World facing cancer ‘tidal wave’

first_imgHealthInternationalLifestylePrint World facing cancer ‘tidal wave’ by: – February 4, 2014 Share Sharing is caring! 24 Views   no discussions Sharecenter_img MammogramsLarge numbers of people do not know there is a lot they can do to reduce their exposure to riskThe globe is facing a “tidal wave” of cancer, and restrictions on alcohol and sugar need to be considered, say World Health Organization scientists.It predicts the number of cancer cases will reach 24 million a year by 2035, but half could be prevented.The WHO said there was now a “real need” to focus on cancer prevention by tackling smoking, obesity and drinking.The World Cancer Research Fund said there was an “alarming” level of naivety about diet’s role in cancer.Fourteen million people a year are diagnosed with cancer, but that is predicted to increase to 19 million by 2025, 22 million by 2030 and 24 million by 2035.The developing world will bear the brunt of the extra cases.Dr Chris Wild, the director of the WHO’s International Agency for Research on Cancer, told the BBC: “The global cancer burden is increasing and quite markedly, due predominately to the ageing of the populations and population growth.“If we look at the cost of treatment of cancers, it is spiralling out of control, even for the high-income countries. Prevention is absolutely critical and it’s been somewhat neglected.”The WHO’s World Cancer Report 2014 said the major sources of preventable cancer included:• Smoking• Infections• Alcohol• Obesity and inactivity• Radiation, both from the sun and medical scans• Air pollution and other environmental factors• Delayed parenthood, having fewer children and not breastfeedingFor most countries, breast cancer is the most common cancer in women. However, cervical cancer dominates in large parts of Africa.The human papillomavirus (HPV) is a major cause. It is thought wider use of the HPV and other vaccines could prevent hundreds of thousands of cancers.One of the report’s editors, Dr Bernard Stewart from the University of New South Wales in Australia, said prevention had a “crucial role in combating the tidal wave of cancer which we see coming across the world”.Dr Stewart said human behaviour was behind many cancers such as the sunbathe “until you’re cooked evenly on both sides” approach in his native Australia.He said it was not the role of the International Agency for Research on Cancer to dictate what should be done.But he added: “In relation to alcohol, for example, we’re all aware of the acute effects, whether it’s car accidents or assaults, but there’s a burden of disease that’s not talked about because it’s simply not recognised, specifically involving cancer.“The extent to which we modify the availability of alcohol, the labelling of alcohol, the promotion of alcohol and the price of alcohol – those things should be on the agenda.”He said there was a similar argument to be had with sugar fuelling obesity, which in turn affected cancer risk.Meanwhile, a survey of 2,046 people in the UK by the World Cancer Research Fund (WCRF) suggested 49% do not know that diet increases the risk of developing cancer.A third of people said cancer was mainly due to family history, but the charity said no more than 10% of cancers were down to inherited genes.Amanda McLean, general manager for the WCRF, said: “It’s very alarming to see that such a large number of people don’t know that there’s a lot they can do to significantly reduce their risk of getting cancer.For most countries, breast cancer is the most common cancer in women“In the UK, about a third of the most common cancers could be prevented through being a healthy weight, eating a healthy diet and being regularly physically active.“These results show that many people still seem to mistakenly accept their chances of getting cancer as a throw of the dice, but by making lifestyle changes today, we can help prevent cancer tomorrow.”It advises a diet packed with vegetables, fruit, and wholegrains; cutting down on alcohol and red meat; and junking processed meat completely.Annual figures include donations by private donors and governments for prevention and treatment. Spending by recipient countries not included. More than 90% of cancer funding is spent on anti-tobacco campaigns.Jean King, Cancer Research UK’s director of tobacco control, said: “The most shocking thing about this report’s prediction that 14 million cancer cases a year will rise to 22 million globally in the next 20 years is that up to half of all cases could be prevented.“People can cut their risk of cancer by making healthy lifestyle choices, but it’s important to remember that the government and society are also responsible for creating an environment that supports healthy lifestyles.“It’s clear that if we don’t act now to curb the number of people getting cancer, we will be at the heart of a global crisis in cancer care within the next two decades.”BBC News Tweet Sharelast_img read more

