Update on the latest sports

first_img— The Penguins will head into whatever becomes of the NHL postseason without forward Nick Bjugstad (BYOOG’-stad). General manager Jim Rutherford says Bjugstad underwent spinal surgery to repair a herniated disk after experiencing a “setback” while recovering from a lower-body injury suffered just before the NHL went on hiatus due to the COVID-19 pandemic. Bjugstad had just one goal and two points in 13 games for the Pens this season.— Red Wings general manager Steve Yzerman (EYE’-zur-muhn) is keeping coach Jeff Blashill (BLA’-shihl) despite missing the playoffs for the fourth consecutive season. Yzerman told reporters his previously announced plans to keep Blashill behind the bench have not changed. The Wings won a league-low 17 games and posted the third-worst winning percentage in team history.— The Canucks are considering moving training camp to the United States because of Canada’s 14-day mandatory quarantine requirement for those arriving in the country. Canucks general manager Jim Benning says the team is still in the early stages of that possibility. He said he has talked to colleagues with other Canadian teams about the quarantine regulation and how it might put them at a competitive disadvantage. Concerns about Canadian coronavirus restrictions could push hockey south of the 49th parallel into the U.S. this summer.NASCAR-CHARLOTTECup race rained out Packers’ Jones says his contract status won’t distract himUNDATED (AP) — Packers running back Aaron Jones says he wants to remain in Green Bay for his entire career and that he won’t let speculation about his future distract him as he enters the final season of his contract.The Packers drafted Boston College running back A.J. Dillon in the second round last month, a move that raised questions about Jones’ long-term future with the franchise.The 2017 fifth-round draft pick from UTEP tied for the NFL lead with 16 touchdown runs while gaining 1,084 yards on the ground. Jones also had 49 receptions for three touchdowns.NBA-KNICKS-FRONT OFFICE Associated Press The league has advised teams to prepare for a roster of 28 players and an unlimited number of goaltenders for training camp and the playoffs. Several general managers say they were told that would be the anticipated roster limit. Each team is limited to 50 personnel of any kind in one of the two cities that would host games.The NHL announced Tuesday that it has abandoned the regular season and will go straight to a 24-team postseason if play is allowed to resume. The league shut down March 12 due to the coronavirus pandemic.The NHL has had 16-team playoffs since it became a 21-team circuit before the 1979-80 season.The NHL says training camp isn’t expected to begin before early July. Games could begin in late July or early August.In other NHL news: May 27, 2020 Update on the latest sports CONCORD, N.C. (AP) — Wednesday’s NASCAR Cup race at Charlotte Motor Speedway has been rained out and rescheduled for Thursday night.The starting order for the second Cup race at Charlotte this week was set based on the finishing order of the Coca-Cola 600 but with an inversion. Hendrick Motorsports teammates William Byron and Alex Bowman will start from the pole, while Coca-Cola 600 winner Brad Keselowski will start 20th.The postponement also pushes back the upcoming Xfinity race from Thursday to Monday.The second consecutive Wednesday night race would have been the fourth for the elite Cup Series since May 17.NFL-PACKERS-JONES Share This StoryFacebookTwitteremailPrintLinkedinRedditNHL-NEWSNHL teams likely to have 28-player rostersUNDATED (AP) — The NHL continues to formulate plans for a possible return this summer. The series opens with the Belmont Stakes at a shortened distance on June 20, followed by the Kentucky Derby on Sept. 5 and the Preakness on Oct. 3.BAFFERT-HORSE DRUG TESTSReports: 2 horses trained by Bob Baffert fail drug testsLOS ANGELES (AP) — Published reports say that two horses from the barn of two-time Triple Crown-winning trainer Bob Baffert have tested positive for a banned substance.The New York Times and Louisville Courier-Journal have cited unidentified sources in reporting the positive tests occurred during the recent meet at Oaklawn in Arkansas. Hurley angered by school’s handing of sexual harassment allegationsTEMPE, Ariz. (AP) — Arizona State men’s basketball coach Bobby Hurley sent an email to Ray Anderson last season alleging the Arizona State athletic director minimized sexual harassment allegations by the wives of three athletic staff members against a school booster.In the email obtained by Yahoo Sports, Hurley accused Anderson on Dec. 8 of disregarding the safety of and showing no sensitivity toward the women. Hurley also accused Anderson of coming up with a numeric scale to judge the harassment claims by the women, including Hurley’s wifeVIRUS OUTBREAK-SPORTSMLB players ponder owners’ salary plan In other news related to the coronavirus pandemic:— The NBA has reminded its teams that players currently outside the U.S. have been cleared to return, though quarantine rules may apply in some areas. Acting Secretary of Homeland Security Chad Wolf signed an order last week providing the exemption for professional athletes from rules put in place during the pandemic that would have otherwise barred their entry into the country. A small number of NBA players from foreign countries left for home during the pandemic.— Basketball Hall of Fame chairman Jerry Colangelo told ESPN that the enshrinement ceremony for Kobe Bryant, Kevin Garnett, Tim Duncan and five others will be delayed until the spring of 2021 because of the coronavirus pandemic. The ceremony was to have taken place in Springfield on Aug. 29. Bryant, Garnett and Duncan all got into the Hall in their first year as finalists, as did WNBA great Tamika Catchings.— The NBA has been sued by the owners of the building that houses the NBA Store, who say the league owes more than $1.2 million after not paying rent in April or May. The league responded by saying it doesn’t believe the suit has merit, because it was forced to close the New York store due to the pandemic. The suit claims NBA Media Ventures, LLC is required to pay $625,000 of its $7.5 million annual fee on the first day of each month under teams of its lease.— A 16-player team tennis event featuring Australian Open champion Sofia Kenin and U.S. Open champion Bianca Andreescu (an-dree-EHS’-koo) will take place next month in Charleston, South Carolina. The Credit One Bank Invitation will also include Victoria Azarenka, Sloane Stephens and Madison Keys. It will be played from June 23-28. Organizers say the event will be conducted without fans. HORSE RACING-TRIPLE CROWNTriple Crown entry deadline setUNDATED (AP) — The final deadline to nominate horses to the rescheduled Triple Crown series is June 3.Owners and trainers can make 3-year-old thoroughbreds eligible for the three-race series at a cost of $3,000. That’s half the original price as a result of the coronavirus pandemic, which is forcing the series to be run out of order for the first time since 1931.The late nominations were originally due March 30 but were postponed until the Triple Crown races were rescheduled. A total of 347 horses were made eligible to the Triple Crown during the early nomination phase. UNDATED (AP) — Baseball players will take at least a few days and possibly until next week to respond to Major League Baseball’s proposed sliding scale of salary slashing.But people familiar with their deliberations tell The Associated Press that players appeared likely to propose increasing the number of regular-season games this year while holding to their demand for full prorated salaries. One said that many players were angered by the teams proposal made Tuesday.Stars Mike Trout and Gerrit Cole would lose the most under the proposal teams made Tuesday, about 77% of the $36 million each they were set to be paid this season. A big leaguer earning $1 million or less would keep at least 43% of his salary under the six-tier scale.The reductions are being proposed by owners for a pandemic-delayed season in ballparks without fans.The players’ association called the proposal “extremely disappointing.” — If the postponed French Open tennis tournament is held in September, it could be staged with a limited number of spectators or without any fans at all. The general director of the French tennis federation tells The Associated Press that limiting the number of people allowed inside the gates at Roland Garros to varying degrees is an option that is being considered. He says keeping everyone away from the tournament would be a last resort.— The Kentucky Horse Racing Commission has approved Keeneland’s request for a five-day, spectator-free meet July 8-12 that will allow the running of marquee prep races for the rescheduled Kentucky Derby and Oaks. Keeneland canceled its 16-day spring meet in March amid public health concerns because of the outbreak.— The Nevada Athletic Commission has unanimously agreed to allow two UFC events and two Top Rank boxing shows in Las Vegas over the next two weeks. The decision ends the moratorium on combat sports that has been in place in Nevada since March 14, when the commission stopped competition amid the coronavirus pandemic. The UFC will stage shows on Saturday and June 6, while Top Rank is expected to hold boxing shows on June 9 and June 11.— Formula One has approved a budget cap that will limit team spending to $145 million next season and even less in following years, excluding driver salaries and engine costs. FIA said in a statement that the cap will be scaled down to $140 million in 2022 and $135 million for 2023-2025. F1′s finances have taken a significant hit with the first 10 races of the season either canceled or postponed because of the pandemic.— City and Wyoming state officials have announced that Cheyenne Frontier Days has been canceled for the first time in its 124-year history due to the coronavirus. Cheyenne Mayor Marian Orr told The Associated Press that event organizers of the self-proclaimed world’s largest outdoor rodeo decided the risk of spreading the virus was too great for the more than 140,000 people who visit the city for Frontier Days over the last two weeks in July. Pocoroba spent his entire 10-year career with the Braves, first joining the team for 67 games in 1975. His best season came in 1977, when he batted .290 with eight homers and 44 RBIs in 113 games.Pocoroba helped the Braves win the 1982 NL West title and had to retire two years later at age 29 following a shoulder injury.Tom Wages Funeral Services announced his death. No cause of death was given. The Times says one of the horses to test positive for lidocaine was Charlatan, considered a top contender for the Belmont Stakes in June.Baffert says he’s disappointed the Arkansas Racing Commission has violated its rules about confidentiality until the stewards have weighed in with a ruling. MLB-OBIT-POCOROBAEx-catcher Pocoroba diesATLANTA (AP) — Former Atlanta catcher and 1978 All-Star Biff Pocoroba (poh-kah-ROH’-bah) died Sunday at age 66. Knicks add to front officeNEW YORK (AP) — The New York Knicks have hired three executives as they build the front office around new President Leon Rose.Brock Aller was hired as vice president of basketball and strategic planning, Walt Perrin is the assistant general manager for college scouting and Frank Zanin the assistant general manager for pro scouting.The Knicks also announced a one-year extension for general manager Scott Perry through the 2020-21 season.COLLEGE ATHLETICS-ARIZONA STATElast_img read more

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We cannot take Leicester lightly – boss

first_imgInterim boss Roberto Di Matteo says Chelsea cannot afford to take Leicester City lightly in this weekend’s FA Cup clash.Chelsea were taken to a replay by Birmingham in the previous round and Di Matteo insists another encounter with Championship opposition will provide his players with a real test.He said: “We’ve got the players to focus on Leicester. We’ve seen how difficult our path has been so far – with Birmingham we had a replay.AdChoices广告“The players are aware that we need to perform to a very high level to go through again. In the FA Cup you have always got to expect the unexpected.”Follow West London Sport on TwitterFind us on Facebooklast_img

