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Powerball jackpot increases to $415 million

Posted in Trending Topics on 6th May 2016

Powerball jackpot increases to 5 million

Powerball jackpot to grow to $ 415M

No jackpot winner in drawing Wednesday raising the top prize.

The Lotto jackpot even bigger growth.

There was no jackpot winner in Wednesday night drawing increasing the price of $ 348 million to an estimated $ 415 million.

Although not craving change, it is far from the $ 1600000000 Lotto prize shared by three winning lottery kaartjie houers in January, attracting the biggest ever jackpot in the world. No one has the full jackpot won from March 2.

Powerball say the odds of winning the grand prize is one of the more than 292 million.

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BDLs 2015-16 NBA Playoff Previews: Toronto Raptors vs. Miami Heat

Posted in Trending Topics on 3rd May 2016

BDLs 2015-16 NBA Playoff Previews: Toronto Raptors vs. Miami Heat

how they managed here

A ?? ¢ Toronto:. By not making it easy

like they wanted to beat us bad punchline, Toronto dropped a home game first afternoon show for the third postseason in a row. The team has just peeled off a franchise-record 56 wins, and no NBA team plays more home Matinee weekend if these same Raptors, but none of these seem to matter once the klieg light hit.

The group managed to get two games on the road in Indianapolis, but almost squandered Game 7 at home – so that a thin Pacer team deciding game makes a one-possession game in the final minute. Although coach Dwane Casey rotund first rotation with a lot of potential, it depends on tired left “us against the world, boys’ -motivation techniques despite the start of the series with a No. 2 seed in the face of a team that are needed to make the final weekend of the regular season to the playoffs

A ?? ¢ Miami. by, well, do not make it easy

Heat outscored winning the Charlotte Hornets with 62 points in Miami’s seven-game – 62 points, and they have three games

Unlike the scattershot Toronto / Indiana series, but the heat was not just stubbing their toes on the way to the conference semifinals!. The team rarely has the ball on that to remain far above the fray when challenged (even while losses), and coach Erik Spoelstra agile management rotations on the fly. Amar’e Stoudemire is no longer in the picture -. Let’s put it

In what may have been in many ways most entertaining opening of the NBA’s round series (Heaven help us all), the heat swallow Charlotte 4-3 behind a monstrous and well-inspired game 7 lost. In a strange strengthen a mediocre offensive year, five Heat players average double-digit points in the series even sitting with Chris Bosh on the bench. Luol Deng is out of nowhere to hit 20 of his 39 three-point efforts, Dwyane Wade somehow sealed Game 6 victory with his first (and second!) Three-pointers since December and Heat mainstay Udonis Haslem actually played 27 in the series – again, that allows us to describe him as a

this all comes on the heels of a regular season that the team wins 48 games, with Wade plays sound and consistent basketball next to the “mainstay . ” . Emerging in first-talented center Hassan Whiteside and point guard Goran Dragic

head to head. Toronto has the season series by a 3-1 margin

only victory Miami’s likely to be sloughed off due to the presence of Christopher Wesson Bosh.

Bosh, who sadly out since the second week in February as a result of blood clots, scored 23 points wins only 14 shots in a November 8, declining to please the ball while pulling in eight rebounds in just 30 minutes. That kind of all-out game, alas, alas not shown in the conference semifinals, then Bosh not even have accompanied the heat to Toronto for Game 1. In NBA still mourning the absence of Stephen Curry, Chris Paul and Blake Griffin the loss of the brilliant, amusing and avuncular madness remains the league’s most under-reported story.

of that early setback, the raptors have been managing affairs.

Outline players Demar DeRozan, Kyle Lowry and Terrence Ross combined for 68 points in a 108-94 victory on December 18, the camp on the second night of a back-to-back. . With Heat Dragic and Whiteside started out, Toronto moving at 20 on January 22, and Wade from the Raptors by eight prevailed on March 12

Probably Initial Span Keuses:

Toronto to credit for the mixing of things.

