Men’s water polo runs win streak to nine

first_imgFanfu Shentu | Daily TrojanRounding off another perfect weekend, the second-ranked men’s water polo team continued its winning run to advance to 9-0 on the season after facing No. 15 Cal Baptist and MIT on Saturday and Santa Clara and No. 6 Long Beach State on Sunday. Despite facing two top-ranked teams, the Trojans were not fazed and continued sticking to their system to get the wins. USC started off the weekend with a bang as different players scored the team’s first nine goals against Cal Baptist. The Trojans showed their depth of skill not only on the scoring front, but also in the cage. Senior goalie McQuin Baron had seven saves by the end of the game and became the program’s all-time saves leader, passing previous holder Joel Dennerley, who played on the team from 2008 to 2011.By the end of the tournament, Baron had not only passed the previous record of 855 saves, but had also gone well on his way to exceeding that record. He finished the tournament with his 869th goal and is quickly proving it will be difficult for anyone to match his tally. Throughout the tournament, the Trojans did not hold anything back. On Sunday, 12 players scored against Santa Clara, and eight made their mark against Long Beach State. Many players, like sophomore 2-meter man Matt Maier, ended with 10 goals by the end of the tournament. Others, like senior 2-meter man Lachlan Edwards and redshirt sophomore driver Daniel Leong, who put up 17 goals combined, made their mark on the games this last weekend.Their closest match of the tournament came at the end against No. 6 Long Beach State. The two finally faced during the season after a handful of scrimmages over the summer. The game was tied in the first half three separate times by the 49ers, but the Trojans finished the half with a strong run to give them the lead before finishing the period. USC returned with the same energy in the second half that would eventually shut the 49ers out for the entirety of the fourth period and clinch the Trojans their final victory of the tournament.After a long, but successful weekend, the Trojans have to turn around and prepare for both a solo game on Thursday and hosting the MPSF tournament this weekend at the Uytengsu Aquatics Center.last_img read more

Lakers free agency: JaVale McGee hoping to re-sign with Los Angeles

first_imgHighlights early in the Sixers/Lakers matinee game with JaVale McGee pic.twitter.com/WL4JkMT8uV— Def Pen Hoops (@DefPenHoops) February 10, 2019“Hopefully. That’s definitely a possibility,” McGee said. “But right now, obviously, I’m a free agent, so I don’t really know. But I love LA. LA was beautiful for me. I had my best averages, my best season playing alongside LeBron.“It’s definitely a blessing being able to play for LA, but whatever is the best opportunity for me personally, I’m going to take it.” Related News JaVale McGee wants to stay with the Lakers.The 31-year-old center, who averaged 12.0 points and 7.5 rebounds in his first season with Los Angeles, is set to enter free agency once again this summer. He said during an appearance Wednesday on “Undisputed” he enjoyed playing with star LeBron James and is hoping to return to the Lakers. Lakers free agency rumors: Los Angeles among teams interested in Kemba Walker Kyrie Irving free agency rumors: Star is ‘more open’ to signing with Lakerscenter_img “I’m a free agent, so I don’t really know. I love LA, it was beautiful for me. I had my best averages, I had my best season playing alongside LeBron. Even my career-high game, LeBron had 10 of the assists” — @JaValeMcGee pic.twitter.com/hwYslFEWbj— UNDISPUTED (@undisputed) June 5, 2019Los Angeles opened 2018-19 with a 20-14 record before James strained his groin Dec. 25. He missed the next 17 games and the team never recovered.The Lakers also dealt with injuries to key role players — including Brandon Ingram, Lonzo Ball and Kyle Kuzma — throughout the season. They ended up with a 37-45 record and missed the playoffs for a sixth straight year.”Injuries hurt our basketball team,” McGee said Wednesday. “We’d be in the playoffs if no one got injured. … I feel like we definitely could have made it to the Western Conference finals and met up with the Warriors (with a healthy LeBron James). Our whole season, we never got to mesh and blend.””The way that LeBron got injured … we never got to mesh and blend.” — @JaValeMcGee pic.twitter.com/biQWEMdSwV— UNDISPUTED (@undisputed) June 5, 2019The Lakers will have max cap space this summer and they reportedly plan to pursue a second star to pair with James. They’ve already been linked to Kemba Walker and will reportedly attempt to trade for Pelicans star Anthony Davis, as well. Kyrie Irving has also become “more open” to signing with Los Angeles, according to an earlier report from ESPN.Los Angeles holds the No. 4 pick in the 2019 NBA Draft.last_img read more

