Without McCoy, who transferred to Texas after he was enrolled in classes for less than three weeks, USC does not have a five-star in the fold for its recruiting class for the first time since 2000, when recruiting services began ranking the top high school players.,Over more recent years, the Trojans have faced more difficulty reeling in five-star talent, largely the prospects from outside California, at times leaving them over-reliant on top players from their own backyard.,The Trojans finished 5-7 last year, their first losing season since 2000, prompting calls from fans for Helton to be fired following his third full season before the embattled coach was retained by Athletic Director Lynn Swann.,But even in the initial seasons under Helton, while the Trojans made consecutive New Year’s Six bowl games, they were unable to pluck five-star recruits from other regions of the country and poach prospects from other blue-blood schools that have had a better recent track record of producing NFL draft picks, especially among offensive linemen.,Gorney and other analysts reasoned that the Trojans have had enough talent in recent seasons to contend for Pac-12 championships, and they won the conference crown in their second season under Helton in 2017.

Sherrie Page was unanimously re-elected chair of the Orange County School Board at the board’s first meeting of the new year.,At the meeting Monday, Page told school administrators and fellow board members, “I look forward to another good year—a challenging year.”,Now that the much-anticipated track renovation project is nearly finished at Orange County High School (OCHS), she would like to see work begin on a new wing at the high school that would provide additional classroom space.,She said renovation of the high school’s fitness room was “near and dear” to the heart of Judy Carter, the District 3 school board representative, and Page’s close friend, who died of cancer last year.,Last year, the facility in the high school’s old gym was renamed in honor of the late Paul Sizemore, a popular OCHS teacher and successful coach of multiple sports who served the school system for 30 years.

While we’re not about that “new year, new you” life here at Byrdie HQ, there’s something undeniably alluring about the fresh start that January promises each time it rolls around.,We just can’t resist the ritual of resolutions, even when they’re more tiny tweaks than life-altering changes.,Indulge your inner traditionalist and read on to find out the beauty resolutions the Byrdie team are making (and hopefully keeping) in 2019.,Next up, here’s how to avoid these common New Year health mistakes.


Enquirer writers Shelby Dermer, John Snodgrass and Jon Richardson recap Friday night basketball action around Greater Cincinnati.,Shelby Dermer and John Snodgrass and Jon Richardson, Cincinnati Enquirer read more

Gortat had not played in the fourth quarter in the first 36 games of the season until the calendar turned, and he responded with his first double-double of the season when the Clippers extended their dominance of the Phoenix Suns with a 121-111 victory Friday night.,Danilo Gallinari and Lou Williams scored 21 points apiece and four other Clippers finished in double figures as they won their third straight against the Suns this season and their 11th straight in the series.,Suns center Deandre Ayton had four points, tying a season low set in the first game against the Clippers on Nov. 28.,They entered the game averaging a league-high 52.4 Williams and Harrell have not started a game this season, and Beverley flip-flopped with Avery Bradley on Nov. 20.,All average at least 25 minutes a game, and Williams (18.2) and Harrell (15.7) are the Clippers' third- and fourth-leading scorers.

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Phil Letendre, owner of Gettysburg Performance Gym, said the majority of New Year’s resolutions aren’t met because people become discouraged when they set the bar too high and can’t meet their expectations.,For people who want to trade fat for muscle in 2019, Letendre recommends a fitness regime with SMART goals: specific, measurable, attainable, realistic, and time bound.,Up the road at the YWCA Gettysburg and Adams County, Kevin Ecker, assistant director of sports and fitness, said he’s used to seeing a wave of new people at 909 Fairfield Road every January.,While someone’s initial goal may be to lose weight, Ecker’s hope is people will want to continue exercise after meeting that goal.,Going to the gym with a friend or signing up for a membership are two ways to force yourself to be dedicated, according to Ecker, who wants newcomers to know most people at the gym are friendly and staff are always willing to help.

Today, Charlie and I not only live close to each other — we work in the same industry, have offices on the same block in downtown Tallahassee, and share a passion for Florida State University athletics.,“Court filing suggests Ron DeSantis may not challenge ruling on smoking medical pot” via Arek Sarkissian of POLITICO Florida — In a questionnaire, known as a “docketing statement,” filed with the court, House general counsel Adam Tanenbaum held out the “possibility” that the Department of Health “will not defend” a provision in the state medical cannabis law that banned patients from smoking the drug.,Well, duh — “School choice a priority for DeSantis, Richard Corcoran” via AG Gancarski of Florida Politics — DeSantis‘ Education and Workforce Development Committee continued deliberations … A previous meeting of the group emphasized school choice and accountability, concepts that jibe with the reform agenda of incoming Education Commissioner Corcoran.,Meanwhile … “ ” via Jeff Schweers of the Tallahassee Democrat — The Florida Commission on Ethics will hold a probable cause hearing Jan. 25 to decide on a recommendation from the state prosecutor assigned to the case, said Tallahassee businessman Erwin Jackson, who filed the complaint against Gillum.,“ ” via Danny McAuliffe of Florida Politics — Fried, a Democrat, notably opted to hire the agency’s Deputy Commissioner Alan Edwards, who serves in his current capacity under Agriculture Commissioner Adam Putnam, a Republican.

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The fallout from the Flint water crisis will continue in 2019, with two top state officials facing trial on charges related to the lead contamination of the city’s drinking water.,Buy PhotoDemocratic gubernatorial candidate Gretchen Whitmer  (Photo: Daniel Mears, The Detroit News) read more

UFC 232 is set to take place on Saturday inside The Forum in Inglewood, California, and we have a major main event to lead us into the new year.,Jon Jones will make his return to the Octagon to face off with Alexander Gustafsson for the light heavyweight title.,The co-main event is very much headline-worthy, as women's featherweight champ Cris Cyborg puts her title on the line against reigning women's bantamweight champion Amanda Nunes.,Below is all the information you need to catch the UFC 232 event in Los Angeles.,Now, here's a look at the UFC 232 main fight card and betting odds.