St. Leon Park Announces Partnership With Hoosier Lottery

first_imgSt Leon, IN– After a very successful inaugural Hoosier Lottery St. Leon BBQ Smoke Fest and Chili Cook Off in September, the Hoosier Lottery will partner with the St. Leon Community Park for a multi-year commitment.The St. Leon Community Park will host the second annual Hoosier Lottery St. Leon BBQ Smoke Fest and Chili Cook Off on Friday, September 12, and Saturday, September 13, 2014 at the St. Leon Community Park for two exciting days of competition BBQ, chili, and entertainment.The Hoosier Lottery will also be a partner in the Luv N’ The Park Valentine’s Dance on February 15 and be the title sponsor of the Hoosier Lottery St. Leon Community Park Cash for Life 5K Run/Walk in April.“We are very excited to have a multi-year partnership with the Hoosier Lottery at all of our events for the St. Leon Community Park. The success of the first Hoosier Lottery St. Leon Community Park BBQ Smoke Fest and Chili Cook Off was what helped continue the partnership with the Hoosier Lottery,” said Chad Barrett, President of the St. Leon Community Park Board.Terms of the contract have not been disclosed.For more information about the St. Leon Community Park and to be a volunteer for any or all of the events click here.last_img read more

IMCA.TV bonuses guarantee $14,000+ to Super Nationals champs

first_imgThe Prelude and each night of Super Nationals will be broadcast by IMCA.TV. Schedule for the week will be familiar to fans at the track and pay per view, as Late Models headline the Labor Day program and Sport Compacts are on the Tuesday card. Super Nationals will also see another $60,000 in contingencies awarded to IMCA drivers. If they meet both requirements, the Modified champion earns $7,000, with $5,000 paid to the Stock Car champion, $3,000 to both Late Model and Northern SportMod champions, $2,000 to the Hobby Stock champion and $1,000 to the Sport Compact champion. Drivers have to pre-register to reserve pit stalls and to compete in the Sept. 5 Wild Rose Casino Prelude at Boone as well. Pit stall application links are also on IMCA and Boone Speedway websites. The Fast Shafts All-Star Invitational is Friday, Sept. 11 and races of champions and main events for Modifieds, Stock Cars, Hobby Stocks and SportMods are on Sept. 12. Broadcast Bonus checks will be mailed from the IMCA home office the week after Super Nationals and after their eligibility for bonuses is confirmed. Every driver taking the green flag in the Modified main event earns a minimum of $1,000. “With the abbreviated schedules at many tracks due to the Covid-19 pandemic, very few if any drivers will be able to reach the maximum number of starts to determine Weekly Racing Bonuses,” explained IMCA President Brett Root. “It’s not fair to promote the champions’ payout this way so for this Super Nationals it will be replaced by the IMCA.TV bonus.” BOONE, Iowa – A couple clicks is all it will take for drivers to put themselves in the running for bigger paydays at the IMCA Speedway Motors Super Nationals fueled by Casey’s. The form for pre-registration is at both www.imca.com and www.raceboone.com websites under the Super Nationals menu and drivers who do not already have a MyRacePass account can create one when they go to that link. IMCA.TV bonuses replace Weekly Racing Bonuses to guarantee an additional $14,150 be paid to main event winners who pre-register for the 38th annual event, and who share Super Nationals information on their Facebook page any time before the first green flag flies on opening day Monday, Sept. 7 at Boone Speedway. In all, more than $300,000 will be paid out to competitors at the Sept. 7-12 Super Nationals. Modified drivers attempting to qualify each night Wednesday through Satur­day are guaranteed $300; Stock Car drivers are guaranteed $200 if they attempt to qualify Wednesday, Thursday and Friday.last_img read more

