Eagles star begins New Year on a glorious note

first_img Promoted Content7 Universities Where Getting An Education Costs A Hefty PennyWho Earns More Than Ronaldo?The Very Last Bitcoin Will Be Mined Around 2140. Read More7 Universities In The World With The Highest Market ValueThe 10 Best Secondary Education Systems In The WorldWhat Happens To Your Brain When You Play Too Much Video Games?Who’s The Best Car Manufacturer Of All Time?6 Most Handsome Indian ActorsTop 7 Best Car Manufacturers Of All Time7 Interesting Facts About GoT Star Maisie WilliamsBirds Enjoy Living In A Gallery Space Created For ThemBest & Worst Celebrity Endorsed Games Ever Made It was the first-timers who drew the first blood when Cameroonian forward Leandre Tawamba Kana gave Paolo Sergio’s men the lead in the 18th minute. Loading… But Abderrazak Hamdallah equalised for Al Nassr just before the hour mark meaning both teams had to settle for a 1-1 draw after the 90 minutes. Read Also:Top European club keen on Ahmed Musa deal in January Al Nassr had the last laugh, though, triumphing 5-4 in the ensuing penalty shoot out. Ahmed Musa and Al Nassr are favourites to also defend their Saudi Pro League title as the champions are the clear league leaders, enjoying a five-point advantage over second-place Al Hilal. FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmail分享 center_img Musa becomes the first Nigerian star abroad to win a trophy in the New Year after playing a key role in Al Nassr’s penalty shoot-out victory over 2019 King’s Cup winners Al Taawon at the King Abdullah Stadium. It is the second title Musa will be celebrating since moving to Arabia following a league title triumph at the end of the 2018/19 season. The Saudi Super Cup is a one-off final match between the previous year’s league champions and the King’s Cup winners. Al-Nassr have not won the Cup despite this being their third appearance in the competition, finishing as runners-up in both the 2014 and 2015 editions of the Super Cup. For Al-Taawoun’s, it’s their first appearance in the competition.Advertisement Nigeria international and Super Eagles captain, Ahmed Musa, claimed his second trophy in Saudi Arabia after helping Al Nassr beat Al Taawon to the Saudi Super Cup on Saturday night.last_img read more

Two Children, Woman Hit By Car Near Lantana

first_imgTwo children and a woman are recovering in the hospital, after a car struck them on Saturday night near Lantana.Palm Beach County firefighters say the three were crossing the street near Congress Avenue and Donnelly Drive around 8:10 p.m. when the accident happened.When firefighters arrived, the children and the woman were lying on the road.Their conditions are unknown at this time.This is a developing story.last_img

Pakistan must hit the ground running against England, Misbah says

first_img(REUTERS) – Pakistan will have to hit the ground running if they are to have any chance against England in their three-Test series which starts today, coach Misbah-ul-Haq said.Six months since their last Test match, Pakistan go into the games at bio-secure venues in Manchester and Southampton against an England team that beat the West Indies 2-1 last month as international cricket returned from the COVID-19 shutdown.“We have to really come in this Test series right from the word go at our best if we want to win a Test series or a Test match,” Misbah told reporters. “We’re aware that England have a slight advantage, but if we’re alert and go 100% in the first Test, that’s the only way we can beat England … otherwise we will find ourselves in difficulty.”England have lost the first game in eight of their last 10 Test series, including against the West Indies, but Misbah said the hosts’ latest defeat could have been due to the long break amid the novel coronavirus outbreak. “That was their first Test in a long time and obviously after that they played consistently,” said Misbah, adding, “…we should be ready for an England team that have had three matches of experience and won their last two Tests.”Misbah said his players were mentally fresh ahead of the series. “But Test cricket is different,” he added. “Once you’re in, pressures build sometimes, but we’ll try to keep it so they’re mentally fresh regardless of the results.”Skipper Azhar Ali told a news conference his team were looking forward to the challenge, having drawn their last two tours to England, most recently under Misbah in 2018. “We’ve prepared as best as we could in the time we had. The players have put in a lot of effort and we believe we’re ready for the Tests,” Azhar said.“Everyone is raring to go… We have to be on top of our game in all departments against a team like England. We have to have a clear mind and positive attitude that we can win matches here.”Squad for first Test: Azhar Ali (captain), Babar Azam, Imam-ul-Haq, Kashif Bhatti, Mohammad Abbas, Mohammad Rizwan, Naseem Shah, Sarfaraz Ahmed, Shadab Khan, Shaheen Afridi, Shan Masood, Sohail Khan, Yasir Shah, Abid Ali, Fawad Alam, Asad Shafiq.last_img read more

