Chung’s Global Enterprise supports Mackeson/Rawle Toney 3X3 Basketball Classic

first_imgCHUNG’S Global Enterprise, one of the country’s leading Construction companies, yesterday threw their support behind the November 9-10 Mackeson/Rawle Toney 3X3 Basketball Classic, which will be held at the Burnham Basketball Court, Independence Park, in Georgetown. The tournament, which will feature some of the top 3X3 teams from across Guyana, will see the winner pocket $300 000, while second- and- third place are set to receive $100 000 and $50 000 respectively.Tansy Plowell, assistant to the company’s Chief Executive Officer (CEO) Cleon Chung, upon making her presentation to organiser Rawle Toney at their 622A Industrial Reserve Mandela Avenue location, said the entity was pleased to be associated with the tournament, given the fact it seeks to resusitate interest into the sport.Plowell added that Chung’s Global Enterprise is known for its generosity and were happy to support sports and more so the shortened format of basketball.Meanwhile, Toney thanked Plowell and Chung’s Global Enterprise, adding, “I’m happy with the support given to the tournament so far and I want to particularly thank Mr Cleon Chung and his company for coming on board.”“I consider this tournament a ‘give-back’ to basketball, since the sport is badly lacking relevance in Guyana’s local sports landscape. I believe that the sport is currently left behind and I see this tournament as one of the ways I can help Guyana Amateur Basketball Federation (GABF) and its affiliates to bring fans back to the sport,” Toney said.FireSide Grill, Guyana Lottery Company’s Let’s Bet Sports, Trophy Stall, Kester Gomes’ STUFF and Ansa McAl Trading are the tournament’s sponsors so far.last_img read more

Struggling Fulham Fires Ranieri after 16 League Games

first_imgThe 67-year-old won only three of his 17 games as manager.It included a 3-2 victory over Southampton in his first game, but 11 defeats have followed including an FA Cup third-round exit at home to League Two side Oldham.Chairman Shahid Khan said in a statement: “Claudio walked into a difficult situation, inheriting a side that gained only one point in its prior eight matches, and he provided an immediate boost by leading our club to nine points in his first eight matches as manager.“Though we were unable to maintain that pace thereafter, I am grateful for his effort. Claudio leaves Fulham as our friend and he will undoubtedly experience success again soon.“Scott’s immediate assignment is merely to help us stabilise, grow and rediscover ourselves as a football club.“If Scott can answer that challenge, and our players respond to the opportunity, perhaps victories will follow in the months ahead.”Ranieri led Leicester City to a miraculous Premier League title triumph in 2016, but was sacked just nine months later and then had a season in charge at French Ligue 1 side Nantes.He took over on a “multi-year” contract at Fulham when they were bottom of the table with five points from their opening 12 matches, but failed to oversee an upturn in fortunes.Ranieri added: “I am obviously disappointed with the recent results and that we could not build on the good start we made following my appointment. Finally, I would like to thank the club, the players and the fans for the support they have given me during my time at the club.”Former midfielder Parker will become Fulham’s sixth manager in 56 Premier League games after Martin Jol, Rene Meulensteen, Felix Magath, Jokanovic and Ranieri.The 38-year-old, capped 18 times by England, has no previous managerial experience but played nearly 600 professional games, mainly in the Premier League for Charlton, Chelsea, Newcastle, West Ham and Tottenham, before ending his career at Fulham in June 2017.A year later he returned to the club as first-team coach, having been in charge of Tottenham’s Under-18 side.Share this:FacebookRedditTwitterPrintPinterestEmailWhatsAppSkypeLinkedInTumblrPocketTelegram Claudio Ranieri has been Sacked. by Fulhamjpg Fulham has sacked manager Claudio Ranieri after just 106 days in charge, with first-team coach Scott Parker taking temporary charge.The Italian’s last game was Wednesday’s 2-0 defeat by Southampton, which left the Cottagers 19th in the Premier League, 10 points from safety with 10 games left.Ranieri took over in November after the sacking of Slavisa Jokanovic.last_img read more

IAAF WORLD CHAMPIONSHIPS: New Sprint King, Coleman, Defends Himself against Missed…

first_imgChristian Coleman defended himself against criticism over his three missed doping tests after his stunning win in the World Championships 100m final. The 23-year-old blew away his rivals to win his first major title in 9.76 seconds – the sixth-fastest time ever.His win came just weeks after he avoided a ban for missed tests over a technicality.He said: “It’s sad when people say the things they say when they don’t really know me.”Dreams of winning gold in Doha appeared more distant in August, when the US Anti-Doping Agency charged Coleman with missing three drugs tests in 12 months.However, it then withdrew the case after it was proved there had been a filing irregularity regarding the date of the first missed test.“I have proved myself over the years to be a guy who does everything the right way,” added the American, who won silver two years ago.“All I can do is focus on myself and my family. I came out with a gold medal, I’m blessed.”In the interview with BBC World, he added: “Coming from where we come from, you’re not supposed to be here and be a world champion. From Atlanta. People don’t make it outside of that bubble, especially being a black man in America.”Compatriot Justin Gatlin, who has served two doping bans, produced an exceptional display to take silver in 9.89.The 37-year-old, who made his mark on the world stage with victory in the 100m at the Athens Olympics in 2004, said he now wants another crack at Olympic gold in 2020.“It’s surreal for me, it’s like my career is in reverse,” Gatlin told BBC World. “I felt like I arrived at the beginning of my career and now I have crossed that finishing line so many times I am just thankful.“I find motivation from the fans, they still wish me well. I’ve got a few races left in me. Hopefully I’ll be in Tokyo – I don’t get a bye for that one so I’ll have to run hard.”Share this:FacebookRedditTwitterPrintPinterestEmailWhatsAppSkypeLinkedInTumblrPocketTelegramlast_img read more

