They were among six players placed on the list in the early days of training camp.Defensive tackle Tyeler Davison, fullback Keith Smith and safety Jamal Carter have yet to be cleared to rejoin the team.Oluokun is expected to take over a full-time starting role this season, while Etling is in the mix to serve as the team’s third quarterback. Hawkins is a fourth-round pick out of California.___Cleveland Browns guard Colby Gossett has opted out of the 2020 season, becoming the fourth player on the team — and third offensive lineman — to decide not play because of the coronavirus pandemic. August 5, 2020 Joyce said he had mild symptoms for six days, and he was frustrated that it took him a month to test negative for the virus. Eighteen of his teammates are now infected following a recent outbreak that halted the Marlins’ season for a week.“Hopefully they have a much better experience than I did with the testing results,” Joyce said.___Eastern Kentucky kicker Landon White has quit the football team in a social media post that accuses the FCS program of being lax in coronavirus testing and following protocols.White says on Instagram that the team’s last test was July 6 and that symptomatic players were still in the building and around other teammates. The junior adds that meeting rooms have had “100+ players and staff crammed into it with zero space and no social distancing rules in sight.” Coach Brian Flores said he supported both players in their decisions.Wilson made four starts and had 43 receptions for 351 yards and one touchdown last season.___Cleveland Browns center and NFLPA president JC Tretter said he’ll push for daily testing for the COVID-19 virus during training camp while the NFL ramps up for the season.Tretter said Wednesday on a Zoom call that he’s been satisfied with the protocols agreed to by the league and players’ union. Tretter said those guidelines will need to continue to evolve and change as more is learned about the virus. The 6-foot-1, 192-pound White also says first-year Colonels coach Walt Wells knows and “does nothing,” adding that he only cares about EKU earning a big payout from West Virginia for playing in Morgantown on Sept. 12.Athletic director Matt Roan said in a statement the department is aware of White’s post. He says “egregiously or willfully ignoring safety guidelines” by staff or students will not be tolerated. Moan also says weekly testing will be done consistent with re-socialization requirements and anyone reporting symptoms will be tested, monitored and quarantined if necessary.___The Detroit Lions have activated wide receiver Kenny Golladay from the reserve/COVID-19 list.The list was created for players who either test positive for COVID-19 or have been in close contact with an infected person. The Lions put Golladay on it last week. More AP sports: https://apnews.com/apf-sports and https://twitter.com/AP_Sports Associated Press Gossett qualifies for the high-risk opt-out agreed to by the NFLPA and will receive a $350,000 stipend for not playing. He was due to make $675,00 this season.He is the second Browns guard to opt out, following Drew Forbes. The team also will be without offensive tackle Drake Dorbeck and defensive tackle Andrew Billings.The Browns promoted Gossett from the practice squad late last season. His loss will hurt Cleveland’s depth and likely force general manager Andrew Berry to look for free agents.The deadline for players opting out is Thursday at 4 p.m.___ Players are currently being tested each day, but that was supposed to change in two weeks to every other day if teams stayed below a certain percentage of positive cases. Tretter believes daily testing is necessary to avoid the “lag time” that has led to problems in Major League Baseball.Tretter has chosen to play this season while knowing he’s putting himself and his pregnant wife at risk. He’s currently staying in a hotel and not at home to minimize any chance of getting sick.___Louisville has paused workouts for men’s and women’s soccer, field hockey and volleyball after 29 members of those programs tested positive for COVID-19.The school said in a statement the positive tests and exposure were primarily traced to an off-campus party. Teammates and student-athletes from other sports were potentially exposed to the virus and remain quarantined due to contact tracing, the statement said. Panasiuk said on his Twitter account that he intends to come back and finish his senior year at Michigan State.“Our country is facing difficult times with many unanswered questions regarding COVID-19,” Panasiuk said. “Unfortunately, with the uncertainty of the effects of COVID-19, I cannot risk my health and safety in order to play football this season.”Michigan State’s football team just finished a 14-day quarantine period based on testing that took place last month. Team activities resumed Wednesday, and practice is scheduled to start Friday.