Creamline takes Game 1

first_imgLights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew Nadine Lustre’s phone stolen in Brazil Report: Disney dropping the ‘Fox’ from movie studio names Trump assembles a made-for-TV impeachment defense team Volcano watch: Island fissures steaming, lake water receding Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. View comments They go for the clincher in Game 2 of the best-of-three title series on Wednesday, also at MoA Arena.The Cool Smashers banked on their superb net defense in the opening set, coming through with seven blocks, but yielded the next in the face of the High Flyers’ big bounce back.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSGinebra beats Meralco again to capture PBA Governors’ Cup titleSPORTSAfter winning title, time for LA Tenorio to give back to Batangas folkSPORTSTim Cone still willing to coach Gilas but admits decision won’t be ‘simple yes or no’Creamline wrested control in the third then pounced on a series of PayMaya miscues in the fourth, including attack errors, net violations and four touches, to fashion out the four-set romp.Valdez finished with 18 hits while Thai import Kuttika Kaewpin topscored with 19 points.Michele Gumabao backed them up with eight markers.Earlier, Pocari-Air Force bucked the absence of local ace Myla Pablo to turn back BanKo-Perlas, 25-22, 17-25, 16-25, 26-24, 15-11, to zero in on third place honors.Maddie Palmer unloaded 22 attack points, the last three giving the Lady Warriors a 12-9 cushion in the fifth before Arie Love took over with back-to-back hits and Elaine Kasilag finished off the rallying Perlas Spikers with a dump at the start of their best-of-three series. Pacquiao energized after camp Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Creamline momentarily lost control in the second set before cruising in the next two to outlast PayMaya, 25-21, 22-25, 25-20, 25-19, and move a victory away from the Premier Volleyball League crown at a jam-packed Mall of Asia Arena in Pasay City on Sunday night.Alyssa Valdez anchored Creamline’s big windup, delivering three of her team’s last four points as the top seeded Cool Smashers cut the High Flyers down to size to close in on the coveted Reinforced Conference crown after two third place finishes last year.ADVERTISEMENT LATEST STORIES Putin’s, Xi’s ruler-for-life moves pose challenges to West MOST READ Palace OKs total deployment ban on Kuwait OFWs Palmer also delivered two aces for a 24-hit output while Love and a slew of locals also stepped up for the dethroned champions.Pablo sustained an injury on Friday before the start of their sudden-death match for the first finals berth against Creamline.But the Lady Warriors still lived up to their name, fighting back from 1-2 set down and recovering from a late fourth-set meltdown before holding sway in the fifth to steal the victory from the Spikers.“We’re disappointed of not being able to make it to the finals but we stayed focused,” said Palmer.Pocari nearly blew a 24-21 edge in the fourth as BanKo-Perlas, with Kia Bright on the attack, scored three straight points to extend the match.But an Amy Ahomiro service error and a Del Palomata quick hit sent the match into a deciding fifth.ADVERTISEMENT Carpio hits red carpet treatment for China Coast Guard PLAY LIST 02:14Carpio 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 respite03:23Negosyo sa Tagaytay City, bagsak sa pag-aalboroto ng Bulkang Taal01:13Christian Standhardinger wins PBA Best Player award In fight vs corruption, Duterte now points to Ayala, MVP companies as ‘big fish’ ‘High crimes and misdemeanors’: Trump impeachment trial beginslast_img read more

