Pentagon: Iran Shoots Down U.S. Drone in Unprovoked Attack

first_imgThe Pentagon holds a news conference after Iran shoot down a U.S. naval drone in Persian Gulf region.According to the Pentagon, the US drone was flying in international air space and was shot down in an unprovoked attack.Pentagon Statement on IranThe White House just held a meeting right now about escalating tensions with Iran.Earlier today, Trump tweeted Iran made a “very big mistake!” by shooting down an unarmed U.S. Navy drone.Central Command says a U.S. drone was shot down in international airspace above the Strait of Hormuz, but Iran claims the drone was in Iranian airspace on a spying mission. U.S. Defense officials have said this was an “unprovoked attack.”last_img read more

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Marcus Daniell, Koolhof win Brisbane International doubles title

first_imgBrisbane: New Zealand’s Marcus Daniell and the Netherlands’ Wesley Koolhof on Sunday claimed their maiden doubles title at Brisbane International after they defeated United States’ Rajeev Ram and Britain’s Joe Salisbury 6-4, 7-6(8-6).It took the Kiwi-Dutch duo an hour and 27 minutes to subdue the fourth-seeded American-British pair to secure a fourth career doubles title, reports Efe.“The feeling that we have had from the first practice here this week has been great, and just built on it match after match, and it is about as good of a start as you could ask for for the year and we’re just going to keep building on it,” Daniell said.The 29-year-olds Daniell and Koolhof first joined forces last year at the Queen’s Club Championships in London, winning 15 and losing 12 matches together.“We started together on the grass last year, and we had some good results, we had some bad results,” Daniell concluded. IANSAlso Read: Sports Newslast_img read more

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India wrap up 246-run win over England

first_img(REUTERS) – India spinners Ravichandran Ashwin and Jayant Yadav claimed three wickets apiece in the second innings to lead the hosts to a comfortable 246-run win in the second Test against England yesterday and a 1-0 lead in the five-match series.England, chasing an improbable victory target of 405, were all out for 158 shortly after lunch on the fifth and final day in Visakhapatnam.Batting fourth after losing the toss was always set to be a difficult task for England with the wicket offering vicious turn and uneven bounce during the venue’s Test debut.England needed to match India’s first-innings total of 455 but were on the back foot after losing five wickets for 80 on the second day. Conceding the 200-run lead proved crucial.“From disappointingly losing those five wickets on day two – in India you need to score first innings runs – you saw how hard it is to score in India’s second innings,” England captain Alastair Cook said, pointing to his counterpart Virat Kohli’s 167 and 81 with the bat as another decisive factor.“It’s all about first-innings runs and trying to get parity … But from that moment we showed lots of character and fight. We made India work very hard.”The touring side lost all 10 of their second-innings wickets for 83 runs after openers Cook and Haseeb Hameed combined in a stand of 75 runs on Sunday.Ben Duckett’s poor series continued when he fell without scoring to Ashwin, caught behind miscuing a sweep shot against the world’s top-ranked bowler after England resumed on 87-2.Moeen Ali did not last long either, out to left-arm spinner Ravindra Jadeja for two after failing to show any of his usual fluidity in a 31-ball knock.ROOT FALLSJoe Root, playing his 50th Test match, was key to England’s slim hopes after Cook fell on the last delivery of the fourth day.England’s best batsman had an early reprieve on nine when Kohli failed to hold a catch at leg slip off Ashwin.The right-hander was then given out, caught behind on 11 against Ashwin, but managed to overturn the decision on review with replays showing he had missed the ball.After Moeen’s dismissal, Root and Ben Stokes kept India at bay for more than 11 overs before debutant spinner Jayant clean-bowled Stokes with a delivery that spun and beat the left-hander’s edge.Paceman Mohammed Shami then removed Root for 25 when he extracted reverse swing from the new-ish ball and hit the batsman’s pad. Root failed to have the decision overturned on review.Shami also claimed the wicket of Adil Rashid before lunchAshwin, who took his 22nd five-wicket haul in the first innings, cleaned up Zafar Ansari for a duck after lunch.Jayant trapped Stuart Broad and James Anderson lbw in successive balls, with Anderson becoming the first English batsman since 1906 to be dismissed for first ball ducks in both innings of a Test match.England defeated India 2-1 in 2012 after losing the first Test and Kohli said his team would not be complacent when they go to Mohali for the third match starting on Saturday.“We have played some really good cricket. We have maintained nice momentum as far as the first two games are concerned,” said the Man-of-the-Match. “We respect the team England is.“We need to strike the right balance of not getting too desperate and at the same time not relaxing either.”INDIA 1st innings 455 (V. Kohli 167, C. Pujara 119, R. Ashwin 58) ENGLAND 1st innings 255 (B. Stokes 70, J. Bairstow 53, J. Root 53; R. Ashwin 5-67) INDIA 2nd innings 204 (V. Kohli 81; S. Broad 4-33, A. Rashid 4-82) ENGLAND 2nd innings (o/n 87-2; Target: 405 runs)A. Cook lbw b Jadeja 54H. Hameed lbw b R. Ashwin 25J. Root lbw b Shami 25B. Duckett c Saha b R. Ashwin 0M. Ali c Kohli b Jadeja 2B. Stokes b Yadav 6J. Bairstow not out 34A. Rashid c Saha b Shami 4Z. Ansari b R. Ashwin 0S. Broad lbw b Yadav 5J. Anderson lbw b Yadav 0Extras: (lb-3) 3Total: (all out, 97.3 overs) 158Fall of wickets: 1-75, 2-87, 3-92, 4-101, 5-115, 6-115, 7-129, 8-143, 9-158Bowling: M. Shami 14-3-30-2, U. Yadav 8-3-8-0, R. Ashwin 30-11-52-3, R. Jadeja 34-14-35-2, J. Yadav 11.3-4-30-3.last_img read more

