Mattie Ott – Greensburg

first_imgMattie Ann Ott, of Greensburg, was born on April 27, 1943 in Perry County, Kentucky, a daughter to Earl Bowles. She was raised in part by her grand-parents Viola and Frank Bowles.  She married Arnold Ott on December 16, 1961 and he preceded her in death on March 18, 2016.  She was a homemaker but more than that she was a loving mother and wife.  Her life was spent taking care of and being with her family. She did work as a seamstress for many years but making clothes for her children and quilting was one of her passions. She also enjoyed reading, gardening and being active in her church.  Mattie was a member and one time pianist of Cornerstone Baptist Church in Greensburg.  On Wednesday, May 13, 2020 at the age of 77, God’s servant, Mattie was called home.Those surviving who will cherish Mattie’s memory include her children, Sally Ott of Greensburg, Steven (Carolyn) Ott of Knightstown, Brad (Diane) Ott of Greensburg, and Jennifer (Steven) Stirn of Greenfield; eight grandchildren, Olivia Stirn-Kelly and Justin Stirn, Haylee, Mason and Brooklyn Ott and Adam, Nathan and Mike Ott; one great-grandchild, Spencer Kelly; a beloved Aunt, Jean Blakely of Connersville; a sister, Lita (Gary) Caldwell of Plainfield, and a brother, David (Beth) Bowles of Springfield Missouri. She also had many cousins that she loved like siblings.  She was preceded in death by her grand-parents, father, and husband.Due to COVID-19 limitations, no more than 25 people at a time can visit with the family but may do so from 11a.m. until 1p.m. on Wednesday, May 20, 2020 at Cook Rosenberger Funeral Home, 929 Main Street, Brookville, Indiana.  Services will be for immediate family and burial will follow in Metamora Cemetery.Please support the family by signing the online guestbook or leaving personal memories at www.cookrosenberger.com.  The staff of Cook Rosenberger Funeral Home is honored to care for the family of Mattie Ott.last_img read more

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Debuchy joins Gunners

first_img The 28-year-old, who was part of the French World Cup squad which reached the World Cup quarter-finals, will present a ready-made Barclays Premier League replacement for Bacary Sagna, who left Arsenal earlier this summer to join Manchester City on a free transfer. A post on Arsenal’s official Twitter feed read: “It’s official – Mathieu Debuchy has signed for @Arsenal!” Press Association Arsenal have signed full-back Mathieu Debuchy from Newcastle. Debuchy, who Press Association Sport understands has cost the Gunners around £12million, becomes Arsenal’s second signing of the summer, following the arrival of Alexis Sanchez from Barcelona. Debuchy told arsenal.com: “I’m very proud to be joining a great club like Arsenal and to wear its colours, it’s one of the biggest clubs in the whole world. “I’m looking forward to working with Arsene Wenger and to helping the team build on last season’s FA Cup success. Playing again in the Champions League is a big excitement for me and I will do my best to help Arsenal compete for trophies.” Manager Arsene Wenger added: “We are delighted to welcome Mathieu Debuchy to Arsenal Football Club. “He has shown he can perform at the highest level with his club sides and also for France. He is a quality defender who has good Premier League experience and I’m confident he will fit in very well with us.” Debuchy made 46 appearances in his 18 months on Tyneside after signing from Lille, where he won the Ligue 1 and Coupe de France double in 2010-11. He was named in the Ligue 1 team of the season the following year, having also won the first of his 25 France caps in October 2011 against Albania. More signings look sure to follow, although German World Cup winner Sami Khedira’s personal terms could prove a sticking point on a rumoured £25million move from Real Madrid. Borussia Dortmund’s Lars Bender, who missed the World Cup through injury, is another player Wenger has long admired. Arsenal also need a goalkeeper, with Colombia goalkeeper David Ospina, of Nice, said to be on the club’s radar. Egypt international defender Ahmed Fathi is having a trial at Arsenal this week, while Atletico Madrid’s 19-year-old right-back Javi Manquillo is another a potential new recruit. Following their trip to the United States, Arsenal host the Emirates Cup on August 2/3 which is likely to present debuts for Sanchez and Debuchy. Arsenal play Premier League champions Manchester City on August 9 in the Community Shield before starting the new league campaign at home to Crystal Palace. last_img read more