The Latest: FBS final rankings to be released on Dec. 20

first_imgCleveland Browns center and NFLPA president JC Tretter said he’ll push for daily testing for the COVID-19 virus during training camp while the NFL ramps up for the season.Tretter said Wednesday on a Zoom call that he’s been satisfied with the protocols agreed to by the league and players’ union. Tretter said those guidelines will need to continue to evolve and change as more is learned about the virus.Players are currently being tested each day, but that was supposed to change in two weeks to every other day if teams stayed below a certain percentage of positive cases. Tretter believes daily testing is necessary to avoid the “lag time” that has led to problems in Major League Baseball.Tretter has chosen to play this season while knowing he’s putting himself and his pregnant wife at risk. He’s currently staying in a hotel and not at home to minimize any chance of getting sick.___ The Latest: FBS final rankings to be released on Dec. 20 Eastern Kentucky kicker Landon White has quit the football team in a social media post that accuses the FCS program of being lax in coronavirus testing and following protocols.White says on Instagram that the team’s last test was July 6 and that symptomatic players were still in the building and around other teammates. The junior adds that meeting rooms have had “100+ players and staff crammed into it with zero space and no social distancing rules in sight.”The 6-foot-1, 192-pound White also says first-year Colonels coach Walt Wells knows and “does nothing,” adding that he only cares about EKU earning a big payout from West Virginia for playing in Morgantown on Sept. 12.Athletic director Matt Roan said in a statement the department is aware of White’s post. He says “egregiously or willfully ignoring safety guidelines” by staff or students will not be tolerated. Moan also says weekly testing will be done consistent with re-socialization requirements and anyone reporting symptoms will be tested, monitored and quarantined if necessary.___ Miami Marlins outfielder Matt Joyce, who missed all of summer camp with the coronavirus, says his antibodies tests have come back negative and he continues to observe protocols for COVID-19.“I’m like: ‘OK, I already had it. Do I really have to wear the mask all the time?’” Joyce said. “But I still want to be mindful and careful, because there’s still so much unknown.”Joyce said he had mild symptoms for six days, and he was frustrated that it took him a month to test negative for the virus. Eighteen of his teammates are now infected following a recent outbreak that halted the Marlins’ season for a week.“Hopefully they have a much better experience than I did with the testing results,” Joyce said.___ The College Football Playoff semifinals are still scheduled to be played Jan. 1 at the Rose Bowl in Pasadena, California, and the Sugar Bowl in New Orleans. The national championship game is set for Jan. 11 in Miami Gardens, Florida.___Indiana University anticipates having fans at football games this fall though it has not yet determined at what capacity. A final policy is expected in mid-August.Athletic director Scott Dolson says the expectation is to play in front of smaller crowds. The announcement came just hours after the Big Ten released its revised 10-game schedule and one day before the Hoosiers open fall practice. Dolson says the athletic department will continue to follow the advice of the school’s Athletics Medical Advisory Group as well as guidelines from state and local leaders, the CDC and university officials.One thing that already is clear: face coverings must be worn in and around Memorial Stadium. Wilson announced his decision Wednesday on Twitter. Allen Hurns made a similar announcement Tuesday.“It was a very tough choice,” Wilson wrote, “but since the day I started playing the game it’s always been Faith Family Football. Because of this crazy time I choose to put my family in the best situation I see fit.”Coach Brian Flores said he supported both players in their decisions.Wilson made four starts and had 43 receptions for 351 yards and one touchdown last season.___ The Detroit Lions have activated wide receiver Kenny Golladay from the reserve/COVID-19 list.The list was created for players who either test positive for COVID-19 or have been in close contact with an infected person. The Lions put Golladay on it last week.Golladay was Detroit’s leading receiver last season with 65 catches for 1,190 yards and 11 touchdowns.___Albert Wilson became the second Miami Dolphins player — and their second receiver — to opt out of playing this year because of the coronavirus. ___The Atlanta Falcons have activated linebacker Foye Oluokun, quarterback Danny Etling and rookie safety Jaylinn Hawkins from the team’s COVID-19 reserve list.They were among six players placed on the list in the early days of training camp.Defensive tackle Tyeler Davison, fullback Keith Smith and safety Jamal Carter have yet to be cleared to rejoin the team.Oluokun is expected to take over a full-time starting role this season, while Etling is in the mix to serve as the team’s third quarterback. Hawkins is a fourth-round pick out of California. ___Cleveland Browns guard Colby Gossett has opted out of the 2020 season, becoming the fourth player on the team — and third offensive lineman — to decide not play because of the coronavirus pandemic.Gossett qualifies for the high-risk opt-out agreed to by the NFLPA and will receive a $350,000 stipend for not playing. He was due to make $675,00 this season.He is the second Browns guard to opt out, following Drew Forbes. The team also will be without offensive tackle Drake Dorbeck and defensive tackle Andrew Billings.The Browns promoted Gossett from the practice squad late last season. His loss will hurt Cleveland’s depth and likely force general manager Andrew Berry to look for free agents. ___Michigan State defensive end Jacub Panasiuk says he’s redshirting this season because of concerns about COVID-19.Panasiuk said on his Twitter account that he intends to come back and finish his senior year at Michigan State.“Our country is facing difficult times with many unanswered questions regarding COVID-19,” Panasiuk said. “Unfortunately, with the uncertainty of the effects of COVID-19, I cannot risk my health and safety in order to play football this season.”Michigan State’s football team just finished a 14-day quarantine period based on testing that took place last month. Team activities resumed Wednesday, and practice is scheduled to start Friday. ___The South Carolina High School League has pushed back its start date for football practices and games.The governing body decided to delay workouts until Sept. 8, three weeks later than the previously planned start of Aug. 17.A seven-game schedule will start Sept. 25, according to the latest plan. The playoffs will conclude in December. Those teams that don’t make the playoffs will have the option of scheduling an extra game, as long as it happens before Nov. 20. High school stadiums will be limited to no more than 250 people in the stands with social distancing measures in place. Fans will also be required to wear a mask or face covering.___center_img Share This StoryFacebookTwitteremailPrintLinkedinRedditThe Latest on the effects of the coronavirus outbreak on sports around the world:___The College Football Playoff announced the selection committee’s final rankings, which determine the four teams that will play for the national championship, will be released Dec. 20. College Football’s version of selection Sunday was pushed back two weeks to accommodate the changing schedules of FBS conferences. All the conferences have either rescheduled their conference championship games for Dec. 19 or said that they might move them off their originally planned date of Dec. 5. In May, Rivers announced he would become the head coach at St. Michael Catholic High School in Fairhope, Alabama, when he retires. There, Rivers plans to coach his children — like his father did. He says the family has not decided yet whether the children would be home-schooled this fall.Rivers’ comment comes the same day two more Colts said they would not play this season, safety Rolan Milligan and cornerback Marvell Tell III. They joined linebacker Skai Moore, who announced his decision Tuesday.“These guys are family to us – we respect their decisions, personally support them, want them and their families to stay safe and healthy,” coach Frank Reich said. “We’ll maintain contact with all of them, but also understand their decision.”Noah Trister 5:16 PM@here August 5, 2020 Associated Press Louisville has paused workouts for men’s and women’s soccer, field hockey and volleyball after 29 members of those programs tested positive for COVID-19.The school said in a statement the positive tests and exposure were primarily traced to an off-campus party. Teammates and student-athletes from other sports were potentially exposed to the virus and remain quarantined due to contact tracing, the statement said.“We’ve talked about other schools, we’ve used those examples to educate,” athletic director Vince Tyra said in virtual news conference. “And unfortunately, we fell into the same trap here this past weekend.”Tyra also said the code of conduct within the teams, department and school are being stressed, and repeat violators could face disciplinary options up to dismissal.Suspension of activities began Monday. Team members who have not tested positive or been identified through contract tracing may be permitted to return to on-campus workouts on Aug. 10. The deadline for players opting out is Thursday at 4 p.m.___More AP sports: and Indiana also announced season-ticket holders can opt out of this season, donate ticket payments to the Varsity Club, apply the money toward 2021 tickets or receive a refund. Those options will also apply if games are postponed or canceled.Ticket holders who opt out or cancel a purchase will be given the opportunity to buy the same seats next without losing their status for consecutive years.___The Detroit Lions have put center Russell Bodine on the reserve/opt-out list.The Lions announced earlier Wednesday they had activated receiver Kenny Golladay off the reserve/COVID-19 list. ___The American Athletic Conference says it will keep its eight-game conference football schedule in place and allow its 11 schools to play up to four nonconference games.The AAC also announced it could move the date of its football championship game, scheduled for Dec. 5 at the home stadium of the top-seeded team, back to Dec. 12 or Dec. 19 if needed, due to COVID-19 disruptions.The conference championship game could also be moved to accommodate Navy’s annual game with Army, scheduled for Dec. 12. The conference said it hoped to make a determination on the date of the championship game no earlier than Nov. 1.The AAC has lost at least eight games against Power Five conference opponents that have altered schedules to play all or mostly within their league. More cancellations could come. The conference is allowing its members to find replacement games if possible. Conference play begins Sept. 19 as previously planned. Bodine played 10 games last season for the Buffalo Bills. Prior to that, he spent four seasons with the Cincinnati Bengals.___New Indianapolis Colts quarterback Philip Rivers says he never considered opting out of this season because it probably would have ended his career.The 38-year-old, eight-time Pro Bowler signed a one-year, $25 million contract in March with Indy after spending his first 16 seasons with the San Diego and Los Angeles Chargers.“Obviously, you try to be smart. I think that’s really kind of where we are from a family standpoint,” said Rivers, who has nine children. “But deciding not to play, we never got there. I also think making that decision, for me, would have been making the decision to be done and I’m not there yet.”last_img read more

