Angels’ Mike Trout working on his defense, thanks to Twitter Angels’ poor pitching spoils an Albert Pujols milestone SAN DIEGO — Shohei Ohtani inched closer to being able to pitch again on Monday.Ohtani threw a 33-pitch bullpen session, with the catcher in the normal squatting position. It was his first time doing so since he was diagnosed with a damaged ulnar collateral ligament more than two months ago. He had thrown 23 pitches on Saturday, with the catcher standing. That was his first time throwing off the mound at all in his rehab.Ohtani said he threw at about 70 percent velocity on Monday, including three curveballs and three sliders. He did not throw any splitters, but he said he doesn’t need to work on that pitch as much.“As long as my fastball is working well, it goes with the splitter,” Ohtani said through his interpreter. “It’s something I don’t really need to work on.” Angels offense breaks out to split doubleheader with Astros Newsroom GuidelinesNews TipsContact UsReport an Error The Angels will decide on Ohtani’s next step after seeing how he rebounds from this workout. The Angels are aiming to get him back on the mound by the end of the season. At the current pace of his rehab, early September seems a reasonable estimate.“What was important is I was able to get through the bullpen today and I was able to throw,” Ohtani said. “It was a step forward and that’s a good sign.”TROUT UPDATEMike Trout is on the East Coast tending to a personal family matter, the Angels said.Trout is eligible to come off the disabled list on Thursday, the opening of a four-game series in Texas, but the Angels are uncertain if he’ll be ready by then.Trout has been out since he jammed his right wrist bracing himself against the dirt on a feet-first slide on Aug. 1. Jose Suarez’s rocky start sinks Angels in loss to Astros Angels’ Shohei Ohtani spending downtime working in outfield ALSOThe Angels recalled right-hander Osmer Morales to add coverage to their bullpen as they scramble to cover for the two starters they recently placed on the disabled list. They are facing the prospect of having bullpen games in each of the first two games at Texas. Morales, 25, has a 6.22 ERA at Triple-A Salt Lake, although Manager Mike Scioscia said he’s been pitching better lately. …Reliever Eduardo Paredes was optioned to make room for Morales. …Andrelton Simmons returned to the Angels’ lineup on Monday after being scratched from Sunday’s game with a sore knee…The Angels extended their player development contract with Salt Lake for four more years, through 2022. Salt Lake has been the Angels’ Triple-A affiliate since 2001.UP NEXTAngels (RHP Jaime Barría, 7-7, 3.59) at Padres (RHP Brett Kennedy, 0-1, 13.50), Tuesday, 7 p.m., Fox sports West, KLAA (830 AM)Related Articles
Luis Suarez scored four for Barcelona 1 You can listen to live La Liga commentary on talkSPORT 2. For details of how to retune your radio, click here.Deportivo La Coruna 0-8 BarcelonaBarcelona got their title fight back on track in convincing fashion, thrashing Deportivo 8-0 at the Estadio Riazor.The Catalan giants headed into the game without a win in any of their four La Liga clashes, having allowed Atletico Madrid and Real Madrid back into the title race.There were doubts about Barca heading into the clash with Depor, despite the hosts sitting in the bottom half of the table, but Luis Enrique’s men dealt with any problems with ease.Luis Suarez netted twice in the first-half to hand the league leaders a well deserved lead, before the Uruguayan hit twice again in the second period, along with Ivan Rakitic, Lionel Messi, Marc Bartra and Neymar.The 8-0 win ensures Barca remain top of the table, equal on points with Atletico – who also won, securing a 1-0 victory over Athletic Club courtesy of a Fernando Torres goal – while they still have a better head to head record than their title rivals.Real Madrid 3-0 VillarrealReal Madrid responded to Barcelona’s resounding victory by securing three points of their own, beating Champions League-chasing Villarreal SCORE at the Bernabeu.Karim Benzema opened the scoring with his head, before Lucas Vazquez and Luka Modric struck in the second period to guarantee all three points.Knowing that a win was vital to remain in the hunt for domestic silverware, Los Merengues attacked from the off, although it still took until almost the end of the first-half for the hosts to take the lead.Benzema reacted quickly to reach a free header which he looped into the back of the net, following a Cristiano Ronaldo cross which was pushed away from goal by Sergio Asenjo.Vazquez added the second by charging towards the box and rifling into the back of the net, and Modric rounded off the win with 15 minutes remaining, converting a first-time volley past Asenjo after Danilo’s cross found its way to the Croatian playmaker.The win keeps the white half of Madrid battling Barcelona and their local rivals for La Liga, sitting one point behind the two table topping teams.
