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Trip into cellar a horror story Trojans give ASU first Pac-10 win

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first_imgApparently, Floyd knew what he was talking about. With a chance to reach 20victories Sunday and all but lock up a spot in the NCAA Tournament, the Trojans instead suffered the dishonor of being the first team this season to lose to the SunDevils in Pacific-10 Conference play. USC led 32-23 three minutes into the second half, then was outscored 45-26 the remainder of the game. “You have so much going on in your head, like you don’t want to get this loss,” Young said. “… We didn’t settle down.” The Sun Devils went on a quick 10-0 run to take the lead, started by a dunk by Jeff Pendergraph and finishing with a 3-pointer from Derek Glasser. Glasser, a freshman point guard who had originally announced he would commit to USC then changed his mind in favor of Arizona State, made another 3-pointer to finish off a 7-0 run that put the Sun Devils ahead 47-39 with 6:22 left. Arizona State’s zone defense frustrated USC from there on out. Young had just two of his 11 points in the second half. Freshman forward Taj Gibson, who had scored in double figures in 19 of USC’s previous 26games, was held scoreless for the first time. “Every coach in the league has been talking about it, how they’ve been so close,” Floyd said of ASU. “I think everyone knew they were going to get one at some point. They just played better than we did.” Gabe Pruitt led USC with 22 points, and Lodrick Stewart added 18. ASU snapped a 22-game losing streak against ranked teams that dated to March 2002. The Arizona State students stormed the court after the final buzzer. With the loss, USC dropped into a tie with Stanford for third place in the conference. Though USC remains in good position to make the NCAA Tournament, its seeding will almost certainly take a hit. “It’s a black eye for us, but we know there’s a couple of more games ahead of us, so we have to keep fighting,” Gibson said. “We can’t dwell on this one loss. This is the big win for their season, but we have bigger things ahead and more important things to worry about.” matthew.kredell@dailynews.com (818) 713-3607 160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set! Arizona State looked like the NCAA Tournament-bound team and No. 22 USC like the cellar dweller over the final 17minutes, as the Sun Devils pulled away for a 68-58 upset at Wells Fargo Arena. “It’s very, very, very disappointing,” USC forward Nick Young said. “This could have been one of those games that put us in the tournament.” Arizona State (7-19, 1-14) was on the verge of becoming the first team ever to go winless in the Pac-10. But the Sun Devils had been on the cusp of breaking through for weeks. Their past five losses had all been by sixpoints or less, including Thursday against No. 5 UCLA. After ending a 21-game losing streak in Tucson by beating No. 19 Arizona on Thursday, USC players were talking about not wanting to be the first Pac-10 team to lose to the SunDevils. That pressure might have gotten to the Trojans down the stretch. center_img TEMPE, Ariz. – Tim Floyd warned his team as early as last Monday that a dangerous opponent was upcoming. That he was talking about last-place Arizona State when the Trojans hadn’t won on the road at Arizona in 22 years was a bit perplexing. last_img read more

