Laureus sports awards: Hamilton, Messi share men’s title

first_img Promoted Content6 Incredibly Strange Facts About Hurricanes7 Most Asntonishing Train Stations In The World6 Ridiculous Health Myths That Are Actually TruePortuguese Street Artist Creates Hyper-Realistic 3D Graffiti5 Of The World’s Most Unique Theme ParksWhy Go Veg? 7 Reasons To Do This7 Of The Wealthiest Universities In The World8 Weird Facts About Coffee That Will Surprise YouCouples Who Celebrated Their Union In A Unique, Unforgettable WayBirds Enjoy Living In A Gallery Space Created For ThemThe Models Of Paintings Whom The Artists Were Madly In Love WithFantastic-Looking (and Probably Delicious) Bread Art Loading… Advertisement Read Also:EPL: Mourinho jokes Man Utd deserve 17/18 title after placing second to CityGerman F3 driver Sophia Floersch scooped the comeback of the year award for racing once again at the Macau Grand Prix last November, a year after a crash on the same circuit left her with a spinal fracture.Indian cricketer Sachin Tendulkar won the public vote for the top sporting moment over the last 20 years for leading his country to victory at the 2011 ICC World Cup at the sixth attempt.Germany’s basketball star Dirk Nowitzki was recognised with the lifetime achievement award.FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmail分享 Formula One champion Lewis Hamilton and football superstar Lionel Messi shared the Laureus sportsman of the year award at Monday’s ceremony in Berlin. This is the first time a footballer has won the award and also the first occasion in the event’s 20-year history when the jury reached a tied decision.“I am honoured to be the first to win this award being a sportsperson coming from a team sport,” Messi said from Barcelona via a video message.US gymnastics superstar Simone Biles, who won five titles at the 2019 world championships in Stuttgart to leave her with a record 25 worlds gold medals, took the Laureus sportswoman of the year award for the third time.“It means the world to me, this is my third Laureus award and I’m really grateful,” said Biles in a video message.South Africa, who won the 2019 World Cup, were named team of the year, beating Jurgen Klopp’s Liverpool and the US women’s football team.Springboks captain Siya Kolisi was joined on stage by six South African team-mates to collect the trophy.“With this group of players, we came together for the love of the game with one goal and fought so hard for each other,” Kolisi told the audience in Berlin.“We gave everything we had to win the trophy and hopefully inspire kids for generations to come.”Snowboarding sensation Chloe Kim, 19, won the action sportsperson award after taking gold medals at the world championship halfpipe and X Games super pipe.America’s Oksana Masters poses on the red carpet at the 2020 Laureus World Sports Awards ceremony in Berlin on Monday.Oksana Masters, who born with limb impairments caused by radiation from Chernobyl and later adopted in the US, won the sportsperson with a disability award.The 30-year-old won five gold medals and a silver at the world para nordic skiing championships, plus took the cross-country overall world cup title.She also won silver medals in the road race and time trial H5 at the para cycling road world championships.Colombia’s Egan Bernal, 22, who became the youngest rider to win the Tour de France for 110 years, won the breakthrough award after winning the world’s top cycling race in what was only his second three-week classic event.“I’m really happy, this is a big result for me in my career,” the Colombian said in a video. Hamilton, 35, a six-time world champion and Barcelona star Messi, 32, share the award for their achievements in 2019.last_img read more

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Angels Offseason Options: RHP Nathan Eovaldi

