first_imgDon Drysdale in 1968 went 58+ innings without giving up a run.  Most people felt this would last forever.  What he forgot to do was to tell the Dodger management not to draft a pitcher named Orel Hershiser.  In 1988 Orel proceeded to go 59 innings without giving up a run.  As far as I know, this record still stands.This year Zack Greinke, also of the Dodgers, went 45+ innings without giving up a run.  During his streak and beyond, he faced 277 right-handed batters and held them to a .105 batting average.  He also only walked 4 batters during that time.  At the time this article was written, Greinke had a 1.69 ERA and 18 wins.  If you want to make pitching history, the Dodger organization is a good place to do so.  Remember, they also had a guy named Koufax.last_img read more

first_img Promoted Content2020 Tattoo Trends: Here’s What You’ll See This YearTop 10 Most Romantic Nations In The WorldBirds Enjoy Living In A Gallery Space Created For Them6 Incredibly Strange Facts About Hurricanes8 Scenes That Prove TV Has Gone Too FarIncredible Discoveries That Puzzled The Whole WorldYou’ve Only Seen Such Colorful Hairdos In A Handful Of Anime9 Facts You Should Know Before Getting A TattooIs This The Most Delicious Food In The World?8 Addictive And Fun Coffee FactsWho Is The Most Powerful Woman On Earth?Top 10 Female Stars Everyone Had A Crush On In The 90s Manchester City boss, Pep Guardiola, was left upset with his players after they failed to learn from Liverpool’s mistakes in losing to Arsenal. Mikel Arteta’s Gunners beat the new Premier League champions 2-1 at the Emirates Stadium on Wednesday night, when they defended deep and pressed their opponents impressively, resulting in errors from Virgil van Dijk and Alisson that led to Gunners goals. Then just three days later at Wembley, ex-City assistant boss Arteta laid a similar trap that resulted in Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang’s brace beating Guardiola’s men 2-0 in the FA Cup semi-final. “We didn’t play good,” a frustrated Guardiola told BT Sport at full-time. “The only regret is not to lose the game – that can happen – but it is that we did not play the first half like we play the second. We did not play good and on a day when you had to, we did not.Advertisement “We started low and without the way you have to play. We are always ready many times but today we were not. read also:Guardiola urges Man City to extend Wembley mastery “I knew they play five at the back and with high pressing. They defended well. It happened against Liverpool too so we knew it. But we were not good. We have to play good to go through. “Now we have two weeks so we want to play the final [of the Champions League]. We want to be in rhythm. It is the last opportunity we have to go through [to win another trophy].” FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmail分享 center_img Loading… last_img read more

first_imgBy Jerry MackeyDUBUQUE, Iowa (June 18) – Dan Shelliam took his Rocket chassis to the top side of the smooth track and set sail from his second row start and went on to record a comfortable Out-Pace Racing Late Model feature win over Luke Merfeld and Jeremiah Hurst at Dubuque Speedway.The Merfeld Brothers IMCA Modified feature was a real crowd pleaser as Jed Frieburger turned around a so-so season with a very impressive win in the 20 lap feature event. Freiburger held off Jeff Larson by less than a car length at the finish line. Mark Schulte crossed under the checkers in third.The GSI IMCA Northern SportMods saw first-time winner Jerry Miles capture the 15-lapper. Miles has shown great improvement early in the season and has established himself as a frontrunner in the very tough SportMod class. Miles held off Eastern Iowa’s hottest driver Tyler Soppe in taking the win. Ryan Duhme ran with the leaders the entire race before settling for third.Greg Gill scored his second consecutive IMCA Sunoco Stock Car feature win.last_img read more