Sweet and unsweet 16 for James Harden on a wild night in Orlando

first_imgGinebra beats Meralco again to capture PBA Governors’ Cup title Harden scored 38 points Sunday night in Houston’s 116-109 loss in Orlando, marking the 16th consecutive time that he’s scored at least 30 or more points — matching Kobe Bryant for the league’s longest such streak since the NBA-ABA merger in 1976-77.But Harden also was 1 for 17 from 3-point range, tying the league’s single-game record for most misses from beyond the arc.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSGinebra beats Meralco again to capture PBA Governors’ Cup titleSPORTSJapeth Aguilar wins 1st PBA Finals MVP award for GinebraSPORTSGolden State Warriors sign Lee to multiyear contract, bring back Chriss“They just didn’t go in,” Harden shrugged afterward.Damon Stoudamire was 5 for 21 from 3-point range for Portland against Golden State on April 15, 2005. Until Sunday, that was the only time a player had missed 16 3s in a game. View comments Japeth Aguilar wins 1st PBA Finals MVP award for Ginebra Tom Brady most dominant player in AFC championship history On bad hip, Andy Murray out in 1st round of Australian Open LATEST STORIES Houston Rockets’ James Harden (13) passes the ball away from Orlando Magic’s Nikola Vucevic (9) during the first half of an NBA basketball game, Sunday, Jan. 13, 2019, in Orlando, Fla. (AP Photo/John Raoux)ORLANDO, Fla. — James Harden had a game for the history books.That’s good and bad.ADVERTISEMENT Ginebra beats Meralco again to capture PBA Governors’ Cup title Nadine Lustre’s phone stolen in Brazil In fight vs corruption, Duterte now points to Ayala, MVP companies as ‘big fish’ Even on a night where he got almost nothing from deep to fall, Harden’s scoring average rose.Harden is now averaging 34.2 points per game this season, which puts him on a very exclusive pace. In the last 40 seasons, only Michael Jordan (37.1 points in 1986-87 and 35.0 points in 1987-88) and Bryant (35.4 points in 2005-06) have finished with a higher average than Harden has now.Harden was 15 for 16 from the foul line Sunday. He also finished with 12 assists and nine rebounds.“I thought we did a pretty good job on him,” said Orlando’s Evan Fournier, who shouldered much of the defensive load against Harden on Sunday night. “And then I looked at the scoreboard and he had 38. He’s just unbelievable.”Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Trending Articles PLAY LIST 00:50Trending Articles03:24PH’s James Palicte boxing light welterweight final (HIGHLIGHTS)02:14Carpio 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 respite03:23Negosyo sa Tagaytay City, bagsak sa pag-aalboroto ng Bulkang Taal01:13Christian Standhardinger wins PBA Best Player award In fight vs corruption, Duterte now points to Ayala, MVP companies as ‘big fish’ Gretchen Barretto’s daughter Dominique graduates magna cum laude from California college Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. The NBA’s greatest shooters have had awful nights from 3-point range — Dennis Scott once went 2 for 17, Ray Allen once went 1 for 14, Stephen Curry has an 0 for 11 game on his resume. Harden went 0 for 11 from deep in Game 5 of last year’s Western Conference finals against Golden State, and has been 0 for 10 on three other occasions.Houston coach Mike D’Antoni didn’t pin the loss on Harden’s shooting. He blamed the Rockets’ defense, and Harden concurred.“The problem is, you can’t rely on him being superhuman every night,” D’Antoni said. “We’ve got to have some contributions from other guys. I just thought they came in with a lack of focus, particularly on the defensive end.”Bryant scored 30 or more in 16 straight games from Jan. 29 through Feb. 28, 2003. If Harden scores at least 30 in his next game — that should be Monday against Memphis, assuming he’s in the Rockets’ lineup — he would top that mark. The last time an NBA player had a longer streak than that was in the 1963-64 season, when Wilt Chamberlain had 20 straight games scoring 30 or more.“He’s such a good scorer,” Orlando’s Nikola Vucevic said of Harden. “You have to stay aggressive but you can’t foul him. He’s going to score. You’re not going to stop him. He has the ball so much and they run everything for him.”ADVERTISEMENT MOST READ Philippine Army to acquire MANPADS, self-propelled howitzerslast_img read more

