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Fighting is family affair for Golovkin

first_imgBreak new ground MOST READ End of his agony? SC rules in favor of Espinosa, orders promoter heirs to pay boxing legend Learning about the ‘Ring of Fire’ Alvarez insisted on a rematch clause for the fight which some are hoping is the beginning of boxing’s newest trilogy series like Manny Pacquiao-Juan Manuel Marquez, Erik Morales and Marco Antonio Barrera and Micky Ward and Arturo Gatti.Golovkin says he’s willing to take on all comers and can’t wait to get into the ring with Canelo, comparing the excitement to being with a new lover.“It is like you are going with your new girlfriend. Oh yeah,” he said.Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Pelicans add free agent Tony Allen View comments When reporters asked him on Wednesday about the birth of his second child, which happened last Friday, he said, “Please don’t ask me about my family. I am just focused on boxing.” His boxing career started in his native Kazakhstan. Growing up in a family of four boys, if he wasn’t scrapping with his brothers at home he was fighting much older and bigger kids in the streets.He had his first professional fight in 2006 at age 24 after a superb amateur career which included a silver medal at the 2004 Athens Olympics. His fought in Germany and Denmark before joining forces with trainer Abel Sanchez who taught him how to maximize his strengths.Sanchez and Golovkin teamed up for fights in Panama, Kazakhstan, Germany and Ukraine before Golovkin made his US debut in 2012.Golovkin’s twin brother, Max, said Gennady is a very private person.ADVERTISEMENT LATEST STORIES “Nobody knows about it because camp is always closed,” Max Golovkin said. “No one knows how dedicated and focused and concentrated he is.”Max knows Gennady better than anyone. They had an older brother, Vadim, who helped introduce them to the sport and another brother, Sergey, who took time to work with them as well.Two brothers diedTragically both brothers were killed in separate incidents during Russian government service.The funeral for Vadim, who died first, was held with an empty casket. The family is still trying to find out the details of what happened.Gennady named his first child, a boy, Vadim. Max is also on Gennady’s mind when he fights. The family didn’t have much money so when Gennady turned 18 he was the one they picked to pursue a boxing career.“They chose Gennady should continue his career,” Max said.When you consider Gennady’s difficult journey to the pinnacle of his profession it is easy to see why he insists on taking nothing for granted.They say styles make fights and this one has the ingredients to be the start of a special rivalry.  READ: Golovkin, Alvarez make weight for blockbuster fightIt is also the three-belt champion’s first fight in Las Vegas and it fittingly comes against the toughest opponent he has ever faced in a career which has been defined by a steady jab and explosive knockout power.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSRedemption is sweet for Ginebra, Scottie ThompsonSPORTSMayweather beats Pacquiao, Canelo for ‘Fighter of the Decade’SPORTSFederer blasts lack of communication on Australian Open smog“The biggest day is coming,” Golovkin said. “This is my game. My fight, I am the boss. I am the champion.”That was a mouthful from Golovkin. All week long during the build up to Saturday’s fight at the T-Mobile Arena for middleweight supremacy, the reserved Golovkin has said he prefers doing his talking in the ring.center_img A costly, catty dispute finally settled Winning start It’s too early to present Duterte’s ‘legacy’ – Lacson Boxer Gennady Golovkin poses on the scales during a weigh-in with Canelo Alvarez at the MGM Grand Hotel & Casino on September 15, 2017 in Las Vegas, Nevada.Alvarez will challenge WBC, WBA and IBF middleweight champion Gennady Golovkin for his titles at T-Mobile Arena on September 16 in Las Vegas. / AFP PHOTO / John GURZINSKIGennady Golovkin has travelled the globe winning boxing matches in 22 cities and seven different countries to earn his Las Vegas debut on Saturday.The 35-year-old Golovkin has waited years for the arrival of this career-defining superfight against Mexico’s biggest star Canelo Alvarez.ADVERTISEMENT 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 A costly, catty dispute finally settled OSG plea to revoke ABS-CBN franchise ‘a duplicitous move’ – Lacson Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. End of his agony? SC rules in favor of Espinosa, orders promoter heirs to pay boxing legendlast_img read more

