first_imgThe team sent a letter to season ticket holders saying that after discussions with health care officials and local leaders, the decision was made not to allow fans. Both the New York Jets and Giants previously announced they would play without fans this season. Most other teams are hoping to be able to have at least limited crowds.Elsewhere in the NFL:— Eagles coach Doug Pederson says he feels great and has no symptoms after testing positive for the coronavirus. Pederson is quarantining at home away from family members. He plans to run the team virtually while assistant head coach Duce Staley handles leadership duties during training camp. Pederson didn’t want to comment on how he contracted the virus but is comfortable with the safety measures at the team’s practice facility. — Broncos right tackle Ja’Wuan James has decided to skip the 2020 season over concerns about the coronavirus. James says he already has one family member who was infected by the virus and he doesn’t want to risk bringing the virus home to his wife and newborn son. — Nikolaj Ehlers (NIH’-koh-ly EE’-lurz) scored a third-period power-play goal to give the Winnipeg Jets a 3-2 win over the Calgary Flames. Adam Lowry led the Jets with a goal and an assist as the Jets evened the NHL qualifying series at a game apiece. Vezina Trophy finalist Connor Hellebuyck (HEH’-leh-buhk) made 28 saves for the win.— Will Carrier scored the tiebreaker with 5:12 left as the Golden Knights beat the Stars, 5-3 in Western Conference round-robin play. Dallas led 3-1 in the third period until Vegas scored three times in 5:02 to take control. Chandler Stephenson, Mark Stone, Nate Schmidt and William Karlsson also scored for the Knights, and Robin Lehner (LEH’-nur) handled 24 shots.VIRUS OUTBREAK-NFL-RAIDERSNo fans for Raiders’ first season in Las VegasUNDATED (AP) — The Raiders will play their first season in Las Vegas without any fans at their home games because of the COVID-19 pandemic. Associated Press August 4, 2020 — Panthers linebacker Christian Miller has informed the team he has opted out of the 2020 season. The 2019 fourth-round pick out of Alabama played in seven games last year. — Browns star wide receiver Odell Beckham has fully participated in the early stages of Cleveland’s training camp. This comes after he expressed reservations whether the NFL should forge ahead and have a season with the coronavirus still spreading. — The Falcons have signed former Bengals cornerback Darqueze Dennard. A first-round pick by the Bengals in 2014, Dennard has made 24 starts in 77 games. FOOTBALL-XFL-JOHNSONThe Rock acquires XFL — Marlins CEO Derek Jeter blames the team’s coronavirus outbreak on a collective false sense of security that made players lax about social distancing and wearing masks. Infected were 21 members of the team’s traveling party, including at least 18 players. Jeter says none is seriously ill, and he expects all to return this season. With more than half of the team sidelined, Jeter said the Marlins still can be competitive when their season resumes Tuesday at Baltimore.— Results of Covid-19 testing conducted Sunday show there were no new positive results for the Philadelphia Phillies. The team was traveling to New York to resume its schedule against the Yankees in a Monday night game. The Phillies have not played since July 26. Their opponent in that opening series, the Miami Marlins, had at least 18 players test positive for the coronavirus. — Brewers manager Craig Counsell says bench coach Pat Murphy has been released from the hospital after suffering a heart attack during a team workout Saturday. Milwaukee doesn’t plan to bring in an additional staff member while Murphy recovers. — Indians manager Terry Francona will not be with the club for its series opener in Cincinnati as he deals with a gastrointestinal issue. Francona was scheduled for an exam at the Cleveland Clinic to address his condition. Coach Sandy Alomar Jr. is running the team in Francona’s absence.MLB-SCHEDULE — The Twins earned their fourth straight win by downing the Pirates, 5-4 on an RBI double by Nelson Cruz in the bottom of the ninth. Cruz knocked in two runs to raise his season total to 14 RBIs. Pittsburgh dropped its fifth in a row and owns the majors’ worst record at 2-8.— The White Sox picked up their fifth win in a row by scoring four times over the last three innings of a 6-4 win at Milwaukee, spoiling the Brewers’ belated home opener. José Abreu (ah-BRAY’-oo) smacked a tying, two-run homer in the seventh, Leury García scored on a wild pitch in the eighth and Yoan Moncada added a solo shot in the ninth. Avisaíl García doubled, singled and drove in three for the Brewers.— Ramón Laureano and Chad Pinder both had two-run singles while the Athletics erupted for eight runs with two out in the fifth inning of an 11-1 laugher against the Mariners. Winning pitcher Frankie Montas cruised through seven innings, giving up four hits and struck out nine. Seattle’s only run came on Kyle Seager’s two-out double in the third inning. — Joey Votto hit a two-run, go-ahead homer and Nick Castellanos (kas-tee-AH’-nohs) also connected to power the Reds to a 3-2 victory against the Indians. Sonny Gray worked six innings despite allowed runs in each of the first two frames. Cincinnati ended a six-game home losing streak against their in-state rival.NBA-SCHEDULE Petr Mrazek (muh-RA’-zehk) stopped 23 shots for the Hurricanes, who can complete a sweep Tuesday in Toronto.In other NHL action:— Connor McDavid’s hat trick was the difference in the Oilers’ 6-3 win over the Blackhawks, evening the qualifying series at a game apiece. McDavid opened the scoring just 19 seconds in and added another goal less than four minutes later. Alex Chiasson (CHAY’-sahn) added a goal and an assist for Edmonton.