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Clayton Kershaw stifles Cubs, Dodgers even NLCS with Game 2 win

first_imgCHICAGO >> During the regular season, the Dodgers proved they could win without Clayton Kershaw. In the postseason, they can’t win without him.Pitching for the second time in four days and fourth time in seven postseason games, Kershaw dominated the Chicago Cubs and combined with fellow postseason workhorse Kenley Jansen on a two-hit shutout as the Dodgers won Game 2 of the National League Championship Series, 1-0, Sunday night at Wrigey Field.The Dodgers have won every postseason game in which Kershaw has appeared — his Games 1 and 4 starts in the NL Division Series against the Washington Nationals and his Game 5 relief appearance plus Sunday’s start against the Cubs.“Doc — we need Clayton to pitch on Tuesday,” Dodgers third baseman Justin Turner jokingly shouted over the reporters surrounding him when that fact was pointed out. Newsroom GuidelinesNews TipsContact UsReport an Error “He’s a winner. That’s who he is. You go back to Game 5 (the NL Division Series clincher) and he’s asking to for the ball on two days’ rest to close it down. He wants to win. He wants to win more than anybody else. He’s a competitor and he’s also extremely talented. You put those two things together and you have the best baseball player on the planet.”Thanks to that player, the Dodgers emerged from a tension-filled weekend with a split in the series and now head back to Los Angeles for the next three games beginning with Game 3 on Tuesday at Dodger Stadium.In the tunnel behind the visitors’ dugout Sunday night, Dodgers team chairman Mark Walter waited for Kershaw to complete a TV interview in order to congratulate him. Walter expressed optimism that the NLCS was now essentially a best-of-five series with the Dodgers holding homefield advantage.That has not always been a plus. According to Elias Sports, since the LCS round went to a best-of-seven, when the teams split the first two games, the team with homefield advantage over the final five games has gone 14-19.And they will have to forge on without Kershaw for at least … a few days.center_img Before Sunday’s game, Cubs manager Joe Maddon said “it’s going to be just interesting to see where he’s at” after the “heavy load” Kershaw took on in the NLDS. The Cubs never made it very interesting.Kershaw threw first-pitch strikes to seven of the Cubs’ nine batters the first time through the lineup, allowed only two balls to be hit out of the infield in the first four innings and retired the first 14 Cubs in order.The hardest-hit ball in that time was a long fly ball Anthony Rizzo sent out to Sheffield Avenue – foul down the right-field line. He grounded out quietly a couple pitches later.Even though he was nursing a slim 1-0 lead from Adrian Gonzalez’s solo home run leading off the second inning, Kershaw had a fairly low-stress ride through the first five innings, needing no more than 11 pitches to retire the side in any one inning. The wind was not blowing Sunday. But Kershaw was breezing through the Cubs’ lineup.“Give him credit, man,” Maddon said. “The thing that I was really curious about was velocity and location before the game and he had both. Command of his fastball was outstanding.”Kershaw said he went into the game with his own curiosity, more concern about how he would handle “the unexpectedness” of a week that has been far from ordinary less than any fatigue issues.“As a starting pitcher, you like to be routine-oriented and every four days kind of know what you’re going to do,” he said. “So, obviously, my last few, seven or eight days, has been a little different.“That was more so of my concern than the workload or anything like that.”Javier Baez finally stroked a single to center field with two outs in the fifth inning, ending Kershaw’s perfect run. According to Elias Sports, Kershaw’s 4 2/3 innings of no-hit pitching to start the game matched Jerry Reuss (Game 2 of the 1981 NLDS) and Sandy Koufax (Game 1 of the 1963 World Series) as the longest by a Dodgers starter in a postseason game.He gave up another single to Wilson Contreras after Baez’s hit but retired Jason Heyward to end the Cubs’ mild threat.Nursing that 1-0 lead, he breezed right into the seventh inning — the dark alley where he has been mugged repeatedly during previous postseasons. When he walked Rizzo and Dodgers catcher Yasmani Grandal was charged with an error on a catchable foul pop up, the walls closed in.With closer Kenley Jansen warming up in the bullpen, though, Kershaw got Zobrist looking at a called third strike and Addison Russell on a fly ball. Baez was up next and Dave Roberts came out of the dugout to pull his ace.“I had every intent to go out there and get him and go to Kenley,” Roberts said.“Even before he got to the mound, Clayton was telling him, ‘I got this guy,’” Turner said. “That’s the thing about Doc all year — he believes in his guys and if you tell him you’re going to get it done, he believes you’re going to get it done.”Kershaw stayed in to face Baez and gave up a rocket to deep center field. Cameras caught Kershaw on the mound with his hands on his knees and watching the ball.“Off the bat, I thought something bad, for sure,” Kershaw said later. “At least a double.”In the dugout, Roberts and pitching coach Rick Honeycutt were caught in various throes of body-language contortions (Honeycutt) and nervous laughter (Roberts).“Sorry,” Honeycutt said sheepishly after the game. “I know I’m not supposed to show emotion. But I did.”It was the second fly ball by a Cubs’ batter that would likely have been a home run if they could have built a time machine and hit them in Game 1 when a strong Wrigley wind was blowing out. Zobrist sent Dodgers left fielder Andrew Toles back near the ivy with a drive in the fifth inning – and Joc Pederson ran down Baez’s drive this time.Kershaw’s work was done. Jansen’s was just beginning.“Seeing Kersh take this team on his back and go seven innings, I wanted to go out there and finish it off,” Jansen said.He did that. Two days after working harder than he ever had in his life (51 pitches to get seven outs in the decisive Game 5 in Washington), Jansen needed just 18 pitches to retire the final six Cubs in order, four by strikeout.It was Kershaw’s first scoreless outing in 13 postseason starts and another nail in the coffin for his reputation as a poor October performer.“It should. It should,” Roberts said. “I know he’s tired of hearing about it. It’s unfair. For us, I don’t think we care. What this guy has done is digging deep and I can’t say enough about Clayton Kershaw.”last_img read more

