President Donald Trump has a suggestion for National Football League owners whose players decide to take a knee during the national anthem: fire them. Quarterback Colin Kaepernick started the trend last year when he played for the San Francisco 49ers. LOS ANGELES (AP) – They made it look oh-so-easy, and made it seem woefully difficult.
Posted: September 23, 2017, 7:13 am
Sept 23 (The Sports Xchange) – Highlights of Friday’s Major League Baseball games:
Dodgers 4, Giants 2
Rookie Cody Bellinger hit his 39th homer as the Los Angeles Dodgers clinched their fifth straight NL West
Posted: September 23, 2017, 7:09 am
They made it look oh-so-easy, and made it seem woefully difficult. ”You have to celebrate,” said Dodgers ace Clayton Kershaw. Cody Bellinger set an NL rookie record with his 39th homer, a three-run shot in the third inning.
Posted: September 23, 2017, 6:53 am
LOS ANGELES The Giants left their dugout quickly after Fridays loss, escaping a celebration on the mound and a fireworks show in the sky. As Dodger Stadium shook with cheers, Bruce Bochy sat in the visiting clubhouse and smiled. Earlier in the week, when it became known that Bobby Evans and Jeremy Shelley were headed to Japan to scout Otani, Bochy said he couldnt imagine a player pitching and then moving to the outfield between starts.
Posted: September 23, 2017, 5:53 am
The Chicago Cubs took complete control of the National League (NL) Central with a win over the Milwaukee Brewers in MLB on Thursday. Kris Bryant’s two-run home run off reliever Oliver Drake in the top of the 10th inning provided the winning margin as the Cubs beat the Brewers 5-3 in 10 innings. The loss could not have been more heartbreaking for the Brewers, who fought back from a 2-0 deficit to tie the game, then took the lead on an Eric Thames single in the eighth.
Posted: September 22, 2017, 5:31 am
Former Los Angeles Dodgers star Raul Mondesi has been sentenced to eight years in prison after being convicted of embezzlement during his term as mayor of his hometown in the Dominican Republic. The district court of San Cristobal, a town west of the capital Santo Domingo, also ordered this week that Mondesi pay a $1.3 million fine. The Attorney General’s office charged Mondesi of embezzling $6.3 million while he was mayor of San Cristobal from 2010-16, according to the court.
Posted: September 21, 2017, 11:09 pm
It hasn’t been easy of late, but the Los Angeles Dodgers are on the brink of taking their fifth straight NL West title. Pinch-hitter Andre Ethier and Curtis Granderson homered as the Dodgers clinched a tie for the crown, ending a four-game losing streak by beating the Philadelphia Phillies 5-4 Thursday. The Dodgers can win the division Friday night with either a victory at home over San Francisco or a loss by second-place Arizona to Miami.
Posted: September 21, 2017, 10:08 pm
Dusty Baker told reporters this winter that he saw room for improvement in his second season on the bench in the nation’s capital after leading the Washington Nationals to a 95-67 record last season… and a loss in the NLDS. “We won 95 games and we had three or four guys with years that weren’t indicative of them, you know? Quite honestly, I wanted to win 100 games. I won 103 games my first year and I remember telling [Tony] La Russa that’s what I wanted to do this year. And I didn’t tell you guys that because you would have written this guy is crazy already.” He talked to La Russa about the possibility because it was a discussion they’d had in the past. “I remember LaRussa [in 1993] telling
Posted: September 21, 2017, 8:28 pm
The Phillie Phanatic is nothing if not persistent. When he has his big bug eyes set on something, he goes to great length to make it happen.So it was with great joy we got to see his wooing of Los Angeles Dodgers’ reporter Alanna Rizzo paid off on Thursday
Posted: September 21, 2017, 5:26 pm
A court in the Dominican Republic has sentenced former major league?outfielder Raul Mondesi to eight years in prison for corruption and mishandling of public funds while serving as mayor of his hometown, San Cristobal. Mondesi, the 1994 National League Rookie of the Year while with the Los Angeles Dodgers, had been under house arrest since February while awaiting trial.? The three-judge panel also fined Mondesi the equivalent of $1.27 million for defrauding more than $6 million during his time as mayor from 2010 to 2016. Three of Mondesi’s staff members also were sentenced. Mondesi will be prohibited from holding any public office in the country for 10 years. Mondesi, 46, had a 13-year career
Posted: September 21, 2017, 3:26 pm