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Driver Hits One Million Miles In Honda Accord

first_imgA former auto mechanic, Mills credits regular oil and filter changes to his ride’s longevity.Talk about reliable, evidence supports that you can drive a Honda until the doors fall off. A guy in Durham, North Carolina drives a lot for work . . . about 60,000 miles a year. And his 19-year-old Honda Accord recently hit the one million mile mark. https://t.co/PjKBTSiKTw— 94.5 The Buzz (@945thebuzz) May 9, 2019 Dexter Mills of Durham, North Carolina joins an elite list of drivers who logged one million miles in his 2000 Honda Accord.That means Mills drove an average of 52,000 miles a year for 19 years.last_img read more

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Men’s basketball also has promising recruits

first_img“The Fifth Down” runs Wednesdays. To comment on this article, visit dailytrojan.com or email Alex at ajshultz@usc.edu. Buried beneath the hoopla that is college football’s national signing day is a surprising statistic about another upcoming recruiting class at USC.The men’s basketball team currently has the No. 34 group of prospects in the country, according to ESPN.Yes, the team that just fired its coach, sits at 9-13 overall (good for ninth in the Pac-12) and is coming off the worst season in school history has a higher-ranked incoming recruiting class than the Ohio State Buckeyes.Coming in at No. 34 would be an absolute travesty for USC coach Lane Kiffin and the football team. Even his biggest supporter, Athletic Director Pat Haden, would have no choice but to let him go if the Trojans finished with anything less than a top-10 class in 2013.But for the basketball program? A top-40 ranking after years of bringing in transfers and dealing with its own sanctions would be a fantastic development for whoever ends up as the next USC coach. Now, the challenge is keeping the new recruits from bolting before basketball signing day. That could be a problem.The cream of the crop is Kendal Yancy-Harris, the No. 77-ranked player in ESPN’s top-100 list. He’s a hyper-athletic 6-foot-4 point guard from Richardson, Texas who would present the Trojans with a different look at the position after senior Jio Fontan graduates.The only problem? Yancy-Harris was recently granted a partial release from USC following the dismissal of former USC coach Kevin O’Neill. He’s received offers from more than 10 schools, including the University of Missouri, LSU and Kansas State. Rivals.com reports that USC interim coach Bob Cantu and even Haden have been in contact with the top recruit, and they remain hopeful he’ll stay with the Trojans. If he bolts, the class loses its credibility. USC needs Yancy-Harris as they regroup next season and try to start fresh post-O’Neill.The Trojans have four other recruits in the fold, including small forward Roschon Prince from Long Beach, Calif. Prince is the No. 21-ranked small forward in his class according to ESPN and, as a resident of Southern California, is an important get for the men’s basketball program. USC has long tried to tap into the basketball hotbed of Los Angeles but has often lagged behind crosstown rival UCLA. Prince isn’t a blue-chip talent, but he fills a need at the forward spot and should be able to contribute in some capacity as a freshman.Julian Jacobs, a point guard from Las Vegas, Nev., is a similarly ranked player to Prince. He’s the top recruit in the state at his position and chose USC over the likes of Utah, Santa Clara and Saint Mary’s. If Yancy-Harris sticks around, it’s tough to see where Jacobs fits in for the short-term. But there’s no such thing as too much backcourt depth, and Jacobs might end up being thrust into a larger role if Yancy-Harris goes elsewhere.O’Neill’s influence on the program remains with the last two signed recruits, Nikola Jovanovic and Kahlil Dukes. Never afraid to take a risk, O’Neill brought in a bevy of unknown players during his tenure, including junior forward Dewayne Dedmon. Jovanovic fits that mold as well. Hailing from Serbia, he’s playing his senior season at Arlington Country Day School in Florida this season. ESPN has him pegged as the No. 2 power forward in the state, but his ability to contribute at the next level is still up in the air.The same applies to Dukes, a shooting guard from Hartford, Conn. Unlike Jovanovic, there’s a strong body of work on his resume. He averaged more than 21 points per game for Capital Prep High School as a junior and led his team to the Class S title game. Even still, he’s listed as a two-star recruit in part because he plays against lesser competition. There are reasons for optimism, though — Detroit Pistons rookie Andre Drummond played at the same high school as Dukes, and he turned out pretty well. And when Dukes had a chance to shine against fellow D-1 opponents in an Amateur Athletic Union tournament in Las Vegas, he dropped 41 points in a single game.Unless the Trojans lock down another Nick Young or O.J. Mayo, it’s hard to imagine the program getting much attention for its recruiting efforts anytime soon. This year’s class, however, offers a rare glimmer of hope for a team in desperate need of a positive sign for the future. Football is king at USC and national signing day only serves to reaffirm that. But depending on how the class of 2013 shakes out for men’s basketball, USC fans might look back on this group of recruits as the launching point for a new beginning.last_img read more

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Nimba Electoral District # 9 Captures Trophy

first_imgNimba County Electoral District # 9 has captured the trophy of the week long district league in the grand final played at the Kumasi Sport Pitch in Ganta City, Nimba County to climax the celebration of July 26 Independence Day.The final match between Districts #9 and #3 began at 4pm with District # 3 dominating the first quarter of the first half with District #3 striker William Gala sent a spot kick into the hands of their opponents’ goalkeeper.In the 33rd minute a penalty was awarded to District # 9 after a long kick from the corner touched the hand of one of District #3 defenders and Marcus Paye scored the penalty.District #3 boys tried all techniques to find the equalizer but to no avail till the end of the half. The second half began with District #3 mounting making several substitutions but could not till the game ended. A giant size trophy was awarded the first winner with some unspecified cash while several awards went to 2nd and 3rd winners.The game brought together about ten thousand Namibians to support their various districts and it is the first such a tournament has been held, since the end of the civil-war.The Steering Committee of Nimba Sport Association, headed by Prince Howard told spectators that the tournaments was intended to bring together all talented players that could be selected for the county national soccer team. He said 50 players have been identified from the total number of 225 players.Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)last_img read more