Cleveland Cavaliers’ LeBron James takes the floor for warmups before a preseason basketball game against Maccabi Tel Aviv Sunday, Oct. 5, 2014, in Cleveland. (AP Photo/Mark Duncan)I have a dirty little secret. I am jealous of Cleveland basketball fans.I watched the Cleveland Cavaliers play the New Orleans Pelicans on November 10, 2014. For the second time this season, LeBron James and his Cavaliers played at home at the Quickens Loans Arena. Unlike the first home game against the Knicks, the Cavaliers won 118-111.Cleveland fans relished the opportunity to root for LeBron James again. The arena was packed. Once the Cleveland players get used to playing with each other, they are going to be a force to be reckoned with. The game was exciting, fun, and the fans were energetic and incredibly loud.Alexis Sara CobbIf this is the kind of game that Cleveland is going to be exposed to consistently than I’m jealous. Of course, admittedly my beloved Lakers have managed to win one game thus far this season so I’m jealous of just about every NBA team’s record.However, watching the game made me wonder, why doesn’t Pittsburgh have a NBA basketball team? It’s actually ridiculous. There are thousands of Pittsburgh fans who would support them. I should not have to cross state lines to watch quality basketball. We need to have our own NBA team.Here are my takeaways:LeBron is a beast. He had 32 points, 11 boards and 9 assists. However, he insist upon missing free throws. It annoys me. His missed free throws were wasted opportunities to either extend the lead or try to gain the lead.Kevin Love makes the team dynamic. He had 22 points and made 6 three points. At one point, during the second half, he was unstoppable. The Cavaliers are no longer one dimensional but they have a big man who can run, rebound, defend, and create his own shot. LeBron has significant help.Anthony Davis is a young, raw, talent. He reminds me of a young Tim Duncan. He is not flashy but he gets the job done. He finished with 27 points, 14 rebounds, 4 steals, and 3 blocks. He is going to be special and the Pelicans’ entire team has great young potential.Ryan Anderson is the best player that you have no idea exists. He is New Orleans starting PF. He had 32 points which included 8 three pointers. He played like a machine. It was startling.Finally, in the spirit of full disclosure, I will tell you that I was sitting courtside at the game. And frankly, sitting courtside at any NBA game is one of life’s greatest treasures. The air is fresher, the seats are extra comfortable, and the view is simply spectacular. The players can hear you, see you, and acknowledge your presence. Are you envious? Good. Mission Accomplished.(Source for this story was AP) Alexis Sara Cobb may be reached at: [email protected] or (724) 561-8082 Follow her on Twitter: @alexissara
Facebook6Tweet0Pin0Submitted by Saint Martin’s University Opera tenor Thomas Harper will be performing a selection of musical works by German artists at the next Music @ 11 event Tuesday, March 18, at 11 a.m. in Kreielsheimer Hall, on the Saint Martin’s University campus, 5000 Abbey Way. The event is free and open to the public.The pieces Harper is presenting include Robert Schumann’s Widmung, Richard Strauss’ Zueignung and Hugo Wolf’s Der Tambour. Harper will also take time to talk about performing and he will share his reflections on life as a professional, full-time singer.Harper has been a member of the voice faculty at the University of Washington since 1998. Before moving to Seattle to work at the University of Washington, Harper sang primarily in Germany. He was a resident singer at Dortmund Opera and was named Artist of the Year there in 1993. Harper also sang at Theater Hagen, Pfalztheater Kaiserslautern, and Landestheater Coburg. His roles with those companies include the Duke in Giuseppe Verdi’s Rigoletto, Loge in Richard Wagner’sRheingold, Eléazar in Fromental Halévy’s Juive, Canio in Ruggero Leoncavallo’s Pagliacci, the title role of Wagner’s Parsifal, and Rodolfo in Giacomo Puccini’s La Bohème. Harper is currently the head of the voice department at the University of Washington.In addition to the Music @ 11 event, Harper will be hosting a master class at 1 p.m. for Saint Martin’s student singers who are working with German songs. “Primarily, I will be helping them with German diction and interpretive delivery of the texts,” Harper notes.Harper made his U.S debut in 1991 singing as Mime, a character in Richard Wagner’s The Ring Cycle, at the Seattle Opera. He returned for the role in 1995, 2000, 2001, and 2005. Harper has reprised Mime with many other companies, including Deutsche Oper Berlin, Staatsoper Hamburg, Grand Théâtre de Genève, Dortmund Opera, RAI Radiotelevisione Italiana (Turin), Teatro Municipal in Santiago, and Dallas Opera. Other Seattle Opera roles for Harper include Grigory in Mussorgsky’s Boris Godunov and the Witch in Humperdinck’s Hänsel und Gretel, a role he has sung with Hamburgische Staatsoper (four seasons), Cologne Opera, and Staatstheater Darmstadt, among others.The “Music @ 11” recital series, now in its ninth year, was created by Saint Martin’s University Associate Professor of Music Darrell Born, M.M., chair of the University’s Department of Fine and Performing Arts, to raise awareness of the musical arts and provide opportunities for students and the community to experience various kinds of music in a recital setting.
