SOUTH American Youth Games silver medallist Kenisha Phillips and well-known distance athlete Rickie Williams are sure to be some of the names to appear when the North Georgetown District 11 puts together its final team for the National Schools Championships, should it go off next month.The two Chase Academic Foundation students and many others proved they are worth their salt, after taking massive wins at the North Georgetown Inter-Zone Championships yesterday at the Police Sports Club ground, Eve Leary.Overall it was Zone 2, comprising Bishops’ High, Christ Church, and St John’s, among others, that won the day’s Championships after amassing 361 points. Zone 3, led by St Stanislaus College, St Mary’s and St Rose’s High athletes, finished in second place with 329 points.Zone 1, with Queen’s College, placed third, with 257 points. Zone 4 of the District includes all of the primary schools within the District and ended with just 158 points, after participating in just the Under-12 categories of the day’s events.Yesterday’s activities marked a close to the two-week-long events as District 11 went about determining the athletes to represent it at Nationals.Missing out on last week’s Inter-school level of the competition because she was off representing the country in Chile at the South American Youth Games, Phillips was rightly given a chance to join this year’s team, and she showed that she will definitely be someone to be reckoned with when the time comes.Fresh off winning two silver medals in the Girls’ 100m and 200m at the Games, Phillips stepped out in the Girls’ Under-18 category yesterday, She blazed the trail with the win in the two events, also adding the 400m win, with an almost 100m lead on the grasstrack.In the Boys’ 5000m, Williams, a former District 1 athlete, had his usual easy time dominating his Georgetown counterparts.Williams will no doubt be looking to return to his winning stead in the 10km at Nationals, after he was dethroned last year by District 6’s Delroy Leitch.Williams also finished second in the Boys’ Under-20 1500m.
—- triple-header slated for today at GFCPOLICE beat Flamingo 3-0 and Camptown edged Northern Rangers 2-1 when action in the Georgetown Football Association (GFA)/Stag Premium League continued on Friday last at the Georgetown Football Club (GFC) ground with a double-header.The victories for both GFC and Camptown are the two teams’ second consecutive wins since the tournament got underway last weekend at the same venue.Shemar Fraser opened the scoring for Police with a 32nd minute goal and Rawle Haynes sealed the issue with a brace in the 80th and 85th minutes.In the feature game, Shane Jones and Oriel Small found the back of Northern Rangers’ net in the 8th and 19th minutes respectively, while Devon Jason pulled one back for Northern Rangers.When the tournament got underway one week ago, Police’s Fraser, Kester Dundas, Dwayne Jacobs and Travis Jones were the members of the lawmen’s team in their 4-1 win against Riddim Squad.On the same day, Richie Richards netted a brace for Camptown in his team’s 2-1 win against Pele.Meanwhile, the $2M cash prize tournament will continue today at the same venue with a triple-header which will see Pele taking on Santos in the feature game from 20:00hrs, while the curtain raiser from 16:00hrs pits homeside GFC and Black Pearl. The second game on the day’s card features Riddim Squad and Beacon.On the opening day of the tournamernt, beacon trounced Black Pearl 4-1, while Pele lost by a 1-2 margin to Camptown and Santos brushed aside Northern Rangers 3-0.Camptown and Police are joint points’ leaders with six points each from two victories each. However, Police has a plus six-goal difference as against Camptown’s plus two-goal difference.Beacon and Santos who will both be in action today in second round fixtures, are jointly placed in second place with three points from one match eachThe winning team in the competition will receive $1M, while the second, third and fourth place finishers will earn $500,000, $300,000 and $200,000, respectively.
