Cricket News Eoin Morgan suspended for 4th ODI; Jonny Bairstow reprimanded

first_imgMorgan suspended for 4th ODI due to slow over rate. England Team has now taken a 2-0 lead in five-match ODI series.England will play South Africa in ICC World cup opener.  The charges were laid by on-field umpires Michael Gough and Paul Reiffel, and third umpire Chris Gaffaney. Bairstow admitted the offence and accepted the sanction proposed by match referee Richie Richardson.The fourth ODI between two teams will be played at the Trent Bridge in Nottingham on May 17. The final encounter before the all-important ICC Cricket World Cup will be played in Headingly in Leeds. Meanwhile, the series stands in favour of England as the scoreline shows 2 games to 0.Both team will look to keep all odds aside and try the remaining combination before the head into the World Cup. For Pakistan, the limelight will once again shift to Shadab Khan, who is all set to return after illness. Further, Mohammad Amir’s inclusion is still under doubt, and with seven days still on his side, he will look to express him at the supreme best to fix his berth.England, on the other hand, needs to see whether they are backing Jofra Archer for the World Cup or they are seeing beyond him. All questions will find answers in seven days’ time. For all the Latest Sports News News, Cricket News News, Download News Nation Android and iOS Mobile Apps. New Delhi: The England skipper, Eoin Morgan has been suspended for one ODI and fined 40 percent of the match fee, while the other players have been fines 20 percent of their respective match fees for maintaining a slow over rate during the third encounter against Pakistan.England were two overs late even after time allowance was taken into consideration. In accordance with Article 2.22.1 of the ICC Code of Conduct for Players and Player Support Personnel, which relates to minor over-rate offences, players are fined 10 per cent of their match fees for every over their side fails to bowl in the allotted time, with the captain fined double that amount. Morgan was previously found guilty of a minor over rate offence during the Barbados ODI against West Indies.Meanwhile, England’s wicketkeeper-batsman Jonny Bairstow has been reprimanded for breaching Level 1 of the ICC Code of Conduct also during the Bristol ODI, and one point has been added against his disciplinary record. The incident occurred in the 29th over of England’s innings, when the ‘keeper-batsman struck the stumps with his bat after being dismissed. highlightslast_img read more

Other Sports Belgium Tour Success Will Boost Confidence For Tokyo Olympics: PR Sreejesh

first_img For all the Latest Sports News News, Other Sports News, Download News Nation Android and iOS Mobile Apps. India won the Olympic Test event by beating New Zealand 5-0.The India Women’s team is ranked No.10 in the world.The FIH Olympic Qualifiers will be held in November. New Delhi: A successful away outing against world no.2 Belgium will definitely boost the confidence of the Indian men’s hockey team ahead of the Olympics qualifiers, feels experienced goalkeeper PR Sreejesh. The Indian team is coming off a successful Olympic Test event in Tokyo where they were crowned champions after thrashing New Zealand 5-0. The world no. 5 Indian men’s team will next tour Belgium in September before the all-important Olympic Qualifiers in November.  “The tour of Belgium is a massive series for us. They are the no. 2 side in the world and if we perform well against them then it will be a big confidence boost for us ahead of the FIH Olympic Qualifiers. Hopefully, we will win the series at their home turf,” Sreejesh said.  Talking about the success at the Test event, the 31-year-old, who was rested along with several senior players, said the team has the right balance for the upcoming FIH Olympic Qualifiers. “It’s been amazing to see the way our team has performed in the last couple of months. Our victory in the Olympic Test event showed that we have an excellent bench strength. The team has the right balance at the moment and we are confident of booking a place in the 2020 Tokyo Olympics,” he said.  Like their male counterparts, the Indian women’s hockey team also returned triumphant from the Test event after beating hosts Japan 2-1 in the final. Analysing the team’s performance, goalkeeper Savita said on-field communication was key to the team’s success at Tokyo.  “We were extremely pleased with our performance at the Olympic Test Event. Being unbeaten was a very heartening performance and especially playing toe-to-toe with world no. 2 Australia gave us a lot of confidence. The players are communicating very well on the field and therefore we have been able to win tournaments,” she said.The Indian women’s team, ranked 10 in the world, will take on England in September ahead of the FIH Olympic Qualifiers. “We have gained momentum at the right time with victories. However, we cannot get carried away with the results and need to continue to focus on improving our game. Playing the world no. 4 England side will be a tough challenge in a five-match series, but if we continue to communicate well on the field then we will surely produce great results,” Savita said.center_img highlightslast_img read more