Men’s basketball: Bohannon blood stuns No. 22 Wisconsin as UW blows late 9-point lead

first_imgIn the end, it was familiar blood that did the University of Wisconsin men’s basketball team in.Jason and Zach Bohannon proudly represented the Badgers program for the better part of a decade, but youngest brother Jordan, a member of the Iowa Hawkeyes, had no mind for that Thursday night at the Kohl Center. His 3-pointer with 9.7 seconds remaining gave Iowa a 59-57 victory, stunning the Kohl Center crowd and No. 22 UW alike.Wisconsin’s last-ditch effort resulted in a long 2-point jumper from Bronson Koenig that fell short. Iowa corralled the rebound as those clad in red went from a celebratory mindset to shock in a matter of minutes. It was Wisconsin’s fifth loss in six games, all coming at the hands of unranked opponents.“We walk such a fine line and we have all year,” UW head coach Greg Gard said. “Little details, whether it be turnovers at inopportune times or a simple defensive rebound in the last possession, make a big difference. Those things add up.”Gard said he addressed a somber locker room following the game, as it dawned on the Badgers (22-8, 11-6 Big Ten) that any chance of sharing the claim to a Big Ten title vanished with the loss.Haley Winckler/The Badger HeraldMen’s basketball: Despite comeback, typical struggles burn Badgers late in lossThe University of Wisconsin men’s basketball lost their fifth of last six games Thursday, dropping a late 9-point lead to Read…UW led by 9 as late as the 3:46 mark, but Iowa (17-13, 9-8) came storming back. That lead shrunk to just 3 over the next two minutes, and UW’s trouble with breaking the press came back to bite them. The Badgers committed three turnovers in the game’s final three minutes and 12 seconds. Ahmad Wagner’s layup off a stolen inbounds pass made it a 1-point game at 57-56, and neither team scored until Jordan Bohannon’s 3 sucked the life out of the building.“I can’t tell you how many times I’ve been here – a lot of weeknights, traveling here, seeing my brothers play, so this game kind of meant more to me,” Jordan Bohannon said after the game. “I wanted to prove to everyone that I could do this at the Big Ten level. I just tried to keep my composure the entire game and I was fortunate enough to make that shot.”The youngest Bohannon finished with 11 points on 4-of-11 shooting and five assists.UW was 5-for-14 from the free throw line and redshirt sophomore Ethan Happ alone was 1-for-7, with none as fatal his final two misses. Happ (11 points) clanked a pair of free throws with 30 seconds left and the Hawkeyes inbounded with 29.4 seconds on the clock. Peter Jok missed the initial chance from inside the paint, but UW senior Nigel Hayes mistimed his jump to apex the rebound and the ball wound up in the hands of Iowa’s Nicholas Baer. Baer dished to Cordell Pemsl, who found Jordan Bohannon for the game-winner amid the chaos.Haley Winckler/The Badger Herald“He feels awful about it,” Gard said about Happ’s free throw performance. He is now shooting 48.5 percent (65-for-134) from the line this season.A slew of other factors contributed to the loss. Wisconsin was just 6-for-23 from 3-point range (26.1 percent). Iowa’s bench outscored that of UW’s 24-4, and the Hawkeyes out-rebounded the Badgers 37-27.Jok entered the game as the Big Ten’s leading scorer (20.6 ppg), but was essentially a nonfactor Thursday. UW never allowed him the opportunity to enter his comfort zone, as he was just 2-for-10 from the field with 8 points.After trailing by 5 at halftime, Wisconsin posted a 19-4 run in a span lasting nearly 11 minutes during the second half.With the game tied at 45 and less than nine minutes remaining, Iowa then began to self-destruct, missing inside baskets, turning it over and committing pointless fouls.Happ converted a bucket down low, in which he evaded the stretching hands of three Iowa defenders, and retook the lead for Wisconsin. On the ensuing Iowa possession, redshirt junior Jordan Hill — on the court for his defense — intercepted a perimeter pass and took it the length of the floor, flushing it with two hands to make it 49-45 and bring the Kohl Center to its feet. Then Koenig knocked down a turn-around jumper as the shot clock wound down and fifth-year senior Zak Showalter (11 points) drilled a 3-pointer with 4:15 left, giving Wisconsin its largest lead of the night at 54-45.Only to see it all fade away and then some.“We gotta stop shooting ourselves in the foot first,” a dejected Hayes (10 points) said. “We gotta put together a full game. We come out and play well in spurts. We’re too ‘spurty,’ that’s the word. We have our moments where we’re really good, we’ll give you a good five minutes and we’ll forget what we’re doing for the next five.”The only positive in the first half for Wisconsin was Koenig, who nailed three 3-pointers and scored 11 of his points in the frame. Iowa was on fire from beyond the arc too. Baer, an AAU teammate of Happ, made all four of his 3-point attempts in the half and the Hawkeyes finished 7-of-11 from 3 to start the game. Baer finished with a team-high 14 points.Haley Winckler/The Badger HeraldMen’s basketball: No. 22 Wisconsin’s recent struggles remind Greg Gard of past successful teams that found way throughTimes are tough for the University of Wisconsin men’s basketball team, but as head coach Greg Gard said Tuesday, it Read…Wisconsin held a 6-point lead about midway through the half, but Iowa cued up a 15-2 run to end the half. Jok’s and-one tied the game at 23 with five minutes to go and the Hawkeyes took the lead at the 4:21 mark with an Isaiah Moss 3-pointer. UW endured a six minute and 42 second scoreless streak, which was snapped by a Koenig drive with 37 seconds left in the half. This accounted for Wisconsin’s only points during Iowa’s run, which was capitalized by a Baer triple from the right side with six seconds left – despite referees missing Jordan Bohannon’s blatant travel on the assist. Nonetheless, the Hawkeyes carried a 32-25 lead into the locker room.It was a sloppy half of basketball, with the two teams combining for 19 turnovers. It’s a night the Badgers would rather forget in its entirety, though.“We just gotta finish halves, that’s our issue right now,” Showalter said. “I think we’re comin’ out pretty strong and our plus-minus early in the halves I think is in our favor, but for some reason we’re just not finishing and that’s kind of been what this team was so good at early in the season, was those clutch minutes and finishing halves.”last_img read more

