Governor Wolf Visits York on “Schools that Teach” Tour

first_imgGovernor Wolf Visits York on “Schools that Teach” Tour Like Governor Tom Wolf on Facebook: Facebook.com/GovernorWolf Press Release,  Schools That Teach Harrisburg, PA – Today, Governor Tom Wolf joined students, teachers, administrators, and local leaders on a tour of Central York High School in York to discuss his historic $640 million dollar investment in Pennsylvania’s education system.“This year, the Central York School District received an additional $536,788 for classroom and special education funding,” said Governor Tom Wolf. “Combined with the increases secured under my first budget, the Central York School District has received a total increase of $1.1 million for basic and special education in two years.“I know school districts across the commonwealth are still struggling after the devastating cuts to education in the previous administration. I will continue to fight to ensure that all children, despite their zip code, will receive the education that they deserve.”On June 2, 2016, Governor Tom Wolf signed House Bill 1552 into law, which established a fair funding formula. House Bill 1552, now Act 35, establishes a fair, equitable formula for allocating new state funds to Pennsylvania schools. The Basic Education Funding Formula accounts for district-based factors including the wealth of the district, the district’s current tax effort, and the ability of the district to raise revenue.Funding for all of Pennsylvania schools has always been a Governor Wolf’s top priority. In this year’s budget, Governor Wolf secured an additional $200 million in basic education funding, as well as a $30 million increase for early childhood education, a $20 million increase for special education, a $10 million increase for early intervention, and a nearly $40 million increase for higher education. Working with the legislature, Governor Wolf secured historic increases at all levels of education in less than two years:$415 million in basic education funding.$60 million for early childhood education.$50 million in special education funding.$14.6 million for early intervention.$81.4 million for PASSHE and state-related schools.$16.4 million for Community Colleges December 19, 2016 SHARE Email Facebook Twitterlast_img read more

Canada Pension Plan invests $450m in oil, gas royalty firm

first_imgCanada’s largest pension fund is investing $450m (€396m) in oil and natural gas royalties through the acquisition of a majority stake in a US-based minerals company.The Canada Pension Plan Investment Board (CPPIB) said its wholly owned credit investment subsidiary would deploy the initial investment in LongPoint Minerals over the next three years.As a result, CPPIB has acquired a “significant” majority stake in the company, which has interest in royalties in 48 US states.In a statement, the CAD279bn (€191.8bn) fund said its exploitation would initially focus on the Mid-Continent Basin spanning six US states, the Permian Basin in New Mexico, and Denver-Julesburg Basin in LongPoint’s home state of Colorado. Commenting on the deal, Adam Vigna, managing director and head of principal credit investments at CPPIB said the multi-year commitment marked an “attractive” entry into the royalty sector.“In owning royalty interests,” Vigna said, “we are able to participate in production revenues without the burden of associated capital or operating costs.”He added: “We’ve partnered with LongPoint given management’s deep knowledge of these basin areas and successful proven track record spanning over 30 years of collective expertise.”CPPIB Credit Investments, has invested CAD30bn in credit markets on behalf of the fund, and also overseas its real estate debt activities.It recently participated in a €180m Romanian asset-backed bond, with properties owned by Globalworth Real Estate Investments.In March, it also revealed it was supporting the €3.7bn acquisition of LeasePlan, by a consortium of institutional investors including ATP and PGGM, with a €480m loan.For more on energy sector investments, see a recent special report in IPElast_img read more

