‘More to come!’: Jordan Clarkson can’t wait to suit up for Philippines again

first_imgJordan Clarkson just wrapped up his first tour of duty for the Philippines and he already can’t wait to do it again.Clarkson carried the basketball-crazy Philippines to fifth place in the 2018 Asian Games, the country’s best finish in 16 years, in an exceptional performance in the last four games.ADVERTISEMENT DepEd’s Taal challenge: 30K students displaced “Loved playing for coach, along with my teammates/brothers building bonds that will hold strong,” also said Clarkson, who plays for the Cleveland Cavaliers.While he may not be suiting up for the Philippines in the upcoming Fiba Asian Qualifiers with the schedule too close to the opening of NBA training camp, Clarkson looks confident this isn’t the last time he’s playing for the country.“More to come! Can’t wait for the next time I get to put the colors on. Laban Pilipinas! Puso!”ADVERTISEMENT “This experience was one I will never forget. So blessed to play for the country and represent the flag and the people!” said Clarkson in an Instagram post after the Philippines’ 109-55 rout of Syria Friday in Jakarta, Indonesia.He also addressed the Filipino crowd in attendance at the venue right after the game, thanking them for their support all throughout.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSGinebra beats Meralco again to capture PBA Governors’ Cup titleSPORTSJapeth Aguilar wins 1st PBA Finals MVP award for GinebraSPORTSTim Cone still willing to coach Gilas but admits decision won’t be ‘simple yes or no’It had taken a lot to finally get him in a Philippine jersey, but Clarkson showed everyone why he was worth the trouble.Averaging 26 points, five rebounds and 5.5 assists in the tournament, it was clear that the Fil-American guard went all out for the Philippines, his mother’s hometown. Judy Ann’s 1st project for 2020 is giving her a ‘stomachache’ Gretchen Barretto’s daughter Dominique graduates magna cum laude from California college 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 LATEST STORIES Scottie Thompson raring to play for Philippines anew MOST READ Peza offers relief to ecozone firms Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew Will you be the first P16 Billion Powerball jackpot winner from the Philippines? Gov’t in no rush to rescue animals in Taal ‘High crimes and misdemeanors’: Trump impeachment trial begins Palace OKs total deployment ban on Kuwait OFWs View commentslast_img read more

Liberia Still at Risk

first_imgLiberia may have been delivered from the grips of the Ebola virus disease (EVD), but the factors that led to the rapid spread still persist, the Chief Administrator of the Foya-Borma hospital, Francis Fordia, has said.Fordia, who has just returned from a medical conference in Sweden and Denmark, said until Liberians can begin to keep their surroundings clean, the risk of the rapid spread of infectious outbreaks is high.“The issue of hygiene is a serious problem in this country. Until we can begin to take hygiene seriously, we will continue to live at the mercy of God,” Mr. Forndia said.In an interview with the Daily Observer on Tuesday, Forndia, who faced the virus from the epicenter in Foya-where the first cases were reported, said the EVD can resurge or the country can be also invaded at any time by any other infectious disease with the same level of impact if Liberians do not change their hygiene habits.“Let us look at the impact that malaria has and the number of people who have died from what we consider a common sickness. This is all because we don’t want to clean our environments. A lot of dirty water sits around where we’re living, with mosquitoes breeding in front and behind the houses. People do not want to cut the grass around their houses and these (behaviors) are unacceptable,” he admonished.Monrovia has an endemic drainage problem that contributes to massive flooding in the city and its environs, he observed.“Students have to walk through water from their homes to get to their destinations. Some of this water runs from sewage systems around the communities. So walking in this kind of water exposes people to lot of sicknesses,” he lamented.“People will go out and spend the whole day in the streets and when they get home they will not wash their hands before eating. Do you know how terribly you are risking your life?” the Foya-Borma Administrator asked.Fordia also noted that government and its partners can build all the best health facilities in the country and equip them with the latest medical devices, but if Liberians do not change their approach to hygiene, they will continue to fall prey to diseases. Reflecting on his experiences in Europe, he said, “While in Sweden I did not see one piece of paper that was thrown in the street—nowhere did I see that. In every corner of the country I travelled, even the highways, they have standard garbage cans because you are not allowed to throw trash from your car out on the highways.”He further warned, “Though we are not like them, Liberians should begin to emulate those good lifestyles if they are to live in clean environments and avoid diseases.“This will also help us live longer as the Swedes are doing. What’s so extra about them? They are humans like us, but the difference is just our mindset which we need to change.”Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)last_img read more

