Trojans trample Bears for sixth-straight Pac-12 win

Posted On Sep 16 2020 by

first_imgA sluggish offensive effort in the first half for USC was overcome by a blazing shooting spree in the final period of play, as the Trojans came away with a 77-59 victory against visiting Cal at the Galen Center on Sunday. Sophomore guard Jonah Matthews continued his recent hot streak, scoring 16 points on four 3-pointers against Cal. Tal Volk | Daily TrojanUSC was led in scoring by senior guard Elijah Stewart and sophomore guard Jonah Mathews, who both chipped in 16 points apiece for the Trojans. The victory is USC’s sixth-consecutive in conference play. The Trojans (17-6 overall, 8-2 in Pac-12) currently find themselves a half-game behind conference-leading Arizona in the Pac-12 standings. “It’s always difficult winning in the Pac-12,” said USC senior guard Jordan McLaughlin, who finished with 9 points (3-of-7 FG) and 10 assists against Cal. “The fact that we’ve been able to pull off six straight wins, we just want to keep it going. We’re entering one of the tougher parts of our schedule now, so we’ve just got to keep taking it day-by-day.” In the closing seconds of the first half, Mathews connected on a 3-point field goal that gave USC a narrow 31-29 lead at the break. The Trojans would not relinquish this lead for the remainder of the contest. “[Mathews] brings a spark on defense and offense for us,” McLaughlin said. “Coach gives us all a lot of freedom to shoot the ball, but especially to [Mathews]. When he’s in rhythm, he can knock down 8-of-10 shots from anywhere on the floor.” The first half saw USC shoot 11-for-34 (32.4 percent) from the field. The Trojans shot 2-of-8 (25 percent) from beyond the arc in the opening half. “We took some really tough, contested shots in the lane (in the first half),” USC head coach Andy Enfield said. “[First half struggles] came down to shot selection … We only had four assists in the first half, we had 13 in the second half. That’s why we were able to score more points later.” USC came out firing offensively to open up the second half. Over the first seven minutes of the second period, USC went on a 15-5 run to open their lead on Cal to 46-34. The run was powered by three 3-point field goals from Stewart to open the half. “[Stewart’s] been doing that for us for four years now,” Enfield said, regarding Stewart’s hot-shooting. “He’s a great shooter when his feet are set, and we need him to do that for our team. He’s a big part of our team … When he’s knocking down shots, it probably means our team is about to go on a run.” Stewart, who was held scoreless in the first half (0-for-3 FG), was a major catalyst for USC offensively when it widened the gap on Cal (7-15, 1-8) in the second half. Stewart hit 4-of-5 3-point field goal attempts in the second half, enroute to a 16-point performance.For the second consecutive game, the Trojans were without junior forward Bennie Boatwright (averaging 15.2 PPG this season), who is dealing with a foot injury. In a second half, which saw USC outscore Cal 46-30, the Trojans shot 8-for-13 from 3-point range. Overall, USC was 17-for-29 (58.6 percent) from the field in the second half.Cal senior forward Marcus Lee finished with the game-high in both points scored, 23, and rebounds, 12. Golden Bears freshman guard Darius McNeill contributed 13 points in a losing-effort for Cal. USC’s largest lead of the night came on a dunk from freshman forward Victor Uyaelunmo with just over two minutes remaining in regulation. The dunk gave the Trojans a 75-53 lead on Cal.“Despite the score, that was probably the hardest 20-point game I’ve played in a long time,” Stewart said. “[Cal] just kept coming back and staying in it. So it was a good win.” USC held the Golden Bears to 11-of-34 (32.4 percent) shooting from the field in the second half. Overall, Cal finished Sunday shooting 22-for-57 (38.6 percent) from the field. USC improved to 8-0 this season, when holding opponents to under 40 percent shooting. The Golden Bears have now lost eight-consecutive games, the longest losing streak for Cal since the 1992 season. USC will next take the floor on Feb. 3, when it hits the road to face crosstown rival UCLA (15-7, 6-4) at Pauley Pavilion in Westwood.last_img read more


