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Harvard honored by Cambridge NAACP

first_imgThe Cambridge NAACP honored Harvard University at the 2017 Annual MLK Breakfast for its leadership in efforts to promote educational and social equality.Receiving the award for the University, Thomas Lucey of Harvard Public Affairs and Communications (HPAC), said, “I am honored to accept this on behalf of so many of my colleagues at Harvard University who are dedicated to this endeavor. Members of the Harvard community are passionate about addressing inequality in many aspects of life for local residents; from helping all public school students achieve academic excellence, to enabling the creation and preservation of affordable housing, to working to ensure a greener, healthier future for all residents, to our extensive community partnerships with local non-profit social service agencies that enhance the quality of life for so many in this great city – Harvard’s commitment to its host communities is making a difference for Cambridge residents.”More than 250 people attended the annual gathering at St. Paul A.M.E. Church in Cambridge. Leaders from the NAACP spoke, as did Cambridge Mayor Denise Simmons and U.S. Representative Joseph P. Kennedy III.Lucey has been at Harvard since 2003. He and his colleagues in HPAC collaborate with government and community leaders to advance mutually beneficial public policy objectives and improve the welfare of both Harvard and its host communities.last_img read more

Strong U.S. world team could match Rio success

first_imgBy Gene CherrySACRAMENTO, California (Reuters) – A world-class group of jumpers, shot putters and women’s hurdlers should have American athletes heading to the podium often at August’s world championships in London.Double Olympic triple jump champion Christian Taylor and fellow Rio gold medallists Ryan Crouser, Dalilah Muhammad and Tianna Bartoletta, plus hurdles world record holder Keni Harrison and Aries Merritt, all qualified at the cutthroat U.S. championships that concluded on Sunday.“It looks entirely possible that Team USA could match its impressive Rio (Olympic) tally in August,” international athletics expert Mel Watman told Reuters.The Americans won 13 gold medals in Rio after underperforming at the last world championships in Beijing two years ago with just six.One-two punches in the triple jump, men’s and women’s shot put, women’s long jump and women’s 400 metres hurdles plus strong showings in the relays could all produce gold for the U.S. in London, Watman said.But the Americans, who love their sprints, will likely face major roadblocks in the men’s events even though they have the year’s fastest at 100 metres (Christian Coleman, 9.82 seconds) and 400 (Fred Kerley, 43.70).World record holders Usain Bolt, who is retiring after the London 100, and Wayde van Niekerk of South Africa in the 400 will be the fans’ favourites.Olympic silver medallist Justin Gatlin, winner of the U.S. 100 over Coleman, also should be a contender in the London race as he faces Bolt for the last time.Rio medallist Tori Bowie highlights the U.S. women’s sprints, but must again face Jamaican double Olympic champion Elaine Thompson in the 100.The U.S. should gain medals in many of the same events where they made the podium in Rio, with 22 of the 29 individual medallists qualifying for London.Defending triple jump champion Taylor and Olympic silver medallist Will Claye again rank 1 and 2 in the world with Crouser and Olympic runner-up Joe Kovacs sharing similar honours in the men’s shot put.Taylor is approaching Jonathan Edwards’ triple jump world record, and Crouser delivered the longest shot put in 14 years at 22.65 metres on Sunday.Bartoletta and Olympic silver medallist Brittney Reese, who has the top jump in the world this season, will be tough to defeat in the women’s long jump with Raven Saunders and Danie Bunch the best two women’s shot putters of 2017. They will be joined by Olympic gold medallist Michelle Carter.No event was more impressive in Sacramento than the women’s 400 metres hurdles, though, with Olympic gold medallist Muhammad leading three women under 53 seconds for the first time ever in the same race.All three could claim medals in London.Watman, the co-editor of Athletics International, also was impressed by Olympic bronze medallist Sam Kendricks, who provided the first six metres pole vault of the outdoor season and the U.S. 4×400 metres relay’s chances.“In Sacramento four men ran 44.50 or quicker in the 400m final didn’t include vastly experienced LaShawn Merritt who has a wild card,” he said.Rio Olympic pole vault silver medallist Sandi Morris also could be in the mix for medals, Watman saidWorld 400 metres champion Allyson Felix also is moving into contention after working on her speed in the 100 and 200 at Sacramento.Gold medallists Matthew Centrowitz (1,500m) and Kerron Clement (400m hurdles) also qualified.last_img read more