MEXICO CITY (Reuters) – Lewis Hamilton has been installed as the bookmakers’ favourite for next year’s Formula One championship, with the Mercedes driver also a 4/1 shot to be knighted in Britain’s New Year’s honours list.Hamilton became Britain’s most successful Formula One driver after clinching his fourth title in Mexico on Sunday.Bookmakers William Hill have Hamilton as 15/8 favourite for the 2018 drivers championship, with Ferrari’s Sebastian Vettel at 3/1 and Red Bull’s Max Verstappen at 10/3.Verstappen won Sunday’s race, the third triumph of the 20-year-old’s career.Formula One has driver knights in Stirling Moss, generally regarded as the greatest never to win a championship, and triple world champion Jackie Stewart. Team principal Frank Williams and co-founder Patrick Head also have the honour.Hamilton has the MBE, a lower rung of the multi-tiered British awards system, and went to Buckingham Palace to receive it from the Queen.When asked about the chances of a knighthood, the 32-year-old winner of 62 races said he had always wanted to go back to the palace.That would be the greatest honour, to firstly be invited back,” he said. “I try to represent England in the best way I can. If that at some stage is recognised by the Queen then I’d be incredibly honoured.”Hamilton wrapped the British flag around him as he celebrated on Sunday and has made much of his journey against the odds from an under-privileged background in the commuter town of Stevenage, north of London.His paternal grandfather was an immigrant from the Caribbean island of Grenada.“I wonder what the people who were at my school are thinking. There’s a couple of teachers who said you’re never going to amount to anything so I wonder what they’re thinking now,” he had mused on Sunday.“I wonder if they’re thinking ‘I helped that young lad’. Or are they thinking ‘you know what, I regret what I said. And I’ve grown from it’? I hope that’s really the case.”Olympic athletics gold medallist Mo Farah and Wimbledon winner Andy Murray are also sporting Sirs but the Scot has emphasised he still wants to be called by his first name.Hamilton joked he would be the opposite, if such a situation ever happened.“I would enforce it. To everyone. To friends, everyone. I think it’s such an honour,” he laughed. “I’ve got friends who are Sirs and I call them Sir. When I get a text, I‘m like ‘Yes Sir.’ It’s unique and why not live it in all its beauty?.” By Alan Baldwin
Top Czech women, including Pliskova and Kvitova are set to play while Jiri Vesely is the highest ranked player in the men’s draw.All the tournaments will be without spectators. The matches will be broadcast on television.MAN CITY OWNERS-BELGIAN CLUBMan City parent company buys Belgian club Lommel SKBRUSSELS (AP) — The owners of Manchester City have purchased a Belgian soccer team on today, adding a ninth club to their worldwide portfolio. Update on the latest in sports: Associated Press May 11, 2020 It says the 2023 event will take place from Aug. 25 through Sept. 10 of that year.Group games will be played in Indonesia, Japan and the Philippines.The final phase will be played in Manila. It will be the first time that the tournament formerly called the world championships will be played across multiple countries.,Tampa Bay Lightning advance to face Dallas Stars in Stanley Cup finals, beating New York Islanders 2-1 in OT in Game 6 — Real (RAY’-al) Madrid has become the latest Spanish league club to resume individual training. Players were back in action today at the team’s training center, two months after the league was suspended because of the coronavirus pandemic. Most clubs had already resumed individual sessions. Barcelona restarted on Friday and Atlético Madrid on Saturday. All players were tested for COVID-19 before being allowed to practice. The league says five players on first- and second-division clubs have tested positive. Three staff members have also tested positive.— The head of Japanese baseball says the 12-team league is hoping to start play next month but no specific date has been set. Japan is living under a state of emergency that is in effect until May 31. Commissioner Atsushi Saito says the All-Star game in July has been canceled for the first time since it was initially held almost 70 years ago. The Japanese season was originally scheduled to open on March 20. Baseball has begun in Taiwan and South Korea in empty stadiums.— The Portuguese soccer federation says the league, clubs and players must take responsibility for the consequences of the return to soccer in the country amid the coronavirus pandemic. The federation says that is the first condition stipulated by government authorities to allow the Portuguese league and the Portuguese Cup to resume as planned by the end of the month. The federation says it received a set of conditions from the government on Sunday.CZECH-CHARITY EVENTPliskova, Kvitova to lead teams in Czech competition PRAGUE (AP) — Two-time Wimbledon champion Petra Kvitova (kuh-VIHT’-oh-vuh) and third-ranked Karolina Pliskova will lead two teams in a charity competition during the coronavirus pandemic.Pliskova’s team will include her twin-sister Kristyna, 2019 French Open runner-up Marketa Vondrousova, Tereza Martincová and Nikola Bartunkova.Kvitova’s squad will include Barbora Strýcová, Kateřina Siniaková and Russia’s Ekaterina Alexandrova.The first of the four tournaments that are part of the competition is scheduled for June 13-15 in Prague.Separately, the first of a series of tournaments organized by the Czech tennis federation is scheduled for May 26-28 in Prague. Share This StoryFacebookTwitteremailPrintLinkedinRedditVIRUS OUTBREAK-AHLAmerican hockey league cancels rest of seasonUNDATED (AP) — The American Hockey League has canceled the rest of its season because of the coronavirus pandemic. The City Football Group, which is run by the Abu Dhabi royal family, says it bought second-division club Lommel SK after the team based in the eastern Limburg province had its professional license renewed. Financial terms of the deal have not been revealed.Lommel was sixth in the standings when the Belgian season was suspended because of the coronavirus pandemic. The team plays in an 8,000-capacity stadium and its biggest achievement was reaching the 2001 Belgian Cup final.WORLD CUP-2023 DATESFIBA sets dates for 2023 Basketball World CupMIES, Switzerland (AP) — FIBA has set the dates for the next Basketball World Cup. President and CEO David Andrews says, “the resumption and completion of the 2019-20 season is not feasible in light of current conditions.”The league’s board of governors made that determination in a conference call Friday.The AHL suspended its season on March 12 after the NHL did. The league hopes to be back next season but that is in jeopardy if sports must be played in empty arenas.In other developments related to the coronavirus pandemic:— The British government has told sports bodies to prepare for the resumption of events in England but not before June and not with fans in stadiums. Sports have been shut down in Britain since March because of the coronavirus pandemic. A government document says Step 2 of the plan for easing the lockdown includes “permitting cultural and sporting events to take place behind closed doors for broadcast.” The document states that the resumption cannot happen before June 1.
