Tedeschi Trucks Band Debuts Bob Dylan Cover In New Hampshire [Video/Photo]

first_img[Video: Brosef Wilson]Other highlights included the band’s energized, fan-favorite rendition of “Tell The Truth” early on during the show, which followed the band’s opening numbers of “Anyhow” and “I Want More”, as well as the group’s set-closing “Whipping Post”. The latter, “Whipping Post”, came out of the group’s standout rendition of “The Storm”, and was not initially included on the setlist for the night.“Tell The Truth” Load remaining images Photo: Vic Brazen [Video: Brosef Wilson]You can check out photos from last night’s show below, courtesy of Vic Brazen.Setlist: Tedeschi Trucks Band | Bank of New Hampshire Pavilion | Gilford, NH | 7/7/2018Set: Anyhow, I Want More, Ball and Chain, Tell The Truth, Just As Strange, Down in the Flood, It’s So Heavy, Idle Wind, Rollin’ & Tumblin’, More & More, The Storm, Whipping PostEncore: Going Going Gone, Let’s Go Get Stoned, Always, Ain’t Nothing Wrong, Work To Do, Thespian Espionage, Your Last SongTedeschi Trucks Band | Bank of New Hampshire Pavilion | Gilford, NH | 7/7/2018 | Photo: Vic Brazen Tedeschi Trucks Band continued their 2018 Wheels of Soul tour on Saturday night, stopping in Gilford, New Hampshire for a performance at the Bank of New Hampshire Pavilion. Joined by Drive-By Truckers and The Marcus King Band, the twelve-piece offered up a fiery performance highlighted by the debut of a Bob Dylan cover, “Going, Going, Gone”.After Friday night’s performance at Hartford, Connecticut’s Xfinity Theatre, where the band was joined by Allman Brothers Band drummer Jaimoe, Marcus King, and Marcus King Band’s horn section of Justin Johnson and Dean Mitchell, Tedeschi Trucks Band was primed for the Saturday night show. Most notably, the band opened their encore with the “Going, Going, Gone” cover—a tune off 1974’s Planet Waves, which was likely also used as a tribute to the late Gregg Allman, who covered the song on his final album, Southern Blood.“Going, Going, Gone”last_img read more

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‘On’ switches for cells

first_imgWhether human or animal, vertebrate or invertebrate, nearly every creature begins life as a tiny clump of cells. Before those cells can begin blossoming toward being a fully formed organism, however, they first must reorganize themselves into layers, each of which goes on to form complex structures such as internal organs, skin, muscle, and bone.The signals that trigger that reorganization, however, have been largely a mystery, until now.Scientists at Harvard have identified a previously unknown embryonic signal, dubbed Toddler, that instructs cells to move and reorganize, through a process known as gastrulation, into three layers: the ectoderm, mesoderm, and endoderm. The new signal is described in a Jan. 9 paper in the journal Science.“We have been interested in this question for 20 years,” Alexander Schier, the Leo Erikson Life Sciences Professor of Molecular and Cellular Biology and senior author of the study, said of discovering the new signal. “We’ve made a great deal of progress in understanding how these cells are made, but we could never really explain why these cells suddenly start to move. This new signal is part of the answer.”It’s an answer that, in some ways, was discovered by serendipity.While investigating the possible functions of noncoding RNA — genetic material that isn’t translated into proteins — Schier and Andrea Pauli, a postdoctoral fellow in molecular and cellular biology, discovered an RNA segment, believed to be noncoding, that produces a previously unidentified protein.“We serendipitously found this new protein,” Schier explained. “We have been interested in noncoding RNA for quite a while, but one of the big issues is how to be sure the RNA you’re looking at is really noncoding. What we discovered was that one RNA that was thought to be noncoding was actually translated into a protein that turned out to be very interesting.”Using genetic tools, Schier’s team was able to remove the gene responsible for manufacturing the protein from zebrafish, and the results were startling.Without the gene, the fish developed with dramatically smaller hearts, or sometimes none at all. Close examination of zebrafish embryos revealed that those developmental problems could be traced to problems with the cell motility in early stage embryos.“The main function of this gene, we think, is to tell the cells to migrate,” Schier said. “Initially, the cells don’t move much, but when this signal and its receptor are activated, they become much more motile.”Interestingly, the new signal is not the first known to activate the receptor. Earlier studies had identified another ligand for the receptor. But, Schier said, “There was always some suspicion that there might be something else out there. We think that Toddler is this other signal.”Going forward, Schier believes that research will continue into how the Toddler signal controls embryo development in other species.“The same signal is also expressed in early development in mice, and probably humans,” he said.Other questions involve exploring exactly how the signal spurs cell movement, and how not receiving the signal impedes cellular mobility.“We know if cells don’t receive this signal, they move less. But what does that mean?” Schier asked. “At the moment, we don’t know, in terms of movement, why they’re slower. Are they stuck somewhere? Do they not have enough traction? Do they move in a different way? We want to understand the physics of this cellular movement better.“The thought in the field — and I was one of the people who believed this — was that all the signals that regulate early development had been found,” he continued. “The discovery of Toddler suggests that other uncharacterized signals might still be out there.”last_img read more