Mourinho unhappy with ‘ridiculous’ goal

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first_img0Shares0000Fellaini appeared to have words with Manchester United manager Jose Mourinho. Photo/DAILY MAILMANCHESTER, United Kingdom, Feb 1 – Jose Mourinho was livid after his Manchester United side conceded a sloppy early goal in Wednesday’s 2-0 defeat to Tottenham at Wembley.Christian Eriksen scored the third-fastest goal in Premier League history after just 11 seconds as United slipped to a disappointing loss that saw leaders Manchester City stretch the lead at the top of the table to 15 points. Mourinho’s misery was compounded when Phil Jones turned Kieran Trippier’s cross into his own goal for Spurs’ second goal.Later, the Portuguese said he felt his players had forgotten all their pre-game planning in conceding the early goal.“I don’t think it is very normal to concede a goal like we did after 15 seconds,” Mourinho said. “It is especially ridiculous because the players, they watch it before, we analyse opponents and work on opponents’ dynamics and routines.“The players they knew the long ball, they knew that Harry Kane – before the kick-off, is already inside the opponent’s half. We knew everything.“Then we don’t press the ball – one mistake. We don’t pick the ball in the air – second mistake. We don’t win the second ball on the ground – third mistake. We don’t cover the inside when Eriksen comes – four mistakes.“Four mistakes after 15 seconds and you are losing 1-0 against a good team. Then I think (we had) a good reaction.He even suggested that the goal could have been disallowed.“He (Kane) was (in our half) – if the linesman or if the referee sees it, of course, it wouldn’t be a goal, but it wouldn’t be fair for me to blame the referee.”Mourinho admitted that given City’s lead the race for one of the remaining top-four places was going to be tight.“I always think when the leader has a certain distance, I have been there a few times, you are calm, you are relaxed and you don’t feel the pressure,” Mourinho added. “You know that your opponent, sooner or later, is going to drop at least a couple of points and you are completely in control.“We play match after match, yes the Premier League finishes for us at Old Trafford in May against Watford but you knew the distance to the leader was already considerable even before this match. Now we have us, Chelsea, Spurs, Liverpool, Arsenal – we will be there fighting for the positions.”0Shares0000(Visited 3 times, 1 visits today)last_img read more

Brody Hunt won the Honda Civic at the NPSS Prom

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first_imgTammy Mackenzie, NPSS Prom Organizer, shared that Prom was fabulous as the venue was a gala of lights and the graduates kept the energy on the dance floor hopping all night long.“Brody Hunt won the car and If I’ve never met a greater more deserving grad to have had this car go,” said Mackenzie, “Jayd Gorsic she was the runner up.”For the draw of the vehicle, every graduate that attended Prom had their name included in the draw, at 11:45 pm 10 names were picked in a reverse draw. Mackenzie shared, as each name was drawn to be eliminated, the graduate got to choose from 9 gift bags that enclosed a range of gift certificates denominations for Fuel, Starbucks, Crooked Corner and Ernies. Also, the DJ played games with the grads and they won $100 Shell gift certificates. FORT ST. JOHN, B.C. – Saturday, June 15th will be a night to remember for Brody Hunt who won the Honda Civic at this year’s North Peace Secondary School Prom held at the Pomeroy Hotel and Conference Centre. A new concept for Prom was unveiled for North Peace Secondary School (NPSS) graduates this year, with an opportunity to win a car as a way to encourage the student body to stay the entirety of the evening to enjoy the evening of Prom.Tammy Mackenzie, NPSS Prom Organizer shared, through a raffle and fundraising effort, a pre-owned 2017 Honda Civic was purchased and with the help of the community detailed to upgrade the car in a way that would make it appealing to the youth.Mackenzie said that graduates will typically leave Prom night after the formal dinner and with all the time and money that goes into their looks and outfits, she felt with a big prize draw at the end of the evening that students would have to be present to win, would be what was needed to keep the grads from leaving to house parties.- Advertisement -The following is the list of Sponsors that helped detail the car from new paint, wheels, window tinting and a custom stereo system;center_img Alaska Hi-Way AutobodyMulitia MufflerAutographicsIntegraTireDriving ForceTrimTekK-Mac Signs & GraphicsAlaska Hi-Way Auto Glasslast_img read more

