2019 Youth Alive Basketball Championship

20 May 19
DemoAdefa's Blog

News Headlines May 20, 2019. Headlines From Nigeria’s Major Newspapers Compiled by The Punch Govs neglect health care as state hospitals rot away Alleged defamation: Atiku demands N500m, apology from Buhari’s aide I’d end Apapa gridlock within 60 days in office – Sanwo-Olu NNPC removes NPDC boss, 49 others in major shake-up One killed, several […]

17 May 19
The Midle

In February 2018, Laura Ingraham, an anchor for Fox News, a heavy supporter of the 45th President Donald J. Trump expressed to African-American professional basketball player LeBron James to “Shut Up and Dribble” and stay out of political conversation.
This paper aims to discuss Ingraham’s unconscious layered poignancy within colour blindness, via the portrayal of James as “barely intelligent”, “ungrammatical”, “ignorant”, and brut dialog vilifying racial stereotype.

16 May 19

A total of thirty six teams will take part in the 2019 edition of Youth Alive Championship in three different categories. This was disclosed by Youth Alive coordinator, Gbade Olatona who gave the break down that eight teams will compete for honours in the U16 girls cadre while fourteen teams will jostle for honours in […] […]

09 May 19
News Directory

Black churches see funding in Louisiana, and Irish gets the first female mascot in Indiana and more Montgomery The Seanad state has approved a bill to end a practice to allow a sheriff to breed remaining prison food funds. Senators voted on Tuesday 31-0 for the bill by Republican Sen. Arthur Orr. He now goes […]

08 May 19
San Bernardino American News

(Carson, CA) – California State University, Dominguez Hills (CSUDH) and the California State University Board of Trustees will bestow an Honorary Doctor of Humane Letters degree on 2012 Olympic gold medalist and CSUDH alumna Carmelita Jeter on May 17, at 6:30 p.m., during CSUDH’s 2019 Commencement Ceremony. Jeter, who earned a bachelor’s degree in physical […]

06 May 19
The Sports Attic

I’ve been watching a lot of basketball lately. My team’s been eliminated since the season’s opening night, which allows me to be (relatively) objective when assessing the rest of “The Association.” And nearing the end of the other night’s epic, quadruple-overtime thriller between the Nuggets and Blazers, I started thinking about who to root for […]

01 May 19
Welcome to the White House

The desk of JV Agnvs Dei Verbvm Dei Filvs Dei Jose Maria Chavira M.S. Adagio 1st Primogenitvs Filvs Dei Hominis Espiritvs Dominus Dominorum et Rex Regum et Reginarum nom de plume JC Angelcraft The White House 1600 Pennsylvania Avenue NW Washington, DC 205007 May  1st 2019 – Jose Maria Chavira M.S.-  Welcome to May with […]

28 Apr 19


26 Apr 19
Nevada Blog

About the Project: Every state’s history is important because together they make up the United State’s history. This history of Nevada is rich from its precious minerals, to the indulgence of gambling and alcohol. The state’s land has attracted gamblers, filmmakers, athletes, tourists, and even been the host for the governments nuclear activities. In this […]

24 Apr 19
DemoAdefa's Blog

News Headlines Apr 24, 2019. Headlines From Nigeria’s Major Newspapers Compiled by Demola Adefajo The Punch Health sector crisis: Patients sleep on bare floors, battle mosquitoes in teaching hospitals My generation has failed Nigerians, says Soyinka We expect every state to pay minimum wage – Presidency Jilted lover sets girlfriend’s family members ablaze, kills five […]

17 Apr 19
DemoAdefa's Blog

News Headlines Apr 17, 2019. Headlines From Nigeria’s Major Newspapers Compiled by Demola Adefajo The Punch Atiku to call Microsoft, IBM experts as witnesses, gives ‘details’ of INEC servers Nigeria loses N353bn to illegal gold mining in three years, IYC, Bayelsa kick Petrol landing cost now N180 per litre, says Kachikwu Drama as EFCC rearrests […]

09 Apr 19
Ministry of News Angelcraft Crown Media and News Corporation in partnership with the Holy Spirit.

April 9, 2019 – JC Angelcraft. The Boston National Historical Park are a group of historical sites that showcase Boston’s role in the American Revolution. The Freedom Trail, is a walking tour of downtown Boston that connects seven of these eight tourist sites. All eight properties of Boston’s national historical park are national historic landmarks. […]

05 Apr 19
Palestra Back

We’re back with another year of the best looking bros, studs, hunks, and beefcakes!