Jay Pharoah amuses the crowd at Comedy Show

first_imgSaturday Night Live cast member Jay Pharoah headlined the annual Welcome Back Comedy Show, hosted by the USC Special Events Committee on Sunday night at McCarthy Quad. The free event, which more than 3,000 students attended, was held in McCarthy Quad.Laugh Out Loud· SNL comedian Jay Pharoah gets laughs from the crowd with his impression of Will Smith in The Fresh Prince of Bel-Air. – Anna Schwartz Daily TrojanHosted by USC alumnus Jack Michelman, the show featured performances by comedians Jay Pharoah, Brent Morin and Dillon Garcia. Students sat in the quad in a picnic-style setting to view the three-hour comedy event.SComedy, Popchips, Jarritos, Hubert’s Lemonade and Diablo Beverages sponsored free snacks and promotional items, including plush cats and eye masks, for attendees. Though many might have attended for the free lemonade, the goal of the event from the perspective of Special Events Director Kim Chu was simple — to excite new, transfer and returning Trojans about being  on campus.“I knew [Pharoah] from SNL so I thought this was great, the students would be excited about it, especially the freshman who had just come here,” Chu said. “I wanted someone people would recognize this year.”Based on the positive reactions from the crowd, Chu’s strategy appeared to have worked.“I didn’t know Jay [Pharoah] was performing. I walked in and it was the greatest surprise of my life,” Jeff Levine, a freshman majoring in environmental studies, said. ”It was the greatest hours I’ve ever encountered.” Pharoah, who will be returning to his fourth season on SNL this year, said he was surprised by the size of the audience. Pharoah started in theater at the age of eight and was doing stand-up comedy by the age of 15, but the experienced performer said he still gets surprised.“I don’t know how I got here in front of 3,000 students. Three thousand people is crazy. I kept thinking, ‘Is Kendrick Lamar here? Who’re they clapping at?’” Pharoah said.Known best for his impressions of notable celebrities such as Denzel Washington, Jay-Z, Will Smith and even President Barack Obama, Pharoah’s comedic set included audience involvement and invited audience members on stage to take part in the show. Most notably, while doing a Will Smith impression, he led the audience in the theme song from Smith’s show, The Fresh Prince of Bel-Air.“Characters are never hard for me. Doing voices is never hard, that’s pretty much second nature. It’s kind of like Prince having a hit song. You wouldn’t expect Prince not to do ‘Purple Rain’ or Drake not to do ‘Marvin’s Room’ or ‘Best I Ever Had.’ I like when people appreciate it all, not just the voices,” Pharoah told the Daily Trojan.The newest addition to the NBC television franchise Undateable, Brent Morin also took the stage Sunday with comedy that focused on familiar high school anecdotes, pre-pubescent crushes and the importance of perspective.For his USC performance, Morin drew upon his own life experiences during his stand-up routine.“That voice we all have, I’m able to call out. For me, stand-up works best when you’re coming from a real place. Then I don’t fake that confidence. This happened to me. When I talk about high school, everybody did think it was the end of the world,” Morin said.For Dillon Garcia, comedy is a job in entertainment where aging is encouraged, because life experience brings laughs.“I talk about college-relatable things, empowering the people of our age. I’m talking to my friends, basically. Most of the stuff I’m going to, they relate to the most,” Garcia said.Though Garcia might not be as famous as Justin Bieber, he has already made up a slogan for himself.“I’m the Justin Bieber of comedy but I don’t give them the Bieber fever, I give them the ‘Dill Chills,’” Garcia said.Performers were not the only ones who were enthusiastic about the show. Students were also excited by the comedy.“I’ve been a fan of [Jay Pharoah] ever since SNL. His skit at the ESPYS of Jay-Z, that was insane,” Alex Budde, a freshman majoring in biomedical engineering, said. “I love his impressions. He’s hilarious.”Follow Madisen Keavy on Twitter @maddykeavylast_img read more