NFL Draft 2019: SEC completes dominant decade with nine first-round picks

Posted On Aug 26 2020 by

first_imgThe SEC completed a decade of draft dominance with nine first-round picks in the 2019 NFL Draft on Thursday. That edged out the Big Ten and ACC, which had seven first-round picks each. The Pac-12 and Big 12 each had three first-round picks.The SEC dominated again. The conference finished with 95 first-round picks in the last 10 NFL drafts, dating back to 2010. That leads all Power 5 conferences in that decade-long stretch. There is a huge gap between the SEC and the rest of the Power 5 conferences. The ACC (51), Big Ten (45), Pac-12 (43) and Big 12 (37) finished in that order in the last 10 drafts. The SEC had the most first-round picks in every NFL Draft this decade except 2010 and 2015.MORE: 2019 NFL Draft: First-round analysisThat trend continued in 2019. Alabama’s Quinnen Williams (No. 3), LSU’s Devin White (No. 5) and Kentucky’s Josh Allen (No. 7) were top-10 picks.The Crimson Tide led all FBS schools with 28 first-round picks since 2010, a remarkable stretch under coach Nick Saban. Jonah Williams (No. 11) and Joshua Jacobs (No. 24) added to that total. Mississippi State also had three first-round selections in Jeffery Simmons (No. 19), Montez Sweat (No. 26) and Johnathan Abram (No. 27). Georgia’s Deandre Baker (No. 30) rounded out the first-round picks.The SEC also had the No. 1 pick in three drafts in the decade, including Auburn’s Cam Newton (2011), South Carolina’s Jadeveon Clowney (2014) and Texas A&M’s Myles Garrett (2017).Here’s a look at every first-round pick from the SEC since 2010:YearPickPlayerTeamSchool20105Eric BerryKansas CityTennessee20107Joe HadenClevelandFlorida20108Rolando McClainOaklandAlabama201018Maurkice PounceyPittsburghFlorida201020Kareem JacksonHoustonAlabama201025Tim TebowDenverFlorida201026Dan WilliamsArizonaTennessee20111Cam NewtonCarolinaAuburn20113Marcell DareusBuffaloAlabama20114A.J. GreenCincinnatiGeorgia20115Patrick PetersonArizonaLSU20116Julio JonesAtlantaAlabama201113Nick FairleyDetroitAuburn201115Mike PounceyMiamiFlorida201125James CarpenterSeattleAlabama201128Mark Ingram Jr.New OrleansAlabama201132Derrek SherrodGreen BayMississippi State20123Trent RichardsonClevelandAlabama20126Morris ClaiborneDallasLSU20127Mark BarronTampa BayAlabama201210Stephon GilmoreBuffaloSouth Carolina201212Fletcher CoxPhiladelphiaMississippi State201214Michael BrockersSt. LouisLSU201217Dre KirkpatrickCincinnatiAlabama201218Melvin IngramSan DiegoSouth