Lakers rediscover fun, beat Wizards for 1st back-to-back wins since January

first_img Newsroom GuidelinesNews TipsContact UsReport an Error Continuing a strong run in the post, McGee had 20 points and 15 rebounds along with four blocked shots. He’s had a double-double with at least four blocks for three straight games, all at Staples Center.Coach Luke Walton said he didn’t have an answer for why McGee, Caldwell-Pope and other veterans have suddenly become uncorked now that the Lakers can’t mathematically compete for a playoff spot. But the low-stakes nature of the recent games might have something to do with it.“I think we’re playing free,” Caldwell-Pope said. “Nothing on our minds but basketball.”The Lakers couldn’t stop Bradley Beal, Washington’s remaining All-Star, who in one third-quarter segment had 17 straight points on his way to a game-high 32. But he was the only Wizard who couldn’t be stopped: The next leading scorer was Jabari Parker (18 points), and only one other Washington player scored in double figures.The Lakers finished with 64 points in the paint, 31 fast-break points and 37 assists on their 48 field goals, shooting nearly 54 percent. Stephenson, who missed much of the last month with a sprained toe, had seven points, five assists and 10 rebounds to go with his colorful celebrations.The Lakers closed out early enough to get court time for Scott Machado, the 10-day contract player who scored his first basket of the season with the Lakers. The team won despite Josh Hart, Reggie Bullock, Tyson Chandler and Mike Muscala all missing the game with injury, in addition to Lonzo Ball and Brandon Ingram.For Stephenson, it was just his second game back from a toe sprain that has sidelined him for much of the month. The toe is still hurting – Stephenson registered it at “75 percent” healthy. But with just eight games left, he wanted to get in on the action while he still could.“I just want to get out there, man,” he said. “I’m tired of sitting out, watching. Just trying to get out there and help my teammates. Just have fun.” It was the first time the Lakers had won consecutive games since Jan. 15 and 17 – before LeBron James came back from injury. They had lost 20 of 27 and plummeted out of the playoff race since.But even James, who admitted he’s faced “difficult” days since the Lakers fell out of contention, had to crack a smile when thinking about Stephenson’s show-up of Green, his former teammate.“Only Lance, I guess, would make a play like that on our team,” he said.James did plenty, but he didn’t have to do too much in likely his one game of the Lakers’ back-to-back: The 34-year-old had 23 points, 14 assists and seven rebounds, playing a cool 34 minutes. That last number was most refreshing to the Lakers, who are likely to rest him for their Wednesday trip to Salt Lake City.For the second time in his last four games, Kentavious Caldwell-Pope played the role of leading scorer. The free agent-to-be had 29 points, going 6 for 12 from 3-point range.Related Articles AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MOREUCLA alum Kenny Clark signs four-year contract extension with PackersThat highlight was a Renaissance-level composition of everything that’s been missing about the Lakers for nearly a month: Joy. Fun. Competitive spirit. Trail Blazers beat Grizzlies in play-in, earn first-round series with the Lakers Trail Blazers, Grizzlies advance to NBA play-in game; Suns, Spurs see playoff dreams dashed How athletes protesting the national anthem has evolved over 17 years PreviousThe Lakers’ LeBron James with former teammate Jeff Green after the Lakers defeated Green’s Wizards 124-106 on Tuesday night at Staples Center. (Photo by Yong Teck Lim/Getty Images)The Lakers’ LeBron James, right, grabs a rebound in front of the Wizards’ Bradley Beal during the first half of Tuesday’s game at Staples Center. (AP Photo/Jae C. Hong)LOS ANGELES, CALIFORNIA – MARCH 26: Lance Stephenson #6 of the Los Angeles Lakers shoots the ball against