FastCat has sailed a total six trips to transport the LSIs back in this province. “The passengers were fetched by the vehicles of their respective local government units (LGUs) after arriving at the port,” said Saylo. Gov. Rhodora Cadio said on June 23 the trip was made after the provincial government agreed to the request of remaining Antiqueño students and displaced workers in Metro Manila.“This trip was the last because the students and displaced workers who really needed the help to come home are already in this province,” she said. The FastCat roll-on, roll-off vessel carrying the LSIs docked at the Lipara port in the municipality of Culasi on June 25, said provincial information officer Junlie Saylo. For the other Antiqueños who also want to go home, they could buy tickets since the Antique airport in this capital town will have a commercial flight on June 28. SAN JOSE, Antique – The last batch of 195 Antiqueño locally stranded individuals (LSIs) returned home from Metro Manila.The LSIs availed themselves of the “Uli Antique (Antique Repatriation)” program which was provided free by the provincial government. A total of 1,134 Antiqueños have availed themselves of the free repatriation program which started on June 8. The LSIs would have to undergo the required 14-day quarantine in the isolation facilities prepared by their LGUs, he added. A total of 195 Antiqueño locally stranded individuals arrive home from Metro Manila via a roll-on, roll-off vessel that docked at the Lipata port in Culasi town on June 25. They were the last batch to benefit from the “Uli Antique” program of the provincial government. PROVINCE OF ANTIQUE FB PAGE On its last trip back to Batangas, the RoRo vessel transported 100 passengers working in Manila.(With a report from PNA/PN)
Washington D.C. — The United States Department of Agriculture has added an interactive feature to the rural opioid misuse website.The new interactive map is here.The map shares models to combat abuse and roundtable information from other communities.
Loading… The Saudi Arabian-backed consortium is waiting for approval to complete their takeover – though transfer plans are already underway. Gazzetta dello Sport says a €55m offer has been lodged with Lazio for Immobile, who is also in talks about personal terms. A five-year contract, worth €8m-a-season, has been tabled.Advertisement Newcastle United’s incoming owners have launched a bid for Lazio striker Ciro Immobile. read also:Serie A: Immobile nets hat-trick as Lazio thrash Sampdoria to keep title chase alive Newcastle’s offer is worth double what he is currently on. Immobile’s deal runs to 2023. FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmail分享
25-24 25-21 ECVB Freshmen have yet to start off a match with energy and intensity and that was the case once again Saturday against Madison. With all levels in our program it is vital we focus on our side of the net and bettering ourselves everyday with every opportunity we are given. Madison continued to pursue for points with positivity and effort, an attitude many athletes could learn from. I was proud that ECVB picked up the energy and finished the match 2-0.ECVB Freshmen are now 5-0 on the season.Next up, Oldenburg Academy Thursday at 5 pm. ECVB hosted Madison on Saturday. All three teams came out on top. Varsity won with the scores of 25-9, 25-14, 25-12. ECVB vs Madison 9-7-19‘It wasn’t the most entertaining game on our side of the court. We served tough but lacked enthusiasm most of the match. It wasn’t until senior Molly Gregg broke the school record for career assists that everyone on the court started playing with a purpose. On the scoreboard it looks like we played extremely well, but on tape, it’s just not as fun to watch as you’d expect. We have a long way to go in a short amount of time, but if any team is capable of doing it, it will be this team. They’ve come leaps and bounds so far this season and I have no doubt that they will find a way to push through.’ Trojans Coach Cassie Laker. As mentioned, senior Molly Gregg broke a 13 year school record previously held by Karyn Powell. Molly recorded 19 assists in yesterday’s match, but the 17th assist was the one with meaning. On her 17th assist, she became the new school leader for career assists. The previous record was 1,801 and Molly has 1,804 and counting. We look forward to her breaking through the 2,000 assist mark before she closes out her career at EC. Truly, no one works harder than her and it’s been that way for four years. I could probably count on one hand how many volleyball events she’s missed in four years, in season and out of season. She’s committed, dedicated, and loves the game that she had no choice but to grow up around with 6 older sisters who all played volleyball as well. If anyone deserves this honor, it’s her. Varsity is now 10-4 on the season. Next up: Saturday both JV and Varsity travel to Zionsville for the first year. We will be participating in their invitational. ECVB Freshmen vs. Madison2-0 25-20 25-14 ECVB JV vs. Madison 2-0 Saturday the girls learned that the effort they put in is the result they get in return. Even though it is in the book as a victory the girls were pushed by a very determined Madison team. The girls have finally begun to realize that wins are not going to be handed to them. Alot of their successes come from energy, communication, and crucial teamwork. When those areas lack, then their play lacks. Growth comes from experience and with every match there are new lessons the girls take away from and all in all that’s what it’s all about. ECVB JV is now 9-1 on the season and 4-0 in the EIAC.
