Big punchers in big showdown

first_imgTwo hard-hitting Jamaican boxers, Ramel ‘Sub Zero’ Lewis and Michael Gardener, will clash tonight in the first quarter-final bout of the Wray and Nephew 2016 Contender series at the Chinese Benevolent Association auditorium. The tournament that started on March 10 with 16 boxers, has now been whittled down to eight and the winners in this segment will all be guaranteed one of the top financial prizes. These are $2 million to the champion, $500,000 to the runner-up, $250,000 for third place and $200,000 for fourth. Lewis is a veteran of the Contender series and reached the finals as a welterweight in 2012, where he lost to Donovan ‘Police’ Campbell. In his first appearance this year against Fard Muhammad, he showed touches of brilliance, but also the ill effects of a nearly two-year absence from the ring. He won that fight by technical knockout, when Muhammad, a veteran in Mixed Martial Arts, made his debut as a professional boxer. He caught Muhammad with some good punches, but took some himself and was wild at times. He has to improve a lot tonight if he is to win. He acknowledged his weaknesses after that fight and vowed to do better next time around. That next time is tonight and he will be going up against a formidable opponent. In his first fight in the competition, Gardener, who was making his professional debut, was composed going up against American Jose Guzman and his punishing body attacks allowed him to win by knockout in the second round. He is very confident for tonight’s fight and has promised more of what he produced against Guzman. Punching power and stamina will undoubtedly be the two main ingredients tonight and it is obvious that both men are coming into the fight in an attacking mode. It will only be over five rounds, but that will be plenty of time for both men to put their boxing skills and punching power on display. Spectators should therefore have a lot to cheer about, for as long as the fight lasts. The programme starts at 8:30 p.m. and the main bout, which will be broadcast live on TVJ, is scheduled for 9:30.last_img read more

As L.A. falls, Phoenix rises

first_img“Nothing slipped away when you lose a game like that,” Lakers coach Phil Jackson said. “They played a 48-minute game and we played a 36-minute game.” Bryant scored 28 of his game-high 39 points in the first half, but missed nine of 10 shots in the fourth quarter. The Lakers scored only 10 points in the final period and shot 19 percent from the field. The Suns, emboldened by a third-quarter offensive turnaround, came into the final period trailing by three but then dominated all facets of the game. The Suns scored only 21points in the fourth quarter but got the job done by harassing Bryant on every possession and getting back to their run-and-gun offensive roots. “Tempo, tempo, tempo,” Lakers forward Lamar Odom said. “We can’t play at their tempo. We won’t get any good looks offensively and we had the ball shoved down our throats. It was like a football game where you see a team run it and run it and run it until they score, and that’s what they did.” Leandro Barbosa, who scored 26 points off the bench to lead the Suns, scored the first five points of the fourth quarter to give Phoenix a 79-77 lead, the Suns’ first lead since midway through the first period. The Suns wouldn’t trail again. The Lakers missed 13 of their first 15 shots in the fourth quarter and had their fate sealed when Bryant missed a 3-pointer with the Lakers trailing 93-87 in the final minute. Kwame Brown, expected to be a big factor in the series, didn’t fare well. Brown had fourpoints and seven rebounds in 27 minutes while Suns center Amare Stoudemire had 23points and 12 rebounds. Odom totaled 17 points and 16 rebounds, but no other Laker had more points than Luke Walton’s 10. “We were a lot more determined and focused, I think, in the first half,” Walton said. “I don’t know what it was (in the second half) but we just kept letting them run the ball out and offensively, our missed shots gave them a chance to run. We’re confident that we can play with these guys and get wins, but if we play like we did in the second half, it’s not going to happen.” As poorly as the second half went for the Lakers, the first two quarters couldn’t have been better. The Lakers kept the Suns’ offense in control and led 23-18 after one quarter. Bryant scored the Lakers’ final 15 points of the first half and did all the damage in an 11-2 run that gave the Lakers a 48-39 lead at the break. Then the third quarter began. The Lakers kept the lead – and built it to 12 points on Brown’s layup three minutes into the period – but the comeback seeds had already been planted by the Suns, who got the Lakers to play the type of up-tempo style that carried the Suns to 61 regular-season victories. Barbosa scored 10 of his team-high 26 points in the third quarter, including a 31-foot 3-pointer at the buzzer to pull the Suns within three points heading into the final period. The Suns, who totaled just 39 points in the first half, outscored the Lakers 35-29 in the third quarter. Gone were the stagnant Suns, the ones who never found a rhythm in the first half. Also gone by the fourth quarter, at least figuratively, was Bryant, who disputed Jackson’s assertion that he ran out of gas. “I was fine,” Bryant said. “We didn’t execute like we did in that first half. So, as a consequence, my touches became a lot harder. When they were doubling and tripling me in the first half we did a good job of picking off the ball and I was able to catch it and operate. In the second half, we got away from that.” They also got away from their plan of making Steve Nash score, rather than set up teammates. It worked well in the first quarter as Nash had only one assist, but Nash finished with 20points and 10 assists. “I don’t know what you can attribute the offensive struggles to,” Nash said, “but that’s something I don’t think will be a factor very long. … We need to give (the Lakers) credit, because they played with a lot of energy, but it was good the way we were mentally, hung in there and relied on our defense.” The Lakers have now lost four consecutive playoff games, all to the Suns. rich.hammond@dailynews.com (818) 713-3611160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set! PHOENIX – The only thing more shocking than the collapse was what preceded it. After a season of strife, sixmonths of bickering and limping, poor defending and losing, the Lakers put it all together in the first half Sunday afternoon and put themselves within reach of a stunning victory. But then the Phoenix Suns – at least the version of them that is widely recognized – took the court. Suddenly, instead of a sputtering half-court offense, the Suns ran the floor with confidence, just when Kobe Bryant ran out of gas. The Lakers, expected to be a footnote to the Suns’ championship run, put up a fight but faded in a 95-87 loss in Game 1 of the first-round series in front of 18,422 at US Airways Center. last_img read more

