Solskjaer wants new boys to impress

first_img The trio are set to make their debuts in Saturday’s clash with Norwich, a match the Bluebirds can hardly afford to lose as they sit bottom of the Premier League table. Solskjaer is positive about his new recruits but admits a run of seven league games without a win means his new men have to deliver from the off. He said: “There is no honeymoon period when you come into the thick of it. We expect them and want them to perform straight away. “The players I have got in all give us something different and something that can make a difference, a presence in the box and enthusiasm. Together they complement my squad. “We have really had a tough month but I have seen some great development in the month. We played some very nice football at Manchester United and the new boys might have been what we were lacking.” Solskjaer had particular praise for Zaha. The 21-year-old joined United from Crystal Palace but made just four appearances under David Moyes this season. But Solskjaer does not feel the wide man’s struggles at Old Trafford mean he has to prove himself at Cardiff. Wilfried Zaha completed his loan switch from Manchester United on Friday, while Fabio had made his move from Old Trafford earlier in the week. Kenwyne Jones has also arrived at the Cardiff City Stadium, as part of an exchange deal that saw Peter Odemwingie head to Stoke. Ole Gunnar Solskjaer has told his trio of high-profile signings there will be no time for a honeymoon period at Cardiff. ”He has pace, power, technical ability and goes past people. He will give us that extra change of tempo in the final third, where we really need it,” he said. ”He will bring that little final bit to find pockets of space and produce a bit of magic. ”I don’t think he has something to prove, he wants to play.’ ”He played a few games at United, but maybe not what he hoped for when he went there. ”He wants to play, to play with confidence and keep Cardiff in the Premier League.” Solskjaer has brought in six players in January, having added the Norwegian trio of Magnus Wolff Eikrem, Mats Moller Daehli and Jo Inge Berget earlier in the month. In terms of outgoings, Craig Conway has joined Blackburn while Etien Velikonja has moved to Rio Ave on loan. Andreas Cornelius also looked to be heading through the exit door after an uninspiring spell in south Wales. Cardiff paid £8million for the 20-year-old in the summer, but he failed to score a first-team goal and was likely to return to Copenhagen in a cut-price deal worth £3million. Solskjaer said: ”He has had a hard time, he came here with big potential, he is a young kid and young kids are not the ones you expect to carry a team. He is a young man who will play lot of good football in his career.” Press Associationlast_img read more

Pearson calms transfer fears

first_img He was involved in a row with a fan during their 3-1 defeat to Liverpool earlier this month and refused to apologise. But the 51-year-old is eager to move on from the incident, whatever the outcome. He said: “I think it is important for me to be there and be represented. I look forward to that option. “It’s important to make sure there is a rounded view of what has or hasn’t happened. “I’ve said it. I won’t change that. “I’ve accepted the charge and want to be there for a personal hearing. That’s really where we’re at at the moment. “It’s got legs because of what happened but I’m not going to extend this discussion too much further. I’m going to a hearing tomorrow because I want to. “I’ve moved on from it but in the mean time I have to deal with the ongoing process.” Pearson is already hunting a goalkeeper after losing Kasper Schmeichel for at least six weeks with a broken foot but insisted he is not worried about the January window. He said: “Whether it does or does not affect my transfer plans is irrelevant. We always work to get the outcomes we think is best for us and I remain very much a part it. We’ll try and achieve the outcomes we’re looking for. “What happens internally at the club is important. There are certain questions that people have the right to know but I’m not the person to ask. “I fully understand my sphere of influence in terms of my authority.” The decision to axe Robinson came from the club’s Thai owners and Pearson was content with the call. “You cast your mind back to when Terry joined us and I did not make a scene when there was a change then,” he said. “My job is to manage the football team and I will always do it to the best of my ability. When decisions are made from above they are made for the reasons that they are made for. I’m not in a position to discuss that.” Pearson will have a personal hearing with the Football Association on Friday after accepting the charge of allegedly using “abusive and/or insulting words towards a spectator”. Nigel Pearson has eased fears over Leicester’s transfer plans – despite the sacking of director of football Terry Robinson. Press Association The Foxes acted this week after an 11 game winless run left them bottom of the Barclays Premier League. Robinson has been replaced by academy director Jon Rudkin ahead of Saturday’s vital trip to in-form West Ham. last_img read more

