Jose Mourinho will make a late decision on whether striker Diego Costa will be fit to feature for Chelsea on Saturday’s Premier League resumption against Swansea. Costa, the £32million signing from Atletico Madrid, has scored four times in his first three games for Chelsea, but withdrew from the Spain squad during the international break with a hamstring problem. “Diego came back injured, but that was last Saturday,” Mourinho said. Press Association “He had one week to work hard with the medical department. He has a chance to play tomorrow. “We have a training session now (on Friday afternoon) to confirm his condition and to make the final decision.” Mourinho had little doubt Costa would adapt swiftly to the Premier League. “When we bought him we were very optimistic,” the Portuguese added. “His profile as a player, his profile also as a person. A player (who) is also part of a team and we knew that the team was going in a certain direction and was waiting for a person like him to be there. “His start was good. Three matches, three victories and four goals.” Loic Remy, who signed from QPR for a reported fee of £10.5million after Fernando Torres left for AC Milan on a two-year loan, is in contention to make his debut against the Swans, who have also won all three of their league games so far. Costa could be kept in reserve for the opening Champions League fixture at home to Schalke next Wednesday, which comes ahead of the trip to Premier League holders Manchester City. Mourinho refuses to look beyond the visit to Stamford Bridge of Swansea, who he believes have strengthened this summer despite the loss of Michu. “In this moment it’s Swansea,” Mourinho said. “We have nine points we want to have 12. If it’s not possible (to get) 12, (then) 10 at least. We go game after game. “I don’t think (Swansea) lost one of their most important players. They bought and they bought well. “They invest seriously and they bought quality players.” Swans boss Garry Monk believes the fairytale at the Liberty Stadium is far from over as a movie about the club hits the West End on Friday night. Jack to a King tells the story of a club which went from the brink of extinction to living the dream and has its London premiere in Leicester Square on the eve of Swansea’s visit to tackle Mourinho’s men. Monk has played a big part in Swansea’s climb over the past 10 years as player, captain and now manager and still struggles to comprehend the club’s rags to riches rise. “The Chelsea game fits in with the story because it’s one you would not believe unless you witnessed it,” Monk said. “That’s why I want people to watch it. It gives you a big insight. “There’s plenty of clubs who went up and through the leagues, we did it ourselves before. “But the actual circumstances the club found itself in and what we had to go through will leave people surprised. “This means a lot to a lot of people and it’s probably the perfect time for a film.” Monk joined Swansea in 2004 a few years after the club nearly went into liquidation, salvation coming in the form of a combination between Supporters’ Trust members and a consortium of local businessmen. But he still had to endure some pretty basic training facilities before Swansea rose through the divisions and reached the promised land of the Premier League. Swansea’s story got some silverware in 2013 when the club won its first major trophy in 101 years of trying – the Capital One Cup when beating Bradford 5-0 at Wembley. That triumph took Swansea into the Europa League and Monk feels that achievement is possible again through a high Premier League placing, despite intense competition from clubs with greater financial resources than the Welsh club. “If we stop now we have wasted all that hard work,” Monk said. “We are never going to be a financial power in this league, but we can make sure we are competitive. “We experienced Europe last year and that was something we really enjoyed, and we would like to get back to at some point sooner rather than later. “We have shown we can win a cup, but we would like to do it through the league as well. “People say the Chelsea game is a top-of-the-table clash, but we are not going to be title contenders at the end of the season. “We know exactly what we are, we are a club looking to progress and all the new players who have come in buy into that.”
