Fernandes praises QPR players for their effort against Man Utd

first_imgFollow West London Sport on TwitterFind us on Facebook See also:Man Utd v QPR player ratingsQPR’s biggest problems at Man Utd Tony Fernandes felt QPR’s players showed no lack of effort in their 4-0 defeat against Manchester United.Rangers, without injured midfielders Joey Barton and Jordon Mutch, were completely outclassed in a one-sided match at Old Trafford.And chairman Fernandes tweeted: “Thought we showed to much respect for United today. A weakedned midfield today. But time will tell. Stay Hungary stay focused.“We hit a Hungary United at old Trafford. We will come back. I’m sure Harry saw enough today. To get better.“Thought players put in lots of effort. On today’s performance many many would have faced same result. Stay confident.”Thought players put in lots of effort. On today’s performance many many would have faced same result. Stay confident.— Tony Fernandes (@tonyfernandes) September 14, 2014Meanwhile, former Rangers star David Bardsley felt Barton was sorely missed.Bardsley tweeted: “Big blue heart needs painting on the arm of each players white shirt and get out and wear it.Expectations,win or loose,miss JB attitude.”last_img read more

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QPR v Leeds player ratings

first_imgSee also:Austin gives QPR victory over LeedsApplause for Sandro after QPR winWarnock jokes about abuse from Leeds United fansRangers consider move for Jackett Charlie Austin scored with his first touch after coming on as a substitute to give QPR a deserved win. Here’s how we rated each Rangers player against Leeds.Rob Green: 6Lucky in the first half when his rash decision to rush out of his box went unpunished. Was rarely called into action. AdChoices广告James Perch: 6A solid performance at the back, although he was hardly tested by a poor Leeds side.Grant Hall: 7Another excellent display from the defender, who snuffed out any danger that came his way and dealt well with the physical presence of Chris Wood.Nedum Onuoha: 7Played well and went close with a thunderous 25-yard drive that whistled just over the bar.Paul Konchesky: 6Also rarely tested, but had to defend resolutely in the final 10 minutes and was quick to avert the danger when a dangerous late cross threatened QPR late on.Michael Petrasso: 7Handed his first QPR start and the Canadian was a lively presence on the right of midfield. Deserves a run in the side on this evidence.Sandro: 7The Brazilian flew into a number of challenges in the first half – he has to be careful when launching off the ground into a tackle. He allowed Alejandro Faurlin to be the creative spark in the middle.Alejandro Faurlin: 8A fine game from Faurlin, whose great corner led to the goal. He also came close himself with a 25-yard effort that curled just wide. If he and Sandro can stay fit there’s a really exciting partnership in the making.Yun Suk-Young: 6Worked hard off the ball and tried to get involved going forward, but struggled to make an impact.Junior Hoilett: 7A good display on his return to the side. Workmanlike rather than spectacular, and certainly a willing runner.Matt Phillips: 7Worked hard up front and in wide areas.Charlie Austin: 8Made an immediate impact, although he was gifted space to head home. He was also denied 10 minutes later by a stunning save from Marco Silvestri.Tjaronn Chery: 7Lively after coming on. Always looked for the ball and was part of the double act that helped to push the game further in Rangers’ favour. Perhaps needs a few cameo appearances like this one to build his confidence and regain the form of his first few games. Follow West London Sport on TwitterFind us on Facebooklast_img read more

