Play It Forward Oct. 30-Nov. 5: The last (two) at Dodger Stadium with a November hue

first_img On Mamba Night, the Lakers make short work of Blazers to take 3-1 series lead NO. 6: NBA: WARRIORS AT CLIPPERSDetails/TV: At Staples Center, Monday, 7:30 p.m., Prime TicketThe Clippers (4-1) were the last team to finally lose its first game, doing it against Detroit last Saturday, but they’re still at a league-best plus 13.8 points in final score differential. A couple weeks into the season, the Clippers’ Danilo Gallinari is 13th in the league averaging 35.6 minutes per game; the Warriors’ Kevin Durant is second at 37.5. And Steph Curry is managing to average 27.7 points a game by averaging just 33.3 minutes a contest. The Warriors have won their last 10 in a row against the Clippers.Also this week for the Clippers: At Staples Center vs. Dallas (Wednesday, 7:30 p.m., ESPN and Prime Ticket), vs. Memphis (Saturday, 12:30 p.m., Prime Ticket) and vs. Miami (Sunday, 12:30 p.m., Prime Ticket)NO. 7:  NBA: PISTONS AT LAKERS Details/TV: At Staples Center, Tuesday, 7:30 p.m., Spectrum SportsNet“If you not with us now don’t be with us later … we gone figure it out,” Lonzo Ball tweeted out after the Lakers’ 96-81 loss to Utah on Saturday night. Ball, with a team-high 35 minutes a game, also leads the Lakers with 7.5 rebounds and 7.7 assists per game to go with 10.0 points after six contests.Also this week for the Lakers: At Portland, Thursday at 7:30 p.m., TNT; vs. Brooklyn at Staples Center, Friday at 7:30 p.m., SSN; vs. Memphis at Staples Center, Sunday at 6:30 p.m., SSNNO. 8: NHL: PREDATORS AT DUCKS Details/TV: At Honda Center, Friday, 7 p.m., Prime TicketThe first meeting of the two who ended up in the six-game Western Conference finals last summer. But for the time being, Nashville and Anaheim are hanging out around the .500 mark, even though Predators goalie Pekka Rinne is fourth in goals-against average at 1.86.Also this week for the Ducks: Vs. Toronto at Honda Center, Wednesday at 7 p.m., PT; at San Jose, Saturday at 7:30 p.m., Prime Ticket. Chris Paul, Russell Westbrook and other NBA stars pay tribute to Kobe Bryant Photos: Lakers defeat Trail Blazers in Game 4 of first-round playoff series NO. 4: COLLEGE FOOTBALL WEEK 10 UCLA at UTAH Details/TV: At Rice Eccles Stadium, Friday, 6 p.m., FS1No one in the Pac-12 has mastered this Friday night appearance a week after having played a Saturday game. Take USC for example. Yet the Bruins (4-4, 2-3) have this blue-plate combo, on the road both times. The Utes (4-4, 1-4) have lost three in a row after a 30-24 win at Arizona on Sept. 23, and one of them was that one-point mishap at USC.Also in College Football Week 10: LSU at Alabama, Saturday at 5 p.m., Channel 2; Virginia Tech at Miami, 5 p.m., Channel 7; Oregon at Washington, Saturday at 7 p.m., FS1; Oklahoma at Oklahoma State, Saturday at 1 p.m., FS1; Stanford at Washington State, Saturday at 12:30 p.m., Channel 11; Clemson at North Carolina State, Saturday at 12:30 p.m., Channel 7; South Carolina at Georgia, Saturday at 12:30 p.m., Channel 2; Ohio State at Iowa, Saturday at 12:30 p.m., ESPN; Wake Forest at Notre Dame, Saturday at 12:30 p.m., Channel 4. Also this week: The first College Football Playoff Top 25 poll announced Tuesday at 4 p.m., ESPNNO. 