Captain John Terry has urged his Chelsea team-mates to heed the wake-up call presented by their 1-0 FA Community Shield defeat to Arsenal. The Barclays Premier League champions were sluggish as their London rivals, through Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain’s 24th-minute goal, recorded a rare victory against them. The winger’s powerful finish was Arsenal’s first goal against Chelsea in 506 minutes, and ended the Blues’ eight-match unbeaten run against them. “[Losing’s] horrible, whether it’s against my kids or anyone. That’s the mentality I was brought up in. That’s the same as the manager on a daily basis. “It was a different atmosphere in the dressing room afterwards. We haven’t lost many at Wembley. It’s maybe the boost we needed and we go again for the season.” The defeat means Chelsea’s pre-season is at risk of concluding without a solitary win in normal time. Gary Cahill resumed his central defensive partnership with Terry, but was unconcerned about their form and instead maintained that they should be judged from Saturday, when the league season begins. “Pre-season is false in many ways because you’re changing the team, everyone’s getting minutes, everyone is trying to get fit and you’re training hard,” he said. “You’re doing double training sessions before you play a game. We still have another week of that before we get down to business against Swansea. “I thought the game was opened up by a bit of individual brilliance – [Oxlade-Chamberlain] came inside and hit it into the top corner. Apart from that, I don’t think they had too many chances.” Terry remained adamant that they were the superior side and refused to dismiss the fixture as a friendly and hoped the defeat would ensure that they were better prepared. “There was a trophy on the line,” said the 34-year-old, whose side host Swansea on Saturday in their opening Premier League fixture. “It hurt when you saw them walk up the [Wembley] stairs to lift it. It means a lot because you work all season to be here. They earned the right to be here by winning the FA Cup. So did we by winning the league. “No matter if it’s a friendly or a Community Shield – it’s a trophy at the end of the day. It’s horrible. It’s not nice. At the same time, it could be a blessing in disguise for us – a wake-up call. “We have experience in the squad – we have the character. It’s going to be even tougher this year. We go again and prepare ourselves for Swansea. “We have the Premier League to concentrate on now. We have to take the positives from it. We got another 90 minutes under our belts.” Chelsea had only returned from a pre-season largely spent in the United States on Wednesday while Arsenal, who resumed training a week earlier than Jose Mourinho’s team, appeared fresher. Terry and his team-mates also struggled against fatigue towards the end of last term – their impressive start was ultimately what inspired them to the title – but the defender insisted their conditioning was not a concern. “I don’t think so,” he replied when asked if Chelsea were tired. “I thought we were on top, if anything. I think these games are always a bit slow anyway – the players are still finding their feet and fitness. Press Association
“I TOLD the group: Messi did not owe the World Cup to Argentina, but football owed the World Cup to Messi.”Coach Jorge Sampaoli was speaking after a Lionel Messi hat-trick against Ecuador – the 44th of his career – ensured Argentina survived a scare to reach the World Cup finals.The 2014 runners-up began the day sixth in the group, knowing only a top-four place would see them qualify automatically for Russia.They made a terrible start in Quito, conceding inside 38 seconds, but the Barcelona superstar led Argentina’s fight back to ensure they secured their place in next year’s tournament.It was part of a remarkable night of football that saw:Panama qualify for their first World Cup with a controversial goal in a 2-1 win over Costa RicaThe United States miss out on the tournament for the first time since 1986 after losing to Trinidad & TobagoChile manager Juan Antonio Pizzi step down after his side lost to Brazil to miss out on qualifying for their third consecutive World CupPortugal beat Switzerland to replace them at the top of their qualifying group but the Netherlands go out despite winningARGENTINAMessi said it would have been “crazy” had Argentina not qualified for Russia 2018, but it took his intervention to ensure they reached their 12th consecutive World Cup.Ecuador scored in the first minute, taking advantage of Argentina’s hesitancy, before Messi struck twice before half-time to calm some nerves.His third, a lofted chip over goalkeeper Maximo Banguera, saw his country win for the first time in the Ecuadorian capital since 2001 and, crucially, reach next year’s World Cup.Sampaoli warned against Argentina depending too much on Messi – despite it being a remarkable 11 months since any other Argentina player scored for the national team in a World Cup qualifier.“Today, luckily, the nationality of the best player in the world is Argentinean,” Sampaoli continued.