Update on the latest sports

first_imgIn other MLB news:— The Giants have released Pablo Sandoval, parting ways for a second time with the former fan favorite and 2012 World Series MVP. The 34-year-old Sandoval was batting .220 with one home run and six RBIs in 33 games.— Former All-Star infielder Jake Lamb has been designated for assignment by the Diamondbacks after struggling for nearly three straight seasons. The 29-year-old looked like a future star at third base just a few years ago. He made the NL All-Star team in 2017 before setting career-highs with 30 homers and 105 RBIs that year. Since then, he’s battled injuries and inconsistency while hitting just 12 homers over the past three seasons. — The Nationals have selected the contract of 32-year-old rookie Yadiel Hernández, who played professionally for five years in his native Cuba before signing with Washington in 2016. Hernández has put up impressive numbers in the minors but has yet to play in the majors, stuck in the Nationals’ system behind younger outfielders like Juan Soto and Victor Robles.NFL-SEASON OPENER LAKE BUENA VISTA, Fla. (AP) — There is one NBA playoff game on today’s schedule. The Los Angeles Lakers take a 2-1 lead into Game 4 of their Western Conference semifinal series against the Houston Rockets.The superstar game of 2-on-2 in Game 3 on Tuesday night was a draw. James Harden and Russell Westbrook had 63 points, 17 rebounds and 15 assists for the Rockets; LeBron James and Anthony Davis had 62 points, 22 rebounds and 11 assists for the Lakers. The difference was the supporting casts, and Rajon Rondo’s 21 points and nine assists were enormous for the Lakers. That was just the second time in Lakers playoff history someone had those numbers off the bench; Michael Cooper had exactly 21 and 9 in Game 2 of the 1987 NBA Finals.James now has been part of more postseason game victories than any player in NBA history, a record he’s earned over his 14 appearances in the playoffs.NHL-STANLEY CUP PLAYOFFSDallas and Vegas resume their chess match in Game 3 Wallace leaving Richard Petty Motorsports at season’s endCHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) — Bubba Wallace is leaving Richard Petty Motorsports at the end of the season. NASCAR’s only full-time Black driver told the team Thursday that he would not sign a contract extension. He will finish the final nine races.The 26-year-old Wallace has driven Petty’s iconic No. 43 the last three seasons. He has a career-best five top-10 finishes this season and is ranked a career-best 23rd in the Cup Series standings. Wallace did not make the playoffs in any of his three Cup seasons and is winless at NASCAR’s top level. COLLEGE FOOTBALL-NEWS Chiefs host Texans in NFL openerKANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) — The NFL opens its season Thursday night in Kansas City, where the Super Bowl champion Chiefs host the Houston Texans.The game features two teams intimately familiar with each other, and each led by dynamic, young quarterbacks in the Chiefs’ Patrick Mahomes (mah-HOHMZ’) and the Texans’ Deshaun Watson. The Chiefs rallied from a 24-0 hole to beat Houston in the divisional round of the playoffs, but both teams have changed plenty in the eight months since that January day.The rematch at Arrowhead Stadium will be the first game for anybody since February. It also means the crowd at what is historically one of the toughest road venues in the league will be limited to about 17,000 fans, who must adhere to coronavirus restrictions requiring masks and social distancing. This year, fans won’t be permitted to wear headdresses or face paint, traditions deemed offensive to Native Americans. The team also announced recently that it’s discussing the future of its tomahawk chop celebration. Yadier (YAH’-dee-ehr) Molina crushed a go-ahead, two-run homer in the second inning while wearing No. 21 in honor of fellow Puerto Rican, Roberto Clemente. Molina jumped into the air after passing first base and appeared to wipe away a tear with his uniform sleeve as he approached home plate.Lane Thomas, Tyler O’Neill, Paul Goldschmidt and Rangel Ravelo (RAHN’-hehl rah-VEH’-loh) also homered for St. Louis, which has won five of seven. Ravelo’s estimated 487-foot blast is the longest in Cardinals history since the Statcast era.Jeimer (JAY’-mur) Candelario homered for the Tigers, who have lost seven of nine. Elsewhere around the majors:— The Athletics knocked off the Astros, 3-1 as Sean Manaea (mah-NY’-ah) carried a perfect game into the sixth inning to win his fourth straight start. Matt Olson’s two-run homer helped Oakland move 6 1/2 games ahead of second-place Houston in the AL West. Associated Press — Broncos wide receiver Courtland Sutton injured his right shoulder while landing awkwardly after catching a high pass in practice. TSutton’s injury occurred 48 hours after the Broncos lost star linebacker Von Miller to a serious ankle injury on the final play of another practice. — The Jets have signed former Rams and Giants linebacker Alec Ogletree to their practice