The Blues are understood to have had four bids rejected so far – although Everton refused to confirm the latest reported £37million offer – and are unlikely to lodge a further bid before Tuesday’s 6pm deadline. “I don’t speak about players from other teams,” said Mourinho, whose side play Crystal Palace on Saturday in his 100th Premier League home game at Stamford Bridge. Jose Mourinho refused to comment on Chelsea’s pursuit of John Stones after admitting the Premier League champions had practised their defending this week. “He is a Guangzhou player, so it’s the same story. I don’t comment,” Mourinho added. Captain John Terry was sent off in the 3-2 win at The Hawthorns and is suspended, with Gary Cahill and Kurt Zouma likely to line-up in central defence. Chelsea have one loss in Mourinho’s 99 home games – against Sunderland in April 2014 – but have already conceded seven goals in three games this term, including a 3-0 loss at Manchester City. “We did a few things (in training),” Mourinho said. “We defended with nine men. I didn’t work the defenders, I worked the team, because you cannot blame defenders for goals conceded, because a team is a team and a good team defends as a team.” Mourinho insists Chelsea’s start, which began with a 2-2 home draw with Swansea, is no “drama” and that the five-point gap to leaders City is manageable. “It’s not normal that in three matches you have two penalties against and you play with 10 men twice,” said Mourinho, who saw goalkeeper Thibaut Courtois sent off against Swansea. “One match at home, two matches away, four points is not what we want, but four points is not a drama. “When you are five points behind a leader in another league that can be complicated. In the Premier League it’s not complicated. “(Manchester City are) a good team and they started well. Last season Chelsea started the same, or better, because we won seven or eight consecutive matches and we arrived on January 1 with the same points as other teams (level with City). “When the start is good, it’s good. It doesn’t mean you’re going all the way.” Chelsea beat Palace 1-0 to secure a first Premier League title in five years on May 3 and Mourinho hopes to, at least, avoid defeat in his 100th Premier League home game. Mourinho, who refused to discuss the Champions League draw against his former club Porto, Dynamo Kiev and Maccabi Tel-Aviv, added: “If I don’t win, I don’t get a good memory of 100 matches, because the 99 are not important. “If last season (Palace) were good, this season they are going to be even better. “But I see my team coming. Hopefully we can get three more points.” “I have a good squad. I’m happy with the squad I have. If I get another player until the end of the market, good. If I don’t get, we go with what we have.” Mourinho was asked about Everton boss Roberto Martinez’s belief that the transfer window should close before the competition begins. It is something the Portuguese has suggested previously, but he refused to respond. “You think I’m going to comment on Roberto Martinez’s words?” Mourinho said. “Not generally, I don’t comment. I don’t comment on other opinions.” Speculation of a Chelsea move for France midfielder Paul Pogba continues as the transfer deadline approaches, but Mourinho again declined to comment. “I’m not going to do the ‘like’, ‘I would like’ of Pogba. He’s a Juventus player, I’m the Chelsea manager,” added Mourinho, who last week rebuked Juve boss Massimiliano Allegri for commenting on his fondness for Ramires and Oscar. The Blues have also been linked with China right-back Zhang Linpeng from Guangzhou Evergande, an interest which is understood to be genuine. Once more, Mourinho was silent. Press Association
B’ville held on to win, 4-3, as relief pitcher Chris AuClair went 4 1/3 shutout innings in relief of Marshall. The Hornets only managed four total hits off Marshall and AuClair.The second game of the F-M series with B’ville took place last Wednesday at Onondaga Community College and was part of the 12th annual Strike Out Lou Gehrig’s Disease Classic.In a poignant pregame ceremony, Ray Middle School teacher Mike Pauldine, who is battling Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis, threw out the ceremonial first pitch, to the applause of both teams and a large group of Ray Middle teachers who were present at the game. Here was the big challenge for the Fayetteville-Manlius baseball team as reigning Section III Class AA champion Baldwinsville challenged them in a three-game series.The first game was a close one as the Hornets got to Bees starter Jake Marshall for three runs in the bottom of the first