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Australia reports community spread of novel flu in Victoria

first_img Victoria’s health minister, Daniel Andrews, said in a statement today that the state’s move to a modified sustain phase of its influenza plan is being done to focus on protecting vulnerable people from the virus rather than containing the virus. Vulnerable groups include seniors, students at special development schools, hospital patients, and those who have chronic illnesses. See also: Jun 3, 2009 (CIDRAP News) – Australian health officials acknowledged today that the novel H1N1 influenza virus has achieved sustained community transmission in the state of Victoria, where 521 cases were reported today, an increase of 126 since yesterday. The spread of the virus in Victoria suggests that the World Health Organization’s (WHO’s) formal criterion for a full-fledged pandemic (pandemic alert phase 6)—sustained community transmission in more than one global region—has probably been met. The WHO has been holding off on a pandemic declaration because of concern that it may trigger undue alarm, given that the illness is mild in most cases. This week the agency said it would come up with a way to rate the disease’s severity and provide related guidance in an effort to reduce undue alarm from a pandemic declaration. Australia’s overall novel H1N1 case count reached 633 today, with all eight states and territories reporting cases. In addition to Victoria’s cases, New South Wales has reported 70, and Queensland has reported 26. For the remaining states and the two territories, case numbers are in the single digits. At a news briefing yesterday, Dr. Keiji Fukuda of the WHO described Australia as one of several countries that seemed to be in transition between having scattered travel-related and institutional H1N1 cases and having sustained community transmission. He said the WHO had not yet seen evidence of “really widespread community transmission” in those countries. “The decision to move to a modified sustain phase of our plan acknowledges that Victoria’s response to the H1N1 influenza virus is proportionate to the risk to the community,” Andrews said. Raina MacIntyre, professor of infectious diseases and epidemiology at the University of New South Wales in Sydney, told CIDRAP News that Victoria is the only state where sustained community transmission appears to be occurring. More than 75% of cases have occurred in children aged 5 to 18, she said. Schools will no longer automatically close if a student has a flu-like illness, though large numbers of confirmed cases in a school might warrant closure. The state will provide antiviral treatment only to those who have novel flu infections and their household contacts, require people with confirmed cases to isolate themselves for 3 days after starting treatment, conduct intensive surveillance in high-risk settings such as nursing homes, and enhance community surveillance for illnesses and changes in the circulating influenza strains. The normal influenza season in Australia and the rest of the southern hemisphere is just getting under way, and global health officials worry that the novel flu virus could change when it circulates alongside the seasonal strains. Though weekly reports on Australia’s flu season haven’t yet begun, MacIntyre said so far labs are reporting that both seasonal and flu viruses are circulating. Jun 3 Australia Department of Health and Ageing update The Australia Department of Health and Ageing said the pandemic response for Victoria has been raised from “contain” to “sustain.” The resulting measures “will enable Victoria to more appropriately respond to the relatively higher number of cases and the sustained community transmission of the infection in Victoria,” the agency said in a statement. Jun 3 Victoria Department of Human Services press releaselast_img read more

