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first_imgUS Under-17 to face Ja, Arnett Gardens in practice matches A 34-member USA National Under-17 delegation, including 22 players and 12 staff, will arrive in the island today for two practice games against the Jamaica National Under-17 team as well as an Arnett Gardens Under-20 team. Both Jamaica and the USA are using these two games as critical practice fixtures ahead of the 12- team CONCACAF Qualifiers to be played in April 2017 in Panama. The USA team will first train tomorrow at 3 p.m. at the UWI FC football field and Tuesday, November 1 at 3 p.m. at Stadium East. The first practice game will be Wednesday, November 2 at Stadium East at 3 p.m. Admission to this game is free of cost. Sri Lanka make strong start HARARE, Zimbabwe (AP): Sri Lanka made a strong start to the first Test against Zimbabwe, motoring along to 317-4 by stumps on the first day yesterday after a maiden century by Kusal Perera. Perera made 110 and opener Kaushal Silva 94 as Sri Lanka didn’t appear to miss captain Angelo Mathews and vice captain Dinesh Chandimal. They weren’t touring because of injuries. Zimbabwe, playing their 100th Test, struggled on the opening day of the two-Test series. Captain Graeme Cremer took 3-82 with his leg-spinners, but the home team rarely contained the Sri Lankans on a good batting pitch at Harare Sports Club. Perera hit 15 fours and two sixes for his 110 off 121 balls. His first Test century came after a 123-run opening stand between Silva and Dimuth Karunaratne (56) had already put Sri Lanka in a strong position. NZ 79 all out as India win ODI series VISAKHAPATNAM, India (AP): New Zealand were bowled out for just 79 runs in 23.1 overs in the final one-day international yesterday as India won the five-match series 3-2. Leg-spinner Amit Mishra took five for 18 as the Black Caps lost eight wickets for 16 runs to collapse to their lowest ODI total against India. Mishra took the Man of the Match and Series awards with 15 wickets overall. Chasing the hosts’ 269-6, New Zealand got off to a bad start when Umesh Yadav (1-28) bowled Martin Guptill (0) in the first over. Tom Latham (19) and captain Kane Williamson (27) added 28 runs for the second wicket before Latham was caught at mid-on as he lobbed a rising delivery from Jasprit Bumrah (1-16). The visitors collapsed from 63-2 in the space of 51 balls. Earlier, India opted to bat first and scored 269-6. Rohit Sharma top-scored with 70 runs, including five fours and three sixes, with Virat Kohli hitting 65.last_img read more

