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first_imgThe following incidents were reported in the USC Dept. of Public Safety incident report summary between Wednesday, Sept. 21, and Thursday, Sept. 22.Crimes against propertyAt 8:13 p.m. on Oct. 7, a suspect exited a vehicle and approached a non-USC female from behind as she was walking near Adams Boulevard and Menlo Avenue. The suspect grabbed hold of the female’s purse and forcibly pulled it from her shoulder, then she returned to the vehicle and drove away. DPS officers responded and conducted a search, but were unable to locate the suspect.Miscellaneous incidentsAt 2:23 p.m. on Oct. 8, DPS officers responded to a traffic collision involving two vehicles, one of which was driven by a student, at 28th and Severance streets Neither party was injured. Officers cleared the scene after the subjects exchanged pertinent information.At 1:14 a.m. on Oct. 8, LAPD officers on routine patrol near 30th and Orchard streets observed a student nearly strike a bicyclist while driving his vehicle in an unsafe manner and detained him for investigation. The student failed a field sobriety test. He was arrested and transported to Southwest station for booking.At 1:11 a.m. on Oct. 8, DPS officers responded to an intoxicated non-USC female who passed out at the Pi Kappa Phi fraternity. LAFD RA Unit #15 was at the scene loading the female into their ambulance when the officers arrived and she was subsequently transported to California Hospital Medical Center for treatment.At 9:37 P.m. on Oct. 7, DPS officers responded to a report of four suspects smoking marijuana outside the New Residential College and detained them for investigation. All of the suspects were determined to have been drinking alcohol in public and one of them was found in possession of marijuana. The suspects were then arrested, cited and released after being advised against trespassing on university property.last_img read more

first_imgAt USC, a school known for big-name Division I varsity sports, club sports generally get lost under a deluge of Rose Bowls, national championships and highly touted recruits. However, the USC boxing team, which started not so long ago as a couple of guys working out in the basement of a local gym, is exploding onto the regional boxing scene and is poised to make an impact on a national level.Twenty-five members attend the team’s two-hour Tuesday/Thursday practices on campus, and anywhere between five and 10 Trojans make the half-hour drive to Gio’s Brooklyn Boxing Club in Burbank, Calif., for a more intensive workout on Monday and Wednesday nights.Knockout · USC graduate student Jeff Sacha gives a teammate a blow to the face in the basement of PED. The team practices in the basement twice a week and goes off campus on two different days. – Photo courtesy of Evan Aguilar Four practices a week, runs to stay in shape and actual fights represent a high level of dedication for a club sport. The dedication makes sense — the boxing club is home to USC’s best boxers because the Trojans have no varsity boxing team.In fact, no school in the United States has one, since the NCAA outright banned collegiate boxing in the 1960s after a University of Wisconsin fighter collapsed during the NCAA championships and eventually died. The National Collegiate Boxing Association, which USC boxing belongs to, is the ruling organization for collegiate boxing — putting USC on a level playing field with any school in the United States.Led by coach Ramon Espada and current president Evan Aguilar, a junior majoring in business administration, the team is preparing for its showcase on Friday, the L.A. Collegiate Boxing Invitational at the Los Angeles Athletic club. This event will be the first annual tournament for collegiate boxers in California, comparable to similar established tournaments in New York, Detroit and Seattle.The USC boxing club has been the driving force behind the invitational, and to say it’s a big deal would be an understatement. The members will face off against fighters from crosstown rival UCLA and national champion West Point in a 10-bout event, headlined by the match between USC graduate student Jeff Sacha, who is studying sociology, and UCLA’s fighter Ian Cruz. Also fighting are USC students Garrick Lee, a senior majoring in fine arts and Elijah Oseguera, a