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Almost 78,000 Hoosier are reported to have recovered from COVID-19

first_imgStatewide — The Indiana State Department of Health (ISHD) has reported that 720 additional Hoosiers have been diagnosed with COVID-19 on Wednesday. A total of 101,485 Indiana residents have tested positive for the coronavirus. To date, 1,158,018 individual tests have been reported to ISDH at an 8.8% positive rate and 17 new deaths were reported for a total of 3,173 Hoosier deaths. Dearborn County has a total of 596 cases and 28 deaths reported (up 3 new cases), Decatur County has a total of 433 positive cases and 38 deaths (up 3 new cases), Franklin County has 283 positive cases and 25 deaths (up 1 new case), and Ripley County has 256 positive cases and 8 deaths (up 3 new cases). Locally, this is an increase of 10 new positive cases.During Governor Eric Holcomb’s weekly briefing it was announced that officials estimate almost 78,000 Hoosiers have recovered from COVID-19.last_img read more

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Deo confident of retaining Suriname Invitational golf title

first_imgFORMER Guyana Open Champion Joaan Deo is confident of retaining her Suriname Invitational golf title this weekend at Golf Club Paramaribo.The 2018 winner, who tallied 82 points after she broke 80 for the first time in her career last year, said that she is looking forward to becoming the first back-to-back Guyanese winner at the event.“I’m confident of retaining the title because my game has been solid throughout the year.”The 29-year-old said that one of the positives over the last 12 months is the improvement in her driving from the tee box. Deo, who is a practising dentist, said that she has also been pushing herself in the gym as she prepares for the upcoming 2019 Guyana Open (October 26-27).In a practice round yesterday in Suriname, she finished with 79 in her 18 holes.Although there are several Surinamese golfers who would attempt to keep the title home, one of Deo’s toughest challengers would be Shanella London.The former Guyana Open champion has had a string of good performances, which have resulted in her handicap cutting to 14. Deo, on the other hand, saw her handicap bump up by one to 15.Twenty-eighth handicapper Eureka Giddings is the third female representing Guyana.Meanwhile, arguably the best male golfer that Guyana has ever produced, Avinash Persaud, would lead a formidable male squad. At his side would be younger brother, and one of the few players who can challenge him, Avinda Kishore.Also in the lineup are LGC president Aleem Hussain, Troy Cadogan, Rakesh Harry, Lakram Ramsundar (Panko), George Bulkan, Robert Bulkan and Philbert London.last_img read more

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Victor Ochei Wheelchair Basketball Championship Gets October 22 Date

first_imgThe 2017 edition of the Victor Ochei International Wheelchair Basketball Championship will hold from October 22-28, organisers of the event have said. For the past six years, the ex-Delta State Speaker has funded the championship, which has produced many stars for the country. He had also sponsored Nigerian Wheelchair Basketball teams to various international competitions, including the Rio 2016 Olympics Games qualifiers in Algeria, where the country fielded both male and female teams.According to the president, Wheelchair Basketball Federation of Nigeria,(WBFN) Bukola Olopade, he said despite the  dwindling economy situation in the country  Ochei says he would continue to stick to his promise of using the wheelchair basketball to change the life of many physically challenged people in Nigeria and some African countries.  Olopade, added that the 2017 edition, which is the sixth in the series, will witness the introduction of wheelchair basketball challenge.  “The wheelchair basketball challenge is one of the several new things we are going to introduce in this year’s edition. It will carry its own prize money. We will hold a world press conference by the end of this month to officially announce the package,” Olopade stated.He commended Ochei for his continuous pledge to empower special sports athletes in the country.  Some of the players also praised Ochei for his continuous love for special athletes, especially when he is no longer in government. “It is not common in Nigeria for people to continue sponsorship of a sporting event when they are no more in government. But Ochei has stuck to wheelchair basketball, which is commendable,” one of the players said.Share this:FacebookRedditTwitterPrintPinterestEmailWhatsAppSkypeLinkedInTumblrPocketTelegramlast_img read more