Sterling hits back at critics after not starting Estonia clash due to fatigue

first_img1 Raheem Sterling in action for England England forward Raheem Sterling has hit back at his critics after failing to start the Euro 2016 qualifying victory over Estonia due to fatigue, saying: “Excuse me for being human.”The Liverpool youngster was used as a second-half substitute in Tallinn, which England won 1-0, after manager Roy Hodgson revealed the player was tired.The Three Lions chief said Sterling, 19, who is regarded as one of the team’s key players, had complained of fatigue on the eve of the match.That prompted considerable debate, with Sterling himself receiving critical messages on Twitter.The player responded by tweeting: “Now listening too.. Excuse me for being human?? omw home.”last_img read more

Watch: Trevor Noah, new host of the Daily Show

first_imgSouth African comedian Trevor Noah is to replace the legendary Jon Stewart as host of the US Daily Show when Stewart steps down later this year after 15 years. The news has surprised many, with Noah having made only three appearances on Comedy Central network’s flagship late-night satirical show. Trevor Noah will be the new host of The Daily Show in the US after Jon Stewart retires later this year. (Image: press.cc.com)• US TV debut for Trevor Noah • The South African who dresses the walkers • Nelson Mandela in film • Be good brand ambassadors for South Africa • ‘Don’t underestimate South Africans’ Melissa JavanThe Daily Show announced yesterday that South African comedian Trevor Noah will take over from Jon Stewart when the latter retires later this year. Noah made his debut on the the Emmy and Peabody award-winning Comedy Central flagship show in December 2015, and so far has appeared only three times.Reaction to the news took over social media across the world yesterday. We bring some you the best responses – and video of Noah’s best performances.“Trevor Noah is an enormous talent,” Comedy Central president Michele Ganeless said in a statement. “He has an insightful and unique point of view, and most importantly, is wickedly funny. For the next host of the Daily Show, we set out to find a fresh voice who can speak to our audience with a keen take on the events of the day, and we found that in Trevor. He has a huge international following and is poised to explode here in America, and we are thrilled to have him join Comedy Central.”On Twitter, Noah paid tribute to Stewart, who has hosted the Daily Show for 15 years.No-one can replace Jon Stewart. But together with the amazing team at The Daily Show, we will continue to make this the best damn news show!— Trevor Noah (@Trevornoah) March 30, 2015 Watch Noah’s debut on the Daily Show with Jon Stewart: Another of Noah’s contributions to the show: Noah discusses his background in comedy, in a Comedy Central interview: Fans of South Africa’s best comedy export – local and international – soon took to Twitter to voice their delight. Thank you president Obama pic.twitter.com/PgFJCCyRTa— Chris Rock (@chrisrock) March 30, 2015 Very proud of you Trevor and thank you on behalf of my son and daughter @Trevornoah #WeWereAlmostGreat — IG : TfromtheV(@TumiMolekane) March 30, 2015 Comrade Hlaudi must broadcast The Daily Show on free to air channel. The masses of our people need to see Comrade @Trevornoah in action— Ranjeni Munusamy (@RanjeniM) March 30, 2015 Well. The man set the bar, raised it at every turn and now, well, hayino words. Hats and weaves off to Trevor Noah. Dayum! ??????— TumiMorake(@tumi_morake) March 30, 2015 Congratulations @Trevornoah – South Africans are proud of you. Good luck. @lead_sa pic.twitter.com/PQMJMobP7G— Yusuf Abramjee (@Abramjee) March 30, 2015 Noah is known not to be afraid of controversial issues. Here he discusses the Ebola epidemic: Noah in action at the Apollo in London: Noah roasts Steve Hofmeyr and others on Comedy Central: He tells CNN how he prepares for comedy: Noah shares his views on South African politicians Helen Zille and Julius Malema:last_img read more