The Latest: MEAC postpones football season The American Athletic Conference will require all its schools to test football players for COVID-19 at least 72 hours before competition.The announcement Thursday by the American comes ahead of the expected release of recommendations from the NCAA.The Power Five conferences — ACC, Big Ten, Big 12, Pac-12 and SEC — have been working toward a minimum standard for testing throughout major college football. Though the Big Ten and Pac-12 announced last week that they would play only conference games this football season to help minimize potential disruptions caused by COVID-19, other FBS conferences have not yet decided on scheduling formats for the coming season, which appears to be in peril because of the surging pandemic. AAC Commissioner Mike Aresco says the testing protocols will apply throughout the regular and bowl seasons. More operational protocols are still being finalized, as are testing protocols for other sports. ___ A top-division Russian soccer game has been called off after nine people at FC Sochi tested positive for the virus.The Russian Premier League says Sochi’s game against Tambov will not take place as scheduled on Thursday. The league hasn’t said how many of the nine are players.There was no mention of whether the game could be rescheduled. The league is scheduled to finish its season next Wednesday.Sochi last month won a game 10-1 against FC Rostov after a virus outbreak forced Rostov to send a team of youth and academy players. Another club, FC Orenburg, forfeited two games following an outbreak at the club and has since been relegated. July 16, 2020 Following fellow FCS conferences the Ivy League and Patriot League, the MEAC announced it would not have competition in the fall and consider trying to make up the schedule for those sports in the 2021 spring semester.The MEAC is comprised of 11 historically black colleges, though its membership is in flux. Earlier this year, Florida A&M and Bethune-Cookman announced they would be leaving the MEAC and joining the Southwestern Athletic Conference next year. MEAC-power North Carolina A&T has announced it will be moving to the Big South in 2021.___The Miami Dolphins say they’re prepared to play with or without spectators this season, but they will not allow fans to attend their home preseason game or training camp, and there will be no tailgating during the regular season.The changes were made because of the coronavirus and announced Thursday. The basketball-focused conference announced the decision Thursday. The Big East still hasn’t decided whether it will conduct a fall season and championships.The league said in the coming weeks, it will continue to monitor COVID-19 conditions across the country and in Big East communities and will provide further updates on dates and formats “as appropriate.” All decisions regarding fall conference competition will be guided by health and safety concerns and will be made in accordance with NCAA actions and policies.The sports affected are men’s and women’s soccer, men’s and women’s cross-country, volleyball and field hockey. The Big East’s plans for the 2020-21 winter and spring sports seasons remain unaffected at this time.The Big East’s members, located in eight of the country’s top 36 largest media markets, are Butler, Connecticut, Creighton, DePaul, Georgetown, Marquette, Providence, St. John’s, Seton Hall, Villanova and Xavier.___ Share This StoryFacebookTwitteremailPrintLinkedinRedditWhatsappThe Latest on the effects of the coronavirus outbreak on sports around the world:___The Mid-American Athletic Conference has suspended fall sports, becoming the third Division I league to postpone its football season. Stadium capacity for regular-season games will be determined later. Social distancing will be required if spectators are allowed, and fans and stadium employees will be required to wear masks when not eating or drinking.“Things are changing week to week, and we are still more than two months away from our first scheduled regular-season home game,” Dolphins CEO Tom Garfinkel said in a statement. “So we’ll wait and work with local authorities, and make the determination about fans or no fans based on the data as we get closer. … We’re ready for any scenario.”___Wisconsin is delaying its renovation of the south end-zone seating area inside Camp Randall Stadium due to uncertainty caused by the pandemic.The project was scheduled to begin after the 2020 football season and completed by the start of the 2021 schedule. Another game was postponed last month after three virus cases among Dynamo Moscow players.___More AP sports: https://apnews.com/apf-sports and https://twitter.com/AP_Sports “We are obviously operating in a time of great uncertainty,” athletic director Barry Alvarez said in a statement. “Given our construction timeline and the timing around when decisions had to be made, we felt it was best to be prudent and delay the project for a bit.’’The renovation includes enhanced seating options such as loge boxes and club seats as well as access to indoor and outdoor hospitality clubs and climate-controlled amenities and premium food offerings.Wisconsin’s renovation of the Kohl Center is on a different timeline and hasn’t been delayed at this point.___The Big East Conference has joined several other leagues in deciding to play only conference opponents during the fall sports season, if it’s able to play at all. Associated Press
