JuJu Smith-Schuster accidentally reveals he earned $100K for watching NFL on Twitch

first_imgSteelers receiver JuJu Smith-Schuster has missed Pittsburgh’s last three games with an injury, but his side job is apparently earning him plenty of money.Smith-Schuster is a Pro Bowl receiver, but he’s also made a name for himself in the gaming community. He consistently joins other streamers on games such as Fortnite, most notably when he teamed up with Ninja and Drake, helping to break all sorts of viewing records on the streaming platform Twitch. As Twitch continues to grow in popularity, other companies have started joining the platform. That includes the NFL, which has partnered with Amazon (Twitch’s parent company) to stream “Thursday Night Football” games on the platform. This started in Week 4 and lasts through Week 15.In Week 14, Smith-Schuster joined popular streamer TimTheTatman to watch the Cowboys and Bears play. A few days later he was playing Fortnite with streamer THump and revealed he earned $100,000 simply for participating in the “Thursday Night Football” stream.NFL POWER RANKINGS:Packers, Chiefs, Bears, Titans jump; Patriots, Texans drop for Week 15“I did a stream yesterday, with TimTheTatMan, or like two days ago, we watched the Cowboys game and I got paid 100k for that,” Smith-Schuster said.His playing partner THump seemed surprised by Smith-Schuster’s admission, telling the receiver he probably shouldn’t have said that out loud. “Oh, I don’t know if you’re supposed to say that but it’s all good, it’s all good,” THump said. Smith-Schuster was talking about his payment because THump said he was surprised the receiver didn’t have more endorsements. There’s just one more Twitch stream of Thursday Night Football this season, and that’s the Week 15 matchup between the Jets and Ravens. Streamers AngryJoe, runitup and TimTheTatman will be teaming up with the platform to help promote it once again.last_img read more

Ilya Kovalchuk leaves Los Angeles Kings, contract to be terminated

first_imgThe Ilya Kovalchuk era in Los Angeles is over.On Monday, it was announced that Kovalchuk had left the team and was being placed on unconditional waivers for the purpose of terminating his contract. The 36-year-old had not played for the Kings since Nov. 9, and was reportedly being shopped around despite holding a no movement clause. TSN reported that Kovalchuk had received the final signing bonus for his contract on Sunday, but he will still count as a $6.25 million hit against the Kings’ salary cap through the end of next season. The Russian forward signed a three-year, $18.75 million deal with the Kings in 2018. MORE: Which NHL head coaches are now on the hot seat?Once he clears waivers and has his contract terminated as expected, Kovalchuk will become an unrestricted free agent. TSN’s Pierre LeBrun reported that, along with the remainder of this season’s wages, Kovalchuk will forfeit his 2020-21 salary — $4.25 million with no other bonuses, according to CapFriendly — by leaving the Kings.The first overall pick in the 2001 draft, Kovalchuk has 436 goals and 859 points in 897 NHL games. With the Kings, Kovalchuk tallied nine points (three goals) in 17 games this season.last_img read more