first_img Angels’ Mike Trout working on his defense, thanks to Twitter Newsroom GuidelinesNews TipsContact UsReport an Error Why he makes sense: Eppler likes pitchers who throw hard, and Eovaldi averaged 97.5 mph with his fastball this year. He even hit 100 mph in his first playoff start. This season Eovaldi struck out 101 and walked just 20, numbers that suggest he could have performed even better. Eovaldi was acquired by the Yankees in December 2014, when Eppler was the assistant general manager in New York. The Angels need healthy pitchers, and Eovaldi is just back from Tommy John surgery, so his ulnar collateral ligament is relatively fresh. This was his first season after surgery, so it’s logical to assume he’ll be even better next year. If the market values him for his career 4.16 ERA, rather than what he did this year, he could prove to be a bargain. Maybe three years, $33 million?Why he doesn’t: Eovaldi is still a gamble. He’s coming off his best season, and it was still only two-thirds of a season. If he’s expecting to cash in on this year’s success, without regard to the track record prior to this year, he could be looking for more money or years than the Angels are willing to spend for a pitcher of his caliber.Related Articles Angels’ Shohei Ohtani spending downtime working in outfield (This is the latest in a series of quick profiles on players who fit for the Angels to add over the winter. They are purely “informed speculation,” based on what we know about the Angels’ roster needs along with General Manager Billy Eppler’s preferences and history. We’ll have a new one every weekday, until the GM Meetings, which are the unofficial start of the hot stove season.)NATHAN EOVALDI, RHP, Boston Red SoxThe basics: Eovaldi missed a season and a half recovering from Tommy John surgery. He came back in May with the Tampa Bay Rays, who traded him to the Boston Red Sox. Next year will be his age 29 season.2018 season: He posted a 3.81 ERA over 111 and 21 starts between the two teams, with 8.2 strikeouts per nine innings. In his first playoff start, he gave up one run in seven innings against the New York Yankees.Contact status: Free agentcenter_img Angels’ poor pitching spoils an Albert Pujols milestone Angels offense breaks out to split doubleheader with Astros Jose Suarez’s rocky start sinks Angels in loss to Astros last_img read more

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Dodgers bullpen lets another one slip through its fingers in loss to Reds

first_imgTrailing by two with one out in the ninth inning, Cody Bellinger (who had homered for the Dodgers’ first run in the game) got ahead in the count 3-and-0 against Reds reliever Jared Hughes. Dave Roberts sent the take sign to third base coach Chris Woodward who relayed it to Bellinger.And Bellinger bunted.“In that situation, you want to make that guy throw strikes,” Roberts said later. “A 3-and-0 situation — I was surprised.”Hughes handled the bunt easily, threw Bellinger out and then got Chris Taylor to line out to shortstop to end the game.Just a few days after Roberts bemoaned the fact that his hitters needed to “have different clubs in your bag,” Bellinger had pulled the wrong club for the situation.“I was trying to get the tying run to the plate there. Just didn’t execute,” Bellinger said.“I mean, I had the take sign. Knew the fastball was coming. I’ve done it so many times before I thought it was going to be an easy bunt. …At that moment, I thought it was a good play. I knew a heater was coming and those are the easiest pitches to bunt.”Given the current state of the team and the fact that Roberts pulled him from a game for a perceived lack of hustle just two weeks ago, Bellinger’s misguided attempt to jumpstart a rally plays as willful defiance as well.Roberts and Bellinger had not spoken about it immediately after the game but Roberts indicated there would be a conversation.“It’s one of those where if you get it down, it’s a great play. If you don’t, it’s a bad play,” Bellinger said. “If I could do it again I wouldn’t. At the time, I thought it was a good idea.”Sign up for our Inside the Dodgers newsletter. Be the best Dodger fan you can be by getting daily intel on your favorite team. Subscribe here.Letting Stripling bat for himself with two on and two out in the bottom of the fifth seemed like a good idea to Roberts at the time too. He was more focused on “run prevention” with Joey Votto and Scooter Gennett coming up in the sixth than using a pinch-hitter to try and push across another run, Roberts said.His two lefty relievers, Adam Liberatore and Scott Alexander, were unavailable so Roberts sent Stripling out to face the two lefties – the right-handed Stripling actually fares better against lefties. Stripling had already thrown 71 pitches – the most he had thrown in a game since August 2016.He got Votto looking at a curveball for a called third strike, Stripling’s career-high seventh strikeout of the game. But he gave up a single to Gennett (who is 10 for 14 in this series). Roberts went to Chargois — and another Dodgers’ lead disappeared through the hole in their pockets.