Hot and top-ranked LSU to host Auburn

first_imgBATON ROUGE – LSU’s No. 1 baseball team is playing like its ranking as it enters a Southeastern Conference series against Auburn that begins at 7 p.m. Friday in Alex Box Stadium.The Tigers (29-5) won their sixth straight game Wednesday night as they defeated Northwestern State, 9-6, at Alex Box behind a 15-hit attack, which was their 12th straight game with 10 or more hits. LSU leads the SEC in hitting with a .326 batting average and is third in home runs with 33. The Tigers are No. 1 in most SEC statistical categories, including slugging percentage at .494, runs scored with 256, hits with 417, total bases with 632, doubles with 78, triples with 19, RBIs with 236 and stolen bases with 58.“To try to navigate their lineup four times is very difficult,” Northwestern State coach Lane Burroughs said after the game Wednesday. “It doesn’t matter if it’s a weekend series, mid-week or whatever. That is a potent lineup.”Senior catcher Kade Scivicque leads LSU with a .397 average and is on a 17-game hitting streak. He has 10 doubles, four homers and 25 RBIs. Junior first baseman Chris Chinea has hit in 12 straight games and is batting .358 with four homers and 28 RBIs.LSU is not No. 1 in the SEC standings, though. The Tigers are second in the West at 8-4 behind first place Texas A&M (31-2, 9-2 SEC). Vanderbilt (27-7, 10-2) and Missouri (22-11, 8-4) are atop the SEC East. Auburn enters Alex Box tied for last in the overall SEC standings at 4-8 and 20-13 overall. The Tigers have six SEC series left to catch the leaders.“This series already marks the halfway point of the SEC schedule,” LSU coach Paul Mainieri said. “And it’s a very important series for us as we strive to attain the goals we set prior to the season. Auburn is a very good club with a lot of talented ball players.”LSU will start sophomore left-hander Jared Poche (5-1, 3.10 ERA) against Auburn sophomore right-hander Cole Lipscomb (4-0, 2.65 ERA) Friday. Freshman right-hander Alex Lange (6-0, 1.39 ERA) will start Saturday’s 6:30 p.m. game against sophomore right-hander Keegan Thompson (6-2, 3.15 ERA).Freshman right-hander Austin Bain (0-0, 2.45 ERA) will make his debut in the weekend rotation Sunday in a 1 p.m. game against Auburn senior right-hander Rocky McCord (2-2, 3.55 ERA). Bain is replacing freshman right-hander Jake Godfrey as LSU’s Sunday starter. Godfrey (6-0) got the win against Northwestern State Wednesday night as he allowed three runs and four hits in five innings.LSU leads Auburn, 94-70, in the series and has won 16 of the last 22 games. The Tigers have swept their last two series against Auburn.last_img read more

