Update on the latest sports

first_imgUpdate on the latest sports World Series to take place in Texas; bubble plans announcedUNDATED (AP) — Major League Baseball has announced the ballparks that will serve as neutral sites for the upcoming division series, league championship series and World Series.Globe Life Park in Arlington, Texas, will host the World Series as part of a bubble agreement between MLB and the union. The bubble is designed to minimize exposure to the coronavirus. The AL Championship Series will be at San Diego’s Petco Park and the NL at Globe Life, a retractable roof stadium with artificial turf that opened this year. The ALDS will be at Petco Park and Dodger Stadium, while the NLDS will play out in Arlington and Houston’s Minute Maid Park.The wild-card round will be held in the stadium of the top-seeded teams. — Keston Hiura (HEER’-uh) and Daniel Vogelbach each homered and drove in four runs as the Brewers destroyed the Cardinals, 18-3. Christian Yelich (YEH’-lihch) and Ryan Braun also provided longballs to support Brett Anderson, who allowed two runs over six frames.— Tucker Barnhart homered and Brian Goodwin prevented one with a leaping catch as the Reds earned their season-high fourth straight win, 4-1 against the Pirates. Michael Lorenzen was sharp in a spot start for Cincinnati, allowing one run and four hits while striking out six over five innings.— The Diamondbacks coughed up a seven-run lead before David Peralta hit a tiebreaking homer in the eighth inning to give them a 9-8 victory over the Angels. Longtime Angels outfielder Kole Calhoun had two homers, three hits and a career-high five RBIs in his return to Angel Stadium.— The Giants-Mariners two-game series scheduled to begin Tuesday in Seattle has been postponed due to smoky skies caused by the West Coast wildfires. The teams will now play Wednesday and Thursday at Oracle Park in San Francisco, with game times to be determined.MLB-WORLD SERIES Associated Press — DJ LeMahieu and Luke Voit drove in five runs apiece as the Yankees ripped the Blue Jays, 20-6. Voit smacked two of the Yanks’ five home runs and Gary Sanchez added a three-run blast with four ribbies in New York’s sixth straight win.— The White Sox have a three-game lead in the AL Central after Tim Anderson and James McCann homered in Chicago’s 6-2 win versus the second-place Twins. Dane Dunning limited Minnesota to one earned run and three hits while fanning seven over seven innings.— Antonio Senzatella fired a six-hitter and Elias Diaz smacked a go-ahead, two-run homer that pushed the Rockies past the Athletics, 3-1. It was Colorado’s first complete game since German Marquez went the distance in April 2019. — George Springer and Martín Maldonado (mahr-TEEN’ mal-doh-NAH’-doh) homered for the Astros, but Alex Bregman hit a go-ahead two-run single in the seventh to lead Houston past the Rangers, 4-1. José Urquidy (ur-KEE’-dee) allowed three hits and a run in seven innings for his first win of the season.— Miguel Cabrera homered and doubled as the Tigers beat the Royals, 6-0 to end a three-game skid. Matthew Boyd bounced back from a rough outing with a strong performance, throwing five-plus scoreless innings and giving up just two hits. Nurse gets extensionTORONTO (AP) — Head coach Nick Nurse and the Toronto Raptors have announced a multiyear extension without divulging the terms. Nurse has won the Atlantic Division title in each of his first two seasons at the helm. The Raptors captured the NBA title last year before finishing with the second-best record in the Eastern Conference this season.Nurse was originally signed to a three-year deal in June 2018 to lead the club.NHL-STANLEY CUP PLAYOFFS MLB-SCHEDULEUNDATED (AP) — Ryan Yarbough won for the first time in 16 appearances while helping the Tampa Bay Rays stay four games ahead of the second-place Yankees in the American League East.Yarbrough gave up one run and five hits over 5 2/3 innings in the Rays’ 6-1 downing of the Nationals. It was his first win since Aug 11, 2019 at Seattle.Nate Lowe belted a solo homer and worked out a bases-loaded walk as the Rays improved to 3-4 in a seven-game stretch against last-place opponents.Elsewhere on the major league schedule: — UAB quarterback Tyler Johnston III is out indefinitely with an injury to his non-throwing shoulder. Johnston