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Windies eye ‘perfect game’ as rare series victory beckons

first_imgROSEAU, Dominica (CMC) – West Indies enter the decisive third Test against Pakistan at Windsor Park here today, chasing the ‘perfect cricket game’ as they seek to notch their firstMisbah ul Haqseries win over a higher-ranked side in five years and turn the corner on a worrying trend of results.A series which started in disappointment with a seven-wicket defeat at Sabina Park last month suddenly took a turn for the better last week when the Windies produced a memorable performance to crush Pakistan by 106 runs at Kensington Oval and level the three-match series.And with the hosts on the verge of ending a protracted drought, captain Jason Holder told reporters that rather than feeling pressure, it was critical for his side to pull all the various facets of their game together to execute over the next five days.“There’s no pressure. We’re in a situation where we’ve played some good cricket in this series so far,” a calm Holder said on the eve of the contest.“We haven’t been perfect but we’re striving to play a perfect cricket game. Once we strive to do that and we get 99 per cent of that going right I think we will be on the better side at the end of this game.”He added: “It always gives you confidence to win any cricket game. As I said before, there are still a few areas I would like to see them tighten up in. One is, for sure, our fielding and I urge the guys to play a perfect cricket game and there’s no better chance to do that than in this final game.”West Indies were almost unrecognisable in the last Test in Barbados. On every occasion they found themselves in trouble, they fought back gallantly, before producing the ultimate bowling performance on the final day to dismiss Pakistan for a record-equalling venue-low 81.But even with the memories of the victory still fresh, Holder urged his side not to dwell on the win but rather focus on turning out an improved performance.“It doesn’t change anything for me (that this game is a series-decider). I just take it as another cricket game,” Holder noted.“What happened in Barbados is gone already. It’s important we put that behind us but not forget the good things we’ve done there. We have to improve on a few areas – the fielding is one especially taking our chances – (but) once we forget that (win) as quickly as possible and move on to this game, it’ll be better off for us.”He continued: “It’s always good to win cricket games but we have to take it in stages. I think once we hold our chances, put a good first-innings total up and take 20 wickets, we stand a very good chance of winning this Test match so we have to tick our process boxes and make sure we win this game.”West Indies’ last series victory over a higher-ranked side was when they beat New Zealand 2-0 in the Caribbean in 2012. Opener Kieran Powell is the only surviving member from that side.Since then, West Indies have lived in virtual drought, with just nine wins in 36 Tests since then and six of those coming in series against Bangladesh and Zimbabwe.Of the 13 series played since, the Caribbean side have lost nine.However, with two victories in their last three Test outings and a new attitude and vigour in the camp, Holder said there was reason to have confidence going forward.“I think we are heading in the right direction. I think the guys have put in the extra effort at practice,” the all-rounder pointed out.“We have changed our practice routine slightly where we try to do a little bit more. Our work ethic has been pretty good. I must commend the guys for the way they’ve put the effort in. It’s just about transferring that to the field of play.“Even in the first game I felt that we were heading in the right direction. We ended the year quite nicely in Sharjah against the very Pakistan and coming into this year we don’t look too bad at all.”West Indies have retained the same 13-man squad from the last Test for the encounter here.SQUADS:WEST INDIES – Jason Holder (captain), Kraigg Brathwaite, Kieran Powell, Jermaine Blackwood, Shai Hope, Vishal Singh, Shimron Hetmyer, Roston Chase, Shane Dowrich, Alzarri Joseph, Shannon Gabriel, Devendra Bishoo, Miguel Cummins.PAKISTAN – Misbah-ul-Haq (captain), Ahmed Shehzad, Azhar Ali, Shan Masood, Babar Azam, Younis Khan, Asad Shafiq, Sarfraz Ahmed, Usman Salahuddin, Yasir Shah, Shadab Khan, Mohammad Asghar, Mohammad Amir, Wahab Riaz, Hasan Ali, Mohammad Abbas.last_img read more

