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  • Alex Wood pads All-Star résumé with another scoreless outing in Dodgers’ 1-0 win

    first_imgLOS ANGELES >> Alex Wood sure looks like an All-Star.Unlike Justin Turner, the Dodgers left-hander is not the subject of a campaign to rock the vote and erase the snub that left him out on Sunday. For now, Wood has to settle for the likelihood that performances like Wednesday’s will keep him first in line to replace any star (like teammate Clayton Kershaw) who won’t be able to pitch next Tuesday in Miami.Wood didn’t give up a hit until the fourth inning and struck out 10 in seven scoreless innings Wednesday night as the Dodgers beat the Arizona Diamondbacks, 1-0.“One day at a time,” Wood said, chuckling at questions about an All-Star invitation. “I would feel very honored if that happens, very humbled. It’s something you kind of dream about as a kid so it’s hard to even fathom right now. “I’m just trying to give us a chance to win. I would never look at it (Wednesday’s start) as an audition to get into the All-Star Game. Hopefully it happens. But if it doesn’t, it is what it is.”Wood has given the Dodgers “a chance to win” when he starts with historic success.Wednesday’s win moved Wood to 10-0 this season and dropped his ERA to 1.67 (lowest in baseball for anyone who has thrown at least 80 innings). He is the first Dodgers pitcher to start a season 10-0 since Ed Roebuck in 1962. Roebuck pitched in relief. Wood is the first Dodgers starter to go 10-0 since Don Newcombe in 1955 (both Wood and Newcombe did get one of their 10 wins in relief).According to Elias Sports, Wood is only the sixth pitcher since the All-Star Game was created in 1933 to reach the break with at least 10 victories and no losses.“I think a lot of it is you see your teammate in Clayton and how he goes at guys and prepares and pitches every game like it’s conceivably his last,” Manager Dave Roberts said. “I think every time Alex takes the mound he has that kind of pitching-with-a-purpose mentality in every pitch. “He’s been like this from the first pitch he threw this season.”Wood’s start Wednesday was the sixth time he has turned in a scoreless outing, the 10th time in 13 starts he has allowed one earned run or less.Held hitless into the seventh inning by Kershaw on Tuesday night, the Diamondbacks didn’t get their first hit off Wood until Jake Lamb looped a two-out double down the left-field line in the fourth inning. Wood promptly struck out the next batter, Brandon Drury, to strand runners at second and third.The Diamondbacks were 0 for 4 with two strikeouts when they did get a runner in scoring position against Wood on Wednesday. For the season, batters are hitting just .125 (6 for 48) against Wood in those hazardous situations.Wood did all of his work against the Diamondbacks with no margin for error. The Dodgers had just four hits in the game, went 0 for 8 with runners in scoring position themselves and scored the game’s only run in the second inning. Chris Taylor singled and scored from first on a double by Yasmani Grandal.“I hadn’t seen a whole lot of (Diamondbacks starter Zack) Godley but he’s got a very good curveball. He sinks it down, keeps it down and really competes,” Roberts said. “We didn’t get a whole lot of good swings off him. Fortunately, CT gets a hanging breaking ball and gets a base hit up the middle and Yasmani gets a first-pitch fastball and hits it to the gap.”Pedro Baez came in to protect the 1-0 lead in the eighth and threw five consecutive balls to start the inning, prompting a mound visit from Roberts. The manager did not berate Baez but chose to “reassure” him, asking for him to slow things down and “have a little more clarity.”“He just told me he trusted me,” Baez said through an interpreter. “We talked about two pitches that were barely outside. … He told me to just continue to do my job.”The attitude adjustment worked. Baez’s next six pitches were strikes — five of them at 98 or 99 mph. He worked out of the inning, striking out Dodgers tormentor Paul Goldschmidt.A night after giving up a three-run home run to Daniel Descalso, Dodgers closer Kenley Jansen closed it out with less drama for his 20th save.The second consecutive win over the second-place Diamondbacks (and the Dodgers’ 22nd win in their past 26 games overall) moved the Dodgers a season-high 4½ games in front in the National League West.center_img Newsroom GuidelinesNews TipsContact UsReport an Errorlast_img read more

