La Liga: Barca now relying on Real Madrid dropping points – Suarez

first_imgIt was the Blaugrana’s sixth successive trip to Vigo in which they have failed to win and this could prove one of the most costly – if Real Madrid beat basement side Espanyol on Sunday, they go two points clear at the top of the table.“The sensations are negative after that, we have lost two points in the fight for La Liga”, Suarez said after the game, as cited by ESPN. “We had it in our own hands and now we have to hope that Real Madrid drop points. The sensation is one of frustration because we have given up two points.Read Also: Video: Ramos fires home wonder free kick against Real Mallorca“Both teams have tough games to come. This was a complicated place to come, as Villarreal will be next week, and Atletico Madrid at home in midweek. The sensations are that we’ve lost two points and we have to correct things to improve.”Barcelona host in-form Atletico Madrid on Tuesday before a trip to Villarreal next Sunday.FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmail分享 Luis Suarez admits Barcelona are now relying on other teams in the title race in La Liga if they are to retain the league title.Advertisement Loading…center_img The Uruguayan striker netted twice in Saturday’s clash at Celta Vigo but it was not enough for Quique Setien’s side, who dropped points for the second time in three matches.Goals from Fedor Smolov and Iago Aspas – with a well-placed free-kick late on – earned a point for Celta, who indeed could and should have won the game late on but Nolito spurned a glorious opportunity.last_img read more

