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USC loses on senior day

first_imgAlthough the Beavers stormed out to a 10-point lead, the win wasn’t out of reach for the Trojans in the second half. The team chipped down the lead throughout the second, and a 3-pointer by Jonah Mathews secured a 1-point 56-55 lead with just under four minutes left to play. The 11-point swing was mainly fueled by Mathews’ accuracy, while the rest of the team struggled to score. After the loss, the Trojans are now 15-13 on the season, walking the line of a losing record in conference play with an 8-7 record in the Pac-12. A close loss to Oregon State, which is ranked second in the conference, wasn’t necessarily a poor result on paper, but the team failed to finish a game that they could have won, a theme throughout this season. For Enfield, the team’s up-and-down performance points primarily resulted from lack of leadership, especially after point guard Jordan McLaughlin graduated. After routing Oregon earlier in the week, the men’s basketball team fell to Oregon State 67-62 in the last home game of the season Saturday. Much of the Trojans’ difficulty came from an inability to finish open shots. Usually a team leader in scoring, junior Nick Rakocevic finished the game with only 4 points. A lone standout in the game was the performance of freshman Kevin Porter Jr., who posted his first career double-double with 11 points and 10 rebounds on the night. But the rest of the team struggled to complete shots, especially from long distance. “We were 6-for-25 [from 3-point range] when the game mattered,” Enfield said. “Our guys had open looks. You have to shoot better to beat a good team like Oregon State.” The loss was the last game at Galen Center for the senior class, but it was met by a scattered crowd, with only 3,590 fans in attendance. That number was the second-lowest crowd in the 13 years since Galen Center opened — only a handful more than the record-low of 3,552 from 2014. “If you look at championship-level teams, there’s great leadership,” Enfield said. “In the bigger picture, certain guys just need to be able to play with a more even temperament. Either you’re successful or you fail. Everybody fails. You need to grind it out and work hard and be a leader. That’s what great players do, and that’s what great teams have.” Senior forward Bennie Boatwright tries to shoot in a loss to Oregon State Saturday in the final home game of his collegiate career. (Ling Luo/Daily Trojan) The lack of intensity in the stands mirrored a lack of continuity on the court, as the Trojans shot 44 percent from the field. Enfield shook his head as he studied the stat sheet after the game, regretfully admitting that his team simply missed a lot of shots. For seniors Bennie Boatwright and Shaqquan Aaron, the final home game was an emotional moment, and making it a more difficult loss to handle. “It’s all good — it’s all part of basketball,” Boatwright said. “You win some, you lose some. Everybody in the Galen Center who’s supported me for the last four years, I’m extremely grateful.” Although this weekend marked the team’s last at Galen Center for the season, the Trojans have two more road trips to complete the regular season — one to Utah and one to Colorado. But first, they’ll have to head to Westwood to face crosstown rival UCLA on Thursday.last_img read more

Richards-Ross explains abortion revelation

first_imgDAEGU, SOUTH KOREA – AUGUST 28: Sanya Richards-Ross of United States looks on after her women’s 400 metres semi finals during day two of the 13th IAAF World Athletics Championships at the Daegu Stadium on August 28, 2011 in Daegu, South Korea. (Photo by Mark Dadswell/Getty Images) Three-time Olympic gold medalist Sanya Richards-Ross has explained why she revealed information about her abortion prior to competition in the 2008 Beijing Olympics.The Jamaican-born Richards-Ross said the move was to assist other women avoid what she had experienced.She made the revelation in her book Chasing Grace, which was released on Tuesday, that she had an abortion the day before she left the United States for the Olympic Games in China where she won bronze in the 400 meters. She won gold as a member of the USA’s mile-relay team.During an interview with Maggie Gray for SI Now on SI.com, the 32-year-old athlete said she wanted to start a discussion about a pervasive issue.“The truth is it’s an issue that isn’t really talked about, especially in sports, and a lot of young women have experienced this,” Richards Ross said. “Like, I literally do not know another female track athlete who hasn’t had an abortion and that’s sad. For me, I’m hoping that this will open up some discussions to help especially young women who [are] in my situation not experience what I did.”“I think because at that time in your life, when you’re in college, you know you don’t feel comfortable talking to your mom and so a lot of the information you get is from your peers – and it’s going to sound silly to some people – but in our community people don’t want to take the pill cause you put ‘water-weight’ on, and of course as an athlete, you want to be able to stay as fit and as healthy as possible,” she explained.“And then people tell you when you are extremely fit that you can’t get pregnant because our cycles are shorter so there is a lot of mis-education that happens to young women in college because we are educating ourselves.”She said that at the time when she decided to do the abortion she was not aware of all her options. “My husband and I had been dating for five years, I was engaged to him – I had [had] no mishaps prior so I was just put in a really, really tough situation and for me it was so much more than the physical,” she said.“I mean of course you can imagine after the procedure I wasn’t even supposed to run – the doctors told me to take 14 days off. I didn’t have 14 days, but it was more for me about the spiritual and emotional part of the experience that I wanted to share because it wasn’t until even I started this journey that I uncovered some of the hurt that was still there and really try to forgive myself.“I knew that God had forgiven me for it but really forgive myself for that choice and really move on. Now that I’m going to be a mother and now that God has blessed me again, I felt like I needed to kind of purge myself of that and help others do the same.”last_img read more

