O’Neill added: “Everybody can have their own opinion about whether the league is strong or not, but if you start making judgments of a whole league simply on the back of a couple of results in the Champions League, I’m afraid I don’t buy that and never have done. “Last season, for instance, Chelsea won the Champions League from our league. “We saw a game the other night, a fantastic game – Barcelona were absolutely magnificent in the match against AC Milan. “However, if the ball that hit the post had gone into the net, it might have been a long way back for Barcelona. “Just let’s say hypothetically they had been beaten – would that have meant that the Italian league was stronger than the Spanish league on the evidence of that result? “I’m afraid I don’t agree with that.” Press Association Arsenal’s heroic victory over Bayern Munich in Germany on Wednesday evening was still not enough for them to reach the last eight as they followed Manchester United, Manchester City and Chelsea out of the competition. However, while some commentators have suggested that is a reflection of the dwindling power of the Premier League, O’Neill, who led Celtic into the continent’s most prestigious club competition, does not concur. He said: “I’m afraid I don’t agree with that, I don’t agree with the reasoning behind it, let me put it this way.” Martin O’Neill insists the Barclays Premier League cannot be judged on England’s failure to have a club in the Champions League quarter-finals for the first time in 17 years.
___More AP sports: https://apnews.com/apf-sports and https://twitter.com/AP_Sports Share This StoryFacebookTwitteremailPrintLinkedinRedditThe Latest on the effects of the coronavirus outbreak on sports around the world:___A tennis player entered for the Palermo Ladies Open has tested positive for the coronavirus and withdrawn from the tournament, organizers announced Saturday. They did not name the player.While noting that the player is asymptomatic, the WTA Tour said in a statement that she will remain in isolation “until cleared by a physician per the established protocols.”The women’s tour added that “all those who may have been in close contact with the individual are undergoing testing per WTA protocols.” It said the tournament “will continue as planned.”Local organizers said the player was admitted to a national health facility designated for asymptomatic patients with COVID-19. August 1, 2020 Associated Press The Latest: Positive test at Palermo Ladies Open
Syracuse fell to Clemson at home Tuesday night, 74-73, to remain winless in the Atlantic Coast Conference. Here’s the reaction of the SU community to the Orange’s loss.[View the story “Syracuse community reacts to loss against Clemson” on Storify] Comments Published on January 5, 2016 at 10:16 pm Facebook Twitter Google+ Related Stories Syracuse folds late in regulation for 3rd straight game, drops matchup with Clemson, 74-73, in overtimeFast reaction: 3 takeaways from Syracuse’s 74-73 overtime loss to ClemsonGrade Syracuse’s performance against Clemson and vote for the player of the game
Comments Published on August 1, 2018 at 4:29 pm National signing day for class of 2019 recruits is scheduled on Feb. 6, 2019, but December’s early signing period surpassed it in 2017, when the Orange signed a majority of its 2018 recruits. This year, SU continues to add to its 2019 class. Included here are each of the players’ star rankings, notable offers and commitment dates according to 247Sports.com’s composite rankings and Scout.com. Track all of the commitments and signings from the Orange’s 2019 recruiting class here.COMMITSNazir Burnett, WR, 6-0.5 / 167★★★☆☆Notable offers: Boston College, Michigan StateBishop McDevitt (Pennsylvania) High SchoolCommitment Date: 8/3/18Ishmael Goulbourne, DE, 6-3 / 195★★☆☆☆Notable offers: Western Michigan, CincinnatiDwyer (Florida) High SchoolCommitment Date: 8/1/18Garett Williams, DB, 5-11 / 170★★★☆☆Notable offers:Hickory Ridge (North Carolina) High SchoolCommitment Date: 8/1/18AdvertisementThis is placeholder textDorian Hewett, DB, 5-11 / 180★★★☆☆Notable offers: Texas A&M-CommerceNorth Shore (Texas) Senior High SchoolCommitment Date: 7/28/18Matthew Bergeron, OT, 6-5 / 280★★★☆☆Notable offers: NoneCegep Garneau (Quebec)Commitment Date: 7/9/18Luke Benson, TE, 6-4 / 220★★★☆☆Notable offers: Buffalo, Harvard, ArmyCentral Bucks (Pennsylvania) High School WestCommitment Date: 6/24/18Adrian Cole, CB, 5-10 / 156★★★☆☆Notable offers: Buffalo, Kansas, PittsburghPlantation (Florida) High SchoolCommitment Date: 6/23/18Cornelius Nunn, ATH, 6-0 / 170★★★☆☆Notable offers: Alabama, Auburn, BaylorMiami Palmetto (Florida) High SchoolCommitment Date: 6/23/18Geoff Cantin, OLB, 6-4 / 220★★★☆☆Notable offers: NoneCegep Garneau (Quebec)Commitment Date: 6/22/18Anthony Red, OG, 6-4 / 270★★★☆☆Notable offers: Buffalo, TempleSt. Thomas More (Connecticut) High SchoolCommitment Date: 6/17/18Joe Rondi, DE, 6-4 / 250★★★☆☆Notable offers: Cincinnati, Buffalo, Rutgers.Wayne Hills (New Jersey) High SchoolCommitment Date: 6/13/18Courtney Jackson, WR, 5-11 / 160★★★☆☆Notable offers: Baylor, Cincinnati, TempleGateway (Pennsylvania) High SchoolCommitment Date: 4/27/18 Facebook Twitter Google+
