Lakers’ Kyle Kuzma named to All-Rookie first team; Lonzo Ball makes second team

first_img Newsroom GuidelinesNews TipsContact UsReport an Error Kuzma said Ball has been a regular presence in the weight room after missing 30 games during his rookie season, including the final 10 due to a left knee contusion.Sign up for Home Turf and get 3 exclusive stories every SoCal sports fan must read, sent daily. Subscribe here.“He has been in there pretty much every day I have been in here around this time,” Kuzma said. “You can tell he is taking the weight room a lot more serious and that is going to help him by allowing him to recover faster, and hopefully next year be on the court more because of that weight room.The Lakers’ front-office duo of Magic Johnson and Rob Pelinka challenged Ball during exit interviews that this would be the biggest summer of his life and Walton said for Ball “it’s going to be about getting in the weight room, it’s going to be about getting in the gym every single day.” EL SEGUNDO — When players were asked on Lakers media day to write their season goals on the bottom of a photograph, Kyle Kuzma quickly jotted down the achievement he was chasing: to make the All-Rookie team.On Tuesday, Kuzma officially checked that box when the NBA announced the 27th draft pick was voted to the first team alongside rookies Ben Simmons of the Philadelphia 76ers, Donovan Mitchell of the Utah Jazz, Jayson Tatum of the Boston Celtics and Lauri Markkanen of the Chicago Bulls.“A lot of rookies don’t come into the league and have that type of leeway that Coach (Luke) Walton and his staff really gave me,” Kuzma said Tuesday at the Lakers’ practice facility. “So a lot of it goes to them and of course I am out there doing what I do but to have a leash like that as a rookie definitely helped.”Kuzma received 93 of 100 possible first-team votes from a panel of media members, finishing fourth in voting among all rookies. Second overall pick Lonzo Ball finished seventh in media voting, earning second-team honors.center_img AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MOREUCLA alum Kenny Clark signs four-year contract extension with PackersKuzma tied for the team lead in points per game, averaging 16.1 points to go with 6.3 rebounds while shooting 45 percent from the field. He was named the Western Conference Rookie of the Month for games played in October and November.Since the Lakers ended their season with a 115-100 victory over the Clippers for their 35th win, Kuzma has regularly posted videos and photos to social media showing the work he is doing in the gym and weight room.Asked Tuesday if he had added muscle, Kuzma grinned and said, “Can you tell?”“I want to be a really good player in this league,” he said. “One of the top players. So that all comes with being out here and working and being consistent and diligent with the work.”Ball, the No. 2 overall pick in the draft, averaged 10.2 points, 6.9 rebounds and 7.2 assists.last_img read more

