“You can take all of those things into consideration,” Scott said. “This is 20 years for him. The body doesn’t heal as fast as he used to.”Lakers second-year guard Jordan Clarkson practiced on Saturday without limitations two days after having soreness in his right shoulder. But Bryant has not healed enough in the past week to complete any running drills.“He wants to be make sure he’s able to run; cutting and lateral movements are important,” Scott said. “I don’t know if he’ll be 110 percent. But I think the closer we can get to him being to that number, the better.”Lakers guard D’Angelo Russell saw the silver lining. He argued Bryant’s absence indirectly spurred the Lakers to compensate, something they might have to master throughout the 2015-16 season.“It forces you to mature early and know how to play with the ball when a dominant player like him is not in the game,” Russell said. “Then knowing how to play with it when he is in the game. You have to adjust. He’s giving us a good taste of being able to play and learn without him. I feel like it will be that much easier.” Newsroom GuidelinesNews TipsContact UsReport an Error “I’m not trying to predict what he can do” on Sunday, Scott said. “I just want to see him out here and go a little bit more. If he can do that, we’ll make progress.”• HEISLER: Jim Buss sticks head up, gets pie to faceThe Lakers held Bryant out for the last three preseason games after he bruised his lower left leg in the team’s loss to Sacramento in Las Vegas on Oct. 13. Bryant has not spoken to reporters since after the Lakers’ preseason win over an Israeli professional team, Maccabi Haifa, on Oct. 11.Scott has downplayed Bryant’s persistent absence. The coach said Bryant can put weight on his leg and reported Bryant calling his left leg “a little stiff.” Scott also said he limited Bryant partly so he could rest up for the regular season. But Scott conceded on Saturday that Bryant’s latest ailment stems from other factors. The 37-year-old Bryant is entering his 20th and perhaps final NBA season. He has suffered season-ending injuries for three consecutive years. The conviction in Byron Scott’s words, tone and body language hardly wavered, even if Kobe Bryant remains limited with a bruised lower left leg that has sidelined him for more than a week.Sure, Scott admitted he “can’t guarantee” Bryant will play in the Lakers’ season opener against Minnesota on Wednesday at Staples Center. But the Lakers’ coach did not change his outlook on his star player’s health.“Do I think he’ll play? Absolutely,” Scott said after practice Saturday at the Lakers’ facility in El Segundo. “I think he’ll play, knowing him like I do.”But Bryant has plenty of work that he will have to complete before ensuring he will not miss the Lakers’ season opener for the second time in three seasons. He only took part in shooting drills on Saturday in what Scott described as a “real light” practice before watching his teammates from the sideline. Scott hopes Bryant can “ramp it up a little more” in Sunday’s practice before having full sessions on Monday and Tuesday.
Press Association McDowell missed the cut in last week’s Irish Open but reaped the rewards of staying on at Carton House over the weekend to work on his game, the first prize of 500,000 euro (£431,000) taking him less than 30,000 euro (£26,000) behind US Open champion Justin Rose at the top of the European Tour’s Race to Dubai. “It’s very special after the last couple of months,” McDowell admitted. “It’s been a bit of a battle. It’s been a funny year. My game has not felt far away most weeks but I have missed a lot more cuts than normal and missing cuts hurts. “It certainly motivated me a lot the last few weeks. The US Open was a tough one to take and missing the cut in Ireland last week; it made me more hungry to want to be in positions like I was this afternoon.” The 33-year-old began the day tied with Sterne and went out in 34 with three birdies and one bogey, but found himself one behind after Sterne reached the turn in 33. A birdie on the 10th got McDowell back on level terms and he reclaimed the lead when Sterne dropped his first shot of the day on the 12th after driving into heavy rough. Luck certainly appeared to be on McDowell’s side as he pulled his tee shot on the 16th but saw the ball take a fortunate bounce away from the heavy rough and kick 90 degrees right. That left him with a relatively simple up and down, but he needed more good fortune after pulling his par putt and the sheepish grin after it somehow found the left edge of the hole told its own story. Sterne had called for a “G-Mac bounce” after also pulling his tee shot but was not so fortunate and a bogey four gave McDowell a two-shot lead with two to play, the Northern Irishman then making certain of victory with a superb birdie on the 17th. If current form is anything to go by, Graeme McDowell will either miss the cut or win his second major title in next week’s Open Championship at Muirfield. Usually a highly consistent player, McDowell admits 2013 has been a “funny year” that has brought either a missed cut or a victory in each of his last eight events, the most recent coming in the Alstom Open de France on Sunday. McDowell carded a closing 67 at Le Golf National to finish nine under par, four clear of South Africa’s Richard Sterne, who had been only one behind until bogeys at the 16th and 17th. Sterne eventually did well to par the 18th for a final round of 71 to make sure of outright second, with 2007 winner Graeme Storm and Spain’s Eduardo de la Riva a shot behind.