Chelsea v Fulham player ratings

first_imgChelsea looked a shadow of the team they were a few weeks ago, while Fulham deserved their draw and had chances to take all three points. Here’s how we rated the players in Wednesday’s west London derby.Petr Cech: 7Chelsea’s keeper didn’t have much to do before producing a really good save to keep out a deflected effort from John Arne Riise.Cesar Azpilicueta: 7Another solid display. Was kept busy by Hugo Rodallega as Fulham looked to the Colombian on the counter-attack.AdChoices广告Branislav Ivanovic: 7Solid and avoided the temptation to get too close to Dimitar Berbatov when the Fulham forward dropped deep and looked to get midfielders beyond him and into the box.David Luiz: 7Did well, although Chelsea’s more conservative style perhaps meant he didn’t bring the ball out as often as usual, which helped Fulham control the midfield. Luiz pushing on at times might have helped the home side.Ashley Cole: 6Reliable at left-back but is another player who looks less adventurous under Rafael Benitez. But that was in part down to Fulham doing a good job of pinning him back.Oriol Romeu: 6Has ability but still looks taken aback by the nature of English football. Caught out a few times.Ramires: 7A presence in both boxes, working hard all evening.Eden Hazard: 5Anonymous for large periods of the game. Found the going tough.Oscar: 6Was Chelsea’s main attacking threat and is a joy to watch, but Fulham defended well against him.Ryan Bertrand: 6Tracked back well, as you would expect. Had a go on the left but was never likely to offer anything like the attacking threat of Juan Mata.Fernando Torres: 5Defended by Benitez afterwards but continues to struggle. Unlucky not to score in the second half though, when his goal-bound shot was cleared by Aaron Hughes.Juan Mata: 6Got into some good positions after coming on but Chelsea still found it hard to create chances.Mark Schwarzer: 7The Fulham keeper produced an important first-half save from Torres.Sascha Riether: 7Easily contained Bertrand on the flank and got forward himself.Philippe Senderos: 6Uncomfortable at times but played his part in a defensively sound display.Aaron Hughes: 8His form dipped recently but he was back to his best in this game. Produced a vital clearance off the line late on.John Arne Riise: 7Strong at both ends of the pitch but wasted a great chance to break the deadlock early in the second half.Mahamadou Diarra: 8Excellent display in front of the back four. Helped by Chelsea’s more cautious style of play but still did a fine job.Damien Duff: 7Did nothing spectacular but kept Cole occupied, limiting the England man’s chances to get forward.Steve Sidwell: 7Composed throughout against his former club. Used the ball sensibly.Giorgos Karagounis: 7Had a good game. Always looked to create something and did so when he laid on a great chance for Riise with a fine cross-field ball.Hugo Rodallega: 7Always a threat on the counter-attack and tracked back well too.Dimitar Berbatov: 7A class act again, holding the ball up and bringing others into play with total assurance.Chris Baird: 6Came on as a substitute midway through the second half and was typically dependable.Kerim Frei: 7Made a real impact after his introduction, running at the Chelsea defence and ensuring Fulham remained dangerous on the break until the end. 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 See also:Benitez barracked during derby stalemateBoss explains Juan Mata omissionBenitez defends Torres after derby drawcenter_img Follow West London Sport on TwitterFind us on Facebooklast_img read more

Which FCS/Mid-Major school has the best brand?

