Special WrestleMania Edition

Catch this week's episode of SmackDown, the go-home show for WrestleMania 38. Today's card features Andre the Giant Memorial Battle Royal, Ricochet defending the Intercontinental Title, Happy Corbin interviewing a sword and more! (Author: Gardener)

weekWWE SmackDown returns to our lives tonight (April 1, 2022) with a live show from the American Airlines Center in Dallas, Texas, featuring the go-home show for the WrestleMania 38 two-night extravaganza this evening Weekend. Announced for tonight: Finn Balor, Damian Priest and several low-card wrestlers face off in the Andre the Giant Memorial Battle Royal. Also on tonight's episode of SmackDown, Ricochet defends the Intercontinental Title in a Triple Threat match against Humberto and Angel. Finally, Drew McIntyre's sword Angela will be the special guest on Happy Talk, hosted by Happy Corbin. Come right back here at 8:00 p.m. ET when the SmackDown Live Blog kicks off once the show starts on FOX. We get a video package for Andre the Giant. Chaos reigns at the beginning as in any Battle Royale, Akira Tozawa is dismissed early and Damian Priest blasts Reggie from the apron into an elimination right after! Damian also takes out R-Truth, Eliminating Jinder Mahal, but T-BAR skins the cat and saves! He googles Cedric Alexander but Shelton Benjamin saves his teammate and eliminates T-BAR with a knee! Drew Gulak and Madcap Moss fight and Moss eliminates Gulak! Happy Corbin saves his buddy from elimination at Ciampa's hands, Apollo Crews eliminates Cedric! Shelton goes to dump him, he lands safely on the apron and Commander Azeez drops Benjamin out of the ring and onto the floor! Tom takes down Mansoor with a knee, the Viking Raiders drop Apollo, but Azeez and Shanky team up to eliminate Erik and Ivar! Down to Balor, Ziggler, Roode and Moss struggling on the ropes, Madcap eliminates the Dirty Dawgz! Finn stays on, Sling Blade, but Moss sends him packing... After the match, Madcap Moss cuts a promo about how he always loved Andre the Giant and wanted to follow in his footsteps, and he makes a joke about that Texans are stupid. We are given a recap of the events leading up to our Intercontinental Championship match tonight. Ricochet makes his entrance and we go on break. Lotharios doubles Ricochet from the jump and throws in vicious kicks. Ricky rolls, double Frankensteiner, clipped on springboard and Carrillo with an Avalanche Hip Toss! Lotharios hugs us and we take a break. Back from the commercial, Ricochet gets angry, but the cousins ​​grab him and taunt him. Mounted punches, Angel looking angry, attempting cover as Carrillo goes upstairs bickering Los Lotharios. Ricochet shoves them together, Hurricanrana helps, but Garza calls it quits! Humberto tries to pin Angel with a school boy, they argue more, the pace picks up, standing moonsault from Ricky but Garza breaks the pin! Power up on charge, Back Body Drop sends Carrillo down, Enzuigiri to Angel, Champion climbs up but Garza cuts him off! Kicks off the turnbuckles, Humberto slices him off this time and fights for position, Ricochet knocks her down, 630 Splash on Garza, he defections to Carrillo... Ricochet wins by pinfall with Recoil on Humberto Carrillo to claim the WWE Intercontinental Championship keep. Naomi and Sasha Banks step up to send us off to break. Banks is overwhelmed on the apron, eventually she makes the day and Naomi goes to work. Carmella dissects a body scissor, Naomi dropkicks them both and switches back to Sasha! Boss and Glow win via a pinfall with Naomi's split-legged moonsault. We get a little clip of Shayna Baszler sparring with Ronda Rousey to get her ready for WrestleMania and going into the break. Back from the commercial we get footage of Ronda Rousey being interviewed earlier today. She says she's angry, but she won't exhaust herself, and by tomorrow she'll be relaxing, hanging out with her family, feeding her baby, and Charlotte Flair can either knock or rip her arm off and give it to her family as a souvenir. A video pack for their feud follows. Charlotte Flair makes her entrance and sits down at the microphone. She says the video package was epic and she could watch all day and the masterpiece she created is more beautiful than Oscar-winning CODA. Madcap Moss is polishing the Andre trophy backstage when the blade of a sword comes into view. He turns around and sees that it's Happy Corbin holding Drew McIntyre's sword and they laugh at sending us off. Back from the commercial we get a video pack for Reigns/Lesnar. Austin Theory ambushes Pat McAfee and leads him on a fun chase in the back! Theory ducks into Vince McMahon's office and Pat kicks down the door! An enraged Mr. McMahon storms out and asks him if he wants to be fired or have his match called off, and McAfee backs down. The Usos step in to send us to the break. Austin Theory comes down and throws a drink at Pat McAfee. Finn Balor runs in and everything goes to hell... The match ends presumably without a contest. Match underway, Theory gets a nearfall from a suplex on Nakamura! Boogs comes in and flips Austin around for a swinging Karelin lift, cover for two! Balor comes in, nearfall, side headlock, kill, drop down, Finn hits the chin with a front kick but the usos take a cheap shot to cut it off! Finn's heels work a bit and we take a break. Back from the ad, Balor dodges a charge and the way is clear! Jey switches in and puts boots on him, Finn gets a dropkick and the tags are done! Nakamura in hot illuminating theory with kicks and forearms, fends off the Usos, shoves German suplex to floor! Balor back on the apron and looking for the tag, he gets it, Big Elbow, Clothesline sends Austin to the ground, off the ropes... Back inside, Theory cuts him in the turnbuckles, Fireman's carry...Austin Theory & The Usos win by pinfalling Theory's ATL to Finn Balor. After the match, Pat McAfee gets on the apron and confronts Theory, but Michael Cole convinces him to back down. Happy fellas show up to send us off for break.