‘I Can’t imagine La Liga without Barcelona’

first_imgReal Madrid President Florentino Perez insists he cannot imagine “Spain without Catalonia nor La Liga without Barcelona” but has admitted concern at the political crisis sweeping Spain amid Catalonia’s drive for independence.“There are hypotheticals that I do not consider. I am not considering a Spain without Catalonia nor La Liga without Barcelona,” the Real president for nearly 15 years over two spells told online newspaper El Espanol on Wednesday.“Obviously it worries me like everyone else, but I can offer little assistance.“I trust the government and the parties that back the constitution that have united to solve the problem in the best possible way.” Spain has been shrouded in uncertainty since an independence referendum called by pro-separatist parties — and deemed illegal by the Spanish government — on October 1 was marred by a violent crackdown on people trying to vote.Barcelona is the capital of Catalonia, and the Barcelona Football Club has backed the region’s right to self-determination, but stopped short of supporting independence.La Liga President Javier Tebas announced on Tuesday that he has delayed putting future international TV rights out to tender due to the uncertainty.According to Tebas, the TV rights are likely to lose 20 to 25 percent of their value should Barca leave La Liga.However, Barca has stressed its desire to remain in the Spanish league.Real Madrid coach Zinedine Zidane has also expressed his wish for La Liga not to lose the world-famous Real-Barca rivalry.El Clasico clashes between the two are routinely the most watched matches around the world, attracting a reported audience of 650 million.Share this:FacebookRedditTwitterPrintPinterestEmailWhatsAppSkypeLinkedInTumblrPocketTelegramlast_img read more

