Written by August 9, 2019 /Sports News – National Scoreboard roundup — 8/8/19 FacebookTwitterLinkedInEmailiStock(NEW YORK) — Here are the scores from Thursday’s sports events: MAJOR LEAGUE BASEBALLAMERICAN LEAGUENY Yankees 12, Toronto 6Boston 3, LA Angels 0Detroit 10, Kansas City 8Cleveland 7, Minnesota 5NATIONAL LEAGUEMiami 9, Atlanta 2Chi Cubs 12, Cincinnati 5San Francisco 5, Philadelphia 0San Diego 9, Colorado 3WOMEN’S NATIONAL BASKETBALL ASSOCIATION PLAYOFFSWashington 91, Indiana 78LA Sparks 84, Phoenix 74Seattle 69, Dallas 57NATIONAL FOOTBALL LEAGUE PRESEASONBuffalo 24, Indianapolis 16NY Giants 31, NY Jets 22Cleveland 30, Washington 10Baltimore 29, Jacksonville 0New England 31, Detroit 3Tennessee 27, Philadelphia 10Miami 34, Atlanta 27Green Bay 28, Houston 26Carolina 23, Chicago 13Arizona 17, LA Chargers 13Seattle 22, Denver 14MAJOR LEAGUE SOCCERNew York City 3, Houston 2Copyright © 2019, ABC Radio. All rights reserved. Beau Lund
ILOILO – The 24/7 inter-agencyhelpdesk of the provincial government successfully facilitated the repatriationof an Ilonggo overseas Filipino Worker (OFW) from Qatar. Both work as household workers and arevictims of illegal recruitment. Their relatives sought assistance of thehelpdesk on Jan. 14. The Operation Bulig Ilonggo help deskwas launched on January 10 to cater to distressed Ilonggo OFWs and theirfamilies who are affected by the Iran-US tensions. Two more Ilonggo OFWs based in Lebanonare waiting for their schedule to return home. They are from San Miguel townand Mandurriao in Iloilo City. The household worker, whose name isbeing kept confidential, returned to the country on Jan. 17. She is from themunicipality of Santa Barbara. As of Jan. 20, 16 cases were cateredand referred to the Embassy. Arroyo clarified that the cases are not directlyrelated to the tensions but mostly concern maltreatment and health issues. It offers the following services:referral of requests for assistance (e.g. repatriation, communication); updateson the status and whereabouts of distressed OFWs in Middle East; andinternational calls and video calls. Overseas Workers WelfareAdministration (OWWA) welfare case officer Jack Arroyo said the OFW was avictim of maltreatment by her employer. OWWA assured that they have jobintegration programs for returning OFWs. “We requested the Philippine Embassyto intervene in bringing her home. It was her agency who processed therepatriation,” Arroyo said. Arroyo said they immediately referredthe cases to the Philippine Embassy. For inquiries, contact the helpdeskthru landline 320-3975 and e-mail address: [email protected] (LHC, Capitol News/PN) “Lebanon OFWs are being repatriated inbatches so I think the two is part of the second or third batch,” he said.
Sophomore outside hitter Brooke Botkin leaps for the kill in the Trojans’ loss to Washington Thursday. (Sunny Dong | Daily Trojan)The No. 13 USC women’s volleyball team moved into sole possession of second place in the Pac-12 over the weekend, answering a loss to No. 25 Washington with a victory over No. 19 Washington State. The Trojans dropped a four-set match to the Huskies on Thursday, but came out on top in four sets against the Cougars Sunday afternoon.The Women of Troy were left without several starters for both matches, including junior outside hitter Khalia Lanier and sophomore outside hitter Brooke Botkin, who were both under concussion protocol.Junior outside hitter Emily Baptista led the team against Washington with 24 kills and 18 digs. The Trojans hit .262 in the loss.The Women of Troy were in a better place by Sunday. Senior libero Victoria Garrick had 24 digs for the Women of Troy. Baptista again led the way with 17 more kills, and credited her teammates for setting her up for success throughout the match. “I’ve got to give it to the passers,” Baptista said after Sunday’s match. “I think our passing was pretty great [and] allowed our setter to move the ball around so the blockers weren’t always on me. I think our defense and passing were really great so that allowed for me to get a lot of kills today.” Sunday’s Trojans looked like an entirely different team than the one that fell to Washington State earlier this season in a five-set road loss in mid-October. The team remembered that match when it faced off against the Cougars for the second time Sunday Baptista said.“We were really motivated this game since the last time we played them was a heartbreaker,” Baptista said. “Even though we’re missing a couple players, we [said] ‘OK, we’re going to play for revenge, we’re going to play for the people that aren’t able to be with us right now.’” Baptista said the victory will be important for the team’s confidence moving forward, considering how short-handed the squad was against the Cougars.“We’re missing a few girls, and all three of them are starters, so I think it gives us a lot of confidence that we can be a very good team — that we can beat ranked teams like Washington State — with girls who don’t normally play,” Baptista said. “That gives us a lot of confidence for [the] rest of the season.”The Trojans took a commanding 2-0 set lead with a pair of 25-18 wins before dropping the third set 25-22, but finished the deal with a fourth-set victory of the same score.“[Winning the first set] is a big deal,” head coach Brent Crouch said. “We’ve been talking about that for a few weeks, about coming out really strong. ‘Announcing ourselves’ has been kind of a phrase we’ve been talking about a lot. We came out swinging.”Crouch echoed Baptista’s sentiments about the importance of the victory, which helped the Trojans’ confidence. USC only has four regular season matches — and only one at the Galen Center — until playoffs begin. “We’re missing half our starting lineup,” Crouch said. “Getting some new experience is great heading into the tournament. And the people that are hurt — it may not be the end of the world for them just to get some rest right now … It’s just a really good team bonding, team culture experience because everyone is getting to play now.” For the most part, the Trojans survived missing a few starters. The Cougars’ late comeback attempt ultimately failed, but the Trojans didn’t waltz to the finish line.“We didn’t overcome [the injuries] very much in the last two sets, but the first two we did a nice job — we passed pretty well,” Crouch said. “The last two sets, that’s where we really missed [the injured players] — when we’re not passing real well, they’re still able to get us kills, and when we started passing off the net in the third and fourth sets [we were] not able to get kills.”The team focused on defense in the days leading up to the Washington State match. The Trojans proved themselves by holding the Cougars to a .098 hitting percentage, compared to a .193 percentage for USC. The Women of Troy had 12 blocks in the match. “That ended up being the difference,” Crouch said of the defense. “You don’t have to do a lot of offense if you’re doing that.” The Trojans will head to Arizona this weekend for a Friday match against No. 20 Arizona and a Sunday contest with Arizona State.