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Sothern hits treble to sink China

first_img Press Association Sothern scored twice in quick succession in the second before winning a penalty stroke, which was saved. Peter Caruth scored Ireland’s third after fine link-up play before Ronan Gormley netted from a penalty corner early in the second half. Sothern’s third followed before Stephen Dowds netted a sixth. Goalkeeper David Harte suffered a neck injury following a collision with a Chinese forward and had to be replaced by David Fitzgerald. Ireland play Belgium on Sunday, but have already advanced to the quarter-finals. Ireland’s first win of the tournament – after a draw with Great Britain and loss to Malaysia – came in convincing fashion against a team which has now lost four times and conceded 23 goals. Britain beat China 8-1 on Thursday and Ireland were left frustrated by disciplined defending in the first quarter. center_img Alan Sothern scored a hat-trick as Ireland beat China 6-0 in their World League Semi-Final Pool B clash in Antwerp. last_img read more

Game of Numbers Gives W’Cup to England

first_imgSometimes, the World Cup offers more than just the game on the pitches. Occasionally, other games come up. Games of predictions also come up as the famed Octopus Paul of South Africa 2010 and the failed successors at Russia 2018.Followers of the World Cup also engage in ‘Games of Numbers’. Consider for instance, Russia 2018 is the 21st edition of the World Cup and the 21st match of this edition was played on the 21st day of June when Denmark played 1-1 with Australia.At the weekend, the numerals became more striking with the preponderance of figures six and seven when the quarter final matches were played on the sixth day of the seventh month – a sort of six and seven. The four quarter finals clashes are therefore a sort of 6 versus 7.Half of the eight quarter finalists have six letters while the other four have seven letters. On sixth of July, France with six letters took on seven-lettered Uruguay. On the same day, Brazil which has six letters played against Belgium which has seven letters.Honours were evenly shared between the six-lettered and seven lettered teams. France beat Uruguay and Belgium eliminated Brazil.Those encounters were followed the next day with that of six-lettered Sweden losing to seven-lettered England while six lettered Russia lost seven-lettered Croatia on a day when seven – seven reigned supreme (July 7).The game of numbers is getting stronger. The social media is awash with predictions that the numerals favour England.With all the quarter-finalists having six and seven digit names and with each pairing producing 13 consider the under listed:Uruguay vs. France = 13 LettersBrazil vs. Belgium = 13 LettersEngland vs. Sweden = 13 LettersRussia vs. Croatia = 13 LettersThose games were played on 6th and 7th of July, 6+7 = 13When all the above figures are added up, the result is 52.It’s been 52 years since England won the World Cup in 1966.When 52 is divided by four (the number of years between each edition of the FIFA World Cup), the result is 13.It has been 13 editions of the World Cup since England last won! One can then understand why “Football is Coming Home”.Share this:FacebookRedditTwitterPrintPinterestEmailWhatsAppSkypeLinkedInTumblrPocketTelegram It’s Coming Home’ is beginning to gain ground again. That was the theme song released in 1996 by English band The Lightning Seeds to mark the England football team’s hosting of that year’s European Championships.It was the first major tournament being hosted after the historic 1966 World Cup. England lost in the semi finals to Germany in a penalty shootout. Gareth Southgate, the current England coach, missed his kick, leading to a newspaper headline: “England are out through Southgate”.According to sportsvillagesquare.com, Southgate appears on a redemption mission. On his waste coat which has now become iconic at Russia is written: “It’s Coming Home”, a bold prediction, and possibly, determination to see England win the World Cup.last_img read more

