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Woman killed during gender reveal party mishap

first_imgAuthorities in Iowa are reporting that a 56-year-old woman was killed during a mishap at a gender reveal party.The incident occurred Saturday around 4:00 pm in rural Knoxville, Iowa.Police say they were called to the home after a person was injured in an explosion:“It was reported that a female had been seriously injured in the explosion,” police said in a press release. “Local Fire departments, emergency medical services, and law enforcement responded to the scene where a 56-year-old female was pronounced deceased on scene.”Investigators found that the woman had been hit by a piece of shrapnel as a direct result of the method used during the gender reveal.No other details about the incident including the victim’s identity, are currently available.last_img read more

EHS to hold winter sports information meeting Wednesday

first_imgELLSWORTH — Ellsworth High School is scheduled to hold its annual winter sports meeting next Wednesday, Nov. 14.Ellsworth will be offering basketball, competition cheerleading, indoor track, swimming and wrestling this winter season. All athletes interested in participating in those sports are required to attend the meet with a parent or guardian.Practices for the winter sports season are scheduled to begin Nov. 19. Schools are eligible to hold the first countable meets and matches Dec. 7, though no cheer competitions will be held until January.The meeting is scheduled to begin at 6 p.m. and will be held in the school’s Katsiaficas Gymnasium. For more information, contact Athletic Director Josh Frost via email at or via phone at 667-4722.This is placeholder textThis is placeholder textlast_img read more

