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Seniors seek opportunities to serve

first_imgFor seniors networking with representatives from national and international service programs Wednesday night at the Post-Graduate Service Fair, volunteer work after graduation can be more than a “year off.” Michael Hebbeler, director for student leadership and senior transitions at the CSC, said the fair, hosted by the Center for Social Concerns (CSC) in the Joyce Center, offered another option for students looking for jobs from every college. “It’s a full-time job,” Hebbeler said. “It’s a misconception that it’s a year off and you’re kind of volunteering here and there. [The programs] are looking for students in all disciplines, there is accounting work to be done, there’s environmental work to be done, there’s counseling [and] education. Students of all majors should be able to find something that fits their skill set, their passions.” Hebbeler was the conduit between the graduate service world and the student body. He said the fair was primarily for seniors looking for opportunities to serve after graduatioy. “[There are] post-graduate opportunities ranging from health care to education to ministry,” Hebbeler said. “In the programs, [you’re] living in community, living simply, living on a small stipend, but engaged in work that promotes the common good that really carries out the mission of the University in a very direct way.” He said the international and large programs are the most competitive for applicants. The full-time positions range from small stipends to salaries, and from living in community to living alone, he said. “But all of the organizations are focused on work of peace and justice in a very direct way,” Hebbeler said. “We welcome all these programs, There are bigger programs, [such as] Teach for America, [Alliance for Catholic Education (ACE)], Peace Corps, and we also really value the small programs who do very good work in their smaller communities.” He said the fair benefited students looking for a variety of choices. “There’s something for everybody,” he said. You can find your niche, the community you want to live with, the work you want to do, whether you want a large program or a small program.” Volunteers typically commit one to two years to work 40 or more hours per week, Hebbeler said. He said the time spent serving others guides students as they discern their skillsets in the community and in the business world. “Students find themselves,” he said. “They mature, they grow in wisdom, they grow in skill set and they are more marketable for jobs after this or applying to grad school. Oftentimes this experience makes them a better and more competitive applicant. Of course we don’t promote it for the resume, but practically speaking it does help.” The programs intend to help students serve outside of their comfort zone, he said. “In the end, the real intention is students wanting to live out the mission of the University in a direct and fulfilling way, in relationship with other populations that will stretch them,” Hebbeler said. “These are oftentimes not comfortable positions, but because of that they will grow.”last_img read more

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Sara Bareilles’ Waitress to Play Broadway This Spring

first_img Show Closed This production ended its run on Jan. 5, 2020 After its current run at the American Repertory Theater, Waitress is heading to Broadway’s Brooks Atkinson Theatre this season. Directed by Tony winner Diane Paulus, the show features a score by Grammy nominee Sara Bareilles and a book by Jessie Nelson. Broadway previews will begin in March 2016, with opening night set for April. Exact dates will be announced later.Though no official casting is set for the Broadway engagement, the ART production stars Tony winner Jessie Mueller, along with Keala Settle, Jeanna de Waal, Eric Anderson, Joe Tippett and Drew Gehling. The production will close at the Cambridge venue on September 27.Based on the 2007 film by the late Adrienne Shelly, Waitress follows Jenna, a pregnant waitress in the south trapped in an abusive marriage and looking for a happy ending. She finds relief—and potentially that happy ending—by making creatively titled pies and forming a romance with an unlikely newcomer. Related Shows View Comments Star Files Waitress Sara Bareilleslast_img read more

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Your credit union’s strategic plan success: 5 best practices

first_imgDDJ Myers speaks to hundreds of credit unions every year. This helped inform us that with the ever-changing industry dynamics facing boards and executive teams, credit unions require a reinvigorated approach to formulating and executing their strategic plans. Board members and management are asking for the same progress in the dialogue during the strategic planning session. We have carefully listened to the challenges that face credit union leadership and boards and constructed five best practices to implement right away for a more successful strategic planning process. Educate your board ahead of time Understand the competitive landscape and the market holisticallyOutline your membership demographics and define your target membershipMap out your credit union’s cultural variables by examining your executive team’s decision-making process and your staff’s strengths Define your credit union’s capacity for change and risk tolerance  continue reading » 11SHARESShareShareSharePrintMailGooglePinterestDiggRedditStumbleuponDeliciousBufferTumblrlast_img read more

