The Latest: Mountain bike worlds in Germany postponed

first_imgStill to be determined is how the Isports that make up the Olympics will allocate all the spots at the rescheduled games. Typically, the individual sports determine their qualifying procedures for Olympic events.World Athletics president Seb Coe confirmed that all sports have agreed to the IOC’s proposal that all athletes currently qualified for the Olympics will remain qualified for next year. In track, he said that accounts for about half the places. He said the important next step is to develop a fair process for the rest of the athletes, most of whom have seen their qualifying events postponed.___The National Professional Soccer League has canceled its 2020 summer season because of the new coronavirus outbreak. Top-ranked tennis player Novak Djokovic, his wife and their foundation are donating 1 million euros (about $1.1 million) to help buy ventilators and other medical equipment for hospitals in Serbia.Djokovic says his foundation’s staff “will be monitoring everything” to get the equipment in place.His wife, Jelena, is the global director of the Novak Djokovic Foundation. She says ventilators needed to help COVID-19 patients range in price from 10,000 to 50,000 euros ($11,000 to $55,000).The 32-year-old Djokovic won the Australian Open in January for his 17th Grand Slam title. Among men, only Roger Federer, with 20, and Rafael Nadal, with 19, have won more.___ Associated Press March 27, 2020 Officials of the city, German federation and cycling governing body UCI will talk next week to try and set new dates.The UCI reiterated world championships have priority in a revised calendar.The worlds follow the postponement or cancellation of 11 World Cups in the cross-country, downhill and eliminator disciplines.___Boston Celtics coach Brad Stevens says guard Marcus Smart is doing well and remains in good spirits following his positive test for coronavirus last week. Turkish basketball team Fenerbahce says one of its players and three members of the technical and administrative personnel have tested positive for the coronavirus.Fenerbahce says none of the four have been hospitalized. They were being isolated and monitored at home.The player and three staff members were not named.___The Evian Masters women’s golf tournament has been moved to August because of the coronavirus outbreak. ___The LPGA Tour now has two majors that have been rescheduled because of the new coronavirus.With the Olympics postponed until 2021, the Evian Championship in France will be two weeks later on Aug. 6-9. That was supposed to be the week of women’s golf in the Olympics.Moving back the Evian will create a little room on the LPGA schedule when golf resumes. It also makes travel more practical for the players. The new date for the Evian Championship is one week before the Ladies Scottish Open east of Edinburgh, and two weeks before the Women’s British Open at Royal Troon.The LPGA previously rescheduled the ANA Inspiration in Rancho Mirage, California, from April 2-5 until Sept. 10-13. The Diamond League says “the meeting organizers, the Wanda Diamond League and World Athletics remain committed to delivering a structured extensive season in 2020.”___Spanish soccer club Barcelona says it will reduce the salaries of its players amid the coronavirus pandemic.Barcelona says its executive board has decided to temporarily suspend player contracts. That produces a “proportional reduction of the remuneration provided for in the respective contracts.”The players’ contracts will remain intact during the job suspension. Share This StoryFacebookTwitteremailPrintLinkedinRedditThe Latest on the effects of the coronavirus outbreak on sports around the world:___The mountain bike world championships in Albstadt, Germany, from June 25-28 have been postponed because of the coronavirus outbreak. At Augusta National, kids who qualified for this year’s Drive, Chip and Putt will get to compete on the Sunday before next year’s Masters. They will compete in the same age division for which they qualified. That means there won’t be any qualifying for new participants until next year.___Oilers captain Connor McDavid says he elected to stay put in Edmonton rather than risk traveling home to suburban Toronto.McDavid says he didn’t want to take the chance of going through crowded airports and contract the new coronavirus in fear of potentially spreading it to his parents and grandparents. He says the NHL being on hiatus also allows him to break in the new home he built, which also includes a gym.McDavid spoke on a league-hosted video conference call featuring Pacific Division players on Friday. Jae Crowder of the Miami Heat has donated $15,000 to Boston-based custom slide sandal company ISlide. That money will go entirely to the company’s affected workers. Crowder is an ISlide investor and says he felt compelled to give because he knows workers there are in need. Crowder says “to see the potential negative business impact from this outbreak compelled me to help in any way I could.”___ FIFPro says it’s “extremely concerned” that clubs in several countries “have begun to immediately lay off players or unilaterally reduce their salaries” because of the economic impact of the coronavirus pandemic.The Netherlands-based union says many players worldwide earn at or below average domestic income “and would be severely affected by salary decreases.”One club in Switzerland, Sion, terminated the contracts of nine players including former Arsenal pair Johan Djourou and Alexandre Song, who declined to accept reduced wages in a federal unemployment insurance program.FIFPro, which represents 65,000 men’s and women’s players, urges “clubs with short-term financial difficulties to meet with national player unions to negotiate fair and proportionate arrangements.”