IMCA Speedway Motors Weekly Racing National Point Standings Through April 26

first_imgIMCA Modifieds – 1. Chaz Baca, Mesa, Ariz., 966; 2. Jeffrey Abbey, Comanche, Texas, 661; 3. Colin Deming, Hobbs, N.M., 647; 4. Hunter Marriott, Brookfield, Mo., 596; 5. Kelsie Foley, Tuc­son, Ariz., 594; 6. William Gould, Calera, Okla., 526; 7. Matt Guillaume, Haslet, Texas, 510; 8. Cory Sample, Winnemucca, Nev., 485; 9. Cody Laney, Torrance, Calif., 464; 10. Chris Bragg, Springtown, Texas, 458; 11. Chase Allen, Midlothian, Texas, 426; 12. Chad Melton, Mineral Wells, Texas, 423; 13. Rob Slott, New Waverly, Texas, 417; 14. Marlyn Seidler, Underwood, N.D., 411; 15. Josh McGaha, Abilene, Texas, 408; 16. Ricky Thornton Jr., Clive, Iowa, 404; 17. Spencer Wilson, Minot, N.D., 382; 18. Brent Schlafmann, Bismarck, N.D., 373; 19. Jason Noll, Peoria, Ariz., 370; 20. Brandon Hood, McGregor, Texas, 359.IMCA Late Models – 1. Justin Kay, Wheatland, Iowa, 40; 2. Matt Ryan, Davenport, Iowa, 39; 3. Ryan Dolan, Lisbon, Iowa, 38; 4. Todd Cooney, Pleasant Hill, Iowa, 37; 5. Andy Eckrich, Oxford, Iowa, 36; 6. Chad Holladay, Muscatine, Iowa, 35; 7. Nick Marolf, Moscow, Iowa, 34; 8. Jeremiah Hurst, Dubuque, Iowa, 33; 9. Andy Nezworski, Buffalo, Iowa, 32; 10. Jeff Tharp, Sherrill, Iowa, 31; 11. Joe Zrostlik, Long Grove, Iowa, 30; 12. Luke Merfeld, Dubuque, Iowa, 29; 13. Chuck Hanna, Port Byron, Ill., 28; 14. Kyle Hinrichs, Swisher, Iowa, 27; 15. Rob Moss, Iowa City, Iowa, 26; 16. Tim Simpson, Iowa City, Iowa, 25; 17. Sam Halstead, New London, Iowa, 24; 18. Darrel De­France, Marshalltown, Iowa, 23; 19. Chad Coyne, Orion, Ill., 22; 20. Terry Neal, Ely, Iowa, 21.IMCA RaceSaver Sprint Cars – 1. Austin Mundie, Carrollton, Texas, 186; 2. Marcus Thomas, Corsicana, Texas, 181; 3. Drew Ritchey, Everett, Pa., 179; 4. Kevin Ramey, Fort Worth, Texas, 155; 5. Kyle A. Ganoe, Thompsontown, Pa., 154; 6. Blake Baccus, Crandall, Texas, 153; 7. Andy Shouse, Oklahoma City, Okla., 152; 8. Grant Duinkerken, Riverdale, Calif., and Zach Newlin, Miller­stown, Pa., both 148; 10. Monty Ferriera, Fresno, Calif., 146; 11. Chad Wilson, North Rich­land Hills, Texas, 145; 12. Kenneth Duke, Selinsgrove, Pa., 142; 13. Shane Sellers, Tuttle, Okla., Brooklyn Holland, Fresno, Calif., and Shane Gloeckler, Joshua, Texas, each 140; 16. Vaughn Schott, Tipton, Calif., 138; 17. Gary Owens, Pauls Valley, Okla., 137; 18. George Tristao Jr., Tu­lare, Calif., 132; 19. Kyle Smith, South Egremont, Mass., 131; 20. Mauro F. Simone, Fresno, Ca­lif., 123.IMCA Sunoco Stock Cars – 1. Dean Abbey, Roanoke, Texas, 728; 2. Mark Adams, Fort Worth, Texas, 648; 3. Westin Abbey, Comanche, Texas, 557; 4. Bryce Pritchett, Combine, Texas, 491; 5. Kirk Martin, Weatherford, Texas, 456; 6. G.W. Egbert IV, Belton, Texas, 389; 7. Andy Roller, Waco, Texas, 382; 8. Joe O’Bryan, Round Rock, Texas, 372; 9. Dennis Bissonnette, Stephen­ville, Texas, 341; 10. Justin Wierenga, Killeen, Texas, 335; 11. Shelby Williams, Bonham, Texas, 326; 12. Mike Childs, Hudson Oaks, Texas, 325; 13. Damon Hammond, Burleson, Texas, 315; 14. Zach Spillman, Marble Falls, Texas, 305; 15. Dillon Smith, Hewitt, Texas, 303; 16. Billy Wade, San Angelo, Texas, and Cody Center, Mesa, Ariz., both 300; 18. Brandon Hood, McGregor, Texas, and Tyler Muirhead, Mabank, Texas, both 287; 20. Dennis Losing, Apache Junction, Ariz., 