Somehow, the Warriors had made it through the entire regular season without a blemish, going 20-0 amid the tough Tri-Valley League, though six of those wins were by five points or less.The Cobras saw all this and, after topping Syracuse Academy of Science 63-53 in the opening round of the sectional tournament, demonstrated patience and toughness to knock Whitesboro out.Though it trailed most of the game, Grimes never let the Warriors get away, and once it got to the fourth quarter, the Cobras turned a 38-34 deficit around, leaning on its defense to make several big stops down the stretch. Clutch shots came from Ian Denton and Joe Wike, who each hit on three 3-pointers as Denton got 14 points and Wike 13 points, with Jack Gutchess adding eight points and Deng Mawien adding six points.Now Grimes could look ahead to a semifinal against no. 4 seed Christian Brothers Academy, who kept its season alive with its own late rally to eliminate no. 5 seed Central Square 70-66.Having won 12 of 14 going into the sectional tournament, the Brothers would go back and forth with the Redhawks, overcoming an early deficit with a big second quarter to lead 37-32 at the break.Led by Tim Giblin, who had 28 points (including five 3-pointers), Central Square answered, and with less than seven minutes left CBA trailed 56-50, but it would not end here.Closing on a 20-10 run, the Brothers were led again by sophomore Dan Anderson, who earned 23 points, while Sam Haas got four 3-pointers for most of his 14 points.Colin Kelly also had 14 points, with Jason Boule earning seven of his nine points at the free-throw line as Anderson also converted seven foul shots.By comparison, the other sectional Class A quarterfinals were more routine, but it sets up a rubber match between Jamesville-DeWitt and East Syracuse Minoa, who like Grimes and CBA split their two regular-season encounters.The no. 2 seed and defending sectional champion Red Rams did not have an easy time of it with no. 7 seed Fulton, but got away late to beat the Red Raiders 62-51.When it raced out to an early 17-7 lead, J-D appeared headed for the same comfortable wins it had enjoyed over Fulton two other times this winter, but in the game’s middle stages the Rams stagnated.It was only a 43-35 margin going to the final period, but J-D would stay in front thanks to Payton Shumpert, who poured in 29 points, and Trey Autry, who stepped up for 18 points as Matt Cieplicki added seven points.ESM, as the no. 3 seed, hosted no. 6 seed New Hartford that same night, and in this Spartans clash it was the hosts in control all the way through as it won by a score of 70-50.All season long, ESM had made its name through defense, and this game was no different as it held New Hartford to just nine points in the first quarter and moved out in front.Then the offense found its rhythm in the second half, outscoring the visiting Spartans 43-29 as Jimmy Ferns and Naiche Cook led the charge, Ferns earning 21 points and Cook getting 20 points.Not to get left out, Devin Mascato-Buffaloe finished with 13 points and Matt Burchill-Wright earned 12 points, while Colin Oczkowski paced New Hartford with 17 points.Share this:FacebookTwitterLinkedInRedditComment on this Story When the Section III Class A playoff bracket was released, the area’s four boys basketball teams were in a position where, if they all won their respective early-round games, they would get each other in the semifinal round.Thanks to four superb efforts in Tuesday’s quarterfinals, that’s exactly what will happen on Friday night at SRC Arena.No win was bigger than what Bishop Grimes did, the no. 8 seed Cobras going on the road and shocking undefeated, top-seeded Whitesboro 49-48. Tags: Bishop Grimesboys basketballCBAESMJ-D
Sarah Kim | Daily TrojanDo the JuJu · Junior wide receiver JuJu Smith-Schuster broke out of his early season slump going for 89 yards on eight catches against Utah.Friday. Smith-Schuster leads the team in touchdowns with two.On Saturday, the football team continues its difficult schedule, playing their second undefeated team in as many weeks. In just its second home game of the year, USC (1-3) will face an unranked ASU (4-0).This will arguably be the toughest game the Sun Devils have played so far after playing Northern Arizona, Texas Tech and Cal at home as well as one road game against the University of Texas at San Antonio.ASU has been handling its business and USC put a heavy focus on its defense during this week’s practices. The Sun Devils have the top-scoring offense in the conference while averaging 48.8 points per game. This is also the seventh-highest offensive average in the FBS.Additionally, the team is averaging 21.7 points in the fourth quarter, meaning USC will have to seal the deal if they get an early lead, something they failed to do last week against Utah. The Sun Devils have scored all 18 trips they have made to the red zone. This offensive barrage will be a challenge for a USC team that ranks seventh in the conference in total defense.The men behind the scoring flurries have been redshirt sophomore quarterback Manny Wilkins and a strong running back corps, including juniors Demario Richard and Kalen Ballage.