WWE WrestleMania SmackDown Live Scores, Your Feedback and Spectator Party

Welcome to our Live WWE SmackDown Viewing Party. Tonight's show comes from the American Airlines Center in Dallas, TX. (Author: Gardener)

WWE- The WrestleMania 38 Go-Home Edition of WWE SmackDown on FOX begins live at the American Airlines Center in Dallas, Texas. We head straight to the ring for the Andre the Giant Memorial Battle Royal while Cole directs us to a video package on the legendary WWE Hall of Famer. The RAW and SmackDown Superstars face off, but the music cuts out and out come WWE NXT Champions Dolph Ziggler and Robert Roode. Cole shows us how Ziggler won the NXT title from Bron Breakker and inducted The Steiners into the WWE Hall of Fame tonight. Next comes WWE United States Champion Finn Balor with a big bang. Balor comes into the ring and everyone starts walking. Commander Azeez works on T-BAR. Damian Priest eliminates Reggie while taunting Tozawa. R-Truth taunts them, but is next eliminated by Priest as fans boo him. Drew Gulak works on T-BAR. Erik and Ivar double Jinder Mahal. Shelton Benjamin eliminates T-BAR. Priest is now working on Shelton in the corner. Azeez works to take out Ziggler but he perseveres and Roode parries. Drew Gulak and Madcap Moss get going. Moss eliminates Gulak. Happy Baron Corbin comes down to cheer on Moss. Moss is almost thrown away. Tommaso Ciampa throws Moss to the apron but he sticks with it. Ciampa with chops to moss. Erik and Ivar are working on Priest. Apollo Crews eliminates Cedric. Shelton throws Crews to the apron, but he hangs on. Azeez eliminates Shelton. Crews and Azeez celebrate, but Erik and Ivar attack. Ciampa eliminates Mansoor. Erik and Ivar eliminate Apollo. Azeez eliminates Ivar. Shanky and Azeez eliminate Erik. Moss is working on Balor. Priest works on Roode. Azeez and Shanky both fall to the ground with the help of other Superstars for the Double Elimination. Priest works on Balor, but he perseveres and fights back. Roode is working on Moss. Balor eliminates Priest. It's now up to Ciampa, Ziggler, Balor, Roode and Moss. Ziggler superkicks Ciampa off the apron to eliminate him. Roode with a spinebuster to Moss. Ziggler and Roode try to drop Balor, but Moss comes from behind and knocks them all over. Ziggler and Roode are eliminated at the same time, but Balor perseveres and gets himself back into the game. Moss and Balor try briefly until Moss eliminates him for the win. - After the game, the music plays as Moss stands tall and celebrates with the Andre the Giant Memorial Trophy. Samantha Irvin announces Moss as the winner as we head to replays. Moss takes the ringside mic and says he did it all by himself. Moss tells a bad joke about Texas and the boos get louder. Moss laughs at this as the music resumes. Triple Threat for the WWE Intercontinental Title: Angel vs. We go back in the ring and out comes the WWE Intercontinental Champion Ricochet. Back from the break and out come Los Lotharios - Angel and Humberto. The Los Lotharios kiss cam activates and we see them double kiss a fan at ringside. The bell rings and Ricochet is knocked out. Humberto sits on Ricochet and bites his hand. The doubles team continues as Angel hits a big running knee, then Humberto kicks the champion in the back. He tells them to bring it and goes to work. Ricochet takes them both down with a double hurricanrana. Ricochet goes to the diving board, but Angel stops him and Angel jumps up with him, bringing him to the mat with a big top rope arm drag. Angel and Humberto are now alone in the center of the ring. The cousins ​​hug as the fans boo and we return to the commercial. Back from the break and the double teaming continues. Angel and Humberto set Ricochet down again and play for boos with the crowd, making it easy for the champion. Angel and Humberto are both frustrated when they can't handle Ricochet. Angel wants the wing clipper but Humberto tries to steal the pin. Ricochet exits. Angel and Humberto are now arguing in the middle of the ring. Ricochet with a large double crossbody top view. Ricochet now insults both challengers as the fans cheer him on. Ricochet dropkicks Angel and then drops Humberto for a standing moonsault, but Angel parries just in time. Ricochet knocks Humberto to the ground and drops Angel with an enziguri. Ricochet goes upstairs but Angel grabs his leg to stop him. Ricochet hits Angel from above with a big kick. Ricochet climbs back up but Humberto stops him from the apron. Ricochet blocks a superplex attempt and slams Humberto down on Angel. Ricochet to Angel with a big 630 splash, then he immediately rolls into the recoil on Humberto to retain the pin. - After the game, Ricochet stands upright while the music plays. Ricochet now lifts the strap in the air as the fans cheer him on. Los Lotharios walk up the ramp while Ricochet stares at them. - Coming up, a look at Steve Austin and Kevin Owens. - Back from break and we get a WrestleMania 38 video pack for The KO Show with WWE Hall of Famer Steve Austin and Kevin Owens. WWE Women's Tag Team Champions Carmella and Queen Zelina Vega vs. We go back to the ring and out comes Naomi and Sasha Banks. They enter the