— Nikita Kucherov (KOO’-chah-rahv) scored the shootout winner in the Lightning’s 3-2 win against the Capitals in Eastern Conference round-robin play. Kucherov also scored in regulation, opening the scoring 12:53 into the first period. Andrei Vasilevskiy (va-sih-LEHV’-skee) stopped two of the three Capitals players he faced in the shootout after making 31 saves in regulation and overtime. — The Penguins evened their qualifying series at a game apiece on goals by Sidney Crosby, Jason Zucker and Jake Guentzel (GEHNT’-sul) in a 3-1 decision over the Canadiens. Zucker scored with about five minutes left to give Pittsburgh a two-goal cushion. Matt Murray stopped 26 shots and blanked Montreal until Jesperi Kotkaniemi (koht-kan’-YEH’-mee) beat him with 2:09 left. Also around the NBA:— The Lakers clinched the top seed in the Western Conference playoffs as Anthony Davis contributed 42 points and 12 rebounds in a 116-108 downing of the Jazz. Davis’ final basket resulted in a 4-point play with 42 seconds left, as he sank a 3-pointer while getting fouled by Rudy Gobert (goh-BEHR’) and made the ensuing free throw to give the Los Angeles a 114-104 lead. LeBron James scored 22 points for the Lakers, wile Donovan Mitchell was high man for Utah with 33 points.— Michael Porter Jr. contributed a career-high 37 points and Nikola Jokic (nee-KOH’-lah YOH’-kihch) had a triple-double to help the Nuggets top the Thunder, 121-113 in overtime. Jokic had 30 points, 12 rebounds and 10 assists to help Denver strengthen its hold on third place in the Western Conference standings.— Shake Milton drained a go-ahead 3-pointer with 7.2 seconds remaining to push the 76ers past the Spurs, 132-130. Joel Embiid (joh-EHL’ ehm-BEED’) had 27 points and nine rebounds for Philadelphia, finishing the scoring with a free throw with 0.4 seconds to play. The Sixers opened a 14-point lead early in the fourth quarter, then recovered after falling behind by four in the final minute.— T.J. Warren followed his career-high 53-point performance by providing 34 in the Pacers’ 111-100 victory over the Wizards. Warren had 16 points in the third quarter to spark a 22-2 run after Washington had fought back into the game. VanVleet scores career-best 36, Raptors top Heat 107-103LAKE BUENA VISTA, Fla. (AP) — The Toronto Raptors have opened their NBA restart schedule with back-to-back wins over division leaders.Fred VanVleet poured in a career-high 36 points and the defending champions followed their win over the Los Angeles Lakers by downing the Miami Heat, 107-103. He finished 7 of 12 from 3-point range and was a perfect 13 of 13 from the line.Pascal Siakam (see-A’-kam) added 22 points and Kyle Lowry had 14 with eight rebounds for Atlantic Division leaders.Goran Dragic had 25 points for the Heat. St. Louis has been in quarantine since Thursday in Milwaukee, where the Cardinals’ series last weekend was postponed, and the team is being tested daily. The Cardinals are the second team sidelined by the novel coronavirus since the season started July 23. The Miami Marlins are set to resume play Tuesday in Baltimore.In other MLB news:— Braves ace Mike Soroka (sah-ROH’-kah) is out for the season after tearing his right Achilles tendon in Monday’s loss to the Mets. Soroka broke toward first base to cover the bag after a grounder to Freddie Freeman, only to go down on his first step off the mound. He yelled in obvious pain and tried to walk gingerly for a couple of steps before dropping to his knees. — Tuesday’s game between the Yankees and visiting Phillies has been postponed because of the approach of Tropical Storm Isaisas. The game has been rescheduled as part of a doubleheader Wednesday in Philadelphia, where the teams had been scheduled to play single games Wednesday and Thursday. Share This StoryFacebookTwitteremailPrintLinkedinRedditMLB-VIRUS OUTBREAK-CARDINALSMore Cardinals test positive, games against Tigers postponedUNDATED (AP) — Seven St. Louis Cardinals players and six staff members have tested positive for COVID-19, causing Major League Baseball to postpone the team’s four-game series at Detroit. The series was to have been played at Comerica Park from Tuesday through Thursday. Yanks spoil Phillies’ returnUNDATED (AP) — The Philadelphia Phillies were back in action after a week-long hiatus due to the coronavirus outbreak in baseball. They ran into a buzz saw on Monday as the New York Yankees rolled to their seventh consecutive win, 6-3 over the Phils.The Phillies were able to end Aaron Judge’s career-high home run streak at five games, but the Yankees still hit three to take a 6-1 lead. Gio Urshela (ur-SHEH’-luh) belted a three-run shot for the Bombers, who also received home runs from DJ LeMahieu (leh-MAY’-hyoo) and Brett Gardner.That was enough offense for Gerrit Cole as he won his 19th consecutive regular-season decision. Cole allowed one run and five hits over six innings for his second win as a Yankee, helping his new team improve to a major league-best 8-1.Jay Bruce homered for the Phillies. In other MLB action:— Kris Bryant homered in his return to the lineup and Alec Mills pitched seven effective innings to lead the Cubs to their fourth straight win, 2-0 over the Royals. Bryant also doubled in the first after missing two games with a stomach ailment. Javier Báez had a sacrifice fly and a nice play in the field as Chicago improved to 8-2 for the first time since its 2016 title run. — Jake Cronenworth singled home the go-ahead run in the sixth inning to carry the Padres past the Dodgers, 5-4. Trent Grisham, Wil Myers and Fernando Tatis (tah-TEES’) Jr. homered off Walker Buehler (BYOO’-lur) to help Chris Paddack beat Los Angeles for the first time. Paddack allowed three runs and five hits in six innings.— Jacob deGrom notched his first win of the season by striking out 10 while allowing two runs over six innings of the Mets’ 7-2 win over the Braves. DeGrom received support from batterymate Wilson Ramos, who belted a two-run homer that put New York ahead, 7-0. Ramos and Robinson Cano (kuh-NOH’) each finished with three RBIs as the Mets ended a five-game skid and stopped the Braves’ five-game winning streak.— Nolan Arenado (ar-eh-NAH’-doh) slammed his first homer of the season to ignite a five-run sixth in the Rockies’ 7-6 win versus the Giants. Colorado trailed 4-1 until Arenado furnished a two-run blast. The Rockies have tied their best nine-game start at 7-2. Update on the latest sports — Brandon Ingram scored 24 points and the Pelicans got a much-needed 109-99 victory over the Grizzlies. Zion Williamson had 23 points, seven rebounds and tied a career high with five assists in his most extensive playing time since returning to the NBA bubble.NHL-SCHEDULECanes beat Blueshirts on Svechnikov’s trickUNDATED (AP) — The Carolina Hurricanes couldn’t beat the New York Rangers during the NHL regular season, but they find themselves up two-games-to-none in their best-of-5 qualifying series.Andrei Svechnikov recorded the first playoff hat trick in franchise history to lead the Hurricanes to a 4-1 verdict over the Blueshirts. The game was tied 1-1 until he and Jordan Martinook tallied 71 seconds apart early in the second period. Svechnikov got his third goal of the day on a sweet two-one-one breakaway with 5:58 remaining. UNDATED (AP) — Former wrestling star Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson says he has acquired the XFL. 