UI disavows #PapuanLivesMatter discussion organized by student body

first_imgIn UI’s statement dated June 6, university spokesperson Amelita Lusia said BEM UI had organized the discussion “without proper preparation and consideration”.She claimed the discussion featured “inappropriate speakers” and did not have a “strong enough” scientific foundation to be called a proper academic discussion.Read also: Speakers in ‘#PapuanLivesMatter’ discussion hit by spam calls, Zoombombed in live eventUI’s statement drew criticism on social media, with many saying that the state university — widely considered the best in the country — was bowing to political pressures and had failed to stand up for academic freedom. “If by ‘inappropriate speaker’ you’re referring to me, you should mention my name so that people won’t assume that it’s directed to the Papuan speakers in the discussion,” Veronica wrote on her Twitter account on Sunday. “No one knows more about Papua than the Papuans themselves.”Tunduk di bawah tekanan silakan, tapi jangan sakiti perasaan masyarakat Papua.Kalau “pembicara yang tidak layak” itu maksudnya saya, sebut nama saya, supaya tidak disangka sebagai narsum 2 orang Papua lain.Tidak ada yang lebih ahli tentang Papua selain orang Papua itu sendiri https://t.co/YJfdnyOT0x— Veronica Koman (@VeronicaKoman) June 7, 2020Last year, the East Java Police named Veronica a suspect for allegedly violating four different laws, including the 2008 Electronic Information and Transactions (ITE) Law, through her tweets about a racial abuse incident against Papuan students in Surabaya, East Java, and the antiracism protests that ensued.Veronica’s Indonesian passport has since been revoked and she is currently residing in Australia in exile.Several UI students and alumni also condemned the statement.“I’ve never been so embarrassed about being an UI student,” wrote Twitter user @Jasmineusfr.I’ve never been so embarassed being an UI student pic.twitter.com/3jIxjEd82N— Jasmine Umi Safira (@Jasmineusfr) June 7, 2020“It seems like the academic standard has been put in the same position as ‘abiding by the law in Indonesia’. So, if it was not in line with the law, then it would be less academic,” academic Lailatul Fitriyah wrote on her Twitter account.Soal surat dr univ yg mengecam kegiatan diskusi akademik itu: Baca suratnya, sepertinya standar akademik disejajarkan/malah disamakan dg ‘mematuhi ketentuan hukum di Indonesia’. Jadi kalo dianggap tdk mematuhi ketentuan negara, unsur akademiknya berkurang/malah hilang…— Laily Fitry (@MahameruLee) June 7, 2020“In fact, there should be only two pillars in academic standards: truth and benefits for humanity.”The death of George Floyd, an African-American man who died while being arrested in the United States, and the ensuing global outcry have sparked renewed public discourse about racism against Papuans in Indonesia. Topics : Former Papuan prisoner Sayang Mandabayan, Papuan human rights lawyer Gustaf Kawer, and Amnesty International Australia and Indonesian human rights lawyer Veronica Koman were invited as speakers for the discussion. “The country should not be afraid to have a discussion with Papuans. Ask us, listen to us,” Sayang said. “I am proud to be a Papuan woman who was prosecuted for defending my dignity.”Veronica also urged university students to stand in solidarity with the seven Papuan activists.“If not, they [the authorities] will come for you,” she said. “Next time, if you hold a student demonstration, they might say that you’re committing treason.” The University of Indonesia (UI) has issued a statement disavowing a public discussion held by the university’s Student Executive Body (BEM UI) about racism against Papuans in the legal system, saying that the discussion did not “reflect the views and attitudes of UI as an institution”.Held on Saturday and titled #PapuanLivesMatter: Racism in the Legal System in Papua, the discussion largely revolved around the prosecution of seven Papuan activists charged with treason for their involvement in antiracism protests in Jayapura, Papua, in August 2019. Last week, prosecutors at the Balikpapan district court in East Kalimantan demanded five to 17 years’ imprisonment for the defendants. The defendants’ legal team and human rights groups have criticized the trial and claim the seven Papuans are being persecuted for their political activism.last_img read more