MLB Opening Day 2019 is in the books.All 30 teams were in action on Thursday’s MLB schedule, with games spread out across the day. While Opening Day this year was technically March 20 when the Mariners and Athletics played a two-game series in Japan, Thursday was officially baseball’s Opening Day. MORE: Sign up to watch ‘ChangeUp,’ a new MLB live whiparound show on DAZNAll of the stars were back in action, including Mike Trout, Mookie Betts, Christian Yelich and new Phillie Bryce Harper. Top prospects Fernando Tatis Jr., Eloy Jimenez and Pete Alonso all made their MLB debuts.While Thursday was a monumental day for baseball, this is your annual reminder not to overreact. Most teams still have 161 games to play after this one, but Thursday should offer a glimpse of what is to come this baseball season. Sporting News tracked all the action from Opening Day for the 2019 MLB season. Keep up with the latest baseball scores and highlights with our live updates from Thursday’s games below.SN’s 2019 EXPERT PREDICTIONSWorld Series, awards picks | 27 things that will happenMLB scores from Opening Day 2019SN’s MLB scoreboard has all the stats and scores from every game on Opening Day. MLB Opening Day scheduleYankees 7, Orioles 2Mets 2, Nationals 0Brewers 5, Cardinals 4Phillies 10, Braves 4Tigers 2, Blue Jays 0 (10)Astros 5, Rays 1Cubs 12, Rangers 4Athletics 4, Angels 0Reds 5, Pirates 3Rockies 6, Marlins 2Twins 2, Indians 0Padres 2, Giants 0Dodgers 12, Diamondbacks 5Royals 5, White Sox 3Mariners 12, Red Sox 4MORE: Sign up to watch ‘ChangeUp,’ a new MLB live whip-around show on DAZNOpening Day 2019 live updates, highlightsRed Sox vs. Mariners10:45 p.m.: It’s over in Seattle. J.D. Martinez grounds to Dee Gordon for the final out. The Mariners are 3-0 after battering the reigning world champs. FINAL: Mariners 12, Red Sox 4.10:30 p.m.: Catching up: Santana launches a two-run homer off Tyler Thornburg in the seventh. Boston’s bullpen has allowed five runs thus far. Mariners 12, Red Sox 4. 9:51 p.m.: A fielding error scores Santana with two outs. Mariners 10, Red Sox 4.9:46 p.m.: The bat never leaves Jay Bruce’s shoulder as he is walked in four-straight pitches. Mariners 9, Red Sox 4.9:44 p.m.: Mariners have the bases loaded with one out in the sixth, threatening to add to their lead. Heath Hembree relieves Velazquez.9:25 p.m.: Benintendi adds one more run in the sixth with a single, scoring Nunez, to draw things a little closer. Mariners 8, Red Sox 4.9:20 p.m.: Christian Vazquez doubles, scoring Eduarda Nunez. Marco Gonzales is pulled for Roesnis Elias after 5.1 innings of 9-hit baseball. Mariners 8, Red Sox 3.9:03 p.m.: Ryon Healy joins the homer-parade with a solo-shot to left. Mariners 8, Red Sox 2.8:39 p.m.: It’s a short day for Sale as he is pulled after three innings. He allows seven runs on six hits and walks two. Hector Velazquez is on in relief.8:30 p.m.: Following a second mound visit for Sale, David Freitas hits a sac fly to score Mallex Smith. Mariners 7, Red Sox 2.8:27 p.m.: The nightmare continues for Chris Sale as the dream lives on for Beckham. Beckham hits a two-run homer to push the lead to four. Mariners 6, Red Sox 2.8:21 p.m.: Edward Encarnacion nails a 414-foot homer to centerfield. Sale has already thrown 65 pitches through 2.1 innings. Mariners 4, Red Sox 2.8:02 p.m.: And Seattle takes the lead! Domingo Santana ropes a two-run double and Sale doesn’t look like himself early on. Mariners 3, Red Sox 2. 7:52 p.m.: Tim Beckham’s hot start to the season continues. He takes Sale deep and the Mariners are within one in the second. Red Sox 2, Mariners 1. 7:48 p.m.: Eduardo Nunez and Jackie Bradley Jr. both reach base and use their speed to execute a double steal, setting up an Andrew Benintendi sacrifice fly. Red Sox 2, Mariners 0.7:18 p.m.: The defending champs get on the board fast, thanks to a J.D. Martinez RBI single. Red Sox 1, Mariners 0.7:08 p.m.: The final game of the day will pit Marco Gonzales against Chris Sale. First one of the season. 👊Your #OpeningDay @ParkWhiz Lineup: pic.twitter.com/o7BivyitRn— Boston Red Sox (@RedSox) March 28, 2019Your 2019 Mariners Opening Day lineup. 😤#TrueToTheBlue pic.twitter.com/TH5HoGKZgk— Seattle Mariners (@Mariners) March 28, 2019White Sox vs. Royals9:16 p.m.: Yolmer Sanchez lines out to end the game and comeback bid. FINAL: Royals 5, White Sox 3.9:06 p.m.: Daniel Palka grounds into fielder’s choice, scoring Moncada. Tim Anderson singles in next at-bat to score Jimenez with two outs in the ninth. Royals 5, White Sox 3.9:00 p.m.: Jimenez gets his first career RBI…by way of a hit-by-pitch. Sox are on the board. Royals 5, White Sox 1.8:59 p.m.: The White Sox are down to their final two outs, but have the bases loaded with Jimenez at the plate.8:35 p.m.: Keller’s day is done. He went seven scoreless innings, allowing just two hits with five strikeouts.8:24 p.m.: Soler doubles to deep left and scores Gordon. Royals 5, White Sox 0.8:21 p.m.: Mondesi picks up his second triple of the night and scores Whit Merrifield. Royals 4, White Sox 0.7:59 p.m.: The Royals tack on another run but leave the bases loaded. Royals 3, White Sox 0.7:46 p.m.: And Jorge Soler cashes in on the opportunity, bringing home a run with a single. Royals 2, White Sox 0. 