Austin James Rivers is an American professional basketball player for the Houston Rockets of the National Basketball Association. Rivers led Winter Park High School to back-to-back Florida 6A state championships in 2010 and 2011, he played in the 2011 Nike Hoop Summit for the Team USA, was a McDonald's All-American. He was one of the top rated high school basketball players in the class of 2011, being rated as high as No. 1 by Rivals.com. On September 30, 2010, Rivers committed to Duke University. Rivers gained national recognition after making a game winning 3-pointer against Duke rival North Carolina in 2012, he was drafted with the 10th pick in the NBA draft by the New Orleans Hornets, playing three seasons there before being traded to the Clippers. After three years with the Clippers, he was traded to the Wizards in June 2018. In December 2018, he joined the Rockets. On January 16, 2015, Rivers became the first player in NBA history to play for his father, coach Doc Rivers of the Los Angeles Clippers.
In 2010, Rivers led Winter Park High School to the school's first state title in a 76–57 win against Dr. Phillips High School in the 6A state championship. Rivers scored 23 points in the game. In June 2010, Rivers was a part of the gold medal winning team at the FIBA Americas U18 Championship where he set a Team USA record for an U18 event with 35 points against Canada. On August 5, 2010, Rivers was named to the fifth annual Boost Mobile Elite 24 game, where he was named co-MVP after he had 25 points, 4 rebounds and 4 assists. On September 30, 2010, Rivers committed to Duke University, his commitment was covered by ESPN and various other sports networks given his status as the Class of 2011's top recruit. He signed with the program on November 16, 2010. On March 5, 2011, Rivers led Winter Park to back to back Florida 6A state championships with a 52–44 victory over Dr. Phillips High School, in which he had 25 points, 11 rebounds and 4 steals. Rivers was named the 2011 Naismith Prep Player of the Year on March 10, 2011.
He was an All-American and All-State honoree, played in the 2011 Nike Hoop Summit for Team USA. As a freshman, Rivers played in Duke's exhibition games in China and Dubai during an international tour in August 2011. In the first game against the China men's national basketball team, Rivers scored 18 points on 8–19 shooting and led Duke to a 77–64 victory. In the second game, Rivers scored 12 points in a 78–66 victory, making several dunks during the first half. In the final game played in Beijing, Rivers chipped in 11 points as Duke topped the Chinese, 93–78. In his team's 86–66 victory over the Dubai national team, he scored 16 points, including 10 in the second quarter, on an array of impressive drives. On February 8, 2012, his three-point basket as time expired allowed Duke to overcome an 82–72 deficit with two minutes to play in an 85–84 victory over the University of North Carolina; the victory ended North Carolina's 31 game winning streak at the Dean Smith Center. On March 16, 2012, Rivers' college career ended in the "Round of 64" of the NCAA tournament, when Duke lost to Lehigh University.
Rivers shot 5-14 while playing 34 minutes. Lehigh led for most of the game. On March 26, 2012, Rivers declared for the NBA draft, foregoing his final three years of college eligibility. Rivers was selected by the New Orleans Hornets with the 10th overall pick the 2012 NBA draft. Rivers chose to wear the #25 jersey, the same number his father wore when he was in the NBA; the night before Rivers said, "I want to be like my dad, only better." Joining him as a rookie on the Hornets was Anthony Davis, the first overall pick of the draft. On July 24, 2012, Rivers signed his rookie scale contract with the Hornets. Three days Rivers underwent successful surgery to clean up bone spurs in his right ankle. On October 31, 2012, Rivers made his NBA debut in the Hornets' season opener against the San Antonio Spurs. In 24 minutes as a starter, he scored 7 points on 1-of-9 shooting in a 99–95 loss. On December 14, he scored a career-high 27 points in a 113–102 loss to the Minnesota Timberwolves. On March 6, 2013, he broke his hand and subsequently required surgery that forced him to miss the remainder of the season.
