Staying on Merseyside and Liverpool great Jamie Carragher says next month’s game with Chelsea could be a crucial in the Premier League title race.The Merseysiders are six points behind Antonio Conte’s leaders – after beating Everton 1-nil.Carragher tells Sky Sports News his old club couldn’t afford to lose last night’s derby.In Scotland, Celtic will go 14 points clear with a win at home to Partick Thistle this evening.Skipper Scott Brown is available for the Hoops having served a suspension.Kick off is at 7.45 Everton hope that James McCarthy can make a speedy recovery from the injury he sustained in last nights defeat to Liverpool at Goodison Park.The Ireland midfielder was withdrawn at half time in the match and replaced by Gareth Barry.It remains unclear if he’ll be available for their next match against Champions Leicester on Saint Stephens day.
MORE: SN staff predictions and picks for the 2020 MLB seasonJust three seasons ago, the Los Angeles Dodgers, the World Series favorites in 2020, went 51-9 from early June through mid August 2017, marking the best 60-game stretch for any team during any point in a season. Before then, however, teams have gotten close to 50 wins in their first 60 games many times.Here’s a look back at those hottest opening records ever, going back more than a century. This should give the Yankees and Athletics plenty of inspiration to try to dominate as contenders again in 2020:10 best 60-game starts in MLB history1. New York Giants, 1912Opening record: 48-11-1Final record: 103-48Just like the 2017 Dodgers, the 1912 Giants, well before relocating to San Francisco, couldn’t finish with a World Series title. Behind famed manager John McGraw and led by Hall of Fame pitchers Christy Mathewson and Rube Marquard, the Giants were NL juggernauts, but they lost a classic tight eight-game World Series to the Red Sox, 4-3-1 (including a tie in Game 5).2. Seattle Mariners, 2001Opening record: 47-13Final record: 116-46Lou Piniella managed this very talented team. They had great lineup balance with Ichiro Suzuki, Edgar Martinez, Bret Boone, Mike Cameron and John Olerud. They also had a strong rotation of versatile arms featuring unlikely late-career 20-game winner Jamie Moyer. Unfortunately, after getting through the Indians in the division series, they lost to the Yankees 4-1 in the ALCS, failing to reach the World Series.3. Chicago Cubs, 1907Opening record: 47-13Final record: 107-45This was the Cubs’ championship standard that stood for 108 years until the 2016 team made history. The double-play combination of Joe Tinker to Johnny Evers to Frank Chance was on the marquee, but pitchers Mordecai “Three Finger” Brown and Orval Overall were the true dominant forces. Chicago rolled through the NL and took care of Detroit 4-0-1 in the World Series.4. New York Yankees, 1939Opening record: 47-13Final record: 106-45This was one of the Bronx Bombers’ super teams, led by the two Joes, manger McCarthy and superstar DiMaggio. Joe Gordon, Bill Dickey, Lefty Gomez and Red Ruffing gave the Yankees four more future Hall of Famers. The seventh was Lou Gehrig, who was forced to retire after his ALS diagnosis at midseason, giving his inspiring address on July 4. They rolled through the AL and swept the Reds, 4-0, in the World Series.MORE: 2020 World Series odds, top player prop bets5. New York Yankees, 1998Opening record: 46-14Final record: 114-48The Yankees’ modern dynasty was stamped by this effort, setting the tone for the first of three consecutive World Series titles after they ended a long drought (for them) in 1996. Joe Torre and Derek Jeter had plenty of support from a loaded lineup to a mighty five-deep rotation to Mariano Rivera. With a great mix of youngsters and veterans, power and speed, offense and defense, starting and relieving, New York had no weaknesses all the way through sweeping the Padres 4-0 in the Fall Classic.6. New York Yankees, 1953Opening record: 46-14Final record: 99-52Here’s the Casey Stengel entry for the Yankees. Yogi Berra and Mickey Mantle were the leaders here, with Whitey Ford serving as the unquestioned ace of the pitching staff. Despite the significant cool-off