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first_imgThe following incidents were reported in the USC Dept. of Public Safety incident report summary between Thursday, Sept. 5, and Friday, Sept. 6. Crimes Against A personAt 2:50 P.M. on Sept. 5, DPS officers assisted LAPD officers in searching for a non-USC man who had violated a restraining order against his ex-girlfriend. The male was not found, and both units cleared the scene.at 1:56 A.m. on Sept. 6, a female reported to a DPS officer that a male student had grabbed her buttocks while she was walking. The female, who wished to remain anonymous, refused to remain at the scene, and the male denied to officers that the incident had occurred.Crimes against propertyAt 4:33 P.M. on Sept. 5, DPS reported that a suspect used a sharp object to puncture the two passenger side tires on a student’s vehicle that was parked at 2325 Scarff Street.at 6:28 p.m. on Sept. 5, a suspect took the front wheel from a bicycle locked to a bike rack in front of Leavey Library.at 10:06 p.m. on Sept. 5, a staff member reported that a two-way radio owned by the department had gone missing between Aug. 25 and 29.last_img read more

Munster coach Antony Foley looks set to have his contract extended.

first_imgIt’s a massive weekend for the Reds who travel to Leicester for a must win Champions cup match having lost their last three games in a row.Irish Times rugby correspondent Gerry Thornley describes the move as a vote of confidence in Foley.Leinster may find out today if Cian Healy will be available for Saturdays meeting with Toulon at the Aviva. The Prop was cited for foul play in last weeks match and his hearing will take place today.last_img

Dodgers ‘very optimistic’ Corey Seager will return from back injury to play in World Series

first_img“We’re just trying to get him as healthy as we can and with the training staff we’ll make that decision. But, yeah, if he can swing the bat and isn’t compromised physically, that makes sense.”ALSORoberts said the Dodgers were waiting on the outcome of the ALCS before deciding whether Rich Hill or Yu Darvish will start Game 2 of the World Series with the other pitcher going in Game 3. Clayton Kershaw will start Game 1 on Tuesday. Whicker: Dodgers’ merit system works both ways Justin Turner’s full circle with Dodgers is drawn by hard work, powerful fate Dodgers 2017 World Series, postseason results, recaps, box scores Dodgers fans go crazy for #ThisTeam after 11-1 victory over Cubs secures World Series spot Newsroom GuidelinesNews TipsContact UsReport an Errorcenter_img Seager was left off the Dodgers’ roster for the NLCS due to a lower back sprain suffered in the final game of the Dodgers’ three-game sweep of the Arizona Diamondbacks in the NL Division Series. He received an epidural injection the next day (Oct. 10) and eased into workouts last week.According to Roberts, Seager has been hitting off a tee and soft toss, taking ground balls at shortstop and running the curve of the infield in the past couple days. The next hurdle will be to face live pitching. LOS ANGELES — With two more off days left before Game 1 of the World Series, Dodgers manager Dave Roberts said the team is “very optimistic” that Corey Seager will be ready to play.“We’re hopeful that he’ll be back for Game 1,” Roberts said Saturday as the Dodgers prepared for their first workout since eliminating the Chicago Cubs in the National League Championship Series on Thursday. “Knowing we still have some days to make a decision, we’re certainly optimistic and Corey really doesn’t want to be denied.”Related Articles “From the training staff, everything looks good,” Roberts said. “For him obviously the biggest hurdle is we’re going to have some pitchers throwing in the next couple days, some live arms. I’m sure he’s going to get in there and take some swings.“Just to kind of simulate that game speed against an actual live pitcher will be telling.”Working in Seager’s favor is the DH rule. The middle three games (if necessary) of the World Series will be played in the American League park. If Seager is not fully recovered (as seems likely), the Dodgers could limit his workload by starting him at DH for those games. Regardless, it seems likely the Dodgers will keep Charlie Culberson on their World Series roster to guard against any limitations for Seager. Culberson, who spent most of the year in Triple-A before joining the Dodgers as a September call-up, started three of the five NLCS games and went 5 for 18 with two doubles and a triple.But Roberts pointed out Seager first felt the injury on a slide while running the bases, not playing in the field.“I think if Corey is able to swing the bat that’s obviously a huge benefit to us, having potentially three games in an AL ballpark,” Roberts agreed. “But right now … we don’t know if it’s standing in the infield, taking ground balls, bending over versus taking swings – which more affects him. How the Dodgers’ roster was built: 2 front offices, 12 trades, millions of dollars last_img read more

