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Tokyo Olympics: Nigerian athletes get lifeline, as Dare hails IOC

first_img According to the IOC ” We understand at these times that these are unlikely to include full details of the dates and locations of the specified events. We recognise that this would follow later as the impacts of the Covid-19 and its related restrictions becomes clearer,” the letter stated. Fifty-seven percent of the 11,000 athletes that would be participating at the Tokyo Olympics had qualified before the event was moved by a year due to the pandemic. The IOC said it would finalize the adapted qualification system later in the month.This cheering news for Nigerian athletes has been commended by the Youth and Sports Development Minister Mr Sunday Dare as a welcome development. ” We are excited that the IOC has granted this concession so that those qualifiers can be completed. This will give the athletes ample time to prepare. Also, we now have enough time to make funds available to those sports Federations that had yet to complete their qualifiers. We are monitoring all our athletes and we believe they are training well despite the world – wide lockdown ” read also:IOC: Adjustments to Tokyo 2020 to reduce extent of additional costsHe assured that Nigeria would stick to the earlier stance to feature in only 11 events at the games in order to enhance her chances of performing well. FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmail分享 Loading… Cloud of uncertainty that had gathered over the 2020 Tokyo Olympic games qualifiers involving Nigerian athletes and other athletes around the world has been cleared by the International Olympic Committee. IOC chief Thomas Bach  The postponement of the Tokyo Olympics by a year as a result of the spread of covid-19 scourge had cast a shadow of doubt over most of the qualifiers that were yet to be completed. Respite has, however, come for Nigerian athletes alongside their counterparts from other countries that were yet to complete their qualifiers as the IOC has fixed new dates for the qualifiers. According to a letter written to all members of the International Olympic Committee, now completed qualifiers have now been extended till the end of June 2021, a week grace before the final deadline of July 5th, 18 days before the Olympics gets underway on July 23rd, 2021.Advertisementcenter_img Promoted Content11 Most Immersive Game To Play On Your Table Top7 Universities In The World With The Highest Market ValueThe Funniest Prankster Grandma And Her GrandsonBehind-The-Scenes Selfies From 10 Popular MoviesWhat Happens To Your Brain When You Play Too Much Video Games?2020 Tattoo Trends: Here’s What You’ll See This YearThe Very Last Bitcoin Will Be Mined Around 2140. Read MoreRobert Pattinson Showed The GQ Magazine What Quarantining MeansBest & Worst Celebrity Endorsed Games Ever Made5 Of The World’s Most Unique Theme ParksA Guy Turns Gray Walls And Simple Bricks Into Works Of Art8 Things To Expect If An Asteroid Hits Our Planetlast_img read more

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271 test positive for COVID-19, five succumb

first_img271 test positive for COVID-19 in the last 24 hours out of a sample size of 4,019 people bringing total number of confirmed cases in the country to 30,636.Out of the 271 cases 267 are Kenyan while four are foreigners.93 are female while 178 are male with the youngest being a one year old while the oldest is 80 years.Also Read   Time to re-open schools in Eastern and Southern Africa, UNICEF Speaking during the COVID-19 daily briefings, Health Chief Administrative Secretary noted that, 208 patients have recovered from the virus, raising total to 17,368.Get breaking news on your Mobile as-it-happens. SMS ‘NEWS’ to 20153 The number of cases have in the last few days gone down however CAS Aman said, “It is too early for us to determine if our curve is coming down, our testing fluctuates due to availability of testing kits.”Also Read  Women leaders welcome CJ’s decision to dissolve ParliamentThe number of fatalities has hit 487 after five patients succumbed in the last 24 hours.Nairobi County continues leading with 99 cases followed by Kiambu and Laikipia with 20 cases each.Migori has 18 cases, Makueni four (4), Nakuru four (4), Machakos, Kilifi, and Tana River three (3) each, Embu and Kitui have one (1) each.Also Read  COVID-19: Kenya records 98 new cases, 62 recoveries, 2 deathsAt the same time, the government has hailed the Intergovernmental Authority on Development (IGAD) for availing Personal Protective Equipment (PPEs) that will be used at the Dadaab Refugee.Aman said the donation will go a long way in assisting healthcare workers at the Dadaab refugee camp in Garissa County.Also read https://www.kbc.co.ke/igad/last_img read more