Update on the latest sports

first_imgDodgers work out extension with TaylorUNDATED (AP) — The Los Angeles Dodgers and utilityman Chris Taylor have avoided salary arbitration by working out a two-year, $13.4 million contract.Taylor batted .262 with 12 homers and 52 RBIs in 366 at-bats last season, overcoming a slow start in which he missed over a month with a broken wrist. He played every position last year except first baseman, pitcher and catcher.In other MLB news:— Major league teams are 3-0 in arbitration this winter after the Dodgers beat outfielder Joc Pederson. Pederson will be paid $7.75 million instead of the $9.5 million he sought. Pederson made $5 million last season while batting .249 with career highs of 36 home runs and 74 RBIs. He improved his defense and established personal bests in slugging and OPS. Update on the latest sports It’s now a 13-game run after Serge Ibaka (ih-BAH’-kah) had 22 points and 10 rebounds in the Raptors’ 115-106 victory against the Pacers. Fred VanVleet added 20 points for the Raptors, who haven’t lost since Jan. 15 and knocked off Indiana for the second time in three days.The Pacers got as close as 101-99 with 6:47 left, but Toronto pulled away with a 12-4 spurt.Domantas Sabonis (doh-MAHN’-tahs sah-BOH’-nihs) had 19 points and 16 rebounds for the Pacers, who’ve lost four straight overall and three in a row at home.Checking out Friday’s other NBA action:— Furkan Korkmaz (FUR’-kahn KORHK’-mahs) poured in a career-high 34 points on 13 of 17 shooting as the 76ers downed the Grizzlies, 119-107. The Sixers were 14 of 25 from 3-point range, with Korkmaz hitting seven of his nine attempts from downtown. Ben Simmons added 22 points and 10 assists for the 76ers, who finished the game without Joel Embiid (joh-EHL’ ehm-BEED’) because of a stiff neck. February 7, 2020 — Hunter Pence is returning to the Giants after accepting a package that will give the young club a veteran presence in both the outfield and clubhouse in a season of big change ahead. A person with direct knowledge of the deal said Friday that Pence had reached agreement pending a physical. He batted .297 with 18 homers, 17 doubles and 59 RBIs over 83 games for the Rangers last year.— The Rangers have worked out a minor league deal with former Cleveland closer Cody Allen. The 31-year-old right-hander was 0-2 with four saves and a 6.26 ERA in 25 appearances for the Angels last season. Allen had at least 30 saves in three straight seasons with the Indians from 2015-17.— Jessica Mendoza will no longer be on ESPN’s “Sunday Night Baseball” or work for the Mets’ front office after signing a contract extension with the network. Commissioner Rob Manfred said during this week’s owners meetings that he was not comfortable with Mendoza and former Red Sox pitcher Pedro Martinez being both team employees and broadcasters.— Brian Schneider has been shifted to major league quality control coach by the Mets, filling the opening created when Luis Rojas replaced Carlos Beltrán as manager. Schneider was Miami’s catching coach for the past four seasons and had been hired by the Mets as manager of Triple-A Syracuse.NHL-SCHEDULE Associated Press KOBE BRYANT-HELICOPTER CRASHInvestigators: No sign of engine failure for Bryant copterLOS ANGELES (AP) — Federal investigators say wreckage from the helicopter that crashed last month, killing Kobe Bryant, his daughter and seven others did not show any evidence of engine failure. That’s according to a report by the National Transportation Safety Board. The helicopter crashed into a hillside outside Los Angeles on Jan. 26.The NTSB is investigating the accident, including any role heavy fog played, and a final report isn’t expected for at least a year. A witness told the NTSB that the helicopter