Happy March

first_imgToday is the 1st of March.  It is supposed to get above normal temperatures again today, which is not the usual case for sectional week.  Sectionals began last night, but most area teams do not play until tonight or Friday.It also marks the unofficial start of the outdoor sports season.  Most of the spring sport teams are already practicing and are ahead of schedule due to the weather.  Even spring baseball training is underway and in just a month the 2017 season will get underway.  Can the Cubs repeat as World Series champs?last_img

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Bears vs. Lions final score: Mitchell Trubisky leads late go-ahead drive, Bears topple Lions on Turkey Day

first_imgThe Bears overcame a late deficit — and the inconsistency of quarterback Mitchell Trubisky — en route to a 24-20 win in Detroit over the Lions.VIDEO: Bears-Lions game highlightsTrubisky had three touchdown passes on the day, including a late strike with just over two minutes left to David Montgomery that gave Chicago (6-6) the lead for good. Still, tt was a mixed-bag day for Trubisky, who head-scratchingly avoided a first down on a run late in the second quarter and threw a bad interception. He put up 338 yards on 29-of-38 passing.MORE: Blough reflects on ‘special’ NFL debutIt was a good showing for Lions rookie QB David Blough, who started in place of injured backup Jeff Driskel (starter Matthew Stafford was also out injured). Blough performed well in his NFL debut vs. a stout Bears defense, but it just wasn’t enough. Blough finished with 22-for-38 passing for 280 yards, two touchdowns and a game-ending interception as Detroit fell to 3-8-1.VIDEO: David Blough’s WOW throws from his first NFL startSporting News covered all things Thanksgiving between the Bears and Lions below.(All times Eastern.)Bears vs. Lions score for Thanksgiving 2019FINALBears: 24Lions: 20 Q1Q2Q3Q4FBears737724Lions1430320Bears vs. Lions updates, highlights3:56 p.m.: Eddie Jackson intercepts a David Blough pass and the Bears will beat the Lions in their second straight Thanksgiving meeting.Eddie Jackson seals the deal with a BIG-TIME PICK! 🚨That’s how you close out a Turkey Day victory! @BoJack39 #Bears100📺: #CHIvsDET on FOX📱: NFL app // Yahoo Sports appWatch free on mobile: https://t.co/QeumWCLyaU pic.twitter.com/jVazuPiOiF— NFL (@NFL) November 28, 20193:55 p.m.: Roquan Smith with a huge third-down sack with 36 seconds left in the game.3:49 p.m.: David Blough is leading the Lions down the field and almost throws an interception. 59 seconds left in this one.3:37 p.m. CHICAGO SCORING PLAY: And the Bears have taken the lead on a Mitchell Trubisky TD pass to David Montgomery. Bears up 24-20 with 2:17 left in the game.The @ChicagoBears gobble up the lead! 🦃Mitchell Trubisky finds David Montgomery for the late fourth quarter TD. @Mtrubisky10 @MontgomerDavid #Bears100📺: #CHIvsDET on FOX📱: NFL app // Yahoo Sports appWatch free on mobile: https://t.co/QeumWCLyaU pic.twitter.com/bBVIAL8pLv— NFL (@NFL) November 28, 20193:29 p.m.: Bears are driving with five minutes left in the game, and Trubisky connects with Anthony Miller to put Chicago into Lions territory.3:12 p.m. DETROIT SCORING PLAY: Matt Prater hits a 24-yard kick after a failed third-and-1 rush, and the Lions take the lead again. Detroit up 20-17 in the fourth.3:07 p.m.: The Lions are inside the red zone again. First-and-10 at the 14-yard line.3:03 p.m.: We head to the fourth quarter and the game is still tied at 17 apiece.2:53 p.m. CHICAGO SCORING PLAY: Trubisky connects with Jesse Horstead, who makes an acrobatic catch, for six points. Bears tie it up at 17.2:42 p.m.: Darius Slay picks off Mitchell Trubisky, who threw the ball behind Robinson. Bad throw, good play by Slay.2:32 p.m.: And we’re back. Lions get the ball at the 25 to start the half.2:10 p.m. END OF HALF:  Lions take a 17-7 lead into the locker room in a game that’s had its ups and downs. Lions get ball to start the second.2:06 p.m. CHICAGO SCORING PLAY: A pretty good drive by the bears and Trubisky and Piñeiro hits a 30-yarder to cut the deficit to 7. 22 seconds left in the half, Lions up 17-10.1:53 p.m. DETROIT SCORING PLAY: Prater puts the ball through the uprights for three more points. Lions up 17-7 in the second.1:46 p.m.: David Blough is letting it fly. He connects with Kenny Golladay on another deep shot on the outside. Lions threatening to score again.1:39 p.m.: Bears going for it on fourth-and-6 and they don’t convert. Detroit takes over. 1:30 p.m.: The ruling is reversed and it’s an incomplete pass instead. Refs missed a clear roughing the passer call on Trubisky.1:27 p.m.: Trubisky hits Anthony Miller for a short gain, but Miller can’t gather it. The ruling on the field is a catch and fumble, and we’re going to replay.1:20 p.m.: Lions punt the ball back away and pin the Bears inside their 10-yard line.1:17 p.m.:  Bears can’t seem to get anything going on offense, as they punt away once again.1:09 p.m.: On the ensuing kickoff, Matt Prater smokes a squib kick off of a Bears player, and the Lions recover. That’s something special. 1:05 p.m. DETROIT SCORING PLAY: Blough hits Marvin Jones Jr. for a short TD pass. Blough has 131 pass yards already on the game. Lions up 14-7.1:04 p.m.: Blough and Golladay have a pretty good connection early, converting on a third-and-9.1:01 p.m.: Lions are driving and just crossed the 50-yard line into Bears territory. 12:56 p.m.: Trubisky and the Bears follow up their first drive with a 3-and-out.12:49 p.m. DETROIT SCORING PLAY: Well, that didn’t take long. Blough hits Kenny Golladay for a 75-yard TD score to give Detroit six. Game is tied 7-7.David Blough’s first career NFL completion?Just a 75-yard TD to Kenny Golladay. 😱 @david_blough10 @kgxix #OnePride📺: #CHIvsDET on FOX📱: NFL app // Yahoo Sports appWatch free on mobile: https://t.co/QeumWCLyaU pic.twitter.com/VeIt8eKtez— NFL (@NFL) November 28, 201912:43 p.m. CHICAGO SCORING PLAY: Mitchell Trubisky hits Allen Robinson on a quick strike for the touchdown. Bears up early 7-0.The @ChicagoBears eat first on Thanksgiving! 🍴 @Mtrubisky10 ➡️ @AllenRobinson for 6! #Bears100📺: #CHIvsDET on FOX📱: NFL app // Yahoo Sports appWatch free on mobile: https://t.co/QeumWCLyaU pic.twitter.com/s7dfF6jL8o— NFL (@NFL) November 28, 201912:42 p.m.: Bears are at the 10-yard line after run from David Montgomery. It’s a happy Thanksgiving for Bears fans.MORE: Watch NFL games live with fuboTV (7-day free trial) 12:39 p.m.: Well, we re-kick, and Cordarrelle Patterson brings a ball about seven yards deep 57 yards to the 50. Good field position for the Bears.12:36 p.m.: And the Bears take the opening kickoff and there are two flags down already on the field. 12:23 p.m.: Good news: Jeff Driskel is active, but not starting. Whether that qualifies as good news is debatable.last_img read more

