Wins Improve West Florida Softball to 4-1 at GSC Crossover

first_img Share Victoria Harvey (Photo by Bill Stockland) DECATUR, Ala. – West Florida improved to 4-1 at this year’s Gulf South Conference Crossover, with Victoria Harvey’s (Green Cove Springs, Fla./Clay HS) second consecutive shutout over Christian Brothers, 3-0, and an 8-1 win over Southern Arkansas. Karri Bisbee (Panama City, Fla./Gulf Coast CC) led on the day with four hits and three runs scored, while Shannon Miles (Shreveport, La./Bossier Parrish CC) drove  in three runs. Harvey teamed up with senior pitcher Jillian Lafrance (Calgary, Alberta/Charleston Southern) to collect the first game win. The Argos plated their first run in the bottom of the first inning, as Miles drove in Amber Ingram (Pensacola, Fla./Catholic HS) who was on base with a two-out walk. With the 1-0 lead, Lafrance entered the game in the fifth to pitch for the first time since early March, throwing two scoreless innings. The Argo offense backed their senior leader with run support, posting two in the bottom of the fifth. Danielle Kildow (Fort Walton Beach, Fla./Stetson) led off the inning with a base hit followed by a Bisbee bunt single. Melissa Chastang (Satsuma, Ala./Satsuma HS) drove in Kildow’s pinch runner Franny Bell (Navarre, Fla./Navarre HS) while Bisbee scored on a wild pitch. Harvey then returned to close the game in the seventh inning, improving to 6-3 with the victory.Ashleigh Allgood (Oxford, Ala./Jefferson Davis CC) fanned eight batters on her way to an 8-1 win over Southern Arkansas to improve the Argos to 33-9 overall, 12-7 GSC. The game was held scoreless until the bottom of the fifth inning when West Florida exploded with a four-run inning to break the tie.Pinch hitter Jennifer McKenney (St. Petersburg Beach, Fla./Daytona Beach CC) launched a leadoff double to left center to spark the offense, while Bisbee singled up the middle. Chastang knocked in the first run with a double down the left field line, scoring McKenney. Ingram collected the second RBI with a sacrifice fly to right field, and first baseman Crystal Thompson (Bonifay, Fla./Gulf Coast CC) singled to deep short to plate Chastang. With a 3-0 lead, Kildow roped a single up the middle to plate the final run of the inning.Southern Arkansas answered with a run in the top half of the sixth, but West Florida used the bottom of the inning to push the score out of the reach of the Lady Muleriders. Stephanie Ryan (Calgary, Alberta/Webber International) broke out with a base hit up the middle to lead off the sixth, while Bisbee laid down a bunt single. Ryan and Bisbee both advanced on a throwing error in the play, as Chastang then loaded the bases reaching on a second SAU miscue. Ingram came to bat next, and was hit by a pitch which walked a run in for a 5-1 lead. Two more scored on an RBI-double by Miles, and pitcher Allgood helped herself by driving in the final insurance run for the 8-1 win.West Florida closes out the GSC Crossover with a 10am meeting with No. 24 Arkansas-Monticello, and final bout with Henderson State at noon.Game One Box ScoreGame Two Box ScorePrint Friendly Versioncenter_img Wins Improve West Florida Softball to 4-1 at GSC Crossoverlast_img read more

Manchester United interested in Nikola Milenkovic from Fiorentina

first_imgThe 21-year-old has started in all 12 of Fiorentina’s Serie A games this season, scoring two goals and retaining his place in the Serbia national team after playing in last summer’s World Cup.However, Fiorentina chairman Mario Cognigni stated in September that the club turned down a £36m offer for the player in the summer.This means the Serie A club could be expecting potential suitors to fork out at least £50m for the Serb, who has also attracted attention from Chelsea, Arsenal and Juventus.Milenkovic, a 6ft 5in centre-back who can also play at right-back, was originally signed by Fiorentina from Partizan Belgrade in 2017 for a fee of around £4.5m, and has a contract running until June 2022.The Denmark international defender has impressed since the beginning of the season, featuring in all 12 of the Italian side’s league games so far.Inter Milan and Juventus are also interested in Andersen and have already made contact with Sampdoria over a potential move in January.last_img read more

