Porter Gustin to miss remainder of season with fractured ankle

first_imgSenior linebacker Porter Gustin will miss the remainder of the 2018 season with a fractured right ankle sustained in the fourth quarter of USC’s win over Colorado on Saturday night, ending his collegiate career. After the game, Gustin stood at midfield with his right shoe off and his foot appearing red and swollen. He was carted off of the field and hopped on one foot into the locker room.Gustin has been dealing with injuries since summer practices, when he suffered from a torn meniscus. Despite his knee injury, Gustin did not miss playing time. Following the Arizona game, he showed signs of an apparent ankle injury. During the bye week, Gustin sat out of practice to recover, but he did participate in limited capacity during the week leading up to the Colorado game.Gustin is one of four captains of the Trojans this season. His departure will further hinder the defense from a leadership and talent standpoint after fellow captain senior linebacker Cam Smith was kept out of the Colorado matchup due to a hamstring injury.Gustin tallied 28 tackles this season, but has been most notable for his rush. In 2018, he touted seven sacks, tied for sixth in the nation. The rest of the USC defense has combined for a total of six sacks so far.The loss of Gustin will undoubtedly hinder USC in its upcoming matchup against Utah on Saturday. Utes’ junior running back Zack Moss boasts 617 rushing yards, the sixth most in the Pac-12. The matchup has serious Pac-12 championship implications as the winner will take over the lead in the South Division.last_img read more

Jon Gruden is drooling over this wide receiver at the combine

first_imgINDIANAPOLIS — Jon Gruden saw a picture of D.K. Metcalf without a shirt on and wanted to hit the gym himself.Metcalf is chiseled beyond belief, reportedly recorded this week with a 1.6 body fat percentage while weighing 228 pounds. He’s gone viral on social media because of a shirtless gym picture, and Gruden said Metcalf is the biggest wide receiver he’s ever seen. He tied Arizona State’s N’Keal Harry with the most bench press reps (27) among wide receivers on Friday, and only two others …last_img

Playing their best, PH gals falter vs world-class Thais

first_imgCatriona Gray spends Thanksgiving by preparing meals for people with illnesses Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Khan fears for McGregor in Mayweather bout Read Next LATEST STORIES UPLB exempted from SEA Games class suspension MOST READ Brace for potentially devastating typhoon approaching PH – NDRRMC Philippines’s Jovelyn Gonzaga (top L) returns the ball against Thailand players during their volleyball women’s semi-finals match at the 29th Southeast Asian Games (SEA Games) in Kuala Lumpur on August 26, 2017. / AFP PHOTO / MOHD RASFANKUALA LUMPUR—The Philippine team displayed its best form in the tournament but still failed to measure up to Thailand to lose a 25-21, 25-17, 25-17 decision Saturday in the Southeast Asian Games women’s volleyball semifinals here.The Thais, who regularly play in top-level tournaments like the World Championship and Olympics, didn’t hold their punches against the all-heart Filipinos and played their best players up until the end.ADVERTISEMENT SEA Games: PH’s Alisson Perticheto tops ice skating short programcenter_img LOOK: Venues for 2019 SEA Games LIST: Class, gov’t work suspensions during 30th SEA Games PH women’s volleyball team motivated to deliver in front of hometown crowd PLAY LIST 02:25PH women’s volleyball team motivated to deliver in front of hometown crowd00:45Onyok Velasco see bright future for PH boxing in Olympics02:49World-class track facilities installed at NCC for SEA Games00:50Trending Articles01:35Panelo suggests discounted SEA Games tickets for students03:07PH billiards team upbeat about gold medal chances in SEA Games05:25PH boxing team determined to deliver gold medals for PH03:04Filipino athletes share their expectations for 2019 SEA Games01:27Filipino athletes get grand send-off ahead of SEA Games The defeat sent the Philippines to the bronze-medal match against either Indonesia or Vietnam.Coming into the SEA Games, the Nationals were aiming to end their medal drought in the biennial meet that dates back to the 2005 Manila edition, when they bagged a bronze.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSWATCH: Drones light up sky in final leg of SEA Games torch runSPORTSSEA Games: Philippines picks up 1st win in men’s water poloSPORTSMalditas save PH from shutout“We still have a chance to medal. This is still an achievement for us, making the semifinals,” said PH coach Francis Vicente.Formed just three months ago and playing as one team just six weeks back, the Philippines barged into the Final Four with a rousing win over Malaysia (25-18, 25-11, 25-16) Thursday. It had its chance to top the group stage but the Philippines yielded a straight-set loss to Vietnam (26-24, 25-12, 25-23).Vietnam, the silver medal winner in the last SEA Games, and Indonesia were locked in the other semifinal battle.If Vietnam wins, the Nationals will have to deal with Indonesia, a team led by explosive spiker Aprilla Manganang.Manganang had a beef to settle against the Philippines, whose officials questioned her gender during the 2015 Singapore edition.However, the 25-year-old Indonesian said the controversy is now water under the bridge when she came to the Philippines last year for the Asian Club Championships.ADVERTISEMENT SEA Games in Calabarzon safe, secure – Solcom chief View comments WATCH: Streetboys show off slick dance moves in Vhong Navarro’s weddinglast_img read more

