Judge Snaps Slump With 34th HR, Yankees Top Tigers 7-3

first_imgNEW YORK (AP) — Not long after landing a big addition for their pitching staff, Aaron Judge and the Yankees got back to bashing the ball around the yard.Judge broke out of a slump with his 34th home run , regaining sole possession of the major league lead, and Chase Headley sparked New York at the plate Monday night in its 7-3 victory over the Detroit Tigers.Luis Severino beat Michael Fulmer in a matchup of young All-Stars, though neither was at his best on the mound. Earlier in the day, the Yankees upgraded their rotation by acquiring Sonny Gray from Oakland for three prospects at the trade deadline.“We’re very appreciative,” Headley said. “Guys were fired up when they heard the news.”Headley got three hits as New York won for the ninth time in 11 games. He put the AL East leaders ahead with a two-run double in a four-run fourth inning aided by second baseman Ian Kinsler’s crucial error.Todd Frazier followed with a two-run single , and Judge hit a solo shot in the fifth to snap a tie with Miami slugger Giancarlo Stanton atop the leaderboard.Judge also walked twice to help the Yankees score at least seven runs for the second time in 26 games during July. He entered batting .158 with 25 strikeouts since winning the Home Run Derby over the All-Star break.“It’s kind of what we’ve been used to seeing,” manager Joe Girardi said. “I thought his at-bats were pretty good.”Severino (8-4) needed a career-high 116 pitches — most by a Yankees pitcher this season — to get through five innings but still won his third consecutive start. He allowed one run and struck out eight, improving to 3-0 with a 0.69 ERA in his last four outings.The right-hander was checked by a trainer early after grabbing at his leg, but appeared to be fine the rest of the way.Aroldis Chapman entered with the bases loaded in the ninth and got two outs for his 13th save in 16 attempts. Detroit stranded 14 runners in the opener of a nine-game road trip.Fulmer (10-9) was touched up for seven runs, six earned, and seven hits over six-plus innings.“I thought my stuff was there,” he said. “First three innings I could throw the ball wherever I wanted to, and then just kind of lost command.”Last season’s AL Rookie of the Year has lost three straight starts after winning four in a row.“Sometimes one long inning can take its toll,” Detroit manager Brad Ausmus saidJames McCann hit an RBI double and Jim Adduci had a run-scoring single for the fourth-place Tigers, who also made a trade Monday. Detroit sent reliever Justin Wilson and catcher Alex Avila to the World Series champion Chicago Cubs for minor league infielders Jeimer Candelario and Isaac Paredes and a player to be named or cash.Adduci made a leaping catch at the right-field wall in the sixth to steal a two-run homer from Frazier, who tipped his helmet in response.Clint Frazier hit an RBI triple in the seventh for New York and scored on Gary Sanchez’s sacrifice fly.CLOSE CALLMikie Mahtook was hit by a pitch twice — the second time in the helmet by a 98 mph fastball from Yankees reliever Tommy Kahnle. The impact knocked Mahtook’s helmet off his head and sent him sprawling to the ground, but apparently it was a glancing blow. Mahtook popped right up and yelled twice in frustration, then walked to first base and virtually ignored a trainer who came out to check on him. The center fielder finished the game. “I guess it didn’t hit me as flush,” said Mahtook, who acknowledged it was scary. “I didn’t feel any head pain. There’s no dizziness. … I guess I got real lucky.”FIRST THOUGHTSHeadley is 4 for 8 with three extra-base hits and 12 RBIs with the bases loaded this season. He is hitting .417 since moving from third base to first on July 19 after the Yankees traded for Todd Frazier. “I think he just found himself again,” Girardi said.TRAINER’S ROOMTigers: SS Jose Iglesias was removed in the sixth with a sprained right wrist. He was injured on a swing while striking out and will be re-evaluated Tuesday.Yankees: SS Didi Gregorius and OF Brett Gardner were rested. … Girardi said 2B Starlin Castro (strained right hamstring) is “a ways away” from returning to the lineup. … 1B Greg Bird (bruised right ankle) is scheduled to see the doctor Tuesday and have stitches removed. … Girardi said he thought backup catcher Austin Romine was OK after getting banged up in several spots Sunday and leaving the game.ROSTER MOVESIn addition to obtaining Gray, the Yankees recalled RHP Jonathan Holder from Triple-A Scranton/Wilkes-Barre and traded minor league right-hander Yefry Ramírez to Baltimore for international signing bonus pool money. After the game, they optioned Holder and 1B Garrett Cooper back to Triple-A. New York has increased its international signing bonus pool from $4.75 million to $8 million for the current period that began July 2, tying Boston for the most among major league teams. The Yankees have already spent $3.8 million of that allotment.UP NEXTTigers RHP Anibal Sanchez (2-1, 6.18 ERA) starts Tuesday night against Yankees LHP CC Sabathia (9-3, 3.66), who is 21-13 with a 4.11 ERA in his career against Detroit.By MIKE FITZPATRICKTweetPinShare0 Shareslast_img read more

