Parker Roberts’ 56th-minute goal hands Syracuse its first loss of the year, 2-1

first_imgFlorida goalkeeper Susi Espinoza made two of her four saves in the final 10 minutes. For the majority of the game, the Gators kept the ball in the Orange zone and unleashed 17 shots, five on net, at SU’s Courtney Brosnan. But the Orange made up for lost time as the game neared the 90th minute.No. 8 Florida (4-0-0) remained undefeated in large part to Espinoza’s late-game saves, beating the Orange (2-1-1), 2-1, in Syracuse’s first trip to Gainesville, FL since 2002. The Orange returns to SU Soccer Stadium to take on Cornell Thursday.Florida’s defense stifled SU’s offense in the early minutes while the offense scored its first goal seven minutes in. Gabby Seiler secured her own blocked shot and fired it past Brosnan and into the net.Sydney Brackett, who has produced 43 percent of Syracuse’s scoring output in 2017, scored her third goal of the season from eight yards out. The sophomore forward that only finished with one goal last year tied the game at one apiece after SU failed to let one shot off in the opening 23 minutes. Her third goal ranks tied for second in the Atlantic Coast Conference.The Gators unleashed 11 shots in the first half, but only four reached Brosnan in goal. Much of UF’s offense came off corner kicks, attempting nine including four to start the second half.AdvertisementThis is placeholder textFlorida commandeered Syracuse’s zone for the first 10 minutes of the second half and capped off its possession dominance in the 56th minute when Parker Roberts scored what became the game-winner. Facebook Twitter Google+ Published on August 27, 2017 at 9:46 pm Contact Bobby: [email protected]center_img Commentslast_img read more

Shohei Ohtani’s velocity shows alarming dip; arm soreness prompts Angels to schedule MRI

first_imgEarly on, Joe Maddon is maddening to Angels fans.Shohei Ohtani exited Sunday’s game after being largely ineffective vs. the Astros, pitching an inning and two thirds, giving up two runs but, arguably most alarmingly, walking five (four in the second inning).  The end of Ohtani’s outing may have had some warning signs there pic.twitter.com/mMPiyhlycb— Mike Petriello (@mike_petriello) August 2, 2020I realize now I have two versions of this tweet two years apart and this is NOT OKAYhttps://t.co/9TENCeidoX— Mike Petriello (@mike_petriello) August 3, 2020It’s been a rough go early on for the Angels and new manager Joe Maddon, whose pitching staff has been about as expected in 2020 — as in, not great. Luckily for the Angels, both Dylan Bundy and Griffin Canning have looked like encouraging answers for the rotation, but without Ohtani there are questions to how far the Angels will go if they make the postseason. That’s a big if at the moment.The biggest thing I saw with Shohei Ohtani was his significantly decreased arm speed and the fact that he’s flying open too early.Allow me to explain ⤵️ pic.twitter.com/SxRAQE9GtX— Danny Vietti (@DannyVietti) July 26, 2020The bullpen might be the bigger issue, though, with the Angels blowing five of six save opportunities already in 2020 and having the fourth-worst xFIP in MLB at 5.19, per Fangraphs. If you’re new to baseball, that’s not great!Maddon has long been questioned for his unorthodox approach to pitching and bullpen use, and that seems to have following him back to Los Angeles in his first year as Angels manager. If they’re going to be without Ohtani, it’s bad. And if Maddon can’t figure out what’s going wrong, it’s going to get a lot worse for LA. MORE: Mike Trout’s newborn was named with baseball in mindThe poor start followed another poor start from Ohtani, with his overall numbers on the season not great despite a small sample size: two starts, 1 2/3 innings, 37.50 ERA. Well, bad comes to worse, with Ohtani heading for an MRI after experiencing soreness in his pitching arm. Shohei Ohtani expressed discomfort in is pitching arm after today’s game. The club has sent him for an MRI, no results yet.— Fabian Ardaya (@FabianArdaya) August 3, 2020Unfortunately for Ohtani and the Angels, there was a harrowing trend in his velocity Sunday, with his fastball speed taking a concerning dip as his outing wore on. Per MLB.com’s Mike Petriello, that trend is similar to the last start Ohtani had before being shut down and having Tommy John surgery in 2018.last_img read more