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Napoli appoint new head coach

first_imgRelatedPosts Pirlo not out to copy anyone after Juventus’ comfortable opening win EPL: Calvert-Lewin treble fires Everton past West Brom EPL: Everton set to compound West Brom woes Gennaro Gattuso has replaced Carlo Ancelotti as Napoli head coach, the club has confirmed.Former manager Ancelotti was sacked on Tuesday after 19 months in charge in Naples.Napoli announced the decision to dismiss Ancelotti an hour after he led the club to the knockout stages of the Champions League with a 4-0 home win against Genk, ending a nine-match run in all competitions without victory.Sky in Italy reported on Tuesday that former AC Milan manager Gattuso was the leading candidate to take over at Napoli, and it is understood the 41-year-old has joined on a provisional six-month deal with an option of a further 12 months.Napoli, who face Parma in their next game on Saturday, are currently seventh in Serie A.Sky Sports News understands Everton will begin contract talks with Ancelotti in the coming days over their vacant manager’s job, although David Moyes could still return to Goodison in an interim role.Prior to his appointment at Napoli in 2018, Ancelotti had hinted that he would be open to a return to the Premier League, with Arsene Wenger’s 21-year reign as Arsenal manager coming to an end. Tags: Carlo AncelottiSSC Napolilast_img read more

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Jol hints at deal for Fulham hero

first_imgMartin Jol indicated that talks are under way to extend Pavel Pogrebnyak’s contract following the Russian’s blistering start at Fulham.Pobregnyak scored a hat-trick in the Whites’ 5-0 demolition of Wolves, taking his goal tally to five in three matches since his move to west London.He arrived from Stuttgart on a deal until the end of the season and is already a cult hero among Fulham fans.AdChoices广告“After five goals in three games, I’d have to say he is a pretty good signing for us,” said Jol“We’re talking to four or five players about new deals. You want to keep your best players and Pavel is certainly one of them.“He’s a good lad. During the first training session he gave us a feeling that he really wanted to prove a point here.”Follow West London Sport on TwitterFind us on Facebooklast_img read more

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Barca’s Answer to Aging Suarez?

first_imgWith age no longer on the side of Barcelona striker, Luis Surez, slowing down the Uruguayan considerably, Barca is now looking for a long-standing replacement for the former Pichichi winner. Their searchlight has turned to the direction of German-born Nigerian youth prodigy, Karim AdeyemiWith La Masia not producing the players for Barcelona as before, the Catalan giants have now resorted to investing in young players in Europe and other parts of the globe where they can get promising players.Barcelona are prepared to splash out €8m to sign Germany Under-17 international striker Karim Adeyemi. The 17-year-old joined Red Bull Salzburg in the summer of 2018 and is currently playing for their feeder club FC Liefering in the second tier of Austrian football. He has netted 11 league goals for the club and has also starred in the UEFA Youth League for Salzburg, netting against both Liverpool and Genk.Adeyemi has also been prolific at youth international level for Germany – he impressed for Die Mannshaft’s U-16 team and then netted three goals in seven caps for the U-17 side.He is said by the report to be the ‘bet’ of Barcelona director of youth football Patrick Kluivert and they are said to view his potential to being similar to that of 16-year-old rising star Ansu Fati.Adeyemi, who has a Nigerian father and Romanian mother began his youth career at Bayern Munich and went on to spend six years at SpVgg Unterhaching.Barcelona are trying to replenish their young attacking options after seeing the success of Fati this season,  but Salzburg who signed him for €3.5 million in 2018 are not ready to make the signing of Adeyemi easy on Barcelona.His contract at Salzburg runs until the end of the 2020-21 season, although for the price he is rumoured to go for, that contract won’t matter. The goal for Barcelona appears to be to grab a few U-20 strikers and a few strikers in their 20s, creating a diversity of playstyles in different age groups.The former Bayern Munich star, Adeyemi has been reportedly named among the most experienced young players in Europe, having made the cut after being picked by CIES Football Observatory from 22 European competitions per year of birth.The rankings were compiled using what is said to be exclusive methodology weighting domestic league minutes played by footballers during the last two years according to the sporting strength of employer teams.For players born in or after 2001, Red Bull Salzburg striker Adeyemi ranked eighteenth and he was the only player of Nigerian descent that made the list as none made the cut for the 1998, 1999 and 2000 age groups.In eight outings for Germany’s U-16 and U-17 national teams, the center-forward has found the net twice.Adeyemi started his career at Bayern Munich before moving to SpVgg Unterhaching and was snapped by Red Bull Salzburg in the summer of 2018.According to the report on El Mundo Deportivo, Barcelona are said to be ready to pay eight million euros for the signing of Adeyemi. And should the Catalan giants go on to pay this amount, then Karim Adeyemi will become the most expensive U-18 player of Nigerian descent in history.Meanwhile, the attention of the eggheads of the Nigeria Football Federation (NFF) had been called to Adeyemi for early courting about his international future at the senior level, in spite of having played for Germany U-16 and U-17.Adeyemi was born in Germany to a Nigerian father and a Romanian mother and is therefore eligible to play for Nigeria at the senior level.Share this:FacebookRedditTwitterPrintPinterestEmailWhatsAppSkypeLinkedInTumblrPocketTelegram Luis Suarez last_img read more