Paddington market remains strong

first_imgThe kitchen has a modern twist.Video Player is loading.Play VideoPlayNext playlist itemMuteCurrent Time 0:00/Duration 6:04Loaded: 0%Stream Type LIVESeek to live, currently playing liveLIVERemaining Time -6:04 Playback Rate1xChaptersChaptersDescriptionsdescriptions off, selectedCaptionscaptions settings, opens captions settings dialogcaptions off, selectedQuality Levels720p720pHD576p576p432p432p270p270pAutoA, selectedAudio Tracken (Main), selectedFullscreenThis is a modal window.Beginning of dialog window. Escape will cancel and close the window.TextColorWhiteBlackRedGreenBlueYellowMagentaCyanTransparencyOpaqueSemi-TransparentBackgroundColorBlackWhiteRedGreenBlueYellowMagentaCyanTransparencyOpaqueSemi-TransparentTransparentWindowColorBlackWhiteRedGreenBlueYellowMagentaCyanTransparencyTransparentSemi-TransparentOpaqueFont Size50%75%100%125%150%175%200%300%400%Text Edge StyleNoneRaisedDepressedUniformDropshadowFont FamilyProportional Sans-SerifMonospace Sans-SerifProportional SerifMonospace SerifCasualScriptSmall CapsReset restore all settings to the default valuesDoneClose Modal DialogEnd of dialog window.This is a modal window. This modal can be closed by pressing the Escape key or activating the close button.Close Modal DialogThis is a modal window. This modal can be closed by pressing the Escape key or activating the close button.PlayMuteCurrent Time 0:00/Duration 0:00Loaded: 0%Stream Type LIVESeek to live, currently playing liveLIVERemaining Time -0:00 Playback Rate1xFullscreenFebruary: Brisbane CoreLogic RP Data market update06:05 Inside 241 Baroona Rd, Paddington.According to CoreLogic Data, the median house sale price for Paddington was $1.15 million, which had experienced a 12.2 per cent increase in the 12 months to October 2018.More from newsParks and wildlife the new lust-haves post coronavirus14 hours agoNoosa’s best beachfront penthouse is about to hit the market14 hours agoThe bedroom has classic features, from detailed fretwork to VJ walls.Place Paddington agent Sacha Hennessy said about 80 groups had inspected the property throughout the campaign and “multiple offers” had been received.“It was a classic Queenslander but had a modern twist to the renovation and appealed to the full gamut of buyers from young couples to rent-vesters,” Ms Hennessy said.“The luck buyers were a couple from interstate … who were predominantly looking in the area.” The bathroom follows suit, with coloured rolled glass windows.The 120-year-old home had been recently renovated.Ms Hennessy said Paddington continued to perform strongly.“It’s a very solid performer, and it is attractive to not just locals but interstate buyers because of its proximity to good schools, cafes and the city,” she said.center_img The house at 241 Baroona Rd, Paddington, sold for $1.6 million.A CHARACTER home at Paddington has sold for interstate buyers for $1.6 million.The sale of 241 Baroona Rd was $450,000 more than the suburb median sale price.last_img read more

2 drug suspects fall in buy-bust

first_imgThe 36-year-oldMichael Molinos of Barangay 2, La Carlota City and 46-year-old Aileen Claridadof Barangay Magsungay were caught around 12:30 p.m. on Jan. 7, a police reportshowed. BACOLOD City –Police arrested two drug suspects in a buy-bust operation in Barangay 3, LaCarlota City, Negros Occidental. The suspectswere detained in the custodial facility of La Carlota City police station. Recovered fromtheir possession were 18 sachets of suspected shabu valued at around P50,000,P500 marked money, P520 cash, and drug paraphernalia. Charges forviolation of Republic Act 9165, or the Comprehensive Dangerous Drugs Act of2002 will be filed against them./PNlast_img read more

Former Laurel cop charged with theft, misconduct

first_imgClinton EllisLaurel, In. — Former Laurel reserve police officer Clinton Ellis, 34, has been charged with two thefts and official misconduct by Indiana State Police.The investigation began in December when Ellis gave a stolen handgun to another Laurel police officer. The police report says Ellis allegedly kept the handgun following a search warrant service in November of 2017.As the investigation unfolded, detectives determined Ellis allegedly misappropriated $2,500 from the town of Laurel to be used in a drug investigation in November of 2016.Ellis is being held in the Franklin County Security Center pending his initial court appearance. Ellis was relieved as a police officer in January of 2018.last_img read more

Guyana men pick up second win at CAC Hockey qualifiers

first_img… Women play to scoreless draw against JamaicaIT was a day of mixed fortunes for Guyana’s men and women yesterday in Jamaica, where they are featuring in the Central American and Caribbean (CAC) Games Hockey qualifiers, being played at the hockey pitch, University of the West Indies (UWI) Mona campus.The men’s side, playing in their second game of the tournament, defeated Guatemala 4-0 for their second win, while the women, facing Jamaica in their third match, played to a scoreless draw.The result was identical as their previous game, and will see them sit third in the standings on five points (one win, two draws) behind table-leaders Jamaica (seven points) and Bermuda (seven points).Meanwhile, having opened the tournament with a 4-1 win over Puerto Rico, Guyana went into the game with confidence, especially after watching Panama hammer Guatemala 6-0 in their contest.Jamarj Assanah opened the account eight minutes into the game, to give Guyana a 1-0 advantage and they held on until the second half, when Aroydy Brandford scored in the 47th minute to make it 2-0.Robert France scored a field goal in the 54th minute to make it 3-0, and four minutes later (58th), Orlando Semple put the icing on the cake for the Guyanese men who still sit behind the Jamaica despite sharing six points apiece.The Guyanese men will play their third game today against Panama from 15:30hrs, while the women will face Bermuda from 11:30hrs in a game that they will want to win in order to remain in the hunt to finish in the top two and qualify for the 2018 CAC Hockey Championships in Colombia.last_img read more

