Boxing: Hearn confirms Anthony Joshua wants Tyson Fury next

first_img Promoted ContentBest & Worst Celebrity Endorsed Games Ever Made8 Things To Expect If An Asteroid Hits Our Planet10 Risky Jobs Some Women DoThe Highest Paid Football Players In The WorldYou’ve Only Seen Such Colorful Hairdos In A Handful Of Anime5 Of The World’s Most Unique Theme Parks2020 Tattoo Trends: Here’s What You’ll See This YearTop 10 Tiniest Phones Ever MadeThis Guy Photoshopped Himself Into Celeb Pics And It’s Hysterical7 Universities Where Getting An Education Costs A Hefty PennyCouples Who Celebrated Their Union In A Unique, Unforgettable Way10 Outrageous Ideas That Made People Ridiculously Rich Fury made a statement on Saturday night when he scored two knockdowns before stopping Deontay Wilder in the seventh round of their rematch at the MGM Grand in Las Vegas. Loading… There is a contractual clause, where Wilder has the option of forcing an immediate third fight.The third contest would likely take place in the summer, in June or July, if Wilder goes in that direction.“I’ve already spoken to AJ and he wants to go into this fight next,” Hearn told Talk Sport.“We have to make this fight happen. We will never, ever get the chance for two Brits to fight for an undisputed heavyweight world championship. I promise you we will do everything we can to make this fight. It has to happen.Read Also: Boxing: Fury calls out Anthony Joshua after beating Wilder“We will never get this opportunity in this sport to do this again with two Brits. I’ve already spoken to AJ – he wants to go straight into this fight next. He loves the Tyson fight, he has has zero fear of fighting Tyson Fury. He has been through everything already and he wants to be undisputed and this is the chance for our sport to have one of those legacy moments that we will never get the opportunity to have again.“I heard out of his camp he was going to be aggressive and go for it and I thought it was absolute madness and it ended up being genius from him and his team. Just a wonderful performance. What a time for British boxing – an incredible night. I felt like he could school him but I didn’t think he could school him and beat him up, and he did that.”FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmail分享 center_img Their first bout ended in a controversial twelve round split draw in December of 2018. Eddie Hearn, promoter for IBF, IBO, WBA, WBO heavyweight champion Anthony Joshua, has already spoken to his boxer and he wants to face newly crowned WBC champion Tyson Fury next.Advertisementlast_img read more

Rice buffer stock good for more than three months – NFA Aklan

first_imgFidel said that the buying stations are strategicallylocated across this province to allow local farmers the ease of buying andselling of rice. NFA-Aklan’s rice buffer stock can last up to more than three months, according to National Food Authority-Aklan Provincial Manager Benilda Fidel. The food authority now has a total of83,000 bags of palay and 3,600 bagsof locally-milled rice. NFA-Aklan has exceeded its currentwarehouse capacity of 70,000 bags procured from local farmers. “NFA is expecting influx of localfarmers to sell their palay duringthe harvest season at a higher price compared to private rice traders,”she said. KALIBO, Aklan – The current buffer stockof palay in this province remainssufficient and is expected to last more than three months, according to NationalFood Authority (NFA) Aklan Provincial Manager Benilda Fidel. The NFA-Aklan Grains Center in the townof Banga, Farm Level Grains Center warehouse in the town of Ibajay and mobile palay procurement teams directly buyfrom the farmers. The Rice trade liberation law orRepublic Act No. 11203 requires the food agency to source its buffer stock fromdomestic farmers in order to meet the mandated buffer stock level for at least15-30 days. Currently, NFA is buying clean and dry palay from local farmers at P19 perkilogram with 14-percent moisture content and 100-95 percent purity.   She said that NFA-Aklan opted to leasean additional private-warehouse for the extra storage of unmilled rice due tothe high volume of its deliveries and stocks in its warehouse in BarangayLinabuan Sur, Banga, Aklan. The NFA local rice is sold wholesale at P25per kilo and P27 per kilo to consumers by accredited retailers. The retail priceof regular milled rice ranges from P32 to P38 per kilo, while the well milledrice is at P40 to 44 per kilo. “May imported rice but we have a minimal inventory… local ricefrom domestic farmers is available in the market,” Fidel stressed. She added that government agencies likethe Bureau of Fire Protection, Philippine National Police, Bureau of Jail Managementand Protection, Department of Education and the Department of Social Welfareand Development are purchase rice at a wholesale price.(With a report from Akean Forum/PN)last_img read more