J-E’s Quigley wins twice at track Arcaro Classic

first_imgGearing up for the post-season, Jordan-Elbridge boys track and field standout Marion Quigley won two events and was runner-up in another against large fields during last Friday’s John Arcaro Classic at Baldwinsville.Quigley needed 15.64 seconds to beat out Carthage’s Tom Albright (15.97) and 25 others in the 110-meter high hurdles, while in the long jump Quigley’s top leap of 20 feet 9 inches was six inches ahead of Indian River’s Troy Stephen (20’3”).Elsewhere, Quigley cleared 5’10” in the high jump to get second place behind Fairport’s Mason Yusko, who won with 6 feet, and helped the Eagles’ 4×400 relay team take third place in three minutes, 40.72 seconds. Evan Ballard had a second-place shot put toss of 42’8 ½” for the Warriors, adding a fourth in the discus with 116’3” as teammate Charlie Doebert was sixth with 102’4”.Skaneateles had Nicola Kunz take fourth place in the 400-meter hurdles in 1:01.72, while Matt Persampieri was fifth in the 3,000-meter steeplechase in 10:43.78 and Caleb Bender got fifth place in the mile in 4:36.92.In the girls portion of the Arcaro Classic, Westhill tied South Jefferson for fourth place, earning 45 points just like the J-E boys did, with Skaneateles getting 10 points.Lennah Abraham earned Westhill’s lone title in the discus, her throw of 92’8” in tough conditions the best of the field by more than four feet over Baldwinsville’s Jenna Wallace (88’2”), while Brigid Heinrich finished seventh.Angie Mesa-Espinosa went 12.93 seconds in the 100-meter dash, second to Baldwinsville’s Karen Ekure (12.70), and in the 200 Mesa-Espinosa claimed third place in 26.63 seconds.Ashley Heffernan, in 16.42 seconds, was second to Corcoran’s Kiari Hameed (16.11) in the 100 hurdles, while in the 400 sprint Ashley Bolesh got second place in 1:00.03 behind Fayetteville-Manlius’ Susan Bansbach (58.93). Heffernan had a fourth-place long jump of 15’5 and Bolesh was sixth (31’11 ¼”) in the triple jump.Skaneateles saw Sharla Dart finish third in the shot put with a throw of 29’11 ½”, while Graeson Landsberg got fourth place in the 400 hurdles in 1:12.94.The J-E girls’ lone six points were earned in the 4×800, where Vassianna Klock, Abby Burns, Hannah Fichter and Coral Uhle took third place in 10:27.25.Solvay and Marcellus had its track teams venture to Friday’s Oneida Coed Invitational, where the Bearcats and Mustangs had a series of top performances.The girls Mustangs earned 32 points to finish eighth out of 20 teams, and 10 of the points came from Julianna Szczech’s victory in the pole vault as she cleared 9’6”, which no one else could match.Another Marcellus victory was earned by Sophia Shaw, who in the high jump topped 4’10”, while none of her challengers topped 4’6”. Corrine Bandera was second in the400 hurdles in 1:14 flat, with Violet Grieb fifth in 1:15.90.Solvay had Sabrina Garnett finish fifth in the shot put with a toss of 29’2”, with Kyra Crossett sixth in the 100 hurdles and Erica Bagozzi sixth in the pole vault.In the boys Oneida meet, Marcellus had Jonah Kasnowski finish fifth in the pentathlon with 2,252 points, though it included the fastest 1,500-meter time of 4:57.72. Dan Balman was fifth in the discus with 110’5”, with Mason Grieb fifth (1:04.13) in the 400 hurdles.Meanwhile, Solvay nearly won the boys 4×100, having Brendon Carolina, Elijah Wright, Allen Cawthon and Justin Scott go 45.89 seconds, beating everyone except the 44.28 from Whitesboro. Scott finished eighth in the 100 sprint in 11.64 seconds.Share this:FacebookTwitterLinkedInRedditComment on this Story Overall, the J-E boys finished fifth with 45 points as host Baldwinsville and Fairport shared first place with 70 points. Westhill had 23 points for ninth place, while Skaneateles got eight points.The Eagles’ Logan Kinney made it to fourth place in the 200-meter dash in 24 seconds flat, just ahead of Westhill’s Tom Howard (24.03) in fifth place, and Kinney was eighth in the 400-meter dash in 54.61 seconds.Westhill’s 4×800 relay team of Brendan Rewakowski, Brian Kenny, Will Thornton and Dan Washburn were second in 8:38.03, just behind Cicero-North Syracuse (8:36.64) as J-E got third place here, too, in 8:57.31, to go with a sixth in the 4×100 relay.center_img Tags: J-EMarcellusSolvaytrack and fieldWesthilllast_img read more