Vardy Named Footballer Player of the Year

first_img“The Jamie Vardy story clearly captured the imagination of so many writers,” FWA Chairman Andy Dunn told Reuters.“His record-breaking feat of scoring in 11 consecutive matches is the jewel in what will surely be Leicester City’s Premier League crown.“And the Footballer of the Year award is not just a reflection of his fantastic season but recognition of a remarkable journey from non-league to the international stage.”Vardy, who won 36 per cent of the vote, is the first Englishman to win the award since Scott Parker in 2011 and the first Leicester player to win it since it was started in 1948.In winning the award, he beat team mates Riyad Mahrez and N’Golo Kante, who finished second and third, while Danny Drinkwater, Kasper Schmeichel, Wes Morgan and Danny Simpson were the other Leicester players who received votes.“It is testament to their all-round excellence that so many Leicester players polled votes from our members,” Dunn added.Leicester who leads the division by seven points ahead of second-placed Tottenham Hotspur, was crowned champions last night as Spurs drew 2-2 with Chelsea at Stamford Bridge.Vardy, who was suspended for Leicester’s last two games, will return to the side for their home match against Everton next Saturday.Share this:FacebookRedditTwitterPrintPinterestEmailWhatsAppSkypeLinkedInTumblrPocketTelegram Leicester City striker Jamie Vardy has been voted Footballer of the Year by the Football Writers’ Association (FWA).The 29-year-old has scored 22 league goals to help fire his team from 5,000-1 outsiders to odds-on favourites to win the Premier League title for the first time this season.Vardy, who built his career away from the spotlight at Stocksbridge, Halifax and Fleetwood Town, became the first player to score in 11 consecutive Premier League matches earlier this season.last_img read more