“We must be sure everything does not depend on Leo but today he brought his great ability. I told the group we should help him be in the World Cup.”PanamaNestled between Kuwait and Moldova as the world’s 131st most populous nation, Panama’s biggest football achievement up until Tuesday evening was finishing as runner-up in the 2013 Gold Cup.Now, they have reached their first World Cup – but it was not without controversy, because the Gabriel Torres’ header that drew Panama level with Costa Rica did not appear to cross the line.Despite furious complaints from the visitors, the goal stood, and Roman Torres struck in the final few minutes to send Panama through.It was a neat reversal of fortunes for Panama, who missed out on qualifying for the last World Cup after conceding two goals in stoppage time against the US in 2013.This time, though, it was their 87th-minute winner that ensured their place in Russia – at the expense of the US.United StatesIn contrast to Panama, the United States has a population of 323.1 million. Their opponents on Tuesday, Trinidad and Tobago, have a population of 1.3m – roughly the same as the US state of Maine.Described as the “most surreal and embarrassing night in US soccer history” and “simply devastating” by American journalists, the players were left in tears following their shock 2-1 loss.“It’s a blemish for us. We should not be staying at home for this World Cup and I take responsibility,” coach Bruce Arena said of a team ranked 28th in the world.“We failed on the day. No excuses. We failed today. We should have walked off this field with at least a point.”Captain Michael Bradley described the night as the “perfect storm”.“Everything that could have possibly gone wrong did, in this stadium and in two other stadiums across the [Concacaf] region,” he added.“To give away the first goal like that [an own goal] is a killer. But the reality is it was all there for us, and we have nobody to blame but ourselves.”Chile & PortugalBrazil ended Chile’s slim hopes of reaching the World Cup as their 3-0 victory pushed Alexis Sanchez and company from third to sixth in the qualifying group.Midfielder Arturo Vidal, who missed the game through suspension, announced his retirement following the loss and tweeted that “my soul is destroyed”.“Thanks boys, for everything, for all these years together giving our lives in every game,” the 30-year-old wrote.Chile’s Argentinean manager Juan Antonio Pizzi also left his post after Tuesday’s disappointment.While it was misery for Sanchez, another superstar forward, Cristiano Ronaldo, was smiling as Portugal avoided the play-offs to guarantee their fifth consecutive World Cup appearance with a 2-0 victory over Switzerland.But the Netherlands – third in the 2014 tournament – are out, despite beating Sweden 2-0.The Dutch needed a seven-goal win to nudge their opponents out of the play-off berth behind group winners France. (BBC Sport)
TRINIDAD and Tobago driving sensation, Kristian ‘Boodoostig’ Boodoosingh has been confirmed as one of the overseas competitors for the Georgetown Grand Prix ‘Caribbean Showdown’ billed for this weekend.Boodoosingh, the 2015 Caribbean Motor Racing Championships’ Group Four runner-up, will make his second appearance at the Georgetown Grand Prix, after competing for the first time at the event back in April this year.Back then he lined up in the Shifter Pro Cup against the likes of Group Four rival, Kristian Jeffrey, but didn’t get the desired results, finishing outside the top three in two races and failing to finish the third.This time around, the ‘Trini’ will do battle in the 125cc Senior category and he is looking to right the wrongs of that April race meet.“I am ecstatic about this opportunity given to me again by Vishok Persaud to race under the lights at the GT Motorsports facility. This time I will be running in the 125cc class, coming up against the likes of the Jamaican racers. Now having one event under my belt, it should put me in a better position to hopefully get on the podium this coming Saturday,” Boodoosingh said on Sunday.He will be up against Matthew Vieira, Denzel Hopkinson, Mikhail Mohamed and first-timers to GT Motorsport– the Jamaican duo, Senna Summerbell and Joshua Sigany.Action will get underway at 18:00hrs and admission to the venue is $1,000 for adults, $500 for children and $4,000 for the VIP experience.The Georgetown Grand Prix will set the stage for the ultimate motorsport event of the year- the final leg of the Caribbean Motor Racing Championship on November 12 at the South Dakota Circuit.It is being supported by Sun Burst Juices, Rent-A-Tent, Fly Jamaica, Stag Beer, Monster Energy Drink, Exxon Mobil, Hand-in-Hand Insurance, Ready Mixx Concrete, Scotiabank, Cloud 9, Optique Vision Care, Toucan Industries, Ticket Master Travel Agency, E-Networks, King’s Jewellery World, Hero Motor Cycles, Ray’s Motor Spares, Cyril’s Taxi Service, Bounty, Trophy Stall, Prem’s Electrical Store, Impressions, Truck Masters, Windjammer, Super Bet, The Track Bar, Ocean Spray Hotel, Secure Innovation and Concept, Clear Waters, Marics, Rid-O-Pest and Karcher.
