Redlands can’t win on Smith’s big night

first_imgPatrick Coffey drained four of his seven 3-pointers in the last 2:30 of the contest with the last one bringing Redlands within seven at 113-106 but the Bulldogs didn’t have enough possessions left. “Our guys fought so hard. They never gave up,” Smith said. “I’m as proud of them as if we had won. It’s just disappointing because it was right there for the taking.” As usual the difference was 3-point shooting. Redlands was not on, hitting just 18 of 67 in the game, never recovering from a poor first half in which it made only 3 of 28 (10.7 percent) from long distance. The Bulldogs didn’t hit a long-distance shot until Mazarei, the best in school history at that feat, knocked one down eight minutes into the half. Mazarei ended up with 28 points and five steals while Coffey totaled 24. Travis Miller snagged 10 rebounds while Matt Loretz managed seven rebounds and five blocks. Occidental, got 22 Connor Whitman and 19 each from Nick Mills, Sam Betty and Huston Conte with Mills also grabbing 12 rebounds. Redlands will play host to Whittier on Monday in its final home game, then finishes Thursday at Caltech. 160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set! “They don’t usually name something for you until you’re dead,” he said shaking his head and trying to keep his composure. It was a festive evening and an important one. The Bulldogs started the night just one game out first place, behind both Occidental and Cal Lutheran. Their shot at making the playoffs is now remote. The Bulldogs (15-7, 8-4), who upset Occidental earlier this season, waited until too late to make a run. The Tigers (17-5, 10-2) surged out to a 14-3 lead and were never seriously threatened. The Tigers led by as many as 27 in the first half, that deficit coming at 50-23. Redlands was able to cut it to 14 on a reverse layup by Amir Mazarei with 3:05 left that made it 56-42. But the Bulldogs managed just one bucket the rest of the half and trailed at the intermission 63-44. The Tigers led by as many as 24 in the second half at 73-49. Redlands didn’t cut the lead to single digits for the first time until a 3-pointer by Mazarei with 6:06 to go made it 92-83. REDLANDS – Leave it to a conference rival to spoil the party. The University of Redlands honored veteran coach Gary Smith before Saturday’s game against 19th-ranked Occidental. There were 50 former players, a red carpet, a spotlight and the renaming of the court in his honor. center_img But the Tigers put a damper on the festivities, winning 116-106 in front of a standing room crowd of 1,200. Smith, closing out his 36-year career as head coach, stood with his assistants in a hallway behind Currier Gymnasium, the gravity of the moment sinking in. last_img read more

Throwback time: Warriors going old school for pivotal Game 6 against Rockets

first_img[vemba-video id=”van/sc/2019/05/10/bang_2cff992e-b1f0-42ba-9931-56bcde697ede”]The Warriors are returning to their roots — even ahead of Game 6 against the Rockets at the Toyota Center in Houston. Stephen Curry wore his 2015 shoes at the shootaround as the Dubs prepare to throw it back to the high-pick-and-roll style that won them their first championship, and then in 73 games in 2016.The same style, which the Cleveland Cavaliers also exploited in the later games of the 2016 NBA Finals, …last_img

A One Million Dollar Logo

first_imgWhat follows is a true story.The salesperson called his contact after learning that he lost the big opportunity for which he and his company were competing. After a long bid process and a tough competition, the low bidder was awarded the business. The salesperson wanted to understand why his prospect chose the low bidder and what he could have done differently to convey the value that he and his company created.There were four finalists. The first three finalists had prices between 1.7 million dollars and 1.9 million dollars. While $200,000 is no small sum of money, it isn’t enough of a difference to disqualify any of the bids; they’re all reasonable, and they all create value for the client.The low bidder’s price was around $800,000. That gap is too large to understand. There is a major difference in price, and that means there is a major difference in the value being created.The salesperson pressed their prospect to understand how they justified choosing a price so much lower, that the business couldn’t be done for that price. The contact told him this story.The contact called the bidding company and asked them why their price was so much lower. He asked whether they could profitably take the business at that price. The salesperson from the winning company told the contact that they were in fact going to lose approximately $1,000,000 by taking the business, but that it was worth it in order to be able to use the prospective company’s logo in their marketing material. (It is a logo that you would recognize, for sure)Assume a 15% gross margin in this business is customary. The winning bidder needs that logo to equate to $6,650,000 in new business to pay for the $1,000,000 they are losing by taking the business.I am certain that the winning bidder sees this as an investment. How do you see it?QuestionsWhat do large price differences indicate when it comes to quality and service?How do your client’s perceive a very low price? How should they perceive the lowest price?How do you provide your clients with the confidence that you can serve them without showing them logos of the companies you serve? (Not always a bad idea, in my experience)What happens to clients who underinvest in the results they need? What happens to sales organizations that don’t capture enough of the value they create to serve their clients?Was the logo worth $1,000,000? Will it equate to $6,500,000 in new sales?last_img read more