Kluber Keeps Rolling With Strong Outing vs. Twins

first_imgStarter Corey Kluber has been dominating ever since coming off the disabled list. In his last four starts, he holds a 3-0 record with a 6-2 overall record on the year.The right-hander also holds a 1.29 ERA since coming off the DL with 52 strikeouts over his last 35 innings including Saturday’s start. It was Kluber’s 11th start of the year and he struck out 13 Minnesota Twins. The 13 k’s were his season high, but due to some bad luck, he didn’t get the win after the dominant performance.Though he did walk out with a no-decision, he was phenomenal. Kluber pitched seven innings of work and the Twins scored two after Cleveland’s defense committed two errors in the first inning.After the sloppy first inning, the ace was lights out. This was his third straight start he recorded double-digit strikeouts.“He was ridiculous today especially with his stuff.” Twins outfielder/catcher Chris Gimenez said.“He can make pitches that can look good, and when you know that’s going on during the game, you have to be ready to swing.” Twins manager Paul Molitor said. Mike Coutee Related Topicslast_img read more

Indians Extend Win Streak to 6 Games, Three Takeaways from 10-4 Victory

first_img Payton Vince Payton Vince is either talking about sports or watching sports. He covers sports for Metro Networks and is also a writer for LastWordOnSports.com. He grew up in Brooklyn Heights,Ohio for most of his life then around senior year of high school moved to Cleveland. A fan of the Cleveland Indians, Cavaliers, and a Pittsburgh Steelers, he graduated from Cuyahoga Heights High School (Class of 2014) and also graduated from the Ohio Center for Broadcasting in 2015. He bowled and played baseball in high school, and is a huge fan of independent wrestling and WWE, and can almost always find him at an independent show. Lastly, Payton is a backstage interviewer for Mega Championship Wrestling in Elyria, and is one of the three on ‘That Sports Show’ which airs daily from 2-4pm on AllSportsCleveland.com. CLEVELAND, Ohio – On Wednesday night, the Cleveland Indians played their second game of three against the Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim.Yesterday both teams needed extra innings for one to prevail. Eventually, the Cleveland Indians defeated the Angels by a score of 11-7 in the 11th inning.Heading into Wednesday game the Cleveland Indians were 1.5 games ahead of the Kansas City Royals for first place in the AL Central. The Indians came in with a record of 53-45. The Angels came into the game with a record of 49-52.Following the Indians 10-4 victory over the Angels, the Indians improved to 54-45 on the season. The Angels fall to 49-53 on the year.Here’s our three takeaways from the Indians 10-4 win. Pages: 1 2 3 4 Related TopicsBradley ZimmerBryan ShawCarlos CarrascoSix Game Win StreakYan Gomeslast_img read more

Inoue joins Japan’s coaching staff for World Judo Championships

first_imgInoue, who won the men’s 100-kg title at the Sydney Olympics, retired from the sport two years ago and has been in Britain as an overseas trainee with the Japanese Olympic Committee in a sports coaching program.He returned temporarily in late August to act as a coach for the meet, which will be held from Thursday through Sept. 13 at Yoyogi National Gymnasium, for the heavier weight classes, starting from 90 kg through the open weight category.“The mission of any coach is to get your athletes to win. I want to try to create an environment where they will be able to give all their power to judo,” Inoue said.Inoue faces a tough order, however, after the men’s team failed to win any gold medals for the first time ever at last year’s meet in Rotterdam, Netherlands.“Last year, there was nothing but disappointment with our guys. But it’s important they be able to win on the world scene where they face tougher challenges,” he said. Former Olympic gold medalist Kosei Inoue, who has been studying in Britain, said Thursday he will act as one of the coaches for the men’s team for the World Judo Championships.The meet begins next week in Tokyo. IN FIVE EASY PIECES WITH TAKE 5center_img GET THE BEST OF THE JAPAN TIMESlast_img read more

Kei Nishikori rallies past Matthias Bachinger in second round of RBC Tennis Championships

first_img Kei Nishikori hits a return to Germany’s Matthias Bachinger in the second round of the RBC Tennis Championships of Dallas on Wednesday. Nishikori advanced with a 4-6, 6-4, 6-4 victory. | KYODO “It can’t be helped that I can’t hit aggressively because I’ve just returned (from injury),” Nishikori said.“I made mistakes and my serves were poor. I was finally able to play decently in the last few games. It took time for me to gear up, but it was good I was able to end the way I did.”Nishikori broke his opponent’s serve first in the third game of the first set, but Bachinger quickly returned the favor and continued to take advantage of the top seed’s wayward forehand groundstrokes.In a tense second set, Nishikori saved two break points in game eight and landed an unplayable drop shot to break back in the ninth.With his rhythm very much discovered in the final set, Nishikori dominated the court to close out the 2-hour, 2-minute match. KEYWORDS Kei Nishikori, Matthias Bachinger, RBC Tennis Championships of Dallas DALLAS – Kei Nishikori survived an early scare Wednesday to claim a come-from-behind victory over German Matthias Bachinger in the second round of the RBC Tennis Championships of Dallas, an ATP Challenger Tour event.Two days after picking up his first win since returning from a five-month injury layoff, former world No. 4 Nishikori was made to work in his first meeting with his 162nd-ranked foe but eventually prevailed 4-6, 6-4, 6-4.center_img IN FIVE EASY PIECES WITH TAKE 5 GET THE BEST OF THE JAPAN TIMES RELATED PHOTOSlast_img read more