Four police officers were killed in a knife attack at Paris police headquarters by a man who was then shot dead, say French reports.The event appears to be a case of workplace violence.The assailant was an administrative intelligence employee at police headquarters who was “death and dumb.”French reports say the assailant went on the rampage with a ceramic knife, stabbing several colleagues in his office and the surrounding area before being shot dead by an officer.Police sources said the assailant was “in conflict” with his superiors.The police headquarter’s on the île de la Cité has been cordoned off and emergency services and interior minister Christophe Castaner and prime minister Edouard Philippe, have arrived at the scene.
The Latest: Cardinals Chandler Jones donating 150,000 meals Packers officials said the closure would continue until that order expires or until a superseding order is issued.This closure also applies to the Packers’ pro shop and the Packers Hall of Fame as well as any team-run public activities in Titletown, a complex of shops and restaurants near the stadium.Packers officials said Lambeau Field and Titletown will only have essential personnel in place for non-public operations of the facilities. Most of the other Packers personnel will continue to work remotely as duties permit.The Packers had announced March 13 they were closing their businesses to the public for two weeks. This move continues those closures.___ Jones said in a statement that “these are really tough times and it is important for me to do my part and help out both here in Arizona and back at home in New York. There are a lot of people in need and everything we can do as a community makes a difference.”Jones set a Cardinals franchise record with 19 sacks last season.___The Chicago White Sox and Bulls have teamed up to commit $200,000 to support the Chicago Community COVID-19 Response Fund.The fund launched by the Chicago Community Trust along with the city and United Way supports nonprofit organizations and agencies providing services to the most vulnerable during the pandemic. That includes food and basic supplies and cash transfers as well as help with rent, mortgage and utilities. Share This StoryFacebookTwitteremailPrintLinkedinRedditThe Latest on the effects of the coronavirus outbreak on sports around the world:___Arizona Cardinals All-Pro linebacker Chandler Jones is donating 150,000 meals to food banks in Arizona and his hometown of Endicott, New York, to help families dealing with the coronavirus pandemic. Bayern CEO Karl-Heinz Rummenigge says “in these difficult times, it’s important that the stronger shoulders support the weaker shoulders.”___Paris Saint-Germain is selling a new jersey online with the profits going to local hospitals and nursing staff dealing with the coronavirus outbreak.The French champion’s jersey bears the emblem “Tous Unis” (All United) on the front.A total of 262,500 euros (about $288,000) will be raised if all 1,500 jerseys priced at 175 euros ($192) are sold. The federation says Guler and Dumlupinar are being treated in the hospital. Two other boxers who complained of high fever are awaiting the results of their tests.___More AP sports: https://apnews.com/apf-sports and https://twitter.com/AP_Sports,Tampa Bay Lightning advance to face Dallas Stars in Stanley Cup finals, beating New York Islanders 2-1 in OT in Game 6 March 26, 2020 The Padres also said they would partner with Phil’s BBQ, a local chain with a concession stand at Petco Park, to provide lunch for UCSD Healthcare and San Diego Blood Bank employees and volunteers.Some Padres players have been using Petco Park for workouts since Monday. They are limited to small groups and must follow social distancing guidelines.___The NCAA will distribute $225 million to its Division I members in June’.That total is $375 million less than had been budgeted this year because the coronavirus outbreak forced the cancellation of the men’s basketball tournament. The NCAA says $50 million of the payout will come from its reserve fund. A $270 million event cancellation insurance policy will be used to pay off a line credit that will cover the remaining distribution.___Denver Broncos general manager John Elway is donating $50,000 to the Colorado COVID Relief Fund.Elway’s personal donation follows a $500,000 donation by the team.Colorado Gov. Jared Polis said in a statement: “Year after year, Coloradans have supported our Denver Broncos, and today I am beyond proud to thank the Denver Broncos for their support of Coloradans in our time of need.” That race will now be run on July 4, a day before NASCAR races at The Brickyard.