School violence threat reports increase regionally

first_imgBatesville, In. — In the seven days following the tragic school shooting, there have been threats of violence reported at 8 southeastern Indiana, Kentucky schools.On Wednesday, one week removed from the killing of 17 people, a student at the Rushville Consolidated High School made a verbal threat and was arrested. The student is being held in a juvenile detention facility and school officials are working with the parents.Other threats have been reported at the Ausitn High School, Columbus East High School, Edinburgh High School, Fairview Elementary School in Bloomington, Carmel High School and five students have questioned in threats reported at three Boone County, Kentucky schools.Also in Bartholomew County, a 16-year-old is being held in the juvenile detention center after teachers at the Edinburgh High School and police discovered a sketch depicting a shooting in a classroom with multiple dead bodies. The youth was arrested outside his home after school Wednesday.In Scott County, from the Austin High School, school officials and Indiana State police issued the following statement:The Indiana State Police and Scott County Prosecutor’s Office want school kids and their parents to know that any and all real or perceived threats towards a school and/or school kids will be dealt with the utmost urgency and thoroughness to make an arrest and stop the threat. It is also to be noted that no threat will be considered funny or cute and will not be tolerated.”last_img read more

Early dismissal and no PM Kindergarten for K-8 Harrison School students

first_imgHarrison, OH—Harrison  K – 8 students will be on a two-hour early dismissal both Thursday (Sept. 12) and Friday (Sept. 13) – due to the extreme heat.  PM Kindergarten, Head start, and Pre School are all canceled for the next two days (Sept. 12 and 13).  Extra-curricular activities for these grade levels are canceled as well. The schedule at the high school will not be altered.last_img

Update on the latest in sports:

