Women of Troy routed by San Diego State

first_imgThe USC women’s basketball team went on the road for the second time this week and suffered its biggest loss of the season, an 80-46 defeat by San Diego State on Friday.Cold · Senior forward Christina Marinacci shot just 1-for-6 and scored three points against SDSU. She is averaging 6.7 points per game. – Chris Pham | Daily TrojanJunior forward Cassie Harberts led the Women of Troy (3-3) with 15 points, five rebounds and three blocks. Sophomore guard Ariya Crook added 11 points for USC, which had no other player score more than four points.Guard Courtney Clements led the Aztecs (4-2) with a season-high 25 points and grabbed six rebounds, while guard Chelsea Hopkins finished with 13 points, seven rebounds and five assists.The game started out close, with the Aztecs leading 23-16 with 8:28 left in the first half. USC would take advantage of opportunities generated by offensive rebounds, cutting the score to 23-20 thanks to consecutive layups by freshman guard Brianna Barrett and senior forward Christina Marinacci. After the last media timeout of the first half, the Aztecs went on a 15-4 run, which included three 3-pointers, putting San Diego State up 38-24 at the half.“We aren’t a tournament team as of right now and we’re trying to be that tournament team,” co-captain Marinacci said last week. “When we play teams that played in the NCAA tournament, it’s gonna be really important for us to get those wins.”Harberts led USC with nine points at the half, while freshman guard Jordan Adams had three rebounds. USC shot 30 percent from the field in the half compared to the Aztecs’ 43 percent.San Diego State continued its hot shooting to start the second half, going on a 5-0 run to extend their lead to 19. After back-to-back jumpers from Harberts and Crook brought the score to 43-28, the Aztecs went on a 13-4 run to jump out to a 56-33 lead. The Aztecs would shoot 50 percent from the field in the second half, including 3-for-5 from behind the arc, and jump out to a 34-point lead, their biggest of the game, with 49 seconds to go. The Women of Troy shot 35 percent in the second half, while making the only 3-pointer attempted in the half.USC committed only 13 turnovers for the second straight game but was unable to overcome shooting 32 percent from the field, including 2 for 11 from behind the arc. The Aztecs shot 46 percent from the field and 38 percent from behind the arc, committing only eight turnovers. San Diego State also out-rebounded the Women of Troy 48-29 (19-10 on the offensive boards), marking the first time USC has been out-rebounded by an opponent all season. Both teams committed at least 14 fouls, with the Women of Troy shooting 8 of 12 from the free-throw line while the Aztecs shot 10 for 18.“Right now, it’s about this year and this group,” said USC associate coach Daron Park last week prior to the contest. “Our team is certainly different from the one last year. San Diego State is certainly different from the one last year also. It’s a great early-season test. We love playing great non-conference opponents.”Redshirt freshman forward Deanna Calhoun and sophomore guard Rachel Totten played their first minutes for USC in the loss. Calhoun picked up three fouls in seven minutes and Totten grabbed a rebound in three minutes. Neither player scored any points.USC looks to bounce back on the road against Fresno State (3-2) on Wednesday at 7 p.m. They will then return to the Galen Center on Dec. 15 at noon against Texas A&M (3-3).last_img read more

Thomson rink edges Salviulo to claim top spot at Doug Bothamley Memorial Cashspiel

first_imgThe cashspiel attracted 16 teams this year, playing for a purse of more than $12,000.Most of the teams were from the Kootenays and Okanagan with the Kent Rinne’s foursome from Spokane making th event an international Spiel.The Thomson of Freschi, Nobert and Faunt defeated the Nando Salviulo of Nelson team in a well played final match.In the “B” event, the Myron Nichol team from Castlegar defeated Nelson’s Jamie Tedesco  while the “C” event was an all Cranbrook final with Todd Pellerin’s team defeating Chris Medford.The “D” event was won by another Nelson team, Ross Noble’s foursome defeating the Heather Nichol rink from Castlegar/Rossland.Thomson and Freschi are half of the Bob Ursel rink from Kelowna. Ursel, third Dave Stephenson, Freschi and Thomson won the BC Senior Men’s title in 2015, finishing fourth at the Canadian Senior Championships.The team is again planning to make a run at the BC title, starting January 13-15 in Invermere. The BC Championships are set for February 20-26 in Salmon Arm.The Bonspiel Committee and Chairman Gary Beaudry would like to give a great big thanks to all the sponsors, teams, ice staff and volunteers, who all contributed to make this event successful. Half of the defending BC Seniors Curling team defended its Doug Bothamley Memorial Cashspiel title Sunday at the Nelson Curling Club.Fred Thomson of  Nelson and Don Freschi of Trail, with weekend warrior teammates lead Richard Faunt of Trail and second Rob Nobert of Kelowna, capturing the A Event final at the cashspiel Sunday afternoon.”It is the second year that this has been a Memorial Spiel, and this year the growth was evident,” said a spokesperson for the Doug Bothamley Memorial Cashspiel.”The format helps to attract men’s, ladies, mixed, competitive and house teams.”After a round robin, the draw format re-seeds teams for the playoffs, insuring that everyone has a chance to win some cash.”last_img read more