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Trading Places

first_img 2 SportsLogos.Net Forums Home Link to post Sports Logo News Go To Topic Listing 2 0 Ez Street Posted June 25, 2005 Link to post Mac the Knife 7,583 posts Location:Livonia, NY (near Rochester) 1,247 Posted June 26, 2005 Members Posted June 26, 2005 Sporting a KC. 1,047 Link to post CCSLC award winner 0 bulldogbarks55 All Activity Members Stampman 3,699 posts 0 839 posts Share on other sites Link to post Share on other sites 666 posts Location:Seattle, WA or Salem, OR TwoRsAndTwoLs Followers 0 Link to post FiddySicks 0 Share on other sites Posted June 25, 2005 10,716 15 VitaminD Sign in to follow this   Trading Places Location:Topeka, Kansas Posted June 25, 2005 0 96 Members Ez Street 15 Share this post Share on other sites This topic is now closed to further replies. 10,716 Ok, so you all know I’m geeked about Kansas City possibly getting an NBA or NHL team. It got me thinking about the old Kansas City Kings. I wondered if it would look good to use the current Sacramento Kings logos and turn them into KC Kings logos. They are rumored to be a possible tennant for the Sprint Center.so without further ado…….Coming soon, more possible teams that are looking at Kansas City.C&C is always welcomed. 0 0 0 1,129 Link to post Great logos Streeter!!! I saw an article in the paper why KC would have a better chance at getting a NBA team (maybe New Orleans) than an NHL team.The Sprint downtown Arena will be done in 2007. 7,583 posts Members Link to post Sports Logos Sports Logos KCScout76 132 KCScout76 132 My alone time is for everyone’s safety 0 Posted June 25, 2005 Link to post Location:North America SportsLogos.Net Share this post 0 0 Share this post 0 Location:where the populace is all Flyered up Location:Parts Unknown VitaminD 22,390 posts 2 10,716 Link to post Guys, the Sacramento Kings aren’t going anywhere, and if they were, it sure as hell wouldn’t be back to Kansas City.What I think EZ’s doing is some wishful thinking that, if an NBA team were to relocate there, they’d attempt a name switch with Sacramento, revitalizing the “Kansas City Kings” name, a la the Utah/New Orleans situation we’ve discussed here before. Indeed this and my future concepts are wishful, somewhat unlikely cenarios. But I think that most, if not all, are based on SOME sort of talk. Talk is cheap so take it for that. But I think it’s interesting to see who it looks to juxtapose their position.If anyone else would like to do similar concepts I think that would be cool. I’d be interested to see what someone else could come up with. 0 1,247 I used the “Kansas City” font because I’m didn’t want to create a new one. Perhaps later I will endulge in spending time doing so. I did however spend the time to match the correct font in the Primary Logo. That was fun I guess that’s just my “Cut Up” style.The Kings have been rumored because they were unable to get a new arena in Sac-town. The Maloofs have said it might be something they have to do. Link to post Share on other sites Posted June 26, 2005 Share this post Banned 96 NJTank 1 1 9,371 posts 563 posts 0 I hope Sacramento doesnt lose the Kings. They are great for the city’s economy 132 Posted June 26, 2005 Posted June 25, 2005 2 Being a Mets fan is like being water boarded on a nightly basis 7,583 posts Sporting a KC. Share on other sites 10,482 posts Members 96 Trading Places 0 Share this post I hope Sacramento doesnt lose the Kings. They are great for the city’s economy Who says Sacramento might lose the Kings? The rumor’s been floating around Sacramento for awhile especaially since the Downtown Arena plans fell through as well as the proposed Natomas area arena. Speculation’s been if the team moves they would go to Las Vegas as the Maloof’s have numerous holdings there. However, the talk of moving died down as of late. Mac the Knife The secondary logo with “KC” makes a lot of sense, as opposed to the”SK” they have now. All in all, this is a pretty decent concept. I suppose if the Kings are really rumoured to move to KC, I’d say if the Raiders can go home again, why not the Kings? Besides, as much as I think Sacramento is a pleasant city, I never saw them competing at a major league level. Sign in to follow this   Share this post Location:Topeka, Kansas Members 74-inch DNA vector 0 Share this post 0 Share this post Trading Places Ez Street Location:Oakley (like the sunglasses), California Share on other sites I like your optimism, but I think the Kings will stay in Sacramento. But I like your idea of transferring them BACK to KC. I’d like for someone to do a concept for this team if they transferred back to their ORIGINAL home city of Rochester as the ROYALS. KC changed the name to Kings because of the baseball Royals, even though the two nicknames were totally unrelated..The Rochester Royals were once known as the Seagrams because their sponsor was a local whiskey distributor (Eber Brothers). They changed upon entering the NBL and took the name “ROYALS” from Seagram’s Crown Royal whiskey. I’d love to see a concept using the script wordmark off of the Crown Royal sack the bottle comes in. For their primary logo you could use the actual crown from Crown Royal sitting on a basketball.The Royals colors were always red, white and royal. I know purple is the “royal” color and the Crown Royal whiskey sack is purple with gold embroidery.Maybe someone could do them both ways. This might fall into the request category, but I came here because I felt it would get more views. 