MLAX : Syracuse’s struggles in faceoff X lead to early exit from NCAA tournament

first_img Published on May 21, 2011 at 12:00 pm Contact Chris: cjiseman@syr.edu | @chris_iseman Comments cjiseman@syr.edu FOXBOROUGH, Mass. — Curtis Holmes went to work against Chris Daddio one more time to open an overtime period that would decide the fate of each of their team’s seasons. Maryland’s faceoff specialist kicked the ball out in front of him, creating a mad scramble for the ground ball.And as Maryland midfielder Dan Burns scooped up the ball to give the Terrapins possession, the tone for the final period was set. It was a tone Holmes tried to set all game with a dominant performance in the faceoff X.‘You’re so jacked up on adrenaline, you just have to go out and try and stay calm,’ Holmes said. ‘Obviously, don’t go early because then they get the possession.’Holmes dominated the X, winning 11-of-14 faceoffs to give Maryland control of possession for much of the game. That possession helped the Terps to a 6-5 overtime win over Syracuse in the NCAA tournament quarterfinals at Gillette Stadium. The sophomore entered Sunday with a 62 percent winning percentage in faceoffs for the season, and the Orange’s faceoff specialists — specifically senior Jeremy Thompson, who was 0-of-4 — never seemed to have a chance.Maryland won all six faceoffs in the first half, allowing the Terps to keep pace with Syracuse on the scoreboard. With Holmes winning the faceoffs to give Maryland possession, the Terrapins played patiently on offense.AdvertisementThis is placeholder textHolmes said he knew limiting the Orange’s possessions was going to be pivotal in the Terrapins’ chances to win. He watched film all week to prepare for Syracuse’s faceoff specialists. And when it came down to applying all that preparation, Holmes executed to near perfection.‘(Maryland head) coach (John Tillman) harped on that all week, how important possessions were going to be for this game,’ Holmes said. ‘All week just preparation, our scout guys trying to give me the best look I can get. I thought faceoffs were one of the key points of the game.’Each faceoff win led to long, clock-draining possessions for the Terrapins. Maryland received 10 stall warnings, but the tactic of slowing the game down helped Maryland get through the first half deadlocked at two.‘It’s a lot to cover,’ SU head coach John Desko said. ‘You kind of have to pick your poison. If you really go after it too much, and you don’t have those situations cut off, then they’re going to get goals in transition, get goals off their faceoff.’In the days leading up to the game, Desko said if he knew how to neutralize Holmes, he would have felt better about his team’s chances in the game. Desko and assistant coach Kevin Donahue rotated several players into the game, trying to find some way to steal a faceoff from Holmes. Thompson, Daddio, Ricky Buhr and Josh Knight all got chances.Thompson entered Sunday having taken and won the most faceoffs of anyone on the Orange. But in his final game, he didn’t win one. Holmes took every faceoff for Maryland, and no SU player won more than 40 percent of faceoffs against him.‘The kid was a great faceoff guy,’ Thompson said. ‘He got down over the ball. I did the best I could. Coach Donahue got a few guys in there, he kept rotating us through.’Desko said the biggest challenge going up against Holmes was knowing how much the Terrapins take advantage of faceoff victories.Maryland’s first goal of the game came off a faceoff win by Holmes. With the Orange up 2-0, Maryland’s Drew Snider took a pass at the crease, and put the ball past SU goaltender John Galloway to pull the Terrapins within one with just under four minutes remaining in the second quarter.Holmes then won the ensuing faceoff, setting up a goal from midfielder Scott LaRue about two minutes later that tied the game.The Terps’ bench exploded in emotion. The momentum shifted to Maryland’s side, in part because of Holmes’ two faceoff victories.Holmes was as dominant at the end of the game as he was at the beginning. When it was all over, ‘frustrating’ was the word used most to describe SU’s struggle to gain possessions. For Desko, when Syracuse did have the ball, it played well enough to win.But the Orange didn’t have the ball nearly enough to capitalize on the scoreboard. It didn’t have possession enough to win.‘I’m not unhappy with how we played,’ Desko said. ‘We just couldn’t keep possessions. … It’s a little frustrating not having the ball.’ Facebook Twitter Google+last_img read more