Anthony Davis, Jrue Holiday spark Pelicans’ rout of Wizards

first_img“Everybody stepped up and came in and contributed and it just made my job easy,” Frazier said.QUOTABLE“Of course, Jrue likes to play off the ball. He’ll tell you every day of the week he wants to play off the ball,” Davis said. “He knows where his strengths are. He hates playing the point. He’s not a point guard.”UP NEXTWizards: Visit Philadelphia on Friday night.Pelicans: Visit Miami on Friday night.Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Gretchen Barretto’s daughter Dominique graduates magna cum laude from California college “I saw a couple times he could shoot the ball but he wanted to pass,” Mirotic said. “That’s a great thing about him. He knows what he needs to do and what we need.”Kelly Oubre Jr. and Markieff Morris each scored 22 for the Wizards, who trailed by 20 at halftime and never got closer than 11 after that.John Wall added 17 points, while Bradley Beal had 16 points and 11 assists for Washington, which struggled to match the Pelicans’ pace or presence under the basket.New Orleans outrebounded Washington 64-38 and turned 17 offensive rebounds into 28 second-chance points. The Pelicans also outscored Washington 62-38 in the paint and 26-8 on fast-break points.“Our effort just wasn’t good tonight. Without the ball, we didn’t help each other out and our transition was terrible. As to why, I don’t really know,” Beal said. “It’s a little frustrating, but it’s fixable. It’s just a matter of getting used to those good habits.”ADVERTISEMENT Nadine Lustre’s phone stolen in Brazil “We had a hell of a game tonight,” Davis said. “It was a good game to see how we like to play and get back to how we played earlier in the year. When Tim’s in that lineup, he’s pushing the ball and lets Jrue be Jrue.”Holiday scored 29 points, while Julius Randle added 23 points and 12 rebounds for New Orleans. Frazier, who contributed 12 points and 12 assists, said his production resulted from not letting his recent lack of playing time discourage him from preparing hard for his next opportunity.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 Chriss“Not everybody can be AD,” Frazier said, adding that playing time “comes and goes and your job as a player is to always be ready.”Nikola Mirotic, who had 15 points and nine rebounds for the Pelicans, also gushed about Frazier. New Orleans Pelicans forward Anthony Davis, top and Washington Wizards forward Markieff Morris chase down loose ball in the second half of an NBA basketball game in New Orleans, Wednesday, Nov. 28, 2018. The Pelicans won 125-104. (AP Photo/Gerald Herbert)NEW ORLEANS — Anthony Davis gave the Pelicans’ latest lineup tweak a ringing endorsement.Davis had 28 points and 15 rebounds as New Orleans stemmed a four-game slide with an up-tempo 125-104 victory over the Washington Wizards on Wednesday night. Pelicans coach Alvin Gentry adjusted his starting five by inserting Tim Frazier at point guard and moving Jrue Holiday to shooting guard, where he could focus more on finding his shot than running the offense.ADVERTISEMENT Japeth Aguilar embraces role, gets rewarded with Finals MVP plum Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. ‘Mia’: Rom-com with a cause a career-boosting showcase for Coleen Garcia Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew View commentscenter_img Ginebra beats Meralco again to capture PBA Governors’ Cup title No.13 lucky for Orlando Bloom MOST READ Can basketball save the world? New NYU course says yes After winning title, time for LA Tenorio to give back to Batangas folk Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew 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 TIP-INSWizards: Lost to New Orleans for the first time in seven meetings and only the second time in 15. … Wall was assessed a technical foul late in the third quarter for bickering with officials after he was called for a hack on Holiday’s transition layup attempt. … Jeff Green had 10 points.Pelicans: Mirotic is 14 of 28 from 3-point range in his last four games after going 3 of 8 against Washington. … New Orleans improved to 9-2 at home, but plays its next two on the road, where the Pelicans are 2-9. … The Pelicans committed 20 turnovers, down only two from Monday’s loss to Boston, but their scoring was up and they largely controlled the game while also forcing 16 Wizards turnovers.FRAZIER FACTORThe Pelicans had looked disjointed and turnover-prone during their recent losing streak. Holiday was playing point guard because the usual starter at that spot, Elfrid Payton, is out with a broken finger.Frazier’s insertion began paying dividends early. Holiday, who committed eight turnovers Monday against Boston, had 16 points and one turnover in the first half versus Washington.“We did a good job of getting back to who we were,” Gentry said, alluding to his team’s 4-0 start, during which it averaged 128.3 points.Even with Davis starting 3 of 10 for nine points in the first half, New Orleans opened up a 20-point lead. The Pelicans closed the first half on a 21-7 run, beginning with Frazier’s transition layup and 3-pointer.Later, Holiday pounced on a deflected ball at the top of the key and immediately floated it down the lane to where Davis could convert an alley-oop layup off the glass.Randle closed out the run with a layup as he was fouled and a tip-in of Darius Miller’s missed 3, making it 67-47 at halftime. LATEST STORIESlast_img read more

