May 20, 2016 at 5:23 pm I am so proud of the Episcopal Church as it has become a place for ALL people. Our parish is sort of like the United Nations in that it has people from all over the globe. We are a congregation ministering to ALL> Video Tags Video: Mobile Loaves and Fishes Inaugural Diocesan Feast Day Celebrating Juneteenth San Francisco, CA (and livestream) June 19 @ 2 p.m. PT AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to PrintFriendlyPrintFriendlyShare to FacebookFacebookShare to TwitterTwitterShare to EmailEmailShare to MoreAddThis The Church Investment Group Commends the Taskforce on the Theology of Money on its report, The Theology of Money and Investing as Doing Theology Church Investment Group Rector Shreveport, LA Martha Richards says: Posted May 19, 2016 Rector Hopkinsville, KY Ya no son extranjeros: Un diálogo acerca de inmigración Una conversación de Zoom June 22 @ 7 p.m. ET Submit an Event Listing Associate Rector Columbus, GA TryTank Experimental Lab and York St. John University of England Launch Survey to Study the Impact of Covid-19 on the Episcopal Church TryTank Experimental Lab Rector Knoxville, TN Join the Episcopal Diocese of Texas in Celebrating the Pauli Murray Feast Online Worship Service June 27 Rector Washington, DC Seminary of the Southwest announces appointment of two new full time faculty members Seminary of the Southwest Virtual Celebration of the Jerusalem Princess Basma Center Zoom Conversation June 19 @ 12 p.m. ET Featured Events Rector Tampa, FL Rector (FT or PT) Indian River, MI Rector and Chaplain Eugene, OR An Evening with Presiding Bishop Curry and Iconographer Kelly Latimore Episcopal Migration Ministries via Zoom June 23 @ 6 p.m. ET Submit a Job Listing Director of Administration & Finance Atlanta, GA Missioner for Disaster Resilience Sacramento, CA Bishop Diocesan Springfield, IL Comments are closed. Featured Jobs & Calls Canon for Family Ministry Jackson, MS Submit a Press Release Episcopal Office of Public Affairs, Cathedral Dean Boise, ID Director of Music Morristown, NJ Episcopal Migration Ministries’ Virtual Prayer Vigil for World Refugee Day Facebook Live Prayer Vigil June 20 @ 7 p.m. ET Priest Associate or Director of Adult Ministries Greenville, SC Rector Smithfield, NC New Berrigan Book With Episcopal Roots Cascade Books Assistant/Associate Rector Washington, DC Assistant/Associate Rector Morristown, NJ Rector Albany, NY Assistant/Associate Priest Scottsdale, AZ Curate (Associate & Priest-in-Charge) Traverse City, MI Family Ministry Coordinator Baton Rouge, LA Rector Pittsburgh, PA Press Release Service Remember Holy Land Christians on Jerusalem Sunday, June 20 American Friends of the Episcopal Diocese of Jerusalem The Church Pension Fund Invests $20 Million in Impact Investment Fund Designed to Preserve Workforce Housing Communities Nationwide Church Pension Group Comments (1) Rector Martinsville, VA [Episcopal Church Office of Public Affairs press release] On Thursday, May 19, Thursdays at 2 will feature Mobile Loaves and Fishes, a food truck ministry in the Diocese of Rhode Island.Every Thursday at 2 pm Eastern, a new video illustrating the work of congregations and individuals will be posted on the Episcopal Church’s Facebook page here and YouTube Channel here.Produced by the Episcopal Church Office of Communications, other videos featured onThursdays at 2 include:• Re-membering and Re- Imagining, a report from the House of Bishops.• Double Down on Love, an original song from the Thad’s Band in Santa Monica, CA, Diocese of Los Angeles• The Slate Project, an Episcopal, Lutheran and Presbyterian congregation that exists online and in person.• The Rev. Canon Stephanie Spellers, Presiding Bishop’s Canon for Reconciliation and Evangelism, providing an update on recent church planting meetings.• The Rev. Scott Claasan of St Michael’s University Church reflecting on how music and surfing led him back to church.In production for future Thursdays at 2:• Church on the Square, an Episcopal and Lutheran church plant successfully celebrating its first year in Baltimore, MD.• The Abundant Table whose mission is to connect the land with spirituality and community in the Diocese of Los Angeles.For more information contact Collins at [email protected] Priest-in-Charge Lebanon, OH Rector Belleville, IL Rector Bath, NC Curate Diocese of Nebraska In-person Retreat: Thanksgiving Trinity Retreat Center (West Cornwall, CT) Nov. 24-28 Associate Priest for Pastoral Care New York, NY Rector Collierville, TN Course Director Jerusalem, Israel Youth Minister Lorton, VA Associate Rector for Family Ministries Anchorage, AK This Summer’s Anti-Racism Training Online Course (Diocese of New Jersey) June 18-July 16 Episcopal Charities of the Diocese of New York Hires Reverend Kevin W. VanHook, II as Executive Director Episcopal Charities of the Diocese of New York Rector/Priest in Charge (PT) Lisbon, ME