Postmates and video games: Dodgers’ first trip of the season is trip into unknown

first_img Newsroom GuidelinesNews TipsContact UsReport an Error “I’m encouraged. I think we’ll be fine.”The Dodgers have been fairly isolated since reporting for Summer Camp almost four weeks ago. Two players (A.J. Pollock and Kenley Jansen) have acknowledged they contracted COVID-19 before reporting. Other players were late to camp for unspecified reasons. Travel opens up new risks of exposure.“Myself and all my teammates, we’ve been really, really cautious and careful here,” Dodgers catcher Will Smith said. “The flight will be isolated with just us. I think they’re testing the pilots and flight attendants so we should be good from that aspect.“But, yeah, we’ll have to be extra careful in the hotel with housekeeping being around. I don’t know what it looks like in hotels for regular people renting rooms in there. We’ll just be extra careful, kind of stay at the hotel or just go to the field. … But you still gotta go for it and kind of test it out and see what works and doesn’t work.”If something doesn’t work, a team could find themselves in a position similar to the Miami Marlins with four players having tested positive on the road this week. That puts the onus on players to “self-police” and not break the hotel-ballpark ‘ bubble on the road. PreviousLos Angeles Dodgers’ Mookie Betts catches a fly ball hit by San Francisco Giants’ Mike Yastrzemski during the first inning of a baseball game Sunday, July 26, 2020, in Los Angeles. (AP Photo/Jae C. Hong)Los Angeles Dodgers’ Kiké Hernández runs to first base after hitting a ground ball during the eighth inning of a baseball game against the San Francisco Giants, Sunday, July 26, 2020, in Los Angeles. (AP Photo/Jae C. Hong) SoundThe gallery will resume insecondsLOS ANGELES, CALIFORNIA – JULY 26: Drew Smyly #18 of the San Francisco Giants pitches against the Los Angeles Dodgers during the first inning at Dodger Stadium on July 26, 2020 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Katelyn Mulcahy/Getty Images)Cutouts occupy some of the stadium seats before a baseball game between the Los Angeles Dodgers and the San Francisco Giants, Sunday, July 26, 2020, in Los Angeles. (AP Photo/Jae C. Hong)San Francisco Giants’ Pablo Sandoval, right, tosses the ball to relief pitcher Tyler Rogers for the out on Los Angeles Dodgers’ Max Muncy at first base during the eighth inning of a baseball game Sunday, July 26, 2020, in Los Angeles. (AP Photo/Jae C. Hong)San Francisco Giants’ Pablo Sandoval tosses a ball to relief pitcher Tyler Rogers for the out on Los Angeles Dodgers’ Max Muncy at first base during the eighth inning of a baseball game, Sunday, July 26, 2020, in Los Angeles. (AP Photo/Jae C. Hong)San Francisco Giants’ Donovan Solano heads toward the dugout after the seventh inning of a baseball game against the Los Angeles Dodgers, Sunday, July 26, 2020, in Los Angeles. (AP Photo/Jae C. Hong)Los Angeles Dodgers’ Mookie Betts tosses his bat after hitting a fly ball during the seventh inning of a baseball game against the San Francisco Giants, Sunday, July 26, 2020, in Los Angeles. (AP Photo/Jae C. Hong)Los Angeles Dodgers’ Mookie Betts swings at a pitch during the seventh inning of a baseball game against the San Francisco Giants, Sunday, July 26, 2020, in Los Angeles. (AP Photo/Jae C. Hong)Los Angeles Dodgers’ Mookie Betts hits a fly ball during the seventh inning of a baseball game against the San Francisco Giants, Sunday, July 26, 2020, in Los Angeles. (AP Photo/Jae C. Hong)San Francisco Giants’ Donovan Solano connects with an RBI single during the seventh inning of the team’s baseball game against the Los Angeles Dodgers, Sunday, July 26, 2020, in Los Angeles. (AP Photo/Jae C. Hong)Los Angeles Dodgers’ Kiké Hernández stands on the field during the seventh inning of a baseball game against the San Francisco Giants, Sunday, July 26, 2020, in Los Angeles. (AP Photo/Jae C. Hong)Los Angeles Dodgers’ Kiké Hernández stands on the field during the seventh inning of a baseball game against the San Francisco Giants, Sunday, July 26, 2020, in Los Angeles. (AP Photo/Jae C. Hong)Los Angeles Dodgers’ Kiké Hernández reacts after striking out during the sixth inning of a baseball game against the San Francisco Giants, Sunday, July 26, 2020, in Los Angeles. (AP Photo/Jae C. Hong)San Francisco Giants’ Mauricio Dubon hits an RBI single during the sixth inning of a baseball game against the Los Angeles Dodgers, Sunday, July 26, 2020, in Los Angeles. (AP Photo/Jae C. Hong)Los Angeles Dodgers’ Mookie Betts chases a fly ball hit by San Francisco Giants’ Tyler Heineman during the sixth inning of a baseball game, Sunday, July 26, 2020, in Los Angeles. (AP Photo/Jae C. Hong)San Francisco Giants’ Brandon Crawford throws to first base for the out on Los Angeles Dodgers’ Justin Turner during the fifth inning of a baseball game, Sunday, July 26, 2020, in Los Angeles. (AP Photo/Jae C. Hong)San Francisco Giants’ Brandon Crawford throws to first base for the out on Los Angeles Dodgers’ Justin Turner during the fifth inning of a baseball game Sunday, July 26, 2020, in Los Angeles. (AP Photo/Jae C. Hong)San Francisco Giants manager Gabe Kapler walks toward the dugout after visiting the mound during the fifth inning of a baseball game against the Los Angeles Dodgers, Sunday, July 26, 2020, in Los Angeles. (AP Photo/Jae C. Hong)San Francisco Giants manager Gabe Kapler walks toward the dugout after visiting the mound during the fifth inning of a baseball game against the Los Angeles Dodgers, Sunday, July 26, 2020, in Los Angeles. (AP Photo/Jae C. Hong)Los Angeles Dodgers’ Corey Seager prepares for his at-bat as cutouts of fans sit in seats during the third inning of the Dodgers’ baseball game against the San Francisco Giants, Sunday, July 26, 2020, in Los Angeles. (AP Photo/Jae C. Hong)San Francisco Giants starting pitcher Drew Smyly, center, leaves the mound after he was removed by manager Gabe Kapler during the fourth inning of the team’s baseball game against the Los Angeles Dodgers, Sunday, July 26, 2020, in Los Angeles. (AP Photo/Jae C. Hong)With the seats at Dodger Stadium empty, Los Angeles Dodgers starting pitcher Julio Urias throws to a San Francisco Giants batter during the third inning of a baseball game Sunday, July 26, 2020, in Los Angeles. (AP Photo/Jae C. Hong)An operator adjusts a camera in a section filled with cutouts of fans during a baseball game between the Los Angeles Dodgers and the San Francisco Giants, Sunday, July 26, 2020, in Los Angeles. (AP Photo/Jae C. Hong)San Francisco Giants’ Mauricio Dubon, left, is greeted by manager Gabe Kapler, center, and bench coach Kai Correa after scoring on a single by Darin Ruf during the third inning of the team’s baseball game against the Los Angeles Dodgers, Sunday, July 26, 2020, in Los Angeles. (AP Photo/Jae C. Hong)San Francisco Giants’ Mauricio Dubon, right, avoids a tag from Los Angeles Dodgers starting pitcher Julio Urias to reach first base during the third inning of a baseball game Sunday, July 26, 2020, in Los Angeles. (AP Photo/Jae C. Hong)San Francisco Giants starting pitcher Drew Smyly throws to a Los Angeles Dodgers batter during the first inning of a baseball game Sunday, July 26, 2020, in Los Angeles. (AP Photo/Jae C. Hong)San Francisco Giants starting pitcher Drew Smyly throws to a Los Angeles Dodgers batter during the first inning of a baseball game, Sunday, July 26, 2020, in Los