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Flight attendant dies after contracting measles from sick person on plane

first_imgIsrael’s Ministry of Health is confirming that a flight attendant has died after she contracted the measles from an infected passenger who boarded a plane that she was working on in New York.The 46-year-old woman became sick on March 26th during her shift on El Al Airlines flight 002 from the John F. Kennedy Airport to an airport in Tel Aviv.The woman was then hospitalized in Israel and fell into a coma sometime in April. The woman was then transferred to a quarantined area of the hospital before she was pronounced dead on Tuesday.All passengers who boarded the flight have been informed of their exposure to the airborne virus and have been urged to contact their primary care physician especially if they begin to experience cold-like symptoms or a fever.According to the CDC, the measles are an extremely contagious virus that spreads through the air when an infected person coughs or sneezes.The report also says that the virus is so potent that 90% of people who have not been vaccinated against the measles will contract it if exposed.Both the US and Israel are currently experiencing a measles outbreak.last_img read more

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Bye week providing USC with much-needed rest

first_imgWhile the intensity was similar to a regular practice, the Trojans practiced in only shoulder pads and spent a lot more time on conditioning. Additionally, a few coaches were not at practice today because they were out on recruiting trips.“We want to make sure that we maintain the level we’ve been recruiting at,” USC coach Lane Kiffin said, “and that nationally, players understand the importance of our future. So a lot of guys … will be back [Wednesday].”Kiffin was adamant that the bye week is an important time not only for recruiting but for current players, as well.“It’s just critical for us to get guys back,” Kiffin said. “Even though there might not be a number of guys that are out not playing … there are some of those guys who are playing at 80, 90 percent, we can get them fully healthy.”—After USC recorded nine sacks against California, it currently ranks third in the nation with 16 sacks on the season. Led by junior defensive end Morgan Breslin’s 3.5 sacks, USC was able to harass Cal quarterback Zach Maynard throughout most of the game, which impacted his decision-making. Though the defensive line was perceived as a question mark before the season started, it has played well in USC’s first four games.“Our defensive line in general has played really well for a lot of newcomers that haven’t played before,” Kiffin said.—Kiffin also announced Tuesday that freshman linebacker Jabari Ruffin would “most likely” redshirt.“We’re just looking at some things with him upfront and some pass rush stuff really for next year because he’s so talented,” Kiffin said.Ruffin will provide depth to an already strong unit. Kiffin also mentioned that running back D.J. Morgan, who had surgery on his knee a few weeks ago, might return to practice this week and hopes the sophomore will be healthy for the team’s next game at Utah on Oct. 4.—In the aftermath of Monday Night Football’s controversial finish between the Green Bay Packers and the Seattle Seahawks, a few players had some things to say on the situation. After an end zone interception occurred in practice, one USC player quipped, “Isn’t that a touchdown?” Additionally, Barkley tweeted last night that the situation was “bananas” and offered his thoughts today. “It was crazy. I’ve never seen something like it,” Barkley said. “But, I think it’s about time the real refs are back in the game.” USC’s first practice of the week Tuesday  carried a bit of a different feel. For the first time this season, the team will not be playing a game Saturday.Traveling · USC has played two of its first four games this season away from the Coliseum. After a week off, it will hit the road again to face Utah. – Razan Al-Marzouqi | Daily Trojanlast_img read more