was flying forward and downward through the fog before it crashed into the hill.KOBE BRYANT-MEMORIAL 2/24: Bryant memorial reflects dad and daughter’s uniformsLOS ANGELES (AP) — Kobe Bryant’s widow says there will be a “celebration of life” memorial on Feb. 24 at the Staples Center in Los Angeles to honor her late husband and 13-year-old daughter Gianna. Vanessa Bryant posted a graphic on Instagram Friday morning to announce the event. Her post only said the event will occur at 10 a.m. and there are “details to come.”The arena is where Bryant starred for the Lakers for most of his two-decade career and the date 2/24 corresponds with the No. 24 jersey he wore and the No. 2 worn by Gianna. They and seven others died in a helicopter crash last month.T25 MEN’S BASKETBALL-SCHEDULETerps take conference lead CHAMPAIGN, Ill. (AP) — Ninth-ranked Maryland has taken over sole possession of first place in the Big Ten without a comeback win at Illinois.Anthony Cowan scored 20 points and the Terrapins improved to 19-4 by downing the Illinois, 75-66. Illinois led by as many as 14 points midway through the first half, but the Terrapins fought back and pulled to within 42-40 on a 3-pointer at the halftime buzzer.The Terps opened the second half with an 11-0 to go ahead for good.Darryl Morsell (mohr-SEHL’) finished with 18 points and Eric Ayala added 12 as Maryland improved to 9-3 in the conference.MLB-NEWScenter_img — Jayson Tatum nailed seven 3-pointers and scored 32 points in the Celtics’ sixth straight win, 112-107 against the Hawks. Enes Kanter added 16 points and 15 rebounds to help Boston win without injured starters Jaylen Brown, Gordon Hayward and Daniel Theis (tys). Atlanta was within 110-107 with 18.3 seconds left before Kevin Huerter (HUR’-tur) and Brandon Goodwin both came up empty from beyond the arc.— Bogdan Bogdanovic scored 23 points and hit six of the Kings’ 19 3-pointers in a 105-97 victory against the Heat. Buddy Hield (heeld) furnished five 3-pointers and 21 points in Sacramento’s fifth win in seven games. De’Aaron Fox had 16 points and eight assists for the Kings, and Nemanja Bjelica (neh-MAHN’-yah bee-ah-LEETS’-ah) added 15 points and eight assists.— The Thunder made it nine wins in their last 10 games as Chris Paul provided 22 points and Shai Gilgeous-Alexander added 21 in a 108-101 downing of the Pistons. Oklahoma City shot 54.3% in the first half to lead 52-47 at the break. Danilo Gallinari scored 19 points, Dennis Schroder (SHROO’-dur) had 18 and Steven Adams 16 for the Thunder.— Phoenix rolled to a 127-91 rout of the Rockets as Kelly Oubre (OO’-bray) Jr. delivered a career-high 39 points and Devin Booker added 33. The Suns poured in 46 points in the first quarter and led the rest of the way in their first win over Houston in 14 tries. James Harden had a team-high 32 points for the Rockets, who were without All-Star Russell Westbrook after playing the Lakers the previous night.— Bradley Beal capped his 29-point performance by hitting a layup with 0.2 seconds left to give the Wizards a 119-118 victory over the Mavericks. Washington made 19 of 38 3-pointers, with Davis Bertans responsible for five of them while scoring 20 points. Seth Curry scored a team-high 20 points for the Mavs, who have dropped three of five without Luka Doncic (DAHN’-chihch). Taylor keeps leadPEBBLE BEACH, Calif. (AP) — Canadian Nick Taylor is the leader through two rounds of the PGA’s Pebble Beach Pro-Am.Taylor birdied four of his last five holes at Pebble Beach for a 66 to take his first 36-hole lead on the PGA Tour. He is at 14-under 129.Jason Day is two shots back after an 8-under 64. Day made two long birdie putts across the green, holed a 40-yard wedge for eagle on the dangerous par-5 14th and made a couple of big par saves