Analysis: Mid-Season Review

first_imgDefensively sound Looking forward Coach Kapoulas has always emphasised defence and it shows with one of the fewest points conceded in the league.Greater depth requiredOffensively however they have struggled to score the basketball at times and need more productivity from the bench. Several close games have left Flyers unable to score consistently in the fourth quarter when facing deeper teams such as Leicester Riders and Worcester Wolves who are able to rotate from the bench whilst maintaining intensity down the stretch.Flyers play a lot of ball screen basketball and they have the players capable of executing. Cardell McFarland and Greg Streete attacking off a Tyrone Lee or Daniel Edozie ball screen should be productive but timing and spacing has to improve.Mid-season reviewCardell McFarland leads the Flyers in both scoring (18.15pg) and assists (5.08pg). He really showed his quality during the thrilling win against Plymouth Raiders, taking over the game when it mattered.Captain Greg Streete also makes the BBL top ten with four assists per game which shows just how unselfish a player he is. With improved team offensive execution I believe that Streete is capable of taking more of the scoring load given his explosive first step and ability to finish at the rim.Doug McLaughlin Williams is up there with the lead leaders in three pointers made but needs to receive more open looks from ball screen penetration in order to set his feet and shoot in rhythm. If he gets the right looks I believe he’s capable of making 50 percent of his three point attempts.Tyrone Lee has provided the boost Flyers needed after arriving late from playing in Australia and is performing consistently at both ends of the floor. I’d like to see him push on and finish the season averaging a double-double (currently 14ppg, 8.82rpg). Daniel Edozie currently leads the BBL in offensive rebounds, averaging 4.71 offensive rebounds per game. One to watch Daniel Edozie continues to impress and is proving to be the elite rebounder I eluded to back in September. Averaging 10.8 rebounds and leading the league in offensive rebounds at nearly five per game in limited minutes, the young forward is rapidly improving and the coaching staff will surely be looking to increase his playing time in 2016.Flyers will be hoping for some strong away performances in the League as well as a good run in the BBL Trophy starting at home to Worcester Wolves this Saturday. With injuries to Matthais Seilund, Cardell McFarland and Tyrone Lee a thing of the past, Flyers can push on up the BBL league table and put on a show for all the fans at the SSG Wise Arena during 2016!Bristol Flyers are next in home action against Worcester Wolves in the BBL Trophy this Saturday, January 9th at 7.30pm – buy tickets online here.Written by Tom Hutchinson – Tom played for Bristol Flyers from its inception in National League division three and was part of the roster that won promotions to divisions two and one before injury forced his early retirement.Do you agree with Tom? Leave him a comment or ask him a question below. Flyers sit just two points behind Leeds Force and Cheshire Phoenix with the advantage of two games in hand. Two difficult road games at Sheffield Sharks and Glasgow Rocks lie ahead before facing Leeds Force at the SGS Wise arena at the end of the January.Despite Flyer’s 5-10 record they have proved to be no pushover away from home. Victories at London Lions and Plymouth Raiders and a close loss at Leicester Riders before Christmas show that they have every chance of picking up an important January away win. Flyers have the fourth best defensive record in the BBL with just 77.07 points conceded on average per game this season. Top of the treelast_img read more