over the final two-thirds of the season, New York still padded its World Series haul by taking care of Brooklyn, 4-2.7. Philadelphia Athletics, 1929Opening record: 45-15Final record: 104-46This is the first of two Connie Mack teams on this list. Jimmie Foxx, Mickey Cochrane and Al Simmons had terrific offensive outputs together as future Hall of Famers, while Lefty Grove was just developing his legend on the mound. The A’s denied the Cubs 4-1 in the World Series.8. New York Yankees, 1928Opening record: 45-15Final record: 101-53The 1927 version of the Bombers gets romanticized for its offense more, but the follow-up season was almost identically strong, powered again by Gehrig and Babe Ruth. Miller Huggins easily managed the Yankees to a World Series repeat with a second straight sweep, only vs. the Cardinals instead of the Pirates.9. Philadelphia Athletics, 1913Opening record: 45-15Final record: 96-57Mack had a red-hot team 16 years before, too, although this one had to survive being below .500 after a sizzling start. Eddie Collins and Home Run Baker provided plenty of offense, but there were more future Hall of Famers on the pitching staff in Eddie Plank, Chief Bender and Herb Pennock. These A’s beat the then New York Giants 4-1, long before their Bay Area series sweep in 1989. 10. Detroit Tigers, 1984Opening record: 44-16Final record: 104-58Sparky Anderson managed the best MLB team of the 1980s, powered by intense leader Kirk Gibson and six All-Stars — Lance Parrish, Alan Trammell, Lou Whitaker, Chet Lemon, Jack Morris and Willie Hernandez. Hernandez, a dominant left-handed reliever, won both the AL Cy Young and MVP awards. These Tigers didn’t let up until after they rolled through the Padres for what’s still the franchise’s most recent ring. There is no time for a team slumping to start the 2020 MLB season. With only 60 games on the schedule because of the coronavirus pandemic, that means every game counts as 2.7 games, magnifying every win — and every loss.Although the games are being played in July, August and September, there will be a feel of April and May with every team trying to get out of gate well to avoid stumbling before having a real chance to contend for the postseason. There’s also a chance more than one team can get red-hot and pull away comfortably before the final couple of weeks.
CLICK HERE if you are having a problem viewing the photos on a mobile deviceNeiron Ball, who ascended to a starting position as a Raiders rookie linebacker after surviving a rare blood vessel disorder, has been in a medically induced coma since Sept. 16 after an aneurysm burst in his brain.For complete Oakland Raiders coverage follow us on Flipboard.Ball, 26, was diagnosed with arteriovenous malformation (AVM) after experiencing headaches following a 2011 practice at the University of …
Tags:#Amazon#web Related Posts 8 Best WordPress Hosting Solutions on the Market Why Tech Companies Need Simpler Terms of Servic… A Web Developer’s New Best Friend is the AI Wai… Top Reasons to Go With Managed WordPress Hosting audrey watters Today looks to be a record-breaking day for the daily deal site LivingSocial. It’s offering a nationwide deal: a $20 Amazon gift card for $10. In just the first few hours of the sale, users have already purchased over 243,000 coupons. Some are predicting the deal is on a course to outperform the previous blockbuster daily deal, when Groupon offered $25 off a $50 purchase at the Gap. That resulted in some $13 million worth of coupons being sold. The LivingSocial deal still has 22 hours to go and has already sold over $2 million worth of coupons. Of course, Amazon isn’t simply just another major retailer dabbling in the daily deal business. It’s also a major investor in LivingSocial, having put $175 million into the company in December. Lightspeed Venture Partners’ Jeremy Lew calls today’s deal “the first step of operational integration from that investment.” If so, this deal may be less about selling Amazon wares than introducing Amazon customers to the daily deal company.Any predictions on how many $10 off coupons will be sold by the time the deal ends this time tomorrow?