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Briana Day looks to continue progression into next season after breakout year for Syracuse

first_img Published on April 5, 2015 at 7:24 pm Contact Paul: pmschwed@syr.edu | @pschweds At the beginning of the season, head coach Quentin Hillsman said one of Syracuse’s strengths was its depth at center.And at the end of the season, Hillsman said its lack of depth at that position was its Achilles’ heel.Though almost all of the grunt work down low fell on Briana Day’s shoulders, she shined.“Freshman year, I saw (Day) was really athletic,” forward Taylor Ford said. “This year, I’ve just seen her getting more of the all-around play and I think her junior year will be even better.”At the conclusion of her freshman year, teammates listed Day among the team’s most improved players. Her performance proved her teammates right this past season, which ended in the NCAA tournament’s Round of 32. Heading into next year, Day will be counted on as one of the Orange’s (22-10, 11-5 Atlantic Coast) most indispensible players.AdvertisementThis is placeholder textDay averaged 26.8 minutes, 9.4 points and her 10.4 rebounds per game were third best in the ACC.As the only big in SU’s four-guard lineup, Day mostly stayed inside the paint and used her athleticism to get around players with a size advantage. But in the offseason, Day is looking to improve her mid-range jump shot, so if she plays outside the paint, defenders would have to make a choice about how to stop her.“Just coming back healthier, a little stronger,” Day said, “hoping that I’m going to extend my game to how I want it to be and just become more versatile.”Last summer, Day stayed in Syracuse to take classes and work on her game and it paid off. She plans to do the same this upcoming summer and while she doesn’t have a specific workout regimen yet, she plans on improving her footwork, which can help her compensate for her size disadvantage.“If you work at your craft, you’re going to get better,” Hillsman said. “That’s great for her to do that. You have to want to do that. You have to want to stay here and get better. She does want to do it, so that’s a big plus for us.”Day pointed to all the close games the Orange lost against ranked teams as the thing that stands out most this season and hopes that since the team returns all but one of its core players, those losses will turn into wins.In some of those losses, Day’s importance was felt equally as much when she was sitting on the bench rather than on the court. Throughout the season, foul trouble was an issue, but she said there’s nothing physical she could do to limit it.“(Staying out of foul trouble)’s not really something you can work on,” Day said. “It’s just like you can’t do it. You have to know. You have to be smart, be a smarter player. Like OK, I know (the refs) might call me for this so let’s not put myself in a position to even call it.”Hillsman said part of her foul trouble was caused by being the only forward on the court at a time. Going into next season, he said he’ll try to incorporate schemes that utilize more bigs to take the burden off Day.Regardless, Day is entering the offseason with the mindset of trying to expand her game.Said Hillsman: “It’s just about getting stronger, getting her physical conditioning in place and just being able to be a smarter player.” Comments Facebook Twitter Google+last_img read more

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The Final Word: Syracuse survives with 75-73 win over Wake Forest

first_img Published on February 9, 2020 at 12:58 am Comments AdvertisementThis is placeholder text Facebook Twitter Google+center_img On Saturday, Brycen Goodine’s last-second putback layup put Syracuse on top of Wake Forest, 75-73. Syracuse weathered three frontcourt players fouling out by getting key contributions from Goodine and center Jesse Edwards.Listen to beat reporters Josh Schafer and Nick Alvarez break down the Orange’s win from the Carrier Dome:last_img