Powerstown Park gearing up for one of its main events of the season.

first_imgSizing Europe will be looking for his second win in the Clonmel Oil Chase tomorrow.That’s the feature on a quality 7 race card at Powerstown Park, with Henry de Bromhead’s entry looking to repeat his success of 2012 in the Grade 2 National Hunt race.Competition among the 11 strong field should come from Grade 1 winner Champagne Fever. Eugene Cooney from Powerstown Park says that the Willie Mullins-trained entry should be Sizing Europe’s main challenger.last_img

I have 50 players in the Eagles of my dream, says Keshi

first_imgSince he led Nigeria to win its third African Nations Cup title in the just concluded South Africa 2013 edition of the competition, Stephen Okechukwu Keshi has been the toast of all Nigerians, including those critics, who never gave his team any chance of success at the continental fiesta.Now a Commander Order of the Niger (CON), a honour bestowed on him by the Federal Government, Keshi has already started looking ahead to the challenges ahead, including the FIFA Confederation Cup, which holds in June in Brazil, the World Cup qualifier against Kenya and the African Nations Championship qualifier against perennial foes, Cote d’Ivoire, which also comes up in June, among other competitions.Fielding questions from journalists during the TomTom Editor’s Round Table held over the weekend in Lagos, Keshi talked about the just concluded Nations Cup and his plans for the future of the Super Eagles. CHRISTIAN OKPARA reports.AT every given opportunity Super Eagles coach will readily tell anyone who cares to listen that Nigeria is a great country that should be at the forefront of every event, especially sports. The coach, who as a player was the captain of the senior national team for 14 years, is of the opinion that given the right environment and opportunity, Nigerians would rule every competition they go into no matter the rating of the opposition.Keshi has every right to flaunt Nigeria’s potential and the inherent greatness because he just led a group of young Nigerians to win the African Nations Cup in South Africa, a feat his compatriots thought was impossible even before the first ball was kicked.Now, savouring the euphoria of his achievement, Keshi says that the battle is just half won. According to the former Togo and Mali national teams’ coach, Nigeria’s victory in South Africa is just the beginning of the country’s march to the summit of world football.Keshi said: “We are still building the team and by God’s grace we will get the team of our dream very soon.”He added: “After the last game in South Africa, I sat down with my coaches to list some other players we need to give the chance to come into the squad.“I have a list of 50 players I can call upon at any time, but we need patience and support from everybody. Martins, Osaze, Anichebe and others are still relevant in the team; they will get their chance to play unless they choose to stay away.”The coach went to South Africa with 17 debutants in a team of 23 players, a decision, which, according to him, has been justified by the team’s achievement at the Nations Cup. Going forward, Keshi said he would look for more young players, no matter where they are based, to fortify his team.“I made my debut for the Eagles in 1979 in Rabat against Morocco. I was then 17 years and some months old. It was a friendly when we were preparing for the 1980 Nations Cup. I had some young colleagues like Sylvanus Okpalla, Henry Nwosu, among others. We were just fresh from school.“So, it doesn’t matter how old you are. It depends on your intelligence. If you are good enough to play for me, I will pick you; it is as simple as that.“I wasn’t afraid to go to the competition with 17 debutants, because I looked at what they could bring to the team.“When I was in Togo, I used young players, some didn’t even have clubs, but I gave them that self belief. I didn’t look at the players’ pedigree; rather I took players that could fight for the team and work for the collective good. That is what I am doing with the Eagles.” The coach believes Nigeria has the potential to become truly great again in football if the right elements get together to work for the collective good. To him, the Super Eagles would only succeed when the football federation, the government and the fans come together to support the team.He also says the players must be ready to work hard to maintain the momentum “because hard work is the basic ingredient for success.”According to Keshi, “The players must realise that there is no sentiment in football. You either work hard to succeed or stay by the side and watch others take the glory.“I am lucky I had an awesome bunch of players to choose from in South Africa. That was why when Fegor Ogude was suspended, we gave Onazi the chance and he impressed so much that we could no longer drop him.“The same thing happened when Yobo was injured and we gave Omeruo the chance. We have such a good squad such that when we decided to play Mba, instead of Igiebor, the boy played so well that we could not drop him. That was the same thing with Emenike and Ikechukwu Uche. It is good for us that we have players that can step in and prove their worth.” Reminiscing on the team’s campaign at the 2013 Nations Cup, Keshi describes the Super Eagles’ last group game against Ethiopia as the team’s most difficult game in South Africa.“The game against Cote d’Ivoire was purely tactical, with a lot of discipline required to subdue them. But we were faced with the choice of either beating Ethiopia or leaving the competition.“We were cautious in the game and only relaxed when we got the first goal late in the game.“After the group games, we went back to the drawing board to correct the lapses we noticed in the matches. That was why we moved forward and got better as the competition progressed.”Keshi says the technical crew spent three days to plan the strategy for the Cote d’Ivoire game, adding: “We analysed their players and their team and found out that even though they had good players, they did not play like a team. “So, we fashioned a plan that ensured that Kalou, Yaya Toure and Gervinho had no time on the ball. That was why they could not get the ball to Drogba, and as such the great Drogba became useless in the game.”Keshi also disclosed that the ‘Super Chicken’ moniker given to the team also gingered the players to prove they were better than what people thought.He said: “I couldn’t understand how a team I captained for 14 years has suddenly become so weak that people will start calling the players super chicken. But I must tell you the boys were awesome. They rose to the challenge because they were hurt; they were angry and they wanted to prove the doubters wrong.“Another factor was the attitude of some of our officials before the Cote d’Ivoire game. Nobody believed in us even to the extent that the team secretary approached the players to find out their destination after the Cote d’Ivoire game, because he wanted to book flights for them.“He thought the Cote d’Ivoire game would be our last and he wanted to book flights for the team out of South Africa. That angered the players and they told him to leave them alone, because they were sure of beating Cote d’Ivoire.” After beating Cote d’Ivoire, Keshi became confident that no other team could stop the Super Eagles from winning the championship. But he admitted that he was a bit apprehensive when first round foes, Burkina Faso, defeated Ghana to qualify for the final against Nigeria.“We played the same team and conceded a last minute equaliser, so we were cautious, but still confident.“When it was a few minutes to the end of the game and we were leading by 1-0, I was tensed, but I told the boys that it was almost over and they should try to kill the game.“After the game, we were overwhelmed with emotions when it dawned on us that we have achieved what our people have been clamouring for.“But I must say that we celebrated the victory over Cote d’Ivoire as if it was the final. In the last game we celebrated too, but it was not as emotional as the time we beat Cote d’Ivoire. We went into the game against Burkina Faso confident that we would beat them.”The Super Eagles has the penchant of conceding late goals during important matches, a habit that nearly cost it dearly during the Nations Cup in South Africa. This is one of the issues Keshi has promised to tackle when the team reconvenes.According to the coach: “When you start a game, the first five minutes is crucial. You have to be fully concentrated or your opponent will damage you in that period.“Five minutes to the end of the first half is also very crucial because it is close to the break period and there is the tendency to relax, so also is the first five minutes in the second half. We conceded a goal against Cote d’Ivoire in the first five minutes of the second half because we lost concentration.“It is something we are working on. It has to do with mental discipline; if you are disciplined, you will not concede goals in these periods because you are alert.”Speaking on the African Nations Championship (CHAN), for which Nigeria has not qualified since its inception, Keshi says the problem is with the official attitude to the competition.The competition is for home-based players and Keshi believes Nigeria has the players to dominate the championship.He added: “I think we have not qualified for CHAN since its inception because we have not taken it seriously. We need to identify the home-based players and train them to get ready for the challenges. We will ensure we prepare well for our qualifier against Cote d’Ivoire before we go to Brazil for the Confederations Cup.”Keshi expects every Nigerian to support his team at all times because that is the only way to build confidence in the team.“I cannot assure Nigerians that we will not lose any game, but I want to assure them that we will be prepared for every game. We will win some and lose some, but we are prepared to learn from every game,” he surmised.last_img read more