Wilkinson subbed for James on the right side last year but the Broncos wanted him to compete with incumbent left tackle Garett Bolles during training camp this summer, a plan that was crimped by Wilkinson’s left foot operation.Already the Broncos are planning to have two new starters on the O-line: free agent guard Graham Glasgow and rookie center Lloyd Cushenberry III.___Follow Arnie Melendrez Stapleton on Twitter: http://twitter.com/arniestapleton___ August 3, 2020 James played just 63 snaps in his first season in Denver after the Broncos signed him to a deal that included $32 million in guarantees. He got hurt on the 10th play of the season, in the opener at Oakland, and didn’t return until midseason when he tore scar tissue and the meniscus in his right knee. He returned in December but only played the first half at Houston as his knee kept buckling on him. Although coach Vic Fangio often was mystified by James’ injury and slow recovery, he never put him on injured reserve. James said in December that he didn’t need surgery but was eager to bounce back in 2020 to show his team and its fans he was worth the big contract he signed.“To the Denver Community, these first two years weren’t what I expected them to be when arriving here,” James said in his Twitter statement. “I know you don’t know me well and a false narrative was painted of me last year due to comments made about my injury, but I am invested in this city and my team. “I look forward to the future we have here, but in that same breath, I’m even more invested in my family. Everyone make sure to stay positive through these crazy times and enjoy your loved ones. I hope 2021 will be a better year for all of us. Take care of yourselves, because ultimately, health is wealth.” More AP NFL: https://apnews.com/NFL and https://twitter.com/AP_NFL Share This StoryFacebookTwitteremailPrintLinkedinRedditENGLEWOOD, Colo. (AP) — Right tackle Ja’Wuan James informed the Denver Broncos on Monday that he’s opting out of the 2020 season over coronavirus concerns.The Broncos were counting on their headliner from last year’s free agent class to bounce back from a balky right knee that limited him to just three appearances in 2019 after signing what was at the time the biggest contract ever for a left tackle, $51 million over four years.Elijah Wilkinson could be in line to fill in for James for a second straight season, although Wilkinson is still recovering from offseason foot surgery. James tweeted that while it was a difficult decision to skip the upcoming season, it was the right one for him and his family.“There’s just too much unknown about this virus and about plans handling it going forward,” James wrote. “My wife and I were blessed with our newborn son May 22 and he’s now my top priority. Although I worked all offseason and invested in my body to bounce back and have a great year on the field, it’s just not worth risking the health of my loved ones. “I’ve seen this virus already hospitalize one of my family members and hope to not have that happen again,” James added. “We can’t live in fear or just confine ourselves just to our homes but we all have to make the right conscious choices and navigate through day to day life to protect our neighbors.”James wished the NFL well as it navigates the COVID-19 crisis.“All my brothers around the league, I pray for you and your families’ safety throughout the season and rest of this pandemic,” James wrote. Broncos’ Ja’Wuan James skipping 2020 over COVID-19 concerns Associated Press