Toward a 21st Century High School STEM Education in Liberia

first_imgRodney Bollie (rbollie@instituteofbasictechnology.org)After the more than 20 years of carnage that was the Liberian civil war, the Liberian educational infrastructure is still struggling to emerge. During the civil war most educators lost their lives, sought safety abroad or transitioned into relatively lucrative careers. The resulting gap created economic opportunities for people who stumbled into the teaching profession and consequently a further downward spiral. As if things were not already abysmal, successive governments continue to agonize about how to optimize the limited resources allotted to education. The cumulative effect is an educational system that severely lags within the sub region and by extension the rest of the world.The ensuing opinion is not meant to further belabor the issue neither lambast those career educators who continue to provide quality teaching under austere conditions. Rather, this will be an attempt at how everyone could work concertedly with these professionals at ameliorating the quality of the Liberian educational system. My proposal therefore is to focus on improving the quality of high school education from grades 10th through 12th.My use of the term educational system herein, refers specifically to primary through high school education. The daunting task of overhauling the educational system given the limited resources, requires triaging smartly and pragmatically. Put simply the quality of high school education should be prioritized, however not to the detriment of junior high and elementary education. Most high school students, if they haven’t already done so, are on the cusp of making key life decisions about college, pursuing a vocation, starting a family, etc.Liberia is a nation of approximately 4.5 million people with about sixty percent (60%) under the age of thirty (30), according to CIA.gov. The nation is disproportionately younger, six (6) out of every ten (10) persons are thirty (30) or under. Furthermore, a survey done by our institution of six (6) high schools in Monrovia, showed the average age of a high school student is twenty (20). The point here is that there is a relatively smaller and shrinking workforce compared to the untapped potential locked in high school. Moreover as the nation struggles to rebuild after over two (2) decades of devastation,  there is a need for a relatively quicker return on investment growing the workforce. These students need to be adequately prepared to transition into the workforce or thrive at the post-high school level. The mass failure of students seeking to enter the University of Liberia in the past few years figures prominently here. To their credit, the University system continues to get more resource infusion and collaborative international effort. Thus, reinforcing my opinion about why the spot light needs to be on the high schools.So then how do we address the quality in education? We must first invest in training our local educators and secondly build more communal learning facilities. In 2016, I was privileged to audit some classes at a local high school in an economically challenged community. These teachers incorporated cultural nuances that were integral to the students’ grasp of the subject. I bring this up to point out that the teachers are invaluable to the rebuilding process, their deficiencies notwithstanding.Most will suggest bringing in expats to fill the void. The government or any international partner would have to pay for such services as they come at a comparatively higher cost. In addition, the cultural nuances are not easily replicated if one is not native to a community regardless of how educated he/she may be. Those of us who were fortunate to study abroad can attest to this. Basically, culture does have an influence and must be considered. Moreover, local teachers are likely to have vested long-term interests in their communities.Periodic workshops with subject matter experts should be held at the end of each academic year for instructors to support their capacity building. Ideally a commissioned body within the Ministry of Education would oversee the logistics and costs of such training. The cost for public school educators could be defrayed by this body whereas private institutions could receive partial subsidies. All instructors would be required to maintain their certifications from these workshops.Secondly for the students, publicly accessible libraries and laboratories would be shared among institutions. Instead of requiring each school to have these facilities across the country, rather each district would have its own with the resources time shared among its schools. The brilliance of this model is that many students, regardless of their socioeconomic backgrounds, get to benefit.As a side note our organization, The Institute of Basic Technology, is currently experimenting with this model in Liberia and has been for an academic year. We provide access to state of the art, fully staffed, high school STEM labs to schools in the Sinkor area at absolutely no cost. With all six (6) schools sharing the facility at different times during the week, over four hundred (400) students are benefitting from hands on, interactive lab activities.In summary, I have argued that the Liberian educational system is not where it needs to be. Because the allotted educational resources are limited, there is a need to be pragmatic and prioritize improving the quality of education for grades 10th to 12th. This can be achieved by investing in training local educators and building shared facilities for high schools in various communities.Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)last_img read more

