September 20, 2020

Hancock County PVC All-Stars

first_img Like he did in the ’60s, Noel Paul Stookey sings out in troubling times – December 27, 2017 Is this the kind of government we deserve? – July 10, 2017 GSA surges in 4th to win Northern Maine title – February 26, 2017 Latest posts by Hugh Bowden (see all) Hugh BowdenExecutive EditorHugh writes editorials, covers Hancock County sports and helps out where needed in The American’s editorial department. When he’s not on the sidelines, he enjoys playing jazz and tennis. hbowden@ellsworthamerican.comcenter_img ELLSWORTH — Junior Conor Maguire of the Ellsworth Eagles has been named the Penobscot Valley Conference Player of the Year for Class B baseball.Maguire, who pitched and played second base for the Eagles, was among the PVC leaders in a host of statistics.On the mound, the Ellsworth righthander led the conference in strikeouts with 50 and innings pitched with 46.3.Offensively, Maguire was second in the conference in hits with 22, fifth in batting average at .400 and fifth in stolen bases with 11.This is placeholder textThis is placeholder textSteven Hanscom of the Mount Desert Island Trojans was named PVC Class B Pitcher of the Year and a second team all-star.On the mound, Hanscom had four wins and led the conference with an earned run average of 0.93. He was tied for second in innings pitched with 45Also named a PVC first team all-star was pitcher/shortstop Jon Phelps of the Mount Desert Island Trojans.Phelps was tied for sixth in hits with 18, eighth in batting average at .388 and tied for second in stolen bases with 12.On the mound, Phelps had four wins and was fifth in strikeouts with 31 and fifth in earned run average at 2.09 for MDI.In softball, three MDI Trojans — Shelby O’Neil, Hannah Shaw and Sierra Myrick — earned PVC Class B first team honors, and Leah Stevens of the Ellsworth Eagles was named a second team all-star.Fifteen Ellsworth scholar-athletes earned PVC All-Academic Awards for the season.Cited were Aaron Malone, Sid St. Peter and Brandon Braley in baseball; Katherine Jordan and Megan Hunt in softball; Olivia Mora and Josie Schmale in tennis; and Brayden Beardsley, Robert Looker, Dan Cox, Dan Curts, Adam Hitchcock, Frank King, Aleta Looker and Shariena Hill in outdoor track.Several Hancock County athletes also earned PVC all-conference honors in outdoor track.Large school girls:First team honorees from Ellsworth include Aleta Looker in the 800-meter and 1,600-meter runs and Elizabeth Perry in the shot put and discus.Ellsworth second team all-stars are Looker in the 400-meter run and Haley Lawrence in the 3,200-meter run.First team honorees for MDI include the foursome of Lydia DaCorte, Caroline Driscoll, Waylon Henggeler and Isabel Erickson in the four-by-800-meter relay.Second team honors went to Driscoll in the 800-meter and 1,600-meter runs, Erickson in the 800-meter run and high jump and Henggeler in the 3,200-meter run.Large school boys:First team honorees for Ellsworth include Dan Curts in the 800-meter and 3,200-meter runs, Cooper Holmes in the 1,600-meter run and the foursome of Curts, Holmes, Robert Looker and Jeff Weeks in the four-by-400-meter relay.Ellsworth second team honorees are Holmes in the 800-meter run, Brayden Beardsley in the 3,200-meter run and Dan Cox in the shot put and discus.First team honorees for MDI are Ralph Magnani in the 400-meter dash and Chapin McFarland in the shot put.Second team honors for MDI go to Brandon Murphy in the 100-meter dash, Aaron Miller and Will Richard in the high jump, Ryan Bender in the long jump, Jalique Keene in the javelin and the foursome of Murphy, Matt Hanna, Josh Bloom and Magnani in the four-by-400-meter relay.Small school girls:First team honors go to Jessica West of the Sumner Tigers in the javelin.Second team honors for the George Stevens Academy Eagles go to Alice Dillon in the 800-meter run, Bella Cimeno in the 300-meter run and Cimeno, Madison Cole, Hanna Jordan and Dillon in the four-by-800-meter relay.Earning second team honors for the Bucksport Golden Bucks are Natalie Coleman in the 3,200-meter run and Mavis Taungatu’a in the shot put.Sumner’s West received second team honors in the discus.Small school boys:Sumner’s Baramee Janla is a first team all-star in the 100-meter, 200-meter and 400-meter dashes, and Erik Taylor-Lash is a first team all-star in the 1,600-meter race walk.Second team honors for GSA go to Finn Davis-Batt in the 400-meter dash, John Hassett in the 1,600-meter run, Devin Valle in the 3,200-meter run, Alex Taylor-Lash in the pole vault and the foursome of Davis-Batt, Cameron Gordon, Stephen Krichels and Ata Bahar in the four-by-100-meter relay.Christian Kimball of Sumner earned second team honors in the 110-meter hurdles.Find in-depth coverage of local news in The Ellsworth American. Subscribe digitally or in print. Bio Latest Postslast_img read more

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Karunaratne, Chandimal rescue Sri Lanka after Yasir breaks record

first_imgHALF-centuries from Dimuth Karunaratne and Dinesh Chandimal frustrated Pakistan on Sarfraz Ahmed’s first day as Test captain after Yasir Shah made history against Sri Lanka in Abu Dhabi.No spinner has taken fewer matches than the 27 Yasir has needed to reach the 150-wicket mark after he struck twice to reduce the tourists to 61-3 at lunch in a new era for Pakistan following the retirement of former skipper Misbah-ul-Haq and Younis Khan.Yasir (2-59) passed fit after being told to improve his physical condition by chief selector Inzamam-ul-Haq, also joined compatriot Waqar Younis as the joint-second quickest bowler to reach that landmark.Karunaratne (93) and captain Chandimal (60 not out) led Sri Lanka’s recovery, putting on 100 for the fourth wicket before they closed on 227-4.Sri Lanka were whitewashed by India on home soil in their last Test series, prompting the selection committee to resign, but Karunaratne, Chandimal and Niroshan Dickwella (42no) showed character on a slow-moving opening day of a two-match series.Hasan Ali (1-58) got the breakthrough to end an opening stand of 34 in the 18th over when Kaushal Silva shouldered arms, but failed to get his bat out of the way of a rising delivery and played on after Chandimal won the toss.Lahiru Thirimanne was trapped in front without scoring, attempting an ugly heave into the leg side to become Yasir’s 150th Test scalp and the leg-spinner had Kusal Mendis caught behind on the stroke of lunch.The patient Karunaratne and Chandimal stabilised the innings following the interval, the opener bringing up his 13th Test half-century with a quick single.Karunaratne and Chandimal rotated the strike as boundaries continued to be hard to come by, getting through to tea without further damage, but the former threw it away just seven shy of a seventh Test hundred when he set off for a single and the skipper remained rooted at the non-striker’s end. (Omnisport) SRI LANKA 1st inningsDimuth Karunaratne run-out 93Kaushal Silva b H. Ali 12Lahiru Thirimanne lbw b Shah 0Kusal Mendis c S. Ahmed b Shah 10Dinesh Chandimal not out 60Niroshan Dickwella not out 42Extras: (lb-8, nb-2) 10Total: (for 4 wickets, 90 overs) 227Fall of wickets: 1-34, 2-35 3-61, 4-161.Bowling: Mohammad Amir 17-3-39-0, Mohammad Abbas 16-0-43-0 (nb-1), Yasir Shah 34-8-59-2, Hasan Ali 17-4-58-1 (nb-1), Shan Masood 1-1-0-0, Haris Sohail 4-0-14-0, Asad Shafiq 1-0-6-0,last_img read more

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Man City First Billion-euro Squad

first_imgManchester United have the second most expensive English squad (751m euros).CIES, the football statistics research group based in Switzerland, looked at the senior players in each team in all four of Europe’s biggest leagues – Premier League, La Liga, Serie A and Bundesliga.Paderborn, promoted to the German top flight in the summer, were found to have the cheapest squad, valued at 4m euros (£3.57m).THE TOP 10Club / squad value in euros1. Man City – 1.014 billion2. Paris St-Germain – 913m3. Real Madrid – 902m4. Man United – 751m5. Juventus – 719m6. Barcelona – 697m7. Liverpool – 639m8. Chelsea – 561m9. Atletico Madrid – 550m10. Arsenal – 498mSELECTED OTHERS11. Everton – 486m12. Tottenham Hotspur – 465m19. Leicester City – 312m21. West Ham United – 259mShare this:FacebookRedditTwitterPrintPinterestEmailWhatsAppSkypeLinkedInTumblrPocketTelegram Manchester City have assembled the first billion-euro squad, a report by the CIES Football Observatory announced yesterday.City, who have benefitted hugely since the Abu Dhabi group takeover in 2008, spent 1.014bn euros on their current players with Paris St-Germain (913m euros) and Real Madrid (902m euros) in second and third respectively.The Premier League champions’ squad is worth 32 times the value of Norwich’s.last_img read more

