Linebacker removed from team

first_imgSophomore linebacker Levi Jones walks off the field after warming up at the Coliseum. (Photo courtesy of Tim Tessalone)Sophomore linebacker Levi Jones has been dismissed from the USC football program, according to head coach Clay Helton. He was sidelined during the Cal game last weekend due to a violation of team rules earlier in the week. When asked about the arrest after practice, Helton declined to comment further. “I have one comment for you,” Helton said. “He had a team rule violation this past week and is no longer on our roster. Thank you.”Jones was arrested at 5:50 a.m. on July 8, 2018 in South Pasadena for public intoxication, the Pasadena Police Department confirmed Tuesday. USC did not confirm if Jones’ removal from the team was related to his arrest.Jones had 13 tackles this season through eight games. As a freshman, he played in 14 games and recorded 15 tackles. He is the fourth player to leave the program this season. Safety Ykili Ross and cornerback Je’Quari Godfrey transferred, while safety Bubba Bolden  withdrew after facing suspension for an off-campus incident.Sam Arslanian contributed to this report.CORRECTION: A previous version of this article was accompanied by a photo of Trevon Sidney, not Levi Jones. The photo has been replaced. The Daily Trojan regrets the error.last_img read more

Mourinho blames Arsenal, Man Utd, Man City, Liverpool for loss

first_imgJose Mourinho blamed Chelsea’s nearest rivals for his team’s 3-0 loss to West Brom in the Premier League on Monday.A brace from Saido Berahino and a second-half goal from Chris Brunt saw Tony Pulis’ men to their win at The Hawthorns, with Cesc Fabregas sent off in the 29th minute for Chelsea.With the title already wrapped up, Mourinho said his side were unable to play at the intensity required.The Portuguese tactician said his team could not be blamed for winning the title with matches to spare.”Football is to be played at maximum intensity and in our situation it’s not easy to do that,” Mourinho said.”I cannot say it’s a big surprise for me. I know what normally happens when a team is champion with matches in hand. “Bayern Munich lost the last three matches in the league, and when you’re champions so early it’s difficult to keep the motivation high.”When you lose that salt and pepper of the competition it’s difficult to compete at the highest level.”If I have to blame anybody, blame Man Utd, Man City, Arsenal and Liverpool for letting us win the title so early.”Chelsea are eight points clear of City (76 points) and even further clear of Arsenal (71), United (69) and Liverpool (62).–last_img read more