inning, two of them driven home by Sean Arthur’s single, answering a B’ville run in the top of the first.Up 3-1, Tom Coleman protected that lead until the Bees scored twice in the fourth. Then, with the game still tied in the top of the eighth, the Bees went in front when reliever John Egnaczyk’s wild pitch allowed Mike Carni to score. F-M lost 12-2 to B’ville, who had ace Jason Savacool pitch five innings, only allowing one hit while striking out 10.The Bees built a 12-0 lead in the first four innings, with both of the Hornets’ runs coming in the sixth as Mike Vaccaro had an RBI triple and was driven home by Sean O’Connor. Wet weather then postponed the third game until later this month.In its only game last week, Christian Brothers Academy lit it up last Tuesday against Hannibal, only requiring five innings to put up a season-best total for runs in a 24-2 destruction of the Warriors.Already up 12-0, the Brothers peaked with 12 runs in the bottom of the fourth inning as Kent Wilson pounded a pair of home runs and didn’t stop until he had amassed seven RBIs and scored four times.Jason Boule scored five runs as he, along with Leo Genecco and Joey Marsallo, got three RBIs. Matt Doane, Anthony Marsallo, Tommy Marzullo, Cade Bacon and Derek Jann had one RBI apiece.Bishop Grimes took part in the Strike Out Lou Gehrig’s Disease Classic at NBT Bank Stadium last Monday afternoon and earned a wild 11-8 victory over Jordan-Elbridge.The Cobras steadily build a 9-0 lead before the Eagles nearly made it all up, scoring a run in the fifth and striking for eight runs off reliever Joe Fisher in the bottom of the sixth.But Fisher got the final three outs after Grimes netted a pair of insurance runs in the top of the seventh, rewarding starter Joe Wike for his four scoreless frames that included five strikeouts.Seth Murphy, with two hits and three RBIs, led the Cobras as David Cifonelli had three hits and three runs scored. Wike, Matt Tarby and Dalton Damuth had two RBIs apiece.Grimes was able to play on Thursday and, like CBA did earlier in the week, bashed Hannibal, this one a 19-6 decision where, down 1-0 early, the Cobras scored three times in the third inning and then erupted for 12 runs in the top of the fourth.Patient at the plate, Grimes drew 14 walks and took advantage of eight Warriors errors. Damuth had three of those walks as he and Ben Rivett had three RBIs apiece, with Wike and Murphy both driving in two runs. Cifonelli scored four times as 10 different Grimes players had at least one RBI.Share this:FacebookTwitterLinkedInRedditComment on this Story Tags: BaseballBishop GrimesCBAF-M
YANA PASKOVA/Herald photoTanner Bronson has been a fan favorite ever since he first joined the Badger basketball team. The first exhibition game that he ever played in against UW- Parkside he hit a shot from the corner that sent the Grateful Red into a frenzy.A year and a half later the novelty has not worn off. The student section still waits for “T-Bron” to make his entrance at the end of the games and hopes for his second career basket. The first one came against hapless University of North Carolina-Greensboro his freshman season. He scored his first points of this season when he sank a free throw late in the Badgers’ win over Penn State last week.His story has become a little cliché and almost every student knows the script: the generously listed 5’10” student team manager turned player that walked on and eventually earned himself a scholarship. The kid looks more like a SERF point guard than one that dons a jersey at the Kohl Center.In his sophomore year he has seen minutes in the first two conference road games. The first being at Minnesota when the full court pressure in the first half necessitated Coach Ryan bringing in a ball handler off the bench. It was something that was not necessarily expected, but he was ready for it. “I did not have too much time to think about it,” Bronson said, whose other road appearance was at Ohio State in a tightly contested matchup. “I tried to play the best I could. I thought about it more afterwards, thought about things I should have and should not have done.”Tanner may sit near the end of the bench, but his story has now reached national notoriety. Bronson was profiled in the Sunday edition of The New York Times Jan. 8, 2006. To put things in perspective, the nationally minded newspaper that day ran a story on Gonzaga’s Adam Morrison, the co- favorite for player of the year. When asked about his reaction upon hearing that the Times wanted to do a feature on him, Bronson spoke humbly about the experience.”I mean, it’s exciting,” Bronson said. “I don’t