Jeff Green #32 of the Washington Wizards during the first half at Staples Center on March 26, 2019 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Yong Teck Lim/Getty Images) SoundThe gallery will resume insecondsThe Lakers bench reacts after Lance Stephenson pulled an ankle breaker on the Washington Wizards’ Jeff Green during the first quarter of Tuesday’s game at Staples Center. (AP Photo/Jae C. Hong)LOS ANGELES, CALIFORNIA – MARCH 26: Bradley Beal #3 of the Washington Wizards drives to the basket against Johnathan Williams #19 of the Los Angeles Lakers during the first half at Staples Center on March 26, 2019 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Yong Teck Lim/Getty Images)LOS ANGELES, CALIFORNIA – MARCH 26: Jordan McRae #52 of the Washington Wizards shoots the ball against Rajon Rondo #9 of the Los Angeles Lakers during the first half at Staples Center on March 26, 2019 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Yong Teck Lim/Getty Images)Los Angeles Lakers’ Kyle Kuzma, top, is fouled by Washington Wizards’ Bobby Portis during the first half of an NBA basketball game, Tuesday, March 26, 2019, in Los Angeles. (AP Photo/Jae C. Hong)LOS ANGELES, CALIFORNIA – MARCH 26: Bobby Portis #5 of the Washington Wizards drives to the basket against JaVale McGee #7 of the Los Angeles Lakers during the first half at Staples Center on March 26, 2019 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Yong Teck Lim/Getty Images)Los Angeles Lakers’ Kentavious Caldwell-Pope puts up a shot during the first half of an NBA basketball game against the Washington Wizards, Tuesday, March 26, 2019, in Los Angeles. (AP Photo/Jae C. Hong)LOS ANGELES, CALIFORNIA – MARCH 26: Jordan McRae #52 of the Washington Wizards and Moritz Wagner #15 of the Los Angeles Lakers compete for a loose ball during the first half at Staples Center on March 26, 2019 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Yong Teck Lim/Getty Images)LOS ANGELES, CALIFORNIA – MARCH 26: Jordan McRae #52 of the Washington Wizards and Moritz Wagner #15 of the Los Angeles Lakers compete for a loose ball during the first half at Staples Center on March 26, 2019 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Yong Teck Lim/Getty Images)LOS ANGELES, CALIFORNIA – MARCH 26: Jeff Green #32 of the Washington Wizards shoots the ball against Kentavious Caldwell-Pope #1 of the Los Angeles Lakers during the first half at Staples Center on March 26, 2019 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Yong Teck Lim/Getty Images)Los Angeles Lakers’ LeBron James, left, passes the ball under pressure by Washington Wizards’ Jabari Parker during the first half of an NBA basketball game, Tuesday, March 26, 2019, in Los Angeles. (AP Photo/Jae C. Hong)LOS ANGELES, CALIFORNIA – MARCH 26: Chasson Randle #9 of the Washington Wizards drives against Alex Caruso #4 and Lance Stephenson #6 of the Los Angeles Lakers during the first half at Staples Center on March 26, 2019 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Yong Teck Lim/Getty Images)Los Angeles Lakers’ Kentavious Caldwell-Pope, left, grabs a pass under defense by Washington Wizards’ Bradley Beal during the first half of an NBA basketball game, Tuesday, March 26, 2019, in Los Angeles. (AP Photo/Jae C. Hong)LOS ANGELES, CALIFORNIA – MARCH 26: Jabari Parker #12 of the Washington Wizards shoots the ball against Johnathan Williams #19 of the Los Angeles Lakers during the first half at Staples Center on March 26, 2019 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Yong Teck Lim/Getty Images)Los Angeles Lakers’ Kentavious Caldwell-Pope descends after making a dunk during the first half of an NBA basketball game against the Washington Wizards, Tuesday, March 26, 2019, in Los Angeles. (AP Photo/Jae C. Hong)The Wizards’ Bradley Beal, left, drives to the basket in front of Lakers cente JaVale McGee during the first half of Tuesday’s game at Staples Center. (Photo by Yong Teck Lim/Getty Images)Los Angeles Lakers’ LeBron James, center, goes up for a dunk as Washington Wizards’ Jabari Parker, bottom left, and Tomas Satoransky look on during the first half of an NBA basketball game, Tuesday, March 26, 2019, in Los Angeles. (AP Photo/Jae C. Hong)Washington Wizards’ Bradley Beal, left, goes up for a basket past Los Angeles Lakers’ JaVale McGee during the second half of an NBA basketball game, Tuesday, March 26, 2019, in Los Angeles. The Lakers won 124-106. (AP Photo/Jae C. Hong)Los Angeles Lakers’ JaVale McGee goes up for a dunk during the first half of an NBA basketball game against the Washington Wizards, Tuesday, March 26, 2019, in Los Angeles. (AP Photo/Jae C. Hong)Washington Wizards’ Bradley Beal, center right, gets his shot blocked by Los Angeles Lakers’ Johnathan Williams during the second half of an NBA basketball game, Tuesday, March 26, 2019, in Los Angeles. The Lakers won 124-106. (AP Photo/Jae C. Hong)Los Angeles Lakers’ Moritz Wagner, left, is defended by Washington Wizards’ Jabari Parker during the first half of an NBA basketball game, Tuesday, March 26, 2019, in Los Angeles. (AP Photo/Jae C. Hong)Los Angeles Lakers’ Rajon Rondo, right, grabs a rebound against Washington Wizards’ Troy Brown Jr. during the second half of an NBA basketball game, Tuesday, March 26, 2019, in Los Angeles. The Lakers won 124-106. (AP Photo/Jae C. Hong)Washington Wizards’ Jabari Parker, left, and Los Angeles Lakers’ JaVale McGee fight for a loose ball during the second half of an NBA basketball game, Tuesday, March 26, 2019, in Los Angeles. The Lakers won 124-106. (AP Photo/Jae C. Hong)Los Angeles Lakers’ LeBron James goes up for a dunk during the first half of an NBA basketball game against the Washington Wizards, Tuesday, March 26, 2019, in Los Angeles. (AP Photo/Jae C. Hong)Washington Wizards’ Jabari Parker, second from right, dribbles the ball under pressure by Los Angeles Lakers’ Rajon Rondo, left, Alex Caruso, second from left, and Moritz Wagner during the second half of an NBA basketball game, Tuesday, March 26, 2019, in Los Angeles. The Lakers won 124-106. (AP Photo/Jae C. Hong)Los Angeles Lakers’ LeBron James, left, talks to Lonzo Ball on the bench during the second half of an NBA basketball game against the Washington Wizards, Tuesday, March 26, 2019, in Los Angeles. The Lakers won 124-106. (AP Photo/Jae C. Hong)Los Angeles Lakers’ LeBron James stands in front of head coach Luke Walton during the second half of an NBA basketball game against the Washington Wizards, Tuesday, March 26, 2019, in Los Angeles. The Lakers won 124-106. (AP Photo/Jae C. Hong)Los Angeles Lakers’ LeBron James shoots during warmups before an NBA basketball game against the Washington Wizards, Tuesday, March 26, 2019, in Los Angeles. (AP Photo/Jae C. Hong)JaVale McGee, Kyle Kuzma, LeBron James and the rest of the Lakers’ bench react after teammate Lance Stephenson made a shot over the Wizards’ fallen Jeff Green during the first quarter of Tuesday’s game at Staples Center. (Photo by Yong Teck Lim/Getty Images)LOS ANGELES, CALIFORNIA – MARCH 26: LeBron James #23 of the Los Angeles Lakers shoots the ball against Jeff Green #32 of the Washington Wizards during the second half at Staples Center on March 26, 2019 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Yong Teck Lim/Getty Images)LOS ANGELES, CALIFORNIA – MARCH 26: Scott Machado #10 of the Los Angeles Lakers shoots the ball against Jabari Parker #12 of the Washington Wizards during the second half at Staples Center on March 26, 2019 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Yong Teck Lim/Getty Images)LOS ANGELES, CALIFORNIA – MARCH 26: Scott Machado #10 of the Los Angeles Lakers drives to the basket against Troy Brown Jr. #6 and Thomas Bryant #13 of the Washington Wizards during the second half at Staples Center on March 26, 2019 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Yong Teck Lim/Getty Images)LOS ANGELES, CALIFORNIA – MARCH 26: LeBron James #23 of the Los Angeles Lakers drives against Bobby Portis #5 of the Washington Wizards during the second half at Staples Center on March 26, 2019 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Yong Teck Lim/Getty Images)LOS ANGELES, CALIFORNIA – MARCH 26: LeBron James #23 of the Los Angeles Lakers drives against Bobby Portis #5 of the Washington Wizards during the second half at Staples Center on March 26, 2019 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Yong Teck Lim/Getty Images)LOS ANGELES, CALIFORNIA – MARCH 26: Lance Stephenson #6 of the Los Angeles Lakers shoots the ball against Jeff Green #32 of the Washington Wizards during the second half at Staples Center on March 26, 2019 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Yong Teck Lim/Getty Images)LOS ANGELES, CALIFORNIA – MARCH 26: LeBron James #23 of the Los Angeles Lakers drives against Bobby Portis #5 of the Washington Wizards during the second half at Staples Center on March 26, 2019 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Yong