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  • Men’s basketball faces Bruins in final game

    first_imgThe USC Trojans (11-18, 3-14 Pac-12) look to end the season on a high note when they travel across town to face the UCLA Bruins (18-12, 10-7) in the final game of the season. While USC will not be participating in the NCAA tournament later this month, a victory could be huge for the program and give the team momentum leading into the upcoming Pac-12 Tournament — even into the next season.USC won their last home game of the season when they bested the Washington Huskies (15-13, 4-12) by a final score of 70-55. Sophomore forward Nikola Jovanovic led the way with 16 points while freshman guard Elijah Stewart continued to shine in the absence of freshman point guard Jordan McLaughlin, who was lost for the season with a shoulder injury, by scoring 14 points and grabbing nine rebounds. Redshirt sophomore guard Katin Reinhardt scored 11 points, and sophomore guard Julian Jacobs had a full stat line once again with 8 points, 10 rebounds and nine assists. The win over Washington gave the Trojans their third conference win of the season, which is more than they had all of last season.UCLA is coming off a win over the Washington State Cougars (12-16, 6-10) by a score of 72-67 to keep their tournament chances alive. Senior guard Norman Powell scored a       game-high 28 points. Junior forward Tony Parker came off the bench to contribute 15 points and 10 rebounds. Sophomore guard Bryce Alford and freshman forward Kevon Looney had 13 and 12 points respectively.USC will try to play the role of spoiler against their rivals. If UCLA is able to take home the victory, they will have ended their season on a three-game winning streak. The strong ending to their season could give them a stronger case towards earning a berth in the tournament, but they still would not have a significant nonconference win under their belt. They lost to every ranked opponent they played during the year.The last time these two teams squared off, the Bruins blew out the Trojans in the second half to secure the win. The Trojans fell to the Bruins 83-66 and they were out-rebounded by the crosstown rival 41-20. Jovanovic was the leading scorer for the Trojans the last time around with 20 points, but Powell and Alford shined for UCLA as they had 22 and 21 points respectively. The difference in the first meeting was the second half, during which UCLA shot 62.5 percent and extended the lead.Jovanovic has been the most consistent player for USC this season although a big game against UCLA would help validate his skill set and give the young forward confidence heading into the off season ahead of next season.“It was a big win because it’s a confidence boost,” Jovanovic said.Jacobs has also shined in the absence of McLaughlin and has consistently been posting impressive stat lines. The captain of the squad has been near a triple double a couple of times, but it is his leadership on the court that has really made the difference. He has been more vocal in directing his teammates and calling plays. Jacobs knew that the win would be a huge boost heading into his junior year and was glad that he performed so well in front of the home crowd.“We wanted to give them something to look forward to next year,” Jacobs said.The game will be held at Pauley Pavilion and will tip off at 6 pm. The game will air on ESPN2.last_img read more

