18Sep/20

‘Take them off’: Ben Stokes’ extraordinary ‘request’ revealed

first_imgSport, Yahoo Sport UKIT was the incident that divided the cricket world and one that some still believe decided the Cricket World Cup.But according to one England great, Ben Stokes was not on the side you might have thought after his team benefitted from an unlikely clash between bat and ball.Needing nine runs from the final three balls to win the final, England were handed a huge slice of luck when the ball ricocheted off Stokes’ bat while he was running and it raced away to the boundary.As Stokes was coming back for a second run, the umpires awarded England the two runs plus another four for the overthrows – six in total.That ruling was questioned upon an inspection of the rulebook and decorated former umpire Simon Taufel declared the officials made a ‘clear mistake’ with their interpretation of law 19.8.The Australian umpire said England should only have been awarded five runs, rather than six.Now, in the days after the country soaked up their first World Cup triumph, Test star Jimmy Anderson has revealed Stokes apparently asked the umpires to reverse their decision.“The etiquette in cricket is if the ball is thrown at the stumps and it hits you and goes into a gap in the field you don’t run,” Anderson told a BBC podcast.“But if it goes to the boundary, in the rules it’s four and you can’t do anything about it.“I think, talking to Michael Vaughan who saw him after the game, Ben Stokes actually went to the umpires and said ‘can you take that four runs off? We don’t want it’.“But it’s in the rules and that’s the way it is.”Whether the umpires would have taken the runs off the board is one question – and the likely answer is no.The other is whether Anderson’s second-hand information from Vaughan is totally accurate, and that will remain up in the air until Stokes speaks again.But the all-rounder, who was once given out obstructing the field against Australia in 2015, was clearly shocked to have realised his bat redirected the ball from New Zealand’s throw.“I will be apologising to Kane for the rest of my life,” the Kiwi-born England star said after the match.The apparent mistake by the umpires affected more than the score to the tune of an added run.Had the rules been applied correctly, Stokes would have been at the other end for the penultimate ball of the innings.Adil Rashid should have taken strike with England needing four runs to win from two deliveries.But it was not to be, and to their credit nobody from New Zealand, the ICC or England has forced the issue. (Yahoo Sport UK)last_img read more

09Sep/20

Ward aiming for historic triple in boxing championships

first_imgJoe Ward aims to make history this afternoon by becoming the first Irish man to win three gold medals at the European Boxing Championships.The Westmeath man is due through the ropes in the afternoon session for the light-heavyweight final against a Russian opponent- Muslim GadzhimagomedovTeam Ireland will bring home three medals from the tournament – with Kyle Walker and Brendan Irvine winning bronze.last_img

31Aug/20

Former Trinidadian politician Albert Sydney charged with sexual assault

first_imgA former temporary independent parliamentarian will reappear in court on April 5 after he was charged with sexual penetration and indecent assault of a 17-year-old girl earlier this month.Albert Sydney appeared before Magistrate Adia Mohammed in the Port of Spain Magistrates’ Court Friday and was granted TT$100,000 bail.The 43-year-old former legislator, who had participated in the Children Bill 2012, is alleged to have committed the offence at his home a week ago. He was arrested in a joint exercise involving officers of the Western Division Task Force and the Child Protection Unit.The arrest was made based on a report made by the 17-year-old girl that she was sexually assaulted by the accused.last_img read more

