Cricket News Shikhar Dhawan creates unique Twenty20 International world record in Sydney vs Australia

first_imgNew Delhi: Shikhar Dhawan ended a monumental year in Twenty20 Internationals with a blazing 41 off 22 balls in the third and deciding Twenty20 International against Australia in Sydney as he put Virat Kohli’s Indian cricket team on course for a series-levelling win. During the course of his knock, the left-hander created a new world record as he accumulated the most runs in a calendar year, be it men’s or women’s T20Is. During the course of his knock, Dhawan went past New Zealand woman cricketer Suzie Bates’ tally of 670 runs in 2018 as the Indian opener finished the year with 689 runs at an average of 43 with six fifties.After the end of the Brisbane game, Dhawan had 648 runs in 16 games in 2018, breaking Kohli’s mark of 641 runs which he achieved in 2016 15 games at a staggering average of 106. Only three Indians have ever crossed 500 runs in a calendar year in Twenty20 Internationals. Apart from Kohli and Dhawan, Rohit smashed 567 runs in 2018 at an average of 37.Dhawan has been the leading run-getter for India in the series against Australia, smashing 76 in the first match in Brisbane which India lost by four runs. In 2018, he has enjoyed a phenomenal year, scoring an aggressive 72 against South Africa. The left-hander began the Nidahas Trophy tri-series with aggressive fifties against Sri Lanka and Bangladesh. After scoring a blazing 74 against Ireland, Dhawan had a poor series against England but he returned in style for the West Indies series at home, smashing 92 to help India achieve a 3-0 clean sweep of the two-time World T20 champions.However, unlike Dhawan, Bates did score a hundred when she smashed 124* against South Africa in Taunton.Dhawan’s magnificent form at the top of the order has played a huge role in India registering seven consecutive bilateral series wins in Twenty20 Internationals. In the last couple of years, they have drawn a series against Australia in India and have suffered two series losses only to the West Indies. His blazing start at the top has given India a great chance to ensure their unbeaten bilateral series run in 2018 continues. For all the Latest Sports News News, Cricket News News, Download News Nation Android and iOS Mobile Apps.last_img read more

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Bayern beats Paris Saint-Germain 1-0 to win 6th European Cup

first_imgPSG’s footballing superstars were subdued at a final which lacked the usual pre-match entertainment from pop stars.Not that PSG lacked chances to take the lead at a final that should have been played in Istanbul in May, rather than the Portuguese capital in late August when seasons usually begin not end.Only the presence of “Istanbul” on the matchball that Neymar struck at Bayern goalkeeper Manuel Neuer in the 18th was a reminder here of the pandemic-enforced change of location.Neymar did spark the move that saw Ander Herrera and Di Maria combine but the Argentine could only strike over.And an interchange between Herrera and Mbappé before halftime ended with a weak shot from the French forward. Bayern beats Paris Saint-Germain 1-0 to win 6th European Cup The European Cup joins the Bundesliga trophy — won for an eighth successive season — and the German Cup.Bayern joins deposed champion Liverpool as six-time champions of Europe, only behind AC Milan (seven) and Real Madrid (13).It was the first final to end 1-0 since Real Madrid beat Juventus in 1998 which was also the last final to feature teams who qualified as domestic champions. But the singing PSG contingent around the directors’ box was silenced in a stadium that was largely empty due to coronavirus restrictions.And when the final whistle blew, Neymar was in tears, embraced by Bayern rival David Alaba. Share This StoryFacebookTwitteremailPrintLinkedinRedditLISBON, Portugal (AP) — Kingsley Coman headed Bayern Munich to a sixth Champions League title on Sunday, scoring against boyhood club Paris Saint-Germain to seal a 1-0 victory in the first final to be played without fans.While Bayern won its first final since 2013, PSG has yet to lift the European Cup despite more than $1 billion being spent on players in nine years.More than $500 million was spent on Neymar, Kylian Mbappé and Angel Di Maria but PSG looked far from formidable or threatening against the Bavarian giants who felt more assured on European club football’s biggest stage. As the costly front three were frustrated in front of goal, it was instead a winger who grew up in Paris and started his career at PSG who inflicted the blow.The 24-year-old Coman ghosted in at the far post unchecked by the PSG defense and was ready to meet a cross from Joshua Kimmich in the 59th minute.It was Bayern’s 43rd goal of a perfect European campaign that has seen Bayern become the first team to win all 11 Champions League matches.It capped an incredible transformation this season under Hansi Flick, who emerged from the shadows in November, with a promotion to the top coaching job with Bayern fourth in the Bundesliga. The season is now over — three months later than planned due to the coronavirus pandemic pause in play — with Bayern treble winners just as it was in 2013.center_img August 23, 2020 Associated Press Perhaps the only surprise was that there was no 56th goal of the season by Bayern forward Robert Lewandowski.For once his scoring contribution was not needed as this season like no other ended with a 21st successive win for Bayern as part of a 30-game unbeaten run.___More AP soccer https://apnews.com/Soccer and https://twitter.com/AP_Sportslast_img read more