Winfield duo – Riley Osen and Kelsey Buffum win SSB Wheat Run Saturday

first_imgRiley Osen and Kelsey Buffum.by Tracy McCue, Sumner Newscow — A couple of Winfield runners traveled west to participate in the State Security Bank Wheat Run and took home first place medals Saturday morning.Riley Osen, a two-time Class 4A state champion in cross country and the one-mile and two-mile runs in track, dominated the run at the 2015 Kansas Wheat Festival in Wellington. He swept both the 5K and one mile race in rather dominating fashion.Osen ran the 5K, equivalent to 3.2 miles, in 18.28 minutes. He then ran the mile run in 5:13.Osen is getting NCAA Division 1 offers.On the women’s side, Kelsey Buffum of Winfield, won the women’s division with a 21.59 time in the 5K race. Buffum is a runner for the Southwestern women’s cross country team.The race attracted 139 races. It was the first downtown wheat run in a number of years. Originally it was a downtown race run by First National Bank, now Impact Bank, of Wellington. Dr. John Anders took the Saturday morning race about a decade ago and it was run as a cross country race.State Security Bank took it back over this year and brought it back downtown.The placings are here: 2015 Wheat Run Results placing 7-15-15 Places The times are here: 2015 Wheat Run Results placing 7-15-15 TimesFollow us on Twitter. Close Forgot password? Please put in your email: Send me my password! Close message Login This blog post All blog posts Subscribe to this blog post’s comments through… RSS Feed Subscribe via email Subscribe Subscribe to this blog’s comments through… RSS Feed Subscribe via email Subscribe Follow the discussion Comments Logging you in… Close Login to IntenseDebate Or create an account Username or Email: Password: Forgot login? Cancel Login Close WordPress.com Username or Email: Password: Lost your password? Cancel Login Dashboard | Edit profile | Logout Logged in as Admin Options Disable comments for this page Save Settings You are about to flag this comment as being inappropriate. Please explain why you are flagging this comment in the text box below and submit your report. The blog admin will be notified. Thank you for your input. There are no comments posted yet. Be the first one! Post a new comment Enter text right here! Comment as a Guest, or login: Login to IntenseDebate Login to WordPress.com Login to Twitter Go back Tweet this comment Connected as (Logout) Email (optional) Not displayed publicly. Name Email Website (optional) Displayed next to your comments. Not displayed publicly. If you have a website, link to it here. Posting anonymously. Tweet this comment Submit Comment Subscribe to None Replies All new comments Comments by IntenseDebate Enter text right here! Reply as a Guest, or login: Login to IntenseDebate Login to WordPress.com Login to Twitter Go back Tweet this comment Connected as (Logout) Email (optional) Not displayed publicly. Name Email Website (optional) Displayed next to your comments. Not displayed publicly. If you have a website, link to it here. Posting anonymously. Tweet this comment Cancel Submit Comment Subscribe to None Replies All new commentslast_img read more