  • New England Award Winners

    first_imgIt’s even bigger than it looksKingsbury’s entry is a spec-built home with four bedrooms and four baths on the upper level, two half-baths on the first floor and another full bath in the basement. The house measures 4,200 sq. ft., with an additional 1,500 sq. ft. of finished space in the basement.“At 86 ft. long, this rambling stretched-out cape is not the usual compact rectangular design typically found in a super insulated home,” an online description of the project says.Kingsbury’s Franz J. Burke says the idea was to build a “green home that doesn’t look like a green home.” It was designed by Keith Gross of HDS Architecture of Cambridge, Mass.Features include double-stud wall construction, insulated to R-40 with open-cell polyurethane foam, and a foam-insulated R-60 roof. The basement walls and slab are insulated to R-20. The house has triple-glazed windows, a heat recovery ventilator, and a high-efficiency gas furnace. Air leakage was tested at 0.97 air changes per hour at a pressure difference of 50 pascals (ach50).Burke says the house has a HERS Index of 37 and a heat load of 35,000 Btu/hr.Burke is a former bank appraiser who has been building houses only since 2006. The Weston house, his sixth or seventh project, was built on spec and later sold for $1.94 million. A Passivhaus building in Vermont and a “green home that doesn’t look like a green home” were among the projects that won first-place PRISM Awards this year from the Builders and Remodelers Association of Greater Boston.A four-bedroom home in Weston, Mass., built by Kingsbury Homes Limited, won the gold award for the most innovative single-family green design.The best energy efficient project was a Passivhaus-certified home in Norwich, Vermont. ZeroEnergy Design, provided design and Passivhaus consulting for the project. Bensonwood provided building panels and construction for the house. Paul Bilgen was the consulting architect.PRISM Awards are made in a number of building and marketing cateogies (the acronym stands for Prestigious Results in Sales and Marketing). A full list of award winners is posted at the association’s web site. Passivhaus-certified in VermontThe winner in the energy efficient category has already received a good bit of attention, including an article by GBA’s Richard Defendorf posted in 2010.As described at the time, the three-bedroom, 2 1/2-bath house was designed with R-60 above-grade walls, a roof insulated to R-87 and R-36 basement walls. The slab was insulated to R-75. The 2,700-sq. ft. house has been certified by the Passive House Institute U.S. (PHIUS) and was constructed on a 100-acre farmstead.Air leakage was measured at a very low 0.49 ach50. The house has triple-glazed windows, a wood-burning stove and electric radiant floors in the bathrooms. It has a solar hot water system and, adds ZeroEnergy Design, would be net-zero energy with the addition of a 3.5 kW photovoltaic array.In addition to its energy features, the house has non-toxic and no-VOC paints, adhesives and finishes, and a heat recovery ventilator.Panels were built off site by Bensonwood, trucked to the lot and moved into place by crane, making a weather-tight shell very quickly. Estes and Gallup was the general contractor.last_img read more

  • Maria Sharapova’s dress also shines in US Open return

    first_imgMaria Sharapova is back … in black.The Russian made her return to the U.S. Open, her first Grand Slam event after a 15-month doping ban, in a black dress that featured lace in the sleeveless top and shimmering Swarovski crystals dotting the skirt.Sharapova said in an interview with the Vogue that she and designer Riccardo Tisci chose black for her night matches because it is the same color she wore on her way to her lone U.S. Open title in 2006 and because it evokes the image of “Audrey Hepburn and her classic Givenchy dress.” She said the idea to add the crystals came later.New York, WOW!! How can I sleep after this! @usopen pic.twitter.com/mtIbMEW24f- Maria Sharapova (@MariaSharapova) August 29, 2017Sharapova, whose dress sparkled in the Arthur Ashe Stadium lights, completed the outfit with all-black shoes and a black visor that included a single crystal at the end of the Nike swoosh.Fierce competitors battling for 3 hours on court.This was an opening night match for the ages…#Sharapova #Halep #USOpen pic.twitter.com/Lgt4Y0ptN0- US Open Tennis (@usopen) August 29, 2017Shimmering crystals or not, something was working for Sharapova. She won her opening-round match over No. 2-seeded Simona Halep 6-4, 4-6, 6-3.”This girl has a lot of grit and she’s not going anywhere,” @MariaSharapova after her win over (2) Halep tonight.#USOpen pic.twitter.com/UAyA9hyBoi- US Open Tennis (@usopen) August 29, 2017An extremely emotional @MariaSharapova ends a three-set marathon vs second seed Halep 6-4, 4-6, 6-3. #USOpen @MBUSA pic.twitter.com/0SLN8Zrrwxadvertisement- US Open Tennis (@usopen) August 29, 2017last_img read more