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Peak Performance…Sky Betting & Gaming migrates Sky Bet Engine to Amazon Web Services

first_img StumbleUpon PokerStars moves to refresh global appeal with ‘I’M IN’ August 18, 2020 BGC: Charities win big as bookies take beating in Britannia Stakes June 19, 2020 Submit Share Related Articles Share EFL urges government to rethink gambling sponsorship ban July 3, 2020 Seeking to gain improved all-around scalability combined with peak operating performance, Sky Betting & Gaming (SB&G) has informed that it has migrated its Sky Bet trading engine onto Amazon Web Services (AWS) cloud computing systems.Having recently built new trading and pricing provisions/components for SkyBet.com, SB&G’s in-house development and engineering teams had trialled Amazon serverless computing modules.By migrating its Sky Bet engine onto AWS systems, SB&G engineering details that the company will gain a number of benefits including; faster speed/load times, lower operating costs, improved deployment resources and better product testing environments, which will be supported by a number of AWS tools.SB&G’s full decision to migrate its bet engine onto AWS systems is fully detailed by ‘Sky Bet Trading Tribe’ Software Engineer Leanne Jagger in a recent company blog posted on engineering.Skybettingandgaming.com.As an industry operator, SB&G continues its focus of building its in-house platform capabilities and expanding its digital infrastructure. The operator has previously detailed that on its busiest days it can record + 53 million player transactions across its online gambling portfolio.In order to sustain its operations, SB&G has undertaken numerous recruitment drives adding resources to its Leeds HQ and Sheffield development hub, making SB&G one of Yorkshire’s leading tech recruiting enterprises.last_img read more

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Justin Turner’s ninth-inning homer gives Dodgers, Clayton Kershaw win over Giants

first_img Newsroom GuidelinesNews TipsContact UsReport an Error “I’m just trying to take solid Abs and not worry about results. … You continue to trust the process and grind out at-bats.”Given the matchup, successful at-bats were going to be harder to find than a parking space in downtown San Francisco Friday nightCueto came into the game with a string of 29-1/3 scoreless innings at his new home, AT&T Park. Dodgers starter Going into Friday, Kershaw’s career ERA of 1.23 at AT&T Park was the lowest for any pitcher at any park in baseball history where he has made at least 15 starts.Kershaw retired 13 of the first 14 Giants batters, striking out six. The only pothole along the way was a hanging slider to Matt Duffy in the first inning. Duffy dropped it into the left-field seats, his first home run in 215 at-bats since the opening series of the season.But the Dodgers’ offense left Kershaw with no margin for error and the Giants got to him again in the sixth when Buster Posey’s two-out double off the center field wall scored Joe Panik from first base and tied the game.“You kind of just take that out of the equation. You shouldn’t pitch any different,” Kershaw said of walking the tightrope of limited offensive support – again. “It shouldn’t affect you one way or the other. … More than anything when you’re pitching against a guy like Cueto, you know it’s going to be like this.”Cueto took awhile to find his groove. Four of the first five Dodgers reached base against him and they pushed across two runs thanks to an assortment pack of a hit batter, an infield single, a wild pitch, a run-scoring balk (when umpire Bill Welke disapproved of Cueto’s signature wiggle mid-windup) and an RBI single by Adrian Gonzalez.Thompson followed Gonzalez’s single with one of his own. After that, though, the Dodgers were 0 for 23 against Cueto through eight innings. Their only baserunner in that time was when Cueto brushed Chase Utley’s pants leg with a pitch, contact so slight it took a replay review and slow motion to detect it and award Utley first base with two outs in the fifth inning. The Dodgers didn’t have another baserunner against Cueto.“Not only does he throw three or four pitches, he’s got three or four or 12 different windups to throw off your timing,” Turner said.His timing was much better in the ninth when he drove a 2-and-1 slider from Casilla just over the wall in left field.Kershaw took his 13 strikeouts (and no walks, of course) to the bench for the ninth and white-knuckled it as closer Kenley Jansen finished off the Giants. Posey sent Thompson to the wall in right center field to haul in his bid to tie the game then Jansen stranded the tying and go-ahead runs on base after a two-out double by Brandon Belt and a walk to Mac Williamson.The Dodgers are now 12-1 in games started by Kershaw this season. “The one thing about JT is the confidence doesn’t waver,” Roberts said. “He competes. He goes out there and gives us his best every night.”Roberts has identified the problem as a late “contact point” in Turner’s swing, resulting in a lot of outs made in the air to the opposite field.“It’s hard to make a living hitting fly balls to right field,” Roberts said earlier this week.Turner has homered twice in the past three games – both driven to the left side of the field.“I feel like I’m taking good at-bats every night just not getting much to show for them,” Turner said Friday. “It’s something where maybe three, four years ago when I wasn’t as mature as I am now or didn’t have as much success as I’ve had, it’d probably be a lot tougher on me.center_img SAN FRANCISCO >> If every fifth day is Christmas for Dodgers fans, they had to wait a long time to unwrap their gift Friday night.Justin Turner’s leadoff home run in the ninth inning settled a pitchers’ duel between Clayton Kershaw and Johnny Cueto after both were done pitching, giving the Dodgers a 3-2 victory in the opener of a three-game series with the first-place San Francisco Giants.“It’s awesome,” Dodgers outfielder Trayce Thompson said of Turner’s game-winning homer. “He’s our No. 3 hitter for a reason. We’re going to need him if we’re going to have success.”It’s often been hard to pinpoint the reason Turner’s tenancy in such a pivotal spot in the lineup this season. His average had dipped below .220 when he stepped to the plate against Giants reliever Santiago Casilla in the ninth inning and his OPS has hovered around .650 most of the season – unimpressive for a middle-of-the-order hitter. Dodgers manager Dave Roberts has had to defend his lineup choices more than once as Turner’s slump lengthened.last_img read more

