Championship

23 May 19
Press Enterprise
Efrain Alvarez didn’t have much time to celebrate Mexico’s U-17 CONCACAF championship. Alvarez, 16, played with Mexico last Thursday in Florida and was back on the game-day roster Sunday with the Galaxy. He had a 15-minute substitute stint. “It was a really good experience,” Alvarez said of the CONCACAF championships. “As a player, you want those types of opportunities with your national team, so it was lovely, going and getting the ticket to the (U-17) World Cup.” Alvarez’s appearance with the Galaxy was his first since March 9. He was called into training camp with Mexico’s U-17 in early April to begin preparation for the recently completed CONCACAF championship. Alvarez entered Sunday’s game in the 75th minute. “He asked me if I was ready and I said yes,” Alvarez said of his conversation with coach Guillermo Barros Schelotto. “I wanted to come back and play support the team as much as I can. “I was lucky enough that he selected me (for the game day roster). I wanted to be ready if he put me in. He did and I tried to give everything for my team.” The Galaxy suffered a fourth consecutive loss, falling 1-0 to Colorado, and will attempt to snap the skid Friday night at Orlando City SC (4 p.m.; UniMas). “He’s had a really good year with the 17s,” Schelotto said of Alvarez. “He played really good in the tournament. He comes with us and plays 10-15 minutes because I think he’s very talented and sometimes a few minutes he can do something.” With games set for Friday night and again Wednesday, Alvarez could be in line for an extended period of action. While his teammates have been battling through a busy slate of games, Alvarez’s youth should prove beneficial. “We’re not in a good situation right now, but I know this week we will come out better,” Alvarez said. “We’ve talked about as a team and we have to get ready for the next game. “It’s up to the coach (about getting more minutes). He makes the decisions and I will give my all to the team.” The Galaxy have been shut out in consecutive games for the first time this season. Zlatan Ibrahimovic returns from his two-game suspension when the Galaxy visit Sporting Kansas City on Wednesday. “We need to try and win …I don’t think we deserved to lose the last game (1-0 against Colorado),” Schelotto said. “We couldn’t find the last pass in the box. We need to make the better decisions in the last third, but it is not easy, but we are working.” Araujo added to U.S. U-20 World Cup Defender Julian Araujo, 17, was added to the U.S. U-20 World Cup roster as a replacement for the injured Ayo Akinola. Araujo trained in L.A. on Tuesday with the Galaxy, but received word later in the day and departed for Poland late in the evening. [related_articles location=”left” show_article_date=”false” article_type=”automatic-primary-tag”] The U.S. opened the tournament today against the Ukraine. Gold Cup rosters Giancarlo Gonzalez (Costa Rica), Jonathan dos Santos (mexico), Uriel Antuna (Mexico), Rolf Feltscher (Venezuela) and Sebastian Lletget (U.S) made their respective national team preliminary rosters for CONCACAF Gold Cup. Also, Galaxy II forward Ernesto Walker made Panama’s preliminary roster. Final rosters are to be set June 5. The Gold Cup runs from June 15 to July 7. L.A. GALAXY (7-5-1, 22 points) at ORLANDO CITY SC (4-6-3, 15 points) Kickoff: 4 p.m. at Orlando City Stadium TV/Radio: UniMas; KWKW/1330; LAGalaxy.com (English) Update: OCSC snapped a three-game losing streak with a 5-1 win over FC Cincinnati on Sunday. The Galaxy have lost their first two trips to Orlando, 4-0 (2015) and 2-1 (2017). Last year, Zlatan Ibrahimovic scored a hat trick in a 4-3 win. Orlando City striker Dom Dwyer (four goals) will serve a suspension due to yellow-card accumulation and supplemental discipline.
23 May 19
Windsor Star

The concussion symptoms had lingered for nearly a year when D.J. Smith finally decided to end an eight-year pro career at the age of 27 in December of 2004. Smith, who spent three seasons playing defence for his hometown Windsor Spitfires before going pro, wasn’t on the sidelines long when then Spitfires head coach Dave […]