___Hall of Fame jockey Javier Castellano says he has tested positive for the coronavirus and will be in quarantine for two weeks.Castellano tested positive as part of a physical that officials at Gulfstream Park mandated as a prerequisite before being cleared to ride in Saturday’s Florida Derby. Castellano says that he has not had “known contact with anyone that has tested positive.”Castellano last rode on March 15, when he had two mounts at Gulfstream. He returned to New York to see family afterward and was scheduled to ride at Gulfstream this weekend. ___The Turkish Boxing Federation says national team member Serhat Guler and trainer Seyfullah Dumlupinar tested positive for the coronavirus after returning from an Olympic qualifying competition in London.The federation says the boxing team went to a training camp in Sheffield on March 3 to prepare for the competition and traveled to London on March 11. All team members stayed at the same hotel and ate at the same cafeteria.The IOC is running the qualifying competitions for boxing because governing body AIBA has been suspended.The Turkish team competed on March 15 and 16 and returned home on March 17 after the IOC halted the competition. All team members were quarantined on return. ___Saints quarterback Drew Brees says he and his wife, Brittany, will donate $5 million to help Louisiana businesses and communities contend with challenges brought on by the rapid transmission of the coronavirus in the state.Brees, who posted his pledge on a social media account on Thursday, says the money will help several restaurants in which he has an ownership stake as well as a major hospital chain and charities like Second Harvest Food Bank to deliver about 10,000 meals per day to people in need.Brees says he hopes to fund the program “for as long as it takes to children on meal programs, seniors, and families in need,” adding, “Let’s all do our part, maintain hope, and get through this together.”The quarterback and his wife run the Brees Dream foundation, which has spent tens of millions helping to fund charitable endeavors in New Orleans and surrounding areas along the Gulf Coast. Most of those efforts have focused on improving learning and recreational opportunities for children as well as health and wellness for children and seniors. It’s unclear if Castellano could have ridden at Gulfstream this weekend even if the physical had not found that he has the coronavirus. Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis issued an executive order earlier this week calling for anyone who flies to Florida from New York City or the surrounding areas to self-quarantine for 14 days.— Reporting by AP Sports Writer Tim Reynolds in Miami___Louisville says the father of junior wide receiver Corey Reed Jr. died Wednesday morning from coronavirus in an Atlanta hospital. Corey Reed Sr. was 43.Cardinals coach Scott Satterfield expressed “deepest condolences” to Reed and his family in a release and said the program is there to support them. Satterfield added, “This horrible virus has affected so many people, and it’s even more difficult when it touches someone in the UofL football family.” Soccer United Marketing, the wing of Major League Soccer that was promoting the match, said Thursday the federations will attempt to reschedule the game before the World Cup in November 2022.___The Italian soccer federation has offered up its hotel and auditorium for people having their health monitored amid the coronavirus outbreak.The facilities outside Florence are normally used by Italy’s national soccer teams and also host high-level courses for coaches and sporting directors.Federation president Gabriele Gravina says “now that we are not playing soccer, to return to doing so we need to win together the most important match against coronavirus.” Reed caught eight passes for 145 yards in 13 games in 2017 and played in two contests the next season. He returned to Louisville this spring after transferring to Iowa Western Community College.___Rafael Nadal and Pau Gasol have launched a campaign to encourage donations in the hope of raising 11 million euros ($12.1 million) to help Spain fight the coronavirus.The tennis and basketball stars said in videos posted on social media that they are supporting a Red Cross fundraising effort to help with the public health crisis.Nadal and Gasol say they have made donations and urged others to follow their lead. Former Spain goalkeeper Iker Casillas quickly said he would pitch in. PSG president Nasser al-Khelaifi says “we can only be sensitive to and grateful for the astounding work” that medical staff on the front line have done against the virus.___The Spanish Grand Prix on the MotoGP circuit scheduled for May 3 has been postponed because of the coronavirus outbreak.It is the fifth MotoGP race to be canceled or postponed.The next race at risk is the French Grand Prix on May 17 at Le Mans. A World Cup event in Valencia had been scheduled for the next day. It’s the seventh World Cup race to be postponed.The International Triathlon Union says it will try to find new dates for both.The university worlds were to be staged on June 27-28 in Kecskemet.___A soccer exhibition between Mexico and Colombia on May 30 at Denver has been canceled because of the new coronavirus pandemic. Nadal says “I believe that we are who we are in large part thanks to your support and now we have to be there for you.”Spain has 56,188 infections and more than 4,000 fatalities from the virus.