has thrown for 293 yards and three touchdowns with one interception in the first two games against Central Arkansas and Miami. September 16, 2020 The 55-year-old Laviolette became an NHL head coach with the Islanders in 2001, guiding them to playoff berths in each of his two seasons at Uniondale. He spent 5 1/2 seasons with Nashville before being dismissed in January.NHL-WILD-BRODINWild sign BrodinST. PAUL, Minn. (AP) — The Minnesota Wild have signed defenseman Jonas Brodin (YOH’-nuhs broh-DEEN’) to a seven-year, $42 million contract extension. The 27-year-old native of Sweden had a career-high 26 assists in 69 games during the virus-shortened season. The Nuggets trailed by two before allowing just 33 points in the second half of a 104-89 victory over the Los Angeles Clippers. Denver’s comeback follows its rally against Utah in the first round and puts the Nuggets in the Western Conference finals for the first time since 2009.Jamal Murray poured in 40 points and Nikola Jokic (nih-KOH’-lah YOH’-kihch) had a triple-double of 22 rebounds, 16 points and 13 assists. Gary Harris and Jerami Grant each had 14 points in the win.The Nuggets limited Kawhi (kah-WY’) Leonard and Paul George to a combined 24 points, with Leonard scoring 14. Montrezl (MAHN’-trehz) Harrell had a team-high 20 points off the bench for the Clippers, who were trying to reach the conference finals for the first time in franchise history.The Nuggets now prepare for the Lakers. Los Angeles comes off a five-game series win over the Rockets.Earlier Tuesday, Jimmy Butler and Bam Adebayo (ad-ah-BY’-oh) have helped the Miami Heat take Game 1 of the Eastern Conference finals against Boston. The playoffs were expanded from 10 to 16 teams due to the shortened regular-season.MLB-NEWSStanton activated after missing 32 gamesUNDATED (AP) — The New York Yankees have activated designated hitter Giancarlo Stanton, third baseman Gio Urshela (ur-SHEH’-luh) and right-hander Jonathan Loaisiga from the 10-day injured list.Stanton missed 32 games with a strained left hamstring, Urshela was out with a bone spur in his right elbow and Loaisiga was sidelined with a medical condition the team did not specify. — Tony Gonsolin worked seven innings and Edwin Rios homered for the Dodgers in a 3-1 win over the Padres. Justin Turner had three singles in his return from the injured list, including an RBI single in the first. Los Angeles ended San Diego’s eight-game winning streak and regained a 2 ½-game lead in the NL West. — Huascar Ynoa (WAHS’-kahr ee-NOH’-ah) combined with three relievers on a four-hitter as the Braves topped the Orioles, 5-1. Freddie Freeman laced a pair of RBI doubles and Adam Duvall smacked his 15th home run to help the NL East leaders move 3 1/2 games ahead of second-place Miami. — Boston’s Tanner Houck gave up just two singles over five innings to win his major league debut, 2-0 over the Marlins. Jackie Bradley Jr. broke up a scoreless game with an opposite-field double off Miami starter Sandy Alcantara (al-KAN’-tah-rah) in the sixth.— Didi Gregorius (DEE’-dee greh-GOHR’-ee-uhs) belted a two-run homer and Adam Haseley supplied a two-run single for the Phillies in a 4-1 verdict over the Mets. Jake Arrieta worked 5 1/3 innings before leaving the game with a hamstring injury.— Willson Contreras and Cameron Maybin were plunked by consecutive pitches from Nick Wittgren in the ninth inning, forcing home the winning run in the Cubs’ 6-5 triumph over the Indians. Javier Baez homered for Chicago, which withstood a two-run homer in the ninth by Francisco Lindor (lihn-DOHR’) to increase its lead in the NL Central to five games. Isles beat Bolts in 2OTEDMONTON, Alberta (AP) — The New York Islanders will spend at least two more days in the Edmonton bubble after extending the Eastern Conference final to a sixth game.Jordan Eberle scored on a 2-on-1 break 12 ½ minutes into double-overtime to give the Isles a 2-1 win over the Lightning. Anders Lee lugged the puck deep into the Tampa Bay zone before sliding a pass to Eberle in the slot.Semyon Varlamov (SEHM’-yahn vahr-LAH’-mahv) was superb at times while stopping 36 shots, with some of his best stops coming in OT.The Islanders ended an 0-13 skid on the power play when Ryan Pulock blasted a shot past Andrei Vasilevskiy (vah-sih-LEHV’-skee) 15:41 into the game. New York