Flipped colonial cottage with a twist

first_imgTimber accents help warm the colour palette.He said the alliance had worked out for the best and he would definitely like to tackle another project with his father.“Dad’s got more experience in some areas, but we’ve both got different areas where we are strong which makes us a strong team,” Mr Scuderi said.“He’s good at inside, I’m good at outside.” Inside used to be lemon yellow. More from newsParks and wildlife the new lust-haves post coronavirus13 hours agoNoosa’s best beachfront penthouse is about to hit the market13 hours agoHow about that yellow and brown combination?Mr Scuderi said some of his earliest memories were working with his father, including being on building sites when he was just four years old. The house has more of a neutral colour palette. The same theme continues through the master bedroom.The property is now barely recognisable, transformed from a tired home to a contemporary Queensland abode.The exterior is light grey with a dark grey fence and garage, and the facade is accented by a yellow front door — perhaps a nod to the home’s previous interior.center_img The exterior of the home at 10 Stafford St, Paddington, now.Father and son duo Charlie and Adrian Scuderi both work in the construction industry and took on the renovation of the 10 Stafford St house as a passion project.“We’ve got our own separate businesses, and Dad has done developing in the past,” Mr Scuderi said.“He’s always wanted to join forces with his sons, so this time it was me and Dad.“It has worked out well.” What 10 Stafford St, Paddington, used to look like.It is difficult to believe just a few years ago this Paddington house was white with a faded red roof.It was a pyramid-roofed colonial home, which had seen better days, with lemon yellow interior walls juxtaposed with brown doors and skirting boards. A pool runs down the side of the house.Inside is ultra modern, with a combination of a monochrome colour palette, warmed by timber floorboards and benches.The house has dual-living capabilities, with six bedrooms, four bathrooms and two kitchens.Upstairs is an entertainment deck with an outdoor kitchen, and downstairs is an inground pool.The property is listed with Tim Douglas of Place Paddington.Video Player is loading.Play VideoPlayNext playlist itemMuteCurrent Time 0:00/Duration 0:51Loaded: 0%Stream Type LIVESeek to live, currently playing liveLIVERemaining Time -0:51 Playback Rate1xChaptersChaptersDescriptionsdescriptions off, selectedCaptionscaptions settings, opens captions settings dialogcaptions off, selectedQuality Levels720p720pHD576p576p432p432p270p270pAutoA, selectedAudio Tracken (Main), selectedFullscreenThis is a modal window.Beginning of dialog window. Escape will cancel and close the window.TextColorWhiteBlackRedGreenBlueYellowMagentaCyanTransparencyOpaqueSemi-TransparentBackgroundColorBlackWhiteRedGreenBlueYellowMagentaCyanTransparencyOpaqueSemi-TransparentTransparentWindowColorBlackWhiteRedGreenBlueYellowMagentaCyanTransparencyTransparentSemi-TransparentOpaqueFont Size50%75%100%125%150%175%200%300%400%Text Edge StyleNoneRaisedDepressedUniformDropshadowFont FamilyProportional Sans-SerifMonospace Sans-SerifProportional SerifMonospace SerifCasualScriptSmall CapsReset restore all settings to the default valuesDoneClose Modal DialogEnd of dialog window.This is a modal window. This modal can be closed by pressing the Escape key or activating the close button.Close Modal DialogThis is a modal window. This modal can be closed by pressing the Escape key or activating the close button.PlayMuteCurrent Time 0:00/Duration 0:00Loaded: 0%Stream Type LIVESeek to live, currently playing liveLIVERemaining Time -0:00 Playback Rate1xFullscreenStarting your hunt for a dream home00:51last_img read more