Big forward Luis Scola remain a team favorite and clear leader, but after starting in all 76 regular season games he appeared in, and the first four games of Toronto opening round series against Indiana, former Supersub Patrick Patterson the call was like lead power forward. This followed Norman Powell’s relegation from the leading five in favor of the improvement (after Midseason knee surgery) Demarre Carroll reintroduction as a starter in Game 2.

Patterson’s statistical contributions humble, he has added 23 points and eight rebounds in total as a starter, working around 25 minutes a game, but a well-known ability to then extends its reach to the three-point line held the pacers stump. Carroll walkie talkie work was more prominent; He tied for the lead Raptor points in Game 6 with 15 and three times in double figures with his brilliant defense.

They will join Toronto All-Star backcourt of DeRozan and Lowry, with center Jonas Valančiūnas jump at center circle.

Miami tops that go with the occupation, we looking forward to it for months, minus the much-missed Chris Bosh.

D-Wade and Goran Dragic starting in the backcourt, with Midseason addition Joe Johnson works as a small forward along the slender Luol Deng at power forward. Hassan Whiteside manned the means for Miami. Whiteside has been used as a sixth man sometimes on the stretch of the regular season, but he has worked as a starter since April 10

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A ?? ¢ Demar DeRozan against Himself

The Raptors shoot to wait on average 33.7 points on 51 percent shooting in three victories over Miami this season, shooting 51 percent along the way, and adds five assist and nearly seven rebounds per game. In Toronto a defeat against the heat, he missed nine of 14 shots and finished with 15 points, eight below his season average to convert six.

Against Indiana, DeRozan hit 31 percent of his shots, having scored 19.7 shots after his 17.9 points per game. He contributed a combined 6.2 rebounds / game help. He was not a good

It’s really this simple

Demar ca not expect the portion of his recordings wait counterpart tree – .. Future Hall of Famer Dwyane Wade – in his first but he can approach things. The two share a love to get to the free throw line and the treatment of the three-point line if it was something created for those cups in the ABA. With Wade’s head constantly turned elsewhere defense, look at the ball when he still must DeRozan countless opportunities to cut and buckle, creating scoring or passing Opportunities on the fly.

If he is unable to move with enthusiasm and offense bog down, things will go sour again.

A ?? ¢ Luol Deng against the little guys

The skinniest power forward left in the playoffs (depending on what you are observing the position of the far-less-enjoyable Al-Farouq Aminu be se) wo unhampered by firecrackers in this round.

Hornets (final) starting power forward Frank Kaminsky is not exactly pull Elvin Hayes move on Deng in the first round, but at least there was the threat that Luol will be forced to fight with 7-foot and crash the glass. Vs. Toronto Raptors coach Dwane Casey even dust off Luis Scola (which have not played since Game 4 against Indiana), Deng woe not charge repel traditional power forward types. The competition has changed.

Deng should be to eliminate a long list of Raptor swingmen who literally and figuratively will look at the 12-year veteran. Rookie Norman Powell will hunt Deng from his sweet spots, Demar DeRozan and Demarre Carroll will have a go, while starting power forward Patrick Patterson (which at least one centimeter shorter) can hang.

What they can do is to play to create a quick hit with which a stripe Deng to cut its way in the direction of freedom and the front of the rim, with the aid of his fraud, length and touch Miami’s advantage to in a way which is much more creative than to ask him to stand in the corner and hit 20-39 three-pointers again.

Now, as Deng would make nearly half of his three-pointers again as he did against Charlotte, the heat will certainly take it.