The Latest: Italian soccer leagues given Aug. 20 deadline

first_imgThe groups of three will jog, do bodybuilding and work on their fitness levels in specially marked zones to avoid contact with others.France came out of lockdown on May 11. Toulon hopes players can train in groups of 8-12 in July and return to full training in August.___Japan’s beloved high school baseball tournament has been canceled because of the coronavirus pandemic.The tournament is a huge annual event in Japan and is followed much the way Americans follow the college basketball tournament. The Premier League club says it is “investigating the circumstances and will deal with the incident appropriately.”The 27-year-old right back has been forced to apologize twice for breaking lockdown rules during the suspension of the Premier League because of the coronavirus pandemic. He posted a video of himself running with a friend and also training with Tottenham teammate Moussa Sissoko.___French rugby club Toulon plans to resume training next month in small groups of three players amid the coronavirus pandemic.The three-time European champions say their players and coaching staff will have blood and heart tests next week at their training center. Share This StoryFacebookTwitteremailPrintLinkedinRedditThe Latest on the effects of the coronavirus outbreak on sports around the world:___The Italian soccer federation has given the country’s top three leagues until Aug. 20 to complete their seasons. May 20, 2020 FIFPro represents players in 65 countries. The union says most players have contracts paying them salaries comparable to national averages.Baer-Hoffmann says the vast majority of soccer players are “under the same financial pressures as the rest of society.”___Tottenham is looking into whether defender Serge Aurier has broken social-distancing rules for the third time.Aurier posted a picture on Instagram on Tuesday appearing to show off a new haircut and sitting next to a stylist who was tagged in the post. The Premier League leaders were among the English clubs undertaking staggered workouts in small groups following a relaxation of national lockdown regulations amid the coronavirus pandemic.Those at the practice session at Liverpool’s training complex were still required to maintain social distancing. Video footage showed Mohamed Salah giving the thumbs-up before swerving to avoid Klopp as the forward ran onto the field to join teammates.Klopp compared the current period to a pre-season and is keeping things simple to start off with despite saying his players are “in good shape.”The German coach says the players are “getting used to the pitch, boots and ball, turns, passes, half-passes, softer passes, running, little accelerations and stuff like that.”Liverpool leads the Premier League by 25 points and needs to win two more games to clinch its first league title since 1990. “They will probably play in empty stadiums, like so many other sports,” Frenk said. “But we hope to have a season and we hope to have a winning season.”Speaking on MSNBC, Notre Dame’s the Rev. John Jenkins says he expects to have clarity on how — or if — football season can happen in the next few weeks.“The team itself, I feel we can manage that one,” Jenkins said. “Then the question is people in the stands. We have an 85,000-person stadium. Can we get 85,000 people in there? That will be a big challenge to do that. But could we get a smaller number — 10,000, 15,000, 20,000? I don’t know. I don’t know the answer to that question. That’s something we’ll have to think through.”___The head of the organizing committee for the 2022 World Cup says a global recession caused by the coronavirus pandemic could affect the ability of fans to afford to travel to Qatar. The Portuguese soccer federation says six of the 15 stadiums seeking to host matches when the league resumes next month amid the coronavirus pandemic have failed health inspections.All stadiums must comply with a series health measures established by local authorities to be able to host matches.The federation says the stadiums for league leader Porto and second-place Benfica were among the nine stadiums that passed the inspections conducted by local health authorities.The stadiums that failed belong to smaller clubs. They will be allowed to make changes to their venues before another inspection is conducted.The Portuguese league was set to resume at the end of May but its start was delayed until June 4 so there was time to rigorously inspect stadiums and conduct medical tests on all professionals involved in the matches. The federation has also come up with alternative plans if the leagues have to be halted again because of the coronavirus pandemic. They could resort to playoffs or decide positions by applying coeffecients.The following season is now scheduled to start on Sept. 1.Serie A has been suspended since March 9. There are 12 rounds remaining in the league and the Italian Cup is in the semifinal stage.