Giannis Antetokounmpo fuels Bucks late rally to charge past Pacers

first_imgSports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Joel Embiid fined for verbal attack on referees Japeth Aguilar wins 1st PBA Finals MVP award for Ginebra Tom Brady most dominant player in AFC championship history Every moment the Bucks needed a big play, Antetokounmpo made it.His driving layup out of a timeout with 9:17 to go ended Indiana’s 7-0 run. His dunk with 5:06 remaining gave Milwaukee a 93-92 lead. His 10-foot turnaround jumper at the 3:51 mark tied it at 95, and his nifty pass to a wide open Ersan Ilyasova for a tiebreaking layup with 2:36 left gave Milwaukee the lead for good.It was that kind of night.Antetokounmpo closed out the first half with a flourish — his 13th game with at least 25 points, 15 rebounds and five assists to break a tie with Shaquille O’Neal for the most in a single-season since 1976-77.Malcolm Brogdon scored 17 points and Khris Middleton added 15.ADVERTISEMENT Milwaukee Bucks forward Giannis Antetokounmpo (34) celebrates after an assist on a shot by center Brook Lopez (11) during the first half of an NBA basketball game against the Indiana Pacers in Indianapolis, Wednesday, Feb. 13, 2019. (AP Photo/Michael Conroy)INDIANAPOLIS — Giannis Antetokounmpo delivered the finishing touch Wednesday.The Milwaukee Bucks needed everything he could muster.ADVERTISEMENT Antetokounmpo rallied the Bucks from a 10-point fourth-quarter deficit, recorded his fifth triple-double of the season and led Milwaukee past Indiana 106-97. He finished with 33 points, 19 rebounds and 11 assists to keep the Bucks atop the Eastern Conference heading into the All-Star break.“There are only so many things you can do,” said Pacers forward Thaddeus Young, who spent most of the night trying to defend Antetokounmpo. “But when he’s trying to post you up in the middle and is just spinning, he’s already at the rim. It’s just a tough battle. He did what he’s supposed to do.”FEATURED STORIESSPORTSGolden State Warriors sign Lee to multiyear contract, bring back ChrissSPORTSCoronation night?SPORTSThirdy Ravena gets‍‍‍ offers from Asia, Australian ball clubsTime after time.Antetokounmpo opened the game by making five of the Bucks’ nine first-quarter baskets, assisting on the other four. And after Milwaukee fell into an 86-76 hole early in the fourth, he bailed them out by scoring 12 points on 4-of-6 shooting with six rebounds and three assists over the final 11½ minutes. LATEST STORIES “The team did a great job keeping its composure,” Antetokounmpo said. “We changed the lineup, played harder and switched everything. We were able to make Indiana go 1-on-1, and I think we did a better job rebounding the ball and running the floor.”For a while, it looked as if the Pacers had a pretty solid handle on the three-time All-Star.Antetokounmpo followed his 5-of-7 start by missing six of his next seven shots as the Pacers charged back from 26-18 first-quarter deficit and a 55-47 halftime deficit to take the lead midway through the third quarter. They extended the margin to 10 on Tyreke Evans’ 3-pointer with 9:37 left.But then the Bucks’ best player steadied himself and his teammates, helping Milwaukee outscore the Pacers 30-11 the rest of the way.Bojan Bogdanovic led the Pacers with 20 points as Indiana’s six-game winning streak ended.“He’s a monster,” Indiana coach Nate McMillan said. “Nineteen rebounds? He is starting their break rebounding the ball and they were able to score 23 fast-break points off our misses and turnovers.”TIP-INSBucks: Have won 20 road games, one more than they did all of last season. … Milwaukee improved to 11-1 against Central Division foes this season by ending a four-game losing streak at Indianapolis. … Middleton had six rebounds and five assists. … George Hill scored 12 points in his home state while Ilyasova finished with 11. … Recently acquired Nikola Mirotic sat out with a strained right calf.Pacers: Bogdanovic has 20 games with 20 or more points this season, a career high. … Darren Collison and Domantas Sabonis each scored 14 points. Collison also had seven assists and six rebounds. … Myles Turner had 11 points, six rebounds and two blocks. … The Pacers scored 18 points in the first and fourth quarters and fell to 4-10 when scoring fewer than 100 points.TAKING A BREAK Bucks coach Mike Budenholzer is putting a planned trip to Costa Rica on hold so he can coach the Eastern Conference this weekend.But Budenholzer and McMillan both encouraged their players to spend some time doing things other than basketball over the next week.“It would be nice to do a littler cardio, a little something to stay in shape. If that involves some basketball that’s fine,” Budenholzer said. “Certainly, though, a break is probably needed by everybody.”THEY SAID ITBucks: “It’s a good way to go into the break, beating a good team on the road,” Budenholzer said.Pacers: “We got away from what got us there,” Turner said. “The ball movement stopped and we just fell apart.”UP NEXTBucks: Return from the All-Star break by hosting Boston on Feb. 21.Pacers: Close out a six-game home stand against New Orleans on Feb. 22. Philippine Army to acquire MANPADS, self-propelled howitzers Gretchen Barretto’s daughter Dominique graduates magna cum laude from California college Ginebra beats Meralco again to capture PBA Governors’ Cup title In fight vs corruption, Duterte now points to Ayala, MVP companies as ‘big fish’ Will you be the first P16 Billion Powerball jackpot winner from the Philippines? Nadine Lustre’s phone stolen in Brazil Ginebra beats Meralco again to capture PBA Governors’ Cup title Giannis Antetokounmpo powers Bucks in bounce back win over Celtics PLAY LIST 02:29Giannis Antetokounmpo powers Bucks in bounce back win over Celtics00:50Trending Articles01:06Anti-US rally in Manila against attacks in Iraq02:14Carpio hits red carpet treatment for China Coast Guard02:56NCRPO pledges to donate P3.5 million to victims of Taal eruption00:56Heavy rain brings some relief in Australia02:37Calm moments allow Taal folks some respite03:23Negosyo sa Tagaytay City, bagsak sa pag-aalboroto ng Bulkang Taal01:13Christian Standhardinger wins PBA Best Player award MOST READ Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. View commentslast_img read more