know how to explain it, they wanted to write an article and I told my family, they got happy. I try not to think about it too much.”Expect more playing time for Tanner this season due to ineligibility of Greg Stiemsma and Marcus Landry and the transfer of DeAaron Williams. The Badger bench has shortened significantly in their absences and that means increased production is needed by other members of the team. Evidence of this was shown at Michigan when walk-on freshman Kevin Gullikson played 20 minutes. Prior to that game Gullikson only played 19 minutes the entire season.Tanner is from Milwaukee and attended Nicolet High School, where he played alongside a distinguished list of teammates. The first is Morris Cain, a Nicolet grad who also walked on to Wisconsin. They played together his senior year, while he was a senior and Cain was a sophomore.Another Bronson teammate was Joah Tucker, who was one of the main reasons that the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee Panthers had their miracle run to the Sweet Sixteen last March.Additionally, Pac-Ten preseason player of the year Dan Grunfeld ran the floor with him. He tries to keep in touch with them the best he can. “We call each other if one of us was on TV, they are definitely friends of mine, I talked to Joah before and after we played them last month,” Bronson said.Bronson does not demand the extra attention that he gets, though he understands why he receives it.”I try not to worry about things like that,” Bronson said. “I try to keep playing and doing things the right way, whatever happens, happens”.He, for one, does not get tired of hearing the old story of the little manager that could. “It’s who I am,” Bronson affirmed.
Before the 2011 season, a Pac-10 coaches poll had the Trojans ticketed for a ninth-place finish. Despite preseason expectations, or lack thereof, USC had positioned itself to finish as high as fourth in the conference with a final home series sweep of Washington State.But instead of registering the Trojans’ best Pac-10 finish in 11 years, they finished their 2011 season with a whimper, losing consecutive games to the Cougars after winning the series opener and finished seventh in the conference.Ricky Oropesa swings at last Saturday’s game against Washington State. – George Chearswat | Summer TrojanThe rubber game of the series came on senior day, but the Trojans did not give the home crowd much to appreciate, losing 13-1. Washington State first baseman Taylor Ard, owner of an outlandish .546 slugging percentage entering the series, added his conference-leading 10th home run of the season.Senior Logan Odom was the victim of the Cougars’ well-rounded attack on Sunday, as he coughed up six runs in four and one-third innings. The Trojans’ offense did little to support the right-hander, as the team failed to record an extra-base hit during the game amid six singles.In Saturday afternoon’s contest, junior Austin Wood was unable to put together another quality start, as the Trojans were bludgeoned by the visiting Cougars, 10-2. The right-hander was jettisoned from the game following three and one-third innings in which he surrendered six runs and battled bouts of wildness, walking two batters and hitting an additional two. The Cougars plated seven runs in the fourth inning.The Trojans’ offense managed to carve out 10 hits but was woefully unsuccessful with runners in scoring position, as they left 10 men on base throughout the course of the game. Junior catcher Kevin Roundtree, junior first baseman Ricky Oropesa, freshman shortstop James Roberts and senior second baseman Joe De Pinto each had multi-hit games.On paper, it looked like USC’s toughest matchup would come Friday night against Cougars ace Adam Conley. The Trojans, however, managed to cuff Conley for nine hits and four runs in six innings, as the vaunted left-hander only registered one strikeout.His counterpart, junior right-hander Andrew Triggs, toed the rubber and turned in arguably his best outing of the season, striking out a career-high 13 batters across seven and two-thirds innings of two-run baseball.Oropesa provided much of the offensive punch in this game with a two-run home run, staking USC to a 4-0 lead in the fifth inning. Roundtree and junior leftfielder Matt Foat rounded out the offensive attack with two hits apiece. Junior right-hander Ben Mount came on in the ninth inning to strike out the Cougars leadoff hitter, Nate Blackham, to seal the 6-2 victory.Losing two of three to the Cougars brings the Trojans’ season record to 13-14 in conference play, as they finished seventh in the Pac-10, and 25-31 overall.