Dee Gordon’s heads-up baserunning sparks Los Angeles Dodgers’ sweep

first_img Newsroom GuidelinesNews TipsContact UsReport an Error SAN FRANCISCO >> Dee Gordon’s speed has allowed him to steal 46 bases, make his first All-Star team, and get penciled into the top of the Dodgers’ batting order practically every day this season.Against the San Francisco Giants on Sunday, Gordon’s speed sparked the Dodgers to victory. Taking his lead from third base in the fifth inning, Gordon felt like he was far enough down the line to score when a third-strike pitch bounced away from Giants catcher Buster Posey. He was right. On offense, the Dodgers were sparked by a different player in each game of the series. Friday, it was Yasiel Puig and his franchise record-tying three triples. Saturday, Juan Uribe went 2 for 4 with two RBIs against his former team.Sunday, it was Gordon.The Dodgers’ second baseman reached base three times without a hit or a walk. He reached on a fielding error to lead off the game, and was hit by a pitch in the third inning, but didn’t score either time.In the fifth inning, Gordon struck out swinging on a pitch in the dirt by newly acquired Giants starter Jake Peavy (0-1). The pitch got by Posey, allowing Gordon to reach first base.Puig then walked and Peavy wild-pitched both runners up a base. When Gonzalez struck out swinging on another wild pitch in the dirt, Gordon scored the game-tying run. Gonzalez said he “absolutely” thought Gordon would score from third base.“That’s why I ran,” Gonzalez said. “I always think about it when I’m on third base but I don’t have the speed. I’m glad he took the chance. It was a great read.”Ryu, for his part, didn’t expect Gordon to score. He was glad he was wrong.“It changed the energy of the team,” Ryu said through an interpreter.“Dee does things that nobody thinks about doing,” Dodgers manager Don Mattingly said.The inning wasn’t over. Ramirez singled, scoring Puig with the go-ahead run. Carl Crawford tripled to right field, and Ramirez scored all the way from first with a slide under the tag from Posey.There are reasons to believe the Dodgers can maintain whatever momentum they gained during their 5-4 road trip. Mattingly is using the off-day today to skip struggling starter Dan Haren’s next turn through the rotation. Josh Beckett will take the ball Tuesday against the Atlanta Braves. Then the rotation will turn over again, with Greinke and Kershaw closing out the series.Meanwhile, the lineup seems to have stabilized with Puig in center field and Kemp in right. The team is healthy and the roles are more clearly defined than in weeks past. Andre Ethier, with a .248 average and four home runs, and left-handed killer Scott Van Slyke are the fourth and fifth outfielders — a point Mattingly all but conceded prior to the game.After some hiccups in St. Louis and Pittsburgh, the Dodgers have the best record in the National League.“You know it’s a chance to build momentum,” Mattingly said of the sweep. “It’s a confidence-builder for your club to come into a tough environment and play well, get some runs.”center_img Posey threw out Adrian Gonzalez at first base as Gordon sprinted home and beat the throw, tying the game 2-2. The Dodgers scored twice more in the inning and the rally held up for a 4-3 win over the Giants at AT&T Park.“As soon as he snapped his head,” Gordon said of Posey, “I just made the choice to go and I was safe.”After sweeping the three-game series, the Dodgers lead the National League West by a game and a half; they entered the series trailing the Giants by a game and a half. Their other reward: A day off today followed by eight games at home.The sweep was as close to a total team effort as the Dodgers have received in weeks. Matt Kemp went 2 for 3 Sunday and 6 for 11 in the series. After taking four days off to nurse a sore left hand, Hanley Ramirez went 6 for 13 in the series. The Dodgers’ starting pitchers didn’t allow a run until the third inning Sunday.Hyun-Jin Ryu (12-5) wasn’t as dominant as Zack Greinke or Clayton Kershaw. He allowed three runs in six innings, and that was good enough. J.P. Howell, Brian Wilson and Kenley Jansen each pitched a scoreless inning to close out the win. Jansen’s save was his 30th of the season.last_img read more