LeBron James scores 36 as Lakers end 5-game skid by beating Bulls

first_imgDon’t miss out on the latest news and information. Ginebra beats Meralco again to capture PBA Governors’ Cup title Tom Brady most dominant player in AFC championship history Will you be the first P16 Billion Powerball jackpot winner from the Philippines? It was James’ highest-scoring game since Dec. 18.Kyle Kuzma added 21 points after missing two games with an ankle injury. Kentavious Caldwell-Pope scored 24 points off the bench for the Lakers, who outscored the Bulls 43-24 in the third quarter.Lopez had 20 points and seven rebounds, and Otto Porter Jr. finished with 19 for the Bulls.With Lonzo Ball and Brandon Ingram ruled out for the season, James put on a show at United Center like he did so many times as a member of the Cavaliers and Heat.The Bulls outscored the Lakers 11-1 after he checked out in the first quarter to lead 34-16 at the end of the period.ADVERTISEMENT Eugenie Bouchard’s bid for Australian Open spot ends in qualifying LATEST STORIES PH’s James Palicte boxing light welterweight final (HIGHLIGHTS) PLAY LIST 03:24PH’s James Palicte boxing light welterweight final (HIGHLIGHTS)03:13SEA Games 2019: PH’s Carlo Paalam boxing light flyweight semi final (HIGHLIGHTS)08:07Athletes treated to a spectacle as SEA Games 2019 officially ends02:14Carpio 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 James played 33 minutes and showed no signs of letting up with the Lakers barely hanging on in the playoff race. He took over after the Lakers’ 14-point lead was cut to four with 8:38 left, making a jumper and then on the next possession going through the lane for a thunderous dunk.James didn’t stop there, hitting a 3-pointer over 7-footer Robin Lopez and capping it off when Josh Hart passed the ball off the backboard to James, who finished with a reverse dunk to put the Lakers up 115-101 with 5 minutes remaining.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSGolden State Warriors sign Lee to multiyear contract, bring back ChrissSPORTSCoronation night?SPORTSThirdy Ravena gets‍‍‍ offers from Asia, Australian ball clubsJames was asked if he had any special thoughts returning to the United Center.“Not really, but I definitely recognize the greatness Mike had in this city,” James said. “Pretty much every time I play here I look up at the rafters, look up at the jersey retired and then when the starting lineups come up, when I was a kid watching that starting lineup watching the Bulls run through the city and Jordan’s name and number getting called, I always have that feeling.” Japeth Aguilar wins 1st PBA Finals MVP award for Ginebra Gretchen Barretto’s daughter Dominique graduates magna cum laude from California collegecenter_img Ben Simmons, Sixers survive scare from short-handed Cavaliers Ginebra beats Meralco again to capture PBA Governors’ Cup title Rogue cops marked as Gamboa’s targets in his appointment as PNP chief Nadine Lustre’s phone stolen in Brazil Bulls: Boylen expects Zach LaVine, who missed his second straight game, to return this season. There is no timetable on LaVine’s return. He is out with a right patellar strain. “I’m optimistic. I’m not eyeing a return date, but I’m optimistic,” Boylen said. “Our training/medical is optimistic so he wants to play. He was in a nice groove, nice rhythm. I think he wants to get back at it. He’s done his treatment, he’s been early he’s stayed late to do his stuff, so he’s working at it.” . Wayne Selden was hit with consecutive technicals late in the third quarter to get ejected.UP NEXTLakers: Visit Toronto on Thursday.Bulls: Visit the Los Angeles Clippers on Friday.Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Los Angeles Lakers forward LeBron James (23) dunks in front of Chicago Bulls guard Antonio Blakeney (9) during the second half of an NBA basketball game Tuesday, March 12, 2019, in Chicago. (AP Photo/Nuccio DiNuzzo)CHICAGO — Less than a week after passing Michael Jordan for fourth on the NBA’s career scoring list, LeBron James delivered a memorable night at the arena Jordan first made famous.James had 36 points and 10 rebounds, and the Los Angeles Lakers overcame a 20-point deficit to beat the Chicago Bulls 123-107 on Tuesday night and end a five-game losing streak.ADVERTISEMENT View comments Then something finally start to click for the Lakers.“We started to have fun,” Kuzma said. “Everybody had a joy for the game, happy for each other. Everybody was moving the ball, passing it. It felt like everybody got shots tonight.”The Bulls led 60-55 at the half. Ryan Arcidiacono and Lopez led Chicago with 12 apiece. James finished with 16 points and seven rebounds in the half and Caldwell-Pope added 11 points.James continued the momentum in the third quarter. He scored the first six points for Los Angeles, including a breakaway reverse dunk from Kuzma. The Lakers took a 66-64 lead when James found Kuzma for a layup with 8:49 in the third quarter. Kuzma, who scored 12 points in the period, made a 3 to ignite a 16-0 run late in the quarter. Rajon Rondo buried a 3 to give the Lakers a 98-84 lead going to the fourth.“We got defensive stops and we made some shots. We were very in-tune with what we needed to do defensively and our second-unit guys came in with energy and effort,” James said.Lauri Markkanen struggled again with his shot. He was 4 of 17 for 11 points.“To say something is wrong with him I think would be premature and not correct. To say, we need him to play better for us to have a chance to win is the way to say it,” Bulls coach Jim Boylen said. “Whether it is rebounding the ball and bringing it, which he needs to do more of. He was playing well, he was doing more of that. And he needs to, obviously, make open shots.”TIP-INSLakers: Coach Luke Walton has not made a decision on if he will rest James in one of the back-to-back games on Thursday and Friday in Toronto and Detroit. Before the game, Walton was asked what would’ve been his reaction if he was told they would have the same record (30-36) as they did after 66 games last season.“I would’ve assumed that we got hit with a lot of injuries. If you told me we were healthy, I would’ve told you there is something wrong. But it is where we are at right now as a group and it is our job to continue to come out and give everything we can to get better to win what games we do have left,” Walton said. MOST READlast_img read more

