Campbell ‘truly beaten’

first_imgby LomachenkoLUKE Campbell says Saturday’s defeat by world lightweight champion Vasyl Lomachenko is the first time he has been “truly beaten”.The Briton, 31, lost his first world title fight via a split decision to Jorge Linares in 2017.Despite losing to Yvan Mendy in 2015, Campbell won the rematch last September, but Ukraine’s Lomachenko earned a unanimous decision in London.“No excuses,” Campbell told Sky Sports. “I was beaten by the better man.”The 2012 Olympic gold medallist went to hospital after the fight for a routine check and said: “We were extra cautious with what’s been going on in boxing the last couple of months. I was completely fine.”Beating Campbell at the O2 Arena meant Lomachenko added the WBC title to his WBA and WBO belts, and the double Olympic champion wants to claim the IBF title held by Richard Commey, who is set for a mandatory defence against Teofimo Lopez.Lomachenko, 31, and his promoter Bob Arum said the three-weight world champion could then go back to featherweight or super-featherweight.That would free up the lightweight belts for Campbell, who now has a professional record of 20 wins and three defeats.“I’m not going anywhere,” said the Hull fighter. “I don’t care who I go up against, I want those belts. They have my name on.“I do believe I got a lot better from that performance. I learned a few tricks in there myself, from Loma. I’ll add them to my style.”last_img read more

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Sausagefest: Fastest frank

first_imgSchmoldt says:Dave really needs to stop getting himself into arguments where he just has no chance of winning. Regardless of racing, when you think of Wisconsin, baseball in Milwaukee and tailgating you think of brats. Instead, he chooses the plainest of the bunch. I don’t care if he thinks he’s going the “American Way,” he’s not going the Wisconsin way.And what’s this I hear about Boston Marathons? Great, you can run long distances, but let’s see how you can do in a sprint around the track at Miller Park. According to the Milwaukee Brewers’ website, the Bratwurst has trained for the Olympics with the German national team. And he “intimidates all his other competitors with his muscular physique.”The Hot Dog “tries his best in what he does, and knows the effort was there even if the win was not.” That’s a load of trash. We all know that “You play to win the games.” The Bratwurst does whatever it takes to win — he refuses to lose. “Bratwurst trains like a machine, having not missed a day of weight lifting in years. He is very competitive, and wants nothing more than to win every race.” And he won on Opening Day this year — he wins on the biggest stages.In fact, the Hot Dog knows that the Bratwurst will go to great lengths to win any race. “Hot Dog once found his shoes in the trash only minutes before a race.”And what it really comes down to is style. The Bratwurst has the ultimate style in training and racing as well as fashion. Just look at those suspenders and the best mustache of the group. Don’t even get me going on the hats, and tell the Hot Dog to wipe that stupid smile off his face.Besides, what does Dave know about picking winners on the track? We all know he hates racing.McGrath says:If you were to cough up the $100 appearance fee for Hot Dog, you would paying for the most expensive weenie this side of Eric Schmoldt, who shows up for the “low, low price” of only three payments of $79.98, plus tax.However, unlike in the case of Mr. Schmoldt you would be getting yourself quite a bargain with Hot Dog, who is without a doubt top dog of the sausage racers.Hot Dog is by far the youngest of the sausages, having only joined the group in 1990, and therefore has the freshest legs, giving him a natural advantage.No sausage is as dedicated a runner as Hot Dog, who has completed three Boston Marathons and has the reputation of being the gym rat of the bunned meat racers.However, the true reason you don’t want to pick against Hot Dog is because you don’t want him or his posse on your bad side. That’s right, Hot Dog has a posse, don’t let the bill forwards hat deceive you.When you start to bring hate to Hot Dog, he’s liable to go back to his roots, where he ran the street and not races, and bring his boyz Corn Dog, Chili Dog, Cheese Dog and his infamous cousin Chicago Style Hot Dog. Snoop Dogg is even rumored to be a part of the gang, but he has never been found guilty.That gang, known on the streets as the “Ketchup Kings” or the KK, won’t just bury you in relish, they’ll bury your family in mustard while they’re at it.However, the dark side of the Hot Dog is easily forgotten, or even brushed aside as he is just so darn charismatic. That smile and those rug burns, plus the fact that he is a dead ringer for Nomar Garciaparra.So pick Hot Dog, not just because he’s the fastest, or the best, or the most charismatic. Pick him because you should be afraid not too.last_img read more