___Liverpool manager Jürgen Klopp says being back in group training with some of his players “felt like the first day in school.” ___The Kentucky-Michigan college basketball matchup scheduled for Dec. 6 in London has been postponed until 2022 because of the coronavirus pandemic. And the three-game series has been restructured.The schools were scheduled to highlight the inaugural Basketball Hall of Fame London Showcase doubleheader at the O2 Arena. The series also included Marist against UMBC. Michigan will now host the Wildcats on Dec. 4 in Ann Arbor before the schools meet in London one year later. Kentucky will host the Wolverines in Lexington on Dec. 2, 2023.Naismith Memorial Hall of Fame President & CEO John L. Doleva says in a statement that the “unknown combination” of health, safety, international travel regulations and the economic viabilities for all parties required postponing the event.Kentucky coach John Calipari says he is disappointed to not go to London and looked forward to meeting Queen Elizabeth II. Mariappa says on the websites of British newspapers The Daily Telegraph and The Daily Mail he has been “scratching my head to try to work out how I might have got coronavirus” because he hasn’t “really left the house apart from some exercise and the odd walk with the kids.”The 33-year-old Mariappa says he hasn’t had any symptoms and has felt “as fit as ever.” He says he has spent lockdown dividing his time between homeschooling and following Watford’s fitness program.Two members of Watford’s staff also tested positive for COVID-19. Burnley said assistant manager Ian Woan has also contracted the virus.Tests on 748 people were conducted from 19 of the 20 Premier League clubs on Sunday and Monday. The 20th club started testing on Tuesday.___ “But I’m glad we were all able to come together, figure this out and preserve this series for the future,” Calipari says.Michigan coach Juwan Howard says: “The Hall of Fame took the time to review what is happening around the world and explore all options — all the safe options for the teams and most importantly the fans. The best thing is this tremendous event isn’t canceled, it’s just delayed.”___The presidents of the University of Miami and Notre Dame say in separate interviews that they expect the football season to be played, though both raised the very real possibility of crowds being much smaller than usual or eliminated entirely.Appearing on CNN, Miami’s Dr. Julio Frenk says he hopes the Hurricanes can play this fall and that safety would be the top priority. The Latest: Italian soccer leagues given Aug. 20 deadline The Spanish soccer season is expected to resume on the second weekend of June.___More AP sports: and,Tampa Bay Lightning advance to face Dallas Stars in Stanley Cup finals, beating New York Islanders 2-1 in OT in Game 6 The World Bank is forecasting a deep recession caused by the shutdown of economic activity around the world.Organizing committee secretary general Hassan Al Thawadi says he is hopeful the tournament will be an opportunity for the world to come together again in November 2022. But he says there are “concerns about the global economy and the ability of fans to be able to afford traveling and afford coming and participating and celebrating the World Cup.”Al Thawadi says organizers want a “a price range that is affordable for fans and a price range that is workable, functionable for the industry, for service providers, for the supply chain that is responsible for delivering the World Cup.”___Watford defender Adrian Mariappa says he is one of the six people to test positive from the first round of coronavirus checks in the Premier League and is surprised that he contracted the disease. Rayo Vallecano players have returned to training after the Spanish soccer club accepted some of their salary demands.The players from the second-division club had not practiced this week as a protest for not being taken off furlough. They had only trained individually at home.The club says it met with players and decided to change their furlough conditions now that group sessions have begun and their workload increased.Most soccer clubs in Spain used government furloughs to reduce their labor costs during the coronavirus pandemic.Players from second-division club Elche also refused to practice at the team’s training center last week and the club also eventually complied with their demands. The Japanese High School Baseball Federation says the cancellation was the first since World War II.Asahi newspaper president Masataka Watanabe says “the decision is needed to protect the health of the players, officials and fans.”The high school tournament has showcased some of the biggest stars in Japanese professional baseball. They include major leaguers like Ichiro Suzuki, Daisuke Matsuzaka and Hideki Matsui.The summer tournament was scheduled to start in August at Koshien Stadium in Nishinomiya. A smaller spring tournament was canceled earlier.___ The league was stopped with Porto leading Benfica by one point with 10 rounds to go.___Soccer players in Africa and the Americas are receiving food packages from their union while the sport is shut down because of the coronavirus pandemic.Players in Botswana, Egypt, Colombia, Honduras, Panama, Paraguay and Uruguay were identified as getting food aid by world players’ union FIFPro.FIFPro general secretary Jonas Baer-Hoffmann says some players “are being stranded in terms of income.” Associated Press last_img read more