No. 20 Syracuse (8-3, 5-2 Atlantic Coast) finishes the regular season in Chestnut Hill, Massachusetts where it takes on Boston College (7-4, 4-3) on Saturday at noon. The Orange are fresh off a 36-3 walloping at the hands of undefeated No. 3 Notre Dame while the Eagles are losers of two-straight. Here’s who our beat writers have taking the win, and why.Josh Schafer (10-1)Road runBoston College 34 Syracuse 27AdvertisementThis is placeholder textTwo of Boston College’s best units, a run game and pass rush, will have the ability to derail this game for Syracuse. The Eagles and star sophomore running back AJ Dillon has run for more than a 1,000 yards this season in nine games. If he breaks for over 100 again on Saturday, Syracuse will be in trouble. In conference road losses earlier this season to both Clemson and Pittsburgh, dominant performance on the ground from opponents was too much for the Orange to overcome. Couple the likely scenario of Boston College running well with a Top 20 Eagles’ pass rush and things could turn BC’s way. While Syracuse’s offensive line has played solid this year, when team’s have gotten to the quarterback, the offense has struggled. If BC can attack Syracuse’s throwing game and run the ball at will, the Eagles will force Syracuse to play a slow game. Advantage BC.Andrew Graham (9-2)Szmyt happensSyracuse 31, Boston College 28Beside’s a No. 20 ranking and one more conference win, not much separates these two teams. Both have good pass rushes. Both run the ball well. Syracuse throws it better than Boston College does, but the Eagles defend the run much better than the Orange. That will be a problem for Syracuse, especially as it needs to figure out how to slow down sophomore running back AJ Dillon, who exposed SU in the Carrier Dome last season. But regardless, the Orange is going to need it’s passing game to show up if it wants any chance to win. It didn’t when Tommy DeVito took over for Eric Dungey against Notre Dame. It’s unclear who will get the start Saturday as Dungey deals with a bad back. But it’s hard to imagine DeVito, the more naturally talented passer, struggles that badly again, against a worse defense, if he is pressed into action. It’ll be close, but Andre Szmyt will come on and break a 28-28 tie late, and SU finishes the regular season with nine (!!!) wins.Matt Liberman (8-3)Grounded Eagles Syracuse 41, Boston College 35 In my mind this has been the first time all year that Syracuse has run into a team perfectly evenly matched against it. AJ Dillon is an absolute stud in the backfield and has the talent level of a Heisman winner. Josh alluded to his numbers and Syracuse’s fits that it has had in its losses when defending the run. Boston College though has trouble defending through the air. The Eagles rank 79th in the country in total pass defense, and whether it be Eric Dungey or Tommy DeVito starting at quarterback, both are surely capable of putting up big numbers. I think this game comes down to whether or not Syracuse can run the football. BC’s run defense is ranked 49th in the country, allowing just 3.8 yards per carry, but the Orange backs were actually fairly successful against Notre Dame despite the lopsided scoreboard. If Moe Neal and Dontae Strickland are able to break 5 yards per carry, I like SU’s chances against a banged up BC team. Facebook Twitter Google+ Published on November 23, 2018 at 4:52 pm Comments
The defending champions defeated Richmond 18-0 in their latest outing in Division 1 of the Munster Junior League.Clonmel travel to Muskerry next Sunday.Thurles won handsomely on their trip to Presentation in Division 2. The Tipp club came out on top by 43-0 in Limerick.
