The Strawberry Moon is upon us.Yes, it is really happening, and no, the moon is not going to look like a big, round strawberry.In North America, the name comes from Algonquin tribes of Native Americans. According to the Old Farmer’s Almanac, this full moon served as their sign to harvest wild strawberries.For the Eastern time zone of the United States, the peak viewing time of the Strawberry Moon will happen at 4:30 a.m. Monday, June 17. However, the moon will also appear full just after sunset on Sunday, June 16.CNN Meteorologist Judson Jones says the best time is to look at the moon while it is still low on the horizon, adding, “When the moon is low on the horizon, it allows you to capture the view with objects in the foreground, making the moon appear bigger.”There is a bonus. The solar system’s largest planet, Jupiter, will float just above the moon. The planet made its closest approach of the year to Earth last Monday and remains visible.
(REUTERS) – After two routs to open the Olympic women’s basketball tournament, the question is not so much will the all-conquering United States win a sixth straight gold medal but will they ever lose again.The U.S. followed up their drubbing of Senegal in their opener with a less ruthless but no less clinical 103-63 dissection of third-ranked Spain yesterday, blowing out a team viewed by many as a legitimate medal contender.It seems as if nothing can stop the U.S. juggernaut as the mighty Americans ran their Olympic winning streak to 42 games, a 24-year stretch of domination dating back to the 1992 Barcelona Summer Games.“You go into the game thinking that maybe today is the day you can beat them because it is not impossible,” offered a hopeful Spanish captain Laia Palau. “You just have to have a wonderful game on your side and they have to be, I don’t know, sick.”Spain have never won an Olympic medal, but with an experienced lineup, including two players who earn a living in the WNBA, they represented a huge step up in class following a 121-56 mugging of Senegal.But like nearly every other nation that line up against the United States, the Spaniards are still searching for their first-ever win.The two countries have met nine times in Olympic and world championship competition, Team USA winning all nine including their three previous Summer Games encounters by a whopping average of 35 points.“I haven’t been on many underdog teams in my career but I do have an awareness of what it feels like when no matter what you do you have no chance, and it’s not a good feeling,” said U.S. captain Sue Bird. “But on the flip side there is also opportunity to upset, to make history and that I am sure is in the back of all their minds.“Would I want to be in their shoes, probably not, but they are trying to make history by beating us.”Despite the difference in pedigree between Spain and Senegal, who are still chasing a first-ever Olympic wins, the Group B contest unfolded in much the same fashion.Playing in front of a small, sleepy crowd at the Youth Arena, the U.S. took a few moments to shake off the cobwebs but quickly turned on the style as they sped to a commanding 54-37 halftime lead.Once again the depth of Team USA was highlighted with all 12 players getting on the scoreboard, including five in double digits with Diana Taurasi leading the way with 13 points.“We’re not easy to deal with obviously,” said U.S. coach Geno Auriemma. “Spain is a pretty good but when you look at our depth it starts to take its toll on the other team.“That’s the pressure we can put on teams, everybody we bring in off the bench can score and make a play.“It’s a good place we are in right now.”
Coronavirus fears cancel Lake Placid’s luge World Cup stopLAKE PLACID, N.Y. (AP) — Lake Placid won’t play host to any major international sliding events this winter, after the International Luge Federation said Wednesday it will not hold a World Cup competition there because of concerns about the coronavirus pandemic. The upstate New York village was supposed to host a luge World Cup in mid-January. It will now be held in Oberhof, Germany, meaning the entire sliding-sports season will be held in Europe and Asia — skipping North America entirely.CYCLING-TOUR DE FRANCERoglic extends overall Tour lead; Lopez wins toughest stage In other NFL news:— Peyton Manning and Charles Woodson are among 14 first-year eligible candidates for the Pro Football Hall of Fame. Joining the two-time Super Bowl champion quarterback and the star cornerback/safety on the ballot are receivers Calvin Johnson, Wes Welker and Roddy White; running back Steven Jackson; tight end Heath Miller; offensive linemen D’Brickashaw Ferguson and Logan Mankins; defensive linemen Jared Allen, Justin Tuck and Kevin Williams; linebacker Jerod Mayo; and defensive back Charles Tillman. In all, there are 130 nominees for five modern-era spots. Enshrinement at the hall in Canton, Ohio, will take place next August.In other NFL news:— The New York Giants have reached a multi-year arrangement with DraftKings that makes the Boston-based company the official sports betting, i-gaming and daily fantasy operator of the NFL team. The deal grants DraftKings access to official Giants marks and logos. There will also be a first of its kind virtual SportsLounge open on Giants’ game days, providing attendees access to all DraftKings platforms. The value of the deal wasn’t disclosed.