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Dodgers rally for 3 runs in eighth inning to beat Phillies 5-4

first_imgWould they have won this game even two weeks ago?“Probably not, no, we don’t,” Manager Dave Roberts said.“We’re playing good baseball right now,” outfielder Matt Kemp said. “The first month and a half wasn’t the best baseball we played. We knew we were capable of more. We battled a lot of injuries. Guys are starting to step up and make things happen. Once we get firing on all cylinders, making things happen like that, we’ll be a tough team to beat.”Philadelphia (29-22) led 4-2 in the eighth inning when the Dodgers rallied against relievers Luis Garcia and Adam Morgan. There was no grand finale, just a series of small Memorial Day fireworks that added up to a big victory.Puig (2 for 3) led off with an infield single against Garcia. Kemp followed with a gap-splitting double to left center that scored Puig. Morgan entered the game and induced what looked like a catchable pop-up by Kiké Hernandez, but second baseman Cesar Hernandez lost track of the baseball as it fell to the ground. Kiké Hernandez was safe at first base and Kemp advanced to third. Dodgers’ Justin Turner looking rejuvenated on defense Dodgers bench slumping Cody Bellinger for a day Dodgers’ hot-hitting Corey Seager leaves game with back injury “It was kind of rough from the get-go,” Stewart said. “If I come out with the same tempo I had in the third and the fourth inning, I can go deeper in the game and keep the team hanging around in the game.”Clayton Kershaw will return from the disabled list to start Thursday’s game against the Phillies. Stewart is more likely than Walker Buehler, Alex Wood, Kenta Maeda or Ross Stripling to get bumped from the rotation. He might ultimately remain a starter at Triple-A Oklahoma City or find his way back to the Dodgers’ bullpen. The 26-year-old swingman has a 4.61 earned-run average in five major league games (two starts).Monday, Stewart could enjoy his parting gift. It was only the third time the Dodgers have won this season after allowing the opponent to score first.“We had some magic tonight,” Stewart said. “The guys came back and the bullpen didn’t give up anything after me. It’s a testament to everybody on this team. Definitely fun to watch.” Dodgers’ Dave Roberts says baseball’s unwritten rules ‘have changed, should change’ center_img PreviousLos Angeles Dodgers catcher Yasmani Grandal congratulates Los Angeles Dodgers relief pitcher Kenley Jansen after they defeated the Philadelphia Phillies 5-4 at a baseball game, Monday, May 28, 2018, in Los Angeles. (AP Photo/John McCoy)LOS ANGELES, CA – MAY 28: Matt Kemp #27 of the Los Angeles Dodgers hits an RBI double as Jorge Alfaro #38 of the Philadelphia Phillies looks on during the eighth inning of a game at Dodger Stadium on May 28, 2018 in Los Angeles, California. MLB players across the league are wearing special uniforms to commemorate Memorial Day. (Photo by Sean M. Haffey/Getty Images)CORRECTS TO BROCK STEWART NOT JOSH FIELDS Los Angeles Dodgers starting pitcher Brock Stewart throws during the first inning of a baseball game against the Philadelphia Phillies Monday, May 28, 2018, in Los Angeles. (AP Photo/John McCoy) SoundThe gallery will resume insecondsLOS ANGELES, CA – MAY 28: Max Muncy #13 of the Los Angeles Dodgers fields a grounder hit by Cesar Hernandez #16 of the Philadelphia Phillies during the fourth inning of a game at Dodger Stadium on May 28, 2018 in Los Angeles, California. MLB players across the league are wearing special uniforms to commemorate Memorial Day. (Photo by Sean M. Haffey/Getty Images)Philadelphia Phillies Cesar Hernandez watches his three-run home run ball leave the park during the second inning of a baseball game against the Los Angeles Dodgers, Monday, May 28, 2018, in Los Angeles. (AP Photo/John McCoy)LOS ANGELES, CA – MAY 28: Yasiel Puig #66 of the Los