Jim Brown’s criticism of Kobe Bryant is off-base

first_img Newsroom GuidelinesNews TipsContact UsReport an Error Give Jim Brown credit. At least he’s consistent.Back in 1992 the NFL Hall of Famer had this to say about Michael Jordan:“He’s more interested in his image for his shoe deals than he is in helping his own people.”Then in 2009, he had this to say about Tiger Woods: “He’ll run you over, he’ll kick your (butt), but as an individual for social change or any of that kind of (stuff) … terrible. Terrible.” So Brown calls him out publicly for not thinking like him, acting like him or fighting the exact same fight he does.Ironic, isn’t it?For someone who stood so tall in the fight for black America’s inalienable right of life, liberty and the pursuit of happiness, Brown sure seems offended when a fellow black American pursues his contentment exactly as he pleases.For someone who fought so diligently for blacks to be treated and judged as human beings rather than by skin color, Brown certainly seems angry that a fellow black thinks and acts as an individual rather than be perpetually bound by the singular message of one race.The greatest irony of all is a man who assisted the movement to eradicate skin color as a basis for treatment is calling out Bryant for not being black enough.Bryant, who spent ages 6-13 growing up in Italy while his dad played professional basketball there, understandably was stunned by Brown’s harsh comments and initially took to Twitter to respond:“A “Global” African American is an inferior shade to “American” African Americans?? #hmm.. that doesn’t sound very #Mandela or #DrKing sir”He later expounded on his feelings.“It surprised me in the sense that it came out of left field. I’ve never even met him. It came out of left field. But I do think it’s a great opportunity to have this conversation, to have this discussion. No matter where you come from, whether you come from Italy, whether you come from Inglewood, whether you come from London it doesn’t matter.“Ultimately the conversation is that it doesn’t matter what color skin you are to begin with. But I think it’s a good place to start and have a good conversation.”It was an eloquent response to a completely unnecessary and unprompted personal attack by Brown. While Brown has a right to his opinion, off base and presumptuous as it might be, it seems rather petty and judgmental for someone who fought so hard to broaden the view of black Americans well beyond skin color.He questions where Bryant fits in black America as if there is room for just one voice in that community, conspicuously neglecting the reality the beauty of every race lies in its wide range rather than narrow scope.He insinuated because Bryant didn’t spend his entire childhood in America he isn’t well-versed enough in the black culture — as if it’s some secret club — and therefore wouldn’t be welcome if Brown ever called a summit of black athletes to discuss black issues.Doesn’t that contradict everything Brown’s devoted so much of his life to?The sin of silencing someone because they are different than you?And how incredibly short-sighted to close yourself off to contrary ideas and diverse thinking when the greatest solutions typically derive from well-rounded discussions in which more voices are heard, not less?Brown has been a worthy solider in one of the great human rights battles in the history of mankind, and he is correct in believing the battle is not yet over.But the dynamics of today’s fight simply are not the same as they were when he stood front and center in the civil rights movement the 1960’s — iconic figures like Bryant, Jordan and Woods gleaming examples of that progress.And the battleground isn’t confined simply to America. A global star like Bryant reaches well beyond his own borders to raise money and awareness for a variety of causes world-wide.I would urge Brown — and anyone else for that matter — to visit the the Kobe & Vanessa Bryant Family Foundation website at http://kvbff.org/ to see exactly what kind of impact he makes nationally and internationally.It might not satisfy Jim Brown’s notion of where Bryant fits into the African-American community, but in the larger context of the human race Bryant needs not defend himself to anyone.vincent.bonsignore@langnews.com @DailyNewsVinny on Twittercenter_img And this week, while appearing on the Arsenio Hall Show, Brown said this about Kobe Bryant: “He threw (Shaquille O’Neal) under the bus and he is somewhat confused about (African-American culture) because he was brought up in another country. He doesn’t quite fit what’s happening in America.”And then this:“In the days when we had a summit and we called the top black athletes together to talk to Muhammad Ali about his status with the armed forces, there were some athletes we didn’t call. If I had to call that summit all over, there would be some athletes I wouldn’t call. Kobe would be one of them.”Notice a trend?An African-American athlete rises to iconic status but isn’t lock and step with Brown’s idea of what a black superstar should be about.last_img read more

Brandon Ingram will train with Kobe Bryant, ‘dream big’

first_imgThe most intriguing Lakers workout this summer might not involve UCLA’s Lonzo Ball, Washington’s Markelle Fultz, Kentucky’s De’Aaron Fox or Kansas’ Josh Jackson.The Lakers surely will play host to those players as they evaluate their options with their No. 2 draft pick, but the most interesting workouts of the summer might involve former Laker Kobe Bryant and Lakers forward Brandon Ingram. Fresh off his rookie season, Ingram hopes to accelerate his growth by training with the future Hall of Famer in Orange County.“Of course, it’s going to happen eventually this summer,” Ingram said in a phone interview. “I’ll pick his brain on whatever.”Before that happens, though, Bryant stressed that growth requires more than just offseason training sessions. In an interview with Southern California News Group last month, Bryant also outlined the importance for Ingram to formulate a five-year plan regarding his NBA career. It sounds like Ingram already has etched out a blueprint. “I’m excited for this summer,” said Ingram, who again plans to play for the Lakers’ Summer League team in Las Vegas in July. “To have feedback this early, having availability and having this many months (to work) on different things is exciting.”During that time, Ingram said he has already seen “progress” in his pursuit to reach his five-year plan.“You dream big,” he said. Newsroom GuidelinesNews TipsContact UsReport an Errorcenter_img AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MOREUCLA alum Kenny Clark signs four-year contract extension with Packers“In five years, you can say you want to be a superstar in this league and want to win such and such amount of championships,” Ingram said. “But I also want to continue to get better and better each and every year. Of course, you want to win more games every year. But my main goal right now is to get better and get closer toward having a winning team with the Lakers organization.”The Lakers, who finished 26-56 in 2016-17, gained another piece that should help them reach that goal when they secured the No. 2 pick in last week’s draft lottery. As Ingram acknowledged, “it’s another asset that can bring a lot of potential to our team.” The Lakers’ ability to end a four-year postseason drought likely hinges on their young players — and whoever else is added to the mix — continuing to develop together.That explains why Ingram is among a handful of young players who have participated in informal workouts at the Lakers’ El Segundo practice facility the past week. D’Angelo Russell, Julius Randle, Jordan Clarkson, Larry Nance Jr., Ivica Zubac, Tyler Ennis and David Nwaba have all participated.On Monday evening, at an event sponsored by Delta Air Lines, Ingram and street artist Jonas Never donated an 8×22-foot mural to Covenant House California, a shelter that provides sanctuary and support for homeless and trafficked young people in Los Angeles. That event aside, Ingram has spent most of his offseason “getting to the gym early in the morning.”After averaging 9.4 points and shooting 40.2 percent during his rookie season, the 6-foot-9, 190-pound Ingram continues to focus on bulking up in the weight room and said he is tweaking “little mechanics” on his shooting stroke.last_img read more

