24 Sep
2020

Healthier Hot Chocolate Mix

first_imgIngredients1 cup powdered sugar1 cup cocoa powder¾ cup Splenda (or 18 packs)2 cups nonfat dry powdered milk¼ tsp saltDirectionsCombine all ingredients with a whisk.To enjoy, combine ½ cup mix with ¾ cup water.For festive topping ideas, try a crushed candy cane or marshmallowsPer serving:  120 calories, 1 g fat, 26 g carbohydrate, 6g proteinlast_img

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20 Sep
2020

Song hopes West Ham hit right notes

first_img Despite Arsenal’s formidable run of seven consecutive home victories in the Premier League, Song – who played for the Gunners between 2005 and 2012, before joining Barcelona – believes the Irons can repeat Monaco’s performance after the unfancied French side stunned the Emirates Stadium with a 3-1 Champions League victory last month. “I know this stadium very well and I know when you play with Arsenal it’s very hard, but I think Monaco is how you want to play when you play in the Emirates,” Song told the West Ham website, www.whufc.com. “The best thing to do is to try to be together, defend together very well and when you have the opportunity to go on the counter attack, you have to do it very well like Monaco did it. “If you want to go to Emirates and try to play you will not have any chance to win the game there because this stadium is very hard to play in. “You have to stay together very compact and not give them any room, then take the opportunity on the counter attack. “If we do this very well like Monaco did, then we can get a good result there.” Song, the 27-year-old on loan from Barcelona until the end of the season, feels the Irons can raise their game against Arsenal. “We have shown a lot of things this season as a team, especially when we play against teams at the highest level like Manchester City and Liverpool or Tottenham. We’ve done very well and we need to continue to improve in this way,” said Song, who stayed in London to work on his fitness while the rest of the squad were away at a warm-weather camp in Dubai. Midfielder Alex Song believes West Ham can follow Monaco’s example and keep his former club Arsenal subdued at the Emirates Stadium on Sunday. “We can play better and hopefully this game on Saturday will be a very good test for us. “It has been a long time since we won a game in the league, so we must try to come back and try to win or get one point there. “Everything is possible in football and we just need to keep believing and trying hard on the pitch.” Song maintains there can be no room for sentiment against his former club. “They are one part of my life and, because I went there when I was 17, I always say it is my family,” the former Cameroon international said. “I know this is a special game for me, but that is football and I have to take all the emotion out and just try to play my game, to play the best football I can to help the team to win.” The Hammers head across London looking to kickstart their Barclays Premier League campaign, having plummeted down to 10th place after no wins in the last six and back-to-back defeats. Arsenal, meanwhile, have surged back into the top four and are into the FA Cup semi-finals after beating Manchester United at Old Trafford on Monday night. Press Associationlast_img read more

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19 Sep
2020

Ashwin falls just short of 80-year-old record

first_imgINDIA’s Ravichandran Ashwin has become the second-fastest bowler in Test history to take 200 Test wickets, reaching the milestone on day four of the first Test against New Zealand.Ashwin claimed three wickets early in NZ’s second innings, moving to 200 Test wickets in just his 37th TestThe Indian spinner sits behind only Australia’s great legspinner Clarrie Grimmett, who still hold the record mark of 36 Tests, achieved in 1936.Australian paceman Dennis Lillee, Pakistan’s Waqar Younis (both with 200 wickets in 38 Tests) and South Africa’s Dale Steyn (39 Tests) are the only other players in history to reach 200 wickets in less than 40 Tests.Ashwin may well have joined Grimmett in reaching the milestone in 36 Tests had the fourth Test against the West Indies last month not been restricted to just 22 overs due to an unsatisfactory outfield in Trinidad and Tobago.Ashwin easily eclipsed the Indian record of the fastest to 200 wickets, beating the previous mark of 46 Tests held by fellow off-spinner Harbhajan SinghHaving claimed four wickets in New Zealand’s first innings, all members of the tourists’ top seven, Ashwin put the Black Caps on the back foot in their unlikely pursuit of 434 for victory in Kanpur.He had out-of-form opener Martin Guptill caught in close by Murali Vijay for a duck before trapping Tom Latham in front just four balls later.And after a long wait, including a close lbw shout and a dropped catch off his bowling, Ashwin trapped NZ skipper Kane Williamson in front for 25 to complete the record.Ashwin is the sixth-fastest to the 200-wicket milestone in terms of time taken, reaching the mark four years and 324 days since he made his debut on November 6, 2011.Australian Shane Warne remains the fastest to the 200-wicket mark from his debut, while legendary allrounder Kapil Dev remains the fastest Indian.It took Grimmett almost 11 years to reach the milestone.Of Ashwin’s 200 Test wickets to date, 133 have come from just 20 Tests on home soil, including 13 five-wicket hauls and three of ten for the match.FASTEST TO 200 TEST WICKETS (Tests played)36 Tests – Clarrie Grimmett (Australia)37 Tests – Ravichandran Ashwin (India)38 Tests – Dennis Lillee (Australia)38 Tests – Waqar Younis (Pakistan)39 Tests – Dale Steyn (South Africa)FASTEST TO 200 TEST WICKETS (Time from debut)Shane Warne (Australia) – 3y, 340d (42 Tests)Graeme Swann (England) – 3y, 348d (48 Tests)Ian Botham (England) – 4y, 30d (41 Tests)Kapil Dev (India) – 4y, 146d (50 Tests)Steve Harmison (England) – 4y, 303d (53 Tests)Ravichandran Ashwin (India) – 4y, 324d (37 Tests)last_img read more

