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The Final Word: Beat writers discuss Syracuse’s 4th-quarter comeback against Johns Hopkins

first_img Comments AdvertisementThis is placeholder text No. 14 Syracuse (3-2, 0-1 Atlantic Coast) topped No. 18 Johns Hopkins, 14-10, in the Carrier Dome on Saturday afternoon. The Orange rode a 6-1 fourth-quarter stretch to comeback against the Blue Jays. The midfield sparked a scoring run and the the defense settled after a shaky start.See what our beat writers had to say after the win. Facebook Twitter Google+center_img Published on March 10, 2019 at 1:28 pmlast_img

2016 Fall Festival & Homecoming event is set for Oct. 6-8; Fall Festival button design chosen

first_img 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 comments Submitted to Sumner Newscow — The Wellington Area Chamber of Commerce/CVB is pleased to announce the button design of the 2016 Wellington Fall Festival & Homecoming event. This year’s the winning image was designed by Nate Jones. It features the Duchess Crown and a Crusader football. In the background it has glowing Friday night lights.Panhandle Federal Credit Union will be premier sponsor of Wellington Fall Festival. Buttons will be $2 and will go on sale in early September. Buttons are made by Futures Unlimited Inc. The following is the calendar of the events for the Fall Fest weekend: Thursday, October 6th – Homecoming Parade – 6 p.m. Parade route will be down Washington Ave. – Wellington High School football team, cheerleaders, band and other student groups will have floats. Business are invited to participate in the homecoming parade as well as other Wellington community organizations to showcase team spirit. A pep rally will follow immediately after the parade in Heritage Park located beside Memorial Auditorium.Friday, October 7th – Homecoming Football Game – 7 p.m. Wellington vs. Scott City. Saturday, October 8th – Wellington Fall Festival 9 a.m. – 6 p.m. Downtown Wellington. 5K Fun Run starts at 8:30 a.m. Arts & Craft Show starts at 9 a.m. Signature events will be the Chili Cook-Off in Heritage Park, public tasting at Noon. The Uptown BBQ CookOff (Licensed Event) will have a public tasting at 5 p.m. located on 7th street, by Heritage Park. Other events and contests include apple pie contest, Jalapeno eating contest, and salsa contest. Community groups are encouraged to have open houses and tours throughout the week and weekend for the high school reunions that will be happening in and around Wellington. The Chisholm Trail Museum will have a special celebration and exhibit to feature the 100th anniversary of the Hatcher Hospital. Many former employees and patients, as well as members of the Hatcher family are expected to be in town for the Hatcher Hospital Centennial Celebration.To be listed on the Homecoming and Fall Festival promotional materials, please contact Annarose White, [email protected] or Wanda Kelsey, [email protected] More announcements about Fall Festival and Homecoming opportunities to follow. Wellington Fall Festival – Facebook Event Page: https://www.facebook.com/events/690298391108079/ Fall Festival information online: http://www.wellingtonkschamber.com/fall-festival-2016i”The Wellington Area Chamber of Commerce/CVB is proud to work with students, teachers and community members to show off our outstanding school system and community,” said Annarose White, WACC Executive Director.  “Wellington is a great place to live, work and raise a family. Go Crusaders!”Follow us on Facebook.Follow us on Twitter.last_img read more

Palm Beach Phase One Reopening, What’s Open?

first_imgGoodbye grey roots and rough cuticles… Palm Beach County restaurants, stores, barbershops and salons are reopening this morning under phase one.. but with a limit of 25-percent capacity. And gatherings of more than 10 people are still prohibited. Bars and gyms will remain closed for now.Appointments are required, the appointments must be spaced 15 minutes apart and employees must wear masks. The reopening does not apply to Broward and Miami-Dade counties.Under phase one reopening rules, restaurants can reopen their dine-in areas at 25 percent capacity. The dine-in areas cannot offer bar seating. The dine-in areas can not offer bar seating. Tables must be spaced 6 feet apart.At hair salons, all customers will be by appointment only. The businesses must allow at least 15 minutes between the conclusion of an appointment and the beginning of the next appointment for “proper disinfecting practices.” Masks must be worn by employees at all times.Read Governor’s Executive Order 20-120 here.Phase One Executive OrderSome businesses in Palm Beach County are taking additional steps to keep their customers and staff members safe. Many are still emphasizing delivery.The Gardens Mall in Palm Beach Gardens will reopen on Friday, May 15th.last_img read more

