Aug
14

Tottenham move up to third, Cardiff closer to relegation

first_imgKane is expected to miss the rest of the season due to ankle ligament damage suffered during Spurs’ 1-0 win over Manchester City 1-0 in the first leg of their Champions League quarter-final.Dele Alli was also sidelined by a broken hand, while coach Mauricio Pochettino took the chance to rest some other key personnel such as Son Heung-min ahead of the second leg against City on Wednesday.Lucas took his chance to shine against the already relegated Terriers to show Pochettino he could be an important weapon in Kane’s absence as Spurs look to tie down a top-four finish and a place in next season’s Champions League.“Players need to play to show their quality. The hat-trick is going to build his confidence,” said Pochettino.Victor Wanyama opened the scoring on 24 minutes to allay any fears that Tottenham might suffer a European hangover.Lucas made it 2-0 three minutes later and then struck twice more in the final three minutes as Pochettino’s men made it three wins from three at their impressive new 62,000-capacity home.And Pochettino was delighted to see his side rack up the score in the final stages with goal difference potentially pivotal come the end of the season.“It is going to be a very tough race. To score several goals is important. The goal difference can be decisive to achieve the top four at the end,” added the Argentine.Tottenham move a point clear of Chelsea, who travel to title-chasing Liverpool on Sunday, while fifth-placed Arsenal are now four points adrift of their north London rivals but have a game in hand at Watford on Monday.– Controversial Cardiff defeat –Chris Wood scored both goals in Burnley’s 2-0 win over Cardiff. AFP/Lindsey PARNABYWhile the title and fight for Champions League places look set to go down to the wire, the relegation battle could be all but over should Brighton beat Cardiff on Tuesday.The Welsh side are still five points adrift of safety after a controversial defeat at Turf Moor.Chris Wood gave the hosts a deserved half-time lead, but Cardiff were left furious after referee Mike Dean overruled his assistant’s decision to award a penalty to the visitors after the break.Another big Cardiff penalty appeal was turned down before Wood sealed the win in stoppage time.Brighton remain catchable for Neil Warnock’s men as they succumbed to a humiliating 5-0 home defeat to Bournemouth.Eddie Howe’s side had lost 11 of their last 12 games on the road, but moved up to 12th thanks to goals from Dan Gosling, Ryan Fraser, David Brooks, Callum Wilson and Junior Stanislas.Bournemouth’s Ryan Fraser was on target in a 5-0 win at Brighton. AFP/Glyn KIRK A dreadful day for the Seagulls was rounded off by a red card for Anthony Knockaert.Southampton further eased their relegation fears with a 3-1 win over Wolves to move eight points clear of the drop zone.Nathan Redmond scored twice either side of Willy Boly’s equaliser in the first-half before Shane Long sealed a vital three points with 19 minutes left.Fulham’s relegation to the Championship is already assured, but they secured just a fifth win of the season by beating Everton 2-0 thanks to second-half goals from Tom Cairney and Ryan Babel.last_img read more

Aug
14

Langeveldt goes in search of young blood

first_imgWhen the national lockdown is lifted, Proteas bowling coach Charl Langeveldt is eager to inject some fresh blood into the national side’s pace attack.With speedster Kagiso Rabada having been sidelined by a groin injury before the international season was suspended, Langeveldt said the Proteas coaching staff had gone in search of additional back-up in an attempt to create more depth in the squad.The likes of teenagers Lifa Ntanzi and Gerald Coetzee, South Western Districts speedster Glenton Stuurman and Eastern Cape paceman Stefan Tate were scheduled to attend a national camp this week, though it had been cancelled due to coronavirus restrictions.“We’re going to have a meeting tomorrow with the coaches and players, and then we’ll probably have an idea when we’re going to have camps, which are really important to upskill these guys and lift them to international standards,” Langeveldt said on Tuesday.“These are exciting times. We’re still a young bowling attack, learning about international cricket, and it’s exciting that we have a few other guys who are sticking their hands up at domestic level as well.”Langeveldt was the Proteas’ bowling coach between 2015 and 2017, and after stints with the Afghanistan and Bangladesh national teams, he returned home in December.Since he rejoined the squad, the Proteas had gone down in a 3-1 Test series loss to England, as well as a 2-1 T20I series defeat and a 1-1 ODI series draw.And while they also lost 2-1 to Australia in their latest T20I series, the SA team bounced back to secure a 3-0 ODI series victory over the tourists before the 2020 campaign was placed on hold.Though he admitted it was a challenge to be working with a young, splintered attack, Langeveldt was pleased with the strides they had made.“There has been a lot of improvement,” he said.“To see the guys assessing the conditions on the field with the captain and adjusting to them was really awesome.“I think Cricket South Africa can be proud of what they’ve done at domestic level. These guys haven’t played a lot of international cricket but they showed maturity and I think that’s a real plus for us going forward.”For more news your way, download The Citizen’s app for iOS and Android.last_img read more

