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Edo Boy Vows to Win Best Boxer’s Prize

first_imgEdo Boy will take on the experienced Dele Lagelu in a national welterweight challenge bout.Edo Boy said he is looking forward to winning the cash prize again.“I won N1.5million in December, which was a special edition of GOtv Boxing Night. The sponsors added N500,000 to the money. This time, it is N1million and I am ready to win it. In fact, I am sure I will win it. As for my opponent, he is a good and experienced boxer, but he stands no chance. I plan to entertain the fans by prolonging the fight for a few rounds before doing what I did to my last opponent: knock him out,” he said.Share this:FacebookRedditTwitterPrintPinterestEmailWhatsAppSkypeLinkedInTumblrPocketTelegram Stanley “Edo Boy” national welterweight champion, has vowed to win the N1million cash prize and the Mojisola Ogunsanya Memorial Trophy for the best boxer at GOtv Boxing Night 8.Eribo was adjudged the best boxer at the December 2015 edition of GOtv Boxing Night, walking away with N1.5million, the biggest ever payout in domestic boxing.last_img read more

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Women’s soccer: Badgers fall to Michigan in overtime, ending seven game winning streak

first_imgEven though the University of Wisconsin women’s soccer team managed to take the game into overtime, they would still fall to the Michigan Wolverines, ending their seven game winning streak.The leg of forward Reilly Martin, Michigan (5-2-4, 2-1-1 Big Ten) took down Wisconsin (8-2-0, 2-1-0 Big Ten) in the sixth minute of overtime. For the Badgers, this is their first loss of a dominant month-long stretch where they outscored opponents 14-2.The two teams exchanged goals relatively early in what became another defensive battle for the Badgers. Jada Dayne, a Michigan player who happens to be the daughter of Wisconsin football legend Ron Dayne, got the Wolverines off to an early head start with her first period strike on the assist from Katie Foug. Soon after the second period started, Dani Rhodes answered on a penalty kick for her sixth goal of the season.Women’s soccer: Wisconsin holds on to defeat Michigan State in overtimeThe University of Wisconsin women’s soccer once again delivered in a clutch overtime situation during a 2-1 victory over the Read…Unfortunately for Wisconsin, once overtime began, something had to break in this defensive struggle. For her second goal of the season Reilly Martin sent the Badgers home with an impressive shot on a pass from mid fielder Sarah Stratigakis.On the goalkeeping end, Caitlyn Clem maintained a high level of play in a tough loss, notching four of six saves in the overtime game.  However, Michigan keeper Sarah Jackson proved herself today, only allowing one penalty shot goal with seven saves.Though Wisconsin has had success thus far in season, this loss is a reminder the Big Ten will not be an easy conference to succeed in. Including the Badgers, there are three Big Ten teams ranked in the top twelve of Division I.The Badgers play one of these teams, Rutgers, during their upcoming East Coast road trip as well as a competitive Maryland team.  The Scarlet Knights have yet to lose with a record of 8-0-2, notching them the No. 12 ranking in the United Soccer Coaches Poll. Casey Murphy will be the Badgers biggest challenge, allowing only one goal thus far this season.Before making their way to Piscataway, New Jersey, the Badgers will stop in College Park for a difficult matchup against Maryland. With a record of 7-2-1, the Terps will be another challenging obstacle for the Badger women as they continue conference play.After some close contests to begin the Big Ten season, the Badgers must maintain their focus as they prepare for the critical conference games ahead. Next up for the Badgers is two away games, the first of which is against Maryland Sept. 29.last_img read more

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David Freese helps Dodgers come from behind to beat Giants

