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ETC Cuts Ribbon on Gigabit Internet

first_imgEnhanced Telecommunications Corporation held a ribbon cutting and open house at their Greensburg office Friday morning, celebrating their efforts to become a “Gig-capable” provider.  ETC’s Dustin Tarter (shown above cutting the ribbon) explains what that means…Audio Playerhttp://wrbiradio.com/wp-content/uploads/2017/07/GameChanger.mp300:0000:0000:00Use Up/Down Arrow keys to increase or decrease volume.Tarter says ETC has laid its improved gigabit-capable network to about half of The Tree City thus far, with plans to expand eventually.last_img read more

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COVID-19: Nwakali allays fear over stint with Huesca

first_img Nwakali who joined Spanish Segunda Division side SD Huesca on a three-year deal from FC Porto B as a loanee from Arsenal last, has been heavily criticised for lack of consistency. But the Golden Ball winner at the 2015 FIFA U-17 World Cup in Chile said he has started enjoying a new lease of life in Spain. “Most of things people write about me are not even true,” the 21-year-old Nwakali told NationSport. “I only had difficulties with work permit and it has not been easy not playing for Huesca even after signing for them over six months ago. “Unfortunately, people just speculated because they don’t know anything about my career but I’m fine and okay with Huesca.” Promoted Content6 Interesting Ways To Make Money With A Drone6 Best Natural History Museums In The WorldWho Is The Most Powerful Woman On Earth?7 Non-Obvious Things That Damage Your Phone5 Of The World’s Most Unique Theme ParksCouples Who Celebrated Their Union In A Unique, Unforgettable Way11 Most Immersive Game To Play On Your Table TopThe Funniest Prankster Grandma And Her Grandson12 Stars You Would Never Recognize Without Their Signature Look7 Reasons Why You Might Want To Become A VegetarianXi Ding Created Caricature Version Of Marvel CharactersTop 10 Most Romantic Nations In The World Erstwhile Golden Eaglets’ captain, Kelechi Nwakali, has said his career with Portuguese side Huesca is still on track despite some outrageous claims as he enthused about what lies ahead on football return following the Coronavirus pandemic. Loading… Signed by Arsenal soon after his exploits in Chile, Nwakali was farmed to clutches of clubs in the Dutch league and was warming up to a fresh start with Huesca until the outbreak of COVID-19 that necessitated the suspension of all football activities. “I actually joined and started training with the team just three weeks before the outbreak of COVID-19; I was at the point of getting into the team,” explained Nwakali. “ The COVID-19 pandemic has been a difficult period to the world and also for football but all the same, I have been doing my own part to keep fit by following the club program and I’m preparing well waiting for the resumption because I have missed doing what I love doing.” Nwakali said he remains focussed on his dreams “My immediate goal now is to start playing again regularly then the long term goal is to be one of the greatest player in the world of football,” he said. read also:Amuneke charges Nwakali to revive his career “Well for the Super Eagle and the 2022 World Cup in Qatar, I believe only the players that are working hard in their clubs with consistent form that will represent Nigeria and it’s my dream to be part of it.” FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmail分享 last_img read more

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Man Utd yet to agree on new Ighalo deal