first_imgUpdate on the latest in sports: — Roope (ROO’-peh) Hintz collected a season-high three points on a goal and two assists as the Stars knocked off the Hurricanes, 4-1. Anton Khudobin (koo-DOH’-bihn) stopped 40 shots for Dallas, which won for the seventh time in nine games despite being outshot 41-16.— The Flyers won their fourth in a row as Kevin Hayes scored twice in their 4-2 decision over the Sharks. Travis Konecny (kah-NEHK’-nee) and Nicolas Aube-Kubel provided the other goals to support Carter Hart, who stopped 26 shots and improved to 13-1 over his last 14 home starts.— The Rangers coughed up a 3-1 lead in the last 5 ½ minutes of regulation before Mika Zibanejad (MEE’-kuh zih-BAN’-eh-jad) tallied 28 seconds into overtime to send the Blueshirts to their fourth win in a row, 4-3 over the Islanders. Artemi Panarin (ahr-THE’-mee pah-NAH’-rihn) netted his 32nd goal of the season before feeding Zibanejad for the winner.— Sonny Milano made a big splash in his first game for the Ducks by scoring twice, including the game-winner in a 4-3 overtime decision over the Oilers. Milano spoiled the Edmonton debuts of forwards Tyler Ennis and Andreas Athanasiou (ath-ah-nah-SEE’-oo), who collected a goal and an assist apiece.— The Canucks celebrated a 4-3 win at Montreal after Tyler Toffoli (tah-FOH’-lee) scored 1:35 into overtime. Bo Horvat, Alexander Edler, and Jake Virtanen (vur-TAN’-ehn) also scored as Vancouver won for the fourth time in six games since a four-game slide. The Raptors had won 17 of 18 before the Bucks dominated the third quarter of a 108-97 victory against the Atlantic Division leaders. Giannis Antetokounmpo (YAH’-nihs an-teh-toh-KOON’-poh) provided 19 points, 19 rebounds and eight assists for Milwaukee, which trailed by two before outscoring Toronto, 34-19 in the third period.Khris Middleton finished with a team-high 22 points as the Bucks moved to 50-8.Pascal Siakam (see-A’-kam) had 22 points for the Raptors.Checking out Tuesday’s other NBA action:— LeBron James pumped in 40 points and Anthony Davis had a double-double as the duo led the Lakers to their sixth consecutive win, 118-109 against the Pelicans. Los Angeles improved to a Western Conference-leading 44-12 despite New Orleans rookie forward Zion Williamson, who reached the 20-point plateau for the ninth straight game. Williamson finished with 29 points and Brandon Ingram had a team-high 34 for the Pelicans. Buckeyes reward football coachCOLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — Ohio State football coach Ryan Day has received a three-year contract extension and a raise after leading the Buckeyes to a 13-1 record and a berth in the CFP semifinals in his first season at the helm.Day made a base salary of $4.5 million plus bonuses in 2019. His pay will increase to $7.6 million by 2022, with the remainder of his deal to be decided later. The contract runs through 2026.Day wasn’t even in the top 20 of the country’s highest paid football coaches last year. Brandon Childress buried a go-ahead, 3-pointer on the first possession of double-overtime as Wake Forest surprised the Blue Devils, 113-101. Childress missed his first 10 shots before hitting the tying 3 with 15.5 seconds left in regulation. He finished with 17 points, five rebounds and five assists as the Demon Deacons defeated the Blue Devils for the first time since March 2014.Freshman Wendell Moore Jr. had a season-high 25 points for the Blue Devils, who absorbed a 22-point loss at North Carolina State last week.In other top-25 action:— Matthew Mayer delivered 19 points and second-ranked Baylor bounced back from Saturday’s loss to Kansas by thumping Kansas State, 85-66. Jared Butler finished with 16 points and Davion Mitchell chipped in 14 as the Bears improved to 14-1 in the Big 12 and 25-2 overall.— San Diego State barely avoided its second straight loss since a 26-0 start by getting past Colorado State, 66-60. Malachi Flynn finished with 17 points and Matt Mitchell had 15 for San Diego State. Share This StoryFacebookTwitteremailPrintLinkedinRedditNBA-SCHEDULEBucks down Raptors for 50th winUNDATED (AP) — The Milwaukee Bucks are the NBA’s first team to 50 victories this season after cooling off the Raptors in Toronto. In Toronto, John Tavares scored twice and William Nylander (NEE’-lan-dur) notched his 28th goal of the season as the Maple Leafs topped the Lightning, 4-3. Jake Muzzin (MUH’-zihn) also tallied for the Leafs, who ended Tampa Bay’s 11-game home winning streak.The Lightning suffered their season-high, third straight regulation loss despite Nikita Kucherov’s (KOO’-cheh-rahvz) 30th goal of the season.Elsewhere on NHL ice:— The Blues posted their fifth straight win as Zach Sanford had two goals and an assist in a 6-5 decision over the Blackhawks. St. Louis scored four times in the third period, with Sanford providing the game-winner on a power play with 6:25 remaining.— Alex Ovechkin (oh-VEHCH’-kihn) scored his 701st goal before providing the shootout winner as the Capitals nipped the Jets, 4-3 to take a four-point lead over Pittsburgh in the Metropolitan Division. Goals by Jakub Vrana (vah-RAH’-nah) and Garnet Hathaway helped the Caps take a 3-0 lead before Nikolaj Ehlers (NIH’-koh-ly EE’-lurz) provided a goal and an assist to rally Winnipeg. — Jerami Grant scored a career-high 29 points on 12 of 16 shooting as the Nuggets whipped the Pistons, 115-98. Nikola Jokic (nih-KOH’-lah YOH’-kihch) furnished 16 points and a season-best four steals for the Nuggets, whose 40-18 record matches their best 58-game as an NBA franchise.— Jayson Tatum nailed a career-high eight 3-pointers and scored 26 of his 36 points in the second half of the Celtics’ 118-106 victory at Portland. Jaylen Brown added 24 points in Boston’s 13th victory in 16 games.— Domantas Sabonis (doh-MAHN’-tahs sah-BOH’-nihs) contributed 21 points, 15 rebounds and nine assists to highlight the Pacers’ 119-80 thrashing of the Hornets. T.J. Warren scored 15 of his 19 points in the first half and Justin Holiday had 16 points as the short-handed Pacers won for the third time in four games.— Dennis Schroder (SHROO’-dur) scored 21 points and made a huge defensive play in the fourth quarter to help the Thunder secure their fourth straight win, 124-122 at Chicago. Shai Gilgeous-Alexander had 21 points and 11 rebounds for Oklahoma City, which blew a 24-point lead before setting a team record with its ninth straight road win.