Angeles Dodgers is unable to catch a three-run homerun hit by Cesar Hernandez #16 of the Philadelphia Phillies during the second inning of a game at Dodger Stadium on May 28, 2018 in Los Angeles, California. MLB players across the league are wearing special uniforms to commemorate Memorial Day. (Photo by Sean M. Haffey/Getty Images)Philadelphia Phillies catcher Jorge Alfaro, left, congratulates Philadelphia Phillies second baseman Cesar Hernandez on his three-run home run against the Los Angeles Dodgers during the second inning of a baseball game Monday, May 28, 2018, in Los Angeles. (AP Photo/John McCoy)CORRECTS TO BROCK STEWART NOT JOSH FIELDS Los Angeles Dodgers pitcher Brock Stewart throws during the first inning of a baseball game against the Philadelphia Phillies in a baseball game Monday, May 28, 2018, in Los Angeles. (AP Photo/John McCoy)Philadelphia Phillies starting pitcher Vince Velasquez faces the Los Angeles Dodgers during the first inning of a baseball game Monday, May 28, 2018, in Los Angeles. (AP Photo/John McCoy)LOS ANGELES, CA – MAY 28: Joc Pederson #31 of the Los Angeles Dodgers doubles during the sixth inning of a game against the Philadelphia Phillies at Dodger Stadium on May 28, 2018 in Los Angeles, California. MLB players across the league are wearing special uniforms to commemorate Memorial Day. (Photo by Sean M. Haffey/Getty Images)LOS ANGELES, CA – MAY 28: Joc Pederson #31 of the Los Angeles Dodgers doubles during the sixth inning of a game against the Philadelphia Phillies at Dodger Stadium on May 28, 2018 in Los Angeles, California. MLB players across the league are wearing special uniforms to commemorate Memorial Day. (Photo by Sean M. Haffey/Getty Images)Philadelphia Phillies starting pitcher Vince Velasquez faces the Los Angeles Dodgers during the first inning of a baseball game Monday, May 28, 2018, in Los Angeles. (AP Photo/John McCoy)LOS ANGELES, CA – MAY 28: Yasiel Puig #66 of the Los Angeles Dodgers slides safely into second base after hitting a single but reaching second base on a fielders error during the sixth inning of a game against the Philadelphia Phillies at Dodger Stadium on May 28, 2018 in Los Angeles, California. MLB players across the league are wearing special uniforms to commemorate Memorial Day. (Photo by Sean M. Haffey/Getty Images)LOS ANGELES, CA – MAY 28: Yasiel Puig #66 of the Los Angeles Dodgers singles as Jorge Alfaro #38 of the Philadelphia Phillies looks on during the sixth inning of a game at Dodger Stadium on May 28, 2018 in Los Angeles, California. MLB players across the league are wearing special uniforms to commemorate Memorial Day. (Photo by Sean M. Haffey/Getty Images)LOS ANGELES, CA – MAY 28: Joc Pederson #31 is congratulated in the dugout after scoring on a single hit by Justin Turner #10 of the Los Angeles Dodgers during the sixth inning of a game against the Philadelphia Phillies at Dodger Stadium on May 28, 2018 in Los Angeles, California. MLB players across the league are wearing special uniforms to commemorate Memorial Day. (Photo by Sean M. Haffey/Getty Images)LOS ANGELES, CA – MAY 28: Yasiel Puig #66 is congratulated in the dugout after scoring on a double hit by Joc Pederson #31 of the Los Angeles Dodgers during the sixth inning of a game against the Philadelphia Phillies at Dodger Stadium on May 28, 2018 in Los Angeles, California. MLB players across the league are wearing special uniforms to commemorate Memorial Day. (Photo by Sean M. Haffey/Getty Images)Los Angeles Dodgers Max Muncy, left, is caught in a rundown by Philadelphia Phillies first baseman Carlos Santana during the first inning of a baseball game Monday, May 28, 2018, in Los Angeles. (AP Photo/John McCoy)LOS ANGELES, CA – MAY 28: Erik Goeddel #62 of the Los Angeles Dodgers pitches during the fifth inning of a game against the Philadelphia Phillies at Dodger Stadium on May 28, 2018 in Los Angeles, California. MLB players across