Rebel MPs seek to force Treasury’s hand over FOBTs

first_img GVC absorbs retail shocks as business recalibrates for critical H2 trading August 13, 2020 Share The Treasury’s decision to delay the implementation of a £2 maximum stake on fixed-odds-betting-terminals (FOBTs) until October has led to a revolt amongst Tory MPs.Defiance over the delay has mounted since Tracey Crouch resigned from the Department for Digital, Culture, Media & Sports (DCMS) in the immediate aftermath of Chancellor Philip Hammond’s controversial budget announcement. Whilst Theresa May places her focus on securing a Brexit breakthrough, a host of MPs have put their name on two budget amendments, with the purpose of bringing forward the FOBT stake cut. Jacob Rees-Mogg, Boris Johnson and David Davis have all united with Crouch in pushing this agenda. As reported by the Guardian, the date of the FOBT implementation cannot be directly impacted by the budget, however revolting MPs are targeting the hike in online casino tax from 15% to 21%, which is scheduled to take effect to fill the void that is left from FOBTs. The proposed alterations would mean that the government couldn’t implement the tax rise, unless the FOBT stake cut was brought into force in April. The two potential amendments will be debated on 21 November. It seems likely the Treasury will succumb to mounting pressure and alter the budget, as it seeks to avoid a humiliating defeat, with the last time a government was voted down on its own budget being in 1978. Furthermore, the uncertainty surrounding the timing of FOBT stakes, has seen the shares of FTSE-listed gambling group GVC Holdings, which owns UK retail gambling giant Ladbrokes Coral continually declined over the past week. The firm had previously appealed for time to implement the new £2 stake for B2 Gaming Machines, given that it will cost the company £160m as soon as the cut is implemented.The Chancellor has outlined the importance of protecting industry jobs, estimating that between 15,000 and 21,000 jobs are at risk with the new regulations. StumbleUpon Related Articles SBC Magazine Issue 10: Kaizen Gaming rebrand and focus for William Hill CEO August 25, 2020 Share Submit Ministers expected to raise National Lottery age limit August 17, 2020last_img read more

Berbatov grabs late Man Utd win

first_imgDimitar Berbatov’s late goal gave 10-man Manchester United victory over Bolton and took their lead at the top of the Premier League to five points.In a first half of few chances, Javier Hernandez shot wide and Martin Petrov hit a free-kick at Edwin van der Sar.Home defender Jonny Evans was shown a straight red card in the second half for a lunge on Stuart Holden.But Berbatov gave United the points by bundling home after Jussi Jaaskelainen failed to hold Nani’s shot.The Bulgarian’s last-gasp strike, coupled with Arsenal’s 2-2 draw at West Brom, allowed United to restore a cushion at the top of the table that had been damaged by defeats at Chelsea and Liverpool.It had looked set to be a frustrating afternoon for the league leaders, who were more than matched by a spirited Bolton side for large parts of the game. Indeed, had Matthew Taylor not directed a free header straight at Edwin van der Sar just moments before Berbatov’s winner, Bolton might have been the victors.Instead, United clinched the win but not without a cost, with Wes Brown being forced off at half-time with a suspected leg injury and Evans now facing a suspension.This will stretch a defence that is already without injured quartet Rio Ferdinand, Nemanja Vidic, Rafael da Silva and John O’Shea.The patched-up United back four was regularly tested by Wanderers in an evenly contested first half.Van der Sar was equal to Petrov’s free-kick, Johan Elmander had a shot blocked by Patrice Evra and the backline, well led by Chris Smalling, was forced to repel a wave of Bolton attacks. At the other end, United were perhaps unfairly denied a penalty by referee Andre Marriner when Hernandez’s shot hit the outstretched arm of a sliding Gary Cahill.In addition to this, Wayne Rooney acrobatically hooked a shot straight at Jaaskelainen and Hernandez missed the target from close range after being fed by a Rooney cut-back.United boss Sir Alex Ferguson, serving the first of a five-match touchline ban, was in regular telephone contact with the United dugout and acted to change his side at half-time, replacing the injured Brown with Fabio da Silva and replacing Hernandez with Berbatov.But, despite the open nature of the game, the changes brought United no closer to a breakthrough, with their attacks regularly thwarted by the excellent Bolton central defensive pair of Cahill and David Wheater.Berbatov curled a shot wide and was then denied a clear run on goal by a last-ditch challenge from Cahill, as United moved closer to drawing a blank in a Premier League game at Old Trafford for the first time since September 2009. Then, the game sparked into life with the dismissal of Evans.The Northern Ireland international slid into a 50-50 challenge with Holden with his studs showing and his foot slightly off the floor. He was shown a straight red, while Holden was stretchered off with a gash in his knee.Holden was replaced by Taylor and the substitute soon had a chance to open the scoring but wasted Wanderers’ best opportunity of the afternoon when, left unmarked in the United penalty box, he could only head Gretar Steinsson’s cross at Van der Sar.Soon after, Nani cut inside from the United right and saw an effort beaten away by Jaaskelainen.The Portugal international then tried his luck from the opposite side and this time the Bolton keeper could only parry the ball back into the path of Berbatov, who poked home to give United what could prove to be a vital three points. Source: BBClast_img read more