“I’m beyond impressed with Manny Wilkins and his pocket sense of being able to create off pass attempts,” head coach Clay Helton said. “He’s as good as I’ve seen thus far in that area.”Wilkins has thrown for 1,085 yards with 5 touchdowns and three interceptions while going 84-125 on the season. He is also the second-leading rusher for the Sun Devils having accrued 312 yards on 56 attempts with 4 touchdowns.“One of the things that stands out to you immediately is their up-tempo offense,” Helton said. “They are putting up 80-plus plays a game.”The high-tempo offense has translated into a high-scoring machine and the top two running backs will pose a problem for the Trojans if their front seven struggles to stop the ball they way it did against Utah. Richard has 356 yards on the season and is averaging 3.9 yards per carry. He also has 1 touchdown.One of the most dynamic performances in the country this season came from Ballage who tied the FBS record for most touchdowns in a game after scoring 8 against Texas Tech. Ballage is averaging 6.4 yards per carry and has 285 total yards to complement his 9 touchdowns on the year.Part of containing the explosive offense will involve quarterback pressure, something the team has focused on this week after failing to register a sack against Utah last week. Due to the pace of the Sun Devils, Helton said he expects to see more playing time from freshman defensive ends Connor Murphy and Oluwole Betiku and junior inside linebacker Olajuwon Tucker.Offensively, redshirt freshman Sam Darnold is starting his first game in the Coliseum, and even though he admitted to feeling some nerves before last week’s game, he is preparing as normal for Saturday’s matchup.“They’re a really good football team, a really good bunch,” Darnold said. “Obviously late in games, what you saw in that Cal game with two late interceptions, that was obviously huge for them. It’s a great football team, we’re just looking to execute and play our style ball.”The Sun Devils have the toughest run defense in the conference, allowing only 95 yards per game, but have the worst pass defense, giving up 404 yards per game. Helton said he wants senior tailback Justin Davis to get 20-25 carries this game, but if ASU stifles the run game, Darnold will have to find his receivers.Against Power-5 teams, the Trojans have not thrown for a touchdown this season, but there were signs of life in the air against Utah with Darnold connecting with top receiver junior JuJu Smith-Schuster for eight catches and 98 yards.“The whole game plan wasn’t set up around me, but there were plays that were made for me,” Smith-Schuster said. “A lot of the plays were nine-yard stop routes and with the defense they were playing, I was allowed to get the ball more.”Smith-Schuster and company face the Sun Devils in a 5:30 p.m. clash in the Coliseum. The game is also being televised on FOX.
Miami-Dade County Public Schools has established a Department of Mental Health Services to coordinate and facilitate services between schools and community agencies and ensure students who are referred for mental health care and treatment are accessing services. The plan came to fruition after the passing of Senate Bill 7026, which allocated approximately $6.2 million to the District for the establishment or expansion of mental health services. The new department also includes the following:Hiring 30 Mental Health Coordinators/Social Workers to assist schools with a more rapid identification of students in need of mental health services and screenings.40 additional mental health providers being hired by the Children’s Trust to assist schools with a more rapid identification of students in need of mental health services and screenings.Expanding partnerships with outside agencies to strengthen the collaboration between schools and community to provide a full continuum of services.All schools will have a Threat Assessment Team and a Mental Health Team to discuss students who may need mental health services and direct these students to school and community resources to get the assistance needed. School-site teachers and staff will participate in the Youth Mental Health First Aid Training, an 8-hour program designed for adults who regularly interact with adolescents, which teaches the risk factors and warning signs of a variety of mental health challenges. These trainings kick off on the two Teacher Planning Days scheduled for September 10 and 19. New students registering must report previous mental health issues so schools can follow up and ensure necessary support and services are provided. Additional programs will be developed that support efforts to identify, report and prevent bullying; provide sensitivity training in the areas of race, gender, socio economic status, linguistic differences and disabilities; and provide a culture of respect.