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USC men’s tennis wins national championship

first_imgThe No. 1 Trojans (33-1) became the third team in history to win four consecutive NCAA championships after a tight 4-2 victory over No. 3 Virginia (29-2) in the finals Tuesday in Athens, Ga.After USC defeated Virginia in the NCAA title match last season, the Trojans denied the Cavaliers’ bid for revenge behind No. 51 freshman Yannick Hanfmann’s clutch 6-4, 2-6, 7-6 (3) clincher over No. 82 Justin Shane.Hanfmann’s winning point came just minutes before 1 a.m. The Trojans were up 3-2 and just needed one more win to take the championship, but Hanfmann was on the brink of elimination at the same time that fellow freshman Roberto Quiroz was down 1-4 in his final set against Julen Urigüen.After being broken in the third set, Hanfmann trailed 4-5, but he managed to rally and break Shane back to tie it at five apiece. They ultimately duked it out in a tiebreaker, where Hanfmann came out on top 7-3 to clinch the title.The Trojans fell in an early 0-1 hole after dropping the doubles point for just the second time this season.The No. 35 pair of senior Daniel Nguyen and sophomore Ray Sarmiento fell in a 5-8 loss to Alex Domijan and Mitchell Frank, followed shortly by a 4-8 loss by Hanfmann and sophomore Emilio Gomez to Justin Shane and Julen Urigüen.After doubles action, rain postponed the match to the evening and pushed the teams indoors, where only four matches could be played at a time due to court availability.No. 1 senior Steve Johnson, No. 21 Nguyen, No. 25 Sarmiento, and No. 57 Gomez took to the courts first, while Hanfmann and Quiroz looked on from the sidelines.Johnson captured the first match with a 6-3, 6-2 victory over No. 4 Jarmere Jenkins to even the score at one apiece and extend his singles winning streak to 66.The Trojans then took the lead after Gomez ousted Drew Courtney 6-4, 6-2, but the Cavaliers countered behind No. 2 Mitchell Frank’s 6-3, 6-1 win over Nguyen.Hanfmann and Quiroz then began their singles matches while Sarmiento wrapped up a 6-4, 7-5 win over No. 39 Alex Domijan, leaving the Trojans up 3-2 and their fates in the hands of the two USC freshmen.Both Trojans split their first two sets against their opponents, but Hanfmann was the first to finish, leaving the match between Quiroz and Urigüen suspended with Quiroz down 3-4 in the third set.With 20 titles in hand, the Trojans continue to lead all schools in total team championships and join the 1966-69 USC and 1995-98 Stanford squads to be the only teams to win four consecutive national titles. The championship was also the university’s 117th national title.The victory over Virginia was the fourth straight year that the Trojans eliminated the Cavaliers from the NCAA tournament.The Trojans managed to reach the title match after a 4-1 win over crosstown rival No. 4 UCLA in the semifinals on Monday.After the Trojans took a 1-0 lead in doubles, the matches were again moved indoors due to rain. Only two singles matches could be finished at a time because both semifinal matches in the tournament were being played simultaneously.Johnson and Sarmiento took to the courts first and extended USC’s lead to 3-0 after dispatching No. 62 Clay Thompson and No. 16 Nick Meister, respectively, both to the tune of 6-1, 6-1.“I really wanted to keep playing outside because we had a good streak going on courts one and two, but we came indoors and the excitement was there,” Johnson said. “Ray and I came out and got the job done quick.”Gomez gave UCLA its only point of the match in a 3-6, 4-6 defeat to No. 84 Marcus Giron, which was followed by Nguyen’s 3-6, 6-3, 7-6 (3) comeback victory over Dennis Novikov that booked USC’s ticket to the finals.En route to the semifinals, USC also defeated Fairfield, No. 30 Texas A&M, No. 16 Illinois and No. 8 Duke. The Trojans relinquished just one point in the first four rounds, which came in a loss by Hanfmann to Duke’s Raphael Hemmeler.Despite the historic feat, the team will have little time to celebrate. Five USC players will now tackle a 64-player field in the NCAA Singles Championship, which takes place from today through Monday at the same site as the team tournament.Johnson will defend his 2011 NCAA singles title slotted at the No. 1 seed, joined by Gomez, Hanfmann, Nguyen and Sarmiento.Johnson and Quiroz will also participate in the NCAA Doubles Championship as the No. 2 seed. The last Trojan pair to take the doubles crown was Robert Farah and Kaes Van’t Hof in 2008.The doubles tournament begins Wednesday and will conclude Monday.last_img read more

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Between Marcus Cunningham and Nick DiPietro, uncertainty looms on Syracuse’s backline

first_img Published on February 28, 2017 at 2:09 am Contact Sam: sjfortie@syr.edu | @Sam4TR Facebook Twitter Google+ The praise from Syracuse head coach John Desko usually comes with a qualifier. Defenseman Nick DiPietro is good, for a freshman.Lately, the Orange has seen a lot of the true freshman on close defense. When Albany sprinted out to a 6-1 first-half lead on Feb. 18, DiPietro entered for Marcus Cunningham and rarely subbed out. After the first 20 minutes of last Saturday’s game against Army, an eventual 14-13 loss, DiPietro took the bulk of the minutes in place of the redshirt sophomore as the third defender.Asked if the disparity in minutes indicated a change in the starting rotation, Desko replied: “(DiPietro) is a freshman and has been playing well in practice. Sometimes in depends on the matchups, who they’re covering. They’re both doing OK. DiPietro’s doing a nice job, and he’s part of our future too.”It’s unclear if there will be an official switch, but the third defender spot remains the only position juggling minutes. (Desko had said before Army that Cunningham is still the starter.) The top two defenders — longstick midfield convert Scott Firman and emerging star Tyson Bomberry — seem locked in, and the long-stick midfielder rotates between Austin Fusco and Andrew Helmer. For a team struggling with injuries and inexperience, No. 10 Syracuse (2-1) needs to solidify its defensive rotation to now move forward with the season’s toughest slate of games approaching.Though DiPietro (6-foot-1, 210 pounds) and Cunningham (6-foot-2, 206) are similar in size, their styles differ. Teammates praise Cunningham’s physicality and endurance while lauding DiPietro’s speed and stick skills. The split in minutes potentially could stem from facing smaller, quicker Albany and Army teams. The proportions perhaps will skew back the other way when facing heavier attacks in teams such as Virginia (March 5) and Johns Hopkins (March 18).AdvertisementThis is placeholder text“D-P is really good at scooping the ball off the turf and pushing transition,” Bomberry said. “Marcus definitely brings a really physical presence to the game.”The pair also has nearly identical statistical lines: DiPietro has five groundballs to Cunningham’s four and each has one caused turnover. Through three games, the starting defensive line has 21 groundballs and seven caused turnovers, a decline from 23 and 13, respectively, over the same period last year.Cunningham served as the fourth defender last season, scooping up three groundballs and causing two turnovers in 10 games. He appeared to stronghold a starting spot entering this season. He’s the first name that came to mind for Desko when asked about replacing preseason All-American defender Nick Mellen, while DiPietro was more of an afterthought, to be worked in slowly. Though Desko left the Harvard scrimmage impressed for the defender’s age.The redshirt sophomore played a strong majority of the minutes in a season-opening, 13-goal win over Siena, but has appeared irregularly since. Cunningham had a pair of late slides and lost his man as Albany built a five-goal lead, and Desko consulted assistant coach Lelan Rogers. The defensive coach green-lighted the switch.“(Cunningham) is a good energy guy, especially this week,” Firman said the week after DiPietro subbed in for Cunningham against Albany. “For whatever reason, he’s been bringing a lot of energy to practice.”For now, Cunningham appears to maintain the edge. Desko, however, said DiPietro did a “solid job” against Army and has improved his slide package recognition and reaction. Multiple teammates called him poised. In the meantime, Firman and goalie Evan Molloy have taken on mentorship roles for the true freshman by helping him study and feel more comfortable in the offense.“You’re going to make mistakes (as a freshman),” Firman said. “But if you make them going 100 miles an hour, it’s not gonna be as big a deal.”The defense, as a whole, seems solidified with one missing piece. The Orange may end up opponent-contingent mixing and matching, or one player could win the job outright. But after the loss to Army, and a game against Albany that easily could have ended the same way, it’s clear Syracuse still seeks answers on its backline.“We’re still learning about ourselves,” Desko said about the defense, “we’re still trying to figure that out.” Commentslast_img read more

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Hamilton closes in on Formula One drivers title.

first_imgBritain’s Lewis Hamilton knows a repeat of the result in the Brazilian F1 Grand Prix will see him clinch this year’s drivers’ championship title.He came in second, behind Mercedes team-mate and title rival Nico Rosberg.Should the German win again in the final race of the season in Abu Dhabi, Hamilton will still be crowned champion if he can come second.last_img

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Windies eyeing upset of Bangladesh in final, says Nurse

first_imgDUBLIN, Ireland, CMC – Frontline West Indies spinner Ashley Nurse said Monday’s defeat to Bangladesh had not dented the team’s confidence, and they were now fully focused on breaking their jinx against the Tigers in Friday’s final of the Tri-Nations Series.West Indies went down by five wickets at The Village to follow up their eight-wicket loss to Bangladesh in their second game of the tournament last week.The Caribbean side have now lost six of their last eight one-day meetings with the Asian side inside the last 12 months.“Next game is the final so it’s the most important game of the series. All the work we did over the last couple games is all well and good but to get the win in the finals is the most important thing right now,” off-spinner Nurse said following the defeat.“It’s a tournament where the final is the ultimate goal. They’ve gotten the better of us in the last two games but that doesn’t mean anything. We have to turn up on Friday and try to do the work.”In the first match, West Indies managed just 261 and Bangladesh easily chased down their target with five overs remaining. Monday’s contest was much of the same, with the Tigers chasing a modest 248 and reaching their target with nearly three overs to spare.Nurse, who has played 49 One-Day Internationals since his debut in 2016, said it was important not only for the Windies to bat well but to place pressure on the Bangladesh middle order which was yet to be really tested.“I think if we can get some more runs on the board, first and foremost, then the bowlers would have an easier job,” the 30-year-old pointed out.“Because the wickets are really easy paced and it’s a case where we have to be on the ball as a bowling unit, build some pressure in the field and put them under some serious pressure and get into their middle order.“The two games so far we haven’t really gotten into their middle order so if we can get into the middle of their batting order I think we’ll be in with a good shout.”Nurse was the Windies’ best bowler on Monday with three for 53, taking his tally for the tournament to seven. However, he said while he was pleased with his performance, he was disappointed by the result.“Today I had some more rhythm. From playing the other games I didn’t have a lot of rhythm but today was a lot warmer as well so I felt a lot more at home,” Nurse explained.“It was a slow pitch so I think the pace we bowled at was very important and today I got most of it right so it was a good performance from me but obviously to get the win was the most important thing and we didn’t do that so we have to go back to the drawing boards and come back next game.”last_img read more

