Spurs’ Leonard to miss contest against Warriors

first_imgSan Antonio Spurs forward Kawhi Leonard. APSan Antonio Spurs leading scorer Kawhi Leonard will miss Saturday’s National Basketball Association contest against the Golden State Warriors with an apparent concussion.The all-star forward was placed on the league’s Concussion Protocol list after being injured when he was struck in the head by an elbow from Oklahoma City player Victor Oladipo during Thursday’s game, the team announced Friday.ADVERTISEMENT Badminton: Lee and Lin on course for one final showdown The 25-year-old Leonard, who left the game and did not return, has been leading San Antonio’s charge at overtaking Golden State for top spot in the Western Conference.Leonard played a total of 26 minutes on Thursday, finishing with 19 points.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSEnd of his agony? SC rules in favor of Espinosa, orders promoter heirs to pay boxing legendSPORTSBreak new groundSPORTSMcGregor blasts Cerrone in 40 seconds in UFC returnHe’s averaging career highs this season with 26.3 points and 3.4 assists to go with 6.0 rebounds. Leonard is also a two-time NBA Defensive Player of the Year.RELATED STORIES Filipinos turn Taal Volcano ash, plastic trash into bricks PLAY LIST 01:40Filipinos turn Taal Volcano ash, plastic trash into bricks01:32Taal Volcano watch: Island fissures steaming, lake water receding02:14Carpio 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 respite Taal Volcano continues to emit steam, ash from weak explosions LATEST STORIES China counts sharp rise in coronavirus cases, 2 in Beijing Leonard the spur as San Antonio down RocketsLeonard’s 31 points lead Spurs to win over PacersSports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Prince Harry: ‘No other option’ but to cut royal ties Panelo: Duterte only wants to emulate strong political will of Marcoscenter_img View comments Palace: Crisis over ABC-CBN franchise unlikely 2 ‘bookies’ bet collectors held in Quezon Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Marcos monument beside Aquino’s stirs Tarlac town Beggar dead in Quezon hit-and-run incident MOST READ Taal Volcano evacuees warned against going homelast_img read more

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Dr. Dennis’ Achievements at UL Highlighted

first_imgDr. Emmet A. Dennis, President of the University of Liberia (UL), reflecting on his six year tenure at the institution’s helm, enumerates major changes under his leadership. Key among them are the reduction in academic wrongdoings; improvement in academic profile and a a complete shift in student enrollment. The attraction of external grants; the creation of an Honors Program; the establishment of two new colleges; and most recently, the reacquisition of more than 5,000 acres of the UL Fendall land in Louisiana, outside Monrovia are also among significant accomplishments attributed to the hard work and persistence of Dr.Dennis and his administration. Despite these accomplishments, Dr. Dennis, who has decided to retire early next year, likes to downplay what he has achieved, especially when he talks about the challenges facing the institution, saying, “The glass is half-empty.”He repeated the expression at a three-day retreat last week when he presented on the topic, “The University of Liberia, Then, Now and Tomorrow.” He said when he ascended to the UL presidency in 2008, the university had only 13 terminal degree holders and not a single faculty in the Department of Chemistry had an advanced degree in the subject. He said the university was plagued by serious academic malfeasance with students purchasing their admissions resulting in an explosion in student enrollment (in one academic year alone, 8,000 freshmen were admitted.) “For many years we were doing the wrong things, but did not recognize that,” Dr. Dennis admitted, adding, “It is to right some of these pervasive wrongs that still continues to occupy my time even more so when I enter my transition.” Subsequently, he has substantially reduced the blatant, widespread academic malfeasance. Dr Dennis said he abolished the issuance of library slips and financial clearances required before graduation and simplified the issuance of graduation clearance for the entire student population. “No more test fees or pamphlets must be purchased to register for a course. No more purchase of admission into UL. Instead admittance must be based on entrance exam results and merit. Large classes with the propensity for academic malfeasance made optional, others declared persona non-grata,” Dr. Dennis told the retreat audience. These initial reforms were a harbinger for more ambitious ones that followed. The evidence is out on how many faculty members have received advanced degrees during the presidency of Dr. Dennis versus prior to his ascendancy. Comparatively, he said the university produced 33 doctoral degrees between 2009 and 2014. The same can be said of the Louis Arthur Grimes School of Law, which had only four Law Faculties with Masters in Law (LLM) from 2001 to 2007, but now has 22 Law Faculties and counting with a Masters in Law. But it is in producing medical doctors to close the patient-doctor gap in the country for which Dr. Dennis and his administration must take a bow. For example, between 2000 and 2007, the University’s medical school, A.M. Dogliotti College of Medicine, graduated 32 doctors. However, between 2009 and 2014, the school graduated 84 doctors. Last December, the University graduated 35 doctors while this December, an astonishing 42 new doctors are expected to graduate, making it the highest the School has produced since its founding. Additionally, a paradigm shift in student enrollment has occurred at the University in favor of the National Sciences, according to the UL President. “During the initial stages of Liberia’s and the University’s recovery from conflict, enrollment in the College of Business and Public Administration overwhelmed enrollments in all of the other colleges, essentially because of the availability of faculty to ensure graduation within a reasonable time (compared with disciplines such as the sciences, engineering and agriculture, which had insufficient qualified faculty and virtually no laboratories),” Dr. Dennis said. Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)last_img read more

