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Cricket News Ishant Sharma Looked More Of A Batsman Than Me: Hanuma Vihari

first_imgHanuma Vihari smashed his maiden Test century.Ishant Sharma also scored his first Test fifty.Ishant and Vihari shared a 112-run stand for the eighth wicket. New Delhi: West Indies bowlers were looking to capitalise with the second new ball on day 2 of the Sabina Park Test. Jason Holder gave them a good start by dismissing Rishabh Pant for 27 but Hanuma Vihari found magnificent support from Ishant Sharma and the duo stitched a 112-run stand for the eighth wicket. Ishant scored his maiden fifty in his 126th Test innings while Vihari finally scored his maiden century. Speaking after the match, Vihari said the credit for his maiden ton should go to Ishant who batted with confidence. “Happy that I got a century and credit should go to Ishant. He looked more like a batsman today than me. The way he was going, we kept discussing what the bowler was doing and his experience really helped. My dad passed away when I was 12 so ever since, I have decided that when I play international cricket I want to dedicate my first hundred to him. When I was batting overnight on 42, I did not sleep really well as my thoughts were obviously running on how to get a big score today. I’m really happy that I could get my first hundred, especially on those conditions. It gives me a lot of satisfaction,” Vihari said.The right-hander had said that although India scored 416, the scoreboard did not reflect how well West Indies bowled. “I was batting at 84 during lunchtime, then it took me hard to get to the nineties. We have to give credit to the bowlers as well. Even though we scored 416 runs that do not show the way they bowled,” Vihari said.Also Read | Jason Holder Breaks THIS Massive Record Of Sir Gary Sobers To Script History For West IndiesVihari and Ishant’s partnership helped India cross 400 and Jasprit Bumrah used the pitch to good effect to take 6/16 in nine overs of brilliant fast bowling. The haul also included a hat-trick which made Bumrah the third Indian bowler after Harbhajan Singh and Irfan Pathan to achieve the feat. Vihari heaped praise on Bumrah’s splendid effort.Also Read | Jasprit Bumrah will be indebted to Virat Kohli for the hat-trick: Harbhajan Singh”We bowled brilliantly, to be honest. The way Bumrah and all the other bowlers bowled, we stuck to our guns. We don’t know what the game plan is. So, the first thing will be to get them out as soon as possible. Then the management will decide whether we bat or bowl,” Vihari said. For all the Latest Sports News News, Cricket News News, Download News Nation Android and iOS Mobile Apps.center_img highlightslast_img read more

From the Editors: This section isn’t your escape

first_imgWe’re in the middle of a monthslong pandemic that is now hitting Southern California hard. If not done strategically and with health at the absolute forefront of decision making, playing any sport this fall will put not just the health of student-athletes, coaches and team personnel at risk but also that of the surrounding South Central community. Universities across the country are not incubated from the neighborhoods that surround them, meaning every NCAA-affiliated event carried out carelessly could endanger residents whether they are fans or not.   At the same time, it is evident that this brand is part of a flawed system reflecting the plague of systemic racism so deeply ingrained in our society. The student-athletes that make college sports function are using their platforms to say as much — and we should listen. The NCAA has long been known as an organization that exploits its student-athletes by reeling in hundreds of millions of dollars for predominantly white administrators, commissioners, athletic directors and coaches without directing a dime of that money toward the student-athletes generating its revenue. This dynamic is especially prevalent in college football and basketball — sports that make the most money and comprise the highest percentage of Black student-athletes. The Black Lives Matter movement has firmly ingrained itself in athletics, and that cannot and should not be undone. The work begun by Colin Kaepernick and carried on by Eric Reid, LeBron James and countless others has made a profound impact on sports, and athletes on both the professional and collegiate stage are continuing that today.   Note: This article was written prior to the postponement of Pac-12 sports through 2020. It’s our responsibility to tell these stories. It’s our responsibility to highlight and celebrate the achievements of Black student-athletes, both on and off the field, that are too often taken for granted. It’s our responsibility as journalists at USC to shed light on how college sports are not a vacuum outside of society but rather part of an inherently unequal hierarchical system. We know that USC Athletics is a major aspect of campus life for students, identity for alumni and pride for fans. USC Athletics is a brand, one that plays a central role to so many members of the University community. The term “Trojan Family” is perhaps best on display amid the backdrop of USC sports, and that’s a reality we don’t take lightly. The Daily Trojan is a completely independent, student-run platform, and it is our job to provide a voice to our local community and student body. This means increasing profiles that highlight the achievements and contributions on and off the field of the Black student-athletes in our community, dedicating ourselves to covering social justice issues within USC Athletics and the wider world of sports and holding the Athletic Department accountable to follow through with its initiatives to fight for racial justice both within Trojan athletics and beyond. We want to look at the big picture when reporting on our student-athletes. All of us love sports, but that doesn’t mean the system providing us with such rich and entertaining moments is or has ever been anything close to perfect. The student-athletes who make you proud to call yourself a Trojan are reckoning with a sporting landscape that doesn’t prioritize their equity.  