to move into contention.Defending champion Phil Mickelson also got in the mix with a burst of four straight birdies after the turn at Monterey Peninsula. He made bogey on the long par-3 ninth to finish his round of 7-under. He was three shots behind. Share This StoryFacebookTwitteremailPrintLinkedinRedditWhatsappNBA-SCHEDULERaptors continue win streakUNDATED (AP) — The Toronto Raptors have added another game to their team-record winning streak. Jackets stay hot, blank WingsUNDATED (AP) — The Columbus Blue Jackets were expected to struggle after losing Sergei Bobrovsky (boh-BRAHF’-skee), Artemi Panarin (ahr-TEH’-mee pah-NAH’-rihn) and Matt Duchene (doo-SHAYN’) through free agency. Instead, they’ve surged up the NHL’s Metropolitan Division standings following a 5-7-3 start.Elvis Merzlikins (murz-LEE’-kihnz) stopped 16 shots and the Blue Jackets passed the New York Islanders for third place in their division by blanking the lowly Red Wings, 2-0. He is the first rookie goaltender to record five shutouts in an eight-game stretch since Boston’s Frank Brimsek in 1938.Merzlikins is 12-2-0 as a starter since Joonas Korpisalo (YOH’-nuhs kohr-pih-SAH’-loh) went down with a knee injury.Zach Werenski’s second-period goal was his 17th of the season, breaking a single-season team record for defensemen. Boone Jenner added an empty-netter for the Jackets, who outshot Detroit, 44-16 and improved to 9-0-1 in their last 10 games. Elsewhere on NHL ice:— John Tavares furnished a power-play goal with 6.2 seconds showing in overtime to lift the Maple Leafs past the Ducks, 5-4. Auston Matthews buried his 40th goal of the season to tie Alex Ovechkin for the NHL lead, while Jason Spezza and Andreas Johnsson provided the rest of the offense for Toronto. Matthews and Mitch Marner each had three assists to back Jack Campbell, who made 26 saves in his first start for the Leafs.— Joel Eriksson Ek scored twice, including the tiebreaker with 27 seconds left in the Wild’s comeback in a 3-2 triumph over the Stars. Dallas led 2-0 until Eriksson Ek tallied 8 ½ minutes into the second period. Ryan Donato also scored and Devan Dubnyk (DOOB’-nihk) turned back 31 shots in Minnesota’s third consecutive win.— Jimmy Vesey (VEE’-see) had a goal and an assist against his former team to help the Sabres down the Rangers, 3-2. Carter Hutton made 21 of his 37 saves in the third period while trying to protect Buffalo’s 3-0 lead. Zemgus Girgensons (ZEHM’-guhs) GUR’-gehn-suhnz) and Sam Reinhart also scored in the Sabres’ second win in seven games.PGA-PEBBLE BEACH PRO-AM OBIT-ROGER KAHN‘Boys of Summer’ author dies at 92MAMARONECK, N.Y. (AP) — The author of “The Boys of Summer” has died.Roger Kahn wrote 20 books and hundreds of articles, but he was particularly noted for the 1972 best-seller that looked at his relationship with his father through their shared love of the Brooklyn Dodgers. Kahn’s writing hit on social issues, particularly race. He wrote at length about Jackie Robinson and his struggles in breaking baseball’s color line, and the two formed a long friendship.Son Gordon Kahn said his father died Thursday at a nursing facility in in Mamaroneck (muh-MA’-ruh-nek), New York. He was 92. NHL-OBIT-GLENNIEEx-Leafs blueliner Glennie diesTORONTO (AP) — Former Toronto Maple Leafs hard-hitting defenseman Brian Glennie has died at age 73.Glennie played nine of his 10 NHL seasons with the Leafs and scored 14 goals and 114 points in 572 career games. He was inducted into Canada’s Sports Hall of Fame in 2005 and helped the national team win Olympic bronze at the 1968 Winter Games in Grenoble, France, under Father David Bauer.,Tampa Bay Lightning advance to face Dallas Stars in Stanley Cup finals, beating New York Islanders 2-1 in OT in Game 6last_img read more