squad. The 28-year-old Ogletree adds depth to the Jets’ inside linebacker spot. — Forbes estimates the Cowboys are the NFL’s most valuable franchise at $5.7 billion. It’s the 14th consecutive year they’ve held that distinction. According to the magazine, Jerry Jones’ team is also the most valuable franchise in the world. On average, each team in the NFL is worth $3.05 billion, an increase of 7% from last year. The Cowboys, Giants, Patriots and Rams are worth at least $4 billion.NBA PLAYOFFSRockets face Lakers in Game 4 Share This StoryFacebookTwitteremailPrintLinkedinRedditMLB-SCHEDULETigers hammered againUNDATED (AP) — It’s been a rough two days for the Detroit Tigers. About 24 hours after absorbing a 19-0 loss to the Brewers, the Cardinals tagged them for a 12-2 setback in Game 1 of a doubleheader. September 10, 2020center_img NFL-NEWSJags try to solve RB issuesUNDATED (AP) — The Jacksonville Jaguars have placed running back Devine Ozigbo on injured reserve with a left hamstring injury and signed former Tampa Bay running back Dare Ogunbowale to fill his roster spot. Ogunbowale might have to play in the team’s opener Sunday against Indianapolis since Jacksonville has little depth at the position. The Jaguars waived Leonard Fournette last week and put Ryquell Armstead on the COVID-19 list for the second time in five weeks.In other NFL news: Update on the latest sports EDMONTON, Alberta (AP) — The Dallas Stars take on the Vegas Golden Knights in Game 3 of the NHL Western Conference final. Dallas and Vegas showed each team’s best in Games 1 and 2, so it’s no coincidence the series is tied.After the Stars won the opener 1-0, Vegas got its offense back in Game 2 to tie things up. Now it’s up to Dallas’ best players to do the same. Tyler Seguin and Corey Perry have each gone six games without a point.Since scoring on their first shot of Game 1, the Stars have had 19 attempts blocked by a Vegas defender, 48 stopped by a goalie and missed the net 14 times. The Golden Knights have 57 shots on goal so far and chased Anton Khudobin with three second-period goals Tuesday.TENNIS-US OPENWomen’s semis feature Williams vs Azarenka, Osaka vs. Brady NEW YORK (AP) — Women’s semifinals are on tap Thursday at the U.S. Open. Serena Williams will play Victoria Azarenka in a rematch of the 2012 and 2013 U.S Open finals won by Williams.Williams is closing in on what would be her seventh U.S. Open championship and record-tying 24th Grand Slam singles title overall. She has made it to the semifinals in each of her past 11 appearances in New York. Azarenka is a two-time Australian Open champion on a 10-match winning streak and back in a Grand Slam semifinal for the first time in seven years. Williams leads Azarenka 18-4 head-to-head. Williams, who turns 39 later this month, is coming off two three-set comeback victories in a row and hit 20 aces in her win against Tsvetana Pironkova (sveh-TAH’-nuh pih-RAHN’-koh-vah) in the quarterfinals. Williams was the runner-up at Flushing Meadows each of the past two years; she lost to Naomi Osaka in the 2018 final. That was one of Osaka’s two Grand Slam titles.Osaka faces Jennifer Brady in Thursday’s other semifinal. Brady is a 25-year-old from Pennsylvania who helped UCLA win a college championship. This is the farthest she has advanced at any major tournament until this week. She and Osaka have played twice, each winning once by a 6-4, 6-4 score, although Brady’s victory came six years ago. NASCAR-BUBBA WALLACE Georgia State quarterback cleared to play, no virus issuesUNDATED (AP) — After initially being ruled out for the season with a coronavirus-related heart condition, Georgia State freshman quarterback Mikele Colasurdo has been cleared to play. The school says follow-up cardiac evaluations showed Colasurdo does not suffer from myocarditis or any other heart ailment that would prevent him from taking the field. Colasurdo initially planned to sit out the season after being stricken with COVID-19 over the summer break. In other college football news: MLB-NEWSAnother Braves pitcher hurtUNDATED (AP) — The Atlanta Braves’ banged-up starting rotation suffered another setback Thursday when left-hander Tommy Milone was placed on the 10-day injured list with left elbow inflammation.Milone has a 14.90 ERA in three starts for NL East leaders since being acquired from the Orioles at the trade deadline. He allowed eight runs in 3 1/3 innings in the Braves’ 29-9 victory over Miami on Wednesday night. The Braves recalled right-hander Huascar Ynoa to the active roster and outrighted utilityman Charlie Culberson to the team’s alternate training site.Atlanta has six pitchers on the IL, including ace Max Fried (freed). — The University of Texas will require students to pass a COVID-19 test funded by the school before they’ll be allowed to attend the No. 14 Longhorns’ season opener against UTEP on Saturday night. Texas has up to 3,000 student tickets available for the football game. To claim a ticket, a student must pass a university-provided rapid test the day before the game.last_img read more

