Report: Jose Ramirez to Miss 5-7 Weeks

first_imgThis past Saturday against the Kansas City Royals, Jose Ramirez was removed in the first inning.On Sunday morning it was revealed that Jose fractured his Hamate Bone in his right hand following his MRI from Saturday night.Mandy Bell of MLB.com tweeted out the news stating that the Indians third baseman will miss 5-7 weeks of playing time.Jose Ramirez underwent successful surgery on his right hamate bone yesterday. He is expected to return to Major League game activity in 5-7 weeks.— Mandy Bell (@MandyBell02) August 27, 2019The regular season for the Indians ends on September 29 which means Jose is done for the regular season season but could possibly come back for the playoffs if Cleveland happens to get in.Yu Chang and Mike Freeman are expected to split time at third base following the injury. Related Topics2019 Cleveland IndiansfeaturedJose RamirezMLB Payton Vincecenter_img Payton Vince is either talking about sports or watching sports. He covers sports for Metro Networks and is also a writer for LastWordOnSports.com. He grew up in Brooklyn Heights,Ohio for most of his life then around senior year of high school moved to Cleveland. A fan of the Cleveland Indians, Cavaliers, and a Pittsburgh Steelers, he graduated from Cuyahoga Heights High School (Class of 2014) and also graduated from the Ohio Center for Broadcasting in 2015. He bowled and played baseball in high school, and is a huge fan of independent wrestling and WWE, and can almost always find him at an independent show. Lastly, Payton is a backstage interviewer for Mega Championship Wrestling in Elyria, and is one of the three on ‘That Sports Show’ which airs daily from 2-4pm on AllSportsCleveland.com.last_img read more

Guilbeau: LSU should face Ole Miss on Halloween

first_imgBATON ROUGE – LSU has petitioned the NCAA and the Southeastern Conference to wear white at home. … Got it.LSU has asked the SEC to let it play as many night games at home as possible. … Got it.LSU has begged, pleaded and ordered the SEC to change its West-East scheduling philosophy so it will not have to play Florida every season, but no one outside Louisiana has ever understood its “equitable scheduling” argument, including Florida. … Not happening.Oh well, two out of three is not bad. So there may be room for another small request.SEC OFFICE: “OK, LSU, what do you want now? Blackened redfish at all away games?”LSU: “No, what we want is to not have to play on the Friday after Thanksgiving any more. You’re making us play at Texas A&M on Thanksgiving this year, but there is no way we are ever playing at home on Thanksgiving. And we don’t ever want a Thursday night home game.”SEC OFFICE: “All right, all right, we’ll see what we can do.”LSU: “And there’s one more little bitty thing.”SEC OFFICE: “Geez, what now?”LSU: “Well, we have this tradition …”SEC OFFICE: “Another tradition? We gave you the white jerseys at home. You got all night games this season. How many traditions can one school have?”LSU: “Well, there’s this thing about Halloween. It means a lot to us.”SEC OFFICE: “You won one big game on Billy Cannon’s punt return 50 years ago, and you won’t let it go.”LSU: “Yeah I know, but you’ve got to admit it was pretty cool.”SEC OFFICE: “We’re not replaying that game on the network. There’s the punt return and the goal-line stand. That’s it.”LSU: “No, that’s not it. We’re wondering if you can move Saturday’s Ole Miss game to Halloween Night.”SEC OFFICE: “What?”LSU: “We have an open date on Nov. 1 so we could play on Halloween Night. It’s a Friday.”SEC OFFICE: “Uh, small problem. Ole Miss plays Auburn on Nov. 1.”LSU: “To hell with Ole Miss. You’ve been helping us beat the Rebs ever since 1959 when Billy stepped out of bounds, not to mention the frozen clock in 1972. You’ve helped us beat them as much as you help Alabama beat us.”SEC OFFICE: “Yeah, yeah, yeah.”LSU: “We need this game on Halloween. It’s our only chance. Ole Miss has its best team since it went undefeated in 1962 defense since Johnny Vaught was coaching. This team is better than any of Archie’s or Eli’s teams. We’re going to have to pull out all the stops just to keep up with them. Billy Cannon will be there. Doug Moreau will be there. Remember, he caught a tipped, two-point conversion pass in the final minutes to beat Ole Miss, 11-10, in 1964 — on Halloween night. We’ve contacted the 13th Gate, too, to send some ghosts over. This could be is the 50th anniversary of that game.”SEC: “We just made Moreau an SEC legend.”LSU: “And we appreciate that. He deserves it.”SEC: “We can’t move the game.”LSU: “Look, this is what you do. Give Ole Miss Nov. 1 off and move its game with Auburn on that day to Nov. 8. Ole Miss just has Presbyterian on Nov. 8, and Auburn only has Texas A&M. Both of those games can be eliminated. You saw what happened when Alabama beat A&M, 59-0. Does the SEC Network really want to carry Auburn beating A&M 65-0? You just eliminated Florida and Idaho back at the beginning of the season. You can do it again.”SEC: “Good idea. That’s doable. What else you got?”LSU: “Now, about the clock operator. We’re going to need some help.”Connect with Glenn on Twitter @LSUBeatTweetlast_img read more