Okwaraji: 30 Unforgettable Years Down the Line

first_imgLate Samuel Sochukuma Okwaraji The result of the match, a 1-0 win for Nigeria, has certainly gone into oblivion. But the other sad events keep memories to linger on.Not only did Okwaraji die, five other fans, also died of exhaustion and suffocation in a tightly packed arena that was being reopened for matches after two years closure.It was also the first time Okwaraji played at the National Stadium and was the last time he lived.According to autopsy report, Okwaraji’s death was due to complications of hypertrophic cardiomyopathy: an enlarged heart complicated by high blood pressure.His sudden death was similar to that of Cameroon’s Marc-Vivien Foe who slumped during a FIFA Confederation Cup match in France in 2003.In the case of Okwaraji, his death was bizarre. As the drab match progressed, an Angolan player slumped. Medical personnel rushed to administer treatment. It was barely 10 minutes to the end of the match.As attention focused on the injured Angolan player, and while some fans that had fainted by the sidelines were being attended to, dreadlocks haired Okwaraji suddenly slumped, face down. Few people would have thought it was mere exhaustion.The nearest player to him, Samson Siasia, rushed to the prostrate form and tried him to face up but it was in vain. What Siasia saw frightened him. It was the first clear sign that someone terrible had happened to this Nigerian player with a Ph.D in Law in sight.In tribute to this uncommon Patriot who died in the service to fatherland, several promises were made to the Okwaraji family. Employment and sundry welfare packages were pledged to Okwaraji’s mother and siblings. Majority of these promises remain empty air!But even as these promises remain unfulfilled, ardent Nigerian football fans who were of age at the time of Okwaraji’s exploits with Eagles will never forget him. He remains an icon and an inspiration to generations yet unborn.His bust in front of the National Stadium in Lagos remains a reminder to Nigeria the debt we owe this uncommon Patriot who dared his club in Europe to serve fatherland at no cost.There have been other ways to immortalized him butr Earlier this year, on the occasion of his 55thposthumous birthday, search engine giants, Google, on Sunday May 19, 2019 honoured him Google Doodle.The Google Doodle is used on the search engine home page for different seasons or special days such as birthdays of famous people.Share this:FacebookRedditTwitterPrintPinterestEmailWhatsAppSkypeLinkedInTumblrPocketTelegram Duro IkhazuagbeToday marks the 30th year anniversary of the death of Nigerian football midfield maestro; Samuel Sochukuma Okwaraji on the turf of the National Stadium in Lagos.Okwaraji, 25, slumped and died during Nigeria’s Italia ’90 World Cup qualifying match with Angola.last_img read more