___ With the season on hold, players have been told to self-isolate until at least April 4. To date, three NHL players have tested positive for the virus: two with Ottawa and the third with Colorado.___Good news for all those who have already qualified for the Tokyo Olympics: You’re in for 2021. Olympic officials have confirmed that the 6,200 or so athletes who had already punched their ticket for Tokyo will keep their spots for the rescheduled games next year. It resolves one of the key questions for marathoners, open-water swimmers and hundreds of other athletes whose qualifying process came early in the 2020 sports calendar, before the coronavirus started shutting down sports across the globe. Korstin says the league will start preparing for the 2020-21 season.Russian club BC Khimki was leading the league with an 18-1 record when it was suspended.___More AP sports: and,Tampa Bay Lightning advance to face Dallas Stars in Stanley Cup finals, beating New York Islanders 2-1 in OT in Game 6 Employers in Spain are allowed to reduce labor costs while guaranteeing that workers will return to their jobs once conditions improve.The club says it has not decided by how much the salaries will be lowered.___A Russia-based basketball league with teams in five countries has abandoned its season without declaring a champion because of the coronavirus outbreak.VTB United League CEO Ilona Korstin says it’s not appropriate to continue the season “in the current situation when borders are closed, teams can’t train at basketball arenas and clubs have to allow foreign players to go home.” Considered a fourth-tier circuit in the U.S., the NPSL is affiliated with the United States Adult Soccer Association. The NPSL started play in 2003 and had planned to expand from 91 to 94 teams this season.The league was to have entered 14 teams in the U.S. Open Cup, which was suspended because of the pandemic.The NPSL summer season had been set to start in May and end in early August. The league said Friday that many of its venues would be unavailable after that because they are on college and school campuses.___Global players’ union FIFPro has called on soccer clubs to stop firing players or cutting their salaries before talks. The event originally scheduled for July 23-26 will now be held on Aug. 6-9 at the Evian Resort Golf Club.Evian is one of the five majors on the women’s circuit.The decision was made by the LPGA Tour, the Ladies European Tour and Evian organizers.LPGA Commissioner Mike Whan says “this adjustment makes for easier travel for players and assists us as we look to reschedule previously postponed events.”The women’s British Open is scheduled to be held two weeks after Evian. ___Atlético Madrid has followed Barcelona’s lead and announced it will reduce its players’ and coaches’ salaries during the stoppage of competition due to the coronavirus crisis. A day after Barcelona had done the same, Atlético said Friday that it will reduce its payroll temporarily “to ensure the future” of the club. Neither Barcelona nor Atlético are saying how much they would slash salaries. The moves will not impact their players’ contracts.___ ___The Russian anti-doping agency is suspending all tests for 10 days in response to measures implemented by the government to fight the coronavirus.The move comes after President Vladimir Putin told Russians except those working in essential sectors to stay home next week.RUSADA deputy CEO Margarita Pahnotskaya tells The Associated Press the testing suspension covers a longer period because of the risk of staff being stranded away from home. Tests stopped Friday and will resume on April 6.Pakhnotskaya says the World Anti-Doping Agency has been notified. She says “we studied all the consequences and agreed we should follow the order. And it was agreed with WADA. I wrote them a letter yesterday.”___The Diamond League has postponed three more track meets because of the coronavirus outbreak.The events in Stockholm on May 24, Naples and Rome on May 28, and Rabat, Morocco, on May 31 have all been postponed with no new dates set.The first six events of the year have been called off and only the Shanghai meet has been given a new date. The Prefontaine Classic in Eugene, Oregon, on June 7 is now the first scheduled event on the calendar. Smart announced his diagnosis on March 19, seven days after Utah Jazz All-Stars Rudy Gobert and Donovan Mitchell tested positive for COVID-19. Boston played the Utah Jazz on March 6.Celtics players and staff were also tested as a precaution and those tests have all come back negative.Stevens said he and team officials have been checking in with Smart and the rest of the team regularly via conference calls.“I’m proud of how he kind of took the initiative to tell people that he had it and that he felt good and that he got online, just continued to ask people to practice social distancing and self-isolation right now,” Stevens said. “It’s just, you know, it’s a really unique, unsettling time for everyone.”— Kyle Hightower reporting from Boston The Latest: Mountain bike worlds in Germany postponed The International Ski Federation (FIS) has postponed its presidential election at a biennial congress for at least three months due to the coronavirus pandemic.Hosts for some world championships, including Alpine skiing in 2025, were also due to be voted on at May 17-23 meetings in Thailand.FIS says it hopes to reschedule “in the autumn (fall) of this year,” possibly at a different location.Candidates to succeed 22-year incumbent Gian Franco Kasper as president, and for seats on the FIS ruling council, must be declared 30 days before the rescheduled elections.The three candidates for Alpine worlds in 2025 are: Saalbach, Austria; Garmisch-Partenkirchen, Germany; Crans-Montana, Switzerland.last_img read more