Trojans to host Concordia on Tuesday

first_imgAfter splitting with conference rivals over the weekend, the men’s volleyball team returns home today for its final                                  nonconference tune-up before the end of the regular season and the start of the postseason.The No. 7 Trojans (15-8, 13-7 MPSF) maintained their spot in fourth place in the Mountain Pacific Sports Federation conference standings after beating Stanford but falling to Pepperdine last week. On Tuesday, they host Concordia in a break from MPSF play.Concordia, which plays in the National Association of Intercollegiate Athletics rather than the NCAA, will return to the Galen Center for the second-straight year. Though not a conference or NCAA match, it will count as an official match and not a scrimmage or exhibition event.Concordia (14-10), the No. 6 team in the NAIA, won the NAIA national championship in 2013. This season, against other MPSF opponents in the NCAA, Concordia has defeated unranked UC San Diego (2-23, 0-19 MPSF) and No. 21 Stanford (10-14, 7-11) but has fallen to No. 13 UC Santa Barbara (14-8, 10-8).Last year, the Trojans took down the Eagles in four sets (27-25, 25-18, 21-25, 25-18). The Trojans celebrated Senior Night that match, honoring the five seniors on the squad. Then-senior opposite Tanner Jansen led the team with 20 kills, 11 digs and four blocks. Though toward the end of the regular season, the Trojans will not be celebrating Senior Night just yet this season, saving that ceremony for the team’s final home game on April 18 against unranked Cal Baptist (6-20, 2-18).The match today is the only official, organized competition for the team this week. This Saturday, the team will celebrate the program’s alumni with an alumni exhibition match at the Galen Center. Head coach Bill Ferguson said in his weekly media recap that members of the current team would draft two teams of alumni players to compete against each other, then the two alumni teams will join together to compete against the current team.“I think that’s kind of unique,” he said. “I think most times, a lot of schools just get the alumni to play against the varsity team and that’s it. We want our alumni guys to be able to play and play against each other. By having our guys draft the team, I think it’s really fun and it brings a connection that’s a little bit tighter.”Ferguson said it’s a great event for the team, especially as they prepare to head into playoffs.“It’s a very important day for us every year and we’re glad it happens at the end of the year,” he said. “It kind of reinvigorates the alumni, gets some face-to-face contact with our guys, and maybe it’ll spur a few of them on to come to a match or two or a playoff game.”The Trojans were swept on the road by No. 8 Pepperdine (21-4, 16-4) on April 2  (25-20, 25-14, 25-20), but they came back with a sweep of Stanford the following Saturday (25-23, 25-22, 25-18). The Trojans split with the Waves on the season, having beaten them at home earlier this season in four sets, but swept the Cardinal on the year after also winning in three sets when they hosted Stanford.Ferguson said that while several different players on the team were hitting for a high percentage, the team didn’t do a good enough job passing and serving to keep up with Pepperdine.“We were doing some great stuff attacking on the pins,” he said. “Unfortunately…  Pepperdine was just serving great and we were out of system the whole night.”The Trojans are one of four MPSF teams to have clinched a spot in the conference tournament. The top eight teams in the conference standings of the 12-team conference qualify for the tournament. The winner of the tournament earns an automatic bid to the NCAA tournament. Three other conferences in the NCAA have automatic qualifiers and there are an additional two at-large bids to the tournament.The Trojans currently sit behind No. 1 Hawai’i (21-3, 16-2), No. 4 UC Irvine (22-4, 16-3) and Pepperdine in the conference standings. Hawai’i, UC Irvine and Pepperdine have all clinched at least one home match in the MPSF tournament. USC would play its first round match at home if the current standings remained the same at the end of the season, but the Trojans have not guaranteed their spot in the top four yet.Chasing behind the Trojans are UC Santa Barbara and No. 6 BYU (13-9, 10-8). Though USC has three more wins and one less loss, both could hypothetically still jump the Trojans in the standings with two games at hand. USC split the season series with both the Gauchos and Cougars, but won fewer sets in both pairs of       head-to-head matchups. The Trojans can avoid the tiebreaker, however, and clinch the fourth spot with a season sweep of Cal Baptist next week to close the season.The Trojans take on Concordia tonight at 7 p.m. in the Galen Center.last_img read more

The Only Brand That Fits You

first_imgThe actor Michael Keaton once made a movie called Multiplicity. In the movie, his character is so busy, he clones himself. Then he creates a third and fourth clone. But the fourth clone is paler and weirder than the clones that came before it, because it is a clone of a clone. It’s a copy of a copy.Copying someone else is very much like making a paler, less interesting, and less compelling version of the original. It’s clear that you are trying to be some version of someone else, but it just isn’t quite you. Their brand kind of hangs off you, like clothes that don’t quite fit. It’s not really your brand.When I was a kid playing music, I saw this first hand. A lot of the bands from my time wanted to be Mötley Crüe. So they listened to Mötley Crüe and the bands that followed hot on their heels. But Mötley Crüe didn’t want to be Mötley Crüe; they wanted to be Aerosmith. They wanted to be Steven Tyler and Joe Perry. But Steven Tyler and Joe Perry wanted to be the Rolling Stones. They wanted to be Mick Jagger and Keith Richards. The Stones, of course, wanted to be great bluesmen, like Muddy Waters and Howling Wolf.There are many people who will point to the moon to show you the moon. But there are as many people who will point to the moon because they want you to see their finger.If you want what someone else has, study their path. Your path, your beliefs, your unique contribution is what is going to define your brand. You don’t want to be a copy of a copy of a copy. Your thing, whatever that is, is good enough now.The only brand that will fit you is the brand that is the one-and-only original you. Nothing else will work for you. Essential Reading! Get my 2nd book: The Lost Art of Closing “In The Lost Art of Closing, Anthony proves that the final commitment can actually be one of the easiest parts of the sales process—if you’ve set it up properly with other commitments that have to happen long before the close. The key is to lead customers through a series of necessary steps designed to prevent a purchase stall.” Buy Nowlast_img read more