Somnath Chatterjee’s body given for medical research

first_imgAs that of his political mentor Jyoti Basu, the body of veteran parliamentarian Somnath Chatterjee was donated to the State-run SSKM Hospital for medical research on Monday evening, hours after he passed away in a private health facility in the city. Ganadarpan, an NGO, facilitated the donation. The eyes were donated to the Priyamvada Birla Aravinda Eye Hospital’s eye bank. The body was kept at three locations — Calcutta High Court, the West Bengal Legislative Assembly and Raja Basanta Roy Road — before reaching its final destination in the super-speciality health facility.“We have received the organs in good condition and will be happy if we can match them with recipients,” a hospital representative said.last_img

RoS import vows to play better after lack of aggressive play vs Kia

first_imgLacson: SEA Games fund put in foundation like ‘Napoles case’ Robredo: True leaders perform well despite having ‘uninspiring’ boss PLAY LIST 02:49Robredo: True leaders perform well despite having ‘uninspiring’ boss02:42PH underwater hockey team aims to make waves in SEA Games01:44Philippines marks anniversary of massacre with calls for justice01:19Fire erupts in Barangay Tatalon in Quezon City01:07Trump talks impeachment while meeting NCAA athletes02:49World-class track facilities installed at NCC for SEA Games MOST READ “The style of play here is what I got to be able to adjust to. I was fortunate to have this game right now so I can adjust and make the adjustments this week,” he said, as the Elasto Painters gear up for TNT next Sunday. “Life’s a challenge. I accept all challenges and we’ll just see what happens.”What Bullock’s glad about, though, is helping Rain or Shine finally break out of its slump and level its standing at 2-2, even if it came against a lowly foe like the Picanto.“Even though it wasn’t the best team in the league, it’s still a win,” he said.ADVERTISEMENT J’Nathan Bullock. Photo by Tristan Tamayo/ INQUIRER.netEven J’Nathan Bullock admitted his debut game for Rain or Shine on Sunday was far from advertised.“It wasn’t my best performance, but we were able to still get the win,” he said after posting 20 points, 10 rebounds, two steals, and two blocks in the Elasto Painters’ 94-86 win over Kia.ADVERTISEMENT Robredo should’ve resigned as drug czar after lack of trust issue – Panelo LATEST STORIES DILG, PNP back suspension of classes during SEA Games Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Celebrity chef Gary Rhodes dies at 59 with wife by his sidecenter_img Facing KYK huge challenge, morale-booster for PH volleybelles Trump signs bills in support of Hong Kong protesters Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Though Bullock’s statline was still decent compared to his counterparts, coach Caloy Garcia expressed his displeasure for what he felt was lack of aggressiveness from his new reinforcement, as he only earned six free throws for the game.READ: Bullock ends Rain or Shine skid in nipping of KiaFEATURED STORIESSPORTSSEA Games: Biñan football stadium stands out in preparedness, completionSPORTSPrivate companies step in to help SEA Games hostingSPORTSWin or don’t eat: the Philippines’ poverty-driven, world-beating pool stars“Our import took too much outside shots. He only started attacking the basket in the last six minutes of the game and that’s the only time we started getting to the line. I was surprised that he was not able to get to the stripe during the first half, so I just told him in the fourth quarter to head to the line,” said the youthful mentor.The 30-year-old Bullock understand his coach’s concenr and vowed to adjust better for Rain or Shine’s next game. NGCP on security risk: Chinese just technical advisers NATO’s aging eye in the sky to get a last overhaul Robredo should’ve resigned as drug czar after lack of trust issue – Panelo View commentslast_img read more