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Heads up when visiting SERF

first_imgIf you want your head knocked off, simply show up at 9 p.m. at the SERF, and the men’s water polo team will give its best effort to help you out.”You’re fine,” player Kevin Zakrzewski said after I ducked from a loose ball during our interview behind the goal. “If it goes over the high pipes and the [goalie] starts falling on his back, then move!”Thirty minutes later, I was moving. I ended up getting three balls thrown in my direction — mostly at my head.I loved it!I knew the night would be filled with entertainment as soon as the team’s best player, John Wickes, dove into the pool and head-butted a ball into the air.The whole experience reminded me of a sick and twisted dodgeball tournament.This all occurred last Tuesday, when I showed up at the SERF and watched these guys — and one girl — play. It was a blast. It was intense, exciting and very entertaining.Starting at 9 p.m., polo players descend upon the SERF and immediately begin treading water for two hours while roughly scrimmaging each other. Balls fly in all directions. It’s crazy.It’s a well-organized practice, but you never know what is going to happen next.”Here is what water polo is about,” says Zakrzewski. “It’s swimming, soccer, basketball on water with the goals, wrestling and football without the pads. All while trying not to be drowned.”Speaking of drowning, what does happen under the water?”Everything happens underwater that that you would expect,” water polo coach Mike Clay said. “But the majority of guys aren’t trying to go after your junk. … You can get kicked, beat, scratched, elbows thrown, everything. I’ve had eyes busted open, lips busted open, anything you could imagine, happens.””Just let your imagination ride,” Zakrzewski added. “Anything can be grabbed, scratched, kicked and pulled. Just use your imagination. Anything that you think could happen has happened to me.”So with this intense club sport, one would think you would need some experience to play.”You just need to be able to swim,” Clay said. “We will take care of the rest.”Added Zakrzewski: “Most of the guys on the team had little experience when they first joined. They have really come together and improved this year.”Practices run three days a week (Monday, Tuesday and Thursday), and most of the team usually swims an hour before workout begins. On the weekend, the team travels to tournaments. In the past, the team has traveled to Michigan, Indiana, Illinois, Tennessee and Auburn.Since water polo is only a club sport, the road trips are just about as fun as one could imagine. Twenty or so boys on the road — anything goes!”We party, we have a good time,” Clay said. “A lot of the schools we visit, the host team usually has a party for us after the tournament. We have a good time. If we didn’t, the guys wouldn’t come. It is all about the experience.””It is just a big group of friends going on a road trip,” Zakrzewski explained. “The bonus is that we get to play water polo.”Just last weekend the team hosted a tournament with an impressive turnout at the SERF.After battling Iowa, Minnesota and Illinois, the polo team walked away with the crown.”It was a great tournament,” Clay said. “For our game against Minnesota, we had a lot of people turn out. We could have had more, but there wasn’t any room.”A hot and crowded atmosphere to watch these guys play is a small sacrifice compared to the sacrifices these club athletes make to win tournaments.Before the start of the fall semester, the SERF was closed and the team needed a place to play. With a shortage of deep pools in Madison, the team chose the next-best option — Lake Mendota.”It was miserable,” Clay joked. “All the people at the Terrace were staring at us, probably wondering, ‘What are those guys doing in Speedos on the pier?’ At least we got extra time to practice.”The team enjoys each practice. It is just another chance for the players to hang out with one another.”We are friends more than anything,” Clay said. “[Water polo] is great and it is fun. I wish more people would join us. … It’s a great sport and it gets you in shape.”Added player Chris Anderson: “We are just a bunch of highly competitive people that hate losing.”Comments can be e-mailed to Shannon at svancuren@badgerherald.com.last_img read more

