Cottrell lands WI retainer

first_imgST JOHN’S, Antigua (CMC):Batsman Leon Johnson and left-arm pacer Sheldon Cottrell have both been handed retainer contracts by the West Indies Cricket Board, despite not featuring for the regional side over the last year.The pair are among a list of 15 players announced by the WICB late yesterday who have been retained for the period beginning last October 1 to September 30 later this year.Johnson, a 28-year-old left-hander, has been repeatedly overlooked in recent months despite the West Indies’ continued struggles at the top of the order.He averages nearly 40 in his four Tests and gathered scores of 54 and 44 in his last Test – against South Africa in Cape Town last January.Fellow Guyanese Rajindra Chandrika has been the preferred choice despite three noughts in six Test innings and an average of 14.Cottrell, meanwhile, has not suited up for West Indies since the one-day series in South Africa last January.The 26-year-old has struggled with injury this year and only recent resumed bowling when he turned out for Jamaica Scorpions in the Regional First Class Championship.He played the last of this two Tests in December, 2014, and has played two one-day internationals.Marlon Samuels has been also retained despite a torrid time with the bat in recent months. The Jamaican gathered 30 runs from four Test innings against Sri Lanka last October and managed only 35 runs in five outings against Australia in the just concluded three-Test series Down Under.Rookies Shai Hope and Shane Dowrich, who like Chandrika both made their Test debuts last year, are also among the 15 retained.RETAINED PLAYERS – Jason Holder, Kraigg Brathwaite, Rajendra Chandrika, Darren Bravo, Marlon Samuels, Denesh Ramdin, Devendra Bishoo, Shannon Gabriel, Jermaine Blackwood, Jerome Taylor, Sheldon Cottrell, Shai Hope, Shane Dowrich, Leon Johnson, Kemar Roach.last_img read more

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Hewitt bows out

first_imgMELBOURNE, Australia (AP):Baseball cap turned backward, pumping himself up with cries of “C’MON!” Lleyton Hewitt fought one last feisty encounter. Then he gathered his three young kids on centre court and said farewell.After a career spent trying to win the Australian Open, the 34-year-old Hewitt had said that this year’s tournament – his 20th attempt – would be his last.”Lleyton’s Last Stand”, as some Australian media have billed it, came yesterday in the second round, where Hewitt lost to David Ferrer, 6-2, 6-4, 6-4, in a gritty contest that the numbers alone don’t do justice. It included some dramatic tennis, a few expletives – including a verbal volley Hewitt had with the chair umpire – and was capped off by an emotional send-off in the Rod Laver Arena.When the No. 8-ranked Ferrer returned to the court for the winner’s customary post-match interview, he redirected the spotlight to Hewitt.Ferrer, who at 33 is just a year younger than Hewitt and has a similar relentless, chase-every-ball style, told the crowd that he once had Hewitt sign a T-shirt for him that now hangs with other tennis memorabilia in his home. “I never had idols, but Lleyton is an idol for me.”last_img read more

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Ceres, Global forge PFL Finals duel

first_imgSanchez’s late goal marked another stellar comeback for Global, which also struck twice late in the first leg, thanks to Wesley Dos Santos and Pika Minegishi.   The finals as well as the third-place battle will be played on Dec. 16 with the league reportedly eyeing Panaad as = venue. Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next It’s too early to present Duterte’s ‘legacy’ – Lacson CONTRIBUTED PHOTOBACOLOD CITY – It will be an all-Visayas showdown for the first Philippines Football League crown.Fierce rivals Ceres Negros and Global Cebu arranged a championship duel and punched their tickets to the AFC Cup after hammering out thrilling semifinal victories last Saturday night.   ADVERTISEMENT Phivolcs records 2 ‘discrete weak ash explosions’ at Taal Volcano Iain Ramsay scored an elegant chip in the 78th minute as the Busmen overcame Kaya Makati, 2-1, after Antonio Ugarte cancelled out an early strike from Bienve Maranon at Panaad Stadium.   Counting Stephan Schrock’s goal in the first leg at University of Makati, the Busmen prevailed, 3-1, on aggregate.   FEATURED STORIESSPORTSRedemption is sweet for Ginebra, Scottie ThompsonSPORTSMayweather beats Pacquiao, Canelo for ‘Fighter of the Decade’SPORTSBrian Heruela arrival bolsters Phoenix backcourt, defenseOver at Rizal Memorial Stadium, Global completed a stunning upset of Meralco Manila, after holding the Sparks to a 1-1 draw in the second leg for a 3-2 aggregate victory.   Rufo Sanchez fired the winner for Global five minutes from time, after Curt Dizon handed the Sparks an early advantage due to away goals.    Jake says relationship with Shaina ‘goes beyond physical attraction’ LATEST STORIES Jo Koy: My brain always wants to think funny Coco’s house rules on ‘Probinsyano’ set Blue Eagles ride battle cry #BEBOB on way to UAAP crowncenter_img Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Kiss-and-tell matinee idol’s conquests: True stories or tall tales? OSG plea to revoke ABS-CBN franchise ‘a duplicitous move’ – Lacson Carpio hits red carpet treatment for China Coast Guard PLAY LIST 02:14Carpio hits red carpet treatment for China Coast Guard02:56NCRPO pledges to donate P3.5 million to victims of Taal eruption00:56Heavy rain brings some relief in Australia02:37Calm moments allow Taal folks some respite03:23Negosyo sa Tagaytay City, bagsak sa pag-aalboroto ng Bulkang Taal01:13Christian Standhardinger wins PBA Best Player award Steam emission over Taal’s main crater ‘steady’ for past 24 hours Margot Robbie talks about filming ‘Bombshell’s’ disturbing sexual harassment scene MOST READ View commentslast_img read more