first_imgDave Roberts offers his post-game thoughts on David Freese’s clutch hit, Ross Stripling going 6.1 IP tonight vs. the Giants. pic.twitter.com/fxUeDOzY6a— SportsNet LA (@SportsNetLA) April 4, 2019 PreviousFormer Los Angeles Dodgers general manager and current head of baseball operations for the Giants Farhan Zaidi, right, talks with Dodgers first base coach George Lombard (29) and manager Dave Roberts before the game in Los Angeles on Wednesday, Apr. 3, 2019. (Photo by Scott Varley, Daily Breeze/SCNG)Los Angeles Dodgers second baseman Enrique Hernandez (14) hits a solo home run in the first inning at Dodger Stadium in Los Angeles on Wednesday, Apr. 3, 2019. (Photo by Scott Varley, Daily Breeze/SCNG)Los Angeles Dodgers starting pitcher Ross Stripling (68) throws in the first inning at Dodger Stadium in Los Angeles on Wednesday, Apr. 3, 2019. (Photo by Scott Varley, Daily Breeze/SCNG) SoundThe gallery will resume insecondsLos Angeles Dodgers starting pitcher Ross Stripling (68) throws in the first inning at Dodger Stadium in Los Angeles on Wednesday, Apr. 3, 2019. (Photo by Scott Varley, Daily Breeze/SCNG)San Francisco Giants starting pitcher Derek Holland (45) throws in the first inning at Dodger Stadium in Los Angeles on Wednesday, Apr. 3, 2019. (Photo by Scott Varley, Daily Breeze/SCNG)Los Angeles Dodgers second baseman Enrique Hernandez (14) hits a solo home run in the first inning at Dodger Stadium in Los Angeles on Wednesday, Apr. 3, 2019. (Photo by Scott Varley, Daily Breeze/SCNG)Los Angeles Dodgers second baseman Enrique Hernandez (14) is congratulated by Los Angeles Dodgers third base coach Dino Ebel (12) after hitting a solo home run in the first inning at Dodger Stadium in Los Angeles on Wednesday, Apr. 3, 2019. (Photo by Scott Varley, Daily Breeze/SCNG)Los Angeles Dodgers second baseman Enrique Hernandez (14) celebrates his first inning home run at Dodger Stadium in Los Angeles on Wednesday, Apr. 3, 2019. (Photo by Scott Varley, Daily Breeze/SCNG)Los Angeles Dodgers second baseman Enrique Hernandez (14) celebrates his first inning home run with manager Dave Roberts at Dodger Stadium in Los Angeles on Wednesday, Apr. 3, 2019. (Photo by Scott Varley, Daily Breeze/SCNG)Los Angeles Dodgers center fielder Cody Bellinger (35) hits a RBI single at Dodger Stadium in Los Angeles on Wednesday, Apr. 3, 2019. (Photo by Scott Varley, Daily Breeze/SCNG)Los Angeles Dodgers first baseman David Freese (25) beats the tag at home by San Francisco Giants catcher Erik Kratz (5) in the first inning at Dodger Stadium in Los Angeles on Wednesday, Apr. 3, 2019. (Photo by Scott Varley, Daily Breeze/SCNG)Los Angeles Dodgers first baseman David Freese (25) beats the tag at home by San Francisco Giants catcher Erik Kratz (5) in the first inning at Dodger Stadium in Los Angeles on Wednesday, Apr. 3, 2019. (Photo by Scott Varley, Daily Breeze/SCNG)The Dodgers’ David Freese scores on a hit by Cody Bellinger during the first inning of Wednesday’s game against the Giants at Dodger Stadium. Frees added a go-ahead, two-run double later in the Dodgers; 5-3 victory. (Photo by Scott Varley, Daily Breeze/SCNG)Los Angeles Dodgers center fielder Cody Bellinger (35) celebrates his RBI single in the first inning at Dodger Stadium in Los Angeles on Wednesday, Apr. 3, 2019. (Photo by Scott Varley, Daily Breeze/SCNG)San Francisco Giants starting pitcher Derek Holland, right, chats with catcher Erik Kratz after giving up two runs in the first inning at Dodger Stadium in Los Angeles on Wednesday, Apr. 3, 2019. (Photo by Scott Varley, Daily Breeze/SCNG)Los Angeles Dodgers relief pitcher Ross Stripling (68) throws in the second inning at Dodger Stadium in Los Angeles on Wednesday, Apr. 3, 2019. (Photo by Scott Varley, Daily Breeze/SCNG)Los Angeles Dodgers shortstop Corey Seager (5) catches a line drive for an out in the second inning at Dodger Stadium in Los Angeles on Wednesday, Apr. 3, 2019. (Photo by Scott Varley, Daily Breeze/SCNG)San Francisco Giants center fielder Steven Duggar (6) stretches for a ball that landed foul at Dodger Stadium in Los Angeles on Wednesday, Apr. 3, 2019. (Photo by Scott Varley, Daily Breeze/SCNG)San Francisco Giants first baseman Brandon Belt (9) hits a 2-run homer at Dodger Stadium in Los Angeles on Wednesday, Apr. 3, 2019. (Photo by Scott Varley, Daily Breeze/SCNG)Los Angeles Dodgers right fielder Cody Bellinger (35) watches a 2-run homer hit by San Francisco Giants Brandon Belt go over the wall at Dodger Stadium in Los Angeles on Wednesday, Apr. 