Update on the latest sports

first_img— Mark Stone scored the go-ahead goal on a deflection with under 7 minutes left, and the Vegas Golden Knights took a big step toward clinching the top seed in the Western Conference by beating the St. Louis Blues 6-4 in round-robin play. Vegas would be the West’s No. 1 seed with a win against Colorado on Saturday. NFL-OPT OUTS66 players opt out of NFL season due to coronavirus pandemicUNDATED (AP) — A total of 66 players have opted out of the 2020 NFL season due to the coronavirus pandemic, nearly half of them linemen.Twenty offensive linemen and 11 on defense opted out before Thursday’s deadline. Players with a medical opt out will receive a $350,000 stipend, whole those voluntarily opting out receive $150,000 as an advance against future salaries. — Penn State All-American Micah Parsons is opting out of the 2020 season because of concerns about COVID-19. The junior linebacker will be eligible to enter the 2021 NFL draft and is already expected to be high first-round selection.— Penn State says it’s not expecting to have fans at home football games this season, a decision that will cost the schools millions in revenue. Penn State has one of the largest stadiums in the country, holding more than 107,000 fans for big games. — BYU will play at Navy on Labor Day night in a matchup of teams that had openers against traditional rivals canceled as Power Five leagues rearranged their schedules. The Cougars were originally slated to open their season on Sept. 3 at Utah, but the Pac-12 has gone to a conference-only schedule to deal with the coronavirus pandemic. — Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis is pushing to get the annual football game between Florida State and the University of Florida rescheduled. He said Thursday that keeping the famed rivalry going will be good for the state. The two schools have played each other every year since 1958— Ohio State is opening preseason training camp with strict coronavirus precautions in place and uncertainty about the coming season. The Buckeyes are scheduled to play a 10-game season against all Big Ten opponents starting Sept. 3. However, the season may still be canceled. Lillard was 11 for 18 from 3-point range, plus had 12 assists for Portland. The Blazers closed to within a half-game of Memphis in the race for eighth in the West. Michael Porter Jr. scored 27 points and grabbed 12 rebounds for Denver, which remained in the West’s No. 3 spot. In other Thursday NBA action:— Despite not having Russell Westbrook, the Houston Rockets beat the Los Angeles Lakers 113-97 Thursday. The Lakers were without LeBron James. James Harden outpaced everyone with 39 points. Anthony Davis had 17 for L.A. The Rockets, who had 21 3-pointers, are 3-1 since the restart. The Lakers are 2-3.— Bogdan Bogdanovic (BOY’-ahn bahg-DAH’-noh-vich) scored a career-high 35 points to help the Sacramento Kings beat the New Orleans Pelicans 140-125. De’Aaron Fox had 30 points and 10 assists and Harrison Barnes added 22 points for the Kings, who got their first win in four tries since the restart. Zion Williamson and Brandon Ingram each scored 24 points for the Pelicans. Both teams are chasing a spot in the Western Conference playoffs. —Giannis Antetokounmpo and Khris Middleton scored 33 points each, and the Milwaukee Bucks overcame a huge early deficit to get a 130-116 win over the Miami Heat on Thursday to clinch the top seed in the Eastern Conference. The Heat led by as many as 23 points in a first half where the team piled up 73 points despite playing without Jimmy Butler and Goran Dragic. — Kawhi Leonard scored 29 points to help the Los Angeles Clippers defeat the Dallas Mavericks 126-111. Paul George scored 24 points and Ivica Zubac added 21 points on 10-for-10 shooting and 15 rebounds for the Clippers, who strengthened their hold on the No. 2 spot in the Western Conference standings. Kristaps Porzingis scored 30 points and Luka Doncic added 29 for Dallas, which fell to 1-3 in the restart. — Deandre Ayton had 23 points and 10 rebounds, and the Phoenix Suns continued their improbable run in the NBA bubble with their fourth straight win 114-99 over the Indiana Pacers on Thursday. Devin Booker added 20 points and 10 assists and Cameron Johnson had 14 points and 12 rebounds as the Suns pulled away with a 21-0 run that began late in the third quarter and carried over into the fourth. MLB-SCHEDULE-RANGERS-ATHLETICSOlson homers, Fiers gets 1st win as A’s sweep RangersOAKLAND, Calif. (AP) — The Oakland Athletics are on a roll with the rival Houston Astros coming to town at last. TV-OLYMPIANS-DEPRESSIONPhelps, Ohno open up about suicide, depression in new docLOS ANGELES (AP) — Olympians including Michael Phelps, Apolo Anton Ohno, Jeremy Bloom, Shaun White, Lolo Jones and Sasha Cohen are opening up about their mental health struggles in a new sobering documentary about suicide and depression among the world’s greatest athletes. Many of the athletes are sharing their pain for the first time in HBO’s “The Weight of Gold,” which aims to expose the problem, incite change among Olympics leadership and help others experiencing similar issues feel less alone. Phelps is a co-executive producer of the