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Burgess fight valiantly til the end

first_imgA Jenny Grace goal and good play from Emer Mcdonnell had edged Burgess ahead in the Munster camogie championship but  Milford responded with  Aishling Thompson Anna Geary to the fore. At the end of a pulsating encounter the teams were tied 1-10 to 0-13 at half time.In extra time Milford edged ahead and it finished with Milford progressing on a final score of Burgess 1-13  Milford 0-18last_img

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2018 WCQ: Stephen Appiah charges Stars to finish off Comoros

first_imgStephen Appiah believes in the Black Stars, and wants them to go for the kill ahead of the second leg World Cup qualifier against Comoros.The former Juventus and Fenerbache midfielder, who captained Ghana to their first ever World Cup campaign, is confident the team has the needed weapons to take down their Comoros opponents tomorrow provided they approach the game with the right mentality.“The only team we own as Ghanaians is the Black Stars and the mantle is now with the current crop of players,” Appiah said.“I am very sure that the current players who are my friends and brothers know the Herculean nature of the task ahead. But that is why we are Ghana because we have the ability to beat anybody in the world with the right attitude.”“It’s the sort of game that you have to be focused because the margin of error is very small. But I am very sure that with the unity in camp they should be able to make it a pass Comoros.”Appiah has been at two World Cups and retired earlier this year. –Follow Joy Sports on Twitter: @Joy997FM. Our hashtag is #JoySportslast_img read more

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Reds rookie Aristides Aquino continues to electrify baseball with his power

first_imgAristides Aquino is nicknamed “The Punisher”, which couldn’t be more appropriate after the start to his MLB career. The Reds rookie right fielder delivered his grandest act yet on Saturday, not only homering three times against the Cubs, but doing all of his damage in the first four innings.  With an effortless swing and a batting stance reminiscent of Tony Bautista, Aquino now has seven long balls in his first 10 career MLB games, which ties Trevor Story for the most in the live-ball era. Just take a look at the way this man slugs a baseball.  There is a reason they call him “The Punisher.”Aristides Aquino has been feasting on major league pitching.pic.twitter.com/5pAdZT4Lgi— Sporting News MLB (@sn_mlb) August 10, 2019Punisher gonna punish #NotAReplaypic.twitter.com/FPRDYyTsyk— Sporting News MLB (@sn_mlb) August 11, 2019He’s done it again! Third time is the charm for The Punisher. pic.twitter.com/yzSKl27prB— Sporting News MLB (@sn_mlb) August 11, 2019MORE: How to watch ‘ChangeUp,’ an MLB whip-around show, for free on DAZNHis third home run was an apt finale for his night, travelling 452 feet into the Cincinnati night. Even though the Reds are on the periphery of the playoff race, it seems like they have found something special in Aquino. We will see when the league adjusts to him, and whether he can adjust back, since he has carried a high strikeout rate and low walk rate in the minor leagues, but for now he is turning the Reds into must-watch television.last_img read more

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Wellington girls place 3rd, C teams host tournament, WMS wrestlers finish 6th in VC…