7:43 p.m.: Keller is up to six shutout innings now and the Royals’ offense is threatening. 7:22 p.m.: Not much offense to go around in this one. Brad Keller has five strikeouts through five shutout innings and the teams have combined for just two hits.7:01 p.m.: Adalberto Mondesi triples and scores on Alex Gordon’s sacrifice fly and the Royals are on the board first. Royals 1, White Sox 0.6:51 p.m.: Jimenez has struck out twice now as this game remains scoreless. 6:17 p.m.: Eloy Jimenez, batting fifth, strikes out in his first MLB at-bat5:04 p.m.: The game is underway following a nearly two-hour delay.Here it is… your #OpeningDay Lineup! pic.twitter.com/JTtbCD2RYp— Chicago White Sox (@whitesox) March 28, 2019Without further ado…Here is your 2019 #OpeningDay lineup!#AlwaysRoyal pic.twitter.com/DixvkH55sm— Kansas City Royals (@Royals) March 28, 2019Indians vs. Twins6:37 p.m.: Another pitchers’ duel ends in a Minnesota win. Berrios outduels Kluber and Rocco Baldelli gets his first win as a manager. FINAL: Twins 2, Indians 05:54 p.m.: Finally some runs in Minnesota. Marwin Gonzalez delivers a two-run to break the scoreless tie. Corey Kluber had been fantastic up to that point. Twins 2, Indians 0.4:10 p.m.: Jose Berrios and Corey Kluber will be the starting pitchers for two teams who are expected to be at the top of the AL Central.Indians Opening Day lineup (NSFW)1. CF Leonys Martín2. 3B Jose Ramirez3. RF Tyler Naquin4. 1B Carlos Santana5. DH Hanley Ramirez6. LF Jake Bauers7. C Roberto Perez8. 2B Brad Miller9. SS Eric StametsSP Corey Kluber— Zack Meisel (@ZackMeisel) March 28, 2019Game one. #OpeningDay #MNTwinshttps://t.co/wmTONiIOWL pic.twitter.com/haEzcbOnWT— Minnesota Twins (@Twins) March 28, 2019Diamondbacks vs. Dodgers.@Dodgers are on pace for 1,296 homers. #OpeningDay pic.twitter.com/cCY6MXt5L0— MLB (@MLB) March 29, 20197:01 p.m.: Dodgers win on the back of an MLB record eight Opening Day home runs. Dodgers 12, Diamondbacks 5. 7:00 p.m.: A comeback is improbably, but the Diamondbacks are at least chipping away with three runs in the top of the ninth. Dodgers 12, Diamondbacks 5.6:33 p.m.: Eight home runs for the Dodgers now! Cody Bellinger and Hernandez add seventh inning home runs. The ball is flying out of Dodger Stadium. Dodgers 12, Diamondbacks 2. 6:30 p.m.: Max Muncy is out to prove that his 2018 wasn’t a fluke. He hits the sixth Dodger home run of the game. Dodgers 10, Diamondbacks 2.6:20 p.m.: Christian Walker hits the Diamondbacks’ second solo shot on Thursday. Dodgers 9, Diamondbacks 2. 6:15 p.m.: What a day for Joc Pederson! He hits his second home run of the game and the Dodgers increase their lead. Dodgers 9, Diamondbacks 1.Can’t stop @yungjoc650. #OpeningDayLA pic.twitter.com/M5KEhq3ZBr— Los Angeles Dodgers (@Dodgers) March 28, 20196:00 p.m.: Welcome to Arizona, Adam Jones! He homers in the fourth for the Diamondbacks’ first run of the game. Dodgers 7, Diamondbacks 1.5:43 p.m.: The rout continues as Seager adds a home run. Dodgers 7, Diamondbacks 0Welcome back, @coreyseager_5. #OpeningDay pic.twitter.com/157WvJaoOl— MLB (@MLB) March 28, 20195:27 p.m.: Kiké Hernandez and Austin Barnes go back-to-back as Greinke is getting lit up. Dodgers 6, Diamondbacks 0.4:59 p.m.: Joc Pederson’s big day continues as he adds a two-run home run. Dodgers 3, Diamondbacks 0.4:35 p.m.: The Dodgers get a run home on Zack Greinke thanks ot a Max Muncy RBI groundout. Joc Pederson helped set it up with a double off the wall. Dodgers 1, Diamondbacks 0. 4:10 p.m.: Corey Seager makes his return after missing all of 2018.Let’s do this! #RattleOn pic.twitter.com/8GpX2GgWHJ— Arizona Diamondbacks (@Dbacks) March 28, 2019Today’s #OpeningDayLA lineup vs. D-backs:Pederson LFSeager SSTurner 3BMuncy 1BPollock CFBellinger RFHernández 2BBarnes CRyu P#Dodgers | @Biofreeze pic.twitter.com/h9U0VSw4pp— Los Angeles Dodgers (@Dodgers) March 28, 2019Pirates vs. Reds7:06 p.m.: After a 12-pitch at-bat, Hernandez gets Dickerson to ground out with the bases loaded and the Reds win. FINAL: Reds 5, Pirates 3.6:54 p.m.: Amir Garrett gets a clutch strikeouts, but David Bell will make the switch to David Hernandez to try to get the final out.6:49 p.m.: Pirates are threatening against Raisel Iglesias. They have two on and just one out and it appears Iglesias’ day is done.6:39 p.m.: The Pirates get a run back on Corey Dickerson’s solo home run. Reds 5, Pirates 36:18 p.m.: Derek Dietrich delivers a pinch-hit three-run home run in the seventh inning and the Reds are in the lead! Reds 5, Pirates 2.6:09 p.m.: Jose Peraza goes deep off Taillon to tie the game in the bottom of the seventh. Pirates 2, Reds 2.5:56 p.m.: Pittsburgh takes the lead back on Jung-Ho Kang’s two-run single. The Pirates took advantage of some lackadasical fielding from the Reds to score the second run. Pirates 2, Reds 1.4:44 p.m.: Jose Iglesias starts his Reds career with a bang, driving in a run with a double to put Cincinnati up. Reds 1, Pirates 0.Welcome to Cincinnati, José Iglesias!