26Aug/20

NLCS photos: Dodgers face the Brewers in Game 5 at Dodger Stadium

first_imgRelated Articles Dodgers hit seven home runs, sweep Colorado Rockies Newsroom GuidelinesNews TipsContact UsReport an Error Fire danger is on Dave Roberts’ mind as Dodgers head to San Francisco Photos from the National League Championship Series Game 5 as the Los Angeles Dodgers play host to the Milwaukee Brewers Wednesday afternoon in Dodger Stadium.Photos from Tuesday night’s Game 4 | Live updates from Game 5PreviousLos Angeles Dodgers relief pitcher Kenley Jansen celebrates the 5-2 win in game five of the National League Championship Series at Dodger Stadium on Wednesday, October 17, 2018 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Keith Birmingham, Pasadena Star-News/SCNG)Los Angeles Dodgers’ Justin Turner hits an RBI double in the seventh inning of game five of the National League Championship Series at Dodger Stadium on Wednesday, October 17, 2018 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Kevin Sullivan, Orange County Register/SCNG)Los Angeles Dodgers’ Yasiel Puig hits an RBI single in the sixth inning of game five of the National League Championship Series at Dodger Stadium on Wednesday, October 17, 2018 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Kevin Sullivan, Orange County Register/SCNG) SoundThe gallery will resume insecondsLos Angeles Dodgers’ Justin Turner (10) is congratulated by Joc Pederson (31) after scoring in the sixth inning of game five of the National League Championship Series at Dodger Stadium on Wednesday, October 17, 2018 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by David Crane, Los Angeles Daily News/SCNG)Los Angeles Dodgers’ Chris Taylor (3) slaps the hand of third base coach Chris Woodward (45) after stealing third base in the fifth inning of game five of the National League Championship Series at Dodger Stadium on Wednesday, October 17, 2018 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Keith Birmingham, Pasadena Star-News/SCNG)Los Angeles Dodgers starting pitcher Clayton Kershaw reacts after walking a batter to put two runners on base in the third inning of game five of the National League Championship Series at Dodger Stadium on Wednesday, October 17, 2018 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Keith Birmingham, Pasadena Star-News/SCNG)Milwaukee Brewers relief pitcher Brandon Woodruff (53) comes into replace starting pitcher Wade Miley in the first inning of game five of the National League Championship Series at Dodger Stadium on Wednesday, October 17, 2018 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by David Crane, Los Angeles Daily News/SCNG)Milwaukee Brewers starting pitcher Wade Miley makes a brief appearance in game five of the National League Championship Series at Dodger Stadium on Wednesday, October 17, 2018 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Keith Birmingham, Pasadena Star-News/SCNG)After just a few pitches, Milwaukee Brewers starting pitcher Wade Miley leaves the game in the first inning of game five of the National League Championship Series at Dodger Stadium on Wednesday, October 17, 2018 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Keith Birmingham, Pasadena Star-News/SCNG)Milwaukee Brewers’ Lorenzo Cain argues with Greg Gibson after he was caught stealing in the first inning of game five of the National League Championship Series at Dodger Stadium on Wednesday, October 17, 2018 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Keith Birmingham, Pasadena Star-News/SCNG)Milwaukee Brewers’ Lorenzo Cain is tagged out by Los Angeles Dodgers second baseman Max Muncy on a steal attempt in the first inning of game five of the National League Championship Series at Dodger Stadium on Wednesday, October 17, 2018 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Keith Birmingham, Pasadena Star-News/SCNG)Los Angeles Dodgers starting pitcher Clayton Kershaw throws in the first inning of game five of the National League Championship Series at Dodger Stadium on Wednesday, October 17, 2018 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Keith Birmingham, Pasadena Star-News/SCNG)Los Angeles Dodgers center fielder Cody Bellinger catches the ball after a bounce in the first inning of game five of the National League Championship Series at Dodger Stadium on Wednesday, October 17, 2018 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by David Crane, Los Angeles Daily News/SCNG)Milwaukee Brewers second baseman Hernan Perez turns a double play as Los Angeles Dodgers’ Justin Turner slides into second base in the first inning of game five of the National League Championship Series at Dodger Stadium on Wednesday, October 17, 2018 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Kevin Sullivan, Orange County Register/SCNG)Los Angeles Dodgers’ Manny Machado breaks his bat as he hits into a double play in the first inning of game five of the National League Championship Series at Dodger Stadium on Wednesday, October 17, 2018 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Kevin Sullivan, Orange County Register/SCNG)Los Angeles Dodgers’ Justin Turner is hit by a pitch in the first inning of game five of the National League Championship Series at Dodger Stadium on Wednesday, October 17, 2018 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Keith Birmingham, Pasadena Star-News/SCNG)Los Angeles Dodgers third baseman Justin Turner wears Ninja Turtles on his cleats today in game five of the National League Championship Series at Dodger