‘Sloppy’ hockey is the name of the game early in NHL season

first_imgNo exhibition games and for some teams no action at all for 10 months has made for a sloppy start to the NHL season. It’s plenty entertaining with all the odd-man rushes and goals, even if the hockey resembles junior or college games more than the pros. Teams have shuffled their lineups more early because of injuries and protocols. That has led to less continuity and more mistakes and penalties all over the ice. But goaltenders have also stepped up and shaken off the rust quicker to keep from every game being an offensive explosion.last_img

Five days later, Orioles complete 6-2 win over Nationals

first_img First Published: 15th August, 2020 06:45 IST WATCH US LIVE Associated Press Television News The Baltimore Orioles successfully finished what they started, beating the Washington Nationals 6-2 on Friday in a game suspended five days earlier because of a tarp malfunction at another ballpark.Baltimore led 5-2 in the top of the sixth Sunday at Nationals Park when rain halted play. The grounds crew failed to get a tangled-up tarp out in time to prevent the infield from becoming an unplayable quagmire that could not be dried.The game resumed Friday at Camden Yards with the Nationals serving as the home team prior to the opener of a three-game series at Baltimore.Wearing their road gray uniforms, the Orioles secured a better-late-than-never victory that stretched their winning streak to six. The surge began with wins on Friday and Saturday in Washington and continued with a three-game sweep in Philadelphia.When play resumed, the Orioles had two on and one out in the sixth. Bryan Holaday delivered a run-scoring single to make it 6-2, giving him two RBIs in the game — each five days apart.It was the second time during this anything-goes season the Orioles played the role of the road team while at home. They dropped a pair to Miami as the “visitors” earlier this month.Before the rain came Sunday, Baltimore got two RBIs apiece from Hanser Alberto and Anthony Santander in a five-run fifth against Stephen Strasburg (0-1). It was the first outing of the season for Strasburg, whose second start was to come Friday night.Travis Lakins (2-0) got the victory by retiring the only batter he faced to end the fourth inning.Starlin Castro hit a two-run homer for defending World Series champion Nationals, who are off to a 6-10 start.MOVESNationals: Sent RHP Ryne Harper to their alternate training site (Fredericksburg) and called up 29-year-old RHP Dakota Bacus, who retired all six batters he faced in his major league debut.Orioles: Selected the contract of RHP Chandler Shepherd and optioned RHP David Hess to their alternate site at Double-A Bowie.TRAINER’S ROOMNationals: LHP Sean Doolittle (10-day IL, right knee) is going to wait a bit before he pitches off a mound. “I kind of want his knee to feel fine before he starts throwing,” manager Dave Martinez said. “We don’t want him to develop any bad habits.”UP NEXTNationals: Strasburg got off to a late start this season because a nerve issue in his right hand, a problem he’s still managing. “Based on our conversations with him, he feels like he can work through this injury,” Martinez said.Orioles: Tommy Milone (1-1) was slated to pitch for the Orioles. He blanked Washington over six innings last week.Image credits: AP Written By Last Updated: 15th August, 2020 06:45 IST Five Days Later, Orioles Complete 6-2 Win Over Nationals The Baltimore Orioles successfully finished what they started, beating the Washington Nationals 6-2 on Friday in a game suspended five days earlier because of a tarp malfunction at another ballparkcenter_img SUBSCRIBE TO US LIVE TV FOLLOW US COMMENTlast_img read more

Goalkeeper Agyei’s coach Komphela faces sanction

first_imgBlack Stars goalkeeper Daniel Agyei’s technical head Steve Komphela will face sanctions on Sunday from managers of the Premier Soccer League(PSL).The Premier Soccer League (PSL) has addressed formal demands in terms of the PSL Rules to Free State Stars coach, Steve Komphela regarding comments made by the coach this past weekend, these in their view will bring the game and its sponsors into disrepute.Komphela has been given five days to respond to the demand from the League following his comments at the post-match media interviews after Free State Star’s fixture against SuperSport United in Pretoria this past week, 03 August 2013.Free State Stars lost by 1-4 and are placed buttom of the league tablelast_img

Miami Man Who Damaged Police Cars Says Group Recruits People to Incite Violence at Protests

first_imgLopez claims to belong to a group called the “Southern Slaves,” which he told officers “actively recruits people to violently protest the government.”Officers were able to identify him by investigating videos of the protests posted on social media and comparing them to his own profile photo.The arrest report states that Lopez told interviewing officers, “Walking around the city won’t do anything, sooner or later you have to turn to violence.” A man charged with damaging several police cars during a recent George Floyd protest in Miami claims to be part of a group that purposely encourages violence at such demonstrations.Miami Police arrested 21-year-old Marco Lopez on Saturday, after an investigation that lasted for several days.According to authorities, Lopez confessed to breaking the back window of a Miami police cruiser with his skateboard during a protest on the night of Saturday, May 30.They say he also admitted to damaging the rear bumper of a second police vehicle, and to spray painting a third.last_img read more