first_img Members Members Share this post 0 Share on other sites Which FCS/Mid-Major school has the best brand? 3 Share on other sites Share this post Brave-Bird 08 Posted October 19, 2014 Link to post 678 posts Link to post Guest By Brave-Bird 08, October 19, 2014 in Sports Logo News Posted October 19, 2014 mad43dog Peachy GriffinM6 Banned 0 423 Location:Atlanta, Ga. Share on other sites illwauk Sports Logo News Peachy 4,667 posts Members 1,508 0 Page 1 of 3   0 GriffinM6 Location:Omaha Share on other sites Members Kennesaw State is beautiful, especially for an adidias school.I nominate Harvard:Harvard is BFBS since Amaker was hired and it now makes them a $hitshow.Harvard Athletics does not need an identity/brand because THEY ARE HARVARD! People will go to the bookstores, official or not, and buy a tee or sweatshirt because it is what it is.I feel like I just read an hbgoo post. 98 illwauk 10,968 posts dfwabel Creighton. Enough said. I do love KSU’s identity as well. 0 Members 1,508 collegefootballgeek Share on other sites Sign in to follow this   Share this post 3,731 posts 981 0 seattlesonicsofsacramento Forums Home Posted October 19, 2014 Prev 423 1,618 posts Ben5 Share on other sites Share this post Location:Tampa Bay Link to post Share on other sites Share this post Share this post 0 8,516 posts Posted October 19, 2014 Posted October 19, 2014 14,053 posts Members Share this post Germanshepherd 4,538 posts Posted October 19, 2014 Tasty Next 10,968 posts “People of the court, these guys are total dildos!&quot I’m gonna talk about both brand and visual identity, which it seems like most of us are doing. My favorite mid-major brand is maybe a SoCal homer pick, but I’ve loved it ever since I found some random plastic box in my parents’ garage with this logo on it:Of course, that box was pretty old, as they’ve recently been trying to complete a rebrand to their best nickname:I know they’ve got some real branding strength with the Dirtbags moniker their baseball team uses, but the rest of the teams are all repping The Beach now, with the basketball (and volleyball) team being the face of it:The oldest high school in my hometown used to be brown and yellow just like Long Beach State used to, before going black and yellow just like LBSU did. Brown and yellow seems really Californian to me as a result, maybe because of the bear on the flag and the whole gold rush thing. I can live with the BFBS, but maybe bringing back the brown would make me love The Beach’s visual identity as much as I love their brand 981 Posted October 19, 2014 358 Link to post Creighton has a great primary logo, but their athletic identity is a bit scattered. They still use a standard block font for basketball for some reason. I think they missed a great opportunity last year for a uniform overhaul. The baseball team also uses a basic script and wishbone C cap logo.There’s a lot of good identity packages at the mid-major level but unfortunately they don’t have the budget to have custom uniforms. From what I’ve seen in the OP, Kennesaw State certainly has one of the best, the custom font is a huge plus. 28,545 posts 1,508 Members Next 0 This topic is now closed to further replies. 1,264 1,508 1,508 Members Mike Foster 8,516 posts 88 Members I’ve got to think Villanova deserves mention ice bandit 677 3 Share on other sites 0 Sports Logos 0 2,517 Link to post 1 SportsLogos.Net Posted October 19, 2014 Creighton has a great primary logo, but their athletic identity is a bit scattered. They still use a standard block font for basketball for some reason. I think they missed a great opportunity last year for a uniform overhaul. The baseball team also uses a basic script and wishbone C cap logo.There’s a lot of good identity packages at the mid-major level but unfortunately they don’t have the budget to have custom uniforms. From what I’ve seen in the OP, Kennesaw State certainly has one of the best, the custom font is a huge plus.They upgraded for the 2014 NCAA Tournament. It does look a bit plain but I like it. Baseball could use the upgrade though. Can’t stand the wishbone C Link to post Forums Home Share this post Share on other sites Location:Wichita, KS TBGKon Share this post Germanshepherd 1,264 Posted October 19, 2014 All Activity MNtwins3 Posted October 19, 2014 Posted October 19, 2014 2,983 posts All Activity We’ll get turned around soon. Link to post Share on other sites St Louis Cardinals Members Location:Ohio Mike Foster Are we talking logo identity or name recognition? If by name recognition, it’s clearly Boise State. 289 Favourite Logos:Minnesota Twins TC Share on other sites Whittier College has great logos and football uniforms. Members Brave-Bird 08 Kennesaw State is beautiful, especially for an adidias school.I nominate Harvard:Harvard is BFBS since Amaker was hired and it now makes them a $hitshow.Harvard Athletics does not need an identity/brand because THEY ARE HARVARD!People will go to the bookstores, official or not, and buy a tee or sweatshirt because it is what it is.I feel like I just read an hbgoo post.Uhm Harvard has been using black apart of its jerseys and/or helmets since the 50’s in football (if not further?) and its been a supporting color of their palette for as long as I can find. So they don’t really classify as BFBS. Share on other sites Diabeto Share this post 1 844 Vamos Hector! 677 844 0 Members 2,517 Mike Foster Whittier College has great logos and football uniforms.And a great nickname. Way to not be generic. 