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Minors unchanged for provincial decider

first_imgManager Liam Cahill has kept faith with the side that got the better of the Cork in semi-final, meaning that Eoin Barry will once again wear the No 13 shirt that he was given just before throw-in at Pairc Ui Rinn on the last day of June.This is the team that will do battle against Limerick:1.            Ciarán Barrett – Clonmel Óg2.            Killian O’Dwyer – Killenaule3.            Michael Whelan – Carrick Davins4.            Jerome Cahill – Kilruane MacDonaghs5.            Gavin Dunne – Holycross-Ballycahill6.            Brian McGrath (Capt.) –  Loughmore-Castleiney7.            Jake Morris – Nenagh Éire Óg8.            Paddy Cadell – J.K. Brackens9.            Ger Browne – Knockavilla Donaskeigh Kickhams10.          Rian Doody – Cappawhite11.          Mark Kehoe – Kilsheelan-Kilcash12.          Cian Darcy – Kilruane MacDonaghs13.          Eoin Barry – Killenaule14.          Colin English – Fr. Sheehy’s15.          Lyndon Fairbrother – J.K. Brackens Tipp FM will have live coverage of the match – our build-up to the 2 o’clock start begins at 1.30 – and comes to you with thanks to O’Connell’s Centra, Church Street, Templemore.last_img read more

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8-week ban for Davy Fitzgerald

first_imgDavy Fitzgerald has been given an eight week ban.The Wexford Hurling manager’s picked up an eight week suspension for his pitch incursion during his side’s loss to Tipperary in Nowlan Park last weekend.Tipp midfielder Jason Forde was also in the spotlight for squaring up to the opposition manager but has not received any sanction as of yet. Fitzgerald’s ban will last until after a potential Leinster championship semi-final against Kilkenny in June.It’s understood Wexford are considering appealing the decision.last_img read more

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Dodgers suffer more postseason frustration with NLDS loss to Nationals

