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Dakota Tour online entries close on Thursday

first_imgJAMESTOWN, N.D. – Online entries close Thursday, July 6 for the 28th annual Kupper Chevrolet Dakota Classic Modified Tour.Early entries for the July 8-13 tour are already in hand from a record 94 IMCA Modified and 41 IMCA Sunoco Stock Car drivers. Seventeen states and Canada are already represented in pre-registra­tion numbers.The tour starts on Saturday, July 8 at the Statesman County Fairgrounds Jamestown Speedway track in Jamestown. From there the Tour goes to Nodak Speedway on the North Dakota State Fairgrounds in Minot on Sunday, July 9. Round three takes the tour north of the border to Estevan, Sask., Motor Speedway on Monday, July 10.The tour’s next stop is Tuesday, July 11 at Williston Basin Speedway, located at the Upper Mis­souri Fairgrounds. Round number five is in Dickinson and Southwest Speedway on Wednesday, July 12. The tour wraps up its six-day run at Mandan’s Dacotah Speedway on Thursday, July 13.The Corral Sales Legendary 50, a special $10,002 to win race sponsored by Corral Sales, will be held on Friday, July 14 at Mandan for all tour drivers who competed at a minimum of three Dakota Tour events.Driver payout is another tour record with $2,300 being paid at all tracks for the 30-lap IMCA Modi­fied feature winners. All features are 2017 Fast Shafts All-Star Invitational ballot qualifying events.The tour and Legendary 50 will pay out over $153,000, plus another $16,000 in driver contin­gency prizes.Tour and Legendary races will be broadcast live on IMCATV. In addition, the tour will be filmed by The Dirt Knights reality show for broadcast this fall on MAVTV.Racing fans are encouraged to go to the tour website at www.dakotamodtour.com for more infor­mation and a current entry list. Drivers and fans can also contact series director John Gartner at 701 202-6075.Modified drivers now pre-entered are:Randy Artz, Battle Mountain, Nev.; Reese Artz, Battle Mountain, Nev.; Brock Bauman, Eureka, Ill.; Cody Bauman, Eureka, Ill.; Kit Baumann, Washburn; Hank Berry, Sidney, Mont.; Tom Berry Jr., Medford, Ore.; Masen Big Eagle, Manor, Sask.; Scott Bintz, Jamestown; Kevin Bliese, Bath, S.D.; Bland Bohannon, Williston; Pete Bradley, Williston; Chris Bragg, Springtown, Texas; Brian Brennan, Rozet, Wyo.; and Jason Briese, Cleghorn, Iowa.David Brown, Kellogg, Iowa; Kyle Brown, Madrid, Iowa; Randy Burwick, Hettinger; Jarrett Carter, Lisbon; John Corell, Jamestown; Tracy Domagala, Bismarck; Justin Elmer, Sheridan, Wyo.; Riley Emmel, Estevan, Sask.; Allan Fetzer, Max; John Flory, Williston; Greg Friestad, Valley City; Ja­son Grimes, Jamestown; Mike Hagen, Williston; Travis Hagen, Williston; and Tyler Hall, Fertile, Minn.Brad Hartigan, Dickinson; Troy Heupel, Williston; Vernon Hill, Black Eagle, Mont.; Rusty Hodges, Beatrice, Neb.; Jesse Hoeft, Forest City, Iowa; Jessie Hoskins, Longdale, Okla.; Jordan Huettl, Minot; Kyler Jeffrey, Williston; Wayne Johnson, Minot; Jeremy Keller, Mandan; Billy Kendall, Bax­ter, Minn.; Allen Kent, West Fargo; Rusty Kollman, Carrington; Tommy Lee, Grenora; and Curt Lund, Redwood Falls, Minn.Michael McCarthy, Hutto, Texas; Josh McGaha, Abilene, Texas; Les McLenehan, Estevan, Sask.; Lance Mari, Imperial, Calif.; Hunter Marriott, Brookfield, Mo.; Jerry Martin, Moorcroft, Wyo.; Ryan Mikkelson, Jamestown; Clay Money, Penokee, Kan.; Dale Neitzel, Shepherd, Mont.; Jay Noteboom, Hinton, Iowa; Justin O’Brien, West Union, Iowa; Travis Olheiser, Dickinson; Darrell Parsons, Mandan; Travis Peery, Williston; Tim Perkins, Bismarck; Tyler Peterson, Hickson; and Steven Pfeifer, Minot.Crist Pittenger, Bismarck; Dallas Rice, Minot; Shawn Ritter, Keystone, Iowa; Donald Robinson, Underwood; Lucas Rodin, Marion; Josh Rogotzke, Sanborn, Minn.; Joel Rust, Grundy Center, Iowa; Darren Schatz, Williston; Brent Schlafmann, Bismarck; Kody Scholpp, Estevan, Sask.; Ryan Schroeder, Devils Lake; Jonathan Schumann, Mercer; Johnny Scott, Arroyo Hondo, N.M.; Marlyn Seidler, Underwood; and Kelly Shryock, Fertile, Iowa.Robert Sigman, Dickinson; Casey Skyberg, Rapid City, S.D.; Kyle Slader, Longdale, Okla.; Paul Stone, Winton, Calif.; Shawn Strand, Mandan; Randy Tarno, Jamestown; Jeff Taylor, Cave City, Ark.; Ricky Thornton Jr., Chandler, Ariz.; Marcus Tomlinson, Turtle Lake; Myles Tomlinson, Turtle Lake; Travis Tooley, Bismarck; Aaron Turnbull, Estevan, Sask.; Travis Ulmer, Mandan; Tyler Wagner, Weyburn, Sask.; Spencer Wilson, Minot; Jason Wolla, Ray; and Justin Zeitner, Malvern, Iowa.Pre-entered Stock Car drivers include:Jeffrey Abbey, Comanche, Texas; Westin Abbey, Comanche, Texas; Jayden Bears, Smithville, Mo.; Alan Bertsch, Minot; Tim Compson, Valley City; Austin Daae, Estevan, Sask.; Beau Des­champ, Bottineau; Cody Dignan, Burlington; Jordan Durward, Grand Forks; Chris Ellis, Surrey; Dalton Flory, Williston; Joe Flory, Williston; Scott Gartner, Aurora, Colo.; and Greg Gill, Muscatine, Iowa.Mike Gotch, Regina, Sask.; Gary Goudy Jr., Stoughton, Sask.; Gary Goudy Sr., Stoughton, Sask.; Eric Harpole, Bismarck; Chris Hortness, Estevan, Sask.; Jason Kniffen, Minot; Matt Lang, Turtle Lake; Curt Lund, Red­wood Falls, Minn.; Keith Mattox, Ray; Kevin Mattox, Ray; Perry Misner, Albert, Kan.; Angel Munoz, Lamar, Colo.; Shane Nehring, Williston; and Cody Nelson, Kenmare.Jake Nelson, Williston; Joe O’Bryan, Round Rock, Texas; Kyle Pfeifer, Hill City, Kan.; Dustin Reeh, Council Bluffs, Iowa; Jason Schoenberger, Russell, Kan.; Randy Schultz, Swift Current, Sask.; Scott Sim, Williston; Matt Speckman, Sleepy Eye, Minn.; Chad Sterling, Stockton, Kan.; Jeremy Swanson, Westby, Mont.; Michael Vennes, Minot; Jody York, Lubbock, Texas; and Elijah Zevenbergen, Ocheyedan, Iowa.last_img read more