Stadium on Wednesday, October 17, 2018 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by David Crane, Los Angeles Daily News/SCNG)Milwaukee Brewers’ Orlando Arcia (3) high fives Carlos Subero (31) after hitting a single in the third inning of game five of the National League Championship Series at Dodger Stadium on Wednesday, October 17, 2018 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Keith Birmingham, Pasadena Star-News/SCNG)Milwaukee Brewers’ Lorenzo Cain hits and RBI double in the third inning of game five of the National League Championship Series at Dodger Stadium on Wednesday, October 17, 2018 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Kevin Sullivan, Orange County Register/SCNG)Los Angeles Dodgers center fielder Cody Bellinger chases an RBI double ball hit by Lorenzo Cain in the third inning of game five of the National League Championship Series at Dodger Stadium on Wednesday, October 17, 2018 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by David Crane, Los Angeles Daily News/SCNG)With bases loaded, Los Angeles Dodgers starting pitcher Clayton Kershaw pumps his fist after ending the scoring threat with a strikeout in the third inning of game five of the National League Championship Series at Dodger Stadium on Wednesday, October 17, 2018 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by David Crane, Los Angeles Daily News/SCNG)Milwaukee Brewers’ Lorenzo Cain reacts after hitting an RBI double in the third inning of game five of the National League Championship Series at Dodger Stadium on Wednesday, October 17, 2018 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Keith Birmingham, Pasadena Star-News/SCNG)Milwaukee Brewers’ Orlando Arcia celebrates in the dugout after scoring in the third inning of game five of the National League Championship Series at Dodger Stadium on Wednesday, October 17, 2018 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Keith Birmingham, Pasadena Star-News/SCNG)Los Angeles Dodgers starting pitcher Clayton Kershaw works the mound in the third inning of game five of the National League Championship Series at Dodger Stadium on Wednesday, October 17, 2018 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by David Crane, Los Angeles Daily News/SCNG)Los Angeles Dodgers first baseman Max Muncy makes an out on Milwaukee Brewers’ Hernan Perez in the fourth inning of game five of the National League Championship Series at Dodger Stadium on Wednesday, October 17, 2018 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by David Crane, Los Angeles Daily News/SCNG)Los Angeles Dodgers starting pitcher Clayton Kershaw works the mound in the third inning of game five of the National League Championship Series at Dodger Stadium on Wednesday, October 17, 2018 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by David Crane, Los Angeles Daily News/SCNG)Los Angeles Dodgers first baseman Max Muncy gets control of the ball to make the out in the fourth inning of game five of the National League Championship Series at Dodger Stadium on Wednesday, October 17, 2018 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by David Crane, Los Angeles Daily News/SCNG)Los Angeles Dodgers’ Joc Pederson hits a broken bat single in the fourth inning of game five of the National League Championship Series at Dodger Stadium on Wednesday, October 17, 2018 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by David Crane, Los Angeles Daily News/SCNG)Milwaukee Brewers second baseman Hernan Perez forces out Los Angeles Dodgers’ Joc Pederson in the fourth inning of game five of the National League Championship Series at Dodger Stadium on Wednesday, October 17, 2018 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Keith Birmingham, Pasadena Star-News/SCNG)Los Angeles Dodgers starting pitcher Clayton Kershaw throws in the fifth inning of game five of the National League Championship Series at Dodger Stadium on Wednesday, October 17, 2018 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Keith Birmingham, Pasadena Star-News/SCNG)Milwaukee Brewers’ Orlando Arcia throws the ball away allowing Los Angeles Dodgers’ Chris Taylor to make it to second base on the error in the fifth inning of game five of the National League Championship Series at Dodger Stadium on Wednesday, October 17, 2018 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Keith Birmingham, Pasadena Star-News/SCNG)Los Angeles Dodgers’ Kike Hernandez strikes out in the fifth inning of game five of the National League Championship Series at Dodger Stadium on Wednesday, October 17, 2018 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by David Crane, Los Angeles Daily News/SCNG)Los Angeles Dodgers’ Austin Barnes hits an RBI single in the fifth inning of game five of the National League Championship Series at Dodger Stadium on Wednesday, October 17, 2018 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Kevin Sullivan, Orange County Register/SCNG)Los Angeles Dodgers’ Cody Bellinger drops his helmet after striking out in the fifth inning of game five of the National League Championship Series at Dodger Stadium on Wednesday, October 17, 2018 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by David Crane, Los Angeles Daily News/SCNG)Los Angeles Dodgers’ Chris Taylor, left, comes to the dugout after scoring in the fifth inning of game five of the National League Championship Series at Dodger Stadium on Wednesday, October 17, 2018 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by David Crane, Los Angeles Daily News/SCNG)Los