first_img“The expectation from Day One in spring training was to win the World Series,” said Kiké Hernandez, who homered off Stephen Strasburg to help build an early 3-0 lead. “We lost the last two years in the World Series. One didn’t hurt more than the other. This one sucks. Winning 106 games in the regular season and going home after one round sucks.“Our season, you can put it as a failure. Down the road when all of us retire, we can look back and look at all the records we broke as a team this year for a great franchise like the Dodgers. For us to be one and done – it’s tough. I don’t think anybody in this clubhouse expected us to be going home this soon. It sucks. There’s no other way to put it, but it sucks.”The Dodgers team that ruled the National League for six months will now sit home and watch two teams they view as less talented, the Nationals and St. Louis Cardinals, play for the pennant. Their 106-win season will live on as a bitter memory in the franchise record books.Kershaw is familiar with the taste.“Letting down the guys in the clubhouse. That’s the hardest part every year,” he said. “When you don’t win the last game of the season and you’re to blame for it, it’s not fun. … It’s just a terrible feeling. Cody Bellinger homer gives Dodgers their first walkoff win of season Fire danger is on Dave Roberts’ mind as Dodgers head to San Francisco Newsroom GuidelinesNews TipsContact UsReport an Error When Roberts came to take Kelly out of the game two batters later, he was booed roundly on his trip to and from the mound, a winter of discontent in Los Angeles starting early.“Sure. I mean, if the blame falls on me, I’ve got no problem with it,” Roberts said. “I feel that my job is to put guys in the best position to have success and if it doesn’t work out, there’s always going to be second-guessing, and I got no problem wearing the brunt of that. That’s okay.”The second-guessing will be justified as the Dodgers become the 13th 100-win team since 2001 to get bounced in the first round of the playoffs.“I don’t know. It might linger for a while. I might not get over it. I don’t know,” Kershaw said when asked how long it would take to absorb this crushing disappointment. “But spring training is going to come. I’m going to have to be ready to pitch and do my job as best I can.“I know it feels good to win. I know it feels bad to lose. It feels really bad to be right in the middle of that tonight. It’s just a bad feeling right now. You have a group you’ve spent eight months with, battling, competing and it just ends all of a sudden and you’re to blame for it. It’s a terrible feeling.” Dodgers hit seven home runs, sweep Colorado Rockies center_img PreviousWashington Nationals Howie Kendrick (47) hits a grand slam off of Los Angeles Dodgers pitcher Joe Kelly (17) in game 5 of the NLDS in Los Angeles on Wednesday, Oct. 9, 2019. (Photo by Scott Varley, Daily Breeze/SCNG)Dodgers starting pitcher Walker Buehler #21 during game five of the NLDS against the Nationals at Dodger Stadium, Wednesday, October 9, 2019. (Photo by Hans Gutknecht, Los Angeles Daily News/SCNG) SoundThe gallery will resume insecondsDodgers starting pitcher Walker Buehler #21 during game five of the NLDS against the Nationals at Dodger Stadium, Wednesday, October 9, 2019. (Photo by Hans Gutknecht, Los Angeles Daily News/SCNG)Nationals starting pitcher Stephen Strasburg #37 during game five of the NLDS against the Dodgers at Dodger Stadium, Wednesday, October 9, 2019. (Photo by Hans Gutknecht, Los Angeles Daily News/SCNG)Nationals starting pitcher Stephen Strasburg #37 during game five of the NLDS against the Dodgers at Dodger Stadium, Wednesday, October 9, 2019. (Photo by Hans Gutknecht, Los Angeles Daily News/SCNG)The Dodgers’ Joc Pederson #31 reacts after hitting a ground rule double in the bottom of the first inning during game five of the NLDS against the Nationals at Dodger Stadium, Wednesday, October 9, 2019. (Photo by Hans Gutknecht, Los Angeles Daily News/SCNG)The Dodgers’ Joc Pederson #31 sticks his tongue out after hitting a ground rule double in the bottom of the first inning during game five of the NLDS against the Nationals at Dodger Stadium, Wednesday, October 9, 2019. (Photo by Hans Gutknecht, Los Angeles Daily News/SCNG)Juan Soto #22 of the Washington Nationals reacts as Joc Pederson #31 of the Los Angeles Dodgers (not pictured) hits a ground rule double into in the left field fence in the first inning of game five of the National League Division Series at Dodger Stadium on Wednesday, Oct. 09, 2019 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Keith Birmingham, Pasadena Star-News/SCNG)Los Angeles Dodgers Joc Pederson (31) laughs with Washington Nationals Anthony Rendon (6) as he heads to second base for a ground rule double in the first inning in game 5 of the NLDS in Los Angeles on Wednesday, Oct. 9, 2019. (Photo by Scott Varley, Daily Breeze/SCNG)The Dodgers’ Max Muncy #13 hits a home run in the bottom of the first inning during game five of the NLDS against the Nationals at Dodger Stadium, Wednesday, October 9, 2019. (Photo by Hans Gutknecht, Los Angeles Daily News/SCNG)The Dodgers’ Max Muncy #13 hits a home run in the bottom of the first inning during game five of the NLDS against the Nationals at Dodger Stadium, Wednesday, October 9, 2019. (Photo by Hans Gutknecht, Los Angeles Daily News/SCNG)Max Muncy #13 of the Los Angeles Dodgers hits a home run off of Stephen Strasburg #37 of the Washington Nationals (not pictured) in the first inning of game five of the National League Division Series at Dodger Stadium on Wednesday, Oct. 09, 2019 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Keith Birmingham, Pasadena Star-News/SCNG)Adam Eaton #2 of the Washington Nationals hits the wall as fas catch a home run hit by Max Muncy #13 of the Los Angeles Dodgers (not pictured) in the first inning of game five of the National League Division Series at Dodger Stadium on Wednesday, Oct. 09, 2019 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Keith Birmingham, Pasadena Star-News/SCNG)Nationals starting pitcher Stephen Strasburg #37 swatches as the Dodgers’ Max Muncy #13 rounds the bases after hitting a home run in the bottom of the first inning during game five of the NLDS at Dodger Stadium, Wednesday, October 9, 2019. (Photo by Hans Gutknecht, Los Angeles Daily News/SCNG)The Dodgers’ Max Muncy #13 rounds the bases after hitting a home run in the bottom of the first inning during game five of the NLDS against the Nationals at Dodger Stadium, Wednesday, October 9, 2019. (Photo by Hans Gutknecht, Los Angeles Daily News/SCNG)The Dodgers’ Max Muncy #13 rounds the bases after hitting a home run in the bottom of the first inning during game five of the NLDS against the Nationals at Dodger Stadium, Wednesday, October 9, 2019. (Photo by Hans Gutknecht, Los Angeles Daily News/SCNG)Stephen Strasburg #37 of the Washington Nationals reacts after giving up a two run home run and having two runners on base in the first inning of game five of the National League Division Series against the Los Angeles Dodgers at Dodger Stadium on Wednesday, Oct. 09, 2019 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Keith Birmingham, Pasadena Star-News/SCNG)Max Muncy #13 of the Los Angeles Dodgers reacts as he rounds third base after hitting a two run home run off of Stephen Strasburg #37 of the Washington Nationals (not pictured) in the first inning of game five of the National League Division Series at Dodger Stadium on Wednesday, Oct. 09, 2019 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Keith Birmingham, Pasadena Star-News/SCNG)Max Muncy #13 of the Los Angeles Dodgers reacts with teammate Joc Pederson #31 after hitting a two run home run in the first inning of game five of the National League Division Series against the Washington Nationals at Dodger Stadium on Wednesday, Oct. 09, 2019 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Keith Birmingham, Pasadena Star-News/SCNG)The Dodgers’ Max Muncy #13 celebrates with Joc Pederson #31 after hitting a home run in the bottom of the first inning during game five of the NLDS against the Nationals at Dodger Stadium, Wednesday, October 9, 2019. (Photo by Hans Gutknecht, Los Angeles Daily News/SCNG)Max Muncy #13 of the Los Angeles Dodgers reacts with teammate Joc Pederson #31 after hitting a two run home run in the first inning of game five of the National League Division Series against the Washington Nationals at Dodger Stadium on Wednesday, Oct. 09, 2019 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Keith Birmingham, Pasadena Star-News/SCNG)The Dodgers’ Max Muncy #13 celebrates with Joc Pederson #31 after hitting a home run in the bottom of the first inning during game five of the NLDS against the Nationals at Dodger Stadium, Wednesday, October 9, 2019. (Photo by Hans Gutknecht, Los Angeles Daily News/SCNG)Max Muncy #13 of the Los Angeles Dodgers high fives manager Dave Roberts #30 in the first inning of game five of the National League Division Series at Dodger Stadium on Wednesday, Oct. 09, 2019 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Keith Birmingham, Pasadena Star-News/SCNG)Stephen Strasburg #37 of the Washington Nationals reacts after giving up a two-run home run and having two runners on base in the first inning of game five of the National League Division Series against the Los Angeles Dodgers at Dodger Stadium on Wednesday, Oct. 09, 2019 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Keith Birmingham, Pasadena Star-News/SCNG)The Dodgers’ Max Muncy #13 is congratulated by teammates after he hit a two run homer in the bottom of the first inning during game five of the NLDS against the nationals at Dodger Stadium, Wednesday, October 9, 2019. (Photo by Hans Gutknecht, Los Angeles Daily News/SCNG)Los Angeles Dodgers Matt Beaty (45) gets caught between bases by Washington Nationals Trea Turner (7) in the first inning in game 5 of the NLDS in Los Angeles on Wednesday, Oct. 9, 2019. (Photo by Scott Varley, Daily Breeze/SCNG)Trea Turner #7 of the Washington Nationals tags out Matt Beaty #45 of the Los Angeles Dodgers and then throws to first to end the first inning of game five of the National League Division Series at Dodger Stadium on Wednesday, Oct. 09, 2019 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Keith Birmingham, Pasadena Star-News/SCNG)Matt Beaty #45 of the Los Angeles Dodgers reacts after being tagged out by Trea Turner #7 of the Washington Nationals to end the first inning of game five of the National League Division Series at Dodger Stadium on Wednesday, Oct. 09, 2019 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Keith Birmingham, Pasadena Star-News/SCNG)Dodgers Walker Buehler , #21, pitches against the Nationals during 2nd inning action in game 5 of the NLDS at Dodger stadium Wednesday, October 9, 2019. (Photo by David Crane, Los Angeles Daily News/SCNG)Dodgers Walker Buehler , #21, pitches against the Nationals during 2nd inning action in game 5 of the NLDS at Dodger stadium Wednesday, October 9, 2019. (Photo by David Crane, Los Angeles Daily News/SCNG)The Dodgers’ Max Muncy #13 chases a ground ball hit by the Nationals’ Ryan Zimmerman #11 in the top of the second inning during game five of the NLDS at Dodger Stadium, Wednesday, October 9, 2019. (Photo by Hans Gutknecht, Los Angeles Daily News/SCNG)Dodgers starting pitcher Walker Buehler #21 reacts to the final out of the second inning during game five of the NLDS against the Nationals at Dodger Stadium, Wednesday, October 9, 2019. (Photo by Hans Gutknecht, Los Angeles Daily News/SCNG)Enrique Hernandez #14 of the Los Angeles Dodgers makes a diving play on a drive by Juan Soto #22 of the Washington Nationals in the second inning of game five of the National League Division Series at Dodger Stadium on Wednesday, Oct. 09, 2019 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Keith Birmingham, Pasadena Star-News/SCNG)The Dodgers’ Kiké Hernandez hits a run home run off Washington Nationals starting pitcher Stephen Strasburg during the second inning in Game 5 of a baseball National League Division Series onWednesday, Oct. 9, 2019, in Los Angeles. (AP Photo/Mark J. Terrill)Nationals outfielder Michael A. Taylor reaches to try and catch a home run hit by the Dodgers’ Kiké Hernandez (not pictured) in the second inning of game five of the National League Division Series at Dodger Stadium on Wednesday, Oct. 09, 2019 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Keith Birmingham, Pasadena Star-News/SCNG)The Dodgers’ Kiké Hernandez watches his solo home run in the second inning of game five of the National League Division Series against the Washington Nationals at Dodger Stadium on Wednesday, Oct. 09, 2019 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Keith Birmingham, Pasadena Star-News/SCNG)The Dodgers’ Kiké Hernandez rounds the bases after hitting a home run in the bottom of the second inning during game five of the NLDS at Dodger Stadium, Wednesday, October 9, 2019. (Photo by Hans Gutknecht, Los Angeles Daily News/SCNG)The Dodgers’ Kiké Hernandez appears to indicate he has ice water in his veins as he celebrates his home run to center field against the Nationals during 2nd inning action in game 5 of the NLDS at Dodger stadium Wednesday, October 9, 2019. (Photo by David Crane, Los Angeles Daily News/SCNG)The Dodgers’ Kiké Hernandez slaps hands with third base coach Dino Ebel #12 after hitting a home run off of Stephen Strasburg #37 of the Washington Nationals (not pictured) in the second inning of game five of the National League Division Series at Dodger Stadium on Wednesday, Oct. 09, 2019 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Keith Birmingham, Pasadena Star-News/SCNG)The Dodgers’ Kiké Hernandez reacts after scoring on a solo home run in the second inning of game five of the National League Division Series against the Washington Nationals at Dodger Stadium on Wednesday, Oct. 09, 2019 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Keith Birmingham, Pasadena Star-News/SCNG)The Dodgers’ Kiké Hernandez celebrates his home run to center field against the Nationals during 2nd inning action in game 5 of the NLDS at Dodger stadium Wednesday, October 9, 2019. (Photo by David Crane, Los Angeles Daily News/SCNG)The Dodgers’ Kiké Hernandez celebrates his home run to center field against the Nationals during 2nd inning action in game 5 of the NLDS at Dodger stadium Wednesday, October 9, 2019. (Photo by David Crane, Los Angeles Daily News/SCNG)The Dodgers’ Kiké Hernandez celebrates with teammate Joc Pederson #31 after hitting a solo home run in the second inning of game five of the National League Division Series against the Washington Nationals at Dodger Stadium on Wednesday, Oct. 09, 2019 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Keith Birmingham, Pasadena Star-News/SCNG)The Dodgers’ Kiké Hernandez high-fives Manager Dave Roberts #30 after hitting a solo home run in the second inning of game five of the National League Division Series against the Washington Nationals at Dodger Stadium on Wednesday, Oct. 09, 2019 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Keith Birmingham, Pasadena Star-News/SCNG)The Dodgers’ Kiké Hernandez is congratulated by Justin Turner #10 after Hernandez hit a homer in the bottom of the second inning during game five of the NLDS against the nationals at Dodger Stadium, Wednesday, October 9, 2019. (Photo by Hans Gutknecht, Los Angeles Daily News/SCNG)The Dodgers’ Kiké Hernandez is congratulated by teammates after he hit a homer in the bottom of the second inning during game five of the NLDS against the nationals at Dodger Stadium, Wednesday, October 9, 2019. (Photo by Hans Gutknecht, Los Angeles Daily News/SCNG)A Dodgers fan gets the crowd fired up in the left field bleachers in game 5 of the NLDS in Los Angeles on Wednesday, Oct. 9, 2019. (Photo by Scott Varley, Daily Breeze/SCNG)Fans wave Dodger towels to cheer their team to an NLDS Game 5 victory over the Washington Nationals at Dodger stadium Wednesday, October 9, 2019. (Photo by David Crane, Los Angeles Daily News/SCNG)Washington Nationals pitcher Stephen Strasburg (37) steps off of the mound after giving up a home run to Los Angeles Dodgers Enrique Hernandez (14) in game 5 of the NLDS in Los Angeles on Wednesday, Oct. 9, 2019. (Photo by Scott Varley, Daily Breeze/SCNG)Washington Nationals pitcher Stephen Strasburg (37) steps off of the mound after giving up a home run to Los Angeles Dodgers Enrique Hernandez (14) in game 5 of the NLDS in Los Angeles on Wednesday, Oct. 9, 2019. (Photo by Scott Varley, Daily Breeze/SCNG)Dodgers Walker Buehler , #21, pitches against the Nationals during 2nd inning action in game 5 of the NLDS at Dodger stadium Wednesday, October 9, 2019. (Photo by David Crane, Los Angeles Daily News/SCNG)Nationals Stephen Strasburg , #37, starts against the Dodgers in game 5 of the NLDS at Dodger stadium Wednesday, October 9, 2019. (Photo by David Crane, Los Angeles Daily News/SCNG)Walker Buehler #21 of the Los Angeles Dodgers strikes out Trea Turner #7 of the Washington Nationals (not pictured) in the first inning of game five of the National League Division Series at Dodger Stadium on Wednesday, Oct. 09, 2019 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Keith Birmingham, Pasadena Star-News/SCNG)Walker Buehler #21 of the Los Angeles Dodgers strikes out Trea Turner #7 of the Washington Nationals (not pictured) in the first inning of game five of the National League Division Series at Dodger Stadium on Wednesday, Oct. 09, 2019 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Keith Birmingham, Pasadena Star-News/SCNG)Stephen Strasburg #37 of the Washington Nationals pitches in the second inning of game five of the National League Division Series against the Los Angeles Dodgers at Dodger Stadium on Wednesday, Oct. 09, 2019 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Keith Birmingham, Pasadena Star-News/SCNG)The Dodgers’ Cody Bellinger #35 beats the throw to the Nationals’ Trea Turner #7 to steal second base in the bottom of the third inning