Liverpool misfit set to be given another chance

first_img Kevin De Bruyne ‘loves Man City and wants to keep winning’, reveals father targets Top nine Premier League free transfers of the decade 2 Cavani ‘agrees’ to join new club and will complete free transfer next summer LATEST TRANSFER NEWS 2 Klopp is ready to give Sturridge a chance targets Arsenal transfer news LIVE: Ndidi bid, targets named, Ozil is ‘skiving little git’ LATEST Man United joined by three other clubs in race for Erling Haaland “(It’s) a very important moment for him. I am in talks with him, what he feels.“I don’t want to make him the most physically strong player in the squad or whatever.“The most physically strong player in the squad cannot play football like Daniel Sturridge and he has no possibility to be that, to be the marathon man of the team, but he can be a very decisive player.“It’s a good moment and hopefully it will stay like that.”Sturridge could be in line to start the Premier League campaign at home to West Ham in just over a fortnight’s time with Roberto Firmino – along with new goalkeeper and fellow Brazil international Alisson – only rejoining the squad at next week’s training camp in France.center_img RANKED REVEALED Liverpool manager Jurgen Klopp has been impressed by Daniel Sturridge’s pre-season and is prepared to give the striker another chance.Last summer the Reds were ready to offload the 28-year-old to anyone willing to stump up £20million as his poor injury record had made him unreliable and largely unusable. Sturridge has fallen out of favour under Klopp Where every Premier League club needs to strengthen in January Sturridge went to West Brom on loan in January but was injured early on and managed just six appearances.With 12 months left on his contract it seemed Sturridge’s Anfield career was over but he has looked sharp in his five friendly games and Klopp, who became frustrated by the player’s unavailability last season, is prepared to hand him a lifeline.“We’re not in doubt – and nobody was ever in doubt – about his quality,” he told liverpoolfc.com.“In this moment he looks really good to be honest. That’s cool – really cool for him and cool for us. The biggest market value losers in 2019, including Bale and ex-Liverpool star moving on Tony Cascarino backs Everton to sign two strikers for Carlo Ancelotti LIVING THE DREAM IN DEMAND last_img read more