ring and pose on the apron as we return to the commercial. Back from the break, Banks and Naomi are in the ring, along with WWE Women's Tag Team Champions Carmella and Queen Zelina Vega, Natalya and Shayna Baszler, and Liv Morgan and Rhea Ripley. Irvin is hyping the Fatal 4 Way for the WWE Women's Tag Team Titles at WrestleMania 38 this weekend. The bell rings and Carmella begins this non-title match with Banks while the others watch. She gets the upper hand on Banks and poses for boos. Banks knees back off the apron, but Vega is legal and she hits Banks with a big knee. Vega tags back and hits a knee in the corner. Carmella with another quick tag and pin attempt. Carmella talks some trash and grounds Banks while Naomi emerges from the apron. Carmella keeps talking trash until Banks dumps her. Vega hits Naomi with a cheap shot to stop a tag. Finally Naomi comes in and gets to work on Vega. Carmella stops another pin attempt. Carmella checks on Vega, but Naomi drops them both, then jumps up for a pop. Banks comes in and they double down the champions in the same corner. Naomi comes in and hits Vega with her split-legged moonsault to win the pin. - After the match, Banks and Naomi stand upright while the music plays. The other teams watch to end the segment. We see footage of Rousey in a ring with Shayna Baszler as we return to the commercial. – We see a video of Kayla Braxton in the Ronda Rousey wrestling ring today. Rousey admits she was furious with SmackDown Women's Champion Charlotte Flair, but she won't let it get her down until tomorrow night when she gets to just relax, hang out with her baby and family. Rousey says her family will have front row seats tomorrow night. Rousey says that Flair can either tap or have her arm ripped off and when that happens she will give Flair's arm to her family as a keepsake. Rousey turns and goes back to sparring with Shayna Baszler. - Cole and McAfee are sending us a video package for the SmackDown Women's Title Match at WrestleMania on Saturday. - We go back on stage and out comes the SmackDown Women's Champion Charlotte Flair. From the stage, Flair says the video package was epic and she could watch it all day. Fans start out with the "What!?" treatment and Flair says she loves them too, then throws in a "Wooo!" at the crowd. Flair says Rousey acts like she's in control, but we all know better. Flair says what's cool is Charlotte Flair, the 13-time champion, the most dominant woman in sports entertainment, every woman wants to be her and every man wants her, that's cool. fans boo. Flair says that anyone who wants her autograph or wants to take a selfie with her can beat Rousey to a pulp and still leave WrestleMania as a champion, that's cool. Flair says if Rousey wants a lesson, stay with her tomorrow and Flair will take her to school and teach her what's cool. Flair says she hit Rousey there too, b---. The music resumes as Flair lifts the track in the air. - Madcap Moss is backstage with the Andre the Giant Memorial Battle Royal trophy. - Here's another look at the WrestleMania 38 Main Event. - We're getting a video package of WWE Champion Brock Lesnar vs. WWE Universal Champion Roman Reigns at WrestleMania. We go back to the ring and out comes Rick Boogs with his guitar. He starts shredding on stage as we see Pat McAfee on top of the commentary booth jamming with Boogs. Austin Theory suddenly sneaks up and takes out McAfee's leg, sending him to the ground. McAfee chases Theory back and we get a replay. Backstage camera cuts to McAfee chasing Theory into WWE Chairman and CEO Vince McMahon's office. McAfee seethes and bangs on the door, then starts to leave but kicks it in. An angry Vince suddenly walks through the door and yells at McAfee, asking him who the hell he thinks he is. Vince threatens to fire McAfee or cancel his WrestleMania match while Theory stands behind Vince. We head back to the ring and Shinsuke Nakamura waits with Boogs as the SmackDown Tag Team Champions head to the ring - Jimmy Uso with Jey Uso. Back to advertising. Back from the break, Cole calms McAfee at ringside. The bell rings and Uso starts with Boogs. Boogs overwhelms early and lures Jimmy as the fans count with him and Nakamura cheers. Uso comes back and sends Boogs shoulder first into the ring post. Uso now knocks out Boogs and goes to work while talking trash. Jey cheers for Jimmy and they raise their fingers in the air to boo. Jimmy having more trash talking and wasting time until Boogs gets off his knees and pushes Jimmy over his head. Boogs holds Uso above his head while he's just getting to his feet, then launches Uso with a big fall away slam. Theory comes running down the ramp as fans boo him. Theory grabs a soda from a ringside fan and then throws it at McAfee. McAfee seethes and wants to chase Theory away, but Cole calms him down. Theory taunts McAfee and backs down the ramp, but WWE United States Champion Finn Balor runs down, dropping him from behind. Balor throws Theory in the ring and they fight along with The Usos, Nakamura and Boogs. McAfee cheers for Balor as the referee rings the bell. Andre The Giant Memorial Battle Royal 2022 winners, full list of eliminations