Season’s end can’t come soon enough for USC

first_imgDear 2010 USC football season:I never thought I’d be asking you this, not after all the good times we’ve had in the past. But, respectfully of course, I have a simple request:Just end already.Look, I knew things were going to be difficult this year. I was prepared for less flash and more losses.Turns out, I wasn’t prepared for this, a once-solid season quickly becoming a downward spiral.A season that, at one time, looked like a moving train that had just lost a little traction is now nearing a total derailment.The two heartbreaking losses on last-second field goals to Washington and Stanford were excusable. The loss to Oregon, the best team in the country — we can let that one slide.I didn’t want to believe it after the embarrassment in Corvallis, Ore. But there’s no denying it after the debacle against the Irish last Saturday.You, USC season, are on the brink of disaster. So again, I must ask you to quickly and quietly go away.I know there is the little issue of this final game against UCLA. And while that used to mean something, no matter what the most die-hard Trojan fan will say, there hasn’t been a less-anticipated matchup between the crosstown rivals.Neither team is bowl-eligible: USC because of sanctions, UCLA because it is really that inept of a football program.Sure, good old bragging rights are at stake, but will there really be much to brag about even if USC wins in convincing fashion? Why brag about beating a team that got rocked by Arizona State last week and whose signature win came over a Texas team that won’t be going bowling for the first time since 1997?A USC win against UCLA is always supposed to mean something. But this year, that something is little more than another win notched under the Trojans’ name, another year to put the Victory Bell on display.That’s all fine and dandy, but it pales in comparison to what USC stands to lose if it falters in this game.That’s why I’m asking this season to inconspicuously fade away. Because things can only get worse. Only a loss to the Bruins could make this season any more painful than it already has been, culminating with the infamous drop down the stretch against Notre Dame.I’ve never heard a groan like the one the Coliseum let out when the game-winning touchdown bounced off senior wide receiver Ronald Johnson’s hands. The audience roar built up in budding anticipation was then quickly crushed by a cry that was equal parts anger and disbelief.After something so shocking, even a win against UCLA — something the Trojans have pulled off 10 times in the last 11 years — no longer feels like a sure thing.USC fans will be there to support the Trojans, but they’ll be watching through the cracks of their fingers, ready to cover their eyes if the worst comes to pass.The possibility makes me cringe, so I’d rather just look away.Of course, I’m not really asking you to cut yourself short, 2010 season. I’ll be watching, however anxiously, when the Trojans take the Rose Bowl field on Saturday. I’m just at a fragile place right now. The sight of Notre Dame jubilantly celebrating on the Coliseum field is still stuck on the insides of my eyelids.I know you have an obligation to go on until the end. But now you’re like a horror story whose 13th chapter I’m afraid to read.If you must go on for one more week, please make it quick and easy. Be mindful of the nerves of the USC faithful. We’ve endured way more strain than we were ready for this year.Trust me, we can try again next season. But after Saturday, no matter the outcome, you will be a season USC fans will quickly try to forget.“Middle Ground” ran Tuesdays. To comment on this article, visit dailytrojan.com or e-mail Josh at jjovanel@usc.edu.last_img read more

USC drops sixth consecutive match

first_imgThe USC women’s soccer team endured another frustrating weekend at McAlister Field, losing 2-1 to Oregon on Sunday and 1-0 in overtime to No. 19 Oregon State on Friday. Its most recent loss to the Ducks marked the team’s six straight defeat — all coming by one-goal margins.“There’s not a lot to say right now,” USC coach Ali Khosroshahin said after Sunday’s defeat. “It’s a difficult moment to be in. Life is going to throw a lot of challenges at you, and this is one of them.”The Women of Troy (3-9, 0-3) had their chances against the Ducks on Sunday, outshooting Oregon 14 to 9 and getting off eight corner kicks to Oregon’s two. Trailing 1-0, USC got its lone goal courtesy of junior defender Kristina Noriega, who capitalized on one of the corner kicks with a header that knotted the game up in the 57th minute.“It’s really frustrating,” Noriega said. “We just come out here and beat ourselves. We gave up some stupid goals on mistakes. I really feel like we should have won.”The tie was short-lived, as Oregon struck back quickly with a goal of its own in the 62nd minute. Midfielder Shanelle Simien found fellow freshman, forward Bri Pugh, on the left side of USC’s goal, and Pugh put it just past sophomore goalkeeper Shelby Church from six yards out for what proved to be the game-winning score.“We have to learn how to stop making mistakes in the most crucial moments,” Khosroshahin said. “I thought we took care of the ball pretty well and got some good looks at the goal. We just didn’t do well with the looks we got, and they did. I can’t take anything away from Oregon.”The last 28 minutes of the match were played at a frantic pace, as USC put several shots on goal that never found the back of the net. Shortly after Oregon seized the lead, the Women of Troy nearly turned another corner kick into a goal, but sophomore forward/midfielder Elizabeth Eddy’s header sailed just over the top post.“It’s tough because we’ve pretty much gone through every type of scenario in practice and in games,” Eddy said. “It’s a bummer, but if we keep working at it we should be alright.”Eddy insisted that despite all of the tough losses, the team remains upbeat.“Coach told us to keep our heads up and I think we’re doing that,” she said. “It takes a lot of maturity to go through what we’re going through, but I think we’ll be fine. It’s definitely a learning experience.”Though the Oregon defeat stung, Friday’s loss was perhaps the most difficult defeat of the 2011 season. The Women of Troy played Oregon State to a 0-0 tie through 94 minutes of play before sophomore forward Jenna Richardson scored the game-winner for the Beavers.USC will travel north and continue Pac-12 play next weekend against Stanford and California.“We have to fight on,” Khosroshahin said. “That’s what we’re all about. We’re going to keep kicking it and hopefully we’ll get some better luck.”last_img read more