— Harrison Barnes and De’Aaron Fox each had 21 points and Buddy Hield (heeld) added 19 off the bench as the Kings defeated the Warriors, 112-94. Sacramento has won three straight and nine of 13 after sending the Golden State to its seventh consecutive loss. Lions release HarrisonUNDATED (AP) — The Detroit Lions have released defensive tackle Damon “Snacks” Harrison.The Lions announced the move Tuesday, less than a year after signing him to an $11 million, one-year contract extension. Harrison went into the 2019 season with two years left on the $46 million contract he signed with the New York Giants.Harrison started in 15 games last season, but had a career-low 49 tackles and two sacks for the three-win Lions. Detroit acquired Harrison from the Giants in the middle of the 2018 season for a fifth-round draft pick. The 31-year-old Harrison was a 2016 All-Pro selection.Also around the NFL: — Dayton clinched a share of the Atlantic 10 regular-season crown as Obi Toppin (OH’-bee TAH’-pihn) had 19 points and seven rebounds to carry the fourth-ranked Flyers past George Mason, 66-55. Jalen Crutcher had 13 points to help the Flyers extend the country’s longest current winning streak to 17 games.— Immanuel Quickley had career highs of eight 3-pointers and 30 points in leading eighth-ranked Kentucky to its seventh straight win, 69-60, over Texas A&M. Quickley is the first Wildcat with consecutive games of at least 25 points since Malik Monk in 2017.— Austin Wiley had 15 points and 11 rebounds as No. 15 Auburn held off Mississippi, 67-58. The Tigers improved to 11-4 in the SEC and benefited from the return of Isaac Okoro, who scored 10 points in 27 minutes after missing the previous three games with a hamstring injury.— Cassius Winston scored 19 of his 20 points in the second half and Rocket Watts matched a career high with 21 in helping 24th-rated Michigan State rally to beat No. 18 Iowa. The Spartans are second in the Big Ten at 11-6, 1 ½ games behind Maryland.— Oklahoma earned a 65-51 win over No. 22 Texas Tech behind Kristian Doolittle’s 19 points and eight rebounds. Brady Manek had 15 points and seven rebounds for the Sooners. Associated Press — 76ers guard Ben Simmons will miss at least two more weeks with nerve issues in his lower back. The All-Star played just a few minutes in Saturday’s loss to Milwaukee before leaving with the back injury.— Grizzlies rookie forward Brandon Clarke hurt his right quadriceps and will be re-valuated in two weeks. Clarke left Monday night’s 124-97 loss to the Los Angeles Clippers after playing only three minutes with what was called hip soreness.T25 MEN’S BASKETBALLWake stuns Duke in 2OTUNDATED (AP) — Seventh-ranked Duke is suddenly struggling to beat in-state opponents. NHL-SCHEDULEB’s, Bolts both fallUNDATED (AP) — The Boston Bruins continue to lead the NHL’s Atlantic Division by five points over Tampa Bay following losses by both teams.Sean Monahan scored twice in a 72-second span of the second period to spark the Flames’ 5-2 victory at Boston. Matthew Tkachuk (kah-CHUHK’) had a goal and two assists for Calgary, which led just 3-2 until Mikael Backlund tallied twice in the final 90 seconds.Brad Marchand scored a short-handed goal for the Bruins, who have dropped consecutive games for the first time since a four-game skid in early December. Oilers lose wingerEDMONTON, Alberta (AP) — Edmonton Oilers winger Kailer Yamamoto (KAY’-lur yah-mah-MOH’-toh) is listed as week to week with an ankle injury suffered in Sunday’s win over the Kings.Yamamoto has been a huge surprise for the Oilers since being recalled from Bakersfield of the AHL, providing nine goals and 21 points in 21 games. The 22nd player taken in the 2017 draft scored eight goals and eight assists in 23 games for Bakersfield.MLB-YANKEES-SEVERINOSeverino will miss 2020 season — Sergei Bobrovsky (boh-BROHV’-skee) turned back 36 shots and Mike Hoffman scored for the third straight game as the Panthers got past the Coyotes, 2-1. Arizona goaltender Darcy Kuemper (KEHM’-pur) was solid in his return after missing 28 games with a lower-body injury, stopping 23 shots.— Ryan Ellis and Viktor Arvidsson each scored power-play goals in the second period to push the Predators past the Senators, 3-2. Ellis tied it and set up Arvidsson’s go-ahead tally in Nashville’s second straight win.— Mikko Koivu (MEE’-koh KOY-voo) ended a 30-game goal drought by scoring twice in the Wild’s 5-4 verdict over the Blue Jackets. Eric Staal added his 18th goal and Alex Stalock (STAY’-lahk) made 24 saves as Minnesota won for the third time in five games under interim coach Dean Evason (EH’-vah-suhn).— Nikita Gusev (GOO’-sehv) had a goal and an assist as the Devils downed the Red Wings, 4-1. Corey Schneider played for the first time in over a month and stopped 27 shots for the first victory in 12 games since last March 25.NHL-OILERS-YAMAMOTO DUNEDIN, Fla. (AP) — The New York Yankees’ starting rotation has taken another hit.The reigning AL East champs say Luis Severino will undergo Tommy John surgery that will keep him on the shelf until 2021. Severino served as the Yankees’ ace in 2018 while going 19-8 with a 3.39 ERA and 220 strikeouts in 191 1/3 innings. But he made just three starts last year while battling shoulder problems after signing a four-year, $40 million contract.The Yankees also open the season without starters James Paxton and Domingo Germán. Paxton will miss the first two months of the season following back surgery. Germán has been suspended for violating Major League Baseball’s domestic violence policy.Gerrit Cole, Masahiro (mah-sah-HEE’-roh tah-NAH’-kah) and J.A. Happ are the only hurlers penciled into the season-opening rotation.NFL-NEWS NBA-NEWSCurry eyes Sunday return…Simmons out at least 2 weeksUNDATED (AP) — Stephen Curry is aiming to return to the Warriors lineup on Sunday for the first time since breaking his left hand in October.Coach Steve Kerr says the hope is that Curry will be able to play against Washington. The two-time NBA MVP has been practicing in recent weeks and will be re-evaluated on Saturday before a final decision is made.In other NBA news: — The Colts say longtime left tackle Anthony Castonzo is expected to return next season after contemplating retirement for more than a month. Castonzo has been the anchor of the Colts line since he was a first-round pick in 2011. He made his first Pro Bowl last season and can become a free agent in March.— The league negotiating committee met with players union representatives for about four hours at Indianapolis without commenting on progress in negotiations. They got together to hash out their differences in a new labor agreement that was approved last week by owners and was rejected by the union.— The NFL’s video review system for pass interference calls could be scrapped after one season. An offseason survey by the competition committee shows strong opposition to the system installed last year. The biggest complaint is that subjectivity has been added to the equation, which many owners believe has handcuffed officials.— The Pro Football Hall of Fame will hold two induction ceremonies this year. The five modern-day players, plus the two coaches and three contributors elected separately as part of the NFL’s centennial celebration, will go into the Canton shrine on Aug. 8. Ten senior players also chosen by a special committee as part of the centennial, will be inducted on Sept. 18, the day after the actual 100th anniversary of the league.COLLEGE FOOTBALL-OHIO STATE-DAY February 26, 2020last_img read more