Berekum Chelsea renamed FC Berekum

first_imgFormer Glo Premier League champions, Berekum Chelsea, are likely to feature in the forthcoming league under a new name following consultations with various stakeholders including the board and the traditional authorities of Berekum to give the local people a sense of belonging.Barring any last minute hitch, the club would be known as FC Berekum and the FA is expected to be informed appropriately.The club’s CEO, Nana Kwame Nketia, told the Graphic Sports yesterday on phone that the FA would formally be informed by September 2, 2013, to enable all previous documentations to be amended.The change of name follows months of battles with the local authorities who feel alienated from the club. And as a way of roping in all those who matter in the traditional area and to rally home-based supporters along with the club, the board has yielded to the pressure.In a previous interview with the founder of the club, Mr Emmanuel Kyeremeh, before joining the premiership seasons ago, he said the name Chelsea was adopted as a way of creating a relationship with the English Premier League side.Unfortunately, that dream appeared to have fallen through and this became one of the key motivating factors for the change of name. But the Chairman of the Premier League Board (PLB), Welbeck Abra-Appiah, is sensing some difficulty in the usage of the new name because of time constraint.He told the Graphic Sports yesterday that although the PLB had not been informed officially, it did not look feasible for the name to be admitted because it would have to go through some administrative procedures before it would be officially accepted.“The club needed to have informed the PLB early enough for the necessary changes to be made.“Anyway, I cannot make any conclusive statement for now; I will need to check from the Chelsea officials. You can call me by close of day today (yesterday) for a firm answer,” Mr Abra-Appiah said.last_img read more