5: NFL WEEK 9 RAMS at N.Y. GIANTS Details/TV: At MetLife Stadium in East Rutherford, N.J., Sunday, 10 a.m., Ch. 11At this point, the NFC West-leading Rams (5-2) may never come back to the West Coast. After a game in Jacksonville, another in London and then a bye week, they have the giant responsibility of entertaining what could be the NFL’s most disappointing franchise. The 1-6 football Giants are last in the NFC East, with only 112 points scored (28th in the league, compared to the Rams’ 212, which leads the NFL).Also this week in NFL Week 8: Denver at Kansas City, Monday at 5:30 p.m., ESPN.Also this week in NFL Week 9 where the Chargers have a bye: Buffalo at N.Y. Jets, Thursday at 5:25 p.m., NFL Network; Oakland at Miami, Sunday at 5:30 p.m., Channel 4; Kansas City at Dallas, Sunday at 1:25 p.m., Channel 2.Related Articles Newsroom GuidelinesNews TipsContact UsReport an Errorcenter_img Horse dies after injury during workout at Del Mar Ranking the top 10 sports events Oct. 30-Nov. 5 you won’t want to miss:NO. 1: 113th WORLD SERIESASTROS AT DODGERS Details/TV: Game 6 at Dodger Stadium, Tuesday, 5:20 p.m., Ch. 11 (with Game 7 Wednesday at 5:20 p.m., if necessary).Never thought you’d be looking forward to a Halloween at Dodger Stadium, eh? Why not come dressed as your favorite Dodger and see if you can sneak through security.And don’t be spooked by the StubHub.com prices that have recently posted for Game 6. The lowest-priced seats at the very top of the reserved level far down by the foul poles are going for about $920-plus. The so-called “best value” is a $4,995 spot in the club section on the first-base line. There’s also a $25,000 dugout club seat in row AA if you wish – not you, Marlins Man.One thing we did notice during Games 1 and 2 at Dodger Stadium last week was how, at times, it didn’t seem to be “World Series” enough. Between innings, the video boards still had those trivial fan contests – find the ball under the baseball cap, and whatever they do with throwing ping-pong balls into a plastic cup – which feel more appropriate when you’re just trying to pass the time during a regular-season contest. There was far too many “Make Noise!” coaxing, as if the fans couldn’t figure it out. And all the celebrity shots in the stands. Really? Would it be too much to ask for a few more  historic World Series clips with Vin Scully narration from past Dodgers’ Fall Classic victories? Find a company to sponsor it. We’re sure they’d be happy to be associated with something a little more classy than sassy.NO. 2: HORSE RACING: 34th BREEDERS’ CUP Details/TV: At Del Mar Race Track, Friday and Saturday, NBCSN and Ch. 4The surf and turf meet the sport’s greatest day for the first time, venturing south of Santa Anita to put a spotlight on how Southern California remains in the game despite the loss of Hollywood Park. The 13-race, two-day festival includes nine champions from past Breeders’ Cup events going after $28 million in prizes. The $6 million Classic (Saturday, 5:35 p.m., Ch. 4) has defending champion Arrogate back against rival and Pacific Classic winner Collected, Travers champ West Coast and top-ranked North American horse Gun Runner, who has become the early favorite with bettors. Trainer Bob Baffert has five horses pre-entered in the race before positions are drawn Monday, and he is trying to have a winner here for the fourth straight time.The lineup: Friday: Juvenile Fillies Turf (2:25 p.m.), Dirt Mile (3:05 p.m.), Juvenile Turf (3:50 p.m.), Distaff (4:35 p.m.) Saturday: Juvenile Fillies (noon), Turf Sprint (12:37 p.m.), Filly and Mare Sprint (1:14 p.m.), Filly and Mare Turf (2 p.m.), Sprint (2:37 p.m.), Mile (3:19 p.m.), Juvenile (3:58 p.m.), Turf (4:37 p.m.), Classic (5:35 p.m.)This brief Del Mar 16-race meet through Nov. 26 opens Wednesday with a first post of 12:30 p.m. More information: www.breederscup.comNO. 