Lakers blow a big lead, rally to beat Bulls for 4th straight win

first_img AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MOREUCLA alum Kenny Clark signs four-year contract extension with PackersRelated Articles Back in Chicago, Luol Deng says he still hopes for trade or buyout from Lakers “We struggled without a point guard in different stretches,” Coach Luke Walton said, “but down at the very end of the game, when it was winning time, Brandon stepped up nicely.”For Ingram, it was the kind of game the Lakers have come to expect. He was 10 for 18 from the field and made three of his five 3-point attempts. He added nine rebounds and five assists.“That is the game we want to see,” Walton said, “but I still think he can be more aggressive with the scoring. Yes, we are looking for him to do all those other things. … That is the type of player that he is. And that is when he is at his best, when he is doing all the things on the basketball court.”After Bulls forward Nikola Mirotic made two free throws to nudge the Bulls ahead 97-96, the Lakers forced four misses and a turnover on the Bulls’ next five possessions. The Lakers won another game with their defense.“That is how you win consistently,” Walton said. “So many NBA games come down to the end, and the players in this league are so talented that if you are not able to count on getting stops, it is 50-50 who wins those games.” One game after the Lakers (19-29) shot 21 for 36 from the foul line and missed 10 free throws in the fourth quarter, the Lakers shot 75 percent from the line against the Bulls, including 12 for 15 in the final period.The night was shaping up as a wasted opportunity for the Lakers, who led by as many as 17 points and held a 12-point advantage entering the fourth quarter. But the Bulls got hot in the final period, with Mirotic and Denzel Valentine combining to make six 3-pointers.Chicago outscored the Lakers 20-6 to start the fourth, taking a 92-90 lead on a 3-pointer by Valentine with 5:38 left. Before that, the Bulls’ last lead was at 4-3 in the opening minutes.The Bulls regained a 97-96 lead on a pair of free throws by Mirotic, but the Lakers scored nine straight points before Bulls’ rookie Lauri Markkanen knocked down a corner 3 with 13.3 seconds left.Mirotic led the Bulls with 18 points, while Valentine and Bobby Portis each added 16 points. The Bulls shot 47.2 percent from 3-point range, while the Lakers made just five of their 24 attempts from deep.In a matchup against his twin brother, Robin, Lakers center Brook Lopez scored 17 points, only the second time he has hit that mark since mid-November, but did not play after checking out with 3:07 remaining in the third period.Walton said he planned to return to Lopez in the fourth quarter, but the Bulls stuck with a small lineup, so Walton kept Randle and Kyle Kuzma on the floor.Walton called Lopez the Lakers’ “most consistent, best player” against the Bulls.“I felt bad for Brook,” Walton said, “but he was great tonight.”🎥 With a strong showing from start to finish, the Lakers begin their road trip with a win over the Bulls, 108-103 #LakersWin pic.twitter.com/ucb5xirGUn— Los Angeles Lakers (@Lakers) January 27, 2018center_img Newsroom GuidelinesNews TipsContact UsReport an Error PreviousLos Angeles Lakers guard Lonzo Ball signs autographs before the team’s NBA basketball game against the Chicago Bulls on Friday, Jan. 26, 2018, in Chicago. (AP Photo/Matt Marton)Chicago Bulls forward Lauri Markkanen (24) defends against Los Angeles Lakers forward Julius Randle (30) during the second half of an NBA basketball game Friday, Jan. 26, 2018, in Chicago. (AP Photo/Matt Marton)CHICAGO, IL – JANUARY 26: Brook Lopez #11 of the Los Angeles Lakers and brother Robin Lopez #42 of the Chicago Bulls battle for rebound position at the United Center on January 26, 2018 in Chicago, Illinois. NOTE TO USER: User expressly acknowledges and agrees that, by downloading and or using this photograph, User is consenting to the terms and conditions of the Getty Images License Agreement. (Photo by Jonathan Daniel/Getty Images) SoundThe gallery will resume insecondsCHICAGO, IL – JANUARY 26: Larry Nance Jr. #7 of the Los Angeles Lakers and Bobby Portis #5 of the Chicago Bulls battle for a loose ball at the United Center on January 26, 2018 in Chicago, Illinois. The Lakers defeated the Bulls 108-103. NOTE TO USER: User expressly acknowledges and agrees that, by downloading and or using this photograph, User is consenting to the terms and conditions of the Getty Images License Agreement. (Photo by Jonathan Daniel/Getty Images)Los Angeles Lakers forward Julius Randle (30) collides with Chicago Bulls guard Jerian Grant (2) right, and guard Justin Holiday, left, during the first half of an NBA basketball game Friday, Jan. 26, 2018, in Chicago. (AP Photo/Matt Marton)CHICAGO, IL – JANUARY 26: Kentavious Caldwell-Pope #1 of the Los Angeles Lakers tries for a rebound against the Chicago Bulls at the United Center on January 26, 2018 in Chicago, Illinois. NOTE TO USER: User expressly acknowledges and agrees that, by downloading and or