first_imgThe Indians offense had scored 20 runs the last two nights, but with sunny skies in Texas on Thursday were no match for Rangers pitcher Mike Minor in a 4-2 setback.The series with the Rangers ended with each team winning a pair of games, the Rangers winning the first game and the finale, and the Indians winning the middle two affairs.Shane Bieber wasn’t bad, but with the offense not producing the two runs he allowed was just too much to take the loss and fall to 6-3 on the year.The Indians wrap up the trip 5-2, and will be back at Progressive Field Friday night for the first of three with the Tigers.Here’s a couple takeaways from the two-run setback in Arlington.1. Minor Too MuchThe Rangers pitcher has been very good this season and was again on Thursday. He held the Tribe to a run on three hits over eight innings.He gave the Indians a shot with three walks, throwing 110 pitches, but after the last two days of putting up 10 runs apiece, Thursday the team just never got the big hit when they had the shot.The good news for the Indians offense is that the Tigers, a team they feasted on last weekend, and their pretty bad pitching staff is coming to Progressive Field starting Friday night. 2. No Luck BieberShane Bieber didn’t throw poorly, but he allowed a pair of early runs and that set the tone for the rest of the day as the Indians offense gave him no run support. Bieber struck out eight, allowing just a pair of runs in six innings, and with the way the offense has been the last two weeks, this was a winning effort on most days. The Tribe pitcher will be back on the hill Tuesday evening against the Royals at home looking for his 7th win. 3. A.J. ColdIndians reliever A.J. Cole was ineffective with the game still in question in the 8th, allowing back-to-back homers to Danny Santana and Elvis Andrus to turn a 2-1 game into a 4-1 game.Cole has given up five homers in 15 innings with eight earned runs.The Indians were hopeful that the vet could help out the back end of the pen, but has had his share of struggles. Thursday was not his day, and the Rangers made him pay hitting two homers in 12 pitches. Matt Loede Related TopicsfeaturedIndiansMike MinorRangersShane Biebercenter_img Matt Loede has been a part of the Cleveland Sports Media for over 21 years, with experience covering Major League Baseball, National Basketball Association, the National Football League and even high school and college events. He has been a part of the Cleveland Indians coverage since the opening of Jacobs/Progressive Field in 1994, and spent two and a half years covering the team for 92.3 The Fan, and covers them daily for Associated Press Radio. You can follow Matt on Twitter HERE.last_img read more

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first_imgWe’re familiar with this weather pattern, because we’ve lived it this week.  The slight change today is the chance for afternoon snow showers.  No snow accumulation is expected except on the highest areas of Campbell County.  Our day’s temps hold close to the 40-degree mark and will likely cool after lunch time and stay steady in the 30s.  Winds will make it feel like it’s in the 20s at times.  Tonight’s low dips to 29-degrees.Improvements arrive as soon as Friday.  Sun and highs in the 50s are on the way for Friday, Saturday and Sunday.  (WLAF NEWS PUBLISHED – 11/15/2018-6AM)Share this:FacebookTwitterlast_img

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first_img First Published: 13th June, 2020 07:26 IST LIVE TV Written By COMMENT WATCH US LIVE Associated Press Television News center_img The Kansas City Royals for years valued high school prospects in the first-year player draft, guys with an abundance of raw athleticism, undeveloped talent and what those in the scouting profession would call “high upside.”The trouble is such risks often carry even lower floors. They are risky propositions that often fail to pan out.Whether by circumstance or intention, that approach to the draft has changed dramatically in recent years, and it continued with the Royals scooping up more developed college talent in this week’s draft.They spent first-round picks on Texas A&M left-hander Asa Lacy and Baylor infielder Nick Loftin, then added Alabama outfielder Tyler Gentry, Oregon State left-hander Christian Chamberlain and Eastern Illinois right-hander Will Klein among their four remaining picks.“These guys are absolute winners,” Royals general manager Dayton Moore said on a Zoom call with reporters. “They’re articulate. They’re prepared. Speaking to Nick, the only thing he kept talking about was how he was going to win a World Series. This kid is a champion. That’s just a perfect fit for us.”It certainly is these days.The Royals actually built the majority of their back-to-back World Series teams of 2014 and ’15 with prep prospects, led by back-to-back first-round selections in Mike Moustakas and Eric Hosmer. The duo helped end nearly three decades of abject failure within the organization and proved that even a small-market franchise can do big things.But whereas both of them made it to the big leagues in relatively short order, more recent high school prospects — most importantly those taken in the first round — have struggled mightily.Starting with Foster Griffin and Chase Vallot in 2014, the Royals selected prep prospects with each of five straight top picks. None of them has made it to the majors.The shift in approach began in 2018, when the Royals realized they needed to restock pitching in the upper levels of their farm system. It happened to coincide with a year in which there was an abundance of college talent and the Royals had two supplemental picks and a compensatory pick, essentially giving them four first-round picks. They took Florida teammates Brady Singer and Jackson Kowar, both right-handed pitchers, then Virginia left-hander Daniel Lynch and Stanford left-hander Kris Bubic. Oh, and in the second round they added Memphis right-hander Jonathan Bowlen for good measure.In all, the Royals spent their first eight picks on college prospects in 2018, and already they have begun the long climb to the majors in relatively short order. In fact, throw the 21-year-old Lacy into the mix and the Royals envision a starting rotation in a few years that could include pitchers all currently aged 24 or younger.“Kansas City was the place I wanted to be,” Lacy said, “so it wasn’t a shock to me when I got the phone call. I’m extremely thankful the Royals gave me this opportunity. The guys from the SEC they’ve gotten, including Kris Bubic from Stanford — just a competitive environment I’m going to be in.”Lacy was widely considered the top pitching prospect in the draft yet fell to the Royals with the No. 4 overall pick, while Loftin has such versatility and approach that the club pondered drafting him with their initial selection.“We were obviously thrilled that Asa fell to us, or got to us,” Royals scouting director Lonnie Goldberg said. “We have a ton of history and followed this kid a long time, all the way back to his sophomore year on Team USA, and add him to the mix of the team we have already — this kid has a power arm, four plus-pitches and just competes at an incredible level.“And we were ecstatic to get Nick down at 32,” Goldberg added. “When you talk to the Team USA coaches about that team, this is the kid who they said might have the best makeup.”Exactly what the immediate future holds for them is anybody’s guess. Major League Baseball and its players association are continuing to haggle over how to have a shortened season, while minor league seasons have been scrapped entirely.Lacy hopes that a fall league occurs among spring training complexes in Arizona, and that might turn out to be a good thing for the Royals.Rather than have all those prospects spread among different levels of the minors, they could have them all in one camp, pushing each other toward the day when they step on the field at Kauffman Stadium.“The important thing about everything we’re doing moving forward,” Moore said, “is just to make sure we keep guys healthy. I’m talking about minor league players. And just prepare them for spring training for 2021. And that doesn’t mean they’re not going to pitch assuming we have some type of instructional league or fall league. We’ll evaluate it. But they’re going to come in and be assessed and we’ll decide from there.” SUBSCRIBE TO US Last Updated: 13th June, 2020 07:26 IST Royals Keep Building With Influx Of More College Prospects The Kansas City Royals for years valued high school prospects in the first-year player draft, guys with an abundance of raw athleticism, undeveloped talent and what those in the scouting profession would call “high upside.” FOLLOW USlast_img read more

