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Kamerouyou and Macellaro win state Golden Gloves championships

first_imgTalented southpaw Francesco Wilkerson, 132-pound division from East Side WPAL, fought his heart out and was looking forward to fighting for a national championship in 2010. Unfortunately, the entire plan backfired on Wilkerson when he lost a close decision against the experienced Damon Allen of Mitch Allen Boxing Club.For Amonte Eberhardt, 141-pound division from 3rd Ave. WPAL, the light began to flicker in the latter half of 2009 when he started to look like a world-beater, showing great quickness and power. But, he lost a very close decision to defending state champion Arturo Trujillo of Lehigh Valley Boxing Club.“Amonte Eberhardt reminds me of a young Sugar Ray Leonard,” said Luther Dupree, host of Steel City Sportsworld. “He has great energy and fires a lot of punches. Once he gains a bit more experience, the sky is the limit.”Khalib Whitmore, 178-division from Concrete Jungle Boxing Club, manhandled Scott Alfer of South Park Boxing Club, easily winning a unanimous decision.If you subscribe to the adage “bigger is better” when it comes to boxing, you have to be a fan of Tyrell Colston of Young Guns Boxing Club. The Golden Gloves instituted the super heavyweight class a few years ago in response to the need to give the “smaller” guys in the 175-205 range a fighting chance. Colston knocked out Kyle Kriamakbar, of Flood City Boxing Club, in the third round and moves on to the national championship.Fast Lane Boxing Club’s Mark Rideout, super-heavyweight division, out-pointed Fred Latham of East Side WPAL.In the grand scheme of things, Western Pennsylvania’s two victories seem to amount to throwing a deck chair off the Titanic, but it does seem to be a bone of contention for Pittsburgh.“Yes, we’re disappointed but we are getting close,” said Jimmy “Mad Dog” Cvetic, executive director and founder of Western Pennsylvania Police Athletic League. “I thought the Colasante and Eberhardt fights were very close and could have gone either way. Francesco Wilkerson and Fred Latham both have the talent and they are being trained by Darren Dolby.”What’s the one thing most boxers dream about when they hit the sack at night? To be a champion. Unfortunately, there is no guarantee that leads to this sacred treasure.Don’t let the tournament results determine how high you can sour. In the Kentucky Derby, the winning horse effectively runs out of oxygen after the first half mile, and goes the rest of the way on heart. To defeat Philadelphia, to win a National championship and to fight professionally, it’s going to take blood, guts and the heart-beat of a champion. CHAMPIONS—2010 Pennsylvania State Golden Gloves champions Anthony Burgin, Keivon Paschl, Donovan Malovich, Robby Dinero, Mark Rideout, Tyrell Colston, Damon Allen, Khalib Whitmore, Andreas Kamerouyou and Vinnie Macellaro. STAR POWER— USA Boxing champ and Olympic hopeful Tika Hemingway is shown with 178-pound winner Khalib Whitmore, left, from the Concrete Jungle Boxing Club and Scott Alfer from the South Park Boxing Club. Pittsburgh is turning into the mecca of boxing as evidenced by the standing room only crowd that packed Saddle Ridge in Station Square April 17. The State Golden Gloves Open Class Championships is a show that brings a genuine who’s who of past and present stars. The matches this year were outstanding. The Pennsylvania Golden Gloves never had it so good. And there was one among them who proved he was a “cut above the rest”—Andreas Kamerouyou, this year’s Apollo and amateur boxing’s new Sun God, brought the fans from the edge of their seat to cheering on their feet with his explosive power. Kamerouyou, 152-pounder from South Park Boxing Club, defeated Stafford Weatherburne of Harrisburg to earn a gold medal and a trip to Little Rock, Ark., May 3-8, for the National Golden Gloves Tournament.The Steel City’s version of Hercules, Carrick’s very own warrior god, Vinnie Macellaro, conquered those monsters of doubt and uncertainty voiced by those who believed he wouldn’t even make it through the early preliminary rounds and ascended to his rightful place as the toughest 165-pounder in the state of Pennsylvania by defeating Rashad Brown from the Upper Darby Boxing Club. And just like the Hercules of myth, slaying nine-headed serpents, Macellaro earned his place among the gods. Nothing was handed to the former Brashear High School football star. He became a state champion by living his credo: “I know if I work hard, I can do anything I set my mind to.”“It was great to see the crowd and energy,” said model and actress Elyse Alberts. “I’m excited to see how Andreas and Vinnie represent our Steel City in Arkansas and it would be great if they can make it all the way to the Olympics.”Controversy, however, again seems to follow Robby Colasante, from South Park Boxing Club. Just like last year, Colasante appeared to win every round but the judges award the victory to Anthony Burgin of Joe Hand Boxing Club.last_img read more

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Perkins powers Bombers into Kootenay Girl’s Soccer Final

first_imgHanna Quinn had little work in goal to register the shutout.The winner advances to the BC High School AA Girl’s Soccer Championships May 28-30 at Crofton House in Vancouver.LVR, the defending Kootenay Champs, tuned up for the zones by capturing the top prize at the recent Mount Baker Wild Tournament.The Bombers defeated host Wild 2-0 in the final, advancing to the championship by a 33-2 goal margin.”The biggest success story so far is how the girls have played,” said coach Brett Adams.”They are playing a passing style game with the GK (goalkeeper) looking to play out from the back.””All of the attacks are played from defense through the midfield,” Adams added.”Long ball play is very rare. We have been complemented on our style.”The Junior Bombers have played one game this season, posting a 4-0 shutout of Stanley Humphries Rockers of Castlegar. Naomi Perkins scored twice to spark the L.V. Rogers to a 2-0 victory over Trail’s J. Lloyd Crowe in semi finals of the Kootenay High School AA Girl’s Soccer Zone Finals Wednesday in Creston.The Bombers, the top seed in the tournament, advance to the final Thursday at 12:30 p.m.LVR dominated the contest but struggled to find success around the cage.Perkins opened the scoring against the Hawks after taking a slick pass from Abbie Bourchier-Willans.Perkins then made it 2-0 by teaming up with Taylor Zimmerman to add some insurance.last_img read more