first_imgKarl F. Walker, 84 of Greensburg, passed away on Sunday, August 25, 2019. Karl was born on November 10, 1934 in Greensburg, the son of Sheldon and Mildred (Rolfes) Walker. He was a 1952 graduate of Greensburg High School. After high school he attended Hanover College, graduating from there in 1956. Later that same year, on November 17, 1956, he married Patricia Rasdall. He finished up his schooling at Indiana University, graduating in 1959 with his Law Degree.Karl practiced Law in Decatur County for 51 years. He was partner of the Rolfes, Garvey, Walker and Robbins Firm and held four terms as Prosecuting Attorney in Decatur County. He was a member of the Kiwanis, the Greensburg Country Club, St. Mary’s Catholic Church, the Elks Lodge and the Indiana Bar Association. Karl loved to travel, golf and play cards with his buddies.Survivors include his wife of 62 years Patricia, his son – Greg (Laura) Walker of Boise, ID; his two daughters – Kimberly Kazimier of Fortville, IN and Kelly (David) Oakley of Greensburg; his six grandchildren – Nicole Walker, Michael Walker, Zach Kazimier, Shane Kazimier, Greg Oakley and Erica Oakley; and four great grandchildren – Colden Oakley, Brelynn Oakley, Chloe Kazimier and Avery Kazimier. He was preceded in death by his parents and his sister Mary Ann Maudlin.A Rosary will be prayed on Thursday, August 29, 2019 at 3PM and visitation will follow from 4PM – 8PM at the Gilliland-Howe Funeral Home. A Funeral Mass will begin at 3PM on Friday, August 30, 2019 at the St. Mary’s Catholic Church. Burial will follow at the St. Mary’s Catholic Cemetery. Memorial contributions may be made to the Alzheimer’s Association or St. Mary’s Catholic Church. Online condolences may be made to the family at read more

first_img “The manager made a couple of signings (striker Daniel Sturridge and midfielder Philippe Coutinho) in January which gave us a boost so we’re showing positive signs but we have to take it into next season.” While most of the focus has been on Liverpool’s attacking strengths, the goalless draw in Sunday’s 220th Merseyside derby was Liverpool’s 15th clean sheet of the season – three more than they managed last year. “You want to score goals and keep clean sheets. Myself and Pepe (Jose Reina) have always enjoyed keeping clean sheets and breaking records,” Carragher added. “I think only Manchester City are ahead of us (in clean sheets). “But it is about coming together as a team and winning games, whether you keep clean sheets or score lots of goals the main thing is getting three points. We’ve kept a clean sheet but not scored. We’d have loved to have won 2-1 without keeping a clean sheet.” The season may be petering out for Liverpool but Carragher has no intention of taking it easy as the end of his playing career approaches. “I’ve got two games left for Liverpool and I’ll give it 100 per cent whether we’re at the top or the bottom of the league,” he said. “I am going to thoroughly enjoy the last two games.” Liverpool vice-captain Jamie Carragher retires in a couple of weeks and is confident he will leave the club where he has spent his entire career in a healthy position. There has been much debate about how manager Brendan Rodgers will replace an experienced centre-back with 735 appearances. But the player himself believes the side has matured over the course of the season – admittedly with him at the heart of defence for half of it – and will continue to do so after he has gone. “The second half of the season there has been more experience and the manager has implemented his ideas more and you can see that in results in and around January-February time we went on a decent run.” said Carragher center_img Press Associationlast_img read more

first_img For United, the standards are higher. “The pressure was always going to be high,” said Jagielka. “I am sure he knew that once he took the job. He wasn’t going to get a quiet life at Manchester United. “At Everton he could grow into the season. “You can’t grow into the season at Manchester United. You need to come out firing on all cylinders. You can’t give the others too much of a lead. “I am more than sure he will get Manchester United where they need to be. He just needs that little bit more time. But sometimes, time seems a hard thing to get at that top level.” Pressure at all levels of the game has never been more intense, nor reaction more widespread or extreme. Given what he achieved in 11 years at Goodison Park, it was sad the vast majority of Everton fans opted to abuse Moyes, rather than acknowledge him. “It is how fickle football is,” said Jagielka. “When you leave a big club like Everton, with such passionate fans, I am sure David Moyes expected the reception.” Though Jagielka spent six years working with Moyes, he is now working for another master. Yet, without meaning to, the England defender underlined the difference between Everton managers past and present. Moyes has been criticised – unfairly at times – for negativity and excessive caution, which some are starting to raise more often. Roberto