Earl Thomas drills receiver in Ravens’ first padded practice

first_img“Got my attention a little bit and then I went, ‘Oh, it’s Earl,’” Harbaugh said, via the team’s webiste. “‘OK. Good job Earl. Nice play.’”Thomas, 30, inked a massive four-year contract worth $55 million with Baltimore in March after spending the previous nine seasons in Seattle. The six-time Pro Bowl and three-time All-Pro selection has the 10th most interceptions (28) of any active player in the NFL and ranks 23rd in the league in total combined tackles (684). Earl Thomas is already turning heads in Baltimore.The veteran safety brought the intensity Saturday at M&T Bank Stadium as the Ravens practiced in full pads for the first time during training camp and destroyed rookie free-agent wide receiver Sean Modster with a halting hit. Robert Griffin III injury update: Ravens quarterback fractures thumb, expects to be fine by start of season Leonard Fournette says last season ‘humbled’ Jaguars A.J. Green injury update: Bengals wide receiver out 6-8 weeks with torn ankle ligaments Related News Take a look:EARL 😤@Earl_Thomas pic.twitter.com/S1PO0nPavf— Baltimore Ravens (@Ravens) July 28, 2019Thomas’ tackle even got coach John Harbaugh’s attention — for a brief moment.last_img read more

Kobe’s relentless spirit inspired NBA fans, players

first_imgWashington, United States | AFP | Kobe Bryant used a ferocious competitiveness and uncanny shooting touch to become an NBA icon, leaving behind a legacy that has influenced the newest generation of league talent and fans worldwide.From his 81-point game, the second-best scoring performance in NBA history, to five NBA titles in 20 years of dazzling performances with the Los Angeles Lakers, Bryant delivered a relentless attitude that attracted a global following before his death Sunday at age 41 in a helicopter crash.Bryant joined giant center Shaquille O’Neal to spark the Lakers to NBA titles in 2000, 2001 and 2002, becoming at the age of 23 the youngest player to capture three titles.A bitter feud with Bryant saw “Shaq” depart, with Bryant portrayed as never having had childish ways while O’Neal never outgrew them.That left Bryant without the inside force needed to capture the crown until Spain’s Pau Gasol arrived, and the Lakers won titles in 2009 and 2010 with Bryant in command and later patching things up with O’Neal.Bryant sparked the US Olympic team to gold medals at the 2008 Beijing and 2012 London Olympics and became a global celebrity as much for his personality as his playmaking.Bryant’s fierceness was legendary and led him to nickname himself the “Black Mamba” for his ability to strike quickly with deadly scoring accuracy.There were spectacular nights, but nothing topped his 81-point effort against the Toronto Raptors on January 22, 2006, a mark surpassed only by Wilt Chamberlain’s 100-point game in 1962.Bryant scored 65 points in a 2007 win over Portland, then followed with 50 points against Minnesota, 60 at Memphis and 50 more against New Orleans — the third-longest run of 50-point games in NBA history behind two from Chamberlain.Some say Bryant saved the best for last, scoring a league season-high of 60 points against Utah in his final NBA game in 2016, becoming the oldest player in league history to crack that milestone at age 37.“I love everything about this game,” Bryant famously said. “For me, it’s not a part of life, it is life, and it’s a part of me.”In all, Bryant finished with 33,643 points, 7,047 rebounds and 6,306 assists over 1,346 career NBA games. He was an 18-time NBA All-Star, the 2008 NBA Most Valuable Player, the NBA Finals 2009 and 2010 NBA MVP and matched a record as a four-time NBA All-Star Game MVP.– Kobe faced controversy – But it wasn’t a smooth path to stardom. In addition to nagging injuries that slowed his later seasons, Bryant faced a major rape controversy that delivered a body blow to his endorsements image.Bryant, a father of four who married wife Vanessa in 2001, faced his darkest hour in 2003 when he was arrested in Colorado over a sexual assault allegation filed by a 19-year-old employee of a hotel where Bryant was staying ahead of knee surgery.Bryant was accused of rape. He admitted to adultery but said he did not commit rape. In 2004, the case was dropped after the accuser refused to testify in a trial, and Bryant issued an apology saying he could understand how she might feel there was not consent.A separate civil suit was settled under terms kept private.In 2011, Bryant made an apology for using a gay slur to describe a referee and paid a $100,000 fine imposed by the NBA.Knee and ankle injuries mounted as years began to take a toll on Bryant. He missed most of the 2013-14 season with a left knee injury and much of his penultimate campaign with a torn right rotator cuff, then announced his retirement by saying, “My body knows it’s time to say goodbye.”After retiring, Bryant became a children’s book writer and wrote the movie “Dear Basketball” — last year’s Academy Award winner for Best Animated Short Film.– Basketball ‘is life’ –Kobe Bean Bryant, the son of former NBA player Joe “Jellybean” Bryant, was born in Philadelphia in 1978 while his father played for the NBA’s 76ers, the child named for the Japanese beef seen on a menu and his father’s nickname.The elder Bryant played from 1984 to 1991 in Italy, giving young Kobe a global worldview as he grew up dreaming of following his dad into the NBA.“When I was growing up in Italy, it opened up a whole new world to me and I thought anything was possible,” Kobe told AFP in 2009.Bryant became one of the first NBA players to seek out a growing fan base in China, blogging for Chinese internet giant SINA in 2009.“As a kid growing up, I never in my wildest dreams thought I would have this big fan base halfway around the world in Beijing and Shanghai,” Bryant told AFP.Share on: WhatsApplast_img read more