Aug
14

Roland Garros could be behind closed doors, says French tennis boss

first_imgGuidicelli, who said that the French federation (FFT) had “no regrets” over its unilateral decision to move the clay court Grand Slam from May 24-June 7 to September 20-October 4, insisted all options remain on the table.“We haven’t ruled out any option. Roland Garros is first and foremost a story of matches and players,” he told the Journal du Dimanche.“There is the tournament taking place in the stadium, and the tournament on TV screens.“Millions of viewers around the world are waiting. Organising it behind closed doors would allow part of the business model — television rights (which account for more than a third of the tournament’s revenues) — to go ahead. This cannot be overlooked.”The spread of the coronavirus has halted all tennis since mid-March and will not resume until July 13 at the earliest.Wimbledon has already been cancelled for the first time since the Second World War.The US Open, due to take place in New York from Aug 31-Sept 13, is also in question with a decision expected in mid-June.Close to 500,000 fans regularly attend Roland Garros every year.However, an indication as to the thinking around the 2020 edition came on Thursday when the FFT decided to reimburse all tickets bought for the original date of the tournament rather than transfer them.Guidicelli admitted that the start of the rescheduled French Open could even be pushed back a further week to begin on September 27.That would allow a two-week break between the US Open and Roland Garros.“I have regular discussions with Andrea Gaudenzi (president of the ATP), Steve Simon (president of the WTA) and David Haggerty (head of the ITF) and another call is planned next week to see how we have progressed.“We are working well together, but it is still a bit early to precisely determine the schedule.”Guidicelli is adamant that the FFT was right to shift the tournament back by four months with the death toll from the coronavirus in France standing at 26,310 by Saturday night.“Roland Garros is the driving force of tennis in France, it is what feeds the players in our ecosystem (260 million euros in revenue, or 80% of the turnover of the FFT),” added Guidicelli, describing himself as the “good father”.“We think of them first, protecting them. We made a courageous choice and today, no one regrets it.”“A tournament without a date is a boat without a rudder — we don’t know where we’re going.“We positioned ourselves as far in the calendar as possible, anxious not to harm major events, so that no Masters 1000 or any Grand Slam would be affected. The turn of events seems to have proved us right.”last_img read more

Aug
14

Utes finally score, win against TCU

first_imgE-mail: sor@desnews.com After losing five of its last six games, including three straight shutouts, the Utah soccer team was desperate for a win Thursday night, not to mention a goal.Utah got both, thanks to midfielder Katy Reineke, whose goal from 30 yards out in the 76th minute gave the Utes a 1-0 victory over TCU in the conference opener for both teams.Following a foul against Kim Lloyd, Reineke took the free kick from the left side and lofted a left-footed shot into the top left corner. It was the first of the year for the freshman from East High School and the first for the Utes since a win over Utah State two weeks earlier.”In recruiting Kay, we knew we were getting somebody with a left foot who was capable of scoring from anywhere on the field,” said Utah coach Rich Manning. “It paid off tonight.”The Utes outshot the Horned Frogs 11-0 in the first half without scoring, which added to their frustration level. They also had several chances in the second half before Reineke hit pay dirt.Reineke said the usual strategy is to kick the ball toward the far post and let one of the taller players such as Melissa Wayman try for a header.”I saw that the keeper was playing back post, so I just shot it near post,” Reineke said. “I got lucky.””It went in the net and that’s all that matters,” said Manning. “We’re very happy to get the win.”With the victory, the Utes improved to 8-5 on the season and 1-0 in Mountain West Conference play. TCU dropped to 5-5 and 0-1. The Utes play host to New Mexico on Saturday night at 7 p.m. at Ute Field. Next week they play home games against Wyoming on Thursday and Air Force on Saturday before going on the road for their final three MWC games. last_img read more