Father’s day as Novak Djokovic wins in front of his son

first_imgLast July, Stefan joined in with the celebrations on Centre Court as Djokovic claimed a fourth Wimbledon title.However, he was not allowed to watch the final against Kevin Anderson as the All England Club bans all children under the age of five from attending during a match.Djokovic goes on to face Italian qualifier Salvatore Caruso, ranked 147, for a place in the last 16 in Paris.Thursday was a lot more enjoyable for Djokovic than his last visit to Court Suzanne Lenglen in 2018 when he was knocked out in the quarter-finals by Marco Cecchinato.His win over world number 104 Laaksonen was his 23rd straight at the Slams as he reached the third round in Paris for the 14th consecutive year.ADVERTISEMENT Watching from the player’s box on Court Suzanne Lenglen was Djokovic’s son Stefan.“It’s a very special day for me as it’s the first time in my life that I have played in front of my son,” said the 32-year-old Serb.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSPrivate companies step in to help SEA Games hostingSPORTSPalace wants Cayetano’s PHISGOC Foundation probed over corruption chargesSPORTSSingapore latest to raise issue on SEA Games food, logistics“He showed incredible patience to sit there for an hour and a half.“Usually, he’s not that patient with tennis.” View comments Caruso, 26, upset French 26th seed Gilles Simon 6-1, 6-2, 6-4 to reach the third round of a Slam for the first time.Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next MOST READ Trending Articles PLAY LIST 00:50Trending Articles02:44Djokovic wins Laureus Sportsman of Year Award00:50Trending Articles02:42PH underwater hockey team aims to make waves in SEA Games01:44Philippines marks anniversary of massacre with calls for justice01:19Fire erupts in Barangay Tatalon in Quezon City01:07Trump talks impeachment while meeting NCAA athletes02:49World-class track facilities installed at NCC for SEA Games02:11Trump awards medals to Jon Voight, Alison Krauss Ethel Booba twits Mocha over 2 toilets in one cubicle at SEA Games venue DA eyes importing ‘galunggong’ anew LATEST STORIES Analysis: Kyle Lowry waited a long time for the NBA Finalscenter_img Cayetano: Senate, Drilon to be blamed for SEA Games mess Catholic schools seek legislated pay hike, too Private companies step in to help SEA Games hosting Two-day strike in Bicol fails to cripple transport PDEA chief backs Robredo in revealing ‘discoveries’ on drug war ‘Rebel attack’ no cause for concern-PNP, AFP Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Son of Serbia’s Novak Djokovic, Stefan Djokovic (C) waves at his father next to a relative at the end of the men’s singles second round match between Serbia’s Novak Djokovic and Switzerland’s Henri Laaksonen on day five of The Roland Garros 2019 French Open tennis tournament in Paris on May 30, 2019. (Photo by Kenzo TRIBOUILLARD / AFP)Top seed and world number one Novak Djokovic cruised into the French Open third round on Thursday and admitted it had been an emotional day playing for the first time in front of his four-year-old son.Djokovic, bidding to become just the second man to hold all four Slams at the same time twice, cruised to a 6-1, 6-4, 6-3 win over Swiss lucky loser Henri Laaksonen.ADVERTISEMENTlast_img read more

a month agoLiverpool boss Klopp tells Blades: We deserved this win

first_imgAbout the authorPaul VegasShare the loveHave your say Liverpool boss Klopp tells Blades: We deserved this winby Paul Vegasa month agoSend to a friendShare the loveLiverpool boss Jurgen Klopp was delighted with their win at Sheffield United.The Reds battled to a 1-0 triumph thanks to Gini Wijnaldum’s winner.Klopp said afterwards: “For us it was important to win. We had unbelievably big chances In the first half we had two big chances and in the second one which we scored from. These games, they are not all beauties and you have to work hard for the results.”You have to respect the opponent, we had good moments and it was one of these games you have to win but not think too much about it. One team deserved to win, which was us, but all respect to Sheffield United, they were tough.”I was frustrated, and at half time we spoke about it. We started well, but you have to do the same things again and again. It’s about body language, it starts with the centre halves, it’s the little things. They threw everything at us, they worked incredibly hard, they were a real threat. I am fine with the game, not overly happy but it happens. We were concentrated at set pieces for 95 minutes the boys were spot on. We didn’t play our best football but there we are.” last_img read more

17 days agoSpurs midfielder Eriksen: Our worst time with Pochettino

first_imgAbout the authorPaul VegasShare the loveHave your say Spurs midfielder Eriksen: Our worst time with Pochettinoby Paul Vegas17 days agoSend to a friendShare the loveChristian Eriksen concedes Tottenham are going through a crisis period.Last season’s Champions League finalists have experience a disastrous few weeks.Denmark midfielder Eriksen says, “It’s the hardest period under him (manager Mauricio Pochettino). In my first season at the club it was a little up and down with the coach, but after Pochettino took over, it has almost been only success stories.”It’s a tough time for everyone. Both for people from outside and for the club.”In all clubs there is pressure when you lose. It’s on us players, too, because it’s not just the coach’s fault, since it’s us playing football.” last_img read more

