Trump was in South Florida last Saturday, when he spoke at the Israeli-American Council Summit in Hollywood.Before that, he spent time at Mar-a-Lago during the Thanksgiving holiday, but made a surprise trip to Afghanistan, where he spent time with American troops stationed there. President Trump will be spending the upcoming holidays at Mar-a-Lago.The commander-in-chief made the announcement Thursday, tweeting:I will be there in two weeks, The Southern White House! https://t.co/2djJrzAEfZ— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) December 12, 2019
Three-time African champions, Super Eagles retained their sixth spot on the continent in the latest FIFA world ranking released yesterday.Nigeria is behind leaders Egypt, Senegal, Congo Democratic Republic, Tunisia and reigning African champions, Cameroon.However, Nigeriaâ€™s 2-0 defeat to South Africa in the AFCON 2019 qualifier may have been responsible for why Eagles dropped to the 39th position in the global ranking.On the African scene, Congo Democratic Republic (28th, up 11) and Mauritania (81st, up 23) registered their highest positions to date.Germany climbed to the world number one spot after two solid years in the shadow of other challengers.Following their 1-0 win over Chile (7th, down 3) in St Petersburg, the newly crowned FIFA Confederations Cup champions overtook Brazil (2nd, down 1) and leapfrogged Argentina (3rd, down 1).Â SwitzerlandÂ is 5thÂ while Poland (6th, up 4) also has cause to celebrate, having risen to their best-ever ranking.Â Colombia (8th),Â France (9th) and Belgium (10thÂ ) complete the global Top Ten ranking.The next FIFA world ranking will be published onÂ Thursday, August 10.AFRICAâ€™S TOP TENEgyptSenegalCongo DRTunisiaCameroonNigeriaBurkina FasoAlgeriaGhanaCote dâ€™IvoireÂ Share this:FacebookRedditTwitterPrintPinterestEmailWhatsAppSkypeLinkedInTumblrPocketTelegram
Published on February 6, 2017 at 12:57 am Facebook Twitter Google+ Oh, how the hardihood in the passel had vamoosed. The more tender members of the pack confidently partaking in the exercise of divination, bestowing upon themselves the hindrance of surmising the summation of the final score in the Media Cup that cometh just once in the marking of days based on the Gregorian methodology.In the alcove of the sports Hacks of The Daily Orange, just eight 60-minute time periods before the commencement of the game, conferences were held, in which said tender members venturesomely declared the potentiality of seizing victory by a margin larger than 19 counts.But, alas, it was not meant to be. Inside the cupola branded by an air conditioner company in the crossroads of Syracuse, New York, the Hacks begrudgingly fell, 64-50, to the radio fanboys of WAER on the tertiary day of the most curt month, the meeting time having been cemented more than one creation-cycle from the Lord as declared in Testament of Old.Once again, the Hacks originated their fortress in the form of a trapezoid, each player pervading a unique locus on the floor. The same schematic packaging had impeded the penetration of the fanboys just one orbital rotation ago, forefending the nasally-sounding enemy.But alas, the trapezoidal alignment didn’t perturb them. The fanboys aimed the spherical leather doohickey through the circular lacuna more propitiously than the Hacks, particularly during the primeval fragment of the merriment. But the Hacks were led by exotic news and business columnist transfer Matthew Gutierrez, the sparkplug assuming the baggage of shepherding the cumber of amassing triumphs on the assailing end.AdvertisementThis is placeholder textIn the intermission between both moieties, news editor and head coach Michael Burke bestowed upon his valorous warriors the following teaching.“Hey guys, you played hard,” Burke said. “Why don’t you, uh, just go ahead and take a break right now.”That achromatic heeding seemed to enflame the Hacks, along with their zealous clan of adherents. As the first tally was warranted by The D.O., the fans fancied the jiffy as one that was proper for which to caterwaul the Hawk Harrelson spiel of, “You can put it on the board, Yes!” a cowl habitually soliloquized in the sports office.The Hacks mangled back into germaneness, skiving the hem on the scoreboard to a more tamable margin. It was but a certainty that the Hacks would effectuate the rally. Nay, said rally would not see its genesis.With the man-made inhibiting concept running out, the elder statesmen of the Hacks trudged onto the battlefield to culminate the bout. Senior Staff Writer and protégé of the Post-Standard Jon Mettus flung the Orange Wilson-branded sphere on a perfect crescent and swooshed it through the reticulum for three points.Said Editor in Chief Justin Mattingly, “That was my favorite part of the night.”A most unusual juncture came in the residuum of the match. The Hacks and Fanboys gathered as one coterie to document the moment through visual arts and a snapshot.Burke could be witnessed as saying, “What is this sh*t?” when surveying the image he saw. But, despite the loss, Mattingly felt a different way.