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Raptors roll to 8th straight win, rout Knicks

first_imgLATEST STORIES Toronto Raptors guard DeMar DeRozan, left, drives to the basket past New York Knicks forward Luke Kornet, right, during the first half of an NBA basketball game, Sunday, March 11, 2018, at Madison Square Garden in New York. (AP Photo/Mary Altaffer)NEW YORK — Between an emotional win in their last game and an early start to this one, there were plenty of reasons why the Toronto Raptors might not be sharp.And a pretty simple reason why they were.ADVERTISEMENT Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew View comments The game was the NBA’s first live broadcast of a game in prime time in India. It was the first of five games this season being shown live at a 10 p.m. India start time.UP NEXTRaptors: Visit Brooklyn on Tuesday.Knicks: Host Dallas on Tuesday.Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next GALLERY: Barangay Ginebra back as PBA Governors’ Cup kings Nueva Ecija warehouse making fake cigarettes raided, 29 Chinese workers nabbed MOST READ Carpio hits red carpet treatment for China Coast Guard PLAY LIST 02:14Carpio hits red carpet treatment for China Coast Guard02:56NCRPO pledges to donate P3.5 million to victims of Taal eruption00:56Heavy rain brings some relief in Australia02:37Calm moments allow Taal folks some respite03:23Negosyo sa Tagaytay City, bagsak sa pag-aalboroto ng Bulkang Taal01:13Christian Standhardinger wins PBA Best Player award Sea turtle trapped in net freed in Legazpi City Jiro Manio arrested for stabbing man in Marikinacenter_img It’s too early to present Duterte’s ‘legacy’ – Lacson Phivolcs records 2 ‘discrete weak ash explosions’ at Taal Volcano “We just want to hoop, man,” All-Star DeMar DeRozan said. “Every time we get an opportunity to hoop, we’re going out there and doing what we know how to do and that’s to play, whether if it’s an early game, a late game, whatever it may be. No matter who we’re playing.”Jonas Valanciunas scored 17 points, Kyle Lowry had 16 and the Raptors kept right on rolling, beating the New York Knicks 132-106 on Sunday for their season-high eighth straight victory.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSGinebra beats Meralco again to capture PBA Governors’ Cup titleSPORTSTim Cone, Ginebra set their sights on elusive All-Filipino crownSPORTSAfter winning title, time for LA Tenorio to give back to Batangas folkThe Raptors had no letdown after edging NBA-leading Houston on Friday in a matchup of the No. 1 teams in each conference, leading much of the game even with DeRozan shooting just 4 for 16 for nine points.But seven Raptors finished in double figures in Toronto’s 15th win in 16 games. The Raptors fell one point shy of their highest total of the season, set in a victory over Cleveland on Jan. 11. Steam emission over Taal’s main crater ‘steady’ for past 24 hours The Raptors got a buzzer-beating 3-pointer from CJ Miles to lead 32-27 after one, then one from Malcolm Miller at the half to make it 65-57. And when New York got within seven late in the third quarter, the Raptors closed the period with an 11-2 run to take a 102-86 cushion to the fourth.TIP-INSRaptors: Toronto has scored 100 or more points in 19 straight games, one shy of the franchise record set in the 2009-10 season. … Casey said before the game that reserve G Delon Wright would remain out with a sprained right big toe, but Wright felt good enough after working out that he played 20 minutes off the bench, scoring 12 points.Knicks: New York played without starting center Enes Kanter because of back spasms. F Lance Thomas sat out with a sprained right thumb after he was hit in the loss at Milwaukee on Friday. X-rays taken before the game were negative. … G Courtney Lee came off the bench after missing the last two games for family reasons. Coach Jeff Hornacek said Lee would practice Monday and likely return to his starting spot Tuesday. … New York opened the first of the two remaining five-game homestands on its schedule.TIPPING OFFBoth coaches were asked before the game if they were worried about a 1 p.m. start that felt like noon because of the beginning of daylight saving time.“Those 12 o’clock games, 1 o’clock games, you never know how the players are going to end up coming out, but we’re pretty young team so I would expect that it would be fine,” Hornacek said.Casey was more concerned that it would be a factor.“No question it does, because you’re out of your body rhythm, your rhythm of you’re used to playing at 7, 7:30,” he said. “You’re out of your routine so to speak, so again, it becomes a professional approach and a professional game.”MORE ON THE TIP TIME Julius Randle’s 36 lead Lakers past LeBron’s Cavs “They’re playing fantastic basketball right now and they’re continuing with that momentum through this last part of the season,” Knicks forward Tim Hardaway Jr. said. “They’re playing playoff basketball.”Hardaway scored 25 and Luke Kornet had 18 as the Knicks dropped their seventh straight game and 15th in the last 16.Coach Dwane Casey talked to the Raptors in the morning about this being a trap game, warning them to forget about their 108-105 victory over Houston and to ignore the Knicks’ record.But none of that, or the early tip, slowed Toronto, which shot 50.5 percent.“All we can do is keep getting better as a team,” Lowry said. “We understand that teams are going to come out there and throw their best shots at us and we’ve got to just maintain.”ADVERTISEMENT Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. 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Is Jena a story of unequal justice?