Defense stands tall in final tune-up scrimmage

first_imgSafety Aaron Henry intercepted quarterback Jon Budmayr in practice Saturday and nearly scored.[/media-credit]If spring football can be used as any sort of barometer for where the Wisconsin Badgers’ personnel stand, one fact stood out as Saturday’s practice came to a close.The offense has a ways to go in catching up to the defense.In a practice with live tackling and situational scrimmaging, Wisconsin’s No. 1 offense started out hot, scoring touchdowns on its first two drives and covering 60 yards on both occasions.Then the defense clamped down.The second-team offense never managed to score a touchdown, and the first-teamers only got one more score when running back James White broke away on a run and took it to the house from 45 yards out.Otherwise, the defense contained the running game and shut down the passing attack.Quarterback CompetitionWith Joe Brennan routinely struggling to lead the No. 2 offense, Jon Budmayr has never been threatened during spring ball as the No. 1 starter.Yet, Budmayr has done little to cement his status as starter heading into the fall with quarterback Curt Phillips returning from injury.Budmayr tossed two more interceptions Saturday – against one touchdown – and missed several open receivers.During two attempts at a red zone drill, the No. 1 offense was unable to put the ball in the end zone, with Budmayr watching three of his passes fall incomplete. He avoided having any passes blocked at the line for the first practice all spring, but still forced too many balls into tight windows.On his first interception, Budmayr failed to look off safety Aaron Henry, who had a chance to return the pick for a touchdown if the coaches hadn’t blown the play dead.Red Zone RespectDefensive coordinator Chris Ash admitted this spring he is trying to instill a sense of swagger into his guys on “D.” If someone makes a big play, he wants them to celebrate it.Never was this more apparent than when the No. 1 defense and offense matched up for a two-minute drill. While the offense moved the ball down to the three-yard line after broken coverage allowed tight end Brian Wozniak to get free for a big gain, the defense clamped down from there.On second down, Budmayr tossed a well-placed fade route to receiver Jeff Duckworth, who managed to get both hands on the ball before being crushed by Devin Smith. The senior cornerback immediately got up after breaking up the pass and stood over Duckworth talking smack.One play later, the defense converged in the middle to keep running back Montee Ball just short of the end zone as time ran out on the two-minute clock. They left the field celebrating and chest bumping.Injury ReportFullback Bradie Ewing and linebacker Kevin Claxton both sat out Saturday, though both supposedly with minor injuries to shoulder and ribs, respectively. … Phillips did not suit up at all for the first time this spring, though that may have been because most of the practice was spent doing live work with few non-contact drills. … Jacob Pedersen got rolled up on the back of his legs and was taken off the field to have his right ankle taped up and iced. He did not return but was able to walk around on his own power.Mental MistakesAfter a season spent building a well-deserved reputation as an offense that didn’t shoot itself in the foot, the Badgers were well out of sorts Saturday.The No. 2 offensive line was hit with at least five holding penalties and at one point false-started two plays in a row.White lost a fumble to start a drive – curiously enough, it was Joel Stave’s one series with the No. 1 offense – and took a lap to pay the price.The little things that made such a big difference for the offense last season held them back Saturday.last_img read more

Sacked Dramani heads to Man City

first_imgAsante Kotoko coach Mas-ud Didi Dramani is set to join Manchester City on a month-long refresher course.Dramani said he is already relishing the moment with The Citizens’ boss Manuel Pellegrini and hopes to use it to improve his game.“I look forward to it with great delight because it is an opportunity to learn,” Dramani, who has lost favour with his employers told The Finder.“There is nothing special than getting the opportunity to learn at the highest level.”Dramani added: “Whatever I will do it would automatically impact on my career and I am thankful for that.”Dramani who led Kotoko to their 22nd league title said he is working at obtaining his badges. “I have been working hard for my CAF license A recently in Prampram. It was a lot of hard work and I plan to continue in that direction to combine picking the badges and also do well on the field and excel in my career.”last_img

Tennis: Djokovic fends off Murray

first_imgNovak Djokovic fended off a fading Andy Murray 7-6 (1), 6-7 (1), 6-2, 6-4 in a matchup of past U.S. Open champions to reach the tournament’s semifinals for the eighth consecutive year.It took a while for the No. 1-ranked and No. 1-seeded Djokovic to push himself out front in a well-played, back-and-forth, 3-hour, 32-minute match that ended after 1 a.m in New York.Djokovic broke the eighth-seeded Murray to go up 3-1 in the third set, then fended off a pair of break points in the next game.On the first, Murray sailed a backhand long to end a 28-stroke point, then leaned over and put a hand on his knee.On the second, he dumped a forehand into the net, then slammed his racket against his right thigh and yelled.last_img

