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North GT Inter-school championship: QC, Bishops’ High, St Rose’s High  and Westfield Prep record wins

first_imgNORTH Georgetown District 11 began their search for their 2017 team yesterday, with Queen’s College, Bishops’ High, St Rose’s High and Westfield Prep Primary each winning at swimming in their respective Zones, to take early leads as District 11 Inter-School Championships commenced.. By the end of the day’s action at the Colgrain Swimming Pool, QC had put together 189 points to successfully defend their title in Zone One, a 35 points lead over Marian Academy. Chase Academy were third with 112 points.Westfield Prep Primary also successfully defended their title in Zone Four, which comprises all the primary schools in the District. Westfield ended with three times the number of points as their nearest competitors – St Margaret’s.North Georgetown and Marian Academy shared third place after amassing 22 points each. Concord was fourth with 16 points and Winfer Gardens ended in fifth with 11 points.Over in the Zone Two, thanks to wins like those picked up by national swimmer Lian Winter, Bishops’ High were able to overthrow Christ Church and return to dominance, taking 165 points in the end. Swimming in the Girls’ Under-14 category, Winter championed the 50m freestyle and 50m backstroke, the only events in her category.Christ Church were unable to defend their title after putting together just 158 points. Guyana Trust College took third in Zone 2 with 124 points. School of the Nations had 50 points, while St John’s had 20 points. Another upset took place in Zone Three where St Rose’s High returned to unseat St Stanislaus College (Saints), with leading wins from top swimmer Leon Seaton in the Boys’ Under-14 category, and Nikhil Ramnarine in the Boys’ open.St Rose’s High, who did not participate at the event last year, stockpiled 156 points. Saints were not too far behind with 122 points. Saints scored a few top points from Alex Winter who ruled the Boys’ open category winning the 100m freestyle, 50m freestyle and 50m breaststroke events. Brickdam Secondary ended a distant third, in Zone 3, with 41 points followed by Business School with 33 points and St Mary’s Secondary 18 points. The schools continue their battle today at the Guyana Teachers Union (GTU) ground, with field events competition in Zones 1, 2 and 3. Tomorrow there will be Zone 4’s Inter-School Track Championships, while the Zone’s field events championships will be on Friday. The competition then continues next week with the Inter-School Track Championships for the remaining Zones.last_img read more

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Aubameyang Nets Hat-trick as Dortmund Stay Top in Germany

first_imgPierre-Emerick Aubameyang grabbed a hat-trick as Borussia Dortmund romped to a 6-1 home thrashing of Borussia Moenchengladbach to regain top spot in the Bundesliga yesterday.Gladbach had no answer to Peter Bosz’s fleet-footed Dortmund, who opened a two-point lead over Hoffenheim at the top in a perfect confidence boost before Tuesday’s Champions League clash with holders Real Madrid. Aubameyang, last season’s top scorer in Germany’s top flight, has now netted eight goals in six league games – one ahead of main rival Robert Lewandowski of Bayern Munich.Left winger Maximilian Philipp scored Dortmund’s first two goals before Aubameyang’s hat-trick, with defensive midfielder Julian Weigl scoring a superb sixth.“We were very dominant. It was an intense game and we can be very satisfied,” said Philipp, who also scored two goals against Cologne last weekend.Weigl was delighted to score on only his second game back from injury. “It feels great, the goal was the icing on the cake,” said the Germany midfielder. “We were lucky that Gladbach did not use their chances and usually they have the quality to fix problems.”After third-placed Bayern threw away a two-goal lead on Friday in a 2-2 draw at home to Wolfsburg, Dortmund are now three points ahead of the defending champions. Bayern could finish the weekend in fourth if Hanover 96 beat bottom side Cologne today.Hosts Dortmund needed just 28 minutes to take the lead at Signal Iduna Park when Aubameyang, who hit the post twice in the first half, played provider.A superb pass from Weigl released Aubameyang, who sprinted into the box and squared for Philipp to drill home and then grab a second ten minutes later thanks to Dortmund pressing. After briefly losing possession, Dortmund defended high up, forcing Gladbach defender Matthias Ginter into a mistake.Germany Under-21 international Jeremy Toljan left-back pounced on the loose ball and fired in a short cross for Philipp to score. Greece defender Sokratis rolled the ball behind the defence and Philipp squared for Aubameyang to make it 3-0 at the break.The Gabon striker grabbed his second when he hit the post on 49 minutes, but hammered home the rebound and completed his hat-trick by using his devastating pace on 63 minutes.Gladach’s Lars Stindl became the first player to score against Dortmund in the league this season when he netted three minutes later.But Germany midfielder Weigl chipped into the top right-hand corner in the 79th minute from outside the area for a superb sixth.Share this:FacebookRedditTwitterPrintPinterestEmailWhatsAppSkypeLinkedInTumblrPocketTelegramlast_img read more