AFC threatens split from APNU

first_img…after Ramjattan rejected as PM candidate…AFC not only party in coalition Govt – GrangerThe Alliance For Change (AFC) has threatened to part ways with its coalition partner, A Partnership for National Unity (APNU), after its choice for prime ministerial candidate for the upcoming 2020 polls was reportedly rejected.Leader of the AFC, Khemraj RamjattanAFC and APNU, which form the current coalition Government, were in talks over the revision of the Cummingsburg Accord so that they could contest the elections again as a coalition. The Accord, which binds the two parties, states that the presidential position will be filled by the APNU while the prime ministerial position would be filled by the AFC.However, Treasurer of the AFC, Dominic Gaskin, stated at a press conference on Thursday that these negotiations have been stalled as the parties have since failed to reach a consensus on the prime ministerial candidate. While the AFC has moved to select Khemraj Ramjattan for that position, the APNU has shown little sign of support for this decision.President David GrangerCommenting on the matter, Gaskin indicated, “The AFC wishes to confirm reports that the negotiations of a revised Cummingsburg Accord between the two parties (have been) stalled due to a lack of consensus on this issue. The AFC finds it unacceptable that the matter of the presidential and prime ministerial candidates (has) been repeatedly deferred.”Gaskin, who has been part of the negotiations, said the deferral was unclear, and his party was not in agreement with reasons provided by its coalition partner. However, the idea of replacing Ramjattan is not up for debate.Gaskin hinted that the AFC’s selection of the prime ministerial candidate is that party’s condition for remaining in the coalition ahead of the approaching general and regional elections.“This was a decision taken by the highest decision-making forum of our party, and it is not up for debate; so it is almost a prerequisite for us entering into a coalition…“We don’t accept that any other entity or any other party shall tell us or dictate to us (whom) we should choose as our prime ministerial candidate,” the former Business Minister clarified.He added, “There were a number of reasons given why this matter needed to be deferred, none of which we accept or agree with…It wasn’t very clear with us on what basis the matter kept being deferred.”Meanwhile, the minority coalition party has also informed the APNU that until this stalemate is resolved, no other decision can be made on the Accord.“Our position is that we cannot have any further discussions on a revised Cummingsburg Accord until there is consensus on the positions of the presidential and prime ministerial candidates.”The APNU has thrown its support behind President David Granger to return as president for a second term. Asked whether the AFC would be willing to make a switch, Vice-Chair Cathy Hughes affirmed, “We’ve had a set process that chose a candidate. On what basis would we begin to re-examine our process that we hold important to the operations of the AFC? We don’t have a basis to change it. Why would we?”The AFC will be hosting its National Executive Committee meeting on November 2, 2019. There, executives are hoping to forge a definite position on the party’s “mode of participation” in the upcoming national and regional elections amidst these outcomes.That party has, however, renewed its commitment towards coalition politics here in Guyana. Though it has not been discussed, Gaskin stated, that party’s form of association shows it is willing to join with any other party.“We’re the Alliance for Change. I think we’ve always said that we’re here to form alliances for the benefit of Guyana, so we have no inherent opposition to forming alliances with anyone”.Hughes also mentioned, “The Alliance for Change is willing to work with anyone committed to the principles of constitutional reform and the creation of a more equitable Guyana, where everyone has an equal opportunity.”On October 3, Granger had said that Ramjattan has not been given the green light by APNU, and the prime ministerial candidacy would be determined after negotiations between the two parties. However, in an interview with new podcast INSIDE Sources, Granger on Thursday said the AFC is not the only party in the coalition Government. Granger also said during the podcast that he is open to recommendations from other parties within the coalition.“The President is the Chief Executive of the country, and I am open to recommendations from all of my parties, and it is my duty to give the country the best team of Ministers in order to accomplish the strategic objectives of the coalition,” Granger is quoted by podcast INSIDE Sources as saying.last_img read more

Community Court drops $400 tickets against boys

first_img“If they had been cited at 1 a.m. I doubt it would have been dismissed,” Scieke added. The boys had been studying together and took a break, videotaping stunts in a Valencia park across the street from the home where they had gathered. The citations are the first to be handled this way since the court was established in January. Nine curfew cases, out of 200 this year, have been sent to Community Court. Four hundred tickets were issued in 2006. 160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set! SANTA CLARITA – The city dropped the curfew tickets issued to five Valencia boys cited for playing after 10 p.m. in a neighborhood park during a break in a study session, officials said Monday. Of hundreds of $400 curfew tickets these were the first to be dropped, sheriff’s and city officials said. The action followed a Daily News story on the incident. In a 6-month-old Community Court program for first-time offender juveniles, a city official reviewed the cases and determined that the tickets did not need to go to court. “These kids were very honest and accepted responsibility and they were cited 10 minutes after 10 p.m.,” said community court coordinator Bob Scieke. last_img read more