StumbleUpon Submit Richard FitzGerald steps down as RMG CEO August 6, 2020 SBC Magazine Issue 10: Kaizen Gaming rebrand and focus for William Hill CEO August 25, 2020 Share Following the decision to move greyhound racing behind closed doors, pool betting operator Colossus Bets has backed a number of kennel sweepstakes events at Central Park.Starting next week, heats will be staged on the Kent track’s SIS-covered Monday and Tuesday cards with the finals live on RPGTV on Sunday night.The operator was initially due to sponsor the longstanding greyhound sprint competition, the Kent Silver Salver. However, due to the COVID-19 epidemic, the sport will take place without spectators. Continuing to support the sport, Colossus Bets will now support the track’s graded strength.Bernard Marantelli, the CEO and founder of Colossus Bets, expressed his excitement at the event: “Everyone knows my love for the sport of greyhound racing. My father has been a bookmaker for 50 years, has always loved the greyhounds – and the focus is very much on them now.“It is good to support trainers and an independently owned track in Central Park. They are under immense pressure at the moment, as many people are. It’s a good time to mutually support each other.”Dan Homewood, Central Park’s racing manager, added: “This is a real boost for our owners and trainers. They have been very supportive and understanding given the current situation.“We had to cancel our Friday and Sunday cards this week in light of the suspension of open racing, but have a strong kennel strength and are staging these competition across different grades.”“It’s great to have the support of Colossus in these difficult times,” said Central Park promoter Roger Cearns. “We still intend to stage the Silver Salver later in the year but this is a tremendous news.“We are racing behind closed doors, but still operating and racing for the wider betting industry, our staff, our trainers and kennel hands – and, of course, the greyhounds themselves.” Related Articles SIS expands into the numbers game with 49’s takeover June 29, 2020 Share
Nothing wrong with a dad trying to impress his daughter, right?And as far as Gonzalez is concerned, everything is about having fun.Now especially as the Dodgers fight for a chance to play in the World Series.He insists the Mickey Mouse ears he flashed after his Game 5 blast Wednesday wasn’t a pre-planned “take that” response to the Cardinals, who have accused him of over-doing it with some of his celebrating during the NLCS.In fact, Gonzalez said Friday he was doing it for his teammates standing in the dugout waiting to greet him after his third-inning home run gave the Dodgers a 3-2 lead.“They were calling me Mickey Mouse all day in the clubhouse,” Gonzalez said. So, up went his hands over his head as he approached the dugout.“Just having fun,” he said.And who knows, maybe working a lifetime pass to Disneyland in the process. Newsroom GuidelinesNews TipsContact UsReport an Error And now that Gonzalez has given Disney all kinds of free public relations with all this Mickey Mouse stuff — including the Mickey Mouse ears gesture he flashed everyone after hitting a home run in Game 5 — maybe it’s time for Disney to show Gonzalez a little love.Like, say, maybe lifetimes pass to Disneyland?“That would be awesome,” Gonzalez said, his eyes growing wide and big as he prepared to take batting practice before Game 6 in St. Louis Friday.He is dead serious, too.“My wife and would love it,” Gonzalez said, smiling. “And my daughter, wow. She’d go nuts.” ST. LOUIS — Adrian Gonzalez didn’t start the whole Mickey Mouse drama in the National League Championship Series, but now that he’s been thrown smack into the middle of it by the St. Louis Cardinals Fun Police, he’s hoping to make the most of it.So if you’re listening, Disney, Gonzalez and his family are huge fans of everything you do. From movies to theme parks to Sleeping Beauty to Princess and the Frog, everyone in the Gonzalez household is a huge fan.In fact, his daughter, Brianna Belle, is named after Princess Belle from Beauty and the Beast.“So yeah, we’re big fans,” Gonzalez said.
Dodgers’ Max Muncy trying to work his way out of slow start That was a season of exhilaration and discovery. Bellinger, Chris Taylor and Austin Barnes parachuted into the lineup and kept hitting. On the mound, Alex Wood went 16-3.“We came from behind to win a lot of those games,” Roberts said. “I think this year we’ve been on top of things more, from the beginning.”Less juice, more fiber. One-third of the way through the schedule, the Dodgers have had one walk-off victory. This year reeks of normalcy, a bunch of efficiency experts in grim pursuit. There is only one tolerable outcome, and it is five months away.Perhaps the Dodgers look so solid because they have quietly held a batting counter-revolution. They are refuting the theory that strikeouts are tolerable, a necessary inconvenience in the quest for the deep.They have struck out a league-low 413 times, 10 fewer than St. Louis and 117 fewer than league “leader” Milwaukee. Bellinger has struck out 13.8 percent of the time, Joc Pederson 17.9. Last year those ratios were 23.9 and 