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MBB : SETTING THE STANDARD: Syracuse holds off Pittsburgh to reach best start in school history

first_img Facebook Twitter Google+ Published on January 16, 2012 at 12:00 pm Commentscenter_img Dion Waiters credited Jim Boeheim with a key assist after the game.Syracuse’s lead was cut to four points by Pittsburgh after the Orange had controlled most of the game. Boeheim called a timeout to talk things over, and the head coach delivered a message to his sophomore guard.‘Coach told me, ‘Let’s go ‘D,”’ Waiters said. ‘That’s all I needed to hear.’Pittsburgh came out of the stoppage in a 2-3 zone. Waiters slashed in on the left side of the defense and zipped a pass across the court to a wide-open Kris Joseph. Joseph swished the 3 to put the lead back at seven. Two possessions later, Waiters buried a catch-and-shoot 3 from the left wing to give SU a comfortable 10-point lead.The Panthers never got within eight points after the Waiters 3-pointer as No. 1 Syracuse held on for a 71-63 win in front of 24,826 at the Carrier Dome on Monday. SU (20-0, 7-0 Big East) exploded out of the gates to take a 15-2 lead less than five minutes in, but Pittsburgh (11-8, 0-6 Big East) simply refused to go away until the back-to-back 3’s late in the second half put the game out of reach.AdvertisementThis is placeholder text‘I just tried to pick it up,’ Waiters said. ‘I had a lack of energy in the first half because I’m still getting over a cold. I just couldn’t find it in the first half. But once (Boeheim) told me that, I just blocked the cold out and everything and just picked it up.’The victory tied Boeheim with legendary Kentucky head coach Adolph Rupp for the fourth-most wins (876) by a coach in Division I history. It also gave the 20-0 Orange the best start in program history, one win better than the 19-0 start by the 1999-2000 team.‘It’s cool just to be in the history books,’ junior guard Brandon Triche said. ‘Your name is going to be part of the team. That’s the great part about it.’Early on, it looked like Syracuse would have no trouble getting the record-setting win.On Pittsburgh’s first possession of the game, center Fab Melo stuffed a putback attempt, grabbed the loose ball and sent an outlet pass to Triche. The guard quickly dished the ball to Joseph cutting to the hoop on the left side, and he finished with an easy layup on SU’s first touch of the game.That was the first play of a 15-2 run highlighted by easy alley-oops, dunks and layups. Scoop Jardine, who finished with 12 points and 10 assists, connected with Melo and Joseph for three straight easy looks at the rim.‘We just came out with a lot of energy and knocked down shots,’ Triche said. ‘We turned them over a little bit more than we usually do in the beginning of games and got some transition points.’But Pittsburgh withstood the fast start from the Orange and worked its way back into the game. The Syracuse lead never grew past 14 points, due mostly to the Panthers dominance down low. They hauled in 12 more rebounds than SU and consistently got to the free-throw line.Boeheim said he was pleased with SU’s defensive effort in the first half, but the head coach thinks the Orange needs to improve its effort after halftime.The defensive lapses allowed Pittsburgh to close the gap in the second half, and the Panthers eventually worked their way within 53-49 before the game swung decisively back to SU. Joseph, who missed his first five shots from deep on the night, buried an open 3.The Panthers had a chance to once again climb back into the game, but John Johnson missed solid look for 3. And Waiters put the game out of reach on the next possession.‘We haven’t been making many perimeter shots,’ Boeheim said. ‘I think that’s something that’s been a little bit of a concern. But we made those two when we really needed them.’SU finished just 5-of-18 from long range on the night, but the back-to-back 3’s by Waiters and Joseph proved to be the difference. The Panthers never got back into striking distance in the last seven minutes, and Syracuse hung on for the record-setting win.‘We’re still getting better,’ Waiters said. ‘We’re still progressing. When that Big East tournament comes around, when that NCAA Tournament comes around, I think we’re going to be much better than we are right now.’zjbrown@syr.edulast_img read more