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Women of Troy look to keep momentum going

first_imgAfter pocketing a much-needed win last week against Fresno State, the No. 21 USC women’s tennis team is ready to take on some more Pac-10 foes this weekend.First look · Freshman Valerie Pulido has made a strong impression in her first year with a 21-7 overall record and an 11-4 dual meet record. – Geo Tu | Daily Trojan First, the Women of Troy (9-6, 1-0) will host the No. 19 Washington Huskies (9-2, 1-1) in a 1:30 p.m. match this afternoon before facing unranked Washington State at noon on Saturday.The last time the Huskies and the Trojans dueled was in the 2009 NCAA second round, where the Huskies upset the Trojans, handing them a 4-3 loss.The Women of Troy need these conference wins to help their Pac-10 record, in addition to their team ranking; and they definitely don’t want to fall to the Huskies twice in a row.“We’re playing the best teams in the Pac-10 coming up, and we’re really hungry to regain our top spot in the Pac-10 and in the country,” sophomore Alison Ramos said.In the present ITA rankings, junior Maria Sanchez leads USC in singles at the No. 3 rank.Sanchez currently holds a seven-match win streak and boasts a 12-5 singles record.Also in the top 25 is Ramos, ranked at No. 20. Following close behind are freshmen Danielle Lao and Valeria Pulido at No. 32 and No. 82, respectively. In doubles, Pulido and Sanchez rank No. 56, while junior Lyndsay Kinstler and Sanchez are ranked at No. 62.The Washington team, with many nationally ranked players, will provide a big challenge for the Women of Troy. In singles, Denise Dy is No. 6 and Venise Chan is No. 15, and in doubles, Dy and teammate Joyce Ardies are ranked at No. 11.Even with its dominant win over Fresno State during spring break, USC is still recovering from its latest upset to then-No. 32 Arizona State two weeks ago.“We came together as a team after the ASU match and discussed what we need to do differently to compete better,” Ramos said. “We made practice more individualized this week in order to work on the specific things we needed to improve upon.”“We’re doing our absolute best to figure out what’s good for the team right now,” Lao said.Even though USC lost to Washington the last time the two teams met, it holds an overall record of 16-2 against the Huskies.“[This] is a big match,” Sanchez said. “We have definitely been waiting a while for this rematch.”last_img read more

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Los Angeles Clippers fall in double overtime to Nets

first_imgHe was quickly hit with a second and ejected.“I thought it was an awful tech,” Rivers said. “…The official, who had nothing to do with the play, thought I was yelling at Lauren (Holtkamp) and I wasn’t. …I don’t think an official that has nothing to do with the play should be giving someone a tech. That’s my think. That’s why I got upset.”Mauer told a pool reporter the first technical was automatic once Rivers crossed over midcourt to argue.The Nets had four free throws in a row to seal the game, but they missed three straight, leaving the door for Crawford to extend the game, which he did.Still, those “miracles” as Rivers called them, couldn’t mask the problems.Thirty-one of Kilpatrick’s points came in the final quarter and overtimes. Paul led the Clippers with 26 points, 13 assists and 10 rebounds. DeAndre Jordan had 21 points and 23 rebounds in the loss, with Blake Griffin getting the night off for rest.The Clippers led by as many as 18 in the second half, but Brooklyn hit all six of their fourth-quarter 3-point attempts and got 20 points from Kilpatrick in the fourth to erase the deficit.“If you play hard and play the right way, I believe in the basketball gods rewarding you,” J.J. Redick said. “If you (expletive) around with the game, yeah, you’re going to get punished.Brook Lopez hit a go-ahead 3 late in the fourth quarter but Paul gave the Clippers a temporary reprieve, hitting the game-tying shot in the corner, right in front of the Brooklyn bench, to force the Clippers into their first overtime of the season.“They kept fighting. They played hard,” Paul said. “They got us.” NEW YORK >> Paul Pierce was sprawled out on the court Monday night in Brooklyn after his 39-year-old body failed him on a two-handed dunk attempt, the ball bounding off the back iron.With the Clipper veteran down, Chris Paul raced over, not to help him up, but to perform mock chest compressions while the two players and the bench laughed.One half, two overtimes and an ejection later, the smiles were gone, with the Clippers stunned and exhausted – losers 127-122 in double overtime – searching for someone or something to slap the paddles on their chest and resuscitate this disaster road trip.Monday was the Clippers third-straight loss to teams a combined eight games below .500. “It’s kind of quiet, kind of dead,” DeAndre Jordan said of the Clipper locker room postgame. “…We’ve got to get back to our ways. If not, it’s going to be a long season.”Sean Kilpatrick, a player who was collecting NBA checks 10 days at a time a year ago, iced the game with a driving basket and a free throw in the second overtime. He scored 38 points, either driving through a soft Clipper defense or shooting over it.The Clippers got late-second heroics twice to keep the game going after coughing up an 18-point second-half lead.Paul hit a last-second 3 to send the game to the first overtime, and Jamal Crawford equaled the heroics to push the game to a second one after a bizarre sequence that ended with Doc Rivers storming off the floor.Right before the end of the first overtime, official Ken Mauer called Doc Rivers for a technical foul with Brooklyn leading by just two. Rivers was so irate with the technical, he had to be held back by players and his coaching staff.center_img Newsroom GuidelinesNews TipsContact UsReport an Errorlast_img read more