For his rookie season, he averaged 6.2 points on 37% shooting from the field and 33% from three-point range. In April 2013, the Hornets changed their name to the Pelicans. On October 16, 2013, the Pelicans exercised their third-year team option on Rivers' rookie scale contract, extending the contract through the 2014–15 season. On April 12, 2014, Rivers recorded season-highs in points and rebounds with 20 and 10 in the Pelicans' 111–104 loss to the Houston Rockets. On October 24, 2014, the Pelicans declined to exercise their fourth-year team option on Rivers' rookie scale contract, thereby not extending the contract through the 2015–16 season. On December 20, 2014, he scored a season-high 21 points in a 114–88 loss to the Portland Trail Blazers. On January 12, 2015, Rivers was traded to the Boston Celtics in a three-team trade involving the Pelicans and the Memphis Grizzlies. Three days he joined his father at the Los Angeles Clippers after he was traded in a three-team trade involving the Celtics and the Phoenix Suns.
On January 16, Rivers made his debut for the Clippers and became the first son to play for his father in an NBA game. On February 21, Rivers scored a career-high 28 points in a 129–98 win over the Sacramento Kings. On May 8, he scored a playoff career-high 25 points in the Clippers' 124–99 victory that gave them a 2–1 lead in the Western Conference semi-finals against the Houston Rockets. On July 13, 2015, Rivers re-signed with the Clippers. On February 6, 201
The 1877–78 Welsh Cup was the first season of the Welsh Cup. The cup was won by Wrexham. Source: Welsh Football Data Archive Source: Welsh Football Data Archive Source: Welsh Football Data Archive Rhosllanerchrugog receive a bye to the next round Believing that it was a Rugby Union competition Swansea RFC scratched to Aberystwyth when officials learned that it was one for football. Source: Welsh Football Data Archive Source: Welsh Football Data Archive Source: Welsh Football Data Archive Source: Welsh Football Data Archive Source: Welsh Football Data Archive Bangor receive bye to next round Source: Welsh Football Data Archive Source: Welsh Football Data Archive Wrexham receive bye to next round The final of the inaugural Welsh Cup tournament was played at Acton Park, Wrexham on 30 March 1878 between Wrexham and Druids of Ruabon; the match was a cliffhanger, with no score until the Wrexham forwards charged the Druids' defenders to take the ball over the line to win the game in the final minute, with James Davies being credited with the goal.
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"The General" is a song by the roots rock band Dispatch. This song tells a story about a brilliant and battle-torn old general, who has a dream in which he realizes the futility of the war he is fighting, he attempts to persuade his men that they do not have to participate in the battle, but that he would fulfill the job he had sworn to do. He wants them to live a full life. In The Best of Dispatch, a book containing guitar and voice transcriptions of selected Dispatch songs, Chad Urmston describes "The General": This was our anti-war song. Although it was based on the Civil War, the message was not confined to that particular conflict; the song tells about General Robert E. Lee telling his Confederate army to go home and stop fighting. We were too young to be directly involved in the Gulf War; the crowd response to this song always blew us away. Some said it had a "Castles Made of Sand" feel - any reference to Hendrix we took gladly. We recorded the song up in the northeast kingdom on borrowed instruments.
Our hazy-eyed hairball engineer swayed like a derelict wrecking ball over the console like a played-out carnie with nothing to show for a lifetime of swindling. His down-to-the-filter cigarette wandered listlessly with a skeletal droop of ash as he leaned on his crippled office chair teasing gravity, he ended up giving in to his heavy eyes and passing out on the couch with his feet up, still holding the cigarette as Brad and I took turns pressing the "record" and "locate" buttons. The song has appeared in multiple formats, including its original version on the album Bang Bang, as well as multiple live versions on their albums Gut the Van, All Points Bulletin and, most Dispatch: Zimbabwe. In the Madison Square Garden format, the song features several instruments including the trumpet and trombone, an addition never before featured in the song. At New York City's Radio City Music Hall in 2012, during the band's Circles Around the Sun tour, the song was performed with a verse from Nena's 99 Red Balloons in the inserted bridge.
This to add new character to the band's anti-war message. List of anti-war songs Lyrics of this song at MetroLyrics