Dodgers, manager Don Mattingly agree to three-year contract extension

first_imgDon Mattingly will manage the Dodgers through the 2016 season, per the terms of a new contract extension signed Wednesday. The complete contract terms were unavailable and the team had yet to make a formal announcement.Mattingly and the Dodgers had been discussing a multi-year extension since October, since shortly after the Dodgers’ six-game loss to the St. Louis Cardinals in the National League Championship Series.In a news conference two days after Game 6, general manager Ned Colletti praised Mattingly for changing the course of the 2013 season. The Dodgers were 12 games under .500 and in last place in the National League West as late as June 21.The Dodgers went the rest of the way with an MLB-best 62-28 record, including a stretch of 42 wins in 50 games that ranked among the best of all time. The National League West title was Mattingly’s first in three years as manager, during which the Dodgers are 260-225. The front office repeatedly expressed its faith in Mattingly, but some questioned whether Mattingly’s job was in jeopardy after the terse news conference. Days later, on Oct. 22, the Dodgers fired Mattingly’s friend and bench coach Trey Hillman.In December Mattingly told reporters at baseball’s winter meetings he was happy with the direction of contract talks. A new deal finally was consummated with Mattingly in town for the Dodgers’ annual prospect camp.According to multiple reports Tuesday, the new contract extension will replace the final year Mattingly had left on his first contract.Among National League West managers, the Colorado Rockies’ Walt Weiss and San Francisco Giants’ Bruce Bochy also are under contract through 2016. Among National League managers, only the St. Louis Cardinals’ Mike Matheny is under contract longer (2017).Mattingly has been managing the Dodgers since 2011 after replacing Joe Torre. Only five men have managed the Dodgers longer than six years: Tommy Lasorda, Walter Alston, Wilbert Robinson, Leo Durocher and Ned Hanlon. “He kept it steady through a tough period of time,” Colletti said. “He kept our team together. He won. I’ve been a supporter of his since the day he walked in here as a hitting coach.”Mattingly, 52, already was under contract for 2014 after a vesting option was triggered by the Dodgers’ victory over the Atlanta Braves in the National League Division Series.He took the occasion of the season-ending conference to express his strong desire for an extension.“This has been a frustrating, tough year honestly, because I think when you come in … with a club like this, you come in basically as a lame duck,” he said. “With the payroll and the guys that you have, it puts you in a tough spot in the clubhouse. We dealt with that all year long.“It puts me in a spot that everything I do is questioned because I’m basically trying out, or auditioning, to say, can I manage or can I not manage?”center_img Newsroom GuidelinesNews TipsContact UsReport an Errorlast_img read more