Jungkook Receives a Positive COVID Test Ahead of BTS' Grammy Performance

Jungkook, one of the guys from the famous group BTS, recently tested positive for COVID-19, becoming the seventh and final member of... (Author: Gardener)

Jungkook ReceivesAfter their recent success and a brief hiatus, the South Korean group are poised to return to the music scene with their performance at the upcoming Grammy Awards. Unfortunately, Jungkook, one of the boys from the famous group, recently tested positive for COVID-19, becoming the seventh and final member of the group to do so. Read on to find out how he's doing now and what his diagnosis means to the group's Grammy performance. Jungkook, 24, was on his way to the US with the rest of the boy band for their Grammy performance scheduled for April 3. Jungkook initially tested negative for COVID via a PCR test in Korea, according to a statement released on Twitter by Big Hit Music, the band's record label. [Weverse Announcement] @BTS_twt Jungkook has tested positive for COVID-19. He is currently in self-quarantine and treatment and his participation in the later schedule in the United States will be determined by local regulations. The statement said: "Upon arrival in Las Vegas, he experienced slight discomfort in his throat and promptly underwent a rapid PCR test and a standard PCT test. While self-quarantine as a proactive measure, both tests came back positive and Jungkook was confirmed with COVID-19 on Monday.” Jungkook, real name Jeon Jung-kook, has been in self-quarantine since receiving his positive diagnosis and is currently showing except mild Sore throat no other symptoms. Big Hit added that Jungkook's participation in BTS' upcoming Grammy performance is unclear and will be dictated by local COVID regulations and his medical condition. We would like to sincerely apologize to our fans for causing you concern despite our efforts to take all necessary measures to protect the health of our artists before and during the program in the United States. Millions of fans have taken to social media to wish the singer a safe recovery and express hope that he will recover in time for the Grammy Awards ceremony and BTS' performance. Jungkook's positive COVID diagnosis makes him the last member of BTS to test positive for the virus. J-Hope, another group member, tested positive the week before Jungkook received his test results. Three other members, RM, Jin and Suga all contracted the virus in December 2021, while Jimin received his positive diagnosis while being admitted to the hospital for emergency appendicitis surgery. The other group member, V, tested positive for the virus in February this year. BTS will end their brief hiatus with a string of performances, starting with their Grammy performance. Following her Grammy performance, BTS has announced her four-day Las Vegas residency titled BTS Permission to Dance on Stage-Las Vegas. The event will take place across all four concert days and a live stream option will be available on the final night for fans worldwide. This concert series was their last performance, after which the group took an extended break to allow members to spend time with their families.


Detroit Pistons vs. Washington Wizards betting odds & tips on Friday night

The Detroit Pistons host the New York Knicks on Friday night and we've got the odds and best bets on the action. (Author: Gardener)

Detroit PistonsPickswise provides exclusive sports betting content to including tips, analysis, tools, games and sports betting offers to help bettors get in on the action. Reaching the 20-win mark seemed a little unlikely as the Detroit Pistons started the NBA season losing 24 of their first 28 games. However, they achieved that milestone by defeating the Hawks on Wednesday, earning their biggest win of the season with a 122-101 record and improving to 20-53. They have their sixth chance of the season to win back-to-back games on Friday night when the 30-42 Washington Wizards visit Little Caesars Arena. It's unusual for the Pistons to be the stronger team in a game this season, but that's the case in their home game against the Washington Wizards, who lost their eighth straight away game in a 114-102 loss to Milwaukee last night . They've lost 8 of their last 9 overall, with the only win in that run coming when they recovered from 16 points down at home to beat the Lakers. This game will be the second leg of a back-to-back and to make matters worse for the Wizards, they won't have Kyle Kuzma, who has been their best player since star Bradley Beal lost for the season. They've only covered the span twice in the last 9 games and Detroit are the recommended team to cover a modest number at home. New players can click here to sign up using this DraftKings Sportsbook promo code and claim this $1000 deposit bonus. They've won 6 of the teams' last 7 meetings, including all 3 this season, but they've rewarded bettors who have assisted them in distribution just once in their last 7 trips to Little Caesars Arena. Detroit's 21-point home win over Atlanta should have given the team a major confidence boost in their attempt to beat the Wizards tonight. The Pistons have covered the spread in 9 of their last 11 games and won 4 of their last 6 against Southeast Division teams. The Wizards are struggling a lot and are really struggling on the road, while the Pistons have gone 20-15-1 against the distribution at home this season. The Washington Wizards have only 97 and 102 points in their last two games without Kyle Kuzma, and one of those was against the struggling Houston Rockets. However, their games against the Pistons have been higher this season and exceeding the game total of 219.5 points is the recommended play for Friday's game. The Wizards have averaged 112.6 points per game in their 3 games against Detroit this season, so it makes sense to expect them to match their season average of 104.9 away. Click here and use the Caesars Sportsbook promo code to sign up for a new Caesars Sportsbook account and get up to $1,000 risk free bet. The Pistons have improved their scoring over the past few games, averaging at least 113 points in each of their last 4 games, 122 of which were against the Hawks in the last. The game has come to an end in 9 of Washington's last 12 games and in 2 of the teams' 3 meetings this season.


Kearney radio station now branded as "The Vibe".