2011 cricket WC to cost $40-50 mn

first_imgThe 2011 cricket World Cup, to be jointly hosted by India, Sri Lanka and Bangladesh, is expected to cost $40-50 million.The figure was worked out at a preliminary meeting of the 2011 World Cup sub-committee looking into operations planning and event budgeting on Wednesday, said tournament director and Cricket Board’s Chief Administrative Officer, Prof Ratnakar Shetty.The preliminary meeting, in which two representatives of the International Cricket Council, including its general manager (commercial) Jamie Campbell, guided the member countries’ representatives on the intricacies in preparing the budget for the event, said Shetty.”The 2011 World Cup is an ICC event to be jointly organised by Sri Lanka, Bangladesh and India. All the expenses are to be borne by the ICC. The representatives of the member countries were told by the ICC representatives how to take care of the expenses”, Shetty told reporters after the meeting.Shetty said each of the organising country is different as far as expenses in hosting matches are concerned.last_img read more

Sevilla’s Ben Yedder sends Manchester United crashing out of Europe

first_imgManchester United The truth was that if Sevilla had taken their opportunities United would have been in serious strife as the second half kicked off. As it was they stared down the barrel because of the away goal rule, knowing if Montella’s team scored they would need two, which United had not managed against Spanish opposition since 2003, home or away in the competition.Yet, the rot continued. Correa produced a scare when he was found in space in front of De Gea. As he went to shoot Bailly swooped and made a crucial tackle to clear the danger.United’s problem was as obvious as their inability to solve it: a lack of composure despite Mourinho having the interval to put this right. Quick guide Manchester United player ratings Read more This elimination of Manchester United from the Champions League was deserved. José Mourinho’s team barely raised a whimper against a Sevilla side who finally took their chances through the substitute Wissam Ben Yedder.The best context to place this in is Vincenzo Montella’s team are fifth in La Liga with a goal difference of minus six and had won only two of their six Champions League group games. Share via Email Read more Sevilla Show Share on LinkedIn Barney Ronay Sergio Rico Good save to prevent Fellaini scoring on one of few occasions when United broke through. 7Gabriel Mercado More troubled by Young’s runs down the left than Sánchez. Dealt with Rashford in second half. 6 Simon Kjaer Initially seemed likely to be bullied by Lukaku, ended up standing up to him quite well. 7Clément Lenglet Some important blocks, particularly from Sánchez and Lukaku. Strong defensive leader. 8Sergio Escudero Solid shift at left-back, mostly managed to keep Rashford quiet until he crossed to other wing. 6Steven Nzonzi The usual mix of deft touches and effective defensive screening and one or two optimistic shots. 7Éver Banega Industrious midfield presence, covered a lot of ground as busy foil to Nzonzi’s more languid style. 8Pablo Sarabia Set up opportunity for Muriel in first half. A couple of balls into box deserved better finishing. 8Franco Vázquez Could not profit from a couple of early half chances, passing wayward at times, but always a threat. 8Joaquín Correa Early chance from Banega corner but headed over bar. Promising runs but diffident finishing. 7Luis Muriel Narrowly wide with good chance to open the scoring in first half. Only half chances after that. 6Subs Ben Yedder (for Muriel 72) Only took a couple of minutes to provide the finish that Sarabia’s prompting had been crying out for. 9, Pizarro (for Vazquez 88) n/a, Geis (for Correa 89) n/a Topics Share on Facebook Show Thank you for your feedback. Vincenzo Montella changed two players, too. The cup-tied Miguel Layun plus Nolito, who was a reserve, were excluded for Simon Kjaer and Joaquin Correa.At the start United’s tempo was good, though this also suited their opponents. After pressing Mourinho’s men Éver Banega delivered a first corner for Joaquin Correa to glance a header that just cleared De Gea’s bar.Further uncertainty ensued when Antonio Valencia hesitated, mishit a punt out of his area and Franco Vázquez blasted wide. Later Eric Bailly gave the ball to Vázquez, Luis Muriel pulled the trigger and United were relieved when his radar proved awry. Hide ‘This has happened at United before’: José Mourinho plays down limp exit Quick guide Sevilla player ratings center_img Share on WhatsApp Banega outshines Fellaini and shows Mourinho what he’s missing Edin Dzeko sends Roma through against