___Two major triathlons in Spain have been postponed and the world university triathlon championship in Hungary has been canceled because of the coronavirus outbreak.The Olympic mixed relay qualifying race had already been relocated to Valencia from Chengdu, China, and was scheduled for May 1. Italy has nearly 75,000 infections and more than 7,500 fatalities from the virus.___Real Madrid and Spanish sports authorities say the Santiago Bernabeu Stadium will be used to store donations of medical supplies to help combat the coronavirus outbreak.The soccer club says it will use the stadium to store private donations. They will then be distributed by government authorities to hospitals.Spain has 56,188 infections and more than 4,000 fatalities from the COVID-19 virus. ___The Indianapolis 500 scheduled for May 24 has been postponed until August because of the coronavirus pandemic and won’t run on Memorial Day weekend for the first time since 1946. The race will instead be held Aug. 23. It was an inevitable decision but still had to be difficult for Roger Penske, who completed his purchase of Indianapolis Motor Speedway and IndyCar in January and has already pumped millions into capital improvements to ready the historic venue for its first 500 under new ownership. IndyCar was supposed to resume racing May 9 on the road course at Indianapolis. Associated Press Civic groups, businesses and individuals are donating much-needed masks and any material that can used to make protective gear for doctors and nurses.___Four German soccer clubs have pledged 20 million euros ($21.9 million) to support other teams struggling to stay afloat after games in the country were suspended because of the coronavirus outbreak.Bayern Munich, Borussia Dortmund, Leipzig and Bayer Leverkusen will forgo 12.5 million euros ($13.7 million) in as-yet undistributed TV money and add another 7.5 million euros ($8.2 million) from their own funds. All four clubs played in the Champions League this season, giving them extra income.The German Football League, which oversees the top two divisions, will decide how the money is distributed. The league has previously said it fears many clubs could face financial collapse if games can’t resume. The Broncos also donated 100,000 meals to the Food Bank of the Rockies and jointly hosted a personal protective equipment drive at their stadium last weekend.Elway said he wanted to support hospital workers, doctors and nurses who are the front line in the coronavirus pandemic. Elway mentioned his son-in-law, who is a doctor in Sacramento, California. “They truly are the warriors,” Elway said.—AP Pro Football Writer Arnie Stapleton reporting from Aurora, Colorado.___The Green Bay Packers have extended the closure of Lambeau Field through at least April 24 to help minimize the spread of the coronavirus after Wisconsin Gov. Tony Evers issued a “safer at home” order through that date. Pittsburgh Penguins captain Sidney Crosby says he wouldn’t mind if the NHL went straight to the playoffs if the season is able to resume.“You try to get in as many games as you can … but wouldn’t mind starting right at the playoffs,” Crosby said on a video conference with media members Thursday.Crosby was joined by Philadelphia Flyers captain Claude Giroux, Carolina Hurricanes center Jordan Staal, and New York Rangers defenseman Marc Staal. Crosby joked that everyone was looking at him for an answer about what he’d prefer about the resumption of the season after a pause for the coronavirus pandemic.Opinions vary on what’s next for the NHL, especially because there were 189 games left in the regular season and not all teams had played the same amount.“Whatever is the fairest,” Jordan Staal said. “Everybody would kind of accept that.” The Spaniard said his wife and nanny also contracted COVID-19, but his three children did not.He said ”we are all completely fine now.”___The San Diego Padres planned to play “God Bless America” at empty Petco Park at 1:10 p.m. PT Thursday, which would have been the scheduled time for first pitch of their opening day game against the Colorado Rockies.With the season delayed indefinitely due to the coronavirus pandemic, the Padres planned to play the song “as a symbol of solidarity with our resilient country and all of you during this time of crisis,” the team said in a social media posting. ___Arsenal manager Mikel Arteta says he has fully recovered from the coronavirus, two weeks after testing positive for COVID-19.Arteta, who turned 38 on Thursday, told the Arsenal website that he is ”completely fine” and that he only felt ill for a few days.He said “it was a normal virus for me. I had three or four days which were a little bit difficult, with a bit of a temperature and a dry cough, and some discomfort in my chest.”Arteta became the first Premier League figure to test positive for the coronavirus on March 12. The league was then suspended the next day.