Encana Bombings: Citizens ask questions at Tomslake community meeting

first_imgPhoto: Brian Levers of Encana speaks to the crowd at Tate Creek School – Johanna Henderson/Energeticcity.caRepresentatives from the RCMP and Encana addressed the citizens of Tomslake in a public forum Oct. 17, providing some answers while withholding others.- Advertisement -The meeting was facilitated by Dawson Creek’s Staff Sgt. Steven Grant, who said the RCMP was doing everything they could to protect the safety of the public. As of Oct. 17, a one-kilometre radius around the second blast site is blocked off to the public as investigations continue.The crowd of more than 200 who gathered in the gym of Tate Creek Elementary were mostly Tomslake residents. Questions ranged from the practical – such as how Encana is monitoring the pipelines for breaks – to the slightly frivilous, such as the type of detonator used in the explosions.Several key points were raised, however. Sgt. Tim Shields of the RCMP stated the importance of the public’s assistance, saying that the vast majority of crimes are solved because of an initial tip from the public.Shields said that the RCMP has received a number of tips, but could not comment on how close the force was to an arrest.When asked how to determine who was a suspicious person, Shields urged residents to rely on their instincts.Advertisement Brian Levers of Encana spoke to the crowd about increased security on the pipelines. Aside from increased ground patrols and surveillance, Levers said helicopters are flying over the pipelines with infrared technology to look for signs of damage. Levers also said the company had reduced production on one of its pipelines and a few of its projects in the area in order to improve surveillance at this time.Levers also responded to some members of the crowd who were angry that representatives from Murphy Oil – another company with several pipelines in the area – were not in attendance. Levers cited the short notice of the meeting as the reason for the company’s absence.The crowd, which included the likes of MLA Blair Lekstrom, Chief Caillou of the Kelly Lake Cree Nation and several councillors from Dawson Creek, seemed primarily concerned with how they could protect themselves in the event of a pipeline rupture. One woman asked how she could get involved with the pipeline monitoring and surveillance team. Staff Sgt. Steven Grant said that the Tomslake Rural Crimewatch and Citizens on Patrol are organizations the public can join, and they can contact the RCMP detachment for more information.Staff Sgt. Bryan Reid of the Prince George RCMP urged people to maintain patience as the investigation continues, saying the timeline of the investigation could be much longer than the public anticipated. Crimestoppers is offering a reward for tips that lead to the arrest of the person or persons responsible.Advertisementlast_img read more

Chicken smugglers, Police exchange gunfire on ECD

first_img… over 800lbs of chicken seized, 1 arrestedGunshots rang out in the quiet, close-knit village of Belfield, East Coast Demerara (ECD) on Thursday morning when Police swooped down on several chicken smugglers.Based on information received, after realising that the law enforcement officials were in the area and closing in on them, the smugglers retaliated by opening fire which prompted the ranks to follow suit.It is unclear as to how many men were involved in the shootout as they tried to evade arrest.Police Commander Royston Andries-Junor related that the Police managed to seize over 830lbs of chicken and were also able to nab one suspect who is assisting with investigations.Meanwhile, the chicken, which was parcelled off in 83 red coloured packets weighing 10lbs each, were handed over to the Guyana Revenue Authority (GRA) which has also launched a probe into the incident.Another Police Officer investigating the crime stated that at present, it is believed that the large quantity of chicken was smuggled into Guyana from neighbouring Suriname.It was then transported/brought to the ECD to be distributed/sold to outlets, specifically during the Christmas season when there is usually a high demand for the product.Less than three weeks ago, an officer of the Customs Anti-Narcotics Unit (CANU) was shot while on an anti-smuggling operation.It was reported that the officer was shot while on a joint exercise with the Police and Customs.The team had been in the Mahaica area when men said to be working with a well-known smuggler opened fire resulting in the CANU rank being hit in his shoulder with a bullet.Minutes prior to the shooting, the team had intercepted a boatload of suspected contraband.Again, in July last, an operation spearheaded by the Customs Department of the GRA, in collaboration with ranks in Berbice and the ECD led to the seizure of some 400 boxes of smuggled chicken and 60 boxes of assorted liquor and beers, according to reports.The Customs and GPF ranks had swooped down at a location in Mahaicony, ECD, as several men were in the process of offloading the items onto waiting vehicles. While it was said that the men had escaped, the GRA officials seized two boats, three engines, two buses and two cars.It was reported that the items were being smuggled for a known smuggler who resides at Annandale, ECD.GRA has been clamping down on smuggling in Guyana. Commissioner-General Godfrey Statia earlier this year said that it is costing the economy millions of dollars through revenue losses.Additionally, he had also said that millions of dollars in revenues have been recouped from seizures of illegal fuel over the past three years, as the GRA continues to dent the ‘Black Market’ with support from its sister agencies. (Kristen Macklingam)last_img read more