284.IMCA Sunoco Hobby Stocks – 1. Bradley Stafford, Desert Hills, Ariz., 358; 2. Allen Hakes, Phoe­nix, Ariz., 338; 3. Ryan Wilkerson, Midland, Texas, 271; 4. Kyle Cardinal, Paradise Valley, Ariz., 267; 5. Joseph Peterson, Chandler, Ariz., 259; 6. Max Zachrison, Surprise, Ariz., 250; 7. Joe Vlasity, Glendale, Ariz., 236; 8. Gerald Spalding Jr., Abilene, Texas, 227; 9. Brian Johnson, Yuma, Ariz., 217; 10. Michael Watkins, Hawley, Texas, 184; 11. James Robinson, Yuma, Ariz., 182; 12. Michaela Scott, Merkel, Texas, 175; 13. Lenna Miller, Yuma, Ariz., 165; 14. Mike Erwin, Yuma, Ariz., 163; 15. Rick Hibbard, Yuma, Ariz., 162; 16. Jonathan Boles, Sweetwater, Texas, 157; 17. Scott Jeffery, Yuma, Ariz., 153; 18. Tathan Burkhart, Hays, Kan., 151; 19. Brent Wofford, Yuma, Ariz., 145; 20. John Davis, Eunice, N.M., 142.Karl Chevrolet Northern SportMods – 1. Chase Alves, Chandler, Ariz., 838; 2. Jason George, Laveen, Ariz., 829; 3. Mark Harrison, Coolidge, Ariz., 606; 4. Mark Madrid, Phoenix, Ariz., 567; 5. Ethan Braaksma, Newton, Iowa, 497; 6. Austin Howes, Memphis, Mo., 496; 7. Chris Toth, Holtville, Calif., 460; 8. Arie Schouten, Blair, Neb., 430; 9. Kyle Smith, Yuma, Ariz., 419; 10. Fred Ryland, Brentwood, Calif., 390; 11. Bo Partain, Casa Grande, Ariz., 376; 12. Marlowe Wrightsman, Peoria, Ariz., 318; 13. Sean Isaacks, Tucson, Ariz., 317; 14. Miles Morris, Yuma, Ariz., 307; 15. T.J. Wyman, Laveen, Ariz., 296; 16. Nick Spainhoward, Bakersfield, Calif., 279; 17. Den­nis Gates, Claypool, Ariz., 260; 18. Jorddon Braaten, Central Point, Ore., 259; 19. Eric Folstad, Glenburn, N.D., 258; 20. Adam Echter, Glendale, Ariz., 257.Smiley’s Racing Products Southern SportMods – 1. Tyler Bragg, Springtown, Texas, 682; 2. Trevor Raney, Sherman, Texas, 665; 3. Gabe Tucker, Carbon, Texas, 601; 4. Rodney White, Ector, Texas, 473; 5. Dustin Robinson, Post, Texas, 416; 6. Jake Upchurch, Grand Prairie, Texas, 408; 7. Taylor Florio, Copperas Cove, Texas, 385; 8. Jay Coone, Weatherford, Texas, 384; 9. Scot Raney, Sherman, Texas, 372; 10. Kyle Wilkins, Italy, Texas, 354; 11. Ronnie Bell, Lorena, Texas, 352; 12. James McCreery, Midlothian, Texas, 341; 13. Hayden Wade, Waco, Texas, 337; 14. Justin Long, Haslet, Texas, 292; 15. Shane Priddy, Merkel, Texas, 286; 16. James Skinner, Burleson, Texas, 276; 17. Steve Hayes, Eastland, Texas, 257; 18. Justin Shaw, Sweetwater, Texas, 256; 19. Justin Nabors, Kemp, Texas, 253; 20. Nick Clinkenbeard, Weather­ford, Texas, 249.Mach-1 Sport Compacts – 1. Julia Childs, Weatherford, Texas, 542; 2. Howard Watson, Weather­ford, Texas, 504; 3. Scott Newbury, Rhome, Texas, 449; 4. Clifton Whisenant, Proctor, Texas, 326; 5. Harold Clifton, Stephenville, Texas, 325; 6. James Morehead, Cleburne, Texas, 294; 7. Brian Bagent, Killeen, Texas, 282; 8. Pamela Whisenant, Proctor, Texas, 270; 9. Jeff Toler, Mineral Wells, Texas, 246; 10. Phalan Bukowski, Mineral Wells, Texas, 241; 11. Rick Saupp, Stephenville, Texas, 187; 12. Bill Hall, Killeen, Texas, 185; 13. Aubra Parker, Paradise, Texas, 177; 14. Billy Ayres Jr., Phoenix, Ariz., 176; 15. Dakota Dees, Weatherford, Texas, and Robert Rutledge, Azle, Texas, both 166; 17. Jacquelyn Parmeley, Phoenix, Ariz., 164; 18. Drake Bohlmeyer, Beatrice, Neb., 155; 19. Danny Baggerly, Joshua, Texas, 136; 20. Zach Bohlmeyer, Beatrice, Neb., 131.last_img read more