Angels Offseason Options: Will Smith

first_img Angels offense breaks out to split doubleheader with Astros Angels’ Mike Trout working on his defense, thanks to Twitter Jose Suarez’s rocky start sinks Angels in loss to Astros Angels’ poor pitching spoils an Albert Pujols milestone Why he makes sense: Billy Eppler has made it clear by his actions that he’s not a believer in using significant resources for relievers, because they are so inconsistent from year to year. It is unlikely the Angels will go after any of the big money free agent relievers who will require multiyear deals (Craig Kimbrel, Kelvin Herrera, Jeurys Familia). Smith might be just affordable enough that Eppler takes a shot. Not only is his salary going to be reasonable, but it’s only a one-year commitment, so not much is lost if he has a bad year. And he hasn’t had a bad year since he was a 22-year-old rookie. Having already had Tommy John surgery, Smith would seem to be a safe bet to have a sound elbow. José Álvarez has been the only lefty in the Angels bullpen the past few years, so they could use another one. Smith is also coming off his best season. Why would the Giants trade him? We can’t be sure exactly what they’re going to do since they are currently looking for a GM, but unless they are planning something dramatic to contend in 2019, Smith isn’t going to around when they are good again. If they are trying to rebuild, they could move Smith for a decent prospect. Because he’s a reliever with one year left, the Angels probably wouldn’t have to part with any of their top 10 prospects, but it could be someone in the next group.Why he doesn’t: Eppler might just want to hold on to all his prospects, as he continues to let the farm system regenerate. Eppler might not feel he needs to invest in this type of reliever since he’s shown he’s adept enough at getting relievers on waivers or minor league deals (Blake Parker, Felix Peña, Bud Norris, Yusmeiro Petit). Also, $4 million is $4 million. It’s not a lot, but it’s not nothing.Previous players: C J.T. Realmuto, RHP Nate Eovaldi, RHP Sonny Gray, LHP Patrick Corbin, LHP CC Sabathia, UT Daniel Descalso, RHP Julio Teheran, LHP Gio Gonzalez, UT Marwin Gonzalez, LHP J.A. Happ.Related Articlescenter_img (This is the latest in a series of quick profiles on players who fit for the Angels to add over the winter. They are purely “informed speculation,” based on what we know about the Angels’ roster needs along with General Manager Billy Eppler’s preferences and history. We’ll have a new one every weekday, until the GM Meetings, which are the unofficial start of the hot stove season.)WILL SMITH, LHP, San Francisco GiantsThe basics: Smith is on his third team in six seasons in the majors, but he’s posted an ERA of 3.10 in his last five seasons, with one break while he rehabbed from Tommy John surgery. He has the eighth-best ERA of any lefty reliever who has pitched 250 innings since 2013. He will turn 30 next July.2018 season: His first season back after surgery was his best, with a 2.55 ERA, 12.1 strikeouts and 2.5 walks per nine innings. His 0.981 WHIP was his career best. He came back May 2 and pitched 53 innings.Contract status: Smith is due to make about $4 million in his final season of arbitration, and then be a free agent after 2019. Newsroom GuidelinesNews TipsContact UsReport an Error Angels’ Shohei Ohtani spending downtime working in outfield last_img read more