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Lesotho Shocks Liberia 2-0

first_imgThe Likuena of Lesotho, dubbed the Crocodiles, scraped through the preliminary second round of the 2015 Africa Nations Cup qualifiers after defeating Lone Star 2-0 in Maseru.Lesotho thus qualified on a 2-1 goal-aggregate.The Crocodiles will lock horns with Kenya’s Harambee Stars, who also qualified on a 2-1 aggregate after being held 1-1 by Comoros in Moroni.Liberia’s loss Sunday marked the continuation of the country’s nightmare in the African Cup Nations (Afcon) since her second qualification in 2002, during the days of the famous George Weah.Disappointingly last week, the Young Elephants of La Cote D’Ivoire, also threw out Jr. Lone Star, dubbed the Satellites, from the U-20 CAF Championship Tournament also on a 2-1 goal-aggregate.The continuous dismal performance of the two-legged Lone Star teams within a week has attested to the detestation of many Liberians, including Chief Patron of Sports, President Ellen Johnson-Sirleaf, wh odid not mention the national team in her recent Annual Message, but rather hailed the one-legged Lone Star (Amputee Lone Star) team for retaining the title as Africa Amputee Cup of Nations champion.“The national team of Liberia, the Lone Star, isn’t the nation’s pride and joy anymore,” Coach Sieh Jones of Monrovia told the Daily Observer Sunday.Much is not known of the play-by-play description of the game; but according to a social media report, Alseny Keita who was selected over Theo Weeks didn’t play because of injury.Lone Star: Nathaniel Sherman, Alpha James, Prince Jetoh, Teah Dennis, Aloysius Simujla, Chris Roosevelt Jones, James Soto Roberts, Anthony Snorti Laffor & Eddie Wulu, Sekou Jabateh Oliseh, Kpah Sherman.Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)last_img read more