PBA: Hotshots torch Gin Kings, force decider

first_imgPanelo: Duterte ‘angry’ with SEA Games hosting hassles Ian Sangalang scored 21 points while Mark Barroca and Jio Jalalon made up for their lackluster showing in Game 1 to tally 17 and 13, respectively.“The most important thing here was our mind-set: That we needed to go all out,” Magnolia coach Chito Victolero told reporters. “This is what exactly we had hoped for. A chance to compete.”FEATURED STORIESSPORTSPrivate companies step in to help SEA Games hostingSPORTSPalace wants Cayetano’s PHISGOC Foundation probed over corruption chargesSPORTSSingapore latest to raise issue on SEA Games food, logisticsThird-ranked Barangay Ginebra drew much of its production from Sol Mercado, who scored 13 points. But he was the lone cager to churn out 10 or more for a team that played catchup from the get-go.Magnolia will try to ride on the momentum and dispose of their Manila Clasico rival this Wednesday at the same venue. Private companies step in to help SEA Games hosting Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Caloy Garcia, Rain or Shine ready for any team in semis “I like [our chances],” Victolero said. “With the same level of effort and desire, I think we’ll have a chance.”The scores:Magnolia 106 – Sangalang 21, Herndon 18, Jalalon 17, Barroca 13, Lee 13, Dela Rosa 11, Ramos 6, Abundo 3, Reavis 2, Brondial 2, Gamalinda 0, Melton 0, Pascual 0.Ginebra 77 – Mercado 13, Thompson 8, Ferrer 8, Dela Cruz 7, Caperal 6, Teodoro 6, Tenorio 5, Aguilar J. 5, Slaughter 5, Chan 4, Devance 4, Mariano 2.Quarters: 25-18, 51-38, 81-54, 106-77.ADVERTISEMENT PH underwater hockey team aims to make waves in SEA Games PLAY LIST 02:42PH underwater hockey team aims to make waves in SEA Games01:44Philippines marks anniversary of massacre with calls for justice01:19Fire erupts in Barangay Tatalon in Quezon City01:07Trump talks impeachment while meeting NCAA athletes02:49World-class track facilities installed at NCC for SEA Games02:11Trump awards medals to Jon Voight, Alison Krauss Duterte wants probe of SEA Games mess DA eyes importing ‘galunggong’ anew SEA Games hosting troubles anger Dutertecenter_img Cayetano: Senate, Drilon to be blamed for SEA Games mess View comments Photo by Tristan Tamayo/INQUIRER.netMANILA, Philippines—Magnolia came out with a lot of zest and quelled everything Barangay Ginebra threw their way in a 106-77 victory to level the playing field of their best-of-three PBA Philippine Cup quarterfinal series Monday night at Smart Araneta Coliseum in Cubao.The Hotshots made use of a blistering 11-0 start to keep the crowd darlings at the backseat early on. They kept on adding to the lead, widening the gap to as many as 31 points late in the game.ADVERTISEMENT Philippine Arena Interchange inaugurated Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. LATEST STORIES Hontiveros presses for security audit of national power grid MOST READlast_img read more