Men’s hockey: Wisconsin swept at home by No. 3 Ohio State

first_imgDespite a valiant effort against the visiting No. 3 The Ohio State Buckeyes (19-5-4, 12-3-3-2 Big Ten), the University of Wisconsin men’s hockey team (9-14-5, 5-8-5-2) was swept at the Kohl Center over the weekend. A Friday night overtime thriller saw the Buckeyes emerge victorious with a 2–1 win. The loss seemingly crushed the Badgers confidence in advance of Saturday’s matchup as they were thoroughly outplayed in a 4–1 loss. The first matchup was a bruiser. Both teams came out slow and methodical to open the first period and were unable to find any offensive rhythm. Out of frustration, things got chippy. In the first period alone there were two major penalties for game misconduct. But both teams made it out of the first period unscathed with the score tied at zero. UW freshman goalkeeping sensation Daniel Lebedeff continued his run of great performances with a string of beautiful saves in the first period. He finished the game with 24 saves.Men’s basketball: No. 19 Wisconsin comes up short as No. 7 Michigan wins 61–52 in Ann ArborThe No. 19 University of Wisconsin men’s basketball team (17-7, 9-4 Big Ten) fell to the No. 7 Michigan Wolverines Read…The struggle to establish offensive flow continued into the second period, but things picked up quickly when freshman forward Mick Messner netted his sixth goal of the season just over two minutes into the period. The goal stunned the Buckeyes, who then dominated the possession battle but could not muster a goal. Wisconsin went into the final period up 1–0 with a legitimate chance at upsetting one of the best teams in the country. But just 2:22 into the third period, the same exact time as Messner’s goal in the second, Buckeye forward John Wiitala capitalized on an Ohio State power play and ripped a goal past Lebedeff from the high slot. Regulation ended with each team seeing opportunities at the net, but neither able to hit a game-winner, which meant free hockey in Madison.Ohio State controlled the puck for the majority of the overtime period. They peppered Lebedeff left and right, but the Finnish-born goalie held firm until Ohio State defenseman Matt Miller backhanded in a goal with just 9.5 seconds remaining to steal a victory for the Buckeyes. Head Coach Tony Granato was visibly frustrated with yet another heartbreaking loss for the Badgers after the game. “It’s been pretty consistent. We’ve been in lots of positions to win games and close games out and we haven’t been able to do it,” Granato said after the game. “We’re not good enough yet to be able to do that.”Despite another tough loss, UW was forced to clear their heads ahead of Saturday night’s game.Prior to the game, Wisconsin women’s hockey head coach and Badger legend Mark Johnson became the first UW men’s hockey player to have his jersey raised into the Kohl Center rafters.Johnson’s jersey retirement made for a magical night. In front of a sold out Kohl Center, the former Badger who played a critical role in the 1980 US Olympic Team’s “Miracle on Ice,” was honored in a heartwarming ceremony. In addition to his own personal accomplishments on the ice, Johnson has transformed the Wisconsin women’s program into an NCAA dynasty, leading them to four national championships and eleven Frozen Four appearances so far in his coaching tenure. Johnson’s No. 10 will now hang in the Kohl Center rafters right where it belongs.Despite the pre-game festivities, Wisconsin came out flat. Looking more deserving of their No. 3 ranking, Ohio State took the lead on a breakaway score from Dakota Johnson in the middle of the period.Men’s hockey: Badgers earn two points in shot-filled series against Michigan StateThe University of Wisconsin men’s hockey team (9-12-5, 5-6-5-2 Big Ten) had a subpar outing this weekend in East Lansing, Read…The Buckeyes headed into the second period oozing with confidence and all the momentum from the one-goal lead, and they didn’t stop there. With just over six minutes gone in the period, Ohio State got a sensational goal from Tommy Parran when he sniped one in off the bar. Not too long after, the Buckeyes took a 3–0 lead on an easy rebound goal from Buckeye forward Miguel Fidler.From there, the Buckeyes shifted their focus to defense, firing only one shot in the entire third period. The Badgers were able to find the back of the net when Seamus Malone split Buckeye goalie legs to give the Badgers a glimpse of hope. Wisconsin conceded an open-net goal in the final seconds resulting in a final score of 4–1.Wisconsin will head to South Bend, Indiana Friday to take on the No. 14 Notre Dame Fighting Irish in what will be another crucial game for the Badgers’ hopes of an end-of-season turnaround.last_img read more

Men’s basketball secures commitment from top recruit

first_imgAfter a corruption scandal rocked the USC men’s basketball team, Andy Enfield lost a commitment from top recruit J’Raan Books. He gained a commitment from Elijah Weaver. Photo by Matt Karatsu | Daily TrojanThe men’s basketball program picked up a commitment from Florida recruit Elijah Weaver, a four-star point guard from Oldsmar Christian High School, late Monday afternoon.Weaver announced his decision to take his talents to Southern California after whittling down his final choices to Ohio State, Oklahoma State and Florida. “I just trust their coaching staff,” Weaver said to “Their player development is second to none. They are all point guards on the staff and some that went to the league, and they can develop me.”Weaver, a pure point guard who won a state title in Florida earlier this year, joins an already-loaded 2018 recruiting class that sports the likes of fellow ESPN 100 stars Taeshon Cherry and Kevin Porter. The decision to come to USC surprised many not only because the guard snubbed his local Florida Gators, but also because Weaver elected to commit to USC in the wake of the FBI scandal involving USC assistant coach Tony Bland and the recent decommitment by former Trojan recruit J’Raan Brooks.“I’m trusting their program, and I know they didn’t do anything crazy that will cost them sanctions or penalties,” Weaver said. “I talk to [head coach Andy Enfield] all the time, and he reassured me that there’s nothing serious that’s going to happen to them so that’s why I went ahead and committed.”Weaver, fielding offers from top-flight programs such as Butler, Maryland, Villanova and UCLA, announced his final four schools on Aug. 30 before finally choosing USC nearly a month and a half later.Along with citing his relationship with Enfield, Weaver explained in his announcement that his long-standing association with current assistant coach Chris Capko started during Capko’s time on staff at Florida International.“Coach Capko and coach Enfield — it was a mixture of them both,” Weaver said. “Coach Capko I’ve known a long time. He recruited me when he was at FIU. He was recruiting me since I was in the 10th grade, and our relationship has just been growing ever since.”Ranked as the 42nd-best player and 10th-best point guard in the 2018 class by ESPN, Weaver will join a backcourt that features sophomore Jonah Matthews, junior Devin Fleming, sophomore De’Anthony Melton, redshirt sophomore Derryck Thornton, redshirt junior Shaqquan Aaron and true freshman Jordan Usher. At 6-foot-5 and 195 pounds, Weaver brings size and strength to a USC lineup that already features another powerful, Southeast-bred guard in Usher. Regardless of Weaver’s future role in the Trojan lineup, his commitment signifies a positive trend for a USC basketball program rocked by the Bland scandal and loss of one top-50 recruit.Now that Weaver is solidly in USC’s hands, Enfield could use this commitment as leverage to land other 2018 recruits currently on the fence about coming to USC. Four-star power forward and 62nd-ranked recruit Kamaka Hepa is currently weighing his options between USC, Gonzaga, Texas and Arizona. Four-star shooting guard Khavon Moore and four-star power forward Emmitt Williams are reportedly considering USC as an option, they but have not yet made their decision regarding their top choices.With former Bishop Gorman star freshman guard Charles O’Bannon Jr. currently playing in a Trojan uniform, there is a chance that O’Bannon could help lure three-star small forward Jamal Bey. Ranked as the third-best player in Nevada, the Bishop Gorman star is deciding between offers from Arizona State, Nevada, San Diego State and UNLV.With top recruits likely to announce their decisions before high school basketball season starts, Trojan fans are on the lookout for a potential late USC signing.last_img read more