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Surprise! Chelsea Fail To Sell Full Allocation For Huge UCL Clash At Atletico

first_imgEnglish champions Chelsea have failed to sell the whole 3,437 tickets allocated to the club ahead of the huge UEFA Champions League (UCL) clash with Spanish side Atlético Madrid at the Wanda Metropolitano on Wednesday night.The Wanda Metropolitano, venue for the 2019 UCL final, will host its first ever European fixture when Atlético play Chelsea but the Londoners have surprisingly not taken up their full allocation for the game.The English Premier League (EPL) champions Chelsea have returned a little over 1,000 of those tickets though over 2,300 English fans are still expected to attend.One man that is almost certain to be at the game is Brazilian-born Spanish international Diego Costa who is set to link up with Atletico Madrid in January after the club reached an agreement with Chelsea for his transfer. He is expected to watch the game from the presidential balcony.Relatedlast_img read more

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BHA recommends total riders reduction for Cheltenham races

first_img UK Racing pushes for drastic levy reforms as deep recession looms August 25, 2020 Julie Harrington takes the reins as BHA CEO August 11, 2020 Share Share StumbleUpon Scottish racing to resume from 22 June June 19, 2020 Related Articles Submit The British Horseracing Authority (BHA) has recommended cutting the maximum number of runners in races at Cheltenham from 24 to 20 to decrease the amount of fallers at the Festival.This was part of a review into the annual meeting – one of the biggest events on the sports betting calendar – designed to increase the sport’s welfare and subsequently secure its future.It followed a rigorous process of data evaluation, consultation and review of video evidence, led by a dedicated review group and with input from external experts including the RSPCA and World Horse Welfare, Cheltenham Festival Review, BHA, Equine Welfare, Cheltenham, Horse Welfare.The key focuses for the review fell across six broad categories: the courses; the obstacles; participant factors; starts, safety factors and race tempo; programming and race conditions; and veterinary histories and protective measures. To read the full report, click here.Brant Dunshea, Chief Regulatory Officer for the BHA, said: “The publication of this report represents the outcome of a substantial and significant project. “The scale of research and evaluation carried out has allowed us to form a greater understanding of the variable factors that contribute to risk at the Festival, and to put in place tangible recommendations which we expect, collectively, to make racing at the Cheltenham Festival safer.“Our thanks go to all involved, especially Cheltenham Racecourse and The Jockey Club who have always fully supported the need for a review and have actively engaged in the process.“The publishing of this report does not by any means represent the end of our commitment to enhancing welfare standards, at Cheltenham racecourse and across all British racecourses.“The report itself has found that non-track factors are likely to be contributing to risk at Cheltenham, and the same may be true across all of Jump racing. For this reason this project has become a springboard for wider research to better identify risk factors in Jump racing, above and beyond the continuous programme of innovation and improvement which has made the sport significantly safer in the last 20 years.”Nick Rust, Chief Executive of the BHA, added: “British Racing must work together to reduce the risk of injuries occurring at The Festival and indeed Jump Racing as a whole. The recommendations of this review are designed to achieve this.“I commend this review for the rigour and thoroughness of its approach. I also support the fact that its recommendations are intended to further raise the bar when it comes to welfare not only at Cheltenham, but across all of Jump racing.“British racing has consistently and continuously improved its record on welfare outcomes over the last decade. However, Parliament has recently sent a clear message to our sport that we must raise our ambitions for welfare further. At the BHA, we share this view, and I am today calling on everyone in the sport to help us achieve even higher goals for welfare.“The Cheltenham review helps demonstrate our sport’s commitment towards higher goals, but it is far from the end of our ambitions on this front. A cross-industry welfare Board is currently being formed, with the intention of delivering a new strategy for the sport. “I hope that everyone involved in British racing will join us in working to further enhance our good track record, and ensuring the sport remains relevant, understood, accepted and embraced by the British public.”last_img read more