Teck Lim/Getty Images)LOS ANGELES, CALIFORNIA – MARCH 26: LeBron James #23 of the Los Angeles Lakers drives against Bobby Portis #5 of the Washington Wizards during the second half at Staples Center on March 26, 2019 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Yong Teck Lim/Getty Images)LOS ANGELES, CALIFORNIA – MARCH 26: LeBron James #23 of the Los Angeles Lakers shoots the ball against Bobby Portis #5 of the Washington Wizards during the second half at Staples Center on March 26, 2019 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Yong Teck Lim/Getty Images)LOS ANGELES, CALIFORNIA – MARCH 26: LeBron James #23 of the Los Angeles Lakers shoots the ball against Bobby Portis #5 of the Washington Wizards during the second half at Staples Center on March 26, 2019 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Yong Teck Lim/Getty Images)LOS ANGELES, CALIFORNIA – MARCH 26: Kentavious Caldwell-Pope #1 of the Los Angeles Lakers drives to the basket against Bradley Beal #3 of the Washington Wizards during the second half at Staples Center on March 26, 2019 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Yong Teck Lim/Getty Images)LOS ANGELES, CALIFORNIA – MARCH 26: LeBron James #23 of the Los Angeles Lakers drives against Tomas Satoransky #31 of the Washington Wizards during the second half at Staples Center on March 26, 2019 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Yong Teck Lim/Getty Images)LOS ANGELES, CALIFORNIA – MARCH 26: Bradley Beal #3 of the Washington Wizards speaks with Kentavious Caldwell-Pope #1 of the Los Angeles Lakers during the second half at Staples Center on March 26, 2019 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Yong Teck Lim/Getty Images)LOS ANGELES, CALIFORNIA – MARCH 26: Moritz Wagner #15 of the Los Angeles Lakers shoots the ball against Tomas Satoransky #31 of the Washington Wizards during the second half at Staples Center on March 26, 2019 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Yong Teck Lim/Getty Images)LOS ANGELES, CALIFORNIA – MARCH 26: LeBron James #23 of the Los Angeles Lakers looks for a pass against Jabari Parker #12 of the Washington Wizards during the second half at Staples Center on March 26, 2019 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Yong Teck Lim/Getty Images)LOS ANGELES, CALIFORNIA – MARCH 26: LeBron James #23 speaks with Los Angeles Lakers head coach Luke Walton during the second half of the game against the Washington Wizards at Staples Center on March 26, 2019 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Yong Teck Lim/Getty Images)LOS ANGELES, CALIFORNIA – MARCH 26: Bradley Beal #3 of the Washington Wizards drives to the basket against JaVale McGee #7 of the Los Angeles Lakers during the second half at Staples Center on March 26, 2019 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Yong Teck Lim/Getty Images)LOS ANGELES, CALIFORNIA – MARCH 26: JaVale McGee #7 of the Los Angeles Lakers dunks the ball against Bradley Beal #3 of the Washington Wizards during the second half at Staples Center on March 26, 2019 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Yong Teck Lim/Getty Images)LOS ANGELES, CALIFORNIA – MARCH 26: Bradley Beal #3 of the Washington Wizards is fouled on a shot attempt by Johnathan Williams #19 of the Los Angeles Lakers during the second half at Staples Center on March 26, 2019 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Yong Teck Lim/Getty Images)LOS ANGELES, CALIFORNIA – MARCH 26: Rajon Rondo #9 of the Los Angeles Lakers drives to the basket against the Washington Wizards during the second half at Staples Center on March 26, 2019 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Yong Teck Lim/Getty Images)LOS ANGELES, CALIFORNIA – MARCH 26: Lance Stephenson #6 of the Los Angeles Lakers reacts after being called for an offensive foul against the Washington Wizards in the second half at Staples Center on March 26, 2019 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Yong Teck Lim/Getty Images)LOS ANGELES, CALIFORNIA – MARCH 26: Scott Brooks of the Washington Wizards gestures during the second half of the game against the Los Angeles Lakers at Staples Center on March 26, 2019 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Yong Teck Lim/Getty Images)LOS ANGELES, CALIFORNIA – MARCH 26: Bradley Beal #3 of the Washington Wizards drives against Kentavious Caldwell-Pope #1 of the Los Angeles Lakers during the first half at Staples Center on