That was a hard fought game, San Francisco manager Bruce Bochy said. Tough one when you have a lead in the ninth and we couldn’t hold on to it. Sam was just a little bit off.
Arenado homered off starter Chris Stratton in the first, his 10th this season in the opening frame.
It was also Arenado’s 10th career home run at AT&T Park, tying former Rockies infielder Troy Tulowitzki for second-most among visiting players. Arizona’s Paul Goldschmidt has 11.
Neither starter factored in the decision and had nearly identical lines.
Rockies: LHP Tyler Anderson (4-3, 4.62 ERA) faces the Dodgers in the opener of a three-game series in Los Angeles on Friday. Anderson is unbeaten in nine road starts this season.
Giants: LHP Andrew Suarez (2-4, 4.43) takes the hill against the Diamondbacks on Friday.Foltynewicz helps Braves sweep Cardinals
I think for now I’m very grateful. Obviously, I won the award, so I’m very grateful for that. But that’s not the end goal for me, I have a lot more things that I want to take off. he said.
I’m living in the moment, enjoying this right now. But obviously I have a lot more work to do, and that starts as soon as this is over, get back to work.
The 76ers have been linked with LeBron James as they attempt to make further strides after being denied a place in the Eastern Conference finals by the Celtics.
Simmons feels they would benefit from having more of a blend of youth and experience.
I’ve definitely got to do better, Gant said. Came out on the losing end, so anytime that happens, improvements need to be made.
Francisco Pena had a two-run single in the seventh for St. Louis, which will play 17 of its next 20 games on the road.
Braves RHP Anibal Sanchez (3-2, 2.68) will face RHP Jonathan Loaisiga (2-0, 1.93) in the first of a three-game series against the Yankees in New York. Sanchez is 4-1 in six lifetime starts against the Yankees.
Cardinals: RHP Carlos Martinez (4-4, 3.22) takes on Arizona LHP Robbie Ray (3-0, 4.01) in the opener of a three-game series in Arizona that kicks off a nine-game road trip. Martinez is 2-0 in three starts at Chase Field.
The younger brother of 2018 lottery pick Michael Porter Jr., Jontay opted to return to school after a freshman season that had him rated as a first-round prospect on my board.
The 6-11 big man is highly skilled on the offensive end as a shooter, passer and driver. Hopefully, a return to Missouri will come with improvement physically that makes him a more capable perimeter defender.
Johnson was maybe the most impressive player during McDonald’s All-American week. He was vocal in practices, flashed the ability to knock down shots from outside and consistently got to the rim off the bounce.
He’s not necessarily an elite athlete, which raises questions about his ultimate upside, but he should be an effective pro. Kentucky could rely on him as a primary scorer next season.
It’s going to be hard for me to sleep tonight, the Suns’ Devon Booker said.
Yeah, I think it’s rare, Reich said. I mean, I think those players are rare, and I think it’s rare in Carson’s standpoint, and obviously as confident that I feel like that’s no fluke and that there’s further to go down that path to go for him and that he’s going to make it all the way to the end of that path, as confident as I am of that, you’ve still got to go out and prove it every day.
The Redskins pushed above .500 at 3-2 following a 26-24 victory over the San Francisco 49ers. They jumped out to a 17-0 advantage and had to rally to pull out the victory.
There’s no reason to assume that a football reporter doesn’t understand routes, or that knowing about routes is dependent upon that reporter being a man or a woman. This is just another example of the sexism in sports that women face daily.
Rodrigue issued a statement to the Charlotte Observer:
This afternoon, I did my job as an NFL beat writer and asked Cam Newton a question about one of his receivers. I was dismayed by his response, which not only belittled me but countless other women before me and beside me who work in similar jobs.
Cam made a mistake. From my understanding there was a conversation, Rivera said. And I would like to talk about the Detroit Lions who we play Sunday.
Here’s a great example of a third down play. It’s cover zero, so everyone is pressing. The Eagles block it up and the center, Jason Kelce, takes two. Wentz avoids the rush, steps up and flings this ball deep to Nelson Agholor, who’s improved by leaps and bounds. Watch how he finishes this play. He didn’t do this last season.
NFL players are seldom excited to play on Thursday night, but the Kansas City Chiefs and the Oakland Raiders relish the opportunity to get back on the field this Thursday at the Oakland Coliseum after disappointing losses.
