USC coasts to blowout win over Lehigh

first_imgThree days removed from an overtime nailbiter at Vanderbilt, the No. 10 USC men’s basketball team coasted to an 88-63 victory on their home court against Lehigh on Wednesday night.Junior forward Bennie Boatwright led the team with 19 points and 11 rebounds, his first double-double of the season and third of his career. Four of USC’s starters scored in double digits, and senior guard Jordan McLaughlin finished with 5 points, four rebounds, seven assists and three steals. Against Vanderbilt, McLaughlin scored 35; but on Wednesday, he showed his adaptability and USC showed its ability to win in various ways.“Jordan doesn’t care about scoring,” head coach Andy Enfield said. “He knows he can score, but our team needs him to be a playmaker, distributor and scorer when he has to (be) and he’s fine with that role.” While McLaughlin did not score prolifically, his seven assists catalyzed USC’s multi-pronged offense. The team assisted 24 of 33 field goals.“We all can shoot and we shared the ball,” sophomore guard Jonah Matthews said. “We showcased that tonight.”Mathews had his best game of the young season with 18 points and seven rebounds. He led the Trojans with four 3-pointers, and the team shot 12-of-26 from beyond the arc.Equally as impressive, the Trojans held Lehigh, a team that averages 30 three-point attempts per game, to 7-of-28 from downtown and 25-of-70 (35.7 percent from the floor. Lehigh’s two leading scorers, guards Kahron Ross and Lance Tejada, combined for 43 points; however, Enfield was impressed with his team’s backcourt defense. After switching Mathews to guard Ross in the second half, Ross scored only four points.This coming Sunday, the Trojans face their biggest test of non-conference play against No. 16 Texas A&M. Tip-off is at 7 p.m. at the Galen Center.last_img read more

John Cena: A quick look at the WWE star’s journey in life and the ring

first_img Written By 1 year ago Fast & Furious 9: John Cena and Vin Diesel’s heartwarming bonhomie John Cena, the second-highest-paid as per Forbes American all-star, is undoubtedly the most successful wrestler in the WWE history. Not only he is a wrestler but also a rapper, actor and a voiceover artist. With 13 WWE Championships, five US Championships and three Heavyweight Championships in his bag, here is what underlies in the making of a Champion. A quick peek into the legendary wrestler’s life. Read on the quick biography of the WWE starAlso Read: John Cena Spills The Beans On His Famous ‘You Can’t See Me’ TauntHustleJohn Cena hailed from a not so loved background by the audience and got really far in the career to be known as one of the most successful wrestlers in the game till date. His versatile career is seen as the epitome of any wrestler’s career can get. John has lived by the motto ‘Hustle, Loyalty, Respect’. John on several instances is seen promoting this three-word life lesson. Cena first ever appeared in the year 2000 where he priorly faced flak for bringing in a powerless debut. John Cena was first seen in a WWE format in 2002 against Kurt Angle in which he miserably lost according to IMDb. John never forgot his first motto ‘Hustle’. It took him two more years to witness a career-changing path. Cena won against the giant Big Show, however, he could not retain his streak. The following year was a combination of feuds and fights. Some loses and some wins, that’s what hustling is about.Also Read: CM Punk Recalls John Cena Rivalry, Says ‘enjoyed Working With Him’Loyalty leads to respect Loyalty towards fans and also enemies, Cena is known to have less technical skills in wrestling scuffles but gives his 100% to any match. Cena gets booed against a lot, but that doesn’t stop him from earning a win. John Cena has maintained his respect for the game guidelines and is one of the few wrestlers who do not go beyond the ring tactics. He was one of the few people who respected the seniors in the industry to lay the groundwork for the future generation. He tweeted about the death of legendary Jackie Fargo which many consider a sign of respect to the profession. He has also launched DVDs and a book named Hustle-Loyalty-Respect, with his life story and various downfalls of his journey. Also Read: Fast & Furious 9: John Cena And Vin Diesel’s Heartwarming Bonhomie”You can’t see me!””You can’t see me!” the famous hip hop track by John Cena and also a famous diss to his opponents has the most heartwarming story to it as mentioned in the book “Hustle-Loyalty-Respect”. It was the result of his brother’s suggestion as a joke. They were randomly sitting and discussing the track for his album. An innocent family discussion gave birth to the arguably the most famous taunt in the WWE format. WWE fans recognize John Cena’s appearances through his track and taunts. Also Read: Batista Gives A Savage Reply To Troll Who Mocked His Famous Chant 1 year ago CM Punk recalls John Cena rivalry, says ‘enjoyed working with him’ COMMENT WE RECOMMEND First Published: 30th September, 2019 15:00 IST SUBSCRIBE TO US LIVE TVcenter_img 11 months ago Roman Reigns hits back at detractors who doubted his illness 11 months ago John Cena spills the beans on his famous ‘You Can’t See Me’ Taunt WATCH US LIVE 11 months ago Batista gives a savage reply to troll who mocked his famous chant Shrishaila Bhandary Last Updated: 30th September, 2019 15:00 IST John Cena: A Quick Look At The WWE Star’s Journey In Life And The Ring John Cena is the most famous and common names associated with WWE. Do not miss out on his famous Hustle-Loyalty-Respect backstory. Read on to know more. FOLLOW USlast_img read more

