Irish competing in Olympics today

first_imgSailor Annalise Murphy resumes from third position in the laser radial class today at five past five.Carlow’s Finn Lynch is also back on the water after five and he’s in 21st overall.Shane Ryan and Nicholas Quinn are in the pool this evening for their heats in the 100 metres free style and 200 metres breaststroke.The three day eventing team resume from 8th overall at 2 o’clock.In boxing David Oliver Joyce fights in the last 16 of the lightweight division around quarter to ten tonight. Rower Sanita Puspure hopes to reach the semi finals of the single sculls event.The Cork based athlete is in action at twenty to two.In hockey Ireland take on defending champions Germany at 4.30last_img read more

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Lakers sluggish, Kobe Bryant sharp in 126-97 loss to Rockets

first_imgOn this trip, Bryant has somehow averaged 25.6 points on 48.2-percent shooting and 4.3 assists in 33 minutes in the three games the Lakers played on the second night of back-to-backs. “You would think that it would be the other way around,” Scott said. “I have no answer for why he’s able to do that.”Bryant had some answers. He reported he has improved his timing. He has stayed active on off days by running on the treadmill. Scott admitted Bryant played “in facilitating mode” though he attributed to Houston’s defense than Bryant showing better shot selection.“He’s taking some great shots. But he’s getting some more open shots as well,” Scott said. We’re also doing a better job of executing and setting screens when he has that opportunity. So, the volume hasn’t been as much. But obviously the consistency has been much better.” So even if Scott said the Lakers “have a lot of work to do “ following a 1-7 mark, Bryant’s progression exceeded his expectations. He had envisioned Bryant would need to sit in at least one of the Lakers’ sets of back-to-backs. But with Bryant announcing his retirement just before the Lakers’ trip, both Bryant and Scott aimed for him to appear in every game. “He will try everything in his power to play every game,” Scott said. “He also wants to play every game on the road, especially at arenas where he knows he’ll be there at the last time. That’s one of the challenges to this season.”The other challenges include the Lakers manufacturing wins and successfully navigating a heavy travel schedule. But those areas became more challenging than Bryant somehow turning back the clock on nights it’s least expected. Newsroom GuidelinesNews TipsContact UsReport an Error Most of the blame fell on the Lakers’ reserves, which allowed Houston to break the game open with a 29-4 run to open the fourth quarter.“The second unit was terrible,” Scott said. “They kind of came in and all the momentum just kind of shifted, didn’t come in with the same type of energy and the same type of purpose.”:It did not help Houston guard James Harden exerted his playmaking to post 30 points on 11-of-20 shooting, including 16 in the first quarter. Or that Rockets center Dwight Howard showcased his brute strength en route to 18 points on 7-of-8 shooting and 10 rebounds.But amid the Lakers nursing fatigue at the end of their eight-game trip, their 37-year-old star player somehow thrived through it. Kobe Bryant posted a near triple double, in points (25), rebounds (seven) and assists (six). He stuffed the boxscore by shooting 9 of 16 from the field and 4 of 9 from 3-point range despite not playing in the fourth quarter.“My legs are finally catching up,” Bryant said. “Better late than never.”center_img HOUSTON >> The physical and mental strain took its toll on Lakers coach Byron Scott as he spent the past two weeks living out of a suitcase. The Lakers traveled to eight different cities over 13 days. They crossed back and forth between two different time zones. They needed their passport on part of the trip. The excursion represented 41 percent of their entire road schedule for the 2015-16 campaign. “I can’t wait to get back to my bed,” Scott said. “I’m feeling that right now.”Too bad Scott felt that before the Lakers’ 126-97 loss to the Houston Rockets on Saturday at Toyota Center. It appears his players felt it, too, as the Lakers (3-21) lost their sixth consecutive game and concluded with a 1-7 record on their eight-game trip. last_img read more

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Marcus Johansson injury update: Bruins forward has lung contusion, will be re-evaluated in one week

first_imgMarcus Johansson gets lit up by Micheal Ferland & is injured pic.twitter.com/FhmVh6sgXK— Pete Blackburn (@PeteBlackburn) March 6, 2019He will be re-evaluated in one week.Marcus Johansson was brought to MGH during the game against Carolina on March 5 for evaluation. Testing revealed a lung contusion. He was monitored overnight and was discharged today after further evaluation by specialists.He will be re-evaluated in approximately one week.— Boston Bruins (@NHLBruins) March 6, 2019Johansson had to stay in the hospital overnight for observation and was discharged Wednesday. The 28-year-old has 12 goals and 16 assists in 52 games this season with the Bruins and Devils. Boston acquired Johansson from New Jersey for second- and fourth-round picks in the 2020 draft at the trade deadline.The Bruins are 40-17-9 and three points up on the Maple Leafs for second place in the Atlantic Division.They are 9-0-1 in their last 10 games and the majority of that has come without forward David Pastrnak, who has been out with a thumb injury. He has been sidelined since Feb. 10. Related News Marcus Johansson won’t be on the ice for a little while.The Bruins forward sustained a lung contusion in Boston’s win over the Hurricanes on Tuesday when he was checked by Michael Ferland. Humboldt hockey team back in playoffs 11 months after deadly bus crashlast_img read more

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