Clayton Kershaw levels the Giants in 9-0 victory

first_imgSeveral Dodgers broke out of slumps Tuesday. Chris Taylor went 2 for 4 on the heels of a three-strikeout performance the night before. Barnes’ seventh-inning single gave him his first RBI since May 26 and gave every Dodgers starting position player at least one hit. Joc Pederson led off the game with a home run, ending an 11-game homerless drought.The crushing blow: Hernandez’s slam against Giants reliever Trevor Gott, only the second home run Gott has surrendered in 26 appearances this season. Hernandez had been sitting on 10 home runs since June 4, long enough to have lost his grip on the starting second baseman’s job.Cody Bellinger, Alex Verdugo and Matt Beaty had two hits apiece before an announced crowd of 48,219 at Dodger Stadium. The Dodgers (49-25) won for the sixth time in 11 games against the Giants (31-40), who had won five of their last six.“You face a team twice in three starts, you try and get a little more creative probably, especially if you get hit around by a few guys,” Kershaw said. “Just try and be a little creative, mix up the game plan a little bit and hope it works out.”Giants right-hander Shaun Anderson (2-2) fell behind two pitches into his evening. Pederson’s 19th home run of the season traveled 391 feet to left field – his 15th leadoff home run as a Dodger, second in franchise history to Davey Lopes.The 1-0 lead didn’t last long. The next batter, Verdugo, dumped a single into left-center field and scored on a Justin Turner double.The Dodgers didn’t score again until the sixth inning, when Taylor laid down a safety squeeze that confounded the Giants’ defense with runners on first and third base. Max Muncy scored to make it 3-0.“That was a play that I wanted to see happen,” Manager Dave Roberts said. “To the players’ credit, they executed. It’s a situation where you want to tack on an extra run, put a little pressure on those guys. We executed perfectly, got a run, got an RBI, and he got a base hit out of it. Really good baseball play.”By scoring six runs in the seventh inning, the Dodgers were able to save their best bullpen arms. Dylan Floro pitched a scoreless eighth inning. Joe Kelly, making his first appearance in eight days, pitched a scoreless ninth.Kershaw’s next start will not come on four days of rest. Roberts announced before the game that he will use a spot starter sometime in the next four days. The spot starter – likely Julio Urías or Ross Stripling – figures to be unavailable the next few days, so Kershaw’s seven-inning performance came at a good time. He’s one of only five pitchers averaging more than 6½ innings per start this season.Some things, it seems, never change.“It’s very rare for a pitcher to have all his pitches working on a particular night,” Roberts said. “I just thought that the way (Kershaw) sequenced, pitching to all parts of the zone, the slider was good, the fastball command – he just wills his way to be efficient, to get outs.”“He’s getting to a good place. He really is. It was fun to watch him.” Kershaw (7-1) didn’t feel all that dominant. He was starting on regular rest for just the third time this season. He was pitching against the Giants for the second time in two weeks; the previous outing resulted in his only loss of the season.“I got a little better as the game went on,” said Kershaw, his ability to downplay a near-flawless game still sharp. “The first few innings there I didn’t land my curveball really well. Started getting a little bit better toward the end. I made some OK pitches when I needed to. It was a little bit of a grind tonight, but fortunately, I got some big plays defensively.”“Even when (Kershaw) doesn’t feel good – I know I say this all the time – he kind of outwills the other team,” Dodgers catcher Austin Barnes said. “Kind of grinds it out. He gave us seven shutout innings and I don’t really think he ever felt really that great today.”A 90-mph fastball doesn’t always portend dominance. Kevin Pillar formally eliminated the possibility of another no-hitter with a single in the second inning.Yet as results go, this game was indistinguishable from peak Kershaw. The Giants’ only extra-base hit was a “double” by Pillar – a low-arcing fly ball that Verdugo underran in left-center field in the seventh inning. Kershaw got through the inning anyway, striking out Brandon Crawford on his 100th and final pitch. He struck out six batters in all against two walks and three hits, lowering his earned-run average to 2.85. PreviousCali and Charley Kershaw throw out the first pitch before their father, Dodgers pitcher Clayton Kershaw, takes the mound for Tuesday’s game against the Giants at Dodger Stadium. (Photo by Hans Gutknecht, Los Angeles Daily News/SCNG)The Dodgers’ Alex Verdugo slides home ahead of the throw to Giants catcher Buster Posey to score on a double by Justin Turner during Tuesday’s game at Dodger Stadium. The ball is to the right of Posey’s hip. (Photo by John McCoy/Getty Images)Dodger starting pitcher Clayton Kershaw #22 during their game against the Giants at Dodger Stadium in Los Angeles Tuesday, June 18, 2019. (Photo by Hans Gutknecht, Los Angeles Daily News/SCNG) SoundThe gallery will resume insecondsDodger starting pitcher Clayton Kershaw #22 during their game against the Giants at Dodger Stadium in Los Angeles Tuesday, June 18, 2019. (Photo by Hans Gutknecht, Los Angeles Daily News/SCNG)The Dodgers’ Joc Pederson #31 catches a fly ball during their