Angeles Dodgers starting pitcher Clayton Kershaw throws in the sixth inning of game five of the National League Championship Series at Dodger Stadium on Wednesday, October 17, 2018 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Keith Birmingham, Pasadena Star-News/SCNG)Los Angeles Dodgers’ Chris Taylor applauds after scoring in the fifth inning of game five of the National League Championship Series at Dodger Stadium on Wednesday, October 17, 2018 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Keith Birmingham, Pasadena Star-News/SCNG)Los Angeles Dodgers’ Cody Bellinger, center, celebrates a Dodgers run in the fifth inning of game five of the National League Championship Series at Dodger Stadium on Wednesday, October 17, 2018 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Keith Birmingham, Pasadena Star-News/SCNG)Los Angeles Dodgers’ Manny Machado winces after getting hit by a pitch in the sixth inning of game five of the National League Championship Series at Dodger Stadium on Wednesday, October 17, 2018 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by David Crane, Los Angeles Daily News/SCNG)Los Angeles Dodgers’ Justin Turner hits a single in the sixth inning of game five of the National League Championship Series at Dodger Stadium on Wednesday, October 17, 2018 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Kevin Sullivan, Orange County Register/SCNG)Los Angeles Dodgers’ Manny Machado is hit by a pitch in the sixth inning of game five of the National League Championship Series at Dodger Stadium on Wednesday, October 17, 2018 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Keith Birmingham, Pasadena Star-News/SCNG)The Dodger bench celebrates an RBI single by Max Muncy in the sixth inning of game five of the National League Championship Series at Dodger Stadium on Wednesday, October 17, 2018 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Kevin Sullivan, Orange County Register/SCNG)Los Angeles Dodgers’ Max Muncy hits an RBI single in the sixth inning of game five of the National League Championship Series at Dodger Stadium on Wednesday, October 17, 2018 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by David Crane, Los Angeles Daily News/SCNG)Los Angeles Dodgers’ Max Muncy hits an RBI single in the sixth inning of game five of the National League Championship Series at Dodger Stadium on Wednesday, October 17, 2018 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Keith Birmingham, Pasadena Star-News/SCNG)Los Angeles Dodgers’ Yasiel Puig (66) and Joc Pederson (31) welcome Justin Turner (10) after he scored in the sixth inning of game five of the National League Championship Series at Dodger Stadium on Wednesday, October 17, 2018 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Keith Birmingham, Pasadena Star-News/SCNG)Milwaukee Brewers relief pitcher Brandon Woodruff is pulled from the game after going up the lead in the sixth inning of game five of the National League Championship Series at Dodger Stadium on Wednesday, October 17, 2018 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Keith Birmingham, Pasadena Star-News/SCNG)Dodger fans cheer during Game 5 of the National League Championship Series between the Los Angeles Dodgers and the Milwaukee Brewers at Dodger Stadium in Los Angeles on Wednesday, October 17, 2018. (Photo by Kevin Sullivan, Orange County Register/SCNG)Los Angeles Dodgers’ Cody Bellinger, left, and Yasiel Puig celebrate after Puig’s RBI single in the sixth inning of game five of the National League Championship Series at Dodger Stadium on Wednesday, October 17, 2018 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Keith Birmingham, Pasadena Star-News/SCNG)Los Angeles Dodgers’ Max Muncy is tagged out at third by Milwaukee Brewers shortstop Orlando Arcia in the sixth inning of game five of the National League Championship Series at Dodger Stadium on Wednesday, October 17, 2018 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by David Crane, Los Angeles Daily News/SCNG)Los Angeles Dodgers’ Yasiel Puig hits a pinch-hit RBI single in the sixth inning of game five of the National League Championship Series at Dodger Stadium on Wednesday, October 17, 2018 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Keith Birmingham, Pasadena Star-News/SCNG)Los Angeles Dodgers’ Yasiel Puig looks back at his dugout as he hits an RBI single in the sixth inning of game five of the National League Championship Series at Dodger Stadium on Wednesday, October 17, 2018 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Kevin Sullivan, Orange County Register/SCNG)Los Angeles Dodgers’ Yasiel Puig looks back at his dugout as he hits an RBI single in the sixth inning of game five of the National League Championship Series at Dodger Stadium on Wednesday, October 17, 2018 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by David Crane, Los Angeles Daily News/SCNG)Los Angeles Dodgers’ Yasiel Puig hits an RBI single in the sixth inning of game five of the National League Championship Series at Dodger Stadium on Wednesday, October 17, 2018 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by David Crane, Los Angeles Daily News/SCNG)Los Angeles Dodgers’ Cody Bellinger heads to second base on a double in the seventh inning of game five of the National League Championship Series at Dodger Stadium on Wednesday, October 17, 2018 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Kevin Sullivan, Orange County Register/SCNG)Los Angeles Dodgers’ Justin Turner is congratulated by Yasiel Puig after