the league are wearing special uniforms to commemorate Memorial Day. (Photo by Sean M. Haffey/Getty Images)Los Angeles Dodgers starting pitcher Brock Stewart faces the Philadelphia Phillies during the second inning of a baseball game Monday, May 28, 2018, in Los Angeles. (AP Photo/John McCoy)Los Angeles Dodgers third baseman Justin Turner throws out Philadelphia Phillies Maikel Franco during the fifth inning of a baseball game Monday, May 28, 2018, in Los Angeles. (AP Photo/John McCoy)Los Angeles Dodgers second baseman Chase Utley throws out Philadelphia Phillies Nick Williams during the fifth inning of a baseball game Monday, May 28, 2018, in Los Angeles. (AP Photo/John McCoy)Philadelphia Phillies Jorge Alfaro gets a double as he arrives before Los Angeles Dodgers Chris Taylor can get the ball at second base during the sixth inning of a baseball game Monday, May 28, 2018, in Los Angeles. (AP Photo/John McCoy)Philadelphia Phillies first baseman Carlos Santana is late with the tag as Los Angeles Dodgers Cody Bellinger gets back safe during the fifth inning of a baseball game Monday, May 28, 2018, in Los Angeles. (AP Photo/John McCoy)Los Angeles Dodgers’ Cody Bellinger, left, congratulates Joc Pederson after he was driven in by Los Angeles Dodgers’ Justin Turner during the sixth inning of a baseball game, Monday, May 28, 2018, in Los Angeles. (AP Photo/John McCoy)LOS ANGELES, CA – MAY 28: Yasiel Puig #66 runs to third base after a groud out by Logan Forsythe #11 of the Los Angeles Dodgers during the sixth inning of a game against the Philadelphia Phillies at Dodger Stadium on May 28, 2018 in Los Angeles, California. MLB players across the league are wearing special uniforms to commemorate Memorial Day. (Photo by Sean M. Haffey/Getty Images)Los Angeles Dodgers’ Yasiel Puig, left, and Joc Pederson celebrate after Puig was driven in for the go-ahead run by Matt Kemp during the eighth inning of a baseball game against the Philadelphia Phillies, Monday, May 28, 2018, in Los Angeles. (AP Photo/John McCoy)Los Angeles Dodgers’ Yasiel Puig scores while Philadelphia Phillies catcher Jorge Alfaro waits for the throw during the eighth inning of a baseball game, Monday, May 28, 2018, in Los Angeles. (AP Photo/John McCoy)LOS ANGELES, CA – MAY 28: Yasiel Puig #66 reacts after scoring on an RBI double by Matt Kemp #27 of the Los Angeles Dodgers during the eighth inning of a game against the Philadelphia Phillies at Dodger Stadium on May 28, 2018 in Los Angeles, California. MLB players across the league are wearing special uniforms to commemorate Memorial Day. (Photo by Sean M. Haffey/Getty Images)LOS ANGELES, CA – MAY 28: Kenley Jansen #74 of the Los Angeles Dodgers pitches during the ninth inning of a game against the Philadelphia Phillies at Dodger Stadium on May 28, 2018 in Los Angeles, California. MLB players across the league are wearing special uniforms to commemorate Memorial Day. (Photo by Sean M. Haffey/Getty Images)Los Angeles Dodgers catcher Yasmani Grandal congratulates Los Angeles Dodgers relief pitcher Kenley Jansen after they defeated the Philadelphia Phillies 5-4 at a baseball game, Monday, May 28, 2018, in Los Angeles. (AP Photo/John McCoy)LOS ANGELES, CA – MAY 28: Matt Kemp #27 of the Los Angeles Dodgers hits an RBI double as Jorge Alfaro #38 of the Philadelphia Phillies looks on during the eighth inning of a game at Dodger Stadium on May 28, 2018 in Los Angeles, California. MLB players across the league are wearing special uniforms to commemorate Memorial Day. (Photo by Sean M. Haffey/Getty Images)NextShow Caption1 of 29LOS ANGELES, CA – MAY 28: Matt Kemp #27 of the Los Angeles Dodgers hits an RBI double as Jorge Alfaro #38 of the Philadelphia Phillies looks on during the eighth inning of a game at Dodger Stadium on May 28, 2018 in Los Angeles, California. MLB players across the league are wearing special uniforms to commemorate Memorial Day. (Photo by Sean