My dog is a bit of a brute. At 100 pounds and more athletic than most humans could ever dream to be, Rodney the Weimaraner has a ripped physique and an impressive bark to match. He runs on heel or pulls on command, a hook-up for power on skis in the wintertime and a running partner by my side all year ’round.Living and getting out daily with a “fitness dog” like Rodney necessitates specialized equipment, and over the years I have acquired custom canine gear, fleece doggie jackets, and even fashionable items for workaday walks when I want my dog to stand out from the proverbial pack.The latest “fashion piece” for Rodney is a collar called the Kahuna. Made by Stunt Puppy, a Minnesota dog-gear brand, the oversize collar uses webbing that’s 1.5 inches wide and comes with funky patterns as well as stout construction for the big dogs it’s built to adorn.The Kahuna, which costs $25, is a collaboration with Croakies, a company most known for its sunglasses straps. Stunt Puppy worked with Croakies for its expertise in making high-strength nylon webbing that looks good, and the thick collar is offered in six colorful prints.On the performance side, once the snow falls you’ll find Rodney showing off his X-Back Dog Harness from Skijor Now LLC. The company requires you to perform multiple measurements of your dog’s body before it custom-stitches the X-Back, a harness built for pulling humans around on skis.I got the X-Back five years ago and it has endured many miles of Rodney’s worst. We fly on skis, and he never grimaces because the harness’ padded straps align to his anatomy like a glove. At $39.99, the Skijor Now harness is a bargain for any dog put into the pulling position on snow.Dog park visits see Rodney wearing a collar with a built-in retractable leash. The Release N Run collar has a thin cord that serves as the leash — it pulls out of a slim compartment on the collar. A reeling mechanism retracts the cord instantly back into its hidden place when you let go.For dog parks and wild areas where you rarely need a leash, the Release N Run collar, at $32.95, is a great option. The retracting cord is four feet long, and it is fine for casual walks when you’d rather leave your primary leash behind.Toys keep Rodney entertained at home when he can’t be running. This summer, the Orbee Ball from Planet Dog has been a favorite. Touted as the “world’s best dog ball,” these rubbery spheres come in four sizes and cost $7 and up.The Orbee Balls are nearly indestructible for chewers. They bounce and are somewhat soft for safety while tossing. Best part? The balls float, letting Rodney and I play by water and not worry about his favorite new toy sinking in the creek where he swims. –Stephen Regenold is founder and editor of www.gearjunkie.com. Connect with Regenold at Facebook.com/TheGearJunkie or on Twitter via @TheGearJunkie.
Powell went down to a non-contact, right Achilles tendon injury in the first quarter, and though he will have an MRI on Wednesday, the team is fearing a worst-case scenario.“Guys like him define the culture we want here,” Dallas coach Rick Carlisle said. “It doesn’t get much tougher than this, if it ends up being what we fear it might.”Luka Doncic had 36 points, 10 rebounds and nine assists for Dallas. He scored 24 points in the second half to help rally the Mavericks after they trailed by double digits from late in the second quarter through most of the third.A see-saw fourth quarter turned on Shamet’s 3-pointer from the left wing to give the Clippers a 100-98 lead with 2:48 to play. Montrezl Harrell added two free throws, then Shamet sank another 3-pointer from the top of the arc with 1:43 left to put the Clippers ahead by seven. He finished 5 for 8 from 3-point range with a season-high 18 points.“We just kind of found a way to win,” Shamet said. “We’d loved to keep that lead the whole game, but that’s not how it’s going to be. It’s a long season. We got to find different ways how to win like we did tonight.” For Lakers’ LeBron James, Jacob Blake’s shooting is bigger issue than a big Game 4 victory Game 4 photos: Luka Doncic, Mavs shock Clippers in overtime Clippers hope they can play to their capabilities, quell Mavericks’ momentum Leonard had 11 of his points in the fourth quarter, including his only 3-pointer of the game with 1:15 left, which put the Clippers up 108-100.Maxi Kleber’s dunk brought the Mavs within 108-105, but after a Clippers turnover on a Shamet inbounds pass with 24 seconds left, Tim Hardaway Jr.’s potential tying 3-point attempt spun around and out. The Mavericks then fouled JaMychal Green, who missed both free throws to give Dallas the ball with a chance to tie with 11.6 seconds left.Doncic missed his first free throw attempt with 7.4 seconds left and Leonard grabbed the rebound on the intentionally missed second. Leonard then hit a pair of free throws and the Clippers (31-13) held on for their sixth win in their last seven games.The wild finish was in contrast to a sluggish start, as two of the league’s top offenses were slow out of the gate. Dallas, which ranks first in offensive efficiency, and the Clippers, who rank fifth, combined to make one of their first 20 field-goal attempts.With Powell out, Dallas got 16 valuable minutes from former Clipper Boban Marjanovic, who had 12 