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Newslog for 10/28/19

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By Gulsen Ozdemir

ARIZONA:

-Man Admits Killing Wife and Her Sister-

A Williams man stopped a state trooper in the Red Lake area on Sunday to tell him that he ‘’could not take it anymore’’, and killed his wife and her sister. Following the confession, Coconino County Sheriff’s deputies went to the address and found the victims. The identity of man has not been disclosed yet, and the investigation ongoing.

(Source: abc15.com, Date: October 28, 2019, Photo Courtesy: Coconico County Sheriff’s Office)

-Snow!-

As you know, temperatures have been dropping. A woman in Chinle has shared this beautiful video of snowing on Twitter. Captured from her porch, all of the surroundings are covered in white. If you decide to capture your snow photos and/or videos, be sure to send them to share@abc15.com so that everyone can see!

(Source: Twitter/@abc15, Date: October 28, 2019, Video Courtesy: Twitter/@chevy_raye)

-Toddler Chokes-

A 19-month-old child has died in Mesa after choking on a sandwich. The babysitter called 911 immediately, but the baby boy died before paramedics arrived at the scene. Mesa Police Department has said that homicide detectives are investigating the case.

(Source: azfamily.com, Date: October 28, 2019)


LOCAL:

-The Salvation Army Reopens-

The White Mountain Salvation Army has moved to its new location after downsizing. Although they no longer have a church and a youth room, Coordinator and Case Manager Maria Stokes says they are as committed as they were before. In November, the Salvation Army will be doing their Angel Tree program, and a Christmas Day Dinner. Stokes says they always welcome people who would like to help or volunteer. For more information dial: 928-369-9953.

(Source: Laura Singleton/wmicentral.com, Date: October 25, 2019, Photo Courtesy: Laura Singleton/wmicentral.com)


-TODAY IN HISTORY-

  • Harvard University is founded, 1636
  • The Statue of Liberty is dedicated at Liberty Island by President Grover Cleveland, 1886
  • The St. Louis police try a new investigation method, and that is fingerprints, 1904

-TIPS-

Like pizza? So do we! 5th Annual Phoenix Pizza Festival will be held in Margaret T. Hance Park in Phoenix from 11:00 AM to 5:00 PM On November 16th. More than 15 best local pizza makers will offer slices from $2 to $4. There is a $10 entrance fee. For more information go to eventbrite.com and search for Phoenix Pizza Festival 2019.

(Photo Courtesy: universe.com)

-SPORTS-

By Bill McGuire

Monday Night Football

NFL – The Miami Dolphins 0–6 vs the Pittsburgh Steelers 2–4 tonight on Monday Night Football. With the 11th pick in 2018 NFL DRAFT, the Miami Dolphins selected Minkah Fitzpatricki from Alabama, a defensive back. Earlier the Dolphins traded Fitzpatrick to the Pittsburgh Steelers for a first-round pick.  

The Dolphins are still looking for that first win. Miami has scored only 63 points while giving up 211. Pittsburgh suffering through a disappointed season had hopes of returning to the playoffs after missing the playoffs in 2018.  Steelers win gives them a glimmer of hope with a 3 – 4 record, in second place two games behind Baltimore. Steelers have scored 123points while giving up 131 points.


World Series

MLB WORLD SERIES – Going onto the weekend the Washington Nationals were up 2-0 with a chance to win it all at home only with the following three games at home. Houston Astros had other ideas for they swept the Nationals and take a 3-2 lead and back to Houston. The home team has yet to win a game. The Nationals face elimination needing to win both games in Houston. Game 6 will be Tuesday @ 5:00 p.m. on FOX. The Nationals will be sending Stephen Strasburg to the mound while the Astros look to end the series sending Justin Verlander to the mound. Forget Games 1 and 2. Gerritt Cole lost Game 1 and turned it around in Game 5. Cole pitched in Game 5 as expected. Expect same from Justin Verlander for the Astros. I personally cannot see Verlander losing two decisions back-to-back. It’s an uphill battle with all the odds against the Nationals, but its been like that for the Nationals all season.


