Top-two water polo teams battle for bragging rights

first_imgThe top-two women’s water polo teams in the country will face off on Saturday when No. 1 USC hosts No. 2 UCLA in the second meeting this season of the crosstown rivals.This will be the third time the Women of Troy have faced the Bruins, first beating UCLA in February during the Triton Invitational Championship game. USC won the title with an 8-6 victory.USC and UCLA faced off in another title match during the championship game of the UCI Invitational in late February. The Trojans came out with a 10-7 win.“Even though we’ve already defeated UCLA earlier in the season, we need to focus on our game and play hard on offense and stop them on defense,” sophomore goalie Victoria Chamorro said.USC has been handling teams on the defensive side of the game, allowing a MPSF-leading 4.53 goals per game. Chamorro returns as an All-American from last year and is averaging 7.2 saves in her 30 periods of play.The other standout goalie for the Women of Troy is freshman Amanda Longan who is averaging 8.7 saves during her 32 periods in the net.USC’s own offensive prowess has allowed them to put up double-digit goals in 11 of their games so far this season. The Women of Troy (17-0, 3-0 MPSF) are second in the conference in goals scored with 12.59 goals per game and have outscored their opponents 214-77 over the course of the season.The leading goal-scorer for USC is junior driver Stephania Haralabidis with 46 goals — a number good enough to put her at No. 9 on the all-time goals scored list with 160 in her career. Just behind her is her sister, junior driver Ioanna Haralabidis who has scored 31 goals during the season.“Next week we want to focus on recognizing our opportunities on offense and forcing more turnovers on defense,” Stephania Haralibidis said. “We need to keep our intensity high.”The emphasis for USC will be on stopping UCLA’s high-powered offense. The Bruins (20-2, 3-0 MPSF) won their three games last weekend by a combined score of 61-11. Other than their two losses to USC, the Bruins have yet to lose a game this season. UCLA top-two goal scorers have each found the back of the net 32 times this season.“We need to be patient. It’s important that we take our time and watch the goalie so we can convert as many opportunities as possible,” sophomore utility Hayley McKelvey said. “We also really need to play hard on defense.”The two wins this season for USC snapped a losing streak of five games to UCLA including last year’s 7-9 loss in the MPSF tournament semifinals. UCLA owns the all-time record though with a 49-24 advantage over the Trojans. The rivalry game will begin at 1 p.m. on Saturday at the Uytengsu Aquatic Center.The Women of Troy won’t stop there though. Following their game against UCLA, USC has a non-conference game with Redlands slated to begin at 2:30 p.m. The Bulldogs (5-20) recently suffered a 5-20 loss against UCLA. USC holds an 8-1 record all-time against Redlands with the most recent game being a 31-0 win last year.last_img read more

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J.J. Redick believes Jamal Crawford will break out of his shooting slump

first_img Newsroom GuidelinesNews TipsContact UsReport an Error “Yeah, I mean, I do feel for him,” Redick said. “Everybody goes through slumps, mini slumps, bad-shooting nights. It happens. He’s a guy who’s a shot-maker, so I expect him to bounce back.”Redick had some advice for Crawford, who averaged 18.6 points during the season.“I think you take the shots within the concept of what the team’s trying to do,” Redick said. “And if he does that and they’re good shots, he’s going to make them and he’ll get things turned around.”Jordan third in defensive votingAlthough Clippers coach Doc Rivers doesn’t agree with it, center DeAndre Jordan finished third in voting for the Defensive Player of the Year award, the NBA announced Monday. Joakim Noah of the Bulls was first with 555 points and 100 out of a possible 125 first-place votes, Roy Hibbert of Indiana was second with 166 points and eight first-place votes, with Jordan getting 121 points and eight first-place votes.“I thought he should have won,” Rivers said.A panel of sportswriters and broadcasters were the voters.Rivers was asked ahead of Monday’s tip-off how much better Jordan got as the season progressed.“Well, just tremendous, but he started out pretty good, I will say that,” Rivers said. “The other night (in Game 1) you saw it, how effective he can be. I just think that as the year goes on you get more and more comfortable doing it.“And then playing your role and buying into it. I think he realized there is a lot of success you can have with that. I also think he realizes how much of an impact he has on our team. He’s important.”Jordan averaged a league-high 13.6 rebounds. He was third in blocks with a 2.48 average. He had 11 points, 14 rebounds and five blocks in the Clippers’ loss on Saturday.Paul: hamstring OKClippers guard Chris Paul described his right hamstring that he injured in the Clippers’ Game 1 loss on Saturday as “OK” after receiving treatment. But how much concern does Rivers have?“I don’t know,” Rivers said. “I don’t talk about that.”Meanwhile, Rivers conceded that Redick hasn’t fully recovered from a bulging disk in his back, an injury that sidelined him for 25 games this season.“He’s feeling better than what he did, but there’s going to be no 100 percent for him this year, “ Rivers said. “We’re prepared for it if he has to miss a game.”Rivers conceded Redick, who returned on April 3, “was close” to sitting out the rest of the season.“I was getting myself comfortable with that idea,” Rivers said. “Then all of a sudden, he decided, ‘I’m going to go play. If we have to do something this summer, we’ll do something this summer. But I’m going to play.’”center_img Before Saturday’s series opener against the Golden State Warriors, Clippers coach Doc Rivers talked about how imperative it is that super sixth-man Jamal Crawford finds his shooting stroke.Crawford, who has missed several games over the past seven weeks because of a strained left calf muscle, then went out and made just 2 of 11 shots from the field in the Clippers’ 109-105 loss to the Warriors.In his final three games of the regular season, Crawford shot 3 of 8, 3 of 9 and 10 of 25. Which means he is in a bonafide shooting slump.As a prolific shooter in his own right, guard J.J. Redick knows what Crawford is going through.last_img read more