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Alex Hornibrook: Game manager or championship QB?

first_imgIn what was perhaps the biggest game of Alex Hornibrook’s career last year, the then-sophomore came up just short. Unable to lead a touchdown drive in the final minutes, Hornibrook and the Badgers fell to Ohio State 27–21 in the Big Ten Championship Game, ending Wisconsin’s perfect season and eliminating them from College Football Playoff contention.Hornibrook ended the game with 229 passing yards, zero touchdowns and two interceptions. Despite a usually run-heavy attack with Heisman candidate Jonathan Taylor, Hornibrook actually racked up more yards than his counterpart JT Barrett who had 211 yards, two touchdowns and two picks. But Hornibrook had 14 more attempts than Barrett and was plagued by his inability to punch the ball into the end zone all game apart from a Fumagalli two-point conversion.With Hornibrook’s 20–3 overall record, we know the QB can win, but after the Big Ten Championship, many fans were left wondering whether he could ever win the game. Then came the Orange Bowl.Football: Quarterback recruit Graham Mertz prepares to ‘bring a natty’ to MadisonIn a Tweet Thursday, four star quarterback recruit Graham Mertz confirmed his commitment to Wisconsin. Clear mind… #OnWisconsin pic.twitter.com/ZihIQ9ri9G — Read…On a late December night in Miami, Hornibrook looked like a completely different quarterback than what we saw just weeks earlier. Composed and willing to make the deep pass, Hornibrook had the biggest game of his career, going 23/34 for 258 yards, four touchdowns and zero interceptions en route to winning Orange Bowl MVP.When he hasn’t been showcasing his singing talents this offseason, the quarterback has kept busy improving his craft. Just a few weeks ago, Hornibrook won the Manning Passing Academy throwing competition against other top college QBs like Jake Browning of Washington, Jalen Hurts of Alabama and Jake Fromm of Georgia.But it was Wisconsin’s own lefty gunslinger that came out on top with a tough pass barely nipping the inside of the tire target.Football: UW set to play at Wrigley, Lambeau in 2020 seasonTwo games planned for the 2020 Wisconsin Football season are creating quite a buzz for Badger fans — yet another Read…For Hornibrook, the event was also an opportunity to ask questions with the Manning family. Brother’s Peyton, Eli, Cooper and father Archie Manning had plenty of experience to share with the college passer. Peyton and Eli are both two-time Super Bowl Champions, Cooper was wideout for Ole Miss and their father quarterbacked the New Orleans Saints throughout the 1970s.“I was starstruck just being in the same room with Peyton,” Hornibrook said in a conversation with UW athletics.Hornibrook used the opportunity to pick the quarterbacks’ brains whenever possible, asking questions on how to execute goal-line fades and better use leverage in those situations.But the event also gave Hornibrook a chance to interact with his peers at the quarterback position, playing alongside 10 quarterbacks from the SEC among former national champions and Heisman hopefuls like Hurts and Browning.Badger football alum Jake Wood to receive Pat Tillman Service AwardFormer Wisconsin offensive lineman Jake Wood will be honored at next month’s ESPY awards with the Pat Tillman Service Award. Read…Though he’s starting to gain the pedigree of some of these quarterbacks, Hornibrook knows he needs to accomplish more.“We don’t want to be the same team that we were last year. We want to be better. We’ll use what we had in the past and keep growing on that,” Hornibrook said to UW Athletics.With a plethora of returning starters, Hornibrook has the talent around him in 2018 to cement a legacy in Wisconsin football lore. We’ll have to wait and see this season if the QB can lead the game-winning drive or come up just short once again.last_img read more