Share This StoryFacebookTwitteremailPrintLinkedinRedditGOLF-PGA CHAMPIONSHIPJohnson heads tight leaderboard at Harding ParkSAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Dustin Johnson shot a 5-under 65 in the third round at TPC Harding Park to enter the final round as the PGA Championship leader at minus-9. He had eight birdies in the round, which helped him forget a bogey on No. 6 and a double three holes later. Both times, he birdied the next hole. MAC schools rely heavily on revenue from playing road games against power conference teams. Most of those games were canceled when the Power Five went to exclusively or mostly conference games. A meeting of its presidents earlier in the week was expected to produce an agreement on how to go about a fall season. Instead, some schools pushed to not play. In other college sports news:— The Big Ten has told its schools that until further notice full contact football practices cannot begin. The conference announced all teams will remain in the first two days of what is known as the “acclimatization period” as teams work in just helmets. The Big Ten said all other fall sports will continue to work with team physicians and athletic trainers to adjust practices to the appropriate level of activity. — Pittsburgh junior defensive tackle Jaylen Twyman has opted out of the 2020 season to focus on next year’s NFL draft. Twyman was a second-team All-American in 2019 when he registered 10 1/2 sacks. The 6-foot-2, 290-pound Twyman said his decision is not about COVID-19, but rather about taking care of his family’s needs. Johnson’s only major victory was the 2016 U.S. Open.Eleven other players will be three shots back heading into Sunday’s round. Scottie Scheffler also fired a 65 that leaves him tied with Cameron Champ at 8 under. Two shots back are Brooks Koepka (KEHP’-kuh), Paul Carey and Collin Morikawa, who fired a 65.NBA-SCHEDULEMurray returns to lead NuggetsLAKE BUENA VISTA, Fla. (AP) — The Denver Nuggets welcomed back one of their stars on Saturday and solidified their hold on third place in the NBA’s Western Conference. Harvick wins again at MISBROOKLYN, Mich. (AP) — Kevin Harvick raced to his fifth NASCAR Cup Series victory of the season by outlasting Brad Keselowski in overtime in the opener of a weekend doubleheader at Michigan International Speedway.Harvick won for the fourth time at MIS — and three of those victories have been in the last three years.Ford has now won five straight Cup races at Michigan and swept the top two spots Saturday with Harvick and Keselowski. Martin Truex Jr. was third, followed by Ryan Blaney and Kyle Busch.Busch remains winless on the year with five races left in the regular season. — Padres first baseman Eric Hosmer was activated from the injured list after missing 11 of the first 14 games with gastritis. Hosmer said he never received a precise diagnosis of the ailment and plans to see specialists after the season.VIRUS OUTBREAK-COLLEGE SPORTSMAC cancels fall sports due to virusUNDATED (AP) — The Mid-American Conference has become the first league competing at college football’s highest level to cancel its fall season because of COVID-19 concerns.The MAC announced on Saturday that all fall sports have been canceled, although it is exploring the idea of making them up in the spring. The MAC’s 12 schools are facing a significant financial burden by trying to maintain costly coronavirus protocols. Jamal Murray scored 23 points, including the tying and go-ahead baskets in the Nuggets’ double-overtime win against the Jazz, 134-132. He sank a fallaway jumper for a 123-all tie and then beat the shot clock with a go-ahead 3-pointer. Murray had 12 rebounds and eight assists, just missing a triple-double in his first game since March 11. He missed the Nuggets’ first four games of the restart due to a tight hamstring.The Nuggets overcame Donovan Mitchell’s 35 points for Utah, including a 3-pointer with 4.2 seconds remaining in the second overtime.In other NBA action:— T.J. Warren poured in 39 points, including seven straight to put the Pacers ahead in the final two minutes of a 116-111 downing of the Lakers. LeBron James had 31 points, eight rebounds and seven assists after sitting out the first game since the Lakers clinched the top seed in the Western Conference. — Luka Doncic (DAHN’-chihch) posted his league-high 17th triple-double of the season by delivering 36 points, a career-high 19 assists and 14 rebounds for the Mavericks, in a 136-132 win over the Bucks. Giannis Antetokounmpo had 34 points, 13 rebounds and five blocks for the Bucks, who led by three before Dallas closed on a 7-0 run. AUSTRALIA-MATCH STABBINGSPlayer, spectators stabbed in Sydney rugby league violence SYDNEY (AP) — Rugby league officials in Sydney and police say an under-20 match has ended in violence with a player allegedly stabbing a competitor and two spectators. Police say emergency services were called to the scene following reports of an assault after a community game. A police official says that as a result of a fight, one male who played for one of the teams was stabbed by another male who also played for the opposing team. He says, “Two spectators also became involved in the altercation and they were stabbed as well.” Associated Press Elsewhere around the majors:— Austin Slater had nine career home runs before going deep twice off Clayton Kershaw in the Giants’ 5-4 win versus the Dodgers. Kershaw also surrendered a home run to Mike Yastrzemski (ya-STREHM’-skee) while being reached for four runs and seven hits in just 4 1/3 innings.