Grass Clippings can lead to dangerous road conditions

first_imgBrookville, IN—Franklin County Sheriff’s Deputies would like to remind citizens to not blow their grass clippings into the roadway.  Not only can the clippings make the roadway slick, but they can also clog drainage ditches causing roadways to flood.“Grass clippings on a roadway is just as dangerous to a motorcycle as an ice-covered roadway is to a passenger vehicle,” said Sheriff Peter Cates.  “Motorcycle tires need to have good contact with the road surface, especially while negotiating curves.  Whether the grass clippings are wet or dry, when they come between the motorcycle tires and the road surface, it can be deadly for the motorcycle riders,” continued Sheriff Cates.While Indiana currently does not have a law against blowing grass clippings into the roadway, this practice can create travel dangers.    In order to help make Franklin County a safer place to travel, Deputies would like to offer suggestions for alternative uses for grass clippings, such as animal feed, compost, mulch, or recycling.Deputies ask that property owners aim the mower’s discharge chute away from the roadway.  If you do not want clippings in your yard, Deputies suggest raking the clippings or using a bagging system.last_img read more

Ibrahimovic set for retirement

first_imgRelatedPosts Ibrahimovic to stay at Milan for another season – Reports Pioli pens new AC Milan two-year deal AC Milan coach brushes off Ibrahimovic’s angry reaction to substitution AC Milan forward Zlatan Ibrahimovic is reportedly considering retirement from professional football at the end of the season. Since returning to San Siro in January, Ibrahimovic has made a positive impression with four goals coming from 10 outings in all competitions. Acknowledging the Swede’s influence behind the scenes, Milan are said to be keen to extend the 38-year-old’s stay at the club by a further 12 months. However, according to SportMediaSet, Ibrahimovic is ready to retire before the end of 2020, instead preferring to set his sights on becoming a manager The report suggested that the frontman has also been left unhappy by the recent departure of club official Zvonimir Boban.Tags: AC MilanProfessional FootballSportsMediaSetZlatan IbrahimovicZvonimir Bobanlast_img read more

After disappointing 4th-place finish in Wisconsin, SU men’s cross country looks to rebound

first_img Facebook Twitter Google+ Comments To Forest Misenti, the Syracuse men’s cross country team wasn’t ready for the Wisconsin Invitational, in which the squad placed fourth on Oct. 2. Misenti wasn’t happy. But now he’s eager. Eager for a win after the fourth-place finish. ‘I’m definitely hungry to race well,’ Misenti said. ‘It was definitely tough going to Wisconsin and getting beat by teams we figured we were ahead of. We weren’t really ready for Wisconsin.’ But though the sophomore isn’t happy about taking the loss, he knows the most important meets are still ahead on the schedule for the Orange. Instead of the team being upset and angry about its last performance, the mood inside of Manley Field House on Monday was upbeat as the runners met with head coach Chris Fox before the start of practice. Sitting on the turf, Misenti and junior Steven Weeks joked around with one another. As two of the older runners on the team, the duo is trying to create even more team unity by convincing everyone to wear crazy hairstyles for the rest of the season. Misenti is currently sporting a spiky version of a Mohawk that he calls ‘The Zipper,’ while Weeks is wearing a more traditional one with both sides cut low. Only a few members of the team have decided to join in with the two thus far, but more are starting to come along as more players with mullets and Mohawk haircuts are walking into practice each day.AdvertisementThis is placeholder text The vibe at practice is filled with nothing but positivity. But Weeks isn’t forgetting about what took place in Wisconsin. ‘We talked in the vans a little bit after the race and didn’t do much dwelling,’ Weeks said. ‘But we just talked about putting that chip back on our shoulder and running like we’re the underdogs again. We used it to get angry and to get upset, and that helped to put that chip back on our shoulders.’ Fox isn’t one of those coaches who believe in the philosophy of ‘a good loss.’ Fox wanted domination. And though the Orange beat some ranked teams in Wisconsin, that complete domination just wasn’t there. But Fox does understand this was a learning experience for his team. And he understands it could be a motivating factor going forward. ‘I think everybody grew up a little bit,’ Fox said. ‘We did lose, but we still probably beat five ranked teams. We did OK, we just didn’t dominate like maybe we would’ve liked to. Maybe we were a little complacent. Maybe we thought we were a little better than we were. And so we’ve stepped on the gas a little bit over the last 10 days.’ The team will travel to Charlottesville, Va., this week for the Panorama Farms Invitational and is planning to get back to its winning ways. Even after the setback of the Wisconsin Invitational, Fox said the team is positioned well, with only three meets remaining before the Big East championships. ‘We’re right where we want to be,’ Fox said. With hopefully all of the mistakes out of the way, Misenti is confident in himself and his teammates as they get ready for Virginia. Coming off a disappointing meet and an additional week of practice time, Misenti harps, once again, on that eagerness to get back out and race. ‘I think, looking forward, everything is going to come together,’ Misenti said. ‘The team looks sharper every time we do workouts. I still believe we can be a top-five team, no matter who we’re racing on that day.’ cjphil01@syr.educenter_img Published on October 11, 2010 at 12:00 pmlast_img read more