March 26, 2019 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Yong Teck Lim/Getty Images)LOS ANGELES, CALIFORNIA – MARCH 26: Bradley Beal #3 of the Washington Wizards drives against Kentavious Caldwell-Pope #1 of the Los Angeles Lakers during the first half at Staples Center on March 26, 2019 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Yong Teck Lim/Getty Images)LOS ANGELES, CALIFORNIA – MARCH 26: Bradley Beal #3 of the Washington Wizards drives to the basket against Johnathan Williams #19 of the Los Angeles Lakers during the first half at Staples Center on March 26, 2019 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Yong Teck Lim/Getty Images)LOS ANGELES, CALIFORNIA – MARCH 26: Tomas Satoransky #31 of the Washington Wizards drives against Kyle Kuzma #0 of the Los Angeles Lakers during the first half at Staples Center on March 26, 2019 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Yong Teck Lim/Getty Images)LOS ANGELES, CALIFORNIA – MARCH 26: Tomas Satoransky #31 of the Washington Wizards shoots the ball against JaVale McGee #7 of the Los Angeles Lakers during the first half at Staples Center on March 26, 2019 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Yong Teck Lim/Getty Images)LOS ANGELES, CALIFORNIA – MARCH 26: JaVale McGee #7 of the Los Angeles Lakers blocks a shot attempt by Troy Brown Jr. #6 of the Washington Wizards during the first half at Staples Center on March 26, 2019 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Yong Teck Lim/Getty Images)LOS ANGELES, CALIFORNIA – MARCH 26: Trevor Ariza #1 of the Washington Wizards shoots the ball against LeBron James #23 of the Los Angeles Lakers during the first half at Staples Center on March 26, 2019 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Yong Teck Lim/Getty Images)LOS ANGELES, CALIFORNIA – MARCH 26: Tomas Satoransky #31 of the Washington Wizards drives against Kyle Kuzma #0 and JaVale McGee #7 of the Los Angeles Lakers during the first half at Staples Center on March 26, 2019 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Yong Teck Lim/Getty Images)LOS ANGELES, CALIFORNIA – MARCH 26: Jeff Green #32 of the Washington Wizards fights for the ball against Alex Caruso #4 and JaVale McGee #7 of the Los Angeles Lakers during the first half at Staples Center on March 26, 2019 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Yong Teck Lim/Getty Images)The Lakers’ LeBron James with former teammate Jeff Green after the Lakers defeated Green’s Wizards 124-106 on Tuesday night at Staples Center. (Photo by Yong Teck Lim/Getty Images)The Lakers’ LeBron James, right, grabs a rebound in front of the Wizards’ Bradley Beal during the first half of Tuesday’s game at Staples Center. (AP Photo/Jae C. Hong)NextShow Caption1 of 62The Lakers’ LeBron James, right, grabs a rebound in front of the Wizards’ Bradley Beal during the first half of Tuesday’s game at Staples Center. (AP Photo/Jae C. Hong)ExpandLOS ANGELES — There’s no need for conspiracy theories.During the first-quarter sequence when Lance Stephenson furiously dribbled against Jeff Green, the video evidence clearly showed that Stephenson stepped on Green’s foot, causing him to stumble backward. When Stephenson nailed the ensuing 20-foot jumper, Staples Center erupted – blissfully unaware of the errant step.“It was just a little tap,” Stephenson said later, making a face. “I ain’t gonna bail him out on that.”But to miss the rest of the scene is to miss the moment: JaVale McGee running out to midcourt and covering his mouth in shock. Scott Machado gleefully dancing by the baseline. Rajon Rondo lying prostrate on the court, as if struck dead the instant he saw Stephenson do a shoulder shimmy after the jumper. Lakers practice early hoping to answer all questions It was too little, too late for the playoff push, but those elements emerged in a 124-106 victory over the Wizards on Tuesday night – an evening when the Lakers (33-41) felt connected for the first time in a long time. Stephenson’s air guitar helped set the soundtrack. Lakers, Clippers schedules set for first round of NBA playoffs last_img read more

talkSPORT host loses it as Spurs star scores stunner in World Cup semi-final