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Hyun-Jin Ryu turns in another scoreless start as Dodgers win again

first_img Newsroom GuidelinesNews TipsContact UsReport an Error PreviousPHOENIX, ARIZONA – JUNE 04: Cody Bellinger #35 of the Los Angeles Dodgers hits a two RBI triple against the Arizona Diamondbacks during the first inning of the MLB game at Chase Field on June 04, 2019 in Phoenix, Arizona. (Photo by Christian Petersen/Getty Images)Los Angeles Dodgers’ Cody Bellinger watches his two-RBI double against the Arizona Diamondbacks during the first inning of a baseball game, Tuesday, June 4, 2019, in Phoenix. (AP Photo/Matt York) SoundThe gallery will resume insecondsDodgers starting pitcher Hyun-Jin Ryu throws to the plate during the first inning of Tuesday’s game against the Diamondbacks in Phoenix. (AP Photo/Matt York)Arizona Diamondbacks starting pitcher Taylor Clarke throws against the Los Angeles Dodgers during the first inning of a baseball game, Tuesday, June 4, 2019, in Phoenix. (AP Photo/Matt York)Los Angeles Dodgers’ Joc Pederson follows through on a base hit against the Arizona Diamondbacks during the first inning of a baseball game, Tuesday, June 4, 2019, in Phoenix. (AP Photo/Matt York)Los Angeles Dodgers’ Joc Pederson (31) scores on a double by teammate Cody Bellinger as Arizona Diamondbacks catcher Carson Kelly looks on during the first inning of a baseball game, Tuesday, June 4, 2019, in Phoenix. (AP Photo/Matt York)Los Angeles Dodgers starting pitcher Hyun-Jin Ryu throws against the Arizona Diamondbacks during the first inning of a baseball game, Tuesday, June 4, 2019, in Phoenix. (AP Photo/Matt York)Los Angeles Dodgers shortstop Corey Seager (5) advances to third on a pick-off attempt throwing error during the third inning of a baseball game as Arizona Diamondbacks third baseman Eduardo Escobar (5) makes the catch, Tuesday, June 4, 2019, in Phoenix. (AP Photo/Matt York)PHOENIX, ARIZONA – JUNE 04: Corey Seager #5 of the Los Angeles Dodgers safely slides into third base ahead of infielder Eduardo Escobar #5 of the Arizona Diamondbacks during the third inning of the MLB game at Chase Field on June 04, 2019 in Phoenix, Arizona. (Photo by Christian Petersen/Getty Images)Arizona Diamondbacks starting pitcher Taylor Clarke wipes his face after making a throwing error that allowed a run to score during the third inning of a baseball game against the Los Angeles Dodgers, Tuesday, June 4, 2019, in Phoenix. (AP Photo/Matt York)Los Angeles Dodgers’ Joc Pederson scores on a throwing error against the Arizona Diamondbacks during the third inning of a baseball game, Tuesday, June 4, 2019, in Phoenix. Watching is Arizona Diamondbacks catcher Carson Kelly. (AP Photo/Matt York)Arizona Diamondbacks’ Adam Jones takes himself out of the game during the fourth inning of a baseball game against the Los Angeles Dodgers, Tuesday, June 4, 2019, in Phoenix. (AP Photo/Matt York)Los Angeles Dodgers Hyun-Jin Ryu follows through on a base hit against the Arizona Diamondbacks during the fourth inning of a baseball game, Tuesday, June 4, 2019, in Phoenix. (AP Photo/Matt York)Los Angeles Dodgers starting pitcher Hyun-Jin Ryu throws against the Arizona Diamondbacks during the fourth inning of a baseball game, Tuesday, June 4, 2019, in Phoenix. (AP Photo/Matt York)Los Angeles Dodgers’ Joc Pederson follows through on a base hit against the Arizona Diamondbacks during the first inning of a baseball game, Tuesday, June 4, 2019, in Phoenix. (AP Photo/Matt York)Los Angeles Dodgers’ Cody Bellinger watches his two-RBI double against the Arizona Diamondbacks during the first inning of a baseball game, Tuesday, June 4, 2019, in Phoenix. (AP Photo/Matt York)Los Angeles Dodgers’ Russell Martin reacts towards his bench after being tagged out at the plate on a base hit by Hyun-Jin Ryu during the fourth inning of a baseball game against the Arizona Diamondbacks, Tuesday, June 4, 2019, in Phoenix. (AP Photo/Matt York)Los Angeles Dodgers’ Russell Martin (55) is tagged out at the plate by Arizona Diamondbacks catcher Carson Kelly (18) on a base hit by Hyun-Jin Ryu during the fourth inning of a baseball game, Tuesday, June 4, 2019, in Phoenix. (AP Photo/Matt York)PHOENIX, ARIZONA – JUNE 04: Russell