Monthly Archives: July 2017

Costa Rica vs USA

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When: Saturday at 10 p.m. ET
Where: Arlington, Texas
TV: FS1 and Univision Deportes
Stream: fuboTV and Fox Sports Go

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The U.S. men’s national team faces its toughest test of the Gold Cup on Saturday night when takes on Costa Rica in the semifinals.

Costa Rica and the USA will go head-to-head for a place in the 2017 Gold Cup final on Saturday when they face off at the AT&T Stadium in Arlington, Texas.

Los Ticos are targeting an appearance in the final for just the second time, having only previously reached it in 2002.

The USA will be looking to return to the showpiece after the 2015 tournament broke their streak of five consecutive appearances.

Read on for a preview of their upcoming clash, but first here are the viewing details you need to catch the action:

Costa Rica progressed to the semi-final by beating Panama 1-0 in the last round courtesy of an Anibal Godoy own goal, while the United States saw off El Salvador 2-0.

Despite the comfortable scoreline, the hosts struggled to impress in the latter match.

Indeed, per Galarcep, both manager Bruce Arena and his players are well aware of that need after the quarter-final. Arena said: “I thought we had a difficult time tonight. Our timing wasn’t good. We didn’t deal well with the physicality. The game had no rhythm with all the fouls and players falling on the group, but we weren’t good on top of it.”

Jozy Altidore added: “We can’t be coming out flat like that. As the games get tougher now, a good Costa Rica team will punish you early on if you come out flat like that. I don’t think we can come out like we did today in the first 30 and escape without giving up goals. We’ve got to be sharper.”

The United States may have been able to get away with a lacklustre performance against El Salvador, but they’ll have a tougher time against Los Ticos.

The Open Championship 2017

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Jordan Spieth takes a two-shot lead into the third round at the 146th staging of The Open Championship with fellow American Matt Kuchar on his tail.

Ian Poulter and Brooks Koepka are tied in third position, while Rory McIlroy added a 68 to his opening 71 to post a halfway total of one under par and lie five shots off the pace set by two-time major winner Spieth.

After wet and rainy conditions on Friday forced a climbing cutline at the Open Championship and few scores in the red, golfers will hope for a little more calm from Mother Nature at Royal Birkdale on Saturday. Jordan Spieth take a two-shot lead at 6-under 134, into the weekend.

You can stream the Open beginning at 4:30 a.m. ET using the Golf Channel’s broadcast simulcast stream. Golf Channel will show it on television, while NBC takes over coverage beginning at 7 a.m.

The cutline was set at 5-over 145. Few notable golfers missed the cut, though Phil Mickelson was among them after shooting 3-over on Thursday and 7-over Friday for 10-over 150. It was his first missed cut at an Open since 2012.

Spieth was the only competitor to shoot in the 60s on both days of competition. He was in a three-way tie for first after shooting 5-under 65 on Thursday. In tougher conditions on Friday he shot 1-under 69. Combined, that gave him a two-stroke lead over Matt Kutchar, who went 1-over on Friday. Brooks Koepka went two shots over par Friday and finds himself in a tie with Ian Poulter (even Friday) at 3-under 137.

Rory McIlroy was one of the day’s biggest movers, advancing 52 spots up the leaderboard to T6 by shooting 2-under 68 for the day. His Open began with five bogeys across the first six holes on Thursday, but he settled in after a pep talk from his caddie — “What the f*** are you doing?” — on Thursday. He, too, will be one to keep an eye on.

Arsenal vs Chelsea Live

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Five days short of two months to the date these two teams met in the FA Cup final to close out the 2016-17 season, they are set to meet again, this time in the iconic Bird’s Nest stadium in Beijing. The stakes are just a tad bit lower this time around.

This will be Chelsea’s first official pre-season friendly of the summer, following the unofficial and behind-closed-doors affair of last week’s 8-2 smackdown of Fulham. Results of course don’t exactly matter in pre-season, though winning 8-2 is certainly preferable to losing 8-2.

Arsenal have played three friendlies already, beating Sydney FC 2-0 and Western Sidney Wanderers 3-1 during their tour of Australia, and Bayern Munich in a penalty kick shootout after a 1-1 draw in the International Champions Cup in Shanghai. Arsenal’s pre-season is chock full of games (6 in total, 3-4 more than Chelsea), before the two teams meet again in the Community Shield in two weeks on August 6.