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Nature as a Classroom

first_img“It’s important to include all of the students in the design and building of thetrail,” Gaasch said. “Plan days for each grade to participate so they all feel a senseof ownership toward the trail.” “They aren’t just trails through the woods. They have learning places on them,”Gaasch said. “They have a place where there is a dead tree and you look for birds,or a stream where you can look for animal tracks. They have purpose. They’renot just winding trails.” * The trail has to be available to all teachers. Curricula have to be written soteachers can use it as part of their classroom. * Most of the successful nature trails are integrated into the whole schoollandscape rather than being just a path behind the school. They includelandscaping in front, behind and around the school as part of the trail. Financial support from an Urban Resources Partnership grant helped fund aposition to design and develop trails and to write curriculum materials to helpteachers use the trail to teach. “We’ve helped develop nature trails at about 35 or 40 of DeKalb County’s 70elementary schools,” said DeKalb County Extension Agent Christi Gaasch. Nature trails vary in size and scope. She also recommends including teachers, parents or the PTA.center_img * Give the trail a name. Almost all the successful trails have a sign that designatesthe name of the trail and makes them a distinct part of the school structure. * A permanent, committed, influential member of the staff, like the principal orassistant principal, must support the effort. She considers these elements essential: “Successful nature trails have certain key elements,” Gaasch said. “You can’t justhave a trail that begins at the back of the ballfield and wanders a few feet throughthe woods.” Why sit in a classroom and write poems about flowers, when you could be outamong the flowers when you write? There you could smell them, feel them,examine them in more detail. That’s just what elementary school students in DeKalb County are doing.last_img read more

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Pattern Energy moves forward with massive wind farm in New Mexico

first_imgPattern Energy moves forward with massive wind farm in New Mexico FacebookTwitterLinkedInEmailPrint分享Albuquerque Journal:One of the nation’s largest wind farms could soon be operating near the Village of Corona.Pattern Energy Group bought the rights in late May to a planned 1,000 megawatt wind farm just north of Corona, along with a 140-mile transmission project to carry wind-generated electricity from Corona to Public Service Co. of New Mexico’s Rio Puerco substation west of Albuquerque.Development company Clean Line Energy Partners spent about six years planning the Western Spirit transmission system and its related Mesa Canyons Wind Farm as a combined $1.5 billion project that Pattern acquired for an undisclosed price.Clean Line advanced the projects enough for construction to begin next year, said Pattern CEO Mike Garland. “Mesa Canyons will be one of the biggest wind farms in the U.S.,” Garland said. “We’re confident we’ll have both projects done by the end of 2020.”Western Spirit could be the first new line to begin operations among several large-scale developments now underway in New Mexico. That includes the 520-mile SunZia power line projected to carry up to 3,000 MW of electricity to western markets. Pattern Energy is the anchor tenant for SunZia. It plans to develop another 2,200 MW of generation through its Corona Wind project, to be built in stages in Torrance, Lincoln and Guadalupe counties for transport by SunZia to California and elsewhere.Pattern already operates a 324 MW facility known as the Broadview Wind farm north of Clovis. It will also break ground this summer on the Grady Wind Center, a 221 MW project just east of Broadview.More: Pattern Energy harnesses NM’s blustery gustslast_img read more