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Syracuse lacrosse opponent preview: What to know about No. 11 North Carolina

first_imgAfter losing four of its last five games, No. 9 Syracuse (6-4, 1-2 Atlantic Coast) will host No. 11 North Carolina (7-4, 2-0) in the Carrier Dome at 4 p.m. on Saturday in its final conference regular season game.The Orange is coming off an overtime loss, 10-9, to Cornell on Tuesday and has dropped from No. 3 down to No. 9 in the last three weeks.The Tar Heels most recently beat Virginia, 16-8, on Sunday. Syracuse’s only ACC win came against Virginia, 14-13, on March 4.SU is tied for third place in the ACC standings. A win against UNC would guarantee the Orange a top-four finish and a spot in the conference tournament. With a loss to North Carolina, Syracuse would need Duke beat Virginia on Saturday or score 15 or more goals against the Cavaliers to avoid finishing last in the conference and missing the tournament.All-time series: Syracuse leads 13-7AdvertisementThis is placeholder textLast time they played: The Orange avenged a regular season loss to the Tar Heels by beating UNC, 9-8, in the ACC tournament semifinal on April 24, 2015 at PPL Park in Chester, Pennsylvania.Syracuse’s Kevin Rice scored with under two minutes left to halt a three-goal North Carolina run and give Syracuse its last of four leads on the day. Less than two weeks earlier, SU had lost a 17-15 shootout to UNC, but the ACC semifinal matchup was more defensive with the two teams combining for 27 saves and 28 forced turnovers.Dylan Donahue and Rice led the Orange’s attack with four points each. North Carolina’s Joey Sankey and Chad Tutton each had three points. Published on April 15, 2016 at 4:51 pm Contact Jon: jrmettus@syr.edu | @jmettus The North Carolina report: The Tar Heels boast a fourth-ranked offense that scores 13.6 goals per game and is powered by attack Steve Pontrello, who averages 2.9 goals per game, sixth best in the country. The senior started at midfield his first three seasons, but has scored as a starting attack in all 11 of the team’s games this year, including a high of six against Duke on April 1. Midfielder Luke Goldstock is UNC’s most balanced offensive weapon, scoring 17 goals and distributing 16 assists for the second-best point total on the team. Goldstock was a 50-goal scorer last season for the Tar Heels, but as Pontrello has emerged, Goldstock has transitioned into a bigger distributor role.Defensively, Brian Balkam anchors North Carolina in goal. He’s allowing 9.3 goals per game and averaging 7.6 saves per contest. The goalie is coming off a career-high 14-save outing against Virginia on Sunday. The defense as a whole forces 10.9 turnovers per game, and is led in caused turnovers by Jack Rowlett, who has 10 on the season. UNC clears the ball at a below-average rate (84 percent), but its man-down defense is the second best in the nation, holding opponents to a 21 percent success rate. The only better man-down defense is Cornell’s, which SU lost to on Tuesday.At the faceoff X, UNC’s Stephen Kelly is having the best season of his career. He’s won 68 percent of his faceoffs over the last six games and has only won fewer than half of his faceoffs in one game this year. Kelly’s risen to No. 3 on Patrick McEwen’s faceoff rating list. Syracuse’s Ben Williams sits at No. 6.How North Carolina beats Syracuse: Overpowering an SU defense that has looked shaky at times this season is key for a Tar Heels win. North Carolina has plenty of firepower despite losing two starting attacks coming into the year. Syracuse has a goalie in net that’s making just his fourth career start and a defense that’s blown fourth quarter leads in three of its last five games.UNC is undefeated when it scores at least 13 goals and 7-1 when it scores at least 10. The three times the Tar Heels were held under 10 goals this season, it lost.If Kelly can dominate the faceoff X, a UNC victory will be almost inevitable. But the Tar Heels don’t need him to have a great game. SU is vulnerable even when it controls faceoffs. The Orange won 73 percent of the draws against Cornell, but still lost the game in overtime.Numbers to know:2.91 – Pontrello’s 2.91 goals per game is the best in the conference and sixth-best in the nation.1991 – North Carolina has beaten Syracuse just once in seven trips to the Carrier Dome. The only win game in the 1991 NCAA tournament semifinal game between the teams. The Tar Heels went on to win the national championship that year.60.2 – UNC has won 60.2 percent of its faceoffs this season, which is 11th best in the country. Syracuse has won 63.5 percent of its faceoffs.Player to watch: Luke Goldstock.Goldstock has the ability to light up the scoreboard, which he showed by scoring 50 goals last season. Though he’s evolved into more of a passer this year with one fewer assist than goals on the year, the potential is still there. If Syracuse’s defense focuses too much on Pontrello, expect Goldstock to have a big day. When the Orange defense was busy holding Myles Jones to four points when it played Duke, Deemer Class exploded for seven goals. When UNC beat SU last season, Goldstock led the Tar Heels with four goals. Commentscenter_img Facebook Twitter Google+last_img read more