0 Share this post Share on other sitescenter_img Members NJTank GeorgesL I’m with 2R/2Ls on that – that tertiary is ridiculously good. If it’s their property, it’s underutilized. If that’s yours, you’ve gotta go track down the Maloofs and talk about a licensing deal.I like the set, but I don’t know if the Royals’ “KANSAS CITY” font goes with the style of numbers the Kings use, or with their home wordmark. And even though I like the old-school alts more than either one of the jerseys they use now, they don’t really fit in with the present look. Maybe they could take some elements from the old sets and put them into a more modern look – incorporate the colors, or put the last names under the numbers on the back. Link to post FiddySicks Share on other sites 31,371 posts 1,459 posts Recommended Posts We’re on to 2020. By Ez Street, June 25, 2005 in Sports Logo News Awesome look EZstreet 4,610 posts 0 Share on other sites Share on other sites Members Stampman Location:Sacramento, California GeorgesL 0 Banned All Activity Share on other sites 53,174 posts 7,012 posts I hope Sacramento doesnt lose the Kings. They are great for the city’s economy Sacto has an economy? 5,450 posts pooter Link to post Favourite Logos:Sacramento Republic FC 0 18,373 posts Brass Ez Street Stupid Question: Do the Kings actually use that Tertiary? I like it a lot, but I’ve never seen it… though I don’t keep up on basketball very well. TwoRsAndTwoLs 3,326 1,047 Favourite Logos:Kansas City Chiefs, Kansas City Royals Members Ez Street Share on other sites Share on other sites 1 Link to post 1 15 RickV 0 The Drive For Five Is Alive! Posted June 26, 2005 1,047 4,610 posts 0 Members Followers 0 Location:Belleville, NJ Location:Topeka, Kansas Share on other sites 0 Link to post Favourite Logos:Kansas City Chiefs, Kansas City Royals Shark Hates Brown Posted June 26, 2005 0 Share on other sites Share this post Share on other sites Posted June 26, 2005 Share this post Share on other sites Members The artist formally known as Bucfan56 Great job Streeter!I know they have different nicknames, but did you ever think of trying something with the Scouts mixed with the Devils? 2 0 Link to post tp49 IronChefShark 3,326 1 I hope Sacramento doesnt lose the Kings. They are great for the city’s economy Who says Sacramento might lose the Kings? Well they lost the Goldminers to San Antonio… bulldogbarks55 I hope Sacramento doesnt lose the Kings. They are great for the city’s economy Who says Sacramento might lose the Kings? Link to post Share this post tp49 I hope Sacramento doesnt lose the Kings. They are great for the city’s economy Sacto has an economy? Yep and if the State government ever moved we’d have no economy here. Members 3,326 The Drive For Five Is Alive! Share this post 1,047 Posted June 25, 2005 Posted June 25, 2005 1 Link to post Share this post Members Share this post 1,129 Posted June 26, 2005 2 Favourite Logos:Kansas City Chiefs, Kansas City Royals pooter I like your optimism, but I think the Kings will stay in Sacramento. But I like your idea of transferring them BACK to KC. The Royals colors were always red, white and royal. I know purple is the “royal” color and the Crown Royal whiskey sack is purple with gold embroidery. I’d personally like to see them come back to Cincinnati as the Royals. Then the greatest basketball player of all time (Oscar Robertson) would have a home town team again. Members Posted June 26, 2005 0 IronChefShark Share this post Link to post 1,247 Location:Lee’s Summit, Missouri Sporting a KC. Brass 1 1,047 1,129 1 Share this post tp49 RickV 1 Guys, the Sacramento Kings aren’t going anywhere, and if they were, it sure as hell wouldn’t be back to Kansas City.What I think EZ’s doing is some wishful thinking that, if an NBA team were to relocate there, they’d attempt a name switch with Sacramento, revitalizing the “Kansas City Kings” name, a la the Utah/New Orleans situation we’ve discussed here before. 0 Ez Street Posted June 26, 2005 1,047 0 tp49 Favourite Logos:New York MetsDetroit Red WingsBoston Celtics Members Posted June 25, 2005 0 Forums Home Members Sports Logo News Share this postlast_img read more

