Morning Wrap: Full coverage from Lakers-Clippers thriller; Angels, Dodgers going in different directions; Whicker pays tribute to legendary Mike Gillespie

first_imgClippers reporter Mirjam Swanson wrote about how the two teams joined together for a moment of unity and protest, and columnist Jim Alexander writes how L.A. fans might feel a little robbed not having the Hallway game or the playoffs a few months ago in Staples Center — but it was still entertaining. FOUR: Columnist Mark Whicker writes a wonderful tribute for Mike Gillespi, who played and coached baseball at USC, passing away recently at 78. Whicker writes: “The four stages go like this: Middle age, old age, “Hey, you look good,” and legend. When Mike Gillespie took off the uniform, he was 78. The breakthroughs and the heartbreaks were sprawled behind him, on roadsides.”Whicker: Mike Gillespie’s fun and fire spanned baseball generationsFIVE: Baldwin Park football and soccer player Jorge Lizarraga, 18, had just graduated and thought of joining the army or playing sports for a community college, his coaches say. But on Wednesday, Lizarraga died in a horrific car accident, and his coaches and friend who was with him that day, speak of how quick life can be taken away, and what a fun person he was. Students, friends and his family held a vigil on Thursday near the scene of the accident.PreviousFriends, teammates and the community join for a vigil in memory of Baldwin Park football and soccer player, Jorge Lizarraga, at the intersection of Baldwin Park Blvd. and La Rica Ave. on Thursday July 30, 2020. Lizarraga died in a car accident at the center divider Wednesday night. (Photo by Keith Durflinger, Contributing Photographer)Jorge Lizarraga, 18, who played varsity football and soccer at Baldwin Park High School, died in a July 30, 2020 crash on Baldwin Park Boulevard in Baldwin Park. A second man was also killed in the collision. (Photo courtesy of Baldwin Park High School)Candles are lit in memory of Baldwin Park football and soccer player, Jorge Lizarraga, at the intersection of Baldwin Park Blvd. and La Rica Ave. on Thursday July 30, 2020. Lizarraga died in a car accident at the center divider Wednesday night. (Photo by Keith Durflinger, Contributing Photographer) SoundThe gallery will resume insecondsSoccer players gather for a vigil in memory of Baldwin Park football and soccer player, Jorge Lizarraga, at the intersection of Baldwin Park Blvd. and La Rica Ave. on Thursday July 30, 2020. Lizarraga died in a car accident at the center divider Wednesday night. (Photo by Keith Durflinger, Contributing Photographer)Friends, teammates and the community join for a vigil in memory of Baldwin Park football and soccer player, Jorge Lizarraga, at the intersection of Baldwin Park Blvd. and La Rica Ave. on Thursday July 30, 2020. Lizarraga died in a car accident at the center divider Wednesday night. (Photo by Keith Durflinger, Contributing Photographer)Friends, teammates and the community join for a vigil in memory of Baldwin Park football and soccer player, Jorge Lizarraga, at the intersection of Baldwin Park Blvd. and La Rica Ave. on Thursday July 30, 2020. Lizarraga died in a car accident at the center divider Wednesday night. (Photo by Keith Durflinger, Contributing Photographer)Soccer teammates place candles in memory of Baldwin Park football and soccer player, Jorge Lizarraga, at the intersection of Baldwin Park Blvd. and La Rica Ave. on Thursday July 30, 2020. Lizarraga died in a car accident at the center divider Wednesday night. (Photo by Keith Durflinger, Contributing Photographer)Friends, teammates and the community join for a vigil in memory of Baldwin Park football and soccer player, Jorge Lizarraga, at the intersection of Baldwin Park Blvd. and La Rica Ave. on Thursday July 30, 2020. Lizarraga died in a car accident at the center divider Wednesday night. (Photo by Keith Durflinger, Contributing Photographer)Friends, teammates and the community join for a vigil in memory of Baldwin Park football and soccer player, Jorge Lizarraga, at the intersection of Baldwin Park Blvd. and La Rica Ave. on Thursday July 30, 2020. Lizarraga died in a car accident at the center divider Wednesday night. (Photo by Keith Durflinger, Contributing Photographer)Friends, teammates and the community join for a vigil in memory of Baldwin Park football and soccer player, Jorge Lizarraga, at the intersection of Baldwin Park Blvd. and La Rica Ave. on Thursday July 30, 2020. Lizarraga died in a car accident at the center divider Wednesday night. (Photo by Keith Durflinger, Contributing Photographer)Friends, teammates and the community join for a vigil in memory of Baldwin Park football and soccer player, Jorge Lizarraga, at the intersection of Baldwin Park Blvd. and La Rica Ave. on Thursday July 30, 2020. Lizarraga died in a car accident at the center divider Wednesday night. (Photo by Keith Durflinger, Contributing Photographer)Friends, teammates and the community join for a vigil in memory of Baldwin Park football and soccer player, Jorge Lizarraga, at the intersection of Baldwin Park Blvd. and La Rica Ave. on Thursday July 30, 2020. Lizarraga died in a car accident at the center divider Wednesday night. (Photo by Keith Durflinger, Contributing Photographer)Friends, teammates and the community join for a vigil in memory of Baldwin Park football and soccer player, Jorge Lizarraga, at the intersection of Baldwin Park Blvd. and La Rica Ave. on Thursday July 30, 2020. Lizarraga died in a car accident at the center divider Wednesday night. (Photo by Keith Durflinger, Contributing Photographer)Jorge Lizarraga, 18, who played varsity football and soccer at Baldwin Park High School, died in a July 30, 2020 crash on Baldwin Park Boulevard in Baldwin Park. A second man was also killed in the collision. (Photo courtesy of Baldwin Park High School)NextShow Caption1 of 12Jorge Lizarraga, 18, who played varsity football and soccer at Baldwin Park High School, died in a July 30, 2020 crash on Baldwin Park Boulevard in Baldwin Park. A second man was also killed in the collision. (Photo courtesy of Baldwin Park High School)ExpandWant more sports news from the Southern California News Group delivered to your inbox? Sign up for our newsletters here. THREE: A.J. Pollock brought some power with a two-run homer and a double, and the Dodgers came away with a 6-3 victory over Arizona for their third straight win after sweeping Houston two straight. For Pollock, it’s been quite a journey.Reporter J.P. Hoornstra writes: One week after spring training was suspended due to the coronavirus pandemic, Pollock began what he called a “wild ride.” His daughter, Maddi Mae, was born prematurely. In June, he tested positive for COVID-19. It wasn’t until last Saturday that his daughter was allowed to come home, 128 days into her young life. The Morning Wrap shares the day’s top five sports stories from our reporters at the Southern California Newspaper Group.  ONE: The Lakers and Clippers opener in Orlando to restart the NBA was what everyone expected, a slugfest that came down to a last second shot, the Clippers’ Paul George missing a game-winning 3-pointer, allowing the Lakers to walk off with a 103-101 victory, writes Kyle Goon.center_img TWO: With slugger Mike Trout out on maternity leave, the Angels slow start in the 60-game sprint continued in an 8-5 loss to the Seattle Mariners, writes Jeff Fletcher, the Angels’ fifth loss in their first first seven games. Newsroom GuidelinesNews TipsContact UsReport an Errorlast_img read more

