Ivan Perisic struck a sensational winner three minutes from time as Croatia ended Spain’s 14-game unbeaten run at the European Championship to top Group D after a 2-1 victory in Bordeaux yesterday.Spain will now face Italy in the last 16 in Paris on Monday in a repeat of the 2012 final.Alvaro Morata’s early strike got Spain off to a flying start, but, despite the absence of key man Luka Modric through injury, Croatia battled back to equalise before half-time through Nikola Kalinic.Spain captain Sergio Ramos saw a penalty saved by Danijel Subasic 18 minutes from time.And that miss proved vital when Perisic snuck the ball home at David de Gea’s near post.Croatia will meet one of the best third-placed sides in Lens on Saturday.The manner of back-to-back victories over the Czech Republic and Turkey had seen Spain installed as bookies’ favourites to win an unprecedented third successive European Championship. Morata’s return to European champions Real Madrid from Juventus had been confirmed earlier on Tuesday.And he moved level with club teammate Gareth Bale on three goals in the fight for the golden boot by finishing off a slick Spanish move after seven minutes.David Silva’s cute reverse pass picked out Cesc Fabregas’s run and the Chelsea midfielder’s cross was tapped into an empty net by Morata.Spain looked rarely troubled at the back in their opening two games, but were given plenty of problems by Croatia despite the absence of star midfielder Modric.Kalinic stung the palms of David de Gea before forcing an error from the Manchester United ‘keeper as he dallied.The loose ball fell to Ivan Rakitic and his brilliant chipped effort floated over Barcelona teammate Gerard Pique on the line before coming back off both the crossbar and post.Morata had a great chance to double Spain’s lead when he failed to control Fabregas’s fine through ball with just Subasic to beat.However, Vicente Del Bosque’s men were pegged back right on half-time when Perisic’s cross from the left was delightfully flicked home by Kalinic.It was the first time Spain had conceded in 11 competitive games stretching back to October 2014 and first time they had conceded in the Euros for a record 733 minutes.The goal seemed to knock Spain out of their stride as Croatia pushed them onto the back foot at the start of the second period.De Gea saved from Tin Jedvaj to atone for his own error in flapping at a cross before Marko Pjaca sent an acrobatic effort just wide from the rebound.Pjaca also had claims for a penalty waved away as Croatia threatened the goal that would have taken them top of the group.Del Bosque responded by withdrawing front two Nolito and Morata for the more physical presence of Bruno Soriano and Aritz Aduriz.Spain were then handed a great chance to retake the lead when referee Bjorn Kuipers adjudged Silva had been pushed by Sime Vrsaljko inside the area.Modric appeared to send on a message to Subasic when he saw his Real Madrid teammate Ramos step up to take the spot-kick.And Subasic got lucky as his penalty save was allowed to stand despite the fact he had encroached well before Ramos took aim.Croatia took full advantage to blow the tournament wide open as Perisic lashed home to round off a clinical counter-attack leaving Spain, Italy, Germany, France and England all on the bottom-half of the last-16 draw.Share this:FacebookRedditTwitterPrintPinterestEmailWhatsAppSkypeLinkedInTumblrPocketTelegram
The Planning and Land Use Management committee approved Wednesday an amended proposal for renovating the University Village during a meeting at Los Angeles City Hall.Councilman Ed Reyes, a member of the committee, said USC’s cooperation led to the approval. About 200 stakeholders attended the meeting, most of whom were in support of USC’s $1 billion plan to create new retail space and student housing in the University Village.The vote followed an agreement between local representatives that USC pay $20 million in benefits to preserve affordable housing. The university originally allocated $2 million but has increased the figure during months of negotiations.The university also agreed to providing residents priority in the hiring process and creating a counseling service within the Gould School of Law for residents with tenant-landlord conflicts.Patricia Alarcon, executive assistant for local government relations for USC, said the decision will benefit both USC and the surrounding community.“It’s wonderful that this is going to move forward because it has been nine years in the making,” Alarcon said. “This is a win-win for USC and the community.”Several union representatives expressed support for the project because the university said it plans to use contractors who hire union members. About a dozen business owners who currently work in the University Village, however, voiced concerns over the future of their businesses.Wendy’s franchise owner Ketan Sharma, who employs 35 people, said the current proposal does not adequately address concerns over the future of his business, which he has owned for 22 years.“Sixty percent of my business is drive-thru, but USC has not guaranteed I can keep it,” Sharma said. “The only guarantee is that they will talk before demolition — the first right of refusal as it is has no teeth in it. This keeps me awake at night.”Working with local stakeholders has been a priority for the university, Alarcon said.“USC has from the beginning known that it was important for community members to be present at these discussions,” Alarcon said. “From day one, USC has listened to members of the community and responded to their comments.”Rachel Bracker contributed to this report.