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Businessman, staff trailed from bank, robbed

first_img…gunmen escape with over $400,000A businessman and two of his employees were trailed from the branch of a bank at Diamond, East Bank Demerara (EBD) and robbed by gunmen on the Bel Air Village main road, Greater Georgetown on Saturday at about 11:30h.The victims: contractor Ravindranauth Bhim, 43, of Lot 2 Bel Air Village, Greater Georgetown and his employees, 38-year-old Mark Henson of Lot 457 La Parfaite Harmonie and 37-year-old Basil Puran of Narine Street, Better Hope, East Coast Demerara (ECD), are now left counting their losses, though grateful their lives were not snuffed out.According to reports, Bhim had just changed a cheque for $300,000, and was headed to Bel Air, where his employees were supposed to be paid. He, however, stopped at a shop, and the two bandits rode up and stopped alongside his vehicle.One of the bandits pulled out a gun with which he broke the window of the Premio motor car and held the men at gunpoint.Bhim was pulled out of the driver’s seat and placed to lie on the road, where he was searched and the $300,000 in his pants pocket were confiscated. The other bandit then dismounted the motorcycle and searched the other two victims, making off with their phones, cash and other valuables.The matter was reported to the Police, and investigations are ongoing, including Police examining CCTV footage from buildings in vicinity of the robbery.last_img read more

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Sports briefs

first_imgCARSON – Former Cuban national team forward Maykel Galindo, who defected to the United States in 2005, signed with Major League Soccer’s Chivas USA on Monday. Galindo, 26, defected after scoring Cuba’s only goal in a 3-1 loss to Costa Rica at Seattle’s Qwest Field on July 9, 2005. INDIANAPOLIS – Tony Dungy is coming back for another season with the Super Bowl champion Colts. Dungy made it clear he will return to the Indianapolis sideline and quashed any talk that he might step down after becoming the first black coach to win a Super Bowl ring. “Obviously, you want to come back. You want to defend the title. We’ve got such a great group of guys, that that’s eventually what draws you back every year,” he said. Federer again ranked No. 1 LONDON – Roger Federer tied Jimmy Connors’ record of 160 consecutive weeks as the top-ranked player in men’s tennis. Galindo was granted political asylum and signed with the Seattle Sounders of the United Soccer Leagues’ First Division. Colts’ Dungy coming back center_img The 10-time Grand Slam champion has held the No. 1 ATP Tour ranking since Feb. 2, 2004. The Swiss star is assured of breaking the record next week. Bears hire familiar name LAKE FOREST, Ill. – The Chicago Bears hired Luke Butkus as their assistant offensive line coach Monday. He is the nephew of Dick Butkus, the former Hall of Fame middle linebacker with the team. Butkus, who went to training camp with the Bears in 2002 before he was waived, has been a graduate assistant at the University of Oregon the last two years. LeBron launches Web site CLEVELAND – LeBron James couldn’t leave Las Vegas without making one last creative move off the court. Cleveland’s All-Star forward capped a glitzy few days of party hopping and hoops by teaming with Microsoft Corp.’s MSN to launch lebron.msn.com, a storybook style Web site about his life designed for kids and teens. Harvick to make appearance FONTANA – Daytona 500 winner Kevin Harvick will join California Speedway president Gillian Zucker to celebrate California Speedway Day on Wednesday at the Hollywood & Highland Center. The event is open to the public. Harvick will join Zucker on stage at 1 p.m. to discuss the West Coast premiere of NASCAR at the speedway this weekend. Harvick also will sign autographs until 3 p.m. Phelps wins five gold medals COLUMBIA, Mo. – Michael Phelps capped a dominating weekend at the Missouri Grand Prix on Monday night with victories in the 100-meter butterfly and the 100-meter backstroke. Phelps, who finished the meet with five gold medals, was a distant fourth in the 100-meter breaststroke behind a trio of specialists. Swimmer dies in dormitory COLUMBUS, Ohio – A Kenyon College swimmer died after he fell in a dormitory bathroom and struck his head, school officials said Monday. Caleb Gottinger, 19, of Milwaukee, apparently fainted Saturday morning and tests at a medical center near the college 55 miles northeast of Columbus determined he suffered a fractured skull and a hemorrhage, college spokesman Shawn Presley said. Venus triumphs in opener MEMPHIS, Tenn. – Venus Williams overcame struggles with her serve after a four-month layoff to defeat Akiko Morigami of Japan 6-1, 2-6, 6-4 Monday night in the opening round of the Cellular South Cup, a Tier III tournament. She will face Caroline Wozniacki of Denmark tonight. The 16-year-old Wozniacki took three sets to beat Stephanie Foretz of France 2-6, 7-6 (5), 6-3 earlier Monday. CSLA forward honored WALNUT CREEK – Cal State L.A. forward Jontae Vinson has been named Wilson California Collegiate Athletic Association Men’s Basketball Player of the Week for the week of Feb. 12-18. Vinson, a 6-foot-5 senior from Long Beach, was named player of the week for the second consecutive week after leading the Golden Eagles to a 1-1 record on the road by averaging 35.0 points and 9.5 rebounds while shooting 63.6 percent from the floor. Falcons lineman arrested LAWRENCEVILLE, Ga. – Atlanta Falcons defensive lineman Jonathan Babineaux was arrested by Gwinnett County police on Monday morning and charged with one count of felony animal abuse. The Falcons confirmed the arrest in a brief statement. “We’re aware of the situation and we’re in the process of gathering information,” said Falcons spokesman Reggie Roberts. Brown wins first stage SANTA ROSA – Two-time Olympic track gold medalist Graeme Brown of Australia emerged from a massive finishing pack Monday to claim a photo finish victory in the crash-marred first stage of the Tour of California. From wire reports 160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set!last_img read more