APTN National NewsIt has been 29 days since Jordan Wabasse went missing.The 15-year-old was last seen getting off a transit bus on the evening of Feb.7, in Thunder Bay, Ont.He is described as being 6’1 and weighing 200 lbs.He was wearing a dark grey jacket, a blue-grey Toronto Maple Leafs hat, black pants and white Adidas running shoes.Police have been looking for the teen on foot, underwater and by air.His home community of Webequie has set up a volunteer search and rescue headquarters where over 100 volunteers gather every day to look for the teen.Other First Nations in the area are trying to help bring Wabasse home. Family and friends say he loved to play hockey.
OSU redshirt-sophomore Michael Thomas (3) celebrates with teammates (from left) Dontre Wilson, Jalin Marshall and Curtis Samuel after a touchdown during a game against Virginia Tech on Sept. 6 at Ohio Stadium. OSU lost, 35-21.Credit: Mark Batke / Photo editorThe Ohio State football team is trying to avoid starting 0-2 at home for the first time since 1967.On paper, it doesn’t look like that will be a problem.The Kent State Golden Flashes roll into Columbus tagged with a 0-2 record, with those losses coming against Ohio University and the University of South Alabama, both at home.While focused on his team, OSU coach Urban Meyer said Wednesday he knows what it is like to be in Kent State’s shoes.“Those kids are going to be a hungry group coming in here because this is their chance to play in front of 110,000 people,” he said. “I have been in that locker room when we (Bowling Green) went down to Missouri and won that game. You are going to see a hungry group trying to get a win.”The third-year OSU coach held the same position at Bowling Green from 2001-02.Meyer added that although Kent State has yet to win a game, he expects the Golden Flashes to test the Buckeyes.“I see a very good MAC school — I have been there before when I was at Bowling Green,” Meyer said. “I see a quarterback who can make plays, that is our biggest concern on defense. I see guys that run around and hit you on defense.”The Kent State quarterback Colin Reardon has been the impact player for the Golden Flashes, averaging 244.5 total yards per game — a figure that leads the team.The Golden Flashes will likely lean heavily on their passing game as they rank 120th out of 124 teams in rushing offense, averaging just 47.5 yards per game on the ground.Despite the Golden Flashes’ lack of a run game, OSU senior defensive lineman Michael Bennett said his No. 1 goal remains stopping the Kent State rushing attack.“We are going to make sure we shut down the run early,” Bennett said. “You got to shut down at least one aspect of their offense because they have so many different plays they can run.”Another key for the Buckeye defense will be simply getting off the field, something it struggled to do last week, giving up nine of 17 third down conversions to the Virginia Tech offense.“If you win first down, it makes second and third down a lot more tricky for the offensive coordinator,” Bennett said. “This week, you see stuff you can work on and you work on it. We get our pass rush better, we get our coverage better, and everyone comes together.”Offensively, Meyer said the key to the Buckeyes’ success will be getting off to a faster start than they have to begin the season. OSU has trailed at the half in both of its first two games.“We had a pretty good reputation for a while there of coming out of the gates real fast, real hard and we haven’t done that yet,” Meyer said. “I did some research on that, it was brought to my attention a while back and we haven’t. So we got to go take the lead and play Ohio State-style football. We’re not going to secret handshake or (give out) T-shirts. Finish the game. You got to do it, and we haven’t done it.”OSU football under Meyer during his first two years in Columbus usually meant running the football effectively as the Buckeyes ranked fifth in the nation last year (308.6 yards per game) and 10th in 2012 (242.3 yards per game).Two games into the 2014 season, the Buckeyes rank 81st in the country in total rushing yards, averaging just 151 yards per game.Sophomore running back Ezekiel Elliot said the lack of a running game is because of the unusual style of defense that Virginia Tech ran against the Buckeyes last week, but added that OSU has been preparing against a similar defense to the Hokies’ in practice.“We have been practicing against that ‘bear no deep’ (defense) when you got eight guys in the box,” Elliot said. “We got a couple of answers for it.”The Buckeyes, who have lost three of their last four games dating back to the 2013-14 season, have only lost to a MAC team once, boasting a 29-1 record, the only loss coming against Akron, 12-6, in 1894.Redshirt-sophomore wide receiver Michael Thomas said that he, along with the rest of his teammates, are looking forward to redeeming the loss this week against Kent State.“It seems like it has been the longest week ever,” Thomas said. “We are just waiting to get back in the ‘Shoe and make Buckeye Nation proud.”The Buckeyes are scheduled to kickoff Saturday at noon against Kent State at Ohio Stadium.