Man Utd to Bayern – our guide to Bundesliga club to support based on Prem team

first_imgTHE BUNDESLIGA is primed for it’s second weekend of live action since returning from coronavirus suspension.English fans trying to decide which German team to adopt to satisfy their footy cravings can stop scratching their heads.5 Premier League fans will be cheering on Bundesliga sides this weekendAnd some Premier League supporters should find picking a Bundesliga club quite simple…Here at SunSport we’ve compiled this handy guide on who to follow – and tweet #adoptagerman to get involved on social media!BAYERN MUNICHLeague position: 1st Boss: Hansi FlickWhich Prem club would they be: MAN UTD. Biggest club in Germany and the one everyone else loves to hate.Why you should support them: Bayern have won seven titles in a row and a staggering 29 in total. Very rarely will you go home and kick the cat.BORUSSIA DORTMUNDLeague position: 2nd Boss: Lucien FavreWhich Prem club would they be: LIVERPOOL. Jurgen Klopp was boss, they sing You’ll Never Walk Alone…it’s a match made in heaven.Why you should support them: The Yellow Wall is the eighth wonder of the world. Capable of intimidating opponents and throwing confetti in perfect unison.RB LEIPZIGLeague position: 3rd Boss: Julian NagelsmannWhich Prem club would they be: MAN CITY. Gung-ho and wealthy. But City are liked by other fans, Leipzig are not.Why you should support them: They make Pep Guardiola look conservative. Three at the back, one vaguely defensive midfielder, everyone else bombs forward.5BORUSSIA MONCHENGLADBACHLeague position: 4th Boss: Marco RoseWhich Prem club would they be: ARSENAL. Big club, very successful in the 70s, can’t quite replicate their past glories.Why you should support them: Their sense of humour. When a Scottish pub called them ‘A German Team’ after giving up trying to spell their name, the club changed its Twitter tag to match.BAYER LEVERKUSENLeague position: 5th Boss: Peter BoszWhich Prem club would they be: CHELSEA. Exciting young talent, a regular top-four challenger and a mainstay in Europe.Why you should support them: The original works team. Gone from pharmaceutical XI to Champions League. Their Twitter account (@bayer04_en) is the best in Germany.SCHALKELeague position: 6th Boss: David WagnerWhich Prem club would they be: SPURS. Massive club, state-of-the-art stadium, haven’t won much recently.Why you should support them: Their ground is sponsored by a brewery and boasts a three-mile beer pipeline that pumps Pilsner to more than 100 bars.WOLFSBURGLeague position: 7th Boss: Oliver GlasnerWhich Prem club would they be: WOLVES. Clue is in the name. Both have plenty of bite and a European pedigree.Why you should support them: Backed by Volkswagen, who own the world’s biggest car plant next door, they are reliable, practical and capable of overtaking more illustrious models.5 Bayern are Germany’s biggest and most successful clubCredit: Getty Images – GettyFREIBURGLeague position: 8th Boss: Christian StreichWhich Prem club would they be: BURNLEY. Defying the odds season after season with team spirit and a cult figure as coach.Why you should support them: Their old-school stadium may not look much but the Black Forest background makes it the most picturesque in Germany. Shame they’re moving next season.HOFFENHEIMLeague position: 9th Boss: Alfred SchreuderWhich Prem club would they be: LEICESTER. Ruffled the feathers of the top-four hierarchy, albeit with significant investment.Why you should support them: If you play Football Manager, then they’re right up your street. Take a fifth division village side in 2000 to the Champions League…with the help of a lorry load of cash.COLOGNELeague position: 10th Boss: Markus GisdolWhich Prem club would they be: NEWCASTLE. Iconic stadium, crazy fanbase and a team capable of imploding at any minute.Why you should support them: Their mascot is a live goat called Hennes. Former striker Lukas Podolski loves the city so much