That means that season proper is only three weeks away, so it’s time to truly get down to work work work work work work work…

Arsenal vs Chelsea

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Arsenal vs Chelsea Live

Five days short of two months to the date these two teams met in the FA Cup final to close out the 2016-17 season, they are set to meet again, this time in the iconic Bird’s Nest stadium in Beijing. The stakes are just a tad bit lower this time around.

This will be Chelsea’s first official pre-season friendly of the summer, following the unofficial and behind-closed-doors affair of last week’s 8-2 smackdown of Fulham. Results of course don’t exactly matter in pre-season, though winning 8-2 is certainly preferable to losing 8-2.

Arsenal have played three friendlies already, beating Sydney FC 2-0 and Western Sidney Wanderers 3-1 during their tour of Australia, and Bayern Munich in a penalty kick shootout after a 1-1 draw in the International Champions Cup in Shanghai. Arsenal’s pre-season is chock full of games (6 in total, 3-4 more than Chelsea), before the two teams meet again in the Community Shield in two weeks on August 6.

That means that season proper is only three weeks away, so it’s time to truly get down to work work work work work work work…

Date / Time: Saturday, July 22, 12:40 BST; 7:40am EDT; 5:10pm IST

Venue: Bird’s Nest, Beijing, China

Forecast: Hot hot hot

On TV: ITV 1 (UK); elsewhere

Streaming online: Chelsea TV (int’l) — should be free to view, including in USA (just need to register for a free account on the official Chelsea website), and hopefully without too much crashing this time around.

Arsenal team news: Since we last met, Arsenal have signed a new center forward in Alexandre Lacazette and a new and fairly useful defender in Sead Kolašinac while managing to hang on (so far) to the likes of Alexis Sánchez, Mesut Özil, and Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain. Oh an Arsène Wenger got a new contract, confirming his status as emperor of all things Arsenal.

Chelsea team news: Since Chelsea last met Arsenal, the Blues have broken up with Diego Costa and signed a new center forward in Álvaro Morata (though he won’t play due to travel), broken up with Nemanja Matić and signed a new central midfielder in Tiemoué Bakayoko (though he won’t play due to injury), broken up with John Terry and signed a new central defender in Antonio Rüdiger (though he won’t play due to prior commitments), and broken up with Asmir Begović and signed a new backup goalkeeper in Willy Caballero (he might actually play). But most crucially, Chelsea did not break up with Antonio Conte, much to the tabloids’ chagrin, and instead signed him to a new contract on club-record wages.

With Eden Hazard also missing from the tour due to a broken ankle, Chelsea’s somewhat depleted squad has been augmented by plenty of youngsters and former and future Loan Army warriors.

Arsenal vs. Chelsea: Live Stream, TV Info for 2017 Pre-Season Friendly

Arsenal denied Chelsea a domestic double in Antonio Conte’s first season as Blues manager back in May as they prevailed 2-1 in the FA Cup final at Wembley Stadium.

The two sides meet again on Saturday for a pre-season friendly in Beijing ahead of their clash in the Community Shield in August to open the new domestic campaign.

Of the three fixtures, Saturday’s match has the least significance attached to it, but neither side will want to lose to their London and Premier League rivals in what will be a useful clash for both managers as they continue preparing for the new season.

Here are all the scheduling and viewing details for the match at the iconic Bird’s Nest:

Date: Saturday, July 22

Time: 12:40 p.m. BST, 7:40 a.m. ET

TV Info: ITV (UK)

Live Stream: The ITV Hub

Preview

For many fans the most intriguing part of pre-season is examining how new arrivals are bedding in.

Arsenal have made some decent signings so far this summer, and new recruits Sead Kolasinac and Alexandre Lacazette should be in action against the Blues.

The former was a doubt, along with Per Mertesacker, Aaron Ramsey and Olivier Giroud, due to food poisoning, but he returned to training ahead of the all-London clash, per ESPN FC’s Mattias Karen.

The Gunners beat Bayern Munich on penalties in Wednesday’s clash in Shanghai and will hope to continue their winning form against their domestic rivals.