Tradition is everything to USC, but change is demanded for a reason. These are just some of the many ways we can and must listen to the voices — especially those of color — in our community and help do our part in effecting lasting, tangible change.  College athletes have said as much. A group of Pac-12 football players wrote a letter in the Players’ Tribune Aug. 2 stating they will opt out of the 2020 season if the NCAA does not remedy these shortcomings. Student-athletes at USC formed the United Black Student-Athletes Association in June to demand that the Athletic Department better support its Black student-athletes and actively fight racial injustice. center_img Statues of USC’s 1969 defensive line, known as “The Wild Bunch,” cast a shadow outside of Heritage Hall. (Vincent Leo | Daily Trojan) There is a multitude of questions regarding whether fall sports will be played this year. Administrators are forced to consider not just the economic necessity and logistical feasibility of safely carrying out a 2020 season but also the ethics of taking such a risk in the first place.  Tailgating? Wouldn’t bet on it. Fans in the stadiums? Unlikely. Games taking place at all? Far too early to tell, but there’s no guarantee — no matter what the schedule says.  This is a moment when we must collectively understand that acknowledging systemic injustice without actively working to dismantle it is simply not enough. So, until we’re all told there won’t be college sports this semester, the Daily Trojan sports team will continue to bring you as close to your typical fan experience as we can with the resources available to us, even if much of that work will be done remotely. Now, to add on, student-athletes are having to fight for uniform coronavirus prevention protocols and medical coverage from the NCAA during a pandemic that disproportionately affects the Black community. This is our promise to reflect these complex truths in our reporting. This is our promise to improve upon our regrettable lack of diversity among our staff and our columnists to uplift the voices that we have historically undercovered. In just about every way, this won’t be a normal semester for anyone in the USC community. Athletics are no exception, and that’s not just because the football schedule will exclude Notre Dame for the first time since World War II. Most people across the sporting landscape have concerns about the feasibility of safely carrying out a fall sports season. Almost all are hoping there’s a way to make it happen. Both statements apply to us. last_img read more

Mourinho hails Diego Costa as ‘special player’ after Swansea hat-trick

first_imgChelsea boss Jose Mourinho described Diego Costa as a “special” player after the Spain striker fired the Blues two points clear in the Premier League.Costa, who passed a late fitness test on a hamstring injury, scored a hat-trick as Chelsea beat Swansea 4-2.The £32m summer signing from Atletico Madrid has seven goals in his first four games for the west London club.”He is one of the best strikers at this moment in football,” Mourinho told BBC Sport. “He is a special player.”Costa cancelled out John Terry’s early own-goal with a header on the stroke of half-time and pounced twice after the break from close range to swing the match Chelsea’s way.He departed to a standing ovation from the home fans, who then watched Costa’s replacement Loic Remy score his first goal for the club since joining for £10.5m from QPR. “The team is an attacking team that creates a lot of chances and spaces for a striker,” said Mourinho.”The second goal is a brilliant collective action. [Cesc] Fabregas had a fantastic assist and Diego put the ball in the net. Diego is a good player but he is in a good team.”Costa’s goals have added another dimension to a side that finished third in the league last season.He has already scored two more league goals than Fernando Torres and Demba Ba each managed for Chelsea in the whole of last season, and only two fewer than Samuel Eto’o.Former England striker Alan Shearer believes Costa’s muscular forward play and finishing make him “tailor-made” for the Premier League. “Everything impressed me about Diego Costa today,” Shearer told BBC Radio 5 live. “He is looking the real deal. When it is not going as it should be for Chelsea, they have a goalscorer who can get them out of it.”And he added on Match of the Day: “When you consider it took Fernando Torres 43 games to get seven goals, Costa definitely makes a difference.”What Chelsea have now is a guy that, when they are playing poorly, can score goals and pull them through. Chelsea did not play well against Swansea but just before half-time they got a corner and he scored.”He is always available. He always wants the ball to feet and if you want to push him around and bully him it is alright because he will do the same to you.”As well as goals, he can assist also. He can do pretty much everything. He has made a great start. He will get a bagful of goals this season if he stays fit because that team will create chances for him.” Former Blues winger Pat Nevin believes the only thing that can stop Costa scoring is injury.”He looks like he will pick up a few injuries because he puts himself about, but he has got everything,” the Scot said on BBC Radio 5 live.”We knew he was strong and a natural finisher, but he has quick feet and a great knowledge of the game.”He can play others in and is a complete centre-forward.”last_img read more

Red Sox homer their way past Clayton Kershaw, Dodgers for World Series title