0center_img Share this post Harvard is my number oneBut William and Mary is a close second for meJust classic Link to post MNtwins3 90 1 GriffinM6 Share this post Location:somewhere in Kansas… 90 TBGKon Posted October 19, 2014 Link to post Link to post TheRicSlick 2 mad43dog Share on other sites 843 posts 17,646 posts 5,735 posts 0 1 Link to post Moderators Link to post 2,171 Page 1 of 3   Share on other sites Prev Link to post 2 SportsLogos.Net 358 Buc 4,155 Link to post 4,155 Posted October 20, 2014 Brave-Bird 08 Kennesaw State is beautiful, especially for an adidias school.I nominate Harvard:Harvard is BFBS since Amaker was hired and it now makes them a $hitshow.Harvard Athletics does not need an identity/brand because THEY ARE HARVARD! People will go to the bookstores, official or not, and buy a tee or sweatshirt because it is what it is. 12,353 posts Share this post Link to post UC! Sign in to follow this   0 43 0 51 posts Share this post South Dakota State. CAB 0 Location:Atlanta, Ga. CAB Yeah, I think its important to distinguish here between “brand” and “visual identity”. Even though the two are pretty well tied together, the former is a collection or mental and/or emotional connotations associated with a specific entity (in this case, a postsecondary institution and in this instance its athletic program); the latter is pretty much the visual application and/or interpretation of such. (We could really have an entire thread dedicated to that topic…somebody get on that.)Anyway, far as most distinctive identities go, I’ve long favored the Saint Mary’s College Gaels…one of the most unique looks out there.Brand identity developed by Kurt Osaki of Osaki Creative Group, in case anyone’s curious. 98 TheRicSlick Posted October 19, 2014 Share on other sites Sports Logo News Guest Location:Somewhere on I-90 most likely Favourite Logos:Pensacola Blue Wahoos Primary Share this post Share on other sites 90 Link to post Which FCS/Mid-Major school has the best brand? 43 Self explanatory topic, but let me explain my homer pick. Kennesaw State– My soon-to-be alma mater inspired this thread, because I truly believe Kennesaw State has one of the best identities of any FCS/Mid-Major. The identity package, unveiled a few years ago, includes a strong monogram, cohesive secondary logos, as well as a binding primary logo–all of which are embroider friendly. The school received its own custom font and numerals. Also, each home uniform is gold, rather than white. Gold is the primary focus of the athletic teams, and to this point they’ve not messed with grey alternates. Also, while not every uniform is identical, they are very close in similar design elements. The new football uniforms also have a very distinct look. The gold-gold-white combo, which is expected to be the primary, will be a bold and undeniable uniform. Instead of getting sloppy and excessive with design elements, each uniform is in consideration of the other squads and lets the school-specific font, logos do the work instead of unnecessary design elements Buc 2,171 0 Members 2,171 Share on other sites Guests The Montana Grizzlies. Great logo and great unis Link to post Link to post Recommended Posts Favourite Logos:MSU Spartan Head, Kansas Jayhawk’s new rebrand, TB Buccaneers 97-13 primary, Jordan era Wizards logo,Charlotte Bobcats, Cubs Share this post Members 289 88 Brave-Bird 08 mattb6 Banned dfwabel 98 1,709 posts 43 Share on other sites 0 Posted October 20, 2014 Identity package. For example, Wichita State is well known, but it’s athletic identity in terms of stuff we talk about on these boards is pretty awful seattlesonicsofsacramento Favourite Logos:Pensacola Blue Wahoos Primary mattb6 Location:Atlanta Brave-Bird 08 1,264 1 GriffinM6 1,508 1,508 Posted October 19, 2014 Posted October 19, 2014 Link to post 4,155 1,264 ^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^ 2,517 677 collegefootballgeek Posted October 20, 2014 Sports Logos 1,264 1 844 William & Mary’s identity is not good. Are they green and gold or green and yellow? Their primary logo is a wordmark. 1,264 St Louis Cardinals Followers 0 Share this post Posted October 19, 2014 Kennesaw State is beautiful, especially for an adidias school.I nominate Harvard: Location:Atlanta, Ga. Location:Atlanta 1,508 88 0 289 Location:Wisco Share on other sites Members Brave-Bird 08 Posted October 21, 2014 Favourite Logos:Florida State’s monograms and arrowhead | Late 90s/early 2000s Washington Capitals’ eagle | Coastal Carolina’s Chanticleer | Oklahoma State Cowboys | Tennessee Titans’ Fireball of Prometheus 423 Share on other sites Which FCS/Mid-Major school has the best brand? Louisiana-Lafayette (or is it just Louisiana now?) definitely deserves some shine here. The Ragin’ Cajuns identity is steeped in the local culture and all things uniquely Louisiana… even more so than LSU. To me, it’s everything a college athletic program’s identity should strive to be.My only gripe is that ever since they decided they wanted to be known as Louisiana, with no qualifiers, they’ve been neglecting to use “Ragin’ Cajuns” as much, which I think is the strongest part of their brand.Self explanatory topic, but let me explain my homer pick. Kennesaw State– My soon-to-be alma mater inspired this thread, because I truly believe Kennesaw State has one of the best identities of any FCS/Mid-Major. The identity package, unveiled a few years ago, includes a strong monogram, cohesive secondary logos, as well as a binding primary logo–all of which are embroider friendly. The school received its own custom font and numerals. Also, each home uniform is gold, rather than white. Gold is the primary focus of the athletic teams, and to this point they’ve not messed with grey alternates. Also, while not every uniform is identical, they are very close in similar design elements. The new football uniforms also have a very distinct look. The gold-gold-white combo, which is expected to be the primary, will be a bold and undeniable uniform. Instead of getting sloppy and excessive with design elements, each uniform is in consideration of the other squads and lets the school-specific font, logos do the work instead of unnecessary design elementsKennesaw State is definitely up there for me. I wish my school (which also uses black and gold, and lives in the shadow of the bigger state school up the highway) would take notes from KSU on how to properly brand an athletic program. Link to post Favourite Logos:KC Royals 1968 Rejected Cow, Fresno Grizzlies 2015 Fresno Raisin Eaters 1906 Throwback, MIA Marlins 2015 Cuban Heritage Night, POR Trail Blazers 1970-90 Primary/Alt, SEA Mariners 1999 TAtC Home Alt Members 1,508 Ben5 Followers 0 Go To Topic Listing 8,516 posts Share this post 358 Share this post Share this post 981last_img read more

