Wizards' Wall starts Game 5 vs. Hawks
Wall hit 7 of 16 shots, dished out seven assists, grabbed four rebounds, made four steals, and came up with his second block when Dennis Schroder drove to the basket for the Hawks with the clock winding down and Washington clinging to an 81-80 lead....
How Luxury Hotels Decide If You Deserve a Perk
airport to the hotel (mini bottles of Corona on the way to Rosewood's Las Ventanas al Paraiso in Mexico), during check-in (a welcome mojito at Rosewood Mayakoba, also in Mexico) and upon departure (a bottle of local hot sauce at Jumby Bay in Antigua)....
April 29, 2015
Kentucky's Towns has the makings of a great investment
He may be the top prospect with Minnesota on the clock, but the Timberwolves or the Lakers at No. 2 will be buying more on spec with Towns than Okafor because Towns was not and could not be 1: Andrew Wiggins, Anthony Bennett (next-closest at 27.1 ...
June 10, 2015
Teague delivers for Hawks in Game 4 road win
But it has become clear the Hawks will go as Teague goes, especially with Wizards point guard John Wall out with a broken hand. Wall's absence makes Teague's job easier on defense and puts an inferior defender in front of him on offense. Entering Game ...
Thibodeau deserved better exit than one he got from Bulls
What to do what to do?: In reaching the conference finals, the Hawks crossed the NBA Rubicon. They didn't play all that well in beating either Brooklyn or Washington -- and if John Wall didn't break his hand in Game 1 of Wizards-Hawks, the Wizards ...
Daily Press Briefing
MR KIRBY: Good afternoon, everybody. A couple of things at the top. You probably saw the statement that I just put out about Thailand. I'd like to cover some of the high points in here as well, if I could. We condemn Thailand's forced deportation of ...
July 9, 2015
An oral history of the 2009-10 Kentucky basketball season
John Wall, DeMarcus Cousins, Patrick Patterson and others might not be seen as college basketball trailblazers, but … well … they kind of are. Remember, before those . Orlando Antigua (Memphis, now Kentucky, assistant coach): I do remember how ...
March 9, 2015
John Wall hardly played like a guy who fractured several bones in his left hand 10 days earlier. Returning to the playoffs after missing the previous three games, the Washington Wizards star scored 15 points and made what could have been a game-saving block in the closing seconds Wednesday night. "I didn't have any problems with my hand," said Wall, who was announced as a starter about 20 minutes before tipoff. "I was able to play aggressive and make plays, so I was fine. Wall hit 7 of 16 shots, dished out seven assists, grabbed four rebounds, made four steals, and came up with his second block when Dennis Schroder drove to the basket for the Hawks with the clock winding down and Washington clinging to an 81-80 lead. But Horford made a game-saving play for the Hawks, who now have a chance to wrap up the series in the next game. "We just didn't make the big plays," Wall said. After showing no apparent problems during pregame warmups, the Wizards announced that Wall would be active. Coach Randy Wittman had already said Wall would not dress unless he was going to play, but Washington didn't name him as the starter right away.
Towns is the best prospect available based on feedback from front offices around the NBA, a 7-foot, 250-pound center-power forward going solo at the top of most boards, and yet there is Okafor as a counter in the perfect compare-contrast debate. The rest of the Kentucky roster is lined up behind Towns, which was a very good thing when he was trying to win games in college but now becomes an obstacle -- the obstacle -- in erasing doubt. He may be the top prospect with Minnesota on the clock, but the Timberwolves or the Lakers at No. 2 will be buying more on spec with Towns than Okafor because Towns was not and could not be showcased in 2014-15 when three other Wildcats were...
Six Hawks averaged double-figures and none more than 12. 7 shots or 16. 7 points per game. Over 68 percent of their field goals were assisted and over 79 percent of their jump shots were uncontested. The Washington Wizards, by denying passing lanes aggressively, are stifling the Hawks' ball movement. The Hawks went heavier on straight pick-and-rolls, with Teague and Schroder handling the ball and Al Horford or Paul Millsap setting the screen. The point guards registered 29 drives in Game 4, according to SportVU, 11 more than they averaged in the first three games. The early aggression led to 65 points on 47 possessions in the first half and a 10-point halftime lead, with 40 of the 65 points coming in the paint or from the free throw line. Teague attacked. The Hawks are averaging 47 fewer passes per game in this series (276) than they did in the regular season (323). And Kyle Korver can barely get a shot off. While Korver took just four shots in Game 4, Teague took 20, his second highest total of the season. They get open shots. With a little more space, Al Horford shot 6-for-13 from mid-range on Monday, having shot 7-for-23 from there through the first three games.
A trio of Antiguan resorts where the only rule is relaxation
There are said to be 365 beaches in Antigua — one for every day of the year. But if you’re spending just a week at this exquisite Caribbean isle (and former British outpost), it’s best to park your sun lounger at a top resort where you can get to ...
Wall Street Protesters Turn to Start-ups for Fundraising
When a project goes up on Kickstarter, organizers can initiate a ticking clock, counting down to donation goal. The Occcupy Wall Street Journal was looking for $12,000 by October 9 to publish another issue of the paper. As of midday Friday, 1244 backers ...
October 10, 2011
A DUTCH BRASS-MOUNTED ROSEWOOD WALL CLOCK 'ZAANSE STOELKLOK'
Of typical form, velvet covered iron dial with seasonal spandrels to the engraved brass chapter ring signed Jan Koogies Wormerveer, flanked by a spirally turned column to each side, brass movement with spoked wheels mounted between three strips, alarm work ...
March 22, 2011
A VICTORIAN MAHOGANY EIGHT DAY DROP DIAL TIMEPIECE WALL CLOCK
With brass inlay and grape-carved ears to the trunk, 12 in. diameter painted dial signed 'R. H. SAGAR/BLACKBURN', blued steel hands, single line fusee movement with anchor escapement; pendulum, winding key
March 19, 2011
Uncertain Latin American Investors Line Up, Looking to Get Back Their Life Savings
The U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission filed civil charges against Mr. Stanford Tuesday, alleging an $8 billion fraud centered on "certificates of deposit" sold by Antigua-based Stanford International Bank. Across the region, Latin regulators are ...
February 18, 2009