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May 31, 2020 | | Post a Comment

first_imgSparky Ville–Jorge Velez–121Bound for Nowhere–Julio Garcia–121Murad Khan–Rafael Bejarano–121Cistron–Victor Espinoza–123Surrender Now–Flavien Prat–116Voodoo Song–Umberto Rispoli–121King of Speed–Geovanni Franco–121First post time for a nine-race card on Saturday is at 12:30 p.m.  Due to local, state and national health concerns regarding the Coronavirus, there is no public admittance to Santa Anita Park.  For updates, please visit or call (626) 574-RACE. COMEBACKERS CISTRON & BOUND FOR NOWHERE HEAD SATURDAY’S GRADE III, $100,000 SAN SIMEON STAKES AT 5 ½ FURLONGS ON TURFORIGINALLY SCHEDULED FOR MARCH 14, RACE IS PART OF NINE-RACE CARD WITH 12:30 P.M. POST ARCADIA, Calif. (March 18, 2020)–A pair of top class sprinters, John Sadler’s Grade I winning Cistron and Wesley Ward’s Kentucky-based Bound for Nowhere come off extended layoffs as they head a field of seven older horses in the Grade III, $100,000 San Simeon at 5 ½ furlongs on turf this Saturday at Santa Anita. Originally scheduled to be run this past Saturday, March 14, the San Simeon will be contested for the 53rd time.An impressive winner of the Grade I Bing Crosby Stakes going six furlongs on dirt July 27 at Del Mar, 6-year-old Cistron, who was a close second in last year’s San Simeon, which was run at 6 ½ furlongs down the hillside turf course, looms strictly the horse to beat in what will be his 28th career start.The leading money earner in the field, Grade II stakes winning Bound for Nowhere, idle since demolishing a tough allowance field at seven furlongs on turf Oct. 25 at Belmont Park, has been supplemented to Saturday’s race by owner/trainer Wesley Ward and will be ridden by popular Puerto Rican veteran Julio Garcia.A recent allowance winner over the course, Doug O’Neill’s French-bred Murad Khan fits nicely as does Peter Miller’s Surrender Now.  The lone distaffer in the field, Surrender Now, idle since Aug. 4, might be the quickest of the quick, while Linda Rice’s Grade I winning eastern invader Voodoo Song lends considerable depth to a competitive lineup.CISTRONOwner:  Hronis Racing, LLCTrainer:  John SadlerIdle since taking last summer’s Bing Crosby in gate to wire fashion, Cistron, a 6-year-old full horse by The Factor, has trained well for his return and has impeccable credentials, with three stakes wins to his credit from an overall mark of 27-5-7-6.  With an overall turf record of 19-2-6-5, Cistron is well positioned as the horse to beat on Saturday.BOUND FOR NOWHEREOwner:  Wesley WardTrainer: Wesley WardA lightly raced 6-year-old full horse by The Factor, Bound for Nowhere, idle since cruising to a  4 ¼ length victory in a third condition allowance last October at Belmont Park, has trained in impressive fashion for Ward at Turfway Park in Northern Kentucky, as he has six consecutive bullet moves on his tab, the most recent a five furlong drill in 59.20 on Monday, the best of five at the distance over a synthetic surface. A Grade II winner at age four, he has six wins from 12 starts and earnings of $844,857. Although he hasn’t ridden at Santa Anita in some time, veteran Julio Garcia is well know to Southern California racing fans and has guided Bound for Nowhere to five of his six wins.THE GRADE III SAN SIMEON STAKES WITH JOCKEYS & WEIGHTS IN POST POSITION ORDER Race 5 of 9  Approximate post time 2:30 p.m. PTlast_img read more