first_imgManchester United have failed to agree on a loan extension for striker Odion Ighalo. The Nigerian made a personal plea to Shanghai Shenhua to let him finish the season at Old Trafford, before returning to China. United boss Ole Gunnar Solskjaer made it clear he wants Ighalo to stick around until the end of the delayed season but that now seems as if it will not happen. Ighalo looked relaxed as he arrived at Carrington training on Friday as he tries to get back to match fitness after lockdown. Shanghai were said to be open to allowing the 30-year-old to extend his stay at the club he supported as a boy – if he puts pen to paper on a two-year contract extension with them first. read also:Aneke reveals ‘extended’ Ighalo deal close between Man Utd, Chinese club He is currently tied down at Hongkou Stadium until December 2022. Ighalo has been offered a £400,000-a-week deal to stay in the Chinese Super League. FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmail分享 The agreement with his parent club Shanghai Shenhua officially expired on Sunday night. And SunSport understands that a deal to extend his stay at Old Trafford has not yet been agreed. United had doubts over the cost to keep the 30-year-old striker beyond the current terms. Ighalo swapped the Chinese Super League for the Premier League in a shock deadline day loan deal back in January. The former Watford man had scored four goals in eight games since returning to English football.Advertisement Loading… Promoted Content8 Superfoods For Growing Hair Back And Stimulating Its GrowthWhat Happens To Your Brain When You Play Too Much Video Games?5 Of The World’s Most Unique Theme Parks5 Of The World’s Most Unique Theme ParksA Hurricane Can Be As Powerful As 10 Atomic BombsA Guy Turns Gray Walls And Simple Bricks Into Works Of Art13 kids at weddings who just don’t give a hoot7 Netflix Shows Cancelled Because They Don’t Get The RatingsYou’ve Only Seen Such Colorful Hairdos In A Handful Of AnimeBest & Worst Celebrity Endorsed Games Ever Made14 Hilarious Comics Made By Women You Need To Follow Right NowBirds Enjoy Living In A Gallery Space Created For Themlast_img read more

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Independence Motor Speedway set to open Saturday

first_imgBy Jerry Mackey  The season opener for 2020 will be very different as the track will open under the Iowa Governor’s restriction due to the Covid-19 pandemic, which means the grandstand will be closed. Each race car entering the pit area will be allowed to be accompanied by 10 persons, the social distancing guidelines will be in effect and cars will be pitted a minimum of six feet apart.   IMCA Modifieds, IMCA Sunoco Late Models, IMCA Sunoco Stock Cars, IMCA Sunoco Hobby Stocks and Karl Kustoms Northern SportMods will all be in action with hot laps scheduled to take to the track at 6 p.m. with racing to follow.   INDEPENDENCE, Iowa  – The 2020 racing season will see its first green flag of the season this Saturday, May 23. The sweet sounds of race cars flying around the 3/8-mile dirt track located on the Buchanan County Fairgrounds will be heard as five IMCA divisions will be in competition. center_img Fans will have the opportunity to watch the night’s racing action by logging on to Done Right TV. The live streaming service will carry a one-time charge and will not require a membership to watch from the comfort of your living room.   More information regarding Saturday night’s season opener at the Independence Motor Speedway can be found at jjamracing.net.last_img read more

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IHOC : Syracuse allows 3 goals in 2 minutes to seal loss on Senior Day