— The Denver Broncos have placed injured linebacker Von Miller on injured reserve following his operation to repair a dislodged tendon in his left ankle. Miller was injured during a practice and is expected to miss the season, although there’s a chance he could return in December if his recovery is faster than anticipated. The Broncos promoted cornerback De’Vante Bausby from their practice squad with starter A.J. Bouye expected to miss a couple of weeks after injuring a shoulder in the opener against Tennessee. Associated Press MERIBEL, France (AP) — Colombian rider Miguel Angel Lopez has won the toughest mountain stage of this year’s Tour de France while race leader Primož Roglic added a few crucial seconds to his advantage over rival Tadej Pogacar. Roglic finished 15 seconds behind Lopez in second place and Pogacar trudged over the line 30 seconds behind Lopez in third. Roglic is 57 seconds ahead of Pogacar with four stages remaining while Lopez overtook Rigoberto Urán to move up to third place. The 170-kilometer (105.4-mile) trek’s grinding final ascent to the Méribel ski station was the high point of this year’s race at 2,304 meters. — The Colorado Rockies have shut down right-hander Jon Gray for the season due to a sore shoulder. The 28-year-old last pitched Sept. 1 before going on the injured list with what was described as inflammation in his shoulder. Gray finished the season 2-4 with a 6.69 ERA. Gray has a 45-37 career mark with a 4.59 ERA. His 692 career strikeouts are fifth-most in team history. — Umpires hastily cleared the field during a game between the Cleveland Indians and Chicago Cubs when a small drone flew into Wrigley Field over the bleachers and landed on the grass in deep left center. As Willson Contreras came to bat with two outs in the bottom of the fifth and the game tied at 2, the device was spotted over the left-center stands. Before the drone landed, umpires rushed players into their dugouts. The blinking drone took off, hovered at about 100 feet, then pulled away and vanished past the vintage center-field scoreboard.VIRUS OUTBREAK-BIG TENBig Ten changes course, will play fall football after allUNDATED (AP) — The Big Ten is going to give fall football a shot after all. Less than five weeks after pushing football and other fall sports to the spring in the name of player safety during the pandemic, the conference changed course and said Wednesday that it plans to begin its season the Oct. 23-24 weekend. BUFFALO, N.Y. (AP) — The Buffalo Sabres acquired veteran center Eric Staal in a trade that sent forward Marcus Johansson to the Minnesota Wild. The trade was the first completed by newly hired Sabres general manager Kevyn Adams, who took over after Jason Botterill was fired in June. Adams is very familiar with Staal, as they were teammates in Carolina and members of the Hurricanes team that won 2006 Stanley Cup. Both players are in the final year of their contracts, with the cost-conscious Sabres saving $1.25 million in space under the salary cap. Buffalo, however, takes on a 35-year-old Staal, who is six years older than Johansson.TENNIS-ITALIAN OPEN — Jorge Alfaro homered twice before he took a foul ball to his helmet and the Miami Marlins beat the Boston Red Sox 8-4. Garrett Cooper also homered and scored twice for Miami, which moved within 2 1/2 games of first-place Atlanta in the NL East. — Jacob deGrom left after two innings with a right hamstring spasm, but the New York Mets rallied from four runs down to beat the Philadelphia Phillies 5-4. Phillies reliever Hector Neris dropped the ball on the mound for a balk that moved the go-ahead run to second base in the ninth. Rookie infielder Andres Gimenez hit an RBI single to put the Mets ahead. — Luis Castillo threw seven shutout innings, Shogo Akiyama drove in the Reds only run and Cincinnati completed a four-game sweep of Pittsburgh with a 1-0 win that keeps the Reds in the postseason picture. Castillo (3-5), coming off his first career complete game, retired nine of the last 10 batters he faced and gave up only three hits and a walk with 10 strikeouts.— Mike Fiers threw six sharp innings before turning it over to a lights-out bullpen and the Oakland Athletics snapped a six-game skid against the Colorado Rockies with a 3-1 win. Next up, a well-earned day off for the Athletics, who have played 16 games in 13 days. They finished the stretch 9-7. The Rockies were 1-for-8 with runners in scoring position against the 35-year-old Fiers. — Brady Singer was stellar for a second straight start, allowing two hits in six innings, and the Kansas City Royals blanked the Detroit Tigers 4-0. The rookie right-hander struck out the first five Detroit hitters and retired the first 10. Salvador Perez homered and drove in three runs for the Royals, who have won seven of eight. UNDATED (AP) — Despite setting two defensive franchise records for the Carolina Panthers last season, Eric Reid remains unsigned, like his close friend: Colin Kaepernick.Reid tells The Associated Press he has not received any offers nor been invited for a visit by any team since the Carolina Panthers released him in