The University of Wisconsin men’s hockey team (7-10-1, 2-7-1-1 Big Ten) dropped both games in East Lansing Friday and Saturday night against the Michigan State Spartans (8-7-1, 6-3-1).In the first matchup, Spartans’ goalie John Lethemon held firm throughout, shutting out Wisconsin en route to a 3–0 win. Saturday was a much closer affair, but Michigan State still found their way on top in a 5–4 overtime victory.Men’s Hockey: Inconsistencies continue to plague Wisconsin against MinnesotaThe No. 19 University of Wisconsin men’s hockey team (6-7-1, 1-4-1-1 Big Ten) struggled immensely against the University of Minnesota Read…Lethemon put on an amazing performance Friday night, turning back a total of 41 Badger shots on goal, including a few point-blank opportunities.Wisconsin forward Alex Turcotte was denied on three chances near the net, and fellow freshman frontliner Cole Caufield rung the post twice but never finished.On top of that, more missed opportunities from junior forwards Sean Dhooghe and Linus Weissbach meant the defense really didn’t have much to work with.With 8:11 left on the clock in the first, MSU junior Tommy Miller scored his first goal of the season after putting home a pass from Logan Lambdin. It was the only score of the period and gave Michigan State a 1–0 advantage.In the second, Spartan freshman Jagger Joshua and junior Brody Stevens found the back of the net to open it up to 3–0.UW goalkeeper Daniel Lebedeff turned back 20 of 23 shots through two periods, but was pulled in favor of senior Jack Berry. Berry shut out MSU in the third, but it didn’t make much of a difference as the Spartans held their lead.Men’s Hockey: Inside Caufield’s early experiences as a BadgerThe immense hard work of Wisconsin Hockey’s recruitment has finally paid off. Freshman forward Cole Caufield is climbing the ladder Read…Wisconsin came out with a little more firepower Saturday night and jumped out to an early 1–0 lead when Ty Pelton-Bryce tucked one home at the 11:00 mark in the first.Just a minute into the second, Spartan forward Patrick Khodorenko evened it back up. Wisconsin wasn’t done, though, and Caufield scored back-to-back goals within eight minutes of each other to push the lead out to 3–1.But it was a game of runs, and Michigan State went on a big one through the third period. Mitch Lewandowski scored a goal early in the period before adding another just a few minutes later.In between Lewandowski’s goals, a short-handed goal from Sam Saliba turned the tables upside-down.Men’s Hockey: Crease Creatures craziest student section in hockeyThe No. 7 University of Wisconsin men’s hockey team (4-2-0, 0-0-0 Big Ten) has impressed in a major way through Read…After taking a 4–3 lead, the Spartans played conservatively to try to run out the clock. It gave Wisconsin the ability to put the pressure on, and with just 21 seconds left before the final buzzer, Wyatt Kalynuk sent the puck top-shelf to force overtime.Extra time didn’t last long and saw MSU work the puck around the offensive zone before Khodorenko went far corner to send Spartan fans home happy with a 5–4 win.It was a crucial series for a UW squad who faced falling out of the top 20 with losses. Now, the Badgers will have to fight their way back in after a red-hot start to the season had people talking about them as one of the top teams in college hockey.They’ll have to wait almost a month, but will return home Jan. 10 and 11 for a home series with The Ohio State University. The break should give the Badgers some time to figure out what has gone wrong in their last month of play.