first_imgTwo minutes made all the difference. The short on-ice span that separated Syracuse from a season-defining win on senior day and another bitter loss left the Orange wondering when bounces were eventually going to go its way.With Syracuse up by a goal, the Orange was playing with energy and had the momentum. But in a two-minute window, it dropped off and disappeared. Robert Morris scored three times in 99 seconds and from there Syracuse struggled to get back in the game.‘For us to try to get back into it, it just makes it tough,’ SU head coach Paul Flanagan said. ‘It’s just mentally defeating. It’s tiring.’And though Flanagan liked how his team didn’t pack it in, the Orange (9-18-3, 0-5-3 CHA) didn’t see the result it wanted, losing 5-2 to Robert Morris (16-8-2, 5-2-1) in the final home game of the season at Tennity Ice Pavilion in front of 341 fans Saturday. SU lost 4-3 to the Colonials on Friday night in the series opener. A few mental lapses and costly mistakes manifested into easy opportunities for the Colonials to sweep the Orange in the conference matchup.Four-year seniors — Megan Skelly, Taylor Metcalfe, Lisa Mullan and Stephanie Jones — were honored before the game in an emotional ceremony. Those heavy emotions carried onto the ice and gave Syracuse an additional boost on the ice.AdvertisementThis is placeholder textHolly Carrie-Mattimoe put SU out in front with a quick strike in the first period. Slipping by a lethargic Robert Morris defense, Mattimoe glided from the near side of the ice and went top shelf on Colonials goaltender Kristen DiCiocco, who was slow to react.With what Mattimoe called a little bit of luck, the Orange showed that bundled energy from the ceremony translated into its early play and lead.‘We were all excited, all pumped for the seniors, and we really wanted to get that win for them,’ Carrie-Mattimoe said.But that desire couldn’t outweigh the mistakes Syracuse made following its early edge.After Jacquie Greco was sent to the penalty box for interference, Robert Morris capitalized.Robert Morris began to send a flurry of shots on the cage on the power-play opportunity. The Colonials then finally broke through when Rebecca Vint redirected a long pass from teammate Brianna Delaney into the back of the net with 48 seconds left in the first period.Then things began to unravel for Syracuse. Just 28 seconds later, the Colonials’ Dayna Newsom fired a shot through Kallie Billadeau’s legs to give Robert Morris a one-goal lead.‘It’s very deflating, the one goal all right,’ Flanagan said. ‘But the second goal was tough.’If the second goal was tough, the third goal was devastating.And it came 51 seconds into the second period when Robert Morris executed a two-on-one to perfection. Kelsey Thomas sent a centering feed to Thea Imbrogno, who deked out Billadeau out for a two-goal edge.By that point, all the energy Syracuse had displayed at the start of game had left the building, and by the third goal the only noise was coming from the Colonials’ bench.And once again, for the most part, the Orange could only point to itself for the breakdown on ice.‘Once one happened we just kind, were kind of scrambling out there, and they just got the other two,’ freshman Nicole Ferrara said. ‘We just need to keep our cool next time.’Ferrara and the SU squad eventually regained their composure and made things interesting when Ferrara collected a loose puck in front of the cage and shot it into an exposed net to make it 3-2.The goal gave Syracuse some life, and Metcalfe said she thought an Orange comeback was within the realm of possibility. But it ultimately wasn’t meant to be.Robert Morris netted two goals late for additional insurance. On a day the Orange wanted to send the seniors out with a win, it instead left SU players searching for answers to its ongoing problems, especially how to avoid critical letdowns.‘I don’t know. I think it’s been happening a lot this season,’ Ferrara said. ‘We still really haven’t figured it out.’dgproppe@syr.edu Published on February 5, 2012 at 12:00 pm Facebook Twitter Google+center_img Commentslast_img read more

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Nancy Pelosi visits USC, talks political gridlock