maintained the lead until Victor Hedman’s goal four minutes into the second period. UNDATED (AP) — The New York Jets will play at least three games without running back Le’Veon Bell after he injured a hamstring during Sunday’s loss to the Bills. Head coach Adam Gase said Monday he didn’t want to put a timetable on Bell’s return, but said it was possible it could take some time because it’s a soft-tissue injury.The Jets also announced they have placed rookie wide receiver Denzel Mims and second-year linebacker Blake Cashman on IR.In other NFL news:— Drue Tranquill has been placed on injured reserve by the Chargers . The second-year linebacker broke his left ankle during the first quarter of Sunday’s 16-13 victory at Cincinnati. Right fielder Aaron Judge is expected to be activated later this week. He’s been limited to one game since Aug. 11 because of a strained right calf. Also around the majors:— Dodgers third baseman Justin Turner has been activated from the 10-day injured list after missing 13 games with a strained left hamstring. Turner entered Tuesday’s action batting .282 with two homers and 20 RBIs in 32 games during the shortened season. NFL-INJURIESJets shelve Bell Share This StoryFacebookTwitteremailPrintLinkedinRedditNBA PLAYOFFS-SCHEDULENuggets do it again…Heat beat Celts in OT to take openerLAKE BUENA VISTA, Fla. (AP) — The Denver Nuggets have advanced to the NBA’s Western Conference finals by storming back from a three-games-to-one deficit for the second straight series. Vasilevskiy finished with 22 saves for the Lightning, who are the road team for Game 6 on Thursday.NHL-CAPITALS-LAVIOLETTECapitals hire Laviolette as coachWASHINGTON (AP) — The Washington Capitals have hired a Stanley Cup-winning head coach for the first time in their history.Veteran bench boss Peter Laviolette is replacing Todd Reirden, 14 years after winning a Cup with the Hurricanes. He also led the 2010 Flyers and 2017 Predators to the Cup final. — The Bengals claimed former Browns kicker Austin Seibert off waivers but expect Randy Bullock to be ready to play in Cleveland on Thursday. Bullock missed a 31-yard field goal with 2 seconds left Sunday when his left calf cramped.— The 49ers have agreed to a one-year contract with free agent receiver Mohamed Sanu (sah-NOO’). He had 26 catches for 207 yards in eight games with New England last season.— The 49ers are seeking to identify the fan who sent racist messages to Arizona safety Budda Baker. The team says it will ban the person from future games and events. Baker tweeted a screenshot of the derogatory messages on Monday that came after his hit Sunday injured All-Pro tight end George Kittle. COLLEGE FOOTBALL-NEWSWisconsin chancellor: Big Ten football still on hold UNDATED (AP) — The University of Wisconsin chancellor says Big Ten football will remain on hold until there are answers to questions about COVID-19 testing and tracing, along with possible long-term heart issues related to the coronavirus. Big Ten leaders are reconsidering a fall season after a weekend of meetings about a plan to begin play as soon as mid-October. Wisconsin chancellor Rebecca Blank would not predict which way a vote to return to play would go. She says once Big Ten university leaders have their questions and concerns addressed, “we will try to plan a delayed season.”Also around college football:— Arkansas State’s home football game against Central Arkansas has been pushed back from Saturday to Oct. 10. Arkansas State announced Tuesday that the team cannot assemble a full two-deep depth chart at a specific position group due to player unavailability. The statement did not reveal if the postponement was COVID-19 related, but the program said the “health and safety of our student-athletes will always come first.” Butler converted a three-point play with 12 seconds left in overtime to put the Heat ahead for good in a 117-114 triumph over the Celtics. Adebayo blocked Jayson Tatum’s dunk attempt in the final seconds to seal the win.Goran Dragic (DRAH’-gihch) had 29 points, Jae Crowder scored 22 and Butler finished with 20 for Miami.The Celtics outscored the Heat 27-10 over the final 8:17 of the third quarter and led by 14 early in the fourth. Tatum scored 30 points and Marcus Smart had 26 for Boston.Game 2 is Thursday.NBA-RAPTORS-NURSElast_img read more

