Marc Staal injury update: New York Rangers defenseman undergoes surgery for infection in ankle

first_imgThe 13-year veteran will miss two weeks following ankle surgery, the team announced Saturday. He will be re-evaluated in two weeks following the surgery in order to treat an infection in his ankle.UPDATE: Marc Staal underwent a surgical procedure for an infection in his ankle and will be re-evaluated in two weeks.— New York Rangers (@NYRangers) November 9, 2019MORE: Gary Bettman calls Olympics ‘incredibly disruptive’ to NHL season Marc Staal has had a roller coaster of a 2019-20 campaign — playing in 11 of the team’s 14 games, a healthy scratch in three games spanning Oct. 29 through Nov. 4.Now, he will be missing time as an unhealthy scratch. Staal played both ends of a back-to-back against the Red Wings and Hurricanes on Wednesday and Thursday, logging 18:19 and 16:56 TOI respectively.He has just one goal and one assist on the season with his lone tally marking the first of the season for the Rangers.Marc Staal wrapped up that play nicely. #NHLFaceOff pic.twitter.com/9KRUYEFMub— NHL (@NHL) October 3, 2019His three healthy scratches were the first of his career. Staal is under contract with the Rangers through 2020-21, earning $5.7 million AAV.last_img read more

NHL players critical of Avalanche-Canucks officials for handling of Matt Calvert injury

first_imgWhen Colorado Avalanche forward Matt Calvert went down after blocking a shot with his head on Saturday, his team didn’t just lose a player. They conceded a goal that made the game 4-3 and helped the Canucks push it to overtime, earning a point in the process.Calvert, 29, was hit in the head by an Elias Pettersson shot from near point-blank range with two minutes and 50 seconds left in the third period on Saturday and appeared in obvious distress. Still, play went on — even after Pettersson raised his hand to indicate his opponent needed immediate help. This is honestly terrible pic.twitter.com/WUXN79tawo— DNVR Avalanche (@DNVR_Avalanche) November 17, 2019The Canucks scored thirteen seconds later while Calvert remained down on the ice, struggling to get up. After the game, Colorado players were still fuming after the game that on-ice officials didn’t stop the game to allow medical staff to attend to their teammate.Erik Johnson on the Matt Calvert incident: “It’s a fucking joke. You want to protect a guy? Guy’s got a family at home, he’s laying there bleeding out of his head and you don’t blow the whistle? It’s a complete joke. An absolute joke. They should be ashamed of themselves.” #Avs— Ryan S. Clark (@ryan_s_clark) November 17, 2019Nathan MacKinnon, who scored the game-winning goal just 27 seconds into overtime, could be seen yelling at the referees after Calvert’s injury for not blowing the play dead. After the game, he said he “just can’t see” any other sport allowing play to continue while an athlete bleeds from his head. He said referees need to make a “judgment call” when players’ heads are concerned.”It’s not the Canucks’ fault. It’s not the refs’ fault. It’s just a league rule,” MacKinnon told reporters via Sportsnet. “The refs, they wanted to blow it. It’s just silly they can’t.”“The guy is lying there, bleeding out the side of his head,” MacKinnon continued. “And it’s Matt Calvert; he’s such a tough guy, he’s not looking for a whistle and faking it. If it’s a puck off the foot, let him lay there. A broken foot, it’s serious, but he’ll be fine. But a guy’s bleeding out of his ear? It’s pretty dangerous.”The NHL rulebook states that when a player is injured so badly that they cannot continue playing, officials will not stop play until the injured player’s team has recovered control of the puck. But given the nature of Calvert’s injury, even players who weren’t in the game — such as Columbus Blue Jackets defenseman Zach Werenski — chimed in on Twitter to say “this play has to stop.” Has to be blown down. This play has to stop https://t.co/ig8WkmGT20— Zach Werenski (@ZachWerenski) November 17, 2019Werenski expanded on his comment Sunday morning and added that “[this situation] is a tough spot for the refs” based on the league’s rules.”It puts [referees] in a tough position and I’m sure they don’t want to see anyone hurt on the ice,” Werenski tweeted. “Have to make it more clear in situations like this.”Colorado has not yet released an update on Calvert’s status.last_img read more

