It is one of the most gut-wrenching and disappointing sights in baseball: watching the other team celebrate a walk-off victory.Eight weeks ago, the USC baseball team watched Long Beach State celebrate a walk-off win on a frigid Tuesday night in Long Beach. Today, the Trojans (18-21) have a chance to return the favor as they host the Dirtbags (19-18) at 6 p.m.Bounce back · With junior pitcher Ben Mount’s move to the closer role, freshman pitcher Kyle Richter will be called upon to make his third career start. Richter will look to get the Trojans back on track after they suffered an 8-2 defeat at Washington on Sunday. – Carlo Acenas | Daily Trojan “[Long Beach’s] game-winning single was hit to me,” said junior right fielder Alex Sherrod. “I had a chance to throw the guy out and I bobbled it. You try to release the mental brick, but personally, I’m still hanging on to that. You try to put your losses behind you, but I’m still thinking about it.”When the Trojans last faced Long Beach, they scored two runs in the seventh to even the game at four and threatened to take the lead in the ninth. It was the Dirtbags, however, who came through with an RBI-single in the bottom of the ninth off junior closer Chad Smith to walk away with a 5-4 win.Junior pitcher Ben Mount started that game and gave the Trojan’s five innings of one-run ball. But with Smith out for the season with an elbow injury, USC interim coach Frank Cruz is trusting Mount to fill the closer’s role.The righty is third on the team with a 2.89 ERA and has allowed just one run in his last eight and one-third innings of work.“Mount has a lot of confidence right now,” Cruz said. “He’s keeping the ball down well. Most importantly, he’s just throwing strikes.”Mount’s move to closer means freshman Kyle Richter will make his third career start today.The young lefty has electric stuff, as opponents are hitting just .216 against him. But he has struggled throwing strikes, issuing 13 free passes hitting two batters in 19 and two-third innings of work.Against Loyola Marymount last Tuesday, however, Richter started the Trojans off with two perfect innings before being removed to save his arm for the weekend.“That won’t happen this week,” Cruz said. “We’ve got an extra day’s rest, so we’ll let Richter go a little more.”Last weekend, the Trojans played Washington in a Thursday through Saturday series instead of the traditional Friday through Sunday to avoid playing on Easter, meaning the team only had Wednesday off.This weekend the Trojans are back to the classic scheduling, giving them the usual two days of rest.USC took two of three from the Huskies this weekend to notch its third-consecutive Pac-10 series win, but dropped the final game of the series for just the second time this season in Pac-10 play.Although the series victory is important, losing the final game leaves the team and Cruz with what the first-year coach calls a “sour taste.”“It was a good series,” Sherrod said. “But obviously you want to complete the sweep when you have the chance.”Although the Trojans cannot sweep the Dirtbags, they have a chance for something almost as special: revenge.But Cruz, Sherrod and the rest of the team know that they can’t get too caught up in that.“Obviously you want to get them back,” Cruz said. “But it’s not so much about exacting revenge as it is about us just getting back on the winning track.”First pitch is at 6 p.m. at Dedeaux Field.
Tipp FM’s Stephen Gleeson caught up with Tipp manager Liam Kearns after the gameHowever that game at Cusack Park was overshadowed by an incident involving Tipp selector Shane Stapleton who has been taken to hospital.It’s reported Stapleton hit his head off the ground after he was involved in an incident with Clare’s Jamie Malone, who was shown a red card.Other results today from Division 2Roscommon 0-7 Down 0-12Cork 2-11 Louth 0-10Cork now top Division 2.Next up for Tipp is the visit of Meath to Semple Stadium in two weeks time. Tipp manager Liam Kearns says the Premier were lucky to get a share of the points in Ennis this afternoon.The sides finished all square at 11 points apiece.This leaves Tipp with a win, a draw and a defeat from their opening three games in Division 2 of the National Football League.
Ghana’s goals in their 2015 Africa Cup of Nations 3-0 semi-final win over hosts Equatorial Guinea in Malabo on Thursday. Jordan Ayew opened the scoring on 42 minutes from the penalty box after Kwesi Appiah was felled inside the box by goalkeeper Felipe Ovono.Two minutes later, Mubarak Wakaso finished a nice counter attack move before captain Andre Ayew scored in the second half to seal the win.