game against the Giants at Dodger Stadium in Los Angeles Tuesday, June 18, 2019. (Photo by Hans Gutknecht, Los Angeles Daily News/SCNG)Giants starting pitcher Shaun Anderson #64 during their game against the Dodgers at Dodger Stadium in Los Angeles Tuesday, June 18, 2019. (Photo by Hans Gutknecht, Los Angeles Daily News/SCNG)Los Angeles Dodgers’ Joc Pederson hits a solo home run as San Francisco Giants catcher Buster Posey watches during the first inning of a baseball game Tuesday, June 18, 2019, in Los Angeles. (AP Photo/Mark J. Terrill)Los Angeles Dodgers’ Joc Pederson hits a solo home run off San Francisco Giants starting pitcher Shaun Anderson, front, during the first inning of a baseball game Tuesday, June 18, 2019, in Los Angeles. (AP Photo/Mark J. Terrill)The Dodgers’ Joc Pederson #31 hits a homer in the first inning during their game against the Giants at Dodger Stadium in Los Angeles Tuesday, June 18, 2019. (Photo by Hans Gutknecht, Los Angeles Daily News/SCNG)The Dodgers’ Joc Pederson #31 rounds the bases after hitting a home run in the first inning during their game against the Giants at Dodger Stadium in Los Angeles Tuesday, June 18, 2019. (Photo by Hans Gutknecht, Los Angeles Daily News/SCNG)The Dodgers’ Joc Pederson #31 rounds the bases after hitting a home run in the first inning during their game against the Giants at Dodger Stadium in Los Angeles Tuesday, June 18, 2019. (Photo by Hans Gutknecht, Los Angeles Daily News/SCNG)The Dodgers’ Joc Pederson #31 points to the sky after hitting a home run in the first inning during their game against the Giants at Dodger Stadium in Los Angeles Tuesday, June 18, 2019. (Photo by Hans Gutknecht, Los Angeles Daily News/SCNG)LOS ANGELES, CA – JUNE 18: Alex Verdugo #27 congradulates Joc Pederson #31 of the Los Angeles Dodgers on his first inning home run against Shaun Anderson #64 of the San Francisco Giants at Dodger Stadium on June 18, 2019 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by John McCoy/Getty Images)The Dodgers’ Alex Verdugo slides home ahead of a throw that Giants catcher Buster Posey could not catch to score on a double by Justin Turner during the first inning of Tuesday’s game at Dodger Stadium. (AP Photo/Mark J. Terrill)The Dodgers’ Alex Verdugo slides home ahead of the throw to Giants catcher Buster Posey to score on a double by Justin Turner during the first inning of Tuesday’s game at Dodger Stadium. (Photo by Hans Gutknecht, Los Angeles Daily News/SCNG)LOS ANGELES, CA – JUNE 18: Alex Verdugo #27 of the Los Angeles Dodgers beats the throw to Buster Posey #28 of the San Francisco Giants to score on a double by Justin Turner #10os Angeles, California. (Photo by John McCoy/Getty Images)Los Angeles Dodgers’ Alex Verdugo scores on a double by Justin Turner after San Francisco Giants catcher Buster Posey missed the throw during the first inning of a baseball game Tuesday, June 18, 2019, in Los Angeles. (AP Photo/Mark J. Terrill)LOS ANGELES, CA – JUNE 18: Alex Verdugo #27 of the Los Angeles Dodgers looks up after sliding home safe beating the throw to Buster Posey #28 of the San Francisco Giants to score on a double by Justin Turner #10 on June 18, 2019 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by John McCoy/Getty Images)Dodger starting pitcher Clayton Kershaw #22 during their game against the Giants at Dodger Stadium in Los Angeles Tuesday, June 18, 2019. (Photo by Hans Gutknecht, Los Angeles Daily News/SCNG)The Dodgers’ Cody Bellinger #35 reacts during their game against the Giants at Dodger Stadium in Los Angeles Tuesday, June 18, 2019. (Photo by Hans Gutknecht, Los Angeles Daily News/SCNG)The Dodgers’ Cody Bellinger #35 doubles in the third inning during their game against the Giants at Dodger Stadium in Los Angeles Tuesday, June 18, 2019. (Photo by Hans Gutknecht, Los Angeles Daily News/SCNG)The Dodgers’ Cody Bellinger #35 doubles in the third inning during their game against the Giants at Dodger Stadium in Los Angeles Tuesday, June 18, 2019. (Photo by Hans Gutknecht, Los Angeles Daily News/SCNG)Dodger starting pitcher Clayton Kershaw #22 fields a bunt by the Giants’ Kevin Pillar #1 in the fourth inning during their game at Dodger Stadium in Los Angeles Tuesday, June 18, 2019. (Photo by Hans Gutknecht, Los Angeles Daily News/SCNG)Dodger starting pitcher Clayton Kershaw #22 tosses to first for the out on a bunt by the Giants’ Kevin Pillar #1 in the fourth inning during their game at Dodger Stadium in Los Angeles Tuesday, June 18, 2019. (Photo by Hans Gutknecht, Los Angeles Daily News/SCNG)LOS ANGELES, CA – JUNE 18: Joc Pederson #31 of the Los Angeles Dodgers catches a ball hit by Donovan Solano #7 of the San Francisco Giants in the first inning at Dodger Stadium on June 18, 2019 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by John McCoy/Getty Images)LOS ANGELES, CA – JUNE 18: Cody Bellinger #35 of the Los Angeles Dodgers leaps to catch a ball hit by Tyler Austin #19 of the San Francisco Giants in the sixth inning at Dodger Stadium on June 18, 2019 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by John McCoy/Getty Images)The Dodgers’ Cody Bellinger #35 slides in to third base beating the tag of Giants third baseman Evan Longoria in the seventh inning #10 during their game at Dodger Stadium in Los Angeles Tuesday, June 18, 2019. (Photo by Hans Gutknecht, Los Angeles Daily News/SCNG)The Dodgers’ Cody Bellinger #35 slides in to third base beating the tag of Giants third baseman Evan Longoria in