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Retail project OK’d after 2-year wait

first_imgWHITTIER – Yorba Linda developer Louis Smaldino remembers when he first hung the sign on his 2.5-acre property on Whittier Boulevard to announce the coming of a new shopping center. For More Info Plans called for adding two commercial buildings totaling 9,200 square feet to an office building and Liquor Mart store at 13583-13601 Whittier Blvd. The opening date was set for summer 2004. Fast forward to 2006: The sign is still there, but there is no shopping center. Last week, the Whittier City Council finally approved the development. “I leave \ there as a reminder to the City Council – you delayed this thing for over two years,” Smaldino said. Smaldino said he is ready to begin construction by this summer. Officials said it’s not fair to blame the city entirely for the delays. “When he proposed the project, he didn’t meet the parking standards,” Whittier City Councilman Owen Newcomer said. Smaldino had two choices. One was to ask for a variance, or a waiver to deviate from the standard. The other option was to wait for new parking standards. Smaldino chose the latter, Newcomer added. Smaldino, who has owned the land since 1976, said he wanted to see if he could improve his property. “It became apparent we weren’t using half the parking,” he said. He ran into problems early on when he had to resubmit plans to the city. Then, in October 2004, the Planning Commission denied his proposal on the basis he did not have enough parking. Smaldino was set to appeal the ruling to the council. But, on the advise of city staff, he decided to wait until a new parking ordinance was completed. “I was told to just a wait a little longer; it will only take two months,” he said. A new parking ordinance was approved – in November 2005. With the new law, which reduces the number of parking spaces required for office buildings, Smaldino’s proposal then met new city standards. “The parking codes prior to the recent change were far too restrictive for development,” he said. “That’s what kept new development from coming into Whittier.” Jeff Collier, director of community development, agrees that the city’s parking standards were too restrictive. “It required five parking spaces for every 1,000 square feet, and that far exceeded what the real demand was,” Collier said. “That doesn’t allow \ to be competitive,” he added. “It creates situations where \ had to provide more parking than is really necessary. Under the new standards, the requirement is 3.3 parking spaces per every 1,000 square feet of building. For Smaldino, the old ordinance required him to provide 221 parking spaces. The new one requires 125. He has included 152 spaces in his plan. The loss of time has cost Smaldino some possible tenants, including a Starbucks, a bank and some fast-food places, he said. But Smaldino said he still has a list of possible tenants. mike.sprague@sgvn.com (562) 698-0955, Ext. 3022 Map AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MORECasino Insider: Here’s a look at San Manuel’s new high limit rooms, Asian restaurant160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set!last_img read more