Shift to solar energy helps NF Railway cut power expenditure

first_imgThe sun has helped the Northeast Frontier Railway (NFR) save big on energy without having to spend on installation of solar panels. The shift to solar energy at railway stations, level crossings, barracks and other set-ups has coincided with the NFR’s push for electrification of 6,242 km of tracks till the farthest points such as Murkongselek near Assam’s border with Arunachal Pradesh and Sabroom on the Tripura-Bangladesh border.The NFR had during the 2018-19 fiscal commissioned solar panels generating a peak 2,298 KW energy that helped it consume 23.07 lakh units less of electricity leading to a saving of ₹1.88 crore.“This was after paying two executing agencies — one from New Delhi and the other from Hyderabad — for the solar energy at rates fixed by them. It has been a win-win deal for the NFR and the agencies which set up the solar panels and off-grid solar plants free of cost. The assets will be ours after 25 years during which the agencies will recover their costs,” NFR spokesperson Pranav Jyoti Sharma said.Some major railway stations including Guwahati and Dibrugarh have become fully solar-powered while others are in the process of transformation. The ongoing projects cover a few workshops of the NFR.Mr. Sharma said 1,140 KW of solar power was under installation for a targeted saving of ₹98.03 lakh. By March, the NFR hopes to add 2,935 KW to save another ₹1.71 crore. The railway zone has also been exploring the possibility of harnessing wind energy in its hill sections.The NFR has completed electrification of 534 km of broad gauge tracks primarily in the Katihar (Bihar) division. The zone expects to electrify 2,631 km more by March.last_img read more