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Defender is on Manchester United’s radar – Club looking to push…

first_imgEvery time we see that the Portuguese media has a story about Ruben Dias, we check if Manchester United are being mentioned once again. It’s happened one more time this morning, since Lisbon newspaper Record has the Benfica defender on their front page.The outlet claims the Eagles are planning to make Dias new Luisão, who made over 500 appearances for the club, and retired last year.For that to happen, club president Luís Felipe Vieira is looking to give him a new contract, raising his release clause from €66m to €88m, and making him the new club captain.Embed from Getty ImagesAt the end of the story, Manchester United are mentioned. Record writes that Dias remains on the radar of rich clubs such as the Red Devils, Juventus and Atletico Madrid.They recall that Benfica have stopped Lyon from signing the player in the past, and should continue to fight to keep him in the squad for many years.So for any of these clubs to get Dias, they should trigger the release clause before it gets too high.by Taboolaby TaboolaSponsored LinksSponsored LinksPromoted LinksPromoted LinksTrending TodayForge of Empires – Free Online GameWill You Build The Most Beautiful City?Forge of Empires – Free Online GameUndo聽多多 Hearmore.asia1969年前出生的香港居民現可免費試戴頂尖的歐洲助聽器聽多多 Hearmore.asiaUndoCNN with DBS BankWhat Banks Did To Help Corporations Mitigate Future CrisesCNN with DBS BankUndoLoans | Search AdsNeed a loan? Search hereLoans | Search AdsUndoTheTopFiveVPNEnjoy Netflix Now Without Any RestrictionsTheTopFiveVPNUndoSmart Tech TrendEveryone with Bad Vision Needs Those Revolutionary Adjustable Glasses!Smart Tech TrendUndoSingles50Hong Kong: A 40+ Dating Site That Actually Works!Singles50Undo熱門話題來自日本的抽脂丸讓胖了10幾年的她變成靚女!熱門話題UndoKeto减肥1個簡單的妙招一夜「融化」腹部贅肉(今晚試試)Keto减肥Undolast_img read more

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Barcelona seems to have found the perfect replacement for Messi

first_imgBarcelona sees Juventus star Paulo Dybala as an ideal replacement for Leo Messi if the Argentine genius requests a transfer. This was reported by Tuttosport.The situation in both clubs is tense, especially at the “Camp Nou”, where they are preparing a lot of changes after the humiliating 2: 8 from Bayern Munich in the Champions League. The first was the appointment of Ronald Koeman as coach in place of Kike Setien.The Dutchman has already had a conversation with Messi, in which the six-time winner of the Golden Ball told him that he is currently closer to the exit. Leo is furious that details of his conversation with Kuman immediately leaked to the media.His agreement with Barcelona is until 2021 and if it is not renewed soon, it is possible to reach a transfer. His name is associated with PSG, Inter and Manchester City. Dibala, on the other hand, cannot yet negotiate a new contract with Juve. According to the media of Botusha, he wants 15 million euros per season, which in practice will be a doubling of his current salary. For now, the Turinese are refusing to pay him that much because the club has suffered financial losses due to the coronavirus pandemic.Read more news from the world of football in Gol.bgWorks on the publication: Kamelia Tsvetanovalast_img read more