documentary. He says the need for change is what drove him to speak up. Phelps said the first step is “treating people like humans” instead of products.VIRUS OUTBREAK-CONGRESS —Kevin Newman’s pinch-hit two-run single with one out in the bottom of the ninth lifted the Pittsburgh Pirates to a 6-5 victory over the Minnesota Twins. Newman ended Pittsburgh’s seven-game losing streak. Gregory Polanco added a three-run home run for the Pirates. Miguel Sano hit a three-run shot for the Twins. NHL-PLAYOFFS-FLYERS-CAPITALSLaughton scores twice to lead Flyers past Capitals 3-1TORONTO (AP) — Scott Laughton scored two goals and Travis Sanheim added one to lead the Philadelphia Flyers to a 3-1 win over the Washington Capitals on Thursday. The Flyers play Tampa Bay on Saturday and the winner will earn the top seed in the East. Kevin Hayes had three assists for the Flyers. Brian Elliott stopped 16 shots to keep the Flyers. Travis Boyd scored for the Capitals. In other Thursday ice action: August 7, 2020 Matt Olson homered to back Mike Fiers’ first win of the season and the A’s beat the Texas Rangers 6-4 on Thursday for their sixth straight victory and a series sweep.Khris Davis added a two-run single, Mark Canha had an RBI single and Stephen Piscotty a sacrifice fly as the balanced, first-place A’s won again with Houston on its way. Anderson Tejeda hit a two-run homer in his major league debut, chasing Fiers (1-0) in the seventh inning and pulling the Rangers within 5-4. Oakland’s Sean Murphy countered with an RBI single in the bottom of the inning.Houston would have played its first road game of the season at Oakland in late March before this season was delayed by the coronavirus.In other Thursday MLB action:— J.T. Realmuto hit a three-run homer, Hector Neris struck out Aaron Judge in a big spot and the Philadelphia Phillies beat the New York Yankees 5-4. Phillies starter Zach Eflin allowed two unearned runs and four hits, striking out five in four innings in his first start. A beleaguered bullpen surrendered two runs the rest of the way on Gary Sanchez’s two-run homer off Nick Pivetta. No team has come close to New England in losing players for the upcoming season, which begins Sept. 10 with Houston at Super Bowl champion Kansas City. The Patriots, already minus several stars who left in free agency — including, of course, Tom Brady to Tampa Bay — saw eight opt outs: running back Brandon Bolden, offensive tackle Marcus Cannon, safety Patrick Chung, linebacker Dont’a Hightower, tight end Matt LaCosse, wide receiver Marqise Lee, offensive lineman Najee Toran and fullback Dan Vitale. Hightower, Cannon and Chung were key contributors in recent seasons.In other NFL news:—The Green Bay Packers say they won’t have any fans for at least their first two home games this season due to the coronavirus pandemic. That means there won’t be any spectators for their Sept. 20 game with the Detroit Lions and their Oct. 5 Monday night game with the Atlanta Falcons. Green Bay’s third home game is Nov. 1 against the Minnesota Vikings. Packers officials say any decision on whether to admit fans for that game would depend on the status of the pandemic at that time.—The New Orleans Saints have placed two players on their COVID-19 reserve list. Second-year linebacker Kaden Ellis and veteran long snapper Zach Wood are the first two Saints players to receive the designation since players began reporting to team headquarters early last week. The designation means the players had a positive or must isolate because of potential exposure.—A judge in Colorado has agreed to push the Denver Broncos ownership trial to next year because of the coronavirus pandemic. The case had been scheduled to be heard Sept. 1 before but that would have required the sides to participate via videoconference. The case pits the two eldest daughters of late owner Pat Bowlen and the three trustees who have run the team for the last seven years. Associated Press center_img — Two sons of pro football Hall of Famer Ray Lewis have announced on social media they will transfer to play at Kentucky. Rayshad and Rahsaan Lewis announced their decisions on verified Twitter accounts. NASCAR-GIBBS-JONES RELEASEDErik Jones won’t return to Joe Gibbs Racing in 2021 CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) — Erik Jones won’t return to Joe Gibbs Racing next season, ending his time with one of NASCAR’s top teams after three Cup seasons but several years in Gibbs’ driver development program. The 24-year-old was discovered by reigning Cup Series champion Kyle Busch when Jones beat Busch in the Snowball Derby late model race in 2012. Jones was 16 at the time and the victory opened the door for Jones’ rapid rise into NASCAR’s national series. Update on the latest sports —Nick Markakis capped his first start of the season with a game-ending home run in the ninth inning that lifted the Atlanta Braves to a 4-3 win over the Toronto Blue Jays. Markakis lined the one-out homer off Wilmer Font that carried into the restaurant behind the right-field stands. Markakis opted out at the start of the season due to concerns about the coronavirus pandemic before changing his mind and returning to the team.