M. Haffey/Getty Images)ExpandLOS ANGELES — Just like they drew it up.The Dodgers surrendered four runs early and didn’t collect a hit for five innings, then scored three runs in the eighth inning Monday night to beat the Philadelphia Phillies 5-4.The Dodgers (25-28) have won nine of their past 11 games. The win lifted them into third place in the National League West for the first time since April 25. They’re 3-1/2 games behind the first-place Colorado Rockies, who beat the San Francisco Giants – new owners of fourth place – in extra innings.Sign up for our Inside the Dodgers newsletter. Be the best Dodger fan you can be by getting daily intel on your favorite team. Subscribe here.It was the kind of improbable, collaborative effort that the Dodgers made a habit of en route to 104 wins a year ago. This season, comeback wins have been far more rare. It was the first time the Dodgers had come back from a four-run deficit to win a game in 2018. Newsroom GuidelinesNews TipsContact UsReport an Error Whicker: Dustin May yet another example of the Dodgers’ eye for pitching The next batter, Max Muncy, tapped a ground ball back to the mound that barely eluded Morgan. He couldn’t retrieve the ball in time to throw out Hernandez, and Kemp scored from third base, tying the score 4-4.Yasmani Grandal’s two-out single through a drawn-in infield scored Hernandez, putting the Dodgers ahead 5-4.“It was kind of seeing-eye grounders, balls off gloves, dropped fly balls, things like that – we had help,” Roberts said. “But to our guys’ credit, we fought. We gave ourselves a chance. For me, the bullpen today was the key.”Brock Stewart labored at times in his four-inning start, allowing four runs. The Dodgers’ four relief pitchers combined to allow two hits, walk none and strike out five over five scoreless innings.Left-hander Scott Alexander pitched the fifth. Right-hander Erik Goeddel took the sixth. Yimi Garcia (1-1) pitched the next two and was credited with his first win since June 2015. Kenley Jansen pitched a scoreless ninth inning for his 12th save.Phillies pitcher Vince Velasquez, a graduate of Garey High School in Pomona, nearly stole the show. The Dodgers could scarcely muster hard contact against him for five innings, let alone a hit. Grandal tried to break the curse with a swinging-bunt dribbler toward a vacant third base, but Velasquez went into a slide to field the ball and throw Grandal out.The sixth inning began with Velasquez’s no-hitter still intact. It ended with two runs on Velasquez’s ledger and the game in the hands of the Phillies’ bullpen.The announced crowd of 39,759 at Dodger Stadium erupted when Puig’s line drive landed in left field for the Dodgers’ first hit. Puig kept running and made it to second base when Rhys Hoskins’ throw from left arrived late; the play was scored a single and an error.Puig advanced to third on a Logan Forsythe groundout and scored when Pederson laced a double down the left-field line. The Dodgers trailed 4-1.With two outs, Justin Turner singled to score Pederson and the Dodgers trailed 4-2.Stewart didn’t allow a hit in the first inning but the Phillies scored anyway. Hoskins reached on catcher’s interference, Stewart walked the next two hitters to load the bases, and Hoskins scampered home from third base on a wild pitch.In the second inning, Stewart allowed a pair of soft singles to Scott Kingery and Jorge Alfaro. Velasquez, the next hitter, bunted both runners up. Stewart’s first pitch to Cesar Hernandez was a fastball over the middle of the plate; Hernandez took advantage of the gift and hit the ball over the left-center field fence for a three-run home run. The Dodgers trailed 4-0.Stewart settled in and retired the final seven batters he faced. The right-hander allowed a pair of doubles in addition to the Hernandez home run, along with two singles and two walks. He struck out five, a season high.Related Articleslast_img read more