using this photograph, User is consenting to the terms and conditions of the Getty Images License Agreement. (Photo by Jonathan Daniel/Getty Images)Los Angeles Lakers coach Luke Walton watches his team during the first half of an NBA basketball game against the Chicago Bulls on Friday, Jan. 26, 2018, in Chicago. (AP Photo/Matt Marton)CHICAGO, IL – JANUARY 26: Brook Lopez #11 of the Los Angeles Lakers dunks over brother Robin Lopez #42 of the Chicago Bulls at the United Center on January 26, 2018 in Chicago, Illinois. NOTE TO USER: User expressly acknowledges and agrees that, by downloading and or using this photograph, User is consenting to the terms and conditions of the Getty Images License Agreement. (Photo by Jonathan Daniel/Getty Images)Los Angeles Lakers forward Brandon Ingram, left, shoots against Chicago Bulls forward Nikola Mirotic during the first half of an NBA basketball game Friday, Jan. 26, 2018, in Chicago. (AP Photo/Matt Marton)Los Angeles Lakers center Brook Lopez (11) drives to the basket against Chicago Bulls forward Nikola Mirotic during the first half of an NBA basketball game Friday, Jan. 26, 2018, in Chicago. (AP Photo/Matt Marton)Chicago Bulls coach Fred Hoiberg watches his team play the Los Angeles Lakers during the first half of an NBA basketball game Friday, Jan. 26, 2018, in Chicago. (AP Photo/Matt Marton)Los Angeles Lakers forward Brandon Ingram (14) shoots against Chicago Bulls center Robin Lopez, left, during the first half of an NBA basketball game Friday, Jan. 26, 2018, in Chicago. (AP Photo/Matt Marton)Chicago Bulls forward Denzel Valentine (45), forward Nikola Mirotic (44) and guard Justin Holiday (7) defend against Los Angeles Lakers guard Alex Caruso (4) during the second half of an NBA basketball game Friday, Jan. 26, 2018, in Chicago. (AP Photo/Matt Marton)Los Angeles Lakers guard Alex Caruso (4) defends against Chicago Bulls guard Justin Holiday (7) during the second half of an NBA basketball game Friday, Jan. 26, 2018, in Chicago. (AP Photo/Matt Marton)Chicago Bulls guard David Nwaba (11) drives to the basket against Los Angeles Lakers guard Josh Hart, left, and forward Kyle Kuzma, center, during the second half of an NBA basketball game Friday, Jan. 26, 2018, in Chicago. (AP Photo/Matt Marton)Los Angeles Lakers guard Josh Hart (5) defends against Chicago Bulls guard Justin Holiday (7) during the second half of an NBA basketball game Friday, Jan. 26, 2018, in Chicago. (AP Photo/Matt Marton)Chicago Bulls guard Justin Holiday (7) and forward Lauri Markkanen (24) defend against Los Angeles Lakers guard Jordan Clarkson (6) during the second half of an NBA basketball game Friday, Jan. 26, 2018, in Chicago. (AP Photo/Matt Marton)Chicago Bulls forward Nikola Mirotic (44) grabs a rebound way from Los Angeles Lakers forward Kyle Kuzma, left, during the second half of an NBA basketball game Friday, Jan. 26, 2018, in Chicago. (AP Photo/Matt Marton)Los Angeles Lakers center Brook Lopez (11) defends against Chicago Bulls center Robin Lopez (42) during the first half of an NBA basketball game Friday, Jan. 26, 2018, in Chicago. (AP Photo/Matt Marton)Chicago Bulls forward Bobby Portis, left, and Los Angeles Lakers guard Alex Caruso (4) try to get possession of a loose ball during the second half of an NBA basketball game Friday, Jan. 26, 2018, in Chicago. (AP Photo/Matt Marton)Chicago Bulls forward Nikola Mirotic (44) shoots next to Los Angeles Lakers forward Brandon Ingram (14) during the second half of an NBA basketball game Friday, Jan. 26, 2018, in Chicago. (AP Photo/Matt Marton)Los Angeles Lakers guard Lonzo Ball signs autographs before the team’s NBA basketball game against the Chicago Bulls on Friday, Jan. 26, 2018, in Chicago. (AP Photo/Matt Marton)Chicago Bulls forward Lauri Markkanen (24) defends against Los Angeles Lakers forward Julius Randle (30) during the second half of an NBA basketball game Friday, Jan. 26, 2018, in Chicago. (AP Photo/Matt Marton)NextShow Caption1 of 21Chicago Bulls forward Lauri Markkanen (24) defends against Los Angeles Lakers forward Julius Randle (30) during the second half of an NBA basketball game Friday, Jan. 26, 2018, in Chicago. (AP Photo/Matt Marton)ExpandCHICAGO — A 17-point lead had vanished. The modest winning streak was on the verge of doing the same. As the Lakers fought to hang on against the Bulls on Friday, Brandon Ingram sought out Julius Randle.“I told him if he’s running the lane down the middle,” Ingram said, “go attack the basket.”After Randle came up with a steal with just over two minutes left and the Lakers trailing by one, the power forward heeded Ingram’s advice. Ingram found Randle in the lane for a layup and three-point play, as the Lakers scored nine straight points to dispatch the Bulls, 108-103.Ingram scored 25 points, including 10 in the fourth quarter, to lead the Lakers, who won their fourth straight to kick off a five-game trip. The Lakers have won eight of their last 10 games and have found a way to be successful without rookie point guard Lonzo Ball, who missed his sixth straight game due to left knee soreness.last_img read more