Raheem Sterling feels aggrieved as Everton hold on for a point

first_img Press Association Raheem Sterling was controversially denied a late penalty as Manchester City were held to a frustrating goalless draw by Everton. City striker Sergio Aguero also had a couple of penalty appeals turned down as City, a week after losing at Goodison Park in the Capital One Cup, once again found Everton a tough nut to crack. The major talking point prior to the game was the traffic problems on the motorway network around Manchester which delayed many supporters. The ground was not full at the scheduled 7.45pm start and the Everton team had even arrived later than planned, although not severely. People continued to trickle into the ground throughout a lively first half. Injury to Seamus Coleman meant that Everton lined up with Stones at right-back but with Phil Jagielka back from injury in the centre, the back four was not particularly weakened. City left playmaker David Silva on the bench and operated with Sterling behind Aguero and Jesus Navas and Kevin De Bruyne either side. City pieced together a slick early move as Sterling played in De Bruyne but the Belgian shot wide. Yaya Toure also tested Howard with a firm header. Aguero claimed he was tripped by Mohamed Besic when clean through but referee East gave nothing and Sterling fired over. At the other end, Nicolas Otamendi almost turned the ball into his own net as he stretched to cut out a Gerard Deulofeu cross while Leon Osman went close to a spectacular opener as he volleyed a Romelu Lukaku cross narrowly wide. City started the second half brighter but Everton defended doggedly and frustrated the hosts. Sterling failed to make firm contact in front of goal, Aguero hit the side-netting and Toure had an effort deflected over. Aguero did meet a De Bruyne corner with a firm shot but Howard was in the right position to palm away and the American then stretched out a boot to deny Sterling. Howard did even better to spread himself and block from Aguero again after the Argentinian had shrugged off countryman Ramiro Funes Mori, although the City man felt he had a penalty claim against the defender. City sent on Silva for the final 16 minutes in the hope of prising an opening but the visitors survived as Navas headed wide and Aguero wriggled through but missed the target. There was late drama as Aguero went down trying to beat two defenders but his appeal seemed optimistic. Sterling’s penalty claim seemed stronger, and fans thought East had pointed to the spot, but instead it was merely a goal-kick. TWEET OF THE MATCH “Take the draw or let’s go for the 3 points. I prefer the 3 points @Everton #COYB” – Tim Cahill wanted the Toffees to go all out for the win late on but he will have to be happy with a well earned draw at the Etihad. PLAYER RATINGS Manchester City Jo Hart: 6 Bacary Sagna: 6 Martin Demechelis: 6 Nicolas Otamendi: 6 Gael Clichy: 6 Fernando: 6 Yaya Toure: 8 Jesus Navas: 6 Kevin De Bruyne (Silva, 74): 7 Raheem Sterling: 7 Sergio Aguero: 7 Subs David Silva: 6 EVERTON Tim Howard: 8 John Stones: 6 Phil Jagielka: 7 Ramiro Funes Mori: 7 Leighton Baines: 6 Muhamed Besic: 7 Gareth Barry: 7 Leon Osman (Pienaar, 71): 6 Gerard Deulofeu (Kone, 71): 5 Ross Barkley: 5 Romelu Lukaku: 6 Subs Steven Pienaar: 5 Arouna Kone: 5 STAR MAN Tim Howard has been heavily criticised at times this season and there were calls for Joel Robles to keep his place after good cup performances. But Roberto Martinez has resolutely stuck by his man and was repaid handsomely here. Howard did not put a foot wrong, producing a series of impressive saves, particularly during a spell in the middle of the second half when Everton were under siege. MOMENT OF THE MATCH The majority of the chances fell to City but Leon Osman almost scored a goal-of-the-season contender in the 31st minute. A flowing Everton counter-attack ended with Romelu Lukaku crossing to the back post where Osman connected sublimely with a volley that flew just wide. VIEW FROM THE BENCH Both teams were restored to as full strength as possible following their cup outings. City boss Manuel Pellegrini played Raheem Sterling through the middle in an attacking quartet of Kevin De Bruyne, Jesus Navas and Sergio Aguero, with David Silva left on the bench. Everton captain Phil Jagielka made his first Premier League appearance in more than two months so John Stones moved to right-back to cover for the injured Seamus Coleman. As expected, Romelu Lukaku returned from his ankle knock to lead the attack. MOAN OF THE MATCH Traffic chaos around Manchester meant Everton were late arriving and the Etihad Stadium was only around two thirds full for kick-off. It was a shame the start was not delayed to allow more fans to get into the ground. WHO’S UP NEXT? Manchester City v Crystal Palace (Premier League, January 16) Chelsea v Everton (Premier League, January 16) Sterling went down under a challenge from John Stones in injury time but referee Roger East gave nothing and City dropped two points in the Barclays Premier League title race. City had dominated proceedings on a wet and cold night but were continually frustrated by the dogged visitors, for whom goalkeeper Tim Howard was outstanding. last_img read more