first_imgAccording to the 2000 census, there were over 2.2million blacks in college. By mid-year 2006, according to the Justice Department, 905,600 blacks were in state or federal prisons and local jails. Even if Jackson meant black men, his assertion is still debatable. The Justice Policy Institute found that at the time of the 2000 census, 603,000 black men were in college, while 791,000 were in jail. Yet only 179,000 of incarcerated blacks were between 18 and 24 years old, the customary “college age.” Jackson, in Jena, cited the unequal treatment in prosecuting crack versus powder drug violations as evidence of racial discrimination. This calls for an explanation. Crack violators, the ones subject to the harshest punishment, are often black. But members of the Black Congressional Caucus, in the ’80s, pushed for stiff sentences against those peddling crack, given the violence – mostly in urban areas – associated with it. Nearly half of the members of the Black Congressional Caucus voted for the 1986 anti-drug bill, which provided stiff sentences for crack. The federal Sentencing Commission, during the Clinton administration, recommended equalizing the penalty for crack and powder. Clinton signed legislation to block the recommendations. Jackson and Sharpton suggest that the disproportionate number of blacks under the criminal justice system stems from racism. But black defendants are more likely to be acquitted than white defendants. A study in the ’90s found blacks convicted less frequently than whites in all but two of 14 categories of felony crimes, including murder, rape, burglary, felony theft, drug trafficking and other crimes against people. The only two types of felonies where blacks were not convicted at a lower rate than whites were felony traffic offenses and miscellaneous felonies. Cases that went to juries (only 2.8 percent of those examined) had a similar pattern, although juries convicted blacks more than whites for robbery, assault and property offenses. What about the assertion that a black defendant, with the same record, is likely to serve more time than a white defendant? Many legal experts blame the results on economics – white defendants are more likely to hire a private counselor who can get them a better deal in the courtroom. Other factors that can sway judges include family support, job security and the ability to make bail – with white defendants more likely than blacks to fit this description. And black judges are more likely than white judges to give black defendants harsher sentences than white defendants. About the so-called Jena Six, reasonable people can disagree about whether or not prosecutors initially charged the Jena, La., defendants too harshly. The black teenage defendants stand accused of beating a white teenager unconscious. Authorities, at first, charged five of the six with attempted murder, although now none of them faces attempted murder charges. Supporters of the Jena Six claim that whites hung nooses on a tree, thus provoking a series of interracial clashes. The Revs. Al Sharpton and Jesse Jackson claim that harsh treatment of the Jena Six serves as a metaphor for the continued unequal justice for blacks in America. Really? Jackson, speaking in Jena, claimed that more blacks sit in jail than in college. Irrelevant as to the issue at hand, and false. What about DWB, Driving While Black? Many big-city police departments now record stops by race. But the compiled information tells you nothing about why police stop drivers. George Mason University professor Matthew Zingraff, who studied racial profiling, says, “Why a police officer makes a stop of an individual, we’ll never know that. We’ll never know the number of people who have not been stopped. It doesn’t tell us motivation. It doesn’t tell us what caught the police officer’s eye.” Supporters of the Jena Six say their actions were sparked by the “hate crime” of the hanging of three – later reported as two – nooses on a high school campus tree. This, activists say, shows a prevalence of hate crimes against blacks in America. But economist Walter Williams notes that when hate crime statistics are adjusted for blacks’ lower population numbers, proportionally, blacks commit more than twice as many hate crimes as whites. The Rev. Sharpton calls Jena the “Selma of its day.” Let’s revisit. In Selma, Ala., in 1965, 500 to 600 civil rights protesters tried to march in support of black voter registration. Local authorities attacked the marchers with whips and tear gas and billy clubs, leaving 17 people in the hospital. For what it’s worth, an Associated Press-AOL Black Voices survey asked blacks to name the “most important black leader.” More blacks named “nobody” than anybody else. Jackson was named by 15 percent of respondents; 2percent named Sharpton; and Louis Farrakhan, leader of the Nation of Islam, an organization also active in supporting the Jena 6, was named by 4 percent. Maybe that’s the real lesson of Jena. Larry Elder is an attorney, syndicated columnist and national radio talk-show host. He can be heard from 3 to 6 p.m. Monday through Friday on KABC-AM 790. His e-mail address is sage@larryelder.com. 160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set!last_img read more