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NLCS photos: Dodgers bash Brewers in Game 7, return to World Series

first_img How Dodgers pitcher Ross Stripling topped the baseball podcast empire Fire danger is on Dave Roberts’ mind as Dodgers head to San Francisco Dodgers’ Max Muncy trying to work his way out of slow start Photos from the National League Championship Series Game 7, with the Los Angeles Dodgers playing at the Milwaukee Brewers.PreviousEmpty bottles are seen as Los Angeles Dodgers celebrates in the clubhouse after Game 7 of the National League Championship Series baseball game against the Los Angeles Dodgers Saturday, Oct. 20, 2018, in Milwaukee. The Dodgers won 5-1 to advance to the World Series. (AP Photo/Jeff Roberson)Los Angeles Dodgers’ Cody Bellinger chits a two-run home run during the second inning of Game 7 of the National League Championship Series baseball game against the Milwaukee Brewers Saturday, Oct. 20, 2018, in Milwaukee. (AP Photo/Matt Slocum)Los Angeles Dodgers starting pitcher Walker Buehler (21) throws during the first inning of Game 7 of the National League Championship Series baseball game against the Milwaukee Brewers Saturday, Oct. 20, 2018, in Milwaukee. (AP Photo/Jeff Roberson) SoundThe gallery will resume insecondsMilwaukee Brewers starting pitcher Jhoulys Chacin (45) throws during the first inning of Game 7 of the National League Championship Series baseball game against the Los Angeles Dodgers Saturday, Oct. 20, 2018, in Milwaukee. (AP Photo/Jeff Roberson)MILWAUKEE, WI – OCTOBER 20: Walker Buehler #21 of the Los Angeles Dodgers bunts against the Milwaukee Brewers during the fifth inning in Game Seven of the National League Championship Series at Miller Park on October 20, 2018 in Milwaukee, Wisconsin. (Photo by Stacy Revere/Getty Images)MILWAUKEE, WI – OCTOBER 20: Enrique Hernandez #14 of the Los Angeles Dodgers reacts after striking out against Josh Hader #71 of the Milwaukee Brewers during the fifth inning in Game Seven of the National League Championship Series at Miller Park on October 20, 2018 in Milwaukee, Wisconsin. (Photo by Jonathan Daniel/Getty Images)MILWAUKEE, WI – OCTOBER 20: Enrique Hernandez #14 of the Los Angeles Dodgers reacts after striking out against Josh Hader #71 of the Milwaukee Brewers during the fifth inning in Game Seven of the National League Championship Series at Miller Park on October 20, 2018 in Milwaukee, Wisconsin. (Photo by Jonathan Daniel/Getty Images)MILWAUKEE, WI – OCTOBER 20: Walker Buehler #21 of the Los Angeles Dodgers walks back to the dugout after being relieved against the Milwaukee Brewers during the fifth inning in Game Seven of the National League Championship Series at Miller Park on October 20, 2018 in Milwaukee, Wisconsin. (Photo by Jonathan Daniel/Getty Images)MILWAUKEE, WI – OCTOBER 20: Julio Urias #7 of the Los Angeles Dodgers throws a pitch against the Milwaukee Brewers during the fifth inning in Game Seven of the National League Championship Series at Miller Park on October 20, 2018 in Milwaukee, Wisconsin. (Photo by Stacy Revere/Getty Images)Fans stand during the national anthem before Game 7 of the National League Championship Series baseball game between the Milwaukee Brewers and the Los Angeles Dodgers Saturday, Oct. 20, 2018, in Milwaukee. (AP Photo/Charlie Riedel)Fans cheer before Game 7 of the National League Championship Series baseball game between the Milwaukee Brewers and the Los Angeles Dodgers Saturday, Oct. 20, 2018, in Milwaukee. (AP Photo/Charlie Riedel)Milwaukee Brewers third baseman Travis Shaw (21) tags out Los Angeles Dodgers’ Max Muncy (13) at second base and turns to a double play during the first inning of Game 7 of the National League Championship Series baseball game Saturday, Oct. 20, 2018, in Milwaukee. (AP Photo/Jeff Roberson)Milwaukee Brewers starting pitcher Jhoulys Chacin (45) throws during the first inning of Game 7 of the National League Championship Series baseball game against the Los Angeles Dodgers Saturday, Oct. 20, 2018, in Milwaukee. (AP Photo/Jeff Roberson)Milwaukee Brewers’ Christian Yelich celebrates after hitting a home run during the first inning of Game 7 of the National League Championship Series baseball game against the Los Angeles Dodgers Saturday, Oct. 20, 2018, in Milwaukee. (AP Photo/Matt Slocum)Los Angeles Dodgers starting pitcher Walker Buehler (21) throws during the first inning of Game 7 of the National League Championship Series baseball game against the Milwaukee Brewers Saturday, Oct. 20, 2018, in Milwaukee. (AP Photo/Jeff Roberson)Los Angeles Dodgers’ Walker Buehler throws during the first inning of Game 7 of the National League Championship Series baseball game against the Milwaukee Brewers Saturday, Oct. 20, 2018, in Milwaukee. (AP Photo/Morry Gash)Milwaukee Brewers’ Christian Yelich celebrates after hitting a home run during the first inning of Game 7 of the National League Championship Series baseball game against the Los Angeles Dodgers Saturday, Oct. 20, 2018, in Milwaukee. (AP Photo/Matt Slocum)Milwaukee Brewers third baseman Travis Shaw (21) tags out Los Angeles Dodgers’ Max Muncy (13) at second base and turns to a double play during the first inning of Game 7 of the National League Championship Series baseball game Saturday, Oct. 20, 2018, in Milwaukee. (AP Photo/Charlie Riedel)Milwaukee Brewers’ Christian Yelich hits a home run during the first inning of Game 7 of the National League Championship Series baseball game against the Los Angeles Dodgers Saturday, Oct. 20, 2018, in Milwaukee. (AP Photo/Matt Slocum)Milwaukee Brewers’ Christian Yelich (22) hits a home run during the first inning of Game 7 of the National League Championship Series baseball game against the Los Angeles Dodgers Saturday, Oct. 20, 2018, in Milwaukee. (AP Photo/Jeff Roberson)Milwaukee Brewers fans react after Christian Yelich hit a home run during the first inning of Game 7 of the National League Championship Series baseball game against the Los Angeles Dodgers Saturday, Oct. 20, 2018, in Milwaukee. (AP Photo/Matt Slocum)Los Angeles Dodgers’ Manny Machado (8) bunts during the second inning of Game 7 of the National League Championship Series baseball game against the Milwaukee Brewers Saturday, Oct. 20, 2018, in Milwaukee. (AP Photo/Jeff Roberson)Los Angeles Dodgers’ Manny Machado (8) bunts during the second inning of Game 7 of the National League Championship Series baseball game against the Milwaukee Brewers Saturday, Oct. 20, 2018, in Milwaukee. (AP Photo/Charlie Riedel)Los Angeles Dodgers’ Cody Bellinger (35) hits a two-run home run during the second inning of Game 7 of the National League Championship Series baseball game against the Milwaukee Brewers Saturday, Oct. 20, 2018, in Milwaukee. (AP Photo/Charlie Riedel)Los Angeles Dodgers’ Cody Bellinger (35) hits a two-run home run during the second inning of Game 7 of the National League Championship Series baseball game against the Milwaukee Brewers Saturday, Oct. 20, 2018, in Milwaukee. (AP Photo/Charlie Riedel)Los Angeles Dodgers’ Cody Bellinger celebrates after hitting a two-run home run during the second inning of Game 7 of the National League Championship Series baseball game against the Milwaukee Brewers Saturday, Oct. 20, 2018, in Milwaukee. (AP Photo/Matt Slocum)Los Angeles Dodgers’ Cody Bellinger (35) runs bases after hitting a two-run home run during the second inning of Game 7 of the National League Championship Series baseball game against the Milwaukee Brewers Saturday, Oct. 20, 2018, in Milwaukee. (AP Photo/Jeff Roberson)Los Angeles Dodgers’ Cody Bellinger celebrates after hitting a two-run home run during the second inning of Game 7 of the National League Championship Series baseball game against the Milwaukee Brewers Saturday, Oct. 20, 2018, in Milwaukee. (AP Photo/Matt Slocum)Los Angeles Dodgers’ Manny Machado and Cody Bellinger (35) celebrate after scoring runs during the second inning of Game 7 of the National League Championship Series baseball game against the Milwaukee Brewers Saturday, Oct. 20, 2018, in Milwaukee. (AP Photo/Charlie Riedel)Los Angeles Dodgers’ Cody Bellinger (35) celebrates with Joc Pederson (31)after hitting a two run home run during the second inning of Game 7 of the National League Championship Series baseball game against the Milwaukee Brewers Saturday, Oct. 20, 2018, in Milwaukee. (AP Photo/Jeff Roberson)Los Angeles Dodgers’ Cody Bellinger celebrates with his teammates after hitting a two-run home run during the second inning of Game 7 of the National League Championship Series baseball game against the Milwaukee Brewers Saturday, Oct. 20, 2018, in Milwaukee. (AP Photo/Jeff Roberson)Los Angeles Dodgers’ Walker Buehler throws during the first inning of Game 7 of the National League Championship Series baseball game against the Milwaukee Brewers Saturday, Oct. 20, 2018, in Milwaukee. (AP Photo/Jerry Lai, Pool)Los Angeles Dodgers’ Yasiel Puig reacts after hitting a double during the second inning of Game 7 of the National League Championship Series baseball game against the Milwaukee Brewers Saturday, Oct. 20, 2018, in Milwaukee. (AP Photo/Matt Slocum)Milwaukee Brewers relief pitcher Josh Hader (71) throws during the third inning of Game 7 of the National League Championship Series baseball game against the Los Angeles Dodgers Saturday, Oct. 20, 2018, in Milwaukee. (AP Photo/Jeff Roberson)Milwaukee Brewers’ Josh Hader throws during the third inning of Game 7 of the National League Championship Series baseball game against the Los Angeles Dodgers Saturday, Oct. 20, 2018, in Milwaukee. (AP Photo/Matt Slocum)Los Angeles Dodgers’ Manny Machado (8) hits a single during the fourth inning of Game 7 of the National League Championship Series baseball game against the Milwaukee Brewers Saturday, Oct. 20, 2018, in Milwaukee. (AP Photo/Jeff Roberson)Milwaukee Brewers’ Travis Shaw (21) throws the ball to second to get Los Angeles Dodgers’ Manny Machado (8) out at second base during the fourth inning of Game 7 of the National League Championship Series baseball game Saturday, Oct. 20, 2018, in Milwaukee. (AP Photo/Charlie Riedel)Milwaukee Brewers’ Travis Shaw (21) tags out Los Angeles Dodgers’ Cody Bellinger (35) on second base and turns to a double play during the fourth inning of Game 7 of the National League Championship Series baseball game Saturday, Oct. 20, 2018, in Milwaukee. (AP Photo/Jeff Roberson)Milwaukee Brewers’ Travis Shaw (21) hits a double during the fourth inning of Game 7 of the National League Championship Series baseball game against the Los Angeles Dodgers Saturday, Oct. 20, 2018, in Milwaukee. (AP Photo/Charlie Riedel)The ball hit by Milwaukee Brewers’ Christian Yelich goes over Los Angeles Dodgers right fielder Yasiel Puig (66) for a home run during the first inning of Game 7 of the National League Championship Series baseball game Saturday, Oct. 20, 2018, in Milwaukee. (AP Photo/Jeff Roberson)Los Angeles Dodgers’ Yasiel Puig (66) celebrates after hitting a double during the second inning of Game 7 of the National League Championship Series baseball game against the Milwaukee Brewers Saturday, Oct. 20, 2018, in Milwaukee. (AP Photo/Jeff Roberson)Los Angeles Dodgers’ Austin Barnes (15) strikes out during the fifth inning of Game 7 of the National League Championship Series baseball game against the Milwaukee Brewers Saturday, Oct. 20, 2018, in Milwaukee. (AP Photo/Jeff Roberson)Milwaukee Brewers relief pitcher Josh Hader (71) and catcher Erik Kratz talks on the mound during the fifth inning of Game 7 of the National League Championship Series baseball game against the Los Angeles Dodgers Saturday, Oct. 20, 2018, in Milwaukee. (AP Photo/Jeff Roberson)Milwaukee Brewers’ Orlando Arcia (3) tags out Los Angeles Dodgers’ Justin Turner (10) at second base during the sixth inning of Game 7 of the National League Championship Series baseball game Saturday, Oct. 20, 2018, in Milwaukee. (AP Photo/Jeff Roberson)Milwaukee Brewers relief pitcher Jeremy Jeffress (32) throws during the sixth inning of Game 7 of the National League Championship Series baseball game against the Los Angeles Dodgers Saturday, Oct. 20, 2018, in Milwaukee. (AP Photo/Jeff Roberson)Los Angeles Dodgers’ Justin Turner breaks up a double play with Milwaukee Brewers’ Orlando Arcia covering during the sixth inning of Game 7 of the National League Championship Series baseball game Saturday, Oct. 20, 2018, in Milwaukee. (AP Photo/Matt Slocum)Los Angeles Dodgers center fielder Chris Taylor (3) catch the fly ball hit by Milwaukee Brewers’ Christian Yelich during the fifth inning of Game 7 of the National League Championship Series baseball game