Hart boys basketball builds lead and holds off Oakridge late

first_img ENDS IN Other Add Comments (Max 320 characters) Add Comments (Max 320 characters) LocalSportsJournal.comThe Hart boys basketball team edged Oakridge in West Michigan Conference action Thursday, 58-52.The Pirates built a 23-16 halftime lead and held on with a solid effort from the free throw line.Hart (2-1, 1-1) made 11-of-14 free throws in the fourth quarter and were 20-for-27 in the game.Oakridge finished 5-of-10 from the line.Angel Salgado led Hart with 18 points. Karson Dunford added 14 points while Alec Kempker had 13 and grabbed nine rebounds.TJ Ruel led the Eagles with 17 points, and Tanner Karel finished with 12. Report a problem This item is… Other Share Shares Report a problem This item is… FOX Sports: Stream live NFL, College Footbal… Other Share Thank you! This will help us improve your ad experience. We will try not to show you such ads again. $19.29 Displayed poorly Displayed poorly Bestseller Twelve Add Comments (Max 320 characters) Report a problem This item is… Inappropriate / Offensive Not relevant Shop Now Thank you! This will help us improve your ad experience. We will try not to show you such ads again. (32825) Inappropriate / Offensive ENDS IN Add Comments (Max 320 characters) Report a problem This item is… Inappropriate / Offensive (8133) Report a problem This item is… Not relevant (1445) × 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… × Thank you! This will help us improve your ad experience. We will try not to show you such ads again. Bestseller 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) Other Not relevant × Ads by Amazon Add Comments (Max 320 characters) × $20.00$233.61 $9.99 Not relevant DEAL OF THE DAY Lemedy Women Padded Sports Bra Fitness Wo… Thank you! This will help us improve your ad experience. We will try not to show you such ads again. $0.00 (975) Other DEAL OF THE DAY $0.00 DEAL OF THE DAYcenter_img Add Comments (Max 320 characters) ENDS IN DEAL OF THE DAY $0.00 Bestseller $22.99 DEAL OF THE DAY Not relevant Thank you! This will help us improve your ad experience. We will try not to show you such ads again. Other Range: Why Generalists Triumph in a Special… $14.99 Inappropriate / Offensive Inappropriate / Offensive DEAL OF THE DAY ENDS IN Add Comments (Max 320 characters) × Report a problem This item is… (832) ENDS IN Other Displayed poorly Displayed poorly (3879) Displayed poorly ENDS IN Fox Sports Go Nuun Sport: Electrolyte Drink Tablets, Citru… Mail ENDS IN 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… Bestseller NBC Sports Displayed poorly × Bestseller Displayed poorly Inappropriate / Offensive Bestseller Sports Illustrated (35309) Inappropriate / Offensive × Displayed poorly Other (5153) Inappropriate / Offensive Ads by Amazon Not relevant Not relevant Bestseller DEAL OF THE DAY Bestseller Not relevant DEAL OF THE DAY ENDS IN ×last_img read more

Mike Tyson chats with Eminem in latest episode of Hotboxing Podcast; watch video

first_img LIVE TV Written By Raj Sarkar FOLLOW US Mike Tyson has always been a huge fan of rap and he was very close to the legendary rapper Tupac Shakur. Both, Tupac and Mike Tyson were good friends and they often used to hang out together. A few days back, WBC boxing revealed an incredible story about how Tupac and Mike Tyson became friends.As per reports, Mike Tyson met Tupac Shakur for the first time at a pub and Tyson didn’t know that Tupac was a rapper. Mike Tyson invited Tupac to come along with him in the pub as they entered, Tupac grabbed a mic and started rapping. That’s when Mike Tyson fell in love with Tupac’s talent and they both became good friends.Also Read | Anthony Hopkins To Take Up The Role Of Mike Tyson’s Coach In ‘Cus And Mike’Also Read | Anthony Joshua Gets Some Advice From Mike Tyson Ahead Of His Fight Against Andy Ruiz Jr(Image courtesy: YouTube of HotBoxing Podcast) The Oscar and BAFTA award-winning rapper sat down with former WBC champion Mike Tyson to discuss his music albums. However, by the end of the night, Mike Tyson and Eminem discussed a lot of things about their lives which included boxing. Mike Tyson also expressed his love towards Eminem’s rap while both of the legends expressed mutual respect for each other.Also Read | Mike Tyson Earns £20k In 6 Hrs By Charging Fans £250 Each For Personalised Video Messages First Published: 23rd March, 2020 11:02 ISTcenter_img Last Updated: 23rd March, 2020 11:02 IST Mike Tyson Chats With Eminem In Latest Episode Of Hotboxing Podcast; Watch Video Mike Tyson sits down and interacts with Eminem in the latest episode of HotBoxing Podcast. Watch the entire conversation between two of the legendary men. SUBSCRIBE TO US COMMENT It’s not everyday that one gets to see ‘The Baddest Man on Planet Earth’ and the ‘Rap God’ interact with each other. However, Mike Tyson pulled off an amazing stunt by inviting Eminem in his latest episode of the ‘Hotboxing Podcast’. Not only did the duo sit down together but Eminem and Mike Tyson revealed what it feels like being at the top of your profession and how hard it is getting over there.Also Read | Does Eminem Have Coronavirus? Fans In Turmoil Over Eminem Coronavirus MemeMike Tyson and Eminem interact with each other on ‘Hotboxing Podcast’ WATCH US LIVElast_img read more