Guyana signs on to Paris COP 21 climate change treaty

first_imgAs the world joined in the celebration of World Earth Day, Guyana also joined over 150 countries in the signing of the climate change agreement in Paris on Friday.President David Granger joined hundreds of world leaders to sign the 2015 agreement, which was crafted in December last year in Paris.The expected key result of the agreement is to set a goal of limiting global warming to less than two degrees Celsius, compared to pre-industrial levels. The agreement calls for zero net anthropogenic greenhouse gas emissions to be reached during the second half of the 21st century.Parties to the agreement will also pursue efforts to limit the temperature increase to 1.5 degrees Celsius. The 1.5 degrees Celsius goal will require zero emissions sometime between 2030 and 2050, according to some scientists.President David Granger joined over one hundred world leaders to sign the Paris COP 21 climate change treatyPresident Granger, delivering at the session, said Guyana has signed the Agreement on account of its recognition of the need for resolute action to combat the challenges of climate change. He said his country will ensure the deposit of the instruments of ratification this year.According to him, Guyana, through the pursuit of a green economy, will spare no effort to contribute to both a sustainable future and to an effective global response to climate change.Guyana is a net carbon sink, he said, as its forests seize more carbon than the country’s human activities generate. He said Guyana, with the world’s second highest percentage of rainforest cover, commands important carbon stocks.It nevertheless, is fully committed to contributing to limiting the rise in global temperature to below 1.5 degrees Celsius.The President said Guyana intends to implement initiatives in the forest and renewable energy sectors, including through the Reducing Emissions from Deforestation and Forest Degradation Plus programme.“We will move closer towards a 100 per cent renewable power supply by 2025, conditional on appropriate support and adequate resources. Our proposed commitments, through avoided emissions, can contribute the equivalent of up to 48.7 million metrictonnes of carbon dioxide to the global mitigation effort”, President Granger said.According to President Granger, Guyana is prepared to sustainably manage, conserve and protect our national patrimony and place our ecological resources at the service of humanity.He said Guyana in the short-term, up to 2020, will improve timber monitoring and maintain a high level of timber legality; increase value-added activities in the forestry sector so as to augment carbon storage in long-use wood products; intensify the sustainable management of our indigenous communities which own and manage 14 per cent of our national territory; introduce a national Emissions Reduction Programme (ERP) to add two million hectares under conservation, encourage more efficient mining and logging activities and implement Reduced Impact Logging(RIL); invest in solar power, wind power and hydropower to transition more rapidly to renewable sources of energy and reduce its dependence on fossil fuels.The Paris Cop21 Agreement came into being in December of 2015 in Paris, France. The agreement was adopted by all parties to the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC) on December 12, 2015. It has been hailed as the most ambitious international environmental agreement in history.The Caribbean Community  (Caricom) played a significant role in the crafting  the agreement with a set of  negotiating positions articulated in the Barbados Declaration of Climate Change which was later adopted by the Caricom Heads of Government in July of 2015.For the agreement to be entered into force and be legally binding at least 55 countries, which account for 55 per cent of the global greenhouse gas emissions must ratify or approve the agreement through their own domestic legal systems.last_img read more

Local Scam Artist

first_imgThe RCMP is warning local area residents about another scam artist, with a bogus sob story.He’s reportedly knocking on doors claiming to have been accidentally locked out of his vehicle and, in need of cab fare.Apparently he has bilked a few people, with a promise he has so far never kept, to return with borrowed money.- Advertisement -In the future,residents arethereforeadvised to tellhim Fort St. John is a small city and, walking is his best option.last_img

Police discover stolen plates after pulling over impaired driver

first_imgTwo seniors were taken into custody, Tuesday, after Fort St. John RCMP discovered the vehicle they were driving had stolen licence plates.Fort St. John RCMP say they stopped an older-style car near Canadian Water Serve and Save and discovered the male driver was impaired. He was issued a 90-day immediate roadside prohibition.- Advertisement -Then, police say they discovered the car’s licence plates were stolen out of Edmonton.The female passenger of the vehicle – who was also the owner of the vehicle – was subsequently ticketed for driving without insurance and for misuse of plates.However, police say she is not being charged for using stolen plates.last_img read more

Thunderstorm floods Fort St. John streets

first_imgAlmost 1,100 B.C. Hydro customers are currently without power in Fort St. John, Taylor, and Charlie Lake.Send your photos of the storm and flooding to Advertisement –last_img

May is High Risk Driving month in BC

first_imgSURREY, B.C. – The B.C. RCMP are reminding drivers that May is identified as High Risk Driving month and police across BC are conducting enhanced enforcement to educate the driving public and target high risk driving behaviours.With the beginning of increased traffic on BC roadways and more road users, there is a potential for an increase in collisions.According to the RCMP, high-risk driving behaviours include, but are not limited to:- Advertisement -Excessive Speed;Driving without Due Care and Attention;Driving without Reasonable Consideration;Use of Electronic Device while Driving;Emailing or Texting while Driving;Following too closely;Ignoring traffic control devices;Improper passing; andRacing/Stunting.According to provincial statistics, 117 people die, on average, every year in BC crashes involving high-risk driving. Injuries and death that result from high-risk driving behaviours can be prevented, and it all starts with the person behind the wheel.Driving is a complex, divided attention task and there are several easy things drivers can do to reduce risk to themselves, their families and other motorists, says Cpl. Mike Halskov of BC RCMP Traffic Services. First, slow down, obey speed limits, wear your seatbelt, drive defensively, drive sober and free of distractions.Advertisement The province-wide Light-Up the Highway campaign from May 17th to 19th, a one-day high risk driving blitz over the same weekend, and Saturday, May 18th is designated as National Impaired Driving Enforcement Day.The RCMP share that driving is a privilege and BC is a leader when it comes to holding drivers accountable for their actions. Motorists can expect to see enhanced enforcement throughout the province during the month of May and beyond.last_img read more

