Keston Hiura injury update: Brewers infielder (hamstring) to miss at least 2 weeks

first_img CC Sabathia injury update: Yankees place pitcher on 10-day injured list The Brewers will be without the services of second baseman Keston Hiura for at least two weeks, manager Craig Counsell said Saturday.The Brewers placed Hiura on the 10-day IL with a Grade 2 strained left hamstring. OF Ben Gamel and 3B Travis Shaw have been recalled from Triple-A San Antonio. 2B Keston Hiura (strained left hamstring) placed on the 10-day injured list. RHP Devin Williams optioned to San Antonio. pic.twitter.com/2AonfA1Gs4— Milwaukee Brewers (@Brewers) August 31, 2019Hiura, 23, is having an impressive rookie season, with 16 home runs and a .301/.369/.571 slash line in 70 games. His strained hamstring is the latest injury problem for the Brewers. Mike Moustakas is dealing with a bruised wrist, and Lorenzo Cain (knee) and Ryan Braun (back) are sitting out Saturday’s game against the Cubs.“We’re bit by the injury bug,” Counsell said Saturday. Related Newscenter_img In a corresponding roster move Saturday, Milwaukee recalled third baseman Travis Shaw from Triple-A San Antonio. After struggling at the plate earlier this season, Shaw was demoted in late June. The Brewers (68-66) need him to return to form as the team chases a playoff spot in the final month.last_img read more

Tom Brady injury update: Patriots star (calf) limited practice participant

first_imgThis was described as “minor” https://t.co/Bk51R9pMfZ— Ian Rapoport (@RapSheet) September 18, 2019Brady and the Patriots have gotten off to a fantastic start this season, topping the Steelers by 30 points in their opener and following that up with a 43-0 win over the Dolphins in Week 2. Brady, 42, has completed 68.8% of his passes and thrown for five touchdowns with no interceptions through the first two games of 2019.  Solid Sunday for the 🐐@TomBrady | #GoPats pic.twitter.com/RqWrJATK4f— New England Patriots (@Patriots) September 10, 2019The Patriots are set to host the 0-2 Jets on Sunday. Brady’s backup is rookie Jarrett Stidham, who was selected in the fourth round of the draft out of Auburn. New England released veteran quarterback Brian Hoyer after Stidham completed 61 of his 90 passes for 731 yards with four touchdowns and an interception in the preseason. Related News Antonio Brown won’t face prosecution for alleged sexual assault incident in Pennsylvania Tom Brady is apparently dealing with a calf injury. The star Patriots quarterback was a limited participant in practice Wednesday because of the issue, the team announced. It is unclear when Brady suffered the injury, but it is considered “minor,” according to a report from NFL.com. Isaiah Wynn injury update: Patriots offensive lineman (foot) to be placed on IR, report says Jaguars’ Jalen Ramsey to play against Titans, Doug Marrone sayslast_img read more

Fantasy Football Injury Updates: T.Y. Hilton, Julian Edelman, Vance McDonald shake up Week 4 rankings