Shares recover after Ferguson quits

first_img From an opening price of 18.77 US dollars, the shares fell by as much as 4.5 per cent to under the 18-dollar mark and then revived significantly. The value of a share at the close of trading was 18.44 dollars, 33 cents down – a 1.76 per cent drop – and still higher than the share price on Friday last week. United’s overall market value fell from 3.09 billion dollars (£1.98 billion) to 3.04 billion dollars (£1.95 billion) – a fall of 50 million dollars (£32 million). The shares initially fell in New York amid fears over the impact that Ferguson’s departure will have on the club. News of Sir Alex Ferguson’s retirement caused an initial dip in Manchester United’s share price on the New York Stock Exchange on Wednesday, but by the close of trading it had bounced back. The opening bell on Wall Street saw shares down by three per cent, driven lower by worries over whether the club can appoint the right replacement for the most successful manager in English football history. His successor will be the key figure at a business laden with almost £370 million of debt and tightly controlled by its US majority owners, the Glazer family. The club, which trades under the MANU ticker on Wall Street, announced his departure while US markets were closed, but shares slipped on opening as investors digested the impact of the 71-year-old’s departure on one of sport’s most successful franchises. In the prospectus to its 2012 stock market flotation, Manchester United warned: “We are highly dependent on members of our management, coaching staff and our players. Any successor to our current manager may not be as successful as our current manager.” Shares in the club have surged 34 per cent since floating in August at 14 US dollars (£9) per share, closing on Tuesday evening at 18.77 US dollars (£12.11). The flotation allowed the Glazer family to sell 16.7 million shares – equal to a 10 per cent stake. The Glazers bought the Premier League football club for £790 million in 2005 in a controversial deal that enraged fans because they put in just £300 million of their own money and loaded the club with debt. The club’s most recent annual results showed total revenues of £320.3 million for the year to the end of June 2012, down 3.3% on a year earlier. center_img Press Associationlast_img read more