Sigurdsson seals win for Swansea

first_imgGylfi Sigurdsson’s stunning free-kick gave Swansea a hard-fought 1-0 Barclays Premier League victory over Aston Villa at the Liberty Stadium. But Swansea’s momentum was slowed when Montero had to be helped from the pitch and the winger was seemingly in tears as he left the action. Montero’s exit gave the visitors belief they could back into the game and Jonjo Shelvey was booked for stopping Agbonlahor leading a Villa break-out before Tom Cleverly’s cross caused anxiety in the Swansea defence. Benteke looked favourite to reach the centre and when it cleared the Belgian’s head Cissokho was unable to collect at the far post with the Swansea defence stretched. Villa’s best chance of an increasingly even first half arrived after 33 minutes when Benteke sent a 25-yard free-kick inches wide with Swansea goalkeeper Lukasz Fabianski rooted to the spot. Benteke then headed Delph’s free-kick wide close to half-time and Villa boss Paul Lambert changed formation at the break, with Andreas Weimann replacing Cissokho and playing four at the back. Villa were getting men higher up the pitch into the box but the delivery was often below-par. Swansea manager Garry Monk probably wanted some greater control and he responded to some pinball inside his side’s penalty area by introducing Tom Carroll at the expense of Shelvey. But Villa were growing in stature and Weimann wriggled through after a tidy passing movement, although his shot lacked power and Fabianski saved comfortably. Weimann then surged past Williams and Federico Fernandez but his cut-back was poor and straight into the arms of Fabianski with eager Villa forwards waiting in the centre. The home crowd were worried but Ki Sung-yueng was put clean through in the 66th minute after a one-two with Sigurdsson, but the South Korean wasted the opportunity badly. Dyer could have put the issue beyond doubt in the final 10 minutes but Swansea were left to cling on and in the end thank their goalkeeper for victory. Press Association Villa might well have had a 72nd-minute penalty when Gabriel Agbonlahor was shoved in the back by Ashley Williams, the striker getting his shot away but the intervention of the Swansea skipper clearly enough to hamper him. And goalkeeper Lukasz Fabianski twice came to Swansea’s rescue in stoppage time when he saved superbly from Christian Benteke and Agbonlahor. Heavy morning rain had left surface water on the Liberty Stadium pitch but Swansea soon settled into their customary passing game to build early momentum. Although he was conceding several inches to Alan Hutton, Montero climbed above the Villa defender at the far post to head Nathan Dyer’s cross over and the lively Ecuadorian was the man Swansea looked to cause problems in the opening exchanges. But Villa looked to spring quickly and Agbonlahor, cleared to play after the first red card of his career against Manchester United was rescinded by the Football Association on Tuesday, almost profited from a slick counter-attack. Aly Cissokho’s cross was aimed for the head of Benteke but Neil Taylor intervened and the ball fell enticingly for Agbonlahor, whose 25-yard effort fizzed wide of the post. Villa were struggling to contain Montero and his mazy run saw him leave Hutton and Fabian Delph in his wake before he was upended on the edge of the area by Jores Okore. Sigurdsson had scored a free-kick special to defeat Arsenal last month – his previous Premier League goal – and he repeated the feat with a sweet strike over the Villa wall and past Brad Guzan into the top corner of the net for his third league goal of the campaign. Swansea looked as if they would be able to build on Sigurdsson’s 13th-minute strike with Ecuador winger Jefferson Montero causing Villa problems whenever he had the ball. But Montero’s departure to a hamstring injury halfway through the first period tilted the balance of power and Villa will consider themselves hugely unlucky not to return home to the Midlands with at least a point. last_img read more

