Matt Loede has been a part of the Cleveland Sports Media for over 21 years, with experience covering Major League Baseball, National Basketball Association, the National Football League and even high school and college events. He has been a part of the Cleveland Indians coverage since the opening of Jacobs/Progressive Field in 1994, and spent two and a half years covering the team for 92.3 The Fan, and covers them daily for Associated Press Radio. You can follow Matt on Twitter HERE. Related TopicsIndiansShane BieberTrevor Bauer Matt Loede The Indians are now 10 games over .500 after a sweep in Kansas City, and now the team will move on to Cincinnati to take on the Reds for a quick two games before the All-Star break.Here’s the pitching matchups for the two games in the finale of the “Ohio Cup” for 2019. July 6 @ Cincinnati, 4:10PM (SportsTime Ohio/WTAM/WMMS/IRN)RHP Shane Bieber vs. RHP Anthony DeSclafaniJuly 7 @ Cincinnati, 1:10PM (SportsTime Ohio/WTAM/WMMS/IRN)RHP Trevor Bauer vs. RHP Tyler Mahle
The family-friendly festival, set within the stunning Somerset countryside, boasts a beautiful backdrop of Chew Valley Lake and has been running since 2014.Sustainability, provenance of food and caring for the land are key ingredients of the event, which takes place on a working organic farm.As well as live music from the likes of Rae Morris, My Baby and St Paul and the Broken Bones, children and adults can meet the farm animals, pick vegetables, take part in cookery workshops and learn skills such as fermenting.Sharing food together is part of the ethos, with a fancy dress banquet on Friday night, a giant Midnight Feast on the Saturday and a Sunday Picnic involving Michelin starred chefs like Josh Eggleton.Full adult weekend tickets cost just £110, little ones aged two and under go free, and kids’ tickets start at £15.To find out more about the event, that takes place between 3-5 August, click here.
BATON ROUGE – The fourth-ranked LSU gymnastics team will have the home rotation by starting on vault at the NCAA Championships Semifinal II, the NCAA announced Monday.LSU (24-2) will square off against No. 1 Oklahoma, No. 5 Alabama, No. 8 Auburn, No. 9 Nebraska and No. 12 Oregon State in semifinal II at 7 p.m. on April 17 in the Fort Worth Convention Center in Fort Worth, Texas.Semifinal I will begin at 1 p.m. on April 17, and it features No. 2 Florida, No. 3 Utah, No. 6 Michigan, No. 7 UCLA, No. 10 Georgia and No. 11 Stanford.The top three finishers in each semifinal will advance to the NCAA Super Six on April 18, and the winner of the Super Six meet will be crowned national champion.This marks the first time since 2007 that LSU will compete in the second national semifinal as the Tigers go for their third-straight Super Six appearance and fifth overall.LSU will begin on vault and rotate to a bye, bars, beam, bye and floor. Oregon State will start on the bye before bars, while Auburn begins on bars, Nebraska on beam, Oklahoma on the bye before floor and Alabama on floor.
Uruguay were generally expected to be resolute at the back and clinical up front during Friday’s quarter-final at the 2018 FIFA World Cup Russia, but in the end it was France who proved to be defensively sound and efficient in front of goal. La Celeste’s failure to penetrate the French rearguard was in large part due to the excellent performances of Raphael Varane and Hugo Lloris, both of whom shared their thoughts with FIFA.com after the match. Lloris was involved in one of the encounter’s pivotal moments at Nizhny Novgorod Stadium, diving full-length to save a header by Martin Caceres that appeared certain to hit the back of the net. In contrast, the subsequent handling error made by his opposite number, Fernando Muslera, allowed the European side to double their lead and eventually seal a memorable win. “At this level, it’s all about concentration, really,” explained Lloris. “Today we were really strong, mentally speaking. We knew that we needed to score first, and we did. The second goal was just one of those things; it’s bad luck for Muslera, a goalkeeper that I really like – one of the greatest in Uruguay’s history. The lesson we’ll take from this is that every match is a challenge, and the further we go in the tournament, the more results come down to minor details.” Many French fans had been expecting Uruguay’s central defensive pairing of Diego Godin and Jose Gimenez to play a crucial role in the match. Instead, they had the pleasure of seeing their own elite centre-back, Raphael Varane, not only put in a masterful display in the heart of the French defence, but also make a telling contribution at the other end. The Real Madrid man rose to head home Antoine Griezmann’s free-kick for the opening goal – his third for his country – in the 40th minute of the game. “We knew that set pieces were one of their main strengths, but we showed that it’s one of ours too,” noted the defender, who went on to reveal the secret behind the goal. “I told Antoine to do a little feint and then stick the ball right on the penalty spot. It was something we’d worked on in training.” France are still unbeaten at Russia 2018 and march on to the semi-finals, much to the delight of Didier Deschamps who became the longest-serving France coach (in terms of matches) in history after the Round-of-16 match against Argentina, and who extended his total number of games in charge to 81 on Friday. “I don’t necessarily have convictions, but I’ve always been certain about some things,” he said. “I’ve got a high-quality squad. I’m really so proud of them, because they’re the ones who made this happen. They’ve merited this victory.” Many observers would suggest that Deschamps, who laid the foundations for a solid result and performance in a match that originally promised to be extremely tight, also fully deserves credit for the win.