January 19, 2020 | | Post a Comment

first_imgAlbay to send off disaster response team to Batangas End of his agony? SC rules in favor of Espinosa, orders promoter heirs to pay boxing legend Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. MOST READ Rizal complex saved 2 nabbed in Bicol drug stings Teen gunned down in Masbate 787 earthquakes recorded in 24 hours due to restive Taal Volcano Ai-Ai delas Alas on Jiro Manio: ‘Sana pinahalagahan niya ang naitulong ko’ View comments Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Marcosian mode: Duterte threatens to arrest water execs ‘one night’ Vilma Santos, Luis Manzano warn public of fake account posing as her LATEST STORIES 787 earthquakes recorded in 24 hours due to restive Taal Volcano Defense jump-started the Philippine offense, especially in the stretch with Japeth Aguilar challenging every shot inside en route to a total of five blocks and Gabe Norwood harassing China’s best perimeter men to no end.Christian Standhardinger also made his tournament debut in a huge way, holding his own inside despite being terribly undersized. He answered the team’s call at the last moment as its naturalized player after Andray Blatche refused to make the trip for security reasons.It was a tense match, to say the least, with tempers flaring on multiple occasions and the Filipinos refusing to back down despite the size advantage the Chinese have on them on all positions.Guo Ailun rallied the Chinese from deficits of as large as 17 in the first half with a virtuoso performance in the third period, only to foul out with 4:40 left in the game.Gilas next faces Iraq at 9 p.m. (Manila time) on Friday.ADVERTISEMENT Filipinos turn Taal Volcano ash, plastic trash into bricks PLAY LIST 01:40Filipinos turn Taal Volcano ash, plastic trash into bricks01:32Taal Volcano watch: Island fissures steaming, lake water receding02:14Carpio 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 respite Down to 10 men going into the last 32:27, the Filipinos built a commanding lead early and then bounced back from a momentary loss of focus by riding Terrence Romeo on offense and shutting down the Chinese in the final 4:20 for the first upset of the tournament.The win, carved out even with Calvin Abueva leaving with 2:27 left in the first period after head-butting Li Gen, put the Filipinos in a position to top Group B and advance to the next round outright.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSEnd of his agony? SC rules in favor of Espinosa, orders promoter heirs to pay boxing legendSPORTSRedemption is sweet for Ginebra, Scottie ThompsonSPORTSMayweather beats Pacquiao, Canelo for ‘Fighter of the Decade’Romeo scored 14 of his 26 points in the fourth period, eight of them coming in a string that had the Philippines roaring back from an 84-87 deficit to a 92-87 lead going into the final 2:02.It was a whirlwind offensive show by the 5-foot-10 Romeo, who played behind the shadow of Jayson Castro the last time this tournament was played in Changsha, where the Chinese scored a 78-67 decision to win the championship. A Gilas Pilipinas side that didn’t back down at all on Wednesday night just tilted the balance of power in the Fiba Asia Cup by bringing down defending champion China, 96-87, that put an automatic quarterfinal berth well within reach at Nouhad Nawfal Sports Complex in Beirut, Lebanon.ADVERTISEMENTlast_img read more

January 17, 2020 | | Post a Comment

first_imgThe E R Burrowes School of Art held an exhibition at the Umana Yana, Kingston on Thursday evening,Some paintings on display at the Burrowes School of Art exhibition at the Umana Yanashowcasing the creative works of nine graduating female students. This is the first time that the graduating class is all female.The one-day exhibition showcased drawings, paintings, sculptures, textile designs, ceramics, leather craft, graphic designs and photography.Minister within the Ministry of Education, Nicolette Henry congratulated the students for the dedicated work they have put into their creative pieces. The Minister noted that art tells a story and challenges one’s imagination. “Art allows people to express themselves and communicate with others, in other words, art ties people together,” the minister stated.Minister Henry pointed out that art pieces can be regarded as the soul and spirit of the artist. “Art draws the outsiders into the work of the artist and gives them the tools to help them understand how the artist thinks and feels,” the Minister opined.The Minister urged the artists to pay keen interest in what they do, be observant of their environment and capture and convey the atmosphere, characteristics and details of scenes.Administrator of the school, Ivor Thom said that many people are unfamiliar with the institution’s complexity and dynamism. Thom said that merely looking at the creative works displayed is testimony to what the school is doing.“We make art, we appreciate art, we study art because nothing else speaks to us the way art does; intuitively, emotionally and intellectually,” Thom explained.Additionally, Thom pointed out that artists have the power to change peoples’ perception of life and therefore they must consider the role they have to play in a developing society.Thom stated, “We (artists) freeze moments and time so that those (who) come after us can look at our art and through our art understand what used to be.”Present at the art exhibition was Permanent Secretary to the Ministry of Education Department of Culture, Youth and Sport Alfred King among other invitees. The students are expected to have their graduation exercise shortly.last_img read more