Liverpool team news ahead of Burnley clash: Striker back on the bench

first_img Mario Balotelli 1 Liverpool have been boosted by the return of Mario Balotelli for the trip to Burnley, but he will have to be content with a place on the bench.Injuries and suspension mean the Italian has not played since November 8, but he will be held in reserve as Brendan Rodgers looks set to stick with a front three of Raheem Sterling, Adam Lallana and Philippe Coutinho.At the back, however, the Anfield boss is still struggling for options.Dejan Lovren and Glen Johnson (both groin) and Jon Flanagan (knee) are still not fit, while Joe Allen is also ruled out and Fabio Borini is unavailable following his red card against Arsenal last weekend.Will Liverpool continue their upturn in form against Burnley? Leave a comment below.last_img

ST JOHNSTON WOMAN SADDLES UP AGAIN AFTER 20 YEARS

first_imgMarina Hamilton at hom in her gallery.St Johnston woman Marina Hamilton will turn the clock back 20 years this month to fulfil a lifetime ambition – she is coming out of retirement to ride in a charity race at Fairyhouse.It will be the first time she has raced on what she calls a “proper track”. Marina spent more than 15 year riding on the horse and pony racing circuit and during that time she rode scores of winners including the Dingle Derby.Marina in her days as a jockey.She was also champion jockey. But she never made the jump to the professional ranks instead she opted to pursue a career as an Artist. “I came very close to becoming a full time jockey, I actually went to the Curragh and had a job lined up in a yard but when I got there I weighed things up and thought it was the wrong move. I went home and decided to stick to the art and I haven’t looked back since. I have no regrets but I did always want to ride at least once on a proper track. It has been on my bucket list and now I am getting a chance to do it,” said MarinaMarina secured a licence to ride in charity races after completing a series of tests in the Curragh last month. She is now all set to fulfil her life time ambition on February 21st when she rides in a charity race for Multiple Sclerosis at Fairyhouse in a Festival meeting.“It’s great to get the opportunity as I really thought the chance had passed me by. At 43 I will probably be one of the oldest jockeys in the race but I haven’t lost my competitive edge and I will be doing my best to win.”, she saysMarina’s chances have been helped by one of the country top trainers Willie McCreary. He is giving Marina a horse for the two mile flat race. “A good friend of mine Donal Diver from Trentagh now works for Willie and it was through that connection that I was able to get the horse. I have since rode out for Willie at his yard in the Curragh and was commissioned by him to do a painting of his top Grade one winning horse Feislona. I don’t know what horse yet I will be riding but his string are all top quality and I am really looking forward to it. I have three daughters now too and it will be the first time they will have seen be riding in a race “Marina has been raising money for Multiple Sclerosis ahead of the race in Fairyhouse and she has organised a table quiz at Arena 7 in Letterkenny on Thursday February 12th at 9pm and all support would be appreciated. ST JOHNSTON WOMAN SADDLES UP AGAIN AFTER 20 YEARS was last modified: February 6th, 2015 by StephenShare this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pocket (Opens in new window)Click to share on Telegram (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)Click to share on Skype (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window)last_img read more