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17 Sep
2020

USC frontcourt remains full of questions, potential

first_imgFollow us on Twitter @dailytrojan With the end of football season just around the corner, the Trojan faithful will now be turning their attention to the USC men’s basketball team.Athletic Director Pat Haden made a huge splash in April in hiring head coach Andy Enfield to replace the fired Kevin O’Neill and, hopefully, change the direction of the flailing basketball program.The move received mixed reviews, with some looking at the hire as a glorified publicity stunt for a program that has struggled to fill the Galen Center seats and others believing Enfield’s high-octane offense will translate well to the Pac-12.One thing is absolutely for certain, though — this USC basketball season will be one to watch.Senior center Omar Oraby shined at times last season, mostly coming off the bench in O’Neill’s slowed-down system, but seemed to struggle in critical moments. Still, his 7-foot-2 frame cannot be ignored in the bruising Pac-12, so fans should expect his minutes to increase, and for the Rice transfer to play a dominant role on this year’s squad.The Cairo, Egypt native averaged a respectable 6.3 points and 3.9 rebounds in just over 14 minutes per game. His real presence, however, was felt on the defensive end, where he averaged 1.5 blocks per contest.Though Oraby should enter the season as the Trojans’ starting center, questions remain about how he will fare in Enfield’s new offensive system.“I’ve been working in the offseason very hard on my conditioning and my quickness,” Oraby said. “My main focus was to get my conditioning better and to start and stay in the game as long as I can.”Oraby seems to be settled in as the team’s most dangerous low-post presence, but it is not clear who Enfield and his staff will select to join him in the frontcourt as the starter at power forward.Sophomore forward Strahinja  Gavrilovic seems to be the early favorite, as the Serbia native made some impressive strides this summer.Last season, Gavrilovic appeared in just six games, but has shown that he has a very potent inside-out game. His three-point range is especially intriguing, as it could make him a great tandem play with Oraby, who does most of his work deep in the post on the low block.“I like Coach Enfield’s system, especially because I’m prepared to run,” Gavrilovic said. “I like how he plays me in the four-spot. He wants me to spread the floor [and] to shoot threes. I have more opportunities here in this system.”In addition to Gavrilovic, a pair of freshman forwards in Roschon Prince and Nikola Jovanovic will also be given an opportunity early in the season to compete for minutes and potentially grab a starting spot.Prince comes to USC after an extremely heralded prep career that saw him earn the Gatorade High School Player of the Year award for the state of California as a senior. During his time at perennial powerhouse Long Beach Polytechnic High School, Prince established himself as an extremely aggressive player on both ends of the floor, and is expected to make an impact on the program for years to come.Whereas Prince excels at the dirty work inside the paint, Jovanovic prefers to utilize his quickness and technique to cause mismatches for opposing teams. At 6-foot-10, he will be taller than most of the power forwards who try to guard him, and he is already known as one of the better shooters on the team.“I like to score and rebound. Somehow I am always in the right place at the right time,” Jovanovic said. “I will shoot the three-point shot whenever I have a chance.”For now, Enfield might be coy about who he wants in his starting lineup, but one thing is for certain — he’s promising fun and excitement, and he wants the fans to come out and show support, regardless of who starts at forward or any other position.“I think our whole team is exciting,” Enfield said. “It’s going to be a lot of fun, so the student and fan experience should be awesome.”The Trojans’ season opener is  on Friday against Utah State in Logan, Utah. The team opens at home Nov. 12 against Cal State Northridge at the Galen Center.last_img read more

