USC and United Airlines reach agreement to name Coliseum field

first_imgUSC and United Airlines have agreed to a new naming rights deal for the Coliseum, after facing some backlash regarding the original name change. USC and United had initially struck an agreement in May 2017 to rename the stadium United Airlines Memorial Coliseum. The 16-year deal provided USC over $69 million to use toward the Coliseum’s renovation, part of a $315 million undertaking.  Although United officials initially said that the company would be willing to step away from the agreement if USC did not agree to the original name change, the company said it has much to gain from taking on such a prominent role in the Los Angeles community. “USC is honored to be the caretaker of this Los Angeles treasure and, together with United, we are ensuring the Coliseum’s future as a world-class venue,” Austin said in a statement. “The naming of the field is a significant step in USC’s efforts to usher in a modern era for this historic landmark and preserve its legacy.”  Shortly after the original naming rights deal was agreed upon, veterans groups protested that changing the name of the stadium would dilute its identity as a memorial to World War I veterans. Neither USC nor United have released the financial details of the new agreement, which was shortened to 10 years instead of the original 16. Under the revised deal, USC and United said they will support the stadium’s commitment to honor local veterans by supporting veterans who attend USC and erecting a new memorial at the Coliseum to honor veterans. Hahn also pointed out the numerous historical events that the Coliseum has hosted — including the 1932 and 1984 summer Olympics and a visit from Nelson Mandela — to emphasize the idea that the Coliseum serves just as much as a war memorial as it does a sports stadium. The two parties came to a 10-year deal that will result in a new name for just the field, instead of the entire stadium. The field will now be called the United Airlines Field at Los Angeles Memorial Coliseum starting August.center_img “I think there are certain things that we shouldn’t sell,” said Janice Hahn, president of the Los Angeles Memorial Coliseum Commission, who sided with the veterans back in March. “The Los Angeles Memorial Coliseum was built in an effort to honor those men who were from Los Angeles that marched off in World War I and never came back.” Interim president Wanda M. Austin agreed with Hahn’s perspective that the benefits of the deal extend far beyond the Coliseum’s renovation. Photo from USC News “With so many employees, many of whom are proud veterans themselves, and customers that travel to or call [Los Angeles] home, this sponsorship is a meaningful way to underscore our commitment to California,” said Janet Lamkin, president of California for United Airlines, in a statement. “We always want to do what is best for the communities in which we operate — and in this case, reaching an agreement which upholds the name of such a respected venue while modernizing it for the benefit of future generations was the right thing to do.” “I am pleased that USC and United have come together in a way that will honor the memories of veterans who served in World War I and our broader community of veterans,” Hahn said in a statement. “This agreement ensures that United Airlines remains an important corporate sponsor of the Coliseum renovation project and that the legacy of the Coliseum remains. I am proud that we are moving forward with a shared commitment to veterans.” The introduction of the field’s new name will coincide with USC’s first football game on Aug. 31 against Fresno State at the Coliseum.last_img read more

Bruins vs. Blues results: Boston rides offensive explosion to Game 3 victory

