With more than 5,000 credit union leaders in Washington, D.C. for CUNA’s Governmental Affairs Conference this week, CUNA will remain fully engaged with hearings in both chambers of Congress this week. This includes a potential partial release of the president’s fiscal year 2020 budget outline.Consumer Financial Protection Bureau Director Kathy Kraninger is scheduled to make her second appearance before Congress this week, in front of the Senate Banking Committee Tuesday. Kraninger appeared last week before the House Financial Services Committee, and CUNA submitted a letter for the record of that hearing.The hearing is scheduled to being Tuesday at 10 a.m. (ET), and will be streamed live on the committee’ website. continue reading » ShareShareSharePrintMailGooglePinterestDiggRedditStumbleuponDeliciousBufferTumblr
Defender Paul Dummett (hamstring) and midfielders Gabriel Obertan (thigh) and Ryan Taylor (knee) are fit and will be included in the squad, while striker Papiss Cisse has a week’s training under his belt following his return from the African Nations Cup with Senegal. Midfielders Siem de Jong (thigh) and Rolando Aarons (hamstring) need a little more time, however. Newcastle head coach John Carver has received a series of injury boosts ahead of Sunday’s Barclays Premier League clash with Stoke. The Potters tried before Monday’s deadline passed to bring in Tottenham’s Aaron Lennon, who instead opted to join Everton on loan. The Staffordshire outfit were told the winger felt he had a better chance of getting first-team football with the Merseyside outfit. Hughes says he had “a couple of targets” that did not materialise into completed deals, but has also emphasised there is a greater focus on making the most of this summer’s window. Asked if he had been biding his time until summer, Hughes said: “Yes, there is a little bit of that in our thinking. “It is difficult to get the quality you are really looking for (in the winter window). “You can put things in place and have conversations that maybe are put to one side and you revisit in the summer when there is less time constraint on your dealings, which can help. “We have got resources to go into the market, but we’ll do it when we think we’ve got a real opportunity to get the ones we really want – and if it means we have to wait a little bit longer, then so be it.” Newcastle will welcome Stoke to St James’ having marked Carver’s installation as Alan Pardew’s interim replacement until the end of the season with a comprehensive 3-0 victory at Hull, the first since he took temporary charge last month. He said: “I actually went home and had a cup of tea and chip butty, that’s how I celebrated. But you build on it now by getting successive wins. That’s what we are aiming for.” Stoke captain Ryan Shawcross has been ruled out of action for up to three weeks with a back injury. Shawcross had to come off in the first half of last Saturday’s 3-1 win over QPR at the Britannia Stadium because of the problem. Manager Mark Hughes said: “Unfortunately Ryan will be missing now for a couple of weeks. “That is a big disappointment for us because he is obviously an important player for us and the captain, so he will be a miss. “We do have other players who are capable of filling in though, so it is a chance for them to come in and make a mark – just as they have done in the past.” Jon Walters, who scored a hat-trick in the QPR game, is a doubt ahead of Sunday’s league trip to Newcastle due to a knee problem which has prevented him training this week, although Hughes is hopeful the forward will be available. Press Association
Following the spring season opener win over the University of Wisconsin-Green Bay, the UW-Madison volleyball team will take on the Marquette Golden Eagles Friday night. The match will take place at the Milwaukee Sting Center. Only the first 1,000 fans will be admitted.The Badgers visited Marquette last September in Milwaukee and swept the Golden Eagles. Outside hitter Madison Duello led Wisconsin to the sweep with 14 kills at a .591 hitting percentage. Middle blocker Dana Rettke led the defensive charge with eight of the Badgers’ nine blocks. Marquette finished with a lowly .118 hitting percentage.While normally seen as foes, the relationship between Wisconsin and Marquette is far from a rivalry. Wisconsin has won all 20 matchups between the two clubs. Marquette returns with 6-foot-5 outside hitter Allie Barber, who snatched an American Volleyball Coaches Association Second-Team All-American