Women of Troy look to continue undefeated streak

first_imgWith a perfect 6-0 record to start the season, the No. 3-ranked USC women’s water polo team looks to continue its hot start this weekend when it heads out to Riverside for the Lancer Invitational.To kick off the tournament hosted by Cal Baptist University, USC will play against the host Lancers at 4 p.m. on Friday. The game against the Lancers (2-6) will be a rematch of their meeting at the UCLA Invite on Jan. 17, which USC won by a score of 24-3. The Women of Troy jumped out to a 20-1 lead in the third period and never looked back. Eleven different players scored, led by senior Monica Vavic’s six goals.Immediately following their match against Cal Baptist, the Women of Troy will take on the University of Redlands at 5:15 p.m. The Bulldogs    (0-3) last played against USC in this same tournament last year. The Women of Troy were victorious with a 24-1 win against the Division III school. Seniors Eike Daube and Jennifer Stiefel both scored three goals to lead the Trojans to victory, while sophomores Ioanna Haralabidis and Stephania Haralabidis each scored twice.On Saturday, Feb. 14, USC will play against Pomona-Pitzer (2-2) in an 11:30 a.m. match. The last time these two teams met was at Harvard University for the 2013 NCAA Championship quarterfinals, where USC thrashed Pomona-Pitzer by a score of 27-1. USC eventually went on to win the national championship that year in a thrilling sudden-death win over Stanford.Finally, the Women of Troy will face Occidental College (0-2) at   2 p.m. to end the tournament. In what will be just their third match of the season, the Division III Tigers will look to put up a fight against USC, one of the nation’s best teams.Though the competition may not be at the level USC will face in the Mountain Pacific Sports Federation, head coach Jovan Vavic and the Women of Troy will look to ride the momentum of last weekend’s successful showing at the Triton Invitational. In fact, two young Trojan players were rewarded for their contributions, with Stephania Haralabidis being named MPSF Player of the Week for the first time in her career, while freshman goalie Victória Chamorro racked up the first award in her young career as MPSF Newcomer of the Week. Stephania Haralabidis led the Women of Troy offensively in La Jolla last weekend, scoring 14 goals to lead USC to four big wins. Chamorro provided a steady force in the cage for USC at the Triton Invitational, racking up a career-high 15 saves in the championship game against No. 6-ranked UC Irvine. Overall, Chamorro finished with a total of 27 saves in just 13 periods of work, while allowing only 11 goals during the tournament.After the first six games of 2015, USC leads the MPSF in offense and defense, as the Women of Troy are outscoring their opponents by a lofty 123-21 margin. Vavic is USC’s leading scorer with 28 goals this season, while Stephania Haralabidis is second on the team with 22 goals, followed by twin sister Ioanna Haralabidis with 15. Defensively, Chamorro averages 7.2 saves per game and just 3.4 goals-against per game.Furthermore, it could be a big weekend for Vavic, who will look to climb the ladder in USC’s record books. After a big scoring output to start the season, Vavic leaped up to No. 3 all-time in career scoring at USC with 219 career goals. With only five goals needed to reach No. 2 all-time, Vavic will almost certainly pass former Olympian Sofia Konoukh (224 career goals) this weekend.last_img read more

