham 16 6 6 4 25 21 4 249 (10) Liverpool 16 6 6 4 20 19 1 2410 (9) Everton 16 5 8 3 29 21 8 2311 (11) Stoke City 16 6 5 5 13 14 -1 2312 (12) S.hampton 16 5 6 5 21 19 2 2113 (13) West Brom 16 5 5 6 16 21 -5 2014 (14) Bournem 16 4 4 8 20 31 -11 1615 (18) Newcastle 16 4 4 8 18 31 -13 1616 (15) Chelsea 15 4 3 8 17 24 -7 1517 (16) Swansea 16 3 5 8 15 24 -9 1418 (17) Norwich 16 3 5 8 18 28 -10 1419 (19) Sunderland 16 3 3 10 17 30 -13 1220 (20) Aston Villa 16 1 3 12 13 30 -17 6last_img read more

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Red Force wary ahead of Regional Super50 clash

first_imgPORT OF SPAIN, Trinidad, CMC – Trinidad and Tobago Red Force captain Jason Mohammed says the hosts are bracing for a strong challenge from a strengthened Barbados Pride unit but will be going all out to keep their unbeaten record intact, when the two teams meet in the sixth and final round of the Regional Super50 here today. Red Force have been virtually flawless in the tournament, winning four of their five matches – the other was a no-result – to sit comfortably on top of Group A with 22 points. Pride started weakly but with the return of their international players, stormed back into contention for a semi-final sport with two successive wins, and now lie second on 14 points. However, with Jamaica Scorpions only four points behind and clashing with minnows ICC Americas in their final game at the National Cricket Centre, Pride face a must-win scenario. “I think they have strengthened a lot in all the departments,” Mohammed said ahead of the day/night contest at Queen’s Park Oval. “I think they have a very good bowling attack and also they are very strong in their batting. I think we’re going to have to play a good all-round game to get the better of the Bajans and hopefully we can do it.” In their first meeting in the second round, Red Force disposed of Pride by nine wickets at Queen’s Park Oval, after bundling out the visitors for 161. Since then, West Indies Test captain Jason Holder has returned to lead the side, with fellow international players Kraigg Brathwaite, Shai Hope, Carlos Brathwaite, Shane Dowrich and Jomel Warrican, also picked for the final XI. “It is important for us to keep winning and keep our momentum up and we really want to go through at 100 per cent, and hopefully we can go through the tournament [with a] 100 per cent [record]. If we do that, we will come out with the trophy at the end.”last_img read more

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Simpson says confidence among Boyz now sky high

first_imgManager of Jamaica’s national men’s senior team, Roy Simpson, says the valuable experience gained in the Copa America and Scotiabank CONCACAF Gold Cup tournaments, has lifted the confidence of the players ahead of the upcoming World Cup qualifications.Jamaica will engage Nicaragua in a two-way tie for a berth in the CONCACAF group stage. The Reggae Boyz will host the first leg on September 4 and play away four days later. The winners on aggregate will advance to the next stage.”We came second in the Gold Cup, but that was the end result of work we had put in. We started preparing from the Caribbean Cup in December 2014. We decided that we had to win the Caribbean Cup. And we did that,” Simpson, who has been manager of the senior team since 2008 told The Gleaner a few days after losing 3-1 to Mexico in the Gold Cup final in the USA.Simpson said Jamaica were at a disadvantage in the final stages of the 2014 World Cup qualifiers as while their main opponents were involved in the Gold Cup the Reggae Boyz were idle.”Coach (Winfried) Sch‰fer came on at that time in the World Cup qualifiers … from then he decided that if he was with the team he planned to be at the Gold Cup in 2015,” Simpson disclosed.”We were aware that the top-four teams from the Caribbean Cup competition would be at the Gold Cup but we wanted to win the Caribbean Cup. We were already invited to the Copa America, so we thought that it would make our invitation more authentic if we won the Caribbean Cup.buffer experience”When we looked at the Copa America, we decided that we could not win the tournament. It was not impossible, but we knew we could not win. So, we decided on how best we can use that experience to buffer us going into the Gold Cup.”With better luck, we could have got better results and from that backdrop we knew we could have been very competitive in the Gold Cup,” he recounted. At the Copa America, Jamaica were beaten 1-0 on three occasions – by Argentina, Paraguay and Uruguay.”I remember at the CONCACAF workshop – after the draw for the Gold Cup zones – coach Sch‰fer said to me that he thought we could win the Gold Cup. Then we felt even more confident when coach Sch‰fer, Captain Burrell (Jamaica Football Federation president) and myself went to meet the overseas players in the United Kingdom. What was really encouraging was the sort of commitment that the players exhibited when we spoke to them about the plans for the senior team.”They saw it as their responsibility to come and represent Jamaica and give their all,” Simpson recalled.”If you go to the Gold Cup final and are second, then with three and a half spots available in the World Cup from CONCACAF the expectation is that we should be there in Russia in 2018. There are more eyes on us but what we need to understand is that the work gets harder at each step.”Now with the back to back performances in the three tournaments (Caribbean Cup, Copa and Gold Cup) people will take us seriously again.”I want the people to continue marking us hard because the harder they mark us the better for the team,” Simpson concluded.last_img read more