DCC SUMMER CAMP…DCC Junior Summer Camp bowls off

first_img… Digicel powering 2019 editionONE of Guyana’s oldest and premier cricket clubs, Demerara Cricket Club (DCC), bowled off its Junior Summer Camp 2019 yesterday.The camp, which will last for two weeks, was launched at the club’s pavilion. At the opening ceremony, the youths heard from former national cricketer Dr Vincent Adams, who urged them to embrace the nurturing nature of the camp and to find the right balance between sports and academics.He shared his journey of making the national senior team as a teenager and could have forged a career with the West Indies but his career came to a premature halt following an accident.Dr Adams then had difficulties maintaining his spot on the national team but found his place in academics.A section of the young participants at the DCC Junior Summer CampHe stated; “Athletics is so important; it is not only about cricket but also what happens as a player. What you do besides cricket! My experience has taught me not only that cricket gave me the discipline to be successful in life but it also provided me with lots of opportunities and it opened doors that would not have otherwise been open.Dr Adams noted; “When I was 19, I made it to the Guyana national team. I played one season and got into an automobile accident the very next year. I thought my life had disappeared because my only ambition had been to play cricket for the West Indies.”However, on the advice of former Guyana and West Indies batsman Basil Butcher, Dr Adams joined the University of Guyana and found his place in life as a doctor. To this end, Dr Adams implored the youngsters and their parents to find the right balance.Also on hand was Digicel’s Communications Manager, Vidya Sanichara, who delivered the company’s contribution to the president of the club, Roger Harper. The telecommunications giant’s financial contribution will ensure the success of the 2019 edition of the camp which runs until August 23.The camp will be facilitated by an experienced team of coaches, led by technical director Mark Harper along with Travis Dowlin, Gavin Nedd, Reon King, Clyde Butts and Roger Harper.The 2019 edition of the camp will be held under the theme: “Creating the passion and nurturing the talent” and will seek to impart the fundamentals of the game to youngsters between 7 and 17 years old.The programme will include classroom sessions, lectures by a variety of expert presenters, cricket and fitness drills, games simulations, side games and matches.A number of present-day cricketers including Keemo Paul, Sherfane Rutherford, Tevin Imlach, Ashmead Nedd, Sachin Singh and Qumar Torrington have all passed through the club’s summer camp.last_img read more