The radio election in Kearney is slightly different as of Friday. (Author: Gardener)

KearneyA Kearney radio station changed its name from Power 99 to 98.9 The Vibe. Flood Communications launched a new brand for KKPR-FM on Friday, now known as "98.9 The Vibe." The station on this frequency was formerly known as "Power 99". In a press release, Flood Communications said the station will offer "The Tri-Cities Greatest Hits" and will focus its music library on hits from the '60s, '70s and '80s. "We are extremely excited to launch our newest channel, 98.9 The Vibe, in the Tri-Cities," said Andy Ruback, CEO of Flood Communications. "This rebrand is the culmination of months of work and will entertain listeners with a fresh music slate and dedicated local talent." Beginning Monday, the station will also be offering a new morning show, "Murphy in the Morning with Tim." Jason Murphy returns to Kearney after occupying the city's highest-rated morning show for nearly a decade. He is joined by Kearney lifelong Timmari Byrn, who is making her radio debut. "Murphy in the Morning with Tim" airs live weekdays from 6 a.m. to 10 a.m. The station will also show sports programs hosted by Doug Duda, the region's veteran sports announcer. "Having a truly local team with the talents of Murphy, Tim, Doug and Michael will create an exciting VIBE for the region," said General Manager Jessie Johnson. The rebranding is part of Flood Communications' investment in the Tri-Cities after acquiring Platte River Radio in November.


Giannis Antetokounmpo is now the all-time leading scorer in Bucks history; Where does it rank in other categories?

How close is Giannis Antetokounmpo to becoming the Bucks' all-time leader in all five major stat categories? Check where he falls. (Author: Gardener)

Giannis AntetokounmpoGiannis Antetokounmpo has secured his place as one of the greatest players in NBA history. And now he has a mark that establishes him as the all-time greatest in Milwaukee Bucks history. With 44 points on March 31 against Brooklyn, Giannis Kareem surpassed Abdul-Jabbar for most points in Bucks history. Abdul-Jabbar only played six seasons in Milwaukee but left an indelible mark with three MVP awards and a championship. Of course, Abdul-Jabbar asked Milwaukee for a trade to pursue what he felt was best personally (a sore lingers in Milwaukee sports fandom). Giannis decided to stay, signed the Supermax expansion and promptly won the franchise's first title since Abdul-Jabbar's reign. Here's Giannis on the Bucks' all-time leaderboard: Milwaukee Bucks' Giannis Antetokounmpo dunks the ball in the first half of an NBA basketball game against the Philadelphia 76ers on Tuesday, March 29, 2022 in Philadelphia. Antetokounmpo made his mark in spectacular fashion, delivering back-to-back 40-point performances in clutch road wins. His 44-point performance against Brooklyn sealed it with a 3-point tie on March 31 that tied the game in the dying seconds (allowing the Bucks to win in overtime). Kareem Abdul-Jabbar didn't have the 3-pointer available, but it's not like Giannis usually shoots over the bow. That put Giannis at 30.1 points per game for the year with six games remaining in the season. It's the second stat category Antetokounmpo has secured in franchise history. The all-time leading scorer in Bucks history for nearly 50 years is also the all-time leading scorer in NBA history (38,387 points). Antetokounmpo has already had more years in the NBA than Abdul-Jabbar's six seasons in Milwaukee, but Abdul-Jabbar arrived at 22 as a fully realized talent, poised to take over the league immediately. He never averaged less than 27 points with the Bucks and picked up 30 points a game in four seasons. Right now, he has one other advantage over Antetokounmpo — three MVP awards during his tenure at Bucks from 1969-1975. He won those awards in 1971, 1972, and 1974, though Antetokounmpo now has what he really wants (and Abdul-Jabbar already had it)...Middleton rubs shoulders with the franchise's all-time greats, surpassing the 10,000-point mark Club earlier this season. On March 29 against Philadelphia, he passed Hall of Fame finalist Marques Johnson to move up to seventh all-time in the Bucks' standings. Bill Walton and Kareem Abdul-Jabbar compete for position in a game in 1975. As with points, there's no one who can match Abdul-Jabbar in the rebound department. He's never gone under 14 per game in Milwaukee, and Antetokounmpo has only averaged double-digits in the last three seasons. Antetokounmpo has been second for a while now, although obviously he still has work to do. His rebounds fell from 13.6 in 2019-20 to 11.0 last year (and back to 11.7 this season). With 5 more games, he would end the year at 6,164. It would be an extreme reach for him to overtake Abdul-Jabbar with a full season next year. Paul Pressey, at 6-foot-5, was considered the first point forward in the NBA. When you think about the "original point forward," you might picture Marques Johnson or Paul Pressey. But either way, the Bucks were involved in cultivating that concept, and the lineage continued with what Antetokounmpo has demonstrated at times throughout his career. Pressey played at Milwaukee from 1982 through 1990, averaging 5.6 assists per game and had five straight seasons in which he averaged 6.6 or more. RELATED: A look at some of the top Bucks value picks (17 or fewer) in the NBA draft Antetokounmpo went from No. 5 to No. 3 this season on this 5.9 assists-per-game list last season, the best fit his career. He has an average of 5.8 in 2021/22 and that would be another 29 over the next 5 games giving him 3,027 for the season. It's pretty clear he'll still be a few hundred behind Pressey but will be able to reach that mark next season. Middleton passed Buckner on March 19 so he will finish the year in the top five in that division and pass Brian Winters in early 2022-23. Quinn Buckner, who faced Kansas City in 1979, is the all-time leader of the Bucks steals. If you took Kareem Abdul-Jabbar's steal totals from his last two years in Milwaukee and extrapolated them to six, he wouldn't be in the top 10, but Bob Dandridge would have 699 under the same formula and would be in the top 10 for sure. Buckner , the man officially at the helm, played six seasons at Milwaukee from 1976 to 1982 (before Paul Pressey comes into play). The 1976 draft No. 7 was selected to the All-Defensive team four times and averaged 2.3 swipes a year during his Bucks career. The point guard, perhaps a little underrated in Bucks history, also had 5.2 assists a year, but the Bucks traded him to Boston's Dave Cowens from the Bucks in the 1982 playoffs in 1982. He will be the year after that Finishing almost 300 behind Buckner's mark year (and nearly three 70-game-a-year seasons are still needed to top). The other problem is Middleton, who is accumulating steals at a pace just behind Antetokounmpo, and who is only just ahead. It's obvious that Antetokounmpo will be in Milwaukee longer than Middleton, but they will be side by side for the foreseeable future. Giannis moved past Brian Winters that same night for No. 6 on the list in which he became Milwaukee's all-time block leader, and Middleton thereafter moved past Robertson to fourth. Milwaukee's Alton Lister was at the top of the Bucks' blocked shots list until Giannis Antetokounmpo jumped in front of him, although blocks weren't an official statistic for most of Kareem Abdul-Jabbar's time on the team. Kareem Abdul-Jabbar is still seventh on the list despite only counting two Bucks seasons. If we extrapolate the number of blocks Abdul-Jabbar amassed in his first six seasons when the stats were actually counted (1973-79) to his career with the Bucks, his 1,595 total would be the all-time leader in the franchise Story. Lopez has traditionally been a three-figure blocker most seasons, so it made sense that he would at least get past Abdul-Jabbar this season. He finally picked up a few punches against Minnesota on March 19. Triple-doubles: 29 (the first in franchise history). Abdul-Jabbar is second at eight, but remember that blocks and assists have not been counted in four of his six seasons in Milwaukee, so Antetokounmpo may actually have had competition in other circumstances. Defensive rebounds: 4,995 (first in franchise history). It's not close, although Khris Middleton (2.703) is now up to second while Andrew Bogut is third with 2.662. Free throws: 3,473 (second in franchise history). Sidney Moncrief's 3,505 is the gold standard, but Antetokounmpo could still sneak that out this season. It's probably no surprise that Antetokounmpo now ranks first in free-throw attempts with 4,837 to overtake Moncrief's 4,214 for the top spot. This article originally appeared in the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel: Giannis Antetokounmpo is now the all-time leading scorer in Bucks history; Where does it rank in other categories?