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Where to watch the Badgers play in the Sweet Sixteen tonight

first_imgTonight at 6:47 p.m., your Badgers will be vying for their spot in the Elite Eight against Baylor.Related: Grizzly competition: Badgers and Baylor battle for Elite Eight berthEven if you’re not a sports die-hard, this game is a BFD. Watch the game in a sea of cardinal and white, hug a stranger when Slam Dekker delivers and snap up some sweet specials during the game.Because your living room is boring. State Street BratsThe downtown area’s original sports bar, Brats has tons of seating and good distribution of screens, so you won’t have to crane to see Frank Kaminsky. The crowd is always into the game, but it’s not such an intense watching experience that you’ll get bitched out if you’re running your own sideline commentary.Major bonus points for any venue that allows you to enjoy the game while eating meat and cheese curds.The Kollege Klub FAC has been moved up a day. Two-for-ones. Is there anything else to say?Lucky’s Bar and GrilleWith the Stadium Bar’s demise (RIP), Lucky’s is a go-to watering hole in the Camp Randall area.$3 Coors taps will go down easier when the game’s on. Lucky’s is also running $8 lima-rita pitchers for the game if gut rot is your thing.Jordan’s Big Ten PubIf you’re looking for a tie breaker among the Regent Street heavy hitters, they’ll have 65¢ wings and $4.50 New Belgiums – a special that’s refined but accessible.The Red ZoneThis spot is featuring $3 Capital Brewery cans and Mutiny taps, along with easy-to-stress-drink $3.50 silos of Miller Lite and Coors Light.Buffalo Wild WingsEverywhere you turn you will see sports, which is actually an advantage tonight. There’s a 0 percent change any tall person with a big head will block your view.They’ll have tallboy Coors and Bush Lights for $3.75, $3-5 taps until 7 p.m., plus 60¢ wings all month on Thursdays.Memorial Union and Union SouthAnother option with a student-friendly atmosphere, The Rath and Sett will be serving up 50¢ wings during all NCAA games.They’ve also got a second chance bracket contest going on if your bracket is DOA.Where will you be watching? Let us know in the comments.[Photo via Kirby Wright/The Badger Herald]Follow us on twitter for updates and photos from our reporters in Anaheim during the game:last_img read more

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Fall camp: storylines to watch as SU approaches Week 1

