Grand Bay set to host the 2012 Sensay Festival

first_img 42 Views   2 comments Share LocalNews Grand Bay set to host the 2012 Sensay Festival by: – January 19, 2012 Share Sharing is caring!center_img Share Tweet Chairman of the Grand Bay Village Council Hilarian HenryAs activities continue to unfold for the 2012 carnival season, organizers in Grand Bay are reporting that plans are set to host the 2012 sensay festival in the southern community next month.President of the Grand Bay Village Council, Hilarian Henry says the carnival committee in Grand Bay has partnered with the local Village Council to host ‘Mas on the Boulevard from February 5th to 19th, 2012.Grand Bay is known to be the ‘cultural capital of Dominica’, something that the Granbarians say they will continue to maintain.Henry told the Dominica Festivals Committee’s weekly press conference on Wednesday that ‘Mas on the Boulevard’ will meet several objectives.“It is an event geared towards the marketing of our community as it relates to the sustainable development of tourism, culture and traditional Mas, whilst promoting peace and unity among residents and neighboring communities. It will also be an avenue for local artistes to showcase their talents and create or improve opportunities for themselves. It will also give vendors especially unemployed women and opportunity for income generation to provide for their families and to ensure the preservation of our traditional mas”. Sensay costumes have grown to become part of the carnival celebrations both in the city and other communities across the island.A sensay is defined as a costume of West African origin made of frayed rope and other fibrous material such as pounded leaves of the agave, ‘langue beff’ (Furcraea tuberosa) that grows mainly on the coast. The material is tied around the body in layers so that it cascades from the head to the feet. A mask is usually worn on the face and cow horns form the headpiece. Sensay costumes are also made of strips of paper, cloth, frayed plastic sacks and dry banana leaves ‘pai fig’. They are similar to costumes used in West African tribal ceremonies. The word comes from the Twi language, senseh, which is a type of fowl with curled or ruffled feathers. The costume is named after its resemblance to the fowl, which also has special spiritual properties among the Twi people.Mr Henry said that patrons can expect to see several types of sensays at the festival next month.“We are very happy this year that we will be hosting the sensay festival. Sensay basically is one of the elements in the carnival celebration which basically came from the West African country. It is what the Africans called the ‘great spirit’; the incarnation of the great spirit into the band. At the festival, we will have various forms of sensays; to include bebel sensays, crockus bag sensays, cloth sensays with different colors and pye fig sensays”. Mas on the Boulevard will begin with a parade from the Community Hall through Lalay and down to the Boulevard on February 5th, 2012.The sensay festival is carded for February 8th on the Boulevard from 7:00pm followed by a band splash featuring a number of local bands like Midnight Groovers, Kalinago sensays and Bwa Bwa on February 12th, 2012.The events will culminate with an Awards Ceremony on February 19th, 2012, where a number of local calypsonians will grace the stage.Dominica Vibes Newslast_img read more