Weaver bright spot of series, future

first_imgBy Bob Keisser STAFF WRITER It was 31/2 hours after his day started and a few minutes after his season ended, but Jered Weaver was still in a competitive mood. When a radio reporter said the home runs hit by David Ortiz and Manny Ramirez off Weaver on Sunday traveled 1,000 feet, the former Simi Valley High and Long Beach State pitcher said, “A thousand feet. You sure? You mapped it off?” And when he was told Ramirez has tattooed 322 different pitchers in his career, a note meant to reflect the Boston Red Sox slugger’s Bomb Club has many well-known members, it was no consolation. “Thanks for that,” Weaver said. It’s Weaver’s competitive spirit that fed optimism in the Angels and their fans that they could come back from a 2-0 AL Division Series deficit against the Red Sox, and his effort supported that belief. He struck out five in the first three innings, pitched superbly out of a pair of two-on jams in the second and fifth, and only exited in the sixth because he had thrown 95 pitches on a hot, blustery day and the Angels had no margin for error. The Angels had nothing, it turns out. Ortiz and Ramirez hit solo home runs in the fourth off Weaver, and he left on the wrong end of a 2-0 score in the sixth. The bullpen allowed seven runs in the eighth, and the offense scratched out one consolation run in the ninth. When the Angels find the time and fortitude to assess their postseason work, Weaver will likely be considered the bright spot. The Angels hit .192 as a team, scored four runs, had six extra-base hits and had more strikeouts (20) than hits (19). The bullpen allowed 10 runs in 82/3 innings of work. “The game plan was don’t throw any fastballs inside and stay in rhythm,” Weaver said. “I left that one pitch (to Ortiz) inside. There are no excuses. I felt good and thought I battled. I made some good pitches, but they have a great lineup. What are you going to do? People hit home runs.” If you pitch long enough in the American League, you’re going to eventually watch Ortiz and Ramirez tear a seam on your best fastball and relocate the ball into a different zip code. Between them, the Red Sox sluggers have hit 787 career home runs, including the postseason, off some of the greatest pitchers in baseball. When Ramirez bounced a ball off the rocks in center field, he tied Bernie Williams for the most postseason home runs in a career. Some of the pitchers on his personal top-10 list are Mike Mussina, Andy Pettitte, Randy Johnson, Roger Clemens and C.C. Sabathia. There’s no shame joining that crowd, and home runs are a part of baseball. There are 10 Hall of Famers on the all-time top 20 list for home runs allowed, not including three pitchers who will or should be in Cooperstown: Johnson, Clemens and Bert Blyleven. “I don’t know if they feed off each other,” Angels manager Mike Scioscia said of the Big Papi/Man-Ram entry. “They’re trying to hit every time up whether the guy in front of them has made an out or (hit a home run). But they’re as good a 1-2 punch as there is in baseball. “I thought Jered did a terrific job out there today. He didn’t make many mistakes, but the couple he did they didn’t miss. He didn’t get his fastball to Ortiz in the zone he wanted, and with Manny he left a 3-2 curveball up in the zone, and Manny didn’t miss it.” There are more and better Octobers ahead for Weaver. He has the makeup to be a No. 1 starter and he will get better as he gains experience. In two seasons, Weaver is 24-9 with a 3.33 ERA playing in the run-happy AL. He allowed four runs or less in 23 of his 29 starts this season and he was 6-2 in August and September. He’ll really do well if the Angels can avoid the Red Sox in the postseason. The Angels don’t see red when they face the Sox, they merely go blind. They’ve now lost nine consecutive playoff games to the Sox by a combined score of 69-27 dating back to the last three games of the 1986 AL Championship Series, also known as the prequel to “Saw” for its gore and blood. The House that Ruth Built holds no spell on the Angels, but the Green Monster has beaucoup voodoo. There are easy-to-tab reasons why the Angels lost this series – the injury that sidelined Gary Matthews, Garret Anderson’s pinkeye, Casey Kotchman’s mystery illness and a sense that they’re intimidated by the Red Sox. It’s also possible to say the Angels lost this playoff series for the same reasons their seasons ended prematurely the past two seasons: The lack of a second big bat in the lineup behind Vladimir Guerrero. They’ve scored 14 runs in their past eight playoff games. “It’s a team game,” Weaver said. “We missed a lot of key players, but we have a lot of depth. We didn’t make many bad pitches but those we did hurt. We didn’t get the key hits. And when you start a series in Boston, you put a little extra weight on your shoulders. “(Mike) said there was nothing for us to hang our heads about. We were the AL West champs and had the best home record in baseball. There were a lot of positives.” Then he said something about looking forward to spring training and next season. The season’s over, but he’s still competing. bob.keisser@presstelegram.com160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set!last_img read more


