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long beach state proves no match for well-balanced michigan state – la times


at no. 16 purdue 97, tennessee state 48: carsen edwards scored 26 points, p.j. thompson scored 17 and the boilermakers (12-2) cruised, taking a commanding lead with a 32-5 run in the last 14 minutes of the first half.






long beach state, ucla and cal state fullerton selected to ncaa baseball regiona


loyola marymount is out. ucla is in — but just barely.the bruins were one of three local teams placed in the field of 64 when the ncaa regional seedings were announced monday morning. cal state fullerton received an at-large bid, and long beach state learned on sunday that it would host a regional.in a bit of a surprise, the bruins were the second-to-last team in the field. they will be a three seed in the long beach state regional, drawing texas in the first round.the long beach state dirtbags will play san diego state in their first game. in a quirk of the selection process, ucla played all three teams in the regional during the regular season. the bruins went 2-0 against long beach state but were a combined 0-5 against texas and san diego state.both games in the first day of the regiona






ap top 25 heat check: why is michigan state behind michigan?


time to start talking about head-to-head results.michigan state entered the ap top 25 at no. 21 on sunday after beating a michigan team that has been ranked no worse than 11th all season. so it was surprising and confusing to many, including heat check, to see the wolverines still ranked ahead of the spartans at no. 17.what gives?"i do take head-to-head into account. in this case, i like michigan's body of work better," said bob asmussen, from the champaign news-gazette, who had michigan no. 14 and michigan state no. 22. "the win against florida, though not great, helps. so does the win at purdue, which i think is pretty good. michigan state's loss to notre dame was by a lopsided score. as the year moves along, i can easily see flopping them in my rankings depending on how they play."a bri






long beach police: man arrested with 13 pounds of marijuana


advertisement | advertise on newsdaycomposite: long beach police seized 13.12 lbs of marijuana friday june 2, 2017. the marijuana which was on display at long beach police headquarters was seized during a state granted seat belt check at long beach blvd and east park ave. (credit: jim staubitser) police found more than 13 pounds of marijuana and other drugs in an island park man’s vehicle during a seat belt check operation in long beach friday morning, officials said.long beach police officer joseph wiemann was enforcing the seat belt law under a state grant-funded program on park avenue and long beach boulevard when he saw a driver not wearing a seat belt, police said in a news release.the...






venezuela opposition says new evidence proves election fraud


caracas—venezuela’s opposition released evidence thursday it says proves electoral fraud in a crucial industrial state, raising the possibility of further international sanctions against the socialist government.copies of 11 voting machine receipts from bolívar state uploaded to the opposition alliance’s website don’t match the results released by venezuela’s pro-government national electoral council following sunday’s gubernatorial vote, according to calculations by eugenio martínez, an election analyst at catholic university...






lake michigan shoreline erosion could be getting worse, research shows


shoreline erosion along lake michigan in the northern suburbs has been an issue for decades, but new research indicates the situation could be getting worse.eight decades' worth of aerial and satellite imagery taken over illinois' northern lakefront reveals that some stretches of shoreline are retreating at unprecedented rates, including illinois beach state park, where acres of sprawling dunes and wetlands are now underwater. the northern stretch of the park's 61/2-mile long beach is arguably the hardest hit piece of coastline in the state. from 1939 to 2014, the shoreline has retreated more than 600 feet, the span of two football fields -- an average of 8 feet per year, according to state geologist ethan theuerkauf. in a little more than two years, from 2014 to 2016, erosion has accelera






people don’t trust scientific research when companies are involved


by john besley, associate professor of advertising and public relations, michigan state university, aaron m. mccright, associate professor of sociology, michigan state university, kevin elliott, associate professor of fisheries & wildlife and philosophy, michigan state university, nagwan zahry, phd student in media and information studies, michigan state university, and joseph d. martin, fellow-in-residence at the consortium…






extended swimming days at long island state parks, cuomo says


swimmers will still be able to hit the water at multiple state park locations on long island beyond labor day, into the middle of september, the governor said friday.hither hills state park in montauk; robert moses state park fields 2 and 5; sunken meadow state park in kings park; and jones beach state park field 6 will be open from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. through sept. 17, gov. andrew m. cuomo said in a news release.advertisement | advertise on newsdaythe jones beach central mall will be open to swimmers daily through sept. 10, from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m., and on sept. 16 and 17, also from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. the jones beach west bathhouse ocean beach will be open to swimmers sept. 9 and 10, from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m., officials said.“new york is home to some of the world’s most unparalleled state parks a