I have good memories of the Premier League – Balotelli

first_img “[The coaches that improved me the most are Roberto] Mancini, because he took me in when I was young and crazy,” he said. “The other one is Lucien Favre.” Balotelli also put together a line-up of players he believes to be the best ever in their respective positions. “Pirlo guarantees you 10 goals a year, Yaya can do it all,” the striker said. “That’s a good team I think, although I left you [Henry] out, I left Cristiano [Ronaldo] out.” Henry subsequently spoke to Kevin-Prince Boateng and the 33-year-old picked out the three best players he has played with in his career. “People are going to kill me for this, but there are three [players who stand out as the best I’ve played with in my career],” Boateng said to Henry. “The best I played with is [Lionel] Messi, okay? It’s different playing against him and seeing him in training, what he can do. read also:Balotelli opens talks over two-year Galatasaray switch “Then [Zlatan] Ibrahimovic, he’s on another level, he can play alone. Then [Andrea] Pirlo. “But if there’s one player who, in every game you play he can win the game for you, it’s Messi.” FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmail分享 Former Manchester City and Liverpool striker, Mario Balotelli, insists that he ‘only has good memories of the Premier League’, which he describes as ‘the best’ league in the world. Brescia striker Mario Balotelli  The Italian center-forward scored 20 goals in England’s top flight for City, winning the Premier League with them in 2012 after an FA Cup triumph the year before. However, his time at Liverpool after a short spell with AC Milan was much less successful, with Balotelli managing a solitary goal in 16 league outings. Despite this, the striker says he remembers his time in England fondly, and hailed the strength of the competition. “I only have good memories of the Premier League,” Balotelli said to Arsenal legend and Montreal Impact head coach Thierry Henry on social media. “The Premier League is the best. The French league is physical too, though.” Balotelli has long held a reputation for his antics off the field as much as on them, but the 29-year-old defended his actions as a younger man. “I always say I was crazy, but I wasn’t even crazy, I was just young,” Balotelli continued. “I was always respectful, but when you’re 16 or 17 you want to do things that 16 or 17 year olds do – going out to clubs, you know. “But when you are a footballer there is an expectation of you.” And the striker praised the two coaches that helped him progress the most, particularly his compatriot at City. Promoted ContentCan Playing Too Many Video Games Hurt Your Body?7 Facts About Black Holes That Will Blow Your Mind7 Universities In The World Where Education Costs Too Much5 Of The World’s Most Unique Theme ParksBest & Worst Celebrity Endorsed Games Ever MadePlaying Games For Hours Can Do This To Your Body6 Extreme Facts About HurricanesThe 10 Best Secondary Education Systems In The WorldWhy Do So Many Digital Assistants Have Feminine Names & Voices?10 Awesome 2019 Movies You Probably MissedThe Very Last Bitcoin Will Be Mined Around 2140. Read MoreYou’ve Only Seen Such Colorful Hairdos In A Handful Of Animecenter_img Loading… last_img read more

Football coach dies spending lockdown on computer games

first_img Loading… A fit and healthy young football coach has died of deep vein thrombosis after spending hours during the coronavirus lockdown playing computer games. Centre Parcs worker Louis O’Neill, 24, was furloughed in March and took to gaming with friends to while away the boredom. His grieving father Stanley Greening, 56, warned other families of the dangers of youngsters being cooped up in their bedrooms without being active. On social media Mr Greening wrote: ‘On 3rd June something so awful happened, the worst imaginable thing to happen to such a young man and the worst imaginable thing to happen to a parent. My son, my dear Louis, has gone. Young football coach Louis O’Neill and father Stanley Greening ‘Not from the evil virus, but because of it. His young life, barely begun still trying to find his feet, just torn away. The devastation .. after seeing my dear boy go like that I am in a living hell. ‘This damn lockdown. After being furloughed he took to his gaming world to escape. Caught up in a virtual world he became less active, so easily done. ‘Hours fly by when absorbed by the screen. I have done it countless times myself. But no-one I mean no, ever in a million years would have predicted a blood clot. And just like that, it ripped my son away and I died inside along with him. ’24 years old. Who is warning youngsters? Who is warning anyone of any age? No one. So I am . My son will live on, I shall continue to spread this warning in his name.’ Mr Greening, from Harlington, Bedfordshire, said: ‘This terrible thing was preventable had he or we known such risks. In an interview with BBC Three Counties Radio, Stanley, who works as an artist, said: ‘He was furloughed within a week of the lockdown. He was quite jolly and said ‘I am going to enjoy a bit of this.’ Read AlsoVictim of Covid-19: Atalanta midfielder Rinaldi dies at 19 ‘Louis has always enjoyed his games. He was chatting to his friends and I think he found some comfort in that. ‘Hours would go by. I couldn’t say how long he was on the computer. There were times when I would get up in the morning and go down stairs for breakfast and he would be up and I would realise he had been up all night.center_img FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmail分享 last_img read more