scoring in the seventh inning of game five of the National League Championship Series at Dodger Stadium on Wednesday, October 17, 2018 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by David Crane, Los Angeles Daily News/SCNG)Los Angeles Dodgers’ Matt Kemp celebrates Justin Turner’s RBI double in the seventh inning of game five of the National League Championship Series at Dodger Stadium on Wednesday, October 17, 2018 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Keith Birmingham, Pasadena Star-News/SCNG)Milwaukee Brewers manager Craig Counsell leaves the field after changing pitcher in the seventh inning of game five of the National League Championship Series at Dodger Stadium on Wednesday, October 17, 2018 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Keith Birmingham, Pasadena Star-News/SCNG)Dodger fans celebrate in the outfield seats in the eighth inning of game five of the National League Championship Series at Dodger Stadium on Wednesday, October 17, 2018 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Keith Birmingham, Pasadena Star-News/SCNG)Los Angeles Dodgers’ Clayton Kershaw helps his own cause by scoring on a Justin Turner double in the seventh inning of game five of the National League Championship Series at Dodger Stadium on Wednesday, October 17, 2018 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Keith Birmingham, Pasadena Star-News/SCNG)Los Angeles Dodgers relief pitcher Pedro Baez come in to pitch in the eighth inning of game five of the National League Championship Series at Dodger Stadium on Wednesday, October 17, 2018 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by David Crane, Los Angeles Daily News/SCNG)Los Angeles Dodgers’ Cody Bellinger comes to the dugout after scoring in the seventh inning of game five of the National League Championship Series at Dodger Stadium on Wednesday, October 17, 2018 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by David Crane, Los Angeles Daily News/SCNG)Los Angeles Dodgers relief pitcher Pedro Baez gives a fist pump after getting a batter out in the eighth inning of game five of the National League Championship Series at Dodger Stadium on Wednesday, October 17, 2018 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by David Crane, Los Angeles Daily News/SCNG)Dodger fans celebrate in the outfield seats in the eighth inning of game five of the National League Championship Series at Dodger Stadium on Wednesday, October 17, 2018 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Kevin Sullivan, Orange County Register/SCNG)Los Angeles Dodgers’ Yasiel Puig stretches a single into a double in the eighth inning as Milwaukee Brewers’ Hernan Perez is late with the tag in game five of the National League Championship Series at Dodger Stadium on Wednesday, October 17, 2018 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Kevin Sullivan, Orange County Register/SCNG)Los Angeles Dodgers’ Yasiel Puig celebrates a double in the eighth inning of game five of the National League Championship Series at Dodger Stadium on Wednesday, October 17, 2018 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by David Crane, Los Angeles Daily News/SCNG)Los Angeles Dodgers’ Yasiel Puig stretches a single into a double in the eighth inning as Milwaukee Brewers’ Hernan Perez is late with the tag in game five of the National National League Championship Series at Dodger Stadium on Wednesday, October 17, 2018 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Keith Birmingham, Pasadena Star-News/SCNG)Los Angeles Dodgers’ Yasiel Puig stretches a single into a double in the eighth inning as Milwaukee Brewers’ Hernan Perez is late with the tag in game five of the National National League Championship Series at Dodger Stadium on Wednesday, October 17, 2018 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Keith Birmingham, Pasadena Star-News/SCNG)Los Angeles Dodgers outfielder Yasiel Puig takes a bow after he thought he stole third base in the eighth inning but was told to go back to second in game five of the National League Championship Series at Dodger Stadium on Wednesday, October 17, 2018 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Keith Birmingham, Pasadena Star-News/SCNG)Dodgers beat the Brewers 5-2 in game five of the National League Championship Series at Dodger Stadium on Wednesday, October 17, 2018 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Kevin Sullivan, Orange County Register/SCNG)Los Angeles Dodgers relief pitcher Kenley Jansen celebrates the 5-2 win in game five of the National League Championship Series at Dodger Stadium on Wednesday, October 17, 2018 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Keith Birmingham, Pasadena Star-News/SCNG)Los Angeles Dodgers’ Justin Turner hits an RBI double in the seventh inning of game five of the National League Championship Series at Dodger Stadium on Wednesday, October 17, 2018 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Kevin Sullivan, Orange County Register/SCNG)NextShow Caption1 of 69Los Angeles Dodgers’ Justin Turner hits an RBI double in the seventh inning of game five of the National League Championship Series at Dodger Stadium on Wednesday, October 17, 2018 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Kevin Sullivan, Orange County Register/SCNG)Expandcenter_img Cody Bellinger homer gives Dodgers their first walkoff win of season Dodgers’ Max Muncy trying to work his way out of slow start How Dodgers pitcher Ross Stripling topped the baseball podcast empire last_img read more