Dodgers hit four home runs to pound Diamondbacks

first_imgPreviousLos Angeles Dodgers’ Chris Taylor (3) smiles as he celebrates his three-run home run against the Arizona Diamondbacks with teammate Kiké Hernandez (14) as Diamondbacks catcher Carson Kelly, left, looks to the dugout during the eighth inning of a baseball game Saturday, Aug. 1, 2020, in Phoenix. (AP Photo/Ross D. Franklin)Los Angeles Dodgers’ A.J. Pollock (11) celebrates with manager Dave Roberts, left, after a baseball game against the Arizona Diamondbacks, Saturday, Aug. 1, 2020, in Phoenix. (AP Photo/Ross D. Franklin)Los Angeles Dodgers center fielder A.J. Pollock (11) makes a catch on a fly ball hit by Arizona Diamondbacks’ Nick Ahmed as Dodgers right fielder Kiké Hernandez (14) runs past during the seventh inning of a baseball game Saturday, Aug. 1, 2020, in Phoenix. (AP Photo/Ross D. Franklin) SoundThe gallery will resume insecondsArizona Diamondbacks manager Torey Lovullo, right, takes the baseball from starting pitcher Luke Weaver during the fifth inning of the team’s baseball game against the Los Angeles Dodgers on Saturday, Aug. 1, 2020, in Phoenix. (AP Photo/Ross D. Franklin)Los Angeles Dodgers’ Edwin Rios (43) celebrates his two-run home run against the Arizona Diamondbacks with Joc Pederson (31) during the fourth inning of a baseball game Saturday, Aug. 1, 2020, in Phoenix. (AP Photo/Ross D. Franklin)Los Angeles Dodgers starting pitcher Julio Urias throws to an Arizona Diamondbacks batter during the first inning of a baseball game Saturday, Aug. 1, 2020, in Phoenix. (AP Photo/Ross D. Franklin)Arizona Diamondbacks’ Eduardo Escobar connects for a run-scoring single against the Los Angeles Dodgers during the first inning of a baseball game Saturday, Aug. 1, 2020, in Phoenix. (AP Photo/Ross D. Franklin)Arizona Diamondbacks starting pitcher Luke Weaver, left, pauses on the mound after giving up a two-run home run to Los Angeles Dodgers’ Edwin Rios, right, during the fourth inning of a baseball game Saturday, Aug. 1, 2020, in Phoenix. (AP Photo/Ross D. Franklin)Arizona Diamondbacks manager Torey Lovullo, right, takes the baseball from starting pitcher Luke Weaver during the fifth inning of the team’s baseball game against the Los Angeles Dodgers on Saturday, Aug. 1, 2020, in Phoenix. (AP Photo/Ross D. Franklin)Los Angeles Dodgers pitcher Jake McGee (41) and catcher Will Smith, left, smile after the final out against the Arizona Diamondbacks in a baseball game Saturday, Aug. 1, 2020, in Phoenix. The Dodgers won 11-2. (AP Photo/Ross D. Franklin)With no fans in the stands, Los Angeles Dodgers’ Cody Bellinger watches a baseball game from the stands at Chase Field during the first inning against the Arizona Diamondbacks, Saturday, Aug. 1, 2020, in Phoenix. (AP Photo/Ross D. Franklin)Arizona Diamondbacks right fielder Tim Locastro flips the ball to a teammate after making a catch on a fly ball hit by Los Angeles Dodgers’ Justin Turner during the eighth inning of a baseball game Saturday, Aug. 1, 2020, in Phoenix. (AP Photo/Ross D. Franklin)Arizona Diamondbacks’ Eduardo Escobar connects for a run-scoring single against the Los Angeles Dodgers during the first inning of a baseball game Saturday, Aug. 1, 2020, in Phoenix. (AP Photo/Ross D. Franklin)Arizona Diamondbacks starting pitcher Luke Weaver, left, pauses on the mound after giving up a two-run home run to Los Angeles Dodgers’ Edwin Rios, right, during the fourth inning of a baseball game Saturday, Aug. 1, 2020, in Phoenix. (AP Photo/Ross D. Franklin)Los Angeles Dodgers’ Chris Taylor (3) smiles as he celebrates his three-run home run against the Arizona Diamondbacks with teammate Kiké Hernandez (14) as Diamondbacks catcher Carson Kelly, left, looks to the dugout during the eighth inning of a baseball game Saturday, Aug. 1, 2020, in Phoenix. (AP Photo/Ross D. Franklin)Los Angeles Dodgers’ A.J. Pollock (11) celebrates with manager Dave Roberts, left, after a baseball game against the Arizona Diamondbacks, Saturday, Aug. 1, 2020, in Phoenix. (AP Photo/Ross D. Franklin)NextShow Caption1 of 14Los Angeles Dodgers’ A.J. Pollock (11) celebrates with manager Dave Roberts, left, after a baseball game against the Arizona Diamondbacks, Saturday, Aug. 1, 2020, in Phoenix. (AP Photo/Ross D. Franklin)ExpandWhatever challenges traveling in the midst of a pandemic might present off the field, the Dodgers are having no problems with it on the field.Edwin Rios, Matt Beaty, A.J. Pollock and Chris Taylor each hit home runs as the Dodgers beat the Arizona Diamondbacks 11-2 Saturday. The win was the Dodgers’ fourth in the first five games of this season-long nine-game trip.After scoring 17 runs and hitting .338 as a team in the first two games of the season, the Dodgers’ offense slowed down, batting .246 with no home runs in the next four games (two at home against the Giants and two in Houston) before showing life again in the friendly (if empty) confines of Chase Field.Possibly the most potent lineup in the National League this season, it has started to look the part again. The Dodgers have scored 20 runs and hit nine home runs in the first three games of this four-game series. Cody Bellinger homer gives Dodgers their first walkoff win of season “I think we got good results tonight,” said Justin Turner who had one of the Dodgers’ seven extra-base hits (a two-run triple). “I think overall we’ve been taking pretty good at-bats, haven’t gotten a lot of good results. But guys are grinding, finding ways to win games.”With Cody Bellinger slumping to start the season (hitless in his past 16 at-bats), Dodgers manager Dave Roberts gave him a day off Saturday. Pollock started in center field for the first time since last September 1. Beaty got his first start of the season and Rios his first at third base with Turner getting a DH day.Those three — Pollock, Rios and Beaty — combined to drive in five runs in the bottom half of the Dodgers’ lineup Saturday.“We’ve got to make sure we get Eddie and Matt at-bats and start games,” Roberts said. “So when they can come out there and still get big hits, it’s going to help them throughout the season and also get guys like Cody off their feet once in a while. It just speaks to the depth we have … we have a lot of good players.”Most of the damage (eight runs) was packed into the fourth and fifth innings. How Dodgers pitcher Ross Stripling topped the baseball podcast empire Fire danger is on Dave Roberts’ mind as Dodgers head to San Francisco Dodgers’ Max Muncy trying to work his way out of slow start center_img Newsroom GuidelinesNews TipsContact UsReport an Error Diamondbacks starter Luke Weaver walked Joc Pederson to start the fourth. Two batters later, Rios launched a 434-foot drive off the upper deck in center field — a more conventional two-run home run than the one he hit leading off the 13th inning in Houston Wednesday night.Two of Rios’ first three hits this season (in nine at-bats) and six of his first 16 in the big leagues (in 56 at-bats) have been home runs.“Just a lot of tee during quarantine,” Rios said of his approach to the season. “Just kind of trying to slow the game down a little bit, going back to the basics. It’s working out pretty good.”Two batters after his fourth-inning blast, Beaty hit his, a solo shot into the Dodgers’ bullpen down the right field line.Related Articles “I was just trying to hit the ball halfway as far as Eddie did a couple at-bats before,” said Beaty, a close friend of Rios from their days together in the minors — but one who is now competing for at-bats off the Dodgers’ bench with Rios and a spot when rosters have to be trimmed to 28 on Thursday.“He’s worked his tail off and I think it’s shown early in the season so far and in camp. He’s playing really good defense, taking really good at bats. … When he locks in, he’s as good a hitter as anybody that we can throw up there so it’s really fun to watch when he’s going off.”In the fifth inning, the Dodgers scored five times with a two-run triple by Turner and Pollock’s two-run homer doing most of the damage. Pollock is off to a 9-for-22 start this season.Taylor entered the game as a defensive replacement at shortstop and hit a three-run home run in the eighth.The eight-run burst in the middle innings was enough to make a winner of Julio Urias in his second start of the season.Urias scratched his way through the first inning, allowing a run on a walk and two singles. After that, he had given up 11 baserunners in his first six innings this season. But he found his command and gave up just three more hits while getting through six innings.“Will (Smith) and I eventually got on the same page and started to work a little better together,” Urias said through an interpreter.“We talked, Mark (Prior) and I talked in between innings as well as with Will and we kind of wanted to maintain that aggressiveness. It’s something that I take out of the outing, something that I really take out of this outing more than anything was the need to maintain that aggressiveness and maintain that tempo somehow.” Dodgers hit seven home runs, sweep Colorado Rockies last_img read more