points and seven rebounds. His turnaround hook with 6:23 to play tied the score at 90, capping a rally from a 14-point, second-half deficit.Porzingis scored 10 points on 4-for-17 shooting in his return after missing 10 games with right knee soreness. He added nine rebounds, but after the game, he blamed himself for the Mavericks’ loss.Related Articles Newsroom GuidelinesNews TipsContact UsReport an Error What the Clippers are saying the day after Luka Doncic’s game-winner tied series, 2-2 Clippers’ Paul George: ‘If I make shots, this series could be a little different’ PreviousDallas Mavericks forward Luka Doncic (77) and Los Angeles Clippers forward Kawhi Leonard (2) chase a loose ball during the second half of an NBA basketball game Tuesday, Jan. 21, 2020 in Dallas. (AP Photo/Richard W. Rodriguez)Mavericks forward Maxi Kleber, top, fouls Clippers center Ivica Zubac during the first half of Tuesday’s game in Dallas. (AP Photo/Richard W. Rodriguez)Dallas Mavericks forward Luka Doncic (77) goes up for a shot against Los Angeles Clippers center Ivica Zubac (40) and guard Landry Shamet (20) during the first half of an NBA basketball game Tuesday, Jan. 21, 2020 in Dallas. (AP Photo/Richard W. Rodriguez) SoundThe gallery will resume insecondsDallas Mavericks forward Kristaps Porzingis (6) drives the ball against Los Angeles Clippers guard Patrick Beverley (21) during the first half of an NBA basketball game Tuesday, Jan. 21, 2020 in Dallas. (AP Photo/Richard W. Rodriguez)Dallas Mavericks forward Dorian Finney-Smith (10) tries to defend against a shot by Los Angeles Clippers forward Kawhi Leonard (2) during the second half of an NBA basketball game Tuesday, Jan. 21, 2020 in Dallas. (AP Photo/Richard W. Rodriguez)Dallas Mavericks forward Kristaps Porzingis (6) gets fouled as he goes up for a shot against Los Angeles Clippers center Ivica Zubac (40) during the first half of an NBA basketball game Tuesday, Jan. 21, 2020 in Dallas. (AP Photo/Richard W. Rodriguez)Dallas Mavericks forward Luka Doncic (77) fouls Los Angeles Clippers guard Patrick Beverley (21) during the first half of an NBA basketball game Tuesday, Jan. 21, 2020 in Dallas. (AP Photo/Richard W. Rodriguez)Dallas Mavericks guard Delon Wright (55) fouls Los Angeles Clippers forward Kawhi Leonard (2) as Dallas Mavericks center Boban Marjanovic (51) defends during the second half an NBA basketball game Tuesday, Jan. 21, 2020 in Dallas. (AP Photo/Richard W. Rodriguez)Dallas Mavericks forward Dwight Powell (7) stumbles due to injury in the first half of an NBA basketball game against the Los Angeles Clippers Tuesday, Jan. 21, 2020 in Dallas. (AP Photo/Richard W. Rodriguez)Los Angeles Clippers forward Kawhi Leonard (2) dunks the ball over Dallas Mavericks forward Luka Doncic (77) in during the first half of an NBA basketball game Tuesday, Jan. 21, 2020 in Dallas. (AP Photo/Richard W. Rodriguez)Dallas Mavericks forward Luka Doncic (77) reacts to a missed 3-point attempt by Tim Hardaway Jr. (11) that would have tied the game near the end of an NBA basketball game against the Los Angeles Clippers Tuesday, Jan. 21, 2020 in Dallas. (AP Photo/Richard W. Rodriguez)Los Angeles Clippers forward Montrezl Harrell (5) shoots against Dallas Mavericks forward Kristaps Porzingis (6) during the second half of an NBA basketball game, Tuesday, Jan. 21, 2020, in Dallas. (AP Photo/Richard W. Rodriguez)Dallas Mavericks forward Luka Doncic (77), guard Tim Hardaway Jr. (11), and Los Angeles Clippers forward Kawhi Leonard (2) fight for a loose ball during the second half of an NBA basketball game Tuesday, Jan. 21, 2020 in Dallas. (AP Photo/Richard W. Rodriguez)Dallas Mavericks forward Luka Doncic (77) and Los Angeles Clippers forward Kawhi Leonard (2) chase a loose ball during the second half of an NBA basketball game Tuesday, Jan. 21, 2020 in Dallas. (AP Photo/Richard W. Rodriguez)Mavericks forward Maxi Kleber, top, fouls Clippers center Ivica Zubac during the first half of Tuesday’s game in Dallas. (AP Photo/Richard W. Rodriguez)NextShow Caption1 of 13Mavericks forward Maxi Kleber, top, fouls Clippers center Ivica Zubac during the first half of Tuesday’s game in Dallas. (AP Photo/Richard W. Rodriguez)ExpandDALLAS — Kawhi Leonard scored 36 points, Landry Shamet hit two clutch 3-pointers late and the Clippers beat the Dallas Mavericks 110-107 Tuesday night for their fourth consecutive win.The Mavericks brought back one big man but lost another, and in the end, they couldn’t rein in the reigning Finals MVP, who has been terrorizing Clippers opponents of late. With teammate Paul George out with a left hamstring strain for the past six games, Leonard has averaged 36 points and scored at least 30 in every game.