first_imgMORE:  Watch the Stanley Cup Final live with fuboTV (7-day free trial)St. Louis managed to get on the board in the second period with a goal from Ivan Barbashev, but goals from David Pastrnak and Torey Krug extended the Bruins’ lead to 5-1. The Blues pulled rookie goaltender Jordan Binnington in favor of Jake Allen after the Krug goal. Binnington allowed five goals on 19 shots on the night.Things only got worse for the Blues in the third period. After Colton Parayko made it 5-2 just 5:24 into the period, the Blues’ offense couldn’t get into a rhythm. St. Louis pulled its goalie with under six minutes to play to gain the man advantage, but it proved fruitless as Noel Acciari scored on the empty net to make it 6-2. Boston added another one 23 seconds later, a power-play goal from Marcus Johansson.The Bruins now lead the series 2-1 and look like a well-oiled machine heading into Monday’s Game 4.Sporting News tracked live scoring updates and highlights from the Bruins’ Game 3 victory (all times Eastern).Blues vs. Bruins: Live updates, highlights from Game 3FINAL: Bruins 7, Blues 210:57 p.m.: 🚨 GOAL, BOSTON 🚨 Boston nets another one and looks like that’ll do it.  Bruins lead 7-2.10:56 p.m.: 🚨 GOAL, BOSTON 🚨  The Bruins get another one on the empty netter and they’re going to walk away with this one.  Bruins lead 6-2.10:51 p.m.: The Blues are trying to get every advantage they can get. They’ve pulled their goalie with over five minutes to go.10:49 p.m.: Time’s running out for St. Louis. 5:49 remain and Boston still leads 5-2.10:45 p.m.: Blues got another power play, but couldn’t produce and goals. Rask has stopped 23 of the 25 shots he’s seen.10:31 p.m.: 🚨 GOAL, ST. LOUIS 🚨  Colton Parayko cuts into the Bruins’ lead on a power-play goal. Bruins lead 5-2.POWER PLAY! @StLouisBlues 🚨🚨📺: NBCSN or stream it here:— #StanleyCup on NBC (@NHLonNBCSports) June 2, 201910:30 p.m.: Blues with a 5-0 advantage in shots this period, but they’ve got an uphill battle.10:27 p.m.: Brandon Carlo gets two minutes for interference and the Blues will have a 4-on-3 for just over a minute.10:25 p.m.: Clifton gets two minutes for cross checking and then Perron gets two for roughing. We’ll go 4-on-4 for a bit.10:24 p.m.: Third period is underway. It’s all Boston at this point. End of second period: Bruins 5, Blues 110:04 p.m.: Just an absolute onslaught by Boston that period. It leads 5-1 heading into the second intermission.9:48 p.m.: 🚨 GOAL, BOSTON 🚨 The Bruins respond on a power-play goal from Torey Krug. St. Louis pulls Jordan Binnington in favor of Jake Allen. Bruins lead 5-1.. @ToreyKrug restores the @NHLBruins 4-goal lead! #StanleyCup— NHL GIFs (@NHLGIFs) June 2, 20199:45 p.m.: Bruins will go on the power play after Colton Parayko gets two minutes for high sticking.9:43 p.m.: 🚨 GOAL, ST. LOUIS  🚨 The Blues finally get on the board on a goal by Barbashev. Bruins lead 4-1.The @StLouisBlues are on the board!Barbashev lights the lamp.📺: NBCSN💻:— #StanleyCup on NBC (@NHLonNBCSports) June 2, 20199:42 p.m.: The power play comes nd goes and the Blues just can’t find the back of the net. Rask as saved all 11 shots sent his way from St. Louis. 9:39 p.m.: Blues will go on the power play after Charlie McAvoy goes to the box after slashing Brayden Schenn. Patrick Maroon and Zdeno Chara get two minutes each for unsportsmanlike conduct.9:38 p.m.: We go without a whistle for almost eight minutes after the Pastrnak goal and a TV timeout gives us a break from the action. Bruins still lead 2-0.9:27 p.m.: 🚨 GOAL, BOSTON 🚨Just 41 seconds into the second and David Pastrnak puts the Bruins up 4-0.  Bruins lead 4-0.End of first period: Bruins 3, Blues 09:07 p.m.: Bruins with an absolute gut punch to the Blues late in the first. We head into the first intermission with Boston up 3-0.9:05 p.m: Upon review, the goal is upheld.  Bruins lead 3-0.9:02 p.m.: 🚨 GOAL, BOSTON 🚨  Boston just keeps pouring it on. This time it’s Sean Kuraly who gives the Bruins the 3-0 lead with 9.2 left in the first period. Officials are going to take another look at this one.8:59 p.m.: 🚨 GOAL, BOSTON 🚨  The Bruins extend their lead after Charlie Coyle nets one 17:22 into the first.  Bruins lead 2-0.8:55 p.m.: We’ll have a 4-on-4 for two minutes after Connor Clifton and Ivan Barbashev get two minutes each for roughing and unsportsmanlike conduct respectively.8:48 p.m.: 🚨 GOAL, BOSTON 🚨  21 seconds into the power play and Boston’s and Torey Krug rips one from the blueline and its ricocheted in by Patrice Bergeron.  