first_imgWellington C team tournament —The Wellington hosted a four-team tournament for C teams at the high school Saturday afternoon.The results are as follows:First round:Boys: Wellington 54 Kingman 22.Phelps 19, Blue 10, Gilmore 9, Jones 6, Lowe 6, Pettegrew4.Girls: Wellington 28 Kingman 21Hughes 12, McNamara 6, Moore 3, Witham 3, Wright 2, Zimmerman 2.Championship:Boys: Wellington 68 Rose Hill 64.Phelps 20, Gilmore 18, Blue 14, Hunt 6, Pettegrew 5, Jones 4, Hyde 1.Girls: Rose Hill 38 Wellington 28Witham 10, Zimmerman 7, Wright 5, Hughes 4, Fink 2. WMS games tonight: Wellington basketball teams will be playing their final regular season games before the year-end tournaments tonight against Mulvane.The schedules are as follows:Girls – home, 7B 4 p.m, 7A 5:15 p.m., 8A 6:30 p.m. Boys – away, 7A/8B 5 p.m, 7B/8A 6:30 p.m. By Tracy McCue, Sumner Newscow — The Wellington Crusader girls basketball team placed third in the Mulvane Wildcat Classic, the junior high wrestlers place fourth in Augusta, Wellington C teams host a Saturday tournament, and Wellington Middle Schoolers finish off the basketball regular season tonight…. WHS girls basketball —The Wellington varsity girls basketball team finished off the Mulvane Wildcat Classic with a 34-26 victory over Clearwater in the third place game Saturday afternoon.This was a big win as far as sub-state seating was concerned. Wellington had lost to Clearwater earlier this year in league play. The Crusaders are 8-4 for the season.Wellington opened with a 9-4 first quarter lead and held a 19-8 advantage at the half. The Crusaders opened up a 31-14 lead in the third. The Crusaders had trouble scoring points in the fourth getting outscored 12-3. But a lot of the younger players were in at that time.Savannah Cornejo led all scorers with 16 points. Other scorers include: Kailey Jenkins 6, Carlie McComb 6, Shanlyn Hefley 2, Megan Amrein 2, and Sydney Shields 2.Cornejo and Jenkins were named to the all-tournament team.center_img Close Forgot password? Please put in your email: Send me my password! Close message Login This blog post All blog posts Subscribe to this blog post’s comments through… RSS Feed Subscribe via email Subscribe Subscribe to this blog’s comments through… RSS Feed Subscribe via email Subscribe Follow the discussion Comments Logging you in… Close Login to IntenseDebate Or create an account Username or Email: Password: Forgot login? Cancel Login Close WordPress.com Username or Email: Password: Lost your password? Cancel Login Dashboard | Edit profile | Logout Logged in as Admin Options Disable comments for this page Save Settings You are about to flag this comment as being inappropriate. Please explain why you are flagging this comment in the text box below and submit your report. The blog admin will be notified. Thank you for your input. There are no comments posted yet. Be the first one! Post a new comment Enter text right here! Comment as a Guest, or login: Login to IntenseDebate Login to WordPress.com Login to Twitter Go back Tweet this comment Connected as (Logout) Email (optional) Not displayed publicly. Name Email Website (optional) Displayed next to your comments. Not displayed publicly. If you have a website, link to it here. Posting anonymously. Tweet this comment Submit Comment Subscribe to None Replies All new comments Comments by IntenseDebate Enter text right here! Reply as a Guest, or login: Login to IntenseDebate Login to WordPress.com Login to Twitter Go back Tweet this comment Connected as (Logout) Email (optional) Not displayed publicly. Name Email Website (optional) Displayed next to your comments. Not displayed publicly. If you have a website, link to it here. Posting anonymously. Tweet this comment Cancel Submit Comment Subscribe to None Replies All new comments WMS wrestling —The Wellington Middle School wrestlers played in a very competitive tournament in Valley Center on Saturday.The Knights placed sixth as a team. They beat Circle and Augusta, two 4A schools, but lost to many Class 6A and 5A schools.Six boys medaled:•Wiseman at 95, placed third.•Glover at 100, first.•Nuss at 115, fourth.•Ferguson at 141, second.•Kop at 185, fourth.•McComb at 215, fourth.last_img read more