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City traffic aids undergo 3-day seminar with MMDA

first_imgMMDA training personnel conducted athree-day traffic management seminar to 42 traffic aides of the Public Safetyand Transportation Management Office (PSTMO) from Nov. 26 to 28. Also discussed were Traffic Directionand Control techniques, assessing movement of traffic, traffic stops, andcontrol zones, traffic violations, what to do during compromising or unusualsituations, and ticket issuance. Four months ago in July, 15 technicalpersonnel of the MMDA also came over to study the traffic situation of the citythen made recommendations on how to best to manage it. Mayor Jerry Treñas previously said hewould be pushing through with the intelligent traffic system (ITS) that thenmayor Jed Patrick Mabilog proposed in 2017. Such a system could help preventfatal road accidents, he said. The trainers also tackledinternational traffic signs, road markings, road safety audit as well asphysical drills. He said an ITS would discouragedrivers from disregarding traffic rules and regulations, and it would also helplaw enforcers identify and catch violators. An ITS involves the use ofclosed-circuit television cameras capable of determining the speed of vehicles(if they are over-speeding) and recording them. It would also entail theestablishment of a command/monitoring center.center_img Mabilog thought of having an ITS forthe city to address traffic congestion, stop illegal parking and curb recklessdriving that mostly result to vehicular accidents. The focus was Republic Act 4136 or theLand Transportation and Traffic Code. In January 2017 Mabilog formed atechnical working group and the city government allotted P25 million for thesystem. ILOILO City – To professionalize itstraffic enforcers, the city government tapped the help of the MetropolitanManila Development Authority (MMDA). But in October 2017 Mabilog wasdismissed from the service by the Office of the Ombudsman for unexplainedwealth. Then vice mayor Jose Espinosa III who assumed Mabilog’s post put theproject on hold./PNlast_img read more

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Bacolod best performing city in Western Visayas

first_imgMayor Evelio Leonardia, represented byDILG-Bacolod City Director Ma. Joy Maredith Madayag in receiving the award,acknowledged the efforts of his fellow city officials, department and officeheads, and employees for making Bacolod what it is today. BACOLOD City – This capital cityadded another feather to its cap after bagging the distinction of being theBest Performing City in Western Visayas. Aside from being the champion in Bestin Performing City Category, Bacolod also received five special awards in thefive areas of governance. The Department of the Interior andLocal Government (DILG) conferred the award to Bacolod during the 2019 Searchfor Excellence in Local Governance (Excell) Awards rites in Iloilo City. This year’s awarding ceremony dubbed“Pagdayaw 2019: Reaping Results. Upscaling Innovations,” was led byDILG-Western Visayas Regional Director Ariel Iglesia, Assistant RegionalDirector Maria Calpiza Sardua, and Civil Service Commission-Western VisayasRegional Director Nelson Sarmiento, who awarded the trophies to the winners.center_img “This proves the efficiency andresponsiveness of government machinery and the vibrancy of the economy and thecity in general,” the mayor said in a statement on Tuesday night. These included champion in Excellencein Local Legislation, Excellence in Administrative Governance, and Excellencein Environmental Governance as well as first runner-up in Excellence in SocialGovernance and Excellence in Economic Governance. Last month, Bacolod was also afinalist at the Digital Governance Awards presented by the Department ofInformation and Communications Technology, the National ICT Confederation ofthe Philippines, and the DILG./PNlast_img read more