Sumner County Sheriff Office weekly jail bookings: August 31 to Sept. 7, 2015

first_imgSUSO17 Gaines, Bradley E.49Wichita, KSKingman County JailSUSOProbation violation9/3/15 Wiley, Loretta L.31Wellington, KS100 S. B St., Wellington, KSWPDDomestic battery/ Probation violation9/2/15 Divilbiss-Goracke, Jordan J.25Salina, KSI-35 MM 32.9, Mulvane, KSKHPPedestrians under influence; Regulations on use of controlled-access highways and facilities9/6/15 Weikal, Brian K.42Wellington, KS1104 E. 16th St., Wellington, KSWPDFailure to appear/DWS, DUI9/1/15 Shores, Sean E.38Wichita, KS777 Kansasa Star Drive, Mulvane, KSMPDFailure to appear/ Criminal trespass9/3/15 Shugart, Steven D. Jr27Wichita, KSSedgwick CountySGSOServing sentence8/31/15 Martin, Drake A.29Wellington, KS891 S. Rome Rd., Rome, KSSUSOPoss of hallucinogenic drug; Use/possess w/intent to use drug paraphernalia8/31/15 Wood, Shaun T.33Lee Summit, MO610 E. Hillside, Wellington,KSSUSOServing sentence8/31/15 McKamie, Julie R.33Lee Summit, MOSumner CountySUSOProbation violation8/31/15 Greene, Michael J.47Wichita, KS501 N. Washington, Wellington, KSSUSOBond revocation9/3/15 Johnson, Evan S.24Caldwell, KS1500 S. Argonia Rd., Bluff City, KSSUSODUI9/6/15 Coleman, Michael A.46Wichita, KS1400 N. US HWY 81, Mulvane, KSSUSOFail to appear/ DWS; Operate vehicle w/out liability insurance; Vehicles unlawful acts registration9/2/15 NameAgeHome TownArrest locationAgencyChargesArrest date Campbell, Christopher A.28Wellington, KS100 S. B St., Wellington, KSWPDDomestic battery9/3/15 KHP1 Ybarra, Christina B.44Wellington, KSWellington Lake, Wellington, KSWPDDomestic battery9/6/15 40 Zimmerman, Gregory H.51Collinsville, TX777 Kansas Star Dr., Mulvane, KSMPDAttempted criminal tresspass9/1/15 Wellington, KS610 E. Hillside, Wellington, KSSUSOServing sentence9/5/15 Jones, Jamez D.23Wichita, KS610 E. Hillside, Wellington, KSSUSOServing sentence9/4/15 Melendres, Joseph V.57Crested Butte, CO1700 E. 16th St., Wellington, KSWPDPossession of stimulant; Possession of paraphernalia9/5/15 Stewart, Thomas J.36Wellington, KS610 E. Hillside, Wellington, KSSUSOServing sentence9/1/15         Wangberg, Elizabeth L.51Mulvane, KS1470 E. Shady Lane, Mulvane, KSSUSODomestic battery9/2/15 Query, Michael J.41Wellington, KS524 N. Poplar, Wellington, KSWPDDomestic battery; Criminal trespass9/4/15 SGCO1center_img KRGC1 Taylor, Valerie L.31Homeless1700 E. 16th St., Wellington, KSWPDFailure to appear9/5/15 Miller, Laramie W.30Winfield, KS501 N. Washington, Wellington, KSSUSOFailure to appear9/3/15 Melendres, Harley J.20Hurst, TX1700 E. 16th St., Wellington, KSWPDTransporting open container; Possession of opiate; Possession of drug paraphernalia9/5/15 Johnson, Richard H.50Reston, VA785 Kansas Star Drive, Mulvane, KSMPDTheft of prop/services9/5/15 Sumner Newscow report — The Sumner County Sheriff Office report for August 31 to Sept. 7, 2015 weekly jail bookings are as follows:  Total35 Baumgarner, Dameon V.35Wellington, KS500 N. Washington, Wellington, KSSUSOUnlawful discharge of firearm in city limits9/2/15 Hall, Johnny D.45Wichita, KS777 Kansas Star Drive, Mulvane, KSKRGCPossession of opiate; Use/possess w/intent to use drug paraphernalia9/2/15 BPPD2 Weidner, Tina K.28Wellington, KS570 S. Seneca, Wellington, KSSUSODomestic battery; Possession of hallucinogenic drug; Use/possess w/intent to use drug paraphernalia9/7/15 Dubberstein, Cameron C.25Anthony, KS1700 E. 16th St., Wellington, KSWPDFurnishing alcohol or CMB to a minor/ Possession of opiate; Possession of paraphernalia w/intent manufacture9/5/15 Cook, Sandra K.72Wellington, KS702 N. B St, Wellington, KSWPDDomestic battery8/31/15 King, Christina M.31Belle Plaine, KS400 N. Logan, Belle Plaine, KSBPPDFailure to appear X29/1/15 Pudden, Brady M.44Arkansas City, KS610 E. Hillside, Wellington, KSSUSOFailure to appear (X2); Serving sentence9/6/15 WPD10 Cohorn, Dakota M.23Ponca City, OK1600 Blk. N. A St., Wellington, KSWPDProbation violation9/2/15 Ouano, Devin B.32Wichita, KS610 E. Hillside, Wellington, KSSUSOServing sentence9/4/15 CAPD0 Lara, Aron20Wichita, KS800 US 166 HWY, South Haven, KSSUSODWS9/6/15 Randall, Brandon R.27Belle Plaine, KS419 N. Logan, Belle Plaine, KSBPPDProbation violation X29/1/15 OXPD0 MPD3 Monday 0600  to  Monday 0600  WEEKLY   BOOKINGS 08-31-15 thru 09-07-15  Harris, Jeremy L.last_img read more

Wellington School Board to use KASB in help search for new superintendent; construction project under budget