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first_imgCall it hard, physical play or call it refs with quick whistles, but in Wednesday night’s contest between Wisconsin and UW-Green Bay, a whopping 47 fouls were called, leading to an unusually long game with the first half alone taking more than an hour to complete. The constant stoppages were met with disdain by players and coaches who felt they weren’t able to get into a rhythm.”The good thing about it is you get a chance to rest, but the bad side of it is that it can stop a team’s flow,” senior point guard Kammron Taylor said.While Phoenix head coach Tod Kowalczyk said he believed it was difficult to judge the game due to all of the fouls, the Badgers welcome such a hard-fought contest as the team views such games as ideal toward building for the Big Ten season.”A lot of the players from this team know players from Green Bay, and it’s competitive,” senior forward Alando Tucker said. “When they go home, they are going to have bragging rights for whoever wins.”Tucker also added that he believed the game was called very closely and very tightly because it was an early season matchup, and the officials are hoping to set a tone for fouls and what will be called right away.”A lot of those fouls are questionable, but I think the refs are trying to make a statement early in the season,” Tucker said. “I think that’s pretty much how it went tonight.”Lights-out startWhen the game went to its initial media timeout, just after the four-minute mark of the first half, the Badgers were lights out in jumping to a 14-4 lead, possibly leading to the shot clock on UW-Green Bay’s basket to fail.The flow of the game wasn’t helped at all by the light failure, as the game was delayed several minutes before the officials decided to simply shut off Wisconsin’s shot clock to be fair.”Coaches were just telling us to stay loose,” Taylor said of the unusual delay.Once play resumed, it was hardly smooth sailing as the malfunctioning shot clock began to sputter incoherent digits and twice set off the buzzer, forcing the officials to once again stop play.”The referees said they bought a cheap shot clock,” Kowalczyk said. “I thought this was the Big Ten.”Everything returned to normal just after the eight-minute mark as the problem was solved during the second media break.SI Jinx?At the same time the Badgers were battling the Phoenix, No. 3 Kansas was in the process of being upset at home by Oral Roberts.The Jayhawks were one of five teams to receive regional Sports Illustrated covers that hit the newsstands Wednesday, bringing up the possibility of the SI jinx myth.”I’m not superstitious, so I don’t believe in any jinx or things like that,” Tucker said. “I think a lot of teams and a lot of players do look at rankings. Sometimes people get big-headed, players get big-headed, teams get big-headed.”That isn’t to say that Tucker didn’t appreciate gracing the cover, though. In fact, he didn’t even mind being referred to as the sidekick of teammate Brian Butch, who appears on the cover with him, though it did draw a snicker from Taylor.”It looks like I’m actually like 5-foot-2 in that; I’m going to have to talk to the guys that shot that photo,” Tucker said. “I think it’s great publicity for the school, for the University of Wisconsin. So as long as we’re on there, it’s good with me.”last_img read more

first_img Facebook Twitter Google+ Akta rygg. That means watch your back. In Swedish. If Syracuse (5-7-4, 2-4-1 Big East) is going to come from behind to make the playoffs and have other Big East teams watching SU’s back this year, it will be due, in large part, to the international makeup of the roster. Swedish imports Patricia Lind (Stockholm, Sweden) and Cecilia Borgstrom (Bromma, Sweden) are now starting to pick up the speed of the American activity — on and off the field. ‘I came here because you can combine soccer and studies,’ first-year defender Borgstrom said. ‘In Sweden, you can’t really combine sports and education. That’s like two separate worlds. Coming here to get a good education and develop your soccer skills, while also learning to speak English more fluently, is the best of both worlds.’ Her English is fine. And after already starting 15 out of 16 games this season, her soccer game isn’t bad, either. But before any of the success these two international players have been a part of in an SU uniform, there was first an important mental checklist that needed to be assessed prior to making the trip overseas. Part of that checklist included the pedigree of the head coach. Lind and Borgstrom are two of seven players currently on the Syracuse roster who were born outside of the United States.AdvertisementThis is placeholder text Fellow overseas import and sophomore defender Laura Jackson (London) was well aware head coach Phil Wheddon has a global pull. Jackson’s high school and travel teams had links with New York-area schools like St. John’s, Providence and Rhode Island, but Wheddon’s broad sense of the game made Syracuse a relatively easy first choice. ‘Once the coaches get news of international players, it kind of just spreads like wildfire,’ Jackson said. ‘This really stood out to me because the coaching staff is well known around the world. They’ve brought in some of the best players in the world. And with the program being a new one, you can’t really lose anything.’ Wheddon, a native of Basingstoke, England, began his collegiate coaching career at East Stroudsburg in 1992. He moved on to become the assistant and goalkeeper coach for the men’s and women’s teams at Southern Connecticut State from 1997-2000, winning two Division II men’s national championships along the way. From 2002-08, Wheddon worked with both the men’s and women’s U.S. national teams, helping the men to a 2005 CONCACAF Gold Cup and leading the women to gold medals in both the 2004 Olympics in Athens, Greece, and the 2008 Olympics in Beijing. So traveling to Sweden over two years ago to see Lind and Borgstrom play must have been easy. ‘I just had a contact in Sweden who said you should look at this player,’ Wheddon said. ‘And I went over and watched Patricia play, and I happened to see (Borgstrom) at the same time. I just saw them playing a game, and that they had a lot of potential athletically. Both of them were a physical presence on the field, and I thought it was something we needed.’ Borgstrom and Lind were both members of IF Brommapojkarna when Wheddon made his European recruiting visit in 2008. They, along with Jackson, admit that the game in the U.S. is much more speed oriented, whereas in Sweden and England, more focus is placed on individual technique. It has taken them each a little while to get used to the American game, but the stuff off the field has come much easier. Before practice on Tuesday, Wheddon had just received a call from Jamaica about a possible 2011 prospect. If it turns out she’s up to his recruiting standards, maybe these players will have to ‘akta rygg’ as well. But for now, Lind and the rest of the internationals are content with their newfound lives with the Orange. ‘I wanted to do something different,’ Lind said. ‘Education back home is free, so if it didn’t work out here, I would have something back home. But this is a really good experience. A life experience.’ zoirvin@syr.edu Commentscenter_img Published on October 11, 2010 at 12:00 pmlast_img read more

first_img Published on November 25, 2011 at 12:00 pm Contact Michael: mjcohe02@syr.edu | @Michael_Cohen13 The free fall continues.Four games removed from the program’s biggest win in a decade, this is perhaps rock bottom for Syracuse. Saturday’s 17-point loss to Cincinnati, a team without its starting quarterback, left Doug Marrone without solutions.A month’s worth of mental mistakes, poor execution and missed opportunities culminated with the fourth consecutive loss for the Orange and landed its head coach in arguably the low point of his three-year tenure at SU.‘Right now,’ Marrone said, ‘not a lot of answers right now.’The team that played essentially a perfect game to obliterate the No. 11 ranked team in the country Oct. 21 has vanished. In its place is an ineffective alter ego dwelling at the bottom of the Big East standings. Syracuse’s 30-13 loss to Cincinnati (8-3, 4-2 Big East) gave the Orange (5-6, 1-5 Big East) its first four-game losing streak since the Greg Robinson era and leaves SU with one final chance to clinch bowl eligibility next week. A crowd of 38,159 inside the Carrier Dome was disappointed once again, as SU’s offense continued its regression ever since hanging 49 points on West Virginia.AdvertisementThis is placeholder text‘I guarantee you don’t have any idea how I’m feeling right now,’ Marrone said. ‘The reason why: I can’t believe I’ve disappointed the fans, the people, everyone. It’s my responsibility. That’s why I don’t think people can understand it.’The downward spiral stretches from being on the cusp of cracking the Top 25 for the first time since the end of the 2001 season to Saturday’s fourth consecutive failed attempt at clinching bowl eligibility.And it’s been the Syracuse offense that has withered right alongside the Orange’s season.Marrone and offensive coordinator Nathaniel Hackett both said this week’s game plan against the Bearcats was a reversion to plays and schemes instituted on day one of training camp. It was supposed to be simple and easy for the players so that they wouldn’t have to think out on the field.The result was a 4-for-15 performance on third down, four sacks of quarterback Ryan Nassib and the second-lowest point total of the season.‘We’ve just got to change some calls, change some plays,’ Marrone said. ‘Because obviously we can’t execute what we’re doing even when we have guys open or guys coming free.’With two weeks of preparation for the Bearcats, coaches and players were hoping for an improved offensive performance after struggling for the previous three games.But from the opening play of SU’s first possession of the game — a play-action bootleg pass toward Nick Provo just a few yards beyond the line of scrimmage — the offense looked eerily similar.The inability to get the ball deep down field remained: Nassib’s longest completion was 27 yards. The failure to make plays in the red zone persisted: Nassib overthrew an open Provo on a third down in the second quarter, and Alec Lemon couldn’t bring in a touchdown pass early in the fourth. And another slow start hampered the Orange: 65 total yards in the first quarter.‘We made a good amount of mental mistakes and just didn’t make enough plays,’ Nassib said.Nassib made likely the biggest mental mistake of all on SU’s first possession of the fourth quarter. Syracuse scored a touchdown to claw back within 23-13, and the defense made a stop to give the Orange offense a chance.But after marching the team down the field, the drive came to a halt with a fourth-and-12 play. Nassib rolled right and completed a pass to Dorian Graham, five yards short of the first down.Both Jarrod West and Lemon, the two primary targets on the play whose routes were beyond the first down marker, were ignored. Nassib didn’t even give Graham a chance as he was tackled immediately for the turnover on downs.‘He could have picked either one, and both of them looked like they had a chance,’ Hackett said of West and Lemon.The demoralizing turnover set the stage for a 69-yard touchdown reception by Isaiah Pead to put the game out of reach.For the fourth straight game, Marrone was asked why his team continues to underperform and seemingly take steps back with each successive week. The frustration and anger were perfectly clear, with a hint of embarrassment now evident in his voice.Syracuse has plummeted through its worst stretch since 2007, and there’s only one chance left to right the ship. The season that is already a disappointment when assessed by the preseason goal of competing for the Big East championship is beginning to look like a lost cause.‘I don’t think I can even explain how I feel,’ Marrone said. ‘Losing four straight games is unacceptable.’mjcohe02@syr.edu Commentscenter_img Facebook Twitter Google+last_img read more