Freshman driver Orestis Apergi has scored in 9 games for 13 goals this season. (Josh Dunst | Daily Trojan)This weekend, the No. 3 USC men’s water polo team will travel to Stanford to battle in the Mountain Pacific Invitational and face off against the Air Force Falcons for the first time this season. The event will take place throughout the weekend and kick off with the Trojans playing the Falcons. The match against the Falcons will be the Trojans’ first major tournament of the year. A win would put USC up against the winner of Friday’s Long Beach State vs. UC Davis game to continue group play at 8 a.m. on Saturday. The Mountain Pacific Invitational will kick off with the winner of Friday’s match to compete on Saturday morning and potentially move in to the semifinals at 2:40 p.m. that same afternoon, with Sunday featuring the championship game at 2:30 p.m. preceded by a 1 p.m. third-place game.The 16-team tournament features 11 of the top 12 teams in the nation. USC will be entering the tournament as a top seed with an outstanding season overall record of 18-1 after last weekend’s devastating loss against Stanford where USC broke its 17-game winning streak. The loss to Stanford dropped USC to No. 3 in the nation.The last time the Trojans competed against the Falcons was back in 1982. Friday’s match against the Falcons will be the 21st time in the history of the series that the opposing teams have met. At their last meeting in 2014, the Trojans defeated the Falcons, 20-7. USC started the season undefeated and managed to snag the No.1 position just two weeks in. The Trojans concluded their 2017 season at No. 2 in the land after reaching the NCAA final for the 13th consecutive season.This season has not only started with a winning streak but has introduced a handful of new faces to the roster. One notable newcomer is freshman driver Hannes Daube. Daube’s presence in the water has not gone unnoticed. The 6-foot-5 freshman driver has recently been selected MPSF Newcomer of the Week for the third time this season. “Older guys, they have more experience, they help me in meetings, pregame, postgame, and give me little clues, and help me stay positive,” Daube said.The Air Force is currently 4-9 overall this season and recently won against Santa Clara University last weekend.Much like USC’s roster, the Falcons have notable freshmen dominating in the water. Air Force freshman goalie Anthony Tolbert made five saves and had a steal in their last match against Santa Clara. In that same match, freshman utility Henry Yavitt led the Falcons with four assists and also won all four of his sprints.“Our defense is gonna be our main focus, not letting the center get the ball,” Daube said.
Anthony Davis injury update: Pelicans star to see hand specialist, could miss 2-4 weeks, report says “We will proceed with caution as it pertains to Anthony,” Paul told ESPN.The Pelicans play the Rockets on the road Tuesday.Davis is averaging 29.3 points, 13.3 rebounds and 2.6 blocks this season. Pelicans fans got some good news Wednesday.Anthony Davis’ agent, Rich Paul, told ESPN the Pelicans center could be back as early as next week after missing Monday’s game with a volar plate avulsion fracture on his left index finger. DeMarcus Cousins: Tandem with Anthony Davis ‘could have been something great’ “It’s a better outcome than we originally feared,” Paul said.After conferring with a specialists, Pelicans star Anthony Davis could return as soon as next week with finger injury and will be re-evaluated again on Friday, agent Rich Paul tells ESPN. “It’s a better outcome than we originally feared,” Paul says.— Adrian Wojnarowski (@wojespn) January 23, 2019It was originally reported Davis could miss two to four weeks with the injury. Related News Davis will be re-evaluated Friday and then again every subsequent 48 to 72 hours.If he were to miss the weekend he would be out for games against the Pistons on Wednesday, the Thunder on Thursday and the Spurs on Saturday.