23 May 19
Big Sports Bulletin

Nothing changes the momentum of a football game greater than a huge hit. In recent years college football has declared a war on big hits. With the implementation of the targeting penalty in 2013 big hits have been tabooed around college football. Now big hits that appear legal are scrutinized under a microscope. However, this […]

23 May 19
LaPatilla.com
El ruso consiguió bajar sin problemas – Infobae   Fueron momentos de tensión los que se vivieron en el Eurasian Championship de Rusia durante la participación del joven de 20 años Yaroslav Radoshkevich, quien se presentaba ante el público para intentar levantar por tercera vez 250 kilos. Infobae Tras la escalofriante lesión, en la que se fracturó la tibia hasta en tres partes, el levantador de pesas anunció su retiro del deporte. En la previa al inicio de la competencia, el atleta ruso le había advertido a su entorno que llegaba con problemas en su tobillo, después de sufrir un esguince. Todo quedó registrado en el teléfono celular de un fanático que estaba grabando y que el portal Amur.info dio a conocer. En las imágenes se pudo ver la secuencia completa desde que Radoshkevich llega a la zona de competencia, hasta su impresionable lesión. El ruso se aproximó a la máquina, secundado por cinco asistentes para realizar su tercer intento en los 250 kilos. El atleta comenzó su movimiento apoyando la barra sobre sus hombros, mientras que los auxiliares le quitaban el seguro.   Cuando intentó subir sus piernas se vencieron – Infobae   Radoshkevich logró bajar sin problemas pero la lesión se produjo al momento de levantarse. La pierna derecha no soportó los 250 kilos que tenía en sus hombros y cedió, provocándole una rotura de tibia hasta en tres partes. Los asistentes le quitaron rápidamente la barra de su cuello y el joven fue trasladado al hospital. Horas más tarde, el portal RT aseguró que el atleta estaba participando de la competencia con problemas en su tobillo, lo que pudo haber influido en la lesión. Tras ser operado, Yaroslav Radoshkevich consideró que posiblemente ese haya sido el final de su carrera dentro de la disciplina: “Apenas puedo volver a este deporte después de una lesión así. He logrado mucho, pero habré abandonado mis esperanzas y ambiciones, ya que la rehabilitación llevará aproximadamente seis meses”.
23 May 19

This past Friday morning in America, ONE Championship: Enter the Dragon went down in Singapore. It was a super exciting event overall that saw plenty of surprising upsets unfold. However, ONE has since overturned one of those outcomes. Earlier this week, ONE CEO and Founder Chatri Sityodtong announced via Facebook that the ONE Super Series kickboxing […]