More Boats on the Rivers, and More Policing

first_imgBy John Burton and Jay Cook |FAIR HAVEN – It’s been a busy boating season this summer as seemingly more take advantage of the area waterways for fun during the warm months. But with the greater number of people using watercrafts there are always a few who ignore the rules and common courtesy.Brian Rice, Fair Haven, is a licensed charter boat captain who grew up working and playing on the water. In his perception, boat traffic hasn’t necessarily increased this year, nor have the number of scofflaws failing to adhere to no-wake zones or those who wind up speeding. But, as always, “You have the weekend warriors,” Rice observed. “You have the people who are inconsiderate, let alone not knowing the rules of the road, being irresponsible.”“On the water, especially on the water,” Rice said he’s learned through experience. “Because there’s no posted speed limits,” people just disregard what should be done.“The biggest problems we’re seeing is a lack of knowledge on the part of the operators of boating rules and regulations,” said Lt. Ted Schafer, a spokesman for New Jersey State Police. “Specifically, they’re operating at higher rates of speed than they should be, than is safe and that is allowed.”Schafer was speaking in general terms of what State Police are witnessing in the waterways around the state, with enforcement on the waterways largely coming under the purview of the that law enforcement agency. Schafer said no hard data is yet available regarding this year’s activities on the water, until the season’s end.But, anecdotally, there have been persistent concerns, Schafer offered. “Boating while intoxicated is an issue,” he said. So much so, that State Police and the U.S. Coast Guard have partnered this year on an initiative in response, he said.State Police are also using undercover officers and vessels to address violations.The state agency operates a variety of boats, Schafer said, from 10-foot John boat (an often-aluminum fishing boat) to 50-foot cabin cruisers.In addition, State Police have begun using unmarked Jet Skis, especially in high traffic areas, such as the Navesink River, according to Sgt. Lawrence Peele, with the State Police’s Public Information Bureau. Undercover troopers on the Jet Skis identify violations and then escorts the violators to a uniformed trooper who conducts the official stop.“These details have been very successful in both educating the boating public and enforcing New Jersey boat regulations with summons,” Peele said by way of an email.The details will continue until boating traffic lessens with the change of seasons, Peele added.The Middletown Police Department has its own marine unit. And, according to Lt. Paul Bailey, the unit was quite active this summer, often working with the Coast Guard doing safety and equipment inspections. However, Bailey said, the officers didn’t see a significant increase in unruly behavior.Jim Cerruti has owned and operated Fair Haven Yacht Works, 73 De Normandie Ave., Fair Haven, for roughly 20 years. “It has been a very good summer for boating,” he said, probably the best since before Super Storm Sandy in 2012. Cerruti attributes it to a number of factors, including former boaters who lost their vessels to Sandy getting back into it; to new families moving into the area; and relatively lower prices for gas. “Those are all indicators people are enjoying their time on the water.”It may not be that boaters are behaving any worse than at other times, Cerruti suspected. “I think it’s getting a little more attention because boating is so strong,” he suspected. “You’re always thinking about those out there being idiots,” that’s what you remember, Cerruti offered, “more than the majority out there behaving themselves, following the rules of the road, being courteous.”“I think that’s true on land, too,” Rice maintained.“But I’ll say this,” Cerruti added, “people wave in boats. They don’t wave in cars…If you pass a boater, nine out of 10 will wave to you.”But being a courteous boater falls under more than one category.For Chan Irwin, the third-generation owner of Irwin Marine, located in Red Bank’s Marine Park, common courtesy on the evolves from a program the marina has been doing for over 30 years.When a customer new to the Two River area invests in a boat and docks at his marina, a captain on staff takes boaters for a complete overview ride of the river.“Usually it’s a four-hour service where our captain will take the boat out, show them the waterways, where to fuel – just make them aware of places they can go, places they can anchor and swim,” Irwin said.Although it’s a paid service offered, he finds it has been helpful to the boaters new to the Navesink or Shrewsbury rivers.Boating is a kind of recreation, Irwin said, “and they don’t want to denigrate their area.”A benefit of Irwin’s boater education service is that people new to the area are provided with a feel for the rivers, as well as what areas to stay away from.It’s education that Cindy Zipf, executive director of Clean Ocean Action, said is important to the ever-changing health of the Navesink and Shrewsbury rivers.“A lot of people get training about how to be safe on the boat, but not how to be more conscious about what environmental consequences their boat may be doing to the environment,” she said.The health of both rivers has been a hot topic in recent years. With fertilizers and fecal matter finding its way into the system, Zipf said both bodies of water need healthy vegetation to keep clean.Of that greenery, eelgrass and “submerged aquatic vegetation,” as Zipf put it, are of the most importance. Take eelgrass, for example. Zipf said it provides a necessary habitat for juvenile fish and crustaceans that could use a hiding spot during the summer months.Zipf also said that eelgrass is commonly found at the confluence of the Two Rivers – a spot where boaters open their throttles after bouncing at slow speeds beneath the Capt. Joseph Azzolina Memorial Bridge. At that location, the eelgrass is “extremely fragile and needs to be protected,” she said.But Zipf welcomes the challenge for more education, because it will ultimately save the rivers environmentalists have fought over for 30-plus years.“I don’t think any boaters go out there and say ‘I’m going to harm the habitat,’ ” she said. “I think it’s just a lack of awareness, and they need to be more conscious that they’re sharing this beautiful resource with nature and plants that need to be preserved.”This article was first published in the Sept. 7-14, 2017 print edition of the Two River Times.last_img read more