Angeles. (AP Photo/Jae C. Hong)Los Angeles Dodgers manager Dave Roberts watches from the dugout as cutouts sit in the seats during the first inning of the team’s baseball game against the San Francisco Giants, Sunday, July 26, 2020, in Los Angeles. (AP Photo/Jae C. Hong)Los Angeles Dodgers starting pitcher Julio Urias throws to a San Francisco Giants batter during the first inning of a baseball game Sunday, July 26, 2020, in Los Angeles. (AP Photo/Jae C. Hong)Los Angeles Dodgers starting pitcher Julio Urias throws to a San Francisco Giants batter during the first inning of a baseball game Sunday, July 26, 2020, in Los Angeles. (AP Photo/Jae C. Hong)Los Angeles Dodgers starting pitcher Julio Urias throws against the San Francisco Giants during the first inning of a baseball game, Sunday, July 26, 2020, in Los Angeles. (AP Photo/Jae C. Hong)Los Angeles Dodgers special assistant Jose Vizcaino stands on the field during practice as cutouts occupy some of the stadium seats before the team’s baseball game against the San Francisco Giants, Sunday, July 26, 2020, in Los Angeles. (AP Photo/Jae C. Hong)Los Angeles Dodgers starting pitcher Julio Urias winds up to throw against the San Francisco Giants during the first inning of a baseball game, Sunday, July 26, 2020, in Los Angeles. (AP Photo/Jae C. Hong)Cutouts fill the stadium seats before a baseball game between the Los Angeles Dodgers and the San Francisco Giants, Sunday, July 26, 2020, in Los Angeles. (AP Photo/Jae C. Hong)Cutouts fill the stadium seats before a baseball game between the Los Angeles Dodgers and the San Francisco Giants, Sunday, July 26, 2020, in Los Angeles. (AP Photo/Jae C. Hong)Cutouts fill the stadium seats before a baseball game between the Los Angeles Dodgers and the San Francisco Giants, Sunday, July 26, 2020, in Los Angeles. (AP Photo/Jae C. Hong)Los Angeles Dodgers special assistant Jose Vizcaino stands on the field during practice as cutouts occupy some of the stadium seats before the team’s baseball game against the San Francisco Giants, Sunday, July 26, 2020, in Los Angeles. (AP Photo/Jae C. Hong)Cutouts fill the stadium seats before a baseball game between the Los Angeles Dodgers and the San Francisco Giants, Sunday, July 26, 2020, in Los Angeles. (AP Photo/Jae C. Hong)Los Angeles Dodgers’ Mookie Betts, left, scores on a single by Cody Bellinger as San Francisco Giants catcher Tyler Heineman stands in front of the plate during the third inning of a baseball game Sunday, July 26, 2020, in Los Angeles. (AP Photo/Jae C. Hong)Los Angeles Dodgers’ Mookie Betts catches a fly ball hit by San Francisco Giants’ Mike Yastrzemski during the first inning of a baseball game Sunday, July 26, 2020, in Los Angeles. (AP Photo/Jae C. Hong)NextShow Caption1 of 40Los Angeles Dodgers’ Mookie Betts catches a fly ball hit by San Francisco Giants’ Mike Yastrzemski during the first inning of a baseball game Sunday, July 26, 2020, in Los Angeles. (AP Photo/Jae C. Hong)ExpandLOS ANGELES — In a season filled with unknowns, the Dodgers are about to fly off into one of the big ones.Most of the Dodgers players, coaches and staff will board four buses at Dodger Stadium Monday afternoon, taking up socially-distanced positions, and head to the airport where they will get on a charter plane and fly to Houston, remaining in their seats as much as possible during the 3 1/2-hour flight and eating their individually-prepared meals.The Dodgers’ first road trip of the season will take them to Houston and Phoenix (two of the recent hotspots in the coronavirus surge) before returning to California for a series in San Diego. MLB has opted for a regional schedule during this 60-game regular season to minimize travel. This nine-game trip will be the Dodgers’ first test of the health and safety protocols MLB has put in place for teams to travel during a pandemic.“I’m pretty optimistic,” Dodgers manager Dave Roberts said. “I think that certainly it’s unknown but understanding we’re flying (on a charter, not commercial). All the people that are flying with us are going to be Tier One (meaning they are subject to frequent testing for the coronavirus). Going from the airplane to the hotel. Food will be delivered, brought to us individually on the plane and then we’ll get to Houston and then eat their individually packaged meals. And I expect everyone to stay in the hotel and then go to the ballpark and sort of go from the ballpark to the hotel, hotel to the ballpark.center_img “I think right now if you have common sense you know what you can and can’t do,” Kike’ Hernandez said during Summer Camp. “I think the travel worries us and I think the main reason why we’re worried about it is because we don’t know what that’s going to look like. I think once we start traveling and seeing how things are flowing and stuff I think it’s going to be easier to answer the question about whether or not we feel safe during the season.“For now, just have common sense, know what’s at stake and what could be at stake if you do something stupid. (You’re) not only putting yourself at risk but you’re putting basically the entire team, the entire coaching staff and everybody that is working really hard to to make this possible (at risk). So for now just have common sense and don’t be an idiot.”Roberts said Sunday that he has had “one-off” conversations with some players about the need to be cautious on the road but he didn’t feel he needed to address the entire team.“I think that they’ve had their own conversations, which is important, and probably more impactful,” Roberts said. “We have talked about the fact that you have to win on the field, but also winning off the field is going to be important for each team. So staying safe and trying to win the battle of attrition in 2020 is going to be beneficial as well.”With so much time to kill in their hotel rooms, there could be other battles going on as well.“Probably a lot of video games being played in our rooms,” Smith said of how players will pass the time away from the ballpark. “It’s just the normal stuff you do every day. It’s not going to restaurants. It’s Postmating something or Uber Eats or whatever. Just kind of doing what you have to do, and just kind of accepting that we can’t do exactly what we want just for the safety of others and our teammates and we’ve got to go about it that way.”MADDI DAYThough Roberts did not reveal it before Saturday’s game, Pollock was not with the team. He posted on Instagram that he had returned to Arizona where his daughter, Maddi Mae, was released from the hospital after 128 days in the neo-natal intensive care unit. Maddi was born prematurely on March 19.Pollock rejoined the Dodgers on Sunday and started as their DH.TAXI SQUADWhen teams play on the road this season, a three-man taxi squad will travel with them. The players will be part of the team’s travel group in case they are needed due to injury.Roberts said Sunday afternoon that the team had not finalized the makeup of their taxi squad for the first trip but “most likely” it will include Zach McKinstry because of “that versatility he has.” McKinstry played five positions (second base, shortstop, third base, left field and center field) at Double-A and Triple-A last season.The Dodgers’ taxi group will also include a catcher (either Keibert Ruiz or Rocky Gale) and a relief pitcher.“We haven’t settled on the relief pitcher,” Roberts said. “There’s a couple options we’re kind of contemplating.”last_img read more