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Jeffrey Schlupp scores his first goal of the season in Crystal Palace’s 2-0 win [VIDEO]

first_imgGhanaian international Jeffrey Schlupp scored his first goal of the season in Crystal Palace’s 2-0 win over Burnley.The London-based club took the lead courtesy beautiful strike by Wilfried Zaha to give the Eagles the advantage on the stroke of half-time.Fellow Ghanaian international Jordan Ayew himself thought he had grabbed the first goal of the game earlier but his effort was chopped off by VAR as Patrick Van Aanholt, who had assisted him, was in an offside position.With Burnley pushing for an equalizer, Roy Hodgson introduced Jeffrey Schlupp in the 69th minute of the game.The changes yielded positive results as Schlupp’s strike found the far post in the 78th minute.Black Stars striker, Jordan Ayew was replaced by Christian Benteke in the 86th minute of the match.Schlupp has scored one goal and provided one assist in 12 appearances for the club this term.Watch the goal here:Great Goal Jeffrey ❤️💙🦅 @Jeffrey_Schlupp pic.twitter.com/m0v6sXnI1S— Richard Kingdon (@soberich) November 30, 2019last_img read more

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Dodgers’ long road trip ends with another loss as Padres spin 3-0 shutout in Mexico

first_img Dodgers bench slumping Cody Bellinger for a day He will make more. With the Dodgers’ rotation in disarray, Roberts said Stripling (whose ERA has dropped to 1.93) will stay in the rotation and make another start next weekend against the Cincinnati Reds.“Ross was a little bit under the weather today actually but gave us 68 pitches, four shutout innings,” said Roberts who wasn’t ready to let Stripling go much beyond that in the heat and humidity of Monterrey regardless. “He did everything he could for us.”Stripling certainly looked healthier than the Dodgers’ bats – or their bullpen.Tony Cingrani replaced Stripling and gave up a two-run home run to Eric Hosmer in the fifth inning. Cingrani started the season by striking out 15 of the first 29 batters he faced and holding them to a .138 average through his first 11 appearances. Over his past six appearances, however, he has allowed six runs on nine hits, four walks and a hit batter in 4-2/3 innings.“You get behind Hosmer who’s their best hitter,” Roberts said. “It’s 3-and-1 and he’s looking dead red. He got a pitch that was center cut and he did what he does.”Pedro Baez was touched for another run in the seventh inning after giving up a leadoff triple to Jankowski.Over their past 14 games, Dodgers relievers have a 5.69 ERA and 1.80 WHIP, inflated by 32 walks and seven home runs in 49 innings.Related Articles Dodgers’ Dave Roberts says baseball’s unwritten rules ‘have changed, should change’ Cingrani took the loss – the eighth charged to a Dodgers reliever this season (half of them on this trip). But the Dodgers’ offense could muster no support against Padres starter Eric Lauer (who got his first major-league win) and their bullpen.Lauer went the first six innings, ducking and dodging most of the way. The Dodgers stranded eight baserunners in the first five innings on their way to a total of 13 in the game. They had runners in scoring position in six of the first seven innings but went hitless in seven at-bats in those situations. For the game, they were 0 for 9 with runners in scoring position, striking out in four of those at-bats.“I thought Austin (Barnes) had a couple good at-bats with runners in scoring position and lined out to left then lined out to right,” Roberts said. “We created some stress, some traffic but just couldn’t get the big hit today.”Instead, they headed north of the border having taken one hit after another since they left home.