Sun Devil offense presents challenge for USC

first_imgThe Trojans went about their normal Wednesday practice routine ahead of their first game against a Pac-12 South rival. The team will look to remain unbeaten at home when it faces the Arizona State Sun Devils on Saturday.Hayes of glory · Senior linebacker Hayes Pullard and the Trojans are ready to put last year’s blowout loss to Arizona State behind them. Pullard is tied for second on the team with 26 total tackles so far this season. – Mariya Dondonyan | Daily TrojanDefense FirstThe Trojans struggled against Boston College’s dynamic offense three weeks ago, a similar attack to that of the Sun Devils. That being said, a lot of attention was focused on the defense at practice on Wednesday and how it would deal with the Sun Devils’ potential explosiveness.The main difference in USC’s defensive strategy is the official change of sophomore Su’a Cravens from safety to linebacker. While it gives the Trojans a new look on that side of the ball, it seems to suit their needs on the field.“The plan wasn’t to change my position; it was more just to fit where they needed me,” Cravens said. “I like being close to the ball. I like to make plays.”Freshman defensive back Adoree’ Jackson did not seem worried about Arizona State’s offensive weapons and said he is looking forward to the challenge that the Sun Devils’ multi-scheme spread offense poses for the USC defense.“This will be the biggest game because it’s our next game,” Jackson said. “I’m excited because it throws everything at us and gets to show off our versatility as a defense.”Head coach Steve Sarkisian also stressed the importance of defense after the practice. He liked the focus and mindset of the team heading into this crucial game, but he gave a vote of confidence to his defensive players.“To be plus-seven for us in the turnover margin is huge and will continue to be huge to our success,” Sarkisian said. “We have to trust our techniques, trust our fundamentals and at the moment of truth, we have to make the plays.”No RepeatThe last time the Trojans faced the Sun Devils, they endured a rough defeat that eventually turned their season around. USC is not looking to meet a similar fate with its game this weekend, and some players are even using last season as motivation to get the victory.“We have to make sure we’re prepared so it doesn’t happen again,” junior defensive end Leonard Williams said. “It’s going to be like a revenge game.”Williams went on to describe how much the team has evolved since the tough loss last year.“We’ve grown a lot,” he said. “When you have that trust grown on a team, it’s easier to play for each other.”Senior linebacker Hayes Pullard agreed that the game is going to be tough but said that he does not think about last year’s matchup because USC is a totally new team.“We always bring our lunch pail for the Pac-12 game,” Pullard said. “We’re competing for the championship every single day.”Even though Sarkisian was not on the coaching staff last season, he noted last year’s defeat and hopes that it motivates his players to be better this time around.“Hopefully it factors into our pride,” Sarkisian said. “It affects our preparation in the fact that it shouldn’t happen again.”Injury UpdateMost of practice had a positive vibe and an encouraging outlook for the rest of the week; however, there was one negative that emerged from the field on Wednesday.Freshman wide receiver Ajene Harris suffered a strained hamstring that pulled him out of practice for the rest of the day. Coaches said they were unsure of the severity of the injury but were hopeful that he would be able to make a quick recovery and return to the field.Without Harris, the Trojans now turn to redshirt freshman wide receiver Steven Mitchell, who gained more practice reps after the unfortunate injury to his teammate.“When [Mitchell]’s at full speed, he’s a dynamic athlete,” Sarkisian said.The first-year coach also said other players will have to step up to fill the void as well, but mentioned junior wide receiver Nelson Agholor’s flexibility to move around on offense as a main reason he is not too concerned.“We always have the flexibility of moving Nelson [Agholor] around,” Sarkisian said. “[Mitchell] is really good, its just about developing confidence in him.” .last_img read more