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Top NASCAR drivers vow in video to push for ‘real change’ on racial issues

first_imgMORE: Wallace appears to pass out in postrace interviewThe drivers’ Zoom-style video was similar in style to a video made Thursday by prominent black NFL players who called on the league to make a stronger statement against police brutality and racism than the one it issued May 30 on behalf of commissioner Roger Goodell. Goodell responded Friday with a video statement that gave the players most of what they wanted .The drivers’ full statement:”We’re no strangers to moving fast and we know how life can have that same quality, but now is the time to slow down and reflect.”The events of recent weeks highlighted the work we still need to do as a nation to condemn racial inequality and racism. The deaths of George Floyd, Breonna Taylor, Ahmaud Arbery and countless others in the black community are heartbreaking and can no longer be ignored.”The process begins with us listening and learning, because understanding the problem is the first step in fixing it. We are committed to listening with empathy and with an open heart to better educate ourselves. We will use this education to advocate for change in our nation, our communities and, most importantly, in our own homes, even after the headlines go away.”All of our voices, they make a difference, no matter how big or how small. It is all of our responsibility to no longer be silent.”We have a long road ahead of us, but let’s commit to make that journey together. Our differences should not divide us. It is our love for all mankind that will unite us as we work together to make real change.” Bubba Wallace, the lone black driver in the NASCAR Cup Series, and Dale Earnhardt Jr. also were shown reading portions of the statement.Last week, Wallace spoke of his experiences with racial injustice last week on Earnardt’s podcast. Earnhardt later praised Wallace’s leadership in educating him and active drivers.Wallace made an individual statement on the track before Sunday’s Folds of Honor Quikrip 500 at Atlanta Motor Speedway — wearing a T-shirt the bore the words “I Can’t Breathe” and “Black Lives Matter.”George Floyd told former Minneapolis police officer Derek Chauvin, “I can’t breathe,” as Chauvin held his knee against Floyd’s neck for more than eight minutes on May 25 while Floyd was in police custody for alleged forgery. Floyd later died. His death ignited protests and rioting around the world. Chauvin, who was fired, has been charged with second-degree murder and second-degree manslaughter. NASCAR’s top drivers have added their voices to calls for racial equality in the United States.Kevin Harvick, Kyle and Kurt Busch, Jimmie Johnson, Chase Elliott, Brad Keselowski, Denny Hamlin, Martin Truex Jr. and Joey Logano were just a few of the drivers to commit to “listening and learning” and pledge to “advocate for change in our nation, our communities and, most importantly, in our own homes.”last_img read more

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Reaction to Seagull’s thumping as Poch’s future hangs by thread

first_imgBRIGHTON welcome Tottenham to the Amex Stadium as they search for their first home win this season.But Spurs come into this match off the back of a harrowing 7-2 defeat to Bayern Munich on their own turf, while they haven’t won away in the Premier League since January.And the clash on the south coast started off in horrible circumstances for the North Londoners, as they conceded in the opening minutes after Hugo Lloris could only palm a cross onto Neal Maupay, who headed into an empty net from a yard out.But Tottenham’s bad luck continued, as the Frenchman was unable to carry on after falling awkwardly on his elbow and could be set for a lengthy spell out.Tottenham winless away from home in nine league matchesBrighton with just one victory in 16 Premier League gamesWatch on BT Sport 1 from middayLive stream via app for BT Sport customersEE phone subscribers can sign up for three-month FREE trial to use BT Sport appBrighton XI: Ryan, Webster, Dunk, Burn, Montoya, Stephens, Mooy, Alzate, Gross, Maupay, ConnollySubs: Button, Bong, Balogun, Bissouma, Jahanbakhsh, Murray, MarchTottenham XI: Lloris, Sissoko, Alderweireld, Vertonghen, Davies, Dier, Ndombele, Eriksen, Lamela, Son, KaneSubs: Gazzaniga, Foyth, Sanchez, Skipp, Winks, Alli, Mouralast_img read more

