JOHN Collins thinks that it is vital for Scotland that Chelsea midfielder Billy Gilmour gets more regular game time at club level during the upcoming campaign – so he can become a regular feature in the international set-up for years to come. The 20-year-old playmaker was handed his full debut by Steve Clarke in the goalless draw at Wembley on Friday night and was named man of the match before returning a positive test for Covid on Monday morning.
Clint Capela scored the go-ahead hoop with 29.8 seconds remaining, and Trae Young capped a 48-point performance with four subsequent free throws, allowing the Atlanta Hawks to stun the host Milwaukee Bucks 116-113 in the opener of the Eastern Conference finals Wednesday night. The third-seeded and heavily favored Bucks went the final 2:08 without a field goal, missing their last five shots, including 3-point attempts by Pat Connaughton and Khris Middleton, to allow Atlanta to rally from a four-point deficit and tip off its third straight playoff series with a win.
Green Bay Packers offensive lineman David Bakhtiari is back to chugging beers at Milwaukee Bucks playoff games
He's baaaack! ! Green Bay Packers all-pro offensive lineman David Bakhtiari, whose most known for keeping Aaron Rodgers upright, is becoming known for something else: beer chugger at Milwaukee Bucks playoff games. Bakhtiari returned to Fiserv Forum Wednesday night and was at it again.
Trae Young’s bag of tricks now includes off-the-backboard alley-oops. Trae Young often blurs the line between a pass and a shot. The emerging Atlanta Hawks superstar can often be seen driving to the basket after a screen from center Clint Capela and either shooting a floater or throwing a lob for a dunk.
The Atlanta Hawks are set to battle the Milwaukee Bucks for Game 1 on Wednesday night, with an opportunity to steal Game 1 on the road for the third consecutive series. Projected starting lineups Hawks Trae Young Bogdan Bogdanovic Kevin Huerter John Collins Clint Capela 76ers Jrue Holiday Khris Middleton
Craigneuk Amateurs are aiming to turn the park, known locally as The Humph, into a community hub to be used for other sides and youth teams. A Craigneuk team have reached their goal after striking a deal with North Lanarkshire Council on a long term lease on a park with the aim of providing a sustainable football pitch for players.
The post-season is where reputations are built, defined, crushed and over analyzed. It’s also—in a higher stakes environment that helps rationalize the existence of a multibillion dollar basketball league—where the real money is made. For every soon-to-be-free agent sometimes all it takes is one great playoff game for strengths to define who a player is, as any and all debilitating flaws get overlooked at the negotiating table.
John Collins reckons Callum McGregor was ‘sleeping’ at Croatia’s opening goal as he praises Luka Modric masterclass
JOHN COLLINS reckons dozy Callum McGregor was sleeping at Croatia’s opening goal on a sorry night for Scotland. And the former Dark Blues ace also praised a masterclass from Luka Modric who helped fire his country through to the last 16 of Euro 2020 at Scotland’s expense.
ATLANTA (AP) — John Collins’ value to the Atlanta Hawks’ championship hopes — and in free agency — can’t be fully measured by his points and rebounds. To better appreciate the power forward’s vital role, try to imagine the Hawks’ matchup against Giannis Antetokounmpo and the Milwaukee Bucks in the Eastern Conference finals without Collins’ size and athleticism.
With Philly trailing 88–86, Simmons backed down Danilo Gallinari and spun around him, putting him in the shadow of the rim with only Trae Young in front of him. Simmons could have gone up strong for a dunk that would have tied the game (there’s no way Young could have stopped him) but instead he passed the ball to Matisse Thybulle, who got sandwiched between Gallinari and John Collins.
Trae Young ripped off his jersey and bounded up the steps to toss his dad the souvenir from the first Game 7 road victory in Hawks history. Young’s going to need a new uniform. He shook off a cold shooting night and improbably helped Atlanta become road warriors one more time, and now the Hawks are taking their stunning turnaround to the Eastern Conference finals.
Croatia v Scotland Tuesday 22nd June 2021 Kicks off at 20:00 (BST) at Hampden Park in Glasgow, Scotland. Capacity at 25%, approximately 12,000. Coverage begins at 19:00 (BST) on ITV 4, presented by Seema Jaswal, analysis from Graeme Souness, John Collins and Scott Brown.
Philadelphia 76ers center Joel Embiid was fined $35,000 for "escalating the on-court altercation" between himself and Atlanta Hawks forward John Collins in Game 6 of their Eastern Conference semifinal series on Friday night, the NBA announced Sunday. Also, Hawks reserve center Bruno Fernando was suspended without pay for Sunday's Game 7 in Philadelphia for leaving the bench area during the altercation.
Atlanta Hawks big man only scored five points in the first three quarters of Game 6 against the Philadelphia 76ers. But if NBA players got bonus points for how impressive their baskets looked, John Collins would be the leading scorer tonight. With just under five minutes left in the third quarter, Collins rose up for an alley-oop, throwing down a vicious dunk over 76ers All-Star Joel Embiid while somehow simultaneously putting Embiid in a headlock.
Billy Gilmour turned in another outstanding appearance for Scotland in just his third international game. The 20-year-old started his first Scotland international at Wembley, against England, in a major tournament – becoming the youngest player ever to feature for the national side on the grand stage. And he is deserving of such an accolade believes John Collins as the Chelsea midfielder showed all the attributes of being ‘ a top player’ said the former Celtic midfielder who himself starred for Scotland on the largest stage of all – scoring against World Champions Brazil on the opening day of the 1998 World Cup in France.
Former Celtic and Scotland midfielder John Collins believes that Scotland need to adopt a similar attitude his Euro ’96 team and be fearless against England at Wembley tonight. Collins told William Hill: “The message I would give the players is ‘go and believe in yourself’.
JOHN COLLINS believes that Kieran Tierney is ‘imperative’ to how Scotland want to play. The defender is set to feature against England at Wembley tonight, having missed his side’s Euro 2020 opener against the Czech Republic on Monday. Collins, 53, knows Tierney better than most, having been assistant manager to Ronny Deila when he was handed his Celtic debut in 2015.
The Atlanta Hawks, somehow, simply have to win one game on their home floor to return to the Eastern Conference Finals for the first time since 2015. After massive comebacks in both Game 5 and Game 6, the Hawks have the Philadelphia 76ers on the ropes, holding a 3-2 lead as the series returns to Atlanta.
Only, Embiid and his Sixers disappeared again down the stretch of Game 5. Philadelphia led by 25 points at the 3:19 mark of the third quarter, and Atlanta closed Game 5 out on a 51-23 run — including a 14-0 sprint to the finish — to secure a 109-106 win, break a 2-2 series tie and head home with a chance to advance to the conference finals on Friday.
Apparently, the heavy wrap on Trae Young's shooting shoulder worked. Following an 0-for-5 start from the field, the Atlanta Hawks point guard had his right shoulder wrapped by trainers at the end of the first quarter. Backcourt mate Bogdan Bogdanovic limped to the sideline soon after.