Other Sports Pro Kabaddi League: Dabang Delhi beat Bengaluru Bulls 33-31

first_img For all the Latest Sports News News, Other Sports News, Download News Nation Android and iOS Mobile Apps. New Delhi: Hosts Dabang Delhi on Saturday notched up a thrilling 33-31 win over defending champions Bengaluru Bulls in the first match of the Delhi leg of the Pro Kabaddi League Season 7 at the Thyagaraj Sports Complex here.Naveen Kumar was the star for the Delhi side who trailed for most parts of the match but inflicted a crucial All-Out in the final minutes on the Bulls to walk away with all the points.Bengaluru Bulls started the match on the front foot, racing to a 5-0 lead, with Pawan Sehrawat flying high. The Bulls piled on the pressure, backed by their defence, to inflict the first All-Out of the match on Dabang Delhi in the 11th minute and open a gap of six points.The defending champions continued to dominate with their defence, manned by Mahender Singh and Saurabh Nandal, thwarting all the raiders who came in their territory. The first half ended 19-11 in favour of the Bengaluru Bulls.The league’s top raider, Pawan Sehrawat started the second half with the same intensity, rushing to his Super 10 (10 raid points) within six minutes of resumption as the Bulls maintained their pressure on Delhi.The home team brought in Meraj Sheykh to add an extra dimension to their raids and the Iranian picked up bonus points to keep Debang Delhi in the game as the match edged closer to the final whistle.Three points by Naveen Kumar in two successive raids with five minutes remaining in the match helped him reach a Super 10 and make it a one-point game.The aggressive strategy saw Delhi force an All-Out on Bulls with 3 minutes remaining to take the lead.But Pawan Sehwarat’s two-point raid tied the match once again with just a minute remaining.Delhi then pulled off an important tackle in the final minute to win the first match of their home leg.Bengaluru will only have themselves to blame for allowing Delhi to clinch so many bonus points and finishing off the game when they were on top.The result saw Delhi move to second spot in the table.last_img read more