Engaged couples in Forsyth County are being sought for the pre-marital preparation and relationship enhancement program provided by University of Georgia Cooperative Extension and College of Family and Consumer Sciences. Couples can enroll for a series of six one-on-one sessions with a trained counselor or attend an all-day workshop. One-on-one sessions will be determined by the schedules of the participants and counselors. A day-long program, limited to 12 couples, is scheduled for March 20 at the Sharon Springs Community Building located at Sharon Springs Park. Registration for either option is $60, but couples who complete the program will qualify for a $35 discount on their marriage license. For more information, visit www.gamarriages.com or contact Michele Melton, Forsyth County FACS extension agent, at 770-887-2418 or [email protected]
Alexander: Dodgers-Padres is closer to a fair fight Alexander: Was there more to Pac-12 delay than health and safety? • Zlatan Ibrahimović said it after that game: “I enjoy when I play against them. I enjoy to play in this stadium. … The stadium is too small for me here, but I make the stadium bounce anyway. It looks awful big when I play here.”• Buckle up. LAFC and the Galaxy will be playing downtown Thursday night, win or go home in a Western Conference semifinal. LAFC finished 21 points ahead of the Galaxy in the standings, but the Galaxy is 2-0-3 in the two-year-old series. So there might be a bit of anxiety for the higher seed and its fans.• Ibrahimović has scored eight of the Galaxy’s 13 goals in the five matches, five of them in this year’s two meetings. And he has supplied enough bold talk, including the famous “Ferrari among Fiats” line from earlier this season, to power this derby almost by himself.• If this is indeed the end of the line here for Zlatan, who might be headed back to Europe, we’ll miss him. (LAFC probably won’t, but that’s another story.)[email protected]@Jim_Alexander on Twitter The world according to Jim:• If it weren’t for a certain someone who couldn’t manage his relief pitching effectively two Wednesdays ago, we might have been spending the days leading up to Tuesday evening debating if this is a baseball town or a basketball town.• Right now, of course, there is no debate. The World Series opens in Houston, but the center of attention in L.A. is Staples Center and the start of the season-long passion play involving the Lakers and Clippers, who play the first of their four scheduled regular-season meetings.• Is L.A. the basketball capital of the world, or at least of the NBA? You decide. ESPN’s NBA nerve center has been located in its L.A. Live studios for some time. But the networks who cover the NBA will spend an inordinate amount of time with L.A.’s teams – each of the four Lakers-Clippers meetings will air nationally, and combined the teams will account for 76 national games between ESPN, TNT, ABC and NBATV. (For those keeping score, the Lakers are scheduled for 42, the Clippers 38.) Moreover, a number of print and digital media outlets will have a full-time presence in L.A., or close to it. AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MOREUCLA alum Kenny Clark signs four-year contract extension with Packers• None of this changes the nature of fan support in SoCal, which remains heavily pro-Lakers. Legacy fans, you might call them. We could call it peculiar to the area, but as Turner Sports’ Stan Van Gundy pointed out, there’s a similar imbalance in New York between the Knicks and the Brooklyn Nets.• SoCal is sometimes strange in its allegiances, to be sure. The proportion of Dodgers fans to Angels fans is primarily geographical because the Angels are an Orange County franchise regardless of what Arte Moreno wants them to be called. The same is true of the Kings-Ducks relationship.• And in football … well, I hate to say it, and I know Chargers executives won’t like it, but didn’t it seem like there were at least as many people rooting for them in Nashville this past Sunday as there were in Carson the previous Sunday?• The process of rebuilding the fan bases of L.A.’s two NFL teams is difficult enough. Explain to me, then, why it makes sense for the schedule-makers to have both teams pretty much out of town for a huge block in the middle of the schedule.