Brazil striker Robinho given nine-year term in Italy for rape

first_imgIt is not the first time the player has faced allegations of sexual misconduct.He was questioned by British police in 2009 after a woman accused him of assault at a nightclub in Leeds, northern England while he was playing for Manchester City. He was eventually released without charge.The 33-year-old won 100 international caps for Brazil and played in the 2006 and 2010 World Cups.He was one of the first big-money signings at Manchester City, joining for 32.5 million pounds on the day the English Premier League club was taken over by the Abu Dhabi United Group.Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Robinho of Brazil’s Atletico Mineiro gestures during their 2017 Copa Libertadores match against Bolivia’s Wilstermann held at Mineirao stadium, in Belo Horizonte, Brazil, on August 9, 2017. / AFP PHOTO / DOUGLAS MAGNOFormer AC Milan and Real Madrid striker Robinho has been sentenced to nine years in prison in Italy after he was convicted of gang rape, according to local media reports Thursday.The alleged incident occurred in January 2013, when the Brazilian was playing for Milan in Serie A.ADVERTISEMENT Robredo: True leaders perform well despite having ‘uninspiring’ boss PLAY LIST 02:49Robredo: True leaders perform well despite having ‘uninspiring’ boss02:42PH underwater hockey team aims to make waves in SEA Games01:44Philippines marks anniversary of massacre with calls for justice01:19Fire erupts in Barangay Tatalon in Quezon City01:07Trump talks impeachment while meeting NCAA athletes02:49World-class track facilities installed at NCC for SEA Games Jordan delivers on promise: 2 Cobra choppers now in PH MRT 7 on track for partial opening in 2021 LATEST STORIES ‘A complete lie:’ Drilon refutes ‘blabbermouth’ Salo’s claims The Fatted Calf and Ayutthaya: New restos worth the drive to Tagaytay View commentscenter_img PH still in the running for 2023 Fiba World Cup hosting Ethel Booba on hotel’s clarification that ‘kikiam’ is ‘chicken sausage’: ‘Kung di pa pansinin, baka isipin nila ok lang’ After 30 years, Johnlu Koa still doing ‘hard-to-make’ quality breads The court in Milan also ordered those found guilty to pay the victim 60,000 euros ($71,000).Robinho, who is currently playing for Atletico Mineiro in Brazil, posted messages on his Instagram and Facebook profiles protesting his innocence and his lawyer said an appeal against the verdict had been launched.“We have already said that he has defended himself against these accusations and stated that he played no role in this incident,” the statement said.“All legal measures have already been taken.”The sentence is suspended while appeals take place.ADVERTISEMENT He was found guilty in absentia by an Italian court for raping a 22-year-old Albanian woman.Five of the player’s friends were accused of the same crime. One of the accused was also given a nine-year prison sentence while the trial of the four others has been suspended because they are on the run.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSSEA Games: Biñan football stadium stands out in preparedness, completionSPORTSPrivate companies step in to help SEA Games hostingSPORTSBoxers Pacquiao, Petecio torchbearers for SEA Games openingAccording to Milan daily Corriere della Sera, Robinho and his acquaintances made the young woman drink “to the point of making her unconscious and unable to resist”.They were then said to have engaged in “sexual intercourse multiple times in a row” with her. Malditas save PH from shutout MOST READ Hotel says PH coach apologized for ‘kikiam for breakfast’ claimlast_img read more

