Stewart drained four 3-pointers to give him 220 for his career, breaking the all-time USC mark of 218 held by Brandon Granville (1999-02). His record-breaking shot came at an opportune time, as Cal had drawn within five points with a little over 13 minutes remaining. 160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set! Then the players lifted senior walk-on Chris Penrose – who hit a 3-pointer in the final seconds – onto their shoulders and carried him off the court. USC’s 84-66 victory over California in its final home game displayed everything that has changed this year within the program – the attitude, the attendance and the atmosphere. LOS ANGELES – USC senior Lodrick Stewart led the student section at Galen Center in displaying the university’s trademark victory sign as the school’s fight song played. Teammates surrounded Stewart, some going into the aisles, as the capacity crowd paid tribute to one of the Trojans’ best seasons since the Pacific-10 Conference expanded to 10 teams in 1979. The players paid tribute back for the electric atmosphere that built all season and reached a crescendo Saturday. “We said from day one, we’re not going to beg our people to come out,” said coach Tim Floyd after his team played in front of a sellout Galen Center-record crowd of 10,027. “You have to earn those things.” USC has done that with a team that has defied all expectations. The Trojans (21-8, 11-5) are guaranteed at least fourth place in the Pac-10, will take second if they win both games in Washington this week and can wrap up third with a win or Stanford loss in the final two games. This for a team that entered the season picked to finish sixth in the conference and starting freshmen at point guard and power forward. “We’re playing for seeding now,” Stewart said. “There’s not a doubt we’re going to the (NCAA) Tournament. I think we’re going now, and the coaches feel the same way.” USC’s 15-3 record at Galen Center is its best home mark since going 16-3 in 1961.
Arsenal have expanded their global partnership agreement with Japanese video game company Konami.The deal, which is in its second year, sees Pro Evolution Soccer (PES) continue as the club’s official video game partner.As part of the expansion of the arrangement with PES 2019, in-game graphics of both the club’s first team players and the Emirates Stadium will benefit from 3D scanning, while former club legends will feature in the game for the first time. Article continues below Editors’ Picks Man Utd ready to spend big on Sancho and Haaland in January Who is Marcus Thuram? Lilian’s son who is top of the Bundesliga with Borussia Monchengladbach Brazil, beware! Messi and Argentina out for revenge after Copa controversy Best player in MLS? Zlatan wasn’t even the best player in LA! Konami provided a preview of the new aspects of the deal in the build-up to a recent exhibition match between Arsenal Legends and Real Madrid legends.Vinai Venkatesham, who has become the club’s managing director following chief executive Ivan Gazidis’ departure to AC Milan, said: “We are excited to be offering our fans the opportunity to experience both the players and Emirates Stadium so accurately within the game while also providing the opportunity to call on some legends in our proud history to bring the game to life.”Jonas Lygaard, senior director brand and business development at Konami Digital Entertainment, added: “Arsenal is one of the biggest and most successful clubs in world football, so we are thrilled to be continuing our partnership with them.”
Rajinikanth is busy shooting for his upcoming film Darbar, which is directed by AR Murugadoss. The film went on floors a few days ago in Mumbai and the shooting was paused as the cast and crew members had to come down to Tamil Nadu to cast their votes.Now, after casting his vote, Rajinikanth is now back in Mumbai to resume the shooting of Darbar. Pictures of the Superstar from the sets of the upcoming movie is making the rounds of social media.The actor was spotted wearing a green shirt and was sporting a new beard for the film. It is said that he will be playing dual roles in the upcoming film. Throughout the first half, the actor will be seen as an activist, and then he will be seen in the IPS avatar, according to industry buzz. Like AR Murugadoss’s Thuppaki, Darbar is also set in Mumbai, and it looks like the film will be wrapped up pretty soon as the shooting is going on in full swing.Nayanthara and Yogi Babu are part of the film’s cast which also includes several Bollywood actors including Prateik Babbar, who has been chosen to play the antagonist in the film.Confirming the news, Prateik, in a statement, said, “It is such a dream come true to have bagged this project in such little time. This year is looking very positive for me and Sanya (Sagar) has been such a great influence on my life professionally and personally.”Darbar will hit the theatres on Pongal 2020. The film marks the 167th film of Rajinikanth and might also be the last film of the actor, who might take the political plunge after this.advertisementALSO READ | Happy Birthday Rajinikanth: Thalaivar’s untold love story with wife Latha RangachariALSO READ | AR Murugadoss on his film with Rajinikanth: It is NOT a political ventureALSO WATCH | Actor Vijay pays homage to Karunanidhi at Anna Memorial
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