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‘Wenger should be knighted!’ Gooners react to ‘new Tony Adams’ transfer news

first_imgArsenal fans are always keen on transfer news, especially as they seek an elusive fourth Premier League title.A big-name striker is high on their wishlist, along with another top defender to bolster their ranks as they look to wrestle the trophy from Leicester City.So, following the signing of young Japanese forward Takumo Asano, some Gunners supporters were a little disappointed when they learned about reports the club had bid £2million for Bolton Wanderers starlet Rob Holding.The 20-year-old centre-back was the club’s Player of the Year last season, despite it being his debut campaign and the team failing to avoid relegation to the Championship.But even with these promising displays, Gooners aren’t too happy with Arsene Wenger and his transfer business.You can see what Arsenal fans make of their bid for Rob Holding below… Arsenal manager Arsene Wenger 1last_img read more

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REVEALED: The winner of our luxurious Shandon Hotel prize is…

first_imgTo celebrate Donegal Daily’s amazing year and launch of our new sister site, www.donegalwoman.ie, we’re bringing you an unbelievable giveaway. As an early Christmas present to our readers, we are hosting the 12 Days of Christmas Giveaway!Every second day from now until December 24th, we will be offering an unbelievably good prize. Our first prize is from the hugely popular Shandon Hotel & Spa. The lucky winner will be treated to an overnight stay for two in one of their luxurious rooms, along with a deluxe Winter Relaxation Spa package.We can reveal that our lucky winner is Annelene Ní Fhearraigh!Annelene will get to pick someone to join her in a deluxe room overlooking the breathtakingly beautiful Sheephaven Bay. They will also explore the tranquil Shandon Spa, which encompasses a swimming pool, thermal spa, relaxation room and outdoor Canadian hot-tub – all overlooking the beautiful Marble Hill Beach.The Winter Relaxation package includes a 1.5 hour Thermal Suite Session, a Back, Neck and Shoulder massage, a Thalgo Taster Facial including Pressure Point Scalp Massage. Just what we needed to chill out on these cold winter days!Congratulations Annelene, and Happy Christmas from the team at Donegal Daily and Donegal Woman! Check back at 5 this evening where we will announce our second great prize!Be sure to check us out on Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram where we will keep you up to date on all the goodies on offer! REVEALED: The winner of our luxurious Shandon Hotel prize is… was last modified: December 3rd, 2016 by Elaine McCalligShare this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pocket (Opens in new window)Click to share on Telegram (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)Click to share on Skype (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window) Tags:12 days of christmasCHristmascompetitionshandonSpawinnerlast_img read more

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Cheney headed to state to stump for candidates