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Franklin County Fair has gone virtual

first_imgBrookville, IN —The Franklin County 4-H fair has gone 100% virtual for 2020. While it is understood pictures and videos cannot fully replace live exhibits, the virtual fair environment is intended to allow a judge to see and learn about the skills a 4-H member has developed throughout this past year resulting from their 4-H experiences. Fair Entry will be open for these Franklin County exhibits to be uploaded from July 1- July 10, then closed for judging. Judging of the projects will take place between July 13 through July 19 and results will be available on July 20.Animal Projects were also presented virtually and those projects were all due by Sunday night. The all the livestock events will be conducted through Virtual Cattle Battle.  Those shows are:​​​Beef ShowDairy ShowDairy Goat ShowHorse & Pony ShowMeat Goat ShowPoultry ShowRabbit ShowSheep Show​Swine showlast_img read more

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TENNIS : Orange needs strong final weekend of regular season to stay in NCAA tournament hunt

first_img Comments Luke Jensen admits his Syracuse team is sitting squarely on the NCAA tournament bubble right now. With a No. 57 national ranking, the Orange knows there is still work to do before it can achieve its season-long goal.The Big East tournament next weekend is Syracuse’s last chance to make a statement. Despite racking up some quality wins this year, SU’s weak schedule overall leaves its tournament status in doubt.‘In our sport’s culture, the whole goal is to get to the tournament,’ Jensen said. ‘You need a schedule that reflects that. It’s the game within the game.’But before the Orange competes in the conference tournament, it must finish the regular season strong this weekend against Georgetown and Seton Hall. The Orange was ranked No. 39 in late February, but fell as it took on and dominated lower-level competition, winning its last four matches by a combined 27-1.Jensen and SU know winning next weekend’s Big East tournament in Tampa, Fla., is the only way to secure the ultimate goal of a tournament bid. Jensen said the team remains focused on winning to move closer to that goal rather than the tournament bubble.AdvertisementThis is placeholder text‘They’ve always been focused on the next match,’ Jensen said. ‘There are no motivation issues, and we’ve just got to point our energy in the right direction.’But the Orange players feel the team is good enough to earn an at-large bid. The team just hasn’t had a chance to prove itself against quality opponents.Teams are hesitant to schedule Syracuse – a program still far from elite in college tennis – because they know even a dominating win could bring them down in the rankings. It’s a frustrating cycle for the Orange. Syracuse can’t improve its reputation without beating quality teams, but quality teams are less likely to schedule the Orange with its current status.That makes Syracuse’s matchups with top programs even more important.‘We’ve got to take advantage of the nationally ranked teams,’ Jensen said. ‘We’re an us-versus-the-world type of team, and we’re the little guy. We have to take the anger and frustration out on the court.’On the court, Syracuse has taken advantage of its opportunities against top teams this year. The Orange has defeated ranked teams in Boston College, Harvard and Yale.Senior captain Emily Harman has seen her team receive more respect, slowly but surely, over her years at Syracuse.But Harman has never made the NCAA tournament. She feels this team is capable of providing that final achievement, due in part to an increased confidence level stemming from this year’s respectable level of competition compared to prior years.‘Our belief comes from some of our biggest wins coming this year,’ Harman said. ‘In the past it was all over the place with belief, but we’re more mentally prepared and confident now. I believe in myself and this team 110 percent.’Harman said she and her teammates want the tournament berth badly.‘We’re all on the same page, and we all want it just as much,’ Harman said. ‘I believe in every one of these girls, and I know they’ll all do everything they can.’Harman feels every Syracuse team she has played on was capable of winning in Tampa, but the team just didn’t play well enough when it mattered. A Big East championship has always been the goal, and this year Harman feels the team is ready to accomplish it.The Orange is now practicing consistently outside at Skytop, as opposed to indoors at the Drumlins Tennis Center. All remaining matches will be contested outdoors, and the final push for the NCAA tournament begins this weekend against Seton Hall and Georgetown.Jensen knows his team is good enough. It’s just a matter of showing it.‘If we don’t play well, we can lose,’ Jensen said. ‘But if we play well, we won’t lose.’ Published on April 11, 2012 at 12:00 pm Contact Kevin: kmprisei@syr.educenter_img Facebook Twitter Google+last_img read more