January 15, 2020 | | Post a Comment

first_imgWho is exempt from the religious violence being perpetrated in many parts of the world, especially Africa?  Not a single one of us.Is it, therefore, surprising to anyone that United States First Lady Michelle Obama has taken the rare step of delivering her husband’s weekly video address to express outrage over the plight of more than 250 schoolgirls kidnapped by Islamist militants in Nigeria? She told her nation and the world, “Like millions of people across the globe, my husband and I are outraged and heartbroken over the kidnapping of more than 200 Nigerian girls from their school dormitory in the middle of the night.”This unconscionable act was committed by a terrorist group determined to keep these girls from getting an education – grown men attempting to snuff out the aspirations of young girls.”  The militant Islamist group Boko Haram kidnapped 276 girls from a secondary school in Chibok in remote northeastern Nigeria on 14 April and has threatened to sell them into slavery, while eight girls were taken from another village earlier this week.The abductions have drawn international condemnation and promises of Special Forces assistance to find the girls from the US and UK.”I want you to know that Barack has directed our government to do everything possible to support the Nigerian government’s efforts to find these girls and bring them home,” the First Lady said. “In these girls, Barack and I see our own daughters. We see their hopes, their dreams, and we can only imagine the anguish their parents are feeling right now.” Abubakar Shekau, leader of Boko Haram, has claimed responsibility for the abduction of more than 200 girls in north-east Nigeria.The U.S. first lady noted that the school where the girls were abducted had been closed recently because of terrorist threats, but the girls insisted on coming back to take exams. “They were so determined to move to the next level of their education … so determined to one day build careers of their own and make their families and communities proud,” she said. “And what happened in Nigeria was not an isolated incident,” she added.  “It’s a story we see every day as girls around the world risk their lives to pursue their ambitions.”They say “Charity begins at home.”  Today, we call on all mosques and churches, all religious leaders, Moslems, Christians, etc., to come forward and speak out vehemently against the kidnapping of these innocent Nigerian girls and demand that Boko Haram return them immediately to their schools so that they may continue their education.Today we urge all religious leaders, who are versed in the virtues of religion–love, faith in God, compassion, kindness, mutual respect and the protection of the individual, to speak out against these terrible acts of injustice and religious bigotry.In particular, we call on Sheik Kafumba Konneh and all Imams in Liberia to raise their voices in protest against what Boko Haram is doing to Nigeria and to innocent people in that country.  It is not enough to preach and write about an “ideal Muslim society.”  What indeed is an “ideal Muslim society” if innocent girls cannot find safety in the sanctuary of the educational campuses to learn and prepare themselves for national development?By keeping silent about these outrageous atrocities, religious leaders, especially Muslim ones, are telling us that what Boko Haram is doing is alright.  But we know better, for Sheikh Kafumba and all the Imams, too, like the Liberian clergy, have wives, daughters, nieces and cousins who are female and deserve the protection of the government, the school system, the general society and all of us.We condemn the archaic and backward thinking and utterances of Boko Haram leader Abubakar Shekau, who has threatened to sell the 250 girls into slavery.  We know of nothing today more reprehensible and wicked, and we call on this group to stop destroying their own country in the name of Sharia law.  The world and all Africa should come to the aid of Nigeria.  We cannot sit supinely and see Nigeria at war again; for who can handle a hundred million refugees in West Africa?  The total chaos in the Sub-Region that no one would be able to contain.Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)last_img read more

