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Wednesday, November 8, 2017
Irving takes charge, Celtics
beats Hawks for 9th straight win
ATLANTA—Kyrie Irving scored 35
points, Jayson Tatum added 21 and
the Boston Celtics held off the Atlanta
Hawks 110-107 Monday night for their
ninth straight victory.
Irving’s 3 from the right wing put
the Celtics up 104-103—the game’s 25th
lead change—with 1:37 remaining, and
Boston led the rest of the way.
Dennis Schroder had 23 points for
the rebuilding Hawks, who dropped to
2-9 a night after a surprising two-point
win at Cleveland.
Boston improved to 9-2, best in
the NBA, and has its longest winning
streak in seven years.
Al Horford had 15 points, 10 re-
bounds and nine assists in his best
game against the Hawks. Horford
spent his first nine seasons in Atlanta
before leaving as a free agent ahead of
last season and had totals of 20 points
and 17 rebounds in three games against
WARRIORS 97, HEAT 80
Kevin Durant had 21 points and eight
rebounds to help Golden State over-
come its shooting woes and beat Miami
in a rare low-scoring outing.
Draymond Green scored 18 points
with a season-high four 3s to go with
nine rebounds as the defending NBA
champions won for the seventh time in
their last eight games, including three
straight in lopsided fashion on their re-
cent road trip.
The Warriors had scored 100 points
in every regular-season game since
their second-to-last matchup last sea-
son, a 105-99 defeat to Utah as the reg-
ulars rested or played limited minutes
ahead of the playoffs. Golden State is
3-11 over the past three seasons when
held below 100 points.
Stephen Curry added 16 points and
Klay Thompson 13. The Warriors shot
just 36.8 percent and 11 for 32 from
deep. Durant added six assists and
James Johnson scored 21 points off
the bench and Goran Dragic contrib-
uted 19 points for Miami.
NETS 98, SUNS 92
D’Angelo Russell had 23 points and
eight assists, Joe Harris scored a sea-
son-high 18 points and Brooklyn beat
The Suns rallied from a 15-point first-
half deficit to lead 75-74 after Jared
Dudley’s layup with 9:17 to play, but
the Nets went back ahead moments
later and held on to end a four-game
Russell scored 13 points in the fourth
quarter. DeMarre Carroll added 14
points and 11 rebounds.
TJ Warren had 20 points as the Suns
lost their third straight. Devin Booker
scored 18 points before fouling out late
in the game.
West Ham disregarded a string
of failed coaching stints by David
Moyes by hiring him as manager
on a short-term contract yesterday,
gambling that his Premier League
experience will get the team out of
Moyes didn’t last a year at any of
his previous three clubs—Manches-
ter United, Real Sociedad and Sun-
derland—in a bruising period since
2013 that tarnished the reputation
of a manager once regarded as
among the best in British football.
His relative success at Everton
from 2002-13 has persuaded West
Ham to give Moyes another oppor-
tunity at the highest level, despite
the likelihood of fan disgruntle-
ment at the appointment.
He was handed an initial six-
month contract and his chances of
staying on as manager depends on
keeping West Ham in the world’s
most lucrative league.
The team is in third-to-last place
after 11 games.
The fact that the 54-year-old
Moyes has taken charge of 499
games in the Premier League—only
three managers have had more—
counted in his favour as West
Ham looked for a replacement for
Slaven Bilic, who was fired Monday
after 2 1/2 years in charge.
“We need somebody with expe-
rience, knowledge of the Premier
League and the players in it, and
we believe David is the right man
to turn things around and get the
best out of the players at the club,”
West Ham co-chairman David Sul-
livan said. “He is highly regarded
and respected within the game,
and will bring fresh ideas, organi-
zation and enthusiasm.”
Those were qualities he couldn’t
deliver at United or Sunderland,
India defeats New Zealand in T20 shootout
THIRUVANANTHAPURAM, India —
India beat New Zealand by six runs
in a thrilling finish to win the third
Chasing 68 in a series decider
reduced by rain to eight overs per
side, the Black Caps were restricted
India finished at 67-5 and won
the three-match series 2-1, its first
victory in a bilateral engagement in
this format over New Zealand.
India also won the competitive
one-day international series 2-1.
The persistent rain and a wet
outfield delayed the start for almost
three hours, but the sell-out crowd
was given a treat at Greenfield In-
ternational Stadium, which became
the 50th venue in India to host in-
Put into bat, India lost open-
ers Shikhar Dhawan (6) and Rohit
Sharma (8) cheaply off fast bowler
Tim Southee (2-13).
Captain Virat Kohli (13) gave mo-
mentum to the innings but was
caught in the deep off spinner Ish
Sodhi also accounted for Shreyas
Iyer (6) in similar fashion. There
were no big partnerships.
Manish Pandey (17) and Hardik
Pandya (14 not out) helped to push
India to what still seemed a sub-par
So it proved. New Zealand, too,
lost openers Martin Guptill (1) and
Colin Munro (7) cheaply, bowled
by Bhuvneshwar Kumar (1-18) and
caught in the deep off Jasprit Bum-
rah (2-9) respectively.
Pandya ran out Kane Williamson
(8) with a direct hit, and Glen Phil-
lips (11) holed out off Kuldeep Yadav
(1-10) on the very next ball as the
Black Caps were reduced to 28-4.
The wickets of Henry Nicholls (2)
and Tom Bruce (4) put the Black
Caps in bad shape at 49-6.
Nineteen runs were needed off
the last over with Colin de Grand-
homme (17 not out) and Mitchell
Santner (3 not out) at the crease.
But Pandya (0-11) bowled a tight
“It’s quite hard to know a good
first innings score in this situation,”
Williamson said. “Runs on board
on a tricky surface came in handy
for India. We showed good fight
throughout this tour. It is a tough
place to play and there have been
a number of strides forward for us.”
India next has a three-test series
against Sri Lanka, beginning in Kol-
kata on November 16.
New Zealand hosts the West In-
dies in a two-test series, starting in
Wellington on December 1.
Spain’s World Cup jersey sparks controversy
MADRID—The Spain jersey
that will be used in the World
Cup has sparked controversy
after being linked to the Re-
publican flag of the 1930s.
The jersey has the colors
red, yellow and blue, but
some say that from afar the
blue appears to have the same
purple tone of the Republican
flag used from 1931-39.
The flag is still used by those
who oppose the Spanish mon-
Apparel maker Adidas said
there is no political implica-
tions in the jersey, and that the
design was agreed upon with
the Spanish soccer federation.
Federation officials also said
that there is no intended link
to the Republican flag.
The jersey is a throwback
to the one used by Spain at
the 1994 World Cup, with a
side pattern mixing the three
colors. Its main color remains
In this undated image, the Spain jersey that has the colors
red, yellow and blue, has sparked controversy after being
linked to the Republican flag of the 1930s.
India’s wicketkeeper Mahendra Singh Dhoni breaks the stumps to dismiss
New Zealand’s Tom Bruce during their third Twenty20 international cricket
match in Thiruvananthapuram, India, yesterday.
FILE—Newly appointed West Ham Utd.
manager David Moyes
Boston Celtics guard Kyrie Irving (11) drives past Atlanta Hawks
guard Dennis Schroder (17) during the first half of an NBA basketball
game on Monday night in Atlanta. Boston won 110-107. PICTURE AP
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