Category: Sports

Warriors run, Bryant Shines for Lakers

On Wednesday, NBA action, the Golden State Warriors continued their winning run along with a victory over the Charlotte Hornets. Kobe Bryant’s season best had been an inspiration to the Los Angeles Lakers to gain a victory over the Washington Wizards.

Stephen Curry scored 40 points at the start of the season was lengthened to 20-0 with a win of 116-99 over the Hornets. The most impressive performance was Nicolas Batum, and he was contributing 17 points, three assists, and eight rebounds in a losing cause.

Meanwhile, Bryant rolled back the years in the Lakers’ triumph with 108-104 scoring 31 points, three assists and two rebounds over the Wizards. The most prolific player who was in action in Charlotte was John Wall as he scored 34 points, seven rebounds, and 11 assists.

The Los Angeles Clippers were outlasted by Indiana Pacers by 103-91 as Paul George scored 10 rebounds and 31 points. By the end of the second quarter, the Los Angeles Clippers opened up a handy three point lead. In the latter stages of this match, Pacers inspired by George proved too strong. The Detroit Pistons claimed a 127-122 winning the Phoenix Suns as Reggie Jackson scored the 34th point. In the fourth quarter, the Suns were in the lead by nine points. However, the Pistons were capable of cutting the deficit, and they won 15-10 to enhance their home record to 6-2.

The 21st defeat of this season was recorded by Philadelphia 76ers as they went down 99-87 and lost to the New York Knicks. The Knicks were fortunate as Kristaps Porzingis scored 17 points, two assists, and ten rebounds.

The Toronto Raptors won the Atlanta Hawks by 96-86 after they trailed by 14 in the third quarter. 31 points were scored by Kyle Lowry for the Canadians, and he also claimed five assists and five rebounds.

26 points and 19 rebounds were scored by Pau Gasol as the Denver Nuggets lost to the Chicago Bulls by 99 points to 90. The Rockets came back after the first quarter with a claim of 108-101 victory over the New Orleans Pelicans.

After the first quarter, the Rockets trailed by 12 and improved their season record to a level of 8-11. The Pelicans’ Anthony Davis claimed 13 rebounds and scored 29 points. The Rockets’ James Harden scored 20 points.

In the final match, 95-70 win was achieved by San Antonio Spurs over the Milwaukee Bucks. This is the 10th victory of San Antonio at home.

FIA Says The 2016 Formula 1 U.S. Grand Prix as Uncertain

Though the Austin race is listed on the 2016 calendar, it seems to be unclear if the race will take place. The U.S. Grand Prix is listed as a provisional one subject to agreement with the ASN and the promoter on the latest version of the upcoming F1 calendar. The race has lost a major chunk of 20 percent of its subsidy that comes from the Texas Major Events Trust Fund. There has been a reduction from $25 million to just $19.5 million this year. Recently, Bernie Ecclestone made it clear that it was a problem due to COTA.

He claimed that it has nothing do with him and that Bobby Epstein has to be questioned. They have an agreement with the promoter, and they will try to do something. Before signing contracts, people should ensure they can render. The only change from the version of the schedule that was published earlier is that Mexico has moved one week in advance to October 30 from November 7. This means is that it is again back with Austin. Ecclestone originally twinned the race along with Brazil.

In the history of F1, the longest season is scheduled for the next season starts from March 20 and goes on till June 19. It features a new race in Baku, the capital of Azerbaijan.

The FIA has also let in-season engine development as well as increased tire choices for the upcoming season. All the manufacturers will have tokens for 32 development available next season assigned to parts of the engine that depend on their power on performance. This is a considerable increase from the earlier number of 25 development tokens. The no of tokens available in the following years has been increased to 25 in the year 2017, 20 in the year 2018, and 15 in the year 2019.

The rules that govern the potential new entrants have also been changed. Honda also had to fight to be let only nine tokens in the very first season this year. It was scheduled to move to the step with the restrictions on its challengers Renault, Ferrari, and Mercedes. All of them had one year’s racing with their engines.

Now, any new makers will be let 15 tokens in the very first season, and then they will get 32, 25 and so on in the following years as mentioned earlier. In another change, the manufacturers will be let to supply over one specification of engines to the customers. The FIA has already allowed Ferrari to supply the 2015 engines to a specific team that it has not specified.

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