Carolina201225Dont’a HightowerNew EnglandAlabama20132Luke JoeckelJacksonvilleTexas A&M20136Barkevious MingoClevelandLSU20139Dee MillinerN.Y. JetsAlabama201310Chance WarmackTennesseeAlabama201311D. J. FlukerSan DiegoAlabama201313Sheldon RichardsonN.Y. JetsMissouri201317Jarvis JonesPittsburghGeorgia201318Eric ReidSan FranciscoLSU201323Sharrif FloydMinnesotaFlorida201329Cordarrelle PattersonMinnesotaTennessee201330Alec OgletreeSt. LouisGeorgia201332Matt ElamBaltimoreFlorida20141Jadeveon ClowneyHoustonSouth Carolina20142Greg RobinsonSt. LouisAuburn20146Jake MatthewsAtlantaTexas A&M20147Mike EvansTampa BayTexas A&M201412Odell Beckham Jr.N.Y. GiantsLSU201417C.J. MosleyBaltimoreAlabama201419Ja’Wuan JamesMiamiTennessee201421Ha Ha Clinton-DixGreen BayAlabama201422Johnny ManzielClevelandTexas A&M201423Dee FordKansas CityAuburn201429Dominique EasleyNew EnglandFlorida20153Dante FowlerJacksonvilleFlorida20154Amari CooperOaklandAlabama201510Todd GurleySt. LouisGeorgia201521Cedric OgbuehiCincinnatiTexas A&M201522Bud DupreePittsburghKentucky201523Shane RayDenverMissouri201524D. J. HumphriesArizonaFlorida20169Leonard FloydChicagoGeorgia201611Vernon HargreavesTampa BayFlorida201613Laremy TunsilMiamiOle Miss201617Keanu NealAtlantaFlorida201618Ryan KellyIndianapolisAlabama201623Laquon TreadwellMinnesotaOle Miss201629Robert NkemdicheArizonaOle Miss201631Germann IfediSeattleTexas A&M20171Myles GarrettClevelandTexas A&M20174Leonard FournetteJacksonvilleLSU20176Jamal AdamsN.Y. JetsLSU201714Derek BarnettPhiladelphiaTennessee201716Marlon HumphreyBaltimoreAlabama201717Jonathan AllenWashingtonAlabama201719O. J. HowardTampa BayAlabama201721Jarrad DavisDetroitFlorida201722Charles HarrisMiamiMissouri201723Evan EngramN.Y. GiantsOle Miss201727Tre’Davious WhiteBuffaloLSU201731Reuben FosterSan FranciscoAlabama20188Roquan SmithChicagoGeorgia201811Minkah FitzpatrickMiamiAlabama201813Daron PayneWashingtonAlabama201820Frank RagnowDetroitArkansas201822Rashaan EvansTennesseeAlabama201823Isaiah WynnNew EnglandGeorgia201825Hayden HurstBaltimoreSouth Carolina201826Calvin RidleyAtlantaAlabama201829Taven BryanJacksonvilleFlorida201831Sony MichelNew EnglandGeorgia20193Quinnen WilliamsN.Y. JetsAlabama20195Devin WhiteTampa BayLSU20197Josh AllenJacksonvilleKentucky201911Jonah WilliamsCincinnatiAlabama201919Jeffery SimmonsTennesseeMississippi State201924Josh JacobsOaklandAlabama201926Montez SweatWashingtonMississippi State201927Jonathan AbramOaklandMississippi State201930Deandre BakerN.Y. GiantsGeorgialast_img read more