Martin #55 of the Los Angeles Dodgers is tagged out at home plate by catcher Carson Kelly #18 of the Arizona Diamondbacks as he attempts to score during the fourth inning of the MLB game at Chase Field on June 04, 2019 in Phoenix, Arizona. (Photo by Christian Petersen/Getty Images)Los Angeles Dodgers’ Russell Martin (55) is tagged out at the plate by Arizona Diamondbacks catcher Carson Kelly (18) on a base hit by Hyun-Jin Ryu during the fourth inning of a baseball game, Tuesday, June 4, 2019, in Phoenix. (AP Photo/Matt York)PHOENIX, ARIZONA – JUNE 04: Manager Dave Roberts #30 of the Los Angeles Dodgers watches from the dugout during the seventh inning of the MLB game against the Arizona Diamondbacks at Chase Field on June 04, 2019 in Phoenix, Arizona. (Photo by Christian Petersen/Getty Images)Los Angeles Dodgers’ Enrique Hernandez is congratulated by Russell Martin (55) after hitting a solo home run against the Arizona Diamondbacks during the seventh inning of a baseball game Tuesday, June 4, 2019, in Phoenix. (AP Photo/Matt York)Los Angeles Dodgers’ Corey Seager follows through on an RBI double against the Arizona Diamondbacks during the seventh inning of a baseball game Tuesday, June 4, 2019, in Phoenix. (AP Photo/Matt York)PHOENIX, ARIZONA – JUNE 04: Infielder Max Muncy #13 of the Los Angeles Dodgers fields a ground ball out against the Arizona Diamondbacks during the first inning of the MLB game at Chase Field on June 04, 2019 in Phoenix, Arizona. (Photo by Christian Petersen/Getty Images)PHOENIX, ARIZONA – JUNE 04: Joc Pederson #31 of the Los Angeles Dodgers warms up on deck during the first inning of the MLB game against the Arizona Diamondbacks at Chase Field on June 04, 2019 in Phoenix, Arizona. (Photo by Christian Petersen/Getty Images)PHOENIX, ARIZONA – JUNE 04: Infielder Corey Seager #5 of the Los Angeles Dodgers bobbles a ground ball hit by the Arizona Diamondbacks during the first inning of the MLB game at Chase Field on June 04, 2019 in Phoenix, Arizona. (Photo by Christian Petersen/Getty Images)PHOENIX, ARIZONA – JUNE 04: Enrique Hernandez #14 of the Los Angeles Dodgers is congratulated by third base coach Dino Ebel #12 after Hernandez hit a solo home run against the Arizona Diamondbacks during the seventh inning of the MLB game at Chase Field on June 04, 2019 in Phoenix, Arizona. (Photo by Christian Petersen/Getty Images)Los Angeles Dodgers starting pitcher Hyun-Jin Ryu walks to the dugout during the middle of the seventh inning of the team’s baseball game against the Arizona Diamondbacks, Tuesday, June 4, 2019, in Phoenix. (AP Photo/Matt York)Los Angeles Dodgers starting pitcher Hyun-Jin Ryu sits in the dugout after coming out of the baseball game during the middle of the seventh inning against the Arizona Diamondbacks, Tuesday, June 4, 2019, in Phoenix. (AP Photo/Matt York)Los Angeles Dodgers’ Cody Bellinger is congratulated after scoring on a two-run double by David Freese during the ninth inning of the team’s baseball game against the Arizona Diamondbacks, Tuesday, June 4, 2019, in Phoenix. (AP Photo/Matt York)PHOENIX, ARIZONA – JUNE 04: Cody Bellinger #35 of the Los Angeles Dodgers hits a two RBI triple against the Arizona Diamondbacks during the first inning of the MLB game at Chase Field on June 04, 2019 in Phoenix, Arizona. (Photo by Christian Petersen/Getty Images)NextShow Caption1 of 30PHOENIX, ARIZONA – JUNE 04: Cody Bellinger #35 of the Los Angeles Dodgers hits a two RBI triple against the Arizona Diamondbacks during the first inning of the MLB game at Chase Field on June 04, 2019 in Phoenix, Arizona. (Photo by Christian Petersen/Getty Images)ExpandPHOENIX — Eleven months ago, Hyun-Jin Ryu walked off the mound at Chase Field having torn a muscle in his groin.Like the bite of a radioactive spider, that injury seems to have imbued Ryu with special powers.Back at Chase Field for the first time since suffering that cringe-worthy malady, Ryu pitched seven scoreless innings, allowing just three hits as the Dodgers beat the Arizona Diamondbacks 9-0 on Tuesday night.The win was the Dodgers’ season-high seventh in a row and 13th in their last 15 games. It’s their longest winning streak since a nine-game run in July-August 2017. They have outscored their opponents by a robust 41-15 during this streak. “We’re trying not to think too much right now,” said Kiké Hernandez, who drove in two runs with a home run and a single as the Dodgers put the game in their pockets with six runs in the final three innings.