first_img Close Forgot password? Please put in your email: Send me my password! Close message Login This blog post All blog posts Subscribe to this blog post’s comments through… RSS Feed Subscribe via email Subscribe Subscribe to this blog’s comments through… RSS Feed Subscribe via email Subscribe Follow the discussion Comments Logging you in… Close Login to IntenseDebate Or create an account Username or Email: Password: Forgot login? Cancel Login Close WordPress.com Username or Email: Password: Lost your password? Cancel Login Dashboard | Edit profile | Logout Logged in as Admin Options Disable comments for this page Save Settings You are about to flag this comment as being inappropriate. Please explain why you are flagging this comment in the text box below and submit your report. The blog admin will be notified. Thank you for your input. There are no comments posted yet. Be the first one! Post a new comment Enter text right here! Comment as a Guest, or login: Login to IntenseDebate Login to WordPress.com Login to Twitter Go back Tweet this comment Connected as (Logout) Email (optional) Not displayed publicly. Name Email Website (optional) Displayed next to your comments. Not displayed publicly. If you have a website, link to it here. Posting anonymously. Tweet this comment Submit Comment Subscribe to None Replies All new comments Comments by IntenseDebate Enter text right here! Reply as a Guest, or login: Login to IntenseDebate Login to WordPress.com Login to Twitter Go back Tweet this comment Connected as (Logout) Email (optional) Not displayed publicly. Name Email Website (optional) Displayed next to your comments. Not displayed publicly. If you have a website, link to it here. Posting anonymously. Tweet this comment Cancel Submit Comment Subscribe to None Replies All new comments by Tracy McCue, Sumner Newscow — For the first time since 2005, the Wellington school board will be looking for a new superintendent after Rick Weiss submitted his resignation last month.Thursday, the board approved soliciting the help of the Kansas Association of School Boards about the process of finding a new superintendent.The search is expected to last several months.“We are just getting started,” said Jackie Berryman, Wellington School Board President. “Nobody has applied and nothing has been discussed at this point.”•••••Project updateEd Klock of PBA Architects was on hand to discuss the possible change orders with the security construction project. Klock said currently the project is about $1.8 million under budget. Right now total expenses are at $9.6 million and the project was budgeted for $11.57 million overall.“That gives you some room to work with,” Klock said. “But with a project like this, that could change quickly.”The board approved one change over and that is the purchase of $129,928 worth of security cameras at the eight USD 353 buildings. In today’s world of wacko activity, the security cameras will be installed to encompass all rooms throughout the school district. Also two Aiphones, which are wireless speakers for visitors to tap and communicate with people in the main building entrances, were approved. These will be placed the Wellington High School back entrance and at the middle school.Klock also discussed the speaker system in the two gyms at the Wellington Middle School. The debate is whether to put portable speakers in the new auxiliary gym and existing one or to go with a more permanent sound system. The board tabled this item until they could gain input from the WMS administrators.Also, Klock informed the board that the boiler in the WMS building near the kitchen will probably need to be replaced with a higher energy unit.Kennedy Elementary Principal Randy Fox asked the board if the main office at his building could be reconfigured to make it more efficient. The board took no action on his proposal but will look into it further.Later in the meeting Wellington school board Larry Mangan warned the board that it needs to be vigilant that construction workers stay on task and finish jobs at deadlines which has been an issue since the construction project started. Much of the work is expected to get done during the Christmas holiday when students are not in school.•••••Employment changesThe board approved the current resignations.•Brianna Stephenson, Wellington head volleyball coach. Come next fall, the WHS volleyball team will have four coaches in four years.•Kiley Haskin: WHS para professional.•Annette Ray: WMS para professional.•Brent Fair – assistant WMS boys wrestling coach.The current hirings were made:•Brooke Boatright, WHS assistant softball coach 2015-16 season.•Jeff Frazee: WMS math teacher to WHS math teacher in 2016-17 school year.Follow us on Twitter.last_img read more