UPDATE: New CCJ President Sworn In

first_imgUpdate: Justice Adrian Saunders was on Wednesday installed as the third president of the Caribbean Court of Justice (CCJ), disappointed that more Caribbean Community (CARICOM) nations have not yet signed on to the court’s appellate jurisdictions but hopeful that they will eventually all get on board.He took the oath of office at the Montego Bay Convention Centre, in Jamaica on Wednesday evening, ahead of the opening ceremony of the 39th Regular Meeting of the Conference of Heads of Government of CARICOM, before host Governor General, Sir Patrick Allen.Addressing the audience that included Prime Ministers, Presidents and Premiers from across the region, and a delegation from the CCJ, the court’s new president expressed disappointment that the vast majority of the 15 CARICOM member countries have stuck with the Privy Council as their final court of appeal, instead of signing on to the Trinidad-based CCJ’s appellate jurisdiction.Only three Caribbean countries have made the CCJ their final court – Barbados, Belize and Guyana.*****************************************************************The Caribbean Court of Justice (CCJ) will see a change in leadership on Wednesday, when Justice Adrian Saunders takes over from Sir Dennis Byron.The transition will take place as a part of the activities before the 39th Regular Meeting of the Conference of Heads of Government of the Caribbean Community (CARICOM) at the Montego Bay Convention Centre in Jamaica.In March of this year, it was announced that Justice Saunders, after an exhaustive international search, would be appointed the CCJ’s third President.CCJ judge since 2005“He has been a judge at the CCJ since 2005 and has contributed immensely to the administration and judicial functions of the Court,” the CCJ said in a release on Tuesday.Justice Saunders is also the Chairman of the Caribbean Association of Judicial Officers (CAJO) and the Course Director of the Halifax-based Commonwealth Judicial Education Institute’s CJEI’s Intensive Study Program. He is also one of the Institute’s Directors.AuthorSaunders has also co-authored the book, Fundamentals of Caribbean Constitutional Law and is a contributor editor of the Caribbean Civil Court Practice. In April 2018, he was appointed to the Advisory Board of the Global Judicial Integrity Network by the United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime (UNODC).last_img read more

Rivalry.gg seeks to educate esports bettors via Rivalry Academy

first_imgBrace yourself for the new esports bookmaker on the block, Rivalry.gg, is setting itself up as a one-stop-shop for consumer esports betting that has some new engaging developments coming out from the pipeline.The young betting platform, having just launched in February, recently rolled out its ‘Rivalry Academy’ – a tool for all walks of bettors to learn and tone their understanding of gambling.For the uninitiated, betting can be intimidating; lengthy spreads of odds may be overwhelming and even compounded by a sub-par bookmaker experience. The team over at Rivalry realised this, setting out to address it by creating their own betting guidelines from the ground up.To break down the logistics from an organic standpoint we spoke to Kevin Wimer, Chief Marketing Officer at Rivarly.gg, about the motivation behind Rivalry Academy and how it can sharpen a bettor’s skillset.Kevin Wimer, Rivalry.gg“It’s terrifying depositing money into something you barely understand. It takes a fair amount of research for non-bettors to be comfortable enough to bet. We created the Rivalry Academy to help with that process. We want to provide clear and concise guidance so that customers are comfortable with betting and how it all works.”What initially strikes you as you surf over Rivarly.gg is the site’s polished interface, user-friendly qualities that are present in the Rivalry Academy just as well. The purpose of the guide is clear: understand the parameters of betting and help improve your chance of winning. The guides are broken down neatly into segments in both written and video formats with real examples to accompany each lesson. You can head on over and see what you make of the Rivalry Academy by clicking here. Hitting the target of being “clear and concise”, the guides deliver on brevity and effectiveness; language in the Rivalry Academy radiates a friendly stroke almost giving the impression you are learning from a seasoned bettor who doubles up as a close friend which we addressed with Wimer:“We’re esports fans that have created a betting site. We had to learn all of this ourselves not too long ago. This has resulted in the Rivalry Academy being very authentic and conversational.”Lessons in the academy are separated into categories: Beginner, Intermediate and Advanced – offering insights for each class of bettor to absorb. Newcomers can graduate (so to speak) through Rivalry Academy confident in placing wagers while more seasoned bettors can touch back on the guide to bone up on some existing skills.“For people brand new to betting, the Rivalry Academy helps to give a basic foundation and understanding of how betting works. We also have a few videos aimed towards people that know their way around but are looking to learn some more advanced techniques to help give them the edge.”Rivalry AcademyAs of right now, Rivalry Academy serves as a complete bedrock for betting and a supplement for veterans looking to refine their prowess. As for the future? Rivalry is looking to expand its academy over time, addressing complications bettors encounter and aiming to facilitate a smooth risking process. Wimer additionally mentioned the possibility of a live video feature preliminary to matches, a handy sounding ingredient.“This is only the beginning. We’ll be talking with customers to figure out their pain points. We want to eliminate all confusion throughout the betting process. If we can create additional resources within the Rivalry Academy to help customers, we’ll do it. This won’t just be limited to brand new bettors. We’ll be creating awesome content for experienced bettors as well.“We’re considering having some live video sessions with our expert bettors / oddsmakers to help customers understand even more about betting. This may start as a simple Q&A format. But we hope to have folks live on video before major matches to talk about the match, the odds, and answer any questions.”With the concern for betting education surmounting as the markets expands, Rivalry is at the forefront – materializing as proactive with an eye an out for its customers.The youthful bookmaker is displaying a rapid maturation with innovative utensils such as the Rivalry Academy that serve to educate consumers. Rivalry’s composure and dynamite team of homegrown esports enthusiasts – a platform for fans, by fans – are qualities likely to propel them to a premiere status in the pro-gaming betting market.Disclaimer: This is a part of a sponsored content series with Rivalry.gglast_img read more