Elaine Carey provides spark for No. 4 Syracuse field hockey’s offense in win over No. 7 Louisville

first_img Published on September 30, 2016 at 6:59 pm Contact Charlie: csdistur@syr.edu | @charliedisturco Liz Sack weaved through Louisville defenders, creating an open shot. She wound up to it, but missed the ball. She turned her body to still get off lofty air ball toward the center of the net. Elaine Carey, who was waiting for the ball, tapped it in, tying the game at 1-1.“We drove the baseline so many times and I said to Lizzie when she drives the baseline, no one can stop her,” Carey said. “(I) saw a space around the penalty spot so I went in there and the ball came high, and I didn’t even think. I just swung on it.”While Lies Lagerweij eventually won the game on a penalty stroke goal, Carey stepped up for the No. 4 Orange (9-1, 3-1 Atlantic Coast) on offense as it beat No. 7 Louisville (9-2, 1-2), 2-1 in overtime. Carey was in the middle of the play for most of SU’s scoring chances and accounted for 33 percent of the team’s shots, with five.At times, she was the one starting the play. In other instances, she was ready to shoot off a rebound or a cross from her teammates.On one play, Carey drove in on the Louisville defense, releasing a shot and colliding with Louisville goalie Ayeisha McFerran. The ball, still in the air, headed toward the goal but a Cardinals player hit it away way. Carey looked up toward the ref for a penalty corner that never came.AdvertisementThis is placeholder textThe next closest player to Carey in shots on the day was Emma Lamison, with three. In the team’s last game against Pennsylvania, Carey also had five shots, though she did not score a goal. She is currently the team leader in shots with 31 and second in goals, with six.Trying to pull away from Louisville, Carey drove to the baseline often, crossing the ball in hope of an easy tap in. There were many close calls, but SU was only able to score one goal throughout regulation time.“It was really good,” Syracuse head coach Ange Bradley said of Carey’s performance. “Very aggressive, very feisty and very fast. Just wreaked of determination.”Carey was getting past defenders with ease because of her speed. On one play, she tapped the ball past her defender, who was closing in on her. She ran around the defender and set herself up for an open shot on goal. However, McFerran was there, sticking her leg out and hitting the ball away.While she was active on offense, Carey was also helping out on defense as well. On plays where Louisville gained possession deep into its own territory, Carey was there to put on-ball pressure. That caused many forced passes that resulted in easy interceptions by midfielder Laura Hurff and the rest of the team.“Elaine really stepped up today,”  Hurff said. “I felt like she was always there, like when I turned around, she was always on the ball or tackling back.” Comments Facebook Twitter Google+last_img read more

Joy Sports projection: Why Oly, Bechem will join BA Utd for relegation

first_imgThe Joy Sports team projects that the battle to survive relegation will go to the last day with club’s statuses likely to be decided at the death.The relegation scrap currently sees six teams in a fix. They are Heart of Lions, Bechem United, New Edubiase, Liberty, Hearts of Oak and Olympics all in danger to dropping to the second tier of Ghana football.But Joy Sports can project that Olympics and Bechem United are the most likely to join already-relegated BA United in Division One next season. The two, by virtue of the complexity of their fixtures, are predicted to pick the least points as the league heads to the final strait.Accra giants Hearts of Oak are expected to pick a minimum of nine points out of the remaining 12 to ensure their survival in the league.  The Phobians are tipped to win their remaining home games against Bechem United and Chelsea while winning away to either WAFA or Medeama. This will surely be enough to see the Phobians to preserve their Premiership status and they will live to die another day.But their city rivals Olympics, who currently lie 14th on the table, have very difficult fixtures – Aduana and Heart of Lions at Dormaa and Kpando respectively. The Wonder Boys are likely to lose out on all six points.While Aduana will need the point to continue their title charge, Heart of Lions will grab the points to ensure premiership football continues in Kpando. Considering Ashantigold’s pursuit of the league title also, Olympics are projected to pick a draw from that last round game against the Miners. The Wonder club will be picking four points out of a possible 12. Bechem United on the other hand travel down south twice to face Hearts in Accra and Inter Allies in Tema. These two trips are projected to be unfruitful for the Bechem side.The Bechem side are yet to win away from home and this stat is likely to continue on their last trips to Accra. This will be their undoing come the close of the league.A last day victory over BA United will still not be enough to see the Bechem side beat the drop.New Edubiase must also tread cautiously as any slip up can see them easily take up Bechem’s place in relegation. They have tricky fixtures against Aduana and Hasaacas and must be treated with all seriousness.The stage is set for an intriguing end to the league. –CLICK TO READ: Dark history looms over Hearts boss Eddie AnsahCLICK TO READ: Analysis – How Hearts will escape relegation–Follow Kweku on Twitter: @nana_odum and Gary @garyalsmith. Get more FCPPL updates on Facebook/Twitter with the #JoySports hashtag. Live coverage of key games this Sunday from 3pm on Sports Arena on Joy 99.7FM.last_img read more