NLDS Game 1: Dodgers vs. Nationals starting lineups, pitching matchups

first_img 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 LOS ANGELES — The Dodgers have their eyes on a third consecutive trip to the World Series, but they’ll begin their latest postseason journey by trying to solve a familiar foe who has given them fits the past few years.The 106-win Dodgers face a Washington Nationals team that brings a nine-game winning streak into Game 1 of their best-of-five National League Division Series, which begins Thursday (5:37 p.m. PT) at Dodger Stadium. The Nationals survived a heart-stopper of an NL wild-card game on Tuesday, rallying to beat the Milwaukee Brewers 4-3 on a three-run single from Juan Soto with two outs in the bottom of the eighth inning.The Nationals used three-time Cy Young Award winner Max Scherzer (five innings) and Stephen Strasburg (three innings) in the wild-card game, but they can be confident handing the ball to Patrick Corbin for the NLDS opener. The left-hander signed a six-year, $140 million contract to become their “third No. 1 starter” last winter, and the former Arizona Diamondback is facing an organization he knows and has controlled. Newsroom GuidelinesNews TipsContact UsReport an Error NLDS GAME 1When: Thursday, 5:37 p.m.Where: Dodger StadiumTV: TBSTHE PITCHERSDODGERS RHP WALKER BUEHLER (14-4, 3.26 ERA)vs. Nationals: 0-1, 3.38 ERA (2 starts, 13⅓ innings)at Dodger Stadium: 10-4, 2.60 ERA (30 games, 169⅓ innings)Postseason career: 0-1, 3.80 ERA (4 games, 23⅔ innings)Hates to face: Brian Dozier, 3 for 5, double, HR, 2 RBIs; Victor Robles 3 for 5, tripleLoves to face: Juan Soto, 0 for 5, 2 KsNATIONALS LHP PATRICK CORBIN (14-7, 3.25 ERA)vs. Dodgers: 5-9, 3.36 ERA (19 starts, 109⅔ innings)at Dodger Stadium: 3-4, 2.97 ERA (11 starts, 60⅔ innings)Postseason career: First postseason appearanceHates to face: Justin Turner, 12 for 32 (.375), 3 doubles, 2 HRs, 6 RBIsLoves to face: Corey Seager, 4 for 25 (.160), 9 Ks; Max Muncy 0 for 3, 3 KsAnd the starting lineups for Game 1 are … Cody Bellinger homer gives Dodgers their first walkoff win of season How Dodgers pitcher Ross Stripling topped the baseball podcast empire PreviousMembers of the Washington Nationals practice for Game 1 of the NLDS baseball game against the Los Angeles Dodgers, Wednesday, Oct. 2, 2019, in Los Angeles. (AP Photo/Mark J. Terrill)The NLDS logo painted on the field prior to game one of the NLDS against the Washington Nationals at Dodger Stadium on Wednesday, Oct. 02, 2019 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Keith Birmingham, Pasadena Star-News/SCNG)Painter paints the helmet rack prior to game one of the NLDS against the Washington Nationals at Dodger Stadium on Wednesday, Oct. 02, 2019 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Keith Birmingham, Pasadena Star-News/SCNG) SoundThe gallery will resume insecondsPainter paints the helmet rack prior to game one of the NLDS against the Washington Nationals at Dodger Stadium on Wednesday, Oct. 02, 2019 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Keith Birmingham, Pasadena Star-News/SCNG)Clayton Kershaw #22 of the Los Angeles Dodgers throws in the outfield prior to game one of the NLDS against the Washington Nationals at Dodger Stadium on Wednesday, Oct. 02, 2019 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Keith Birmingham, Pasadena Star-News/SCNG)Clayton Kershaw #22 of the Los Angeles Dodgers throws in the outfield prior to game one of the NLDS against the Washington Nationals at Dodger Stadium on Wednesday, Oct. 02, 2019 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Keith Birmingham, Pasadena Star-News/SCNG)Clayton Kershaw #22 of the Los Angeles Dodgers walks toward the dugout after throwing in the outfield prior to game one of the NLDS against the Washington Nationals at Dodger Stadium on Wednesday, Oct. 02, 2019 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Keith Birmingham, Pasadena Star-News/SCNG)Corey Seager #5 of the Los Angeles Dodgers during batting practice prior to game one of the NLDS against the Washington Nationals at Dodger Stadium on Wednesday, Oct. 02, 2019 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Keith Birmingham, Pasadena Star-News/SCNG)Justin Turner #10 of the Los Angeles Dodgers during batting practice prior to game one of the NLDS against the Washington Nationals at Dodger Stadium on Wednesday, Oct. 02, 2019 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Keith Birmingham, Pasadena Star-News/SCNG)Cody Bellinger #35 of the Los Angeles Dodgers during batting practice prior to game one of the NLDS against the Washington Nationals at Dodger Stadium on Wednesday, Oct. 02, 2019 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Keith Birmingham, Pasadena Star-News/SCNG)Dave Roberts #30 of the Los Angeles Dodgers during batting practice prior to game one of the NLDS against the Washington Nationals at Dodger Stadium on Wednesday, Oct. 02, 2019 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Keith Birmingham, Pasadena Star-News/SCNG)Corey Seager #5 of the Los Angeles Dodgers during batting practice prior to game one of the NLDS against the Washington Nationals at Dodger Stadium on Wednesday, Oct. 02, 2019 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Keith Birmingham, Pasadena Star-News/SCNG)Justin Turner #10 of the Los Angeles Dodgers speaks with Chase Utley during batting practice prior to game one of the NLDS against the Washington Nationals at Dodger Stadium on Wednesday, Oct. 02, 2019 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Keith Birmingham, Pasadena Star-News/SCNG)Cody Bellinger #35 of the Los Angeles Dodgers during batting practice prior to game one of the NLDS against the Washington Nationals at Dodger Stadium on Wednesday, Oct. 02, 2019 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Keith Birmingham, Pasadena Star-News/SCNG)Dave Roberts #30 of the Los Angeles Dodgers during batting practice prior to game one of the NLDS against the Washington Nationals at Dodger Stadium on Wednesday, Oct. 02, 2019 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Keith Birmingham, Pasadena Star-News/SCNG)Cody Bellinger #35 of the Los Angeles Dodgers walks past the NLDS logo during batting practice prior to game one of the NLDS against the Washington Nationals at Dodger Stadium on Wednesday, Oct. 02, 2019 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Keith Birmingham, Pasadena Star-News/SCNG)Dodgers special assistant Jose Vizcaino watches batting practice during Wednesday’s off-day workout prior to Game 1 of the NLDS against the Washington Nationals. (Photo by Keith Birmingham, Pasadena Star-News/SCNG)Justin Turner #10 of the