THE Guyana Football Federation (GFF) Elite League will make a return for the second round on Sunday at the Georgetown Football Club (GFC) ground with an interesting double-header.League leaders and newcomers Den Amstel will collide with defending champions Guyana Defence Force (GDF) in the opening game from 17:30hrs then make way for the highly anticipated clash between the new-look Fruta Conquerors and Western Tigers.Following the GFF’s Transfer Window, some teams made some major changes to their initial roster with Western Tigers and Fruta Conquerors going after the ‘big guns’ to boost their chances.The Elite League will see a return of the star of their inaugural season, Gregory ‘Jackie Chan’ Richardson, who was picked up by Fruta Conquerors while former Alpha United talisman Daniel Wilson will now suit up with Western Tigers.Both players are familiar with each other, having played on a star-studded Alpha United team as well as on the country’s National senior team, the ‘Golden Jaguars’.Conquerors finished behind champions Guyana Defence Force (GDF) last season, and had vowed to make the necessary changes needed to not only compete with the ‘Army’, but also to stake their claim as the best club in Guyana.Richardson, touted as one of the most talented players of his generation, had taken the Elite League by storm in its inaugural season while playing for his foundation club Pele.However, after Pele, along with Alpha United, Slingerz FC and the Georgetown Football Club (GFC) had pulled out of the Elite League in protest of the GFF’s expansion from eight to ten teams, calling the move “unconstitutional”, the club (Pele) found itself back at the ‘association’ level, playing under the Georgetown Football Association (GFA).Fruta Conquerors, headed by Guyanese-born Canadian football star Alex Bunbury, had made several notable signings this season, also adding National player Anthony Benfield, and Golden Jaguars national ’keeper Akel Clarke to their line-up.Richardson, 35, is the first Guyanese-born player to be signed and featured in the USA’s Major League Soccer (MLS), following his move to the Colorado Rapids in 2009.The forward, who sits behind Nigel ‘Powers’ Codrington (18) as the country’s second highest goalscorer on the international stage, with 15, is well known for his ability to get goals and at Fruta Conquerors it will be expected of him to live up to his billing, even though he’s one step off the player he used to be.
Chennai: Indian cricketer Vijay Shankar is getting married. The bride is Vaishali Vishwesaran. Vijay Shankar shared pictures of the engagement with his fans through his Instagram account.Vijay Shankar is a young all-rounder who has given a lot of hope to the Indian team. The inclusion of Vijay Shankar, who excels in both batting and bowling, in the squad for the recent ODI World Cup was controversial. Veteran batsman Ambati Rayudu has come out with a publicity stunt against the inclusion of all-rounder Vijay Shankar in the team. Vijay Shankar returns home from injury during World CupHe has played 12 ODIs and nine T20Is for India so far. He scored 223 runs in ODIs. The highest score was 46 runs. He has scored 101 runs in T20I so far. The highest score was 43. He took four wickets in ODIs and five in Twenty20s.Vijay Shankar, 29, is the star of Sunrisers Hyderabad in the upcoming IPL in the UAE. Vijay Shankar got engaged to Sunrisers before returning to the UAE. Kovid is the second Indian cricketer to enter into marriage during his tenure. Vijay Shankar hails from Tamil Nadu. Yusvendra Chahal and dancer Dhanashree Verma got engaged yesterday.