Ming translates F4 form to USF2000

first_imgCALVIN Ming translated his recent Formula 4 form to the Cooper Tyres sponsored USF 2000, powered by Mazda by picking up a second placed finish at the Road America Circuit in Wisconsin.THE ‘Pabst Racing’ team drivers Rinus Veekay of Holland, Lucas Kohl of Brazil and Calvin Ming of Guyana, all had a very successful weekend in the 4th round of the USF2000 series, which was held on Friday and Saturday at the ‘Road America’ circuit in Wisconsin.The circuit is over 6.5 kilometres long with 14 turns over very undulating terrain with several elevation changes. The cars were clocked at speeds in excess of 140 mph and an average speed around the circuit of over 111 mph. Each race is run for 30 minutes from start to finish.For the first race on Friday, Rinus qualified in P2 and finished in first place. Lucas qualified in P5 and finished in third place, while Calvin qualified in P15 and finished in fourth place after a very exciting drive, coming through the pack from way behind.For the second race on Saturday, Rinus qualified in P1 and finished in first place.Calvin qualified in P5 and finished in second place while Lucas qualified in P7 and finished in sixth place.Calvin turned in the fastest time for the weekend: 2 mins 10.163 secs.The entire Pabst team were very pleased and happy, having won 4 out of the total of 6 top places in the two races, and are currently in the lead for the team championship. The current leader of the series is Oliver Askew. Round #5 of the series is scheduled for July 8-9 in Iowa, followed by round #6 on July 15-16 in Toronto, Canada.last_img read more

Para-Sports Can Generate N25bn in One Year, Says Iwuanyanwu

first_img“The children and youths in Nigeria seem to have lost hope in the nation. It is even worse with those living with disabilities. When you deliver your tasks, hope will be a thing of the past while they will realize the ability inherent in them. Sports industry in Nigeria is bigger than the oil industry if we marshal our resources well.”In his response, the Chairman of the governance board, Dr Mike Omotosho thanked Iwuanyanwu for nurturing sports and laying a solid foundation for the trustees to build on.“The task ahead is not a small feat, fundraising especially in Nigeria is tough, and this is also happening at a difficult time in our Nation, however, we shall surpass expectations and accomplish our vision. The funds raised will be transparently used to develop leagues in para sports, create productive cooperatives for People With Disabilities (PWDs), and help them set sustainable vocational enterprises,’’ OmotosoThe Senior Special Assistant to the President on Disability, Dr Samuel Ankeli lauded the vision and leadership of Iwuanyanwu for nurturing the NSDFI and for making a platform to privately raise sports fund for people with disability possible.Other members of the committee are Dr. Joy Agi, Pastor Gabriel Amawachi, Hajia Amina Ahmed, Chief Mary Onyali, General Lonsdale Adeoye and Prince David Ayuba (Secretary). Others are: a member of the Paralympics Committee of Nigeria, and NSDFI.Share this:FacebookRedditTwitterPrintPinterestEmailWhatsAppSkypeLinkedInTumblrPocketTelegram Olawale Ajimotokan Chairman, Board of Trustees of the Nigeria Sports Development Fund Inc. (NSDFI), Chief Emmanuel Iwuanyanwu, has challenged the Board of the Nigeria Para Sports Development Fund to create three million jobs and raise about N25billion this year to change the face of para sports in the country.Iwuanyanwu who gave the charge in Abuja at the inauguration of a nine-man board of the para-sport body, said that it has been the dream of NSDFI that raised money towards Super Eagles qualification for USA ‘94 to socially impact on the nation.“We have commenced with the first of the 36 Community Sports Development centres in Offa, Kwara State. By the time we deliver these complete, no less than one million children will be involved. The six National Sports Development Centres and then, announce the 90 elite athletes we want to specially prepare from now for a minimum of 10 medals in Tokyo 2020, you will appreciate where we are going.last_img read more