WHS Daily Bulletin: ASVAB Career Exploration is Jan. 20 for juniors, seniors

first_imgSubmitted to Sumner Newscow — Today’s Wellington High School bulletin for Monday, Jan. 11, 2015:Tuesday•Clearwater at Wellington.Thursday•Wrestling at Circle, 5 p.m.Friday•Basketball at El Dorado.Saturday•Wrestling at Clearwater, 9 a.m.Today’s lunch — Spaghetti with Meat Sauce, Garden Spinach Salad, Garlic Bread Stick, Pears, Peas and MilkTomorrow’s lunch — Fajita Wrap, Romaine and Tomato, Spanish Rice, Baby Carrots, Peaches, Salsa and MilkToday’s News: •Students who were in intro to Drawing last semester need to pick up any work that was left behind. It will be thrown away at the end of the week.•The ASVAB Career Exploration Program will be given here at WHS on Wed. Jan. 20th for juniors and seniors!   It’s a 3 hour exam that starts at 8 am.  If you’re interested, see Mrs. Hatfield by Jan. 15th!•1st semester ceramics students-please stop by Mrs. Groom’s room and pick up your projects as soon as possible.•You can pick up order forms for Special K Basketball T-Shirts in the office or from Ms. Hickman. T-Shirt orders and money are due back by January 13th.•Just a reminder- Please remember to donate to the Eisenhower shoe drive. You can put new or gently used shoes in the big orange box in the commons.Guidance news:Wednesday, July 20 – Army Sergeant Justin Smith.Thursday, Jan. 28 – Emporia State University.Wednesday, April 20 – Butler Community Colleges.Today is National…National Milk DayNational Step in the Puddle and Splash Your Friends DayNational Clean Off Your Desk DayFollow us on Twitter. Close Forgot password? Please put in your email: Send me my password! Close message Login This blog post All blog posts Subscribe to this blog post’s comments through… RSS Feed Subscribe via email Subscribe Subscribe to this blog’s comments through… RSS Feed Subscribe via email Subscribe Follow the discussion Comments Logging you in… Close Login to IntenseDebate Or create an account Username or Email: Password: Forgot login? Cancel Login Close WordPress.com Username or Email: Password: Lost your password? Cancel Login Dashboard | Edit profile | Logout Logged in as Admin Options Disable comments for this page Save Settings You are about to flag this comment as being inappropriate. Please explain why you are flagging this comment in the text box below and submit your report. The blog admin will be notified. Thank you for your input. There are no comments posted yet. Be the first one! Post a new comment Enter text right here! Comment as a Guest, or login: Login to IntenseDebate Login to WordPress.com Login to Twitter Go back Tweet this comment Connected as (Logout) Email (optional) Not displayed publicly. Name Email Website (optional) Displayed next to your comments. Not displayed publicly. If you have a website, link to it here. Posting anonymously. Tweet this comment Submit Comment Subscribe to None Replies All new comments Comments by IntenseDebate Enter text right here! Reply as a Guest, or login: Login to IntenseDebate Login to WordPress.com Login to Twitter Go back Tweet this comment Connected as (Logout) Email (optional) Not displayed publicly. Name Email Website (optional) Displayed next to your comments. Not displayed publicly. If you have a website, link to it here. Posting anonymously. Tweet this comment Cancel Submit Comment Subscribe to None Replies All new commentslast_img read more

Who will Tom Brady, Buccaneers play in Week 1? 5 prime-time options

first_imgBRADY COVERAGE:Why did he leave NE? | Nothing’s ‘forever’ | Who’s Pats’ next QB?Belichick main driver of New England’s success1. Packers at BuccaneersBrady’s move to the NFC South suddenly gives the league another meeting between him and Aaron Rodgers. This would be their third true showdown (Rodgers mopping up for Brett Favre vs. the Pats in 2006 doesn’t count). A Patriots-Packers Super Bowl couldn’t be assumed in the near future even if Brady had stayed in New England, and the Patriots aren’t scheduled to play the Packers again in the regular season until 2022 (although that could change next year with a 17-game season). This will not be a “Bay of Pigs” matchup, that’s for sure. 2. Saints at BuccaneersWe’re on track for Brady vs. Drew Brees twice in 2020. The first get-together could be an immediate test for both men as they try to assert dominance in the division. Brees appears committed to finishing his career in New Orleans, and now he has a fellow future Hall of Famer to beat as he tries to get to another Super Bowl. Whenever the NFL begins play this year after the coronavirus crisis ends, there will be pent-up demand from fans for pro football and big-time televised events. Tom Brady’s reported move to Tampa Bay gives the networks ample opportunity to satisfy both, based on the Buccaneers’ 2020 schedule.SN has zeroed in on the five best options for a Week 1 prime-time blockbuster, either on NBC’s “Sunday Night Football” or ESPN’s “Monday Night Football,” involving the Bucs. (The Chiefs will more than likely host the Thursday night opener on NBC, and they do play the Buccaneers this year, but that game will be in Tampa.) 3. Buccaneers at GiantsBrady’s Bucs debut against the franchise that beat him twice in the Super Bowl? In a stadium that’s just minutes from Manhattan? With one of his old assistant coaches, Joe Judge, on the other sideline making his NFL head coaching debut? Can we get Eli Manning out of retirement for this one, or at least make sure he’s in MetLife Stadium?4. Falcons at BuccaneersOh, yeah, we also get two Brady vs. Matt Ryan matchups this year. Think the 28-3 jokes are already played out? You haven’t heard (or seen) anything yet. Matty Ice is more worried about his team being relevant again in the Dirty South, but he ought to get ready for a new round of questions about THAT Super Bowl.5. Buccaneers at RaidersThere was early postseason noise about Vegas and Brady being a fit, but the Raiders turned to Marcus Mariota instead. There’s still a way to extend the connection, of course: Put this matchup under the lights for the Raiders’ first game in Nevada, with Jon Gruden’s old club as the opponent. Oh, and if you think the Tuck Rule jokes are played out, too, then you’re out of luck.last_img read more