17-year-old boxer Shields: ‘I might go into history books’

first_imgPRIDE OF MICHIGAN—United States’ Claressa Shields, leaves the arena after winning her fight against Russia’s Nadezda Torlopova, during the women’s middleweight 75-kg boxing gold medal match at the 2012 Summer Olympics, Aug. 9, in London. (AP Photo/Patrick Semansky) Claressa Shields walked into the gym around the corner from her house in Flint. Mich., six short years ago, trying to cope with more heartache than an 11-year-old should. As she stood in the corridor of an arena half-a-world away, beads of sweat glistened between her braids, her smile every bit as bright as the gold medal dangling from her neck. The words poured out in torrents.“I haven’t been home a lot. I know I must have a lot of publicity. I might go in history books,” she began. “People are going to look at me as an inspiration. … I’ll be able to help my family out. And then I got a gold medal I can wear every day.”Every day?“Probably the first year,” she replied, pinching it between her fingers to be certain it was still there. “You know, there might be some days where I don’t want it to disappear from me. I worked too hard. I really worked too hard for this medal.”Shields paused, trying to catch her breath.“I can’t even explain the pain that I had went through, all the people that I had to deal with and just life — period. There were people who were telling me I couldn’t do this. And whenever somebody doubted me, it always makes me push harder. So thank you … all the haters,” she said defiantly. “They kind of helped me.”A few hundred yards away, out in the concourse of the ExCel arena, Shields’ trainer, Jason Crutchfield, wore a pressed white shirt and a visor that read “Flint.” He scanned the crowd for signs of his star pupil. Berston’s gym back in Flint isn’t exactly a hotbed of the sport, which is just the beginning of the explanation of why Crutchfield wasn’t accorded a credential giving him access to the fighters’ tunnel and the rest of the backstage.But he and assistant Ed Kendall weren’t complaining. They wouldn’t have had the money to make the trip at all if folks back home hadn’t passed the hat at fundraisers and churches throughout the neighborhood. But hard times were the last thing on Crutchfield’s mind.He was still replaying how Shields dismantled her bigger, much slower opponent, Russian middleweight Nadezda Torlopova, with a highlight reel’s worth of moves copied from her boxing idols. At one juncture, Shields hid everything but her bad intentions, covering her face with her gloves in a classic “peek-a-boo” defense, then dropped both hands to her waist and dared the Russian to come after her.At another, she shuffled like Muhammad Ali—who was known as Cassius Clay when he won his gold at the 1960 Rome Olympics—though Shields’ favorite fighter growing up was the equally elegant Sugar Ray Robinson. Yet it was her grit more than her grace that first registered with Crutchfield. He knew the family history, and how much Shields wanted to be like her father, Clarence, whose ambitions of becoming a prize fighter were derailed more than once by jail time.“She turned that into fuel. … Her determination was just out of this world to do something. To … do … something,” he said slowly.“And she caught on real quick. Being an 11 year-old girl, she was catching on quicker than the boys. That’s what really astounded me,” Crutchfield added. “I was like, ‘O-o-o-o-o-h-h-h-h.’”Her fights became events back in Flint. As many as 70 people, including Clarence Shields and other family members, gathered in a local restaurant to watch the Olympic bout. Back in the athletes village, her teammates tuning in felt almost as invested. London marked the first time the American men competed at an Olympics without winning a single medal; in addition to Shields’ gold, teammate Marlen Esparza won bronze in the flyweight division.She said her teammates made it feel more like an honor to compete than a burden.“Whenever I got back from a fight, they were just wishing me the best. … ‘Girl, you cut up!’ … I don’t think anybody would feel bad about me representing them. I think I did a pretty good job,” she said.Shields called her father before every fight, yet she was in no hurry to do it Thursday night, after the biggest fight of her life.“I called him early today. He watched. He knows. He’s probably crying,” she said.Shields is committed to a “Today” show appearance Friday morning, and who knows what after that. Women’s boxing made its Olympic debut, and her live-wire personality has “star” written all over it. She and Crutchfield will sit down at some point and decide whether Shields will defend her title at the 2016 Rio Games or go pro.“I haven’t been able to think past August 9th, today. So me having passed that day is kind of like, ‘I don’t know what’s going to happen. I’m going to go wherever the wind blows me,” she said with a giggle, looking at that moment exactly like what she was — a high school junior watching a world of possibilities unfolding in the distance.“This was something I wanted for a long time, even when boxing wasn’t going all right, even when my life wasn’t going all right. All I wanted was a gold medal, and I kept working towards it, even when people were saying I couldn’t do it, I’m too young, or there were girls who were going to beat me because of better experience, more experience,” Shields said, mustering one more satisfied smile, “and I proved them all wrong.”Yes, you did.(Jim Litke is a national sports columnist for The Associated Press, Write to him at jlitke(at)ap.org and follow him at Twitter.com/JimLitke.) by Jim LitkeLONDON (AP)—She has a boxer’s story: a troubled childhood, a brother in prison, a father who took up the sport to stay out of trouble yet couldn’t watch her fight at the Olympics because of a criminal record of his own.last_img read more

