Javier Baez #9 and Dexter Fowler #24 of the Chicago Cubs celebrate after the Chicago Cubs win 8-4 against the Los Angeles Dodgers in game five of the National League Division Series at Dodger Stadium on October 20, 2016 in Los Angeles, California. Harry How/Getty Images/AFPLOS ANGELES — The Chicago Cubs moved within one win of their first trip to the World Series in 71 years by winning 8-4 at the Los Angeles Dodgers on Thursday, taking a 3-2 lead in the National League Championship Series.Chicago starter Jon Lester pitched seven sharp innings and Addison Russell hit a tiebreaking homer for the Cubs who will host Game 6 at Wrigley Field on Saturday and Game 7 if required.ADVERTISEMENT Taiwan minister boards cruise ship turned away by Japan PLAY LIST 01:31Taiwan minister boards cruise ship turned away by Japan01:33WHO: ‘Global stocks of masks and respirators are now insufficient’01:01WHO: now 31,211 virus cases in China 102:02Vitamin C prevents but doesn’t cure diseases like coronavirus—medic03:07’HINDI PANG-SPORTS LANG!’03:03SILIP SA INTEL FUND Lester allowed one run, improving to 2-0 in three playoff starts this year. He has given up two runs in 21 innings. He struck out six and walked one.“These guys won the game for us,” Lester said, nodding toward Russell and Baez. “I was just kind of along for the ride.”Blanton took his second loss of the series. He gave up consecutive homers in the eighth inning of Game 1, including a tiebreaking grand slam by Miguel Montero.“Our confidence hasn’t wavered,” Roberts said. “This series certainly isn’t over.”Chicago jumped on struggling Dodgers rookie Kenta Maeda from the start. Fowler singled leading off the game and scored on Rizzo’s double to right two batters later.Maeda gave up one run over 3 2/3 innings. He has allowed eight earned runs in 10 2/3 innings this postseason.The Dodgers were still in it until their defense fell apart in the eighth, allowing two runs on infield hits without managing an out.The odds are against Los Angeles being able to win both games in Chicago, but any game with Kershaw on the mound is a game the Dodgers believe they should win.“We can grab that momentum by one name: Kershaw,” Gonzalez said. “We don’t want to put it all on him, but if we score a couple of runs, we’ll feel real good.”/rga Where did they go? Millions left Wuhan before quarantine Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Brad Pitt wins his first acting Oscar as awards get underway Chinese-manned vessel unsettles Bohol town View comments 30 Filipinos from Wuhan quarantined in Capas Sparks topple Lynx to claim elusive WNBA title We are young EDITORS’ PICK BREAKING: Solicitor General asks SC to forfeit ABS CBN’s franchise Team ‘Trabaho’ scores championship title at the last leg of Smart Siklab Saya Manila Smart hosts first 5G-powered esports exhibition match in PH “The city of Chicago has got to be buzzing,” Cubs manager Joe Maddon said. “We’re not going to run away from anything. It’s within our reach right now.”The Cubs’ first opportunity to clinch comes Saturday, when Dodgers ace Clayton Kershaw faces Chicago’s Kyle Hendricks, who led the majors this season in earned run average.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSGinebra teammates show love for SlaughterSPORTSWe are youngSPORTSCone plans to speak with Slaughter, agentOf course, the Cubs were in the same favorable position 13 years ago — heading home to Wrigley with a 3-2 lead in the NLCS, only to lose both games to the Marlins in one of its most excruciating failures.More than a decade later, the franchise is still chasing its first World Series championship since 1908. BREAKING: Solicitor General asks SC to forfeit ABS CBN’s franchise Mainland China virus cases exceed 40,000; deaths rise to 908 MOST READ Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. “We’ve heard the history,” center fielder Dexter Fowler said, “but at the same time we’re trying to make history.”Russell hit a two-run homer for the second straight game. This one was a sixth-inning drive off losing pitcher Joe Blanton that gave Chicago a 3-1 lead.“Just rounding the bases, it was pretty exciting,” Russell said. “Pumped up, not only for myself but for the team and that little cushion that Jonny (Lester) had to go forward from that.”Budding star Javier Baez was in the middle of everything for the Cubs. The second baseman made a sensational defensive play when the game was still close in the seventh, and his three-run double capped a five-run eighth that made it 8-1.Baez had three of Chicago’s 13 hits, matching the team’s total in Game 4, when the Cubs snapped a 21-inning scoreless streak and won 10-2.ADVERTISEMENT
Cardiff boss Warnock in France for crunch Sala talksby Paul Vegas10 months agoSend to a friendShare the loveCardiff City boss Neil Warnock is in France today for talks with Nantes striker Emiliano Sala.Warnock is trying to persuade the prolific Argentinian to join him and had talks after his side Nantes played Montpellier.The Sun says Nantes are willing to sell Sala for around £20million but the South American was hoping for a bigger move in this window.Warnock’s personal touch is a major boost to his cause and Sala is expected to make a decision by the weekend.Cardiff want Sala signed as soon as possible to help their fight to stay up and Warnock will move elsewhere if he fails to respond. TagsTransfersAbout the authorPaul VegasShare the loveHave your say