Arsenal vs Swansea City: Team news & TV

first_imgArsenal Arsenal vs Swansea City: TV channel, stream, kick-off time, odds & match preview Oli Platt Last updated 2 years ago 14:45 10/27/17 FacebookTwitterRedditcopy Comments(1) Mesut Ozil Arsenal Getty Images Arsenal Arsenal v Swansea City Swansea City Premier League The Gunners hammered Everton last time out and could do with another confidence-boosting win ahead of next weekend’s trip to Manchester City Arsenal will hope to build on their 5-2 thrashing of Everton last time out when they take on Swansea City on Saturday.The front three of Alexis Sanchez, Mesut Ozil and Alexandre Lacazette combined to superb effect to put the Toffees to the sword in a match that cost Ronald Koeman his job.Now up to fifth, the Gunners will expect a win again before next weekend’s trip to Manchester City. Article continues below Editors’ Picks Lyon treble & England heartbreak: The full story behind Lucy Bronze’s dramatic 2019 Liverpool v Man City is now the league’s biggest rivalry and the bitterness is growing Megan Rapinoe: Born & brilliant in the U.S.A. A Liverpool legend in the making: Behind Virgil van Dijk’s remarkable rise to world’s best player Game Arsenal vs Swansea City Date Saturday, October 28 Time 15:00 BST / 10:00 ET TV CHANNEL & LIVE STREAM Alexandre Lacazette ArsenalIn the UK, the match will not be available to watch live on television due to the blackout between 14:45 and 17:15. UK TV channel Online stream None None In the US, the match will not be available to watch live on television but can be streamed via NBC Sports Gold’s Premier League Pass. US TV channel Online stream None NBC Sports Gold SQUADS & TEAM NEWS Position Arsenal players Goalkeepers Cech, Macey Defenders Kolasinac, Debuchy, Mertesacker, Koscielny, Holding, Monreal, Mustafi, Bellerin Midfielders Ramsey, Wilshere, Ozil, Iwobi, Xhaka, Coquelin, Elneny, Maitland-Niles, Willock, Reine-Adelaide Forwards Alexis, Giroud, Walcott, Welbeck, Lacazette, Nelson, Nketiah Shkodran Mustafi and Danny Welbeck may miss out again as they have not fully returned to training.Santi Cazorla is a long-term absentee and Calum Chambers is also out but will be back in full training on Monday. David Ospina could feature against Red Star in the Champions League in midweek but will not be involved here.Potential starting XI: Cech; Koscielny, Mertesacker, Monreal; Bellerin, Ramsey, Xhaka, Kolasinac; Ozil, Lacazette, Alexis. Position Swansea City players Goalkeepers Mulder, Fabianski, Nordfeldt Defenders Van der Hoorn, Mawson, Rangel, Naughton, Bartley, Fernandez Midfielders Ki, Britton, Fer, Dyer, Routledge, Narsingh, Carroll, Fulton, Mesa, Clucas, King Forwards Ayew, Abraham, McBurnie Swansea will be without a natural left-back after Martin Olsson was hurt against Manchester United, so Kyle Naughton, Sam Clucas or Angel Rangel will fill in.Renato Sanches and Wilfried Bony remain sidelined but are nearing returns.Potential starting XI: Fabianski; Naughton, Fernandez, Mawson, Clucas; Fer, Britton, Carroll; Narsingh, Abraham, Ayew.BETTING & MATCH ODDS Tammy Abraham Swansea 2017Arsenal are 2/9 favourites to win, according to dabblebet, with Swansea priced at 12/1 and the draw available at 11/2.Click here to view dabblebet’s full selection of available match markets. GAME PREVIEW Jack Wilshere Arsenal 2017Is it time for Arsenal to bring Jack Wilshere back into the fray in the Premier League?The England midfielder got through 114 minutes against Norwich City in the Carabao Cup, which means he is unlikely to start against Swansea City due to his problematic injury record.But a stint on the pitch for that long combined with regular outings in the cup competitions and a cameo against Everton last time out in the league mean that Wilshere must now be closing in on full fitness.The 25-year-old’s class remains evident, but the more difficult question is how he fits into Arsene Wenger’s starting lineup.The most natural position for Wilshere would be the left-sided central-midfield role currently occupied by Granit Xhaka, whose form has been spotty at best, but whether he would offer the necessary defensive protection is questionable.He is capable of being deployed further up the field, but Alexis Sanchez and Mesut Ozil will surely take the bulk of the minutes there now they are fit.The best chance Wilshere might have was if Wenger ditched his three-man defence and added an extra body to midfield, in which case Wilshere could slot in nicely alongside Aaron Ramsey with Xhaka or Francis Coquelin behind them.But for now one of the Gunners’ most gifted players may have to continue to bide his time as he looks to get back into form ahead of next summer’s World Cup.last_img read more

