Riise pondering return to Norway

first_img Press Association John Arne Riise’s Fulham career could soon be over, with the left-back revealing it may be time to return to his native Norway. Having coming through the youth ranks at Aalesund, the 33-year-old played for Monaco, Liverpool and Roma before joining the Whites in 2011. Riise was initially a first-team regular under Martin Jol, but has fallen out of favour and only appeared twice in the Premier League for Fulham this term. center_img A January move to join up with his brother Bjorn Helge at Lillestrom has been mooted and, with his contract up at the end of the season, the full-back concedes he could soon leave Craven Cottage. “I have lived abroad for almost half my life,” Riise told TV2. “The time may be ripe to move home in the new year. “It would be fun to end my career in Lillestrom with my brother, but I have not taken any decision on what to do yet. I feel at least I can play in four or five years.” last_img read more

PL chief sceptical over B team plan

first_img Press Association The Premier League is worried that Greg Dyke’s plan for a B team league would “decimate” the English football pyramid. ‘League Three’, as it has become known, would contain a mix of non-league sides and Premier League B teams. The idea behind the league is that it would allow young players at England’s top clubs to play competitive football, rather than academy matches. Many top-flight managers have backed the proposal, but Premier League chief executive Richard Scudamore thinks ‘League Three’ would be a bad idea. “I’ve been on record very recently as saying the English pyramid is one of our unique strengths and would like to think we would be able to come up with a solution, which doesn’t mean the decimation, the infiltration or the damage of something precious,” Scudamore told Sky Sports News. “I have some real concerns that we shouldn’t be looking to infiltrate and damage the pyramid, and therefore I would like to think we should exhaust all other options and ideas.” According to the commission’s report, 32 per cent of starters qualified to play for England in the 2012-13 Premier League season. Twenty years ago, that figure stood at 69 per cent. The commission now wants the number of English players in the Premier League to rise to 45 per cent over the next eight years. The creation of a B team league has infuriated some chairmen of lower league and non-league teams. The England Commission, led by Football Association chairman Dyke, laid out its plans for the future of the national game at Wembley on Thursday. One of the commission’s proposals is to insert a new tier into the football pyramid below League Two and the Conference. “It will destroy the whole fabric of the league structure,” Portsmouth chief executive Mark Catlin told the BBC. Former Leeds and England manager Howard Wilkinson, who sat on the commission, thinks the critics will come around eventually though. “I understand their concerns fully and over time it will need to be shown to them that the positives outweigh the negatives,” Wilkinson told Press Association Sport. “When the Premier League came in there was a furore for four months about what impact that would have and look where they are now. Those who are in it are very happy.” There was a backlash from some fans. Nearly 20,000 people signed a petition against plans for League Three within 24 hours of Dyke’s proposals being launched. The petition was started by 21-year-old Grimsby fan Lewis Horwell, who said Dyke’s plans would “ruin years of tradition” if implemented. Many Premier League managers backed the initiative on Friday, however. Liverpool boss Brendan Rodgers, who spent much of his early coaching career overseeing youth development at Reading and Chelsea, told talkSPORT: “It’s something that I’ve thought for years that should happen. It’s something I’m a big advocate of. “I’ve worked in development for nearly 15 years and I look at the investment; there’s a huge investment that’s been put into young players in this country, and there’s a huge investment that’s been put into coaching. “The under-21s (league) doesn’t bring the competition, the competitive nature, that’s required for you as a manager to assess a young player. “People will always talk about the tradition of the game here in this country, but one of the things that’s most constant is change and you have to look at ways in which you can be better and giving young players a chance.” Ryan Giggs, the most-decorated player in the history of the English game, came through the youth ranks at Manchester United along with the likes of Paul Scholes, David Beckham and Gary Neville. The Welshman, now interim player-manager at United, also gave his backing to the idea of a B team league. He said: “I would support it. “I remember playing at Old Trafford for the reserves when I was 15 or 16 against Everton. “I was playing against men and it helped me. It helped you physically, mentally and it definitely brought me on. “Rather than playing against players of their own age when it is all about technical ability, which is obviously important, you would be coming up against men at an early age and that would prepare you for what is the fastest and quickest and strongest league in the world.” last_img read more

ICC World Cup ICC Cricket World Cup 2019: Virat Kohli’s India begin campaign against demoralised South Africa

first_img For all the Latest Sports News News, ICC World Cup News, Download News Nation Android and iOS Mobile Apps. highlights India has won only one game in the World Cup against South Africa.Shikhar Dhawan helped India to a win against South Africa in 2015 World Cup.India lost their 1999 encounter in England to South Africa by four wickets. For Faf du Plessis’ side, a loss against India will deepen their crisis but they can take a leaf out of Pakistan’s book. Sarfaraz Ahmed’s team were blown away by the West Indies but they clicked as a unit against the favourites England to win by 14 runs. A loss for India will not be an ideal beginning for Kohli in a tournament where momentum will play a crucial role due to the round-robin format.Team combinationsIndia is expected to field two spinners and KL Rahul might be their designated number four. With Lungi Ngidi out for the match due to a hamstring injury, Dale Steyn might be expected to make a comeback. Hashim Amla might come back after missing the Bangladesh game due to a concussion.India (Playing XI): Rohit Sharma, Shikhar Dhawan, Virat Kohli, KL Rahul, MS Dhoni, Hardik Pandya, Kedar Jadhav, Mohammed Shami, Jasprit Bumrah, Kuldeep Yadav, Yuzvendra ChahalSouth Africa (Playing XI): Hashim Amla, Quinton de Kock, Faf du Plessis, Rassie van der Dussen, JP Duminy, David Miller, Andile Phehlukwayo, Chris Morris, Kagiso Rabada, Dwaine Pretorius, Imran TahirWho will win?When the balance of the side and confidence are considered, India holds the upper hand. South Africa is battling injuries and losing two games has dented their confidence.Weather and pitchSouthampton received rain on Tuesday but conditions on match day are expected to be fine with a little bit of cloud. The pitch in Southampton is expected to be good for batting.StatisticsIn four World Cup encounters, South Africa have won three while India has won. South Africa won the first three encounters in 1992, 1999 and 2011 while India broke their jinx by winning the 2015 match in Melbourne by 130 runs. In the 1999 World Cup encounter in Brighton, South Africa won by four wickets thanks to Jacques Kallis’ 96 which trumped Sourav Ganguly’s 97 and Rahul Dravid’s 54.Stadium and timingsThe match will be played at The Rose Bowl in Southampton and the match will begin at 3:00 PM IST. New Delhi: Finally, the time has come. They dominated in South Africa. They stumbled in England. Created history in Australia and New Zealand. They were shocked by Australia at home. Their warm-up games were also mixed. Virat Kohli and the Indian cricket team’s two-year journey of domination and mixed results have all culminated in their first ICC Cricket World Cup 2019 encounter at Southampton and their opponents will be South Africa, a team who are low on confidence after losing to England and Bangladesh. For Kohli and the Indian cricket team, the clash at the Rose Bowl gives them a chance to make South Africa’s path thorny and dent their morale even further. Kohli, with the backing of MS Dhoni and a settled core of bowlers and batsmen, will be aiming to make a big statement in Southampton.On paper, India looks settled on paper. They have a settled team who have match-winners in both the batting and the bowling department. They have gotten rest and will be fresh as they approach the game against the Proteas, who will be carrying the baggage of two losses. On the other hand, South Africa are battling injury concerns in addition to low confidence with Lungi Ngidi ruled out and Dale Steyn ruled out of the tournament due to a shoulder injury. India also suffered some injuries during practice, with Vijay Shankar and Kohli getting hit on the forearm and thumb but the BCCI medical staff have ensured that they are in good touch.last_img read more

