CHICAGO — Gregory Polanco homered twice Thursday to help back a third straight solid start by Trevor Williams, and the Pittsburgh Pirates pulled away from the Chicago Cubs, 6-1. Francisco Cervelli lined a three-run shot in the seventh off Cubs reliever Justin Wilson as Pittsburgh scored four times in the inning to break open a tight game.Adam Frazier also went deep for Pittsburgh, which improved to 9-3. Williams (3-0) allowed one run and four hits through six innings, striking out five and walking one. “They’re the team to beat in the Central,” Williams said, “so it’s good for us to take two out of three, especially early in the season.” CARDINALS 13, REDS 4: Jose Martinez drove in six runs and Yadier Molina homered in his return from a one-game suspension, powering visiting St. Louis to a victory that left Cincinnati, at 2-10, mired in its worst start since 1955. The Cardinals homered a season-high four times while piling up a season high in … [Read more...] about Major league roundup: Polanco helps Pirates triumph
Posted April 13, 2018 at 07:05 AM | Updated April 13, 2018 at 07:15 AM By Ryan Dunleavy | NJ Advance Media for NJ.com There are going to be a lot of mock drafts rendered invalid after the second pick of the real 2018 NFL Draft. That's because there is an almost hard-to-believe amount of disagreement over what the Giants are going to do at No. 2. If anything is clear from reviewing all the mock drafts over the last few weeks, it is that the Giants are not short on options. Usually, that level of uncertainty is reserved for later in the top 10 picks of a draft. For example, it seemed pretty obvious that Jared Goff and Carson Wentz were going to be the first two picks in 2016, especially after the Rams and Eagles traded up. Side by Side.png Wire photos And yet, as this mock draft roundup illustrates, it's a virtual deadlock as to who the Giants are projected to pick. There is not even certainty as to whether the Giants will hold on to the No. 2 … [Read more...] about Giants NFL mock draft 2018 roundup: Most popular pick? How many different options?
Shutterstock Looking for news you can trust?Subscribe to our free newsletters. I don’t know how obvious this is, but I try not to spend too much time on what I think of as the Trump soap opera. You know: every tweet, every lawsuit, every piece of evidence that Trump is a moron, every news report that he’s going crazy, every rumor about the Mueller investigation, etc. etc. There have to be better things to do with our lives, right? Still, some days practically beg for at least a roundup. So here goes. The Republican Congress, in an act of almost superhuman duplicity, brought yet another balanced budget amendment to the floor of the House. They didn’t actually want it to pass, and it didn’t. Maybe next time Democrats should all vote for it just to screw with their minds. James Comey says that during dinner in 2017, Trump was absolutely obsessed with the “pee tape.” I guess that means we should all update our priors about how likely it is to … [Read more...] about Today’s Roundup of Washington DC in the Trump Era
MSJ’s Sam Farrow (45) manages to get safe on third despite losing his helmet as Proctor’s Kyle Laughlin (22) fields the throw to third. (Photo by Jon Olender) FAIR HAVEN — The Slaters committed seven errors but got away with it as they earned an 8-7 victory over Rutland on Thursday when Olivia Bowen drew a walk with the bases loaded in the bottom of the seventh. BASEBALL MSJ 5, Proctor 5 (Suspended after 6 innings) The baseball season opener between Proctor and Mount St. Joseph at St. Peter’s Field was suspended after six full innings due to wet conditions with the game deadlocked, 5-5. BOYS TENNIS Montpelier 7, BBA 0 MANCHESTER — Montpelier defeated Burr and Burton 7-0 as Tyler Cain, Graham Janson, Truman Lee-Solomon, Cole Binham and Alex Allison fashioned the singles wins for the Solons. More From Local Sports Go To The Local Sports SectionBathalon wins in return to mound for Fair HavenPhantoms win in softball’s return to MSJRoundup: Patterson … [Read more...] about Roundup: Slaters edge Rutland in softball, 8-7
Democracy Dies in Darkness Sections Home Subscribe Try 1 month for $1 Username Sign In Account Profile Newsletters & Alerts Gift Subscriptions Contact Us Help Desk Subscribe Account Profile Newsletters & Alerts Gift Subscriptions Contact Us Help Desk Accessibility for screenreader Early Lead by Matt Bonesteel by Matt Bonesteel Email the author April 12 at 1:14 PM Email the author Jay Wright certainly has the sartorial style to be an NBA coach. (AP Photo/David J. Phillip) The NBA’s regular season is over, which means it’s time for both the playoffs and for coaches of the non-playoff teams to get fired (if they already hadn’t gotten canned over the previous 82 games). Here’s a roundup of the comings and goings (or non-goings, as the case may be). [NBA playoff matchups: Who’s playing who in the East and West; complete first-round schedule] Knicks looking down a … [Read more...] about NBA coaching roundup: Knicks to make long-shot run at Villanova’s Jay Wright?