The time has come for giants to launch baseballs into the night sky. Major League Baseball’s Home Run Derby arrives Monday evening at Nationals Park as a leather-smashing appetizer for the 89th All-Star Game on Tuesday. The Derby since 2015 features eight players each with four minutes to hit as many home runs as possible. They all get a 30-second timeout during the round to catch their breath. When to take that timeout is up to the hitter. That format has changed the calculus for Derby participants. Over the three years of the new format, the number of long balls required to win the event has varied widely. Todd Frazier needed only 39 in 2015. Giancarlo Stanton bashed 61 in 2016 and Aaron Judge hit 47 last year. But more consistent results have come from the college ranks, which use th
Live England vs India 18th over: IND 122/1 (Sharma 45* Kohli 36*) Ben Stokes returns well...initially. A slower ball deceives Kohli, who is almost caught at cover. India run one for that, and get another to third man via Sharma. Kohli then strikes through extra cover deliciously, drawing a scream of anguish from Stokes. A short ball is pulled for two and India have added eight. An ominous eight. Drinks now. 17th over: IND 114/1 (Sharma 44* Kohli 29*) Sharma punches one, Kohli cuts two. After that, Rashid keeps his composure. Kohli is almost bowled via a ricochet off his body and two more dots foreshadow a single from Kohli to finish. 16th over: IND 110/1 (Sharma 43* Kohli 26*) A quiet over, consisting of two singles. Until Ko
A Juventus e o Real Madrid se acertaram sobre a transferência — e quase novela — de Cristiano Ronaldo. O atleta está de férias na Grécia e desembarcará para a próxima temporada na Itália. O adeus oficial do maior goleador da história dos merengues é apenas uma questão de horas, de acordo com o jornal espanhol "Marca". O presidente Florentino respeitou a vontade do atleta e decidiu facilitar a negociação. O anúncio deve ser feito ainda nesta terça-feira. O presidente da Velha Senhora foi flagrado embarcando rumo a Grécia para se encontrar com o português após a autorização do clube espanhol nesta manhã. De acordo com o "Marca", o novo técnico do Real, Julen Lopetegui, entrou em contato com o jogador para convencê-lo a permanecer na Espanha, mas Cristiano estava decidido a ir rumo a um
France vs Belgium Live Score Streaming, FIFA World Cup 2018 Semi Final Live Streaming: With the 2018 World Cup in Russia entering the semifinal round, the stage is set for a thrilling contest between two of the most attack-minded teams in the tournament so far – France and Belgium. While Belgium have scored the most number of goals in Russia, they have also appeared to be a little weaker when defending. France, on the other hand, have been absolutely entertaining in front, with the teenager Kylian Mbappe running down the opposition with his pace and dribbling. They defeated Uruguay 2-0 in the quarters, and will be eager to book a ticket to the final. Catch live updates as we build up towards France’s World Cup semifinal match against Belgium. For the uninitiated, the All Engla
Alexander Zverev LONDON (AP) – Ernests Gulbis is a former top-10 player and Grand Slam semifinalist. A series of injuries pushed him down the rankings and kept him off the ATP Tour for long stretches, instead relegated to lower-tier Challenger tournaments. The 29-year-old Gulbis is ranked only 138th and had to go through qualifying rounds to make it into Wimbledon’s main draw. He’d never attempted that before and is now the first male qualifier to get to the fourth round in six years. Look at him now. Healthy and playing well, he’s made it all the way to Wimbledon’s fourth round for the first time in 11 appearances at the All England Club after upsetting fourth-seeded Alexander Zverev 7-6 (2), 4-6, 5-7, 6-3, 6-0 on Saturday. “I’m glad that I went through it,” Gulbis said. “It makes me
Brazil vs Mexico • Neymar’s sliding goal in the 51st minute gave Brazil a 1-0 lead over Mexico in this World Cup knockout match. Brazil has dominated possession in the second half. How to watch: In the U.S., Fox and Telemundo have the broadcast at 10 a.m. Eastern, but you can stream it here. 88’ GOAL! Brazil Puts Mexico Away Roberto Firmino. 88’: Osorio Not Happy With Call Osorio is red with rage on the sideline. No clue why, but that’s not acting: he’s madddddd. 87’: Corner for Mexico Brazil defends a corner but Alisson has to come out for a punch to save it. Bad things happen on plays like that, but fortunately for him, Mexico was offside. Tick, tick, tick ...... 86’: Firmino for Coutinho Here’s the second Brazil sub: Firmino on for his former Liverpool team
Brazil as neymar Neymar may well be the centre of attention as Brazil chase a record sixth World Cup triumph in Russia. But if the South Americans successfully emulate the class of 1958 by winning a World Cup on European soil, there is a strong likelihood that their rock-solid defence will have something to do with it. In any World Cup, it is the exploits of the goal-scorers who provide most of the memories for the highlights reels. But it is a fact that the trophy is usually won by the team with the best defence. Germany conceded just four in seven games in 2014, and Spain let in just two in 2010, the same tally as Italy's victorious squad in 2006. So while Neymar will continue to hog the limelight, the good news for coach Tite is that there is plenty more to his side th...
2018 Spain vs Russia 8 Koke (Atletico Madrid) 15 Sergio Ramos (Real Madrid) 18 Jordi Alba (Barcelona) 19 Diego Costa (Atletico Madrid) 20 Marco Asensio (Real Madrid) 21 David Silva (Manchester City) 22 Isco (Real Madrid) The ‘Easy’ Side of the Bracket This is considered to be the easier side of the bracket. The winner would face the Croatia vs. Denmark winner, and the most dangerous team lurking for a hypothetical semifinal matchup would be ... England? Colombia? Pretournament favorites like Brazil, Argentina and France are all on the other side of the bracket. Spain vs. Russia Top Story Lines • Spain’s attack is just fine — only four teams scored more goals in the group stage than Spain’s six. It is their defense that is the problem, as the five goals they’ve conceded is ti
colombia vs poland Yerry Mina scored on a header in the 74th minute and Colombia defeated Senegal 1-0 Thursday to advance to the World Cup knockout stage. Senegal became the first team ever eliminated by a new tiebreaker - number of yellow cards. Colombia, which played in the quarterfinals four years ago in Brazil, finished atop its group and is the fourth South American team to advance. Senegal's elimination means no African teams are left. Colombia and Japan go on to play opponents from Group G - either England or Belgium, who play later Thursday. Poland defeated Japan 1-0 in the other group match. Japan and Senegal were tied on all tiebreakers except "fair play points," based on yellow and red cards. Japan had four yellow cards, Senegal had six. colombia vs pola...
Defending world champions Germany crashed out of the World Cup after a shock 2-0 loss to South Korea, courtesy of two stoppage-time goals in World Cup 2018. South Korea's Kim Young-gwon scored in added time following a video review and Son Heung-min added another goal just before the final whistle. The four-time winners, who had not been eliminated in a World Cup first round since 1938, were a shadow of their once dominant selves, managing only two goals in their three group games. South Korea, also eliminated, had the best early chance of the game when Germany keeper Manuel Neuer spilled a free kick in the 19th minute but managed to recover quickly and slap the ball away. Nervous Germany increased the pressure after the break and poured forward but despite dominating the second ha