Junior Elijah Stewart to remain at USC basketball

first_imgJunior guard Elijah Stewart will remain at USC next season.The Trojans’ leading 3-point shooter last year, Stewart announced his intention to declare for the 2017 NBA Draft on April 11 but didn’t submit his paperwork by the league’s deadline on Sunday night.This will come as welcome news to head coach Andy Enfield, who will retain one of his most lethal scorers for the 2017-18 season. Stewart’s 78 3-pointers led the team by more than 30 baskets last year, and he has a chance to break USC’s all-time record for 3-point baskets next season. He currently sits in sixth place — one make short of tying Harold Miner for fifth.Though Stewart is now out of the pre-draft process, two of his Trojan teammates remain. Sophomore forward Bennie Boatwright and redshirt sophomore guard Shaqquan Aaron both submitted their documents, but because they have not hired an agent, they can still withdraw from the draft until May 24.Stewart will return to a crowded and talented Trojan backcourt, as Duke transfer Derryck Thornton will be eligible next season to complement Stewart, junior guard Jordan McLaughlin and Aaron, should he choose to return as well.last_img read more

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NBA: Player ratings from Clippers’ dominating win over the Warriors

first_imgPrimetime Kawhi 😎@kawhileonard | #ClipperNation pic.twitter.com/ajlgenqnJL— LA Clippers (@LAClippers) October 25, 2019 LIVE TV FOLLOW US Last Updated: 25th October, 2019 12:25 IST NBA: Player Ratings From Clippers’ Dominating Win Over The Warriors The LA Clippers romped to victory over the Golden State Warriors at the Chase Center. Kawhi Leonard and Lou Williams starred as the Clippers dominated the game. Also Read | Watch NBA Chief Adam Silver Present Replica Ring To A Raptors FanThe Clippers, who signed Kawhi Leonard from the Toronto Raptors this season, along with six-time All-Star Paul George, went into the game as favourites and did not disappoint. Lou Williams dominated this game for the Clippers, as he racked up 22 points with three rebounds and eight assists. Former Oklahoma power forward Patrick Patterson also came to the fore for the Clippers, as he notched 20 points to comfortably see the Clippers through to victory. Also Read | NBA: Scores, Updates And Highlights From All The Games On October 24The Warriors will be disappointed to return empty-handed from their new state-of-the-art Chase Center arena. Only Steph Curry and Draymond Green remain from their days of dominance. Draymond Green could only manage a total of 11 points with four rebounds and three assists. D’Angelo Russell, however, impressed against the Clippers by racking up 20 points with eight assists. Here are the player ratings from the game –  WE RECOMMEND First Published: 25th October, 2019 12:25 IST 10 months ago NBA: Draymond Green regrets fight with ex-GSW teammate Kevin Durant The NBA 2019 pre-season wasn’t too kind on the Los Angeles Clippers but we all know that pre-season games cannot be taken as gospel, as evidenced in the Clippers’ 112-102 victory of the Lakers in their NBA 2019-20 season opener. Their new acquisition – Kawhi Leonard – dominated proceedings as he racked up 30 points in the Clippers’ opening game. The game against the mighty Golden State Warriors, however, proved to be a whole new challenge for the Clippers.Also Read | NBA: Portland Trail Blazers Vs Denver Nuggets Player Ratings, ResultLAC vs GSW highlightsThe Warriors, who have enjoyed a run of five consecutive trips to the NBA finals, relied on 2019 NBA All-Star D’Angelo Russell and Stephen Curry to lead them to victory. That would, however, prove to be a tall order, as the game ended in a 141-122 victory in favour of Clippers. There was some consolation for Steph Curry, as he did end the game with the highest points, racking up 23 points with four rebounds and four assists. Kawhi Leonard, however, once again came to the fore, as the former Raptors star notched 21 points with five rebounds and nine assists in the four quarters.  10 months ago NBA news: Watch PJ Washington break NBA record by scoring 7 3s 10 months ago NBA: Lakers face Clippers in battle of LA; Raptors take on Pelicanscenter_img WATCH US LIVE SUBSCRIBE TO US Golden State WarriorsSteph Curry – 8/10D’Angelo Russell – 7.5/10Glenn Robinson III – 7/10Draymond Green – 6.5/10Kevon Looney – 6.5/10Eric Paschall – 6/10Jacob Evans – 6/10Also Read | NBA 2019-20: Golden State Warriors’ Profile And Season PreviewLA Clippers Kawhi Leonard – 8.5/10Lou Williams – 8/10Patrick Patterson – 7.5/10Montrezl Harrell – 7/10Ivica Zubac – 7/10Landry Shamet – 6.5/10 COMMENT 10 months ago NBA: Clippers’ Patrick Beverley fined for throwing ball into stands Written By P👌🏾A👌🏾T👌🏾R👌🏾I👌🏾C👌🏾KMake that a career-high SIX threes for @pdpatt. pic.twitter.com/ajCRtyT7dn— LA Clippers (@LAClippers) October 25, 2019 10 months ago NBA 2019-20: Live streaming details and broadcast schedule in India Colin DCunha last_img read more