during game five of the NLDS at Dodger Stadium, Wednesday, October 9, 2019. (Photo by Hans Gutknecht, Los Angeles Daily News/SCNG)Juan Soto #22 of the Washington Nationals (not pictured) is safe at second base as Corey Seager #5 and Enrique Hernandez #14 of the Los Angeles Dodgers drop the ball in the fourth inning of game five of the National League Division Series at Dodger Stadium on Wednesday, Oct. 09, 2019 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Keith Birmingham, Pasadena Star-News/SCNG)Los Angeles Dodgers Corey Seager (5) is unable to hang on to a fly ball as he nearly collides with Enrique Hernandez (14) in game 5 of the NLDS in Los Angeles on Wednesday, Oct. 9, 2019. (Photo by Scott Varley, Daily Breeze/SCNG)Los Angeles Dodgers shortstop Corey Seager, left, and second baseman Enrique Hernandez can’t catch a foul ball hit by Washington Nationals’ Juan Soto during the fourth inning in Game 5 of a baseball National League Division Series on Wednesday, Oct. 9, 2019, in Los Angeles. (AP Photo/Marcio Jose Sanchez)Walker Buehler #21 of the Los Angeles Dodgers tosses up the ball up after Trea Turner #7 of the Washington Nationals (not pictured) is called safe at first in the third inning of game five of the National League Division Series at Dodger Stadium on Wednesday, Oct. 09, 2019 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Keith Birmingham, Pasadena Star-News/SCNG)Cody Bellinger #35 of the Los Angeles Dodgers steals second base ahead of the tag by Trea Turner #7 of the Washington Nationals in the third inning of game five of the National League Division Series at Dodger Stadium on Wednesday, Oct. 09, 2019 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Keith Birmingham, Pasadena Star-News/SCNG)Cody Bellinger #35 of the Los Angeles Dodgers makes the catch up against the center field wall on a drive by Howie Kendrick #47 of the Washington Nationals (not pictured) in the fourth inning of game five of the National League Division Series at Dodger Stadium on Wednesday, Oct. 09, 2019 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Keith Birmingham, Pasadena Star-News/SCNG)Ryan Zimmerman #11 of the Washington Nationals reacts after striking out looking in the fourth inning of game five of the National League Division Series against the Los Angeles Dodgers at Dodger Stadium on Wednesday, Oct. 09, 2019 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Keith Birmingham, Pasadena Star-News/SCNG)Ryan Zimmerman #11 of the Washington Nationals reacts after striking out looking in the fourth inning of game five of the National League Division Series against the Los Angeles Dodgers at Dodger Stadium on Wednesday, Oct. 09, 2019 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Keith Birmingham, Pasadena Star-News/SCNG)Stephen Strasburg #37 of the Washington Nationals bunts to strike out in the fifth inning of game five of the National League Division Series against the Los Angeles Dodgers at Dodger Stadium on Wednesday, Oct. 09, 2019 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Keith Birmingham, Pasadena Star-News/SCNG)Anthony Rendon #6 of the Washington Nationals doubles in the sixth inning of game five of the National League Division Series against the Los Angeles Dodgers at Dodger Stadium on Wednesday, Oct. 09, 2019 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Keith Birmingham, Pasadena Star-News/SCNG)Juan Soto #22 of the Washington Nationals singles for an RBI off of pitcher Walker Buehler #21 of the Los Angeles Dodgers (not pictured) in the sixth inning of game five of the National League Division Series at Dodger Stadium on Wednesday, Oct. 09, 2019 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Keith Birmingham, Pasadena Star-News/SCNG)Walker Buehler #21 of the Los Angeles Dodgers smiles after Howie Kendrick #47 of the Washington Nationals (not pictured) grounds out into a double play in the sixth inning of game five of the National League Division Series at Dodger Stadium on Wednesday, Oct. 09, 2019 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Keith Birmingham, Pasadena Star-News/SCNG)Los Angeles Dodgers pitcher Walker Buehler (21) stretches between pitches in game 5 of the NLDS in Los Angeles on Wednesday, Oct. 9, 2019. (Photo by Scott Varley, Daily Breeze/SCNG)Cody Bellinger #35 of the Los Angeles Dodgers steals second for the second time in the game against the Washington Nationals in the sixth inning of game five of the National League Division Series at Dodger Stadium on Wednesday, Oct. 09, 2019 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Keith Birmingham, Pasadena Star-News/SCNG)Los Angeles Dodgers pitcher Walker Buehler (21) lets out a yell after striking out Washington Nationals Ryan Zimmerman (11) for the final out in the fifth inning in game 5 of the NLDS in Los Angeles on Wednesday, Oct. 9, 2019. (Photo by Scott Varley, Daily Breeze/SCNG)Fans wave towels and a large flag prior to the start of game five of the National League Division Series between the Washington Nationals and the Los Angeles Dodgers at Dodger Stadium on Wednesday, Oct. 09, 2019 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Keith Birmingham, Pasadena Star-News/SCNG)Los Angeles Dodgers pitcher Walker Buehler (21) watches a long fly ball for an out in game 5 of the NLDS in Los Angeles on Wednesday, Oct. 9, 2019. (Photo by Scott Varley, Daily Breeze/SCNG)Dodgers Cody Bellinger, #35, robs Nationals Howie Kendrick of a hit with a catch off the wall in center field during 4th inning action in game 5 of the NLDS at Dodger stadium Wednesday, October 9, 2019. (Photo by David Crane, Los Angeles Daily News/SCNG)A fan tips his hat to Los Angeles Dodgers Cody Bellinger (35) after he caught a ball at the wall in game 5 of the NLDS in Los Angeles on Wednesday, Oct. 9, 2019. (Photo by Scott Varley, Daily Breeze/SCNG)Nationals Stephen Strasburg, 37, strikes out on this bunt attempt during 4th inning action in game 5 of the NLDS at Dodger stadium Wednesday, October 9, 2019. (Photo by David Crane, Los Angeles Daily News/SCNG)Los Angeles Dodgers pitcher Walker Buehler (21) pitches to Washington Nationals Trea Turner (7) in the fifth inning in game 5 of the NLDS in Los Angeles on Wednesday, Oct. 9, 2019. (Photo by Scott Varley, Daily Breeze/SCNG)Juan Soto #22 of the Washington Nationals singles for an RBI off of pitcher Walker Buehler #21 of the Los Angeles Dodgers (not pictured) in the sixth inning of game five of the National League Division Series at Dodger Stadium on Wednesday, Oct. 09, 2019 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Keith Birmingham, Pasadena Star-News/SCNG)Washington Nationals’ Anthony Rendon celebrates in the dugout after scoring on a single by Juan Soto during the sixth inning in Game 5 of the baseball team’s National League Division Series against the Los Angeles Dodgers on Wednesday, Oct. 9, 2019, in Los Angeles. (AP Photo/Mark J. Terrill)Dodgers Corey Seager, #5, completes a double play as Nationals Juan Soto, #22, is late to the plate during 6th inning action in game 5 of the NLDS at Dodger stadium Wednesday, October 9, 2019. (Photo by David Crane, Los Angeles Daily News/SCNG)Walker Buehler #21 of the Los Angeles Dodgers smiles after Howie Kendrick #47 of the Washington Nationals (not pictured) grounds out into a double play in the sixth inning of game five of the National League Division Series at Dodger Stadium on Wednesday, Oct. 09, 2019 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Keith Birmingham, Pasadena Star-News/SCNG)Dodgers Walker Buehler , #21, reacts to striking out Nationals Ryan Zimmerman for the final out in the 6th inning in game 5 of the NLDS at Dodger stadium Wednesday, October 9, 2019. (Photo by David Crane, Los Angeles Daily News/SCNG)Los Angeles Dodgers pitcher Walker Buehler (21) is congratulated by Los Angeles Dodgers manager Dave Roberts (30) in game 5 of the NLDS in Los Angeles on Wednesday, Oct. 9, 2019. (Photo by Scott Varley, Daily Breeze/SCNG)Cody Bellinger #35 of the Los Angeles Dodgers steals second for the second time in the game against the Washington Nationals in the sixth inning of game five of the National League Division Series at Dodger Stadium on Wednesday, Oct. 09, 2019 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Keith Birmingham, Pasadena Star-News/SCNG)Los Angeles Dodgers pitcher Walker Buehler (21) hits Washington Nationals Kurt Suzuki (28) with a pitch in game 5 of the NLDS in Los Angeles on Wednesday, Oct. 9, 2019. (Photo by Scott Varley, Daily Breeze/SCNG)Washington Nationals’ Kurt Suzuki gets hit by a pitch during the seventh inning in Game 5 of the baseball team’s National League Division Series against the Los Angeles Dodgers on Wednesday, Oct. 9, 2019, in Los Angeles.(AP Photo/Mark J. Terrill)Washington Nationals’ Kurt Suzuki gets hit by a pitch during the seventh inning in Game 5 of the baseball team’s National League Division Series against the Los Angeles Dodgers on Wednesday, Oct. 9, 2019, in Los Angeles.(AP Photo/Mark J. Terrill)Washington Nationals’ Kurt Suzuki holds his head after being hit by a pitch during the seventh inning in Game 5 of the baseball team’s National League Division Series against the Los Angeles Dodgers on Wednesday, Oct. 9, 2019, in Los Angeles. (AP Photo/Marcio Jose Sanchez)Washington Nationals’ Kurt Suzuki lies on his back after being hit by a pitch from Los Angeles Dodgers’ Walker Buehler, left, during the seventh inning in Game 5 of a baseball National League Division Series on Wednesday, Oct. 9, 2019, in Los Angeles. (AP Photo/Mark J. Terrill)Washington Nationals’ Kurt Suzuki (28) holds his head after being hit by a pitch from Los Angeles Dodgers’ Walker Buehler during the seventh inning in Game 5 of a baseball National League Division Series on Wednesday, Oct. 9, 2019, in Los Angeles. (AP Photo/Mark J. Terrill)Manager Dave Martinez #4, left, of the Washington Nationals looks on as Kurt Suzuki #28, right center, is attended to by training staff on the field after being hit by a pitch thrown by Walker Buehler #21 of the Los Angeles Dodgers (not pictured) in the seventh inning of game five of the National League Division Series at Dodger Stadium on Wednesday, Oct. 09, 2019 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Keith Birmingham, Pasadena Star-News/SCNG)As Washington Nationals Kurt Suzuki (28) is tended to after getting hit by a pitch, Los Angeles Dodgers pitcher Walker Buehler (21) and catcher Will Smith (16) gather on the mound in game 5 of the NLDS in Los Angeles on Wednesday, Oct. 9, 2019. (Photo by Scott Varley, Daily Breeze/SCNG)Manager Dave Martinez #4, left, of the Washington Nationals looks on as Kurt Suzuki #28, right center, is attended to by training staff on the field after being hit by a pitch thrown by Walker Buehler #21 of the Los Angeles Dodgers (not pictured) in the seventh inning of game five of the National League Division Series at Dodger Stadium on Wednesday, Oct. 09, 2019 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Keith Birmingham, Pasadena Star-News/SCNG)Kurt Suzuki #28 of the Washington Nationals, center, is walked off the field after being hit by a pitch thrown by Walker Buehler #21 of the Los Angeles Dodgers (not pictured) in the seventh inning of game five of the National League Division Series at Dodger Stadium on Wednesday, Oct. 09, 2019 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Keith Birmingham, Pasadena Star-News/SCNG)Manager Dave Roberts #30 of the Los Angeles Dodgers reacts to a pitch thrown to Asdrubal Cabrera #13 of the Washington Nationals (not pictured) in the seventh inning of game five of the National League Division Series at Dodger Stadium on Wednesday, Oct. 09, 2019 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Keith Birmingham, Pasadena Star-News/SCNG)Manager Dave Roberts #30 of the Los Angeles Dodgers take out starting pitcher Walker Buehler #21 with two on in the seventh inning of game five of the National League Division Series against the Washington Nationals at Dodger Stadium on Wednesday, Oct. 09, 2019 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Keith Birmingham, Pasadena Star-News/SCNG)Los Angeles Dodgers manager Dave Roberts (30) takes pitcher Walker Buehler (21) out of the game in the seventh inning in game 5 of the NLDS in Los Angeles on Wednesday, Oct. 9, 2019. (Photo by Scott Varley, Daily Breeze/SCNG)Fans give Dodgers starting pitcher Walker Buehler a standing ovation as he is removed from the game during the seventh inning of Game 5 of the NLDS on Wednesday at Dodger Stadium. (Photo by Scott Varley, Daily Breeze/SCNG)Starting pitcher Walker Buehler #21 of the Los Angeles Dodgers acknowledges the crowd as he is taken out of the game with two runners on in the seventh inning of game five of the National League Division Series against the Washington Nationals at Dodger Stadium on Wednesday, Oct. 09, 2019 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Keith Birmingham, Pasadena Star-News/SCNG)Clayton Kershaw #22 of the Los Angeles Dodgers pitches in the seventh inning of game five of the National League Division Series against the Washington Nationals at Dodger Stadium on Wednesday, Oct. 09, 2019 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Keith Birmingham, Pasadena Star-News/SCNG)LOS ANGELES, CALIFORNIA – OCTOBER 09: Anthony Rendon #6 of the Washington Nationals hits a solo home run in the eighth inning of game five of the National League Division Series against the Los Angeles Dodgers at Dodger Stadium on October 09, 2019 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Harry How/Getty Images)Anthony Rendon #6 high fives teammate Juan Soto #22 of the Washington Nationals after hitting a home run off of Clayton Kershaw #22 of the Los Angeles Dodgers (not pictured) in the eighth inning of game five of the National League Division Series at Dodger Stadium on Wednesday, Oct. 09, 2019 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Keith Birmingham, Pasadena Star-News/SCNG)Los Angeles Dodgers relief pitcher Clayton Kershaw (22) gives up a solo home run to Washington Nationals Juan Soto (22) to tie game 5 of the NLDS in Los Angeles on Wednesday, Oct. 9, 2019. (Photo by Scott Varley, Daily Breeze/SCNG)LOS ANGELES, CALIFORNIA – OCTOBER 09: Juan Soto #22 of the Washington Nationals hits a solo home run to tie the game 3-3 in the eighth inning of game five of the National League Division Series against the Los Angeles Dodgers at Dodger Stadium on October 09, 2019 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Harry How/Getty Images)Clayton Kershaw #22 of the Los Angeles Dodgers looks toward the outfield after giving up a solo home run tp Juan Soto (not pictured) of the Washington Nationals in the eighth inning of game five of the National League Division Series at Dodger Stadium on Wednesday, Oct. 09, 2019 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Keith Birmingham, Pasadena Star-News/SCNG)LOS ANGELES, CALIFORNIA – OCTOBER 09: Chris Taylor #3 of the Los Angeles Dodgers can’t reach the solo home run hit by Juan Soto #22 of the Washington Nationals to tie the game 3-3 in the eighth inning of game five of the National League Division Series at Dodger Stadium on October 09, 2019 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Sean M. Haffey/Getty Images)Los Angeles Dodgers relief pitcher Clayton Kershaw (22) reacts after giving up back to back solo home runs to tie game 5 of the NLDS in Los Angeles on Wednesday, Oct. 9, 2019. (Photo by Scott Varley, Daily Breeze/SCNG)Pitcher Clayton Kershaw #22 of the Los Angeles Dodgers reacts after giving up a home run to Juan Soto #22 of the Washington Nationals (not pictured) to tie the game 3-3 in the eighth inning of game five of the National League Division Series at Dodger Stadium on Wednesday, Oct. 09, 2019 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Keith Birmingham, Pasadena Star-News/SCNG)Juan Soto of the Washington Nationals celebrates after his solo home run to tie the game 3-3 in the eighth inning of Game 5 of the National League Division Series against the Los Angeles Dodgers at Dodger Stadium on Oct. 9, 2019 in Los Angeles. (Photo by Sean M. Haffey/Getty Images)Dodgers Clayton Kershaw, #22, is stunned after giving up back to back home runs against the Nationals during 8th inning action in game 5 of the NLDS at Dodger stadium Wednesday, October 9, 2019. (Photo by David Crane, Los Angeles Daily News/SCNG)Dodgers Clayton Kershaw, #22, walks off the mound as Nationals Juan Soto, #22, rounds the bases as Kershaw gives up back to back home runs when he came on in relief for Walker Buehler during 8th inning action in game 5 of the NLDS at Dodger stadium Wednesday, October 9, 2019. (Photo by David Crane, Los Angeles Daily News/SCNG)LOS ANGELES, CALIFORNIA – OCTOBER 09: Clayton Kershaw #22 of the Los Angeles Dodgers reacts after giving up a solo home run to Juan Soto #22 of the Washington Nationals in the eighth inning of game five of the National League Division Series against the Washington Nationals at Dodger Stadium on October 09, 2019 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Harry How/Getty Images)Washington Nationals Juan Soto (22) celebrates as he rounds the bases on a grand slam by Howie Kendrick in game 5 of the NLDS in Los Angeles on Wednesday, Oct. 9, 2019. (Photo by Scott Varley, Daily Breeze/SCNG)Pitcher Clayton Kershaw #22 of the Los Angeles Dodgers reacts after giving up a home run to Juan Soto #22 of the Washington Nationals (not pictured) to tie the game 3-3 in the eighth inning of game five of the National League Division Series at Dodger Stadium on Wednesday, Oct. 09, 2019 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Keith Birmingham, Pasadena Star-News/SCNG)Washington Nationals Anthony Rendon (6) rounds the bases after hitting a home run off of Los Angeles Dodgers relief pitcher Clayton Kershaw (22) in game 5 of the NLDS in Los Angeles on Wednesday, Oct. 9, 2019. (Photo by Scott Varley, Daily Breeze/SCNG)Clayton Kershaw #22 of the Los Angeles Dodgers reacts after giving up a home run to Juan Soto #22 of the Washington