Trophy Stall backs Nand Persaud Sprint Classic Horserace Meet this Sunday

first_imgAS race day fast approaches, Trophy Stall is on board the Nand Persaud Sprint Classic Horserace Meet. The event is set for this Sunday (August 11) at the company’s racing facility, No.36 Village, Macedonia Estate, Corentyne, Berbice.  The meet, which is being promoted by the Sky Plus Incorporated Promotion Group, will see Trophy Stall put up the trophies for the events with full sponsorship for the Jockey category. Over 45 horses have registered so far.The presentation of the trophies was done yesterday at Trophy Stall’s Port Mourant Branch, Corentyne. General Manager of Trophy Stall, Ramesh Sunich, made the presentation to General Manager of the Nand Persaud Group of Companies and Event Coordinator Mohendra Persaud.Seven races are on the day’s card with over $4M in cash, trophies and other incentives up for grabs.The feature E and Lower 4 furlongs event is for a winning purse of $300 000 and a trophy. Expected to race are Score’s Even, Simple Side, Golden Dancer, TNT, Golden Blue Echo among others.Uprising Star, War Story, Dazzling Girl and Awesome Bandit are among those in the 2-year-old Guyana-bred event for the winning prize of $150 000 and trophy, over 660 yards.The J Class event has a number of entries while the K Class race will feature the likes of Touch the Cash, The Rock, Touch Down and Irish Boy.Among those down to battle it out in the L class male race are Cool Mood, Awesome Banner and Plane Land.The event for female L Class animals will see the likes of Pinky, Promise, Royal Progressive and Wonder Girl.The non-earners from the above two L Class races will then compete for a top prize.Apart from Trophy Stall, other major sponsors include Ansa McAl through its STAG Beer Brand, 4R Bearings and Belts, NPG Packaging and Plastics INC.The Champion jockey, trainer and stable will be rewarded with trophies and other incentives, compliments of Trophy Stall.Interested persons can make contact with Mohini on 600-4728 or Amanda on 618-5966 for more information. The Coordinator is Mohendra ‘Mohin’ Persaud.last_img read more

Lennox Lewis concerned  for heavyweight division

first_imgLENNOX Lewis says the heavyweight division risks falling into a state of “insignificance”, and he expects no ‘undisputed’ bout in 2020.Lewis, 54, won the WBC, WBA and IBF titles in November 1999 when he out-pointed Evander Holyfield in Las Vegas.He remains the last heavyweight to claim the ‘undisputed’ tag.“It shouldn’t be another 20 years before boxing has an undisputed heavyweight champion,” said Lewis in an Instagram post.The rise in prominence of the WBO belt since Lewis reigned means that is now also required by anyone seeking the ‘undisputed’ tag.Mexican-American Andy Ruiz Jr currently holds the IBF, WBA and WBO world titles, with Deontay Wilder in possession of the WBC belt.Fighters in other weight divisions, such as Katie Taylor, Claressa Shields, Oleksandr Usyk and Terence Crawford, have won all four but many fans were left frustrated when negotiations for an ‘undisputed’ bout between former champion Anthony Joshua and Wilder fell through in recent years.“British heavies have brought excitement back to the division, and just as I said before, just when the division has a pulse, we need the best fighting the best,” Lewis wrote on Wednesday, 20 years to the day since he beat Holyfield.“If this division doesn’t get on that track it faces the same fate that it’s been fighting to shake off… insignificance.“In a division where it’s very likely that on any given night any of the top fighters can beat each other, it seems the only way to get to undisputed is if there is no other route fighters can take but to face each other.“In today’s climate, unless the current champs win out, I don’t see an undisputed fight happening, even for 2020.“With rematch clauses, sanctioning body politics, and without just the shear will to make it happen by all involved, undisputed will remain just a dream in the minds of boxing fans around the world.”Lewis first claimed a world heavyweight title in 1993, becoming the first Briton to do so since Bob Fitzsimmons in 1897.Joshua looked set to be positioned for a future ‘undisputed’ bout until he fell to a shock loss to Ruiz in June, with the pair set to rematch on 7 December in Saudi Arabia.American Wilder defends his WBC belt against Luis Ortiz on 23 November and has raised the prospect of facing Ruiz despite having allegedly already agreed to fight Tyson Fury for a second time on 22 February.Britain’s Fury claims to be the ‘lineal’ world heavyweight champion having never lost the belts he won from Wladimir Klitschko in 2015 in the ring. (BBC Sport).last_img read more

University imposes sanctions on The Row

first_imgUSC has issued new sanctions on The Row after a string of hospital transports during what Student Affairs characterized as the “worst weekend of the semester.”According to a memo sent from Assistant Dean for Student Affairs Beth Saul and Associate Director for Fraternity and Sorority Leadership Development Ray Carlos and obtained by the Daily Trojan, fraternities and sororities can only host registered events between Friday at 3 p.m. and Sunday at 5 p.m. Students will also be required to show USC identification in order to attend events.Registered events must also be approved by the Los Angeles Fire Department.Sigma Alpha Epsilon has also been placed on social probation, according to a statement from Vice Provost for Student Affairs Ainsley Carry.Between Thursday and Sunday, ambulances transported seven people due to alcohol consumption as well as a female Loyola Marymount University student who was in serious condition after falling off a table at a party at Sigma Alpha Epsilon.Greek row · USC Student Affairs implemented changes to the Greek community that went into effect immediately. Sororities and fraternities can only host registered events between Friday at 3 p.m. and Sunday at 5 p.m. – Austin Vogel | Daily Trojan“With regard to the case of a student from Loyola Marymount University injured at an unregistered party, the university has placed the chapter where the injury occurred on immediate social probation,” the statement said. “Social events at the chapter will be prohibited until this matter is resolved.  Student Affairs is in communication with the chapter’s national office to coordinate the response and possible disciplinary action.”Carry also said that the case will be investigated by the Office of Student Judicial and Community Standards.Four of the eight transports occurred on The Row, with another two occurring within two blocks, according to Dept. of Public Safety incident logs. An average of four people have been transported from The Row to a hospital each week.An email from Interfraternity Council Executive Vice President Carlos Portela to fraternity presidents also said that the university’s “patience was running low” because of a high number of alcohol-related incidents.Neither LAPD nor DPS Captain David Carlisle could disclose the name of the woman who fell. DPS also could not disclose the status of her health.LAPD is currently investigating the incident.“It is unfortunate to say this,” Portela wrote in the email, “but any sense of self-governance we were trying to keep up is no longer viable since this stance has come directly from the Student Affairs office.”Portela wrote the sanctions will continue “indefinitely” and that he did not expect the restrictions to be lifted by Oct. 31.President of Sigma Alpha Epsilon Oliver Mittelstaedt declined to comment other than to say “our thoughts and prayers are with [the woman], her family and her friends as she recovers.”The sanctions come after a recent increase in LAPD monitoring on The Row this semester.Students in Greek life were told they were not allowed to comment on Row activities.Annalise Mantz, Daniel Rothberg and Isabella Sayyah contributed to this report.Updated at 8:55 p.m.: This post has been updated to include a statement from Vice Provost for Student Affairs Dr. Ainsley Carry.USC Risk Management 10.14.13last_img read more