The league will consider playoff games in a bubble environment, noting that “all options are on the table.”The league sent game-day and travel protocols to the 32 teams this week. The extensive in-stadium specifics include rules for the field, sidelines, locker rooms, tunnels, entrances and training rooms.In other NFL news:— Patriots coach Bill Belichick says he is open to using a two-quarterback system this season. The Patriots have three quarterbacks on the roster with different skill sets — former MVP Cam Newton, veteran backup Brian Hoyer and second-year player Jarrett Stidham. — Browns starting linebacker Mack Wilson suffered a hyperextended left knee during practice and could miss significant time while recovering. His injury came one day after his high, hard tackle on running back Nick Chubb gave the Browns’ star running back a concussion. Share This StoryFacebookTwitteremailPrintLinkedinRedditNBA-SCHEDULERaptors top Nets againLAKE BUENA VISTA, Fla. (AP) — The Toronto Raptors are up two games to none in their NBA first-round series against Brooklyn. — The Dolphins say linebacker Vince Biegel suffered a torn right Achilles’ tendon during Tuesday’s practice. Biegel led Miami with 13 quarterback hurries and tied for the team lead with seven tackles for a loss. — The Chiefs will be without starting cornerback Bashaud Breeland for the first four games of the season because of off-the-field issues earlier this year. A person familiar with the situation told The Associated Press on Wednesday that the league intends to suspend Breeland following his arrest in April on multiple charges that included resisting arrest, marijuana possession and driving without a license.— The Giants have signed veteran placekicker Graham Gano (guh-NOH’) the same day it put receiver and special teams star Cody Core on injured reserve with a torn Achilles tendon. New York has been without a placekicker since releasing Chandler Catanzaro on Monday. — Punter and kicker Kaare Vedvik got the boot again, this time by the Bills. Buffalo used the open roster spot to sign Australian-born punter Lachlan Edwards, who spent the previous four seasons with the Jets. — A Florida appeals court has ruled that police violated the rights of Patriots owner Robert Kraft and others when they secretly recorded video of them paying for massage parlor sex acts. The court decided that Kraft’s rights were violated under the 4th Amendment to the Constitution, which protects against unreasonable searches and seizures. Prosecutors could appeal to the state Supreme Court but if this ruling stands, charges against Kraft and others might be dropped. — The White Sox pulled out a 5-3 win over the Tigers on homers by Jose Abreu and Edwin Encarnacion (ehn-kahr-nah-see-OHN’) in the eighth inning. Encarnacion also socked a solo shot in the second inning to help Chicago overcome Jeimer (JAY’-mur) Candelario’s three-run blast. — Tampa Bay and the Yankees were tied 2-2 until Mike Brosseau and Willy Adames (ah-DAH’-mehs) laced RBI singles in the eighth inning to give the Rays a 4-2 win in the Bronx. Ji-Man Choi and Mike Zunino smacked solo homers for the Rays against Gerrit Cole, whose 20-game winning streak is intact after getting a no-decision.— The Red Sox ended their nine-game losing streak as Rafael Devers (DEH’-vurz) homered and collected three RBIs in a 6-3 decision over the Phillies. Devers finished with three hits and Jackie Bradley Jr. drove in two runs to help Boston avoid its first 10-game losing streak since 2014. Phillies starter Jake Arrieta surrendered four runs on five hits over 4 1/3 innings.— Randal Grichuk (GRIH’-chuhk) has six homers in his last four games after belting two more in the Blue Jays’ 5-2 downing of the Orioles. Grichuk hit a solo shot in the second inning and put Toronto ahead for good with a two-run drive in the sixth.— Brad Keller pitched hitless ball into the sixth inning and extended his shutout streak to 17 2/3 innings while leading the Royals over the Reds, 4-0 in the first game of a doubleheader. Keller has won all three of his starts this season after coming back from a positive test for COVID-19. Fred Van Vleet contributed 24 points and 10 assists as the Raptors knocked off the Nets, 104-99. Norman Powell also had 24 points on 11 of 17 shooting off the bench.Kyle Lowry had 21 points, grabbed nine rebounds and forced a big turnover in the closing seconds for the second seeded Raptors.The Nets led by as many as 14 in the first quarter, and the Raptors didn’t go ahead until the three-minute mark of the fourth.Garrett Temple led the Nets with 21 points.In other NBA first-round action: Valdez was sharp over 7 2/3 innings, holding Colorado to one earned run and seven hits.Elsewhere around the majors:— Arizona’s six-game winning streak is over after Mark Canha (KAN’-ah) belted a two-run homer and Robbie Grossman lined a two-run double as the A’s topped the Diamondbacks, 4-1. Jesus Luzaro struck out seven and held Arizona to four hits over 6 1/3 scoreless innings.