first_imgU.S. House of Representatives Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi spoke to nearly 200 USC students, faculty and guests Monday morning, discussing her rise to political office and the feasibility of bipartisanship in a Republican-dominated Congress.The event was a part of the political science department’s Political Conversations series, a string of discussions that seeks to engage contemporary political leaders on trending issues from Washington. Pelosi has been the most prolific guest to date.“Thank you so much for the invitation to be here,” Pelosi said during the event’s opening. “USC is a beacon of light in the world of education and research.”Warschaw Chair in Practical Politics Robert Shrum, a longtime friend of the congresswoman, hosted the conversation. Pelosi, who affectionately referred to Shrum as “Shrummy” throughout the event, spoke candidly on her initial hesitations regarding entering political leadership when she was a member of the Democratic National Committee in the 1980s.“We [all] have to take responsibility for the direction of our country,” Pelosi said. “[But] I had absolutely no intention of running for office … I was more behind-the-scenes.”The aversion to campaigning, however, did not last long. Pelosi would go on to be elected as the representative of California’s 5th Congressional District in 1987 (now she represents the 12th) and later as the first woman speaker of the House from 2007 to 2011. She described her political escalation as “going from housewife to House speaker” and from “kitchen to Congress.”The discussion quickly shifted to the current political landscape, where Pelosi currently serves as the House Democratic leader and the Republicans hold the majority in both the House and the Senate.The topic revolved heavily around the possibility of bipartisanship, and Pelosi described her stance as hopeful, but was critical of the opposing party’s current behavior. She described the Republican Congress as being more concerned with “obstructing” rather than “legislating,” and described its nature as “anti-governance.”Pelosi stressed, however, that there is recent precedence for the two parties to work together in some capacity, something she witnessed when the Democratic Party held a majority in both houses under President George W. Bush from 2006 to 2008.“For two years, we worked with President Bush and got a great deal,” Pelosi said, specifically mentioning the raising of emission standards and amendments to the Voting Rights Act, among other pieces of legislation.Not unconscious of her audience, the congresswoman also stressed the need for proper education funding, speaking disparagingly of Republican-recommended cuts.“[Cutting education] is one of the dumbest things you could do,” Pelosi said, citing a Republican desire for reductions in Pell grants (need-based money for undergraduate education) to lower the national deficit. “Nothing brings more money to the treasury than the education of the American people.”Pelosi’s frustration with the Republican Party was evident during the discussion, and the conversation wasn’t without subtle jabs at the GOP. She described the Republicans in Congress as being anti-governance, anti-science and anti-Barack Obama.“They have a trifecta of justification for shutting down government [and] not lifting the debt ceiling,” she said. “That’s what we’re contending with.”Shrum, who was a Democratic political consultant before coming to USC, was also not without choice words for the opposing party.“There is a visceral hate of Barack Obama and a belief in the Republican Party that he is not a legitimate president,” he said. Pelosi advised those in the audience who were members of the GOP to change their party from within.In the second portion of the discussion, Pelosi took questions from the students and faculty in the audience. A student questioned the congresswoman on whether Congress’ current state of gridlock is a modern phenomenon or indicative of age-old political tensions.“There’s always been a healthy difference of opinion … [but] I have never seen it this bad,” Pelosi said.She elaborated that today’s Congress is worse than the political divide that existed in the 1990s, or what she referred to as the politics of “personal destruction,” during which the Republican-led House in 1998 impeached former President Bill Clinton.In an interview with the Daily Trojan following the event, Pelosi discussed matters pertinent to students at USC, such as the escalating cost of college and how her party’s focus is on eliminating hindrances to the access of federal aid money.“We have to recognize that the United States has to invest in our future by investing in our young people and your education,” she said. “From my experience now, most young people don’t really care about [political] parties so much, and that’s okay, as long as we have shared values we’re fighting for.”The congresswoman concluded by reflecting on the desire for increased participation among college-aged students in the political area, and that the turnout at Monday’s event was indicative of a demographic willing to get involved.“The fact that this many people showed up for a discussion of the political stuff and how to be involved and how to be effective, it gave me hope and I hope it gave them hope.”last_img read more

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Notre Dame’s V.J. Beachem uses overseas trip to round into form on court