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Spruill turns in strong showing at Pro Day after not receiving NFL Combine invite

first_img Facebook Twitter Google+ While Jay Bromley and Jerome Smith entered Syracuse Pro Day looking to improve their measurables from the NFL Scouting Combine, fellow NFL Draft hopeful Marquis Spruill didn’t have that luxury.Spruill was on the initial list of NFL Draft Combine considerations, SU Assistant Athletics Director for Athletic Performance Will Hicks said, but ultimately was not one of the 335 players invited.So on Wednesday, the former Orange linebacker gave scouts from 29 NFL teams their first look at his “raw” speed and strength.“They liked my speed, they like my little bit of weight improvement, and they liked me as an athlete and a player,” Spruill said.Spruill increased his weight to 231 pounds after weighing in at 224 as a senior middle linebacker. He said he was happy with all of his performances, but did not indicate specific numbers. Hicks said he ran a “very good” 40-yard dash and had a vertical jump of about 34-1/2 inches.AdvertisementThis is placeholder textMost interestingly, though, Spruill is being looked at as a nickel linebacker as well as an outside linebacker. His athleticism offers him multiple opportunities at the next level.“Because of his speed and his ability to run on 3rd down, he’s got a chance to do that,” Hicks said. “He’s very versatile. He’s going to be a very good special teams player.”Spruill said he had a tough time putting on those additional nine pounds, and even did some drill work for defensive backs after SU’s season ended.On Wednesday, he took part in a backpedaling drill, but otherwise stuck to the linebackers’ positional drills.Spruill said he was pleased with his overall performance. Now he’ll just continue working out in hopes of having his name called at the Draft on May 8-10.Said Bromley: “I know Marquis because I’ve trained with him for years. He’s a freak and he showed that.” Comments Published on March 26, 2014 at 7:38 pm Contact Stephen: | @Stephen_Bailey1last_img read more

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UFC: Conor McGregor wants to fight Donald Cerrone in his return, confirmed his manager

first_img SUBSCRIBE TO US 9 months ago UFC: Nate Diaz meets Conor McGregor’s doppleganger at an event FOLLOW US WATCH US LIVE LIVE TV  “We’ve met them, we’re in close communication with them. I would hope that an announcement could happen in the coming weeks, but at the end of the day, it’s still a work in progress,” said Audi Attar (McGregor’s manager) in an interview. Also Read- Conor McGregor Doppelganger Opens ‘The Notorious Restaurant’ In SlovakiaUFC: Conor McGregor vs Donald Cerrone is on the wayThe megafight between two UFC veterans is yet not confirmed by the promotion but Conor McGregor’s manager has confirmed that McGregor is interested in the fight and the paperwork is already in process. After facing a crushing defeat against lightweight champion Khabib Nurmagomedov at UFC 229, Conor McGregor stayed out of the sport for a while but he kept on hinting the fans about his return on many occasions. Donald Cerrone’s name popped up among them but it never went to this far, until now. Also Read- UFC: Nate Diaz Roasted By Former British Champion With Mike Tyson Reference Post UFC 244Also Read- Charles Oliveira Brags About Winning Future UFC Fight With Khabib Nurmagomedov WE RECOMMEND COMMENT Raj Sarkar center_img Former double champion Conor McGregor is eyeing his UFC return on January 18, 2020, and he has already thrown a lot of names at the fans who are expected to welcome him in his UFC return. The Irish Superstar wanted to fight the winner of BMF title before going against the winner of Tony Ferguson vs Khabib Nurmagomedov but nothing has been finalised. However, it seems that Donald Cerrone, the man with most finishes in UFC history, is finally lined up against Conor McGregor for his UFC return and McGregor’s manager Audi Attar has reportedly said that negotiations are underway for the fight. 9 months ago Charles Oliveira brags about winning future UFC fight with Khabib Nurmagomedov First Published: 19th November, 2019 18:33 IST Audi Attar also believes that Conor McGregor needs to stay active in the sport for getting back in the winning track. According to him, when McGregor was dominating the sport he was active, and he was not fighting just once in a year. Also Read- Will Conor McGregor And Floyd Mayweather Fight Inside The Octagon?UFC: Donald Cerrone’s UFC runThe Cowboy has faced two back to back TKO losses in last fights against Tony Ferguson and Justin Gatheje which has snapped him out of the top 10 spot in the lightweight division. However, he is still one of the best fighters in the promotion with most UFC wins. Take a look at Donald Cerrone in action. Last Updated: 19th November, 2019 18:33 IST UFC: Conor McGregor Wants To Fight Donald Cerrone In His Return, Confirmed His Manager Conor McGregor’s manager Audi Attar has confirmed that Conor McGregor vs Donald Cerrone is already in negotiations and we can expect the fight soon. Know more 9 months ago UFC: Nate Diaz roasted by former British champion with Mike Tyson reference post UFC 244 Written By 9 months ago Conor McGregor doppelganger opens ‘The Notorious Restaurant’ in Slovakia 9 months ago Will Conor McGregor and Floyd Mayweather fight inside the Octagon?last_img read more