— Niko Goodrum, Miguel Cabrera, C.J. Cron and Jeimer (JAY’-mur) Candelario homered in the first inning to ignite the Tigers’ 11-5 win over the Pirates. JaCoby Jones added a sixth-inning blast and Cron capped the scoring with an RBI double in Detroit’s second straight win.— Frankie Montas pitched seven shutout innings and the Athletics picked up their eighth consecutive win by downing the Astros, 3-1. Marcus Semien homered in the first after hitting a walkoff single to end a 13-inning win on Friday.— Jake Arrieta picked up his first win in more than a year by tossing three-hit ball over six innings of the Phillies’ 5-0 shutout of the Braves. Jay Bruce smacked a three-run homer and J.T. Realmuto (ree-al-MOO’-toh) went deep for the third straight game. August 9, 2020 MLS to resume regular season UNDATED (AP) — Major League Soccer says it will resume its season once the MLS is Back tournament in Florida wraps up. The league’s 26 teams will each play 18 games, with the first between FC Dallas and Nashville set for Aug. 12. Dallas and Nashville are playing three additional games after withdrawing from the league’s tournament because of positive COVID-19 cases. A majority of games will be played without fans because of local regulations. Teams will be subjected to a rigorous testing protocol and will use charter flights to travel. MLS suspended the season on March 12 because of the pandemic after teams had played two games each. In Toronto, Nicolas Aube-Kubel (oh-BAY’ koo-BEHL’) scored twice in the first period and Carter Hart finished with 23 saves as the Flyers downed Tampa Bay, 4-1. Joel Farabee set up the game-winner and added a second-period goal that put the Flyers ahead 3-1.The Flyers went 3-0 in round-robin play after winning nine of their last 10 regular-season games. Philadelphia’s reward is a meeting with the Montreal Canadiens.Tyler Johnson had a power-play goal for the Lightning, who will take on either Toronto or Columbus in the first round.MLB-SCHEDULECole just misses 20th straight The All-Star guard will have surgery on his left knee, damaging the Sixers’ hopes for a deep playoff run. There was no immediate timeframe for his return, and it’s likely that no firm timetable on his recovery will be set until after the surgery.Simmons left Wednesday’s game against Washington midway through the third quarter because of the injury.In other NBA news:— This season’s three NBA MVP finalists have won the award before. The trio announced Saturday is reigning MVP Giannis Antetokounmpo (YAH’-nihs an-teh-toh-KOON’-poh) of the Bucks, four-time MVP LeBron James of the Lakers and 2017-18 winner James Harden of the Rockets. James would join Kareem Abdul-Jabbar, Michael Jordan and Bill Russell as the NBA’s only five-time MVPs. Antetokounmpo is bidding to become the 12th back-to-back winner of the award. NHL-SCHEDULE Samardjiza on ILUNDATED (AP) — Giants hurler Jeff Samardjiza (sah-MAHR’-jah) has been placed on the 10-day injured list due to right shoulder impingement. Manager Gabe Kapler said the right-hander told trainers and the coaching staff that he felt like he wasn’t able to get the arm loose during Friday’s game. Samardjiza went four-plus innings and allowed six runs on seven hits in a 7-2 loss to the Dodgers. In other big league news Saturday: — The Rangers picked up a 2-0 win on Joey Gallo’s two-run homer. Six Texas pitchers combined on a four-hitter as Kolby Allard worked five innings before Edinson Volquez worked the sixth for his first major league win since 2017.— The Mets were 8-4 winners against the Marlins as Michael Conforto and Pete Alonso slammed two-run homers before J.D. Davis broke it open with a three-run blast. Rookie David Peterson allowed two runs over five innings to help New York end Miami’s six-game winning streak.— Jorge Soler homered in back-to-back innings, the second of which came in a six-run fourth that propelled the Royals past the Twins, 9-6. Nicky Lopez hit a two-run shot and Salvador Perez also went deep as the first seven Royals reached base in the fourth.— Five Blue Jays pitchers combined on a four-hitter in a 2-1 win at Boston. Bo Bichette had two hits and an RBI to help Toronto halt a two-game skid.MLB-NEWS NFL-BROWNS-LANDRYLandry activated CLEVELAND (AP) — Cleveland Browns wide receiver Jarvis Landry has been activated from the physically unable to perform list, clearing the way for him to practice in training camp following off-season hip surgery.He underwent an extensive procedure to correct a issue that slowed him last season but didn’t keep him off the field. Landry hasn’t missed a game in six seasons and recorded 83 receptions for 1,174 yards and six touchdowns in 2019.NASCAR-MICHIGAN — Ryan Castellani combined with three relievers on a one-hitter as the Rockies downed the Mariners, 5-0. Chalie Blackmon opened the scoring with a three-run double in the fifth.