#RedsOpeningDay | #BornToBaseball pic.twitter.com/UewEN4cvcL— Cincinnati Reds (@Reds) March 28, 20194:10 p.m.: Jameson Taillon vs. Luis Castillo in the NL Central battle.And now the moment you’ve been waiting for…Here is our #OpeningDay lineup, presented by Honda.#LetsGoBucs pic.twitter.com/ENF7Rpyhju— Pirates (@Pirates) March 28, 2019ICYMI, here is your 2019 #RedsOpeningDay lineup.#BornToBaseball pic.twitter.com/qm3FepBOn1— Cincinnati Reds (@Reds) March 28, 2019Rockies vs. Marlins7:09 p.m.: The Rockies close out a relatively stress-free win against the Marlins. FINAL: Rockies 6, Marlins 26:45 p.m.: Neil Walker adds the second solo homer for the Marlins today. Freeland exited before the inning, but he was great, surrendering just one earned run in seven innings. Rockies 6, Marlins 2. 6:10 p.m.: Kyle Freeland’s shutout is broken up on a home run by J.T. Riddle. Rockies 6, Marlins 1.5:47 p.m.: After an inconspicuous start, the Rockies have scored four runs in the fourth inning and two more in the fifth. Ryan McMahon has two RBI and Trevor Story has a home run. Rockies 6, Marlins 0.4:10 p.m.: The Opening Day starting lineups:Now it’s all about wins, baby. Let’s start racking them up today! #Rockies x #OpeningDay pic.twitter.com/Lc02FgjJaC— Colorado Rockies (@Rockies) March 28, 2019Our team. Our City. Let’s do this, #JuntosMiami.Roof: CLOSED👀: @FOXSportsFL👂: @MarlinsRadio📝: https://t.co/xD3bGpIeV1#OpeningDay pic.twitter.com/TbowXtBjPw— Miami Marlins (@Marlins) March 28, 2019Giants vs. Padres6:31 p.m.: Not a lot of runs in San Diego, but the Padres don’t mind. Kirby Yates finishes up the shutout. Wil Myers was the star on Thursday. Fernando Tatis went 2-for-3 and Machado struck out twice in three at-bats. FINAL: Padres 2, Giants 0.5:58 p.m.: Eric Lauer is removed after six scoreless innings. He let up just four hits and outdueled Bumgarner. 5:46 p.m.: Myers with his second RBI of the game, this time via a single. Padres 2, Giants 0.4:58 p.m.: Not the best start for Bumgarner as Wil Myers takes him deep. Padres 1, Giants 0. 4:42 p.m.: Tatis knocks a base hit through the left side for his first MLB hit.First at-bat, first big league hit for @tatis_jr. #OpeningDay pic.twitter.com/HXCaVcHc0i— MLB (@MLB) March 28, 20194:24 p.m.: Machado strikes out in his first at-bat as a Padre. At least he got a warm ovation.4:10 p.m.: Manny Machado makes his Padres debut and Fernando Tatis Jr. makes his MLB debut.Our #OpeningDay starting nine, powered by @Biofreeze.#SFGiants pic.twitter.com/VMOaD9IlKP— San Francisco Giants (@SFGiants) March 28, 2019Your #SDOpeningDay lineup features Manny Machado making his #Padres debut, @tatis_jr making his Major League debut, and @e_lauer10 on the hill for the first time to start this season! pic.twitter.com/AuQuMlRVQi— San Diego Padres (@Padres) March 28, 2019Angels vs. Athletics6:37 p.m.: The A’s close out a victory in just 2:18 and they are now 1-2 this season. FINAL: A’s 4, Angels 05:50 p.m.: Khris Davis picks up where he left off in Japan with his second home run of the season. A’s 4, Angels 0.Second deck? Khrushed. #OpeningDay pic.twitter.com/eOsDnRAr01— MLB (@MLB) March 28, 20195:19 p.m.: Marcus Semien adds to the lead with a home run. Former Athletic Cahill isn’t at his best today. A’s 3, Angels 0.Mar-CRUSHED! 3-0, us! #RootedInOakland pic.twitter.com/SsLllu6Npx— Oakland Athletics 🌳🐘⚾️ (@Athletics) March 28, 20195:03 p.m.: The A’s tack on another off Trevor Cahill. Stephen Piscotty hits an RBI double. A’s 2, Angels 0.4:43 p.m.: The A’s score first. Chad Pinder delivers a sacrifice fly after Jurickson Profar’s triple. A’s 1, Angels 0.4:13 p.m.: Mike Trout’s highly-anticipated first at-bat is a flyout to center field.4:07 p.m.: The lineups for the AL West battle: We’re ready for #OpeningDay. Are you? #TheHaloWayGame Preview » https://t.co/mEBsPHjncU pic.twitter.com/vBsaYSMg1j— Los Angeles Angels (@Angels) March 28, 2019First Coliseum lineup of 2019.#RootedInOakland #OpeningDay pic.twitter.com/ATYlubMI9h— Oakland Athletics 🌳🐘⚾️ (@Athletics) March 28, 2019Tigers vs. Blue Jays6:34 p.m.: Shane Greene gets the save as the lifeless Blue Jays offense gets just two hits in 10 innings. FINAL: TIgers 2, Blue Jays 0.6:26 p.m.: Rookie Christin Stewart breaks the scoreless tie with a two-run homer and the Tigers have the lead. Tigers 2, Blue Jays 0.6:15 p.m.: We are headed to extra innings. Not a great day for offense.5:51 p.m.: His no-hitter ended before Zimmermann’s, but Stroman doesn’t look too shabby out there. Still scoreless.Ready to binge the new season of the Stroshow. #OpeningDay pic.twitter.com/RsEJAYVVZg— MLB (@MLB) March 28, 20195:42 p.m.: Teoscar Hernandez breaks up the perfect game with an infield single. Great effort by Josh Harrison but he couldn’t make the throw in time.5:27 p.m.: Zimmermann is perfect through six. 5:20 p.m.: Nicholas Castellanos breaks up Marcus Stroman’s no-hit bid. 5:14 p.m.: Zimmermann and Stroman have dualing no-hitters through five innings. A pitcher’s duel at its finest.4:07 p.m.: Jordan Zimmermann vs. Marcus Stroman in the north of the border contest.Game 1: Harrison 2b, Castellanos rf, Cabrera 1b, Candelario 3b, Goodrum dh, Stewart