first_img 11 months ago WWE: The difference Between WWE Of Today And The 1990s COMMENT Written By 11 months ago WWE RAW: Rey Mysterio vs Gran Metalik Match Overview WE RECOMMEND 11 months ago WWE RAW: Breathtaking moments from Lacey Evans vs Dana Brooke contest SUBSCRIBE TO US Mrigank Pandey 11 months ago WWE Raw 2019: Braun Strowman v Seth Rollins; Sasha Banks v Becky Lynchcenter_img FOLLOW US On WWE Raw, Rey Mysterio won the fatal-5-way match to decide the number one contender for the WWE Universal Championship. He will now face Universal Champion Seth Rollins for the title and if he wins, it will be his fourth time being at the top of WWE. Rey Mysterio has always been referred to as an underdog and for good reason, his small stature had very few believing that he could conquer the gigantic superstars he would face in the ring. Let us look at the three times Rey Mysterio won the biggest prize the WWE has to offer.  Also Read | WWE US Champion AJ Styles marks third reign by beating RicochetWorld Heavyweight Championship – WrestleMania 22 (2006)WWE WrestleMania was emotional for Rey Mysterio as his best friend, Eddie Guerrero, had just passed away in 2005. WWE’s biggest underdog won the Royal Rumble after entering at number two. Making his way to WrestleMania, he had to defend his title chances against Randy Orton and finally defeated Randy and Kurt Angle in their Triple Threat Match at WrestleMania. This was a special moment in Rey’s career as he dedicated the win to the late-great Eddie Guerrero.Also Read | WWE Raw Results: The Viking Raiders defeat O.C in the opening gameWorld Heavyweight Championship – Fatal 4 Way (2010)It had been four years since Rey Mysterio had been at the top of the WWE ladder and he finally landed a Fatal-4-Way match at the pay-per-view with Champion Jack Swagger, CM Punk, and Big Show. Rey Mysterio ended up winning the Championship by landing a 619 on Jack Swagger. This was a moment that fans cherished as their beloved Mysterio was the World Champion again. He lost the title after a month’s time. Also Read | WWE: Everything you need to know about the history of the sportWWE Championship – WWE Raw (2011)On an episode of Raw, Rey Mysterio took part in a tournament to determine the new holder of the then-vacant WWE Championship. He reached the finals and defeated the Miz to become the WWE Champion for the first time and World Champion for the third time. The entire locker room celebrated as Rey Mysterio walked back with the title but this was to last only two hours as John Cena defeated Rey Mysterio later that night to win the WWE Championship. Also Read | John Cena: Five WWE Superstars Cena has never defeated in his career 11 months ago WWE Clash Of Champions 2019 Results and Highlights | Match Overview LIVE TV Last Updated: 24th September, 2019 15:55 IST WWE Raw: Looking Back At Rey Mysterio’s Three World Championship Wins On next monday’s WWE Raw, Rey Mysterio will face Seth Rollins for the WWE Universal Championship. Let us take a look at his three reigns as World Champion. Read WATCH US LIVE First Published: 24th September, 2019 15:55 ISTlast_img read more

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first_img Dodgers’ Max Muncy trying to work his way out of slow start Dodgers hit seven home runs, sweep Colorado Rockies “Randy Johnson and Curt Schilling” in Arizona, he said.Those two won a World Series in 2001.Beyond the Big Three, Houston’s clubhouse includes many of the same personalities who have made playoff runs in three of the last four years. Alex Bregman (41 homers, 111 RBIs, 1.016 OPS after a solo home run on Friday night) assumes the MVP candidate role that Jose Altuve carried in 2017, when he won it. Altuve, George Springer and Yuli Gurriel are all having stellar offensive seasons. Michael Brantley, signed as a free agent in the offseason, has provided production on the field – his three-run homer in the eighth on Friday night broke the game open – and leadership off of it.One possible glitch: Shortstop Carlos Correa, limited to 75 games by injuries, is currently dealing with back issues, though the Astros hope to have him available for the AL Division Series next week.But then there is the guy who causes Dodger fans to wince, or flinch, when Josh Fields’ name comes up.Yordan Alvarez was a young Cuban outfielder who had yet to play a professional game when the Dodgers, in their ongoing quest for bullpen help, traded him to the Astros in 2016 for Fields. Alvarez started mashing almost from the moment he joined the Astros’ Dominican Summer League team in ’16, and he hasn’t stopped.Angel fans didn’t get to see the full package Friday night; he was 0 for 3 with two strikeouts and a walk. But he has a 1.091 OPS and an otherworldly .672 slugging percentage. He has 27 home runs and 78 RBIs in just 305 big league at-bats, and any thought that he would require some sort of learning curve when he was called up from Triple-A was dispelled pretty much immediately, with four homers and eight RBIs in his first five games.“Impact,” reliever Chris Devenski said. “He’s amazing. He’s a fun player to watch.”He is also a rebuttal to the prospects-are-cool/parades-are-cooler mentality, a reminder that sometimes the kids you have to trade for immediate help will haunt you for years to come.Was this trade a blunder the moment it was made? Perhaps not, but the evidence is pretty striking. Fields, who spent 2019 in Triple-A, has a 1.8 career WAR in the big leagues, as calculated by Baseball Reference. Alvarez’s is 3.9 in 85 games.Add to all of this a give-no-quarter approach to the game. Hinch has not ordered an intentional walk since August of 2018, and he talked before Friday night’s game of being similarly aggressive in other strategies.Offensively, for example, you may see Astros hitters in attack mode more often early in games, because opposing pitchers will have shorter leashes.“I’ve said this often to Bregman and George, and we talk about it offensively: Don’t wait around for the next time, because you may not see this pitcher again,” he said. “It’s getting that way in the regular season, let alone the postseason. You can’t spend a lot of time now in the first at-bat assuming you’re going to get another look at this guy. And if you play the likes of Tampa or Oakland, or the way the Dodgers have run their past two postseasons, or the way we did it in ’17, you can’t assume anything.”And defensively, he’ll bring the infield in with a runner on third “very aggressively … in the first three innings,” he said. “It’s not something traditionally teams have done, but I love that our pitchers know that I’m trying to put pressure on their offense. It’s going to be hard to score against us.”Isn’t it hard enough already?Related Articles Fire danger is on Dave Roberts’ mind as Dodgers head to San Francisco So, how much better is this Astros team than the 2017 edition? Hinch declined to compare, but Marisnick wasn’t hesitant.