3: COLLEGE FOOTBALL WEEK 10ARIZONA AT USC Details/TV: At the Coliseum, Saturday, 7:45 p.m., ESPNArizona sophomore quarterback Khalil Tate, the Inglewood native from Serra High in Gardena, turned down a USC scholarship and made his first college start at age 17 against the Trojans last season, piling up 72 yards rushing with a TD and 58 yards passing. But USC wrangled a 48-14 win behind five TD scores by Sam Darnold. Things have changed a bit. Tate had 275 yards passing, 146 yards rushing and accounted for three TDs in the Wildcats’ win over then-No. 15 Washington State on Saturday night. The Trojans can clinch (unofficially) the Pac-12 South, meaning they have head-to-head wins over their closest pursuers with just a few weeks left in the regular season. It’s USC’s homecoming game, and the No. 17 Trojans (7-2, 5-1) have a 5-0 record against the No. 23 Wildcats (6-2, 4-1) when both meet as AP Top 25 ranked teams. Angels’ poor pitching spoils an Albert Pujols milestone NO. 9: NHL: MAPLE LEAFS AT KINGS Details/TV: At Staples Center, Thursday, 7:30 p.m., FSWThe Kings finish a six-game road trip with a stopover in St. Louis (Monday, 5 p.m, FSW) before entering November, where nine of the 14 games are at home. Toronto handed the Kings their first regulation loss of the season last week, a 3-2 decision where the Kings took an inordinate amount of penalties and were without Jeff Carter. Goalie Jonathan Quick is second in the NHL in goals-against (1.76) and save percentage (.946) and Drew Doughty leads in plus-minus (13), with the Maple Leafs’ 20-year-old center Austin Matthews second at 12 and fourth in goals with eight.Also this week for the Kings: Vs. Nashville at Staples Center, Saturday at 7:30 p.m., FSWNO. 10: COLLEGE BASKETBALL EXHIBITION LONG BEACH STATE vs. CAL STATE BAKERSFIELD Details: At the Walter Pyramid, Monday, 8 p.m.UCLA vs. CAL STATE L.A. Details/TV: At Pauley Pavilion, Wednesday at 7 p.m., Pac-12 NetBefore the season officially starts Nov. 10, the 49ers received NCAA permission to stage a scrimmage with Cal State Bakersfield as a way to raise funds toward helping fire relief victims. (Long Beach State also gets in a game against Cal State Dominguez Hills at the Pyramid on Saturday at 4 p.m.) The Bruins also get a TV tune-up prior to heading to Shanghai, China to open the season against Georgia Tech.ALSO THIS WEEK:UFC 217Details/TV: At Madison Square Garden in New York, Saturday at 7 p.m., pay-per-view, FS1, UFCFightPass.comThe UFC makes its second NYC appearance – following up from a Conor McGregor headliner in UFC 205 that drew 20,000 – and features middleweight champion Michael Bisping defending his belt against former three-time welterweight champ Georges St-Pierre, who hasn’t fought in the UFC since he “retired” in 2013. The last loss for the 36-year-old Canadian known as GSP was at UFC 69, for what it’s worth. More info: www.ufc.comBOXING: DENONTAY WILDER vs. BERMANE STIVERNE Details/TV: At the Barkley Center in Brooklyn, Saturday at 6 p.m., ShowtimeWilder, the undefeated heavyweight champ at 38-0-0 with 37 KOs, takes on the former champ Stiverne (25-2-1, 21 KOs). It’s a rematch of their 2015 meeting where Alabama-native Wilder, the 6-foot-7 2008 U.S. Olympic bronze medalist, won by a decision in Las Vegas, becoming the first American to hold the heavyweight title since 2006.last_img read more