first_img Published on January 27, 2016 at 10:41 pm Contact Liam: lpsull01@syr.edu V.J. Beachem remembers the locker room teeming with anticipation after hearing the news. He and the USA East Coast team had just wrapped up an exhibition game against a French all-star team and the coaches announced the team’s next opponent — the Nigerian national team.There wasn’t cheering. There was barely any noise. As Beachem turned back to his bag to undress and head back to the hotel, he mulled the opportunity over in his head. Then it clicked.“I knew then it was a great opportunity. They’re trying to qualify for the Olympics, this isn’t just like a little trip where we’re playing against weak opposition,” Beachem said. “This is a great trip for me to play against some competition and really showcase my skills.”In August 2014, Beachem and Notre Dame spent 10 days exploring Italy and playing basketball. The focus of the trip was simple — bonding, not basketball.In 2015, he was the only member of the Fighting Irish to travel to Europe with the East Coast All-Stars, a team that included Syracuse’s Kaleb Joseph. Beachem rebounded the basketball more effectively and worked on his offensive game in his second stint in Europe. The 6-foot-8 forward is the Fighting Irish’s third-leading rebounder with 4.4 boards per game, up from just 1.4 in 2014-15. He’s also the team’s best 3-point shooter with a 42.3-percent clip and the most shots taken from behind the arc.AdvertisementThis is placeholder textSince returning from Europe this past summer, Mike Brey has seen Beachem’s self-assurance grow — a must for the UND head coach after Beachem turned in a disappointing March last season.“He was the guy (in Europe), he played well, he scored well, he played some real good competition,” Brey said. “I think it set him up to kind of come back on offense confident and ready to be a starter.”Over the course of the trip, Beachem played against Portland Trailblazer Al-Farouq Aminu and Yi Jianlian, the sixth pick in the 2007 NBA draft. Beachem also squared off against Syracuse’s Michael Gbinije, who played for the Nigerian National Team.Playing against such a high level of competition forced Beachem to elevate his game. When facing Nigeria, the Notre Dame forward led his team with 17 points and chipped in 3 rebounds.“Guarding and playing guys with top-level talent challenged me,” Beachem said. “Just to go out there and see what I had against the guys in the NBA and at the level that I want to reach one day was great for me.”Facing fully-developed professionals, Beachem solidified his ability to position himself and box out. But the competition forced him to adopt a mentality where he would consciously go up to rebound each missed shot.That wasn’t the case before.“I think coming into this year we needed a couple guys to step up on the backboard with defensive rebounding,” said Notre Dame teammate, Steve Vasturia. “… Whenever he gets on the glass, the other guys can get out on offense and run in transition. He’s been a big key for us.”With the departures of Jerian Grant and Pat Connaughton to the NBA, Notre Dame had a void in leadership that needed to be filled. Brey hoped that sending Beachem to Europe would help address that need and encourage him to be more vocal upon his return.Beachem went overseas to work on intangibles and that’s what he did. But the added bonus of improved rebounding and outside shooting has rounded out a player just when Notre Dame needed.“I think it definitely helped me take the next step,” Beachem said. “… In the rest of this ACC play we’re starting to hit our stride, and I’m really excited about where we can go from here. It’s been cool to be a part of it.” Comments Facebook Twitter Google+last_img read more

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Fast reaction: 3 quick takeaways from Syracuse’s 83-73 loss at Virginia Tech

first_img Facebook Twitter Google+ Published on January 10, 2017 at 9:07 pm Contact Paul: pmschwed@syr.edu | @pschweds BLACKSBURG, Va. — Syracuse (10-7, 2-2 Atlantic Coast) dropped to .500 in the ACC with a 83-73 loss to Virginia Tech (13-3, 2-2) on Tuesday night at Cassell Coliseum. The Orange fell behind by as many as 15 and never recovered despite a late comeback attempt.Here are three takeaways from the game.Syracuse’s interior defense struggledThe Orange allowed Virginia Tech bigs Zach LeDay and Chris Clarke to get free in the low post and it resulted in several uncontested baskets, especially early in the first half. They combined for three easy dunks in the first eight minutes of the game off passes from the outside. As the half continued, Syracuse’s wings — often Tyler Roberson, Andrew White or Tyler Lydon — began pinching in.With the center — Lydon or Taurean Thompson — sliding up to cover the high post, the wings defended the low post. The adjustment worked a bit after that, but Clarke and LeDay still combined for 20 first-half points.AdvertisementThis is placeholder textIn the second half, the Orange’s defense tightened up, but the duo still finished with 39 combined points. After Syracuse cut the deficit to three with 10 minutes left, LeDay got into the sweet spot again and finished.Even with less space to operate, LeDay and Clarke slipped into the holes.Tyler Lydon ineffective after taking a fallLate in the first half, Syracuse sophomore forward Tyler Lydon fell down while attempting a fadeaway baseline jumper. He got up limping with an apparent lower left leg injury and tried to get back on defense, but the Hokies scored before he could get back, unable to run at full speed.Lydon finished with just two points, tied for a season-low. He played throughout the second half, until being subbed out in the last four mintues, but didn’t appear to be running at full speed. With Syracuse trailing, 54-48, he attempted a 3 from the top of the key but it rimmed out.While Lydon wasn’t effective, the rest of the Orange’s offense struggled as well.Orange’s offense hits a wallVirginia Tech went on an 8-0 run early in the second half to open up a 12-point lead. The run came mostly as a result of Syracuse miscues. An airball by White, a travel by White and a ball thrown into traffic that left Battle scrambling on the floor led to opportunities for the Hokies.Virginia Tech’s Ahmed Hill hit a corner 3 in front of his bench to make it 45-33 with 16 minutes to play. Syracuse was forced to call a timeout and while the Orange cut the deficit to as few as three points, it could never get over the hump.The Hokies scored 17 points off turnovers, a reflection of how the Orange’s miscues led to easy baskets. Commentslast_img read more

