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SDSU Alumni helps to win the NBA Finals!!!

San Diego State Alum Kawhi Leonard Named NBA Finals MVP as Toronto Takes Series From Golden State

San Diego State alum Kawhi Leonard added another championship to his impressive list of accomplishments Thursday as his Toronto Raptors beat the Golden State Warriors to take the NBA Finals 4 – 2.
He received another honor after the game, as he was named MVP of the finals.
“I’m happy that my hard work paid off,” he said after being presented with the MVP trophy, referring to his comeback from injuries and drama in 2018 with his last team, the San Antonio Spurs.
Leonard hit one free throw after a technical foul on the Warriors with less than a second remaining in the game, then two more after another foul, as the Raptors won 114-110.
He scored 22 points, while teammates Pascal Siakam and Kyle Lowry each scored 26.
The former Aztec came up huge for the Raptors in games 2-4 of the series, scoring 34, 30, and 36 points respectively.

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Supreme Court passes on more Indian law petitions as decision looms in big case
Tuesday, June 11, 2019  
By Acee Agoyo

WASHINGTON, D.C. -- After a blockbuster season in which tribal treaties have been front and center, it looks like the U.S. Supreme Court is taking a little break from Indian Country.
The justices met on Monday and took a pass on three Indian law matters. With only a handful of petitions of interest on the horizon, the nation's highest court has yet to add any new tribal cases to its workload.
Though the upcoming docket is still taking shape, it stands in stark contrast to the current term, which began in October. The justices heard three Indian law cases and have so far issued favorable decisions in two of them, affirming the rights of tribal citizens to follow the treaties their ancestors signed more than a century ago.
On March 19, the justices confirmed that citizens of the Yakama Nation are not required to pay a gasoline tax to the state of Washington. Though decided by a close 5-4 vote, the ruling in Washington State Department of Licensing v. Cougar Den served as a memorable lesson in treaty law and principles.

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Tribal leaders, lawmakers push bill to ban mining near Grand Canyon
 Jun 6, 2019 Updated 16 hrs ago

WASHINGTON – Tribal and environmental officials urged House lawmakers Wednesday to protect sacred land and natural resources by supporting a permanent ban on mining on just over 1 million acres around the Grand Canyon.
The “Grand Canyon Centennial Protection Act” would prohibit all mining in the affected area, but supporters were focused on the uranium mining that has a troubled history on tribal lands.“Uranium mining has already poisoned and will continue to poison the springs and waters of my Grand Canyon home,” said Havasupai Councilwoman Carletta Tilousi at a House Natural Resources subcommittee hearing. “It will be poisoning the land, the plants, the animals and the people that live there, including all the visitors that come to visit the Grand Canyon.”

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Cheyenne River Sioux Tribal Police escort Keystone XL workers off reservation
Posted: Jun 11, 2019 03:39 PM CDT

EAGLE BUTTE, S.D. (KELO) -- The head of a South Dakota Tribe says Keystone XL workers are not welcome on the reservation. 
Cheyenne River Sioux Tribal Police got a report of pipeline workers in Eagle Butte Monday night.  Tribal officials say officers immediately escorted them off the reservation.
The tribe has a resolution that says all Keystone XL trucks must immediately turn around and leave the reservation.

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Hung jury in trial of No More Deaths volunteer charged with harboring migrants
By Melissa Robbins and Abbagail Leon
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PHOENIX – The trial of No More Deaths volunteer Scott Warren ended Tuesday without a verdict. Warren faced 20 years behind bars on charges of conspiring to transport and harbor two undocumented immigrants he encountered in the desert of southern Arizona last year.
Judge Raner C. Collins of the U.S. District Court in Tucson declared a mistrial after jurors told him further deliberations would not lead to a verdict. He set a status hearing for July 2.
“A hung jury means the government could not prove its case,” Warren defense attorney Amy Knight said. “Scott remains innocent and admirable.”
Chris Fleischman, a volunteer with No More Deaths, said the organization plans to continue its humanitarian aid work following the announcement.
“It’s still good to know that the Trump administration’s attempt to criminalize humanitarian aid has failed,” he said. “But we will still be working to end death and suffering in the borderlands.”

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ICTMN Staff - 12/23/15

The Morongo Band of Mission Indians remains a strong advocate for education, according to tribal chairman Robert Martin. That devotion could be seen in the moot court competition held at the Morongo Tribal Administrative Center on December 5.
American Indian students from Southern and Central California participated in UCLA Law School’s competition, during which they learned about the legal system and earned college credits.
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Toreros Victorious in Finale
San Diego held off a late comeback to defeat California Baptist, 5-4
Baseball May 15, 2019

SAN DIEGO—San Diego held off a late comeback to defeat California Baptist, 5-4, on Tuesday night at Fowler Park.
In their final game of the regular season, the Toreros (32-21) held a 5-2 lead heading into the seventh inning. The Lancers (33-19) rallied to score on a 2-RBI double with two outs to make it a one-run game.
CBU threatened again in the ninth, getting the first two Lancers aboard with no outs. Nathan Walker collected back-to-back strikeouts before a 3-2 pitch landed inside to load the bases. A ground ball to Ripken Reyes at third provided the final out to hold off the Lancers and seal the victory for USD. 
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UCLA Bruins Win 118th NCAA Title on Walk-off Single, 5-4
Kinsley Washington singled home Jacqui Prober to win the Bruins’ 12th softball title.
By Joe Piechowski@JPiechowski  Jun 4, 2019, 8:45pm PDT

The Bruins are the 2019 NCAA Softball national champions.
In tonight’s game, the Bruins picked right back up where they left off last night. After Rachel Garcia held the Sooners scoreless in the top of the first despite giving up a lead-off double, Bubba Nickles and Briana Perez put two of the first four pitches over the left field wall to give the Bruins a 2-0 lead. With two outs, Taylor Pack reached on a error. Brianna Tautalafua singled, moving Pack to second, and Colleen Sullivan drew a walk. But Kinsley Washington grounded down the first base line to end the inning.
In the third inning, the teams traded home runs. Oklahoma, as the visiting team, got theirs first in the top of the inning, but the Bruins responded when Aaliyah Jordan homered to start the bottom half of the inning. The Bruins had an opportunity to score more when they loaded the bases with two outs, but Kelly Inouye-Perez overmanaged the situation and pinch-hit Quarles for Pac-12 batting champ Kelli Godin and Quarles struck out to end the inning.
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