Aug
14

Utah football: Two 3rd-quarter plays completely turned USU game around for Utes

first_img Whittingham, Utes happy season opener ended with win over USU Related Utah, Utah State interested in continuing rivalry We’ve been practicing it all week and when he did that, it kind of turned the momentum. That got our blood flowing. It was an awesome play, probably the biggest play of the game. – Utah tight end Jake MurphySALT LAKE CITY — Football is a game of momentum and two big plays in Utah’s favor late in the third quarter turned what looked like a likely loss into a 30-26 win over Utah State.The Ute offense was floundering and the crowd was almost comatose late in the third quarter as the Utes trailed by nine points. Utah was deep in its own territory facing third down and nine.Suddenly Travis Wilson found Dres Anderson behind the Aggie defense for a 56-yard gain. That led to a field goal and then came the play everyone was talking about afterward — the onside kick that gave the Utes the ball, after which they quickly scored a touchdown.As defensive end Trevor Reilly said afterwards, “We’re down 10 and all of a sudden we’re up one. It was unbelievable.’’On the pass, the Utes noticed the Aggies in a corner blitz, which meant the safety had to watch Anderson.“I kind of eluded him and gave him a move and got behind him,’’ Anderson said. “We were kind of going slow and knew we need a big play to pick us back up again. I’m glad I could do that for us.’’“That was definitely a big play,’’ Wilson said. “I saw the guy come down and Dres was wide open and he went up and made the catch. It really changed the momentum in that third quarter. That was something we lacked last year, we didn’t have that many big plays.’’As for the onsides kick, the Utes had been practicing all week and executing it well in practice. Coach Kyle Whittingham gave credit to special teams coach Jay Hill for making the call, even if the play didn’t go exactly as it was supposed to.“It didn’t go as planned — I’m supposed to recover that,’’ Phillips said. “But Karl (Williams) did a great job of coming up behind me and falling on the ball.’’“We’ve been practicing it all week and when he did that, it kind of tured the momentum,’’ said tight end Jake Murphy. “That got our blood flowing. It was an awesome play, probably the biggest play of the game.’’After the game, Whittingham praised his offense, saying he was “proud” of the way it came back in the second half and how it used up most of the last four minutes to clinch the game and keep the ball out of Chuckie Keeton’s hands.For the night, the offense finished with 450 yards as Wilson completed 17 of 28 passes for 302 yards and two touchdowns. Whittingham called Wilson “efficient.”Anthony Denham was the top receiver with six catches for 113 yards, including a 51-yarder that set up Utah’s second field goal.It didn’t help that the Utes’ top receiver Kenneth Scott went down with a leg injury in the first quarter that put him out for the season, but his replacement, senior Sean Fitzgerald, played well in his place, catching five passes for 79 yards.The Ute running game never got untracked as James Poole led the way with 47 yards and Williams had 46. Rock: Utes win battle, but Ags closer to winning their warcenter_img USU: Aggies come up short on the road again Utah-USU: Andy Phillips puts the Utes over the edge Whittingham credits Jay Hill, players for pivotal onside kicklast_img read more