senior majoring in international relations.The team has come a long way since its inauspicious beginnings in 2006. Current assistant coach Mike Evanisko met Espada upon moving to Southern California after college. The two became good friends as Evanisko started to box as an amateur. After working as a real estate agent, Evanisko decided to enter graduate school at USC. According to Evanisko, “Ramon lit up” and proposed starting a team, and the USC boxing club was born.To get recognized as a club sport, the duo needed more members to petition the idea to the university. Evanisko rounded up a few friends from the Marshall School of Business and submitted the application.“At first, there was really only one member,” Evanisko said. “The rest of the guys showed up a couple of times.”But the club grew and eventually had a group of 10 or so dedicated boxers training in the basement of a community center in South Central Los Angeles.At first, just Evanisko fought, winning bouts at San Jose State, Santa Clara and Reno.“At that point, it was just me and Ramon,” Evanisko said. “We’d leave L.A. as late as 10 or 12  most nights ­— I had school, and he had work. We’d drive through the night, find something to eat and somewhere to stay, and get ready for the fight.”Evanisko qualified for regionals in Las Vegas in 2007 but was paired up against one of the top fighters at the tournament and lost.NCBA rules state that graduate students only have one year of eligibility, so the next year USC lost its only competitive fighter. Despite the setback, which could have potentially dissolved the team, USC boxing continued to grow thanks to a dedicated core group of members. Every boxer who has served as president of the club is still involved with the team, and has been since the beginning.Then in 2008, Lee took over as president, and Espada remained as the coach. The club continued to grow, and jumped between gyms to accommodate its growing membership, moving from the L.A. Boxing Club, to the Sands Gym Downtown, to Wild Card, where Manny Pacquiao — one of the best boxers in the world — trains.Even with all the changes, the fighters have grown better and more consistent; two years ago, Sacha qualified for collegiate nationals in Maryland but couldn’t attend because of budget restrictions.USC boxing has taken off in the past few years, yet members still have lofty goals.“I’m hoping to send Jeff, Garrick, Elijah and Chris to the Western Collegiate Championships, and then maybe nationals,” Espada said.Espada believes at least one of the fighters has a shot at grabbing a national title this year. Now that they’ve starting hosting shows, Espada hopes to eventually host a regional or national championship here in Los Angeles.One of the problems USC boxing has faced is the lack of a consistent practice facility that is properly outfitted. Sacha solved that problem. USC boxing is working to build a gym at the Graf Pit at Pico Union, in exchange for teaching boxing classes to local kids. This would allow the team to not only have a steady, close practice facility but also to give back to the community and gain recognition.Espada has loftier goals for the future.“UNLV and UNR have big boxing gyms on campus, with all the gear they need, and around 100 fighters on the team,” he said. “We can do something like that.”One thing is for sure — the club is going nowhere but up.“This whole thing has been driven by Ramon,” Evanisko said. “As long as he’s here, the club will be around. He won’t let it die.”last_img read more

first_imgManchester United are still in the chase for a Champions League place.They beat Everton 1-0 at Old Trafford.Victory leaves United one point behind fourth-placed Manchester City. Wes Morgan’s header saw off Southampton 1-0 at the King Power Stadium.Leicester will win the title if they win four of their remaining games however manager Claudio Ranieri says they’re not getting carried away.Southampton remain seventh after a first defeat in four matches.last_img