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A bigger faceoff: Syracuse lacrosse commit doubles as aspiring oncologist

first_img Published on April 23, 2014 at 1:49 am Contact Josh: jmhyber@syr.edu Facebook Twitter Google+ It’s shortly before 8 a.m. on a Wednesday, and a black Dodge Nitro pulls into the parking lot of the Florida Oncology Network office on North Orange Avenue in Orlando.It’s junior internship week at Lake Highland Preparatory School last April, and today, 17-year-old Max Parker will shadow renowned radiology oncologist Dr. Michael Sombeck.Parker follows Sombeck on his rounds and into his meetings — he sees patients fighting to live another day, intimate details of chemotherapy sessions and families watching their loved ones suffer.By noon, Parker has seen it all. His decision has been made.“I decided after a lot of mental answering and mental debating, I want to really embrace it and see what I can do,” Parker said.AdvertisementThis is placeholder textThat evening, Parker sits down on a couch across from his mother Kerry and tells her the gruesome details of his day.“Mom,” he says. “This is what I want to do. I want to help these people.”“Are you sure you want do this?” she asks. “Are you sure? Are you sure?”“More than ever,” Max says. “I was made for this.”Now a senior at Lake Highland (Orlando, Fla.) and a Syracuse men’s lacrosse commit, Parker has his sights set on more than just lacrosse fame. Regarded as one of the premier faceoff specialists in the country, Parker will arrive next year to try to answer Syracuse’s well-documented faceoff question.But for Parker, a future biology major, it’ll pale in comparison to the other questions he hopes to answer in life.***Parker was the kid in elementary school who always put his arm around the student being bullied. In fourth grade, if a family member said he or she was feeling sick, Parker was on the Internet researching ways to treat it. As an undersized offensive lineman in middle school, he did everything he could to block Florida’s skilled pass rushers.Anything he could do to lend a hand, he did. Parker was compassionate beyond his years.In the summer before his junior year at Lake Highland, Parker’s friend Lucas Anderson was dying from osteosarcoma, the most common form of bone cancer, and was placed in hospice care.On July 7, 2012, Parker and Anderson exchanged a series of Facebook mobile messages throughout the course of the day. Parker told Anderson that, with a career in oncology, he would always be on Parker’s mind.The next day, Anderson died.“That touched both him and I, big time,” said Sergio Salcido, a friend of Parker and Anderson’s and a current Syracuse midfielder.The heartbreak continued.In September 2013, Parker learned his ninth-grade English teacher Kimberly Miles had been diagnosed with breast cancer. Within hours, Parker texted Miles’ daughter Allie — a junior at Lake Highland — a simple message:“I’m coming over and taking you for Italian Ices. No questions asked.”The Miles family waited to leave for a planned vacation until Parker and Allie returned home.In late January 2014, Parker heard the news that his science teacher Jill Smith had also been diagnosed with breast cancer.“I ended up asking myself a lot of questions about why,” Parker said. “You know, I’m a religious person, and I asked myself, ‘Why does cancer exist? Why do bad things happen to good people?’“Right then and there, it hit me — I could connect those together and make something beautiful happen.”With the help of Susan Clayton, the Director of Development at Lake Highland, Parker came up with an idea to raise money for breast cancer research.At the start of his junior season, Parker began raising money for every faceoff he won. The proceeds go to the Breast Cancer Research Foundation — an organization that donates 91 cents of every dollar directly to cancer research. Pledges range from a penny to $10 and to this point, Max has raised around $20,000.“Let’s show how many people are affected by this,” Parker said. “Let’s show that Jill Smith and Kimberly Miles and I could list the names — that they’re not alone in this. We’re all behind every one of you.