Chase Hughes @ChaseHughesNBCS The Wizards lead the Magic 50-37 at halftime. 37 points tie the fewest the Wizards have allowed in a half so far this season. Dinwiddie has 12 pts, Harrell has 10. – 8:05 PM
Josh Robbins @JoshuaBRobbins Washington is on a 16-0 run and now leads 30-18. Orlando’s starting five and initial subs more than held their own against Washington. But the Orlando’s pattern of struggling after breaking its lineup continued. – 7:44 PM
John Denton @JohnDenton555 After building an early 18-14 lead, @Orlando Magic missed their final 10 shots of the 1st Q — 5 of them from 3-point range. That allowed Washington to use an 11-0 run to break the game open. Magic offensive drought now up to 15 consecutive misses with 9:56 left in 2nd Q. – 7:43 PM
Ben Anderson @BensHoops Unlike the last time the @Utah Jazz did this to Miami, they don’t have to play again tomorrow night, so win or lose, I think you hope this fourth quarter has given them momentum to finish this home stand better than they played in Orlando. – 7:34 PM
Josh Robbins @JoshuaBRobbins Deni Avdija drew a difficult defensive assignment: guarding athletic wing and Magic sixth man Terrence Ross. It’s a sign of the Wizards’ faith in Avdija’s defense that he’s been asked to guard two players as different as Ross and Giannis Antetokounmpo over the last week. – 7:30 PM
Josh Robbins @JoshuaBRobbins With Bradley Beal away from the team tonight as he mourns the loss of a family member, the Wizards will start Spencer Dinwiddie, Aaron Holiday, Kentavious Caldwell-Pope, Kyle Kuzma and Daniel Gafford against the Magic. – 5:37 PM
Neil Dalal @NeilDalal96 Wes Unseld Jr.’s message to the Wizards before the Pacers game without Bradley Beal was that they still have enough talent in the locker room to win. Have to figure it is the same message tonight with emphasis on staying focused despite the Magic’s 3-9 record. – 4:56 PM
NAIROBI (Reuters) -The planned announcement of the Kenyan presidential election results descended into chaotic scenes on Monday after the deputy chairperson of the election commission and three other commissioners disowned the presidential election results. “We are not able to take ownership of the results that will be announced," Juliana Cherera, the deputy chairperson of the electoral commission told a media briefing at a different venue from where the announcement was to be made. Diplomats and international elections were whisked out of the tallying hall where the chairman of the electoral commission was preparing to announce the presidential results.
The brother of Aqib Talib allegedly shot and killed a man at a youth football game over the weekend. Aqib Talib was reportedly close to the gunman at the time the incident happen. TMZ.com reports that a video of the incident shows that Aqib Talib was “just feet” away from the man who fired the [more]
Cody Bellinger, the 2019 NL MVP whose production has fallen off dramatically since, was benched by the Los Angeles Dodgers on Tuesday. Dodgers manager Dave Roberts said Bellinger might sit out the final three games of the team's series at Milwaukee. “I just wanted to give him a little bit of a reset,” Dodgers manager Dave Roberts said.
The Cleveland Guardians saw their AL Central lead reduced to one game on Tuesday night. Cleveland manager Terry Francona was ejected in the ninth inning for arguing after the umpires ruled Myles Straw struck out with the tying run on third for the second out of the inning. Rookie Tyler Freeman led off the ninth with a double and moved to third on Hedges’ sacrifice.
Appeals officer Peter Harvey continues to delay his decision in the Deshaun Watson case, apparently not because he’s undecided or procrastinating. Harvey is believed to be waiting to see whether the league and Watson can work out a deal. The possibility of settlement remains viable, we’re told. Currently, it could go either way. As such [more]
Former Vikings coach Mike Zimmer has landed on his feet with a school that continues to find its footing. Zimmer, via HBCUGameday.com, has accepted a position on Deion Sanders’ staff at Jackson State. Sanders introduced Zimmer to the team on Tuesday. “He’s asked me about it a few times,” Zimmer said. “The pay’s not good. [more]