Will the Dolphins running back have over 88.5 total yards in his matchup vs. the Rams?
Will the Dolphins running back have over 88.5 total yards in his matchup vs. the Rams?
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A look at what’s happening in European soccer on Saturday: ENGLAND Chelsea plays Leicester in the FA Cup final at Wembley Stadium in the first of two huge matches between the clubs over the next four days. On Tuesday, they meet in the Premier League in what could end up being a playoff to secure one of the Champions League qualification spots. The winner of the cup final would gain a psychological edge. Chelsea is seeking to win its first trophy under Thomas Tuchel, who joined in January and has already got the team to the Champions League final taking place on May 29, and the FA Cup final for the ninth time. Leicester has never won the FA Cup and is seeking to capture a first trophy since improbably winning the Premier League in 2016. There are also three matches in the league, with West Ham aiming to stay alive in the race for a top-four finish by beating Brighton. A win would leave West Ham in fifth, three points behind fourth-placed Chelsea. Southampton hosts already-relegated Fulham, and in-form Leeds travels to Burnley. ITALY Antonio Conte’s Inter Milan squad already ended Juventus’ record run of nine straight Serie A titles. Now, Conte is looking to end his former team’s chances of qualifying for the Champions League. If Inter wins at Juventus, the Bianconeri may be mathematically eliminated from contention of finishing in the top four. There’s a tight battle between four clubs for the remaining three spots, with Atalanta (75 points), AC Milan (75), Napoli (73) and Juventus (72). Atalanta visits a Genoa squad with little to play for, while AC Milan (against Cagliari) and Napoli (against Fiorentina) play on Sunday. Lazio, which has 67 points but a game in hand, also still has an outside shot at the top four if it can beat Roma in the city derby ahead of its postponed game against Torino next Tuesday. GERMANY Cologne could be relegated from the Bundesliga for the sixth time if it loses at Hertha Berlin and other results conspire against it in the second to last round. Hertha is also not safe, but can clinch survival with a win. Arminia Bielefeld, two points above Cologne, hosts Hoffenheim, and Werder Bremen visits Augsburg for another relegation battle. Bremen is ahead of Bielefeld only on goal difference, and Augsburg can still be caught. Bayern Munich already has the title but Robert Lewandowski needs just one more goal to tie Bayern great Gerd Müller’s record of 40 from the 1971-72 season. The Poland star's teammates have vowed to help him achieve it in Freiburg. Freiburg can still qualify for the Conference League, Europe’s new third-tier competition due to begin next season, by finishing seventh. Eintracht Frankfurt aims to pressure Borussia Dortmund in the last place for Champions League qualification with a win at already-relegated Schalke. Bayer Leverkusen can clinch Europa League qualification with a win over Union Berlin, which is fighting Borussia Mönchengladbach for the Conference League place. Gladbach, ahead of Union on goal difference, welcomes Stuttgart for Marco Rose’s last game at home as coach. ___ More AP soccer: https://apnews.com/hub/soccer and https://twitter.com/AP_Sports The Associated Press
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Following a 2019-20 season that was cut short and a 2020-21 season that was cancelled, the Ontario Hockey League has announced plans to drop the puck for its 2021-22 regular season this fall. "The league is excited to circle another date on the calendar as opening night for the 2021-22 regular season is set for Thursday, October 7," the OHL said in a statement. Players will report to training camps on Sep. 4 before the league "embarks on a conventional 68-game regular season schedule" from Oct. 7 to April 3, 2022. The playoffs are targeted to start four days later, ending May 30 "at the latest." The 2022 Memorial Cup tournament is expected to be held between June 2 and 12. "The league is currently in the process of developing a regular-season schedule," said OHL commissioner David Branch. A complete regular season schedule will be announced in the coming weeks. Details on if fans will be in attendance for the games — at full or limited capacity — have not been disclosed. More to come
Players breathed in tear gas during a Copa Libertadores group stage match in Colombia where they were unwittingly caught up in protests against the country's government. While Brazilian visitor Atlético Mineiro was winning at América de Cali 3-1, the match was interrupted eight times, as sirens and explosions echoed outside Romelio Martinez Stadium in Barranquilla late Thursday. That is the same city scheduled to host the final of the Copa America on July 10, and Lionel Messi's Argentina in a World Cup qualifying match on June 8. Uruguayan referee Andrés Cunha allowed the match to continue despite complaints from teary-eyed players as police and protesters clashed around the stadium. One of the interruptions stopped the game for nine minutes. Barranquila authorities said five people were injured in the clashes. “To play like we did is almost impossible and we have a big frustration for the situation that Colombia endures," America de Cali coach Jerson González said. Atlético Mineiro coach Cuca agreed. “This was the worst thing I ever lived through," Cuca said. "We couldn't stay on the pitch because every part of us hurt. The eyes, the throat, the nose.” CONMEBOL ratified on Thursday that Colombia and Argentina will co-host the Copa America next month. Colombia's association of professional footballers said it was against playing matches under such social tensions. On Wednesday, similar protests in Barranquilla also interrupted another Copa Libertadores match between local side Atlético Junior and Argentina's River Plate. They drew 1-1 as clashes erupted outside their stadium. Separate demonstrations on the same day in the city of Pereira delayed the start of another Copa Libertadores match. Colombia's Atletico Nacional and Uruguay's Nacional drew 0-0 after the start of their game was delayed for one hour. ___ More AP soccer: https://apnews.com/hub/soccer and https://twitter.com/AP_Sports Mauricio Savarese, The Associated Press