Saturday, Oct. 20, 2018, in Milwaukee. (AP Photo/Jeff Roberson)MILWAUKEE, WI – OCTOBER 20: Chris Taylor #3 of the Los Angeles Dodgers makes a diving catch hit by Christian Yelich #22 of the Milwaukee Brewers during the fifth inning in Game Seven of the National League Championship Series at Miller Park on October 20, 2018 in Milwaukee, Wisconsin. (Photo by Jonathan Daniel/Getty Images)Los Angeles Dodgers center fielder Chris Taylor (3) reacts after catching the fly ball hit by Milwaukee Brewers’ Christian Yelich during the fifth inning of Game 7 of the National League Championship Series baseball game Saturday, Oct. 20, 2018, in Milwaukee. (AP Photo/Jeff Roberson)Los Angeles Dodgers’ Chris Taylor is congratulated by Chris Taylor after catching a ball hit by Milwaukee Brewers’ Christian Yelich during the fifth inning of Game 7 of the National League Championship Series baseball game Saturday, Oct. 20, 2018, in Milwaukee. (AP Photo/Matt Slocum)Los Angeles Dodgers’ Kike’ Hernandez (14) reacts after left fielder Chris Taylor (3) catches the fly ball hit by Milwaukee Brewers’ Christian Yelich during the fifth inning of Game 7 of the National League Championship Series baseball game Saturday, Oct. 20, 2018, in Milwaukee. (AP Photo/Charlie Riedel)Dodgers left fielder Chris Taylor (3) celebrates with Manny Machado (8) after catching the fly ball hit by Milwaukee Brewers’ Christian Yelich during the fifth inning of Game 7 of the National League Championship Series baseball game Saturday, Oct. 20, 2018, in Milwaukee. (AP Photo/Jeff Roberson)The Dodgers’ Chris Taylor is congratulated by Manny Machado after catching a ball hit by Milwaukee Brewers’ Christian Yelich during the fifth inning of Game 7 of the National League Championship Series baseball game Saturday, Oct. 20, 2018, in Milwaukee. (AP Photo/Matt Slocum)Milwaukee Brewers’ Xavier Cedeno throws during the sixth inning of Game 7 of the National League Championship Series baseball game against the Los Angeles Dodgers Saturday, Oct. 20, 2018, in Milwaukee. (AP Photo/Matt Slocum)Milwaukee Brewers manager Craig Counsell takes relief pitcher Xavier Cedeno out of the game during the sixth inning of Game 7 of the National League Championship Series baseball game against the Los Angeles Dodgers Saturday, Oct. 20, 2018, in Milwaukee. (AP Photo/Matt Slocum)Milwaukee Brewers’ Travis Shaw (21) tags out Los Angeles Dodgers’ Cody Bellinger (35) on second base and turns to a double play during the fourth inning of Game 7 of the National League Championship Series baseball game Saturday, Oct. 20, 2018, in Milwaukee. (AP Photo/Jeff Roberson)Milwaukee Brewers’ Travis Shaw (21) hits a double during the fourth inning of Game 7 of the National League Championship Series baseball game against the Los Angeles Dodgers Saturday, Oct. 20, 2018, in Milwaukee. (AP Photo/Charlie Riedel)Los Angeles Dodgers’ Yasiel Puig hits a three-run home run during the sixth inning of Game 7 of the National League Championship Series baseball game against the Milwaukee Brewers Saturday, Oct. 20, 2018, in Milwaukee. (AP Photo/Matt Slocum)Los Angeles Dodgers’ Yasiel Puig hits a three-run home run during the sixth inning of Game 7 of the National League Championship Series baseball game against the Milwaukee Brewers Saturday, Oct. 20, 2018, in Milwaukee. (AP Photo/Morry Gash)Los Angeles Dodgers’ Yasiel Puig (66) hits a three -run home run during the sixth inning of Game 7 of the National League Championship Series baseball game against the Milwaukee Brewers Saturday, Oct. 20, 2018, in Milwaukee. (AP Photo/Charlie Riedel)MILWAUKEE, WI – OCTOBER 20: Yasiel Puig #66 of the Los Angeles Dodgers hits a three run home run against Jeremy Jeffress #32 of the Milwaukee Brewers during the sixth inning in Game Seven of the National League Championship Series at Miller Park on October 20, 2018 in Milwaukee, Wisconsin. (Photo by Dylan Buell/Getty Images)Los Angeles Dodgers’ Yasiel Puig (66) hits a three -run home run during the sixth inning of Game 7 of the National League Championship Series baseball game against the Milwaukee Brewers Saturday, Oct. 20, 2018, in Milwaukee. (AP Photo/Charlie Riedel)MILWAUKEE, WI – OCTOBER 20: Yasiel Puig #66 of the Los Angeles Dodgers hits a three run home run against Jeremy Jeffress #32 of the Milwaukee Brewers during the sixth inning in Game Seven of the National League Championship Series at Miller Park on October 20, 2018 in Milwaukee, Wisconsin. (Photo by Dylan Buell/Getty Images)Los Angeles Dodgers’ Yasiel Puig hits a three-run home run during the sixth inning of Game 7 of the National League Championship Series baseball game against the Milwaukee Brewers Saturday, Oct. 20, 2018, in Milwaukee. (AP Photo/Matt Slocum)Los Angeles Dodgers’ Cody Bellinger (35) celebrates after Yasiel Puig hits a three-run home run during the sixth inning of Game 7 of the National League Championship Series baseball game against the Milwaukee Brewers Saturday, Oct. 20, 2018, in Milwaukee. (AP Photo/Charlie Riedel)Los Angeles Dodgers’ Yasiel Puig reacts after hitting a three-run home run during the sixth inning of Game 7 of the National League Championship Series baseball game against the Milwaukee Brewers Saturday, Oct. 20, 2018, in Milwaukee. (AP Photo/Matt Slocum)Los Angeles Dodgers’ Yasiel Puig (66) celebrates as he runs bases after hitting a three-run home run during the sixth inning of Game 7 of the National League Championship Series baseball game against the Milwaukee Brewers Saturday, Oct. 20, 2018, in Milwaukee. (AP Photo/Charlie Riedel)Los Angeles Dodgers’ Yasiel Puig (66) celebrates as he runs bases after hitting a three-run home run during the sixth inning of Game 7 of the National League Championship Series baseball game against the Milwaukee Brewers Saturday, Oct. 20, 2018, in Milwaukee. (AP Photo/Charlie Riedel)Los Angeles Dodgers’ Yasiel Puig (66) celebrates as he runs bases after hitting a three-run home run during the sixth inning of Game 7 of the National League Championship Series baseball game against the Milwaukee Brewers Saturday, Oct. 20, 2018, in Milwaukee. (AP Photo/Charlie Riedel)MILWAUKEE, WI – OCTOBER 20: Yasiel Puig #66 of the Los Angeles Dodgers celebrates with Max Muncy #13 after hitting a three run home run against Jeremy Jeffress #32 of the Milwaukee Brewers during the sixth inning in Game Seven of the National League Championship Series at Miller Park on October 20, 2018 in Milwaukee, Wisconsin. (Photo by Stacy Revere/Getty Images)The Dodgers’ Yasiel Puig (66) celebrates as he returns to the dugout after hitting a three-run home run during the sixth inning of Game 7 of the NLCS against the Brewers on Saturday in Milwaukee. (AP Photo/Charlie Riedel)Los Angeles Dodgers’ Yasiel Puig reacts after hitting a three-run home run during the sixth inning of Game 7 of the National League Championship Series baseball game against the Milwaukee Brewers Saturday, Oct. 20, 2018, in Milwaukee. (AP Photo/Matt Slocum)A Milwaukee Brewers fan watches during the sixth inning of Game 7 of the National League Championship Series baseball game against the Los Angeles Dodgers Saturday, Oct. 20, 2018, in Milwaukee. (AP Photo/Charlie Riedel)Los Angeles Dodgers’ Clayton Kershaw throws during the ninth inning of Game 7 of the National League Championship Series baseball game against the Milwaukee Brewers Saturday, Oct. 20, 2018, in Milwaukee. (AP Photo/Matt Slocum)A Milwaukee Brewers fan watches during the seventh inning of Game 7 of the National League Championship Series baseball game against the Los Angeles Dodgers Saturday, Oct. 20, 2018, in Milwaukee. (AP Photo/Charlie Riedel)Milwaukee Brewers’ Christian Yelich and Ryan Braun watch during the ninth inning of Game 7 of the National League Championship Series baseball game against the Los Angeles Dodgers Saturday, Oct. 20, 2018, in Milwaukee. The Dodgers won 5-1. (AP Photo/Jeff Roberson)Los Angeles Dodgers starting pitcher Clayton Kershaw throws during the ninth inning of Game 7 of the National League Championship Series baseball game against the Milwaukee Brewers Saturday, Oct. 20, 2018, in Milwaukee. (AP Photo/Jeff Roberson)The Los Angeles Dodgers celebrate after Game 7 of the National League Championship Series baseball game against the Milwaukee Brewers Saturday, Oct. 20, 2018, in Milwaukee. The Dodgers won 5-1 to win the series. (AP Photo/Matt Slocum)The Los Angeles Dodgers celebrate after winning Game 7 of the National League Championship Series baseball game against the Milwaukee Brewers Saturday, Oct. 20, 2018, in Milwaukee. The Dodgers won 5-1. (AP Photo/Jeff Roberson)A Milwaukee Brewers fans watch during the eighth inning of Game 7 of the National League Championship Series baseball game between the Milwaukee Brewers and the Los Angeles Dodgers Saturday, Oct. 20, 2018, in Milwaukee. (AP Photo/Jeff Roberson)The Dodgers celebrate after beating the Brewers in Game 7 of the NLCS on Saturday night in Milwaukee, earning a trip to their second consecutive World Series. (AP Photo/Matt Slocum)Milwaukee Brewers players in the dugout watch during the ninth inning of Game 7 of the National League Championship Series baseball game against the Los Angeles Dodgers Saturday, Oct. 20, 2018, in Milwaukee. (AP Photo/Charlie Riedel)Dodgers pitcher Clayton Kershaw celebrates with catcher Austin Barnes after the last out of Game 7 of the NLCS against the Brewers on Saturday night in Milwaukee. The Dodgers won 5-1 to advance to their second consecutive World Series. (AP Photo/Charlie Riedel)The Los Angeles Dodgers celebrate after Game 7 of the National League Championship Series baseball game against the Milwaukee Brewers Saturday, Oct. 20, 2018, in Milwaukee. The Dodgers won 5-1 to advance to the World Series. (AP Photo/Morry Gash)The Los Angeles Dodgers celebrate after Game 7 of the National League Championship Series baseball game against the Milwaukee Brewers Saturday, Oct. 20, 2018, in Milwaukee. The Dodgers won 5-1 to win the series. (AP Photo/Jeff Roberson)MILWAUKEE, WI – OCTOBER 20: The Los Angeles Dodgers celebrate after defeating the Milwaukee Brewers in Game Seven to win the National League Championship Series at Miller Park on October 20, 2018 in Milwaukee, Wisconsin. (Photo by Stacy Revere/Getty Images)The Los Angeles Dodgers celebrate after Game 7 of the National League Championship Series baseball game against the Milwaukee Brewers Saturday, Oct. 20, 2018, in Milwaukee. The Dodgers won 5-1 to win the series. (AP Photo/Jeff Roberson)MILWAUKEE, WI – OCTOBER 20: The Los Angeles Dodgers celebrate after defeating the Milwaukee Brewers in Game Seven to win the National League Championship Series at Miller Park on October 20, 2018 in Milwaukee, Wisconsin. (Photo by Dylan Buell/Getty Images)The Los Angeles Dodgers celebrate after Game 7 of the National League Championship Series baseball game against the Milwaukee Brewers Saturday, Oct. 20, 2018, in Milwaukee. The Dodgers won 5-1 to win the series. (AP Photo/Matt Slocum)The Los Angeles Dodgers celebrate after winning Game 7 of the National League Championship Series baseball game against the Milwaukee Brewers Saturday, Oct. 20, 2018, in Milwaukee. The Dodgers won 5-1.