Missing March Madness 2020: Elite Eight voting results of NCAA Tournament bracket

first_imgMISSING MARCH MADNESS: Playing out the full schedule, scores for 2020 NCAA TournamentThe Sweet 16 was good to the No. 1 seeds — all four advanced — and three of the No. 3 seeds moved on to the Elite Eight. No spoilers in the intro about how the Elite Eight games played out in the polls, though — read on to find out what the Final Four looks like:Midwest: No. 1 Kansas over No. 3 Michigan StateMISSING MARCH MADNESS OPENING WEEKEND RECAPDay 1 | Day 2 | Day 3 | Day 4Your vote: Kansas wins, 61.8 percent to 38.2 percentThoughts: Michigan State, a 3-seed, had rolled through the tournament with No. 1 seed-like voting results. But that train stalled at the station in Lawrence, apparently. Kansas had 15 Final Four appearances heading into the 2019-20 college hoops season, and you voters just punched their ticket for a 16th (albeit a fictional one). If Sparty wasn’t able to get Kansas big man Udoka Azubuike in foul trouble — he had at least three fouls in 13 games this year — that would have been a big problem, because he rarely misses in the paint. And Azubuike did a pretty good job staying away from whistles late in the season: He only had more than two fouls in one of his last four regular-season games.East: No. 1 Dayton over No. 2 Florida StateYour vote: Dayton wins, 61.1 to 38.9Thoughts: Want to know why Dayton is so very good? Yes, they have Obi Toppin, and he’s kind of amazing, but he’s not the only skilled offensive player on the team. Look at the individual offensive ratings on the squad: For quick background on the stat (created by Dean Oliver and used at numerous sites, including KenPom.com): “Anything over 110 is good, and 120 is excellent for a player that is the workhorse on his team.”Well, Dayton has six players averaging at least 22 minutes a game, and three of them have offensive ratings above 120 — Toppin (122.4), Jalen Crutcher (121.5) and Ibi Watson (120.5). Two more are over 110 — Trey Landers (119.7) and Ryan Mikesell (114.4). How do you beat a team like Florida State, with an elite defensive squad? With a lineup like that, that’s how.MISSING MARCH MADNESS SWEET 16 RECAPDay 1 | Day 2West: No. 1 Gonzaga over No. 3 MarylandYour vote: Gonzaga wins, 67.5 to 32.5 The actual NCAA Tournament has been canceled, but Sporting News is still offering the chance to pick upsets and virtually watch your favorite teams advance, round-by-round to the Final Four.The opening weekend results — thanks to your votes — produced a handful of double-digit seeds winning their opening-round games, but all of those Cinderella dreams died in the second round. We didn’t have a single team higher than a 5-seed advance to the Sweet 16 (I’m a little bit disappointed in you people for your lack of belief in the magic of March). Thoughts: Remember what we just said about Dayton and offensive rating? Check out the Zags: Four regulars over 120, another three at 114 or better. They’re just so damn deep and talented. There’s never a possession you can take off defending that group. Maryland’s good, but Gonzaga’s better. I fully agree with the result here.South: No. 3 Kentucky over No. 1 BaylorYour vote: Kentucky wins, 54.9 to 45.1Thoughts: Unlike Kentucky’s ballot-box-stuffing Sweet 16 results, the vote totals for this game were very similar to the vote totals for the other Elite Eight games. So it’s not just the Kentucky superfans who picked the Cats to advance here. Maybe it’s a belief in Kentucky, or maybe it’s just a wariness about Baylor, a club that lost three of its last five games and needed overtime at home to beat a Texas Tech team squarely on the bubble — not exactly an impressive closing stretch. I figured Baylor would be the first No. 1 seed voted out, but I kind of thought it would happen before the Elite Eight.last_img read more