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Seattle NHL team names Hall of Famer Ron Francis as GM

first_imgSeattle’s expansion NHL franchise has hired a big name as its first general manager, announcing Thursday that Hall of Famer Ron Francis will take on the role. “Ron is the perfect fit for the team we are building,” Seattle CEO Tod Leiweke said in a release. “Ron will make everyone better.” “I am excited to join NHL Seattle as its first general manager and to work in partnership with Tod, David Bonderman, our ownership group and the NHL Seattle team to continue to build a world-class organization and hockey operation,” Francis said in a release. “Twelve seasons working in player development, coaching, scouting, and management have led me to this moment and this role. I’m excited to bring that experience to Seattle as we build something truly special and historic.”In addition to Francis’ duties in filling out front office positions and hiring a coach, he’ll also be responsible for helping the team choose a name. The TImes reports a decision on that is expected later this year. Francis, 56, played 22 seasons in the league and is still the fifth-leading scorer in NHL history with 1,798 points. He’s best known in recent years for his status as an executive and minority investor with the Carolina Hurricanes, and he served as the team’s GM from 2014 until his termination in 2018.According to a Seattle Times report earlier in the week, Francis’ deal is “likely” for five years. Seattle, the 32nd franchise in the NHL, begins play in the 2021-22 season. Related News Seattle’s new NHL team to have AHL affiliate in Palm Springs, report says Francis, who won two Stanley Cup championships as a player with the Penguins in the early 1990s, also played with the Whalers, Hurricanes and Maple Leafs.As GM with the Hurricanes, Francis posted a 137-138-53 mark. He earned kudos for helping develop and acquire players such as Sebastian Aho and Teuvo Teravainen, although Carolina failed to make the playoffs during his tenure there.last_img read more

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