12Aug/20

Pirates beat Reds 4-2, wait for wild card rematch

first_imgby Joe KayAP Baseball WriterCINCINNATI (AP) – The preliminaries are done. On to Pittsburgh and the playoffs.Jordy Mercer had a triple and an inside-the-park homer, and the Pirates completed a three-game sweep of the Cincinnati Reds with a 4-2 victory Sunday that was mostly an afterthought for teams looking ahead to a rematch in Pittsburgh.They’ll open the postseason on Tuesday night at PNC Park, the Pirates’ first playoff game in 21 years. They’ve met five times in the playoffs: 1970, 1972, 1975, 1979 and 1990, when the Reds won their last World Series title.Right-hander Johnny Cueto (5-2), who is 8-2 career at PNC Park, will face left-hander Francisco Liriano (16-8), who is 0-3 in four starts against Cincinnati this season.First, they had to finish the regular season with a game that meant little.The Pirates played mostly backups. Pedro Alvarez was in the lineup, giving him a chance to try to win the NL home run crown outright. He and Arizona’s Paul Goldschmidt opened the day tied with 36. Alvarez walked, was hit by a pitch and popped out. The last Pirate to lead the league in homers was Willie Stargell in 1973 with 44.Reds manager Dusty Baker started his regulars but began substituting after the third inning. Corky Miller had a two-run double.The Reds dropped their last five games, matching their season high.Mercer got the Pirates’ second inside-the-park homer of the season when right fielder Jay Bruce dived and missed his sinking liner in the second inning. Mercer also had a triple off Greg Reynolds (1-3) and scored twice.Garrett Jones homered for the Pirates, who hit nine in all during the series. Brandon Cumpton (2-1) gave up a pair of hits in five shutout innings. Kyle Farnsworth got his second save.On Tuesday, the Ohio River cities will add to a rivalry that has long been second-best for both cities. Cincinnati has its in-state grudge match with Cleveland. Pittsburgh also has a long-standing rivalry with Cleveland, a pair of steel cities that share a love for polkas and pierogies.Lately, the river rivalry has moved to the forefront.The Bengals beat the Steelers at Heinz Field last December to clinch the AFC North title and knock the Steelers out of the postseason. They signed one of Pittsburgh’s best players – linebacker James Harrison – as a free agent and beat the Steelers again in a Monday night game at Paul Brown Stadium this month.And now, it’s spilling over to baseball with an edgy series that got both cities’ attention during the summer – 28 batters plunked overall, the most in the majors. All those hit batters have left a mark.It feels like a rivalry again.“I think we’ve gotten each other’s attention since I’ve been here,” said Clint Hurdle, in his third season as the Pirates manager. “I think there’s a professional respect and there’s a desire to go out and win.“I think the content of the games and the quality of the games over the past three years have probably led to that a little bit. It’s kind of refreshing. That’s the way it was back when I was a kid watching these two teams play.”The Reds are trying to get past the disappointment of their closing week. They clinched a playoff spot on Monday night, but went in to a batting slump that allowed the Pirates to get home-field advantage for the wild card.“As bad as things have been this weekend, we should be very happy and thankful that we’re going to Pittsburgh to play instead of being down and sad about what’s transpired,” Baker said. “Our goal is to go to Atlanta or St. Louis (in the division series) and then give our people some more games.”Notes: Alvarez also led the NL with 186 strikeouts. Bruce was second with 185. … Reds 2B Brandon Phillips was out of the lineup with a bruised left shin, hit by a foul ball on Saturday. He’s expected to play on Tuesday. … Joey Votto and Shin-Soo Choo finished first and second in the NL in on-base percentage. Votto led the NL in walks for the third straight season with a club-record 135. … The Reds drew 2,492,059 fans for 80 home dates, a season record at Great American Ball Park.___Follow Joe Kay on Twitter: http://twitter.com/apjoekaylast_img read more