Nationals to tie the game in the eighth inning of game five of the National League Division Series at Dodger Stadium on Wednesday, Oct. 09, 2019 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Keith Birmingham, Pasadena Star-News/SCNG)Juan Soto #22 of the Washington Nationals reacts after hitting a home run off of Clayton Kershaw #22 of the Los Angeles Dodgers (not pictured) to tie the game in the eighth inning of game five of the National League Division Series at Dodger Stadium on Wednesday, Oct. 09, 2019 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Keith Birmingham, Pasadena Star-News/SCNG)Los Angeles Dodgers relief pitcher Clayton Kershaw (22) gives up a solo home run to Washington Nationals Juan Soto (22) to tie game 5 of the NLDS in Los Angeles on Wednesday, Oct. 9, 2019. (Photo by Scott Varley, Daily Breeze/SCNG)Juan Soto #22 of the Washington Nationals reacts as he rounds the bases after hitting a home run off of Clayton Kershaw #22 of the Los Angeles Dodgers (not pictured) to tie the game in the eighth inning of game five of the National League Division Series at Dodger Stadium on Wednesday, Oct. 09, 2019 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Keith Birmingham, Pasadena Star-News/SCNG)Juan Soto #22 of the Washington Nationals celebrates as he crosses the plate after hitting a home run off of Clayton Kershaw #22 of the Los Angeles Dodgers (not pictured) to tie the game in the eighth inning of game five of the National League Division Series at Dodger Stadium on Wednesday, Oct. 09, 2019 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Keith Birmingham, Pasadena Star-News/SCNG)Juan Soto #22 of the Washington Nationals celebrates in the dugout after hitting a home run off of Clayton Kershaw #22 of the Los Angeles Dodgers (not pictured) to tie the game 3-3 in the eighth inning of game five of the National League Division Series at Dodger Stadium on Wednesday, Oct. 09, 2019 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Keith Birmingham, Pasadena Star-News/SCNG)LOS ANGELES, CALIFORNIA – OCTOBER 09: Clayton Kershaw #22 of the Los Angeles Dodgers leaves the game after giving up back to back home runs in the eighth inning of game five of the National League Division Series against the Washington Nationals at Dodger Stadium on October 09, 2019 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Harry How/Getty Images)Clayton Kershaw #22 of the Los Angeles Dodgers is pulled from the game after giving up two solo home runs to the Washington Nationals to tie the game 3-3 in the eighth inning of game five of the National League Division Series at Dodger Stadium on Wednesday, Oct. 09, 2019 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Keith Birmingham, Pasadena Star-News/SCNG)Dodgers pitcher Clayton Kershaw hangs his head in the dugout after giving up back-to-back home runs that tied the score during the top of the eighth inning of Game 5 of the NLDS against the Nationals on Wednesday night at Dodger Stadium. The Dodgers lost 7-3 in 10 innings. (Photo by Hans Gutknecht, Los Angeles Daily News/SCNG)Los Angeles Dodgers pitcher Clayton Kershaw sits in the dugout after giving up back-to-back home runs to the Washington Nationals during the eighth inning in Game 5 of a baseball National League Division Series on Wednesday, Oct. 9, 2019, in Los Angeles. (AP Photo/Marcio Jose Sanchez)Pitcher Kenta Maeda #18 of the Los Angeles Dodgers after striking out Yan Gomes #10 of the Washington Nationals (not pictured) in the eighth inning of game five of the National League Division Series at Dodger Stadium on Wednesday, Oct. 09, 2019 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Keith Birmingham, Pasadena Star-News/SCNG)Patrick Corbin #46 of the Washington Nationals pitches in the seventh inning of game five of the National League Division Series against the Los Angeles Dodgers at Dodger Stadium on Wednesday, Oct. 09, 2019 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Keith Birmingham, Pasadena Star-News/SCNG)Washington Nationals Ryan Zimmerman (11) and fans try to catch a foul ball in the seventh inning in game 5 of the NLDS in Los Angeles on Wednesday, Oct. 9, 2019. (Photo by Scott Varley, Daily Breeze/SCNG)Los Angeles Dodgers players react after Cody Bellinger #35 (not pictured) strikes out in the eighth inning of game five of the National League Division Series at Dodger Stadium on Wednesday, Oct. 09, 2019 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Keith Birmingham, Pasadena Star-News/SCNG)Fans look on in the tenth inning as the dodgers trail the Nationals during game five of the NLDS at Dodger Stadium, Wednesday, October 9, 2019. The Nationals defeated the Dodgers 7-3. (Photo by Hans Gutknecht, Los Angeles Daily News/SCNG)Will Smith #16 of the Los Angeles Dodgers leaps in the air after just missing a game winning home run against the Washington Nationals in the ninth inning of game five of the National League Division Series at Dodger Stadium on Wednesday, Oct. 09, 2019 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Keith Birmingham, Pasadena Star-News/SCNG)Howie Kendrick #47 of the Washington Nationals hits a grand slam home run off of pitcher Joe Kelly #17 of the Los Angeles Dodgers (not pictured) to take the lead 7-3 in the tenth inning of game five of the National League Division Series at Dodger Stadium on Wednesday, Oct. 09, 2019 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Keith Birmingham, Pasadena Star-News/SCNG)Los Angeles Dodgers pitcher Joe Kelly (17) watches Washington Nationals Howie Kendrick’s grand slam ball go over the center field wall in the tenth inning in game 5 of the NLDS in Los Angeles on Wednesday, Oct. 9, 2019. (Photo by Scott Varley, Daily Breeze/SCNG)Howie Kendrick #47 of the Washington Nationals reacts after hitting grand slam home run off of Joe Kelly #17 of the Los Angeles Dodgers (not pictured) to take the lead 7-3 in the tenth inning of game five of the National League Division Series at Dodger Stadium on Wednesday, Oct. 09, 2019 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Keith Birmingham, Pasadena Star-News/SCNG)Howie Kendrick #47 of the Washington Nationals reacts after hitting grand slam home run off of Joe Kelly #17 of the Los Angeles Dodgers (not pictured) to take the lead 7-3 in the tenth inning of game five of the National League Division Series at Dodger Stadium on Wednesday, Oct. 09, 2019 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Keith Birmingham, Pasadena Star-News/SCNG)Pitcher Joe Kelly #17 of the Los Angeles Dodgers looks on after giving up a grand slam home run to Howie Kendrick #47 of the Washington Nationals in the tenth inning of game five of the National League Division Series at Dodger Stadium on Wednesday, Oct. 09, 2019 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Keith Birmingham, Pasadena Star-News/SCNG)Howie Kendrick #47 of the Washington Nationals reacts after hitting grand slam home run off of Joe Kelly #17 of the Los Angeles Dodgers (not pictured) to take the lead 7-3 in the tenth inning of game five of the National League Division Series at Dodger Stadium on Wednesday, Oct. 09, 2019 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Keith Birmingham, Pasadena Star-News/SCNG)Howie Kendrick #47 of the Washington Nationals reacts after hitting grand slam home run off of Joe Kelly #17 of the Los Angeles Dodgers (not pictured) to take the lead 7-3 in the tenth inning of game five of the National League Division Series at Dodger Stadium on Wednesday, Oct. 09, 2019 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Keith Birmingham, Pasadena Star-News/SCNG)Dave Roberts #30 of the Los Angeles Dodgers, left, looks on after Howie Kendrick #47 of the Washington Nationals (not pictured) hits a grand slam home run to take the lead 7-3 in the tenth inning of game five of the National League Division Series at Dodger Stadium on Wednesday, Oct. 09, 2019 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Keith Birmingham, Pasadena Star-News/SCNG)Howie Kendrick #47 of the Washington Nationals reacts after hitting grand slam home run off of Joe Kelly #17 of the Los Angeles Dodgers (not pictured) to take the lead 7-3 in the tenth inning of game five of the National League Division Series at Dodger Stadium on Wednesday, Oct. 09, 2019 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Keith Birmingham, Pasadena Star-News/SCNG)Nationals players congratulate Howie Kendrick #47 after he hit the game winning grand slam home run in top of the tenth inning during game five of the NLDS at Dodger Stadium, Wednesday, October 9, 2019. The Nationals defeated the Dodgers 7-3. (Photo by Hans Gutknecht, Los Angeles Daily News/SCNG)Howie Kendrick #47 of the Washington Nationals reacts after hitting grand slam home run off of Joe Kelly #17 of the Los Angeles Dodgers (not pictured) to take the lead 7-3 in the tenth inning of game five of the National League Division Series at Dodger Stadium on Wednesday, Oct. 09, 2019 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Keith Birmingham, Pasadena Star-News/SCNG)Howie Kendrick #47 of the Washington Nationals reacts after hitting grand slam home run off of Joe Kelly #17 of the Los Angeles Dodgers (not pictured) to take the lead 7-3 in the tenth inning of game five of the National League Division Series at Dodger Stadium on Wednesday, Oct. 09, 2019 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Keith Birmingham, Pasadena Star-News/SCNG)Dave Roberts #30 of the Los Angeles Dodgers, left, looks on after Howie Kendrick #47 of the Washington Nationals (not pictured) hits a grand slam home run to take the lead 7-3 in the tenth inning of game five of the National League Division Series at Dodger Stadium on Wednesday, Oct. 09, 2019 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Keith Birmingham, Pasadena Star-News/SCNG)Dodgers Manager Dave Roberts during game five of the NLDS at Dodger Stadium, Wednesday, October 9, 2019. The Nationals defeated the Dodgers 7-3. (Photo by Hans Gutknecht, Los Angeles Daily News/SCNG)Justin Turner #10 of the Los Angeles Dodgers (not pictured) flies out to Michael A. Taylor #3 of the Washington Nationals who makes a diving catch to end the game in the tenth inning of game five of the National League Division Series at Dodger Stadium on Wednesday, Oct. 09, 2019 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Keith Birmingham, Pasadena Star-News/SCNG)Washington Nationals pitcher Sean Doolittle (63) leaps in the air after the final out as the Nationals beat the Dodgers 7-3 in game 5 of the NLDS in Los Angeles on Wednesday, Oct. 9, 2019. (Photo by Scott Varley, Daily Breeze/SCNG)Pitcher Sean Doolittle #63 of the Washington Nationals reacts after Michael A. Taylor #3 (not pictured) makes a diving catch to end the game in the tenth inning of game five of the National League Division Series against the Los Angeles Dodgers at Dodger Stadium on Wednesday, Oct. 09, 2019 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Keith Birmingham, Pasadena Star-News/SCNG)Pitcher Sean Doolittle #63 of the Washington Nationals jumps into the arms of his catcher Yan Gomes #10 s they defeated the Los Angeles Dodgers 7-3 to win game five of the National League Division Series against the Los Angeles Dodgers at Dodger Stadium on Wednesday, Oct. 09, 2019 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Keith Birmingham, Pasadena Star-News/SCNG)Nationals pitcher Sean Doolittle #63 jumps into the arms of catcher Yan Gomes #10 after the final out of the tenth inning during game five of the NLDS at Dodger Stadium, Wednesday, October 9, 2019. The Nationals defeated the Dodgers 7-3. (Photo by Hans Gutknecht, Los Angeles Daily News/SCNG)Washington Nationals Adam Eaton, left, and Juan Soto, right, celebrate with Michael A. Taylor after Taylor made the final out in game 5 of the NLDS in Los Angeles on Wednesday, Oct. 9, 2019. (Photo by Scott Varley, Daily Breeze/SCNG)Los Angeles Dodgers bench and fans look on as the Washington Nationals win game five 7-3 of the National League Division Series at Dodger Stadium on Wednesday, Oct. 09, 2019 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Keith Birmingham, Pasadena Star-News/SCNG)Washington Nationals celebrate their 7-3 win over the Dodgers in game 5 of the NLDS in Los Angeles on Wednesday, Oct. 9, 2019. (Photo by Scott Varley, Daily Breeze/SCNG)Dodgers Enrique Hernandez, #14, and Russell Martin, #55, embrace in the dugout after loosing to the Nationals 7-3 in in game 5 of the NLDS at Dodger stadium Wednesday, October 9, 2019. (Photo by David Crane, Los Angeles Daily News/SCNG)Hall of Fame manager Tommy Lasorda looks on as Mary Hart (not pictured) throws out the ceremonial first pitch prior to the start of game five of the National League Division Series between the Washington Nationals and the Los Angeles Dodgers at Dodger Stadium on Wednesday, Oct. 09, 2019 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Keith Birmingham, Pasadena Star-News/SCNG)Washington Nationals Howie Kendrick (47) hits a grand slam off of Los Angeles Dodgers pitcher Joe Kelly (17) in game 5 of the NLDS in Los Angeles on Wednesday, Oct. 9, 2019. (Photo by Scott Varley, Daily Breeze/SCNG)NextShow Caption1 of 155Washington Nationals Howie Kendrick (47) hits a grand slam off of Los Angeles Dodgers pitcher Joe Kelly (17) in game 5 of the NLDS in Los Angeles on Wednesday, Oct. 9, 2019. (Photo by Scott Varley, Daily Breeze/SCNG)ExpandLOS ANGELES — You can run from your postseason demons. But you cannot hide.Clayton Kershaw’s legacy bears the stains of postseason disappointment like a battered old coffee table with rings from too many cups and not enough coasters. Add another.The Dodgers turned to Kershaw to protect a two-run lead only to watch him do something he has never done in the regular season – only in the postseason, of course, only in the postseason. He gave up home runs on back-to-back pitches in the eighth inning, blowing the lead and allowing the Washington Nationals to live up to their motto … stay in the fight.They landed the knockout blow in the 10th inning when Howie Kendrick hit a grand slam off Joe Kelly, lifting the Nationals to a 7-3 victory in the decisive Game 5 of their National League Division Series on Wednesday night. Dodgers’ Max Muncy trying to work his way out of slow start How Dodgers pitcher Ross Stripling topped the baseball podcast empire “I’m not going to hang my head. I’m going to be here. I’m going to continue to try to fight, continue to try to compete. I’m not going to shy away from it. I’m going to continue to try to do it. Everything people say right now about the postseason is true. I understand that. Nothing I can do about it right now. It’s a terrible feeling. It really is.”The Dodgers set up their rotation for the NLDS – or at least sold it to Kershaw that they had – with Kershaw’s availability out of the bullpen in a Game 5 in mind even though Dave Roberts called the 2019 bullpen the best he had taken into a postseason.Walker Buehler did his part as the new ace. He held the Nationals scoreless for five innings, allowed a run in the sixth then handed a 3-1 lead over to Kershaw with two on and two out in the seventh.“We’re home-free,” Buehler said of his thought as he passed the ball to Kershaw. “That’s baseball. There’s no explanation for it. We lost it late. It happened. We lost it late like that before. But it wasn’t a Game 5.”Chosen over fellow left-handers Julio Urias or Adam Kolarek to face Adam Eaton with the tying runs on base, Kershaw did his part, striking out Eaton on three pitches.But Roberts wasn’t planning to use Kershaw as a lefty specialist. He sent him back out to face the middle of the Nationals’ order in the eighth.“I’ll take Clayton any day in that situation,” Roberts said. “I just think it’s one of those where it was easy for me to get Clayton, with the low pitches to get (Anthony) Rendon and to go out there and get (Juan) Soto. And to have Kenta (Maeda) behind him. That was my thought, and not have Kenta go through Soto.”Kershaw’s second pitch of the eighth inning – an 89-mph fastball below the zone – was lifted by Rendon into the left field pavilion. The next pitch – another 89-mph offering on the inner third of the plate – was crushed by Soto to tie the score.“I had one job to do,” Kershaw said. “Get three outs. I got one out. Didn’t get the other two and they went over the fence. It cost us the game right there.“There’s no excuses. Just didn’t make pitches and a guy hit it over the fence. Twice.”According to Elias Sports, Kershaw has never given up home runs on back-to-back pitches in a regular-season game. But he has now done it twice in the postseason – against the Arizona Diamondbacks in the 2017 NLDS and Wednesday against the Nationals.“Sometimes baseball just isn’t meant to be,” Max Muncy said. “You look at the ball Rendon hit, it was several balls below the zone. Really not a bad pitch at all and he somehow hit it out.“Sometimes it’s just not meant to be. Baseball doesn’t want it to happen. Seemed like it wanted it to happen for the Nationals.”Kershaw’s mistakes – and Roberts’ decisions – only looked worse when Maeda and Joe Kelly struck out the next five batters in his wake.But Roberts stuck with Kelly for a second inning – something he hadn’t asked of Kelly since late August as the reliever dealt with an unspecified physical issue.“You’re looking at obviously a tie ball game, and Kelly goes in there, throws 10 pitches, and he’s throwing the baseball really well,” Roberts said. “I liked Joe right there in that spot. I really did. After 10 pitches there was no stress. Ball coming out well. So for him to go out there and take down that inning and to have Kenley take down the other part of the order, I felt really good about it.”It didn’t feel good for long. With Kolarek still in the bullpen, Kelly walked Eaton to start the 10th inning. Rendon doubled off the wall in left field, Eaton stopping at third. After an intentional walk of Soto, Kendrick lined an 0-and-1 fastball over the wall in right-center.Related Articleslast_img read more