Four teams record opening-round victories

first_imgTHE 2019 Berbice Cricket Board (BCB) first division season finally got underway after a long four-month rainy season with the Board hosting the opening round of the 50-Overs first division tournament.Eleven teams participated in the tournament which is being sponsored by Ansa McAl under its STAG Beer brand.The Port Mourant and Albion Community Centre match was postponed at the request of the former team while Tucber Park drew the bye. Rose Hall Town Thunderbolt Flour (RHTTF), Upper Corentyne, Blairmont Community Centre and Young Warriors recorded victories to start the season on a high.Zone B: RHTTF defeated Rose Hall Canje by 47 runs at the Canje ground with a fair-size crowd in attendance.Batting first after winning the toss, RHTTF made 233 all out in 47 overs with Sylus Tyndall 36, Kevin Sinclair 33, Junior Sinclair 30, Jason Sinclair 25 and captain Eon Hooper 25 being the principal scorers. West Indies Under-15 pacer Isaiah Thorne bowled well to claim his maiden five-wicket haul, 5 for 44, while R. Vankenic took 2 for 35.Rose Hall Canje, in reply, were bowled out for 186 in 44.2 overs with L. Davis 34, J. Henry 21, B. Ramsarran 24 and Ameer Rahaman all batting well. Former senior national Eon Hooper 3 for 33 and national Under-19 Junior Sinclair 3 for 35 bowled well for RHTTF.West Berbice lost to Blairmont Community Centre by 4 wickets at the Bush Lot ground.West Berbice 156 all out in 36.5 overs with Carlton Nurse 32. Adrian Dutchin 25 being the leading scorers. . National Youth player Nigel Deodat 5 for 30 and off-spinner Shabeer Baksh 2 for 28 were the best bowlers for Blairmont.Needing to score at just above three runs per over to register an opening victory, Blairmont Community Centre cruised to 160 for 6 from 33.3 overs. Former national Youth player Javed Karim batted well to top-score with 51 and received support from Marvin Prashad 30 and Seon Glasgow 15 not out.Young Warriors Cricket Club arrested Police Sports Club by 140 runs at the Cumberland ground.  Young Warriors CC 230 all out in 34.5 overs.  Linden Austin 55, Trevlon Stanislaus 33, Kassim Khan 31, Suresh Dhanai 21.Police Sports Club 90 all out in 17.3 overs. Grisean Grant 30; Devindra Ramoutar 5 for 46 (7 overs), Trevlon Stanislaus 2 for 13.Upper Corentyne easily defeated Skeldon by 115 runs at the No. 69 Vikings ground.Upper Corentyne were 252 for 8 from 40 overs after pitch preparation moisture affected the start of play – R. Chatterpaul 57, Devindra Budhoo 20, V. Gooniah 21 and S. Embrack 73. Bowling for Skeldon, Wayne Garnett, Sherain Murray and Zukeel Gordon claimed two wickets apiece.Skeldon were bowled out for 137 in 30 overs as Murray returned with the bat to score 37 while Devindra Budhoo 3 for 18, R. Chatterpaul 2 for 15 and L. Roopchand 2 for 15 bowled well for Upper Corentyne.BCB president Hilbert Foster visited three of the venues and expressed disappointment that several of the teams were attired in different uniforms. Foster stated that first division cricket was the highest level of competition in Berbice and as such, a high level of standard must be maintained at all times. He urgeed all Clubs to get their house in order or face disciplinary actions from the BCB.last_img read more

Panel discusses veterans on campus

first_imgTo help illustrate the difficulties that military service members face when returning to universities after combat, The Soldiers Project hosted the Combat to Campus panel at the Davidson Conference Center on Saturday.The Soldiers Project is a non-profit organization that offers free confidential psychological counseling to military service members and their families.Service · A panel Saturday focused on the transition to college for military veterans. The discussion was part of a weekend conference. – Adrian Hoffman | Summer TrojanMany soldiers face several physical and psychological effects after returning from their term of service, said Gail Soffer, the development director of The Soldiers Project.“A lot of these people are suffering from traumatic brain injuries and major issues that make it difficult to pay attention or stay awake in class because they are sleep deprived,” Soffer said. “[Returning veterans] also have to deal with bureaucracy, which can be difficult since they are used to a chain of command that’s very straightforward, and a university has a very different way of operating.”Patricia D’Orange-Martin, a speaker at the panel and the coordinator of the Veterans Resource Center at Pasadena City College, said veteran affairs are particularly important in Los Angeles and California as a whole because the state has some of the largest populations of veterans in the United States.“It’s estimated that California has 2.2 million veterans residing here, and is the top state in the nation for the number of veterans that live here,” D’Orange-Martin said. “According to the California Department of Veterans Affairs, there’s between 60,000 and 70,000 veterans in higher education.”Soffer said many universities should offer more services to veterans to facilitate their return and encourage their talents in the classroom.“[TSP] should offer training for faculty and staff because they may see a student falling asleep in class or looking around in class, and they just need to understand the context for why they are behaving this way,” Soffer said. “They also shouldn’t treat [veterans] like killers or glorified heroes, but instead just like normal people,” Soffer said.Ian Smith, a Marine veteran and music education major at California State University Northridge, said at the panel that one of the problems that many veterans face when returning to a university is their lack of pride in being a soldier.“Up until [arriving at college], I had no interest in being involved in anything veteran, and I didn’t even like being called a veteran,” Smith said. “When someone called me a veteran of a foreign war for the first time, it [was] almost like they said something about my mom. I have these images of a veteran, like the homeless guy off the side of the freeway with a cardboard sign, and that just wasn’t me.”last_img read more