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GNPC: We have no hand in Toppmoller saga

first_imgThe Acting Head of Corporate Affairs Unit of the Ghana National Petroleum Corporation (GNPC), Alex Pwadura, has refuted reports that the GNPC has asked the Ghana Football Association (GFA) to appoint German coach Klaus Toppmoller as the technical director of the Black Stars.It has been claimed that the 62-year old tactician arrived in the country on Saturday to seal the deal with the Ghana FA as a technical director of the Black Stars.Other reports also suggest that the ex-Georgia coach has never been in the country to hold talks with the Ghana FA as he was reportedly on German TV last wednesday as an analyst during the UEFA Champions League.Speaking to Asempa FM Ultimate sports morning show, Alex Pwadura, insisted that GNPC has no hands with the ongoing rumours that it has instructed the Ghana FA to appoint a foreign coach as a technical director of the Black Stars.“We (GNPC) have not held any discussion wth the GFA and nobodu has discussed any issue with us regarding this ‘Toppmoller’ issue.”“We have not sign any contract with anybodu and this story is from someone’s creation and total fabrication so we distance ourselves from it,” Pwadura said. The State-run oil exploration firm signed a partnership agreement with the Ghana Football Association for the Black Stars.The deal worth 3 million dollars annually and subject to a yearly renewal for a period of 3-5 years confers on GNPC the title of headline sponsors of the senior national team.The state-run company replaces mining firm, GoldFields Ghana Limited, which ended its five-year marriage with the Black Stars in a similar role following its expiration last year.–last_img read more

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FIFA presidential race: Webb declares for Blatter, Platini canvases, Champagne bubbles

first_imgSpeaking in Toluca, Mexico, CONCACAF president Jeffrey Webb said that he would support the re-election of current FIFA president Sepp Blatter for a fourth term if he decided to stand. In an interview with The Associated Press he said: “We have a president Joseph Blatter who has indicated to us and to the world that he is healthy and if we want him to will continue.”Webb said his region is “comfortable” with the mandate of Sepp Blatter as president of FIFA.”FIFA is in a great position from a financial point of view, of course many people have different opinions, especially on the integrity and transparency, but we are comfortable with Blatter,” Webb said.Whether the next FIFA presidential election is contested or not remains a matter of speculation. Blatter hasn’t officially declared, while UEFA president Michel Platini has said he will not make a decision on whether to run for the FIFA presidency until after the World Cup.Platini was recently in the Caribbean and signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) between UEFA and CONCACAF with Webb. Platini then made a tour of the Caribbean and was reported as saying that he was the only potential candidate who could defeat Blatter in an election. Many in FIFA circles had suggested Webb might be a potential candidate for the FIFA presidency as he is a younger man than the current incumbent and in a short time as president of CONCACAF has brought enormous change to a region that was previously the fiefdom of Trinidad’s Jack Warner as president and the American general secretary Chuck Blazer.That challenge is really only beginning, particularly in the Caribbean.Platini’s Caribbean tour took in FIFA-sanctioned island Antigua where he met with Antigua and Barbuda FA general secretary Gordon Derrick, who is also the president of the Caribbean Football Union (CFU) appears to becoming an active powerbroker in this position.While no detail of their conversation has been released, Derrick has a track record of harnessing the CFU vote as a block vote, as seen in the CONCACAF elections last year when he issued a letter, in French, outlining the ‘CFU’ candidates and promoting American Sunil Gulati for the FIFA executive committee position but not mentioning his rival, Mexican president Justino Compean. Gulati was elected on the Caribbean vote.Platini’s courtship of Derrick – ostensibly to promote the role of smaller federations in the face of the larger football economies – is well timed as Derrick has also let it be known that he has ambition for the presidency of CONCACAF. It would be an interesting choice by the CFU membership to back Derrick’s ambition as he was personally reprimanded by FIFA for his part in the 2011 cash-for-votes scandal that brought down Mohamed Bin Hamam and Jack Warner.More recently Derrick has again found himself in hot water when his federation has had its GOAL funding suspended by FIFA for financial irregularity. The ABFA had mortgaged the Paynters training ground for $1 million at the Antigua Commercial Bank where Derrick is a vice president. The bank took a charge over the land hence breaking FIFA regulations.Described as an “oversight” by ABFA president Everton ‘Batow’ Gonsalves, the ABFA has subsequently said that this has been released.The one candidate to declare his candidacy is another Frenchman, Jerome Champagne, a former FIFA insider. Champagne last week released another pillar of his FIFA presidential manifesto. Though Champagne has said that he would not run against his former boss Sepp Blatter.It is unclear whether Champagne would be able to stand in the election as he may not meet the requirement of having held a position in football recently enough. Champagne has been running his own football consultancy business.last_img read more