What does Phillies free-agent deal with Didi Gregorius mean for Jean Segura?

first_imgStill, Gregorius figures to be a short-term asset for a Phillies team desperate to ascend from mediocrity in 2020. Fellow shortstop Jean Segura, signed to a long-term deal in Philadelphia, is now expected to shift to second base. Segura said earlier this offseason he was open to the swap.#Phillies are in agreement with Didi Gregorius— Joel Sherman (@Joelsherman1) December 10, 2019MORE: Where do the Nationals look after big Strasburg get? The Phillies agreed to terms on a one-year, $14 million deal with free-agent shortstop Didi Gregorius on Tuesday, as first reported by Joel Sherman.Gregorius, 29, expanded his offensive game over the past five seasons with the Yankees to become much more than a defensive specialist in the middle infield. He underwent Tommy John surgery after the 2018 season, though, which cut short his contract year in New York and likely chipped away at his market value. Because longtime Phillies infielder Cesar Hernandez was non-tendered, the club had a vacancy at second Segura could easily slide into. Scott Kingery, who also has experience as a middle-infielder, is anticipated to be used more at third base and center field than second given his proven versatility.Gregorius’ career slash line of .264/.313/.429 and OPS+ of 99 belies how good of a hitter he has become in recent years. He slashed .268/.335/.494 with a 124 OPS+ in a career-best 2018 season, and that bat production lifted his bWAR to 4.3 for the campaign. After an injury-shortened 2019, he will try to return to that form at Citizens Bank Park.Segura, meanwhile, should be an elite defensive second baseman if he indeed moves over there given his solid play at shortstop in recent years.last_img read more

Jets vs. Ravens odds, prediction, betting trends for ‘Thursday Night Football’

first_imgThe Jets (5-8) are out of AFC playoff contention for the 2019 NFL season. They will be trying to play spoiler against the top-seeded team in the conference, the Ravens (11-2), on “Thursday Night Football” (8:20 p.m. ET, Fox, Amazon Prime Video, NFL Network).Baltimore, coming off a gritty win in Buffalo, needs to keep winning to stay a full game ahead of New England for home-field advantage. It can’t afford to look ahead to rematches with Cleveland and Pittsburgh in the final two weeks. New York, coming off a narrow win over Miami, are staring at losing out with Pittsburgh and Buffalo. Stat that mattersThe Ravens have the No. 5 scoring defense in the NFL, allowing on average 18.2 points per game. They are No. 9 against the pass and No. 6 against the run. The Jets have the No. 29 scoring offense at 17.4 points per game. They are No. 30 in passing and No. 31 in rushing. Nothing has to give here.Jets vs. Ravens predictionThe Jets are overmatched here in most ways. They will do their best defensively to contain Jackson and the Ravens on the ground, but they will get burned plenty by the pass before wearing down. With Le’Veon Bell in a weird returning spot against a tough run defense and Darnold not seeing many open guys, it’s hard to see the Jets moving the ball much offensively.Ravens 30, Jets 10 Will the Jets pull off a major upset? Or will the Ravens take care of business?Here’s everything to know about betting on Jets vs. Ravens in Week 15, including updated odds, trends and our prediction for “Thursday Night Football.”MORE: Get the latest NFL odds & betting trends at Sports InsiderJets vs. Ravens odds for ‘Thursday Night Football’Spread: Ravens by 15Point total: 45Odds: Jets -110, Ravens -110The Ravens have been dancing around two-touchdown favorite status all throughout the short week. The Jets have done well of late against a very favorable schedule, but the degree of difficulty is raised considerably here. The point total is tied more to how they might struggle against the Ravens’ defense.Jets vs. Ravens all-time seriesThe Ravens hold a 8-2 all-time edge. They lost the most recent meeting, however, 24-16 in 2016. Before then, the Ravens had won eight in a row after losing the first-ever meeting. When coach John Harbaugh has been around, the Ravens are 4-1.Three trends to know— 54 percent of spread bettors are on the Ravens despite the big number. 61 percent of moneyline bettors are solidly behind the Ravens.— The Jets are also 5-8 against the spread this season. They are 4-1 straight up and 3-2 against the spread in the past five games. They have covered only once as losers, however.— The Ravens have won eight straight games and covered in 7 of them. The total has gone under in three of their past four games.MORE: Lamar Jackson passed Michael Vick as a QB long before recordThree things to watchLamar Jackson and the rushing recordThe Ravens’ NFL MVP-to-be quarterback needs 23 yards to get to 1,040 yards rushing on the season, breaking the 13-year-old single-year mark of Michael Vick, who briefly played for the Jets. Jackson is playing through a quadriceps injury, but that total is low enough for him to make history. The Ravens should do whatever they want with Jackson passing on the Jets’ depleted back seven to grab a big lead, so once Jackson hits the mark by 5 rushing attempts, they might not force the issue with his running.The Jets’ run defenseNew York has moved up to No. 2 against the run, allowing on average 78.8 yards per game. The Ravens are No. 1 offensively at 200.9 yards rushing per game. While that might help the Jets slow down Mark Ingram in the traditional running game, their mess at linebacker and having no Jamal Adams again to clean up at safety doesn’t bode well when Jackson takes off.The Ravens’ secondaryThe Jets have a decent receiving corps with Robby Anderson and slot man Jamison Crowder. But they both will struggle for Sam Darnold against the Ravens’ cornerback combination of Marcus Peters, Jimmy Smith and Marlon Humphrey.last_img read more