02 Apr 19
BeastLine Sports

With the college basketball season wrapping up soon, it’s almost time to officially pivot to thinking about the NBA Draft.  For the record, I am not at all a scout, so don’t expect to see tons of perfectly edited clips, breakdown of techniques, or anything along those lines here.  That’s not to say I don’t […]

29 Mar 19
DB Consulting- Tackle What's Next

NFL Zach Ertz Honored With Steinberg-DeNicola Humanitarian AwardZach Ertz was recognized with the Steinberg-DeNicola Humanitarian Award for his service to the community. Ertz joined teammate Carson Wentz on a trip to Haiti and soon decided to form the Ertz Family Foundation with his wife Julie to assist youth who were less fortunate with better sporting […]

26 Mar 19
Ministry of News Angelcraft Crown Media and News Corporation in partnership with the Holy Spirit.

March 26, 2019 – JCAngelcraft  –   I used to play the game of basketball. Since I was in the fifth grade I played on organized teams. I love the game and I grew up a Los Angeles Laker fan.  In 1979, when Larry Bird and Magic Johnson where facing off for the NCAA basketball College Championship, […]

25 Mar 19
The Denver Post
COLUMBIA, S.C. — In the final seconds, the basketball reached its inevitable destination. It landed on the fingertips of Aubrey Dawkins, the son of Duke’s favorite son, the star of this thrilling yet awkward hoops family reunion, and now the person who could ruin the most fascinating recruiting experiment of Coach Mike Krzyzewski’s career. Dawkins leaped and extended his right arm, trying to guide UCF teammate B.J. Taylor’s missed bank shot into the basket. Tip it just right, and he would reduce the fabled Duke freshman class to a second-round NCAA tournament flameout. Hit it a little wrong, and, well, the natural order would be so heart-wrenching. Which basketball family would survive? The one he grew up in at Duke, where his father, the great Johnny Dawkins, will always be known as the superstar who spurred a dynasty? Or the one he joined at UCF, where his father is the head coach and, suddenly, a Blue Devil antagonist? In the end, it had to come down to blood. RELATED: March Madness 2019: Printable second-chance bracket for the NCAA men’s basketball tournament “An eternity,” Aubrey said of the wait after he touched the ball. “It was up there forever, I felt like, in slow motion.” He missed, by millimeters. The tip hit the backboard and rolled around and off the rim. “I mean, heartbreak,” Aubrey said. “That’s the only way to sum it up.” Final score: Duke 77, UCF 76. Lasting impression: Sunday was the night when the young Blue Devils, who have feasted on their hype and highlights and NBA potential all season, proved there’s more to them than spectacle. It took Johnny Dawkins — the recruit who changed everything for Krzyzewski when he arrived in Durham, N.C., from D.C. 37 years ago — to push the program’s most star-studded recruiting class to a level of championship resiliency. “I was very impressed with the way that Duke, especially with freshmen, was able to withstand some of the shots we were making,” Dawkins said. “It says a lot about their will. It says a lot about their overall mental toughness.” Some might say the Blue Devils were exposed in this game. That’s only true if there is another team remaining in the NCAA tournament with a 7-foot-6 center, a head coach who played for and coached under Krzyzewski for 10 years and a legacy player capable of going point for point with Zion Williamson. The Knights, with 7-6 Tacko Fall forcing Duke to the perimeter and Coach Dawkins employing the perfect game plan and his son scoring 32 points, can’t be duplicated. [related_articles location=”right” show_article_date=”false” article_type=”automatic-primary-tag”] RELATED: Heartbreak for UCF dad, son as Aubrey Dawkins game-winner rolls out vs. Duke There are things other teams can implement, such as UCF’s transition defense, which limited Duke to two fast break points. Dawkins also made a shrewd adjustment when he started daring point guard Tre Jones, who has struggled with his jumper, to shoot. Jones was only 5 of 15 from the field. He missed seven of eight three-point attempts. Duke isn’t difficult to figure out, however. The Blue Devils aren’t deep. They rely heavily on the offensive production of Williamson and R.J. Barrett. They’re a bad three-point shooting team (30.5 percent), and they’re awful at the free throw line (68.9 percent). They’re also crazy explosive, physical, long and capable overwhelming any opponent with their athleticism