By Jennifer Karmarkar | [email protected] | Orange County RegisterPUBLISHED: January 7, 2019 at 4:38 pm | UPDATED: January 7, 2019 at 4:38 pm Have you always wanted to learn bridge, are just curious, or played decades ago and want to relearn? Monday morning bridge lessons start Jan. 7 at South Orange County Bridge Center in San Juan Capistrano. Challenge your brain with games and classes daily. An intro session is set for Monday, Jan. 7, with lessons subsequent Monday mornings from 9:30 to 11:30 a.m. The fee for just the introductory event is $10. The six-week series cost is $90. For information or to enroll visit socb.center or call 949-248-1268. IF YOU GO When: 9:30-11:30 a.m. Mondays Where: South Orange County Bridge Center in San Juan Capistrano Information: 949-248-1268 … [Read more...] about Learn — or relearn — to play bridge Mondays in San Juan Capistrano
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Candace Buckner, The Washington Post Published 8:35 pm CDT, Monday, September 24, 2018 Bradley Beal, Dwight Howard and John Wall flank Wizards Coach Scott Brooks during the team's media day on Monday. Bradley Beal, Dwight Howard and John Wall flank Wizards Coach Scott Brooks during the team's media day on Monday. Photo: Washington Post Photo By Toni L. Sandys Photo: Washington Post Photo By Toni L. Sandys Image 1 of / 1 Caption Close Image 1 of 1 Bradley Beal, Dwight Howard and John Wall flank Wizards Coach Scott Brooks during the team's media day on Monday. Bradley Beal, Dwight Howard and John Wall flank Wizards Coach Scott Brooks during the team's media day on Monday. Photo: Washington Post Photo By Toni L. Sandys Brooks has a simple goal for the … [Read more...] about Brooks has a simple goal for the upcoming season: Stop talking, Wizards. Just play.
next Image 1 of 2 prev Image 2 of 2 JAKARTA, Indonesia – What's left of Finton Lewis' thinning hair is spiked and dyed an orange-red color. The 64-year-old Lewis says the haircut keeps him feeling younger on the outside, and playing the card game of bridge keeps his brain nimble on the inside. "I know I'm not as physically fit as most sports people are," said Lewis, who is playing for India in the bridge competition at the Asian Games. Being fit doesn't matter much in bridge, which is being included for the first time in the Asian Games. Fans like to talk it up as a "mind game" in the same realm as chess. Yang Kong Te of the Philippines is playing in the Asian Games at 85. Lee Hung Fong of Malaysia is 81. Indonesian billionaire Michael Bambang Hartono is a mere 78, and the big reason why bridge is on the schedule. His reported net worth in about $17 billion, a fortune made in tobacco, banking, and communications. To be fair, the median age of the … [Read more...] about Playing bridge at the Asian Games: ‘Athletics of the mind’
Tyneeha Rivers is usually the interviewer as vice president of human resources for Harris Blitzer Sports and Entertaining, hiring and recruiting employees for the 76ers and Devils. Just a day earlier, her 21-year-old son, Villanova standout Mikal Bridges, auditioned for the 76ers at their new training headquarters in Camden, N.J., where Rivers’ office is located. “I stayed in my mom zone,’’ Rivers told The Post last Thursday in a rare spot as an interviewee. “I’ll bump into [Sixers coach] Brett Brown once in a while, but I don’t overstep my boundaries. If I have questions I’ll call his agent. I don’t want to use my position to say, ‘How did Mikal do?’ ” Very well, thank you. That’s why it could be a long shot Bridges is on the board at No. 10 when Philly selects in Thursday’s NBA draft. The Knicks will pick ninth and have an aching need for a small forward who specializes in defense, 3-point shooting, … [Read more...] about How Mikal Bridges’ mom raised the Knicks’ ideal draft pick
During Mikal Bridges’ predraft workout with them Tuesday, 76ers coaches and scouts had him shoot 100 three-pointers. They ask every perimeter player they’re considering drafting to shoot 100 three-pointers. Marc Eversley, the team’s vice president of player personnel, called the figure “a platform to evaluate all these kids.” Based on his career at Villanova, particularly his final season there, Bridges would probably call it a piece of cake, no more strenuous or challenging than the average game of H-O-R-S-E. In winning their second national championship in three years, the Wildcats set three NCAA records regarding three-point shooting: most made in a regular season (464), most made in an NCAA tournament (76), and most made in a Final Four game (18, against Kansas). And Bridges was perhaps the greatest beneficiary of Jay Wright’s strategy to soup up Villanova’s offense into college basketball’s version of the Golden State Warriors … [Read more...] about Villanova’s Mikal Bridges would be perfect fit for Sixers, if they can get him