Dodgers, Rockies both win to force Game 163 in L.A. for NL West title

first_img“It’s a game where, obviously it’s not do-or-die, but I think it’s a must-win game,” Dodgers manager Dave Roberts said. “To win the game and get a couple days off and to host a division series is very important.”Whatever drama Sunday seemed to portend with the Dodgers and Rockies tied after 161 games, it disappeared quickly.The Dodgers scored twice before the Giants could even record an out then turned the game into a rout in the third inning. They sent 11 batters to the plate. At one point, seven consecutive Dodgers reached base and scored, capped by a two-run home run by Brian Dozier.They scored three more in the fourth and two more in the fifth on a home run by Max Muncy – the first of a series of pinch-hitters as Roberts rested his starters for the second half of the blowout.“I thought we had a good plan today and we executed up and down the lineup,” Roberts said.After debating late into the evening Saturday whether to start Rich Hill or Walker Buehler on Sunday, the Dodgers settled on Hill. The veteran left-hander retired the first 10 batters he faced in order and allowed only two hits in seven innings – thanks to Chase Utley.Hill said the veteran came to him earlier this week and told him he had picked something up on video. Hill was tipping his pitches.“Chase is one of the best, if not the best, at picking up things,” Hill said, declining to be more specific than to say it involved the positioning of his glove during his windup.Utley said he is always watching video of his team’s pitchers “just to see if there’s something I would use if I was facing them.” Hill’s tip was “pretty obvious,” Utley said.Related Articles “This is what it’s all about, playing for something that matters,” Dodgers outfielder Matt Kemp said after going 3 for 3 with two doubles and three RBIs in Sunday’s rout of the Giants.“We’ve got to play this like a playoff game tomorrow. It’s a must-win game for us. Nobody wants to go to the East Coast for one game. We’ve got to play the way we’ve been playing each game this month. We’ve been playing like it’s a playoff game every day.”Kemp’s enthusiasm is better than his knowledge of geography. The Dodgers wouldn’t actually have to go to the East Coast – but the difference between winning and losing Monday is significant.If the Dodgers beat the Rockies, they will claim their sixth consecutive division title and advance to a best-of-five Division Series against the NL East champion Atlanta Braves with home-field advantage. The first game in that series would be Thursday at Dodger Stadium.If the Dodgers lose, they will hop on a plane and fly to either Chicago or Milwaukee to play in the NL wild-card game on Tuesday. The Cubs and Brewers also finished the season tied for the NL Central lead and will play their own Game 163 on Monday to determine the NL Central winner and the wild-card host. Dodgers hit seven home runs, sweep Colorado Rockies Newsroom GuidelinesNews TipsContact UsReport an Error Dodgers’ Max Muncy trying to work his way out of slow start PreviousLos Angeles Dodgers starting pitcher Rich Hill throws against the San Francisco Giants in the second inning of a baseball game in San Francisco, Sunday, Sept. 30, 2018. (AP Photo/John Hefti)SAN FRANCISCO, CA – SEPTEMBER 30: Rich Hill #44 of the Los Angeles Dodgers throws a pitch against the San Francisco Giants during their MLB game at AT&T Park on September 30, 2018 in San Francisco, California. (Photo by Robert Reiners/Getty Images)SAN FRANCISCO, CA – SEPTEMBER 30: Chris Taylor #3 of the Los Angeles Dodgers celebrates with David Freese #25 after scoring against the San Francisco Giants during their