Adebayor wins it for Spurs

first_imgEmmanuel Adebayor gave Tottenham’s top-four hopes a timely shot in the arm as Tim Sherwood’s side rode a first-half storm to beat Everton. That, though, was all Spurs had to shout about in the opening 20 minutes as the visitors continued to pour forward. Lloris, unaware the offside flag had been raised, produced another wonderful save to stop Kevin Mirallas converting a Leighton Baines cross, before the Spurs goalkeeper swept up after confusion at the back and Coleman had a tame effort saved. Tottenham were struggling in all areas and had few moments of respite, although they came close to grabbing an undeserved lead as a low Danny Rose cross just evaded Adebayor. It was a rare threatening moment from a side devoid of attacking ideas and sloppy at the back, epitomised by the ease with which Mirallas slalomed through on goal before firing over. It was the last moment of note before half-time, from which the hosts returned with renewed intensity. A powerful Adebayor header, though, was all Spurs had to show for their improved performance, leading to the introduction of Townsend. Laid low with a hamstring complaint for seven weeks, the flying winter replaced Eriksen after 59 minutes in a bid to add a new dimension to the Spurs attack. Townsend had barely had time to settle into proceedings when Spurs caught Everton napping to break the deadlock through Adebayor’s astute finish. The relief inside White Hart Lane was palpable, especially as a timely Michael Dawson block denied Everton minutes earlier. Spurs were now looking composed, though, and Adebayor flashed a strike over as they looked to put the game out of reach. Everton were not giving up and continued to press, with Lloris called into action to thwart a deflected Aiden McGeady cross. The onslaught continued and they had a strong stoppage-time penalty appeal waved away after substitute Capoue brought down Coleman as Spurs held out for the win – the ideal send-off for Jermain Defoe, who came on with six minutes remaining for his final league appearance at White Hart Lane before joining Toronto. Head coach Sherwood spoke of the importance of improving their home form ahead of the match, but was left visibly frustrated as only wayward finishing and inspired goalkeeping from Hugo Lloris kept the score level at half-time. Andros Townsend was brought on for his first appearance since December 18 in a bid to eke out a goal, which was set up by another England international. Kyle Walker sent a quick free-kick into the path of Adebayor, who showed impressive skill and strength to control the ball before firing past Tim Howard. Roberto Martinez’s side pushed on in search of a leveller and looked to have a strong penalty claim when substitute Etienne Capoue caught Seamus Coleman in stoppage time, but Tottenham got lucky to secure a win that sees them usurp the visitors in fifth. Few would have expected a home win after the way Everton flew out of the blocks, with Leon Osman coming close four times inside the opening eight minutes. The midfielder sent a warning shot across the bows with a curling strike shortly after kick-off and followed it up with a fine half-volley, which was destined for the net until a superb one-handed save by Lloris. The England man headed over from the resulting corner and continued to prove a nuisance, although he wasted the easiest effort of the lot by firing straight at Lloris after neat work by the returning Steven Naismith. Sherwood was understandably agitated by Spurs’ sloppy start, with a Mousa Dembele half-chance all they had to show for their endeavours until Christian Eriksen’s long-range free-kick dipped onto the roof of Howard’s goal. Fourth-placed Liverpool heaped on the pressure with their 5-1 mauling of Arsenal on Saturday, making the second of this weekend’s battles between north London and Merseyside even more important. Spurs appeared to be buckling under the pressure in the first half, but returned strongly after the break to secure a 1-0 win thanks to Adebayor’s low strike. Press Associationlast_img read more