Croatian midfielder Ljuban Crepulja handed trial by Celtic

first_imgCeltic manager Ronny Deila has taken Croatian midfielder Ljuban Crepulja on trial as he looks to strengthen his squad – which could still have a place for Anthony Stokes. Press Association The 27-year-old only made two appearances for Celtic this season before joining Hibs until the end of the campaign, but Deila hopes he comes back fighting for his place next season. “I hope he scores a lot of goals, does well, and he comes back to us in confident and good shape,” the Norwegian said. “There is always a way back into the team. It’s about sacrifice and making the changes you have to do. That’s for every player. “If you don’t change then no team will take you because there is always someone who wants to get better and sacrifice everything, then your time is up. “But with Stokesy, everyone knows his potential and it’s just getting things right now. He has the opportunity to play and I’m happy for him, and I hope he comes back in the best shape he can be.” Inverness were among several teams to have enquired about Stokes but Deila revealed his destination – with Rangers’ Championship title rivals – was down to the player. “If he does well he will makes Hibs better and that’s what Hibs are hoping for as well,” Deila said. “There is nothing new in that. “Every league and every club, things will happen in January. The best team will go up and we will see who the best team are. “Anthony wanted to go there and that’s very important. If he has motivation to play, and also he feels he has good communication with the manager, and that he is going to be important to the team, then it’s a good start for him. “His goal as well is to come back and be an important player for Celtic. “He loves playing football and he is a brilliant player as well. This is something he wanted and I’m happy for him, and I think it’s going to be a good thing for everyone. The goal is for him to come back and play for Celtic.” Crepulja was given permission by his club to travel to Glasgow on Tuesday. Deila said: “He’s a player that we have watched a little bit and that we want to see more of. He is training with us and we will see during the week what we will do further.” Aston Villa were linked with a £5million move for Johansen but Deila has no plans to sell his fellow Norwegian. “We want to keep every player,” he said. “Things are coming up every day that I haven’t heard about it and no-one at the club has heard about either. Stefan Johansen is staying here, we want to keep him.” Celtic are aiming to build on their 8-1 midweek demolition of Hamilton when they host St Johnstone, and Deila has options after Gary Mackay-Steven impressed on his first Ladbrokes Premiership start since October, while Scott Allan is pushing for his first league start after replacing weekend injury doubt Tom Rogic at half-time. Deila said: “It’s a sign we have a good squad, we train them well and everyone is ready when we give them a chance. “We also had subs coming on making a difference. Everyone has to perform when they get the chance. I was delighted with the performance of the players on Tuesday and that’s the way to get more playing time as well.” Crepulja will train with Celtic for “maybe a week” after the 22-year-old defensive midfielder arrived from Croatian top-flight side Slaven Belupo as Deila looks to add to his recent capture of Denmark defender Erik Sviatchenko, who is not yet ready to make his debut against St Johnstone on Saturday. Deila dismissed the prospect of Stefan Johansen leaving Parkhead while offering Stokes encouragement that he can win his way back into the first-team plans at Celtic once his loan spell with Hibernian ends. last_img read more

Special Olympics Nigeria National Games Begin in Lagos

first_imgA former National Director of SO Nigeria, Mrs Folashade Bolumole, declared the 2018 National Games open.The athletes are taking part in the games of badminton, football, basketball, table tennis, and athletics in the championship with theme ‘Create Inclusive Communities.’According to the Chairman of the Special Olympics Nigeria Board, Victor Osibodu the competition would give the participants a unique opportunity to be part of an inspiring yet impactful experience, adding that they will also have the opportunity to represent the country in next year’s Special Olympics Games in Abu Dhabi.“It is quite amazing for us at Special Olympics Nigeria because this year marks the 50th anniversary of Special Olympics as a global organisation since 1968. “Our unified soccer team will represent Nigeria and Africa at a Unified Soccer Cup holding between July 17th and 21st, 2018 in Chicago,” he said.Share this:FacebookRedditTwitterPrintPinterestEmailWhatsAppSkypeLinkedInTumblrPocketTelegram Two hundred and twenty-four special athletes from 14 states of the federation are competing in the 2018 Special Olympics National Games which kicked off yesterday at the Teslim Balogun Stadium, Surulere in Lagos.At the opening ceremony which held inside the Molade Okoya-Thomas Indoor Hall, parents and guests were treated to spectacular basketball involving two unified teams.Two athletes selected from each of the four regions and some of the parents present at the event jointly cut the 50th anniversary cake of Special Olympics.last_img read more

