Scoreboard roundup — 4/10/18

first_img Written by Beau Lund FacebookTwitterLinkedInEmailiStock/Thinkstock(NEW YORK) — Here are the scores from Tuesday’s sports events:INTERLEAGUEL.A. Dodgers 4, Oakland 0AMERICAN LEAGUETampa Bay 6, Chicago White Sox 5Cleveland 2, Detroit 1Toronto 2, Baltimore 1Boston 14, N.Y. Yankees 1L.A. Angels 11, Texas 1Minnesota 4, Houston 1Seattle 8, Kansas City 3NATIONAL LEAGUEPittsburgh 8, Chicago Cubs 5Washington 4, Atlanta 1Philadelphia 6, Cincinnati 1N.Y. Mets 8, Miami 6St. Louis 5, Milwaukee 3, 11 InningsSan Diego 5, Colorado 2San Francisco 5, Arizona 4NATIONAL BASKETBALL ASSOCIATIONCharlotte 119, Indiana 93Philadelphia 121, Atlanta 113Washington 113, Boston 101Phoenix 124, Dallas 97Utah 119, Golden State 79Houston 105, L.A. Lakers 99Copyright © 2018, ABC Radio. All rights reserved.center_img April 11, 2018 /Sports News – National Scoreboard roundup — 4/10/18last_img read more

Steve McClaren: Newcastle survival bid will go to the wire

first_img Newcastle remain engaged in their pursuit of top transfer targets Saido Berahino and Andros Townsend – McClaren declined to comment on either – but their hopes will recede as time runs down. However, they are equally determined to hold on to their big-name players – Cheick Tiote is still hoping to complete his move to Shanghai Shenhua – with speculation suggesting Moussa Sissoko and Ayoze Perez in particular are attracting attention. Asked if Perez was a player he intended to retain, McClaren said: “Absolutely. We are not losing our best players in this window. “He has been great. There is a lot more to come. He needs to be more consistent, but he has great potential. It is his second year. “He scored a great goal last week. He needs to score more and get more assists and be more consistent, but he is not going anywhere.” The Magpies climbed out of the relegation zone as a result of last Saturday’s 2-1 win over West Ham, but were dumped back into it by Swansea’s victory over Watford two days later. They will attempt to drag the Hornets back down when they head for Vicarage Road on Saturday, hoping to inflict a fifth successive league defeat on their hosts. Steve McClaren has admitted Newcastle’s fight for Barclays Premier League survival could run to the bitter end of a difficult season. Press Association But head coach McClaren is predicting a tense conclusion to Newcastle’s campaign whatever happens this weekend. He said: “It’s going to go all the way. You’re never out of the mire, even if you’re up there on 29 or 30 points, it’s still the prospect of another three or four wins and it’s difficult. “The league is tough this year, really, really tough. From the start of the season, the teams who have come up have done well and adapted well to the Premier League. Just the quality from top to bottom – save for the top four who have the bigger squad – the level is very close. “There is a thin dividing line between winning and losing.” McClaren’s men have taken 21 points from their opening 22 games, and that ratio will have to increase significantly if they are to avoid a late scramble. Forty points has traditionally been regarded as the finishing line, although the total has sometimes been lower and on rare occasions, significantly higher. Asked if 40 would be enough this time around, McClaren was non-committal. He said: “Could be. Might not be.” last_img read more

Bracketology: Expert Patrick Stevens weighs in on Syracuse basketball’s teetering Tournament hopes