Johnny Grave cautiously realistic about 2020 CPL

first_img…..believes tournament is important to helping W.I retaining World T20 titleBy Rawle ToneyCricket West Indies (CWI) Chief Executive Officer, Johnny Grave, believes that this year’s staging of the Caribbean Premier League (CPL) is unrealistic, but, stressed that unlike any other time, the Caribbean’s most lucrative sporting event, forms part of an important pillar for the West Indies in their quest for a third ICC T20 World Cup title.Reports had stated that the CPL organizers are hoping that the tournament can still take place as scheduled in September, as plans are being developed to stage it behind closed doors, without overseas players, or in a ‘social-distancing stadium’.With the Caribbean in lockdown and attempts to stop the spread of COVID-19, CPL organizers are being optimistic that fixtures could be among the first staged globally, though chief operations officer Pete Russell confirmed the league would try to avoid a clash with a postponed IPL season.“I don’t know how realistic it is, but, I certainly can say that I’m in regular contact with the England and Wales Cricket Board and they will do everything they can do to protect as much as their English Summer as they can,” Grave revealed when asked for his opinion on the possibilities of the CPL happening.Johnny Grave – Cricket West Indies CEOGrave gave some insight into the ECB’s new ‘cash cow’, relating that “they’re entering a new Broadcast relationship with SkySports, which is worth (reportedly) up to 300M Pounds for this summer alone, so clearly the ECB is going to do everything they can to get that tournament going; if that means playing behind closed doors, if means chartering planes to fly players in, or playing under reserved conditions – everyone in the world of cricket is exploring every option and the CPL is doing exactly the same.”With the West Indies being two-time winners and defending ICC T20 World Cup champions, Grave stressed that “If the world Cup can go ahead of schedule in Australia, in whatever circumstances, then clearly from the Cricket West Indies point of view as defending champions, it’s hugely important for us and our players, who may not have played as much T20 cricket as they perhaps may have expected too; to get some cricket being played and get some preparations.”“It’s important also for our selectors also to look at the players and select a group of cricketers; not just the best on paper, but also those in the best form. So (the CPL) is really important and we really hope that the CPL can happen in some way, shape-or-form and I think all the players are reminded that we’re in a very difficult position and I think the fans will need to understand,” Grave said.In a recent interview with ESPNcricinfo, Chief Operations Officer of the CPL, Pete Russell said he hoped that staging the tournament as planned could be “a sign that the Caribbean is open for business again” once the worst effects of the pandemic have passed.Russell believes that it’s good that the Caribbean was on locked down early, which prevented the virus from spreading as quickly as it did in North America and Europe.He added that the CPL will only play if it’s safe to do so, but admitted that they have been approached by a lot of the countries who are anxious to be part of probably the Caribbean’s largest sporting event.Russell said that while the CPL would not try to compete for eyeballs with the most lucrative T20 league in the world, he hoped that the IPL could “figure out their own window”.If the tournament does go ahead as planned, it is possible that no overseas players will be involved due to health concerns and restrictions on international travel.The CPL’s organizers are also drawing up plans to hold games while maintaining social distancing within a stadium, a situation which would involve all players staying in the same hotels and the tournament being held at one or two venues instead of the planned six.The picture may become clearer next week, following an ICC meeting via videoconference in which board CEOs will discuss contingency plans, and Russell has been in regular contact with WICB chief executive Johnny Grave to work out how West Indies’ fixtures might affect the competition’s staging.last_img read more