Rival exec confirms #RedSox looking to cut payroll so they can make other moves (most likely in bullpen) and remain under luxury-tax threshold. Porcello and Bogaerts eligible for free agency after this season, Bradley after 2020. https://t.co/SbK4CJYvDP— Ken Rosenthal (@Ken_Rosenthal) December 11, 2018This comes one day after reports emerged saying the Red Sox would be willing to let closer Craig Kimbrel walk because they did not want to meet his hefty price tag. Boston already signed starting pitcher Nathan Eovaldi to a four-year, $67.5 million deal this offseason.The Red Sox signed designated hitter J.D. Martinez to a five-year, $110 million deal last offseason. Those are on top of an already large contract for David Price.Boston currently has the highest payroll in baseball, according to Spotrac. The Red Sox are reportedly trying to cut payroll after winning the World Series in 2018.According to USA Today, Boston is actively listening to offers on 2016 American League Cy Young Award winner Rick Porcello, and two more important players may be available as well. MLB trade rumors: White Sox to acquire SP Ivan Nova from Pirates The report states the Red Sox are “willing to talk about” ALCS MVP Jackie Bradley Jr. and shortstop Xander Bogaerts.The Boston #Redsox, trying to clear salary space for bullpen help, are openly listening to offers on Rick Porcello, and rivals insist also are willing to talk about Xander Bogaerts and Jackie Bradley Jr.— Bob Nightengale (@BNightengale) December 11, 2018The Athletic confirmed the Red Sox are trying to cut payroll and pointed out that Porcello and Bogaerts are free agents after the 2019 season. Bradley will hit the open market in 2020. Related News
Klopp said he would love nothing more than to celebrate together, to have a parade that would be even bigger than the one after Liverpool won the Champions League last year.He added: “But it just is not possible. We have all done so much to fight COVID-19 and this effort cannot go to waste. We owe it to ourselves and each other to do what is right and at this moment that means being together and being there for one another by being apart.”He said when the time is right Liverpool will celebrate and paint the city red.He concluded his plea: “But for now, please stay at home as much as possible. This is not the time to be in the city center in big numbers or to go near football grounds.“At the start of this crisis I said that we did not want to play in an empty stadium but if it meant that it helped just one person stay healthy we would do it no questions asked and nothing has changed to make me alter this view.”Following the outbreak of trouble Friday, the club, along with city hall leaders, issued a statement saying several thousand people turned up at the Pier Head and some chose to ignore the social distancing guidance and risk public safety.“Our city is still in a public health crisis and this behavior is wholly unacceptable. The potential danger of a second peak of COVID-19 still exists,” it added.******XINHUAShare on: WhatsApp Thousands of people ignored pleas to stay home and crowded the Pier Head and surrounding areas to celebrate Liverpool Premier League title sucesss.Kampala, Uganda | XINHUA | Liverpool manager Jurgen Klopp issued a direct appeal to fans on Monday after shocking scenes of celebrations to mark the club’s Premier title success grabbed global headlines.Klopp’s direct plea to fans came as a 19-year-old teenager appeared before the city’s magistrates charged with causing criminal damage by arson to one of Liverpool’s most iconic buildings, the Royal Liver Building, at the waterfront Pier Head.Matthew Egglesden who lives in neighboring Lancashire was arrested Friday on suspicion of arson after a firework hit the building which is within a Unesco World Heritage Site.Egglesden did not enter a plea when he appeared before the city’s district Judge Paul Heeley on Monday.He was released on conditional bail and is banned from entering Liverpool city center and must live at a specified address to await a full court hearing at Liverpool Crown Court on July 27.Thousands of people ignored pleas to stay home and crowded the Pier Head and surrounding areas, with videos widely shared showing angry clashes with police officers.Another man also appeared in court Monday on an assault charge and police in the city said 15 other people have been bailed after being arrested on suspicion of violent disorder.Writing Monday to the Liverpool Echo newspaper, Klopp told fans he loved their passion, songs, refusal to accept defeat and commitment.“Even though you cannot be at our games at the moment I love that you still made sure that you were with us by making the Kop look like the Kop even if it cannot sound like it,” he said.Klopp then added: “What I did not love, and I have to say this, was the scenes that took place at the Pier Head on Friday. I am a human being and your passion is also my passion but right now the most important thing is that we do not have these kind of public gatherings.”He said: “We owe it to the most vulnerable in our community, to the health workers who have given so much and whom we have applauded and to the police and local authorities who help us as a club not to do this. Please, celebrate, but celebrate in a safe way and in private settings, whereby we do not risk spreading this awful disease further in our community.”