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English Premier League Reviews

first_imgASTON VILLA 2NORWICH CITY 0GOALS:- VILLA: LESCOTT 45th; AGBONLAHOR 51st.Aston Villa claimed only their third win of the season in the Barclays Premier League but remain rooted to the foot of the table, eight points from safety. Joleon Lescott’s headed goal at the end of a dire first half was Villa’s first attempt on target. But Gabriel Agbonlahor doubled the lead after the break to send Norwich into the relegation zone.LIVERPOOL 2SUNDERLAND 2GOALS:- LIVERPOOL: FIRMINO 59th; LALLANA 77th. SUNDERLAND: JOHNSON 82nd; DEFOE 89th.Liverpool lost a two-goal lead after thousands of home fans walked out of Anfield in protest over an increase in ticket prices. The Reds led through goals by Roberto Firmino and Adam Lallana. An estimated 10,000 fans were still leaving when Adam Johnson replied for struggling Sunderland and then Jermain Defoe stole an 89th-minute equaliser.MANCHESTER CITY 1 LEICESTER CITY 3GOALS:- MAN CITY: AG¸ERO 87th. LEICESTER: HUTH 3rd, 60th; MAHREZ 48th.Leicester moved six points clear of rivals Manchester City at the top of the Barclays Premier League and five ahead of second-placed Tottenham with a shock win at the Etihad Stadium. Robert Huth scored the first of two goals early on before Riyad Mahrez added a second. Huth’s second put Leicester in charge and they held on, despite Sergio Ag¸ero late reply.NEWCASTLE UNITED 1 WEST BROMWICH ALBION 0GOAL:- NEWCASTLE: MITROVIC 32nd.Newcastle United claimed a timely and valuable victory to move out of the bottom three. Aleksandar Mitrovic scored the only goal in the 32nd minute, when he slotted in from inside the area. Newcastle also went close through Andros Townsend, whose shot hit the post, while Ben Foster denied Mitrovic.SOUTHAMPTON 1WEST HAM UNITED 0GOAL:- SOUTHAMPTON: YOSHIDA 9th.Southampton earned their fourth win in five Barclays Premier League games, despite a third red card of the season for Victor Wanyama. Saints took the lead when Maya Yoshida converted Sadio Mane’s cross. Wanyama received a straight red from referee Mark Clattenburg for diving in on West Ham midfielder Dimitri Payet. The hosts survived a late scare when defender Cedric sliced a clearance narrowly past his own post.STOKE CITY 0 EVERTON 3GOALS:- EVERTON: LUKAKU PEN 11th; COLEMAN 28th; LENNON 42nd.Everton’s revival continued when they moved up to seventh after beating Stoke, who suffered a third successive Barclays Premier League defeat. Romelu Lukaku put the visitors in front with a penalty after keeper Jack Butland had brought down Tom Cleverley. Seamus Coleman headed in a Cleverley corner and Aaron Lennon intercepted a pass before slotting in as Everton went 3-0 up at the break.SWANSEA 1CRYSTAL PALACE 1GOALS:- SWANSEA: SIGURDSSON 13th. PALACE: DANN 47th.Crystal Palace ended a run of five straight defeats, thanks to Scott Dann’s fifth goal of the season as Swansea slipped to four points above the Premier League relegation zone. Gylfi Sigurdsson’s fine free kick gave Swansea a well-earned half-time lead. Palace equalised soon after the restart with Dann’s close-range finish from a corner.TOTTENHAM HOTSPUR 1 WATFORD 0GOAL:- SPURS: TRIPPIER 64th.Tottenham Hotspur moved into second place in the Barclays Premier League table on Saturday as Kieran Trippier’s first goal for the club completed a dominant win over Watford. The former Burnley full back tapped in substitute Dele Alli’s fine low cross. Spurs were denied more goals by former keeper Heurelho Gomes.last_img read more