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Jaime Barria pitches Angels to victory in his major league debut

first_imgPreviousLos Angeles Angels starting pitcher Jaime Barria walks through the dugout in the sixth inning of a baseball game against the Texas Rangers in Arlington, Texas, Wednesday April 11, 2018. Barria made his Major League debut in the game. (AP Photo/Tony Gutierrez)Los Angeles Angels’ Shohei Ohtani swings and connects for a run-scoring single off a pitch from Texas Rangers starting pitcher Matt Moore in the second inning of a baseball game in Arlington, Texas, Wednesday April 11, 2018. The hit scored Kole Calhoun. (AP Photo/Tony Gutierrez)Los Angeles Angels’ Shohei Ohtani follows through on a run-scoring single to left off a pitch from Texas Rangers starting pitcher Matt Moore in the second inning of a baseball game in Arlington, Texas, Wednesday April 11, 2018. The hit scored Kole Calhoun. (AP Photo/Tony Gutierrez) SoundThe gallery will resume insecondsLos Angeles Angels’ Kole Calhoun springs home past Texas Rangers third baseman Adrian Beltre, right, scoring on a single by Shohei Ohtani in the second inning of a baseball game in Arlington, Texas, Wednesday April 11, 2018. (AP Photo/Tony Gutierrez)Los Angeles Angels’ Shohei Ohtani, left, celebrates his run-scoring single with first base coach Alfredo Griffin (4) in the second inning of a baseball game in Arlington, Texas, Wednesday April 11, 2018. The hit scored Kole Calhoun. (AP Photo/Tony Gutierrez)Los Angeles Angels starting pitcher Jaime Barria throws to the Texas Rangers in the first inning of a baseball game in Arlington, Texas, Wednesday April 11, 2018. (AP Photo/Tony Gutierrez)ARLINGTON, TX – APRIL 11: Shohei Ohtani #17 of the Los Angeles Angels runs the bases past Joey Gallo #13 of the Texas Rangers in the second inning at Globe Life Park in Arlington on April 11, 2018 in Arlington, Texas. (Photo by Ronald Martinez/Getty Images)ARLINGTON, TX – APRIL 11: Shohei Ohtani #17 of the Los Angeles Angels smiles on second base against the Texas Rangers in the second inning at Globe Life Park in Arlington on April 11, 2018 in Arlington, Texas. (Photo by Ronald Martinez/Getty Images)Los Angeles Angels’ Shohei Ohtani runs to third in the second inning of a baseball game against the Texas Rangers in Arlington, Texas, Wednesday April 11, 2018. (AP Photo/Tony Gutierrez)Texas Rangers’ Matt Moore throws to the Los Angeles Angels in the first inning of a baseball game in Arlington, Texas, Wednesday April 11, 2018. (AP Photo/Tony Gutierrez)Los Angeles Angels starting pitcher Jaime Barria throws his first pitch in his Major League debut to the Texas Rangers in the first inning of a baseball game in Arlington, Texas, Wednesday April 11, 2018. (AP Photo/Tony Gutierrez)Los Angeles Angels starting pitcher Jaime Barria throws to the Texas Rangers in the first inning of a baseball game in Arlington, Texas, Wednesday April 11, 2018. (AP Photo/Tony Gutierrez)Los Angeles Angels’ Shohei Ohtani walks away from the plate after striking out in the fourth inning of a baseball game as Texas Rangers catcher Robinson Chirinos watches in Arlington, Texas, Wednesday April 11, 2018. (AP Photo/Tony Gutierrez)Los Angeles Angels’ Shohei Ohtani swings at a pitch from Texas Rangers starting pitcher Matt Moore as catcher Robinson Chirinos (61) reaches out to field the throw in the fourth inning of a baseball game in Arlington, Texas, Wednesday April 11, 2018. (AP Photo/Tony Gutierrez)Los Angeles Angels designated hitter Albert Pujols reaches up to field an infield fly out by Texas Rangers’ Jurickson Profar as Angels starting pitcher Jaime Barria, left rear, and the Rangers Shin-Soo Choo, right rear, watch in the third inning of a baseball game in Arlington, Texas, Wednesday April 11, 2018. (AP Photo/Tony Gutierrez)Texas Rangers third base coach Tony Beasley (27) congratulates Ryan Rua, right, on his solo home run in the third inning of a baseball game against the Los Angeles Angels in Arlington, Texas, Wednesday April 11, 2018. (AP Photo/Tony Gutierrez)Texas Rangers catcher Robinson Chirinos (61) looks back after fielding the throw to the bag to see Los Angeles Angels’ Zack Cozart (7) scoring on a sacrifice