Martinez showed at Wigan he was not given to cautious thinking, even in the nerve-shredding heat of a relegation battle. It should have come as no surprise therefore that the visitors were pushing forward at the end, just as Martinez demanded. “The manager is ultra positive, whether that is the people he picks, the formations we play or the belief he has,” said Jagielka. “When someone has such self-confidence, it rubs off massively on his players. “David Moyes left Everton in great shape for the new manager to come in and use his philosophies to take us to another dimension. “He has been clever enough with his signings and the squad has different options now.” On current form, Everton’s next task is even harder; Arsenal away, another fixture they have not won for some considerable time, in this instance January 1996. “One down, one to go,” said Jagielka. “We are confident at the moment and obviously it is easier to tell someone to do something when he is happy and scoring goals or keeping clean sheets. “The test for us – and hopefully we don’t have one – will be how we deal with a bad period.” Press Association The Red Devils have been suffering all season from the failure to strengthen the squad Sir Alex Ferguson left behind. Cristiano Ronaldo headed a lengthy list of top-name players the club were strongly linked with, and the pursuit of Cesc Fabregas was another obvious attempt to bring in fresh blood. Phil Jagielka has claimed former boss David Moyes was let down in the summer by the men responsible for bringing new players to Manchester United. In the end, only Marouane Fellaini was captured – at a cost of £27.5million – and even that had to be forced through on deadline day after the Belgian agreed to pass up some bonuses remaining on his Everton contract. The result has been a series of disappointing performances, with Jagielka the latest to profit after leading Everton to their first Old Trafford victory in 21 years. “I have a lot of time and respect for David Moyes,” said Jagielka. “I do feel sorry for him. The fixture list wasn’t that kind initially and the people who were making those decisions about transfers in the summer didn’t help him out one bit. “He has some good people around him and some great players in his squad. “He just needs to add a few more. Once he gets that sorted and he gets more of his team rather than a team he has been given, that is the acid test but I think he will come through it, 100 per cent.” Yet Jagielka is acutely aware the expectations at United far exceed those at Everton, where Moyes made a habit of starting slowly and finishing fast. Steering the Merseyside outfit regularly into the top eight – and above Liverpool for the past two seasons – can be achieved by dropping points early. last_img read more

first_imgNew Delhi: Vikas Kandola’s early raiding brilliance ensured Haryana Steelers thrashed Season 6 runners-up Gujarat Fortunegiants 41-24 in a Pro Kabaddi League encounter here on Wednesday. Vikas (8 points), Prashanth Kumar Rai (8 points) and Ravi Kumar with a High 5 (6 tackle points) led an all-round performance from the Steelers that saw the side jump to third place in the Season 7 points table.In-form Haryana Steelers, who had lost only one match in their previous five, started the match on the front foot with their leader raider Vikas once again in the thick of things at the Thyagaraj Sports Complex. The Gujarat defence, despite having the best tackle success rates in Season 7, struggled to contain the Haryana raiding unit as the Steelers pulled clear.Sunil Kumar and Parvesh Bhainswal both struggled to contain Kandola, and the raider inflicted the first All-Out on Fortunegiants with a 3-point raid in the 15th minute of the first half to move an 8-point lead.Ruturaj Koravi successfully tackled Vikas Kandola twice in latter stages but Haryana’s raider Vinay and Prashanth Kumar Rai quickly revived their star to close the first half with scores 20-11 in favour of the Haryana side.While the raiders usually walk away with all the credit for the Steelers, the defence has been more than influential in their winning streak. The likes of Ravi Kumar and Vikas Kale were in form again, dominating the early exchanges in the second half, which led to another All-Out for the Fortunegiants in the fifth minute of the half.The Gujarat team struggled to keep Vikas Kandola in the bench despite a few successful tackles because Vinay and Prashanth were having an equally good game.Vinay’s three-point raid with 8 minutes remaining in the match forced another All-Out on a hapless Gujarat team as Haryana cruised to a 21-point lead. The Haryana team chose to experiment in the final stages of the match, giving rest to Vikas Kandola, and wrapped up the match without even giving away one All-Out. For all the Latest Sports News News, Other Sports News, Download News Nation Android and iOS Mobile Apps.last_img read more