Freshman Hackney gets two impressive wins in Mona Shores’ boys tennis season opener

first_img Displayed poorly Bestseller Share Mail Ads by Amazon Share Add Comments (Max 320 characters) $2.99 $1.99 DEAL OF THE DAY Thank you! This will help us improve your ad experience. We will try not to show you such ads again. Report a problem This item is… ENDS IN Shares Inappropriate / Offensive Report a problem This item is… Other Ads by Amazon $19.99 DEAL OF THE DAY × Moana (2016) (With Bonus Content) ENDS IN Not relevant Displayed poorly Add Comments (Max 320 characters) Inappropriate / Offensive Bestseller Thank you! This will help us improve your ad experience. We will try not to show you such ads again. Displayed poorly DEAL OF THE DAY Kayden Hellmann makes a play from the backcourt at No. 2 singles for Mona Shores. Photo/Jason Goorman Moana (2016) (Theatrical Version) Not relevant Bestseller ENDS IN Other (8875) Other Bestseller Report a problem This item is… Report a problem This item is… Inappropriate / Offensive Thank you! This will help us improve your ad experience. We will try not to show you such ads again. Add Comments (Max 320 characters) DEAL OF THE DAY Mona Lisa Smile × Other By Jason GoormanLocalSportsJournal.comZEELAND – The Mona Shores boys tennis team has a new rising star in freshman Drew Hackney.Mona Shores freshman Drew Hackney makes a play during his No. 1 singles match. Photo/Jason GoormanHackney kicked off Mona Shores’ fall varsity sports season with an impressive debut on Wednesday in a pair of dual meets against non-conference foes Hamilton and Hudsonville at Zeeland East High School.Already playing in the No. 1 singles spot, Hackney won his first match 6-2, 6-0 and his second battle 6-1, 6-0. As a team, the Sailors tied Hamilton 4-4 and fell to Hudsonville 6-2.Even though he kicked off his high school career in exciting fashion, Hackney realizes how lucky he is to be playing a sport he loves, while his classmates who play football won’t be on the field this fall, and several other varsity sports remain in jeopardy due to COVID-19.“I just know how devastated I would be if they cancelled tennis,” said Hackney, who is the son of Mona Shores’ head tennis coach Tracy Hackney and assistant coach Charlie Hackney. “I know the football players have been working so hard. I am just definitely trying to represent Mona Shores as best I can when I’m out there, because I know how bad they want to play right now.”Hackney’s opening match started a bit slow and he fell behind 1-0. But after shaking off the opening jitters, he settled down and won the last 11 games of the match.He won 12 of 13 games in a dominating second match.“A couple points in the beginning took me a little bit to get going,” Hackney said. “But then once I got going, I started playing my game.“It feels really good to be back on the court in competition, especially in a high school atmosphere like this. I’ve never got to experience anything like this before.” Kayden Hellmann also had a great day for Mona Shores, winning both of his matches at No. 2 singles.Bobby Wasserman and Brady Whalen won their opening match at No. 2 doubles. Lydia Sowles and Sam Uptigrove took their first match at No. 3 doubles.  Shop Related Products × × Thank you! This will help us improve your ad experience. We will try not to show you such ads again. Not relevant ENDS IN Inappropriate / Offensive 0 Drew Hackney serves during his match-winning point for his high-school debut win for Mona Shores. Photo/Jason Goorman $12.99 Displayed poorly Freshman Fall Add Comments (Max 320 characters) (74) (703) (7404) Not relevantlast_img read more