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Rudisha ready for hot 800m

first_imgBEIJING, China:Since beating Botswana’s Nigel Amos to the 800 metres gold medal at the 2012 Olympic Games in London, Kenyan star David Rudisha has been looking at his rival’s heel whenever they meet.Amos has beaten Rudisha in each of their last six races since the Olympics final, but the world record holder, who admitted that it’s the Botswana youngster who comes into the World Championships as the man to beat, insists that there is no psychological disadvantage despite Amos’ streak of wins over him.The men’s 800m is certainly one of the must-see events in Beijing with Rudisha and Amos providing just two perspectives to a potential thriller that should also include Ayanleh Souleiman, who has also been impressive this season.”I think this rivalry is very good and very healthy. This year in the 800m, nobody is unbeaten so it’s going to be one of the exciting races here, and Amos is the favourite for this World Championships and that will take a bit of pressure off myself but I’m really looking forward to it,” Rudisha told The Gleaner.”He has no psychological advantage over me, though,” he added. “I am tough, psycho-logically. Over the years, I have been building that and I know the reasons why I have been struggling is because I was coming back from the injury. It was a career-threatening injury, so, for me, to be back was a big thing, and now I had to work my way back, I knew there would be challenges.”Glad to be backRudisha says he is happy to be back in Beijing and reported that he has been spending a lot of time in recent weeks doing speed work, which he expects will add to his arsenal, as he looks to wrestle control of the event he once dominated.”I’m happy to be back here in Beijing for these World Championships and I’m really looking forward to it,” he said.”We have been doing good training, I’ve had some good sessions and we were aiming to peak at this time, and I’ve done quite a lot in mileage and the only part that was remaining was speed, and that’s what I have been working on over the past few weeks,” said Rudisha.”The response has been very good, I have been having some impressive sessions and I’m excited about it.”andre.lowe@gleanerjm.comlast_img read more

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Jamaica summon Blackburn midfielder for Nicaragua match

