USC steamrolls Cal

first_imgFreshman quarterback Kedon Slovis attempts a pass against Cal Saturday night during USC’s 24-point victory. (Sarah Ko / Daily Trojan) “Drake’s a special guy. And to come in and not even go through spring ball and be able to do the things that he’s doing right now is really, really impressive,” offensive coordinator Graham Harrell said. “He’s just that talented of a guy, and he has a skill set that I’ve never seen before.” In a game where redshirt junior Tyler Vaughns was limited after sustaining an injury against Arizona State, USC proved yet again that its receiving unit is one of the deepest in the nation. Pittman led the charge with 180 yards, freshman Drake London finished with 111 and St. Brown added 85 of his own.  The Trojans entered halftime ahead by just 7 points, but dominated the second half. Cal struggled to get any offense going, punting three times and throwing two interceptions.  Slovis was the highlight of the Trojans’ 24-point victory, completing 29 of 35 passes for 406 yards, four touchdowns and no interceptions. It was the third time in the last four weeks that Slovis has thrown for at least 400 yards.  The Trojans’ first touchdown came when Slovis was forced to roll out of the pocket before finding a wide open Amon-Ra St. Brown for an 18-yard score after the sophomore receiver’s route dropped junior cornerback Elijah Hicks. Just before halftime, Slovis threw a deep ball to Pittman in one-on-one coverage with Hicks in the end zone. While the ball was in midair, Hicks lost his footing, and Pittman just had to reel it in for an easy 33-yard score.  London made it three straight games with a touchdown catch after going the first eight contests without finding the end zone. “As a defense, nothing really changes for us,” redshirt sophomore safety Isaiah Pola-Mao said of adjusting to the different quarterbacks. “We still have the same mentality: get after the quarterback and get after their offense. When they changed quarterbacks, we knew we were just going to get after them.” “I think it just shows what our offense is capable of,” Slovis said. “Obviously, I think I can play better, even after a game like this … I think it’s just a testament to what this offense can be in the future.” Slovis came out of the gate on fire, completing 17 of 21 passes for 190 yards and two touchdowns in the first half, but USC’s biggest plays came when Slovis caught a couple breaks. center_img USC’s worst losses this season — and even a few of its closer wins — have featured essentially the same problem: things get bad, USC has trouble adjusting, things get worse and USC either leaves with a disheartening loss or an unconvincing win.  The Bears’ two quarterbacks combined for 15-of-32 passing with no touchdowns and two interceptions on the night. “Just doing our part really, winning every game that we can,” junior offensive tackle Austin Jackson said. “We’ve got UCLA coming up, it’s a rivalry and Pac-12 South matchup, so it should be fun, and we’ve got a lot of work to get to.” The Trojans’ win improves their record to 7-4, and though its chance at a Pac-12 South title remains slim, the team has now won four of its last five games and carries plenty of momentum into next week’s regular season finale against UCLA. In the Trojans’ 41-17 win over California Saturday in Berkeley, however, the Trojans looked like an entirely different team. USC had trouble at first and was tied at 10 at one point in the second quarter, but the Trojans eventually pulled away with a 17-0 third quarter to put the Bears away.  Redshirt junior quarterback Devon Modster entered the game for Cal after redshirt sophomore Chase Garbers left with a left shoulder injury early in the second quarter. Garbers was playing in his first game since suffering a right arm injury against Arizona State Sept. 27.  Both times Slovis was fortunate that his receivers came wide open, allowing for easy completions. “I think the biggest thing coming away from last week was, yeah we won, that’s great, but we scored 28 points in the first [quarter] and we scored 3 the rest of the game,” freshman quarterback Kedon Slovis said after the game. “That’s not to our standards. So I think this week, scoring continually throughout the game, really probably more so in the second half, that was more exciting for us.”last_img read more

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Roma not letting Miralem Pjanic go?

first_imgPresident of Roma, James Pallotta, denied speculations regarding Miralem Pjanic leaving Roma.Potential transfer of BiH national team member at PSG or Chelsea has been announced for weeks, but Pallotta denied it, as reported by B92.“I can see that many newspapers are buzzing about Pjanic leaving Roma these days. I have to categorically reject that option. He does not want to leave the club, and we do not want to sell him. Even the story about that hurts us, I’m tired of these rumors,” stated Pallotta.Pjanic is one of the key players in Roma this season, the second scorer of the team with 9 goals, and the first assistant of Serie A.(Source: vijesti.ba)last_img read more