first_imgRings are on the menu. #WorldSeries pic.twitter.com/X7VMCu7Lqf— MLB (@MLB) October 29, 2018 Dodgers’ Max Muncy trying to work his way out of slow start For all the criticism of Dave Roberts’ pitching decisions – they weren’t good – it was a lack of offense that did sink the Dodgers ultimately.They hit a weak .180 (34 for 189) in the World Series and were outscored 28-16 by the team that led baseball in runs scored this season. When it came time to adjust against a steady diet of good pitching, the National League’s home run leaders failed to do it adequately and slugged only occasionally.With Price pitching on short rest in Game 5, the Dodgers’ goal was to drive up his pitch count and get him out of the game or capitalize on his fatigue. That never materialized. They went down on fewer than 10 pitches four times in the first seven innings against Price, keeping his pitch count low enough for him to pitch into the eighth inning and hand the ball where he handed the ball to Joe Kelly.The Dodgers didn’t even put a ball in play over the final two innings. Kelly struck out three Dodgers in a row in the eighth. Chris Sale did the same in the ninth. Freese’s gifted triple was the Dodgers’ last hit until next spring.“I expect us to be back here next year – but celebrating on the field,” Roberts said. How Dodgers pitcher Ross Stripling topped the baseball podcast empire Mookie’s first #postseason home run came at a GREAT time. pic.twitter.com/UYlNbZEgfF— MLB (@MLB) October 29, 2018 Cody Bellinger homer gives Dodgers their first walkoff win of season Steve. Pearce.He’s done it again. #WorldSeries pic.twitter.com/OYq9aMbzLn— MLB (@MLB) October 29, 2018 For the second year in a row, baseball’s champion was crowned at Dodger Stadium and it wasn’t the home team, an indignity no team had experienced since the 1936-37 New York Giants.“We did too many bad things in the playoffs and that’s why the Red Sox are the World Series champs for 2018 and we’re losing again, back-to-back Series,” Dodgers outfielder Yasiel Puig said. “Everybody in this clubhouse feels bad. Everybody feels sad. But we didn’t do the things to win a championship.”It took the longest game in the history of the World Series for the Dodgers to even get one victory in this Series. Their wait for a title will go into a 31st year and another blue October will be remembered for the slumped shoulders of Clayton Kershaw.Whatever demons have denied Los Angeles for three decades now have saved their most pointed torment for Kershaw.“Disappointed. Yeah, just disappointed, I think,” Kershaw said when asked his emotions after coming up short in October again. “There’s only one team that can win and we know that. But it just hurts worse when you make it all the way and get second place. So having done that two years in a row now – it doesn’t make it any easier.” Fire danger is on Dave Roberts’ mind as Dodgers head to San Francisco PreviousThe Boston Red Sox celebrate after defeating the Los Angeles Dodgers 5-1 in game five of the World Series at Dodger Stadium on Sunday, October 28, 2018 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Scott Varley, Daily Breeze/SCNG) SoundThe gallery will resume insecondsBoston Red Sox catcher Christian Vazquez, jumps on pitcher Chris Sale after he struck out Los Angeles Dodgers Manny Machado, #8, to win the World Series. Boston won the game 5-1 and the series 4-1. (Photo by David Crane, Los Angeles Daily News/SCNG)The Boston Red Sox celebrate with The Commissioner’s Trophy after defeating the Los Angeles Dodgers 5-1 in game five of the World Series at Dodger Stadium on Sunday, October 28, 2018 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Keith Birmingham, Pasadena Star-News/SCNG)The Boston Red Sox’ Steve Pearce celebrates after being name the World Series MVP after defeating the Los Angeles Dodgers 5-1 in game five of the World Series at Dodger Stadium on Sunday, October 28, 2018 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Keith Birmingham, Pasadena Star-News/SCNG)The Boston Red Sox’ David Price celebrates with The Commissioner’s Trophy after defeating the Los Angeles Dodgers 5-1 in game five of the World Series at Dodger Stadium on Sunday, October 28, 2018 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Keith Birmingham, Pasadena Star-News/SCNG)Boston Red Sox celebrate their World Series win after Boston Red Sox pitcher Chris Sale struck out Los Angeles Dodgers Manny Machado, left, in the 9th inning in game 5 of the World Series at Dodger Stadium Sunday, October 28, 2018. Boston won the game 5-1 and the series 4-1. (Photo by David Crane, Los Angeles Daily News/SCNG)Los Angeles Dodgers relief pitcher Pedro Baez stands on the mound as the Boston Red Sox Steve Pearce rounds the bases after his second home run of the game in the eighth inning of game five of the World Series at Dodger Stadium on Sunday, October 28, 2018 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Scott Varley, Daily Breeze/SCNG)The Boston Red Sox Steve Pearce rounds the bases after his second home run of the game abasing the Los Angeles Dodgers in the eighth inning of game five of the World Series at Dodger Stadium on Sunday, October 28, 2018 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Scott Varley, Daily Breeze/SCNG)Los Angeles Dodgers relief pitcher Pedro Baez stands on the mound as the Boston Red Sox Steve Pearce rounds the bases after his second home run of the game in the eighth inning of game five of the World Series at Dodger Stadium on Sunday, October 28, 2018 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Scott Varley, Daily Breeze/SCNG)Los Angeles Dodgers relief pitcher Pedro Baez sits in the dugout after giving up a home run to the Boston Red Sox Steve Pearce, his second of the game, in the eighth inning of game five of the World Series at Dodger Stadium on Sunday, October 28, 2018 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Scott Varley, Daily Breeze/SCNG)Boston Red Sox starting pitcher David Price reacts after getting Los Angeles Dodgers Yasiel Puig to ground out to end the seventh inning of game five of the World Series at Dodger Stadium on Sunday, October 28, 2018 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Keith