23 May 19
The Irish Sun
JOHN EGAN’S reworking of ‘Allez, Allez, Allez’ to celebrate Sheffield United’s promotion has become an internet sensation. The final verse — a dig at his and the Blades’ critics — is the one he is most proud of and one he reckons could equally apply to the Ireland team. John Egan during Ireland’s Portugal training camp John Egan celebrates promotion with Sheffield United The song is cleverly rewritten as centre-back Egan describes how United boss Chris Wilder motivated his men at one stage this season. The Corkman sings: “He stuck a paper on the wall, they called us journeymen, now we’re going on a journey, to the f**king Prem.” Egan, United’s record signing when he joined from Brentford in a £4million move last summer, is happy to accept the ‘journeyman’ tag given his path to the top flight. Signed as a teenager by Sunderland, he was part of the Ireland Under-19 team — alongside Jeff Hendrick and Conor Hourihane — that reached the Uefa finals in 2011. FOOTBALL IS NOT ROSY AT THE TIME Big things were expected as the Black Cats farmed the defender out on loan to Bradford in 2012 but he suffered a horrific leg break that sidelined him for 12 months. The road back meant starting at the bottom with Southend on loan before moving on to Gillingham, Brentford and now Sheffield United. Egan, 26, said: “Football is hard, it is not all rosy all the time. “For me, when Sunderland released me it was a summer of uncertainty. “I didn’t know where I was going to go — the offers weren’t necessarily flooding in. “You’re kind of thinking, hoping that you get that offer. I was kind of thinking someone in the Championship might give me a chance but there was no one really too keen. “A lot of footballers go through it in the summer, there are a lot of footballers going through it this summer. People aren’t really aware of that. “I knew I had to play games, so I went to Gillingham and have played regular games and been on an upward curve ever since. “If you back yourself and you’re lucky enough to get a chance as well, it all becomes worth it.” MCGOLD STANDARD The Sheffield United dressing room has players with similar tales. So does the Ireland one that Egan is in this week as the squad prepare for next month’s Euro 2020 qualifiers against Denmark and Gibraltar. He added: “David McGoldrick came to us on trial because the Ipswich manager didn’t fancy him or whatever. “He’s gone on to be our player of the season in a promotion-winning campaign. He came on trial! It just sums up the quality is there, you just need to be given a chance in the right team.” McGoldrick’s Ireland career has taken a similar trajectory in the past few months, with boss Mick McCarthy putting the striker straight into his XI for his first two games in charge. And Egan knows that a lot of his international team-mates are also written off too easily. He explained: “The Premier League is obviously the best league in the world, you’ve got all four places in the European finals — that speaks for itself. “But I think the Championship definitely gets you ready for anything in international football. “People can write us off all they want but I think we’ve got a good squad. “We’ll be fully prepared under Mick, Terry Connor and now we can attack the next two games.” Positive results against the Danes and Gibraltar would put Ireland in a strong position to qualify for Euro 2020 but there are tough games to come with Switzerland (twice), Georgia and Denmark still on the post-June fixture list. Qualification remains on the agenda, which could force Egan to think of new lyrics to ‘Allez, Allez, Allez’ again. ALLEZ ALLEZ ALLEZ Given the success of his effort for the Blades, Ireland fans would welcome it. But Egan himself is hoping he can ditch the party piece for now. He said: “I’ve had to sing it a lot since to be fair. “But hopefully it’s kind of petered out because I was getting a bit sick of it towards the end. “It was just a bit of craic really. I was on Twitter one day just scrolling and I saw some team, I think it was Letterkenny IT in Donegal, and they had won some cup. “They were singing some version of ‘Allez, Allez, Allez’ — this was back in December. “It was class, they were at the back of the bus belting it out. “And I just thought it would be class if we went up and we had one. [article-rail-section title=”MOST READ SPORT” posts_category=”0″ posts_number=”12″ query_type=”popular” /] “I was with my friend Anthony Ford, who plays for Rotherham, and I don’t know how I came up with them but I just came up with the lyrics. “He was just like, ‘Yeah, you’ve got to sing that if you go up’. “It was meant to be a bit of craic and someone obviously videoed it and it went viral.” Egan in action against Northern Ireland in November
23 May 19
Venetian Poker Room

Hey Omaha lovers! The first of our several DeepStack Championship Omaha tournaments is Sat. May 25th with Event #18 $400 Limit Omaha 8/B $12K GTD at 11:10am. 12,000 chips and 30 minute levels. Registration and re-entry open until 2:25pm.

23 May 19
Archy Worldys

After the victory of Russia over the USA, the quarterfinal Sweden-Finland acquired a special significance for the fans of the Red Car. In the case of Czech victories over the Germans (this option looked very real), it was the winner of the “Tre Krunur” confrontation – Suomi got into the semi-finals against the team of […]

23 May 19
Timothy Sumer

Sports News by Timothy Sumer – Ice hockey heavyweights Russia and Canada reached the world championship semi-finals after thrilling wins while holders Sweden crashed out after a 5-4 sudden-death overtime defeat by traditional rivals Finland on Thursday. from Reuters: Sports News https://reut.rs/2EufJT5 via Timothy Sumer

23 May 19
Step Back 3 Sports Podcast

Well Everybody, An Old Member of the Michigan Fab-Five Is Coming Home to His Alma-Mater To Coach The Men’s Basketball Program He Once Played For. Juwan Howard Has Been Named the New Head Coach At Michigan Taking Over After Former Coach John Beilein Left to take the Head Coaching Job with the Cleveland Cavaliers In […]