WBB : Alexander dominates in paint to lead Syracuse to win over Temple in WNIT

first_img Comments Quentin Hillsman knew that Temple was going to come out with guns blazing, but the Syracuse head coach also recognized that the game was going to be decided by how Syracuse responded.The Owls opened up a 12-7 lead less than four minutes into the game, but Syracuse center Kayla Alexander took over. She scored five points as part of an 8-2 SU run to swing the momentum in Syracuse’s favor.And after Alexander’s dominance in the low post began, the Orange held that momentum for the rest of the game.‘Kayla just did a really good job of getting post position, and I’ve got to give her a lot of credit for that,’ Hillsman said. ‘She made a point to get herself deep in the post and they played, and we just did a really good job of getting the ball to her.’Alexander, SU’s 6-foot-4 center, dominated in the paint for the Orange, scoring 29 points on 12-of-18 shooting to carry the Orange (21-14) to an 82-68 win over Temple (23-10) in the third round of the Women’s National Invitation Tournament in Philadelphia on Thursday. The win marked the third consecutive season that SU has advanced into the quarterfinals of the WNIT.AdvertisementThis is placeholder textThe Orange will play Toledo on the road on Saturday at 2 p.m.After both teams struggled to take control of the game in the first half, the Orange was finally able to wrestle the game away from the Owls coming out of halftime. SU used a series of small runs to seize control.The Owls had gotten by their first two opponents in the Women’s National Invitation Tournament by more than 15 points, but Syracuse looked to match Temple’s production with a superior attack in the paint.Temple forward Nikki Works hit two free throws to put the Owls up 43-42 with 14:30 remaining in the second half, but  SU guard Carmen Tyson-Thomas hit two straight jumpers, and then Alexander added a basket to give the Orange a six-point lead.And as the Temple offense slowed, SU’s offense picked up. A 14-3 run gave the Orange its first double-digit lead with 10:16 to play.‘I thought it was about two things,’ Hillsman said. ‘We shot the ball really well and we did a decent job of guarding, I thought we had two or three possessions where they got some shots but for the most part we were pretty steady in the second half with our defensive scoring.’And down the stretch, Alexander continued to keep the game out of reach. After Temple cut the lead to 61-54 with less than eight minutes to play, the SU center scored nine consecutive points for SU to preserve the lead.The Orange got a balanced offensive output from across the floor. Behind Alexander, Tyson-Thomas contributed 15 points, forward Iasia Hemingway added 13 points and guard Elashier Hall provided 11 points to keep the Owls off-balance on defense.Point guard Rachel Coffey dished out eight assists to key an offensive outburst by SU in the second half. The Orange shot a blistering 18-of-33 from the field to pull away and close out the game.‘They did a very good job of getting the ball moving and one of the things that we talked about in the game was letting the ball move itself,’ Hillsman said. ‘I thought as they got the ball moving we really got them on their heels and were able to get the ball inside to Kayla one-on-one.’After three consecutive blowout wins in the opening rounds of the WNIT, Hillsman truly believes that SU’s momentum could lead to big things.‘It’s really just about doing the things that we did the last three games,’ Hillsman said. ‘It’s all about being aggressive and throwing the ball inside and if we continue to do that we have a chance to win this thing.’ Published on March 22, 2012 at 12:00 pmcenter_img Facebook Twitter Google+last_img read more