Update on the latest sports

first_img Associated Press Update on the latest sports NHL camps to open July 10 pending deal to resumeUNDATED (AP) — NHL training camps will open July 10 if the league and players’ union can reach an agreement to resume the season. Setting the date gives the 17% of players overseas time to make arrangements to return in light of U.S. and Canada quarantine regulations. The league and NHLPA said the July 10 start of camps is pending medical and safety conditions and agreeing on getting back to games.Camps are expected to run two to three weeks with games taking place in two “hub” cities without fans. If the league and players finalize a deal to return, games could resume in early August.In other developments related to the coronavirus pandemic:— The PGA Tour Champions Boeing Classic scheduled to be held in August outside Seattle has been canceled because of the COVID-19 pandemic. The tournament director says uncertainty about the ability to hold large public gatherings in Washington state led to the decision. The tournament was scheduled for Aug. 17-23 at The Club at Snoqualmie (snoh-KWALM’-ee) Ridge. — The NFL has extended virtual offseason programs for teams through June 26. Although team facilities have opened for key personnel, coaches and players rehabilitating injuries, healthy players have been barred from those complexes due to the COVID-19 pandemic. The remote programs have taken the place of on-site work, and some teams already have announced they are shutting those down. But the league said Thursday it will allow the virtual work for an additional 15 days.— Australian rules football is back after a three-month shutdown, and fanatical fans in Melbourne were happy to see it — even if they could only watch on television. There were no spectators allowed in the cavernous, 100,000-seat Melbourne Cricket Ground for an Australian Football League game that would have drawn close to a capacity crowd in a perfect, non-coronavirus world. City rivals Richmond and Collingwood played to a draw. Other than the ban on spectators, the start of the game was also unique — players on both teams took a knee to show support for the Black Lives Matter movement. Both clubs and the league hierarchy said they wanted to support worldwide protests over the death in police custody of George Floyd.— English Premier League players won’t need to wear face masks arriving at stadiums, in dressing rooms or on the substitutes’ bench when the competition’s 100-day coronavirus shutdown ends next week. Clubs agreed Thursday on matchday protocols that include splitting stadiums into red, amber and green zones to reduce the risk of spreading the virus. Games will be played without fans so access to stadiums will be limited to around 300 people who will have their temperatures checked on arrival. The season is scheduled to resume on Wednesday with Aston Villa hosting Sheffield United and Arsenal playing at Manchester City.COLLEGE FOOTBALL-PRESEASON PLANNCAA proposal for extended college football preseason set Share This StoryFacebookTwitteremailPrintLinkedinRedditPGA-COLONIALPGA Tour gets back to businessFORT WORTH, Texas (AP) — Golf is the second major sport in the U.S., behind motor sports, to resume a schedule shut down by the COVID-19 pandemic. The NCAA football oversight committee has finalized a plan for an extended preseason that would include an additional two weeks for teams to hold walk-throughs.The proposal goes to the Division I Council, which meets Tuesday, and is expected to be approve.With the pandemic wiping out spring practice for most teams, along with the usual required summer activities for players such as weigh training and film study, a plan was needed to make up for the lost preparation time.A proposed schedule had been circulating among NCAA members during the last week. The final version permits teams to conduct the maximum six hours of unpadded walk-throughs per week while also requiring two days off for the players. The extra two weeks of walk-throughs, weight training, conditioning and film study will be limited to 20 hours per week total and can begin 14 days prior to the start of normal 29-day preseason practice.Teams are allowed to begin preseason practice 29 days before their scheduled first game. The start was even more quiet than usual on the PGA Tour, only the silence never left over the next 12 hours as golf was back to business at the Charles Schwab Challenge at Colonial. Justin Rose and Harold Varner shared the lead at 7-under 63, with Justin Thomas among those a stroke back. Tom Lehman, a 61-year-old former champion at Colonial, got in on the act with a 65.Sung Kang made a hole-in-one on the 13th hole and didn’t realize it until he was 50 yards from the green.Ryan Palmer, a Colonial member who raised money for COVID-19 relief efforts during the shutdown, was chosen to hit the first official shot on the PGA Tour in three months. Colonial came to a standstill at 8:46 a.m. when everyone on the course honored a moment of silence for the death of George Floyd and the outrage it has sparked worldwide on racial injustice.NFL-SOCIAL JUSTICENFL to spend $250 million on social justice initiatives Most major college football teams are set to kick off their seasons around Labor Day weekend, with a handful starting as early as Aug. 29.UNIVERSITY OF MICHIGAN-DOCTORFormer Michigan gymnast says doctor assaulted him in 1969DETROIT (AP) — A former gymnast at the University of Michigan said he tried to talk to his coach about being assaulted by a campus doctor during a routine physical in 1969 but was brushed off with a sneering smile that signaled “we’re changing the subject.”Ward Black, a member of the 1970 national championship team, spoke exclusively to The Associated Press about being molested by Robert Anderson. He’s the latest to reveal that university coaches decades ago apparently were aware of allegations about the doctor but didn’t take the complaints higher. UNDATED (AP) — The NFL is committing $250 million over 10 years to social justice initiatives, targeting what it calls “systemic racism” and supporting “the battle against the ongoing and historic injustices faced by African Americans.”The league, which has raised $44 million in donations through its Inspire Change program, announced the additional $206 million commitment Thursday. It plans to “work collaboratively with NFL players to support programs to address criminal justice reform, police reforms, and economic and educational advancement.”There has been increasing distrust of the NFL since San Francisco quarterback Colin Kaepernick and others began kneeling during the national anthem in 2016 to protest social injustice and police brutality. The message was misconstrued by the league and many team owners as anti-military and anti-flag.That distrust was expressed Wednesday by 49ers star cornerback Richard Sherman who says the league needs to do more than “throw money” and should be “calling out bigotry.”VIRUS OUTBREAK-SPORTS June 11, 2020 Black, 68, is suing the university and has been interviewed by a law firm that was hired by the school to investigate complaints, which now exceed 300.Anderson worked at Michigan from the mid-1960s through 2003. He died in 2008. The university has said it believes he assaulted athletes, and it wants to compensate victims outside court. During his time as a gymnast, Black said he was molested during four annual physicals and two visits for toe and ankle injuries. He said Anderson insisted on checking his prostate before addressing injuries.last_img read more