• This is, in part, due to the league’s insistence on regular-season international games, and the fact that both the Rams and Chargers have had to donate one home game each year to the effort to sell tickets and merchandise in England and Mexico. Yes, there are many facets to the desire to milk as much revenue out of the international audience as possible (and trust me, the NBA is discovering the complications in its dealings with China) Alexander: How will spectator sports look after COVID-19? Sparks pound Washington for third straight victory Alexander: Sparks’ Seimone Augustus is on point in first game against her old team • The view here, in the case of the NFL: If the league really had a clue about the uphill battle the Rams, and especially the Chargers, have in igniting civic passion and getting fans back on board, they’d make games here a priority as opposed to London and Mexico City.• Instead, the folks at 345 Park Avenue, the NFL’s corporate offices in Manhattan, figure a new stadium will solve all the problems. Memo to Roger Goodell and his lieutenants: Sometimes it does. Sometimes it doesn’t.• As a result, the Rams have a full month between Coliseum appearances, their next one a Nov. 17 Sunday night game against the Bears. The Chargers are home once in an eight-week span, Nov. 3 against the Packers (and guess who will be supplying the noise that day).• So yes, it’s a basketball town.• But is it maybe a little bit of heresy to say Lakers-Clippers isn’t the best L.A. rivalry this week? Not if you’re an MLS fan.• Remember when LAFC and the Galaxy played in late August, at Banc of California Stadium, and LAFC rallied from a 3-1 deficit to earn a tie? The second-year team was en route to the Supporters Shield as best regular-season team – even then it was evident they were the league’s dominant team – and the Galaxy was still battling for a spot in the postseason.Related Articles Newsroom GuidelinesNews TipsContact UsReport an Error
Science Now said that a “slightly embarrassing gap” in the fossil record has been filled by a find in Wyoming. The oldest known bird, Archaeopteryx was older than its presumed ancestors, the Maniraptorans, its closest dinosaurian relatives. A team near Thermopolis, Wyoming found a maniraptoran dating from about the same time as Archaeopteryx. This new fossil “begins to fill the time gap between bird fossils and their closest dinosaur relatives.” The team feels this supports the idea that flight evolved from the ground up. Another team thinks they have figured out the foot feathers on the strange Chinese fossil Microraptor gui (see 05/19/2003). MSNBC News reported that a Texas Tech team believes the foot feathers formed another flight surface, making the animal fly like a biplane. EurekAlert says the Wright Brothers have been upstaged. Sankar Chatterjee of the Texas Tech group remarked that “The biplane wing configuration was probably a very first experiment in nature,” paralleling the human design of flight. “It is intriguing to contemplate that perhaps avian flight, like aircraft evolution, went through a biplane stage before the monoplane was introduced,” said Chatterjee. “It seems likely that Microraptor invented the biplane 125 million years before the Wright 1903 Flyer.” These researchers feel it was unlikely Microraptor could have run along the ground with its foot feathers, and must have taken off from high branches. The team feels this supports the idea that flight evolved from the trees down.We don’t think that Wilbur and Orville would be flattered by the suggestion that their invention was the product of blind, unguided processes of evolution. Whatever Microraptor gui was, or how it lived, it was not an experiment. Chance does not do experiments. Humans sometimes do, but they more often stumble around in their own imaginations. Darwinists need to be more embarrassed. To call the gap before Archaeopteryx “slightly embarrassing” does not do justice to the degree of blushing we should be observing. Did this new maniraptoran fossil explain how the early bird, a strong flyer with completely modern feathers, arose from a grandpa its own age? Did the aboreans convince the cursorians by finding a fossil dinosaur leaping off a fossilized limb of a fossilized tree? (see Kevin Padian’s sarcasm, 05/19/2003). We may not be witnessing the evolution of flight, but we are amassing plenty of observations on the flightiness of evolution, both from the top down and the bottom up. We’ve even identified the species: cuckoo.(Visited 11 times, 1 visits today)FacebookTwitterPinterestSave分享0