House passes version of the 2018 Farm Bill

first_imgShare Facebook Twitter Google + LinkedIn Pinterest After postponing a vote on immigration compromise legislation, the U.S. House of Representative’s voted 213-211 to approve H.R. 2, the 2018 Farm Bill on June 21.“By approving the 2018 Farm Bill today, members of the House recognized the serious economic challenges facing farmers and ranchers across the country,” said Zippy Duvall, American Farm Bureau Federation president. “As crafted by Chairman Conaway, this bill recognizes what is working well, but it also makes much-needed improvements in risk management and crop insurance programs at a time when farm-income levels have slumped to decade lows. This would not have been possible had it not been for Speaker Ryan making the farm bill a congressional priority, and for all the hard work invested in the process by Chairman Conaway and other members of the House Agriculture Committee.”The vote brings the possibility of a timely farm bill this year a reality, said Kevin Kester, National Cattlemen’s Beef Association president.“Today’s vote means that American cattlemen and women are one step closer to having the certainty they need to continue running their operations and contributing to rural economies. We are glad the House-passed bill addresses a number of priorities for producers, including authorization and funding for a national vaccine bank that prioritizes Foot and Mouth Disease (FMD) prevention,” Kester said. “The bill also strengthens conservation programs and improves USDA’s foreign market development activities. House Agriculture Chairman Mike Conaway and all those who voted ‘yes’ deserve a great deal of thanks for their support.”With Senate Ag Committee passage of their version of the 2018 Farm Bill last week, there is progress but still much to be done.“I applaud Chairman Conaway and the House Agriculture Committee for their diligence and hard work in passing their 2018 Farm Bill through the House of Representatives,” said Sonny Perdue, U.S. Secretary of Agriculture. “No doubt, there is still much work to be done on this legislation in both chambers of Congress, and USDA stands ready to assist with whatever counsel lawmakers may request or require.”Not everyone is pleased with the House version of the 2018 Farm Bill, however.“Farmers Union is disappointed by many components of the House’s version of the 2018 Farm Bill. Family farmers and consumers alike require strong safety nets, farm sustainability measures, and accessible markets. The need is especially pronounced as farmers struggle amidst a prolonged downturn in the farm economy and significant market volatility as a result of tensions with international trading partners,” said Roger Johnson, National Farmers Union president. “We stand ready to work with members of Congress throughout the conference process to improve this legislation to meet the needs of family farmers and our food system.”last_img read more