saturday's matchup, prediction: ohio state at michigan


tv: 11 a.m. saturday, fox-32.line:ohio state by 111/2.records: ohio state 9-2, 7-1 big ten; michigan 8-3, 5-3.last meeting: ohio state's 30-27 double-overtime win on nov. 26, 2016, in columbus, ohio, was one of college football's greatest games — unless you're a michigan fan convinced j.t. barrett came up short on that infamous fourth-and-1 rush.keys to the gamewho will play qb for michigan? the wolverines don't even release a depth chart before games, so we might not know about brandon peters' condition until kickoff. peters got knocked out of the wisconsin game and was still in concussion protocol as of wednesday. wilton speight, who hasn't played since sept. 23, is reportedly practicing in a non-contact capacity. john o'korn (53.2 percent completions, one td, five ints) has underwhelmed






second-seeded oregon state survives long beach state 56-55


corvallis, ore. — breanna brown scored 12 points and second-seeded oregon state held off feisty no. 15 seed long beach state in the final minute to eke out a 56-55 victory friday in the first round of the ncaa tournament.mikayla pivec and marie gulich each added 10 points for oregon state (30-4), which was also seeded second last season when they made a run to the final four.raven benton had 17 points long beach state (23-11), which was trying to become the first 15-seed to ever win a game in the women's ncaa tournament.the 49ers took over the lead on jessica gertz's 3-pointer with 2:48 left, but sydney wiese hit two free throws to put oregon state back in front 56-55 with 1:07 to go.long beach state tried to manage the clock, but benton missed a long jumper with 5 second left and anna kim






sdsu season ends with 7-4 loss to long beach state


san diego state’s stay in the ncaa regionals came to an end sunday afternoon with a 7-4 loss to long beach state.it was sdsu’s second loss in the tournament to the dirtbags. the aztecs, who defeated ucla 3-2 in 13 innings in saturday’s elimination game, conclude the season with a 42-21 record.long beach state remained on the field to play texas in sunday night’s regional final. the longhorns, 2-0 in the double-elimination tournament, require just a win sunday night to advance to the super regionals. a loss would force a winner-take-all game monday night. texas defeated long beach state 5-3 in 12 innings in saturday’s late game.sdsu got off to an encouraging start sunday against the dirtbags. chase calabuig singled in the first inning off long beach state starting pitcher john sheaks, then






list of dr. beach's top 10 beaches for 2017


here is the 2017 list of top 10 beaches in the u.s., compiled by florida international university professor stephen leatherman, also known as dr. beach.1. siesta beach, siesta key, florida2. kapalua bay beach, maui, hawaii3. ocracoke beach, outer banks, north carolina4. grayton beach state park, florida panhandle5. coopers beach, southampton, new york6. coast guard beach, cape cod, massachusetts7. caladesi island state park, dunedin/clearwater, florida8. hapuna beach state park, big island, hawaii9. coronado beach, san diego, california10. beachwalker park, kiawah island, south carolina.






heckscher, jones beach best bet for late beachgoers, official says


advertisement | advertise on newsdayjones beach drew crowds on tuesday afternoon, july 4, 2017. (credit: danielle finkelstein) long island’s state parks beaches proved pretty popular this independence day with some closed during the holiday due to at-capacity crowds.wildwood in wading river had so many visitors that parks officials closed it to newcomers at 9:45 a.m., said george gorman, state parks deputy regional director for long island. orient beach and sunken meadow state parks were also closed.all have...






heckscher, jones beach best bet for late beachgoers, official says


advertisement | advertise on newsdaybeachgoers arrive to jones beach tuesday afternoon, july 4th, 2017. (credit: danielle finkelstein) thinking of visiting long island’s state parks beaches this independence day? you may want to think again. wildwood, in wading river, had so many visitors that parks officials closed it to newcomers at 9:45 a.m., said george gorman, state parks deputy regional director for long island. orient beach and sunken meadow state parks were also closed. officials were anticipating closing robert...