‘KCCA FC players have the self-belief to eliminate Sundowns’

first_imgAction from the first leg that ended 2-1 in Pretoria. KCCA take on Sundowns today. PHOTO KCCA MEDIA2017 Total CAF Champions LeagueMarch 18th 2017: KCCA FC vs Mamelodi Sundowns 4pmFees: Ordinary-sh10,000/=, Regular-shs20,000/=, VIP-sh50,000/=Free entrance for students in School UniformMarch 18th 2017: Platinum Stars vs Vipers (Uganda) 8pmKampala Capital City Authority Football Club (KCCA FC) manager Mike Mutebi remains confident that his team have a chance to eliminate Mamelodi Sundowns from the 2017 Total CAF Champions League.The two sides face off this Saturday at Phillip Omondi stadium in the return leg of the first round with Mamelodi Sundowns carrying a 2-1 advantage from the first leg played seven days in Pretoria.Victory for the Uganda champions over the two legs will make them the country’s first club to qualify for the lucrative Group Stages of the African Champions League. It will guarantee the club a minimum of $550,000.“The mood in the camp is positive but most importantly, the players have the self-belief that they have what it takes to knock out Sundowns. I’m confident that we can get the result we want because our style of play guarantees us to create chances and we shall create them,” Mutebi said.Mutebi believes game approach will be important if at all his team stands any chance against the reigning African champions.“We are set, the team has no concerns at all, the preparations have been smooth and we are ready for the game,” he said in a pre- match press briefing on Friday morning. Like I have always said, the players must understand the game and the way we approach game situation will be important.” Mutebi reassured www.kccafc.co.ug ,  insisting that he will keep the same playing style like he has employed in the previous games.“We respect them (Sundowns) because they are defending champions but we shall play our way, keep possession, and create chances because we need to score.”KCCA FC captain Dennis Okot believes they are motivated as players and ready for the challenge.“We could have had a factor of timidness in the opening stages of the first leg and we regrouped and managed to put up a good show. Therefore this motivates us and gives us self-belief that we can march them.”Midfielder Tom Masiko returns to the team after shaking off an injury that saw him miss the flight to South Africa and he is available for selection.Sundowns won the first leg 2-1 at the Lucas Moripe stadium last week and winner on aggregate will advance to the group stages.SOURCE: www.kccafc.co.ugShare on: WhatsApplast_img read more

Local high school employee accused of having child porn at work

first_imgA local charter high school employee was arrested after police say he downloaded child porn onto his computer at work.Agents with the South Florida Internet Crimes Against Children task force located an IP address on July 16 that had accessed videos of child pornography, according to PBSO.PBSO said that the IP address was from Renaissance Learning Academy in Palm Beach County.Police executed a search warrant at the school Monday where detectives made contact with 56-year-old Timothy Scott, the facilities manager.Digital forensics searched Scott’s work computer and found 15 videos depicting the sexual abuse of a child, along with at least ten images of child porn, according to PBSO.Two files “depicted infant children being sexually abused by an adult male,” according to the arrest report.Scott denied having any knowledge of the child porn files but told police he was the sole user of his password-protected work computer.Scott is facing 15 counts of possession of obscene material depicting sexual performance by a child.A judge set his bond at $150,000 and banned him from contacting all schools or anyone under the age of 18.last_img read more