Exclusive – ‘I can see Messi joining Chelsea’, admits former Barcelona team-mate

first_imgLionel Messi COULD join Chelsea, according to former team-mate Andrea Orlandi.The Argentine superstar’s future is currently being discussed as his relationship with manager Luis Enrique sours at the Nou Camp, with the Blues apparently considering an audacious £200million swoop for his services.And while there have been rumours about him leaving the La Liga giants in the past, Orlandi, who spent two years with Barcelona, believes it now appears more likely than ever he could exit the club.“What I know from people there is that from day one the relationship [between Luis Enrique and Lionel Messi] wasn’t the best and obviously now it’s getting even worse,” he told the Alan Brazil Sports Breakfast.“Messi didn’t get picked at the weekend and the next day there was an open day for the kids, it���s a big day in Spain, the sixth of January [Three Kings Day]. There were 15,000 to watch training and Messi didn’t turn up. That really wasn’t good from him and obviously it’s not looking good at the moment.“It looks like [we could see Messi at Chelsea]. The rumours in Spain are that Chelsea are after him and I can see that happening because it’s probably the first time a story [like this] about Messi has come out. There have been loads of stories over the years but nothing has come out in the press but it’s been publicised [now] and everyone knows there is a problem there.“I don’t know who has done it [made the problems public] or who wants Messi to leave, whether it’s the club or him, but it looks like he could be going.”last_img read more