Wellington Lions Club will not be selling calendars this year

first_imgSumner Newscow report — The following message was provided by Wellington Lions Club member Heidi Theuer:Unfortunately, our club will not be selling the community birthday and anniversary calendars this year. As technology has progressed, cell phones and the internet are commonplace; calendars have become less relied upon. It has been increasingly difficult to reach people and verify a family’s information because of cell phones; therefore, the calendars often had incorrect information.Our Lions Club members spent countless hours trying to produce the best possible product. This fundraiser started 65 years ago, but profits have diminished as people have decided not to purchase the calendar the last few years. Because of the loss in calendar sales, the Lions Club makes no money. We realize many in our community will miss this, but the fundraiser is no longer economically feasible.Follow 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 Comment (1) 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 Sort by: Date Rating Last Activity Loading comments… 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. +3 Vote up Vote down Home Town Boy · 270 weeks ago Wow thats sad to read. Report Reply 0 replies · active 270 weeks ago 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

Security State Bank will take over Wheat Festival Wheat Run, race back downtown

first_imgby Tracy McCue, Sumner Newscow — The Kansas Wheat Festival Wheat Run has been a Saturday morning tradition for Wellington’s premiere week-long event. It originally started as a downtown race, but moved to Hargis Creek as a cross country race.This year the one mile and 5K race (3.1 miles) is returning to its roots and will once again be a downtown event.Security State Bank of Wellington is now the primary sponsor. The race will be held on Saturday, July 11. The 5K race starts at 7:30 a.m. and the mile race follows at 8:30 a.m. Both races will be ran in Wellington starting at C and Harvey, behind the Security State Bank.SSB will have pre-registration of $20 for one race and $25 if registering for both races. Race day registration will be an extra $5. T-shirts will be guaranteed to those who preregistered by June 30, 2015. So early registration is a must to ensure your size is available. A registration form can be found here:Kansas Wheat Run brochure 6-19-15There will be 18 male and female age divisions for both the one mile and 5K:5 and under6-78-910-1213-1516-1920-2425-2930-3435-3940-4445-4950-5455-5960-6465-6970-7980+Race Day packet pickups will be at SSB Thursday, Friday and race day. Registration will be near the start/finish line, beginning at 6:30 a.m.For additional questions, call Jodie Heath at 620-326-7417, e-mail her at jodie@securitystbank.com or fax at 620-326-2280.Follow 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