Early lead disappears again as Dodgers lose third straight in Arizona

first_imgPreviousLos Angeles Dodgers’ Justin Turner, right, dives safely into third base under Arizona Diamondbacks third baseman Eduardo Escobar (5) on a sacrifice flyout by Enrique Hernandez in the fifth inning during a baseball game Saturday, Aug. 31, 2019, in Phoenix. (AP Photo/Rick Scuteri)Los Angeles Dodgers’ Will Smith (16) celebrates with Dino Ebel after hitting a solo home run against the Arizona Diamondbacks in the fourth inning of a baseball game, Saturday, Aug. 31, 2019, in Phoenix. (AP Photo/Rick Scuteri) SoundThe gallery will resume insecondsLos Angeles Dodgers catcher Will Smith, left, tags out Arizona Diamondbacks’ Eduardo Escobar (5) after he struck out in the seventh inning during a baseball game Saturday, Aug. 31, 2019, in Phoenix. (AP Photo/Rick Scuteri)Los Angeles Dodgers’ Jedd Gyorko hits an RBI-double against the Arizona Diamondbacks in the fourth inning of a baseball game Saturday, Aug. 31, 2019, in Phoenix. (AP Photo/Rick Scuteri)Los Angeles Dodgers’ Enrique Hernandez hits an RBI-sacrifice fly out against the Arizona Diamondbacks in the fifth inning during a baseball game Saturday, Aug. 31, 2019, in Phoenix. (AP Photo/Rick Scuteri)Arizona Diamondbacks relief pitcher Yoan Lopez throws against the Los Angeles Dodgers in the seventh inning during a baseball game Saturday, Aug. 31, 2019, in Phoenix. (AP Photo/Rick Scuteri)Los Angeles Dodgers’ Justin Turner, right, celebrates with Enrique Hernandez (14) after hitting a solo home run against the Arizona Diamondbacks in the third inning during a baseball game Saturday, Aug. 31, 2019, in Phoenix. (AP Photo/Rick Scuteri)Arizona Diamondbacks relief pitcher Kevin Ginkel throws against the Los Angeles Dodgers in the seventh inning during a baseball game Saturday, Aug. 31, 2019, in Phoenix. (AP Photo/Rick Scuteri)Los Angeles Dodgers’ Clayton Kershaw (22) is tagged out by Arizona Diamondbacks second baseman Wilmer Flores while trying to reach on a double in the third inning during a baseball game Saturday, Aug. 31, 2019, in Phoenix. (AP Photo/Rick Scuteri)Arizona Diamondbacks relief pitcher T.J. McFarland throws against the Los Angeles Dodgers in the seventh inning during a baseball game Saturday, Aug. 31, 2019, in Phoenix. (AP Photo/Rick Scuteri)Los Angeles Dodgers’ Justin Turner, right, dives safely into third base under Arizona Diamondbacks third baseman Eduardo Escobar (5) on a sacrifice flyout by Enrique Hernandez in the fifth inning during a baseball game Saturday, Aug. 31, 2019, in Phoenix. (AP Photo/Rick Scuteri)NextShow Caption1 of 10Los Angeles Dodgers’ Justin Turner, right, dives safely into third base under Arizona Diamondbacks third baseman Eduardo Escobar (5) on a sacrifice flyout by Enrique Hernandez in the fifth inning during a baseball game Saturday, Aug. 31, 2019, in Phoenix. (AP Photo/Rick Scuteri)ExpandPHOENIX — To pitch in the major leagues this year is to wear a flammable suit in a room filled with people playing with matches.Even the best pitchers get burned by home runs. Justin Verlander has given up a career-high 33 home runs this season (tied for third-most in the majors) — and might win the America League Cy Young Award.Clayton Kershaw will join Verlander in the Hall of Fame some day. Right now, he shares his longball misery. Kershaw gave up two more home runs Saturday night, part of a five-run bruising, and failed to make it through six innings for the first time in 24 starts this season as the Dodgers lost to the Arizona Diamondbacks 6-5.“Tough game,” Kershaw said. “I felt pretty good today actually. Just left a few pitches middle again and gave up some homers. The Dodgers have led 3-0 in each of these three losses. Home run by Justin Turner and Will Smith and an RBI double by Jedd Gyorko put them up going into the bottom of the fourth.Kershaw had given up just one hit in the first three innings. But he walked Nick Ahmed to start the bottom of the fourth and gave up a two-run home run to Christian Walker.It was the eighth of Walker’s 30 career home runs to come against the Dodgers — the fourth in 10 at-bats against Kershaw, tying him with Adam Dunn (in 13 at-bats) for the most career home runs off Kershaw.“He obviously sees Clayton well and has had success,” Roberts said. “But a lot of it is balls down below the zone that just don’t get there. Against a left-handed pitcher, his nitro zone is at the bottom. When you don’t get it to the dirt or you don’t get it to the edges and he puts a good swing on it, there’s some slug in there. But it’s one of those things right now up to this point, he sees him real well.”Wilmer Flores didn’t have any of that positive history against Kershaw. But he tied the game when he followed Walker’s homer with a solo shot of his own.It was the 23rd home run allowed by Kershaw this season (eighth in his past three starts), matching his career-high from 2017. Home runs have produced 61.1 percent of the runs scored against Kershaw this year (33 of 54) — well above the MLB average (45.1) but short of Verlander’s MLB-high (70.2), according to Stats LLC.“I think there’s just mistakes and it’s just unfortunate that when he does, it happens to go out of the ballpark right now,” said Roberts before acknowledging even the best pitchers in baseball are giving up home runs at a record pace.“I think that’s fair. Across the board, home runs are up. But the bottom line is if you execute and make pitches, the ball is going to stay in the ballpark more times than not. Mistakes out over or elevated certainly are more magnified these days, certainly this year in particular. It’s the same baseball everyone is using and we’ve got to make pitches.”The Dodgers regained the lead in the top of the fifth, cashing in a leadoff double by A.J. Pollock. But Kershaw couldn’t hold it — the first time in 139 regular-season starts that the left-hander received four or more runs in offensive support and the Dodgers lost.He walked the leadoff man for the second consecutive inning then gave up a one-out single to Tim Locastro. Nick Ahmed followed with a double into the left-field corner, driving in both runs to give the Diamondbacks the lead.Kershaw got out of the inning with back-to-back strikeouts but went no farther, his shortest start of the season. The five earned runs were the most he has allowed in a start this season. He hadn’t allowed more than three runs in a start since June, stringing together nine consecutive ‘quality starts’ and a 2.02 ERA in between.Eduardo Escobar burned Kenley Jansen for a solo home run in the eighth inning, Escobar’s third homer in this series. That proved to be the deciding run.“It certainly wasn’t a good pitch,” Roberts said. “I didn’t mind the pitch selection. Ahead in the count, try to go slider and he left it belt line. Escobar put a good swing on it, didn’t try to pull it. What he does really well is he puts the ball in the air and it carried the wall tonight.”The Dodgers loaded the bases with no outs against Archie Bradley in the ninth. But Walker made a sprawling stop at first base, starting a 3-6-1 double play. A run scored but Russell Martin ground out to end the game, stranding the tying run at third base.“(Bad) pitch. I just hung it,” Jansen said of the homer to Escobar. “Just gotta get better. I know it looks awful to people but I know it’s going to get better. My fastball was good today. My two-seamer was good today. I just hung a slider and … just gotta laugh about it, I guess.” “I mean, they hit mistakes and I did a good job of it. So just don’t make mistakes.”The loss was the Dodgers’ third in a row to the Diamondbacks, their longest losing streak since a four-game skid wrapped around the All-Star break (July 5-12) and only the third time all season they have had a losing streak longer than two games.“Momentum is a weird thing in baseball,” Kershaw said. “You’re only as good as your next day’s starting pitcher.”The Diamondbacks have hung 12 runs in 9 2/3 innings against two of the Dodgers’ best starting pitchers, Hyun-Jin Ryu Thursday and Kershaw Saturday.“I thought the first three innings were really good,” Dodgers manager Dave Roberts said of Kershaw. “He commanded the ball. I just think that fourth inning things kind of went sideways. … They took some good swings. There were some misses over the big part of the plate and unfortunately we couldn’t limit damage tonight.”center_img Newsroom GuidelinesNews TipsContact UsReport an Errorlast_img read more