— Avisail (av-ih-sah-EEL’) Garcia hit one of the Brewers’ four home runs and had four RBIs in a 9-3 thrashing of the Twins. Ryan Braun, Keston Hiura and Christian Yelich (YEH’-lihch) homered for Milwaukee, which got six innings of one-run ball from Brett Anderson.— Aaron Civale tossed a five-hitter and Carlos Santana smacked a three-run homer for the second straight day to lead the Indians’ 6-1 win at Pittsburgh. Domingo Santana added a three-run double to support Civale’s first career complete game. Associated Press The Bruins closed out their series by scoring a pair of second-period goals to beat the Hurricanes, 2-1.Boston trailed 1-0 entering the final five minutes of the middle stanza before scoring twice on the power play, the first from David Krejci (KRAY’-chee) with 4:40 left. Patrice Bergeron put the B’s on top for good with just 3.2 seconds remaining in the period.David Pastrnak (PAHS’-tur-nak) had two assists in his return to the lineup. Pastrnak was injured in the series opener.Jarolslav Halak (YAH’-roh-slahv hah-LAHK’) made 23 saves and was perfect after Haydn (HAY’-dehn) Fleury beat him midway through the first period.Nathan MacKinnon’s two goals and two assists were among the Avalanche highlights in a 7-1 drubbing of the Coyotes. MacKinnon scored twice in 58 seconds of the second period to put Colorado up 5-0. — Jayson Tatum pumped in 33 points and the Celtics beat the Philadelphia 76ers, 128-101 to take a 2-0 series lead. Tatum scored a career playoff high for the second straight game after scoring 32 points in the opener Monday. Kemba Walker added 22 points and Jaylen Brown had 20 for the Celtics, who shot 51% from the field and committed just two of their seven turnovers in the first three quarters. Joel Embiid (joh-EHL’ ehm-BEED’) had 34 points and 10 rebounds for the 76ers.— The Jazz and Nuggets are tied at a game apiece after Donovan Mitchell scored 21 of his 30 points in a big third quarter that carried Utah past Denver, 124-105. Mitchell was 10 of 14 from the floor and helped the Jazz increase the lead to 31 in the fourth. His performance was on the heels of scoring a Jazz playoff-record 57 points in a 135-125 overtime loss in Game 1. Jordan Clarkson had a playoff career-high 26 points for the Jazz, who had 32 assists and hit 20 3-pointers.— The Mavericks also knotted their series at one game all by getting a combined 51 points from Luka Doncic (DAHN’-chihch) and Kristaps Porzingis (KRIHS’-tahps pohr-ZIHN’-gihs) in a 127-114 win over the Clippers. Doncic had a team-high 28 points to go with eight rebounds and seven assists, while Porzingis chipped in 23 points and seven boards. The Clippers lost despite Kawhi (kah-WY’) Leonard’s 35 points and 10 rebounds.NHL PLAYOFFSBolts, B’s advance — The Reds turned the tables in the nightcap as Trevor Bauer fired a one-hitter in a 5-0 shutout of Kansas City. Jesse Winker and Eugenio (eh-oo-HEH’-nee-oh) Suarez homered off Matt Harvey, who was making his first major league start in a year.— Matt Carpenter belted a grand slam and five pitchers combined on a two-hitter as the Cardinals rolled to a 9-3 win over the Cubs. Tommy Edman had three hits and Kolten Wong scored four runs in Game 1 of the doubleheader. — In the nightcap at Wrigley Field, David Bote (BOH’-tee) hit a tiebreaking two-run single in the seventh and final inning to send the Cubs past the Cards, 4-2. Winning pitcher Adbert Alzolay limited the reigning division champions to an unearned run and two hits while fanning six over five innings after being recalled from the team’s training site.— The Padres celebrated a 6-3 win over the Rangers after Manny Machado crushed a walk-off, grand slam in the 10th inning. Padres shortstop Fernando Tatis (tah-TEES’) Jr. hit his major league-leading 12th home run of the season.— The Mariners ended the Dodgers’ seven-game winning streak by overcoming three home runs in a 6-4 triumph at Seattle. Austin Nola’s three-run homer and four RBIs trumped solo shots by Max Muncy, Joc Pederson and Cody Bellinger. — The Canadiens forced a sixth game in their first-round series by fending off the Flyers, 5-3. Nick Suzuki snapped a 3-3 stalemate with about nine minutes left, 22 seconds after Joel Farabee tied it for Philadelphia. Joel Armia (joh-EHL’ ahr-MEE’-uh) scored twice, including a short-handed tally 2:53 into the game. Carey Price stopped 26 shots in a physical game that featured numerous scuffles.MLB-SCHEDULEAstros clobber RockiesUNDATED (AP) — No major league team is hotter than the Houston Astros right now.The Astros coasted to their seventh straight win as Carlos Correa and Kyle Tucker combined for seven hits and seven RBIs in a 13-6 pounding of the Rockies. Tucker capped his four-hit, four-RBI performance with a two-run homer in the ninth inning. Correa also homered and drove in three to help Framber Valdez get the win. COLLEGE FOOTBALL-NEWSGeorgia Bulldogs planning to have fans between the hedges UNDATED (AP) — The Georgia Bulldogs are planning to have fans between the hedges this season.Mirroring other schools in the Southeastern Conference, the school announced a ticket plan that would allow 20-25% capacity at Sanford Stadium. That