“It’s kind of what’s been going on,” Roberts said. “He came in. I loved the matchup and he got a ground ball. It popped out of his glove and ends up being an infield hit. If he misses it completely, we get a double play. We had guys there (up the middle). If he catches it cleanly, it’s a double play.”The Reds piled on with doubles by Tucker Barnhart and Alex Blandino.During their past 19 games, the Dodgers’ bullpen has been the infected tooth that every bite seems to find. Relievers have given up 11 home runs and taken five losses during the freefall, posting a collective 5.25 ERA and unsightly 1.58 WHIP. Of course, the next batter, Scott Schebler, hit a three-run home run just over the wall in left field and the Cincinnati Reds went on to hand the Dodgers another defeat, 5-3.The Dodgers have lost three in a row to the team with the worst record in the National League and 13 of their past 19 overall.“Yeah, man – can’t get out of our own way a little bit,” said Dodgers starter Ross Stripling who handed a 3-1 lead to Chagrois in the sixth. “One bounce and it could have been different. This is definitely a tough one. None of them have been easy to swallow.“If he catches it, turns and makes a throw, maybe we’re having a more pleasant conversation right now. That one stinks. That’s just the way it’s going for us right now.”Indeed. Not only can’t the Dodgers seem to catch a break, when they try to make one for themselves they get that wrong too. PreviousLos Angeles Dodgers’ Yasiel Puig reacts after lining into a double play during the eighth inning of the team’s baseball game against the Cincinnati Reds on Saturday, May 12, 2018, in Los Angeles. (AP Photo/Mark J. Terrill)Los Angeles Dodgers pitcher Ross Stripling throws during the first inning of a baseball game against the Cincinnati Reds on Saturday, May 12, 2018, in Los Angeles. (AP Photo/Mark J. Terrill)Cincinnati Reds starting pitcher Homer Bailey, top, reacts after Los Angeles Dodgers’ Austin Barnes scored on single by Joc Pederson during the fourth inning of a baseball game Saturday, May 12, 2018, in Los Angeles. (AP Photo/Mark J. Terrill) SoundThe gallery will resume insecondsFormer Los Angeles Dodgers players Steve Yeager, left, Steve Garvey, center, and Ron Cey talk before an Old Timers game that was held prior to a baseball game between the Dodgers and the Cincinnati Reds on Saturday, May 12, 2018, in Los Angeles. (AP Photo/Mark J. Terrill)Former Los Angeles Dodgers pitchers Fernando Valenzuela, left, and Sandy Koufax talk before an Old Timers game held prior to a baseball game between the Dodgers and the Cincinnati Reds on Saturday, May 12, 2018, in Los Angeles. (AP Photo/Mark J. Terrill)Former Los Angeles Dodgers pitcher Sandy Koufax, center, puts his hands on the shoulders of Fernando Valenzuela, second from right, as Don Newcombe stands by before an Old Timers game that was held prior to a baseball game between the Dodgers and the Cincinnati Reds on Saturday, May 12, 2018, in Los Angeles. (AP Photo/Mark J. Terrill)Former Los Angeles Dodgers pitcher Sandy Koufax, center, talks to Kirk Gibson, right, as Don Newcombe stands nearby before an Old Timers game held before a baseball game between the Dodgers and the Cincinnati Reds on Saturday, May 12, 2018, in Los Angeles. (AP Photo/Mark J. Terrill)Former Los Angeles Dodgers player Kirk Gibson signs autographs before an Old Timers game held prior to a baseball game between the Dodgers and the Cincinnati Reds on Saturday, May 12, 2018, in Los Angeles. (AP Photo/Mark J. Terrill)Former Los Angeles Dodgers pitcher Fernando Valenzuela winds up during an Old Timers game held prior to a baseball game between the Dodgers and the Cincinnati Reds on Saturday, May 12, 2018, in Los Angeles. (AP Photo/Mark J. Terrill)Former