Significance of Iran’s Only Female Olympic Medalist’s Defection

first_imgThe announcement on Sunday by Iran’s only female Olympic medallist, Kimia Alizadeh, that she will defect is the latest in a series of high-profile changes of nationality from the country’s top athletes.The defections have been for a variety of reasons and across many different sports. Here are some of the most significant.Kimia Alizadeh Alizadeh made history when she competed in taekwondo at the Rio Olympics in 2016.Aged only 18, she beat Sweden’s Nikita Glasnovic 5-1 in the bout for the bronze in the -57kg category. It made her the first Iranian woman to win an Olympic medal.But in the wake of that success, she felt the country’s authorities were using her success as a propaganda tool.Now 21, she disappeared last week, with rumours circulating she was seeking to settle in the Netherlands.Though she has not confirmed where she is, she has announced in an Instagram post that she left Iran because she did not want to be part of “hypocrisy, lies, injustice and flattery”.“I wore whatever they told me and repeated whatever they ordered. Every sentence they ordered I repeated. None of us matter for them, we are just tools,” she wrote.She has described herself as “one of the millions of oppressed women in Iran”.As significant as Alizardeh’s defection is, it is not even the first major Iranian sporting defection of 2020 – less than two weeks into the year.Two leading figures in Iranian chess, Shohreh Bayat and Mitra Hejazipour, have both been expelled for removing their hijab in competitions outside of the country. This action is considered defiance of Iran’s compulsory Islamic dress code.Bayat is an international chess referee – Asia’s only Grade-A arbiter at that – and previously was the first woman to be general secretary of a sports federation in Iran. She said she would not be returning to Iran after photos were published showing her not wearing the compulsory headscarf during Shanghai Women’s World Championship 2020 games.When the photographs first emerged, Bayat’s father said her headscarf had fallen accidentally. But pictures later showed her without it at other games. Nigel Short, the vice-president of the International Chess Federation (Fide), posted one of the photos on Twitter saying Bayat is “a great ambassador for her country”, and Bayat retweeted it.Her father now says she is “worried about going on with her activities in Iran” and is seeking to continue in another country.Meanwhile on 2 January, the Iran Chess Federation expelled veteran female chess grandmaster Mitra Hejazipour for removing her scarf during the World Rapid and Blitz Chess Championship in Moscow.Hejazipour, who said she will now compete in a private capacity and live in France, was told she “has no place in the Islamic Republic’s national team any more”.Meanwhile at the end of 2019, the world number two junior player, Alireza Firouzja, competed under a Fide flag instead of the Iranian one.For political reasons, Iran has had a blanket ban on any athletes competing against Israeli opposition; Iran does not recognise the state of Israel.But because this ban violates the rules of most international sporting federations, it has put several athletes in a difficult situation in competitions – in particular sports at which both Iran and Israel have talent, such as wrestling and judo.Share this:FacebookRedditTwitterPrintPinterestEmailWhatsAppSkypeLinkedInTumblrPocketTelegramlast_img read more

