Cubs start fast, beat Indians in Game 2 to even up World Series – USA Today
The Cubs jumped out to an early lead against Trevor Bauer in the top of the first on an RBI double by Anthony Rizzo that scored Kris Bryant. But Cubs starter Jake Arrieta struggled with his fastball command in the bottom half of the same inning, walking Francisco Lindor and Mike Napoli in succession before getting Jose Ramirez to fly out to escape the jam.
From there, Arrieta settled down, reigning in his early wildness and yielding a handful of fly-ball outs knocked down by wind blowing in from center field. Though Arrieta did not appear to have the best feel for his stuff on a frigid night, he held the Indians hitless through 5 1/3 before a Jason Kipnis double ended his no-hit bid.
Inside Kyle Schwarber’s journey to being a surprising World Series legend for the Cubs – Sports Illustrated
In Game 2, the Cubs became the first team in World Series history to start six non-pitchers younger than 25 years old: Bryant, catcher Willson Contrereas and rightfielder Jorge Soler are 24; Schwarber and second baseman Javier Baez are 23; and shortstop Addison Russell is 22. They won the game, 5-1, to even the World Series at one game each, thanks in part to two RBI singles from Schwarber, who also had a walk and is now 3-for-7 with two walks and a double in the Fall Classic.
Gulls’ rally falls short against Stockton – San Diego Union-Tribune
Perhaps the evening’s frustration was best embodied by San Diego goalie Matthew Hackett, who broke his stick in anger following a controversial sequence in the first period.
With the game tied 1-1, the puck squirted behind the San Diego net. Hackett then found himself draped by Stockton winger Garnet Hathaway as he attempted to locate the puck.
Hathaway, who appeared to make little effort to avoid the crease, removed himself from Hackett’s back just long enough to deflect a pass past Hackett with a backhand shot.
The Gulls bench and their fans howled for goalie interference but the referees allowed the goal, reasoning that Hathaway had been checked into Hackett and was out of the crease when he took his shot.
AUDIO: Joey Bosa On Early Success “I Wouldn’t Say I’m Surprised In Myself”
Chargers DE Joey Bosa on his early results, why he can do so much more, which veterans he turns to and why he doesn’t have time for life off the football field.
Denzel Perryman Wins AFC Defensive Player of the Week! – Bolts from the Blue
Perryman ended his day with seven tackles, one pass defensed, one tackle for a loss, and an interception which allowed the Chargers to come back to tie the game with a field goal by Josh Lambo and forced overtime.
VIDEO: Denzel Perryman On Chargers Confidence, Jatavis Brown & Familiar Opponent
AFC defensive player of the week Denzel Perryman on the Chargers confidence after a two-game winning streak, the play of Jatavis Brown and advantage of facing a familiar opponent.
AUDIO: Corey Liuget: “If We Wanted To Win Games The D-Line Needed To Play Better”
Chargers DE Corey Liuget joined Scott and BR to talk about the D-line playing better, Joey Bosa and finally catching breaks to win games.
Padres GM A.J. Preller addresses suspension, medical records – San Diego Union-Tribune
All MLB teams input medical records into a central database known as the Sutton Medical System, with relevant information expected to be made accessible in the event of a trade. Shortly after the hiring of head athletic trainer Mark Rogow, according to sources, the Padres held meetings during spring training in which medical staff were instructed to begin documenting details about players into two different files — one related to disabled-list situations, the other to preventative treatments.
Padres part ways with coaches Brock, Rodriguez – MLB.com
Mark McGwire (bench coach), Darren Balsley (pitching coach), Alan Zinter (hitting coach), Glenn Hoffman (third-base coach) and Doug Bochtler (bullpen coach) are set to remain on skipper Andy Green’s staff next season. As for Rodriguez and Brock, Green noted neither decision was easy.
Ema Boateng steals show for LA Galaxy in playoff romp over Real Salt Lake – Sports Illustrated
The unheralded Boateng continued to own RSL, and the LA Galaxy’s quest for a record sixth MLS Cup will go on after a comfortable win–without their stars at full strength.
SDSU basketball in loaded 2018 Maui field – San Diego Union-Tribune
San Diego State is always trying to ramp up the difficulty of its nonconference basketball schedule, but in 2018-19 the Aztecs won’t have to worry about that. The Maui Invitational just did it for them.
The 2018 Maui field was announced Wednesday afternoon, and it’s loaded.
How loaded? Arizona, Auburn, Duke, Gonzaga, Illinois, Iowa State, Xavier and SDSU loaded.
Exclusive: Casino mogul Adelson says no certainty over Las Vegas stadium for NFL’s Raiders – Reuters
Casino mogul Sheldon Adelson said he is prepared to walk away from a deal to build a stadium that would help relocate the National Football League’s Oakland Raiders to Las Vegas if terms offered by the team do not improve.
Adelson, who succeeded this month in getting legislation passed to enable the construction of the stadium, said his problems now involve negotiations with the Raiders.
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