Hard work pays off for Hogan

first_imgThe crunching sound of pads on pads never sounded so sweet. Wisconsin special teamer and backup linebacker Casey Hogan, after an injury-riddled few seasons, has finally been able to step onto the field and remain there. “Not being out there and wanting to be out there so much was my main hunger,” the fifth-year senior Hogan said about the 2006 season. “[It] really motivated to get back out there.”Following a 2005 season that was marred by leg injuries, Hogan was primed to assume a larger role for the Badgers in 2006. But he suffered a broken leg in a summer softball league game, and his promising shot at seeing the field ended in an instant. “To have it happen three days before you’re about to go play the game you love (the start of fall camp) is a real disappointment to me,” Hogan said.Coming off a season that offered so much but resulted in so little, Hogan has been able to solidify a role on special teams, recording seven tackles in six games. Not once during the recovery process did Hogan allow his series of injuries stop him from putting in the extra effort to get back into football shape for the 2007 season — his last year of eligibility. “I may be a little bit slower because of my leg,” Hogan said. “But I knew it was my last season, so I really wanted to be in good shape. I put in all the time and effort [in the off season] with my conditioning and watched films to get ready mentally and physically.”“Coming through all of his injuries just shows a test of his character and his will,” backup cornerback and fellow special teamer Ben Strickland added. Having to work hard to earn his spot on the team is nothing new for Hogan, who came in from Middleton High School as a raw wide receiver and defensive back. “When I was recruited to come in, I was a little undersized for my height,” said Hogan. The UW coaching staff thought if Hogan got a little more meat on his bones, he’d be best fit to play linebacker. Lucky enough for Hogan, he did add onto his wiry frame and made the position switch prior to his sophomore year. Now that Hogan has been able to remain on the field for an extended period of time, he and teammates Jaevery McFadden and fellow fifth-year senior Strickland have found a home as the unsung contributors on special teams. Return man David Gilreath may break big runs, but it is players like Hogan helping to set up the blocks upfield. “Casey has been a guy who has proven himself on special teams,” Strickland said. “He came out big in the Penn State game, and even when we were down continued to smack guys around. He just goes to show that he’s here to play, and a lot of guys recognize that.” Plus, as a fifth-year senior, Hogan has the knowledge and experience to fully understand the game and appreciate each moment, especially since injuries have minimized his playing time.“That’s why we play football,” said Hogan. “It’s a fun game for us.”But this fun and energy isn’t limited to game time, as “each moment” applies to practice as well.“I’m a firm believer in what you do in practice you do in the game,” McFadden said. “We try and get hyped. Play with emotion, have fun and play the game how we know how to play it.”As an underclassman, McFadden has found himself listening to the advice of the upperclassmen on the team, including Hogan.“Casey and I are very close friends; we talk a lot,” McFadden said. “As far as linebackers, we try and look out for each other’s back. He tells me what I did wrong and how to fix it.”On the field, Hogan is able to take his skills as a leader and show what he has to offer the Badgers’ special teams.While his collegiate career is quickly coming to an end, Hogan plans to stay in football or move to some other sport after he graduates ?last_img read more

Former LA mayor discusses race in politics

first_imgVillaraigosa said some of the policies he championed were not as popular then as they are now. He said from the beginning that he was against the death penalty and in support of immigration. He said he focused much of his career on creating more opportunities for the Latinx and African American communities. Villaraigosa said when he ran for California State Assembly in 1994, he was labeled as a progressive politician before the word became prominent in politics.  “People see themselves in the candidates … I would vote for the individual that looks like myself,” Charco said. “Most of the voters have not familiarized [themselves] with the candidates and will vote with the familiarities of their last name.” To conclude the conversation, an audience member commented on Villaraigosa and Madrid’s opposing views on current issues, especially since both represent different political parties. Madrid said that although he and Villaraigosa’s positions on political issues differ, they still care equally for their community. Madrid started the conversation by introducing some of Villaraigosa’s accomplishments.  “Villaraigosa started his career and professional life in public service as a community organizer,” Madrid said. “As [someone who has] marched for farm workers and social justice issues … working with the Los Angeles teaching union and served as the President of the Southern California Chapter of the American Civil Liberties Union …  [his] fights have always been on behalf of working men and women, people of color and voices [that] have been marginalized.” Villaraigosa, who recently lost his bid for the California governor’s seat, said it was “disconcerting” that the votes in 2018 were separated by race. Villaraigosa said the majority of white voters cast their ballot for Gov. Gavin Newsom, the majority of Asian voters for candidate John Chung and the Latinx and African American voters for Villaraigosa.  Villaraigosa described himself as a politician who is not just a representative of the Latinx community, but a representative of the community as a whole. He said during his mayoral campaign he was especially frustrated with the media solely identifying him as a Latino. The event was part of the Center’s “Political Conversations” series where prominent political commentators and politicians  to speak about current political issues.  “I was never a Latino Speaker [of the California Assembly], I was a Speaker for everyone,” Villaraigosa said. “In a city as diverse as LA, I needed to be a leader for everyone.” India McTaggart, a junior majoring in philosophy and journalism, said she enjoyed seeing two prominent political figures overcome their differences to discuss political issues.  Villaraigosa discussed presidential candidate Beto O’Rourke and commented on his Spanish-speaking ability, saying that overall, he was not insulted by O’Rourke’s use of a Latin-sounding first name despite  not being Hispanic.  Villaraigosa, who served as mayor from 2005 to 2013, was the first Mexican American to serve in this position in over 130 years. As mayor, he focused on transportation, crime reduction, infrastructure, sustainability and education reform.  Not all audience members agreed with Villaraigosa’s view on voting by race. Ana Charco, a sophomore majoring in law, history and culture, said that it was natural for voters to vote for candidate they most identify with during elections.  “I think it was a lovely, hopeful discussion between them,” McTaggart said. “[Villaraigosa’s] political views represent what we should be striving for in both parties: unity, equality, inclusion, democratic values.” “We share a lot of common beliefs about the poor or the need to help our fellow man, we just had different ways of approaching those solutions,” Madrid said. “What it comes down to is I never questioned where his heart was or what his goals were.” “Good for [him] … he’s representing a community in the south of Texas, many of whom are Spanish-speaking, and [he] found it important enough, out of respect for that community, to learn Spanish,” Villaraigosa said. “I’ve heard it said that I was a progressive before the word became popular … [I was] championing issues like [banning] assault weapons in the ‘90s [and] the [broken] criminal justice system,” Villaraigosa said. “[It] disproportionately impacted blacks, Latinos and poor people.”  The Center for the Political Future hosted a conversation Tuesday with former Los Angeles Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa. Center fellow Mike Madrid and Villaraigosa discussed race in politics and the platforms of current presidential candidates.  “I was born here, my mother was born here, my grandpa got here 100 years ago,” Villaraigosa said. “So why [did the media] keep describing me in that way?” Andres Casanova/Daily Trojan Villaraigosa said questions regarding his Hispanic background had a positive effect on the Latinx community. He said he was often asked how he could get elected with only the Latinx vote. He combatted these stereotypes by reminding the community that his heritage did not only have Latino roots. last_img read more