___The American Athletic Conference says it will keep its eight-game conference football schedule in place and allow its 11 schools to play up to four nonconference games. The governing body decided to delay workouts until Sept. 8, three weeks later than the previously planned start of Aug. 17.A seven-game schedule will start Sept. 25, according to the latest plan. The playoffs will conclude in December. Those teams that don’t make the playoffs will have the option of scheduling an extra game, as long as it happens before Nov. 20. High school stadiums will be limited to no more than 250 people in the stands with social distancing measures in place. Fans will also be required to wear a mask or face covering.___Miami Marlins outfielder Matt Joyce, who missed all of summer camp with the coronavirus, says his antibodies tests have come back negative and he continues to observe protocols for COVID-19.“I’m like: ‘OK, I already had it. Do I really have to wear the mask all the time?’” Joyce said. “But I still want to be mindful and careful, because there’s still so much unknown.” Share This StoryFacebookTwitteremailPrintLinkedinRedditThe Latest on the effects of the coronavirus outbreak on sports around the world:___Michigan State defensive end Jacub Panasiuk says he’s redshirting this season because of concerns about COVID-19. The Latest: Michigan State’s Panasiuk redshirting this year The AAC also announced it could move the date of its football championship game, scheduled for Dec. 5 at the home stadium of the top-seeded team, back to Dec. 12 or Dec. 19 if needed, due to COVID-19 disruptions.The conference championship game could also be moved to accommodate Navy’s annual game with Army, scheduled for Dec. 12. The conference said it hoped to make a determination on the date of the championship game no earlier than Nov. 1.The AAC has lost at least eight games against Power Five conference opponents that have altered schedules to play all or mostly within their league. More cancellations could come. The conference is allowing its members to find replacement games if possible. Conference play begins Sept. 19 as previously planned.___The South Carolina High School League has pushed back its start date for football practices and games. Golladay was Detroit’s leading receiver last season with 65 catches for 1,190 yards and 11 touchdowns.___Albert Wilson became the second Miami Dolphins player — and their second receiver — to opt out of playing this year because of the coronavirus.Wilson announced his decision Wednesday on Twitter. Allen Hurns made a similar announcement Tuesday.“It was a very tough choice,” Wilson wrote, “but since the day I started playing the game it’s always been Faith Family Football. Because of this crazy time I choose to put my family in the best situation I see fit.” “We’ve talked about other schools, we’ve used those examples to educate,” athletic director Vince Tyra said in virtual news conference. “And unfortunately, we fell into the same trap here this past weekend.”Tyra also said the code of conduct within the teams, department and school are being stressed, and repeat violators could face disciplinary options up to dismissal.Suspension of activities began Monday. Team members who have not tested positive or been identified through contract tracing may be permitted to return to on-campus workouts on Aug. 10.___The Atlanta Falcons have activated linebacker Foye Oluokun, quarterback Danny Etling and rookie safety Jaylinn Hawkins from the team’s COVID-19 reserve list.
Three Nigeria-eligible players have been named in Racing Genk’s provisional squad list for their first home game of the 2020-2021 season against OH Leuven this afternoon.Racing Genk coach Hannes Wolf has selected Super Eagles striker Paul Onuachu, Belgian-Nigerian striker Cyriel Dessers and Belgium youth international of Nigerian parentage Shawn Adewoye in a 20-man squad.For the second consecutive match, there is no place in the Genk squad for former Mountain of Fire goal poacher Stephen Odey fueling speculation that he’s not in the plans of the manager for the new season. Dessers making the roster is good news as he had been rated as doubtful previously after suffering a head injury during Wednesday evening’s workout but it remains to be seen if he will be named in the starting lineup.If promising center back Adewoye is given a run-out against OH Leuven, it would be his professional debut for the Limburg club.Genk came from behind to beat Zulte-Waregem 2-1 in their opening match of the season last weekend courtesy of goals from Onuachu and Dessers.Share this:FacebookRedditTwitterPrintPinterestEmailWhatsAppSkypeLinkedInTumblrPocketTelegram