Winnipeg police fatal shooting of Aboriginal man nearly 7 years ago has

first_imgKenneth JacksonAPTN National NewsNearly seven years ago an Aboriginal man was shot dead by Winnipeg police on the front lawn of his home.And to this day the family of Craig McDougall, from Wasagamack First Nation, have been trying to find out what happened.All they know is that their son is dead and the officers involved were cleared.Police shootings in Manitoba are subject to an automatic inquest but in the case of McDougall, 26, the province of Manitoba didn’t call one until last August.“The question is why on earth would it take seven years?” said the family’s lawyer Corey Shefman. “It’s a little bit crazy and it makes the rest of the inquest that much less influential, because, of course, witness seven years down the road are not going to remember something other than what’s in their notes.”After McDougall was killed the case was reviewed by up to three “outside” agencies, said Shefman.“It first went to an outside police force, it then went to an outside Crown attorney (outside of Manitoba), then we believe it went to another outside police force for a follow-up investigation,” said Shefman. “But we’re not entirely sure because those reports haven’t been released to us and that is one of things we’re going to be asking for.”Still, he said those investigations shouldn’t have taken so many years.A date for the inquest hasn’t been set but Shefman expects the earliest it can happen is November.McDougall’s family came to a routine hearing in February despite knowing they weren’t going to learn anything. Shefman said they are desperate for answers and waiting for “justice.”They want to know what happened in the early morning hours of Aug. 2, 2008.Police said they were responding to 788 Simcoe St. on a disturbance call. They said at the time that McDougall had a knife when they shot him. APTN has confirmed McDougall was found with a kitchen knife. But it’s unknown how he got it.Bob Norton is a former inspector with the RCMP and was hired as a private investigator to look into the shooting several years ago. The following narrative is based on portions of his report.McDougall lived at 788 Simcoe St. with his dad Brian McDougall.Brian returned home from a local bar at about 2:30 a.m.People were having a few beers and about 45 minutes later an argument breaks outs forcing Brian to tell everyone to leave.He also tells Craig to leave and not come home until he’s sober.Craig is then seen in the lane behind the residence upset and arguing with people. One witness recalled Craig saying he wanted to kill himself.Shortly after three females leave the back lane and Craig follows them onto Notre Dame Avenue. They allege he assaults them, pulling one of the females to the ground. Witnesses said he was yelling and screaming but didn’t know why.The girls flag down a truck and the driver calls 911.Craig returns home, shirtless, talking on his cellphone. He was calling his girlfriend.The three females tell police Craig assaulted them and give officers his home address. While on the phone with his girlfriend police then show up at the house at about 5 a.m. and the girlfriend hears a female officer say “drop the knife”. Then she hears a male officer yell “drop the damn knife”. She then hears four gunshots followed by a voice saying “man down, man down.”Craig’s brother Johnny McDougall is at the house too and remembered seeing six officers outside and recalled hearing an officer say “He’s got a weapon. Put that knife down.”Johnny saw two officers with their guns drawn.It’s dark out with the scene lit only by a street light across the street.He said Craig took a few steps towards police then they started shooting and he fell on his back. He said police were on the sidewalk and Craig was in the yard. Between them was a four-foot fence.Police then handcuffed Brian, who was trying to get to his son. They also handcuff Johnny and a woman. An ambulance doesn’t arrive within the 20 minutes following the shots and until police took Brian, Johnny and the woman away for questioning.A total of five witnesses told Norton they never saw Craig with a knife in the period leading up to the shooting.It’s not known where Craig would have gotten the knife because he never entered the house and it was too big to fit in a pocket.The family have told Shefman they don’t trust police and want the relationship between Aboriginal people and the Winnipeg police to be part of the inquest’s mandate.But Shefman said Winnipeg police have objected.“I don’t think you can look at the death of a young First Nation man by police without exploring the larger issue of the relationship between police and Aboriginal people,” he said. “Craig McDougall’s father has said to us they don’t trust police.”[email protected]@afixedaddresslast_img read more

Plaxico Burress Wants Carolina Panthers They Dont Want Him

Plaxico Burress is not hearing good news from Carolina.Free agent receiver Plaxico Burress repeated today that he would like to sign with the Carolina Panthers and become a target of quarterback Cam Newton. But, according to a published report, the Panthers will not sign him.An unnamed team official told the Charlotte Observer that the Panthers aren’t interested in signing the former New York Jets, Giants and Pittsburgh Steelers receiver.Burress said in a radio interview with WFNZ in Charlotte on Monday that, “no doubt about it,” he wants to play for the Panthers next season but acknowledged he hasn’t received a call from the team.Burress, in an on-set interview with “ESPN First Take” in Miami on Thursday, again said he hadn’t talked with the Panthers but added that he’s been in contact with Newton. He said Carolina is “just a great fit” for him.“I’ve talked to Cam Newton several times,” Burress said. “I really like him as a quarterback.”Burress, in his earlier interview with WFNZ, cited that his brother and cousin live in Charlotte and other family members live in Columbia, S.C., as some of the main reasons he’d like to play for the Panthers.Burress returned to the NFL last season after missing two seasons because of a prison sentence for accidentally shooting himself in the leg at a nightclub.He signed a one-year, $3 million contract with the Jets. The New York Post, citing an unnamed league source, reported that some teams feel Burress was overpaid by the Jets and that he will have to agree to an incentive-laden contract to find a team to play for next season. read more