RACE : Tornado changes schedule, mindset of Missouri Southern

first_img Published on September 5, 2011 at 12:00 pm Comments Tom Howe didn’t think much of this particular tornado warning. After all, he grew up in Iowa where such warnings are common, and he’d never experienced one before.So on May 22 — only two weeks after Howe had moved to Joplin, Mo., to become the defensive line coach for Division II Missouri Southern State — the first-year coach paid little attention when a warning was issued.But within a few minutes, he and defensive backs coach Kevin Almlie saw a funnel cloud outside Almlie’s apartment, about four miles in the distance. They took shelter. Howe, Almlie and Almlie’s girlfriend all huddled in the master bathroom of the apartment. They heard glass breaking and debris striking the house. The trio held onto the door to keep it from blowing off its hinges.It was the first time Howe had ever been in a tornado. And the tornado he lived through turned out to be the seventh deadliest in United States’ history.‘Any time you’re in a situation like that, you’re afraid,’ Howe said. ‘But you know it’s out of your hands at that point, and you just have to hope the worst didn’t happen to you.’AdvertisementThis is placeholder textThe worst didn’t happen to them.After what felt like a minute, the tornado was gone, and they were alive. One-hundred-fifty-seven others in Joplin weren’t so lucky, losing their lives in the EF5 tornado.***Minutes after, the trio emerged from the bathroom and ventured outside.‘There were people screaming because they were trapped in debris,’ Howe said. ‘We could see the hospital from where we were — before, you could never see it because of all the buildings that were once in the way. There were fires, the air smelled like gasoline and ammonia all night.’Howe called defensive coordinator Mike Mutz immediately and told him they needed some help. Mutz had been in the north of town, where his home was hit with strong winds and hail but not affected by the tornado. He hopped in his car and drove to get them.‘It was beyond anything I had ever seen,’ Mutz said.And for three weeks after the tornado, football wasn’t on anyone’s mind. Instead, each day, the football staff would gather at 8 a.m. in the office and then get dropped off in the middle of wreckage to ‘try to start to help people,’ Howe said.‘We lost a month of work. We did what we were supposed to do,’ Mutz said.As the summer moved along, the coaches knew they had to prepare for the season. Missouri Southern has a program of community service for its football players — normally, Howe said, they might complete their community service just to get it done. But this year, players approached the coaches and asked how they could do more to help the community.Once players reported for practice in August, they began the habit of sticking around after daylong workouts to go to whichever church or center needed their help, Mutz said.Players would spend all day handing out food and water and helping with day-to-day operations at disbursement centers to help those affected by the tornado.‘There was so much work to be done, games to get ready for. But you do what you have to do to help the community,’ Mutz said. ‘When you have 100 strong, young people wanting to help, you just wish you had more than 24 hours in a day to get more accomplished.’***Before the tornado, Howe wasn’t concentrated on the risks associated with living in the Midwest. Instead, he was concentrating on his new position at Missouri Southern.He said he was enjoying life in Joplin, a ‘top Midwestern town’ with plenty to do and nice people. He was learning what to study, developing game plans and working on football recruiting — the activities of ‘any normal football team in the country.’The tornado eliminated normal, and to this day Joplin is still trying to bring itself back.The trees that lay in the three-quarter-mile swath of damaged land don’t have branches on them. Instead, leaves grow out of the trunks. The Walgreens in town is rebuilt and some buildings have seen minor repairs.But 105 days after the tornado touched down, only the foundations of buildings remain.So does the foundation of the football team. The Lions took the field this past Thursday at No. 15 Central Missouri, a team that made it to the quarterfinals of the Division II tournament last year. They lost 42-24, but Mutz said there were plenty of positive things he saw on the field.‘We knew it would be a challenge going up to those folks, but football certainly helps you to get back to as normal as life can be,’ he said. ‘But still, it’s kind of selfish to talk about normalcy when two blocks away, life’s still not normal.’The Lions’ home opener is Sept. 17. This year, that night game will be a little different than before.‘There’s a feeling around the team that this seems a little bit more important,’ Howe said. ‘They’re looking to come back for a sense of normalcy. They look at it as an opportunity to do something exciting and special for the community.‘I have the belief we could do some really, really special things this year. I can’t wait to watch them play, I’m excited for us. I’m excited for the city of Joplin.’knmciner@syr.educenter_img Facebook Twitter Google+last_img read more

Kofi Kingston recreates 2009 ‘Boom Drop’ scene with Randy Orton at MSG

first_img WATCH US LIVE WE RECOMMEND Last Updated: 12th September, 2019 14:04 IST Kofi Kingston Recreates 2009 ‘Boom Drop’ Scene With Randy Orton At MSG The WWE champion Kofi Kingston turned the clock back on this past week’s SmackDown&recreated the same moment at the same venue, leaving Randy Orton in a heap. 11 months ago Randy Orton: Rumours about WWE’s Apex Predator that came true COMMENT LIVE TV Koushik Narayanan SUBSCRIBE TO US 1 year ago Independence Day wishes come in for India from the WWE; John Cena, Roman Reigns & Seth Rollins join in FOLLOW US 1 year ago 2019 WWE WrestleMania 35 Schedule, Matches, Timings and Telecast in India WWE champion Kofi Kingston is on a roll ever since he captured the title from Daniel Bryan at Wrestlemania earlier this year. He has remained the WWE champion for over four months and has defied the odds of losing the belt even in the toughest of the circumstances. Kofi Kingston’s association with the WWE dates back to more than 15 years, as the star rose from ECW to WWE and then finally went on to become champion in the summer of 2019. Through his years in WWE, Kofi Kingston has had some intense rivalries. One of the most famous rivalry was with WWE’s Apex Predator Randy Orton. Back in 2009, their rivalry was pushed to such extents where Kofi Kingston had ‘boom-dropped’ Randy Orton on a table among the audience at the Madison Square Garden in New York. The WWE champion turned the clock back on this past week’s SmackDown Live and recreated the same moment at the same venue, leaving Randy Orton in a heap.  READ | Undertaker chokeslams Sami Zayn in middle of ring as he returns to MSGKofi Kingston ‘boom-drops’ Randy OrtonNicknamed WWE’s Apex Predator, Randy Orton is known for his cunning ways and harsh attack at his opponents. Randy Orton wears his opponent out both physically and mentally and does it in a systematic fashion. After dismantling Kofi Kingston’s New Day partners Xavier Woods and Big E with the help of The Revival two weeks before, Randy Orton attempted to repeat the same actions that had left Kofi Kingston on the ground after last week’s SmackDown Live. However, Kofi Kingston, who had warned Randy that he would recreate the moment, did not step back from the fight and took it to Randy Orton. The two superstars fought each other among the audience leading up to the top stands. It was here that Kofi Kingston used a steel chair to fell Orton and placed him on a table, setting him up for the drop. Kofi Kingston then recreated the decade-old ‘Boom-drop’ at the MSG, leaving Randy Orton clutching his ribs as Kofi waved to his fans. READ | Stone Cold Steve Austin returns to MSG, delivers stunner to AJ StylesShane McMahon fires Kevin OwensKevin Owens was at trouble with the authorities ever since his return to the ring. His feud with Shane McMahon lasted for more than two months, with both the stars battling it out at many pay-per-view events. Kevin Owens had delivered a stunner to Shane McMahon two weeks before on SmackDown, leading to a fine of $100,000 to be imposed on him. Though Owens sought relief from Shane McMahon, the SmackDown commissioner waited for the right opportunity to use Owens and it came this past Tuesday. Shane McMahon was initially defeated by Gable following a perfect roll-up suplex from the underdog, following which he made the match a two out of three falls match. Owens tried his best to officiate neutrally but was under extreme pressure from Shane and hence made a fast count that saw the second fall go to Shane. However, in the third round, Gable astonishingly managed to get the ankle lock on, making Shane tap out. While the bell rang indicating that Gable was victorious and would proceed to the finals of the King of the Ring tournament, a frustrated Shane McMahon attacked Kevin Owens from behind and landed several punches on his face before saying ‘You’re fired’!. READ: Independence Day wishes come in for India from the WWE; John Cena, Roman Reigns & Seth Rollins join inREAD: As King Of The Ring Tournament Makes Its Comeback, Here Are The Five Instances Where It Took The Superstars To Greatness First Published: 12th September, 2019 13:40 IST 11 months ago WWE Raw 2019: Braun Strowman v Seth Rollins; Sasha Banks v Becky Lynch Written Bylast_img read more