Why The World Needs Business Intelligence Apps

first_imgGuest author Dr. Rado Kotorov is chief innovation officer at Information Builders.The challenge of making business intelligence (BI) easier to use and more pervasive has been widely debated for the last five years. During that time, BI has stalled at an estimated penetration of between 10% and 20% of enterprise users. Every year sees a new analytical technology, a new analytical tool, a new process that promises more analytical power to the business analysts, but none of them have been able to move the needle toward widespread adoption, or “consumerization” of BI.How Many Business Analysts Do We Really Need?But is it reasonable to expect more tools for the business analysts to increase Business Intelligence’s enterprise penetration? How many business analysts does a business really need?Instead, we should be thinking about delivering BI to operational employees, suppliers and partners. For every business analyst, there are thousands of other employees who could benefit from the timely information BI can provide. To jump beyond BI’s current adoption rate, the needs and skills of those stakeholders must drive BI’s technology and the usability considerations.Apple vs. Microsoft And Apps vs. ToolsWhen we look at BI through the eyes of end-users as well as business analysts, we can see two different approaches centered on two different philosophies, roughly comparable to the differing philosophies of Apple and Microsoft. While Microsoft has always tailored itself to the business world, Apple aimed its software to the consumer, creating an epic battle between tools and apps.Microsoft offers a relatively limited set of tools packed into its Office productivity suite. They were designed to satisfy every business need. But of Excel’s approximately 30,000 different functions, guess how many the average Excel user utilizes? Most use less than 5%. Only a few know how to use Pivot tables, and IT departments have to build thousands of macros to simplify Excel templates.Apple, meanwhile, created an app store with 500,000 mostly single-purpose apps designed to meet the broadest possible set of wants and needs, many of which you didn¹t even know you had!When asked whose paradigm is better, the vast majority of BI stakeholders would likely agree that their end-users would prefer apps over tools.Fighting Functionality OverloadThis is because knowledge workers suffer not only from information overload, but also from functionality overload. End-users are not analysts. When individuals need to check the weather, they do not perform a detailed analysis of the weather patterns. They trust what the weather app says. Similarly, business users want apps that deliver them the trusted information they need to do their jobs.From this perspective, the consumerization of BI can only be driven by technologies that turn the classic enterprise BI portal into a BI app store, where end users can go and select targeted, specific apps that address their concrete questions.Two Kinds Of BI ToolsOf course, the simplicity of end-user info apps should be complemented with higher-end tools to help professional analysts learn to perform new and more complex analyses and derive even better business insights.Rather than striving to turn end-users into analysts, we have to give those users info apps that let them focus on their primary job skills. And vice versa: Rather than making simplistic BI tools for analysts, let’s help them learn new methods and methodologies to maximize the insights they can derive. Analysts are coping with new data sources, new types of data and new forms of interaction with consumers, all of which provide plenty of opportunities for analysis, but also requires significant skills development.How to “consumerize” Business Intelligence may not yet be completely clear, but one thing is certain: It’s pretty clear that a one-size-fits-all approach won’t do the job. BI-related apps could meet the varying needs of end-users more efficiently than the all-encompassing tools analysts require, and help make BI a core part of enterprise decision making.Lead image courtesy of Shutterstock. Massive Non-Desk Workforce is an Opportunity fo… 3 Areas of Your Business that Need Tech Now Tags:#Analysis#analytics#business applications#business software rado kotorovcenter_img Related Posts Cognitive Automation is the Immediate Future of… IT + Project Management: A Love Affairlast_img read more