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Details revealed of Letterkenny’s Christmas carol trail

first_imgThe Fifth Letterkenny Carol Trail will take place on Friday, 21 December starting at Trinity Presbyterian Church at 7.30pm.This unique festive event is organised by Letterkenny Chamber of Commerce, Letterkenny Cathedral Quarter and Letterkenny CDP and the carol service is facilitated by Trinity Presbyterian Church, St Eunans Cathedral and Conwal Parish Church.This is the fifth Carol Trail in Letterkenny and all are welcome to come along and participate in what should be a very memorable evening. The carol trail will begin with Christmas Carols and readings at Trinity Presbyterian Church on Letterkenny’s main street at 7.30pm.The group will then make its way up the Church Lane in a candlelit procession which is being put together by Letterkenny CDP and donations can be made on the night.“The carol service will end at Letterkenny’s oldest building, Conwal Parish Church at the top of the Church Lane for more carols and a short reading and there will be a special rendition of ‘O Holy Night’ from Soprano singer Elisabeth Goell.The evening will finish with tea and mince pies in Conwal Parish Church Centre sponsored by Pramerica and their partners Compass Catering. “This unique event promises to be a very special evening and hopes to give people the chance to take time and reflect on the real message of Christmas ‘goodwill to all’.“So, come along on Friday, 21st December and enjoy a very special night in Letterkenny’s Cathedral Quarter.”Details revealed of Letterkenny’s Christmas carol trail was last modified: December 7th, 2018 by StephenShare this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pocket (Opens in new window)Click to share on Telegram (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)Click to share on Skype (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window) Tags:Cathedral Quarterdonegalletterkennylast_img read more

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November Crowds Are Larger Than Usual in 2017, At Disney World And Universal Orlando

first_imgShare This!Crowds at Orlando Theme Parks are larger than normal so far in November. The TouringPlans.com Crowd Calendars for Universal Orlando Resort and Walt Disney World are reporting crowd levels one to two points higher than we usually see this time of year. We have some theories as to why we are seeing the increase.Times are good. The economy is churning along and gas prices are stable. When the economy is stable, travel tends to increase.Hurricane Irma re-bookings. Guests that had to cancel because of the hurricane re-booked for early November, a time when crowds are usually low and free dining was still available.November Popularity. As more and more guests travel to Orlando each year the number of available dates with low crowds has dwindled. So, moderately crowded weeks become busy ones.Because the higher crowd levels are occurring at both Walt Disney World and Universal Orlando we don’t think the influx has anything to do with park operations like what we saw at Disney World in Fall 2016 and Fall 2015. We don’t see any indication from the school schedule data to suggest that is the answer either. So, one of the three theories is likely the culprit – or more likely, a combination of the three. But first, let’s take a look at how crowded it has been.Crowds have been higher than expected recently at Orlando Theme ParksWe know that part of the increase in wait times this year at Walt Disney World is due to the impact of new attractions like Pandora and to the closure of other attractions at Disney Hollywood Studios. But the magnitude of the increase that we have seen in early November (and also early October) is significant. Wait times are 10 to 15 minutes higher than what we would normally expect for this time of year. Each index level on the Crowd Calendar represents roughly 10 minutes of average wait so the one and two point underestimates we have seen lately coordinate with the wait times we see in the chart.The forecasts that we create for wait times take into account much more than just the historical averages. We use a 30-day trend that helps adjust the predictions in the direction of the most recent information. Also, our models account for the Pandora affect and the reduced capacity caused by closed attractions. But even with these adjustments, wait times are higher than expected.If the driving factor turns out to be the Hurricane re-bookings then it is likely the impact will be short-lived. If it is the other two then the affect may last longer. The good news is that the impact on a personalized touring plan is nearly negligible. By arriving early and completing the busiest attractions in the morning, the total amount of time spent in line is unchanged from previous years if you follow a touring plan.We currently have no plan to update the Crowd Calendar predictions. We prefer to see how the next few weeks play out. But as always, we continue to track wait times on a daily basis and will inform you when an update is in order. If you arrive in park and see longer lines than predicted, make sure to re-optimize your plans, that will ensure your plan is adjusted for the most recent information.last_img read more