Los Angeles Dodgers speaks with Chase Utley as manager Dave Roberts, left, walks past during batting practice prior to game one of the NLDS against the Washington Nationals at Dodger Stadium on Wednesday, Oct. 02, 2019 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Keith Birmingham, Pasadena Star-News/SCNG)Dave Roberts #30 of the Los Angeles Dodgers speaks to A.J. Pollock #11 and Chris Taylor, center, prior to game one of the NLDS against the Washington Nationals at Dodger Stadium on Wednesday, Oct. 02, 2019 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Keith Birmingham, Pasadena Star-News/SCNG)Dave Roberts #30 of the Los Angeles Dodgers during batting practice prior to game one of the NLDS against the Washington Nationals at Dodger Stadium on Wednesday, Oct. 02, 2019 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Keith Birmingham, Pasadena Star-News/SCNG)Los Angeles Dodgers manager Dave Roberts, left, special assistant Jose Vizcaino during practice for Game 1 of the NLDS baseball game against the Washington Nationals Wednesday, Oct. 2, 2019, in Los Angeles. (AP Photo/Mark J. Terrill)Walker Buehler #21 of the Los Angeles Dodgers speaks to the media prior to game one of the NLDS against the Washington Nationals at Dodger Stadium on Wednesday, Oct. 02, 2019 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Keith Birmingham, Pasadena Star-News/SCNG)Los Angeles Dodgers starting pitcher Walker Buehler answers questions during a news conference prior to practice for Game 1 of the NLDS baseball game against the Washington Nationals, Wednesday, Oct. 2, 2019, in Los Angeles. (AP Photo/Mark J. Terrill)Dave Roberts #30 of the Los Angeles Dodgers speaks to the media prior to game one of the NLDS against the Washington Nationals at Dodger Stadium on Wednesday, Oct. 02, 2019 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Keith Birmingham, Pasadena Star-News/SCNG)Dave Roberts #30 of the Los Angeles Dodgers speaks to the media prior to game one of the NLDS against the Washington Nationals at Dodger Stadium on Wednesday, Oct. 02, 2019 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Keith Birmingham, Pasadena Star-News/SCNG)Howie Kendrick of the Washington Nationals prior to game one of the NLDS against the Los Angeles Dodgers at Dodger Stadium on Wednesday, Oct. 02, 2019 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Keith Birmingham, Pasadena Star-News/SCNG)Howie Kendrick of the Washington Nationals prior to game one of the NLDS against the Los Angeles Dodgers at Dodger Stadium on Wednesday, Oct. 02, 2019 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Keith Birmingham, Pasadena Star-News/SCNG)Brian Dozier of the Washington Nationals prior to game one of the NLDS against the Los Angeles Dodgers at Dodger Stadium on Wednesday, Oct. 02, 2019 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Keith Birmingham, Pasadena Star-News/SCNG)Howie Kendrick of the Washington Nationals prior to game one of the NLDS against the Los Angeles Dodgers at Dodger Stadium on Wednesday, Oct. 02, 2019 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Keith Birmingham, Pasadena Star-News/SCNG)Washington Nationals starting pitcher Patrick Corbin listens to a question during a new conference prior to practice for Game 1 of the NLDS baseball game against the Los Angeles Dodgers Wednesday, Oct. 2, 2019, in Los Angeles. (AP Photo/Mark J. Terrill)Washington Nationals manager Dave Martinez answers a reporter’s question during a news conference prior to practice for Game 1 of the NLDS baseball game against the Los Angeles Dodgers Wednesday, Oct. 2, 2019, in Los Angeles. (AP Photo/Mark J. Terrill)Washington Nationals starting pitcher Patrick Corbin listens to a question during a new conference prior to practice for Game 1 of the NLDS baseball game against the Los Angeles Dodgers Wednesday, Oct. 2, 2019, in Los Angeles. (AP Photo/Mark J. Terrill)Washington Nationals manager Dave Martinez answers a reporter’s question during a news conference prior to practice for Game 1 of the NLDS baseball game against the Los Angeles Dodgers Wednesday, Oct. 2, 2019, in Los Angeles. (AP Photo/Mark J. Terrill)Members of the Los Angeles Dodgers practice for Game 1 of the NLDS baseball game against the Washington Nationals Wednesday, Oct. 2, 2019, in Los Angeles. (AP Photo/Mark J. Terrill)Members of the Washington Nationals practice for Game 1 of the NLDS baseball game against the Los Angeles Dodgers, Wednesday, Oct. 2, 2019, in Los Angeles. (AP Photo/Mark J. Terrill)The NLDS logo painted on the field prior to game one of the NLDS against the Washington Nationals at Dodger Stadium on Wednesday, Oct. 02, 2019 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Keith Birmingham, Pasadena Star-News/SCNG)NextShow Caption1 of 34The NLDS logo painted on the field prior to game one of the NLDS against the Washington Nationals at Dodger Stadium on Wednesday, Oct. 02, 2019 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Keith Birmingham, Pasadena Star-News/SCNG)Expand Game Juan.#BeatLA // #STAYINTHEFIGHT pic.twitter.com/8EEqA5ufV6— Washington Nationals (@Nationals) October 3, 2019Related Articles Corbin has a career 3.36 ERA against the Dodgers, a number that becomes more impressive when you consider how many of those innings were logged during six seasons in Arizona’s hitter-friendly ballpark. He threw seven shutout innings (three hits, four walks, eight strikeouts) in his one start against the Dodgers this season, extending a dominant five-start stretch against them (30⅓ innings, 2 runs, 13 hits, 12 walks, 39 strikeouts, 0.59 ERA).“They’ve seen me a lot. I’ve seen them,” Corbin said this week. “There’s no surprises, really. They’re tough, it’s not an easy lineup to go through, but if you can make your pitches, it’s really all you’re trying to do.”The Dodgers will turn to the only right-hander they plan to start in any postseason game, 25-year-old Walker Buehler. The Nationals hit lefties better than righties, and Buehler showed his big-game mettle as a rookie last year, winning Game 163 against the Colorado Rockies for the NL West title and pitching well against the Brewers in Game 7 of the NLCS in Milwaukee.Buehler went 14-4 with a 3.26 ERA in 182⅓ innings this season, striking out 215 with just 37 walks and earning a trip to the All-Star Game. He rode his five-pitch mix to a pair of memorable complete games this summer, striking out 15 Padres and 16 Rockies, respectively, but he also failed to record an out in the fifth inning in eight of his 30 starts.Will both starters dominate, or will it be up to the bullpens to try to contain two of the game’s top offenses? We’ll find out later tonight.last_img read more

