WWE SmackDown preview: Kofi to face Lesnar, The Rock returns

first_img COMMENT Friday Night SmackDown is about to make its debut on FOX in a big way as current champion Kofi Kingston defends his WWE title against the ‘Beast’ Brock Lesnar. Kevin Owens faces Shane McMahon in a high-stakes Ladder Match, the Big Dog Roman Reigns goes up against Erick Rowan and many more. SmackDown will be filled with electrifying energy as WWE legend The Rock makes his comeback to SmackDown. Not just this, there are many major matches scheduled to be played on Friday Night SmackDown. SmackDown can be watched live on Ten Sports on October 4, 2019. WWE SmackDown is scheduled to start at 5:00 am IST.  Also Read l WWE: Wrestler Rick Bognar aka ‘Fake’ Razor Ramon passes away at 49WWE SmackDown: Important matches and eventsKofi Kingston to face Brock LesnarEarlier this month, Brock Lesnar returned to SmackDown and challenged Kofi Kingston for a WWE title match in the debut show of SmackDown on FOX. Kofi accepted the challenge and Brock delivered an F-5 to the champ in return. This week Brock was seen in his Beast form as he entered the season premiere of Raw and attacked Rey Mysterio and his son Dominic. So, after everything Brock has done this week, the question arises, can Kingston slay The Beast and retain his title?Also Read l WWE: Upcoming events, schedule to keep an eye on after Hell in a CellThe Rock comes back homeFinally, The Rock will come back to SmackDown. The Jumanji and Fast & Furious star confirmed his return to the show on Twitter. The ‘Most Electrifying Man in All of Entertainment’ has provided WWE with some legendary matches on SmackDown. The Rock was also a part of the main event of SmackDown when it was first introduced two decades ago. Surely this Friday night will also become memorable as the people’s champ enters the ring.Also Read l WWE: Roman Reigns will face Erick Rowan on WWE SmackDown SUBSCRIBE TO US Adil Khan LIVE TV First Published: 1st October, 2019 13:53 IST WWE: Roman Reigns to face Erick RowanAfter a huge announcement made by Daniel Bryan on SmackDown last week, Roman Reigns will face Erick Rowan in the premiere episode of SmackDown on Fox. Roman Reigns and Daniel Bryan are scheduled to face the Bludgeons – Erick Rowan and Luke Harper at WWE Hell in a Cell. The match between the two was announced by WWE on their Twitter account. Reigns will enter the ring to take revenge of all the punishments Rowan has been delivering on him for the last couple of weeks.Also Read l WWE Raw Preview: Brock Lesnar to return, Rollins to face Rey Mysterio FOLLOW US WATCH US LIVE Written By Last Updated: 1st October, 2019 13:53 IST WWE SmackDown Preview: Kofi To Face Lesnar, The Rock Returns Friday Night SmackDown is about to make its debut on FOX in a special way as current champion Kofi Kingston defends his WWE Title against The Beast Brock Lesnarlast_img read more

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Luke Walton rips officiating after Lakers’ loss to Spurs