Rochelle Bryan pledges to remain at Barbican

first_imgAfter representing three clubs in 15 years in the nation’s Women’s League football, Rochelle ‘Chunky’ Bryan has fallen in love with Barbican FC. She now has no intention of parting ways with the St Andrew-based club.In her second season at Barbican, Bryan was awarded the Most Valuable Player (MVP) for the just concluded 2015 season. She won the MVP trophy and $25,000 cash incentive at the recent Sherwin- Williams/JFF awards ceremony.Bryan missed the function due to illness, but was naturally happy on hearing the good news. She was a key member of the team which won the league and knockout double. Playing in an attacking midfield role, Bryan netted seven times, including two hat-tricks.”I felt really great when I heard the news as it was my first MVP award in the league after so many years,” Bryan told The Gleaner.”Well, I have been playing in the league since 2000 and won back-to-back titles with my first club, Portmore Strikers, in 2000-01. And, this year I won my fourth title with Barbican,” she disclosed.”It is really a very nice feeling to win such an award. I just gave it my all and it paid dividends,” the 28 year-old former youth and national senior representative stated.She said Barbican are a great club and it is wonderful to be working with her teammates and coach Charles Edwards.”The coach and captain (Philisha Lewis) have been very good to me. They help to motivate the team on a whole. Barbican are like a family and we are reaping the benefits of hard work over the years,” Bryan, who also played at UWI FC two years ago, said.”I intend to remain at Barbican as long as I am healthy and can give my all to the team. The key at Barbican is discipline and the training is very hard. But we are going for it again as we have not lost a game since 2011,” she said.Bryan, who started in the local club league at age 13, has been affected by knee and back injuries during her career.She last played for Jamaica women’s senior team last year, but was not included recently. However, Bryan says whenever she is called, “I am always ready to represent my country.”Right now, we need a lot more help in order to develop the football here. The JFF also needs to do a lot more for women’s football. There is a lot of talent out there, but they need proper guidance,” the veteran footballer shared.last_img read more

APNU, AFC to contest LGE under one ticket

first_imgAfter months of uncertainty, the A Partnership for National Unity (APNU) and the Alliance For Change (AFC) have finally decided to contest the Local Government Elections (LGE) under one ticket.This disclosure was made by AFC Chairman Minister Khemraj Ramjattan on Wednesday. This decision, he said, was made even as the parties are still trying to put certain mechanisms in place to ensure that they contest the elections with aPresident David Grangergood slate of candidates.“We have made a decision that we are going as a coalition. We have to trash out a number of issues preferably in relation to candidacy candidates, and number of other things,” he told the press, while noting that the AFC has noticed some unfortunate development in the Georgetown municipality.Ramjattan was referring to the attitude of APNU Councillors, including Town Clerk Royston King towards AFC members, which he claimed is “bothering us.” The AFC Chairman indicated that statements in this regard have been made and will be officially raised through communication with APNU officials.“A letter has gone to the President (David Granger) as leader of APNU and we are supposed to address that through our leaders, Raphael Trotman and him. I think there will be some development this week,” he explained. A meeting between the two could be held soon to iron out those issues.In mid-January, Trotman had announced the possibility of the party breaking awayAFC ChairmanKhemraj Ramjattanfrom the APNU for this year’s LGE. The AFC leader went as far as to reveal that there was a strong opinion of body within the party that the AFC should go alone, which may have been prompted over delays with reviewing the Cummingsburg Accord.The AFC has, of recent, come under fire for the perceived submissive role it played when it joined forces with APNU. In 2017 top leadership of the AFC had decided to revise its governing agreement with APNU.Days later, General Secretary of the People’s National Congress (PNC), the leading party in the APNU coalition, Amna Ally, said the APNU is prepared to contest the LGE without the AFC. However, the President had hinted that contesting LGE as a coalition would have been the best option.Meanwhile, despite several infightings among coalition members, especially at the level of the City Council, Ramjattan sought to defend both parties when he was asked to comment on the issue. He claimed that the relationship particularly at the Central Government level is cordial.“We have tremendously cordial relationship at that highest of level. I have a very good relationship with President Granger and his entire team and it’s not reflective of any kind of relationship at the bottom there as had happened in the municipality,” he explained to the media.The Minister admitted that the AFC’s opposition to the controversial parking meter project might have resulted in APNU controlling both the Mayor and Deputy Mayor positions. Only recently, the PNC dominated Council voted to replace AFC member Lionel Jaikarran as Deputy Mayor.Despite this move, Ramjattan said democracy must be respected. “It is a democratic decision and we have to learn to live with democratic decisions and indeed, I rather suspect that those who voted the way they did, didn’t like the principled positions of Sherod (Duncan) and Dr Jaikarran and so if they have the majority in that Council and they want the new guy – Peter – well they will have him,” he added.In trying to explain that the dynamics of Governments, whether coalition or not, he said everyone has some amount of issue. He advised therefore that decisions should never be taken on the basis on one’s emotion, and suggested that the infighting at the municipality is more of a personality issue.last_img read more