Xiaomi Redmi Note 6 Pro: Key specs, India price, and everything you should know

first_imgXiaomi has launched the Redmi Note 6 Pro in India for a starting price of Rs 13,999. The phone comes in a two variants and both of them will go on sale in the country for the first time tomorrow, November 23. This will a flash sale and will happen on Flipkart and Xiaomi’s own website, Mi.com. Overall, the Redmi Note 6 Pro isn’t a major upgrade over the Redmi Note 5 Pro. The key highlight of the new Note or as Xiaomi calls, “the Naya Note” is its four camera setup.Interestingly, the Redmi Note 6 Pro is the first ever Note series phone to come with a dual selfie camera setup and also a notched display. The Note 6 Pro is the second Xiaomi phone to sport a notched display. The first one is the Redmi 6 Pro which was launched in India in August this year alongside the Redmi 6 and Redmi 6A. Let’s take a quick look at what the new Redmi Note 6 Pro offers to the customers.Redmi Note 6 Pro specs:Display: The Redmi Note 6 Pro comes with a 6.26-inch Full HD+ IPS LCD display with an aspect ratio of 19:9.Processor: Just as the Redmi Note 5 Pro, the Redmi Note 6 Pro is also powered by a 1.8GHz octa-core Qualcomm Snapdragon 636 processor paired with Adreno 509 GPU.Battery: Yet again similar to the Note 5 Pro, the Redmi Note 6 Pro also comes with a massive 4000mAh battery with Qualcomm’s Quick Charge 3.0 support.Rear camera: On the rear panel, the Redmi Note 6 Pro includes a dual camera system. It comes with a primary sensor of 12-megapixel with Dual Pixel autofocus and f/1.9 aperture and a secondary sensor of 5-megapixel for depth sensing.advertisementFront camera: As is the case for the back camera, on the front too, the Redmi Note 6 Pro sports a dual selfie camera setup. On the front, the Redmi Note 6 Pro comes packed with a primary sensor of 20-megapixel and a secondary camera with 2-megapixel sensor for portrait selfies.Software: The phone runs Android 8.1 Oreo based MIUI 10 out-of-the-box.Colours: It comes in four colour options — red, blue, black, and rose gold.RAM: The phone comes in two variants — 4GB RAM and 6GB RAMStorage: The Redmi Note 6 Pro comes in only one storage model – 64GB, which is expandable by a microSD card of up to 256GB.Redmi Note 6 Pro features:–As noted, the four camera setup is one of the key highlights of the Redmi Note 6 Pro. The phone’s camera comes with AI focused features and includes a wider aperture of f/1.9 which results in more light intake, thus allowing for clearer, brighter and detailed pictures even in tricky light situations. The Redmi Note 6 Pro also comes with features like AI Portrait 2.0, AI Dynamic Bokeh, studio lighting and more. Additionally, the phone also comes packed with features like AI Scene Detection and Dual Auto Focus. The front cameras of the phone also include features like Super Pixel Technology, AI Portrait, AI scene detection, among other things.–The Redmi Note 6 Pro is the first phone in the Note series to come with a notched display. The notch on the Note 6 Pro is pretty wide and equips the two selfie cameras, sensors and the earpiece. –Another highlight of the Redmi Note 6 Pro is that the phone comes with P2i coating. This means that the body of the Xiaomi Redmi Note 6 Pro is built with liquid repellent nanotechnology. In simple words, the Xiaomi phone can withstand everyday splashes and water spills with ease. However, it can’t sustain water immersions.–Apart from being the first Redmi Note phone to have a notched display and dual selfie cameras, the Redmi Note 6 Pro is also the first one in its lineup to run Android 8.1 Oreo-based MIUI 10 out-of-the-box.Redmi Note 6 Pro India price and availabilityIn India, the Redmi Note 6 Pro comes in two variants. The base model comes with 4GB RAM and 64GB of internal storage for a price tag of Rs 13,999. While the top-end model of the packs 6GB RAM and 64GB of internal storage, which is expandable by a microSD card of up to 256GB. This model of the phone comes with a price of Rs 15,999. Xiaomi has launched the Redmi Note 6 Pro phone in four colour options including red, blue, black, and rose gold and all of them will be available for grabs when the phone goes on sale for the first time in India on November 23 on Flipkart and Mi.com.Xiaomi has partnered with Reliance Jio to offer Rs 2400 cashback to Jio customers. As a part of a special Black Friday sale, the Redmi Note 6 Pro 4GB RAM/64GB storage will be available for Rs 12,999 while the 6GB RAM/64GB storage 14,999. For the Black Friday sale, Xiaomi has also partnered with HDFC Bank to offer Rs 500 discount to the customers.advertisementlast_img read more