A ?? ¢ Jonas Valančiūnas against the front of the rim

Some 13 points and nearly 12 rebounds in only 26 minutes of a game, a good distance for a center in this era. Especially going against a (admittedly, pain) Ian Mahinmi. The Raptors center even led the playoff ledge there recovering for a while, and are decorated reserve (Bismack Biyombo) was not far behind -. He finished the series with Raptors 9.4 caroms per game, tops among playoff reserves

What follows will be a completely different challenge. Mahinmi’s floor-bound, using timing and able to make your throw your rhythm and beat you to a place. Miami started center Hassan Whiteside is hyperactive – a wrinkled brow will send him into the air, ready to take your shot rejected by a swinging elbow

Whiteside has the NBA with 3.7 blocks per game and more ridiculous block rate of almost 10 percent, and he is far from the dirty tendency bruiser you expect him to be. The man can change games.

For example, Jonah learned as the pacers during parts of the first round, when Raptor guards constantly looking for him while he was teaching his way to the muscular basketball hoop at a screen and roll. If Whiteside is able to challenge and recover, though, Valanciunas may have to pump fake his way into oblivion

How could win the Raptors.

This equates to health, and it’s hard to have a positive outlook on this area.

Yes, Demar DeRozan corresponding Kyle Lowry’s 31 percent shooting in the first round without the pretense of simply being a working poor, but his work can always return to the mean. With Lowry, the use of a sore right injury, you do not get the same feeling. It is to his credit that he burned things out so long, and while an injury not wee in the way of hounding him Goran Dragic (despite waiting Pacer George Hill trigger for a 8-11 shooting night in Game 7 Sunday) the poor shooting was unsustainable.

The Raptors really need Lowry to be a force, acceleration backpedaling defense in transition and save broken play. The painful elbow is no excuse to blur his left foot on long jumpers. If his goal is not true or, even worse, as his self-confidence is (understandably) shot through the buttocks elbow, raptors toast.

What would be a damn shame.

How could win the Heat:

the heat, despite the veteran stereotype is a slippery presence. Whiteside change things. Wade is not just a fluke-y late-game contributions, and Joe Johnson is the king of making something more efficient from broken play. If someone is going to get a call from a row Demar DeRozan, it’s Udonis Haslem, and trust Dragic’s ca not help grow after two weeks spent channeling Kemba Walker in relief.

It’s a no 3 seed, and we are not overreact to Toronto underwhelming Game 7 victory and turn Miami’s dominant in his own game 7 conquest. If all these giant basketball brains move the ball and do not fall trying big shots, it’s a strong suit

completely subjective Entertainment Ranking: .. Nine of the 10

The combined mixture Toronto-level paranoia, the potential revenue from DeRozan, and the growing possibility of Deng / Dragic / Whiteside / Wade / Johnson capacity to play a string is much to force to retrieve.

The games start at a reasonable time, which help

Outlook:. Miami 6.

Prince suffered from Aids but refused treatment as he believed God would cure him, US tabloid claims

Posted in Trending Topics on 29th April 2016

Prince suffered from Aids but refused treatment as he believed God would cure him, US tabloid claims

Prince died Aids and was preparing for his death “for a while,” it was reported.

The Purple Rain singer, a Jehovah’s Witness, was diagnosed with the condition six months before his sudden death, according to the National Verhagen.

Singer “preparing for a while has to die,” and his weight has dropped to just 80lbs, a source at the American tabloid.

He is also reportedly receiving medical treatment and said, “God can heal me,” according to the National Verhagen front page story on the affair.Â

“Physicians have been Prince blood count was extremely low and that his body dangerously below the normal 98.6 degrees down to 94 degrees, “she said.

“He was totally iron deficiency, very weak and often disoriented. He rarely ate, and when he did, all have legal backup.

” his face was yellow the skin hung on his neck, and the tips of the fingers was a brown-yellow, “she added.

it has also been reported that prince seen makes runs to shortly before his death a local pharmacy to get treatment for what believed to be a painful and severe cases of flu.

“We were all just shocked that he came last night looking to knock so. We said, “We pray for you,” said a source told the National Verhagen.