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WOMAN’S BEAUTIFUL ‘ANGEL BOXES’ PROVIDE COMFORT TO GRIEVING COUPLES

first_imgOne of Laura and Sally’s ‘Angel Boxes’A Ballybofey woman has come up with a beautiful idea to help couples who have lost babies through stillbirth and miscarriage.Laura McCready, with the help of her mum Sally, has started to make ‘Angel Boxes.’The boxes contain tiny outfits which parents can dress their babies in.So far Laura has delivered 13 such Angel Boxes to Letterkenny Maternity Unit as well as blankets and hats for premature babies to the Neo Natal unit. Laura herself know she pain of losing a baby having unfortunately suffered a number of miscarriages, the latest in September last.Laura revealed “Me and my mum started to research clothes for these tiny precious babies and we couldn’t get anywhere in Ireland so we designed Angel Boxes we have purchased everything from our own money and donations.“My mum has hand made knitted sowed every outfit so far and outfits range from 17wks to 23 weeks in size all are handmade and we use only baby soft wool which is delicate to the skin of these precious babies.“We also have included seeds to plant in memory of your baby, a candle to light and a white feather as feathers are a sign of an angel. After my first late miscarriage at 23 years of age. I didn’t know what to expect when I had my baby – as in size, what the baby would look like but she was a baby and had everything a baby does.  She was tiny and delicate but all I had was a blanket.” Laura said she thinks the boxes will give parents that chance to give your baby the dignity they deserve by being able to dress them.Kind-hearted Laura said herself and her mum will also design outfits using specific colours if recently bereaved parents want to contact them“Our boxes consist of a range of outfits from dresses trousers tops hats booties blankets and our angel pockets for very early tiny babies so they can be delicately wrapped in these wee pockets.“We are hoping to get these boxes into as many hospitals as possible and would greatly appreciate any help as in donations or knitted blankets hats etc I have patterns and sizes availableLaura and Sally have purchased all the wool from Mc Elhinneys in Ballybofey whom they say have been hugely supportive of their idea. WOMAN’S BEAUTIFUL ‘ANGEL BOXES’ PROVIDE COMFORT TO GRIEVING COUPLES was last modified: February 10th, 2016 by StephenShare this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pocket (Opens in new window)Click to share on Telegram (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)Click to share on Skype (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window)Tags:Angel BoxesdonegalLaura McCreadylast_img read more