All Clear for Turks and Caicos

first_imgOne thing we ought remember, is that although the tropical storm warning was discontinued for the TCI since 2pm, the DDME still has to do its checks to ensure that conditions are indeed safe, hence the all clear coming two hours later.    A Tropical Storm warning at 2pm today was discontinued for the Turks and Caicos Islands by the Bahamas Department of Meteorology.  Two hours earlier, at noon, the airports were reopened by the Turks and Caicos Islands Airports Authority.  That was approximately the time that tropical storm force winds were predicted to dissipate, and they did.  Nearly all of Florida is under some kind of watch or warning and keeping to its peculiarity, Hurricane Matthew is, in at least two forecast models, expected to move up the south east coast, then make a turn or perhaps I should say a U-turn in the Atlantic and hit Miami.    If the storm does this, it will be much weaker forecasts are saying.    Currently, Hurricane Matthew is moving through The Bahamas chain of islands, expected to slam right into New Providence and Grand Bahama.  Those islands are as ready as can be and will experience Matthew by tonight.  Facebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsAppProvidenciales, TCI, October 5, 2016 – Minutes to 4pm (Wednesday October 5, 2016) the ALL CLEAR was given for The Turks and Caicos and life as usual in these islands are officially resumed.  If you were looking for an epic encounter with dangerous, killer Hurricane Matthew then you are disappointed.  More sensible heads are grateful though for an uneventful encounter with the storm which has killed and destroyed and proven hard to chart, hard to read and uncommonly far reaching; nearly every country in the Atlantic & Caribbean had some brush with now Category three, Hurricane Matthew.   No damages were reported for the Turks and Caicos and the Department of Disaster Management and Emergencies kept its command center and storm shelters opened from Monday into today.  Again, Turks and Caicos is no longer under Tropical Storm Warning and the ALL CLEAR is issued by the Turks and Caicos Islands Government.    Related Items:all clear given for tci, tropical storm warning discontinued for turks and caicos Facebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsApplast_img read more