MLB game at AT&T Park on September 30, 2018 in San Francisco, California. (Photo by Robert Reiners/Getty Images) SoundThe gallery will resume insecondsSAN FRANCISCO, CA – SEPTEMBER 30: Matt Kemp #27 of the Los Angeles Dodgers runs the bases against the San Francisco Giants during their MLB game at AT&T Park on September 30, 2018 in San Francisco, California. (Photo by Robert Reiners/Getty Images)SAN FRANCISCO, CA – SEPTEMBER 30: Justin Turner #10 of the Los Angeles Dodgers celebrates after a double against the San Francisco Giants during their MLB game at AT&T Park on September 30, 2018 in San Francisco, California. (Photo by Robert Reiners/Getty Images)SAN FRANCISCO, CA – SEPTEMBER 30: Brian Dozier #6 of the Los Angeles Dodgers watches his two-run homerun against the San Francisco Giants during their MLB game at AT&T Park on September 30, 2018 in San Francisco, California. (Photo by Robert Reiners/Getty Images)SAN FRANCISCO, CA – SEPTEMBER 30: Brian Dozier #6 of the Los Angeles runs the bases after his two-run homerun against the San Francisco Giants during their MLB game at AT&T Park on September 30, 2018 in San Francisco, California. (Photo by Robert Reiners/Getty Images)The Dodgers’ Brian Dozier celebrates as he returns to the dugout after hitting a two-run home run during the third inning of their blowout win against the Giants on Sunday in San Francisco. (Photo by Robert Reiners/Getty Images)SAN FRANCISCO, CA – SEPTEMBER 30: Andrew Suarez #59 of the San Francisco Giants is pulled in the third inning during their MLB game against the Los Angeles Dodgers at AT&T Park on September 30, 2018 in San Francisco, California. (Photo by Robert Reiners/Getty Images)SAN FRANCISCO, CA – SEPTEMBER 30: Max Muncy #13 of the Los Angeles Dodgers runs the bases after a pinch hit two-run homerun against the San Francisco Giants in the fifth inning of their MLB game at AT&T Park on September 30, 2018 in San Francisco, California. (Photo by Robert Reiners/Getty Images)SAN FRANCISCO, CA – SEPTEMBER 30: Max Muncy #13 of the Los Angeles Dodgers celebrates after a pinch hit two-run homerun against the San Francisco Giants in the fifth inning of their MLB game at AT&T Park on September 30, 2018 in San Francisco, California. (Photo by Robert Reiners/Getty Images)SAN FRANCISCO, CA – SEPTEMBER 30: Enrique Hernandez #14 of the Los Angeles Dodgers runs the bases against the San Francisco Giants during their MLB game at AT&T Park on September 30, 2018 in San Francisco, California. (Photo by Robert Reiners/Getty Images)SAN FRANCISCO, CA – SEPTEMBER 30: Enrique Hernandez #14 of the Los Angeles Dodgers celebrates after scoring on a sacrifice fly by Brian Dozier #6 during their MLB game against the San Francisco Giants at AT&T Park on September 30, 2018 in San Francisco, California. (Photo by Robert Reiners/Getty Images)SAN FRANCISCO, CA – SEPTEMBER 30: Hunter Pence #8 of the San Francisco Giants makes a catch in right field against the Los Angeles Dodgers during their MLB game at AT&T Park on September 30, 2018 in San Francisco, California. (Photo by Robert Reiners/Getty Images)Los Angeles Dodgers David Freese hits an RBI double against the San Francisco Giants in the first inning of a baseball game in San Francisco, Sunday, Sept. 30, 2018. (AP Photo/John Hefti)Los Angeles Dodgers Justin Turner, right, celebrates with Manny Machado after scoring a run against the San Francisco Giants in the first inning of a baseball game in San Francisco, Sunday, Sept. 30, 2018. (AP Photo/John Hefti)Los Angeles Dodgers starting pitcher Rich Hill throws against a San Francisco Giants batter in the second inning of a baseball game in San Francisco, Sunday, Sept. 30, 2018. (AP Photo/John Hefti)Los Angeles