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Sharks’ Joe Pavelski not playing, but still helping

first_imgCLICK HERE if you are having a problem viewing the photos on a mobile deviceSAN JOSE — It’s unclear when captain Joe Pavelski might be able to return to the Sharks lineup. Coach Pete DeBoer said Monday, though, that Pavelski has made contributions in other ways.Pavelski has been out since the third period Game 7 of the Sharks’ first round series against the Vegas Golden Knights. But DeBoer said Pavelski has been able to help him by giving a player’s perspective on games and also with line …last_img

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Lick Your Wounds

first_imgSaliva contains a powerful anti-infection protein, say scientists from the Netherlands.  Science Daily reported that if this compound could be mass-produced, it offers hope for those with diseases, burns and injuries prone to infection.    Saliva is a complex concoction with many kinds of molecules.  With controlled experiments, the researchers were able to identify histatin as the effective ingredient in promoting healing of wounds.    The editor of the journal in which the results were published explained the significance of this finding.  “This study not only answers the biological question of why animals lick their wounds, it also explains why wounds in the mouth, like those of a tooth extraction, heal much faster than comparable wounds of the skin and bone,” he said.  “It also directs us to begin looking at saliva as a source for new drugs.”    A search on histatin revealed a paper in 2001 published in Infection and Immunity that also attributed antifungal and antibacterial properties to histatin-5, one of a family of polypeptides produced in the parotid and submaxillary glands.  “Like other salivary proteins, histatin 5 appears to be multifunctional,” they said. If you have been grossed out by the sight of an animal licking an open sore, maybe you should respect the animal for having tacit knowledge that scientists are just discovering.  How would evolution explain this?  How many animals had to die of infection before the right compounds emerged by chance?  How did the animal learn to lick the wound once the antiseptic did emerge?    The creation perspective makes sense.  We are equipped with the substances needed to flourish in the environment that was created for our enjoyment.  This includes tools for handling routine exigencies that might arise from our curiosity.  You have an effective healing ointment right there in your mouth.*     The shame is that modern science took so long to think about this cue from nature.  Sometimes civilization seems to train us away from the tacit knowledge we need as part of our design.  Will the Red Cross start teaching licking one’s wounds in First Aid class?(Visited 27 times, 1 visits today)FacebookTwitterPinterestSave分享0last_img read more

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Songmics New Fashion Lady’s Wig Female Wavy Curly Long 66 cm WFY016 – Wig for maniquin

first_imgThe colour, length and style is lush, it is a beautiful wig but i have only wore it a few times and its not really much good anymore. I have tried the care routines but nothing seems to work. Brushing it is a total pain too. So it would be perfect for display or for wearing once or twice but i would not buy it if you are thinking of wearing it often especially as £25 is quite excessive when i have bought similar wigs for half the price and they have lasted a lot longer. Not my colour really but much better than being bald. Curls at end of hair tend to get a little shabby if not taken care of. Wig for maniquin Not my colour really but much better than being bald. But it’s not as think as the photos. I haven’t wore it yet but going by the colour and length of the product. I would have gave it 5 stars but it’s not the exact shade i was expecting. I would say it’s more like a deep plum shade rather than a deep red. The texture of the hair always feels good as well. But it’s not as think as the photos. I haven’t wore it yet but going by the colour and length of the product. I would have gave it 5 stars but it’s not the exact shade i was expecting. I would say it’s more like a deep plum shade rather than a deep red. The texture of the hair always feels good as well. The colour, length and style is lush, it is a beautiful wig but i have only wore it a few times and its not really much good anymore. I have tried the care routines but nothing seems to work. Brushing it is a total pain too. So it would be perfect for display or for wearing once or twice but i would not buy it if you are thinking of wearing it often especially as £25 is quite excessive when i have bought similar wigs for half the price and they have lasted a lot longer. Curls at end of hair tend to get a little shabby if not taken care of. center_img SummaryReviewer Nathalie DuboisReview Date2018-01-05 16:04:21Reviewed Item Songmics New Fashion Lady’s Wig Female Wavy Curly Long 66 cm WFY016Rating 5.0 / 5  stars, based on  7  reviewsPrice£16.99last_img read more