Beat writers predict Syracuse-Louisville matchup

first_imgThirteen days after nearly upsetting Louisville on the Carrier Dome floor, Syracuse gets another crack at the No. 7 Cardinals. This time, it’ll be at KFC Yum! Center Sunday at 2 p.m. The Orange (17-12, 9-7 Atlantic Coast), which is 0-2 on Sundays this season, is coming off a last-second victory over No. 10 Duke on Wednesday while UofL (22-6, 10-5) lost 74-63 at No. 8 North Carolina, also on Wednesday. Both teams round out the regular season next Saturday.The Daily Orange beat writers explain their selections for Sunday afternoon’s matchup.Connor Grossman (16-13)Red zoneLouisville 77, Syracuse 70As Syracuse nears completion of the regular season, we won’t learn anything we don’t already know in the team’s last road game before the ACC Tournament. SU can’t play its best game outside of the Carrier Dome, and that’s what it’ll take to beat the seventh-ranked team in the country. Louisville once again will take away the 3-point shot from the Orange and the visitor’s offensive fate will rest on John Gillon, Taurean Thompson and Tyus Battle. It’s not that Syracuse is incapable of beating the Cardinals, it just won’t happen on Sunday afternoon in the KFC Yum! Center.Matt Schneidman (13-16)Lock it upSyracuse 74, Louisville 70AdvertisementThis is placeholder textThere’s nothing, on paper at least, that indicates Syracuse will win the game. It’s on the road, for one, and against one of the best teams in the country, despite the Cardinals’ loss to North Carolina on Wednesday. As we saw in the Carrier Dome, Louisville doesn’t need its best player, Donovan Mitchell, to build a lead. We also saw that the Orange is up to snuff against Rick Pitino’s team, and coming off its second buzzer-beating win of the season, Syracuse will steal one from the Cardinals and all but lock up an NCAA Tournament spot with a fourth Top 10 win.Paul Schwedelson (17-12)SlugfestLouisville 70, Syracuse 65This Syracuse season has been as turbulent as any, but there are a few things we’re pretty sure we know. This is a much worse team on the road and it’s also one that won’t quit no matter what. Each of the Orange’s past nine games have been decided by 10 points or fewer. Louisville’s pretty good but with three Top 10 wins under SU’s belt, there’s good reason to think Syracuse can hang around. Comments Published on February 25, 2017 at 6:26 pm Facebook Twitter Google+last_img read more