Sumner County Court Docket: March 25, 2016 report

first_imgby Tracy McCue, Sumner Newscow — The following are a list of criminal court complaints recently filed by the Sumner County Attorney’s office.These are formal charges introduced into the Sumner County District Court system. The suspects listed in the complaint have not been tried by a judge or jury unless specified otherwise. All citizens are innocent until proven guilty in a court of law.•••••State of Kansas v. Rena Kliewer — Case No: 16 CR 56.Date of birth: 1977. Address: Wichita.Date of alleged crime: January 5 – 22, 2016. Charges:Count 1 — Theft, Class A misdemeanor. Case description: Kliewer is accused of engaging in at least 12 transactions where she collected money from selling drinks to patrons and placing the sales proceeds in her tip jar instead of the cash register while working at the Kansas Star Casino. ———State of Kansas v. Dawnielle Pinaire — Case No: 16 CR 58.Date of birth: 1994. Address: Wichita.Date of alleged crime: March 2, 2016.Charges:Count 1 — Possession Methamphetamine, Level 5 drug felony. Count 2 — Possession of drug paraphernalia, Class A misdemeanor. Case description: Gallegos is accused of possessing a baggy containing methamphetamine in his pocket when he was arrested at the Kansas Star Casino. ———State of Kansas v. Callie Reilly — Case No: 16 CR 59.Date of birth: 1988. Address: Caldwell.Date of alleged crime: March 4, 2016.Charges:Count 1 — Criminal deprivation of property, Class A misdemeanor. Count 2 — Domestic battery, Class B misdemeanor. Count 3 — Battery, Class B misdemeanor. Case description: Reilly is accused of taking a family member’s car keys without permission and putting them in her purse then trying to leave. After fighting over the car keys, Reilly allegedly pushed the family member who was trying to take the keys because she thought she was under the influence of a drug. She then allegedly pushed, punched and scratched a second person causing her wrist to bleed.———State of Kansas v. David Yakubu — Case No: 16 CR 60.Date of birth: 1991. Address: Dallas, Texas.Date of alleged crime: March 7, 2016.Charges:Count 1 — Possession marijuana, Class A misdemeanor. Count 2 — Possession drug paraphernalia, Class A misdemeanor. Case description: Yakubu is accused of having a small amount of marijuana in a bag on the seat beside him and more marijuana in a jar inside a sack in the trunk of the vehicle that also contained a birthday card saying Happy 25th. ———State of Kansas v. Michael Don Webb — Case No: 16 CR 61.Date of birth: 1989. Address: Wichita.Date of alleged crime: March 5, 2016.Charges:Count 1 — Unlawful use of driver’s license, Class A misdemeanor. Count 2 — Possession methamphetamine, Level 5 drug felony. Count 3 — Possession drug paraphernalia, Class A misdemeanor. Case description: Webb is accused of getting into the Kansas Star Casino using another driver’s license card. When apprehended, allegedly, Webb had methamphetamine in a glass smoking pipe in his pocket. ———State of Kansas v. Clint Eric Smith — Case No: 16 CR 62.Date of birth: 1978. Address: Belle PlaineDate of alleged crime: Feb. 25, 2016.Charges:Count 1 — Domestic Battery, Class B misdemeanor. Count 2 — Assault, Class C misdemeanor. Case description: Smith is accused of fighting with another person. When the other person grabbed one of two cell phones off the table and was taking it to the bedroom, Smith allegedly pursued her, grabbed her, put her in a bear hug and grabbed her arm to take away the cell phone. ———State of Kansas v. Joshua Asbury — Case No: 16 CR 63.Date of birth: 1992. Address: Wellington. Date of alleged crime: Oct. 23, 2015.Charges:Count 1 — Theft, Class A misdemeanor. Count 2 — Possession drug paraphernalia, Class A misdemeanor. Case description: Asbury is accused of stealing shoes, which he was wearing on his feet when he left Wal-Mart Stores, Inc.  He also allegedly had a glass meth pipe, straw and razor blade on him.———State of Kansas v. Julianna Tomlin— Case No: 16 CR 64.Date of birth: 1988. Address: Argonia. Date of alleged crime: Sometime between Jan. 4 and Jan. 14, 2016.Charges:Count 1 — Theft, Class A misdemeanor. Count 2 — Criminal use of financial card, Class A misdemeanor. Count 3 — Criminal use of financial card, Class A misdemeanor. Count 4 — Criminal use of financial card, Class A misdemeanor. Count 5 — Criminal use of financial card, Class A misdemeanor. Case description: Tomlin is accused stealing a credit card from a desk drawer in an office at Raymond Frye Office in Wellington and several days later destroying the same card. She allegedly bought $22.50 in fuel at Casey’s Convenience Store; $5.92 in store merchandise at Casey’s; $24.86 in fuel at Dillon’s fuel pump; and $29.86 in grocery merchandise at Wellington’s Dillon’s. ———State of Kansas v. Jack Lee Conway— Case No: 16 CR 65.Date of birth: 1987. Address: Wichita. Date of alleged crime: March 3, 2015. Charges:Count 1 — Battery, Class B misdemeanor. Count 2 — Battery, Class B misdemeanor. Count 3 — Disorderly Conduct, Class C misdemeanor. Case description: Conway is accused of punching fellow inmates Mark Mullins and Stewart Erwins during an argument at the Sumner County Jail. ———State of Kansas v. Amber Burden— Case No: 16 CR 66.Date of birth: 1980. Address: Wellington.Date of alleged crime: March 8, 2016. Charges:Count 1 — Possession marijuana, Class A misdemeanor. Count 2 — Possession drug paraphernalia, Class A misdemeanor. Count 3 — Possession cocaine, Level 5 drug felony. Case description: Burden is accused of having a small quantity of marijuana in her house when a Wellington Police officer went to her house to investigate a report made at the school. She then allegedly had a glass smoking pipe in her house and the narcotic drug cocaine in her pocket when she was arrested on March 8, 2016. ———State of Kansas v. Johnny Good— Case No: 16 CR 67.Date of birth: 1976. Address: Wichita.Date of alleged crime: March 7, 2016. Charges:Count 1 — Burglary of dwelling, Level 7 felony. Count 2 — Theft of firearm, level 9 felony. Count 3 — Theft, level 9 felony. Count 4 — Criminal damage to property, Class A misdemeanor. Case description: Good is accused of entering a dwelling in Belle Plaine and stealing a Ruger American .308 Rifle with scope. He also allegedly stole 3 RCA tablets, LG G-Pad, 10.1 LTE, Samsung Galaxy Tab S2, Google Nexus 6P phone, TV remote, Minnie Mouse purse and other items with a total value of about $2,000. While trying to get into the home, Good and his accomplice allegedly broke the lock on the back door and pried open half the gun safe inside the house. ———State of Kansas v. David Armand — Case No: 16 CR 69.Date of birth: 1990. Address: Willow Springs, Missouri.Date of alleged crime: March 10, 2016. Charges:Count 1 — Driving while suspended or revoked, Class B misdemeanor. Count 2 — Possession methamphetamine, level 5 drug felony.Count 3 — Possession drug paraphernalia, Class A misdemeanor. Case description: Armand is accused of driving a motor vehicle upon a public road in the city of Caldwell at at time when her Kansas driving privileges were revoked. He is also accused of having a glass pipe with methamphetamine in his car.last_img read more