Dodgers Justin Turner, right, celebrates with Enrique Hernandez after scoring a run against the San Francisco Giants in the third inning of a baseball game in San Francisco, Sunday, Sept. 30, 2018. (AP Photo/John Hefti)Los Angeles Dodgers Brian Dozier, #6, celebrates after he hit a two-run homer against the San Francisco Giants in the third inning of a baseball game in San Francisco, Sunday, Sept. 30, 2018. (AP Photo/John Hefti)Los Angeles Dodgers Enrique Hernandez, right, celebrates with Matt Kemp after scoring a run against the San Francisco Giants in the third inning of a baseball game in San Francisco, Sunday, Sept. 30, 2018. (AP Photo/John Hefti)Los Angeles Dodgers Enrique Hernandez hits a double against the San Francisco Giants in the third inning of a baseball game in San Francisco, Sunday, Sept. 30, 2018. (AP Photo/John Hefti)Los Angeles Dodgers Brian Dozier hits a two-run homer against the San Francisco Giants in the third inning of a baseball game in San Francisco, Sunday, Sept. 30, 2018. (AP Photo/John Hefti)Los Angeles Dodgers Brian Dozier, right, celebrates with Rich Hill (44) after he hit a two-run homer against the San Francisco Giants in the third inning of a baseball game in San Francisco, Sunday, Sept. 30, 2018. (AP Photo/John Hefti)Los Angeles Dodgers Manny Machado hits a RBI single against the San Francisco Giants in the third inning of a baseball game in San Francisco, Sunday, Sept. 30, 2018. (AP Photo/John Hefti)Los Angeles Dodgers first baseman Max Muncy celebrates after hitting a two-run homer against the San Francisco Giants in the fifth inning of a baseball game in San Francisco, Sunday, Sept. 30, 2018. (AP Photo/John Hefti)Los Angeles Dodgers Manny Machado, right, celebrates with Yasmani Grandal after scoring against the San Francisco Giants in the fourth inning of a baseball game in San Francisco, Sunday, Sept. 30, 2018. (AP Photo/John Hefti)Los Angeles Dodgers first baseman Max Muncy runs the bases after hitting a two-run homer against the San Francisco Giants in the fifth inning of a baseball game in San Francisco, Sunday, Sept. 30, 2018. (AP Photo/John Hefti)Los Angeles Dodgers Enrique Hernandez reacts after hitting a triple against the San Francisco Giants in the fifth inning of a baseball game in San Francisco, Sunday, Sept. 30, 2018. (AP Photo/John Hefti)Los Angeles Dodgers first baseman Max Muncy celebrates after hitting a two-run homer against the San Francisco Giants in the fifth inning of a baseball game in San Francisco, Sunday, Sept. 30, 2018. (AP Photo/John Hefti)Los Angeles Dodgers manager Dave Roberts watches the game against the San Francisco Giants in the seventh inning of a baseball game in San Francisco, Sunday, Sept. 30, 2018. (AP Photo/John Hefti)Los Angeles Dodgers Matt Kemp hits an RBI double against the San Francisco Giants in the fourth inning of a baseball game in San Francisco, Sunday, Sept. 30, 2018. (AP Photo/John Hefti)Los Angeles Dodgers Matt Kemp hits an RBI double against the San Francisco Giants in the fourth inning of a baseball game in San Francisco, Sunday, Sept. 30, 2018. (AP Photo/John Hefti)San Francisco Giants relief pitcher Derek Holland pitches against the Los Angeles Dodgers in the seventh inning of a baseball game in San Francisco, Sunday, Sept. 30, 2018. (AP Photo/John Hefti)Los Angeles Dodgers starting pitcher Rich Hill throws against the San Francisco Giants in the seventh inning of a baseball game in San Francisco, Sunday, Sept. 30, 2018. (AP Photo/John Hefti)Los Angeles Dodgers starting pitcher Rich Hill throws against the San Francisco Giants in the seventh inning of a baseball game in San Francisco, Sunday, Sept. 30, 2018. (AP Photo/John Hefti)San Francisco Giants manager