March. The 28-year-old safety had 130 tackles, four sacks, six passes defended, two fumble recoveries and a forced fumble in 2019. The tackles and sacks are a franchise record for Carolina. Washington coach Ron Rivera, Reid’s former coach in Carolina, gave him a strong endorsement Wednesday, describing him as “a heck of a teammate.” Rivera says his team is set at the position, otherwise he’d call Reid. And he hasn’t received any calls from other coaches or general managers inquiring about Reid.A first-round pick by San Francisco in 2013, Reid went to the Pro Bowl his rookie season. He joined with Kaepernick in 2016 when the former star quarterback took a knee during the national anthem to protest against police violence, racism and social injustice. Reid has also been a vocal opponent of the NFL’s new collective bargaining agreement. They beat the San Diego Padres 7-5 behind Dustin May’s gutty effort out of the bullpen and home runs from AJ Pollock and Chris Taylor. Will Smith drove in three runs for the seven-time defending NL West champion Dodgers, who opened a 3 1/2-game lead in the division by winning two of three in the matchup of the NL’s two best teams. San Diego is closing in on its first playoff berth since winning the division in 2006. It has lost two straight for the first time since mid-August.In other action:— Byron Buxton and Miguel Sano each hit a two-run homer, and the Minnesota Twins denied the Chicago White Sox a chance to clinch their first playoff berth in 12 years with a 5-1 victory. Eddie Rosario also went deep and Minnesota pitchers retired their final 18 batters against the AL Central leaders. Chicago had won six straight and nine of 10. The second-place Twins moved within two games of Chicago in the division standings.— Rookie Luis García hit a two-run homer in the 10th inning and the Washington Nationals beat the AL East-leading Tampa Bay Rays 4-2. With Carter Kieboom on second base to start extra innings, the 20-year-old García hit a leadoff shot on the first pitch from Nick Anderson. Tampa Bay completed a stretch of eight consecutive games against last-place teams at 3-5. September 16, 2020 VIRUS OUTBREAK-PAC 12Pac-12 football plans remain in holding patternUNDATED (AP) — Any plans for the Pac-12 to join the Big Ten in returning to football are on hold due to health policies in two states within the conference. The Big Ten changed course and said it will begin an eight-game football schedule on Oct. 23. The Pac-12 has also reconsidered starting its football season this fall, but does not have approval from state and local health officials in California and Oregon to start contact practices. The Pac-12 has announced a partnership that would give the conference’s schools the capacity to perform daily, rapid COVID-19 tests on athletes.VIRUS OUTBREAK-COLLEGE BASKETBALLNCAA basketball season set to open day before Thanksgiving Djokovic behaves better in 1st match since US Open defaultROME (AP) — Novak Djokovic behaved better in his first match since being defaulted from the U.S. Open. The top-ranked Serb was mostly courteous with the chair umpire during a 6-3, 6-2 win Wednesday over local wild-card entry Salvatore Caruso in his opening match at the Italian Open. The performance came in sharp contrast to the scene in New York 10 days ago, when Djokovic was disqualified for unintentionally hitting a line judge in the throat with a ball. Djokovic said earlier this week that the incident taught him “a big lesson.”Nine-time Rome champion Rafael Nadal is set to make his return to competition after a seven-month absence against Pablo Carreño Busta. Other winners included Matteo Berrettini and Marin Cilic (CHIHL’-ihch).LUGE-WORLD CUP-LAKE PLACID — Kyle Higashioka hit a career-high three home runs, DJ LeMahieu connected twice and the resurgent New York Yankees hit a season-best seven home runs in another Bronx air show, thumping the Toronto Blue Jays 13-2 to back another overpowering start by ace Gerrit Cole. Luke Voit lofted a three-run drive for his major league-leading 19th homer and Clint Frazier added a solo shot as the Yankees won their seventh straight game following a 5-15 slide. New York moved 1 1/2 games ahead of Toronto for second place in the AL East, with the top two teams ensured spots in the expanded postseason that begins in less than two weeks. — Javier Báez’s RBI single in the 10th inning lifted the Chicago Cubs to their fourth straight win, 3-2 over the Cleveland Indians. Automatic runner Ian Happ advanced to third when Kris Bryant greeted Phil Maton with a groundball single to open the 10th. After an intentional walk and two strikeouts, Báez’s liner to left scored Happ and sent the Indians to their eighth straight loss, their longest slide since June 2013. The Cubs won their fourth straight and strengthened their grip on first place in the NL Central.— Brent Suter and three relievers combined on a two-hitter and Ryan Braun hit his 350th career homer, leading the Milwaukee Brewers over the St. Louis Cardinals 6-0 for a doubleheader split. The Cardinals took the opener 4-2 behind Adam Wainwright’s four-hitter. Cardinals manager Mike Shildt ran the team in the opener. He missed the nightcap while serving a one-game suspension, imposed by Major League Baseball after tempers flared during the Brewers’ 18-3 romp Tuesday night. Umpires warned both teams after Braun was hit by a pitch in the fifth inning. He was at the center of the trouble the previous night when he hit Cardinals catcher Yadier Molina in the wrist during a swing.