Aug
14

Trey Burke has career shooting night with 6 threes in win over Grizzlies

first_imgHe’s focused as much as anything. It shows up readily when you look at his shooting numbers. But the part you don’t see is at a timeout or at the free-throw line, how he’s communicating with a teammate. – Jazz coach Quin SnyderSALT LAKE CITY — During his first two seasons with the Jazz, Trey Burke has had a difficult time living up to his reputation as a shooter who can knock down 3-pointers like he did when he led Michigan the NCAA finals.Last year he shot just 31.8 percent from 3-point range after going 33.0 percent his rookie year, which put him near the bottom of the NBA from long range.But after a lot of hard work in the offseason and a new attitude about focusing on each day, Burke has been shooting much better this season and he showed it with his best shooting night of his career in Saturday night’s 89-79 win over Memphis.Burke finished with a game-high 24 points, including 6 for 8 from 3-point range, surpassing his previous high of five 3-pointers in a couple of games, which took him more than eight tries in each case.“I just tried to be aggressive,’’ he said. “Coach told me if they go under (the screens) to shoot it. Gordon (Hayward) did a great job of finding me as soon as I got in and I just took what they gave me.’’Earlier in the day, coach Quin Snyder called Burke’s play this season “terrific,’’ saying he’s played well every game since the opener when he went scoreless at Detroit. Snyder praised Burke’s overall play Saturday, not just his excellent shooting.“He’s been really efficient offensively,’’ Snyder said. “He’s focused as much as anything. It shows up readily when you look at his shooting numbers. But the part you don’t see is at a timeout or at the free-throw line, how he’s communicating with a teammate. He’s really focused on doing every little thing he can do to help the team and be a good player.’’Burke’s baskets came in bunches as he hit a pair of threes late in the first quarter to put the Jazz ahead to stay at 21-19, then in the third quarter when he hit four straight Jazz baskets — all threes — when the Jazz stretched their lead to 20 at 77-57.“You hit a couple and you start feeling it and start getting hot,’’ he said. “It was just a matter of taking what the defense gave me.’’Burke didn’t score in the fourth quarter — not many Jazz players did in the anemic 12-point quarter — but he did come up with two big plays late in the quarter when the Jazz were struggling to find the ocean as a 20-point lead melted to just eight.The Jazz had scored just three points in over eight minutes and their lead was down to 80-72 with under four minutes left. That’s when Burke took the ball down the right side of the lane and floated a perfect pass to Rudy Gobert, who finished with an emphatic dunk to give the Jazz just their second basket of the quarter.On the next possession, Burke was tied up in the lane by Mike Conley, But Burke won the jump ball and the Jazz scored when Derrick Favors followed in a Rodney Hood miss to make it a 10-point game at 84-74.One thing Burke isn’t about to do is rest on his laurels after such a fine shooting performance.“I just try to take an approach each and every day and stay focused in on that day and try to get better on that particular day,’’ he said. “Tomorrow is a new day and I’m going to work getting my shots in . . . and I’m not trying to look forward and not live in the past. I’m just zoning everything out and making sure I can get better.’’ Utah Jazz Analysis: Jazz’s strong start helps withstand fourth quarter run by the Grizzlies` Relatedcenter_img Utah Jazz grit out a big win over the Memphis Grizzlieslast_img
Aug
14

Utah’s Tony Finau stands alone as only golfer with 3 top-10 major finishes in 2018

first_img Tony Finau has plenty of birdies, but finishes well back in PGA Championship Related CARNOUSTIE, Scotland — Quick now, can you name the only golfer in the world who has finished in the top 10 of all three of golf’s majors this year?No it’s not Jordan Spieth, Patrick Reed, Dustin Johnson or newly crowned Open Championship winner Francesco Molinari.If you answered Tony Finau, give yourself a big pat on the back.Yep, the kid who grew up hitting golf balls off a piece of carpet into a nylon net in his garage in Rose Park stands alone with that distinction after finishing in a tie for ninth at the Open Championship Sunday at Carnoustie Golf Links.“It’s pretty cool to have accomplished that,” he said after his Sunday round of 71.Earlier this year, the 28-year-old Utah native tied for 10th at the Masters and finished in fifth place at the U.S. Open. Before this week, only Reed, Henrik Stenson and Dustin Johnson joined Finau with top-10 finishes in majors. This week, Reed tied for 28th, Stenson tied for 35th and Johnson didn’t even make the cut.So Tony stands alone.Of course he doesn’t have a major title yet, but no one has been more consistent in golf’s majors in 2018. He started off the Masters with a 68, in second place after the first round, and he was the third-round co-leader at the U.S. Open. At Carnoustie, Finau was around the lead from the first day when he posted a 67 and was tied for second. He ended up just four shots behind Italian Molinari in what turned out to be one of the most exciting final days in a major championship.It featured most of golf’s top players, including Rory McIlroy and Justin Rose, who tied for second, and Tiger Woods, who led for a brief time Sunday before finishing in a tie for sixth place, three shots behind. Spieth started the day in a tie for first, but faltered and ended up tied with Finau and Matt Kuchar for ninth. At one point late in the round, six players were tied for the lead.When he talked about his round Sunday, Finau had his eyes glued to a nearby TV monitor in the interview room (“I’m a big fan of the sport”) and said he was happy, despite coming up short with three straight 71s after his opening 67.“I’m extremely pleased to post another top 10 in a major championship this year, and that continues to give me confidence in my game,” he said. “I didn’t feel like I had my best stuff this weekend. My putter felt a little off — I don’t know what it was — it wasn’t quite there this weekend. But I’m happy to shoot par and sneak into the top 10.”Finau said finishing in the top 10 “was a goal of mine this week” and “it tells me my game is good enough to compete in any of the four majors.”He had started the day in a tie for 13th place, five shots off the lead, and was looking forward to gaining some advantage with the blustery winds that finally hit Carnoustie Sunday after three relatively calm days. He said he likes playing in wind and felt par would be a good score. It was for him as he ended up making 16 of them Sunday with a lone bogey at No. 8 and his only birdie at No. 14.“It was tough out there today,” he said. “I was happy with the way I struck it today and it took a lot of pressure off my putter Even though I didn’t hit it close, I had a lot of easy pars out there today.”Next up for Finau is the Canadian Open in Toronto this week. He was headed to the airport after his round to catch a charter flight with fellow pros heading to that event. Then he will play in the Bridgestone Invitational in Ohio before teeing it up in the last major of the season, the PGA Championship at Bellerive CC in St. Louis.Don’t be surprised if Finau makes it four-for-four with another major top-10 finish three weeks from now.center_img Molinari survives wild day to win British Openlast_img read more