first_img Facebook Twitter Google+ In his first two years at SU, Babers’ had a clear-cut No. 1 wideout  — Amba Etta-Tawo in 2016 and Ishmael in 2017. Before Syracuse, Babers had Gehrig Dieter, who caught 94 passes for 1033 yards as a junior at Bowling Green.After the Spring Showcase in April, Babers said he was confident a No. 1 receiver would emerge.“I’m going to keep the faith that somebody is going to pop up over the summer,” Babers said on April 13.It seems no one popped up and SU is still looking for a top wideout with Week 1 quickly approaching.“Competition is still going on,” Babers said.Redefined defenseWhen Syracuse took the field defensively in its Spring Showcase, the Orange played almost exclusively in a 4-2-5 look — omitting a linebacker for the coverage advantage of a nickel back.Since, SU has worked on installing this new-look defense.The advantages are straightforward: The flexibility of five defensive backs makes coverage easier. In the age of five wide and hurry up offenses, fielding an extra corner or safety erases mismatches.After the 4-2-5’s Spring Showcase debut, Babers said the look was to combat opponent personnel groupings.“Any time you get a lot of 10 and 11, you’re going to get a bunch of nickel,” Babers said. “It was just based off personnel groups the offense was throwing out.” Comments But when opponents decide to hand it off, there’s a risk of the two remaining linebackers getting eaten up by blockers. To remedy this, the Orange will likely utilize some positional flexibility at the safety and linebacker positions.Strong safety Evan Foster, who weighs 223 pounds, is a defensive backfield option who can hang in the box. Safety-turned-linebacker Kielan Whitner has the ability to go between sticking his nose in it as a linebacker one play and falling into a deep zone the next as a safety.The shift to the 4-2-5 has also displaced certain players from their previous positions, like Whitner.“Some guys have moved positions… it’s been tough on them,” junior cornerback Christopher Fredrick said.Antwan Cordy has been bouncing between the safety and nickel back position during camp. But after changing between defensive backfield positions — and even a stint at wide receiver in his last three years — Cordy is guiding younger players through positional changes.“I think Cordy’s working with them. He’s doing really well,” Fredrick said.The upshot is Babers said the defense dominated the first scrimmage, and a strong showing against the Broncos on the 31st could expel any doubts about the defense.The trenchesIn 2017, SU gave up 32 sacks. Of the 129 teams in the FBS, only 23 allowed more sacks. In 2016, the Orange allowed 38 sacks.“The summer went a lot better than I’ve ever seen it,” redshirt senior tackle Cody Conway said, “I’m just expecting a great year all around and people doing better than we saw all last year.”The bright side is that SU returns four of its five starters from last year’s main core: redshirt sophomore Sam Heckel, redshirt junior Evan Adams, redshirt sophomore Airon Servais and Conway. The four have combined to play in 75 games. Conway will slot back in at left tackle, Adams at right guard and Servais at center. Heckel, according to his Cuse.com bio, is in a position battle at left guard with redshirt senior Aaron Roberts. Roberts played 15 games and started 12 at left guard during his freshman and sophomore years before a knee injury cost him his entire 2017 season.Filling the hole left by Jamar McGloster’s graduation is the biggest job for this offensive line. And it’s been filled by graduate transfer offensive lineman Koda Martin.The 6-foot-6, 304 pound tackle from Texas A&M appeared in 34 games for the Aggies during four years in College Station, Texas. Those 34 games are more than any SU offensive lineman has played collegiately.“He’s meshing really well,” Servais said of Martin. “Tackle position is something he’s really good at.”It’s also worth noting that Martin is the son of Syracuse quarterbacks coach Kirk Martin, who was hired in February. Koda Martin also married Babers eldest daughter, Jazzmin, in 2017.Combining Martin’s hard-won SEC experience with Syracuse’s four returning starters should keep Dungey upright and the offense moving forward.“Nothing’s new,” Servais said. “We know what to expect, we know how to react.”Sports Editor Josh Schafer contributed reporting. Published on August 24, 2018 at 3:53 pm Contact Andrew: aegraham@syr.edu | @A_E_Graham Syracuse’s season opener against Western Michigan on Aug. 31 is less than two weeks away.But as the focus moves from getting the Orange ready for the season to game-specific planning, SU head coach Dino Babers and his staff still have position battles to resolve, injured players who need resting and a new defensive scheme to master.Here are three storylines from Syracuse’s fall camp that will carry into Week 1.In good hands?As Babers’ high-flying offense enters a third year for the first time ever — Babers’ previous head coaching stints have all lasted two seasons — it remains unclear who the top pass catchers will be.AdvertisementThis is placeholder textUnconventionally, tight end Ravian Pierce is Syracuse’s most proven option. The 6-foot-3-inch tall, 244 pound senior isn’t the home-run hitter SU’s currently accustomed to, but Pierce caught 229 passes a year ago for 263 yards. He also led returning receivers in touchdowns a year ago, with four.The wide receiver position is murkier. The heir-apparents to Steve Ishmael and Ervin Philips are Devin Butler and Jamal Custis, who make up 35.8 percent of the Orange’s returning receiving yards. However, it’s Butler shouldering most of that with 327 yards to Custis’ 120.Still, neither was able to separate from the pack during camp.Much of the hype at wide receiver stems from the freshmen, namely Anthony Queeley and Ed Hendrix.Standing at 6-foot-2 and 6-foot-3, respectively, are young targets to haul in passes from Eric Dungey. Other names in the conversation are Taj Harris, Sharod Johnson and sophomore Nykeim Johnson.“We’ve got some talented freshmen,” Babers said. “Going to see if they can make a move.”last_img read more