AL-best A’s win 3-1 in another victory by Fiers over Rangers

first_img Oakland Athletics right-hander Mike Fiers allowed only an unearned run over six innings while getting his team yet another win over the Texas Rangers, 3-1 on Wednesday night.Fiers (4-1) struck out seven and scattered three hits in his six innings. He is 6-0 with a 3.18 ERA in his last nine starts against Texas, with his team winning every one of those games — the first two for the Detroit Tigers in 2018 before he was traded to the A’s late that season.Oakland has the American League’s best record at 22-10, including a 19-6 mark record in August for its most wins in any month since also winning 19 in September 2013. Texas has lost 10 of its last 11 games.The A’s didn’t have a hit until Stephen Piscotty’s one-out RBI single in the sixth inning that tied the game at 1-1, right after young Texas lefty Kolby Allard (0-3) walked the previous two batters. Allard then issued another walk to load the bases before reliever Luis Garcia’s wild pitch allowed the go-ahead run.The last time Texas lost more consecutive games started by an individual pitcher was 12 in a row by Bartolo Colon from August 2003 until May 2007, for the Chicago White Sox and the Los Angeles Angels.Former Rangers relievers Joakim Soria and Jake Diekman each had a scoreless inning before Liam Hendricks worked a perfect ninth for his 10th save in 11 chances. Diekman has not allowed a run in his first 12 appearances, and Hendricks has converted 10 consecutive save chances.Oakland had three consecutive singles to start the seventh against Jonathan Hernandez, who then hit Robbie Grossman with a pitch to force in a run. Nick Goody, activated from the injured list Wednesday after missing 12 games because of back spasms, struck out the next three batters.The only Texas run came on catcher Sean Murphy’s throwing error on a double steal with two outs in the third that allowed both runners to take an extra base.Allard, the youngest Rangers pitcher after turning 23 earlier this month, struck out five and walked four in his fifth start since taking over the rotation spot of injured two-time AL Cy Young winner Corey Kluber.TRAINER’S ROOMAthletics: 3B Matt Chapman didn’t start a night after getting hit by a pitch off the ear flap of his batting helmet, but entered the game as a defense replacement in the eighth inning. Manager Bob Melvin said during pregame that Chapman had a headache after Tuesday night’s game, and felt better Wednesday before the headache returned after he hit in the batting cage.Rangers: 2B Rougned Odor missed his second game in a row with an infection in his right eye that manager Chris Woodward called “pretty significant.” … Shin-Soo Choo was back in the lineup after missing six games with calf and oblique issues.UP NEXTRight-hander Chris Bassitt (2-1, 2.97) pitches the finale of the four-game series for the Athletics. Rangers starter Jordan Lyles (1-3, 9.25) gave up eight runs in four innings Saturday at Seattle, and his 26 runs allowed are the second-most in the majors.Image credits: AP First Published: 27th August, 2020 08:59 IST COMMENT FOLLOW US Written By SUBSCRIBE TO UScenter_img WATCH US LIVE Last Updated: 27th August, 2020 08:59 IST AL-best A’s Win 3-1 In Another Victory By Fiers Over Rangers Oakland Athletics right-hander Mike Fiers allowed only an unearned run over six innings while getting his team yet another win over the Texas Rangers, 3-1 on Wednesday night LIVE TV Associated Press Television News last_img read more