— Kyle Gibson threw a four-hitter and Joey Gallo hit a ground-rule RBI double with two outs in the ninth inning to lift the Texas Rangers over the Houston Astros 1-0. It was the first career shutout for the 32-year-old Gibson and third complete game. The victory snapped a seven-game road skid for the Rangers, who are 5-18 away from home this season. — Cole Hamels finally got on the mound in an Atlanta uniform, allowing three runs to the Baltimore Orioles before reaching his predetermined pitch count in the fourth inning, and the Braves struggled offensively in a 5-1 loss Wednesday night. Rookie Keegan Akin struck out nine over five scoreless inning to earn his first big league victory and help the Orioles win the deciding matchup of a three-game set against the NL East leaders. NBA NEWSLeBron James makes All-NBA team for record 16th timeLAKE BUENA VISTA, Fla. (AP) — LeBron James now stands alone in All-NBA recognition history, getting there unanimously. James was revealed Wednesday as an All-NBA player for a record 16th time, breaking the mark he shared with Kareem Abdul-Jabbar, Kobe Bryant and Tim Duncan. He was a first-team pick on all 100 ballots, joining Milwaukee’s Giannis Antetokounmpo as the only unanimous first-team selections this season. Joining them on the first team: Houston guard James Harden, Lakers forward Anthony Davis and Dallas guard Luka Doncic, who got the nod in just his second season in the NBA.NHL NEWSSabres acquire Eric Staal in sending Johansson to Wild — San Francisco 49ers cornerback Richard Sherman will miss at least the next three games after injuring his calf in the season opener. A person familiar with the injury says Sherman will be placed on injured reserve and won’t be eligible to return until after missing the next three weeks. The person spoke on condition of anonymity because the team hasn’t made an announcement. Sherman is the latest key player on the defending NFC champions to be hampered by an injury so far this season. — Star receiver Allen Robinson said he expects to remain with the Chicago Bears the rest of the season, though he wouldn’t say if he requested a trade. Robinson is in the final season of his three-year, $42 million contract and is seeking an extension. He deleted references to the Bears from his social media accounts on Tuesday, and the Chicago Tribune reported he asked to be traded if they can’t agree to a new deal. He said Wednesday he is “not gonna get into that detail.” — Zach Banner’s season is over. The Steelers placed the right tackle on injured reserve two days after he tore the ACL in his right knee in a win over the New York Giants. Banner edged Chukwuma Okorafor during an extended training camp battle to earn the starting job. His season ended in the fourth quarter against the Giants when his knee appeared to give out while dropping back in pass protection. Okorafor, a third-round pick in the 2018 draft, figures to get the start when the Steelers host Denver in their home opener.— The Patriots have promoted kicker Nick Folk and cornerback Myles Bryant from the practice squad to the 53-man roster. Folk handled kicking duties in their win over Miami, but was sent back down after the game. — Bills starting linebackers Matt Milano and Tremaine Edmunds missed practice, and their availability is uncertain for Buffalo’s game at the Miami Dolphins on Sunday. Coach Sean McDermott wouldn’t provide an update on the players’ status other than to say they were receiving treatment after getting hurt in a season-opening 27-17 win against the New York Jets. Each team will play eight games in eight weeks and the conference championship game will be held Dec. 19 — if all goes well. That should give the Big Ten an opportunity to compete for the national championship.The Big Ten said its Council of Presidents and Chancellors voted unanimously Tuesday to restart sports. The vote last month was 11-3 to postpone, with Ohio State, Iowa and Nebraska voting against.The decision to play came after sharp pressure from coaches, players, parents and even President Donald Trump, all of them pushing for a Big Ten football season. The conference is home to a number of battleground states in the November election, and Trump swiftly applauded the move in a tweet.Another factor in triggering the re-vote was the emergence of daily rapid-response COVID-19 testing, which wasn’t available when university presidents and chancellors decided to pull the plug on the season. The Big Ten said it will begin daily antigen testing of its athletes, coaches and staff on Sept. 30.The Big Ten’s plan to play also includes the establishment of a cardiac registry to study the effects COVID-19 has on athletes’ hearts. Dr. Leslie Cooper chairs the cardiovascular department at the Mayo Clinic in Florida. He says the registry can potentially close a gap in research when it comes to the new coronavirus. Share This StoryFacebookTwitteremailPrintLinkedinRedditMLB-SCHEDULEDodgers 1st team to clinch playoff