19.2. Bellinger has 23 walks and 21 strikeouts. Verdugo, the rookie, has 11 and 16.The Dodgers were seventh and sixth in strikeouts in 2017 and 2018. They led the league in walks both years, as they do today. A batted ball, unlike a strikeout, forces a defensive play and has the potential to move baserunners. This is old school thinking, specifically the third grade of the old school, and yet such truths have been submerged. Leave it to the Dodgers, so often accused of living by decimal points, to remind us how the game is played.Related Articles There has not been a back-to-back-to-back NL champ since the Cardinals of 1942-44. Think about that. The Big Red Machine, the Tomahawk Chop Braves, the Bruce Bochy Giants, the Boys of Summer … none did that.These Dodgers have a great chance, but there is one cylinder that isn’t clicking. Those at Monday night’s game saw Joe Kelly backfire again, and booed him all the way to the dugout. That’s not a great way to treat a guy just off the bereavement list, but wait until June 13, which happens to be Kelly’s Bobblehead night.The Dodgers need relief help, but so does everyone else in the league. Houston and the Yankees will be waiting in October with the bullpen resources that the Dodgers will be forced to match.And what if Dallas Keuchel and Craig Kimbrel return from exile to help a contender? What if the Indians deal shortstop Francisco Lindor to inflame someone’s lineup? What if Arizona sends Zack Greinke to a landing place in a pennant race?Those questions won’t find answers for a while. Until then, the Dodgers wonder if they can run unopposed. Cody Bellinger homer gives Dodgers their first walkoff win of season How Dodgers pitcher Ross Stripling topped the baseball podcast empire Dodgers hit seven home runs, sweep Colorado Rockies Until 2010, prime ministers in Great Britain could schedule their Election Days. They could call for elections whenever the polls were friendly and the opposition was bleeding.As the manager of the two-time National League champs, the Right Honourable Dave Roberts might wish for the same executive privilege.Play the National League playoffs now.Don’t wait for Cody Bellinger to cool off to the .350s. Don’t wait for the injury vultures to descend. Don’t wait for the pitchers to get a better handle on Alex Verdugo, or for an inside fastball to break something on Justin Turner. Show your cards. Fire danger is on Dave Roberts’ mind as Dodgers head to San Francisco The Dodgers were 36-18, coming into Tuesday. They had won 23 of 30. They had scored at least six runs in nine of their previous 10 victories. They had stepped out to a Secretariat-caliber lead in the National League West. They were leading the league in runs and they were second in the league in preventing runs.So shut up and deal, before the Cubs find a bullpen upgrade, before Paul Goldschmidt finds a little Arizona magic in St. Louis, before Philadelphia’s Bryce Harper reverts to whatever his mean is, before Milwaukee finds something more than sheet metal to construct a rotation.It would be disrespectful and arrogant to talk like that in public. Last year the Dodgers were wrapped in gauze and trailed by 8½ games in the NL West on May 15. They are 111-64 since then.So U-turns can happen on a dime, but neither the Dodgers nor their competition seems likely to change.Two years ago the Dodgers won 104 games, 10 by walk-off. At one point they were 55 games over .500. They were their own electrical grid. Every night was a fist-bump festival and an ice bucket that emptied on someone’s head. They had an 11-game winning streak. They had an 11-game losing streak. Newsroom GuidelinesNews TipsContact UsReport an Error
The Coach of Brooklyn Nets, Jason Kidd, has great confidence in Mirza Teletović. As stated, the BiH representative will be of great importance in the up coming season.A year ago Teletović left the European basketball in order to accomplish his dream and played in NBA arenas. He put on his jersey Brooklyn Nets shirt but during the season that has followed did not give the opportunity that he had expected. However, this did not hamper the desire to succeed in the most elite basketball league in the world, announces the Spanish Marca.His status with the Nets is followed by many teams of other Continents. Interests have showed Turkish Fenerbahce and Spanish Barcelona. However, the basketball player did not even want to think about offers of these basketball teams.“The Nets are my team. Last season, I followed my dreams and went to the NBA. Happened what happened, but I have a motive, and it is only necessary to give the best of me in this league“, said Teletović who is currently in BiH, where are expected the preparations of BiH Representation, that in September will participate in the European Championship in Slovenia.After returning from Europe, Teletović will find completely different team after Garnett and Kirilenko join the Nets.But no matter what, the coach Jason Kidd, relies on Teletović.“Mirza will be an important member of the team. He is of a great help with the defenses and the shootings. Also, new players that have arrived will have very important role“, said Kidd.(Source:klix.ba)