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Montague boys squad shakes off slow start, beats improving Hart Pirates 54-39

first_img DEAL OF THE DAY Inappropriate / Offensive Bestseller Bestseller Not relevant DEAL OF THE DAY By Dave TomczakLocalSportsJournal.comMONTAGUE – After a less than stellar start, the Montague’ boys basketball team used the long ball to jump start its offense on Friday.The host Wildcats knocked down four second-quarter 3’s to pull away from Hart, 54-39, in West Michigan Conference action.Montague improved its conference record to 6-5 overall with the win, and 4-4 in the league. Hart drops to 7-5 overall and 3-5 in the WMC.With the game tied 7-7 after the first quarter, the Wildcats started the second quarter with a 16-2 run, including back-to-back-to-back 3-pointers from Kenyan Johnston (who had two) and Nick Stever.Hunter Mosher gets ready to make the move down low against Hart’s Alec Kempker. Photo/Leo Valdez“Offensively, we were a little sloppy in the first quarter,” said Montague coach David Osborne. “But our defense was fine, and we were able to hold them down offensively, too.”The Pirates’ Hunter Tubbs hit four free throws in the final minute of the first half to pull his team within 10 points, 23-13, at the break.Hart’s offense came alive in the third quarter, scoring 15 points, but Montague moved inside, running its offense through center Hunter Mosher, who either attacked the rim or kicked the ball back out to open guards.Although the Pirates were able to cut the lead to eight with less than a minute left in the third, the Wildcats still scored 16 points in the quarter and headed to the fourth with a 39-28 lead.Johnston put an exclamation point on the quarter by nailing a long-distance 3-pointer at the buzzer.“Hunter wasn’t very active in the first half, so I challenged him at the half,” Osborne said about Mosher. “He picked it up in the second half, and that helped open things up for us from the outside.”Mosher scored six of his 11 points in the final quarter as Montague pulled away with a 15-11 scoring advantage.Montague was led in scoring by Stever with 17 points, Johnston had 13, and Mosher finished with nine rebounds and three blocks.Tubbs led the Pirates with 20 points, and Alec Kempker grabbed 10 rebounds.O’rian Torres drives to the hoop against Montague’s Drew Collins. Photo/Leo Valdez Shares × DEAL OF THE DAY Not relevant ENDS IN The League (1461) $14.99 Displayed poorly Thank you! This will help us improve your ad experience. We will try not to show you such ads again. Bestseller Bestseller (8187) Displayed poorly Other Add Comments (Max 320 characters) A Warrior’s Heart Add Comments (Max 320 characters) $59.99 Report a problem This item is… Displayed poorly Other Thank you! This will help us improve your ad experience. We will try not to show you such ads again. ENDS IN × Ads by Amazon Report a problem This item is… Displayed poorly ENDS IN Fox Sports Go ENDS IN (1862) Not relevant ENDS IN Displayed poorly Bestseller Thank you! This will help us improve your ad experience. We will try not to show you such ads again. Dude Perfect Signature Bow Nerf Sports Bi… $0.00 Franklin Sports MLB Electronic Baseball … ENDS IN Thank you! This will help us improve your ad experience. We will try not to show you such ads again. Bestseller × $0.00 Report a problem This item is… (35539) Inappropriate / Offensive Bestseller $15.29$17.99 0 Displayed poorly Displayed poorly Add Comments (Max 320 characters) (124) Add Comments (Max 320 characters) Not relevant Displayed poorly Report a problem This item is… Not relevant Not relevant Add Comments (Max 320 characters) × Add Comments (Max 320 characters) × DEAL OF THE DAY Other Thank you! This will help us improve your ad experience. We will try not to show you such ads again. DEAL OF THE DAY DEAL OF THE DAY Inappropriate / Offensive × Range: Why Generalists Triumph in a Special… $0.00 FOX Sports: Stream live NFL, College Footbal… Inappropriate / Offensive $26.86$49.99 (22) Inappropriate / Offensive Inappropriate / Offensive Other Thank you! This will help us improve your ad experience. We will try not to show you such ads again. Not relevant ENDS IN × × Report a problem This item is… Inappropriate / Offensive Share Thank you! This will help us improve your ad experience. We will try not to show you such ads again. $3.99 Share Add Comments (Max 320 characters) Other ENDS IN Report a problem This item is… Add Comments (Max 320 characters) Mail Other Not relevant Thank you! This will help us improve your ad experience. We will try not to show you such ads again. Inappropriate / Offensive DEAL OF THE DAY Report a problem This item is… Bestseller NBC Sports Shop Now Other Report a problem This item is… (1009) Other DEAL OF THE DAY (33138) Ads by Amazonlast_img read more