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Rubi: “Real Madrid can be hurt”

first_imgBetis coach Joan Francesc Ferrer, Rubi, reviewed the previous game that his team plays against Real Madrid: “There are two or three teams in this League that are harder to beat than the rest. Before Madrid we have to make it almost perfect to win, but it doesn’t scare us. We were able to win against Atlético and Barcelona. “Ultimatum? “That question this year is very common, unfortunately because we are not where we should be. But I do not worry, I work to be close to victory. Then whether we win or not depends on other things.” Madrid more vulnerable. “I have the impression that you can hurt him, like everyone else. But his numbers in conceded goals are very low and the defensive facet is taking it well. You don’t end up hurting him and his goalkeeper is in great shape. We will try to take advantage of his weaknesses but it will be key that we put the chances that we have, that we are going to have for sure. Madrid, Barcelona or Atlético are very powerful, but we cannot focus on these matches from the excess of respect. We have to do things very well to win, but we can to get it”.Sensations. “It has been another hard week but I do not notice discouragement in our players. We are going to face and play a game more than worthy. It hurts that deserving more in other games we have no reward. We must insist and work harder if possible.” Problem of the coach? “I understand that no, but what am I going to say. These last matches we have been close to winning them all, for me it is very different now at the beginning of the campaign. I do not see a team that has fallen or does not make chances. This season we have started it crooked , in the first third there were many concepts that the team did not assimilate, that cost us a deficit.Then we have set up many good games with some not so good, but within a normality.What will happen? I will fight to be the top possible and go over 50 points minimum. We don’t have that fortune point to help us. The only ones who don’t put Betis in their position are the players and the coaching staff. We are working hard to change it. “Defensive bleeding. “We continuously analyze everything that happens to us. In Valencia we conceded two goals, the second I blame, because we risk the most, it is a matter of going up to an open grave. But in Mestalla we suffer very little. Against Mallorca more, but the effectiveness of the rival was one hundred percent. Of course I look for things to try not to score those goals, but our goalkeeper does not make eight stops at the beginning of the League. “Bad run of Borja Iglesias. “Every week we think about the striker. Loren had an incredible level, then the level was more even and both have been playing.”Feddal. “Zou wants to stay and I understand that the campaign will end with us, he wants to help. We have four extraordinary centers.”Warning for the derby. “We have not looked at it that any day, nor will we do it in this match. Channels can play with four cards, it has many duels as well. But if there is any need to be done, he will have to sacrifice the derby for the sake of this match against Real Madrid”.Setién and its possible return. “What hurt me was that at the beginning of the project I could not have the room to maneuver, but at the moment when Rubi is not a coach I will have to respect the one who comes. out of here”.last_img read more

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Tigertown: Morris, Trammell elected to baseball Hall of Fame