Caldwell, Argonia boys teams fall in sub-state semifinal action

first_imgArgonia’s Kolton Koerner gets pressure from Ashland defenders.by James Jordan, Sumner Newscow — Attica blew past Caldwell 67-42, and Ashland nipped Argonia 45-39 Thursday in the semifinals of the a Class 1A District tournament in Caldwell. Attica will face Ashland in the finals Saturday. Girls’ semifinals are sets for Friday night. On the girls side, Attica and Cunningham play at 6 Friday, followed by Caldwell and Norwich at 7:30. The Girls finals are at 6 Saturday, followed by the boys at 7:30.Here is a wrap up of the two games Thursday in Caldwell.Attica 67, Caldwell 42It was the Devon Newberry show in the first half of this game, as Attica took a 20-6 lead at the end of one quarter and never looked back. Newberry scored 22 of his 28 points in the first half.  He had 12 in the first quarter and hit four 3-pointers in the first half. Attica had a total of six in the first half and led 40-17 at intermission.Attica was shooting very well, and their tight defenses didn’t let Caldwell have many shots.The teams traded baskets in the second half.For Attica Jacob Norris scored 17 and Brady Ricke added eight.Colten Ward led Caldwell with 17, and he started each half with a 3-pointer. Dilyn Volavka scored 10 for Caldwell and Jalen Risley had eight.Caldwell closes its season at 12-9 and Attica moves on at 19-2.Argonia’s Evan Dolley gets an inside layup during battle against Ashland.Ashland 45, Argonia 39Ashland scored eight unanswered points in the final minute and a half to win this back and forth game that saw a lot of lead changes. Argonia led 39-37 when Ashland’s Michael White converted a three-point play to put his team in front 40-39.In the final minute, Caldwell had turnovers, and missed shots which Ashland rebounded. Down the stretch the Ashland Blue Jays hit five of six free throws to get the final margin..Ashland led 11-8 after one quarter, but Argonia stormed back. The Raiders ended the second quarter on a 6-0 run to erase a five-point deficit and led 18-17 at the half.Argonia seemed to take over in the third quarter, The Raiders went on a 10-2 run to end the third with a 30-23 lead.That is when Ashland took over. The Blue Jays started hitting shots it had been missing, and began to utilize its size advantage under the basket more.  Ashland rallied and a 3-pointer by Nathan Reimer tied the game at 35 with 2:32 left.Kolton Koerner led Argonia with 12 and Jason Hess scored nine. Kole Konrade led Ashland with 12.Argonia ends its season at 14-7 and Ashland is now 14-6.Follow us on Twitter. Close Forgot password? Please put in your email: Send me my password! Close message Login This blog post All blog posts Subscribe to this blog post’s comments through… RSS Feed Subscribe via email Subscribe Subscribe to this blog’s comments through… RSS Feed Subscribe via email Subscribe Follow the discussion Comments Logging you in… Close Login to IntenseDebate Or create an account Username or Email: Password: Forgot login? Cancel Login Close WordPress.com Username or Email: Password: Lost your password? Cancel Login Dashboard | Edit profile | Logout Logged in as Admin Options Disable comments for this page Save Settings You are about to flag this comment as being inappropriate. Please explain why you are flagging this comment in the text box below and submit your report. The blog admin will be notified. Thank you for your input. There are no comments posted yet. Be the first one! Post a new comment Enter text right here! Comment as a Guest, or login: Login to IntenseDebate Login to WordPress.com Login to Twitter Go back Tweet this comment Connected as (Logout) Email (optional) Not displayed publicly. Name Email Website (optional) Displayed next to your comments. Not displayed publicly. If you have a website, link to it here. Posting anonymously. Tweet this comment Submit Comment Subscribe to None Replies All new comments Comments by IntenseDebate Enter text right here! Reply as a Guest, or login: Login to IntenseDebate Login to WordPress.com Login to Twitter Go back Tweet this comment Connected as (Logout) Email (optional) Not displayed publicly. Name Email Website (optional) Displayed next to your comments. Not displayed publicly. If you have a website, link to it here. Posting anonymously. Tweet this comment Cancel Submit Comment Subscribe to None Replies All new commentslast_img read more