What channel is Borussia Dortmund vs. Schalke on? Time, TV schedule to watch Revierderby in USA

first_imgIn 96 meetings, Dortmund has a slight edge with 34 wins compared to Schalke’s 32, with 30 matches ending in draws. Dortmund has eight league titles, its most recent coming in 2012. While Schalke isn’t far behind with seven German championships, the last one came in 1958.MORE: Watch Bundesliga matches live with fuboTV (7-day free trial)A rivalry that needs no explanation: The Revierderby ⚔️ pic.twitter.com/QIICVlaLqX— Borussia Dortmund (@BlackYellow) March 13, 2020It’s true, Dortmund has been the more successful club as of late as the black and yellows are still in the title hunt, while the royal blues look to hold on to a Europa League qualification spot. But Schalke is more than capable of playing spoiler.Last season, with Dortmund entering the second-half fixture at the top of the table, Schalke pulled off a 4-2 upset victory, allowing Bayern Munich to leapfrog Dortmund in the standings and go on to win another Bundesliga crown. They’re more than capable of crushing Dortmund’s title hopes again, especially with the absences of Marco Reus, Axel Witsel, Emre Can, Dan-Axel Zagadou and Nico Schulz.This time next week, we’ll have a LIVE @Bundesliga_EN Revierderby. 🙌@s04_us put on a clinic on their last visit to Dortmund 💥 pic.twitter.com/7MOaEJyw5W— FOX Soccer (@FOXSoccer) May 9, 2020Here’s everything to know about Borussia Dortmund vs. Schalke, including start time and TV channel in the United States.What time is Borussia Dortmund vs. Schalke today?Date: Saturday, May 16Start time: 9:30 a.m. (ET)The Revierderby is among the first slate of Bundesliga games to return, kicking off at 9:30 a.m. ET on Saturday, May 16. The Bundesliga returns to action this weekend, and there’s no better game to start with than “the mother of all derbies,” the Revierderby between Borussia Dortmund and Schalke.Lying in the middle of Germany’s industrial heartland, the rivalry between Dortmund and Schalke pits two of the world’s most fervent fan bases, separated by a mere 20 miles, against each other in a local battle for supremacy. And just because the fans won’t be in the arena, don’t expect Saturday’s clash to be any less intense. How to watch Revierderby in USATV channel: FS1, FOX DeportesLive stream: fuboTVFox Sports is the broadcast home for the biggest Bundesliga games in the United States. This weekend’s Revierderby between Borussia Dortmund and Schalke will be broadcast in English on FS1 and in Spanish on FOX Deportes.Borussia Dortmund scheduleHere’s a look at Borussia Dortmund’s schedule for the remainder of the Bundesliga season, starting with Saturday’s Revierderby against Schalke at home. Other highlights include “Der Klassiker” against Bayern Munich at home on May 26, at Leipzig for the penultimate game on June 20 and at home against Hoffenheim for the last game of the season on June 27.DateFixtureMay 16vs. SchalkeMay 23at WolfsburgMay 26vs. Bayern MunichMay 31at PaderbornJune 5-8vs. Hertha BerlinJune 12-14at Fortuna DusseldorfJune 16-17vs MainzJune 20at LeipzigJune 27vs. HoffenheimSchalke scheduleHere’s a look at Schalke’s schedule for the remainder of the Bundesliga season, starting with Saturday’s rivalry game at Signal Iduna Park against Borussia Dortmund. Other notable fixtures include Matchday 31 (June 12-14) at home against Bayer Leverkusen, the penultimate match on June 20 against Wolfsburg and the final game of the season on June 27 at Freiburg.DateFixtureMay 16at DortmundMay 24vs. AugsburgMay 27at DusseldorfMay 30vs. Werder BremenJune 5-8at Union BerlinJune 12-14vs. Bayer LeverkusenJune 16-17at Eintracht FrankfurtJune 20vs. WolfsburgJune 27at Freiburglast_img read more