first_imgContract: 2 years, $42.2 millionWhen LeBron left Cleveland, the idea that he might someday return always existed but many believed that bridge was burned with Dan Gilbert’s infamous letter. Although he did promise the city of Miami more than two championships, once Cleveland had a young star in Kyrie Irving and multiple pieces to get another star through a trade, his return to Cleveland made more sense. As great as LeBron was, he never had enough of a supporting cast in Cleveland to deliver a title in his first stint with the Cavs, reaching the Finals just once. When it was time to choose between playing with an aging trio in Miami or returning home to lead a talented but less-experienced group, James ultimately chose wisely. Few players appear to have as much passion for their city as LeBron has for Cleveland, and he seemed as moved as anyone when the 2016 title he helped win ended the city’s decades-long history of coming up short.2018Previous Team: Cleveland CavaliersNew Team: LakersContract: 4 years, $153.3 millionJames said he would factor family – he has three children, and his oldest son is a rising basketball star about to begin high school – into the choice of where he plays next. He already had some shallow roots on the West Coast with two homes in the Los Angeles area and a film production company, and the chance to join one of the league’s most iconic franchises clearly held some appeal. His management agency, Klutch Sports Group, announced his agreement with the Lakers with a simple, 36-word press release. James said following this year’s NBA Finals loss – his eighth straight Finals appearance – that he remains in “championship mode,” so now the pressure is on the Lakers to deliver him a roster that can contend. With the ability to sign another maximum-contract player in addition to James, the Lakers hope to build a “super team” around him, adding at least one more elite player to an already promising young core. This is the third time LeBron James has announced a major career move, sending shockwaves through the league each time. Here’s a quick recap of each decision.2010Previous Team: Cleveland CavaliersNew Team: Miami Heat Newsroom GuidelinesNews TipsContact UsReport an Errorcenter_img AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MOREUCLA alum Kenny Clark signs four-year contract extension with PackersContract: 6 years, $110 million“This fall, I’m going to take my talents to South Beach and join the Miami Heat.” There was plenty of speculation that James was getting frustrated with the Cavaliers’ constant playoff failure, but most believed he would return to Cleveland even after Chris Bosh had announced he was leaving Toronto to sign with Miami. Instead, James delivered a nationally televised jaw-dropper and set the precedent for superstars helping create superteams when he joined Bosh and Dwyane Wade in Miami. The trio ended up winning two titles in four trips to the Finals.2014Previous Team: Miami HeatNew Team: Cleveland Cavalierslast_img read more

first_imgYet this victory, the first in a major with a margin of five or more strokes since Rory McIlroy’s U.S. Open triumph at Congressional in 2011, was just reward for four days of sublime golf played with the backing of a vociferous crowd desperate for an Irish winner on Irish soil.It marks a crowning moment in Lowry’s career three years on from him letting a four-shot lead slip in the final round of the U.S. Open at Oakmont.No luck needed for the Irishman. @ShaneLowryGolf is the Champion Golfer of the Year with a SIX-shot victory.#LiveUnderPar pic.twitter.com/2As4ywtP3q— PGA TOUR (@PGATOUR) July 21, 2019His success owed much to a fantastic eight-under 63 on Saturday when the glorious conditions were in stark contrast to the heavy downpours and high winds that greeted the leaders the following day.The landscape of the leaderboard could have been markedly different after the first hole the final pairing played in the fourth round, when Lowry followed a nervy tee shot that landed in the left rough with an approach into the greenside bunker, while Fleetwood put his approach to within 10 feet.Lowry limited the damage, though, recovering to make bogey as his nearest rival missed a presentable birdie chance.An increasingly assured Lowry duly extended his lead with a run of three birdies in four holes to reach 18 under through seven and, even when the weather worsened to make scoring difficult, his lead never really came under threat thereafter.Three dropped shots between the eighth and 11th did little damage, with Fleetwood also dropping shots in the damp conditions.A birdie at 12 brought Fleetwood within four, but a double-bogey six at 14 