“We’ve been watching film together, seeing what mistakes we’ve been making,” Leonard said. “So everybody’s just giving the effort of their mind and body, wanting to compete, make winning plays and just be a better basketball team.”The Mavericks saw their four-game winning streak end, and more importantly, lost a key piece in center Dwight Powell just as they welcomed back Kristaps Porzingis. “If I played just a little bit better, we would have won the game,” Porzingis said. “This loss is on me. That’s how I feel. I know it’s my first game back but I have high expectations for myself and I’m disappointed I wasn’t able to shoot the ball better.”POWELL INJUREDPowell went down with 2:57 left in the first quarter. He started to drive toward the basket but his right leg gave out. He fell to the court and immediately slapped the floor in pain. He was helped to the locker room putting no weight on his right leg.Powell’s teammate J.J. Barea – who tore his right Achilles tendon last season – was distraught as Powell was taken off the court.Powell was averaging nearly 10 points through 39 games prior to the injury. With Porzingis out, Powell averaged 13 points over 10 games on 71 percent shooting.TIP-INSClippers guard Patrick Beverley left in the second quarter with a groin injury and did not return. … Clippers forward Maurice Harkless returned after missing one game with a sore back. … Carlisle spoke before the game about Delonte West, who played for Dallas in 2011-12. A Maryland police officer has been suspended for shooting a video that shows West as he was being questioned while shirtless and handcuffed. “I think we all feel bad that he’s in the situation that he’s in,” Carlisle said. “The hope is that he will get help.”UP NEXTThe Clippers continue their six-game trip on Wednesday at 4:30 p.m. in Atlanta.
Coach of the national team of BiH Medhem Baždarević published the list of players for qualification matches with Belgium and Cyprus, for the World Championship 2018.Invitation for the gathering on October 3 in Brussels was sent to 25 players, while the broader list includes Hodžić, Bajić, Kožulj, Stevanović and Dumić, whom the coach intends to call in case of injuries of other players.“I am optimistic prior to these matches that we will play in the next ten days,” said Baždarević and added: “All the famous names are on the list. Today, tomorrow and on Friday I intend to watch come matches of our players and once again check their shape before the gathering. We expect all the players to be in Brussels on Monday, except for Šunjić who is playing premiere league match that day.”Match BiH-Belgium is scheduled for October 7 at 8:45 pm in Brussels, while the BiH national team will welcome Cyprus on Bilino Polje Stadium on October 10.(Source: radiosarajevo.ba)
Liberia’s former Chief Justice, Cllr. Frances Johnson Morris-Allison, has declared that she has ample experience to liberate and serve the people of Bomi and take the county to a better and more acceptable level.The Bomi County Senatorial aspirant said the county needs a change of leadership engendered by the election of its brightest daughter to develop the county and champion the welfare of the youths, women and men who are aggrieved in the various concession areas.Cllr. Morris-Allison, who spoke with the Daily Observer in an exclusive interview Wednesday, won the senatorial space unopposed on the ticket of the Alternative National Congress (ANC) for Bomi County on June 30, 2014.The daughter of a former Bomi County Clan Chief, Cllr. Morris-Allison outlined the 7-pillars of her campaign, with transparency and accountability at the top, followed by education, youth unemployment, women empowerment, restoring the dignity of the county’s traditions and protecting the rights of Bomi workers.Cllr. Morris-Allison has held the positions of justice advocate, National Director for the Catholic Justice for Peace Commission (JPC); Chief Justice during the Transitional era and Justice Minister as well as Chairperson of the National Elections Commission (NEC), Commerce Minister and Executive Director for the Liberia Anti- Corruption Commission (LACC).Candidate Morris-Allison, who is joining party politics for the first time, said, “I’m so pleased and excited that I have reached this stage in my political sojourn and have gone through the primary and come out successfully in my first political move.”She says she decided to go into party politics because she believes that the governance of Liberia needs the best skills and talents, the best qualities and best characters that are available. “I think I have something to contribute to the governance of my county,” she averred.“The people of Bomi can be assured that when elected, I will not compromise their interests or that of the Liberian people by taking ‘brown envelopes’, she vowed.Cllr. Morris-Allison asserts that in terms of good leadership she is the best alternative for the people of Bomi. “I’m saying to the people of Bomi that they should give me the chance because I represent the best alternative for them in terms of good leadership; I’m the best option and I’m telling them to put their trust in me because I am their rescuer,” petitioned Cllr. Allison.There are ten candidates aspiring for the senatorial seat in Bomi County—three females and seven males. Senator Lahai Lassanna currently occupies the position. He is seeking reelection.Counselor Allison is one of the two main challengers whom Senator Lassanna faces. The other is Attorney Morris Saytoma, former Deputy Minister of State for Presidential Affairs.The Senatorial aspirant vowed to use the “Jehovah’s Witness” campaign style to win the election although other aspirants (who she did not name) would use money or rice. But the people of Bomi County will vote her into the Senate, she said with confidence.Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)