Wellington Police notes: Friday, Oct. 24 – Sunday, Oct. 26, 2014

Posted On Aug 14 2020 by

first_imgSunday, October 26, 2014•6:35 a.m. Steven L. Taylor, 41, Spring Hill, Kans. was issued a notice to appear for illegal registration.•Officers investigated a theft of a vehicle by a known suspect in the 800 block S. Jefferson, Wellington. The vehicle was recovered.•5:39 p.m. Officers investigated criminal damage to a vehicle mirror in the 1200 block Highland Court, Wellington.•7:26 p.m. Officers investigated a theft and criminal damage to property in the 200 block W. Lincoln, Wellington.•7:26 p.m. Officers investigated criminal use of a financial card in the 2000 block E. 16th, Wellington.•7:26 p.m. Officers investigated criminal use of a financial card in the 800 block E. 16th, Wellington.•Officers investigated criminal use of a financial card in the 2000 block E. 16th, Wellington. Wellington Police notes for Friday, Oct. 24 to Sunday, Oct. 26, 2014:Friday, Oct. 24, 2014•8:20 a.m. Officers took a courtesy report of animal assistance by a known owner in the 500 block E. Lincoln, Wellington.•11:15 a.m. Officers took a report of suspicious activity/dogs at large in the 1100 block S. Jefferson, Wellington.•8:57 p.m. Officers investigated obstruction of law enforcement officers and aggravated false impersonation.•9 p.m. Officers took a report of found cell phone in the 1300 block Michigan, Wellington.•9:20 p.m. Officers took a report of a suicidal subject in the 1000 block W. College, Wellington.•9:30 p.m. Jason E. Brumley, 29, Arkansas City was arrested, charged and confined with obstruction of law enforcement and aggravated false impersonation. Saturday, October 25, 2014•1 a.m. Officers investigated a child in need of care and curfew violation by known subject(s) in the 1100 block S. Jefferson, Wellington.•8:58 a.m. Officers investigated criminal damage to tires in the 400 block N. F, Wellington.•11:40 a.m. Officers investigated operating a motor vehicle without insurance, no valid drivers’ license, illegal registration and disobeyed a stop sign in the 1000 block N. Washington, Wellington.•11:40 a.m. Katie M. Martin, 24, Wellington was arrested, charged and bonded with operating a motor vehicle without a valid drivers’ license, no insurance and illegal registration.•12:35 p.m. Officers took a report of suspicious activity in the 1200 block N. Washington, Wellington.•3:23 p.m. Officers took a report of a child in need of care in the 200 block N. C, Wellington.•3:46 p.m. Officers took a report of found bicycle in the 2100 block N. A, Wellington.•4:10 p.m. Officers investigated a probation violation by a known suspect in the 200 block N. C, Wellington.•5:25 p.m. Kimya A. Reynolds, 28, Wichita, was arrested and confined on a Sedgwick County warrant for probation violation.•10:09 p.m. Officers investigated a domestic battery by a known suspect in the 200 block N. Haslet, Wellington.last_img read more


LIVE: Will KCCA complete job in Tunisia?

Posted On Aug 13 2020 by

first_imgSserunkuma will lead the attack against Africain . PHOTO KCCA FC MEDIA Africain ??  Vs KCCA FC ??Tunis, Tunisia | KCCA FC MEDIA|  To dream is the first step. The Kasasiro boys have written their story on the continent, and can complete the dream today.The lads were painfully ejected from the 2017 Total CAF Champions league by defending champions Mamelodi Sundowns.However, another window opened for Ugandan League champions and Cup winners to showcase their prowess in the 2017 Total CAF Confederations cup.KCCA FC now has the chance to progress to the quarter finals of the competition, actually they are a point away from progression.A draw between Rivers and FUS Rabat (who play at the same time) would also be sufficient irrespective of the result in Tunis.A team that has been built on belief and free flowing beautiful football that manager Mutebi loves calling “OUR WAY” is just within touching distance of the quarterfinals of the competition.Manager Mike Mutebi vowed to play the KCCA FC way when his charges take to the pitch on Friday night. READ FULL STORIES HEREKCCA dreamsKCCA match previewLIVE TWITTER FEED#CAKCCA TweetsTweets about @KCCAFC Share on: WhatsApplast_img read more


Ex-Uganda boss Desabre named coach of Ligue 2 side

Posted On Aug 13 2020 by

first_imgFILE PHOTO: Sebastien Desabre Niort, France | AFP | Former Uganda coach Sebastien Desabre has been appointed as the new manager of French Ligue 2 outfit Niort on a two-year-deal, the club announced Tuesday.Desabre, 43, takes over a team that finished 18th in the second division this season, which was brought to a premature end in April.The Frenchman spent the past decade coaching a number of African clubs and also guided Uganda to the last 16 at the 2019 Africa Cup of Nations in Egypt. At Niort, he will replace Franck Passi who has left the club to work alongside 1998 World Cup winner Laurent Blanc, reportedly set to make a coaching comeback after his exit from Paris Saint-Germain four years ago.center_img Share on: WhatsApplast_img