3, 2019. (Photo by Scott Varley, Daily Breeze/SCNG)San Francisco Giants Brandon Belt rounds the bases after hitting a 2-run homer as Los Angeles Dodgers pitcher Ross Stripling (68) watches at Dodger Stadium in Los Angeles on Wednesday, Apr. 3, 2019. (Photo by Scott Varley, Daily Breeze/SCNG)Los Angeles Dodgers starting pitcher Ross Stripling (68) gets back to the mound after giving up the lead with a Giants 2-run homer in the fourth inning at Dodger Stadium in Los Angeles on Wednesday, Apr. 3, 2019. (Photo by Scott Varley, Daily Breeze/SCNG)Los Angeles Dodgers left fielder Chris Taylor (3) is tagged out at home by San Francisco Giants catcher Erik Kratz (5) at Dodger Stadium in Los Angeles on Wednesday, Apr. 3, 2019. (Photo by Scott Varley, Daily Breeze/SCNG)Los Angeles Dodgers Cody Bellinger (35) saints home to score from first base on a double by Chris Taylor in the eighth inning at Dodger Stadium in Los Angeles on Wednesday, Apr. 3, 2019. (Photo by Scott Varley, Daily Breeze/SCNG)Los Angeles Dodgers Cody Bellinger (35) slides home safely as San Francisco Giants catcher Erik Kratz (5) waits for the ball in the eighth inning at Dodger Stadium in Los Angeles on Wednesday, Apr. 3, 2019. (Photo by Scott Varley, Daily Breeze/SCNG)The Dodgers’ Cody Bellinger, right, scores on a double by Chris Taylor as San Francisco Giants catcher Erik Kratz takes a late throw during the eighth inning of a baseball game Wednesday, April 3, 2019, in Los Angeles. (AP Photo/Mark J. Terrill)Los Angeles Dodgers Cody Bellinger (35) celebrates in the dugout after scoring in the eighth inning at Dodger Stadium in Los Angeles on Wednesday, Apr. 3, 2019. (Photo by Scott Varley, Daily Breeze/SCNG)Los Angeles Dodgers Cody Bellinger (35) beats the throw to San Francisco Giants first baseman Brandon Belt (9) for an infield single at Dodger Stadium in Los Angeles on Wednesday, Apr. 3, 2019. (Photo by Scott Varley, Daily Breeze/SCNG)LOS ANGELES — The Dodgers have hit a home run in each of their first seven games this season, a franchise record. Kiké Hernandez made sure to extend the streak quickly by homering on Derek Holland’s fourth pitch Wednesday night at Dodger Stadium. Hernandez’s homer was the 18th hit by a Dodger this season, which […]Los Angeles Dodgers relief pitcher Caleb Ferguson (64) points skyward at a fly ball at Dodger Stadium in Los Angeles on Wednesday, Apr. 3, 2019. (Photo by Scott Varley, Daily Breeze/SCNG)The Dodgers’ David Freese hits a go-ahead, two-run double to right field in the seventh inning of Wednesday’s game against the San Francisco Giants at Dodger Stadium. (Photo by Victor Decolongon/Getty Images)Los Angeles Dodgers Enrique Hernandez (14) celebrates after scoring in the seventh inning at Dodger Stadium in Los Angeles on Wednesday, Apr. 3, 2019. (Photo by Scott Varley, Daily Breeze/SCNG)Los Angeles Dodgers Enrique Hernandez (14) points to David Freese after Freese hit a 2-run double in the seventh inning at Dodger Stadium in Los Angeles on Wednesday, Apr. 3, 2019. (Photo by Scott Varley, Daily Breeze/SCNG)LOS ANGELES — The Dodgers have hit a home run in each of their first seven games this season, a franchise record. Kiké Hernandez made sure to extend the streak quickly by homering on Derek Holland’s fourth pitch Wednesday night at Dodger Stadium. Hernandez’s homer was the 18th hit by a Dodger this season, which […]Los Angeles Dodgers Enrique Hernandez (14) sprints home from first base on a 2-run double by David Freese in the seventh inning at Dodger Stadium in Los Angeles on Wednesday, Apr. 3, 2019. (Photo by Scott Varley, Daily Breeze/SCNG)Los Angeles Dodgers catcher Austin Barnes (15) doubles in the seventh inning ahead of the tag by San Francisco Giants second baseman Joe Panik at Dodger Stadium in Los Angeles on Wednesday, Apr. 3, 2019. (Photo by Scott Varley, Daily Breeze/SCNG)Los Angeles Dodgers catcher Austin Barnes (15) doubles in the seventh inning at Dodger Stadium in Los Angeles on Wednesday, Apr. 3, 2019. (Photo by Scott Varley, Daily Breeze/SCNG)Los Angeles Dodgers manager Dave Roberts pulls starting pitcher Ross Stripling (68) in the seventh inning at Dodger Stadium in Los Angeles on Wednesday, Apr. 3, 2019. (Photo by Scott Varley, Daily Breeze/SCNG)Los Angeles Dodgers third baseman Justin Turner (10) has