Yahoo’s Username Recycling Gets Rolling

first_imgRelated Posts A Comprehensive Guide to a Content Audit readwrite The Dos and Don’ts of Brand Awareness Videos Guide to Performing Bulk Email Verificationcenter_img Yahoo has begun reassigning old, unused usernames to new users who placed requests on a Yahoo wishlist earlier this summer. Users will receive an email if they received one of their top five choices. If not, Yahoo will put them on a new watchlist for those who didn’t get their preferred name choice but would like to in the future.The watchlist allows users to monitor up to five preferred usernames for the next three years. It’s free for people who signed up for the original wishlist, and costs $1.99 for new users. Facebook is Becoming Less Personal and More Pro… Tags:#now#Usernames#Yahoo last_img read more

Far Eastern U, San Beda gain top spots

first_imgNATO’s aging eye in the sky to get a last overhaul LATEST STORIES The Red Spikers looked headed for a trouble-free debut after dominating the Lady Engineers in the first two quarters. But they sputtered in the third, enabling the TIP tossers to steal the set on deuce points.Soltones and Kath Villegas have played their last season with the Lady Stags.Soltones actually helped on the bench as part of Roger Gorayeb’s coaching staff but the Lady Tamaraws, responding to new coach George Pascua, proved too strong for the Lady Stags.“The important thing was we were able to maximize everyone’s potential,” said Pascua, who recently took over from Shaq delos Santos.San Sebastian put a gutsy stand in the second set but Pons and Basas stepped up their attack before the Lady Tams reasserted their might in the third with Pons’ last ace wrapping up the one-sided match.ADVERTISEMENT San Beda edges Lyceum, gains NCAA chess Final Four Celebrity chef Gary Rhodes dies at 59 with wife by his side Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. View comments Trump signs bills in support of Hong Kong protesters Robredo should’ve resigned as drug czar after lack of trust issue – Panelo Celine Domingo and Jeanette Villareal also combined for 17 hits for FEU.The Lady Stags scored 24 attack points but yielded 21 points off miscues.Nikka Dalisay paced San Sebastian with 10 points while Daurene Santos and Joyce Sta. Rita combined for 12 points for the Recto-based squad.Earlier, fancied National University whipped San Beda, 25-15, 25-16, 25-18, to join opening day winners La Salle and University of Santo Tomas in the men’s division of the league backed by Mikasa and Asics.Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Nextcenter_img MOST READ “We played as a team and that made it a lot easier for us,” said Pons.It was an all-Lady Tamaraws show right from the start as they imposed their will upfront and pounced on the erratic Lady Stags, who sorely missed the services of former ace hitter and many-time NCAA Most Valuable Player Soltones.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSSEA Games: Biñan football stadium stands out in preparedness, completionSPORTSPrivate companies step in to help SEA Games hostingSPORTSBoxers Pacquiao, Petecio torchbearers for SEA Games openingIn the second game, San Beda recovered from a third-set defeat and thwarted Technological Institute of the Philippines,25-13, 25-18, 25-27, 25-13, to join Arellano U in the Group B lead. Far Eastern University leaned on its veteran crew and clobbered a Grethcel Soltones-less San Sebastian College side, cruising to a 25-17, 25-21, 25-14 victory to gain a share of the Group A lead in the Premier Volleyball League Collegiate Conference at Filoil Flying V Centre in San Juan on Sunday.Bernadeth Pons fired 13 hits, including eight attack points and two aces, while Toni Rose Basas added 11 as the Lady Tamaraws matched the Ateneo Lady Eagles’ straight-set romp over the Jose Rizal U Lady Bombers in Saturday’s opener of the season-ending conference of the Sports Vision-organized league.ADVERTISEMENT 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 Celebrity chef Gary Rhodes dies at 59 with wife by his side Hotel says PH coach apologized for ‘kikiam for breakfast’ claim Lacson: SEA Games fund put in foundation like ‘Napoles case’ Ethel Booba on hotel’s clarification that ‘kikiam’ is ‘chicken sausage’: ‘Kung di pa pansinin, baka isipin nila ok lang’last_img read more