Emily Betteridge sees playing on the road as a disadvantage. The Syracuse setter and her teammates have struggled away from the Women’s Building, with their last win on the road in Big East play coming Oct. 30, 2011 against Pittsburgh.“When you have your own crowd, you’re playing in the gym that you are used to practicing in,” Betteridge said. “The Women’s Building has a homey feel and it feels like it’s yours. You kind of own it and you’re more confident.“Then you get to someone else’s gym and they might have crazy fans, they may have bright lights … just things that you’re not used to.”The Orange (9-15, 1-8 Big East) goes on the road for two conference matchups this weekend, taking on Villanova (10-14, 4-5) in Radnor Township, Pa., on Saturday at 2 p.m. and Georgetown (7-15, 1-8) on Sunday at noon in Washington, D.C.While Syracuse has little hope of competing in the Big East tournament, the Wildcats remain in the postseason picture. Villanova is tied for the eighth seed in the conference standings with St. John’s, making this weekend’s game against the Orange a must-win.AdvertisementThis is placeholder textSyracuse’s roster is comprised of four freshmen and four sophomores, and setter Amanda Kullman believes a young team playing in an uncomfortable and unfamiliar environment contributes to the lack of success on the road against conference opponents.“We’re a really young team,” Kullman said. “Walking into a gym with so many people is very different from home. We don’t have huge, huge crowds. Knowing it’s a different environment and a different atmosphere, there is always a different feeling when you walk into the gym.”Kullman said last weekend’s games against Louisville and Cincinnati gave the team confidence heading into this weekend’s games.Although Syracuse lost 3-0 to the Cardinals and the Bearcats, she thinks her team played competitively against two of the top teams in the conference.“I think we have to come into these games playing like we did against Louisville and Cincinnati,” she said. “They were definitely two of our strongest games of the season. Since Georgetown and Villanova aren’t as good, hopefully we can use that to our advantage and play the same as we did last week.”Head coach Leonid Yelin is more concerned about his team getting back on track after losing seven of its last eight games.But at the end of a tough first season at the helm, the head coach is using the final stretch to continue to set the foundation for his program’s future.“We are looking to build this team based on not winning one or two matches,” he said. “If I have to lose one or two matches or stop what we are doing for the future, I’d lose those matches.” Comments Published on October 27, 2012 at 10:26 am Contact Austin: firstname.lastname@example.org Facebook Twitter Google+
Minutes after blowing out Cornell, Syracuse’s contingent sat at the postgame press conference, subdued. The victory was overshadowed by the injury of one of the Orange’s best players.No. 5 Syracuse (10-3, 5-0 Big East) defeated Cornell (7-5, 3-3 Ivy) 16-4 in front of 331 in the Carrier Dome on Tuesday, but the injury of team captain and star player Michelle Tumolo was on her teammates’ minds.At the 18:38 mark of the first half, Tumolo went down around the 40-yard line near the SU bench. Play was stopped and Tumolo was down for about two minutes. The SU attack did not return to the game, and afterward was seen walking off of the field with a brace on her left knee using crutches, forcing freshman attack Kayla Treanor to step up in her absence.SU head coach Gary Gait said Tumolo’s status is unknown.“We’ll know more in the days to come,” he said. “We’ll get her looked at and find out what’s going on. I really haven’t talked about it to anybody yet.AdvertisementThis is placeholder text“… You never want to lose anybody and you’ve got to believe they’re OK. And at this point, I do.”Treanor filled Tumolo’s void on the right side of the offense. Treanor, the team’s second leading goal-scorer, is familiar with the position. With Tumolo suspended for the team’s season-opener against Jacksonville, Treanor scored five goals from the right side on Jan. 13.“It’s really upsetting when a player goes down, especially a player like Michelle,” Treanor said. “But you’ve got to keep playing the game. There’s still time left on the clock.”On Tuesday, Treanor rose to the occasion, scoring once before and three times after Tumolo left the game. A natural righty, Treanor played left-handed on Tuesday.“Again, she steps up. (Treanor) plays just as well lefty as she does righty,” Gait said. “Just had to call on her a little bit more than we would have with Michelle in the game. The pressure was on and she handled it pretty well and had lots of good opportunities.”SU’s offense flowed through Treanor and Devon Collins behind the cage. Collins played more directly behind the net, as opposed to her normal position on the left or atop the Syracuse offense. Treanor and Collins looked to create scoring opportunities for Kailah Kempney, Alyssa Murray and Katie Webster.Collins and Kempney, who each scored two goals on the day, were also active with Tumolo out. Collins also had five shots, an assist, caused a turnover and drew a foul. Kempney had four shots and three assists.With the Orange leading 4-0, Murray found Kempney on the right side of the net, who then passed across to Collins on the front-left doorstep. Collins scored to extend the lead to 5-0.