For shutdown cornerback Ikegwuonu, gambles pay off

first_imgJEFF SCHORFHEIDE/Herald photoAlthough gambling and football should have little — ifanything — to do with one another, a great cornerback and a great gambler havemore in common than one might believe.Both possess a unique swagger, one that exudes a sense ofconfidence that tiptoes dangerously close to hubris. Both have the uncannyability to remain calm under circumstances that warrant considerable angst.Both understand the double-edged sword of risk taking, which can result ingreat gains and even greater losses. No player exhibits these intangibles morethan University of Wisconsin junior cornerback Jack Ikegwuonu. Even his catchymoniker, “Black Jack,” a nickname that has followed him to Camp Randall fromhis playing days at Madison Memorial High School, draws strong parallelsbetween the cornerback position and gambling.On the field, Ikegwuonu is typically matched up one-on-onewith the opposing team’s top receiver.”Cornerback is a tough position. It is really hard mentallyto play the position because you know that you’re not going to make every playand receivers are going to catch some balls,” Ikegwuonu said. “When you’replaying cornerback and you get beat on a deep ball, everybody knows. But youhave to be able to put it behind you and move to the next play.”Over the course of his career at UW, Ikegwuonu hasestablished himself as one of the most feared cornerbacks in the conference.”I don’t even think he knows how much talent or skill hehas,” freshman cornerback Aaron Henry said. “He plays the game so relaxed andcomfortable.”Nobody has come to appreciate Ikegwuonu’s unique combinationof awareness and athleticism more than defensive coordinator Mike Hankwitz.”He has great speed and size,” Hankwitz said. “He hasexcellent ball skills and he has great coverage ability.”After a 2006 campaign that culminated in an impressivevictory over Arkansas in the Capital One Bowl, Ikegwuonu and the rest of thedefense were eager to pick up where they had left off. However, amid loftypredictions and high personal expectations, the Badger defense looked a shellof their former selves for much of the 2007 season. The unit struggled mightily,and Ikegwuonu’s coverage often resulted in big plays.”Everybody was talking about how good we did last year andhow good our defense was supposed to be,” Ikegwuonu said. “It is easy to getcomplacent when everyone is telling you how good you should be. I thinkeverybody thought that things would just happen and that we didn’t have to goout there and make things happen ourselves.”As the Badgers’ defensive rankings plummeted, so didIkegwuonu’s confidence. The player who once demoralized opposing receivers wasgone along with his usual confident swagger.”I didn’t really know what was happening. It was just a lackof focus,” Ikegwuonu said. “You just have to focus on every play and do thelittle things right, and then you will have success. As soon as I started toreally focus and not get complacent and use my technique, I started turning myseason around.”Against Michigan, Ikegwuonu reminded everyone why he washeralded as one of the nation’s top cornerbacks. As the Wolverines threatenedto snap the Badgers’ winning streak at home, Ikegwuonu came up with a timelyinterception that sealed a win over the conference rivals.”I was just gearing up for the big play after struggling allyear. On a big down like that, you know they were going to try to get the ballto Mario (Manningham), and I was ready for that,” Ikegwuonu said. “I got a goodjam at the line and just trailed him and he broke in the same time I broke in.I looked back and the ball was right there. I just needed something like thatfor my confidence.”Despite recording only one interception over its course,Ikegwuonu’s stellar play in the second half of the season earned him aunanimous first team All-Big Ten selection.”It says a lot about what everybody else feels about yourability as a player,” Ikegwuonu said. “I am definitely grateful andappreciative to all of those who voted me in.”On New Year’s Day, the Badgers will battle the high-octaneoffense of the Tennessee Volunteers in the Outback Bowl. Ikegwuonu will likelycover Tennessee’s offensive dynamo Lucas Taylor, who has five touchdowns tocomplement a 1,000-yard season. Although the Volunteers’ offense has theability to light up the scoreboard at a whim, with Ikegwuonu on the field, allbets are off.last_img read more