Giants score three in the 9th to tie, lose in 11

AT&T Park was mostly empty in the top of the ninth inning Friday night when the hardy few fans who stayed through a stinker of game for the Giants started a “Let’s Go Giants” chant. Team executives should have walked through the stands shaking hands with all of them, the truest of the faithful.

The players in the orange tops showed their appreciation another way, tying the game with a three-run rally that began with two outs in the ninth and sent the game into extra innings. The crowning blow was Conor Gillaspie‘s pinch two-run homer, his first of the year.

A smaller but just as enthusiastic group saw the Giants lose anyway, 12-9, when three straight Padres (Matt Szczur, Jose Pierla and Carlos Asuaje) drove in runs with their fourth hits of the game. All were singles, two off George Kontos, who was pitching for the fourth time in five days and was supposed to be off.

When the game ended at 12:01 a.m. Saturday, the Giants had lost for the eighth time in 11 games this year to the Padres, who had 20 hits and lead the Giants by six games in the “race” for fourth place.

Nobody was more frustrated than Jeff Samardzija, who had leads of 4-0 after one inning, 5-1 after three and 6-2 after four yet had to be yanked before he even could qualify for a win.

“Your guys go out there and battle for you and give you a nice, comfortable lead,” Samardzija said. “That’s all you can ask for anytime as a pitcher. You want three, four runs and do your job. They did that and then some. To have it turn out the way it did, it’s not on my list of things I enjoy doing.”

Manager Bruce Bochy does not enjoy walking into the interview room after the Giants score nine runs, which sometimes amounts to two series worth of production, and talk about a loss. This was the third time he had to do it in 2017.

To expand that further, the Giants have lost nine games in which they have scored at least six.

The Giants have not had too many games when they have been terrible on both sides, but have had several like this: When they pitch they don’t hit. When they hit they don’t pitch.

“That’s why we are where we’re at,” Bochy said. “Long game. Long innings. We grinded all night. For our guys to come out for the ninth inning and make a comeback like that, it’s frustrating we couldn’t win.”

Wil Myers broke a 6-6 tie in the seventh with a homer off Hunter Strickland, who allowed two more in the eighth after allowing consecutive triples to start the inning.

The Giants were down 9-6 in the ninth against closer Brandon Maurer and rallied big-time after the first two Giants made outs.

Buster Posey walked and advanced on indifference. Brandon Crawford’s second RBI single scored Posey, and Gillaspie sent a slider high and deep into the night to tie it 9-9.

But they could not score in the 10th.. The Padres got their three in the 11th against George Kontos pitching for the fourth time in five nights. Bochy said before the game he wanted to stay away from Kontos, but he tried to squeeze an inning from the right-hander before going to his long man, Kyle Crick, the last reliever left.

When a game goes past midnight and 21 runs score, there is bound to be some strangeness, and there was.

Play momentarily was stopped in extra innings when an aggressive flock of seagulls commandeered the air space over the outfield and had Denard Span, who has a fear of birds, running several steps to safety.

The birds dispersed when the sound engineers played that “Everybody clap your hands” thing, and the fans did. For a minute.

Before the ninth inning, it was frustration after frustration for the Giants.

Letting Hector Sanchez kill them again? Samardzija getting walloped by the same team for the second time in six nights? Szczur standing at the plate in the ninth and 11th innings needing a homer for the cycle when he did not even play the first four innings?

Szczur would have been the first player in at least 104 years to have a cycle in a game he did not start. He needed a homer in the ninth and went for it, striking out against Steven Okert with a tremendous cut.

Sanchez hit his fourth homer of the year against the Giants, an RBI double and a single. Since 2015, his final year in San Francisco, he is hitting 11-for-22 with five homers and 13 RBIs against the Giants.

Against everyone else he has hit .193 with five homers in 88 at-bats.

The game pitted two starters who have attracted some interest in the trade market, Samardzija and Trevor Cahill. Neither finished five innings. Cahill allowed six runs, Samardzija five.

The game began so pleasantly for the Giants, too, with a four-run first inning.

Span continued his roll with a leadoff double. Brandon Belt flipped a single to right-center, his first hit in 10 at-bats, to score Span. After Posey’s walk, Crawford bounced a single to right that turned into a bonanza for the Giants because of a bad throw from Hunter Renfroe.