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WHAT A VIEW IS IMPRESSIVE 3 ¼ LENGTH WINNER OF $250,000 CALIFORNIA CUP TURF CLASSIC UNDER DESORMEAUX; TRAINED BY BLACK, 5-YEAR-OLD VRONSKY GELDING GETS 1 1/8 MILES ON TURF IN 1:47.39

first_imgARCADIA, Calif. (Jan. 30, 2016)–With the red and white colors of California’s legendary Old English Rancho flying proudly, What a View assumed command turning for home and took Saturday’s $250,000 California Cup Turf Classic, presented by City National Bank, by an impressive 3 ¼ lengths under Kent Desormeaux. Trained by former rider Kenny Black, the 5-year-old California-bred gelding by Vronsky got a mile and one eighth on turf in 1:47.39.A restrained second to pacesetter Image of Joplin into and around the far turn, What a View made the lead well within himself a quarter mile from home and was clearly best among a field of 12 older horses bred or sired in the Golden State.“Kent knows what’s he’s doing, he’s won a few more of these than I have,” said Black, who registered his biggest win as a conditioner in the Classic. “He knows this horse. I always thought he was better when he (What a View) has one to run at.”Hammered in the late betting, What a View was off at 4-1 and paid $10.20, $4.60 and $4.00.“I had a firm hold,” said Desormeaux. “I was surprised to see him accelerate again at the quarter pole. Kenny told me in the paddock that it’s not hot air, he’s never had a horse doing doing so well. He’s had some issues, but the issues are no longer and he sure ran like it.“I was surprised. They’re not supposed to have anything left when they pull like that.”Out of the Manila mare, Oceans N Mountains, What a View was bred by Old English Rancho, Patsy and Sal Berumen and is owned by Patsy and Sal Berumen, Robert Riggio and the Elwood Johnston Trust. In getting his first stakes win, What a View notched his fourth career win from 10 starts and with the winner’s share of $137,500, increased his earnings to $294,148.“I grew up with this,” said an emotional Mary Johnston Hilvers, whose father, Elwood “Buddy” Johnston of Old English Rancho, passed away last year. “Obviously, when we lost dad so unexpectedly and suddenly, there were questions on whether we’d be able to keep it going. My son, Johnny, has done such a fabulous job. It’s a family thing. My husband, my daughter…We really want to carry on my dad’s legacy and my grandmother’s.“We’ve got a lot of good, young horses coming up. I’m excited for my mom (Judy Johnston). I wish I would have made her come with me today.”Favored Alert Bay bobbled at the break, saved ground into the far turn and proved second best, finishing 1 ¼ lengths in front of Boozer. Off at 2-1 with Martin Garcia up, Alert Bay paid $4.20 and $3.00.Ridden by Gary Stevens, Boozer, who showed good speed from his number 11 post position, was rank into the first turn and proved game for third money, finishing a half length in front of Poshky.   Boozer was off at 10-1 and paid $5.60 to show.Fractions on the race were 23.32, 46.70, 1:10.39 and 1:35.06.First post time on Sunday at Santa Anita is at 12:30 p.m. Admission gates open at 10:30 a.m. 27TH RUNNING OF DEFINING RACE FOR CAL-BREDS PRESENTED BY CITY NATIONAL BANK –last_img read more

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Press Release: South Africa hard at work at WEF Davos

first_imgSouth African Deputy President Cyril Ramaphosa will today Wednesday 18 January 2017 lead a senior government, labour and business delegation to the second day of the annual World Economic Forum in Davos.Deputy President of South Africa, Cyril Ramaphosa, is leading Team SA at this year’s World Economic Forum Annual Meeting in Davos. (Image: GCIS, Flickr)Held under the banner, “Responsible and Responsive Leadership,” Team South Africa will share with international delegates how South Africa aims to respond to this theme. The National Development Plan is a key driver of how South Africa will enable the creation of an increasingly equitable and inclusive society.Team South Africa convenes in Davos with a view to positioning South Africa as open for business and a globally competitive destination which is committed to:• Achieving inclusive growth and employment: South Africa at work• Restoring investor confidence• Achieving a more supportive business environment• Actions to support growth and employment• Refining government spending efficiencyParticipants at WEF Davos will grapple with very challenging political and socio-economic issues including changing geopolitics, lowered global economic growth and most importantly, the creation of equitable and inclusive nations. Delegates will strongly deliberate on how to respond to the message being communicated by citizens worldwide in that they are increasingly looking to access opportunities for growth and development.Today, the Deputy President will address a session entitled Coalition for African Research and Innovation, lead Team South Africa to the Business Interaction Working Group where South Africa will be positioned as an investment destination of choice, and participate in a discussion, Africa’s Road to Prosperity.Day three will see Deputy President Ramaphosa participate in an Informal Gathering of World Economic Leaders looking at Responsive and Responsible Leadership in a multipolar world.On Tuesday, the Deputy President attended the opening plenary session of the World Economic Forum being chaired by Professor Klaus Schwab and addressed sessions on Powering Africa; Operationalisation of the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs): Unlocking the Power of Public Private Co-operation.Team South Africa will engage in a range of bilateral discussions in Davos while also participating in sessions organised by the World Economic Forum.Would you like to use this article in your publication or on your website? See Using Brand South Africa material.last_img read more

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Kyrie Irving on opening night showdown vs. Cavs: ‘There’s no pressure at all’

first_imgFire hits houses in Mandaluyong City Trending Articles PLAY LIST 00:50Trending Articles00:50Trending Articles00:50Trending Articles01:37Protesters burn down Iran consulate in Najaf01:47Panelo casts doubts on Robredo’s drug war ‘discoveries’01:29Police teams find crossbows, bows in HK university01:35Panelo suggests discounted SEA Games tickets for students02:49Robredo: True leaders perform well despite having ‘uninspiring’ boss02:42PH underwater hockey team aims to make waves in SEA Games “I’m appreciative of (my career in Cleveland). The multiple legacies I want to live in my life, Cleveland is definitely part of one. Whether it’s appreciated or not, it doesn’t matter to me,” he shared. “I think the effect, the actual time I spent there, is what matters most and actually trying to be remembered for what happened.”  Khristian Ibarrola /raRELATED STORY:Kyrie Irving says Boston is ‘a real, live sports city’ Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. LOOK: Loisa Andalio, Ronnie Alonte unwind in Amanpulo for 3rd anniversary Read Next Brace for potentially devastating typhoon approaching PH – NDRRMC View comments BSP sees higher prices in November, but expects stronger peso, low rice costs to put up fight LATEST STORIES Tyson Fury promises ‘three big fights’ in 2018 Kyrie Irving of the Boston Celtics looks on during the first half against the Charlotte Hornets at TD Garden on Oct. 2, 2017, in Boston, Massachusetts.  Maddie Meyer/Getty Images/AFPWith the much-anticipated opening night of the 2017-2018 NBA season just days away, basketball fans are already gearing up for the exciting match-ups in store.But perhaps the brightest spotlight is saved for the Eastern Conference Finals rematch between the Boston Celtics and the Cleveland Cavaliers, who both will pit former teammates LeBron James and Kyrie Irving against each other for the first time.ADVERTISEMENT Irving, of course, was shipped to Beantown this off-season, following his demands to get out of Cleveland and play elsewhere.When asked if he’s anxious ahead of the monumental clash, the 25-year-old ball-handling savant said he felt no pressure at all.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSWATCH: Drones light up sky in final leg of SEA Games torch runSPORTSSEA Games: Philippines picks up 1st win in men’s water poloSPORTSMalditas save PH from shutout“No. Why would it be? It’s just hoops,” Irving told Marc Spears of The Undefeated. “It’s just hooping. I understand the magnitude.”Although he downplayed any personal attachments on his return to the Quicken Loans Arena, Irving understands the marketability of his impending match-up with his former team. Typhoon Kammuri accelerates, gains strength en route to PH “I know what it is going to entail in terms of marketing, whatever the case may be, to garner up this energy to make people feel a certain type of way,” he said.“I get all that. It’s part of the game. It’s been a part of the game for a while. But, it’s just two hoops and a basketball,” Irving added.Still, Irving said he’d remain composed no matter what treatment he’d get from Cavs fans in the arena.“It’s all love no matter what,” he said. “I have heard boos at times to hearing cheers in the parade. I’ve been in the championship parade as well as being down 30 in ‘Q Arena.’ So, I’ve heard it all. It’s just good to be there and hoop against a great team like the Cavs.”The four-time All Star also once again thanked the entire city of Cleveland for his time, despite the circumstances surrounding his departure.ADVERTISEMENT Kammuri turning to super typhoon less likely but possible — Pagasa MOST READ Frontrow holds fun run to raise funds for young cancer patients  Nonong Araneta re-elected as PFF presidentlast_img read more