“We’re trying to have a lot of fun. There are a lot of guys in this locker room talking about how this team reminds them of the 2017 team and I’m one of those guys. Coming to the field is a lot of fun right now.”It must feel that way for Ryu, in particular. The National League Pitcher of the Month in May, Ryu extended his domination into June with his fifth scoreless outing in his past six starts. Since his 32-inning scoreless streak ended in Pittsburgh, Ryu has started another one that is now at 18-2/3, lowering his MLB-best ERA for this season to 1.35.“Just in complete control, pitching to all quadrants,” Dodgers manager Dave Roberts said of Ryu’s latest effort. “It’s kind of redundant as far as this post-game where it’s front and back, it’s all quadrants, it’s changing speeds and mixing up his sequence.”Since returning from last year’s injury, Ryu has gone 13-4 in 21 regular-season starts with a 1.56 ERA and 0.90 WHIP, holding opposing hitters to a .222 batting average with 10 walks and 124 strikeouts in 132-2/3 innings.center_img “That didn’t cross my mind until you mentioned it,” Ryu said through his interpreter when reminded of his last visit to Chase Field. “I just want to say I forgot about that whole sequence that happened then. I’m just trying to stay healthy and execute my gameplans and trying to take each game on its own merits.”Injuries have been painfully part of Ryu’s life over the past five years. But he acknowledged last year’s down time was a reminder to him – you have nothing if you don’t have your health.“That injury itself kind of made me realize – although other injuries have done that too – how important being healthy is,” Ryu said. “There were definitely a lot of changes I made because of that injury. … I don’t think my perspective on the game has necessarily changed. Just knowing how important it is to stay healthy definitely helped me.”Ryu’s greatest challenge Tuesday night was the defense around him.The Diamondbacks put runners on first and third in the first inning after errors by David Freese and Corey Seager. Two innings later, Ryu nearly did it to himself, throwing the ball away on a dribbler in front of the mound by the opposing pitcher, Taylor Clarke. But Cody Bellinger ran the ball down and threw Clarke out when he tried for second base. It was Bellinger’s eighth outfield assist this season, the most among MLB outfielders.Ketel Marte followed with a one-out double. But Ryu retired the next 12 batters in order until a one-out single by Christian Walker in the seventh inning. The Diamondbacks put runners on the corners again when Seager threw away a double-play ball for his second error of the game. So Ryu got the next batter to hit into a double play instead.That was the last of 15 outs Ryu got by way of ground balls. He struck out a season-low two but also only allowed three fly balls.“I didn’t come into the game thinking I was going to induce more groundouts than usual, but I think the hitters were more aggressive today,” Ryu said. “They were swinging at more pitches that were borderline and I think that induced more ground balls. Like I always like to say, I’m not a power pitcher who’s going to blow it by these hitters. I just focus on executing my pitches and I think I was able to do that.”And he didn’t throw a pitch without a lead.Bellinger drove in two runs with a triple in the first inning. The Dodgers cashed in an unearned run in the third then added two more in the seventh on Hernandez’s homer and an RBI double by Seager.Hernandez added his RBI single in the eighth after a leadoff double by Freese (extending his hitting streak to 10 games). Doubles by Chris Taylor, Seager and Freese produced three more runs in the ninth.“Every day we expect to win a baseball game,” Roberts said of the win streak. “I didn’t realize it was seven games in a row. Right now, I can’t say enough about our guys. But we turn the page and look forward to tomorrow. That’s just how we’re playing.”last_img read more