Todd McLendon Builds 1,000 Paper Cranes

first_imgFacebook21Tweet0Pin0Submitted by Leslie DemichIt began as the tenderest flutter of an idea: fold 1,000 origami cranes as a wish for all people to find peace and happiness. Five years later, Lacey-based massage therapist Todd McLendon has completed the task.Arranged in long, colorful strands of 100 cranes each, the collection now graces the second floor lobby of the Marston Center in Lacey. Each strand measures ten feet in length; all ten strands are suspended from the lobby skylight.The seed for the idea embedded itself even further back in time. While working as a teaching assistant in Chelan in 1996, McLendon introduced his first and second graders to the story of Sadako Sasaki, a Japanese girl who was two years old when the United States dropped the atomic bomb on her home town of Hiroshima. She survived, but the radiation exposure caused her body to develop leukemia 10 years later.Todd McLendon spent five years folding 1,000 cranes into 10 strands. Photo credit: Frank Hesketh.Moved by an ancient Japan legend that says, if you fold 1,000 paper cranes, the gods will fulfill your wish, Sadako set about the task of folding her cranes in hopes of surviving her illness. Sadly, she did not survive, but her memory lives on. A statue of Sadako stands in Hiroshima Peace Memorial Park, honoring all the children who died as a result of the bombing. At the foot of the statue is a plaque that reads, “This is our cry. This is our prayer. Peace in the world.”It wasn’t until 2012 that the idea of folding 1,000 cranes fully hatched for McLendon. “I had just finished grad school, and I didn’t feel settled. I was not at peace, and I wanted happiness. I knew that having either was only possible if I also wished for peace and happiness for my entire community. When everyone has peace and happiness, everyone does better.” That’s when he remembered the Thousand Paper Crane legend as a means of asking that his wish come true.Each crane takes a while to fold, so McLendon had to carve out time to work on the project. He folded five or 10 cranes between client appointments; he folded in the evenings when he had some free time; he folded while visiting family back in South Dakota. Still, it took five years to finish all 10 strands.“As I folded, I settled into a meditation focused on being a creator creating the created for the benefit of the Creator,” McLendon explains.The strands of folded cranes are on display at the Marsten Center in Lacey through Easter. Photo credit: Frank Hesketh.McLendon dedicated his project to two people who are near and dear to his heart. The first person is his mentor and friend, Randy Marston. “Randy has been such an inspiration and support to me through the years. I treasure his friendship.” For this reason, the piece hangs in the second floor lobby of the Marston Center, where it will remain through Easter.The second person McLendon dedicated his project to is his mother, a nurse in Sioux Falls, South Dakota. “My mom developed lung cancer in April 2016. I couldn’t be with her, so we talked over the phone a lot. Not knowing what the outcome would be, I learned to find happiness at the bleakest of times.” His mom finished her chemotherapy in July 2016. That following Christmas, Todd was able to go back to South Dakota for a visit. He brought his unfinished project with him, where he continued working on it. “I wanted my mom to see it before anything else happened.” Today, she is healthy and well.The cranes will eventually make their permanent home with his mom. Until then, McLendon hopes people will come by the Marston Center to see the collection. “I hope the cranes will awaken a sense of awe in others and help them find a path to their own growth and reawakening,” he says.Truth be told, McLendon’s project actually includes seven extra cranes, which float above the other 1,000. Two of the seven are white and yellow. They were the first cranes McLendon ever made, and they represent the beginning of creation. Two of them are larger than the others; they represent the “two-ness” of life. The remaining three are green; they are made of the extra sheets that came in his origami kit. “I believe no one should be left out of a community, so I included them.”McLendon has some good advice for others who might like to take on such a project. “Be dedicated to the dream you are working to bring about, and hold that discipline close to you,” he says. The practice of folding done in this way then becomes almost Zen-like. “Before you know it, you’ve folded 20, then 100, then 1,000.”He also suggests not getting too hung up on perfection. “Don’t worry too much about how they’re turning out. Let them reveal themselves as they are. Just let go.” McLendon found early on that each crane had its own unique shape. “Yet they all came together into harmony. I love every single one of them, even the ones that are imperfect.”On a practical note, he suggests folding a few in one color and then switching to another color to stave off monotony. “I folded all 100 green cranes before making that adjustment to my routine, and that was a bit overwhelming.”McLendon says origami is something just about anyone can do. “If you can hold a pencil, you can fold paper cranes.”You can purchase origami kits at most craft stores and online. Each kit contains all the paper you’ll need to make 1,000 cranes, along with instructions on how to fold them. McLendon says the instructions that come with the kits can be a bit confusing, but there are a number of easy-to-follow videos available online. The kit he used had papers cut in three-inch squares, but you can also find kits with papers cut in two-inch squares. “The smaller papers will make much shorter, lighter strands,” McLendon says. “The larger papers make larger cranes that assemble into much longer, heavier strands.”The cranes will be on display in the Marston Center until at least Easter. Visitors are welcome to stop by during normal hours to view them at 677 Woodland Square Loop SE, in the second floor lobby. The Marston Center is home to approximately 45 health and wellness practitioners, including chiropractic care, mental health counselling, Jin Shin Jyutsu, massage therapy, coaching and acupuncture. To explore the full array of practitioners, visit the Marston Center website.last_img read more