School of Social Work creates program for youths

first_imgLos Angeles County and the USC School of Social Work are now offering at-home mental health services for at-risk youth aged 12 to 21. This online mental health service is designed for youth who experience mild to moderate psychiatric symptoms, depression, anxiety disorders, trauma or other mental health concerns.Operated by USC Telehealth and the School of Social Work, this online program will match licensed social workers and Masters of Social Work interns with at-risk youth. These therapy sessions will occur via Citrix, a secure internet platform that operates much like Skype.“The county will identify youth to participate in this project, providing them with virtual mental health services which act as preventative measures to keep them out of the child welfare system,” L.A. County Health Deputy Karla Sayles said. “With this new project, we hope to keep youth who are at risk of entering the foster care system stabilized and with their families.”To gain access to these services, youth can refer themselves to the Department of Children and Family Services or be referred by members of their community who are concerned about their domestic lives. Once an individual is referred, an investigation of the child’s home life is conducted and the department determines if the youth is at-risk. If it is determined that the youth is struggling with mental health issues that his or her family is unable to provide for, the child will be referred to the Department of Mental Health which will then offer services to address the individual’s needs.USC School of Social Work Dean Marilyn Flynn highlighted the importance of serving children in particular.“It makes sense to help people at the earliest stage,” Flynn said. “It is not that older adults are not suffering — they are — but this is very much a prevention measure in the sense that if we provide support, a sense of hope and alternatives to people in their early years, then the benefits and protective factors will last a lifetime.”Flynn also noted that this program offers a way for individuals who feel uncomfortable with traditional in-person therapy sessions or who do not have adequate transportation to receive aid.“People differ a lot in the way they like to receive help. Some people may not want to walk to a clinic or be seen in a waiting room,” Flynn said. “This element of anonymity at-home services offer acts as a form of protection that is especially meaningful to certain individuals.”Flynn also explained that online services give the patient a sense of power and comfort.“People often feel more in control when using telemental health,” Flynn said. “Maybe it is because they can turn off the screen when they want to, or maybe it is because the sessions are occurring in the comfort of their own homes.”Sayles emphasized that by introducing technology to change the way mental health services are offered, a greater number of struggling individuals can receive the assistance they need.“Technology makes this service accessible for people of this generation because youth these days are used to getting answers quickly and engaging with people over social media,” Sayles said. “This program is particularly in line with this generation because it gives individuals access to mental health services when and where they need it.”last_img read more