lf, Greiner c, Mahtook cf, Mercer ss— Anthony Fenech (@anthonyfenech) March 28, 2019The wait is FINALLY over!Here is your #OpeningDay lineup! pic.twitter.com/0Kaxcc3W2B— Toronto Blue Jays (@BlueJays) March 28, 2019Cubs vs. Rangers7:16 p.m.: Mike Montgomery gets the final out one batter later and the Cubs win on Opening Day. Baez led the way with a pair of dingers. FINAL: Cubs 12, Rangers 47:14 p.m.: Nomar Mazara gives the Rangers another highlight with a two-run homer in the ninth inning. Cubs 12, Rangers 46:41 p.m.: After an injury-riddled 2018, Kris Bryant gets off on the right foot this season with a two-run home run. The Rangers bullpen has allowed six earned runs in 2.1 innings. Cubs 12, Rangers 26:21 p.m.: Jon Lester wraps up a quality start, going six innings and giving up two runs. 6:15 p.m: The Cubs have added two more runs off the Rangers’ bullpen. Cubs 9, Rangers 25:30 p.m.: Baez with another home run, this time a three-run shot off former Cub Jesse Chavez, to break this one open. Cubs 7, Rangers 2..@javy23baez hits the first #Cubs home run of 2019.Then he hits the second! #EverybodyIn pic.twitter.com/M9p5H8yUWQ— Chicago Cubs (@Cubs) March 28, 20195:21 p.m.: The Cubs take the lead on an RBI single by Jason Heyward and RBI double by Mark Zagunis. Chicago is threatening for more as well. Cubs 3, Rangers 2.5:01 p.m.: Cubs fans love the sight of this. They get one back with a Javier Baez solo home run. Rangers 2, Cubs 1.4:54 p.m.: Elvis Andrus breaks the scoreless tie with a two-run homer off Lester. Both of the Rangers hits in the inning came with two outs. Rangers 2, Cubs 0. Our team. Our City. Let’s do this, #JuntosMiami.Roof: CLOSED👀: @FOXSportsFL👂: @MarlinsRadio📝: https://t.co/xD3bGpIeV1#OpeningDay pic.twitter.com/TbowXtBjPw— Miami Marlins (@Marlins) March 28, 20194:05 p.m.: Today’s starting lineups:Here is our #OpeningDay lineup! #EverybodyInGame preview: https://t.co/szx0fVBWwW pic.twitter.com/UmkJWq6UKt— Chicago Cubs (@Cubs) March 28, 2019The wait is over.Gameday: https://t.co/52Xah2LqhG pic.twitter.com/kdRsUv9ukH— Texas Rangers (@Rangers) March 28, 2019Astros vs. Rays5:40 p.m.: Justin Verlander’s outstanding outing is rewarded as the bullpen finishes the gem off. FINAL: Astros 5, Rays 15:26 p.m.: The Astros lineup is showing why it’s one of baseball’s best. Jose Altuve adds to the home run party. Astros 5, Rays 1.‘Tuve trot. #OpeningDay pic.twitter.com/38hsaiVi6Q— MLB (@MLB) March 28, 20194:58 p.m.: Another home run for Houston! New Astro Michael Brantley goes yard off the reigning AL Cy Young winner. Astros 4, Rays 1.DEEEEEP to right! #TakeItBack pic.twitter.com/P44LtYJSMU— Houston Astros (@astros) March 28, 20194:54 p.m.: George Springer with a mammoth three-run home run to center field to put Houston on top. Astros 3, Rays 1.Third straight #OpeningDay HR for @GeorgeSpringer! pic.twitter.com/v7PO8tJwC2— Houston Astros (@astros) March 28, 20194:10 p.m.: After Houston goes down in order, Austin Meadows hits a leadoff home run for Tampa Bay. That’s how you set the tone. Rays 1, Astros 0.4:02 p.m.: Justin Verlander vs. Blake Snell. This one shouldn’t disappoint. Here are the starting lineups: We like this look. https://t.co/234OhQYxh1 #RaysUp | #OpeningDay pic.twitter.com/VDOoBRbOE4— Tampa Bay Rays (@RaysBaseball) March 28, 2019#OpeningDay⚾️ 3:00pm CT📺 @ATTSportsNetSW📻 @SportsTalk790 & 850 AM#TakeItBack pic.twitter.com/M1lWTU8LxQ— Houston Astros (@astros) March 28, 2019Braves vs. Phillies6:13 p.m.: Sophomore sensation Ronald Acuña drives in a run in the eighth but Pat Neshek slams the door in the ninth inning and the Phillies get a big win on Opening Day. FINAL: Phillies 10, Braves 45:49 p.m.: Slam time in Philly. Rhys Hoskins with a grand slam and that should just about do it. Phillies 10, Braves 3.Phantastic 4 (runs).(MLB x @PapaJohns) pic.twitter.com/bQHQAOMw4s— MLB (@MLB) March 28, 20195:34 p.m.: The Braves get a couple of runs back on newly-acquired Matt Joyce’s two-run blast. Phillies 6, Braves 3.5:17 p.m.: Maikel Franco has blown this game wide open with a three-run home run off Shane Carle. Phillies fans are happy despite Harper’s early struggles. Phillies 6, Braves 1.4:36 p.m.: The Phillies score two runs in the fourth off Teheran. Odubel Herrera and Cesar Hernandez had RBI singles, although Harper struck out in the same inning. Phillies 3, Braves 1.3:34 p.m.: The Braves get a run back on Nick Markakis’ RBI single. Ronald Acuna singled and stole second base to set it up. Phillies 1, Braves 1.Nick picks up right where he left off.#OpeningDay | #ChopOn pic.twitter.com/XU1qH1UHFS— Atlanta Braves (@Braves) March 28, 20193:19 p.m.: Harper grounds out to first base in his first at-bat.It’s @bryceharper3’s first game as a Phillie and we will show you all of his at-bats. Watch live here. #MLBTwitterHitter https://t.co/XART2PyZjp— MLB (@MLB) March 28, 20193:17 p.m.: In his first at-bat as a Phillie, Andrew McCutchen goes deep. Phillies 1, Braves 0..