Prosecutors Open Astori Investigation

first_img“It permits us to individualise responsibility if there is any,” he said.“An inquiry has been opened for culpable homicide against persons unknown.“It is a duty to ascertain if the death of Astori came about through tragic fatality or if someone could have foreseen something.“At this moment no one has responsibility for anything.”Fiorentina say Astori’s autospy will take place today and his body will be taken to Florence on Wednesday before his funeral on Thursday.Fiorentina were scheduled to play Udinese in Serie A on Sunday afternoon but news of Astori’s death led to all Serie A games being called off.Police said Astori was found in his hotel room on Sunday morning.Astori, capped 14 times by Italy, joined Fiorentina in 2016 from Cagliari and had made 58 appearances for them.He is survived by a long-term partner and two-year-old daughter,Share this:FacebookRedditTwitterPrintPinterestEmailWhatsAppSkypeLinkedInTumblrPocketTelegram Prosecutors have opened a routine investigation into the death of Fiorentina captain and Italy international Davide Astori.The defender died on Sunday at the age of 31 following a “sudden illness”.Udine chief prosecutor Antonio De Nicolo said he had opened a “culpable homicide” inquiry – a routine move before an autopsy in Italy.last_img read more

In Photos: Trojans defeat Cornhuskers, 45-42, at Holiday Bowl

first_img Mariya Dondonyan | Daily Trojan Mariya Dondonyan | Daily Trojan Mariya Dondonyan | Daily Trojan Joseph Chen | Daily Trojan Mariya Dondonyan | Daily Trojan Joseph Chen | Daily Trojan Mariya Dondonyan | Daily Trojan Joseph Chen | Daily Trojan Joseph Chen | Daily Trojan Joseph Chen | Daily Trojan Joseph Chen | Daily Trojan Joseph Chen | Daily Trojan Joseph Chen | Daily Trojan Mariya Dondonyan | Daily Trojan Joseph Chen | Daily Trojan USC held off Nebraska in the Trojans’ last game of the year at the National University Holiday Bowl in Qualcomm Stadium tonight. The Trojans finish 9-4 in the first year of the Steve Sarkisian era. For more details, read our coverage of the game. Joseph Chen | Daily Trojan Mariya Dondonyan | Daily Trojan Joseph Chen | Daily Trojan Joseph Chen | Daily Trojan Joseph Chen | Daily Trojan Mariya Dondonyan | Daily Trojan Mariya Dondonyan | Daily Trojan Mariya Dondonyan | Daily Trojan Mariya Dondonyan | Daily Trojan Mariya Dondonyan | Daily Trojan Mariya Dondonyan | Daily Trojan Joseph Chen | Daily Trojan Mariya Dondonyan | Daily Trojan Joseph Chen | Daily Trojan Joseph Chen | Daily Trojan Joseph Chen | Daily Trojan Mariya Dondonyan | Daily Trojanlast_img read more

Entering her senior year, Alicia Hansen improved her base-running

first_img Published on April 10, 2019 at 10:29 pm Contact Adam: adhillma@syr.edu | @_adamhillman Facebook Twitter Google+ When Syracuse head coach Shannon Doepking first looked at the statistics from the 2018 season, she was stunned. Then-junior Alicia Hansen had only 10 stolen base-attempts. In 2019, Hansen’s last for the Orange, Doepking decided to make Hansen’s speed a priority.So, after a practice at Skytop Softball Stadium in the fall of 2018, Doepking and assistant coaches Vanessa Shippy and Miranda Kramer asked Hansen to improve her base running. She needed to attempt more steals.“I think when you get a player like Alicia, who can do it on both sides of the ball… what you get is someone who buys in really, really quickly,” Doepking said.Through 37 games this year for Syracuse, Hansen has stolen 16 bases. Four away from her season-goal of 20. Doepking noticed Hansen’s speed and athleticism, and it’s paid off. The senior is first on the team by six steals for Syracuse (17-20, 6-6 Atlantic Coast) after being third on the team with nine last year. Hansen has benefited from a team-wide mindset that promotes aggressive play.“It was just a whole new mindset for me because the team prides itself on if you’re aggressive and make a mistake, we’ll talk about it,” Hansen said. “If you don’t make the mistake, you can’t get better.”AdvertisementThis is placeholder textEntering the season, Doepking and Shippy pushed Hansen to take more bases compared to last year. In 2018, Hansen totaled just 10 steal attempts in 50 games. She’s nearly doubled her total to 19 attempts in 13 fewer contests. Whether stealing second base or trying to score on a shallow single, Hansen knew she had to be faster, she said.Anna Henderson | Digital Design EditorHansen has tried to time her steals better by running as the pitcher turns to pitch, junior Toni Martin said. In practice, Hansen will stand on first base with one of the Syracuse pitchers on the mound. Just as they release the ball, either Kramer or Shippy will clap, signaling Hansen when to run. This builds in muscle memory — to time her jump as soon as the pitcher ends her windup.“She comes with this aggressive and competitive approach that forces teams to be on their A game to be able to throw her out,” senior outfielder Bryce Holmgren said. “I just think it really plays into her personality well.”The senior’s work has paid off and Doepking said Hansen has become one of the best base runners on the team. In the first inning against Notre Dame on March 30, Hansen’s speed made an impact. She dropped a bunt just as UND pitcher Payton Tidd shifted her gaze toward another runner headed to third. Hansen reached first with ease, changed direction and dashed to second. Before third baseman Melissa Rochford’s throw reached the bag, Hansen was ruled safe.“It all just comes back to the aggressive mindset,” Hansen said. “If I was out there, I know coach wouldn’t have been mad at me for trying.” Commentslast_img read more