translates to crowds of about 18,500 to 23,000 for Georgia’s four home games.In other college football news: UNDATED (AP) — The Reds put outfielder Nick Senzel on the injured list and reinstated third baseman Mike Moustakas (moos-TAH’-kahs) to face his former team before Wednesday’s doubleheader against the Kansas City Royals. Senzel missed time earlier after reporting symptoms of Covid-19.Moustakas has been out since Aug. 4 because of an injured left quadriceps. He is hitting .238 through seven games.The Reds made even bigger news in the TV booth in Game 1 of Wednesday’s doubleheader with Kansas City. Broadcaster Thom Brennaman used a gay slur during the broadcast.Brennaman used the slur moments after the Fox Sports Ohio broadcast returned from a commercial break before the top of the seventh inning. He did not seem to realize he was already on air.Brennaman apologized on the air during the fifth inning of the second game before leaving the booth. — Notre Dame canceled its Wednesday football practice and might take Thursday off, The decision is in response to the school’s decision to go to online classes because of a coronavirus outbreak on campus with 150 students have tested positive. — Wake Forest all-conference wide receiver Sage Surratt has opted out of the coming season to prepare for the NFL draft amid the coronavirus pandemic. PGA-NORTHERN TRUSTInjured Koepka withdraws from Northern Trust, ending seasonNORTON, Mass. (AP) — Brooks Koepka (KEHP’-kuh) has withdrawn from The Northern Trust with what he described as nagging hip and knee injuries. Koepka was No. 97 in the FedEx Cup standings and would have needed a good week at the TPC Boston to reach the top 70 and advance in the PGA Tour’s postseason. Koepka started the year ranked No. 1 the world but hasn’t won in more than a year. US OPEN-DOUBLESBryan twins not in US Open doublesNEW YORK (AP) — Bob and Mike Bryan are not on the entry list released for men’s doubles at the U.S. Open. This possibly signals the end of the 42-year-old American twins’ record-breaking careers. The Bryans won five of their 16 Grand Slam doubles titles together in New York, most recently in 2014. In other MLB news:— Blue Jays rookie right-hander Nate Pearson has been placed on the 10-day injured list after complaining of elbow tightness following his fourth big league start. Pearson has a 6.61 ERA despite throwing five shutout innings against Washington in his major league debut. NFL-NEWSNFL installs coronavirus committeeUNDATED (AP) — The NFL says it will consult an advisory committee made up of former coaches, general managers and players on such issues as postponing, moving or even canceling games this season due to the coronavirus pandemic. UNDATED (AP) — The Tampa Bay Lightning, Boston Bruins and Colorado Avalanche have advanced to the second round of the Stanley Cup playoffs by earning Game 5 victories.Brayden Point’s goal 5:12 into overtime ended the Lightning’s 5-4 win over the Blue Jackets. Oliver Bjorkstrand gave Columbus a 4-2 lead early in the third period, but Tampa Bay knotted the score on goals by Kevin Shattenkirk and Anthony Cirelli over the final eight minutes of the period. Point’s goal was his second OT tally of the series. He also ended the five-overtime marathon in the opener.Andrei Vasilevskiy (va-sih-LEHV’-skee) stopped 37 shots for the Lightning, who were swept by the Blue Jackets in the first round of last year’s playoffs. August 20, 2020 Update on the latest sports — The Giants notched a 7-2 win over the Angels as Wilmer Flores provided a three-run homer and four RBIs. Austin Slater hit a two-run shot and winning pitcher Johnny Cueto (WAY’-toh) struck out and while giving up two runs over 5 2/3 innings.— The Mets coughed up a 3-1 lead in the eighth before Michael Conforto slammed a two-run homer in the ninth to send New York past the Marlins, 5-3. The Mets’ bullpen blew a win for Jacob deGrom, who struck out seven and allowed four hits over six scoreless innings.— The Braves and Nationals were rained out in Atlanta. The game is now part of a Sept. 4 doubleheader at Truist Park.MLB-NEWSReds put Senzel on IL, reinstate Moustakas Nazem Kadri (KA’-dree) also scored twice for the second straight game to finish with five goals in the series. J.T. Compher had a goal and an assist to back Philipp Grubauer, who turned back 23 shots.Grubauer blanked Arizona until Clayton Keller scored with 13:09 remaining.Darcy Kuemper (KEHMP’-pur) allowed six goals on 30 shots before being replaced by Antti Raanta (AN’-tee RAHN’-tah) in the third period.Elsewhere on Wednesday’s Stanley Cup Playoff schedule:— The defending Stanley Cup champs are one loss away from elimination. St. Louis led 3-1 in Game 5 of their series before J.T. Miller, Jake Virtanen (vur-TAN’-ehn) and Tyler Motte (maht) scored in a 6:23 span of the second period to lift the Canucks past the Blues, 4-3. Motte also had a short-handed score in the first period, but the Blues responded with three straight goals. Jacob Markstom made 36 saves and blanked the Blues after Zach Sanford’s power-play goal 5:51 into the second period.