NFL Draft 2019: Kyler Murray says being picked No. 1 is ‘surreal’

first_imgMurray made history Thursday by becoming the only player ever to be a first-round selection in both the NFL and MLB drafts.The Sooners also become the first team to have back-to-back No. 1 picks at the same position after the Browns took Baker Mayfield first overall in 2018. ​ Kyler Murray might not remember the exact moment he was selected No. 1 overall in the 2019 NFL Draft.”Honestly, I kind of blacked out a little bit,” he said off the stage wearing a Cardinals hat. NFL Draft 2019: Sports world reacts to Kyler Murray pick Murray, the 2018 Heisman Trophy winner, led Oklahoma to a 12-2 record as he threw for 4,361 yards with 42 touchdowns and seven interceptions last season.”It’s been a dream of mine since I was a kid. All the hard work. Everyone [who] has been in my corner pushed me to get here — can’t thank them enough,” Murray said. “I thank God, and just, I mean, this is surreal.”​ Related News He’ll join newly minted Arizona coach Kliff Kingsbury. Murray has known Kingsbury since his sophomore year of high school when the coach started recruiting him to Texas Tech. Murray eventually went to Texas A&M before transferring to Oklahoma.”I feel we can be very dangerous,” Murray said. “[Kingsbury’s] one of the best in the world at calling plays and offensive mind, so for me, I can’t wait to get up there with him. It’s been a long time coming, and I hope he feels the same.”last_img read more