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Watkins smooth as silk

first_img3rd Neil Wilkinson (13) 37ptsOn Monday the TRGG travelled to Rayong to play Silky Oak.  Recent history has proved that Neil Wilkinson has found this golf course to his liking and today was no exception as he scored 37 points which was good enough for third.  This score was bettered by an excellent round from Nick Thomas but Jack Watkins surpassed even that and scored 42 points to lead the field home.Tuesday, Feb. 13, Phoenix Gold – Stableford1st Derek Thorogood (16) 44pts2nd Mike Rushant (11) 41pts3rd Jason Fitzgibbon (23) 39ptsPhoenix Gold welcomed the society on Tuesday with yet another five and a half hour round of golf.  Despite the longevity of the occasion, several decent scores were recorded.Jason Fitzgibbon scored 39 points to secure the third while Mike Rushant’s splendid score of 41 points was enough to take the second prize.  However, the round of the day came from the boss Derek Thorogood with a great score of 44 points.Wednesday, Feb. 14, The Emerald – StablefordDivision 1 1st Alan Thomas (6) 39pts2nd Steve Carleton (8) 37pts3rd Martin Cooper (4) 37ptsDivision 21st Mr Gorilla (21) 37pts2nd Richard Talbot (20) 33pts3rd Y. Takita (19) 31ptsOn Wednesday the Emerald course welcomed the golfers with uneven fairways and spectacular views awaiting the players.The conditions were ideal for the scribe who scratched together 33 points and took second spot in division 2.  The round of the day came from Mr Gorilla, I kid you not, and with the deftest of touches 41 points were scored by the player who comfortably led the rest of the field.In division 1 the low handicappers dealt far more successfully with the difficult conditions.  The second spot was a close contest with three players scoring 37 points; Jim Getty just missed the podium but played with such comfort that he was playing the ball off the tees and fairways right handed, and then putting left handed.Just beating Jim into third was the shy and retiring Martin Cooper with a splendid round of 3 under par but claiming the second spot as a result of a super back 9, was Steve Carleton.However, nothing seems to rile Alan Thomas and his 39-pointer was good enough to record a fine victoryThursday, Feb. 15, Green Valley – Stableford1st Arnold Jones (17) 37pts2nd Alan Thomas (5) 34pts3rd Seil Peter (6) 33ptsA beautiful day on the Eastern Seaboard acted as the perfect back drop for another scintillating round of competition golf.Seil Peter’s stronger back 9 was just good enough to see off the ex-owner Fergus Brennan, as his 33 points were good enough to take the third, and Alan Thomas also struck the ball well to finish in second position.  On this day however no golfer could compete with Arnold Jones as he shot 37 points to claim the top prize.Friday, Feb. 16, Burapha – Stableford1st Kim Scadden (16) 42pts2nd Arnold Jones (16) 38pts3rd Richard Talbot (20) 38ptsFriday found the TRGG at Burapha A and B courses and with 18 of the 20 players shooting over 30 points, a score over 40 was required to win the day.With open fairways and flat greens to the scribe’s liking, his 38 points were good enough for the bronze but he was edged out of silver by Arnold Jones on count-back.  There could be no arguing about the day’s winner as Kin Scadden shot a fine round of 42 points.Saturday, Feb. 17, Pattavia – Stableford1st Bill Shepley (5) 37pts2nd Fergus Brenner (14) 36pts3rd Masa Takano (7) 34ptsOn Saturday the TRGG visited Pattavia and as usual the course was in splendid condition but with some treacherous greens.Masa Takano shot a splendid 34 points to take the third spot and it was a welcome return to the podium for Fergus Brenner as his 36 was good enough for second.  The top prize of the day was claimed by Billy Shepley who scored a fine 37 points.  The Canadian, who has recently been on a diplomacy course, displayed a great touch to shoot a fine 4-over par round. Jack Watkins (left) & Arnold Jones.Travellers Rest Golf GroupMonday, Feb.12, Silky Oak – Stableford1st Jack Watkins (13) 42pts2nd Nick Thomas (12) 38ptslast_img read more

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McGahan again and again

first_imgPSC golf from the Caddy ShackWednesday, March 30, Crystal Bay – StablefordSeventeen Caddy Shack golfers made the trip to Crystal Bay on Wednesday to play the B & C layout off the white tees. ‘Phonsie’ McGahan was once again in the winners’ circle with an A Flight winning 38 points to finish two up on Cathal Donoghue.  It was a battle of the Dave’s in B Flight with Dave Bramley edging it by a single point over Dave Strang.A Flight1st Alphonsie McGahan (6) 38pts2nd Cathal Donoghue (13) 36ptsB Flight1st Dave Bramley (17) 37pts2nd Dave Strang (18) 36pts2’s:  Tom BreslinFriday, April 1, Greenwood – StablefordA smaller group of 14 took on the challenge of Greenwood on Friday off the white tees so just the one flight on the day.Alphonsie McGahan continued his dominant form to head the field with an even par 36 points, just edging Graham Beaumont on count-back.  Dave Strang and Mike Phillips filled out the podium.1st Alphonsie McGahan (6) 36pts2nd Graham Beaumont (12) 36pts3rd Dave Strang (18) 32pts4th Mike Phillips (10) 32pts2’s:  Phonsie McGahanlast_img read more