(AP Photo/Charlie Riedel)The Los Angeles Dodgers celebrate after winning Game 7 of the National League Championship Series baseball game against the Milwaukee Brewers Saturday, Oct. 20, 2018, in Milwaukee. The Dodgers won 5-1. (AP Photo/Charlie Riedel)The Los Angeles Dodgers celebrate after Game 7 of the National League Championship Series baseball game against the Milwaukee Brewers Saturday, Oct. 20, 2018, in Milwaukee. The Dodgers won 5-1 to advance to the World Series. (AP Photo/Morry Gash)The Los Angeles Dodgers celebrate after Game 7 of the National League Championship Series baseball game against the Milwaukee Brewers Saturday, Oct. 20, 2018, in Milwaukee. The Dodgers won 5-1 to advance to the World Series. (AP Photo/Morry Gash)The Los Angeles Dodgers celebrate after Game 7 of the National League Championship Series baseball game against the Milwaukee Brewers Saturday, Oct. 20, 2018, in Milwaukee. The Dodgers won 5-1 to advance to the World Series. (AP Photo/Morry Gash)Los Angeles Dodgers’ Manny Machado celebrates after winning Game 7 of the National League Championship Series baseball game against the Milwaukee Brewers Saturday, Oct. 20, 2018, in Milwaukee. The Dodgers won 5-1. (AP Photo/Matt Slocum)Los Angeles Dodgers’ Clayton Kershaw celebrates with manager Dave Roberts after winning Game 7 of the National League Championship Series baseball game against the Milwaukee Brewers Saturday, Oct. 20, 2018, in Milwaukee. The Dodgers won 5-1. (AP Photo/Matt Slocum)Los Angeles Dodgers’ Kenta Maeda, left, celebrates with Cody Bellinger after winning Game 7 of the National League Championship Series baseball game against the Milwaukee Brewers Saturday, Oct. 20, 2018, in Milwaukee. The Dodgers won 5-1. (AP Photo/Matt Slocum)The Los Angeles Dodgers celebrate after Game 7 of the National League Championship Series baseball game against the Milwaukee Brewers Saturday, Oct. 20, 2018, in Milwaukee. The Dodgers won 5-1 to win the series. (AP Photo/Jeff Roberson)Los Angeles Dodgers’ Clayton Kershaw celebrates after winning Game 7 of the National League Championship Series baseball game against the Milwaukee Brewers Saturday, Oct. 20, 2018, in Milwaukee. The Dodgers won 5-1. (AP Photo/Matt Slocum)MILWAUKEE, WI – OCTOBER 20: The Los Angeles Dodgers celebrate after defeating the Milwaukee Brewers in Game Seven to win the National League Championship Series at Miller Park on October 20, 2018 in Milwaukee, Wisconsin. (Photo by Jonathan Daniel/Getty Images)MILWAUKEE, WI – OCTOBER 20: The Los Angeles Dodgers celebrate after defeating the Milwaukee Brewers in Game Seven to win the National League Championship Series at Miller Park on October 20, 2018 in Milwaukee, Wisconsin. (Photo by Jonathan Daniel/Getty Images)Los Angeles Dodgers manager Dave Roberts celebrates after Game 7 of the National League Championship Series baseball game Saturday, Oct. 20, 2018, in Milwaukee. The Dodgers won 5-1 to advance to the World Series. (AP Photo/Jeff Roberson)Los Angeles Dodgers’ Yasiel Puig, right, celebrates after Game 7 of the National League Championship Series baseball game Saturday, Oct. 20, 2018, in Milwaukee. The Dodgers won 5-1 to advance to the World Series. (AP Photo/Jeff Roberson)MILWAUKEE, WI – OCTOBER 20: Clayton Kershaw #22 of the Los Angeles Dodgers celebrates after defeating the Milwaukee Brewers in Game Seven to win the National League Championship Series at Miller Park on October 20, 2018 in Milwaukee, Wisconsin. (Photo by Jonathan Daniel/Getty Images)MILWAUKEE, WI – OCTOBER 20: Yasiel Puig #66 of the Los Angeles Dodgers celebrates after defeating the Milwaukee Brewers in Game Seven to win the National League Championship Series at Miller Park on October 20, 2018 in Milwaukee, Wisconsin. (Photo by Jonathan Daniel/Getty Images)MILWAUKEE, WI – OCTOBER 20: MLB chief baseball officer Joe Torre hands Cody Bellinger #35 of the Los Angeles Dodgers the MVP Trophy after defeating the Milwaukee Brewers in Game Seven to win the National League Championship Series at Miller Park on October 20, 2018 in Milwaukee, Wisconsin. (Photo by Pool/Getty Images)MILWAUKEE, WI – OCTOBER 20: Owner Mark Walter of the Los Angeles Dodgers celebrates with the Warren C. Giles Trophy after defeating the Milwaukee Brewers in Game Seven to win the National League Championship Series at Miller Park on October 20, 2018 in Milwaukee, Wisconsin. (Photo by Jeff Roberson – Pool/Getty Images)Los Angeles Dodgers’ Cody Bellinger gets his MVP trophy after Game 7 of the National League Championship Series baseball game against the Milwaukee Brewers Saturday, Oct. 20, 2018, in Milwaukee. The Dodgers won 5-1 to advance to the World Series. (AP Photo/Jeff Roberson)MILWAUKEE, WI – OCTOBER 20: Dave Roberts #30 of the Los Angeles Dodgers celebrates with the Warren C. Giles Trophy after defeating the Milwaukee Brewers in Game Seven to win the National League Championship Series at Miller Park on October 20, 2018 in Milwaukee, Wisconsin. (Photo by Jeff Roberson – Pool/Getty Images)Los Angeles Dodgers’ Yasiel Puig celebrates in the clubhouse after Game 7 of the National League Championship Series baseball game against the Los Angeles Dodgers Saturday, Oct. 20, 2018, in Milwaukee. (AP Photo/Jeff Roberson)Los Angeles Dodgers’ Yasiel Puig is doused by Manny Machado as they celebrate in the clubhouse after Game 7 of the National League Championship Series baseball game against the Los Angeles Dodgers Saturday, Oct. 20, 2018, in Milwaukee. (AP Photo/Jeff Roberson)Los Angeles Dodgers’ Manny Machado celebrates after Game 7 of the National League Championship Series baseball game against the Milwaukee Brewers Saturday, Oct. 20, 2018, in Milwaukee. The Dodgers won 5-1 to advance to the World Series. (AP Photo/Jeff Roberson)Los Angeles Dodgers’ Matt Kemp celebrates after Game 7 of the National League Championship Series baseball game against the Milwaukee Brewers Saturday, Oct. 20, 2018, in Milwaukee. The Dodgers won 5-1 to advance to the World Series. (AP Photo/Jeff Roberson)MILWAUKEE, WI – OCTOBER 20: Clayton Kershaw #22 of the Los Angeles Dodgers celebrates in the locker room after defeating the Milwaukee Brewers in Game Seven to win the National League Championship Series at Miller Park on October 20, 2018 in Milwaukee, Wisconsin. (Photo by Stacy Revere/Getty Images)Los Angeles Dodgers’ Chris Taylor celebrates after Game 7 of the National League Championship Series baseball game against the Milwaukee Brewers Saturday, Oct. 20, 2018, in Milwaukee. The Dodgers won 5-1 to advance to the World Series. (AP Photo/Jeff Roberson)Los Angeles Dodgers’ manager Dave Roberts holds the championship trophy after Game 7 of the National League Championship Series baseball game against the Milwaukee Brewers Saturday, Oct. 20, 2018, in Milwaukee. The Dodgers won 5-1 to advance to the World Series. (AP Photo/Jeff Roberson)Los Angeles Dodgers’ Yasiel Puig is doused by teammates as they celebrate in the clubhouse after Game 7 of the National League Championship Series baseball game against the Los Angeles Dodgers Saturday, Oct. 20, 2018, in Milwaukee. (AP Photo/Jeff Roberson)MILWAUKEE, WI – OCTOBER 20: Yasiel Puig #66 of the Los Angeles Dodgers celebrates in the locker room after defeating the Milwaukee Brewers in Game Seven to win the National League Championship Series at Miller Park on October 20, 2018 in Milwaukee, Wisconsin. (Photo by Stacy Revere/Getty Images)MILWAUKEE, WI – OCTOBER 20: Yasiel Puig #66 and Cody Bellinger #35 of the Los Angeles Dodgers celebrate in the locker room after defeating the Milwaukee Brewers in Game Seven to win the National League Championship Series at Miller Park on October 20, 2018 in Milwaukee, Wisconsin. (Photo by Stacy Revere/Getty Images)Los Angeles Dodgers’ Yasiel Puig celebrates after Game 7 of the National League Championship Series baseball game against the Milwaukee Brewers Saturday, Oct. 20, 2018, in Milwaukee. The Dodgers won 5-1 to advance to the World Series. (AP Photo/Jeff Roberson)Los Angeles Dodgers’ Yasiel Puig is doused by Manny Machado as they celebrate in the clubhouse after Game 7 of the National League Championship Series baseball game against the Los Angeles Dodgers Saturday, Oct. 20, 2018, in Milwaukee. (AP Photo/Jeff Roberson)Los Angeles Dodgers’ Hyun-Jin Ryu celebrates after Game 7 of the National League Championship Series baseball game against the Milwaukee Brewers Saturday, Oct. 20, 2018, in Milwaukee. The Dodgers won 5-1 to advance to the World Series. (AP Photo/Jeff Roberson)MILWAUKEE, WI – OCTOBER 20: Manny Machado #8 of the Los Angeles Dodgers celebrates with the Warren C. Giles Trophy in the locker room after defeating the Milwaukee Brewers in Game Seven to win the National League Championship Series at Miller Park on October 20, 2018 in Milwaukee, Wisconsin. (Photo by Jeff Roberson – Pool/Getty Images)MILWAUKEE, WI – OCTOBER 20: Yasiel Puig #66 of the Los Angeles Dodgers celebrates in the locker room after defeating the Milwaukee Brewers in Game Seven to win the National League Championship Series at Miller Park on October 20, 2018 in Milwaukee, Wisconsin. (Photo by Stacy Revere/Getty Images)MILWAUKEE, WI – OCTOBER 20: Manny Machado #8 of the Los Angeles Dodgers celebrates with the Warren C. Giles Trophy in the locker room after defeating the Milwaukee Brewers in Game Seven to win the National League Championship Series at Miller Park on October 20, 2018 in Milwaukee, Wisconsin. (Photo by Jeff Roberson – Pool/Getty Images)Los Angeles Dodgers players after Game 7 of the National League Championship Series baseball game =ahSaturday, Oct. 20, 2018, in Milwaukee. The Dodgers won 5-1 to advance to the World Series. (AP Photo/Jeff Roberson)MILWAUKEE, WI – OCTOBER 20: Manny Machado #8 of the Los Angeles Dodgers celebrates with the Warren C. Giles Trophy in the locker room after defeating the Milwaukee Brewers in Game Seven to win the National League Championship Series at Miller Park on October 20, 2018 in Milwaukee, Wisconsin. (Photo by Jeff Roberson – Pool/Getty Images)MILWAUKEE, WI – OCTOBER 20: Kenley Jansen #74 of the Los Angeles Dodgers celebrates in the locker room after defeating the Milwaukee Brewers in Game Seven to win the National League Championship Series at Miller Park on October 20, 2018 in Milwaukee, Wisconsin. (Photo by Stacy Revere/Getty Images)Los Angeles Dodgers’ Kenta Maeda is doused by teammates as they celebrate in the clubhouse after Game 7 of the National League Championship Series baseball game against the Los Angeles Dodgers Saturday, Oct. 20, 2018, in Milwaukee. The Dodgers won 5-1 to advance to the World Series. (AP Photo/Jeff Roberson)Los Angeles Dodgers’ Matt Kemp, left, Manny Machado and Pedro Baez celebrate in the clubhouse after Game 7 of the National League Championship Series baseball game Saturday, Oct. 20, 2018, in Milwaukee. The Dodgers won 5-1 to advance to the World Series. (AP Photo/Jeff Roberson)Los Angeles Dodgers’ Kenta Maeda is doused by teammates as they celebrate in the clubhouse after Game 7 of the National League Championship Series baseball game against the Los Angeles Dodgers Saturday, Oct. 20, 2018, in Milwaukee. The Dodgers won 5-1 to advance to the World Series. (AP Photo/Jeff Roberson)Los Angeles Dodgers’ Kenta Maeda celebrates in the clubhouse after Game 7 of the National League Championship Series baseball game against the Los Angeles Dodgers Saturday, Oct. 20, 2018, in Milwaukee. The Dodgers won 5-1 to advance to the World Series. (AP Photo/Jeff Roberson)Former Los Angeles Dodgers manager Tommy Lasorda celebrates in the clubhouse after Game 7 of the National League Championship Series baseball game against the Los Angeles Dodgers Saturday, Oct. 20, 2018, in Milwaukee. The Dodgers won 5-1 to advance to the World Series. (AP Photo/Jeff Roberson)Former Los Angeles Dodgers manager Tommy Lasorda celebrates in the clubhouse after Game 7 of the National League Championship Series baseball game against the Los Angeles Dodgers Saturday, Oct. 20, 2018, in Milwaukee. The Dodgers won 5-1 to advance to the World Series. (AP Photo/Jeff Roberson)A broadcast reporter is doused by Los Angeles Dodgers’ Yasiel Puig, left, as the Los Angeles Dodgers celebrate in the clubhouse after Game 7 of the National League Championship Series baseball game against the Los Angeles Dodgers Saturday, Oct. 20, 2018, in Milwaukee. The Dodgers won 5-1 to advance to the World Series. (AP Photo/Jeff Roberson)Los Angeles Dodgers’ Kenta Maeda is doused by teammates as they celebrate in the clubhouse after Game 7 of the National League Championship Series baseball game against the Los Angeles Dodgers Saturday, Oct. 20, 2018, in Milwaukee. The Dodgers won 5-1 to advance to the World Series. (AP Photo/Jeff Roberson)Los Angeles Dodgers’ Yasiel Puig, left, and Manny Machado celebrate in the clubhouse after Game 7 of the National League Championship Series baseball game against the Los Angeles Dodgers Saturday, Oct. 20, 2018, in Milwaukee. (AP Photo/Jeff Roberson)Los Angeles Dodgers’ Clayton Kershaw celebrates in the clubhouse after Game 7 of the National League Championship Series baseball game against the Los Angeles Dodgers Saturday, Oct. 20, 2018, in Milwaukee. The Dodgers won 5-1 to advance to the World Series. (AP Photo/Jeff Roberson)Empty bottles are seen as Los Angeles Dodgers celebrates in the clubhouse after Game 7 of the National League Championship Series baseball game against the Los Angeles Dodgers Saturday, Oct. 20, 2018, in Milwaukee. The Dodgers won 5-1 to advance to the World Series. (AP Photo/Jeff Roberson)Los Angeles Dodgers’ Cody Bellinger chits a two-run home run during the second inning of Game 7 of the National League Championship Series baseball game against the Milwaukee Brewers Saturday, Oct. 20, 2018, in Milwaukee. (AP Photo/Matt Slocum)NextShow Caption1 of 138Los Angeles Dodgers’ Cody Bellinger chits a two-run home run during the second inning of Game 7 of the National League Championship Series baseball game against the Milwaukee Brewers Saturday, Oct. 20, 2018, in Milwaukee. 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Dodgers’ Rich Hill progressing, open to bullpen role in postseason if necessary