Wellington Police Notes: Monday, Feb. 15, 2016

first_imgWellington Police notes: Monday, February 15,  2016•11:05 a.m. Officers took a report of an animal complaint in the 1400 block N. Park, Wellington.•11:14 a.m. Christoper W. Simoni, 19, Mulvane, was issued a notice to appear for speeding 52 mph in a 40 mph zone.last_img

City League Basketball playoff preview

first_imgby Malik VincentAt season’s beginning, the Allderdice boy’s basketball team was the clear favorite to repeat in the City League.On Feb. 15, they were upset by Peabody (8-7, 9-8), 59-51, in what was the final home game in history for the Highlanders basketball program. TWO POINTS—Bruce Grover of Perry lays in two of his 12 points in the Commodores 71-69 win over Allderdice. Peabody’s coach Tim Broderick Sr. and others from the athletic department were unreachable for comment.“Peabody played a good game,” said Allderdice coach Andre McDonald. “We were without two of our starters. They simply outworked us and handed us a tough road loss.”The City League playoffs begin Wed., Feb. 23. At Courier press time there were several playoff-seeding possibilities and it was not clear who would face off and when. The second-round will commence on March 1.Allderdice still looks to be a key factor in who is crowned the City League champion on Sat. March 5 at Peabody High School.They feature two of the city’s top scorers in Justin Dobbs and Ben Mickens.Dobbs is a player whose leadership skills and uncanny scoring ability propels the Dragons’ offense. He currently averages 20.4 points per game. Mickens complements that style and his size gives him an advantage over most. He’s their second-leading scorer (15.5 per game).The top dogs, Perry (14-1, 18-3), are looking to avenge their loss to Allderdice in last year’s title game.Their point guard Marcus Smith has tremendous athletic ability and can help the Commodores bring back the title to Perry. Off-guard Bruce Grover brings a consistent jump shot to their offense and forward Greg McGhee’s solid frame and pure talent will give them an edge, as well.Schenley (11-5 14-8) may have the most prolific scorer in the City League right now in 5-foot-9 senior guard Brandon Johnson. His size is no indicator of the way he can stymie opposing defenses with his all-around scoring arsenal. He’s had multiple 40-point games for the Spartans.Peabody has one of the best players in the city in Dontae Forte. At the forward position, he’s put up 20-point performances on a consistent basis. The Highlanders could be a surprise team in this year’s playoffs.Joining Peabody, only Carrick (12-7, 10-5) and the Spartans will be legitimate challengers to Perry and Allderdice for the City League title.Guards Rasheed McKamey and Lafon Pace, as well as forward Mike Talton will lead the Raiders into the postseason, all of which have put up double-figured games throughout the season.Eight of the nine teams will be in the playoffs, with the team with the best record playing the team with the worst. Only Langley boys and Oliver girls are out.STANDINGSTeam Conf. Overall1. Perry 14-1 18-32. Allderdice 11-4 13-73. Schenley 11-4 14-84. Carrick 10-5 12-75. Peabody 8-7 9-86. Oliver 5-10 5-167. Brashear 4-11 6-158. Westinghouse 4-11 6-159. Langley 1-14 1-20GIRLSThe Allderdice girls have been the dominant force in the league. With a 15-0 mark, they look to be the favorites to capture another title this year.Led by junior guards Janay Bottoms and DaJai Beasley, the Dragons have won 14 of their last 15 games.Westinghouse comes in a close second with the experience and leadership of their long-time coach, Phyllis Jones. Guard Kayla Key has been a regular double-digit scorer for the Bulldogs.Defending champs, Perry, have two the of the best players in the city in 6-foot-2 post player, Marritta Gilcrease and her teammate Latosha Fortson. All of their wins this season have come in league play.STANDINGS1. Allderdice 15-0 17-42. Westinghouse 16-2 13-53. Brashear 11-4 13-64. Perry 10-5 10-115. Schenley 7-9 7-146. Langley 6-9 10-107. Peabody 3-12 3-158. Carrick 2-13 2-159. Oliver 1-14 2-16(Malik Vincent can be reached at malikvincent@gmail.com.)last_img read more