— Starling Marte and Stephen Vogt (voht) hit solo homers in the sixth inning of the Diamondbacks’ 3-2 victory at San Diego. Merrill Kelly gave up one run over six frames to get the win.— Zach Plesac (PLEE’-sak) tossed six strong innings and the Indians erupted for six runs in the fourth inning of a 7-1 victory over the White Sox. The Indians had been blanked for 13 innings before Franmil (FRAHN’-meel) Reyes and Jordan Luplow each hit a two-run homer in the fourth. — Pat Valaika, Pedro Severino and Anthony Santander homered during a five-run eighth that gave the Orioles a 5-3 verdict over the Nationals. Baltimore went into eighth with just two hits and trailing 3-0 before rallying against Sean Doolittle and Daniel Hudson.— Anthony DeSclafani allowed two singles over six scoreless innings to pitch the Reds past the Brewers, 4-1. Eugenio Suarez hit a three-run homer in the first to put the Reds on top to stay. UNDATED (AP) — Gerrit Cole came within one out of winning his 20th consecutive decision despite another power display by the New York Yankees. Homers by Aaron Judge, Giancarlo Stanton and Mike Ford powered the Yankees to an 8-4 win over the Rays in Game 1 of a twinbill. Cole had a 5-0 lead as he entered the fifth inning, but he had to be pulled one strike shy of qualifying for the victory. Jose Martinez belted a two-run homer that made it 5-3 and ended Cole’s outing.Cole was bidding to tie Roger Clemens, Jake Arrieta and Rube Marquard for the third-longest streak ever. Hall of Famer Carl Hubbell leads the list with 24 in a row, followed by Roy Face with 22. The Rays salvaged a split of the doubleheader as Austin Meadows provided a tiebreaking, two-run single in a 5-3 decision over New York. The Rays used six pitchers during a bullpen day that ended when Judge flew out deep with a runner on base. HORSE RACING-TRAVERSTiz the Law wins againSARATOGA SPRINGS, N.Y. (AP) — Belmont winner Tiz the Law has easily won the $1 million Travers Stakes at Saratoga and heads to Kentucky for next month’s Derby as the favorite.Ridden by Manny Franco, Tiz the Law ran 1 1/4 miles in 2:00.65 and paid $3, $2.40 and $2.10.The 3-year-old colt remains undefeated this year with four straight graded stakes victories. — The Suns are 5-0 since the restart after Devin Booker scored 35 points and Jevon Carter added a season-high 20 in a 119-112 victory against the Heat. Carter made six of eight 3-pointers for Phoenix, which is two games behind Memphis for the final Western Conference playoff berth.— Rodney McGruder hit a 3-pointer with 26.5 seconds left to push the Clippers past the Trail Blazers, 122-120. Portland led much of the game, but Los Angeles closed on a 12-5 run to pull out the victory. The Clippers were without Kawhi (kah-WY’) Leonard and played the last five minutes without Paul George after he scored 21 points.NBA-NEWSSimmons needs knee surgeryLAKE BUENA VISTA, Fla. (AP) — The Philadelphia 76ers will spend the rest of the NBA season and playoffs without Ben Simmons. F1-70TH ANNIVERSARY GPBottas on pole for Silverstone GP ahead of teammate HamiltonSILVERSTONE, England (AP) — Valtteri Bottas edged out Mercedes teammate and championship leader Lewis Hamilton to claim the pole position for Formula One’s 70th Anniversary Grand Prix.Bottas clocked 1 minute, 25.154 seconds, 0.063 seconds ahead of the six-time world champion. It gave Bottas his first pole since the opening race of the pandemic-delayed season in Austria, which he went on to win. MLS-SEASON RESUMES Update on the latest sports Knights take top seed with OT win over AvsEDMONTON, Alberta (AP) — The Las Vegas Golden Knights and Philadelphia Flyers have grabbed the top seeds in the Stanley Cup Playoffs. The Golden Knights captured the No. 1 seed in the West by taking a winner-take-all with Colorado before the Flyers knocked off Tampa Bay to claim the top seed in the East.Alex Tuch (tuhk) scored with 16 seconds remaining on the clock in overtime to give the Knights a 4-3 victory over the Avalanche. Vegas took a 3-2 lead on a penalty shot by Jonathan Marchessault (MAHR’-sheh-soh) early in the third period, but the Avs forced OT when J.T. Compher beat Robin Lehner with 62 seconds left in regulation.Marchesault tallied twice and Lehner finished with 32 saves for the Knights, who will take on the Blackhawks in the first round.The Avs and Coyotes will square off in another first-round series.