23 May 19
SportsTravel

U.S. Rowing has selected Nathan Benderson Park in Sarasota, Florida, to host the 2020 U.S. Olympic and Paralympic Team Trials – Rowing. The event will be staged in April 2020 and will determine the teams the U.S. will send to the 2020 Olympic and Paralympic Summer Games in Tokyo. The rowing venue also hosted the […]

23 May 19
Noises From the Marsh

Mighty Mouth Malignaggi Brings Bare Knuckle Boxing to the Spotlight You can’t call yourself a boxing fan and not know the baby-faced, loud-mouthed, self-impressed Pauli Malignaggi. The two-division, boxing world champion is probably better known for being a Showtime Boxing announcer. As a boxer, Malignaggi is not a knockout puncher. His fighting style is a […]

23 May 19
The Irish Sun
ROBIN VAN PERSIE displayed his keen fashion sense at the darts – by dressing up as a Peaky Blinder. Last year the 35-year-old turned up with a traffic cone on his head as he showed his support for compatriot Michael van Gerwen. Dutch legend Robin van Persie turned up to the darts dressed as a peaky blinder The former Manchester United and Arsenal striker was present at the 02 Arena in London for the Unibet Premier League play-off finals. At the 2018 finals, the Dutchman did not look out of place with the fancy dress brigade when he arrived with a special traffic cone hat and wearing Van Gerwen’s famous luminous green replica shirt. This time, he turned up with a group of Dutch mates looking like an extra from the popular BBC TV show Peaky Blinders. The lads all wore flat-caps, grey waist-coasts and black ties. Uploading a picture of himself on Twitter, Van Persie said: “Ready to support our buddy @MvG180 in london! #PeakyBlinders #ComeOnnn #MightyMike #180.” The Feyenoord fan favourite, who retired from football earlier this month, is a big darts fan and is good mates with Van Gerwen and Raymond van Barneveld, the five-time world champion from Holland. Ready to support our buddy @MvG180 in london! #PeakyBlinders #ComeOnnn #MightyMike #180 🎯 pic.twitter.com/dPcaGup3dT — Robin van Persie (@Persie_Official) May 23, 2019 [article-rail-topic title=”LATEST MAN UTD NEWS” term_id=”1480″ posts_number=”6″ /] [pod_component pod_component_config_id=”20190515-carousel-YZiteIx4h” pod_component_config_url=”https://www.thesun.co.uk/nu-sun-pod-component-config-prod/20190515-carousel-YZiteIx4h.json” pod_component_config_loader_url=”https://www.thesun.co.uk/nu-sun-pod-loaders-prod/1.57.1/componentLoader.js?122286″ src=”https%3A%2F%2Fiframe.thesun.co.uk%2Fnu-sun-pod-widgets-prod%2Fiframe-pod.html%3Fid%3D20190515-carousel-YZiteIx4h%26script%3Dhttps%3A%2F%2Fwww.thesun.co.uk%2Fnu-sun-pod-loaders-prod%2F1.57.1%2FcomponentLoader.js%3F122286%26config%3Dhttps%3A%2F%2Fwww.thesun.co.uk%2Fnu-sun-pod-component-config-prod%2F20190515-carousel-YZiteIx4h.json”] Van Persie – who recently called time on his career – has been branded as a “slithering snake” by fans for wearing a half-and-half United and Arsenal shirt. The ex-Fenerbahce striker’s former international team-mate Rafael van der Vaart recently won his first official darts match. However a mix-up with the scorecard could have handed his opponent the victory during the first round at the BDO Denmark Open. [bc_video video_id=”5979981161001″ account_id=”5067014667001″ player_id=”default” embed=”in-page” padding_top=”56%” autoplay=”” min_width=”0px” max_width=”640px” width=”100%” height=”100%” caption=”Michael van Gerwen gets a pint thrown over him during the World Darts Championship at Alexandra Palace”]