“My life goal is to leave this world a remembered person. I remember thinking, ‘What can I do, on a smaller scale, but something I can do to leave a legacy before I go off to college?’”***During the first week of April, juniors at Lake Highland are required to take a three-day internship in a field he or she wants to pursue. Naturally, Parker chose oncology.On Wednesday, Parker shadowed Dr. Sombeck in his radiation oncology office. On Thursday and Friday, he shadowed Dr. Robert Reynolds at the Cancer Institute of Florida.“I just remember talking to these people and realizing how amazing and how strong they are,” Parker said. “They pull out this strength that’s not something you can describe with words. They almost become evolved forms of themselves, even more incredible then they already were. And that part fascinated me.“I fight on for both of those people. And I fight on for all the ones that have been affected.”One patient had been diagnosed with cancer during her pregnancy, but opted not to undergo chemotherapy because she didn’t want to harm the baby. When the woman met with Dr. Reynolds after she gave birth, Parker was in the room when she found out she had seven or eight months to live.“The stories are just tragic,” Kerry Parker says. “But Max has continued on. He’s told me this: ‘If there’s one patient that he can help ease their life at the end, or reassure them, his life is made.’”After one painful day with Dr. Reynolds, Kerry remembers Parker walking into her and her husband Steve’s bedroom around 11 p.m. Parker sat on the floor and started a casual conversation, but at times dosed off and fell asleep. Each time Kerry told Parker to go to his bedroom, Parker said he was fine.After Parker fell asleep several times, Kerry relented. She got up and slipped a pillow underneath his head and threw a blanket over him. Although Parker was gone when Kerry awoke in the middle of the night, she and her husband realized that with whatever Parker had seen at the hospital that day, he didn’t want to be alone.***Lake Highland head coach Chris Spaulding was born in Horseheads, N.Y., and grew up a fan of Syracuse athletics. He knows the history and tradition of the SU men’s lacrosse program. More importantly, though, he’s one of the few people who knows both the program’s present and future.Spaulding witnessed Parker evolve into one of the most talented high school faceoff specialists he’s ever seen. When Lake Highland lost the 2012 state championship game to St. Andrews School (Fla.) – a victory spearheaded by faceoff specialist Kyle Clemenza – Parker was buried on the depth chart.But when Parker took over as the full-time specialist in 2013, the Highlanders beat St. Andrews 5-4 in a state finals rematch.Parker knows Syracuse’s history, too. He watched Syracuse struggle at the faceoff X in last year’s national championship game against Duke, and was warned by Spaulding afterward that he would probably be getting a phone call from Syracuse sometime soon. Within a week, Parker was on the phone with Salcido, who had been told by SU assistant coach Lelan Rogers to reach out.In August, Parker will join his buddy Salcido in Syracuse and immediately try to establish himself in the SU faceoff rotation.As often as he is on the lacrosse field, though, Max will spend hours in the Center for Science and Technology and Life Sciences buildings, which he credits as one of the main reasons he’s coming to SU.It’ll be in those buildings where Parker will put to use the oncology books that already lie on the backseat of his Dodge.The diagnoses he was giving in fourth grade, those will soon become real.“When I’m laying down on my death bed one day, I’ll look back knowing I gave it all I possibly had,” Max said. “Whether that be starting this research, being an oncologist, serving my community or winning as many faceoffs as I can for Syracuse University.“It’s all just part of the plan that’s going to make me a happy person.” Commentslast_img read more