8. Wisconsin (4-0)The Badgers had a bit of an emotional letdown against Northwestern in a 24-15 victory made possible by a salty defense that returned a fumble and had an interception return for a touchdown. Wisconsin has allowed just 7.3 points per game through the first month of the season, and quarterback Jack Coan has just one interception. The Badgers should improve to 5-0 with another home game against Kent State next.9. Florida (5-0)The Gators shut out Towson 38-0 to maintain their top-10 spot, and Kyle Trask hit 18 of 20 passes for 188 yards and a pair of touchdowns. Florida has allowed 21 points or fewer this season. That defense will get tested against Auburn, but at least it’s at The Swamp.10. Penn State (4-0)The Nittany Lions are back in the top 10 after throttling Maryland 59-0. Sean Clifford continues to exceed expectations as a first-time starter for an offense that averages 50 points per game, and the defense ranks second in nationally by allowing 7.5 points per game. Penn State might just be able to challenge Ohio State again for the Big Ten East. The Nittany Lions get a home game this week before three straight games against ranked opponents (Iowa, Michigan, Michigan State). September is over, and the College Football Playoff picture is coming into focus heading into the second month of the season.The top six of Clemson, Alabama, Georgia, Ohio State, Oklahoma and LSU shuffled through the first month, but we’re still looking for a team to break through that elite group of contenders. Penn State, which is off to a 4-0 start after a 59-0 victory against Maryland, is the latest team to move into the top 10. MORE: Week 6 bowl projectionsSporting News breaks down the Playoff picture every week; here’s how it looks heading into Week 6, which brings a much better schedule.College Football Playoff: Four in1. Alabama (5-0)Alabama’s record-setting offensive machine has everyone else in the SEC on notice. Tua Tagovailoa passed for 418 yards and six touchdowns, and DeVonta Smith had 274 yards and five scores in a 59-31 victory against Ole Miss. The Crimson Tide has looked better than Clemson at this point, even if there are nitpicks across the board. Alabama has a bye week to prepare for a road trip to Texas A&M on Oct. 12.2. Clemson (5-0)The Tigers bump down to the second spot after a 21-20 scare on the road against North Carolina. Trevor Lawrence made the plays in crunch time, but Clemson averaged 4.0 yards per carry and the defense gave up the would-be game-tying score late. The Tigers were tested in ACC play, and the bye week comes at the right time. Clemson will come back fresh in a home game against Florida State on Oct. 12.3. Ohio State (5-0)The Buckeyes silenced Nebraska with 38 first-half-points in a 48-7 blowout. Justin Fields continued to improve and looks like a viable Heisman candidate. The running game and defense are operating at a high level. Ryan Day is a coach of the year candidate, and this is a team that looks built to challenge Alabama and Clemson at the top. A test against Michigan State’s defense should show how good the offense really is.4. Georgia (4-0)The Bulldogs had a bye week after their top-10 showdown with Notre Dame. The offense is getting the most attention based on a rushing attack that averages 6.9 yards per attempt, but the defense has improved in allowing just 10 points per game. Ten different Georgia players have at least a share of a sack. Georgia picks back up at Tennessee. The Bulldogs have won the last two meetings by an average of 33.5 points per game.MORE: Top 10 college football storylines of OctoberCollege Football Playoff: First two out5. Oklahoma (4-0)Jalen Hurts continued his statistical onslaught with 485 total yards of offense in a 55-16 victory against Texas Tech, and the only downer was an injury to running back Kennedy Brooks. CeeDee Lamb and Charleston Rambo combined for nine catches for 307 yards in the victory. The Sooners will look to keep it rolling at Kansas before the Red River Rivalry with Texas.6. LSU (4-0)The Tigers had a bye week after an impressive 4-0 start where the offense put up a FBS-best 57.8 points per game. Joe Burrow continues to be in the Heisman conversation, and he has three different receivers with five or more receiving touchdowns in Ja’Marr Chase, Justin Jefferson and Terrace Marshall Jr. The defense is allowing 23.3 ppg, which is a concern that will be ironed out against Utah State and quarterback Jordan Love.MORE: SN Week 6 college football rankingsCollege Football Playoff: Four to watch7. Auburn (5-0)There was no letdown for the Tigers after last week’s victory at Texas A&M. Auburn routed Mississippi State 56-23 behind a strong outing from quarterback Bo Nix (16 of 21, 335 yards, two touchdowns), a productive rushing attack that piled up 217 yards and six scores and a defense that flew around the field. The Tigers No. 9 Florida next, the first of what could be four top-10 showdowns this season. They remain the chaos team, and with good reason.