New lifeguard station placed on Carrickfinn beach welcomed

first_imgThe Carrickfinn Beach lifeguard station has been relocated in time for the remainder of the summer holidays, a Donegal County Councillor has confirmed. Concern was raised over the positioning of the lifeguard station previously due to its location on an EU designated site.Cllr Michael Mac Giolla Easbuig told Donegal Daily that the structure had now been placed on an engineered frame of bespoke design, allowing the lifeguards a good view of the beach, sea, and bathers. He said: “I am delighted that the council have decided to act on this and place the lifeguard station in an appropriate position because it makes it safe for everyone involved.“The old hut was damaging the numerous sand dunes and erosion through the fresh cabin tidy and this new station will not affect the numerous sand dunes at all.“But there has been a number of issues with the beach over the last couples of years and I have been very much proactive on these issues and it is certainly encouraging to see the council go-ahead with the project, it was much needed for this community.” Disabled parking space has also been developed at the beach car park, but Cllr Mac Giolla Easbuig said there was plenty more to be done to improve the blue flag beach and other beaches across west Donegal.He continued: “What we need on beaches that other regularly used by the public are water taps so that the public can wash off when they have finished using them.“And the lack of dog waste bins is also a huge problem because everyone deserves to use the facility especially now in the summertime and in the good weather.“It is these simple things that can improve our beaches and I get these requests all of the time as a local councillor and so it was good to see the council moving on these issues.”New lifeguard station placed on Carrickfinn beach welcomed was last modified: July 8th, 2019 by Shaun KeenanShare this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pocket (Opens in new window)Click to share on Telegram (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)Click to share on Skype (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window)last_img read more