  • Windies Geared Up for “Difficult” Afghanistan Challenge

    first_imgLUC­KNOW, In­dia – CMC – West In­dies have pre­pared for a “dif­fi­cult” chal­lenge from novices Afghanistan when the one-off in­au­gur­al Test be­tween the two teams bowls off mid­night on Tues­day, (East­ern Caribbean time).Head coach Phil Sim­mons told re­porters onTues­day while Afghanistan pos­sessed lim­it­ed ex­pe­ri­ence in the longest for­mat, play­ing in sub­con­ti­nent con­di­tions made them a dan­ger­ous side and it was im­por­tant West In­dies were on top of their game.“As an op­po­nent, they are go­ing to be dif­fi­cult,” said Sim­mons, ahead of his first Test with the Caribbean side in his sec­ond stint in charge in four years.“They are go­ing to be very dif­fi­cult be­cause they are on their home ground. The wick­et’s go­ing to turn [and] every­thing like that but in say­ing that, every­where you go the op­po­nents are go­ing to be dif­fi­cult in their home at­mos­phere.“It is go­ing to be a dif­fi­cult Test match for us but at the end of the day, we’ve got to play home and away all the time. That’s how we look at it.”West In­dies en­ter as over­whelm­ing favourites to dom­i­nate the game at the Atal Bi­hari Va­j­pay­ee In­ter­na­tion­al Sta­di­um. In their cap­tain Ja­son Hold­er, they pos­sess the world’s lead­ing all-rounder in Tests while Kraigg Brath­waite, Ros­ton Chase and Shai Hope are all ex­pe­ri­enced cam­paign­ers with Test hun­dreds to their names.Vet­er­an seam­er Ke­mar Roach will lead the Windies at­tack with Hold­er and fel­low pace bowler Alzarri Joseph play­ing sup­port­ing roles.Spe­cial­ist spin­ner, left-armer Jomel War­ri­can, is ex­pect­ed to fea­ture promi­nent­ly as is off-spin­ning all-rounder Rah­keem Corn­wall who made his de­but on In­dia’s tour of the Caribbean last Au­gust.Afghanistan, mean­while, has played just three Tests since gain­ing ICC sta­tus two years ago, win­ning two – against In­dia and Bangladesh – and los­ing to In­dia.And Sim­mons, who stepped down as Afghanistan’s coach fol­low­ing the World Cup in Ju­ly, said the Windies would be look­ing to ex­ploit the Asian side’s in­ex­pe­ri­ence.“I think there’s a lot of changes in this team com­pared to the white-ball team,” he not­ed.“And I think that’s their for­mat. Their for­mat is T20 and they’ve done well over the last two, three years in T20 crick­et so they were al­ways go­ing to fight back in that one (se­ries).“I think this one (Test for­mat) they’ve had three Test match­es. They’ve done well … but it’s still a learn­ing stage for them and hope­ful­ly, we can cap­i­talise on that.”Afghanistan’s bowl­ing, as it did in the re­cent T20 se­ries, is ex­pect­ed to be the strength of the home side. But while they boast some de­cent fast bowlers, it is their spin­ners like leg-spin­ning cap­tain Rashid Khan, 19-year-old leg-spin­ner Qais Ahmed and 20-year-old left-arm spin­ners Za­hir Khan and Hamza Ho­tak who are ex­pect­ed to prove the re­al threats.And Sim­mons said West In­dies would un­der­take a last-minute as­sess­ment of the pitch be­fore de­cid­ing on the com­po­si­tion of their squad.“I’ve got to have a look at the wick­et again to­day and maybe to­mor­row morn­ing and see what it looks like be­fore we de­cide what the fi­nal bowl­ing at­tack would be like,” he said.“It (fi­nal XI) may be heavy on spin or heavy on-seam de­pend­ing on what we see be­tween Mon­day and Tues­day.”SQUADSAFGHANISTAN – Rashid Khan (cap­tain), As­ghar Afghan, Ih­san­ul­lah Janat, Ibrahim Zad­ran, Javed Ah­ma­di, Rah­mat Shah, Karim Janat, Qais Ahmed, Ikram Alikhiel (wick­et­keep­er), Af­sar Za­zai, Nasir Ja­mal, Za­hir Khan, Yamin Ah­madzai, Hamza Ho­tak, Ni­jat Ma­sood.WEST IN­DIES – Ja­son Hold­er (cap­tain), Shai Hope, John Camp­bell, Kraigg Brath­waite, Shim­ron Het­my­er, Shamarh Brooks, Ros­ton Chase, Shane Dowrich, Sunil Am­bris, Jomel War­ri­can, Rah­keem Corn­wall, Ke­mar Roach, Keemo Paul, Alzarri Joseph.last_img read more