first_img PLAYERS’ ARRIVAL Thirty-three-year-old Blackburn Rovers midfielder Lee Trevor Williamson has been called up to the Reggae Boyz squad for this Friday’s first-leg World Cup Qualifier against Nicaragua at the National Stadium. According to a Jamaica Football federation (JFF) release yesterday, Williamson, who had been summoned to the Jamaica senior men’s national team before, can operate either as a central midfielder or as a winger. In May 2008, he was called up to the Jamaica team under then-head coach, Brazilian RenÈ Simies, for the 2010 World Cup Qualifiers. However, he picked up an injury that forced him to miss the opportunity. The 5′ 10-inch player has Premier League experience, as he has played with Watford FC between 2007 and 2009. At that time, he was a teammate of fellow Jamaica international defender Adrian Mariappa. Williamson, known for his vision, creativity and high work rate, will be looking to add depth to Winfried Sch‰fer’s team that just put in impressive shifts at back-to-back tournaments – the Copa America South American championship and CONCACAF Gold Cup. Both competitions provided a platform for these crucial home-and-away World Cup assignments, which will advance the winner, on aggregate, to the 12-team CONCACAF Semi-finals. Jamaica will travel for the return match in Nicaragua on September 8. The local players have already started arriving for Friday’s contest, with United States-based Reggae Boyz Je-Vaughn Watson, Demar Phillips, and Darren Mattocks, who plays with the Canada-based Vancouver Whitecaps, flying in on Sunday evening. As Sch‰fer looks to step up preparations, an additional 11 players are due to arrive today. They are Deshorn Brown, Duwayne Kerr, Romeo Parkes, Dwayne Miller, Giles Barnes, Simon Dawkins, Joel Grant, Michael Hector, Mariappa, Christopher Humphrey, and Williamson. Hughan Gray and AndrÈ Clennon are due to arrive in the wee hours tomorrow morning. The Nicaraguans are due to arrive here this evening in two batches.last_img read more

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Diamond League schedule (Selected events)

first_imgDiamond League schedule (Selected events)n 10:10 a.m: Women’s triple Jump: Shanieka Thomasn 11:15 a.m: Women’s 100m: Veronica Campbell-Brown, Simone Faceyn 11:39 a.m: Women’s 400m Hurdles, Kaliese Spencern 12:09 p.m: Men’s 200m: Nickel Ashmeaden 12:34 p.m: Men’s 110m Hurdles: Hansle Parchment, Omar McLeodlast_img

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More frustration for Excelsior High

first_img Meanwhile, last season’s semi-finalists, Jonathan Grant, sealed full three points courtesy of a Geovanni Shorter penalty in the 75th minute. Excelsior lead the group with four points and they are followed by Holy Trinity and Jonathan Grant on three each, while the out-of-contention Camperdown have a point. Jonathan Grant will face Camperdown, and Excelsior oppose Holy Trinity in the group’s final games. Only the group winners will advance to the semi-finals. Excelsior’s sports master, Xavier Gilbert, said his team managed the game poorly but was confident that that they would get to the semi-finals. “We just have to win the next game and we will be in the semi-finals, and that’s all we have to focus on right now. Fight to the end. We are confident we can make it to the semi-finals,” Gilbert told The Gleaner. Jonathan Grant’s coach, O’Neill Thomas, said his team will be going back to training, with all their focus on the last game. “We will be aiming to play a good game and go for the win,” he stressed. GOAL FROM PENALTY YESTERDAY’S RESULTS: Jonathan Grant 1 Holy Trinity 0 Excelsior High 2 Camperdown 2center_img Excelsior High’s chances of reaching the semi-finals of the ISSA-FLOW Manning Cup were dented yesterday after they played to a 2-2 draw with lowly Camperdown High at the Constant Spring Complex. It was a very sluggish performance from the Mountain View Avenue-based school, who remained unbeaten in the Manning Cup but will need a win next week against Holy Trinity High to advance. Holy Trinity were clipped 1-0 by Jonathan Grant in yesterday’s opening match of the double-header. Camperdown went ahead yesterday when Jevaughn Jemison scored in the 17th minute. Excelsior, however, drew level two minutes later with a Kimani Decombre strike and later took the lead from the penalty spot. The lanky Chavoy Malcolm cooly slotted home in the 66th minute after Thorne Buchanan’s goal-bound shot from close range was deliberately handled by Jevanni Laing. Laing received a red card for the offence. Despite having a player advantage, Excelsior failed to add to their advantage. They paid dearly in injury time when Nicolai Small punished an error in defence in the 91st minute.last_img read more