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PGAN Appoints Gov Ahmed as Life VP

first_imgThe Professional Golfers’ Association of Nigeria (PGAN) has appointed Kwara State Governor, Ahmed Abdufattah, a Life Vice President of the body.Director of the body, Samson Lawal, made the disclosure at the on-going 5th Kwara State Open, in Ilorin where he said the governor was being honoured because of his unwavering support for the game and investment in golf development in the state.“His passion for the game has been highly commendable and he has contributed immensely to the game across the state. We believe with the level of support he has shown for the game, it is only right to honour him with our esteemed Life Vice President position of the body,” He said. The Life Vice President is honour conferred on outstanding golf personalities by the professional golf body.Meanwhile, Abuja-based Oche Odoh, is tied for the top place with Daniel Pam after both returned 141, three under par in the first-two rounds of the championship. Both players have ruled the Professional Golfers’ Association’s Order of Merit in the past.“I think the course’s set up is okay and the fairways are well kept. I hope the next two rounds go well for me. I look forward to winning this title,” Odoh, MicCom Golf and Country Club’s Sunday Olapade and Ghanaian Emos Korblah are tied for the third place with one shot behind the joint leaders.Over 100 amateur players have signed up to join the contest for the 5th Kwara Open title from Saturday November 12, 2017, at the 18-hole Ilorin Golf Club.Captain of the Club, Ola Maliki said the club is ready to host the number of players registered for the event.“The course has been in good shape and the professionals have posted good scores all week, which is a sign that the course is in good shape. We are also expecting that amateur players playing over the weekend will enjoy the same measure of excellence state of ourfacility” he saidThe event would be rounded off on Sunday November 12 with a prize-giving gala at the club house, where Gov. Abdufattah would be decorated as a Life Vice President by the PGA officialsShare this:FacebookRedditTwitterPrintPinterestEmailWhatsAppSkypeLinkedInTumblrPocketTelegramlast_img read more

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NPFL: Lobi, Kano Pillars, Heartland Continue Push for Playoff Spots