January 14, 2020 | | Post a Comment

first_imgBy Counselor Frances Johnson AllisonOnce again Liberians are poised to go to the polls to elect a new leader (president) for a term of six years.But what eligibility criteria do Liberians have for their prospective leader?In 2005, Liberians were looking for a leader who would come and “wipe away their tears” and at least restore them to status quo ante, if not better. This was a tall order as postwar challenges were monumental. Basic social services, i.e., water, electricity, health and educational facilities, were all devastated; wounds of the war, both physical and psychological, were still fresh; the economy was in shambles with a mere US$80 million left in the state treasury. Consolidation of the fragile peace was also critical as it seemed at the time that some participants in the war were not quite ready to beat their pruning hooks into plowshares. That was the state of affairs in 2005 when Liberians went to the polls to elect a leader.Cllr. AllisonBut the question which comes to mind in 2017 is, what kind of leader are Liberians looking for this time around? Over the years, it has become apparent that Liberians have no hard and fast rule as to the qualification of their would-be leaders. Their choices of leaders are determined by the economic might and generosity of the aspirants or candidates involved or by their emotional attachment to a particular individual. Surprisingly, for a country that is so religious, values such as honesty, integrity, morality, character do not matter to the Liberian electorate. No wonder we have been plagued with problems of governance time and again.In contrast to Liberian voters, some time ago, I was reading Madeleine Albright’s book, “Madam Secretary,” in which she recorded that she was once asked by people to help organize a fundraising dinner for the presidential bid of Maine Senator Edmund Muskie because four years earlier he had impressed voters with his integrity and intelligence (emphasis supplied) as Hubert Humphrey’s running mate. When will Liberians begin to evaluate a candidate for elective office on the basis of moral values rather than on flamboyancy and materialism?Granted that Article 52 of the Liberian Constitution spells out the eligibility criteria for one desiring to contest the office of president as follows: (a) Must be a natural born Liberian citizen of not less than 35 years of age; (b) Must be the owner of unencumbered real property valued at not less than twenty-five thousand dollars; and (c) Must be resident in the Republic ten years prior to his election, provided that the president and vice president shall not come from the same county.Yet those constitutional criteria and virtues such as honesty, integrity, morality, character, etc., are not mutually exclusive. In fact the constitutional criteria as listed above are inadequate and were not intended by any stretch of the imagination to be the only yardstick by which a candidate contesting the presidency can be evaluated.Of the three criteria listed above, Liberians are very keen and uncompromising on criteria (a) and (c) (nationality and residency). Liberians have always been unanimous when it comes to the issue of nationality of their leader. They also detest the idea of a would-be leader who calls himself/ herself a Liberian but who has been away from the country practically all his/her productive life but only shows up in an election year to contest for the highest office of the land. That is why most Liberians love Article 52 (c) of the Constitution (the residency clause).Liberians must understand that elections provide an opportunity not for merrymaking or jamboree but for sober reflection, stocktaking, holding leaders accountable and for setting new benchmarks for future leaders.I urge Liberians to be patriotic and put Liberia above self-interest or partisan interest as they prepare to go to the polls on October 10 this year to choose their leader (president).Finally, the following additional criteria are indicators for a good leader: a God-fearing person; education and experience; a good steward, one who is accountable and transparent; integrity; selflessness; and humility.Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)last_img read more