faithfernandez More » ShareTweetShare on Google+Pin on PinterestSend with WhatsApp,Darrel Done BusinessVirtual Schools PasadenaHomes Solve Community/Gov/Pub SafetyPASADENA EVENTS & ACTIVITIES CALENDARClick here for Movie Showtimes Hastings Bridge Photo credit: Chris BrosteParsons is pleased to announce that it has been honored by the National Council of Structural Engineers Associations (NCSEA) with the 2016 Excellence in Structural Engineering Award – Outstanding Project in the new bridges or transportation structure category. Recognizing the corporation’s work on the Hastings Bridge, this award honors the best examples of structural ingenuity throughout the world. Projects are judged on innovative design, engineering achievement, and creativity.“It is gratifying to be recognized by the NCSEA for the innovation we bring to our customers,” said Michael Johnson, Parsons Group President. “The Hastings Bridge is a prime example of our steadfast commitment to sustainability and leading-edge engineering and design.”Parsons was the lead designer in the Hastings Bridge design-build joint venture and also provided engineering management and bridge erection engineering services.The new Hastings Bridge in the scenic recreation area of Hastings, MN, is a 1,938-ft-long, freestanding tied-arch bridge. It carries Trunk Highway 61 over the Mississippi River and is the longest freestanding arch bridge in North America. With a 100-year service life, the bridge features a steel box arch rib with a post-tensioned concrete tie girder and a network hanger system, plus a load-path-redundant steel-grid floor system to meet rigorous redundancy requirements. Representing one of the heaviest bridge moves in the United States, the 3,300-ton, 545-ft-long main span was erected on land, transferred onto barges using self-propelled modular transporters, guided downriver by tugboats, slid into position using a hydraulic skid system, and lifted 55 ft into place with strand jacks.Parsons’ work on the Hastings Bridge has been recognized with numerous awards, including:• 2016 Prize Bridge Award in the major span category – National Steel Bridge Alliance• 2014 Midwest Best Project of the Year award in the highways/bridges category – Engineering News-Record• 2015 Best Accelerated Bridge Construction (ABC) award in the self-propelled modular transporter category – Accelerated Bridge Construction• 2014 Favorite/Most Innovative Structure Award – The Illinois Chapter of the Structural Engineers Association• Engineering Excellence Honor Award – American Council of Engineering Companies (ACEC) Illinois• Engineering Excellence Honor Award – ACEC nationalParsons, celebrating more than 70 years of growth in the engineering, construction, technical, and professional services industries, is a leader in many diversified markets with a focus on infrastructure, industrial, federal, and construction. Parsons delivers design/design-build, program/construction management, and other professional services packaged in innovative alternative delivery methods to federal, regional, and local government agencies, as well as to private industrial customers worldwide. For more about Parsons, please visit www.parsons.com, and follow us on Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn, and YouTube. Business News Parsons Honored for Structural Engineering Excellence From STAFF REPORTS Published on Wednesday, October 12, 2016 | 2:31 pm Home of the Week: Unique Pasadena Home Located on Madeline Drive, Pasadena Business News Name (required) Mail (required) (not be published) Website Get our daily Pasadena newspaper in your email box. Free.Get all the latest Pasadena news, more than 10 fresh stories daily, 7 days a week at 7 a.m. More Cool Stuff 0 commentsShareShareTweetSharePin it Herbeauty9 Of The Best Family Friendly Dog BreedsHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeautyThe Most Heartwarming Moments Between Father And DaughterHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeauty15 Beauty Secrets Only Indian Women KnowHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeauty10 Brutally Honest Reasons Why You’re Still SingleHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeauty15 Countries Where Men Have Difficulties Finding A WifeHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeauty7 Most Startling Movie Moments We Didn’t Realize Were InsensitiveHerbeautyHerbeauty Community News Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked * Pasadena Will Allow Vaccinated People to Go Without Masks in Most Settings Starting on Tuesday Pasadena’s ‘626 Day’ Aims to Celebrate City, Boost Local Economy Subscribe Make a comment Community News EVENTS & ENTERTAINMENT | FOOD & DRINK | THE ARTS | REAL ESTATE | HOME & GARDEN | WELLNESS | SOCIAL SCENE | GETAWAYS | PARENTS & KIDS First Heatwave Expected Next Week Top of the News