first_imgElsewhere in the Thursday clashes in the Nigerian topflight, Wikki Tourists defeated Kwara United 2-1 with Williams Ukeme and Abdullahi Musa scoring the goals. Isah Magaji scored Kwara United’s consolatory goal 14 minutes from time.In Group B, Kano Pillars claimed a valuable 1-0 away victory against already relegated Yobe Desert Stars in Damaturu. Adamu Hassan got the winner in the 10th minute.However, it was same sad story for another home team as Heartland defeated FC IfeanyiUbah 2-1 in their oriental derby clash in Nnewi.Chinonso Okonkwo scored Heartland’s lead in the 38th minute with Uche Oguchi doubling the advantage eight minutes after the break. Chibuike Ezeh put one back for the home team 19 minutes from time.Go Round FC also boosted their survival hopes with a 1-1 draw against Plateau United. Chiebonam Nwogbaga put the hosts ahead in the 41st minute, while Kabiru Umar netted the equaliser for Plateau United in the 63rd minute.In Lafia, Nasarawa United won all three points with a 2-1 victory against Gombe United. Adesina Thomas and Anas Yusuf were the goal scorers for Nasarawa United with Adamu Mohammed finding the back of the net for Gombe UnitedMATCH-DAY 20Remo 0-0 EnyimbaYobe 0-1 K’ PillarsRivers Utd 1-1 LobiWikki 2-1 Kwara UtdGo-Round 1-1 Plateau UtdIfeanyiUbah 1-2 HeartlandNasarawa 2-1 Gombe UtdKatsina Utd 3-1 SunshineShare this:FacebookRedditTwitterPrintPinterestEmailWhatsAppSkypeLinkedInTumblrPocketTelegram Champions Lobi Stars push to qualify for the Playoff of the 2018/19 season of the Nigerian Professional Football League (NPFL) yielded dividend Thursday as they grabbed a valuable away point against Rivers United in Port Harcourt.The Makurdi team got the curtain raiser in the 56th as Kunle Odunlami scored an own goal in the midst of intense pressure. But five minutes later, Adebambo restored parity for the Rivers State owned side.Lobi remain second in the Group A standing behind leaders Rangers FC on 31 points from 20 games. Enyimba who also drew goalless away to Remo Stars in Sagamu is third on 30 points.last_img read more

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Phased Reopening of Guyana’s International Airport Pushed Back to August 1

first_imgGEORGETOWN, Guyana – The Guyana Civil Aviation Authority (GCAA), has delayed the phased opening of the Cheddi Jagan International airport. The GCAA has made it clear that no airline has been granted approval for the conduct of a scheduled commercial operation. The GCAA has noted that it will continue to monitor the COVID-19 situation in Guyana. CMC The airport was scheduled to reopen its runway on Wednesday to international commercial flights. The Authority says it has drafted Regulations and Standard Operating Procedures (SOPs) to guide aviation stakeholders on the measures which are expected to aid in the mitigation of the spread of Covid-19 and the full resumption of aviation-related activities. Phase Two which is expected to allow additional repatriation and commercial flights will now commence on the 1st August. The airports, under the current phase will continue to allow limited repatriation flights, outgoing flights, cargo flights, medivac flights and special authorized flights. However, in a statement, the GCAA said it consulted with the Ministry of Public Health and has made some adjustments to its reopening plan. The Airports have already put several systems and safety measures in place for their eventual reopening. The Director-General of the Guyana Civil Aviation Authority (GCAA) Egbert Field said the Authority and the National COVID-19 Task Force consider the health of Guyanese and the nation as a top priority and that triggered the delay in the reopening plan.last_img read more

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Mastercard treats football icons, others to exclusive UEFA Champions League viewing

first_imgLeading global payments technology firm and UEFA Champions League sponsor Mastercard on Tuesday hosted Ghana’s top celebrities, sportsmen and customers at an exclusive big screen viewing of the televised semi-final match between Tottenham and Ajax. Football legend Samuel Kuffour and over 100 Mastercard customers gathered at the Kempinski Hotel, Accra, to feel close to the UEFA Champions League action and enjoy Africa’s most loved sport together. At the premium star-studded event, guests and sports aficionados pitched their tents with opposing teams, predicting outcomes and cheering as the match progressed.  After an eventful play, reactions were split as Tottenham emerged winners of the semi-finals set with a 3-2 lead score.  Samuel Kuffour, the Ghanaian professional football icon and bronze medalist at the 1992 Summer Olympic Games, who played for Bayern Munich for over a decade, expressed his surprise at the outcome of the game. He said: “Both teams played valiantly but I had pegged Ajax for the win based on their first-half performance and lead so it was both an exciting and nerve-wracking game to watch.” Ghanaian Reggae sensation, Stonebwoy, thrilled the audience with his hit songs at the end of the match.  Mastercard will be hosting more customers in Nigeria for the finals match of the UEFA Champion’s league, Europe’s most prestigious football competition; as Tottenham and Liverpool battle for the coveted trophy in perhaps the most anticipated football match pairing of the year.   Mastercard has been a sponsor of the UEFA Champions League, since 1994.last_img read more