Firefighter charged for ganja possession

first_imgA firefighter, who was charged for causing the death of his reputed wife in a vehicular accident, found himself before the Georgetown Magistrates’ Courts on Tuesday slapped with another charge.Osafo BessTwenty-seven-year-old Osafo Bess appeared before Chief Magistrate Ann McLennan and pleaded not guilty to the charge when it was read to him.The charge stated that on August 17, 2019, at Arcade Mahdia, Region Eight (Potaro-Siparuni), he had in his possession 43 grams of cannabis for the purpose of trafficking.Bess was represented by Attorney-at-Law Ronald Daniels, who in a bail application told the court that his client, who also operates a shop in Mahdia, was playing video games with some friends when Police showed up. He added that the gathering dispersed, leaving his client alone.The ranks then asked to conduct a search and a bag was found at the side of the shop which contained the marijuana.Police Prosecutor Gordon Mansfield did not object to bail. The prosecutor, however, indicted to the court that on the day in question, one of the arresting ranks saw Bess throwing the bag where it was discovered. He was released on $70,000 and case will continue on October 16, 2019, at Mahdia Magistrate’s Court.last_img read more

Signage investigation a no-go, for now

first_imgCity Manager Dianne Hunter explains the signage review is a result of the Tourism Strategy study, released last year. [asset|aid=2376|format=mp3player|formatter=asset_bonus|title=704805a39d559236be42bd29b0ad03db-Hunter – signs 1_1_Pub.mp3] But Mayor Lantz, and several other city councilors, suggested that there are cheaper ways of developing consistent signage in Fort St. John. [asset|aid=2377|format=mp3player|formatter=asset_bonus|title=704805a39d559236be42bd29b0ad03db-Lantz – signs 2_1_Pub.mp3]Advertisement City Councilors defeated the motion. Instead, they will discuss the proposed study with the Fort St. John Tourism Board in the near future. The City of Fort St. John will not be funding a $39,000 sign study. City Council was presented with a staff report at Monday night’s council meeting. It recommended the city fund the study, which would investigate and develop consistency within city-owned signs in Fort St. John.  It also suggested that the city use a $10,000 B.C. Tourism grant to help fund the project. – Advertisement -Only one company, Brand and Image, bid $42,000 (plus $2,300 travel) to conduct the signage strategy. But Mayor Bruce Lantz says that estimate is a bit too steep. [asset|aid=2375|format=mp3player|formatter=asset_bonus|title=704805a39d559236be42bd29b0ad03db-Lantz – signs 1_1_Pub.mp3] Advertisementlast_img read more

Milone leads USC to victory

first_imgUSC took a 3-0 lead in the second inning as Owen led off with a walk and moved to second on an infield single by catcher Robert Stock (Agoura High). Third baseman Hector Estrella hit an RBI single, and after a passed ball, Stock scored on a wild pitch and Buss delivered a perfect two-out bunt down the third-base line to score the third run. Pepperdine 7, Long Beach State 7: Pepperdine took a 7-0 lead after four innings, but Long Beach State rallied to tie the score, and then the game was called due to darkness before the Waves could bat in the bottom of the ninth. Sophomore Eric Thames had a three-run double that capped a five-run fourth inning for Pepperdine (1-2-1). The 49ers (2-1-1) tied the game on a three-run home run by Danny Espinosa in the eighth inning. Sophomore Tommy Milone (Saugus High) went six innings and allowed two runs on six hits with six strikeouts Tuesday as USC defeated Loyola Marymount 5-2 at George Page Stadium. Senior Paul Koss picked up his third save of the season and 23rd of his career to move into third place on USC’s all-time list. Koss needs three saves to tie Brian Nichols (1985-88) for second place. USC improved to 3-2. Loyola Marymount is 3-1. Center fielder Nick Buss went 3 for 5 with an RBI, and designated hitter J.J. Owen had twohits and an RBI for the Trojans. center_img 160Want 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