Team BC’s run at the 2016 Canadian Senior Men’s Curling Championships in Digby, Nova Scotia ended Saturday morning with a 6-5 loss to Bryan Cochrane of Team Ontario during semi final action.Team BC lost a chance to finish in the medals after dropping a 7-5 decision to Alan O’Leary of Team Nova Scotia in the Bronze Medal match.Meanwhile, Cochrane doubled Randy Neufeld of Team Manitoba 6-3 to capture the 2016 Canadian Senior Men’s Curling Championship in the Gold medal game.What’s even more crushing to Skip Bob Ursel and third Dave Stephenson of Kelownaa, second Don Freschi of Trail and lead Fred Thomson of Nelson was the fact Team BC held the advantage with last rock in the final end in semi final action against the eventual 2016 Canadian Senior Men’s Curling Champs.However, Cochrane overcame not having the hammer to steal one and the hearts of Team BC at the same time.”We lost that game by a quarter of an inch,” Ursel’s third, Fred Thomson said following the game.Thomson said Ursel’s first stone in the end caught something on the ice, which put the pressure even more on the Team BC rink.Then with Ursel’s final shot, needing a double takeout to win the game, Team BC’s rock came up ever so close to scoring the winning point.”Bob hit (the stone) where we thought we had to hit it,” Thomson explained. “There wasn’t a measurement, but we both looked at the two stones for a minute before realizing Team Ontario’s rock was shot.”Team BC had the advantage coming home, leading 5-3 after six ends.However, Cochrane scored a deuce in the seventh before completing the comeback with a single in the eighth.Thomson said Team BC third Dave Stephenson, who was injured Friday, played, and played well for the westcoast province. Team BC suffers huge setback, qualifies for playoffs at 2016 Canadian Senior Men’s Curling ChampionshipsJust when everything was going so well . . . well, then this happens.Team BC suffered a huge setback Friday at the 2016 Canadian Senior Men’s Curling Championships in Digby, Nova Scotia when third Dave Stephenson injured a knee walking off the ice following the morning draw.“We had just played Team Ontario when Dave stepped in a spot at the end of the sheet with no ice and slipped,” third Fred Thomson of the Bob Ursel rink told The Nelson Daily.“He thought he was okay but while we were eating after he noticed the knee swelled so he went to get it check out.”Turns out Stephenson tweaked something in his knee.Skip Bob Ursel, Stephenson, second Don Freschi of Trail and lead Fred Thomson had just handed Team Ontario an 8-2 thrashing — skip Bryan Cochrane’s only loss of the Championships.However, the injury prevented Stephenson from taking to the ice for Team BC’s final game of the Championships, a 6-0 loss to Team Manitoba — a game that was called after five ends.“We’re hoping Dave is okay for (Saturday),” said Thomson, adding the rink was not really into playing the final game, especially after Stephenson went down.“He’s doing everything he can to be ready for the semi final.”Team BC, finishing with a 7-3 record, advances to the Playoff round as the fourth seed.Team BC, which meets Team Ontario at 5:30 a.m. PDT, moved Thomson to third and called in a spare to play lead against Manitoba.If Stephenson is ready to give it a go, Thomson is confident Team BC has just a good a chance to win the Championship as any of the other three rinks — Team Ontario, Team Nova Scotia and Team Manitoba.“We believe we’re have just a good a chance as any of the team,” Thomson said.“The way we’re curling, especially after the Ontario game, we feel we have a good shot at this.”That’s, of course, with Stephenson healthy playing third. Right now everyone in BC has fingers crossed.