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Halong Bay Floater — Geocache of the Week

first_img Kayak is parked. Time to search! Kayaking to the cache Location:Halong Bay, VietnamN 20° 51.047 E 107° 05.280 Share with your Friends:More View from the cache! “Roads? Where we’re going we don’t need roads.”    —Doc BrownHalong Bay is known as the most beautiful destination in all of Vietnam. There are no roads to the geocache Halong Bay Floater, only multi-day junk boat and kayak tours. This will allow you to maneuver emerald green waters between countless limestone karst formations. Talk about a D5/T5 adventure of a lifetime!   After hopping onboard your vessel, take time to marvel at the unique landscape filled with majestic Sea Eagles and the extremely rare Cat Ba Langur. Pro Tip: once you dock south of Ti-Tov (Titop) Island, kayak as close as you can to the coordinates then search for the cache from there. You’ll undoubtedly pass one of the countless fishermen who live in floating villages within about 579 square miles (932 km) of Halong Bay.Although Halong Bay is a World Heritage Site, there are still locals that dump their trash in the bay. For this reason, it is important for geoachers to represent the tourism and geocaching communities well and show their best Cache in and Trash Out skills. If you have any questions, Cache Owner, thetourguide, has led thousands of people to this gorgeous location and may be able to answer them!SNKR2006On a wonderful holiday we visited this place and found this cache. We love Vietnam and say thank you to the owner of the cache for showing us this place. Halong Bay was awesome and we meet some friendly people. We did a 3 day boat trip and had plenty of time.Best wishes from German cacherTiago.OKAsia Adventure Tour!!!!! Amazing place. It is incredible, fantástic, magic…Found with my love Xuxu.mafas and our Portuguese good friends and Geocaching godfathers: Ladas112, scosta911.TFTCThanksJ+J.auWe stayed anchored on a boat very close so we were able to hire a kayak and take a paddle to this cache, the waters here are mirror surfaced making paddling very easy and enjoyable. As we were paddling we saw a school of 5 very big fish swim past us.Everywhere you look there are picture opportunities. TFTCWhat has been the most exotic location that you have found a geocache? Happy cacher Sea Eagle Junk boats at dusk Halong Bay on a sunny day Looking for the cache Fish delivery! TraditionalGC1Q54Nby thetourguide Difficulty:5Terrain:5 Floating fishing village Continue to explore some of the most amazing geocaches around the world.Check out all of the Geocaches of the Week on the Geocaching blog. If you would like to nominate a Geocache of the Week, fill out this form. SharePrint RelatedGeoTour Spotlight: Heritage Hide’n’Seek in OntarioAugust 18, 2016In “GeoTours”An open letterJuly 9, 2019In “Community”Concrete floats! — Betonschiff Redentin (GC15D8C) — Geocache of the WeekDecember 4, 2013In “Community”last_img read more

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New stadium will take Spurs to next step – Lloris

first_imgTottenham Hotspur goalkeeper Hugo Lloris has hailed their “fantastic” new stadium and says it will “bring the club to the next step”.The opening of the Spurs new stadium continues to be delayed amid reports of electrical and structural issues.The club released a statement on Wednesday saying that their clash against Manchester United on January 13 will be hosted at Wembley stadium.harry maguire, manchester UnitedMaguire says United need to build on today’s win George Patchias – September 14, 2019 Harry Maguire wants his United teammates to build on the victory over Leicester City.During the summer, Harry Maguire was referred to as the ultimate…“We knew at the beginning of the season we were very excited, we knew we would have a chance to play in the new stadium,” Lloris told Sky Sports.“We don’t really know when it’s going to happen. There’s a lot of expectation from the players because it’s something fantastic for the club and will bring the club to the next step.”Tottenham manager Mauricio Pochettino on Thursday said that he hopes the new stadium would be ready to host their first Champions League last-16 tie in February next year.last_img read more

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26yearold man shot to death in Chollas Creek

first_img Categories: Local San Diego News FacebookTwitter KUSI Newsroom 26-year-old man shot to death in Chollas Creek August 3, 2019 KUSI Newsroom, SAN DIEGO (KUSI) – A 26-year-old man was fatally wounded in the Chollas Creek neighborhood of San Diego, a police lieutenant said today.The victim and the suspect were involved in a fight near the intersection of University Avenue and 52nd Street that continued toward the 4000 block of 52nd Street, where the suspect pulled out a gun and shot the 26-year-old man, San Diego Police Lt. Matthew Dobbs said.The suspect was last seen running west on University Avenue, Dobbs said.Police were dispatched to the scene about 2:30 p.m. Friday and paramedics rushed the shooting victim to an area hospital where he died from his injuries, Dobbs said.The department’s homicide unit asked anyone with information regarding the shooting death to call them at 619-531-2293. Posted: August 3, 2019last_img read more

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