England’s Annabel selected for Youth Olympics

first_img11 Jul 2014 England’s Annabel selected for Youth Olympics England’s Annabel Dimmock has been selected to represent Team GB at the second Summer Youth Olympic Games from 16th-28th August in Nanjing, China. The 17-year-old Curtis Cup player will be joined by Scottish golfer, Robert MacIntyre, and their team leader will be Rebecca Wood, the England Golf women’s Performance Manager. “It is huge for golf to be part of Nanjing,” said Rebecca. “It is going to be an amazing experience for these young athletes to compete at world level in the biggest multi-sport event for their age group.   “I know both of the athletes are really honoured to have the opportunity to be part of the Olympic experience and I’m sure they’ll go back and inspire future athletes to want to pull on the Team GB kit and compete at the Olympics.” Golf will return to the Olympics at Rio 2016 for the first time since 1900 when British golfers won silver and bronze medals. Annabel, 17, from Wentworth (Image © Leaderboard Photography), is ranked in the world’s 30 amateurs and represented GB&I in this summer’s Curtis Cup match. Earlier this season she won the Helen Holm Scottish open stroke play title and the matchplay Jones Doherty Cup in the USA. She was runner-up in the Welsh open stroke play, the South Atlantic ladies’ amateur and the Spanish amateur.   Team GB for the Youth Olympics consists of 33 athletes aged 15-18 years old who will compete across 14 sports at Nanjing 2014. They will test themselves against around 3600 of the finest young sportspeople from more than 200 other nations around the world. All 28 summer Olympic sports will feature across over 220 events in Nanjing. In addition, a Culture and Education Programme (CEP) will aim to develop the young athletes as individuals and teach them about the values of the Olympic Movement.last_img read more