When Blue Jays rights-holder Sportsnet decided to simulcast TV broadcasts on its radio network this year, it left Toronto as the only big-league team without a dedicated radio broadcast crew. The network's commentators had to pivot from a television-only style to one that would be inviting for radio listeners as well. Rob Corte, vice-president of Sportsnet and NHL Productions, is pleased with the early results. "So far, so good," Corte said in a recent interview. "We've had a few discussions about how we can make it a little bit more 'radio' at times without compromising the television product. But it is a fluid process and we're constantly tweaking it and looking for ways to get better as the season goes on. "We're not quite there yet but I'm happy with the progress. But as I said, there's still a little bit of a way to go before we find the sweet spot where we're completely happy." In a late-February news release, Sportsnet said the decision to streamline production was made to minimize travel and closely adhere to team, league, and government protocols related to the pandemic. It meant that broadcasters Buck Martinez, Dan Shulman and Pat Tabler would be heard on both television and radio for the 2021 season. Radio commentator Ben Wagner remained with the broadcast team. He has provided live hits from the Blue Jays' temporary home of TD Ballpark in Dunedin, Fla., and contributes to Sportsnet's television and radio station interview segments. The changes raised the eyebrows of some radio traditionalists, who wondered how their listening experience may be altered. "Radio and baseball is kind of a magical thing, I think a lot of people think that," said Paul Cross, professor and co-ordinator for the radio and media production program at Toronto’s Humber College. "It's something that people of all generations right now can still relate to because baseball has been on the radio almost since there was radio. It's really evocative of summertime. It's a summertime sound." On its radio broadcasts, Sportsnet has incorporated natural audio from the ballpark with its broadcasters' calls. Sound effects and music from the television broadcast are not included on radio. An in-game radio host runs down the lineup before each game and goes over any injury updates or news before throwing to the broadcast crew, who have called games from a variety of locations this season due to pandemic restrictions. One of the main challenges for the commentators is not leaving the radio listenership in the dark. Television viewers can see images that radio listeners cannot. "Radio requires description and special attention that a TV broadcast doesn't necessarily require," Cross said in a recent interview. "The TV feed of audio from the TV broadcast is not going to do the same job for someone listening," he added. In a pre-season interview with The Canadian Press, Shulman acknowledged the change would require a broadcast style adjustment in an effort to keep the radio audience as informed as possible. Sportsnet declined requests to make Martinez and Tabler available for interviews. The network said the earliest they might talk on the subject would be mid-season. After multiple listens over the first few weeks of the campaign, radio listeners essentially get a serviceable broadcast as commentators do their best to provide as much colour and detail as possible. But there are subtle differences between the two mediums that become all the more glaring in a simulcast situation. Martinez opened a recent game against the Atlanta Braves by saying, "Thanks for watching, folks. It's going to be a great night." Of course, radio listeners aren't watching anything. In a late April game against Washington, Martinez made three references to being able to "see" what was happening. A mention of an umpire's modified helmet was prefaced with, "As you can see." There was a comment on Bo Bichette's effort: "And you can see Bichette put a good swing on (Max) Scherzer's offering." And after Vladimir Guerrero, Jr., hit a grand slam, Martinez said, "You could see the reaction on the bench." Television viewers can watch the screen to see what he means. Radio listeners had to fill in the blanks. The simulcast can require an adjustment from the leisurely, friendly-to-the-ear flow of radio broadcasts. "It has a place in history and it has a place in our memories and our hearts," Cross said of Blue Jays radio tradition. "It's a thing we don't like to lose. It was done very specially for us to hear." Wagner, meanwhile, was left in an unusual spot when the network made changes. Recently reached in Dunedin, he had a "wide range of emotion" when told of the radio developments for the 2021 campaign. "A lot of momentum from this past off-season led to a lot of disappointment," Wagner said. "I love the craft of radio. I love the nuances of baseball on radio, let alone just live sporting events on radio." "It was hard not to take it personally, but with that then came opportunity," he added. "(Like) the fact that I'm involved with the No. 1 product on how Blue Jays baseball is consumed by its fanbase. I've been given way more opportunity and greater opportunity to show my skillset and do new things at the same time in this company." Sportsnet has yet to determine whether a simulcast will be used again in 2022 or if traditional radio broadcasts will return. The Blue Jays will return to Sahlen Field in Buffalo, N.Y., on June 1. The team hopes to return to Toronto's Rogers Centre at some point this year. This report by The Canadian Press was first published May 14, 2021. Follow @GregoryStrongCP on Twitter. Gregory Strong, The Canadian Press