Lakhimpur case: HC directs UP govt to submit report on probe

first_imgThe Allahabad High Court on Wednesday directed the UP government to submit a status report on the CB-CID or any other agency probe into the murder of a 14-year-old girl in a police station in Lakhimpur district.The order was passed by a vacation division bench of justices S N Shukla and D K Arora on a PIL filed by a local lawyer seeking direction for a CBI probe into the case.The petitioner, while seeking a CBI probe into the incident, had also sought a direction for paying compensation of Rs 25 lakh to the victim’s family and deducting the compensation amount from the policemen concerned.He had also sought a direction for dismissal of the police personnel, whose name has come up in light.Appearing on behalf of the government, Advocate General Jyotindra Mishra submitted that the state government had already transferred the investigation into the case to CB-CID and the report was likely to be received in five days.The girl was found hanging from a tree inside the premises of Nighasan Police Station in Lakhimpur district on Friday.The victim’s mother in her complaint had alleged that the girl was raped and murdered after which 11 policemen were placed under suspension.While local police ruled out murder citing post mortem report, the state government has ordered a CB-CID probe into the incident.The second post mortem conducted by a panel of expert from Lucknow confirmed that the girl was strangulated, but ruled out rape.– With PTI inputsadvertisementFor more news on India, click here.For more news on Business, click here.For more news on Movies, click here.For more news on Sports, click here.last_img read more

Australian opener Simon Katich retires from T20s, not to play CLT20

first_imgAfter quitting Tests and ODIs, veteran Australian opener Simon Katich on Saturday bid goodbye to his Twenty20 career. He will not play in Champions League T20 in India.”It’s always difficult when it comes to making these sorts of decisions,” said Katich, who played 118 T20 games and scored 2483 runs at an average of 30.28 and a strike-rate of 126.61. Of these, only three appearances came for Australia.FILe – Captains Simon Katich of NSW Blues and Daren Ganga of Trinidad and Tobago pose for a photograph with the Champions League Twenty20 Trophy before the start of the final match at Rajiv Gandhi International Cricket Stadium, in Hyderabad. PTI PhotoThe 38-year-old, who quit first-class cricket in 2012, had captained Perth Scorchers to KFC Twenty20 Big Bash League title earlier this year, making the team eligible to play in the CLT20, scheduled from September 8 to 30 in India.”I’ve obviously been in a similar situation when I made the decision to retire from first-class cricket in Australia a few years ago. Having been through that before, it helped me understand the process a bit better and the more I thought about it, I felt the time was right.”I have a young family, I’ve had a great run and for my last game at the WACA, my home ground, to be a win in a successful (BBL) campaign; it’s the stuff you dream of. I’ll finish on a high and that was a big part of the reason I decided to pull up stumps,” PTI quoted him as adding.advertisementKatich said he made decision after much deliberation. “My decision certainly wasn’t for any reason other than I felt I’d had my time and now it’s the boys’ turn. The past three years have been outstanding at the Scorchers; we’ve been really consistent and getting to three finals, then getting over the line last year was very rewarding for everyone involved,” he said.”Justin, the coaching and support staff and all the players made the end of my playing years very memorable and very special. That’s something I’ll always be grateful for; to have finished at my home ground and in front of family and friends, with a great bunch of lads.”Katich played 56 Tests for Australia, averaging 45.03 for his 4188 runs. His 45 ODI appearances yielded 1324 runs for the country at an average of 35.78.Perth coach Justin Langer, a Test team-mate of Katich’s through the early 2000s, saluted his retiring champion. “Simon’s contribution to Western Australian and Australian cricket has been immense and, whilst I’m disappointed he’ll no longer play for the Scorchers, I respect his decision to move on,” Langer said.”As a person of extremely high integrity, I know ‘Katto’ has given this decision a lot of thought and I respect that he wants to finish his playing career as the captain of the triumphant Scorchers team last summer. I am glad he was able to retire on a high and where he started his illustrious career here at the WACA. In terms of leadership; there have been few stronger leaders in Western Australian cricket history,” said Langar.last_img read more