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State officials, hospitals review ‘surge capacity’ in prep for COVID-19 patients

first_imgDES MOINES — A few other states have announced hotels and convention centers are being converted into triage centers to deal with COVID-19 patients — and a top public health administrator in Iowa says discussions are underway here to determine how to manage patient flow, including having conversations with Cerro Gordo County officials.“We are currently working within each of our health care coalitions on a regional level and we have been going that for years,” says Iowa Department of Public Health deputy director Sarah Reisetter, “but we are intensely having conversations with them currently to understand what their capacity is both within their local communities, within their own individual counties and then also as we expand out regionally to some of our more rural counties.”Reisetter says patients from rural counties with complex health conditions are routinely transferred to hospitals in some of the state’s larger metros and that’s likely to be the case with COVID-19 patients.“We’re continuing to have those conversations. We had those conversations with Linn and Johnson County over the weekend. We had one with Polk County yesterday,” Reisetter says. “We anticipate having those conversations with Cerro Gordo County and Pottawattamie County and Woodbury County over the next week as well.”Governor Kim Reynolds says she is meeting regularly with the leaders of the state’s major hospitals as well as with representatives of the Iowa Hospital Association. Reynolds says each has a “surge capacity plan.”“Also a part of the coordination and collaboration that we have in place with the Iowa National Guard is they have regional medical coordination centers,” Reynolds says, “and so they are also part of this conversation to just helping to facilitate the dialogue to make sure that we have a plan in place if we do happen to hit a surge in a certain area.”Governor Reynolds and the public health department’s deputy spoke over the noon-hour during a news conference broadcast on AM-1300 KGLO & AM-1490/96.7-FM KRIB and other Radio Iowa stations.last_img read more