Los Angeles Dodgers pitchers Sandy Koufax, left, and Don Newcombe talk before an Old Timers game held prior to a baseball game between the Dodgers and the Cincinnati Reds on Saturday, May 12, 2018, in Los Angeles. (AP Photo/Mark J. Terrill)Former Los Angeles Dodgers player and current manager Dave Roberts laughs after being thrown out at first during an Old Timers game held prior to a baseball game between the Dodgers and the Cincinnati Reds on Saturday, May 12, 2018, in Los Angeles. (AP Photo/Mark J. Terrill)Cincinnati Reds first baseman Joey Votto, left, dives for a ball hit by Los Angeles Dodgers’ Max Muncy as Chris Taylor runs to second during the first inning of a baseball game Saturday, May 12, 2018, in Los Angeles. Muncy was thrown out at first on the play. (AP Photo/Mark J. Terrill)Cincinnati Reds starting pitcher Homer Bailey throws during the first inning of the team’s baseball game against the Los Angeles Dodgers on Saturday, May 12, 2018, in Los Angeles. (AP Photo/Mark J. Terrill)Cincinnati Reds starting pitcher Homer Bailey throws during the first inning of a baseball game against the Los Angeles Dodgers on Saturday, May 12, 2018, in Los Angeles. (AP Photo/Mark J. Terrill)Los Angeles Dodgers pitcher Ross Stripling throws during the first inning of a baseball game against the Cincinnati Reds on Saturday, May 12, 2018, in Los Angeles. (AP Photo/Mark J. Terrill)Los Angeles Dodgers’ Cody Bellinger watches his solo home run off Cincinnati Reds starting pitcher Homer Bailey during the third inning of a baseball game Saturday, May 12, 2018, in Los Angeles. (AP Photo/Mark J. Terrill)Los Angeles Dodgers’ Cody Bellinger, left, is congratulated by manager Dave Roberts, center, and coach Bob Geren after hitting a solo home run during the third inning of a baseball game against the Cincinnati Reds on Saturday, May 12, 2018, in Los Angeles. (AP Photo/Mark J. Terrill)Los Angeles Dodgers’ Austin Barnes, right, scores on single by Joc Pederson as Cincinnati Reds catcher Tucker Barnhart waits for the throw during the fourth inning of a baseball game Saturday, May 12, 2018, in Los Angeles. (AP Photo/Mark J. Terrill)Cincinnati Reds starting pitcher Homer Bailey, left, reacts after Los Angeles Dodgers’ Austin Barnes scored on single by Joc Pederson during the fourth inning of a baseball game Saturday, May 12, 2018, in Los Angeles. (AP Photo/Mark J. Terrill)Cincinnati Reds’ Scott Schebler hits a three-run home run off Los Angeles Dodgers relief pitcher JT Chargois, front, during the sixth inning of a baseball game Saturday, May 12, 2018, in Los Angeles. (AP Photo/Mark J. Terrill)Cincinnati Reds’ Scott Schebler, right, scores on his three-run home run off Los Angeles Dodgers relief pitcher JT Chargois, left, during the sixth inning of a baseball game Saturday, May 12, 2018, in Los Angeles. (AP Photo/Mark J. Terrill)Los Angeles Dodgers left fielder Joc Pederson can’t reach a three-run home run by Cincinnati Reds’ Scott Schebler during the sixth inning of a baseball game Saturday, May 12, 2018, in Los Angeles. (AP Photo/Mark J. Terrill)Former Los Angeles Dodgers manager Tommy Lasorda looks at a bat belonging to Kirk Gibson, right, during an Old Timer’s game that was held prior to a baseball game between the Los Angeles Dodgers and the Cincinnati Reds Saturday, May 12, 2018, in Los Angeles. (AP Photo/Mark J. Terrill)Los Angeles Dodgers center fielder Enrique Hernandez makes a catch on a ball hit by Cincinnati Reds’ Scott Schebler during the seventh inning of a baseball game Saturday, May 12, 2018, in Los Angeles. (AP Photo/Mark J. Terrill)Cincinnati Reds’ Scott Schebler hits a three-run home run during the sixth inning of a baseball game against the Los Angeles Dodgers on Saturday, May 12, 2018, in Los Angeles. (AP Photo/Mark J. Terrill)Cincinnati Reds relief pitcher Jared Hughes throws during the ninth inning of the team’s baseball game against the Los Angeles Dodgers on Saturday, May 12, 2018, in Los Angeles. The Reds won 5-3. (AP Photo/Mark J. Terrill)Los Angeles Dodgers’ Enrique Hernandez gestures before a baseball game against the Cincinnati Reds Saturday, May 12, 2018, in Los Angeles. (AP Photo/Mark J. Terrill)Los Angeles Dodgers’ Yasiel Puig reacts after lining into a double play