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15 days agoEverton striker Kean, Parrott sent off in U21 clash

first_imgEverton striker Kean, Parrott sent off in U21 clashby Carlos Volcano15 days agoSend to a friendShare the loveEverton striker Moise Kean was sent off for Italy U21 in their 0-0 draw with the Republic of Ireland. Former Juventus youngster Kean came off the bench, but lasted under 20 minutes before his dismissal for pushing Tottenham striker Troy Parrott in the chest, with the Irish player also receiving his second yellow card in the incident.Italy U21 coach Paolo Nicolato said, “It’s our own fault, we know these environments, the way they see competition and sportsmanship, so we knew full well that we shouldn’t have fallen for their provocation.“Qualification is not a walk in the park, there are strong teams and we need to work to get there.”The next Italy game is against Armenia on Monday. About the authorCarlos VolcanoShare the loveHave your saylast_img read more

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Video: Oklahoma’s Hatari Byrd Flipped Off Tennessee Fans While Leaving The Field After Win

first_imgAn Oklahoma cheerleader running with an OU flag in his hand.NORMAN, OK – NOVEMBER 16: A member of the Oklahoma Sooners spirit squad waves a flag after a touchdown against the Iowa State Cyclones November 16, 2013 at Gaylord Family-Oklahoma Memorial Stadium in Norman, Oklahoma. Oklahoma defeated Iowa State 48-10. (Photo by Brett Deering/Getty Images)No. 19 Oklahoma finished off an incredible 31-24 comeback victory at No. 23 Tennessee earlier tonight. The Sooners rallied from a 17-point deficit to win in double overtime.Things got a bit ugly after the game though, when OU safety Hatari Byrd gave some Tennessee fans the middle finger while exiting the field.You can see it at the end of this video posted by SBNation’s Steven Godfrey, who was on the field at the time. It’s ugly pic.twitter.com/yxVK5SoQmK— Steven Godfrey (@38Godfrey) September 13, 2015 Sooners linebacker Eric Striker also was seen taunting some UT fans.Eric Striker to Tennessee fans: “Tell your recruits to come to OU”— Jason Kersey (@jasonkersey) September 13, 2015Wonder if Byrd, at least, will face some disciplinary action.last_img read more

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Fire at Bandhwari landfill site points to untreated waste hazard

first_imgGurugram: Fire at Bandhwari landfill site highlights that not having waste management in place is resulting in dangers piling up at the 30-acre landfill site nestled in Aravallis.The fire was caused on Monday. The main causes of the fire were attributed to the extreme heat caused due to the summer that led the methane gas present in the garbage to catch fire. Despite the assurances that waste at the landfill site will be treated, it is expected that there are 25 lakh tonnes of garbage of Gurugram and Faridabad combined dumped at the site. Also Read – After eight years, businessman arrested for kidnap & murderThe extreme dangers get further added to it has come to fore that leachate (a poisonous liquid substance that emanates from the garbage) has again begun to percolate outside the landfill. Even though the problem was solved on temporary measures, the urgency of finding a long term solution has again been raised with problems resurfacing. After repeated complaints, there can finally be a solution to the challenge of the toxic underground water table at Bandhwari and the areas around it caused due to the leachate of the presence of the 30-acre-landfill site. Also Read – Two brothers held for snatchingsTo tackle this issue, a leachate treatment plant was expected to be set up at an area. At present more than 1,000 tonnes of garbage from Gurugram and Faridabad is discarded daily at the area that is nestled in the green belt of Aravallis. Based on the proposal, the plant will treat more than 100 kiloliters of leachate daily. It will be set up the Chinese company Eco green that has also been entrusted with the responsibility of recycling the waste in the area into the creation of power and other useful forms. As the layout of the projects, works presently are being undertaken. Commissioned in 2008, Bandhwari landfill was created with an objective of segregation and recycling of waste generated from Gurgaon and Faridabad. Set up with an investment of Rs 300 crores the was to operationalise a power plant and plastic recycling at the site. After laying defunct for more than four-and-half years the recycling unit was again set up after a lot of protests. There is criticism that work at the plant has not been carried out the pace as was promised and the waste continues to be dumped as it was done earlier. To reduce the amount of waste being dumped at the site the Municipal Corporation of Gurugram is encouraging composting among various residential and commercial sites.last_img read more

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Consortium threatens to stop Panama Canal expansion

first_imgA Spanish-led consortium threatened Thursday to halt a massive, $5.3 billion (3.9-billion-euro) expansion of the Panama Canal, which handles five percent of world maritime trade, because of a row over cost overruns.Spanish builder Sacyr, leader of the Grupo Unidos por el Canal consortium, said work will stop unless the canal pays $1.6 billion in cost overruns for work on the 80-kilometre (50-mile) waterway connecting the Atlantic and Pacific Oceans.“GUPC has formally informed the Panama Canal Authority that it will suspend work if the failures to comply are not put right within the advised period,” Sacyr said in a statement to Spanish market regulators. The consortium said it had set the canal authorities a 21-day deadline before suspending the project to install a third set of canal locks.The news sent Sacyr shares plunging by more than 18 percent as trade opened on the Madrid stock exchange. By late morning they were down 8.95 percent at 3.43 euros.On Wednesday, Panama canal administrator Jorge Quijano warned that the canal authority would use contractual mechanisms to ensure the completion of the canal expansion.“No matter what kind of pressure is exercised against the ACP (Panama Canal Authority), we maintain our demand that Grupo Unidos por el Canal respect the contract that they agreed to and signed,” he said in a statement quoted by Panama media.A year ago, GUPC demanded an extra payment of $1.6 billion from the ACP due to construction delays.Led by Spain’s Sacyr, the consortium also includes Impregilo of Italy, Belgian firm Jan De Nul and Panama’s Constructora Urbana.It began work on a third set of locks for the canal in 2009 and expects to complete construction in June 2015, already a nine-month delay over the date set in the contract.The new locks will accommodate larger ships with a capacity of 12,000 containers — instead of those with 5,000 containers that are now able to navigate the canal.Some 13,000 to 14,000 ships navigate the canal each year.According to the canal authority, there was a delay of four months shortly after the project began because GUPC had planned to use lower-quality cement that would have prevented the construction from lasting more than 100 years.But Sacyr said the GUPC consortium had submitted justified claims for $1.625 billion in cost overruns due to “unforeseeable” circumstances to the relevant authorities, including the International Court of Arbitration.“GUPC is maintaining communication with the Panama Canal Authority to reach a satisfactory agreement to put an end to the contractual imbalance,” it added.The canal uses a system of locks to raise ships from sea level and enable them to sail through the continental divide.last_img read more