onload media launches seeking to lead compliant advertising disciplines

first_imgShare Sky Betting & Gaming expands mobile capabilities with Core Gaming acquisition June 10, 2016 Related Articles Justin Chamberlain – onload mediaNew ad-network ‘onload media ’ has launched its services seeking to become a leading player in online gambling advertising for regulated market incumbents.The onload network is founded by acquisition marketing expert Justin Chamberlain, a former executive of Sky Betting and Gaming games studio Core Gaming and mobile ‘reverse auction’ platform BidNation.In its mission statement, onload details that it seeks to deliver online gambling incumbents with an optimal targeted ad-network, compliant with the multiple advertising demands facing industry marketing teams.“All our partners and customers – online casino operators, game suppliers, advertisers and media buyers – told us they needed this network”, said Justin Chamberlain, CEO and Founder of onload media.“Between the development costs for a continuous pipeline of new games and the PoC tax, suppliers of real-money online games have also been squeezed. Our network improves their bottom line without incurring any new overheads.”Assessing market conditions, Chamberlain underlines that modern ad-networks have failed incumbents, seeing their marketing inventory continually blacklisted and even penalised by regulators by being exposed to inappropriate audiences.Supporting its mandate, onload has been approved as an IAB UK partner, in which it will share its knowledge and data in improving UK digital advertising standards and practices. Jon Mew, IAB UK CEO, commented: “We’re delighted to welcome onload media as an IAB UK member from the outset of its journey and look forward to working with the team to help create a sustainable and responsible future for digital advertising.” Submitcenter_img Share StumbleUpon Justin Chamberlain: onload{media} – Rebalancing adnetworks’ capacity for online gambling December 5, 2019last_img read more

Wellington Police Notes: Friday, Sept. 20 – Sunday, Sept. 22, 2013

first_imgSunday, September 22, 2013•6:10 p.m. Officers investigated domestic battery by a known suspect in the 600 block N. Olive, Wellington.•8:28 p.m. Sherry A. Tillery, 39, Wellington was issued a notice to appear charged with knowingly allowing an unauthorized driver operate a motor vehicle without insurance.•8:28 p.m. Pratt L. Tillery, 43, Wellington was arrested, charged and bonded with driving while license is suspended and defective windshield.•9:49 p.m. Steven D. Shamblin, 29, Wellington was arrested, charged and confined with aggravated assault of law enforcement officer, and possession of stimulant and possession of drug paraphernalia. Saturday September 21, 2013•9:59 a.m. Officers investigated violation of fire prevention code by a known suspect in the 200 block N. Ash, Wellington.•5:17 p.m. Edgar V. Barnes, 23, Wellington was arrested and charged with driving while license is suspended and no insurance. She has bonded.•10:04 p.m. Michael R. Harbison, 31, Wellington was arrested on a city warrant for battery. He has bonded.•11 p.m. Juvenile male, 16, Wellington was issued a notice to appear charged with disobeyed stop sign. Wellington Police Notes for Friday, Sept. 20, to Sunday, Sept. 22, 2013: Friday, Sept. 20, 2013: •8:02 a.m. Christopher D. Sanders, 29, Wellington was issued a notice to appear charged with expired drivers license, expired registration and operating a motor vehicle with no proof of insurance.•8:09 a.m. Sierra L. Slates, 27, Wellington was arrested, charged and confined with driving while license is suspended, no insurance and expired registration.•2 p.m. Misty L. Brown, 31, Wellington was issued a notice to appear charged with two counts of animal trespass.•3:14 p.m. Ivan Johnson, 38, Wellington was issued a notice to appear charged with expired registration.•11:58 p.m. Juvenile female, 16, Wellington, was issued a notice to appear charged with speeding 47 mph in a 35 mph zone and driving in violation of restrictions.last_img read more

