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Why you can’t take the Warriors’ incredible run for granted

first_imgFive straight trips to the Finals is … [vemba-video id=”van/sc/2019/05/21/bang_5dd0738e-e84a-45e3-9d96-1acf1a7c86df”]Dieter talks about the Golden State Warriors’ sweep of the Portland Trail BlazersPORTLAND, Ore. — Do not take this for granted, Warriors fans.Yes, heading into the 2018-19 campaign, it was easily presumed that Golden State Warriors would to win the Western Conference for a fifth straight season, but don’t let that expectation overshadow this accomplishment.last_img read more

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Takeaways: Amid Sharks’ win streak, a new power trio emerges

first_imgSAN JOSE — The Sharks juggled their forward lines and defense pairs earlier this month when some injured players returned to the lineup. But just as important to their recent success has been another adjustment.To turn around their season, the Sharks had to change their attitude toward defending.“We were not playing our system. We were freelancing, doing our own thing,” Sharks defenseman Marc-Edouard Vlasic said. “It’s funny. When we stick to what we do best, the results follow.“Whoever’s …last_img read more

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Maharashtra waits for Amit Shah to resolve crisis

first_imgMaharahstra BJP leaders on Saturday said they were awaiting the arrival of party president Amit Shah, who is likely to begin talks with Shiv Sena chief Uddhav Thackeray over government formation next week.The party, however, has started preparations for a swearing-in ceremony possibly at Mumbai’s Wankhede Stadium between November 5 and November 7, by which time it would have two days left to install a government, sources said. A new government must be installed before November 9.Sena impatientHowever, the Sena has warned that it could drop the ‘wait and watch’ approach if there is no end to the ongoing  crisis.Reacting to the BJP’s statement on the looming constitutional crisis, Sena leader Sanjay Raut asked if the alliance partner was threatening democratically elected legislators of its party. “If there is a delay in the formation of government in a State and a Minister from the ruling party says President’s Rule will be implemented in Maharashtra if a government isn’t formed, is this a threat to the MLAs who have been elected?” Mr. Raut said on Saturday. Former Finance Minister and senior BJP leader Sudhir Mungantiwar had on Friday said Maharashtra was headed for Presidential Rule if a government was not installed by November 7.Commenting on the situation, Mr. Raut said that due to the kind of situation prevailing in Maharashtra, all political parties are talking to each other. “Except for the Sena and the BJP, all parties are talking to each other,” he said. Cong., NCP clarifyMeanwhile, both the Congress and the NCP clarified they were not in touch with other parties. “We are not in contact with anyone. We have got the mandate to sit in the Opposition, we are ready for it,” NCP leader and former Deputy Chief Minister Ajit Pawar said. His comments came a day after rumours were rife of NCP chief Sharad Pawar having  a telephonic conversation with Mr. Uddhav Thackeray. Congress leader Mallikarjun Kharge also clarified that the party would sit in the Opposition. “I would like to make it clear that we have not held discussions with anybody to form the government,” he said. Mr. Ajit Pawar confirmed that Mr. Sharad Pawar would meet Congress president Sonia Gandhi in New Delhi on Monday. “Sharad Pawar will visit Delhi on Monday. I have information that he and Sonia Gandhi had spoken on the phone recently… He will speak to her [in Delhi]… A lot depends on what they discuss,” Mr. Ajit Pawar told reporters.NCP chief spokesperson Nawab Malik said alternatives could become available if the Sena took any decision in this regard in the interest of the people. “The NCP will definitely take a positive view if the Sena is ready to form the people’s government, minus the BJP. An alternative will be available if a decision is taken in the interest of people to form a government,” he said.last_img read more

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