  • Local Sporting Champions Grant Program

    first_imgApplications are now open for grants to help young athletes, coaches and officials attend sporting championships.The Local Sporting Champions program was recently expanded to provide more young Australians opportunities to receive funding to attend sporting events. New championships which young athletes, coaches or officials can now apply for funding to help attend include international competitions as well as state school championships. The grants are available under the Local Sporting Champions program, an Australian Government initiative aimed at helping sportspeople aged 12–18 to attend recognised sporting championships. Successful applicants will receive a one-off individual grant of $500 or team grant of $3000 to help fund the cost of travel, accommodation, uniforms or equipment when competing, coaching, umpiring or refereeing. With the inclusion of these competitions, the Local Sporting Champions program will recognise some of Australia’s most talented young athletes and provide them with financial assistance to participate in sport and represent their country at an international level. Criteria for funding To be eligible for a Local Sporting Champions grant, individuals aged 12–18 years (inclusive) must be competing in an Australian Sports Commission-recognised national sporting organisation (NSO) state or national sporting championships, a national or state school sport championships or be a member of an official Australian team endorsed by an ASC-recognised NSO or School Sport Australia travelling to an international competition. Please note that eligible sportspeople can only receive one Local Sporting Champions grant per year. Candidates can complete the Local Sporting Champions application form online before their championship event. More information on eligibility for a grant is available at www.ausport.gov.au/champions. Applications are open all year. Round 2 of the 2012–13 Local Sporting Champions grant allocation closes on Wednesday, 31 October 2012. Related LinksLocal Sporting Championslast_img read more

  • a month agoWest Ham captain Mark Noble: Special to beat Man Utd

    first_imgAbout the authorPaul VegasShare the loveHave your say West Ham captain Mark Noble: Special to beat Man Utdby Paul Vegasa month agoSend to a friendShare the loveWest Ham captain Mark Noble was delighted with victory over Manchester United.The midfielder was outstanding for the 2-0.“It’s not just consecutive home wins over Manchester United, but consecutive home wins this season too, as we played a really good Norwich team last time out here, so the feelgood factor around the club at the moment is high,” Noble told Sky Sports.“It makes it that little bit more special when you beat Manchester United at home and you perform like that, with another clean sheet – I think that’s three in a row now – and another three points for us.””That result gives us belief that we can compete with the top teams with the players we’ve got here,” said the No16, who was making his record 353rd Premier League appearance. “The feelgood factor around the Club is real and to get another clean sheet and another three points is special.” last_img read more

  • Seniors hope to get final kicks with win over Michigan in finale

    It was four years ago when Joe Moore, Andrew Magill and Doug Verhoff came to Ohio State to play soccer.Now, the three seniors will be playing their last regular-season home game on Saturday. “The time’s gone really fast. … It’s sad but at the same time it’s exciting,” Moore said. “We got a chance this weekend to do something special, to end our senior year on a special note.”“It seems like yesterday we were coming here for preseason not knowing what to expect,” Magill said.The three seniors have had ups and downs the last four years. They have been to the NCAA tournament the last two seasons, and they’re hoping to get there this season. They were also part of the team that went to the NCAA College Cup in 2007.All three seniors have enjoyed their time at OSU and feel like they’ve achieved many goals, both individually and as a team. They would like nothing more than to go out on senior day and get a win against rival Michigan. “Ohio State fans hate Michigan,” Moore said. “So when you get a chance to not only beat them, but beat them in one of the biggest games of your career, it makes it even more special.” Not only is this a rivalry game, it is also an important game for the Buckeyes attempt to win the Big Ten.If Penn State loses or ties Friday night, a Buckeye win Saturday will put them on top of the Big Ten.If they win the Big Ten they receive an automatic bid. The seniors will take the field for their last regular season game 6 p.m. Saturday at Jesse Owens Memorial Stadium.Moore expects the game to be more physical than usual, as both teams will be fired up and ready to go, especially since it is a rivalry game. “You’re going to see a lot of physical play, there going to be some hits and probably a few more yellow cards,” Moore said, “but all in all it will be a good game.For both teams, it’s the last regular season game of the year, and for OSU it’s a chance to send their seniors off with a win. “We’re going to miss all three of them,” coach John Bluem said. “They’ve been great players in our program.” read more