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Van Lange mops up third GTTA junior title in 2019

first_imgBy Royston Alkins  Junior sensation Jonathan Van Lange of the Titans Table Tennis Club, mopped up his third junior national title for 2019 after he won the boys under – 13 title in the 2019 Guyana Table Tennis Association (GTTA) National Mini and Pre-Cadet Championships at the Cliff Anderson Sports Hall (CASH). Van Lange in March copped both the boys under – 15 and 18 titles at the GTTA’s junior nationals. Yesterday, the 12-year-old added to his already impressive year by accounting for his sparring mate Krystian Sahadeo in the final 11-1, 11-6, 13-11 to walk away with the crown.  Van Lange in the semis defeated another club mate of his – Dhanesh Persaud – 11-4, 11-9, 11-8 while Sahadeo who continues to elevate his game, got to the final with an 11-9, 11-6, 11-9 win over Colin Wong. Malachi Moore is the new boys under – 11 champ (Royston Alkins photo)  Meanwhile, golden girl Jasmine Billingy who is sponsored by Car Care, clinched her second title of the championships by taking the girls’ under – 13 top prize.  Billingy, who wears a championship swagger, got past the swiftly developing Samara Sukhai 11-3, 11-3, 11-9 in the final. Sukhai, in the semis, defeated Akira Watson while Billingy got her way with Tatyana Mohamed 11-9, 11-5, 11-9.  In the final event of the day, the impressionable Malachi Moore captured the boys’ under-11 title by downing Ebo McNeil in the final. The dominant Jonathan Van Lange secured yet another GTTA title in 2019 (Royston Alkins photo)  McNeil, who had his moments, led the first game 9-6 before Moore pounced on several opportunities to win the game 11-9.  Moore, who turns out for the Malteenoes Sports Club, continued to be tested by the Lindener McNeil but fought him off to take the next two sets 13-11, 11-8 to secure his crown. The championship continues today where the under-15 and 18 players go up against each other.last_img read more

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New center field backdrop has Dodgers hitters adjusting