Soccer looks to come back after first loss

first_imgSenior defender Ally Prisock has been a starter in every game she has played in since her freshman year. (Ling Luo | Daily Trojan)After suffering its first defeat of the season on Sunday to No. 1 Stanford in Palo Alto, the women’s soccer team look to start a new win streak with two home games against Arizona on Thursday and Arizona State on Sunday.Claiming the seventh-best backfield average in the country, the Trojans 9-1-1 have consistently been one of toughest defensive lines in the Pac-12 with notable play from redshirt sophomore goalie Kaylie Collins and senior defender Ally Prisock. USC continues to prove its defensive strength, as Stanford’s goal was the first against the Trojans in 432 minutes and only the 4th goal USC has conceded this season. After a 1-0 overtime win against the Golden Bears last week, head coach Keidane McAlpine stressed the need for the Trojans to play every game at their highest level. “Often time you learn more in losses, so we can learn from this,” McAlpine said. “We played a really, really gritty game, but we have to be able to execute, especially as fatigue sets in.”  The Wildcats tout a 8-2-1 record. Though Arizona is not as stout as Stanford, the Trojans will still need to control the pace and possession as they have been for a majority of games this season.  The last time the Trojans faced the Wildcats, the game went into double overtime with  a game-winning penalty kick putting the Trojans up 1-0. Both teams created multiple scoring opportunities, as USC outshot Arizona 15-8, but their respective impressive defensive fronts are what ultimately sent them into overtime. The Trojans can expect the same level of defensive tenacity from the Wildcats but will also need to watch out for key offensive players like sophomore forward Jada Tally, who has 6 goals and 12 points this season. Not only will the Trojan defense need to hold down its end of the field, but the offensive line will also need to be aggressive, take possession early and seize all scoring opportunities. As for Arizona State, the Sun Devils have a 6-3-1 record and will be coming off of a 2-0 loss to Utah heading into this weekend’s game. Last time the Trojans took on the Sun Devils in Arizona, USC erased a 1-0 Sun Devil lead in the 60th minute to win the game with a final score of 2-1. An aggressive offense, with a successful penalty kick and a highlight worthy goal over the hands of the Sun Devil goalie, combined with a tenacious defense, led to a Sun Devil shutout in the second half.With their loss last weekend, the Sun Devils will work on their offensive prowess, preparing to take on the strong Trojan defense. The Trojans will need to take control of the game early and secure their defensive line against standout Sun Devils like freshman forward Nicole Douglas, who has racked up 6 goals this season.        USC will play the Wildcats on Thursday and the Sun Devils on Sunday at McAlister Field.last_img read more

Jamaican cops collar 13 for praedial larceny breaches

first_imgThe Praedial Larceny Unit of the Jamaica Constabulary Force slapped charges on 13 persons for breaches the Agricultural Produce Act, Offensive Weapons Act, Livestock Control Order and Offences Against the Person Act during an operation in Westmoreland on Saturday, February 4.Police report that they served five butchers summonses for failing to report their intention to slaughter animals. Eight persons were arrested for offences including Assault Occasioning Actual Bodily Harm, Assault at Common Law and Possession of Offensive Weapon. Other farmers Agricultural Produce Receipts were also checked but were found to be in good order.Approximately 100 pounds of oranges were also seized when the vendor selling these produce ran on the approach of the Police. Further investigations are being carried out in relation to this seizure.Head of the Praedial Larceny Unit Deputy Superintendent Kevin Francis, expressed his satisfaction in finding that many farmers were in possession of receipt books and were utilizing them.last_img read more

Dodgers reach season-highs in hits and runs, pound Giants in first game of doubleheader