KEEPING IT IN THE FAMILY

first_imgTouch is without a doubt one of the most family friendly sports. You can play mixed, you can play with your friends and you can even play with your kids. But this isn’t only restricted to the players of our great game. Today, at the 2005 Seniors National Touch League, Sharon and Garry `Bear’ Foster got to run out onto field four not only as fellow referees but as husband and wife. Sharon, a former player, got involved in the refereeing side of Touch when she met Garry in a bank. “He saw me in the bank, you could say he stalked me,” laughed Sharon. And as they say…the rest is history, they will be married for 18 years on Monday. They’re used to spending their wedding anniversary in Coffs Harbour at the NTL as they have for the last six years. Their kids Lachlan, 15 and Larissa, 11 don’t share their parent’s passion for refereeing however. “They hate it,” said Sharon simply. “Probably from spending so many years at Touch, you could say they were Touch orphans,” said Garry. The Foster’s enjoyed the chance to referee together at this year’s NTL as Garry is a level four and Sharon is a level 6 referee so it’s not something they get to do often. “It was good today, I enjoyed it, I made him look good,” teased Sharon. No doubt their experience and passion will encourage the other referees at the 2005 NTL and will continue to help with their growth and development for many years to come. By Lisa Plummerlast_img

No Unfair Advantages with Plastic Ban – Senator Samuda

first_imgGovernment Senator, Matthew Samuda, is assuring that there will be no unfair advantages for manufacturers and distributors under the impending January 1, 2019, single-use plastic ban.He was speaking at a ‘Consumer Talk’ on the ban, hosted by the National Consumers’ League, in association with the National Environmental Planning Agency (NEPA), at the Bureau of Standards, recently.“The plastic ban will be implemented through a Ministerial Order under the Trade Act of Jamaica. There won’t be unfair advantages for any business group in Jamaica, whether large or small,” Senator Samuda emphasised.He informed that under the Trade Act, plastic bags 24×24 inches, plastic drinking straws, and imported expanded polystyrene will not be allowed for manufacture, distribution and importation by any Jamaican company.“What the Ministerial Order will allow the Government to do is reinforce the ban within the business community, rather than target individuals,” he explained.Mr. Samuda pointed out that breaches of the plastic ban could result in fines of up to $2 million or imprisonment for a maximum of two years, as outlined in Sections 11 and 13 of the Trade Act.He noted that no tax incentives or concessions will be administered by the Government under the plastic ban.In 2016, Senator Samuda tabled a motion in the Senate for the ban on a range of plastic and expanded polystyrene products. On September 18, 2018, Minister with responsibility for the environment, Hon. Daryl Vaz announced a ban on single-use plastic effective January 1, 2019. Plastic items under the ban include plastic ‘scandal’ bags 24×24 inches, plastic drinking straws and the importation of expanded polystyrene products.last_img read more

