Terrill). Washington at Los Angeles Dodgers, 4 p.m. But Kenta Maeda answered the Dodgers' cries for a decent start by dissolving in a four-run third inning that included a two-run moonshot by Anthony Rendon . For the third time in as many games , Corey Seager gave the Dodgers a first-inning lead, this time on an RBI double, scoring Justin Turner. Maeda retired the side in the second, striking out two, before wilting in the third.
Francona didn't necessarily start this trend of going to his top relievers early in games but the success he experienced in the first game of Cleveland's Division Series against Boston surely emboldened him to continue doing so. They will go into the series as underdogs, but another unlikely victory would give the city in OH their second major championship in 52 years, and the Indians' first since 1948.
Indians: The 24-year-old Merritt made his lone big league start on September 30, when the left-hander held Kansas City to a run and three hits in five innings. For some, though likely not everyone, it's a more interesting conclusion to draw than, say, "Jose Bautista made a comment about Ryan Merritt "shaking in his boots" but then didn't go 3-for-3 with three home runs and six RBI so he failed at his job".
Experienced left-arm spinner Shakib Al Hasan finished the day with 2-46 to complement the 18-year-old Mehedi, who became the seventh Bangladeshi bowler to take five wickets in his Test debut. "We didn't expect it to spin as much as it has done". "I thought he bowled really well, he was very accurate". BBC cricket correspondent Jonathan Agnew: "It's been a fascinating first day's cricket".
That's easier said than done and Ohio State's Top 10 third down conversion rate means getting off the field will be almost as important as scoring points. Penn State had seven out with injuries before starters Brandon Bell and Jason Cabinda returned to practice on Tuesday. The Nittany Lions have lost the last four games to the Buckeyes, including in overtime during the 2014 White Out.
Plunkett, who has recovered from a sore toe, replaces left-arm seamer David Willey in the XI and he will be given an immediate chance to make an impression after England opted to bowl first in overcast conditions. He also said he regretted his reaction to that. Espncrickinfo.com reported Bangladesh have never beaten England in a three-match ODI series. Earlier, Kayes was the aggressor in an opening stand of 80 before being dismissed for 46, working Stokes off his legs straight to ...
It is the third time Murray has won the Shanghai Masters following his back-to-back victories in 2010 and 2011. Djokovic has been off his game since completing his career Grand Slam with a victory at the French Open earlier this season and has talked in recent weeks about putting less pressure on himself to win more slams and hold onto the top ranking.
More significant than how Miller is shutting down the Indians' opposition is the extreme to which he is doing so. The Cubs had gone 21 consecutive scoreless innings before erupting for four runs in the top of the fourth. Merritt is starting Game 5 (which could be a clincher for Cleveland ) and he's thrown just 11 major league innings. Although failing to win the series for 68 years, Cleveland last took part in the final play-offs in 1997.
Cricket Australia's website on Friday said the Test players may head to India after the New Zealand ODI series, forcing captain Steve Smith, opener David Warner and pacer Mitchell Starc to miss the three T20Is against Sri Lanka. All these three centres, incidentally, are the home turfs of BCCI president Anurag Thakur, secretary Ajay Shirke and joint-secretary Amitabh Choudhary respectively.
I'm happy with the side's work. "Defensively, the balance of the team was not flawless sometimes". "There was no goal today but he got two assists and I also like that." Jodlowiec fired meekly at Keylor Navas before Vadis Odjidja-Ofoe hit the post.
He also ran around the right end for a crucial, late fourth-quarter score and added a pass for a 2-point conversion that tied it at 38 with 2:58 to go. Newton threw for 322 yards Sunday afternoon, but carried the ball only twice as the Panthers coaching staff seemed to limit his normally prolific running game in hopes of keeping him healthy and on the field.
The situation is different this time around, however. Whilst Chelsea will prove to be a much tougher opposition than a flimsy Fenerbache side, it was a welcome sight for United fans. "They [Fenerbahce] came with a good defensive plan and stopped us for the first periods of the game but then the first two goals - two clear penalties - opened the door for quality and I think we played well for periods", he added.