Nakumatt sip Tusker to stagger off bottom

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first_img0Shares0000Nakumatt FC midfielder Kevin Thairu (right) is joined by teammate Faina Jacobs in celebrating his goal against Tusker FC during their Kenyan Premier League clash in Machakos on May 20, 2018. PHOTO/Timothy OlobuluMACHAKOS, Kenya, May 20- Goals in either half from Kevin Thairu and substitute Cornelius Juma saw a resurgent Nakumatt FC beat Tusker FC 2-1 on Sunday afternoon in Machakos to record their third win of the season and move off the bottom of the Kenyan Premier League standings.Brian Osumba had equalized for the brewers but Juma stepped off the bench to score the winner on the hour mark as Robert Matano picked his second consecutive loss as Tusker head coach. The brewers suffered a 2-1 home loss to Kariobangi Sharks last weekend and were looking to get back to winning ways and move into the top half of the table, but a spirited Nakumatt side was relentless fighting to the last drop of sweat.It was a fast paced start to the game, each of the two sides eager to break the deadlock earliest possible. It was Tusker who had the first real opportunity of the game with Timothy Otieno’s shot from the near post being blocked by Lucas Indeche.Minutes later, Ssempala had a glorious opportunity to break the deadlock when the ball was cut back to him from the right, but his final effort at curling the ball into the top right corner was futile as the ball went over.Those two missed chances came to haunt them on the quarter hour mark when Nakumatt opened the scoring through Kevin Thairu.The midfielder blasted the ball into David Okello’s right hand side after being set up by Moses Odhiambo following a sweeping counter attacking move from Nakumatt.The goal injected some confidence into the Nakumatt side and they began to play with more fluidity and were more threatening.Nakumatt FC midfielder Kevin Thairu goes past Tusker FC’s Apollo Otieno during their Kenyan Premier League clash in Machakos on May 20, 2018. PHOTO/Timothy OlobuluTusker had a chance to crawl back into the game in the 26th minute when Osumba chested down the ball for Timothy Otieno from a Boniface Muchiri cross, but under pressure, the forward blasted the ball over.In the 26th minute, Nakumatt had a glorious opportunity to go two up from a Tusker mistake, but they failed. Marlon Tangauzi controlled the ball inside the box unaware of Boniface Mukhekhe behind him with the Nakumatt stealing the ball in a dangerous area.However, he failed to punish the mistake shooting wide with only Okello to beat.They were made to pay for that missed chance two minutes later when Osumba restored parity with a low shot inside the box after being picked out by a Muchiri pass across the park.Nakumatt FC skipper John Njoroge vies for the ball with Tusker FC’s Mathew Tayo Odongo during their Kenyan Premier League clash in Machakos on May 20, 2018. PHOTO/Timothy OlobuluIn the second half, Tusker boss Robert Matano began with changes, pulling out Mathew Tayo Odongo for Edwin Lavatsa, a change that meant he played with two strikers upfront, Lavatsa joining Otieno up the field.Tusker should have gone ahead just two minutes after the restart from a counter attack.Apollo Otieno was released by Muchiri at the edge of the box but the young midfielder took a pale shot that was an easy collection for Indeche.That missed opportunity proved costly as on the hour mark, Nakumatt went ahead with a text-book counter attacking move.Timonah Wanyonyi released Mukhekhe away on the right, the winger making a one time cross into the area that was slammed home by Cornelius Juma.0Shares0000(Visited 1 times, 1 visits today)last_img read more