Yankees muscle up on Dodgers, Clayton Kershaw in win at Dodger Stadium

first_imgPreviousNew York Yankees’ Mike Ford celebrates as he rounds first after hitting a solo home run during the sixth inning of a baseball game against the New York Yankees Sunday, Aug. 25, 2019, in Los Angeles. (AP Photo/Mark J. Terrill)New York Yankees’ Mike Ford hits an RBI double thrown from Los Angeles Dodgers relief pitcher Pedro Baez as catcher Austin Barnes, right, and home plate umpire Bill Welke watch during the eighth inning of a baseball game Sunday, Aug. 25, 2019, in Los Angeles. (AP Photo/Mark J. Terrill) SoundThe gallery will resume insecondsNew York Yankees’ Mike Ford hits a solo home run during the sixth inning of a baseball game against the Los Angeles Dodgers Sunday, Aug. 25, 2019, in Los Angeles. (AP Photo/Mark J. Terrill)New York Yankees’ Aaron Judge, left, runs to first as he hits a solo home run as Los Angeles Dodgers starting pitcher Clayton Kershaw watches during the third inning of a baseball game Sunday, Aug. 25, 2019, in Los Angeles. (AP Photo/Mark J. Terrill)New York Yankees’ Mike Ford celebrates as he rounds first after hitting a solo home run during the sixth inning of a baseball game against the New York Yankees Sunday, Aug. 25, 2019, in Los Angeles. (AP Photo/Mark J. Terrill)NextShow Caption1 of 4New York Yankees’ Mike Ford celebrates as he rounds first after hitting a solo home run during the sixth inning of a baseball game against the New York Yankees Sunday, Aug. 25, 2019, in Los Angeles. (AP Photo/Mark J. Terrill)ExpandLOS ANGELES — Clayton Kershaw allowed four hits in seven innings Sunday. On another day, against another team, that would be enough to end the Dodgers’ weekend on a high note.Sunday, it called attention to the peculiar brand of baseball carrying the Yankees in 2019. Three of those four hits cleared the outfield fence in the Dodgers’ 5-1 loss.DJ LeMahieu hit Kershaw’s third pitch of the game, a belt-high teardrop of a curveball, 409 feet to left-center field for a home run.Not to be outdone, Joc Pederson began the bottom of the first inning by hitting a Domingo German fastball halfway up the right-field bleachers. One batter – one pitch – into the game, the Dodgers’ offense had exhausted its output. Dodgers’ Max Muncy trying to work his way out of slow start New York scored 16 runs in the three-game series, all but four as a result of home runs. Judge hit three by himself, one in each game. In a possible World Series preview featuring the best team in each league, the Yankees (85-47) took two of three from the Dodgers (86-45).“It was good to put eyes on them,” Dodgers manager Dave Roberts said. “I like the way they play the game. They definitely mirror our club. They’ve got a nice mix of youth and veterans. … It’s a fun team to compete against and they got the best of us this series.”German (17-3) has started 36 games in his young career, all in the American League. The Dodgers were an unfamiliar opponent, and it showed. The 27-year-old right-hander allowed five hits, walked two batters and struck out five. The Dodgers went 0-for-7 with runners in scoring position and left six runners on base.Moreover, their patented patience seemed to run out. German and four relievers needed 121 pitches to complete the win. No team has thrown fewer pitches in a nine-inning win against the Dodgers this season.“He was mixing it up pretty good,” Dodgers second baseman Max Muncy said of German. “He wasn’t missing over the plate. He was hitting his corners really well. He didn’t miss enough to be walking us. He was close enough that he got a couple chases. He was pitching really well. Once the shadows started creeping he was even better.”Cody Bellinger went 0 for 3 Sunday, and finished the three-game series 1 for 10 with six strikeouts. Corey Seager went 0 for 6. Matt Beaty went 0 for 5. Will Smith went 1 for 8 with five strikeouts, including the game-ending punchout Sunday against Aroldis Chapman.“They have a good staff over there, both their starters and bullpen,” Muncy said. “American League pitching is different from National League pitching. That’s how it’s always been. They adjusted to us better than we adjusted to them. That was kind of the bottom line.”Related Articles The highlight for the Dodgers was Kershaw (13-3), who extended his remarkable streak of 6-inning starts to begin the season to 23.The 31-year-old left-hander did not walk a batter in seven innings and struck out 12. His slider was particularly effective. The pitch elicited only one hit, a single, compared to 11 swings and misses. By contrast, his curveball resulted in two home runs. According to Inside Edge, only one other team this decade has hit two home runs in one game off Kershaw curveballs.“I’ve always said solo home runs won’t beat you,” Kershaw said, “but three probably will.”When Kershaw was removed the Dodgers were still within striking distance, down 3-1.Pedro Baez entered the game in the eighth inning and was uncharacteristically hittable. LeMahieu singled and scored on a double by Ford. Left-hander Adam Kolarek pitched the ninth inning. Brett Gardner greeted him with a single, went to third base on an errant pickoff throw, and scored on a single by Gio Urshela.The announced crowd of 53,828 marked the Dodgers’ 25th sellout of the season. The environment evoked memories of Octobers past, to say nothing of an interleague matchup between the Yankees and Dodgers.Muncy conceded that ignoring the possibility of a postseason preview requires effort.“The atmosphere was very wild. It was loud,” Muncy said. “The 4 o’clock start definitely felt a little bit like the postseason. We’re not trying to look ahead, but at the same time maybe it was good to get our first shadow game. They’re a little bit difficult.” Cody Bellinger homer gives Dodgers their first walkoff win of season How Dodgers pitcher Ross Stripling topped the baseball podcast empire center_img Dodgers hit seven home runs, sweep Colorado Rockies Newsroom GuidelinesNews TipsContact UsReport an Error Fire danger is on Dave Roberts’ mind as Dodgers head to San Francisco The game was still tied 1-1 when Aaron Judge smoked another hanging curveball out of the park to right-center.Finally, Mike Ford unloaded on a Kershaw fastball in the sixth inning, giving the Yankees a 3-1 lead. Ford was only in the game because Kershaw hit Didi Gregorius on the right shoulder with a fastball in the first inning; the knighted Dutchman left to get his shoulder x-rayed.Eliminating the opponent’s number-3 hitter did nothing to eliminate the possibility of a baseball leaving the yard Sunday. It merely set the stage for an unsung hero.“I made four mistakes and three of them went over the fence,” Kershaw said. “That’s no fun.”Six days remain in August, yet the Yankees have already broken the record for most home runs by one team in a single month, with 61. They have hit 241 home runs this season. With an iota of luck, they will exceed the single-season record for home runs (267) that they set only one year ago.last_img read more