first_imgThe International Association of Athletics Federations (IAAF) on Tuesday upheld a ban against Russia’s Athletics Federation (RUSAF) over doping in the country.RUSAF has been suspended since 2015 over a report commissioned by the World Anti-Doping Agency that found evidence of widespread and state-sponsored doping in the sport.Since then, some individual Russian athletes, however, have been allowed to compete internationally as neutrals.This was however on the condition of their meeting certain criteria that showed they had operated in a dope-free environment.But the national athletics team was banned from the 2016 Rio de Janeiro Olympics.IAAF’s Russia Task Force head, Rune Andersen, had said in July that RUSAF had made significant but not complete progress in meeting the reinstatement requirements.To be reinstated, IAAF had said Russia must acknowledge findings of the WADA-commissioned McLaren report which indicated that doping in the country was state-sponsored.Relatedlast_img read more

first_img Related Allen Kee / ESPN Images(NEW YORK) — The NBA held its first-ever awards show on Monday, and the top prize of the night went to Oklahoma City Thunder point guard Russell Westbrook.Westbrook, 28, took home the award for most valuable player. In an emotional speech, he thanked his team, fans and family.Click HERE to see the complete list of winners.Copyright © 2017, ABC Radio. All rights reserved.Powered by WPeMaticolast_img

first_img Related iStock/Thinkstock(ATLANTA) — A Delta flight from Atlanta to London was turned around twice overnight Wednesday, according to the airline.Delta flight 284 took off from Hartsfield-Jackson International Airport in Atlanta shortly after 7 p.m. Tuesday, but was turned around after pilots heard a mysterious noise coming from the plane, the airline told ABC affiliate WSB.The plane, which was flying over North Carolina at the time of the diversion, landed back in Atlanta just before 9:30 p.m., according to airline tracking firm FlightAware.A Delta representative told WSB that the passengers would be placed on another flight, which took off at around 12:11 a.m., but that flight was also turned around, according to FlightAware data.It landed back in Atlanta at 1:30 a.m., FlightAware said.A Delta spokeswoman told ABC News that the flight returned due to a banging noise both times, even though the aircraft was changed after the first flight had to turn around.Gareth Hawkins, a passenger on flight 284, said that on both flights a loud banging noise could be heard approximately every 20 minutes.Delta said they put passengers up in a hotel room after the flight turned around the second time and have scheduled them for a new departure on Wednesday evening.  Copyright © 2018, ABC Radio. All rights reserved.Powered by WPeMaticolast_img read more

first_imgThe Baltimore Orioles have started making their first round of September callups. Unlike past seasons the Orioles have only recalled veteran players that will add depth to the Orioles. The Orioles have recalled Kevin Gausman, who is starting today and Evan Meek. The Orioles have selected the contract of Joe Saunders and Kelly Johnson has reported to the club.Meek and Saunders have both struggled this season but they will add depth to the bullpen. Saunders might get a start during the doubleheader with the New York Yankees. I would be very careful if I was the Orioles about starting Saunders, he has been hit around this season.The Orioles do not have a top prospect ready to be recalled this season and I can see the same core group of guys getting playing time. The Orioles should have the AL East locked up in a few weeks and could start resting some guys.Here are the tweets from the Orioles about the moves. Please follow and like us:last_img read more

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