Daniel Mengden and the Oakland Athletics got a boost going into the offseason after another last-place finish.Mengden, the young right-hander plagued by injuries this season, struck out eight over seven scoreless innings and the A's ended the season with their 17th win in 24 games, a 5-2 victory over the Texas Rangers on Sunday."A huge amount of confidence for me. For our team, I know this last month we did really well," Mengden said. "Come in here and do what I did, I really look forward to next year."After winning the AL West title the past two seasons, the Rangers (78-84) slipped from 95 wins last year. They finished tied with Seattle for third place, 23 games behind division champion Houston.Texas didn't have a base runner against Mengden (3-2) until Adrian Beltre's 3,048th career h...
2017? Never hoid of it. Seems like so long ago that the A’s played baseball in the 2017 season. I’m all about 2018 and I’m all about being Pollyanna. Why? Because baseball, and its predictable unpredictability, practically demands it.No doubt the A’s holes, some of which they will aim to address this off-season. No doubt they have some exciting talent, most of which happens to be named Matt. Here are some reasons why it could all add up to a wild card berth next year:The Minnesota TwinsThe Twins, losers of 103 games in 2016 and owners of the second wild card spot with 85 wins in 2017, are the latest example of a team confounding the pundits. Before you scoff at the idea that a team could improve by 26 games without splurging on payroll or signing a big star, look no further than this ye
ARLINGTON, Texas (AP) Daniel Mengden struck out eight, Khris Davis hit his career-best 43rd homer and the last-place Oakland Athletics ended the season with a 5-2 win at Texas on Sunday. The Athletics (75-87) finished at the bottom of the AL West for the third consecutive season, a franchise first, but won six more games than last season thanks to 17 victories in their last 24 games. Manager Bob Melvin even got a contract extension this week, adding a year through 2019. Texas didn’t have a base runner against Mengden (3-2) until Adrian Beltre’s 3,048th career hit, a single leading off the fifth. Mengden walked one and allowed only four singles in his seven innings. Blake Treinen worked the ninth for his 16th save in 21 chances. After winning the AL West title the past two seasons,
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Box Score | Photo GalleryBronx, N.Y. – Two single-game school records were matched and one was one broken during the Fordham volleyball team's four-set win over George Washington on Sunday afternoon at the Rose Hill Gym, giving the Rams back-to-back home conference wins. Sophomore Olivia Fairchild broke the single-game four-set record for aces, with eight, and tied the overall single-game record in the process. The team conjured up 18 total aces, tying the four-set and overall single-game mark. With the win, the Rams improve to 10-7 on the year and 2-2 in Atlantic 10 play, while the Colonials fall to 5-13 and 1-3, respectively. Fordham took the opening two sets with relative ease before the Colonials rallied back for a third set win coming out of the long break, and pushed the Rams
This week we honored some of our school’s past great athletes as we induct Herb Westmoreland, Charlie Giaudrone, Brandon Keith, Donna Beed, and Jeremy Case into the McAlester Athletic Hall of Fame.What a great thing to do as we take a moment to recognize the accomplishments of a few of our graduates.As a former coach, when you have some of those great athletes, this is just a little “icing on the cake.” Athletics teach us so many life skills that can help lead a person down the road to adulthood.1) Hard work pays off! The harder you work, the better you will be. The old saying is true, “the more you put into it, the more you will get out of it.” Success comes at a price and the question is, “are you willing to pay the price?” Playing time is earned by hard work and dedication.2) Teamwor
The year-long process of mapping Bobcat Athletics' future culminates Friday, when Montana State University publicly unveils its 20-year Athletics Facilities Master Plan. The plan serves as the capstone of the department's Strategic Plan, announced during the summer after months of engaging constituents, and incorporates new facilities into Bobcat Athletics' existing structures to positively impact future generations of student-athletes. Montana State Athletics' first comprehensive facilities plan this decade addresses increased training and academic demands faced by student-athletes and helps keep pace with MSU's enrollment growth. "In conjunction with our Strategic Plan, the Facilities Master Plan gives us a roadmap for the next 20 years of facilities develo...
Now is the TimeMontana State University Athletics recently completed a strategic plan. Entitled “Our Heritage, Our Future,” the strategic plan calls for an Athletics Facility Master Plan that would include a 20-year vision for MSU athletic facilities. Working with MSU leadership, Campus Planning, Design and Construction, Facilities Services, the Department of Intercollegiate Athletics and student-athletes, the Athletics Facility Master Plan outlines aspirations and responds to recommendations and input from stakeholders to best serve our athletes and fans with an eye on comparable facilities at peer institutions. As we begin the funding and implementation stages of the master plan, we want to share our bold vision for the future of MSU athletic facilities. We invite all Bobcat
T.J. Hall(Photo: Furnished) A concussion can be defined as a mild type of traumatic brain injury. Although concussions are usually not life threatening, they can cause problems later in life.How are concussions caused? A concussion is caused by a blow to the head or body, often involving a whiplash movement in which the head and brain moves rapidly back and forth. Concussions occur mainly in high impact sports but can also occur in automobile accidents, workplace incidents and falls.What are the symptoms of a concussion? Symptoms can include severe headaches, difficulty concentrating, memory loss, lack of coordination, pupil dilation, nausea, compromised balance and vision, bruising, emotional outbursts, difficulty speaking and a disrupted sleep pattern. HallWhat if a concussion is...