first_imgThe following incidents were reported in the USC Dept. of Public Safety incident report log between Thursday, Feb. 8, and Friday, Feb. 9. Crimes against propertyat 12:41 a.m. on Feb. 9, a suspect entered the carport area of  1229 37th Pl. and damaged the roof and hood area of the subject’s vehicle.At 11:06 p.m. on Feb. 8, a student left her briefcase and laptop computer unattended in the Elvon & Mabel Musick Law Building Library. When she returned, her briefcase and computer were gone.at 3:39 p.m. on Feb. 8, a suspect entered a victim’s unsecured residence at 2716 Menlo Ave. and removed a computer.at 2:16 p.m. on Feb. 8, a staff member reported damage to a university vehicle at the Center for Health Professions.At 2:15 p.m. on Feb. 8, a suspect entered an unsecured office in Stonier Hall and removed candy from a desk.Miscellaneous incidentsAt 1:25 A.m. on Feb. 9, a student was cited by LAPD for crossing against a “don’t walk” sign at Jefferson Avenue and Hoover Street.at 10:48 p.m. on Feb. 8, a student injured his knee while playing basketball in the Lyon Center. The student refused medical treatment and asked a friend to transport him to California Hospital for medical treatment.at 9:35 p.m. on Feb. 8, a student cut his finger on a door in the Ronald Tutor Campus Center when he opened it. He refused medical treatment and stated he would seek his own.at 8:25 p.m. on Feb. 8, a staff member was near the Blanche and Frank R. Seaver Student Residence Hall  when he fell onto concrete while running across a patch of shrubbery, causing a minor injury to his arm. He refused medical treatment.at 7:16 p.m. on Feb. 8, a student at Dean Barlett Cromwell Field refused medical treatment after injuring his ankle. The student said he would seek medical treatment from the student health center on a later date.at 3:50 p.m. on Feb. 8, a staff member in Town & Gown was transported to California Hospital after complaining of severe knee pain.at 3:21 p.m. on Feb. 8, a DPS officer was injured while detaining a suspect in Burger King.at 10:43 a.m. on Feb. 8, a staff member in the Ronald Tutor Campus Center felt faint and light-headed and had trouble speaking. She refused transport to a hospital and said she would seek her own medical care.At 9:49 a.m. on Feb. 8, a staff member in the Waite Phillips Hall of Education received a threatening email, but discovered it was a prank. The subject was not desirous of a police report.at 9:12 a.m. on Feb. 8, DPS responded to a complaint about a stairwell door in the Keck Hospital of USC blocked with water bottles.last_img read more


Alana O’Neill’s two goals lift Syracuse to first win of season

first_img Facebook Twitter Google+ Alana O’Neill scored twice to lift Syracuse (1-0-1) to a 2-0 victory over Delaware (0-2-0) on Sunday afternoon, SU’s first home game of the season. The win follows Friday’s draw against Colgate, where Syracuse outshot the Raiders 22-5 but was unable to come away with the win.“We didn’t play nearly as composed as we did today,” head coach Phil Wheddon said. “A win is great for your confidence and I thought it was a very convincing one as far as statistics go.”With the rain pouring down, the Orange dominated possession in the first half but was unable to capitalize with a goal. From the 24th to the 32nd minutes, Syracuse fired six shots but none slid past goalkeeper Kailyn Rekos. The junior tallied four saves in the first half to keep the Blue Hens competitive early on.Syracuse’s onslaught continued after the 32nd minute as Jessica Vigna attempted four corner kicks. The Delaware defense, however, held its ground until the end of the half. The Orange had totaled 10 shots and 11 corner kicks by the break but had nothing to show for it.Growing restless entering the second half, the Orange caught a break and was finally able to break the game open. In the 53rd minute Alex Lamontagne laid a beautiful cross which Alana O’Neill lasered into the net.AdvertisementThis is placeholder text“Our service into the box was fantastic and I thought we created a number of good chances,” Wheddon said. “Obviously you hope to get some good individual performances and I thought we had that today from three or four different people.”Syracuse continued to apply offensive pressure as it kept the ball in Delaware’s half. In the 70th minute, freshman Taylor Bennett’s shot hit the post, but O’Neill was there to knock it in for her second goal of the day. O’Neill replicated her performance from October 2014 against Boston College, where she led the Orange with two goals in a 3-0 victory. Her two goals today were her first since that match.Syracuse outshot Delaware 18-3 on the day. Junior goalkeeper Courtney Brosnan faced little action from the Blue Hens’s offense with just a single shot on goal. Outside of O’Neill’s two-goal afternoon, Lamontagne and freshman Sydney Brackett were active on the attack with four and three shots, respectively.“We’ve played four freshmen so far and the impact they’ve been having is fantastic,” Wheddon said. “I really like where we are at the moment.”Syracuse continues its four-game homestand against Army on Friday at 3 p.m. Comments Published on August 21, 2016 at 4:24 pm Contact Byron: [email protected]last_img read more