spot, beat Padres 7-5UNDATED (AP) — The Los Angeles Dodgers are the first team to clinch a playoff spot in the pandemic-shortened season. UNDATED (AP) — The NCAA men’s and women’s basketball seasons will begin Nov. 25, the day before Thanksgiving. The Division I Council voted to push the start date back from the originally scheduled Nov. 10 as one of several precautions against the spread of coronavirus. The later start date coincides with the decision most schools made to send students home from Thanksgiving until January out of concern about a potential late-fall and early-winter flareup of COVID-19. Closed campuses could serve as a quasi bubble for players and provide a window for nonconference games. The maximum number of regular-season games has been reduced from 31 to 27. The minimum number of games for consideration for the NCAA Tournament was cut from 25 to 13.NFL NEWSEric Reid still hasn’t received an offer or workout invite Update on the latest sports MLB NEWSAP sources: MLB umpire tests positive for virus, crews shiftNEW YORK (AP) — Several people familiar with the situation tell The Associated Press that a Major League Baseball umpire has tested positive for the coronavirus, prompting a late shift in crew assignments in Florida this week. The affected umpire wasn’t identified. He was not on the field when the result was learned. MLB medical experts didn’t believe the positive test represented a threat of infection or presented a risk to other personnel, according to those familiar with the matter. The people spoke to the AP on condition of anonymity because there was no official announcement.Elsewhere around the majors:
Boston and Oakland kicked off the 2008 MLB season in Japan last week. Washington opened the baseball season in the States against Atlanta at their brand new ballpark Sunday with a dramatic 9th inning homerun by Ryan Zimmerman.The remaining teams were scheduled to open their season Monday, however, due to weather, several teams weren’t able to begin their season as scheduled.Don’t get me wrong — I don’t envy the schedule makers in baseball. I know they have a very tough job, but they need to get some common sense and stop scheduling teams in cold weather cities to play at home during the first week of the season.It seems like every year some team in the north opens a season at home against a team from the south or a team with a stadium with a dome.Just look at this year’s schedule.Milwaukee opens at Chicago Cubs. Toronto opens at New York Yankees. Arizona opens at Cincinnati. All three games were delayed because of rain. And all three road teams have a home stadium with a dome on it.It just seems logical that if you flip the games, you wouldn’t run into as many problems.Don’t get me wrong; as a Brewers fan I would rather end the regular season at home against the Cubs instead of having Milwaukee play at Chicago when possible playoff implications could be on the line for both teams. But I’m getting sick of early season games getting postponed because the schedulers keep making this mistake.Last season, the Cleveland Indians lost four home games because the powers-that-be decided it was a better idea for them to open at home during the first week instead of on the road. Their entire first series versus Seattle was canceled because of snow, and to avoid any more cancellations Cleveland was forced to move its next series against the Angels to Milwaukee to ensure they could actually play a game.Because of early season cancellations, the Indians were required to play 23 straight days during the stretch run while competing for the division title. They also played a “home” game in Seattle.While I realize what happened last season in Cleveland was an extreme situation and nothing anyone could have predicted, it all could have been avoided if Cleveland was scheduled to play that series against Seattle in Seattle where they too have a dome on their stadium.By continuing to schedule games early on in the season in cold weather cities where there is no dome, schedule makers are not only putting teams at a disadvantage, but they are also taking the excitement out of the start of the season.Yankees and Blue Jays fans have to wait until today to see their teams start their season. The Reds and Diamondbacks had to wait over an hour to take the field. The Brewers and Cubs were twice delayed by rain, and while both starting pitchers came back, had the second rain delay lasted any longer, both Lou Pinella and Ned Yost would probably be forced to ask their bullpen to cover six innings to start the season.I realize the schedulers add extra off days in April to try to help should games be delayed by rain or snow, but they could make things easier by taking advantage of the stadiums with domes by having them open the season.However, if they insist on continuing to open the season in cold weather cities, then they should delay the start of the season by a week in an effort to miss the weather.I don’t care what the schedule makers do as long as they do something to fix this problem that takes away some of the excitement of opening day every year. Greg is a senior majoring in communication arts. Let him know how you would schedule MLB if you were in control at email@example.com.