Five most eye-catching close-season transfers so far

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first_imgSharesFans in Turin can’t wait to see Ronaldo in action for Juve © AFP/File / Isabella BonottoPARIS, France, Jul 30 – With Europe’s top clubs preparing for the start of the new season, there have already been several headline-grabbing moves in the transfer market, including Cristiano Ronaldo’s stunning switch to Juventus and the arrival of Gianluigi Buffon in France.Here, AFP Sport looks at five of the close-season movers who could make the biggest impact:Cristiano Ronaldo (POR)Real Madrid (ESP) to Juventus (ITA) (Sh11.7bn- 100 million euros)— The end of Ronaldo’s reign at Real Madrid took the football world by surprise, although it wasn’t met with total shock. The 33-year-old had hinted at a desire to leave after winning a third straight Champions League title with Real against Liverpool, but a move to Italy didn’t appear to be on the cards.Cristiano Ronaldo will begin a new chapter of his career in Turin after nine spectacular years at Real Madrid © AFP/File / Miguel MEDINAThe arrival of the Champions League’s all-time record goalscorer will surely boost the Turin giants’ hopes of finally winning Europe’s premier competition for the first time since 1996.Some will think that Ronaldo’s time at the top is coming to an end, but his recent form has suggested otherwise. The Portugal captain scored 44 goals for Real in all competitions last season before netting four times at the World Cup, including a hat-trick against Spain, and will undoubtedly bring a massive presence to Juventus both on the pitch and off it.Gianluigi Buffon (ITA)Buffon and PSG are both desperate to win a maiden Champions League title © AFP/File / Jure MakovecJuventus (ITA) to Paris Saint-Germain (FRA) (free)Related ContentExpectant Juve fans await first glimpse of megastar RonaldoFive things we learned from the Champions LeagueJuventus set to unleash fury on seventh straight title bid— As Ronaldo looks to win the Champions League in a third different country, Buffon will be hoping to finally lift the famous trophy for the first time in his first season playing outside of Italy.The 40-year-old was expected to retire at the end of last term, but instead decided to have another crack at European glory with big-spending PSG. Buffon will miss the first three Champions League games of the campaign, though, after his tirade against English referee Michael Oliver following a late Ronaldo penalty which saw Juve lose to Real in the quarter-finals in April.Buffon will likely start all of PSG’s big matches, but the lower quality of Ligue 1 may be perfect for the latter stages of his career, with French international Alphonse Areola more than capable of stepping in to give him a rest during more low-key encounters.Alisson (BRA)Roma (ITA) to Liverpool (ENG) (Sh 20.2 bn – 72.5 million euros)Alisson was Brazil’s first-choice goalkeeper at the World Cup in Russia © AFP/File / Luis Acosta— Despite the revelation that he had earlier suffered concussion, Loris Karius’ horror show in the Champions League final confirmed what many onlookers had known for years — that Liverpool needed a new goalkeeper.Manager Jurgen Klopp had long been linked with a move for Brazil number one Alisson, and the 25-year-old duly left Roma after the World Cup in a world-record deal for a ‘keeper.Liverpool fans will now be hoping that Alisson can help them clinch a first league title for 29 years.Riyad Mahrez (ALG)Leicester (ENG) to Manchester City (ENG) (Sh7.9bn – 67.5 million euros)Riyad Mahrez became Manchester City’s record signing upon his arrival from Leicester © GETTY IMAGES NORTH AMERICA/AFP/File / DAVID BANKS— Pep Guardiola’s Manchester City will be favourites for the Premier League title, though, after their total domination last season. The club’s Abu Dhabi owners haven’t stopped dipping into their pockets either and signed Mahrez from Leicester after failing to match the Foxes’ asking price back in January.Despite the hefty price tag, Mahrez won’t be an automatic starter at Eastlands with Leroy Sane, David Silva and Bernardo Silva for company. But he will add even more options for arguably the best current club squad in Europe.Thomas Lemar (FRA)Monaco (FRA) to Atletico Madrid (ESP) (Sh11.7bn – 100 million euros)Thomas Lemar will be reunited with France team-mates Antoine Griezmann and Lucas Hernandez in Madrid © AFP/File / FRANCK FIFE— In perhaps the least-hyped 100-million-euro transfer in history, Atletico Madrid agreed a deal to sign Lemar from Monaco just two days before the start of the World Cup.The 22-year-old from Guadeloupe played just one match in the victorious campaign in Russia — the dire draw with Denmark — and only managed three goals in 38 matches last season.But Lemar is very capable and showed excellent form in 2017 before suffering a series of injuries, and Atletico will be delighted to get his signature as they look to keep pace with Barcelona and Real in Spain.ShareShares(Visited 1 times, 1 visits today)last_img read more

GLENTIES LEFT GREEN WITH ENVY AS BANDON TAKES LEPRECHAUN WORLD RECORD

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first_imgDespite their tremendous effort Glenties has been left green with envy after being officially beaten to the leprechaun world record.The Donegal town put in a tremendous effort on St Patrick’s Day to set the world record with more than 1,000 hearty souls turning out dressed as leprechauns. But Bandon in Co County were yesterday officially names as the record-breakers with a total of 1,263 people dressed as little people!Rumours around the town of Glenties is that they could well give it another go next year to try and take the title off their Cork counterparts. GLENTIES LEFT GREEN WITH ENVY AS BANDON TAKES LEPRECHAUN WORLD RECORD was last modified: April 27th, 2012 by StephenShare this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pocket (Opens in new window)Click to share on Telegram (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)Click to share on Skype (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window) Tags:BandonGlentiesleprechaunsworld recordlast_img read more

Easter Giveaways at Kelly’s Mountain Top!