18 days agoLiverpool boss Klopp: Leicester will end season in top four

first_imgAbout the authorPaul VegasShare the loveHave your say Liverpool boss Klopp: Leicester will end season in top fourby Paul Vegas18 days agoSend to a friendShare the loveLiverpool boss Jurgen Klopp insists victory against Leicester was well-deserved as they snatched a 2-1 win at Anfield.The Reds were handed a controversial spot-kick deep into stoppage time when Marc Albrighton was adjudged to have brought down Sadio Mane.James Milner calmly slotted home the winner in a result Klopp admits already feels like a huge moment in their season.Klopp told Liverpool’s official website : “So, if you score in the 95th minute with a penalty everybody would say that’s lucky but over the full game we had more chances, we were the better team, so I’m really happy about that.“This one [win] alone feels already big enough, to be honest, because of how difficult this league is [and] how difficult the life of an LFC player is.“I think Leicester at the end of the season will be in the top four and then they will realise how different it is when you play Wednesday, Saturday, Wednesday, Saturday. The quality they have is already good and we all know Brendan, what a sensational manager he is and what he’s doing with them.” last_img read more

How Much Did The NCAA Selection Committee Screw Your Team Over

In the long, drawn-out days between Selection Sunday and the beginning of the round of 64, college basketball fans have two pastimes: filling out their brackets and complaining about the NCAA Tournament selection committee’s decisions.This year was especially ripe for the latter, with grievances coming in from all corners of the college basketball universe. (Hint: When even the No. 1 overall seed — in this case, Kansas — has room for complaint, the committee might not have done its best work.) But how much does this stuff really matter? Can small changes to the committee’s decisions make a big difference to a team’s odds of going deep in the tourney?To figure this out, we used the same method that drives our March Madness predictions and randomized the bracket around the committee’s S-curve rankings — the actual 1-68 ranking of teams the committee uses to guide the seedings and overall placement of teams in the bracket. Because the committee doesn’t adhere strictly to the S-curve within each “seed line” — it has the leeway to place teams according to factors (like geography) that go beyond balancing each region’s strength — we can judge how much the committee’s decisions at the margins affected each team’s chances of advancing to various rounds. And because we’re keeping teams in the same S-curve slots as the committee’s, we can examine these differences without delving into alternate universe-type scenarios in which the crusty old voters valued the teams differently.Here are the teams whose odds to get to the Sweet 16 and Final Four were helped and hurt the most. As far as the championship is concerned, these tweaks don’t matter much; most teams’ odds of winning it all were affected by less than a percentage point. But in terms of advancing to prestige benchmarks like the Sweet 16 and Final Four, the draw can have a relatively large effect. By being in a favorable region, for instance, Oklahoma’s Final Four odds were boosted by 12.1 percentage points, while Villanova was dinged by 4.4 points because it was dropped into the same region with Kansas.And that’s just looking at the committee’s deviations from its own S-curve. What if the crusty old voters did value the teams (slightly) differently? In another simulation, we randomized the S-curve itself, giving a team the potential to move up or drop down into the top or bottom half of the next “seed line.” For instance, a No. 3 seed could have moved up into one of the bottom two slots on the S-curve for No. 2 seeds or just as easily dropped into one of the top two slots for No. 4 seeds. For each of those random draws, we simulated the bracket and then tracked how much each team’s odds changed in their most and least favorable draws.Here are the results when we model the S-curve this way: By Neil Paine and Jay Boice More: Apple Podcasts | ESPN App | RSS | Embed Our sports podcast Hot Takedown previews March Madness. For top teams, the difference between its 20th- and 80th-percentile draw was 10 to 15 percentage points of Final Four probability, all due to the whims of its position on the S-curve.Certainly, there are more factors determining how far a team goes in the NCAA Tournament than simply its starting point in the bracket. But in a wide-open field in which every edge counts, even small shifts in probability can add up.Check out FiveThirtyEight’s 2016 March Madness Predictions. Embed Code read more