Copeland, Yale beat Harvard for Ivy League title, NCAA berth

first_imgMOVING UPThe win gives Jones 310 at Yale, tying him with Fran Dunphy (Penn) for second all-time in the Ivy League. He would need another 204 to catch former Princeton great Pete Carril.BIG PICTUREYale: The Bulldogs and Crimson were both 10-4 during the regular season, but the Bulldogs were playing as visitors on their home floor because of their two losses to Harvard during the regular season. .Harvard: Harvard came into the game 7-0 versus Ivy League Tournament teams this season, including that 2-0 record against Yale, the tiebreaker which earned the Crimson the top seed in the tournament. It also guarantees them a spot in the NIT.“I mentioned that to our kids,” Harvard coach Tommy Amaker said. “There’s still basketball for our program to participate in a national tournament. We’re proud of that.”UP NEXTYale: The Bulldogs, a No. 14 seed in the East Regional, will play No. 3 seed LSU on Thursday in Jacksonville, Florida.Harvard: The Crimson will visit Georgetown in the NIT on Wednesday. Trump tells impeachment jokes at annual turkey pardon event Yale hit four of its first six shots and jumped out to an 8-2 lead on a spinning layup by Jordan Brunner. The Bulldogs stretched that to double-digits when Brunner found Blake Reynolds (14 points) underneath for a layup that made it 29-19.But Aiken kept Harvard in the game. He hit six of his 10 shots in the first half and his three free throws gave the Crimson their first lead at 38-37.Yale, which shot 61 percent over the first 20 minutes, led 43-42 at halftime.Harvard came out strong after intermission and led 52-45 after a dunk by Kirkwood.“It’s a game of runs and we weren’t able theirs going down the stretch and ultimately that led them to get the victory,” Aiken said.Yale scored the next eight points, capped by a jumper from Oni, who picked up his fourth foul with more than 14 minutes left and played just 10 minutes after intermission.“I looked at the clock and I looked at the rest of the guys on the court and I said, ‘We’ve got to do it without him. We’ve got to hold it down until he can get back in the game,’” Copeland said.The Bulldogs kept the Crimson at bay after their big run and cut down the nets on their home court after winning basketball’s version of The Game.CHARITY AT HOMEYale hit 28 of its 30 foul shots in the game (93.3 percent) and Oni was 10 of 10 from the line. Harvard made 19 of 24 free throws. The Bulldogs will return to the NCAA Tournament for the first time since a memorable run that saw them beat Baylor in 2016. After that opening win, Yale then played Duke tough in a 71-64 loss.“It was nice to go as freshmen, but at the end of the day we realized we were just minor pieces in that,” senior Trey Phills said. “We really wanted to carry and lead a team, give these other guys the experience we had.”Bryce Aiken scored 38 points for Harvard and Noah Kirkwood added 19.Copeland was chosen the Ivy tournament’s most outstanding player. The senior guard, who had seven assists, scored eight points during Yale’s big run that turned a 59-58 deficit into a 73-59 lead.“He’s had a tremendous career and he stepped up big time for us tonight,” Yale coach James Jones said.Miye Oni, the Ivy League’s player of the year, spent most of the game in foul trouble, but added 17 points for Yale. Azar Swain had 15.ADVERTISEMENT Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next For the complete collegiate sports coverage including scores, schedules and stories, visit Inquirer Varsity. Colombia protesters vow new strike after talks hit snag Private companies step in to help SEA Games hosting MOST READ Yale’s Alex Copeland, center, celebrates with fans as teammate Trey Phills, left, looks on in the final minute of an NCAA college basketball game for the Ivy League championship against Harvard at Yale University in New Haven, Conn., Sunday, March 17, 2019, in New Haven, Conn. (AP Photo/Jessica Hill)NEW HAVEN, Conn. — Two thoughts kept running through Alex Copeland’s mind as his Yale team prepared to take on Harvard for the Ivy League championship and an NCAA berth.First, he couldn’t stop thinking about how hard he would cry if the Bulldogs lost on their home floor to their archrival in front of friends and family. Second, he couldn’t stop thinking about how hard he would cry if they won.ADVERTISEMENT Matt McQuaid, Cassius Winston lead Michigan State over Michigan PH underwater hockey team aims to make waves in SEA Games PLAY LIST 02:42PH 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 Games02:11Trump awards medals to Jon Voight, Alison Krauss View comments Google Philippines names new country director Miguel Romero Polo: Bamboo technology like no other The tears turned out to be happy ones.Copeland scored a season-high 25 points and Yale beat the Crimson 97-85 on Sunday for its second NCAA Tournament trip in four seasons.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSPrivate companies step in to help SEA Games hostingSPORTSPalace wants Cayetano’s PHISGOC Foundation probed over corruption chargesSPORTSSingapore latest to raise issue on SEA Games food, logisticsYale (22-7), which lost to Harvard (18-11) twice in the regular season, used a 15-0 burst in the second half to take control. The Bulldogs celebrated with their fans who poured onto the floor when it was over.“Visualizing those moments … it’s been going on for so, so long that to actually be here and to be talking about it sitting next to these guys feels so surreal and it just feels amazing,” Copeland said. Bloomberg: US would benefit from more, not fewer, immigrants Wintry storm delivers US travel woes before Thanksgiving Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. SEA Games hosting troubles anger Duterte LATEST STORIESlast_img read more