Marinerong Pilipino continues to stay afloat, tops Wangs

first_imgHotel says PH coach apologized for ‘kikiam for breakfast’ claim Gabriel paced Wangs Basketball with 19 points and five rebounds, while Michael Juico got 17 markers, four boards, and three assists in the defeat.The Couriers ended their campaign at 5-5, still with a chance to advance to the quarterfinals, but their fate would largely depend on the fortunes of the other teams which are still in the playoff race.The Scores:MARINERONG PILIPINO 83 – Isip 29, Lopez 12, Alabanza 9, Iñigo 8, Sargent 8, Subido 7, Moralde 5, Marata 4, Javelona 1, Javillonar 0.WANGS BASKETBALL 82 – Gabriel 19, Juico 17, Herndon 15, Tayongtong 11, Habelito 6, Montemayor 6, Sorela 4, Ambulodto 2, Arambulo 2, Bitoon 0, De Chavez 0, Riley 0.ADVERTISEMENT National Coffee Research Development and Extension Center brews the 2nd National Coffee Education Congress Ethel Booba on hotel’s clarification that ‘kikiam’ is ‘chicken sausage’: ‘Kung di pa pansinin, baka isipin nila ok lang’ MOST READ Robredo: 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 “Clearly, it was the grace of God. It was our faith that gave us the positive attitude that even though we’re down by 13 in the last four minutes, we didn’t waive and kept on believing that God will help us,” said coach Koy Banal, as the Skippers battled back from an 80-67 deficit with 4:46 to play.Mark Isip led the Marinerong Pilipino fightback as he dropped eight of his 29 points in the fourth period, while also grabbing nine rebounds and three steals.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSSEA Games: Biñan football stadium stands out in preparedness, completionSPORTSPrivate companies step in to help SEA Games hostingSPORTSWin or don’t eat: the Philippines’ poverty-driven, world-beating pool starsLopez added 12 markers, eight boards, and three assists, JR Alabanza had none points and five rebounds, and Sargent just missed out on a double-double with his eight markers, nine boards, four assists, and four blocks.The Skippers continued their late rally in the homestretch of the eliminations as they coasted to their third straight win to level their standing at 4-4. LATEST STORIES Lacson: SEA Games fund put in foundation like ‘Napoles case’ Quarters: 12-18, 40-38, 63-69, 83-82.Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Nextcenter_img Morado: We rely on every spiker who comes to the floor Church, environmentalists ask DENR to revoke ECC of Quezon province coal plant FEU Auditorium’s 70th year celebrated with FEU Theater Guild’s ‘The Dreamweavers’ Trump strips away truth with hunky topless photo tweet Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Mark Isip. PBA IMAGESMarinerong Pilipino scored a huge 83-82 victory over Wangs Basketball to remain in the playoff hunt in the 2017 PBA D-League Foundation Cup Thursday at Ynares Sports Arena in Pasig.Julian Sargent found an open John Lopez for the go-ahead bucket with 27.6 seconds left, before the former La Salle forward made his imprint on the defensive end, halting Jon Gabriel’s potential game-winner in the waning seconds to seal the deal for his crew.ADVERTISEMENT Robredo should’ve resigned as drug czar after lack of trust issue – Panelo View commentslast_img read more

Max Allegris verdict on the win over Torino

first_imgMax Allegri explained Juventus tactics in their hard-fought 1-0 win over Torino in the Turin derby.The Derby della Mole was decided by a Cristiano Ronaldo penalty when Mario Mandzukic pounced on Simone Zaza’s poor back-pass.“I didn’t see the penalty, as I turned my back to it. I very rarely watch the penalties, to be honest,” the Coach told Football Italia via DAZN.“It was rarely going to be a game with a lot of goals. When Toro’s tempo and intensity began to fall away, we took control of the match.Massimiliano Allegri, Cristiano Ronaldo, JuventusMassimiliano Allegri hails the mentality of Cristiano Ronaldo Andrew Smyth – September 13, 2019 Massimiliano Allegri opened up on his great respect for old star player Cristiano Ronaldo, but warned Juventus that Inter Milan “can win the Scudetto”.“It was an extremely difficult fixture because of the derby because Torino were coming off a strong period of form and we played in the Champions League only three days ago.“The team was set out well, the lads showed a spirit of self-sacrifice and were very unified. In the first half, Torino caused us problems with their pressing, but we took control after the break and our forwards did well.“It’s a positive sign that we emerged in the long run, as it means the team is in good shape physically. This is a positive result and it allows us to take another step forward.”last_img read more