Sunday Sept. 11, New Orleans Saints fans were supposed to watch the Saints’ first regular season game in their living rooms, or at a sports bar with their friends. The smell of barbequing and tailgating was supposed to fill the humid air. Saints faithful were supposed to parade their Joe Horn and Aaron Brooks jerseys around the French Quarter. Cars were supposed to be decorated with Saints magnets and flags.New Orleans was supposed to come alive on Sunday. Instead, the historical city is still lying underwater. Most New Orleans residents and Saints faithful have fled the city. Families are without their pets, some are missing loved ones and many are in Texas crammed in a shelter with up to 10,000 strangers.The Saints players have also been affected. They too have been separated from the city they call home. They are also separated from their families, friends and homes. A week prior to Hurricane Katrina, the Saints acted on an intuition and quickly relocated camp to the San Francisco Bay Area, where they were scheduled to play the Oakland Raiders. Players, coaches and Saints personnel watched in horror as Katrina ripped apart their Crescent City. Fear for family and friends overwhelmed the team. They were 2,000 miles away and helpless.Still reeling from the tragedy, players initially did not want to play their final preseason game. But after a team discussion, players and coaches decided to play the game with different intentions in mind. From now on, the Saints would dedicate each game to the victims of Katrina. The game went on as scheduled and despite the new team attitude, the Raiders defeated New Orleans 13-6.”It’s happened like that for years, and it’s never stopped, regardless,” Saints wide receiver Joe Horn said in a San Francisco Chronicle interview. “In this business, we have to play the football game. In this business, that’s the way it goes. If your family’s OK, the game must go on, and that’s the way it is.”And the show would go on.Without their city, without their home and without home-team advantage, the Saints decided to continue 2005 season play. Up first were the Carolina Panthers.Playing for the victims of Katrina, the Saints opened Sunday’s game with a vengeance.They took control from opening kickoff, running Deuce McAllister eight times for 25 yards, while quarterback Aaron Brooks completed all seven of his passes for 55 yards. The Saints found themselves at the Panthers’ four, which set up McAllister for a four-yard touchdown run.The Saints were on the board first. A sign of relief quickly dispersed throughout the Saints sidelines. Fans watching from shelters and their new homes finally had a reason for celebration. But the game was not over yet.Carolina quickly tied the game the first time they received the ball. The Panthers drove the ball 83 yards on nine plays. Panther quarterback Jake Delhomme connected with receiver Steve Smith on a 33-yard touchdown pass with 37 seconds remaining in the first quarter.New Orleans responded with 4:37 to go in the second quarter, thanks to a two-yard touchdown run by McAllister, his second touchdown of the game.Following a series of turnovers, the Saints were able to extend their lead following halftime. John Carney kicked a 29-yard field goal with 4:31 remaining in the third quarter as New Orleans extended their lead to 10.Late in the third, Panthers running back Stephen Davis ran in for the score to bring the game within three points.Carney would return once again for his second field goal of the day, a 48-yarder. The Saints were back on top 20-14.Due to a series of penalties on their next possession, Carolina was forced to bring out their kicking team. John Kasay responded for the Panthers, kicking a 39-yard field goal to bring the game back within three.Kasay would return to the field one last time to tie the game, 20-20, with a 49-yard field goal with 1:04 remaining in the game.A series of passes from Brooks set up a 47-yard field goal. With wind gusts up to 23 miles-an-hour, Carney kicked the game-deciding field goal with three seconds left in regulation play.Celebration on the New Orleans sideline quickly erupted and, for a second, fate was finally on their side.”We knew what this game represented,” Carney said in a Sports Illustrated interview. “When the game started, I think the players had their mind on football and the aspects of what they needed to do to get the job done. I’m thinking about place kicking and doing the best job that I can. When the buzzer sounded and the game was over, then I kind of realized what this game had meant to a lot of people.”Carney was right. When does football become more than football?It has been a while since I’ve seen a football team come together to play for a city. The Saints represent New Orleans and they represent the thousands of fans who would have normally crammed into the Superdome to cheer their beloved team.The Saints’ win gave the city of New Orleans hope. And for a second, Saints faithful were able to take their minds off of Katrina and were able to stand up and cheer.There was no drama on the field. There were no cheap shots and no one-man shows. There was no post-game chat about contracts and team feuds. It was simply football. And it was magnificent.The Saints showed great pride in their city. Their win did not come as a shock to me. Not only will the Saints be playing this season closer as a team, they will also be playing with the thoughts of their fans in their hearts.