Bell not happy about being pulled in Jets’ scrimmage

first_imgLast Updated: 27th August, 2020 07:18 IST Bell Not Happy About Being Pulled In Jets’ Scrimmage Le’Veon Bell was pulled out of the New York Jets’ scrimmage at practice Wednesday as a precaution because coach Adam Gase said the star running back’s hamstrings felt “a little tight” WATCH US LIVE Le’Veon Bell was pulled out of the New York Jets’ scrimmage at practice Wednesday as a precaution because coach Adam Gase said the star running back’s hamstrings felt “a little tight.”Well, an apparently unhappy Bell took to social media shortly after Gase’s video news conference and declared he’s totally fine.“Ain’t nothin wrong with my hamstrings,” Bell insisted on Twitter.Bell participated in two series in practice and had one carry and one catch, but then ended up watching the rest of the scrimmage from the sideline as Frank Gore and rookies La’Mical Perine and Pete Guerriero handled the backfield duties.“I’ll always have to hold him back and be like, ‘I don’t think it’s a good idea for you to go back out there,” Gase said. “That’s why we pulled him out. He won’t do it on his own. He’ll keep going out there until somebody else pulls him out.”So, that’s what happened during the scrimmage. And, Bell wasn’t a fan.“It’s tough to stay loose when you do a bunch of standing around……& I’m used to GOINGGG,” Bell said.Bell has often said he likes getting lots of carries to get himself in a rhythm during games. But when a Twitter follower pointed out that this was only practice, the veteran running back countered that he needs the on-field action now.“Exactly…I PRACTICE for a GAME!!!” he wrote. “I need to PRACTICE to be great in GAMES!!! duh.”Image credits: AP First Published: 27th August, 2020 07:18 IST Written By SUBSCRIBE TO UScenter_img COMMENT Associated Press Television News LIVE TV FOLLOW USlast_img read more

Police arrest man suspected of vandalizing Haitian church in Port St….

first_imgUPDATE: Police arrested a suspect on Wednesday, May 16th. The suspect is identified as 29-year-old Christopher Joseph Trout of Port St. Lucie.*************************************Police are looking for a man who vandalized a Haitian church in Port St. Lucie, Fl, even as worshippers are demanding action. New Jerusalem Church of God member Marie Leger looked over security camera footage of a man walking outside her church and smashing the cameras. The video shows a man in sunglasses, an orange shirt and blue shorts, walking directly toward one camera and smacking it. He had earlier reversed his car into a parking space but kept his license plate out of view. Some members believe the man targeted the church because it is the only black church in the area.The church has only been on Port St. Lucie Boulevard for seven months.last_img read more

Rams vs. Bears results: Score, highlights from Chicago’s dominant Sunday night win