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More People Are Running Fewer Are Playing Bar Sports

Running, jogging and triathlons are in. Football, paintball and horseback riding are out. So are sports that can be enjoyed with a beer — or three.That’s the quick take on the latest survey from the Sport & Fitness Industry Association, released Monday. The group — a partnership of six industry associations — fielded nearly 20,000 surveys in January and February, asking Americans (both individuals and households) about their physical activity last year. Overall activity was flat, a turnaround from declines in recent years.Individual sports and activities, though, showed bigger changes, some of them dramatic. The number of people who participated at least once in adventure racing or a traditional triathlon increased by more than 25 percent last year compared with the year before. Meanwhile, nonmotorized scooter-riding and non-inline roller skating experienced big declines.Even with such a big sample, year-by-year changes in individual sports may not mean much. I limited the analysis to activities with an estimate of at least 2 million participants last year, but that still means a change of 10 percent could be a difference of just a dozen or so respondents. And that’s when looking at total participants. The group also reports more regular participants, but that means an even smaller sample size. (Also, as I noted when writing about this survey in a recent piece, the survey is fielded only in English, which could skew results for activities that are unusually popular or unpopular among U.S. residents who are less comfortable speaking to strangers in English.)We get a more reliable picture when looking at five-year trends.Triathlon and adventure racing still top the gainers list. Kayaking, trail running and yoga are other solitary or noncompetitive endeavors increasing in popularity. Meanwhile, activities popular in bars or in other venues where beer often is sold — including pool, darts and bowling — are losing ground. So are all varieties of football — though touch football sustained the biggest percentage decline, suggesting concussion fears aren’t solely to blame.To sum up: We’re bowling alone — or together — less often, but running, paddling or posing more. read more

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Kenley Jansen Is The Model Of A Modern Reliever