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Thomas McBride – MintBet: In depth industry knowledge

first_imgShare Quentin Martin: Luckbox – Esports can bridge COVID-19 divides  March 19, 2020 StumbleUpon Submit Related Articles COVID-19 concerns see Grand National called off  March 17, 2020 SBC News caught up with Thomas McBride, the Public Relations Officer for online casino and sportsbook brand MintBet, to find out what the firm can offer to an already saturated market; how its recently-launched affiliate programme is faring; and which horses are worth backing in this weekend’s Grand National.SBC: Hi Thomas, for those who are uninitiated, can you briefly introduce MintBet as a company, and describe what it is you do?Thomas McBride: Mintbet.com is an online sportsbook and casino borne from McBride Racing, an Irish retail betting chain with over 40 years of experience in the industry. We are passionate about sport and offer a wide range of sports betting covering all the main sports with an excellent in-play service and cash out option for most sporting events. We pride ourselves in the fact that our customer service team have an in depth knowledge of sports betting and the complexities that are involved and are quick to give an informed response that will be well thought out. Alongside our sports betting business we offer an array of casino games, slots and table games and live casino.SBC: With the Grand National just around the corner, what predictions can you offer to those looking for a hot tip?TM: The Grand National requires a horse and jockey with endurance, skill and often a large amount of luck, the going will play a major part this year and if it remains soft/heavy I would expect horses low in the weights to be in the shake-up. I am going to tip Baie Des Iles, a young horse hailing from France that is expected to be ridden by Katie Walsh at a decent price of around 40/1, wouldn’t that be a great win.SBC: The online sportsbook market is becoming increasingly saturated. Why should customers choose MintBet when placing bets online?TM: Choosing mintbet.com as your online betting provider really is a no brainer, we give a superior level of one to one customer service that is just not always possible with the bigger betting firms. We know what our customers want and expect and we deliver – it’s all about good solid customer service. We offer quick payment and withdrawals, very competitive odds and unique promotions. We are extremely proud of our brand and this reflects in the way we operator our betting service. Every customer counts and we have set ourselves a task to serve serious punters with innovative marketing offers because we know we are competing in an already crowded space. Our conversion and retention rate is strong for an independent brand and we constantly strive to do better. SBC: At the tail-end of 2017, MintBet launched its own affiliate programme, in partnership with the Income Access Affiliate Network. The programme is of course still very much in its infancy, but how has it fared in the first few months?TM: An affiliate programme is a necessity in this day and age regardless of what certain larger operators may think. Affiliates make up a large part of our acquisition strategy and we’ve hired industry veteran Lee-Ann Johnstone at Affiliate Insider to initiate and run our affiliate programme strategy. Having this expertise in house – has been invaluable to our start up growth. From knowing which affiliates are best suited to our ethos and brand strategy to understanding the finer detail of complex commercial negotiations she has helped us to literally hit the ground running. In less than three months we have secured some of the top volume driving affiliates to our programme, built a solid profitable start to our revenues and had exponential growth month on month with partners who are delivering quality customers to our site. I believe affiliate marketing is skill and requires a strong partnership based on trust. Working in the secure setting of an established affiliate network is the perfect solution for a new startup to handle the large amount of transactions and time managing a programme like this entails. Virtual Grand National success sees bookmakers donate over £2.6m to NHS Charities April 6, 2020 Sharelast_img read more