Aug
14

Jazz get a whipping from same Spurs team they beat by 34 a few days earlier

first_img 4 takeaways from the Utah Jazz’s 110-97 road loss to the San Antonio Spurs SAN ANTONIO — After defeating San Antonio by 34 points just five nights earlier, the Utah Jazz had to know they wouldn’t have a similar easy time against the Spurs at the AT&T Center Sunday night. However, they probably didn’t figure the Spurs would lay a whipping on them either.While the Spurs only beat the Jazz by 13 points, 110-97, they were in control pretty much the whole game and especially after a 17-0 run from the end of the first quarter through the beginning of the second. That put the Jazz in a catch-up mode from which they could never recover.The loss dropped the Jazz below .500 again to 13-14, the same record as the Spurs as they get ready for a Monday night game at Oklahoma City.“They’re the same team, they’re just a lot better and we weren’t as good as we needed to be,” said Utah coach Quin Snyder. “We started the game looking pretty good defensively and then went through a period where we didn’t score for a long time.”The Jazz got a terrific game from Ricky Rubio, who scored 26 points on 11-of-23 shooting, a good game from Donovan Mitchell, who scored all 27 of his points in the second half, and a decent game from Rudy Gobert, who had 12 points, eight rebounds and seven assists.However, they didn’t get much from the rest of the team as no one else reached double figures in scoring. Except for Thabo Sefalosha, who had a nice stretch in the second quarter when he scored all nine of his points on 4-of-4 shooting, no one else even scored more than five points as Joe Ingles managed five points, while Derrick Favors and Jae Crowder each finished with just two points on the night.They’re the same team, they’re just a lot better and we weren’t as good as we needed to be. – Quin SnyderThe Jazz just couldn’t survive a pair of droughts, the aforementioned 17-0 run by the Spurs that turned an 18-13 deficit into a 30-18 lead early in the second quarter and a 12-0 run to end the first half, giving the Spurs a 54-36 halftime lead.“We started the game well, the defense was good and we were moving the ball, but the second quarter the ball stopped moving. They really gained confidence from that,” said Gobert. “We came back in the second half, we got stops and played well, but we couldn’t catch them.”As Gobert said, the Jazz fought back in the second half, closing the gap to 10 after three quarters at 82-72 after Mitchell and Rubio combined for 27 of Utah’s 34 points in the quarter, and they pulled within five at 88-83 after Mitchell hit back-to-back jumpers from the right angle, including a 3-pointer.However, a turnover by Mitchell and a miss by Kyle Korver and another miss by Mitchell allowed the Spurs to run off nine straight points, and that was it for the Jazz.“Little things … every little thing matters at that point, and we just didn’t execute down the stretch,” said Mitchell.The Spurs were led by Rudy Gay, who had a brilliant game with 23 points and 15 rebounds, and DeMar DeRozan, who finished with 26 points and eight assists. LaMarcus Aldridge scored 20 and Bryn Forbes added 15, while Marco Belinello chipped in 10 points off the bench.”He just made plays, he posted up, he drove, he got a couple of offensive rebounds — he played well,” Snyder said of Gay.The Jazz will have little time to regroup before playing the Thunder Monday night at Chesapeake Energy Arena (6 p.m. MST). Then it’s back home for one game Wednesday against Miami before a game Saturday in Mexico City against Orlando, followed by a game in Houston on Monday.“It’s over with and we can’t carry it over to OKC,” said Mitchell. “It’s a totally different team. It’s one of the crazier environments in the league, and we just have to be ready.” Relatedlast_img read more