first_imgBy Ian RansomBRISBANE (Reuters) – Australia sealed a dominant 10-wicket victory before lunch on day five of the series-opening Ashes Test today, having chased 170 runs without loss in a blow to England’s pride.Steve Smith’s team will head to the second Test in Adelaide this week brimming with confidence after decisively breaking England’s resistance at the Gabba.Openers David Warner and Cameron Bancroft, having driven Australia to 114 at stumps on day four, needed only 56 runs to complete the win in the morning and rarely looked in danger.Vice-captain Warner finished unbeaten on 87, with Bancroft 82 not out after enjoying a maiden half-century in his Test debut.The debutant finished the match in style, bringing up the wins by smashing all-rounder Chris Woakes to the long-off fence twice, sparking a roar from the modest Monday crowd of 6,154.“It was good fun obviously, to share a good partnership was nice and to get the win in the end was good,” Bancroft said.Four years after thrashing Alastair Cook’s England by 386 runs at the Gabba on the way to a 5-0 whitewash in 2013/14, Australia extended their unbeaten record at the venue against their old foes to 31 years.With Mike Gatting’s team the last English side to win at the Gabba in 1986, captain Joe Root had said his team were about due for a breakthrough.And at the end of day three, with the match still in the balance, paceman Stuart Broad said they were the best-positioned they had been in 30 years to win at the ground.four, however, as England lost 5-40 during a fierce pace assault to be skittled for 195 in their second innings.Australia were left needing 170 runs for victory and Warner and Bancroft batted superbly after tea to drive the hosts to 114 without loss.The game had enthralled for three days.Australia’s fast bowlers struggled to capitalise on their edge in pace on a surprisingly slow and tepid Gabba pitch, while England’s rookie batsmen showed impressive composure in their Ashes debuts.While opener Mark Stoneman, James Vince and Dawid Malan all scored half-centuries, none could go on to really make Australia pay or stand up under pressure in the second innings when it really counted.ENGLAND 1st innings 302 (J. Vince 83, D. Malan 56, M. Stoneman 53) Australia 1st innings 328 (S. Smith 141no, S. Marsh 51) England 2nd innings (Overnight: 33-2)A. Cook c Starc b Hazlewood 7M. Stoneman c Smith b Lyon 27J. Vince c Smith b Hazlewood 2J. Root lbw b Hazlewood 51D. Malan c Smith b Lyon 4M. Ali st Paine b Lyon 40J. Bairstow c Handscomb b Starc 42C. Woakes c Smith b Starc 17S. Broad c Paine b Starc 2J. Ball c Handscomb b Cummins 1J. Anderson not out 0Extras (nb-2) 2Total (all out, 71.4 overs) 195Fall of wickets: 1-11 A. Cook,2-17 J. Vince,3-62 M. Stoneman,4-74 D. Malan,5-113 J. Root,6-155 M. Ali,7-185 C. Woakes,8-194 J. Bairstow,9-195 S. Broad,10-195 J. BallBowling : M. Starc 16 – 1 – 51 – 3(nb-1), J. Hazlewood 16 – 3 – 46 – 3,P. Cummins 12.4 – 4 – 23 – 1, N. Lyon 24 – 4 – 67 – 3(nb-1), S. Smith 3 – 0 – 8 – 0AUSTRALIA 2nd innings (Target: 170 runs)C. Bancroft not out 82D. Warner not out 87Extras (lb-2 nb-1, w1) 4Total (for no loss, 50 overs) 173Fall of wickets:To bat: S. Smith, U. Khawaja, P. Handscomb, S. Marsh, T. Paine, M. Starc, P. Cummins, N. Lyon, J. HazlewoodBowling: J. Anderson 11 – 2 – 27 – 0(nb-1), S. Broad 10 – 2 – 20 – 0,M. Ali 4 – 0 – 23 – 0, C. Woakes 11- – 1 – 46 – 0, J. Ball 8 – 1 – 38 – 0, J. Root 6 – 1 – 17 – 0last_img read more