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Syracuse drops matches to Notre Dame, Boston College on the road, continues to struggle against ACC

first_imgFor the second weekend in a row, Syracuse struggled on the road against Atlantic Coast Conference opponents. The Orange lost to Notre Dame (4-11, 1-3 ACC) in four sets and Boston College (7-7, 2-1) in three.SU (7-9, 0-4) has now lost its last four games — all against ACC teams.Notre Dame dominated the first set against the Orange, taking it 25-11. But SU countered in the second, using a Silvi Uattara kill and an attack error by Notre Dame to break a 24-24 tie and win, 26-24.In the third set, Notre Dame took an 8-0 lead to start. Down 18-5, SU scored seven straight points to pull within six, behind Syracuse outside hitter Valeriya Shaipova’s three service aces and one kill. After two Notre Dame attack errors brought the Orange within two, the Fighting Irish took the next two points and the set, 25-21.SU trailed Notre Dame, 20-18, in the fourth set, but the Fighting Irish converted five straight kills to end the match.AdvertisementThis is placeholder textAgainst Boston College, Syracuse avoided another slow start. The first set was tied at seven points apiece, but Boston College scored six of the next seven points and eventually won the set, 25-18.The Golden Eagles won a tightly contested second set, 25-22, and the third was even closer. SU held match point twice with leads of 26-25 and 28-27, but Boston College converted the last three points of the set to win, 30-28.ACC play continues for the Orange when it hosts Miami on Friday at 7 p.m.Compiled by Jon Mettus, staff writer. Comments Facebook Twitter Google+ Published on October 5, 2014 at 4:23 pmlast_img read more

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Syracuse women’s lacrosse earns 4 preseason All-American honors

first_img Facebook Twitter Google+ Published on January 22, 2020 at 6:02 pm Contact Tim: tnolan@syr.edu Syracuse women’s lacrosse featured four players on Inside Lacrosse’s preseason All-American list. Senior Emily Hawryschuk and sophomore Sarah Cooper were first-team selections, redshirt junior Kerry Defliese was named to the second team and sophomore Megan Carney earned an honorable mention. The Orange are one of three Division I teams with multiple first-team selections. Hawryschuk, an attacker, earned IWLCA All-American honors last season after leading the team with 75 goals — second-most in SU single-season history. Cooper gets the nod after notching 2019 ACC rookie of the year last summer. The defender led the Orange with 33 caused turnovers and was second on the team with 36 ground balls. Cooper was the only freshman in the country on the 2019 Tewaaraton Award Watch List. Another returner to the Orange defense, Defliese, was second on the team in caused turnovers (28) and third in ground balls (33). Both Defliese and Cooper were voted to the 2019 All-ACC second team. Attacker Megan Carney was third on the team in goals (32) and second in assists (24). The sophomore had five points in both of SU’s NCAA Tournament games last spring.AdvertisementThis is placeholder textSyracuse opens the season on Feb. 7 at home against Canisius. Commentslast_img read more