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Medicinal cannabis costs set to tumble after cheaper product gets green light

first_imgNZ Herald 16 October 2016Family First Comment: Huhana sums up the need for caution perfectly….“For Huhana Hickey, home-made was never an option. She says she has to know exactly what she’s taking. “I need the security and safety of having the product delivered and the knowledge that it is measured and not tainted with anything else. I can’t afford to take that physical or legal risk.”The cost of medicinal cannabis is set to tumble after Associate Health Minister Peter Dunne approved a Canadian pain relief product.It is estimated the marijuana-based tincture called Tilray will cost at least 50 per cent less than the existing legal product Sativex, a UK mouth spray made by GW Pharma.Multiple sclerosis sufferer, Dr Huhana Hickey, who applied to use Tilray, said: “I’m so relieved. It’s going to save me $700 a month.”The AUT academic says she has spent $9000 on prescriptions since she started taking medicinal cannabis in February. Hickey says the results have been remarkable.“I’m living my life again. I’m back to work, I am fully-functioning”She started using the spray to replace pain killers such as morphine, codeine, tramadol and other opiates which she had been prescribed for years.READ MORE: http://www.nzherald.co.nz/nz/news/article.cfm?c_id=1&objectid=11729713last_img read more

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N’Zogbia suffers injury blow

first_img Roddy MacDonald, Villa’s head of sport and exercise medicine, has travelled to the US to be with N’Zogbia and will accompany the 27-year-old Frenchman back to the United Kingdom. Press Association A statement on the midlands club’s website said N’Zogbia sustained the injury while keeping fit on holiday in Miami, has undergone surgery in the United States and will return to Birmingham next week to continue his rehabilitation. Villa boss Paul Lambert said: “The priority is to ensure that Charles receives the very best care, and he has done and will continue to do so throughout his recovery period. It’s a blow for Charles, obviously, but he’ll get his head down and get himself fit again and he’ll have plenty of support in doing so.” center_img Aston Villa have confirmed their winger Charles N’Zogbia has suffered an Achilles tendon injury.last_img read more

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The Latest: German clubs urged not to bank on ticket sales