Pakistan to make West Indies’ Sammy honorary citizen

first_imgMUMBAI (Reuters) – Pakistan will confer honorary citizenship on former West Indies captain Darren Sammy for his “invaluable contribution” towards the return of top-flight cricket to the country, its cricket board said.Pakistan successfully hosted two tests against Sri Lanka in December – their first at home since a militant attack on Sri Lanka’s team bus in Lahore in 2009 that killed six security personnel and two civilians and wounded six players.While the international cricket community stayed away from travelling to Pakistan following the attack, Sammy has been a regular member of the Peshawar Zalmi side in the Pakistan Super League since its start in 2016.The 36-year-old St Lucian captained the franchise to the PSL title in the second edition in 2017 and often advocated for the return of international cricket to the country.Sammy’s last match for West Indies was the final of the Twenty20 World Cup in 2016, when he led the Caribbean side to the trophy against England at Kolkata’s Eden Gardens.Pakistan President Arif Alvi will also confer the Nishan-e-Pakistan, the country’s top civilian award, next month on Sammy.“President of Pakistan Dr @ArifAlvi will confer the highest civilian award and honorary citizenship to Darren Sammy on 23 March for his invaluable contribution to cricket in Pakistan,” the Pakistan Cricket Board said on its official Twitter handle.Pakistan did not host any international cricket for six years after the Lahore attack, with the team playing their home matches in the United Arab Emirates.It hosted a number of limited-overs internationals in recent years, with Sri Lanka playing three one-dayers and three Twenty20 matches there in September and October, though 10 key players opted out of that trip citing security concerns.Following Sri Lanka’s Test matches in December, Bangladesh also visited Pakistan recently for a three-match Twenty20 series and a test in Rawalpindi and will return to the country for an one-day international and another test in Karachi in April.last_img read more