hampton wants reimbursement from state for beach calls


hampton, n.h. (ap) — the town of hampton is going to court in hopes of getting reimbursed for services it provides at the state-owned hampton beach.the beach is owned and operated by the state, but if someone calls 911 from the beach, the town responds. hampton fire officials told new hampshire public radio (http://bit.ly/2frsfrn) that in the last four years, they’ve spent more than $700,000 responding to emergency calls at the beach, while the state collects millions of dollars in parking revenue.hampton selectman phil bean is a longtime critic of the state’s handling of the beach. he says it’s not fair that the state gets all the revenue while the town is left to “clean up after the party.”the department of natural and cultural resources, which oversees state parks, declined to comment.m






gophers vs. michigan state: get to know the spartans ...


scouting report: gophers vs. no. 21 michigan state7 p.m. saturday, tcf bank stadium (btn, 100.3-fm)a look at the spartanscoming off an appearance in the college football playoff semifinals in 2015, michigan state fell hard last year, tumbling to a 3-9 record that included a 1-8 big ten mark. the spartans (4-1, 2-0 big ten) served notice they are back by first edging iowa 17-10 and then forcing five michigan turnovers in a 14-10 victory at ann arbor. the win was michigan state’s eighth in the past 10 games against the wolverines. “we’ve done it eight times,’’ spartans coach mark dantonio said. “i don’t know why there’s a lot of doubt.’’player to watch: joe bachie, lb carlos osorio, associated press michigan quarterback john o'korn is sacked by michigan state linebacker joe bachie during the






dave smith, long beach state blank san diego state in regional opener


long beach state, playing host to its first ncaa baseball tournament regional since 2008, certainly looked the part of a powerhouse friday night.the top-seeded dirtbags scored three runs in the first inning, received a dominant pitching performance from dave smith and ran away with a 6-0 victory over fourth-seeded san diego state in the teams’ postseason opener at blair field.smith pitched a five-hitter and jarren duran drove in two runs for long beach state (38-17-1), which advanced to face texas (38-22) at 7 p.m. saturday in a winner’s bracket game.san diego state (41-20) will play ucla (30-26) in an elimination game at 1 p.m. saturday. the bruins fell to texas, 3-2, earlier friday.long beach state opened a 4-0 lead in the second inning and was never threatened. duran, lucas tancas and d






picks are in for week 4 of college football: usc a favorite; ucla earns split su


each week, the los angeles times’ college football experts — it’s how they refer to themselves — will make choices on a variety of games. warning: if they could accurately predict results, they wouldn’t be reporters or editors. their picks:ben bolchtexas tech at houston: houston, 35-24texas a&m at arkansas: arkansas, 28-24usc at california: usc, 35-21texas christian at oklahoma state: oklahoma state, 38-35duke at north carolina: duke, 35-34mississippi state at georgia: georgia, 27-24san diego state at air force: san diego state, 31-21florida at kentucky: florida, 30-17notre dame at michigan state: michigan state, 24-21ucla at stanford: ucla, 31-27::zach helfandtexas tech at houston: houston, 50-38texas a&m at arkansas: arkansas, 35-24usc at california: usc, 31-21texas christian at oklahoma






light a beach bonfire at bolsa chica in huntington beach


why: it's elementary. homo sapiens like sitting on sand, watching water lap the shore while a bonfire crackles in a light breeze.what: bolsa chica state beach is a prime beach bonfire destination, 3 miles long, with 200 fire rings available nightly (first come, first served) from 6 p.m. to 10 p.m. and that's an increasingly rare distinction. authorities have banned fires in many coastal areas, focusing increased attention on those that remain.bolsa chica, a long, flat beach, is also known for its surf fishing and grunion runs. just inland you have the bolsa chica ecological reserve, a 1,300-acre estuary and wetlands area that attracts about 200 species of birds (and almost as many sub-species of birders). there are various beach concessions nearby. (farther north in los angeles county, doc