The Chelsea and Spurs hero who puts Wayne Rooney and Thierry Henry in the shade

first_img Jimmy Greaves England captain Wayne Rooney has the international record of Jimmy Greaves in his sights, but in truth the Manchester United striker’s goal tally pales by comparison.For the uninitiated, Greaves is quite probably the greatest goal-getter in English football history.In just 57 outings for the England team, Greaves scored 44 goals, which amounts to a staggering 0.77 goals per game.To put that in context, Rooney has 41 in 97 caps and, though he has a great opportunity to get closer to Greaves’ total when he leads the Three Lions against San Marino, it is worth recalling the feats of his illustrious predecessor.Here is a selection of Greaves’ incredible achievements…357 goals in 516 English top flight matches (a goal every 1.45 games)The Premier League’s record goal scorer, Alan Shearer, hit 283 goals in 559 top flight games (23 in the old First Division and 260 in the Premier League), averaging 1.97 games per goal.Thierry Henry – widely regarded as the greatest attacker in the Premier League era – bagged 175 goals in 258 Premier League games, a goal every 1.47 games.No player has scored more goals than Jimmy Greaves in the 126-year history of English football’s top division.101 goals in 126 gamesGreaves’ record over three successive seasons between 1962 and 1965, as the First Division’s top scorer. He top scored in six top flight seasons overall.41 goals in 42 games (0.97 goals per game)Greaves’ Chelsea record during the 1960/61 season.20 years and 290 daysThe age Greaves was when he became the youngest ever player to score 100 league goals.Five debut goalsGreaves scored a goal on each of his four club debuts, for Chelsea, AC Milan, Tottenham and West Ham, plus his international debut for England.266 goals in 379 gamesGreaves’ record total haul for Tottenham, where he played between 1961 and 1970.Has there ever been a greater striker in English football? Share your thoughts… 1last_img read more

Ranked: Van Gaal’s Manchester United vs Sir Alex Ferguson’s final title-winning team

first_imgMuch has been made of Sir Alex Ferguson’s attacking philosophy in comparison to Louis van Gaal’s possession-dominated approach with fans crying out for more goals.The two squads have also been compared, especially by Ferguson who maintains his 2012/13 Premier League winning team was a great foundation for David Moyes and Van Gaal to inherit.This has been disputed by plenty within the game, so talkSPORT has a look at Ferguson’s final squad in comparison to Van Gaal’s current one.The Goalkeepers2012/13: David De Gea, Anders LindegaardDe Gea improved in 2012/13, his second season at the club, but was heavily criticised by former Red Devils captain Gary Neville. However the Spaniard got better and, despite having conceded more goals, all but one of the top seven, he was voted into the PFA team of the year.Score: 7/102015/16: David De Gea, Sergio RomeroFast forward three seasons and De Gea is the best goalkeeper in the Premier League and has been named Manchester United Player of the Year two years in a row. The Spaniard signing a new contract after his move to Real Madrid fell through is the best bit of business the Red Devils have done since the arrival of Robin van Persie.Score: 9/10Verdict: Van Gaal has better goalkeeping options 4 Louis van Gaal’s Manchester United or Sir Alex Ferguson The Midfield2012/13: Antonio Valencia, Anderson, Ryan Giggs, Michael Carrick, Nani, Ashley Young, Paul Scholes, Tom Cleverley, Darren Fletcher, Nick Powell, Shinji KagawaArguably one of the weakest midfields Ferguson had during his tenure, with only Michael Carrick really standing out (another named in the PFA team of the season). His forward passing and understanding with Van Persie became a common occurrence as United stormed to the title.Score: 6/10 The Defence2012/13: Rafael, Patrice Evra, Phil Jones, Rio Ferdinand, Jonny Evans, Chris Smalling, Nemanja Vidic, Fabio, Alexander ButtnerFerguson had a settled back four of Rafael, Ferdinand, Evans and Evra with Vidic out injured. The full-backs offered a lot going forward, while Ferdinand and Evans formed a strong partnership as both managed to stay injury free.Score: 7/102015/16: Phil Jones, Marcos Rojo, Chris Smalling, Daley Blind, Luke Shaw, Antonio Valencia, Paddy McNair, Matteo DarmianOnly Smalling and Jones remain from that 2012/13 squad, with Smalling one of the best centre backs in the league this season. Somehow Blind has managed to look solid alongside him, with Darmian appearing to be a quality signing. The injury to a much-improved Luke Shaw is the only black mark on the tightest defence in the league so far.Score: 8/10Verdict: The current defence just edges it. 4 4 The Attack2012/13: Wayne Rooney, Javier Hernandez, Danny Welbeck, Robin van PersieFerguson’s attack was mostly about Van Persie, with the Dutchman scoring 26 goals and getting 10 assists as he took the Golden Boot and the PFA Player of the Year. Despite falling out with Ferguson, Rooney still managed 12 goals and 11 assists of his own with Hernandez also chipping in with 10 goals of his own.Score: 9/102015/16: Memphis Depay, Anthony Martial, Wayne Rooney, James WilsonThis is the weakest area of Van Gaal’s squad by some distance. Rooney has only scored twice in the league while Memphis has failed to live up to his billing so far. Only Martial has impressed across the front line but he is still very raw and will take time to reach his potential.Score: 4/10Verdict: Absolutely no contest. In Fergie’s final season, United possessed an attack that fired them to the title. 2015/16: Juan Mata, Michael Carrick, Ashley Young, Ander Herrera, Marouane Fellaini, Morgan Schneiderlin, Bastian Schweinsteiger, Jesse Lingard, Andreas PereiraThe signings of Herrera, Schneiderlin and Schweinsteiger have finally bolstered the midfield and while United fans have complained of boring football, Van Gaal’s side have the highest average possession of any side in the league. They do however lack goals from anyone other than Mata.Score: 7/10Verdict: Again, the current squad have better options 4 Overall verdict:2012/13: 29/402015/16: 28/40Attacking football beats possession football. And won the title.last_img read more

