Spartans score 1-0 triumph

first_imgLA VERNE – In a pitchers’ duel marred by controversy, Damien High School beat visiting Covina 1-0 in a nonleague baseball game on Monday. In the bottom of the third inning of a scoreless game, the Spartans’ Matt Krause singled to left field. The ball took a strange bounce and got by left fielder Tyler Pill. It rolled to the fence and went under it. “We had no idea what to expect, but he’s (Garcia) probably our most talented pitcher.” Vasquez said. Adam Pittman was sent in to close out the game for the Spartans and went 12/3 innings. He gave up one hit and struck out two in earning the save. Covina’s best chance to score came after a leadoff triple by Steve Wilson. A pitch in the dirt then rolled up the third-base line, but he was tagged out to end the threat. “It’s hard to overcome mistakes. We made mistakes.” Root said. “This was a learning experience for us.” 160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set! “I didn’t see the play, I was watching the runner.” Damien coach Rich Vasquez said. Perhaps lost in the controversy was the performance of the pitchers. Covina sent out junior left-hander Justin Smith, who threw a complete-game, two-hitter. He also struck out four. “He mixed pitches up and spotted really well.” Root said. “He’s a competitor and is gonna do really well for us all year.” Damien used two pitchers to complete the shutout. Sophomore Mark Garcia made his first start at the varsity level, went 51/3 innings and allowed only five hits. center_img Pill put his hands up to signal dead ball, but the umpire apparently didn’t see the ball go under the fence and only saw the ball after it came back to the infield. Krause, meanwhile, kept running and scored the game’s lone run. “We were told if the ball goes under the fence it’s a dead ball.” Covina coach Scott Root said. “One bad call hurt us.” last_img read more

Nigeria to pay Sh248mn World Cup bonus

first_imgThe NFF have also agreed other payments and benefits to the team to avoid a pay row that marred Nigeria’s participation at the 2014 World Cup in Brazil.0Shares0000(Visited 1 times, 1 visits today) 0Shares0000Arsenal forward Alex Iwobi celebrates scoring Nigeria’s fourth goal against Argentina. PHOTO/DMABUJA, Nigeria, Nov 22 – The Nigeria Football Federation will pay players and officials a total of Sh248mn ($2.4mn) as a bonus for securing qualification for the World Cup in Russia, a spokesman said Wednesday.“The NFF have agreed to give the team $2.4 million out of the $8 million we are expecting from FIFA,” said Ademola Olajire.last_img

Blended-wing craft set for tests

first_img AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MOREBasketball roundup: Sierra Canyon, Birmingham set to face off in tournament quarterfinalsOne X-48B prototype has already undergone testing in a wind tunnel at NASA’s Langley Research Center in Hampton, Va. 160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set! EDWARDS AIR FORCE BASE – A blended-wing body aircraft developed by Boeing Phantom Works in partnership with NASA and the Air Force Research Laboratory is expected to undergo flight tests this year at NASA’s Dryden Flight Research Center. With a 21-foot wingspan, the X-48B prototype is about one-twelfth the size that an operational aircraft would be, officials said. The craft was built to study the structural, aerodynamic and operational advantages of a blended-wing body, a cross between a conventional plane and a flying wing design, officials said. The Air Force is interested in its potential as a multirole, long-range, high-capacity military transport. last_img read more

The record transfer fees waiting to be broken in the Championship

first_img 11 11 11 11 9 = Scott Hogan (signed in a £9m deal from Brentford to Aston Villa in January 2017) 11 11 2. Helder Costa (signed in a £12.8m deal from Benfica to Wolverhampton Wanderers in January 2017) 3 = Ross McCormack (signed in a £12m deal from Fulham to Aston Villa in August 2016) 11 11 1. Ruben Neves (signed in a £15.8m deal from Porto to Wolverhampton Wanderers in July 2017) 5 = Ross McCormack (signed in an £11m deal from Leeds United to Fulham in July 2014) 11 9 = Jordan Rhodes (signed in a £9m deal from Blackburn Rovers to Middlesbrough in February 2016) 11 5 = Jonathan Kodjia (signed in an £11m deal from Bristol City to Aston Villa in August 2016) 7 = Dwight Gayle (signed in a £10m deal from Crystal Palace to Newcastle United in July 2016) Hearing that a transfer record has been broken has become customary for English football fans.But while the Premier League steals the majority of space on the back pages, the excitement around Championship deals is growing.Last week Wolverhampton Wanderers agreed a record fee to sign a midfielder from FC Porto, and in light of his move, we’ve taken a look at the all-time 11 most expensive players in the division.Scroll through the gallery above to check out who features. 3 = Matt Ritchie (signed in a £12m deal from Bournemouth to Newcastle United in July 2016) 11 9 = Andre Gray (signed in a £9m deal from Brentford to Burnley in August 2015) – click the arrow above, right, to check out the most expensive Championship players 7 = Jordan Rhodes (signed in a £10m deal from Middlesbrough to Sheffield Wednesday in February 2017) last_img read more