Photo: Maryland’s Jared Nickens And Melo Trimble Hung Out With Radio DJ Peter Rosenberg

first_imgA closeup of Melo Trimble biting his Maryland uniform.ORLANDO, FL – MARCH 16: Melo Trimble #2 of the Maryland Terrapins reacts after being defeated by the Xavier Musketeers 76-65 in the first round of the 2017 NCAA Men’s Basketball Tournament at Amway Center on March 16, 2017 in Orlando, Florida. (Photo by Rob Carr/Getty Images)When you’re having as good of a freshman year as Maryland’s Melo Trimble and Jared Nickens are, you get to hang with some pretty cool people. Peter Rosenberg is the well-known host of The Hot 97 Morning Show on 97.1 FM in New York City. He also hosts a wrestling podcast for Grantland. He’s also an alumnus of the University of Maryland, and a fan of the Terrapins.Rosenberg attended Maryland’s 60-50 win over Rutgers on Tuesday, which solidified the Terps as the No. 2 seed in the upcoming Big Ten Tournament. After the game, he hung out with Trimble and Nickens, who posted a photo of the trio on his Instagram.Overall, I’d say the Maryland program is doing alright for its first year in a new league.last_img read more

Auburn’s Antoine Mason Honors Late Father On His Sneakers

first_imgAntoine Mason's sneakers remembering his father.On February 28, the basketball world lost a beloved member when former NBA star Anthony Mason passed away from congestive heart failure. Wednesday night, his son Antoine, who plays for the Auburn Tigers, paid tribute to him on his sneakers. Mason wrote “RIP DAD” on the front of his shoes, along with “God”, “Fam” and “Ball” underneath. It was Mason’s first game since the passing of his father.Antoine Mason inscribed his shoes to honor his father during tonight’s SEC tournament game #AuburnFamily pic.twitter.com/uuGW0k6ALN— AuburnPix (@AuburnPix) March 11, 2015Mason scored four points in 18 minutes and helped lead his team to a victory over Mississippi State in the SEC Tournament. Our thoughts and prayers are with his family and friends.last_img

Video: Rutgers’ Chris Ash, DE Quanzell Lambert Play 1-on-1 Hoops During Team Meeting

first_imgChris Ash plays 1-on-1 during team meeting.Chris Ash 1-on-1Since taking over as Rutgers’ head coach, Chris Ash has made a lot of changes to the program. He’s revamped facilities, changed the uniforms, and built up momentum in recruiting.Apparently, at least temporarily, Ash has added a basketball hoop to the team’s primary meeting room. Today, he and defensive end Quanzell Lambert played a little 1-on-1 before a [email protected] vs Quanzell Lambert before team meeting #RFootball pic.twitter.com/HCsjaGzeaw— Rutgers Football (@RFootball) June 29, 2016Ash is giving up a lot of size there, and he probably fouled Lambert, but hey, he’s the guy running the program so he gets home calls.last_img

Brooke Shields To Be Honored With Outstanding Mother Award

first_imgThe National Mother’s Day Committee announced today that it will honor four exceptional women who balance highly successful careers with the daily demands and rewards of motherhood at the 36th Annual Outstanding Mother Awards.The luncheon ceremony will be held on May 8, 2014 at 12 p.m. at The Pierre Hotel, New York. For ticket and sponsorship information visit www.mothersdaycouncil.org or call 212-549-6421.Mistress of ceremonies Mindy Grossman, CEO of HSN, Inc., and a 2010 Outstanding Mother Award Honoree, will present this year’s awards to:• Brooke Shields, Actress and New York Times Best Selling Author • Norah O’Donnell, Co-Host, CBS This Morning • Jill Granoff, CEO, Vince. • Mary Dillon, CEO, ULTA Beauty“These remarkable women serve as an inspiration for their outstanding ability to balance successful careers, commitment to philanthropy, and dedication to their families,” said Laurie Dowley, Chairperson of the National Mother’s Day Committee. “We are thrilled to celebrate them as our 2014 Outstanding Mother Award Honorees.”As part of its continued support of meaningful philanthropies dealing with issues affecting mothers, fathers and children, the National Father’s Day/Mother’s Day Council, Inc. has donated nearly $33 million to date to deserving family-related charities nationwide.Proceeds of the 2014 awards luncheon will benefit Save the Children’s U.S. Programs, a not-for-profit organization dedicated to making lasting positive change in the lives of children living in poverty in the United States.The National Mother’s Day Committee is an entity of the Father’s Day/Mother’s Day Council and exists for the sole purpose of conferring “Outstanding Mother” Honors on contemporary lifestyle leaders of our society. The Council, a non-profit, all volunteer, non commercial, organization through its Committees, donates funds raised with presentations of its Annual Awards to meaningful family related philanthropies dealing with issues affecting mothers, fathers and family. Past honorees have included Senator Hillary Rodham Clinton, Meryl Streep, Katie Couric, Caroline Kennedy and Vera Wang. For more information, please visit www.mothersdaycouncil.org.last_img read more