“Devon played great,” Gait said. “… She got a little bit more time today and put the ball away and did a great job stepping in, playing down low. She played that position last year and was very comfortable going back to it, so we feel good about her there.”With the Orange up 5-2, Treanor threw a pass from behind the net to Collins, who was stopped from point-blank range. Moments later, Murray found Kempney, who had a clear path to the net. But Kempney’s shot was stopped.With just less than eight minutes left in the first half, Treanor had the ball in front of the cage on the right side. Looking left, she protected the ball with her back and spun right toward the goal. She beat the goaltender and extended the lead to 6-2.On a quick turnover, Kempney ran down the field and found Treanor cutting down the seam for a goal, bringing the score to 7-2. Treanor also had a scoring chance before halftime, but her shot hit the post.Two-plus minutes into the second half, Collins passed to a cutting Amy Cross from behind the net for SU’s 11th goal.Erica Bodt, Linley Block and Kirkland Locey also scored goals in the second half as the Orange rode through the blowout despite Tumolo’s injury. But in the final stretch of the season before the Big East and NCAA tournaments, how much time Tumolo misses is a major concern.At the end of the game, Becca Block walked off of the field with Tumolo and Loren Ziegler.Said Block: “I guess we’re all trying to stay positive and hope for the best.” Comments Facebook Twitter Google+ Published on April 17, 2013 at 12:38 am Contact Josh: email@example.com
Newsroom GuidelinesNews TipsContact UsReport an Error Unless the Clippers were to find a way to get out of their lease at Staples Center, they will be tenants there through June 2024.That’s not the best scenario for the Clippers, who are basically the third team in that building behind the L.A. Kings and Lakers, even though all three teams began playing in the building when it opened in 1999.Take this past weekend. The Clippers (25-13) had to play back-to-back day games against Charlotte on Saturday and New Orleans on Sunday. The Kings had the night game Saturday, the Lakers on Sunday.If the Clippers had their own building, that Sunday game would never have been scheduled during the afternoon. “But the smart thing would have been 12:30, 7:30. That would have been smart for us, but didn’t work out that way. I’m sure Steve thinks of things like that all the time.”Unfortunately for the Clippers, they signed a 10-year extension on their Staples Center lease in January 2013, before Ballmer purchased the Clippers in May 2014.The Clippers, Lakers and Kings work with Staples Center owner AEG, the NBA and the NHL for scheduling times and dates, but the Clippers are third in that pecking order.CP3 honoredThe NBA has named Chris Paul the Western Conference Player of the Week for his work in victories over Portland, Charlotte and New Orleans.Paul scored 21 points and doled out 19 assists in a 109-98 victory Wednesday at Portland; he had 25 points, seven rebounds, seven assists, two steals and a block in Saturday’s 97-83 victory over Charlotte; and he scored 25 points, with five rebounds, 11 assists, a block and three steals in Sunday’s 114-111 overtime win over New Orleans.Paul shot 53.5 percent (30 of 56) overall and 50 percent (6 of 12) from 3-point range.A dry six minutesThere is nothing amazing about the Clippers beating a New Orleans team that entered Sunday’s game 11-24 and was without injured star forward Anthony Davis. Unless you consider they went the last six minutes of regulation without making a field goal, scoring only four points via free throws.The Clippers went from leading 97-89 with 6:05 to play on a basket by Paul, to being tied at 101 at the end of regulation.“It’s tough to overcome because basketball is all about being in rhythm,” said Jamal Crawford, who scored 21 points. “When you go that long without scoring, your defense really has to hold the fort down.”UpcomingThe Clippers, who have won nine in a row — the Past eight without injured forward Blake Griffin — host Miami at 7:30 p.m. Wednesday. Coach Doc Rivers was asked before Sunday’s game if the scenario wants to make him talk to owner Steve Ballmer about the team getting its own building once the lease expires.Rivers balked at first.“I’m not going to comment on that,” he said.Then he did.“No, I don’t know,” he said. “I mean, obviously, every team would rather have their own building, but it’s not awful. But you would love to play the evening game tonight; I don’t mind back-to-back.