Artesia Pioneers nearly pull off the upset

first_img:Artesia 4, La Mirada 0 Alfredo Lennon scored twice as the Pioneers (9-5-1, 2-0) won the Suburban League game against the Matadores (6-6-1, 1-1). Ivan Arechiga and Luis Candelas each made a pair of saves to combine on the shutout for Artesia. Mayfair 1, Glenn 0 Los Alamitos 3, Huntington Beach 0 Bo Campbell had two goals, and his twin brother Sean scored another as the Griffins (9-2-2, 2-0) won the Sunset League game. Avalon 3, Oakwood 1 Victor Cervantes scored twice to lead the Lancers (4-2-2, 1-0) to victory in their Liberty League opener. BOYS BASKETBALL Artesia 68, La Mirada 32 James Harden had 24 points and 10 rebounds as the Pioneers (14-1, 2-0) overcame a sluggish start to win big in Suburban League play. Mayfair 76, Glenn 40 Jonathan Wills scored a game-high 25 points as the Monsoons (9-6, 2-0) had little trouble in winning their Suburban League matchup with the host Eagles (0-2 in league). Cerritos 69, Norwalk 58 Virgil Sanders led the way with 23 points to lead the visiting Dons (10-6, 2-0) past the Lancers (4-12, 0-1) in a Suburban League game. St. John Bosco 43, Millikan 30 John Garcia was the only player on either team in double figures, scoring 10 points to help lead the host Braves past the Rams in a nonleague matchup. In action late Thursday night, the Braves defeated Serra, 48-38. Vista Murrietta 81, Paramount 46 Tony Sandoval scored 21 points but it wasn’t nearly enough as the Pirates (8-8) lost a nonleague game on the road late Thursday. Oakwood 33, Avalon 32 The Lancers had a chance to win it at the end, but holding the ball with two seconds left and trailing by one, they failed to get a shot off and lost a Liberty League game on the road. Cesar Ocampo and Omar Bravo each scored 10 for Avalon (5-8, 0-3), which plays Oakwood again today. GIRLS BASKETBALL Cerritos 40, Norwalk 29 Tracy Tiao had a team-high 11 points to lead the visiting Dons (9-6, 2-0) past the host Lancers. Artesia 66, La Mirada 36 Sequoia Crandell led the way with 18 points as the Pioneers (8-5, 2-0) won the Suburban League game at La Mirada (0-2 league). Valley Christian 49, St. Joseph 33 Kristel Eddington had perfect court vision with 20 points and 20 rebounds as the Crusaders (6-9) won the nonleague game against the visiting Jesters. Paramount 46, Sierra Vista 33 Genesis Lewis scored 14 points as the host Pirates (13-3) won in nonleague play. Carson 58, L.A. Poly 27 Destiny Hagood had 12 rebounds as the Colts (5-10) beat L.A. Poly (5-8) for 13th place in the Fairfax Tournament. L.A. Adventist 42, Delphi 26 Melanie Bennett had a game-high 12 points as L.A. Adventist improved to 4-4 with a nonleague victory at home. GIRLS WATER POLO Gahr 7, Temecula Valley 5 Hannah Llamas scored three times to lead the Gladiators (12-7) to victory in the second round of the Western Tournament. Goalie Suzanna Guadarrama made eight saves and five steals. Downey 11, Harvard-Westlake 10 Stephanie Rosero scored eight goals as the Vikings (16-1) won a nonleague game. WRESTLING La Mirada 66, Cerritos 10 Oliver Medenilla pinned Jason Kim in 5:04 at 125 pounds to lead the Matadores (9-1, 1-0) past the visiting Dons (0-1 league) in a Suburban League meet late Thursday. 160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set!center_img AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MORECoach Doc Rivers a “fan” from way back of Jazz’s Jordan Clarkson Andrew Kawano scored the game’s only goal as the Monsoons (8-7-1, 1-1) picked up their first Suburban League win. Norwalk 5, Cerritos 0 Five players Francisco Navarro, Victor Reyes, Clemente Lopez, David Oliva and Pedro Preciado scored as the Lancers (8-3-1, 1-0) beat the Dons (0-2). St. John Bosco 2, Santa Margarita 1 Eder Robles scored in the 50th minute off an assist from Tito Mejia as the Braves (11-2-1, 1-0) held on for their first victory in six seasons of Serra League play against the Eagles (12-4, 0-1), who entered the season ranked first in CIF-SS Division I. last_img read more

Job Vacancy: Irwin Expert Electrical now hiring Store Manager and Stock Controller

first_imgIrwin Expert Electrical, Port Road, Letterkenny are looking to recruit a Store Manager and Stock Controller for immediate start.Candidate must have at least 3 years experience in a similar role.Position: Store Manager and Stock Controller Job responsibilities include:The checking and processing of all deliveries to the storeReporting and follow up of any stock shortages or overages on deliveryStock management  and reporting of any discrepancies in stock levels to Managing Director Accurate and timely handling of stock, including weekly stock takingAttention to detail and follow up, to ensure the speedy resolution of queriesA good understanding of computers Fluent & articulate English speakerFull clean driving licence Forklift Licence would be preferredTo apply: Please send your CV to info@irwinexpert.ieJob Vacancy: Irwin Expert Electrical now hiring Store Manager and Stock Controller was last modified: August 22nd, 2018 by Rachel McLaughlinShare 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:Irwin Expert ElectricalStore Manager and Stock Controllerlast_img read more