Pep locks stars in dressing room for hour-long inquest after defeat

first_imgPEP GUARDIOLA claims Manchester City played well in their 2-0 defeat at Spurs – despite not appearing from the away changing room for 45 MINUTES after the final whistle.A debut goal from Steven Bergwijn set Tottenham on their way to victory, with Son Heung-Min bagging a second at their new stadium.1 Pep Guardiola stayed in the dressing for 45 mins after losing 2-0 to Spurs but insists his team did wellCredit: Getty ImagesMan City missed a penalty in the first half and were reduced to ten men in the second when Oleksandr Zinchenko picked up another yellow for tactical fouling.Despite dominating possession and having far more shots, City never really looked like getting the better of Jose Mourinho’s men.However, Guardiola claims his team played well during the defeat.That’s despite the Spaniard locking his players in the away changing room for 45 minutes after the final whistle before emerging to face the press.According to the Manchester Evening News, Guardiola could even face a Premier League fine due to his tardiness.But the tactician refused to criticise his players publicly, telling BBC Match of the Day: “I have no regrets about the performance.“We lost a football match. Of course we had a lot of chances. At the end of the day you have to take it.“In the second half we started well and created chances to score and didn’t do that.”Most Read In SportTHROUGH ITRobbie Keane reveals Claudine’s father was ’50-50′ in coronavirus battle’I ACCEPT’McGregor accepts Silva fight at UFC catchweight of 176lbs in huge super-fightTOP SELLERGavin Whelan has gone from League of Ireland to David Beckham’s InstagramPicturedA CUT ABOVEMike Tyson shows two-inch cut ‘picked up in training’ ahead of boxing returnPicturedAN EYEFULMeet Playboy model and football agent Anamaria Prodan bidding to buy her own clubExclusiveRIYAD RAIDMan City’s Riyad Mahrez has three luxury watches stolen in £500,000 raidSpeaking to Sky Sports, Guardiola added: “We played well but lost the game. It happened again. They had two shots and scored two goals.“We have to accept and analyse it. It is not easy. We did really well, honestly.“With this performance, how should I be critical? This performance would be an incredible mistake to say how bad they are. We created chances and conceded few.”last_img read more

UAAP volleyball: Ateneo bolsters Final 4 bid after tripping UE

first_imgJiro Manio arrested for stabbing man in Marikina Recto seeks to establish Taal rehab body to aid community, eruption victims “This is a great achievement, we’re expecting to play our best and our goal is to reach the Final Four and this win really helps our confidence,” said Madayag.Co-captain Kat Tolentino paced the Ateneo’s potent scoring with a game-high 22 points to lead four Lady Eagles who finished in double figures.Maraguinot had 16 points while Madayag and Jules Samonte added 13 and 11 points, respectively, for the Lady Eagles.Shaya Adorador led UE with 21 points while Mendrez added 10.RELATED VIDEOADVERTISEMENT Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Ateneo gained further momentum in its quest for a Final Four spot after stopping University of the East, 25-14, 18-25, 25-13, 25-18, in the UAAP Season 80 women’s volleyball tournament Wednesday at Filoil Flying V Centre.ADVERTISEMENT Carpio hits red carpet treatment for China Coast Guard PLAY LIST 02:14Carpio 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 Conor McGregor seeks to emerge from controversy in UFC comeback Cabuyao City rising above the ashes through volunteerism In Liverpool, Man United sees the pain and path to recovery The Lady Eagles momentarily took hold of the second seed with a 7-3 record but can share the spot with National U at the end of the day depending on the outcome of the second game.Ateneo methodically kept the Lady Warriors at bay in the final moments of the game despite Mary Ann Mendrez trying to give UE a semblance of hope with a crosscourt kill that trimmed the lead to six, 23-17.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSGinebra beats Meralco again to capture PBA Governors’ Cup titleSPORTSTim Cone, Ginebra set their sights on elusive All-Filipino crownSPORTSAfter winning title, time for LA Tenorio to give back to Batangas folkJhoanna Maraguinot gave Ateneo the 24-17 match point before Bea De Leon denied Mendrez up top to stamp the Lady Eagles’ fourth straight win.Captain Maddie Madayag said she’s expecting her team to keep playing in the level they’re in and to strive for that eighth win that will ensure them of at least a playoff for a Final Four spot. Cavs’ Korver leaves team following brother’s death Tim Cone, Ginebra set their sights on elusive All-Filipino crown Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew Scarlett Johansson, Sterling K. Brown among SAG Awards presenters Nadine Lustre’s phone stolen in Brazil LATEST STORIES View comments Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. last_img read more

