OA at Waldron Baseball from April 4. Twisters win 16-0.OA 414 61 16 10 0Wa 000 00 0 3 2OA Hitting: Chase Hogg 1-1, 3 runs, 2 bb, hbp, rbi, sb; Adam Huber 3-3, 2 runs, 2 bb, sb; Abe Peetz 0-0, hbp; Matt Sedler 0-3, bb, rbi; Hunter Sullivan 2-4, 2 runs, 2 rbi; Dalton Mooney 2-4; Jordan Stenger 2 runs (as courtesy runner for the catcher Mooney); Zach West 2-4, 3 runs, rbi; and Glenn Geraci 0-0, 3 runs, 2 bb, hbp.OA Pitching. Chase Hogg – 4 IP, 0 runs, 3 hits, 10 k, 0 bb Win; Matt Sedler – IP, 0 run, 0 hits K.Varsity record: 1-0. Next game: 4/7/17 at Rising Sun.Courtesy of Twisters Coach Doug Behlmer.
He continued: “I suppose it sounds like a bit of a moan and a bit of a rant, but last week (in the 2-1 loss to West Brom) there were two penalty incidents in the game and to me, both were penalties given the directives that we have been given by the referees this season. “One was given against us and the other one wasn’t. The referee chose to miss it, and today again. While I agree with the referee that, in general, there are a lot of soft penalties being given, these are the directives we have been given. “While 20 years ago maybe the game would have not had a penalty at all, the fact is that this is not 20 years ago, it’s now, and these are the directives we have been given. I keep mentioning that point because it was the referees who mentioned it, so you can’t just turn around and give it and then choose to ignore it when you want.” The referee pointed to the spot for the first time after 16 minutes when Ashkan Dejagah went down under Craig Gardner’s challenge, and Dimitar Berbatov converted in imperious fashion. Full-back Sascha Riether then tapped home after Simon Mignolet had parried Dejagah’s shot, but the home side grabbed a lifeline within two minutes. Mr Halsey ruled that Senderos had tugged Danny Graham’s shirt and Gardner smashed home the resulting penalty, setting the stage for Stephane Sessegnon to claim a point 20 minutes from time with the Black Cats turning in a vastly-improved second-half display. Fulham boss Martin Jol said: “Before today, if they had beaten us, they would have been on 32 points as well. If you look at Southampton, they are in the bottom four or five – if they had beaten QPR today, they would have been on 30 points, so everyone can be dragged into a very difficult situation. “One one hand, it’s a good point and on the other hand, three points would have meant we had done the business today, but we didn’t.” Match official Mark Halsey did award two spot-kicks in Saturday’s 2-2 draw, but waved away appeals for two more after Fulham’s Emmanuel Frimpong and Philippe Senderos found themselves in the spotlight. A frustrated O’Neill said: “It looked a pretty clear-cut penalty from Senderos handling the ball, and the referee has chosen not to give it.” Sunderland boss Martin O’Neill pleaded with referees to be consistent over handball decisions after seeing his side fight back to deny Fulham victory. Press Association
The Ballydoyle inmate, wearing first-time blinkers, was the outsider of the six-runner field and stable jockey Joseph O’Brien was on Monsieur Joe instead, but he belied his sizeable odds with a big display under Seamie Heffernan. Fellow three-year-old Extortionist, the 2-1 favourite, held a slight advantage passing the furlong marker, but his lead was eroded late on by Fountain Of Youth, whose previous form this term had been moderate at best over longer trips. Press Association O’Brien snr said: “I was running him over the wrong distances, obviously. I was trying to make him get a mile, but we’ll keep at five or six now.” Maarek missed the race after he developed a stone bruise. Line Of Reason (18-1) defied a 5lb penalty for a recent Thirsk victory to take the 60,000 euro first prize in the Paddy Power Scurry for North Yorkshire trainer Paul Midgley. The four-year-old travelled powerfully into the lead two furlongs out from his good draw not too far from the stands rail, and dashed clear under 3lb claimer Leigh Roche to score by half a length from the David Marnane-trained Zalty. British-trained horses also filled the minor places, with Mike Murphy’s Discussiontofollow and Richard Fahey’s Alben Star third and fourth respectively. Midgley said: “We’ve always had a lot of confidence in him and knew when he got fast ground and a fast pace he had a big one in him.” Fountain Of Youth sprung a 14-1 surprise in the Group Three Dubai Duty Free Finest Surprise Sapphire Stakes at the Curragh.
The appeal for the suspension was heard Tuesday, with NHL commissioner Gary Bettman upholding the ban. Jakub Voracek has been suspended two games, the NHL announced Sunday.The Flyers forward committed an interference penalty against the Islanders on Saturday, prompting the league’s action. Philadelphia is slated to play Monday and Thursday against the Senators and Capitals, respectively, and will have to do so without Voracek.Voracek, in his eighth season in Philadelphia, is the Flyers’ third-leading scorer this season with 61 points (18 goals, 43 assists).The Flyers (33-27-8) sit at sixth in the Metropolitan Division.
LeBron James has stood above the pack in “NBA 2K” player ratings almost exclusively ever since 2010. Over the last nine years, The King has relinquished this crown only once, a two-month stretch during the 2015-16 NBA season in which Stephen Curry held at least a share of the title of the video game’s best overall player.It’s happening again. MORE LeBRON:How Lakers can quickly change courseCoinciding with the struggles of James and the Lakers through his first season in Los Angeles, the 34-year-old has fallen back and allowed the two primary 2018-19 NBA MVP candidates to tie him atop the “NBA 2K19” ratings.Both Giannis Antetokounmpo and James Harden stand at a rating of 96 Overall.James, who now also sits at 96 Overall after losing a point in the game’s latest roster update, began this NBA season in the top spot with an initial “NBA 2K19” rating of 98 Overall. Despite a solid season statistically, he has been hampered by a groin injury and questioned for his defensive effort. He will miss the playoffs for the first time since 2005 and has been shut down for the remainder of the season.MORE: James talks offseason motivation Antetokounmpo was originally rated 94, a number that has climbed to match his stellar performance this season. He is averaging 27.7 points, 12.5 rebounds and 5.9 assists per game.Kawhi Leonard, Curry and Kevin Durant each are one ratings point behind the three leaders.Bryan Wiedey posts sports gaming news and analysis daily at Pastapadre.com, hosts the Press Row Podcast and can be reached on Twitter @Pastapadre. Harden this season had a stretch of 32 consecutive games in which he scored 30 or more points. Antetokounmpo has led the Bucks to the league’s best record and home-court advantage throughout the playoffs.Harden began “2K19” rated 96 and dropped to 94 in early November; he battled back to 96 during his high-scoring run. The Rockets guard leads the league with 36.2 points per game. (2K Sports) https://images.daznservices.com/di/library/sporting_news/58/34/nba-2k19-james-harden-giannis-antetokounmpo_em1vna6auko31iqzgnvqoqgfe.jpg?t=-289687303&w=500&quality=80