first_imgAll of that made it easier for Walker Buehler to settle down after an erratic first inning.Buehler needed 34 pitches to navigate the first inning of his second big-league start. He walked one, threw a run-scoring wild pitch and did himself some more harm by missing the bag while covering first on what should have been an inning-ending ground ball.The Giants scored twice in that inning but Buehler stabilized after that to get through five innings. The Giants didn’t get another baserunner past first until Pedro Baez entered the game in the seventh inning. He gave up a three-run home run to Alen Hanson.After his first-inning struggles, Buehler threw first-pitch strikes to the next 12 Giants batters and retired 12 of the 15 batters he faced before coming out of the game after throwing 94 pitches (the most in a game as a professional) in five innings.Yasiel Puig made an outstanding catch to end that first inning and save Buehler from any more damage. But Puig suffered some damage of his own, crashing hard into the brick wall in foul territory. He stayed in long enough to bat in the top of the second but then came out. PreviousSan Francisco Giants’ Pablo Sandoval, right, is greeted by manager Bruce Bochy after pitching against the Los Angeles Dodgers during the ninth inning of a baseball game in San Francisco, Saturday, April 28, 2018. (AP Photo/Jeff Chiu)Los Angeles Dodgers’ Chris Taylor, right, hits a solo home run in front of San Francisco Giants catcher Nick Hundley during the second inning of a baseball game in San Francisco, Saturday, April 28, 2018. (AP Photo/Jeff Chiu)Los Angeles Dodgers pitcher Walker Buehler (21) throws against the San Francisco Giants during the first inning of a baseball game in San Francisco, Saturday, April 28, 2018. (AP Photo/Jeff Chiu) SoundThe gallery will resume insecondsLos Angeles Dodgers’ Chase Utley (26) is congratulated after scoring against the San Francisco Giants during the first inning of a baseball game in San Francisco, Saturday, April 28, 2018. (AP Photo/Jeff Chiu)Los Angeles Dodgers right fielder Yasiel Puig, center, walks off the field with manager Dave Roberts, left, and a trainer after catching San Francisco Giants’ Nick Hundley’s fly ball for an out during the first inning of a baseball game in San Francisco, Saturday, April 28, 2018. (AP Photo/Jeff Chiu)Los Angeles Dodgers’ Chris Taylor (3) is congratulated by manager Dave Roberts, left, after scoring against the San Francisco Giants during the first inning of a baseball game in San Francisco, Saturday, April 28, 2018. (AP Photo/Jeff Chiu)Los Angeles Dodgers right fielder Yasiel Puig (66) walks off the field with manager Dave Roberts, left, and a trainer after catching San Francisco Giants’ Nick Hundley’s fly ball for an out during the first inning of a baseball game in San Francisco, Saturday, April 28, 2018. (AP Photo/Jeff Chiu)Los Angeles Dodgers’ Yasiel Puig reacts after fouling a ball off of his foot against the San Francisco Giants during the second inning of a baseball game in San Francisco, Saturday, April 28, 2018. (AP Photo/Jeff Chiu)Los Angeles Dodgers’ Chase Utley hits an RBI-double against the San Francisco Giants during the sixth inning of a baseball game in San Francisco, Saturday, April 28, 2018. (AP Photo/Jeff Chiu)Los Angeles Dodgers pitcher Walker Buehler throws against the San Francisco Giants during the fourth inning of a baseball game in San Francisco, Saturday, April 28, 2018. (AP Photo/Jeff Chiu)San Francisco Giants’ Alen Hanson (19) is congratulated after hitting a three-run home run against the Los Angeles Dodgers during the seventh inning of a baseball game in San Francisco, Saturday, April 28, 2018. (AP Photo/Jeff Chiu)San Francisco Giants’ Alen Hanson, right, celebrates after hitting a three-run home run against the Los Angeles Dodgers during the seventh inning of a baseball game in San Francisco, Saturday, April 28, 2018. (AP Photo/Jeff Chiu)San Francisco Giants’ Alen Hanson hits a three-run home run against the Los Angeles Dodgers during the seventh inning of a baseball game in San Francisco, Saturday, April 28, 2018. (AP Photo/Jeff Chiu)San Francisco Giants’ Alen Hanson, left, celebrates with Derek Law after hitting a three-run home run against the Los Angeles Dodgers during the seventh inning of a baseball game in San Francisco, Saturday, April 28, 2018. (AP Photo/Jeff Chiu)Los Angeles Dodgers’ Cody Bellinger, right, scores next to San Francisco Giants catcher Nick Hundley during the eighth inning of a baseball game in San Francisco, Saturday, April 28, 2018. (AP Photo/Jeff Chiu)Los Angeles Dodgers’ Matt Kemp, left, and Cody Bellinger celebrate after they scored on a double by Joc Pederson against the San Francisco Giants during the eighth inning of a baseball game in San Francisco, Saturday, April 28, 2018. (AP Photo/Jeff Chiu)San Francisco Giants’ Pablo Sandoval pitches against the San Francisco Giants during the ninth inning of a baseball game in San Francisco, Saturday, April 28, 2018. (AP Photo/Jeff Chiu)San Francisco Giants’ Pablo Sandoval, right, high-fives catcher Nick Hundley (5) after pitching against the Los Angeles Dodgers during the ninth inning of a baseball game in San Francisco, Saturday, April 28, 2018. The Dodgers won 15-6. (AP Photo/Jeff Chiu)San Francisco Giants’ Pablo Sandoval, right, is greeted by manager Bruce Bochy after pitching against the Los Angeles Dodgers during the ninth inning of a baseball game in San Francisco, Saturday, April 28, 2018. (AP Photo/Jeff Chiu)Los Angeles Dodgers’ Chris Taylor, right, hits a solo home run in front of San Francisco Giants catcher Nick Hundley during the second inning of a baseball game in San Francisco, Saturday, April 28, 2018. (AP Photo/Jeff Chiu)NextShow Caption1 of 18Los Angeles Dodgers’ Chris Taylor, right, hits a solo home run in front of San Francisco Giants catcher Nick Hundley during the second inning of a baseball game in San Francisco, Saturday, April 28, 2018. (AP Photo/Jeff Chiu)ExpandSAN FRANCISCO – The Dodgers chased Giants starter Chris Stratton from the game in the second inning, scored eight runs in the first three innings and a season-high for the game as they pounded the San Francisco Giants 15-6 in the first game of a doubleheader Saturday at AT&T Park.The Dodgers finished the game with a season-high 20 hits including nine for extra bases – a solo home run by Chris Taylor in the second inning, back-to-back RBI triples by Cody Bellinger and Joc Pederson later that inning and six doubles (three by Chase Utley).The Giants activated Stratton from the paternity list in order to start Saturday’s afternoon game. The new father needed 45 pitches to get through the first inning, walking four batters. Ten of the 14 batters he faced before Giants manager Bruce Bochy pulled him from the game reached base. Six of them scored.The Dodgers piled on from there. Utley and Pederson each had four-hit games (the first of Pederson’s career). Taylor and Bellinger had three-hit games. Pederson drove in four runs, Bellinger three. Taylor and Utley each scored four times (the first time the Dodgers had two players score four runs each in the same game since 1994). Newsroom GuidelinesNews TipsContact UsReport an Errorlast_img read more