McCoy has been a huge part of Buffalo's recent four-game win streak. He's now the second highest rusher in the NFL with a total of 587 yards and the Bills' running game is averaging a league-high 166.5 rushing yards per game. The Bills were also without Marcell Dareus , Jerome Felton and Robert Woods during the beginning of practice. Starting tight end Charles Clay also didn't practice after he hurt his ankle on Sunday.
Normally in the days leading up to the next game, the Broncos talk about their opponent in glowing terms, as if they're one step away from the Super Bowl. The Texans issued their first practice report ahead of that game on Thursday and Osweiler's name is among the most notable on it. Osweiler is listed with a foot issue, although there doesn't seem to be a high likelihood that he'll miss the game as he is listed as a full participant.
Osweiler left the Broncos as a free agent in March for a $72 million deal and the chance to be the franchise quarterback for Houston. He was reportedly miffed about being benched for Peyton Manning in Week 17. He isn't sure what Sunday's comeback win showed about him, but hopes people understand the work he's putting in to get better. It's a sports journalist's gold mine: former Denver Broncos quarterback Brock Osweiler comes to town after leaving the team in a quarterback bind.
Manchester City boss Pep Guardiola has lent support to under-fire goalkeeper Claudio Bravo following his error in the 4-0 defeat to Barcelona on Wednesday. The victory maintained Barcelona's 100% start in Group C and extended their lead over City to five points. "We lost the game 4-0, but we are a new club, we are getting to know each other", he said.
While I certainly don't have any issues with Beckham Jr. celebrating a game-winning touchdown, he has to understand that he can't put the rest of the team in these predicaments. Brandon Williams and Michael Pierce led the line with three tackles each, and much of their work doesn't show up in the stat sheet. He had inside position on Breshad Perriman on a long pass from Joe Flacco and the Ravens receiver seemed to commit offensive interference.
While he did return to close out the game, it became apparent shortly thereafter that Roethlisberger would require surgery. Miami flipped the script, as a healthy offensive line helped lead the way for running back Jay Ajayi to gain 204 yards on the ground, and a rested defense got after quarterback Ben Roethlisberger , forcing two interceptions.
Kompany, after recovering from his recent groin problem sufficiently to play as a substitute against Everton on Saturday , travelled to Barcelona but did not make the matchday squad. The plan enabled City to create a number of good chances, but the trouble was in stopping Barcelona creating plenty for themselves. This was always going to be Pep's biggest challenge, far from a quick fix.
Manchester City's goalkeeper Claudio Bravo leaves the pitch after being shown a red card for handling the ball outside the box. That led to further questioning of the tactics Guardiola chose to deploy and the side he selected. He [could have] helped us a lot from the bench, I thought, in the last 30, 35 minutes when the Barcelona central defenders were exhausted. "With respect to Sergio Aguero , I said after the game it was a tactical decision".
The Bills said afterwards that it wasn't known exactly how bad the injury was . The NFL's 2013 yards-rushing leader then missed the final two games of the season due to a knee injury and finished with 895 yards rushing. The Bills other running backs are sparingly used veteran Reggie Bush and rookie fifth-round pick Jonathan Williams. The league's second-leading rusher had been sidelined with a hamstring injury since Wednesday, but returned to practice in a limited capacity on Friday.
On Monday, Davis and Marc Badain, president of the Raiders, told Nevada lawmakers in a promotional video that the team could build a local fan base and become part of the Las Vegas community. "I would like to thank Gov. Sandoval, the Southern Nevada Tourism Infrastructure Committee, and the members of the Nevada Legislature on this historic day", Raiders owner Mark Davis said in a statement .
In the second half, the Bills' offense started with a three-and-out drive. The Buffalo Bills won their third game in a row with a win over the Los Angeles Rams, which makes what happened on their second play of the game easier to swallow.