“I definitely was not as sharp as I wanted to be tonight,” Freeland said. “I caught some breaks there in the first three innings with some balls hit right at guys to get out of jams. But the fourth and fifth innings, I started leaving stuff over the middle of the plate.”PAINFUL HITPadres reliever Emilio Pagán took a hard shot off his leg on a stinging one-out comebacker by Raimel Tapia, which rolled toward third for a single in the ninth. Trainers came out to the mound to check on him but he managed to stay in the game. ROOKIE MILESTONESan Diego rookie outfielder Jorge Mateo registered his first career RBI when he singled in a run during the fourth inning. In the ninth, he made a spectacular diving catch to take a hit away from Arenado. August 29, 2020 France drives in 4 as Padres rally past Rockies Matt Kemp hit a three-run shot for Colorado, and Nolan Arenado finished with three hits.San Diego tied the game with three runs in the fifth and pulled away with a four-run burst in the sixth. After hitting a one-out double, Fernando Tatis Jr. showcased his speed in scoring the go-ahead run, advancing on a wild pitch that barely trickled away from catcher Tony Wolters and sprinting home just ahead of a strong throw from Sam Hilliard on Machado’s sacrifice fly to shallow center off Jeff Hoffman (2-1). France added a three-run double to put the Padres up 8-4.The Rockies jumped on Davies in the first, with most of the damage coming on Kemp’s third homer this season — all against San Diego. None of the runs were earned because first baseman Hosmer dropped a relay throw on Charlie Blackmon’s fielder’s choice that would have completed an inning-ending double play. Davies walked Daniel Murphy before Kemp drove a 2-0 pitch into the stand of evergreens behind the wall in center.“After that first inning, I focused on making sure I was over the plate, down, and keeping the ball as much as I could on the ground,” Davies said. “But again, defense behind me, that makes me confident in myself. Just a matter of time for that offense to get going.”Colorado left-hander Kyle Freeland went 4 1/3 innings and allowed four runs and 11 hits, snapping a streak of six consecutive quality starts to begin the season. Share This StoryFacebookTwitteremailPrintLinkedinRedditDENVER (AP) — Ty France had four RBIs and the San Diego Padres posted another comeback victory, overcoming an early four-run deficit to beat the Colorado Rockies 10-4 on Friday night.Eric Hosmer and Wil Myers each contributed four hits as part of San Diego’s season-high 19-hit attack. Manny Machado had three hits while extending his hitting streak to 10 games. Zach Davies (5-2) struck out six in 5 2/3 innings, allowing four unearned runs in the first.“Obviously as a team we swung the bats really well tonight,” Padres manager Jayce Tingler said. “I thought the one thing our guys did is they stayed short, they hit the ball line to line.” Associated Press TRAINER’S ROOMPadres: C Francisco Mejia is making steady progress in his rehabilitation of his bruised left thumb. He went on the 10-day injured list on Aug. 17. “ He’s getting a lot of at-bats and he’s continuing to improve” at the team’s alternate training site at the University of San Diego, Tingler saod.Rockies: RHP Chi Chi Gonzalez (right biceps tendinitis) had a strong bullpen session Wednesday and is slated to throw again in the next couple of days. Sidelined since Aug. 7, Gonzalez is nearing a return. “He’s really close to being ready to pitch for us,” manager Bud Black said.UP NEXTPadres: LHP Adrian Morejon (0-0, 5.79 ERA), typically used out of the bullpen, is slated to make his third start of the season and fifth of his career Saturday night. Rockies: RHP Antonio Senzatela (3-1, 3.96 ERA) looks to bounce back from his first loss of the season in which he gave up four home runs in a road start against the Dodgers.___More AP MLB: https://apnews.com/MLB and https://twitter.com/AP_Sports
Chelsea manager Andre Villas-Boas conceded that his team’s title hopes are all but over following their 1-1 home draw against neighbours Fulham.They have lost momentum since a recent victory against leaders Manchester City and the Boxing Day result was their third successive draw.Villas-Boas declared after the City win that their title challenge was back on, but now accepts they face a tall order.AdChoices广告“We had reduced it [City’s lead] to seven points recently, but with City and Manchester United continuing to get the points they are getting, it will be difficult,” he said.“That is the perspective we have to make. Maybe the Premier League is over for us at the moment.“We’d targeted the December fixtures as an ideal situation to find out what would happen in the Premier League. We continue to do that.”Chelsea were on course for a much needed victory but were pegged back by Clint Dempsey’s equaliser and were then unable to find a way past outstanding Fulham goalkeeper David Stockdale.Villas-Boas added: “Our performance was good. We tried to get the second goal but Stockdale had a fantastic day.“Fulham were very well organised in the first half. They were solid and compact and made things difficult for us.”Related story: Gamble paid off – Fulham boss
ACTION in the 2019 edition of the Exxon Mobil Schools football tournament begins today at the Ministry of Education ground, Carifesta Avenue.The male segment of the tournament opens with a March Past at 10:00hrs with matches set for 12:00hrs.Christ Church Secondary will play Lodge Secondary in the opening game with Plaisance Orphanage going up against North Ruimveldt Multilateral on the adjacent pitch.St Mary and Annandale Secondary clash at 12:50hrs on pitch one while New Campbellville meet Ann’s Grove on pitch two.Carmel Secondary School will also be in action from 13:40hrs against Uitvlugt Secondary with pitch two featuring President’s College and Marian Academy.Bishops’ High will play Golden Grove on pitch one from 14:30hrs while Kingstown will lock horns with St John’s College on pitch two.Tutorial play East Riumveldt and Queenstown Secondary take on St Stanislaus College on pitches one and two respectively, from 15:20hrs while the day’s proceedings will close when Dolphin Secondary and Tucville clash on pitch one at 16:10hrs. Brickdam Secondary will oppose Charlestown Secondary on pitch two.The tournament is also sponsored by Demerara Distillers Limited under the Pepsi brand and the Ministry of Public Health under the Chronic Diseases unit.