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LeBron loses ‘best teammate’ Jones to Suns

first_imgStephen Curry #30 of the Golden State Warriors drives against James Jones #1 of the Cleveland Cavaliers in the second quarter during Game Five of the 2015 NBA Finals at ORACLE Arena on June 14, 2015 in Oakland, California. AFP FILELOS ANGELES, United States — Former Cleveland Cavaliers reserve James Jones, who alongside LeBron James has reached the past seven NBA Finals, was named vice president of basketball operations for the Phoenix Suns on Wednesday.The move was announced by Suns owner Robert Sarver, who also revealed a contract extension, reportedly through the 2019-20 season, for 36-year-old general manager Ryan McDonough.ADVERTISEMENT MOST READ The Suns went 24-58 last season, the NBA’s second-worst record and worst in the Western Conference. Phoenix has not been to the NBA Playoffs since reaching the Western Conference finals in 2010. They haven’t reached the NBA Finals since 1993.“We have laid the foundation for what we hope will become the next championship caliber Suns team,” McDonough said. “There is still a lot of work to be done to reach our ultimate goal of bringing a championship to Phoenix.” CBBSports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Creamline coolly smashes foe sans star Valdez End of his agony? SC rules in favor of Espinosa, orders promoter heirs to pay boxing legend Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Kawhi Leonard, Clippers rally to beat Pelicans ‘I’m out!’: PewDiePie releases last video before taking break from YouTube McGregor blasts Cerrone in 40 seconds in UFC return Indian national gunned down in Camarines Sur Jones, also 36, was a forward for the Suns from 2005-2007, helping the team to the 2006 Western Conference finals. He will report to McDonough and with him oversee all basketball-related matters, including trades, free agent deals and the NBA Draft.His departure removes another familiar face around James on the Cavaliers roster as James ponders the coming season and what his team can do to overcome the Golden State Warriors, who beat Cleveland in the NBA Finals for the second time in three consecutive meetings for the title.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSEnd of his agony? SC rules in favor of Espinosa, orders promoter heirs to pay boxing legendSPORTSRedemption is sweet for Ginebra, Scottie ThompsonSPORTSMayweather beats Pacquiao, Canelo for ‘Fighter of the Decade’James, who has called Jones “the best teammate I’ve ever had,” led the Cavaliers in the greatest comeback in NBA Finals history from 3-1 down to win the best-of-seven series in 2016.The Warriors won a rematch in five games last month. 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 LeBron James scores 31 points, Lakers beat Rockets James has reportedly been unsatisfied with the moves made by Cleveland to obtain off-season talent to better compete with the Kevin Durant-powered Warriors, notably missing out on deals for Jimmy Butler and Chris Paul after general manager David Griffin parted ways with the Cavs.Jones, a former secretary-treasurer for the NBA players union, played alongside James for four seasons in Miami, resulting in two titles and four finals appearances, and the past three seasons in Cleveland. He also played as a backup forward for Indiana, Portland and Phoenix in his 14 NBA campaigns.“We are thrilled to add James Jones to our staff,” said McDonough. “James has a wealth of experiences that will greatly benefit our organization. He is a three-time NBA champion and has been one of the top executives with the National Basketball Players Association over the past few years.”Jones averaged 7.8 points and 2.8 rebounds in 151 games with the Suns. He played in 48 regular-season games and eight playoff contests for the Cavaliers last season and has career averages of 5.2 points and 1.8 rebounds.McDonough came to Phoenix after 10 seasons in basketball operations with the Boston Celtics, serving as assistant general manager for the final three and helping the team take the 2008 NBA title.ADVERTISEMENT IT happens: Facebook sorry for Xi Jinping’s name mistranslation LATEST STORIES Marcosian mode: Duterte threatens to arrest water execs ‘one night’ 787 earthquakes recorded in 24 hours due to restive Taal Volcano View commentslast_img read more