Eric Dungey doubtful for Syracuse-Florida State game

first_img Published on November 17, 2016 at 7:10 pm Contact Jon: | @jmettus Facebook Twitter Google+ Syracuse quarterback Eric Dungey has been listed as doubtful for Syracuse’s game against Florida State on Saturday. The Orange released its weekly injury report Thursday night.Dungey sat out the Orange’s 35-20 loss to North Carolina State after he was hit high and knocked out of the game earlier against Clemson. Babers said Wednesday that Dungey was at practice last week, but he has not yet been cleared to practice by doctors. The SU head coach said Dungey is also getting a second opinion from doctors and that they do not yet know what injury he has. When asked whether Dungey’s injury might be career-ending, Babers said he’d rather not speculate on the quarterback’s injury.Second-string center turned starter Colin Byrne was listed as out. He left the N.C. State game after taking a hit to the head and being sprawled out face down on the ground.“I saw the tape, you saw the game, I’m going to leave it there,” Babers said of Byrne on Wednesday.Defensive end Jake Pickard was ruled out for the game as well.AdvertisementThis is placeholder textReceiver Steve Ishmael was notably absent from the report. He missed the N.C. State game after not being listed on the injury report the Thursday prior. Babers said Ishmael has been dealing with a nagging injury and did not finish practice on Tuesday.Also not on the report was offensive lineman Omari Palmer. He hasn’t played since Week 3.Syracuse (4-6, 2-4 Atlantic Coast) will host No. 17 Florida State (7-3, 4-3) at 3:30 p.m. on Saturday. Commentslast_img read more

Korger: Too early to worry about men’s hoops

first_imgThere is always talk about how Wisconsin basketball doesn’t get enough respect, and for good reason. It seems every season sports writers, analysts and talking heads pick the Badgers to finish somewhere in the middle or bottom half of the Big Ten. But somehow, Bo Ryan and his time-tested methods bring the Badgers to the top tier of the Big Ten and to the NCAA tournament.In a young season that has already seen the Badgers ranked as high as No. 7 in the polls, Wisconsin has tripped up lately in two back-to-back losses. A loss to North Carolina and a rare home loss against Marquette have many people questioning their stance on the Badgers this season and what the rest of the year holds for them.It seemed like there were two schools of thought going into the season. The first was that the Badgers were well deserving of the preseason rankings and that Bo would once again turn out a great squad despite losing three starters from last year to graduation – and Jordan Taylor would lead Wisconsin once again to a deep tournament run. The other view was that the Badgers were overrated. People questioned the Badgers’ depth on the bench, the lack of a dominant scoring forward and the team’s reliance on Jordan Taylor’s hot shooting on possessions with the shot clock winding down. Others simply questioned if the Badgers could consistently win shooting a high number of three pointers each game.With two back-to-back losses, it seems easy to give in to the naysayers. The Marquette game saw Taylor commit five turnovers and record zero assists.“Teams will key on Jordan Taylor,” the negative fan will say. “He doesn’t even have a real supporting cast to back him up. What happens when his shots aren’t falling? You can’t always rely on the senior to have a hot hand.”“Shut your filthy mouth,” the optimist will respond. “If these two losses have taught us anything, it is the fact that Wisconsin’s defense can keep them in any ball game no matter how poorly they shoot. North Carolina is probably one of the most athletic teams in the nation next to Kentucky, and the Badgers held them to 60 points. Wisconsin only shot .359 from the floor and still managed to keep the game close.”“Yes, but they lost,” the pessimist will retort. “You can’t rely on the three ball that much in your offense and expect to consistently win. Nobody can keep up the high shooting percentage from beyond the arc, not even the Badgers. If they don’t find a real post presence besides Berggren, they won’t be able to score consistently in the paint, and that’s the only real safety blanket you have when you’re shooting cold from the field.”“It’s still early in the season,” the optimist will reply. “Kaminsky shows promise. Berggren can only get better. Brust is a great athlete and Gasser will get his shooting stroke going from three again. You can’t abandon a team after just two games. Basketball is a long season; there will be ups and downs, peaks and valleys, highs and lows. It happens every year. All you can do is move on and learn from your defeats.”Like the argument laid out above, there are some positives that can be drawn from the pair of losses. Wisconsin held both its high-scoring, ranked opponents well below their season averages for points – Marquette averaged 88 points, but Wisconsin held them to 60. North Carolina also averaged 88 points per game coming into the game against Wisconsin, yet the Badgers held them to 61.While there were questions about Berggren coming into the season, the junior has largely shown a good feel for his talent, as the center averages 12 points and five rebounds per game. The big man is still shooting better than .350 from three, despite a rough outing against Marquette.However, there is a point on the Badgers needing another scoring threat to emerge on the blocks. Besides Berggren, none of the Badger post players averages double figures.Across the board, the Badgers don’t physically look much different on paper. Last year’s starting lineup included Tim Jarmusz (6-foot-6, 205 pounds), Keaton Nankivil (6-foot-8, 240 pounds) and Jon Leuer (6-foot-10, 228 pounds). Wisconsin replaced last year’s senior starters with Ryan Evans (6-foot-6, 210 pounds) Mike Bruesewitz (6-foot-6, 220 pounds) and Jared Berggren (6-foot-10, 235 pounds).However, the new starters seem to be experiencing a bit of a learning curve as of late. During last week’s games, Wisconsin was outrebounded 26-39 against UNC and 28-41 against MU, giving up 16 offensive rebounds to the Golden Eagles.Don’t worry about the Badgers. Bo Ryan is a great coach, and he has seen rough stretches before. As long as the Badgers continue to play solid defense, it seems logical that the team will continue to win games and make the strides necessary to improve in areas of concern and once again make the NCAA tournament as a high seed.Nick is a senior majoring in History and English. Think Nick left out a major argument about the team? Think Nick is truly one of the pessimistic fans? He will never tell you, but he would be glad if you let him know what you think at read more