The politics behind immigration reform and California’s changing demographics dominated the discussion over immigration policy at Wednesday’s California Policy Roundtable, which centered around the importance of immigration in the upcoming presidential election, as well as the role that California has in shaping national policy.The event featured two Los Angeles Times reporters — Seema Mehta, a senior political reporter covering the 2016 presidential campaign, and Kate Linthicum, an immigration and politics reporter — and was hosted by the Jesse M. Unruh Institute of Politics.After a brief introduction from Unruh Institute Director Dan Schnur, moderators Kyla Middleton, director of political content for the Political Student Assembly, and Cindy Pineda, director of civic engagement for the Latina/o Student Assembly, took turns asking questions of the guest speakers before opening the discussion to questions from the students. The moderators focused on asking questions that would portray all sides of the immigration debate rather than aligning with a particular political party, Schnur said.“It’s very important to listen to people with whom you don’t always agree,” Schnur said. “With these programs, we try to bring in a wide range of voices, not for a debate, but simply to give students a chance to hear from people who might have a different opinion than they do.”Pineda, a junior majoring in health promotion and disease prevention, framed the discussion by portraying immigration as a multifaceted issue, one that is relevant to students as well as the larger community of Los Angeles and the nation as a whole.“The availability of healthcare for undocumented immigrants and the intricacies of border security have continuously permeated the discussion,” Pineda said. “As a child of immigrant parents, I recognize the complexities that surround immigration are intersectional, and one solution is not viable to solve all the challenges that exist.”Major issues brought up during the discussion involved each political party’s position toward immigration and, specifically, the difference between documented and undocumented immigration. Mehta pointed out that in an attempt to align themselves with voters who fear immigrants, many Republican candidates have become increasingly anti-immigrant; others, such as Jeb Bush and Marco Rubio, have attempted to appeal to Latino voters by adopting more moderate policies.“This time around we have candidates talking about how a lot of [immigration policy] is family-based — your siblings, your parents — and whether we should shift that to more skills-based,” Mehta said. “There’s been more of a discussion about the legal side this time around than I’ve seen in years past.”The issues around immigration policy and reform are especially prevalent in Los Angeles, where 3.5 million immigrants comprise 37 percent of the city’s overall population, according to data from a USC Dornsife College of Letters, Arts and Sciences study done by the Center for the Study of Immigrant Integration.“L.A. is incredibly diverse and incredibly immigrant compared to other parts of the country, where it’s more of an abstract conversation,” Linthicum said. “Here in L.A., it’s a very crucial question, because 1 in 10 residents of L.A. County doesn’t have legal documentation. As the debate continues to rage on the national level and be unresolved and unanswered, a lot of cities and states are stepping up to either make life easier for immigrants or to make life harder.”Ultimately, Middleton and others hope that attending events such as the California Roundtable will help students be more informed, no matter which side of the debate they end up supporting.“These events are for all USC students to come out and understand why politics are important and the effects that it’s currently having,” Middleton said. “Since we’re all living here, it’s important to be aware of not only the debate, but of certain policy that can affect all of us.”
Assistant Ghana coach Maxwell Konadu says the unique formula to get the Black Stars going at the Afcon finals is to do away with complacency.Ghana, tops the Group B standings with four points from their opening two matches ahead of their final group game against Niger on Monday.But Konadu says the turn around in fortune cannot be a precursor to taking things for granted as he warns of tough challenges ahead.“Complacency is one thing that affects a team if you don’t carefully deal with it,” Konadu said on Friday in Port Elizabeth.“It can get into your system and somewhere along the line, cause problems for you. And I think that is what affected [DR] Congo [who drew goalless with Niger].“Our psychologist is doing his best to help us get rid of that. If we are able to deal with that, I think the boys will be on top of their game and go on win for us.” The Black Stars recovered from a 2-2 draw in their first game in Port Elizabeth against DR Congo, but have since bounced back after beating Mali 1-0 on Thursday to jump top in the group.Despite the sudden upturn in form and result, Konadu still insist that the team is no where near their best.“I don’t think we’ve played our best game yet. We think the boys can still improve,” he said.“There’s more room for improvement. What you’re seeing is good but it’s not the best from us. We just hope that we will get the best out of the boys in due course.”