Russia’s Minister of Sport recognises esports at St. Petersburg Economic Forum

first_imgAt the latest edition of the St.Petersburg International Economic Forum on May 24th, the annual business event which has been running since 1997, there was a dedicated esports panel session for the very first time.This gathered ‘representatives of state, business, sports and infrastructure organizations interested in development of esports in Russia’. The session, titled ‘Cybersport: Global Trends in Sports and Business’ saw involvement from the likes of ESForce, PepsiCo, Virtus.pro, Spartak Moscow and more: Emin Antonyan, Secretary General, Chairman of the Executive Board, Russian Esports FederationIlya Galaev, President, VFSO Trudovye Rezervy Roman Dvoryankin, General Manager, Virtus.pro Nail Izmailov, Vice President, FC Spartak Moscow Aleksandr Prokopyev, Deputy of the State Duma of the Federal Assembly of the Russian Federation, Member of the Committee on Physical Culture, Sport, Tourism, and Youth Affairs Neil Sturrock, President for Russia, Belarus, Ukraine, Caucasus and Central Asia, PepsiCoAnton Cherepennikov, Director, Member of the Board of Directors, ESforce HoldingIt was moderated by Match TV general producer Tinatin Kandelaki.You can watch the full panel right here. Kandelaki presented a summary of the global esports industry’s recent growth, stating that competitive esports events have seen a 25% annual growth in viewership, while the cumulative audience of esports is now approaching that of some traditional sports.The esports panel at the St. Petersburg International Economic Forum (Courtesy of Roscongress)ESforce Co-founder Anton Cherepennikov compared esports in Russia with other regions globally: “Russia is among global leaders in both esports infrastructure and the performance of teams with CIS rosters in various disciplines. As for investment into esports, Russia is not among the leaders here due to a limited capacity of the domestic advertising market, notwithstanding that ESforce’s revenue volume is the second largest in the world.”Cherepennikov pointed to one of the final matches at the recent EPICENTER XL in Dota 2, held in Moscow, which was viewed by 5.2 million viewers across the world on Twitch. He said: “It was Twitch that helped take the esports ecosystem to a new level, even though its origins and early development date back to the 80s. The rapid increase in competition viewership resulted in an interest in esports from investors.” ESForce is amongst the largest esports companies in the world, it integrates all areas of the business with tournaments, teams, content sites, publishing houses and more. It owns over 220 online resources. Роман Дворянкин | Roman Dvoryankin, Virtus.pro (Image courtesy of Roscongress)Roman Dvoryankin, is Virtus.pro GM, a team which is a part of ESforce Holding and that won the Dota 2 Major, ESL One Birmingham at the weekend. He told attendees: “Much like a Brazilian boy kicking a ball around can be spotted by a scout and take his chance at a career in football, so can a 19-year-old young man from Novokuznetsk spend a few hours a day at the local cybercafé, perform well, and go on to become one of the best esports players in the world.” Here he was referring to Roman “RAMZES666” Kushnarev, a player on Virtus.pro’s Dota 2 roster.Speaking to attendees in a separate session, Russia’s Minister of Sports Pavel Kolobkov stated that he sees esports as a legitimate sports discipline as it includes all essential characteristics of a sport; training methodology, rules, tournament systems and such. Russia’s Minister of Sports also emphasised how the International Olympic committee has changed its perception towards esports, it was not long ago that the IOC largely dismissed the possibility of including esports in the Olympic Games and there are now plans being made in that regard.Kolobkov noted that he doesn’t see esports will as replacing traditional sports but that they will coexist. He also stated that the Russian government is keen to work together with the esports industry to develop adequate regulations to ensure stable development of esports in Russia.Russia became the first country to officially recognise esports back in 2001, at which point it was included into the list of sports officially existing in Russia. A complicated period in this regard then ensued with esports twice leaving the official list of sporting disciplines following a restructuring of the Ministry of Sports. It regained its place in June 2016, and since the end of 2017, esports players have been able to earn official sporting grades (I, II and III). In the year 2000 a body called the Russian Esports Federation was established. This organisation was created in order to elaborate on official esport rules and regulations and submit them to the Ministry of Sports, elaborate and submit regulations for state sport grades and grant players with sport grades, and submit competition plans into the state annual competition calendar, carry out official esport events, including official esport Championship of Russia. Also under its mandate was to form and train the official national esport team, and to qualify esports referees; and other rights in accordance with the state sport legislation.We asked ESForce exactly how independent the Russian Esports Federation, for which is it an infrastructure partner, is from the company. A statement from ESforce Holding Press Service was the following: “The Russian Esports Federation (RESF), being a public non-profit organization, is completely independent from ESforce Holding. Given that RESF is officially responsible in Russia for the development of mass esports, and ESforce is the largest esports holding in the country, we cooperate in the framework of friendly partnership relations.”On the subject of the RESF’s viewpoint on esports pending involvement in the Olympics, and how they see is going down, Dmitry Smit, President of the Russian Esports Federation told Esports Insider: “We believe that since boxing and taekwondo are Olympic sports, then esports must take its place on the Olympus. We are sure that in the battles of fantastic characters in the virtual world, as it happens, for example, in Dota 2 or League of Legends, there is no particular level of violence (which is what the IOC is now moving against).“If we assume that esports will become an Olympic sport in stages, as separate disciplines, then first of all simulators, MOBA and RTS should enter.”Esports Insider says: An established event such as the St. Petersburg International Economic Forum including a dedicated esports panel says it all. As an industry people can no longer stand by as esports becomes too big to ignore. The way we see it, this is positive news from Russia’s Minister of Sport as the country will look to ensure its proper involvement in the Olympics. The Russian Esports Federation backing its involvement with MOBAs and not just sports simulation titles as some have assumed would be the case too, is interesting.last_img read more