Call for fans to support Tipp minor footballers

first_imgAnd we will be bringing you full live coverage of the Tipp – Cork clash which throws-in at 7 o’clock. The Tipp Minor Footballers take on Cork in the Munster quarter-final tomorrow evening.Following the success of the Senior side in lifting the Division 3 League title last weekend football is on a high in the Premier County at the moment.County Football Board chairman Joe Hannigan is encouraging Tipp fans to turn out in force at Semple Stadium tomorrow evening. Photo © Tipperary GAAlast_img

Ryan: Galway clash will be a tight affair

first_imgMeanwhile both Tipp and Wexford are awaiting news from the GAA’s Central Competitions Control Committee on possible sanctions against Jason Forde and Davy Fitzgerald.The pair clashed after Wexford manager Fitzgerald came onto the pitch during the first half of last Sunday’s league semi-final. Tipperary hurling Manager Michael Ryan says his side are under no illusions about this weekends League Final against Galway.The most recent meetings between the sides were tightly contested, and Ryan thinks Sundays’ game at the Gaelic Grounds will be no different.Throw-in is at 3.30 on Sunday in the Gaelic Grounds in Limerick and Tipp Fm will have full live coverage in association with Donal Ryan Motor Group – Nenagh, Thurles & Roscrea and Horse & Jockey Hotel.last_img

Unearthing history at Evergreen Cemetery

first_imgAddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to FacebookFacebookShare to TwitterTwitterShare to MoreAddThisThe Northeast Michigan Genealogical Society narrated a graveyard walk through the Evergreen Cemetery, an activity to learn about those who helped birth Alpena.AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to FacebookFacebookShare to TwitterTwitterShare to MoreAddThisContinue ReadingPrevious Daring women take new roles in mountain bikingNext Over 120 artists break ground at Art on the Baylast_img

LeBron James becomes only player in top 10 of career points and assists

first_imgFurther defining his reputation as a dual threat, LeBron James became the first player in league history to rank in the top 10 in both the NBA’s all-time assists and scoring lists.NBA Career Assist LeadersJohn Stockton15,806Jason Kidd12,091Steve Nash10,335Mark Jackson10,334Magic Johnson10,141Oscar Robertson9,887Isiah Thomas9,061Chris Paul9,006Gary Payton8,966LeBron James8,535Already ranked No. 5 in all-time points coming into Monday’s game against the Memphis Grizzlies, the Los Angeles Lakers star entered into a class of his own by finding Kyle Kuzma for a layup with 6 minutes, 58 seconds remaining in the first quarter to put L.A. up 15-14. It was the 8,525th assist of his career, passing Andre Miller for No. 10 in all-time helpers.James ended the night with 24 points, 12 rebounds and 11 assists — his 79th career triple-double, which breaks a tie with Wilt Chamberlain for fifth-most in NBA history.Next up for James is a pair of Hall of Famers who faced off in the 1996 NBA Finals: Michael Jordan and Gary Payton.Jordan is No. 4 in all-time scoring, with 32,292 points. James ended the night with 32,162 points. Payton is No. 9 on the all-time assists list, with 8,966.last_img read more