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Larissa BurnoufKathleen Martens APTN NewsThe chief of Carry the Kettle First Nation says her people have had enough.“We don’t have any fishing rights. Our hunters have to travel halfway across the province to hunt and so these are infringements of our treaty rights and our treaty obligations when we signed,” said Chief Elsie Jack.Jack said her community’s traditional territory in southern Saskatchewan has been divided, developed or destroyed by the provincial and federal governments over the years.So, they are taking both governments to court in a lawsuit filed Dec. 21.“The promises made to Carry The Kettle (CTK) in Treaty 4 have been broken and the rights protected therein have been breached,” the lawsuit states.The civil suit could wide-ranging impact for Indigenous communities across Canada, predicts lawyer Robert Janes, who represents the Nakota band.“Anybody living in southern Saskatchewan now knows that…there is extensive development in terms of agricultural, land settlement, there are mining operations and…there is almost nowhere left,” he told reporters Wednesday.Janes said the suit aims to force governments to talk about the cumulative effect of development – now and in the future – and take that into consideration when pitching projects.But ultimately, he said, it’s about finding “a fair way” to share the land so the First Nation isn’t “pressed out of existence.”A spokesperson for Saskatchewan confirmed it had been served and declined to comment further now that the matter was before the courts.Janes, who is with JFK Law, said the band is looking specifically for guidelines for the development of Crown land surrounding the reserve, input on legislation that affects its traditional practices and possibly financial compensation.He said it’s the first legal action of its kind taken by a First Nation in [email protected]@aptn.ca
OSU freshman wide receiver Binjimen Victor (9) catches his first career touchdown during the second half of the Buckeyes 62-3 win against Maryland on Nov. 12. Credit: Alexa Mavrogianis | Photo EditorReminiscent of 2014, Ohio State has found itself benefitting from a crazy string of events. In a bizarre Saturday evening in which the Buckeyes destroyed an unranked and overmatched Maryland team 62-3, it seems like a real possibility that OSU will be in playoff talks come Tuesday when the latest College Football Playoff poll is released. After the complete blowout of the Terrapins, the Buckeyes have established themselves as one of the most dominate teams in the Big Ten and in all of college football. Saturday was an example of the incredible talent the team holds within, and how OSU coach Urban Meyer has become one of the best coaches in the NCAA.With Clemson likely out and OSU likely in the playoff picture, here are five takeaways from Saturday’s 62-3 victory over Maryland.Ohio State has lofty expectationsThe Buckeyes are rolling right now, and that’s an understatement. With more than 120 points scored in the past two games, and less than seven points allowed, the team is the definition of dominating right now. But with strong performances come lofty expectations, and those expectations will be in the clouds now that OSU will be in the playoff hunt. OSU coach Urban Meyer is confident in his players ability, and is ready to see how they do the rest of the season.“We’re going to find out now but our offensive line is playing much better in the last two weeks, and we know exactly what’s coming down the road,” he said.The fan base will be hungry for more blowouts, and the toughest test of the year lies ahead for the Buckeyes.Offense no longer an issue1,171 yards in two weeks is an impressive mark for the Buckeyes’ offense. After floundering against Penn State and Northwestern, the offense has been on fire in consecutive weeks. Redshirt junior quarterback J.T. Barrett has been smooth and solid, and junior H-back Curtis Samuel is filling into his Swiss Army Knife role. Meanwhile, the offensive line has given up just two sacks in as many weeks.“I think the main thing is go hard in practice and come out here and execute and just try to play our best ball in November … that’s where the season really hangs your hat on, those November games,” Barrett said. “So we try to do our best in those games.”The offense is firing on all cylinders at all the right times for the Buckeyes, and no longer will OSU have to worry about a stagnant offense.It gets worse for RutgersThings are just not going in the right direction for Chris Ash and the Scarlet Knights. Ash is 2-8 in his first season at the helm, and remains winless in the conference.What makes everything worse for Rutgers is the fact the rest of the year will be no smoother, as the team faces a top-10 Penn State squad and Maryland.The Terrapins were just demolished by OSU, so why should Rutgers worry?This week, Michigan State dominated the Scarlet Knights 49-0. Earlier this year, the Spartans dropped a 28-17 contest in College Park, which is exactly where Rutgers faces Maryland