Shakhtar and into last eight Lingard did manage a shot on target, which Rico turned away for a corner. From this Rashford eventually whacked the ball across goal and found no one. Now came a rare flash of Alexis Sánchez brilliance as he skipped away from three black shirts and curved the ball to Rashford but the forward could only smack the ball into the stands. Mourinho had seen enough and on the hour sent on Pogba for Fellaini.Disaster was about to strike via Sevilla’s substitution, bringing on Ben Yedder, who has a knack of scoring against English sides. He was Sevilla’s saviour in the autumn, scoring three against Liverpool across their two drawn group games.After the opener Mourinho threw on Mata for Valencia and Anthony Martial for Lingard but Ben Yedder headed a second – his eighth for the season in Europe – and United were heading out. For Mourinho the inquisition now begins. David de Gea Quiet until Ben Yedder came on, will not enjoy replays of the scramble that led to the second goal. 6Antonio Valencia Did not manage to get forward as much as usual, had his hands full trying to keep Correa quiet. 5Eric Bailly Lucky to get away with early error, made up for it with superb tackle to prevent Correa scoring. 7 Chris Smalling Found it hard to keep track of Vázquez’s movement, good block on Ben Yedder late in game. 5Ashley Young Was having a decent game until he lost Ben Yedder at the far post from a corner for second goal. 7Marouane Fellaini Not easy to see why he was preferred to Pogba, yet created United’s best chance of first half. 6 Nemanja Matic Quiet game, missed his chance to intercept move that led to first goal, assist for Lukaku goal. 6Jesse Lingard Confident running on and off the ball, found himself coming ever deeper in search of possession. 6Alexis Sánchez Dangerous but too many of his ideas failed to come off, resulting in lost possession. 6Marcus Rashford Mostly isolated on the right, better on left, made some powerful runs when ball came his way. 7Romelu Lukaku Barnstorming opening followed by a quiet first half. Emphatic finish for goal. 7Subs Pogba (for Fellaini 60) Made no difference Gave ball away with one of his first touches, passed straight into touch in stoppage time 5, Martial (for Lingard 77) n/a, Mata (for Valencia 77) n/a Was this helpful? Already this had the feel of a long night for Mourinho’s men. An inability to slow the contest down and retain possession was the issue. An illustration came when Young hit a hopeful 40-yard pass to Lukaku that went to Clement Lenglet when a short ball to a nearby team-mate was required. The contest was bypassing United’s midfield in the hope that Fellaini or Lukaku could make something happen from a hail Mary dropping on them from the Manchester sky.Any trickery there was came from the Spanish side. Marcus Rashford was the next to cede the ball cheaply and in a trice United were turned and Muriel was beating De Gea with a shot that rolled wide of his left post. When Rashford did discover subtlety with a chip into the onrushing Lukaku, the No 9’s touch was non-existent. This showed how uneven United were. As the first half neared the break it had been akin to a rough and tumble Championship affair of little rhythm.United were missing Pogba and it was uncertain if he would be introduced at some point to try to turn the tie.Fellaini then drilled a left-foot effort that warmed Sergio Rico’s fingers: it was about as good as United’s first half got. Thank you for your feedback. Mourinho’s failure to guide his team into the quarter-finals is further compounded by how the maligned David Moyes did take United through to the last eight four years ago.Ben Yedder had only just been introduced yet the space the Frenchman luxuriated in for the opener meant the forward could hardly fail to score from Pablo Sarabia’s pass. His second was as scruffy as United were slipshod as he beat Ashley Young to a header which was touched on to the bar by David de Gea, dropped down and after one bounce spun over the goalline.Romelu Lukaku grabbed one back minutes from time but this dismal defeat that had Old Trafford emptying before the final whistle means United can realistically now claim only the FA Cup.Mourinho made two changes from Saturday’s win against Liverpool, replacing Scott McTominay with Marouane Fellaini and Juan Mata with Jesse Lingard. Following a thigh injury Paul Pogba was kept on the bench and whether he was fit to start was moot and his absence would prove telling as Fellaini and Nemanja Matic never controlled the contest. match reports Share on Twitter Read more Hide Was this helpful? Share on Pinterest Champions League Share on Messenger Reuse this contentlast_img read more