first_imgVance McDonald injury updateMcDonald left Sunday’s game because of a shoulder injury and didn’t return after making just one catch in the early going from Mason Rudolph. Mike Tomlin didn’t speak further on McDonald’s injury afterward, and he wasn’t available to the media in the locker room. McDonald had two shoulder surgeries during college and has missed NFL games in both 2016 and ’17 due to unspecified shoulder injuries, according to Sports Injury Predictor.MORE: Top Week 4 waiver pickupsThe history of shoulder injuries with McDonald creates an increased worry. His value already took a hit due to Rudolph’s move into the starting QB position. McDonald hasn’t exceeded 40 yards in a game yet this season after being a preseason sleeper, although he did catch two short TDs from Rudolph in Week 2. Xavier Grimble would likely take over at TE if McDonald misses time. WEEK 4 NON-PPR RANKINGS:Quarterback | Running back | Wide receiver | Tight end | D/ST | KickerWill T.Y. Hilton miss Week 4?After entering Sunday with a quad injury, Hilton balled out in the first half with eight catches but then left the game after aggravating his quad injury. He didn’t look like a candidate to return, as he was on the sideline without his helmet or gloves. Hilton told reporters afterward that he was held out because “they didn’t want me to tear (the quad).”That doesn’t sound good. At best, we’d expect Hilton to be a game-time decision in Week 4 against the Raiders. There’s always a chance he made the injury worse than it was entering Sunday and he’ll be forced to miss extended action. Zach Pascal and Deon Cain are the two most likely Colts wideouts to step into Hilton’s shoes if he misses time, although this could also accelerate the development of rookie Parris Campbell.WEEK 4 PPR RANKINGS: Running back | Wide receiver | Tight endJulian Edelman injury updateEdelman went to the locker room early ahead of halftime Sunday and was later ruled out for the game because of a chest injury. The Patriots were blowing out the Jets, so there wasn’t any impetus to get Edelman back in. Edelman’s X-rays on his ribs were negative, per reports.If Edelman were to miss time, Phillip Dorsett would be an even more attractive waiver wire add, and Josh Gordon, who is owned in nearly every league, would be an every-week starter. When the Patriots went three wide after Edelman was out Sunday, Jakobi Meyers joined those two. He could be a deep-league pickup after he generated tons of preseason hype.WEEK 4: Waiver pickups | FAAB planner | Trade values | Snap counts The Patriots looked to have the best receiver depth in the league a week ago. Now, Antonio Brown is released and Julian Edelman is dealing with a ribs injury. Thankfully for New England, Josh Gordon exited twice with minor issues Sunday but returned both times. Fantasy football owners also should be concerned about T.Y. Hilton, who exited Sunday’s game after aggravating the quad injury he entered the day with. And a starting fantasy TE, Vance McDonald, has a history of shoulder injuries and sustained another one on Sunday. Get the latest on these players so you can be prepared for the waiver wire and Week 4 start ’em, sit ’em decisions.We also have the latest news on Saquon Barkley and LeSean McCoy’s injuries here. For more of the latest news and fantasy updates, follow us on Twitter (@SN_Fantasy). last_img read more

Caster: CAS postpones decision on IAAF regulations

first_imgA widely anticipated decision on controversial new international gender regulations has been delayed by a month, the Court of Arbitration for Sport (CAS) has revealed, with all parties agreeing to postpone the court’s ruling until the end of April.“The arbitration proceedings at the CAS involving the South African athlete Caster Semenya, Athletics South Africa (ASA) and the International Association of Athletics Federations (IAAF) continue,” the court said in a statement on Thursday.“The CAS had initially announced that the final decision would be communicated on March 26… (but) the parties have filed additional submissions and materials and agreed to postpone the issuance of the CAS award until the end of April 2019. No specific date has been set yet.”AdChoices广告Ads by TeadsSemenya, the world and Olympic 800m champion, had challenged a CAS decision last year to accept the IAAF’s gender regulations, which restricted athletes with hyperandrogenism from competing against women at international level in certain events.Aside from a formidable legal team, the 28-year-old athlete received significant support at last month’s week-long hearing, with ASA also launching an appeal which was backed by government and the SA Sports Confederation and Olympic Committee (Sascoc).While Semenya had since competed, winning the women’s 1 500m and 5 000m titles at the Gauteng North provincial championships in Pretoria last week, she was not able to comment on the matter while the case was ongoing.She was expected to compete again on the top-flight domestic circuit next month, with potential appearances at two Grand Prix track and field meetings as well as the national championships.For more news your way, download The Citizen’s app for iOS and Android.last_img read more