Eight Sailors Stand Proud

first_img SAN DIEGO – Walking into the ship’s hangar bay without a cover while in port is not standard Navy practice. Yet, today is different. Combination covers displaying a single, gold, fouled anchor will soon be placed on the heads of those newly dressed in khaki, and the same anchors will grace their collars, completing the six week transition from petty officer 1st class to United States Navy chief.Eight Sailors stood proud to embrace their new rank prior to a chief pinning ceremony aboard the amphibious assault ship USS Bonhomme Richard (LHD 6), Sept. 14.“The anchor exemplifies the weight of the burden that chiefs carry,” said Capt. Rich LeBron, the ship’s commanding officer during his remarks to the new chiefs and ceremony attendees. “It is a heavy burden. Wear it with pride, wear it well, represent your fellow chiefs and the mess well, and make your families proud. I congratulate you, I am proud of you, and I am excited to see what you do next.”As their names were called, each selectee made their way to the stage for what many chiefs describe as one of the most emotional pinning ceremonies the Navy has to offer.Joining the Sailors on stage were a number of distinguished guests, who had the honor of pinning the anchors and the place covers.Attendees included family members, current and former shipmates, retired veterans, and mentors.“This was truly a humbling process and today is definitely the happiest day of my life,” said Chief Aviation Machinist’s Mate Ruddia Moncrieffe, from Palm Beach, Fla. “I am very grateful for the people who pushed and motivated me. Individual accomplishments and drive have got me here, but I would not be here without my Sailors who allowed me to lead them.”One-by-one, each new chief marched head lifted high off the stage, as they were piped through the ceremonial sideboys and took their place in ranks among the seasoned anchors standing in formation.“It is amazing to reach this milestone in my naval career,” said newly minted Chief Fire Controlman Michael J. Cox, from Stockton, Calif. “What I take from all this is that I could not be here today without my Sailors and mentors. Now as a chief I want to continue to lead and guide junior Sailors to make them even better than me.”Bonhomme Richard is currently homeported in San Diego. Its mission is to embark, deploy and land elements of the Marine landing force in amphibious assault operations by aircraft, amphibious vehicles or any combination of these methods, as well as provide humanitarian assistance.Source:  US Navy Eight Sailors Stand Proud Ready for chief pinning ceremony Posted: September 17, 2018 September 17, 2018center_img , Categories: California News, Local San Diego News Tags: Military, US Navy FacebookTwitterlast_img read more

When slim is not in Energizer brings another massive phone to MWC

first_img May 13 • Galaxy S10E vs. iPhone XR: Every spec compared Mobile World Congress 2019 4 Comments Preview • Polaroid Pop debuts at CES 2017 and actually looks kind of neat Share your voice Walmart See It See It Phones have been getting bigger for years, but rarely do they get fatter. We may want a big display for video and internet, but we still want a slim phone that’s easy to carry.Energizer, the same company that makes batteries, didn’t get that memo. At MWC 2019 in Barcelona, it showed off a new phone called the Power Max P18K Pop that’s an eye-popping 18mm (almost three quarters of an inch) thick. For comparison’s sake, that’s thicker than more than two Samsung Galaxy S10s. Energizer doesn’t actually build the phone — French company Avenir Telecom has that job instead. The huge Energizer Power Max P18K Pop (left) compared with the Galaxy S10 Plus. Juan Garzon / CNET But there’s a good reason for the bulk: The Power Max P18K Pop has a ginormous 18,000-mAh battery. Yes, you read that correctly. That’s even more generous than last year’s P16K Pro, which Energizer said would last up to five days during normal use and up to 40 days on standby. The P18K Pop is supposed to fully charge in eight hours and supports fast charging.energizer-power-max-p18k-pop-cameraI liked the pop-up selfie camera. Juan Garzon/CNET That Energizer battery powers a 6.2-inch display and a Mediatek Helio P70 processor. A cool feature is the 2-megapixel dual selfie camera that pops up out of the phone’s body. Other highlights include 6GB of RAM, 128GB of storage and a microSD card slot. There’s also a rear-facing triple camera (12-megapixel, 5-megapixels and 2-megapixel), Android Pie and a dual SIM slot.Energizer also showed a prototype for a dual-screen device called the Power Max P8100S. Its promised features would include a 48-megapixel camera, a front-facing 24-megapixel camera, 256GB of storage, 8GB of RAM, a 10,000-mAh battery and a Snapdragon 855 processor.energizer-power-max-p8100sThe dual-screen Power Max P8100S is a concept device for now. Juan Garzon / CNET See It Best Buy $169 $199 Jun 1 • The Nubia Alpha looks like either a house arrest bracelet or Batman’s phone Now playing: Watch this: Energizer goes big with the Power Max P18K Pop See All Mobile World Congress 2019 Crutchfield $149 1:31 Jun 29 • Galaxy S10 5G, OnePlus 7 Pro LG V50 ThinQ 5G: Why you shouldn’t rush to buy a 5G phone Phones Jul 9 • Killer cameras and battery life might meet their match in the Note 10 • Tags Polaroid Pop $79 Mentioned Above Polaroid Pop (white) reading • When slim is not in: Energizer brings another massive phone to MWC CNET may get a commission from retail offers. See itlast_img read more