he owns a kebab house there.UNION BERLINLeague position: 11th Boss: Urs FischerWhich Prem club would they be: SHEFF UTD. Promoted last May and the surprise package of this season’s Bundesliga.Why you should support them: What with the Cold War and a rivalry with the Stasi-backed BFC Dynamo, they haven’t had it easy. Their current stadium was actually rebuilt by their fans.5 Borussia Dortmund’s Yellow Wall is one of the most iconic stands in EuropeCredit: Getty Images – GettyEINTRACHT FRANKFURTLeague position: 12th Boss: Adi HutterWhich Prem club would they be: EVERTON. Should be higher in the table but always more likely to win a cup than a title.Why you should support them: The president Peter Fischer is almost as passionate as the fans. Once accused of inciting a pyrotechnic show by proclaiming: “The stadium must burn today.”HERTHA BERLINLeague position: 13th Boss: Bruno LabbadiaWhich Prem club would they be: WEST HAM. Big-city team playing in an Olympic Stadium, often accused of under-achieving.Why you should support them: They are never ever boring. Jurgen Klinsmann shocked the club in February by announcing his resignation as manager in a Facebook post.AUGSBURGLeague position: 14th Boss: Heiko HerrlichWhich Prem club would they be: BRIGHTON/WATFORD. Established as a top-flight club but always with one eye over their shoulder.Why you should support them: Despite living in the shadow of Munich, they are still burning brightly in the Bundesliga…partly due to the psychedelic lights that adorn their stadium.5 Schalke are one of Germany’s best-supported clubsCredit: Getty Images – GettyMAINZLeague position: 15th   Boss: Achim BeierlorzerWhich Prem club would they be: CRYSTAL PALACE. Likeable underdogs. The only difference is Mainz’s ground sits in a cornfield, Palace is a little more built up.Why you should support them: The club where Jurgen Klopp played and then cut his impressive teeth as a manager. Klopp won promotion to the top flight and is loved almost as much as their carnival season.FORTUNA DUSSELDORFLeague position: 16th   Boss: Uwe RoslerWhich Prem club would they be: SOUTHAMPTON. Enjoyed their most successful spell in the 70s when they were winning domestic cup competitions.Why you should support them: One of the oldest clubs in Germany and the setting for TV’s Auf Wiedersehen Pet. Also the home of 80s band Kraftwerk, who based their hit The Model on the city’s fashion industry.WERDER BREMENLeague position: 17th  Boss: Florian KohfeldtWhich Prem club would they be: ASTON VILLA. Countless trophies in the past. For a club of their size and stature, they should be nowhere near a relegation battle.Why you should support them: Every goal is greeted with an enthusiastic rendition of The Proclaimers’ 500 miles that puts most wedding parties to shame. The only ground in Germany you can reach by boat.MOST READ IN FOOTBALLTHROUGH ITRobbie Keane reveals Claudine’s father was ’50-50′ in coronavirus battleTOP SELLERGavin Whelan has gone from League of Ireland to David Beckham’s InstagramI SAW ROORodallega saw Rooney ‘drinking like madman’ & Gerrard ‘on bar dancing shirtless’PicturedAN EYEFULMeet Playboy model and football agent Anamaria Prodan bidding to buy her own clubExclusiveRIYAD RAIDMan City’s Riyad Mahrez has three luxury watches stolen in £500,000 raidNEXT STEPJonny Hayes set to move to English Championship having been let go by CelticKEANE DEALEx Man United youth ace David Jones says Roy Keane negotiated a contract for himREF RELEASEDChampions League ref Vincic released by cops after arrest in prostitution raidPADERBORNLeague position: 18th Boss: Steffen BaumgartWhich Prem club would they be: NORWICH/BOURNEMOUTH. A combination of the two. The size of Bournemouth coupled with the survival chances of Norwich.Why you should support them: They need all the help they can get. Promoted last year as surprise runners-up and a real yo-yo club. They have been in five different divisions in six years.last_img read more