“This team’s ridiculous,” he said. “Look at the rotation. All the way through, it’s hard to find a hole, anywhere.”Moreover, these Astros are battle-hardened, veterans of seven playoff series and a wild-card game over the past four years. The veterans know the drill, and the newcomers pick up on it. There is no panic, just confidence and experience.And then Marisnick said this:“You see a confident group but you still see hunger. You see guys who want to win another World Series, who want to win multiple World Series. They don’t want to stop at just one.”Dodger fans, you’ve been warned.jalexander@scng.com@Jim_Alexander on Twitter One area of improvement is obvious. Houston’s starting pitching Big Three two years ago was Dallas Keuchel, Charlie Morton and late addition Justin Verlander. Now it’s Verlander, Gerrit Cole and late addition Zack Greinke.Cole and Verlander, who face the Angels the next two games to close out the regular season, are 1-2 in baseball in strikeouts and opponents’ batting average, 1-2 in the American League in ERA and likely 1-2 (in whichever order) in AL Cy Young voting. And while the analytics community has decided that pitching victories should be extinct, or at least irrelevant, Verlander has 20 and Cole 19 – first and tied for second in MLB.Wins do have a practical application. Getting them usually means those starters are pitching deep into games and reducing the stress on the bullpen. Verlander, Cole and Greinke all average more than six innings per start. Greinke is 8-1 with a 3.02 ERA in 10 Houston starts after coming over from Arizona, came within two outs of a no-hitter in Seattle Wednesday night and could be Houston’s postseason X-factor.“On a given night, on multiple nights in a row, you run out one of the best pitchers in the game,” Astros outfielder Jake Marisnick said. “The confidence level when they go out is through the roof.”Astros manager AJ Hinch was asked when he last saw two stars at the top of any rotation similar to Verlander and Cole.center_img How Dodgers pitcher Ross Stripling topped the baseball podcast empire ANAHEIM — As the Dodgers embark on their annual quest to end their parade-less streak, now 31 years … well, we might be jumping the gun, and assuming a third straight World Series appearance can be risky. But it never hurts to know your potential enemy.They’re familiar. And scary.The Houston Astros clinched the best record in the American League Friday night with their 4-0 win over the Angels, and they remain a game ahead of the Dodgers for home field edge in a prospective World Series matchup.And that’s not the scary part. These Astros, now 105-55, likely are better – much better – than the Astros who spilled champagne in the Dodger Stadium visitors’ clubhouse on the first night of November in 2017. Cody Bellinger homer gives Dodgers their first walkoff win of season Newsroom GuidelinesNews TipsContact UsReport an Errorlast_img read more

first_img Hertfordshire’s Jackie Foster and Katherine Russell of Sussex share the lead after a rain-soaked opening day at the English senior women’s championship at Ross-on-Wye Golf Club.Both posted impressive scores of one-over par 74 on a day which began and ended with torrential downpours, with plenty of regular rain in between. The start of play was delayed by 90 minutes, but the course stood up well to the challenge and won praise from the players.Russell (Royal Ashdown Forest) finished her round in the evening deluge, managing to birdie the 16th, but having to battle her way down 17 and 18.“It was very unsettling, on the 17th I pulled it into the trees but luckily was able to pitch out short, but I dropped a shot. On the 18th I had to take three off the tee, although I did find the first one and made par,” added Russell, (pictured top) a past British senior champion.Jackie Foster (Bishops Stortford) also handled the conditions in style – to her relief. “I’m not keen on playing in the rain so I just tried to keep it going,” she said.  A couple of early birdies got her off to a good start and she played steadily, helped by a very nice chipping touch.“I’m very pleased I kept it going,” remarked Foster,(pictured left)  who is a past captain of the Hertfordshire women’s first team.The players are targeting a place in the top 16 at the end of tomorrow’s second round – and with it a place in the matchplay stages to find the 2016 champion.The leaders are one shot ahead of former England cricketer, Karen Jobling of Yorkshire who credited a positive attitude as key to her score. “I wasn’t negative – and there were holes where I was really in trouble,” she said.It certainly worked – on the 11th she was in the trees, saw a small gap to the target and went for it, being rewarded with a birdie. “It was a positive shot and it came off,” said the Richmond player.In common with many of the players she wasn’t deterred by the weather: “We get inclement weather in Yorkshire – I played Ganton the week before last in the snow!”Chasing her is a group of three players on 76: defending champion Helen Lowe, Lancashire’s Helen Braddock and former British senior champion Cath Rawthore.Lowe (Scraptoft) confessed to some nerves as she began the defence of her title but she played steadily – and was rewarded by her investment in a putting lesson with Oli Leett, one of the club’s professionals, when she arrived at Ross-on -Wye. “He gave me a routine which helped me and I did putt well,” she said.Meanwhile Helen Braddock (Bolton Old Links) marked her debut in the championship with impressive play, armed with a new set of irons. “I usually play in the Northern vets’ championship but last year I didn’t play well and I decided to have a change – and I’m loving it,” she said after shooting 76.Cath Rawthore (Sale) joined them on the three-over mark commenting: “I struck it nicely and had a couple of birdies on 10 and 11, which I was happy about, because putts lipped out on 6 and 7 and I felt a bit robbed.”Ross-on-Wye’s home challenge is led by Pat Watkins – a three-time county vets’ champion – who is tied 36th, two shots ahead of Jan Armstrong.After tomorrow’s second round the top 16 players will go forward to the championship match play which takes place on Thursday and Friday, 12 and 13 May. Players finishing 17th-64th go forward to play in Flight Two, taking part in a 36-hole stroke play competition, with 18 holes played on each day.Image © Leaderboard Photography 10 May 2016 Foster and Russell lead in the rain last_img read more