first_img.@MarcusPeters was waiting… and he picked it!#LARams INTERCEPTION!📺: #LARvsCHI on NBC pic.twitter.com/QiMKZt0guk— NFL (@NFL) December 10, 20188:24 p.m.: LA won the toss and deferred to the second half so the Bears will start with the ball.Pregame7:21 p.m.: Inactives for tonight’s game:RBs Justin Davis + John Kelly Both Active for #LAvsCHIRead 📰 » https://t.co/Kxt37V0sNa pic.twitter.com/MJ4Yz8rpLh— Los Angeles Rams (@RamsNFL) December 10, 2018Today’s inactives for #DaBears:9 Tyler Bray11 Kevin White26 Deon Bush49 Kylie Fitts69 Rashaad Coward83 Javon Wims97 Nick Williams#LARvsCHI— Chicago Bears (@BearsPR) December 9, 2018 MORE: Watch the NFL live and on demand with fuboTV (7-day free trial)The Rams (11-2) looked lost all night, especially quarterback Jared Goff, who threw four interceptions. Goff completed just 45.4 percent of his passes, netting 180 passing yards. The Bears (9-4) improved to 6-1 at home thanks to a dominant defensive performance. Forcing four turnovers and allowing the fewest point total by LA all season, Chicago’s defense will be a force to be reckoned with come playoff time.Sporting News provided live updates and highlights from the game. Rams vs. Bears: Score, highlightsBears: 15Rams: 6FINAL: Bears 15, Rams 611:35 p.m.: LA runs one play and the clock expires. The Bears top the Rams on Sunday night 15-6.11:33 p.m.: The Bears punt it back to LA with 25 seconds left. LA has no timeouts and it looks like Chicago’s going to win this thing.11:27 p.m.: INTERCEPTION BEARS. The Rams go for it on fourth-and-10 with 2:20 to go and Goff is intercepted for the fourth time tonight. This one by Prince Amukamara. Chicago takes over with 2:13 to go at its own 48-yard line.11:23 p.m.: MISSED FIELD GOAL BEARS. Cody Parkey misses a 38-yard attempt that would have potentially iced the game for Chicago. 11:16 p.m.: Goff is sacked on fourth down by Chicago’s Akiem Hicks and the Rams turn it over on downs.3 INTs.3 sacks.6 points allowed.#DaBears defense tonight 💪💪💪📺: #LARvsCHI on NBC pic.twitter.com/NfjNmj0qZ6— NFL (@NFL) December 10, 201811:15 p.m.: Rams with the ball trying to chip away at this Chicago lead. Goff can’t convert on third-and-4, but LA’s gonna go for it.11:01 p.m.: MISSED FIELD GOAL RAMS. Goff’s pass to Gurley falls incomplete on third-and-15 so the Rams send Zuerlein out to attempt the 40-yard field goal. His kick hits the right upright and is not good. 10:56 p.m.: A 29-yard pickup from Goff to Robert Woods has the Rams in Chicago territory.10:50 p.m.: The Rams pick up a first down on second-and-inches at the start of the fourth quarter. End of third quarter: Bears 15, Rams 610:40 p.m.: INTERCEPTION BEARS. On the ensuing play, Chicago’s Kyle Fuller picks of Goff at the Chicago 19-yard line. Bears get the ball back. Back-to-back interceptions!@iamjohnthethird picks Trubisky and Kyle Fuller takes it back on the next play!📺: #LARvsCHI on NBC pic.twitter.com/APYaNs9Sqk— NFL (@NFL) December 10, 201810:38 p.m.: INTERCEPTION RAMS. Trubisky is picked off for the third time tonight, this time by LA’s John Johnson III. He returns it to 35 yards to the Chicago 27-yard line.10:30 p.m.: Khalil Mack forces a fumble by Goff, but LA is able to recover it and avoiding the turnover.10:29 p.m: Injured player for LA:DB Dominique Hatfield is down after the kickoff. The cart is coming out for him.— Myles Simmons (@MylesASimmons) December 10, 201810:21 p.m.: TOUCHDOWN BEARS. Trubisky finds offensive lineman Bradley Sowell for the 2-yard score. Bears lead 15-6.Another big man TD for #DaBears!@Mtrubisky10 finds OT Bradley Sowell for SIX.📺: #LARvsCHI on NBC pic.twitter.com/KNP71AlBbG— NFL (@NFL) December 10, 201810:16 p.m.: Tarik Cohen breaks free for a huge 23-yard run to set the Bears up at the LA 10-yard line.10:11 p.m.: SAFETY BEARS. Chicago’s Eddie Goldman sacks Goff in the end zone on second-and-15 to record the safety. Bears lead 8-6.SAFETY!@EddieGoldman sacks Goff and gives #DaBears an 8-6 lead!📺: #LARvsCHI on NBC pic.twitter.com/mQ1KmtabMB— NFL (@NFL) December 10, 201810:10 p.m.: The Rams receive the second-half kick and begin at their own 13-yard line.Halftime: Rams 6, Bears 69:55 p.m.: INTERCEPTION BEARS. Goff is picked off at the goal line on a Hail-Mary attempt as time expires in the first half.9:52 p.m.: INTERCEPTION RAMS. Trubisky is picked off by LA’s Nickell Robey-Coleman at the Chicago 49-yard line with 19 seconds left. LA will try to sneak into field-goal range before the half.9:49 p.m.: The Bears’ defense hold and the Rams punt the ball back to Chicago with 51 seconds left until halftime.9:48 p.m.: Rams have the ball with 1:12 left trying to get some points on the board before the half.9:35 p.m.: FIELD GOAL RAMS. Zuerlein connects on a 50-yard field goal attempt. Game tied 6-6.9:26 p.m.: After review, the ruling is overturned and LA’s awarded the first down. The fake punt expert @JHekker pulls off ANOTHER one!First down, #LARams📺: #LARvsCHI on NBC pic.twitter.com/knw9di0gWu— NFL (@NFL) December 10, 20189:23 p.m.: The Bears defense forces a punt, but the Rams run a fake and seem to pick up the necessary yardage, but the officials spot the ball short of the marker. LA’s challenging the ruling on the field.9:15 p.m.: FIELD GOAL BEARS. A pass on third-and-goal from Trubisky to Allen Robinson falls incomplete and the Rams defense holds the Bears to a field goal. Bears lead 6-3.9:10 p.m.: INTERCEPTION BEARS. Jared Goff is intercepted by Chicago’s Roquan Smith on the second play of the Rams drive. Smith returns it 22 yards to the LA 4-yard line.The rookie LB @RoquanSmith1 intercepts Jared Goff and returns it inside the 5! #DaBears📺: #LARvsCHI on NBC pic.twitter.com/6irgz0f17M— NFL (@NFL) December 10, 20189:07 p.m.: Injury update on Sullivan:Injury Update: C John Sullivan is being evaluated for a concussion.— Los Angeles Rams (@RamsNFL) December 10, 20189:06 p.m.: Trubisky’s nearly picked off again, but it’s ruled incomplete. Chicago will punt it away.9:01 p.m.: The Bears force the Rams to punt near the start of the second quarter.End of first quarter: Rams 3, Bears 38:57 p.m.: LA’s John Sullivan was down with an injury, but was able to walk off the field on his own power.8:44 p.m. On third-and-5, Trubisky is sacked by LA’s John Franklin-Myers for a 10-yard loss. The Bears settle for a 39-yard field goal. Game tied 3-3.8:42 p.m.: Chicago’s putting together a nice drive here. It’s at the LA 11-yard line and threatening.8:32 p.m.: FIELD GOAL RAMS. The Bears’ defense holds and forces the Rams to settle for a field goal. Greg Zuerlein converts the 27-yard attempt to get the Rams on the board first. Rams lead 3-0.8:29 p.m.: INTERCEPTION RAMS. Six plays into the Bears’ opening drive and Mitchell Trubisky overthrows Joshua Bellamy and is intercepted by LA’s Marcus Peters. He returns it 48 yards to the Chicago 15-yard line. The Rams looked to move one step closer to clinching a first-round bye in the playoffs, but they met the immovable object that is the Bears defense and lost 15-6 on Sunday night.LA’s usually-explosive offense was held to just two field goals on the night and 214 yards.  last_img read more