IHOC : Staring at potential victory entering 3rd period, SU slips in bid to unseat powerhouse Lakers
Facebook Twitter Google+ Comments Published on March 6, 2011 at 12:00 pm Heading into the third period of the College Hockey America championship game, Paul Flanagan tried to corral his team’s focus.‘We’ve gotten this far,’ the SU ice hockey head coach Flanagan told his team. ‘We’ve waited a year to play in this game. Just play like it and do the things that have gotten you here. Make plays. Make hits. Stay disciplined. Don’t panic.’But Flanagan’s words couldn’t carry the Orange to a win. Mercyhurst was just too strong, and the Lakers’ two third-period goals led to a 5-4 victory in their favor.‘They almost had too much energy between the second and third period,’ Flanagan said. ‘I wanted them to rest, but you can’t slow it down. It’s that energy, that adrenaline.’Before the 3-3 tie became a 5-4 defeat, Syracuse sat squarely in front of what could have been the school’s first championship in just its third season. On one end, there was a Syracuse team that knew it had to patiently deconstruct a vaunted Mercyhurst defense that had given up four goals in a contest four times prior. On the other, there was a relentless Mercyhurst offense led by Meghan Agosta, an all-world player closing out her outstanding collegiate career.AdvertisementThis is placeholder textIt was only right for the eight-time defending CHA champions to come into SU’s Tennity Ice Pavilion, handle their business and give a final goodbye to conference play for the year. With three goals and 23 shots in the second period, the team with all the championships flexed its muscle.But at the close of the first period, Syracuse held a 2-0 advantage. And by the end of the second, Syracuse had withstood a quintessential powerhouse comeback to keep the score even at 3-3.Momentum shifts and conference pedigree aside, when the two teams broke back into their respective locker rooms, they were still tied. Syracuse was standing on an even level with the team that has won every championship since the CHA’s inception.‘We had lots of momentum going into the second and into the third,’ senior defender Ashley Cockell said. ‘And our main focus was to just keep going after them. Keep getting the puck deep and run their ‘D’ into the ground.’The CHA doesn’t offer an automatic bid to the NCAA tournament to its champion. Mercyhurst would have likely been in the postseason either way, but had the Orange won, Syracuse would have dramatically increased its chances at extending its season.‘I think we really tired them out and got some great opportunities,’ Cockell said.Sophomore Isabel Menard also remembers the time between the second and third period when, for a moment, Syracuse had every chance to be the CHA champion.‘We’re right in this, girls,’ Menard said she told her teammates. ‘We’ve waited for this moment for a while now. I mean, someone has to beat Mercyhurst.‘We were close. We got some penalties at the end, but you can’t blame it on just one person. It was everyone. I’m just really proud of everyone. It was great to be part of it.’Very quickly, Syracuse’s most important second period of the season led to its most important third period of the season. Mercyhurst’s Bailey Bram and Agosta scored consecutive goals in a 21-second span nine minutes into the period, and the Lakers were up for good. The first goal came on a second effort near the net, and the second directly out of a faceoff.If Syracuse can hang its head on anything, it will be that two periods into this game, it stared down a team that is already used to winning championships. A year after losing the championship to Mercyhurst 3-1, SU inched a little bit closer to taking down the perennial power.‘Last year we got this close,’ Flanagan said. ‘It was really a one-goal game a year ago. This year, it’s a one-goal game. Getting back to this game — that was our mission. And we accomplished that.‘Now we just have to figure out how to get over that hump. We want to be the team that’s getting that big trophy a year from now.’email@example.com
On a windy night at McClimon Soccer Complex, the Wisconsin men’s soccer team’s match against St. John’s University ended in a 1-1 draw after 20 minutes of extra time.The tie ended a three-match losing skid the Badgers have suffered over the past couple of weeks, but it still isn’t as satisfying as a victory, especially with how strong the team played on both sides of the ball throughout Friday’s match, according to head coach John Trask.“It’s tough,” Trask said. “We gave up a soft goal in the first half. But I told the guys at halftime, other than that play, it was the most complete half we played from a coach’s standpoint. We were playing to our strengths and we were solid defensively.”For most of the first half, UW was solid on defense. Their only breakdown was in the 41st minute following a free kick, when after a save, St. John’s redshirt junior goalkeeper Jordan Stagmiller punted a ball to freshman midfielder Mohamed Awad on the run. Awad struck the ball into the back of the net once he was one-on-one with redshirt sophomore goalkeeper Casey Beyers.But, to say Wisconsin was solid on the defensive side of the ball in the second half would be a huge understatement.After giving up four shots on goal in the first half, the Badgers picked up their defensive effort in the second and didn’t allow St. John’s a single shot on goal for the next 45 minutes.Senior defender David Caban and the rest of the Badger backline kept the Red Storm in check down the stretch.“Obviously with the exception of the big ball that they scored on, it was probably the best all season we played in the back,” Caban said. “If we could erase that one mistake, it would probably be near perfect. But that happens in games and we picked each other up and got the tying goal.”That tying goal came in the 48th minute from freshman midfielder Mike Catalano. Freshman forward Tom Barlow crossed a beautiful ball to the far post, where it found Catalano’s head and the back of the net. The match was tied from then on till the final whistle blew.