Appiah draws the line for his players

first_imgGhana certainly has a squad that looks stronger than it has for a while, with Michael Essien, Andre Ayew and Kevin-Prince Boateng returning to the Black Stars for Friday’s final World Cup second round qualifier against Zambia.The return of the three players into an already strong squad which sits top of the Group D table and one point ahead of their opponents has handed Black Stars coach Kwesi Appiah enough amour to select his starting team from.With a strong and star-studded squad to pick from, Appiah doesn’t feel his position will be undermined by disciplinary issues when his selection is announced.“It’s good that we get all our best players. Hopefully we will see how it goes,” the Black Stars coach said in Accra ahead of their trip to Kumasi on Wednesday for the match.“They are all working so well. When you speak to them, they all know how important this game is, for them and the nation as well. They’ve been made aware of being professional on and off the field.”For Appiah, having a strong unit is very important as he expects every player to show hunger and support the team. “The most important thing is having good players on your bench and whoever starts in immaterial,” Kwesi Appiah said.Ghana need only to avoid defeat against the Chipolopolo at the Baba Yara Stadium to secure a place in the play-off round for World Cup qualifying.But the Black Stars coach expects a tough contest with either side still pushing for the sole qualifying spot.“It’s not an easy game. Zambia is also a very good side and it’s important that we prepare very well physiologically and I believe the boys are really psyched up for the game,” he said.last_img read more

Angels pluck Cardinals right-hander Mike Mayers off the waiver wire

first_img Angels’ Mike Trout working on his defense, thanks to Twitter Jose Suarez’s rocky start sinks Angels in loss to Astros Angels offense breaks out to split doubleheader with Astros Mayers is out of options next season. Parker Markel, who the Angels picked up from the Pittsburgh Pirates in a deal for cash considerations on Thursday, can be optioned.Related Articles Angels’ Shohei Ohtani spending downtime working in outfield center_img Angels’ poor pitching spoils an Albert Pujols milestone For the second day in a row, the Angels took a flier on a reliever, picking up right-hander Mike Mayers on a waiver claim from the St. Louis Cardinals on Friday.Mayers, 27, has a 7.03 ERA over parts of four seasons with the Cardinals, including 80-2/3 innings. He had a 6.63 ERA last season in 19 innings, with 16 strikeouts and 11 walks.A former third-round pick, Mayers has a career 3.48 ERA in the minors.Mayers averaged 94.8 mph with his fastball last season, with above-average spin. Newsroom GuidelinesNews TipsContact UsReport an Errorlast_img read more