Social ban lifted on The Row

first_imgThe Row, which has not held social activities since Aug. 31, will once again be allowed to host parties starting today.Party on · Greek members on The Row can now participate in social activities, after the ban was lifted today. A majority of the houses on The Row were sanctioned after unauthorized parties on Aug. 30, when eight students were taken to the hospital. – Chloe Stepney | Daily Trojan Sixteen Interfraternity Council chapters were cited for unauthorized parties on Aug. 30, when eight students were taken to the hospital for alcohol poisoning. All IFC fraternities were placed on social probation until further actions were taken.IFC held a meeting at Phi Kappa Psi fraternity Tuesday to discuss The Row’s indefinite ban. All 23 fraternity presidents, the risk managers from every fraternity, Department of Public Safety Chief Carey Drayton and Panhellenic President Laura Redfern attended the meeting, among others.At the end of the meeting, Assistant Director for the Office for Fraternity and Sorority Leadership Ray Carlos announced that the ban would end today.According to IFC President Eric Ronan, the ban would not officially end until all 16 houses met with the Student Judicial Affairs and Community Standards committee. The last fraternity met with SJACS on Thursday.At the meeting, Drayton answered questions and gave advice on how to avoid the issues that led to the ban.“The meeting [on Tuesday] went extremely well,” Ronan said. “Chief Drayton offered us some advice for moving forward and how to have safer parties in the future that meet the expectations of DPS.”Drayton also took the meeting as an opportunity to explain the importance of a working relationship between the fraternities and DPS, according to Parker Adams, IFC’s vice president for public relations.“DPS is not our enemy. They want us to have fun,” Adams said. “[DPS is] overwhelmed on a nightly basis just trying to keep us safe from the hood and from ourselves. They ask that we help them help us.”All of the fraternities have agreed to keep all red cups and alcoholic beverages inside the house, not have large groups of people congregate outside the house and not let loud music disturb the surrounding neighborhood.All of those rules were violated Aug. 30, Ronan said.“It was obvious the 16 houses were having parties that were out of control,” he said.Adams said he thinks Greek members have learned their lesson and are ready to host parties in a more responsible way.“I feel that Monday was more of an enigma,” Adams said. “I just see us going back to how we usually party: smartly.”The fraternities are not the only organizations trying to ensure the safety of USC students. Panhellenic is also taking steps to avoid nights similar to the one that many have dubbed “Black Monday,” Redfern said.Redfern brought to the meeting a letter signed by all of the sorority presidents that detailed effective risk management procedures, which sororities should enact to dissuade irresponsible drinking.“It is every member’s responsibility to not put pressure on the new members to drink to have a good time,” Redfern said. “[PHC is] encouraging frats that it’s okay to turn away a girl who is too drunk.”Redfern said Friday will not be a repeat of Aug. 30.“On that Monday there was a huge number of brand new Greek members on The Row who were not accustomed to the culture here,” Redfern said. “The difference between that Monday and this Friday is that there has been discussion about responsibility on the Greek Row.”Redfern, Adams and Ronan all agreed The Row is ready to open and that USC students will act responsibly.“New members feel that there really is a spotlight on them now to show that they are responsible members of the Greek community, and I think they are starting to get that [The Row is] not a place to black out,” Redfern said.last_img read more


first_imgThe following incidents were reported in the USC Dept. of Public Safety crime/incident summary between Tuesday, Feb. 4 and Thursday, Feb. 6.Crimes against propertyAt 11:28 A.M on Feb. 4, an unknown suspect went into the Eileen and Kenneth T. Norris Dental Science Center and stole a dental instrument from a secured cabinet.At 11:oo P.M. on Feb. 4, a USC staff member reported seeing two suspects cutting the generator’s electrical cords at the Kenneth Norris Jr. Cancer Hospital Research Institute.  The suspects fled when they saw the staff member and they could not be found.At 3:54 P.M. on Feb. 4,  a USC staff member crashed a USC tram into a pole at the old DMV, causing minimal damage to the tram.Miscellaneous incidentsAt 3:08 P.M. on Feb. 4,  two students in Trojan Hall were cited to Judicial Affairs after smoking marijuana in one of the dorm rooms.At 11:44 P.M. on Feb. 5,  nine students were cited to Judicial Affairs after being caught smoking marijuana in a dorm room in Fluor Tower.Correction“Trojan Vision returns to USC” (Feb. 6) misattributed the quotes attributed to Harrison Merkt. They should have been attributed to Mandi Brooksbank.The article also mentions a show called The Flagship, when in fact there is no such show.The article fails to mention that students need to have taken CTPR-409 to join the station.The article also incorrectly states that Mind Games is a “stage show,” not a game show. The Daily Trojan regrets the errors.last_img read more