first_imgThe Dodgers-Cardinals game Wednesday will be a YouTube exclusive broadcast.ALSOAlex Verdugo was scratched from the starting lineup Monday, the second time in the past five days he has been a pre-game scratch. Last week, Verdugo had a sore left knee. This time, Verdugo’s back tightened up, an issue that has bothered him previously this season. Roberts said it was not “severe” but “we’re just staying away from him for a day.”UP NEXTCardinals (RHP Miles Mikolas 7-11, 4.00 ERA) at Dodgers (LHP Clayton Kershaw 10-2, 2.85 ERA), 7:10 p.m., SportsNet LA (where available), AM 570 “Yeah — any way to help,” he said. “Ideally, starting is the priority. But again, it all depends on how this is going to play out time-wise and how we can get built up.“It’s just the time frame and where we’re going to be at. But hopefully we do get built up to start. Either way, get back to pitching.”Pitching in relief during the postseason would require Hill to be able to pitch on back-to-back days. That would have to be tested in September.“That’s something else we’d have to find out,” Hill said. “We’ll have to probably make that decision at some point. If we’re in mid-September or September 20 just as an example, we can only get you to three innings and you’re not built up enough then maybe in those (last) 10 to 11 days that are in there, go back-to-back. That would make sense to me.”PreviousDodgers manager Dave Roberts during their game against the Cardinals at Dodger Stadium Monday, August 5, 2019. (Photo by Hans Gutknecht, Los Angeles Daily News/SCNG)The Dodgers’ Joc Pederson #31 points to the sky after hitting a home run in the bottom of the fourth inning during their game against the Cardinals at Dodger Stadium Monday, August 5, 2019. (Photo by Hans Gutknecht, Los Angeles Daily News/SCNG) SoundThe gallery will resume insecondsCardinals starting pitcher Michael Wacha #52 leaves the game in the bottom of the fourth inning during their game against the Dodgers at Dodger Stadium Monday, August 5, 2019. (Photo by Hans Gutknecht, Los Angeles Daily News/SCNG)Dodgers third baseman Justin Turner #10 fields a ground ball during their game against the Cardinals at Dodger Stadium Monday, August 5, 2019. (Photo by Hans Gutknecht, Los Angeles Daily News/SCNG)The Dodgers’ Joc Pederson #31 rounds the bases after hitting a home run in the bottom of the fourth inning during their game against the Cardinals at Dodger Stadium Monday, August 5, 2019. (Photo by Hans Gutknecht, Los Angeles Daily News/SCNG)The Dodgers’ Max Muncy #13 during their game against the Cardinals at Dodger Stadium Monday, August 5, 2019. (Photo by Hans Gutknecht, Los Angeles Daily News/SCNG)The Dodgers’ Dodgers??? Max Muncy #13 during their game against the Cardinals at Dodger Stadium Monday, August 5, 2019. (Photo by Hans Gutknecht, Los Angeles Daily News/SCNG)The Dodgers’ Cody Bellinger #35 is congratulated by Justin Turner #10 after Bellinger hit a three run homer in the bottom of the first inning during their game against the Cardinals at Dodger Stadium Monday, August 5, 2019. (Photo by Hans Gutknecht, Los Angeles Daily News/SCNG)The Dodgers’ Cody Bellinger #35 hits a three run homer in the bottom of the first inning during their game against the Cardinals at Dodger Stadium Monday, August 5, 2019. (Photo by Hans Gutknecht, Los Angeles Daily News/SCNG)Dodgers starting pitcher Tony Gonsolin #46 during their game against the Cardinals at Dodger Stadium Monday, August 5, 2019. (Photo by Hans Gutknecht, Los Angeles Daily News/SCNG)Dodgers starting pitcher Tony Gonsolin #46 during their game against the Cardinals at Dodger Stadium Monday, August 5, 2019. (Photo by Hans Gutknecht, Los Angeles Daily News/SCNG)The Dodgers’ Kristopher Negron #9 slides in to second base as the Cardinals??? Paul DeJong #12 throws to first during their game at Dodger Stadium Monday, August 5, 2019. (Photo by Hans Gutknecht, Los Angeles Daily News/SCNG)The Dodgers’ Joc Pederson #31 rounds the bases after hitting a home run in the bottom of the fourth inning during their game against the Cardinals at Dodger Stadium Monday, August 5, 2019. (Photo by Hans Gutknecht, Los Angeles Daily News/SCNG)The Dodgers’ Corey Seager #5 hits a RBI ground rule double in bottom of the third inning during their game against the Cardinals at Dodger Stadium Monday, August 5, 2019. (Photo by Hans Gutknecht, Los Angeles Daily News/SCNG)The Dodgers’ Cody Bellinger #35 is congratulated by Joc Pederson #31 after Bellinger hit a three run homer in the bottom of the first inning during their game against the Cardinals at Dodger Stadium Monday, August 5, 2019. (Photo by Hans Gutknecht, Los Angeles Daily News/SCNG)The Dodgers’ Joc Pederson #31 hits a home run in the bottom of the fourth inning during their game against the Cardinals at Dodger Stadium Monday, August 5, 2019. (Photo by Hans Gutknecht, Los Angeles Daily News/SCNG)The Dodgers’ Cody Bellinger #35 hits a three run homer in the bottom of the first inning during their game against the Cardinals at Dodger Stadium Monday, August 5, 2019. (Photo by Hans Gutknecht, Los Angeles Daily News/SCNG)Dodgers starting pitcher Tony Gonsolin #46 during their game against the Cardinals at Dodger Stadium Monday, August 5, 2019. (Photo by Hans Gutknecht, Los Angeles Daily News/SCNG)Dodgers starting pitcher Tony Gonsolin #46 during their game against the Cardinals at Dodger Stadium Monday, August 5, 2019. (Photo by Hans Gutknecht, Los Angeles Daily News/SCNG)The Dodgers’ Cody Bellinger #35 hits a three run homer as Cardinals Matt Wieters #32 looks on in the bottom of the first inning during their game at Dodger Stadium Monday, August 5, 2019. (Photo by Hans Gutknecht, Los Angeles Daily News/SCNG)The Dodgers’ Cody Bellinger #35 hits a three run homer in the bottom of the first inning during their game against the Cardinals at Dodger Stadium Monday, August 5, 2019. (Photo by Hans Gutknecht, Los Angeles Daily News/SCNG)The Dodgers’ Cody Bellinger #35 hits a three run homer as Cardinals Matt Wieters #32 looks on in the bottom of the first inning during their game at Dodger Stadium Monday, August 5, 2019. (Photo by Hans Gutknecht, Los Angeles Daily News/SCNG)Dodgers starting pitcher Tony Gonsolin #46 during their game against the Cardinals at Dodger Stadium Monday, August 5, 2019. (Photo by Hans Gutknecht, Los Angeles Daily News/SCNG)The Dodgers’ Justin Turner #10 throws out the Cardinals??? Paul Goldschmidt #46 at first base during their game at Dodger Stadium Monday, August 5, 2019. (Photo by Hans Gutknecht, Los Angeles Daily News/SCNG)Dodgers starting pitcher Tony Gonsolin #46 during their game against the Cardinals at Dodger Stadium Monday, August 5, 2019. (Photo by Hans Gutknecht, Los Angeles Daily News/SCNG)Dodgers manager Dave Roberts during their game against the Cardinals at Dodger Stadium Monday, August 5, 2019. (Photo by Hans Gutknecht, Los Angeles Daily News/SCNG)NextShow Caption1 of 25Dodgers manager Dave Roberts during their game against the Cardinals at Dodger Stadium Monday, August 5, 2019. (Photo by Hans Gutknecht, Los Angeles Daily News/SCNG)ExpandTAYLOR PROGRESSInjured Chris Taylor has progressed to playing catch and taking dry swings (no ball involved) as he recovers from the fracture in his left arm suffered when he was hit by a pitch on July 14.“The biggest thing is getting full range of motion back and I’m almost there,” Taylor said.Taylor is hopeful he will be able to go on a rehab assignment soon and return to the Dodgers lineup roughly four weeks after being injured.“I obviously want to get back as soon as possible,” he said. “I feel like they’re going to be the brakes.”TV GUIDEESPN has selected the Sept. 15 Dodgers-Mets game from Citi Field for the Sunday Night Baseball broadcast. Game time is 4 p.m. PT.Related Articles There is only one hitch — the calendar.The cautious pace of Hill’s rehab could leave him with limited time to build up as a starting pitcher before the end of the regular season. A healthy Hill could then become an option to fill a role in a postseason bullpen, Dodgers manager Dave Roberts acknowledged.“We just want to let this process happen for Rich and get him as healthy as we can, understanding his health is most important for this year and beyond for him in his career,” Roberts said. “Where that is at the end of September, we will assess the role. He just wants to come back and contribute. With what he’s done for us in the postseason in years past, you know he can be a big-time contributor.“Where that puts him, at that point in time we’ll have the discussion when that time comes.”Hill (who hasn’t pitched since June 19) knows he will need a buildup similar to spring training — progressing from a 30-pitch outing up to 75 in 15-pitch increments, most likely. If time runs out and he lands in a relief role for the postseason, he’ll gladly accept that. Fire danger is on Dave Roberts’ mind as Dodgers head to San Francisco Dodgers hit seven home runs, sweep Colorado Rockies Dodgers’ Max Muncy trying to work his way out of slow start center_img Cody Bellinger homer gives Dodgers their first walkoff win of season LOS ANGELES — Over the next two months, the Dodgers’ bullpen will be populated by right-handers and left-handers — and a whole lot of hypotheticals.Add rehabbing starter Rich Hill to the list of unknowns.Hill is still in the early stages of a throwing program as he recovers from a flexor tendon injury in his left elbow. The veteran left-hander is throwing from 75 feet with off days in between each session. By the end of next week, he expects to be throwing from 120 feet and on back-to-back days. He will have to maintain that for some time without setback before getting on a mound again.According to Hill, a recent scan of his injured tendon showed it is healing ahead of schedule. Everything is going smoothly in his rehab, he said. How Dodgers pitcher Ross Stripling topped the baseball podcast empire Newsroom GuidelinesNews TipsContact UsReport an Errorlast_img read more