The boys are back: Mack, Arcata ready for McKinelyville Tip-off Tournament, Fortuna on the road at St. Helena Tournament

first_imgThe defending co-Big 5 Conference champion and Niclai Tournament champion Fortuna Huskies will begin their season today on the road in St. Helena with a first-round tournament game against El Molino while rivals Arcata and McKinleyville will lace up for the 33rd annual McKinleyville Tip-off Tournament.FortunaThe Huskies claimed thier third Niclai championship in program history with a 75-55 win over McKinleyville last season after Fortuna, McKinleyville and Del Norte finished the regular …last_img

Samsung’s Galaxy S4 Gets The Bratty Jeremy Maxwell Tease. Again

first_imgSay what you will about Samsung, it sticks to its guns. Even if that means once again inflicting a whiny, snobby little brat on an unsuspecting world as its mascot and “secret messenger” for the upcoming Galaxy S4 smartphone.Yes, Jeremy Maxwell is back — and annoying as ever — in Samsung’s latest Galaxy S4 teaser video. Almost as bad as that is the fact that very little about the S4 is actually teased here, except for the fact that a product with that name is on its way.Samsung is releasing a series of videos starring Little Jeremy, some suburbanite preppy who gets early access to the Galaxy S4. The first video showed him signing a non-disclosure agreement and getting a peek in the box that, presumably, holds the Galaxy S4 (though all we can really tell is that the damn thing glows). We are left with Jeremy getting harassed by a girl neighbor demanding to know what his secret is.Samsung has now treated us to the next installment of this imp’s journey. We see Jeremy poking his head into the (still glowing) box, getting yelled at by the neighbor girl and marveling at the thing inside. (“It’s my favorite color,” Jeremy coos. I hope he likes pearl grey.) Jeremy then goes to bed with his faithful dog, all alight with excitement.In the morning, Jeremy’s mother calls out, “I’ve put out your power ties for your big day!” Jeremy, in a fit of pure Zen, chants, “big day, big day.”The video is embedded below. Tell us in the comments what you think of Jeremy Maxwell. More importantly, what do you think of this hype-machine marketing campaign from Samsung? Is it helpful in any way, shape or form? What about the demographic choice of a kid with a butler and power ties?Samsung will debut the Galaxy S4 at Radio City Music Hall in New York City this Thursday, March 14th. We’ll be there to bring you all the action. With any luck, Jeremy Maxwell won’t be invited.  dan rowinski Role of Mobile App Analytics In-App Engagement Lead image courtesy of the Samsung teaser video The Rise and Rise of Mobile Payment Technology Tags:#Android#Galaxy S4#Samsung Related Posts What it Takes to Build a Highly Secure FinTech … Why IoT Apps are Eating Device Interfaceslast_img read more

How to Weather and Age Props

first_imgWeathering your props adds character and history to your scene and makes your created world look lived-in. Here’s how to go about it.Top image via TestedWe’ve previously covered the power of props and a few great resources for making your own. In this piece, we’re going to look at a few advanced tutorials for adding character to your props. These tricks can really add depth to period pieces and futuristic films, when props need to look much older than they really are.Weathering Tips and TricksIn this video from Tested, Adam Savage talks about many of his techniques for weathering his prop builds. This includes his research both online and in garage sales. His goal is to add a story to each prop. What type of labels would be appropriate? How would it have been shipped?Image via TestedAdam Savage is a real master prop builder. Most know him for his work on Mythbusters, but he actually spent time building props and models for ILM, working on films like the Star Wars prequels and Galaxy Quest.Some of his suggestions include adding stickers and removing them, leaving behind the residue. He uses yellow, sienna, and black paint to age pieces — but he first mists the prop down to keep the paint from adhering properly.Savage also uses plenty of sand paper to add authenticity, and throws in fuller’s earth powder to look like dust. He uses chains and wood to beat objects, adding years of wear and tear. Finally, he adds a touch of coffee. The goal is to dirty a prop too much, and then try to clean it as best as you can. The result gives you a realistic looking prop. What are your best prop builds? Have anymore more tips to share? Sound off in the comments below. Adding RustImage from Classic Wrecks via EtsyJohn Findra is a model-car maker who approaches his craft differently than most of his peers. Rather than building perfect replicas, he ages and rusts his vehicles. His Etsy shop, Classic Wrecks, is full of amazing model cars.In this video from Etsy, you’ll see how Findra visits junkyards to research the effects of rust on cars and learn how glass shatters from a break. Using paint pens and markers, Findra adds the subtle irregularities associated with distressed metal.To add layers of rust, you’ll need a paint brush or sponge, as well as some black, orange, and brown paint. Check out this simple tutorial from Dave Lowe Design to see the easiest way to layer the colors and pull off a rusted look.center_img Creating Aged Paper Image via Lewis McGregorSay you’re shooting a film that involves the discovery of an ancient map or letter. Maybe you’re planning to steal the Declaration of Independence. In either case, you’ll want to know how to age paper props. In this tutorial from Lewis McGregor, you’ll learn how to distress and age your prop paper without having to use a lighter. Not every old prop has barely managed to survive a fire, you know.Tools and Supplies:Parchment PaperInstant CoffeeSpoonRolling PinPaper TowelGlass of WaterHair DryerPaper Distresserlast_img read more