DONEGAL VOLUNTEERS NEEDED TO HELP FORM ‘HUMAN SHAMROCK’ FOR WORLD RECORD ATTEMPT

first_imgMembers of the general public in Donegal are being invited to help form a ‘Giant Human Shamrock’ in an attempt to set a new world record.Organisers are hoping to raise funds and awareness for three Donegal charities. The event will be staged at the Letterkenny Institute of Technology on Saturday March 12th and starts at 2pm.Three years ago, students from Blackrock College and Willow Park in Dublin formed the world’s largest human shamrock with 850 participants – setting a new Guinness World Record.Now, a Letterkenny based committee is aiming to help break that record with ambitions of attracting over 1,500 people to take part.Paddy Delap told Donegal Daily, “We are going all out to set a new record here in Donegal but to do that we’ll need the support of the entire community. “We are asking sporting clubs to take part as well as schools and any other organisations. Every individual who comes along on the day can play their part in helping to break the record,” added the well-known local fundraiser.The three charities who will ultimately benefit from the event include ‘Let’s Get Talking Donegal, a community based counselling service offered at the Donegal Women’s Centre and at outreach centres, providing support for men and women over the age of 17;The Donegal Youth Service, a county wide organisation supporting young people aged between 5-25 to engage in activities and personal development programmes.And the Letterkenny Youth Club which offers support to school-going children while participating in group events and forming positive peer friendships.All of the money raised as a result of the human shamrock initiative will be divided between the three charities.Local businesses and other organisations have been invited to lend their backing to the event on March 12th. “Where possible, people can dress up in green for the occasion to give it a real shamrock feel but what’s more important is that the numbers turn out on the day,” said committee member, Mary Maguire.“We want as many as possible from all over the county to come along and help break the existing record.”The event is being organised under the banner of ‘Let’s Unite for Mental Health’ and there’ll be music and face-painting on the day to add to the family friendly initiative.Sponsorship cards are available from the organisers including Paddy Delap (086-3859696); Lorraine Thompson (074-9129630); and Paul Maguire (085-7401605). Donations will also be welcome on the day of the event.Other organising committee members include Olaide Anjorin and James Friel.DONEGAL VOLUNTEERS NEEDED TO HELP FORM ‘HUMAN SHAMROCK’ FOR WORLD RECORD ATTEMPT was last modified: February 24th, 2016 by Mark ForkerShare this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pocket (Opens in new window)Click to share on Telegram (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)Click to share on Skype (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window)Tags:donegalFeaturesHuman ShamrockletterkennynewsSt Patrick’s DayWorld record attemptlast_img read more

Hazard uninspiring: Chelsea stars rated and slated after Man United draw

first_imgJose Mourinho’s return to Stamford Bridge turned ugly as Chelsea salvaged a dramatic last-gasp draw against Manchester United.The former Chelsea boss reacted angrily as a member of Chelsea’s backroom staff celebrated Ross Barkley’s late equaliser in front of his dugout. Oxlade-Chamberlain suffers another setback as Klopp confirms serious injury Tempers flared at the end Mourinho, who had to be held back by Stamford Bridge security, must’ve thought his side had sealed a huge victory after Anthony Martial’s second-half double cancelled out Antonio Rudiger’s first-half header.But Barkley slammed the ball home at the death to salvage Maurizio Sarri’s unbeaten record and deny Man United a second-consecutive comeback win.Mourinho stole the headlines on his return to Stamford Bridge, but how did Maurizio Sarri’s men perform individually? Scroll down for talkSPORT.com’s player ratings:Kepa Arrizabalaga – 6Sadly for the Spaniard, his standout save from Juan Mata couldn’t prevent United from equalising in the same phase of play. Nothing he could do about either goal.Cesar Azpilicueta – 5Martial was Azpilicueta’s responsibility, and ultimately, he couldn’t contain the United winger. He wasn’t given much help by those around him, though.Antonio Rudiger – 6A mixed afternoon for the German. His header was as emphatic as his defending was sloppy for Martial’s first goal. Every time Ally McCoist lost it on air in 2019, including funny XI reactions RANKED REVEALED Forbes list reveals how much Mayweather, Ronaldo and Messi earned this decade Top nine Premier League free transfers of the decade Mateo Kovacic – 7Arguably Chelsea’s best player before he was replaced by Ross Barkley. With Hazard receiving such close attention, Kovacic took on the extra responsibility and caused United problems with his dribbling.Willian – 5The winger looked bright in the first-half and his corner was bang on the money for Chelsea’s opener. But he lacked urgency in the second-half when his team needed it most.Alvaro Morata – 4Morata’s woes continue. He lacked service and only received the ball with his back to goal, but he was poor nonetheless. Where Ancelotti ranks with every Premier League boss for trophies won no dice Hazard wasn’t at his inspirational best 5 5 REVEALED Rudiger put Chelsea in front BEST OF huge blow David Luiz – 4A dreadful display for the most part. Spurned a glorious chance to put Chelsea in front at 1-1, and then sold himself in the build up to the Man United winner. Although, it was his brilliant header off the post which led to the Blues’ equaliser.Marcos Alonso – 5The left-back was caught too high up the pitch for the second United goal. Failed to impact the game in his usual way going forward.N’Golo Kante – 7One of Chelsea’s better performers, as usual. Worked tirelessly and dragged Chelsea forward as they chased the game.Jorginho – 5Jose Mourinho is the first manager to successfully contain Jorginho this season. The Italy international was denied the space to carve United open with his passing and subsequently had a quiet afternoon. MONEY Jorginho was watched closely by Juan Mata Eden Hazard – 5Brilliant in flashes, but when Chelsea turned to Hazard for inspiration and he couldn’t provide it. He was given the rough treatement, but too often when he did find space, he stopped and killed his team’s momentum. Thankfully, his team were able to grind out a result without him at his best.Ross Barkley – 8Super-sub. Barkley found himself in the right place at the right time and his no-nonsense finish saved the Blues right at the death.Pedro – 6The Spanish winger was tidy but couldn’t really impact the game. Which teams do the best on Boxing Day in the Premier League era? 5 5 5 Son ban confirmed as Tottenham fail with appeal to overturn red card Barkley bagged his second goal in as many games for Chelsea Ronaldo warned Lukaku how hard scoring goals in Serie A would be before Inter move LATEST FOOTBALL NEWS ADVICE last_img read more