Reigning County Senior Football Champions face Ardfinnan

first_imgThere are a number of mouthwatering ties this evening in the third round of the county senior football championship.County champions Loughmore Castleiney are up against Ardfinnan in Golden, with Loughmore favourites to come out on top there.There’s also a clash between Drom & Inch and Kilsheelan-Kilcash in Cashel, and Moyle Rovers and Fethard in a clash of neighbours in Clonmel. Tipp FM analyst Tom McGrath says that the meeting of Loughmore and Ardfinnan could be a tight one.last_img

Cowboys’ Ezekiel Elliott does the ‘Dak Dance’ to celebrate touchdown vs. Lions

first_imgI’ve seen people having fun with the video of Dak Prescott warming-up, so I had to do it too by adding MC Hammer. 🤣🤣 pic.twitter.com/3daN5WNmZz— George Montes (@george_montes) November 11, 2019During Sunday’s Dallas-Detroit throwdown in Motown, Prescott’s running mate caught the fever, as well, following a touchdown vs. the Lions. Dak Dance fever has infected Ezekiel Elliott.Prior to last Sunday night’s game vs. the Vikings, NBC highlighted quarterback Dak Prescott’s interesting pregame routine, which includes what can best be described as a “hip thrust.” 🤣 @EzekielElliott broke out the @Dak Dance on this TD celebration pic.twitter.com/oTG3SdywSr— FOX Sports (@FOXSports) November 17, 2019The Cowboys would go on to win 35-27, with the Dance once again taking center stage.The Dak Dance (or Prescott Pirouette, if you prefer), took Twitter by storm — and the NFL soonafter. Earlier this week, 49ers players Jimmy Garoppolo and Nick Bosa were caught mimicking the Prescott Pirouette.This might be the best bromance the NFL has seen, while the dance is already better than the Floss, the Wu-Tang and the Electric Slide.last_img read more

19-year-old gunman dies after firing several rounds in GA Walmart

first_imgPolice say one man is dead  after firing several rounds inside a Georgia Walmart on Saturday morning before turning the gun on himself.Police identified the gunman as 19-year-old John Jaylen Walker Kinnitt of Waycross.No injuries have been reported, and a motive have not been established at this time.The investigation is ongoing and police are encouraging anyone with information to come forward.This story is developing.last_img

Former Boca School Principal Fired After Holocaust Email

first_img(Boca Raton, FL) — A former Boca Raton principal is out of work after sending a controversial email to a parent about the Holocaust. It read quote, “I can’t say the Holocaust is a factual, historical event because I am not in a position to do so as a school district employee. Wednesday night, Palm Beach County public schools fired former Spanish River High School Principal William Latson Wednesday, four months after comments he made about the Holocaust prompted a national outcry.By a 5-2 vote, county school board members approved the veteran principal’s termination on grounds of “ethical misconduct” and “failure to carry out job responsibilities.”The official justification for Latson’s termination was not the explosive comments that drew international attention but his failure to return messages from district officials in the days after his comments became public.The decision culminates months of political turbulence and legal wrangling over Latson’s case, in which the district found itself caught up in an unprecedented furor over the principal’s refusal to state unequivocally to a parent that the Holocaust was a historical fact.Latson was reassigned three months ago and his firing will take effect November 21st, but his lawyer tells the Palm Beach Post he’ll file an appeallast_img read more

Miami woman arrested for biting boyfriend’s penis

first_imgA Miami woman was arrested after biting her boyfriend’s penis “out of frustration.”Police charged 33-year-old Esperanza Gomez with aggravated assault with a deadly weapon and battery.On Wednesday, Gomez and her boyfriend were drinking before she left the couple’s apartment and returned with a female friend, police said.The group continued to drink until the friend left the couple’s apartment.Shortly after, Gomez reportedly became enraged and accused her boyfriend of wanting to have sex with her friend.She began screaming at her boyfriend before threatening him with a knife.The boyfriend had minor injuries, including red marks and redness on his chest, police said.No other information has been released at this time.last_img read more