Jayden Bogle shinned the ball into his own net as he attempted to clear GETTY IMAGES getty images The Rams had several good chances, before eventually taking the lead when Boro defender Friend diverted the ball into his own net from a cross by Derby left-back Scott Malone.On-loan Liverpool starlet Harry Wilson was again very bright and went close twice, hitting the post with a sweet curling shot before seeing an arrowed free-kick turned around the post by Darren Randolph.Pulis made all three substitutions not long into the second-half and Boro did improve, yet Derby were still on top for most of the match.Despite their dominance, though, they could not find the back of the net again and they were left to rue their lack of clinical touch when Boro equalised through Bogle’s freak own goal.Lampard was speechless on the sidelines, no doubt wondering how his team had let a sure victory slip through their fingers. A dominant Derby County were denied a third win on the trot by a comedic own goal by Jayden Bogle, as they drew 1-1 with Middlesbrough on Saturday afternoon.Frank Lampard’s side were set for a 1-0 victory having led for most of the match through another own goal from Boro defender George Friend in the first-half.But, in the closing stages, Bogle unintentionally volleyed into his own net from inside the penalty area. George Friend also put the ball into his own net in a game of two own goals 3 3 3 The 18-year-old, with his face to goal, attempted to clear after a Boro attack, but instead of hooking the ball over his shoulder and away he shinned the ball past the helpless Scott Carson.Derby would have gone top of the Championship table if they held onto their 1-0 lead.But instead, a point apiece has seen Boro go top, albeit before the rest of the day’s games begin and despite claiming only three wins from their league ten league games.Tony Pulis’ side will be grateful for a point having been comprehensively outplayed in the first half an hour.Derby made a blistering start, playing neat and fast football and keeping Middlesbrough pinned inside their own half for lengthy periods, eventually leading the Boro being booed off at half-time by their own fans. Frank Lampard watches on from his new position on the touchline
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Share Facebook Twitter Google + LinkedIn Pinterest Just under 100 of some of the nation’s who’s-who of agriculture have been selected to serve on Donald Trump’s Agricultural and Rural Advisory Committee. The list includes two Ohioans: Fred Yoder of Plain City and Bill Richards of Circleville.Bill Richards, left, being recognized by ODNR.Richards is a well-known advocate of conservation and no-till both around the country and on his home farm in Pickaway County where he was among the first in the world to work with no-till. He is a former chief of the USDA Soil Conservation Service and a longtime leader in Ohio agriculture. In 2009 he was named the National No-till Farmer of the Year.Fred Yoder is a past state and National Corn Growers Association president and is another widely recognized leader in Ohio agriculture. In 2013, he was recognized by President Obama as a “Champion for Change” that honors Americans for doing extraordinary things in their communities to out-innovate, out-educate, and out-build the rest of the world. Yoder has testified on behalf of farmers before the U.S. CongressFred Yodernumerous times and serves as an advocate for agriculture locally, nationally and internationally while working to advance grain farming and opening world markets. Yoder grows corn, soybeans and wheat using conservation tillage. He also operates a retail farm seed business, selling a variety of seeds. The farm has become multi-generational, with the family starting Yoder Ag Services LLC.
LOS ANGELES, CA – NOVEMBER 21: Julius Randle #30 of the Los Angeles Lakers steals the ball from Bobby Portis #5 of the Chicago Bulls during the second half of a game at Staples Center on November 21, 2017 in Los Angeles, California. NOTE TO USER: User expressly acknowledges and agrees that, by downloading and or using this photograph, User is consenting to the terms and conditions of the Getty Images License Agreement. Sean M. Haffey/Getty Images/AFPKentavious Caldwell-Pope and Kyle Kuzma led the way as the Los Angeles Lakers staged a late rally to down the Chicago Bulls on Tuesday.In the only NBA game of the day as the United States prepares for Thursday’s Thanksgiving holiday, the Lakers fought back to win 103-94 at the Staples Center.ADVERTISEMENT Kuzma led the scoring with 22 points while Caldwell-Pope was just behind with 21.Brandon Ingram added 17 points while both Julius Randle (10 points) and Jordan Clarkson (12) also had double figures.Rookie star Lonzo