first_imgThere is a larger window to reschedule meets in the second half of the year because the Tokyo Olympics have been postponed to 2021.Organizers said the meet in Oslo would still offer prize money from a $50,000 contribution by World Athletics. It will feature 400-meter hurdles world champion Karsten Warholm attempting a world record in the rarely raced 300 hurdles.___French Sports Minister Roxana Maracineanu says the resumption of sporting events in the country is not among the government’s priorities.France is locked down until May 11 because of the coronavirus pandemic and speculation has increased recently as to whether the country’s soccer league could resume in late June. April 23, 2020 UEFA says 2.7 million euros ($2.9 million) of the money will go to clubs after the 16-nation Euro 2020 playoffs later this year.Players selected for the Euro 2020 tournament will earn at least 130 million euros ($140 million) more for their clubs from UEFA.___West Ham manager David Moyes has been delivering fruit and vegetables to elderly residents in his village during soccer’s lockdown amid the coronavirus outbreak.The former Manchester United coach says he saw a sign in the window of a local shop asking for volunteers to be delivery drivers. ___More AP sports: https://apnews.com/apf-sports and https://twitter.com/AP_Sports,Tampa Bay Lightning advance to face Dallas Stars in Stanley Cup finals, beating New York Islanders 2-1 in OT in Game 6 ___It’s still not clear when baseball or soccer will resume in Japan but it will likely be without fans when it does.That was the decision when the heads of Japanese professional baseball and soccer met in online meetings.Japanese baseball commissioner Atsushi Saito says “my feelings that I want to start the season without spectators haven’t changed.”Baseball and soccer officials both agreed nothing could begin until a state of emergency was lifted in Japan. The earliest that can happen is May 6. They are expected to wait until that date before moving forward. The J-League’s top two soccer divisions were suspended in February. Japanese baseball played some preseason games without fans before all play was stopped.___Three more Diamond League meetings will not go ahead as scheduled because of the coronavirus pandemic.The Prefontaine Classic in Eugene, Oregon, on June 7 and the meet in Paris on June 13 have both postponed with no new dates set. The Bislett Games in Oslo on June 11 will be rebranded as the Impossible Games and turned into an exhibition event.The first nine scheduled events of the 15-meet season have all now either been postponed, rescheduled or downgraded. The Anniversary Games in London on July 4 are now the earliest scheduled competition of the season. German soccer could resume on May 9 if regional politicians sign off on the league’s plan.The state governors of Bavaria and North Rhine-Westphalia have said May 9 would be acceptable but other state officials have signaled they would prefer the middle or end of May.League CEO Christian Seifert says “if the state governors and the federal government decide that this day is May 9, then we would be ready on May 9.”Seifert says games could be held with a limit of 213 people in the stadium and up to 109 in the surrounding area.___ ___UEFA has postponed next year’s women’s European Championship soccer tournament to July 2022.The UEFA executive committee decided the new dates for the 16-nation tournament in England will be July 6-31.The switch was made after UEFA and the IOC decided last month on one-year postponements for Euro 2020 and the Tokyo Olympics. Britain, the Netherlands and Sweden will play in the women’s soccer tournament at the Olympics.Wembley Stadium in London will stage both the men’s and women’s European finals. League CEO Christian Seifert says “we don’t know if there will be games without fans in February or March still. We asked the club to plan without spectator income for the first part of next season.”German clubs are hoping to resume games next month after a two-month shutdown because of the coronavirus pandemic and to finish in time for many players’ contracts to end June 30. But a restart needs agreement from regional governments.Seifert says most of the league’s broadcast partners have agreed to pay up front to help clubs continue operating until the end of June. Some of that money may have to be paid back if the 2019-20 season can’t be finished.___UEFA says it will allow leagues to determine the final places for Champions League and Europa League qualification on “sporting merit” if they can’t resume during the coronavirus pandemic. Maracineanu says “what’s certain is that sports won’t take priority in our society.”The Tour de France cycling race has been rescheduled to start Aug. 29 and end Sept. 20. The final day coincides with the same day the rescheduled French Open tennis tournament is to begin.Maracineanu was speaking in an interview with Eurosport television on Wednesday night. She says leagues could potentially start in September or have their remaining games canceled altogether. There are 10 league games left to play in France’s top two soccer leagues. Rugby’s Top 14 league has reached the semifinal stage.Public gatherings are banned in France until at least mid-July but Maracineanu says they could be extended until “at least September.”Maracineanu is a former Olympic swimmer. She says “it wouldn’t be the end of the world” if the Tour de France has to be canceled. Moyes answered the call and says “all I was doing was dropping (the packages) at the door, knocking and then going away. It was beautiful big boxes of fruit and veg.”He also had to ask some residents for payment if they hadn’t done so online.Moyes says one incident “with this particular older lady, I think it was 16.80 pounds ($20.70) for one box of fruit and veg. She gave me a 20-pound note and said, ‘Here son, just keep the change.’”The Premier League has been suspended since March 13. That was the day after Arsenal manager Mikel Arteta tested positive for the virus.Moyes had to self-isolate after that because he had come into close contact with Arteta days earlier. The Latest: German clubs urged not to bank on ticket sales Associated Press UEFA says the rescheduled women’s tournament will retain the same 10 stadiums. It opens with England playing at Old Trafford in Manchester.___A decree issued by the Hungarian government allows most professional sports clubs and soccer teams to cut the salaries of players and other personnel like managers and trainers by up to 70%.The decree signed by Prime Minister Viktor Orban says the wage cuts can be implemented for as long as the state of emergency declared because of the coronavirus pandemic remains in effect.Hungarian lawmakers approved a state of emergency on March 30 without an end-date. That gave the government the right to rule by decree on issues related to the pandemic for as long as it considers it necessary. Share This StoryFacebookTwitteremailPrintLinkedinRedditThe Latest on the effects of the coronavirus outbreak on sports around the world:___German clubs are being urged not to bank on ticket sales for much of next season. The governing body of European soccer says qualification from a “prematurely terminated domestic competition” can be rejected if “there is a public perception of unfairness in the qualification of the club.”UEFA says it is ideal for countries to complete seasons but acknowledges that might not be possible because of government orders banning sporting events.UEFA also accepts “insurmountable economic problems” could make finishing seasons “impossible because it would put at risk the long-term financial stability of the domestic competition and/or clubs.”UEFA’s own club competitions remain incomplete.___ UEFA is sharing almost 70 million euros ($75.5 million) among 676 clubs that released players for European Championship qualifiers and Nations League games in the past two years.UEFA says it’s releasing the money early to help “in light of the current crisis and the financial difficulties many clubs are facing” during the coronavirus pandemic.A long-standing agreement between UEFA and the European Club Association guarantees clubs at least 200 million euros (216 million) from Euro 2020 revenues to compensate for releasing players to national duty in the 2018-20 cycle.Payments were due after Euro 2020 but are now sending much-needed cash to clubs after the coronavirus outbreak forced the tournament to be postponed by one year.The highest-earning club will get 630,000 euros ($680,000) calculated pro rata per player named on a national team’s match sheet. 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Update on the latest in sports:

first_img May 26, 2020 Salaries in the major leagues range from $563,500 at the minimum to $36 million each for Trout, the three-time MVP outfielder on the Los Angeles Angels, and Cole, the pitcher signed by the New York Yankees as a free agent.According to a study by the AP, 369 of 899 players have salaries of $600,000 or less, according to the rosters frozen in March.In other MLB news:The Oakland Athletics are placing their scouts and selected other front office employees on furlough and cutting the salaries of other executives as part of a cost-cutting move in response to the COVID-19 pandemic.A person familiar with the plans said Tuesday that the furloughs will begin next week, although the team’s amateur scouts are expected to stay on through the draft June 10-11. The person spoke on condition of anonymity because the team hadn’t announced the moves.The furloughs will apply to professional and amateur scouts and other front office employees on the business side. The A’s will continue to pay the health care, 401K and pension costs for their employees. NASCAR-BUSCH-MASKSKyle Busch supports wearing a mask in publicCHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) — Kyle Busch says he supports wearing a mask in public so “we all can take care of our neighbor” amid the coronavirus pandemic. It’s a rare instance of the two-time NASCAR champion wading into a social issue. Busch entered the debate after images from short tracks over the weekend showed packed grandstands with little social distancing and few people wearing masks. He retweeted a photo from South Alabama Speedway in Ozark, Alabama, and added his own message. Busch applauded fans for supporting their local short tracks but suggested mandatory masks for admission for “healthier practices.” The reigning Cup Series champion rarely speaks on non-racing issues. In other developments related to the coronavirus:— Formula One carmaker McLaren says 1,200 jobs will be lost across its entire group’s operations because of the coronavirus outbreak. It was not immediately clear how the cuts would affect the group’s F1 operation. The sport has yet to start its 2020 season amid the pandemic. The cuts represent about a quarter of the group’s workforce. Update on the latest in sports: The decision, announced Tuesday by Commissioner Gary Bettman, is not a guarantee that games are coming back. The NHL and the NHL Players’ Association must still figure out health and safety protocols and solve other issues, including where to play.Still, ironing out the format represents significant progress since global sports were largely shut down in March as the coronavirus outbreak turned into a pandemic. Bettman has said the goal has always been to play again and award the Stanley Cup, but details remain uncertain.Instead of limiting the Cup chase to the usual 16 teams that qualify for the playoffs, the league and players agreed to expand the field to 24 of its 31 teams because of the unusual circumstances.The top four teams in each conference ranked by points percentage will play separate round-robin tournaments to determine seeding. The remaining 16 teams will be seeded by conference.Games are expected to be played in two hub cities and Bettman said and 10 are in the running: Chicago, Columbus, Ohio, Dallas, Las Vegas, Pittsburgh and Minneapolis/St. Paul in the U.S. and Edmonton, Toronto and Vancouver in Canada. VIRUS OUTBREAK-NFL-ROSSDolphins owner says there will be a 2020 seasonMIAMI (AP) — Miami Dolphins owner Stephen Ross says there definitely will be an NFL season in 2020.In an interview on CNBC, Ross says the question is whether there will be fans in the stadiums.The NFL has said it expects to play a full schedule beginning Sept. 10, but is preparing contingency plans in case the coronavirus pandemic makes venue changes or games without fans necessary. Ross says the NFL’s flexibility will allow the league to start on time. He says the country needs sports entertainment. VIRUS OUTBREAK-BASEBALLPlayers call MLB economic proposal `extremely disappointing’NEW YORK (AP) — A rookie at the major league minimum would make a higher percentage of his salary than multimillionaire stars like Mike Trout or Gerrit Cole under a sliding-scale proposal by big league teams that players found “extremely disappointing.”Major League Baseball made the proposal to the players’ union on Tuesday during a digital meeting rather than the 50-50 revenue-sharing plan that owners initially approved for their negotiators on May 11. In addition, the union said “the sides also remain far apart on health and safety protocols” aimed at starting the pandemic-delayed season around the Fourth of July. Share This StoryFacebookTwitteremailPrintLinkedinRedditVIRUS OUTBREAK-NHLNHL to move straight into playoffsUNDATED (AP) —The NHL will abandon the rest of the regular season and go straight into the playoffs with 24 teams instead of 16 if it is able to resume play. Robert Repella pleaded guilty Tuesday to one count of conspiracy to commit mail fraud and honest services mail fraud. Prosecutors are recommending a sentence of 10 months in prison and a $40,000 fine.Charging documents released Tuesday say Repella paid Georgetown tennis coach Gordon Ernst $50,000 in 2017 to get his daughter admitted as an athlete.Repella is the 55th person to be charged in the nationwide college admissions bribery scandal.NBA-WIZARDS-WALLWall says he’s fully recovered WORLD TEAMTENNIS-FANSWorld TeamTennis hoping to play before fans within weeksUNDATED (AP) — World TeamTennis says it is planning to allow up to 500 spectators at outdoor matches during its three-week season from July 12 to Aug. 2 at a resort in West Virginia.All tennis events sanctioned by the ATP, WTA and International Tennis Federation are on hold at least until late July because of the coronavirus pandemic. But World TeamTennis is not affiliated with those tours and no ATP or WTA ranking points are available for its matches.World TeamTennis is increasing its prize money to $5 million. That is $1.5 million more than for its 2019 season. — New Jersey Gov. Phil Murphy tweeted that as long as the NFL’s Giants and Jets and the NHL’s Devils follow health and medical protocols, they could open training camps or even hold competition. The NFL’s preseason and training camps wouldn’t begin until midsummer — teams are doing virtual workouts in place of the usual on-field activities because of the coronavirus pandemic.— The top men’s soccer league in Ukraine will resume Saturday in empty stadiums after a suspension because of the coronavirus pandemic. The Ukrainian Premier League says it has received approval from the country’s health ministry to restart. No games have been played since March 15.COLLEGE ADMISSIONS-BRIBERYProsecutors say guilty plea coming in college bribery caseUNDATED (AP) — A Pennsylvania man has pleaded guilty to bribing Georgetown University’s former tennis coach to get his daughter admitted as a fake athletic recruit. Associated Press WASHINGTON (AP) — Washington Wizards point guard John Wall says he is fully recovered after two operations that sidelined him for the past 1½ years. He also says he is “itching” to get back on the court next season.The five-time All-Star has not played in an NBA game since December 2018. Surgery for bone spurs in his left heel ended that season and while he was working his way back from that, he tore his left Achilles tendon and needed another operation in 2019.That held Wall out for all of the current season, which was suspended in March because of the coronavirus pandemic.He spoke during a video call to discuss his relief program to help pay rend for people in the nation’s capital affected by the coronavirus pandemic.,Tampa Bay Lightning advance to face Dallas Stars in Stanley Cup finals, beating New York Islanders 2-1 in OT in Game 6last_img
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1st-half defense sparks run in season-opening win over Connecticut