Daily horoscope for Friday April 1st

Moon Alert There are no restrictions on shopping or making important decisions today. The moon is in Aries. Aries (March 21 - April 19) Because this is such a powerful day for you, you will easily take the initiative when working with others. In return, people will be willing to work with you. However, if necessary, you are prepared to vigorously defend your best interests. (Author: Gardener)

Friday April 1stYou are using an older browser version. Please use a supported version for the best MSN experience. Today there are no restrictions when shopping or making important decisions. Because this is such a powerful day for you, you will easily take the initiative when working with others. In return, people will be willing to work with you. However, if necessary, you are prepared to vigorously defend your best interests. Maybe someone older has good advice for you. Research will go well today because you have the energy to dig deep and discover what you are looking for. You want to explore new terrain and different paths, possibly related to history or old material. Someone with more experience could help you. Friends or groups and organizations will help you today. You might follow your lead because you are willing to be bold and proactive in taking the initiative. People will appreciate that you are direct and candid when you speak to them today. You are likely to take a leadership role in dealing with others today. They will also respond well to authority figures - parents, bosses, teachers and the police. That's because others see you as someone who knows what you're doing and also has the energy to do it. This is a fabulous day to study and study. Maybe you are starting a new work or a new manuscript? You are full of ideas and possibly also travel plans. You will do your research. Gallery: 13 Secrets of Keeping Houses Clean (Reader's Digest Canada) Today you'll defend your best interests in discussions about common property, inheritance, and insurance disputes. Not only that, you will be clear, decisive and persuasive. Someone older or more experienced may be able to help or guide you. A discussion with a partner or close friend today will be lively because you all have strong opinions. You could talk about social events, sports, or anything related to raising or caring for children. In any case, do your homework to make sure you don't miss anything. This is a productive day for you at work or in your job or in any task you set yourself because you are energetic, focused and willing to put in some serious effort. You could make long-term plans. You will be extra thrifty and careful today. This is a wonderful day to enjoy social outings, theatre, entertainment, sporting events and fun activities with children. They are energetic yet serious in a discriminating way. A parent or older relative could help you today with physical support or advice. Whatever you do, especially at home or with family, you will do it carefully and thoroughly. Nevertheless, you have the courage to break new ground. This is a strong day for you to speak to others, especially to educate or inform people. You will be logical and careful with your words; and yet you will also be inspirational and enthusiastic, which is why others will listen to you today. This is a great day for business and commerce because you bring solid, practical money-making ideas combined with courage and initiative. Because of this, you might explore new ways of doing things to increase your wealth. You quickly make a decision that you immediately accept. ideas? NP View: The Liberal Plan to Smother the Energy Industry de Souza: The Importance of Pope Francis' Apology to Indigenous People


Foolish Friday – Is America Working?