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Super Bowl 53: Rams’ Sean McVay admits ‘I definitely got outcoached’

first_img“I’m pretty numb right now. I definitely got out-coached.” – Sean McVay(via @Sheena_Marie3)pic.twitter.com/hLtCYo5wzM— Bleacher Report (@BleacherReport) February 4, 2019Talk about stepping forward to take ownership of a bad situation. That kind of attitude is one of the reasons the 33-year-old McVay is already one of the most respected coaches in the league after only two seasons as the Rams’ leader. Rams coach Sean McVay fell on the proverbial sword by taking full responsibility for his team’s Super Bowl loss Sunday night.“I’m pretty numb right now. Definitely I got outcoached,” McVay said. “I didn’t do nearly good enough for our football team.” Super Bowl 53: Three takeaways from the Patriots’ win over the Rams Super Bowl 53: Three reasons why the Rams lostcenter_img “Congratulations to the Patriots, they did a great job. Coach Belichick did a great job,” McVay said. There’s plenty of blame to go around in any loss. And it’s not like this was a debacle for the Rams. Halfway through the fourth quarter the Rams and Patriots were tied 3-3 and it was still anyone’s game to win. But even if McVay is right, there’s certainly no shame in getting outcoached by the Patriots’ Bill Belichick, who won his sixth Super Bowl championship with the 13-3 victory. Related Newslast_img read more