Seahawks’ Hamlin in ICU after altercation

first_img “Right now, he is awake intermittently and talking to us,” Herring said. “We’re going to need more time to see if there is residual problems from bruising of the brain.” He said the most pressing concern whether the blood clot grows. — Ken Hamlin of the Seattle Seahawks was in serious but stable condition with head injuries Monday following an early morning fight outside a nightclub. Hamlin was involved in an altercation with two men who were not in custody, according to police. He had a fractured skull, a small blood clot and bruising of the brain tissue, and would remain in intensive care for the next day or two, team physician Stan Herring said. — Mayor Phil Hardberger reiterated his resolve to bring the Saints to San Antonio permanently, saying he wanted to close the deal before next season begins. Hardberger, part of a sellout crowd at the Saints-Falcons game Sunday in San Antonio, said Sunday that Saints owner Tom Benson agreed to serious talks with him, probably at the end of this season. Damage to the Superdome by Hurricane Katrina prompted the Saints to practice in San Antonio and play three games in the city’s 65,000-seat Alamodome. Four other games were moved to Baton Rouge, La., where ticket sales have been sluggish. FOXBOROUGH, Mass. — Linebacker Tedy Bruschi is ready to play football again, just eight months after a mild stroke left him unsure whether his life would ever return to normal. The 32-year-old defensive captain of the Patriots said he’ll practice with the team Wednesday after doctors cleared him. Just 10 days before the stroke, Bruschi intercepted a pass in New England’s second straight Super Bowl victory last Feb. 6. Coach Bill Belichick will decide when to use him in a game, but Bruschi said he has no doubt it will be this season. Belichick said it’s possible Bruschi will play in the Patriots’ next game against Buffalo on Oct. 30 after a bye next weekend. TEMPE, Ariz. — Arizona Cardinals defensive end Calvin Pace is out for the season after cutting his arm while falling through a window at his home over the weekend, coach Dennis Green said. The accident occurred at Pace’s condominium in Atlanta on Saturday night. The Cardinals had a bye last week and players had Saturday and Sunday off. Pace underwent surgery at an Atlanta Hospital. Pace was one of two first-round draft picks for Arizona in 2003, the 18th selection overall. He started all 16 games as a rookie, but was replaced when Green took over as coach in 2004. He had eight tackles and three sacks this season in a reserve role. HEMPSTEAD, N.Y. — Jets center Kevin Mawae is out for the season after tearing his left triceps, coach Herman Edwards said Monday. The six-time Pro Bowl selection had started 177 straight games, third among active players behind Packers quarterback Brett Favre (210) and Chiefs guard Will Shields (196) over the course of his 10-year career. 160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set!center_img AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MOREWalnut’s Malik Khouzam voted Southern California Boys Athlete of the Week According to a police report, Hamlin, a safety, and his girlfriend were leaving the club at about 2 a.m. Monday, several hours after the Seahawks defeated the Houston Texans on Sunday night. The girlfriend told officers that Hamlin placed his hand on another man’s back and said, “Excuse me.” The man told Hamlin to stop pushing, and the two men began shoving each other. Hamlin then punched the man in the face. Another man struck Hamlin with his forearm, knocking him down, before the two men began fighting with other men nearby, the report said. Other witnesses said one of the men hit Hamlin with some sort of street sign. Witnesses provided the names of two men to police but they were not in custody, Seattle police spokeswoman Debra Brown said Monday. SAN ANTONIO last_img read more