Tiger, McIlroy advance to knockout showdown at WGC Match Play

first_imgThe showdown of the world’s 64 top-ranked golfers at Austin (Texas) Country Club featured three days of group matches to decide 16 players for weekend knockout matches that will determine a champion.Woods, seeded 13th, will meet fourth-seeded Rory McIlroy of Northern Ireland in the round of 16 on Saturday morning. They have never met in a match-play test in Ryder Cup singles or WGC Match Play competition.“I’ll be ready,” Woods said.AdChoices广告Ads by TeadsFour-time major winner McIlroy beat England’s Matthew Fitzpatrick 4&2 to complete an unbeaten sweep of his group, never trailing in any match.“I got up early and played some good golf on the front nine,” McIlroy said. “I got scrappy toward the end but I’m through and I’m looking forward to tomorrow.”“It’s exciting for the tournament. I’m sure it’s going to be exciting for us. I feel good about my game. I’m going to stick with my game plan and not look at him until I have to near the end.”McIlroy gave a nod to his final-round duel with Woods at last year’s US PGA Tour Championship, where Woods captured his 80th career US PGA victory with a final-round surge while McIlroy struggled.“I just hope I put up a better fight than I did in Atlanta last year,” McIlroy said.Former world number one Woods, a 14-time major champion, split his first two matches and needed a victory plus a loss by Brandt Snedeker to reach the weekend from his all-American group.Aaron Wise led after every hole in routing Snedeker 6&4 and Woods took care of the rest with an impressive fightback, showing the form that made him a superstar 20 years ago and helped him to WGC Match Play titles in 2003, 2004 and 2008.Woods made bogeys at the par-5 sixth and par-4 eighth to fall 2-down to Cantlay, who gave one back with a bogey at nine.Woods then reeled off three birdies and an eagle to win the next four holes for a 3-up edge, sinking a 21-foot birdie putt at the par-3 11th and a six-footer at the par-5 12th, then holing out from 82 yards for eagle at the par-4 13th and curling home a 20-foot birdie putt at the par-4 14th.“Patrick got a bad break at nine. I got a free hole there,” Woods said. “I tried to carry the momentum to the back nine. I made a big putt at 11 and got it rolling from there.”At 13, he bounced his approach onto the green and saw the crowd erupt as the ball rolled into the cup.“I was just trying to get it up close and next thing you know it falls in,” Woods said. “I’ll take it.”Sweden’s Henrik Stenson, seeded 37th, won three of the first four holes and never trailed in completing an unbeaten run through his group with a 5&4 win over previously unbeaten US 52nd seed Jim Furyk.last_img read more

Don’t savage Faf yet … he had a lot of external issues to deal with

first_imgSouth African cricket is in a precarious place at the moment, with much of the blame belonging to the board of Cricket South Africa (CSA), but the on-field issues also cannot be ignored. Chief among these is the future of the captain, Faf du Plessis. The skipper batted with admirable determination for two hours and 20 minutes in the second innings of the final Test against England, but was it enough for him to deserve a place in the team for the next Test, against the West Indies in Port-of-Spain starting on 23 July? Du Plessis now averages just 20.92…last_img read more

Families sue helicopter firm in Kobe Bryant crash

first_imgThe lawsuits were filed Sunday in the Los Angeles Superior Court on behalf of the families of basketball coach John Altobelli, his wife Keri and their 13-year-old daughter Alyssa — who played basketball with Gianna — and of assistant coach Christina Mauser, the TMZ website said.The complaints accuse Island Express Helicopters and Island Express Holding Corp. of negligence.Bryant’s widow Vanessa filed a lawsuit nearly two months ago against the operators of the helicopter and the estate of the pilot, Ara Zobayan, who was among the nine killed when they crashed in rugged terrain west of Los Angeles on January 26.The death of Kobe Bryant shocked fans and players around the world. GETTY IMAGES NORTH AMERICA/AFP/File/Harry HowHer complaint faults the company for allowing the helicopter to fly in “heavy fog and low clouds.”The helicopter was headed to Bryant’s Mamba Sports Academy in Thousand Oaks, where his daughter was set to play.The other victims included another of Gianna’s basketball teammates, Payton Chester, and Payton’s mother Sarah.The death of Bryant — a five-time NBA champion for the LA Lakers and double Olympic gold medalist — shocked players and fans around the world.last_img read more