When you have played as poorly as Ryan Fitzpatrick has played this season, you have every right to lose your job as quarterback of the Jets. NY is 1-5 over that span. Geno Smith will be the starting quarterback for the Jets when they face the Ravens this weekend and a member of the Jets delivered a great quote about how Smith has arrived at this point.
Sure, against the Packers, he may have thrown the first interception of his fledgling career - but not before setting an National Football League record for passes (176) without a pick - but he outplayed Aaron Rodgers in all facets of the game in an impressive 30-16 win at Lambeau Field.
NEW ORLEANS - Drew Brees passed for 465 yards and four touchdowns, Will Lutz kicked a 52-yard field goal with 11 seconds left, and the New Orleans Saints pulled out a 41-38 victory over the Carolina Panthers on Sunday. Newton ran the ball just twice but said he felt fine physically before and after the game. Newton was not assessed for a concussion, despite taking a head-to-head shot in the game's final minutes as Carolina was attempting a comeback.
The day after Beckham caught a game-winning touchdown against the Ravens (and was then penalized for pulling off his helmet), Manning said in an interview on WFAN that he was willing to overlook certain things. But look back as recently as his game-winning touchdown against the Baltimore Ravens on Sunday, the highlight of a two-score game in which he had 222 receiving yards.
He hit 12 homers in his last 31 postseason games at Fenway Park. "I just thought it was the right time to do it, so that's why I did it". "I was [getting one] in the neck if I didn't squeeze it", Kipnis said. "That means their club is playing hard". He ran a few sprints before settling on a spot in front of a special Red Sox logo that was cut into shallow center field.
Johnson scored a touchdown in each of the first three quarters, including a 58-yard touchdown run. Fitzpatrick was re-signed to a one-year, $12 million deal on the eve of training camp, a move most Jets players celebrated after the veteran quarterback set a franchise record with 31 touchdown passes and led NY to a 10-6 record and within a win of a playoff spot.
Despite leading 3-0 by the 46th minute, Wenger's team kept their foot on the gas and the Frenchman had no qualms about running up the score because he believes fine-tuning his attack will pay dividends in the long run. Arsenal, who made four changes from the side that beat Swansea at the weekend, started brightly with Sanchez racing in behind the Ludogorets defence after being played in by Ozil, but the Chile international's shot was easily blocked.
Every day you have to fight to survive". Ozil has long established himself as Arsenal's creator-in-chief, but his Champions League treble moved him on to six goals for the season and Wenger is keen to see further progress on that front. Shorter term, Olivier Giroud is expected to be in contention for Tuesday night's EFL Cup tie against Reading, with Aaron Ramsey pushing for contention next weekend at Sunderland.
Tributes continued to pour in for the 42-year-old yesterday, with Ireland coach Joe Schmidt hailing Foley's coaching insight. The family said the outpouring of support "will help carry us through these darkest days". "A great great Munster rugby family - his father Brendan played for Ireland, his sister Rosie played for the Ireland women team". The family expressed their gratitude for hundreds of messages of sympathy from fans, many of whom signed books of condolences at Munster's ...
After 11 interceptions thrown by Fitzpatrick and five Jets losses in the season's first six games, the team decided Wednesday that it had seen enough. The Jets' running attack ranks 19th at just 92.5 yards per game. "There's a possibility every week there will be some changes made, player-wise".
Dallas (4-1) leads the NFC East after Philadelphia (3-1) suffered its first loss of the season Sunday. "The Cowboys rushed for 180 yards, rookie running back Ezekiel Elliott ran for 134 including a 60 yard touchdown". He had 11- and nine-catch games in 2014 while with the Patriots. COACHING: A - The Cowboys have improved every game under Jason Garrett's guidance, culminating with the most dominant three quarters of play in years while rolling to a 28-0 lead against the Cincinnati Bengals.
But fans are going to have to take the ups with the downs this year, because that's what the Texans signed up for when they invested in Osweiler. He's been hanging on the past couple years in hopes of getting one last shot at a Super Bowl championship.