Hundreds of people celebrate the life of Lori Kaye

first_img KUSI Newsroom 00:00 00:00 spaceplay / pause qunload | stop ffullscreenshift + ←→slower / faster ↑↓volume mmute ←→seek  . seek to previous 12… 6 seek to 10%, 20% … 60% XColor SettingsAaAaAaAaTextBackgroundOpacity SettingsTextOpaqueSemi-TransparentBackgroundSemi-TransparentOpaqueTransparentFont SettingsSize||TypeSerif MonospaceSerifSans Serif MonospaceSans SerifCasualCursiveSmallCapsResetSave SettingsPOWAY (CNS) – Bereaved relatives, grieving fellow congregants and an array of political leaders gathered today to mourn the death and celebrate the life of a woman gunned down at a Poway synagogue on the final day of Passover during a shooting rampage allegedly fueled by anti-Semitism.Lori Gilbert Kaye, described by her rabbi, Yisroel Goldstein, as one of Chabad of Poway’s “pioneers,” was a former bank employee who helped get the congregation a loan to build its house of worship in northern San Diego County.The afternoon funeral for Kaye, 60, took place just two days after a gunman opened fire with an assault rifle at the synagogue, killing her and wounding three others, including Goldstein. Some witnesses said Kaye suffered the fatal wound while trying to protect the rabbi from the gunfire.Kaye was shot late Saturday morning while at the temple with her husband and daughter to honor her recently deceased mother, according to Goldstein, who lost one index finger in the shooting and spent hours in surgery as doctors worked to save the other.After the shooter’s gun jammed, he was chased out of the building by a Border Patrol agent who is a member of the congregation. The suspect, 19-year-old John T. Earnest of Rancho Penasquitos, fled in a vehicle but was arrested nearby a short time later.Another worshipper, 34-year-old Almog Peretz, suffered a gunshot wound while shepherding children to safety, including his 8-year-old niece, Noya Dahan, who was hit by shrapnel. Both have been released from hospital care and are expected to recover.During the memorial service, Goldstein, at times gesturing with his mutilated and bandaged right hand, told the overflow crowd there were “no adequate words to describe what we all endured in this room this past (Sabbath).”During the attack, the congregation “saw the darkest of humanity,” Goldstein told the gathering, which was attended by San Diego Mayor Kevin Faulconer, several members of the county Board of Supervisors and other local and state elected leaders.“I saw it face to face,” the rabbi said. “I wish to never see that ever again. I wish no one ever sees that ever again. At the same moment, we saw the heroic efforts of humanity, running into the line of fire to spare other lives, putting their lives in danger. This is the best of humanity.”The rabbi insisted the congregation will rise above the trauma wreaked by the tragedy.“What we are going to take from this event is (that) it’s not going to knock us down,” he said. “It’s going to lift us up.”The victim’s husband praised his late wife as a highly generous and loving person.“She had a soul that was greater than any of us ever could believe,” said Howard Kaye, a physician who tried in vain to save his spouse’s life with CPR while she lay mortally wounded at the temple.The grieving husband also had a message for perpetrators of the type of crime that took his wife’s life.“And for all of the people who perpetrate hate through this world, you’re feeding on blood,” he said. “You’re lowering yourselves to a level below an animal, and for that reason get out while you can. Turn your life around. Come back into the real world, the world of Lori, which is peace and love on Earth.”One of the victim’s sisters told the gathering that Kaye “was taken from us in a tragic way, but not in vain.”“This is a house of God,” Randi Grossman said. “We are a people who believe in God. And we believe God does things for the good. If he chose Lori … there is a reason. And although we don’t know what the reason is, we know that it’s for the greater good. Lori died on (the Sabbath). Lori died on Passover. Lori died in a synagogue. And Lori died saving our rabbi.”Donna Doan, a self-described Catholic, told a reporter she attended the funeral in support of the Jewish community.“I feel like I have to be here,” the Rancho Bernardo woman said outside the synagogue.Another attendee, a Carlsbad resident and Christian who identified herself only as Caryn, said she was at the memorial to show support for the victimized congregation.“I love the Jewish community,” she said. “I hate to see senseless and irrational crimes committed.”The alleged shooter is being held without bail at San Diego Central Jail and is scheduled make his initial court appearance in the case Wednesday. He was booked on suspicion of one count of murder and three charges of attempted murder.Though he allegedly shouted anti-Semitic slurs during the rampage — including a statement that Jews were “ruining the world” — Earnest was not believed to be part of an organized hate group, according to law enforcement officials.“We believe he acted alone and without outside support in carrying out the attack,” according to a county Sheriff’s Department statement. “We are continuing to explore every investigative avenue to bring out all the facts in the case.”Earnest, a Cal State San Marcos student, posted an “open letter” online shortly before the shooting, claiming responsibility for the imminent attack and for a suspected arson fire that damaged the Islamic Center of Escondido last month. The screed includes anti-Semitic references and racist comments, authorities said.“We are dismayed and disheartened that the alleged shooter now in custody is a CSUSM student,” university President Karen Haynes said. “CSUSM is working collaboratively with the San Diego County Sheriff’s Department to assist and gain more information. We extend our deepest condolences to all of the victims, their families, friends and our entire community. We share yourgrief. … We stand in solidarity with the Jewish community and reject the rhetoric of divisiveness that feeds hatred.”The family of the alleged shooter issued a statement decrying the deadly assault and bemoaning Earnest’s alleged culpability in the crime, which could result in the death penalty.“We are shocked and deeply saddened by the terrible attack on the Chabad of Poway synagogue,” they wrote. “But our sadness pales in comparison to the grief and anguish our son has caused for so many innocent people. He has killed and injured the faithful who were gathered in a sacred place on a sacred day. To our great shame, he is now part of the history of evil that has been perpetrated on Jewish people for centuries.”The family added that Earnest’s apparent hateful attitudes had been “informed by people we do not know and ideas we do not hold.”“Like our other five children, he was raised in a family, a faith and a community that all rejected hate and taught that love must be the motive for everything we do,” they stated. “How our son was attracted to such darkness is a terrifying mystery to us, though we are confident that law enforcement will uncover many details of the path that he took to this evil and despicable act.” April 29, 2019 Posted: April 29, 2019 Updated: 8:48 PMcenter_img KUSI Newsroom, Hundreds of people celebrate the life of Lori Kaye Categories: Local San Diego News, Trending FacebookTwitterlast_img read more