Gabriela Knutson, 2 coaches win ITA regional awards

first_img Published on May 19, 2019 at 3:43 pm Contact Andrew: arcrane@syr.edu | @CraneAndrew Facebook Twitter Google+ Three members of the Syracuse tennis program were honored on Saturday in the northeast portion of ITA’s NCAA Division I Regional Awards. Head coach Younes Limam won the Wilson/ITA coach of the year, associate head coach Shelley George took home ITA assistant coach of the year and Gabriela Knutson was awarded ITA senior player of the year. SU’s (14-13, 5-9 Atlantic Coast) season ended with a 4-1 loss to Stanford in the second round of the NCAA tournament on May 5, and only Knutson qualified for the NCAA singles and doubles championships that begin on Monday in Orlando, Florida.Over the past five months, the Orange constructed one of the most successful seasons in their 44-year history. They swept both matches during ITA Kick-Off Weekend — including a 4-2 victory over then-No. 9 Michigan — and advanced to the ITA National Team Indoor Championship for the first time. Two four-match winning streaks sandwiched a two-week losing streak to open the season, but during that time SU climbed to No. 10 in the Oracle/ITA rankings, its highest ever.In his five seasons at Syracuse, Limam has led the Orange to their only three NCAA tournament appearances in program history alongside George — who completed her 12th season with the Orange this year. The pair has developed All-Americans in Knutson and her doubles partner junior Miranda Ramirez, attracted top transfers in sophomore Guzal Yusupova and established international recruiting connections in countries such as Russia.Knutson, who moved into No. 2 for all-time career wins on Feb. 17 against Harvard, has compiled a 16-10 singles record this year to go along with a 14-11 doubles record, both lower than last season. But SU’s top singles player consistently competed with the top-ranked opponents despite nagging arm issues late in the season. Knutson defeated then-No. 5 Makenna Jones of UNC and took Miami’s then-No. 2 Estela Perez-Somarriba to two tiebreakers.Behind her backhand, a strength since she first began playing tennis at age 2, Knutson peaked at No. 4 and No. 13 in the singles rankings the past two years. She begins her second consecutive NCAA singles tournament appearance against Washington’s No. 57 Stacey Fung on Monday at 10 a.m. Last year, Knutson advanced to the round of 16 before falling to Pepperdine’s Mayar Sherif in three sets.AdvertisementThis is placeholder text Commentslast_img read more

Tyson Fury Retires From Boxing

first_imgTyson Fury, who had earlier retired from boxing but rescinded his decision, vacated the WBA, WBO and IBO after admitting the use of cocaine to cope with depression, and was subsequently charged for the use of prohibited substance by UK Anti-Doping.RelatedControversial Boxer Tyson Fury Welcomes Fourth Child With WifeDecember 4, 2017In “Boxing”WWE: Tyson Fury Earns Brock Lesnar’s Yearly Salary For Strowman FightOctober 31, 2019In “Events”Tyson Fury, a True Champion who Sparks up Heavyweight BoxingDecember 3, 2018In “Boxing” British boxer, Tyson Fury, has announced his retirement from boxing, according to the post on his Instagram page.28-year-old Fury has not fought since his remarkable victory over Wladimir Klitschko in Dusseldorf in November 2015, due to depression and suspension by the British Boxing Board of Control.The former WBA, IBF, IBO and WBO champion posted on his Instagram page: “Been very blessed in my life & career achieve the utmost in boxing, was an epic journey along the way.”“Thanks to all the fans that supported & believed in me along the way.”“Hope you enjoy it as much as I did.️ THE END.”last_img read more

Peru Break New Zealand Hearts To Secure Last World Cup Place

first_imgRelatedPeru Keep World Cup Hopes Alive After Huge Result At New ZealandNovember 11, 2017In “FIFA”Denmark Join France In Last 16 With First Goalless Draw As Peru End 40-Year Wait For VictoryJune 26, 2018In “FIFA”Jedinak Hattrick Sends Australia To The World CupNovember 15, 2017In “FIFA” Peru have secured the final place at next year’s FIFA World Cup following their 2-0 win over ‘dogged’ New Zealand in Lima in what was the second leg of their intercontinental playoff tie.Both sides played out a goalless draw in the first leg prompting Peru to start the second leg with the ‘favourite’ tag and they didn’t disappoint at all as goals from forward Jefferson Farfan and defender Christian Guillerme Ramos either side of halftime broke New Zealand’s resolve to help the South American nation seal the last Russia 2018 spot with a 2-0 aggregate victory.The win means Peru will return to the World Cup finals’ stage for the first time in 32 years (since 1986) for what would be their 5th appearance (1930, 1970, 1978 and 1986).last_img read more