fly by Mike Trout in the sixth inning of a baseball game in Arlington, Texas, Wednesday April 11, 2018. Plate umpire Alan Porter watches the play. (AP Photo/Tony Gutierrez)Los Angeles Angels’ Shohei Ohtani connects for a line out to Texas Rangers relief pitcher Matt Bush (51) in the sixth inning of a baseball game in Arlington, Texas, Wednesday April 11, 2018. (AP Photo/Tony Gutierrez)Los Angeles Angels’ Shohei Ohtani sprints away from the plate watching his line out to Texas Rangers relief pitcher Matt Bush (51) in the sixth inning of a baseball game in Arlington, Texas, Wednesday April 11, 2018. (AP Photo/Tony Gutierrez)Los Angeles Angels’ Shohei Ohtani walks around umpire Alan Porter on his way back to the dugout after lining out to Texas Rangers relief pitcher Matt Bush in the sixth inning of a baseball game in Arlington, Texas, Wednesday April 11, 2018. (AP Photo/Tony Gutierrez)Los Angeles Angels’ Rene Rivera leans over at the waist after being hit by a pitch from Texas Rangers’ Matt Bush (51) as catcher Robinson Chirinos (61) and Alan Porter watch in the sixth inning of a baseball game in Arlington, Texas, Wednesday April 11, 2018. (AP Photo/Tony Gutierrez)Texas Rangers relief pitcher Matt Bush (51) throws to the Los Angeles Angels in the sixth inning of a baseball game in Arlington, Texas, Wednesday April 11, 2018. (AP Photo/Tony Gutierrez)ARLINGTON, TX – APRIL 11: Zack Cozart #7 of the Los Angeles Angels celebrates a run with Kole Calhoun in the sixth inning against the Texas Rangers at Globe Life Park in Arlington on April 11, 2018 in Arlington, Texas. (Photo by Ronald Martinez/Getty Images)Los Angeles Angels’ Shohei Ohtani stands on the deck for an at-bat in the fourth inning of a baseball game against the Texas Rangers in Arlington, Texas, Wednesday April 11, 2018. (AP Photo/Tony Gutierrez)Los Angeles Angels’ Mike Trout tosses his bat after earning a walk off of pitching from Texas Rangers’ Matt Moore in the fourth inning of a baseball game in Arlington, Texas, Wednesday April 11, 2018. (AP Photo/Tony Gutierrez)Los Angeles Angels starting pitcher Jaime Barria stretches before throwing to the Texas Rangers in the fourth inning of a baseball game in Arlington, Texas, Wednesday April 11, 2018. (AP Photo/Tony Gutierrez)Los Angeles Angels’ Shohei Ohtani fouls a pitch from Texas Rangers relief pitcher Jake Diekman off his right foot during an at-bat in the eighth inning of a baseball game in Arlington, Texas, Wednesday April 11, 2018. Ohtani earned a walk in the at bat. (AP Photo/Tony Gutierrez)Texas Rangers’ Joey Gallo tosses the ball after tagging out Los Angeles Angels’ Shohei Ohtani on a pick off by Rangers relief pitcher Chris Martin in the eighth inning of a baseball game in Arlington, Texas, Wednesday April 11, 2018. (AP Photo/Tony Gutierrez)Los Angeles Angels’ Shohei Ohtani is tagged out by Texas Rangers first baseman Joey Gallo trying to get back to the bag on a pick of attempt in the eighth inning of a baseball game in Arlington, Texas, Wednesday April 11, 2018. Ohtani was out on the play. (AP Photo/Tony Gutierrez)Los Angeles Angels’ Mike Trout jumps back from the plate after being hit in the left arm on a pitch from Texas Rangers’ Tony Barnette in the eighth inning of a baseball game in Arlington, Texas, Wednesday April 11, 2018. (AP Photo/Tony Gutierrez)Texas Rangers’ Elvis Andrus rolls on the ground by home plate holding his right elbow after being hit by a pitch from Los Angeles Angels’ Keynan Middleton in the ninth inning of a baseball game in Arlington, Texas, Wednesday April 11, 2018. Andrus left the game with an unknown injury. (AP Photo/Tony Gutierrez)Texas Rangers third base coach Tony Beasley (27) and umpire Alan Porter watch as head athletic trainer Kevin Harmon runs to check on Elvis Andrus was was hit by a pitch from Los Angeles Angels’ Keynan Middleton in the ninth inning of a baseball game in Arlington, Texas, Wednesday April 11, 2018. Andurs left the game with an unknown injury. (AP Photo/Tony Gutierrez)Los Angeles Angels starting pitcher Jaime Barria walks through the dugout in the sixth inning of a baseball game against the Texas Rangers in Arlington, Texas, Wednesday April 11, 2018. Barria made his Major League