first_imgEngland made the dream start to their World Cup semi-final against Croatia when Kieran Trippier curled home an outstanding free-kick just minutes into the match.The thousands of Three Lions fans inside the Luzhniki Stadium celebrated wildly, but none of them went as mad as talkSPORT’s very own Jason Cundy. The Sports Bar presenter was watching the match at talkSPORT Towers ahead of his show, which follows our live commentary of the game.And he absolutely lost it when Tottenham defender Trippier’s strike hit the back of the Croatian net. We can only imagine his reaction if England reach the final! YESSSSSSS! 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿@JasonCundy05 absolutely loses it over Kieran Trippier’s goal 😂😂#ENGCRO | #TSWorldCup pic.twitter.com/Q9AfISsGHt— talkSPORT (@talkSPORT) July 11, 2018 1 England celebrate Kieran Trippier’s stunning goal against Croatia last_img read more

Warner Dams Up Free Music Stream, But Pandora Will Flow [Update]

first_img9 Books That Make Perfect Gifts for Industry Ex… Tags:#music#news#web 4 Keys to a Kid-Safe App The BBC reports this morning that record label Warner Music has announced it will no longer license its music to free streaming sites like Last.fm, Spotify or Pandora.The news comes on the heels of an announcement yesterday by Warner Music that digital revenue, at $184 million, accounts for 20% of total revenue.The BBC quotes Warner chief executive Edgar Bronfman Jr as saying that “free streaming services are clearly not net positive for the industry and as far as Warner Music is concerned will not be licensed. In January, we wrote about a report by analyst firm Forrester that predicted that music industry revenues would continue their slide before evening out in 2013, with digital music sales taking up most of the slack.“On a constant-currency basis, digital revenue grew 4% sequentially and was up 5% from the prior-year quarter,” reads yesterday’s report from Warner.The BBC doesn’t say when or how this will affect the average person, but when our favorite artists start disappearing from streaming music sites, we’ll surely notice.Update:We got in touch with Tom Conrad, the CTO of Pandora, who had this to say regarding the effect this would have on the company. He writes:This all started with Edgar Bronfman’s comment on the Warner conference call where he was addressing free on-demand services such as Spotify that are directly licensed. Pandora operates under a different licensing structure and won’t be impacted by Warner’s apparent decision with respect to free, on-demand services. 5 Outdoor Activities for Beating Office Burnoutcenter_img mike melanson Related Posts 12 Unique Gifts for the Hard-to-Shop-for People…last_img read more

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Paul Graham Steps Down as President of Y Combinator

first_img Opinions expressed by Entrepreneur contributors are their own. 2 min read Y Combinator, the prestigious seed accelerator that has spawned an impressive list of big-name tech companies (Dropbox, Reddit, Airbnb and Weebly, to name just a few) is getting a new president.Paul Graham, who co-founded the accelerator, announced in a blog post that he is passing the reins to Sam Altman, a current Y Combinator partner.In the post, Graham directly addressed his decision to step down. “YC needs to grow, and I’m not the best person to grow it,” he wrote. “Sam is what YC needs at this stage in its evolution.”Related: At Startup Accelerators, Expect the UnexpectedAltman was one of the founders in the first batch of startups the accelerator funded back in 2005. (He co-founded the location-based social networking mobile application Loopt). In his post, Graham claimed he has been trying to recruit Altman for the job since 2012.”He’s one of those rare people who manage to be both fearsomely effective and yet fundamentally benevolent — which, though few realize it, is an essential quality in early stage investing,” he wrote. “Sam is one of the smartest people I know, and understands startups better than perhaps anyone I know, including myself.  He’s the one I go to when I want a second opinion about a hard problem.”Graham said he will continue to work with the accelerator as an advisor, and expects Y Combinator to continue to grow: “There will be a lot more startups in 10 years than there are now, and if YC is going to fund them, we’ll have to grow proportionally bigger.”Related: Calling All Dreamers: Disney Is Launching a Startup Accelerator Program Free Webinar | Sept 5: Tips and Tools for Making Progress Toward Important Goals Attend this free webinar and learn how you can maximize efficiency while getting the most critical things done right. February 21, 2014 Register Now »last_img read more