killed any hope of a comeback and another birdie for Lowry at 15 brought huge cheers. Tommy Fleetwood, who started four back on Sunday, could not get going with the putter despite some handy looks for birdie early in his round and the Englishman struggled to a 74 that left him six behind the champion.Lowry had reached a low point 12 months ago at the same tournament at Carnoustie, where he missed the cut — for the fourth Open in succession — and slipped to 92nd in the world rankings. Related News Shane Lowry defeated the elements and his rivals in stunning fashion to become a major winner for the first time, recording a commanding six-shot victory for an emotional Open Championship triumph at Royal Portrush.A day after he emerged from a bunched pack in a spectacular finish to round three, Lowry held his nerve to triumph by a distance on 15 under par, shooting a one-over 72 amid constantly changing conditions that included severe rain on the Dunluce Links. British Open 2019: Five reasons Royal Portrush needs another Open Championship ASAPcenter_img British Open 2019: Brooks Koepka’s hopes shot after dreadful start to round four The chasing pack below Lowry and Fleetwood only fleetingly threatened any sort of charge, with Lee Westwood the only man bar the leaders to reach 10 under at any stage on Sunday.Westwood ultimately finished in a tie for fourth with world No. 1 Brooks Koepka at six under, with Tony Finau one shot better off in third after a level-par 71.Last 5 major starts for @BKoepka:1stT21st2ndT4pic.twitter.com/9m0fGNY6Ux— PGA TOUR (@PGATOUR) July 21, 2019Last year’s Open champion, Francesco Molinari, carded a 66 before the poor weather arrived to share 11th at three under.last_img read more

first_imgThe Nationals host the Brewers in the National League wild-card game on Tuesday (8:08 p.m. ET, TBS), with the winner advancing to the NLDS against the Dodgers, the team with the best record in the NL. Three-time Cy Young winner Max Scherzer, who had a 2.92 ERA and 7.36 K/BB ratio this year, will start for the Nationals, who finished 93-69. The Brewers, who were 89-73, will counter with Brandon Woodruff, who had a 3.62 ERA and 4.77 K/BB ratio in 2019.  Nationals vs. Brewers predictionThe Brewers survived their three-week stretch without Christian Yelich thanks mostly to an incredible performance by the pitching staff. That group of pitchers will be tested by the Nationals, who scored more runs in the second half of the season than any other NL team.Anthony Rendon, particularly, was incredible after the break, posting a .336 average and 1.023 OPS. With Max Scherzer on the mound for the Nationals, the margin for error will be slim.Nationals 5, Brewers 3 Here’s everything you need to know about betting on Nationals vs. Brewers, including updated odds, trends and our prediction for the NL wild card game. MORE: Get the latest MLB playoff odds at Sportsbook ReviewBetting odds for Nationals vs. BrewersSpread: Nationals by 1 1/2Run total: 7 1/2Odds: Brewers +164, Nationals -171Nationals vs. Brewers all-time seriesThe Brewers took the season series with the Nationals, winning four of the six head-to-head contests. Milwaukee swept a three-game set at home in early May, and the Nationals took two of three in D.C. in mid-August. The Brewers hold the edge in the all-time head-to-head competition, too, with an 80-72 mark (not that all-time record will have any impact on one playoff game in 2019, of course. Just an FYI.)Three trends to know— 56 percent of spread bettors like the Nationals to cover at home, and 60 percent of the moneyline bettors like the Nationals, too.— As a road underdog of +150 to +200, the Brewers are 3-0 this year. — The Nationals are the much healthier team. Not only is Christian Yelich out, but Lorenzo Cain sprained his ankle in Colorado and is questionable, and Ryan Braun has been battling a calf injury. MORE: Odds to win the World Series for every team in 2019Three things to watchMax effortThe idea of having a three-time Cy Young winner in your corner for a winner-take-all one-game postseason scenario has long been a comfort for Nationals fans who realized catching the Braves in the NL East probably wasn’t going to happen. Scherzer has made 13 career postseason starts. He’s allowed two or fewer earned runs in seven of those starts, including two of his three in a Nationals’ uniform. In his only start against the Brewers in 2010, Scherzer struck out 10 in six innings, allowing six hits and two runs (one earned). Bullpen vs. BullpenLook, anything can happen in a one-game scenario, but Brewers fans have to feel better about their bullpen than Nationals fans. That group played a huge role in the team’s push to the second wild card berth. Even though he gave up a game-tying homer in his final appearance in Colorado, lefty closer Josh Hader had 37 saves this year, including a 1.42 ERA and 32 strikeouts in his past 19 innings. Lefty Drew Pomeranz has a 1.33 ERA in his past 20 1/3 relief innings, with 36 strikeouts against only 11 hits and four walks allowed.Brent Suter, another lefty, came back from injury issues and didn’t allow a single run in his final eight appearances, covering 16 innings. And right-handed starter Jordan Lyles figures to be available out of the bullpen, too; he had a 1.91 ERA in his final seven starts of the season. For the Nationals, Daniel Hudson has been great (0.00 ERA in nine September appearances) and closer Sean Doolittle had a 2.25 ERA in the last month of the season, but several bullpen regulars struggled in September: Fernando Rodney (5.91 ERA), Hunter Strickland (7.45), Javy Guerra (4.91) and Erick Fedde (6.43). Going streaking!Both of these teams are playing with a lot of confidence right now. The Nationals finished their season on an eight-game winning streak, scoring at least six runs in eight of those games and allowing three or fewer runs in six of the contests. The Brewers won 18 of 20 games during their push to the wild-card spot, including 13 of 15 after MVP candidate Christian Yelich went down with a broken kneecap. They lost out on the NL Central in the final series of the season, though, when they were swept by the Rockies. Stat that mattersThis is the fifth time the Nationals have made the postseason since the franchise moved from Montreal to Washington. D.C. As any baseball fan could probably tell you, the Nationals have yet to win a playoff series in those previous four Octobers, often squandering away opportunities in dramatic fashion, even though they’ve had home-field advantage for every single series. In three of those four LDS losses, they lost win-or-go-home Game 5s at Nationals Park. The NL wild card game, of course, is another win-or-go-home contest in D.C. last_img read more

first_imgAustin DunnWellington Jason HermreckAndale Augusta8 – 215 – 6 Connor HurstAugusta John BeckerClearwater Lane MacariAndale COACH of the YEAR Paul RichardCircle Hunter KnoblachAndale 2ND TEAM Devin RothClearwater Trevor Nanceby Tracy McCue, Sumner Newscow — Trevor Nance, a Wellington High School junior, was named first team in the All Ark Valley Chisholm Trail League Div. IV boys basketball selections named by member coaches.The league consists of Andale, Augusta, Collegiate, Circle, Clearwater and Wellington.Nance was the only player selected on the first and second team.Austin Dunn, a junior, and Connor Phelps, a sophomore, were named to the honorable mention list.The full list AV-CTL list is as follows:  Brandon SmithAugusta Andale10 – 020 – 2State Qualifier 1ST TEAM Trevor NanceWellington PLAYER of the YEAR Brodey DickCollegiate Connor PhelpsWellington Collin NeisesClearwatercenter_img Austin WaddellCollegiate Jeff BuchananAndale Dylan DriverCircle Clint WalstadAndale TEAM STANDINGSRECORD OVERALL Sean BrandenburgAugusta Tristan FinchAugusta Collegiate5 – 517 – 6State Qualifier Hunter KnoblachAndale 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 Comment (1) 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. +1 Vote up Vote down Clyde Jenkins · 334 weeks ago Congrats Trevor you had a really good year. Report Reply 0 replies · active 334 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 comments Kyler SteinkampAugusta Circle4 – 610 – 11 HONORABLE MENTION Wellington1 – 99 – 12 Garrett CannonCircle Jeff AstAndale Cameron ChristianCollegiate Clearwater2 – 87 – 14last_img read more

