Mitchell, Jazz beat Suns 116-88

first_imgThe Suns closed to 75-71 on a three-point play by Kelly Oubre Jr. with 57.1 seconds left in the third quarter. But the Jazz responded with a 9-0 run. TIP-INS Suns: G Devin Booker was sidelined by right hamstring tightness. … Jackson scored at least 25 points for the third consecutive game. This is the first time Jackson has had three straight 25-point games in his NBA career. … Phoenix went 3 of 17 from 3-point range. Jazz: Host the San Antonio Spurs on Saturday. UP NEXT Phoenix committed 22 turnovers in its 12th straight loss. Josh Jackson matched his season high with 27 points, and DeAndre Ayton had 20 points and nine rebounds. Tags: Donovan Mitchell/NBA/Utah Jazz Jazz: Raul Neto returned to the lineup after missing 12 games with a left groin strain. He finished with three points and two assists in 10 minutes. … Ingles registered a double-double in points and assists for the first time this season. … Utah finished with a 43-36 edge on rebounds. FacebookTwitterLinkedInEmailSALT LAKE CITY (AP) — Donovan Mitchell scored 21 points and Joe Ingles had a career-high 11 assists, leading the Utah Jazz to a 116-88 victory over the Phoenix Suns on Wednesday night. Written by O’Neale’s 3-pointer made it 84-71 with 10:58 left. The Jazz led by as many as 28 points in the fourth. Rudy Gobert added 16 points and 12 rebounds as Utah won for the fifth time in seven games. Ingles and reserve Royce O’Neale each finished with 15 points. Suns: Host the Golden State Warriors on Friday. February 6, 2019 /Sports News – Local Mitchell, Jazz beat Suns 116-88 Associated Presslast_img read more

Japan’s Takarazuka Chicago Company Meets the Broadway Cast

first_img Related Shows Whoopee! The cast of the Tony-winning revival Chicago recently welcomed some international visitors to the New York theater scene. Takarazuka Chicago will play the Lincoln Center Festival from July 20 through July 24 at the David H. Koch Theater. The all-female production draws 2.5 million audience members annually to Japan’s Takarazuka Revue. Current Chicago star Jaime Camil and mega-producer Barry Weissler (see below) were on hand to extend a warm welcome to the women of the Takarazuka Revue. Take a peek at the photos, and welcome to New York, ladies! View Comments from $49.50center_img Yuga Yamato, Bianca Marroquin, Hikaru Asami, Asato Shizuki, Jaime Camil, Saori Mine, Saki Asaji, Yoka Wao, Amra Raye Wright, Wataru Kozuki and Natsuki Mizu(Photo: Emilio Madrid-Kuser) Chicagolast_img read more

Syracuse spends Thanksgiving at Leonid Yelin’s downtown apartment

first_img Published on November 15, 2018 at 10:11 am Contact Adam: [email protected] | @_adamhillman Facebook Twitter Google+ Commentscenter_img During a meal last year, Syracuse players gathered as then-junior outside hitter Mariia Levanova plugged her phone into a speaker and cued up contemporary Russian pop music. With a football game playing in the background, she showed her American teammates Russian pop artists Elka, Gradusy and Vintage. Her teammates were intrigued and started to ask more about Russian culture and language.Syracuse head coach Leonid Yelin overheard as Levanova told her teammates “дерьмо,” (der’mo) the Russian word for sh*t.“What are you telling them?” Yelin asked.“They asked me to teach them the word,” Levanova said. “It was funny.”For much of Yelin’s coaching career, he has hosted a Thanksgiving celebration for his team at his house. Players from all different countries come together to share aspects of their culture, from food to music. Syracuse’s (16-7, 12-3 Atlantic Coast) final three games take place over the academic break, when the majority of the SU campus is vacant. In his time at Syracuse, Yelin has hosted his annual Thanksgiving dinner in his downtown Syracuse apartment. He provides his players with a Thanksgiving experience, no matter if they’re American or not.AdvertisementThis is placeholder text“It’s always an open invitation to my house,” Yelin said. “Some kids have nowhere to go.”The tradition began when Yelin was the head coach at Louisville. Yelin is an Uzbekistani immigrant, so he makes sure to recruit at least a few European players every year, he said. On one Thanksgiving in the mid 1990s, Yelin decided to show them how Americans experienced the holiday. For Americans with nowhere to celebrate, he provided them a home for the night.When Yelin retired from Louisville and was hired at Syracuse, it continued.Every year, Yelin hosts “seven or eight” players for dinner, Levanova said. His wife, Yelena, does the majority of the cooking. She prepares traditional Thanksgiving foods like turkey, mashed potatoes, gravy, and stuffing, as well as pelmeni: a Russian dumpling filled with minced meat (pork, lamb, beef, fish or chicken) and mushrooms.Last year, Levanova and the seven others arrived at Yelin’s apartment early. They worked with Yelena to prepare the turkey, cranberry sauce, pumpkin pie, cornbread and baklava: a European and Asian delicacy layered with nuts, syrup and honey.Yelin’s annual Thanksgiving gathering is more than just a holiday to Levanova. A native of Saint Petersburg, Russia, she doesn’t really care about Thanksgiving. In fact, she only started celebrating it three years ago. Many players who went in 2016, Valelly said, hadn’t experienced it before. But to Levanova, it’s about spending time with her teammates.“We always see each other on the court,” Levanova said. “Coming back and to have dinner, it’s much more relaxing.”last_img read more