first_imgThe dead whale at Maghera Beach.A dead whale measuring more than 20 feet long has been washed up off the coast of Co Donegal.The massive creature, suspected to be a Sperm whale, was found at Maghera Beach at Ardara this morning.It is not known if the animal was alive when it was washed up. There are deep pools of blood surrounding the whale where it has been embedded in the sand.Local amateur photographer Chris Patterson came across the whale after being told about it by a local farmer.“I walk the beach a lot and I have never seen anything like this washed up before.“I was told about it and I went over for a look. I couldn’t believe how big it was. It must be up to 23 feet long. “There is a lot of blood coming out of it and I don’t know how long it has been dead or how it died,” said Chris.Donegal County Council has been alerted to the incident and are expected to examine if action is needed to remove the creature form the beach.Chris added “The birds have already been at it and although it doesn’t smell just yet, I think it will only be a matter of time.“Thankfully the beach is quiet this time of year. If it was summer then this would have caused a lot of problems.” HUGE WHALE FOUND WASHED UP OFF COAST OF DONEGAL was last modified: November 22nd, 2013 by StephenShare this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pocket (Opens in new window)Click to share on Telegram (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)Click to share on Skype (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window) Tags:ArdaraMagheraSperm whalelast_img read more

Moore determined

first_img AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MOREWalnut’s Malik Khouzam voted Southern California Boys Athlete of the Week “The UCLA game?” Moore asked with a hint of a smile. “A little, but not as much as everybody thinks. Everyone’s going to make it such a big deal. We’re playing a top (10) team at their house. I just want to come out and win the ballgame.” Those who share the huddle and a card table with him, know better. “He’s been waiting for this a long time,” said Oregon State center Kyle DeVan, one of Moore’s closest friends. “He talks about it, too. Bad things happened with (UCLA coach Karl) Dorrell and those guys and he wants to show them he’s a player.” Said Hass: “It’s one he’s circled on his calendar.” As badly as Moore might want to win, his departure from UCLA after two years of back-and-forth competition with his classmate and former roommate, Drew Olson, might be viewed as a divorce that’s worked out well for both parties. BERKELEY — The night before a game, or whenever they’re looking to kill time, it’s easy to find a group of Oregon State players huddled together in somebody’s hotel room or apartment playing cards. In the middle of the pack is a good place to find Matt Moore. “Matt’s got a good poker face,” receiver Mike Hass said. “You can’t tell what’s going on.” The Bruins are ranked eighth in the nation and couldn’t be happier this season with the play of Olson, who has led them to three consecutive fourth-quarter comebacks. Nor could Moore be happier with where he’s landed. His teammates have taken him in, he’s happy to be away from Los Angeles and, for the first time since he left Hart High of Newhall, football is fun. “When I left, I was (bitter). It was the school I wanted to go to,” Moore said of UCLA. “Now, there’s no way I can feel bitter or mad at any situation. I’m just realizing what it’s all about. I found a new place to play, I’m having a good time. That’s life. It didn’t work out there, it’s working out here and that’s just the way it is.” Moore, as one might expect from somebody who played under three different coaches in his three seasons and spent last year away from football, has been inconsistent. He is 23rd in the nation in total offense, averaging 294 passing yards per game, but in the past three games he has been intercepted eight times and thrown just one touchdown pass. But most important is his leadership. Moore has brought Oregon State back from deficits of 14 points to Boise State, 17 against Washington State and 8 against Cal. He directed game-winning drives in the fourth quarter of all three victories, including game-tying and game-winning touchdown passes to Hass against Boise State and Washington State. In the win over Cal, he shrugged off three interceptions to deliver a screen pass to Nate Wright, who converted a third-and-11 on the