Guardiola is joining Man City and Ancelotti will replace him at Bayern, talkSPORT told

first_imgPep Guardiola will join Manchester City next summer and Carlo Ancelotti will replace him at Bayern Munich.That’s the view of former Real Madrid president Ramon Calderon, who has close contacts throughout European football and has it on good authority that his fellow Spaniard is Premier League-bound.Speaking on the Alan Brazil Sports Breakfast, Calderon: “From what I know, Guardiola will move to Man City and Ancelotti will go to Bayern Munich. That is what I have been hearing.“He [Guardiola] likes to change. He has been in Spain, he has been in Germany and it would be a good challenge to coach City.“They have fantastic players and they have the advantage that Ferran Soriano, the general manager, and Txiki Begiristain is there. He knows them well – they were all together in Barcelona.“Also for Ancelotti, he is a fantastic coach and he will do quite well in Bayern Munich.”Calderon’s claim comes after German football expert Raphael Honigstein told talkSPORT on Wednesday that Bayern are ‘working on the assumption’ that Guardiola will leave at the end of the season.The Spaniard is out of contract next summer and has yet to comment on his future plans, but is expected to make an announcement next week.last_img read more

If United don’t sign Pogba they could move for one of these six targets

first_imgPaul Pogba could be a tad pricey for Man United.If this is the case, talkSPORT has looked at a number of quality alternatives for new manager Jose Mourinho to consider (he’s probably forwarding this link to Ed Woodward as we speak).Real Madrid have also shown an interest in the Juventus midfielder, who swapped Manchester for Turin in 2012. If the European champions decide they do want Pogba, then United will have to look for an alternative anyway.Click the arrow above, right, to see the possible candidates. France and PSG’s Blaise Matuidi – New Man United manager Jose Mourinho reportedly wants the club to pay whatever is necessary to land Juventus midfielder Paul Pogba. If he proves to be too expensive, though, then there are a number of great alternatives such as France team-mate Matuidi. The 29-year-old is strong defensively, but equally adept in attack, creating eight goals last season operating largely in the same role as Pogba was for Juventus. 6 Valencia’s Andre Gomes to continue fine form at United? – Gomes has forged an impressive reputation at Valencia and both United and Chelsea have been linked previously. However, now Real Madrid have emerged as candidates, so will this mean one of the European champions’ classy midfielders moves on? The aforementioned Kroos, maybe? 6 Julian Draxler needs to play in a bigger team – Draxler only joined Wolfsburg in 2015, but with the club finishing eighth in last season’s Bundesliga, the 22-year-old is surely too good to remain? PSG and Italy’s Marco Verratti? – Verratti is a superb deep-lying midfielder. His passing, dribbling and first touch pick him out as one best. If the 23-year-old had not been ruled out of Euro 2016 through injury, then he would certainly have been an integral part of Italy’s squad. However, with new midfielders like Grzegorz Krychowiak joining PSG, will there be a space in the side when he recovers from his groin problem? United have previously been linked with a £79m deal for Verratti, whose contract still has four years left to run. 6 Real Madrid and Germany midfielder Toni Kroos – Kroos has previously been linked with United and more recently Man City. He is renowned for his playmaking skills and pinpoint passing and created nine goals in La Liga last season. 6 6 Porto’s Ruben Neves to provide the midfield steel for United? – Not quite the marquee name of some of the other players on this list, but the 18-year-old is definitely one for the future by all accounts. His intelligent play and positioning affords him vital extra seconds on the ball and he seems destined to fulfil a holding role in one of the big teams’ midfield. Oh, and he is represented by Jorge Mendes. Naturally… 6last_img read more