Facebook8Tweet0Pin0Submitted by Dispute Resolution Center of Thurston CountyThe Dispute Resolution Center of Thurston County (DRC) is seeking nominations for the 2019 Evan Ferber Peacemaker Leadership Award.This annual award recognizes individuals who have demonstrated extraordinary leadership in promoting peaceful dispute resolution and civility.Established in honor of Founding Executive Director Evan Ferber, the award will be presented at The Toast, the DRC’s annual fundraiser, on Sunday, April 14th, 2019.The DRC welcomes and encourages members of the community to submit nominations for this award.The nomination form is available on the DRC’s website. Direct Link to Nomination Form can be found here.The deadline for submitting nominations is February 28.
OCEANPORT – New Jersey Library Association (NJLA) officials presented $1,942 checks to three Monmouth County libraries – Oceanport, Sea Bright and Monmouth Beach – that were damaged last year during Super Storm Sandy.During a ceremony at the Oceanport Library last month, NJLA Executive Director Patricia Tumulty and NJLA President Eileen Palmer gave the checks to Monmouth County library officials, including Freeholder Lillian G. Burry, library liaison, and Monmouth County Library Commission Chair Renee B. Swartz.Monmouth County Library Board Chairwoman Renee B. Swartz, Freeholder Lillian Burry, Oceanport Branch Manager Katie Kenny, Sea Bright Library Director Joan Walsh and Monmouth Beach Library Director Judith Bakos.“We are touched by all the people who donated to our libraries damaged by Sandy, and we thank them for their generosity,” Burry said. “We all know how much the residents in Sea Bright, Monmouth Beach and Oceanport value their libraries, and the money will be put to good use.”Burry noted that many of the Monmouth County library branches and member libraries were able to act as “ports in the storm” during Sandy, offering residents a warm and dry refuge with a place to charge their electronic devices and use public computers.Swartz emphasized the Monmouth County library’s increasing role in the community. “Hurricane Sandy was yet another example of how the library in recent years has evolved and expanded, so that the library now functions as a true community center for residents,” Swartz saud.Palmer said the NJLA received calls from people all over the country – and from as far away as Scotland – who wished to help New Jersey libraries damaged by Super Storm Sandy. As a result, the NJLA took in more than $13,000 in donations and formed the Save Our New Jersey Libraries fund, according to Tumulty.The money raised is being equally distributed to the seven libraries throughout the state that were damaged by the storm. Each library will receive $1,942.Oceanport branch manager Katie Kenny, Monmouth Beach Library director Judith Bakos and Sea Bright Library director Joan Walsh accepted the checks.The Oceanport Library, which was flooded with almost 2 feet of water from the Shrewsbury River during Sandy, was closed for renovation for almost nine months, and reopened on July 1.The library on Ocean Avenue in Sea Bright was severely damaged by the storm’s tidal surge, but borough officials are currently renovating the building.The Monmouth Beach Library is now operating out of a room in the Monmouth Beach Borough Hall until a decision is more about a permanent placement.
Mallard’s Source for Sports would like to salute the work of the students with Team of the Week honours.Prior to the classes hitting the streets, students stopped for a team photo by Madeleine Guenette. Three Kootenay Lake schools banded together to raise awareness for Earth Day 2013.Students from Wildflower, South Nelson and Trafalgar took to the streets of Nelson to stencil warnings on storm drains and pick up garbage on streets, tracks and parks in the city.