  • Robben Alaba Sule believes Liverpool game will be an epic match

    first_imgBayern Munich’s Arjen Robben believes the team’s second round UEFA Champions League tie against Liverpool will be an ‘epic match’.Speaking about the game which comes up next year, Robben said, according to the club’s official website:“It’s an epic match.”“Liverpool are a super team who have gone through a great development. They have big players, a lot of pace and creativity in attack and they’re a real unit. The atmosphere will be phenomenal. It’s just a great draw. It’s a dream for every player to be involved in a game like this.”RB Leipzig, Bayern Munich, Robert LewadowskiMatch Preview: RB Leipzig vs Bayern Munich Boro Tanchev – September 14, 2019 RB Leipzig will have the chance to prove their title-winning capabilities when they host Bayern Munich today at 18:30 (CET).David Alaba, speaking about the second draw, said:“It’s an epic match. Liverpool are a super team who have gone through a great development. They have big players, a lot of pace and creativity in attack and they’re a real unit. The atmosphere will be phenomenal. It’s just a great draw. It’s a dream for every player to be involved in a game like this.”Meanwhile, German defender Niklas Sule also had this to say:“In terms of the team, the names and the stadium it’ll be an extremely tough match, but we’re all really looking forward to it. We need to be at the top of our game and get a good result in the first leg. I’m very confident that we’ll come out on top. I’m really looking forward to going up against their attack and seeing Roberto Firmino again. It’ll be an awesome experience.”last_img read more

  • Alli praises Pochettino for keeping Spurs fresh

    first_imgTottenham Hotspur’s Dele Alli has praised manager Mauricio Pochettino’s capability to make subtle changes to keep the squad fresh during the busy festive period.The England midfielder revealed the team was overconfident during their shock 3-1 home loss to Wolverhampton Wanderers in their final game of last year.Alli also dismissed suggestions that Pochettino will prioritize some competitions as the club look to end their 10-year trophy drought.“Some people maybe expect you to prioritize different things but I believe we have a strong squad,” said Alli, according to Daily Mail.Premier LeaguePremier League Betting: Match-day 5 Stuart Heath – September 14, 2019 Going into the Premier League’s match-day five with a gap already beginning to form at the top of the league. We will take a…“We have players who work hard in the gym and on the training field to make sure we’re fully fit and the manager makes changes. He’s very good at that.”“When you’re going into different competitions, you can’t take your foot off the gas but you’ve got to be consistent and keep up your top level.”“We had been in great form before Wolves and maybe we got a little bit carried away with ourselves. Maybe we just thought we would win the game. But you can’t do that if you want to win things.”last_img read more

  • Sadio Mane responds to Real Madrid rumours

    first_imgLiverpool striker Sadio Mane revealed that he paid very little notice of rumours linking him with Real Madrid before signing a new contract in November.The Senegal international had been linked with a surprise transfer to the Santiago Bernabeu following a strong campaign at Liverpool last season amid prolonged talks over a new deal at Anfield.Mane finally put an end to these rumours by signing his contract in November that will see him remain at Liverpool until 2023.The 26-year-old followed in the footsteps of his strike partners Mohamed Salah and Roberto Firmino in committing his long-future to the Reds.And Mane has now revealed that talk over a switch to Real was never something he took seriously while negotiating his contract.“Speculation is part of football,” Mane told World Soccer. “You just learn to live with it and not to take it too seriously.Jose Mourinho, Lionel MessiMourinho: “Lionel Messi made me a better coach” Andrew Smyth – September 14, 2019 Jose Mourinho believes the experience of going up against Barcelona superstar Lionel Messi at Real Madrid made him a greater coach.“All I can say is that my only concern is Liverpool. Mo, Bobby… it seemed like everyone was signing contracts and they were saying: ‘Hey Sadio, when are you going to sign?’. I said to each of them: ‘Don’t worry bro, I will sign.’“And what did I do? I signed… so they are pleased now!“I’m very happy here and I think people are happy with me too. We want to write our names alongside the many great ones in the story of this club. Hopefully, it’s the beginning of something special.”Mane joined Liverpool in the summer of 2016 from Southampton in a £34m deal and he’s since gone on to manage 43 goals and 20 assists in 101 appearances across all competitions.The Senegalese forward has played a vital role in Liverpool’s climb up to the top of the Premier League this term with nine goals in 21 games and will hope to continue his fine form for the remainder of the campaign as the Reds chase a first league title since 1990.last_img read more