Yankees bomb Dodgers with five home runs in rout

first_img How Dodgers pitcher Ross Stripling topped the baseball podcast empire As out of character as Ryu’s vulnerability at home was the performance of the Dodgers’ offense.The Dodgers rightfully pride themselves on having one of the best contact percentages in baseball this season and one of the lowest strikeout rates. But they whiffed frequently against Yankees left-hander James Paxton, swinging and missing at 29 pitches – matching this year’s single-game high shared by Astros righties Gerritt Cole and Justin Verlander – and striking out 11 times in Paxton’s 6-2/3 innings. Smith and Cody Bellinger struck out in all six of their at-bats against Paxton.“Paxton was really good tonight,” Roberts said. “Fastball 96 to 98 (mph), top of the zone. Curveball was sharp with depth. We just didn’t get many good swings off all night.“I don’t know how many guys had seen Paxton. He was really good tonight. But I think there’s some unfamiliarity on top of him being really good. There was a lot of swing-and-miss out of the zone with the breaking ball down below and fastballs in the zone. We typically don’t do that very much so hopefully we’ll get another crack at him later this season.”This homestand began with the Dodgers scoring 16 runs on Tuesday. They have been held to seven runs on 16 hits in the next three games (two walk-off wins over the Toronto Blue Jays and Friday’s loss). Fire danger is on Dave Roberts’ mind as Dodgers head to San Francisco PreviousNew York Yankees’ Didi Gregorius, left, and Cameron Maybin celebrate after the Yankees defeated the Los Angeles Dodgers 10-2 in a baseball game, Friday, Aug. 23, 2019, in Los Angeles. (AP Photo/Mark J. Terrill)New York Yankees shortstop Didi Gregorius, right, celebrates his fifth inning grand slam with Aaron Judge (99) at Dodger Stadium in Los Angeles on Friday, Aug. 23, 2019. (Photo by Scott Varley, Daily Breeze/SCNG)Los Angeles Dodgers starting pitcher Hyun-Jin Ryu (99) pitches to the Yankees at Dodger Stadium in Los Angeles on Friday, Aug. 23, 2019. (Photo by Scott Varley, Daily Breeze/SCNG) SoundThe gallery will resume insecondsLos Angeles Dodgers starting pitcher Hyun-Jin Ryu (99) pitches to the Yankees at Dodger Stadium in Los Angeles on Friday, Aug. 23, 2019. (Photo by Scott Varley, Daily Breeze/SCNG)New York Yankees’ Aaron Judge tosses his bat after striking out during the first inning of the team’s baseball game against the Los Angeles Dodgers on Friday, Aug. 23, 2019, in Los Angeles. (AP Photo/Mark J. Terrill)Los Angeles Dodgers first baseman Max Muncy (13) wears his nickname on the back of his all white uniform at Dodger Stadium in Los Angeles on Friday, Aug. 23, 2019. (Photo by Scott Varley, Daily Breeze/SCNG)New York Yankees starting pitcher James Paxton (65) pitches at Dodger Stadium in Los Angeles on Friday, Aug. 23, 2019. (Photo by Scott Varley, Daily Breeze/SCNG)Los Angeles Dodgers second baseman Enrique Hernandez (14) commits an error on a ball hit by New York Yankees shortstop Didi Gregorius at Dodger Stadium in Los Angeles on Friday, Aug. 23, 2019. (Photo by Scott Varley, Daily Breeze/SCNG)After throwing a wild pitch, Los Angeles Dodgers starting pitcher Hyun-Jin Ryu (99) runs to home plate to keep a Yankees runner at third base at Dodger Stadium in Los Angeles on Friday, Aug. 23, 2019. (Photo by Scott Varley, Daily Breeze/SCNG)New York Yankees right fielder Aaron Judge (99) hits a solo home run at Dodger Stadium in Los Angeles on Friday, Aug. 23, 2019. (Photo by Scott Varley, Daily Breeze/SCNG)New York Yankees’ Aaron Judge, right, hits a solo home run off Los Angeles Dodgers starting pitcher Hyun-Jin Ryu, left, of South Korea, during the third inning of a baseball game Friday, Aug. 23, 2019, in Los Angeles. (AP Photo/Mark J. Terrill)New York Yankees’ Aaron Judge hits a solo home run next to Los Angeles Dodgers catcher Will Smith during the third inning of a baseball game Friday, Aug. 23, 2019, in Los Angeles. (AP Photo/Mark J. Terrill)Los Angeles Dodgers starting pitcher Hyun-Jin Ryu (99) buries his face in his glove after giving up a home run to New York Yankees right fielder Aaron Judge at Dodger Stadium in Los Angeles on Friday, Aug. 23, 2019. (Photo by Scott Varley, Daily Breeze/SCNG)Los Angeles Dodgers starting pitcher Hyun-Jin Ryu (99) stands on the mound after giving up a solo home run to New York Yankees right fielder Aaron Judge at Dodger Stadium in Los Angeles on Friday, Aug. 23, 2019. (Photo by Scott Varley, Daily Breeze/SCNG)New York Yankees’ Aaron Judge gestures before scoring after hitting a solo home run during the third inning of the team’s baseball game against the Los Angeles Dodgers Friday, Aug. 23, 2019, in Los Angeles. (AP Photo/Mark J. Terrill)New York Yankees right fielder Aaron Judge, right, celebrates his solo home run at Dodger Stadium in Los Angeles on Friday, Aug. 23, 2019. (Photo by Scott Varley, Daily Breeze/SCNG)New York Yankees’ Aaron Judge is congratulated by teammates in the dugout after hitting a solo home run during the third inning of the team’s baseball game against the Los Angeles Dodgers on Friday, Aug. 23, 2019, in Los Angeles. (AP Photo/Mark J. Terrill)New York Yankees’ Gary Sanchez, right, hits a solo home run off Los Angeles Dodgers starting pitcher Hyun-Jin Ryu, left, of South Korea, during the third inning of a baseball game Friday, Aug. 23, 2019, in Los Angeles. (AP Photo/Mark J. Terrill)New York Yankees’ Gary Sanchez watches his solo home run next to Los Angeles Dodgers catcher Will Smith during the third inning of a baseball game Friday, Aug. 23, 2019, in Los Angeles. (AP Photo/Mark J. Terrill)Los