23 May 19
The Scottish Sun
ROBIN VAN PERSIE displayed his keen fashion sense at the darts – by dressing up as a Peaky Blinder. Last year the 35-year-old turned up with a traffic cone on his head as he showed his support for compatriot Michael van Gerwen. Dutch legend Robin van Persie turned up to the darts dressed as a peaky blinder The former Manchester United and Arsenal striker was present at the 02 Arena in London for the Unibet Premier League play-off finals. At the 2018 finals, the Dutchman did not look out of place with the fancy dress brigade when he arrived with a special traffic cone hat and wearing Van Gerwen’s famous luminous green replica shirt. This time, he turned up with a group of Dutch mates looking like an extra from the popular BBC TV show Peaky Blinders. The lads all wore flat-caps, grey waist-coasts and black ties. Uploading a picture of himself on Twitter, Van Persie said: “Ready to support our buddy @MvG180 in london! #PeakyBlinders #ComeOnnn #MightyMike #180.” The Feyenoord fan favourite, who retired from football earlier this month, is a big darts fan and is good mates with Van Gerwen and Raymond van Barneveld, the five-time world champion from Holland. Ready to support our buddy @MvG180 in london! #PeakyBlinders #ComeOnnn #MightyMike #180 🎯 pic.twitter.com/dPcaGup3dT — Robin van Persie (@Persie_Official) May 23, 2019 [article-rail-topic title=”LATEST MAN UTD NEWS” term_id=”1480″ posts_number=”6″ /] [pod_component pod_component_config_id=”20190515-carousel-YZiteIx4h” pod_component_config_url=”https://www.thesun.co.uk/nu-sun-pod-component-config-prod/20190515-carousel-YZiteIx4h.json” pod_component_config_loader_url=”https://www.thesun.co.uk/nu-sun-pod-loaders-prod/1.57.1/componentLoader.js?122286″ src=”https%3A%2F%2Fiframe.thesun.co.uk%2Fnu-sun-pod-widgets-prod%2Fiframe-pod.html%3Fid%3D20190515-carousel-YZiteIx4h%26script%3Dhttps%3A%2F%2Fwww.thesun.co.uk%2Fnu-sun-pod-loaders-prod%2F1.57.1%2FcomponentLoader.js%3F122286%26config%3Dhttps%3A%2F%2Fwww.thesun.co.uk%2Fnu-sun-pod-component-config-prod%2F20190515-carousel-YZiteIx4h.json”] Van Persie – who recently called time on his career – has been branded as a “slithering snake” by fans for wearing a half-and-half United and Arsenal shirt. The ex-Fenerbahce striker’s former international team-mate Rafael van der Vaart recently won his first official darts match. However a mix-up with the scorecard could have handed his opponent the victory during the first round at the BDO Denmark Open. [bc_video video_id=”5979981161001″ account_id=”5067014667001″ player_id=”default” embed=”in-page” padding_top=”56%” autoplay=”” min_width=”0px” max_width=”640px” width=”100%” height=”100%” caption=”Michael van Gerwen gets a pint thrown over him during the World Darts Championship at Alexandra Palace”]
23 May 19
MMA LIFE: UFC, Mixed Martial Arts (MMA) News, Results