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Wind change sees Bali flights cancelled

first_imgMount Agung . Jetstar and Qantas have canceled all flights from Bali this afternoon because of new information on the movement of the volcanic ash cloud.Both airlines had been in a race against forecast wind changes and the imminent explosive eruption of Mount Agung to clear passengers stranded on the holiday island.The two airlines will still operate 11 rescue flights this morning and early afternoon.Neither airline is taking passengers to Bali.However, Virgin Australia is continuing to operate rescue flights.Read: Bali passengers may be able to seek refund.More tremors occurred yesterday and overnight and the time between them is decreasing while their strength is increasing according to the Indonesian seismic reports.A major escalation of the eruption is expected at any time.However, there has been a significant reduction in the amount of ash coming from Mount Agung prompting some officials to comment that the eruption may be over.But on Twitter, noted volcanologist Dr Janine Krippner said that “this does not mean it is over.“Fluctuations in activity are a normal part of the life of volcanoes,” Dr Krippner said.Indonesia’s Volcanology and Geological Disaster Mitigation Centre also warned that a more violent eruption remains likely.Devy Kamil Syahbana, of the PVMBG, told Reuters: “We cannot predict whether it will be bigger than 1963, but according to our evaluation the potential for a full-scale eruption is still high.”In 1963, the Mt Agung eruption killed more than 1600 and lasted over a year.last_img read more

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Twitter Worm Could Take Over Your Computer (in Theory)

first_imgThe Dos and Don’ts of Brand Awareness Videos sarah perez Facebook is Becoming Less Personal and More Pro… Tags:#Features#news#NYT#Trends#twitter#web Guide to Performing Bulk Email Verification Before everyone panics, let’s get one thing clear: the new Twitter worm is only a proof-of-concept devised by computer security researchers at Secure Science – it is not out in the wild. That said, its very existence should raise some questions about the state of security at Twitter – something that’s more important than ever given how rapidly the service is becoming mainstream. This latest security concern involves an attack, similar to the clickjacking incident from last month, that takes advantage of a web programming error on Twitter’s support site. The result of the attack would force users to post unwanted messages to their Twitter stream. If those messages were combined with malicious code, “this could even be used to take control of a victim’s computer,” says Lance James, chief scientist of Secure Science. The Potential ThreatThe attack, posted online here, first displays a warning message and then posts Secure Science’s test code “@XSSExploits I just got owned!” to the victim’s profile. But if a hacker wanted to use this technique to compromise users’ PCs, they could remove the warning screen and combine the link with a sensational message which users couldn’t help but click. Add in some browser attack code, and before you know it, clicking a Twitter link could allow a hacker access to your computer. This, says James, “would just tear the cr*p out of Twitter.” He adds, “I’m holding my breath, hoping no one does something stupid at this moment.”center_img Related Posts Although Twitter is attempting to fight spam on several fronts (they’re now disabling accounts that automate re-following for instance), it seems as if more and more Twitter spammers are creating accounts every day. (How many of those SEO advisors and ‘life coaches’ are for real, I wonder?)As Twitter explodes into the mainstream, it may be time for them to work on addressing some of these issues before they focus on enhancements to the site like the relatively new “suggested users” section or the in-house ads – features which a few folks suspect may have something to do with Twitter’s supposedly soon-to-be-revealed business model. While we understand the service needs to develop their business plan, they recently closed a $35-million financing round, which added even more cash to their previous round ($15 million). Given that they only have 20 employees, they’re (in theory) only burning through around $5 million a year. We’re not sure what Twitter is doing with all that money, but we would like to suggest that they use some of it to hire security professionals to help make the service safer…before it’s too late.  According to Secure Science researchers, this particular bug can be eliminated by fixing the cross-site scripting flaw, but if another similar bug were to show up on the site, users would soon face the same problem all over again. Still, one has to wonder, why are they publishing this information publicly instead of alerting Twitter directly? Apparently, it’s because the research company is concerned Twitter is not taking security seriously enough. James says he hopes this demonstration will push Twitter into making it more of a priority. The State of Twitter SecurityIt’s easy to see why security professionals may be worrying about the state of security at Twitter – the company has had some rather high-profile incidents as of late. Only last month, a second clickjacking attack was revealed after the company had just finished patching one that was unveiled in January. Also in January, the accounts of 33 high profile Twitter users including Britney Spears, CNN news reporter Rick Sanchez, and Barack Obama, were compromised by hackers who defaced their accounts with embarrassing and offensive messages.At the time, Graham Cluley, senior technology consultant at Sophos advised Twitter “to take a long hard look at its security to ensure that this never happens again, and regain the confidence of its members.” Yet since then, more potential attack vectors have been revealed. Staying Safe on Twitter Keeps Getting HarderIf Twitter is indeed replacing, or at the very least, augmenting email for interpersonal communications, then perhaps it’s time for us to apply those same age-old rules that once applied to email – be careful what you click. Now that it’s finally been drilled into people’s heads that email attachments aren’t always safe, it seems like we have to start again educating Twitter users that the same goes for links. But when a service goes mainstream – like Twitter is doing now – it’s going to become filled with people who won’t give a second thought to security concerns such as these. Instead, without intervention on the part of Twitter to address these issues, consumers are going to end up learning “the hard way” – by becoming victims. The security problem only gets worse when you think about how easy it is for people to create fake celebrity accounts not to mention how easy it is for Twitter spammers to join the service. Since Twitter doesn’t authenticate new accounts via email, anyone can post any message from any address, real or fake. There are even opt-in services that Twitter spammers can join to quickly accumulate large numbers of followers quickly in an attempt to appear more legit. A Comprehensive Guide to a Content Auditlast_img read more