Bruins lead 1-0.The @NHLBruins strike first in Game 3.📺: NBCSN💻:— #StanleyCup on NBC (@NHLonNBCSports) June 2, 20198:47 p.m.: Bruins go on the power play after David Perron gets two minutes for interference on Brandon Carlo.8:41 p.m.: A cool moment pregame. Blues superfan Laila Anderson, who’s battling a rare disease, was on hand to pump up the crowd in St. Louis before Game 3:Laila Anderson pumping up @Enterprise_Cntr before Game 3 of the Stanley Cup Final! #stlblues @KMOV @StLouisBlues— Tyler Klaus (@TylerKMOV) June 2, 20198:33 p.m.: The Blues come up empty-handed on the power play after Tuukka Rask makes some nice saves. We’re still scoreless. 8:28 p.m.: Boston’s Jake DeBrusk gets a minor for kneeing Alex Pietrangelo 1:02 into the game and the Blues have the first power play of the night early in the first.8:36 p.m.: The puck has finally been dropped and we’re underway in St. Louis. Pregame8:24 p.m.: Starting lineup for St. Louis:Starters. #stlblues #WeAllBleedBlue @MaryvilleU— St. Louis Blues (@StLouisBlues) June 2, 20198:11 p.m.: Jon Hamm’s ready to root for his hometown Blues tonight:Jon Hamm and Jon Hamm’s beard have the good kind of nerves going. #StanleyCup Confidential— NHL (@NHL) June 1, 2019 The Bruins got goals from seven different players and spoiled St. Louis’ first Stanley Cup Final home game in 49 years with a 7-2 Game 3 rout of the Blues on Saturday.Patrice Bergeron opened the scoring when he tipped in a slap shot from Torey Krug in the first period. Boston added two more goals in the first, including one from Sean Kuraly with 9.2 seconds left, to head into the first intermission up 3-0.last_img read more

Olympic gymnast abused by ex-doctor wants him to suffer

first_imgJiro Manio arrested for stabbing man in Marikina OSG plea to revoke ABS-CBN franchise ’a duplicitous move’ – Lacson Raisman said if just one adult had believed Nassar’s accusers and had “the courage and character to act, this tragedy could have been avoided. I and so many others would have never, ever met you. Larry, you should have been locked up a long, long time ago.”Nassar pleaded guilty to molesting girls at his university office, at home and at a Lansing-area gymnastics club, sometimes in the presence of parents, who were shielded from seeing what he was doing. Already sentenced to 60 years in prison on a separate federal child pornography conviction, the 54-year-old man can expect to be behind bars for the rest of his life. Raisman hoped the testimonies of her fellow survivors will never leave him.“All these brave women have power, and we will use our voices to make sure you get what you deserve — a life of suffering spent replaying the words delivered by this powerful army of survivors,” Raisman said.Nassar, who has often looked down or blankly at victims giving statements, broke down when longtime family friend Trinea Gonczar spoke.“I don’t know who you are now. Maybe I never knew. Maybe none of us did,” she said, as Nassar took off his glasses and wiped away tears.ADVERTISEMENT Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew LATEST STORIES Newsome sets focus on helping Bolts open new PBA season on right track Earlier Friday, another member of the 2012 U.S. Olympic gymnastics team — known as the “Fierce Five” — said she refused to let Nassar’s abuse ruin her dreams.“Even though I’m a victim, I do not and will not live my life as one,” Jordyn Wieber said. “I’m an Olympian despite being abused. I worked hard and managed to achieve my goal.”Michigan Attorney General Bill Schuette, who is running for governor and whose office charged Nassar, said he would provide “a full and complete review, report and recommendation” of Michigan State’s actions over Nassar, but only after the ex-doctor’s victims have had “their day in court.”The university fired Nassar in 2016, as allegations against him stretching back years came to light.