TJ Haws carries No. 23 BYU to win over Santa Clara, setting up big showdown with No. 2 Gonzaga

Santa Clara Broncos forward DJ Mitchell (0) tries to block but fouls Brigham Young Cougars guard TJ Haws (30) at Brigham Young University in Provo on Thursday, Feb. 20, 2020.

Santa Clara Broncos forward DJ Mitchell (0) tries to block but fouls Brigham Young Cougars guard TJ Haws (30) at Brigham Young University in Provo on Thursday, Feb. 20, 2020. | Laura Seitz, Deseret News

Late in the game, TJ Haws took control. The Cougar senior helped BYU score on 14 of its final 15 possessions on its way to a 85-75 victory over the Broncos at the Marriott Center. Haws finished with 28 points and he dished out nine assists.

PROVO — Playing in its first game as a ranked team in nine years, and with 3-pointers not falling like usual, No. 23 BYU found itself trailing by a couple of points midway through the second half against Santa Clara.

Then with 5:37 remaining, the score was tied at 66.

That’s when guard TJ Haws took control.

The Cougar senior helped BYU score on 14 of its final 15 possessions on its way to a 85-75 victory over the Broncos at the Marriott Center.

Haws finished with 28 points, scoring on a variety of mid-range jumpers and drives to the hoop, and he dished out nine assists. Just as importantly, he hit 12 of 12 free throws, including six over the final four minutes. He’s made a total of 28 free throws in a row.

“Santa Clara made an all-out commitment to not double in the post and not give up 3’s. Your poison there is TJ Haws downhill,” said BYU coach Mark Pope. “I don’t know if anyone wants to see TJ Haws downhill. He’s just too good. He’s unbelievable. He’s really special. But it’s hard. You have to make a decision. (Bronco) coach (Herb) Sendek is a master. That’s the decision that he made to try and do it that way and TJ said, ‘No, I’m not going to let you do it that way.’ He was sensational.”

“I thought we started moving the ball really well, getting open looks and making the extra pass and we knocked down big shots,” Haws said.

“They had a game plan. They wanted to get us off the 3-point line and force us to drive,” said Jake Toolson, who recorded a double-double with 20 points and had 10 rebounds. “They did a good job making it tough on us. As the game went on, we started taking the best shot on each possession. A lot of times, that was Teej …read more

Source:: Deseret News – Utah News

      

Aces’ A’Ja Wilson Weighs-in on New WNBA Commissioner Cathy Engelbert

Last May, the WNBA announced that they would be hiring former, Deloitte CEO, Cathy Engelbert, as the league’s first Commissioner and replaced former President Lisa Borders. Borders step down to become the first-ever President and CEO of Time’s Up on October 2, 2018, according to WNBA.com.

Engelbert would take her new position on May 24, 2019, shortly after the 2019-20 season started.

“Cathy is a world-class business leader with a deep connection to women’s basketball, which makes her the ideal person to lead the WNBA into its next phase of growth,” Silver said, via CBS Sports. “The WNBA will benefit significantly from her more than 30 years of business and operational experience, including revenue generation, sharp entrepreneurial instincts, and proven management abilities.”

Engelbert believed that she was taking over at a very important time since the league was announced back in 1996.

“It is an absolute privilege to be joining the WNBA at such an exciting and important time in its history,” Engelbert said. “I see tremendous opportunity to bolster visibility for the sport of women’s basketball, empower the players, and enhance fan engagement. I look forward to using my business expertise and passion for basketball to promote women in the game and beyond, and to working with the teams and world-class athletes to help grow this league into a thriving business.”

Las Vegas Aces Forward A’Ja Wilson Weighs-in on Engelbert

Las Vegas Aces third-year forward A’ja Wilson shared with me that new WNBA Commissioner Cathy Engelbert has been open to players’ ideas. After Wilson took part in the Mountain Dew sponsored event Courtside Studios, revealed her interaction with Engelbert every time she is in New York City.

“She is a lot of fun and she is really open to all of our ideas. I feel like every time I go to New York, I can’t get out of there without talking to her and I think that’s key,” said Wilson. “In as how we grow because she wants to hear us out and wants to understand what is going on within our teams. I’m not a player rep on our team, but I do of course have a lot of things on my mind and give me the opportunity to talk to her from a ‘me’ standpoint more, so than a rep standpoint.”

On Wednesday [February 19, 2020], Engelbert was interviewed by Aaron Elstein of crainsnewyork.com. During their chat, Engelbert …read more

Source:: Heavy.com

      

Warren drafted a contract for Bloomberg to sign to release people from NDAs related to alleged sexual harassment and gender discrimination

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Sen. Elizabeth Warren drafted a contract for media mogul Mike Bloomberg to release those from his company who accused him of sexual harassment or gender discrimination from their non-disclosure agreements.
Warren, who used to teach contract law, said “all Mayor Bloomberg has to do is download it … sign it, and then the women or men will be free to speak and tell their own stories.”
Bloomberg has been under scrutiny following the lawsuits alleging that he created a hostile work environment for women in his company in the 1990s, ABC News reported.
The media mogul has denied the allegations since they first came to light last year and were the subject of a Business Insider investigation.

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Sen. Elizabeth Warren drafted a contract for media mogul and former New York City Mayor Mike Bloomberg to release those from his company who accused him of sexual harassment or gender discrimination from their non-disclosure agreements.

The senator opened up her CNN town hall by reading the document out loud to the audience.

“I asked [Bloomberg] if he would release those people from the non-disclosure agreements,” Warren said during the town hall, referring to her tense moments with the former mayor at the Democratic debate on Wednesday in Nevada. “This is an election for president of the United States and transparency here is important.”

“I used to teach contract law. And I thought I would make this easy.”

Elizabeth Warren opened her #cnntownhall by reading aloud a document to release people from Michael Bloomberg’s nondisclosure agreements https://t.co/j8nidJ0nTL pic.twitter.com/eHMBjI4qyM

— CNN Politics (@CNNPolitics) February 21, 2020

Warren, who used to teach contract law, said she wrote up a release and covenant not to sue, and that “all Mayor Bloomberg has to do is download it … sign it, and then the women or men will be free to speak and tell their own stories.”

Bloomberg has been under scrutiny following the lawsuits alleging that he created a hostile work environment for women in his company in the 1990s, ABC News reported. Bloomberg has denied the allegations since they first came to light last year and were the subject of a Business Insider investigation.

Mike Bloomberg can easily release the women who have accused him of sexual harassment—and who voluntarily want to speak about their experiences—from their non-disclosure agreements. Take a look at how simple and straightforward …read more

Source:: Business Insider

      

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