first_img Published on February 8, 2019 at 6:46 pm Contact Kaci: klwasile@syr.edu Connecticut midfielder Brooke Jensen had possession. The Huskies were down by seven when Jensen passed to a teammate. The ball never reached its destination, though, because SU freshman defender Sarah Cooper reached her stick back and intercepted the ball. Ball firmly in her stick, she took off. Breaking away from everyone else, Cooper ran up the field and passed to Morgan Alexander, who was standing next to the net. Alexander tossed the ball to Sam Swart who was running toward the goal. She scored and SU’s lead increased to eight.While the offense dominated in No. 13 Syracuse’s (1-0) 18-6 win over Connecticut (0-1), its defense helped propel the eight-goal run to start the first half and held the Huskies to one point. With seven caused turnovers before heading into the locker room, Syracuse kept UConn’s offensive possessions short to start the game. Yet, the pressure didn’t last through the second half and SU gave up five goals in the final 30 minutes. “The defense we play is super high pressure,” Cooper said, “so just like getting out on our hands, forcing them to make a bad pass, that was really working for us.” Last season, SU was 96th in caused turnovers per game, averaging 7.27, and 82nd in groundballs per game, averaging 16.84. In this season’s opener, SU had nine turnovers and 19 groundballs. AdvertisementThis is placeholder textIn the first eight minutes of the game, Syracuse averaged a goal a minute. Half of those possessions came off the draw control. The other half of SU’s first eight goals were, in part, set up by the defense. Starting with the first goal of the game. UConn’s Sydney Watson won the opening draw and brought the ball down to UConn’s end of the field. Natalie Wallon quickly caused a turnover and Syracuse cleared. Wallon ended that possession with a score off an assist by Mary Rahal and started the 8-0 run. Two more turnovers caused by the defense, including one caused by Cooper, and a save by goalie Asa Goldstock matched SU’s first-half offensive performance.The second half went differently than the first. In the first half, SU had seven caused turnovers. In the second they had just two. In the first half, there were 12 groundballs picked up. In the second half, there were seven. Of UConn’s five shots in the first frame, three were on goal, one of which went in. All eight of the Huskies second-half shots were on goal and turned into five scores. “I think we were all getting tired and also we had different personnel in,” Cooper said. SU head coach Gary Gait said they gave everyone a chance to play. With 11 minutes left in the game, Bri Stahrr came in to replace Goldstock and had two saves and let in two goals. The four defenders that didn’t start each had time in the game, combining for one caused turnover and five fouls. The pressure and aggression SU’s defense demonstrated early in the game were part of the reason SU pick up 20 fouls, Gait said. 12 of the fouls came in the first half.With the constant subbing, the defense lost momentum in the second half. But it didn’t change the final score. Syracuse cruised and won by 12. Commentscenter_img Facebook Twitter Google+last_img read more