honor. She finished last season as the only Division 1 player to record at least 500 kills while retaining a .350 or higher hitting percentage.Volleyball: Badgers overpower Green Bay in opening match of spring seasonThe University of Wisconsin women’s volleyball team dominated the Green Bay Phoenix in an early spring matchup at the UW Read…Wisconsin matches Barber with three AVCA All-Americans: Rettke, Duello and setter Sydney Hilley. Both Tiffany Clark of Wisconsin and Martha Konovodoff of Marquette earned AVCA honorable mentions as their teams’ respective liberos.Both the Badgers and the Golden Eagles fell at the hands of the Illinois Fighting Illini in the NCAA National Tournament. Marquette fell in the sweet sixteen while the Badgers were bested one round later in the elite eight.Illinois’ Jacqueline Quade dismantled both defenses with double-digit kills in both contests.The similarities are prevalent, but Rettke poses a major threat with the departure of Marquette’s 6-foot-6 redshirt senior Jenna Rosenthal. In their September matchup, Rettke posted only eight kills—tied for her second-lowest mark of the season. With Rosenthal graduated, Rettke can expect more opportunities with such size and experience leaving.Men’s basketball: Tournament disappointment, Ethan Happ’s departure present Wisconsin with opportunity for extreme makeoverFriday, March 22 was an overwhelming day for the University of Wisconsin men’s basketball program. The Badgers’ 72–54 loss at Read…After losing senior Tiona Williams last year, Wisconsin will look to work several options at middle blocker to see who will serve as Rettke’s complement. Though right now, Danielle Hart is expected to take the brunt of the playing time opposite of Rettke. A solid performance could all but confirm her spot in the starting lineup.Tuesday night, Wisconsin backup libero Sarah Dodd announced via Instagram that she tore her anterior cruciate ligament and will miss significant time. Dodd played in 22 games last season and sparked a run at the service line against Illinois in October. While Dodd doesn’t have gaudy stats, she left her mark on various Badger contests last fall.Doors open at 6:15 p.m. at the Milwaukee Sting Center for the Badgers’ second of three spring contests.Wisconsin closes its spring slate April 20 against the Purdue Boilermakers in West Lafayette, Indiana.
Alexander: How will spectator sports look after COVID-19? Alexander: Sparks’ Seimone Augustus is on point in first game against her old team With that precedent, imagine what they’ll look like next year.• The state CIF office sent a press release a week ago announcing that sports participation at its 1,606 member schools had reached an all-time high for the sixth straight year. You had to look closely, but within that release was a nugget that was striking, though certainly not unexpected: High school football participation decreased in 2017 for the third straight year and sixth time in eight years.From the 2016 season to 2017, the 11-man game dropped from 97,079 participants to 94,286, a 2.87 percent drop. Add eight-man football and the decrease was 2.85 percent. But there’s a larger trend: From 2006 to 2017, the number of prep football players in California has dropped more than 12 percent, from 109,700 (11-man and eight-man) to 96,374. The only other boys’ sports to lose participants during that span were tennis and wrestling, and neither shed athletes at anywhere close to the rate of football.Have the moms of California spoken? If you are a parent or athlete who has either opted out of football or opted in, I’d love to hear from you as to [email protected]@Jim_Alexander on TwitterRelated Articles Alexander: Was there more to Pac-12 delay than health and safety? AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MOREUCLA alum Kenny Clark signs four-year contract extension with PackersSign up for Home Turf and get exclusive stories every SoCal sports fan must read, sent daily. Subscribe here.This is brilliant marketing. Emrani straps himself into the driver’s seat of the Lakers bandwagon – note the framed jerseys in the shots where he’s posing with clients – while never once mentioning the team’s name, the better to avoid trademark infringement.• Of course, that jingle at the end of his “Call Jacob” ads is already a Top 20 earworm.• Emrani has framed LeBron and Magic Johnson jerseys. Larry H. Parker does commercials with Tom Lasorda. Any other attorneys lining up sports tie-ins?