the seventh inning #10 during their game at Dodger Stadium in Los Angeles Tuesday, June 18, 2019. (Photo by Hans Gutknecht, Los Angeles Daily News/SCNG)The Dodgers’ Cody Bellinger #35 slides in to third base beating the tag of Giants third baseman Evan Longoria in the seventh inning #10 during their game at Dodger Stadium in Los Angeles Tuesday, June 18, 2019. (Photo by Hans Gutknecht, Los Angeles Daily News/SCNG)The Dodgers’ Kiké Hernandez hits a grand slam home run in the seventh inning during their game against the Giants at Dodger Stadium in Los Angeles Tuesday, June 18, 2019. (Photo by Hans Gutknecht, Los Angeles Daily News/SCNG)The Dodgers’ Kiké Hernandez rounds the bases after hitting a grand slam home run in the seventh inning during their game against the Giants at Dodger Stadium in Los Angeles Tuesday, June 18, 2019. (Photo by Hans Gutknecht, Los Angeles Daily News/SCNG)The Dodgers’ Kiké Hernandez rounds the bases after hitting a grand slam home run in the seventh inning during their game against the Giants at Dodger Stadium in Los Angeles Tuesday, June 18, 2019. (Photo by Hans Gutknecht, Los Angeles Daily News/SCNG)The Dodgers’ Kiké Hernandez is congratulated by Justin Turner #10 after Hernandez hit a grand slam home run in the seventh inning during their game against the Giants at Dodger Stadium in Los Angeles Tuesday, June 18, 2019. (Photo by Hans Gutknecht, Los Angeles Daily News/SCNG)The Dodgers’ Kiké Hernandez is congratulated by Chris Taylor #3 and Austin Barnes #15 after hitting a grand slam home run in the seventh inning during their game against the Giants at Dodger Stadium in Los Angeles Tuesday, June 18, 2019. (Photo by Hans Gutknecht, Los Angeles Daily News/SCNG)The Dodgers’ Alex Verdugo #27 leaps in an attempt to catch a deep fly ball hit by the Giants Kevin Pillar #1 in the seventh inning during their game at Dodger Stadium in Los Angeles Tuesday, June 18, 2019. (Photo by Hans Gutknecht, Los Angeles Daily News/SCNG)Giants pitcher Derek Holland #45 during their game against the Dodgers at Dodger Stadium in Los Angeles Tuesday, June 18, 2019. (Photo by Hans Gutknecht, Los Angeles Daily News/SCNG)The Dodgers’ Cody Bellinger #35 reacts as he crosses home plate to score in the seventh inning during their game against the Giants at Dodger Stadium in Los Angeles Tuesday, June 18, 2019. (Photo by Hans Gutknecht, Los Angeles Daily News/SCNG)The Dodgers’ Cody Bellinger #35 reacts as he crosses home plate to score in the seventh inning during their game against the Giants at Dodger Stadium in Los Angeles Tuesday, June 18, 2019. (Photo by Hans Gutknecht, Los Angeles Daily News/SCNG)Los Angeles Dodgers relief pitcher Joe Kelly throws during the ninth inning of the team’s baseball game against the San Francisco Giants on Tuesday, June 18, 2019, in Los Angeles. (AP Photo/Mark J. Terrill)Los Angeles Dodgers catcher Austin Barnes, left, and relief pitcher Joe Kelly congratulate each other after the Dodgers defeated the San Francisco Giants 9-0 in a baseball game Tuesday, June 18, 2019, in Los Angeles. (AP Photo/Mark J. Terrill)Ellen Kershaw coaches her children Cali and Charley on the mound before they threw out the first pitch before their father, Dodgers pitcher Clayton Kershaw, started Tuesday’s game against the Giants at Dodger Stadium. (Photo by John McCoy/Getty Images)Cali and Charley Kershaw throw out the first pitch before their father, Dodgers pitcher Clayton Kershaw, takes the mound for Tuesday’s game against the Giants at Dodger Stadium. (Photo by Hans Gutknecht, Los Angeles Daily News/SCNG)Ellen Kershaw looks on as children Cali and Charley throw out the first pitch before their dad Dodgers pitcher Clayton Kershaw takes the mound at Dodger Stadium to face the Giants in Los Angeles Tuesday, June 18, 2019. (Photo by Hans Gutknecht, Los Angeles Daily News/SCNG)Cali and Charley Kershaw throw out the first pitch before their father, Dodgers pitcher Clayton Kershaw, takes the mound for Tuesday’s game against the Giants at Dodger Stadium. (Photo by Hans Gutknecht, Los Angeles Daily News/SCNG)The Dodgers’ Alex Verdugo slides home ahead of the throw to Giants catcher Buster Posey to score on a double by Justin Turner during Tuesday’s game at Dodger Stadium. The ball is to the right of Posey’s hip. (Photo by John McCoy/Getty Images)NextShow Caption1 of 43The Dodgers’ Alex Verdugo slides home ahead of the throw to Giants catcher Buster Posey to score on a double by Justin Turner during Tuesday’s game at Dodger Stadium. The ball is to the right of Posey’s hip. (Photo by John McCoy/Getty Images)ExpandLOS ANGELES — Clayton Kershaw was on the winning end of another blowout Tuesday, five years to the day after he threw the only no-hitter of his career.Unlike that game, the Dodgers’ 9-0 victory over the San Francisco Giants will not be commemorated with a bobblehead five years hence. It was merely a reminder of what Kershaw looks like on a good night. He still looks like the guy on the bobblehead.The left-hander threw seven shutout innings, his first scoreless start since Game 2 of last year’s National League Division Series. On a night when the Dodgers matched their largest margin of victory since March, the Giants couldn’t advance a runner past second base until the ninth inning.“(Kershaw) is as effective as he’s ever been,” said Kiké Hernandez, whose grand slam in the seventh inning provided the final blow.center_img Newsroom GuidelinesNews TipsContact UsReport an Errorlast_img read more