  • AS Roma gains official Asian regional betting partner

    first_imgShare Share Related Articles Italian football club AS Roma has announced a new commercial partnership with Asian online betting company KB88.com.Under the terms of the agreement the Philippines based brand will become the club’s official regional betting partner, although the length of the deal was not disclosed.Luca Danovaro, Chief Marketing Officer of AS Roma, said: “This is a new and important partnership in a fast-growing market like Asia, where we are expecting to see a lot of new opportunities in the coming years. “KB88.com will be an ideal partner, one that has both popularity and experience in providing activities for the Asian public.”The deal allows KB88.com to use AS Roma’s image and identity in promotions and services throughout Asia, whilst also allowing football fans on the continent to get closer to the club courtesy of a range of activities and promotions.Both parties will also utilise the partnership to develop new opportunities in the Asian market.Ben Davies, KB88.com representative, added: “Serie A is well-followed in Asia and AS Roma is an outstanding team. Through this partnership we are confident that our brand can reach new heights.”This agreement with Serie A side AS Roma follows a deal with Dutch Eredivisie outfit AFC Ajax in June of this year, whereby KB88.com become the clubs official Asian betting partner. StumbleUpon LiveScore celebrates streaming service launch with Serie A partnership June 17, 2020 Marek Suchar: “As esports betting grows, we will no longer speak about it as one sport” June 18, 2020 LiveScore adds new leagues to streaming offering August 12, 2020 Submitlast_img read more

  • Ghanaian makes name in Super Bowl in US

    first_imgAmong the many things the sporting fraternity in Ghana will be following includes the hugely popular Super Bowl in Dallas when Green Bay Packers take on Pittsburgh Steelers.There is Ghanaian involvement as safety Charlie Peprah and safety in American Football is equivalent to defender in Soccer and he will start for the Green Bay Packers.Charlie is grandson of ex- Ghana military leader, General Ignatius Kutu Acheampong and he is making his super bowl debut just five years after turning professional. Joseph Peprah is the father of the 27-year-old Charlie and he has told Joy Sports his son is overwhelmed by the supports he has received from Ghanaians.“He is very excited for the opportunity to play Super Bowl at this level and he is very excited about his team doing very well this season,” Mr Peprah told Joy Sports.Joseph Peprah works at the National Communications Authority and left Accra for the USA last night to watch his son.He is optimistic that Charlie’s team will win the game. Source: Joy Sports/Ghanalast_img read more

  • Larisa Ceric welcomed at the Airport after the European Championship

    first_imgLarisa Ceric, the European vice-champion in judo, arrived in Sarajevo after the competition.Our best athlete was welcomed by friends, and upon arrival in the capital of BiH, she said:“I was expecting the gold, but I knew that I had to beat Marina in the finals, but I did not succeed in placing my special technique because she knows me well, and I have to blame myself in some situations because I should not allow myself to enter in “golden score”. All in all, I am satisfied and very happy, “ Ceric said and then revealed plans for the season.“I canceled the competition in Budapest because of tiredness, and I will compete at the Grand Prix in Zagreb, followed by the World Championships at the end of August,” Ceric said, Klix.ba news portal reports.last_img read more

  • An experience in the promotion playoff of ‘10’

    first_imgIf something has pursued Girona in its recent history, it is bad fortune in the promotion playoffs. But the experience is a grade and the whole rojiblanco would grab it if at the end of the season it disputes the promotion to Primera. Pep Lluís Martí is trying to give his players a competitive style and it is laying the foundations of a group that offers a reliable version in complicated moments. And in the last days he is making it and it bears fruit because Girona has settled in the playoff positions. Arriving with good feelings to the last part of the course is crucial and, for now, at the qualifying level, the red and white fans are happy. And, moreover, given that experience is important, looking up on the table day after day is also important and the Gerundeans already add ten (28 have been disputed) among the top six classified. Until day 16 they only stepped on these positions twice (they were sixth), but now they have found regularity and good results and, in the last 12, only in four have they been lower than sixth place. Now, Girona is fifth and in the ranking of the experience among the first six this course only five teams surpass him: Cádiz (28), Almería (28), Zaragoza (27), Huesca (27) and Fuenlabrada (25).last_img read more