—Shohei Ohtani homered in his first plate appearance since being shut down as a pitcher, Dylan Bundy struck out 10 in the third complete game of his career and the Los Angeles Angels beat the Seattle Mariners 6-1. Ohtani drove a 1-0 pitch from Seattle starter Taijuan Walker to the opposite field just beyond the leap of left fielder Dee Gordon leading off the second inning. It was Ohtani’s third home run of the season, all coming against the Mariners. —José Ramírez homered from both sides of the plate and drove in four runs, and the Cleveland Indians routed the Cincinnati Reds 13-0. Ramírez hit a solo drive batting from the left side against Luis Castillo in the first inning. He connected again during Cleveland’s 10-run seventh, belting a two-run drive off left-hander Cody Reed. According to STATS, Ramirez is the first player in major league history to homer from both sides of the plate within his team’s first 15 games of the season.—Daniel Murphy hit a two-run, pinch-homer during a five-run seventh inning to lead the Colorado Rockies over the San Francisco Giants 6-4. Trevor Story and Charlie Blackmon also homered for the Rockies to spoil Tyler Anderson’s return to Coors Field. Anderson was Colorado’s opening day starter in 2019, but knee surgery in June ended his season after going 0-3 with an 11.76 ERA. The Giants picked him up off waivers in October.—Whit Merrifield, Maikel Franco and Jorge Soler homered, and the Kansas City Royals stopped a six-game slide with a 13-2 victory over the Chicago Cubs. Soler and Salvador Pérez each had three hits and two RBIs, helping Brad Keller to the win in his first major league appearance in nearly a year. Texas Tech women’s coach fired one day after report of abuseLUBBOCK, Texas (AP) —Texas Tech has fired women’s basketball coach Marlene Stollings. The decision comes a day after a scathing newspaper report alleging a culture of abuse in her program. Athletic director Kirby Hocutt said in the USA Today story he thought progress was being made in communication in the program. But he fired Stollings after two days of meetings with players. Players made claims of demeaning and threatening comments from coaches and staff members in season-ending exit interview over both of Stollings’ seasons at Texas Tech. COLLEGE FOOTBALL-NEWSNotre Dame opens ACC play against Duke, won’t play NavyUNDATED (AP) — Notre Dame opens its season as an Atlantic Coast Conference football member against visiting Duke on Sept. 12. But the Fighting Irish won’t face Navy for the first time in more than nine decades as part of the ACC’s reconfigured schedule due to the coronavirus pandemic. The league has set up a 10-game conference schedule that includes a nonconference game, though that game must be played in the member school’s home state. The Fighting Irish and Midshipmen had been scheduled to play for the 94th straight year.In other college football news:— Miami star defensive end Gregory Rousseau has opted out of this college football season. He was second in the nation with 15.5 sacks last season. Rousseau would have been a third-year sophomore and is eligible to enter the NFL draft next year. TENNIS-US OPEN-WILD CARDSPast champions Clijsters, Murray get US Open wild cardsNEW YORK (AP) — Past U.S. Open champions Kim Clijsters (KLY’-sturz) and Andy Murray received wild-card invitations for the Grand Slam tournament Thursday.Clijsters is a four-time major champion and former No. 1 who came out of retirement this year after already being elected to the International Tennis Hall of Fame. The U.S. Open — which she won in 2005, 2009 and 2010 — would mark the 37-year-old Belgian’s first Grand Slam appearance since a second-round loss at Flushing Meadows in 2012.Murray, a 33-year-old from Britain who also has been ranked No. 1, won the first of his three Grand Slam titles at the 2012 U.S. Open. He is working his way back from two hip operations. The U.S. Open is scheduled to start Aug. 31 without spectators. Share This StoryFacebookTwitteremailPrintLinkedinRedditNBA SCHEDULE-TRAIL BLAZERS-NUGGETSLillard’s 11 3′s lift rising Portland past Denver, 125-115LAKE BUENA VISTA, Fla. (AP) —Damian Lillard tied his franchise record with 11 3-pointers and scored 45 points, and the Portland Trail Blazers moved closer to the No. 8 spot in the Western Conference by beating the Denver Nuggets 125-115 Thursday night. PGA CHAMPIONSHPJason Day leads PGA as Koepka continues to be a major forceSAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Jason Day’s name hasn’t been on the leaderboard lately in the majors. Brooks Koepka’s is there all the time. Day opened the the PGA Championship with a bogey-free round of 5-under 65 at the TPC Harding Park. Right behind was Koepka, going after a third straight PGA Championship title. No one has ever won this major three straight times in stroke play. And only six players in history have won the same major three straight times. Koepka had six birdies and was among those at 66. Tiger Woods had a new putter and opened with a 68.Bulked-up Bryson DeChambeau, the longest driver on tour, broke his driver, which he has nicknamed “the Kraken.” It cracked when he bent over to pick up his tee, the club snapped under him. His support team fetched another shaft.last_img read more