January 12, 2020 | | Post a Comment

first_img– as MP expresses worry over funding implicationsWarning that the slow implementation of a particular Inter-American Development Bank (IDB) funded project could affect the overall work, the Auditor General’s 2017 report called out the Public Infrastructure Ministry on the issue.The Kingston Power StationThe project is the US$6.2 million Sustainable Energy programme; a project that saw the IDB contributing US$5 million and the Guyana Government contributing the rest. The project was supposed to improve the institutional capacity of the Guyana Power and Light (GPL) and the Office of the Prime Minister.“Completion date for all transactions under the programme is stated as 66 months from the signing of the agreement to June 10, 2019. As at December 2017, approximately 48 months after the effective date of the programme, only amounts totalling US$558,229 or 8.93 per cent of the total programme cost was expended,” the Auditor General’s report states.Opposition MP Irfaan Ali“The slow delivery of the programme’s activities could result in it not achieving its stated objectives. This project is subject to separate financial reporting and audit. The project was last audited for the financial year 2017 and the audit report was issued on 24 April, 2018,” it added.ImplicationsGuyana’s slow implementation of projects has not gone unnoticed. In a statement, Opposition Member of Parliament and Economist, Irfaan Ali rapped the Government for this sloth and the implications it has for overall funding.“The 2012-2016 Country Programme Evaluation report for Guyana is out, and the IDB wasted no time outlining the lethargic and sloth pace of project implementation by the current Administration. According to the report, between 2015 and 2016, disbursement fell dramatically and for the first time Guyana recorded a negative cash flow. To fathom the downsize in disbursement, from 2006 to 2013, average allocation to Guyana totalled US$51.3 million.”“In 2016, however, that amount fell to a mere US$14 million. According to the report, the poor performance was directly linked to weak institutional capacities of executing agencies, especially in procurement and monitoring and evaluation. Ironically, in 2016, the period under review, the Government spent, on average, $3.5 million in employment cost on every $1 million of capital project implemented,” Ali said, adding that this is 66 per cent or $1.4 million more when compared to 2014.Many have questioned the progress of the Power Utility Upgrade Programme (PUUP) that was initiated in 2014, costing US$64 million and intended to rehabilitate the Guyana Power and Light (GPL) systems, as power outages continue to occur.In 2014, the IDB had approved loans totalling US$37.6 million along with non-reimbursable investment financing from the EU to help boost the efficiency and reliability of Guyana’s power system.The IDB had said the project would be done through electricity loss reduction measures, improvements in the operational capabilities, and strengthening the management and corporate performance of GPL.The contract for the execution of the power upgrade programme was awarded to China National Machinery Import and Export Corporation/China Synergy Electric Engineering Company. The local subcontractor is Ramoutar and Sons Contracting.A further US$20 million loan agreement was signed with the Islamic Development Bank earlier this year. The money is also expected to go towards improving GPL.last_img read more

January 11, 2020 | | Post a Comment

first_imgWhen the final buzzer sounded, the Marauders had outscored LBCC 58-20 in the paint and held a 43-31 rebounding edge. They also held the Vikings to a paltry 27.9 shooting percentage. JaVaughn Espritt led AVC with 22 points. LBCC also lost a little bit of composure late in the game when both Chris Brown and Emmanuel Green were ejected for flagrant fouls. “We had a good year,” said Anderson, “but it was disappointing tonight.” David Felton can be reached at or (562) 499-1318. 160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set! LONG BEACH – The end of Long Beach City College’s 14-game winning streak – and the end of its season – was an inside job. With leading rebounder and conference co-MVP Eric Williams on crutches and in street clothes with an injured right knee, the Vikings had no answer for a talented squad from Antelope Valley. LBCC was outscored by nearly 40 points in the paint and was eliminated from the Southern California Regional Playoffs, 88-57, at Hall of Champions Gym on Friday night. “I thought we (had a chance without Williams),” said LBCC coach Gary Anderson. “We missed some (early) shots and they made some. … Some of our guys tried to do too much. “Surely, not having Eric emotionally affected us some.” center_img The Marauders (28-6) pounded the ball inside from the opening tip and took early control. Antelope Valley outscored the Vikings (21-11) 34-12 in the paint in the first half and outrebounded LBCC 22-11 to take a 49-24 halftime lead. Antelope Valley also did a good job on sophomore guard Deon Tresvant, who shared South Coast Conference South Division MVP honors with Williams. Tresvant was just 1 for 11 in the first half for three points. “They really shut Deon down,” said Anderson. Tresvant responded in the second half with 20 points but was only 8 for 31 from the floor. “(Tresvant is) amazing,” said AVC coach Dieter Horton, who coached Fullerton College to the state title last season. “You have to respect him and stay close. We did a good job in the first half of just staying close to him.” last_img read more