first_img Trail Blazers, Grizzlies advance to NBA play-in game; Suns, Spurs see playoff dreams dashed “It’s just hard with the new rule changes,” he said. “You literally can’t touch anybody – well, you can, you can touch somebody defensively. You just can’t. There’s nothing (you can do). We don’t know. We’re trying to figure it out.”Other Lakers seemed equally frustrated with the officiating but decided against taking Walton’s direct approach. McGee, in particular, said, “I don’t want to lose any money.”The talk about the officiating ultimately doesn’t change it, others said. So there’s little to do but to soldier on and adapt.“It’s frustrating, but they’re the referees, whatever they say goes and you know, the only thing we can do is react to that, and if we have a negative reaction to that, you know, it’s only going to hurt this team and us individually,” Hart said. “No matter what it is, no matter if it’s no call or a good call or whatever it is, you’ve gotta just keep moving, get back on defense and get a stop.” Lakers, Clippers schedules set for first round of NBA playoffs Trail Blazers beat Grizzlies in play-in, earn first-round series with the Lakers Lakers practice early hoping to answer all questions AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MOREUCLA alum Kenny Clark signs four-year contract extension with Packers“If we are going to play a certain way, let’s not reward people for flopping 30 feet from the hole on plays that have nothing to do with that possession,” he said. “They’re just flopping just to see if they get a foul call. And then not reward players that are physically going to the basket and getting hit. It’s not right.”The crux of Walton’s issue is how the Lakers have played in their first three games: driving into the paint, trying to finish through contact at the rim. Walton believes his players haven’t been sufficiently rewarded for such an effort: He circled Josh Hart, who had zero free-throw attempts during his 20-point evening, as a prime example of the Lakers getting the short end on swallowed whistles.It was exacerbated by Saturday’s game against the Houston Rockets when the free-throw disparity was again slanted against the Lakers 30 to 18. On Monday, Walton erupted after a non-call on James as he drove in the paint, earning the coach a technical foul.“Watch the play, watch the play where I got a technical foul on,” he said. “Watch what happened to LeBron James’ arm. It’s the same thing that James Harden and Chris Paul shot 30 free throws on us the night before.”Yes, Luke Walton, this missed whistle was worth a technical. So now LeBron isn’t getting calls? Damn, Gina pic.twitter.com/aUXKFyfyffcenter_img — Jason McIntyre (@jasonrmcintyre) October 23, 2018Fouling has been an issue for the Lakers since the preseason, as infractions have racked up for the team as it struggles to figure out how to defend amid the offseason rule changes. The team had 29 fouls against the Spurs, with JaVale McGee fouling out in overtime. Ivica Zubac earned five fouls in just 4:43 on the court.While no player criticized the officials to the degree Walton did, James – who looked frustrated throughout the night as he searched for calls – said he felt that trying to play without fouling was an increasingly no-win situation for the Lakers.Related Articles How athletes protesting the national anthem has evolved over 17 years LOS ANGELES — As soon as Luke Walton sat down for his postgame press conference on Monday night, he prepared to empty his wallet.“I was going to save my money but I just can’t anymore,” he said, winding up.The Lakers coach proceeded to rip NBA officials and the enforcement of new freedom-of-movement emphasis calls that have somehow paradoxically hurt his team’s defense and not helped its offense during an 0-3 start. The rant will almost certainly draw a fine for being critical of NBA officiating.In three games, Lakers opponents have taken 97 total free-throw attempts while the Lakers themselves have earned just 73 – a number which gets even more lopsided in the last two games. After the Spurs shot 28 for 38 from the line in a 143-142 overtime victory at Staples Center (the Lakers were just 18 for 26), Walton apparently had seen enough. Newsroom GuidelinesNews TipsContact UsReport an Errorlast_img read more

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Mallard’s Team of the Week — LVR Bombers Junior Basketball Team

first_imgThe L.V. Rogers Bombers outscored Selkirk Storm of Kimberley 6-0 in overtime to capture a 48-42 victory in the final of the David Thompson Lakers Junior Girl’s Basketball Tournament Saturday in Invermere.Bryce Winters sank one of two free throws to force overtime before the Bombers took over to secure the first place trophy with a 3-0 record. The Bombers, down 41-42 with 8 seconds left in the game, ran an endline play to set up Winters with a shot.Winters was fouled and sank one of two from the charity stripe to force the extra period.LVR opened play by stopping Laurie Tigers of Cranbrook 21-19.The Bombers then outlasted host David Thompson Lakers 39-38.Mallard’s Source for Sports would like to salute the strides made by the LVR Junior Bombers by selected the squad Team of the Week.The team includes, coaches Chris Dergousoff and Willis Parnell, Julia Burkart, Marla Motzkus, Heather Potkins, Bryce Winters, Ohia Wintrub, Riley Zondervan, Sierra Jones, Sonja Boyd and Camryn Parnell.last_img read more

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