Wellington-Rose Hill to battle tonight at home

first_imgby Tracy McCue, Sumner Newscow — The second half of the season will start tonight when Wellington battles Rose Hill at 6 p.m. at Wellington High School gymnasium. This game was originally supposed to be played Tuesday but the snowstorm created the two-night postponement.For the Wellington boys basketball team it has been 12 nights since it last took to the hardwood. The Crusaders were last seen winning the Chaparral Roadrunner Classic Tournament with an overtime victory over Kingman. The boys had no games last week and were delayed Tuesday. But look out! There are a flurry of games coming up. Wellington will play at Mulvane on Friday, El Dorado at home, and Andale at home on Feb. 14 which is on Friday and will be homecoming night. The Wellington boys are 6-6. Rose Hill comes into the game 2-11. This game is critical in that both Wellington and Rose Hill are in the same sub-state as is Mulvane and Winfield.The Wellington girls returns after finishing seventh in the Mulvane Wildcat Classic. The Crusaders are 7-5. Rose Hill is 3-8. Again both teams will be in the same sub-state.The games start with C team action at 4:15 p.m. Close Forgot password? Please put in your email: Send me my password! Close message Login This blog post All blog posts Subscribe to this blog post’s comments through… RSS Feed Subscribe via email Subscribe Subscribe to this blog’s comments through… RSS Feed Subscribe via email Subscribe Follow the discussion Comments Logging you in… Close Login to IntenseDebate Or create an account Username or Email: Password: Forgot login? Cancel Login Close WordPress.com Username or Email: Password: Lost your password? Cancel Login Dashboard | Edit profile | Logout Logged in as Admin Options Disable comments for this page Save Settings You are about to flag this comment as being inappropriate. Please explain why you are flagging this comment in the text box below and submit your report. The blog admin will be notified. Thank you for your input. There are no comments posted yet. Be the first one! Post a new comment Enter text right here! Comment as a Guest, or login: Login to IntenseDebate Login to WordPress.com Login to Twitter Go back Tweet this comment Connected as (Logout) Email (optional) Not displayed publicly. Name Email Website (optional) Displayed next to your comments. Not displayed publicly. If you have a website, link to it here. Posting anonymously. Tweet this comment Submit Comment Subscribe to None Replies All new comments Comments by IntenseDebate Enter text right here! Reply as a Guest, or login: Login to IntenseDebate Login to WordPress.com Login to Twitter Go back Tweet this comment Connected as (Logout) Email (optional) Not displayed publicly. Name Email Website (optional) Displayed next to your comments. Not displayed publicly. If you have a website, link to it here. Posting anonymously. Tweet this comment Cancel Submit Comment Subscribe to None Replies All new commentslast_img read more

Theurer’s holding online auction for 1970 Ford Mustang Mach 1

first_imgTheurer’s Auction/Realty is holding an only auction on an original 1970 Ford Mustang Mach 1.The Mustang is a medium Lime paint code, deluxe interior, 351 Windsor 2V, automatic transmission with air conditioning.   This Mach 1 is an unrestored gem that runs and drives. Theurer’s sellers purchased this car for their daughters to drive to school in the ‘70s when they were finished driving it was stored properly inside. The car has had the brakes repaired, new tires, filters and ignition. It has rocker box rust, however this is typical. The paint has faded and has minor dents, however it looks very good for an unrestored 45 year-old muscle car. We have consigned it to sell to the high bidder. It is as cool as it is complete– bid early and often!   Sells Online Only Bid now at Theurer.net Bidding ends August 25, at 1 p.m.Sumner Newscow readers can go to this link here to bid today:last_img read more