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Angels trade Ian Kinsler to Red Sox

first_img Clippers, Mavericks brace for the unknown in Game 4 Mike Trout, with bat and glove, helps Angels end losing streak Angels offense breaks out to split doubleheader with Astros Newsroom GuidelinesNews TipsContact UsReport an Error The Angels have traded Ian Kinsler to the Boston Red Sox for left-handed pitching prospects Williams Jerez and Ty Buttrey, the second move in the past five days in which they unloaded one of their impending free agents.The deal was first reported by The Athletic’s Ken Rosenthal.The Angels, who have faded to fourth place in the American League West, acquired Kinsler this winter, getting him from the Detroit Tigers as part of an infield remodel that also included third baseman Zack Cozart. Cozart suffered a season-ending injury last month, and the Angels traded Gold Glove catcher Martin Maldonado to the Houston Astros last week.While the injury-plagued Angels have faded and become clear sellers going into Tuesday’s 1 p.m. PT non-waiver trade deadline, Kinsler has shaken off a slow start at the plate. Since the All-Star break, Kinsler has hit .452 with five doubles and two home runs in nine games.center_img Angels’ Shohei Ohtani spending downtime working in outfield Jose Suarez’s rocky start sinks Angels in loss to Astros Kinsler, 36, is in the final year of his contract, meaning he’s a short-term fix at a position of need for AL East-leading Boston.Four-time All-Star Dustin Pedroia has played just three games this season. The former World Series MVP returned from offseason knee surgery in late May only to go right back on the disabled list a week later. He’s currently rehabbing at home in Arizona with no indication whether he’ll be able to return this season.With Pedroia out, the Red Sox have leaned on Eduardo Nunez and Brock Holt, but those two also have been needed at third base and shortstop, and Rafael Devers is on the disabled list with a strained hamstring.Related Articleslast_img read more

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Clippers upended by surging Pelicans