Aug
14

Utah Jazz aren’t blaming tough early schedule as excuse for sub-.500 record

first_img Portland Trail Blazers guard Damian Lillard, left, shoots over Utah Jazz forward Jae Crowder during the second half of an NBA basketball game in Portland, Ore., Friday, Dec. 21, 2018. (AP Photo/Craig Mitchelldyer) Craig Mitchelldyer, FR170751 AP Utah Jazz center Rudy Gobert, right, shoots as Portland Trail Blazers center Jusuf Nurkic defends during the second half of an NBA basketball game in Portland, Ore., Friday, Dec. 21, 2018. (AP Photo/Craig Mitchelldyer) Portland Trail Blazers guard Evan Turner, right, blocks a shot from Utah Jazz guard Donovan Mitchell, left, during the first half of an NBA basketball game in Portland, Ore., Friday, Dec. 21, 2018. (AP Photo/Craig Mitchelldyer) Portland Trail Blazers guard CJ McCollum, right, shoots over Utah Jazz center Rudy Gobert during the first half of an NBA basketball game in Portland, Ore., Friday, Dec. 21, 2018. (AP Photo/Craig Mitchelldyer) Related Craig Mitchelldyer, FR170751 AP Portland Trail Blazers guard Damian Lillard, right, passes the ball away from Utah Jazz center Rudy Gobert during the first half of an NBA basketball game in Portland, Ore., Friday, Dec. 21, 2018. (AP Photo/Craig Mitchelldyer) Craig Mitchelldyer, FR170751 AP PORTLAND — It’s been a familiar refrain for the Utah Jazz so far this season — how the team has been playing the toughest schedule in the NBA.As they have for much of the season, the Jazz currently rank No. 1 in strength of schedule with an opponent winning percentage of .535. However, coach Quin Snyder and his players have tried hard not to use the tough schedule as an excuse for Utah’s losing record going into Thursday night’s game.“I don’t think in any way that’s crept into our team’s mind as an excuse or reason,” Snyder said. “If anything, it’s been something we’ve tried to use to raise our level to the extent we’re getting feedback against some really good teams early in the year. Hopefully, it can help us improve and show us where we need to get better.”Snyder says his biggest complaint about the early schedule has been all the one-game “homestands” the Jazz have had this year – when the Jazz come home for just one game after a road trip before heading out on another. Incredibly, the Jazz have had five of those already in the first third of the season.“The one thing I’ve been aware of it when we come home for home games, it’s only been for one game, which is something we’ve had to work through,” he said. “So being on the road has been irregular.”Snyder pointed out how this week the Jazz came home from a two-game trip to Mexico and Houston for a single game against Golden State before going back on the road for the Portland game. Then the Jazz have to go back home for the second half of a back-to-back Saturday against an Oklahoma City team that will have been waiting in Salt Lake for a couple of days.The good news for the Jazz is that they have the fourth-easiest remaining schedule in the NBA and the easiest among Western Conference teams. In fact, they are the only Western team to have one of the top 10 easiest schedules as Eastern teams obviously have more games to play in the weaker conference. Portland Trail Blazers guard Evan Turner, right, blocks a shot from Utah Jazz guard Donovan Mitchell, left, during the first half of an NBA basketball game in Portland, Ore., Friday, Dec. 21, 2018. (AP Photo/Craig Mitchelldyer) Portland Trail Blazers guard CJ McCollum, left, and Utah Jazz guard Donovan Mitchell get vie for a loose ball during the first half of an NBA basketball game in Portland, Ore., Friday, Dec. 21, 2018. (AP Photo/Craig Mitchelldyer) Utah Jazz guard Kyle Korver, right, shoots next to Portland Trail Blazers guard CJ McCollum during the second half of an NBA basketball game in Portland, Ore., Friday, Dec. 21, 2018. (AP Photo/Craig Mitchelldyer) Craig Mitchelldyer Utah Jazz forward Joe Ingles reacts to a fan during the first half of the team's NBA basketball game against the Portland Trail Blazers in Portland, Ore., Friday, Dec. 21, 2018. (AP Photo/Craig Mitchelldyer) Utah Jazz forward Jae Crowder, top, watches as Portland Trail Blazers guard Damian Lillard falls out of bounds during the first half of an