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Netherlands vs. Sweden results: Extra-time goal sends Dutch into World Cup Final vs. USWNT

first_imgDeCOURCY: USWNT’s keeper has the perfect answer for doubtersNetherlands-Sweden was a tale of Cinderella stories. The Swedes — making their first semifinal appearance since 2011 — were the lowest-ranked team remaining after ousting Germany. Holland was making its first appearance in the semifinal stage of the World Cup after advancing past Italy.After 90 goalless minutes of regulation, the Dutch scored the game’s only goal nine minutes into extra time. Jackie Groenen drove a low shot from about 20 yards out that landed past a diving Hedvig Lindahl into the Swedish net.The USWNT booked its place in the final Tuesday, taking down England 2-1 in regulation. This is the Americans’ third consecutive appearance in the World Cup final and their fifth final appearance overall.The Netherlands, in just its second Women’s World Cup appearance, will face the United States on Sunday, July 7, at 11 a.m. ET in Lyon, France. The match will be broadcast on Fox and available to be streamed on Fox Sports Go and fuboTV, which offers a free 7-day free trial.Sporting News tracked results and highlights from the semifinal match between the Netherlands and Sweden (all times Eastern):Netherlands vs. Sweden results: Scores and highlights from 2019 Women’s World CupNetherlands: 1Sweden: 0THE DUTCH ARE IN THE FINAL! 🇳🇱Jackie Groenen’s extra-time winner sends the Netherlands to their first-ever #FIFAWWC final, where they’ll face the USA. 🏆 pic.twitter.com/yLLzBZC8dq— FOX Soccer (@FOXSoccer) July 3, 2019🔶 F I N A L E ! 🔶 #OnzeJacht #NEDSWE pic.twitter.com/Qg5gf741nl— OranjeLeeuwinnen (@oranjevrouwen) July 3, 20195:40 p.m. | 120+8 – FINAL. THE NETHERLANDS IS INTO ITS FIRST WORLD CUP FINAL.5:34 p.m. | 120+3 – Injury to Sweden’s Asllani. Both teams eager to get going; Sweden to press one last time, Netherlands for the final whistle to go on to the final. 5:26 p.m. | 114′ – Corner, Sweden. Sustained pressure from the Swedes.5:17 p.m. | 110′ – WE’RE BACK. AGAIN. The Dutch lead 1-0 over Sweden.What a moment for @Jackie_10_ !#NEDSWE 🇳🇱🇸🇪 pic.twitter.com/PtH0TELYhL— FIFA Women’s World Cup (@FIFAWWC) July 3, 20195:15 p.m. – Halftime of extra time. Sweden looking for a goal. Netherlands looking to hold them off!5:15 p.m. | 105+1  – Sweden pressing feverishly now. Second corner for them in ET and their 10th overall. It amounts to nothing.5:11 p.m. | 104′ – Corner Sweden. Asllani goes down, looking for a penalty, but the ball trickles out in her nation’s favor.JACKIE GROENEN! THE NETHERLANDS LEAD IN EXTRA TIME! #FIFAWWC pic.twitter.com/rD1mbZ327J— FOX Soccer (@FOXSoccer) July 3, 2019JJAAAA!! JACKIE GROENEN! pic.twitter.com/ikGGGFeUGV— OranjeLeeuwinnen (@oranjevrouwen) July 3, 20195:07 p.m. | 99′ – GOAL!!! THE ORANJE! JACKIE GROENEN. A low driving shot from outside the 18 finds itself in the back corner of the Swedish net!5:05 p.m. | 97′ – Corner, Holland conceded by Hanna Glas. The Netherlands has tooked the most on the attack since the start of the ET.4:59 p.m. | 91′ – FIrst half of ET kicks off!The first-ever #FIFAWWC semi-final to go to extra-time!* We need a grammar check on that one 👆* #NEDSWE 🇳🇱🇸🇪 pic.twitter.com/thqlz865yx— FIFA Women’s World Cup (@FIFAWWC) July 3, 20194:54 p.m. | 90+5 – Thirty more minutes! We’re going to extra time to find a winner for the first time in Women’s World Cup semifinal history. Extra-time is looming… #NEDSWE 🇳🇱🇸🇪 pic.twitter.com/7zH26WP0bs— FIFA Women’s World Cup (@FIFAWWC) July 3, 20194:46 p.m. | 88′ – Asllani earns a free kick just outside the Netherland’s 18. Eriksson’s free kick kisses the top of the net! Didn’t drop down quick enough.4:43 p.m. | 85′  – Yellow card for Holland’s Sherida Spitse as she clips Kosovare Asllani’s ankle in professional foul.Unreal – Part Two! #NEDSWE https://t.co/PpqnVSjWCM pic.twitter.com/4zlwFXHXTk— FIFA Women’s World Cup (@FIFAWWC) July 3, 20194:40 p.m. | 82′ – Netherlands were THIS close to scoring off that fingertip save.4:36 p.m. | 79′ – Double substitution for Sweden. Julia Zigiotti Olme replaces Elin Rubensson and Madelen Janogy comes on for Lina Hurtig.4:34 p.m. | 76′ – Corner Netherlands. Shanice van de Sanden makes QUICK impact off the Swedish corner in a 1v1 race toward goal, but it’s sent behind.4:33 p.m. | 75′ – Corner Sweden. Desiree van Lunteren pokes the ball off Blackstenius’ foot.4:29 p.m. | 72′ – Substitution for the Oranje . Shanice van de Sanden comes on for Beerensteyn to great applause.INCREDIBLE SAVE!This time it’s the Netherlands who are inches away from the lead, and this time it’s Lindahl with a HUGE save to tip the ball off the woodwork. #FIFAWWC pic.twitter.com/PPyPbYeCio— FOX Soccer (@FOXSoccer) July 3, 20194:22 p.m. | 64′ – OFF THE CROSSBAR. It’s Sweden’s turn to get bailed out! Hedvig Lindahl has a fingertips save to push Vivianne Miedema’s header onto the bar!4:21 p.m. | 63′ – Corner Holland. Eriksson clears a cross in from Lineth Beerensteyn behind.OFF THE POST!! 😱Another dangerous Sweden corner eventually falls to Fischer, but van Veenendaal gets just enough on her shot to steer the ball off the post. #FIFAWWC pic.twitter.com/gb8OYWeLB9— FOX Soccer (@FOXSoccer) July 3, 20194:14 p.m. | 56′ – OFF THE POST!!! The Netherlands weathered a bit of chaos in the box after the corner and then BANG! A shot from Sweden’s Nilla Fischer beats van Veenendaal, but she’s bailed out by the woodwork.4:13 p.m. | 55′ – Corner, Sweden. Conceded by again by Bloodworth.4:07 p.m. | 49′ – Corner Sweden. HUGE block by Bloodworth in the 18 and out for a corner.4:03 p.m. | 46′ – WE’RE BACK. HERE’S HOPING FOR GOALS. Also, halftime sub for Netherlands, Jill Roord replaces Lieke Martens.Them half-time stats 🔢 #NEDSWE 🇳🇱🇸🇪 pic.twitter.com/ZcommNoe9V— FIFA Women’s World Cup (@FIFAWWC) July 3, 20193:53 p.m. – Halftime stats. Fairly even for both sides in the first.3:48 p.m. | 45+3 – Halftime. We’re nil-nil at the break for the first time in these knockout rounds.BIG SAVE!Sweden with the best chance of the game so far off a corner kick, but van Veenendaal does well to see through the traffic and make a kick save. pic.twitter.com/ASLOztBsHa— FOX Soccer (@FOXSoccer) July 3, 20193:37 p.m. | 37′ – Corner Sweden after van Veenendaal punches the previous corner out. This one is sent into the 18, a Swedish shot is block and then KICK SAVE FROM VAN VEENENDAAL. The Netherlands are lucky to still be level at 0-0.3:36 p.m. | 36′ – Corner Sweden and Holland’s van Veenendaal punches a cross clear and it’s played behind by Desiree van Lunteren.3:33 p.m. | 33′ – Slow and uneventful start compared to yesterday’s semi between the U.S. and England. But we press on!#OnzeJacht 👊 #NEDSWE 🇳🇱🇸🇪 pic.twitter.com/umayJVJjT5— FIFA Women’s World Cup (@FIFAWWC) July 3, 20193:17 p.m. | 17′ – Free kick for Sweden just outside the 18, near the corner flag. NEARLY SENT IN BY ERICKSSON but cleared behind for a corner. The ensuing corner for Sweden is harmless.3:13 p.m. | 13′ – HUGE SAVE NETHERLANDS. Sweden’s Sofia Jakobsson slots the ball on a break away to Stina Blackstenius whose shot ends up in the arms of goalkeeper Sari van Veenendaal. Jakobsson fouls van Veenendaal attempting a rebound shot.These sets of fans always bring colour to the stands! #NEDSWE 🇳🇱🇸🇪 pic.twitter.com/3cCk9emhbP— FIFA Women’s World Cup (@FIFAWWC) July 3, 20193:06 p.m. | 6′ – Neither team is clearly out front, we’re moving 18 to 18 pretty easily and neither ‘keeper has needed to get involved. But look how much fun the fans are having!3:00 p.m. | 1’ – Here. We. Go. Winner takes on the USWNT.  The Netherlands has done the unexpected.The Dutch took down Sweden in the semifinals of the 2019 FIFA Women’s World Cup, winning 1-0 in extra time Wednesday. They move on to the championship match, where they will face the defending champions, the United States. Pregame‼️ Startelvan (⭐️-elvan!) är här!🇳🇱Nederländerna-Sverige🇸🇪⏰ 21.00 i TV4/Radiosporten💥 All in Sverige! #viärsverige ⁠ ⁠ pic.twitter.com/6Aa08puabm— Svensk Fotboll (@svenskfotboll) July 3, 2019🚨 | De opstelling! Lineth Beerensteyn start, in plaats van Shanice van de Sanden. #OnzeJacht #NEDSWE pic.twitter.com/OVT4s3qG0V— OranjeLeeuwinnen (@oranjevrouwen) July 3, 20192:17 p.m. – Lineups are out! Here is how Holland and Sweden will face off.You witnessed last night just how crucial goalkeepers are at this stage of the tournament…Will there be a hero tonight? #NEDSWE 🇳🇱🇸🇪 pic.twitter.com/LCdhwMByVj— FIFA Women’s World Cup (@FIFAWWC) July 3, 20192:14 p.m. – Not a bad time to be a ‘keeper in the tournament. Here’s a breakdown of the Dutch and Swedish keeps.last_img read more

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