The Nelson Mandela Bridge, with the license plates of cars blurred. An elephant in the Kruger National Park. The Toyota Prius with special StreetView camera on the roof.(Images: Google) MEDIA CONTACTS • Rishon ChimbozaAfrica Practice+27 11 022 6561RELATED ARTICLES • SA Google Earth layer is tops • Google Earth zooms in on SA • Google with South African flair • Google to pur Africa onlineJanine ErasmusGoogle Street View has finally gone live in South Africa – several weeks after its initial scheduled launch date, but still in time for the kick-off of the 2010 Fifa World Cup on 11 June. The country is the first on the continent to offer the Street View service.The search giant announced in September 2009 that South Africa would be its next destination for Street View, which is a component of Google Maps, appearing as the lowest zoom level.The technology offers a 360-degree horizontal and a 290-degree vertical panoramic view of the selected regions.Google South Africa’s country manager Stephen Newton said at the time that Street Views will contain geographic-related local information, allowing a user an all-around view of typical South African surroundings, from road signs to parks and buildings.“People will get a preview of what [the country] looks like in a real environment,” he said.Using trikes, similar to the old-fashioned ice-cream carts, and Toyota Prius cars fitted with rooftop cameras that take photos in all directions simultaneously, the Street View team travelled some 64 000km to collect images in Johannesburg, Pretoria, Cape Town, Port Elizabeth and Durban and 22 other towns around the country. The Prius was selected because of its environment-friendly characteristics and economical use of fuel.South Africa follows on the heels of the US, Japan, Taiwan, Australia, New Zealand, and some European and Scandinavian countries whose scenery is now available at street level and in 3D.Street View may be accessed from within the Google Earth application, or on the Google Maps website. Users with smartphones can also enter Street View through the mobile version of Google Maps.Popular attractionsIn Google Maps, the user will know when Street View images are available when the Pegman icon, found on top of the zoom bar at left, turns yellow.Pegman is the Google Maps Street View guide and is used to enter Street View simply by dragging it to a street. The mascot is also seen in a life-size version that appears in Google’s instruction videos.Users will not only be able to see street-level images captured in South Africa’s main cities, but a number of popular tourist attractions as well.These include the Wanderers cricket stadium and Nelson Mandela Bridge in Johannesburg; Chapman’s Peak Drive on the Cape peninsula; the Motlatse (formerly the Blyde River) Canyon in Mpumalanga province; big names from the Cape winelands such as Klein Constantia, Meerlust and Morgenster; and the world-renowned Kruger National Park.Football fans are in for a treat, as all 10 World Cup stadiums have been modelled in 3D, allowing fans to explore them from pitch level right to the top floors.Privacy concernsSome sources speculate that the delay was caused by concerns over privacy, but Google’s stance is that technical issues were the reason for the late roll-out.Although the image-capturing and processing technology automatically blurs faces and number plates, and only displays scenes of public property that are visible to anyone from the street, there were said to be invisible violations in the form of personal data collected from open wireless networks by the Google vehicles as they drove around. This has happened in other countries as well, and the issue is still under investigation.Although there have been instances where Street Maps has featured private roads, this was only done after getting permission.Tourism boostAccording to Google South Africa’s communications manager Julie Taylor, South Africans have reason to be excited about the new development. “They can now explore the country in new ways, whether a local neighbourhood or a coastal route they’ve never travelled along.”Taylor added that the local tourism industry will receive a huge boost as people are now able to view actual street scenes and famous attractions, especially with the World Cup just hours away from kick-off.Tourists will also be able to plan their trips more efficiently by familiarising themselves with their surroundings before they even set foot on South African soil. Once in the country, they will be able to navigate on their own, around the Street View cities, with ease.The Kruger National Park’s William Mabasa said: “Kruger is an iconic South African destination, and the launch of Street View in South Africa means that we can bring Kruger’s spectacular wildlife to even more people around the globe. In fact, our elephants are the first elephants ever on Street View!”The local real estate market, too, is said to be excited about the facility, as it will add a new dimension to their listings and will make it easier for house-hunters to find that perfect property. Businesses can enhance their websites by embedding the Street View code right into their pages.