first_imgDon’t miss out on the latest news and information. Morris also pitched for World Series winners in Detroit — with Trammell, in 1984 — and Toronto in 1992. His 3.90 career ERA tops Red Ruffing’s 3.80 as the highest of any pitcher in the Hall.“For years my earned run average has been an issue for a lot of people that thought it was not good enough for Hall of Fame honors, but I never once thought about pitching for an ERA. I always thought about completing games, starting games, eating up innings and trying to win games more importantly than anything else,” he said. “Today’s generation is different. In my heart of hearts I don’t think for a second that guys that are pitching, the elite guys especially that are pitching in the game today, could not do what we did. I know they could. But they haven’t been conditioned to it, both physically and mentally.”His 175 complete games included 20 in 1983. The entire big league total this year was 59, and no pitcher had more than five. He said sabermetrics should not be used to evaluate his era.“Now I’m getting analyzed by a bunch of numbers and things that didn’t exist when I played, he said. “Had they existed maybe I would have had a better understanding of what it would have meant to not pitch through pain, to not go deeper into games on nights that I told my manager, ‘I’m fine’ when I wasn’t. But I don’t regret doing that, because if you go to the wall and never try to push down the wall, you’ll never know if you can.”Now 59, Trammell was a steady presence in the middle of the diamond while playing all 20 of his seasons in Detroit, 19 of them next to double-play partner Lou Whitaker.Trammell was the 1984 World Series MVP, hitting .450 as the Tigers trounced San Diego in five games and finished off a season in which they started out 35-5.A six-time All-Star and four-time Gold Glover, Trammell scored 1,231 runs and drove in 1,003. He batted .285 with 185 home runs and a .352 on-base average — he walked 850 times and struck out 874.Trammell never came close to election during his 15 tries in Hall voting by Baseball Writers’ Association of America members, peaking at 40.9 percent in 2016. Starting at 22 percent in his first Hall ballot appearance in 2000, Morris reached at high of 67.7 percent in 2003, his next to last appearance.Trammell’s next visit to the Hall will certainly last longer than his first trip to the shrine in upstate New York. That was in 1995, when the Tigers played the Cubs in the Hall of Fame exhibition game.Wearing his No. 3 jersey, Trammell jogged the couple blocks and hurried through the Hall in 30 minutes while the teams were limbering up at Doubleday Field. “I came to realization that it might not happen, and I was OK with that. I really was,” he said. “If people thought it was a tad short, I could live with that.”Former catcher Ted Simmons fell one vote shy, and former players’ union head Marvin Miller was five short of the 12 needed.“It’s not a big surprise,” Miller’s son, Peter, said from Japan. “I think my father’s place in history is understood by all baseball players, all baseball fans and the general public.”Morris had 254 wins and seven more in the postseason, including his 10-inning shutout in a 1-0 win for Minnesota over Atlanta in Game 7 of the 1991 World Series.“No question it was my defining moment in baseball,” Morris said. “I never thought I was in trouble and I knew I could get out of it if I was. So I had the best mindset I’ve ever had in my entire on that night.”ADVERTISEMENT It’s too early to present Duterte’s ‘legacy’ – Lacson “I definitely want to come back some day,” he said that afternoon, “but I probably wouldn’t go through it in my uniform.”Steve Garvey, Tommy John, Don Mattingly, Dale Murphy, Dave Parker and Luis Tiant also were on the ballot.Miller, who headed the players’ union from 1966-82 was on the ballot for the seventh time. Miller sent a letter to the BBWAA in 2008, four years before he died, saying he didn’t want to be considered anymore.The BBWAA annual vote on players will be announced Jan. 24. Chipper Jones, Jim Thome and Omar Vizquel are among 19 first-time candidates, and Trevor Hoffman, Vladimir Guerrero, Edgar Martinez, Roger Clemens and Barry Bonds are among the holdovers.Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Phivolcs records 2 ‘discrete weak ash explosions’ at Taal Volcano Coco’s house rules on ‘Probinsyano’ set AMA to select 1st in 2017 PBA D-League Draft The big-game pitcher and star shortstop were picked by 16 voters who considered 10 candidates whose biggest contributions came from 1970-87. Morris got 14 votes and Trammell drew 13, one more than the minimum needed.They will be enshrined on July 29, and fitting they’ll go in together. They both began their big league careers in 1977 with Detroit and played 13 seasons alongside each other with the Tigers.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSRedemption is sweet for Ginebra, Scottie ThompsonSPORTSMayweather beats Pacquiao, Canelo for ‘Fighter of the Decade’SPORTSBrian Heruela arrival bolsters Phoenix backcourt, defense“The time that I’ve spent wondering if this day would ever come seems to be vanished and erased right now because it did come, and it’s amazing,” the 62-year-old Morris said during a conference call.Trammell felt overwhelmed. 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(AP Photo/Paul Sancya, File)LAKE BUENA VISTA, Fla. — Fittingly, Jack Morris reached the Hall of Fame in extra innings.Morris was elected to the Hall by its Modern Era committee on Sunday along with former Detroit Tigers teammate Alan Trammell, completing a joint journey from Motown to Cooperstown.ADVERTISEMENT Trump attends World Series baseball game in Washington DC PLAY LIST 01:04Trump attends World Series baseball game in Washington DC02:29Robredo to Duterte: 200,000 vote margin no small matter01:41No gov’t exec, elected official in management — JoyRide02:14Carpio hits red carpet treatment for China Coast Guard02:56NCRPO pledges to donate P3.5 million to victims of Taal eruption00:56Heavy rain brings some relief in Australia02:37Calm moments allow Taal folks some respite03:23Negosyo sa Tagaytay City, bagsak sa pag-aalboroto ng Bulkang Taal01:13Christian Standhardinger wins PBA Best Player award Kiss-and-tell matinee idol’s conquests: True stories or tall tales?last_img read more

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