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Dodgers slip back against Rockies with another tame offensive performance

first_imgThe sum leaves them trailing the Rockies by 1 ½ games in the National League West with 20 games left to play. The Dodgers roll out a lineup with a handful of former All-Stars on a nightly basis but won’t be playing in October unless they get more out of them down the stretch.“No,” Dodgers manager Dave Roberts agreed. “I think it’s all kind of cyclical as far as things in baseball. What’s been consistent has been the starting pitching and the bullpen has done a good job for us. Offensively, we just can’t get synced up. I think the at-bats are there. The results just aren’t.“These are our guys. We believe we’re going to put runs together and put crooked numbers up there. Right now, it’s just not happening.”Justin Turner has certainly done his share, earning the NL Player of the Month award for his play in August. But he doesn’t see the hot-and-cold nature of the offense holding the Dodgers back.“I mean, compared to what?” Turner said. “We’ve scored more runs than anyone in the National League or right up there (third overall). The game of baseball is weird. It’s not about scoring a ton of runs every night. It’s about scoring more runs than the other team. When you say it’s hot and cold, I don’t know what that means. I guess if we win it’s hot and if we lose it’s cold. That’s based on results and I don’t believe in that. PreviousLos Angeles Dodgers relief pitcher Pat Venditte, who is ambidextrous, works as a right-handed pitcher to Colorado Rockies’ Chris Iannetta in the seventh inning of a baseball game Saturday, Sept. 8, 2018, in Denver. (AP Photo/David Zalubowski)Los Angeles Dodgers relief pitcher Pat Venditte works as a left-handed pitcher against Colorado Rockies’ Ryan McMahon, a left-handed batter, in the seventh inning of a baseball game Saturday, Sept. 8, 2018, in Denver. (AP Photo/David Zalubowski) SoundThe gallery will resume insecondsLos Angeles Dodgers pinch-hitter Max Muncy, right, argues a called-third strike with home plate umpire Laz Diaz in the seventh inning of a baseball game against the Colorado Rockies Saturday, Sept. 8, 2018, in Denver. (AP Photo/David Zalubowski)Colorado Rockies’ Charlie Blackmon follows the flight of his two-run home run off Los Angeles Dodgers starting pitcher Walker Buehler in the fifth inning of a baseball game Saturday, Sept. 8, 2018, in Denver. (AP Photo/David Zalubowski)Colorado Rockies’ Charlie Blackmon, right, follows the flight of his two-run home run with Los Angeles Dodgers catcher Austin Barnes in the fifth inning of a baseball game Saturday, Sept. 8, 2018, in Denver. (AP Photo/David Zalubowski)Los Angeles Dodgers third base coach Chris Woodward, left, congratulates Chris Taylor as he circles the bases after hitting a solo home run off Colorado Rockies starting pitcher Kyle Freeland in the fifth inning of a baseball game Saturday, Sept. 8, 2018, in Denver. (AP Photo/David Zalubowski)Colorado Rockies’ Carlos Gonzalez reacts after striking out against Los Angeles Dodgers starting pitcher Walker Buehler in the first inning of a baseball game Saturday, Sept. 8, 2018, in Denver. (AP Photo/David Zalubowski)Los Angeles Dodgers starting pitcher Walker Buehler works against the Colorado Rockies in the first inning of a baseball game Saturday, Sept. 8, 2018, in Denver. (AP Photo/David Zalubowski)Los Angeles Dodgers’ Justin Turner follows the flight of his single off Colorado Rockies starting pitcher Kyle Freeland in the first inning of a baseball game Saturday, Sept. 8, 2018, in Denver. (AP Photo/David Zalubowski)Los Angeles Dodgers’ Cody Bellinger follows through with his swing after connecting for an RBI-double off Colorado Rockies starting pitcher Jon Gray in the first inning of a baseball game