first_img AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MOREBasketball roundup: Sierra Canyon, Birmingham set to face off in tournament quarterfinalsCheney will travel to San Diego on Tuesday to headline a $2,100-a-plate fundraiser for Brian Bilbray, who is running in a special election runoff against Democrat Francine Busby. 160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set! SACRAMENTO – Vice President Dick Cheney will be stumping in California this week on behalf of three House candidates, two weeks before each faces voters in the June 6 primary election. Cheney will make his first appearance Monday at a luncheon for Rep. John Doolittle, R-Rocklin, whose association to disgraced lobbyist Jack Abramoff has led to a competitive election for the veteran congressman. Doolittle, who is campaigning for his ninth term, has denied any wrongdoing. Cheney is then scheduled to fly to Stockton, where he will make remarks at an evening reception for Rep. Richard Pombo, R-Tracy, a conservative Republican running for his eighth term. last_img read more

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SOCCER: DONEGAL SCHOOLGIRLS ON SCORESHEET AS IRISH BEAT HOSTS WALES

first_imgWales (’01) 0-5 Republic of Ireland Amy Boyle Carr (2) Louise Masterson (18), Meghen Hengerer (42), Tyler Toland (43), Alannah McEvoy (60+2)GLENTIES COMPREHENSIVE player Amy Boyle Carr scored one and Deele College Raphoe girl Tyler Toland scored a second goal in an impressive 5-0 win over Wales tonight in the international tournament in Wales.Boyle Carr was also named Player of the Match. The Republic of Ireland were runners up two season’s running and needed to get off to a good start if they were to test the host nation in Newport in this tense and competitive outing.Amy converted after just two minutes of play to give the Republic of Ireland a glorious footing in their title ambitions this season.The Republic were playing with a strong wind in the first period which worked to their advantage.Rathcoole starlet Louise Masterson rifled the ball into the bottom corner following a brilliantly placed set-piece to double the Irish lead after 18 minutes. Even with the two goal cushion, the Irish were still challenging for possession with an impressive Welsh outfit as the half time interval approached. A hat-trick of goals in the second period gave the Irish a little breathing space. Goals came courtesy of Dominican College pupil Meghen Hengerer and Raphoe native, Tyler Toland in quick succession mid-way through the half.Substitute Alannah McEvoy got on the score sheet late on also with a sweet finish to make it a five goal thriller in Dragon Park.The Republic of Ireland will play Northern Ireland at 2pm tomorrow afternoon in the same venue while Wales (’02) will take on the reigning Champions Scotland at 5pm in Newport Stadium.WALES (’01) : L Attwood, D Connolly, B Cordice, H Davies, J Downs-Evans, M Dudley-Jones, A Griffiths, L Harris, G Horrell, E Hughes, E Jones, A Morphet, S Rees, E Riden, M Rogers, C Short, R Stanley, A VineREPUBLIC OF IRELAND: Rachel KELLY, Lucia LOBATO, Aoife LYNAGH, Sinead DONOVAN, Meghen HENGERER, Rachel O’REGAN, Leah McHUGH, Tyler TOLAND, Isibéal CAROLAN, Louise MASTERSON, Amy BOYLE CARRSUBS: Eabha O’MAHONY on for Carolan (44) Doireann FAHEY on for Masterson (46), Zara FOLEY on for Boyle Carr (51), Alannah McEVOY on for Donovan (53), Jessica ZIU on for McHugh (57).SUBS NOT USED: Aisling SPILLANE, Maria O’SULLIVAN (GK) SOCCER: DONEGAL SCHOOLGIRLS ON SCORESHEET AS IRISH BEAT HOSTS WALES was last modified: April 1st, 2016 by John2Share this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pocket (Opens in new window)Click to share on Telegram (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)Click to share on Skype (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window)last_img read more