Birmingham, Pasadena Star-News/SCNG)Los Angeles Dodgers catcher Austin Barnes hangs his head in the dugout next to Justin Turner in the eighth inning of game five of the World Series at Dodger Stadium on Sunday, October 28, 2018 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Scott Varley, Daily Breeze/SCNG)Los Angeles Dodgers right fielder Yasiel Puig watches from the dugout during the eighth inning of game five of the World Series at Dodger Stadium on Sunday, October 28, 2018 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Keith Birmingham, Pasadena Star-News/SCNG)A Red Sox fan celebrates during game five of the World Series at Dodger Stadium on Sunday, October 28, 2018 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Scott Varley, Daily Breeze/SCNG)Dodgers fans don’t look happy during game five of the World Series at Dodger Stadium on Sunday, October 28, 2018 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Scott Varley, Daily Breeze/SCNG)Los Angeles Dodgers look on from the dugout in the 9th inning in game 5 of the World Series at Dodger Stadium Sunday, October 28, 2018. Boston won the game 5-1 and the series 4-1. (Photo by David Crane, Los Angeles Daily News/SCNG)Boston Red Sox starting pitcher David Price is taken out of the game in the eighth inning of game five of the World Series at Dodger Stadium on Sunday, October 28, 2018 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Keith Birmingham, Pasadena Star-News/SCNG)Fans applaud as Boston Red Sox starting pitcher David Price is removed in the eighth inning against the Los Angeles Dodgers during game five of the World Series at Dodger Stadium on Sunday, October 28, 2018 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Scott Varley, Daily Breeze/SCNG)The Boston Red Sox’ Steve Pearce points to his teammates as he celebrates hitting a solo home run against the Los Angeles Dodgers in the eighth inning of game five of the World Series at Dodger Stadium on Sunday, October 28, 2018 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Keith Birmingham, Pasadena Star-News/SCNG)Enrique Hernandez of the Los Angeles Dodgers goes up the wall, but can’t reach a Steve Pearce ( not pictured) of the Boston Red Sox solo home run in the eighth inning of game five of the World Series at Dodger Stadium on Sunday, October 28, 2018 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Keith Birmingham, Pasadena Star-News/SCNG)Los Angeles Dodgers starting pitcher Clayton Kershaw, Corey Seager and Rich Hill, from left, watch from the dugout in the eighth inning of game five of the World Series at Dodger Stadium on Sunday, October 28, 2018 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Keith Birmingham, Pasadena Star-News/SCNG)The Boston Red Sox’ Steve Pearce, center, celebrates with Xander Bogaerts and Christian Vazquez after hitting a solo home run against the Los Angeles Dodgers in the eighth inning of game five of the World Series at Dodger Stadium on Sunday, October 28, 2018 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Keith Birmingham, Pasadena Star-News/SCNG)The Los Angeles Dodgers’ Cody Bellinger, Corey Seager and Chase Utley, from left, watch from the dugout railing during game five of the World Series at Dodger Stadium on Sunday, October 28, 2018 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Keith Birmingham, Pasadena Star-News/SCNG)The Boston Red Sox’ J.D. Martinez celebrates with Christian Vazquez after his solo home run against the Los Angeles Dodgers in the seventh inning inning of game five of the World Series at Dodger Stadium on Sunday, October 28, 2018 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Keith Birmingham, Pasadena Star-News/SCNG)Boston Red Sox J.D. Martinez, #28, is greeted by teammates after he knocked in a solo homer in the 7th inning in game 5 of the World Series at Dodger Stadium Sunday, October 28, 2018. (Photo by David Crane, Los Angeles Daily News/SCNG)Los Angeles Dodgers bench looks on late during game five of the World Series against the Boston Red Sox at Dodger Stadium on Sat, October 28, 2018 in Los Angeles, California. against the Boston Red Sox won 5-1. (Photo by Keith Birmingham, Pasadena Star-News/SCNG)The Boston Red Sox’ J.D. Martinez celebrates his solo home run with Xander Bogaerts after scoring past Los Angeles Dodgers catcher Austin Barnes in the seventh inning of game five of the World Series at Dodger Stadium on Sunday, October 28, 2018 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Scott Varley, Daily Breeze/SCNG)Boston’s J.D. Martinez trots home as Dodgers starting pitcher Clayton Kershaw looks at the scoreboard after Martinez’s solo home run during the seventh inning of Game 5 of the World Series on Sunday night at Dodger Stadium. (Photo by David Crane, Los Angeles Daily News/SCNG)The Boston Red Sox’ J.D. Martinez celebrates as he scores past Los Angeles Dodgers catcher Austin Barnes after his solo home run in the seventh inning inning of game five of the World Series at Dodger Stadium on Sunday, October 28, 2018 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Keith Birmingham, Pasadena Star-News/SCNG)Los Angeles Dodgers starting pitcher Clayton Kershaw watches a solo home run by the Boston Red Sox’ J.D. Martinez leave the park in the seventh inning of game five of the World Series at Dodger Stadium on Sunday, October 28, 2018 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Scott Varley, Daily Breeze/SCNG)Los Angeles Dodgers starting pitcher Clayton Kershaw sits in the dugout after giving up a solo home run to the Boston Red Sox’ J.D. Martinez in the seventh inning of game five of the World Series at Dodger Stadium on Sunday, October 28, 2018 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Scott Varley, Daily Breeze/SCNG)Los Angeles Dodgers starting pitcher Clayton Kershaw sits in the dugout after giving up a solo home run to the Boston Red Sox’ Mookie Betts in the sixth inning of game five of the World Series at Dodger Stadium on