Photo: Ohio State LB Joshua Perry Had To Sit Next To A “Joker” Michigan Fan On His Flight Back From Costa Rica

first_imgOhio State's players walking onto the field.COLUMBUS, OH – NOVEMBER 03: A general view as the Ohio State Buckeyes enters the field before the game against the Wisconsin Badgers on November 3, 2007 at Ohio Stadium in Columbus, Ohio. Ohio State defeated Wisconsin 38-17. (Photo by Jonathan Daniel/Getty Images)The Ohio State-Michigan rivalry doesn’t just exist domestically. It’s international. Buckeye linebacker Joshua Perry was recently traveling back to the U.S. from Costa Rica. He, unfortunately, came across a Michigan fan at the airport. Then he had to sit in the same row as the Wolverines’ supporter on the plane. It was a friendly encounter, though, it seems. This pic is a gem! We sat next to this joker on the plane back from Costa Rica lol #BucksAbroad #GoBucks! pic.twitter.com/zrLDCOcQnA— Joshua Edward Perry (@RIP_JEP) May 21, [email protected]_JEP Don’t worry though… We gave him a fistful of peel on Block-O tattoos at the airport #PlantingFlags #BucksAbroad— Joshua Edward Perry (@RIP_JEP) May 21, 2015We’re not sure what giving a “fistful of peel on Block-O tattoos” means, but it sounds like Perry won the meeting.last_img read more

ESPN’s Updated Post-Spring College Football Top 25

first_imgESPN College Football National Championship in Tampa Bay logo.ESPN Top 25ESPN has updated its preseason top 25 for the 2016 college football season now that spring football is behind us. There is no new team at No. 1. Alabama has held onto the top spot. There are some changes to the top 25, though, which was last released post-National Signing Day. Among them: Clemson has moved up from No. 5 to No. 2; Florida has dropped out; Miami has moved in. Post-spring-updated Way Too Early Top 25: https://t.co/MCevh6uQcM— Mitch Sherman (@mitchsherman) May 10, 2016Here’s the full top 25:  Nick Saban DabAlabama at No. 1.AlabamaClemsonMichiganFlorida StateOklahomaLSUBaylorStanfordNotre DameOhio StateTennesseeUSCGeorgiaOle MissOklahoma StateMichigan StateWashingtonHoustonUNCOregonTexas A&MUCLAIowaMiamiLouisvilleAlabama has also been ranked No. 1 in the top 25 from the Sporting News and FOX Sports.  Oklahoma is No. 1 in Sports Illustrated’s, though, and Florida State is No. 1 in ESPN’s FPI. [ESPN]last_img read more

Newcastle Airport accepts expansion grant

center_img “Receiving this funding is a real game changer; the expansion will provide the space for us to grow our domestic services and give us the capability to move into the short-haul international market,” Newcastle Airport chief executive Paul Hughes said. The NSW Government committed the capital as part of the Hunter Infrastructure Investment Fund. Newcastle Airport has received an AU$11 million grant to expand the region’s airport terminal.last_img