OVERTIME

Posted On Aug 12 2020 by

first_img:10 Wait! I thought “you guys” said Cam Newton was not ready. You said he was going late first round. Yea, right. I told ya No. 1 pick, two months ago. :09 Speaking of playing quarterback on the pro level, you know it’s not rocket science…after all “Bubby Brister” did it.:08 Ohio State, Jim Tressel and all the players involved. Let it go NCAA… The players sold their own stuff, not stolen items, but their own stuff! BILL NEAL :07 NBA Round-up:Lakers still win on Kobe’s bad ankle and all. But CP3 is the truth (that’s Chris Paul to you knuckleheads). Kobe’s injury will force the ball inside to the big boys.Without Chauncey Billups and Amare Stoudemire, the Knicks had no chance even with “Melo” playing his best ball. They need an interior Big Man that will stay inside so Amare can play the power forward spot like he did with Steve Nash in Phoenix.The Hawks will send Dwight “Superman” Howard and the Orlando Magic packing.Boston is set and waiting for the Heat. The 76ers got the one they deserved.The fat lady is about to start singing that song on the Spurs. Memphis is serious.Portland and Dallas…I don’t know!:06 Look, the hockey playoffs are going on right now. That’s all I know. If I told you more, you wouldn’t know what I am talking about anyway!:05 I do know this. The Pens better win game six against Tampa or they’ll get beat in game seven. Take it to the bank.:04 The names are still coming in for the best of the best area hoopers…This may never, ever end. But trust me these boys are worthy: Stu Lyons, Reggie Cox Bob Moore, Chip Harris, Bobby Franklin, Ronnie McCrae, Jeff Baldwin, Melvin Paul, Gerald “Lace” Lovelace, Petey Gibson, Jimmy Nicols, Jeff Singleton, Esau Watkins, Rob Cash, Shawn Harvey, Petey Harris and Jeffrey “Junkhead” Burton.:03 But do not ever forget these legends: Dwight “The Iceman” Clay, top 10 guards list; Eugene McCae, top 10 slam dunk list; Reggie “Dukie Stick” Dukes, top 10 guards list; George Carl, top 10 guards list; Simmie Hill, top 10 all time legend.:02 Shout-outs: Welcome home Walt Boyer, one of western Pa.’s greatest athletes and a successful football star with the Denver Broncos. (Home for the loss of his beloved uncle… The great “Skip” Boyer. You will be missed.)To Coach Dillerd. If you know anything at all you know “Coach D” is one of the greatest people and most knowledgeable athletic minds you will ever meet. (Thanks for the advice Coach, I feel better already.):01 If you’re looking for someplace to take Mom for Mother’s Day, do the smart thing and bring her to the Champion’s Mother’s Day Luncheon and Fashion Show starring the Diamond Models and featuring The Five Starr Corporation Celebrating Women Awards, May 7, from 12:00 noon to 4:00 pm at Sabi Restaurant located at the Club Health and Fitness Center in Monroeville. Tickets are only $20 but seats are limited. Call Champion Enterprises at 412-628-4856 for information.Game Overlast_img read more


City of Olympia Offers Matching Grants For New Parklets

Posted On Aug 6 2020 by

first_imgFacebook0Tweet0Pin0 Submitted by City of OlympiaCity of Olympia’s Parking & Business Improvement Area (PBIA) is offering matching grants of up to $3,500 each for the creation of new parklets in downtown Olympia. Businesses, non-profit associations, and community groups can submit parklet design concepts by 5:00 PM, May 31, 2013. All grant money provided by the PBIA is intended to help offset the initial cost associated with the supplies and materials needed for the construction of the parklets.What are Parklets?Parklets are parking spaces converted into “mini parks” providing space for people to sit, converse, and enjoy the city around them.PBIA chair, Darren Mills, says “Downtown Olympia is in need of public gathering spaces and parklets not only provide a space for people to gather but widen our somewhat narrow sidewalks.” In 2012, The PBIA awarded similar matching grants to Darby’s Café and Jakes on 4th which resulted in the creation of the first two parklets in downtown Olympia. “People of all ages are taking advantage of the parklets as a place to see friends, hang out, and relax,” says Rob Cameron, owner of Jakes on 4th. Sara Reilly, owner of Darby’s Café, says, “We’ve had an overwhelmingly positive response to the parklet from customers and people just walking by.”Mills said, “One of best outcomes of parklets is the partnerships that they create between the sponsoring business owner, the city, PBIA and the public. They also bring economic benefit to the city by encouraging people to come downtown and spend dollars in our locally owned businesses.”To learn more about parklets and future downtown projects, please visit the Downtown Project page on the City of Olympia website. For additional information on parklet development and how to apply for a parklet in front of your establishment, please feel free to contact the City of Olympia Downtown Liaison, Brian Wilson, at 360.709.2790 or via email at bwilson1@ci.olympia.wa.us.last_img read more