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McGahan magic at Green Valley

first_img3rd Mark William (9) 38ptsB Flight1st Kevin Hamilton (19) 39pts2nd Tom Breslin (26) 38pts3rd Steven Phillips (29) 37ptsTwo flights on Wednesday at the groups home course of Green Valley.  The scoring was good, especially in the A Flight were Phonsie McGahan returned a superb 43 points to take the win ahead of Brian Orr, who himself came in with a great 41 point return.  Mark William was third with a ‘meager’ 38 points. PSC golf from The Caddy ShackWednesday, Jan. 4, Green Valley – StablefordA Flight1st Phonsie McGahan (7) 43pts2nd Brian Orr (15) 41pts In the B Flight Kevin Hamilton came out on top with a 39 point haul to finish one better than Tom Breslin in second and two up on Steven Phillips in third.  Steven had the consolation of recording the only birdie ‘2’ of the day.Friday, Jan. 6,Crystal Bay –StablefordA Flight1st Ted Gardner (6) 39pts2nd Doug Crowe (8) 39pts3rd Emmet White (10) 38ptsB Flight1st Olly (22) 40pts2nd Bruce Tollitt (19) 35pts3rd Dave Bramley (18) 35ptsThe good scores continued at always tough Crystal Bay on Friday with Olly top scoring on 40 points to claim the B Flight honours ahead of Bruce Tollitt and Dave Bramley; Bruce getting the better of the count back in the battle for second place.Ted Gardner meanwhile took out the A Flight with a fine 39 points off his 6 handicap to just edge Doug Crowe on another count back, and Emmet White completed the podium a further point behind.Doug Crowe, Mark William, Jim McGovern and Brian Orr shared the ‘2’s pot between them.last_img read more

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Sports Bag: State of golf courses

first_imgUK Sports Editor;P.S.C. members have recently written up an article about the very poor state of the Emerald Golf Course and its very high fees. They moan and say they will “place balls” on the course until it improves. But if it is that bad, why continue to support the club? Articles in newspapers will mean nothing to the course’s Thai owners, but action by loss of business will get their attention. Why not get other members of P.S.C. to help by supporting a blockade against playing at all clubs of very poor quality and high fees?Thai golf course fees have gone up around 50% on average since 2010 but the courses have not improved by that much, and in some cases have got worse. Why not set up an info page on P.S.C.’s web site with updates on courses for all to see so they will be in the know and can make a decision as to where they play next? This might help improve things.Carl Whilelast_img read more

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Bruh moment of 2nd December 2019: Watch Gareth Bale’s priceless reaction to the Bernabeu…

first_imgImage Courtesy: beIN SportsAdvertisement kb8wNBA Finals | Brooklyn Vspyq9Wingsuit rodeo📽Sindre Es4l30( IG: @_aubreyfisher @imraino ) w185Would you ever consider trying this?😱w2jxCan your students do this? 🌚9p2vtw8Roller skating! Powered by Firework “Wales, Golf , Madrid- in that order” is the phrase that turned Gareth Bale from a fan favourite to the bête noire at Santiago Bernabéu. The Welshman’s flag celebration incident after qualifying for Euro 2020 has made himself into a subject of slack from the Real Madrid fanbase and the Spanish media. A prompt expression was seen from the stands in the Real Sociedad match last week, but the Galactico took it like a champ.Advertisement Image Courtesy: beIN SportsBale was subbed in for the youngster Rodrygo in the 67th minute as Real faced Sociedad at home last Sunday. As the forward was warming up in the sidelines, the supporters started loudly jeering and whistling at him. However, the Welsh international didn’t throw a fit, and chuckled it off and continued his pre-sub warm up drill.Check out the clip below, courtesy of Twitter account @LosBlancoStan.Advertisement Along with the taunts, the fans even made a banner for themselves with: “Rodrygo. Vini. Lucas. Bale. In that order” written on it.Los Blancos gaffer Zinedine Zidane reprimanded the action of the fans, as he spoke in the post match conference.“There is too much noise with Bale, he wants to be here and do as well as he can, that’s why we don’t want to talk too much about this.” he told reporters.“I hope this doesn’t carry on for the rest of the season. We want the fans to be with us from the beginning to the end but we can’t control this.” Zidane added. Advertisementlast_img read more

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