Trojans topple Highlanders on road

first_imgWith redshirt sophomore center Dewayne Dedmon sidelined for the first time this season with a stress fracture in his right foot, the USC men’s basketball team needed other players to assume the scoring load.Stepping up · Freshman guard Alexis Moore was one of two Trojans in double figures to help USC defeat UC Riverside 56-35. USC shot 53 percent from the field and limited the Highlanders to just 11 points in the second half. – Chris Pham | Daily TrojanThe Trojans (4-4) spread the ball around, as all seven Trojans who received playing time scored four or more points in the 56-35 victory over UC Riverside on Wednesday at the UC Riverside Student Recreation Center — the largest margin of victory and first two-game winning streak of the season for USC.The Highlanders (2-5) opened the game leading 10-2, much to the delight of the sold-out crowd at the Student Recreation Center who witnessed USC’s first-ever road trip to Riverside.The Trojans closed the opening half on an 8-2 run to go into halftime leading 32-24, and then carried the momentum into the second half, scoring 21 of the first 27 points.USC held the Highlanders to 11 points in the second half. The Trojans shot .532 from the field, compared to .351 for UC Riverside. USC shot .500 or better for the fourth consecutive game.Junior guard Greg Allen paced the Trojans with 11 points, including three baskets from beyond the arc.After he was held scoreless in his previous three games, freshman guard Alexis Moore had 10 points.Sophomore forward Garrett Jackson scored eight points, all in the first half.Freshman guard Byron Wesley added eight points, his third consecutive game with eight or more points.Coming off a 28-point outburst in the win over South Carolina on Saturday that helped sophomore guard Maurice Jones earn the Pac-12 Player of the Week award, was held to six points, and missed all five of his three-point attempts.Two players, senior guard Phil Martin and senior guard Kareem Nitoto, combined to score 24 of UC Riverside’s 35 total points.The Trojans will next travel to Minnesota, their farthest road trip of the season. The Gophers (6-1) won their first six games of the season, but leading scorer and rebounder Trevor Mbakwe, a senior forward, tore his ACL on Sunday against Dayton, and is expected to miss the rest of the season. With Mbakwe out, sophomore guard Austin Hollins averages a team-high 10.3 points per game, and no other player averages more than 3.7 points per game. The game can be seen on Saturday at 11:15 a.m. on the Big Ten Network.USC returns to Galen Center to play New Mexico on Dec. 10, beginning a stretch of four-straight home games that also includes games against Georgia and TCU, and culminates with a match-up against 15th-ranked Kansas on Dec. 22. Last year, the Trojans had possession of the ball trailing 70-68 to the Jayhawks, but guard Jio Fontan stepped out of bounds and Kansas held on for the victory.The Trojans open Pac-12 competition on Dec. 29 at California. Dedmon, who is expected to miss four to six weeks, has said he hopes to return in time for conference games.last_img read more

Coral relaunches cinematic campaign for racing’s return

first_imgShare GVC absorbs retail shocks as business recalibrates for critical H2 trading August 13, 2020 Coral has welcomed the return of horseracing on terrestrial TV screens by launching it’s new ‘At the Races’ advert, which forms part of the bookmaker’s wider ‘Coral Racing’ campaign. This February, Coral launched its ‘Coral Racing’ campaign, a ‘cinematic HD series’ of adverts produced by BBH London as the bookmaker’s new lead creative advertising agency.The campaign was launched as Coral’s flagship advert for the interrupted 2020 UK racing season, debuting with the Cheltenham Festival (10-13 March). Coral has now reactivated its campaign following UK racing’s three-month hiatus under national lockdown orders.This Saturday, terrestrial broadcaster ITV will broadcast an afternoon of horseracing on its flagship ITV1 channel (13:00-16:00hrs) beginning with the 2000 Guineas Stake’ at Newmarket, which will be the first competitive sports broadcast from the UK since lockdown began.   Dominic Grounsell, Managing Director for UK & Eire Sports Brands at GVC Group, said: “It’s great to have racing back on our screens, behind closed doors. Racing fans have missed their sport, so with this new campaign which we shot at the beginning of the year, we’ve set out to bring our passion for racing to life.“We’ve seen plenty of horse racing scenes in adverts before, but with this advert we’ve been more adventurous, using a combination of filming techniques that capture the feeling of being there in a way viewers won’t have experienced before. “We want to remind viewers what exactly it is about racing that makes it our passion, as well as give new audiences a perspective on racing that really arrests the senses.” Related Articles Submit SportCaller teams up with Coral for Racing Super Series launch August 12, 2020 StumbleUpon ITV secures three-year British racing broadcast deal August 5, 2020 Sharelast_img read more

Rio2 is playing at the Wellington Regent Theater this weekend

first_imgThis week at the Regent Theater: “Rio2” (Movie trailer is below).When: Friday 7 p.m. Saturday and Sunday, 2 and 7 p.m.Rated: G. Time: 1 hour 41 minutes.Movie Synopsis: It’s a jungle out there for Blu, Jewel and their three kids in RIO 2, after they’re hurtled from that magical city to the wilds of the Amazon. As Blu tries to fit in, he goes beak-to-beak with the vengeful Nigel, and meets the most fearsome adversary of all – his father-in-law.All our favorite RIO characters are back, and they’re joined by Oscar (R) nominee Andy Garcia, Grammy (R) winner Bruno Mars, Tony (R) winner Kristin Chenoweth and Oscar/Emmy (R)/Tony winner Rita Moreno. RIO 2 also features new Brazilian artists and original music by Janelle Monae and Wondaland. (c) FoxRotten Tomatoes rating (movie critics collective approval ratings): 47%. Audience review: 65% approval.Movies ahead at Regent Theater:The Other WomanGodzillaSpider-Man 2last_img read more