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first_imgKelly’s Centra and Diner Mountain Top, your one stop shop for all the essentials this Easter!By request of there loyal customer base, Kelly’s Diner has now extended there opening hours Monday to Wednesday up until 8pm for the Easter Break. Keep an eye out on there social media pages for exclusive offers like FREE KIDS MEALS, FREE DESSERTS WITH THERE FAMOUS JAKES BURGERS AND STEAK SPECIALS.This Easter Sunday from 12-3pm for Sunday lunch, kids eat free.The options of Turkey and Ham, Roast Beef, Hot Dog, Pizza or Chicken Bites. There is something to suit all taste buds! And an exclusive to Donegal Daily Facebook followers, Sunday lunch for a family of four and a luxury hamper from Kellys Centra.All you have to do is like, tag, and share this post!! Pop in next door to Kellys Centra once the bellies have been filled to pick up all the Easter essentials.Great offerings on Easter eggs, hampers and gifts for the whole department.The new Butchery Range is something not to be missed. Mouthwatering meats and poultry to keep the gang happy this Easter!Easter Giveaways at Kelly’s Mountain Top! was last modified: April 18th, 2019 by Staff WriterShare this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pocket (Opens in new window)Click to share on Telegram (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)Click to share on Skype (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window) Tags:Centra Mountain TopEasterKelly’s Centra Mountain Toplast_img read more

Track and field on the rise in Humboldt

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first_imgThe future of track and field in Humboldt County appears to be in good hands.This week, approximately 500-600 young athletes turned out over two days at the Redwood Bowl for the first of four youth track and field meets this spring.The annual meets are organized by the Humboldt State and College of the Redwoods track teams in conjunction with the Six Rivers Running Club as a way of building interest in the sport for young athletes in the area.“It was huge,” Redwoods head coach Reed Elmore …last_img read more

New screen design could extend smart phone battery life

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first_imgA brightly lit smart phone display looks good, but drains the battery quickly. Much of this can be blamed on a screen component called a polarizer. Light points in all directions, which can be mathematically broken down into two parts that are perpendicular to each other. A polarizer allows only one of the two to pass through, which is required for liquid-crystal display (LCD) screens to work but wastes at least 50% of the light. In practice, most polarizers waste much more. In a study published this month in Optica, researchers report a newly designed polarizer with much higher energy efficiency. The scientists etched a 3D nanoscale pattern on a piece of silicon, which enabled the polarizer to interact with and manipulate light. When they shone infrared light through their polarizer, the pattern on the silicon allowed light in one direction to pass through and rotated its perpendicular counterpart by 90°, thereby letting it pass through as well. The researchers achieved a maximum polarizer efficiency of 74%, they report. The technique needs to be extended to visible light before it can be utilized in LCDs and extend devices’ battery lives. But the team says that if it can optimize the approach, such displays could extend battery life and enable brighter screen settings in future smart phones.last_img read more