Algae helps connect suspect in violent kidnapping, rape attempt

first_imgInvestigators in Orange County say that algae found on a suspect’s clothing helped them identify him as the person who attempted to kidnap and rape a woman while she was walking home from work.The incident was  reported to have happened on May 12th.The victim told authorities that as she walked home, the suspect now identified as 30-year-old Patrick Howard attacked her and dragged her into a retention pond.Authorities say that with the victim’s help, a forensic botanist was able to link algae in the pond to evidence on both the suspect and the victim’s clothing.Howard has since been arrested and charged with kidnapping with intent to inflict harm or terrorize, and attempted sexual battery.Authorities also found that Howard is wanted on sex crimes in the Tennessee area.last_img

Capital Lakefair Royalty Scholarship Coronation set for February 2, 2019

first_imgFacebook4Tweet0Pin0Submitted by Capital LakeFairThe Capital Lakefair Royalty Scholarship Program Coronation will take place on Saturday, February 2, 2019 at 7:00 p.m. at Doubletree by Hilton Olympia. The candidates will be judged on a 500 word essay, personality, appearance, speaking ability, poise, confidence, overall reaction to pressure, maturity and punctuality. “The Capital Lakefair Royalty Program is a scholarship program that represents outstanding achievements and leadership of the young women in our community,” said Karen Griggs, Royalty Chair with Capital Lakefair. The requirements of the scholarship program are: fully enrolled Junior, 3.3 cumulative GPA, two letters of recommendation and be a student in Olympia, Lacey or Tumwater School Districts.2019 Lakefair Candidates: Bridgette Byerly River Ridge High School Taylor Rose Davis Timberline High School Eleanor Kim Black Hills High School Ruby Roebuck Avanti High School Caroline Shipley-Peters Capital High School Cassidy Walchak-Sloan Olympia High School Emma Waldon North Thurston High SchoolA Queen and court will be selected to represent Capital Lakefair at parades and events across the state. Each participant will receive a $500 scholarship. The five young women who are selected to serve on the 2019 Royalty Court will each will receive an additional $2,500 scholarship. The Queen will receive an additional $4,500 scholarship. Each scholarship recipient has five years in which to use their scholarship monies towards any type of higher education: traditional degree, trade school or vocational training program. Since the early 1970’s, Capital Lakefair has awarded more than $400,000 in scholarships to more than 270 area young women to attend the college of their choice. The 2019 scholarship is sponsored by Olympia Federal Savings. Jerry Famer of ROXY 94.5 FM will serve as Emcee and Joanne Krucz of the CPA firm Strader Hallett will officially tabulate the judge’s scores to select the 2019 Royalty Court.The Capital Lakefair Scholarship Royalty Program Coronation will take place Saturday, February 2, 2019 at 7:00 p.m. at the Doubletree by Hilton in Olympia. The Theme for 2019 is “Cut Loose at Lakefair.” More information about the Scholarship Program and Capital Lakefair is available at the Lakefair website or Facebook page. Admission is free.last_img read more