debut in the game. (AP Photo/Tony Gutierrez)Los Angeles Angels’ Shohei Ohtani swings and connects for a run-scoring single off a pitch from Texas Rangers starting pitcher Matt Moore in the second inning of a baseball game in Arlington, Texas, Wednesday April 11, 2018. The hit scored Kole Calhoun. (AP Photo/Tony Gutierrez)NextShow Caption1 of 32Los Angeles Angels’ Shohei Ohtani swings and connects for a run-scoring single off a pitch from Texas Rangers starting pitcher Matt Moore in the second inning of a baseball game in Arlington, Texas, Wednesday April 11, 2018. The hit scored Kole Calhoun. (AP Photo/Tony Gutierrez)ExpandARLINGTON, Texas — Jaime Barría gave the Angels reason to be optimistic they finally have the pitching depth to withstand their injuries.Barría gave up one run in five innings in his major league debut, helping the Angels to a 7-2 victory over the Texas Rangers on Wednesday night.The Angels improved to 10-3, continuing to match the 1982 and 1979 teams for the best start in franchise history. They completed a three-game sweep of the Rangers, outscoring them 26-6.For what it’s worth, the Angels are alone in first place, the first time since 2015 they’ve been in that position outside of the season’s first 10 games. Jose Suarez’s rocky start sinks Angels in loss to Astros The Angels reached his name on their depth chart because Andrew Heaney, who will be activated to start on Friday, was on the disabled list, along with JC Ramírez and Matt Shoemaker. Parker Bridwell was unavailable to be recalled because he was optioned less than 10 days earlier.Barría walked two in a 20-pitch first inning, but after that he had little trouble getting through the next four innings. Throwing his fastball at 91-92 mph and mixing in deceptive changeups, Barría gave up only one hit. Ryan Rua hit a homer to lead off the third. Barría needed 71 pitches to get through five innings, which was enough to make him the first Angels starter to get a victory in his major league debut since Sean O’Sullivan in June 2009.“Jaime pitched well,” Manager Mike Scioscia said. “We felt he was part of our depth chart, and he showed it tonight. That’s important.”The Angels started the scoring with two runs in the second, on back-to-back two-out RBI hits by Shohei Ohtani and René Rivera. For Ohtani, the hit off Matt Moore was his first in five big league at-bats against a lefty. He struck out in his next time against Moore, and walked against left-handed reliever Jake Diekman. In between, he hit a soft lineout against right-hander Matt Bush.Ohtani’s night included one odd sequence. After his eighth-inning walk, he was picked off by Chris Martin, his former teammate with the Nippon Ham Fighters. Upon review, the call was overturned. But then a few pitches later, Ohtani was picked off again, and this one stood.Keynan Middleton, who is now clearly Scioscia’s preferred closer, picked up a five-out save. He struck out Joey Gallo with a 99 mph fastball to end the eighth. After the Angels added two insurance runs on Kole Calhoun’s third hit of the game, Middleton got the final three outs in the ninth.Related Articles Their hopes for hanging with the favored Houston Astros all season will largely hinge on the starting rotation, which has already deteriorated to the point that the 21-year-old Barría got the call for a one-game cameo.He was optioned back to Triple-A after the game, making room for Nick Tropeano to join the rotation to start on Thursday in Kansas City. It will be Tropeano’s first big league game since undergoing Tommy John surgery in August 2016.Barría said he understood his short stay in the big leagues.“Right now I have to go back to Triple-A and show I belong (in the major leagues),” he said through an interpreter.One of the Angels’ top pitching prospects, Barría was expected to contribute to the big league team at some point this season, but certainly not this soon. Angels offense breaks out to split doubleheader with Astros Angels’ Mike Trout working on his defense, thanks to Twitter Angels’ poor pitching spoils an Albert Pujols milestone Angels’ Shohei Ohtani spending downtime working in outfield Newsroom GuidelinesNews TipsContact UsReport an Errorlast_img read more