“Although it may appear unfair to bar actions after the statute of limitations has lapsed, the limitations period serves important policy goals that help to preserve both the integrity of our legal system and the due process rights of individuals,” Rubalcava wrote. “With today’s announcement, the number of plaintiffs has quickly grown to 50 young men who allege they suffered abuse at the hands of Dennis Kelly and an indifferent USC administration,” Kelly Van Aken, a partner at the firm, said in a press release. “Thanks to the efforts of the news media and LGBTQ community, we are seeing more and more men bravely come forward to tell their stories.” Mikayla Kellogg, a partner at the firm, added that she opposes USC’s decision to hire a lobbying firm to work against AB1510, a California State Assembly bill that would allow student survivors of sexual assault at a campus health center a year to bring forward claims of sexual assault even if they are past the state’s statute of limitations. “We are hopeful that the administration changes that have been made in recent months will help make the cultural and institutional changes necessary to protect USC students,” she wrote. The University has yet to issue an official apology regarding the lawsuit as it did following sexual abuse allegations made against former campus gynecologist George Tyndall. “Dr. Kelly did not treat men he knew to be heterosexual or men who were not interested in men in a similar manner and did not penetrate their anuses or perform rectal examinations,” the new complaint read. “It is outrageous USC is the lone opponent of AB1510,” Kellogg said in a press release. “What is even more appalling is USC’s brazen willingness to disregard the well-being of its own students by hiring a powerful San Francisco lobbying firm to try and kill this bill that is supported by a broad coalition of consumer advocacy groups, women’s groups, and civil rights organizations.” With new leadership entering the University, including President-elect Carol Folt who begins her term July 1, Van Aken said she hopes that USC will begin to create positive change. A lawsuit filed in February alleges former campus doctor Dennis Kelly performed unnecessary rectal examinations and asked patients pressing personal questions. Since February, 50 current and former students have come forward. The University acknowledged the lawsuit and allegations in February. “It is shameful that USC has not issued any statement regarding its students and former students’ brave and credible allegations against Dr. Kelly, who we allege targeted USC’s vulnerable LGBTQ community,” Van Aken wrote in an email to the Daily Trojan. The lawsuit alleges that Kelly targeted gay and bisexual men by performing unnecessary rectal examinations and inquiring about their personal sex lives. “We’re working to understand the facts of this matter,” the statement read. “We care deeply about our entire Trojan family, including our LGBTQ+ community, and take this matter very seriously.” In February, Kellogg & Van Aken LLP, a firm that represents most of the plaintiffs in the suit against Kelly and the University, filed its first lawsuit against USC and Kelly, after several victims came forward. In March and April, the original complaint was amended to add 26 new plaintiffs. In a letter obtained by the Daily Trojan, Michelle Rubalcava, senior counsel at Nielsen Merksamer, wrote to Assembly Judiciary Committee Chair Mark Stone on April 1 that USC “strongly opposes” the bill because it is unnecessary and harmful to plaintiffs. Eighteen more current and former students joined a class-action lawsuit against USC and former campus men’s sexual health doctor Dennis Kelly Thursday. A total of 50 men, most of whom identify as gay and bisexual, have come forward with allegations of sexual misconduct and gender discrimination against Kelly.
With its 10,000 square feet of makerspaces, Iovine and Young Hall offers just that. The building also boasts student resources, including 3D printing and fabrication and media labs. And the academy’s resources extend beyond its students’ tenure there — among the first-floor makerspaces is the Alumni Lab, which Manos described as “a big modular room” with workstations that IYA alumni can apply to use for startups and projects. Each room features a glass door that doubles as a dry erase board on which students sketch diagrams, scrawl out ideas and stick Post-It notes. Iovine and Young Hall, or IYH, comprises three floors. The bottom floor is made up of workspaces, the second floor is home to undergraduate classrooms, meeting rooms and conference rooms and the third floor is dedicated to the graduate program’s classrooms. Also on the second floor is a door that opens up to a furnished balcony. When the Iovine and Young Academy opened in 2013, all classes took place in “the Garage,” a collaborative work space on the fourth floor of the Tutor Campus Center. But now, IYA students have a place to officially call home. “We have a really beautiful patio space that faces the natural history museum,” Manos said. “Students can work outside, which is really great for creativity.” The Iovine and Young Hall opened in August after two years of construction — and the space is more than just a collection of classrooms. IYA Assistant Dean for Academic Strategy Matthew Manos said he sees the new building as “a partner in allowing us to realize our curriculum.” Now, things are different. “It was a little hard to sometimes see everything and feel like you could create things in a space that was so cramped and had a lot of limited resources,” Reich said. “And also just having classrooms with little rolly desks, you have to fit like 30 people in a classroom