a word with umpire Dan Bellino (2) after striking out in the fifth inning at Dodger Stadium in Los Angeles on Wednesday, Apr. 3, 2019. (Photo by Scott Varley, Daily Breeze/SCNG)LOS ANGELES — The Dodgers have hit a home run in each of their first seven games this season, a franchise record. Kiké Hernandez made sure to extend the streak quickly by homering on Derek Holland’s fourth pitch Wednesday night at Dodger Stadium. Hernandez’s homer was the 18th hit by a Dodger this season, which […]LOS ANGELES — The Dodgers have hit a home run in each of their first seven games this season, a franchise record. Kiké Hernandez made sure to extend the streak quickly by homering on Derek Holland’s fourth pitch Wednesday night at Dodger Stadium. Hernandez’s homer was the 18th hit by a Dodger this season, which […]Los Angeles Dodgers relief pitcher Kenley Jansen (74) throws in the in the ninth inning at Dodger Stadium in Los Angeles on Wednesday, Apr. 3, 2019. (Photo by Scott Varley, Daily Breeze/SCNG)Los Angeles Dodgers manager Dave Roberts watches from the dugout at Dodger Stadium in Los Angeles on Wednesday, Apr. 3, 2019. (Photo by Scott Varley, Daily Breeze/SCNG)San Francisco Giants manager Bruce Bochy, left, has a laugh with Los Angeles Dodgers manager Dave Roberts during a conversation before the start of their game at Dodger Stadium in Los Angeles on Wednesday, Apr. 3, 2019. (Photo by Scott Varley, Daily Breeze/SCNG)Former Los Angeles Dodgers general manager and current head of baseball operations for the Giants Farhan Zaidi, right, talks with Dodgers first base coach George Lombard (29) and manager Dave Roberts before the game in Los Angeles on Wednesday, Apr. 3, 2019. (Photo by Scott Varley, Daily Breeze/SCNG)Los Angeles Dodgers second baseman Enrique Hernandez (14) hits a solo home run in the first inning at Dodger Stadium in Los Angeles on Wednesday, Apr. 3, 2019. (Photo by Scott Varley, Daily Breeze/SCNG)NextShow Caption1 of 44Los Angeles Dodgers second baseman Enrique Hernandez (14) hits a solo home run in the first inning at Dodger Stadium in Los Angeles on Wednesday, Apr. 3, 2019. (Photo by Scott Varley, Daily Breeze/SCNG)ExpandLOS ANGELES — The Dodgers have hit a home run in each of their first seven games this season, a franchise record. Kiké Hernandez made sure to extend the streak quickly by homering on Derek Holland’s fourth pitch Wednesday night at Dodger Stadium. It was the team’s 18th homer this season, which leads Major League Baseball.Yet the Dodgers neither lived nor died by the home run in beating the Giants 5-3 before an announced crowd of 51,170.The Giants were leading 3-2 in the seventh inning when David Freese wristed a two-run double off the wall in right-center field. That chased Reyes Moronta (0-1) and gave the Dodgers the lead for good.In the eighth inning, Cody Bellinger beat out an infield single – on a ball hit slowly but directly at Giants second baseman Joe Panik – then scored on an opposite-field double by Chris Taylor. Newsroom GuidelinesNews TipsContact UsReport an Error Both doubles came in two-strike counts.“We’ve hit a lot of homers, obviously,” Manager Dave Roberts said. “I think that it’s a byproduct of us using the big part of the field. A lot of the homers that we’ve hit have been breaking balls in the strike zone, because we’re looking at staying on the fastball and the pitcher essentially speeds up your bat and you can elevate it to the pull side. I think in years past we get a little bit too big and try to pull the fastball all the time, and that exposes us to the breaking ball.“Tonight we got the one homer with Kiké. Barnes almost had one. Pollock almost had one. But to hit the opposite-field gap that CT did, that David did, those are really good signs of good at-bat quality.”The extra runs made a winner of Scott Alexander (1-0) and allowed Kenley Jansen to record his third save on a blissfully uneventful night for the Dodgers’ bullpen. The Giants’ bullpen began the day with the lowest ERA in the National League (1.50), the Dodgers the fifth-highest (6.84). Their fortunes reversed Wednesday, and the Dodgers improved to 5-2 by taking two of three games in the series.After an off-day Thursday, the Dodgers begin their first trip of the season Friday afternoon in Denver.center_img David Freese talks post-game with @alannarizzo about his impact at the plate tonight and his ninja-like play at home to avoid Kratz’s tag. 