“Hi Hansie.” Exactly 30 months ago, those secretly intercepted words began cricket’s most infamous conversation between a man yet to emerge from the obscurity of match-fixing and another who had the talent to turn a match on its head. Speaking over cell phones, Sanjiv Chawla and Hansie Cronje combined to,”Hi Hansie.” Exactly 30 months ago, those secretly intercepted words began cricket’s most infamous conversation between a man yet to emerge from the obscurity of match-fixing and another who had the talent to turn a match on its head.Speaking over cell phones, Sanjiv Chawla and Hansie Cronje combined to cast a shadow of doubt over the game forever. The Hansie case is forgotten, but the spectre of match-fixing is back. So it appears from the way the International Cricket Council (ICC) and its Anti-Corruption Unit (ACU) are going about their task in Sri Lanka.Somehow the ICC believes that corruption in cricket runs deep in the subcontinent; doesn’t matter if the South Africans and English authorities refused to cooperate in the original match-fixing investigations.FAIR-PLAY FORCE: ICC investigators are in Colombo as part of the council’s sizeable security operation teamThe crackdown in the Emerald Isles is unprecedented. The ICC Champions Trophy in Colombo – the biggest cricket tournament after the World Cup – has witnessed the most extensive and intensive security operation with all ACU members and regional security officers turning up. The chief of the ACU, Lord Paul Condon, a former commissioner of the London Metropolitan Police, was scheduled to fly in late last week, ICC spokesman Brendan Mc Clements told INDIA TODAY “Our brief is simple: to see that the players are safe and secure and there is no malpractice during the tournament.”One look at the entrance to the change rooms at the two venues for the Champions Trophy and it is clear that nothing has been left to chance. There is a line-up of mug shots on the photo board, belonging not to those whom the authorities want to keep out but to those who they want to let in. Lined up side by side are portraits of modern cricket’s good and great-one day it could be Sachin Tendulkar with his teammates, on another Sanath Jayasuriya.The purpose of the mug shots is to let players point to their pictures and get past submachinegun-toting security men should they be stopped from entering their dressing room. Close-circuit cameras maintain surveillance on human traffic in and out of the room. Inside the change rooms, big, bold “No Mobile Phones” signs are prominently displayed.Australian John Rhodes, ICC’s security manager for the Champions Trophy and the regional security officer for Australia and New Zealand, had also scripted the security plan for the Sydney Olympics in 2000. He says the photo boards and ACU contact numbers in the dressing-rooms “are going to be the norm for international cricket now”. Rhodes and his colleagues aim to build what one ACU officer calls a “sterile” corridor between players and bookmakers like Chawla.You see the security everywhere. The official team hotel, The Taj Samudra, uses four times its normal security staff to police the event and another 200 men from the Sri Lankan Government’s ministerial security division are on stand-by round the clock. Theoretically speaking, even if Chawla wanted he would not be able to speak to any player; all phone calls to the cricketers are being screened.advertisementMissing InformationClick here to EnlargeThe effort to sever cricket’s dodgier connections is real. The ACU has started briefing sides in private on a regular basis. It is learnt that Lord Condon met the Indians on their tour of England this year and told them his unit was convinced there were still three current international players who were giving inside information to bookies.Two matches in the Champions Trophy both featuring Pakistan, have come up for ACU’s scrutiny. The first, publicised on air by commentator and former England captain Tony Greig, against Sri Lanka was put under the cosh because of the run-out of Yousuf Youhana. The Pakistani was run out by the length of the pitch without scoring. Youhana was recently sent home from a one-day series in Kenya on disciplinary grounds and then rejoined the