Origins: Editors lay foundation for campus news outlet

first_imgHistoric American newspapers, such as The New York Times, the Los Angeles Times and the Washington Post, have all passed the 100-year mark. As of Sunday, the Daily Trojan joined the club.The first issue of the DT, then called The Daily Southern Californian, was published Sept. 16, 1912, after W.R. “Ralph” La Porte, the first student editor of the paper, persuaded university President George Finley Bovard to give USC a student newspaper. Subscriptions to the paper originally cost $1.75.Daily Trojan ArchivesTypical articles in the first editions of the paper included announcements of tryouts for the USC rugby team and accounts of the school’s and city’s thriving social scene. But since its inception, the DT has documented history locally and nationally. The paper even landed an exclusive interview with President Richard Nixon — the first interview granted after Nixon’s resignation from public office. And when Los Angeles was rocked by riots in 1992, the DT reported in the midst of the events that took place so close to campus.In 1915, the newspaper dropped “daily” from its name, after it began publishing only four days a week, until 1925, when it returned to daily production and its title changed to the Daily Trojan.Soon after switching to a five-day publishing schedule, the DT began to look more extensively beyond campus for news.Professor Joe Saltzman, DT editor in chief from 1960 to 1961, recalled the DT competing with major newspapers such as the Los Angeles Times for circulation and said it was not uncommon for stories from the USC paper to wind up in larger publications.“We became minor celebrities and the excitement of seeing your story appear in a major metropolitan newspaper when you were a junior or a senior is one of my favorite memories,” Saltzman said of his time at the DT.Daily Trojan ArchivesOne of these occasions occurred when President Franklin D. Roosevelt visited USC in 1935.Roosevelt received an honorary doctorate from the university. Crippled by polio, Roosevelt arrived at Bovard Auditorium in an open car and stood on the steps to receive his honorary doctorate. USC President Rufus B. Von KleinSmid was reportedly enraged at DT Editor in Chief Cecil Carle because of the story’s headline: “FDR Receives Drive-In Degree.”Carle later told Roosevelt about the debacle when he was working on the president’s White House press staff. According to Carle, Roosevelt found the incident amusing and kept a framed copy of the article on his wall.Roosevelt wasn’t the only president to be featured in the paper: Richard Nixon, in April 1975, granted former Editor in Chief Kari Granville an interview.“He was sweating,” Granville said of Nixon. When Granville sat down with Nixon after a Board of Trustees meeting, she became the first journalist in the country to interview the president after he stepped down from office.The DT again played a historic role when the L.A. riots broke out around campus in 1992.Daily Trojan ArchivesThough the newspaper staff had already finished its regular printing schedule for the semester, the students chose to print a special edition of the paper. Mona Cravens, the director of USC Student Publications, said the newspaper staff members felt obligated to keep their peers informed of the progression of the riots, and how the riots affected USC, as part of their duties as journalists.“This was their means of communicating with students, how exams would be made up, whatever,” Cravens said. “So it was extremely critical that there be a Daily Trojan to communicate that.”Two years later, the 1994 Northridge earthquake put the staff in a similar situation. When Cravens unlocked the door of the newsroom, she found the ceiling had collapsed on top of the computers. Fortunately, the system still worked and the students put out a regular edition of the paper.“You just do what you can. We would have put a paper out that day if we had to go somewhere else to typeset,” Cravens said. “We would have found a way.”A function of the bigger format of the early DT newspapers, as well as the journalism industry at that time, was that the DT was often taken much more seriously.“The power of the college newspaper in the late 1950s and 1960s was far greater than it is today,” Saltzman said.Daily Trojan ArchivesIn recent years, the paper has shifted to a smaller format. USC Archivist Claude Zachary said this has come at a cost.“The thing that I’ve noticed, [which] I guess is just indicative of budgetary concerns or whatever, is the older Daily Trojans back in the ’30s, ’40s, ’50s, ’60s seem to have a lot more news,” Zachary said. “It was bigger format for one thing.”Though the paper has gone through many changes over the years, Zachary said the original purpose of the DT has remained the same.“It’s always been a teaching tool for journalism students as well as [for] presenting news and community service to the student body and the whole Trojan community for that matter,” Zachary said.Saltzman said, during his tenure, staff members were very conscious of the paper’s history.“The editors before us had become quite famous in the field, working at some of the best newspapers in the country, and we tried very hard to follow in their footsteps,” Saltzman said.last_img read more