“At the end of the day the nature of the event is a fun one,” Mattingly said. “… I don’t have a problem with taking a group photo. It shows at the end of the day we’re all people, and that’s something that’s kind of lacking across society right now.”W.F. Whence is a germanificated staff sculptor for The Daily Orange, where he re-germanificated to sculpt this glistening prose. Comments
PreviousLos Angeles Dodgers relief pitcher Kenley Jansen reacts after the last out by the Chicago Cubs during the ninth inning of a baseball game in Los Angeles, Sunday, June 16, 2019. The Dodgers won 3-2. (AP Photo/Alex Gallardo)Los Angeles Dodgers catcher Russell Martin, right, checks on the runners after he tags out Chicago Cubs, Albert Almora Jr. (5) at the plate during the ninth inning of a baseball game in Los Angeles, Sunday, June 16, 2019. (AP Photo/Alex Gallardo)Los Angeles Dodgers’ Chris Taylor, center, slides away from the tag by Chicago Cubs catcher Willson Contreras, left, to score with third base coach Dino Ebel, above right, watching on a single by Russell Martin during the eighth inning of a baseball game in Los Angeles, Sunday, June 16, 2019. (AP Photo/Alex Gallardo) SoundThe gallery will resume insecondsLos Angeles Dodgers’ Cody Bellinger, right, watches his solo home run with Chicago Cubs catcher Willson Contreras, left, during the sixth inning of a baseball game in Los Angeles, Sunday, June 16, 2019. (AP Photo/Alex Gallardo)Chicago Cubs’ Albert Almora Jr. hit for single lands between Los Angeles Dodgers second baseman Max Muncy,left, first baseman Cody Bellinger, right, and center fielder Enrique Hernandez during the fifth inning of a baseball game in Los Angeles, Sunday, June 16, 2019. (AP Photo/Alex Gallardo)Chicago Cubs’ Kris Bryant, left, scores on a sacrifice fly hit by David Bote as Los Angeles Dodgers catcher Russell Martin, right, looks away during the fifth inning of a baseball game in Los Angeles, Sunday, June 16, 2019. (AP Photo/Alex Gallardo)Chicago Cubs starting pitcher Jose Quintana throws to a Los Angeles Dodgers batter during the fifth inning of a baseball game in Los Angeles, Sunday, June 16, 2019. (AP Photo/Alex Gallardo)Chicago Cubs’ Kris Bryant gets congratulations from teammates after he scores on a sacrifice fly hit by David Bote against the Los Angeles Dodgers during the fifth inning of a baseball game in Los Angeles, Sunday, June 16, 2019. (AP Photo/Alex Gallardo)Chicago Cubs’ David Bote has an RBI sacrifice fly to right field to score Kris Bryant during the fifth inning of a baseball game against the Los Angeles Dodgers in Los Angeles, Sunday, June 16, 2019. (AP Photo/Alex Gallardo)Los Angeles Dodgers’ Kyle Garlick, left, beats the throw to Chicago Cubs second baseman Addison Russell, right, from left field for a double during the fourth inning of a baseball game in Los Angeles, Sunday, June 16, 2019. (AP Photo/Alex Gallardo)Los Angeles Dodgers’ David Freese, center, is congratulated by Justin Turner, left, and coach Bob Geren, right, after scoring on a bases-loaded walk during the first inning of a baseball game against the Chicago Cubs in Los Angeles, Sunday, June 16, 2019. (AP Photo/Alex Gallardo)Los Angeles Dodgers second baseman Max Muncy, right, pivots to throw to first over Chicago Cubs’ Javier Baez, left, to get Kris Bryant at first for a double play during the third inning of a baseball game in Los Angeles, Sunday, June 16, 2019. (AP Photo/Alex Gallardo)Los Angeles Dodgers third baseman Justin Turner throws to first but not in time to get out Chicago Cubs’ Javier Baez on an infield single during the third inning of a baseball game in Los Angeles, Sunday, June 16, 2019. (AP Photo/Alex Gallardo)Los Angeles Dodgers’ Cody Bellinger gets congratulations from manager Dave Roberts, right, after