first_imgLiam Sheehan | Asst. Photo Editor Facebook Twitter Google+ With Syracuse (19-12, 9-9 Atlantic Coast) teetering on the bubble heading into its second round ACC tournament matchup with Pittsburgh on Wednesday, The Daily Orange spoke with NCAA Tournament guru Patrick Stevens. Stevens’ projections appear in The Washington Post and, in 2014, he was the only bracketologist, out of 121, to correctly pick all 68 teams in the field, per Syracuse.com.Here’s what he had to say about SU’s chances at an NCAA Tournament bid.The Daily Orange: Not thinking ahead to Wednesday, where do you have Syracuse as we speak?Patrick Stevens: “At the moment, I have Syracuse as the last at-large team that does not have to go to Dayton. That’s No. 32 on the at large board. A 10 seed at the moment in the West Regional playing Wisconsin, which obviously won’t really happen because those teams already played. But that’s where things would stand at the moment.“For Syracuse at this point, obviously they could have helped themselves a great deal just by winning that game Saturday at Florida State. I think it would have been a very stress free week. At least in terms of selection had Syracuse won that game. Instead it certainly sizes up that Wednesday to open that round two in D.C. It’s a really, really significant game with Syracuse obviously not completely locked in and Pittsburgh really right on the edge of the field right now. I think you have two teams playing with some desperation.”AdvertisementThis is placeholder textD.O.: Do you look at Wednesday’s game as a must-win for Syracuse?P.S.: “As you compare the profiles, I think Syracuse, even with the two losses to Pittsburgh, has a better profile overall. And I think Pittsburgh pretty much needs to win that game to play its way into the field or at least have a chance. I think Syracuse could get away with losing, potentially. But it probably wouldn’t be very smart to chance it. You’ve already seen this weekend, Wichita State bump somebody, and who knows who that somebody ultimately is, but bump somebody out of the field in all likelihood … I think that steals a bid from the rest of the field.“I wouldn’t say with 100 percent certainty that Syracuse has to win Wednesday to make the field of 68. But I do think it would make life a whole lot easier for Syracuse to do so.” Published on March 7, 2016 at 10:47 am Contact Sam: [email protected] | @SamBlum3center_img D.O.: You mentioned Wichita State as a bid-stealer. Are there any other teams or conference tournaments that SU fans should keep their eyes on that could potentially take away at-large bids?P.S.: “I’m not sure Monmouth is going to have the goods to make it as an at-large candidate. The bad losses and whatnot is really something that’s going to be held against it … It’s kind of a quiet spot on the schedule this Monday and Tuesday, as it is every year. You’ve got some conference championships but there’s not that many in leagues that are likely to produce multiple bids. I think that when you look at a league like the West Coast Conference, you get a Gonzaga-St. Mary’s final. Not that either of those teams is an overwhelming at-large candidate. But in this particular year, where you’re really sifting around and parsing these profiles and all of them have their weaknesses, there are things to be said for St. Mary’s and Gonzaga that haven’t really messed up a whole lot … That’s probably a league to keep an eye on.”D.O.: Is Syracuse in with a win on Wednesday?P.S.: “It would require considerable chaos. It would require a sequence that is a dream scenario for somebody betting on horse racing where there are like six or seven things that have to happen. It would be like, Virginia Tech has to win the ACC and Ohio State has to win the Big 10. I’m just giving a couple examples of teams that would have to surge up and really surprise everybody by winning conference championships this week.“I think with one more victory, you look at Syracuse’s profile overall. That’s probably going to be enough I think. They’re 6-8 away from home. So if they win that game it’s 7-9. They’d be a team with nine victories against the Top 100. No strength of schedule issues or anything like that … The Georgetown loss is back outside the Top 100 and the St. John’s thing is an eyesore. The thing that still stands out about Syracuse that makes me think it will end up in the field, assuming it can handle some business on Wednesday is that victory at Duke. It’s just a demonstration that it can win in a tough environment. And throw the Texas A&M game, beating a really tough team on a neutral floor. I think those are the two games that stand out for Syracuse that kind of differentiate them from the other teams that are hovering around the edge of the field.” Comments Related Stories Schneidman: Uncertainty surrounds Syracuse heading into ACC tournament after loss to Florida StateSyracuse basketball roundtable: How SU can make the NCAA Tournament, the Orange’s x-factor and moreSyracuse earns No. 9 seed in ACC tournament and will play PittsburghSyracuse drops ‘must-win’ game to Florida State, 78-73last_img read more