on both ends of the court. This probably won’t be the only time Duke is tested in this tournament. This isn’t the only time Duke (31-5) has been tested this season. Every time the Blue Devils get hot, a faction wants to label them invincible. But they’re young and trying to mask a few flaws. They needed a test like UCF provided in the second round. They found out something important about themselves. When play stopped for several minutes with 2:08 remaining, Krzyzewski gathered his team. The referees were trying to determine whether a dunk by Fall would count. Taylor had missed a jumper with the shot clock expiring, and it was unclear for a long time whether the ball had hit the rim. Ultimately, the officials decided the ball did graze the rim, and Fall’s bucket counted, giving UCF a 74-70 lead. But Krzyzewski was focused on the bigger picture. “I’m not worried,” he told his players. “You guys live for these moments.” The confident words mattered. They emboldened Williamson to drive at Fall one more time with 14 seconds remaining and Duke trailing, 76-73. Williamson elevated, hung in the air, absorbed Fall’s fifth and final foul and willed a layup into the basket as he hit the ground. He missed the free throw, but with Fall out, Barrett crashed the boards and made the game-winning layup. Maybe Duke loses the game if Aubrey Dawkins had been able to finish a lob pass from Dayon Griffin a few plays earlier. Maybe Duke loses the game if Williamson had been called for an offensive foul during his fateful last drive to the basket. But the Blue Devils made the plays under pressure. It was just as Krzyzewski had predicted. “I consider him the greatest coach of all time,” said Williamson, who finished with 32 points and 11 rebounds. “When he looks at you and tells you you’re made for this moment, it’s like the most confidence you can be given. So when I went to the basket, I knew it was going in.” After Duke beat North Dakota State in the first round, Krzyzewski was asked about the challenge of coaching this team. He didn’t fall back on cliches about youth. He spoke honestly about the need to develop a big-game mind-set at Duke. “Nobody thinks I have a tough job, so I’m not going to talk about a tough job,” he said. “My job being tough? We’ve been the leader of the pack for about 25 years, so we get everyone’s best shot. That’s the toughest thing. Our guys need to be ready for that each time. So it’s getting kids to understand that. They don’t get that in high school. They hardly play tough games because they’re the best players by far. And all of a sudden, every game they play is a T-shirt. They have blackout day, game day, the most viewed game — all those things. “We’ve played a lot of big games, and I do think it prepares us for this moment where everyone thinks it’s the biggest game.” This time, the big game came against the man who helped make Duke that leader of the pack. When Johnny Dawkins arrived from old Mackin High in D.C., Krzyzewski was coming off a 10-17 season. He had won 20 games just once in seven seasons as a head coach at Army and Duke. By the time Dawkins was a senior, the Blue Devils were playing in the 1986 national title game, which they lost to Louisville. He scored 2,556 points over four seasons. Now there’s not a prep player in the country — in the world — that Duke can’t recruit. Now Duke can make history by being the first team to sign the top three players (Barrett, Williamson and Cam Reddish) in a single class. But sometimes, it takes an original to teach those fancy one-and-done stars what it really means to represent the school. And sometimes, that groundbreaking star doesn’t care much about what he did for his alma mater because he’s too busy comforting his current players. In a sobbing locker room, Dawkins’s voice cracked as he said: “Look, man, it’s going to always end one of two ways when we invest like we invested: celebrating or we’re going to end in tears. We end in tears. That’s because we invested so much in each other and so much in what we were doing. I love you guys. It’s been amazing coaching this group.” Dawkins expressed that love just minutes after his old coach had hugged him tightly and done the same. “Johnny’s team was magnificent,” Krzyzewski said. “They were so well prepared. That’s as high a level of any team that we’ve played against all year. They were men.” Duke moves on now — to the District, Dawkins’s hometown — still alive in its pursuit of a sixth national title. In 1981, this was where Krzyzewski laid eyes on Dawkins, as well as Tommy Amaker.