Reymin GuduanHOU001+0.0 Tyler OlsonCLE204+0.3 Darren O’DayBAL1332+0.9 Justin NicolinoMIA002+0.0 Corey KnebelMIL4782+3.9 Frankie MontasOAK110-0.2 Jacob TurnerWAS520-0.0 Chad QuallsCOL210-0.0 Buddy BoshersMIN020-0.7 Felipe RiveroPIT3742+3.9 Craig KimbrelBOS3140+3.5 Kelvin HerreraKC2773+1.6 Jim JohnsonATL1993-0.6 Danny BarnesTOR893-2.1 Marc RzepczynskiSEA11412+0.2 Albert SuarezSF430-0.6 Cam BedrosianLAA1354+0.1 Miguel DiazSD010-0.4 Caleb SmithNYY110-0.2 Evan ScribnerSEA020-0.7 Wade DavisCHC3031+3.2 Nate JonesCHW410+0.2 Brett CecilSTL1543+0.7 Robby ScottBOS5212+0.1 Tyler PillNYM010-0.4 Ryan GartonSEA/TB031-1.1 Jesse ChavezLAA121-0.6 Trevor HildenbergerMIN933+0.3 Mike MinorKC2874+1.8 Johnny BarbatoPIT010-0.4 Peter MoylanKC1005+1.6 Kenyan MiddletonLAA1021+0.8 Arodys VizcainoATL2882+1.1 Brad PeacockHOU101+0.1 Hunter StricklandSF2661+1.5 Brooks PoundersLAA100+0.2 Erik GoeddelNYM121-0.6 Ricardo PintoPHI121-0.6 Joaquin BenoitPHI/PIT18110-1.5 Luis SantosTOR210-0.1 Doug Corbett198068103+6.3 Tony WatsonLAD/PIT2396-0.0 Kyle McGrathSD100+0.1 Koda GloverWAS822+0.4 Vance WorleyMIA010-0.4 Francisco LirianoHOU221-0.4 Josh RavinLAD110-0.2 Jumbo DiazTB653-0.9 Eric O’FlahertyATL211-0.1 Chris BeckCHW022-0.7 Aroldis ChapmanNYY1943+1.5 Andrew ChafinARI587-2.2 Mychal GivensBAL1834+1.7 Jose AlvaradoTB943-0.1 Warwick SaupoldDET113-0.2 Xavier CedenoTB013-0.4 Daniel HudsonPIT864-1.1 Juan NicasioPHI/PIT2288+0.2 Troy Percival19964731+6.5 Tony ZychSEA853-0.6 J. P. HowellTOR010-0.4 Jose AlvarezLAA555-1.1 Joe SmithCLE/TOR1921+2.2 Brandon MaurerKC/SD19100-1.0 Nick GoodyCLE012-0.4 Luis AvilanLAD644-0.7 Josh FieldsLAD652-1.0 Nick WittgrenMIA611+0.5 Drew StorenCIN423-0.2 Keone KelaTEX1032+0.5 Matt BarnesBOS1884-0.0 Ryan TeperaTOR2531+2.8 Justin GrimmCHC412+0.2 Drew VerHagenDET312+0.1 Matt BushTEX1763+0.5 Tommy KahnleCHW/NYY1692-0.9 Nick VincentSEA2856+2.4 PITCHERYEARGOOSE EGGSBROKEN EGGSMEHSGWAR Will HarrisHOU1830+1.5 Matt AlbersWAS1524+1.4 Ty BlachSF201+0.3 Mike PelfreyCHW001+0.0 Joe MusgroveHOU800+1.2 Hector RondonCHC1132+0.4 Tyler LyonsSTL1132+0.5 Koji UeharaCHC1563-0.1 Stu Miller19657973+7.5 Robbie RossBOS100+0.2 Oliver DrakeMIL441-0.9 Bryan MorrisSF300+0.4 Tommy HunterTB3061+2.3 Anthony SwarzakCHW/MIL2444+2.1 Kenley Jansen’s season was Goose-toricHighest single-season goose wins above replacement (GWAR) Francis MartesHOU412+0.2 James PazosSEA1345+0.5 Ariel HernandezCIN001+0.0 A.J. MinterATL110-0.2 Bryan MitchellNYY010-0.4 Santiago CasillaOAK1783-0.4 Alex ColomeTB3866+3.5 Brad BoxbergerTB443-0.9 Jake DiekmanTEX601+0.9 Tyler DuffeyMIN1143+0.2 Josh OsichSF426-0.2 Michael LorenzenCIN2672+1.2 Liam HendriksOAK1261-0.4 Kenley Jansen20174401+6.3 Lucas HarrellTOR001+0.0 Brad ZieglerMIA1233+0.6 Andrew RomineDET001+0.0 Brian EllingtonMIA530-0.4 Deolis GuerraLAA720+0.3 Raisel IglesiasCIN3122+3.8 Mike MorinLAA101+0.2 Hector NerisPHI3174+1.9 Jake JunisKC200+0.3 Corey Knebel gets the golden eggFinal goose egg stats for 2017 John AxfordOAK120-0.6 Ron Perranoski196979139+6.6 Archie BradleyARI3148+3.2 Pedro BaezLAD1478-0.6 Edwin DiazSEA4074+3.4 Sammy SolisWAS422-0.2 Steven OkertSF7412-0.5 Felix PenaCHC100+0.1 Ross StriplingLAD1091-2.0 Jerry BlevinsNYM18513+0.7 Hector VelazquezBOS500+0.8 Tony CingraniCIN/LAD724+0.3 Joe BiaginiTOR932+0.3 Cody AllenCLE2985+1.8 Dominic LeoneTOR946-0.1 Jen-Ho TsengCHC300+0.4 Richard BleierBAL422-0.1 Addison ReedBOS/NYM3567+3.0 Sources: Retrosheet, The Baseball GAUGE Wade LeBlancPIT232-0.8 Bryan ShawCLE2985+1.8 Jake BarrettARI203+0.3 Jeurys FamiliaNYM822+0.4 Fernando AbadBOS511+0.4 Zach PutnamCHW200+0.3 Joe KellyBOS1245+0.5 Joe BlantonWAS430-0.5 Fernando SalasLAA/NYM864-1.1 Ernesto FrieriTEX010-0.4 Jason GrilliTEX/TOR443-0.8 Ricardo RodriguezTEX221-0.4 Wily PeraltaMIL120-0.6 Shae SimmonsSEA020-0.7 Jamie CallahanNYM201+0.3 Blake ParkerLAA2352+1.6 Diego MorenoTB010-0.4 Jose LeclercTEX733+0.0 Carlos RamirezTOR700+1.1 Phil MatonSD732-0.1 Edubray RamosPHI9111-2.8 Mike DunnCOL1503+2.4 David PhelpsMIA/SEA1694-1.1 Austin MaddoxBOS200+0.3 Oliver PerezWAS615+0.5 Alex WoodLAD301+0.4 Chasen ShreveNYY623+0.2 Jose RamirezATL2066+0.7 Tom WilhelmsenARI112-0.2 Dillon GeeMIN100+0.2 Daniel StumpfDET245-1.2 Ryan DullOAK634-0.2 Sergio RomoLAD/TB630-0.2 Tyler AndersonCOL100+0.2 Chase WhitleyTB641-0.6 Chris RowleyTOR310+0.1 Bud NorrisLAA1871+0.1 Matthew BowmanSTL1977+0.1 Greg HollandCOL2762+2.1 Francisco RodriguezDET382-2.5 Willie Hernandez19846577+6.4 Jackson StephensCIN100+0.1 Joely RodriguezPHI524-0.0 Brad HandSD3866+3.2 Ronald HerreraNYY010-0.4 Alex ClaudioTEX2648+2.6 Adam MorganPHI910+0.9 Gabriel YnoaBAL001+0.0 Kenley JansenLAD4401+6.3 Rubby De La RosaARI011-0.4 David RobertsonCHW/NYY2862+2.1 T. J. McFarlandARI622+0.2 Jose TorresSD552-1.2 Ryan BuchterKC/SD1564-0.1 Eduardo ParedesLAA210-0.1 Jason MotteATL212-0.1 Seung-hwan OhSTL2256+1.3 Brandon KintzlerMIN/WAS3464+2.9 Luke JacksonATL100+0.1 Dustin McGowanMIA412+0.2 Jorge De La RosaARI1251-0.0 PITCHER▲▼TEAM▲▼GOOSE EGGS▲▼BROKEN EGGS▲▼MEHS▲▼GWAR▲▼ Rich Gossage197582118+6.7 Zach DukeSTL112-0.2 Jacob BarnesMIL2694+0.5 Danny FarquharCHW/TB1442+0.6 Rex BrothersATL331-0.7 Doug FisterBOS420-0.1 George KontosPIT/SF1283-1.3 Blake WoodCIN432-0.5 Pat NeshekCOL/PHI2848+2.8 Andrew MillerCLE3353+3.5 Carson SmithBOS200+0.3 Dovydas NeverauskasPIT530-0.4 Enny RomeroWAS1446+0.5 Sam TuivailalaSTL441-0.9 Jeanmar GomezPHI721+0.3 Daniel CoulombeOAK456-1.3 Matt BelisleMIN2263+1.1 Matt DermodyTOR302+0.5 Jimmy YacabonisBAL300+0.5 Jacob RhameNYM210-0.1 Rob ScahillMIL110-0.2 Chris DevenskiHOU26106+0.1 Kirby YatesLAA/SD1462-0.2 Michael FelizHOU110-0.2 Ben TaylorBOS101+0.2 Scott ObergCOL725+0.4 Tom KoehlerTOR312+0.1 Dario AlvarezTEX201+0.3 Robert GsellmanNYM210-0.1 Buddy BaumannSD311+0.1 Matt GraceWAS212-0.1 Brad BrachBAL3182+1.9 Sam DysonSF/TEX27112-0.1 Jhan MarinezMIL/PIT320-0.3 Chris YoungKC100+0.2 Travis WoodKC331-0.6 J. C. RamirezLAA020-0.7 Chris O’GradyMIA101+0.1 Brandon MorrowLAD1242+0.2 Dan OteroCLE200+0.3 Steve CishekSEA/TB1024+0.8 Kyle RyanDET210-0.1 Roberto OsunaTOR31101+1.1 Scott AlexanderKC844-0.2 Juan MinayaCHW1013+1.1 Trevor CahillKC200+0.3 Chad BellDET001+0.0 Bruce RondonDET430-0.5 Chris RusinCOL1344+0.6 Dan WinklerATL111-0.2 Wandy PeraltaCIN1544+0.7 PITCHER▲▼TEAM▲▼GOOSE EGGS▲▼BROKEN EGGS▲▼MEHS▲▼GWAR▲▼ Yovani GallardoSEA100+0.2 Tyler ClippardCHW/HOU10117-2.5 Jordan LylesCOL210-0.0 Domingo GermanNYY020-0.7 Javy GuerraMIA112-0.2 Andrew KittredgeTB210-0.1 Jarlin GarciaMIA517+0.3 Josh SmithOAK210-0.1 Brent SuterMIL001+0.0 Miguel SocolovichSTL101+0.1 Jandel GustaveHOU010-0.4 Blaine BoyerBOS611+0.6 Logan VerrettBAL400+0.6 Sam FreemanATL1226+1.0 Mariano Rivera19965462+6.6 Victor AranoPHI210-0.1 Austin PruittTB420-0.1 Shane GreeneDET2045+1.6 Zach BrittonBAL1820+2.1 Tony BarnetteTEX731+0.0 Neil RamirezNYM012-0.4 Austin BriceCIN400+0.6 Jean MachiSEA101+0.2 Kevin QuackenbushSD120-0.6 Odrisamer DespaigneMIA100+0.1 Kevin SiegristPHI/STL813+0.8 John