All-USC final seals sweep of tournament

first_imgMonday was a triumphant day for the USC women’s tennis team as it took home both the singles and doubles championship crowns at the ITA Southwest Regional Championships.Winning stroke · Sophomore Danielle Lao won the ITA Southwest Regional singles championship after defeating senior Maria Sanchez in the final round. The Women of Troy had five singles players and three doubles teams make it to at least the round of 32. – Photo courtesy of USC Sports Information Sophomore Danielle Lao defeated her fellow Trojan senior Maria Sanchez to earn the singles crown, while the team of junior Alison Ramos and sophomore Valeria Pulido came out on top in doubles.“The whole team did great and we really stepped up this year,” Lao said. “We just swept the whole tournament, and if we look at the top of the draw it was all ’SC.”The team started off strong in the tournament, which began Thursday and was hosted by the University of San Diego and San Diego State, with five Women of Troy making it to the round of 32 in singles after the first day of play. Three teams made it through to the round of 32 in the doubles category on opening day as well, giving USC a strong presence in the top tiers of the tournament.“This tournament proved that hard work does pay off. This was a difficult draw with UCLA, ASU, University of Arizona and other good schools, and we ended up on top in singles and in doubles,” Ramos said. “That’s a huge confidence booster for our team, and it really makes a bold statement to other teams out there — we are going to be the team to beat.”As the tournament progressed, top-seeded Sanchez and Lao both made it to the semifinals of the singles tournament and, after defeating their respective opponents from UCLA, found themselves facing each other in the championship round.“When you play people from your own team you want to have fun and compete, and you know them so well that it gets you a little more nervous but it’s also more exciting,” Pulido said.The Women of Troy were rained out in San Diego Monday, so the singles championship match was played in USC’s own Marks Stadium at 2:30 p.m. Lao came out on top with a 6-2, 3-6, 6-2 win over her teammate. Lao’s victory marks the end of Sanchez’s winning streak in the Southwest Regional Championships, which the senior won in 2008 and 2009.Although it required teammates to battle it out against each other,  this Trojan-against-Trojan matchup ensured a USC sweep of the entire tournament.Ramos and Pulido’s ultimate victory in the doubles competition occurred the day before Lao’s victory. The pair first defeated its own teammates, the pair of Sanchez and freshman Kaitlyn Christian, in the semifinals, 8-6. The two went on to overpower the Roxanne and Sierra Ellison team from host San Diego State 8-4 in the final to secure the doubles championship.“I am so happy that Val and I won doubles. We are really intense out there and we have so much fun playing together,” Ramos said. “Our energy rubs off on each other and I think that [it was] a huge contributing factor to our victory.”The singles and doubles champions will now prepare to compete in the USTA/ITA National Intercollegiate Indoor Championships from Nov. 4-7 in New York.“We basically are going to be playing in one of the toughest tournaments of the whole year because there will be the best doubles teams in the country there,” Pulido said. “Ali and I see it as a challenge and we just want to play really well.”last_img read more

PCP: Would you want Tebow as your starting QB?