“he says, almost under his breath,” Maybe if you’re a year ago I prayed it differently now. ”

Then he blew and said thanks anyway, “she added.

it comes as sources close to the investigation into the circumstances of the death Prince’s said he held a prescription painkillers was when he away.Â

A passing According to CNN and the Star Tribune was the painkillers that on Prince shortly after his death 57 ages at his home in Minneapolis.Â

the reports are based on anonymous police sources.Â

the National Verhagen has also claimed that Prince has suffered an addiction to Percoet, which he is using to try and dull his pain during the final phase of his life.Â

But aa L. Londell McMillan, who knew for 25 years Prince and once worked as his point Manager denies this and urges the singer had no addiction issues.Â

HIV is a virus that attacks the immune system and weakens the body’s ability to fight disease.

it is the most commonly committed by unprotected sex, but can also be transmitted by sharing needles.Â

although there is no cure, antiviral agents allow most patients they take to lead long and healthy lives.

However, it can develop into AIDS, a more severe and potentially fatal disease in which the body is too weak to fight infections.Â

The National Verhagen says Prince has been diagnosed with HIV back in the 1990s, but it progresses to AIDS at the end of last year.

A statement by Prince’s family and friends’ recently published after his death said to be caused can prove by influenza, a disease that is deadly for AIDS patients due to their weakened immune defenses .a

Representatives for Prince is yet to respond to the allegations.

5 things to know about New York Islanders

Posted in Trending Topics on 27th April 2016

5 things to know about New York Islanders

1. Coach Jack Capuano has his coaching start in Florida. The former NHL defenseman buggy early in 1995 as assistant to the now defunct Tallahassee Tiger Sharks of the East Coast Hockey League. Capuano eventually moved to the head coaching job in the ECHL and AHL affiliate than the Islanders, the Bridgeport Sound Tigers. He interim coach of New York in November 2010 and the full-time head coach the following spring.

2. New York knows how to win. Three of the Islanders’ four playoff victory came overtime, including double overtime Sunday 2-1, clinch series victory. Center John Tavares tied the score with 54 seconds left, then it is in the second extra session to New York back-to-back victories give double overtime. Speaking of Tavares …

3. Tavares is one of the top players leagues. The islanders captain and former No. 1 overall pick se five playoff goals firmly put to the postseason lead with Lightning’s Nikita Kucherov and San Jose’s Joe Pavelski. His nine points rank second, and he has 18 points in the last 10 games. The 25-year-old is a two-time All-Star, and he has more regular-season overtime goals if everyone in franchise history.

4. The islanders are in rare territory (at least recently). New York 4-2 series oorwinning over the Panthers was the first time the franchise has advanced past the first round since 1993, broke a streak of seven consecutive one-and-done post seasons. Deeper, and the islanders have a history of success, too. They have the playoffs in 14 consecutive seasons 1975-88 and has four consecutive Stanley tournaments (1980-1983). This is the third playoff New York appeared in the last four seasons.

5. The name team encountered a little more appropriate last year. When the franchise was founded in 1971, it played its matches in Uniondale, a suburb village on Long Island. Uniondale Nassau Coliseum was the home team until the season, when the club moved to Brooklyn’s Barclays Center. Despite a number of Internet snark about renaming the team the Brooklyn Hip pants, the franchise retains its original name and logo “in support of the glorious history of the team,” as the club that announced the move.

Five takeaways from the Clippers 96-88 loss to Portland

Posted in Trending Topics on 25th April 2016

Five takeaways from the Clippers 96-88 loss to Portland

a playoff game that was taking them for attacks in the Clippersâ ???? grab. Does this sound familiar? They point Saturday night felt at the Moda Center repeating a song on. They lose, 96-88, the Portland Trail Blazers in Game 3 of their first-round playoff series. Here are five takeaways from a match that trimmed the Clippersâ ???? lead in the best-of-seven series to 2-1