Entries Open for Greensprings/Kanu Football Camp Season Six

first_imgAfter successfully staging five editions, the annual Greensprings /Kanu Football Camp enters season six this year and registration for the glamorous football clinic begins across the country.The camp has churned out stars for the national team, while students from various public schools in Lagos have benefited from the educational scholarships awarded to outstanding participants at the camp.According to the Executive Director of Greensprings School, Mrs. Lai Koiki, the football camp is part of the school’s mission of moulding the total child. “The camp forms part of the holistic education that we offer and we believe that children are multitalented. Every bit of what they have to do should be enhanced and this gives them an opportunity outside school. Beyond this, it is a camp that is open, not just to our students but to students from other schools, giving them an opportunity of making new friends and socialising.“It now extends beyond social barriers and at least those on the other side of the divide will see what life is like here. It also sensitizes them to the reality of life and of course it is an opportunity to strengthen discipline, which is one of its goals. We believe that if you want to become a star or if you want to succeed in sports, you have to be disciplined,” she said.For this year’s camp, top coaches from Europe are expected to coordinate activities at the five-day training camp.As a football loving nation, Mrs. Koiki added; “Nigeria has lost its grass root elements somewhere along the line, so this is part of our own contribution in re-awakening and discovering grassroots talents.With gains of the camp obviously rubbing off positively on the school, the Director added, “as an off-shoot of this football camp, we have been able to do some corporate social responsibilities that have had a positive social impact. We now have five football scholars, who have also gone ahead to represent Nigeria at the national level. On the academic side and the social side, this platform has given them a new ease of life. As to where they can get to, it is interesting to note that a few of our parents have adopted these children, so it’s a different lifestyle and a different experience. I am sure the sky is probably a stepping stone for them.For students willing to be part of this year’s edition which is scheduled to hold from April 3 to 8 at Lekki campus of Greensprings School, Lagos, the organizer said forms can be obtained from either Anthony or Lekki campuses. It is also available online at www.greenspringskanufootballcamp.org . Offer of educational scholarship awards at Greensprings School are available for outstanding students at the camp.Former Super Eagles captain, Nwankwo Kanu is expected to be part of the camp and many other exciting events lined up for the students.Share this:FacebookRedditTwitterPrintPinterestEmailWhatsAppSkypeLinkedInTumblrPocketTelegramlast_img read more