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STABLE NOTES BY ED GOLDEN – SATURDAY MAY 9, 2015

first_imgPREAKNESS A FIRST FOR FIRING LINE, CALLAGHANESPINOZA TO TOSS FIRST PITCH AT DODGER STADIUMDYNAMIC DUO FOR HOLLENDORFER IN LAZ BARRERACHAMPION BEHOLDER PROGRESSING FROM FEVER Felipe Valdez3055217%$173,030 Philip D’Amato1762235%$243,660 Rafael Bejarano2854818%$233,770 Victor Espinoza620033%$72,270 Santiago Gonzalez2436113%$124,240 Alex Solis823125%$108,780 Jorge Periban722129%$45,870 Drayden Van Dyke2954217%$200,070 Flavien Prat3788222%$434,870 Edwin Maldonado2847414%$156,500 Joseph Talamo3362718%$225,308 Dan Hendricks721029%$37,090 FINISH LINES: Beholder, who missed today’s Vanity Stakes due to a fever, is making progress. “She’s doing well,” trainer Richard Mandella said of the two-time Eclipse Award winner. “She had a little temperature of 102 yesterday afternoon, then it went right back down, and it’s good still, so everything’s going as well as we could hope.” When she will return to the track, however, remains to be seen. “Anytime they’re sick it’s day-to-day,” Mandella said. “It can go wrong, it can go right, but right now the fever looks like it’s passing.” . . . Breeders’ Cup Classic winner Bayern, who disappointed as the odds-on favorite in the Churchill Downs Stakes last Saturday, “just had an off day,” Bob Baffert asserted. “He looks good afterwards, but they’ll do that to you. They’ll disappoint you, but he looks good. He’s healthy.” . . . Agent Sarah Wolfe has Eclipse Award-winning apprentice rider of 2014 Drayden Van Dyke booked to ride at Pimlico next Friday and Saturday on stakes mounts for Tom Proctor and Graham Motion. Van Dyke rides Include Betty for Proctor Friday in the Grade II Black-eyed Susan; and on Saturday, Sistas Stroll for Proctor in the Grade III Galorette and Up with the Birds for Motion in the Grade II Dixie . . . The Great Race Place presents its Santa Anita Carnival on Memorial Day weekend, Saturday, May 23 through Monday, May 25. The entire family is invited for three days of live racing, carnival rides, games and prizes, with unlimited rides for children for only $10. Admission and parking to the Infield is free through Gate 6 off Colorado Place. Doug O’Neill2768322%$280,370 PREAKNESS PARTY AT SANTA ANITA THIS SATURDAYThis is a year of firsts for Simon Callaghan.The 32-year-old trainer saddled his first Kentucky Derby runner last Saturdaywhen Firing Line finished a game second to victorious American Pharoah, beaten only a length.Next Saturday will mark another new experience.Not only will Firing Line be making his Pimlico debut when he runs in the Preakness Stakes, Callaghan will be making his first appearance ever at the storied Baltimore venue which hosts the second jewel of the Triple Crown.“I’ve never been to Pimlico myself,” Callaghan said. “I think Firing Line will handle the track well. I think it will suit him. He can pretty much lay anywhere you need him to; he’s a very easy horse, very versatile in that respect.“He’s run well at various race tracks, so I don’t think the surface or anything should be any problem.”In conjunction with the Preakness, Santa Anita will offer an attractive card of live racing along with a big Preakness party featuring the Preakness Handicapping Challenge offering $100,000 in prizes May 16 and 17.For details, visit santaanita.com. Tiago Pereira2026310%$136,420 Michael Machowsky922122%$68,850 (Current Through Friday, May 8) TrainerSts1st2nd3rdWin%Money Won SANTA ANITA STATISTICS Mario Gutierrez1422314%$109,720center_img Elvis Trujillo2731311%$152,350 Fernando Perez3667617%$258,840 -30- Richard Baltas1552133%$278,650 Peter Miller1324115%$117,400 Mike Puype1621113%$103,990 Tyler Baze5097818%$393,970 Alonso Quinonez1721412%$63,970 ESPINOZA TO THROW OUT FIRST PITCH TUESDAY AT DODGER STADIUMWhile a mile and three-sixteenths will be his primary objective aboard American Pharoah in next Saturday’s Preakness Stakes, Kentucky Derby-winning jockey Victor Espinoza will hope to command 60 feet, six inches on Tuesday night, as he’ll throw out the first pitch at Dodger Stadium prior to the Blue Crew’s 7:10 p.m. game versus the Miami Marlins.Espinoza, who’s thrown out ceremonial first offerings in past years at Dodger Stadium, Angel Stadium, Yankee Stadium, Shea Stadium, and also rang the Opening Day Bell last month at Petco Park in San Diego, is looking forward to revisiting Chavez Ravine.“It’s always a lot of fun at Dodger Stadium,” said Espinoza. “It’s amazing how many players and coaches love racing and I’ve had pretty good luck throwing strikes. Hopefully, our good luck will continue in the Preakness with American Pharoah. It’s going to be a fun week and I’m looking forward to getting back to Baltimore.” Mark Glatt1522313%$75,470 Brayan Pena2121110%$50,200 HOLLENDORFER HAS TOUGH TWOSOME IN LAZ BARRERAJerry Hollendorfer has two for the money in Sunday’s Grade III, $100,000 Lazaro Barrera Stakes for 3-year-olds at seven furlongs, Kentuckian and The Gomper.Each had compromising issues in recent races.Kentuckian, an 11-length maiden winner at Golden Gate on March 7, steadied while finishing third at odds-on in the San Pedro Stakes April 12, while The Gomper has encountered problems in his last three races following a handy maiden win at Los Alamitos last Dec. 5.“I think they have upsides,” Hollendorfer said of the duo. “I would say their future is in front of them.”The field for the Barrera: Yiannis, Victor Espinoza, 3-1; The Man, Martin Garcia, 4-1; St. Joe Bay, Elvis Trujillo, 8-1; Forest Blue, Martin Pedroza, 8-1; The Gomper, Rafael Bejarano, 4-1; Serbian Syclone, Tyler Baze, 4-1; and Kentuckian, Mike Smith, 5-2. John Shirreffs2200100%$67,200 Bob Baffert821125%$94,490 Peter Eurton1321315%$60,156 Richard Mandella1434121%$232,240 William Spawr420050%$24,350 JockeyMts1st2nd3rdWin%Money Won Gonzalo Nicolas2832511%$104,476 Robertino Diodoro921122%$47,390last_img read more