Mary Kom storms into quarter-finals of Tokyo Olympic Qualifiers

first_imgLast Updated: 7th March, 2020 22:05 IST Mary Kom Storms Into Quarter-finals Of Tokyo Olympic Qualifiers London Olympic bronze medallist Mary Kom (51kg) moved one step closer to qualifying for the mega quadrennial Games for a second time with a powerful performance READ | PM Modi Wishes India & Australia Ahead Of The T20 WC Final, Calls For ‘MCG To Go Blue’The Asian Championships gold medallist will next take on Southeast Asian Games champion Carlo Paalam of the Philippines.On Sunday, six Indians will be playing the quarter-final bouts. Lovlina Borgohain (69 kg), Pooja Rani (75 kg), Vikas Krishan (69 kg), Ashish Kumar (75 kg), Sachin Kumar (81 kg), Satish Kumar (+91kg) will all be looking to win their respective bouts and seal their Tokyo tickets.READ | Davis Cup: Australia Beats Brazil 3-1 To Qualify For Finals Suman Ray Written By SUBSCRIBE TO US WATCH US LIVE First Published: 7th March, 2020 22:02 ISTcenter_img London Olympic bronze medallist Mary Kom (51kg) moved one step closer to qualifying for the mega quadrennial Games for a second time with a powerful performance in her opening bout at the Asian/Oceanian Olympic Qualifiers in Amman, Jordan on Saturday.The six-time world champion seeded second at this event, hardly put a foot wrong and sailed away to a commanding 5-0 victory over Commonwealth Games bronze medallist Tamyn Benny of New Zealand on her way to the quarter-finals, where she will face Irish Magno of Philippines. With Mary Kom’s win, 11 Indian boxers have now entered the quarter-finals at this tournament.READ | Parupalli Kashyap Calls Out BWF For ‘lack Of Assurance’ Over Olympics QualificationEarlier, World Championships silver medallist Amit Panghal (52kg) recorded a gritty 3-2 win over Mongolia’s Enkhmanadakh Kharkhuu to enter the quarter-finals.  Both Kom and Panghal are now just one win away from realizing their Tokyo Olympic dream.Commonwealth Games champion Gaurav Solanki (57kg), meanwhile, bowed out 1-4 to top seed and world champion Mirazizbek Mirzakhalilov of Uzbekistan in the second round after a spirited display.Having lost to the Mongolian at the World Military Games in their previous meeting, the Asian Games champion Panghal knew he had a tough task at hand in his opening bout at this event. Panghal started with a flurry of right jabs and left crosses to have an upper hand over his opponent but Kharkhuu still had enough in his tank to trouble the Indian.READ | Hardik Pandya Does A ‘Nataraja’, Takes Out Shivam Dube With An Insane One-legged SixThe second round was highly competitive with both boxers not shying away from landing their punches on each other. Kharkhuu looked not in the mood to relent and kept battling hard with Panghal looking a bit subdued towards the end of the final round. Amit’s ability to land clear punches on his opponent in the first couple of rounds eventually tilted the balance in his favour as three of the five judges voted in his favour. COMMENT LIVE TV FOLLOW US “I played according to the strategy the coaches had chalked out. I tried to score well in the first round, which was the main aim. Glad to have got the win. I have played and beaten my next opponent twice. I would look to get a win again and get an Olympic quota for my country,” said Panghal after the victory. last_img read more

Local soccer fixtures – Saturday

first_imgPhoto © – pixabay Clonmel Town travel to Dublin to take on Crumlin United in the FAI Junior Cup last 16 this afternoon.They overcame Wayside Celtic of Dublin in the last 32, 3-1.They’re the first of two Tipperary teams in action in the competition this weekend. Tomorrow St Michael’s welcome Mervue United to Tipperary town.Peake Villa were due to take on Westport United this weekend also, however that game has been postponed.===Meanwhile,The Nora Kennedy Cup final takes place this evening in the NTDL.Birdhill meet Lough Derg at 7.30 in Rearcross.last_img read more