Wellington Police Notes: Monday, July 27, 2015

first_imgWellington Police notes for Monday, July 27, 2015•1:46 a.m. Officers investigated Disorderly Conduct in the 900 block W. 7th, Wellington.•10 a.m. Officers investigated a theft of currency in the 500 block N. Plum, Wellington.•11 a.m. Officers assisted an outside agency.•7:41 p.m. Officers took a report of suspicious activity in the 600 block N. G, Wellington.last_img

Grace Mitchell becomes first All-State All-Class basketball player in Wellington High School history

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 Comment (1) 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 Sort by: Date Rating Last Activity Loading comments… 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. +1 Vote up Vote down Glenda Wright · 230 weeks ago Congratulations, Grace!! Report Reply 0 replies · active 230 weeks ago 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 Grace MitchellSumner Newscow report — The Wichita Eagle just announced the list of the 2016 All-State All-Class girls basketball team chosen by reporter Joanna Chadwick.Grace Mitchell of Wellington is one of the six chosen to be the first all-state all-class basketball team player ever in Wellington. There are only six of them.The All-State team and All-Class teams will be on VarsityKansas.com on March 19 and will run in the Eagle on March 20.The list of the other first team all class members are: Kylah Comley, SterlingKendrian Elliott, Wichita SouthEricka Mattingly, Wichita SouthGrace Mitchell, WellingtonBrenni Rose, SM NorthwestCoach Antwain Scales, Wichita South.Follow us on Twitter.last_img read more

Serena Williams targets ‘next goal’ — Australian Open — after ending title drought

first_img“I’m OK with what happened,” Williams said in a postmatch news conference. “I’m glad I was able to get a title in the singles; it’s been a while. But I’ve been in the finals a lot, so I just keep going and just keep trying.”The victory over Pegula gave Williams a 73rd WTA singles title, and it also gave her tournament victories in four decades, starting with five she won in 1999 as a teenager.The Australian Open begins Monday, Jan. 20 (Sunday, Jan. 19, in the U.S.). Serena Williams said winning in Auckland was “just a step towards the next goal” as she heads to Melbourne for a shot at history in the Australian Open.The 38-year-old American succeeded in her mission to land a first trophy since capturing her 23rd major singles title at Melbourne Park in 2017. She was absent from the tour for 12 months while becoming a mother and had since been unable to capture a title, losing five finals — including four in grand slam events.The defeats were becoming a worrying trend, but a 6-3, 6-4 victory over compatriot Jessica Pegula in the Auckland Open final on Sunday broke that streak.Now Williams heads to Australia with a 24th slam her target as she bids to move level with Margaret Court at the top of the all-time list.”It’s pretty satisfying just to get a win in the finals,” Williams said. “I think that was really important for me and I just want to build on it.”Obviously, it’s just a step towards the next goal.”She was in imperious form at this week’s @ASB_Classic – check out the Auckland Shot of the Day from @SerenaWilliams! pic.twitter.com/W4X2ZV5X5J— WTA (@WTA) January 12, 2020Williams could not make it a twin success as she and Caroline Wozniacki fell to Asia Muhammad and Taylor Townsend in the doubles final.last_img read more

LSU vs. Clemson odds, prediction, betting trends for College Football Playoff championship