GAA NOTES: URRIS

first_imgGAA Bingo- Every Thursday Night At 9pm In St Marys Hall Clonmany Everyone Welcome.Match & Win for 2/2/2012 No jackpot winner last week this weeks will rise to €2,940.00 numbers drawn were 7,9,20,24 the €15 consolation prizes went to Alan Mortem Letter, Maria Comiskey c/o Annabella’s, John Brennan Leenan, Thomas G McConway Dunaff, Roisin Harkin Boharna.Congratulations to Edward McLaughlin (Coulier) who is now the new Vice Chairperson of the Inishowen GAA Board for 2012. Foundation Coaching Course:- Is now arranged for Friday 24th & Saturday 25th February the course is run over two sessions which includes one evening and a full day session. Child protection is also included as part of the course and is a prerequisite to qualify overall.Any one intending to help with coaching teams for the club in 2012 should have this minimum level of proficiency.Anyone interested in doing the course should contact John Friel 0860523550 or David Hession 0860538537 as soon as possible.Club Meeting – The next meeting is arranged for Wednesday 8th February at 8pm all members welcome.Club Membership 2012 – Is now due for renewal Adults €20 Child (under 18) €3 all players must be registered before season begins, contact David Hession or John Friel.Donegal Year Book – 2011 edition now available from the club at €15 contact John Friel. Club Merchandise – New Club Jersey and hat are now available in Centra, the club has a range of merchandise available in all sizes polo shirts hoodies jackets and not forgetting the all important urris hat for the coming winter contact Alan 0879029672.New Club Website is up and running at www.urris.gaa.ie so check it out for all the clubs up to date news.Any items for the notes please send to lckn3@eircom.net or text to Liz O’Neill on 0863858629 before 9pm on Sunday evening.   GAA NOTES: URRIS was last modified: February 6th, 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:URRIS GAA noteslast_img read more

Black hole linked to birth of stars

first_img160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set! Astronomers say the mysterious, massive black hole in the center of the Milky Way helped give birth to new stars, challenging earlier theories that black holes are solely destructive forces. Scientists peering through NASA’s Chandra X-ray Observatory found that disks of gas near the black hole actually helped spawn a new generation of stars. Their observations, announced Thursday, will be published in a future issue of the Monthly Notices of the Royal Astronomical Society. “Massive black holes are usually known for violence and destruction,” said Sergei Nayakshin of the University of Leicester in England, who made the discovery. “So it’s remarkable that this black hole helped create new stars, not just destroy them.” AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MOREWalnut’s Malik Khouzam voted Southern California Boys Athlete of the Week Black holes are believed to be the invisible remains of collapsed stars with gravitational pull so powerful not even light can escape the vortex. This Jekyll-and-Hyde nature suggested by the new discovery may help scientists understand the physics of black holes, said Sterl Phinney, a professor of theoretical astrophysics at the California Institute of Technology in Pasadena, who was not part of the study. Astronomers believe the gravity of the gas disk helped offset the tidal force of the black hole in a tug-of-war that allowed the stars to form. Scientists have ruled out the possibility that a star cluster formed far away and somehow migrated near the black hole. Some 10,000 low-mass stars formed near the black hole. If there had been a migration, scientists surmised they would have found at least a million such stars. The Milky Way is a spiral galaxy, a cluster of stars with a black hole in the center and bending arms spreading out from the core. The solar system, containing Earth and other planets, is on one of the spiral arms. last_img read more