(Reuters) – Following is a list of the 10 lowest scores in a single innings in test match cricket after Ireland were bowled out for 38 in a 143-run defeat by England on Friday. 26 – New Zealand v England at Auckland, March 195530 – South Africa v England at Port Elizabeth, Feb 189630 – South Africa v England at Birmingham, June 1924 35 – South Africa v England at Cape Town, April 189936 – South Africa v Australia at Melbourne, Feb. 193236 – Australia v England at Birmingham, May 1902 38 – Ireland v England at Lord’s, July 201942 – New Zealand v Australia in Wellington, March 194642 – Australia v England in Sydney, Feb 1888 42 – India v England at Lord’s, June 1974
Newly-elected Hall of Fame linebackers Ray Lewis and Brian Urlacher will be followed to Canton by their former teams as the Ravens will play the Chicago Bears in the 2018 Hall of Fame Game.As many speculated with Lewis being a headliner inductee, the Ravens will participate in the annual exhibition game at Tom Benson Hall of Fame Stadium in Ohio on Thursday, Aug. 2. The 8 p.m. kickoff will mark the first time in team history that the Ravens will play in the Hall of Fame Game.Lewis, Urlacher, and the rest of the Pro Football Hall of Fame Class of 2018 will be enshrined on Saturday, Aug. 4 with a significant contingent of Ravens fans expected to be in attendance.Tuesday’s announcement means John Harbaugh’s team will play five preseason games this summer instead of the traditional four and will be permitted to start training camp as early as July 18, a week earlier than normal. Despite the benefit of extra practice time, participating teams usually proceed with great caution in the Hall of Fame Game by resting most of their prominent players as Dallas and Arizona each held out upwards of 30 players in last year’s contest.The Bears will be playing in the Hall of Fame Game for a record-tying fifth time and are coming off a 5-11 campaign that included a 27-24 upset victory over the Ravens at M&T Bank Stadium last October. Four of Chicago’s five victories last season came in a clean sweep of the AFC North.Those interested in joining WNST.net for Ray Lewis’ Hall of Fame induction in Canton can sign up for our various trip options HERE.
Real Madrid coach Jose Mourinho has conceded he was wrong to poke current Barcelona coach Tito Vilanova in the eye during a touchline altercation during the Spanish Supercopa last season.Occuring during the two-legged competition when Vilanova was then-assistant coach to Pep Guardiola, the incident happened in a tie which Los Merengues went on to lose 5-4 on aggregate. Mourinho subsequently had a ban as punishment lifted.The outspoken Portuguese has since admitted he lost control of himself at that moment, but revealed there was no bad blood that existed any longer between the two of them.“I should obviously not have done what I did,” Mourinho told a press conference while on tour with his club in the United States. “Nevertheless, there was a whole story behind that that made me lose a little control.”“The one who failed there was me, and I place plenty of emphasis these days on my players just to continue concentrating on games themselves and controlling their emotions.“There lie no problems between Tito [Vilanova] and myself. We greeted each other normally in subsequent matches. Thankfully, the story is over and we must just hope to avoid such instances in the future.” With his thoughts shifting to the season ahead, the 49-year-old was quick to state his objectives of building upon their La Liga triumph by eventually winning the Champions League.“Last year, we were only eliminated on penalties in Europe. We’re close, and if we keep trying, one day it will happen.”The Santiago Bernabeu side crashed out to eventual runners-up Bayern Munich in the semi-finals.
All Dirt Knights Tour events will be broadcast by Speed Shift TV. The Dirt Knights Tour event at Stuart Speedway on May 20 has been postponed but opening night IMCA racing is still on the schedule that evening. The traditional Memorial Day event at Vinton has also been postponed but Benton County Speedway will still open its season Sunday, May 24 with the first $1,000 to win Fast Shafts All-Star Invitational ballot qualifier this year in Iowa. VINTON, Iowa – The three May dates for the Speed Shift TV Dirt Knights Tour for IMCA Modifieds have been postponed. New Stuart and Vinton dates are to be announced. Promoters at both tracks cited restrictions on fans attending in the grandstand in their decisions to reschedule. What was to have been opening night on May 7 at Marshalltown Speedway will now be held Tuesday, June 9 during the Dale DeFrance Memorial.