Bruce Bochy, left, watches the game against the Los Angeles Dodgers in the seventh inning of a baseball game in San Francisco, Sunday, Sept. 30, 2018. (AP Photo/John Hefti)Los Angeles Dodgers starting pitcher Rich Hill throws against the San Francisco Giants in the seventh inning of a baseball game in San Francisco, Sunday, Sept. 30, 2018. (AP Photo/John Hefti)Los Angeles Dodgers starting pitcher Rich Hill leaves the field after pitching against the San Francisco Giants in the seventh inning of a baseball game in San Francisco, Sunday, Sept. 30, 2018. (AP Photo/John Hefti)San Francisco Giants relief pitcher Hunter Strickland, right, is relieved by manager Bruce Bochy in the third inning of a baseball game against the Los Angeles Dodgers in San Francisco, Sunday, Sept. 30, 2018. (AP Photo/John Hefti)Los Angeles Dodgers catcher Austin Barnes, left, and relief pitcher Julio Urias celebrate defeating the San Francisco Giants in a baseball game in San Francisco, Sunday, Sept. 30, 2018. (AP Photo/John Hefti)Los Angeles Dodgers Justin Turner (10) hits an RBI double against the San Francisco Giants in the first inning of a baseball game in San Francisco, Sunday, Sept. 30, 2018. (AP Photo/John Hefti)Los Angeles Dodgers starting pitcher Rich Hill throws against the San Francisco Giants in the second inning of a baseball game in San Francisco, Sunday, Sept. 30, 2018. (AP Photo/John Hefti)SAN FRANCISCO, CA – SEPTEMBER 30: Rich Hill #44 of the Los Angeles Dodgers throws a pitch against the San Francisco Giants during their MLB game at AT&T Park on September 30, 2018 in San Francisco, California. (Photo by Robert Reiners/Getty Images)NextShow Caption1 of 41SAN FRANCISCO, CA – SEPTEMBER 30: Rich Hill #44 of the Los Angeles Dodgers throws a pitch against the San Francisco Giants during their MLB game at AT&T Park on September 30, 2018 in San Francisco, California. (Photo by Robert Reiners/Getty Images)ExpandSAN FRANCISCO — The Dodgers and Colorado Rockies need more time to decide.While the Dodgers were pounding the San Francisco Giants 15-0 at AT&T Park on Sunday afternoon, the Rockies were doing similar things at Coors Field to beat the Washington Nationals.That leaves the Dodgers and Rockies tied for first place in the National League West after 162 games. The two teams will meet in Game 163 on Monday afternoon at Dodger Stadium. First pitch is 1 p.m. and it will be televised nationally on ESPN.It is the first time the Dodgers have had to play beyond 162 games since they lost a one-game playoff to the Houston Astros to decide the NL West title in 1980.center_img Cody Bellinger homer gives Dodgers their first walkoff win of season How Dodgers pitcher Ross Stripling topped the baseball podcast empire “He basically has two pitches,” Utley said. “His fastball has good movement and his curveball never seems to stop breaking. So if you have an idea which of them is coming, that can be helpful.”Hill gave the Giants no help after making an adjustment during his throwing sessions leading up to Sunday’s start.“Arguably in recent memory, this is as good as I’ve seen him throw the baseball,” Roberts said. “When you see no walks, you see the shape of the curveball, the soft-contact pop-ups on the infield where he’s missing bats, that’s just showing us that the characteristics of his fastball are playing true.“And he understood how important this game was.”The Dodgers arrived in San Francisco trailing the Rockies by one game in the NL West but Sunday’s win completed a three-game sweep at AT&T Park, the Dodgers’ first there since July 2014, while the Rockies took two of three from the Nationals. Fire danger is on Dave Roberts’ mind as Dodgers head to San Francisco last_img read more