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Lakers’ Luke Walton questions team’s early effort in 115-108 loss to Indiana

first_imgThe Lakers also became humbled in other ways.Lakers center Timofey Mozgov absorbed an elbow from Indiana guard Jeff Teague that caused a laceration in his mouth and required four stitches afterwards. Mozgov returned shortly later, only to absorb a left-eye contusion. Walton observed “he looks like he got in a heavyweight fight.” Mozgov described his pain as “a lot” and will receive a CT scan before Wednesday’s game in Atlanta. “As long as I can see with two eyes, I’m okay,” Mozgov said. “But if I can’t see what’s going on, there’s no way I can play.”Lou Williams (19 points), Clarkson (15) and Nance (11 points, five rebounds, six steals) offered secondary support. That could not offfset Russell’s 11 points while shooting 3-of-10 from the field and 0 of 4 from 3-point range. Nor could it overcome the Lakers high fouls, including those from Randle (six), Nance (three), Nick Young (three), Mozgov (two) and Russell (two). “We keep reaching. We have a reputation for a team that fouls,” Walton said. “We get calls I disagree with, but that’s the way it is. We have to know that until we prove that we’re a team that doesn’t foul, that’s the way it’s going to be.”Not all believed they have cast suspicion on officials just yet.“If it’s 20 games in the season and we’re giving up 30 free throws a game, absolutely,” Nance said. “It’s too early to form a reputation, but we got to cut down on it before we do.”The Lakers might also want to cut down on their slow starts, too. “We have to keep putting ourselves in games,” said Randle, who had 10 points and six rebounds. “We can help ourselves by starting the game off better and playing with better energy.” INDIANAPOLIS >> – A slightly irritated tone emerged in Luke Walton’s voice.The Lakers’ coach has normally preached patience during the team’s early hiccups. Following the Lakers’ 115-108 loss to the Indiana Pacers on Tuesday at Bankers Life Fieldhouse, however, Walton suggested the team’s effort contributed to the Lakers (1-3) dropping their third consecutive road game. “I would’ve thought after losing two games, we would’ve come out chomping at the bit to play again and try to get a win,” Walton said. “I don’t know why we didn’t come out with the intensity and hunger we should after early losses.”The Lakers collected 25 fouls, including two early ones from D’Angelo Russell and Julius Randle that prompted Walton to yank them less than a minute into the game. The Lakers shot 34.8 percent in the first quarter. Overall, the Lakers looked as dysfunctional as the early clock malfunctions that initially forced officials to monitor the game with a stopwatch. Walton described the Lakers’ first two quarters as “the worst half of basketball we had all season.”“There’s never going to be a lack of effort,” Lakers forward Larry Nance Jr. said. “We don’t have guys that dog it. We don’t have guys that aren’t trying their hardest. It’s just a lull in aggressiveness. We let them dictate the flow of the game instead of us. That never goes too well for a young team.” Things have not gone well for the Lakers late in road games, either. After Nance gave the Lakers a 106-105 lead with 3:11 lead with a put-back dunk, Indiana (2-2) countered as forward Paul George proved why he has become a three-time NBA All-Star en route to a team-high 30 points on a 8-of-16 clip, including 10 in the final two minutes. George made a jump shot over Jordan Clarkson, converted on a post-up on Russell on one possession and nailed a jumper after crossing up Russell on another possession. “He did what he’s supposed to do,” Russell said. “He’s the only All-Star on the floor. That’s your time to shine and finish games.”center_img Newsroom GuidelinesNews TipsContact UsReport an Errorlast_img read more

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