team for the Colombo tournament.The other incident being looked into is the hit-wicket dismissal of Inzamam-ul-Haq in the tri-series in Morocco. In that match against South Africa, the Pakistanis needed runs at less than three an over with seven wickets in hand. Inzamam was in complete control until he hit a six over midwicket’s head in the 42nd over off rookie spinner Justin Ontong and then – as the ball took a couple of seconds to fly over the fielder – lost his balance and trod on the stumps. Pakistan went on to lose the match.The ACU has files on all international players with suspect credentials and the one on a Pakistani is reportedly said to be” four times” thicker than any other international cricketer’s, ACU Chief Investigator Jeff Rees recently told an English newspaper that his unit had interviews and reports with players and officials on file that could make “your hair stand on end”.Another match under the scanner is rumoured to have raked in bets of $ 2 million (Rs 9.7 crore). One “exotic” bet, according to intelligence inputs, was that the highest scorer in the Holland innings when they played Pakistan in the Champions Trophy round robin would be the extras. It may be pure coincidence but the scoreboard did show that the extras conceded were 33; the next highest scorer was not-out batsman Roland Lefebvre with 32.The stepped-up security checks and surveillance in Sri Lanka are a prelude to the big event – the cricket World Cup in South Africa next year. Now if only the ICC would do something about the original case.-with Sayantan Chakravartyadvertisement
Oklahoma City Thunder guard Russell Westbrook, right, passes the ball in front ofOrlando Magic center Nikola Vucevic (9) during the first half of an NBA basketball game in Oklahoma City, Tuesday, Feb. 5, 2019. (AP Photo/Sue Ogrocki)OKLAHOMA CITY — Russell Westbrook is on another one of those runs.The dynamic point guard had 16 points, 16 assists and 15 rebounds in his seventh straight triple-double, and the Oklahoma City Thunder beat the Orlando Magic 132-122 on Tuesday night.ADVERTISEMENT ‘We are too hospitable,’ says Sotto amid SEA Games woes ‘We are too hospitable,’ says Sotto amid SEA Games woes Westbrook clinched his triple-double on a rebound with 3:33 left in the third quarter. His overall play sparked a 29-10 run that put the Thunder back in front for good. Oklahoma City led 98-92 at the end of the third quarter after making 15 of 24 shots in the period.“We were getting busted the first half,” Thunder guard Terrance Ferguson said. “We just came together, started being aggressive, started making plays.”A steal and 3-pointer by Terrence Ross cut Oklahoma City’s lead to 128-122 with 31 seconds to play, but the Thunder held on.Clifford said the Magic simply stopped doing what was working.“We just — I don’t want to say we revert back or whatever, but we don’t always just stay with it,” he said. “When you’ve got a way to play, especially against a team as good as them, you’ve got to stay with it.”TIP-INSMagic: Reserve center Mo Bamba is out indefinitely with a stress fracture in his left leg. … Gordon was called for a technical in the fourth quarter. … Gordon fouled out with 36.6 seconds left. … Fournier fouled out with 29.6 seconds to play.Thunder: Westbrook was called for a technical foul in the first quarter. Coach Billy Donovan was called for one in the second. … Oklahoma City is 14-6 this season when Westbrook gets a triple-double.STAT LINESGeorge scored at least 37 points for the fifth straight game. He is averaging 38.4 points in those contests and has made 31 of 64 3-pointers in that span. Private companies step in to help SEA Games hosting Oil plant explodes in Pampanga town Evan Fournier scored 25 points for the Magic, and Aaron Gordon added 18 points and 10 assists.The Magic committed 29 fouls and had two players foul out. George made 15 of 16 free throws.