Volleyball runs in the family for Ciarellis

first_imgTony Ciarelli loves his coach.He hangs out with him on the weekends. He eats dinner and sleeps at his house. He even obeys his coach’s orders to take out the trash.Not too many players have this intimate of a relationship with their coach. Then again, not too many players have their father as their college coach.USC standout sophomore outside hitter Tony Ciarelli has been coached by his father, Rocky Ciarelli, for most of his life. Throughout Tony’s high school club and now collegiate career, Rocky has been on the sideline, usually pushing his son harder than his teammates.“I’m not sure I’d be the same player without him as a coach,” Tony said. “I expect my dad to be harder on me than everybody else. That’s how his dad was to him, and that’s how I want him to be with me.”There was little doubt about what sport Tony would end up playing as he grew up. While he played everything from football to basketball to baseball (the only sport he didn’t play was soccer, as he said his parents didn’t want to sit out in the cold and watch him play) none of those sports resonated in the Ciarelli family as much as volleyball.Much like football has the Mannings and baseball has the Boones, volleyball has the Ciarellis.Tony’s cousin, Allison Ciarelli, was an All-State volleyball player at Golden West College. His mom, Cammy Ciarelli, played four years at UCLA and won 14 pro beach tournaments in the early ’90s ­— most of them with three-time Olympian Holly McPeak. Rocky played at Long Beach State for three years and then in several professional indoor events before coaching for 24 years at Huntington Beach High School and, for the past two years, at USC as a volunteer assistant coach.Considering that Tony is the youngest out of all his cousins, he was immersed in volleyball almost from birth. As a toddler, he could be found at the beach playing “pepper,” a game involving digging and setting the ball, with his dad. Cammy was still on the professional tour when Tony was young, so while she was playing, Rocky and Tony would be on another part of the beach, chiseling another name into the lineage of Ciarelli volleyball players.“He did that everyday from the time he was 3 to 7,” Rocky said. “That was his entertainment. We’d go in the water and come out and he’d want to play pepper. That was his thing.”As he got older, Tony would hang around his father’s friends while they played, often playing the role of setter, and at the middle school camps Rocky ran. As a third-grader, he lined up across from kids twice his age.Family ties · Sophomore outside hitter Tony Ciarelli is the product of a volleyball-obsessed family. Father Rocky and mother Cammy both had successful professional careers; now, Ciarelli is second on the team in kills. – Photo courtesy of USC Sports Information “I want to be the best at everything I do, and the only way to do that is by playing people better than you,” Tony said.This trend continued at Huntington Beach High School, where Tony made the varsity team as a sophomore. Both Rocky and Tony said that was the most difficult time in their father/coach relationship. As the youngest player on the squad, Rocky was pretty hard on young Tony.Tony said Rocky only kicked him out of practice once during his high school career, but there were times when Tony and Rocky would come home from practice and Tony wouldn’t talk to Rocky until the next day.“A couple of times I probably went a bit over the top,” Rocky said. “But the next day we would usually talk about it and figure it out. It was tough for him because, when he would come home and want to vent about the coach being an idiot, he would have to tell his mom. That’s kinda how it worked.”The Ciarellis have done a good job separating volleyball and family life, but this isn’t easy considering that, at the Ciarelli home, volleyball is family.Just take a stroll down to Huntington Beach on a Sunday afternoon, and you can usually find the extended family gathered together for dinner and volleyball.But this isn’t a fun, festive game. This is a my-team-is-going-to-beat-your-team-30-to-zero, cutthroat, no-mercy game.“You will never meet a more competitive family than mine,” Tony said. “Everyone gets mad when they lose, especially me. I’m not allowed to jump because I’m the only one still playing volleyball, but I still only get beaten every once in a while. It’s not fun and games. At the Ciarellis’ beach volleyball games, everybody wants to win.”This competitive spirit has bonded Tony and Rocky on and off the court.“We have arguments, but we both have handled it well because, whether it’s at home or on the court, both of us know we want to win more than anything,” Tony said.The Ciarellis have won — a lot. Rocky was the coach of Tony’s U-18 club team that won four major tournaments, including a gold medal at the Junior Olympics. He calls coaching his son, “the greatest thing in the world.”Now, there’s another championship that the father/son duo have set sights on. With Rocky on the sidelines and Tony providing the kills, the Ciarellis hope they can celebrate an NCAA national championship on the court in California this year, together.And Tony wouldn’t have it any other way.“I love my dad. I’d miss him if he wasn’t here.”“Spittin’ Sports” runs Wednesdays. To comment on this article visit or e-mail Kenny at read more