Anthony Davis’ 44 points, 18 rebounds help Pelicans top Thunder

first_img‘The Two Popes’ movie explores depth of faith, frailties of man PLAY LIST 01:28‘The Two Popes’ movie explores depth of faith, frailties of man00:50Trending Articles02:02Chief Justice Peralta vows to lead by example, bares 10-point program02:14Carpio hits red carpet treatment for China Coast Guard02:56NCRPO pledges to donate P3.5 million to victims of Taal eruption00:56Heavy rain brings some relief in Australia02:37Calm moments allow Taal folks some respite03:23Negosyo sa Tagaytay City, bagsak sa pag-aalboroto ng Bulkang Taal01:13Christian Standhardinger wins PBA Best Player award After winning title, time for LA Tenorio to give back to Batangas folk Kings sizzle with 19 3-pointers to torch Timberwolves Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Nadine Lustre’s phone stolen in Brazil MOST READ Paul George had 25 points and 11 rebounds, and Dennis Schroder scored 24 points for Oklahoma City, which came in having won five of its previous six. Russell Westbrook had 20 points and four steals but did not appear as eager as usual to shoot, hitting 8 of 16 shots. Steven Adams also scored 20.New Orleans seemed in control, leading 116-109 with less than 1:20 left when consecutive turnovers led to five quick Thunder points. Westbrook scored on a fast break that he initiated by breaking up Holiday’s pass. Then another Westbrook steal during Holiday’s drive led to George’s fast-break layup as he was fouled.After Davis’ missed a driving floater, Oklahoma City had an unusual possession in which no player seemed inclined to shoot, and a series of passes led to Westbrook’s late-shot-clock 3 attempt, which rimmed out. Randle was fouled after his rebound, but missed two free throws to give the Thunder another chance.Westbrook again elected not to shoot, and Alex Abrines’ 3 for the lead rimmed out. Solomon Hill, who had eight points, came down with his seventh rebound and made both foul shots with less than a second left to seal the victory.Davis was dominant throughout, dunking seven times, including several times on crowd-pleasing alley-oops, to go with a 3 and an array of mid-range floaters and jumpers.ADVERTISEMENT LATEST STORIES Japeth Aguilar embraces role, gets rewarded with Finals MVP plum New Orleans Pelicans forward Anthony Davis dunks in the first half of an NBA basketball game against the Oklahoma City Thunder in New Orleans, Wednesday, Dec. 12, 2018. (AP Photo/Gerald Herbert)NEW ORLEANS — Anthony Davis smiled slightly and joked about his relative youth when the topic of his heavy workload came up.His nearly 40 minutes on the court against Oklahoma City was hardly an anomaly this season, but Davis isn’t ready to plead for more rest yet.ADVERTISEMENT ‘Mia’: Rom-com with a cause a career-boosting showcase for Coleen Garciacenter_img Davis scored 44 points and grabbed 18 rebounds, and the inconsistent New Orleans Pelicans narrowly held on to defeat the Thunder 118-114 on Wednesday night.“Whatever coach needs me to do, the team needs me to do to win, that’s what I’m going to do,” said Davis, who has averaged about 37 minutes for a team that has played an NBA-high 30 games so far this season. “I’m 25 years old. So, ask me about five years from now.”FEATURED STORIESSPORTSGinebra beats Meralco again to capture PBA Governors’ Cup titleSPORTSJapeth Aguilar wins 1st PBA Finals MVP award for GinebraSPORTSGolden State Warriors sign Lee to multiyear contract, bring back ChrissJrue Holiday had 20 points and 10 assists, and Julius Randle added 22 for New Orleans, which has alternated wins and losses in its past 10 games.“It was a big win for us,” Davis said. “We’ve got to put a string of wins together and of course it starts tonight. (Oklahoma City) was the No. 1 team in the West coming into tonight and a team that’s rolling. They’ve got a lot of great players on their team. We tried to make sure this game was about us and make sure we get back to what we do.” No.13 lucky for Orlando Bloom Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew “We really moved the ball well, and they really collapsed the paint with Davis, Randle, and (Cheick) Diallo,” Donovan said. “This really left us with a lot of good quality 3-point shots, and we didn’t make those at a high enough level.”QUOTABLE“It’s not like we depend on them to carry the load. They are the load. It’s who we’re going to go to,” Pelicans coach Alvin Gentry said when asked about Davis, Randle and Holiday combining for 86 points.UP NEXTThunder: Visit Denver on Friday.Pelicans: Host Miami on Sunday.Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next “He’s a great player; it takes a team to stop him,” guard Terrance Ferguson said. “We really didn’t focus on that tonight and we let our players go one-on-one against him.”Davis scored 18 of his points in the third quarter, when New Orleans went in front for good in a competitive game that included 12 ties, 17 lead changes and no lead larger than nine points.TIP-INSThunder: Westbrook was assessed a technical foul in the third quarter by official David Guthrie for appearing to argue that a foul should have been called on his missed layup. … Westbrook blocked layup attempts by Pelicans rookie guard Frank Jackson twice. … Jerami Grant committed fouls off the ball twice in the first two minutes of the third quarter, at which point he had five fouls for the game and was subbed out. He did not return until 7:50 remained.Pelicans: Forward Nikola Mirotic sat out after injuring his right ankle during Monday night’s loss at Boston. … Guard E’Twaun Moore also sat out with a strained muscle in his lower leg. … Combined, Mirotic and Moore have been averaging 31.4 points per game. … Randle has scored at least 20 points in six straight. … Darius Miller scored 10 points. … With Moore out, Jackson was recalled from the G League and scored eight points in 19 minutes off the bench.PAINT PROWESSDavis and Randle helped New Orleans outscore the Thunder 74-48 in the paint. Holiday also was able to score his share inside on dribble drives.“I’m getting in the paint, AD’s already in the paint and so is Ju’,” Holiday said. “To be able to stop that is pretty tough.”DEEP TROUBLEOklahoma City shot 48.3 percent, but missed 30 of 43 from 3-point range. View comments Will you be the first P16 Billion Powerball jackpot winner from the Philippines? Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew Gretchen Barretto’s daughter Dominique graduates magna cum laude from California collegelast_img read more