Thoughts: This would have been an exceptionally entertaining showdown between two of the best players in the country, Dayton’s Obi Toppin — 20.0 points, 7.5 rebounds, 1.2 blocks per game on 63.3 percent shooting — and Seton Hall’s Myles Powell — 21.0 points, 2.9 assists, 1.2 steals per game. If you don’t mind, I’m going to imagine this contest being a showcase game for each player, with Toppin’s teammates eventually outplaying Powell’s to help Dayton pull out the win.No. 2 Florida State over No. 3 DukeYour vote: FSU wins, 65.5 to 35.5Thoughts: Though I agree with the pick, I’m a bit surprised at this margin; figured it would be much closer, with maybe Duke on top. The two teams played on Feb. 10, with the Blue Devils winning by five. Of course, that one was at Cameron Indoor, so that’s still a good showing from the Seminoles. Clearly, you think this one goes to FSU on a neutral site. The actual NCAA Tournament has been canceled, but Sporting News is still offering the chance to pick upsets and virtually watch your favorite teams advance, round-by-round to the Final Four.The opening weekend results — thanks to your votes — produced a handful of double-digit seeds winning their opening-round games, but all of those Cinderella dreams died in the second round: We didn’t have a single team higher than a 5-seed advance to the Sweet 16. I’m a little bit disappointed in you people for your lack of belief in the magic of March. MISSING MARCH MADNESS: Playing out full schedule, scores for 2020 NCAA TournamentAnyway, now that we’re on to the Sweet 16 with mostly chalk results, we’re seeing plenty of heavyweight matchups. Here are the results from the first four Sweet 16 games, which were played out via Twitter polls on Thursday:MIDWEST REGIONNo. 1 Kansas over No. 4 LouisvilleYour vote: Kansas wins 73.7 percent to 26.3 percentThoughts: With apologies to N.C. Central and Houston, this game would have been the first real test for Kansas. Louisville was in the conversation for a possible 1-seed — if other dominoes tumbled — before tumbling a bit to end the season. But with Jordan Nwora, who averaged 18.0 points, 7.7 rebounds and shot 40.2 percent beyond the 3-point arc, leading the way for the Cardinals, Kansas would have had its hands full. But the Jayhawks’ inside-outside combo of SN second-team All-Americans Devon Dotson and Udoka Azubuike — who scored 46 points in his last two regular-season games on 19-of-23 shooting from the field —would have been too much.No. 3 Michigan State over No. 2 CreightonYour vote: Michigan State wins, 69.8 to 30.2Thoughts: It’s a seed upset — Creighton’s resume was clearly better than Michigan State’s — but I think it’s safe to say Vegas likely would have favored the Spartans. This was a rough season for Sparty, but there’s a reason they were the preseason No. 1 team. They played like it down the stretch.MISSING MARCH MADNESS RECAPS:Day 1 | Day 2 | Day 3 | Day 4EAST REGIONNo. 1 Dayton over No. 4 Seton HallYour vote: Dayton wins, 73.7 to 26.3