first_imgElliot HughesFirst off, unless you’re someone who’s seen Tim Tebow perform at a Denver Broncos practice, I don’t want to hear anyone say with an air of certainty that Tebow can’t and won’t ever become an NFL quarterback.It’s truly remarkable how little of a chance sports pundits – namely Merril Hoge of ESPN – have given Tebow. It’s just incredibly irrational.He’s in the first half of his second year in the NFL, playing the game’s most difficult position. Sports analysts coddle young quarterbacks like they’re infants learning how to walk and talk, and now after seeing Tebow play in the limited amount of playing time he’s been given, we’re just going to label him a failure? Come on.It’s time to take on this Tebow controversy (which, in the whole, vast galaxy of sports, is strangely one of the most divisive these days) with some rationality.Here’s what we know so far:Kyle Orton is not cutting it as Denver’s signal caller. Not counting last week’s 29-24 loss to San Diego, in which he was benched for the second half, Orton led the Broncos to a 1-3 record with a flaccid 75.7 passer rating so far this year.Tebow, who we still need to keep in mind is a young quarterback, played fairly well in the three games he started in 2010. His passer ratings in those games: 100.5, 89.4 and 58.2. His completion percentage was a poor 49 percent, and he threw four touchdowns and three interceptions (he also rushed for three more scores).In the second half of last Sunday’s game against San Diego, Tebow completed four of 10 passes for 79 yards and one touchdown, good for a passer rating of 101.7. And let me point out that several of his passes Sunday were dropped.All told for Tebow’s short career: 48.9 completion percentage, six touchdown passes, three interceptions and an 84.2 passer rating.Those numbers aren’t exactly impressive, but is it a disaster like Hoge would make it out to be? Far from it. It seems to me like Tebow’s had a relatively positive entrance to the NFL when compared to other quarterbacks. And considering Tebow’s famous work ethic, I feel confident he can build off of it.And don’t give the argument about his mechanics. Brett Favre’s were miserable. For 20 years, he held the ball near his stomach and threw off his backfoot. He may be the league’s all-time leader in interceptions, but they still kept him in the starting lineup for a reason.So should Tebow be the starter right now? Sure. I honestly don’t know how well Denver’s coaching staff would say Brady Quinn has performed lately in practice, but Tebow’s played well enough as a young quarterback to warrant a starting nod for now.Ian McCueSorry Elliot, but Tim Tebow is possibly the last man in the NFL I would want to start for my team. While I don’t agree with Merril Hoge on much, I do share his not so favorable opinions of Tebow.Call me callous, but I don’t buy the idea that heart and hard work can be used to build an NFL career. When down by three touchdowns, I can’t see a halftime speech about heart and a strong work ethic going over so well in a locker room full of large, angry men. His whole “good guy” mantra may have worked at Florida, but his career at quarterback should have ended in the SEC. The guy was made to be a college quarterback – elusive and the type of player every Gators fan loved – but nothing more.Tebow simply doesn’t have the physical tools or skills to be a professional quarterback competing against the likes of Tom Brady and Peyton Manning. It’s not like the guy hasn’t had a chance to prove himself – he played in nine games last year, and his stats weren’t exactly mind-blowing. The so-called quarterback completed just 50 percent of his passes and threw five touchdowns and three interceptions, so it’s not like he wowed the Broncos with his rocket-powered arm (that’s a joke – Tebow actually has a very weak arm).The most overrated player in the league doesn’t rack up yards on the ground, either. Admittedly, his six rushing touchdowns in 2010 are impressive, but Tebow averaged just 5.3 yards per carry. He’s a run-first quarterback, and the only problem is that run-first quarterbacks rarely, if ever, work in the NFL. His speed on the ground carried him in college, but the speed and agility of defensive players at the professional level will keep Tebow from picking up big gains on the ground.The guy gets more attention then any other player in the NFL who hasn’t done anything of note, and I don’t understand why. While I realize his appeal, he in no way deserves the amount of hype and attention he gets when he has (mostly) been a backup.Tebow has enough trouble taking a snap from under center and throwing the football correctly – he’s in no way ready to be a starting NFL quarterback. Kyle Orton is not exactly an All-Pro signal-caller either, but he has proven himself much more than Tebow and deserves the starting spot.Part of me believes the Broncos know they aren’t going anywhere this season and are making the change at quarterback solely to fill seats at Mile High Stadium. Why else would John Fox put Tebow under center?last_img read more

MLB All-Star celebrity softball game 2019: Roster boasts famous names, former athletes, J.R. Smith

first_imgMLB All-Star rosters | Futures Game roster | Celebrity softball game rosterWho’s on the 2019 celebrity softball game roster?CelebritiesNameFrom where?Stephanie BeatrizActress (“Brooklyn 99”)Drew CareyTV hostPriah FergusonActress (“Stranger Things”)Max GreenfieldActor (“New Girl”)Jamie FoxxActor/musician/comedianMachine Gun KellyRapperAllie LaForceSports broadcasterJerry LorenzoFashion designerAnthony MackieActor (“Hurt Locker,” Marvel franchise)Dr. OzTV hostDascha PolancoActress (“Orange is the New Black”)QuincyActor (“Star”)Scott RogowskyHost of DAZN’s “ChangeUp”Colton UnderwoodTV persona (“The Bachelor”)Daddy YankeeMusicianFormer MLB playersNameMLB HRsSBsKsJim Thome612192548Ryan Howard382121843Mike Napoli267391468Travis Hafner21311976Kenny Lofton1306221016Carlos Baerga13459580Non-baseball athletesNameFrom where?Jennie FinchU.S. softballTravis KelceNFL (Chiefs)Stipe MiocicMMA fighterMike “The Miz” MizaninWWEJoe ThomasNFL (Browns)Class of his ownNameJ.R. SmithWho’s NOT on the 2019 celebrity softball game roster?These are people with Cleveland ties — sports or otherwise — who would have been fun to see on the field.Cleveland athletesNameCleveland teamSuperpowerRoberto AlomarIndiansGlove of goldAlbert BelleIndiansMammoth home runsLeBron JamesCavaliersMight be SupermanCleveland nativesNameOccupationHalle BerryActressKid CudiMusicianSteve HarveyTV personalityWhen is the MLB All-Star celebrity softball game, and what TV channel is it on?The contest will begin at 5 p.m. ET Sunday, July 7, but won’t be broadcast nationally until Monday, July 8, on ESPN. The TV airing will begin immediately following the Home Run Derby. The 2019 MLB All-Star celebrity softball game will carry a distinct Cleveland flavor, showing off an array of well-know actors and musicians from the area as well as beloved local athletes.Jamie Foxx, Jim Thome and J.R. Smith are among the most famous people who will be present at Progressive Field. The MVP of last year’s celebrity game, WWE wrestler Mike “The Miz” Mizanin, is back to defend his award. MORE: Watch ‘ChangeUp,’ a new MLB live whiparound show on DAZNWhile the contest will take place Sunday, July 7, it won’t be televised until the following night.Here’s a full look at who made the rosters — and who we wish had participated.last_img read more