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LADIES GAELIC: VENUES AND TIMES CONFIRMED FOR U13 COUNTY FINALS

first_imgTHE venues and times of this weekend’s All-County U13 girls gaelic football finals have been confirmed.The fixtures committee of the Donegal LGFA is very grateful to clubs and schools hosting these games.Clubs, coaches and parents are asked to follow the Donegal LGFA code in encouraging players at all times, refrain from the use of bad language and remain positive throughout. A Championship FinalNaomh Conaill v TermonFriday October 16Throw-in at 5pmO’Donnell Park, LetterkennyReferee: Mickey MulhernB Championship FinalAodh Ruadh v St Eunan’sSunday October 18Throw-in at 11amGlenfinReferee: Maggie FoyC Championship FinalNa Dunaibh v St Naul’sSunday October 18.Throw-in at 11.45amN Colmcille, NewtowncunninghamReferee Gerard McHughD Championship FinalGlenswilly v Four MastersSunday October 18Throw-in at 11amFour Masters, Donegal TownReferee: Declan Callaghan E Championship FinalN Columba v Red HughsSunday October 18Throw-in 12.15pmVenue: Four Masters, Donegal TownReferee: John McGlanaghyF Championship FinalKillybegs v St Mary’s ConvoySunday October 18Throw-in 1.30pmVenue: Four Masters, Donegal TownReferee: Marc BrownLADIES GAELIC: VENUES AND TIMES CONFIRMED FOR U13 COUNTY FINALS was last modified: October 13th, 2015 by John2Share this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pocket (Opens in new window)Click to share on Telegram (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)Click to share on Skype (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window) Tags:Donegal LGFAfinalsLadies gaelic footballU13 girlslast_img read more

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DUNGLOE DUO MARK CURRAN AND RYAN CONNORS HELP DONEGAL MINORS INTO ULSTER FINAL

first_imgRyan Connors and Mark Curran helped Donegal to a great win over Monaghan in the Donegal MFC last weekend.CLG An Clóchan Liath Club News: 18, 22, 23 agus 24 a huimhireacha a lotto a tarraingíodh ag deireadh na seachtaine agus níor baineadh póta óir an lotto.Beidh €3000 sa phóta óir don seachtain seo. Bhain na daoine seo leanas €20 an ceann: Gloria O Driscoll -Kerry, Frank O Driscoll – Kerry, Daniel Bonner – Main St, Shaun Gallagher – Arlands agus Eileen Shores – Leitir.The reserves were away to Termon on Friday evening. The men got of to a super start and dominated long periods of the game. The men were denied a series of goal chances in the second half but held out for a two point vicyory. The final score was Dungloe 2-10 Termon 2-06.Well done to the Donegal Minors, especially Mark Curran & Ryan Connors on a winning victory of 3-15 to 2-12.The U14 hurling County Final is on Tuesday in Donegal Town at 7pm V Ballyshannon. The boys are going for their third county title in three years, so the very best of luck to all. DUNGLOE DUO MARK CURRAN AND RYAN CONNORS HELP DONEGAL MINORS INTO ULSTER FINAL was last modified: June 28th, 2016 by Mark ForkerShare this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pocket (Opens in new window)Click to share on Telegram (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)Click to share on Skype (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window) Tags:dungloeGAAMinorsSportlast_img read more

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Bradford appoint new manager 12 hours after giving Michael Collins the boot

first_img Hopkin made 11 appearances in a short spell as a Bradford player Bradford City have confirmed the appointment of David Hopkin as their new manager, the morning after they confirmed the departure of former boss Michael Collins.The Bantams fired Collins on Monday night after a poor start to the campaign, and Hopkin was in position just 12 hours later on Tuesday morning. 2 The 48-year-old has signed a two-year deal with the League One club.Hopkin, who had a brief spell as a player at Valley Parade, has been out of work since leaving Scottish club Livingston in the summer.He told the club’s official website: “I am absolutely delighted to be joining the Bantams and cannot wait to get started.“This is a huge opportunity for me. We have a talented squad and I am looking forward to working with the players and staff.“The club is ambitious and so am I. Although my time as a player here was cut short by injury, I enjoyed my stay and took away some great memories.“Our supporters are extremely passionate and I want to give them a team and performances they can be proud of.”center_img Chairman Edin Rahic added: “We are very pleased to welcome David to the club.“David received a great deal of admiration for his success in Scotland, with Livingston.“He is very passionate about our club and is excited to be in charge.”Hopkin becomes Bradford’s fourth manager in this calendar year, following on from Stuart McCall, Simon Grayson and Collins. 2last_img read more