Non-Farm Payrolls are published at 8:30 am. It's expected to add 500,000 new jobs in March and remember, that's particularly impressive given that our population hasn't grown at all since 2020 and we typically need 150,000 a month to employ just 2 million new Americans a year . (Author: Gardener)

Foolish FridayIt's expected to add 500,000 new jobs in March and remember, that's particularly impressive given that our population hasn't grown at all since 2020 and we typically need 150,000 a month to employ just 2 million new Americans a year . So 500,000 new jobs with no population growth means LOTS of people will be paid, and with minimum wages also rising (we'll get wage reports too) it means US consumers have a lot more money to spend. Personal income was up 0.5% in February but unfortunately PCE inflation was up 0.6% - so wages aren't keeping up with inflation and that's scary which is why personal spending was up just 0.2% have risen - as consumers start to cut back and reject these higher prices. Such a retreat is a recession, and recessions make people sad, and prolonged sadness about their economic situation can lead to DEPRESSION, which is where that term came from - it's an attitude that's just like a financial crisis - people just don't want to spend more . But we're still a long way from that, because there are a lot of jobs out there and people whose wages in their current job aren't keeping up with inflation have had it pretty easy to quit that job and get a better one - hence the "big one". resignation”, in the middle of which we find ourselves. Believe me, it's way better than a Great Depression - so have fun finding better paying jobs folks! As you can see from the chart income is not keeping pace with spending so eventually spending will have to be cut and consider these spending levels have been stimulated by stimulus for the last two years but it's been a full year since Biden gave us $1.9 trillion in the American Rescue Plan, which was $1,400 per person, so about 5% of the average family wage last year, but it was also 10% of our TOTAL GDP as a stimulus - in one year GDP growth was 5.7% – 4.3% without stimulus. Unfortunately, however, inflation has reared its ugly head and real hourly earnings have shrunk at an alarming rate for all workers. Over the past year, real average hourly earnings (adjusted for inflation) for Americans fell from $11.41/hr. to $11.11/hr, and that affects ALL 165 million workers, so 165 million x 35 hour average work week x 52 weeks x 0.30 less wages is $90 billion LESS Real Dollars made by the existing workforce will halve $210 billion worth of new wages – SHRINK! 8:30am update: 431,000 jobs were added in March, that's a 14% loss, but not that bad, but less is less, but it's not less enough to take the Fed off the table as the worst kind of Inflation is wage inflation because it is not. That doesn't help our Corporate Masters at all, does it? So the Fed will fight wage inflation with everything it's got, and adding 431,000 jobs to a stagnant population means a lot of wage pressures - ultimately. Remember, our corporate masters don't care that real wages don't keep up with inflation - to them, more is more and it affects their bottom line, and earnings shrinkage is the worst kind of shrinkage there is! Home sales are down 3 straight months and now car sales are down 16% yoy - both jobs pay a lot of commissions and now a lot less than they used to. And it's no wonder home sales are slowing dramatically, as the average 30-year mortgage has risen to 4.67% from 3% last year and the Fed has only just begun to hike rates. We've discussed this in our webinars and it's happening faster than we thought and it doesn't bode well for home sales in the future as people aren't buying a house they are buying a mortgage and a 50% rate hike in a year with another 50%, promised by the Fed for 2022 is a lot to swallow in an unstimulated economy. People are excited about these housing markets, but what is happening in the housing market is very similar to what is happening in the market as LESS people are buying houses and paying more for them. Not the top 1% - they move when they feel like it and don't even shy away from the prices, so fewer people in the bottom 99% who buy their cheap homes are disappearing from the market and THAT'S what's going on average selling price increases of houses that are still transacting. Let's say $220,000 in 2010 so $440,000 would be up 100% and we're in the process of WITH interest rates going up so I think it's pretty INEVITABLE that over the next 18 months we're going to have a correction in the housing market of about 20 % will experience. Unfortunately for homebuyers, this price correction will be canceled out by rising interest rates, and homes will no longer be affordable.


it's your good news of Friday

It's your good news for Friday! In recent years I have had (Author: Gardener)