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Firmino injury casts shadow over Liverpool’s five-goal rout

first_img0Shares0000Liverpool’s Sadio Mane celebrates scoring in the rout of Huddersfield © AFP / Oli SCARFFLIVERPOOL, United Kingdom, Apr 27 – Jurgen Klopp revealed Roberto Firmino has suffered a torn groin muscle after Liverpool powered back to the top of the Premier League with a 5-0 rout of Huddersfield on Friday.Firmino’s injury, sustained in training this week, is bad news for Liverpool as they battle with Manchester City in the title race and prepare to face Barcelona in the Champions League semi-final first leg on Wednesday. Liverpool boss Klopp remains optimistic about the Brazilian forward’s chances of a quick recovery, but the injury update took some of the gloss off an evening which featured Naby Keita scoring after just 15 seconds for the club’s fastest ever Premier League goal.“He trained normally yesterday but after training he had a small tear in a very small muscle,” Klopp said.“Apart from the word ‘tear’ everything is positive but it is Bobby and he might be ready for Wednesday. We don’t know at the moment. Because it’s him, it’s more likely than not.“Of all the bad news you could get, it is pretty much the best (outcome) but it was still bad enough that he could not play tonight.”Despite the relatively benign diagnosis, Klopp can ill afford to enter such a crucial stage of the season without a full compliment of players.With Sadio Mane and Mohamed Salah also netting twice, it was a comfortable evening for Liverpool on the pitch as they moved two points above Manchester City, who travel to Burnley on Sunday.The latest victory took Liverpool onto 91 points — enough to have won the league title in 105 of the previous 119 seasons in English football history.Yet with City still having the destiny of the title in their hands, the prospect remains that Liverpool could end the campaign with 97 points and only finish second.“If we can have 97, then let’s go for it, then we will see,” Klopp said.“It’s still history. We said we want to create our own history and these boys are outstanding. That’s the reason we are where we are, now let’s carry on.”– Rampant Reds –Even without Firmino, Liverpool had more than enough to sweep aside relegated Huddersfield, with Salah and Mane becoming the first Premier League strikers this season to reach the 20-goal mark, reaching 21 and 20 goals, respectively.It was Keita who started the rout with the first of those goals as goalkeeper Jonas Lossl played a harmless pass out of the Huddersfield area to Jon Gorenc Stankovic, who was immediately closed down by Keita and robbed of the ball.The midfielder quickly exchanged passes with Salah and advanced into the area before scoring with an accomplished 15-yard finish.On 23 minutes, the lead was predictably doubled as full-back Andy Robertson appeared on the end of a patient move to cross for Mane to split his markers and head in.And, in first-half stoppage-time, Klopp’s side struck again when right-back Trent Alexander-Arnold’s magnificently-weighted pass was met by Salah, who lobbed the ball over the advancing goalkeeper’s head.Mane added a fourth, on 65 minutes, as he headed in impressively, off-balance from six yards, from another excellent cross, this one from Jordan Henderson.A successful evening continued as Klopp was able to bring on Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain, out for 12 months with knee ligament injury, as a 73rd minute substitute.The England international came close to scoring within minutes and fellow sub Xherdan Shaqiri almost set up a hat-trick for Mane whose header hit the post.Shaqiri also started the move for the 83rd minute fifth goal, finding Robertson whose deadly cross was turned in from point-blank range by Salah.0Shares0000(Visited 1 times, 1 visits today)last_img read more

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