Trojans are unable to hang with Arizona

first_imgThe USC men’s basketball team (10-16, 2-12 Pac-12) ended its win streak at one, as the Trojans lost to the Arizona Wildcats (23-3, 11-2 Pac-12) on Thursday, Feb. 19 by a score of 87-57.The Wildcats outplayed the Trojans throughout the entire game, led by freshman forward and Pac-12 Player of the Year candidate Stanley Johnson, who had a well-rounded game with 13 points, seven rebounds and six assists.For USC, freshman guard Elijah Stewart played with a lot of energy and was productive on the defensive end with a pair of blocks, while sophomore guard Julian Jacobs proved once again why he is the captain of the team. Even in a losing effort, Jacobs played with abandon, as he drove to the hoop and was the vocal leader on the court. Jacobs finished with 13 points, six rebounds and four assists. Freshman forward Malik Martin led the team in scoring with 15 points, and he even made a shot from behind the arc.Johnson led the charge in the second half as the Wildcats secured the win, but he was joined by a balanced roster. Sophomore forward Rondae Hollis-Jefferson and senior guard T.J. McConnell contributed to the victory. Hollis-Jefferson had 12 points and seven rebounds, while McConnell added 10 points and seven assists.The Trojans came out of the gate making it look like a competitive game, but shortly thereafter, the Wildcats proved why they are a top 10 team in the nation. In the first half alone, the Wildcats had 13 assists on 19 made baskets, and they outrebounded USC 21-12. Arizona was sparked by junior center Kaleb Tarczewski, who scored 13 points in the first half and had a pair of thunderous dunks to get the crowd going and lead his team to an 18-point lead at the half. He finished the game with 15 points and nine rebounds.The Arizona crowd was pumped up the entire night, as the university honored alum Jason Terry by retiring his jersey. Terry played for the Wildcats from 1995-1999 and holds the record for the most steals in program history with 245. The current Wildcats honored the NBA champion by performing the “jet” celebration after every made 3-pointer. Terry became the fifth Wildcat to have his jersey hung in the rafters of the McKale Center.The Trojans will stay in the desert for the weekend, as they next take on the Arizona State Sun Devils (14-12, 6-7). This will be the first meeting between the two teams this season. Arizona State is led by head coach Herb Sendek, leading scorer junior guard Gerry Blakes and leading rebounder sophomore forward Savon Goodman.Arizona State is coming off a close victory over the UCLA Bruins (16-11, 8-6), and they currently sit at eighth in the conference standings. The game will tip off at 5:30 pm on Feb. 22 at the Wells-Fargo Arena.last_img read more

Patriots suspend videographer involved in controversial Spygate 2.0 incident

first_imgBill Belichick on @OMFonWEEI addresses report of Patriots video at Bengals Browns game.— WEEI (@WEEI) December 9, 2019 Colin DCunha FOX SPORTS EXCLUSIVE: @JayGlazer reveals footage of Patriots filming Bengals.— FOX Sports (@FOXSports) December 15, 2019 WATCH US LIVE The Bengals incident has mirrored the ‘Spygate’ incident that the Patriots were involved in, way back in 2007. Then, the Patriots were caught videotaping the New York Jets on the sidelines. A $500,000 fine was levied on Patriots coach Bill Belichick after the incident came to light. The Patriots were also fined $250,000 and were docked the team’s first-round pick in the 2008 draft. Also Read | Tom Brady’s Exit Fueled By Speculation; 5 Potential NFL Teams For Patriots QBIt remains to be seen what punishment is meted out to the New England Patriots by the NFL this time around. There has been speculation that the Patriots could be handed a heavy fine. This fine could also accompany the loss of a low-level draft pick, once the NFL completes its investigation into what has now been termed as ‘Spygate 2.0′. Also Read | Bill Belichick Reveals An Interesting Anecdote About Rob Gronkowski’s Pre-Draft Visit LIVE TV NFL: Patriots suspend Spygate 2.0 videographerDave Mondillo is the man in question. Mondillo is a longtime full-time employee of Kraft Sports and Entertainment, headed by New England Patriots owner Robert Kraft. When the incident first came to light, the Patriots claimed that the staff was recording footage for a behind-the-scenes video series called “Do Your Job”. The series features on the Patriots’ official website and provides a glimpse into the day-to-day lives of the New England Patriots staff. Also Read | Patriots Vs Chiefs: Tom Brady And Co Booed Off Home Field During Loss Against Chiefs Last Updated: 16th December, 2019 12:23 IST Patriots Suspend Videographer Involved In Controversial Spygate 2.0 Incident The New England Patriots were caught in controversy ahead of Week 15. A member of the Patriots staff was caught filming the Cincinnati Bengals in Cleveland.center_img First Published: 16th December, 2019 12:23 IST COMMENT SUBSCRIBE TO US The New England Patriots grabbed headlines in Week 15 even before kickoff. The reason? A member of the New England Patriots staff was caught filming the Patriots’ Week 15 opponents Cincinnati Bengals during their game against the Cleveland Browns last week. The filming of the Bengals was in direct violation of NFL policy as the Patriots failed to inform the Bengals and the NFL of the recorded footage. While the New England Patriots did admit to violating NFL policy, they have now taken the decision to suspend the videographer who took footage of the Bengals. Also Read | New England Patriots Caught In Spygate 2.0, Admit To Violating NFL Policy In Bengals’ Game Written By FOLLOW USlast_img read more