Joseph reprimanded for breaching ICC code of conduct

first_imgWest Indies fast bowler Alzarri Joseph has been reprimanded and handed one demerit point after being found guilty of a Level 1 breach of the ICC Code of Conduct for Players and Player Support Personnel during Wednesday’s ODI against Bangladesh.The 21-year-old Joseph received an official reprimand following his actions towards Bangladeshi opening batsman Anamul Haque in the second ODI in Guyana which the Windies won by three runs.After dismissing Haque in the third over, Joseph gestured the opener back to the dressing room.He was found to have violated Article 2.1.7 of the code which relates to “using language, actions or gestures which disparage or which could provoke an aggressive reaction from a batsman upon his/her dismissal during an international match”.The charge was levelled by on-field umpires Richard Illingworth and Gregory Brathwaite, third umpire S Ravi, as well as fourth umpire Joel Wilson.After the match, Joseph admitted to the offence and accepted the sanction proposed by Chris Broad of the Emirates Elite Panel of ICC Match Referees and, as such, there was no need for a formal hearing.Level 1 breaches carry a minimum penalty of an official reprimand, a maximum penalty of 50 per cent of a player’s match fee, and one or two demerit points.last_img read more

Poverty simulation opens eyes of Alpena High School students

first_imgAddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to FacebookFacebookShare to TwitterTwitterShare to MoreAddThisALPENA, Mich.,—Poverty is a realty many families and individuals face everyday. Just alone in Alpena, 21% of families are in poverty, according to the U.S. census bureau. By creating a simulation, students at Alpena High School educated themselves on the reality.Officials from health agencies, the police department, department of health and human services and more came out to assist students on poverty awareness. The idea of the simulation is to increase their understanding and transform their perceptions of those living in poverty.Students role–played as impoverished adults and the challenges they may face.Associate professor, Katie Reck from Central Michigan University says, “poverty does not discriminate against anyone and children are Michigan’s largest impoverished population.”Want to see more local news? Visit WBKB 11 News Website.Stay in touch with us anytime, anywhere.AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to FacebookFacebookShare to TwitterTwitterShare to MoreAddThisContinue ReadingPrevious Possible cause determined in Habitat for Humanity fireNext Senator Gary Peters announces $9 million bonus for the Great Lakes Restoration Initiativelast_img read more

Techiman City set sights on Premiership survival

first_imgTechiman City Football Club’s first target for the upcoming season will be to avoid relegation, according to the club’s President Mr. Charles Kwadwo Ntim.The Techiman side sealed qualification to join next season’s elite division but their participation is in doubt following a case of bribery and match fixing brought against them.However, the President believes nothing can stop them from playing in next season’s premier league and have already set sights on surviving in their first year.“We are not going to win the league but fight until the end of the season. I am not going to say that we are going to challenge for the title, however, what we want is to be competitive and see how high we can finish on the table,” Charles Ntim told Asempa Sports.“Anybody who knows Ohene Amenyaw Park knows it is very difficult for clubs to come here and pick even a point and Techiman City will maintain that record with support from the people of Techiman.”Charles Ntim’s side have already clinched a mouthwatering sponsorship deal worth $350,000 with local oil company Nasona Oil. “This sponsorship from Nasona will go a long way.”“This will alleviate the financial burden on the club and also motivate the players ahead of the Ghana premier league.”“We promise to give Nasona all the necessary attention and mileage they deserve”, Charles Kwadwo Ntim assured.Techiman City are yet to beef up the squad who qualified for the premiership but Ntim has urged fans to be patient as his side undertake strategic signings.“We are doing a strategic signings .We want to have a settled and competitive team.”– Follow Joy Sports on Twitter: @Joy997FM. Our hashtag is #JoySportslast_img read more