George scores 42 as Thunder beat Clippers to snap 4-game skid

first_imgCPP denies ‘Ka Diego’ arrest caused ‘mass panic’ among S. Tagalog NPA LATEST STORIES Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Japan ex-PM Nakasone who boosted ties with US dies at 101 MOST READ Read Next Typhoon Kammuri accelerates, gains strength en route to PH Kammuri turning to super typhoon less likely but possible — Pagasa Oklahoma City Thunder forward Paul George (13) shoots between Los Angeles Clippers center Willie Reed, left, and guard Austin Rivers, right, in the third quarter of an NBA basketball game in Oklahoma City, Friday, Nov. 10, 2017. Oklahoma City won 120-111. (AP Photo/Sue Ogrocki)OKLAHOMA CITY — This was the Paul George that Thunder fans had been waiting for.George scored 42 points and Oklahoma City snapped a four-game losing streak with a 120-111 victory over the Los Angeles Clippers on Friday night.ADVERTISEMENT Brace for potentially devastating typhoon approaching PH – NDRRMC NBA: Kawhi, George seek more for Clippers than beating Lakers PLAY LIST 01:48NBA: Kawhi, George seek more for Clippers than beating Lakers00:50Trending Articles00:50Trending Articles01:37Protesters burn down Iran consulate in Najaf01:47Panelo casts doubts on Robredo’s drug war ‘discoveries’01:29Police teams find crossbows, bows in HK university01:35Panelo suggests discounted SEA Games tickets for students02:49Robredo: True leaders perform well despite having ‘uninspiring’ boss02:42PH underwater hockey team aims to make waves in SEA Gamescenter_img QC cops nab robbery gang leader, cohort Solo accuses former FIFA President Blatter of grabbing her Stronger peso trims PH debt value to P7.9 trillion “It’s hard because they have so many options,” Clippers coach Doc Rivers said. “A lot of times you have the one-two option, they’ve got the one-two-three option. It’s tough.”George made 13 of 22 shots and had nine rebounds and seven assists.“I was just trying to stay in attack mode,” he said. “If plays opened up and there was opportunities to find guys, I was trying to, but it just seems that a lot of the plays just ended up me one on one with a big at the rim.”Lou Williams scored 35 points for the Clippers, and Blake Griffin had 17 points on 5-for-19 shooting. Los Angeles has lost four straight.The Thunder led 63-55 at halftime behind 21 points by George.ADVERTISEMENT John Lloyd Cruz a dashing guest at Vhong Navarro’s wedding It was George’s highest scoring performance since joining the Thunder in an offseason trade with Indiana. He said his new teammates are starting to figure out how his game works.“It really is just chemistry,” he said. “When I got here, one of the talks we had about what was best with offense was the movement. Coach (Billy) Donovan was happy that he could utilize me in that situation of moving and getting some flow in offense, so I’m comfortable with that. It’s good for me to get going and move around a little bit.”FEATURED STORIESSPORTSWATCH: Drones light up sky in final leg of SEA Games torch runSPORTSSEA Games: Philippines picks up 1st win in men’s water poloSPORTSMalditas save PH from shutoutRussell Westbrook had 22 points and eight assists in the Thunder’s highest-scoring game of the season. Carmelo Anthony and Alex Abrines each scored 14 points.Westbrook and Anthony made it tough for Los Angeles to deal with George. DROPPING DIMESGriffin had five assists to surpass 2,000 in his career. He led the team in assists, and the team finished with just 13.UP NEXTClippers: At New Orleans on Saturday night.Thunder: Host Dallas on Sunday night. “All of the sudden, he got it going,” Rivers said. “I thought that changed the game when he got it going. That stretched the floor some more.”The Thunder continued their surge early in the third quarter. A 3-pointer by Anthony pushed Oklahoma City’s lead to 15. The Thunder increased their advantage to 20 before the Clippers chipped away late in the quarter to close to 94-86 at the end of the period.A 3-pointer by Austin Rivers tied it at 105 midway through the fourth, but the Thunder held the Clippers to one field goal in the final three minutes to regain control.TIP-INSClippers: G Jawun Evans, who played at nearby Oklahoma State last season, scored three points in 16 minutes. … G Patrick Beverley sat out with a sore right knee. F Danilo Gallinari missed the game with a strained left glute. … G Sindarius Thornwell got his first career start in place of Beverley and scored 10 points. … Williams hit a double-clutch shot from half court to end the first quarter. He was called for a technical foul in the fourth.Thunder: C Steven Adams missed the game with a right calf contusion. … Dakari Johnson got his first career start in Adams’ place and finished with nine points. He was a G-League All-Star last season. … George hit a short jumper at the halftime buzzer. He was issued a technical foul in the third quarter. … G Andre Roberson had 11 rebounds.STAT LINESEach of the Thunder’s wins has been by at least nine points. All their losses have been by nine or fewer. Even with a 5-7 record, the Thunder have outscored their opponents by 58 points this season.QUOTABLEJohnson on facing DeAndre Jordan in his first career start: “It was good. I just tried to go out there and be competitive, just compete. He’s a very great player. I’m not scared of anybody, so I just went out there and competed.”Jordan finished with nine points and 12 rebounds. View commentslast_img read more