Black Stars held in Maputo in drab encounter

first_imgThe second was no different in key measures from the first. The lack of a goal after 90 minutes of play meant the four goals in the first were sights to appreciate.Two Africa Cup of Nations qualifying games in the space of four intercepted by flight trips was going to have some effect on players as it did as Mozambique and Ghana played out a goalless draw in Maputo on Sunday afternoon.The first fixture has no zeal but produced four goals with Ghana taking all three points at the Accra Stadium with a 3-1 victory.In Maputo, Mozambique showed why they had no win or draw in Group H prior to them hosting the Black Stars of Ghana for the first time.Abel Xavier’s men controlled possession in the early stages but proved no threat to their visitors who had come into the game with high morale after cruising to a confortable victory last Thursday.Ghana gradually grew into the game after taking their time to study Mozambique’s approach to the game.The Black Stars however could not produce to potency in front of goal as they showed at the Accra Sports Stadium with Avram Grant’s men fluffing their chances in Maputo. Ebenezer Assifuah, a player who was given his Black Stars debut in the game against Mozambique was the likeliest to score but missed his chances in awe relative to his prolific goal scoring abilities.The game provided no real threat with the second half showing the fatigue on the part of the players.Both sides missed a few chances but the game was far from an entertaining one.At the end of 90 minutes of football, Mozambique 0-0 Ghana.The draw puts Ghana in a comfortable position in making it to the 2017 Africa Cup of Nations. Mozambique also earned their first point in the stalemate as they lie rock bottom of Group H in the qualifiers.  –Follow Joy Sports on Twitter: @JoySportsGH. Our hashtag is #JoySportslast_img read more