Jansen has no regrets about calling out Dodgers fans for All-Star snubs

first_img Newsroom GuidelinesNews TipsContact UsReport an Error “He’s passionate,” Roberts said. “No one loves the Dodgers more than Kenley does. He cares.“He came back to pitch for the Dodgers, to pitch for these fans. Anything that’s said should be taken knowing the guy’s heart.”Rotation shuffleLike the X-rays last week, a bone scan of Hyun-Jin Ryu’s left foot Monday confirmed there was no fracture caused by Andrelton Simmons’ line drive during Ryu’s start last Wednesday in Anaheim. But “there’s some pain in there,” according to Roberts, so Ryu was placed on the DL Tuesday and right-hander Ross Stripling was recalled from Triple-A Oklahoma City.“Hyun-Jin is in the clear but he’s still sore,” Roberts said of the results. “I don’t know what day he’ll come back to start. Obviously it’ll be in the second half but where we’ll slot him in, we don’t know yet.“We just want him to feel good about his foot, get back on a mound and get in a sim game at some point. Then we’ll go from there.”With Ryu out until after the All-Star break, right-hander Kenta Maeda stays in the rotation despite another poor start Sunday in San Diego (five runs in 3 2/3 innings). Maeda will start Friday against the Kansas City Royals.Roberts said right-hander Brandon McCarthy will come off the DL and start Saturday against the Royals.On the DL with tendinitis in his right knee, McCarthy threw four innings in a simulated-game setting to hitters at Rancho Cucamonga on Monday.Left-hander Scott Kazmir is scheduled to continue his rehab assignment with Class-A Rancho Cucamonga and make a third start for the Quakes on Friday.AlsoClay Bellinger, father of Dodgers rookie Cody, threw a round of batting practice to the Dodgers before Tuesday’s game. Cody has accepted an invitation to participate in the Home Run Derby next week in Miami and his father (a former big-league infielder) will pitch to him. “I love the fans,” he said. “I never rip the fans. I know we have the best fans in baseball. That’s one of the reasons I came back (after reaching free agency last winter).”Jansen praised the Dodgers for “leading baseball in attendance every year” and “selling 3 million tickets before the season even starts – almost as if these were talking points suggested by Dodgers PR. Jansen also pointed out that he had included himself when he said Sunday “We should have voted” enough to elect an All-Star starter and said he was being “a messenger” for teammates who were disappointed on behalf of Turner and Seager.“I’m going to stand up for my teammates,” he said. “That’s why I said what I said.”Jansen acknowledged that he is “aware” many fans are unable to see most Dodgers games on TV because of the on-going stalemate with cable distributors (now in its fourth year), a factor that could hold down vote totals for Dodgers players. But he pointed out fans are finding a way to vote now – Turner was the early NL leader in the ‘Final Vote’ online competition for a spot on the All-Star roster. The Dodgers have waged a strong campaign through social media and the team’s TV and radio broadcasts to stir up support for Turner in the competition which runs through Thursday. Even Dodgers manager Dave Roberts joked that he spent the off day Monday “on his couch, voting for JT.”As for Jansen blaming the fans Sunday, Roberts said he saw it as Jansen being a team leader and showing his support for his teammates.center_img LOS ANGELES >> Kenley Jansen frequently finds himself in precarious positions.“My job is risky,” he said. “Either I’m going to blow it or I’m going to get the save.”The knowing smile that accompanied Jansen’s statement made it clear the Dodgers closer didn’t think he had blown it by calling out Dodgers fans for failing to elect a starter to the National League All-Star team. Any backlash from his comments Sunday has left him unfazed.Jansen said he didn’t regret saying it was “Dodgers’ fans’ fault” that Corey Seager and Justin Turner weren’t voted in as starters for next week’s All-Star Game and disagreed with any interpretation that he was ripping Dodgers’ fans.last_img read more