first_imgNEW ORLEANS — Injuries and illness across New Orleans’ roster provided Daruis Miller a chance to play extended minutes with his old Kentucky teammate, Anthony Davis.They did a lot of winning together in college, and Wednesday night’s game against an NBA playoff contender was no different.Davis had 16 points, 13 rebounds and six blocks while Miller capped a 16-point outing with a pair of clutch jumpers, and the under-manned Pelicans won their fourth straight, 98-96 over the Clippers.“I just knew I had an opportunity. I wanted to come out and play aggressively,” said Miller, whose nearly 29 minutes of action were more than double his season average of 11.8. “I just so happened to have a good game. I think everybody did, though. Everybody stepped up and that’s the reason why we won.” Miller’s 3 made it 95-90, and his 16-foot jumper coming off a screen to the left of the foul line gave the Pelicans a 97-92 lead with 47 seconds left.Anthony Morrow, also playing extended minutes, scored 27 points, while reserve center Alexis Ajinca added 14 points and 11 rebounds.“We beat a team that’s got a chance to win a title,” Pelicans coach Monty Williams said. “I can’t say enough about our group. It felt like a playoff game in there tonight.”Jamal Crawford scored 31 for the Clippers, but narrowly missed a couple late 3-point attempts, including one as time expired that could have won it.“We didn’t execute the play,” Clippers coach Doc Rivers said of the final seconds. “But the game didn’t come down to the final play. I really thought (New Orleans) deserved to win. Newsroom GuidelinesNews TipsContact UsReport an Errorcenter_img “If we had won, I would have taken it, but sometimes the basketball gods punish you for messing around and I though that’s what we did.”Former New Orleans star Chris Paul had 12 assists, but set a Clippers record for shooting futility by missing all 12 of his attempts from the field. His only points came on two foul shots.“If I go 0 for 15 or 0 for 20 and we win, I could care less,” said Paul, whose team had won nine of its previous 10 games to get within striking distance of the second playoff seed in the Western Conference. “It’s more than this game. It’s about playing the right way going into the playoffs.”Blake Griffin had 21 points, including a late off-balance floater as he was fouled with 10.5 seconds left. But he missed the following free throw that could have tied it. Davis rebounded the miss, but clanked a free throw on the other end, giving Los Angeles one more chance to tie or win.Davis scored 10 of his points in the second half, including a two-handed dunk in which he sprung toward the hoop from right side of the lane too quickly for DeAndre Jordan to respond. Davis also took on Griffin with confidence, rising over him to score on one end and alter his shots on the other.“AD wanted to prove that he and Blake are on the same level,” Williams said.Jordan had 11 points, 16 rebounds and four blocks, but lamented, “We didn’t play defense in the first half. We gave them a lot of confidence and when that happens it’s hard to turn guys off.”Pelicans guard Eric Gordon missed his third straight game with left knee tendinitis, while point guards Brian Roberts (bruised left knee) and Austin Rivers (upper respiratory infection) were also out.That forced Williams to start shooting guard Tyreke Evans at point guard, with Miller, normally a small forward, also playing some minutes at guard. Evans finished with 10 points and nine assists.“It’s like MASH unit,” Williams said. “We’re sitting there looking at the guys go through warm-ups this morning and it didn’t look good. So we brought the guys together and just talked to them about, ‘Just compete at a high level.’”New Orleans managed to keep pace with Los Angeles in part because Paul kept missing and didn’t score until hitting two free throws with 2:52 left in the third quarter.“Chris started pressing a little bit,” Rivers said. “He was trying to get going, which you want him to do. Just keep doing it in the realm of the offense.”last_img read more

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Patrick Beverley roasts Paul George for blaming bad game on officiating: I locked you up

first_imgPaul George wasn’t happy with the officiating during Oklahoma City’s loss to the Clippers on Friday. He was so mad he called out the referees and was fined $25,000 for his comments.But Patrick Beverley — a man who takes serious pride in his ability to play one-on-one defense — didn’t take kindly to what George said and his response to the All-Star forward sparked a heated exchange. “Men lie, numbers don’t. He tried to blame the refs. Naw bra bra!!!,” Beverly wrote on Twitter.Men lie, numbers don’t. He tried to blame the refs. Naw bra bra!!!— Patrick Beverley (@patbev21) March 9, 2019This tweet was actually in reply to another pointing out George’s success, or lack thereof, when Beverley guarded him Friday. Related News George went 3-of-10 shooting with seven points on 44 possessions. But the MVP candidate wasn’t having it from Beverley.”Stop it pat lol LA has gave you a platform now but stop it bra bra,” he wrote.Stop it pat lol LA has gave you a platform now but stop it bra bra!— Paul George (@Yg_Trece) March 9, 2019Beverley wasn’t backing down. In fact, he upped the ante.”never knew u for the excuse type,” he wrote. “Give credit if credit is due. I locked u up last night. I won the Battle last night. Plain and simple.” @Yg_Trece never knew u for the excuse type. Give credit if credit is due. I locked u up last night. I won the Battle last night. Plain and simple.— Patrick Beverley (@patbev21) March 9, 2019The Thunder and Clippers do not play again in the regular season. However, the Clippers are just two games behind the Trail Blazers for fifth in the Western Conference. Oklahoma City is fourth.If LA were to get there the two teams would face off in the playoffs. Paul George fined $25K for criticizing officialslast_img read more

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