Lakers sink even lower with loss to lowly 76ers

first_imgThe Lakers scoff at the thought of tanking, the concept contradicting the fabric that defines the franchise’s championship cloth.But even if they’re trying to overachieve amid a season of diminished expectations, the Lakers’ 111-104 loss to the Philadelphia 76ers on Sunday at Staples Center showed they’re more likely to compete in April for lottery pingpong balls than any playoff berth.Of course, the Lakers (13-18) have over four months to prove otherwise in their 51 remaining games. But this stretch in the past week should have marked a time when they’d compile victories against sub.-500 opponents. At least to end the losing and climb upward in the Western Conference while Kobe Bryant (strained left knee), Steve Nash (nerve issues in back) Pau Gasol (upper respiratory infection) and Steve Blake (hyperextended right elbow) are all nursing injuries.Instead, the Lakers lost their fifth consecutive game and added another player to their injured reserve list. Forward Xavier Henry strained his right knee with 1:15 left in the first quarter, sat the rest of the game and will have an MRI taken today. WIth the Lakers fielding their 16th different starting lineup of the season, they lost in a different way. L.A. forward Shawne Williams missed a 26-foot three-pointer that could’ve tied the game with 18 seconds left. The Lakers inexplicably then took five more seconds before Jodie Meeks fouled Michael Carter Williams, who drained both free throws for a 109-104 cushion with 13 seconds remaining. To add insult to injury, Evan Turner concluded the game with a windmill dunk before quickly apologizing to the Lakers’ bench.Add up the Lakers’ 20 turnovers. Mix in Nick Young’s 26 points coinciding with a 6-of-21 clip and six turnovers. Sprinkle in some non-existent defense. And you have D’Antoni pleading optimism about the Lakers’ playoff chances despite sitting 13th in the Western Conference“We were seventh last year. We can’t think that way,” said D’Antoni, whose team closed out last season 28-12. “There’s no secret formula or sauce. We have to get some guys healthy and hope we stay fairly close.”Gasol sat out for the third time in the past five games, but the Lakers sounded optimistic he could play Tuesday against Milwaukee. “I hope to recover soon and be back on the floor again,” Gasol tweeted on Sunday, The Lakers’ backcourt, however, seems as flimsy as the team’s win total. “The biggest thing is keeping our guys’ heads up,” D’Antoni said. “I’m sure we’ll do that. They have a good spirit.”Moments later, D’Antoni walked into his office and had a closed-door meeting with Lakers general manager Mitch Kupchak, presumably to figure out what to make of the current mess. Newsroom GuidelinesNews TipsContact UsReport an Errorcenter_img “I just have faith everything will be OK,” said Henry, though he described the knee as “a little swollen.” “This is not the end of the world for me no matter what they say with the MRI,” Henry said. “It’s part of God’s plan and I can only ride it.”It wasn’t the Lakers’ plan to lose to the Sixers (9-21), who remain among the Eastern Conference’s worst teams, rank last in total defense (111.5 points) and entered the game with a pitiful 1-13 road record. Nor was it Mike D’Antoni’s plan to rely on Kendall Marshall after the Lakers plucked him from the Development League. But there Marshall was, posting eight points on 3-of-5 shooting, three assists and two turnovers in 17 minutes. D’Antoni said Marshall “played well,” a rousing compliment considering the dismissive tone about his lack of playing time beforehand.“I don’t think we’re at the point where we can experiment,” D’Antoni said. “We’re not going to lose games because I’m experimenting.”last_img read more