Santa Clarita Football Friday

first_imgHE SAID “No one expected us to get this far, and we’ve proved a lot of people wrong. We want to keep on going strong and do the best we can do.” – Canyon linebacker Tyler Hawkins, on winning the Foothill League title after most prognosticators predicted the Cowboys would finish no better than third. DID YOU KNOW? The Canyon-Damien matchup today is a rematch of one ofCanyon’s most dramatic playoff victories, a 40-36 win in the 2003 Div. II quarterfinals that was decided on backup Will Brogan’s 23-yard touchdown pass in the final seconds. Brogan, a junior who had played sparingly that season, subbed for injured star Nate Longshore, who went down with one minute remaining. Brogan was knocked to the turf just as he threw the pass and didn’t see the touchdown. But he sure heard the roar of the crowd. “I was pretty happy,” Brogan said. “All I was really trying to do was to avoid a sack or an interception. Then I got up and saw everyone celebrating.” SPOTLIGHT Starting the season on the bench as a reserve after missing most of the summer with a knee injury, Valencia’s Virgil Hill has blossomed into one of the division’s top receivers. He has 22 catches for 345 yards and three TDs, and none of his receptions was more important than a 47-yarder on the final play in a victory last week over Saugus. Quarterback Michael Herrick broke California’s all-time passing-yardage record and surpassed 10,000 yards on Hill’s catch. “It was a great feeling, and I was just so happy to be a part of it and so happy that Michael got the record,” Hill said. “No one deserves it more than him. The last play of the game? It was perfect timing.” OFFBEAT Fumbles and interceptions have killed Saugus during most of its losses this season, so much so that coach Jason Bornn would rather not know his team’s exact turnover ratio. “From a talent prospective, I think we’ve actually overachieved this season, because we don’t have any Division I athletes or superstars, but our turnover ratio has got to be obscene,” Bornn said. “We’ve had more fumbles and interceptions than I’ve ever seen. We just have to think of way to resolve it.” OFF THE CHART Since Hart coach Mike Herrington took over in 1989, Hart is 16-0 in first-round playoff games, winning by an average margin of 36.1 points: 1989: Hart 41, Dana Hills 13 1990: Hart 13, Los Alamitos 10 1991: Hart 33, El Dorado 26 1992: Hart 45, Downey 14 1993: Hart 61, Pasadena 25 1994: Hart 42, Torrance 13 1995: Hart 56, Inglewood 20 1996: Hart 41, Downey 7 1997: Hart 42, Torrance 20 1998: Hart 56, Highland 6 1999: Hart 62, Quartz Hill 18 2000: Hart 45, Chaminade 3 2001: Hart 48, Redondo 7 2002: Hart 52, El Toro 0 2003: Hart 56, Upland 14 2004: Hart 35, Glendora 14 NUMBERS GAME 4 Missing Trabuco Hills of Mission Viejo defensive starters during last week’s loss to Capistrano Valley of Mission Viejo. All are expected to return for tonight’s Div. II playoff game against visiting Valencia. SOUTHERN SECTION DIV. II PLAYOFFS First Round: tonight, 7:30 HART (8-2) vs. GLENDORA (7-3) at College of the Canyons Player to watch: Ben Rodriguez, RB, Glendora. Rodriguez (1,423 yards, 8.1 avg., 14 TDs) has come on strong the past month, and he gave a 314-yard performance last week in a victory over Damien of La Verne. The 5-foot-10, 190-pound senior has rushed for 705 yards in the past three games. Outlook: Hart is 16-0 in first-round playoff games under coach Mike Herrington but the Indians need to be focused, because Glendora is looking to avenge last year’s 21-point playoff loss. Hart has a legacy of success – eight section titles, including five (in six appearances) the past seven years – but the Indians have been inconsistent. Tyler Lyon, coming off a 3,100-yard junior season, has passed for 1,142 yards and eight TDs in seven-plus games. Hart starting RB Delano Howell (ankle) is questionable, so Lyon will primarily be responsible for bringing Hart back to form after after last week’s heartbreaking 16-14 loss to Canyon. “We were talking about the toughest losses we’ve ever had, and that loss to Canyon was right up there with all of them,” Herrington said. “I’m trying to pump the kids back up, because as a coach you’ve got to do that.” LB Patrick Sarkissian (100 tackles) and DB James Wheeler (6 INTs, 3 fumble recoveries) lead Hart’s defense, which has allowed an average of 269 yards per game. Glendora QB Brad Stockham has had an up-and-down season, passing for 1,223 yards (46.3 pct.) with 10 TDs and 14 INTs. Andrew Cedargreen (124 tackles), a 6-0, 230-pound LB, has totaled 11 or more tackles in six consecutive games. VALENCIA (7-3) at TRABUCO HILLS (6-4) Player to watch: Trevor Mooney, TE, Trabuco Hills. Mooney, a 6-5, 232-pounder who has nine receptions, isn’t the Mustangs’ No. 1 target, but he has great tools. He’s been offered scholarships by eight Pacific-10 Conference universities. Outlook: Valencia