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Yahoo Mail Gets a Speed Boost with Redesign

first_img8 Best WordPress Hosting Solutions on the Market mike melanson Tags:#news#web#Yahoo A Web Developer’s New Best Friend is the AI Wai… Why Tech Companies Need Simpler Terms of Servic…center_img Top Reasons to Go With Managed WordPress Hosting Related Posts While we’ve seen Yahoo Mail grow increasingly more social over the past couple years, today the site unveiled its first major redesign in five years. The new Yahoo Mail promises to be faster, spam-free and full of new features that bring apps, social connections and communications beyond the simple email to its users.The first thing you’ll notice about the new Yahoo Mail Beta is the new look and functionality. Everything is less static, more customizable and more in line with everything else you see on the Web these days. That is, you can customize the column sizes and rather than continually clicking “next” to go to another page, your email-filled inbox simply scrolls on until you’ve reached the end and everything feels like its happening right now. For those of you like me, who have way to many unread emails sitting in there, it’s great. Yahoo says in today’s announcement that the new Yahoo Mail Beta “is more than two-times faster”. To get there, Yahoo redesigned the page using CSS3 and therefore fewer images, reducing the download size by 35%. The company also pushed the mail servers to cloud-based proxies, so whenever you type “mail.yahoo.com” into your browser, it goes to the closest proxy by network distance. According to the Yahoo Developer Blog, this can increase transfer speed by up to 25%. To further speed up the pace, Yahoo began precaching data for users already signed into the homepage and streamlined some other server traffic.In addition to all of this, the new Yahoo Mail goes beyond email, bringing Twitter and Facebook into the mix as well as allowing you to send SMS directly from your email account. It also adds applications, like Flickr, Evite or PayPal, which bring extra functionality directly to your email account. For a full list of new features on Yahoo Mail, take a look at Yahoo’s announcement and give the new Yahoo Mail Beta a trial run of your own.last_img read more