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Benilde runs Perpetual aground for third win

first_imgThis is Benilde’s second win over Perpetual after the Altas had their 69-65 opening game victory against the Blazers forfeited after wearing the wrong uniform.Blazers head coach TY Tang used their earlier game against the Altas as a source of motivation and to prove that they can beat Perpetual without the help of some technicality.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSRedemption is sweet for Ginebra, Scottie ThompsonSPORTSMayweather beats Pacquiao, Canelo for ‘Fighter of the Decade’SPORTSFederer blasts lack of communication on Australian Open smog“We had that as a motivation on our part that we just want to prove a point,” said Tang. “This time we wanted to win convincingly. We just played good basketball on both ends of the court and we were composed.” Edward Dixon led the Blazers with 21 points with four rebounds while Clement Leutcheu put up a 14-point, 11-rebound double-double. Photo by Tristan Tamayo/INQUIRER.netCollege of St. Benilde registered its third win in the NCAA Season 93 men’s basketball tournament after taking apart Perpetual Help, 83-55, Friday at Filoil Flying V Centre.The Blazers improved to 3-9 while the Altas slipped to 4-7.ADVERTISEMENT A costly, catty dispute finally settled Prince Eze had six points and 16 rebounds to lead the Altas.Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparc Winning start Carpio hits red carpet treatment for China Coast Guard PLAY LIST 02:14Carpio 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 respite03:23Negosyo sa Tagaytay City, bagsak sa pag-aalboroto ng Bulkang Taal01:13Christian Standhardinger wins PBA Best Player award MOST READ Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. End of his agony? SC rules in favor of Espinosa, orders promoter heirs to pay boxing legend Learning about the ‘Ring of Fire’ It’s too early to present Duterte’s ‘legacy’ – Lacson Break new ground LATEST STORIES OSG plea to revoke ABS-CBN franchise ‘a duplicitous move’ – Lacson End of his agony? SC rules in favor of Espinosa, orders promoter heirs to pay boxing legend Read Next Saunders and Monroe want Golovkin-Alvarez shot A costly, catty dispute finally settled View commentslast_img read more

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Mitchell scores career-high 22, Jazz beat Lakers

