Kobe Bryant is a smart and gifted passer. When he wants to be. We certainly have seen “facilitator Kobe” but he often comes at the expense of “scoring Kobe.” We get both in the same game, but rarely both at the same time — he is either thinking pass or shot. Usually shot. This season the Lakers assist ratio is up very slightly when Kobe is on the court, but the Lakers have the third fewest assists in the league period. The Lakers’ offense is a lot of isolation and stagnation. So what is coach Byron Scott’s plan to fix it? From Shahan Ahmed of NBCLA.com. Byron says he wants to get the ball into Kobe's hands a little bit more & wants him to be a facilitator. — Shahan Ahmed (@shahanLA) November 23, 2015 So to be clear, the Lakers are going to take the ball out of rookie D'Angelo Russell ‘s hands (and second-year guy Jordan Clarkson ) so Kobe can help the Lakers win more games? Interesting player development system. Kobe himself touched on the Lakers’ offensive … [Read more...] about Kobe Bryant has become guy Lakers count on for ball movement. Yikes.
Sweden-headquartered ball bearing maker SKF is targeting 15 per cent growth for its India market in the new financial year 2021-22 subject to a caveat that business recovery remains on track and does not get affected by the resurgent virus, a senior executive said. “We are anticipating that FY22 (growth) could be in the range of 15-20 per cent. We are seeing high levels of backlogs and future commitments from our customers. (A little bit of) uncertainty could be there, but that doesn’t make us any less optimistic. Macro indicators are in support of growth,” SKF India CFO Anurag Bhagania told ETCFO over the phone. This is compared to a sub 10 per cent degrowth SKF is likely to have ended the previous financial year 2020-21, the CFO gave a relative picture. The automotive sector is faring a tad better than the industrial side, the CFO said. Recovery has been strong in passenger vehicles, two-wheeler categories, and tractors; only commercial vehicles continue to be a laggard, he … [Read more...] about SKF India eyes 15% growth in FY22, plans Rs 200 crore capex: CFO
close Video Fox News Flash top headlines for April 13 Fox News Flash top headlines are here. Check out what's clicking on Foxnews.com. Shane Bieber wasn't sure where this ranked among his best performances. The AL Cy Young Award winner knew it was high on the list. Bieber pitched three-hit ball over nine innings for Cleveland while Lucas Giolito nearly matched him before the Indians broke through in the 10th to beat the Chicago White Sox 2-0 on Tuesday night. The matchup between All-Star aces sure lived up to its billing. "I guess it was a big one," Bieber said. "It's special to me. It was great to know that tonight's matchup was kind of as advertised and we were able to come out on top." CLICK HERE FOR MORE SPORTS COVERAGE ON FOXNEWS.COM Bieber (1-1) struck out 11 and has fanned 35 in his first three starts of the season for the second straight year. Nolan Ryan set the record with 37 in 1973 and Gerrit Cole had 36 in 2018. … [Read more...] about Bieber excels, Indians outlast Giolito, White Sox 2-0 in 10
Former Indian all-rounder Irfan Pathan believes Royal Challengers Bangalore should bat Glenn Maxwell and Washington Sundar ahead of their talisman AB de Villiers. RCB had opened the innings with Washington Sundar and Virat Kohli in the opening clash of the season against reigning champions Mumbai Indians whereas Glenn Maxwell had batted at number four. RCB had pushed AB de Villiers at number five against MI and the talisman had provided the finishing touches as he had scored a quickfire knock of 48 runs from only 27 balls when the team was under the cosh. Irfan Pathan, who was recently tested positive for Covid-19, feels RCB should use AB as a finisher in the coming match as they had done against MI as he can bat anywhere in the line-up. Pathan believes Sundar should bat at number three even if Devdutt Padikkal opens the innings and it will be an advantage if the former can score a little cameo of 25-30 runs. RCB’s director of cricket Mike Hesson has confirmed Padikkal will play … [Read more...] about IPL 2021: RCB Should Bat Glenn Maxwell, Washington Sundar Ahead of AB de Villiers – Irfan Pathan
IPL 2021 by Cricbuzz Staff • Last updated on Live Score Updates Royal Challengers Bangalore 10-0 (1.2 Ovs) Devdutt Padikkal 5 (5) Sunrisers Hyderabad Jason Holder 0.2-0-4-0 Sunrisers Hyderabad opt to bowl Live Scores Full Scorecard Share Tweet Can RCB make it two in two? © BCCI Tweet in your ideas, views, opinions and frustrations during SRHvRCB to @PrakashG_CB. We'll feature the best ones here. Good to see Devdutt Padikkal return after a brief bout with coronavirus. He was sensational in his debut season in 2020, raking up the most runs for RCB. Here's his fascinating story . STAT: Virat Kohli has managed 58 runs in 55 balls in his last six outings against SRH A couple of interesting picks from both sides. RCB opting to play Shahbaz Ahmed over Rajat Patidar was unexpected. Furthermore, Kohli confirmed that Shahbaz will bat at No.3. The use of a biffer in the top-three is … [Read more...] about Live Cricket Score: SRH vs RCB, Match 6, IPL 2021