Lakers beat up on Warriors without Anthony Davis’ help

first_img Trail Blazers beat Grizzlies in play-in, earn first-round series with the Lakers Howard and McGee combined for 33 points and 25 rebounds as the Lakers scored 64 points in the paint as a team, and 23 off second-chance opportunities. The Lakers outrebounded the Warriors by 18.Far from being a heated position battle, McGee said the dynamic between him and Howard has been supportive.“If I’m having a bad game, then he’s picking me up,” McGee said. “If he’s having a bad game, then I’m picking him up. If we’re both having a great game, we’re winning the game.”The perimeter didn’t go much better, as the inexperienced Warriors hit walls against screens, were fooled by routine handoffs and pick-and-rolls, and left plenty of shooters open as the Lakers reached the 30-assist mark for the fourth consecutive game (31 total).There was some troubling news on the injury front: Kentavious Caldwell-Pope left the game with a left ankle injury. X-rays showed no sign of serious concern, but he will be re-evaluated Thursday morning.Following a breakout night in Phoenix on Tuesday, Kyle Kuzma kept his post-injury momentum rolling with a 7-for-12 night from the floor with 22 points, hitting contested layups and 3-pointers (3 for 6) alike. The Lakers’ outside threats, who have underwhelmed to start the season, shot 45 percent from 3-point range (9 for 20).For the entire fourth quarter, James sat to the right of the resting Davis and DeMarcus Cousins in a long-sleeve warmup shirt, looking quite at ease himself as his team rolled to its ninth victory in the last 10 games.“Coming off a back-to-back, it’s very easy to go into the dull stage or feel a little tired,” James said. “I let the group know that I wasn’t, and see if they was gonna feed off that. And they did.”Related Articles Lakers, Clippers schedules set for first round of NBA playoffs AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MOREUCLA alum Kenny Clark signs four-year contract extension with PackersIt could hardly have been a better night to rest Anthony Davis, the Lakers’ leading scorer through 10 games (26.3 ppg), who took time off to recover from a sore right shoulder. James capably carried the load, winding up with 23 points and 12 assists in just 26 minutes.The Lakers have been winning, but hardly with this breadth of comfort.“It’s been a while since we had one like that,” Coach Frank Vogel said. “I welcome it.”James, of course, didn’t manage it by himself: Everyone ate. By halftime, all 10 Lakers who had checked in had scored, and each of them wound up with at least six points by the end of the night.This was most readily felt in the paint, where James charged in at will, and McGee and Dwight Howard enjoyed larger roles on offense. Whereas the Warriors’ undersized lineup with Kevin Durant, Klay Thompson and Steph Curry was once its strength, without that trio of stars it was simply undersized. Of the players who took the court for Golden State on Wednesday night, only Draymond Green (10 points, five assists) played any minutes at all for the Warriors last season. Newsroom GuidelinesNews TipsContact UsReport an Error Lakers practice early hoping to answer all questions center_img Trail Blazers, Grizzlies advance to NBA play-in game; Suns, Spurs see playoff dreams dashed PreviousThe Lakers’ Dwight Howard, right, grabs a rebound over the Warriors’ Ky Bowman (12) during the first half of Wednesday’s game at Staples Center. (AP Photo/Marcio Jose Sanchez)The Warriors’ D’Angelo Russell, right, is defended by the Lakers’ JaVale McGee during the first half of Wednesday’s game at Staples Center. (AP Photo/Marcio Jose Sanchez) SoundThe gallery will resume insecondsLeBron james of the Los Angeles Lakers (C) goes to the hoop under pressure from Draymond Green (R) of the Golden State Warriors during their the regular season game at the Staples Center in Los Angeles on November 13, 2019. (Photo by Frederic J. BROWN / AFP) (Photo by FREDERIC J. BROWN/AFP via Getty Images)Los Angeles Lakers’ Alex Caruso reacts after making a 3-point basket against the Golden State Warriors during the first half of an NBA basketball game Wednesday, Nov. 13, 2019, in Los Angeles. (AP Photo/Marcio Jose Sanchez)Golden State Warriors’ D’Angelo Russell (0) dunks past Los Angeles Lakers’ LeBron James (23) during the first half of an NBA basketball game Wednesday, Nov. 13, 2019, in Los Angeles. (AP Photo/Marcio Jose Sanchez)Golden State Warriors’ D’Angelo Russell directs his team during the first half of an NBA basketball game against the Los Angeles Lakers on Wednesday, Nov. 13, 2019, in Los Angeles. (AP Photo/Marcio Jose Sanchez)Golden State Warriors’ D’Angelo Russell (0) passes the ball as Los Angeles Lakers’ Alex Caruso (4) and Dwight Howard (39) defend during the first half of an NBA basketball game Wednesday, Nov. 13, 2019, in Los Angeles. (AP Photo/Marcio Jose Sanchez)Golden State Warriors’ Draymond Green (23) dunks near Los Angeles Lakers’ JaVale McGee (7), Jared Dudley (10) and Danny Green (14) during the first half of an NBA basketball game Wednesday, Nov. 13, 2019, in Los Angeles. (AP Photo/Marcio Jose Sanchez)Los Angeles Lakers head coach Frank Vogel yells out instructions as the team plays the Golden State Warriors during the first half of an NBA basketball game Wednesday, Nov. 13, 2019, in Los Angeles. (AP Photo/Marcio Jose Sanchez)Golden State Warriors’ Willie Cauley-Stein (2) dunks past Los Angeles Lakers’ LeBron James (23) during the first half of an NBA basketball game Wednesday, Nov. 13, 2019, in Los Angeles. (AP Photo/Marcio Jose Sanchez)Dwight Howard of the Los Angeles Lakers (R) looks to pass under pressure from Willie Cauley-Stein of the Golden State Warriors (L) during the regular season game at the Staples Center in Los Angeles on November 13, 2019. (Photo by Frederic J. BROWN / AFP) (Photo by FREDERIC J. BROWN/AFP via Getty Images)Dwight Howard of the Los Angeles Lakers scores as Alec Burks of the Golden State Warriors watches during their the regular season game at the Staples Center in Los Angeles on November 13, 2019. (Photo by Frederic J. BROWN / AFP) (Photo by FREDERIC J. BROWN/AFP via Getty Images)Golden State Warriors’ Willie Cauley-Stein, right, reaches for a high pass next to Los Angeles