In preparation for their headlining Red Rocks performance on October 8th, The Floozies will be taking over Live For Live Music‘s Instagram today from Colorado.You can enter t0 win a pair of tickets to the Red Rocks show–which features Michal Menert, SunSquabi, and Russ Liquid–as well as a merch bundle and signed event poster below. Sign up here, and share to increase your chances of winning!And if you can’t wait til next month, The Floozies will be playing a special late-night show with an all-star live band after Bear Creek Bayou at Republic NOLA in New Orleans on September 30th. The show, billed as “Funk Court,” will feature John Medeski (Medeski Martin & Wood), Skerik, and Ryan Zoidis and Jesus Coomes of Lettuce. Tickets for “Funk Court” are available here.
Aside from this, Nguyen was victorious in the 200 individual medley in 2:11.74, with Will Allen going 5:25.26 to win the 500 freestyle. Uriy Grabovyy earned 205.45 points in diving to edge F-M’s Connor Gleasman (198.50) for the top spot.And in the opening 200 medley relay, it was Nguyen, Merrick, Brownlow and Wilhelm who swam to a time of 1:43.64 as Merkling, Jack Andrejko, Ian Denny and Ismar Latifagic were second in 1:47.37.Andrejko went 57.88 seconds in the 100 backstroke, just behind the 57.12 from F-M’s Quinn Smith. Foley took second in the 100 freestyle in 52.55 seconds as Wilhelm was second in the 100 butterfly in 1:00.36.Moving on to Saturday’s Burgos Memorial Diving Invitational, Grabovyy picked up 379.95 points, putting him in sixth place as Jamesville-DeWitt/CBA’s Lucas Dekaney won with 477.95 points.Back on Friday, Cicero-North Syracuse won its last meet of the regular season, the Northstars traveling to Auburn and defeating the Maroons by a score of 81-70.John Harbaugh as first in the 100 butterfly in 1:00.22 and posted the fastest 100 backstroke time of 1:08.64. He also helped Seaver Schultz, Logan Petralia and Dom Bagozzi tear to a time of 1:33.33 in the 200 freestyle relay.Connor Burke beat the field in the 200 IM in 2:23.16 after helping Harbaugh, Petralia and Schultz go 1:46.60 in the 200 medley relay, with Petralia speeding to 22.58 seconds in the 50 freestyle as Bagozzi won the 100 freestyle in 55.75 seconds.Share this:FacebookTwitterLinkedInRedditComment on this Story It first happened in the 50-yard freestyle, where the Warriors went 1-2-3, Julien Brownlow taking it in a swift 22.05 seconds ahead of Curtis Merrick (22.94) and Josh Foley (23.95).Over the course of the next four events, F-M rallied and took a 64.5-60.5 lead, only to have it all turn again in the 200 freestyle relay. Again Liverpool swept the top three spots, with Brownlow, Foley, Brayden Catalina and Brandon Nguyen nabbing the victory in 1:34.50.But the meet wasn’t clinched until the 100 breaststroke, when Griffin Merkling, already qualified for the state meet in this race, roared to victory in 1:00.26 and Ryan Wilhelm was second in 1:08.09. Tags: boys swimmingliverpool Once more, the Liverpool boys swim team can celebrate the accomplishment of an undefeated regular season and a Salt City Athletic Conference title.The league championship was already clinched when the Warriors faced Fayetteville-Manlius Friday night at Cazenovia College, but saw its undefeated mark threatened before fighting past the Hornets 96.5-88.5.At three different points in the meet, Liverpool would put together timely sweeps, two of which provided the lead, the other clinching the team win.