Sunday, October 28, 2018 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Scott Varley, Daily Breeze/SCNG)Los Angeles Dodgers starting pitcher Clayton Kershaw sits in the dugout after giving up a solo home run to the Boston Red Sox’ Mookie Betts in the sixth inning of game five of the World Series at Dodger Stadium on Sunday, October 28, 2018 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Scott Varley, Daily Breeze/SCNG)Los Angeles Dodgers starting pitcher Clayton Kershaw heads to the dugout after giving up a solo home run to the Boston Red Sox’ Mookie Betts in the sixth inning of game five of the World Series at Dodger Stadium on Sunday, October 28, 2018 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Scott Varley, Daily Breeze/SCNG)Los Angeles Dodgers starting pitcher Clayton Kershaw reacts as the Boston Red Sox’ Mookie Betts rounds the bases after his solo home run in the sixth inning of game five of the World Series at Dodger Stadium on Sunday, October 28, 2018 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Scott Varley, Daily Breeze/SCNG)Los Angeles Dodgers shortstop Manny Machado can’t reach a single by Boston Red Sox’ J.D. Martinez in the fourth inning of game five of the World Series at Dodger Stadium on Sunday, October 28, 2018 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Scott Varley, Daily Breeze/SCNG)Los Angeles Dodgers first baseman David Freese slides into third for a triple as Boston Red Sox third baseman Rafael Devers applies a late tag in the third inning of game five of the World Series at Dodger Stadium on Sunday, October 28, 2018 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Scott Varley, Daily Breeze/SCNG)Los Angeles Dodgers first baseman David Freese slides into third for a triple against the Boston Red Sox in the third inning of game five of the World Series at Dodger Stadium on Sunday, October 28, 2018 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Scott Varley, Daily Breeze/SCNG)Boston Red Sox starting pitcher David Price throws to the plate in the third inning of game five of the World Series at Dodger Stadium on Sunday, October 28, 2018 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Scott Varley, Daily Breeze/SCNG)Dodgers’ first base coach George Lombard talks with Yasiel Puig after his single in the second inning against the Boston Red Sox in game five of the World Series at Dodger Stadium on Sunday, October 28, 2018 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Scott Varley, Daily Breeze/SCNG)Dodgers’ first base coach George Lombard watches Boston Red Sox starting pitcher David Price pitch in game five of the World Series at Dodger Stadium on Sunday, October 28, 2018 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Scott Varley, Daily Breeze/SCNG)Dodgers legend Sandy Koufax applauds after the top of the first inning during game five of the World Series at Dodger Stadium on Sunday, October 28, 2018 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Scott Varley, Daily Breeze/SCNG)Los Angeles Dodgers shortstop Manny Machado strikes out swinging to end the first inning of game five of the World Series at Dodger Stadium on Sunday, October 28, 2018 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Scott Varley, Daily Breeze/SCNG)Los Angeles Dodgers starting pitcher Clayton Kershaw throws to the plate in the first inning of game five of the World Series at Dodger Stadium on Sunday, October 28, 2018 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Scott Varley, Daily Breeze/SCNG)Los Angeles Dodgers first baseman David Freese celebrates in the dugout after his solo home run against the Boston Red Sox in the first inning of game five of the World Series at Dodger Stadium on Sunday, October 28, 2018 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Scott Varley, Daily Breeze/SCNG)Los Angeles Dodgers first baseman David Freese celebrates his solo home run against the Boston Red Sox in the first inning of game five of the World Series at Dodger Stadium on Sunday, October 28, 2018 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Scott Varley, Daily Breeze/SCNG)Los Angeles Dodgers first baseman David Freese celebrates his solo home run against the Boston Red Sox in the first inning of game five of the World Series at Dodger Stadium on Sunday, October 28, 2018 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Scott Varley, Daily Breeze/SCNG)Los Angeles Dodgers starting pitcher Clayton Kershaw sits in the dugout after giving up a two-run home run by Boston Red Sox first baseman Steve Pearce in the first inning of game five of the World Series at Dodger Stadium on Sunday, October 28, 2018 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Scott Varley, Daily Breeze/SCNG)Los Angeles Dodgers starting pitcher Clayton Kershaw walks to the dugout after giving up a two-run home run by Boston Red Sox first baseman Steve Pearce in the first inning of game five of the World Series at Dodger Stadium on Sunday, October 28, 2018 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Scott Varley, Daily Breeze/SCNG)Los Angeles Dodgers starting pitcher Clayton Kershaw walks to the dugout after giving up a two-run home run by Boston Red Sox first baseman Steve Pearce in the first inning of game five of the World Series at Dodger Stadium on Sunday, October 28, 2018 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Scott Varley, Daily Breeze/SCNG)Los Angeles Dodgers starting pitcher Clayton Kershaw watches a two-run home run by Boston Red Sox first baseman Steve Pearce leave the park in the first inning of game five of the World Series at Dodger Stadium on Sunday, October 28, 2018 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Scott Varley, Daily Breeze/SCNG)Los Angeles Dodgers starting pitcher Clayton Kershaw is greeted by Enrique Hernandez in the dugout before the start of game five of the World Series at Dodger Stadium on Sunday, October 28, 2018 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Scott Varley, Daily