04Aug/20

Standing For Trayvon Martin: Red Bank man organizes ‘silent and peaceful’…

first_imgLewis contacted some area churches and community organizations to help spread the word about the event. He and his organization applied to borough police and obtained the required permit to allow the vigil to go forward. Lewis said he told police he would expect between 100-500 people to attend.The intent, Lewis explained, is for “showing that we stand up for our youth, and in particular our black children.”The incident, as widely reported, involved the Feb. 26 shooting and killing of Martin, an African American teenager, by George Zimmerman, who was a volunteer for a neighborhood community watch group. It has been reported that Martin was unarmed and that Zimmerman claims to have shot Martin in self-defense.The shooting has sparked outrage and concern, especially in black communities, with some alleging that Martin was shot because of his race and attire, including wearing a hooded sweatshirt, or “hoodie,” which, although worn by people of all ages and races, some associate with criminals.Lewis is calling on those planning to his assembly to wear hoodies in a show of support.Lewis, 34, who is black, was born and raised in Red Bank, He is a graduate of Red Bank Regional High School, Little Silver and attended Delaware State University on a football scholarship. Following his college graduation,he worked for not-for-profit organizations.He recently moved back to Red Bank after living and working in Wilmington, Delaware for the past eight years.And as a young man of color, he said, he knows the sting of being stereotyped for his race and clothing.“I know it is constantly on your mind as a young black male in America,” he said.“When I dress down, that’s what I wear,” he said, referring to a hooded sweatshirt. He feels many people “tend to jump the gun and judge a book by its cover.”He recalled instances in college, “where, we’re outside, just hanging around the car, maybe an officer pulls up and kind of assumes,” he said without completing the sentence.“Sometimes in that whole process, you feel yourself scared or feeling threatened for something you know you didn’t do,” he said.He characterized himself as “A young man who has come through life, made some mistakes, made some good choices, made some bad choices.“But I’ve learned from doing,” he said.“For me it’s even more personal. I am Trayvon Martin,” he said.The purpose of his organization is to work with youth, especially boys and young men, and help to steer them from  bad choices by offering positive role models. And if they make mistakes, “help them to understand their mistakes and learn from (them) and how to move on from them.” RED BANK — The shooting of unarmed 17-year-old Trayvon Martin by a neighborhood watch volunteer in Sanford, Fla. Feb. 26 has sparked a national debate.What really happened between the two men in Sanford is still not known.But the impact of the incident is being felt around the nation and in the two rivers.This Monday, a gathering in memory of Martin will take placeBilled as a “Silent and Peaceful Stand for Trayvon Martin,” the event is being organized by Team I.M.P.A.C.T., a group that mentors young black men and boys.The purpose of the gathering, its organizers say, is to call attention to the already high profile incident, and to focus similar situations that place young African-Americans at risk.“It’s not a rally, it’s not a march,” the organization’s founder, Darnell Lewis, said on Wednesday. “It’s a stand of silence and peace for that particular hour, in solidarity,” with the Martin family.The gathering is scheduled for Monday from 6:30-7:30 p.m. on the corner of Shrewsbury Avenue and Drs. James Parker Boulevard. It will be “a peaceful assembly,” Lewis said.last_img read more

03Aug/20

Nelson Killjoys play host to four-team Women’s Roller Derby Tournament

first_imgNelson defeated Armstrong before dropping a close encounter to Kelowna Apple Smacks in the spring.”This event is the only chance to see roller derby in Nelson this year, so it’s not one to miss,” said a Killjoys spokeperson.”The Killjoys are donating to the SPCA, the Women’s Centre and CJLY Co-op Radio instead of taking any funds from admission, so we really hope the whole community supports these great causes, supports local non profit organizations, and supports local (and undeniably entertaining) athletics.”The WKRD League disbanded last fall after the three teams in Nelson, Castlegar and Trail/Rossland decided to separate into travel teams.There is no admission to the tournament.Instead, spectators are urged to make a donation to local charity during the tournament.”The Killjoys are really proud of all that we and our team and league accomplished while we established roller derby in the Kootenays, and we are also extra proud to have been the final Golden Boot winners,” the Killjoys spokeperson explained. The Nelson Killjoys host the four-team Blood Bath and Beyond Women’s Roller Derby Tournament Saturday (June 25) at the NDCC Arena.The Killjoys are joined by NWO Wolf Pack (Chilliwack), Avalance City All Stars (Fernie) and TOAST (Thompson-Okanagan) in the event which begins at 9 a.m.The Championship Final, against the top two teams, is set for 6:30 p.m., also in the NDCC Arena.The Killjoys are 1-1 since leaving the West Kootenay Roller Derby League.last_img read more

31May/20

Prem to drop early transfer deadline as Arsenal, Liverpool and Spurs admit defeat