during the eighth inning of the team’s baseball game against the Cincinnati Reds on Saturday, May 12, 2018, in Los Angeles. (AP Photo/Mark J. Terrill)Los Angeles Dodgers pitcher Ross Stripling throws during the first inning of a baseball game against the Cincinnati Reds on Saturday, May 12, 2018, in Los Angeles. (AP Photo/Mark J. Terrill)NextShow Caption1 of 27Los Angeles Dodgers pitcher Ross Stripling throws during the first inning of a baseball game against the Cincinnati Reds on Saturday, May 12, 2018, in Los Angeles. (AP Photo/Mark J. Terrill)ExpandLOS ANGELES — You know the pie in the face is coming. You sense it. You just don’t know exactly when it will be delivered.It came in the sixth inning Saturday night.When J.T. Chargois stabbed at Eugenio Suarez’s hard comebacker to the mound, the ball hit right inside his glove. An inning-ending double play that would have preserved a two-run Dodger lead at the time was within reach. But not grasped.The ball didn’t stick. It bounced out. Chargois lost sight of it and spun around in confusion, looking for it. By the time he and the ball were reunited, everyone was safe.center_img Newsroom GuidelinesNews TipsContact UsReport an Errorlast_img read more

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MLB wrap: Kyle Seager’s 3-homer night highlights Mariners win

first_imgThe Mariners don’t have much to play for.They are last in the American League West and 21 games back in the AL wild-card race. The Tigers don’t have much going for them either. But that doesn’t mean players still can’t shine. Kyle Seager did just that. The third baseman had a three-home run night in Seattle’s 11-6 win over Detroit. Seager became the 11th Mariner in team history with three home runs in a single game. Related News Still counts.Kyle Seager becomes the 11th Mariner in franchise history with three home runs in a game. 👏 #TrueToTheBlue pic.twitter.com/n7SQa8ZoOH— Seattle Mariners (@Mariners) August 14, 2019But he wasn’t the only one with a hot bat. Tom Murphy hit two homers in the win. In fact, both came directly after Seager’s in the fourth and sixth innings.It was Seattle’s second win in 10 games. Detroit had a bit of a hot streak itself in the third through fifth innings, scoring all six of its runs then. But it couldn’t put anything else together the rest of the game. Zac Grotz earned the win after pitching 1 2/3 innings.Matthew Boyd was tagged with the loss after he allowed seven runs (six earned) on seven hits in 5 1/3 innings. Studs of the NightJ.T. Realmuto hit a home run and drove in the go-ahead run with an RBI double in the Phillies’ 4-2 win over the Cubs.Real smooth. #RingTheBell pic.twitter.com/YiIXhkVmei— Philadelphia Phillies (@Phillies) August 14, 2019Chris Sale became the fastest pitcher to 2,000 strikeouts (1,626 IP) in MLB history after breaking Pedro Martinez’s previous record of 1,771 1/3 IP.Domingo Germán pitched seven innings allowing two runs on five hits for the eventual win to be the first 16-game winner in the majors as New York dropped Baltimore 8-3.Duds of the NightNothing was happening offensively for the Rangers. Five batters, with three-or-more at-bats, laid goose eggs in a 3-0 loss against the Blue Jays.Jeff Brigham struggled. The Marlins righty gave up four runs on four hits in 2/3 of an inning. They went on to lose 15-1 to the Dodgers.HighlightsTodd Frazier tried and failed. Gerrit Cole injury update: Astros starter (hamstring) doesn’t believe he’s seriously hurtcenter_img Phillies’ defeat of Cubs aided by one of worst strike-3 calls of all time Run on Ronald?Bad choice. pic.twitter.com/k4CxwvHwqI— MLB (@MLB) August 14, 2019The only answer to this question is yes.You think George Springer was ready for the 1st pitch? 😱 #Crushed pic.twitter.com/w74XO2uxyb— MLB (@MLB) August 13, 2019What’s Next? Mets (61-58) at Braves (71-50), 7:20 p.m. ET — The Braves will hope to keep their streak, and their advantage over the National League East, on Tuesday. They already topped the Mets on Tuesday and are now on a two-game winning streak. Atlanta will start Dallas Keuchel (3-5, 4.83 ERA) to try and keep it going. New York will counter with Steven Matz (7-7, 4.49).last_img read more

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