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ABUSE VICTIM’S ANGER OVER TG4 DOCUMENTARY: ‘I TOLD THEM I DIDN’T WANT TO BE IN IT’

first_imgMichael Ferry, right, being taken into court in Donegal Town in December.A BRAVE abuse victim who went public so that a paedophile could be named and shamed has blasted TG4 for using footage of him in a documentary – despite his pleas for them not to.Derek Mulligan was one of the victims of former student priest, teacher and Irish college caretaker Michael Ferry.TG4 broadcast a documentary about the case last Sunday – and repeated it again last night. Mr Mulligan said he had refused to take part in programme but was angry when the programme – produced by a Belfast company Below The Radar productions – went ahead and used library footage of interviews Derek gave two years ago after Ferry was jailed for 14 years at the Central Criminal Court in Dublin.“I was not meant to be in the programme and I told the programme’s makers that I didn’t want anything to do with it,” said Mr Mulligan.“I made this absolutely clear and I didn’t give TG4 permission to have me in it.“So what they did was use clips of me from two years ago without my knowing. “I wanted nothing to do with it and TG4 have not respected my wishes whatsoever.”Derek’s friends say he has been making progress as he continues to recover from his horrific ordeals at the hands of Ferry.“It was a history programme rather than a news programme,” said one friend today.“There was absolutely nothing new in it and Derek is rightly angry that footage of him was used for a programme which he wanted nothing to do with.“TG4 needs to issue an apology. It’s appalling they would use footage when he told them he wanted nothing to do with it.” Ferry – who admitted he is evil – was back in court last month and given another 7 years for abusing a sixth person.ABUSE VICTIM’S ANGER OVER TG4 DOCUMENTARY: ‘I TOLD THEM I DIDN’T WANT TO BE IN IT’ was last modified: January 14th, 2014 by John2Share this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pocket (Opens in new window)Click to share on Telegram (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)Click to share on Skype (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window)Tags:derek mulliganfootageMichael FerryrowTG4last_img read more

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KAVANAGH SLAMS DELAY IN UPGRADING LETTERKENNY ROAD

first_imgFine Gael councillor Jimmy Kavanagh has slammed the delay in upgrading Letterkenny’s Glencar Road.  Cllr Kavanagh says that the upgrading has gone on too long on the road which was flooded last July.“Money has been agreed to fix the road since last year, but repairs are still waiting to be completed. “The road is an extremely busy one, and has also been prone to accidents.“Drivers should not in addition face the prospect of damaging their vehicles, because of the potholes on the road.“I understand from speaking to council officials, that the delay has been caused by a contractor not completing the work as previously agreed and scheduled.“I now call on the council to pull out all the stops to get works on the road completed as soon as possible”.  KAVANAGH SLAMS DELAY IN UPGRADING LETTERKENNY ROAD was last modified: March 28th, 2014 by StephenShare this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pocket (Opens in new window)Click to share on Telegram (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)Click to share on Skype (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window) Tags:Cllr Jimmy KavanaghdonegalFLOODINGglencarlast_img read more

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