Breeze/SCNG)Orel Hershiser throws out the ceremonial first pitch before the start of game five of the World Series at Dodger Stadium on Sunday, October 28, 2018 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Scott Varley, Daily Breeze/SCNG)The Budweiser Clydesdales make their way across the outfield before the start of game five of the World Series at Dodger Stadium on Sunday, October 28, 2018 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Scott Varley, Daily Breeze/SCNG)Los Angeles Dodgers starting pitcher Clayton Kershaw stretches in the field before the start of game five of the World Series at Dodger Stadium on Sunday, October 28, 2018 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Scott Varley, Daily Breeze/SCNG)Dodgers Manager Dave Roberts talks to reporters before the start of game five of the World Series at Dodger Stadium on Sunday, October 28, 2018 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Scott Varley, Daily Breeze/SCNG)The Boston Red Sox’ Mookie Betts celebrates in the dugout after his solo home run in the sixth inning of game five of the World Series at Dodger Stadium on Sunday, October 28, 2018 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Keith Birmingham, Pasadena Star-News/SCNG)The Boston Red Sox’ Mookie Betts, right, celebrates with Boston Red Sox left fielder Andrew Benintendi after his solo home run in the sixth inning of game five of the World Series at Dodger Stadium on Sunday, October 28, 2018 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Keith Birmingham, Pasadena Star-News/SCNG)Los Angeles Dodgers starting pitcher Clayton Kershaw walks around the mound as Boston Red Sox right fielder Mookie Betts rounds the bases after his solo home run in the sixth inning of game five of the World Series at Dodger Stadium on Sunday, October 28, 2018 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Keith Birmingham, Pasadena Star-News/SCNG)Los Angeles Dodgers second baseman Chris Taylor leaps in vain looking for Boston Red Sox right fielder Mookie Betts’s solo home run in the sixth inning of game five of the World Series at Dodger Stadium on Sunday, October 28, 2018 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Keith Birmingham, Pasadena Star-News/SCNG)Manager Dave Roberts looks over his notes next to bench coach Bob Geren in the fifth inning of game five of the World Series at Dodger Stadium on Sunday, October 28, 2018 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Keith Birmingham, Pasadena Star-News/SCNG)Protesters hang a banner off the top deck in support of transgender rights during game five of the World Series at Dodger Stadium on Sunday, October 28, 2018 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Keith Birmingham, Pasadena Star-News/SCNG)Los Angeles Dodgers starting pitcher Clayton Kershaw celebrates after getting the Boston Red Sox’ Xander Bogaerts to hit into a double play to end the top of the fourth inning of game five of the World Series at Dodger Stadium on Sunday, October 28, 2018 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Keith Birmingham, Pasadena Star-News/SCNG)Boston Red Sox starting pitcher David Price reacts after getting Los Angeles Dodgers center fielder Enrique Hernandez to pop up with a runner on second to end the third inning of game five of the World Series at Dodger Stadium on Sunday, October 28, 2018 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Keith Birmingham, Pasadena Star-News/SCNG)Boston Red Sox starting pitcher David Price walks to the dugout after striking out Los Angeles Dodgers catcher Austin Barnes to end the second inning of game five of the World Series at Dodger Stadium on Sunday, October 28, 2018 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Keith Birmingham, Pasadena Star-News/SCNG)Dodgers’ first base coach George Lombard during game five of the World Series at Dodger Stadium on Sunday, October 28, 2018 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Keith Birmingham, Pasadena Star-News/SCNG)Dodgers’ first base coach George Lombard jogs to his position during game five of the World Series at Dodger Stadium on Sunday, October 28, 2018 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Keith Birmingham, Pasadena Star-News/SCNG)in the xxx inning of game five of the World Series at Dodger Stadium on Sunday, October 28, 2018 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Keith Birmingham, Pasadena Star-News/SCNG)Los Angeles Dodgers first baseman David Freese is greeted at the top of the dugout after his solo home run against the Boston Red Sox in the first inning of game five of the World Series at Dodger Stadium on Sunday, October 28, 2018 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Keith Birmingham, Pasadena Star-News/SCNG)Los Angeles Dodgers shortstop Manny Machado shows his displeasure with home plate umpire Jeff Nelson after striking out swinging to end the first inning of game five of the World Series at Dodger Stadium on Sunday, October 28, 2018 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Keith Birmingham, Pasadena Star-News/SCNG)Los Angeles Dodgers David Freese celebrates his solo home run with third base coach Chris Woodward in the first inning of game five of the World Series at Dodger Stadium on Sunday, October 28, 2018 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Keith Birmingham, Pasadena Star-News/SCNG)Los Angeles Dodgers David Freese celebrates his solo home run in the first inning of game five of the World Series at Dodger Stadium on Sunday, October 28, 2018 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Keith Birmingham, Pasadena Star-News/SCNG)Los Angeles Dodgers David Freese watches his solo home run leave the park in the first inning of game five of the World Series at Dodger Stadium on Sunday, October 28, 2018 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Keith Birmingham, Pasadena Star-News/SCNG)Boston Red Sox starting pitcher David Price throws to the plate in the first inning of game