NBA basketball game in Portland, Ore., Friday, Dec. 21, 2018. (AP Photo/Craig Mitchelldyer) Craig Mitchelldyer, FR170751 AP Craig Mitchelldyer, FR170751 AP Portland Trail Blazers guard Damian Lillard, left, passes the ball away from Utah Jazz guard Donovan Mitchell during the first half of an NBA basketball game in Portland, Ore., Friday, Dec. 21, 2018. (AP Photo/Craig Mitchelldyer) Utah Jazz guard Donovan Mitchell shoots over Portland Trail Blazers forward Maurice Harkless during the second half of an NBA basketball game in Portland, Ore., Friday, Dec. 21, 2018. (AP Photo/Craig Mitchelldyer) Craig Mitchelldyer, FR170751 AP Grid View Craig Mitchelldyer, FR170751 AP Craig Mitchelldyer, FR170751 AP Portland Trail Blazers guard Damian Lillard, left, shoots over Utah Jazz forward Jae Crowder during the second half of an NBA basketball game in Portland, Ore., Friday, Dec. 21, 2018. (AP Photo/Craig Mitchelldyer) Utah Jazz guard Donovan Mitchell shoots over Portland Trail Blazers forward Maurice Harkless during the second half of an NBA basketball game in Portland, Ore., Friday, Dec. 21, 2018. (AP Photo/Craig Mitchelldyer) Utah Jazz center Rudy Gobert, right, shoots as Portland Trail Blazers center Jusuf Nurkic defends during the second half of an NBA basketball game in Portland, Ore., Friday, Dec. 21, 2018. (AP Photo/Craig Mitchelldyer) Portland Trail Blazers guard Damian Lillard, left, passes the ball away from Utah Jazz guard Donovan Mitchell during the first half of an NBA basketball game in Portland, Ore., Friday, Dec. 21, 2018. (AP Photo/Craig Mitchelldyer) Utah Jazz guard Kyle Korver, right, shoots next to Portland Trail Blazers guard CJ McCollum during the second half of an NBA basketball game in Portland, Ore., Friday, Dec. 21, 2018. (AP Photo/Craig Mitchelldyer) Portland Trail Blazers guard CJ McCollum, right, shoots over Utah Jazz center Rudy Gobert during the first half of an NBA basketball game in Portland, Ore., Friday, Dec. 21, 2018. (AP Photo/Craig Mitchelldyer) Craig Mitchelldyer, FR170751 AP Utah Jazz guard Ricky Rubio shoots in front of Portland Trail Blazers guard CJ McCollum during the second half of an NBA basketball game in Portland, Ore., Friday, Dec. 21, 2018. (AP Photo/Craig Mitchelldyer) Utah Jazz guard Kyle Korver shoots over Portland Trail Blazers forward Maurice Harkless during the second half of an NBA basketball game in Portland, Ore., Friday, Dec. 21, 2018. (AP Photo/Craig Mitchelldyer) Utah Jazz forward Joe Ingles reacts to a fan during the first half of the team’s NBA basketball game against the Portland Trail Blazers in Portland, Ore., Friday, Dec. 21, 2018. (AP Photo/Craig Mitchelldyer) AP 3 takeaways from the Utah Jazz’s 120-90 win over the Portland Trail Blazers Utah Jazz guard Kyle Korver shoots over Portland Trail Blazers forward Maurice Harkless during the second half of an NBA basketball game in Portland, Ore., Friday, Dec. 21, 2018. (AP Photo/Craig Mitchelldyer) Portland Trail Blazers guard Damian Lillard, center, passes the ball away from Utah Jazz guard Dante Exum, right, forward Jae Crowder during the second half of an NBA basketball game in Portland, Ore., Friday, Dec. 21, 2018. (AP Photo/Craig Mitchelldyer) Portland Trail Blazers guard Damian Lillard, right, passes the ball away from Utah Jazz center Rudy Gobert during the first half of an NBA basketball game in Portland, Ore., Friday, Dec. 21, 2018. (AP Photo/Craig Mitchelldyer) Craig Mitchelldyer, FR170751 AP PROPS FOR RUDY: Rudy Gobert is having his best season yet for the Jazz with career highs in scoring (14.5 ppg) and field goal percentage (66.3 percent) and his 12.4 rebounding average is just under his career best. He’s currently ranked first in the NBA in field-goal percentage, fourth in rebounds and fifth in blocked shots. Gobert also has 26 double-doubles on the season, which is second-best in the league behind Philadelphia’s Joel Embid.JAZZ NOTES: The Thunder, who defeated the Jazz earlier this month in Oklahoma City, have not played since Wednesday when they defeated Sacramento at home . . . The Jazz schedule is still challenging the rest of this year and early next year with games against Portland and Philadelphia next week and a road trip to start off the new year against three Eastern