San Beda nips UP for Filoil semis seat

first_imgRobredo: True leaders perform well despite having ‘uninspiring’ boss PLAY LIST 02:49Robredo: True leaders perform well despite having ‘uninspiring’ boss02:42PH underwater hockey team aims to make waves in SEA Games01:44Philippines marks anniversary of massacre with calls for justice01:19Fire erupts in Barangay Tatalon in Quezon City01:07Trump talks impeachment while meeting NCAA athletes02:49World-class track facilities installed at NCC for SEA Games Photo by Tristan Tamayo/INQUIRER.netSan Beda continued its immaculate run in the Filoil Flying V Preseason Premier Cup and turned back University of the Philippines, 65-56, in the quarterfinals Wednesday at the tournament’s namesake arena in San Juan.The Red Lions, who are 9-0 so far in the tournament, set up a semifinals matchup against NCAA member Jose Rizal University on Friday.ADVERTISEMENT What ‘missteps’? Heart Evangelista admits she’s pregnant… with chicken WATCH: Firefighters rescue baby seal found in parking garage View comments Robert Bolick led San Beda’s recovery and he finished with 17 points, four rebounds, eights assists, and two blocks while Joese Presbiterio had 14 points.Ibrahim Quattara posted a 22-point, 25-rebound double-double to lead UP. LATEST STORIES World’s 50 Best Restaurants launches new drinking and dining guide 1 dead in Cavite blast, fire Lacson: SEA Games fund put in foundation like ‘Napoles case’ Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next For the complete collegiate sports coverage including scores, schedules and stories, visit Inquirer Varsity. Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. After a tight 27-26 first half, San Beda pushed the tempo and used a strong third quarter to create some distance from UP.The Red Lions held down the Fighting Maroons to just seven points while scoring 18 of their own to head into the fourth quarter with a 45-33 lead and that became a big enough margin for San Beda to hold on to the victory.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSSEA Games: Biñan football stadium stands out in preparedness, completionSPORTSPrivate companies step in to help SEA Games hostingSPORTSMalditas save PH from shutoutSan Beda head coach Boyet Fernandez said he had to change things up in the second half to counter UP’s pressing defense, citing the Red Lions’ lack of rhythm in their offensive end for their subpar play.“If we’re going to play against UP, we’re going to execute our game plan properly,” said Fernandez. “In the first half, we kept running around like a headless chicken. I hope the players realized that we’re not going to beat UP one-on-one.” MOST READ Jordan delivers on promise: 2 Cobra choppers now in PH Heart Evangelista admits she’s pregnant… with chicken JRU overcomes Adamson, enters semis in Filoillast_img read more

Photo: Maryland’s Jared Nickens And Melo Trimble Hung Out With Radio DJ Peter Rosenberg

first_imgA closeup of Melo Trimble biting his Maryland uniform.ORLANDO, FL – MARCH 16: Melo Trimble #2 of the Maryland Terrapins reacts after being defeated by the Xavier Musketeers 76-65 in the first round of the 2017 NCAA Men’s Basketball Tournament at Amway Center on March 16, 2017 in Orlando, Florida. (Photo by Rob Carr/Getty Images)When you’re having as good of a freshman year as Maryland’s Melo Trimble and Jared Nickens are, you get to hang with some pretty cool people. Peter Rosenberg is the well-known host of The Hot 97 Morning Show on 97.1 FM in New York City. He also hosts a wrestling podcast for Grantland. He’s also an alumnus of the University of Maryland, and a fan of the Terrapins.Rosenberg attended Maryland’s 60-50 win over Rutgers on Tuesday, which solidified the Terps as the No. 2 seed in the upcoming Big Ten Tournament. After the game, he hung out with Trimble and Nickens, who posted a photo of the trio on his Instagram.Overall, I’d say the Maryland program is doing alright for its first year in a new league.last_img read more

Video: Mike Francesa Says CBS Knows Who Leaked The Bracket

first_imgMike Francesa talks about leaked CBS bracket.mike francesa cbs bracketThis past Sunday night, midway through the CBS NCAA Tournament selection show, the full bracket leaked online, sending the college basketball world into a frenzy. It was the first time in history that any part of the bracket had been revealed early.As you’d imagine, both the NCAA and CBS are taking the issue seriously. And according to WFAN’s Mike Francesa, the network already knows the source of the leak. Francesa told callers Monday that he also knows the source. Mike Francesa knows who leaked the NCAA brackets on Twitter; is not authorized to tell us,@KennyDucey @sportswatch pic.twitter.com/2C9XS3ssaX— I Nevah Said Dat! (@RNs_Funhouse) March 15, 2016Will the rest of us know by the end of the week? Maybe. If it really was one rogue employee doing the damage, you can imagine he/she is going to be in a world of trouble.[The Big Lead]last_img read more