Emery promises ‘new future’ for Arsenal

first_imgThe 46-year-old arrives in north London to take charge of a squad that went stale under his predecessor Arsene Wenger, who had failed to win the Premier League title since 2004.Arsenal finished sixth in the English top-flight this season, missing out on the Champions League for a second successive year, while trailing 37 points behind champions Manchester City.Wenger was forced out after losing his grip on an unbalanced squad and, while Emery said he will give his players a chance to impress, the former Paris Saint Germain boss made it clear he is willing to breathe life into a moribund club with new signings.“It’s a big challenge for me but I have worked also in other projects, big projects,” he told reporters.“This is a big team, with great players. We think we need change, little things, a few players.“I want to speak individually with all the players face to face.“It’s very important for the club, after two years outside the Champions League, to work to be the best team in the Premier League and also in the world.”Despite the daunting task facing him, Emery, who was allowed to leave French champions PSG at the end of the season, insisted his move to Arsenal is a great opportunity.“This is a big project and I am proud to be here and to work after Arsene Wenger,” he said.“In my career every year I grew up with new challenges. For me this challenge is a dream come true.”Emery, who won the domestic treble with PSG this season, is on a reported £6 million per year contract after convincing Arsenal’s board he was the right man to replace Wenger.He won the race ahead of seven other candidates thanks in part to his willingness to work with chief executive Ivan Gazidis, head of football relations Raul Sanllehi and head of recruitment Sven Mislintat.That trio are the new power-brokers at Arsenal and Emery was quick to praise his employers.“Thank you Ivan, Raul and Sven. The first meeting with Arsenal people was with those three who, after three hours, gave me a very good feeling for how we will work together and create a new future for Arsenal,” he said.– ‘Win together’ –Speaking in broken English, Emery paid tribute to Wenger, who departed with three Premier League titles and seven FA Cups in a reign that transformed English football.“Thank you Arsene Wenger for your legacy, he has reverence from all coaches in the world. I learned with him all the things in football,” Emery said.Wenger won the double in his first full season with Arsenal in 1997-98 — an achievement that might be beyond Emery given the rebuilding job facing him.Asked what he hoped to achieve next season, Emery said: “I think that’s about battling for every title, that’s something in Arsenal’s history and in my history as well. And I want that to continue.“I don’t promise today we will win but I can promise you we will work hard and we will work together.“We will transmit our emotion and we will fight for the objectives.”Key to his attempt to revitalise Arsenal will be bringing the best out of Mesut Ozil, the World Cup winning German playmaker who has often cut a diffident figure in his time with the Gunners.Emery, a three-time Europa League winner with Sevilla, called on Ozil to commit to the cause, saying: “He’s one of the biggest talents here and I want talented players here.“I want to spend time with him and all of the players – to speak to them about how inspired and excited I am to be here and for them to feel it too.“We all need to give 100 percent and that’s what I’m looking for from every player and myself.”Worringly for Arsenal fans, Emery has never won a match against Manchester City boss Pep Guardiola or Manchester United manager Jose Mourinho.“I’m thinking about the present and the future. In terms of my past experience, it has made me stronger today,” he said.“I’m excited to be here and fight against some top managers and some top teams.”0Shares0000(Visited 1 times, 1 visits today) 0Shares0000Unai Emery is the new Arsenal head coach © AFP/File / CHARLY TRIBALLEAULONDON, United Kingdom, May 23 – Unai Emery has warned Arsenal’s under-performing stars he won’t be afraid to wield the axe as he prepares for the challenge of creating a “new future” for the troubled Premier League side.Emery was unveiled as Arsenal’s first new manager in 22 years on Wednesday as the Spaniard faced the media at the Emirates Stadium.last_img read more