2010 will unite Africa

first_imgYvonne Johnston, CEO of the International Marketing Council of South Africa (IMC) candidly confessed that what keeps her awake at night is concern about the next World Cup hosts. ”They’ll find it very hard to beat the standard that we are going to set.”Johnston was discussing the positive outcomes she was expecting for South Africa and the continent in the run-up to, and beyond, the 2010 FIFA World Cup at the second 2010 National Communication Partnership Conference at the Sandton Convention Centre in Johannesburg yesterday.Johnston said that the 2006 World Cup had positive outcomes for the German economy – investment and tourism, and thus employment were boosted. The same will undoubtedly happen in Africa.Very important is the “global airtime Africa takes up in people’s headspace over a concentrated period of time”. If we have clear, consistent messaging, this will lead to a change in perceptions and mobilise people behind a common cause.And that common cause will create unity.This year’s Communication Partnership Conference, themed “Africa’s time has come”, brought together over 350 marketers, communicators and other interested stakeholders from across Africa to discuss how to create a new and lasting impression of Africa that will encourage foreign investment and a global mind-change about the continent.The Partnership includes communicators from government, business and civil society working together to take advantage of the marketing opportunity presented by the 2010 World Cup for the country and the continent.Johnston stressed the need for an alignment of messaging which will assist in creating a greater marketing impact. In particular, she urged African communicators to use the world spotlight on South Africa and Africa to profile the “majesty, spirit, energy and successes of Africa”.She concluded by saying:” We must contextualise and balance the African story. We must take control of our narrative. We must all entrench one message.”Download Yvonne Johnston’s full presentation…[PDF: 2 MB]ENDSIssued by: Meropa CommunicationsOn behalf of: International Marketing Council of South Africa (IMC)For more information, please contact:Claire Taylor: 011 772 1000/ 072 341 [email protected] Dlamini: 011 772 1000// 082 686 [email protected] Theys: 083 444 4755last_img read more

Alleviate compaction to reduce yield losses

first_imgShare Facebook Twitter Google + LinkedIn Pinterest By Matt Hutcheson, CCA, Product Manager, Seed Consultants, Inc.As a result of the wet spring weather there was a great deal of variability in corn and soybean fields in 2019. Early rainy weather caused wet soil conditions early in the growing season, flooded areas of fields, and resulted in fields that had to be replanted. Although in many cases the saturated soil conditions stunted crop growth, in some cases compaction is to blame. Field work this spring when soils were too wet or “marginal” created yield-limiting shallow compaction, smearing of the seed furrow, etc.In the 2012-01 issue of the C.O.R.N. Newsletter Randall Reader and Alan Sundermeier state that “Years of OSU Extension research on Hoytville silty clay loam showed that through compaction, 10% to 15% of the potential crop yield was being left in the field.” Horizontal root development and poor root development in general are indications of soil compaction. Sidewall compaction greatly limited root growth in some fields this year. Crop growth problems above ground such as stunting or Sudden Death Syndrome in soybeans can also be clues that compaction exists. In areas of fields where these symptoms existed this year, growers should determineif they have compaction and alleviate it when soil conditions allow for field work this fall or next spring.last_img read more

Meralco completes sweep of Star with OT win, returns to Finals

first_imgPBA IMAGESMeralco completed its dominance of Star in the PBA Governors’ Cup semifinals with a 91-88 overtime win in Game 3 Thursday at Smart Araneta Coliseum.The Bolts zoomed to an early lead in overtime with five unanswered points, holding the Hotshots scoreless for close to four minutesADVERTISEMENT Fire hits houses in Mandaluyong City Fire hits houses in Mandaluyong City But just when Meralco seemed poised to put the game beyond reach, Star kept its hopes alive when Mark Barroca managed to answer Cliff Hodge’s triple with 14 seconds left   to cut the Bolts lead to three, 91-88.Star then trapped Newsome on the inbounds play to force a jump ball with six seconds left in the game.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSWATCH: Drones light up sky in final leg of SEA Games torch runSPORTSSEA Games: Philippines picks up 1st win in men’s water poloSPORTSMalditas save PH from shutoutAlthough the Hotshots got the possession, Jio Jalalon could not get a proper shot over three Bolts as time expired.“I never expected a Star team to give up, a lot of credit goes to coach Chito [Victolero] for leading a team and fighting it out tonight,” said Meralco head coach Norman Black. “We really had to gut it out, it was a hard-fought victory for us but in the end it’s all worth it because we get to move to the championship round.”Star started the overtime period on a miserable pace missing its first seven shots before Rafi Reavis converted underneath with 31.9 seconds left in the game to cut the deficit to 88-85.Allen Durham filled the stat sheets for the Bolts with 24 points, 19 rebounds, and six assists while Hodge added 18 points and eight boards.Barroca had 21 points, 12 rebounds, and eight assists to lead the Bolts while Marc Pingris added 16 points and six boards.The Bolts now await the winner of the semifinals series between Ginebra and TNT in their return to the finals.ADVERTISEMENT BSP sees higher prices in November, but expects stronger peso, low rice costs to put up fight Read Next LATEST STORIES Frontrow holds fun run to raise funds for young cancer patients  Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. center_img Estrella repays Co’s trust as Mapua finds silver lining in lost season MOST READ Brace for potentially devastating typhoon approaching PH – NDRRMC Trending Articles PLAY LIST 00:50Trending Articles00:59Sports venues to be ready in time for SEA Games01:27Filipino athletes get grand send-off ahead of SEA Games01:37Protesters burn down Iran consulate in Najaf01:47Panelo casts doubts on Robredo’s drug war ‘discoveries’01:29Police teams find crossbows, bows in HK university01:35Panelo suggests discounted SEA Games tickets for students02:49Robredo: True leaders perform well despite having ‘uninspiring’ boss02:42PH underwater hockey team aims to make waves in SEA Games LOOK: Loisa Andalio, Ronnie Alonte unwind in Amanpulo for 3rd anniversary View comments Nonong Araneta re-elected as PFF president Typhoon Kammuri accelerates, gains strength en route to PHlast_img read more