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Superlatives from Syracuse’s 81-53 win against North Carolina

first_imgUPDATED: March 13, 2020 at 10:36 a.m.GREENSBORO, N.C. — As conferences around the country banned fans from attending their tournaments due to concerns surrounding the coronavirus, Syracuse (18-14, 10-10 Atlantic Coast) defeated North Carolina (14-19, 6-14) 81-53 on Wednesday night in the Greensboro Coliseum. Elijah Hughes led all scorers with 27 points while Bourama Sidibe scored 12 points and snagged 13 rebounds for the Orange.A few weeks removed from a 13-point loss, Syracuse looked like a different team in its rematch with North Carolina. Below are superlatives from the game.The Big Moment: Throughout the first half, Syracuse had outscored North Carolina but never pulled away. With about 5:30 left in the first frame, that changed. Syracuse went on a 15-0 tear and entered the halftime break up 21 points. Quincy Guerrier hit a shot from the foul line and finished on a transition alley-oop. Sidibe hit several free throws, and Joe Girard III drilled a 3-pointer from the corner. North Carolina never came close after Syracuse created the wide gap.AdvertisementThis is placeholder textStud: Elijah Hughes The leading scorer in the ACC proved why he earned all-conference, first-team honors earlier this week. On his first shot of the game, Hughes sank a 3-pointer. Then he played the foul game, both drawing a charge and earning three chances from the charity stripe. He picked off passes and finished down at the other end. To end the first half, he hit two contested shots in the final 40 seconds. The first came spinning through several defenders and hitting a floating jumper. The second was a fadeaway jumper just before the halftime buzzer. The team lashed out in multiple “Let’s go” chants as Hughes darted for the locker room.  Dud: Cole Anthony Anthony looked nothing like the freshman that shot 7-of-11 from 3 in late February. Anthony clanked long 3-pointers and sent passes out of bounds. Syracuse often hedged a defender out on him by the 3-point line. It left a bigger hole in the middle of the zone but was a tradeoff for holding Anthony well under his 25-point mark from the first meeting. Anthony didn’t score until well into the first half and finished with just five points. He never found a rhythm feeding Tar Heel players, and it showed with an inconsistent flow to the Tar Heels offense. With Anthony shooting 2-of-10 from the field. The Tar Heels jammed the ball inside. It didn’t work often enough. Despite open looks in the middle, UNC couldn’t convert. The Tar Heels finished the game shooting 33.3% from the field.  Highlight: Quincy Guerrier’s alley-oop Perhaps it was the magnitude of the run or perhaps it was the length of the lob, but something about Girard’s alley-oop to Guerrier embodied Syracuse’s win on Wednesday night. Running in transition beyond the foul line, Girard (eight assists) tossed up a pass to the far edge of the rim. From out of frame on a tight-angle look, Guerrier flew in. He snagged the ball and flushed it home to keep momentum during Syracuse’s defining run of the game. Lowlight: Fouls Had the game stayed close into the second half, Syracuse would’ve likely found itself in foul trouble yet again. Marek Dolezaj picked up his third foul with more than four minutes remaining in the first half. After Dolezaj’s incidental contact during an offensive possession put him two fouls away from exiting the game for good, Boeheim pulled the junior forward. With Sidibe picking up his third foul early in the second half and Hughes picking up a third foul, Syracuse had three players with three fouls with more than 10 minutes left in the game.CORRECTION: In a previous version of this post, Syracuse’s record was misstated. The Daily Orange regrets this error. Comments Facebook Twitter Google+ Published on March 11, 2020 at 11:42 pm Contact Josh: jlschafe@syr.edu | @Schafer_44last_img read more

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Whicker: Nationals are bringing their ghost-busting act to L.A.