The World Chess Championship Opened With A Wild Draw

87654321abcdefgh Game 2 begins tomorrow at 3 p.m. Greenwich Mean Time — that’s 10 a.m. Eastern. I’ll be covering it here and on Twitter.Read more: The American Grandmaster Who Could Become World Champion By the 43rd move, the two grandmasters had traded queens, clearing the board significantly, and they entered an intricate endgame that stretched on — for hours. 87654321abcdefgh

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The rooks and kings traveled around for what seemed like an eternity. But the lava that had flowed over the game earlier in the day had finally cooled — and finally (finally!) hardened into a draw. Here’s the whole dang thing, compressed into less than a minute: It was 55 degrees and lightly raining in London, just as I imagine it always is, as the grandmasters Magnus Carlsen of Norway and Fabiano Caruana of the United States sat down to begin playing for the 2018 World Chess Championship. The gray meteorology belied the volcanic and lengthy chess on Day 1 of the World Chess Championship. Over seven hours and 115 moves, the players fought a fiery and oscillating battle to open the match, which will likely stretch to the end of the month. The American was lucky to emerge, largely unscathed, with a draw.The players’ venue is in central London, in a place called The College, about a 15-minute walk north of the Thames. Carlsen, 27, and Caruana, 26, are ranked No. 1 and No. 2 in the world, respectively. Carlsen is the three-time defending world champion. Caruana is vying for the first American title since Bobby Fischer beat Boris Spassky in 1972.Following a drawing of lots, Carlsen chose to begin the best-of-12-game match on defense with the black pieces. Wins here are worth 1 point, draws a half-point for each, and losses zero points. If the 12th game ends with each player having 6 points, a series of tiebreaker games will ensue. And that’s exactly what happened at the last world championship, in 2016, when Carlsen edged out Sergey Karjakin of Russia. There may still be a lot of chess left.But there was a lot of chess Friday, too. Carlsen began with the combative Sicilian Defence, and the two entered into something called its Rossolimo Variation. Carlsen was likely pleased — he had beaten Caruana in this very variation in an attacking game in 2015.After move 9, Caruana went into what the official match broadcast called the first “deep think” of the match, and the game ground to a near-halt as the position ventured into uncharted territory. By Caruana’s 11th move, a board like this had never been seen before at the game’s high levels, according to ChessBase’s database.Carlsen donned a puffy jacket. Caruana removed his blazer.Time soon became an issue. The players each get 100 minutes for their first 40 moves, with 30 bonus seconds after each move. After that, they get 50 minutes for the next 20 moves and 15 minutes for any moves after that. Nevertheless, while contemplating his 22nd move, Caruana’s clock ticked down to less than 10 minutes. Carlsen, across the board, moved quickly. With his 25th move, Caruana’s clock had dropped to six minutes. On his 32nd move, less than two minutes. On his 34th move, 6 seconds. If his clock had hit zero, he would have forfeited the game instantly.Forestalling the end, Caruana fought for his life in the lower right corner of the board. The time pressure — and the pressure from the powerful pieces controlled by the best player in the world — were obviously too much to handle. It was over, and the players would surely head to an early dinner. The computer engines and the chess cognoscenti assessed Carlsen’s position as “surely winning” and Caruana’s as “sad.”Carlsen’s troops were standing over Caruana’s king, ready to kill and take a devastating early lead in the championship.But black slipped. The Norwegian champ captured a juicy-looking pawn he oughtn’t have, giving the American a chance to scurry to safety with seconds to spare. You can see what happened below. Carlsen, playing black, captured the pawn on c3 with his bishop. The better move, according to a chess engine whirring on my laptop, would have been to venture deep into the American’s territory, moving the black queen to g1. Carlsen’s advantage, according to the computer, dropped from roughly three pawns to roughly nothing. Despite the draw, Robert Hess, an American grandmaster, called it a “dominant start for Magnus.”The championship is level at a half-point each in this race to 6.5. We’ll keep the chart below updated throughout the match. read more

Report Ohio State football player Jamel Dean to leave the program

Ohio State football early-enrollee Jamel Dean is leaving the program after not being cleared to practice by the medical staff, according to reports.Dean, a defensive back from Cocoa, Fla., was “presented an opportunity for a medical hardship so he could remain on academic scholarship at Ohio State, but he opted for a release from his scholarship in an attempt to get cleared medically elsewhere,” according to Eleven Warriors, who first reported Dean’s departure.Dean’s high school coach John Wilkinson told Northeast Ohio Media Group that he is not pleased with how his former player is being treated at OSU.“It’s ridiculous,” Wilkinson told Northeast Ohio Media Group on Wednesday. “It’s totally wrong to do this to an 18-year-old kid who should be in high school, who you talked into coming up there early.”The freshman defensive back enrolled early at OSU in January and is listed at 6-foot-2, 200 pounds on the Buckeyes’ spring roster.Dean was rated as the No. 128 high school prospect in the class of 2015 by ESPN.com and was a four-star recruit. read more