😂 pic.twitter.com/JdNWjkAOTw— SportsNet LA (@SportsNetLA) April 4, 2019 Dodgers starter Ross Stripling allowed three runs in the fourth inning, but he cruised through his 6⅓ innings otherwise. He settled for a no-decision after allowing six hits, a walk, and striking out three.Alexander (two-thirds of an inning), Caleb Ferguson (one inning) and Jansen (one inning) did not allow a baserunner in relief.Hernandez’s leadoff home run was his third this season and his first since Opening Day.“For a few years now we’ve known that we get into the homers, that we can outslug people,” Hernandez said. “But there’s going to be certain games, especially during playoffs, that we need to do the little things: we need to hit with runners in scoring position, we need to get guys over. We need to take what the pitcher gives us. That’s what we preached all spring training long. … We’re taking it to heart, we’re taking it seriously and we’re trying to improve on a daily basis when it comes to that.”The Dodgers are hitting 22 for 60 with runners in scoring position through their first seven games – a .367 average that leads MLB.After Hernandez’s homer, the Dodgers rallied for another run in the first inning. Freese and Corey Seager drew walks. Bellinger, facing a 3-and-2 count with two outs, punched a fastball between two shifted defenders into shallow right field. Freese scored standing up, circling around the tag of catcher Erik Kratz to give the Dodgers a 2-0 lead.For a time, two runs looked like enough to win. No Giant reached base against Stripling until Gerardo Parra singled to lead off the third inning. Even that did no harm. Taylor threw a strike to second base from left field, and Parra was tagged out when his hand momentarily lifted off the base. Stripling faced the minimum nine batters through three innings, throwing 27 pitches.The fourth inning was a watershed.Stripling left a 2-and-1 cutter over the plate to Steven Duggar, and the he hit a home run to right field. Evan Longoria singled with one out, and Brandon Belt ended a seven-pitch at-bat by homering on another cutter.Up 3-2, the Giants weren’t done. They loaded the bases on a single, a walk and a hit batter. Mercifully for the Dodgers, the rally ended when Holland flew out to left field. Stripling needed 34 pitches to complete the inning.“It’s never that easy and hopefully it’s never that hard, how it can kind of switch on you like that,” Stripling said. “I knew I was efficient. I got a lot of early ground balls. The fourth was just a battle – walked a guy, hit a guy, obviously the two homers.”Back in the dugout, he and pitching coach Rick Honeycutt reviewed the fourth inning batter by batter – “what we did right, what we did wrong,” Stripling said. The right-hander applied the lesson and retired seven of the final eight Giants he faced.Meanwhile, the Dodgers’ offense went colder than a San Francisco night. After Bellinger’s RBI single, they did not collect a hit until Hernandez doubled against Holland in the fifth inning.Holland began the day 0-3 with a 4.56 earned-run average against the Dodgers in a career that began in 2009. Wednesday he was a different pitcher. The 32-year-old left-hander allowed only three hits in all, and no runs after the first inning. He walked four batters and struck out seven – including Justin Turner three times in three at-bats.The Dodgers’ late rally demonstrated the kind of clutch hitting that was absent in key moments a year ago. It also lacked the late-game swaps that made Roberts’ lineup cards a jumble of erasure marks. Left-hander Max Muncy was available off the bench when Freese batted in the seventh inning against Moronta, a right-handed pitcher. Yet Roberts was comfortable leaning on Freese’s experience and plate discipline in the situation.“I peeked (at the dugout), you know, but I wasn’t surprised” to stay in the game,” Freese said. “I don’t think this is necessarily going to be like the postseason last year. We have to work through the whole year, all six months.”Off the wall & into the lead! #Dodgers pic.twitter.com/03z9cXezZ3— SportsNet LA (@SportsNetLA) April 4, 2019last_img read more