that is only supposed to accommodate like 15 -— it gets a little hard to pay attention sometimes.” With the new lecture halls, Reich said he finds it easier to stay organized and focused during class. “We have, definitely, classrooms, but there’s a few different types of classrooms,” Manos said. “There’s ones that are more lecture-style, there’s ones that are more studio-style where you can kind of make a mess and it’s OK, and then we have a really large makerspace that has all kinds of really cool technology for fabricating or prototyping different ideas that people might have.” IYA student Abigail Africa, a junior in the Academy, said the individual rooms, in contrast to the open space concept of the Garage, provide the opportunity to meet and work in groups more easily. “We have different meeting spaces that the students can use, such as conference rooms and then what we call huddle rooms, which are sort of smaller meeting spaces,” Manos said. Because IYA’s curriculum is hands-on, with an emphasis on collaboration, another key offering of the new building is its meeting rooms. “You can have visitors to a space without disturbing people who are working,” she said. “We have room to spread out. We have all these meeting rooms that you can book.” Casey Reich, a sophomore in IYA, said the more spacious classrooms made the Academy feel more structured. “Before, it was super disruptive if you wanted to have someone over while other groups were working,” Africa said. “Nobody was able to concentrate.” While the building contains traditional classrooms, it also features room for students to work on projects and in groups. Students in IYA study Arts, Technology and the Business of Innovation, a unique major that combines multiple disciplines. Reich said that recently, IYA students have been able to coordinate with the faculty to get equipment for the makerspaces that will allow them to complete projects with fewer hiccups. “We originally started just with one cohort of undergrads, and then as time went on, we’re now onto our sixth cohort,” Manos said. “It really grew, [and] we really needed a home for all of these people to be able to collaborate and make really amazing things together.” With the growth of IYA came the need for a building of its own, Manos said. IYA graduated its first cohort of students in 2018 and continues to admit 25 to 30 undergraduate students each year. The school also offers four minors, including product design, multimedia for designers and entrepreneurs, disruptive innovation and designing for experiences, as well as an online master’s program. Iovine and Young Hall opened to students in August 2019. The new building will be used in addition to the Iovine and Young Academy “Garage” on the fourth floor of TCC, giving students more space and resources. (Aamani Ponnekanti | Daily Trojan) “We’ve got a lot of materials that the students have requested,” Reich said. “We wanted a lathe, so [the dean] got a lathe … I’ve been able to get epoxy. And now we have really nice sewing machines and stuff — like, that is important, and we hadn’t had that before. So, that’s where I really see the big difference.” But according to Africa, it’s not just the improved technology and meeting space that makes Iovine and Young Hall valuable to the school’s students. The building now gives students a place at the University to call their own. “More than anything, it gives us a sense of belonging on campus,” Africa said.
Nenagh Ormond, who started the day in 4th place, defeated Queens 38-25 in Belfast.They scored six tries – Derek Corcoran (2), Lemeki Vaipulu, Fergal Brislane, Mike Fogarty and Peter O’Connor all crossed the line for the victors.Cashel beat Skerries 31-14 at Spafield. They trailed by two points at the break but a strong second-half showing earned them the victory over the Dublin side. Ed Leamy scored two tries for Cashel, Kevin Leamy and Danny Lambe one each as well as being awarded a penalty try.Pat O’Connor kicked three conversions.
Fiona Doyle will be in action in the final of the Women’s 100-metre Breaststroke this evening. That race is due to start shortly before 7pm. The American-born swimmer posted the fifth-fastest time in this morning’s heats, with a new national record time of 25-point-one-nine seconds. His semi final is due to start tonight just before 7.45.Sycerika McMahon placed second in her heat of the womens 200-metre medley, but in a time not fast enough to progress to the semis.
ZENITH BANK WOMEN B’BALLFirst Deepwater Basketball team has forced the Nigeria Basketball Federation (NBBF) to alter some of the fixtures of the ongoing Zenith Bank Women league.The non-arrival of the Lagos-based team has resulted in some alterations of match fixtures.NBBF officials are still hopeful that Deepwater would arrive last night for the competition, hence, the rescheduling of some matches.NBBF Scribe, Augustine Balewa, said all things being equal, Deepwater would be received on arrival.Meanwhile, First Bank of Lagos has continued the domination of the league beating Taraba Hurricanes 100 – 22 points, Delta Force defeated Zamfara Babes 66 – 38 while Coal City girls lost 11 -29 to Sunshine Babes.The IGP Queens on their part outplayed Benue Princess with 81- 63 points.The league continues Wednesday with top teams like First Bank confronting youthful Dolphins side.The NBBF scribe said all efforts were on to ensure the second stage was a hitch-free competition.â€œWe are not relenting. We are working towards getting it right because this is a crucial stage of the competition since some of the teams will be dropped after the Kaduna event,â€ Balewa concluded.Share this:FacebookRedditTwitterPrintPinterestEmailWhatsAppSkypeLinkedInTumblrPocketTelegram