Voters OK $33M in Oceanport School Upgrades

first_imgThe expansions will make room for new students coming to the district, as 639 residential units are being built at the former Fort Monmouth as part of the East Gate and Liberty Walk developments. Though the student population has steadily declined over the past few years, projections show that once those children enter the school system, the demographics will about mirror the population today. There were 686 “yes” votes and 443 “no” votes among the Oceanport and Sea Bright residents. Sea Bright is a sending district for children in elementary school through 8th grade. Additionally, Wolf Hill Elementary School will get a new media center, cafeteria and connecting courtyard; six new classrooms will be added; toilet facilities will be renovated in pre-K and kindergarten classrooms, as now required by law; a new bus drop-off loop will be added; ADA-compliant spaces will be renovated; and more. In Sea Bright, 54 percent, or 58 people, were for and 45 percent, or 48 people, were against. Oceanport residents represented 90 percent of the voters. Of the 1,023 votes cast in Oceanport, 61 percent, or 628 people, voted for the referendum while 38 percent, or 395 people, voted against it. “We are so thankful to everyone who voted yesterday. This is a banner moment for our school district,” said Oceanport Schools Superintendent Anne R. Facendo. “We think of our community as being champions for the children in Oceanport and Sea Bright.” OCEANPORT – A $33 million Oceanport school referendum to bring improvements to both the Wolf Hill and Maple Place schools was approved by voters Tuesday, Dec. 10. Facendo anticipates that work will be completed over the next two to four years. School district representatives will “very quickly” sit down to start the planning phases of the job, which all must be approved by the state Department of Education. “It’s a long process. There’s a lot of moving parts to this,” she said.center_img Now both schools in the district will receive new fire sprinkler systems; fire alarm systems; secure vestibules and lockdown capabilities; safety glazing on lower level windows; camera systems; new windows; new roofing systems; flooring; classroom furnishings; mechanical, electrical and plumbing upgrades; new lighting fixtures; parking improvements; and gym renovations, among other features. Michelle McMullin, the school board president, said the existing school buildings have reached an “unacceptable level.” The updates will allow students to work in “21st-century buildings with ADA compliance and better fire prevention methods,” upgraded security and more. “It’s really an exciting day for both the students and the staff.” According to the district, 116 units have already been built and are occupied. As a result, the district gained 20 new students. With this in mind, the district anticipates it will receive 109 students once the rest of the residential units are built. Wolf Hill School, a 108-year-old building, will soon see renovations thanks to the approval of the school referendum Dec. 10. Maple Place Middle School, built in 1966, will also see a variety of improvements.Photo Chris Rotolo At Maple Place Middle School, the science, technology, engineering, art and math (STEAM) wing will be renovated with science labs, computer labs and more. There will also be renovations to the cafetorium, locker rooms with individual showers, media center and guidance and physical therapist/occupational therapist rooms. Along with Facendo, McMullin gave thanks to the voters, school board, administration, teachers and architects who helped make this plan a reality. “This is definitely a collaborative effort,” she said.last_img read more