January 11, 2020 | | Post a Comment

first_imgA number of temporary solutions were presented, including having the station open 12 hours a day 6 days a week, implementing a stricter screening process for access, and charging more per cubic metre to cover the cost of monitoring the station. “Just let the proper people do it; now you have a way to track it,” suggests one rural resident. “Put a bond on them. If you guys can supply it, you can dump here, because if something goes wrong, you people are going to pay for it.”  “If it’s more money needed for staffing, bill us residents more per cube, relative to that cost,” adds another. “I don’t have problem paying; I have a problem not getting rid of it.” City Council is able to prepare a resolution and vote on it electronically before the end of the month should it choose.Advertisement As for long term plans, the Peace River Regional District has gotten the ball rolling on building its own facility for rural residents, with staff now looking into options for having a waste and water function, as it currently does not have the authority. However, Chief Administrative Officer Fred Banham and Deputy CAO Shannon Anderson were at the meeting, and said it could still take a couple of year before it could build a facility. Ackerman also concluded that should things be cleaned up by the end of 2014, the decision to close the station could be reconsidered. “We make mistakes,” admits Councillor Bruce Christensen. “We don’t like to make mistakes, but we do make mistakes. We like to recognize our mistakes, and I appreciate you and the rest of the assembled and the suggestions that were brought forward today on how we can solve this issue and move forward.” Facing stricter federal wastewater systems effluent regulations starting in January 2015, the City recently decided to close the station as of December 31, 2014, and reduce its hours to 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday to Friday starting October 1, 2013 until the closure. There have been issues with disallowed types of waste being brought in that cause problems, and the City is considered responsible for whatever it lets into its system.“You’re bringing in what you believe to be legitimate domestic sewage. What if there’s something in that tank that you’re unaware of?” Mayor Lori Ackerman asks. “The reality is, once the City accepts it, we are now responsible for it, and the federal government and the provincial government have increased their regulations so that we are liable for it.” – Advertisement -Based on the average number of loads it accepts, Director of Integrated Services Victor Shopland believes the trucks should be able to dump within the regular work day schedule, although with less convenience. However, the waste disposal businesses believe service will be backed up within two weeks of the change in hours. “You can’t put your truck into high gear instead of low gear to do twice as many sewers in that nine hour period,” argues Carol Kube of Nor-Vac Industrial Services. “You can only pack so many in there in that nine hour period. You can’t fit more in there!” Advertisementlast_img read more

January 6, 2020 | | Post a Comment

first_imgThe ruling, which closes the case, comes as Modric is hoping to be awarded the 2018 Ballon d’Or in Paris on Monday for taking his team to the 2018 World Cup finals in Moscow.Croatia lost to France in the final but the small nation was overjoyed by its historic run, which temporarily quieted anguish over corruption and other problems plaguing the sport.In March, Croatian prosecutors had charged Modric, 33, with committing perjury during evidence he gave in the multi-million-euro corruption trial of former Dinamo Zagreb boss Zdravko Mamic.Modric testified in June last year over the details of his 2008 transfer from Dinamo to Premier League club Tottenham Hotspur.He went on to join Real Madrid in 2012.Mamic and three other defendants were found guilty of charges of abuse of power and corruption that cost Dinamo, the current Croatian champions, more than 15 million euros ($17.3 million), and the state 1.5 million euros.Mamic, who is currently in hiding in neighbouring Bosnia, was sentenced in June to six and a half years in jail.Prosecutors allege cash was embezzled through fictitious deals related to player transfers.0Shares0000(Visited 1 times, 1 visits today) 0Shares0000Perjury charges against Luka Modric have been dropped © AFP/FileZAGREB, Croatia, Dec 3 – A Zagreb court has dropped charges that Croatia football captain and Real Madric star Luka Modric gave false testimony in a corruption trial, a court spokesman said on Monday.“There is not enough evidence that he (Modric) committed the criminal offence of perjury,” Kresimir Devcic told AFP.last_img read more