Ball had another wayward scoring night, finishing with just eight points. But he managed to pull down 13 rebounds and provided four assists.Caldwell-Pope’s points total included 11 in the final minutes as Los Angeles completed a comeback in a game which had seen them trail by as many as 19 points at one stage.Denzel Valentine led Chicago’s points with 17 while Antonio Blakeney was the next highest with 15. Four other Chicago players posted double-digit scores.ADVERTISEMENT CPP denies ‘Ka Diego’ arrest caused ‘mass panic’ among S. Tagalog NPA LATEST STORIES QC cops nab robbery gang leader, cohort Japan ex-PM Nakasone who boosted ties with US dies at 101 Read Next MOST READ Trending Articles PLAY LIST 00:50Trending Articles01:48NBA: Kawhi, George seek more for Clippers than beating Lakers00:50Trending Articles01:47Panelo casts doubts on Robredo’s drug war ‘discoveries’01:29Police teams find crossbows, bows in HK university01:35Panelo suggests discounted SEA Games tickets for students02:49Robredo: 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 justice Bonleon, Subido announce return to UST after Sablan exit Stronger peso trims PH debt value to P7.9 trillion Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. The win saw the Lakers improve to 8-10, lifting them into the playoff places in the Western Conference.The defeat was another setback for Chicago, however, who are languishing near the bottom of the Eastern Conference standings at 3-12.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSWATCH: Drones light up sky in final leg of SEA Games torch runSPORTSSEA Games: Philippines picks up 1st win in men’s water poloSPORTSMalditas save PH from shutoutThe Lakers, who are in a rebuilding phase after missing the playoffs for the past four seasons, trailed 89-83 with just over six minutes left.But a late scoring burst helped them haul in Chicago to seal the win. Typhoon Kammuri accelerates, gains strength en route to PH Kammuri turning to super typhoon less likely but possible — Pagasa Kris Aquino ‘pretty chill about becoming irrelevant’ Brace for potentially devastating typhoon approaching PH – NDRRMC View comments
Ter Stegen: I’m happier in Barcelona than city I was bornby Carlos Volcano10 months agoSend to a friendShare the loveBarcelona goalkeeper Marc-Andre ter Stegen admits he feels more settled in Spain than in Germany.Ter Stegen is now firmly established as Barca’s No1 keeper.He told Libero: “The kindness of the people has made it much easier for me. “It is not normal for me to be treated so well. This gives me a lot of life. In our profession, everyone is looking at you and wants to make an opinion about you. And I would not like to change because I’m a natural person.””It was very important for me to get to a city that you can identify with. I think that if you come to a place that does not convince you, you can not be comfortable for many years in that place and feel good. There are players who do not care much, but I do, and now I almost feel better here than in the city where I was born.” About the authorCarlos VolcanoShare the loveHave your say
New Delhi: Chinese top seeds Chen Yufei and Shi Yuqi Sunday pulled out of the India Open on medical grounds, taking some sheen off the $350,000 World Tour Super 500 tournament beginning on Tuesday. Chen recently broke a five-year title draught for China at the All England Championship and Shi Yuqi is the defending champion. With the top seeds withdrawing, India’s P V Sindhu will receive the top billing and is firm favourite to lift the trophy for the second time after claiming the crown in 2017 and reaching the finals in the last edition. China will be fielding its biggest contingent at the India Open this season with as many as 25 shuttlers competing in the tournament, which concludes on March 31. World No. 7 He Bingjiao will now lead the Chinese challenge in women’s singles and she is looking forward to some exciting duel with Olympic silver medallist Sindhu. “A lot of elite Indian players are playing around the world and they got good results. The likes of Saina and Sindhu are quality players. I need to prepare well against them,” Bingjiao said through an interpreter. “PV Sindhu has a very good level and when I play against her, I sometimes win and sometimes lose. The experience of playing Sindhu is very exciting.” Talking about her targets this season, Bingjiao said: There are three targets this year. First one is Sudirman Cup, I want to help my team members win the Sudirman Cup. “Last year I beat Tai Tzu Ying at World Championship, so this year I want to move forward and improve my position at the event. “I also want to join the Olympic team. This is a dream for every athlete. The only thing I can do is work hard and train hard,” he added.