five of the World Series at Dodger Stadium on Sunday, October 28, 2018 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Keith Birmingham, Pasadena Star-News/SCNG)Boston Red Sox first baseman Steve Pearce, center, celebrates with teammates after his two-run home run in the first inning of game five of the World Series at Dodger Stadium on Sunday, October 28, 2018 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Keith Birmingham, Pasadena Star-News/SCNG)Los Angeles Dodgers starting pitcher Clayton Kershaw throws to the plate in the first inning of game five of the World Series at Dodger Stadium on Sunday, October 28, 2018 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Keith Birmingham, Pasadena Star-News/SCNG)Actors Matt Damon and Billy Crudup in the stands before the start of game five of the World Series at Dodger Stadium on Sunday, October 28, 2018 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Keith Birmingham, Pasadena Star-News/SCNG)Actor Jason Bateman and Jimmy Kimmel in the stands before the start of game five of the World Series at Dodger Stadium on Sunday, October 28, 2018 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Keith Birmingham, Pasadena Star-News/SCNG)Boston Red Sox David Price, #24, chases down Los Angeles Dodgers Clayton Kershaw, 22, to tag him out on the first base line during the 5th inning in game 5 of the World Series at Dodger Stadium Sunday, October 28, 2018. (Photo by David Crane, Los Angeles Daily News/SCNG)Los Angeles Dodgers David Freese, 25, beats the throw to Boston Red Sox third baseman Rafael Devers, 11, for a triple in the third inning of game 5 of the World Series at Dodger Stadium Sunday, October 28, 2018. (Photo by David Crane, Los Angeles Daily News/SCNG)Los Angeles Dodgers David Freese connected on this pitch in the 3rd inning for a triple in game 5 of the World Series at Dodger Stadium Sunday, October 28, 2018. (Photo by David Crane, Los Angeles Daily News/SCNG)Los Angeles Dodgers Yasiel Puig connected on this pitch for a single in the 2nd inning of game 5 of the World Series at Dodger Stadium Sunday, October 28, 2018. (Photo by David Crane, Los Angeles Daily News/SCNG)Los Angeles Dodgers David Freese, #25, points to the right field seats as he rounds the bases after hitting a solo home run in the first inning of game 5 of the World Series at Dodger Stadium Sunday, October 28, 2018. (Photo by David Crane, Los Angeles Daily News/SCNG)Los Angeles Dodgers Clayton Kershaw reacts to Boston Red Sox Steve Pearce hitting 2-run homer in the first inning of game 5 of the World Series at Dodger Stadium Sunday, October 28, 2018. (Photo by David Crane, Los Angeles Daily News/SCNG)Boston Red Sox Steve Pearce is greeted by teammates after hitting a 2-run homer in the first inning of game 5 of the World Series at Dodger Stadium Sunday, October 28, 2018. (Photo by David Crane, Los Angeles Daily News/SCNG)Los Angeles Dodgers Clayton Kershaw stretches before the start of game 5 of the World Series at Dodger Stadium Sunday, October 28, 2018. The Dodgers trail the Red Sox 3-1 in the series. (Photo by David Crane, Los Angeles Daily News/SCNG)Dodger great Orel Hershiser waves to the crowd before throwing out the ceremonial first pitch before game five of the World Series at Dodger Stadium on Sunday, October 28, 2018 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Keith Birmingham, Pasadena Star-News/SCNG)Mickey Hatcher and Orel Hershiser get their photo taken after Hershiser throws out the ceremonial first pitch to his old catcher before game five of the World Series at Dodger Stadium on Sunday, October 28, 2018 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Keith Birmingham, Pasadena Star-News/SCNG)Los Angeles Dodgers Mickey Hatcher and Orel Hershiser throw out the first pitch before the start of game 5 of the World Series at Dodger Stadium Sunday, October 28, 2018. (Photo by David Crane, Los Angeles Daily News/SCNG)Los Angeles Dodgers starting pitcher Clayton Kershaw warms up in the outfield as the Budweiser Clydesdales travel the outfield before game five of the World Series at Dodger Stadium on Sunday, October 28, 2018 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Keith Birmingham, Pasadena Star-News/SCNG)Boston Red Sox catcher Christian Vazquez makes sure Los Angeles Dodgers Chris Taylor is out after he strikes out to begin the fifth inning of game five of the World Series at Dodger Stadium on Sunday, October 28, 2018 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Keith Birmingham, Pasadena Star-News/SCNG)NextShow Caption1 of 95ExpandLOS ANGELES — A year ago, the Dodgers trudged off into the winter with no regrets, at least none that they would admit.They were just as good as the Houston Astros, they believed, just as worthy of a championship. It had eluded them but they would return to claim what they felt they deserved.It’s going to be hard to convince themselves of that this time.The World Series mulligan they craved lasted just five games. The Boston Red Sox dismissed them in Game 5 on Sunday, hitting four home runs (two by Series MVP Steve Pearce) in a 5-1 victory to claim their fourth World Series title in the past 15 years. No longer the Superman who had tried to will the Dodgers to a championship in the past, this Kershaw with the diminished velocity gave up three home runs Sunday – a two-run shot to Pearce in the first inning, putting the Dodgers down to stay, and solo homers to Mookie Betts (ending an 0-for-13 slide) and J.D. Martinez.“I thought honestly Kersh was throwing a good game,” Dodgers catcher Austin Barnes said. “Solo homers got us in the end. He kept us tight, 2-1, for most of the game. Then a couple mistakes to a really good team over there. They have a good lineup. They make you pay. I thought we were doing a pretty good job, for the most part. They just kind of outslugged us.”Pitching in a postseason game that could end the Dodgers’ season for the 10th time (thesixth start), Kershaw now has a 5.40 ERA in those games. Six of the 10 were season-ending losses for the Dodgers and Kershaw has given up eight home runs in those potential elimination games, more than any other pitcher in history.In his six starts in those elimination games, Kershaw has a 6.06 ERA. According to Baseball-Reference.com, only 24 pitchers in baseball history have started four or more elimination games for their team. None have an ERA as high as Kershaw in those must-win situations.