King James leads Cavs past Pacers

first_imgCLEVELAND, Ohio (AP):LeBron James made a big 3-pointer in the final minute of the second overtime and scored 41 points to offset 43 by Indiana’s Paul George, and the Cleveland Cavaliers opened their April schedule with a 135-130 win yesterday over the Indiana Pacers, who remain on the outside of the playoff picture in the Eastern Conference.James added 15 rebounds and 11 assists in 52 minutes for the defending NBA champions, who ended the game with some drama as Tristan Thompson and James angrily exchanged words during a timeout in the second OT.Kyrie Irving made four free throws in the final 16.5 seconds and Kevin Love had 20 points and 12 rebounds as Cleveland stayed within a half-game of Boston for the top spot in the East. The Cavs visit the Celtics on Wednesday night.George was magnificent in defeat, scoring 19 straight points for Indiana in the overtime sessions.Other scores on the night:Celtics 110 94 KnicksHornets 113 101 ThunderJazz 103 99 SpursGrizzlies 103 108 LakersMavericks 109 105 BucksNuggets 116 113 HeatBulls 117 110 PelicansHawks 82 91 Nets76ers 105 113 Rapterslast_img read more

Funeral of World Cup winner and Huddersfield legend to be held today

first_img Ray Wilson was a World Cup winner with England 3 The funeral of England great Ray Wilson is to take place in Huddersfield on Wednesday.Wilson, who played at left back in the 1966 World Cup final against West Germany, died last month at the age of 83.He had been diagnosed with Alzheimer’s disease in 2004.At 31, Wilson was the eldest member of Alf Ramsay’s starting XI on the day Bobby Moore lifted the Jules Rimet trophy.The left back later appeared on thousands of posters, holding Moore on his right shoulder in a famous photograph. 3 Ramon Wilson was born in Shirebrook, near Mansfield, in December 1934 and named after Mexican film star Ramon Navarro.His career at Huddersfield took off under Bill Shankly and he went on to become the club’s most famous player, making 283 apperances between 1952 and 1964.At the age of 29 he signed for Everton and won the FA Cup in memorable fashion as the Toffees came from 2-0 down to defeat Sheffield Wednesday 3-2 at Wembley in 1966.Wilson returned there weeks later to win the World Cup with England.He played in every game during England’s victorious campaign.center_img 3 Wilson finished his club career at Oldham Athletic and Bradford City, before working as an undertaker in Huddersfield.He was awarded an MBE in 2000 and was inducted into English Football’s Hall of Fame in 2008.Huddersfield Town FC said they were “devastated” to learn of his death last month. #htafc is devastated to learn of the passing of @England World Cup winner Ramon ‘Ray’ Wilson MBE at the age of 83.The thoughts of everyone at Town are with Ray’s wife, his sons and the rest of his family and friends at this difficult time.➡️ (AT)— Huddersfield Town (@htafcdotcom) May 16, 2018 described him as “one of the finest footballers to wear the royal blue jersey”.last_img read more