Dirk Nowitzki isn’t closing door on 22nd season with Mavericks

first_imgDirk Nowitzki hasn’t ruled out playing for the Mavericks again next season.The 40-year-old veteran was widely expected to call it an NBA career at the end of the 2018-19 season and has received tributes at numerous road games this year. Marvin Bagley III injury update: Kings rookie’s knee sprain puts ‘cloud over our locker room’ But Nowitzki, a 2011 champion with Dallas who is playing a record 21st NBA season with the team, says a decision has not yet been made.He says he plans to see how his body holds up through the rest of the season before seeing if he can help Mavs youngsters Luka Doncic and Kristaps Porzingis again next season. Related News Thanks Doc and Clippers fans! I will always remember this https://t.co/kzVfbt5S4E— Dirk Nowitzki (@swish41) February 26, 2019″I’ve had some issues, obviously, this year. I had some knee swelling here the last few weeks, actually before the All-Star break, so it’s not all great. But like I said, I am feeling better. I am feeling a little stronger.”I think I’m going to make that decision later on, but I think the future’s bright. I think Luka and KP, if they stay healthy, stay together, they should be a great combo. They should play great off each other.”Both have an incredible skill set for their size, incredible playmaking ability for their size. They should gel well, but we have to see how it goes next year.” “I’d love to be there for the young guys one more year, but I think it depends on how the body feels,” he told reporters after scoring 11 points in Wednesday’s 110-101 win over the Pacers.last_img read more