Angels considered offering Mike Trout $350M extension, report says

first_img Mike Trout talks Bryce Harper, potential new Angels extension Bryce Harper reveals why he chose to wear No. 3 with Phillies In the wake of mega-signings by Bryce Harper and Manny Machado in recent weeks, news of an even bigger potential deal has emerged.According to The Athletic, which cited sources with knowledge of the club’s thinking, the Angels considered offering outfielder Mike Trout a 10-year contract extension worth $350 million. Trout, 27, has two years remaining on his current deal with Los Angeles and is slated to earn $33.25 million in each of the next two seasons after signing a six-year extension worth $145 million before the 2014 season. He will be eligible for free agency after the 2020 season and will be in line for a huge contract. Related Newscenter_img Until then, however, the two-time AL MVP and seven-time All-Star has bigger concerns.”It’s not the time to think about that,” Trout said Friday. The report noted “it is unclear whether they followed through with an actual proposal,” though it would have made Trout the sport’s highest-paid player had the two sides reached an agreement.last_img read more

Harris Farms’ Homebred Fashionably Fast All Heart In Winning $100,000 Tiznow Stakes By One Half Length Under Pereira

first_imgHarris Farms’ Homebred Fashionably Fast All Heart In Winning $100,000 Tiznow Stakes By One Half Length Under Pereira; Trained By Pederson, He Gets One Mile In 1:36.64 RACE IS PART OF LUCRATIVE GOLDEN STATE SERIES FOR CALIFORNIA-BRED OR SIRED HORSESARCADIA, Calif. (March 1, 2020)–Harris Farms’ homebred Fashionably Fast stretched out to a flat mile off of five consecutive sprint victories with aplomb on Sunday at Santa Anita, as the 5-year-old gelding by Lucky Pulpit pressed the pace and registered a half length win while hand ridden late by Tiago Pereira in the $100,000 Tiznow Stakes at Santa Anita.  Trained by Dean Pederson, he got the distance in 1:36.64.Breaking from post position three in a field of five California-bred or sired older horses, Fashionably Fast, who’s last three wins had come in California-bred stakes, sat just off the early pace set by Tiger Dad, who was drawn to his immediate inside and overhauled him in mid-stretch.“I thought the number two (Tiger Dad) would go and he did,” said Pereira, who has been aboard Fashionably Fast in his last 10 races.  “When we got by the two (leaving the furlong pole), he saw the one (Oliver) coming and he’s just a fighter.  I hand rode him and he’s so game.  He likes to win.”With good support coming for runner-up Oliver, Fashionably Fast was off as the 6-5 favorite and paid $4.40, $2.60 and $2.40.Owned by John Harris, Per Antonsen and John Nicoletti, Fashionably Fast, who is out of the Forestry mare Fall Fashion, posted his fourth consecutive stakes victory and his seventh overall from 16 starts.  With the winner’s share of $60,000, he increased his earnings to $449,745.“His last couple of works, Tiago has worked hard on getting him to relax in the first part but still finish,” said Pederson.  “To me, that was the key to the race today.  If he relaxed, he himself a chance.  If he didn’t relax, you get back to the barn and get the bathwater ready.  He’s just confident, mature and he has always had talent, but he was his own worst enemy early on.”Oliver, who stalked both Tiger Dad and Fashionably Fast while saving ground inside, angled out turning for home and made the winner hustle late while finishing second, 2 ¼ lengths clear of Tiger Dad.Ridden by Abel Cedillo, Oliver was the second choice at 2-1 and paid $2.80 to show.Tiger Dad, who had the misfortune of drawing inside the winner, finished 2 ¼ lengths in front of Posterize and paid $2.80 to show while off at 7-2 with Victor Espinoza up.Fractions on the race were 23.28, 46.66, 1:11.13 and 1:23.54.Named for the California-bred 2000 Horse of the Year and two-time Breeders’ Cup Classic winner, the Tiznow is part of the lucrative Golden State Series.  Sponsored by the CTBA, the Golden State Series is for eligible California-bred or sired horses.last_img read more

Rodrygo and Vinicius provided for a 2020 full of goals and successes

first_imgIt was at the house of the second, in La Moraleja, and It was attended by friends of both and Rodrygo’s family, since Vini’s is in Brazil. The event was not missed either. Thiago Lobo, the trusted physio of the former Flamengo, who has resided with him since April. “Let it be a year of many titles in THE BEST CLUB OF THE WORLD!”, wrote Vinicius on Instagram, in a post with the hashtag # Generation 2000 and in which he poses with Rodrygo, who also shared the image. The dress code demanded to go white. Between training and training, the players of the Real Madrid they enjoyed those special moments that connect one year to the next, in this case 2019 with 2020. Two of them, Rodrygo and Vinicius, did it together, as usual in them on holidays or days off. Sergio Ramos, meanwhile, spent the evening with Pilar Rubio, his three children or Pablo Motos, host of The Anthill. The captain left an emotional text on his social networks (“2019 has been a year of unique moments,” he typed) and a video with a pyrotechnics show. Modric posed sympathetically with his wife and children, two of them with two Madrid shirts. And the injured Asensio launched a message: “I leave this year with many teachings and with more force than ever to face 2020”. While, Florentino Pérez provided on the club’s website: “We want 2020 to be a year of success.”center_img 25last_img read more