IMCOM Chief Looks to Policy Changes to Meet Strategic Constraints

first_img Dan Cohen AUTHOR With the prospect of getting more resources from Washington not promising, Lty  Gen. Kenneth Dahl, commanding general of the Army’s Installation Management Command (IMCOM), says he’ll push for policy changes to better support his agency’s mission.“I don’t need more money and I don’t need more people. I need to change policies,” he said during a visit last month to the Presidio of Monterey, Calif.One change the Army is considering is phasing out single occupancy rooms in barracks as a way to reduce costs, Dahl said. Barracks renovated to the current “1+1 standard” — private rooms with shared kitchenette and living areas — is another inefficient arrangement, reported IMCOM.The Army’s effort to offer healthier dining options at its facilities and at outlets managed by the Army and Air Force Exchange Service will help meet the needs of today’s service members, he said.The commander also praised the installation’s partnership with the city of Monterey, which provides maintenance support to its public works division.“It’s a really great thing you have going here,” Dahl said during a stop at the Presidio of Monterey Services Administration, the agency operated by the city. “I’m not sure it would work everywhere. But what you have here is really special,” Dahl said.last_img read more

Reporting by WVUA23s Jabaree Prewitt A number of

first_imgReporting by WVUA23’s Jabaree PrewittA number of issues were brought up at the state of the state address in Tuscaloosa Wednesday, but few were as heavily discussed as the Rebuild Alabama plan.Rep. Rodney Sullivan says that the Rebuild Alabama Act was the most important bill to pass during the latest legislative session. He believes it will have a major impact on Tuscaloosa.In March, Gov. Kay Ivey signed a bill into law that will result in Alabama drivers seeing a 10 cent per gallon increase in the state gas tax over the next three years. The first wave of the tax will be a 6 cent increase that will go into effect in September, followed by 2 cent increases in October 2020 and October 2021.The tax is expected to generate around $320 million annually, which will go toward road and bridge construction across the state.“We’re already seeing issues in our rural areas where they just don’t have the funds to do any type of road improvements so I think once this gets implemented I think we’re going to start seeing a good deal of benefit,” Sullivan said.Lawmakers believe the plan will dramatically improve the safety of travelers on Alabama’s roads and bridges.A 2017 study by the U.S. Department of Transportation showed that Alabama has the 13th highest rate of traffic fatalities in the country. Alabama senate majority leader Greg Reed has said one in six Alabamians drive over a structurally deficient bridge on a daily basis and that includes 300,000 students who are on school buses.“Traffic has been an issue and I think taking these steps is going to greatly improve when it’s done I know it’s aggravating but, I think in the end it’s going to be beneficial,” Sullivan said.The state has several roads in Tuscaloosa on its long-term plans, especially Highway 82 and McFarland Boulevard, according to Tera Tubbs, Tuscaloosa’s Executive Director for Infrastructure and Public Services.“Tuscaloosa has grown a lot over the last several years and so our infrastructure has also got to expand with that so it’s going to give the city of Tuscaloosa the ability to add the turning lanes the access that they need to be able to better serve citizens and those that drive on our roads,” Tubbs said.Sullivan says counties should start seeing funds in January or February of 2020.last_img read more