Angeles Dodgers center fielder A.J. Pollock (11) watches a solo home run hit by New York Yankees catcher Gary Sanchez go over the fence at Dodger Stadium in Los Angeles on Friday, Aug. 23, 2019. (Photo by Scott Varley, Daily Breeze/SCNG)Los Angeles Dodgers starting pitcher Hyun-Jin Ryu (99) tosses a ball in the air after giving up his second home run to the Yankees at Dodger Stadium in Los Angeles on Friday, Aug. 23, 2019. (Photo by Scott Varley, Daily Breeze/SCNG)New York Yankees’ Gary Sanchez, right, is congratulated by Gio Urshela after hitting a solo home run during the third inning of the team’s baseball game against the Los Angeles Dodgers on Friday, Aug. 23, 2019, in Los Angeles. (AP Photo/Mark J. Terrill)Los Angeles Dodgers second baseman Enrique Hernandez (14) runs out a third inning single at Dodger Stadium in Los Angeles on Friday, Aug. 23, 2019. (Photo by Scott Varley, Daily Breeze/SCNG)Los Angeles Dodgers center fielder A.J. Pollock (11) hits an RBI single in the third inning at Dodger Stadium in Los Angeles on Friday, Aug. 23, 2019. (Photo by Scott Varley, Daily Breeze/SCNG)New York Yankees starting pitcher James Paxton throws during the first inning of a baseball game against the Los Angeles Dodgers on Friday, Aug. 23, 2019, in Los Angeles. (AP Photo/Mark J. Terrill)Los Angeles Dodgers second baseman Enrique Hernandez (14) is unable to make a diving catch on a ball hit by New York Yankees right fielder Aaron Judge during the fifth inning at Dodger Stadium in Los Angeles on Friday, Aug. 23, 2019. (Photo by Scott Varley, Daily Breeze/SCNG)Los Angeles Dodgers right fielder Cody Bellinger, left, picks up a ball on a single by New York Yankees’ Aaron Judge after second baseman Enrique Hernandez wasn’t able to get to it, and attempts to throw out New York Yankees’ DJ LeMahieu at second during the fifth inning of a baseball game Friday, Aug. 23, 2019, in Los Angeles. LeMahieu was safe. (AP Photo/Mark J. Terrill)LOS ANGELES, CA – AUGUST 23: Cody Bellinger #35 of the Los Angeles Dodgers throws a ball hit by Aaron Judge #99 of the New York Yankees to second base but is not in time to catch DJ LeMahieu #26 in the fifth inning at Dodger Stadium on August 23, 2019 in Los Angeles, California. Teams are wearing special color schemed uniforms with players choosing nicknames to display for Players’ Weekend. (Photo by John McCoy/Getty Images)New York Yankees’ Didi Gregorius hits a grand slam off Los Angeles Dodgers starting pitcher Hyun-Jin Ryu, foreground, of South Korea, during the fifth inning of a baseball game Friday, Aug. 23, 2019, in Los Angeles. (AP Photo/Mark J. Terrill)New York Yankees’ Didi Gregorius hits a grand slam during the fifth inning of the team’s baseball game against the Los Angeles Dodgers on Friday, Aug. 23, 2019, in Los Angeles. (AP Photo/Mark J. Terrill)New York Yankees shortstop Didi Gregorius (18) hits a grand slam home run at Dodger Stadium in Los Angeles on Friday, Aug. 23, 2019. (Photo by Scott Varley, Daily Breeze/SCNG)LOS ANGELES, CA – AUGUST 23: Didi Gregorius #18 of the New York Yankees hits a grand slam home run against Hyun-Jin Ryu #99 of the Los Angeles Dodgers in the fifth inning at Dodger Stadium on August 23, 2019 in Los Angeles, California. Teams are wearing special color schemed uniforms with players choosing nicknames to display for Players’ Weekend. (Photo by John McCoy/Getty Images)Los Angeles Dodgers right fielder Cody Bellinger watches a ball hit by New York Yankees’ Didi Gregorius go out for a grand slam during the fifth inning of a baseball game Friday, Aug. 23, 2019, in Los Angeles. (AP Photo/Mark J. Terrill)LOS ANGELES, CA – AUGUST 23: Hyun-Jin Ryu #99 of the Los Angeles Dodgers reacts after conceding a grand slam home run to Didi Gregorius #18 of the New York Yankees in the fifth inning at Dodger Stadium on August 23, 2019 in Los Angeles, California. Teams are wearing special color schemed uniforms with players choosing nicknames to display for Players’ Weekend. (Photo by John McCoy/Getty Images)New York Yankees’ Didi Gregorius, second from left, scores after hitting a grand slam as Gary Sanchez, left, Aaron Judge, center, and DJ LeMahieu wait for him as Los Angeles Dodgers catcher Will Smith stands nearby during the fifth inning of a baseball game Friday, Aug. 23, 2019, in Los Angeles. (AP Photo/Mark J. Terrill)LOS ANGELES, CA – AUGUST 23: Hyun-Jin Ryu #99 of the Los Angeles Dodgers is taken out from the game after giving up a grand slam to Didi Gregorius #18 of the New York Yankees in the fifth inning at Dodger Stadium on August 23, 2019 in Los Angeles, California. Teams are wearing special color schemed uniforms with players choosing nicknames to display for Players’ Weekend. (Photo by John McCoy/Getty Images)Los Angeles Dodgers relief pitcher Adam Kolarek (56) throws the ball at Dodger Stadium in Los Angeles on Friday, Aug. 23, 2019. (Photo by Scott Varley, Daily Breeze/SCNG)New York Yankees’ Gleyber Torres, left, tosses his bat while running to first after hitting a solo home run off Los Angeles Dodgers relief pitcher Yimi Garcia, right, during the sixth inning of a baseball game Friday, Aug. 23, 2019, in Los Angeles. (AP Photo/Mark J. Terrill)New York Yankees’ Gleyber Torres, right, gestures as he scores on his solo home run, next to Los Angeles Dodgers catcher Will Smith during the sixth inning of a baseball game Friday, Aug. 23, 2019, in Los Angeles. (AP Photo/Mark J. Terrill)New York Yankees second baseman Gleyber Torres (25) celebrates his sixth inning home run at Dodger Stadium in Los Angeles on Friday, Aug. 23, 2019. (Photo by Scott Varley, Daily Breeze/SCNG)Los Angeles Dodgers shortstop