first_imgGORMLEY WORKS ‘VERY WELL’ FOR SHAM            Under Triple Crown-winning jockey Victor Espinoza, Gormley, winner of the Grade I FrontRunner Stakes Oct. 1, worked five furlongs at 9 o’clock Monday morning on a “good” main track in 1:00.60 for Saturday’s Grade III Sham Stakes at one mile, the first major steppingstone on the West Coast to the $1 million Santa Anita Derby on April 8.“I thought he went very well,” said John Shirreffs, who trains the bay colt sired by Malibu Moon out of the Bernstein mare Race to Urga. “He raced in company all the way around with Cool Samurai. He went very nice.”Cool Samurai also was timed in 1:00.60.Owned by Jerry and Ann Moss of Zenyatta fame, Gormley has not raced since the Breeders’ Cup Juvenile on Nov. 5 when he was seventh after bobbling at the start of the 1 1/16-mile race and went four wide from his number seven post position in a field of 11.In addition to Gormley, Sham probables include American Anthem, Blabimir, Colonel Samsen and Term of Art.There were only 32 recorded works on the main track Monday, while nine were recorded on the training track, which was labeled “fast.” CONQUEST DADDYO DEBUTS FOR TEAM SADLERJohn Sadler has newly acquired Conquest Daddyo set to run in Saturday’s Grade II, $200,000 San Gabriel Stakes scheduled for 1 1/8 miles on turf.“We got him out of the Conquest Stables’ dispersal sale in November,” said Sadler, who now trains the four-year-old Scat Daddy colt for principal owners Kosta and Peter Hronis. “He’s a stakes winner in Canada, trained well and had a good work last week (seven furlongs in 1:26.80), and we’re anxious to get him started.”Bred in Canada where he formerly was trained by multiple Sovereign Award winner Mark Casse, Conquest Daddyo has a 3-1-1 record from 10 starts with earnings of $311,891.Sadler added that champion three-year-old filly of 2015 Stellar Wind “is on the track every day and will start breezing later this month,” with the Grade I Santa Margarita Stakes March 18 as a major objective.Probable for the San Gabriel: Flamboyant, no rider; Itsinthepost, no rider; Perfectly Majestic, Victor Espinoza; Ring Weekend, Drayden Van Dyke; and Twentytwentyvision, Mike Smith. GORMLEY BREEZES FOR GRADE III SHAM STAKES‘DADDYO’ COOL FOR THE GRADE II SAN GABRIELCADET RONI READY FOR GRADE III LAS CIENEGAS$12 MILLION PEGASUS NEXT FOR MIDNIGHT STORM? CADET RONI EYES GRADE III LAS CIENEGASWith the weatherman playing havoc and conditions ranging from sunshine to rain seemingly minutes apart in recent days, trainer Mark Glatt plans to enter Cadet Roni in Saturday’s Grade III Las Cienegas Stakes scheduled for about 6 ½ furlongs on the hillside turf course, even though she has never run on the course.“I think she’ll run good down the hill, but if weather intervenes, she’s very good in the mud,” Glatt said, “so we’re going to take a shot in the race whichever way it goes.”Cadet Roni, a five-year-old daughter of 2008 Santa Anita Derby winner Colonel John, was bred by WinStar Farm and is owned by long-time Glatt clients Al and Sandee Kirkwood.She won the restricted Wishing Well Stakes at Santa Anita last January and was third in the Grade III Las Flores in her most recent start 10 months ago, last March 20.Probable for the Las Cienegas: Cadet Roni, Rafael Bejarano; Paquita Coqueta, Flavien Prat; Prize Exhibit, Mike Smith; and Rapid Rhythm, Kent Desormeaux.Paquita Coqueta worked four furlongs on the main track in 47.80 for Richard Mandella.center_img $12 MILLION PEGASUS WEIGHED FOR VERSATILE MIDNIGHT STORMMidnight Storm, at home on any surface, could make his next start in the $12 million Pegasus World Cup Invitational at Gulfstream Park on Jan. 28, although as of this morning, no decision had been rendered.“So far, so good,” trainer Phil D’Amato said Monday, less than 24 hours after the six-year-old son of Pioneerof the Nile rolled to a 1 ¼-length victory as the 3-5 favorite in Sunday’s Grade II San Pasqual Stakes.“We took him out this morning and gave him a little jog and he’s no worse for wear,” D’Amato said. “We’ll see (about the Pegasus).“We’ll probably know more in the next couple days. We’re just going to get a better line on him and how much this last race took out of him and go from there.”Midnight Storm has earned $1,461,110 from 10 wins, three seconds and a third in 21 starts, seven on turf, one on dirt and two on wet/fast surfaces where he is unbeaten. FINISH LINES: Probable for next Sunday’s Grade II, $200,000 Santa Ynez Stakes for three-year-old fillies at seven furlongs: It Tiz Well, no rider; Miss Sunset, no rider; Princess Karen, Rafael Bejarano; Resilient Humor, Kent Desormeaux; Shane’s Girlfriend, Flavien Prat; and Unique Bella, Mike Smith . . . Monday morning Keith Desormeaux was still basking in the glow of Decked Out‘s pulsating nose victory in Saturday’s Grade I American Oaks, with no word on the next race for the chestnut daughter of Street Boss. “We’re still celebrating,” the trainer said, “but the Grade I puts her in another category. The owners are probably thinking about a breeding career eventually, but she’s a very sound horse and the immediate plans are for her to continue racing. We had an amazing year in 2016, but Texas Red kicked everything off for us when he won the Breeders’ Cup Juvenile in 2014. It’s got to end sometime, but we’re sure going to appreciate it while it lasts.” . . . Trainer Terry Knight, who saddled Big Energy in Sunday’s fourth race, has 12 head on hand at Los Alamitos for the Santa Anita meet. Knight had been training out of Pleasanton, but since the Bay Area track’s stable area closed last month, he moved his stock south, where he had been a mainstay until 1995 when he went to Northern California . . . Santa Anita will be dark for live racing Tuesday through Thursday. Live racing resumes Friday, Jan. 6, at 1 p.m. Admission gates open at 11 a.m. . . . Infobedad‘s 26 ½-length victory in Sunday’s sixth race is believed to be the largest winning margin ever at Santa Anita. “It’s the biggest I remember,” said Equibase chart caller Mike Schneider, at the helm since 1993. Tammy Boag, who has been handling photo finishes for Plusmic since 2009, said it was the largest during her time. Infobedad, a six-year-old Argentine-bred horse owned by Hronis Racing, trained by John Sadler and ridden by Tyler Baze, covered 1 1/8 miles under 122 pounds in 1:48.26 in a field of six $25,000 claimers . . . Players wishing to gain a seat in the 2017 National Handicapping Championship Challenge in Las Vegas Jan. 7 or get a head start in the 2018 event can buy into Santa Anita’s Players Choice contest for $500. The top five finishers in the Players Choice competition will have their pick of a 2017 or 2018 NHC Challenge entry. Cash prizes will be awarded to the top four Players Choice finishers: $10,000, $2,500, $1,500 and $1,000. For further information, visit santaanita.com/contest.last_img read more