An Arizona public utility has voted to impose new charges on customers who generate some of their own electricity with photovoltaic (PV) systems, arguing the extra income will help pay for grid infrastructure and maintenance, ThinkProgress reports.Directors of the Salt River Project (SRP) voted in favor of the new fee late last month despite the appearance of some 500 protesters at their meeting in Tempe.Chief Financial Executive Aidan McSheffrey said that the utility has no choice but to modernize the grid and improve reliability. But in a letter to SRP, SolarCity CEO Lyndon Rive promised to sue the utility for violating state and federal antitrust laws.ThinkProgress said the additional “demand charge” would be based on a solar customer’s peak power demand during the month and would be imposed no matter how much power the customer provided to the grid. Solar advocates get some concessionsThe utility had originally proposed that the 15,000 existing solar customers in the state keep their current rates for 10 years before being switched to the new plan. But in the end, directors agreed to push that out to 20 years in response to customers who had calculated savings on their investments with a longer time line.SRP also decided to allow customers who signed solar contracts before December 8, 2014 to keep the current rate plan for 20 years, ThinkProgress reports.Finally, the utility said that it would use a 30-minute period of peak power demand rather than 15 minutes to determine the new demand charge.Still, it’s not enough to deter SolarCity, which had urged SRP a week before the vote to withdraw the plan.Rive wrote the new fee is “an unabashed penalty on customers who want to go solar and a deliberate effort to stop new solar installations.”ThinkProgress adds that solar customers in neighboring New Mexico are looking at a similar proposal. There, the state’s largest electric utility proposed late last year a $30 monthly fee for solar customers in order to connect to the grid.
“I guess we just got reminded that the season is not yet over, and losing thrice doesn’t mean we’re done,” said La Salle team captain Desiree Cheng, who drilled in 17 points on a remarkable 70-percent kill rate.La Salle committed just 10 errors the entire game, a world of difference from 37 errors it made in losing to University of the Philippines last week.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSPrivate companies step in to help SEA Games hostingSPORTSPalace wants Cayetano’s PHISGOC Foundation probed over corruption chargesSPORTSSingapore latest to raise issue on SEA Games food, logistics“We entered the [UP] match with no pride and not realizing the name printed in front of our uniforms,” said Cheng.UST, which was a point from sweeping Ateneo in its last outing before losing in five sets, took its ire out on Adamson University, 25-15, 25-12, 25-16. Bloomberg: US would benefit from more, not fewer, immigrants Unlike in that loss to the league-leading Lady Eagles, UST didn’t rely too much on explosive scorer Sisi Rondina and rookie Eya Laure this time.Instead, rookie playmaker Fe Galanza gave lefty hitters Caitlyn Viray and Dimdim Pacres a lot of looks at the ball and both responded with 14 and 12 points, respectively.Rondina, playing decoy perfectly, scored 10 points after wasting a 35-point output against Ateneo. Laure led the Tigresses with 17.ADVERTISEMENT LATEST STORIES Ababa takes clubhouse lead with a 70 Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Colombia protesters vow new strike after talks hit snag Photo by Tristan Tamayo/INQUIRER.netDefending champion La Salle and University of Santo Tomas wasted no time bouncing back from stinging defeats, hammering out straight-sets victories on Wednesday in UAAP women’s volleyball at Filoil Flying V Centre.The three-time defending champion didn’t take chances against a young National University side that pushed the Lady Spikers to five sets in the first round, methodically dismantling the Lady Bulldogs this time, 25-20, 25-18, 25-10.ADVERTISEMENT Google Philippines names new country director Wintry storm delivers US travel woes before Thanksgiving Trump tells impeachment jokes at annual turkey pardon event Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Panelo: Duterte ‘angry’ with SEA Games hosting hassles MOST READ PH underwater hockey team aims to make waves in SEA Games PLAY LIST 02:42PH underwater hockey team aims to make waves in SEA Games01:44Philippines marks anniversary of massacre with calls for justice01:19Fire erupts in Barangay Tatalon in Quezon City01:07Trump talks impeachment while meeting NCAA athletes02:49World-class track facilities installed at NCC for SEA Games02:11Trump awards medals to Jon Voight, Alison Krauss Private companies step in to help SEA Games hosting Cayetano: Senate, Drilon to be blamed for SEA Games mess View comments