December 25, 2019 | | Post a Comment
first_img AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MOREThe top 10 theme park moments of 2019 Cal coach Jeff Tedford’s ability to produce NFL quarterbacks is widely publicized, but the Bears’ staple as of late is the running game. A year ago, J.J. Arrington ran for 2,018 yards, and now Cal is proving it doesn’t matter who carries the ball behind a physical offensive line. In three games, the Bears had three players starter Marshawn Lynch, backup Justin Forsett and third-stringer Marcus O’Keith each rush for 100 yards. When Lynch was out with a broken finger, Forsett ran for 187 yards against Illinois and 235 against New Mexico State. In fact, a Cal running back rushed for at least 100 yards in the last 17 games, dating back to the 2003 Insight Bowl, and the Bears are 22-4 under Tedford when a back breaks the 100-yard barrier. Cal also ranks seventh in the nation in rushing at 259.4 yards per game. Furthermore, UCLA’s run defense is suspect. The Bruins rank 91st nationally and eighth in the Pac-10 at 179.5 yards per game, and allowed Washington to double its average with 213 yards on ground. UCLA is without two starting defensive linemen in tackle Kevin Brown (ankle) and end Nikola Dragovic (knee) both are done for the season but defensive coordinator Larry Kerr said the biggest issue is missed tackles. The Bruins’ weekly goal is to have less than five missed tackles. They had a whopping 12 against the Huskies. UCLA survived its last two games without a running attack, and beat Washington despite allowing 213 rushing yards to one of the Pacific-10’s worst rushing running teams. But when No. 10 California visits the 20th-ranked Bruins on Saturday, UCLA’s play at the line of scrimmage offensively and defensively will have to much improve to have a chance for its first victory over a top 10 team since 2001. The Bears possess one of the top running games in the country, and arguably the conference’s best secondary, which will put a premium on UCLA running the ball. “(Cal) is a very good football team that is sound across the board, so it’s going to come down to blocking and tackling,’ UCLA coach Karl Dorrell said. “It’s going to come down to getting those things corrected and playing with the effort that is needed, and playing smart. They will expose you if you’re not ready to play.’ center_img “They had two big runs,’ Kerr said. “One was the 20-yard run for a touchdown, and a (UCLA player) got out of his gap and cut off another guy. We’re right there. We had an unblocked guy right there but we don’t finish the play. “Then on the (49-yard) run in the second half, that’s a 2-yard loss but we miss a tackle in the backfield, and then everyone else is locked down and a guy hits a seam and goes. And that happens in eight- man front football.’ The Bruins shut down Oklahoma’s Adrian Peterson, who gained 58 yards on 23 carries, but that was against a one-dimensional offense. Cal has balance with quarterback Joe Ayoob, although he has struggled at times. Ayoob is 31 of 46 for 421 yards and three touchdowns in his last two games, but the focus is on the Bears’ running game. “We’ve got to have the same mentality that we had against Adrian Peterson,’ Kerr said. “We have to make (Lynch) go sideways. If they run downhill on us, they’ll kick the crap out of us because that’s what they want to do. They want to line up and just mash us, and they think they can. They’ll be physical, but I guarantee you one thing, we will match it.’ Offensively, controlling the line of scrimmage will allow UCLA to keep the ball away from Cal, but the Bruins will need to show marked improvement. After averaging 222 rushing yards the first two games, the Bruins ran for a combined 148 yards in the last two. “It’s all mental mistakes. There are no physical mistakes,’ UCLA strong-side guard Shannon Tevaga said. “It’s hitting the wrong guy. It’s two guys hitting the same guy and leaving another free. It’s going to be fixed. It has to be fixed. We’ve got the, `How to block,’ it’s the `Who?’ It’s getting into your playbook more, learn the (defensive) front better. It’s more studying, more preparation.’ Bruins tailback Maurice Drew, who was limited to 33 yards by Washington, had another reason for UCLA’s lackluster running game. “Me,’ said Drew, who has a team- leading 311 yards rushing. “The last two games I haven’t been making the right reads to get the running game going. It’s going to be tough to get it back against this defense, but we have to try. You have to go out and run the ball against them. Otherwise, you’re going to crush yourself.’ The lack of confidence in the running game forced offensive coordinator Tom Cable to abandon it against Washington. UCLA ran 25 times and threw 44 passes against the Huskies. “Cal is by far the best team that we’ll face thus far, in any way, shape or form most physical, most talented,’ Cable said. “But I’ve said this earlier; you cannot win games like this, or big games in this conference, without having some balance and the physical presence along with it.’ Brian Dohn can be reached at (818) 713-3607. 160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set!last_img