@TheCUTCH22 starts the party. pic.twitter.com/uHqOYddmL1— Philadelphia Phillies (@Phillies) March 28, 20193:10 p.m.: Bryce Harper is hitting third for Philadelphia, which will throw Aaron Nola vs. Julio Teheran.Cardinals vs. Brewers4:47 p.m.: What a catch! Lorenzo Cain robs Jose Martinez of a game-tying home run in the ninth inning to end the game. The Brewers win and Hader gets a two-inning save. FINAL: Brewers 5, Cardinals 4LO CAIN. FOR. THE. WIN. 😱 #OpeningDay pic.twitter.com/2B34gddRLh— MLB (@MLB) March 28, 20194:39 p.m.: John Gant escapes a jam and this game will head to the ninth with the Cardinals needing a run to tie the game. 4:32 p.m.: Josh Hader strikes out the side in his first inning of the season. Not bad.4:11 p.m.: Kolten Wong hits his second home run of the game and the Cardinals are within a run. Brewers 5, Cardinals 4.3:45 p.m.: Chacin exits with one out in the sixth inning. He allowed three runs and added a home run for himself. This game will be turned over to the Brewers bullpen. 3:30 p.m.: Brewers pitcher Chacin homers. How about that! The fifth home run of the game. Brewers 5, Cardinals 3.#PitchersWhoRake are so back. #OpeningDay pic.twitter.com/874LP1Vug7— MLB (@MLB) March 28, 20192:57 p.m.: Christian Yelich is back, folks! He hits a three-run homer off Mikolas in the third to put Milwaukee ahead. Miller Park is in a frenzy. Brewers 4, Cardinals 3.Yeli picking up where he left off. #OpeningDay pic.twitter.com/MElRm9f9E0— MLB (@MLB) March 28, 20192:41 p.m.: It’s turning into a slugfest early. Mike Moustakas, who re-signed with the Brewers in the offseason, goes deep. Cardinals 3, Brewers 1.2:31 p.m.: And Harrison Bader follows it up with a home run of his own to go back-to-back. Cardinals 3, Brewers 0.BACK-TO-BACK JACKS 💪 pic.twitter.com/ULMKtO3yGD— St. Louis Cardinals (@Cardinals) March 28, 20192:30 p.m.: Kolten Wong delivers a mammoth 2-run homer to put St. Louis up 2-0 early. Cardinals 2, Brewers 0.2:23 p.m.: Reigning MVP Christian Yelich grounds out as part of a 1-2-3 first inning.2:17 p.m.: Couldn’t have been a better first inning for Chacin. He strikes out the side.2:14 p.m.: Paul Goldschmidt strikes out in his first at-bat as a Cardinal.2:10 p.m.: Miles Mikolas will face off against Jhoulys Chacin. Game 1.LET’S GO 💪 pic.twitter.com/zdFITc3x8G— St. Louis Cardinals (@Cardinals) March 28, 2019Here’s the #Brewers #OpeningDay lineup! #NowWeGo #ThisIsMyCrew pic.twitter.com/r2pyNgaILm— Milwaukee Brewers (@Brewers) March 28, 2019Mets vs. Nationals3:52 p.m.: Diaz closes it out and the Mets win. deGrom and Scherzer had 22 strikeouts between them. FINAL: Mets 2, Nationals 03:44 p.m.: Heading to the bottom of the ninth. Edwin Diaz will try to get his first save as a Met.3:20 p.m.: The Mets get to the Nationals’ bullpen. With two on and two out, Cano drives in another run with a RBI single. Pete Alonso added his first major-league hit in the at-bat prior. Mets 2, Nationals 0. 3:11 p.m.: Scherzer exits in the top of the eighth. He gave up just one earned run in 7.2 innings with 12 strikeouts. 2:56 p.m.: deGrom’s day is done. His line: Six innings, five hits, zero earned runs, one walk, and 10 strikeouts. He’s in line for win with Seth Lugo in the game.2:42 p.m.: deGrom escapes a sixth inning jam to keep the Mets in front.Big spot. One-run game.@JdeGrom19 lives for this. pic.twitter.com/G5OSRv0bQV— New York Mets (@Mets) March 28, 20192:33 p.m.: This Scherzer guy is pretty good. He has 10 strikeouts through six.2:26 p.m.: Scherzer and deGrom have combined for 17 strikeouts through five innings.1:58 p.m.: With one out, Rendon grounds into an atypical double play. The Mets get the force at second, and Victor Robles hesitates and gets hung up between third and home for the final out. 1:52 p.m.: Victor Robles doubles, Adam Eaton singles and Washington is in business. 1:47 p.m.: Scherzer has six strikeouts through three frames.1:37 p.m.: Both teams go down 1-2-3 in the second inning. deGrom struck out the side. 1:26 p.m.: Trea Turner singles and Juan Soto draws a walk against deGrom, but no runs in the first inning for Washington. 1:13 p.m.: Robinson Cano’s first at-bat as a Met is a home run. Scherzer had fanned the first two of the inning. Mets 1, Nationals 0.Welcome to the @Mets, @RobinsonCano. #OpeningDay pic.twitter.com/QF6zXWwdJ7— MLB (@MLB) March 28, 20191:08 p.m.: Scherzer’s first pitch to Brandon Nimmo is a strike and the MLB season is off!1:05 p.m.: Max Scherzer vs. Jacob deGrom in this one. Not a bad pitching matchup.Let’s GO! 🔥 #OpeningDay #LGM pic.twitter.com/vu6ehx1yqC— New York Mets (@Mets) March 28, 2019DailyRoto Lineup Alert: Nationals1. RF Adam Eaton (L)2. SS Trea Turner (R)3. LF Juan Soto (L)4. 3B Anthony Rendon (R)5. 1B Ryan Zimmerman (R)6. 2B Brian Dozier (R)7. C Yan Gomes (R)8. SP Max Scherzer (R)9. CF Victor Robles (R)https://t.co/MRx1sKcr7b— DailyRoto News (@dailyrotonews) March 28, 2019Orioles vs. Yankees4:18 p.m.: Aroldis Chapman finishes it up and the Yankees take home the victory. New York’s bullpen went 3.1 scoreless. FINAL: Yankees 7, Orioles 2.3:56 p.m.: Greg Bird snaps an 0-fer with a solo home run. Yankees 7, Orioles 2. 