“Well, I think the biggest thing that I’ll watch on the film is the fouling,” Magic coach Steve Clifford said. “We’re on the road, we score 122 — and that’s with playing a really poor third quarter period. But I thought we played three good quarters, but we’re not disciplined enough when people are driving the ball.”Orlando led 69-62 at halftime behind 15 points from Gordon and 58 percent shooting as a team. George scored 18 in the first half for the Thunder.Orlando stretched its lead to 79-67 early in the third quarter, causing the Thunder to call a timeout. Oklahoma City came back strong in a two-minute span. A lob from George to Grant for a two-handed jam cut Orlando’s lead to 81-78, and the Magic called a timeout.ADVERTISEMENT US judge bars Trump’s health insurance rule for immigrants PDEA chief backs Robredo in revealing ‘discoveries’ on drug war View comments Grace Poe files bill to protect govt teachers from malicious accusations Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. HE SAID ITFerguson on Westbrook: “He’s a floor general. He sees everything. He gets everyone involved. You need to stop him to stop us, and that’s hard to guard, especially when he’s in the attack mode like that.”UP NEXTThe Magic play at the Minnesota Timberwolves on Thursday.The Thunder host the Memphis Grizzlies on Thursday.Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Westbrook matched the longest triple-double streak of his career with his 20th of the season and No. 124 overall. He is averaging 20.0 points, 13.2 rebounds and 14.4 assists during the streak, and the Thunder are 6-1 during that span.With Westbrook leading the way, Oklahoma City is averaging 124.6 points in its last seven games.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSPrivate companies step in to help SEA Games hostingSPORTSUrgent reply from Philippine football chiefSPORTSPalace wants Cayetano’s PHISGOC Foundation probed over corruption charges“He is definitely the reason for that,” said Paul George, who scored 39 points against Orlando. “He is the reason we have had the highest (offensive) months in Thunder history. I cannot say enough for the credit he deserves for our offense being at the level it is at.”Dennis Schroder scored 20 points and Jerami Grant had 19 to help the Thunder win for the eighth time in nine games. 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 LATEST STORIES Blake Griffin stars as Pistons hand Knicks 14th straight loss SEA Games hosting troubles anger Duterte MOST READ
Junior midfielder Turner Evans (5) watches the ball during a game against Marquette Feb. 22 at the Woody Hayes Athletic Center. OSU won, 11-7.Credit: Brett Amadon / Lantern reporterThe struggle to piece wins together continues for the Ohio State men’s lacrosse team.The Buckeyes (1-5, 0-0) dropped their third straight game early in the season after falling to No. 9 Denver, 9-5, Saturday.Playing as non-conference opponents for the first time since before 1998, freshman midfielder John Kelly opened up the scoring after recording his first career goal on an assist from junior midfielder David Planning, who led the Buckeyes with a career-high three goals and four points.However, Denver responded quickly as freshman attackman Zach Miller scored his first of five goals just more than a minute later.After two more goals put the Pioneers up 3-1, the Buckeyes used a man-up goal from Planning as well as a goal from freshman attackman J.T. Blubaugh to tie the game at three before halftime.Junior midfielder Jesse King, who leads OSU in scoring with 22 points on the year, recorded the assist on Blubaugh’s goal to extend his point streak to 29 games.The teams traded goals coming out of the break, but Denver used a five-goal run to seize a 9-4 lead late in the fourth quarter.Planning scored the fifth goal for the Buckeyes off an assist from Kelly, but OSU — who was stymied for much of the second half — could not draw any closer as the Pioneers closed out the victory.This was the second consecutive game the Buckeyes were limited to five goals, after they fell to Hofstra, 7-5, March 8.Offensively, the Pioneers were led by Miller, who finished with a career-best seven points on five goals and two assists. Senior midfielder Jeremy Noble, who was drafted sixth overall in January’s Major League Lacrosse Draft by the Denver Outlaws, had three points (one goal, two assists) on the night.OSU senior goaltender Dutton made six saves for the Buckeyes.OSU is scheduled to return home next week for its first of three straight games in Columbus, set to take on ECAC opponent Bellarmine (4-2, 0-2).