“I just saw Tom out there and usually he takes it in,” Catalano said. “But this time he picked his head up so I just took it as a cue to get in the box, and every time you get in the box, good things tend to happen. The ball just came right to my head.”The goal was Catalano’s second of the season and was the only goal to come out of 10 second-half shots for the Badgers. The goal also makes Catalano the third player on the team to have multiple goals this season along with fellow freshmen Barlow and forward Mark Segbers.A big reason as to why Wisconsin created so many opportunities offensively in the second half was because they had the wind at their backs, as the conditions had a large effect on the match. The team took advantage of the conditions in the second half and played intelligently.“You have to pick and choose the right time to go,” Catalano said. “You can’t be running around like crazy. You have to conserve the energy and play smart. You can’t work extremely hard throughout the game. [You] really need to pick your times in these conditions.”With their losing streak snapped, the Badgers can attempt to get back on a winning track, something they haven’t yet been on for more than one game this year.With that said, positive decisions won’t only benefit the team’s resume; they will also help bring fans to the game, which coach Trask and the rest of the team are longing for at McClimon.Going back to last year, Wisconsin had a 14-match home unbeaten streak going and the student fans, now referred to as “the Colony,” are going to play a huge role in the team getting back to that level of home success.“With the Colony and all the students here, there was an opportunity for us to show off,” coach Trask said. “And you saw it on the first goal; they’re waiting. We’ve got enough people in this stadium now and they are waiting for real good things to happen. Hopefully they continue coming out. They’re a big part of what we are trying to do right now.”The Colony will have to wait before they again make their presence known at McClimon, as the Badgers hit the road to the east coast where they will take on another new member of the Big Ten in Maryland next Friday.
Provincial league champions Clonmel won 27-10 in their quarter-final tie in Bandon.Clanwilliam overcame Cork Constitution 26-25 to advance to the last four.However, Cashel went out yesterday – Bandon beat them 10-3 in Cork.
Sars were fairly comfortable winners over Eire Óg Annacarty yesterday but have been under pressure in a number of their games this year.Captain Paudie Maher says they’ll have to step things up in the final which is set for Sunday October 8th. Photo © Tipp FM There’s a sharp contrast between the Thurles Sarsfields and Borrisoleigh as they prepare for the County Senior Hurling Final.Sars are chasing their 4th title in a row while Borris haven’t reached this stage since 1988.Borrisoleigh saw a 6 point lead eroded in the second half of their win over Drom & Inch – captain Paddy Stapleton says it’s something they need to look at.
Leinster centre Michelle Claffey and Connacht forwards Laura Feely and Edel McMahon are among those aiming for their Test debut. Niamh Briggs is back in the Ireland Women’s squad for the upcoming Six Nations.The 33 year old was due to captain the side at the World Cup in the summer, but missed the tournament due to an Achilles injury.New coach Adam Griggs has named nine uncapped players in this first squad.
According to Indiaâ€™s tournament Local Organising Committee Director, Javier Ceppi, this will be the first time that India will be hosting a FIFA tournament.He said: â€œIt will be also the first time an Indian team will play in a FIFA competition. In recognition of the increasing excitement about the beautiful game in India, â€˜Football Takes Overâ€™ was the first and most fitting choice as the official slogan for the tournament.Twenty-four teams will trade tackles for the coveted trophy. From Africa are Ghana, Guinea, Mali and Niger who reached the semi-finals of the 2017 CAF Africa U-17 Cup of Nations in Gabon to take Africa’s spots at India 2017.Iraq, Iran, Japan and Korea DPR joined the hosts in qualifying for India 2017 by virtue of reaching the semi-finals of the 2016 Asian Football Cup U-16 Championship.Others Spain, Turkey, England and Germany from Europe; end from the CONCACAF are Costa Rica, Honduras, Mexico and USA secured the four available spots for India 2017. New Caledonia and New Zealand represent the Oceania while Paraguay, Chile, Brazil and Colombia represent the South American federation.Brands and Marketing Director, StarTimes, Mr. Qasim Elegbede, said subscribers can catch the live matches on ST World Football (Channel 244 and 254) and ST Sport premium (channel 252) or on the go via StarTimes mobile app.â€œStarTimes acquired the broadcast rights of these sporting events, including the FIFA World Cup in over 48 territories in Africa, and other league games such as the Serie A, Bundesliga, French Ligue 1, Chinese Super League and Eredivisie to ensure that our subscribers across the globe are satisfiedâ€, Elegbede said.He said StarTimes will be showcasing the best of these World Cup football actions live from the various match centres in Europe and elsewhere to subscribers in Nigeria.Share this:FacebookRedditTwitterPrintPinterestEmailWhatsAppSkypeLinkedInTumblrPocketTelegram StarTimes will from this weekend begin airing the live coverage of FIFA U-17 World Cup Tournament in India.The tournament opening encounter will be in New Delhiâ€™s Jawaharlal Nerhru Stadium and will pitch Colombia and Ghana in Group A. The second game will feature New Zealand vs Turkey in Group B on 6th October.