3:03 p.m.: The O’s are keeping the game within reach. Trey Mancini drives in Dwight Smith Jr. with a double. Adam Ottavino will replace Masahiro Tanaka. Yankees 6, Orioles 2.2:47 p.m.: The Yankees add another run on Andujar’s sac fly. Yankees 6, Orioles 1.2:45 p.m.: With the bases loaded and no outs, Luke Voit is hit by a pitch. That’s a painful way to have your fourth RBI. Yankees 5, Orioles 1.2:19 p.m.: Baltimore gets on the board on an RBI single by Rio Ruiz after an error by Andujar. Yankees 4, Orioles 1.2:09 p.m.: Gary Sanchez thought he had a home run but it’s a fly out that barely reaches the warning track. Cashner limits the damage.2:08 p.m.: Miguel Andujar hits into a double play but brings home a run. Yankees 4, Orioles 0.2:06 p.m.: The Yankees are threatening again with the bases loaded and no outs.1:52 p.m.: Nothing doing in the second inning with the Yankees holding on to a 3-0 lead.1:30 p.m.: What a start for the Yankees! Luke Voit takes Andrew Cashner deep for a three-run homer and the Bronx Bombers are up early. Yankees 3, Orioles 0. Luke Unit provides the first of many @Yankees homers. #OpeningDay pic.twitter.com/LpBG4M0mjk— MLB (@MLB) March 28, 20191:27 p.m.: Yankees fans will like the sound of this: Aaron Judge and Giancarlo Stanton hit back-to-back singles in the first inning.1:23 p.m.: Baltimore goes down without a whimper against Tanaka in the first inning. 12:50 p.m.: Here are the lineups for today’s contest. One group of nine looks clearly better than the other. First pitch will be at 1:05.Osquad Ready #OpeningDay pic.twitter.com/s8tZC0aGZk— Baltimore Orioles (@Orioles) March 28, 2019Your 2019 New York Yankees #OpeningDay lineup: pic.twitter.com/cyAoxNaMu6— New York Yankees (@Yankees) March 28, 2019
PLAYA VISTA — Kawhi Leonard is mourning not only Kobe Bryant this week, but also helicopter pilot Ara Zobayan, whom also often was at the controls when Leonard choppered around Southern California, the Clippers star said after practice Wednesday.Zobayan, 50, of Huntington Beach, has been identified as the pilot of the helicopter that crashed Sunday in Calabasas, killing all nine people aboard, including Zobayan, Lakers legend Kobe Bryant and his 13-year-old daughter Gianna.“Flown with him a lot,” Leonard said of Zobayan. “Great guy. Super nice. He was one of the best pilots. That is a guy who you ask for to fly you from city to city. It’s just surreal still …“He (would) drop me off and say he is about go pick up Kobe. Or he’ll just be like, ‘I just dropped Kobe off and he said hello.’ … He’s a good dude and I’m sorry for everybody.” AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MOREUCLA alum Kenny Clark signs four-year contract extension with PackersAccording to a Facebook post on Monday, Peter and Claudia Lowry, owners of Group 3 Aviation, said Zobayan went to Group 3 Aviation in 1998 for flying lessons.In 2001, he became a private pilot; in 2007, he got his commercial pilot’s license; and in 2008, he got certified to be a ground instructor, according to Federal Aviation Administration spokesman Ian Gregor. Previous Facebook posts from Group 3 Aviation show that Zobayan taught trainees to become pilots.He regularly piloted Bryant to practices, games and other functions – a time-saving tactic the retired Laker shared with Leonard.“I talked to him about it before our transition to playing in L.A.,” Leonard said. “Just seeing how we (he) got back and forth from Newport (Beach) and he said he was doing it for about 17 years or so. Yeah, same pilot, everything, the whole situation, this whole program, the set-up, how he was traveling back and forth was the same way I was getting here from San Diego.”Leonard said because he’s still processing the tragic news, he can’t say whether Sunday’s crash will lead him to want to change his own commuting habits. “It’s just one of those times when it was just time, you know?” he said. “The things that you hear, you don’t know what’s real yet. I can’t really speak on it. I don’t know. I don’t know yet. It’s a lot of thoughts in my head.” Newsroom GuidelinesNews TipsContact UsReport an Error
After former captain of the BiH national football team Emir Spahić retired from the team, coach Safet Sušić decided to pass the captain armband to the first forward of the team Edin Džeko. Sušić told BiH media there was no dilemma who would succeed Spahić. ”We have new challenges and victories ahead of us, and I believe our supporters will support us on our path of success as they have been doing so far”, concluded the new captain of “The Dragons” and he thanked Sušić for his faith in him. ”Džeko is the favorite among the players and this is a logical decision. I said a long time ago that Džeko will succeed Spahić. Players respect him, he has been in the team for a long time and has given a lot to it. He is a player without competition and apart from him only Asmir Begović, Miralem Pjanić and Muhamed Bešić have that status”, said Sušić. (Source: Fena) ”I take position of a captain as a great honor. Playing in the national team for me is the highlight of my career and everyone knows how much it means to me. I will try and prove I earned to be the captain”, said Džeko. Edin Džeko also commented on the decision. Forward of Manchester City emphasized he wants to play for the national team for a long time, firstly at the European Championship in France.