“Rounding the Bases” in Orioles’ 4-2 loss to Boston

first_imgWhat went wrong in the Orioles’ 4-2 defeat to the Boston Red Sox on Wednesday night?In trying to identify the top three losing factors with the addition of home plate for any not-so-honorable mentions and other notes, we go around the bases after the eighth game of the 2016 season.1st — The Orioles had their chances against Red Sox starter Joe Kelly in the early going and left nine men on base in the first five innings. They managed seven hits and five walks against the right-hander through five, but a two-run shot by Chris Davis was Baltimore’s only scoring for the night. Regardless of who’s pitching for your side, scoring two runs isn’t going to be a good recipe to win.2nd — You can get the good Ubaldo Jimenez or the really bad one, but Wednesday brought the dentist-chair version as the right-hander threw 47 pitches through two innings, 70 pitches through three, and 90 pitches through four innings at chilly Fenway Park. Jimenez couldn’t command his slider or splitter and walked four batters while giving up six hits and four earned runs. The results probably would have been worse if not for a couple nifty double plays turned by his infield defense.3rd — You’re never supposed to make the first or third out at third base, but the Orioles did both over the course of Wednesday’s game. First, it was J.J. Hardy being thrown out trying to stretch a leadoff double to right-center into a triple in the second inning. You could forgive the aggressiveness more if not for the fact that Kelly was already struggling with his control and you know the shortstop doesn’t run well. However, that miscue was trumped by Manny Machado getting thrown out trying to steal third base with two outs in the sixth and Davis at the plate as the possible tying run. The 23-year-old is a phenomenal player and had three hits on the night, but that was bad baseball.Home — Joey Rickard saw his seven-game hitting streak snapped to begin his major league career and grounded out with the bases loaded in the second, hacking away at both pitches he saw after Kelly had walked two hitters in the inning. … After their first seven homers of the season were all solo shots, the last seven long balls the Orioles have hit have come with men on base. … Baltimore continued its streak of having at least eight hits in each of the first eight games to begin a season, a club record. … Tyler Wilson pitched for the first time since Opening Day, notching three shutout innings to save the rest of the bullpen. … Chris Tillman goes to the hill on Thursday night to begin a four-game set against the Texas Rangers in Arlington and will be opposed by lefty ace Cole Hamels.last_img read more

EXCLUSIVE: Dota Major to take place at Disneyland Paris

first_imgEsports Insider has learned that Disneyland Paris will play host to one of the two remaining majors in the Dota Pro Circuit (“DPC”) this year.Photo Credit:- http://www.heatheronhertravels.com/The information initially came to light following a recruitment consultant advertising a role including sales for the “Dota 2 Major Paris”. ESI reached out to sources who confirmed that Paris will be the destination for a Major and added the event will be at Disneyland Paris, in partnership with Mars Media, who are best known in the Dota scene for operating MDL.  It will not be Disney’s first move into the esports space, as they continue to push an esports agenda. The company has already shown the Overwatch league and Injustice 2 Pro Series Grand Finals on its pay television channel Disney XD, and ran the League of Legends Open Tour France in December. No further details have been confirmed regarding the event, although the two remaining Major slots are between the following dates: May 2-12th and June 20-30th. The event will represent the first time that Dota 2 heads to the French capital which has a history of hosting large League of Legends events. Sebastian ‘7ckngMad’ Debs is the most notable Frenchman in the Dota 2 scene having recently been part of the improbable journey of OG’s Dota 2 roster to glory at The International last summer. The Dota 2 circuit next heads to Stockholm for the Dota 2 Major with teams such as Virtus.pro and Team Secret already having secured coveted places at The International, which historically boasts the largest prize pool in esports. Esports Insider says: C’est tres bien! The French Dota 2 scene is nowhere near as established as their League of Legends and Counter-Strike: Global Offensive scene but given the location of the event it wouldn’t surprise us to see sell-out crowds. It’s good to see Valve challenging League and taking Dota to yet another new country in Europe.last_img read more

Navy orders stand down for medical personnel after employee allegedly called newborns ‘mini Satans’