Bale Benzema not for sale – Zidane

first_imgBoth Gareth Bale and Karim Benzema are not for sale in this summer’s transfer window, says Real Madrid manager Zinedine ZidaneThe duo are facing an uncertain future in the Spanish capital this summer with both players having been omitted from last week’s first leg against Bayern Munich in the semi-finals of the Champions League.Bale has struggled to establish himself under Zidane this season and has only made 21 starts for Real all season, while Benzema has had little success in front of goal this season with the striker having only scored five goals in 28 La Liga appearances.Sergio Ramos, Real MadridZidane reveals Sergio Ramos injury concern for Real Madrid Andrew Smyth – September 14, 2019 Zinedine Zidane has put Sergio Ramos’ availability for Real Madrid’s trip to Sevilla next weekend in doubt after withdrawing him against Levante.“We need them and I’ll do everything possible so that they’re not affected by what’s been said outside. They’ll stay with us,” said Zidane, according to SportsMole.“I know all our players want to play, but it isn’t possible. The message is for everyone, not just Bale and Benzema, that we’re sticking together because there’s a month left of the season and we have it all to do.“If any player isn’t 100%, he won’t be in the squad. Double or the Champions League? Everything has value, I can’t choose one or the other, but what we can win is the Champions League and we’re going to give everything for it.”last_img read more

Mickey Thomas says Bale should go to Man Utd

first_imgFormer Red Devils and Wales star Mickey Thomas is well aware of the situation Bale is in right now and has seemingly felt his fellow countryman could use an advice.He thinks Bale could only complete a perfect career with a Premier League title – something he will not be able to get while playing in Bayern Munich, who are reportedly more than interested in acquiring him.“He’s got enough money. Surely now it’s not how much he can earn. His CV would be enriched and complete with a Premier League winner’s medal. I’d argue that is worth more than all the money he gets,” Thomas said, according to Goal.“OK, I know he has won La Liga and the Champions League with Real Madrid, but he hasn’t won the Premier League.”harry maguire, manchester UnitedMaguire says United need to build on today’s win George Patchias – September 14, 2019 Harry Maguire wants his United teammates to build on the victory over Leicester City.During the summer, Harry Maguire was referred to as the ultimate…“I wouldn’t want to finish a career like his without a Premier League winner’s medal.”“Unfortunately, he’s had Cristiano Ronaldo, Lionel Messi and Neymar blocking his path to becoming the best player in the world.”“If he came to England and started doing the ­business, winning trophies in this ­country, then it will have been the perfect career,” Mickey went on to add.“He could go to Germany and play for Bayern Munich, but it’s time to prove himself in the Premier League.”last_img read more

Trippier reveals obsession with World Cup freekick

first_imgEngland wing-back Kieran Trippier has revealed he has watched his free-kick goal against Croatia in the semifinals of the World Cup more than a 100 times.The Tottenham Hotspur defender became the third English player after Sir Bobby Charlton and Gary Lineker to score a goal in the semifinals of a World Cup after his direct free kick beat Daniel Subasic in the Croatia goal in Russia.Trippier was a standout performer during England’s memorable summer exploits, capping a handful of bright performances with consistently excellent set-piece delivery.“I’m not going to lie to you, I’ve watched it back about 100 times,” said the 27-year-old as quoted by Daily Mail, on his return to training at St George’s Park.“Obviously I enjoyed that moment. Even now it still hurts that we got beat but I have watched it back a lot. I’ve looked back at a couple of the games, not just the Croatia one. Obviously it was frustrating to get knocked out in the semi-final but we’re proud of ourselves as a team and how far we came in the World Cup.”Jadon Sancho, Borussia DortmundCrouch: Liverpool could beat Man United to Jadon Sancho Andrew Smyth – September 14, 2019 Peter Crouch wouldn’t be surprised to see Jadon Sancho end up at Liverpool one day instead of his long-term pursuers Manchester United.Trippier’s dead-ball skills flew under the radar for a long time at Spurs, where Eriksen has built a well-earned reputation as one of the best in the business.The Dane was quick to acknowledge’s his colleague’s skills when they linked back up at Enfield and even deferred to Trippier when a chance arose against Fulham last month. Just as he had in Moscow, the former Burnley man finished with style.“To be fair to Christian we had a bit of banter about free-kicks and stuff as soon as we walked in (for pre-season training),” he said.“In the last few games we’ve been sharing them out a little bit because of the opposition and which delivery can hurt them the most. It’s all about the confidence at the time. Everyone knows how good Christian is at set plays and delivering a ball but against Fulham I just felt confident, first game back, and I said to him ‘do you mind if I take this one?”“He said ‘no problem’ – and I managed to score it.”last_img read more