Sumner County sports scoreboard and schedule: Jan. 12, 2015…

first_imgOxford at South Haven CV-Dexter at Caldwell Conway Springs at Wich. Independent Belle Plaine at ChaparralApproximate: G- 6 p.m., B- 7:30 South Haven at Flinthills BasketballClearwater, homeFreshman B&G – 4:15 p.m. Varsity girls, JV boys – 6 p.m. Varsity boys, JV girls, 7:30 p.m. WELLINGTON MIDDLE SCHOOL WrestlingVarsity tournament at Chaparral, 9 a.m. Eighth grade girls: Wellington 30 Mulvane 26Scoring: Kylie Aufdengarten 2, Natile Henning 2, Lindsay Scheufler 23 (15 points were free throws), Tori Lewellen 2, Cassandra Moody 1. There were seven 2-point baskets and 16 free throws.Seventh grade girls: Wellington A 51 Mulvane 9. Season record:  8-0 (7-0)Lexi Clift 15, Rylee Rusk 20, Draven Warnock 4, Myriland French 4, Mykiland French 2, Katrina Dvorak 2, Allison Buresh 4.Wellington B 22 Mulvane 18. 7-0 (6-0)Trinity Mason 1, Draven Warnock 7, Katrina Dvorak 2, Raegan Rascke 4, Kady Arebalo 2, Kari Dvorak 6.Eighth grade boys: Wellington A 37 Mulvane 31Zander Vargas 5, Tyler Brown 8, Gage Cunningham 2, Trevese Love 6, Blake Rausch 4, Silas Popplewell 12.8th B: Mulvane 23 Wellington 19Zane Cornejo 2 Trevese Love 6, Austin Soles 4, Malachi Macias 4, Hunter Bryant 3.Seventh grade boys: Mulvane 32 Wellington 27Luke Scheufler 6, Trenton Bannister 6, Toby Henning 5, Kade Adams 5, Berkeley Wright 3 Tanner Meyer 2. 7B Wellington 21 Mulvane 17.Chilson Ybarra 8, Sam Dickey 6, Trace Witham 2, Brayden Macias 2, Rayce Koerner-2, Bradley Jones 1———Sumner County Schedule: Monday – Saturday Thursday, Jan. 14, 2016 WELLINGTON HIGH SCHOOL Tuesday, Jan. 12, 2016 WrestlingDouble dual: w Mulvane, at Circle, 5 p.m.4 BasketballArk CityGirls – home,  4 p.m. 8B followed by 7A then 8A. Follow us on Twitter. SUMNER COUNTY TEAMScenter_img SUMNER COUNTY TEAMS Caldwell at Udall     Belle Plaine at DouglassApproximate: G- 6 p.m., B- 7:30 BasketballEl Dorado, awayFreshman B – 4:15 p.m. Varsity girls, JV boys – 6 p.m. Varsity boys, JV girls, 7:30 p.m. No C team girls. WELLINGTON HIGH SCHOOL Central at Argonia Friday, Jan. 15, 2016 Boys – away, 5 p.m. Saturday, Jan. 16, 2016 Douglass at Conway Springs WELLINGTON HIGH SCHOOL WELLINGTON HIGH SCHOOL Close Forgot password? Please put in your email: Send me my password! Close message Login This blog post All blog posts Subscribe to this blog post’s comments through… RSS Feed Subscribe via email Subscribe Subscribe to this blog’s comments through… RSS Feed Subscribe via email Subscribe Follow the discussion Comments Logging you in… Close Login to IntenseDebate Or create an account Username or Email: Password: Forgot login? Cancel Login Close Username or Email: Password: Lost your password? Cancel Login Dashboard | Edit profile | Logout Logged in as Admin Options Disable comments for this page Save Settings You are about to flag this comment as being inappropriate. Please explain why you are flagging this comment in the text box below and submit your report. The blog admin will be notified. Thank you for your input. There are no comments posted yet. Be the first one! Post a new comment Enter text right here! Comment as a Guest, or login: Login to IntenseDebate Login to Login to Twitter Go back Tweet this comment Connected as (Logout) Email (optional) Not displayed publicly. Name Email Website (optional) Displayed next to your comments. Not displayed publicly. If you have a website, link to it here. Posting anonymously. Tweet this comment Submit Comment Subscribe to None Replies All new comments Comments by IntenseDebate Enter text right here! Reply as a Guest, or login: Login to IntenseDebate Login to Login to Twitter Go back Tweet this comment Connected as (Logout) Email (optional) Not displayed publicly. Name Email Website (optional) Displayed next to your comments. Not displayed publicly. If you have a website, link to it here. Posting anonymously. Tweet this comment Cancel Submit Comment Subscribe to None Replies All new commentslast_img read more