UP Police constable injured in encounter with cow smugglers in Sambhal

first_imgCow smuggling in UPPTIA police constable was injured by suspected cow smugglers in Uttar Pradesh’s Sambhal district. The incident happened after the police received a tip-off that smugglers were in the vicinity under the jurisdiction of Nakhasa police station.”Three of them were on a motorcycle. When the police tried to stop them, they started firing. One of them has been arrested and is a cow smuggler from Rampur,” Assistant Superintendent of Police (ASP) Sambhal Pankaj Pandey told ANI.”The other two fled from the scene. During the encounter as police constable named Ashish Kumar got injured due to the firing,” he added. An investigation into the incident is underway.last_img read more

Rajnath finds meeting with PM Hasina extremely fruitful

first_imgVisiting Indian home minister Rajnath Singh holds a meeting with prime minister Sheikh Hasina at her official Ganabhaban residence. Photo: UNBVisiting Indian home minister Rajnath Singh on Saturday said he had an “extremely fruitful” meeting with prime minister and Bangladesh Awami League president Sheikh Hasina, reports UNB.”Had an extremely fruitful meeting with the prime minister of Bangladesh, H.E. Sheikh Hasina, in Dhaka today. We discussed a range of bilateral and regional issues of mutual interest,” he said in a tweet.The Indian minister said the processing of visa applications for Bangladeshi applicants will be simplified through opening of the state-of-the-art Indian Visa Application Centre (IVAC) in the city.”With the opening of this centre, the processing of visa applications will be simplified,” he tweeted after inaugurating the largest ever Indian visa centre in Bangladesh jointly with his Bangladesh counterpart Asaduzzaman Khan.The Indian high commission in Dhaka issued 14 lakh visas last year. It issued 9.76 lakh visas in 2016 and today Bangladeshi people constitute the largest number of visitors to India.The new integrated visa centre, with all the facilities in place, will issue 5,000 visas on average every day and the visa applicants will be treated as guests.On Friday, Rajnath Sing said Bangladesh and India have made notable progress in transforming land and maritime boundaries into zones of peace and tranquillity.He said India is looking forward to strengthening the bilateral relations between the two countries on the basis of friendship and trust.Upon arrival on his three-day official visit on Friday evening, the Indian minister also said the relationship between Bangladesh and India is anchored in history, culture, language and shared values of democracy.”India attaches great significance to ties with Bangladesh,” he said in a tweet.Bangladesh home minister Asaduzzaman Khan and his Indian counterpart Rajnath will co-chair the 6th meeting of the Bangladesh-India Home Minister level talks at the Home Ministry that will begin at 10:30am on Sunday at the Home Ministry here.The ministers are expected to discuss issues related to security, border management, cooperation in countering illegal activities and travel arrangements, officials said.last_img read more