You can call USWNT legend Carli Lloyd super, but please don’t call her a sub

first_imgShe happily arranged to talk in 2018 when we were preparing a piece on Liverpool fans’ memories of the club’s 2005 Champions League miracle in Istanbul.So it was a little bit surprising when, upon asking Lloyd about performing in the role of “super-sub” with the 2019 U.S. women’s national team, we received a quick glare that felt as if it could have melted our retinas, or at least resulted in a bad sunburn.MORE: A complete guide to the 2019 Women’s World CupOur mistake was to point out how successful she’s been as a reserve — five goals and two assists in her past five games — and to ask: What is it that’s allowed her to adjust so well?No. She hasn’t accepted this role. If she did, she would not be Carli Lloyd.She also answered that question thoughtfully, honestly and expansively, which also was the Carli Lloyd thing to do.“I wouldn’t say it’s adjusting. I would say it’s trying to earn a starting spot back,” Lloyd told Sporting News. “There’s no adjusting to being a super-sub. There’s grinding every single day while none of you guys are watching. Repetition after repetition of continuously getting better at things I can get better at. I’m going to be hungry to continue to get better. I’m not sitting here and saying I have the game solved and I’m a perfect player.”Lloyd last was a regular starter for the USWNT in 2017, when she opened in nine of her 13 appearances. A year ago, when coach Jill Ellis fully embraced the team’s current 4-3-3 formation — featuring a forward line of Megan Rapinoe, Alex Morgan and Tobin Heath — Lloyd was down to five starts in 18 games. It might have been telling that four of her seven goals in 2018 came in the games she started, including a hat trick in last year’s World Cup qualifying tournament against Panama.As the 2019 FIFA Women’s World Cup has grown nearer, though, her fight to regain a starting position escalated.MORE: Why Julie Ertz has become the USWNT’s most indispensable player“I’m trying to get off the bench,” she told someone else with a chuckle. “If I liked coming off the bench, it’d be something wrong. That’s not my mindset. You know, I want to do everything I can to help this team. I’ve been sharp every single day in training, which none of you see. And I’m just trying to be better every single day.”She left Ellis with something to think about by striking for two goals in a 6-0 friendly victory against Belgium in early April, the last game the team played before beginning the World Cup send-off series in early May. She scored in two of those three games, as well, including twice against New Zealand at Busch Stadium in St. Louis.Which is where we discussed that whole “adjusting” thing.Lloyd, 36, could have retired not long after her masterpiece in Canada in 2015 and ranked among the greats the U.S. has produced. She was named FIFA World Player of the Year in 2015, joining unquestioned legends Mia Hamm and Abby Wambach. When the award was renamed Best FIFA Women’s Player, a title that seems less elegant but still carries tremendous weight, she won that in 2016.Again, though, that is not the Carli Lloyd thing to do. She may not have Hamm’s legacy or Wambach’s goals, but it’s possible there’s never been a more competitive player in the three decades of the USWNT program.MORE: How to watch USWNT matches at the 2019 World Cup“That’s what is her fuel,” Fox Sports lead analyst Aly Wagner told SN. “If you follow her on Twitter or Instagram, you see it in her posts. Even when she won World Player of the Year, she still was posting like, ‘When people don’t believe in me, I will prove them wrong.’“That is exactly who she is, and I can see her ultimately playing a big role in this tournament. Of course, not in a starting role. But I do think, undoubtedly, she believes — as she should — that she should start. When I wasn’t starting, you think, ‘This coach is crazy. What do they not see?’ I mean, that’s how every player not starting thinks, and should think, quite frankly.“This situation is a Lloyd-esque type of entry into a world tournament where she can actually make a big splash. She thrives off of this position.”Lloyd’s 274 caps are tied for fourth all-time among U.S. players. Her 110 goals rank fourth among U.S. players and tied for seventh in women’s world soccer history. Over the years, Carli Lloyd has been a delightful interview subject for Sporting News.She eagerly spoke with us by telephone in advance of the 2015 FIFA Women’s World Cup. It turned out wonderfully for both of us, because the article that resulted presaged her dominant performance as the United States won its third World Cup championship. Her legacy will not be found in accumulation, though. It is in the biggest moments. Lloyd delivered the winning goal in extra time against Brazil at the 2008 Olympic games in Beijing. After being benched entering the Olympics in 2012, she quickly got her spot back because of a teammates’ injury and wound up scoring both goals in the gold-medal game against Japan. She scored three times in the World Cup final in 2015.“These last three or four years, I’ve just tried to reinvent my game, make me a better thinker on the field: smarter, smarter with runs, a better finisher,” Lloyd said. “I’ve had loads of obstacles throughout my career … where there’s a will, there’s a way. You see that all throughout professional sports. Those moments come, and there’s players that seize those moments, and there’s players that don’t.”For me, I turn every challenging situation into a positive.”last_img read more

Will an NFL team sign Colin Kaepernick? Here are the most likely scenarios following the QB’s workout

