Wednesday, 16 Jun 2021

Avalanche vs. Golden Knights live blog: Real-time updates from Game 4 of the second round of the Stanley Cup Playoffs – The Denver Post

Once again, Indianapolis Colts retool their offense to fit a new QB; this time, it’s Carson Wentz

The Colts' offense is designed to be adaptable.

Coach Frank Reich drew flexibility into the architecture of his scheme, a system drafted to transform to fit its personnel and attack defenses in a multitude of ways.

The versatility has been critical to Reich’s time in Indianapolis. Four offseasons into his tenure as Colts head coach, Reich is working with his fourth starting quarterback, tweaking and tailoring the scheme once again, this time to fit the skills of Carson Wentz.

“Their track record kind of speaks for itself, to really cater to what each guy does well,” Wentz said.

Every transition has had its own challenges.

From a schematic standpoint, the shift from Andrew Luck to Jacoby Brissett wasn’t too drastic — the two quarterbacks did some of the same things — but the shift had to happen on the fly as the Colts bore down on the regular season.

Yellen says higher interest rates would be 'plus' for US

Treasury Secretary Yellen speaks at Financial Literacy and Education Commission meeting

Treasury Secretary Janet Yellen delivers opening remarks and chairs the Financial Literacy and Education Commission virtual public meeting.

Treasury Secretary Janet Yellen said that President Joe Biden's $4 trillion spending plan would be good for the U.S., even if it contributes to rising inflation and results in higher interest rates, Bloomberg News reported.

"If we ended up with a slightly higher interest rate environment it would actually be a plus for society's point of view and the Fed's point of view," Yellen said in an interview with the outlet on Sunday. 

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"We've been fighting inflation that's too low and interest rates that are too low now for a decade," the report quoted Yellen as saying.

"We want them to go back to" a normal interest rate environment, "and if this helps a little bit to alleviate things then that's not a bad thing- that's a good thing," Yellen added.

VP Harris' plane forced to return due to `technical issue'

JOINT BASE ANDREWS, Md. — A technical issue that involved “no major safety concerns” forced Vice President Kamala Harris’ plane to return to Joint Base Andrews in Maryland about 30 minutes after she had left Sunday on a trip to Guatemala and Mexico. The plane landed safely and she gave a thumbs-up when she got off.

“I’m good, I’m good. We all said a little prayer, but we’re good,” she said.

The vice president departed in another plane about an hour and a half later.

Her spokesperson, Symone Sanders, told reporters traveling with Harris that it was technical issue with the original plane and there were “no major safety concerns.”

Jason Kidd says he won’t be candidate for Portland Trail Blazers’ coaching vacancy despite Damian Lillard endorsement

Los Angeles Lakers assistant coach Jason Kidd says he is not going to put himself in consideration for the Portland Trail Blazers head-coaching vacancy.

"Portland's a first-class organization and will have great candidates for its head coaching job, but I've decided not to be one of them," Kidd told ESPN.com. "Whoever they choose will have big shoes to fill from Terry [Stotts]."

On Friday, Trail Blazers star Damian Lillard expressed his desire to have Kidd as the team's next coach, telling Yahoo Sports that "Jason Kidd is the guy I want. "

According to the report, Kidd was uncomfortable with going after the job after Lillard's endorsement.

Los Angeles Clippers beat Dallas Mavericks in Game 7, move on to second-round series vs. Utah Jazz

LOS ANGELES – The Los Angeles Clippers secured a 126-111 win in a decisive Game 7 over the Dallas Mavericks on Sunday at Staples Center, which avoided at least for now a short postseason run for a second consecutive season with Kawhi Leonard and Paul George.

The Clippers will face the top-seeded Utah Jazz in the Western Conference semifinals beginning on Tuesday less than a year after they squandered a 3-1 second-round series lead to the Denver Nuggets.

The home team won a game for the first time in the series.

Key takeaways from the game.

Clippers had no answer to stop Luka Doncic, but they knew how to make up for it.

Once again, Doncic showed his brilliance with dramatic shots, a strong pain threshold and ability to carry his team on almost every possession. Though Doncic finished with 46 points while shooting on 17-of-30 from the field and 5-of-11 from 3-point range, the Clippers counteracted that with depth. Along with Kawhi Leonard (28 points) and Paul George (22), the Clippers received contributions from Marcus Morris Sr. (23),  Reggie Jackson (15), Terance Mann (13), Nicolas Batum (11) and Luke Kennard (11).

Avalanche vs. Golden Knights live blog: Real-time updates from Game 4 of the second round of the Stanley Cup Playoffs – The Denver Post

Live updates, tweets, photos, analysis and more from the Avalanche playoff game against the Vegas Golden Knights at T-Mobile Arena in Las Vegas on June 6, 2021.

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