in two weeks.It’s still early in Ash’s tenure as coach, but things are not looking great in New Jersey.Binjimen Victor can be a threat down the fieldThe freshman has been seeing more and more playing time in November, and has presented himself as an over-the-top threat. Last week, Victor was close to having his first touchdown reception, but could not hang on and get his foot down in the back of the end zone. This week, Victor stutter-stepped in front of Maryland sophomore cornerback J.C. Jackson at the line of scrimmage and broke free on the inside of Jackson. Victor got the inside shoulder and a step on his defender, and redshirt freshman quarterback Joe Burrow delivered a crisp pass.Even though he was interfered with on the play, Victor pulled it in for his first score of both the season and his career. Meyer said going Victor’s way in the redzone has been a part of the plan for a while now.“I think Bin Victor, we’ve been dying to get him the ball,” he said. “His wingspan, he’s really a good player. He’s starting to learn the high level of football, the speed that’s required and understand the offense.”It was initially thought that Victor would not make much of a mark this year due to his relatively skinny frame (6-foot-4, 185 pounds), but the Buckeyes might have found their downfield target for the remainder of the season.Opening drive dilemma a thing of the pastFor weeks, OSU could not find a way to score on the opening drives. Marred by turnovers, missed opportunities and a lack of touchdowns, the last three weeks have resulted in three touchdowns on the team’s opening drives.In the previous seven games, OSU scored just three points on the initial drives.With a defense that has allowed just 26 points over the course of the last three games, getting out to an early lead foreshadows an OSU win.“I felt like the offense was flowing well,” Samuel said. “First half, everything was really going our way, execution was high, everything was going great.”The OSU offense will be looking to capitalize on the first drive for an early lead again next week. And with the way Michigan State has played this season, don’t be surprised if the Buckeyes can open up their next game with yet another touchdown.
LeBron James might be 48 minutes from free agency.Technically, he’ll have to officially reject the player option on his contract, but that’s been a forgone conclusion since he signed his current contract three years ago.But one loss, in Game 6 in front of what will surely be a raucous crowd at the Boston Garden, and the Cleveland Cavaliers will no longer have a leash on the league MVP.That statement alone sparks an adrenaline rush in Cavs fans, shivers creeping down their backs.Unfortunately for them, it hasn’t had the same effect on their beloved team and superstar.Urgency. It’s a word that applies to all facets of life, whether it’s taking an ill relative to the emergency room, cramming the night before an exam or playing with fire in a game that could swing a postseason series in one team’s favor and also send the best player in the NBA bolting the city for another market.The Cavs played with as much passion and tenacity in Game 5 as the elderly do on bingo night.That lack of fire starts with one person who needs to set the Garden ablaze in Game 6: LeBron.It’s LeBron’s Cleveland clock ticking toward zero. No one is more aware of the chance that he won’t be sporting wine and gold two months from now.But forecasting July’s events should wait until after the postseason.LeBron might never have a supporting cast as talented as the one that serves him now.Sure, Mike Brown makes unjustifiable substitutions, can’t decide on a rotation and has been severely outcoached by Doc Rivers.But The King’s drama-queen persona has placed LeBron on a pedestal, high above his coach on the Cavs’ totem pole. It’s LeBron’s team. He, not the coach, is the leader.If the Cavs can’t stop the bleeding tonight, Brown will probably lose his job. But make no mistake about it — owner Dan Gilbert, GM Danny Ferry and just about every Cleveland fan will throw themselves at King James between then and July 1.The Celtics have earned recognition as the gritty, veteran group that “knows how to win.”But the Cavs play a number of seasoned veterans as well. Shaquille O’Neal has more rings (four) than the Celtics’ vaunted “Big Three” of Kevin Garnett, Ray Allen and Paul Pierce has combined (three). LeBron, Brown and several other Cavs reached the NBA Finals a mere three years ago.However, it’s the mindsets of the two teams that has one side exceeding expectations and the other on the brink of a city-wide Armageddon, the largest, most catastrophic meltdown since Chernobyl.The Celtics have summoned the swagger that pushed them to a championship 23 months ago. The Cavs strolled the floor at The Q Tuesday night boasting an undeserved sense of entitlement, as if even a subpar effort would do the job.Does LeBron care more about marketing his services to the most attractive suitor in two months than he does about winning postseason games that aid in defining his basketball legacy? His passive, uninspired play in Game 5 favors the former.LeBron’s actions and mannerisms rub off on his teammates more than any player in the league. His