Iran wins first World Cup match in 20 years

first_imgIn a tough and well-fought match, Morocco lost its opening match of FIFA World Cup against its Asian counterpart, Iran, as Morocco substitute Aziz Bouhaddouz scored an own goal in injury time giving Iran their first win match since 1998.Morocco started aggressively and dominated the proceedings for first 20 minutes of the game but lost the grip on the match as the game proceeded. Bouhaddouz put the ball into his own net with a diving header at the near post in the 95th minute as Morocco defended a left-wing free-kick.The African side had wasted numerous chances in the first half and were denied later on when Iran goalkeeper Alireza Beiranvand produced a fine save from Hakim Ziyech.Cristiano Ronaldo, PortugalAli Daei wouldn’t be upset if Ronaldo breaks his scoring record Andrew Smyth – September 13, 2019 Iranian legend Ali Daei wouldn’t be upset to lose his record as international football’s all-time record scorer to the “great” Cristiano Ronaldo.But Iran took went with the win, and this their second time in World Cup history after a 2-1 win over the United States at France 1998.Morocco became the second African side to concede a late winning goal in the World Cup on Friday, after Egypt lost 1-0 to Uruguay in Group A, thanks to a last-minute header from Jose Gimenez.last_img read more

Cesc Fabregas drops Arsenal return hint

first_imgChelsea midfielder Cesc Fabregas dropped a major hint over his potential return to Arsenal once his contract at Stamford Bridge ends in seven monthsThe 31-year-old Spaniard has been on the fringes of Chelsea side since the arrivals of Jorginho and Mateo Kovacic.Although he has got a couple of chances to make an impact under Maurizio Sarri, it’s obvious the ex-Napoli boss prefers Kante, Jorginho, Barkley, and Kovacic over the former Barcelona star.Widely recognized as one of the best playmakers the Premier League has seen over the past ten years, Fabregas has been one of the cornerstones of Blues’ 2017 EPL title.However, due to a lack of playing time, Catalonia native is considering a departure, hoping to find some regular first-team football.Daniel Fark, Norwich City, Premier LeagueDaniel Farke, From mid-table in the Championship to the Premier League Manuel R. Medina – September 14, 2019 Norwich City manager, Daniel Farke, has taken his team from the middle of the table in the English Championship to play with the big boys in the Premier League.The British publication, Football London, have transcribed Fabregas’ interview with Marca, where the player expressed his desire to keep playing at the highest level.“In seven months my contract ends with Chelsea. It will be 16 seasons playing at the highest level, over 750 games, a lot of training, traveling… I feel young and strong but maybe I can’t do 60 games a season. With my style, I think I can keep playing for longer and obviously I want to keep playing for many years.”When asked about the potential return to Arsenal, Fabregas replied:“Of course, Arsenal will always be in my heart and I will never forget them so why not return. You never know.”The Spain international has played a total of 215 Premier League games with the Gunners before returning to Barcelona in 2011.last_img read more

Wenger advises PSG to sign Ramsey

first_imgFormer Arsenal manager Arsene Wenger has advised Paris Saint-Germain to sign Aaron Ramsey.The French champions have reportedly joined Bayern Munich in the race for the signature of Aaron Ramsey and have received rave reviews from his old boss Arsene Wenger, Metro claims.Ramsey is out of contract next summer and is expected to leave the Gunners after they surprisingly withdrew their contract offer despite months of positive talks.It had been reported that Ramsey’s destination is Munich, but reports in France claim PSG have been advised to try and sign him by Wenger.The former AS Monaco manager who signed Ramsey back in 2008, has a good relationship with PSG’s owners and has been linked with the sporting director role at the club.Jadon SanchoMerson believes Arsenal should sign Sancho Manuel R. Medina – September 14, 2019 Borussia Dortmund winger Jadon Sancho might be the perfect player to play for the Gunners, according to former England international Paul Merson.Wenger has met with PSG manager Thomas Tuchel previously and talk of singing the Wales international came up, with Wenger Le Parisian’s fears.Arsenal are reportedly mulling over whether to cash in on Ramsey when the transfer window reopens in January should they receive a good enough offer.Though the 27-year-old can begin negotiating a pre-contract agreement to leave  free as soon as the window opens.Bayern are understood to have held talks with the former Cardiff MSN’s representatives with Ramsey demanding around £200,000 in weakly wages as well as a huge signing-on fee.last_img read more