first_imgThe German now feels the move has not worked because European leagues have not followed suit.Boss Poch announced Tottenham chairman Daniel Levy has agreed to accept his advice and back European alignment.Most Read In FootballTHROUGH ITRobbie Keane reveals Claudine’s father was ’50-50′ in coronavirus battleTOP SELLERGavin Whelan has gone from League of Ireland to David Beckham’s InstagramExclusiveRIYAD RAIDMan City’s Riyad Mahrez has three luxury watches stolen in £500,000 raidPicturedAN EYEFULMeet Playboy model and football agent Anamaria Prodan bidding to buy her own clubI SAW ROORodallega saw Rooney ‘drinking like madman’ & Gerrard ‘on bar dancing shirtless’NEXT STEPJonny Hayes set to move to English Championship having been let go by Celtic LADBROKES 1-2-FREE Simply predict Liverpool, Rangers vs Celtic and Arsenal vs Spurs scores this weekend and win £100Chelsea remain a stand-out in opposition to the move. The Blues’ stance is that clubs can simply say ‘No’ to potential suitors.Prem clubs can debate the issue at the first shareholders meeting of the 20 members on September 12.With a simple majority required, it is expected the matter will be formally put to a vote — with England getting in line with Europe.2 Jurgen Klopp was forced to bring in free agent Adrian when No1 Alisson got injuredCredit: Getty PREMIER LEAGUE clubs will have until September 1 to do their transfer business next summer.The about-turn comes after Arsenal, Liverpool and Spurs agreed closing the window early simply had not worked.2 Mauricio Pochettino has been left struggling to maintain his star man Christian Eriksen’s focusCredit: Richard Pelham – The SunEuropean clubs had until yesterday to complete their squads for the new term.Prem sides’ window for registering players shut on August 8, one day before the season started.But August saw Mauricio Pochettino distracted by the Christian Eriksen saga at Spurs.And Liverpool had to bring in Adrian as an emergency back-up for injured keeper Alisson.FIVE OF BIG SIX AGREESo five of the Big Six are now supporting a return.Manchester United and City were outvoted in November after trying to put the Prem in line with Europe.Arsenal had pushed for the early window closure when Arsene Wenger was furious at losing Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain to Liverpool in 2017, two weeks into the season.CHELSEA GOING IT ALONEBut they have now changed their stance.Liverpool boss Jurgen Klopp was also initially in favour of the early closure.last_img read more

18Jan/20

Guiao believes Fiba suspensions were ‘fair’

first_imgDon’t miss out on the latest news and information. Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew Putin’s, Xi’s ruler-for-life moves pose challenges to West ‘High crimes and misdemeanors’: Trump impeachment trial begins Carpio hits red carpet treatment for China Coast Guard PLAY LIST 02:14Carpio hits red carpet treatment for China Coast Guard02:56NCRPO pledges to donate P3.5 million to victims of Taal eruption00:56Heavy rain brings some relief in Australia02:37Calm moments allow Taal folks some respite03:23Negosyo sa Tagaytay City, bagsak sa pag-aalboroto ng Bulkang Taal01:13Christian Standhardinger wins PBA Best Player award MACAU—The end result of the ugly brawl between the Philippines and Australia during the Fiba World Cup Asian Qualifiers may not have been as shocking as the fight itself.ADVERTISEMENT Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Trump assembles a made-for-TV impeachment defense team MOST READ LATEST STORIES Almost the entire of the Gilas squad and three Boomers were suspended for a varying number of games, a punishment which NLEX head coach Yeng Guiao believes was fairly given.“Actually, that is fair for me,” said Guiao, a former national team mentor, said in Filipino Thursday after the Road Warriors’ 88-78 win over Xinjiang Guangui in the Asia League Super 8 here.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSGinebra beats Meralco again to capture PBA Governors’ Cup titleSPORTSAfter winning title, time for LA Tenorio to give back to Batangas folkSPORTSTim Cone still willing to coach Gilas but admits decision won’t be ‘simple yes or no’“I’ve been suspended a few games. I thought they will be suspended for a few more games than what they got. For me, that’s actually okay. We just have to push through this and move on.”Japeth Aguilar and Matthew Wright are suspended for one game each with Terrence Romeo, Jayson Castro, Andray Blatche, and Troy Rosario given three-game suspensions. View comments Lacson: Calamity fund cut; where did P4 billion go? Volcano watch: Island fissures steaming, lake water receding Roger Pogoy, Carl Bryan Cruz, and Jio Jalalon are suspended for five games while Calvin Abueva got the hardest hit with a six-game suspension.Of the Gilas players who were present at Philippine Arena only Allein Maliksi, Gabe Norwood, Baser Amer, and June Mar Fajardo were spared.“I guess that’s just my attitude because that’s already over,” said Guiao, whose team will be in the semifinals of the Super 8. “Let’s serve our penalties and move on and learn our lessons from that.”ADVERTISEMENT In fight vs corruption, Duterte now points to Ayala, MVP companies as ‘big fish’ Palace OKs total deployment ban on Kuwait OFWs Report: Disney dropping the ‘Fox’ from movie studio names Fiba ban chance for other players to step up for Gilas, says Alapaglast_img read more