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Super Bowl history: Past winners, losers, scores and sites of every game

first_imgSince 1967, the best teams from each of the NFL’s conferences have met in the Super Bowl to determine the league champion. The Super Bowl’s history is so revered that even the simplest of descriptions, such as “The Catch” and “Philly Special,” can bring up vivid memories, and virulent reactions depending on a fan’s perspective.To say that the Super Bowl is huge for broadcasters would be an understatement. Nine of the 10 most-watched individual programs in American television history are different iterations of the Super Bowl, the one exception being the series finale of M*A*S*H. Advertisers spend millions just to get mere seconds of airtime to showcase their commercials in between moments of the game. MORE SUPER BOWL HISTORYMost wins by player | Most MVP awardsHere’s a look back at the list of winners, losers, scores and sites of every Super Bowl. List of Super Bowl winnersSuper BowlDateWinnerScoreLoserLocationI1/15/1967Green Bay Packers35-10Kansas City ChiefsLos Angeles Memorial ColiseumII1/14/1968Green Bay Packers33-14Oakland RaidersMiami Orange BowlIII1/12/1969New York Jets16-7Baltimore ColtsMiami Orange BowlIV1/11/1970Kansas City Chiefs23-7Minnesota VikingsTulane Stadium (New Orleans, LA)V1/17/1971Baltimore Colts16-13Dallas CowboysMiami Orange BowlVI1/16/1972Dallas Cowboys24-3Miami DolphinsTulane Stadium (New Orleans, LA)VII1/14/1973Miami Dolphins14-7Washington RedskinsLos Angeles Memorial ColiseumVIII1/13/1974Miami Dolphins24-7Minnesota VikingsRice Stadium (Houston, TX)IX1/12/1975Pittsburgh Steelers16-6Minnesota VikingsTulane Stadium (New Orleans, LA)X1/18/1976Pittsburgh Steelers21-17Dallas CowboysMiami Orange BowlXI1/9/1977Oakland Raiders32-14Minnesota VikingsRose Bowl (Pasadena, CA)XII1/15/1978Dallas Cowboys27-10Denver BroncosLouisiana SuperdomeXIII1/21/1979Pittsburgh Steelers35-31Dallas CowboysMiami Orange BowlXIV1/20/1980Pittsburgh Steelers31-19Los Angeles RamsRose Bowl (Pasadena, CA)XV1/25/1981Oakland Raiders27-10Philadelphia EaglesLouisiana SuperdomeXVI1/24/1982San Francisco 49ers26-21Cincinnati BengalsPontiac Silverdome (Pontiac, MI)XVII1/30/1983Washington Redskins21-17Miami DolphinsRose Bowl (Pasadena, CA)XVIII1/22/1984Los Angeles Raiders38-9Washington RedskinsTampa StadiumXIX1/20/1985San Francisco 49ers38-16Miami DolphinsStanford StadiumXX1/26/1986Chicago Bears46-10New England PatriotsLouisiana StadiumXXI1/25/1987New York Giants39-20Denver BroncosRose Bowl (Pasadena, CA)XXII1/31/1988Washington Redskins42-10Denver BroncosSan Diego-Jack Murphy StadiumXXIII1/22/1989San Francisco 49ers20-16Cincinnati BengalsJoe Robbie Stadium (Miami Gardens, FL)XXIV1/28/1990Sans Francisco 49ers55-10Denver BroncosLouisiana SuperdomeXXV1/27/1991New York Giants20-19Buffalo BillsTampa StadiumXXVI1/26/1992Washington Redskins37-24Buffalo BillsMetrodome (Minneapolis, MN)XXVII1/31/1993Dallas Cowboys52-17Buffalo BillsRose Bowl (Pasadena, CA)XXVIII1/30/1994Dallas Cowboys30-13Buffalo BillsGeorgia DomeXXIX1/29/1995San Francisco 49ers49-26San Diego ChargersJoe Robbie Stadium (Miami Gardens, FL)XXX1/28/1996Dallas Cowboys27-17Pittsburgh SteelersSun Devils Stadium (Tempe, AZ)XXXI1/26/1997Green Bay Packers35-21New England PatriotsLouisiana SuperdomeXXXII1/25/1998Denver Broncos31-24Green Bay PackersQualcomm Stadium (San Diego, CA)XXXIII1/31/1999Denver Broncos34-19Atlanta FalconsPro Player Stadium (Miami Gardens, FL)XXXIV1/30/2000St. Louis Rams23-16Tennessee TitansGeorgia DomeXXXV1/28/2001Baltimore Ravens34-7New York GiantsRaymond James Stadium (Tampa, FL)XXXVI2/3/2002New England Patriots20-17St. Louis RamsLouisiana SuperdomeXXXVII1/26/2003Tampa Bay Buccaneers48-21Oakland RaidersQualcomm Stadium (San Diego, CA)XXXVIII2/1/2004New England Patriots32-29Carolina PanthersReliant Stadium (Houston, TX)XXXIX2/6/2005New England Patriots24-21Philadelphia EaglesAlltel Stadium (Jacksonville, FL)XL2/5/2006Pittsburgh Steelers21-10Seattle SeahawksFord Field (Detroit, MI)XLI2/4/2007Indianapolis Colts29-17Chicago BearsDolphin Stadium (Miami Gardens, FL)XLII2/3/2008New York Giants17-14New England PatriotsUniversity of Phoenix Stadium (Glendale, AZ)XLIII2/1/2009Pittsburgh Steelers27-23Arizona CardinalsRaymond James Stadium (Tampa, FL)XLIV2/7/2010New Orleans Saints31-17Indianapolis ColtsSun Life Stadium (Miami Gardens, FL)XLV2/6/2011Green Bay Packers31-25Pittsburgh SteelersCowboys Stadium (Arlington, TX)XLVI2/5/2012New York Giants21-17New England PatriotsLucas Oil Stadium (Indianapolis, IN)XLVII2/3/2013Baltimore Ravens34-31San Francisco 49ersMercedes-Benz Superdome (New Orleans, LA)XLVIII2/2/2014Seattle Seahawks43-8Denver BroncosMetLife Stadium (East Rutherford, NJ)XLIX2/1/2015New England Patriots28-24Seattle SeahawksUniversity of Phoenix Stadium (Glendale, AZ)502/7/2016Denver Broncos24-10Carolina PanthersLevi’s Stadium (San Francisco, CA)LI2/5/2017New England Patriots34-28Atlanta FalconsNRG Stadium (Houston, TX)LII2/4/2018Philadelphia Eagles41-33New England PatriotsU.S. Bank Stadium (Minneapolis, MN)Teams with no Super Bowl appearancesFour NFL teams have never reached the Super Bowl: Detroit LionsCleveland BrownsJacksonville JaguarsHouston TexansCleveland is the only current NFL city that has neither hosted nor had its team play in a Super Bowl. MORE: 10 worst Super Bowl QB performancesTeams with no Super Bowl winsEight teams have appeared in the Super Bowl without ever winning; 12 teams have never won, including the four listed above. MORE: Ranking the best teams that lost in the Super BowlArizona Cardinals: Super Bowl XLIIIAtlanta Falcons: Super Bowls XXXIII, LIBuffalo Bills: Super Bowls XXV, XXVI, XXVII, XXVIIICarolina Panthers: Super Bowls XXXVIII, 50Cincinnati Bengals: Super Bowls XVI, XXIIICleveland Browns: No Super Bowl appearancesDetroit Lions: No Super Bowl appearancesHouston Texans: No Super Bowl appearancesJacksonville Jaguars: No Super Bowl appearances​Los Angeles/San Diego Chargers: Super Bowl XXIXMinnesota Vikings: Super Bowls IV, VIII, IX, XITennessee Titans: Super Bowl XXXIVlast_img read more