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Showtime is now for Cal Poly volleyball

first_imgRandom thoughts for a Tuesday morning, wondering whatever happen to Lawrence Dixon, whose 100-yard time of 10.30 in 1985 for Eisenhower High School, stands as the Citrus Belt League record. There’s a certain buzz about Thursday’s movie detailing the first sub-four minute mile by Roger Bannister. Perhaps ESPN should consider Steve Scott as the subject next time. Scott, a graduate of Upland High School, arguably is this country’s best miler, ever. His 3:47.69, run in Oslo, Norway, in 1982, stands as the national record. That was a memorable run against John Walker of New Zealand and Great Britain’s Sebastian Cole that just missed the world’s record. Scott, a three-time Olympian and six-time national champion now the cross country and track coach at UC San Marcos, has run the mile under four minutes more than any other human being. He has 136 such runs to his credit. AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MOREThe top 10 theme park moments of 2019 Of course the story would center on a young student determined to be a baseball player, only to be talked upon to the track by the high school coach. We can all thank the late Bob Loney for spotting Scott’s great talent. … Only in Southern California: There will be two high school football games Friday with Smudge Pot implications: Bonita vs. San Dimas, in the original Smudge Pot contest; and Redlands and Redlands East Valley. In each case, the game is becoming an endangered species. Bonita and San Dimas are in the same district, as are Redlands and REV. Both Redlands and REV are in the same city. Those kind of rivalries are hard to come by these day. There are few one- or two-high districts any more and two high schools in one town is almost a thing of the past. … In 1994, Pat Johnson was a freshman at the University of Oregon out of Redlands and Jerome Perryman of San Bernardino was a sophomore. Johnson, a 5-foot-10, 160 wide receiver, and Perryman, a 6-3, 230-pound defensive end were part of the team that advanced to the 1995 Rose Bowl by winning the Pac-10 Conference championship. center_img Johnson, Perryman and their teammates, which included Michael Amendariz, then a freshman out of Rancho Cucamonga will be inducted into the Oregon Hall of Fame on Oct. 14 in Eugene and be feted the next day in a home game against Washington. … Jeff Strycula, current assistant football coach at A.B. Miller, takes exception to our comment about a running clock in the 70-0 win by Long Beach Poly at Fontana in 2001. “No sir, there was no running clock,” Strycula said about the game in his first year as Fontana head coach. “Herschel Dennis and Mercedes Lewis were still playing late into the game. They didn’t call off the dogs until there were four minutes left in the game. “We didn’t ask and didn’t get a running clock.” … A high-profile Inland Valley sports figure recently spent more than $60 in an effort to save not only $14 but avert an international crisis. On a weekend excursion to a neighboring country, our hero attended to circumvent the high price of gasoline in the United States by filling up just short of the border. However, the said station did not accept his credit card, a fact known only after the tank was full. Rather than create a situation and in an effort to avoid being called an ugly American, he left a deposit with the attendant: sporting equipment worth several hundred dollars for the $60 gas bill. The following day, our hero braved a thunderstorm to return and collect his belongings. We take it our hero was either a math or economic major in college, but a masterful politician. … Tough loss for San Bernardino Valley College head coach Pat Meech and his Wolverines. A win over Grossmont would been put the map on the program and might have turned the corner in the battle to keep recruits at home. High school graduates are looking for places to play where they believe they have the best chance to succeed in getting more looks and perhaps a scholarship. Meech and his staff are just thisclose to reaching that level. … Nobody asked, but we like St. Louis to win the World Series, beating Houston in the NLCS before taking care of the White Sox, who will put the Yankees back on the bus. … Bizarre call in Friday night’s game at Newton T. Bass Stadium in Apple Valley between Colony and Granite Hills. D.J. Sheldon of host Granite Hills was flagged for unsportsmanlike conduct and his team penalized 15 yards. The infraction? A pink rubber bracelet for cancer awareness. It was a tribute by Sheldon to his grandmother, who succumbed to the disease over the summer. Perhaps this is one time the enforcement of the uniform rule was a bit much. It was a personal tribute, a small one that went unnoticed for a half, if not earlier games. Louis Brewster is Sports Editor for The Sun. His column appears on Tuesday. He can be reached at (909) 386-3935or louis.brewster 160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. 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