Eng vs WI 2nd Test Day 5 Review: England draw series with morale boosting…

Posted On Aug 5 2020 by

first_imgImage Courtesy: ECB/GettyAdvertisement isutNBA Finals | Brooklyn VsqznbWingsuit rodeo📽Sindre E90( IG: @_aubreyfisher @imraino ) 20vin4Would you ever consider trying this?😱mmoev0Can your students do this? 🌚r118Roller skating! Powered by Firework Cricket returned amidst the COVID-19 pandemic with West Indies’ tour of England. While the visitors took the lead in the first test, a win in the second was just the confidence boost that the poms were needing, as they have now levelled the series 1-1 with today’s 113 run victory at the Old Trafford Cricket Ground.Advertisement Image Courtesy: ECB/GettyThe series started sour for the hosts, as West Indies swept up a 4 wicket victory in the first test. However, England started picking up pace in the second, and were already favourites with an astounding 291 lead at the end of 4th day, and packed West Indies up before touching a double century on the score.Starting with 37-2 on the scoreboard, the immaculate Ben Stokes went all in with a swashbuckling performance. The 29 year old smashed 78 runs from 57 balls, which included four boundaries and three over boundaries.Advertisement While the skipper Joe Root lost his wicket on 22, and Ollie Pope tail ended with a score of 12, the astounding innings from Stokes, who kept his strike till the end, was enough for England to finish the day with 129 runs.With an staggering target of 312 at hand, Windies openers Kraigg Braithwaite and John Campbell marched to the pitch for the chase. However, the hosts bowling squad, lead by the iconic Stuart Broad, capped the chase at 198.Advertisement With three wickets in the second innings, Broad was the hero of the showdown. Bowling 15 overs, the 34 year old pacer picked up three, starting with the early dismissals of Campbell (4), followed by Shai Hope(7) and Roston Chase (6), all with a 2.80 economy rate.Braithwaite was lbw’ed on Chris Woakes’s delivery on a score of 12, the English all rounder who picked his second with Windies wicket keeper Shane Dorwich on zero.However, it was the partnership of Sharmarh Brooks and Jermaine Blackwood that helped West Indies gain pace. Brooks, who scored a 62 with four boundaries and two sixes, marched off against Sam Curran. With seven fours, Blackwood also impressed with a 55, until ending up on the hands of Jos Buttler facing Stokes.The visitor skipper Jason Holder tried to add some breathing room towards the end of the innings. The 28 year old scored 35 runs including five boundaries and a single six, until getting clean bowled by Dom Bess in the 63rd over.It was only single digit scores from the lower batting order of Windies, as Kemar Roach (5) and Alzarri Joseph (9) lost wickets early against Bess and Stokes respectively. Shannon Gabriel was the last man standing with a duck, as West Indies were packed up on 198 in the 71st over.Stokes was the hero of the English dressing room. With a stellar batting performance and picking two wickets, the vice captain was termed as the superhero ‘Mr Incredible’ by his teammate Joe Root.“He’s Mr Incredible. I suppose,” Root said after the match, “I certainly think he can keep performing at this level. I think the sky’s the limit for him really.”If you like reading about MMA, make sure you check out MMAIndia.com Also follow India’s biggest arm wrestling tournament at ProPanja.comAlso read-Iceland cricket in disarray due to shortage of kits!Brett Lee: India vs Australia has no love lost – but on par with Ashes as pinnacle of cricket Advertisementlast_img read more