The big league hockey surroundings at KeyBank Center suited the Rochester Americans just fine Wednesday night. An announced crowd of 15,965 saw Rochester (9-3-1, 19 points) solidify its hold on first place over Cleveland in the North Division of the American Hockey League. The Monsters are 7-5-1 for 15 points. Right winger Bailey, who now has five points on the season, scored at 18:11 of the opening period and the Amerks lead the rest of the way. A little more than a minute later Redmond, the 30-year-old veteran defenseman, scored his ninth of the season and fourth in four games, increasing his season's point total to 17 points. Bailey scored again 14:05 of the second to make it 3-0, but Sonny Milano of the Monsters countered that just 11 seconds later with an assist from former Sabre Nathan Gerbe. It stayed 3-1 until Simpson scored his third (10:12) and fourth (13:17) of the season in the third period. Gerbe scored his second of the season with 32 seconds left to close out the … [Read more...] about Bailey scores two, Redmond stays hot as Amerks win at KeyBank Center
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It’s gotta be the accent. That’s what Emily Tsujikawa thinks when she overhears her Hungarian mother tell someone her daughter plays baseball only to be corrected. “You mean softball,” Tsujikawa recalled a woman telling her mother recently. “They think she’s confused.” There’s no confusion for Tsujikawa. The Redmond senior has loved baseball since she was a toddler. She’s believed to be the only girl to have played for the school, serving as a starting right-handed pitcher for the junior-varsity team the past two years, and she’ll be vying for a spot on the varsity roster next spring. But first she’ll compete in the World Baseball Softball Confederation Women’s Baseball World Cup in Viera, Fla., Aug. 22-31. Tsujikawa is one of two high schoolers named to USA Baseball’s 20-member women’s national team in June. The organization invited her to compete for a spot after participating in the 2017 … [Read more...] about Redmond’s Emily Tsujikawa plays baseball not softball. And she wants other girls to join her
Matt Ehalt NorthJersey Published 10:00 p.m. UTC Aug 2, 2018 Whenever Todd Frazier wants to win an argument with one of the pitchers in his New York Mets clubhouse, the veteran third baseman likes to tap into his past. To be exact, he has no problem bringing up and boasting of his accolades as a 12-year-old ballplayer. “Not many people can say they got 'the win' in the Little League World Series championship game,” Frazier recalled with a laugh recently. “When these pitchers talk smack, I say to them, ‘Hey, listen, I got the biggest 'W' ever, so don’t talk smack.” This Aug. 29 will mark 20 years since Frazier and his 11 teammates on the Toms River East Little League team – also known as "The Beast of the East" – captured America’s heart by winning the Little League World Series championship in Williamsport, Pa. That historic victory has followed Frazier throughout his career, and it’s a … [Read more...] about Todd Frazier cherishes Toms River East’s Little League World Series title, 20 years later
Tim Bontemps, The Washington Post Published 4:01 pm, Saturday, March 17, 2018 When Sports Illustrated published a bombshell investigation into the Dallas Mavericks last month, describing "a corporate culture rife with misogyny and predatory sexual behavior," #MeToo officially arrived in the NBA. It was only a matter of time, with the movement empowering women to share their experiences of sexual harassment and assault sweeping through the entertainment, business and political worlds over the past year, and especially after recent high-profile domestic violence and sexual assault cases cropped up in both the NFL and MLB. "The #MeToo movement and the Time's Up movement will move into every aspect of society," said Nancy Hogsmead-Makar, the chief executive officer of Champion Women, an advocacy group for women's rights in sports. "So I'm not surprised that it has touched the Dallas Mavericks. Sports is a huge part of our society, and heretofore was seen as a boys' … [Read more...] about The NBA has been progressive on sexuality, gender and human rights. How will it handle #MeToo?
Fantasy football roars on this weekend, with some simply succulent Saturday and Sunday games incoming. Gameweek 28 gets off to a bang with Man United hosting Liverpool in the early kick-off, while Crystal Palace’s trip to Chelsea on Saturday evening could go a long way to determining each side’s challenge at either end of the table. IS YOUR FANTASY FOOTBALL TEAM IN TATTERS ALREADY? THEN DREAM TEAM WEEKENDER IS JUST THE CURE! Have you signed up to play Dream Team Weekender? Pick 7 players – no limit to the number of players you can choose from one club No transfer budget – any player is available to pick Only Saturday and Sunday fixtures Sign up to play Dream Team Weekender now So ahead of some bumper fixtures this weekend – as well as throughout March – who should you be picking for your Dream Team? Fantasy football tips: Game Week 28 1 Loris Karius – £4.0m Liverpool’s No 1 has been a Dream Team favourite in … [Read more...] about Which transfers should I consider ahead of this weekend’s action?