The Okanagan Rockets, a team loaded with Western Hockey League protected players, beat up on the Kootenay Ice during BC Hockey Major Midget Hockey League weekend action this past weekend at the Rossland Arena.The Rockets out scored the Ice 16-1 in the two-game series to sweep the weekend set.Saturday, Liam Finlay, property of the WHL’s Regina Pats, scored three times leading Okanagan to an 8-0 win. The Rockets held period leads of 2-0 and 4-0.Sunday, Tyson Jost of the Everett Silvertips and Branden Wagner each scored twice as the Rockets dumped Kootenay 8-1.Okanagan held period leads of 3-0 and 4-1.Coy Provost of Kimberley scored the lone goal for Kootenay. The two losses drops the season record of Kootenay to 3-15-4.Next up for Kootenay is a weekend series Saturday and Sunday in Trail at the Cominco Arena against Vancouver Northeast Chiefs.Games times are 4 p.m. Saturday and 9:45 a.m. Sunday.The BC Hockey Major Midget League was established in 2004 to provide elite level 15, 16 and 17 year olds an opportunity to play within their own age group at a high level and be developed for the next level of hockey. Kootenay Ice roster has players from East and West Kootenay and Boundary regions.
Nadine Lustre’s phone stolen in Brazil Adamson, though, had Sean Manganti to restore order.Ahanmisi got trapped near the left elbow before firing a pass to Manganti for the dagger three from the right wing that gave the Soaring Falcons a 77-70 lead with 1:14 left in the game.“I cannot say that I was concerned, I was confident in my players, it was a good test for them because despite the run we didn’t panic,” said Adamson head coach Franz Pumaren. “A few years ago, if that situation arises, we would’ve folded but we were able to redeem ourselves and got back to rhythm.”Ahanmisi finished with 24 points, six rebounds, and three assists for the Falcons while Jerom Lastimosa added 14 points, four assists, three steals, and two blocks.Manganti, who shot the game-winner in Adamson’s 69-68 first round win over UP, had 10 points and six boards.ADVERTISEMENT Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew Allen Durham still determined to help Meralco win 1st PBA title For the complete collegiate sports coverage including scores, schedules and stories, visit Inquirer Varsity. Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Japeth Aguilar embraces role, gets rewarded with Finals MVP plum Carpio hits red carpet treatment for China Coast Guard PLAY LIST 02:14Carpio hits red carpet treatment for China Coast Guard02:56NCRPO pledges to donate P3.5 million to victims of Taal eruption00:56Heavy rain brings some relief in Australia02:37Calm moments allow Taal folks some respite03:23Negosyo sa Tagaytay City, bagsak sa pag-aalboroto ng Bulkang Taal01:13Christian Standhardinger wins PBA Best Player award Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Bright Akhuetie led the Fighting Maroons with 24 points and 15 rebounds. LATEST STORIES Tim Cone, Ginebra set their sights on elusive All-Filipino crown The Growling Tigers upped their mark to 5-5 after a 79-68 win over University of the East earlier in the day.Jerrich Ahanmisi was vital in a big third quarter by the Falcons with 15 points. His assist to Conrad Catapusan made it, 61-39, with 3:03 to go in the period.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSGinebra beats Meralco again to capture PBA Governors’ Cup titleSPORTSJapeth Aguilar wins 1st PBA Finals MVP award for GinebraSPORTSGolden State Warriors sign Lee to multiyear contract, bring back ChrissAdamson, however, still needed to fend off a spirited comeback by UP in the fourth quarter.Juan Gomez De Liaño punctuated UP’s 22-7 run in the fourth with a three-pointer that cut Adamson’s lead to four, 74-70, just a few seconds after the two-minute warning. MOST READ View comments Photo by Tristan Tamayo/INQUIRER.netAdamson University secured at least a playoff for a Final Four seat after holding off University of the Philippines, 80-72, in the UAAP Season 81 men’s basketball tournament Sunday at Filoil Flying V Centre in San Juan.The second-seeded Soaring Falcons improved to 8-2 while the Fighting Maroons slid to fifth with a 5-6 record with University of Santo Tomas moving up to fourth.ADVERTISEMENT Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew Gretchen Barretto’s daughter Dominique graduates magna cum laude from California college Gov’t to employ 6,000 displaced by Taal Will you be the first P16 Billion Powerball jackpot winner from the Philippines? UST’s Subido out with ankle injury
USC.USC has decided to troll Alabama ahead of its season-opening game against the No. 1 team in the country. It’s a bold move.The Trojans are selling “Roll Tears Roll” shirts in their bookstore in anticipation of the non-conference tilt against the Crimson Tide.Here’s the shirt:The USC Bookstore decided it was a good idea to troll Alabama. https://t.co/NqabqBrgTJ pic.twitter.com/EwZW8DAteI— Kyle Bonagura (@BonaguraESPN) August 18, 2016From ESPN:The USC Bookstore — the actual bookstore, not a group of students — didn’t learn from their mistake.On sale, both online and in person, in anticipation of USC’s Sept. 3 opener in Arlington, Texas, against defending national champion Alabama, are cardinal-and-gold shirts that read: “Roll Tears Roll.”The shirts are reportedly on-sale for $19.95 and “going fast.” USC and Alabama are set to play at AT&T Stadium in Arlington, Texas on Sept. 3. The game will kick off at 8 p.m. E.T. on ABC.