  • The Premier will prohibit celebrating group goals

    first_imgOn the sector, gamers will additionally must respect new guidelines. Earlier than the beginning of the sport they will must be aside till they assure a couple of locker room for every workforce, the handrail will be suspended and the gamers have even been warned that they need to not rejoice goals collectively and they must do it alone, avoiding the effusive shows of affection among the many teammates after scoring. In addition they received’t have the ability to spit onto the pitch, a customized some gamers have, and FIFA additionally appreciates that 5 adjustments may be made to keep away from harm after a break of a number of weeks with out even coaching on the similar tempo.There are already a number of groups which have questioned the return and likewise, the medical doctors who work for some golf equipment. In response to this newspaper, the golf equipment that refused to play may obtain penalties and take away factors. The Premier League, like all of the leagues which might be nonetheless suspended however not completed, continues to evaluate the way it can return to exercise. The English have began their ‘Undertaking Restart’ to renew the competitors though not all golf equipment are positive.To hold it out, the English league will must adapt new guidelines throughout matches to keep away from additional contagion from The Telegraph. The stadiums may be accessed by 20 gamers along with 16 extra individuals together with coaches and medical doctors. The league will put its operatives for VAR and purpose know-how along with doping management and folks to position the advertisements. The press will have entry with two photographers and varied written media, radio and tv.last_img read more

  • Wizards overcome James Harden’s 54 to nip Rockets in OT

    first_imgGretchen Barretto’s daughter Dominique graduates magna cum laude from California college HURT ROCKETSBesides Paul and Green, the Rockets are without G Brandon Knight (left knee), C Nene (right calf) and F/C Zhou Qui. Knight and Nene haven’t played at all this season, and Qui has played one minute.It hasn’t gotten Gordon down.“We definitely want to turn it into a wins,” Gordon said. “We’re not discouraged. We’re going to get this thing rolling here soon.”UP NEXTRockets: Host the Mavericks on WednesdayWizards: Visit Pelicans on Wednesday as Washington plays six of its next seven on the road.Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew Allen Durham still determined to help Meralco win 1st PBA title Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Houston Rockets guard James Harden (13) dribbles the ball against Washington Wizards guard John Wall (2) during the first half of an NBA basketball game, Monday, Nov. 26, 2018, in Washington. (AP Photo/Nick Wass)WASHINGTON — Even the Wizards seemed surprised by the way they won.Bradley Beal said he couldn’t have imagined allowing the opposing starting guards to combine for 90 points and still get a victory.ADVERTISEMENT Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew Japeth Aguilar embraces role, gets rewarded with Finals MVP plum Will you be the first P16 Billion Powerball jackpot winner from the Philippines? LATEST STORIES MOST READcenter_img “No sir. Absolutely not. No sir,” Beal said. “Not at all. It’s amazing we pulled it off still.”John Wall scored a season-high 36 points, including six in overtime, and Washington overcame James Harden’s season-best 54 points to outlast the Houston Rockets 135-131 on Monday night.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSGinebra beats Meralco again to capture PBA Governors’ Cup titleSPORTSJapeth Aguilar wins 1st PBA Finals MVP award for GinebraSPORTSGolden State Warriors sign Lee to multiyear contract, bring back ChrissHarden, the NBA’s leading scorer, also had 13 assists, while Eric Gordon added a season-high 36 points.Wall had two baskets in the extra period and finished with 11 assists. Beal equaled his season high with 32 points for the Wizards. Gov’t to employ 6,000 displaced by Taal Carpio hits red carpet treatment for China Coast Guard PLAY LIST 02:14Carpio hits red carpet treatment for China Coast Guard02:56NCRPO pledges to donate P3.5 million to victims of Taal eruption00:56Heavy rain brings some relief in Australia02:37Calm moments allow Taal folks some respite03:23Negosyo sa Tagaytay City, bagsak sa pag-aalboroto ng Bulkang Taal01:13Christian Standhardinger wins PBA Best Player award Nadine Lustre’s phone stolen in Brazil Koreas win UNESCO recognition of traditional wrestling Clint Capela had 17 points and 14 points for the short-handed Rockets, who played without Chris Paul for the second straight game and fell to 9-10.TIP-INSRockets: Paul was listed as being out with a sore left leg, though coach Mike D’Antoni classified the injury differently. “We’ve just got to make sure Chris gets 100 percent well from his strained hammy,” D’Antoni said. … G/F Gerald Green missed his third game with a sore right ankle. … Houston added F Danuel House from the Rio Grande Valley Vipers of the G League. … Made their first seven 3-point shots, then missed 10 straight.Wizards: C Dwight Howard was out for the fourth straight game with a glute injury. “It’s a slow process,” coach Scott Brooks said. “He’s doing everything he can.” . Morris, F Kelly Oubre Jr. and Beal picked up technicals. … Allowed 42 points in the first quarter, the fifth time this year they’d given up at least 40. … Wall passed Wes Unseld for third place on the franchise career scoring list.GUARDING HARDENWall said that despite allowing 54 points to Harden, Beal did a fine job against him.“It’s what you dream of,” Wall said. “It’s what you live for, to be on the big stage, a big moment, going against a guy like that.”COACHING HARDEND’Antoni knows he’s asking too much of Harden, who played a season-high 47 minutes.“I mean, we’re asking, especially James, you know what? Play (47) minutes, make every play,” D’Antoni said. “There are going to be periods where he’s just gassed.” Tim Cone, Ginebra set their sights on elusive All-Filipino crown Otto Porter hit a runner with 4:37 to play for the first basket in overtime and the Wizards remained ahead from there. Wall followed with a jumper to make it 129-125 and later made another jumper that pushed the lead to five. Beal’s dunk extended it to 133-126 with 1:50 to play.Harden had 44 points through three quarters but missed five of his seven shots in the fourth. In overtime, Harden whose career high is 60, was 1 of 2 from the field and had two free throws. He had 11 turnovers, three in overtime, and 13 assists.“It’s not even about myself,” Harden said. “It’s about our entire team. We had a really good start to the game and kind of let our guard down.”Harden scored 12 points in the first quarter, 11 in the second and 21 points in the third quarter. In the fourth, he began the quarter on the bench, and scored six as the Wizards and Rockets headed to overtime with the score knotted at 125.Houston raced to a 27-10 lead, but Washington clawed its way back. Markieff Morris had 22 points and 10 rebounds for the Wizards.ADVERTISEMENT View commentslast_img read more