“It felt like probably the longest trip I’ve ever been a part of in my life,” Stripling said. “We were all talking about that today. Guys are excited to get back to L.A. When we started the trip, we had Hyun-Jin and Kersh. And Seager. And Puig. It definitely took a toll on us. It’ll be good to get back to LA, get our bearings back and get to play at home.” Dodgers’ hot-hitting Corey Seager leaves game with back injury PreviousLos Angeles Dodgers starting pitcher Ross Stripling works against a San Diego Padres batter during the first inning of a baseball game, Sunday, May 6, 2018, in Monterrey, Mexico. (AP Photo/ Eduardo Verdugo)San Diego Padres pitcher Eric Lauer works against a Los Angeles Dodgers batter during the third inning of a baseball game, Sunday, May 6, 2018, in Monterrey, Mexico. (AP Photo/Eduardo Verdugo) SoundThe gallery will resume insecondsLos Angeles Dodgers’ Alex Verdugo runs to third base during the second inning of a baseball game against the San Diego Padres, Sunday, May 6, 2018, in Monterrey, Mexico. (AP Photo/Eduardo Verdugo)Los Angeles Dodgers’ Alex Verdugo bats during the second inning of a baseball game against the San Diego Padres, Sunday, May 6, 2018, in Monterrey, Mexico. (AP Photo/Eduardo Verdugo)Los Angeles Dodgers’ Alex Verdugo slides to third base during the second inning of a baseball game against the San Diego Padres, Sunday, May 6, 2018, in Monterrey, Mexico. (AP Photo/Eduardo Verdugo)Los Angeles Dodgers starting pitcher Ross Stripling works against a San Diego Padres batter during the second inning of a baseball game, Sunday, May 6, 2018, in Monterrey, Mexico. (AP Photo/Eduardo Verdugo)Los Angeles Dodgers starting pitcher Ross Stripling works against a San Diego Padres batter during the second inning of a baseball game, Sunday, May 6, 2018, in Monterrey, Mexico. (AP Photo/Eduardo Verdugo)Los Angeles Dodgers starting pitcher Ross Stripling works against a San Diego Padres batter during the second inning of a baseball game, Sunday, May 6, 2018, in Monterrey, Mexico. (AP Photo/Eduardo Verdugo)San Diego Padres shortstop Freddy Galvis (13) catches the ball for the out on Los Angeles Dodgers Tim Locastro (70) during the second inning of a baseball game, Sunday, May 6, 2018, in Monterrey, Mexico. (AP Photo/Eduardo Verdugo)Los Angeles Dodgers Tim Locastro jumps after the out by Diego Padres Freddy Galvis, not pictured, during the second inning of a baseball game, Sunday, May 6, 2018, in Monterrey, Mexico. (AP Photo/Eduardo Verdugo)Los Angeles Dodgers starting pitcher Ross Stripling works against a San Diego Padres batter during the first inning of a baseball game, Sunday, May 6, 2018, in Monterrey, Mexico. (AP Photo/ Eduardo Verdugo)NextShow Caption1 of 10Los Angeles Dodgers starting pitcher Ross Stripling works against a San Diego Padres batter during the first inning of a baseball game, Sunday, May 6, 2018, in Monterrey, Mexico. (AP Photo/ Eduardo Verdugo)ExpandMONTERREY, NL, Mexico – Even the 23rd no-hitter in franchise history couldn’t really save this road trip.The Dodgers’ long and grinding road to San Francisco, Arizona and Mexico came to an end after 11 games Sunday. It did not go well or end well. A 3-0 shutout at the hands of the San Diego Padres finished it off on an appropriately down note.“It felt quite long. A win today would have changed it,” Dodgers manager Dave Roberts said with a heavy dose of weariness in his voice. “But please don’t tell me our win-loss. I don’t even want to know.”Perfectly understandable. Here’s a hint – the Dodgers had as many wins (four) as key players lost to injury (Corey Seager, Yasiel Puig, Hyun-Jin Ryu and, finally Clayton Kershaw) during the trip. That’s not a good ratio.center_img Dodgers’ Justin Turner looking rejuvenated on defense Newsroom GuidelinesNews TipsContact UsReport an Error The Dodgers lost three of four in San Francisco, split four with the Diamondbacks and finished by losing two of three to the Padres at Estadio de Beisbol Monterrey, winning only when Walker Buehler and three relievers didn’t allow a hit Friday night.The Dodgers took a beating during the trip – so much so they couldn’t even agree on a pugilistic metaphor.“Obviously, when Kershaw goes on the DL it’s like a punch in the gut,” said Sunday’s fill-in starter Ross Stripling.“We keep getting punched right in the nose, but it’s about finding ways to dig in and win ballgames,” said Justin Turner who provided one silver lining to the dark clouds that gathered over the Dodgers. He took batting practice on the field Sunday for the first time since suffering a fractured wrist on March 19 and could go on an injury-rehabilitation assignment later this week.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.Stripling was another bright spot. Despite feeling nauseous and light-headed before the game – he took the blame for letting himself get dehydrated – Stripling pitched four scoreless innings in his second spot start. Whicker: Dustin May yet another example of the Dodgers’ eye for pitching last_img read more