first_imgLast Updated: 9th July, 2020 07:53 IST New Center Field Backdrop Has Dodgers Hitters Adjusting The Los Angeles Dodgers were eager to show off $100 million worth of stadium renovations to fans and a national audience at the All-Star Game this summer Written By Associated Press Television News SUBSCRIBE TO US First Published: 9th July, 2020 07:53 IST FOLLOW UScenter_img WATCH US LIVE The Los Angeles Dodgers were eager to show off $100 million worth of stadium renovations to fans and a national audience at the All-Star Game this summer.Turns out, it appears only players are going to see the changes up close this season because of the coronavirus pandemic, which will keep the public out of the ballpark for at least the early portion of a 60-game schedule that begins July 23. The Dodgers won’t host the All-Star festivities until 2022.The black tarp that served as the backdrop in center field is gone, replaced by a new center field plaza that may take some getting used to for hitters.First baseman Max Muncy was hit by a pitch on his left ring finger during the team’s intrasquad game Tuesday.“I couldn’t really see the ball,” he said Wednesday on a video conference call. “I’m trying to adjust to some of the changes out there.”Muncy said he’ll stop swinging a bat while his finger heals, but he expects to be ready for opening day.The new batter’s eye has a bar on top of it that is out of the hitters’ view but where fans can watch the game — under normal circumstances. There’s a new pedestrian walkway behind the speaker towers in center field that encircles the stadium.“It’s different from what we’re used to,” Muncy said. “Pitchers are pretty happy about the batter’s eye out there.”Manager Dave Roberts said, “You don’t want a player to not be able to see, to put him in harm’s way. For Max to say he couldn’t see the ball because of the background, that’s a little unsettling.”Meanwhile, closer Kenley Jansen, outfielder A.J. Pollock, infielder Gavin Lux, catching prospect Keibert Ruiz and pitchers Scott Alexander, Pedro Báez and Tony Gonsolin haven’t reported to Dodger Stadium since summer camp began a week ago.Roberts has said he can’t comment on the reasons for the absences.“I’m hopeful we’ll get all those guys back soon,” he said.Teams are prohibited from saying whether a player tested positive for COVID-19 unless the player gives permission. The COVID-19 injured list, which has been added during the pandemic, will be kept confidential.Roberts and President of Baseball Operations Andrew Friedman have said there have been positive tests among players, but didn’t reveal any names.The Dodgers have 2 1/2 weeks of workouts and three exhibition games to prepare for the shortened season.“Being late to summer camp certainly puts them behind the 8-ball because of the repetitions, getting your legs under you, getting the at-bats, the innings, building up, all that stuff. Certainly it makes it a little more difficult,” Roberts said.Each of the missing players figures to have a role in the team’s push to return to the World Series after losing in back-to-back appearances in 2017 and 2018.Jansen has been the team’s closer since 2012 and earned his 300th career save last year. Pollock hit .266 with 15 home runs and 47 RBIs in 86 games last season, when he missed 2 1/2 months because of an elbow injury. Pollock’s wife gave birth to a girl three months prematurely in May.“If there’s any chance of putting her at risk, it gets to be a difficult decision,” Pollock told SportsNetLA, the team’s TV network, last month.Báez and Alexander would work in relief. Gonsolin is among those in the running to fill David Price’s spot in the starting rotation. Lux was a September call-up last year who homered in his first at-bat in his postseason debut. Ruiz could make his debut this season.The Dodgers will be without Price and right-hander Jimmy Nelson this year. Price has decided to sit out after being acquired from Boston last offseason, while Nelson underwent back surgery and is out for the season.NOTES: RHP AJ Ramos, added to the 60-man player pool, threw a 30-pitch bullpen Tuesday. The former All-Star reliever last pitched for the Mets in 2018, going 2-2 with a 6.41 ERA in 28 appearances.Image credits: AP LIVE TV COMMENTlast_img read more

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Trial of former athletics chief Diack for doping cover-up to begin

first_imgPARIS, (Reuters) – Lamine Diack, the disgraced former head of athletics’ governing body, goes on trial in Paris today on charges of corruption and money laundering linked to a Russian doping scandal. Prosecutors allege he solicited 3.45 million euros ($3.89 million) from athletes suspected of doping to cover up the allegations and allow them to continue competing, including in the 2012 London Olympics.Diack, who turned 87 on Sunday, has denied wrongdoing. His lawyers have said the accusations are baseless.Diack, from Senegal, led the governing IAAF, now renamed World Athletics, from 1999-2015 and was among the most influential men in the sport. He lives under house arrest in Paris and faces a jail sentence of up to 10 years if convicted. The trial had been due to start in January but was postponed after new documents containing testimony from his son and co-defendant, Papa Massata Diack, were submitted to the court.Senegal has refused to extradite Papa Massata, who worked as a marketing consultant for the IAAF. He also faces charges of money laundering, corruption and breach of trust, according to the indictment, and will be tried in absentia.The other defendants are Habib Cisse, Diack’s former lawyer at the IAAF; Gabriel Dolle, who oversaw doping tests at the IAAF; and Russians Valentin Balakhnitchev and Alexei Melnikov, who were Russia’s athletics’ federation chief and head athletics coach respectively at the time of the alleged cover-up. Investigators at the French National Financial Prosecutor’s Office (PNF) describe a web of corruption in world athletics under Diack’s leadership.In a separate case, French prosecutors are investigating alleged bribes related to the Olympics and World Athletics Championships.They suspect Tokyo’s bidding committee bribed the Diacks in 2013 to secure votes, which the committee has denied. Sebastian Coe, Diack’s successor, has undertaken to rebuild trust in athletics and has introduced changes to the sport’s governance.last_img read more

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