  • ID4PAPD: Greasing Liberia’s Development Wheels (Part1)

    first_imgPart 1: Welcome On-board the ID Train By Wellington Geevon Smith On behalf of the management of the National Identification Registry (NIR), it is my distinguished honor to welcome you to our special column on Liberia’s identification ecosystem, which we have titled, “Identification for the Pro-Poor Agenda for Prosperity and Development (ID-4-PAPD): Greasing Liberia’s Development Wheels.” The column intends to show, through many articles, how biometric identification works and how it can help Liberia achieve speedy economic development to improve the living conditions of our citizens. We will run the ID column by publishing an article in this paper once every week, on Thursdays.The host for this column is Honorable J. Tiah Nagbe, Executive Director of the NIR. We will also welcome contributions from anyone who has interest in identity matters. Mr. Nagbe is the first Executive Director of the NIR and will bring to this column his vast experience in the public and private sectors.  Liberia is faced with enormous challenges in catching up with the rest of the world in many spheres of modern life. As the country went through years of civil conflict and subsequently worked to put its scattered pieces together for post-conflict democratic governance and development, the rest of the world marched forward with technology and left us farther behind. As part of efforts to reduce this gap, the Liberian Government decided eight years ago, in 2011, to establish a national biometric identification system through the National Identification Registry.It is incumbent on Liberia to jump-start its identity revolution as simply put by Alan Gelb and Julia Clark of the Center for Global Development:  “Formal identification is a prerequisite for development in the modern world. The inability to authenticate oneself when interacting with the state — or with private entities such as banks inhibits access to basic rights and services, including education, formal employment, financial services, voting, social transfers, and more. Unfortunately, under-documentation is pervasive in the developing world. Civil registration systems are often absent or cover only a fraction of the population. In contrast, people in rich countries are almost all well-identified from birth. This identity gap is increasingly recognized as not only a symptom of underdevelopment but as a factor that makes development more difficult and less inclusive.”We will cover a wide range of issues over the next six months, as we use this medium to deepen the understanding of Liberians and our key partners on identity matters. We promise to do our best in presenting these issues in simple terms, though these are quite challenging topics. Again, we encourage you to follow Mr. J. Tiah Nagbe, Executive Director of the National Identification Registry (NIR), every Thursday as he addresses your concerns on the role of biometric identification in Liberia’s development agenda. Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)last_img read more