Aaron Rodgers Cant Be Stopped By A Pass Rush Anymore

2011Mike Vick29.146.42.43.71.3 2011Tim Tebow37.1%17.22.94.92.0 2013Russell Wilson36.739.02.73.91.2 12016Jameis Winston34.9%80.7 2012Nick Foles26.210.12.54.01.5 2015Aaron Rodgers32.434.72.54.01.5 2016Aaron Rodgers29.471.82.64.01.4 2012Ben Roethlisberger24.744.92.54.01.5 72016Dak Prescott29.958.4 82015Tyrod Taylor31.757.9 92014Carson Palmer27.452.8 102013Ryan Fitzpatrick23.952.5 RANKSEASONPLAYERPRESSURE %QBR SEASONPLAYERPRESSURE %QBRIN POCKETBEFORE PASSSCRAMBLING SECONDS Rodgers’s performance through the regular season and two postseason games this year has been exceptional. His 71.8 QBR when pressured this season is the fourth-highest since 2009, and he’s shown no signs of slowing down. On Sunday, Rodgers was pressured on 18 of 51 dropbacks, and while he was sacked three times and gave up an interception, he went 7 for 14 for 149 yards, including the 36 that brought the Packers into field goal position. His unadjusted QBR actually went up on these plays, from 79.4 on plays where he wasn’t pressured to 89.7 on plays where he was.We only have QB pressure data going back to 2009, so that table isn’t exactly a complete survey of the situation. But six of the best eight individual seasons of QBs performing under pressure have come in the last two years.A few possible explanations for that: First, random noise is always a possibility. Second, something in the collection or interpretation of the pressure numbers may have changed over the years. (I asked around at Stats & Info about this, and the folks there said nothing changed under the hood, but they did note that the stat doesn’t differentiate between duress that comes at the beginning of a play, before a QB escapes to relative safety, and duress that comes just as a QB throws.)One more caveat: Different shops have different ways of defining “pressure,” so numbers can shift slightly from site to site, but the unifying thread among all the methods is that the QB has to be affected by the rush. So some plays that simply require the QB to step up in the pocket to avoid the rush may be left out of the overall tally. That would seemingly underrepresent mainstays of passing-leader charts such as Drew Brees or Tom Brady, who excel at beating the blitz by throwing the ball before pressure can arrive.So if the Geriatric All-Pro wing isn’t cracking the pass rush, it should be obvious who is — the guys who can move. Here’s a table showing QBs since 2011 who created the most time outside the pocket. I took the average time to throw and subtracted time in the pocket, leaving us with those magical few seconds when a player such as Rodgers or Russell Wilson or Colin Kaepernick is rolling around the edge looking for a target: 2012Colin Kaepernick25.134.92.54.11.6 2013Terrelle Pryor37.211.72.64.41.8 2012Robert Griffin III25.511.92.74.21.5 2012Russell Wilson31.932.72.84.41.6 2012Aaron Rodgers23.415.52.64.21.6 32013Josh McCown27.673.8 2014Colin Kaepernick31.524.42.44.01.6 2015Russell Wilson36.126.52.44.01.5 22015Jay Cutler30.975.0 2013Colin Kaepernick27.217.62.64.01.3 2013Aaron Rodgers25.019.42.54.01.5 Source: ESPN Stats & Info Group 2011Ben Roethlisberger25.439.32.63.81.2 Source: ESPN Stats & Information Group QBs under pressure, regular season and playoffs 2011-16 2011Aaron Rodgers22.221.72.74.01.4 42016Aaron Rodgers28.871.8 There are two types of quarterbacks who consistently create significant amounts of time between when they break the pocket and when they throw the ball: the bootleg and read-option acolytes and the guys who are (and must be) good at running for their lives. Along with a slightly younger version of Ben Roethlisberger and an always-battered Russell Wilson, Rodgers is one of the few QBs on that list who combine out-of-pocket moves with excellence at the more traditional in-pocket throws.But Rodgers has always been able to buy time once the pocket breaks down, and it’s only recently that he’s turned those moments of brilliance into sustained performance.Since the start of the 2014 