Forward step: LeBron, Cavs pushed to limit but not done yet

first_imgLights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Truck driver killed in Davao del Sur road accident Volcano watch: Island fissures steaming, lake water receding ‘Stop romanticizing Pinoy resilience’ P16.5-M worth of aid provided for Taal Volcano eruption victims — NDRRMC Harden’s 41 points lead Rockets over Jazz in Game 1 Christian Standhardinger wins PBA Best Player award PLAY LIST 01:13Christian Standhardinger wins PBA Best Player award01:43Who are Filipinos rooting for in the NBA Finals?05:02SEA Games 2019: Philippines clinches historic gold in women’s basketball02:14Carpio 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 Taal James was moving on to the second round of the NBA playoffs — almost on his hands and knees.“I don’t think he’s appreciated enough for just how much energy he puts into every single game to do what he does,” Cavaliers forward Kyle Korver said of James. “It’s just unbelievable.”FEATURED STORIESSPORTSGinebra beats Meralco again to capture PBA Governors’ Cup titleSPORTSAfter winning title, time for LA Tenorio to give back to Batangas folkSPORTSTim Cone, Ginebra set their sights on elusive All-Filipino crownPushed to his physical limits by the Indiana Pacers, and barely helped by Cleveland teammates until they finally showed up when it mattered most Sunday in a 105-101 win, James willed the Cavs into the next round, where they’ll face the top-seeded Toronto Raptors for the third straight postseason.If the Indiana series was any indication, James might have to do it again. Scientists seek rare species survivors amid Australia flames Green group flags ‘overkill’ use of plastic banderitas in Manila Sto. Niño feastcenter_img Jo Koy draws ire for cutting through Cebu City traffic with ‘wang-wang’ MOST READ Even bigger was Lue’s decision to change his starting lineup once again. For the fourth time in the series, and 34th time this season, Lue used a different starting five. But unlike all the other combinations, this was one he could trust as he played the steady Korver along with James, Love, J.R. Smith and Tristan Thompson, the four players left from the 2016 championship team.Lue, who has had to mix and match for months because of injuries and a roster revamped by trades, returned to a proven group, and the move paid off.Thompson, who had played 24 total minutes in the first six games, made his first start since March 28 and scored 15 points with 10 rebounds in a season-high 35 minutes. His presence made the Cavs better at both ends, and he brought an interior toughness that had been missing against the Pacers. He picked up two early fouls on Indiana’s Myles Turner, who fouled out.“That’s the Tristan that we know,” James said. “Giving us extra possessions, catching the ball on the rolls and finishing. Just his energy, his effort. That’s how he’s made his name in this league, by just being high motor and being able to outwork who’s ever across from him.”Thompson could have an even larger role against the Raptors and their massive front line anchored by 7-foot center Jonas Valanciunas.Hill’s return was critical for the Cavs, not only in Game 7 but going forward. With playoff first-timers Jordan Clarkson and Larry Nance struggling and Rodney Hood still not playing the way Cleveland needs, the 31-year-old Hill, who was on a minutes’ restriction in the series finale, gives Lue another dependable veteran. He was sorely missed for three games against Indiana.Fortunately for the Cavs, James has been indestructible.He averaged 34.4 points on 55.3 percent shooting, 10.1 rebounds, 7.7 assists and 1.4 steals during a series in which he played 41.4 minutes per game. With speculation rampant about where he’ll play next season, James made sure this one will continue.Thompson said James inspires everyone around him.“Whenever you’ve got the best player in the world or your leader on the team giving everything he’s got, whether he’s playing the point guard position, guarding, rebounding, blocking shots, assisting, for me and the younger guys, we’ve got to pick it up,” he said. “We’ve got to give everything we’ve got. If he’s giving 100 percent, we’ve got to give 120. We have to find that extra boost and go out there and fight with him. In fight vs corruption, Duterte now points to Ayala, MVP companies as ‘big fish’ Cleveland Cavaliers’ LeBron James, left, drives to the basket against Indiana Pacers’ Myles Turner in the first half of Game 7 of an NBA basketball first-round playoff series, Sunday, April 29, 2018, in Cleveland. The Cavaliers won 105-101. (AP Photo/Tony Dejak)CLEVELAND — LeBron James walked sluggishly down a corridor inside Quicken Loans Arena following Game 7 surrounded by the usual squadron of security personnel, some business associates and his publicist.Each step seemed a challenge. His eyes were heavy. He ached from head to toe. He wanted to lie down.ADVERTISEMENT “We’re a team and he goes to war for us every night. We’ve got to do the same thing.”James could use the help.Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next James scored 45 points — his third game over 40 in the series — and the 33-year-old added nine rebounds and seven assists in 43 exhausting minutes as the Cavs closed out the Pacers, a team they swept in the first round a year ago. James, who improved to 13-0 in the first round, would have played all 48, but he succumbed to leg cramps in the third quarter and had to go to the locker room for treatment and fluids.But while he was out at the start of the fourth quarter, something unexpected happened. The Cavs didn’t collapse, and just maybe showed that they’re going to be a much different team when they face the Raptors.As James caught his breath, Cleveland went on a 10-2 run. Kevin Love, who may have nightmares about Indiana’s big men for some time, hit a 3-pointer, and George Hill, in the rotation after missing three games with back spasms, attacked the rim. By the time James checked back in, the Cavs had pushed their lead to 10 and only had to withstand one more charge to silence the Pacers.For Cavs coach Tyronn Lue, the 3:35 stretch was vital. Not only did the Cavs survive without James, they thrived and potentially gained some confidence.“That was big,” he said.ADVERTISEMENT LATEST STORIES View commentslast_img read more