can’t be happy about making a two-hour-plus trek to south Orange County, but a third-place finish in the Foothill League meant a trek to Mission Viejo to face Trabuco Hills, which is the South Coast League’s No. 2 entry. “I’m a little surprised we’re playing Valencia, but I don’t think it’s going to be a picnic for them,” Trabuco Hills coach Jason Negro said. “It’s a long drive.” Trabuco Hills has won five of six home games, and two of Valencia’s three losses have been on the road. “It doesn’t really surprise me that we’re opening on the road,” QB Michael Herrick said. “We got shaken up a little bit towards the end of the season and finished in third place, so we’ve got our work cut out for us. I think we can bounce back and put ourselves in a good position.” All eyes figure to be on Herrick, who owns California’s all-time passing yardage record with 10,002. He’s passed for 2,490 yards and 10 TDs this season, and he’s also rushed for eight TDs. Shane Vereen has 1,223 yards rushing, 37 receptions and 21 TDs. Jason Engelberg (25 receptions, two TDs) is among four WRs with 21 catches or more. Trabuco Hills, like Valencia, comes from a strong league, and it employs a balanced attack led by quarterback Sean Reilly, who has passed for more than 2,000 yards with 15 TDs and only five INTs, running back P.J. Vallier (1,787 yards, 17 TDs) and receiver Stephen Tedesco (49 receptions, 1,059 yards, 9 TDs). DAMIEN (6-4) at CANYON (9-1) Player to watch: Richie Wirthlin, WR/DB, Canyon. Wirthlin appears to be full strength after missing four games because of a broken hand. He had seven receptions in Thursday’s victory over Hart and is tied for the team lead with 23. He also has four INTs. Outlook: Canyon’s J.J. DiLuigi, who has rushed for 1,443 yards and scored a school-record 35 TDs, probably is licking his chops after watching video of last week’s Damien-Glendora game, in which Glendora’s Ben Rodriguez rushed for 314 yards. DiLuigi is the among California’s hottest players, and Canyon undoubtedly will feed him the football until someone stops him. Canyon is not one-dimensional. Foothill League passing-efficiency leader Austin Civita has completed 56 percent of his passes for 1,522 yards and 12 TDs. He’s also an effective scrambler. Many of Canyon’s most important players are on defense, and the Cowboys have allowed an average of 269 yards. Among the defensive stars are DL Garrett Leary, LBs Tyler Hawkins and Matt Brown and DBs Wirthlin, Randy Rigg and Chris Kingsbury. Damien spent most of the season ranked among the Division’s top 10 before finishing with three consecutive losses. LB Chris Lucero, a 5-10, 174-pounder, has 68 tackles and five sacks. SAUGUS (4-6) at MISSION VIEJO (10-0) Player to watch: Chane Moline, RB, Mission Viejo. A highly touted 6-2, 240 pounder – he’s 50 pounds heavier than most of Saugus’ starting defenders – Moline’s stats (791 yards rushing, 14 receptions, 22 TDs) are down compared to last year, but only twice has he had more than 14 carries in a game. Outlook: It could be a long ride home for Saugus. Top-seeded Mission Viejo has won 65 of its past 66 games, including 24 in a row since a loss to Hart in the 2003 final. Saugus is without its best player, QB Zach Summers, who suffered a season-ending broken collarbone last week. The Centurions, hoping to win a playoff game for the first time since 1999, are 0-6 against .500 opponents this season. FINAL STANDINGS FOOTHILL LEAGUE Team League Overall Canyon 5-0 9-1 Hart 4-1 8-2 Valencia 3-2 7-3 Saugus 2-3 4-6 Burroughs 1-4 4-6 Burbank 0-5 3-7 Others: Golden Valley 2-8 (freelance); West Ranch 2-1 (freelance). SEASON LOGS CANYON (9-1) 55 at Leuzinger 0 42 Burroughs/R 21 27 Simi Valley 34 42 South Torrance 6 21 Crespi 0 45 Burbank 10 55 Saugus at COC 7 42 Burroughs/B 7 49 Valencia 21 16 Hart 14 Tonight Damien GOLDEN VALLEY (2-8) Home: Canyon HS 0 Burbank 66 14 Knight 24 14 Pioneer Valley 67 7 Alemany 38 14 Palos Verdes 62 14 Quartz Hill 51 7 at Ontario Christian 56 24 Salesian 14 38 at Carpinteria 7 28 St. Genevieve 20 HART (8-2) Home: College of the Canyons 7 Moorpark 6 21 at St. Bonaventure 33 38 Westlake 7 23 at Birmingham 13 34 Loyola 27 14 Saugus 7 55 at Burroughs 21 17 at Valencia 14 28 Burbank 0 14 Canyon 16 Tonight Glendora SAUGUS (4-6) Home: College of the Canyons 57 at Blair 0 48 Pasadena 7 21 Chino 48 7 Notre Dame 21 0 at St. Francis 20 7 at Hart 14 7 Canyon 55 35 at Burbank 28 22 Burroughs 14 7 Valencia 35 Tonight at Mission Viejo VALENCIA (7-3) 35 at Bishop Amat 21 51 Birmingham 30 48 El Toro 20 30 St. John Bosco 3 28 at Notre Dame 35 36 at Burroughs/B 21 42 Burbank 3 17 Hart 14 21 at Canyon 49 35 Saugus 7 Tonight at Trabuco Hills AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MOREWalnut’s Malik Khouzam voted Southern California Boys Athlete of the Week160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. 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