“After watching many of these heartbreaking statements and reading accounts about them, we have concluded that only a review by your office can resolve the questions in a way that the victims, their families, and the public will deem satisfactory and that will help all those affected by Nassar’s horrible crimes to heal,” the university’s board said in a letter to Schuette requesting his help. Also Friday, state House Speaker Tom Leonard asked the leaders of two legislative committees to open inquiries into Michigan State, which could lead to budget implications for the university and broader policy changes statewide.The criminal cases against Nassar followed reports last year in The Indianapolis Star about how USA Gymnastics mishandled complaints about sexual misconduct involving the doctor and coaches.Many of the accusers have sued Michigan State, USA Gymnastics and the U.S. Olympic Committee.The university board said as information is presented by the attorney general’s office, the board “will act. This can never happen again. …. We continue to believe President Simon is the right leader for the university and she has our support.” Women’s gymnastics coach Kathie Klages resigned last year after she was suspended for defending Nassar for years. Another university doctor, Brooke Lemmen, resigned.A Title IX probe conducted by the university cleared Nassar of sexual assault allegations in 2014. At least 12 reported assaults occurred after the investigation was concluded, according to a university police report that was provided to the FBI for review by the U.S. attorney.“I have always done my best to lead MSU and I will continue to do so today and tomorrow,” Simon said in a statement. OSG plea to revoke ABS-CBN franchise ’a duplicitous move’ – Lacson Former Olympian Aly Raisman confronts Larry Nassar in Circuit Judge Rosemarie Aquilina’s courtroom during the fourth day of a sentencing hearing for the former sports doctor, who pled guilty to multiple counts of sexual assault, Friday, Jan. 19, 2018, in Lansing, Mich. (Matthew Dae Smith /Lansing State Journal via AP)LANSING, Mich. — Olympic gold medalist Aly Raisman on Friday confronted her former doctor who has pleaded guilty to multiple sexual assaults, warning him that the testimony of the “powerful army” of 140 survivors at his sentencing will haunt him in prison.More than 80 of the women and girls whom Larry Nassar abused under the guise of medical treatment have stood before the court during a marathon sentencing hearing that began Tuesday, describing with eloquence and sometimes tears the harm Nassar did and the impact he has had on their lives.ADVERTISEMENT Michael Porter Jr. stays patient as playing time increases Nonito Donaire vs Naoya Inoue is BWAA 2019 Fight of the Yearcenter_img Cormier can’t escape Jones ahead of UFC championship defense “You have not taken gymnastics away from me,” Raisman said. “I love this sport, and that love is stronger than the evil that resides in you, in those who enabled you to hurt many people.”Facing pressure over how Michigan State University handled allegations made against Nassar when he was employed there, the school’s board of trustees on Friday asked the state’s attorney general to investigate but stood by university president Lou Ann Simon — who is facing growing calls to resign or to be fired by the board.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSTim Cone, Ginebra set their sights on elusive All-Filipino crownSPORTSGinebra beats Meralco again to capture PBA Governors’ Cup titleSPORTSAfter winning title, time for LA Tenorio to give back to Batangas folk“Through this terrible situation, the university has been perceived as tone deaf, unresponsive and insensitive to the victims. We understand the public’s faith has been shaken. The board has listened and heard the victims,” chairman Brian Breslin said after a closed-door meeting that lasted more than four hours. Trustees declined to answer reporters’ questions.Nassar also was a team doctor at the Indianapolis-based USA Gymnastics, which trains Olympians. Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. 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