first_imgHe hit .394 in August with eight home runs as the Nationals solidified their playoff position. They were 33 games over .500 after the end of May.Juan Soto also could use this series as an introduction to America, although he started that process with the big eighth-inning hit on Thursday. He had 110 runs and 110 RBIs this season and has 180 RBIs before his 21st birthday.There are some franchises that specialize in October heartbreak, with blown ninth-inning leads in clinching games, with a late-night loss to the Dodgers in which Clayton Kershaw got the save in relief of Kenley Jansen.And sometimes those are the teams that free themselves from the pressure, keep playing in the margins, and startle the world by winning. The hockey team in Washington did something like that in 2018.The Nationals have some of those characteristics, if they can just outsource the 27th out. Dodgers’ Max Muncy trying to work his way out of slow start Cody Bellinger homer gives Dodgers their first walkoff win of season Dodgers hit seven home runs, sweep Colorado Rockies It’s not like lefty Sean Doolittle can’t save a game. He saved 29 this year. It might be instructive, in terms of negative reinforcement, that his WHIP was 1.120 on the road and 1.429 at home.The subterranean hero was Daniel Hudson, who put in some time with the Dodgers and has worn six MLB uniforms. In Washington, he walked four and struck out 23 in 25 innings. That made him a Messiah, and then he handled the ninth with only moderate stress on Tuesday.Offensively, the Nationals survived the loss of Harper, although their attendance faded to 11th in the league. Their strikeouts also dwindled, to second-fewest in the league. They swam against the trend by turning loose their speed. Trea Turner stole 35 bases and Victor Robles 28, and the Nats tied St. Louis for the league lead with 116 steals. (The top four stolen-base teams all made the NL playoffs.)Without Harper, they scored 0.64 more runs per game last year. It is hard to convince anyone in D.C. that third baseman Anthony Rendon shouldn’t be the MVP after he compiled a 1.010 OPS with 80 walks and only 86 strikeouts, hit .365 with men in scoring position and led the NL in doubles (44) and RBIs (126).Related Articles How Dodgers pitcher Ross Stripling topped the baseball podcast empire center_img Nothing sums up the excesses of the 2019 season like this: The bullpen of the Washington Nationals gave up nearly one-and-a-half baserunners per inning this season.The Nationals still got into the playoffs. They beat Milwaukee on Tuesday night, then winged west to play the Dodgers in the National League Division Series.Kris Kristofferson wrote the walk-in music for this bullpen in 1970: “Help Me Make It Through The Night!” The 1.48 WHIP (walks, hits per innings pitched) was the worst in the National League. It gave up 1.55 home runs per nine innings. Its performance was the one shared opinion in our nation’s capital.Yet the Nationals, underdogs from the moment Bryce Harper took Philadelphia’s money, are here, and they will present some problems for the Dodgers. Fire danger is on Dave Roberts’ mind as Dodgers head to San Francisco Washington survived because nearly everyone’s bullpen wavered, too, and because it was unusually strong in the front. The Nationals led the NL in quality starts. That strong point was weakened Tuesday in the wild-card game, since Stephen Strasburg had to bridge the gap between Max Scherzer and the bullpen. It’s likely that Patrick Corbin will handle Game 1 on Thursday night in Dodger Stadium.There is a Cy Young case to be made for Strasburg, who led the NL in wins (18) and innings pitched (207). By adding more sinkers and curves, he has become approximately the pitcher that Washington thought it was getting in 2010, when the Potomac quit flowing on nights he appeared.Corbin is the former Angel who went to Arizona in the Dan Haren deal and has won 39 games the past three seasons, evolving into the type of sinker-slider guy who was supposed to be termed out. Of the Dodgers who will face Corbin in this series, only Justin Turner has homered.Scherzer, of course, is the three-time Cy Young Award winner who is escaping back problems and still led the league in strikeouts per nine innings (12.7). He pitched only four times in July and August, but he struck out 11 and 10 in his final starts in September.All three have superior pitchability and aren’t that bothered by the dreaded Third Time Through the lineup. Scherzer has his postseason ghosts, including three homers in 12 innings when he faced the Dodgers in the 2016 Division Series. Washington’s fans have no problem with him, as long as someone locks the bullpen door. Newsroom GuidelinesNews TipsContact UsReport an Errorlast_img read more