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Inside Conditions…Strange voices

first_imgIt is a known fact that there have been many professional football players who sustained head injuries that did not appear (at least not on the surface) to be serious enough to be force them to take a seat on the sideline. Because of the “macho man” syndrome that many players back in the day operated under, if a player received a blow to the head, saw a few stars, heard a few bells, had a few “questionable visuals-things like double vision they were usually administered a few smelling salts; given a firm pat on the rear end and usually were immediately sent back onto the field of war. And these were the guys getting paid.Many college athletes also had a few dings and stingers but were also in most cases instructed to return to the DMZ-demilitarized zone to continue the battle. These young athletes also received “compensation” supposedly disguised as an education and room and board. This “stipend” is inadequate for the services rendered but hey; this is life.Another group of players that are at probably the highest risk but on the lowest end of the economic totem pole are the athletes that perform at the high school level. They possibly play the hardest, pray the hardest and hope the most but are compensated the least because as we all know this group of athletes are paid zilch, nada, goose egg.The public may never know the complete circumstances surrounding the death of Mr. Seau. However, one thing seems to be very clear. The delusional mental state of the former NFL All-Universe linebacker when he took his own life may forever be linked to the many blows to the head that he received during his career. Okay, where I am going to go next is probably going to get me into trouble but so be it. Mr. Seau benefitted from his salary of millions of to play for pay. Even if the NFL had the most incompetent “quacks” posing as doctors to diagnose or misdiagnose his injuries; he had had the financial ability to police his injuries by paying for top medical treatment available to him outside of the NFL medical infrastructure if he was dissatisfied with the analysis provided by the leagues physicians.Now on the other hand aside from university varsity football programs that are connected with excellent schools of medicine such as the University of Pittsburgh, the medical diagnosis and care of injuries sustained by the student athletes on the college level may often times be described as borderline at best because of the competence of the sometimes underpaid and undermanned medical staffing units.Talk about high school tragedies. Civil rights activist/preacher Jesse Jackson coined the phrase, “keep hope alive.” High school athletes will almost always lay it all on the line on the gridiron in order to “keep hope alive” and to be given passage to the next level.“Concussions have always been a part of sports, but there’s an increasing recognition of their seriousness, especially for people whose brains haven’t yet fully developed. Every concussion is a brain injury,” says Dawn Comstock, an Ohio State University researcher who conducts an annual study of high school sports injuries. Comstock’s research shows that in the 2009-2010 school years, high school athletes suffered more than 187,000 concussions in just nine sports.Although it may still be unethical, I can fully comprehend if the medical staffs of the NFL teams clear a player a bit prematurely in order to possibly win a playoff game. Hell, that player is getting megabucks to perform but that high school kid will get not one quarter for his or her services. That is crazy.Now in addition to these high school players performing for free the medical insurance providers of America are forced to subsidize and provide medical coverage for these young adults. Who do you think that the costs are going to be passed off to? That is right boys’ and girls’, you and I because 187,000 head injuries are one heck of a lot of visits to the ER.Every kid that plays peewee, midget, middle school, high school or college football has one and only one destination circled on their map of life, the NFL. They hear the roar of the frenzied crowd as they pick off an interception, throw the perfect spiral or dashes around the right end to score the game winning touchdown, but wait. When the game ending whistle blows what sounds do they hear then? Do they hear the light and airy voices of victory or do dark demonic voices visit them in strange and unrecognizable places; dictating commands of mayhem calling out directions of destruction? What voices did Junior Seau hear?(Aubrey Bruce can be reached at; abruce@newpittsburghcourier.com or 412-583-6741.) I must begin this communication by offering my condolences to the family of former NFL Linebacker Tiaina Baul “Junior” Seau Jr. who ended his life recently.last_img read more

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