Why the Reds are primed to be a 60-game sleeper

first_imgThe Cincinnati Reds have endured six straight losing seasons. They haven’t won a playoff series in 25 years. They haven’t won a World Series in 30 years. Yet Cincinnati enters the shortened 60-game season as a possible sleeper to break a few of those droughts. Now is the time for 35-year-old first baseman and potential Hall of Famer Joey Votto to lead that run.   TEAMGAMESPCTTwins3.623Indians4.574Cardinals10.562Brewers10.549Cubs10.519White Sox3.447Pirates10.426Royals4.364Tigers6.292The Reds have 13 cross-over games with AL Central teams that had a below .500 record in 2019, in addition to 10 games against the lowly Pirates.  It still comes down to competing with the Cardinals, Brewers and Cubs in an always-crowded division, but this Reds team is best equipped to do it now. This might be the year to break those droughts. “It looks like guys are ready and motivated,” Votto told the Dayton Daily News on July 4. “It seems like a group of guys who flipped the switch and they have it.” MORE: World Series odds for 2020Votto has led the NL in on-base percentage seven times in his career, but last season was just the second time in the past 11 seasons that his OBP number dipped below .400. He’s still a formidable hitter, however, and the Reds have built perhaps their best team in years around him.  Better than the teams that lost the NLDS in 2010 and 2012 and the wild card in 2013. Here are the reasons why:  Offseason movesCincinnati owner Bob Castellini and GM Nick Krall spent money in the offseason, and those additions should add depth to a young-and-talented roster for second-year manager David Bell. Among those moves:  — A four-year deal for Mike Moustakas, who averaged 33 homers the past four seasons with the Royals and Brewers.  — A four-year deal for Nick Castellanos, who hit .289 with 27 homers and 73 RBIs between the Tigers and Cubs.  — A two-year deal for Wade Miley, who should be a back-end starter in a solid rotation.  — A three-year deal for Shogo Akiyama, a 32-year-old outfielder who hit .300 in Japan.  Cincinnati also added bullpen depth with a one-year deal for Pedro Strop from the rival Cubs. That should add to the good pieces in place.  More power Moustakas and Castellanos add to what should be a heavy-hitting lineup led by Eugenio Suarez, who hit 49 homers with 103 RBIs in 2019. Outfielder Aristides Aquino hit 19 homers in 56 games, and Nick Senzel and Jesse Winker combined for 28 homers and have break-through potential.  The Reds will have added flexibility in the lineup with the addition of the designated hitter in 2020. Cincinnati was below league average in team slugging and on-base percentage last season, but that should change in 2020.  Short-season rotationLook at the first-half splits last season for Luis Castillo (8-3, 2.29), Sonny Gray (8-3, 3.05) and Trevor Bauer (8-6, 3.61). Granted, Bauer was in Cleveland and struggled after being traded, but those three arms form a playoff-caliber trio that could carry a 60-game run.  Miley will add to that, and Anthony DeSclafani and Tyler Mahle can contribute on the back end of the rotation.  A better bullpenStrop was a minor addition, but the bullpen of Michael Lorenzen, Craig Stephenson and Amir Garrett is intact around closer Raisel Iglesias. He had a 4.16 ERA last season, but he still managed to convert 34 of 40 saves. Iglesias converted 87.5 percent of the save opportunities for his career heading into the season.   These guys aren’t the “Nasty Boys” by any stretch, but the bullpen is good enough for a short season.  The schedule breaks nicely. Here’s a look at Cincinati’s schedule by opponent this season.  last_img read more