FridayOver the last few years I've had what looked like a "dream job" on paper, but in reality was becoming increasingly unsustainable and crazier. Drama Short: Major structural changes that I couldn't control, but which had serious negative effects on my ability to do my job; a boss who, despite being a lovable person, never missed an opportunity to make a decision; and a growing realization that I had done everything I could on my own and that staying there would only have worsening consequences for my mental health and family life. I've been cautiously searching since late 2019 and then when things got even worse in spring 2021 I intensified my search and tried to be selective about where I applied to a) not end up in this situation again and b) not breaking down bridges if I could avoid it. I was a finalist or semi-finalist in most of the jobs I applied for, but never received a specific offer. Thanks to all the advice here, I've been able to negotiate my salary at the top of their range (instead of the middle) and a few other things in a very dramatic, stress-free manner. I've been working in a new organization for about a month, in a completely different sub-field of my specialty, and I'm so happy! My team is collaborative and supportive while also appreciating my special skills and background. My boss and grand boss are both very excited to have me on board and want to make sure I have everything I need to be successful. And (I still can't believe this) my boss insisted that in my first month on the job, all she expected from me was to talk to a lot of different people and learn as much as I could about how my organization works in the world. Your good news on Friday was one of the things that gave me hope through my long drudgery of feeling stuck in a job that was bad for me - thank you for all you do!" 2. "Me I've been reading for a long time and wanted to write to you to say thank you. I recently decided that I want to take a big step professionally and change industries completely. Making a big change - a whole new industry and a new job focus rolled into one - I really relied on your advice on cover letters and interviews. Since my resume alone would not stand out in a sea of ​​resumes with more direct accurate experience, I made sure my cover letter has its own voice and explained why I thought my tangentially related experience would carry over and actually make me strong would be contenders with a unique background. Instead of downplaying my differences, I highlighted them and it worked! I started getting interviews and I decided to go to everyone to practice and see what I could learn, bearing in mind what you say about interviews being a two-way street. I learned to decline follow-up interviews when the hours, pay, or work structure weren't what I wanted, and treat it all as a learning experience and good interview practice so I can be more confident when the right thing comes up...which it did! I'm starting a new position in about 2 weeks and the hiring team said my unique experience and clear cover letter kept them coming back to me. I wasn't nervous at all during the interview because I had practiced and approached it as a conversation, not an interrogation. 3. "I last changed jobs at the beginning of the pandemic because I thought it would not only be a way out of an increasingly dire situation, but really something that seemed interesting and could be some kind of long-term business. That turned out to be wrong - it was a start-up plagued by low pay (both for the field and the role), poor management, lack of processes, whatever. When my boss approached me in January to put more on my plate when I already felt like I was drowning, I realized something had to change. The final interview was a lot more complicated than I'm used to, but instead of feeling intimidated I felt confident and ready to show what I could bring to the table. But beyond that, I will do work that interests me, in an industry that excites me, with people working on incredible things. I've been reading Ask a Manager for years, but it never ceases to amaze me how accurate your advice (and that of the commenter) is, from questioning to termination to day-to-day (or not-so-day-to-day) handling! ) situations at work. 4. "I worked in academia for almost 5 years and was unhappy most of the time but due to many contract roles and short term experience roles I felt I needed to stay somewhere long term to strengthen my CV but I always felt undervalued me, was criminally underpaid for my job and was really struggling. Just prior to the pandemic I had made the decision to start looking for a new job but then Covid-19 hit and it made more sense to have job stability and a solid income versus my mental health so I stopped my search and struggled for 2 more years. Working for science in a hospital was hell for those 2 years and with a huge increase in workload and hardly getting a “thank you” for anything even if I went beyond, my soul just drained; rude colleagues not managing their time which then affected mine, throwing me under the bus and making me drop everything to get them out of a tight spot because I was the only one who could do the job , and some people with 'strong personalities' that I've clashed with were actually in occupational therapy. I was called in for an interview on a Friday afternoon, was offered the job on Saturday at lunchtime, and handed in my resignation first thing Monday morning. My notice period was messy, my boss dumped as much work on me as possible and was basically denial until the last 5 minutes before I was supposed to finish, but I left as many notes as I could and was done. I started my new role a month ago and couldn't be happier. I am in a job that is so fulfilling because it combines my hobby with my work experience. I work on a small but incredible team who treat me with respect and gratitude, they are so welcoming and friendly and have gone out of their way to teach me and update me in the role and I am leaving Work every day with a smile and a good look to the next day. I've waited for this role for so long in my career and after years of playing roles that were never really what I wanted to do, I'm over the moon to finally get what I wanted for so long. I used to read the Good News Friday posts with envy and always thought, 'why can't it be me?' but now it's finally here.”


A reunion for 40 years

A local woman reunites with the son she put up for adoption more than four decades ago (Author: Gardener)

40 yearsTOLEDO, Ohio (WTVG) - It was a dream that took more than 40 years to achieve. A dream that a local woman never thought could come true. Kranz Toledo Express Airport to find Myra Stevenson's family outside a window, eyes fixed on the tarmac. This will only be the second time I've held him," Stevenson said through tears. She is talking about Ben, the son she put up for adoption 41 years ago. Stevenson was in his early twenties. She had been sent to a home for unmarried mothers near her sister's family in Colorado. It is a time that is still burned into her heart. "I remember holding him in my arms. I remember when they came and took him out of my arms and told me this was the end and I should sign the last papers," she says softly. Then, about seven years ago, Myra's oldest son went to work and tracked Ben down online. Myra threw away the adoption papers years ago, believing she would never find him again. But she thought about Ben every single day. "A puzzle is missing a piece," explains Myra. “The puzzle has to fit. But now I can say it fits.” But after talking to them a little, I found out that these are my people. I was excited because I was looking for them just like they were looking for me," Ben said. After years of talking on the phone every day, Ben ended up in Toledo to meet and hug his family for the first time. Stevenson had been waiting to ask his forgiveness. "I didn't grow up without problems," Ben said, holding his mother. “I had everything I needed and wanted. Now a chapter is closing and this family is growing closer together. If you have an idea to submit for Feel Good Friday with Sashem Brey, click here. Please include the title when you click here to report it.