First Published: 10th August, 2020 11:13 IST COMMENT Last Updated: 10th August, 2020 11:13 IST 4-base Error On Ball Over Fence Helps Rangers Top Angels 7-3 Los Angeles Angels right fielder Jo Adell was charged with a rare four-base error when a fly ball from Texas’ Nick Solak popped out of the rookie’s glove and flew the few remaining feet over the fence in the Rangers’ 7-3 win Sunday. WATCH US LIVE Associated Press Television News Written By Los Angeles Angels right fielder Jo Adell was charged with a rare four-base error when a fly ball from Texas’ Nick Solak popped out of the rookie’s glove and flew the few remaining feet over the fence in the Rangers’ 7-3 win Sunday. The play was initially ruled a home run for Solak, but the official scorer changed it to an error after consulting with the Elias Sports Bureau. Elias said it wasn’t aware of any precedent for a four-base error on a ball that went over the fence.Solak, who had two hits and scored three runs, lifted a deep but fairly routine fly to right with two outs in the fifth inning. Adell struggled to track the ball but was under it several feet from the wall when he reached for it with his gloved left hand.Once he realized what happened, Adell put his hands over his head and stared toward the retractable roof in the Rangers’ new $1.2 billion stadium. The fourth big league game for the Angels’ top prospect was a rough one. He also struck out all four times up as Texas completed a three-game sweep.Lance Lynn earned his 100th career win, losing a shutout on Tommy La Stella’s two-run homer in the fifth. The right-hander’s ERA ended up at 1.16 after he came in with a major league-leading 0.49 mark. After La Stella’s first homer of the season, Lynn (2-0) got Mike Trout to pop out to end a five-inning outing on his 109th pitch. It was Lynn’s third attempt at 100 victories after he won on opening day.Shin-Soo Choo capped a four-run fourth with a two-run single that chased Angels starter Andrew Heaney (1-1). Rougned Odor ended an 0-for-18 skid with an RBI single for the first run in the fourth. Isiah Kiner-Falefa put the Rangers in front in the third with a two-out double that scored Rob Refsnyder from first. Elvis Andrus stopped an 0-for-12 slide with an RBI single in the fourth.Shohei Ohtani had two hits and a walk and scored a run for the Angels. Anthony Rendon was 0 for 3, extending his slump to 0 for 21. Texas reliever Jimmy Herget struck out Luis Rengifo with the bases loaded to end the eighth, preserving a three-run lead.TRAINER’S ROOMRangers: RHP Nick Goody is dealing with a back issue, but manager Chris Woodward said the club was another day from deciding whether Goody would need to go on the injured list. He last pitched Aug. 6. … Woodward said the Rangers want to wait until they’re comfortable with Danny Santana (right forearm strain) playing first base before activating him.UP NEXTAngels: RHP Julio Teheran (0-1, 6.75 ERA) is scheduled to pitch the opener of a three-game series at home against Oakland. He is 1-0 with a 2.92 ERA in two starts against the A’s, both during his nine seasons with Atlanta.Rangers: RHP Kyle Gibson (0-1, 2.45 ERA) starts the opener of a three-game home series against Seattle. He was 4-3 with a 3.64 ERA in 10 starts against the Mariners with Minnesota. SUBSCRIBE TO US LIVE TV FOLLOW US