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Lynx force decisive Game 5 vs Sparks in WNBA Finals

first_imgThe Lynx, who never led in Game 3, built as much as a 19-point lead in the third quarter. The Sparks rallied, but could never get closer than eight points late in the fourth quarter.“I just love the way we competed for 40 minutes,” said Moore. “Everybody was really locked in and trying to be the aggressor the whole time. We didn’t play a perfect game, but did enough to beat a really good Sparks team on the road.”In the first quarter, Lynx point guard Lindsey Whalen used her arm in a chopping motion to foul Sims in transition. Whalen was called for a common foul but it was reviewed and upgraded to a Flagrant 1. Sims stayed down on the floor but was fine and would stay in the game. Still, that physical play seemed to set the tone for the Lynx, who were a different team than in a 75-64 loss two days earlier.“That was the beginning of the game,” Sims said. “It’s over now. Our mindset is focused on getting better and concentrating on Game 5.”Sims declined not to talk about that play, but it was clear it energized the Lynx.“Each team has the mindset that you don’t want to give your opponent anything easy,” Lynx coach Cheryl Reeve said. “It’s kind of interesting, Magic (Johnson) is sitting there and I suspect he was thinking of when that was just a foul. Not review, flagrant, just a foul. It was a playoff foul. We have this new term of unnecessary. Well that’s kind of subjective. We thought it was necessary that she not get the layup off.“With the new rules and the world we live in, it was deemed unnecessary.”PARTY OF FIVEThe Lynx didn’t have a good performance overall from their starters in Game 3 and two of them — Whalen and Seimone Augustus — didn’t score. On Sunday, four of the five starters scored in double figures. Moore, Rebekkah Brunson, Fowles and Augustus combined for 65 points and 43 rebounds. Whalen scored four points, but added eight assists.FREE THROW DISPARITY No more menthol cigarettes: New ban on tobacco, vape flavors Ethel Booba on hotel’s clarification that ‘kikiam’ is ‘chicken sausage’: ‘Kung di pa pansinin, baka isipin nila ok lang’ Trump to designate Mexican drug cartels as terrorist groups MOST READ ‘A complete lie:’ Drilon refutes ‘blabbermouth’ Salo’s claims LATEST STORIES Argentine bishop appears at court hearing on abuse charges Minnesota Lynx forward Maya Moore, left, drives to the basket against Los Angeles Sparks forward Nneka Ogwumike during the first half in Game 4 of the WNBA basketball finals, Sunday, Oct. 1, 2017, in Los Angeles. (AP Photo/Alex Gallardo)LOS ANGELES — Sylvia Fowles and the Minnesota Lynx weren’t about to let their season end in Los Angeles.The WNBA MVP helped the Lynx force a decisive fifth game in the WNBA Finals by scoring 22 points and grabbing 14 rebounds as Minnesota beat Los Angeles 80-69 on Sunday night. It’s the second consecutive year that these two teams will play a deciding game in Minnesota for the crown.ADVERTISEMENT “Advantage? No, we’re back in Game 5. We wanted to make sure we came out and we played well,” Fowles said.Minnesota, which is trying for its fourth title in seven years, played extremely well as they dominated inside the paint with baskets and rebounds. Minnesota outrebounded the Sparks 48-28. The Sparks had outrebounded the Lynx in Game 3 and that was a point of emphasis for the team to be more physical inside.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSSEA Games: Biñan football stadium stands out in preparedness, completionSPORTSPrivate companies step in to help SEA Games hostingSPORTSBoxers Pacquiao, Petecio torchbearers for SEA Games opening“To compete with Minnesota, you have to stay in the same game with them in the rebounding,” Sparks coach Brian Agler said. “Obviously, that was a wide margin. They were more aggressive, no question. They doubled our free throw attempts. I’m not saying that to debate the officiating. The point is they were a lot more aggressive and got themselves to the free-throw line. They gave themselves opportunities and second-chance points on the offensive boards. We didn’t play the way we needed to play to have success against them.”Odyssey Sims led the Sparks with 18 points and Nneka Ogwumike added 17. No Sparks player reached double figures in rebounding. Winter storm threatens to scramble Thanksgiving travel planscenter_img Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Candace Parker, who finished with 11 points and eight rebounds, and the Sparks are hoping to become the league’s first repeat champion since Los Angeles in 2002.In order to do that, they’ll have to win on Minnesota’s home floor again.Ogwumike doesn’t enjoy that storyline, even though it finished with a storybook ending for the Sparks last season.“No disrespect to that question, but I’m really tired of that question,” Ogwumike said. “This year is this year. No disrespect at all. It’s just like the 100th time I’ve heard it. This year is a different year, and I know it’s the same and I know that’s what everyone here wants to talk about it, but it’s a different year.”Facing an end to their season, the Lynx were aggressive from the start, grabbing a lot of loose balls and dominating the glass. They trailed 10-8 before scoring 11 straight points in the first quarter.ADVERTISEMENT Hotel says PH coach apologized for ‘kikiam for breakfast’ claim The Lynx made 19 of 30 free throws while the Sparks shot just 16 and made 12.RAINING ON THE 3-POINT PARADEThe Sparks missed 17 of 22 3-point attempts. Four of the five starters missed all of their 3-pointers. Alana Beard, Ogwumike, Parker and Chelsea Gray were a combined 0-for-12.Flying the friendly skies?The Sparks and Lynx are on the same flight from Los Angeles to Minnesota on Monday.TIP-INSActor Anthony Anderson, actress Vivica A. Fox, former WNBA player Tina Thompson and Los Angeles mayor Eric Garcetti were at the game. … The Sparks went into their locker room during the national anthem in silent protest for the fourth consecutive game. Jordan delivers on promise: 2 Cobra choppers now in PH 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 View comments Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Chinese tennis needs to ‘grow up,’ says Li Nalast_img read more

