Saturday, July 21, 2018
Sports

Magic stomped in Vogel's homecoming

INDIANAPOLIS — C.J. Miles made four 3-pointers and scored 16, and the Pacers spoiled Frank Vogel's return to Indiana with an 88-69 victory over the Magic on Monday night.

Vogel coached the Pacers for more than five seasons before he was let go in May. He was quickly scooped up by Orlando, and it looks as if he has plenty of work to do.

The crowd cheered when Vogel was introduced before the game. He led the Pacers to back-to-back Eastern Conference finals appearances and compiled a 250-181 record during his tenure in Indiana.

Paul George had 13 points, six rebounds and five assists for the Pacers, who pulled away in the second half. Monta Ellis also scored 13, and Jeff Teague finished with 11.

Orlando shot 32 percent from the field. Evan Fournier led the Magic with 14 points on 4-of-15 shooting, and Aaron Gordon had 11.

The Magic was playing on the second night of a back-to-back and appeared to have tired legs. Just one night earlier, Orlando posted its best scoring night of the season, winning an emotional road game over the Thunder, 119-117.

Serge Ibaka, who scored 31 against Oklahoma City, shot just 3-of-13 from the field against Indiana for six points to go with 13 rebounds.

GAME HIGHLIGHTS: Anthony Davis had 25 points, 16 rebounds, four steals and two blocks, and the host Pelicans won for only the second time in their first 11 games, 106-105 over the Celtics. … Tobias Harris scored 22, Aron Baynes added 20 points and eight rebounds and the shorthanded Pistons beat the Thunder 104-88 to improve to 5-0 at home. Detroit won without Reggie Jackson, who hasn't played this season due to knee tendinitis, and Andre Drummond, sidelined with a sprained ankle. … Carmelo Anthony and Kristaps Porzingis scored 24 each, and the host Knicks rolled after a halftime lineup change and beat the Mavericks 93-77. New York benched former Gator Joakim Noah, starting guard Justin Holiday and moving Porzingis to center in a small lineup. They responded by scoring 31 in the third quarter. … James Harden scored 23 of his 33 in the first quarter, and the host Rockets cruised to a 115-88 win over the 76ers.

Comments
Rays journal: Replacement catcher Adam Moore ready to play

Rays journal: Replacement catcher Adam Moore ready to play

ST. PETERSBURG — The newest Rays player is also nearly the oldest.With All-Star C Wilson Ramos on the disabled list with a hamstring injury, Tampa Bay turned to veteran Adam Moore, 34, as the new backup catcher behind Jesus Sucre. Only reliever...
Updated: 8 hours ago
Martin Fennelly: Rays and Marlins at different stages of same mission

Martin Fennelly: Rays and Marlins at different stages of same mission

ST. PETERSBURG — New York Yankees god and former Tampa resident Derek Jeter, who was once going to save the Rays (or so we thought), was at Tropicana Field on Friday night. The Captain had the gall to show up as Miami Marlins chief executive of...
Updated: 8 hours ago
Dolphins owner: Actually, we haven’t decided whether to levy anthem penalties

Dolphins owner: Actually, we haven’t decided whether to levy anthem penalties

Times wiresThe NFL can't seem to get away from the divisive national anthem issue.The latest developments this week assure that, despite the league's wishes, the debate about how to handle players who kneel during the anthem to protest police violenc...
Updated: 8 hours ago
Late rally falls short as Rays lose to Marlins, 6-5

Late rally falls short as Rays lose to Marlins, 6-5

ST. PETERSBURG –The Rays rallied for four runs in the bottom of the ninth Friday night, but their rally came up short as the Marlins held on for a 6-5 win at Tropicana Field.Tampa Bay's bullpen gave up five runs in the seventh, and that was too...
Updated: 8 hours ago

Sports on TV/radio for Saturday, July 21

TODAYAction sportsX Games1 p.m.ABCXGames7 p.m.ESPNArena FootballWashington at Albany7:30 p.m.CBSSNAutosF1: German Grand Prix qualifying8:55 a.m.ESPN2Xfinity: Lakes Region 200 qualifying11 a.m.CNBCXfinity: Lakes Region 2004 p.m.NBCSNNHRA: Mile High Na...
Updated: 9 hours ago
Kiermaier has ‘severe bone bruise’ in foot, dates back to April injury

Kiermaier has ‘severe bone bruise’ in foot, dates back to April injury

Rays outfielder Kevin Kiermaier left Friday's game in the fifth inning when an injury to his right foot that has bothered him since April flared up with the worst pain he's encountered this season.Kiermaier called the injury a "severe bone bruise" an...
Updated: 9 hours ago
Greg Auman’s takeaways from Friday’s Rays-Marlins game

Greg Auman’s takeaways from Friday’s Rays-Marlins game

Nathan Eovaldi bounced back nicely following an eight-out, eight-run outing last week vs. the Twins. He lasted six innings, gave up one run and struck out eight. Take away the Twins game and Eovaldi has allowed three earned runs in his past four star...
Updated: 9 hours ago
Rays’ Kevin Kiermaier leaves game with foot discomfort

Rays’ Kevin Kiermaier leaves game with foot discomfort

Rays outfielder Kevin Kiermaier, who missed two months earlier this season with a thumb injury, left Friday night's game against the Marlins with what the team described as "right foot discomfort."It wasn't immediately clear when the injury occurred,...
Updated: 11 hours ago
Bucs, Jensen reach out to fans as training camp approaches

Bucs, Jensen reach out to fans as training camp approaches

SARASOTA — The backdrop at University Park Country Club had a larger-than-life image of Bucs defensive tackle Gerald McCoy with one of the team's slogans for 2018: "JOIN THE KREWE."New Bucs center Ryan Jensen was on hand for a luncheon hosted b...
Published: 07/20/18
For starters: Rays open second half at home vs. Marlins

For starters: Rays open second half at home vs. Marlins

Greetings from Tropicana Field, where the Rays come out of the All-Star break with a three-game series against the Marlins. Here's the lineup for Tampa Bay, which dropped two of three to the Marlins in Miami:Kiermaier CFHechavarria SSBauers 1BRoberts...
Published: 07/20/18