season, Rodgers has thrown for 28 touchdowns and just five interceptions while under pressure. The league average over that span is 3.2 touchdowns per season to 3.2 interceptions. For the season, Rodgers’s QBR when he was pressured was 71.8, which would have put him ninth in the league on all plays, not just pressured ones.So the big question then: What did Rodgers change?Rodgers’s pressure numbers look very similar to his old ones on depth of pass, time to pass, and many other stats. The only difference by the numbers is that he appears to be completing more of the same passes he’s been throwing for years.A critical part of this improvement seems to be that Rodgers is even more comfortable getting out on the edge early in his progressions. Here’s a play against the Vikings in Week 7 of 2011, Rodgers’s first MVP season:He looks a like a traditional quarterback, going through his progressions until the pocket finally folds, and he busts out and finds an open man.And now here he is this season:In part out of necessity, Rodgers no longer bounces around the pocket, or slides around blockers while keeping his feet set. These days, he often makes one or two reads and books it to the outside, where he essentially sets up a secondary pocket. It’s almost a bizarro version of the simplified offense many young mobile QBs run, in which they make one read and then bolt if their man isn’t open.Who knows if Rodgers will keep this up. Maybe this is unsustainable. Maybe the magic outside the pocket really is just fortuitous but still random chance converging in one season. But Rodgers has had enough success this season that if he keeps on doing what he’s doing, it’ll be hard to argue it’s just luck, no matter how unlikely it might seem.Check out our latest NFL playoff predictions. 2016Tyrod Taylor35.551.12.63.91.3 2011Joe Flacco22.817.12.53.81.3 62009Peyton Manning15.761.2 2011Kevin Kolb33.62.42.43.91.5 52015Ryan Fitzpatrick22.571.5 2014Russell Wilson39.233.72.54.01.5 A certain number of things that happen during a football game come down to skill, and a certain number to luck, and it’s important to be able to tell one from the other. Aaron Rodgers dropping deep in the pocket on a free play and rifling a 34-yard touchdown pass to a wide-open Richard Rodgers, under-throwing him but threading it precisely between linebacker Sean Lee’s outstretched arm and his earhole against the Cowboys last weekend? That takes some baseline NFL skills, but mostly it’s a bad pass getting a lucky break. But Aaron Rodgers slipping the pocket, rolling left, pausing, waiting for his receivers to come back across the field, and hitting Jared Cook for a 36-yard catch that was inbounds by a toenail and set up the game-winning field goal? Now that’s a little bit of luck and a whole lot of skill.Aaron Rodgers is unusually good when pressure comes his way. One of the bedrock principles of defense in the NFL is that pressuring the quarterback works. It worked on Tom Brady and the 18-0 Patriots in 2008, and God knows it worked on Cam Newton and the Panthers in Super Bowl 50. Get to the quarterback, the thinking goes, and you’re in good shape, failing a stroke of luck or the spectacular. But these days there’s a group of quarterbacks, Rodgers included, who are defying that conventional wisdom.Since 2009, the league average QBR1I’m using the “raw” version of QBR for this post, since Total QBR isn’t calculated at the split-level. The raw version is just the Total QBR number before it’s adjusted for strength of opponent. on plays with QB pressure is just 18.5, according to ESPN Stats & Information — just barely better than the worst quarterbacking season of the century, Jimmy Clausen’s catastrophe in 2010, which came in at 14.5 QBR. This season, QB performance has seen a modest bump to 29.3 — better, but still not very good. The notable difference, however, is now there are a few quarterbacks who are finding ways to thrive.Here’s a chart showing the quarterbacks since 2009 who performed best on plays flagged as QB pressures: read more