What channel is truTV? How to watch 2019 NCAA Tournament games in Round 1

first_imgYou’ve waited all year for the end of March. March Madness is finally here. Excitement is at its peak as you sit down to watch your team, but there’s one problem: the game is on truTV and you can’t find it.That’s right, college basketball is back on truTV for another year, upgrading the otherwise irrelevant TV channel to extremely relevant during the 2019 NCAA Tournament.  In an effort to save you from several minutes of sheer panic scrolling through the channels to locate the mysterious channel, Sporting News has provided a guide of how to find truTV below. MORE: Watch March Madness games live & on-demand with fuboTV (7-day trial)What channel is truTV?DirecTV: Channel 246. Dish Network: Channel 242.Spectrum/Time Warner Cable: Varies by location: Area code search.Xfinity: Varies by location: Area code search.Verizon FiOS: Channel 183, 683 for HD.AT&T: Varies by location: Area code search.fuboTV: Sign up for a free seven-day trial.When is March Madness 2019?March Madness officially tips off with the “First Four” on March 19-20. The first round follows on March 21-22, and the tournament concludes with the Final Four and national championship games in Minneapolis April 6-8. TruTV only carries First Four and first-round games Thursday and Friday.SN’s MARCH MADNESS HQLive NCAA bracket | Live scoreboard | Full TV schedule​NCAA Tournament games on truTVFirst RoundThursday, March 21MatchupTimeTVLSU (3) vs. Yale (14)12:40 p.m. ETtruTV/fuboTVMaryland (6) vs. Belmont (11)3 p.m. ETtruTV/fuboTVGonzaga (1) vs. Fairleigh Dickinson (16)7:27 p.m. ETtruTV/fuboTVSyracuse (8) vs. Baylor (9)9:55 p.m. ETtruTV/fuboTVFriday, March 22MatchupTimeTVOle Miss (8) vs. Oklahoma (9)12:40 p.m. ETtruTV/fuboTVVirginia (1) vs. Gardner-Webb (16)3 p.m. ETtruTV/fuboTVMississippi State (5) vs. Liberty (12)7:27 p.m. ETtruTV/fuboTVVirginia Tech (4) vs. Saint Louis 13)9:55 p.m. ETtruTV/fuboTVSN’s BRACKET GUIDES: SOUTH | EAST | WEST | MIDWEST 2019 March Madness TV scheduleRoundLocationDateTVFirst FourDayton, OhioMarch 19-20truTVFirst, second roundsHartford, Conn.March 21, 23CBS, truTV, TNT, TBSFirst, second roundsSalt Lake CityMarch 21, 23CBS, truTV, TNT, TBSFirst, second roundsDes Moines, IowaMarch 21, 23CBS, truTV, TNT, TBSFirst, second roundsJacksonville, Fla.March 21, 23CBS, truTV, TNT, TBSFirst, second roundsTulsa, Okla.March 22, 24CBS, truTV, TNT, TBSFirst, second roundsColumbus, OhioMarch 22, 24CBS, truTV, TNT, TBSFirst, second roundsColumbia, S.C.March 22, 24CBS, truTV, TNT, TBSFirst, second roundsSan Jose, Calif.March 22, 24CBS, truTV, TNT, TBSSouth RegionalLouisville, Ky.March 28, 30CBS, TBSWest RegionalAnaheim, Calif.March 28, 30CBS, TBSEast RegionalWashington, D.C.March 29, 31CBS, TBSMidwest RegionalKansas City, Mo.March 29, 31CBSFinal FourMinneapolisApril 6CBSNational championshipMinneapolisApril 8CBSHow to watch March Madness on iPhone, other devicesDon’t have cable but still want to catch the madness? Thanks to the NCAA March Madness Live app, sports videos, and highlights on demand as well as live coverage of the games are available for users of the app. The only caveat is that live coverage is only free for the first three hours. After that, a paid TV subscription is required. You can also live stream games on fuboTV, which offers a free seven-day trial.The NCAA March Madness Live app is available for most internet accessible devices including iPhone, iPad, Apple Watch, Android handsets, Android tablets, Fire tablets, Chromecast, Alexa Skill for Amazon devices, Apple TV, Amazon Fire TV, Roku and Xbox One.last_img read more