Phoenix Suns

Is this what it feels like to finally watch a competent basketball team? It certainly feels that way, because the Suns’ newfound effort and hustle on both ends looks like it’s staying for good under Monty Williams. Phoenix was missing Ricky Rubio (knee contusion) and Deandre Ayton (suspension) tonight, but it didn’t matter as they kept it close against a juggernaut throughout.

The Los Angeles Clippers are one of the leagues best teams with Kawhi Leonard and eventually Paul George. Keeping the game this competitive shows the corner this organization seems to have turned. No more laying down after runs allowing games to balloon to blowout losses.

As the readers know by now, my game recaps consist of me throwing ‘Thumbs Up’ and ‘Thumbs Down’ for what stood out most during the game.

Without further ado, let’s dive into all of it below. For the first time in this format’s history, zero negatives! This is what a competent basketball team can do on some nights.

Thumbs Up: Defensive Effort

The defensive improvement from the Suns is one of the most surprising outcomes through three games. The mental errors have been cut to a minimum while effort reigns supreme on closeouts on opposing shooters. This says plenty about Williams and the program he is building in Phoenix right now.

In the first quarter, LA only scored 20 points while shooting 26 percent overall. Less than 24 hours after the Nuggets scored 15 points in the first 12 minutes, are we on the verge of sustainability here? I would lean yes, which goes to show you how different the on-court product is in the Valley now.

LA raised their percentages in the second half, but the effort never waned from Phoenix. Kudos to the Suns for this sudden and quite frankly shocking changed under Williams’ leadership.

Thumbs Up: Dario Saric

Once Saric started to hit shots, his true offensive value would show through. In this one, Saric looked like the Philadelphia version optimally spacing the floor while doing the dirty work rebounding and making the extra pass.

Saric finished with 15 points, 9 rebounds, and 3 assists showing off his versatile profile on end of the floor.

If Saric is able to keep this up, the elements he adds to the Suns offense will be huge. The stretch 4 production has been laying dormant in Phoenix for years. Maybe Saric can help revive one of their biggest needs, which he certainly showcased well tonight.

Thumbs Up: Frank Kaminsky

The biggest story of the season right now? I’d say so, because who in the world expected this from Kaminsky? Arguably one of the most important pieces in the second unit already, Kaminsky’s floor spacing value along with his underrated post defense have found a home in Phoenix.

Kaminsky exploded once more pouring in 18 points, 8 rebounds, and 6 assists on 7-13 field goal attempts, including a trio of three-pointers.

Sleeper sixth man of the year candidate, everybody? I’m kind of joking, but if Kaminsky keeps this up he’s going to become a key asset for this Suns team off the bench.

From losing his rotation spot in Charlotte to thriving in Phoenix, what a sudden turn of events for Kaminsky’s career.

Thumbs Up: Devin Booker

What else can you say at this point about Booker? After another slow start, Booker put the Suns offense on his back when it was needed. And it turns out, having average NBA players around him helps out a ton.

Booker finished with 30 points, 6 rebounds, and 8 assists on 10-20 FGA. He also successfully survived the Patrick Beverley torcher chamber, and winning the battle this time around fouling him out midway through the fourth quarter.

When it’s winning time, Booker continues to make plays time after time. The Suns’ $158 million man was the best player on the floor in a game featuring Kawhi Leonard. Let that soak in for a second.

Players like Kelly Oubre Jr.Jevon CarterTyler Johnson, and Aron Baynes all had strong outings as well leading to one of the biggest wins in recent memory for Phoenix.

Again, the Phoenix Suns are finally a competent basketball team who succeeds in the little things that matter more than others. Improvement has arrived thanks to Williams’ coaching style and the roster overhaul James Jones pulled off during his first offseason as general manager.

By Evan Sidery  Oct 26, 201