JOCKEY QUOTES RAFAEL BEJARANO, AVANTI BELLO, WINNER: “I thought he rushed too much in his last out at Los Alamitos when I saw it. He still ran well and finished well in the end but I knew (what I would do differently.)“I knew Boozer and Songforjohnmichael were coming from shorter distances and were going to show more speed today. I pretended to go to the lead to make the other horses go, they went and I found my position and waited as long as I could until the right moment. I knew that Soi Phet was going to come running in the end so I wanted to save a little bit.“I thought we won. When we got to the stretch I still had a little horse and he was fine.” DOUG O’NEILL, AVANTI BELLO, WINNER: “Rafael thought he was like riding a bike a little in that you have to keep (his) mind on the game. But, at the same time he’s a horse that is very tempting to shoot off to the lead early with because he has the gate speed. Rafael chose to sit in a reserved spot and when he called on him, he chirped at him he had saved enough for the end.” TRAINER QUOTES NOTES: The winning owners are Steve Keh of Glendale, CA, Jim Richardson of Danville, CA, Pablo Suarez of Valencia, CA, Tom Roberts of Corona, CA and Wonderland Racing Stables of Orange, Connecticut. KENT DESORMEAUX, SOI PHET, SECOND: “Gallant effort, I thought I won. I thought I won.”
TOTTENHAM will aim to bounce back from their horror run of form in the Premier League as they travel to league leaders Liverpool.Spurs drew 1-1 last time out at home to Watford on the back of a 3-0 loss to Brighton.2 How Spurs could line-up for their tricky trip to LiverpoolMauricio Pochettino is now fighting to keep hold of his job, but saw the pressure eased after a 5-0 win over Red Star Belgrade.But the Argentine chief will need to make do without Hugo Lloris, who dislocated his elbow in the Seagulls battering.Paulo Gazzaniga will likely start in goal, behind what is almost certain to be a back-five in a bid to keep Liverpool’s rampant front-line at bay.The 5-2-3 formation will allow Tottenham to play their three best defenders, Toby Alderweireld, Davinson Sanchez and Jan Vertonghen in the heart of the back-line.Serge Aurier and Danny Rose are the most likely candidates in the wing-back positions.Moussa Sissoko and Tanguy Ndombele would bring energy to the midfield ranks, with Poch’s focus on the defensive end for the trip to Anfield.That means no room for Christian Eriksen, with Giovani Lo Celso tipped to return from injury, alongside Son Heung-min in the wider attacking positions.ACCA WITH LADBROKES Pick up a whole load of acca features to help you land the big oneMORE SPURS STORIESHARRY ALL FOUR ITKane admits Spurs must win EIGHT games to rise into Champions League spotGossipALL GONE PETE TONGVertonghen wanted by host of Italian clubs as long Spurs spell nears endBELOW PARRSpurs suffer blow with Parrott to miss Prem restart after appendix operationPicturedSHIRT STORMNew Spurs 2020/21 home top leaked but angry fans slam silver design as ‘awful”STEP BY STEP’Jose fears for players’ welfare during restart as stars begin ‘pre-season’KAN’T HAVE THATVictor Osimhen keen on Spurs move but only if they sell Kane this summerYOU KAN DO ITKlinsmann quit Spurs to win trophies but says Kane’s better off stayingTURBULENT PAIRINGDrogba and Mido had mid-flight brawl after stewardess prank went wrongGossipSPURRED ONTottenham table contract offer for Bayern Munich’s teenage starlet Taylor BoothExclusivePASS THE TESTEngland’s NRL-based stars urge bosses to make room for a Test this yearHarry Kane will lead the line, with the likes of Erik Lamela and Lucas Moura providing an attacking threat off the bench if required.Lamela scored twice on his 200th appearance for Spurs in the Champions League win midweek and will be pushing for a starting spot.And he may even be ahead of Moura should Lo Celso not make the starting XI for the trip to Merseyside.2Mauricio Pochettino admits he could get Spurs axe… but he won’t go grey worrying about it