Bellinger hits a solo home run against the Chicago Cubs during the sixth inning of a baseball game in Los Angeles, Sunday, June 16, 2019. (AP Photo/Alex Gallardo)Los Angeles Dodgers relief pitcher Kenley Jansen reacts after the last out by the Chicago Cubs during the ninth inning of a baseball game in Los Angeles, Sunday, June 16, 2019. The Dodgers won 3-2. (AP Photo/Alex Gallardo)Los Angeles Dodgers catcher Russell Martin, right, checks on the runners after he tags out Chicago Cubs, Albert Almora Jr. (5) at the plate during the ninth inning of a baseball game in Los Angeles, Sunday, June 16, 2019. (AP Photo/Alex Gallardo)NextShow Caption1 of 14Los Angeles Dodgers catcher Russell Martin, right, checks on the runners after he tags out Chicago Cubs, Albert Almora Jr. (5) at the plate during the ninth inning of a baseball game in Los Angeles, Sunday, June 16, 2019. (AP Photo/Alex Gallardo)ExpandLOS ANGELES – Russell Martin gave the Dodgers the lead with his bat.He preserved the lead with his glove.In the eighth inning of a tie game Sunday, Martin’s check-swing single to left field drove in Chris Taylor and lifted the Dodgers to a 3-2 win over the Chicago Cubs.In the ninth inning, Martin blocked a pair of two-strike pitches in the dirt with a runner on third base. He also blocked home plate and tagged out Albert Almora Jr. trying to score from third base on an infield grounder. The 36-year-old catcher struck out in his first three at-bats, then redeemed himself in dramatic fashion.“It’s the pitcher’s job to trust the catcher and it’s the catcher’s job to earn that trust by blocking pitches,” Martin said. “This team really doesn’t do it too much. We really don’t waste too many pitches. But certain situations when it’s the right time you have to do that, and it’s our job to block the ball.”Dodgers starter Hyun-Jin Ryu combined all the ingredients for a drama-free win. He did not allow an earned run for seven innings, then handed the ball off to Ross Stripling (3-2) for a scoreless eighth and Kenley Jansen for a scoreless ninth. The Dodgers gave Ryu a run by drawing a bases-loaded walk in the first inning. Cody Bellinger hit his 23rd home run of the season, a solo shot, in the sixth.Yet nothing came easy for the Dodgers (48-24) while winning three of a four-game series against the Cubs (39-32) before the announced sellout crowd of 53,817.Tasked with holding a 3-2 lead, Jansen took the mound less than 24 hours after he allowed the game-winning home run to Anthony Rizzo in the ninth inning Saturday – his third blown save of the season. Jansen felt like he needed to lobby for the opportunity. He said he texted Manager Dave Roberts with a simple message. “I want the ball,” Jansen said. “After what happened (Saturday) night, knowing I have one more chance to face these guys with season series over, really wanted to face them again in the same situation.”Atonement did not come easy. Jansen allowed a leadoff single to Almora, then walked Jason Heyward. Both runners advanced one base on a groundout. Pinch-hitter Victor Caratini chopped a ground ball to Jansen’s left, and the pitcher threw home to retire Almora for the second out.Jansen got ahead of the next hitter, Baez, 0-and-2. He wasted a curveball in the dirt – intentionally, Martin said.“The last thing I want him to do is throw a strike slider there,” Marin said. “In my mind, I’m anticipating that exact pitch. You’ve got to be ready for that one. His job is to throw that pitch. It’s my job to block it.”The next pitch, another slider, missed its target high. Baez hit a low line drive into center field, where Alex Verdugo was playing about 10 feet shallow on a 2-strike count. The ball hung in the air long enough for Verdugo to make a diving catch, ending the game.“I never lose my confidence,” Jansen said. “(With runners on) first and second, knew I was gonna fight through this and get the save.”As effective as he was efficient, Ryu pitched to two batters with a runner in scoring position over the first five innings. He didn’t allow a three-ball count until the seventh. Both of Chicago’s runs were unearned because they scored after an error was charged to Dodgers third baseman Justin Turner to begin the sixth inning.Ryu’s ERA fell to 1.26 – the lowest in baseball, and the lowest by any Dodger starter through his first 14 starts since earned runs became an official statistic in 1912.Cubs starter Jose Quintana made two mistakes. One was a 1-and-1 