Combate Hidalgo: Ricky Palacios vs. Cooper Gibson fight date, price, how to watch, live stream

first_imgPalacios (11-1) has been on a tear, winning eight consecutive fights. Most recently, “El Gallero” fought on the Golden Boy MMA card promoted by Oscar de la Hoya in November and ran through veteran Walel Watson in just under four minutes. Join DAZN and watch Combate Hidalgo: Palacios vs. Cooper on June 21After losing his debut bout in February 2010, Gibson (9-2) reeled off seven straight victories, with five of those coming by way of stoppage. When Henry Corrales snapped the winning streak in July 2013, Gibson took a four-and-half year layoff from the sport. The 29-year-old Gibson returned in January 2018 for Bellator and submitted Andrew Lazo in the first round. Gibson won again in August, defeating Samuel Alvarez by unanimous decision.Palacios and Gibson is an exciting headliner, with both guys looking to put on a show and continue their momentum. The winner puts themselves in prime position for a championship opportunity. Here is everything you need to know about Combate Hidalgo.How to watch Combate HidalgoCombate Hidalgo  is available on DAZN , the global live-sports streaming service, as well as Univision.A new subscriber to DAZN can sign up for a monthly subscription or annual pass to watch the fight. The annual pass — which includes access to all of DAZN’s live events, as well as highlights, replays, behind-the-scenes features, original shows and live reports — is $99.99, which averages out to a little over $8 a month. For those who want a monthly-plan instead of the longer-term value, fight fans can sign up for a monthly option for $19.99.For current subscribers, the fight is already included as part of your plan. DAZN is available on a variety of platforms, including Roku, Apple TV, Google Chromecast, iOS, Android, Xbox One, Playstation 4 and Playstation 3, as well as Chrome, Firefox, Internet Explorer and Safari browsers  via .What time does Combate Hidalgo start?The eight-fight prelims are slated to get underway at 9 p.m. ET, with the main card kicking off closer to midnight.Combate Hidalgo fight cardMain cardRicky Palacios vs. Cooper Gibson; BantamweightAlejandro Martinez vs. Enrique Gonzalez; Catchweight (150 pounds)Preliminary cardCee Jay Hamilton vs. David Fuentes; BantamweightJuan Gonzalez vs. Elias Rodriguez’ LightweightPaulina Vargas vs. Desiree Yanez; Women’s StrawweightRaymond Banda vs. Edmilson Freitas; LightweightEduardo Bustillos vs. Jose Flores; LightweightCarlos Martinez vs. Elias Urbina; MiddleweightRoy Sarabia vs. Issac Matamoros; Featherweight Combate Americas returns with their next offering on Friday, June 21, when Combate Hidalgo takes place from State Farm Arena in Hidalgo, Texas, live and exclusively on DAZN.The main event of the show features a pair of fighters making their 2019 debuts, as Ricky Palacios takes on Cooper Gibson in bantamweight action.last_img read more

Democrats in legislature seek probe of DHS chief’s departure

first_imgDES MOINES — Democratic lawmakers in the Iowa House and Senate are calling for an investigation of why Republican Governor Kim Reynolds asked a former state agency director to resign. Former Iowa Department of Human Services director Jerry Foxhoven told a reporter for Pitchfork — an online magazine — that he got a troubling request from the governor’s staff.“Her staff staff asked me to do something that I thought was illegal and I wouldn’t do it and so they said, ‘O.K., well then you need to go,’” Foxhoven told the magazine.Foxhoven declined to say what he had been asked to do.“I was concerned about the legality of what they asked. I was concerned and said I wouldn’t do it without a legal opinion,” Foxhoven told Pitchfork’s reporter. “…They terminated me before I could get that opinion.”A spokesman for Governor Reynolds said Foxhoven “never raised a concern like that” to the governor’s staff and they “have no idea what Foxhoven is referring to.” Reynolds has said there were “a lot of factors” that went into her decision to ask Foxhoven to resign.Democrats in the legislature say Reynolds is violating a state law passed two years ago that requires officials to publicly reveal the reasons for firing a state employee. Republicans hold a majority of seats in the legislature, so any review would have to be initiated by Republicans — and so far none of Reynolds’ fellow Republicans have called for an investigation.last_img read more