first_img Related iStock/Thinkstock(JACKSONVILLE, Fla.) — The Navy’s surgeon general has ordered a stand down for all Navy medical personnel over the next 48 hours to reaffirm service commitments to patients and review social media policies after photos emerged on social media of medical personnel posing with newborns at a Navy hospital in Jacksonville, Florida.Two Navy hospital corpsmen at the Naval Hospital in Jacksonville, Florida, were removed from their jobs treating patients after they allegedly posted a video and photos of newborns to Snapchat, including a photo showing one of them flipping the middle finger at a newborn with the caption “how I currently feel about these mini Satans.”A video shows a female corpsman holding a newborn infant by the armpits while rocking the baby to rap music playing in the background.The images are no longer on Snapchat, but screengrabs have been shared on Facebook by concerned users. The imagery has drawn outrage on social media.In a message to all Navy medical personnel issued Tuesday evening, Vice Adm. C. Forrest Faison III, the surgeon general of the Navy, ordered a stand down for naval medical personnel to review policies and medical oaths and pledges to treat patients.“I have directed immediate mandatory all-hands stand downs within 48 hours at all Navy Medicine commands to review our oaths, our pledges, our reasons for serving, as well as Navy Medicine’s policy regarding use of personally owned phones and other recording devices,” said Faison in a blog post to Navy medical personnel. The admiral also prohibited the use of personal cellphones by medical care personnel in patient care areas until further notice.Faison also directed commanding officers at Naval medical facilities to contact mothers and expectant mothers to reassure them, inform them of the actions being taken and to address any of their concerns.“Unprofessional and inappropriate social media behavior is inconsistent with both our core values of honor, courage and commitment as well as our medical ethics, violating the oaths we took for our profession and office,” said Faison.“In an age where information can be shared instantly, what we say and post online must reflect the highest standards of character and conduct, in both our personal and professional lives,” said Faison. “As health care professionals, we are entrusted with the lives and well-being of all those who have volunteered to defend our freedom, including their families. We owe them the best care and compassion our nation can offer.“We also owe them our unqualified respect,” he added. “Any behavior that falls short of this expectation will be dealt with appropriately.”Faison also ordered commanders to make sure “no additional patient photos exist on social media and to take immediate action to remove such content.”A Navy official said stand downs for Navy medical personnel will take place in a staggered fashion over the next two days to ensure there is no impact to providing patient care.Earlier, the Navy confirmed that two hospital corpsmen had been removed from providing patient care at Naval Hospital Jacksonville because of the images posted to social media. Hospital corpsmen are enlisted Navy personnel who provide assistance to medical care professionals and also serve as combat medics when attached to Marine infantry units.“The individuals have been removed from patient care meaning they will not be providing direct patient care,” said Capt. Brenda Malone, a spokesperson for the Navy’s Bureau of Medicine. Malone said the corpsmen are not being identified because of the ongoing investigation of the incident.A Navy official said the posting of the photos was being investigated by the Naval Criminal Investigative Service (NCIS) and that only one newborn had been involved in the photos posted online by the corpsmen.“We are also contacting patients to address any questions or concerns they may have,” said Malone.“This type of behavior is incompatible with the Navy’s core values of honor, courage and commitment, as well as medical ethics.An earlier statement posted on Facebook by the commanding officer of the Naval Hospital Jacksonville had labeled the photos and video as “outrageous, unacceptable [and] incredibly unprofessional,” and said they “cannot be tolerated.”Copyright © 2017, ABC Radio. All rights reserved.Powered by WPeMaticolast_img read more

Right at Home: decor inspired by creepy crawlies

first_imgMany would agree with naturalist David Attenborough that nature “is the greatest source of visual beauty.”And that includes the creepy crawlies: From snakes’ skins to the intricate physiology of the smallest bug, we can’t help but be impressed by the beauty of creatures that buzz, flit and slither.Artists and designers have long used insects, reptiles and other small animals as inspiration. Let’s grab our nets and catch a few of the most intriguing recent examples:In his “Pheromone” series, artist and designer Christopher Marley of Salem, Oregon, marries his passion for crisp design with a fascination for insects, sea organisms and birds by arranging them simply yet artfully on plain backgrounds in shadow boxes. A stripey mountain kingsnake seems poised to meander north of the frame in which he resides. A prion urchin looks like a tiny alien spacecraft, sprung from the confines of the ocean floor. Dozens of beetles are arranged like the iridescent squadron of an entomological army. Butterflies form kaleidoscopic prisms.The displays are an arresting mix of science and art. The specimens, which died of natural or incidental causes, come from museums, breeders and zoos around the world, Marley says.“Sharing the thrill of discovery is one of the most driving aspects of my work,” he says. (www.pheromonedesign.com )New York artist George Venson creates birds, snakes and octopuses in vibrant, painterly hues, and then arranges the images on wallpaper. He wants the walls to “come alive,” and there’s a sense of movement in each design. Snakes slither through backgrounds of ink, acid green or ruby. (www.voutsa.com )In Osborne & Little’s exotic Komodo wallpaper collection, holographic foil lizards skitter across a black, silver or gold background. (www.osborneandlittle.com )Los Angeles designer Paul Marra’s Snake Lantern forges two sinuous creatures into the form of a steel and brass pendant lantern. (www.deringhall.com )Sculptor Mike Libby once found a dead beetle and got to thinking about how it had moved. He began dissecting and experimenting — at the same time taking apart an old wristwatch, and using those pieces — until he’d come up with the first of an ongoing collection of fantastical steampunk arachnids, bees and other creepy crawlies. He uses real insect carcasses and bits from watches, vintage typewriters and old sewing machines to fashion carapaces, wings, antennae and pincers for his mechanical menagerie. (www.insectlabstudio.com )As Aristotle put it: “In all things of nature there is something of the marvelous.”Copyright 2014 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.last_img read more