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first_img49ers clinch playoff berth with:49ers win AND Rams loss or tie OR49ers tie AND Rams lossSeattle Seahawks(at Rams)Seahawks clinch playoff berth with:Seahawks win or tieAFC playoff pictureRavens (10-2)Patriots (10-2)Texans (10-2)Chiefs (8-4)Bills (9-3)Steelers (7-5)In the hunt: Titans (7-5), Raiders (6-6), Colts (6-6), Browns (5-7)NFC playoff pictureSaints (10-2)Seahawks (10-2)Packers (9-3)Cowboys (6-7)49ers (10-2)Vikings (8-4)In the hunt: Rams (7-5), Bears (7-6), Eagles (5-7), Buccaneers (5-7), Panthers (5-7) MORE: Full NFL playoff picture for Week 14There’s also a wacky scenario in which the Bills, not the Ravens, the Patriots or the Chiefs, would become the first AFC team to clinch a playoff spot. It’s an unlikely scenario that would have to begin with Buffalo upsetting Baltimore on Sunday, but it’s a possibility nonetheless.If Buffalo beats Baltimore, Tennessee beats Oakland, Denver beats or ties Houston and Tampa Bay beats or ties Indianapolis, then the Bills would clinch a playoff berth before the Patriots and Chiefs get their chances to do so in the late Sunday afternoon window. You never know.Here are all the Week 14 NFL playoff clinching scenarios for the Ravens, Bills, Chiefs, Patriots, 49ers and Seahawks.NFL playoff clinching scenarios for Week 14Baltimore Ravens(at Bills)Ravens clinch AFC North title with:Ravens win AND Steelers loss or tie ORRavens tie AND Steelers lossRavens clinch playoff berth with:Ravens win ORRavens tie AND Texans loss or tie ORRavens tie AND Titans loss or tie ORTexans loss AND Colts loss or tie AND Raiders-Titans tie(UPDATE: The Ravens clinched a playoff berth with their win over the Bills.)Buffalo Bills(vs. Ravens)Bills clinch playoff berth with:Bills win AND Raiders loss or tie AND Texans loss AND Colts loss or tieKansas City Chiefs(at Patriots)Chiefs clinch AFC West title with:Chiefs win AND Raiders loss(UPDATE: The Chiefs clinched the AFC West title with their win over the Patriots and the Raiders’ loss to the Titans.)New England Patriots(vs. Chiefs)Patriots clinch playoff berth with:Patriots win ORPatriots tie AND Steelers loss ORPatriots tie AND Texans loss or tie ORPatriots tie AND Titans loss or tie ORTexans loss AND Colts loss or tie AND Raiders-Titans tieSan Francisco 49ers(at Saints) NFL playoff clinching scenarios are growing in numbers as we near the end of the 2019 regular season, and in Week 14, six teams have chances to clinch either postseason berths or division titles.The Saints last week became the first team in the NFL to clinch a playoff spot when they beat the Falcons to win the NFC South title. This week, the Ravens and Chiefs are the only teams that can clinch their respective division titles. The Bills, Patriots, Seahawks and 49ers have scenarios in which they would clinch playoff berths but not the AFC East or NFC West.last_img read more

first_imgDemocratic presidential candidate Cory Booker is in Iowa on this Thanksgiving Eve to help prepare and serve lunch at a homeless shelter and host a discussion about building a supportive community in a diverse Des Moines neighborhood.Booker, a U.S. Senator from New Jersey, said it’s about showing the kind of values he’d bring to the White House and being thankful for his lot in life.“I have a definition of faith that says when you come to the end of all the light you know and you’re about to step into the darkness of a new challenge, faith is knowing that one of two things that will happen,” Booker told Radio Iowa. “Either you’ll find solid ground underneath you or the universe will send you people that will help you fly.”Booker had a surge of campaign contributions after his appearance in last week’s televised debate. He’s now spending money on campaign ads here, in hopes of boosting his standing in public opinion polls — so he can qualify to participate in the next candidate debate in December.“On the metrics that matter in Iowa — from local leaders endorsing us, the quality of our team, even being in recent polls about number three in net favorability — we’ve got the kind of ingredients to win in the Caucuses,” Booker said, “but the way the debate stage is set up, it’s about polling.”Booker’s campaign manager has said the radio ads and digital ads on social media are about turning “curiosity” about Booker into support in the polls.“When you see in Iowa TV commercials from everybody from Tom Steyer to Mayor Pete, they’re lifting up their polling numbers with those persuasive ads,” Booker said, “and we’ve got to start investing in some of that as well to make sure people know who I am and get them even more interested in my candidacy.”last_img read more