teammates take part in his intricate handshake routines, they join him in dancing away the fourth quarters of blowouts and they model their on-court resolve after their fearless leader. The ineffectiveness and timidness displayed by Mo Williams, Delonte West, Antawn Jamison and others are as much a reflection on LeBron as they are on the individuals themselves.If LeBron was a movie director, then Game 5 was his Blair Witch Project (although for Clevelanders, it was actually scary).After a scoreless first half, LeBron continued his submissive approach after intermission. His first basket — a soft dunk off of a cherry-picked fast break midway through the third quarter — epitomized his lackluster effort.And LeBron’s post-game demeanor didn’t exactly offer any hope to Cavs fans searching for a killer instinct somewhere within his 6-foot-8-inch, 260-pound frame.“I spoil a lot of people with my play,” he said. “When you have three bad games in seven years, it’s easy to point them out.”In other words, “Cleveland, appreciate what I’ve brought you, not what I haven’t brought you.”As the adage goes, “You don’t know what you have until it’s gone.” But Clevelanders don’t have to wait until LeBron departs to know what they don’t have — a championship team that actually lives up to haughty expectations.“I put a lot of pressure on myself to be out there and be the best player on the court, and when I’m not I feel bad for myself because I’m not going out there and doing the things I can do,” he said. “But I don’t hang my head low or make any excuses about anything that may be going on, because that’s not the type of player or person I am.”Not exactly the fired-up, PO’ed attitude we expect elite talents to convey after monumental defeats.This loss didn’t officially end the series, but LeBron’s actions and words suggest that the end of an era might be just around the corner.Entering Game 5, the general consensus indicated that LeBron would likely stay in Cleveland, where he starred on a perennial championship-caliber team with a spend-happy owner.After one, landscape-altering performance, that conjecture has taken a 180.That dramatic switch is all on LeBron. And maybe that’s the way he prefers it.But if Michael Jordan had trailed at halftime of a must-win game on his home court, he would have taken it upon himself to motivate his troops and embrace his role as pilot.Instead, LeBron is driving the Cavs’ plane into the ground.There’s still a small amount of time to re-route it onto its expected path. The city of Cleveland anticipates a crash landing. But if the plane goes down, LeBron, the pilot, could be the lone survivor.
Mattia Caldara who is on the verge of joining Milan is ‘happy’ and ‘excited’ at the plan of forming a defensive partnership with Alessio Romagnoli.We had reported earlier that the 24-year-old has arrived in Milan in attempt to completing his transfer to the Rossoneri from Juventus. In a brief airport exchange with reporters, the former Atalanta loanee said he has already spoken to Diavolo Coach Gennaro Gattuso.“I’m happy to be here. I’ve already spoken to Gattuso and with some of my ex-teammates at Atalanta,” Caldara told reporters as quoted in Football Italia.“The number of my shirt? I still need to think about it.”Serie A Betting: Match-day 3 Stuart Heath – September 14, 2019 Considering there is a number of perfect starts so early in the Serie A season, as well as a few surprisingly not-so perfect ones….Caldara when finally signed to Milan will form a partnership with Romagnoli as they are widely seen as two of Italian football’s great young defenders.“Pairing up with Romagnoli will be exciting,” he added.The centre-back is currently undergoing medical at Milan’s Madonnina clinic before he will finally be officially unveiled as a Rossoneri player.He will be with Gonzalo Higuain in making the move from Turin to San Siro, with Leonardo Bonucci moving in the opposite direction.
Facebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsApp Facebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsAppFOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE31 MARCH 2015ON THE PASSING OF SANDRA EDGECOMBEI am deeply saddened to learn of the passing of Sandra Edgecombe, the Deputy Director of Education in Freeport, Grand Bahama. This is shocking news. It is hard to absorb. She was a friend and a traveler in the journey of the progressive movement. She brought her love of life and of The Bahamas and its people to all that she did. She was the daughter in law of my late mentor in Parliament Frank Edgecombe. I worked with her on policy issues even when I served in Opposition and gained great respect for her talents and her even handedness. She was a beloved fixture of the Grand Bahama scene. She will be sorely missed. I extend to her husband Godfrey and their family my deepest condolences on her passing. It only goes to remember, we never know the day or the hour so we must be ready. May she rest in peace. Recommended for you Lighthouse Pointe at Grand Lucayan on Grand Bahama Island Reopens Bahamas Govt bids to buy Lucayan Strip resorts, PM Minnis tours site Related Items:freeport, grand bahama, SANDRA EDGECOMBE Freeport Man Killed in ‘The Ghetto’, Homicide Count Now At 100