West Ham need to change the overall atmosphere

first_imgIt has been a really difficult season for West Ham United so far and the incident when Andy Carroll left the bench before the end of the game didn’t help the situation at all.David Moyes admitted that the atmosphere around the club hasn’t been the best lately and there are some changes that are needed to be made as soon as possible to improve the situation in the upcoming seasons.The Scot spoke about his side’s struggles as he said, according to Sky Sports:Jose Mourinho is sold on Lampard succeeding at Chelsea Tomás Pavel Ibarra Meda – September 14, 2019 Jose Mourinho wanted to give his two cents on Frank Lampard’s odds as the new Chelsea FC manager, he thinks he will succeed.There really…“It makes it very difficult. There are so many different things that can happen at football clubs daily, whether it be transfers, dealing with players, team selection and you hope you get a little bit of trust.”“I have got to say I have had to come to terms with the culture of West Ham and it seems that leaked stories are part of it here.”“Can I change it? I’m sure every manager who has come in has tried to change it. I’ve tried not to waste any energy and not get too wound up about it because I think it is the culture of West Ham United. I would love to change it in many ways.”last_img read more

Delhi 3 dead after massive fire engulfs rubber factory in Shahdaras Jhilmil

first_img Close IBTimes VideoRelated VideosMore videos Play VideoPauseMute0:00/1:08Loaded: 0%0:00Progress: 0%Stream TypeLIVE-1:08?Playback Rate1xChaptersChaptersDescriptionsdescriptions off, selectedSubtitlessubtitles settings, opens subtitles settings dialogsubtitles off, selectedAudio Trackdefault, selectedFullscreenThis is a modal window.Beginning of dialog window. Escape will cancel and close the window.TextColorWhiteBlackRedGreenBlueYellowMagentaCyanTransparencyOpaqueSemi-TransparentBackgroundColorBlackWhiteRedGreenBlueYellowMagentaCyanTransparencyOpaqueSemi-TransparentTransparentWindowColorBlackWhiteRedGreenBlueYellowMagentaCyanTransparencyTransparentSemi-TransparentOpaqueFont Size50%75%100%125%150%175%200%300%400%Text Edge StyleNoneRaisedDepressedUniformDropshadowFont FamilyProportional Sans-SerifMonospace Sans-SerifProportional SerifMonospace SerifCasualScriptSmall CapsReset restore all settings to the default valuesDoneClose Modal DialogEnd of dialog window. COPY LINKAD Loading … At least five people were killed in the mishap.Twitter/ANIA massive fire broke out at a rubber factory in the national capital on Saturday, July 13. At least three people were killed in the mishap.The rubber factory is located in Shahdara’s Jhilmil industrial area.At least 31 fire tenders have been pressed into service to douse the blaze. The Fire department has received information about the flame at around 9:25 am today.Shahdara’s Additional Deputy Commissioner of Police Ved Prakash Surya stated that the dead bodies have been recovered from inside the factory.A rescue operation is underway.(This is a developing story. More details awaited)center_img 17 killed after fire breaks out at Delhi hotel; people jump out of windows to save themselveslast_img read more