Liverpool full-back Trent Alexander-Arnold’s 40-yard pass in Saturday’s 1-0 win over Brighton was “heavenly”, says former Tottenham striker Garth CrooksThe 19-year-old proved to be a constant threat in the game at Anfield and made more open play crosses (5) than any other Liverpool player.The most notable moment came when Alexander-Arnold made a 40-yard half volley cross to Mohamed Salah, who scored the match-winner in the 23rd minute.Below is a clip of the momentAfter being included in his “Team of the Week”, Crooks lavished praise on Alexander-Arnold.Chelsea hat-trick hero Tammy Abraham hopes for more Andrew Smyth – September 14, 2019 Tammy Abraham hopes this season will be his big breakthrough at Chelsea after firing his first hat-trick for the club in Saturday’s 5-2 win at Wolves.He told the BBC: “This lad gets better every time I see him. Against a dogged Brighton, the Liverpool and England full-back showed a maturity well beyond his years.“I was surprised to see Arnold standing on his own ready to take the free-kick that hit the bar while Mohamed Salah and James Milner stood and watched.“Alexander-Arnold is a defender who loves to play forward, not square or back, because he’s not afraid and has the talent to do it.“But the moment of the match for me was the 40-yard pass to the feet of Salah on the other side of the pitch. I thought I’d died and gone to heaven. What a ball.”Liverpool have won all three of their opening Premier League games without conceding a goal.Next up for the Reds will be Leicester City on Saturday at the King Power Stadium.
He was asked by Johna Beech, Alaska State Lead for ACSCAN, to testify in Juneau in support of the bill. He continues to testify in front of the legislature:“Before it was to work on the smoke-free workplace act. Now it’s just to remind legislators, especially the new ones, what the American Cancer Society Cancer Action Network is and stands for.” Joe: “About 4 years when Johna asked me to come to Juneau to testify in support of the smoke-free workplace act, which was successfully passed last year, stated that in places in business you cannot smoke in workplaces so that we weren’t forcing Alaskans to choose between a job and their health.” He was recognized for his work with American Cancer Society Cancer Action Network by the state legislature, and U.S. Senator Lisa Murkowski in Juneau on Tuesday. Over the last four years, Joe has been working on advocacy issues with the American Cancer Society Cancer Action Network. He testified numerous times to our state legislators about the smoke-free workplace bill that was passed in 2018. Joe: “I went through 3 1/2 years of intense and grueling chemotherapy treatment, and then another five years in long-term remission. When I was 13, somewhere between 7th and 8th grade I was deemed cancer free.” His teacher would have their class listen to public testimony when Joe would call into the local legislative office to testify. Facebook0TwitterEmailPrintFriendly分享Joe Yourkoski was diagnosed with leukemia at the age of four, and by the age of 13 was declared a survivor. Now, Joe is a junior at Nikiski Middle/High School working to educate other Alaskans about the American Cancer Society Cancer Action Network.