Kings overcome Damian Lillard’s 35 to frustrate Trail Blazers

first_imgView comments Tony Parker in triumphant San Antonio return as Hornets down Spurs “He’s a walking double-double,” said Justin Jackson, who had nine points on three 3-pointers. “You add that back to our team, it adds even more versatility. It allows us to do so many more things within our offense whenever he’s out there on the court.”Fox also had nine assists, Buddy Hield scored 19 points and Bogdan Bogdanovic added 18 on 8-of-10 shooting off the bench. Sacramento has won three straight and four of five.“We’re playing hard, we’re defending, making extra efforts,” Kings coach Dave Joerger said. “We’re a team where everybody needs to contribute.”Damian Lillard scored 35 points to become the fastest player in Portland history to reach 12,000 for his career. Jusuf Nurkic had six points and 11 rebounds, and CJ McCollum scored six on 2-of-14 shooting.The Trail Blazers, playing the second half of a back-to-back, have lost two straight since winning four in a row.ADVERTISEMENT Bagley had 13 points and 11 rebounds for his fifth double-double, De’Aaron Fox scored 16 points and made a key 3-pointer with 1:30 remaining, and Sacramento beat the Portland Trail Blazers 115-107 on Monday night.“I feel like I was before I got hurt,” Bagley said after his fourth game back. “When I was out, I still was around. I was still shooting, still was doing stuff. I wasn’t just sitting out. I was getting in shape, still making sure that I was ready. It wasn’t hard to get back into the swing of things.”FEATURED STORIESSPORTSGinebra beats Meralco again to capture PBA Governors’ Cup titleSPORTSJapeth Aguilar wins 1st PBA Finals MVP award for GinebraSPORTSGolden State Warriors sign Lee to multiyear contract, bring back ChrissBagley made a pivotal 14-foot turnaround jumper early in the fourth quarter, then went over the back of Zach Collins and tipped in an offensive rebound to put the Kings up 100-88.That anchored a big night from Sacramento’s bench, which outscored Portland’s reserves 58-34. TEMPERS FLAREShumpert had to be stopped by arena and Trail Blazers security from going into Portland’s locker room after the game. Shumpert was apparently angry at Nurkic, who set a hard screen in the second half.“Some stuff needed to be between me and him, a conversation between two men,” Shumpert said. “Some stuff happened out there that we needed to have a conversation about. That’s it.”Nurkic shrugged it off.“I’m not going to worry about it,” Nurkic said. “He’s going into retirement soon. I’m not going to worry about a guy who’s going into retirement soon.”NOT THIS TIMEWhen the Blazers beat the Kings two weeks ago, Nurkic became the first player in modern NBA history to have at least 20 points, 20 rebounds, five assists, five steals and five blocks. It was a much different story for Nurkic on Monday. Portland’s big man had five assists and one block but took only seven shots and did not make a steal.UP NEXTTrail Blazers: Host the Cleveland Cavaliers on Wednesday.Kings: At the Charlotte Hornets on Thursday. Portland Trail Blazers guard Damian Lillard looks to pass against Sacramento Kings’ Marvin Bagley III and De’Aaron Fox, (5) during the first quarter of an NBA basketball game Monday, Jan. 14, 2019, in Sacramento, Calif. (AP Photo/Rich Pedroncelli)SACRAMENTO, Calif. — It hasn’t taken long for Marvin Bagley III to regain his rhythm in Sacramento’s offense after missing 11 games with an injured left knee.The second overall pick in the draft still needs to improve his free throw shooting in the fourth quarter, but Bagley is definitely giving the Kings’ second unit quite a lift.ADVERTISEMENT Japeth Aguilar wins 1st PBA Finals MVP award for Ginebra Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Gretchen Barretto’s daughter Dominique graduates magna cum laude from California college “We knew coming in that they love to play in transition and we kind of played into their hands,” Lillard said. “We turned the ball over and allowed them to get out in transition. They play the fastest pace in the league, so we made it harder on ourselves than it had to be.”Sacramento got out to an early lead, held Portland to 17 points in the second quarter and then held off the Trail Blazers down the stretch.After Lillard’s 17-foot jumper cut the Kings’ lead to 109-103 with 1:47 remaining, Fox came back down the court and calmly drained his only 3 of the night.Bagley made a free throw and Willie Cauley-Stein added an emphatic dunk that brought the crowd to its feet.Portland struggled offensively across the board, particularly McCollum, who didn’t make a shot after halftime.Lillard reached 12,000 points in the third quarter of his 514th game. Hall of Famer Clyde Drexler had been the fastest Trail Blazers player to reach the mark, in his 587th game.“A lot of guys who come into the league who are capable of doing the same thing don’t get the opportunity, the trust or the freedom,” Lillard said. “I’m really thankful for the coaching staff that I play for and the teammates that I’ve been fortunate enough to play with.”TIP-INSTrail Blazers: Lillard has scored in double figures in 184 consecutive games, breaking a tie with Drexler for the franchise record. . Collins made a tremendous defensive play to block a layup attempt by Yogi Ferrell in the first quarter. . Portland coach Terry Stotts was called for a technical while talking with officials after a foul.Kings: Fox has made at least one steal in 14 straight games, the longest active streak in the NBA. . Iman Shumpert was called for a technical foul in the third quarter. Shumpert later had to be walked to the bench by a teammate after arguing with someone on Portland’s bench. Shumpert’s three technicals are tied for second-most on the Kings behind Fox, who has four. Philippine Army to acquire MANPADS, self-propelled howitzers Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. 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