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After stellar starters’ duel, Mariners top Angels 2-1 in 10

first_img  Griffin Canning and Justin Dunn traded zeros for six splendid innings Sunday, two young starters fulfilling their potential in a duel that thrilled their managers.The stalemate extended into extra innings, where Tim Lopes came through for the Mariners again in his hometown ballpark.Lopes drove in Kyle Lewis with a tiebreaking pinch-hit single in the 10th inning, and Seattle rallied for a 2-1 victory over the Los Angeles Angels.Both starters dominated early at the Big A. Canning yielded four hits and a run over a career-best eight innings for the Angels, while Dunn allowed one hit and four walks in six scoreless innings for the Mariners.“Not many hits, not many baserunners, not much offense today,” Seattle manager Scott Servais said. “But a lot of it attributed to the quality pitching and even the bullpen finishing it off the way we did.”Lewis homered in the seventh for the Mariners, who had lost the first two games of this four-game series between AL West also-rans.Lopes, who is from nearby Huntington Beach, came through in extra innings with a single off José Quijada (0-1).“That’s what you’re thinking about when you’re on deck,” said Lopes, who homered at Angel Stadium last month. “You want to be in those situations, and I was just waiting for my name to be called.”Angels star Albert Pujols hit his 666th career double in the seventh inning to pass George Brett for sixth place in baseball history.Pujols also scored Los Angeles’ only run on Andrelton Simmons’ single. But the Angels, who had won a season-high three in a row, stranded nine runners.Taylor Williams (1-1) stranded an Angels runner on third by striking out Simmons in the ninth, and Yohan Ramirez pitched through the heart of the Angels’ lineup in the 10th for his first save.Canning opened with four hitless innings on just 39 pitches, improving markedly from his previous starts in an up-and-down season. Jose Marmolejos got the Mariners’ first hit with one out in the fifth, but Canning kept rolling until Lewis’ one-out homer to right, his eighth of the season.“I’m really happy for him, because that’s what he’s capable of doing consistently,” Angels manager Joe Maddon said of Canning, who finished with seven strikeouts and just one walk.Canning’s effort followed similarly excellent starts by Andrew Heaney and Dylan Bundy in the Angels’ rotation, which has been one of the worst in the majors.“You don’t want to be the guy that goes out there and reverts back to whatever we’ve been doing,” Canning said. “I think guys feed off that. You definitely pay attention to it and you definitely know these guys have thrown well.”Canning was matched by Dunn, who also pitched six scoreless innings of one-hit ball against Texas last Sunday. He shut down the powerful Angels lineup that produced 16 runs Saturday night, and he got out of trouble to end the sixth, retiring Anthony Rendon and Brian Goodwin with two Angels on base.“To go through that part of the lineup in that big of a situation was huge for me,” Dunn said.Pujols connected leading off the seventh for his latest milestone double. Although the three-time NL MVP has been stuck right behind Willie Mays on 659 homers since Aug. 4, he passed Brett on the doubles chart and closed in on Craig Biggio, who’s in fifth with 668.Simmons’ two-out single to right might not have been enough to drive in the slow-footed Pujols, but right fielder Jake Fraley bobbled the ball.HONORING BOSEMANWhen Dunn pulled on the No. 42 jersey honoring Jackie Robinson, he said it meant “everything” to wear it in a game while thinking of Chadwick Boseman, the actor who played Jackie Robinson in the movie “42.”“Today being able to put the 42 on and honor Jackie and also honor Chadwick Boseman, it gave a little extra energy to help get through those big spots,” said Dunn, who is Black. “(It meant) everything. I’ve had the chance to wear it last year, Kyle and I, we shared it — I warmed up in it and then he played in it, but this was the first time I got to pitch in it.”So to honor (Robinson), and then to honor Chadwick Boseman, he did an amazing job playing Jackie in ‘42,’ and then ‘Black Panther’ is one of my favorite movies, and my inner spirit animal, I guess you could say. So to go out there and do that for them was huge for me.”TRAINER’S ROOMAngels second baseman David Fletcher sprained his left ankle while trying to beat out a grounder in the third inning, but he stayed in the game on defense for another inning before leaving in the fifth. The stellar infielder is batting .313 this season, and he hadn’t missed an inning of any game so far.Fletcher hopes the injury will sideline him “just a day or two. … I think it’ll be fine pretty quick. I know it’s not that serious.”TRADE BLOCKAngels catcher Jason Castro was scratched shortly before the first pitch as a precaution while general manager Billy Eppler evaluated trade offers for the veteran, apparently closing in on a deal with San Diego. Los Angeles already traded Tommy La Stella to Oakland on Friday.UP NEXTMarco Gonzales (3-2, 3.63 ERA) takes the mound for Seattle in the series finale Monday afternoon, making his third start against Los Angeles already this season. The Angels will counter with Jaime Barria (0-0, 2.89 ERA), who gets his first start of the season after pitching in long relief in his only other two appearances. Last Updated: 31st August, 2020 07:01 IST After Stellar Starters’ Duel, Mariners Top Angels 2-1 In 10  Griffin Canning and Justin Dunn traded zeros for six splendid innings Sunday, two young starters fulfilling their potential in a duel that thrilled their managers. 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Guyana, T&T make losing starts in Gold Cup