Lakers’ LeBron James (23) during the first half of an NBA basketball game Wednesday, Nov. 13, 2019, in Los Angeles. (AP Photo/Marcio Jose Sanchez)Golden State Warriors’ Eric Paschall (7) scores over Los Angeles Lakers’ Dwight Howard (39) during the first half of an NBA basketball game Wednesday, Nov. 13, 2019, in Los Angeles. (AP Photo/Marcio Jose Sanchez)Golden State Warriors’ Willie Cauley-Stein (2) dunks past Los Angeles Lakers’ LeBron James (23) during the first half of an NBA basketball game Wednesday, Nov. 13, 2019, in Los Angeles. (AP Photo/Marcio Jose Sanchez)LOS ANGELES, CALIFORNIA – NOVEMBER 13: LeBron James #23 of the Los Angeles Lakers slips as he dribbles in front of Glenn Robinson III #22 of the Golden State Warriors during the first half at Staples Center on November 13, 2019 in Los Angeles, California. NOTE TO USER: User expressly acknowledges and agrees that, by downloading and/or using this photograph, user is consenting to the terms and conditions of the Getty Images License Agreement. (Photo by Harry How/Getty Images)LOS ANGELES, CALIFORNIA – NOVEMBER 13: LeBron James #23 of the Los Angeles Lakers slips as he dribbles in front of Glenn Robinson III #22 of the Golden State Warriors during the first half at Staples Center on November 13, 2019 in Los Angeles, California. NOTE TO USER: User expressly acknowledges and agrees that, by downloading and/or using this photograph, user is consenting to the terms and conditions of the Getty Images License Agreement. (Photo by Harry How/Getty Images)LeBron James of the Los Angeles Lakers maintains possession after slipping on the court against the Golden State Warriors during the regular season game at the Staples Center in Los Angeles on November 13, 2019. (Photo by Frederic J. BROWN / AFP) (Photo by FREDERIC J. BROWN/AFP via Getty Images)LOS ANGELES, CALIFORNIA – NOVEMBER 13: LeBron James #23 of the Los Angeles Lakers celebrates his basket and Golden State Warriors foul during the first half at Staples Center on November 13, 2019 in Los Angeles, California. NOTE TO USER: User expressly acknowledges and agrees that, by downloading and/or using this photograph, user is consenting to the terms and conditions of the Getty Images License Agreement. (Photo by Harry How/Getty Images)LOS ANGELES, CALIFORNIA – NOVEMBER 13: D’Angelo Russell #0 of the Golden State Warriors drives to the basket on Dwight Howard #39 of the Los Angeles Lakers during the first half at Staples Center on November 13, 2019 in Los Angeles, California. NOTE TO USER: User expressly acknowledges and agrees that, by downloading and/or using this photograph, user is consenting to the terms and conditions of the Getty Images License Agreement. (Photo by Harry How/Getty Images)LOS ANGELES, CALIFORNIA – NOVEMBER 13: D’Angelo Russell #0 of the Golden State Warriors loses the ball between Jared Dudley #10 and LeBron James #23 of the Los Angeles Lakers during the first half at Staples Center on November 13, 2019 in Los Angeles, California. NOTE TO USER: User expressly acknowledges and agrees that, by downloading and/or using this photograph, user is consenting to the terms and conditions of the Getty Images License Agreement. (Photo by Harry How/Getty Images)LOS ANGELES, CALIFORNIA – NOVEMBER 13: Marquese Chriss #32 of the Golden State Warriors passes as he is surrounded by Alex Caruso #4, Dwight Howard #39 and Kyle Kuzma #0 of the Los Angeles Lakers during the first half at Staples Center on November 13, 2019 in Los Angeles, California. NOTE TO USER: User expressly acknowledges and agrees that, by downloading and/or using this photograph, user is consenting to the terms and conditions of the Getty Images License Agreement. (Photo by Harry How/Getty Images)LOS ANGELES, CALIFORNIA – NOVEMBER 13: D’Angelo Russell #0 of the Golden State Warriors scores past Kyle Kuzma #0 of the Los Angeles Lakers during the first half at Staples Center on November 13, 2019 in Los Angeles, California. NOTE TO USER: User expressly acknowledges and agrees that, by downloading and/or using this photograph, user is consenting to the terms and conditions of the Getty Images License Agreement. (Photo by Harry How/Getty Images)LOS ANGELES, CALIFORNIA – NOVEMBER 13: JaVale McGee #7 of the Los Angeles Lakers celebrates his pass, leading to a LeBron James #23 dunk, during the first half against the Golden State Warriors at Staples Center on November 13, 2019 in Los Angeles, California. NOTE TO USER: User expressly acknowledges and agrees that, by downloading and/or using this photograph, user is consenting to the terms and conditions of the Getty Images License Agreement. (Photo by Harry How/Getty Images)LOS ANGELES, CALIFORNIA – NOVEMBER 13: Glenn Robinson III #22 of the Golden State Warriors grabs a rebound in front of Danny Green #14 of the Los Angeles Lakers, JaVale McGee #7 and LeBron James #23 of the Los Angeles Lakers during the first half at Staples Center on November 13, 2019 in Los Angeles, California. NOTE TO USER: User expressly acknowledges and agrees that, by downloading and/or using this photograph, user is consenting to the terms and conditions of the Getty Images License Agreement. (Photo by Harry How/Getty Images)Golden State Warriors’ Draymond Green questions a call during the second half of the team’s NBA basketball game against the Los Angeles Lakers on Wednesday, Nov. 13, 2019, in Los Angeles. (AP Photo/Marcio Jose Sanchez)Los Angeles Lakers’ LeBron James (23) shoots between Golden State Warriors’ Eric Paschall, left, and Alec Burks (8) during the second half of an NBA basketball game Wednesday, Nov. 13, 2019, in Los Angeles. (AP Photo/Marcio Jose Sanchez)LOS ANGELES, CALIFORNIA – NOVEMBER 13: Willie Cauley-Stein #2 of the Golden State Warriors passes in front of Jared Dudley #10 of the Los Angeles Lakers during the first half at Staples Center on November 13, 2019 in Los Angeles, California. NOTE TO USER: User expressly acknowledges and agrees that, by downloading and/or using this photograph, user is consenting to the terms and conditions of the Getty Images License Agreement. (Photo by Harry How/Getty Images)Los Angeles Lakers’ Alex Caruso (4) drives to the basket as Golden State Warriors’ Marquese Chriss (32) defends during the second half of an NBA basketball game Wednesday, Nov. 