Cirque du Soler. 🎪#AlwaysRoyal pic.twitter.com/Wyl77mrkWE— Kansas City Royals (@Royals) July 21, 2019Jeff McNeil covered some major ground to make this play.Flying Squirrel. pic.twitter.com/d3zKflFjze— MLB (@MLB) July 21, 2019What’s Next?Red Sox (54-46) at Rays (57-45) 7:10 p.m. ET — Boston lost two of its last three games to a struggling Orioles team. The defending champs are three games out of the second wild-card spot and could use this as an opportunity to jump Tampa Bay in the standings. MLB trade rumors: Are the Yankees interested in Rangers starter Mike Minor? MLB trade rumors: Mets believe they can ‘still get a solid return’ for Zack Wheeler despite injury Buehler, 24, tallied 11 strikeouts in seven innings of work and is 9-1 this season.That’s 11 Ks through seven shutout innings for @buehlersdayoff! pic.twitter.com/NJoMRAIrro— Los Angeles Dodgers (@Dodgers) July 21, 2019Miami catcher Jorge Alfaro went 2 for 4 and was the only Marlins batter to record multiple hits in the loss. Related News Los Angeles dominated Miami 9-0 on Sunday to complete a sweep of the Marlins.The Dodgers notched three home runs in the shutout but starter Walker Buehler stole the show. Los Angeles has a commanding lead in the National League West with a 67-35 record while the Marlins are last in the National League East at 36-61 record.Studs of the NightAsher Wojciechowski struck out 10 batters as the Orioles shut out the Red Sox, 5-0.Michael Brantley went a perfect 3 for 3 and hit two home runs in the Astros’ 5-3 victory against the Rangers.Max Kepler went 3 for 6 with a home run and four RBIs as the Twins topped the Athletics, 7-6.Duds of the NightVladimir Guerrero Jr. was hitless in three at-bats in Toronto’s 4-3 loss to Detroit.J.P. Crawford went 0 for 4 as the Mariners fell to the Angels, 9-3HighlightsThe Royals’ Jorge Soler robbed a home run with this catch.
Funeral Services will be at 2:00 P.M., Monday, December 9, 2013 at Oxford Funeral Service Chapel. Visitation will Monday, December 9, 2013 from 9:00 A.M. until time of service. Burial will be at the Oxford Cemetery. A memorial has been established with the American Indian Heritage Association and may be left with Oxford Funeral Service.Â Â For further information or to leave a condolence please visit www.oxfordfuneralservice.com. June DeckardJune Ella (Judy) Deckard, 83, passed away from colon cancer December 5, 2013, at her home with her family by her side in Oxford, KS. Judy and Leslie moved their family to Winfield, KS in 1953 where Leslie went to work for the Binney & Smith Crayola Factory where he worked for 33 years before his retirement in 1986.Their small family continued to grow with another son, Kenneth Wayne born in 1955 and another daughter, Cheryl Lynn in born in 1958. They moved the family to Oxford, KS in 1961 and were blessed with another daughter, Cecile Mae, in 1962. Judy and Leslie spent many years taking care of various family members who needed help. In 2003 they came home to Oxford to take care of Leslieâ€™s health problems. I 2004 Leslie lost hisown battle with cancer. Judy continued to help care for family members in need until her own physical needs took precedence.Judy is survived by her sister, Alice Hilton of Phoenix, AZ; her daughters, Vickie Starlin and husband Marvin of Oxford, KS Cheryl Neal and husband Jesse of Arkansas City, KS, Cecile Hershberger and husband Ron of Newton, KS; her son Kenneth Deckard of the home, twelve grandchildren, numerous great-grandchildren, and a host of friends. Judy is preceded in death by her parents, three brothers, one sister, her son, Dan Earl and her beloved husband of 57 years, Leslie. Judy worked for Rexâ€™s CafÃ© for many years before going to work for TG&Y Stores. In 1966, Judy went to work for Gott Corporation as a foamer and then later in Quality Control until her retirement in 1987. Judy was born December 9, 1929 in Denver, CO to Earl and Vera (Jussell) Luce. Judy moved with her parents and two older brothers, Donald and Andy, to Branson, MO in 1933. There her family grew with another brother, James, and two sisters, Alice and Hilda. Because times were hard Judy wanted to help her family and being tall for her age, she got a job as a waitress at the age of thirteen. Judy also helped with the USO during WWII and was a member of the American Legion Womenâ€™s Auxiliary in Branson. Judy married Leslie Deckard on Friday, the Thirteenth of June 1947 in Arkansas. The couple moved to McAllen, TX where their first son, Dan Earl was born. In 1949, having moved back to Branson, their first daughter, Vickie Arlene, was born.