5-year-old boy drives jet ski onto beach, injuring woman


michigan city, ind. (ap) — authorities say 5-year-old boy started a jet ski along a lake michigan beach in northwestern indiana, which ran onto shore and badly hurt a woman.indiana conservation officers say the boy’s father was helping another jet ski operator with mechanical troubles saturday afternoon at michigan city beach when the boy climbed on the jet ski and pushed the ignition button. the boy became scared and turned the throttle as he grabbed onto the handle bars.officials say the jet ski ran onto the beach and hit a 60-year-old mishawka (mish-ah-wah’-kuh), indiana, woman as she sat in a lawn chair about 30 feet from the water’s edge. the woman suffered a serious foot injury and was taken to a hospital for treatment.






the latest: christie deputy: his use of beach 'beyond words'


trenton, n.j. — the latest on chris christie's trip to a state beach shuttered because of the state government shutdown (all times local):10:50 a.m.new jersey gov. chris christie's top deputy, who is running to succeed him as governor, says his use of a beach at a state park closed to the public because of the government shutdown is "beyond words."republican lt. gov. kim guadagno on monday lashed out at christie, saying she wouldn't be "sitting on the beach" if taxpayers also didn't have access to state beaches.the gop governor was photographed by nj advance media on the beach at island state park, where the state provides a summer home to the governor.christie ordered the shutdown of nonessential state government, including state beaches and parks, amid a budget impasse.democratic guberna






coastal razor clam digs begin wednesday, long beach limit increased to 25 clams


the next round of coastal razor clam digs have been set on four coastal beaches.“we got good numbers on marine toxin test results for all beaches,” said dan ayres, the head state fish and wildlife coastal shellfish manager.digging will proceed during morning low tides on wednesday (april 26) at twin harbors and long beach (low tide is minus-1.1 feet at 7:09 a.m.); thursday (april 27) at twin harbors, mocrocks and long beach (-1.5 at 7:55 a.m.); friday (april 28) at twin harbors, copalis and long beach (-1.8 at 8:42 a.m.); saturday (april 29) at twin harbors, mocrocks and long beach (-1.7 at 9:32 a.m.); sunday (april 30) at twin harbors, copalis and long beach (-1.3 at 10:24 a.m.); and monday (may 1) at long beach (-0.8 at  11:20 a.m.).as an added bonus, state fisheries increased the daily 






the times' college football experts make their picks: everyone likes bruins over


each week, the los angeles times’ college football experts — it’s how they refer to themselves — will make choices on a variety of games. warning: if they could accurately predict results, they wouldn’t be reporters or editors.::ben bolchsouth florida at central florida: central florida, 35-17california at ucla: ucla, 35-24alabama at auburn: alabama, 38-28louisville at kentucky: louisville, 42-27florida state at florida: florida, 28-27iowa state at kansas state: iowa state, 30-14notre dame at stanford: notre dame, 35-28washington state at washington: washington, 28-24ohio state at michigan: ohio state, 35-24boise state at fresno state: fresno state, 30-20zach helfandsouth florida at central florida: central florida, 35-24california at ucla: ucla, 42-31alabama at auburn: alabama, 31-21louis






lawyer: no one at michigan state knew about doc’s assaults


detroit (ap) — a former federal prosecutor hired by michigan state university says there’s no evidence that campus officials knew a sports doctor was sexually abusing young female athletes.patrick fitzgerald made the disclosure in a letter to michigan attorney general bill schuette (shoe’-tee), who had asked for an internal report. fitzgerald says there’s no report. but he says michigan state is “willing and able to cooperate” with state and federal authorities.fitzgerald’s letter was released friday by schuette, a day after larry nassar was sentenced to 60 years in prison for possessing child pornography and obstructing investigators. he’s awaiting prison sentences in state court for using his hands to molest girls who needed help with injuries, especially gymnasts.nassar worked at michig






second-seeded oregon state survives long beach state 56-55


corvallis, ore. — raven benton and long beach state nearly made history.with five seconds left and the 15th seed 49ers down by a point, benton let go on a jumper that she thought looked good. all eyes were on the ball as it hit the back of the basket and bounced away, and second-seeded oregon state hung on for a 56-55 first-round victory friday.a no. 15 seed had never defeated a no. 2 in tournament history.afterward jody wynn consoled her near-cinderella team.“i told them they deserved to win — and they felt the same way,” wynn said.breanna brown scored 12 points while mikayla pivec and marie gulich each added 10 points for oregon state (30-4), which was also seeded second last season when they made a run to the final four.benton finished with 17 points long beach state (23-11). madison mo