BrebbiaSTL313+0.1 Justin WilsonCHC/DET2463+1.4 Jared HughesMIL1042-0.0 Stefan ChrichtonBAL010-0.4 Al AlburquerqueCHW/KC121-0.6 Junichi TazawaMIA1470-0.6 Craig StammenSD1023+0.7 Neftali FelizKC/MIL1060-0.7 Paul SewaldNYM1283-1.3 Kyle CrickSF100+0.1 Parker BridwellLAA001+0.0 Blake TreinenOAK/WAS22103-0.4 Hansel RoblesNYM952-0.6 Yusmeiro PetitLAA2342+2.0 Luis GarciaPHI1664+0.1 Trevor RosenthalSTL2581+0.6 Ian KrolATL623+0.1 Donnie HartBAL423-0.1 Derek LawSF1131+0.5 Matt CainSF100+0.1 Ted Abernathy196751314+6.2 Zach McAllisterCLE121-0.6 Gabriel MoyaMIN100+0.2 Josh EdginNYM525-0.0 Dillon MaplesCHC100+0.1 Carl EdwardsCHC2283+0.1 Aaron BummerCHW456-1.2 Tyler ChatwoodCOL110-0.2 Heath HembreeBOS1056-0.2 Simon CastroOAK221-0.4 Tyler WilsonBAL111-0.2 Shawn KelleyWAS621+0.1 Sam MollOAK011-0.4 Chad GreenNYY322-0.3 Ryan PresslyMIN532-0.3 James HoytHOU110-0.2 Emilio PaganSEA342-1.0 Tony SippHOU111-0.2 Ryan SherriffSTL221-0.5 Pedro StropCHC1935+1.6 Drew SteckenriderMIA1111+1.2 Brian DuensingCHC631-0.3 Sparky Lyle197766813+6.1 Dan AltavillaSEA431-0.5 Grant DaytonLAD112-0.2 Sean DoolittleOAK/WAS2437+2.4 Jake PetrickaCHW223-0.4 Josh SmokerNYM823+0.4 Brock StewartLAD201+0.3 Miguel CastroBAL912+1.0 Tim MayzaTOR001+0.0 Mike BolsingerTOR310+0.1 Blaine HardyDET131-1.0 Alec AsherBAL311+0.1 Brandon WorkmanBOS722+0.4 Jonathan BroxtonSTL120-0.6 Randall DelgadoARI500+0.8 David PriceBOS101+0.2 Taylor RogersMIN1876+0.2 Christian BergmanSEA010-0.4 Ryne StanekTB013-0.4 Dan JenningsCHW/TB259-1.5 Carlos TorresMIL643-0.6 Dan RunzlerPIT001+0.0 Aaron LoupTOR5312-0.3 Craig BreslowCLE/MIN012-0.4 AJ RamosMIA/NYM2244+1.6 Austin Bibens-DirkxTEX001+0.0 David HernandezARI/LAA1515+1.9 Brad GoldbergCHW001+0.0 Ryan MadsonOAK/WAS2441+2.1 After a year of searching, we didn’t our find our new Goose Gossage. But we did get a glimpse of what one might look like in baseball’s just-concluded postseason.This spring, we introduced a new pitching statistic called the goose egg — named in honor of Gossage, the Hall-of-Fame reliever, who had a record 82 goose eggs in 1975. Essentially, a pitcher gets a goose egg for every clutch, scoreless relief inning (see the original article for a more formal definition). Goose eggs have a substantially better correlation with relievers’ win probability added than saves do, especially if paired with their companion statistic, the broken egg.This year’s major leader in goose eggs was the Milwaukee Brewers’ Corey Knebel, who finished with 47 of them. The American League leader was the Seattle Mariners’ Edwin Diaz, who had 40. You can find a complete rundown of this year’s final goose stats in the table below. (A “broken egg” is essentially the blown save of goose stats, and a “meh” is any situation which doesn’t result in either a goose egg or a broken egg.) Carlos EstevezCOL300+0.5 Luke GregersonHOU1062-0.8 Troy ScribnerLAA001+0.0 Asher WojciechowskiCIN200+0.3 Chasen BradfordNYM301+0.4 Antonio BastardoPIT010-0.4 Vidal NunoBAL010-0.4 A. J. ColeWAS100+0.1 Justin HaleyMIN110-0.2 However, from an efficiency standpoint, the best season came not from Knebel or Diaz but from the Los Angeles Dodgers’ Kenley Jansen, who finished with a perfect record of 44 goose eggs and no broken eggs. That’s the most-ever goose eggs without a broken egg. The Dodgers used Jansen smartly and lined up his 68.1 innings pitched to coincide with mostly high-leverage situations. He made 15 multi-inning appearances, entered with runners on base 12 times, and often pitched in tied games — all things that closers weren’t doing much of a few years ago. And Jansen generated 6.3 goose wins above replacement (GWAR) in the regular season, the 7th-highest total of all-time. Amir GarrettCIN110-0.2 Rafael MonteroNYM131-1.0 Erasmo RamirezTB712+0.7 Adam OttavinoCOL1373-0.5 Hector SantiagoMIN010-0.4 Robert StephensonCIN220-0.5 Chase De JongSEA010-0.4 Akeel MorrisATL001+0.0 Cory GearrinSF1232+0.6 Casey FienPHI/SEA320-0.3 Kevin McCarthyKC100+0.2 Mark MelanconSF1550+0.3 Kyle BarracloughMIA2261+0.9 Mike ClevingerCLE010-0.4 Jeff BeliveauTOR111-0.2 Tyler GlasnowPIT010-0.4 Chris HatcherLAD/OAK963-0.9 Matt StrahmKC231-0.8 Adam KolarekTB021-0.7 Jayson AquinoBAL010-0.4 Adam ConleyMIA010-0.4 J. J. HooverARI633-0.2 Fernando RodneyARI3345+3.5 Joakim SoriaKC2982+1.6 Casey LawrenceSEA/TOR020-0.7 Mike MontgomeryCHC1422+1.3 Ken GilesHOU2453+1.7 Kevin ShackelfordCIN120-0.6 Mark LeiterPHI010-0.4 Tanner ScheppersTEX101+0.2 Jimmie SherfyARI100+0.2 Tim AdlemanCIN021-0.7 Alan BusenitzMIN302+0.5 Adam WarrenNYY1041+0.1 SOURCE: SEAMHEADS.COM A. J. SchugelPIT201+0.3 Jeremy JeffressMIL/TEX251-1.5 Giovanny GallegosNYY010-0.4 Boone LoganCLE104+0.2 Joe JimenezDET020-0.7 Josh HaderMIL1245+0.3 Ben HellerNYY101+0.2 Alex WilsonDET1377-0.6 Jonathan HolderNYY611+0.6 Dellin BetancesNYY2482+0.9 Josh CollmenterATL020-0.7 Greg InfanteCHW327-0.3 Hoby MilnerPHI115-0.2 Jake McGeeCOL1552+0.6 Jansen’s also the exception that proves the rule, however; it’s hard to provide all that much value when you pitch only 70 innings or so, which is about how much the best relievers pitch nowadays. After Jansen, the next most-valuable season came from Knebel, who finished with 3.9 GWAR — which ranks just 200th among relief pitching seasons all-time.If you want a model for a more Gossage-like usage pattern, you need to look no further than … how Jansen was used in the postseason. Jansen appeared in 13 of the Dodgers’ 15 playoff games and threw 16.2 innings. Extrapolated out to a full, 162-game regular season, that would work out to a Mike Marshall-like total of 180 relief innings.Jansen didn’t keep his perfect streak alive in the playoffs. Instead, he allowed 2 broken eggs to go with 6 goose eggs. He was also used in some situations that we wouldn’t recommend — for instance, to close out an 11-1 lead against the Chicago Cubs in the NLCS. Still, his postseason goose egg pace would extrapolate to 65 goose eggs over a 162-game regular season.What I’m really advocating for is a hybrid between how pitchers like Jansen are currently used in the regular season and the entirely different way that they’re used in the postseason. The extra off-days the playoffs provide help to enable more creative usage patterns that might not be viable in the regular season. And even with those extra rest days, Jansen may have been overused in not-very-clutch situations in the NLCS and NLDS; perhaps as a result, he was not especially sharp in the World Series. At the same time, he went from throwing 4.7 percent of the Dodgers’ regular season innings to 12.3 percent of their postseason innings — almost a threefold increase. Surely there’s a happy median somewhere in between?But congratulations to Jansen and Knebel, and we’ll resume our hunt for goose eggs next year. In the meantime, you can download detailed data on goose eggs and broken eggs for all pitchers since 1930 here. read more