13, 2019, in Los Angeles. (AP Photo/Marcio Jose Sanchez)Los Angeles Lakers’ Kyle Kuzma, left, scores past Golden State Warriors’ Glenn Robinson III during the second half of an NBA basketball game Wednesday, Nov. 13, 2019, in Los Angeles. (AP Photo/Marcio Jose Sanchez)LOS ANGELES, CALIFORNIA – NOVEMBER 13: Draymond Green #23 of the Golden State Warriors celebrates his dunk during the first half against the Golden State Warriors at Staples Center on November 13, 2019 in Los Angeles, California. NOTE TO USER: User expressly acknowledges and agrees that, by downloading and/or using this photograph, user is consenting to the terms and conditions of the Getty Images License Agreement. (Photo by Harry How/Getty Images)Los Angeles Lakers’ LeBron James passes the ball near the basket as Golden State Warriors’ Marquese Chriss, center, and Eric Paschall, left, defend during the second half of an NBA basketball game Wednesday, Nov. 13, 2019, in Los Angeles. (AP Photo/Marcio Jose Sanchez)Los Angeles Lakers’ JaVale McGee dunks over Golden State Warriors’ Draymond Green (23), Glenn Robinson III (22) and D’Angelo Russell, left, during the second half of an NBA basketball game Wednesday, Nov. 13, 2019, in Los Angeles. (AP Photo/Marcio Jose Sanchez)Los Angeles Lakers’ LeBron James questions a call during the second half of the team’s NBA basketball game against the Golden State Warriors on Wednesday, Nov. 13, 2019, in Los Angeles. (AP Photo/Marcio Jose Sanchez)LOS ANGELES, CALIFORNIA – NOVEMBER 13: D’Angelo Russell #0 of the Golden State Warriors steals a pass in front of Avery Bradley #11 of the Los Angeles Lakers during the first half at Staples Center on November 13, 2019 in Los Angeles, California. NOTE TO USER: User expressly acknowledges and agrees that, by downloading and/or using this photograph, user is consenting to the terms and conditions of the Getty Images License Agreement. (Photo by Harry How/Getty Images)Los Angeles Lakers’ Avery Bradley, right, scores over Golden State Warriors’ Jordan Poole, center, and Willie Cauley-Stein during the second half of an NBA basketball game Wednesday, Nov. 13, 2019, in Los Angeles. (AP Photo/Marcio Jose Sanchez)Golden State Warriors coach Steve Kerr argues with a referee during the second half of the team’s NBA basketball game against the Los Angeles Lakers on Wednesday, Nov. 13, 2019, in Los Angeles. (AP Photo/Marcio Jose Sanchez)Golden State Warriors’ D’Angelo Russell, right, dribbles around Los Angeles Lakers’ Avery Bradley, center, on a screen from Draymond Green during the second half of an NBA basketball game Wednesday, Nov. 13, 2019, in Los Angeles. (AP Photo/Marcio Jose Sanchez)Los Angeles Lakers’ Dwight Howard, top, dunks over Golden State Warriors’ Alec Burks (8), Glenn Robinson III (22) and Marquese Chriss, bottom left, during the second half of an NBA basketball game Wednesday, Nov. 13, 2019, in Los Angeles. (AP Photo/Marcio Jose Sanchez)LOS ANGELES, CALIFORNIA – NOVEMBER 13: LeBron James #23 of the Los Angeles Lakers and Anthony Davis #3 of the Los Angeles Lakers react to a Laker basket during the first half against the Golden State Warriors at Staples Center on November 13, 2019 in Los Angeles, California. NOTE TO USER: User expressly acknowledges and agrees that, by downloading and/or using this photograph, user is consenting to the terms and conditions of the Getty Images License Agreement. (Photo by Harry How/Getty Images)The Lakers’ Dwight Howard, right, grabs a rebound over the Warriors’ Ky Bowman (12) during the first half of Wednesday’s game at Staples Center. (AP Photo/Marcio Jose Sanchez)NextShow Caption1 of 40The Lakers’ Dwight Howard, right, grabs a rebound over the Warriors’ Ky Bowman (12) during the first half of Wednesday’s game at Staples Center. (AP Photo/Marcio Jose Sanchez)ExpandLOS ANGELES — Even when it wasn’t going smoothly, it still went well.An example: a teetering second quarter jumper by LeBron James, mere moments after he slipped to the floor, then ran a blown-up pick-and-roll play. He hoisted a shot, hoping to draw the foul (he did). Only the shot went in, too, and James held his shooting hand hanging in the air as Dwight Howard shook his head with a restrained kind of awe.Shots like that went in for the Lakers on Wednesday night. And far less difficult ones as well.The team that used to be the Golden State Warriors (2-10) was steamrolled at Staples Center 120-94, cleared away like debris by the far more experienced Lakers (9-2). Though playing at half-speed at times on the second night of a back-to-back, the Lakers never lacked control – from a lob dunk by JaVale McGee seven seconds after tip-off, to the closing seconds as purple and gold streamers tumbled from the rafters into the stands. It was not without some sloppy ends. The Lakers didn’t look much like the second-ranked defense in the league (which they were entering the game), allowing former Laker D’Angelo Russell to score 17 of his 21 points by halftime. The early going was more back-and-forth than they would have liked: Vogel called a timeout after a 17-15 start.But from the beginning, the Lakers’ shot-making sealed the fate of the Warriors: The Lakers went on a 12-0 run out of the timeout and went on to hit 16 of their first 20 attempts. They led by as much as 27 points.In the Lakers’ locker room, there were no tears shed for Golden State’s fallen dynasty. James said he thought it was strange to watch the Warriors without Curry and Thompson on TV, but added, with a sharp note, that “I played them in the Finals without Kyrie (Irving) and Kevin (Love).” Kuzma called it “the life cycle of the NBA.”“You can’t be great forever,” he said. “They’re a dynasty throughout this decade, won three rings and had a lot of success. When you play that much basketball every single year, you’re bound to have nicks and bruises and pains.”More relatively easy sailing lies ahead for the Lakers, who play their next three games at home against the Kings, Hawks and Thunder – all of whom are languishing under .500. While Davis is expected to return on Friday when Sacramento visits, kicking around the Warriors was a positive sign that the Lakers don’t necessarily need him to lay on a beating. How athletes protesting the national anthem has evolved over 17 years last_img read more