first_imgGuyana defender Matthew Briggs defends against United States forward Tyler Boyd in the first half of group play in the CONCACAF Gold Cup soccer tournament at Allianz Field. Credit: Bruce Kluckhohn-USA TODAY Sports ST PAUL, Minnesota, CMC – Minnows Guyana tasted defeat in their historic CONCACAF Gold Cup debut here Tuesday night when they went down 4-0 to powerhouse and co-host United States.The loss was one of two on the night for the English-speaking Caribbean in Group D at Allianz Field after Trinidad and Tobago suffered a disappointing 2-0 defeat to Panama in the marquee match-up.United States top the group ahead of Panama on goal difference with three points, with Guyana and T&T languishing at the bottom without a point.There was hope Guyana could spring a surprise on their far superior opponents and that dream stayed alive when they trailed only 1-0 at half-time through Paul Arriola’s 28th minute strike.However, the floodgates opened in the second half to erase any doubt over the result. Tyler Boyd doubled USA’s lead in the 51st minute, beating goalkeeper Akel Clarke from 13 yards out after being picked out on the edge of the box by Michael Bradley’s searching cross.And just four minutes later, the result was beyond dispute when defender Terrence Van Couten headed away Arriola’s cross into the box only for the ball to ricochet from Gyasi Zardes’s head into the back of the nets.Boyd got his brace nine minutes from the end when he curled in a superb right-footer from the edge of the 15-yard box.Guyana will now face Panama in Cleveland, Ohio on Saturday.T&T, meanwhile, remained in the contest up until half-time with neither team able to break the stalemate.Eight minutes following the resumption, however, Armanda Cooper put Panama ahead with a sliding finish and Edgar Barcenas provided further sorrow for T&T nine minutes from the end when he beat Marvin Phillip after the previous two shots had been saved by the custodian.T&T take on United States in Cleveland in their second outing also on Saturday.last_img read more