Friday, Sept. 7, 2018, in Denver. (AP Photo/David Zalubowski)Los Angeles Dodgers relief pitcher Pat Venditte, who is ambidextrous, works as a right-handed pitcher to Colorado Rockies’ Chris Iannetta in the seventh inning of a baseball game Saturday, Sept. 8, 2018, in Denver. (AP Photo/David Zalubowski)NextShow Caption1 of 10Los Angeles Dodgers relief pitcher Pat Venditte, who is ambidextrous, works as a right-handed pitcher to Colorado Rockies’ Chris Iannetta in the seventh inning of a baseball game Saturday, Sept. 8, 2018, in Denver. (AP Photo/David Zalubowski)ExpandDENVER  – If this is the Dodgers’ playoff run, they are doing it with a noticeable limp.They were held to only six hits by left-hander Kyle Freeland and three relievers Saturday night, the latest in a growing line of tame offensive performances, and lost 4-2 to the Colorado Rockies.Sign up for our Inside the Dodgers newsletter. Be the best Dodger fan you can be by getting daily intel on your favorite team. Subscribe here.Over the past 10 games, the Dodgers have scored a total of 35 runs – 11 of them in one game (a win over the San Diego Padres) and more than three in a game just twice. In 46 games since the All-Star break, they have been held to three runs or less 24 times – though nine breakout games of eight runs or more muddy the waters in the overall numbers.They lead the majors in solo home runs, but have hit .234 with runners in scoring position since the All-Star break. Since the start of August, they have won 20 games by a combined total of 100 runs (including six double-digit blowouts) while their 16 losses in that time have been due to a shortage of 41 runs — 12 by two or fewer. Newsroom GuidelinesNews TipsContact UsReport an Errorcenter_img “We’re facing big-league pitchers. That guy is really good. He’s been really good against everybody. This game is hard. It’s not easy. We’re out there, we’re grinding and we fell a little short tonight.”Freeland does indeed have a remarkable 2.21 ERA in 13 starts at pitchers’ nightmare Coors Field.  But the Dodgers did little to pressure Freeland Saturday.Their only run came on a home run by Chris Taylor leading off the fifth inning and they got just one other baserunner past first base against him. Taylor followed Kike’ Hernandez’s two-out walk with a single in the second inning. Austin Barnes flied out to end the inning.After Taylor’s homer in the fifth, the Dodgers didn’t get another hit until Cody Bellinger tripled with two outs in the ninth.“He has confidence here and he just makes pitches,” Roberts  said. “The way Kyle threw the ball, it doesn’t matter where you’re playing. And regardless of where we’re playing – whether it’s in a pitcher’s ballpark or a hitter’s ballpark – we still gotta get baserunners, stress the pitcher and get that big hit.”The expanded rosters of September, acquisitions of Manny Machado and Brian Dozier in July and Freese in August have given Roberts a deep roster of options to search for advantageous matchups.He started all right-handed batters against Freeland Saturday then rolled out five consecutive left-handed pinch-hitters when the Rockies went to right-handed relievers. It didn’t matter. None of the buttons he pushed sparked any offense until Bellinger tripled in the ninth and scored on Max Muncy’s RBI double.“I like our guys,” Roberts said. “Every night I write the lineup, I feel good about us offensively. It’s just not happening right now. But I still think the focus is there. The results aren’t there which obviously right now is important. I think we’re all kind of frustrated by it. All you can do is go out there and take one at-bat at a time.“The guys that we put in there every single night against that particular starter — I expect us to perform.”last_img read more

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