In fight vs corruption, Duterte now points to Ayala, MVP companies as ‘big fish’ LATEST STORIES An explosive sport in which players acrobatically contort their bodies to launch a rattan ball over a net using their feet, head or chest with the sort of skill that would make Lionel Messi proud.Bridge Yes, the card game. For many, impenetrably complicated and lacking the sex appeal of poker. Bridge, which conjures images of cucumber sandwiches and rainy afternoons in village halls, is making its Games debut.Billionaire tobacco tycoon Michael Bambang Hartono, 78, will be Indonesia’s richest competitor — but still not the oldest. That honor goes to Malaysia’s 81-year-old player Lee Hung Fong.Kabaddi A tag-meets-rugby contact sport rooted in Indian mythology and said to date back 5,000 years, kabaddi has proven a fan favorite — although India has won every gold medal since it became an Asian Games sport 28 years ago.The game requires yoga-like breathing skills as two seven-player teams send a raider into enemy territory to tag an opponent before returning to safety -– all while chanting “kabaddi, kabaddi” to prove they’re not using more than one puff.ADVERTISEMENT The term pencak silat describes hundreds of indigenous combat styles in Southeast Asia, with fighters wielding a terrifying array of weapons such as knives, sickles and machetes. Not for the faint-hearted. Sambo A Russian-Soviet form of fighting developed by the Red Army a few years after the Bolshevik revolution in 1917 to sharpen hand-to-hand combat skills.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSGinebra beats Meralco again to capture PBA Governors’ Cup titleSPORTSJapeth Aguilar wins 1st PBA Finals MVP award for GinebraSPORTSTim Cone still willing to coach Gilas but admits decision won’t be ‘simple yes or no’The sport’s name is an acronym of the Russian for “unarmed self defense” and points are awarded for throws and submissions.Sepak takraw Wildly popular in southeast Asia, this gravity-defying form of “foot volleyball” has become an Asian Games smash-hit since it was first introduced in 1990 and is largely dominated by Thailand. Gov’t in no rush to rescue animals in Taal Palace OKs total deployment ban on Kuwait OFWs Kurash An ancient form of wrestling from Uzbekistan which historians claim dates back thousands of years, kurash was a training technique for soldiers of 14th-century conqueror Amir Timur, whose empire stretched from Persia to central Asia.Like sumo, though less roly-poly in nature, kurash focuses on strength and stamina. Wrestlers use towels to hold their opponents, and bouts are won by throwing or tripping an opponent onto their back.Tenpin bowling Viewed by many as cartoon character Homer Simpson’s idea of a workout, bowling has been an Asian Games event since 1978.South Korea in particular takes it super-seriously and has won almost twice as many gold medals as closest challengers, Japan — perhaps proving that bowling is more than just a beery after-work hobby spent wearing someone else’s shoes.Jet-ski Better known as the flash pursuit of the glitterati in sun-splashed sea resorts, jet-ski is another of the 10 sports that are appearing at the Asian Games for the first time.Indonesia expects local star Aero Aswar, the world champion in the runabout stock category in 2014 and runner-up in 2017, to lead the hosts to gold.Paragliding Another one for the adrenaline junkies, paragliders will take the skies for the first time at an Asian Games.The sport has come under scrutiny following the death of 44-year-old Hong Kong flier Patrick Chung. Hong Kong paraglider Cheung Yuk-wah also pulled out of the Games after crashing into a lake in Austria, according to local media.Dragon boatingBelieved to date back to more than 2,000 years, when it started in south-central China, the ancient sport of dragon boat racing retains many ceremonial and religious overtones.China and Indonesia have won three gold medals apiece since the colorful sport made its Asian Games debut in 2010 and they will be the teams to beat again, although the gap to their challengers has closed in recent years. Almohaidib Abad and Alfau Jan Abad (L) of Philippines perform during men’s double final of Asian Games 2018 test event in Jakarta on February 14, 2018. AFP PHOTO / BAY ISMOYOJAKARTA—Anyone for sepak takraw? Or perhaps a spot of bridge? 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