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19 Jan
2020

76ers rout Magic for fifth straight win

first_img“But after this game I kind of have a new goal. I want to get to 50 wins. We’ve got to keep pushing for that.”Embiid had 17 points and nine rebounds in just 20 minutes and the surging 76ers moved closer to a playoff berth with their fifth straight victory.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSGinebra beats Meralco again to capture PBA Governors’ Cup titleSPORTSTim Cone, Ginebra set their sights on elusive All-Filipino crownSPORTSAfter winning title, time for LA Tenorio to give back to Batangas folkErsan Ilyasova scored 18 points, leading six Philadelphia players in double figures as the 76ers (41-30) clinched their first non-losing season in six years. Robert Covington and Marco Belinelli added 15 points.Rodney Purvis came off the bench to score 19 points for the Magic, who have lost eight of nine and dropped to 21-51. Aaron Gordon, the only Orlando starter to score in double figures, had 10 points and 11 rebounds. Conor McGregor seeks to emerge from controversy in UFC comeback Simmons has nine triple-doubles. Only one player in NBA history has produced as many as 10 triple-doubles in his rookie season. Oscar Robertson had 26 triple-doubles in his rookie season of 1960-61.TIP-INS76ers: Their 41st win clinched their first .500 or better finish since 2011-12, the last time they were in the playoffs. … The five-game win streak is all against losing teams. The 76ers’ last eight wins have come over losing teams. . . . The 76ers are 18-0 when holding opponents under 100 points.Magic: F Jonathan Isaac, who missed 46 games of his rookie season due to an ankle injury, did not play because of a left foot sprain. … F Jonathon Simmons was out with a right wrist contusion.WE’RE NO. 4!Brown said his players understand what holding onto the fourth position would mean. “We’re aware of where we’re at and we’re adamant about holding onto fourth in the East,” Brown said. “We want to go into the playoffs in rhythm and trending in the form that can equate to a win in the playoffs.”UP NEXT76ers: Host Minnesota on Saturday night.Magic: Host Phoenix on Saturday night.Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Carpio hits red carpet treatment for China Coast Guard PLAY LIST 02:14Carpio hits red carpet treatment for China Coast Guard02:56NCRPO pledges to donate P3.5 million to victims of Taal eruption00:56Heavy rain brings some relief in Australia02:37Calm moments allow Taal folks some respite03:23Negosyo sa Tagaytay City, bagsak sa pag-aalboroto ng Bulkang Taal01:13Christian Standhardinger wins PBA Best Player award Judy Ann’s 1st project for 2020 is giving her a ‘stomachache’ Cabuyao City rising above the ashes through volunteerism Nadine Lustre’s phone stolen in Brazil Embiid and J.J. Redick combined for 10 points in a 12-0 run that left the 76ers with a 70-47 lead just before halftime.“I think our third period was the thing I was most impressed with,” said coach Brett Brown. “We knew with the lead we had built, to be able to maintain that sense of urgency and treat it as an opportunity to build on this lead, we can get some of our high-minute guys some rest.”The Magic’s last lead was 14-12 after Nikola Vucevic made a 3-pointer midway through the first quarter. Belinelli scored on an inbound pass play to tie it, then hit a jump shot to put the 76ers ahead to stay. They led by double figures after the first 15 minutes and by 35 at one point, making for another long night for Magic coach Frank Vogel.“We all understand the situation and it’s not a lot of fun to be part of, but we’ve got to compete,” he said. “We started the game that way, and I felt like we gave in and relented when they made their run. That’s why you saw the mass subs.”The 76ers played the fourth quarter without any starters for the second straight night, leaving Ben Simmons with six points, 11 rebounds and 10 assists.ADVERTISEMENT Scarlett Johansson, Sterling K. Brown among SAG Awards presenters Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew MOST READ Recto seeks to establish Taal rehab body to aid community, eruption victims In Liverpool, Man United sees the pain and path to recovery Despite late scare vs Fiji, Azkals get ‘good training session’ ahead of crucial match Philadelphia 76ers’ JJ Redick, center, looks to pass the ball as he gets between Orlando Magic’s Bismack Biyombo (11) and Arron Afflalo (4) during the first half of an NBA basketball game, Thursday, March 22, 2018, in Orlando, Fla. (AP Photo/John Raoux)ORLANDO, Fla. — The Philadelphia 76ers keep raising the bar.“After last night, knowing we were in fourth position, we wanted to come out and send a message and let everybody know we will go for the home court,” Joel Embiid said Thursday night after a 118-98 rout of the Orlando Magic.ADVERTISEMENT Jiro Manio arrested for stabbing man in Marikina Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. LATEST STORIES View commentslast_img read more

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