Conference playoff teams, Toronto, Detroit and Milwaukee, before the schedule finally starts to ease . . . Besides playing the Blazers on Christmas night, the Jazz will play Portland on Jan. 21 at Vivint Arena and Jan. 30 back at the Moda Center . . . Last year the Jazz won here in February in what was the ninth straight win in an 11-game-winning streak but they lost the season finale to the Blazers, dropping them to the No. 5 spot in the final Western Conference standings . . . Joe Ingles played in his 255th straight game Friday, which is the second-longest streak in the league behind Minnesota’s Karl-Anthony Towns. (277). Craig Mitchelldyer, FR170751 AP Utah Jazz center Rudy Gobert, left, shoots next to Portland Trail Blazers forward Zach Collins during the second half of an NBA basketball game in Portland, Ore., Friday, Dec. 21, 2018. (AP Photo/Craig Mitchelldyer) Craig Mitchelldyer, FR170751 AP Utah Jazz forward Derrick Favors grabs a rebound over Portland Trail Blazers guard Evan Turner during the second half of an NBA basketball game in Portland, Ore., Friday, Dec. 21, 2018. (AP Photo/Craig Mitchelldyer) Utah Jazz center Rudy Gobert, left, shoots next to Portland Trail Blazers forward Zach Collins during the second half of an NBA basketball game in Portland, Ore., Friday, Dec. 21, 2018. (AP Photo/Craig Mitchelldyer) Portland Trail Blazers forward Al-Farouq Aminu, left, shoots over Utah Jazz forward Derrick Favors during the first half of an NBA basketball game in Portland, Ore., Friday, Dec. 21, 2018. (AP Photo/Craig Mitchelldyer) Craig Mitchelldyer, FR170751 AP Utah Jazz forward Jae Crowder, top, watches as Portland Trail Blazers guard Damian Lillard falls out of bounds during the first half of an NBA basketball game in Portland, Ore., Friday, Dec. 21, 2018. (AP Photo/Craig Mitchelldyer) Craig Mitchelldyer, FR170751 AP Utah Jazz forward Derrick Favors grabs a rebound over Portland Trail Blazers guard Evan Turner during the second half of an NBA basketball game in Portland, Ore., Friday, Dec. 21, 2018. (AP Photo/Craig Mitchelldyer) Portland Trail Blazers guard Damian Lillard, center, passes the ball away from Utah Jazz guard Dante Exum, right, forward Jae Crowder during the second half of an NBA basketball game in Portland, Ore., Friday, Dec. 21, 2018. (AP Photo/Craig Mitchelldyer) Craig Mitchelldyer, FR170751 AP Jazz crush Portland in surprising 30-point victory behind Rubio, Korver Portland Trail Blazers forward Al-Farouq Aminu, left, shoots over Utah Jazz forward Derrick Favors during the first half of an NBA basketball game in Portland, Ore., Friday, Dec. 21, 2018. (AP Photo/Craig Mitchelldyer) Portland Trail Blazers guard CJ McCollum, left, and Utah Jazz guard Donovan Mitchell get vie for a loose ball during the first half of an NBA basketball game in Portland, Ore., Friday, Dec. 21, 2018. (AP Photo/Craig Mitchelldyer) Utah Jazz guard Ricky Rubio shoots in front of Portland Trail Blazers guard CJ McCollum during the second half of an NBA basketball game in Portland, Ore., Friday, Dec. 21, 2018. (AP Photo/Craig Mitchelldyer)last_img read more

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Help wanted: Sumner County Planning & Zoning – Administrative Assistant

first_imgHelp wanted: Planning and Zoning-Administrative Assistant.Rates: $12.81 – 21.02 per hourJob experience: Minimum education/experience required:Minimum education/experience required:High school diploma or GED equivalent.  Technical Degree or some college credit in clerical, secretarial, or computer work or a related field is preferred.  A valid Kansas Drivers License is required.  This position includes the performance of confidential administrative and related secretarial/clerical activities in the Planning Office.  Work is performed in an office environment, with some field work, where relations with the general public and other officials require excellent judgment and considerable tact.  Preparation and maintenance of revenue and expense accounts.  Serves as the Secretary for the Planning Commission and Boards of Appeals.Apply online at www.HRePartners.com  Applications close February 13, 2017. If any questions, contact the Sumner Co. Clerk’s Office, ph 620-326-3395 Job description available. EOElast_img read more