SANTA ANITA’S CLOCKERS’ CORNER OPEN FOR BUSINESS EACH MORNING, POPULAR BREAKFAST DESTINATION OPERATES FROM 5 A.M. TO 10 A.M.

first_imgSANTA ANITA’S CLOCKERS’ CORNER OPEN FOR BUSINESS EACH MORNING, POPULAR BREAKFAST DESTINATION OPERATES FROM 5 A.M. TO 10 A.M.ARCADIA, Calif. (Sept. 10, 2019)–A popular breakfast destination for decades, Santa Anita’s Clockers’ Corner has reopened to the public and horsemen alike, with food and beverage service offered from 5 to 10 a.m. seven days a week.As Santa Anita’s Stable Area was closed for routine maintenance for the better part of the summer, Clockers’ Corner’s reopening coincides with the return of training each morning as well.With admission and parking free of charge, Clockers’ Corner is accessible by entering Santa Anita on the track’s western perimeter, via Gate 8 off of Baldwin Ave.Along with coffee, tea, juices, bottled water and soft drinks, a wide array of fresh breakfast items, as well as the Daily Racing Form, are available each morning.Santa Anita’s six furlong inner training track and one mile main track are open daily from 4:45 a.m. to 10 a.m. and Santa Anita posts official work tabs, chronicling all officially timed workouts each day at santaanita.com.With opening day for the 23-day Autumn Meeting set for Friday, Sept. 27, Santa Anita will offer free Seabiscuit Tram Tours of the Stable area each weekend, beginning Sept. 28 and 29. There is one tour per morning which embarks from Clockers’ Corner at 9:45 a.m.For the first time ever, Santa Anita will present three graded stakes on opening day as the track readies for its record 10th Breeders’ Cup World Championships on Nov. 1 and 2.In addition to the traditional opening day feature, the Grade II, $200,000 Eddie D. Stakes, for 3-year-olds and up at five furlongs on turf, a pair of Grade I Breeders’ Cup “Win and You’re In” qualifying stakes, the Chandelier, for 2-year-old fillies at 1 1/16 miles and the American Pharoah, for 2-year-olds at the same distance, will also be offered.For more information on Clockers’ Corner, opening day and the two-day Breeders’ Cup, please visit santaanita.com or call (626) 574-RACE.last_img read more