Today’s Daily Fantasy Baseball Rankings: Best starting pitchers, streamers for Friday, June 7

first_imgWatch ChangeUp, a new MLB live whip-around show on DAZNAs far as values, Brandon Woodruff (vs. Pirates) seems far too cheap, especially on DK, and Tyler Mahle (@ Phillies) isn’t a bad boom-or-bust tournament option. Marcus Stroman (vs. D-backs) is also underpriced. Both Michael Pineda (@ Tigers) and Merrill Kelly (vs. Blue Jays) are in great spots matchup-wise and dirt cheap (at least on FD for Kelly), but you know both carry risk. We’re gearing up for a 14-game main MLB DFS slate on Friday night, and the pitching options are strong, at least at the very top. There are a couple strong value sleepers who will likely be popular as SP2s on DraftKings, but chancesa re you’ll see many pay up for one of the top aces on FanDuel. Either way, our daily rankings can help point you in the right direction.The top five in our rankings — who also happen to be five of the most expensive SPs on eithe site — should all be highly owned. There is one obvious fade on the slate, though, and that’s Matthew Boyd (vs. Twins). Boyd is priced as the SP5 on FD and SP4 on DK, and he’s facing a brutal matchup. Boyd has the stuff to still pay off, so being contrarian with him in GPPs isn’t a bad strategy, but clearly you’re not getting any breaks here. There does not appear to be any weather issues at all tonight, but check the Fantasy Alarm Weather Center closer to lineup lock for the latest reports.MORE FRIDAY MLB: DFS picks | Betting picksToday’s Daily Fantasy Baseball Pitcher Rankings: Friday, June 7RankPitcherTeamOpponentOpp. wRC+ vs. LHP (rank)Opp. wRC+ vs. RHP (rank)FDDK1Gerrit ColeAstrosvs. OriolesN/A83 (24th)$11,200$12,2002Clayton KershawDodgers@ Giants66 (30th)N/A$10,700$11,2003Jacob deGromMetsvs. RockiesN/A87 (21st)$10,300$9,4004Mike SorokaBraves@ MarlinsN/A79 (T-27th)$10,800$11,6005Domingo GermanYankees@ IndiansN/A82 (T-25th)$8,100$9,5006Brandon WoodruffBrewersvs. PiratesN/A96 (16th)$8,600$7,8007Cole HamelsCubsvs. Cardinals100 (T-12th)N/A$7,900N/A8Tyler MahleReds@ PhilliesN/A93 (T-18th)$7,600$7,3009Lance LynnRangersvs. A’sN/A95 (17th)$9,600$9,70010Marcus StromanBlue Jaysvs. D-backsN/A86 (22nd)$7,400$8,20011Matthew BoydTigersvs. Twins130 (2nd)N/A$10,100$10,40012Michael PinedaTwins@ TigersN/A73 (30th)$7,500$6,40013Merrill KellyD-backs@ Blue JaysN/A78 (29th)$7,200$8,40014Zach EflinPhilliesvs. RedsN/A82 (T-25th)$8,300$8,70015Yonny ChirinosRays@ Red SoxN/A108 (T-9th)$6,500$8,10016Marco GonzalesMariners@ Angels96 (15th)N/A$6,300$6,90017Andrew HeaneyAngelsvs. Mariners109 (7th)N/A$9,400$9,20018Miles MikolasCardinals@ CubsN/A109 (T-7th)$7,700N/A19Zach PlesacIndiansvs. YankeesN/A114 (T-4th)$7,000$7,00020Erick FeddeNationals@ PadresN/A88 (20th)$5,800$8,00021Rick PorcelloRed Soxvs. RaysN/A114 (T-4th)$7,500$7,10022Antonio SenzatelaRockies@ MetsN/A98 (T-12th)$6,400$6,50023Homer BaileyRoyalsvs. White SoxN/A93 (T-18th)$6,000$4,50024Brett AndersonA’s@ Rangers86 (23rd)N/A$6,200$6,00025Nick MargeviciusPadresvs. Nationals121 (4th)N/A$5,900$6,30026Ivan NovaWhite Sox@ RoyalsN/A98 (T-12th)$6,800$5,00027Jose UrenaMarlinsvs. BravesN/A97 (T-14th)$7,300$7,50028Drew PomeranzGiantsvs. Dodgers109 (7th)N/A$6,100$6,70029Rookie DavisPirates@ BrewersN/A100 (11th)$5,500$5,70030Gabriel YnoaOrioles@ AstrosN/A119 (T-2nd)$5,600$4,800wRC+ is defined by Fangraphs as “[measuring] how a player’s wRC compares with league average after controlling for park effects. League average for position players is 100, and every point above 100 is a percentage point above league average. For example, a 125 wRC+ means a player created 25% more runs than a league average hitter would have in the same number of plate appearances. Similarly, every point below 100 is a percentage point below league average, so a 80 wRC+ means a player created 20% fewer runs than league average.” For more on the stat, click here.last_img read more