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Los Angeles Dodgers vs. Washington Nationals: Live blog and chat, NLDS Game 1

first_imgLive blog and chat from NLDS Game 1: Los Angeles Dodgers vs. Washington Nationals, 2:38 p.m., Friday, Oct. 7. (FS1)Trouble viewing on mobile? See full stream.Pitching Matchup: Newsroom GuidelinesNews TipsContact UsReport an Error Clayton Kershaw, DodgersThrows: L, 6-4, 225, Age: 282016: 12-4, 1.69, 149 IP, 172 SOPostseason: 2-6, 4.59, 64 IP, 77 SOMPH: 93.43, Cy Young (NL): 2011, 2013, 2014 center_img Max Scherzer, NationalsThrows: R, 6-3, 210, Age: 322016: 20*-7, 2.96, 228 IP, 284 K*Postseason: 4-3, 3.73, 62 IP, 80 SOMPH: 94.13; Cy Young (AL): 2013* Led NLlast_img read more

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Who will be a Referee on the Match B&H – Ireland?

first_imgUnion of European Football Associations (UEFA) delegated Felix Brych as the main referee on the match for Play-offs for the European Championship 2016 between the national team of B&H and Ireland, which will be played on the 13th of November in Zenica.German referee is known for being “easy on the cards.” This season he was judging 3 matches in the Champions League in which he showed a total of 19 yellow cards (6.3 on average).In the matches Celtic – Malmo (qualifications) and Dynamo Kiev – Port he showed 6 cards, and in the match Lyon – Zenit that was played 6 days ago he showed a total of 7 yellow and 2 red cards.This season in Bundesliga Brych was judging 7 matches and has shown 28 yellow cards (4 on average). The last match that he judged was a big match Borussia Dortmund – Schalke that was played 2 days ago, when he showed 7 yellow cards.Brych, 40-year-old lawyer, will be assisted by fellows Mark Borsch and Stefan Lupp. The referees behind the goal will be Marco Fritz and Bastian Dankert, while the 4th referee will be Thorsten Schiffner.UEFA delegate will be Dutch Martin Sturkenboom and UEFA observer of the judging of the match French Marc Batta.(Source: klix.ba)last_img read more

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