New baby mothers were proud recipients of assorted items Tuesday, January 14, presented as a gesture of the Resident Representative of the United Nations Population Fund (UNFPA).Madam Ratidzai Ndhlovu handed out at least 50 “Mama Baby Kits” to the Chief Medical Officer of the Republic of Liberia, Dr. Bernice Dahn and Madam Yatta Sackie Wapoe, Medical Director of the James N. Davies Hospital in Jacob Town, along the Somalia Drive.Before the UNFPA Resident Rep. handed the kits over, she stated that she was glad that UNFPA can still put smile on the faces of people.Madam Ndhlovu also said the UN specialized organ wants to ensure that no woman dies giving birth, adding: “This hospital is in our core mandate, so we are going to make sure that no woman dies giving life.”A few weeks earlier, through the instrumentality of Madam Ndhlovu, UNFPA had given a facelift to the two-storey hospital building, by painting its interior and exterior.She stated that UNFPA did that because they at UNFPA support institutional delivery. “We support institutional delivery that is the only way we can reduce maternal and newborn mortality. When a woman comes to the institution, she should feel good and comfortable,” she stated.Liberia’s Chief Medical Officer, Dr. Bernice Dahn told the UNFPA Resident Rep, that during Liberia’s civil war the hospital was run by Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF) and when it folded its operations in Liberia, it turned the facilities over to the Liberian Government, which now manages it.According to her, people got to know the hospital for its free services under MSF and so have continued to come there.The hospital caters for only mothers and children. CMO Dahn disclosed that it was among hospitals with the highest neonatal deaths in the country and that her office was thinking on ways to give care to babies and their mothers who go to the James N. Davies Hospital.Medical Director Yatta Sackie Wapoe thanked Madam Ndhlovu for the gesture and told CMO Dahn that she and the hospital staff would do all to provide good care for babies and their mothers.The “Mama Baby Kit” contains baby clothes, sanitary pads, soap, baby lotion, etc. The Observer was told that most mothers, who come there in labor, don’t bring along those essential items with them.Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)
Death of prisoner… post-mortem to be done tomorrowEven as an investigation has been launched into the death of a 23-year-old prisoner, who succumbed to injuries on Sunday at the Georgetown Public Hospital, the family of the young man is hoping for justice and awaits the post-mortem results expected to be ready by Wednesday.Guyana Times has been reliably informed that the now dead man’s mother made a report to the Alberttown Police Station, where an investigation into his death is to commence.The prisoner, Shawn Thom, breathed his last at the Georgetown Public Hospital, where he was being treated for injuries he received while at the Camp Street Prison on May 26, 2018.His demise was confirmed to this newspaper on Sunday by acting Director of Prisons, Kevin Pilgrim. During an interview, Pilgrim stated that he received a telephone call on Sunday morning informing him of the man’s demise.He reiterated that upon Thom being discovered in a semi-conscious state on May 26, 2018, the prisoners with whom he had shared a cell told prison officers that he had sustained the injury in a fall.Thom had reportedly stabbed another prisoner with a mop stick during a scuffle on May 25, 2018, and based on that incident, he had been relocated to another cell with three other inmates.Director of Prisons, Gladwin Samuels had related that investigations were launched into both incidents, and the findings would be sent to the relevant authorities.Those investigations, according to Pilgrim, had been completed and the findings were sent to the Public Security Ministry. Taking Thom’s demise into consideration, the investigations will be reopened.Pilgrim has said that prison officials were waiting on the post-mortem results to decide their next step. However, he noted that ever since Thom’s admittance to the Georgetown Public Hospital, his mother has been in constant contact with the Prison Service.The 23-year-old Thom had been serving two three-year consecutive sentences for unlawful possession of a firearm and ammunition. He was expected to be released from prison in 2019.