• L.A.’s NFL fans caught a break this week, with the Rams and Chargers both playing their exhibition openers on the road. In other words, you are spared having to pay full price to watch the regulars play one series (or less).Interestingly, both teams are at home in weeks 2 and 3, when starters get progressively more reps (though Sean McVay evidently might be hedging on even that for week 2). And they’re both on the road in weeks 1 and 4, when regulars play either a very little or not at all. Then again, you’re still paying regular-season prices for games that don’t count, usually populated in the second half by players who are fighting for roster spots 47 through 53 and practice squad opportunities. In other words, this is the ultimate manifestation of the old Jerry Seinfeld line: “You’re rooting for clothes, when you get right down to it. We’re screaming about laundry.”• True story: Years ago, when the Raiders were in L.A., I had a phone conversation with the late Al LoCosale, who was Al Davis’ loyal lieutenant, and I made the mistake of using the term “exhibition” game.“Young man,” LoCosale thundered through the phone, “they are PRESEASON games.”May Al rest in peace, but whatever. To me, they’re exhibitions.• Shouldn’t Aug. 9 be annually celebrated as Wayne Gretzky Day in Los Angeles?Thursday was the 30th anniversary of the trade that brought the Great One to the Kings from Edmonton, transforming not only the Kings franchise but the entire hockey map.Without the Gretzky trade, in SoCal alone, there are no Anaheim Ducks, no AHL teams in the region, and likely much more sparse participation in youth hockey. Consider this legacy, three decades later: Two players raised and trained in SoCal were traded for each other earlier this summer, with the Ducks acquiring Chase DeLeo (La Mirada) from Winnipeg for Nic Kerdiles (Irvine).• There were plenty of retrospectives this week about the Gretzky trade. But the best accounting of the Gretzky phenomenon – as well as the house of cards that eventually collapsed and landed Kings owner Bruce McNall in prison for five years after he pled guilty to fraud and conspiracy charges – remains a 2009 book by Canadian author/journalist Stephen Brunt: “Gretzky’s Tears: Hockey, America and the Day Everything Changed.”• The jersey nicknames for the softball jerseys used during baseball’s Players Weekend are out, and we already have a winner.Last year it was the Mariners’ Kyle Seager, who wore “Corey’s Brother” on his back. This year the Diamondbacks Brad Boxberger is the first to go all emoji: A box and a burger. The world according to Jim:• Outside of the Lakers organization itself, there might be no greater beneficiary of LeBron James’ signing than Jacob Emrani.And if you have to ask who that is, you obviously don’t watch much local TV.Emrani, a personal injury attorney in L.A., is the guy who bankrolled all those “LABron” billboards around town earlier this year. He has capitalized on those in TV ads both before and since the signing, equating his “passion for my favorite team” with his willingness to battle for his clients. Sparks pound Washington for third straight victory Alexander: Dodgers-Padres is closer to a fair fight Newsroom GuidelinesNews TipsContact UsReport an Error
James is the richest active player in the league with a net worth of $480 million, according to celebritynetworth.com.He was in a good mood after totaling 13 points, 13 assists and six rebounds in the win. He also joined the 9,000 assists club.LBJ drops his 9⃣0⃣0⃣0⃣th-career dime‼️📺: ESPN pic.twitter.com/Pfl4XGcVLR— NBA (@NBA) December 30, 2019The three-time NBA champion reached the assist milestone with a pass to Anthony Davis in the first quarter. “If I was back home, then I would be 35,” laughed James, who referred to the three-hour time difference in Akron, Ohio. “I live in LA now. Don’t count me out just yet.”James was asked to share his birthday wish, and he gave a hilarious response.(His response is around the six-minute mark in the video below.)MORE: LeBron James breaks new ground with 9,000th assist”I don’t have birthday wishes,” James said. “I’m not a birthday wish guy.”But is the four-time MVP going to have a party?”Yeah,” James said. “I’m going to have one of those, but that’s not a wish because I’ve got to pay for it.”The good news? The NBA star can certainly afford a lavish party. LeBron James turned 35 on Monday.Following the Lakers’ 108-95 win over the Mavericks on Sunday at Staples Center, James wasn’t ready to hear any reporters tell him, “Happy Birthday.”