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Cowboys’ Jerry Jones: Tony Pollard capable of ‘carrying the whole load’ in Ezekiel Elliott’s absence

first_img Cowboys’ Robert Quinn suspended 2 games, agent calls NFL’s decision ‘tone deaf’ Michael Irvin thinks Cowboys need Ezekiel Elliott to win another Super Bowl “I certainly thought (Pollard) had a good account of himself,” Jones said.Usually, it’s fans and media that drive hype trains during this time of year.In the case of Tony Pollard, the Cowboys are doing it themselves. I wonder why that might be 🤔 pic.twitter.com/a109S9zHMs— David Helman (@HelmanDC) August 11, 2019Cowboys quarterback Dak Prescott, who is seeking an extension as well, completed all four of his pass attempts in limited action against the 49ers. He also praised Pollard.”One of the most exciting players to me of this training camp,” Prescott said about Pollard last week (via the Dallas Morning News). “The things that he’s been able to do running the ball, catching the ball out of the backfield. He’s making plays. And he’s really an intelligent dude. A really smart guy. Jerry Jones thinks highly of Tony Pollard.The Cowboys have been without Ezekiel Elliott this preseason, as the star is holding out in hopes of receiving a new contract. Jones, however, believes Pollard ⁠— the team’s fourth-round pick in the 2019 draft — can step in and start in the backfield if needed. Cowboys are ‘way far off as a team,’ Jason Garrett says “He looks confident out there,” Jones said about Pollard (via the team’s official website). “We know he’s inordinately understanding of what he does and can do. We’ve seen him do it, we know he’s capable of, if he really needs to, carrying the whole load.”Pollard rushed for 16 yards on four carries in his preseason debut against the 49ers on Saturday. Dallas ended up falling to San Francisco, 17-9. Related News “When we’re in the offense, or in the offensive unit, or in the team meetings, anytime coach calls him out on his responsibility, without a hesitation he’s getting that right. That’s what you want to see from a young guy.”Elliott, a two-time rushing champion, is not planning to return to the team until he signs a new deal, according to an earlier report from ESPN.last_img read more

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Amel Tuka became the Balkan Champion

first_imgAthletic team of Bosnia and Herzegovina won two medals at the Balkan Indoor Championship in Istanbul.The most successful was Amel Tuka who won a gold medal on 800 m with the result of 1:48:86.Young Mesud Pezer won the bronze medal in a shot put with the result of 19,36 meters.His club colleague Hamza Alic had a slightly weaker performance than it was expected and with the result of 18,91 m finished at the 5th place, was announced from the Athletic Federation of BiH.A young high jumper Nikolija Stanivukovic had also won the 5th place with the result of 1,73 m.From the other three representatives from BiH (Damir Redzepagic, Svjetlana Graorac and Srdjan Samardzic), who haven’t achieved significant placements, young Redzepagic should be set aside. Redzepagic has run 400 m for solid 50,29 s, which was enough for the 10th place.Around 250 competitors from 15 countries have participated at the Balkan Championship.(Source: klix.ba)last_img read more

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