Beavers’ game-winning drive. “I don’t know what the statistics are tonight I don’t care,” DeVan said Saturday. “He led us to that win. You can tell he’s a winner.” That’s probably not the vision many had of Moore when he left UCLA. Not afraid to speak his mind with teammates, coaches and the media, Moore told reporters after a poor spring that he was the better quarterback as the Bruins headed to training camp in Dorrell’s first season. He then won the job. But Moore injured his knee in the season-opening game and then stewed when, with Olson managing the Bruins to a 5-2 start, he was told not to rush back. Moore would make four starts that season, but was pulled in the fourth quarter of his last two starts and did little to hide his displeasure. In a blowout loss to USC, Moore stood on the sidelines, listening on a headset as Dorrell told other coaches he wanted Olson, who had kept any of his disappointments to himself, to stay in the game as experience for the following season. Moore, with his helmet on, sprinted up the Coliseum tunnel to the locker room at the final gun. Shortly thereafter, he asked for his release. “He truly wasn’t happy from day one with Dorrell,” said Moore’s father Don, who came to the coach’s office one day during his first spring to talk his son out of leaving. “Matt could have stayed and battled, but he wasn’t enjoying himself. He didn’t want to keep playing musical chairs.” Moore wasn’t sure where he would end up. He took classes at College of the Canyons and considered Nebraska and Colorado State, then had a dalliance with the Angels, who made him a 22nd-round draft pick a year ago. Then last fall, Hart coach Mike Herrington let Oregon State defensive coordinator Mark Banker know about Moore. Coach Mike Riley watched high school, UCLA and workout tapes of Moore, then invited him to Corvallis, Ore., for a visit. “It was a long process,” Riley said. “I didn’t want a transfer quarterback who first of all wasn’t a good guy and secondly, couldn’t compete for the job. When we thought both those things were there, we went after him.” Moore arrived for classes in January and won his teammates over with his personality as much as with his big arm and mobility. He beat out sophomore Ryan Gunderson for the job in spring practice. “It’s about fitting in, being a teammate,” Riley said of the quarterback position. “None of the other stuff matters if you’re not that. Matt immediately became one of the guys. That’s the most important thing and then he’s a good player. He’s done a remarkable job when you think of first-year quarterbacks.” Said Hass, who makes sure he needles Moore whenever they see Olson make a good throw on TV: “He’s a likable personality. He wasn’t arrogant. He wasn’t saying ‘I’m the best.” He just came in here and won the job.” The difference in how Moore is viewed in Corvallis and Westwood may be a matter of scenery, or perspective. It may also be a matter of maturity. When Moore arrived at UCLA, he’d turned 18 just days before his first practice. “I don’t think he knew how to handle the situation,” his father said. It’s a point Moore won’t argue, even if he doesn’t quite endorse it. All he knows is that he’s happy now. When he visited home two weeks ago during a bye, Moore hung out in Westwood with some of his friends from UCLA. He hasn’t spoken to any football players since he left, but he looks forward to seeing Olson, along with linebackers Justin London and Spencer Havner on Saturday. “It’ll be good, all laughs,” Moore said as he headed off to see his parents outside the locker room. “Win or lose, it’s going to be a good time. There’s no bad blood or anything like that.” Does he have anything to prove? “Sure, I’d like to put up some good numbers, but mostly I want to win. I don’t think I played to my best ability when I was there. I want to show people that I’m not just a backup that transferred,” said Moore, with what looked to be a very straight face. 160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set!center_img Keeping a straight face and a buttoned lip won’t be easy for Moore this week when the former UCLA quarterback, who left Westwood two years ago angry and disappointed, returns to the Rose Bowl to play his unbeaten former team. As Moore stood outside the locker room Saturday, as giddy as the rest of the Beavers after their 23-20 upset of 18th-ranked California, he was asked how much he was looking forward to this week. last_img read more