Sharapova fights to first title since drugs ban

first_imgMaria Sharapova celebrates her winTianjin, China | AFP | Five-time Grand Slam winner Maria Sharapova was made to fight by 102nd-ranked teenager Aryna Sabalenka at the Tianjin Open on Sunday before winning her first title since her 15-month doping ban.The former world number one, who returned to action in April, came from behind in both sets and needed four championship points in the tie-breaker before beating the 19-year-old 7-5, 7-6 (10/8).Maria Sharapova def. Aryna Sabalenka 7-5 7-6(8) to win her Singles Title #36 and her first #TianjinOpen. Her first title since 2015!— Rodri #SharaFamily (@SharapovAce) October 15, 2017Sharapova clasped her hands to her chest in delight as she absorbed the feeling of winning her 36th tour title and first in more than two years since the 2015 Italian Open.Sharapova, 30, was contesting the seventh tournament of what has been an injury-plagued and controversial comeback since testing positive for the banned substance meldonium in early 2016.She exchanged 11 breaks of serve with the Belarusian, who has yet to win a WTA trophy, before finally clinching it in the tie-breaker when the teenager put a forehand return long.In a tight final of high-decibel shrieking, Sabalenka was broken in the opening game but any expectations that she would roll over quickly dissolved when she won four games in a row to go 4-1 up.Sharapova’s coach Sven Groeneveld urged her to use the body serve, and momentum immediately shifted as she held the next game and then edged a nine-minute game seven to wrestle it back on serve.THE MOMENT! @MariaSharapova wins the 2017 Tianjin Open 7-5, 7-6 in just over 2 hours ? #tianjinopen #Sharapova— Tianjin Open (@TianjinOpen) October 15, 2017 #36 I will always remember you ?— Maria Sharapova (@MariaSharapova) October 15, 2017Sabalenka angrily slammed her racquet down as she double-faulted to be broken for a third time and with Sharapova serving at 6-5, the Belarusian overcooked a forehand to hand over the set.The second set followed a similar pattern and Sabalenka was 5-1 up before Sharapova reeled her in, breaking three times — and saving a set point along the way — before serving for the match at 6-5.But a double fault from the Russian took it to a closely contested tie-break, where Sharapova held championship points four times before finally sealing it after two hours and five minutes.@MariaSharapova and her 36 trophies #Tennis #WTA #Sharapova— Sharapova Brasil (@SharapovaBR) October 15, 2017Sharapova, whose ranking has dropped to 86, has been playing on wildcards this season. Her return has proved divisive, with some rivals insisting she shouldn’t be back on tour at all.She now heads to next week’s Kremlin Cup in Moscow for the first time since 2007, after also being given a wildcard to play in what is her home tournament.bur/th/smShare on: WhatsApplast_img read more