first_imgTier 4: The Colin Kaepernick gadget plansPatriots: They don’t mind going rogue on players who could help them in some versatile way, so, just saying.Saints: Teddy Bridgewater is a pending unrestricted free agent, and Taysom Hill is a pending restricted free agent, so, just saying.Tier 5: The Colin Kaepernick no plansBengals: Andy Dalton and Ryan Finley don’t look like answers for 2020, but they will likely have a clear shot at LSU’s Joe Burrow or Herbert. Plus, this organization doesn’t do outside-the-box things.Raiders: Derek Carr is balling out, and Kap is a completely different style of QB.Jets: Adam Gase is all in on Sam Darnold, for better or worse.Giants: He’s not right behind Daniel Jones.Browns: He’s not right behind Baker Mayfield.Vikings: The run-heavy offense is still tailored to a traditional pocket passer such as Kirk Cousins.Rams: Their system needs more of a pocket distributor such as Jared Goff.Colts: Their system is great, but it doesn’t call for a running QB.Chiefs: They don’t need to force anything with him behind Patrick Mahomes. Tier 3: The Colin Kaepernick option plansBills: Josh Allen hasn’t progressed much from his rookie season, with running still being a big part of his game. Buffalo could push him a little more in Year 3 with Kaepernick behind him instead of Matt Barkley.Panthers: Kyle Allen looks like he might have the goods for a longer-term stay as the QB. With or without Cam Newton in the picture, Carolina needs to be open to more possibilities for 2020, and the presence of Eric Reid gets it on the Kap radar.Dolphins: We’ll presume the Dolphins will attach themselves to someone such as Oregon’s Justin Herbert with a top-five pick in the draft, but if not, Kap would be an interesting bridge alternative to Ryan Fitzpatrick, signed through 2020.Buccaneers: We’ll presume the Bucs want to lock up Jameis Winston for the longer term, but if not, Kap would need to be among the several reboot options.Chargers: We expect Philip Rivers to be re-signed before his pending free agency, but retirement can’t be totally ruled out. And given his backup is Kap-like Tyrod Taylor (signed through 2020), who knows?Tier 3: The Colin Kaepernick emergency plansLions: They’re out of playoff contention, so they’re probably fine playing out the string if needed with Jeff Driskel should Matthew Stafford need more time on the shelf.Steelers: Mason Rudolph had a bad game to hurt their playoff chances in Week 11, but they won’t do anything radical change-wise to save a wild-card berth.Eagles: Carson Wentz tends to have injury issues this time of year, but they seem OK going down with the Josh McCown route.Texans: Deshaun Watson has suffered a devastating injury before, but they probably would trust AJ McCarron should something happen to him.Packers: Should Aaron Rodgers go down, it would be Tim Boyle. But it’s still hard to see them fitting Kap in Matt LaFleur’s offense.Cowboys: Should Dak Prescott go down, it would be Cooper Rush. But it’s still hard to see them fitting Kap in Kellen Moore’s offense. (Getty Images) https://images.daznservices.com/di/library/sporting_news/85/b0/colin-kaepernick-getty-111619-ftrjpg_1x648q38izxkz10b39nxud7yte.jpg?t=1986888374&w=500&quality=80 (Getty Images) https://images.daznservices.com/di/library/sporting_news/c5/61/colin-kaepernick-workout-111619-ftr_1g9qbpo4yl2pj1q85oxn5hnyn2.png?t=1987323518&w=500&quality=80 The odds are still slim, given Kaepernick still carries come controversy with him, and at age 32, there are questions about whether he still has the skills to effectively contribute to an offense that fits his style of play.WATCH: Highlights from Kaepernick’s workoutBased on all that, here’s breaking down all 32 teams in tiers for their potential interest in Kaepernick, from now to 2020, from the possibly maybe to those who definitely won’t sign him.Tier 1: The Colin Kaepernick backup plansRavens: This one is obvious. The guy who did things like Lamar Jackson before Lamar Jackson was Kaepernick, under the same offensive coordinator, Greg Roman, under a different coaching Harbaugh. Robert Griffin III Is an OK backup, but should something happen to Jackson, putting Kap in action would seem to make more sense. RGIII, however, is signed through 2020.Seahawks: They have danced around their interest in Kaepernick, but given how durable Russell Wilson is, there has been no need to consider him for real, as Geno Smith is fine as a clipboard holder and coin-flip caller. But this other run-heavy offense would also seem to be viable for Kaepernick’s mobility and big arm. Smith is a pending free agent.Cardinals: We should mention the situation behind Kyler Murray if we did so for Jackson and Wilson. Brett Hundley also is a pending free agent, and Kliff Kingsbury’s spread attack that incorporates Murray’s athleticism has a shot to be welcoming for Kaepernick.Tier 2: The Colin Kaepernick desperation plansBears: Mitchell Trubisky’s regression has the Bears doubting everything at the most important position with a team ready to win now defensively. They need to give Kaepernick due diligence along with every other QB option in 2020.Titans: Marcus Mariota and Ryan Tannehill are pending free agents. Tannehill might be pushing for a re-sign, but there is some reason for Tennessee to kick the tires on Kaepernick.Redskins: Dwayne Haskins has been shaky in a lost offensive season after the firing of Jay Gruden. A new coach in 2020 might want to attach himself to completely different QB options across the board.Broncos: We know John Elway likes bridge quarterbacks of all styles, and he did mull over whether Kaepernick would have fit in Denver in the past. The Joe Flacco-Brandon Allen-Drew Lock mess with no guaranteed shot at a top first-round QB might prompt more Kap consideration. Free-agent NFL quarterback Colin Kaepernick went through his workout in Atlanta on Saturday looking to return the league. Regardless of how it went down, at a different time and place from when and where it was scheduled, and whatever you think about its legitimacy, from both the NFL and Kaepernick’s camp, it raises one fundamental question.Now that several teams have had a good look at him in great shape, is there a real chance one of them will sign him? Falcons: All their constant offensive changes cater to the traditional skill set of Matt Ryan.Jaguars: They’ve got their options now for a while between Nick Foles and Gardner Minshew.49ers: He’s not going back to where it all started.last_img read more