Clippers clinch playoff spot with win over Timberwolves

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first_imgGoogle Philippines names new country director Trump tells impeachment jokes at annual turkey pardon event LATEST STORIES Clippers: At the Milwaukee Bucks on Thursday night.Timberwolves: Host the Golden State Warriors on Friday night.Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Towns led Minnesota with 24 points and 13 rebounds. Andrew Wiggins scored 22 and Dario Saric added 18.Montrezl Harrell helped the Clippers pull away after the Timberwolves got within single digits late in the game. Ten of his 18 points came after Minnesota made it a six-point game in the fourth quarter.“It’s going to be a different guy every night,” Williams said. “Trez was having a slow game, and then the last 5 minutes he made all the big plays that we needed to keep some distance there. I think that’s just a testament to how we’re built.”Los Angeles, which entered as the second-most accurate 3-point shooting team in the NBA, thrived from deep. The Clippers shot 16 for 32 from downtown. Gallinari hit a team-high six 3s, which matched his season high.“They might be playing the best basketball out of anybody in the league right now,” Timberwolves interim coach Ryan Saunders said.Minnesota was once again short-handed, as several key players — including Derrick Rose, Robert Covington and Jeff Teague — have been shut down for the remainder of the season.TIP-INSClippers: G Landry Shamet did not play due to an ankle injury. Shamet is averaging 11.2 points per game since he was traded to the Clippers in early February. Rivers said Shamet would’ve played if it were a playoff game. … Garrett Temple scored 15 points, his highest total since he was acquired by the Clippers in early February.Timberwolves: F Taj Gibson missed his third straight game with a calf injury. … Towns didn’t convert his first field goal until there was 4:53 remaining in the third quarter. Before that, he was 0 for 7 from the floor. … Towns’ double-double was his 50th of the season. … Minnesota was 20 of 33 from the free throw line.UP NEXT Wintry storm delivers US travel woes before Thanksgiving Panelo: Duterte ‘angry’ with SEA Games hosting hassles Lou Williams added 20 points off the bench for the Clippers, who outscored Minnesota’s reserves 53-25. Williams had 45 points the last time Los Angeles played at Target Center.The Clippers have won six in a row, the longest active streak in the NBA, and are 11-1 in March.“It’s so hard to make the playoffs in the West,” said guard Patrick Beverley, who said he was fine after exiting the game with a hip pointer. “To be in the category with some of the teams that we’re in the category with, it’s truly a blessing.”Los Angeles led by 25 before Minnesota trimmed the deficit to 104-98 in the fourth quarter on a 3-pointer by Karl-Anthony Towns. It was the closest the Wolves had been since the first quarter.“Something that I think has failed us in a lot of our losses is just our execution,” Towns said. “It hasn’t been the effort, and it hasn’t been the determination. It has just been the execution.”ADVERTISEMENT Danilo Gallinari scored 25 points and Los Angeles clinched a postseason spot Tuesday night with a 122-111 win over the Minnesota Timberwolves.Rivers’ club is back in the postseason after falling short a year ago. The Clippers finished 42-40 last season, missing the playoffs after making it six straight years — four under Rivers.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSPrivate companies step in to help SEA Games hostingSPORTSPalace wants Cayetano’s PHISGOC Foundation probed over corruption chargesSPORTSSingapore latest to raise issue on SEA Games food, logistics“I’m just really happy for our guys,” Rivers said. “Before the year, we went through all the articles about us and how bad we were going to be. . I just told them, they don’t know us.”The Clippers (45-30) became the fifth Western Conference team to secure a postseason berth. With seven regular-season games to play, Los Angeles still has a shot at earning home-court advantage in the first round. Bloomberg: US would benefit from more, not fewer, immigrants Los Angeles Clippers’ Danilo Gallinari, left, eyes the basket as Minnesota Timberwolves’ Dario Saric defends in the second half of an NBA basketball game Tuesday, March 26, 2019, in Minneapolis. Gallinari led the Clippers with 25 points in their 122-111 win. (AP Photo/Jim Mone)MINNEAPOLIS — Doc Rivers read the preseason predictions that said his team might win 35 games, at best. Neither the Clippers coach nor his players took much stock in all that.Now, they’re playoff-bound.ADVERTISEMENT Cayetano: Senate, Drilon to be blamed for SEA Games mess Colombia protesters vow new strike after talks hit snag View comments MOST READ PH underwater hockey team aims to make waves in SEA Games PLAY LIST 02:42PH underwater hockey team aims to make waves in SEA Games01:44Philippines marks anniversary of massacre with calls for justice01:19Fire erupts in Barangay Tatalon in Quezon City01:07Trump talks impeachment while meeting NCAA athletes02:49World-class track facilities installed at NCC for SEA Games02:11Trump awards medals to Jon Voight, Alison Krauss Column: Cleaning up the mess in boxing’s heavyweight class Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Private companies step in to help SEA Games hostinglast_img read more