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Erase your criminal record… Attorney Linda Howerton can help you

first_img(Advertisement) Erase Your Criminal Record! For $400 Flat Fee per Sumner County District Court Case, $280 Flat Fee per Wellington Municipal Court Case – which includes filing feesLimited Time Only! - Misdemeanor or Felony Expungements - Sumner and Wellington Only.You may expunge or erase your criminal record for a flat fee of $400 for each Sumner County District Court case or $280 for each Wellington Municipal Court case.  Both amounts include the filing fees.  Convictions or arrests may be eligible.  All cases must be paid for by March 31, 2016 to be eligible for this flat rate.You must have no criminal convictions for at least three to five years following the end of your probation or parole and meet other statutory eligibility requirements.  If non-eligibility can be determined without research, there will be no charge.  If research is needed to determine what you were arrested for or convicted of OR when your probation or parole period ended AND you are determined to be NOT eligible for filing for an expungement, there will be a $70 charge and the remainder will be refunded to you.  Therefore, bring any documentation you may have when you see the attorney.  Once the motion is filed, no money will be refunded, regardless of the outcome.An expungement will block your conviction or arrest from certain employers and others as allowed by statute, however it does not totally erase your record.Filing does not guarantee an expungement, but your case will be brought before the judge for him to decide whether an expungement should be granted.  Other restrictions may apply. If interested call or come by the Law Office of AttorneyLinda K. Howerton219 W. 15th StreetWellington, Kansas 67152620-326-3774lindakhowerton.comlast_img read more

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Juventus out to beat Man Utd to Kane deal and partner him with Ronaldo

first_imgJUVENTUS are eyeing a dream move for Tottenham star Harry Kane so he can forge a prolific partnership with Cristiano Ronaldo, according to reports.The Old Lady want a new frontman in the summer as a long-term replacement for Gonzalo Higuain who turns 33 this year.3 Juventus will make their move for Spurs striker Harry KaneJuve are considering cashing in on the Argentine veteran if they can find a buyer as he refuses to return to Turin amid the ongoing coronavirus pandemic.The Serie A champions want their players back at the club next week where they can isolate for 14 days before returning to training in some capacity.But according to Corriere dello Sport, Higuain is refusing a return to Italy and remains in his native country looking after his mother who is battling cancer.His contract has just a year to run but they will waste no time in stepping up their plans to land England ace Kane.The 26-year-old stunned Tottenham fans last month by admitting he may be forced to leave the club in search of silverware if the club is not progressing on the field.It is set to spark a transfer scramble with Real Madrid and Manchester United both preparing huge transfers in the region of £200million.But Juve are ready to trump their move and believe the lure of playing alongside Ronaldo will convince him to make the switch across Europe.3most read in footballTHROUGH ITRobbie Keane reveals Claudine’s father was ’50-50′ in coronavirus battleTOP SELLERGavin Whelan has gone from League of Ireland to David Beckham’s InstagramPicturedAN EYEFULMeet Playboy model and football agent Anamaria Prodan bidding to buy her own clubI SAW ROORodallega saw Rooney ‘drinking like madman’ & Gerrard ‘on bar dancing shirtless’ExclusiveRIYAD RAIDMan City’s Riyad Mahrez has three luxury watches stolen in £500,000 raidNEXT STEPJonny Hayes set to move to English Championship having been let go by CelticREF RELEASEDChampions League ref Vincic released by cops after arrest in prostitution raidKEANE DEALEx Man United youth ace David Jones says Roy Keane negotiated a contract for himNICE RONCristiano Ronaldo goes on family bike ride with partner Georgina Rodriguez & kidsREF RAIDChampions League ref Vincic ‘arrested in raid into drugs and prostitution ring’It could come down to a two-horse race between United and Juve with Real Madrid prioritising Kylian Mbappe.Spurs chief Daniel Levy will also been reluctant to sell directly to a Premier League rival giving Juventus the advantage.Any move could be put on hold for another year with finances set to be tight after Covid-19 brought the season to an early halt.3 Juventus want Kane to partner Cristiano Ronaldo in attackCredit: ReutersHarry Redknapp says Harry Kane would be a great fit for Man Utdlast_img read more

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