“He doesn’t quit, man. He’s one of the best,” said Dodgers closer Kenley Jansen, Kershaw’s teammate in six painful Octobers now. “People need to be grateful to see a pitcher like that in their generation. We might not see another one in a while. He might go down as one of the best lefties to ever play this game.“Yes, we struggle. You can say whatever. You can say we struggle in the postseason or whatever. Still, I’m proud of Kersh. I’m proud of how he competes. He never gives up. He goes out there and competes and tries to lift his team. Sometimes it doesn’t go your way and you fall short. But that’s what gets us better. I know that Kersh is going to keep motivating himself and try to get back here on this stage next year. That’s what we’re going to do now.”Whether Kershaw makes that effort in a Dodgers’ uniform remains the first off-season question the team needs to answer. After Sunday’s loss, Kershaw again said he has not made a decision on his opt-out clause, saying he has three days to decide whether to use it – correcting himself from earlier this month when he thought it was a 10-day window after the end of the World Series.“I’ve got three days now to think about all of that stuff before anything happens,” Kershaw said. “So it will be an eventful three days for me and I’ll try to figure it out.”The postseason redemption Kershaw must crave belongs to Red Sox left-hander David Price this fall. Pitching on short rest, Price held the Dodgers to three hits over seven innings in Game 5, claiming his second victory in the Series. Two of the hits in Game 5 came from David Freese, placed in the leadoff spot because the Dodgers didn’t know how long the left-handed Price would go before being replaced by a right-handed reliever.Freese did his part. He homered off Price in the first inning and legged out a triple in the third when right fielder J.D. Martinez lost his deep fly ball in the dusky sky.But the Dodgers stranded Freese at third after that gift, their only at-bats with runners in scoring position in Game 5. That was just as well. They hit .200 (4 for 20) with RISP in this series and a dreadful .192 (20 for 104) in the postseason – a number remarkable for not having sunk their chances earlier.Related Articles Dodgers hit seven home runs, sweep Colorado Rockies #WorldSeries hero? David Freese knows something about that. pic.twitter.com/8Ca8ZqA7P8— MLB (@MLB) October 29, 2018 Miiiiight be time to get those M-V-P chants going.Steve Pearce goes yard AGAIN! pic.twitter.com/g4p96eK2ED— FOX Sports: MLB (@MLBONFOX) October 29, 2018 Newsroom GuidelinesNews TipsContact UsReport an Errorlast_img read more

Fishermen are Pulling Deformed Fish out of Lake O

first_imgFisherman Jason Blair believes the FWC’s aquatic spraying program is destroying Lake Okeechobee’s vegetation and grotesquely deforming fish.This comes after anglers from across the region have documented fish after fish with what they say are tumors, large lesions, and deformities that are stomach-churning.“Week after week, day after day, we’re pulling out damage fish with tumors and burn marks on their sides and it’s just a terrible thing,” said Blair. “Tumors on a fish is definitely unusual and something I have not seen before until the last couple of months in these heavily sprayed areas.”But FWC officials say herbicide spraying is needed to control the spread of non-native invasive plants that block navigation channels and crowd out native plants.Herbicides registered for use in aquatic environments undergo years of rigorous evaluation with the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency. In addition, before an herbicide may be used in Florida waters, it must be registered with the Florida Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services. During this process, state health and environmental agencies comment on new herbicides. In order for an aquatic herbicide to pass the registration process, it must not pose a reasonable threat to human health and safety.Meanwhile, on the Treasure Coast, Representative Brian Mast said many times before, if we wouldn’t put it in the bathtub with our children or grandchildren, then it doesn’t belong in our waterways. That standard extends to spraying as well.last_img read more

Police release name of Iranian national arrested with machete on Flagler Memorial Bridge

first_img850 WFTL will continue to update the story as more details develop. Palm Beach police arrested a man who was armed with a machete, pickax, knives, and $22,000 in cash near the Flagler Memorial Bridge on Friday.According to authorities, the man was identified as Masoud Yareioeill Zoleh, an Iranian national.Yareilzoleh, had no known address, and investigators found his car at the Palm Beach International Airport.It is not clear why he was armed, or why  his car was at the airport.Police are still investigating.last_img read more

Sunday is the First Global Palindrome Date in Over 900 Years

first_imgSunday marks the first global palindrome date in 909 years.It is also the only palindrome date in all date formats that we will see in this century.Today is February 2, 2020, or 02/02/2020, which means the date as digits reads the same both front and backwards, regardless of the format in which a country writes the date.Both the MM/DD/YYYY format and the DD/MM/YYYY format read 02/02/2020 on this day, or simply 02022020.The last time a palindrome date in all formats occurred was 909 years ago, on 11/11/1111. It will happen again in 101 years, on 12/12/2121.last_img read more