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Pryors flashy legacy on the line with Bucks

For Terrelle Pryor, the Sugar Bowl is bigger than busting Ohio State’s 0-9 slump against the SEC in bowl games or redeeming the Big Ten after its horrid, winless New Year’s Day bowl performance. The junior quarterback’s mental toughness and his ability to fight through adversity will be on display. If he fails to rise to the occasion, it will harm his legacy, something that Pryor speaks so fondly about. In his attempts to rally the spirit of the Buckeye faithful, Pryor has boasted that he’ll get his “jersey hung up” at Ohio Stadium and that he “wants to leave a legacy here.” Apparently whatever legacy of success Pryor has at OSU is neatly displayed on some guy’s mantel, rather than at the Horseshoe. After the public learned of the Buckeye players’ five-game suspensions for improper benefits, including selling awards and receiving discounted tattoos, the legacy of selfish behavior seems to be the only one they’re leaving behind. That’s certainly not what Pryor implied originally. Of course, Pryor is not the only Buckeye guilty of selling out tradition for personal gain, but he obviously is the most prominent of the bunch and the most oft criticized. ESPN analyst Kirk Herbstreit is seemingly Pryor’s most public and outspoken critic. The former Buckeye quarterback ripped Pryor for his sideline demeanor during games, to which Pryor responded by calling Herbstreit a “fake Buckeye” on Twitter. That’s coming from the “true” Buckeye in Pryor — if “true” Buckeyes hock their hard-earned, team-oriented rewards for cash and tattoos. At the end of the day, showcasing your “school pride” with a giant Block “O” tattoo that looks like a 4-year-old scribbled it in crayon doesn’t sound like it’s worth the price to me. That may sound harsh, but it’s tame in comparison to Herbstreit’s blanket statements about Pryor’s award-selling controversy, such as, “You wonder how much involvement he had in this, if he was the ringleader in this.” I, meanwhile, can’t help but wonder why Herbstreit’s obnoxious Byers Auto Group commercials on local TV label him an “MVP quarterback.” Is it his memorable 8-3-1 1992 campaign as OSU’s starter? Is it referring to his legendary days in Centerville’s peewee league? Whatever the case may be, he’s certainly the “MVP” of hyperbole when it comes to trying to prove to college football fans that he’s not a biased Buckeye. If Pryor’s saltiness toward his critics in harsh times is any indication of how he’ll play on the field, it doesn’t look too good. The tweet parade doesn’t stop with Herbstreit, as Pryor even addressed the rumors of getting improper benefits before the suspensions were passed down. “I paid for my tattoos. Go Bucks,” Pryor posted on his personal Twitter feed. That tweet mysteriously and conveniently disappeared a day later. Evidently, he’s taking public relations lessons from his “mentor” LeBron James. In the face of all the criticism, the Sugar Bowl presents an opportunity for OSU and, most importantly, for Pryor. It’s a challenge more demanding than a last-second drive to beat Wisconsin in Madison. Essentially, it’s steeper than any challenge he’s faced in his career. A singular, heroic, final-minute drive defines just a season. How Pryor and his fellow Buckeyes respond to the public backlash will define their entire careers. If Pryor replicates his winning performance from last year’s Rose Bowl and makes good on his promise to return next season, his decaying legacy can be salvaged. OSU currently has a 30-3 record with him as a starter, and that sparkling record on his résumé will stand out even more with a strong end to his career. However, if he’s not able to steer the Buckeyes through its most trying time in the Jim Tressel era, he’s an outcast, much like Herbstreit appears to be within the Buckeye community. Starting with this Sugar Bowl, we will find out if Pryor’s closer to Archie Griffin or Maurice Clarett in OSU lore. If there’s one thing I’ve learned about the nimble-footed quarterback, however, it’s not to count him out when the weight of the world is seemingly on his shoulders. Look no further than the fourth-and-10 against Iowa earlier this season. read more

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Ohio State students not surprised by Terrelle Pryors departure