first_imgDear Editor,Guyana is already inundated by alcohol and alcoholics, so I see no need for our law-making institution, the Parliament, to store or encourage the consumption of this product in that hallowed institution. So come on, legislators; if you really need this stuff, please go to bars and clubs etc.One question for the former President, Bharrat Jagdeo, or Speakers, or indeed Parliamentarians: Was alcohol served or available in Parliament at any time before in our history? I would be grateful for this clarification, since the impression I get from reading what is written in the press is that this phenomenon is of recent vintage!I think this alcohol abuse crisis must be made an elections issue, and I would like to hear clear views and opinions from all potential presidential candidates, so we can see if principles will trump politics.Caitlin Vieira has made it clear, in her contributions, that alcohol is a most dangerous drug, and must be seen in that light.I urge Ms Vieira and others of similar ilk to launch a pressure group to bring legislation similar to the Tobacco Bill to arrest this runaway problem of alcohol abuse.While I understand the general thrust of Ms Vieira’s article of Sunday, August 26th, 2018, I do disagree with her conclusion. She says, “If someone drinks every day, it does not necessarily mean that they have a problem with alcohol. For example, I know many people that have one glass of wine or beer with dinner, there isn’t anything wrong with that.”Firstly, I would counter her 1st statement and say that it does not necessarily mean that they DO NOT have a problem. Her second conclusion seems to be based on just casual opinion and on what may be practised commonly in this and other societies. But, Ms. Caitlin Vieira, I now draw your attention to the conclusions of a leading world expert in the above-mentioned report by Max Griswold, who is the lead author for 500 experts in the field, and his conclusions ostensibly contradict yours! (See below)Paris (AFP) – Even an occasional glass of wine or beer increases the risk of health problems and dying, according to a major study on drinking in 195 nations that attributes 2.8 million premature deaths worldwide each year to booze.“There is no safe level of alcohol,” said Max Griswold, a researcher at the Institute for Health Metrics and Evaluation in Seattle, Washington and lead author for a consortium of more than 500 experts.Despite recent research showing that light-to-moderate drinking reduces heart disease, the new study found that alcohol use is more likely than not to do harm.“The protective effect of alcohol was offset by the risks,” Griswold told AFP in summarising the results, published in medical journal The Lancet on Friday.“Overall, the health risks associated with alcohol rose in line with the amount consumed each day.”Compared to abstinence, imbibing one “standard drink” — 10 grammes of alcohol, equivalent to a small beer, glass of wine, or shot of spirits — per day, for example, ups the odds of developing at least one of two dozen health problems by about half-a-percent, the researchers reported.Looked at one way, this seems like a small increment, 914 out of 100,000 teetotallers will encounter those problems, compared to 918 people who imbibe seven times per week.“But at the global level, that additional risk of 0.5 percent among (once-a-day) drinkers corresponds to about 100,000 additional deaths each year,” said senior author Emmanuela Gakidou, a professor at the University of Washington and a director at the Institute for Health Metrics and Evaluation.– ‘Less is better, none is best’ – “Those are excess deaths, in other words, that could be avoided,” she told AFP. The risk climbs in a steep “J-curve”, the study found.An average of two drinks per day, for example, translated into a 7.0 percent hike in disease and injury compared to those who opt for abstinence.With five “units” of alcohol per day, the likelihood of serious consequences jumps by 37 percent.The “less is better, none is best” finding jibes with the World Health Organisation’s Guidelines (Please note that this latest research has been published in the prestigious medical journal The Lancet)Editor, in 2017, two senior Government Ministers — Dr George Norton and Mr Khemraj Ramjattan — pronounced on this matter publicly, indicating that serious measures must be taken to curb this problem in Guyana. To date, as far as I am aware, nothing tangible has been done (except 2:00am curfew). Come on, sirs; let’s not be people who just talk; be bold and responsible enough to initiate and sponsor bills to deal with this most dangerous problem, which clearly is the cause for many homicides, cases of domestic abuse, accidents on the road, and industrial accidents etc.We have just had the case of an alcohol addict burning down his wife’s home because she refused to give him $500.00 to buy himself a drink!!! What are we waiting for?I now ask senior Minister of Health Volda Lawrence (Now PNC Chair Person, congratulations in order!) to bring this matter to the fore as the subject Minister, and I think this will be a real feather in her cap if she can bring alcohol sale/usage/control legislation into the Parliament by November 30th 2019. Surely, this is achievable in one year.Let’s get this done in haste for the betterment of this country. Can we do it? Of course we can!Yours sincerely,Christopher MPersaudlast_img read more