Getting beat like we did on Sunday, it probably happened the right way to get the bad taste out of our mouth, Kansas City linebacker Derrick Johnson said.
The Chiefs (5-1) took its first defeat of the season Sunday, falling 19-13 to the Pittsburgh Steelers.
While the Raiders’ losing streak includes dropping the past two games at home, the Chiefs find themselves amid several streaks in the other direction. Kansas City owns wins in nine consecutive regular-season road games along with a 12-game winning streak against AFC West opponents. The Chiefs won each of their past five meetings with the Raiders.
It’s pretty impressive because it’s a good division, Del Rio said of Kansas City’s streaks. But they’ve been rolling, they’re playing excellent football.
Oakland quarterback Derek Carr puts the losing streak on his shoulders, acknowledging he hasn’t played his best football.
I need to play better for my team, Carr said. I have no problem putting that on me and making sure that when I show up on Thursday night that I do my best in preparation to put my best foot forward.
In Week 2, they bottled up Kareem Hunt, even though he scored two touchdowns. Take out the 53-yard score, and the Eagles held Hunt to 12 carries and 28 yards. Jim Schwartz 4-3 system allows the DL to jet up the field, which creates issues in the zone run game, and their linebackers can fly.
I don’t blame him for trying. For him, it’s all about winning the trade, regardless of the long-term consequences. I prefer to operate from a different point of view. When you trade with me, I’m going to have no problem giving you more than I get back. Why? Because while you might win the trade, I’m the one who will win the trophy. Here are three ways I do it.
With the ruling in New York, Elliott didn’t miss any practice time. He was on the field for the first full workout Wednesday.
I don’t find it frustrating, said quarterback Dak Prescott, who teamed with Elliott last year for a pair of remarkable rookie seasons that helped carry the Cowboys to the best record in the NFC.
I find that there’s nothing I really can do. Just as I said, we’ll take it week by week. And as of this week, he’s playing so that’s all we’re worried about.
The catch? Send them guys who’ll be on a bye when your teams square off so they can’t hurt you. So offer WR Alshon Jeffery and TE Jared Cook and ask for TE Austin Hooper and WR Terrelle Pryor Sr. in return. Since Atlanta (Hooper) and Washington (Pryor) both had byes in Week 5, if you make this deal in Week 8, you’re covered at those positions going forward. When you play that owner in Week 10, it can only go in your favor, as both Philadelphia (Jeffery) and Oakland (Cook) are on a bye. You might well end up losing the trade, but you’ll win the matchup!
The game showcases two of the best defenses in the NFL and two of the most prolific wide receivers.
The Bengals have won their last two games, and the change to Bill Lazor as the offensive coordinator has brought life back to an offense that was stagnant early in the year.
Wide receiver A.J. Green has been the beneficiary of most of those passes and will look to do so against a passing defense that is the best in the NFL. The Steelers allow only 153.5 yards a game through the air and the secondary has yielded only one pass of more than 40 yards through six games.
Well, besides being reasonable activities for a night out in Atlantic City, officials who help prepare specific sports for Olympic recognition apparently think they could soon take their place alongside running, gymnastics and ski jumping in the world’s most prestigious athletic competition.
Assistant offensive line coach Chris Kuper is expected to take over for Foerster for now, according to ESPN. ESPN’s Jeff Darlington reported that the team is likely to bring back Dave DeGuglielmo, who was previously the Dolphins’ offensive line coach from 2009 through 2011.
We’re going to be optimistic that maybe he can make it back in four or five weeks and we’ll see what happens, Carroll said Tuesday. Maybe that’s possible and maybe that isn’t. We’ve got to see how he heals and comes back around. He definitely needed to get some things cleaned up and that was taken care of and everything went beautifully, so he’s very optimistic as well. So we need to see what happens here. Really, we won’t be able to know probably for three weeks anyway to know where he is.
Of course, much of that early dominance can be chalked up to a smothering Steeler defense. Pittsburgh allowed only six total yards in the first half eight passing and -2 on the ground. Kareem Hunt, the rookie tailback who had made history with 100-plus total yards in each of his first five games as a pro, was held to just 2.3 yards per carry. Tyreek Hill, the explosive wideout who torched the Patriots in Week 1, finished his day with just 34 receiving yards. All-Pro Travis Kelce clocked in with just four receptions and 37 yards.