As Clippers’ turnovers mount, so does concern

first_imgLOS ANGELES — The Clippers are much – much – too giving for coach Doc Rivers’ liking.Their 15.8 giveaways per game are so bountiful, in fact, that only three teams are averaging more this season: the Miami Heat (16 per game), Cleveland Cavaliers (16.4) and Atlanta Hawks (16.7).And in four choppy games in 2020, the Clippers’ turnover average is trending further upward, at 16.5 per game.“That’s a big concern,” Rivers said Friday, after his team defeated Golden State 109-100 despite committing 19 turnovers, including 17 in the first three quarters. “It is hard to win a game when you don’t give your offense a chance to get a shot. We shot 49 percent but there are 19 times that we never got a shot at the basket. That is a lot of points that go out the window for you.” For Lakers’ LeBron James, Jacob Blake’s shooting is bigger issue than a big Game 4 victory Patrick Beverley, the Clippers’ de facto playmaker, echoed those thoughts, saying he and his teammates were looking for one another too often.“I think today it was actually being too passive,” said Beverley, who led the team with nine assists to go with just three turnovers. “We tried to make the extra pass too much today. But it happens in the game of basketball, especially when you have a team that’s like this – unselfish.”Rivers might dispute that notion next time the team sits for a video session: “I am going to say we had very few advance passes tonight. Seemed like everybody who pushed it up, kept it,” the coach said.“Of course,” Beverley added, “like anything else, we’re gonna watch the film and we’re gonna get better.”Related Articles Clippers’ Paul George: ‘If I make shots, this series could be a little different’ Game 4 photos: Luka Doncic, Mavs shock Clippers in overtime What the Clippers are saying the day after Luka Doncic’s game-winner tied series, 2-2 center_img Clippers hope they can play to their capabilities, quell Mavericks’ momentum Those 19 turnovers turned into just 12 Golden State points, but L.A. might not be so fortunate against a team better than 9-31.So what gives?Rivers again mentioned he thinks it’s the result of his team lacking an experienced point guard: “You knew, not having the one facilitator, that that (excess turnovers) may be the case.”Lou Williams said despite the Clippers’ long four-day layoff entering Friday’s game, rust wasn’t the issue. Rather, he said, all the turnovers were a sign of the team’s slowly developing chemistry.“There’s turnovers where you’re just playing sloppy, you’re not playing at a high level,” Williams said. “And sometimes it’s guys trying to make the right play instead of making the simple one.” Kawhi Leonard managed, as only he can, to shrug it off while expressing urgency.“We had four days off, sometimes it happens like that,” said Leonard, before looking to Sunday’s game in Denver (5 p.m., Fox Sports Prime Ticket), where the Nuggets are 15-4.“We’ll see about it next game, see if we’ll turn over the ball. We’ll be on the road, so we (need) to take care of it.”That “we’ll see” sentiment is emblematic of the Clippers’ current state of affairs, partly because all their personnel fluctuations. Sixteen starting lineups and 76 combined games missed on account of injuries have them still figuring things out almost three months into the season.Asked whether January’s lack of cohesion could foretell trouble, Williams didn’t try to play fortune teller: “We’ll see,” he said. “That’s the ‘if’ game; we’ll see.”CLIPPERS at NUGGETSWhen: 5 p.m. SundayWhere: Pepsi Center, DenverTV: Fox Sports Prime Ticket Newsroom GuidelinesNews TipsContact UsReport an Errorlast_img read more

4 great calls that the Dodgers’ Vin Scully hit out of the park

first_imgVin Scully is the big hit today. The legendary L.A. Dodgers announcer will see a stretch of Elysian Park Avenue between Sunset Boulevard and Stadium Way officially renamed “Vin Scully Avenue.” Scully began broadcasting Dodgers games in 1950. That was when the team still played in Brooklyn. He has said this season will be his last behind the microphone.Here are four memorable Scully calls: • “She is gone!” Kirk Gibson’s homerun in the bottom of the ninth inning of the 1988 World Series against the Oakland A’s.• “If you have a sombrero…” Fernando Valenzuela’s no-hitter against the St. Luis Cardinals in 1990.• “Swung on and missed! A perfect game!” Sandy Koufax’s Perfect Game in 1965• “Unbelievable!” Dodgers come from behind to beat the San Diego Padres on four homeruns in 2006. Newsroom GuidelinesNews TipsContact UsReport an Errorlast_img read more