TagsTransfersAbout the authorPaul VegasShare the loveHave your say Birkenhead-born Lewis Warrington inks Everton dealby Paul Vegas13 days agoSend to a friendShare the loveBirkenhead-born Lewis Warrington has signed his first professional contract with Everton.The youngster has put pen-to-paper on a deal which will keep him with the Blues until June 2022.The 17-year-old has been at Everton for 11 years.”I’ve put in a lot of hard work and sacrifices, so to make this next step and sign a pro deal means everything,” Warrington, a season-ticket holder in the Gwladys Street, told evertonfc.com.”I’ve been at Everton for 11 years and the support has been immense from the start.”The coaching I’ve had here has been incredible. Every coach I have had has added something to my game.”They’ve helped make me the player I am, and I’ve got to keep going.”
Leyton Orient name Carl Fletcher as head coachby Paul Vegas8 days agoSend to a friendShare the loveLeyton Orient have named Carl Fletcher as head coach.The 39-year-old has agreed a two-year contract at Brisbane Road and arrives from Bournemouth, where his most recent position was loan manager.Fletcher takes over from caretaker boss Ross Embleton, who has filled the vacancy since the death of Justin Edinburgh in June.Orient director of football Martin Ling told the club website: “The board went through the interview process with Carl and he kept coming out on top.”He has leadership skills, which he obviously had as a captain of many teams he was at including his country. Everything that we were looking for, he ticked every box.”Everyone we spoke to said everything we wanted to hear. We spoke to Stephen Purches at Bournemouth, we had people speak to Eddie Howe and Charlie Daniels.”We spoke to a couple players who played under him at Plymouth as well as the people at board level at Bournemouth and they all said the same thing – they believe he’s going to make a top-class football manager.” TagsTransfersAbout the authorPaul VegasShare the loveHave your say
Former Auburn running back Corey Grant is doing a pretty good job impressing the scouts at the Tigers’ pro day this afternoon. The 5-foot-11, 205-pound running back did not receive an invite to the Senior Bowl or the NFL Combine, but he’s making up for that today. Grant might be the fastest player available in the upcoming NFL Draft. According to multiple people in attendance at Auburn’s pro day, Grant ran a sub-4.3 40-yard dash. Hearing unofficial 40 chatter of 4.27 and 4.28 for AU RB Corey Grant. Workout wonder. #AUProDay— Chase Goodbread (@ChaseGoodbread) March 3, 2015BREAKING: Corey Grant is fast. Unofficially a 4.27 40 at Pro Day— Tom Green (@Tomas_Verde) March 3, 2015Times are often a little faster at pro days than they are at the combine or at NFL team’s individual workouts, but that’s still an incredibly impressive performance by Grant. He’s certainly helping his draft stock today.
Auburn Basketball ClassAs of roughly 12 p.m. E.T. Sunday, Auburn’s men’s basketball program has the best recruiting class in the SEC for 2016. Yes, you read that correctly. The Tigers, after receiving the commitment of five-star small forward Mustapha Heron, have rose in 247 Sports’ Team Rankings to the top of the SEC and No. 7 in the country. Auburn has three commitments in the class: Heron, three-star point guard Jared Harper and three-star Anfernee McLemore. Now, there is a long way to go before teams are done recruiting for 2016. Kentucky will surely add multiple elite recruits to its class and probably end up with the top class in the conference. But, for a little while, Bruce Pearl’s program can claim to be at the top of the SEC recruiting mountain, and that’s pretty cool.