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NFL free agency news: Jaguars sign second running back in two days

first_img Patrick Mahomes reveals advice Tom Brady gave him after AFC championship game Seahawks reportedly working out former USC star who hasn’t played in NFL since 2015 The 28-year-old has tallied 1,001 receiving yards, 797 rushing yards and seven total touchdowns in 86 career games.“I’m just excited to have the opportunity,” Cunningham said about signing with the Jaguars. “I feel like this place will be home for me. I’m excited to get started. … There are pieces in place that this team can win the Super Bowl. I just want to be part of something special.” Related News The Jaguars continue to add pieces to their backfield.Jacksonville has signed running back Benny Cunningham, the team announced Tuesday. Cunningham was with the Rams from 2013-16 before spending the last two seasons with the Bears.center_img Cunningham is also expected to contribute on special teams for Jacksonville.“It’s the expectations teams have of me and the expectation I have of myself,” Cunningham said. “I embody that as my role. I look forward to it and take pride in it. Anything to do with the game, I love it. That’s why I’ve been playing for so long.”The Jaguars also inked former Texans running back Alfred Blue on Monday. He had spent his first five NFL seasons in Houston, where he rushed for 2,407 yards and eight scores.“I’m honored to be a part of it,” Blue said about Jacksonville. “One thing about the Jaguars is they do have a (great) defense. That’s a good thing and I’m glad to be a part of it.” Cunningham and Blue are expected to compete with Thomas Rawls for carries behind starter Leonard Fournette. The Jaguars finished last season with a 5-11 record and missed the playoffs. They signed quarterback Nick Foles to a four-year contract and released Blake Bortles in mid-March.last_img read more

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