Egypt-Saudi spat provides backdrop to their World Cup clash

first_imgMOST READ Bicol riders extend help to Taal evacuees Jury of 7 men, 5 women selected for Harvey Weinstein rape trial The Saudi-Egyptian quarrel has clear political undertones and the potential to spill over into the pitch when the two meet in Volgograd in their final World Cup match. That potential is all the more ominous because both are keen to make an impression on soccer’s highest stage before they go home.Soccer matches between Arab teams are often fraught with tension. This is particularly the case between Egypt and Saudi Arabia, said sports analyst Fathy Sanad.“It’s a special match for both teams. Both want to assert themselves after their exit from the World Cup, but they must make sure that the impression they leave is not negative. They must conduct themselves in a civilized manner and rise above Arab sensitivities.”Alsheikh heads Saudi Arabia’s General Sports Authority, the country’s highest sports agency, as well as the Saudi Olympic committee and the pan-Arab soccer confederation. A former policeman, he’s known to be close to Saudi Arabia’s powerful heir to the throne, Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman.Alsheikh’s dispute with Al-Ahly is rooted in his December appointment as an honorary president of the storied Cairo club. With deep pockets and global soccer connections, he appears to have wasted no time to take his largely ceremonial position way beyond its terms of reference. He secured a flurry of signings by Saudi clubs of surplus or unhappy Al-Ahly players, bankrolled the renewal of contracts for key club players, shopped for a new coach and announced a multi-million dollar project for a new Al-Ahly stadium.His attempt to wield influence over Al-Ahly, perhaps Egypt’s most popular club in Egypt, drew a sharp reaction from the man who in December bestowed on him the honorary title, former Egypt great Mahmoud el-Khateib.“No one, no one at all — with all due respect to Turki or no Turki … will be allowed to interfere in the club’s affairs, especially the football team,” el-Khateib, Al-Ahly’s chief executive, announced in televised comments.Apparently sensing that his honorary title could be withdrawn, Alsheikh stepped down last month and immediately threatened legal action, claiming the Cairo club has mismanaged 260 million Egyptian pounds (nearly $15 million) he has poured into its coffers over a five-month period. He also hired a top Egyptian lawyer, who has threatened legal action against Egyptian social media users and news sites insulting his client.The Saudi and Egyptian governments have remained silent on the ongoing spat, perhaps out of concern that publicly commenting would make things worse, but it also points to the silent competition between the two regional heavyweights.“These two nations are zealously competing for regional, political and sports leadership,” said Egyptian political analyst Hassan Nafaa. “It’s a love-hate relationship that is chiefly governed by common interests.” Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew In fight vs corruption, Duterte now points to Ayala, MVP companies as ‘big fish’ So outraged were Egyptian fans that some suggested Alsheikh may have paid Sergio Ramos, the Real Madrid defender who took down Salah in the May 26 Champions League final. No foul was called.The angry allegation reflects the depth of resentment Egyptians feel toward the Saudi official and their affection for Salah.Alsheikh has not endeared himself to Morocco’s soccer fans either. His country voted this month to support the eventually successful North American bid to organize the 2026 World Cup over Morocco’s bid. The unexpected move drove Moroccan fans to join their Egyptian peers in the spat with the Saudis.Alsheikh was also involved in testy Twitter exchanges with the president of European soccer over Qatar-owned sports broadcasting rights. Saudi Arabia, Egypt and other nations started a blockade against Qatar last year, accusing the tiny but super rich Gulf nation of supporting opposition Islamist groups and working to destabilize the region. Qatar has rejected the accusations, calling the blockade a politically motivated attempt to undermine its sovereignty.Alsheikh suggested Thursday that UEFA President Aleksander Ceferin was a man “of many faces,” whom he had refused to meet. Ceferin’s response was that he had never heard of Alsheikh and would not meet with him.ADVERTISEMENT Saudi Arabia’s Mohamed Kanno , left, and Mohammed Alburayk, right, after the group A match between Uruguay and Saudi Arabia at the 2018 soccer World Cup in Rostov Arena in Rostov-on-Don, Russia, Wednesday, June 20, 2018. (AP Photo/Themba Hadebe)VOLGOGRAD, Russia — In theory, it’s an inconsequential match between two teams already eliminated from the World Cup.In reality, Monday’s clash between Egypt and Saudi Arabia is about pride, politics and maybe some score settling too.ADVERTISEMENT Cloudy skies over Luzon due to amihan Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Carpio hits red carpet treatment for China Coast Guard PLAY LIST 02:14Carpio 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 awardcenter_img Volcano watch: Island fissures steaming, lake water receding Taal victims get help from Kalayaan town LATEST STORIES Fans in the two nations are locked in a public quarrel pitting Saudi Arabia’s top sports official — a maverick and a confidante of the kingdom’s powerful crown prince — against Egypt’s biggest soccer club over the fate of millions he poured into the club’s coffers during his brief tenure as the club’s honorary chairman.Inappropriate comments by the official, Turki Alsheikh, about Egypt’s Mohamed Salah, fueled the spat, dragging millions of the Liverpool striker’s fans into it and unleashing a flood of abuse and hate speech on social media against him and Saudi Arabia, a close ally of Egypt and one of its chief economic backers.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSGinebra beats Meralco again to capture PBA Governors’ Cup titleSPORTSAfter winning title, time for LA Tenorio to give back to Batangas folkSPORTSTim Cone, Ginebra set their sights on elusive All-Filipino crown“May God heal you (Salah) after the World Cup,” Alsheikh told reporters in Moscow on the eve of Saudi Arabia’s 5-0 loss to host Russia in the tournament’s opening match. Salah was injured in last month’s Champions League final. He did not play in Egypt’s 1-0 loss to Uruguay, but started against Russia June 19, scoring from the penalty spot in a 3-1 loss.In March, Alsheikh tweeted this about Salah; “He must be sidelined before the World Cup,” hoping the 26-year-old Egyptian star would not play against the Saudis Monday. Lukaku, Hazard score 2 each, help Belgium beat Tunisia 5-2 Jiro Manio arrested for stabbing man in Marikina Christopher Tolkien, son of Lord of the Rings author, dies aged 95 Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next View commentslast_img read more