John Ross injury update: Bengals wide receiver (hamstring) could practice as soon as this weekend

first_img“He won’t play this Thursday. Sunday would be the target for him. He’ll get a full two weeks of practice before Seattle,” Taylor said, via the Cincinnati Enquirer.Ross has missed all of training camp and will now miss Cincinnati’s third preseason game. Related News John Ross could be back on the field soon.The oft-injured Bengals wide receiver has been dealing with a hamstring injury that has kept him sidelined since the end of July. But now, coach Zac Taylor said Ross is expected to practice as early as this weekend. A.J. Green injury update: Bengals receiver (ankle) remains in walking boot He dealt with a knee injury his rookie season and played in just three games and didn’t record a reception. Ross came back in 2018 to catch 21 passes for 210 yardsHe is expected to be among quarterback Andy Dalton’s favorite targets this season, but Cincinnati’s depth chart is looking thin with an injury to fellow receiver A.J. Green.last_img read more

Wellington City Council to hold work session Wednesday at 5:30 p.m.

first_imgSubmitted to Sumner Newscow — The Wellington City Council will hold a Work Session on Wednesday, August 27, 2014, at 5:30 p.m., in the Council room at City Hall, 317 S. Washington, Wellington. The purpose of the Council Work Session is to hold an Executive Session to discuss applicants interviewed for the City Manager’s position.Follow us on Twitter. Close Forgot password? Please put in your email: Send me my password! Close message Login This blog post All blog posts Subscribe to this blog post’s comments through… RSS Feed Subscribe via email Subscribe Subscribe to this blog’s comments through… RSS Feed Subscribe via email Subscribe Follow the discussion Comments (3) Logging you in… Close Login to IntenseDebate Or create an account Username or Email: Password: Forgot login? Cancel Login Close WordPress.com Username or Email: Password: Lost your password? Cancel Login Dashboard | Edit profile | Logout Logged in as Admin Options Disable comments for this page Save Settings Sort by: Date Rating Last Activity Loading comments… You are about to flag this comment as being inappropriate. Please explain why you are flagging this comment in the text box below and submit your report. The blog admin will be notified. Thank you for your input. +4 Vote up Vote down craig · 311 weeks ago OK, so is this open to the public? If not, why? Report Reply 0 replies · active 311 weeks ago +1 Vote up Vote down SuCo Pride · 311 weeks ago The meeting will be open to the public, but not the Executive Session. As this is a personel matter, the Council is well within the rights of KOMA to move into Executive Session to discuss. On a different note, I’m not certain that the Council can move in to an Executive Session during a work session. During a work session, no binding action is to take place, and no motions are to be made. It takes a motion, a second, and a vote to move in to Executive Session. Not sure how they will handle that. Again, this is just another example of why a Hiring Committee should have been formed, and this not to have been a task taken by the Council. Report Reply 0 replies · active 311 weeks ago +1 Vote up Vote down craig · 311 weeks ago Thank you for the insight. For a number of reasons, the next city manager hire has become a matter of considerable import. Many are of the opinion this move should be made by professionals qualified to do so – and not politicians – and not shrouded in secrecy. Wellington simply cannot repeat the mistakes of the past. On any level. Report Reply 0 replies · active 311 weeks ago Post a new comment Enter text right here! Comment as a Guest, or login: Login to IntenseDebate Login to WordPress.com Login to Twitter Go back Tweet this comment Connected as (Logout) Email (optional) Not displayed publicly. Name Email Website (optional) Displayed next to your comments. Not displayed publicly. If you have a website, link to it here. Posting anonymously. Tweet this comment Submit Comment Subscribe to None Replies All new comments Comments by IntenseDebate Enter text right here! Reply as a Guest, or login: Login to IntenseDebate Login to WordPress.com Login to Twitter Go back Tweet this comment Connected as (Logout) Email (optional) Not displayed publicly. Name Email Website (optional) Displayed next to your comments. Not displayed publicly. If you have a website, link to it here. Posting anonymously. Tweet this comment Cancel Submit Comment Subscribe to None Replies All new commentslast_img read more

Walt Disney World Reopens with New Guidelines, Restrictions

first_img“The Most Magical Place on Earth” has reopened after being closed for nearly four months due to the pandemic.Walt Disney World’s Magic Kingdom and Animal Kingdom reopened Saturday, with new rules and procedures in place to help prevent further spread of COVID-19.Meanwhile, Epcot and Disney’s Hollywood Studios will open Wednesday, July 15.“It’s the chance to come back and be in the magic,” said Diane Watkins, a preschool teacher from Helena, Alabama, who visits the park about eight times a year. “Hot or not, mask or not, we’re just happy to be here. I feel like everybody here is in the same frame of mind. Everybody is just so excited to be here.”Watkins added that when she and her 16-year-old daughter walked into the Magic Kingdom on Saturday morning, and saw all the cast members lined up and clapping on Main Street, she cried.“It was very emotional,” she said.Universal Orlando and SeaWorld Orlando also closed in mid-March, but reopened several weeks ago after implementing similar rules to protect employees and guests from the virus.Disney’s new rules include mandatory masks and social distancing. Visitors also need reservations in order to enter a park, and cannot hop between parks.In addition, visitors and employees will have their temperatures checked when entering the parks.Fireworks shows and parades have been suspended, in an effort to prevent crowds from gathering.Guests mostly appeared to be adhering to the physical distancing cues and guidelines.Some attractions and dining areas are not yet open.Another change is that visitors are not permitted hug and greet the costumed Disney characters.Instead, the characters are now in “cavalcades,” or motorcades, as they travel through the park.Last May, the company reopened Disney Springs, a complex of shops, restaurants and entertainment venues in Lake Buena Vista.last_img read more