1. Night belongs to the Trail Blazers. They have all the dramas on the gameâ ???? final 3:52 to Jamal Crawfordâ ???? The three-point play, the Clippers took a 85-81 lead. Portland outscored the Clippers 15-3 the rest of the way, thanks to a few gravel from Maurice Harkless, of all people, on a putback wet and large C.J. McCollum three-pointer. The Clippersâ ???? Blake Griffin trying to get a bad timed three-pointer that missed predictable, and Chris Paul airballed his own uncontested three-pointer. It wasnâ ???? t collapse on par with the Clippersâ ???? A Game 5 against Oklahoma City in 2014 of Game 6 against Houston in 2015, but it certainly seems to be a potential turning point in a series in Game 4 significantly tougher road on Monday. â ???? When the wentyd, they play a better, â ???? Paul said. â ???? The coaches always say itâ ???? SA make-miss league, but at the end of the day you should give yourself a chance, which means you have to execute.â ???? give

2. Griffin looks like someone more than three months. She jumper was off again, and he’s out of rhythm. He has only five of 16 shots and has a turnover in the final minutes during a possession when the Clippers dogged by just three points. â ???? I ???? ve got better at the end of the contest in order to win for us, â ???? Griffin said. â ???? I take that man. Ita ???? s on me.â ???? The Clippers have released their first seven games with Griffin since returning from a 45-game absence, but coach Doc Rivers said had an uneven performance to wait. â ???? He just has a difficult night, a ???? Riviere said. â ???? You donâ ???? t miss three months of the basketball and just keep coming back and big. Ensures ???? engage nights HEA ???? contract likely to be struggling in this run, and as I said before the playoffs, make sure ???? is nothing we can do about it. I ???? m happy to have him back.â ????

3. The Clippers out-climb reworked. The Trail Blazers were the one who seized most of the loose balls and played with the additional oemf of a team that was worried about the threat of extinction. â ???? She pushed and we didnâ ???? t really pushes back, â ???? Griffin said. â ???? You have to be the team that initiating. You Kana ???? t is the team that responds to it. They have everything, I felt like they wanted do.â ????

4. Mason Plumlee better than Deandre Jordan? Yes indeed. Plumlee had 21 rebounds, nine assists and six points and had not missed five of six free throws over the final four minutes, then Jordan have partially sealed in the Clippersâ ???? lot. â ???? Plumleeâ ???? a good, athletic big that help his team from a very, â ???? Jordan said after seven of 10 free throws and finished with 16 rebounds and 11 points. â ???? Much bounce to him. He has a lot of them, but this game is over. WEA ???? re looking forward to [Game] 4.A ????

5. Nothing comes easy for the Clippers in the playoffs. They never have a series of three games to none not less swept a series in 17 attempts. Now it seems that a series that could have been properly exclude them in a relatively easy fashion could go six or seven games, unless they regroup quickly. â ???? We really donâ ???? t want to go into this long playoff series, â ???? Clippers shoot waiting J.J. Redick said. â ???? Anything can happen as we demonstrated last year against Houston. If you get a team down and we have a four-point Leada against a team we’ve had 2-0. We have a great chance to go 3-0 on Monday WEA ???? will have an opportunity to go 3-1.â ???? Paul says a ???? Game 4 is a great game for us. It was, but we must allow it go. But we really need to get game 4.A ????

ben.bolch@latimes.com

Twitter: @latbbolch

a playoff game that was taking them to the mat grasping case the Clippers. Does this sound familiar? They point Saturday night felt at the Moda Center repeating a song on. They lose, 96-88, the Portland Trail Blazers in Game 3 of their first-round playoff series. Here are five takeaways from …

Clippers Coach Doc Rivers has a few words with referee Scott Foster in the first quarter of Game 3 of the Western Conference first round playoff on Saturday.Â

Clippers Coach Doc Rivers has a few words with referee Scott Foster in the first quarter of Game 3 of the Western Conference first round playoff on Saturday.Â

Portland Trail Blazers’ a Damian Lillard (0) sitting in a shot past Clippers’ Deandre Jordan (6) in the first quarter of Game 3 of the Western Conference first round playoff Saturday.

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