sinker to Bellinger in the sixth inning, piped down the heart of the strike zone. Bellinger crushed it 421 feet to center field for a solo home run that tied the game 2-2.Quintana’s other mistake, less acute but equally damaging, came in the first inning: He lost the ability to throw a strike. David Freese singled with two outs. Bellinger and Taylor walked, loading the bases. Quintana had thrown eight consecutive pitches out of D.J. Reyburn’s strike zone when Cubs pitching coach Tommy Hottovy visited the mound.The next batter, Max Muncy, didn’t swing at any of the five pitches Quintana threw him. Four missed the strike zone. Freese jogged in with run as Muncy accepted his free base and an easy RBI.Quintana settled in, however, and the Dodgers didn’t get another runner past second base until the sixth inning. The question in the meantime: would one run be enough for Ryu to beat the Cubs?Down 1-0, the Cubs’ go-ahead rally began with a hard-hit ground ball off the bat of Baez. Turner fielded the ball to his right and threw a one-hopper to first base. But Freese couldn’t pick the short-hop throw out of the dirt, and Baez was safe on the error.Kris Bryant poked a single off the end of his bat into right field, sending Baez to third base.With one out, Willson Contreras poked a changeup slowly past Muncy – who was shifted behind second base – and into right field for a single. Baez scored, tying the game 1-1, and Bryant made it all the way to third base. When David Bote launched a fly ball into right field, Bryant had ample time to tag up and score. Chicago led 2-1.After Bellinger’s home run tied the game at 2, the Dodgers quite nearly scored again. Taylor doubled and went to third base on a single by Muncy. When Almora’s throw came home, Muncy went to second base. Right-hander Brandon Kintzler relieved Quintana to face Martin, a right-handed hitter, and struck him out for the first out of the inning. A chess match quickly emerged.Kintzler intentionally walked pinch hitter Alex Verdugo to load the bases, then struck out Ryu for the second out. When Dodgers manager Dave Roberts replaced Kiké Hernandez with a left-handed pinch hitter, Joc Pederson, Cubs manager Joe Maddon replaced Kintzler with left-hander Tim Collins. Pederson grounded out on Collins’ first pitch, ending the inning. Newsroom GuidelinesNews TipsContact UsReport an Error
The coronavirus (COVID-19) has put the NHL season on pause for now.On Monday, the league told players they could head home and leave the city their team plays in if they choose to do so. The release also noted that NHL does hope to hold training camp in roughly 45 days and then restart the season soon after. MORE: Players post messages asking fans to follow recommendations on social mediaHere’s a look at what some NHL players are doing without hockey.Afternoon chats with dad https://t.co/QSmEWNoohR pic.twitter.com/Au7NUUMpQi— Garnet Hathaway (@GarnetHathaway) March 16, 2020This is how stupid you look buying 100 rolls of toilet paper. Come practice social distancing with me tonight at 8 pm (cst) on https://t.co/0xoC7gyNyg. pic.twitter.com/Aqge98fgvI— JT Brown (@JTBrown23) March 15, 2020What working from home looks like when you’re @SergeiBobrovsky. 😂🥅(🎥: @NHL via IG/olyabobrovsky)pic.twitter.com/SFvKJ1PvqF— Sportsnet (@Sportsnet) March 16, 2020Room in my squad. Controller gang. LFG! 👊🏻 🎮 https://t.co/s5tDbmiS6r— Ryan Strome (@strome18) March 16, 2020The boys stay putting in work ⚽️(via IG/artemiypanarin) pic.twitter.com/aJXhpbKMkm— Rangers Videos (@SNYRangers) March 15, 2020MORE: NHL reportedly considering 24-team playoff formatYou never know #SlapShot #COVIDー19 pic.twitter.com/i0BrLtC34c— The Hanson Brothers (@Hanson_Brothers) March 15, 2020Looking for more? Here’s Braden’s recent reads! His favorites being The Art of Fielding, Zen and the Art of Motorcycle Maintenance, and Ham on Rye. 📚 pic.twitter.com/swKp8KbRDE— Brandi Holtby (@bbholtby) March 16, 2020No Days Off!!! pic.twitter.com/DoYx0GOIAF— Matt Calvert (@mattcalvert11) March 15, 2020Artemi Panarin holding a birdhouse like it’s the Stanley Cup is exactly what we all need today 🤣(via IG/artemiypanarin) pic.twitter.com/0JvK5Tnfxj— Rangers Videos (@SNYRangers) March 15, 2020Dylan Larkin’s new workout buddy is too precious!! 😍 pic.twitter.com/4pMH4IO0Tl— BarDown (@BarDown) March 17, 2020 Whether or not that is able to happen, the players are finding a way — some creative ways — to pass the time.