TG’s Johnson rolling back the years

first_imgTivoli Gardens FC’s Jermaine ‘Teddy’ Johnson rolled back the years on Sunday with a vintage performance against arch-rivals Arnett Gardens in their Red Stripe Premier League (RSPL) clash at the Edward Seaga Complex.The former Jamaican international, now 36, was obviously charged up for the contest and was a thorn in the flesh of the Arnett defence until he exited with 20 minutes remaining.But despite his enthusiastic perform-ance, Johnson said he was not out to prove anything, he only wanted to give his team three points against one of their biggest rivals in local football.”Every time you play a big team – especially Arnett Gardens, one of your biggest rivals in the league – you have to go out and just play well,” he said. “Sometimes, there’s nothing to prove, but you want a good win for your team and your community, which is going through a rough spot right now, so you just want to go out and do well,” he added.Johnson, who spent more than seven years in England, during which he played for Bolton Wanderers in the English Premier League and competed in the colours of Sheffield Wednesday, Oldham and Bradford in the lower leagues, said his good recent form and improved fitness is mainly down to his commitment to training.”Training is going well. I’m at training every day and doing what the coach wants me to do. I’m feeling well because I am taking care of myself, so I will just try to keep confident and keep motivated,” he said. “We are doing well right now. We just have to keep our heads and keep positive and take it one game at a time and do what we can to get the wins,” he stated.The enigmatic attacker, who had a few bust-ups with former Tivoli defender Ranike Anderson and also clashed with Jason Moore, took his frustration out on his opponents 10 minutes from the end.Johnson made a burst down the right, where he was then confronted by former Tivoli player Shawn McKoy, who he turned inside out before drilling a low shot past Damian Hyatt in goal.Johnson’s goal was his sixth of the season, which placed him third on the goalscoring chart, one behind Shamar Nicholson and Dino Williams, and tied with UWI’s Roshane Sharpe.Meanwhile, Tivoli’s coach, Omar Edwards, says the current strides the team is making is because of the players’ commitment to training and their willingness to listen and follow his instructions.”In the game, you saw a Jermaine ‘Teddy’ Johnson playing with a lot of energy and purpose on the pitch … . So it has been four straight [wins], and it has been a boost.”It will not be easy going forward, but what is important is that the players are coming to training daily and they are giving their all, and that is important to getting victories,” he said.last_img read more

Racela rues Tams’ poor defense vs hot-shooting Eagles

first_imgTNT posts 3rd straight win, beats Star READ: Ateneo downs FEU for 3-0 start“We have to really improve defensively,” Racela told reporters. “We gave up too many points against Ateneo and when they shoot like that it’s really hard to stop, even in the PBA when teams shoot that much from the three-point area they’re pretty hard to stop.”FEATURED STORIESSPORTSRedemption is sweet for Ginebra, Scottie ThompsonSPORTSMayweather beats Pacquiao, Canelo for ‘Fighter of the Decade’SPORTSFederer blasts lack of communication on Australian Open smogAteneo started out on a blistering pace scoring seven triples in the first quarter alone and finishing the game hitting 12 out of 34 attempts. The Blue Eagles shot 50 percent from the field.Although it’s still early in the season, Racela said their win-loss record is a sign that they are still not in peak form. “With our record now, you’d want everyone to play better,” said Racela. “I want to see improvements. Good thing is the season is far from over so we still have time and there are still lots to work on.” Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Margot Robbie talks about filming ‘Bombshell’s’ disturbing sexual harassment scene DAY6 is for everybody In ‘Jojo Rabbit,’ Comedy and Drama Collide For the complete collegiate sports coverage including scores, schedules and stories, visit Inquirer Varsity. How to help the Taal evacuees FEU head coach Olsen Racela wasn’t pleased with his team’s defense in a loss to Ateneo on Sunday, Sept. 17, 2017, in the UAAP Season 80 men’s basketball tournament at Smart Araneta Coliseum in Cubao. Tristan Tamayo/INQUIRER.netFar Eastern University head coach Olsen Racela said his team’s lackadaisical defense is what cost them the game against Ateneo on Sunday.The Tamaraws lost, 94-82, and saw their record dip to 1-2 while the Blue Eagles remained at the top of the league with a 3-0 card.ADVERTISEMENT LATEST STORIEScenter_img It’s too early to present Duterte’s ‘legacy’ – Lacson A costly, catty dispute finally settled MOST READ View comments Carpio hits red carpet treatment for China Coast Guard PLAY LIST 02:14Carpio hits red carpet treatment for China Coast Guard02:56NCRPO pledges to donate P3.5 million to victims of Taal eruption00:56Heavy rain brings some relief in Australia02:37Calm moments allow Taal folks some respite03:23Negosyo sa Tagaytay City, bagsak sa pag-aalboroto ng Bulkang Taal01:13Christian Standhardinger wins PBA Best Player award End of his agony? SC rules in favor of Espinosa, orders promoter heirs to pay boxing legend OSG plea to revoke ABS-CBN franchise ‘a duplicitous move’ – Lacson Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Mos Burger to open in Manila; teases with a pop-uplast_img read more