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EPL weekend team news: Ayew brothers set to face each other

first_imgSATURDAY (all kick-offs 2pm Ghana time unless stated)ASTON VILLA V SWANSEAAston Villa manager Tim Sherwood has a fully-fit squad for the first time this season. Gabby Agbonlahor (calf) and Ciaran Clark (thigh) are available again for the Premier League strugglers, while Jores Okore (knee) could come into contention against Swansea as the defender looks to make his first appearance of the season. Swansea will give a late fitness test on Wayne Routledge’s calf injury that kept him out of Monday’s defeat against Stoke. Ghanaian brothers Andre and Jordan Ayew are set to feature for their sides in today’s game. This will not be the first time happening as they clashed last season in the Ligue 1 when Andre played for Marseille and Jordan for Lorient.LEICESTER V CRYSTAL PALACELeicester will have both Jamie Vardy and Jeff Schlupp available for the visit of Crystal Palace. Crystal Palace manager Alan Pardew could give a rare start to either Patrick Bamford or Fraizer Campbell. NORWICH V WEST BROMNorwich midfielder Youssouf Mulumbu will not be rushed back into first-team against against former club West Brom on Saturday following recovery from a fractured metatarsal after playing for the Academy side in midweek. West Brom will check on James Morrison ahead of the trip to Norwich.WEST HAM V CHELSEAWest Ham will be without Victor Moses and Winston Reid when they host Chelsea. Winger Moses is ineligible to face the Blues as he is on loan from Stamford Bridge, and defender Reid has not quite shaken off the knock which kept him out of the 3-1 win at Crystal Palace last weekend. Chelsea have no fresh fitness concerns for Saturday’s Premier League clash at West Ham. Striker Loic Remy and forward Pedro did not travel for Tuesday’s Champions League Group G clash at Dynamo Kiev due to minor injuries and are again absent. STOKE V WATFORDStoke boss Mark Hughes will make late calls on whether striker Mame Diouf and captain Ryan Shawcross are ready to play in Saturday’s Barclays Premier League home clash with Watford. Watford midfielder Valon Behrami faces a race against time to be fit for Saturday’s Barclays Premier League visit to Stoke.ARSENAL V EVERTONArsenal will be missing Aaron Ramsey for Saturday’s Premier League clash against Everton, but Theo Walcott looks certain to retain his place at the focal point of the team. Everton midfielder Tom Cleverley is in contention to make his first-team return at Arsenal on Saturday as Roberto Martinez’s squad nears full fitness. SUNDAYSUNDERLAND V NEWCASTLE (11:00)Newcastle head coach Steve McClaren has no fresh problems for the Tyne-Wear derby, but Steven Taylor, Gabriel Obertan and striker Emmanuel Riviere are among those still on the sidelines. For Sunderland, boss Sam Allardyce will welcome Sebastian Coates and Jeremain Lens back from suspension in his first home match in charge of the Black Cats.MANCHESTER UNITED V MANCHESTER CITY (13:05)Manchester United winger Ashley Young is back in training but not fit enough to play the Manchester derby, while City are without Sergio Aguero, David Silva, Samir Nasri, Gael Clichy and Fabian Delph due to injuries. BOURNEMOUTH V TOTTENHAM (13:05)Tottenham striker Harry Kane should return to the starting line-up for their Premier League trip to Bournemouth, while Bournemouth manager Eddie Howe is still waiting to assess the full extent of goalkeeper Artur Boruc’s thigh injury.LIVERPOOL V SOUTHAMPTON (15:15)Liverpool striker Daniel Sturridge remains a doubt for Sunday’s visit of Southampton after undergoing an ultrasound scan on a troublesome knee, while Southampton’s similarly injury-ravaged Jay Rodriguez could also miss out due to pain in his feet. –Follow Joy Sports on Twitter: @Joy997FM. Our hashtag is #JoySports. Catch all the games and highlights live on SuperSport, your world of champions.last_img read more

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