The voting members of the Baseball Writers’ Association of America will be filing their end-of-season awards ballots over the next week. It’s the final round of voting this decade.Looking back on all the major award winners since 2010, a broad trend stands out: this was a strong decade for Rookies of the Year. The 2012 season gave us Bryce Harper and Mike Trout. Other winners include Buster Posey (2010), Craig Kimbrel (2011), Jose Fernandez (2013), Jacob deGrom and Jose Abreu (2014), Corey Seager (2016), Cody Bellinger and Aaron Judge (2017). We might need a bigger window to assess the talents of Ronald Acuña Jr. and Shohei Ohtani (2018), but their promise remains robust.Even the weakest rookies among this decade’s winners were hardly one-hit wonders. Neftali Feliz (2010) enjoyed a five-year run as one of baseball’s best closers. Tigers pitcher Michael Fulmer (2016) missed the entire 2019 season recovering from Tommy John surgery but at 26, he is young enough to hope the majority of his career lies ahead. Wil Myers (2013) was ultimately miscast as a National League utility player but is a valuable hitter when healthy.This trend line has been expressed differently before. Ask any manager, and he will rattle off a list of reasons why the game is getting younger. Player development techniques are better refined. The skills that pay the bills – power at the plate, speed on the mound – are being expressed at younger ages. Yordan Alvarez will soon become the 30th player since 2010 to amass at least 4 WAR in his rookie season. How does that number compare to past decades? How Dodgers pitcher Ross Stripling topped the baseball podcast empire It’s no wonder the Rookie of the Year award winners this decade have been so good. Voters have had an unusually great selection of candidates.This trend bodes well for Alvarez, a left fielder, and Mets first baseman Pete Alonso, my picks to win the 2019 Rookie of the Year award in each league. Each seems more likely to be a perennial All-Star than the next Bob Hamelin. Since I am not permitted to disclose the order on my one actual ballot (NL Most Valuable Player), I will withhold from offering a prediction in that category.Here are my selections for the other major awards:AL MVPThe debate between Trout and Astros third baseman Alex Bregman, while healthy, is a fairly short one.With 104 RBIs, Trout’s bat had accounted for 14.4 percent of the Angels’ runs through Tuesday. Bregman plays for a much more talented team in Houston. Had he not driven in 12.2 percent of the Astros’ runs, another talented teammate might have filled in capably. Trout was the more valuable player to his team at the plate by the oldest of old-school stats. He also played a premium defensive position (center field) capably.I personally loathe the idea of punishing an individual for his teammates’ attributes, positive or negative. If you believe the best player in his league is the most valuable, Trout leads Bregman in every public version of WAR, on-base percentage, slugging percentage and good old home runs – despite playing 16 fewer games (and counting). Trout is the MVP, regardless of which stats or interpretation of “value” one prefers.AL CY YOUNGThe tete a tete between Astros teammates Gerrit Cole and Justin Verlander has been a marvel. Their dual dominance echoes Randy Johnson and Curt Schilling, who combined to go 47-12 for the 2002 Diamondbacks and finished 1-2 in Cy Young voting. Johnson led the National League in ERA that year and was the unanimous winner. The vote between Cole and Verlander will be closer.Cole has the higher strikeout total. Verlander has thrown more innings with a lower WHIP. Their ERAs are separated by one-hundredth of a run, with one start remaining for each pitcher. Advanced pitching metrics are split, but generally agree that this is a close race. There is no bad choice here. I’m partial to Verlander, who has been slightly more durable, slightly more consistent, and no-hit the Toronto Blue Jays on Sept. 1.AL ROOKIEThe only flaw in Alvarez’s credentials? The Astros waited until June 9 to promote him to the major leagues, costing him more than two months in what has become an epic season.Measured by Weighted Runs Created plus (WRC+), which adjusts a hitter’s production to his park and era, Alvarez’s season is the best ever by a rookie in either league. At 22 years old, his walk rate is higher than that of Trout at the same age. Alvarez is an easy selection.AL MANAGERThe Yankees won 100 games despite sending 30 players to the injured list, a major league record. I am not convinced this alone should elevate Manager Aaron Boone to the forefront of this race – he did not personally draft, sign, or trade for the Yankees’ fill-in players – but history