Drop in draft blessing in disguise for Davon Potts as he joins Aces

first_imgDavon Potts was picked in the second round by Alaska in the 2017 PBA Rookie Draft. Photo by Tristan Tamayo/ INQUIRER.netProjected to be picked in the first round in the 2017 PBA Rookie Draft, Davon Potts shockingly fell to sixth place in second round into Alaska’s lap.Instead of sulk, the San Beda sniper is taking his drop in the draft in stride and looks at joining the Aces as a blessing in disguise.ADVERTISEMENT John Lloyd Cruz a dashing guest at Vhong Navarro’s wedding Potts and fifth overall pick Jeron Teng were the lone rookies selections by Aces in the annual draft proceedings and the two will be expected fill the shoes left by retirees Dondon Hontiveros and Tony dela Cruz.“Basically, Alaska’s picks were programmed on getting players of high value to them. They need rookies who can help them when it comes to offense, and we’ll try our best trying to fill those positions,” said Potss.Potts also likes the potential partnership with Teng and lead Alaska forward Calvin Abueva which can pose as a matchup nightmare for the opposing teams.“We can have a team which has some scary speed and power. We have a great mixture and I feel we kind of solidified our backcourt. I feel we could build a dynasty now,” he said.ADVERTISEMENT LATEST STORIES View comments DOJ chief: Sanchez case outcry a blessing in disguise that prompted GCTA review PLAY LIST 01:25DOJ chief: Sanchez case outcry a blessing in disguise that prompted GCTA review02:03DOH drafting order to lower prices of expensive medicines00:50Trending Articles01:37Protesters burn down Iran consulate in Najaf01:47Panelo casts doubts on Robredo’s drug war ‘discoveries’01:29Police teams find crossbows, bows in HK university01:35Panelo suggests discounted SEA Games tickets for students02:49Robredo: True leaders perform well despite having ‘uninspiring’ boss02:42PH underwater hockey team aims to make waves in SEA Games “It worked out pretty well because it opens a great opportunity for me to be in a franchise which treats its players like family,” he said. “I’m happy because I’m going to a team where I feel I can contribute.”Potts said that going into the draft day, he felt like Rain or Shine, Phoenix, and TNT had their eyes on him.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSWATCH: Drones light up sky in final leg of SEA Games torch runSPORTSSEA Games: Philippines picks up 1st win in men’s water poloSPORTSMalditas save PH from shutoutBut as the first round past him by and other names were called before him, he had a sense that Alaska will be the team to take him from the pool.“I knew something in my gut that I will go to Alaska. After certain teams passed on me, I knew me going to Alaska really made a lot of sense,” he said. QC cops nab robbery gang leader, cohort Stronger peso trims PH debt value to P7.9 trillion Kammuri turning to super typhoon less likely but possible — Pagasacenter_img Brace for potentially devastating typhoon approaching PH – NDRRMC MOST READ CPP denies ‘Ka Diego’ arrest caused ‘mass panic’ among S. Tagalog NPA Read Next Typhoon Kammuri accelerates, gains strength en route to PH Japan ex-PM Nakasone who boosted ties with US dies at 101 Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Amid skid, Cavaliers dress up for Halloween; LeBron is Pennywiselast_img read more