Terrelle Pryor’s time at Ohio State has come to an end. OSU students aren’t surprised. Larry James, Pryor’s attorney, said Pryor will forgo his senior season. Through James, Pryor released a statement on Tuesday to The Lantern. “In the best interest of my teammates, I’ve made the decision to forgo my senior year of football at the Ohio State University,” Pryor said. Pryor’s decision comes in the wake of former head coach Jim Tressel’s resignation and multiple reports saying that the NCAA launched an independent investigation of the star athlete for allegedly receiving discounts on vehicles throughout his tenure at OSU. OSU students weren’t surprised by the news of Pryor’s departure. “I’m not surprised,” said Andrew Leggett, a first-year in pharmaceutical sciences. “I’ve felt like it was going to happen for awhile.” Pryor has long been a polarizing figure in the Buckeye community and his departure is no different. “I feel like it would be better if he stayed,” said Aaron Wendel, a first-year in health sciences, “because he’s not ready for the NFL I don’t think.” Not everyone agreed. “I don’t think he was going to be able to play next season anyway,” said Paul Warren, a first-year in Biology. “It’s probably in his best interest (to leave).” Pryor’s 31-4 record as a starter makes him the second-winningest quarterback in OSU history, trailing only former Buckeye quarterback Art Schlichter. Pryor threw for 6,177 yards and 57 touchdowns while rushing for 2,164 yards and 17 touchdowns. James said Pryor hasn’t decided what the next step in his career will be. Some have suggested Pryor could enter the NFL’s supplemental draft. Many question whether Pryor’s skills can translate to the next level. “I don’t think he’s going to do anything (in the NFL),” Leggett said. “I don’t think he’s ready. I don’t think he has the ability to read defenses or make throws. I think he’s done.” Others think Pryor’s raw athletic ability is too good for NFL teams to turn down. “I think he can make (the NFL),” Warren said. “I think he’s athletically gifted. If he wants to, he’ll be able to.” OSU’s next step at quarterback is just as uncertain Pryor’s. Joe Bauserman, Kenny Guiton, and Braxton Miller spent spring practice vying to replace Pryor, who was facing a five-game suspension for selling memorabilia and accepting improper benefits. Now, in wake of Pryor’s absence, the trio of inexperienced quarterbacks will have to lead the Buckeyes for the entire season. “I don’t know who the next quarterback will be so it will be interesting to see what happens next year,” said Amy Hoffmeister, a third-year in human development and family science. read more

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2018 Big Ten Preview Nebraska Cornhuskers

Location: Lincoln, Nebraska 2017 Record: 4-8 (3-6 Big Ten) Head Coach: Scott Frost 2018 Record: 0-3 (0-1 Big Ten) All time record vs. OSU: 1-5 What happened thus far in 2018:After the first game of the season against Akron was cancelled due to an ongoing rain delay, the first game of the Scott Frost-era at Nebraska was against Colorado, an old Big 12 rival. Nebraska kept pace in the first half in a back-and-forth affair, leading 21-17. However, a second half filled with turnovers helped push the Buffaloes to the 33-28 win. The Cornhuskers continued their poor performance in Week 2, falling to Troy at home 24-19. In Week 3, Nebraska suffered its worst loss of the season, losing 56-10 to Michigan, largely due to inconsistent quarterback play and crucial turnovers. Impact Player:Wide receiver Stanley Morgan appears to be emerging as a solid pass catcher for Frost. He has been the lone bright spot in an otherwise struggling Nebraska offense, tying wide receiver J.D. Spielman for the team lead with 13 catches for 200 yards and a touchdown. Strengths:Despite the rough start to the season, Nebraska’s offense is beginning to improve under Frost’s new spread system. With Morgan and Spielman in the receiving game, Nebraska quarterbacks have completed 63.8 percent of their passes. If the Cornhuskers can get consistent quarterback play from sophomore Andrew Bunch and freshman Adrian Martinez, then they might have a chance to improve throughout the rest of Big Ten play. Weaknesses:A lot of things have gone wrong for the Cornhuskers this season. First, they were held to just 61 total yards of offense through three quarters against Michigan. Nebraska did not score a touchdown until the fourth quarter and were held to 132 yards by the end of the game. Second, the defense has struggled, surrendering 300 passing yards in each game. They also have struggled to stop the run, allowing 200 yards rushing against Troy and Michigan. This is a young team under Frost and they will look to improve and start making progress over the course of Big Ten play. In order to do this, they will have to have playmakers step up on the offensive and defensive sides of the ball. read more

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Man City bid for stake in Doan rejected by Groningen

first_imgThe Premier League side are not the only club who have noticed the Japan teen and his rise to stardom. However, his current club Groningen rejected their offer to split him with the Citizens.The Dutch team’s technical director, Ron Jans, recently confirmed Manchester City had a lucrative offer to take part ownership of the 19-years-old as soon as his loan deal with Gamba Osaka was ratified this week. However, he also confirmed the offer was rejected.Doan has played a key part this season for his team as he has been able to score eight goals and three assists – a player of that rank is certainly out of Groningen’s pocket. The Citizens have made a kind gesture in their offer to help them acquire him more easily, but the Dutch have decided they will be doing it on their own.norwich city, manchester city, premier leagueReport: City are stunned by Norwich George Patchias – September 14, 2019 Manchester City was stunned by Norwich City in todays Premier League clash.Much has been made in recent days of the potential impact of Aymeric…“We said that we really liked it that they offered it, but we’re doing it on our own. The connection with City is very positive,” Jans admitted, according to Goal.Doan has not made his first appearance for the Japan international team yet, but will most likely help them in Russia.last_img read more

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Redknapp believes Defoe signing will help Rangers challenge Celtic

first_imgHarry Redknapp believes the signing of Jermain Defoe by Rangers will help the club challenge Celtic for the Scottish Premiership title.The Bournemouth striker will have a medical on Saturday before finalizing an 18-month loan move to the Gers.The former England international is expected to join up with the Steven Gerrard’s men for the start of their winter training camp in Spain on Monday.Redknapp coached Defoe at a number of clubs including West Ham, Portsmouth and Tottenham and feels optimism among the Ibrox fans about the addition of the 36-year-old is well justified.With Steven Davis expected to join from Southampton, Redknapp believes the Light Blues can challenge Celtic for the league title this season following their recent Old Firm victory.Rangers is still behind Celtic: John Hartson Manuel R. Medina – September 3, 2019 According to the former Celtic player, there’s still a massive gap between his ex-club and Rangers in the Scottish Premier League.“He’s a fantastic player,” said Redknapp, according to Daily Mail.“And still very fit. I’m sure he’ll score plenty of goals at Rangers.”“He’s a great finisher, he’s got fantastic movement. If they’ve got people that can slide passes into him then he’ll score goals all day.”“He’ll be a real big signing for Rangers and I’m sure Stevie (Gerrard) will be delighted to have him.”“If he gets Steven Davis as well that would be two amazing signings, I can see it making a big difference to their team. They could push Celtic all the way with those two in the team.”last_img read more

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