says it’s a good starting point.First-year manager Rocco Baldelli deserves credit for guiding the Twins to a division title after an underachieving 2018 season. Kevin Cash managed the Rays into wild-card contention with an unconventional approach to pitching and defense. A.J. Hinch might be the best manager in either league, though he receives relatively little credit for the Astros’ annual dominance. All are deserving of the award; Boone will certainly win.NL CY YOUNGThe case of Dodgers left-hander Hyun-Jin Ryu rests on his 2.45 earned-run average, which still led all of baseball through Tuesday despite gaining nearly a full run since Aug. 1. Advanced metrics like WAR and Deserved Run Average cannot fully extricate Ryu’s means of dominance – confusing hitters with pitch sequencing and location to induce weak contact – from his luck. Over a full season, that seems unfair; Ryu makes his 29th start on Saturday in San Francisco.Unless Ryu no-hits the Giants, the favorite is Jacob deGrom, the defending Cy Young winner and the preferred candidate of WAR. Nationals right-hander Stephen Strasburg leads the NL in wins and DRA. Nationals right-hander Max Scherzer is the league’s most dominant pitcher by strikeout rate. Those four – Ryu, deGrom, Strasburg and Scherzer – each have a valid case.Ryu’s minuscule 1.95 ERA at Dodger Stadium suggests his method works better in his pitcher-friendly home park. I’m slightly more sympathetic to deGrom or Strasburg, whose home/road splits are negligible. The final start by each pitcher might resolve this coin toss.NL ROOKIEWhen Padres shortstop Fernando Tatis Jr. suffered a serious back injury in August, we were denied a potential photo finish with Alonso. Tatis was hitting for power and average, and making elite plays at shortstop daily, when his season ended prematurely.Related Articles Angels’ poor pitching spoils an Albert Pujols milestone Dodgers hit seven home runs, sweep Colorado Rockies 2000s: 231990s: 201980s: 221970s: 341960s: 26 Angels’ Mike Trout working on his defense, thanks to Twitter Alonso is plenty deserving. He is the first National League rookie to hit 50 home runs in a single season, the most by any player in Mets history. Milwaukee second baseman Keston Hiura, Pittsburgh outfielder Bryan Reynolds, Dodgers outfielder Alex Verdugo and Nationals outfielder Victor Robles deserve down-ballot support, but Alonso’s win might be unanimous.NL MANAGERThe Brewers provided manager Craig Counsell with the narrative he needs to win: They overcame unreliable starting pitching and an injury to MVP candidate Christian Yelich to contend for a wild-card berth and a division title. Milwaukee had scored as many runs as it allowed (743) through Tuesday, yet was 17 games over .500.Don’t ignore Dave Roberts, particularly if the Dodgers are able to match or exceed the franchise record for wins (105) this week. Atlanta’s Brian Snitker, St. Louis’ Mike Shildt and Washington’s Dave Martinez could also siphon meaningful votes, but I imagine this award is Counsell’s to lose. Angels fail to take series in Oakland, lose in 10 innings Newsroom GuidelinesNews TipsContact UsReport an Error
NBA trade deadline: 76ers send Markelle Fultz to Magic for Jonathon Simmons, draft picks Wishing you the best, Enes. pic.twitter.com/OajT463n3V— NEW YORK KNICKS (@nyknicks) February 7, 2019The Knicks have been trying to move Kanter for a few weeks, but his contract made things difficult, according to the initial report by ESPN. Kanter has an $18.6 million expiring deal.Kanter recently said he was unhappy with his smaller role with the team and that he’s “very disappointed” with coach David Fitzdale’s decision to keep him out of the rotation. Related News Enes Kanter’s time with the Knicks has come to a close.New York released the center Thursday, shortly after the NBA’s trade deadline had passed. Kanter appeared in just three of the Knicks’ last 12 games. One of the main reasons is the Knicks are trying to develop their younger players while also utilizing DeAndre Jordan, who New York acquired in a blockbuster trade with the Mavericks that sent Kristaps Porzingis to Dallas. NBA trade deadline: Grizzlies acquire Avery Bradley from Clippers for two players The Knicks’ abysmal record (10-43), along with the talk of releasing Kanter, had prompted fans at some home games to chant “We want Kanter!””I don’t know if the organization wants to hear that every game because it’s a little embarrassing,” Kanter said recently of the chants. “Because after all this [Porzingis] trade and everything that the fans still want me to go out there and play. I don’t know if they wanna hear that chant every game.”Kanter is averaging 14 points and 10 rebounds in 26 minutes per game this season.