first_img Published on January 31, 2014 at 4:44 am Contact Josh: Facebook Twitter Google+ For Spain, everything was clicking. Ricky Rubio and Juan Carlos Navarro sliced into the paint with ease. Marc Gasol was unstoppable in the low post. A once-unsettling 13-point deficit was all but erased. With ball possession and trailing by only one with 17 seconds left, the Spaniards called timeout. It was a game in August of 2010 billed the “Global Community Cup” — a matchup in Madrid of the world’s premier basketball teams: the United States and Spain. Halfway through the timeout, U.S. assistant coach Jim Boeheim suggested to head coach Mike Krzyzewski a defensive adjustment for the game’s final possession. Krzyzewski listened. Team USA switched to a 2-3 zone, Kevin Durant blocked two shots and the Americans escaped with a one-point victory. AdvertisementThis is placeholder text“We haven’t tried it since,” Boeheim joked. “I guess we’re saving it. We’re saving it for a big moment someplace down the road.”Krzyzewski, the master general. Boeheim, the artful tactician. The elite of the elite — 1,914 combined victories on the Division I college level. Hall of Famers. Cornerstones of two of the most storied programs in college sports. Two of the most respected individuals in all of basketball.But as Krzyzewski talked about in his Hall of Fame induction speech, “two is better than one, if two can act as one.” And together, as coaches for the U.S. men’s national team, Krzyzewski and Boeheim have acted as one. Together, they have won two Olympics gold medals — Beijing in 2008 and London in 2012. Boeheim and Krzyzewski met at a Duke celebrity golf tournament and have been friends ever since. But in the nine years they’ve been together with USA Basketball, they’ve become family. Even their wives, children and grandchildren have become close. “Coaching, it’s such a competitive field,” Boeheim said. “You’re not going to have a lot of friends in coaching because you’re trying to beat each other’s brains out, for the most part. But it’s good to have a really good friend in coaching. It’s been great.”In October of 2005 — when the USA Basketball program underwent an overhaul — USA Basketball Board of Directors Chairman Jerry Colangelo wanted Krzyzewski to lead the new regime. And Krzyzewski wanted Boeheim alongside him. Colangelo made no protest. During a USA Basketball teleconference last week, Krzyzewski called Boeheim the guy he most respects in all of basketball, and also said he’s “brilliant.” “We’re a good team,” Krzyzewski said. “That’s the way I look at it.”In eight years, the two have represented the United States on benches in Argentina, Japan, China, Turkey, London and Spain. They’ve walked together on the Great Wall of China. They’ve visited the Arlington (Va.) National Cemetery.They even heard Martin E. Dempsey, the chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, sing at a coach’s dinner in Washington, D.C. “You hang around with good people like coach Krzyzewski and Boeheim and Jerry Colangelo,” said Mike D’Antoni, an assistant with the U.S. from 2006-12, “then you’re just a much richer person on and off the court because of them.”Carmelo Anthony played for Boeheim at Syracuse. Krzyzewski recruited Kobe Bryant and LeBron James to play at Duke. But as the only two members of the staff with no NBA experience, their mastery of the game quickly won over players and staff. “It doesn’t matter if they’re employed at Syracuse University or the Boston Celtics,” said Casey Smith, an athletic trainer who has worked with the national team since 2005. “It doesn’t diminish the way players think of them.”Smith said that Boeheim and Krzyzewski are so comfortable around each other, and like to give the staff a hard time.The trainer recalls Krzyzewski breaking down film immediately after games, even after 9:30 or 10 p.m. tipoffs — which, according to Smith, Boeheim wasn’t too fond of. “He did his best to struggle through some of those late-night film sessions,” Smith joked. “It was always kind of a source of amusement seeing if those two could make it through.”With Team USA, Krzyzewski was always open to the opinion of his staff, a statement echoed by Boeheim, D’Antoni and Nate McMillan, another U.S. assistant.But there was a time during a game against Greece when Boeheim suggested to Krzyzewski that the team not run a zone defense. “Boeheim didn’t feel comfortable with the zone because we hadn’t worked on it,” McMillan said. “He really didn’t feel that we should play the zone. We really didn’t have to because our guys were really good in man-to-man defense. We hardly ever played zone.”While Boeheim and Krzyzewski’s teams have only crossed paths twice, their resumes are similar. Their names are synonymous with winning, and winning at one school. Both have an affinity for hiring former players as assistants. They even both poked fun at good friend P.J. Carlesimo during their Hall of Fame induction speeches.Now, together, they represent the best of the Atlantic Coast Conference. Said Colangelo: “It’s been a great marriage, so it’s going to be exciting to see them compete against one another in the ACC.” Commentslast_img read more