second-seeded oregon state survives long beach state 56-55


corvallis, ore. — raven benton and long beach state nearly made history.with five seconds left and the 15th seed 49ers down by a point, benton let go on a jumper that she thought looked good. all eyes were on the ball as it hit the back of the basket and bounced away, and second-seeded oregon state hung on for a 56-55 first-round victory friday.a no. 15 seed had never defeated a no. 2 in tournament history.afterward jody wynn consoled her near-cinderella team."i told them they deserved to win — and they felt the same way," wynn said.breanna brown scored 12 points while mikayla pivec and marie gulich each added 10 points for oregon state (30-4), which was also seeded second last season when they made a run to the final four.benton finished with 17 points long beach state (23-11). madison mo






second-seeded oregon state survives long beach state 56-55


corvallis, ore. — raven benton and long beach state nearly made history.with five seconds left and the 15th seed 49ers down by a point, benton let go on a jumper that she thought looked good. all eyes were on the ball as it hit the back of the basket and bounced away, and second-seeded oregon state hung on for a 56-55 first-round victory friday.a no. 15 seed had never defeated a no. 2 in tournament history.afterward jody wynn consoled her near-cinderella team."i told them they deserved to win — and they felt the same way," wynn said.breanna brown scored 12 points while mikayla pivec and marie gulich each added 10 points for oregon state (30-4), which was also seeded second last season when they made a run to the final four.benton finished with 17 points long beach state (23-11). madison mo






airbnb stays near jones beach have quintupled, company says


advertisement | advertise on newsdayairbnb growth near jones beach has outpaced long island and new york state, the company says. (credit: danielle finkelstein) airbnb inc. guest stays near jones beach have quintupled over the past two years, far outpacing the home-sharing service’s growth on long island and statewide, according to company data.an airbnb study from 2014 to 2016 found a 522 percent increase in guests to 19,900 within a 15-mile radius of jones beach state park. that compares to a 229 percent increase to 73,900 on long island overall...






gophers hold off michigan state, will play michigan in big ten semifinals


washington – when the big ten tournament bracket was released, the overwhelming reaction from gophers fans was frustration in having to play michigan state for the third time.the thought was the spartans were a bad match-up because they beat minnesota twice, including the gophers’ worst loss of the season — an 18-point defeat in east lansing, mich., on jan. 11.but richard pitino’s squad is a much different team since the last meeting.the fourth-seeded gophers advanced to the conference tournament semifinals for the first time since 2010 with a 63-58 win against michigan state on friday at the verizon center.the gophers (24-8), who have won nine of their past 10 games, took advantage of the program’s highest seed and a double-bye. they now will play a michigan team in saturday’s semifinal t






gophers hold off michigan state, will play michigan in big ten semifinals


washington – when the big ten tournament bracket was released, the overwhelming reaction from gophers fans was frustration in having to play michigan state for the third time.the thought was the spartans were a bad match-up because they beat minnesota twice, including the gophers’ worst loss of the season — an 18-point defeat in east lansing, mich., on jan. 11.but richard pitino’s squad is a much different team since the last meeting.the fourth-seeded gophers advanced to the conference tournament semifinals for the first time since 2010 with a 63-58 win against michigan state on friday at the verizon center.the gophers (24-8), who have won nine of their past 10 games, took advantage of the program’s highest seed and a double-bye. they now will play a michigan team in saturday’s semifinal t






gophers hold off michigan state, will play michigan in big ten semifinals


washington – when the big ten tournament bracket was released, the overwhelming reaction from gophers fans was frustration in having to play michigan state for the third time.the thought was the spartans were a bad match-up because they beat minnesota twice, including the gophers' worst loss of the season — an 18-point defeat in east lansing, mich., on jan. 11.but richard pitino's squad is a much different team since the last meeting.the fourth-seeded gophers advanced to the conference tournament semifinals for the first time since 2010 with a 63-58 win against michigan state on friday at the verizon center.the gophers (24-8), who have won nine of their past 10 games, took advantage of the program's highest seed and a double-bye. they now will play a michigan team in saturday's semifinal t