Whicker: Scenes from a wetting: Dodgers rejoice, reflect in Chicago

first_imgCHICAGO — This time, Clayton Kershaw’s back was no problem. The Dodgers told him they had it.This time, the streets in Wrigleyville were clear, and the bus was able to leave without human barricades.This time, Kiké Hernandez drew the ace of hearts, and took his turn among the rotation of saviors with a home run, a grand slam and another home run.Why was this the Dodgers’ time? Dodgers World Series tickets will cost big bucks in secondary market “When the guys running the organization came in, they had a track record,” Ethier said. “They’d won in places like Tampa Bay and Oakland, where they didn’t have all those resources. What we realized was, we didn’t have control over everything. Don’t try to steer the ship. Just be another guy on the ship. Do your job and keep going. They gave us everything we needed. It was up to us.”The ship was a mighty cruiser Thursday in Game 5, when the Dodgers pounded the Cubs, 11-1, and won their first National League Championship Series since 1988, or just a few days after Wayne Gretzky played his first game for the Kings.Kershaw set a nasty tone in the first inning and then Chris Taylor led off the first with a nine-pitch walk. When Cody Bellinger drove a ball into the right-field corner, third base coach Chris Woodward took a hard look and then waved Taylor home, where he arrived safely.“Get an early run in a game like this and it relaxes everybody,” Woodward said. “But I know Chris and I’m not sure I would have sent anybody else.”When Hernandez grand-slammed Quintana in the third, he and the dugout boiled over. Hernandez is grieving over conditions in Puerto Rico, and he spent last year agonizing over his father’s fight with cancer, which is currently observing a truce.“I know there’s a real big God up there,” Hernandez said. “My goal right now is to get a real big headache, and then sleep it off on the way home.”Kershaw, in his first chance to pitch the Dodgers into a World Series, gave the dispirited Cubs three hits in six innings.“I don’t care about how many runs he had,” pitching coach Rick Honeycutt said. “We have asked him to do so much, so many times. Finally this year we had the rotation to where he didn’t have to pitch on short rest anymore. I’m not sure any starting pitcher today has done more for his team.”“We’ve been here so often,” Kershaw said. “If we win the World Series, maybe I’ll retire. I just hope they (Houston and New York) play two more games and the last one goes about 37 innings.”General Manager Andrew Friedman, who is from Houston, stood in a corner and put off the champagne baptism as long as he could. He had thought often about the Game 6 loss last year in Wrigley and the indignities therein. Then the Dodgers watched the Cubs get their rings in the first Wrigley Field series of this season.“Some guys watched it from the dugout,” Friedman said. “What we wanted was to make the first team that comes to Dodger Stadium next year watch us do the same thing. And we still have one step to go.”It was pointed out that Friedman, in one of his first actions, got Hernandez from Florida, along with Austin Barnes, in an unpopular deal that sent NL stolen base leader Dee Gordon to the Marlins.“Yeah, I got him (Hernandez) just for nights like this,” he said, laughing, “so he could hit three home runs in Game 5. Or 6. Or whatever this is.”Dodgers fans lost count long ago. At the moment the magic number is 29 and holding. Magic Johnson celebrates Dodgers’ World Series berth at Staples Center Related Articles Forget the 29-year drought that has deprived a generation of L.A. fans of deep Octobers. Why was this different from 2004 and 2006 and every year since 2013?Andre Ethier, the senior Dodger in terms of service, stood in a warm and wet clubhouse. He wasn’t too indisposed to answer it.“They rallied around me all year,” Ethier said. “They were winning all the time and I wasn’t playing. They didn’t have to do that. They kept cheering me on.”Ethier missed most of 2016 with a broken tibia. He missed most of 2017 with a herniated disk. Clubhouse traffic came and went without him, strangers from other teams, guys who didn’t remember the days when he and Matt Kemp propped up the lineup.Ethier made this roster and homered in Game 3. His World Series ring, provided the Dodgers win it, will be the same size as everyone else’s. Dodgers fans go crazy for #ThisTeam after 11-1 victory over Cubs secures World Series spot Dodgers slam Cubs, reach first World Series since 1988 Justin Turner, Chris Taylor repay Dodgers’ patience by sharing NLCS MVP Newsroom GuidelinesNews TipsContact UsReport an Error Whicker: Kiké Hernández, Dodgers introduce a new generation to winning last_img read more

Kareem Hunt questioned by police after bar incident, report says

first_img Ezekiel Elliott to discuss Las Vegas incident with Roger Goodell, report says The report noted Hunt was not detained or arrested and left the establishment without incident after one witness claimed he was “involved in a physical altercation with another man.”However, Barley House owner Bobby George told WKYC3 the whole thing was a misunderstanding and that Hunt was “very respectful.” Related News He was promptly released by the Chiefs in the wake of the incident but it wasn’t long before he was scooped up by the Browns.Players serving suspensions are usually banned from their team’s facilities, though the Browns have asked the league to let Hunt remain with the team during that time. He made an appearance at OTAs in May.Hunt, 23, ran for 874 yards and seven touchdowns in 11 games last season for the Chiefs. He previously led the NFL in rushing with 1,327 yards in 2017. Could Kareem Hunt be in trouble again?According to TMZ Sports, the suspended Browns running back was seen on video speaking with several police officers following an alleged incident at a party at the Barley House in Cleveland. Brett Favre’s grandson meets favorite quarterback Aaron Rodgers “I believe it was a small argument with one of his friends,” George told WKYC. “People blew it out of proportion.”Hunt was suspended for the first eight games of 2019 for violating the NFL’s personal conduct policy after a video surfaced of him shoving and kicking a woman in the hallway of a Cleveland hotel last February. Amari Cooper: Move from Oakland to Dallas ‘definitely necessary’last_img read more