Ohio State won’t soon forget the 2012 Homecoming football game against Nebraska. Records fell on the field and in the Ohio Stadium grandstands, and most importantly, No. 12 OSU (6-0, 2-0 Big Ten) outlasted No. 21 Nebraska (4-2, 1-1 Big Ten) in a raucous, back-and-forth affair, 63-38. A record Ohio Stadium crowd of 106,102 watched as OSU sophomore quarterback Braxton Miller powered OSU to victory. Miller set a new OSU single-game quarterback rushing record with 186 yards in the game. Miller also threw 127 yards on 7-of-14 pass attempts. Nebraska junior quarterback Taylor Martinez committed three turnovers in the game, one of which was returned 41 yards by OSU sophomore cornerback Bradley Roby. The game’s second interception, also caught by Roby, set OSU up for a go-ahead score in the second quarter. Martinez would finish the game 15-of-24 on pass attempts for 214 yards. The two 123-year-old Big Ten powers swapped scores into the second half, and three of the Buckeyes’ touchdowns belonged to junior running back Carlos Hyde. He finished the night with four scores on 140 yards on 28 carries, bringing his career touchdown tally in two games against the Cornhuskers to six. Hyde scored two touchdowns and ran for 104 yards during the Buckeyes’ Oct. 8 visit to Lincoln last season. OSU lost that game, 34-27, but Saturday was a different story. OSU and Nebraska seemed to go tit-for-tat on the scoreboard, but a punt return for a touchdown by OSU receiver Corey Brown put the game out of reach once and for all. Still, the Buckeyes poured on more offense. A 33-yard run by OSU redshirt sophomore Rod Smith put OSU up, 56-31. Martinez would score to bring Nebraska to within 18 points, but it was too late. OSU had won, and Meyer had helped the Buckeyes remain undefeated in his first season in Columbus. After taking a 7-0 lead on Roby’s interception for a touchdown, Nebraska roared out to a 17-7 lead as the Cornhuskers scored on three consecutive drives. Nebraska sophomore running back Ameer Abdullah scored back-to-back 1-yard touchdown runs to put his team up, 14-7, and senior kicker Brett Maher extended the lead to 17-7 with a 26-yard field goal. The Buckeyes’ offense sputtered out of the gate, punting on each of its first three drives. After the third punt, which was returned to inside the Buckeyes’ 30-yard line, Nebraska moved the ball 28 yards on just four plays to take the lead at 14-7 on an another 1-yard run by Abdullah. Abdullah finished the game with 22 yards on six carries. Like the previous three drives, OSU’s fourth possession ended well short of a score. A failed fake-punt attempt, which saw OSU redshirt senior Ben Buchanan wrapped up prior to gaining the necessary yardage, put Nebraska in line for a third consecutive score. Maher’s kick advanced Nebraska’s advantage to 17-7. OSU’s offense was floundering, but, as he often does, Miller came to the rescue. Miller broke a 72-yard run to put the Buckeyes back in scoring position, and the team capitalized when Hyde crossed into the end zone on a 1-yard run. Junior quarterback Kenny Guiton helped the Buckeyes finish the drive after Miller exited the field with an apparent injury following his long run. He would return on the following drive. With the score 17-14, Roby struck again, intercepting Martinez for the second time in the half. That set OSU up nicely for the go-ahead score – Miller flicked the ball five yards and sophomore tight end Jeff Heuerman did the rest, running untouched into the south end zone for his first career score. Martinez was unflinching in his response, though, as he led the Cornhuskers on a four-play, 75-yard drive that he finished himself with a nine-yard run. He barged into the end zone to restore Nebraska’s lead at 24-21 after several missed tackles by OSU. OSU came right back with a touchdown of its own on a seven-yard run by Hyde, and retook the lead at 28-24 with 3:11 to play in the half. The score represented the fifth and final lead change of the half, and OSU would add to its advantage 23 seconds before half. On 4th-and-1 from inside Nebraska territory, Miller took the ball on a draw and ended up with an opening that allowed him to run 31 yards to score and advance the OSU lead to 35-24. After fumbling the ball away to Nebraska and exiting the game with injury briefly in the second quarter, Miller finished the first half with 139 rushing yards. In fact, the entire OSU offense did an about-face in the second quarter – after posting 17 yards 15 minutes into the contest, OSU went to half outgaining the Cornhuskers, 259-241. Like it did last season in Lincoln, OSU brought a lead into the second half of the game. On Oct. 8, OSU blew the 20-6 lead it held at halftime before eventually falling in Nebraska’s first-ever Big Ten home game, 34-27. The second-half of Saturday’s game was an erie reminder of last season’s loss – Martinez completed a 3-yard touchdown pass to senior tight end Ben Cotton to bring Nebraska to within a score at 35-31. OSU quickly erased any chance of a comeback in the teams’ 2012 meetings with another Hyde touchdown. He busted into the north end zone to restore the Buckeyes’ 11-point advantage. Then the Silver Bullets defense took center stage. OSU senior defensive end John Simon stymied Nebraska’s next possession with a tackle in the backfield. Senior middle linebacker Storm Klein, who was previously removed from the Buckeyes after being arrested, also sacked Martinez during the Cornhuskers’ second possession of the half. Nebraska punted the ball away and junior receiver Corey Brown sent the record-Ohio Stadium crowd into a state of delirious celebration when he slid into the end zone on a 76-yard punt return for a touchdown. Tens of thousands of scarlet-clad OSU supporters bounced and shook the grandstands with thunderous cheering, and the cheering continued on Nebraska’s next possession. Martinez had the Cornhuskers offense driving late in the third quarter, but sailed a pass attempt that was intercepted by senior safety Orhian Johnson. After Smith 33-yard score in the fourth quarter, Martinez led Nebraska on another scoring drive, which he finished himself on a touchdown run less than six minutes remaining in the game, which OSU would take. Hyde punched in a late, 16-yard score to seal the victory for the Buckeyes. OSU is next scheduled to play Indiana in Bloomington, Ind., at 8 p.m. next Saturday.