illinois beach campers can blame selves for booze ban


turns out mom was right all along. with mother's day this weekend, moms everywhere seem to have innate knowledge about how to travel through life. especially useful are what you think are homey adages that, as you grow older, ring truer.you know the ones. "if so and so jumped off a bridge, would you?" or how about, "you can choose your friends, but not your family." and one appropriate to the current situation at adeline geo-karis illinois beach state park: "one bad apple spoils the bunch."in the case of the sprawling state park near zion, it wasn't only one bad apple, but bushels of them, that led the illinois department of natural resources to ban alcohol use at the park. while we understand how change sometimes upsets people, we agree with the decision to turn illinois beach into an alc






penn state, michigan state in extended weather delay


east lansing, mich. (ap) — no. 7 penn state and no. 24 michigan state are in a long weather delay, with the nittany lions leading 14-7 in the second quarter saturday.the game was halted with 7:58 to go in the quarter on a chilly, rainy day in east lansing. lightning was visible in the area. the game is not projected to restart until 5:30 p.m. at the earliest, more than four hours after the delay began.trace mcsorley already has thrown for 193 yards and two touchdowns for penn state, setting a school record with his 49th career td pass. heisman trophy candidate saquon barkley has only 1 yard on three carries, but he did complete a 20-yard pass in the first quarter.michigan state’s brian lewerke has thrown for 159 yards and a touchdown.most read storiesunlimited digital access. $1 for 4 week






michigan man’s bid to overturn murder convictions halted


lansing, mich. (ap) — a michigan man has lost his effort to reverse his murder and sexual assault convictions from the 1980s.the lansing state journal (http://on.lsj.com/2sm8qu9 ) reports that 54-year-old michael harris is serving a life sentence without the possibility of parole in the 1981 killing of 77-year-old ula curdy. he is also serving life sentences in the deaths of three other michigan women in 1981 and 1982.dna that didn’t match harris was found on curdy’s girdle in 2015. the evidence could’ve led to a new trial for harris. but on tuesday, an ingham county circuit court judge denied the request for an evidentiary hearing after prosecutors said recent dna testing found at the crime scene matched harris.harris says he’s innocent and that the michigan state crime lab falsified dna






march madness: what channel are the ncaa tournament games on


first roundall times pacific (*time approximate; game will begin 30 minutes after the completion of the previous game):michigan (24-11) vs. oklahoma state (20-12), 9:15 a.m. (midwest), cbsbaylor (25-7) vs. new mexico state (28-5), 9:40 a.m. (east), trutvarkansas (25-9) vs. seton hall (21-11), 10:30 a.m. (south), tntoregon (29-5) vs. iona (22-12), 11 a.m. (midwest), tbslouisville (24-8) vs. jacksonville state (20-14), *11:45 a.m. (midwest), cbssmu (29-4) vs. usc (25-9), *12:10 p.m. (east), trutvnorth carolina (27-7) vs. texas southern (23-11), *1 p.m. (south), tntcreighton (25-9) vs. rhode island (24-9), *1:30 p.m. (midwest), tbskansas (28-4) vs. uc davis (23-12), 3:50 p.m. (midwest), tntdayton (24-7) vs. wichita state (30-4), 4:10 p.m. (south), cbsduke (27-8) vs. troy (22-14), 4:20 p.m. (e






michigan state spartan gameday download


download download please try the new "college gameday fight songs" app at this google play link. https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com. twothumbz. gamedayallinonethanks, 2thumbzexperience the explosive power of michigan state gameday. play the top michigan state fight songs whenever & as loud as you want; at the pregame party, during the game, after a score, celebrate a victory, or taunt a rival. includes music & lyrics for "msu fight song", "eat em up" & top michigan state logos. all content is officially licensed. easy sharing link to friends on facebook. it's like bringing the band & cheerleaders with you. go spartans.






john hurt, oscar-nominated actor who starred in 'the elephant man,' dies at 77


captioncurves, craftsmanship and cl | 2017 grand national roadster show in pomonathirteen custom cars will compete for the “america's most beautiful roadster” award, vying for a 9-foot-tall trophy and $10,000 in prize money. (gina ferazzi / los angeles times)thirteen custom cars will compete for the “america's most beautiful roadster” award, vying for a 9-foot-tall trophy and $10,000 in prize money. (gina ferazzi / los angeles times)