Army sergeant from Pico Rivera killed while on patrol mission

first_img AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MORECasino Insider: Here’s a look at San Manuel’s new high limit rooms, Asian restaurant160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set! PICO RIVERA – A second alumnus of El Rancho High School in Pico Rivera has died in military action since the U.S. conflicts in Afghanistan and Iraq began. A Pico Rivera family is mourning the death of Master Sgt. Emigdio Elizarraras Jr., 37. He was killed Tuesday in Tarin Kowt, Afghanistan, when a roadside bomb exploded near his Humvee while he was on a reconnaissance patrol. El Rancho alumnus Arthur A. Mora Jr., also of Pico Rivera, died in October in Balad, Iraq. He was a sergeant in the Army. Other area soldiers who have been killed in action were Army Pfc. Joseph Cruz, 22, of Whittier and Army Medic Paul Nakamura, 21, of Santa Fe Springs. Elizarraras’s father, Emigdio Elizarraras Sr., waved off an interview request outside his Pico Rivera home. With tears on his cheeks, Elizarraras Sr. said, “My son’s body is dead. We cannot talk about this now. He will always be special here,” then pressed his hand to his chest. In a statement posted on the Army’s Special Operations Command news Web site, the family expressed thanks for the outpouring of public support. “The Elizarraras family would like to thank friends and members of the Special Operations Community for their sincere expressions of sympathy during this very difficult time,” the posting read. “Your support is appreciated as we mourn the loss of Emigdio, who was a loving husband, a devoted father, a caring son and a selfless soldier.” Elizarraras graduated from El Rancho in 1986. He is remembered well by his varsity baseball coach Ben Meza, said Julie Ellis, the school principal. “\ remembers him as a great guy who played four different positions on the team,” Ellis said. “\ is the second graduate we’re aware of that we’ve lost to today’s conflicts. We’re always saddened by the loss. But we’re proud of their commitment.” Stationed at Fort Bragg, N.C., Elizarraras served in the Army for 19 years, most recently as a Special Forces Intelligence sergeant in the 3rd Battalion, 7th Special Forces Group (Airborne). After graduating from high school, Elizarraras enlisted in the Army as an infantryman and attended basic training at Fort Benning, Ga. His first assignment was for four years with the 1st Battalion, 327th Infantry Regiment at Fort Campbell, Ky., during which he served in the first Gulf War. Elizarraras also was part of the 1st Battalion, 14th Infantry Regiment at Schofield Barracks, Hawaii, and later worked as an instructor at the Western Hemisphere Institute for Security Cooperation at Fort Benning. In 1997, he volunteered for Special Forces training, completing the course in 1998. Los Angeles County Sheriff Lee Baca honored Elizarraras at a special ceremony at the sheriff’s winter management conference in Commerce on Thursday. He presented Elizarraras’ father, who works as a driver for the sheriff’s prisoner transport system for the Twin Towers Correctional Facility in Los Angeles, with a memorial “challenge coin” acknowledging his son’s service. Family members have said they plan to have a memorial service in Pico Rivera. They said Elizarraras will be buried at Rose Hills Memorial Park and Mortuary in Whittier. Elizarraras is survived by his wife Kris, his daughters, Sally and Olivia, and his son Andrew, all of Fayetteville, N.C.; his parents Emigdio and Martha Elizarraras of Pico Rivera, and his sister Leticia of Peoria, Ariz. As of Thursday, the Department of Defense Web site reported a total of 215 U.S. military deaths in the conflict in Afghanistan since its inception Oct. 7, 2001. pam.wight@sgvn.com (562) 698-0955, Ext. 3029last_img read more