Get ready for WWE Elimination Chamber 2020, the last stop before WrestleMania 36 with matches featuring the giant steel structure.WWE Elimination Chamber 2020 will be at the Wells Fargo Arena in Philadelphia, Penn. on Sunday, March 8. The show is quickly approaching so keep checking back here as the card comes together. Plus, Sporting News will have plenty of WWE Elimination Chamber 2020 coverage on the day of the event.Join DAZN and watch more than 100 fight nights a yearWWE Elimination Chamber 2020 live streamTV channel: WWE Network (PPV)Live stream: WWE.com/livestream+WWE Elimination Chamber 2020 will be available via the WWE Network and on pay-per-view.The WWE Network app is available on certain smart TVs – including Samsung, LG, Sony, and Panasonic – as well as Apple TV, Amazon Fire TV, Kindle Fire, Roku, Google Play, and Chromecast. You can also watch the network on your Xbox 360, Xbox One, PS3, and PS4 by downloading the app through its stores.What time does WWE Elimination Chamber 2020?Date: Sunday, March 8Time: 6:00 p.m. ET (preshow) | 7 p.m. ET (main card)Location: Wells Fargo Arena in Philadephia, Penn.WWE Elimination Chamber 2020 will air live on Sunday, March 8, 2020. The pre-show will start at 6:00 p.m. ET with the main card beginning at 7 p.m. ET.How much does WWE Elimination Chamber 2020 PPV cost?You can purchase WWE Elimination Chamber 2020 on pay-per-view through cable and satellite providers including Spectrum, Cox, Xfinity, Verizon FiOS TV, Cable One, Dish Network and DirecTV for $59.99-$69.99.How much are tickets for WWE Elimination Chamber 2020?Tickets for WWE Elimination Chamber 2020 are available on Ticketmaster and Stubhub. They range in cost from the cheapest, around $40, to the most expensive tickets at around $300.WWE Elimination Chamber 2020 matches— Shayna Baszler, Asuka, Ruby Riott, Natalya, Liv Morgan, and Sarah Logan in an Elimination Chamber match with the winner facing Becky Lynch at WrestleMania 36 for the “RAW” women’s championship— The Miz and John Morrison vs. The New Day (Big E and Kofi Kingston) vs. The Usos (Jey Uso and Jimmy Uso) vs. Heavy Machinery (Otis and Tucker) vs. Lucha House Party (Gran Metalik and Lince Dorado) vs. Dolph Ziggler and Robert Roode for the “SmackDown” tag-team championship— Braun Strowman vs. Shinsuke Nakamura, Sami Zayn and Cesaro in a 3-on-1 handicap match for the Intercontinental championship— The Street Profits vs. Seth Rollins and Murphy for the “RAW” tag team titles— Aleister Black vs. AJ Styles in a No Disqualification match— Andrade vs. Humberto Carrillo for the United States championship — Daniel Bryan vs. Drew Gulak
“We always wanted to see it, but I would’ve preferred it back then. Tyson is a hell of a specimen still. He’s still a problem to deal with. But at the same time, life is life, you only live once. You want to know what it’s like, you go in there and see.”Roy Jones Jr. speaking with Dr. Beau Hightower about getting back into the ring against Mike Tyson. pic.twitter.com/VXsuLs716Y— Wally Sparks (@djwallysparks) July 23, 2020Andy Foster, the executive director of the California State Athletic Commission, told Yahoo Sports’ Kevin Iole that Tyson and Jones won’t be wearing headgear but will be using larger than normal gloves.”This isn’t a situation where they’re going out there to try to take each other’s heads off,” Foster said. “They’re just going to be in there moving around the ring and letting fans see these legends.” “Iron Mike” is heading back inside the ring.Mike Tyson will make his boxing comeback in an eight-round exhibition against Roy Jones Jr. on Sept. 12. The bout will take place in California, and it will be available to watch via pay-per-view and the social media platform, Triller, which will also release a 10-part documentary series leading up to the fight. View this post on Instagram Anything is possible when you are smart about it. Train Smart. Recover Smarter. @smartcups #SmartCups #baddestmanontheplanet #stillthebaddestmanontheplanet @tysonranchofficial @coppergel #tysonranch SmartCups.comA post shared by Mike Tyson (@miketyson) on May 11, 2020 at 10:14am PDTJones, who is 51 years old and hasn’t fought since 2018, was asked last month about battling Tyson. While he conceded the matchup would have been more entertaining with both fighters slugging it out in their primes, he did seem open to the idea.”I’ve been trying to enjoy retirement, but people don’t seem to want to let me retire,” Jones said. “They keep calling me, telling me that Mike wants to come back, and you’d be a great opponent for Mike. I’m like, ‘Man, come on, bro. Y’all still want to see these hands go?’ Y’all know I don’t know how to say no. So don’t make me keep going. … I. AM. BACK. #legendsonlyleague. September 12th vs @RealRoyJonesJr on #Triller and PPV #frontlinebattle @TysonLeague pic.twitter.com/eksSfdjDzK— Mike Tyson (@MikeTyson) July 23, 2020Tyson, who hasn’t fought since losing to Kevin McBride in 2005, sparked rumors of a return over the past few months with multiple viral workout videos. The 54-year-old could be seen throwing the kind of punches that allowed him to become the youngest heavyweight champion in boxing history.
ARCADIA, Calif. (Dec. 30, 2016)–In his first try on turf, Vending Machine, who was a close third with a quarter mile to run, rallied to take Friday’s $75,000 Eddie Logan Stakes at Santa Anita by three quarters of a length, providing Norberto Arroyo, Jr. and Peter Miller with a stakes double. A Kentucky-bred colt by Hard Spun, Vending Machine got one mile on a turf course listed as good in 1:35.87.“I was grateful, thankful to have the horses I did going into both stakes today,” said Arroyo, who took the Kalookan Queen Stakes earlier in the day with Miller’s Bad Ju Ju and who also notched his third overall win on the afternoon. “I have been working both of Pete’s horses down at San Luis Rey (Downs, Training Center). They’re both doing very well and thank God they both showed up today.”Most recently second in the Grade III Cecil B. DeMille Stakes at Del Mar Nov. 27, Vending Machine was claimed by Miller five starts back for $50,000 on Sept. 2. Off at 12-1 in a field of nine 2-year-olds, he paid $26.20, $12.20 and $6.00.When asked about running Vending Machine on turf for the first time, Miller responded, “I trained his half-brother, Comma to the Top, and he won the Generous Stakes (Grade III, one mile) on the turf and being a Hard Spun, his progeny have done well on turf so I thought he’d like it.”Owned by the Sinnott Family Trust, Vending Machine registered his third win from seven starts and with the winner’s share of $47,520, he increased his earnings to $104,325.Favored at 2-1 with Drayden Van Dyke up, Soglio flew late to nab pacesetter Cistron for the place by a head. Soglio paid $4.20 and $3.00.Cistron, who assumed command right out of the gate, had a one length advantage on the winner turning for home but had to settle for third, 1 ¾ lengths in front of Curly’s Waterfront. Off at 3-1 with Luis Contreras, Cistron paid $3.20 to show.Fractions on the race were 23.86, 48.19, 1:12.52 and 1:24.29.Note: The Eddie Logan Stakes, run for the 11th time, is named in honor of Santa Anita’s iconic shoeshine attendant, who manned his concession from Santa Anita’s opening on Dec. 25, 1934, through New Year’s Day, 2009. Born on May 2, 1910, Logan, who was known to thousands as “The Footman,” died at 98 at his home in nearby Monrovia on Jan. 31, 2009. REFORMED CLAIMER BY HARD SPUN GETS MILE ON TURF IN 1:35.87