Corey Seager makes the catch on a ball hit by New York Yankees’ Brett Gardner during the seventh inning of a baseball game Friday, Aug. 23, 2019, in Los Angeles. (AP Photo/Mark J. Terrill)LOS ANGELES, CA – AUGUST 23: Gleyber Torres #25 of the New York Yankees makes a throw for an out on Matt Beaty #45 of the Los Angeles Dodgers at first base in the seventh inning at Dodger Stadium on August 23, 2019 in Los Angeles, California. Teams are wearing special color schemed uniforms with players choosing nicknames to display for Players’ Weekend. (Photo by John McCoy/Getty Images)Los Angeles Dodgers left fielder Joc Pederson (31) watches a solo home run by New York Yankees Didi Gregorius go over the right field wall in the ninth inning at Dodger Stadium in Los Angeles on Friday, Aug. 23, 2019. (Photo by Scott Varley, Daily Breeze/SCNG)Los Angeles Dodgers relief pitcher Casey Sadler (65) wipes his face after giving up a home run at Dodger Stadium in Los Angeles on Friday, Aug. 23, 2019. (Photo by Scott Varley, Daily Breeze/SCNG)New York Yankees’ Didi Gregorius, left, and Cameron Maybin celebrate after the Yankees defeated the Los Angeles Dodgers 10-2 in a baseball game, Friday, Aug. 23, 2019, in Los Angeles. (AP Photo/Mark J. Terrill)New York Yankees shortstop Didi Gregorius, right, celebrates his fifth inning grand slam with Aaron Judge (99) at Dodger Stadium in Los Angeles on Friday, Aug. 23, 2019. (Photo by Scott Varley, Daily Breeze/SCNG)NextShow Caption1 of 44New York Yankees shortstop Didi Gregorius, right, celebrates his fifth inning grand slam with Aaron Judge (99) at Dodger Stadium in Los Angeles on Friday, Aug. 23, 2019. (Photo by Scott Varley, Daily Breeze/SCNG)ExpandLOS ANGELES — Well, that was pretty black and white.The monochromatic mistake that is this year’s Players Weekend began with a Bronx bombing at Dodger Stadium on Friday night. Dressed in all-black uniforms that looked like the wardrobe from a low-budget movie whose producers couldn’t afford the MLB licensing fee, the Yankees hit five home runs off a team of house painters all in white, handing the Dodgers a 10-2 beating.“We have to turn the page. It was an ugly one across the board,” said Dodgers manager Dave Roberts, declining a suggestion to blame it on the uniforms.“We play 162 games. Games like that are bound to happen. We haven’t experienced that too often.” No, they haven’t. It was just their 17th loss at home 22 weeks into the season. The five home runs were the most allowed by Dodgers pitching in a game this season. The eight-run deficit was the highest of the season for them.The Yankees have been on a long-ball binge this month. Friday’s five pushed their total for this August to 57 in 23 games. That is a franchise record for the franchise that practically invented the home run. They could top the MLB record for any month – 58 by the Baltimore Orioles in May 1987 and the Seattle Mariners in May 1999 – by the end of their weekend in L.A.Dodgers left-hander and National League Cy Young frontrunner Hyun-Jin Ryu took the brunt of the battering Friday.He came into the game having allowed just seven earned runs and three home runs in 77-2/3 innings over 11 starts at Dodger Stadium this year. He left the mound having been roughed up by the Yankees for three home runs and seven runs in just 4-1/3 innings.“I always emphasize, I think, commanding pitches and also make it part of my game,” Ryu said through his interpreter. “I wasn’t able to do that tonight. If you look at all of the home run pitches, they all ended up in the quadrants I did not want them. Making mistakes like that hurt me the last couple of games. I guess I just have to go out there and try to hit all the quadrants. I just couldn’t do that my last two starts.” Newsroom GuidelinesNews TipsContact UsReport an Error Cody Bellinger homer gives Dodgers their first walkoff win of season In those past two starts (in Atlanta last weekend and against the Yankees), Ryu has given up five home runs and 11 runs in just 10 innings.“He just made some mistakes tonight,” said Dodgers rookie catcher Will Smith, who caught Ryu on Friday but not in Atlanta. “All year, he’s been great at painting the corners and not giving them anything to hit. The last couple starts, he’s just made a couple mistakes. Better to get them out of the way now.”Ryu gave up solo home runs to Aaron Judge and Gary Sanchez in the third inning (making Sanchez the fastest catcher to 100 home runs in MLB history, besting Mike Piazza).Two innings later, Ryu gave up singles to D.J. LeMahieu and Judge, got a ground out then intentionally walked Sanchez to load the bases for Didi Gregorius.That didn’t work out very well when Ryu grooved a first-pitch fastball. Gregorius sent it into the right field pavilion, the first grand slam Ryu has given up in his MLB career and the first of two home runs in the game for Gregorius.“I think it was the right choice to walk Sanchez at that moment,” Ryu said. “The pitch to Didi … was a mistake. He did a good job of jumping on the first pitch. That definitely hurt me there. Looking back at it, I kind of wish I’d made more pitches to expand the strike zone. … That’s only in hindsight.”A double by Gio Urshela ended Ryu’s night. A double by Brett Gardner off reliever Adam Kolarek drove Urshela in and plumped Ryu’s ERA up to an even 2.00. It is the first time since May 7 that Ryu’s ERA has not been under 2.00.Related Articles Release the Kraken.#PlayersWeekend pic.twitter.com/MZjPNfW7BO— MLB (@MLB) August 24, 2019 Dodgers hit seven home runs, sweep Colorado Rockies Dodgers’ Max Muncy trying to work his way out of slow start last_img read more