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Fumiaki Tanaka-Joe Wheeler enjoy some banter in middle of Super Rugby game

first_imgPhoto By: Robyn Edie (Sunwolves halfback Fumiaki Tanaka ready to feed the ball into a scrum as Highlanders player Aaron Smith, on right, and referee Jamie Nutbrown, left, look on). Not because the now Sunwolves halfback misses his former Highlanders team mates, but because someone pointed him towards the tribute song Highlanders lock Joe Wheeler did for him before the game.Wheeler penned a song to the music of Adelle’s hit song Hello as a comical tribute to Tanaka.”Before the game I laughed so much. I was about to cry, I was almost in tears,” Tanaka said after the 40-15 loss to the Highlanders.”I was so excited to play against them and so fortunate to play against them. Somehow I was hoping to put pressure on the Highlanders. I was able to put some pressure to Nuggy [Aaron Smith], [but] I got so much pressure off him and also Joe Wheeler.”Despite being in the middle of a Super Rugby fixture on Saturday night the friendship prompted some laughs during the game in Invercargill.”In the ruck [Wheeler] was grabbing me, I was trying to get him off and he was just laughing at me.”Tanaka made a big impact during his four years playing in Dunedin, both with his ability to clear the ball quickly as a halfback and also in terms of his popularity within the team off the field.When asked after the game if he missed Dunedin, the answer was prompt.”Yes,” he said.”I miss my Highlanders team mates and coaches.”Tanaka was part of the Highlanders team which sky-rocketed up the Super Rugby ladder and in 2015 won the title.His switch to the Sunwolves has seen him join a team which is trying to just be competitive in Super Rugby.”At the moment we are still trying to establish the team so it’s a different excitement from the Highlanders.”last_img read more

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JN pumps $4m into 2016-17 KSAFA Jackie Bell KO

first_imgJamaica National Building Society, through its Visa credit card brand has pumped $4 million into the staging of the 28th Kingston and St Andrew Football Association (KSAFA) Jackie Bell Knockout competition. Plans for the 2016-17 KSAFA/JN Visa Jackie Bell KO were unveiled during a press launch at Jamaica National head office, located in Half-Way Tree, yesterday. Associate sponsor Avis Car Rental has provided a further $400,000 in the budget to run the competition that is tentatively set to kick off on Saturday, December 17. Soccer Express will provide 25 match balls to be used from the quarter-final stage, and Peak Bottling Company is the new hydration sponsor. Thirty-five clubs from the Corporate Area will participate in the competition, which began in 1987 in memory of the late football coach and administrator Winthorpe ‘Jackie’ Bell. In the first round, the 12 KSAFA-Magnum Super League teams and 16 Major League clubs will compete. The seven KSAFA clubs that are currently participating in the Red Stripe Premier League will step in during the third round. First-round draw: New Kingston vs Allman/Woodford; Rae Town vs Barbican; Rockfort vs Whitfield Town, Constant Spring vs Browns’ Town; Molynes United vs Bull Bay; Central Kingston vs Cooreville Gardens; Olympic Gardens vs Santos; Stony Hill vs Cavalier SC; Meadforest vs Swallowfield; Seaview Gardens vs Mountain View; Police National FC vs Pembroke Hall; Maxfield Park vs JDF FC and Greenwich Town vs Duhaney Park; Real Mona vs Shortwood United. President of KASAF A. B. Stewart Stephenson commended Jamaica national for its sponsorship of this season’s competition. “We welcome Jamaica National’s $4 million sponsorship of the Jackie Bell. They have been supporting KSAFA since 1996, and this year, JN will be using our competition to promote their Visa card brand,” Stephenson said. Carlene Edwards, JNBS promotion and sponsorship manager, said her company continues to enjoy a very rewarding partnership with KSAFA. “Our support of the 2016-17 knockout competition comes at a time when Jamaica National, as one of the leading financial organisations in our country, is undergoing tremendous changes as we embark on a transformation of the structure to the JN Group. However, within our new context, there are some fundamental elements of our JN ethos and culture, which will not be changed and that includes our commitment to sports and community development,” Edwards shared. REWARDING PARTNERSHIPlast_img read more

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