first_imgGiles falters again, Astros lose to Dodgers in Game 4 Jake says relationship with Shaina ‘goes beyond physical attraction’ Ricky Rubio scored a season-high 21 points, had seven rebounds and four assists for the Jazz while Derrick Favors had his first double-double of the season with 14 points and 10 rebounds.Mitchell’s corner 3-pointer with 1:48 remaining gave the Jazz a 91-79 lead and put the game away.“I thought that we were gritty,” Jazz coach Quin Snyder said. “I like that we shot 31 3s. We had one less turnover than last game, so showed improvement on that.“The game became different when they started switching everything in pick-and-roll. That’s something we need to learn how to attack better. … Guys just have to have courage to drive to the basket. … There were times when we were questioning ourselves in those situations.”Brandon Ingram led the Lakers with 16 points and Jordan Clarkson put up 15 off the bench. Ball, the No. 2 overall draft pick, finished with nine points, two rebounds and four assists — the rebounds and assists were season lows.ADVERTISEMENT Coco’s house rules on ‘Probinsyano’ set LATEST STORIES “We are still trying to find our identity still,” Ball said. “We are trying to run and some of the possessions are getting caught in the half court and we are just standing. So it comes with practice. We have to figure it out in practice and transition to the game.“I think I had nine points, four assists, something like that. It’s not enough.”Utah cruised through the second quarter before the Lakers found some momentum in the third and cut the lead to eight points thanks to nine third-quarter points from Ingram. Mitchell put together one of the best stretches of his young career to push the lead back to 75-64 at the end the quarter. He had an old school three-point play, the monstrous rebound dunk and a 3 from the top of the arc in just over 2 minutes.An 8-2 run to start the fourth quarter cut the Jazz lead to 77-72, but the Lakers were never quite able to get over the hump.“I think the little things hurt us down the stretch,” Lakers coach Luke Walton said. “They executed a little better than we did down the stretch. They hit that offensive glass, that is a big team.“It wasn’t our guys not fighting. I thought our guys did a good job of fighting they had some big second opportunities that hurt. They made more shots than we did at the end of the day.”TIP-INSLakers: Rookie Kyle Kuzma played his first game back in Salt Lake City after spending three years at the University of Utah. He went to his favorite breakfast spot and saw his former barber before the game. … The Lakers shot 5 for 22 from 3-point range.Jazz: Snyder wants more aggression from Rodney Hood as the team needs his scoring having lost Gordon Hayward and George Hill. Hood had a game-high nine attempts in the first half. … Rudy Gobert had his worst statistical game of the season with six points and eight rebounds.ROUGH FOR ROOKIES It’s too early to present Duterte’s ‘legacy’ – Lacson Jo Koy: My brain always wants to think funny Carpio hits red carpet treatment for China Coast Guard PLAY LIST 02:14Carpio 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 respite03:23Negosyo sa Tagaytay City, bagsak sa pag-aalboroto ng Bulkang Taal01:13Christian Standhardinger wins PBA Best Player award Margot Robbie talks about filming ‘Bombshell’s’ disturbing sexual harassment scene View commentscenter_img The victory broke a two-game losing streak for the Jazz.“I haven’t caught a dunk like that in a long time, so it was kind of crazy,” Mitchell said. “It was kind of surreal.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSRedemption is sweet for Ginebra, Scottie ThompsonSPORTSMayweather beats Pacquiao, Canelo for ‘Fighter of the Decade’SPORTSFederer blasts lack of communication on Australian Open smog“I’ve been struggling the last few games offensively. Defensively, I’ve been playing well, but as a young kid, it gets in your head that you’re not scoring that much.”The Jazz jumped out to a 21-7 lead thanks to a 16-3 run highlighted by a floater from Mitchell after he pump-faked Ball and got to his spot with a eurostep. The Lakers, however, hung around throughout the night and made it a game in the fourth quarter, but never led. Kiss-and-tell matinee idol’s conquests: True stories or tall tales? Coco’s house rules on ‘Probinsyano’ set Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. MOST READ OSG plea to revoke ABS-CBN franchise ‘a duplicitous move’ – Lacson Ball has started all six games for the Lakers and Mitchell has started three and been the first guard off the bench for the Jazz. Both entered the game struggling with their shot as Ball was shooting 31.3 percent and Mitchell 25.0 percent.Walton talked about the challenges rookies face.“No. 1, the size, strength and quickness of everybody in this league,” Walton said. “No. 2, the 3-point line is further back. Teams scout much more in depth in the NBA. And the schedule is crazy for these guys.“Any rookie that can contribute in the NBA is impressive. … If you’re a rookie and can get anything done at this level consistently, it’s impressive.”UP NEXTLakers: Host Andre Drummond and the Detroit Pistons on Tuesday.Jazz: Host Harrison Barnes and the Dallas Mavericks on Monday.Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Utah Jazz guard Ricky Rubio (3) and Los Angeles Lakers center Brook Lopez, left, battle for the ball in the first half during an NBA basketball game Saturday, Oct. 28, 2017, in Salt Lake City. (AP Photo/Rick Bowmer)SALT LAKE CITY — His Utah Jazz teammates had been waiting for athletic rookie Donovan Mitchell to show off his explosiveness in a game. They finally got it Saturday night when the No. 12 overall draft pick caught an offensive rebound with one hand, behind his head and slammed it home in the same motion with Lonzo Ball looking up from the ground and the crowd going wild.Mitchell scored a career-high 22 points and the Jazz held on for a 96-81 victory over the Los Angeles Lakers.ADVERTISEMENT Jake says relationship with Shaina ‘goes beyond physical attraction’last_img read more

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