Help wanted for Sumner County Road and Bridge Department

first_imgConstruction I- II-III – Road & Bridge, $8.75 – $21.02 per hour Non-exemptHigh school diploma or GED equivalent.  Must obtain and maintain a valid class “A” Commercial Driver’s License within three (3) months of employment.  2-5 years of construction and /or road maintenance work experience required or a comparable combination of education and experience. Much of the work is done outdoors in adverse weather conditions.  Successful applicant will be drug tested.Apply online at www.HRePartners.com  Applications close 02/20/2015.  Job description available, contact Sumner County Clerk’s Office, ph 620 326 3395. EOElast_img read more

Fatih Terim and the vice president of the club, positive for COVID-19

first_imgFootball in Turkey was slow to stop, but pressure from the footballers forced a smart decision to be made that will surely avoid further risk of spread.“I hope everything improves. Thank God I’m fine, I feel fine. I would like to thank those who are calling and sending text messages, receiving their support makes us strong, “said the club’s vice president who meets his respective isolation.Galatasaray confirmed that both the leader and his wife are going through their sixth day of isolation and the symptoms have gradually decreased. Albayrak was key for Falcao’s arrival to the Turkish team, the vice president traveled to Monaco to close the negotiation and accompanied the Tiger on his trip to Istanbul to be introduced.Galatasaray’s top two rivals in Turkey, Fenerbahce and Besiktas, sent a message of support for the team’s vice president, demonstrating the solidarity that must be maintained in the face of this situation, which already claims more than 15 deaths worldwide. The Galatasaray coach, Fatih Terim, he announced on one of his social networks that he has tested positive for coronavirus. “Based on the results of tests conducted today, my COVID-19 result was positive. I am in good hands at the hospital. Don’t worry, “was the message the legendary 66-year-old Turkish coach wrote.It is not the only bad news in the Galatasaray environment. In the last hours since club vice president Abdurrahim Albayrak and his wife Şükran Albayrak., also underwent a positive coronavirus test. The two continue to recover from home without needing to be hospitalized. In Turkey, the pandemic has more than 1,200 co-signed cases and 30 deaths. last_img read more