Baez and Hendricks lead Cubs over Pirates.

first_img LIVE TV Written By SUBSCRIBE TO US COMMENT First Published: 3rd September, 2020 11:37 IST Last Updated: 3rd September, 2020 11:37 IST Baez And Hendricks Lead Cubs Over Pirates. Javier Baez hit a three-run home run and Kyle Hendricks pitched one-run ball over six innings Wednesday night to lead the Chicago Cubs to an 8-2 victory over the Pittsburgh Pirates.center_img Javier Baez hit a three-run home run and Kyle Hendricks pitched one-run ball over six innings Wednesday night to lead the Chicago Cubs to an 8-2 victory over the Pittsburgh Pirates.Baez connected in the fourth inning to put Chicago in front 3-1. The blast carried 443 feet to the back set of bleachers in left-center field and came one pitch after Nick Tropeano relieved starter Joe Musgrove.Hendricks (4-4) scattered six hits to go with six strikeouts and two walks. He had been winless in his previous three starts.Anthony Rizzo added a two-run single in the seventh and the Cubs scored three times in the eighth to make it 8-2. Willson Contreras doubled in a run and the other two scored on a fielding error by shortstop Kevin Newman.Contreras finished with three hits.The Pirates’ runs came on homers by Colin Moran in the second inning and Anthony Alford in the seventh.Moran hit a line drive 450 feet over the right-center field stands. Alford had ihis first home run for the Pirates, who claimed him off waivers from the Toronto Blue Jays last week.Musgrove (0-4) went three-plus innings after being activated from the injured list prior to the game. He gave up three hits, struck out four and walked none while being limited to 46 pitches.Musgrove had been sidelined by right triceps inflammation since Aug. 5.The NL Central-leading Cubs won their third straight game and the Pirates lost their third in a row.The start of the game was delayed one hour and 11 minutes because of rain.HONORING CLEMENTEThe Pirates announced that all their players and coaches will wear the late Roberto Clemente’s No. 21 when Pittsburgh hosts the Chicago White Sox on Sept. 9.It is a move Clemente’s family and the organization hope is a step toward having Major League Baseball retire the Hall of Famer’s number as it did with Jackie Robinson’s No. 42 in 1997, a half-century after Robinson broke MLB’s color barrier.HELLO NEIGHBORPirates left-hander Derek Holland is noted for his off-the-wall sense of humor,It showed again when he was called on to pitch in relief at the start of the fifth inning. Holland took the mound accompanied by the song “It’s a Beautiful Day in the Neighborhood,” which was the theme for children’s television show Mister Rogers’ Neighborhood.The show was taped at WQED in Pittsburgh and there is a statue of Rogers along the river walk that runs behind PNC Park.PIRATES ROSTER MOVESIn addition to bringing Musgrove off the IL, the Pirates activated LF Bryan Reynolds from the paternity list, optioned 1B/OF Jose Osuna to the alternate training site and designated RHP Carson Fulmer for assignment.Fulmer was claimed off waivers from the Detroit Tigers on Aug. 24 but did not appear in a game for Pittsburgh.TRAINER’S ROOMCubs: LHP Jose Quintana (left lat inflammation) was placed on the 10-day IL, retroactive to Monday, and RHP Jason Adam was recalled from the alternate site. Quintana also missed the first month of the season while recovering from surgery to repair nerve damage in his left thumb. … 3B Kris Bryant did not start a day after being activated from the IL. Manager David Ross wants to ease Bryant back into action after the 2016 NL MVP was sidelined by a sprained left finger for nearly two weeks.Pirates: RHP Mitch Keller (strained left oblique) and RHP Jameson Taillon (Tommy John elbow surgery) are scheduled to pitch live batting practice Thursday. … RHP Keone Kela (right forearm tightness) is playing long toss at 120 feet and should start throwing off the mound by the weekend. WATCH US LIVE Associated Press Television News FOLLOW USlast_img read more

Sarajevo Defeats Borac in Banja Luka with 3:1

first_imgIn the match of the second round of the football BHT Premier League of B&H, the footballers of Sarajevo defeated last night Borac from Banja Luka with the result 3:1.Sarajevo was really much better in every segment of the match and deserved the victory and three points.Although the players of Sarajevo had many chances to score in the first halftime, the first goal was scored in the 69th minute by Haris Duljević.Only five minutes later Nemanja Bilbija brings 2:0 to Sarajevo, but Borac returns back to the game in the 76th minute by Stokić’s goal.Two minutes later, in the 78th minute, the third score for Sarajevo comes from Ognjen Todorović who at the same time sets the final result of 3:1.Sarajevo is now first on the list while Borac has two matches behind and two defeats.(Source: Fena)last_img read more

SEC coach rankings for 2020: LSU’s Ed Orgeron makes big leap up

first_imgSporting News ranked all the coaches in the FBS from 1 to 130, and the SEC placed more coaches in the top 25 than any other conference.  A total of eight SEC coaches made the top 25, and 11 ranked inside the top 40. That speaks to the depth in the best conference in college football. The conference adds four new coaches in Mississippi State’s Mike Leach, Ole Miss’ Lane Kiffin, Missouri’s Eliah Drinkwitz and Arkansas’ Sam Pittman.    — Texas A&M’s Jimbo Fisher and Tennessee’s Jeremy Pruitt — both former Saban assistants — might draw some criticism for their high placement. Both have improved programs desperate to get back on the national stage, but the next step will be beating the top 10 programs around them.  — Kiffin is one spot behind South Carolina’s Will Muschamp, who is coming off a 4-8 season and is 26-25 in four seasons with the Gamecocks. Kiffin hasn’t been on the Power 5 stage since his stint with USC that ended during the regular season.  — Kentucky has the sixth-best record in the SEC the past three seasons at 25-14. That speaks to the remarkable job done by Mark Stoops in Lexington, though the improvements made at Florida and Tennessee will make that more difficult over the next few seasons. All of those coaches will chase the top two in the league. Alabama’s Nick Saban remains the top choice, but LSU’s Ed Orgeron might surprise some by moving into the No. 2 spot.   How does the rest of the field shake out? Here’s a deeper look at our SEC coach rankings for 2020 (record at current school):   2020 SEC Coach Rankings    RANKCOACHSCHOOLWLPCTOVR1Nick SabanAlabama15223.86912Ed OrgeronLSU409.81633Kirby SmartGeorgia4412.78654Dan MullenFlorida215.80885Jimbo FisherTexas A&M179.654106Gus MalzahnAuburn6231.667137Mike LeachMississippi State00.000198Jeremy PruittTennessee1312.520259Mark StoopsKentucky4444.5002710Will MuschampSouth Carolina2625.5103811Lane KiffinOle Miss6134.6423912Eliah DrinkwitzMissouri00.0005813Derek MasonVanderbilt2747.3656214Sam PittmanArkansas00.00075 Quick reads    — Should Orgeron be ranked ahead of Georgia’s Kirby Smart? The winning percentages the past three seasons are almost identical. Smart checks in at 36-8 (.818), and Orgeron is at 40-9 (.816). When it’s that close, you look the last meeting in the SEC championship game and who has the national championship. Orgeron wins on both accounts.last_img read more