Kevin Harvick reflects on his career as milestone race approaches

first_imgTALLADEGA, Ala. — More than 18 years ago, Kevin Harvick was thrust into a career change he could not have anticipated a week earlier.After Dale Earnhardt’s death on the final lap of the 2001 Daytona 500, Harvick took over Earnhardt’s vaunted Richard Childress Racing ride the following week at Rockingham — albeit in a Chevrolet sporting the No. 29 in lieu of the trademark No. 3. In his third start in the car, Harvick won at Atlanta, the first of 48 career victories to date. On Sunday at Talladega, Harvick will make his 677th start in the Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series. The 2001 Daytona 500 was Earnhardt’s 676th race in NASCAR’s premier series.PLAYOFF STANDINGS: Updated points heading into Talladega”It should make a lot of us standing here feel old,” Harvick said Friday at Talladega. “I think, as you look back and you don’t realize how long it actually has been and — you guys have heard me say this before — but in the beginning it was really hard to understand the magnitude of the circumstances the first couple years, just because you didn’t really understand much about what was going on as you got into the second year and really started to understand what happened the year before. “It was already done. Sometimes you do things and then all of a sudden you get past those things and you haven’t really taken in all of the things that happen because you just didn’t understand them. Really, that first particular year we raced so much and the team protected me from so many things because we were on the road so much and didn’t have to really understand the magnitude of it, but there was no hiding from it over an offseason and the next year, as the expectations changed. “But when you look at, like when I came in, we started racing 36 races and so it happened a little bit quicker than it would have with — I don’t know what the total number of years (Earnhardt raced) were — but I’m sure it’s more. It’s definitely a unique number and stat and makes you think back to a lot of things.”Team owner Richard Childress will pace the field for Sunday’s 1000Bulbs.com 500 (2 p.m. ET on NBC, MRN and SiriusXM NASCAR Radio), accompanied by Johnny Morris, founder of RCR sponsor Bass Pro Shops.During the 50th anniversary season of RCR and the 50th anniversary season of Talladega Superspeedway, Childress will be behind the wheel of the No. 3 Chevrolet Earnhardt drove to the final victory of his career — and his 10th at Talladega — on Oct. 15, 2000.NEWS: Richard Childress will pace the field at @TalladegaSuperS in the No. 3 GM Goodwrench Chevrolet that Dale Earnhardt drove at Talladega in 2000, his last NASCAR victory. #RCR50 pic.twitter.com/ZBWugsdkiW— RCR (@RCRracing) September 18, 2019Having moved from RCR to Stewart-Haas Racing, and having won the series championship in 2014, the first year of the elimination format, Harvick will compete in his 20th full season at NASCAR’s highest level next year. Of all the changes that have occurred in major league stock car racing since his rookie season, Harvick sees the advancements in safety as foremost.  “The rapid progression of the inside of the car — that’s the biggest that has changed, because I live in there on a week-to-week basis and have seen the progression of ‘You don’t have to really wear gloves if you don’t want to, you don’t have to wear a full-face helmet if you don’t want to,’ to today, where they’re bugging you all the time to go update your concussion protocol and going to do your physicals and all those things you used to just cowboy up and not do and think that was the right way to do it. “The standard of the safety side of things, and it still progresses rapidly today because NASCAR pushes it. The soft walls. The helmets. The seats. I mean, a number of those things have changed, and I would say outside of the car is just the engineering, the amount of engineering that goes into these cars is still going to be surprising to somebody who comes from an industry that’s never seen a NASCAR race.”Reid Spencer writes for the NASCAR Wire Service.last_img read more