NBA commissioner Adam Silver defends teams testing players for coronavirus

first_img Lakers practice early hoping to answer all questions Trail Blazers, Grizzlies advance to NBA play-in game; Suns, Spurs see playoff dreams dashed Silver said eight full NBA teams have been tested. That figure likely does not include the Lakers, who have players who have traveled out of the area. Silver himself has not been tested for COVID-19, he said.That does include the Utah Jazz, who recorded the first positive test a week ago when Rudy Gobert developed mild symptoms. At the time, Oklahoma state health officials directed the Jazz to be tested before they left their locker rooms, a process that took hours. The entire Jazz traveling party and media members who cover the team were tested there.The coronavirus testing since has been largely in more controlled circumstances. The Brooklyn Nets clarified their procedure with a statement Wednesday, saying they were advised by medical experts to test their players due to the “physical closeness” and communal nature of the NBA. They said they sourced testing privately to not impact publicly available tests through the CDC.Silver said he wasn’t surprised by Tuesday’s positive tests for COVID-19, in part because he’s come to acknowledge that the overall lack of tests means that the number of people with the virus is likely much higher than the reported cases.“If you took almost any random group of New Yorkers, that it’d be likely, increasingly likely, that there are gonna be some positive tests,” he said.The Lakers’ decision to test players was likely fast-tracked by the Nets, who were their last opponent on March 10 and still within the incubation window. Some teams have not tested: The Golden State Warriors said they would hold off on testing unless players developed symptoms.The Lakers did not respond Wednesday to requests for comment.Silver went on to modify his position from a week ago when he last appeared on TV, saying that he couldn’t estimate when the NBA might resume. He recognized the use of the word “hiatus” might have been optimistic, given that CDC guidelines have started straying out to months rather than weeks limiting mass gatherings typical of NBA arenas. In the week since he last spoke, the threat of COVID-19 has moved governments to restrict gatherings, travel and other normal routines.Silver said he’s looking at several factors: if the league can restart with or without fans; if the players and staffers can safely return to work to put on games; how the league could put on a smaller exhibition, perhaps for charity, to help heal the national psyche in a country (and world) now without sports. But all of this hinges on public health officials and medical experts giving a seal of approval.Related Articles He acknowledged that the NBA is hopeful it can help kickstart the national economy once a sense of normalcy resumes, and added that players feel special urgency to return to the court, given that time is always against an athlete attempting to extend his career. He couldn’t give a timeline, but he said even if the NBA has to play into the summer, it’s possible basketball could come back.“I’m optimistic by nature,” he said. “I want to believe that we’re going to be able to salvage at least some portions of this season.”KYLE KUZMA FOUNDATION TO HELP SENIORS IN FLINTLakers forward Kyle Kuzma has long been passionate about helping his hometown through a still-unresolved water crisis. Now, as the coronavirus pandemic spreads, the 24-year-old is looking to aid the most vulnerable citizens of that community.Kuzma announced Wednesday that his foundation would partner with the YMCA in Flint, Mich., to provide dinner for seniors. Beginning on Monday March 23, the program will feed dinner and a snack for seniors for six weeks – estimated to be more than 550 meals per week.Details on how to give to the foundation will be released by Monday. In the midst of a public shortage of testing for the coronavirus, some NBA players have been getting tested.While Commissioner Adam Silver acknowledged Wednesday during an interview with ESPN that he can understand why that’s an unfortunate state of affairs, he offered some perspective – saying that the players in his league could be extraordinarily at risk to spread COVID-19 to more vulnerable people.The NBA has felt the backlash from recent reports that teams are testing their players, typically outsourcing tests to private labs to check for signs of COVID-19. The Lakers were among the latest teams to participate: ESPN reported that the Lakers players who are still in Los Angeles underwent nose swab testing in a drive-thru format – which has upset people (notably New York City mayor Bill DeBlasio) who say testing should not only be available to the wealthy.“It’s unfortunate we’re at this position as a society where it’s triage when it comes to testing,” Silver said. “And so the fundamental issue is obviously there are insufficient tests. I’d only say in the case of the NBA, we’ve been following the recommendations of public health officials.” AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MOREUCLA alum Kenny Clark signs four-year contract extension with PackersIn the pandemic, Silver said NBA players can be viewed as “super spreaders” as young, well-traveled people who interact with large groups and often don’t show signs of symptoms. This has increased the urgency to test them, he said.National Basketball Players Association executive director Michele Roberts said she was “disappointed” in the criticism of players and teams as well.“There’s nothing irresponsible – if you’ve got that information (that you’ve been exposed) – about trying to get the tests,” Roberts told ESPN on Wednesday.Even some players haven’t understood the implications of spreading COVID-19. Silver said a PSA that the NBA did with Jazz star Donovan Mitchell, who tested positive but has not reported symptoms, gave some the impression that the virus is not a serious threat.“What I’ve said directly to some of our players, the issue is if you hug grandma, frankly, you could be putting her in jeopardy,” he said. “Again, we’re learning more and more about COVID-19 all the time, but it’s particularly lethal for older people and people with underlying conditions.”center_img Trail Blazers beat Grizzlies in play-in, earn first-round series with the Lakers Lakers, Clippers schedules set for first round of NBA playoffs How athletes protesting the national anthem has evolved over 17 years Newsroom GuidelinesNews TipsContact UsReport an Errorlast_img read more