APTN National NewsTwo young girls are missing in Manitoba and authorities are asking for public assistance in locating them.Tanisha Shaylene Laporte, 14, was last seen on Wednesday, Oct. 10, in Winnipeg’s North-End.Laporte has a pierced nose, is 5’4, weighs 120 lbs and has long brown hair.Annabella Mousseau, 11, was last seen riding her bike on the Dakota Tipi First Nation on Saturday, Oct. 13. Mousseau has brown hair with blonde highlights, is 5’3, and weights 130 lbs.The public is asked to phone Winnipeg police at 204 986 625- or the RCMP Portage La Prairie detachment with any information that could lead to the girls’ location.
Soledad O’Brien‘s congratulatory tweet to Haitian-Japanese tennis champ Naomi Osaka left critics reeling after the journalist pointed out that there are now TWO Black women competing in the 2018 US Open finals.Osaka, who advanced to the finals after defeating American Madison Keys on Thursday, will now face off against 23-time Grand Slam champion Serena Williams. According to the BBC, the 21-year-old, who is of Haitian and Japanese descent, is the first ever Japanese or Haitian woman to reach a grand slam final.Twitter screenshot.“Message to Serena: ‘I love you,’” O’Brien wrote. “Naomi Osaka is so awesome … and now we’ve got 2 Black ladies in the final.”Her tweet drew backlash from conservatives who refused to see the significance of two Black women, or women of color in general, competing for the grand slam title.“This comment is so racist,” one critic wrote. “Blacks r racist than whites, I keep saying. Imagine a white person celebrating an all white final …”“Why does it have to be 2 ‘black’ ladies,” another chimed in. “Why can’t it be 2 great tennis players?”Others chided O’Brien for excluding the fact that Osaka is also Japanese.“If you want to put importance on race cool that’s you, but please be all inclusive and accurate,” someone tweeted.Meanwhile, another critic warned, “Be careful, we don’t know if Osaka identifies a Black. Remember Madison Keys (who’s biracial) didn’t like that distinction … lol. I’m just saying, we have to let people identify how they want to. But if she does, then yes, we have two Black ladies in the finals! YAY!”Osaka and Williams will compete for the 2018 Grand Slam title in New York on Sunday.When asked how she felt during her match with Keys, Osaka replied, “This is going to sound really bad … but I was just thinking – I really wanted to play Serena…Because she’s Serena.”
Unai Emery was announced as the new Arsenal coach and one of the biggest stars of the team, Henrikh Mkhitaryan, insisted that he is very much looking forward to meeting this manager.The Armenian offensive star claimed that he hasn’t been given a chance to meet Emery yet and he hasn’t discussed his appointment with his teammates but he hopes that he will bring new ideas to the club.The former Manchester United midfielder spoke about Emery as he said, according to Goal:“I hope he will bring new tactical ideas and spirit to Arsenal. I hope he will succeed.”Jose Mourinho is sold on Lampard succeeding at Chelsea Tomás Pavel Ibarra Meda – September 14, 2019 Jose Mourinho wanted to give his two cents on Frank Lampard’s odds as the new Chelsea FC manager, he thinks he will succeed.There really…“I still haven’t had the opportunity to meet him, we didn’t have time to talk with each other.”“I haven’t talked to my team-mates about him either, I would like to meet him. ”“Everyone in the club is a professional himself – everyone knows what he should do and what he is expected to do.”
The U.S. Justice Department ordered the repayment by lodge owners Bruce and Yvonne Cooper and former lodge operator and tenant Mark Krall. Responders deployed booms around a dock and adjacent beach, collecting 1,878 bags of waste. The cleanup costing about $9 million was financed by the Oil Spill Liability Trust Fund, the U.S. Coast Guard said. It was determined that cause of the spill was that the dock structure supporting the building collapsed. This caused much of the building, along with the fuel bladder, to fall to the shoreline and water below. The entire contents of the bladder, roughly 3,000 gallons, were released. According to reports, the Coopers and Krall are unable to repay the money, but the Justice Department is pursuing the funds. Facebook0TwitterEmailPrintFriendly分享In February of 2018, responders from the U.S. Coast Guard and the Alaska Department of Environmental Conservation implemented cleanup efforts of an oil spill in Shuyak Strait, 49 miles north of Kodiak.