A new era in the sport could soon be upon us, as parent company of the Ultimate Fighting Championship, Endeavor, has filed the paperwork to go public. UFC and MMA 2016: Ultimate Fighting Championship news, events and results, plus UFC 202 info and more. from MMA Fighting: UFC, Mixed Martial Arts (MMA) News, Results https://www.sherdog.com/news/news/UFC-Parent-Company-Endeavor-Files-to-Go-Public-155231 […]

23 May 19
Daily Breeze
LOS ANGELES — They’re not always easy conversations to have, but for Kelly Inouye-Perez, the discussion of whether Briana Perez is at fault for an error is one the UCLA coach will gladly have. What is “routine effort” when UCLA’s sophomore shortstop often makes the exceptional look effortless? Just because Perez usually makes things look easy doesn’t mean they are, the coach stresses. “The Bri standard is higher,” Inouye-Perez said. Perez meets a high standard in all aspects. She is a first-team All-Pac-12 selection, a second-team NFCA All-West Region pick and UCLA softball’s first CoSIDA Academic All-District honoree since 2010. She stresses defenses with her speed and stabilizes UCLA’s unit with quiet confidence. While Bubba Nickles stole the show offensively for the Bruins during last week’s regional tournament, in which the junior centerfielder drove in 11 runs in four games, it was Perez who had the highest batting average on the team (.583) for the weekend. Only on a team like UCLA, which has three former Gatorade National Players of the Year, three straight players who were named Pac-12 Freshman of the Year and a two-time finalist for USA Softball Collegiate Player of the Year, could a talent like Perez hide in plain sight. And for the former youth pitcher who left the circle because she couldn’t stand the spotlight, the role of quiet cog is just fine. “Here, it just takes all the pressure off of me,” Perez said as she leads the second-seeded Bruins into this weekend’s best-of-three Super Regional against James Madison at UCLA’s Easton Stadium. The Bay Area native was the No. 1 recruit in her class, a five-tool stud who could have gone anywhere. She can hit at three levels – bunting, slapping or leaving the yard. She has scored a team-high 63 runs with 73 hits and 40 RBIs. But what sets her apart is her speed, on the base paths – 20 stolen bases on 21 attempts and an inside-the-park home run this season – and on defense. Inouye-Perez marvels at the way Perez accelerates, closing the distance between ground balls with ease. When UCLA shuffled through third basemen during the season, the defense barely missed a beat because Perez’s range allowed her to cover her position and a half, the coach said. “She’s just a unique breed,” Inouye-Perez said. The 13-year head coach said Perez’s athletic ability is nearly unmatched at UCLA. Inouye-Perez has spent the past 31 years in the UCLA dugout as a national championship-winning catcher, an assistant coach and now as a head coach. The only Bruin player that has what Perez has in terms of athletic ability might be Natasha Watley, Inouye-Perez said. Watley is a two-time Olympian and a four-time first-team All-American, All-Region and All-Pac-12 selection at shortstop. She helped lead UCLA to the 2003 NCAA championship as a senior. Perez’s athletic ability is unique in softball, Inouye-Perez said, because athletes of her caliber used to flock to other sports. Perez played soccer and basketball growing up, but settled on softball in part due to her older sister Kylee’s dedication to the sport. [related_articles location=”left” show_article_date=”false” article_type=”automatic-primary-tag”] Kylee, a former star second baseman for the Bruins who is now a volunteer assistant coach after graduating last year, knew early on Briana was talented. They played catch when Briana was 7 and the younger sister never had trouble handling fastballs from her sister, who is three years older. While it may be easy to group the inseparable sisters together, Kylee shuts down all comparisons. Briana is her own player and person, exceptional in her own right independent of Kylee’s history as a three-time first-team All-Pac-12 player and emotional leader for the Bruins. “I think am very protective of her, so when anything is kind of said about that, it kind of irritates me,” Kylee said. “I don’t really like when people compare us.” Inouye-Perez calls Briana’s leadership style “quiet thunder.” She doesn’t speak often, but when she does, it’s powerful. Her teammates not only like her, they respect her too. “She’s being given a responsibility at a very young age,” Inouye-Perez said. “That’s not easy to carry responsibility and perform at a school like UCLA.” Perez, however, makes it look easy sometimes. NCAA softball Super Regional at Easton Stadium UCLA (49-6) vs. James Madison (51-8) Friday, 6 p.m., ESPNU Saturday, 5 p.m., ESPN Sunday, 1 p.m., ESPNU (if necessary) Scouting James Madison The Colonial conference champions are playing in just their second Super Regional after upsetting No. 15 Michigan last weekend. Redshirt senior pitcher Megan Good dominated in two must-win games Sunday, pitching all 14 innings of the doubleheader and giving up only one earned run and three walks with 11 strikeouts. She is one of three finalists for the USA Softball Player of the Year award, along with UCLA pitcher Rachel Garcia and Oklahoma infielder Sydney Romero. The Dukes also have the top-scoring offense in the country with 7.78 runs per game.