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Fernandez knows ‘underdog’ San Beda will come out big vs Lyceum

first_imgEthel Booba on hotel’s clarification that ‘kikiam’ is ‘chicken sausage’: ‘Kung di pa pansinin, baka isipin nila ok lang’ Palace: Robredo back to ‘groping with a blind vision’ Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next LATEST STORIES So much is the mentor’s confidence that he likened the Red Lions’ situation to Season 87 in 2011, where the Frankie Lim-mentored squad toppled the San Sebastian crew bannered by the “Pinatubo Trio” of MVP Calvin Abueva, Mythical Team member Ian Sangalang, and sharpshooter Ronald Pascual.“When (San Beda) entered the Finals, they weren’t the favorites. It was Calvin’s San Sebastian and they won the series. So maybe history repeats itself,” he said.Fernandez is not leaving any stones unturned in preparing the Red Lions to the best of his capabilities for what is expected to be another all-out war against the Pirates.“We’ll see what we can do against them. We’re ready,” he said.ADVERTISEMENT Photo by Tristan Tamayo/ INQUIRER.netIt’s not often that San Beda finds itself as the underdog when it comes to the championship round.But with Lyceum completing an awe-inspiring 18-game elimination sweep this NCAA Season 93, coach Boyet Fernandez is well aware that the Red Lions have the cards stacked against them once the Finals tip off on Friday.ADVERTISEMENT ‘A complete lie:’ Drilon refutes ‘blabbermouth’ Salo’s claims “Lyceum is the best team right now. They beat us twice and they beat us fair and square. So there’s no doubt that we’re the underdogs,” he said.Despite the unfamiliar situation, Fernandez believes the Red Lions — who have one of the most successful basketball programs — can pull off the triumph and give the school their 10th title in 12 years.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSSEA Games: Biñan football stadium stands out in preparedness, completionSPORTSPrivate companies step in to help SEA Games hostingSPORTSBoxers Pacquiao, Petecio torchbearers for SEA Games opening“I know we lost against Lyceum and I know that the people have been doubting us, but the players really believe in themselves,” said Fernandez, citing guys like Robert Bolick and Javee Mocon as the team’s driving force through the course of this year’s journey.“We lost those two games, but I still do trust my players. I know they will come out big and we look forward for Friday’s game.” Malditas save PH from shutout After 30 years, Johnlu Koa still doing ‘hard-to-make’ quality breads The Fatted Calf and Ayutthaya: New restos worth the drive to Tagaytay ‘We did our best’: Macaraya positive despite Stags’ failed NCAA Finals bid MOST READ For the complete collegiate sports coverage including scores, schedules and stories, visit Inquirer Varsity. MRT 7 on track for partial opening in 2021 Hotel says PH coach apologized for ‘kikiam for breakfast’ claim View comments Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. 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 Gameslast_img read more

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