first_imgNo. 1 LSU (14-0) meets No. 3 Clemson (14-0) in the College Football Playoff championship game on Monday, Jan. 13 at the Mercedes Benz-Superdome in New Orleans. Games time is scheduled for 8 p.m. ET.Clemson advanced to the championship game through an oft-criticized ACC schedule, though the Tigers did score a thrilling 29-23 victory against Ohio State in the Fiesta Bowl semifinal. Trevor Lawrence led the game-winning drive and has the chance to lead a second national championship run with coach Dabo Swinney. Clemson is on a 29-game win streak. Stat that mattersClemson is 17-0 when Travis Etienne has 100 or more yards rushing, but it was his playmaking ability in the passing game that made the difference against Ohio State. He had three touchdowns in last year’s romp against Alabama, and the Louisiana native will look for another big game. LSU, meanwhile, is 8-0 when Clyde Edwards-Helaire rushes for 100 yards or more; he had an extra week to rest a hamstring injury that limited him in the victory against Oklahoma. Which run defense can prevent the big play?LSU vs. Clemson predictionThis should be a classic, and neither Burrow nor Lawrence will disappoint. LSU will grab that momentum in the second quarter behind two touchdown passes from Burrow, who will evenly distribute the ball to his talented receivers. Clemson will rally in the third quarter behind big plays from Lawrence and Etienne, but Burrow — like he did against Alabama — will close the door with a pair of touchdown drives in the fourth quarter. LSU hangs on and becomes the fourth different school to win a CFP championship.Final score: LSU 38, Clemson 31 LSU will be close to home for this title game, part of a season where the program has been revitalized with a new-look offense that led to a Heisman Trophy run for Joe Burrow. Ed Orgeron has guided LSU through a tough schedule, including wins over six top-10 teams, and this is the last piece.Here’s everything to know about betting on LSU vs. Clemson, including updated odds, trends and our prediction for the 2020 College Football Playoff championship game.MORE: Get the latest NCAA odds & betting advice at Sports InsiderLSU vs. Clemson odds for College Football Playoff championshipSpread: LSU -5.5Point total: 69.5Moneyline: Clemson +180, LSU -220LSU is a 5.5-point favorite, according to odds at BetOnline.ag. The line opened at 66.LSU vs. Clemson all-time seriesThis is the fourth meeting between the Tigers, and likely will be the highest-scoring game between the teams. LSU won the 1959 Sugar Bowl 7-0 and 1996 Peach Bowl 10-7, but lost the last meeting 25-24 in the 2012 Chick-Fil-A Bowl.Three trends to know— This is just the second time Clemson has been an underdog the last two seasons: The last time that happened, Clemson beat Alabama 44-16 in the championship game. Clemson is 8-2 against the spread and 6-4 straight up as an underdog since the Playoff started in 2014.— Clemson is 12-2 straight up and 12-2 against the spread on neutral sites since 2014. LSU is 8-3 straight up and 8-3 against the spread in the same situation.— LSU is 9-5 against the spread this year, but it covered in all three games that had a single-digit spread. Those were victories against Texas (-6.5), Alabama (+5) and Georgia (-7).MORE: Sporting News makes its CFP title game picksThree things to watchCan Clemson slow Joe Burrow?Burrow didn’t shy away from the Playoff spotlight against Oklahoma. He set several CFP records with 493 passing yards and eight total touchdowns. Will that continue against the top pass defense in the FBS? The schematic matchup between LSU offensive coordinator Steve Ensminger and passing game coordinator Joe Brady and Clemson defensive coordinator Brent Venables will be fascinating, but it comes down to whether Clemson’s pressure lands on Burrow, who took 29 sacks this year. The second part of that is whether Burrow escapes the pressure. This is going to be fun to watch.Who takes momentum before halftime?Expect the first quarter to play out tight, but both teams are at their best in the second quarter. LSU outscored opponents 228-81, and Clemson outscored opponents 211-38. This could be where the momentum swings to one side, and the other team will have to play catch-up in the second half. Lawrence rallied the Clemson from a 16-0 deficit against Ohio State in the Fiesta Bowl, and that started in the second quarter. LSU, meanwhile, buried Oklahoma with a 28-point second quarter.Will Trevor Lawrence finally lose?Lawrence is 25-0 as a starter, and he had an up-and-down game passing against Ohio State before a 94-yard drive for the go-ahead touchdown. Lawrence beat the Buckeyes with 16 carries for 107 yards and a touchdown: another added dimension to his game. Lawrence will test an LSU defense that ranked 56th in the FBS but also features All-Americans Grant Delpit and Derek Stingley Jr. in its secondary. Justyn Ross and Tee Higgins combined for 80 receiving yards against the Buckeyes. They will need to get more against LSU.MORE: Tim Tebow says ‘underdog card is real’ for Swinney, Clemsonlast_img read more