Gervonta Davis demolishes Ricardo Nunez by second-round TKO, calls out Tevin Farmer

first_imgGervonta Davis had two artists — Casanova and Lil Baby — walk him out to the ring in front of a raucous crowd of 14,686 at Royal Farms Arena in Baltimore for his homecoming fight Saturday.After that, “Tank” only needed two rounds to defeat Ricardo Nunez by TKO, retain his WBA super featherweight title and bring his knockout streak to 13 fights. First knockout in five years for @gamboa , as he sends @Romancito77 to the canvas for the second time in round 2. #GamboaMartinez | #DavisNunez— SHOWTIME Boxing (@ShowtimeBoxing) July 28, 2019The Cuban fighter already wanted a shot at Gervonta Davis heading into this bout, and this performance will certainly inch him closer to that — especially if negotiations between Davis and Farmer stall or fall flat.Ladarius Miller wins controversial split decision (96-93, 96-93, 95-94) over Jezreel CorralesA bitter loss to swallow for Corrales, who was controversially deducted a point in the 10th round, paving the way for Miller to win a razor-thin split decision. The point was deducted when the fighters got tangled up in a clinch and Corrales held onto Miller, who threw his opponent to the ground.The referee deducted the point from Corrales, believing that he was holding, although he could have easily just given him a warning or let it go altogether. What would have been a split draw got pushed to a narrow decision for Miller instead. Join DAZN and watch more than 100 fight nights a yearDavis caught Nunez with a left hand out of a break to stagger the Panamanian challenger in the second. Moments later, he unleashed a vicious left hook that rocked Nunez’s head back against the ropes. A couple of punches later, the fight was over.. @Gervontaa hits different 😤 #DavisNunez ends in a Round 2 TKO #GTDHomecoming— SHOWTIME SPORTS (@SHOsports) July 28, 2019Referee Harvey Dock arguably stopped it a bit early, with the recent deaths of boxers Maxim Dadashev and Hugo Santillan certainly on the boxing community’s mind. After the bout, Dock said he felt Nunez was “defenseless,” and it appeared that way to Sporting News as well.”It means a lot,” Davis said of the victory in his hometown. “It’s just not a win for me, but it’s a win for Baltimore.”After that, Davis (22-0, 21 KOs) made it clear who he wants to fight next — IBF super featherweight champion Tevin Farmer, who was in action at the same time and got past Guillaume Frenois in the co-main event to Maurice Hooker-Jose Ramirez in Dallas and on DAZN.”I want Tevin my next fight,” Davis said bluntly.”It can be made,” he continued, referring to himself being under Mayweather Promotions and Farmer being a Matchroom Boxing fighter and the drama that could bring. “Let’s get it on later this year.” . @Gervontaa wants @TevinFarmer22next #DavisNunez— SHOWTIME Boxing (@ShowtimeBoxing) July 28, 2019 Farmer said on DAZN after defeating Frenois that although “Tank” wants the fight to happen, he’s not sure Davis’ camp will let the unification bout take place just yet. How does Tevin Farmer see a fight with @Gervontaa playing out?”Tell him sign the contract & we can see at the end of the year.” – @TevinFarmer22 🍿🗣️— DAZN USA (@DAZN_USA) July 28, 2019 Perhaps Floyd Mayweather Jr. summed up Davis’ homecoming and his charge’s future best.”This is a pay-per-view star,” Mayweather said before embracing Davis in the ring. “He has the charisma, the will to win, he works extremely hard, he has a great team, and the only thing we can do is continue to push him and help him go to the top. He’s one of the top guys, pound for pound, right now.”Yuriorkis Gamboa blasts Roman Martinez via second-round KOGamboa used a four-punch combination to register a scintillating knockout, his first in five years, and cap a night where he looked ultra-impressive.last_img read more