DANA POINT – The world’s best stand-up paddlers capped off a weekend filled with action at the Pacific Paddle Games as a strong wind whipped up the ocean surface Sunday at Doheny State Beach and added a wave of drama to the event.
Hawaiian Connor Baxter claimed a three-peat after winning the best overall standing for the third year in a row after clinching both the technical and distance race. New Zealand paddler Annabel Anderson took home the women’s overall win. Laguna Beach’s Jade Howson took home the overall win after earning the most points in the girl’s junior division.
It was two days of good vibes, pleasant weather, delicious food and back-to-back musical performances at the second annual Music Tastes Good festival in Long Beach this weekend.
“It’s going incredibly well…I thought last year was perfect and this year has surpassed that,” said Jon Halperin, talent buyer for Music Tastes Good , on Sunday afternoon.
By MATTHEW LEE
WASHINGTON — President Donald Trump said Sunday that Secretary of State Rex Tillerson was “wasting his time” trying to negotiate with North Korea over its nuclear and missile programs, raising speculation about whether Trump could be undermining efforts to maintain channels of communication or somehow bolstering the diplomat’s hand in possible future talks.
It was not immediately clear what prompted Trump’s tweets, among a series of weekend posts that ranged from hurricane recovery efforts in Puerto Rico to NFL players’ allegiance to the national anthem, and at whom they were aimed: Tillerson, North Korean leader
The Los Angeles Charges fall to an 0-4 record after their 26-24 home loss to the Philadelphia Eagles.
Galaxy midfielder Gyasi Zardes will not join the U.S. Men’s National team camp for the upcoming World Cup qualifiers, due to a groin strain.
Zardes, was selected to the 26-man roster early Sunday morning, but by the afternoon, U.S. Soccer confirmed that he will be unable to participate.
Zardes suffered the injury early in Saturday’s 1-1 draw against Real Salt Lake. He was eventually subbed off in the 33rd minute.
“He slipped in the first half and felt his groin a little bit, so he didn’t feel like he could go on,” Galaxy coach Sigi Schmid said following Saturday’s game. ”
CARSON — Melvin Gordon sat back into his locker, his head resting in his hands. Inside the team’s cramped locker room, there was nowhere for the Chargers star running back to hide his frustration.
Not much was different on the field. All afternoon long, Gordon was rendered helpless in a backfield under siege. On most of his carries, Gordon just had to scrounge his way back to the line of scrimmage.
In all, he toted the ball just 10 times — two of which were good for 10-plus yards. On his other eight carries, Gordon combined to lose one yard, leaving