“I want to become a pro as soon as possible,” Antetokounmpo told Eurohoops.net. “I was born and raised in Europe, I know European basketball and the best thing for me would be to sign a contract with a European club. I will have to train and compete against grown men, I will experience strong competition and pressure and I will evolve on every level.”MORE: Zion Williamson’s former agent alleges he received impermissible benefits to attend Duke Alex Antetokounmpo, the brother of Bucks superstar and reigning NBA MVP Giannis Antetokounmpo, will opt to skip college basketball and play in Europe next season.The youngest of the Antetokounmpo brothers, Alex isn’t one of the most highly-touted prospects in the high school class of 2020; Rivals has him as the No. 44 overall power forward in the country. But he did have several mid-major offers and received interest from some Big Ten schools, including Wisconsin and Iowa. He averaged 20.0 points and 7.3 rebounds as a senior at Dominican High School in Wisconsin. Antetokounmpo plans to use his experience in Europe to prepare for the 2021 NBA Draft. If he is selected or signed as an undrafted free agent next year, he’ll be the fourth Antetokounmpo brother to make it to the league. Thanasis plays with Giannis on the Bucks, and Kostas plays with the Lakers.Alex Antetokounmpo is just the latest young player to spurn college basketball for the chance to play professionally. While college basketball may not miss him the way it’ll miss Jalen Green, the No. 1 recruit in the class of 2020 who will play in the G-League next season, Antetokounmpo’s name alone might have been enough to generate interest among fans, something the sport has struggled with the last few years outside of the month of March.It’s an issue the NCAA is well aware of, and potential solutions have been considered in recent months, including the possibility of allowing players to seek their own endorsement deals. Until that change is made official, though, it wouldn’t be surprising to see more players take this route.
Jonas Sultan ‘stronger and faster than Jerwin,’ says trainer “We’ve been studying him. To me, he fights different styles in a fight. He had a different strategy against Casimero,” Ancajas told INQUIRER.net.Ancajas described Sultan as an “unpredictable” fighter and it’s also the reason why he doesn’t want to be overly confident.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSGinebra beats Meralco again to capture PBA Governors’ Cup titleSPORTSAfter winning title, time for LA Tenorio to give back to Batangas folkSPORTSTim Cone, Ginebra set their sights on elusive All-Filipino crown“We don’t want to be too confident against him because he fights different styles,” he said.The 26-year-old Ancajas will defend his IBF super flyweight title for the fifth time against Sultan, who is a first-timer in a world title fight. But Ancajas thinks Sultan’s inexperience fighting at the highest level is also what makes him a dangerous opponent.“Sultan is hungry [to win his first world title] that’s why we can’t be complacent.”Ancajas is coming off a 10th round stoppage of Israel Gonzalez of Mexico early last month in Texas while Sultan became the mandatory challenger after beating compatriot Johnriel Casimero by unanimous decision in a title eliminator six months ago in Cebu.The all-Filipino world title fight—not seen since the great Pancho Villa beat Clever Sencio in 1925—was originally scheduled on April 14 in Las Vegas but was postponed after the event’s headliner Terence Crawford sustained a right hand injury during sparring.According to Ancajas’ trainer Joven Jimenez, the bout between his prized ward and Sultan will be reset on either May 26 or June 2 and could take place in Las Vegas or California.ADVERTISEMENT LATEST STORIES Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Scarlett Johansson, Sterling K. Brown among SAG Awards presenters Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew Photo by Mark Giongco/INQUIRER.netBefore Sunday night in the 18th Gabriel “Flash” Elorde Boxing Awards, Jerwin Ancajas and Jonas Sultan had never met.That, however, doesn’t mean Ancajas knows nothing about Sultan ahead of their title fight.ADVERTISEMENT Conor McGregor seeks to emerge from controversy in UFC comeback Judy Ann’s 1st project for 2020 is giving her a ‘stomachache’ MOST READ RELATED VIDEO Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Recto seeks to establish Taal rehab body to aid community, eruption victims 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 Jiro Manio arrested for stabbing man in Marikina View comments In Liverpool, Man United sees the pain and path to recovery Cabuyao City rising above the ashes through volunteerism Nadine Lustre’s phone stolen in Brazil