Percy Allen: Is it time to hit the panic button for Washington's basketball team?
SEATTLE — For the first time since 2002 — when Lorenzo Romar took over — the Washington men’s basketball team has started a season 0-3. The Huskies return home from a dreadful three-games-in-five-days road trip in which they’ve lost by at least 14 points in each outing. UW’s latest setback — a 76-62 defeat at Utah on Thursday — marked a slight improvement for a team that lost by 34 and 15 points respectively in its two previous games. Here are three impressions. ——— The new offense isn’t working. That’s a simple and basic analysis of Washington’s revamped attack, which is supposed to feature a...
The Seattle Times
Ex-Evil Geniuses captains ppd, Fear reuniting in BTS Pro Series
ppd and Fear are not the only stars on this team.
Some of North America’s most credentialed Dota 2 players are set to return to action together in the very near future. Peter “ppd” Dager has announced that he is coming out of retirement for BTS Pro Series Season 4. Joining him are a number of accomplished North American players. The lineup stands as follows: 1. Clinton “Fear” Loomis2. dnm3. David “Moo” Hull4. Jingjun “Sneyking” Wu5. Peter “ppd” Dager Notably, this seemingly marks the end of Moo and Sneyking’s previous team, 4FUN. Under the name Team Zero, the 4FUN roster posted a shock first-place finish at Dota Summit 13 by defeating Quincy ...
CoD: Everything You Need To Know About Challengers Cup #1
This weekend we see the first Call of Duty League event of the Black Ops Cold War season, here’s everything from the schedule and format to players you should be looking out for. Call of Duty: Black Ops Cold War released just over three weeks ago and it's competitive scene has been thriving since. However, we've yet to see any official Call of Duty League events. That is until this weekend, with the first Challengers Cup. Both NA and EU will have their own cup, with $2,000 going to the first place team. Format & BracketThe Call of Duty League Challengers Cups are played exactly like Call of Du...
Bob Brookover: Three departing Phillies employees describe their thrilling rides working for the team they love
PHILADELPHIA — The stories had a number without any names. More than 80 people will be purged from the Phillies’ payroll by the end of the year as the team attempts to financially recover from a season without fans forced by the COVID-19 virus that continues to spread wildly throughout the country. What’s vital to remember is that these are real people losing and leaving their jobs. They are people of all ages and incomes, men and women, some of whom have spent their entire lives working for the organization. We talked to three of them this week and you might be surprised to learn that they ar...
The Philadelphia Inquirer
Trudy Rubin: Biden team should not let Trump empower Taliban in Afghanistan
As President Donald Trump madly denies defeat by video and tweet, while ignoring a raging pandemic, it’s hard to focus on dangers from abroad. But, just as Trump is dumping a COVID-19 disaster into President-elect Joe Biden’s lap, he’s planting mines aimed at shredding Biden’s foreign-policy options, on Iran, Iraq, Afghanistan and elsewhere. One such mine is Trump’s decision to reduce U.S. troops in Afghanistan from 5,000 to 2,500 just before he leaves office, a move strongly opposed by the military and by former Defense Secretary Mark Esper. As usual, Trump’s decision appears driven by politi...
The Philadelphia Inquirer
Baldwin still wants PBA players for Gilas in next Fiba window
Gilas Pilipinas may have been dominant in the November window of the 2021 Fiba Asia Cup Qualifiers, but program director Tab Baldwin said the team can still be improved with the addition of PBA players. Collegiate stars made up the team that traveled to Manama, Bahrain for the November window of the competition and the young nationals came away with two victories to get to the top of Group A with a 3-0 record. Baldwin, however, believes that for the team to continue with their success an influx of tested veterans from the PBA is always needed. “We’re hoping to have the same access to the same ...
Philippines Daily Inquirer
Arab-Israeli medical team in Gaza to assist in Covid-19 response
A team of ten Palestinian doctors who hold Israeli citizenship arrived in the Gaza Strip on Thursday to carry out essential surgery and assist medical teams dealing with the Covid-19 pandemic, Anadolu has reported. The Director General of Pharmacies in the Ministry of Health, Munir Al-Borsh, told the news agency that the doctors include orthopaedic specialists, neurologists, heart surgeons and mental health experts. He pointed out that the team has been visiting Gaza for years to provide medical services, but this is the first visit since the outbreak of the coronavirus in the besieged enclave...
The Middle East Monitor
Bielsa says Diego Llorente fit and available for Leeds selection
Leeds United boss Marcelo Bielsa says Diego Llorente is fit and available for selection. The 27-year-old picked up a groin injury while on international duty with Spain in October, shortly after signing for the club. He then suffered a setback in training and currently has just one appearance as an unused substitute to his name in West Yorkshire. "He's healthy, he's in conditions to play and the ideal thing would be for him to play with the under-23s before he plays with the first team because it's been a while since he's played now," Bielsa told the media ahead of Leeds' trip to Stamford Brid...
Biden says asked Fauci to join his Covid team
Washington (AFP) - US President-elect Joe Biden on Thursday said he had asked the government's top infectious disease specialist Anthony Fauci to remain in his post and join his Covid-19 team after he takes office. "I asked him to stay on in the exact same role he's had for the past several presidents," Biden said in an interview with CNN, referring to the expert who outgoing President Donald Trump had suggested he would fire after the election. "And I asked him to be chief medical adviser for me as well and to be part of the Covid team." Biden also said that on his first day in office he woul...
Jaffna Stallions gallop to 4th consecutive win | Daily FT
Avishka Fernando plays an inside-out shot during his knock of 84 as he guides Jaffna Stallions to a five-wicket win over Galle Gladiators at the Mahinda Rajapaksa International Stadium yesterday By Sa’adi Thawfeeq Jaffna Stallions continued their dream run in the My11Circle Lanka Premier League (LPL) with their fourth successive win of the round robin stage beating a hapless Galle Gladiators team sans their captain Shahid Afridi by five wickets at the Mahinda Rajapaksa International Stadium yesterday. Afridi had to leave for Pakistan yesterday due to a family emergency and his absence did not ...
Daily Financial Times